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VOLCANO WEEKLY LEIMiEU.
VOLUME I.]
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l v Year, in ml' ance, '
■ v Months , oo
■ ir Months,
I Ait<i-rli»i»K
--■ oncSViimrcol 12 lines, first insertion. *n
■ Vlilmr l »V'<r"i>n-‘i"« on the nls.ve rate* "ill
■ for quarterly and yearly advertiscinela.
■ LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS
liine inserted .» the folloa in* rate*: {>"'
■ .„, r mnnre for the lir-t insertion, and One Dol
■ |l( . r square for each subsequent insertion.
I .1015 I’IMM IMi
■ iV, nre prepare.! to do Jot. I’rinting of rrrri/ dr
■ « style superior to any oth r oßoe ra
■ s„ u tli. rn Mines, and :il ue fair rales.
for Ihr U'rfkly h <r.
TO AGNES! ,
We parted—and it grieve* me sore -
Without a pledge or token ;
I lost a friend ; perhaps much more;
And no farewell was spoken.
We partial -ne’er to meet again!—
Perchance not e'en in Heaven!
When faith like thine was breathed in vain.
There can be no replevin.
Long, tong ago, that parting seems,
Whole intervening ages!
I.ike one of those remembered dreams
Inscribed on ehildhood’a pages.
A wild and troubled dream it was ;
And fearful was the waking.
1 saw a gulf I could not cross -
A gulf of my own making!
My heart Inis callous grown wills sin,
And hard as granite boulder :
And youthful joys and hopes begin
To fade, as I grow older.
but little for this life I rare—
Its pleasures or its troubles ;
Hr how, or when, dissolve in air
Its evanescent bubbles.
lint point times still a hope intrudes
A hope I fondly nourish ;
Refreshing hope— like slowly woods
That in the desert nourish !
I sometimes hope, though I to thee
Must over tip :« elmuger.
That now and then, you think of me
In stirroie, not in angrr
« • •
Using a Whole Egg.
A friend told us u story, a few days since, |
i i-imtimr lli<‘ free, generous character of tln
ri-li which wc consider too good to he lost, j
ltd therefore give it to our readers.
Oar friend’s wife being in delicate heallh,
was resolved that a girl shonld be procured
ido the house work, that the lady might
bvc an opportunity to recover her health
tul spirits. After visiting the intellig. necof
ce for two or three mornings, aline huxom
tssof about twenty years of age, hut six
ii'iiths from sweet Ireland, was selected and
el meted as to the duties that would be ex
erted of her.
" Now, then,” says the lady, “pour the
round coffee into the pot, then pour in the
"i water, and after n few minutes' boiling,
Ini in one-half of an egg, so;” and the ladv
la irated caeh description by demonstration.
Veu understand, don’t you?" says the
" Indade I do mum," was the response,
liilr the coffee, grind in the wuther, and drop
I llw halt of an tfgg. lon’t thal it, mtUB ' "
All right,” replied the lady. ” Xow,
vmerrow morning we'll see how well voa
(member it."
f'miorrow morning came, and the coffee
ns as good as could ho expected. The third
came, ami to the astonishment of our
irnd and wife, the coffee was nmirinkabie and
fV* MUr, ~ i even the odor of it was sickening,
imiget was called and questioned as follows:
r| dget, dijl you first put (lie ground cof
r in the pot r
" lot lade I did, mum.”
I ' Did you then put in the hot water »”
' bare, 1 did."
‘ How long did you let it boil ?"
I Hive minutes, mum.”
'» hut did you then?”
I ' put in the egg, mum."
