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SinV bushels of pouch atom's wero
Kceivutl at llawthorno, Fin,, lust week,
vbickwUl bo planted out for a nursery.
The oldest uuin in I'iko county, Alii.,
ii Baid to bo Thomas Grimes, of Spring
Hill, lie is 100 yoara old.
DcniNu the year no less than 18,080
homesteads havoboon entered in Florida.
A kf.w hotel, costiug $500,000, is to be
built iu Now Orleans before tho Exposi
tion opens.
It is estimated, so snyB the Pulutkn
Herald, that five hundred thousand alii
gntors wore killed in Florida last year.
Bv tho census of 1880 thnro were iu
Alilmina 1,3113 physicians nud surgeons,
7$ lawyers, 1,211 clergymen, and 71
A deposit of marl has boon discover
ed on tho Conecuh river, iu Alabama,
which promises to bo valuable fur com
pounding with other elements as a ferti
lizer. Two cypress trees hnvo recently been
cttt in Sampler county, Fla. 1-Yoni one
83,000 shingles wore nindo, and from the
oilier 37,000 shingles and 0,100 chip
boards were made.
Wolves are so plentiful in the Black
Mountains of North Carolina that they
ro poisoned with strychuine, and their
depredations render farming and sheep
raising very uucertain.
A Goi treo in Florida was fired the
other day, and the occupauts fiummurily
evicted wcro a swarm of bats, followed
by flying-scpiirrt'ls, screech-o 1h, various
other night birds, two coons nnd one
Iiisprulmblo that a telegraph lino will
be built from tho cable of tho Western
Union Company through tho Evorgln les
to Jupiter Inlet, on tho eastern coast of
Eorida, A survey of the country is to
be made ns early as possible.
Texsacola Commercial: Tho moss
crop of this Stato is worth moro than tho
cotton, and can bo. put on tho murkot
with very littlo expense Tho demand
exceeds tho supply, and there is not a
county in tho State in which the product
is not now going to waste.
The dogs at tho Louisville bench show
were valued at $250,000. Fortunately
for the dog raising industry, they aro
exempted from taxation. Tho snme
value in sheep would bo anuually faxed
about 2,50O. Verily, tho dogs ore huv
inp their day.
Leeds is spoken of na tho next mining
and manufacturing town in Alabama. Its
Munition is exccllout, being in thebosom
of tho groat mineral sources, with plenty
of water power around, and a fino brac
ing climate. Several wideawake men
are already nt work doveloping the place.
Mis.sjs.sirn has $7,000,000 invested in
Bnimfacturing industries, a gain of 100
per cent, in five years, and Alabama has
15,000,000 in tho iron production. Tho
lastSouth Carolina legislature chartorcd
oino now cotton factories with an oggro-
gato capital of $1,725,000, and iu threo
years 275,139 spindles have been added
Mho manufacturing capacity of tho
Carolinas, Alabama nnd Georgia.
A Machine for picking cotton nus,
tbe Charleston News says, boon siitisfao-
Iwily'trstod in Sumpturo, South Carolina
IU capacity is two hundred pounds pet
hour. Tho cost of picking tho Into crop
by hand was $50,000,000, or nt tho rate
of $7 per balo. Tho cost of picking by
machine, will bo $1 per bale. It is esti
mated that a third of the crop has been
left in tho field in Boasons past because of
lck of hands. Tho machine will remedy
Montoomert Advertiser and Mail :
The number of persons wlo emigrated
Texas and other portions of tho West
wd are returning homo is astonishing,
Ononeof tbe north-bound trains of the
indM. road a fow nights ago, eighty
w the passengers, and on another suo
. ceedinff, gixtv were returning from Texas
) tteir former homes in Alabama nnd
joining States. Most of them wero
""ner citizens of this Stato.
HE oricriual senl nf thn Confederate
States, which is of massive silver, is still
the hands of an ex-Confodorato sol
e'i who treasures it carefully. It con
of a device representing an eqnes-
" Portrait of Wa-hiugton (after tho
jWue which surmounts his monument
the Capital Square atRichmand), sur-
"ttnded with a wreath composed of tho
wncipal agricultural products of tho
toofodoracv (cotton. idiar-en. micor-
corn, wheat), and having around it
wo words, "The Confederate States of
Africa, Twenty-second February,
"Bbteen Hundred and Sixty-two," with
" Knowing motto : "Doo Vindico."
Confederate monument nt Magnolia
Cemetery to the momjry of the dead
""oieii in defense of Charleston bears
one of its faces an enlarged represeu-
"jienof the great seal of theConfedo
"States. Papkr Matbml. Paper fa now
"We in Sweden from the bleached re
"" of mosses that lived centimes
ud now found in enormous quanti
The paper is turned out in all de
Fes. of excellence, from tissue to theetfl
Met-lourUiB oLan inch thick.
OEn5rANxhlndilsf,)rtho mam,,
facture of wood pulp. Such ft degree of
perfection m8i,mi llUuicdii. tho treat
mout that even for the better quulitic,
ot paper tuo wood pulp is substituted
for pulp made from rags. It constitutes
"percent of the paper stock usod
throughout Germany.
