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Wldo Awake.
Once, upon n winter nlglit,
When the snow lay cold ml white,
Dropped a baby from the skies,
With a pair of big brown eyes i
Without clothes, or food, cr name,
Itlght Into our heart It came.
Soon a happy year had flown ;
Ho could creep and stand alone,
Know mamma and Rob and Fritz,
Do a hundred pretty tricks;
lie was sweet, but still a Tartar,
So vc called him little Arthur.
When another yc.ir went by,
Could I tell If I should try
Half how lovely ho had grown!
Walking like a man, alone,
Talking with such babbling word
Like the cooing of the bird.
Three years old 5 now look for squall),
Trials, troubles, crlci and fnll.
Up and down llko nny rocket,
In his drcis a little pocket
Filled with tops nnd nails nml strings,
And tome fifty other tiling".
.Still another birthday; 0At,
What a four-yenr colt Is here!
Leaping, running, skipping, prancing,
In and nut on swift Tcct dancing;
Handling marbles, spinning tops,
Spending cents In candy shops.
Now, ns turo as I'm alive,
Tlint outrageous boy Is flvel
Send him IT to school at once ;
Wc don't want to own a dunce I
Full of tricks as any mnttou
Get him to n Kindergarten.
Six ; und what do I behold I
No more waving curls of gold,
Hut 11 little w Ig of brown,
Closely cropped about the crown ;
No more skirts, but llttlo breeches,
Full of ninny scams and stitches.
Seven to-day a boy at lat!
Time and tide have traveled fast.
There lie sits, so lino and tall,
Jacket, tronscM, boots, and ul 1 :
Ho am fpell and read and write,
He Is good and gay and bright,
And his life goes bravely on
Dtit where Is my baby gone I
.Stephen ninl the Wild Hint,
flt. Xlcholnf.
Stephen was a small boy, who had
always lived in tho city whoro tliero
woro no sparrows, a3 thoro aro in
many towns and cities; and Stophon had
only soon birds that woro shut up In
cagos. Somu of tho canary birds in his
mother's house, when thoir cago-door
was open wottfd hop out and sit upon
his fingor. Stophon was kind to thorn,
and nover frightened thorn; so that thoy
wero not afraid of him.
When lie was livo yoars old, His moth
er took hlru into tho country to stay
during tho hot woather. Ono morning
ho was walking by a grovo of trees,
and, on a low branch, ho saw a boauM
ful llttlo bird. Stophm whtstlod to it,
and hold out iiis (Ingor for tho bird to
onionnd hop upon it; but tho bird flow
hlghor up tho troo, and, although
Stephen whistlod again and again, it
would not conio. Then Stephen
thought that perhaps tho bird would
ratlior sit on a branch than on a boy's
finger; so ho broko oft" a lon twig, and
.hold out tho leafy cud to tho bird.
"Come, come, littlo bird," ho said
ami ho offered it a crumb of cako. But
the bird would not come, and whon
Stophon hold tho brancli high, it flow to
n trco boyond a brook. Stophon wont
to thn edge of tho water and lotfkod at
tho bird. "What a strango bird!" ho
said; "it docs not liko cako, and it will
not como to ma."
Then he went to tho houso, and told
his mother all about it; and sho said:
"Tho Mrd was afraid you might hurt
him if ho should como near you."
"I nover hurt birds. Why should
-this ono think I would hurt him?"
"Ho thought you woro liko thoso men
and boys who catch birds or kill them
whenever thoy can,"' said his mother.
"If pooplo did not injure thoso littlo
creatures, or try to catch them, thoy
would not bo afraid of us. In some
countries, which nun havo soldom vis
ited, tho birds aro tamo, und will not
fly away when a man comes nour.
Kvph in towns whoro thero aro many
birds, and wliero pooplo aronot allowed
to disturb them, tho llttlo creatures bo
conio very tnmo. At first, birds woro
not afraid of boys and men; but, after
peoplo began to kill and catcli them,
they becarao very wild, aud thoy havo
"been so overMnco."
"Tlion tho birds think that all mon
and hoys aro alikoP" said Stophen.
"yes," said his niotbor, "excepting
thoso birds that havo beon tamed, and
taught that thero aro somo littlo boys
who aro always kind to them, and will
not do them Iniy.
