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Pmb Halloo's Pictorial.
1h Trial f ruk.
V SLICK . MIL.
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holiday Imaine .. over- roany m-re w
I'll, fashionable unholslerer mi'dil have
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her need lit wie.'purso-prou'lluvorticsoi 1
turn iit iimi "mi mm -
scarcely h. troubled th4 lur-elf. Ik -
knew not how to meet hi daily engage
menu, their inlet hud U11 o much h
than their importation! had anticipated. Oa
the floor below them, whole bale of cotly
damasks and broend" were lying unpacked,
and in tho aJe-room, usually so thronged
at Dili season of ihe year, lh richet fab
ric were untouched ill on the shelns, and
boxe of rare la-e and embroidery eldo.n
saw tha lunliL'ht ther wort destined
Tha poor woman knew that heoko the
truth, yul the lia l cl'lii; 10 w mis inn nope
f employment, li they who had known
and trusted her so long, could not furnish it,
what hop wan there or a ch.mct engage,
went, when thousands of her own x were
u 11 able, to earn tho bread they ale, and
stronu active men roamed the sireeis idly
while their wive and children iilarved at
In all tho mverse and sorrows which Ma
ry Iiond had met with lieforo, she had been
brave and even thankful. Sho had l-en a
proud and happy wife and mother, tho mis
trcssof a comfortable homi'. 'no by one
these bleiiiL'S Lad been withdrawn by the
band who pave them, nnd shn had not
mourned sinfully. Her hub:ind' long sick
ness and death, laviitg her fir.t-lur.u Usido
bim the same fatjil summer, her noble boy,
so frank and loving, to whom she had come
to look lor love nnd syuilmthr in In lather
s'cad thus were enough to shuke the firm
est faith, yet she bad "glorified fiod in the
Sueh blow msdo it easier for her to give
up her comfortable home, nnd accept her
lot henceforth with those whoso dady labor
supplied their daily need. Shu had grown
almost cheerful aiiini, in this busy life, uu
sang at her needle, to otiiet tho littlo om
lying 011 the floor ut lnr feet, whose pretty
supiilicalii'iis it has been at first hard to re
sist. She took up lovingly tho burdens of
those among which slut was thiown, nnd
cheered them with sympathy nnd hopeful
words. II11I want actual want of food and
and fire in this bitter weather, stood before
her now, and temptations to doubt the good
ness sud wisdom of rroudenco grew stroii
ger sud stronger. Sho could henr the cold
and hunger herself; she had duns so many
a night already, wrapping her shaw l closely
around hur with benumbed lingers, and try
ing to forget (hat the whi supperh t, as she
watched her children in their deep nnd
healthful sleep. She ha I evor hem thank-
fill for tho licccsMtv to ciniilov everv mo.
inent, lest in eao and plonty she should have
round tune Tor murmuring. Hut wretched
idleness, then, to which she must look for
ward, wo doubly hard in tho prospect of
suffering through the need of her children,
ami the temptation that camo with her to
their lonely room.
"I would woik at half price, Mr. Mercer,
willingly," sho said, lingering at tho stair
caso, with her heart chokingly full, at tho
morning's disappointments. She knew,
when sho offered to do so, 'that sho had
scarcely been nhlo to livo thus f.ir, even
when the had tho lilllo hourd saved from
.1 1 1
iiiesuio 01 m r lurmiuro to maw u j.ou.
That was all gonn now, hor hut coin was
slipped iu her well worn, well-mended cot
ton glove, to puichu.se n lonf on her wuy
"I am torry," Mr. Mercer said again,
kindly, considering the hourly applications
iimi worn 111:11 lo to In 1 1. and Ins own menial
disijuiot, "but every olio is willing to do the
same. Wo, really, have no work to give at
In pil of hur strong msolut ions, tho tears
nearly blinded Mrs. Hond. as slid L'l Oik d
down tho long, dark stairca-o to the sales
room below. 1 ho clerks, still retained for
appenranea'iako, walked idly backward ami
forwards, washing tha wonfher through the
plate glass of door and windows, measiii iii"
theirslridcs down the room by tlio ined.iU
lions of tha velvet curput. Sho hurried past
them into the wvtaud muddy .Uvct, where
the snow was falling, nut thick mi l fast with
promises of merry sleigh hells, and gay par
ties, but floating drearily down, as if loth to
stain its purity by melting into the miio be
low. Tho sloro windows msdo a jest of ho
iuggay wilh their disnl aV of 111 ,1 ii 1:1 V tt ...r.d
and the carriages of thmo slill considered'
wealthy splashed the papers bv. Mis. It.md
paused More a low sturo, where slio had
ought occasional employment, before her
more profitable engagement w ith Mr. Mer
cer. "I will try once more," sho ai, to her
self, as she waited for a guv cani ne parly
t cross th pavtmiont. h 'W!V. apparently a
mother and daughter, the young Kh I
'out, radiant w,th expectation and beauty,
heightened by ery chum of dress. There
was no suggestion of "hard limes," thowf.
