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Janwftjf Atlnnttc.
The summer will come with n fresh pcifumc
Where all thu brown leaves arc lying,
And the windy air with a blush anil bloom,
Like a shuttle blown through a silken loom,
In the delicate foliage plylnir.
The tnotnln)! will gather II colors anew,
As sweet as n fitrllsh promlfc,
Of green and golden and rose and blue,
To weave frcih violet out of the dew
As bright as tho oms stolen from us.
As I lie at case In my my last rcjosc,
All the beauty about me woven,
J.Ike the cunning of sense that lnwtrd (lows,
1 shall feel In the blush that dyes the rote
And the germ when Us husk Is cloven.
And the rootlets And their way under-ground
Through the tolls of tho season's malice,
fill I lruow how the coll of sense Is wound
To the far-oft stars In the depths profound,
Where Earth seems a guldeu palace. 3
Hut you will not know of the watch 1 keep
Where the tlowot the senses all pass,
Like a dreamer, who heats the stir and creep
Of tin' wind, while gently I lie asleep
Under the Iroad-lcafcd catalpa.
ms T oriuaI.T"
Who Coiiiiuunili'it ul 1! ti n Iter
Clcrttmitl Catcttc.
In tho issuo of tlio American Frund,
printed nud published by Royal Pren
tiss at Marietta, 0., January 22, 1810, I
find tlio abovo important question fully
discussed, and it tho evidenco may bu
accepted, definitely settled. Tho wri
ter of tho artiolo 13 Israel Putnam,
grandson oi Major-General Israel Put
nam. Tho ovldoneo introduced is that
of General Putnam hlmsoll us reported
by his grandson, tho wrllor of tho art!
clc. Of thobattlo tho artiolo says: "A
particular and circumstantial account
of which tlio writer of this had lrom
General Putnam. Having lived in fa
inlliarty in tlio samo house with him
about livo of tlio last years of his life,
and attended him, I will lay boforo
you an accouut of tlio battlo of Bunker
Hill from tho mouth ol Geuornl Putnam
himsolfns follows: That ho commanded
at tho Battlo of Bunker Hill. That ho
was tho only ono on horseback iu tho
battlo that day. That he rotlo lrom
place to place, giving orders to tho men
not to firo n gin until ho should givo tho
signal. That they should not firo until
they could sco tho color of tholr eyes
and tho buckles in their shoos. That
tltoy should aim at tho whito jackets
of tho officors, nnd at their breasts.
That thoy should fire diagonally at the
ranks so as not to loao n snot. That
tho British inarched up in columns
within pistol shot when 'ho gavn tlio sig,
nnt to nro, wnen a Ureailtul volloy was
poured into tho British columns, which
strowed tho ground with dead and
wounded. That tho British retreated
and fonuod, nnd marched up tho second
timo, when thoy mot tho samo fato as
at the first, aud rotroated tho second
titno, and being reinforced thoy march-
cd up, ami wcro kopt off until our am-
munition was noarly expended, and ro.. tho coast of Italy. A fow vessels roach-eoivlnguorolnlbrctmonts.uswasorder-
ed Africa, whero tho unhrnnv children
od and expected, though thoy woro in
sight, and being ovorpowored by such
, . . i
aupunor iiumucrs, no ordered a re
treat." As a confirmation of these
statements tho writer gives a convorsa-
uon wuicn no overnearu at tlio house
ot Joseph Putnam, a cousin of General
iuumm, as louows: "josonn I'utnnm
said that 'tho British officers tool:
possesion of tho cluunbor over their
heads. That after tho return from
tho Battlo of Bunker Hill ho hoard
thorn curse you (Genoral Putnam)
bitterly. That thoy lo3t 100 officers
that'diiy.'"1 General Putnam repllod.
'Ihlit it was his order and aim to de
alroyUho officers of that day." Tho
abovu conversation took placo (being
present with Genoral Putnam In tho
houso 'of' Jbsoph Putnam, Boston) in
September, 178G.
lldiv u liomipario Got it Wile.
i toiu you months ago, writes a cor.
rcsponddlit of tho Now Orleans Pica-
yune, mat a urincoss Joanne Uonapnrto
was attericilng a drawing' class in tho
Fine Arts school, with tho hope of win-
amg a ilvoilliooa by ponoil. Slio.fouud
wealth not only for herself but for all
her, family there Tortunopit by hor
niuu u uuuruuu gin .ouior ago. jNoign.-
borhoodlodto acquaintance. Princess
Joanne Is a pleusing tomboy; horroti'-h-
ucss, outspoken tou'guo, bolduoss, oiler
such frankness that ono Is disposed to
forgot that dollcacy and reserve aro wo
man's brightness drrl'amoats. Acquaint
anco ripened into intlmaoy, for both
pursued tho'samo ideal and both woro
Princesses', ono by volns tho otlior by
piirso, Princess Jeanno'a brother camo
to escort hor homo hor'homo a cham
ber, noxt to tho sorvants' chambors in
an arlstooratlo mansion. Ho liked his
sister's friond at first sight. Sho'hked
him; liking soon grow to lovo when ho
found that hor grand hand held $4,000,
000 and sho .found that his hand added
a prinooly crown to tho plain gold ring
on, fourth fingor of tho loft hand. Ho
could not ask for that hand his
ria'mo was all Ills fortuno oould
only sound that hand's hopes am
onion, a. common friend was sont
to Mme Blano, the lady's mother,
Xherowas no objectiou. Tho lady's
father on his deathbed said to hor: "My
darling, I loavo you more than n princo
ly fortune You will bo oagorly courtod.
