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A SIT OF EXPERIENCE.
I have mot with a peed many people In jogging o'er life's varied way ; I've encountered the clover , the simple , The crabbed , the grave and the gay , I have traveled with beauty , with virtue , I have been with the ugly , the bad , I have laughed with the ones who wore merry And wept with the ones who were sad. t One thing I have learned In my journey- Ne'er to ludgo one by what ho appears , The eyes that seem sparkling with laughter Oft battle to keep back the tears , And long , sanctimonious faces Hide often the souls that are vile , TVhllo the heart that Is merry and cheerful ID Is often the freest from guile. And I've learned not to look for perfection In one of our frail human kind. In hearts the most gentle and loving Some blemish or fau.t wo can find. But yet I have ne'er found the creature , So low , so depraved or so mean , But had some good Impulse some virtue That 'mong his bad traits might bo seen. And , too , I have learned that most friendships We make are as brittle as glass , Just let a reverse overtake us Our "friends" on the "other side" pass , But , ah J I have found some few loyal Some hearts over loving and true ! And the Joy and the peace they have brought mo Havechecred mo my whole Journey through. MY FOREIGN ANTAGONIST. "And you are going home ? " "Yes , I am going home. " The happiness within me that found utterance in a laugh was rellected but dismally from the brown-bearded face opposite me. But , then , Gurney was down on his luck , and that was hardly to be wondered at , when a young ne'er- do-well like me could realize in two * brief years the wealth that he had toil ed for patiently during half a score in vain. "And you'll settle down in the old country and be a steady , practical man for the future ? " he said , looking at me wistfully. "Yes , and I'll marry Janie , and make her happy and proud of me , and you'll visit us , Gurney , won't you , to see how I have taken all your good counsel and my own good luck at heart ? " "Maybe , maybe ; I don't promise , " smiling thoughtfully and stroking his silken beard as he spoke ; "but you liave had rare fortune , young one , and you do well to sit down now and consider how to do the very best with yourself. It is not every one who finds himself at 25 with a university education and a re alized fortune , andja sweet , faithful girl waiting for him at home. But that is the way of things ; chance you that be cause you were a bad boy to begin with , while I , who was as steady always as Rhadamanthus and the remaining Judges , have a handful of nuggets for my whole capital and a grave under the wattle trees to mark the end of my love story. Hardly fair , is it , young one ? " "Horribly unfair , " I answered warm ly , "but your turn will come ; it always does to the deserving and patient. And as to me , why my end is not seen yet. 'Call no man happy till he is dead , ' you know. " A faint smile broke over his face. "Do you think I envy you or grudge you anything ? Oh , no ; I am not such a bad fellow as that. I would not take from you one gleam of your content ment if I could. I am satisfied both for you and for myself. Prosperity is the pabulum you will thrive on , while I should be the same under any fortune. " We were on our way together down the main street of Tarrangower , he coming from the store where he had been disposing of some gold-dust to an .agent who paid threepence an ounce 'more for it than the bank price , I from the New South "Wales Bank , whence I liad been drawing my fortune in the form of a bulky roll of one hundred pound British notes. "It is scarcely s'afe to carry all that around here , " an acquaintance ventur ed warningly , as was buttoning the money into the pocket of my moleskin trousers. "I shall take the number of the notes "by-and-by , " I answered carelessly. "You know I sail for England next week. " , "And why not have that money trans ferred to the bank there for safety , and your own comfort in traveling , and a hundred reasons ? " the man asked in surprise. "Hike it this way ; I like the feel of it about me , and convenience is altogether a matter of opinion. " Then I went out whistling , not through dearth , but through abundance of thought. That bulky roll represent ed love and triumpn , and reconciliation with the family at home , who had feigned to despair of me once. "Oh , Janie , Janie , how fond and faithful have been'I ! you thought tu- multuously. "Heaven helping me , my future will be worthier of you than my past has been. " And then I had encountered Gurney , and , linking my arm in his , we had walked down the street together , while I dilated to him on my prospects. "Yon go to Europe next week , and I start up the country to-morrow , and it may be we shall never meet again , " he said , regretfully. "Then let us drink a stirrup-cup at parting , " I