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THE COUNTY PAPER,
uy DOBTm wjuxu. OREGON, MO iti:n-KCTK or.oiiii:s. Like some grc.it tc.irtriitisf.rmcd to iu gold, Tlio evening star lloits tremiuomiyclcat, Anil round It forms of crimson cloud appear, Whose beauty makes the heart leap to behold; Kcfteetiil and repeated many fold Upon t!ic Rcutle river flowing near, To loving eye a beauty shines, more dear Than star and cloud In their own place can hold; For lo I the glories of the waning West Arc wrought to lovllcr lisue by the play Of wavering light, and ceaseless Interflow Of form and color on the river's breast, Where Mystery seems her heavenly hand to lay, And somewhat of diviner grace tiestow. in Tin: old oiitmoit towiiii. In the old church tower, Hangs the bell; And above It on the vane, In the sunshlns and the rain, Cut In gold St. Peter stands With thokcys In his two hand", And all Is well. .In tUe oli church tower Hangs the bell. You c m hear Its great heart beat, Ah I so loud and mild and sweet, As the p.iriou says his prayer Over happy lover there, While all Is well I In the old church tower Hangs the bell. Deep and solemn. Hark I again, Ah I what passion and what p.ilnl With her hand upon her breast, Some poor soul has gone to rest Where all Is well I In the old chjtrch tower Hangs the bell A quaint friend that seems to know, All our Joys and all our woe ; It Is glad when wo are wed, It Is sad when wo arc dead, And all is well. TO LET KIPPLE GRANGE. Mr.. Pixloy wns a real cstato agent. Mr. Pixloy liail had a goodly number of houses on bis list in his time, but never ano so persistently, unalterably, pcr soveringly on bis list ns Klpplo Grange L'car after year it bad figured on his tooks as a "Desirable Country Resi lience at reasonable terms;" year after car It still hung hopolcssly on Ids unudx. Nor was Mr. Pixloy tho only real os tato agent who had wrestled, so to ;poaK, with Kippio Grange Other janu oroKcrs nnu rent collectors had had their "try" at it, with equally sat isfactory results. It bad boon advertis ed in newspapers, and posted up on uui ciin noards and still it romained "iviiipio urango To lot." "Hang tho old nlnon!" until Ar- t: loy, vohetnently scratching his ' bald mad. "I wish it would burn down, or blow away, or something! Its a dis graco to a business man to keep such an eyesore on his list. Pvo a grca mind to put Miss Briggs into it toljecp it m order until I can got a better tcn- nui. ano wants a placo cheap. I'll lot hor bavo Kinnlo Gran fnr ,mi,! ii S. When Miss Briggs camo tiptoeing Into tho real estate oillco a f adod. mof- anciioly littlo old maid, leading her torrior dog by its string, and wearing a green veil toneutralizotho spring winds Mr. Pixloy told her that Kippio Grange should bo hers, for tho present " You'll said ho. " I doto Bribes. probaulr find It innMv" - v on tho country, ' said Miss added"'1 VCty m"Bh Ut f rcPair'" 1,0 " I don't doubt but Hint It will ,1 for mo," said tho littlo old spinster, her tiuti uvea uijuiuuninjr irouauiy, also, there's a ghost about tho promises," jocosely uttered tho agent. Miss Brigg3 shook her head with a sad smilo. "It's live people I'm afraid of, not dead ones," alio replied. "Well," said llr. Pixley, "Kippio Grango shall bo yours this quarter if J 7" " "V luu Karuen a little, ant' glVO tho placo a llvflll.ln unr f Of course it will bo for saio, and I shall juu 10 do your best for our In "Yo8v8ho would,' ' and withdrew, great- Upon tho same dav. tlm 9fiM, nf a..si Mr. Bcggarall, tho real ostato agont of Dorchester, let Kippio Grango to old Mr. Hyde, who was a naturalist and a hAf.Mlof nwl 1 1 . . uuvuumi 1 u uu uU uuiomoiogist, to say nothing of half a dozen other iats, anil who wanted a quiet countryjiomo, witli wooas ana meadows in its vicinity vu inuauuuiu Ills UOIOVeil Hcioncus. And Maenhorson & On., nf t .und, mndo a bargain with tlio Rov. Mr, Uhii,iiii luvuimuiurgyman, wno was iu neuron 01 country air and complete re pose. airs, ueiinlrs was a pattern juuaunumiu, wm gionoti in tlio pros pect of crass bloaoliinrr. now 1 wild raspborrics, andplontyof plums and apricots for preserving purposes. And, strangely enough.1t occurred to nono of tho real estate agents to let tlio oiuor iwo Know o: ins action. "Thoro is novornny demand for Kip indifferently. "x ii write to Uixloynnd old Mao vYiiuii iguturao,'- sam jJeggnrnll. "There's no hurry about Kinnl grango," thought Pixloy. -If Miss Briggs keeps it from tumbling all to pieces, Bho will do very well." Meanwhllo Mrs. Kippio herself, tho PlUmn WiUOW whnsn rrrnr,,lfll, husband's sido had heniioutlinil i,nr impraoticablo piece of property, began to think; of running down to look at It herself. "They toll mo thoro-s no such thingas lotting it," said sbo. "I'vo a mind to go down and see for mysolf One really pines for tho country, now that they nni selling lihio blossoms and pansic.s in tlm htivet; and I'm iiuitosuro a ohango of ale would do mo good. I'll tako Doreus, my nmhl, and a few cans of poaches and sardines, and wo'll pic nio at Kippio Grango just for tlio fun of tlio thing." "It novor rains but it pours," says tho anoiont proverb; so upon tills windy, blooming April day, when tho sunny meadow slopes woro purpled all over with wild violots, and tho yellow uar cissus was shaking Its goldon tassols ovor noglooted bordorsof Klpplo Grango, tho old brick houso, which had stoDod ompty for six good years at least, bo camo all of a sudden alivo. It was an ancient, mildowod structure on tho edgo of tho wood, an