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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, MAY 531. 1878.
The Vermont Phoenix.
rUDLIIlltl) WEEKLY DT
VltlSNCII As STEDMAN.
IHIW'ei STo.tl aMranllr, IIi.h, Main Ntrrvt,
Tsnus. Tn Connty subscribers, ta.oo per annuuv;
to subscribers outsldo or Wludbain County, I3.2J; al
way. In advance.
lUTKa or Auvcnriaisu made known on application.
Birth., Death, aud Marriagea inserted gratis; obitu
ary Notice, or llesolutlons, Card, of Tbanki, kc, 10c
per lino of ten word.,
O. L. P SEKCU. D. 11. 8TEDM AN.
BUS 1X1288 CA11D8.
llcnersl lmurar.ee and Ural Katate Agents,
Ueprvsentinjr Companies whose. Asset, are over
T C N IS II i: N T 8 TO LET.
Dibit! lu Thompson k Itanger'e Block, next dour to
r.i.iiTi. ,. uni i'i:, .m. i.,
iVJL. M'hyiUtnn anil ISnrgttu,
OQIee aua residence on Slain Btrcct, nearly oppoaltc
r A. TK..KV, St
TV . M'hygieinu tntl Aiirjr emiit
. liBtTTLrnouo, Vr.
OllSce with Dr. notion, cor. Vain and Walnut tits.
. llOITOIY. M. II..
1'hutielttn and Sttrgemttt
r 11 tit rTi tnnnn Vt.
OiUce and resilience corucr Malu aud Walnut Hts.
At home from 1 to 3, and from 0 to 7 o'clock, 1', M.
171 IV. NTOIMA ltl,
2J ittmi tteti 'onnetImr at ,
eu onutrllmr at Itiw.
auu Boiicilor oi l'aieatf
i. ii:t.a.ti( iniitt
Crosby Block, llniTTLKOono, Vt
Dealer inToys Fancy Goods, Uooks, Stationery,
Ntfw.pjpeii, Magazines and Periodicals. Suhccrl pilous
roeched for the principal Ncwipaperiand Msgailues,
nd forwarded by mail or otherwise
Dialer In COrTINS aud CASKET8.
risk Block Main St., Brattliboho, Vt.
CODAVOllTII fc CHIIVnSI,
(leneval limurniice. anil Ileal 12n
lleprcte utlug the FARMEnS' and UNION MUTUAL,
a. wellaa mauy of the largeet STOCK COMPANIES,
together wltb tbe largeet and strongest LIFE l.NSUlt
ANCE COMPANY In tbe world, and tbe moat econom
ical ACCIDENT IN8UHANCE COMPANY.
Itr-alrra In Hunk Mtocb.
10 Crosby Block, Brattleboro, VI.
C. V. TIIOMTSON A; CO., Wllllstou'a stone BliHk.
WOOD Jk MARSHALL, Lichange Block, Main St.
U. A. CLARK, Tyler', lllock.
Ilooltaelleir. unil Mtatlonere.
CIIESEV k CLAPP, 0 Crosby Block.
F. O. EDWARDS, 1 door aoutb Trlpp'a Jewelry atore.
4. SfKEN, opposite Brook. House.
C. L. BUOWN, Marshall & Estcrbrook'. block, Main St.
U. J. l'RATT, 1 Oraulle Block.
. RETTINO S; SON, High St., neat Brooke House.
Cement Drain lMjie.
VM. A. I'EI.LETV, nuuf'r and contractor for laving.
CliumlM r Net.,
I!. L. BROWN, Marshall k Lelerbrool'. block, Main St.
I HXTTIXU .V SON, lllgb St., neat Brooka Uome.
F. S. UltACKETT k CO., 4 k S Oraulte Row.
I'll ITT, WRinltT &CO., 3 0ranite Row, Main St.
F. A. WHITNEY, No. 1 Granite Row.
F. K. BARROWS, oOlce wltb P. Barrowr.
A. J. OLF.VSON, wltb A. V. Coi & Co.
Coffin Ullfl Cuekvfa.
C. U BROWN, Maraball k Eatirbrook". block.MaluSt.
Conlructora tind llullil.re.
J. A. I'HURCU, Flat St.
Crockery unil dluee H'.re.
11UNK O.IIOWE, 1 door north Main St. bridge.
M. T. VAN DOORN k SON, 7 Croby Block.
I)!:, C. S. CLARK, oier rratt, Wiigbt k t'o.'i atore.
C. I.. l'LSIII'.R, No. 1 Market Block, Elliot St.
K. I.. COOPER, 1 door aoutb O. J. Pralt'a atore.
Deora, Nuala ttntl llllnda.
B. A, OI.M'.K, Tjler'a Block.
V, TIIOMl'SUN k CO., Wllllaton'a Stone Block.
J. W illtUdO, Main Street, oppoalte lllgb.
I. S. 'I'llORN k CO., 2 Croaby Block.
II, 0. WIl.LUtD & CO., 1 Brooka Home
I'. 1'. THOMPSON k CO., Wllllaton'a Stone Block.
C L. BROWN, Maraball & Esttrbrook'a block, Main St.
J. RETTINO & SON, High St., ueit Brooka Home.
A. (3. DAVENPORT, 3 Croaby Block.
J. W. FROST CO., 8 Croaby Block.
FIUNKd. HOWE, 1 doornortb Main St. bridge.
A. J. SIMONDS, Eicbange Block, Main St.
MA11T.N SCOTT k SON, Tnompaou k Ranger', lil'k.
L F. THOMPSON k CO., Wllllatou'a Stone Block.
Ilterilw are, Iron and Mgettl,
11. A. CLARK, Tyler'. Block.
(!. F. THOMPSON 1: CO., WUUitou'. Stone Block.
HEUSriS k BURNAP, Main St.
lluta, Cap and t'ura.
B. N. C1IAMBERLIN, No. 3 Brooka Block.
lew Creaiu llooiui.
K. L. COOPER, 1 door aoutb O.J. Pratt', itore.
I.I?EItT BALDWIN, Thompaon k Ranger'. Block.
OUDWOltrll k CUILDS, Room No. 10 Croaby Block.
SHERMAN k JENNE, Tbonipaou k Ranger'. Block.
MOODY k HOWE, Savinga Bank Block.
O. S. rilJUrV, Bylber'a Arcade.
l:NOElt k THOMPSON, 7 Oraulte Row.
D. LEONatlD, Harmony Block, rear Croaby Block.
DEO. E. SELLECK, over Brown'. Furniture Store.
CHAS. E ALEXANDER, R)tber'.Arcade.
EMERSON k YOU.Nfl, 1 door nortb American Houie.
'.V. F. RICHARDSON, Market Block, Elliot St.
MARSH k BALLARD, over J. Steen'a atore.
Ialnt unil Wile.
B. t. CLARK, Tjlei'. Block.
..'. I'. THOMPSON k CO., Wlllieton'. Stone Block
i.ir ItuuK-lnica and IVInilew ItbHd...
J. S f EES', opposite Brooka Hou.e.
M, r. VAN DOORN k SON, 7 Croaby Block.
0. L. HOWE, Union Block.
riuiie t'ortf. unil Cotlntrtt Orifuui.
KDWVRD CLVKK, No. b Oak St.
MttMicll. and Ntri'l Nlauifi..
:. M. DOUOLiS, opjMiaite American llou.e
I., BROWN, Marball!Eterbrook'. Block, Main St.
Cp liol.lt ret ra.
1. 1.. lIUOiV.N', Mara'iallS: E.terbrook'a Block, MalnSI.
II, B. K1RWM, H Main t., opp. Brat'lelioro House.
1. lit. t'l'INII it SON, Hlilb St., ueit Brooka Home.