said , drawing him toward the open door of the Kangaroo. "A stirrup-cup of water , if you "Preaching again ! " I said pettishly. "No , not preaching ; only urging you , by our friendship , to make me happy. " "What is it to you ? " r "I like you ; I want to know you are safe before you leave me. " I twisted myself away from him im patiently. "No man has ever called me a drunk ard , " I said. ' "No , certainly not , and I want to make sure no man ever will. " ' I hesitated , looking at him doubt fully. "Surely it is in the hour of our great est triumph that we should most really bring our sacrifice to the altar. " "All right , " I said , flushing. "I pro mise. " "Promise what ? " ' "To abstain from intoxicating drinks as beverages forever , " laughing un comfortably. He stretched out his big hand and grasped mine. "I am satisfied about you now , young one ; I never was before. Heaven bless you ! " And then we sauntered into the sa loon together , and drank a glass of gin ger beer , amicably chatting in a desul tory way. Groups of two and three were scat tered hero and there about the bar , chatting noiseily for the most part , though a few drank in sullen silence ; but , except the lounger by the door , who stood with his hands plunged deep- Ig in his pockets , and his slouch-hat drawn low over his restless eyes , each man had some mate to reflect his hu mor or contradict it. "That is the Italian fellow , " I whis pered , nodding toward him. "Yes ; cleaned out or thereabouts , " Gurney answered , in a low tone , and then we turned to leave together. As we passed- out some impulse prompted me to turn towards the stranger , and , extending a sovereign on my open palm , I said , curtly : "Have it , mate ? " "I did not beg , " he answered , coldly , speaking with a distinct foreign ac cent , "Of course not , but it will bring you luck. Money from the pockets of a successful digger always does , " I said lightly- "Thank you. " He took the coin from me , but held it doubtfully in his hand while he followed me with his eye. "That fellow is desperate. I should have said nothing to him , on the princi ple of letting sleeping dogs lie , " Gurney remarked. "It is always well to do a kind ac tion when one has the chance , " I said carelessly ; "that may stave off suicide another week ; " and'then Gurney and I shook hands and parted , with some vague hope of meeting somewhere , some time , if we could. It was a dark night , and when once I had left the lights of Tarrangower be hind me , the darkness seemed to close around me with a sense of discomfort. After all , had I been wise to carry all that money on my person , and to take my way , alone and unarmed for an unloaded pistol was a mere toy through a district so familiar in those adventurous times with deeds of violence lence ? Several men saw the money at the bank , and others knew that I meant to draw out my investments that day. Why had I not told Gurney , and let him come home with me ? Why had I not ? But pshaw ! What was the good of shrinking like a child before a dark night ? There was no danger none in the world ; the men who had seen the money were as honest as I was , and once I had reached my hut I would load my revolver and be ready for an at tack. To keep up my heart I fell to hum ming one of Janie's old tunes , while I strove to concentrate all my attention on the path before me. I had proceed ed thus half way home , and my first terrors were fading away , when just where the uncertain roadway dipped into a thicket of Eucalyptus , a hand was laid on my shoulder and a vibrant voice said tremulously : "Your money or your life ! " * "Ha , it is you , scoundrel , whom I helped ! " I said , wheeling around sud denly on my unseen assailant. "Dog of an Italian , would you dare ? " It was furious indignation and scorn of such a base return of my kindness that animated me at this moment. Bat tling for existence of my treasure had not occurred to me yet. "Yes , I would dare because I am mad , " the man panted forth. You must give me the gold ; you are young , you can gain more. You have hope , I have nothing give it me. " "Yes , I shall give it you that , " I said striking in the direction of the voice , and then , we closed with each other. After that neither of us spoke , but we wrestled like giants , while each clutched the other by the throat. My money was safe still , secured by a flap and button over the pocket , ac cording to a fashion prevailing in the colony at the time , and my chance of life lay in the endurance of my thews and sinews , for I knew I was con fronted by a desperate man. Round and round , backwards and forwards , circling recklessly and grasp ing each other furiously , we went , while the sense of strangulation , due to his grip on my throat , increased as he strove to throw me. "Ten seconds more and I shall be choked , " I thought ; and then I loosened ened one hand from its