old red liousp, whoso front gardon, tanglod or r with rosu briers, and grown with tlio fantastio trunks of mossy pear ireos and npplca that loaned almost to tho ground, sloped down to tho bank of tho mcny littlo rivulet. Hero tlio tiger lilies lifted their scarlet turbans in tlio July sunshine and tho clumps of vel vety Sweet Williams blojsomcd first ar ' weetcst. Great crcam-hcarted lttetsi' ing against tno tumoio ciown wall, a 'ovo-in-a- mist, London pride, atm all tin oraro old fashioned llowers of our an. tors ran not, sprawling across tto p K-grown paths, and pack ing tliemsum,'.. Into tlio angles of the fence, where tlio honoysucklushad trail ed nnd the scarlet poppies looked llko drops of blood. Thu old garden of Klp plo Grange wasliko a horticultural show gono mad at midsummer. And oven now it was sweet with tufts of crocus, bluo velvet iris nnd daffodils, wlillo at tho rear rose up tho silent hemlock wood, still and scented nnd omorald preen. In tho twlllffht. Miss Brifftrs. with her terrier do a her band boxes, nnd her poor littlo hair trunk studded with brass nans, nan got there early. Shu opened tho windows to let iu tho vellow glow of tlio April sunset, kindled a liro witli straight sticks on the deep tiled hearth, and was sitting on a starch box turned upsido down, and was drinking cold tea, and fcedtntr her doir with occasional scraps of canned beef and lmkors bread. "It si'i'tnt rather lonely hero," said tho littlo old spinster to herself, "and tho rooms nr vnrv hiriro and drcarv ooklntr: but I daru sav I can hlio a lit tlo furniture in tho villnjro, nnd tho garden is leally superb. I novor saw such tulip roots in my life. And tho little brook twinkling at tho loot 01 tno wall is an idvl in itself." Miss nriggs, who had a good ucai 01 poetry in her starved soul, sot down tlio can, and readied over to look out of tho window at tho coldcu western sky. "So quiet, too!" said sho; "so scclud cdl" But, to her amazomt nt. ovon as sho lookod, sho perceived tho ficuio of a stout old crcntloman. bald nnd snoctan icu, anu carrying nn lmmenso nat travelling caso under his arm, who was picking his way among tho roso briers that lay prono noross tho path, stop ping hero and tliero to examine tlm growtli of tho silver-green houso-leoks on tho garden wall. Miss Briggs. whowassomowhatricar- Biguicu, juiunuu ni onco to tlio con- elusion that tliisinterlopor was a tramp bho hurled tho tin can recklessly down into inu uuuoiiig currant uusncs, "do away!" sho cried. Mr. Hyde peored upward, with nnn hand back of his ear. "Eh?" said ho. "Or Pllsetthodoffon von." snnrnko,l Miss liriggs, encouraged by tho shrill uarit 01 tno torrior. woman." said tho scientist, "whn aroyou?" "I II lot you know," said Miss Briggs, waxing moro and moro excitod in her gioat indignation. "How daro you uuaiiuas um uiy premises r "How daro you trcspasj on mlno?' roturned tho old gontlcman. curtlv. "He's a madman." thought Miss uripgs; nud sho romcmbored, with a thrill of torror, that thoro wns no key to um uiu uuui uuur, unu mo uoit was rusted into two pieces. At tno samo moment tha snnnil nf wllOOninff VOlcOS was ImarH. tlirntirrl, thn wide, echoing halls, and thrco chubby lads rushod hilariously iu, tumbling ovor ono anoiuor as uoy camo. "iiurraui" xnoy snouted; "hurrah! Ain't this a jolly old cavern of a houset jyi iiero s a tiro; and hero s an old womanr Miss Briggs. who had drnwn linr Imml in from tlio window, stared at tlio thrco chorry-chcekcd invaders, who roturned her gazo with interest. "Boys," said sho sovoroly, "what are you uoing I'cror "Wliir"' unlit Afnotni. Tlmnn Dll! II aged cloven, "it's our houso. And nn. and ma aro holplng unpack tho cart at tno soutn uoor. And I'vo got a redbird and Johnny's got a brood of Brahma chickens in tv basket, and Plerro has mon'oy." "But boys," snid Miss Briggs, with a littlo bys orical gasp, "this Is mv houso." No, it ain't." said tho thren Mastnr ueuairs in chorus; it's ours. Wo'vo rented it for a year, and pa and ma aro unpacKing uown stairs." "Is that your paP" asked Miss Briggs, with a sudden inspiration, as sho point ed to tlio nlil rrpntlmnii In tlm who stood stockstlll, llko tho Egyptian "No indeed!" said Pierre very con temptuously. "Nothing of tho sort," said John ny. "Our pa ain't suoh a guy as that, chuckled Bruco. "I think I must bo asloop and droanv Ing," said Miss Briggs, as tho door opened, and a stout, blooming matron entered upon tlio scono, with a kerosene lamp in ono hand nnd a baskot of care fully packed china in tlio othor, wliilo from hor finger dopondod a bird cage. 'My food woman," said tho Rov. JUrs. Uollalrs, "I supposo you havo como bore to seo about a situation. If you can bring your references as to cnaractor " "Youaro entirely mistaken, madam, said Miss liriggs, with energy. "I am nero uccauso " But at that moment. Mrs. Kinnlo hor. self, with Dorcas, her maid, ontered t'ao room, hlio was a tall, handsomo wo man, dressed in olegant mourning, and sho used an eyeglass as sho talked, and somehow sho scemod to tako up a good deal more room than anybody olso. Mrs. Bollairs sot down tho kerosono lamp and tho bird cago, Miss Briggs terrier slopped barking, and tho thrct boys instinctively ireo retired behind tho siarcu uox. "Who aro you all?" said Mrs. Ktnnln. surveying tho scono through horojo glass. "And ho;v camo you to bo horo?" "I have takon this houso," said Miss Briggs, with dignity. 