Tub Methodist Episcopal Mission at
New York, appropriated $15,18:' for Miis
sionury work in liulgaria and Turkey
$3 1,000 for Mexico, nnd $.15,018 for J!
pan. The total appropriations for for
domi nions is :i7(),K!),8. The appro
prnitioiis for doincslh; missions ' arc :
Arizona, $8 0(111; Blink IIiIIh,
mid JakotaS13,."i23.
Laiioe fortunes aro rare in Switzerland
and the salaries of public functionaries
are very modest. Tho president of tho
confederation receives for Lin services
only $3,0(10 a year : few judges receivo
more than i 1,250, and there is probably
no bunk nmnnger in bo country with a
salary of more than twice that amount.
A man with mi income of $2,500 is con
sidered very well off indeed, and to have
$3,000 a year is to bo "passing rich."
Genu uaii WnioiiT, chief of cnginees,
wants in tho next fiscal year $:)!, 730,485,
for use on tlio rivers nnd harbors. And
even this sum does not include the work
under tho direction of tho Mississipp
river commission. Jlo proposes to ex
pend $'J0,()(I0 iu Charleston hurlhir,
$135,000 on tho Savnunau river, nnd
150,000 iu Cumberland sound. Tho es
timates for. tho Atlantic cost nre for car
rying on operations on 113 of the 151
improvements in progress. They pro.
vide for the completion within tho com
ing fiscal year of 75 of them.
While the men nnd boys of America
were drinking eight gallons npieeo of
beer and whiskey lost year they did not
exhaust the stock of tho manufacturers
in this country. They exported over
5,000,000 gallons of spirits and supplied
Europe with 235,000,000 pounds of to
bacco. Tho tobacco went almost entirely
to England, France nnd Germany, whilo
tho liquor found its woy ovjr almost tho
eutiro area of tho civilized world. In
Bpitoof the fact thrt wo used 75,000,000
gallons of our own whiskey in tho past
year, there wero imported 8,000,000 gal
lons of spirits of various sorts, which,
by tho way, is moro than wo exported in
the year. It is proper to add, that tho
intorual revenue tax collected upon ties
whisky, beer and tobacco during tho
past fiscal year was $110,000,000. nnd
that tho internal revenue system, sinco
its inception in 18C3, has brought into
tho treasury a totid of $3,087,370,125,05.
An adroit reasoner onco wrote an essay
on ten as a cause of eri i o in w hich ho
contended that this mild beverage wrick
ed moro nerves and ruined moro consti
tutions than all tho various forms of
alcohol combined. , Tho consumption of
tea is increasing rapidly and tea drinking
is becoming more and moro of a social
custome in England and America. Sugar
is going out of favor at fashioiiublo Ame
rican tea parties, and cream is losing
ground. Tho French drink their tea
very sweet and help themselves to BURiir
with their lingers. Tho liussians, who
set manv of our Booinl customs for ns,
prefer lemon with both hot and cold tea
and seldom use sugar. Tho luxury of
tea drinking is said to be offered in its
most tempting form in Russia. Their
best brand costs ten dollars a pound aid
its proper preparation for tho tablo is ono
of the national fino arts.
Some startling facts aro disclosed in
tho rppnrt of tho commissioners of
internal revenue. Last year tho tobacco
factories in this country used 11,653,339
pounds of licorico in fixing their goods
for tho market. Besides this they used
11,257,100 pounds of sugar to mako tho
stuff tasto good. Tho total amount of
tobacco manufactured in tho United
States last year was 110,000,000 pounds.
So that it is fair to conclude that ten per
cent, of the tobacco chowed by free
American citilciiB, is lieorico and another
ton per cent, sugar. New Jersey takes
the lead in the maiiufaoturo of tobacco,
with Missouri a closo second. North
Carolina third, and New York fourth,
In the manufacture of cigars Now York
loads tho list, having 3,893 factories and
making a miilion cigars a year, The to
bacco factories and importers supply for
every male person in tho country ten
ponnds of chewing tobacco, three and n
balf noiinds of smoking tobacco, two
hundred and fifty cigars, and half
pound of snuff. The whiskey showing
is still worso. Every malo person in tho
country conld have had six gallons t
niece last year if the quantity cconsunv
ed nnd been cbually divided, while there
wasenouch malt liquor destroyod to
furnish every man, woman and fluid
with ton trillions each, Tho delightful
luxuries, while they regaled tho Ameri
j can voter, paid the treasury $110,000,000,
Immknsb lnnmK"f ulicen dons by a b r
undo in Oxford, 1 'muk lin ami other comities
of Mduo. Million of tit-i-K wore blown down,
many hornet and burns ilmtmyul, ohiircbes
unroofed nnil railroad bridges moved from
their foundation. Tlielo scs aggregate hun
dreds of lliou-wmls of dollar.
TliKsum of Jl.M'.HH) huslsun raised by sub.
scriptinii for tho purpwa of cshdVishlnx n
general Unitarian head piartcis in lioston,
nuii iiumcu.atc stepn will be taken to purriinw
an eligible bight an I erect a suitable buil ling.