hold of him , and struck out with my clenched fist towards the region of his heart. The blow told ; he fell like a log , be ing apparently paralyzed for the mo ment ; but in falling he dragged me with him , and his grasp of my throat never relaxed. "I am dying , " I thought , striving with all my remaining strength to loosen his hold of me , and then my thoughts wandered confusedly toward my mother and Janie , and the home I had meant to make for my darling ; and then I remember no more , I had either fainted or been suffocated into insensi bility. How long I remained thus I cannot tell. When I recovered consciousness the murderous pressure had fallen off , but my assailant still lay beneath me , breathing hearily. Simultaneously we seemed to recov er consciousness , and in unison we rose to our feet. I was trembling in every limb ; my aching eyeballs seemed start ing from my head ; my parched throat refused to utter a sound , and my as sailant seemed in no better case. For an instant we stood apart , glar ing at each other through the darkness ; then , as though at a given signal , we closed with each other again , instinct ively , neither knowing why. I believe he had no more thought then of taking the money than I had of defending it. There seemed nothing awake in us but mere animal fury ; brute force opposed brute force , demanding' victory at any cost : Again we wrestled and strove , white face close to white face in the gloom , and again the contest was so equal that no spectator would have known on which side to promise victory. For many minutes we wrestled silently and then we fell again , and this time I was undermost. And then ensued a strug gle such as I had no idea men were ca pable of. We rolled over each other , we strained every nerve each to kill the other , we dealt each other desperate blows at random , and then , when ex haustion forbade another movement , mechanically we desisted , and as me chanically rose and drew a few labored , gasping breaths , and rushed to the con test again. Whether or not my opponent was armed , I knew not ; at any rate he made no attempt to draw any weapon. As for me , I carried my useless pistol , but even had it been loaded , I question if I would have used it after the first five minutes ; the contest was so terribly close and equal that a thought of any extraneous aid clid not occur to me. Our action was wonderfully concert ed ; as though governed by a double mechanism we struggled , fell , rose and resumed the fight , and that after each had grown so weak that a child could have vanquished either. And through all my terrible craving for his life there crept , by-and-by , a slow consciousness of respect for him. He was tough as leather , and he fought well , taking his punishment with an endurance that hitherto I had deemed exclusively British. When I look back on the incident now I have no knowledge of time , no knowledge of anything but pain , and ef fort and blinding blows. I cannot tell how long the struggle lasted , or how it terminated ; I only know that at last the end came somehow , and that , after a period of oblivion , I returned to con sciousness and found myself alone. How I reached home I cannot tell. I walked the distance , doubtless , as som nambulists do , for next day when a neighbor came to look me up , I was tossing on my bed in a raging fever , and the money which had so nearly been the price of a life , was buttoned in my pocket. Of course the Great Britain.sailed without me , and of course the friends awaiting me at home grew sick of the silence , which no explanation came to break , for what message could anj'one send who expected hourly to see me die ? But the turn in my long illness came at last , and then I turned slowly and re luctantly towards improvement. I had fought a hard battle for life beneath the shadow of the eucalyptus ; that which disease waged against my youth later , was as deadl } ' and more prolonged. But youth triumphed at last , and I rose a shadow of my former self , likely to be debarred from existence on the old , glad , free terms for many a year. It was j-ears before the last memento of my encounter with that desperate ruffian had passed out of my system , but now , after half a lifetime , I can look back from.my fair , happy , English home on that incident of my career as contentedly as on any other of my colonial nial experiences. As to my enemy , his body had been found in the creek while I lay at the point of death , but whether fallen there by accident or flung in through despair I never learned. Gurney's affairs brightened after I left him , and the last time I looked on his honest face , as he sat beside my Janie's sister , with my youngest boy on his knee , I decided conclusively that life was not so nearly over for him by a long way as he had imagined when good luck and he had stood on opposite sides. B A HOWIiING HURRICANE. A. Great