"Would It nd.
n. frnnd tlilncr snlfl
uld begin a'l over
man and boy would
s, so that thoy all
Stephen, "if v
again, and if I
lie kind to t
-would bo tar'
"YoiW 1
well in v
all-over S 1
t yyonj
UIUU1, ill
'if woof'uogl:
"-3''&innot d
'Cannot do
to bo as kind
11b orcatup
0 world
is all wo
g ovor again."
jyenrs ago a lime uoy,
rod with his papa and
"iiniL (Marllt
manL'Ja in tuo
1 1
rthoru part of l'nn-
Whon Marlln was six vears 'old. Ola
little baby sister camo to his homo. At
first Marlln was Inclined to dlsllko the
littlo stranger, for ho thought sho would
tako much of his mamma's attontlon
irom him. But Marlin was not roally a
sollish boy, and ho soon grow vory fond
of his Httlo sister nnd thought it would
be vory niuo whon sho grow large enough
to go out and'play with him. Every
lay when his mamma had sung llttlo
Loah to slcoo, ho would sit by her era-
dlo and rock hor vory gontly until alio
awoko. But, m Leah grow oldor, I am
vory sorry to say Marlln wosnotalways
ns good and gentlo toward hor ns ho
should havo been.
Loah, of course, had a number of
dolls and klttons. Who ovor hoard of
a llttlo girl that did not lovo to play with
dolls and klttons?
Nearthohouso whoro Marlln and Loah
live d was a llttlo stroatn running through
such a pretty green grovo, with ferns
and bluo vlolota all along tho bank. In
this llttlo grovo Loah had hor play
house. It was n.,t much of n house, to
bo suro, but It suited her vory well.
Tho trunks of tho troos formed tho
sides of tho houso, and tho loavos and
branches which woro thickly wovon to
gether ovorhoad, formed tho roof. It
was not all In ono room, howovor, for
sho had pieces of board laid from ono
treo to anothor, forming kitchon, pan
try, parlor, etc. In hor pantry sho had
a llttlo cupboard, which hor papa had
mado for her, and In this bIio lopt hor
dishes, which wero mostly brokon ones
from mamma's dish closot. Her parlor
floor was covcrod with a beautiful car
pet of soft grcon mots, nnd In this rus
tic little play-houso Loah would hao
had a vory pleasant tlrao with hor dolls
nno Topsy, hor llttlo black kitten. As I
was saying, Leah would havo had a
very pleasant tlmo In her play-houso if
Marlln and his dog. Snip, hail stayed
away or had playod nicely when thoy
did como. But Marlin was always turn
ing things ovor In hor cupboard, trying
to find somothlng to cat, and sitting
down on hor llttlo bonehos nnd break
ing thorn, for thoy wero not Intended
for a great boy liko him, as Loah often
told him.
Then Snip would think ho could
smtll rats, and was always tearing up
her parlor carpet with his long now or
chasing Topsy into tho water, when sho
would como out mowing so pitifully
that Leah would cry too, nnd carry her
poor littlo pot to tho houso and havo
mamma put it Jn a basket by tho kltoh
en stovo to dry.
Another naughty thing that Marlin
used to do was to got ono of Leah's dolls
and tio a string around Its neck and thon
tio it to tho clothos-lineat ono end while
ho would go to tho other and pull tho
ropo so as to makotho doll throw Its feet
and lmnds in such a way tiiat it scorned
to bo in groat distress. Leah wouM
stand under tho clothos-Uno reaching up
hor arms and cryiug, but Marlin would
not lot tho doll down low enough for hor
to reach It.
I must tell you of somothlng that hap
pened to Marlin one Jnnuary.
Now near Marlin's homo was a pond
nnd mill, owned by an old bachelor
namod Isaiah, who lived all alono in a
llttlo houso near tho mill. On this pond
tho boys used to skate, and Marlln
thought If ho only had a pair of skates
ho would bo nuito happy. Ills uncle
Chnrloy, hearing his wish for skates,
purchased him a nlco pair for a Christ
mas present. Marlin was delighted, and
soon loomed to skato quito well. Ono
morning ho thought ho would got up
early nnd havo a good tlmo skating be
fore school tlmo. Thoro had been no
good skating for moro than a weok, but
Marlin hoard tho larger boys talking
about it at school tho day beforo, and
thoy thought if it frozo hard that night
tlio pond would bo safo next morning.
So Marlin staitedan hour ornioro be
fore school tlmo to try tho ieo. At first
he did not venturo far from tho shore,
but growing moro carolcss, ho struck
out across tho pond. When ho was about
half way across, tho ico commenced to
givo way, and beforo ho could reach tho
shore it had brokon and let him Into tho
cold water. Ho attempted to climb on
tho cdo of tho Ico, but it was not strong
onough to hold him and would kcop lot
ting him back into tho wator.