Givo your hand only to a man ambitious
, ., , . ..
wm.om.uumury 10 mo uesi, 01 U1S
ability. Don't mnrry ono ot society's
dronos." Whllo Mile Blano loved
Princo Roland, still as mai'ringo was a
contraot whloh only death could dis
solve, Mtuo, Blano thought it judloious,
uoioro lotting hor doughtcv say tho irro
voeablo "I will," that soraotimo should
bo fiyen to rotlootion and chango of
Bceno. Ktioum bo appoalod to ro
niovo tho impression Prinoo Roland
had mado woro itonly superficial. Mme
Blanc and daughter visited Swltzorlund
nnd northern Italy. Tho tour lasted
throo months. Mother asked daughter
on their return to Paris if sho still was
disposed to listen lovingly to I'rinco
Roland's prnyor; and golllnjr "Aye,"
for answer, summoned tlio Princo, and
gavo him daughter nnd blessing. It
was determined to mako tlio wedding
brilliant; tho bride was to beeomo tho
grand nicco of Omar and a wholo line
of Kings, grand-daughter to Lactltta.
Suroly such a marriago is no every day
occurrence Ono hundred thousand
dollars wcro spent on tho bride's outfit.
Tho marriago was celebrated at St.
Koch on Novombcr 17th.
IllHtorlctil KeiiclttioiiH.
That history repeats itself is nn
nnelent truism. It is, however, interest
ing to note how many great ovents
linvo been duplicated, as it wcio, by
shadowy imitations, and how many
novelties aro but "now toots (i. c. tunes)
on auld horns," as King Jamlu expressed
it. As years pass away the imitations
frequently drop into obscurity. Every
one lias heard of Charlotto Corday, hut
fow people remember Cccllo Renault,
tho young girl who attempird to follow
in her footsteps. This young woman
presented hersolf repeatedly at thohouso
of Robespierre, urgently endeavoring
to gain admittanco to him; but Murnt's
fnto had probably mado his collcaguo
suspicious, and tho police searched a
parcel Cecilo carried. It contained
two knives, and from this and other
circumstances tliero appears but littlo
doubt that tho young girl shared Clinr
lotto Corday's enthusiasm, ns sho event
ually did her fato. Ceello Renault was
gulllotlnod on the charge of an Intention
Joan of Arc Is a familiar histories1
character; but only a vaguo memon
survives of that "woman of llcri, named
Catherine," who at tho same tlmo as
tho maiden of Domrcmy'waa urging
her father to assist her in her "mission,"
gavo out that sho also had "behold vis
ions of fair ladles with crowns of gold,
who hado her go through Franco seek
ing subsidies and men-at-arms for tho
D.uilphln." This "Catherine" ntverap
pears to liavo gained tho belief of her
neighbors, in spitoof her promises that
her "fait ladles" wouid "reveal hidden
4 u ..!! . 1. f . 1 , , . 1 I
ni-.iiuim iu urn juiiowers, aim kiio is
now only remembered asakiud of feeble
shadow of tho famous Maid of Orleans.
If Fuller is to bo bclioved, ono of tho
most curious instances of this kind of
historical repetition occurred in tho
thirteenth century. It is stated that so
universal was tho criisadinrr enthusiasm
at this ora, that in 1213 no less than
sft.nnn nbiiiW., of , tun w.
Land. This "Child's Crusado" was
organized by two worthless monks, who
dosigned to soli their deluded victims as
slaves in Africn. According to tho
story, nearly all tho ahlns containing
tho vouncr enthusiasts worn wrb.l'nir
were sold as slaves nnd carried into tho
Interior of tlio country; somo of tho
ships woro driven into tho portofjGenoa,
whero somo of tho young crusaders wcro
roscued and restored Jo thoh parents.
Two mot chants ofMarselllos aro said
to have been executed for complicity in
Hits crimo
Fow inventions or ingonious contri
vancc3 uro nbsolutclv now. It Is not
long slnco thcro was nn account in tho
papers of a successful euro cll'ectod at
ono of tho, London hospitals by check
Ing an apptirontly fatal homorhago from
a placo whero it was impossiblo to apply
bandagos. Tho medical studonts took
It In turn to keep tho wound closed by
tho prcsstiro of a Hngor, rolioving each
other at Intervals throughout tho day
and till tho placo healed ovor. This
contrlvanco wasmontloncdas anovolty,
but tho samotrcatmont was successfully
practiced over two hundred yoars ngo,
when tho princo of Orango ("Silont
William") was wounded in tho nock by
an assassin, Juan Jaurcguy. It was
impossiblo to apply bandages to stop
tho bleeding without suffocating tho
patient, but a young surgeon named
Botalli applied tho samo mothod of gon-
no prossuro Dy a iiagor, and savod tho
Prince's life.
Cnrr. Jf. Y, ' lir.cj.