Ibrougb I'. Ac.llKI" HOLES nrrd no longer off end tbe
iir or Cblldnu'. ao.lly alum Im- Ibruwu
nam r.n tbat account, wbeu utberwl.ebut little
worm Tue AaiamoaN SiiokTii1 Co, bave raved
MILLIONS of DOLLARS
anuually to print In tbN country, ty the lotroduc
timi of tLO
COPPER AND SILVER TIPS,
aud tbey are sppli-il cblfily to children's heavy Hhoca,
ins.) partutu object i us to the I on 14 of .Hvlal
All vnch will be happy tokno that this compauy
liavt at labt pcrft-ftt'd a
uhlch add to the lifuufy f fli Ilnrt Mbue,
the toe ruajluinn mat uuiil the shoe U wort) out.
These Tips are stamped A. P. T. Co
The more iWy the Shoo, the niore im)ntantthe
Tip, a it'll1 lenmt liaublr the wearing value of the
KtuM, I.iIli:.TM! buy ua Ohttdreu'i Shoea
without the .WW.. or thta uirt f.Uiek 7'ip thus
HLIiCCE VOt'K ailOG DILLlI UOUB THiN OMCUAU'.
AmU yuur blio4llulr fur Thru
JEWELER and ENGRAVER.
A t M. T. VauDoorn i: Son'a Crockery Store,
OtOSBT BLOCK, MAIN ST., BHATTLEBORO, TT.
I aw a child, once, tbat bad lout Ita way
In a great city! ah, dear Heaven, eucb eyeat
A tar-off look in them, a If tb. aklea
Her birth.place were. Ho looka to me tbe May.
April la wiu.ome; June la glad aud gayi
May glide, betwlit them in eucb wondering wt.e,
Lotely aa dropped from aome far Paradlae,
And knowing, all tbo while, herietf aatray.
Or, la the fault with na 7 Nay, call It not
A fault, but a ewett trouble. I. it we,
Catching aome glimpse of onr own destiny
In May'a renewing touch, aome yearning thought
Of Heaven, beneath ber resurrecting hand,
We who are aliens', lost In a itrange land?
Cttrultne ,1. Mam in St-ritntfr'nitr Jint',
lair month of rosesl Who would ring ber prai.e,
One aaya, ahoutd come direct from banqiutlug
On honey from llyruetlus, tbat he bring
Fit flavor to the atraln bis lip essay..
Aa if, around these exquisite, rare days.
Of richest June, for hlra who faiu would slug
Her loveliness, did not sucb sweetness eliug
Aa Hybla or Hymettua acarce could raise
For all their atoried here!
And yet lu vain,
roet.your erse: catol berae you will,
One perfect rose her praise, shall distill
More than all song, though Sappho led tbo itrain.
Forbear, thru! since, for anv tribute fit,
Her own rare lips alone can utter It.
Curvltw A . .1im frt Srnliirr' or Jmif,
TUAVELLHRS OX TWO JtOADS.
'l'ho train for Pitthbrirfiii wns n liltlo Into
Hint nfteruoou. In tho ilrnwitiK-rooin enr
roB o tired people speculated on tbo cbnticos
of gittiiiK in bcroro dark, or gnped inonot
nuotisly bebiud bilge newspapers. Indeed,
tbcBO uewiipapers wero ro lninieroim, so un.
compromising, bo religiouBly spread open to
tbe last rustling fold, so mueb more conpic
uous tbaii tbe iusiguitleiiut beads bebind tbeui,
tbat it nilgbt be supiwsed ever)- body bound
for Pittsburgh bad n constitutional objection
to being looked at.
There was one seat at tbe farther end of the
car unprotected by any tuck screen, and itH
occupant a lady of rather uncertain iige
belonged neither to tbe speculators nor the
gapers. Bho was lying back in tbo chair, her
yes wide open, in spito of many vigorous if.
forts to shut them. The face might bo a
young face, but, Been with that light, aud with
tbo dust of travel upon it, it looked old.
There wire dark rings undtr her eyes; a
weary, tremulous motion of tho lid.". Her
mouth was tho only beautiful feature in her
face. It was very sensitive, and curved like
A letter lay in her lap, directed to Miss
Margaret Howe. She held it open in her fin.
gers, and now aud then read parts of it with
an air as If the contents wero not suDicieutly
amusing to make it worth reading all at once.
At last she sheathed it in its envelope, and
again leaned back in her chair, with uu ex.
pressiou of semi-desperation.
"It's of no use," sho soliloquized ; "my
eyes won't stay shut, unless I tie my hand,
kerchief over them. Suppose I growl n littlo
by way of change ? Thero is such n noise, it
won't bo heard. Nothing would, short of
the last tramp. And it is such a relief to
hear one's own voice!"
ThereuK)u issued a scries of singularsouuds
not exactly groans, not exactly grunts, but
having n hybrid character between the two.
They were very subdued indeed, caught
aud drowned by the uoiso 61 the train almost
before they wero out of her mouth. Miss
Itowo appeared to find them a relief, to judge
by ber comical smile. They were very regu
lar also, and, bating a littlo touch of exasper
ation, not at all calculated to alarm n timid
KIjo varied the performance once by hum
ming a tune to herself, but this was not so
"Too resigued altogether," sho murmured,
knitting her forehead, aud relapsing into tho
growling state again.
Suddenly something touched ber from be
hind. The concert ce-ascel abruptly. She
junipiel a little, aud then settled back into
her chair as if it were nothing in the world
that concerueel ber.
"I was sure that seat was empty," she
thought with much vexation. "It as when
I got in. Somebody must havo taken it after
the train started, nud I did not hear him."
Someliody evidently had done so, uuel not
only that, but was evidently of a very charita
ble, not to say persistent disposition. Tho
touch cauio again on her shoulder; simulta
neously tho wheeling round of a chair, and
the appearance at her side of her neighbor
from tho rear.
"I beg your pardon, madam, but I nm
afraid you ore ill."
"Not at all," replied madam, uith auda
cious disregard of truth, glancing up to seo
what manner of man it was that spoke.
A brown face, brown eyes, brown hair
every tbiug brown about him, seemingly, ex.
eppt bis coat ; and every thing hair, coat,
and all closely cut. closely e-uardeel. as if
f their owner had no mind that they should re
veal any tniug auout mm j it man who seemeil
to express in a subtilo way tbat it pleased him
to puzzle other people.
Margaret wasinstautly interested, aud grew
ten times as indifferent as before.
"Not at all," she repeated, calmly, survey,
ing the intruder.
"Then the tho groans I heard were doubt
less a remarkable spiritual manifestation "
A slight twitching round tbe corners of ber
mouth. "Ob, I bad a headache, I believe.
It can't be helped."
"I beg your pardon again, but it can bo
Kho opened her eyes at this confident ro.
mark, but would not ask him what ho meant.
"I am Dr. Ititchie," he wtnt on "Dr.
Ititchiu of Pittsburgh. It is not likely you
ever hearil of mo before. Hut you can iden
tify mo easily when you get to Pittsburgh if
3 ou i are to take tbo trouble Mcanwliilo I
carry my weapons round wilh'me, and I have
some uiediciuu hero that will cure your bead
ache." "I have heard of Dr. Ititcliie," answered
Margaret, adding, perversely, "I don't know
whether I ever heard of you, Sir, or not."
"As much as to say you don't know wheth
er I am Dr. Ititchie or not."
"You may be you may not. How can I
"I don't know bow, I nm suro. It eloesn't
Miss Howe thought it did matter, ns sho
watched him fumbling among tho buttles in
tbo old black valise. At last bo came utxm
one suited to bis mind, extracted from auoth
er corner a small elriuking glass, anil eleliber
ntely proceeded to pour out tho liquid.
"Does tbo man really suppose I uui going
to drink it ?" thought Margaret,
As if ho bad been clairvoyant, Dr. Itltcbia
looked up aud remarked, coolly, "Now you
are going to drink this; but first, if you like,
I will call the attention of some of your fellow-passengers
to tbo circumstance, so that
you may bo under their protection the rest of
"No !" exclaimed Margaret, raising herself.
lie really looked for tho moment as if he was
going to do what ho said. As soon as she
spoke be let tbo mask fall again, nnd a gleum
of satisfied fun looked out of his eyes.
"Vhat made you say that ? You tlid not
mean it?" said Missltowe, as petulantly as if
bo hail been a ten years' acquaintance instead
of a ten minutes', "And, besides tbat is uu
opiate, is it not? opiates will not stop my
headaches. I have tried them ; in fact, I
have tried every thing."