I 'ell, to tell the truth, mum.” soys Hrid
(riving her garments tt hitch with her
"*">• !" uk 1 1h . ‘to tell you the truth, I would
i,;, R" 1 IU tht ‘ half , of , a " W. «s ye told me,
„ "‘.‘W was a bad one, and I thought ve
I' , 1,1 1 ,nl,| d about taping the half of it,
I 1 1 dropped in the critter ns it was! ”
I ,|\ ' v h Kutcrio-v Purple, who is
■ gentleman from Burt county” just at
I'l ’ }‘ , i v< ; ,< ‘hr following account of the
■ ' ” electing members of the Legislature
■ i.i-ka, IJ,. said: “ Cummings, the
1,. u / v ' sai(l t 0 “'c one morning, “ Purple,
knn, "" i' 1 Wt ‘ llll * r fn,m Hurt county." So I
Bid "* .1 "I*' u,, d ‘ook nine fellows with me, I
tn<»i<rhi or e woo *l s . und when we
b ...' I“'* fr, ’‘ far enough for Hurt conn
ked our bullot-laix and In Id an
B'iishinu-'t* 1 ' VS>>e '‘ ,l,e wte ’ 1,11,1 « l "us ~s-■ii.ii
■ii.ii v ,p °L ,wrv ‘; ho ,' v b r f‘“> wus the unu
Imu 1 p ® loctt ou ever heid in Burt
I" 'ledar i Ji r, I e | A<l^ Wry toU !80 1 '
| 1111,1 duly elected, and here Iam!” |
IttvV"* l : ‘ te J - U,, . v Slone said,
r-t JS?? }T “ < ' ,,IUMI in thecars
oy you , n o Ste“i he _ 1 ?-! ,w01 . Wo ! uen -”
I Voil „ , " i n " - 'Miwimsoi worn.
I I.',;';" ,dcotton *Wyou took
for
Behind Time.
A railroad train was rushing along at al
most lightnimr sjiecd. A curve was just
ahead. beyond whirli wa a station at which
the ears passed each other. The conductor
was late, so late that the period during whh h
the down-train was to wait had nearly ehi| sed;
(int he (toped yet to pa s tlie enrre safely.
Suddenly a locomotive dashed into sight right
ahead. In an instant there was a collision.
A shriek, a shock, and fifty souls w ere in
eternity; and all hccau.-e an cng.'n 'cr liad
been If hind time.
A great battle was lining fought, Column
after coiuiim had been precipitated for eight
mortal hours on the enemy posted along the
ridge of a hill. Tin* summer sun was sinking
to the west ; reinforcements for the obstinate
defenders were almost in sight ; it was neces
sary to curry the position with one final
charge, or everything w ould be lost. A pow -
erful corps had been summoned from across
the country and if it came up in season all
would yet be right. The great conqueror,
ronlident in its arrival, formed his reserve in
to an attacking column, and led them down
the hill. The whole world knows the result.
Uronchy failed to apjiear; the imperial guard
was beaten back; Waterloo was lost. Na
poleon died a prisoner at St. Helena because
one of his marshals was bthiiul time.
A leading firm in commercial circles had
la'cn struggling against bankruptcy. As it
had enormous assets in California, it expected
remittances by a certain day, and if the sums
promised arrived, its credit, its honor, and its
future prosperity would be preserved. Hut
,week after week elapsed without bringing the
gold. At last came the fatal day on which
the firm laid bills maturing to n:i enormous
amount. The steamer was telegraphed at
day-break; tmt it was found on inquiry that
-he brought no funds; and the house failed.
The next arrival brought nearly half a million
to the insolvents, but it was too late; they
were mined because their agent, in remitting,
laid been behind lir.r.
A condemned man was being led out for
execution. He bad taken human life, but
under circumstances 0 f the strongest provoca
tion, and public sympathy was active in his
behalf. Thousands had signed api tition for
a reprieve, a favorable answer had been ex
pected the night before, ami though it had not
tome, even (he sheriff felt confident that it
would yet arrive in season. Thus the morn
ing passed without the appearance of the
messenger The last moment was up. The
prisoner took his place on the drop, the cap
was drawn over his eyes, the bolt wan drawn,
and u lifeless body swung revolving in the
wind. Just at that moment a horseman came
into sight, galloping down hill, his steed cov
ered with foam. He carricdTn packet in his
right hand, which lie waved partially to the
crowd. He was the express rider with the
reprieve Hut he had come too late. A com
paratively innocent man had died nn ignomin
ious death because a watch bad been fire min
utes 100 stow, making its bearer arrive behind
time.