Deal of Properly Destroyed and Some X.08S oflAfe Incurred. Evansvllle , Ind. , and surrounding country was visited by a destructive hurricane on Fri day last. A damage of not less than a quarter of a million of dollars in Evansville and vicin ity was Inflicted. Homes were blown down , roofs carried away , stores badly damaged thousands of shade trees were torn up by the roots and other injury done. The steamer Belmont , which leaves Evansville every morn ing , was wrecked by the storm about two miles from Henderson , blowing her barge and cars to the bank , taking" her chimneys off and sinking her almostinstantly. Fourteen lives were lost. The hurricane capsized the boat , turning her completely over. She was going to Henderson with a cargo containing the passengers of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. The boat was separated from the barge. All on the latter were saved , and all on the boat , except four or five , lost. Among the lost are Cantam John Smith , E. C. Roach and son , a prominentmerchantof Evansville , Miss Laura Xyon and sister , SalHo Bryant , teach ers there and mother , also Mrs. Woodward , of Henderson , and a lady and a babe with a satchel , with a card in it marked Miss Hattie Murray , Brookfleld , Ala. The bodies of the three latter were found. Private Henry's Remains. After consulting with Coroner Lovey , of New York , and the military authorities at Governor's Island , Coroner Robinson has de cided not to take any further steps at present in the direction of exhuming the body of Pri vate Charles B. Henry , a member of the Gree- ly arctic expedition , shot for stealing pro visions. The coroner has written a letter to Miss Dora Buck , of Lincoln , Nebraska , sister of Private Henry , informing her that he will not move further in the matter until the con sent of the war department had been obtained for the examination of her brother's body , and that she herself must make the applica tion , accompanied by proofs of her relation ship to the dead man. The application and proofs , the coroner says , he will present to Colonel Berry at Governor's Island if Miss Buck still desires an investigation and sends them to him. Cases of Yellow Fever. The health commissioners of New York re ceived information that two seamen were lying ill , apparently suffering from yellow fever. They were Martin Denes and John Tederman , who arrived in the schooner "J. A. Baker , " from Georgetown , S. C. , last week. They were removed to the hospital , where the doctors arc also of the opinion that the cases were yellow fever. One of the men died and the police requested the health authorities to place the house from which the seamen were removed under quarantine. The health inspector specter is familiar with the malady and made an investigation. He says he is convinced that the men were not suffering from real yellow fever , but asthenia , following a per nicious intermittent fever. Another seaman ill was removed to the Marine hospital on Staten Island. Ruling Out Infected Cattle. President Landregan , of the Illinois State Board of Agriculture , authorizes the follow ing : In consideration of the alleged exist ence of pleuro-pneumonia In numerous herds of Jersey cattle throughout the west , and the uncertain extent of the disease , the Illinois State Board of Agriculture deem it a duty to breeders of other cattle , as well as to the breeders of Jerseys , to exclude all animals of the last named breed from the state fair of 1884 , and to rigidly enforce the law empower ing the board to rule out all cattle that have been exposed to any infectious disease , with in thirty days prior to the exhibition. Savings banks vere established in France as early as 1834 , but it was not until 1845 that they had a very strong hold on public confidence. In 1881 the depositors numbered 4,321,000. A MIDNIGHT HORROR. Ten Xen Boasted to Death in a Circus Car on a Colorado Railroad , Denver telegram : Lost night a train be longing to the Anglo-American circus. Miles Orton proprietor , left Fort Collins for Golden via the Greoley , Salt Lake and Pacific road. Forty minutes later , when near Greciy , a looping car , in which seventy-five men cm- ployed as roustabouts of the circus were aaleep , caught flro and was wholly consumed. Ten men perished and two were seriously and five slightly burned. The flro was communl- . oated from an open torch with which the car was lighted to a quantity of gasoline which was being carried In the same cor , causing an explosion. The accident was attended with Indescribable horrors. The burned car was next to the engine in a train of seventeen cars , containing Orion's Anglo-American cir cus , which loft Fort Collins about midnight for Golden over the Grocloy , Salt Lake and Pacific road. The train was nearing Windsor , a small station near Greeley , running about twenty-five miles an hour , when Engineer Colloprifl'jt