At tho I'ro-pict Kuir grounds, llro klyu
tho I ay gelding Frank, with running ma'o,
tro'.tol a milu iu 'MW.'i, thus b illing '.MOV,
the liest rtc ird, which was mule by Maud b
without m ite.
John Wakhv, of Clevelani, b.t a dollar
tint hn could drink lll'leeii glnsiosnf whisk)
In llfti-en minutes, mid mm tho wager, bid
tod. l:is life.
TltiMTV cathedral, one of tho 111 -t impos
In; Kpircopjl b.iililiiigs in tlio country, wan
Con crated at Omaha, Nib., by the founder,
llishnp (lurk-ion, nlstod by Iir l Ui-rn ;
Hweotniiin, of Toronto, Hishup tlurn-tt, of
Texas, and other clergymen.
TllK Natii in d league, for Ilia suipiilon
of polygamy, in b-k.hi utl'li-vuliunl, adopted
an ad Iress to din country deiiouncuig Mor
mon practice ami urgriitly rvipivstlug "tluq
petitions bo circulabil in every clly, frjwn
and sclio dUtriet in tln Unit 1 H'ales, a-ilc-lug
Conj;n-iM b) gshiuit to tho leislaliires ol
the various States an nniemlineiil to the con
stiliitiou prohibiting iiolygainy."
Uliiixo the rt cent heavy storm the barge
Milwuiikeo was lo-t with lier crew of seven
men in Luke Ontario.
TllK annual report of (icneral Morritt, su
IwriiiUndant of tho Wist lvlnt Military
academy, says that on H pteiiibr 1, lWl,
there were at thu a alemy lifly five pro
fes-irs aial eoiiiinissionul ol!eirs and "11
cadets. There were no deaths dui'-ng thi!
year among tho cadets, oillceni or Kildi-TS.
Iho nverao cost of subsisting each cadet
during tlio lost year was $1".'.IJ per month.
The general t ine and di-oipliuo of the emli-U
nre good, although the practice nf linziug hiu
not yutlwvii en tiicly broken
fioi.n In p lying ii intitios has bom found
in the province of Quebec.
Skxoii Jcan Vai.kiia, a distinguidwd
Spanish novi'list and formerly minlst-r to
l'ortugnl, has lKKiiap:s)liitUuoaissor to the
labiS'cnnr Ilar-a, who killed himst-lf in New
York, a Siin' diplomatic ri'pr.si-nt itive iu
ho Uuiteil Statos.
TrKE men wi-ro kill- d mid flo other in.
nn d by tlio explosion ot tho b ii!er altiy-hv I
to a saw mill in Jui kson township, l'onn.
A co'.ohkii mnii Hi years old died a few
lays ago iu lioston.
A convention cnlled by the 1'nilei! Stat s
Coiinuis-ioiii r of arieu tint) to consider th i
roiitaginiis diseases of domestic animals met
In Chicago. (lovernni -nt Insp ciioii of Jail
rattlo nnd dead iiniit xhi'IkI. an I of ex
poi tl hog products, was udvis ated.
A noil. Kit in the works of Iho O ul llluff
Mining coirpiny, at Kontniiet, Ind., ex
pliMlol killing on" null instantly, fatally
injuring two others mil seriously wuldiiig
lou more.
Vtliv col I weather is noil'-d from tho
Northwest, tho tlnriuoniebr varying from
llfbs-n to forty degro s b -low zero.
John Smith, a eolored man, was hanged at
Oakland, Mil., for the murder ofnwliite man
named Harden ; and on Iho sime day Perry
Jetnr, also col ired, suiroru I a siiniliir penalty
at t'nion, S. C , for nrson.
A HUK at Cohmib is, Mis., destroyed a
wan-homo withS,noil lsiles of collon, causing
a lossof(loo,'0ti.
Skciik.takv Ti:i,i.i:iilrihiiimleiin imHirtiuit
iloi'ision concerning pensions to desiident
mothers whoso sons wero killol in tho lata
war. The statute, says tlio sec"ctary, was
enacted to give (lepellilrllt relatives somo
coniie;entiiin for the iluina ;o they had sus
tained by the lossnf the iersoiion whom they
did ill fact dr n I 'T might depend for Hi'S'r
support, and lin divide unit in all ordinary
cases a mother is nilit'cd 1 1 n nsion.
Vl'RiNd the past fiscal year the expanses of
tho I'nlteil Stato diploirntiu sei vico nggro
gitod $ WI.07J. Thee insular rervlee n-tuniel
fees amounting to J.'U.":'-'.', and ecnilid
JsTO,'.".'!! in snlarie and other ex-nsi's, show
ing that this service is le t only M-!f-suslni:e
ing, cut Inks paid into tho treasury a rovonuo
amounting U $ll,5l!i.