"This is not an opiate, and it will euro your
hendacho that is, if yon give it fair chance,
Your mind must be diverted from pain to
"That is easier said than eloue, What is
going to divert my mimU"
"I am going to talk tu you."
Tho "indeed" was so expressive that first
Dr. Ititchiu laughed, and then Miss Howe
laughed too. Ho sat for a few minutes idly
twirling the glass in his fingers, livery now
aud theu tbe sun fell upon it ; then a flash of
light would dart into some remote part of the
car, ami the nervous passenger upon whom it
chanced to fall would start like one of the
littlo hammers in a piano when n key is
"I seo yon nro not yet suro I am what I
pretend to be."
"Hut you don't find that beadaeho very en
durable either." .
"And so you nro going lo tako this incdl
cluor" "I suppose so."
Ho put tho glass Into her hand, and she
drank its contents with a half-dcfiaut, half,
resigned air. Then a few minutes' silence,
during which she pointed several severe mor
al reflections ugainst herself, and waited to
see what would happen next. Whnt happen
ed next was another picco of clairvoyance on
tho part of Dr. Ititchie,
"I see you think tho transformation a long
time, couiing. We have reverted to tho 77ww.
Mini nml One Xfffitu, nud that was elonblless
a bewitched draught."
"I don't seo Unit it has any eilcct at nil,"
nuswered Mnrgarct, obdurntely.
"Oh, thnt is becntiBO your mind has not yet
been diverted. Just mention some cheerful
subject, nnd I will enlarge upon It."
"l'raycr-incetings," suggested his patient,
The doctor's eyes twinkled. "Very good.
A howling prayer-inectlng In Virginia, for
instance. Have you ever attended one 1"
"No ; I never was in Virginia."
"They may be held wherever thero nro nuy
colored peoplo of tho Methodist persuasion,
for aught I know ; but tho ono I saw was
near Harper's Ferry."
"I went into a Methodist church onco with
my brother when wo were both littlo chil
dreiij" said Margaret, speaking with some an
imation. "We had no idea what they wero
going to do, and when the 'Aniens' began to
go up all around wo wero frightened nearly
out of our wits. It was a crazy old building,
full of echoes, uud the responses were so con
fused they sounded like uroans. Wo thought
half tbe congregation were taken with tho
Dr. Ititchie laughed. "That was mild com.
pared with tbo proceedings among the lined
ucated colored people. At the meeting I at.
tended, half a dozen benches at least were
broken up in tho course of an hour. I should
bo sorry to speak disrespectfully of devotion
al exercises, but really it don't seem to me
thnt jumping up and 'down us high nud fast
as one's muscles will permit can bo classed
under that heading."
"I should think not," said Miss Howe,
"Hut that is what they did. And every
hop came to an end with 'Praise tho Iird !'
There was ono young fellow standing near
the pulpit who jumped so high that ho actu
ally came down inside of it '. Hut the climax
came win ii tho minister stood up to address
them. 'Hredrenl' screamed he, "I can see de
Lord elis minute. I can see him step to do
edge ob ele cloud, tip one ear up an' do odder
ear down to listen to do cries ob his chil
dren !' "
Such a start as Margaret gave, nud such in
cre'dulous eyes as looked up at him !
"I do assure you that I have not exagger
ated a word. 1 saw and bean! all tbat to
say nothing of much moro like it with my
own eyes and ears. And those people had
not the least idea that they were guilty of any
irreverence. They were simply praising tho
Lord, as they thought, in the way most ac
ceptable to Him."
"Acceptable !" ejaculated Margaret. "Why
don't somebody go aud teach them better '"
"Are you planning to go yourself? Hotter
think tw ice.'1 It was again tho same careless,
jesting tone that hid made her doubt every
wore! ho said at tbo first. She f e It bewildereel.
Surely there had been a strain of earnestness
in it a minute before. Hut perhaps that hail
only been nssumed to entrap her into the
sumo thing. He should not succeed again,
not even though he had succeeded in curing
her heaiUche. On the whole, sho wislie'd the
headache would como back ; it would prove
him in tbe wrong.
"You must make a good deal of allowance,"
coolly continues! the enigma who had installed
himself as her physician "allowance, I
mean, for their temperament, their Oriental
fervor of imagination. It is not like ounr."
"Very fortuuatothutit is not, Dr. Hitehie,"
answered Margaret, witli resolute indiffer
ence. Sho was not sure but she was begin
ning to feel sleepy. Suddenly n thought
struck her that rouseel ber for n moment, and
made her feel doubly provoked with herself.
As if that wero not enough, another piece of
clairvoyance from the enigma :
"I fully understand that you duu't believe
yet that I havo any claim to my own name,
and that you addressed mo by it involuutarily.
Let ine beg you not to bo annoyed by that,
but to go to sleep as soon as possible. You
will feel tho better for it when you reach
"Very well." she said, not knowing what
elso to sny. Posibly ho would not bo able to
read ber thoughts when she was asleep aud
hail none. It was not strictly true, either,
that sho disbelieved bis statements. He
might bo Dr. Hitehie very probably was, her
coininou-stnso told her. Almost any other
man in tho car she would havo believed if be
had inado nsimilarassertioit. Hut in the case
of tho problematic doctor, tho very atuios
phcro around him seemed to bo unreal.
Thero was a steady keen light in bis eyes that
might bo mockery, or it might bo only hit
mor. Ske doubted whether ho meant auy
thing that be said, whether ho was not con
tinually pla ing with his neighbors, nnd ex
perimeiiting ujion them even in bis lightest
words. There are people who get the credit
of such mental chemistry whether justly or
unjustly. Dr. Ititchie if that was his name
might deserve it, or it might havo been in
a manner forced uikjii him by tho pressure of
opinion. If a man makes a good joke once
or twice, he is supposed to elo nothing but
joke fortvcrinore. If be plays a part a few
times, he is set down as n perpetunl actor to
the end of bis days. Perhaps it might bo a
little hard sometime's, but who could tell in
any particular caso whether they wero not
w.tstiug their pity ?
These ideas, or rather theso impressions,
passed through Xlargaret's mind vaguely as
sho lay back in her chair. What a comfort it
was to bo comfortable! sho thought, with
inoro drowsiness thou brilliancy. Presently
tho brown face of her neighlior opposite ker
began to waver before her, the noiso of tbo
traiu grew fainter, and tho sleep sho coveted
fairly settled down upon her for the remain
der of the journey.
Sho was awakened by tho cars stopping
with a sudden bounce, "Have wo run over
any body?" sho wondered, dreamily, Noj
thoy were in Pittsburgh, aud it was only the
usual jerky method of putting down brakes.
The brown hand of her eccentric acipiaiutauco
was on her travelling bag.
"Let mo carry it for you, if you please,"
ho said, marching on ahead of lier without
waiting for on answer.
As thero was nothing elso to do sho follow
ed him meekly, cogitating whether or no ho
would make off with her property. No, lie
apparently had no thievish propensities. Ho
restored It to her on the platform, and looked
down upon her with tho samo careless smile
on bis lips.
"Probably yon do not euro to tell mo vour
name, and give me tho pleasure of prescribing
for you ngaiu ?"
"Probably I don't," thought Margaret, ob.
stinately, Yet sho knew that she should like
him for an acquaintance ; sho always liked
mid peoplo ; but did he think she was going to
tell him her name iu that unccfremouious,
school-girlish fashiou ?
Apparently ho did not. "Ah ! I see you
don't," bo added, as if it was a part of tho
same sentence. "And I forgot, you don't
know what my iinino is cither. Allow mo,
then, to wish you good-ovcuiug, aud express
iny pleasure over our short milioad acquaint
ance." Ho bowe-d politely, nud walked off,
not without nuother amused glanco at what ?
At the letter she still held iu her hand?