discovered that the car was on fire. He reversed the engine and threw open the whistle valve. There were sixty men on the car arranged in three tiers of bunks on either side. The forward door was closed and the men were in bunks sleeping against it. The rear side door was closed , and the men who awoke discovered the lower unoccupid berth next to it on flro , nlllngthe car with Bmoke and cutting off escape in that direction. The only means of egress was through a small window between the car and the engine. John Pine , of Edperton , Wis. , and Elmer Mlllctt " , of Iowa , crawled through the opening and "tried to pass in water from the engine tank , but owing to suffocating gases it was difficult to arouse the sleepers. Some were kicked and bruised in a shocking manner and pitched out of the window. The screams of those unable to got through the blockade were torrirying. The wild glare of the flames and light of the burning victims outside , who wore writhing in agony on cac tus beds , caused the wild beasts in the adjoin ing cor to become frantic with terror , making the scene appalling. The performers , who occupied the rear cars gazed with whim faces upon the awful spectacle. In the midst of the confusion two or three heroic souls appeared equal to the occasion , and bravely cut their way to their companions to find them already In the agony of death. DAlbort Lake , in charge of the animals , and his friend Keat walked over the cactus in their bare feet , pouring oil on the blistered unfortunates and wrapping them in blankets. An old Pacific coast sailor named McDonald , formerly of Forcpaugh's show , was terribly burned , his flesh hanging in shreds. The heart-rending cries of the men on the prairie smothered the appeals of the dying within the cur. The roar of the flames and the howling of the animals made the scene terrible beyond description. The odor of roasting flesh and the distant cry of coyotes added to the general horror of the soone. The voices of the dying grow fainter and soon ceased. Meantime the engine had gone to Grocly for assistance , returning with Dr. Jesse Harris , president of the state medical association. Many of the rescued , In being pulled through the email window , hud limbs broken and joints dislocated. Hands and feet wore found burned off. Roasted trunks of , bed > es were found in one place , legs in another and piles of roasted shriveled carcasses were pulled out of the ruins. At daylight a flat car carried the charred bodies into Grooley for interment. The coun ty commissioner buried the remains In a huge coffin , seven feet wide by ten feet long , in the Greely cemetery. Rev. Mr. Reed , of the Pres byterian church , conducted the funeral ser vices. The coroner empanelled a jury , who were unable to learn the cause of the flro or any important facts , as the managers , with the remainder of the company , loft immediate ly for Golden to fill the afternoon engage ment. The names of the dead as far as known are as follows : Alex. MoLeod , Marinette , WIs. Thos. McCartoy , Independence , la. John Kelly , New York city , and others " " " . * * " " known as "Severthorn , "Andy. "Frenchy , "Frank , " "George" and "Smithte , " and one unknown. The following Is a list of the sufferers E. E. Fairbanks , age 22 , arms , legs , faoo and body burned. Albert Borden , aged 17 , Logan , Kas arms , face and body badly burned. Thomas Golden , aged 17 , Detroit , Mich. , very badly burned on back and legs. N. J. Zimmerman , aged 18 , St. Louia , Mich. , arms , legs , bock and face fearfully burned. Frank King , of Michigan , was badly burned about the hands and face. Michael McGlmn. aged 28 , Hrtton , Mich. , face and hands badly burned. Hugh O'Donnell , aged 50 , Jfow Orleans , La. , badly burned about the face , arms , bonds and back , and will probably died A number or the rescued agree that in the car were two barrels of gasoline , which were exploded either by sparks from the engine or from a naked torch with which the men wore accustomed to light themselves to bed. SEPTEMBER CONTESTS. Outcome of the Election Held in Vermont on the 3d. One hundred and five towns is. Vermont give Pingree , ( rep. ) 22,628 , Redington , ( dem. ) 10,440 , scattering 291. Same towns in 1880 gave Farnham 25,954 , Phelps 11,455 , scattering 491. So far as returns have been received In the First congressional district , Stewart , ( rep. ) receives 3.633 , Simmons , ( dem. ) 471 , Kidder , ( greenback ) 301 , scattering 147. In the Second district Grout , ( rep. ) receives 7,847 , Goddard , ( dem. ) 3,186 , Soule , ( greenback ) 86 , scatter" ing 4. Burlington gives Pingree 913 , and Redington 1,03. Redington's majority 111. This Is the first time the city has ever gi en a majority for the democratic state ticket , Hibbard ( democrat ) is elected representative by a ma jority of 394. Returns from 114 towns give Pingree ( repub lican ) for