In this momory-abounding roIon
thoro Is not a slnglo spot, oxoopt Wind
sor Castlq itsolf, richer in historical in
toresl that Runnymedo. But it 13 pro
cieoiy tno .wotm'a most famous spots
which bear least token of what thoy
roally aro. Upon tho fiat, unplcturosquo
moadow lands that encirelo tho old city
ot Loipslo, tlio groat battlo which chauK-
cd tho history of Europo has left no
traco whatever. Amid tho barbario
splondor of Moscow, it is hard to ro
mcmbor that many men stillllving havo
soon it ono red chaos of flaming ruin,
Tho trim whlto strcota and dalntv car.
dons of LUbon suggest no memory of
mat grim November day when masslvo
cathedrals loapod bodily from their
foundations, and wholo streets foil lil:o
packs of cards. In tho samo way a for
oign travolor might cross Runnymedo
a dozon times without soolng anything
to remind him that he was travorslng
mo scono 01 mo greatest event in tho
early history of tlio Anglo-Saxon raco
Turnlngaway from tho statolv pro
wuoaiuu ui uims, wirco nines in JonKlh.
--.M,.. fnrnl, ,,, rn WnV, ",'
, , MHj,(imm ui IMU
Royal park, you strlko into tho old
Windsor highway, and bonding round to
tho right, tho "Royal Tapoatry Houao."
(whoro tho now .hangings of Windsor
Castlo nro being ombroidorod with do
signs from Tennyson,) and como out on
thoroad to tho town of Stainos.fivo miles
away, luonco, through a succession of
tall hodgerows, low thatched oottagos,
wide-green meadows, slouohlng labor
ers tn dingy smookfrooks, and all tho
other features of a gonuino English land
scapoyou omorgo suddenly upon tho,
shoro of tho Thames, which rolls its
swift, smooth current botwoon flat grav
elly banks, rolloved hero and thcro by
dark clumps of thicket. So low, Indcod,
are both sides of tho river at this point,
that in mora than ono placo thoy arc
completely under water, giving an un
pleasant, significance to tho information
afforded by a mouldering finger-post
that this road leads to Stamps, "except
when tho water is high."
To the right Coopor hill surges -up
nealnst tho &ky in ono croat wavo of
green sloping turf, dappled horo and
thoro with sombro ovcrgreonB, through
tho clustering lenves of which tho red
brick walls aud antlquo chimneys of
sevotnl quaint, old fashioned houses
poor down at us like ambushed soldiers.
Half-way up tho hillside tho white, many
windowed front of a stately manor
house looks out over a smooth, preen
lawn, sentinolcd by tho mighty olms for
which tho country is famous. Ou tho
oft, beyond tho river, lies Runnymedo
self, a vast dcsolnto oxpauso of bare,
brown plain which, framed in a distant
background of skeleton trees nnd leaf
less hedgerows, with tho cold gray sky
of winter abovo, and a dead, grim sllocco
brooding over all, has a storn plctur
csquenos3 of its own harmonizing woll
with Its formldablo historical renown.
Amid such surroundings undf under
such a aky, it needs no great power of
fancy to call up tho whole sccno again.
Thoro stand tho grim Norman Baron',
in their shining ring-mail, leaning sig
nificantly upon tho hugo two-handed
swords, which formed tho solo idon of
political argument. TLero aro tho stal
wart men-ntniins clustered around
their masters, with ready weapons, and
. '.nil: of stern, buslucss-liko satisfaction
on their scarred, boarded faces. Thcro,
'mI ind them, crowd tho low-browed
Siixo'.i villagers, iu their Hat caps and
li'uthtrn jerkins, with a momentary
gleam ol joy upon their hard visages at
tho siiiht ol ono tvraut prostrated uy'
another. And thoro, in tlio midst of
all, appear tho narrow, cud eye and
ooara, sensual mouth ol John of Anjou
himself, distorted by a frenzy or ming
led terror and race.
Tliu Accident by Which Degrcci Wcro Con
ferred on tho Wcnthcr.
"Zsro," on tho common thormomotcr,
like tho llnelful namo of tho constolla-
Hons, is a curious instnuco of thu wav
wise" men's errors aro mado immortal
by becoming popular. It may bo worth
whllo to say that tho word Itsolf (zero)
comc3 to us through tho Spanish from
tho Arabic, nnd moans empty, honco,
nolhins. In expressions, Jlkb "90 do-
crcos Farh., tho abbreviation "Fahr.'f
stands for Fahrenheit, a Prussian mer
chant of Dantzlc, on tho. Baltic .Sea.
His full naino was Gabriel Panlol Fall-.
ronholt. . ,
From a boy ho was a oloso obsorvcr
of nature, nnd when only nineteen yoars
old, in tho romarkably cold winter of
1700, ho oxperimouted by putting snow
aud salt together, aud noticed that it
produced a degreo of cold equal to tho
coldest day of tho year. And as that
day was tho coldost tho oldest Inhnb
Itant could remombor, Gabrlol was tho
rcoro struck with tho coiucldcnco of his
littlo Eclcutlllo discovery, and hastily
concluded that ho had found tho lowest
dogroo of tomperaturo in tho world,
cither natural or nrtlUcltil. Ho called
tho degreo zoro, and constructed a thcr
momotor or rudo weather-glass, with a
sealo graduating up from zoro to boiling
point, whloh ho numborcd 212, and tho
freezing 32, because as ho thought,
morcurycoulraclod tho thirty-second of
its volumo on bulug cooled down from
tho temperature of freezing water to
zoro, aud oxpandod a ono hundred and
clthlcth on bolng boated from tho freez
ing to tho boiling point.