"Why, It has been iu my lap all tho way I"
sho thought. "Unless bo is blind, ho could
not very well help readiug tho uddress a eloz.
en times over. Then be naked mo for my
name just to seo what I would say, I don t
belicvo ho has said a word this afternoon with
any other motivo ; I don't believe bo has over
said a wont In tils lire to any person whatever
witli auy other motivo."
Hatber a ljarsb judgment, yet it was ono
that was perpetually followintr her sinirular
ncquaintauca wherever bo went. Did he
tnink ol it as he walked to his louely home
Margaret too hurried home, alternating bo.
tweeu two moods. "We aro both of us mid.
ille-nged people, aud I was foolish to bo so
particular, so easily vexed, lie would have
uuiused papa. No doubt bo is Dr. Ititchie as
ko says." That was the relenting wood.
Then enmo the skeptical ono i "I have always
preached to Nellio Hint sho was not to talk to
peoplo on tho cars, no matter how nice they
looked. To bo sure, I am n great deal older
than sho Is, but any thing for consistency.
iiesiiies, j non t ueuovo no fit Dr. llilctilc."
Finally.as a last conclusion i "Mrs. Wallace is
a friend of tho genuine Dr. Hitehie t I will
get her to givo me n lnlnuto description of
that gentleman's countenance, dress and man.
ncrs. That wilt settlo tho iiuestion whether I
have been cheated or not." Then tho eloor
of her own hon'io opened to receive her, and
nm uoisierous weicomo of lier younger Ulster
oud tbo moro eiulct ono of her father snccdilv
put all strangers, pleasant or otherwise, out
or ucr uenii,
Tho next evening she walked over to seo
her friend, cogitating how sho could best git
tho required information without letting her
snow wuy u was wauled.
Mrs. Wallace met ber at tho door. Tho
rooms behind her wero brilliantly lighted.
"My denr. tho verv ono I most wanted to see!
You intist heln mo entertain some of these
people. A dozen or moro dropped In unci-
iiccicuiy, you snow a Kinu ol surprise par
ty. I was just going to send over for you."
"A surprise party without any surprised
part.v ?" queried Margaret laughingly.
"No, really, I did not know there would bo
a slnglo caller to-night. Why don't you como
"Hut, dear me! I nm not drcssid for a
"What difference does that make ?"
Well, it did not seem to make much, Miss
Howo thought, ns she was meekly led iu like
a lainu to tno slaughter, arter being divested
of her outer wraps. v
"Margaret, let mo nreseiit Dr. Ititchie.
Doctor Miss Howe, ono of my best friends
ns you snow j you have olteu henrd me speak
Giving iliem bnrely tlmo to acknowledge
the introduction, sho hurried Margaret off to
present half a dozen moro dear friends. In.
died, every body in tbo room appeared to bo
Mrs. AVallaco's very dear friend. She was n
siinny.heurted littlo creature, who saw no
faults Iu any Isxly, nnd consequently drew
every body to her, ns honey draws bees.
Margaret, whowasfiill of antipathies, regard,
ed this evennews of sympathy ns ono of tho
wonders of tho world. Tho two had been
school-girls together; iu spite of great un.
likeness, that bond had held them through tho
marriage) of tho ono aud the increasing niatu.
rity of the other.
Margaret was not in the least astonished at
Dr. Hitchie's appearance j she had felt suro
ho would find some means to mnko her uc
knowledge herself mistaken. Still, when
somewhat later iu tho evening ho congratu
lated her with tho gravest of faces on their
"accidental" meeting, sho did wax indignant.
He looked down into her skeptical eyes.
"I se you don't believo it was accidental at
nil. Yet I told you tlio truth about my
No nnswer nt all.
"Miss Howe, suppose wo should hotltjie
unconventional enough to say what we
"Well, then," said Margaret, snatching
rciklessly at this license, "I think you ttllthu
truth iu form, but always with another kind
of truth behind thnt would chance its effect
if known. I think you play with facts as w
boy plays with marbles,"
"And as to this pleasant eucounte r to-night,
"I think. Dr. Ititchie, thnt if you tried to
convince n child that tbe moon was made of
green cheese, nuel the ehihl would not lielievo
you, yon would never censo trying till you
"After which I would lose nil inter. st iu
tho hypothetical child?"
"After which you would lose nil Interest of
"My mission iu life Is, then, in fact, n cm.
sado against skepticism or against common
sense, yon would sny? Well, modem opin
ion pronounces them one and tho same.
Miss Howe, your judgment couceruiug lue
has the merit of coinciding witli every Isidy
Was thero n ring of pain in his voice ? She
could not deteetany; it only sounded smooth,
calm, semi-satirical. Yet something surely
made her feel like apologizing for her words.
"I do not like to coincide with every body
els.1," she iinswereel decidedly."
"You would rather stand alone?" -
"No ; I would rather bo with the minority
it is nearest truth."
"Grantee! ; but each minority w ith truth in
its hands gradually draws to itself a major,
"Then tho ever-advancing truth passes over
into tho hands of tbe now minority which is
"This is rather a seesaw operation," said
Dr. Ititchie, laughing. "In tbe caso wo havo
been speaking of, the minority would bo too
small to pleaso even you. In fact, it would
consist of only one person."
She looked up inquiringly.
"Tbo only person who ever thought differ
ently of me from yourself was my mother."
Tho tone, though grave, was matter-of-fact
enough, but it touched her greatly.
His quick eye ipiickly detected her peni
tence, and just as quickly took advantage of
"Miss Howe, Mrs. Wallace tells mo thnt
yonr father likes to seo company, nud needs
to bo amused. Will you aud lie kindly admit
me to tho standing of n neighbor? I live
near you, and being quite alone iu my own
house, should consider it a great favor to bo
admitted to yours."
"Wo shall both of us be very glad to see
you," replied Margaret, cordially.
The minute sho had s)okeu, something in
describablo crossing his face a light or n
shadow, at nuy rate tbo expression of a man
who is getting bis own way revived alt her
first distrust of him with doubld force. Per.
baps he had alluded to his mother only to
touch her feelings, and was still bent on fore
ing lier to believe in him whether she would
or not, or, as she had put il, "toconviuco tho
child that tbe moon was made of green
There was nothing to bo done now ; she
did not exactly dislike him, but sho made up
lier mind thnt bo should never have her
confidence. And in that same minute ho bad
made up bis mind tbat be would have it.
Nevertheless sho was uujust; his feeling
had been genuine. Tbo penalty of bis ua.
ture, always following him, was that ho should
make such uso of real things as to persuade
every body elso thnt they were unreal.
One can get used to almost any thing. It
seemed to ber nt first that it would be intoler
able to bnvo Dr. Hitehie n guest iu their
bouse, n friend of tho family, if bo really was
going to persist iu treating them all as so
many subjects for dissection.
Sho was mistaken. The uneasiness soon
wore off, though thero was no better guaran
tee of his sincerity ut tbo last than at the first.
From an occasional visitor ho slipped into n
regular one. Hy-and-by be was guing iu nud
out of the house like it tame cat, especially
evenings, when bis professional duties were
over. Yet she never believed that bo bad any
genuine warm-hearted interest in them ; it
was ouly a device to mako ker believe it, and
sometimes she smiled to think bow impossi.
bio that was. Ho amused aud interested lier
old father ; that was a great thing in bis fa
vor. Yes, and sho was perfectly willing to
acknowledge that ho amused oud interested
her too. About once n mouth bo would skill
fully weavo an argumentative net to entrap
her into saying that she trusted him. Bho al.
wnys broke through it with uu emphatic ueg.
alive. Yet at such times sho would think,
with much quiet amusement, how easily she
could put an end to the acquaintance, if only
she could bring herself to equivocate n little !
Oive Dr. Hitehie his triumph, nnd she felt
sure tiny would soon seo the last of liiiu. He
was neglecting his profession a good deal,
too, in order to spend so muck time at their
house. What a pity that was!
So two years went by, and then one day
tbe doctor in u very matter-of-fact way asked
Miss Howe to marry him. This did not as.
touish her, cither ; sho bad rather expected
him to uso it as a last expedient. She said
"No" very promptly indeed, uud wondered
what ko would do next. Hut ke did not ro.
liuqulsk this point us easily as she expected.