It is continually so in life. The best laid
plans, the most important affairs, the fortunes
of individnals, the weal of nations, honor,
happiness, life itlf, are daily sacrificed, be
cause sombody is "behind time.” There are
men who always fail in whatever they under
take, imply because they are. “behind time.”
There are others who put off reformation year
by year, till death seizes them, and they |ier
i.-h unrepentant because forever "behind time."
The Allies have lost nearly a year at Sebas
topol, because they delayed a siqicrtiuous day
after the buttle of Alma, and came up too
late fora roup de main just twenty-four hours
" Ifchind time." Five minutes in a crisis is
worth years. It is but u little period, yet it
has often saved u fortune or redeemed a peo
ple. If there is one virtue that should bo
cultivated more than another by him who
would succeed in life, it is punctuality ; if
there is one error that should be avoided, it
is being behind ImrUnltimurt Sun.
(Yunus i.ovk lkttkks. Madam:—Most
worthy of my admiration, after long consider
ation, and much meditation, of the groat rep
illation, you possess in the nation, | have
strong inclination to become your relation.—
On your approbation of the declaration, I
shall make preparation, to move my situation,
to profess my admiration, and if such obliga
tion is worthy of observation, andean obtain
commiseration, it will be an aggramlization,
lieyond all calculation of the joy and exulta
tion of Vours,
Sans Dksiiiekatiox.
The follow ing is the reply :
Sir ;—I perused your oration, with much
deliberation, and a little consternation, of I lie
great infatuation of your weak imagination,
to show such veneration on so slight u found
ation. I suppose your animation, was the
fruit of recreation, or had sprung from osten
tation, to display your education, by an odd
enumeration, or rather multiplication, of words
of the same termination, though of great ia
riafion, in each respective signification. Now,
w itlioul disputation, your laborious application
to so tedious an occupation, deserves com
mendation, and thinking limitation, sufficient
gratification, I tun, without hesitation,
N > Sai.lv Moderation’.
A (ierman peasant, newly enlisted in
the army, lm<i scarcely arrived ui the regi
ment when lie was sent with others upon a
skirmishing party; approaching a ...| i„
which a party of the enemy were pitted
who immediately tired niton the Germans
and while the musket bulls were flying very
thick, the honest peasant stepped out of the
ranks, making a sign to the coming enemy
to desist, at the same time bawling out—
“ Why, what the devil are you firing
for, don't you see there are people a-com
ing i"’
VOLCANO, AMADOU ( Ol MV, CAL., JSATCIf DAY MOHNINO, NOVEMBER >l, 1855.
Origin of "Seeing the Elephant."
l-‘ line thirty years since, at. one of the Phil
adelphia I heatres, a pageant was in rehcars
al. in which it was neeessnrv to have an elc
plmiit. No elephant was to In* had. The
"ild 1 leasts were all travelling, and the
property man, stage director and manager, al
most had lits when they thought of it. Days
passed on in the hopeless (a-k of trying to
m nre one ; hut at I.i t Yankee imreimitr tri
umphed, as indeed it always does, and an ele
phant wu made to order of wood, .skins, paint
and varnish. Tims far the matter was all very
well; tint as yet they had found no means to
make said combination travel. Here again,
the genius of the manager, the stage director
and pro|K i ty man struck out, and two broth
,< rs were duly installed a- lee. Ned C- —,
one of the true and genuine “ b'hoys,” held
the res|>on-ihle position of fore legs, and for
several nights he played that heavy part to
the entire satisfaction of the managers and
the delight of the audience.
The part, however, was a very tedious one,
as (he elephant was obliged to be on the stage
for about an hour, and Ned was rather too
fond of the I Hit tie to remain so long without
“ wetting his whistle." so ho set his wits to
work to find a way to carry a wee drop with
him. The eyes of the elephant being made
of two porter bottles, with the neck in, Ned
conceived the brilliant idea of tilling them
with good stuff. This he fully carried out ;
and elated with success, he readily undertook
to play fore legs again.