'bo liavo I," deelarod tho bald-headed old gentleman, who had by this tirao mado ills way up into tho ruddy light of Miss Briggs' liro and stood thoro, close ly hugging his fiat traveling caso. "Dear mol" said Mrs. Klpplo, "this h very singular. "And I, havo como horo beeauso tlio houso wasn't ronto'd at all. And then onsuod a gonoral chorus of explanations, laughter, and dbproca tlous, whoso gonoral effect was height ened by a slnglo combat bolwooii Mas tor Plorro Bellair's monkey nnd Miss Briggs torrior. "What aro wo to doP'i said Miss Briggs, plaintively looking at tho hair trunk studded with brass nails. "Do?" said Mrs. Klpplo, briskly. "Why there is but ono thing to do that I seo; tho houso is big onough for us, and half a dozen families to boot, Lot us an jivo nero together." "I am suro I havo no objection at all," said Mrs. Bollairs. "Noithor havo I," said tho oldgon tloman, sotting down his fiat traveling caso with a sigh of ro lef. " Birds in their littlo nests agree, quoted tlio Rov. Mr. Bcllnlrs, who lmd by tills tlmo entered upon tho scono, witli ono joint oi a ueusienu naianccu or oi uio .Northern Kingdom. His fatb noiws Ids shoulder, "and It really seems or. King Robert II, was stricken in o mo as it wo lnigut do mo samo tiling." ' o Kippio urange was lot, aim goon, i truest Mrs. Kippio and Dorcns estab- ear lisiicd themselves in two sunny rooms giving to no south, wi.cro mo nppio boughs lulled against tho lozenge shaped es of the casement. Tho Bcllalr iiiiilly settled down all over tlio rest f tlio first floor, In a miscella neous, osniopolltan sort of a way, mixing ip birds, old china, sormon pa per, pitch-work, and theology in a manner which amnzed tho prcclso soul of gontlo Miss Briggs. Tlio scientific man porcbod himself on tho top floor, where ho could havo a good outlook with ills telescope, and set un his cases of specimens without lot orIilndran c. And Miss Briggs herself made a home like littlo homo on tho ioeoud story, and dovoted hor wholo energy nnd not without somo success to Keeping tho poaco between Clilco, tho monkey, and Nip, tho terrier; Mr. Klpplo, howovor, got tired of ru ral felicity, and roturned to tho city In tho Autumn. Mr. Bollairs received a call lo a Dol- awaro parish, whero peaches wcro thlok or than blackberries, and tho cllmato was as soft as that of Italy, and lie ac cepted it promptly. "What shall wo do now?" said Miss Briggs, who was disposed to tako a tiiiH.rous view of things. Mr. Hvdo pushed tho sneotaelos on tho top of his head. "Don't you llko tho houso?" ho asked. Yes." Miss Briggs admitted. "I llko tho house.'' "And don't you consider tho situation salubrious?" "Certainly," said Miss Briggs. "Then." said Mr. Hvdo. looking nt tho edgo of Uls geological hammer. why don't you stay horoP" "What, all alono bv mvsolf?" said Miss Briggs. ".no, saidtno sciontilio gentleman; with mo!" "Good grnciousl" cried Miss Brings. "Wo both llko tho placo." said Air. Hyde, "wo llko tho situation, and we iko each othor. Why shouldn't wo settle down hero for life?" "But I havusnovcr thought of such n thing," said Miss Briggs, in trepida tion. "Think of It now." said Mr. Hvdo. In accents of scientific persuasion, as ho laid down tho hammer and took her black mittencd hand tenderly in his. And Mr. Bollairs married thorn bo- foro ho went away, and Klpplo Grango has novor bcon to let. A True Story rail-Mail Onipttr. Mr. Matthew Arnold lias told us that tho school system all through Ger many is, In Its completeness nnd carefulness, such as to oxclto a for eigner's admiration." The following Illustration of this is literally true: Herr M., of Woborstrasso, Bonn-on-tlio Rhine, bas four sons, each of whom havo passed through tho gymnasien course and matriculated at tho Bonn University. Adolnh. tho oldest. Is a Liandgeriohts-Rcferondor (a sort of County-Court Judge); Lorenzo holds tho degreo of Doctor of Philosophy, and is a professor in a publio school; Jullns is nn "advocat." and Thcodoro lioldd a Government appointment nt Berlin. Adolnh and Jullusknow French and English almost' as well as their own language, nnd thoy both havo such knowledge of Latin as to bo ablo to writo it. In ono of his examinations Adolph had to writo an account of tlio Punio Wars in Latin, without tlio ahl of a dictionary or any other book of rof orenco. Lorenz has a knowledgo of English enabling him to road Sliakcs- pcaro in tno original, and ho has pub lished a number of essays on tho poet's works. Ho likowiso knows French, roads Italian and Spanish. Hebrew. Anglo-Saxon, and is the author of a Latin treatiso on Greek verbs. Theo dore spoaks with facility English.Fronoh and Spanish, and has published a work on political economy.. I ontered Herr M.'s school in May, 1877. Ono day when I had boon thoro about six weeks our class had for trans lation Grimm's fable of tho Wolf and tho Man. Tho wolf, it will bo remem bered, had beon porsuadod by tho fox to attack tho man, and had In tho en counter como off second best. Rolatlng afterward his misadventure to tho fox, tho wolf describes tho hunter's knlfo as a "bright rib, which ho drew from his body, and sraoto mo with It ro sornlv that I was well-nigh killed." Aftercom- inonung on ino wolt s raistako Mr. M, said: "I supposo you know that a wo man has a rib morn than a mnnP" Thinking ho wasjokinglmorclysrailod; mm wnun no uogan wuu great serious no-B 10 givo as a reason for this oxtra rib tho old story of Adam sleeping in tlio garden nnd having a rib extracted out of which to havo a wlfn mniln. T laughed outright and tlio old man was greauy iaKon noacic at my Incredulity, Ho assured mo that It was really a fact