"Why do you give me suck an nuswer?"
ke demanded, liko nu injures! man, "You have
not said that you do not care for lue,"
"No need to say it wkeu I tell you that I
do not believo in you. You nro n perpetual
acior, nun mo world Is your ungc."
"Then you do not believo that I lovo von ?"
"No, I do not believo it. You may think
"What will mako you believe In mo? I havo
tried my own way ; now tell mo yours and I
His faco and voico wero both so earnest
that they startled hir, till sho remembered
wnai nn uctor no was.
"Well, I hardly know." sho reiilliel. delib.
erntely. "If you wero onco so thoroughly in
earnest ns to forget yourself, it would bo
something. If I knew of somo trenerous.
self-sacrificing thing you hnd done, without
oiner people s knowledge, 1 suppose I should
bo moro rendy to trust you. And if I could
seo you iu somo thoroughly ridiculous posi.
Hon, disconcerted nnd helpless like common
people, with nil your defences down, I might
lie still more rendy to trust you."
"Not very ensy conditions to comply with."
"I never expected you to comply with
So tho subject dropped. Tho doctor still
enmo and went, but seemed to have abandon,
ed bis fruitless project. Thero were no moro
word traps set to catch her. Then, ns was
natural, sho began to feel a littlo moro confi.
deuco in him. Tho mero fact thnt ho remain,
cd their friend nfter finding that ho could not
navo ins own wuy hnd considernhlo weight.
About this time there wns n change in their
servants, one oi them leaving to lio married,
nnd a now uirl comiiie! iu lier tilnec. Thli
girl, whoso name wns Molly, bad not been in
tho house three days before some one chanced
to mention Dr. Hitchie's namo before her. It
was like tho pulling of n shower-bath. Molly
unqqieu me uusier, ami nimosi dropped her.
self in her astonishment. Did they know tho
good doctor, then, who bad been lier benef ac
tor when sho hadn't n friend in tbo world ?
who had found ber when her mother was al.
most dead of a fever, aud the children were
starving, nnd her father could get no work ?
Did they know bow he had cured her mother
nnd fed the children ? bow be had got her n
place where sho could learn house-work nnd
found n situation for her father ? bow ho had
never forgotten them, till even the baby,
which was so starved and thin, was now as
plump nud pretty a baby as could bo seen in
tho whole city?
And so on, an hour or moro ; indeed, Molly
would never have stopped as long as sho could
get any body to listen to her. Thero was no
doubting ber sincerity. Sho was a pretty,
faced, shy little Irish girl, who was speaking
out of her very heart.
Margaret thought with a curious thrill that
here was the first of tho conditions sho had
named fulfilled. Would the other one be, too?
Yes, nud with marvellous rapidity.
Happe-uiug to look out of the window ouo
lalxirers' holiday, a confused, angry sound
rose from the upper end of the street. It
grew louder, grew nearer, resolved itself into
n senii-tnob of excited luui-coutciits rushing
through the stre ets vociferating curses against
their employers. And there, iu the very benrt
of this rabble, his hat wissiug, his immacu
late collar rumpled, his face all red with ex
ertion there of all men iu the world, was
Dr. Hitehie. He certainly looked disconcert
ed and embarrassed enough to satisfy any
Margaret almost jumped iu lier astonish
ment. Hero wns condition number two met.
Sho w ns very uneasy nt first for his person
al safety. He seemed to bo trying to restrain
tbe mob from further mischief, and iu conse.
iiuoncc wos receiving some rathcrrough usage
nt their bands. Hut u messenger dispatched
later in the day n ported that tho doctor had
reached his own homo without serious injury,
though much bruUd nud tattered.
Ho did not emtio Ui see them that night,
nor the next. When at lost he was well
enough to moke his appcuruuee, there were n
few hours iu which Margaret's thankfulness
for his safety lulled to rest the old uneasy bus.
Hefore those hours had jiassed lie asked her
to bo bis wife, nud she consented. Threo
mouths afterward they were married in a
very quiet way, and, dispensing with nuy
wedding tour, began housekeeping iu tho
same e'osy establishment wberotho doctor had
so long presided nloue.
Margan t never nskiil herself now if she be.
lieved iu her husband. Sho kuew that she
loved him, nud kept the other question out of
sight. Hut very often ho would nk her of
his own accord, "Margaret, you trust mo
now?'' And then, though slieaU ays answer,
id "Yes," dutifully, her lips trembled, aud a
troubled light came Into her eyes. Had bo
succeeded iu making the child believe Jtbat tbo
moon w as made of green cheeso ? If so, ke
still loved it as dearly as ever. A year of mar
ried lifo made no difference. Yet sometimes
tho old curious, half.mockiug smilo would
conio back to his lips, the old unreal ring to
his voice. It was iu theso moods that ho al
wnys asked her if she trusted him, never if
she loved him. There was no need of that.
"I wisli you would not ask lue the tauio
question so many times," she said once, al
most petulantly. "Should I have married
you if I bad not berieved you ? As far as I
know, you have never deceived me. I hove
uskid your pardon half a dozen times for bar.
suspecte-d you of it. Are you such au invet
erate Iuilian that vou can't forgive and for.
"So you have," be said laughing. "No, I
have never deceived. Hut supposing I had
done just what you once told mo I did used
ouo truth and left another truth in the back,
ground, not harmfully or maliciously, but
simply because it was not suited to my pur
poses?" She was looking at him very earnestly.
How euruestly, ho did not perceive j bis keid
less mood wa upon him. ,
"You remember tbo two conditious you
onco made ?"
"I really helped those peoplo iu good faith
long before I knew you; I retlly tried my
best to restrain that mob ; but I brought both
coses purposely to your knowledge."
Wind, even to the last moment, thnt ho did
not see the change iu bis wife's face.
"It was for lovo of you, sweet one," bo
went on, guyly. "See, I have done what I
said I would. I havo bad" iny ow n woy, ond
yet my interest has not ceased. You told mo
once that it would, you know. Will you give
mo nbsolution, littlo wife ? Why, Mnrgnret !"
Ho might well exclaim, for her face was
white, and her eyes looked nt him as if iu all
tho world of phantoms- there wus none so uu
real as himself.
"Why, Muigurtt. thero was no sin iu it.
lloth your conditions wero genuinely, honest
"How can I know that?" sho answered,
in n low, dull tone. "How can I ever know
what is true or what is uiitruu about you to
the end of the world ?"
He took her in bis nnns, frightened at her
pain; sho mode no resistance. Ho stroked
lier faco and hair as if sho had been n littlo
child, aud sho submitted to it all, even smiled
tenderly wkeu bo told her how sorry ho wus
to have troubled her. Such happiness as he
could tako in lier lovo she gladly gave him ;
thero was something of more vnluo than that
had gone out of his nock forover.
It w as days nud months before he would
acknowledge this. Again nnd again bo asked
tho samo old ipiestiou, "Don't you trust me
yet?" asked it with hopent first, theu more
folteriugly, till at last the words died on his
lips before tho drooping, sod face that was the
Yet sho nccusid him of nothing ; sho know
herself tobo by nature a born skeptic, even as
ho was n born actor. Most unfortunately the
two bad coino together. Ho wns always us
itig his own thoughts, impressions, feelings,
os delicate instruments to pry into other poo.
plo's ineutnl anatomy. Naturally those who
discovered this lost all confidence iu the gen
uineness of such feelings. He was u man
misjudged, but himself provoked all the mis.
The little household grew graver, grew sad.
der; tho two heads of it curried a burden,
somo pain ; but children grow up happily,
nevertheless. When their littlo girl was born,
tho doctor, holding her in his arms, put the
old question iu a humidor form ; "You trust
mo a little, don't you r" Aud the patieut lips
answered, "A little," Three years nfter nu.
other daughter came, aud ngaiu bo asked the
samo tbiug. There came the same answer ;
He never questioned her again. After that,
silence fell between tlrem on tho olio soro snot
of their lives. Hut when many yearn Inter
than the other children, n boy wns born to
them, the doctor's eyes Hashed witli a new.
hopeful light, seeing perhaps o distant triumph
wheu tho nro of the child should moke plain
cr the life of the father,
That day of triumph was very near at hand.