governor 25,663 , Redington ( demo crat ) 11,970. Soulo ( greenbacker ) 354 , Stone ( in dependent ) and scattering 165. giving Fingee a majority over all of 12,373. The same towns in 1880 gave Farnham ( republican ) 27,405 , Phelps ( democrat ) 12,650 , giving Farnam a ma jority of 14,577. This shows a falling off in the republican vote from 1880 of 3,000 , and in democratic vote of same year of 680. For congress in the first district Stewart ( republican ) has 7,339 , Simmons ( democrat ) 3,000 , Kidder ( greenbacker ) and scattering 113 ; Stewart's majority , 4,698. In the second dis trict Grant ( republican ) has 11,999 , Goddard 5.300 , Cummings ( greenbacker ) and scattering 113. Grant's majority 6.764. The towns not heard from gave in 1880 for Farnham 37,405 , for Phelps 13.650 ; making Farnhnm's majority 14,755. At this rate the republican majority for governor will bo about 30 , < 500. The legislature stands 93 republicans , 14 democrats , 1 greenbacker and 1 independent. Twenty of the largest towns , including Bur lington , Rutland and St. Albans give Pingree , ( rep. ) for governor 9,733 , Redington 5,454 , Soule 116. Pingree'8 majority 4.163. The same towns in 1880 gaveFarnhamlO,830Phelps 5,430. Farn- ham's majority 5,491 , showing a falling off of 1.333 in the republican vote and in the demo cratic vote of 45. .Report of Indian Outbreak Not Credited. The commissioner of Indian affairs does not credit the report of the threatened Indian outbreak in northwestern Montana. He be lieves that the stories are circulated by stock men who wish to have the Indians removed. An officer of the Indian bureau , referring to the matter , said the stockmen had no just cause for complaint , even if it were true that the Indians had killed a few cattle , because the land belonged to the United States , and stockmen had no legal right to use it for their own benefit , and fence it In , as they were now doing. Purity of the White House. ' Oath" In New York Trttmne. The "White House has been a pure homestead. The first president who went there took the ablest woman who probably ever was mistress of that build ing into it , Abigail A'dams the mother of another president. Then came Jeffer son's matronly daughter , and Madison's beaming wife , with Monroe's demure family , and the second Adams with his Maryland-bred wife , whose father had been a foreign consul when they were married. Andrew Jackson , freshly a widower , sat there with the family of his nephew and adopted son. Van Bu- ren , wifeless , there brought up his boys with such confidence and gentleness years of account keeping. During the first year of wedded life the kisses ex changed reached the colossal figure of SG,50p , or on an average of 100 a day , but in the following twelve months there was a notable decrease , not more than 16,000 being inscribed on his regis ter ; whilst the third year shows a still greater falling oil , the average number pf kisses being but ten a day. After the lapse of five years a further reduction is recorded , and the account keeper's task was simplified , for only two kisses were exchanged during each twenty-four hours one in the morning on rising , and the other on retiring to rest. Later on , during the last ten years of his married life , they only kiss ed each other on leaving for or return ing from a journey , and he had hence very little trouble in makingup his an nual domestic statistics. Ifow , there was possibly very little diminution of af fection , notwithstanding this ominous looking record ; it goes more to prove that the disuse arose from a growth of familiarity rather than from estrange ment. Take the case of a man's chil dren as an example ; ho fondles and kisses an infant much more than he does the same child as it increases ingrowth ; but who can say that his affection is less for a.daughter in the ripeness of woman hood than it was for her when lying in her cradle half or wholly unconscious of his love. HE COUNTED THE KISSES. Curious Itecord of Matrimonial Salutes Kept by a Frenchman. Eastern ( Constantinople ) Express. Perhaps of all nations in the worldthe French are most given to the practice of statistics , and in carrying it out they take into consideration all manner of subjects which would never enter the minds of other , people. As a case in point , it is narrated of a Frenchman , who recently died , that on his wedding day , some twenty years ago , he took the resolution of keeping a yearly record of the number of kisses exchanged with his wife until their union became sever ed by death of one or the other. He was destined to be the first to go , but when on his sick bed , foreseeing that he would not recover , he begged a friend to let the world know the result of his twenty that they were almost public men in their teens. Tyler went over his dying wife and received his pure bride in that building which is coeval with Washing ton