Timo showoil that mis arrangement,
instead of being truly seionllfio, was as
nrbltary as tho division ot tlio Biblo into
orses and, chapters, and that thoso two
points no moro roprosonlod tho roal ox-
troraos of tomperaturo thau ''from Dan
to Beorshoba" oxprcsscd tho exact ex
tromesof Pulostino.
But Fahrouholt's thermometer had
been widely adopted with its inoon
vonlont soalo, and noao thought of uuy
bolter until his nano becamo an author
ity, for Fahrenheit fiually abandoned
trade and gavo hlmsolf up to seion'co
Tho throo countries which uso Fah
r;mhoit nro England, Holland and Amor
ica. Russia and Germany uso Roau"
mor's thormoineter, in which tho boil
ing point is counted 80 degrees abovo
tho freezing point. Franco uses tho
contlgrado thormomo.cr, so called bo
causo It marks tho boiling point 100
degrees, from freezing point. On many
accounts tho contlgrado systomis tho
best, ,and tho triumph of couvonlouco
will bo obtained when zaro is mado tho
freezing point, and when tho boiling
point 13 put 100 or 1000 uogroos lrom It
and all tho subdivisions aro fixed dool
Au Actor-Prfnclicr.
Ciiarloy Parsons, who was forty yoars
ago a famous actor in Loulsvillo, Ky.
was a vigorous and liandsomo young
man, aud tho promise of his genius was
thou as bright as Forrest's or Booth's
Aftorn fowj-ears ofaotivo stage lifo a
chango camo over tho spirit of Parson's
dreams and at one jump ho bounded to
tho oxtromo ot social limits from nn
nctor Jo a proacher. At that dato ,n
Mothodlst ohuroli was iiltuatcd on
Fourth street in Liuisvillo, and n thou
tr'o was just arouad tho cornor on Jeff.
crson strcot, and an announcement lor
ono night was RIohard III., with iPar
son's ns tho humpback tyrant. Tho
audionco had assombled at tho thoatro
and thoro was a crowdod house The
first not was called, when it was ropovt-
ed that Parsons was not on hand. In
thoso days it was not an unusual thing
for prominent actors to bo missing at
tho tlmo for tho performances to com
menco, and sovoral jokes aro told of
rnanagors having to tako tholr principal
aolors out of pawn boforo tho curtain
could bo rung up. So tho absonco of
Parsons was not a surpriso. Tho mja
tory was, "Whoroisho?" Noonocould
answer tho question, and all tlio attaches
of tho thoatro wcro sent out to search
for him. No ono over thought of look
ing iu a church for n missing actor, but
it was thoro that Parsons was found.
Tho stngo carpontcr- stntod tlio caso to
tho soxlon of tho church, nud learning
that tho missing man was on tho Inside,
wont in. Tho carpenter spied his man
near tlio front seat, and, walking rapid
ly up tho alslo, touched him on tho
arm - and said, "First, act's called,
Parsons looked around in utter
surpriso; iu his devotion tho thcatro
had gotten clear out of his thoughts.
"What's tho play?" ho asked.
"Why, 'Richard', sir," was tho an
And tho reply camo: "Toll thorn that
Richard plays auothor part to-night:"
Tho carpenter hurried to tho thoatro
with thercpoit that Parsons was at tho
church and gone crazy. Tho theatre
pooplo at once invaded tho church and,
after much talk and argument, Parsons
played Richard for tho last tlmo. Soon
afterwards ho loft tho thcatro for good,
aud though many years from that was
ono of tho most prominent ministers ol
Louisville At times ho was rather
hard in speaking of tho thoatro, but
through all tho days or his lifo ho cher
ished friendships that had tholr begin
ning at tho old "City -theatre" Par
sons played a wido raugo of characters
during his career upon tho stage
A Confederate Christmas.
D. McCabolntlio American.
Christmas day, 18GL was tlio Confed
erate Christmas par excellence Out
sido supplies of nil kinds had disap
peared, and whatever comforts wnto
provided wcro of homo manufacture
Tho Confederate dollar va3 now worth
tyt 2 conts in gold, nnd Hour was $000
a barrel; sugar was SS0 a pound; salt,
SI; butter, $10, and boi'f $35 to tflO. a
pound. Wood sold at $100 a cord, and
coal was not to bo had, savo iu a low of
tho cities, owing' to scarcity of trans
portation. Tho day was Sunday, which.
in itsolf, would have tempered tho usual
inorriniont. At a country residence bo
low Richmond, and. 'not far from tho
lines of tho contending armies, a party
ot seven Indies and gentlemen all in
tho striutcstS5uthorn senso of tlio term
wcro nsscmblod at dinner. Tho man
sion had been proverbial for its hospi
tality before tho war. Now, tho wol-.
conio was as cordial as over, but tno
board was spread iu "accordance with
tho necessities of tho times.