Tko boy wns not two yenrs old when n elan,
gcrous fovcr rnvnged the neighborhood. Dr.
Hitchlo fought it ns ono fights fire, nnd wns
struck down by it himself nt Inst.
When ho knew that ho bad ouly nn hour to
live, ho looked at tho kneeling figure besirk
kiln. "Littlo wife, peoplo who aro dying get
credit for their words. It is n longtime since
miuo have had any meaning for you. Yet I
havo loved you fully ond deeply t I hove tried
to do what I could for tho world. Tell mo
that you believo that, even if you can not be
Tho shadow of tho solemn witness to whoso
name ho appealed wns on his fncc. Looking
still nt thnt shadow, sho w-ulspcrcd, "I do be
lieve it, nnd I belicvo you."
Hut in Hint presence, nnd with the last
brentli still nattering on his lips, tho old mirth
fill mockery of the man asserted itself, in
cradieablo to tho last.
"Margaret, how do you know but I am on
ly shamming death?" ho murmured. Aud
lor ono sickening moment stio did not know
it. Then the shadows closed over him tho
witness Deatli wns thero In silent con h mm
tiou of whnt had been srsokeu.
Two other witnesses were there also. One,
the still face from which all that wns bnfllinr'.
discordant, untrue, bad passed away liko n
drenm, lenving the story of a true henrt to be
read upon it. The other, the faco of n two.
year-old loy, who clung lo Margarets knee
nna looked up nt her with Ins father s eyes.
Through childhood, boyhood, mnnhood,
those eyes looked into licrs. in their unaucs-
tionnblc childish sincerity making plain tbe
dark placed of nuother life making them
tilain with nu almost pathetic brightness.
since lie so inherited his father's nature that
tho tune might como when ho also could snv.
looking bnck to childhood, "No one but my
uioiuer ever knew me. ' veirwr HffAijr.
Now the weary rest by right,
And the busy ongera bending
Orer work that set ins unending,
Toll no more till morning light,
Close the eyes with slumber preet;
In the streets the silence growing
Wakes but to the wslch-'iorn blowing.
Night makf-a ouly one request,
do to rest I
Slumber sweet 1
Blessed dream, each dreamer greet ;
He whom love ba. kept from eleeping,
In aweet dreama now o'er him creeping
May be bis beloved meet,
blumber aweet !
Hlumli r till the morning Light ;
Slumber till the new to-morrow
Cornea aud brlnga lta own new aorrow.
We are lu the Father'. Bight,
'root fie Otriiutn nt Tlmnli.rt Kttrnrt.
No feature of tbe educational systems of
Uermnuy, Switzerland, Austria, Helgium,
France, nnd other Kuropenu conntrles.is moro
striking to nu American observer than the
large number of industrial schools specially
desigued to traiu apprentices and make skilled
workmen and competent foremen. There
has been tho greatest progress iu luanufac
tures iu those counties where these sckools
kave been maintained longest nud most liber
nlly. Geneva has for maur Years maintained
aborologicnl school, and tho Swiss watches
have long been celebrated throughout tho
world, t'i'lie course of study nud practice
covers three years. No one cau graduate till
he has proved his skill again and ngain, by
making an entire wntch of standatd excel
lence. Tbe samo attention to minute details
is seen in tho industrial school at Lyons,
1-ranee, to which the preeminence, of tha
city iu the manufacture of silk is largely due.
It has twelve professors, aud tho course of
siuuy occupies three years. About 1IKI pti.
pilson an average aro iu nttondance. The
charge for tuition, uso of Laboratories nnd
workshops is $140 n year. Indigent students
nro aided by the chamber of commerce nnd
municipal council of Ljous, so that n portion
only pay the full tuition. Iu Ht-lgiuin the
girls have shared tbe advantages of industrial
schools as well ns the boys. The schools for
training in lacc-moking ond embroidering in
Hmssels have long been celebrated, and kin
dreel schools have more recently beeu opened
in Howlers Ghent, Ash, Deerlyk, nnd in
many other places iuthis busy little kingdom.
Helgium, witli obout fifty industrial schools,
and fifteeu thousand apprentices graduated
from them; Germany with over fifty-two
thousaud apprentices iu f ourteeu hundred and
fifty industrial schools; and Franco with
twelve thousand industrial scholars, show tho
practical appreciation of these institutions in
those countries which distance the competi
lion of surrounding nations in the great mar
kets of the world. Steam and the telegraph
are bringing nil nations into such near neigh
borhood that industrial ascendancy will be
long to that country that provides tho best
Industrial e-ducatiou. It. (7. Xorthrup in X.
Tun Great Wall or China. Tho great
wall of China was measured in mauy places
by Mr. Unthauk, an American engineer, late,
ly engaged iu a survey for n Chinese railway.
His measurement gave the height of 18 feet
ond a widtli on the top of is fett. Every few
hundred yards thero is a tower 'Jt feet square
and from it) to 23 feet kigk. Tko founilatiou
of tke wall is of solid granite. Mr. Untkonk
brought witli him a brick from the wall,
which is supposed to havo been made SOU
years before the time of Christ. In building
this immense stone fence to keep out the Tar
tars, the builders never attempted to ovoid
mountains or chasms to savo expense. For
1,30(1 miles the wall goes over plaiu and mouu.
tain, and over' foot of tho foundation is iu
solid granite, and the rest of the structure
solid masonry. In some places tho wall is
built smooth up against tbo bank, or canons,
or precipices, where thero is a sheer descent
of 1000 feet. Small streams ore arched over,
but on the larger streams tbe wall runs to the
water's edge nnd n tower is built on each side.
On tho top of tho wnll there nro brenst works,
or defences, facing in and out, so tbe defend,
ing forces cau inss from oue tower to anoth
er without being exposed to an enemy from
cither side. To calculate tbo timo of build
ing or cost of this wall is beyond human skill.
So far as tho magnitude of tho work is con
cerned, it surpasses everything in ancient or
modern times of which there is ouy trace.
Tho pyramids of Egypt are nothing compared
to it. Mulifn Tim ft.
Heaps and IJats. Tko London Medical
Examiner publishes some curious results of
tho investigations of Dr. Delauuny among the
hatters of Paris. Accepting it ns true that
the capacity of the cranium aud development
of tbo brain are proportional to tbe external
volume of the head, aud that tho intelligence
is proportional to the volume nnd weight of
the brain, bo shows that certain families do.
velop like individuals tbat is, have their pe.
riod of growth, theu a stationary period and
finally a period of decrease, followed by ex
tinction. Iu families iu tbo first period tho
bead enlarges from generation to generation,
while In families that ore Hearing extinction
tho head grows smaller. Tko citizens wko
wrought the revolution of 17K1) bad bigger
heads than their fathers, while the sons of
tho present ruling families in Franco hove
suck small keads that they require hats spe.
cially mado for them. Tho quarter in which
nro the largest heads iu Puns is that of tke
schools. The hatters of tho Fuuliourg St.
Germain soy they ouly fit fine heads, wkile
tke Polytcchuiaus have larger beads than the
St. Cyrians, and tko students of the Normal
School larger than those of St. Sulpice. Tho
clergy present a peculiar feature iu these stu.
tistics. In general, meu from 30 to 40 years
of ago have larger heads than those from 'JO
to 30. Not so, however, with the ecclesiastics,
whoso keads cease to grow ot about 25. Tko
cures, bishops, archbishops, etc., hove no
larger keads thau tko students of tko larger
Noiiie) .Vliinrliuli.eit Nlorle'e
Scrlbucr for Juno contains a poper entitle .1
"Lying ns n l-'ino Art : nnd the Claims of tho
Hev. Samuel Peters asiui Artist," by W, L.
Kingsley, editor of tho New Englunder." Ac
cording to Mr. Kingsley, Fclers's "History of
Connecticut," published in 181, is ill a great
measure the sourco of the famous libels on
Connecticut In tho mailer of tho Blue Laws.