Then ho thought to call to Isaiah, who
was thon in tho houso sating his break
fast. Ho hoard tho call,- but suppose I
it was the school children playing. Soon
ho hoard it again, nnd this time ho
thought it was somo 0110 calling his
name. He wont to tho door and listen
ed, and soon found tho crios catno from
tho pond. Ho ran to tho spot, solzod a
beard and pushed It boyond too, odgo of
tho ico. Marlin had just strongth, lough
loft to grasp tho board, and Isaia, ;jl'
ed him to tho shoro, took him in his ii
and carried him to his houso, whoi
soon had a blazing llro, and Marlln, ,
his big arm-3ha!r, with Isaiah's groat"i
coat around htm, was soon warm and
.1 tin 1. r . . 1 . 1 '
bsiuuii. uuuii no uwuiiu, laaiidi,
carrlod him homo, and told lils motho.
of his nooidont. She did not scold him,
but took him in h.ir arm?, klssod hini
andthankod God for his safo deliver
Marlln novor wantod to skato after
that, and gavo Ills skates to his cousin
Tp y V,I Engagement.
It is'measant to turn to ono of tho
brightest chapters of tho amonUlos'of
homo aftor loavlng thn tyrants in
gloomy solitudo, and consider that
pleasant oplsodo of homo life, "tho firs
Whon it Is an arrangomont that
lsllos prudent papa and mamma, thji?'
tho most dollghtful moaipBtr
life. It makos again tv-soi
tho happlnow two youncr lovers. "Alf
JiSbn lovo a lovor." Tho Introduction q,
new son or dauehtor that doon fooT
lng of rest that our son or daughter if1 S
havo tho anohorago of marrlago tb Jo
are delicious rofleotlons. Wo forgot, lr
trials, our oankorlng cares; wo fo ot
that thoy, too, must fight tho sa no ,ard
battle of whioh wo havo got nf&rly
through, and wo soe only tho blissful
side of tho ploture. If, however, wo do
not ontlroly approve, it is a groat duty,
and ono whioh' wo owo our childron, to
hido from them any fanciodantipathy
to tho ohosou ono whom wo. may npt
wholly lovo. (Jlvon go d prirclples
and good oilucatton, good health nnd a
modorato certainty of a futiiro living,
and no parent has a right, If his (laugh '
tor Is sincerely attachod, to find fa lilt
with his or hor cholco.
Of course no mother cvor snw any
wifo good enough for her son; no falhor
Imagines that tho man can bo born who
is worthy ot his daughter. Sometimes,
without meaning It; this fooling will
show Itsolf; but It had much better bo
kept out of sight, If possible
Either a family should tako a girl
wholly to their hearts, and treat her as
thoir own daughter, or thoy should do
cldedlv dlsapprovo from tho first. No
mutilated courier, no half-handed gen
erosity, no carping criticism Is just or
honourable. That thoir son loves her,
wishes to mako hor his wife, should bo
a very unansworablo argumont for hor
hearty adoption Into tho family. And
with regard to daughter's huslund tho
same, nnd ovon greator respect should
bo shown. Tho old reproach against
mothers-in-law now rather rologa'.es It
self to old comody; it is not bollovod
that thoy aro.nlways so detestable as the
Campaigner in 'Tondonnls."
Yet a mother-in-law should let her
scns-ln-law sovorely alone, nordare, bo
cauo sho has a vory near relationship
to him, to lntorforoln the housohold au
thority, or to say disagreeable things
about tho education of the children.
Tho young irirl who ontors a larao
family as the botrothed of ono of tho
brothers has a vory dllllctilt role to fill.
Unless sho is frank and sincere, utiles
sho is vory engaging, sho is apt to bo
disliked by somo of them. Porhapi tho
brother has boon a groat favorlto, ami
somo loving sister Is jealous of her.
Somo brothors, ovon, may fcol offended
at having tho nffrctlons of his most in
tlmato friend stohm aw.ty from htm; or
tho charms which havo won tho lover
may not bo apparent to tho rest of tho
Now b tho tlrao for good brooding.
Now is tho moment for tho nmenities.
Lot tho young peoplo roinembcr to treat
thr.t young lady with peculiar courtesy,
for sho will noror forgot their condtiut
at this period. Sho Is to bo their sister
for all tlmo. If they treat her with ro
spoct and cordiality ten to ono sho wll
bo a good slstor. Hut if thoy treat her
with hatred, suspicion, and dislike, she
will bo their onomy all her days and
vory littlo blame to hor If sho is. It is
tho enmity of tlto rod Indian to treat a
now-comer, introduced under such ten
dor circumstances, with anything l ut
mBi ;i .
Ilcrb Teas.