U.lglil Persons) Klltn I by a I'riiililftil
A ' lileul In Illinois
A ilisnab-li from Stroutor. 111., eivei thi
'nllowiiiir iiiirtieulnrs of a teiribh railr- ad
accident, by which right passengers, luelu.
iitign may ami lier lUiuglitcr ami a minis or,
wero killed, and snveni oth -r persons iujuiei:
Tho Chicago, llnrllngtoii and OiUnoy mail
train from Chicago nai duo hero nt a
ipiai tor to 1 I". M. It was within three mile
,.f Hi,, eitv win. n it wn s iriialed bi stoo bv a
switchman who w.n iinloiillng l-allast along
tlio Ir.icc lroni a train or nut car
at nchod to tho swib-h engine
Tlio piiR-enger train stiiied. an 1
tho rear briilo-mim went Iwek to flag iiuy-
Ullllg llllll' llllglll- u - ioiio lll Hiont-.,ui
i ... i... I..,, I ,r ,f hi,,i- tlinn ..on (ti
LIU1II, llll- " IW w ... ....u v..
two ear lengths when nn extra freight train
I'LUll'IKl mo curve ami iisoumh nni iimiu
in an instant. Tho freight emriuu, No.-JII.
AmvH tho roar in8scngfreoaciiuim.com
4..i,.L......ii I u. 'I'hnis, wnro alMiufc
iwont y i rsims ill tho ear nud few ecnpd
witiiont m.nry. iiiewiinniw uiij i
I... I i.....l I.. iI.a..., rlt t a.fejti"f-r.S lMlltl
lieiHSI lllll-ll III MIW , , f -n
thrown forward, and then Its boiler explode I
iiuu one pieco oi im uvu-i u.j
through tho ear. ,,.,. ,
One of Iho passcngors said that tlio train
had just barely stop"st when tho collision
occum-d. "1 hard," said he, " a terrib.o
rash as tho en -Hie strueit tuo car. i uo
osiimiinmelati-s- loiiowe i, lining
.1.1. ......... .....I lr,.Miii,r uut-jil. I llill not
wuu ntiuoi tin,. n . ,
hear a singlo cry for at least, n minute, when
...! u A la tivn Inilie-l sit itltf ill
I ui-UHL-iri in v v,. . --
front of mo wore struggling in tho agonios nt
death. They wero t ailing lor ussisiunet;,
thero wus no help for them, as thoy perished
almost instuntly from the inhalation of
iteain," ...
Tlio switch englno that was unloading tho
ballast camo at once into this city, and gath
ering up a rcliof corps stjirto I with a ( altoose
na two doi tors for tho scene of tho acoulent,
Meanwhile all that conld possibly be dons
for the assmtance of tho wounded and dying
ind core of the dead was done.
Fools will otten mase success where
jiriidout people foil.
What did yiin nee, my fanner?
(iniv n a' of wooil uml stone,
A mill mIktI luriiiiig to grind your grist,
An. I liuii'ii), (or Unit alinip.
Von linn- the mill stone's murmur,
The uplunli of the tumbling rill,
As you plod with your oxen slowly down
Hie sunny slopes of tho hill.
The heaveim uro blue elsvo you,
There's sua and alimln on the road;
You toui-li the brindlc lucks of your tesm
And rivknii the bugs in the load.
Ymi clip tho heads of the duixies,
And wonder that Clod should need
To litter the fn-bU with tV, staling blooms
Of a stubborn and woi tliks. weed.
You'ro honest and true and thinly;
Hero jive lue your brawny hand
A siiiKi-i of idle songs, I greet
'J im fiiiiiu r who tills Ihe liiml,
Plod homo with your grist in theglnr.inlng;
The baby rrons at the gale,
And over the hill by the punturo ban
The lowing cattle wait.
Whul do I see, my farmer?
Tho mill and tho rill and the wheel,
Tho moss on tho shingles, tho mould on the
And tho Unating mists of meal.
Hat the piel's vision is clearer,
licvealing Die hidden things,
I we the rivulet flow to the sea
From cool, clear, wonilluiid springs.
I seo tho brown fields quit-ken
With the green of the growing whrat,
Whcu the swuilow'a a-tilt at tho bentliuy
And tho breath of Ihe morn is sweet.
I seo the iwaying reapers
Iu Ueldsof the golilen grain;
And oxen that pant iu the summer tun
Yoked to a loaded wain
I sec white sails careening
On the opal tinted w as,
When the silvery sunlight glints tho wavci,
That are stirred by fwhi-iiiiig breeze,
I seo tho storm-rack gather,
1 hat blots out the evening star;
And Hung in tho foam of a billow creat,
A drowned man lashed to a spar.
I aeo in the city's shadows
A figure that creeps and'scrawls
"Give blood or bread," whilo tho wino flow-i
And there's mirth iu the city halls.
I seo a lii li man's darlings,
As fresh as thu rose's lilonm,
Ami the gaunt, while face of a little child,
Head, iii a barren room.
Tloil home with your grist;iny farmer,
Nor heed how Iho wiilc world fares;
The eyes that aro eu arest are saddest alwuy,
Willi their burden of alien cares,
Hushed is tho mill-stone's murmur,
The dripping wheel is still;
And over the ilunky rale I hear
The song of the whip-poor-will.
HoHtvn Tramrrii'l.
Slowly Allco Austin camo bnek from
'lie garden gnto, where alio had just
parted with her young husband. The
I lino sunshine was as golden us when
they bud left tho door, arm in arm; the
roses glowed us brightly upon the trellis
Dver tbe gate; tho liirds sung as blithely
imoiig the apple-blossoms; but her faco
lioro it shadow that it hud not carried
when she left the sunny brcakfast-room,
nud her eyes had not a glauco for bird
ir bloom.