Night came on— the theatre was densely
crowded with the denizens of th • Quaker city.
The music was played in sweetest strains—
the curtain rose and the | lay begat'. Ned
and " hind legs ” marched upon the stage. —
The elephant was greeted with round upon
round of applause. The decorations and the
trappings were gorgeous The elephant and
the prince seated upon his back were loudly
cheered. The play proceeded; the elephant
was marched round ami round upon the stage.
The fore legs got dry, withdrew one of the
corks, ami treated tin* hind legs, and then
drank the health of the audience in a bumper
of genuine elephant eye whisky, a brand, by
the way, till then unknown. On went the
play, and on went Ned drinking. The con
clusion march was to be made—the signal was
given, and the fore legs staggered towards the
front of the stage. The conductor pulled the
cars of the elephant to right the fore Kg
staggored to the left. The foot, lights ob
structed the way, and he raised his foot and
stepped plumb into (he orchestra! Down
wen' the fore legs on the leader’s fiddle
over, of course, went the elephant, sending
the prince and hind legs into the middle of
the pit. The manager stood horror struck
the prince and the hind legs lay confounded,
the iicxes in convulsions, the netors choking
with laughter, and poor Ned, casting one lo- k,
a 1 range, blending of drunkenness, grief and
laughter at the scene, fled hastily out of the
theatre, closely followed by the leader with
the wreck of his fiddle, performing various
cut and thrust motions in the air. The cur
tain dropped on a scene behind the scenes.—
No mm • pageant—no more fore legs lint
everybody held their sides. Music, actors,
pit, boxes and gallery, rushed from the thea
tre, shrieking between every bn ath, —"Have
you se<*n the Elephant'!”
Theatrical Puffery. —The folly of puff
ing actors and actresses, and making them nr
plus ultras on every occasion, is finely hit off
in the following criticism upon Ellen Tree’s
acting, many years ago, in St. Louis. It was
w ritten by a I lousier, and comes much nearer
to the truth than oue-lmlf the senseless jargon
that is met with, almost every day, in many
of onr papers :
“ I'll (ell you an almighty strange thing of
how that gal (Ellen ’Free) works on the feel
ings of critters. When she was acting Julia
in onr parts, the door keepers earne in, for it
was tarnation cold, and no one took notice of
the door, cos no more could get iu ; when an
old bear snuffed his way into the town, and
finding no one a.-lir, for they were all at the
play, what does tin critter do but go there
too, and crawls up behind the boxes. I guess
he meant lo sup off some of ns chaps ; but,
however, h> listened and listened, till he got
quite affected, and so mollified, that he vow
ed he would never go man-eating any more ;
next night he came again and brought his
wife ; and the thing was only discovered on
the third night, when lie was seen coming
down to the box-office with an alligator !”
R( i.r.s for study. The other evening, Pro
fessor Davis, the eminent mathematician, in
conversation with a young friend of his upon
the importance of system in studying as well
as in everything else, took a piece of paper,
and wrote off for him the following important
rules: I Learn one thing at a time. 2. Learn
that thing well. i). Learn its connections, as
fur as po-ible, with all other things. 4, Be
lieve that to know everything of something, is
hotter than to know something of everything.
Am ms- Autumn days arr melancholy
ones, that’s a fact. We feel it deeply this
Monday morning, sitting at our study window
ga/ing out n|K>ii the naked bean-poles, the
mildewed corn-stalks and drooping squash
vines of our vegetable patch. With a week’s
work before ns, and a lit of the bines on hand,
we can sympathise w ith the woc-begone as
pect of nature Truly, os t'hatenbriaml suvs;
"A moral character is attached to autumnal
scenes the leaves falling like our hours; the
clouds fleeting like our illusions, the light di
minishing like our intelligence, the sun grow
ing colder like our affections, the rivers frozen
like our lives, all bear secret relations to our
destinies.’’