How worthy this author is of belief may bo
inferred from the following stories told in the
History as sober truth :
"Ouo night ill July, 17o8, tho frogs of on
artificial pond threo miles square and about
fivo miles from Windhnm, (Conn.), finding
tko water dried up, left tho place iu n body,
and marched or rather hopped toward
Winuomnntic river. They wero under tho
necessity of taking the rondnnd going through
tho town, which they entered nbout midnight.
The bull.frogs were tko lenders, nnd the pipera
followed without number. They filled the
road forty yards wido for four miles in length,
nud were, for several hours iu passing through
tho town, unusually clamorous. The inhab
itants wero equally perplexed nnd frightened ;
somo expected to find nn nrmy of French nnd
Indians, and others feared an earthquake and
dissolution of nature. Tho consternation was
universal. Old nnd young, mnlo nnd female,
fled naked from their beds with worso shriek,
ings than those of the frogs. The event was
fatal to several women. The men, after n
flight of half n mile, in which they met with
tnnny broken shins, finding no enemies in
pursuit of them, made a halt nnd summoned
resolution enough to venture back to their
vt Ives nnd childri'n, wheu they distinctly heard
from the enemy's camp these words i 'Wight,
Hilderkln, Dyer, Tote.' This last they thought
meant treaty; nnd plucking up courage, they
sent n triumvirate to capitulate with the sup.
posed French aud Indians. These three men
approached in their skirts, nnd begged lo
speak with tBe general; but it being dark
and no answer given, they were sorely agitat
ed for bome timo betwixt hope and fear ; at
length, however, they discovered that tbe
drended inimical army was an army of thirs
ty frogs, going to the riverfor a littlo water."
These stories are thrown into the shade by
the famous account of Hollows Falls, in tho
"Two hundred miles from Long Island
Sound is a narrow of fivo yarels only, formed
by two shelving mountain of solid rock,
whoso tops intercept tho clouds. Through
t Ills chasm nro compelled to pass all tbe wa
ters which, in the time of floods, bury the
northern country. At the upper cohos tho
river spreads twenty-four miles wide, and for
fit e or six weeks ships of war might sail over
hinds that afterward produce tho greatest
crops of hay and groin in all America. Peo
ple w ho can bear the sight, the groans, tbo
tremblings, nnd surly motion of wnter, trees,
nnd ice, through this awful pnssnge, view
with astonishment one of tbo greatest phe
nomena in nature. Here water is consoli.
dated, walkout frost, by pressure, by swift
uess, between tho pinching, sturdy rocks to
such n degree of induration thnt on iron crow
cannot bo forced into it. Hero iron, lead,
and cork have one common weight; nud
here, steady as time and harder than marble,
tho stream passes, irresistible, if not swift ns
lightning. The electric fire rends trees in
pieces with no greater caso than does this
mighty water. The passage Is about 400
yards iu length, nnd of a zigzag form, with
The Curilen and Calilu.liulldliiir Jllrd
Tbe bird selects for its hut and garden a
spot on a level with the plain, having in its
centre a small shrub, with a trunk obout tbe
height and size of a small walkine-stick.
Around the base of this central support it
constructs, of different mosses, a sort of cone,
nbout n span iu diameter. This cone of moss
serves to strengthen the central pilaster, up-
on the top of which tho whole edifice is sus
tained. The height of the cabin is ot least
half n meter. All around, from the top of
the central pilaster aud diverging outward
therefrom, arranged methodically in on in
clined position, are long stems, tbe upper
euds supported on tho apex of tbe pilaster
auu tueir lower ends resting on tho ground,
and thus all around, exceptinir immediately
iu front. Iu this way is made the cabiu, con
ical iu form, and quite regular m the shapo
the whole presents when the work is com
pleted. Many other stems are then ndded
and iuterwoven in various ways, so as to make
a root at oueo strong aud impervious to the
weather, between tho central pilaster nnd
tue insertion in tno ground lucre is leit n cir
cular gallery in the shape of n horse-shoe.
Tbo whole structure has a total diameter of
about a meter.
Tho long, straw-like stems of which it
makes uso as rafters, nro tho slender nnd up.
right branches of a species of orchid (Jhhtlro
ortnm ), an epiphytal plant that grows in largo
tufts on tho mossy branches of tall trees.
They nro as slender as fine straws, oud aro
nbout half a meter in length. These stems
retain their small and closelv-packed leaves.
which aro still living, aud continuo to main
tain their lire a long while, as is the caso of
the greater part of tbo epiphytal orchids of
tho tropics ; aud thero is littlo elonbt that
theso sagacious birds select this pmnt, on ac
count of this vitality, purposely, to prevent
tho decay of their dwellings.
Hut the icsthetic tastes of our "gardeners"
are not restricted to tho construction of a cab
in. Their fondness for flowers and for gar
dens is still moro remarkable. Directly iu
front of the cutranco to their cabiu is a level
place occupying a superficies about as large
as tbat of the structure itself. It is a minia.
ture meadow of soft moss, transported thith.
cr, kept smooth nud clenn, and frco from
grass, weeds, stones, and other objects not in
harmony with its design. Upon tkis graceful
green carpet are scattered flowers nud fruit of
brilliant colors, in such a manner that they
really present tbo appearance of an elegaut
little garden. Tho greatest number of these
ornaments appear to bo accumulated near the
cutranco to tbo cabin. Tho variety of the ob.
jects thus collected is very great, and they are
always of brilliant colors. Dr. Thomaa if.
Ureiter, in Fcribner'f,
How to be A Gentleman. Wo want o few
private words with the boys. The truth is
we havo a great idea of boys. We used to
think that men wero made of boys. We bo.
giu to think now that theso wero old-fashioned
notions that they aro oil out of date.
Wo look around nnd see a great many person
ages grow up, with men's clothed on, who
are called iueu. Hut they act nnd be havo so
that wo feel certain that they were never
mado out of boys. If they hud been they
would know bow to bckav o better. Where
they camo from we do not know. Hut what
wo wish to put into the ears of the boys is
tlds bo gentlemen, Iu this country every
boy may grow up to ben gentleman if lie will.
It is not necessary tbat bo should become
rich nud most boys thiuk it is nor is it nee
essnry ho should become a distinguished man.
Hut somo impatient ones aro asking: "How
can wo becoino gentlemen? How con a boy
go nbout making himself ono ? Can ho work
for it?" l'es ko cau. Aud tho harder he
works iu tho right way the better. Hut ho
must study with his eyes and kis ears. Head.
lug hooks and newspapers is not enough. Ho
mint think ami feel as well as speak and net.
Cau be buy it ? No, bo cannot. Money will
buy a great many things, but it will not buy
what makes n gentleman. If you havo mou
ey, you can go to a shop and buy clothes.
Hut hat, coat, pants and boots do not make
n gentleman. They mako a fop, nnd sotyc.
times como near making a fool. Money will
buy dogs nud horses, but bow many dogs nnd
horses do you think it will tnke to mnke a
jentleinau? Let no hoy, therefore, thiuk ho
is to bo made a gentleman by tho clothes ho
wears, tho horse bo rides, the stick bo carries.
tbe dog that trots nfter him, tbo bouse be
lives iu, or tko money lie spends. Not ono of
nil these things do it and yet every boy may
bo a gentleman. He may wear an old bat,
cheap clothes, have no horses, live in n poor
house aud spend but littlo money, and still be
a gentleman, Hut bow? Hy being true,
manly, honorable. Hy keeping himself neat
nnd respectable. Hy being civil uud courte.
oils. Hy respecting himself and respecting
others. Hy doing tho best ko knows how.
Aud finally, aud above all, by fearing God
nnd keeping his commandments. j'ariah
y tutor, i
Another t iilcLmril Conscience.
Some one, a figure nrroyed.ln white, with
frills around its head and blood in its eye, le t
him In, nud he lunged with ensy grace into
tho first chair that went past him, after ho
bad mado several vain attempt to sent him.
self on tho piano. Tho reproachful figure of
Mrs. Hosbyschell regarded him with calm se
verity, nnd her icy silence made him feel tin
comfortable. "Moggareck," ko said thickly, but witli
crave earnestness, "Moggareck," (Mrs. Hos
bysckell's front namo is Margaret), "I've
hie I'vogotln gottaquickened conshielsce."