At tho head of the tablo was placed
a largo ham, vvorth $30O; at the foot was
tho lust turkey tho, farm could boast',
worth $155. ,Tho vcgotablcs consisted
of cabbages, potatoes and hominy,
worth, at n reasonable calculation, $100.
Corn broad was served, flour having
been unknown In this hou3a for months.
Tho meal of which it was mado was
worth $80 a bushol, nnd tho salt that
seasoned it $ 1 a pound. Dessert thcro
was 110110, but In its placo tho hostess
provided a coarse, black molasses, worth
$G0 a gallon. Tho samo kind lady, a
raro troat for her guests, brought, out
with a glow of prido a steaming urn of
real tea not sassafras (worth $100
a pound) at tho samo timo warning tho
company that thcyjnust expect but ono
cup apiece,, as, this was tho last of her
store After this thoro was "coffee"
mado from svfeot potatoes cut Into littlo
bits, toasted brown and ground to pow
dor. Such was a Confodorato Christ
mas dinner in tho last winter of tho
war. From this superb, repast the Ecalo
dosccudod to. army rations a Jjlt of salt
pork, corn bread and ewect potato. cof
fee without sugar., ,
iThocompauy consisted of three ladles
and four gentlemen. Thqladlcs' toilets
tho .writer .cannot yenturo, to describe,
butthoy woro largoly mado up of "home
mado" articles in tho fashion prevailing
at tho cpmmencoment of tho, war. Tho
trosscs of bno worojfastoncd with ' Con
federate hair pins,') mado oflong black
thorns, with tho heads tipped with soul
lug-wax,, and tho dross was of simple
homcsoun. With tho exception of tho
muster of tho houso,- whose ngo compell
ed him to pursue tho ways ot peace, the
gontlomou wore in, uniform,! two being
olllcors nud two privates from tho neigh
boring lines. Tho couutry road beyond
tho fnrni was lined with slowly moving
trains of army wagons, and occasion
ally asmall party of cavalry would pass
by at a sharp trot. From, tho windows
of tho mansion thin, light clouds pf
smoko could bu soon rising from thu
camp fires on tho lines, and now and
then tho dull thud of a heavy gun would
break thu stillness of tho scono, and a
flcooy oloud would rlso ovor tlio trees'
tops and melt away in tho air.
On tho lines tho ivotorans of many a
havdfoughS field wero watching their
antagonists with slecplosi vigilance,
somo on duty In tho works and others
gathered about tholr llros toasting bUs
of army 'pork,' roasting1, potatoes or try
ing to bako corn bread In tho ashes, and
recalling momorlos of homo and othor
days when Christmas was not wont to
wear so stern a look and life was easier,
and tho land was at poaoo. Even then,
amid tho rulns.of n falling causo, thoso
stout hearts cherished high hopes that
tho next Yulctldo would soo thorn safoly
at homo once!moro, happy and peaceful
undor tho bright folds of tho Hag thoy
had fought wO woll to uphold hopos
that wero destined to porisii oro in
grass of another spring Bhould
Wecklj Dlipateh. '
I want to mend my wagon,
An' has to havo seme nails;
Jus' two' free will be plenty,
We're going to haul our rails.
The eplcndlilcit cob fences
Wc'ro making over was I
I wis' you'd help us Arid 'cm,
O ran' m a al'us does.
My horse's namo Is Dottoy ;
Bho Jumped and brolto her head,
I put her In the stablo
Aud fed her milk and bread. 1
Tho stable's In tho parlor)
We didn't mako no.muss,
I wis' you'd let It stay there,
UMti'minVusdoci. v
l's going to the cornfield
To rldo on Charlie's plow;
I pcct he'd like to havo me '
, t wants to go right now, -
Oh, woa'tlgceupnwful," '
Aud whoa llkeUharllo whoasf
I wis' you wouldn't bozz;r,
tiran'mnnl'us does.
1 wants some bread and butter,
l's hungry wors est kind ;
llut Tnddle musn't havo none,
'Cause sho wouldu' mind;
Tut plenty sugar on It,
Tell you what, I knows
It's right to put on sugar,
tlrnn'ma nl'us docs.
Set tho Children to Work.
Evon tho youngest member of tho
family should havo something given
him to do. "Tho choros," which tho
country boys and girls do, thoroby ro
Hoviug tholr ovor worked elders, nro
not only nn asslstanco In tho household,
but a means of oduontlou, and it is im
portant that thoso families who unfor
tunately live iu tho city should find for
tholr children something to tako tho
placo of this moons of education.
"Can't Rub It Out."
"Don't writo tliero," said a father to
his son, who was writing with a diamond
on tho window.
"Why not!"
''Because you can't rub it out.
Did it ovor occur to you my child;
that you arc dally writing that which
you can't rub out? You mado acmel
speech to your mother tlio oilier day.
It wrote itself on hor loving heart, and
gavo hor treat palti. It is thoro now,
Wid It hurts her every time sho thinks
of It. You can't rub it out.
You wished a wioked thought ouo
.day in tho ear of your playmate It
wroto Itsolf on his mind, and led him
to do a wicked act. It is thoro now;
you can't rub it out.