•*»■*lt is raid that the dog in his primitive
stute is dumb, nml-that he first acquired his
faculty of barking 1 from his attempting to
imitate the human voice
An Impulsive Editor,
The editor of the Albany llegister did n
very foolish thing n few days sinee. Me was
so delighted with a paragraph which appeared
I in the Allmny Alias, that in the fullness of
his heart he remarked through the columns of
hi< paper, that “if the editor of the Atlas
will accept a hat, and can find anybody ttint
will charge one to ns he can order it right
off.”
Ihe editor of the Atlas, being a sensible
man, and not being above receiving a favor
from a respectable source, accepted the kind
invitation of his eotemporary, and ordered the
lint. The editor of the llegister, in a later
numher, acknowledges with apparent surprise
the receipt of the hill for the hat, but without
hesitation assumed the debt, only grumbling
a little at the style of the hat selected. He
submits “ that in common courtesy, the hut
selected should have been a ‘wide-awake,’
Know Nothing, American hat, and not an
, out-and-out aristocratic beaver.” He says
that the luxuriant character of his verdancy
n]Hiii this occasion, reminds him of the follow
ing adventure which he once had in a politico
; betting line :
“ We were a great Jackson man, we were,
the last time that the old General ran for the
Presidency, and whenever a General Jackson
mas for that oflice shall be so again. We
j lived in the country then, and had a neighbor
. who was ou the other aide of the political
fence, who was a great dealer in horses.—
Well, we got into an argument with him one
dry, and so sure was he of success that he of
fered to bet a horse against soo that the old
Hereof New Orleans would not be elected.
We took the bet. The argument being one
that had no end, was renewed from time to
time with the same result, until live horses on
one side, and s“.')o on the other, were staked
on the i -ue of the election. We won. Hut
he had forgotten to designate the animals, and
such.a lot of horses as was tendered in pay
meni of the bet was a sight to see. If tlere
j was an ailment to which horseflesh is subject
thn: was not exhibited by one of these five
horses we should like to be informed of its
diagnosis. There was ringbone, and spavin,
aud stringbalt, and blindness, and heaves, and
one veteran old roadster had all these, and in
addition was as deaf as a post. We kept
them a week us a collection of curiosities in
the animal line, ami then sold themut auction.
According to oar recollection, four of them
■ sold a! S4W, in the aggregate, and we gase a
tin-|ieddler $lO for taking the other. We
■ have not bet on elections since, and don’t
, want to win any more horses.’’
Circassian Women.
Circassian girls ure .seldom reluctant to !«•
sold to Turkey. Those beneath u certain
rank look upon such sale, on the part of their
fathers, a.s a proof of his anxiety for the wel
fare of his daughters. Unless, therefore, the
Circassian has seen a youth, upon whom to
lavish her young affections, she usually de
sires to he sent to Sfnmhoul. If her father
tic willing, she is sold to a slave-men hunt,
who takes her to the land she has chosen.—
There, she is sent to a ladies' school; where
she is carefully instructed, in the accomplish
ments of a Turkish gentlewoman. And, if
she he very beautiful, she will be taught read
ing, writing, Turkish, Arabic, and I’ersian
literature—these will be an additional re
commendation, in the eyes of a wealthy Us
manli.
After two or four years -according to her
age- spent in this seminary, the young girl
is lit for sale. Her ‘ condition, ’ now, receives
the most unremitting attention, for a frw
months.
The doctor, in attendance at the establish
ment, visits her constantly. She is fed very
carefully; she is daily bathed very discreetly;
cosmetics, of the most excellent kind, are
pressed into use.
All these things are done, that her limbs
and face may appear beautifully rounded;
and that her skia may be pure, pale, clear; —
in a word, that she may look her very love
liest.
The Circa -hni girl- always bring a larger
price than the (ieorgian. The beauty is of a
higher type. They ure more intellectual.—
They con manage a household better -indeed,
the Circa sian adies may be classed amongst
the most skilful, uial most saving, house-wives
in the world.