If ono a9k's tho good lady of tho
houso why sho gives hot lemonado or
sago tea to ono who has a cold, tho an
swer gonerallyds becauso It Is good for
that complain. WI1II0 theso domestio
remedies aro not wholly without value,
thoir chiof merit is thtt they afford nn
opportunity for kind friends to do somo
thlng for tho sick without doing any
great hnrru. This may at first appear
to bo vory faint praiso. but so long as
people aro dctotniincd to doso thoso
who aro 111 It is fortunato when they
use harmless ngonts. If, by uslrg an
agent which is capable of doing neither
good n r evil ono is saved from injury
which otherwise might conic from tani
poiingwith potential drugs, a coitaln
ailvan .ago is gained. Wo often engago
childnu In somo useless employment In
ordo: to keep thorn from mischief, nnd I
cant eo no good reason why grown peo.
plo should not bo kept right by tho
sanio means, it would bo much hottor
If tho'o domestic romcdies wero well
understood, so that any virtuo thoro is
in them might bo turned to somu good
Thoro aro so many of theso .'rinks
that a full account if thom all would
occupy too much tlmo. Thoy can,
i'owovor, bo arranged in classes, and
tho charactor and effects of each class
brlcllly mentioned. Arranging thom
according to their effects there aro dia
phorotlo, diuretic, tonic, sodativo, and
aromatic drinks, or teas. Kogardlng
th first, or diaphoretic, it may bo said
t' i any warm drink, such as lemonade
'hjitgruol, if takon In largo quantity,
lil oxoito perspiration if the surface of
jo body is kept warm. In tho inclplont
ngo ot some diseases this ron'edy Is of
hoh valuo. Whon a cold is coming on
may bo arrestod 1 r modified by jjlV'
;ho patient a warm drink and then
.Wrapping up In bed. So other aculo
, . ... . .
diseases may also 00 lavorawy aiioctoii
by diaphoretic. drinks. Diuretic drinks
also require to bo takon in consider
able quantity, hut, uuliko diaphoretics.
tliflr notion Is Imnnlrnd liv knnn!nr thn
1 1 1 j . t r
VVsurfaco unusually warm. Tho tjpo of
!his class of domostio romodios is pars
ay tea. Flax seod and olm bark teas
lso aro fair representatives of tho dlu
otio class. It may bo noticed that tho
dturotlo nnd diaphorotlo drinks aro
much tho same, and such Is tho faot.
Klthor of thoso mentioned wl.l act upon
M10 skin if tho surfaco is kopt extra
vnrni; whereas, if tho skin is kopt
iiodoratoly cool aftor using suoh drinks
ov will net unon tho kidnovs. So
soly aro tho functions of tho skin
'dnoys connected that tho condi
tio surfaoo tomporaturo will do
jiiho whothor a romedy will act ns a
ui iphorotfo or dlurotlo. This faot should
do Kept in minii when domestic romo
dios aro used, so that tho doslred effect
may bo obtninod. This class may bo
dismlssod with tho additional romark
that owing to tho mucilaginous nature
of theso toas thoy havo a soothing effect
upon tho mucous mombranos gonorally
honco thoy aro useful In congestod
states, suoh as ocour in tho respiratory,
dlgostlvo, and urinary organs whon ono
has a cold.
Tho tonlo drinks or teas gonorally
used in tho household aro tho bitter In
fusions and decoctions of herbs and
plants. Tho leaves, roots, nnd barks
aro tho portions mostly used. Thoir
virtuo lies In tho bitter prlhclplo which
they contain. Tho effect of nil tho
vogolablo .Ittrrs Is to gtro.tono to tho
stomach and lnere.no tlio nppotlto;
honco tho reputation of camomllo tea,
wild cherry bark toa, and tho llko.
Theso domostlc remedies, (.Idle thoy aro
loss oloarant nnd arcoablo than tho
bitter tinctures obtalnod at tho drug
gists', aro asvnlunbloand perhaps moro
so. A simplo blttor Infusion has tho
advantago of being free f.-oni alcohol,
whioh tho tinctures contain, and there
fore, Is less likely to irrltato n delicate
stomach, althoughqulte asllkoly to dis
gust a sensltlvo patient. Tho belief as
long oxlsted In tho minds of tho pooplo
that theso toas aro specially valuablo In
certain dlsoases, but tho fact Is they
possoss no virtuo boyoml their power to
Ineroaso tho aopotlto. In many cases
of debility that is just what Is required.
Tho aromatlo drinks moil used In tho
household nro catnip, nnlse-sced. pop
pormont, cinnamon, and cardamon
toas. Thoy aro all very much allko in
thoir offect, bolng usoful In casos of de
ranged digestion nttonded with llatu
ionco. In certain forms of digestion in
thoso who aro debilitated tho food taken
tends to undergo formcntation and tho
generation of gasos. This often gives
rlso to gront suffering, wliiohsomctlmos
yields to a doso of aromatlo ten. In
fants and childron aro generally sup-
posed to havo colic when they show
symptoms of pain, and are, therefore,
dosed with aromaties by tho would-bo
doctors of tho hotisohoid. but thoy arc
not ofton benefitted by such treatment.