"A what?" asked Mrs. Hosbyschell.iu calm
"A epiickcd cosblcncc," repented Mr. Hos.
byscbell. "A iiuicked coshieiice. A hie -1'vo
got something oiiimy inln', Moggort.
I've gottn kic coffcsslol eexlfe-ssion- got n
cofession to make."
"You enn mnke it in tho morning," she
said, imperiously. "I nm going to bed. You
tuny sleep whero you plensc, or rnthe r w hero
"Naw," protested Mr. Hosbyschell, with
much vehemence, "I can't can't wait kic
can't got 'sleep 'ith th' sload oininy oininy
ommy mind. Got confession t' make, nn'
Mils' mus mnke it. Done suthin, Moggnrt
hie been been n been n lond ommy
miud long time, llecu hic- enrryin' guilty
secret 'round ith me too long. Quicked
coshicr.ee won't ginimy hope hie bo pence.
Mus' tell you sumpin , Moggart, sumpin' Ml
s'rpriso you. Pvc "
"Mercy oume, man !' exclaimed Mrs. Hos
byscbell, stnrtleel from her composure, "whnt
have you beeu doing? Tell mo quick, tell
me, for heaven's snke!"
"Moggnrt," said Mr. Hosbyschell, "its sum.
thin' ye uev hie never suspec suspected.
It'll mos' kill ye. Hio! S'pcc' it'll u nigh
drive me crazy. 'Sawful t' think 'bout Tt.
Y' y' wouldn't b'lieve it of me. Margnret,
ye wouldn't. I've been"
"Speak I" shouted the almost frantic worn,
nu. "I'm almost wild witli suspense! Speak,
tell mo all. quick ! Oh, I could tear her eyes
out ! Tell me, you brute, w hot is her namo ?
Who is she ?"
"Wh wh hie! Who's who?" demanded
Mr. Hosbyschell, in blank amazement.
"Tho woman, vou wretch!" screamed bis
wife : "who's the woman ?"
"Oh, shaw, Moggart," ejaculated Mr. Hos
byscbell, "tain't th hie that. Wussun that.
'Smore dreadful. 'Smore crushin'. Y'ou
hie y'vvon't hardly b'lieve it hie w 'en tell
'"Speak!" wailed the anxious woman,
wringing ber bauds, "Spenk; let mo know
the worst I What have you beeu doing ?"
"Moggart," said Mr. Hosbyschell, solemn
ly, and with the nir of n man upon whom n
quickened conscience had wrought its perfect
work, "Mogarct," ho 6aid, nerving himself
for tko shock of confession, "Margort, I've
hie I've been drinking !" Burlington
Ituiuan Xaturt) AsuotiLr Aula.
IMra. Iferrlck, in Beribner'a.
Wars among the nnts have very muck tko
snme causes as among men. It is n piece of
territory tknt is coveted, nud tko stronger
tribe goes out in force, vanquishes nud ejects
the wenker; or it is the possession of its
flocks nnd hcnls, which ono colony wishes to
wrest from another ; or in tbe slave-runkiug
species, a colony requires n new relay of ser
vants to relieve it of all core. In this case a
number of Formica nifa or Fonniea tntiigui
nea muster and advance against a nest of
Formica nigra, after a desperato battle for
the reel ants are very brave and the black ones
though cowardly, ore fighting for their young
the aggressors, who ore almost olwoys vic
torious, bear off tbe pupto of the block nuts to
their ow-n nests. Wheu they batch out into
perf ee t insects tho slaves take upon themselves
ths whole care of the colony ; they tend tho
young, take charge of the nest, and even feed
and carry about their lazy masters, who will
often die of starvation rather than help them
k Ives, even when food is cloe at band. Tbo
slaves, however, hove something to sny in the
nest. They detain their masters when they
desire to go out on a slave-making expedition,
till after the time that tho males and females
of tho negro colonics shall have taken flight,
so that the species shnll not bo exterminated.
When tho red ants come home without booty,
tbe slaves treat them with contempt, and
sometimes eveu turn tkem out of doors. Tliey
oro willing to work for their masters so long
ns they enn bold them in respect.
Iu these combats tbo ants oftcu manifest
a singular resemblance to human beings in
the effect which battle produces in the case of
raw recruits. Au nnt which nt first'seeined
fearful nnd hesitating, nfter n time becomes
excited nnd shows a frenzy of courage, reck,
hssly throwing nway its life without nccom.
plihhiug nnythiug. When an nut which hns
reached this condition of inseusnte fury bnp
peus to (all in with n body of self-possessed
workers, they quietly lay bold of it, several of
them holding its difierent feet, gently touch
ing it all tho whilo wilk tkeir antenuro till it
calms dow n and is oblo to listen to reason."
A Test of Aitection. Acertainyounglady,
possessing more than ordinary accomplish
ments for her class of life being tbe daugh
ter of poor but respectable parents on tho
death of a wealthy relative, recently, became
entitled to eight thousand pounds. When the
glad tidiugs reached tho ears of her neigh
bors, mauy warm admirers flocked around the
hitherto neglected beauty, and there was no
cud to tho overtures of love. Previous to tbo
turn of fortune's wheel, a young man of hum
ble pretensions had been the young lady's on
ly suitor, but tbe knowledge of ker wealth at
once placed a formidable barrier in his way
aud ho contented himself with being a sileut
worshipper at a distance. Matters ultimate
ly camo to a crisis, and, lu order to test tbe
offectiou of her devotees, tho young lady
ciuscd a report to be circulated that tho sup
posed fortune was, in reality, only a sham,
tho mistako baring occurred through a simi
larity of name. The intelligence bad the ef
fect of causing tbo visits of tbe lovers to be
come less frequent, and finally ceased alto,
gether. The humblo youth rejoiced at the
change, nud at once took tho opportunity to
console the mistress of kis heart, wko, to tke
surprise of all, rewarded kis sincerity with her
hand, nnd mado him solo master of the eight
thousand pounds. LiiiieriekIrilttntl) Timtt.
Longevity, It is remarked by physicians
that longevity is muck dependent upon tko
feelings ond occupations of tho mind. The
individual whoso thoughts aro centered and
whoso ambition is aroused by somo attractive
enterprise or project, seems to live a charmed
lifo. Thero is less sickness nud death among
the busy portion of the community than iu
tho circles of the idlers, the retired merchants,
gentlemen of fortune nud leisure, seekers of
mero plensuro and gratification of the senses.
Tho nitivo man cnu hardly afford the time to
be sick. It is not when soldiers ore on tho
march, or in ngr "coblo active service, that
mortality most invades their ranks, but when
encamped for nu indefinite period, or confin
ed to the dull routine of barracks after a live,
ly campaign. It is often a surpriso to note
the continuous and fatiguing labor endured
by statesmen nnd profissioual men duriug
periods of intense excitement, or the labori
ous tasks accomplished at times of planting
and harvesting by tbe farmer who is thorough,
ly interested iu what ho hopes will provo a ro.
muuerativo crop. Pleasant and constant cm
ployment is the safest armor against tho ap
proach of disease and tke shafts of death.
--Jonathan Walker, known us the Man
witli tho Branded Hand, having been the sub
ject of John G, Whitlicr's stirring poem thus
designated, recently died nt Muskegon, Mich,
Ho wns through life a strong Abolitionist,
nud from the year lHI.'i to 18.V) delivered
many lectures throughout the country on
slavery. Ho spent several years of his lifo nt
sea, and for attempting to free some slaves
was captured In l loruui in 1811, Imprisoned
ouo year, put iu the pillory aud branded with
a hot iron on tke right baud with tho letters
"H. S." meaning "slavo stealer, ' though
Whittier gave to tho letters tbo significance,
"Salvation to tho Slavo." Ho died in greot
poverty. Au attempt was inndo a few months
ago to ruiso fuuds for tko old liiun, but it re
sulted iu nothing.