Entering tho house, sho wont to thu
liny-window overlooking tho pretty
garden, and stood looking idly out a few
monicutH, then taking up a pair of scis
sors, began impatiently to clip tho dead
leaves nnd blossoms from tho plants
growing in tho window.
All this was observed by qtw;t Aunt
Uuth, sitting by the opposito window,
who Mindly said, in her soft voice :
"Alice, I think I hear Ucss calling!"
"Oh I yes; I t-upposo so 1" answered
Alice. "I never get a moment for my
self 1 I don't see why sho can't sleep
this morning; I wanted to do a littlo
writing in time for tho morning post,
lint 1 Huppiwu 1 must givo it up, as I
havo to everything else I Now thero is
Mrs. Mnrston tho never sees her baby
until he is all washed and dressed and
brought in by tho niirsu in tho morning,
nd never has to bo kept awake nights
nr deprived of any pleasure days by tho
caro of him. Slio always keep's a unrso
for him, and only has hira with herself
when nhe feels liko it; but I am just tied
to my baby day anil night I
"Why, Alice 1" said Aunt Ruth, sur
prised at this outburst, "I'm suro you
have tho best littlo blessing of a buby
that ever lived I She's as good as gold,
the darling 1" and sho arose nnd went
into tlio next room, from which sho
presently returned with a plump baby,
seven or eight months old. who looked
at her mother with placid violet eyes
and contentedly sucked her thumb.
"There, now I" said Aunt Kuth, as she
tumbled and rolled tho laughing infant
into 'its mother's lap. "Look at this
blossom of a buby and then talk to me
of Mrs. Marston's poor littlo starveling!
I feel ns if I should cry every time I sec
that child! Turned off, starved on n
bottle, cared for or neglected, nobody
knows which, by a hired nurse why, it
may just ns well bo a hospital foundling
nnd be done with it I What the good
Lord permits some folks to havo children
for I'm sure I don't see, nor what some
mothers' hearts aro made of I" with
which vigorous remarks Aunt Ruth sub
sided into her chair again and began to
count the stitches in the littlo wool shoo
destined to eover tho fat foot of baby
"Well, auntio, I didn't moan that I
don't lovo my baby," said Alioe, with a
moro cheerful faoe, "nor that I don't
liko to caro for her. But then, you kuow,
there are times when even the best ol
mothers got weary and the best of ba
bies a littlo exacting. And sometimes
when I think of Jennie Marston, with
nothing to do but to enjoy herself, and
see her baby, so beautifully dressed, out
with its nurse in its costly carriage, I'm
afraid I feel a littlo bit envious, espe
cially, Aunt Kuth, as I don't see why J
should not bo able to havo as much as
she; for wo were murried at nbout the
uime time, and everybody atud that Ed
ward and John Marston, in means and
business position, wero equal. But now,
at tho end of threo years, wo aro living
just ns when wo liognn our married lire,
while they havo moved into a line house
and she has well, you have been there,
niliitie, and you know how her house is
furnished, and sho seems to have no
moro household caro than if she were
boarding, nnd does very little of her sew.
ing, cither."
"And so I suppose sho is a grent deal
happier than you are, isn't hho?" in
quired Aunt Kuth.
"Oh I I don't mean Unit," said Alice:
"that couldn't very well be. No," she
continued, thoughtfully, "sho does lint
seem very happy, with till her luxuries.
ion know she hsiks fretted almost al
ways, and it is said that her husband is
not very devoted to his home. Somi
Buy he drinks heavily. I'm sure I don't
know about thut; I seldom sec him wlim
we go there, but I think he serins mo
ruse and unsocial."
"Is that what you envy her? Or is it
her puny baby or Iter idleness,?" quietly
queried Aunt Until.
"Oh I no, no, no I" laughed Alice,
now her merry self again. "I don't sii
Imibo I really envy her nt nil! But 1 11
confess tho wlmki truth, nuntie I've
been feeling rather shabby for quite a
while, iu bouse and dress, and this morn
ing I asked Edward to let tnn refurnish
the parlors nud taku the present furni
ture for other rooms, and he looked
sober and said ho whs afraid not, he
would think of it, and, somehow, it dis
appointed uie. I triouglit wo could af
ford it as well as our neighbors can nf-
ford their luxuries or 1 wouldn't havo
nsked it."
Aunt lluth's keen eye ran over the
pretty room and glanced through tin
open door into tho parlors beyond. They
were not expensively furnished, and ye;
Aunt Uuth thought she had never seen
rooms inoro tasteful or nttinetivo.
"Yes, I know, auntio," said Alice, an
swering tho look, "our rooms nre cozv,
and usually I feel quite satisfied with
them. But'' hero nho paused a mo
ment and then, with a blush nud a half
hby look at Aunt Ruth, she continue, I,
"well, will just tell tho truth to you,
auntie; I'm afraid I see too often will,
other people's eyes I Usually, my little
home, with its sunny rooms and ileal
furnishing, looks pleiLsniit and pretty tn
me, and 1 feel as content us n bird in its
nest; but as soon as Mrs, DeLong m
Mrs. Morris or any of our wealthy lady
friends come in, I at once begin to cine
trust my home with theirs and see how
cheap and shabby it must look to tlu-m.
just coining from llicir elegant sur
roundings, until I fvl ns inferior as my
home looks. 1 suppose it seems silly b
you, Aunt Ruth, but it is true?"