All. your thoughts, all your words,
all your acU aro written in tho book of
God. Bo carolul. Tho record is very
lasting. You can't rub it out.
Tho Little Songstress.
Go'.dca Thread..
A littlo girl is singing in a small sjhool
room in a largo stroot at Stockholm.
Sho is brushing nnd dusting and sing
ing, for her mother is tho mistress, aud
sho helps kcop tho school-room in order,
nnd sho wnrblcs as sho works,' Rko n
happy bird In spring-time
A lady ouo day .happenened to rldo
by in hor carriago; tho littlo girl's song
reached her car, and tlio caso, graco
and earnest sweetness of her v'olco
touched her heart. Tito lady slopped
her carriago, and wont tohuut tho littlo
songstross. Small sho indccd.was, and
shy, and not pretty, but. of a' pleasing
"Imu3ttnko your daughter toCnu
llus," said tho .lady to hor mother
Cnullus was a famous musto-teaohor
"sho hasnvoico that will.rnako hor
"Mako her, fortuno! Ah, what a great
n-ake that must be," I suppose tho child
thought; and w.ondorod very much. Thp
lady.took hor to tho;musio mostorwho
ws delighted with hor voloo, and hp
saidt .
"1 must tako hor to Count Puoho," a
groat judge iu'such mattors.
Count Puoho looked coldly at, hor,
and gru Illy asked what tho musio-rnasler
cxpeotodjilm to do forsuoh a child as.
that ' t 1 t
"Only hoar hor.clng," flold.Grwljtus.
OountJPacho condescended todo that;
and tlio instant, 8heflnUhod;ho oried out,
well pleased, "She shall havo all-tho
advart vires' of Stookhplm Academy.
SO tho littlo 1 girl found favor, and
soon hor sweet voloo oharnied.alL tho
city.' Sho Rangandtudlcdonndtudicif1
ami nan ir. i-Bho was not yol twelve, nnd'
was ho not In danger of being spoiled P
Istipposp yoryouug hoatt ofton,boat
with a proud delight as praises fell like
Hhowcrs.uponjicr. But God took caro
ofhur. 1
Ono ovcnl.iff flhn was announced to
alng. a higher part than sho tad cvo
had, and 9n0.lt hud long been Jier uri
bit-ton to reach. The house was 1 11
and everybody was, looking out forth
little favorite. Her tlmo camo, but she
waa mute., Sho triod, buthpr ailyory
nqtor wcrn,gono; hor master was angry,
luirfrjonds yyro flljcd with surprisolhd
regret, and tlio poor littlo songutJWs,
how sho droppcdhorhcndl Dldjier lco
como back tl;p next dayf,,lfo, nor tho
noxt, nor next, nor ,neit. jno siting
voico, nnd bo her, bonutiful d,ream of
fatnoand fortuno fadp.d avyay, What a
disappointment! And yot, not a fitter
ono, for sho bore l mooklyiaod patlont-
ly, and said, "I w.lll. study," lourynnrH
passed away,-nnd Isppposo tho publlo
quite forgot tho Uttlo prodigy.
Ono day another voloo waa wantod in
an inslgnlflccnt, part in a choir, which
nono of the regular slngors woro willing
to tako. GiteliuB suddonly thought of
hU poor littlo Boholar. Ploasod to bo
usoful and obllgo her old master, she
consouted to appear. Whllo practising
her part, to, the surpriso and joy of
pupil and tonohor, thu long-lost voico
suddonly roturnod, with all its grace
aud riounoss. What a dollghtful even
ing was' that! All who romomborod the
littlo nlghtlngalo received lnr back
with a glad welcome . .
Sho wnsiow, sixteen. What was Tier
hamof .J6nny tyml.. ..Tonny now wlsholl
to go to ' Paris and etudy with tho b6s
niastors of song. In orlerlo ratso tho
moans,, In company with bjcr father, alio
gavo cdnccrta through JSTorway and
Sivodon pni; when dnottg&h&d boon
thus ralsed. slio loll, homo for that great
nnd wicked city; hor parents wishing St
wero piuorwjse, yet irnstingincir young
and gifted dtugliter(to"G1od arid hor Own
sdnso of right. . k
Horo a now dlsarlpblntment met h'or
Prcscntlncr liorJoll to GarclaiVa.dlstin
gulshed teaohor, ho said on hearing' hor
sing: "My child, you liavo ntf voice; do
not sing a nolo for three months, tiiid
then como again."
j Sho neither grumbled at tho tlmo nor
dxpenso, nor was discouraged or dis
heartened, but quietly went away to
study by hersolf, and at tho end of that
tlmo camo back to G trii'.a, whoso choor
lug words now woro, "My child, you
can begin lessons Immediately. And
then sho becanio so very, very famous.
Yoa, and through thoso vory paths of
pains-taking, waiting nnd solf-donlal,
without which no true oxcellonco can
ever bo reached. .
Doctor Lucy.
Cbrttltan Union.