himself. Mrs. Polk , without chil dren , but with those gracious instincts which are yet. preserved in her happy age , ministered here. There Zachary Taylor took the domestic honor of a sol dier with none of the habits of the camp. Mr. Fillmore demeaned himself there almost as happily as Gen. Arthur later kept in honorable sentiment with the homes of the country by the universal knowledge that he had loved his wife and never replaced her. Buchanan , disappointed in early love , brought his niece to give at once maiden and wo manly respect to his table. Lincoln saw his child die there , and shed the tears which consecrate the spot to family del icacy and household honor. Through the laborious years of Grant his wife never withdrew from him that protec tion which is better than friendship , and he married his daughter while in the office. Mrs. Hayes made by her beauty and Christian nature a quiet fame there which those only sneer at who degrade themselves. When that house loses its sanctity as a representative of the Amer ican home , let the lightning select it for ravage and decay ! Taking a Bee Line. From Our Little Ones. Little Paul went out into the woods one day , bird-nestiug ; he didn't mean to rob the nests ; he only wanted to know where they were. He liked to find a prettily woven one with little blue eggs in it , and watch till the tiny birds burst the shell. They were such odd- looking little things , with their big mouths always open for worms. It was pleasant to see them from day to day , till their pin-feathers grew , and they became stout and strong and be gan to sing a few notes. But he did not find one very quickly. He bgan to feel hungry and want his dinner. He could go home now and visit the woods some other morning. Then he looked about him. Which path led to the farm ? He sat down and thought about it. The more he thought the more he was puzzled. How should he ever get home again ? Should he have to stay all night in the woods with no candle but the stars ? without any bed but the mossy cushions ? with out any covering but the green branches ? He called aloud , hoping somebody might be felling trees there. Only the echoes answered him , and the little brook seemed to laugh out at him. He remembered that once old brindle had strayed away into the wood-lot. His father was gone in search of her for hours. He wished he might hear the tingle of her bell now , and see her white horns pushing the bushes aside. A little bird flew down and took a drink from the brook. She knew her way through the thick woods , but what was a little boy to do. He felt as if he should starve if he didn't find his way soon. He wished he had brought one of his mother's doughnuts with him. While he was wondering what to do he heard a famil iar sound close by. It was a little low song he had often heard at home. It seemed to come from a bunch of flow ers growing among the mosses. Were flowers ever known to sing ? Paul remembered that nobody in that region kept bees but his father. The bee knew the way home. When he had filled his honey bags and flejv up out of the flowers , almost brushing Paul's cheek , it seemed as if he said , "It's time to be going to the hive ; fol low me child. " He watched the bee mount up into the air a little way. He then made a bee-line for homeland Paul followed. The bee was just flying into the hive , all yellow with pollen , when Paul's mother cried out , "Where have you been , dear ? I was afraid you had run away to the village to see the circus come in. " "I was lost in the wood lot , " said Paul ; "I met one of our bees down there making honey. When he got ready to come home he showed me the way. " Military Berlin. Binokwood' * Mwailne. more soldiers m the One certainly sees those of London streets of Berlin than in don and Paris ; but ono does not see many of them , and they form altogeth er but a small minority of the people about Berlin. one meets when walking And that is easy to explain , soldiers do not play at soldiering here , as French schoolboys have done latterly , light ing is considered by the Germans a busi ness , or a trade , or an art as you may like to call it which is to be learned very seriously , and which keeps the volens devoted young men , who are -nolens voted to it , during almost the whole day in their quarters or on the parade ground. As to the officers , they are nearly as much taken up by their work official , mercantile as the most hard-working cantile clerk or artisan. The lieutenant of the guards , who has nothing to debut but to show his fine uniform on the streets , exists only in the imagination of people who have never seen him. That aristocratic young gentleman generally begins his work at 6 o'clock in the morning in summer , at 8 in the winter , and is tired out when , at 5 or 6 o'clock in the evening , he has at last got through it. It is not he , certainly , who crowds the streets of