Here sbo paused ft moment, but n
Aunt Ruth only looked nt her ns ir sin
pxpcehd lier lo po on. she continued:
"And when Jennm Marston com
here, with her baby nil dressed in lace
nnd embroidery, looking so white and
ilaiiity, like a lily, nud Jeiuiiu looks
around with that grand, languid air sho
has, ns if slio pitied mo for having to
look after my own homo nud buby, it
makes mo feel as if I wouldn't do it an
other day I nnd yet I nm angry with my
self for letting her niuko me loci so.
"The other day, when sho was iu and
Bessy was sleepy as I held her, she said:
' 'Dear nie I what a slave you make
of yourself to your baby, don't you,
Alice? I'm suro 1 couldn't stand it!
Why don't you get a muiie-girl? It
would save you a world of worry.' "
"Save worry I" interjected Aunt Ruth.
"I should worry mym if to death if yon
had ono ! Only the other day"I saw Mrs.
Marston's nurse out with the buby iu itn
littlo cnrriiigo, and slio wus talking ami
laughing w ith a bold-looking fellow at
her side, pushing thu curriago along
without looking, when baby's long dress
got caught in the wheel in some way,
and tho next moment he was drugged
forward over the side and would havo
had his head dashed against tho stone
pavement if I had uot sprung forward
nnd cniigbt him. Tho girl wna very
much frightened and begged mo so earn
estly not to tell Mrs. Marston that "I
promised not to mention it if sho wouh1
bo moro careful iu tlio future. But I
tell you, Alice, I don't believo iu the
whole nurse-girl system. I've seen tis
much of it 1 It is unnatural and unmer
ciful I Why, mothers net nowadays as
if they were ashamed of their children,
instead of being proud of them and es
teeming them as tho best gifts of Uod I"
"Neither do I believo iu tho common
practice of giving a girl, or even a wo
man, entire chargo of a child," replied
Alien, "but only as a relief to mothers
at times."
"That may do," said Aunt Kuth, "if
they can bo trusted; but how is ono to
kuow? A lady friend of mine had a
nurso-girl for her baby a sickly little
thiug that couldn't hold its head up
alone and sho wns never douo telling
what a jewel that girl was bo kind to
baby, so devoted, so willing, and loved
baby so much I And she paid her extra
wages for her services. One day I went
in thero and found my frieud was out,
but was told that sho would soon return,
so I waited for her. In the back parlor
the baby fretted and moaned in thoarmB
of tho nurse. This lasted some time,
,vhen I heard it mako a peculiar sound
or two and stop crying. I loaned for
ward inn y chair and looked through
tho folding-doors. Thero sat tho nurso
girl, with sot teeth, shaking that poor,
foeblo little baby till it lay back hushed
and gasping, too weak and breathless to
cry, whilo its littlo brother, fonr years
old, stood by with n frightened look, but
not saying a word.
"For a moment I was speechless and
bewildered. Then I colled, in a quiet
voice, 'Freddie, come here nnd son me a
littlo whilo, until mamma comes.' Ho
camo to my sido, and, going to the fur
ther side of tho room, where the nnrso
could soo, but not hear, mo, I took him
upon my hip, and said, in a low voice,
Eroddio, does Annie often treat baby
like that?' . . , ...
"Ho looked up at me, anu uieu,
a frightonod glance over his shoulder,
whispered. 'Yes, ma'am; lots of times I
Sho shakes him awf ill-till he gets white
and she has to put water m his face
Ar. lsho slaps and pinches me, loo, but
.he said if I ever told mamma she would
kill me and baby, too. ( . ear I . wwb
sho would go away. I dou t liko her,
tfrtadfut ('
"1'iMir littl" fellow 1 I promised him
that she would soon go away, nud when
my friend retnncd 1 told her the wluilo
"At first the ,prl denied it nil anil said
that Fred was a terrible liar; but when
told her what I hud seen, she drnp,-i d
her mask and showed herself iu her real
"She hated Iho sipuillin;r br.it, she
said, and wished she had slml,, n itn lib;
out long ago, mid said she would havii
done it, loo, if it hadn't been for keeping
her big wncs."
"Oh 1 oh I how dreadful I" cried Alice,
catching buby Hess up from the carpet,
where she lay kicking nnd cooing, uml
cuddling her close to her bosom, as if hi
shield her from impending danger. "()
my buby, my lui-dling I she murmured,
"ymi shall never go from your mother's
hiving cure I No one shall ever have the
power lo harm von while your mother
lives !"