nun, iuun wore eaon a riD snort, and any doctor would tell mo tho samo. Two ot tno sons wcro present, but. notwith standing their great learning In other matters thoy appeared to bo no boltor informed as to tills than tholr father. Tho discussion went on, and every body stopped work to listen to it. But no ono supported mo; on tho contrary, was openly laughed at by somo who wero university students (that is, who had gono through tho gymnasium) for sotting my knowledgo against tho mas ter's. For several days tho subject was continually cropping up in class or at dinner, so that overy body in tho sohool know of it. It was becoming a stand ing joko, and as yot tlio laugh was against mo. At last Mr. M. announced in tho open sohool that ho had tho nrov. ious evening nskod somo of his medical friends at tho Club (dlo Lcso and Erho lungs Gosollschaft) about tho ribs, and ho found that men had as manv ns wo man. "But," ho added, half-trlum- pliantly, "Adam may havo beon ono short for all that!" Tho "sohool svs. torn" which Mr. Mntthow Arnold con siders so admirable for Its "complete' ncss." is ono under which, bv his own Bhowlng, out of twonty-oiglit working nours por weoic, ton are given to i,atin and six to Grook, while "tlio natural sclonces got two hours in prima and ono In soounua,; in tho rest of tho sohool they are tho most movablo part of tho work. tho school authorities liavlng it in tholr powor to taKo tuno trom inom to gtvo to nriiumoiio geography an History." Dukes Saturday Itoylow. Dukes woro unknown in Scotland pro vious to tho year 1308, when, upon tlio occasion of a meeting between John ot Gaunt, Duko of Lancaster nnd tho Scots Lords to urrango terms of puaoo, somo question oi precedence seoms, ac cording to tho suggestion of Dnnrrlnq. to havo arisen. Robert Stuart. Earl of fife, was at this tlmo Tirtually Govorn. years; his elder brothor. tho Earl of Oarrack, was In 111 health. Tlio Eng- gnsn rrinco uoro tlio ducal title, and set a fashion for Scotlnnd whlnh wn immediately followed Tlio Horcdltarv Prlnco, whoso position had so far been sulllolrntly illustrated by his bearing tho old titlo of Robert Bruce, was now mado Duko of Rothesay, In tho Islo of Bute; while tho Regent, an if to dignify his own position to tlio utmost, was not content to bo stylod Duko of a slnglo town, or oven of a county, but chose a name which, howovor obscurely, should denote nothing less than tho wholo nf what wo know as tho Highlands of Scotlnnd. Such seems to bo tlio moan ing of tho nnmo of Albany. Mr Skcno has used tho word as signifying Collie acouanu. ii is to uo found, slightly disguised, ns a namo for tho wholo is land in various classical authors. There Is no essential difl'crenco between it and Alblons which occurs in Aristotle. It has often been assorted that tho word Is an allusion to tlio whlto clifl's of our southern Miorcs ns thoy gleam across tho channel, wlillo it has nlso been de rived from tho samo root ns Albor Alp, a holght. Shakospoaro lias mado good uso of tho titlo in King Lear, tho plot of which Is found in many of tho old ro mancing chroniclers, who wcro partic ularly in fashion when tho houso of Stu art ascended the English throno. Ac cording to them, the first Duko of Al bany was named Mngland, and marry ing Goncril, ono of tlio co-heirs of Lear, or Llyr, had a son Morgan, who gavo his namd to a Welsh county, when Fifo ohoso Albany for his dukedom tlio meaning of tho namo had gradually shrunk. Lorg before his day tho Irish historians apply Alba to Scotland; yet tho othor form of tho namo, Albion, oc curs in nn English charter ns lato as tho bogiuning of tho eleventh century; and It Is possible that Etholrcd, when ho styled himself "monarchus totiusAlbl onls," intended to donotothat tho wholo of Groat Brittan was under his power. Ptolemy, tlio geographer, ircutlons a tribe of "Alblnl, ' who woro among tlioso ho enumerates as dwelling north of tho Brigantes; and somo recent writ ers havo not hesitated to identify them with tlio inhabitants of what is now called Brcdalbano. Be this ns it may, there scorns littlo reason to doubt that when tlio regent assumed tho titlo of Duko of Albany at Scono in 1098 the nnmo signified to him and to his eon temporaries that part of Scotland which lies north of tho Firths of Clyde and Forth. Ho had no idea of becoming a Duko inpartibus. Albany wns a nlnco. not merely a namo, and wo cannot but concnido that its revival implies moro than an incidental roforonco to tho Highlands. Old Mudgeon's Tricks. And ho was full of such tricks. Ho was a mean, grasping man; and ho was fond of a joko, If ho could bo tho joker, and could profit thereby. Wo speak of old Calob Mudgeon, whilom a Justlco of tho Peace and Quorum, in Oxford County, Maine. Onco upon a tlmo in tho days before tho overland travo1. by steam when Addison Latham drovo tliostago-coach from Portland to Bethel, old Mudgeon took passago with him at Portlnnd, nnd rodo usfaras South Paris, whero tho stago stopped for ohango of horses, nntl such refreshments as the pafsongors might elect at Mason's tav ern; and whero 'Squire Mudgeon, hnv- iH rumen as iar as no wished, propos- cm nt. jjuwiam ennrged Him OU cents. Ho objected seriously to tlio prico. Said ho "You carry a man moro'n 50 miles for two dollars; and hero you uo a ciiargin- mo half a dollar for no distaneo at all." Latham told nlm ho had ridden m miles; and 60 cents wns his usual charge for that dUtance. But old Mudgeon declared th.it 1m hadn't ridden 10 miles: whornn nnn Latham grow wroth, and