Berlin. He has other tilings to do than to walk about , even when he happens to be on leave. There is , however , something military to be seen in the streets of Berlin at nearly every hour of the day , which may have struck the Parisian newspa per writer , though it does not belong exclusively to Berlin , but to all the lar ger German towns where soldiers are garrisoned. Every now and then , es * r pecially about noon , you will meet small detachments of soldiers four , six , perhaps ten or twenty men march ing from the guard house to relieve the fl sentries on duty at the palaces of mem bers of the imperial family , the resi dences of commanding offices and cer tain public buildings , such as the minis n try of war , the staff office , the arsenal , etc. These soldiers , preceded by a ser geant , walk in the middle of the street with long , regular , quiet steps , almost leisurely. Suddenly a sharp word of command is heard. An officer or an imperial carriage is in sight. The men all at once seem to have oeen struck by " * a galvanic battery , and from that in stant to move under some strange and irresistible influence. With a kind of spasmodic jerk they straighten them selves up to their full height , their shoulders are thrown back , their eyes are fixed on one and the same point the passing officer ; the rifle is held in a powerful grasp by the firm hand , and the feet , violently thrown forward as by machinery , produce , as they tread the hard pavement , at short , regular inter vals , a loud and yet muffled sound , fa miliar to the native of Berlin , and which causes him to look round toward those from whom it proceeds. i The Docile American Horse. London Telegraph. It has long been accepted as a theory by our transatlantic kinsmen that vice in animals is almost always the result of unkindness and maltreatment received by them from their human companions , and that the paucity of vicious horses in the United States is to be explained by the gentleness , and , so to speak , the familiarity with which the noble animal is treated in every part of the union. There can be no doubt that in no coun try is the intelligence of quadrupeds more developed and cultivated than in the United States , where it is well un derstood that by kindness alone can 1 their characteristics , faults , dispositions and qualities be fully drawn forth. Nothing is more common , for instance , than to see an American horse har nessed to a buggy and standing alone in New York his master having en tered a shop by the curbstone's edge , in the midst of the crush and turmoil of Broadway , ono of the most crowded and noisy thoroughfares upon the face of the earth. Before descending from his buggy the master says a word or two to his horse and leaves him stand- street without restraint. The _ animal , whose eyes are not shielded by blinkers , and who is not tormented by a Procustean bearing-rein understands perfectly that he is expect ed to wait until his master has trans acted his business , and wait , accord ingly he does , sometimes for hours at a time , and without regard to the sum mer's heat or winter's cold. Again , in. the widest parts of the western and southern states there is not a fanner who thinks anything of driving his horses by night over a wooden bridge full of holes , caused by many planks having dropped into the stream be neath. The careful beast , who may or may not have crossed the bridge on many previous occasions , feels his way in the darkness , and his head havino- been surrendered to him by the driver steps as carefully and with as much pr ( > cision as a dancing master. Whenever , indeed , a horse is found to be possessed of a violent , or , to use an old York shire word , a "mischancv" temper in the United States , the odds are in favor of his being imported from abroad. These Died of laughter. Troy Times. Chalcas , the sooth-sayer , died of laughter at the thought of his having outlived the time predicted for his death. A fellow in rags had told him that he would never drink the wine of the grapes growing in his vineyard- and added : "If these words do not come true , you may claim me for your slave. " When the wine was made , Chalcas held a feast , and sent for the fellow to see how his predictions had fatted. When he appeared the sooth sayer laughed so immoderately at the would-be prohet that it killed him Crassus died from laughter on seeing an ass eat thistles. Margutte , thl giant , m the Mor ante , Maggiore , died of laughter on seeing a monkey pulling on his boots. Zeuxis , the Grecian painter , died at sight of a hag he had just depicted. A peculiar death was that of Placut , who dropped dead in the act of paving a bill. There are many men to-day , however , who would probably die of surprise , if they found themselves doing the same thino- . -S CaHfornia when a man has - kicked his wife out of bed three times he is entitled to a divorce.