Old pooplo and adults of feoblo health
derive tho most benefit from nrotnatics,
And to such their use should, ns a rulo
I... mi. i . . ..
uu uiuiiiuuu. aim oneci 01 tuo aroma'
tics nppoar to bo n local stimulation
which increases tho gastro-lntestliial
muscular action; honco, when these
viscera aro distended by flatus, a llttlo
aromatic to.i may civo to theso debili
tated organs a fillip which will arouso
their functional activity and enable thom
to free thetnsolves from their irritating
contents, iuo colicky pains of tho di
gestlvo organs caused by sudden expo
sure to cold aro also rolloved sometimes
by aromatlo toas.
Victor lingo's Halills.
Krom I tie ritjow HcrnM.
future historians mav find U, tho
habits of two of tho m t brilliant but
wayward genlusos of the century Car
lyloond Victor Hugo many points in
common of which tho outslilo world
know but llttlo. Both, In splto of their
at times democratic utterances, aro cs
sinlially autocratic nnd oxclusivo in
Mieir sympatliioa and alms; but It is in
tho arrangement of their dally lives
that oven moro rcBoniblmco is to bo
found. Both of them lived by nil
iTiiiuiiiiiuurusu uuveniswnro nover p r
miUod to disturb. Victor Hugo, for ox-
nmplo, Is absolutely invisible to nl up
to ti In tho afternoon. Ho bro.ikfasts
alone, and works steadily both befor
ami aftor. At ft o'clock, in all wcath-
1 rs, ho g .os out if fine, on foot; if wot,
like Carlyle, in nn omnibus. Ho takes
uiu urat Biitiui ur 111!) nrsc onuiiDus, ro
gardlcss of its destination, and contin
ues to walk or riiio for tlireo hours.
Throughout this timo his mind is ac
tively ongaed in composing poetry.
On ids return ho devotes himself wholly
to his family, In this rcspoot, perhaps,
differing from his English antitypo.
Ho enjoys tho society of friends, nnd
gciiTnlly has two or throo, sometimes
more, to dinner.
At 10 o'clock ho goes to hod, nnd tho
next morning when ho rises lie iots
hlmsolf to writo with a reed, or moro
ofton with a luolfcr match, tho verses
he composed on tho provious alternooti.
Sometimes ho will writo down in this
way upward of fiOO or COO without a
pause, so accurately aro they held In his
momory. At tho ago of eigity few men
can boast of greater vigor of Intellect
or of body. Tuo literary executors of
Victor Hugo, if thoy aro charged to
publish a 1 ho has wiltton, will luivo no
light tusk. For years ho has been a
ceaseless worker, aud his manuscripts,
which for many years woro deposited in
tho vaults of tlio Bank of Belgium, havo
of late years boon in tho author's own
keoplng. At present thoy fill tlireo
enormous trunks, or rather packing
casos, which follow him whorover ho
goes, and form by far tho largost por
tion of ids luggago. A goo,d deal of
what ho has written, notably a continu
ation ot "Los Chatlmonts," has lost
most of Its point; but, as may bo seen
from his two most recently published
volumes, though botli wero wiltlou
mnny years ago, ho will loavo bo hi ml
a vast quantity of proso and verso,
which must possess more than ephe
meral interest.
ThoGrovfthoftho Gnu.
Knrcit and 81 roam.
Hunting for gamo was first practiced
with bow and arrow only, until in tho
sixteenth contury tho Spaniards con
trived tho nrquobusor matchlock. Horo
iho match was littodto a "sorponHn" or
cock hung on a ulvot, and hi ought into
contaot with tho priming by a working
substantially tho samo ns that of tbo
modem hammor and trlggor. This was
further improvod by tho German Inven
tion of a stool whoel with sorratod odgo,
fittodto a spring nnd mado to rovolvo
rapidly, tho odgo coming In contact with
a plooo of pyrites and by this friction
producing the sparks to ignite tho prim
ing. Tho uso of tho whool-Iookfor sport
ing purposos was vory gonoral In tho
middlo of tho sixloonth contury and for
a long tlmo it was not Improvod upon.
Butnocosslty Is tho mother of inven
tion. A band of Dutch chicken stoalors,
or of Spanish maraudors it is disputed
which being too poor to provldo them
solvos with hlgh-prfcod Whcol-lock, an I
afraid touso tho match-lock, becauso Its
lljht rovcalod their whereabouts to tho
minions of tho law, abstained from their
practices long enough to dovlso a wen
pon better ndaptodto tho needs of roosl
robbors. Tho result was tho flint-lock,
nnd tho pot-hunting fraternity scored n
long credit mark.