Luoy's papa was Doctor Kollog, a
physician nnd surgeon. Ho had ngrcat
many sick pcoplo to nttend to, and lit-,
tlo slx-joarold Luoy often wont with
him on his long rides to tho liomcs of
ids patients. Somotimcs sho would go
into tho houso and "help papa doctor"
mid her bright faeo nnd sweet ways
helped tho poor invnlids, I havo no
doubt, nlmost as much ns hor fathor's
mcdcclno; somotimcs she would alt out
in tho chaise and kcop tho flics off
Blnck Bossio's oars with tho long whip
lash. Of course, it was not long boforo
sho began to play doctor herself. All
children liko to imitato tho grown folks
whether thoy aro housekeepers, or
farmer?, or doctors, or minlstors. So
littlo Doctor Lucy began upon her dolls,
and protended that thoy word vory sick
with ,dyplhoyli,', or "mcathohr," or
that their lungs woro "dreadful bud"
aud thoy must havecroam to cut nndibo
awful careful and not stay out 'after
tho dow began td full. Attor a good
deal of doll practlco Bho began to try
hor hand at soothing tho woes of tho
cat and dog, and various chickens that
now and then pamo to grief. Sho mado
baudagos, aud plasters, and pills, and
begged littlo bottles of pollots from hor
papa, and, in fact, had a littlo ofilco in
her doll's homo qulto woll stocked with
I can't say that hor patients wcro al
ways gratoful to hor for hor kindness to
thorn. Pussy didn't seoiu to liko it very
woll when Luoy put hor foot in warm
wator for a "very bad cold," and sho
nearly drownod a poor littlo whito
chicken giving it a "pack" because it
was "feverish." However, Doctor Lucy
was learning all this tlmo to think about
the comfort and hnppinos3 of animals,
and that is a groat deal. Tho child who
lovos all God's crcaturos and is tender
hearted toward thorn is on tho right way
to loving and ploasiug God.
Ono day tho littlo doctor thought sho
would tako hor "patient" out, as papa
did somotimcs. It was all "protend,"
you know, but it turned out roal, as I
will show you. Dootor Luoy started out
in lino stylo. Sho took tho baby car
riage and put the kitten and two sick
chickens and a forlorn littlo baby turkey
inaldo. Kitty lay on tho soat, nnd tho
othor pationts wero tuckod snugly un
der a blanket" ou tho mat.- Then the
dcy tor 'wont caiofully down tho . road,
kcplng on tho smooth 'placos so as not
to jar the sick pooplo. On and oh Bho
went among daisies and buttercups nnd
clover, whllo tho birds flitted and whirl
ed and cung in tho wonderful bluo abovo
"What a pretty world it 1st", sho Bald,
tohorself.aiiil so full was sho of gladness
that sho afrdowa onalitte stono seat
arid talked to kitty about it. .
'She dldh'.t'Blt long; sho was. afraid her
pntlonta might get cold in tho .'.'draught.'.
Sho gofup'with a little lazy yawn, for
tho day was Warm ninl Doctor Luoy.folt
iloopy. J ust as she was starting on Bho
hfard a baby's frightened -cry. Sho
hurried around a turn of tho road, and.
thoro bIi'o saw u tiny yoar-old girlio sit
ting in despair among th6 daisies. - Tho
poor little tot was hot and f right,onod, 1
afc her baby heart' w'as quite brokon
becauso sho had lost hor mamma.
ur young doctor was'on hond in an
fistant.- - ii t '
'Iguosssho needs a pill or-n. pow
der," be said; "but my mtd'sin-is all nt
homo.-i.-il oughtito carry it out as papa
does.'-', , , 1 .,,i,',i 1, .. ,
"Mamma! mammal" moaned,,' tho
cMd,iIookuB,up JuLuoy'q .kind, face
'"What'siyour name darlingPy.askcd
LuojT i ' H ' .
"Mamma'B,dirl, an' papa'adlrL"
"Whero dops your mamma HvoP''
"Way off," and that was idl J-he littlo
tlilng-could-boooasoit.tosay. 1 ,
U.uoy was -perplexed (or a impmc.r,
and then she thought what ltwas best to
do. . A. ' , "
"You mus,t go down wit J. ,ho rosfc of
tlio pationts, ktf.t.y," she sold, jjplling
poor Spotty rather rudely from 'hor
coinfortablo jod; "thorp'p a human,
child oomlnc, in hero; sho's !baddor off
than vou and mora'nortant.". .
So kitty wont boWw,, nijdiho lost baby
was put; on yxa carriage soat. ,
"And lMUako J9U- to my mamma,"
said Lnpy. "Sho always knows what'to
At, tho sound of tho swootost word In
tho world for babies tho littlo' ono
laugbdd alo'ud. Sho thought "Bho was
going to her own" mamma; and so sho
was In a roundabout way.
It wasn't long boforo Doctor Luoy
Was back homo full of lofty dignified
Mamma mot hor at tho door.
"What child .kayo, you IhoroP" sho
asked. .
t "Do watch hor a mlnnte, answered
tho dootor, "whllo I gOand got ray
powdors. Sho'ri.yery glok". Ilookodnt
hor tongue, and it's red.!'
Mamma laughed, nnd look tho baby
in hor arms. D
"Who nro you, my pet?" sho asked,
looking hor over carefully; "lot mo sco
if thoso prottyshouldor-olasps will toll."
t"lfolllq Gollndo," sold tho two
-YovuV rnamma was wlso to put your
whole" namo somowhoro about you,"
said tho lady kissing tho sweot dimplod
"Who do you 'spect sho isP" said
Doctor Iuycgrulng' bak' with' hor
precious powders.