intimated, pretty strongly, that ho didn't know what ho was talking about. "Look here, Latham will you swear at I'vo rid 10 full milo3 on vonr sin to-day?" " "Of courso I will." "Mason! whore's vour RlhlnP T'm goin' to bavo this thing dono secundum arttrn, as tho lawyers say. Therol Now pui, yournanu on tno uook, old feller!" iainnm uid not Hesitate. Ho laid his hand upon tho Good Book, nnil flnnlnr. ed, under oath, that ho had "well and truly, and in legal manner, carried Caleb Mudgeon, Esquiro, 10 full statute miles, as in such casta? matin vided, iu Ids publio conveyance, yclept fl. Rtfirro.Annl ' ntn Afn "Well." said Mudiroon. nt lin mva tho Book back to tho lanillnnf T s'sposo I must boliovo you now, whethor or no. &o thoro s your faro." "XNot quite, old fellow. Horo's but a quarter two nlnopcnccs!" "Eggs-aotly! and that's what's comln' to you. You will just remombo. 'at mo law allows mo 25 cents for admlnls torin' the oath! D' you soo it?" xes, Latham saw. And though It cost him a littlo something at tlio timo, yet in lator days no man onioyod toll ing tho story moro than ho did. The Young Lawyer's First Case. Olllncv. lit.. Arm ' The young lawyer conducting his first caso beforo a jury Is worthy of tho doep- ftMt. nrtminlantvitln rVnUn !.!. AH 1 .. ' - ','." unu un!, jui in stance, in tlio criminal courl, beforo which ho has a caso. Whilo tho p.os ocuting attornny is tying tho first wit ness into bowknots and untying him again, tlio amateur sits listening, but endeavoring to look as unconcernod as a marblo stattio in a thunder-storm. Ho Ho throws in timid objections every mini iiu uuniiH uu sees a noiu, nnu ns enoli ono is ovorrulod by tho court, ho puts on a stern look, ns much as to say, "I'll knook tbo wind out of that In tho bupromo Court!" When tho prosecutor. usually an old, ablo attorney, dryly says, "xiiko mo wimess," mo yotiln ful aspirant trembles a littlo and on doavors to swallow something that la sticking in his throat. Ho fools that ovory oyo In tho room is upon him and that thoy are as hot as stovo-lids. Ho fires a fow initiatory questions at mo wnnoss, ami warms as no proceeds, unui no is urougnt up standing uy, "Ohl your honor, wo obieot to suoh Ir relevant questions," followod by a fow scathing remarks from tho nrosooutor. Tho court sustains tho objection, and advisos tho young lawyer to koop with in tho bounds, wliloh sots hlra to won dering wlioro In thundor tho bounds aro. Objection follows oblootlon, and oaoh ono Is promptly sustu'.nod. Ho wondors why It is that a froo nnd independent peoplo will tolerato such ono-sidod jus tlco. Ho luiigos nhoad blludlv now. un til ho bocomos so conusod that ho doos not know whothor ho Is a practising at torney witli a gilt sign or a lly-whoel on a steam vo id-saw. Finally ho run out of questions, and with a sigh of re lief or something, tolls tho witness, "That's all." So ho grinds through, nnd nt last tho prosecutor rises and pro ceeds to address tho jury in a masterly stylo. As ho progresses, ho picks up tho ovldonco ndducod by tho dofonco, Into particles flno enough to bo incor porated Into codfish balls. Tho youth ful Blackstono wrestler begins to fool uneasy as his mind roverts to tho fact that In a fow moments ho must dollvor his maiden speech. Ho wishes tho prosocutor would hold his grip ami keep it, until tlmo to ad journ court, fooling satisfied that ho could make a good speech tho noxt day after a night's fighting on tho ovldonce. Ho tries to remombcr whnt tho witness swore to. but cannot recall tho ovldonco to o.ivn his Jlfu. Tlio prosecutor finally winds up witli a grand pororation, and as ho says: "And in conclusion, g h tlomcn of tho jury," tho youth norvous ly fingers his mustacho, nnd wishos ho had nevor begun tho nbomlnnblo busi ness. Cold chills nro lingering him nil ovor tho back ns If measuring him for a now shirt, and his spinal column acts llko it was tired and wanted to sit down awhllo. Llko Banquo's ghost, tho lump In h's throat wouldn't stay down, by nn obstlnato majority, and ho swnllows at it and wonders what ho is going to say and how long It will tako him to say it. As tho prosecutor calmly takes his scat, tho yuunsj lawyer rises and moves to tho front. Ho dares not look at tho au dience, and tries to imagino thoro Is no ono in tho room but himsolf and tho twclvophynx-llko forms in tho jury box. Tho 0303 of each juror aro lixodupon him, nnd ho would almost relinquish his hopo of heaven If somo ono would rnlso a cry of fire to dlvort their attention until ho gets n start. Finally ho shrugs his shoulders and manages to remark, "Gentlemen of tho (swallows) jury." Very good. Ho then survoys them a moment, and every man in tho box thinks ho is endeavor ing to road their thoughts; but ho isn't. Ho is wishing to grnoious ho could read his own thoughts. At last ho strikes out and goes for them about their Intel ligent looks, and how ho feels that his client's interests nro safe id tholr hands. At tho samo timo ho fools sorlous doubts ns to their safety in his own hands. Ho worries through his speech with an av crago of two swallows at that lump to tho sentence. Tho prosecutor closes li argument and tho caso goes to tho jury, who ro'iro to a scohldcd room to chow tobacco nnd ask cncli othor what thoy thought of It. It so happened that tho flimsy testimony ngaiust tho accused warrants a verdict of "not guilty," whereupon tlio amateur grasps his client's hand, and whispers, " It was a hard light, but I got you out of it!" Tlion ho rises, loads up onough law books to