Tlio flint-lock reached Us perfection
In tho hands of "that king of gun-mak
ers," Joseph Sladton, in tho early part
of tho proscnt century, nnd it gavo way
only to a worthy supoiior In tho modern
gun exploded by poreusslon.
Tho discovery of fulminating powders
nnd their application to gunnery mark
a most important era in tho manufac
ture and employment of fire-arms. Tho
ehnrgo in tlio gun was at first placed
ajovo tho fulminating powder, which
was Ignited bythoconc'usslot'of nn imn
plunger struck by a cock. Thon IhN
plunger wns dlsponsod with, and tlio
fulminate was slmnlv ulacod In tho
flash-pan. The successive steps nro fa
miliar to almost all gunnors; tho prim
ing was placed betweon two bits of paper
nnd called percussion pellets; tho ful
minate was affixed to the breech by tho
nowly invented cartridge nnd fired by a
penetrating needle; then came tho cop
per cap, and then tho culminating im
provement of tlio cartridge, containing
both tho ehnrgo nnd tho priming, and
ignited ut first by tropin, nnd afterward
rlm-liro and central llro principle.
A I.ikoI.v (llrl flnr In I'rUtiu for Trj-lnc l
Aid lli r l.mor.
St. Louis llepuMlcau.
Thrro Interesting ewnvlets pnssod
through the Union depot Inst night 011
their way to Jefferson City, in ehnrgo
of ShTlff John Davis of Way no county,
from which placo thoy hailed. Tho
second prisoner was a young man pos
sessing a fatt'tlcss shnpo and n hand
somo face. lie looked cheerful enough
to bo a pleasuro-traveloron n Junketing
cxpudltlon rather than a candidate for
tlio Slate Prison. Ho was implicated
in murdering a man by tho name of
(Seorgo Macomb in Wayno county last
May, and sentenced to a term of ton
years. By his side sat tho third, and
by far tlio most interesting prisoner of
tlio group, a young girl not over 18
years old. Sho was woll dressed, and
woro a sad, resigned expression upon
hor beautiful countenance that aroused
tlio pity and admiration of every pass
onger in tlio car.
"What crimo has this sad-looking
croaturo committed?" was asked of tlio
sheriff, whoso sympathy appeared to bo
equal to that of other passengers.
"Tho story of that young girl is vory
remarkable A number of yoars ngo
sho fell In lovo with tlio prisoner sitting
by her side, nnd will, I think, ovcntunliy
marry him nflur thoy both sorvo out
their sentense. Their lovo for each
other Is so trim that nothing but the
doatli of ono of them, I think, will ever
prevent them from becoming united in
maniago. When her lover, the prison
er. Melgall, was arrested anil commit
ted on the chargo of niurdor sho stoutly !
protested that ho was Innocent. Shu
used every means to obtain for him his
liberty, sat by his side during his trial
and stuck to him with a heroism which
only a faithful woman can display in
behalf of tho uholcu of hor heart."
"What is hor crimo?"
"Hor crimo is not ns great as that of
hor lovor. but ono which tho State pun.
ishos almost as sovcroly. After Stoigall
had been sontonced, and aftor all legiti
mate rosourecs had been exhausted, tho
girl thon sot about to secure his liberty
by rosortlng to various schemes, somo
of which camo near bolng successful.
On a dark night last Juno, at a lato
hour, sho purchased a lot of knives,
files and other tools. Procuring a lad-
dorsho then stolo silontly to tho rear of
tho jatl and procoodod to carry out hor
plans, (illtnblng up tho ladder to a
window sho dropped tho tools Into tho
all and thou oudoavorodtoboata hasty
rotroat beforo bolng dlsoovorod. Sho
might havo olfeotod hor oacapo had not
tho tools, in striking tho floor of tho jail,
mado a loud nolso. This aroused tho
guard, who intorcoptod hor nnd pre
vented her osoapo. Sho was trlod for
tho offense, found guilty and sentenced
to tho ponltonllary for tho torm of ton
years. Tho Juilgo, owing to hor ago,
and nppoaranco, took compassion on
her and rodticod tho tlmo one-half. It
Is said that an effort will bo mado by
ottlzens of Wayno county topi ocuro lur
--mm ,
The Wandering Jew.
NolCIIUllQllC !!'.
This .low was born at Jorusalom, and
was by Trado a Shoo-Makor; whon Our
Savior was going to tho Plaoi of Cruci
fixion, bolng Weary and Faint, ho would
havo sat down to Host nt tho Shoo-
Maker's Stall; but tho Shoo-Makor camo
to tho Door, and spitting In Our Lord's
Face, huffotod Him from tho Door, say
ing, That was no Placo of Abodo for
him On whioh Christ said, For this
Thing thou shnlt novnr Rest, but wan
der till I como again upon tho Earth.