"Sho is neighbor Gollndo's littlo
griindl t!ty-fXM ityiy, 1 8upJSbse--and t
must bo sent'liomo as quiokly as possi
ble. Hurry out'tffid' ask Jaokto harness
up Bess."
Tho doctor was allowed to rldo homo
with little Nellie Mrs. Gollndo was
almost wild with joy, whon alio saw tho
lost baby como crowing and laughing
into tho houso in Mrs. Koliog's arms.,
"Whoro did you find her?" sho-askod.
"Hor mamma and papa aro both look
ing for hor.
"Oh I was out doctoring and. I just
run Into hor,"sald Doctor Luoy, with
tho .air of a veteran.
Tho Crown.
A garland, wreath, or chaplet, mado
of roal or artificial flowers, loavos, ote,
worn ns an ornament upon tho iiead, is
no less ancient than iinlvorsal in its uso.
It ismot, howovor, a crown in the mod
ern sonso of tho word, that is as nu cm. .
blem of royalty; for among tho anclonts
a diadem occupied tho placo ol,thc, mod
em crown, in lloralury unit symbol
ism nlno crowns aro recognized, as fol
lows: ...
First Tho, Triumphal crown, of
which thoro woro thrco several' kinds.
A wreath of laurol leaves, worn by tho
Geucral during his triumph. This was
ostccraod tho most honorable of tho
three, (2) A cro wn of gold mrfdo In
imitation of laurol loaves. (8) a 'crown
of gold, and of consldernblo valuo, but
merely sont as a proscnt to tho Gonoral
who had obtaincdvo. triumph:
Sooond Tho Blaokado. crown, a gar
land of grass and, wild flowers, gathored
on tho spot whoro n Roman army .had
boon besi'eged nnd prosonted by that
army to tho Commandor who had como
to their roliof, and brokon tho slogo.
Though tho least in point of valuo, this,
was rcgardod as tho most honorablo of
all tho military rewards, and tho most
difficult to bo obtained.
Third Tlio" Civio crown,' a" chaplet of
oak leavos with acorns, presented to tho
Soldier who saved tho lifo of a comrade
in battle It boro tho inscription, H. O.
C. S. that ishostcm occidlt, clvomscr-
vavit (tho loo ho slow, tho citlzon
savod.) It was originally presented by
tho roscuod comrado, and lattorly by tho
Fourth Tho Ollvo crown. A wreath
of ollvo loayos, which was conferred up
on tho soldiery .as woll as thoir com
manders, and, was appropriated a3 a re
ward for thoso. through whoso couusols
or instrumentality n trlntnph had bcon
obtalnod, though thoy wore not thom
solvos prosont In thp, action.
Fifth The. Mural crown, given ns a
roward.of valor to tho Soldier who was
first in scaling ,tho( walls of a bpsiogod
city. It was, mado of gold, and decor
ated with tho towors and turrets oi a
battlemont. Tho character ot this crown
is best known from tho representations
of the goddoss Cybolo, to whom it was
ascribed by pyots and artists, in order to
typify the cities and troasuros of tho
earth over which sho prosidod.
Sixth Tho Naval crqwn. Prosontod
to. tho (Admiral who had won a naval
vlotory .und dostroyed a hostilo fleet,
and also, under extraordinary circum
stances, to a Sailor who was tho li,rs( to
board an. onemy's yossel. ,It was origi
nally a golden (olrolo,, dcsignpiftoi imi
tato thoboaks of ships; lattorly it is sur
mounted, with storns .and squaro-sallo
of ships, placed alternately.
Sqvonth Tfhp Vallary crown. A
elrolot pf 'gold, ornamented with pali
sad.06 rislng.u,boyp io rjm, nnd,b,ostow-J
od upon tho Spldlorrwhp first stirmouutV
od tho stockade, an4fprpod an entrance
into thp pnomy's camp.
Eighth Tlio Ovatjou prown. A ehaplot
of rayrtlo given to a. General whoad
destroyed a dosplsod .enemy, and ob
tained thq honor of ovAtJon
JIinth-Vrho.Eastorn or Radlatod
crown.. Aigoidoo oiroip, sot round, with
projoctlog points'.or rays. Thp Irplot
raayibo'plaln or ojnamontod with en
graving nnd jowols or. prccVus stonos.
This isttlio forra of crofrn worn by
tho, Kings and Prinoos of mftlqu'lty. In
symbolism ifevaf oroperl assigned to
tho gods or futlen horofgjhonco it
was gonorally assumed by .tho Roman
Emporors, and many othor persons
who affected tho attributes pf divinity.
It it also intended symbolically to re
present tho orown, of thorns placod up
on tho head of Christ at Ills eruolflxlon.
Governor Plajstcd, of Maine, in hfa
inaugural address aeoountcd for tho de
crease in population by tho fact that tho
statutes of tho Stato authorize imprison
montor dobt.
Roprosentatlvo Chlttondon, who oc
cuplos tho resUlenoo in Washington
whqro Charles Sumnor formerly llvod,
expoots to koop up his Washington es
tablishment after his retirement from

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