swamp.a mud-scow, casts a triumphant look at tho prosecuting attorney, who smiles pleasantly in re turn, nnd walks slowly and majestical ly down tho aislo to tho door with a much dignity ns if ho owned a Wostern railroad. Oh, you can't deny it, oven you old veterans you'vo all boon there. Sayings, and Who First Said Them. Many of our common sayings, so trlto nnd pithy, nro used without tho least idea from whoso moutli or pen thoy first originated. Probably tho works of Shakspoaro furnish us with more of theso familiar maxims than any other writer for to him wo owe: "All is not gold that glitters." "Mako a virtuo of necessity," "Screw your courago lo tho sticking placo" (not point), "Thoy laugh that win," "This is tlio short and tho long of It," "Comparisons nro odious," "As merry as tho day Is long," "ADanlcleomo to iudgmcnt." "Frailty. thy namo Is woman," and a host of othors. Washington Irving gives us "Tho almighty dollnr." i nomas Morton quoriod long ago : "What will Mrs. Grundy sav?'p while Goldsmith answers: "Ask mo no ques tions, and I'll toll you no libs." Charlos C Pinckney gives "Millions for defence, but not ono cent for trib ute" Thomas Tussor. a writer of tho six teenth cootury, gives us: "It's nn ill wind turns no good, "Better lato than novor," nnd "Tho stono that Is rolling can gather no moss." "All cry and no wool" Is found In Butler's "Hudibras." Drvdoil savs: "Nono but thn hrnvn dosorvo tlio fair," "Men aro but children of a larger growth," and "Through thick and thin." vino pent-up utica contracts our power," dcolarod Jonathan Sowoll. "Of two ovils Ihatochoson tho least," and "Tho end must justify tho moans" aro from Matthew Prior. Wo aro indebted to Colloy Cibbcr fo tho agreeable Intelligence that "Richard is himsolf again." Johnson tolls us of "A good hater," and Mackintosh mado tho phraso often nttrlbutod to John Randolph, "Wise and masterly Inactivity." "Vnrioty is tlio very Bplco of llfo," nnd "Not much tho wor3o for wear," nro from Cowpor. "Man proposes, but God disposes," Is from Thomas A'Kompis. Edward Coko was of tlio opinion that "A man's houso is his castlo." To Milton wo owo "Tho paradiso of fools," "A wlldornoss of sweets," und "Moping molanoholy and moonstruok madness." Edward Young tolls us "Death lov a shining mnrk," "A fool at forty Is a fool indeed." But, alas! for his knowl edge of human nature when ho tolls us "Man wants but littlo horo below, nor wants that littlo long." "From Bacon comos "Knowledgo Is, powor," nndThomns Southcrno remind; us that "I'itysakintoiove." Doan Swift thought that "Broad tho staff of life." Campbell found that "Coming ovoi cast inoir shadows Doioro," anu distaneo lends enchantment to t vlow." "A thing of beauty is a joy forevor" ror" wlo ao (Id if" is from Heats. i "Franklin said "Godholps tlioso w lioiptuomseivos," andimwronco sstoa; comforts us with tho thought, "C tompors tho wind to tlio s'.iorn lam Evon somo of tho "slang" phral of tho day have a legitimate origin "Putting your foot in in" is certainly not a vory elegant mouo of expression, but according to tho "Asiatic Ro Boarohcs" it it quito a lino point of law, for whontho title to land is disputed In Hindostnn two hoks are dug in tho ground and used to ono-so a limb of oach lawyer (?,) and tho ono who tiros first loses his client's oaso. Fanoy, If you can, somo of our "limbs of tho law" pleading in such a mnnnorl It is generally the ollont who "puts his foot in it." Wlion things are in disorder thoy nro of tou said to bo topsy-turvy. This ex pression Is dorlvod irom tho way in whloh turf used for fuel is placod to dry, tho turf bolng placod faoo downward, and the expression then moans top-sido turf-way. CHILDREN'S CORNER. tub TintKE wist: coon.ES. Br MIlS. C. T. C0IUIE1T. Three wlso old couples were they, wcro they, Who went lo keep houo to.icthcr.ono day, Upstairs and duwit-f lairs one couple ran, He with his ulster, thu with lu r fan. "Fresh air!" cried tho wife, "Is tho thing for mo." ''Shut tho windows, I'm freezing I" said he, Tho second couple, with basket and gun, Went hunting for spiders, ono by one. Into tho corners they poked and pried: "Them's ono I I'll shoot hlral" tho husband cried. Wlillo his wlfo exclaimed! "When tho basket's full, I .'can sell tho spiders' webs for ool." Hut tho wisest couple of all tho three Said: "Wo will n traveling circus bo I" "You," cried tho wife, "tho bear must play, Upon the ladder you ought to stay. And I'll carry tho club, Ijccausc, you know, " I'll have to beat you, your tricks to show." So the man In the ulster was frozen stiff, While his wife did nothing but fan and sniff. The hunter was stung by a cross old spider, As he very Inprudcutly sat down bcsldo her. And his wife, who was gathering webs for wool, Used him to mako up a basket full. But tho man who learned tho bear to play Lived on tho ladder for many n day. Ho stole tho club and ho wouldn't como dowr, So his poor wife carried him through the towp, And all tho people said : "Let's go To seo tho bear and tho clrcui-show I" Kdnn's Trial. "Mamma, thoro is ono thing I am sure of, and that Is, that I can novor bo good as long as I havo to llvo with Sandy." "Oil, Edna, think n moment do nit. peak so; you aro blaming your brothor for Vfilir own nnitrrlitlnnea ' "Well, ho makes mo naughty. I'm always worso when ho's In tho houso. Doesn't thats'iow thnt l'm not ically so bad? I want to bo good and keep my tnmpor, .':mtas soon as Sandv enmns where I am, ho is sure to do something to vox mo, and I can't holn cross and saying