An old Osmanli, who had well tried the
women of both nations, fold me that beloved
a Circassian better than a Georgian, as he
•lid the sun better than the moon. For a
1 Circassian could make her harem smell like
the gardens of I’eristun, and looked lovely us
if freshly descended out of Paradise, upon a
purse of money that would not suffice a
Georgian to sand its floor like the Heserl,’
Dkatii of a Max on iikauixu ok tin; dkatii
of ms Wifk.—The .New York Journal of
Commerce, of Tuesday afternoon, says;
We are pained to learn of the sudden
death of Leonard N Dellieher, of the (inn
of Mack, Dellieher A Sage, U 7 Wall street.
He was at his olliee in usual health until af
ter d o'clock last evening, and then went to
his house in Baltic st., Brooklyn. Between
nine and ten o’clock, n messenger from Dan
bury, Cnnuecticut, called at his residence to
notify him of the death of his wife, who had
been spending the summer in Conn. His
wife bad been in feeble health, but the an
uouncyueut of her death gave him such a
shock that he was taken suddenly ill and ex
pired before eleven. .Mr. Dellieher was uni
versally esteemed for his pleasant manners
and prompt business habits, and his sudden
death will be lamented by a wide circle of
acquaintances. Mr. D. leaves three young
children.
#>ay*A liitly advertise* in the Glasgow
Ihr idd that she wants a gentleman for IjttaJi
fasl unci tea. The cannibal!
A Little Too Punctual Steamboat Sketch.
The hour was aj>j roaehing for the depar
ture of the New Haven steamboat from her
tierth at New York, and the usual crowd of
passengers, and friend* of passengers, news-
Ixiys, fruit venders, cabmen and do k loafers
were assembled on and about the boat. YVe
were gazing at the motley group, from the
foot of the promenade deck stairs, when our
attention was attracted by the singular action
of a tall brown Vankee, in tin immense w 00l
liat, chocolate colored coat and pantaloons,
and a fancy vest, lie stood near the star
board puddle-box - , and scrutinized sharply
every female who came on board, every now
and then consulting an enormous silver bull's
eye watch, which he raised from the depths
of a capacious fob, by means of n powerful
steel chain. After mounting guard in this
manner, he dashed furiously down the pang
plank and up the wharf, re-appearing on
board almost instantaneously, with a flushed
face, expressing the most inters • anxiety.—
This series of oi»orntioiis he performed sev
eral times, after which he rushed about the
boat, wildly and hopelessly,ejaculating.
“ What’s the time or day? Wonder if my
repeater's fast? Wliar's the cap’n? wliar’s the
steward? whar’s the mate? wliar's the boss
that owns tins ship? ”
"What's the matter, sir?” we ventured
to ask him when he stopjied still for a mo
ment.
“ Hain't seen nothin' of a gal in a bine sun
bounct, with a white Canton crape shawl (co.-t
s!•>,) pink gown and brown boots eh? come
aboard while I was looking for the cup'n
at the pint end of the ship—have ye? hey?”
“ No such person has come aboard.”
‘ Tormented lightniu’ she’s my wife!"ho
screamed; married yesterday. All her trunks
and mine are aboard, under n pile of baggage
as tall as a Wonneetieat steeple. The darn’d
black nigger says he can’t hand it out, and I
won't leave my baggage anyhow. My wife,
only think out, was to come aboard at half
past lour, and here its most live. What's be
come of her? She can’t have eloped. Vou
don't think she’s been abducted, do ver mi
ter? Speak! answer! won’t ye? Oh! Ini’
ravin' distracted! \\ hat are they ringing
that bell for? Is the ship alire?”
11 It is the signal for departure, the first
bell. The second will be rung in four min
utes.”
"Thunder! you don’t sny so? Whar’s
the cap'n?”
"The gentleman in the blue coat.”
The Yankee darted to the captain’s side.
“ C-’ap'n, stop the ship for ten minutes,
won't ye? ”
“ 1 can't do it sir.”
“ But ye must, 1 fell von. i'll pay you
for it. How much will ye take?”
“ 1 could not do it."
“Cap’n I’ll give ye tew dollars,” gasped
the Yankee.
The Captain shook his head.
“ I'll give yon five dollars and a half and
a half !—and a half!-and a half !- and a
hull! ' he kept repeating, dancing about in
his agony, like a mad jackass on a hot iron
plate.