"Of course, all runes are not so bad as
this was," continued Aunt Ruth, "but I
cannot tell you how many instances I
have known of evils arising from moth
em trusting their young children to the
care of evil or cureless nurses. One lady
that I know has a beautiful little daugh
ter who will bo a cripple for lifo because
of n fall from tho arms of it careless
nurse. Another was scalded in a bulh
until it died. But, my dear, I did imt
mean to relate a chapter of horrors t-.)
you; 1 only wanted to impress it upon
you that it should be the pleasure, us it
is the duty, of every healthy mother to
look after the safetv and welfare of her
children with her own eyes, and givo
them freely of her love nnd care.
"I have loved you the more dearly for
the devotion you have manifested toward
your 1 ii h) mi ul and child.
" I'm nfraid you w ill think me a prosy
old thing, but I mean to havo my tuik
out while ' the spirit moves me. You
wero speaking ol seeing with other js-o-plc's
eyt s. Now, let me tell you what
other people's eyes seel You know
Edward was like my own son, and it was
not strange that ) should feci n keen in
tercut iu his choice of a wife. So it was
with a mixture of hope mid four that I
left my distant homo for my visil to you.
Of course, I km w something of his cir
cumstances. I had helped him start in
business, and ho had been like a good
son in keeping me iu his new life. Bet
I wondered how his now wifi would turn
the tide of his future. I knew Edward
was a young man of good judgment, but
love, you kuow, is blind, nud 1 did not
know what folly the littlo god lnighl
havo led him into. So 1 Kept question
ing nil iilong my journey whether I
should lind you idle uml line and
extravagant, spending ns fast as
your husband can earn, or whether you
would be a good, loyal littlo partner in
the business that would ono day make
you independent.
"You didn't know ymi stood undir
the eves of a grim old critic that duv.
littlo Alice, when you camo mil to wel
como the old molhcr-aiiut I But. I tool;
you nil in, htiidiuud, wife, baby, ami
homo, nnd had my verdict nil ready in
fifteen minutes. I said to myself. 'The
heart of her hm-haml may safely trust iu
her ! ' and, my dear, I have seen no rea
son to eluinge my mind during my three
months' visit in your home ! "
" What ! hot iilli-r all I have told yon
this morning ? " asked Alice, laughing
us she kissed Aunt Rulh's rosy cheek.
" No, not even alter that I " exclaimed
Aunt Ruth. "You are only a human
little girl. And it Mi I ward can afford it,
it is quite right Unit, voit should make
your home just ns pretty as yon can.
Hut, idler all, it is not rich furniture
Hint makes a homo pleasant, though it
may help. And Mrs. lli-Loiig, who in
V'lir imagination was scorning your
liome, looked aron.id enviously the last
lime sho was hero and said, ' Mrs. Aus
tin has tho pleasuiilest house iu the
piaco. It is just, likestcpping into fairy
land lo come into her rooms. They uro
just us dainty us herself.' And Mis.
Ilurlniid replied, 'They nro not much
like those slid' parlors of Mrs. Murston's
never it (lower or book or bit of work
around. I always find as if a funeral
hud just moved out (if them.' They did
tiot say this to me, but I was iu the back
parlor nud heard them talking while
they were wuiting for you."
Alieo turned and looked over the
rooms in silence. The flowers bloomed
brightly in the window, her canary
trilled softly in bis gilded cage, fine pic
tures adorned thu walls, uml betwuen
tho windows, whose soft curtains were
lifted liv tlio soil ,1 line wind, stood the
I line piano that was Alice's delight.
"lama very foolish littlo woman,
she said at last; "my homo is quite
good enough nt least until wo are rich
er. So Edward needn't look sober over
new furniture to-night."
At night as Edward enmo up Iho gar
den walk with Alice's arm in his, and
"Queen Bess" occupying her usual
perch on his shoulder, ho said :
" You can have your new furniture,
lillln wife, ns soon as vou like.
"FTnw is that?" asked Alice. "J
thought you said this morning that you
did not think wo could not afford to fur
nish just yet." '
"So I did," ho nnswerod, "hut I
thought it over and concluded that you
deserved to have your wishes gratillisl.
You aro not a very extravagant littlo
woman I" , ..
" But how do you manage to havo tlio
money to spare to-night when yon did
uot liave it this morning?" persisted
A1"Wcll, Madam Curiosity," laughed
Edward, " 1 have been plotting a little
extension of my business, nnd had Ian
by a little sum for that purpose. But 1
have mado np my mind to wait auottier
year instead of making you wait. Now,
urn von satisfied with mv account ?"
"'Havo you made any olmngo in your
arrangements to-day ? asked Alice.
" Oh 1 I told Ilarlaud that I must de
cline his offer, that's all 1 " replied her
" Well, then, to morrow you can toll
him that you accept it," said Alice.
" What's the matter?" cried Edward,
in surprise. "Do yon think I'm not
willing to do what yon ask ? it is nil
right, my darling, nud tho money is as
free to you as water !
"I know it, Edward," replied Alice,
"but I've changed my mind; that is
woman's privilege, you know, I fa V
going to havo tho worry of tearing
everything np iu our home ngain this
spring, now that it is all settled for tho
summer, so you can nso your money as
you inteiidid, and I'll tako it with in
terest, rememher, sir by and by."