something hateful!" "Ilnmn hnrn int. .Inn,..') motlior jnld down hor work with that pleasant way which mothers havo of allowing that thoy aro willing to give tholr wholo nttontlon to tho caso in hand. Drawing Edna closo to hor sido. sho said. I will toll you what it shows. It shows simply that you aro not stron-r enough to resist strong temptation Nothing is easier for us all thnn to think ourselves angolio becauso wo hap pen to llvo with peoplo of ca3y tempers, or who smooth our wa"? for us with kindness and love. An4 I think itshow somothing elso, toi that you havo not that true sisterly fooling toward Sandy Wbloh should mako you bear with him in Bplto of his faults and annoyances." "I don'tthink ho'sgotavory brother ly feeing toward mo, or ho wouMu't treat mo sol" mutlorod Edna. "I don't defend his conduct," replied her mother. "You know that I have reproved and punished him for irrita ting you; but I want you to seo plainly that what ho brings out is really In you, elso ho could not bring it out. It might bo possiblo for a person to llvo for years without doing anything flagrantly bad: ho might, on tho wholo, seam to bo quite good enough; and yot this samo person might in tho end dosorno very dreadful things, thus showing himsolf to havo been lull of tho possibilities of wickedness all tho timo." "I don't think I quito understand you, mamma." "Well, 1 will try to mako it plainer. You remombcr tho poor littlo girl with splno disease whom I took you to seo last winter, nnd you remember that hor mother also was humpbacked. When Emmy was born, though sho was straight and well-formed, yet tho doc tors said it was not unlikoly that sho would inherit her mother's dlseaso that is, that the germ or seed of the disoaoo was probab'y in tho baby's blood and would dovelop somo day, sooner or ntor. Yet for twelvo yonrs there was no sign of such a tiling hap pening. Emmy grew tall and seomod well and strong. But tho day came at icngin wuen sno nnu aiaii, bruising her back, nnd then tho dreadful disease, which had boon lying quloc for years, just waiting for a chanco to show itsolf, made its appearanco, und poor Emmy is holploss for life. Now, you know that many pooplo got vory bad falls without sorlous injury. Thoy can oven hurt tholr backs without having spinal complaint as a necessary con.cquonco; but tills caso ot Emmy's shows that tho bad seed was In hor all tho tlmo. Tho fall did not putit there, but only brought it out. Somo othor fall, a bruiso, somo illness, would havo beon nlmost sure to have brought tho samo result. And now must I apply my illustration, or docs it explain itselfP" Edna lookod up with a vory knowing uxprussiun, anu saiu: "i. seo wnntyou moan, mammn. I know now that' tho badnojs is in mo, und that if Sandy did not start it, somobody olso would somo day. I cannot bo surq I am good until l havo resisted tho hardest tempta tions." "Yes; trials nro not sont to mako us Mid, but good or rather, thoy aro to Show us how much good ami how much bad wo havo in us how woak wo aro and how strong. Romombor Jesus in tho wlldornoss. If tomptatlons had power in thomsolves nlouo to corrupt. surely It would soom ho might almosw uiavo inuon. J. no uovu inoii mm nan and long, but ho found hiin unconquer able Incorruptible Thomas a Komp- ls onco wrote certain words which I will repeat to you, hoping you will think of them tho very noxt tlmo Saudv comes in your way. Thoy nro true, aro moy notr " " 'Occasions do not mako a man frail, but thoy show what ho Is."' It's Quite True. "That Is a torriblo affair," said a lion; and sho said it in a quarter of tho town where tho occuronco had not happened. , "That is a torriblo nfl'alr in tho poul y houso. I cannot sleop to-night! It quito fortunato that thoro aro so many of U9 on tho roost together!" And sho told n tale, at which tho featliors of tbo other birds stood on end, and tho cock's comb fell down flat. It's nulto truol But wo will begin at the beglnn and the beginning begins in a poult? houso in another part of tho town. The sun wont down and tho fowls jumpod on their porch to roost. Thoro was a lion, with white feathers and short logs, who laid her right numbor of oggs, and was aresnoctablo lion in ovory respoct. As sho flow up on to tho roost sho pick ed liorsolf with hor beak, and a littlo feather fell out. "There it goos!" said alio; "tho more 1 plok mysolf tho handsomer I growl" And sho said it quito morrlly, for sho was a jokor among tho bona, though, as I havo said, sho was vory respoctoblo; and then sho went to sleep. It was dark all round; hen sat by hen, but tho ono that sat noxt to tho merry hen did not sleep. Sho hoard and sho did not hoar, ns ono should do in this wot Id If ono wishes to livo in quiet: but sho could not refrain from telling It to neigh bors. "Did you hear what was said horo lust now? I nnmo no names; but hero is a hon who wants to nook hor feathers out to look wclll If I wero a cook I should desplso hor," And just abovoi Mm linn out nn nnt nrtll. I.