“The boat starts at five precisely," said
the captain shortly, and turned awav.
O! you sunny hearted heathin!” murmur
ed the Yankee, almost bursting into tears.
“Partin’ man and wife, and we just one dav
married.”
At this moment the huge [Middle wheels
began to paw the walking beam descended
heavily, shaking the huge fabric to her centre.
All who were not going to New Haven went
ashore. I’he hands began to haul in the
gang plank -the fasts are already cast loose.
“ heggo the plank,” roared the Yankee,
collaring one of the hands. “Drop It like
a hot [Mjiutoc, or i'll heave vc into the
dock,"
"Y o, yo!" shouted the men in chorus, ns
they heaved on the gangway.
*• Shut up, you braying donkeys!" yelled
the maddened Yankee, “or there’ll be an
ugly spot of work.”
lint the plank was gut aboard, and the boat
splashed past the pier.
la an instant the Yankee pulled of his
coat—flung his hut besides it on the deck,
and rushed w ildly to the guard.
“Are you drunk or crazy,” cried a passen
ger, seizing him.
" I'm going to fling myself into the dock,
and swim ashore,” cried the Yankee. “ I
iiiiisn't leave Sally Ann alone in New York
city. You may divide the baggage among
you. Let me go! I can swim.”
He struggled so furiously that the conse
quences of his rashness might have been fatal,
had not a sudden apparition changed hLs pur
pose. A very pretty young woman in a
blue bonnet, white Canton crape shawl,
pink dress and drowu Imots, came towards
him.
Iho lig brown Yankee uttered one sten
torian shout of “Sairy Ann!" clasped her in
Ids arms in spite of her struggling, and kissi d
her heartily, right liefore all the
here did you come from? ” he inpuired.
hroni the Indies' cabin,” answered the
bride " Yon told me Imlf-past four, but I
tho I 1 d make sure and come at four.”
' \ little too punctual!" said the Yankee.
“But it's all right now. 1 don't care about
stopping, Como nigh losing the passage
money aud the baggage--but it’s all right
now do ahead, steamboat! Basin up, fire
men! When tho sun set the loving couple
were seen seated on the upper deck, the big
brown Y'an tec's arm encircling the slender
waist of the young woman in the blue bonnet
and pink dress.
We believe they reached their destination
sofe aud sound.
W ) late philosopher sup that if auy
ihiug will make a woman swear, it in look
in* «'ur her night-cap whoa the light is blown
out,
[ NUMBER .*>.
“For Mother's Sake."
A father ami non ware fishing near New
Vork l ity recently. Tint Iwail »iit suddenly
capsized, and they were thrown into the wa
ter, The father who was not an ev|art
- wimmer, while his son could not swim at all,
at once commenced to aid the lad. lie, see
in* that his father was becoming exhausted,
calmly said to him, “Never mind me ; save
yottrsclf for mother’s-ake.” to d blew that
t oy, and God he thanked that l>otli hi* fattier
uiwl himself were rescued from the peril in
which they were involved.
“ l' ljr mother's sake." There spoke a Into
son and a true hern, lie knew that his tender
years ill fitted him tosqpjtort and sustain her
who bore him that if his father perished
site might l»e reduced to want as well as steep
ed in sorrow—that if the oak fell the ivy
would fad - and die. So ho hid his soul he
quite amid the troubled waters, amid the ex
citement and apprehension that snob a scene,
most engender, ami resolved to die for his
mother,unless, indeed, some hand was stretch
ed forth for his safety and the safety of his
father. It was all rigid, because it was dono
“ for mother’s sake.”
\\ ould we say the same thing under the
same circumstances? Y\ onld yon boy? you
young man? you, man of years and sorrows?