" Thank you, my good littlo wifo I
You shall nave your interest, and it
shall bo compound interest, too 1" was
her reward
A few nighU nfter, Edwnrd came
homo with n troubled faco. "What is
it, Edward?" cried Alice, quick to read
his every look.
" 1 havo dreadful news for you," he
answered. " A terriblo thing has bap
pencil. It becumo known to-day that
John Marston was mined. He has lost
every dollar ho owned in the world, and
forged a cheek for live hundred dollars.
His creditors came in and swept overy
tiling out of his hands, and in less than
two hours nftcrwurd the officers wero
nfler him on n charge of forgery. Alice,
mi hour ngo I helped carry my old friend
home, ili -ad by his own hand I "
At theso words Alice dropped into a
chair, pule and speechless.
"And Jennie poor Jenuio?" she
said nt last. " Oh I I must help her ! "
" l'oor woman I " ho replied. " I left
her, perfectly insnno with her grief,
screaming, lamenting, and declaring
that she alone was toblume for his death.
It was n terriblo scene ono that I shall
never forget. And only two or threo
Tears ngo j i in future looked so fair ; and
lie was such a good-hearted, kindly
piMr John ! poor John I " And Edward
turned away, ovoreomo by old memories.
Erring John Marston was laid away
with more pity than blame. His wife
never recovered her reason after tho
shock of his death, nud dward and
Alieo Austin never allowed themselves
to indulgo in any extravagances be
cause they fear what might bo seen by
other people's eyes. Arthur's Maya
zinc. The First Wlilsllo.
The story of tho first steam whistlo on
the Missouri River is amusing. Its in
troduction dutcs buck to 1H4I. At that
time the settlers on tho Missouri Kiver
were in tho hnbit of making regular
veaiiy visits to St. Louis to do thoir
trading for themselves nnd friends.
They were not provided with daily inter
course with the outside world, and many
who lived back from tho river seldom, if
ever, saw a steamboat moro than once a
venr. It happened that (luring tho fall
of 1SI1 the new steamboat Lexington
started np tho Missouri River, loaded
down to tho guards with freight.
Tho steamer was provided with a
steam whistle the tirst ono used on tho
Missouri River and ns it happened no
one knew about it except Warner, who
was n wag and a lover of n joke. Tho
night after leaving St. Louis tho passen
gers wero collected together playing
curds in the cabin, when tho talk turned
upon steamboat explosions, then very
"f feel perfectly safe on this boat,"
Miid Warner, as ho dealt tho cards.
"Why ?" inquired Yoemn Iho planter.
"Why?" echoed tho rest of the coin
pan v.
'f will tell you why," said tho wng,
carefully studying his cards. "This
boat is provided with a new patent safety
valve, which notifies passengers on board
when it is about to blow up. It is a
concern which makes a most unearthly
noise, and when you hear it, it is timo
to cot back aft or jump overboard."
Notwithstanding tho fact that Warner
told his story with tho most solemn and
earnest countenance, some were skepti
I pal. Not so, however, with the planter.
Xext inorninir. when tho Lexington was
steaming up the long, straight stretch
of river just below Washington, Mo., tho
passengers wero at breakfast.
Suddenly tho whistle commenced to
blow, tho first timo on tho trip. Tho
passengers looked at -nch other a mo
ment, and horror and dismay spread
over thoir faces. The first man to real
ize tho situation nnd act was Yocnm,
tho planter, who, with hair erect and
blanched faco, jumped up, crying as lie
pulled over ouo after another of the pas
sengers: "Run run for your lives; tho thing
is going to bust 1 Como with mo, nud
let us save ourselves I"
Of course thero was n stampedo for
tho rear of the boat, nnd it was only by
tlio exertion of somo of tho crew that tho
more excited wero restrained from jump
ing into tho river. A'urwa Vily Mar,
The Irish Harp.
Tho old stylo Irish hnrp wna about
four feet high, had no pedals, and was
strung to tho back with straps. Tho
ono belonging to King Brien Born, who
was killed at tlio baiuo ot uionuin in
101-1, is still preserved in tho museum ot
Trinity Collego, Dublin. It is black
with age, and polished, but worm-eaton.
The old rclio is adorned with silver or
imuieutn. Tho King's son, Tongue, took
tho harp to Boma after the buttfe and
presented it to the Pope, tof?
tho crown and regalia that had been
worn by his father. A succeeding pope
2..-i. ti.n (lilonf "IVfcinderof the Faith,
and Henry gave it to the Earl of Clan
riourdo, iu whose family it was held
until the begiiniing of the eighteenth
oentnry. It then passed tnrougn sev
eral hands until 1786, when tho college
became its owner.
Nehvotjs. - The lioston Anfurdai
Evening Uatette says: "A wjmana
clove is to her what a vest is to a man.
When a man :'s agitated or perploxed he
vestdecsu t admit of Hub; but uer glove
is always a source of lnspvratim and a
refuge from auy emuarrassmeni. one
snitxiths on tho fingers, rearranges the
buttons, drags out the wrinkles, looks
critically lit tho fit, and does a dosen
littlo things with her glove that allay
nervousness." . ' '
Bbowbd "Orjr.-It ppe gSX
f out" on which ibe fllicMMBk

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