-. l...1. .,,v iiv.l du. uu TTIIII I1U4 U1ISUUI1U, and hor littlo owlots. Tho family had sharp cars, and tboy nil heard ovory word that tho neighboring hon had spo kon, and thoy rolled their eyes, and tho mother-owl clapped her wings nnd said, "Don't listen to itl But I supposo you heard what was said thoro? I hoard it with my own cars, and ono must hoar much beforo ono's oars fall off. Tliero is ono nmong tho fowls who has so completely forgotten what is becoming conduct In a hen that sho pulls out all nor ieaincrs, anu men tots tho cock soo hor." "1'rcncz garde aux enfants," said tho father-owl. "Tlint is not fit for tho children to hoar." "Ill toll it to tho neighboring owl; sho's a vory propor owl to associate with, ".anil sho flow away. "Hoo! hoo! to-whool" thoy both screeched in front of tho neighbor's dovecoto to tho doves within. "Havo you heard it? Havo you heard it? Hoo! liool there's a hen who has pullod out all her foathors for tho sakoof tlio cock. Sho'll dlo with cold, If sho's not already dead." J "Coo! coo! Whero! whero?" crlodtho. pigeons. "In the neighbor's poultry yard. I'vo as good as soon It mysolf. It's hardly proper to ropcat tho story but it's quite truo!" "Boliovo itt boliovo every slnglo word of It," said tho pigeons; and thoy coood down Into tholr own poultry yard, "There's a hon, and somo say that there are two of thorn that have pfuckod out all their feathers, that they may not look llko tho rost, and. that thoy may attract tho cock's attention.'' "That's a bold game, for ono may catch cold and dlo of a fever, and thoy nro both dead." "Wako up! wako up!" crowod tho cock. "Thrco hens havo died of an un fortunato attachment to tho cock. Thoy plucked out all tholr foathors. That's a torriblo story. I won't koop It to my solf; let It trayol farther." "Lot it travel farther," piped tho bals, And tlio fowls clucked, "Lot It go farther! Lot it go farther!" And t,o tho story travollod from poul try yard to poultry yard, and nt last it camo back to tho place from which it had gono forth. "livo fowls," it was told, "havo plucked out all thotr foathors, to show which of tiiom had becomo thinnest out of lovo to tho cock; and then thoy havo peokod each othor, and fallon down dead, to tho shame and dlsgraco of their families and to tho great loss of tholr proprietor!" And the hon who had lost tho littlo feather of courso did not know hor own story again; and as sho a vory respoota bio hen said, "I dosplso tlioso fowls; but thoro are too many of that sort. Ono ought not to hush up such a thing, and 1 will do what I can that it may got into tho paporsand thon it will spread ovor all tho country, and servo thoso fowls quito right." It was put. Into no ws papers; it was firintod; nnd it is quito truo that ono ittlo foathcr may swell till it bocomos llvo fowls. Benefit of Drought. Many years ago, when n portion of Now England suffered sovoroly from a long continued drought, thoro appeared in tho rranscripf, published at Portland, Maiuo, tho following Interesting articlo: "Evorybody says this is a most romarkablo season, tho dryest that ovor tho country know. Still wo nro taught that everything has its uses: and a dry tlmo Is not to bo considered an excep tion to tho rule. As tho drought Is now with us in all its sovority, it is a good timo to sot about tho disvovery and duo appreciation of its compensations. If it turns out to be a blessng in disguise, wo shall bo all t'10 happier for a knowl odgo of tho fact. " Drought is nature's plan for ro-Invigorating tho surfacosol, a substltuto for subsoil plowing, so much noglectod by somo farmers. By ropeat ol cropping tho surfaco soil becomes exhausted of its fertilizing mntorlnls; but away down in tho oarth thoro aro groat stores of theso indispensablo ele ments of vegetable produots. How to roach them is tho question. Man might if ho would, but in most cases ho is too lazy, or too self-conceited, to bo at tho pains. So tho good Creator, in his bonollconco, sonus a drought to draw up tho phosphates, silicates, carbonates and salts, nnd thus restore the fertility of tho cultivated soil. This is accom plished by sun-power, liko all tho groat movotnonts of nature's forcos. Tho sun's rays ovaporato tho wator in tho surfaco of soil, and thus croato a vacu um that is atjonco filled by wator rising from tho subsoil oxtondlng deopsr and deeper as tho drought continues nnd tho moisture is exhaled a circulation of wator In tho earth a rovorso of that which takos placo in wot woalhor. Now tliis wator, which comosfrom tho depths of tbo earth, has acquired in Its passago thllhor, by becoming imbuod with car bonic acid from tho decomposition of vogotablo mattor In tho soil, a powor of roadlly dissolving minerals whloh it did not possess when it first fell from the clouds. Consequently, whon it is drawn up during tho drought, t brings with it, in solution, salts of llmo and magno sla. of potash and floda just tho things of whloh the top soil has' bocorao ex hausted. Every drop of water Is a tiny bucket let down into tlio groat store house of the oarth and drawn up again by tho sun's rays filled with tlio fertiliz ing elements necessary to vogotatlon. Tho water on reaching tho surfaco is ovnporatod; tho salts remain to rolnvlg orato tho soil. Thus whrra vogotatlon apppoars tobo wlthorlnoUn tho heaf, tlio great forcftgf naturoVAro benefi cially cmploydcrM2'rjngy3 tho sur faco, from tho irtlisoftho oarth whoro olso thoy would borovor unemployed, tho olomonts of future harvests." At a church in Ellis county, Toxas, on a recent Sunday, a man was shot and klllod. "Now, look horo," said tho preaoher, pausing a momont, "I pnusfnnslst that thoro uo no furthor in terruptions. How do you supposo a man can go on preaching whon you an noy him in this wayP" Wldo-awako: "Como, now, guoss what my favorlto flower Is," said tho spinster housokoopor to thn wldowor's littlo boy, ns thoy wero walking in tho fields togotlior. Ho wn3 n lad who kopt his wits about him and his oyos opori, so ho answorod as ho looked up win aa arch expression, "Poppy."