W Idle you admire the young hero for Ids in
trepidity and affection, do you feel that you
would imitate his example if occasion re
quired.' Do you love, do you prize your
Mother? 1 J
_ He "ho propounds (hese is motherless.—
Y ear> twain have passed since the wrinkled,
gray-ljaired matron, who called him son, laid
off the dusty vestments of earthly travel and
was clothed In the garments of the - dnts.
lie tells you—and-his words an- wrung from
suffering experience that if yon love not
your Mother, do not prize your Mother now,
you will hereafter. Death opens the foun
tains of surviving hearts, and 10.-.- shows us
how little we esteem possession.
It is well to bold up an example like the
one we have quoted to the public gaze, for,
by -o d> itig, sonic hard heart may la; soft
emMl, some vacillating heart confirmed, some
warm heart made wanner. A man i.s safe
who inscribes this motto ii{ mmi Ids phylactery
tor .Mothers feake.” —lUiffnlo Ijrprtis.
I.vniA Stout 'J km.khs. — -People who can
a (lord it have story-tellers to put them to
•deep One of the best stories that I heard
in India is one about a story-tellei V certain
king had exhausted all the story-tellers about
liis court, and offered two hundred pieces of
gold to any jierson who would put him to
deep with a new tale, threatening severe pun
idirnent to any one who should try and fail.
One day a stranger proposed to try, ami was
allowed to do so after bearing the conditions.
He begun: “ \ our Majesty, I have a house,
and a garden is near that house, and a tree
i.i in that garden, and on that tree live hun
dred thousand birds used to alight all at
once every day. 1 thought if 1 could catch
and sell those birds how rich 1 should l«t.—
f*o I made a net, and sprung it over them,
and caught them all—ves, your tmijestv,
every one of the five hundred thousand birds!
Hut one of the strings of the net broke, and
nu le a hole towards the top of the tree.
I hen out ol that hole (lew the first bird,
whir-r-r. I hen out of that same hole (lew
the second bird, whir-r-r. Then out of that
■«nie hole (lew the third bird, whir-r-r. Then
out of that same hole (lew the fourth bird,
whir-r-r. And thus he went on, with the
same phraseology, in a tone of perfect monot
ony, till he got to the fiftieth bird; when the
king, becoming impatient, asked—“ How
many of them flew out? Why don't yon tell
at mice, then get on with the story?"
I lie matt answered-—“ Ph ase your majesty, I
can't go on till I get the birds all out -they
went out one by one, and I most go regularly
through with them.” The king then said
that the story had already made him sleepy,
and he could not think of listening to near
five hundred thousand u/iir-r-r. “ Pay him
the money and turn him out.”
Minnv Ksthiseo. — A “middy” lias
l>een visiting Niagara. Inspired by the sub
litnity of that great demonstration, he seizes
his pen and dashes off the following for the
Home Journal:
Next came the horrid desire to write some
thing—something eloquently touching ftlK j
sentimental—and in a moment of thought
lessness I gave way to it. 1 tegardless of the
consequence, " 1 took my pen in hand,” poet
ically speaking; hut trnthfuh'y mv ijen'-il
mid iu the next instant the following simple
but beautiful lin s were gazing at me from
the pa|>er:
Xias-ura! Niagara! o'er much of Umber Earl I.
Amt much of father Ocean. 1 have slumped it fnjln
my birth:
But never have I wltmu**J, from old G'u.ham to
I’cru,
A creature play the “drop game" ** completely
as you do. *
rsToiiMox Growth. — There is hanging ...
our office (says the New Haven HqristerY
the forked bough of an apple tree, each , mr t
of which measures only 22 inches iu length
on which there are out hu mired and forty
■seren apples' thicker upon the wood than hu
man ingenuity could po-sible affix. They arc
of an average diameter of two and a'half
uiehits, and the weight of the branch is 13 [lw
V fr ' n “ a trc<! ul * premises of Mr!
John Haley, in the western part of the city
und iji railed the “ auti-kaow-uothini/ apDle ”
from its great yield.
Why don’t you wheel that barrow of
coal*, Ned? " said a learned miner to one of
his soils, “It is not a very hard job; there
Ls an inclined plane to relieve you.’’
“ Ah,” ropheil Ned, who had more relish
for wit than work. ‘ The plane tuny be in
inclined but hang me if 1 am.’’

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