From this ho is callod tho Wandorlng
Jow of Jorusalem. Now, according to
this saying of Our Saylor " this
Man had no Powor to roturn Homo, but
wont about wandorlno- from Plaoo to
Placo ovor slnoo, ovon unto this day.
Somo tlmo slnoo ho landod at
Hull In Yorkshtro, whoro Dr. Hall, tak
ing him for a Cheat, caused him to bo
looked up in a Koom all night; but noxt
Morning thoy found tho Door opon,
though thoir Prisoner had not attomptod
to osoapo. Dr. Hall sont for Dr. Harri
son In order to assist him In tho Examin
ation of so remarkable a Personage,
that thoy mtjrht bo suro whethor he was
an Impostor or no. Thoy nskod him
concerning tho breaking of tho Locks
of tho Room In which ho had boon shut
up. Ho told thom If thoy would nt
tempt to conOno him with Chains, It
would avail nothing, human Forco can
not conflno him whom tho Almighty
had sontencod to want a resting Place.
Thoy sent for n Smith to put
strong Chains on him; but thoy Instantly
burst nsuudor, to tho Surprlso of a
thousand Spectators. Not bolng able
to doubt any longor, thoy sont for a
I'alntor, and had his 1'ioturo drawn. In
which ho looked nolthor Old or Young,
but just ns ho did 1,7(1" Years ago, when
ho bognn his Journey. Tho King of
Franco, hearing of thlj, wroto for his
Picture which Dr. Hail accordingly
sent him. Ho is always Crying
aud Praying, nnd wishing to sco Doath;
but that Ease from Ills Laboring 111-
grlmngo, ho says, can nover happen un -
til Christ comes airnln unon thn n.irth.
1 1 m
l ire 3lll lllnun lyo IVrt In n Itock Ktnln-
slim nnd ISrnpo Without Sorlnn
PrnrLodite Vnrthwct,
Thn priuclpal grading of Clark's
Fork Division of tuo Northern Paelllu
railroad is being dono In Hell (late
canon, between Now Chicago nnd
Bear Mouth. About nine miles below
New Chicago is what Is known ns "the
lower rook cut." Tho grade is twelve
or liltcen feet abovo tho Hell (Into river
anil the rocky bluff out ()f which is be
ing blasted is twenty or twcnty-llvo feet
hlghor. On Tuesday morning of this
week a "sand" or "crovis" blast wns
sot in tills bluff. Tho main blast con
slstod of seven kegs of black powder
unu in n iinptn ot iiitcon or twenty
feet, with two smnllor auxiliary blasts
set with shorter fuse toopen thocrovico.
It being but a short dlstaneo below tho
company store, Nelson Bennett, con
tractor, and F. U. Anderson, book
keeper, walked down lo seo tho shot.
Tho fuses wero fired, tho men sought
sholtcr, and two explosions followed In
quick succession. Bennett then said,
"Tho shots havo all gono oil; lot's go
down," nnd started down. Somo said,
"No! tlio big shot is not off yet!" but
ho kopt 011, Anderson, Ilobort Dunn,
Mike McCrary and Charles Koichen
berg following. Somo ono'back called
out again. "Tho big shot Isn't fired
yet!" Beimutt, who by this timo had
reached tlio portion of tho blull whioh
was mined and saw the rock untlis
turbo:!, is reported to havo replied,
"No, but she's going now, und so nro
wo." And suro enough thoy did. The
soven-keg chargo exploded with ter
rific forco, throwing what Engincor
Morgan estimates at thrco hundred cu
bic yards of rock out toward and into
tlio'rivor nnd carrying with It the men
named. Somo of them woro thrown
lL'Ofcot out into tho rivor, bolng pro
jected ovon further than tho bulk of tho
rook which filled up tho rivor bed and
turned It out on tho southern bank.
Those witnessing tlio sight wero filled
with horror, and it was not supposed
any cf tho unfortunalo men would bo
found allvo. Consternation prevailed
for tlio moment and tho workmen
flocked from nil directions. Thoir ns-
lonishmont was groat when ono by ono
tho exploded men began clamboring
out for tho shoro and was complete
when every one was tal on from tho de
bris nnd river to the shoro nlivo. All
wero moro or loss cut up about tho head
and lomo hnd cuts nnd bruises on thoir
bodios. Their faces coverod with dirt
and blood, clothes mired and tattered
and recking with wator, thoy prosontod
a horrid spectacle and thinking only
skillful surgery could savo them, a mos
songor sped to tlio telegraph omco at
ftow Chicago, nnd requested immediato
attondanco of Dr. Mitchell from Door
Ledge. When tho doctor nrrlvcd ho
found tho rr.cn had all boon taken to
camp, thoir wounds bathed, plaster ap
pliod to the cuts, nnd not a bono was
brokon ia any of tho five mon who had
performed that marvelous vault through
120 feet of spaeo on threo hundred
yards of rock, propollod by villainous
An Old Mormon Saint Who Died of a Broken
N.ilt Lake Tllhrnu-.
About two years ago thoro lived in
Salt Lake a Mormon who had brought
out a wlfo from tho States. Ho built a
littlo homo for himself and rcarod a
family industriously. Ono day ho said:
'Botsoy, you don't seem to tako tho
stook in polygamy that you ought to."
"No, Bill; no polygamy in mino.
This houso won't oxaotly hold mor'11
ono woman. Tho archltocturo of tho
shanty ain't oxactly adoptod to poly
gamous deals in this family, and you
can bot livoly on it."
Tlio old Mormon was lost In thought,
and en expression ot sadness camoovor
his fnco, llko a showor from a wntorlng
cart falling on a Castlo Garden brogan.
"I suppose, Botsoy, I will havo to
glvo in to you, just as I always do, not
becauso you'ro right, but because I
think too much of you to buok."
"Put It on any grounds you want to,"
said tho wlfo, making for a rolling-pin,
"but ,ou glvo In anyhow." In a fow
montns tho old man was sont on a mis
sion to tho States, and ho wooed and
won a boautlful bluo-oyod girl who wns
tho prldo nnd envy of tho littlo village
of Newtown, Conn. Ho told hor of his
vast woalth, his flocks and herds, his
wlnos on tho loos, etc. tho old thing
and mado hor his wlfo. Thoy camo
homo to Utah, and ho brought his young
brido up tho front walk,
"Is that your mothor?" said sho as
sho spied his first wifo.
"Not exactly; but she's a rebtivo of
mlno," said tho old man artfully.
"Lot mo mako you acquainted with
my wlfo," said ho, sortor segregating
his bow botweon tho two women.
A deft blow from the old woman's
broomstick laid him out. Tho sccno
which followed is too rough for n ro
mance. It might look woll In a pollco
court roport, but It would grato on a ro
mance Both women jumped him. Ho
felt llko going up town, nnd ns ho got
up ho wont. In n fow days tho good
old man died of a brokon honrt, broken
becauso his first wlfo wouldn't lot his
second wlfo llvo In that houso, coupled
with tho painful circumstnneo tint his
second wlfo didn't want to. Thus ho
died a victim to womnn's unreasona
bleness nnd hard musclonosj. This Is
but ono of tho many sad romances
which 11 ako Utah mournful nnd un
desirable. A polyg with n wlfo ho can
boss gets along pretty well, but when
! ho Is tho weaker vessel ho has no show.
A Mnuso In n Connecticut School.
Wnlcrlmry Amcrlmii
A mouse cnino 11 nr brcnklng up a
school In tho Center District yojtcrdny.
Trotting about on tho floor tho children
spied him and a buz, of whlsp. rs called
tho children's attention. "Now, chil
dren," said sho In a kind nnd motherly
way, "kcop vory quiet every 0110 of jou.
Don't movo or say a word If tho niomo
comes toward you. Ho is perfectly
harmless." Tho scholars wero very
quiet and watched the capers of the
mouso breathlessly. Tho teacher had
scarcely llnlsliod her bravo address when
niousoy ran directly for her nnd began
to walk over her feet. This was too
much, nnd tlio proaching was turned
into practice which refused to dovetail,
ns It woro. In short, the teacher
screamed and yelled with fright, and
ran as If a pack of mad adders wero In
iiimI pursuit. Tlio whole school here
upon bocanio uproarous, nntl tho mouso
was boss of tho situation. Tho littlo
fellow was .10 delighted that ho stood
upon his hind legs and danced a horn
pipe, nnd then sko.' addled through tho
doorway, leaving tho teacher and her
tickled pupils in 11 peculiar state of
After ho hnd been appointed Primo
Minister to Louis XVIII., M. do Corbi
erc, the first timo ho wns present nt a
Privy Council, and before anything olso
was dono, drew from his pocket, In tho
presence of tho king, his snuff-box,
pocket-handkerchief, and then his
cloves, and placed them all unceremo
niously on tho table. Louis XVIIL,
who had been watching him, said, with
a smile on his Hps, "When you havo
finished emptying your pockets, M. do
Corbi'ere wo will commenco buslnoss."
"Sire," replied tho now Minister, who
was a man of w:t nnd ready repartee,
"I prefer that you should reproach mo
with emptying my pockets rather than
filling tlieni in tho servleo of von
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