in propnetie cry, now realized, was on al
most every lipi the perfect toilet f these
elegant women. Tho littlo fct exposed to
tb luclemency of the day, almost a, ,,uuh
by their IWian boots as her own by worn
out shoo, hands gloved so daintily, flounce,
rustling, velvet cloaks touehiim" her own
eoarse clollunsr a (Lev sw.1,1 0 t.. ..
lev SWeot lent. T,v..l
younger children with'their nur r,m:l;.,...l I
l the. e.rrl, Tl. ..... . .." I
, .. ,1 i eniju-i vseateil lia l
its litter of half opened parcels, toys and
ck, aiid tumpting ceiikvtioiierr, which
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f-tMiiB miuioui ruuKu or si-ru-
A rWlins atttw of Lit., ,-r,, .... !.....! .
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the kv .oiiwn'. heart ss she counted
with the,e gaily .Wj ,,,, hcr ow
liuleoiiealGekoJ us. V J , 7 i.,....
their long deferred m.l . f n IT"?, ' .r
win, wiuiuui an .Hen. l,ml n.t
she would bring. "'
. rr,.- . ,, ,,, Im!f j, filtlUir j
STArtiiteifc. r?" -
her if she bad known it, for it embodied the
war and rebellion of her own mind, not only
nr,iiist these favorites of fortune, but Hun
)u had madti them to to diflor.
th're w a. no work" 10 oe give., ouv, .m .
I. ....... .,!.., Imn.l. were uiieiimlovea
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hvoritor f.rlUiieth.ilic!U:kof faith. Left to berself, when M
1 J"t encountered.
liut for her children she
Would dio flint.
'Il'iw lung rnuol this state of thing cm
linuei" said one gentleman to another, as
tin y waited on a lady' .low (election of an
embroidered dres. "'J hero will be terrible
distress among the Joor,"
"fiod alone knowsbusiness must revive
a little in tlie irin. I think we haveeen
lb worat. If we can only (et ll.roiijrli Hie
Illnaiionoi rciruur miu im: .-n vm
"Two iiioiiiIh yet," thoiit'lit Mm. Iiond,
m nlio eau(,'ht tho word. L'l, to that time,
by the prepayment demanded of poor lodg
er like hrdf,he would have a shelter, but
fiKjil and fire where were they to come
"Hut, mamma, tin i no much more el
8'init," urged the young (irl, who wai hei
latiiig between two flnuiices of lace, destined
to i!rae her lint real ball dress.
"And the difference in cot, o triflinj,',"
addrd I ho ready thop.wnmnn.
The lady oiened and abut her gold bor
dered forte mnmiuit mechanically.
'J low much did you ay I"
"Only ten dollar, ma'uin! in the whole,
"Only ten dijllarn well, that is but a tri
fle compared to your hein? really suited, Au
jjua. We will take tho liru.weU only
don't let your father know, for mercy sake,
how much the whole dans comes to. lie
will be preai hiug 'hard time' again, before
you know it."
''he girl, thus tatifjht a lesson of duplici
ty and frxtravngnnce, and by a mnthir, re
s;nndvd by an expressive glance, that Kaid
plainer than word, "never f' ar t'ust me
fur that!" and drew her dress out of contact
with tho poor woman pacing.
"Some bejrgar," said the polito shop-woman,
louking after her; "tho store in crowd,
ed with them, and they are so impertinent
"They really ought to rnforeo tho law
ii(f.iiiist htreet beggars," tho Imly returned,
wilh a nod of her plumed velvet bonnet.
"l''orty-liveilolliirs,yiu said I believe those
are good bill tho boy can take the parcel
to the c.'irri;pjf ; we uro goiiy directly to
Mury Iiond faced the chill unpleasant at
mosphere, ami turned towards the obscure
street ill which sho lived. ? ever hud the
war seemed so weary, or God's providence
so i-ttnni'e 1 ' Unly ten dollars I live week
hard curuings it wnt to her two month
rescuo from inevitahlo sufl'orinrr. How lit
tlo tho rich know of the comfoit that may
he wrung from every pennv, when it is ex
pended wall the forethought ofdays I
somethiiig of the load wss lightened as
0 stepped from the creaking stairs and
turned l lie koy of her own room. Within
Wiis tho quick patter of feet across tho Hot
dear childuu voices, and the welcome
"O, it's mother ! mother' ooinu 0 cood'.
"nod! I'm so clad"
Tho threadbaro drosses nnd tho blue
pinched fuces went to her very soul, as she
uiviiiofi halt ot the lont auioni; tiiein, woii-
doring as sho did so, whoro tho next was to
enmo from. Sho could not borrow of her
neighbors, thajr were as poor ai herself;
poorer, fur when she took Willie, tho young
est, into her Ian and chafed his little cold
hand-wind feet, ho began to tell her of poor
Johnny iumi, who came ami cried through
tho keyhole, because he wni so hungry, and
Ins nioihor had not come home yet, anil now
it wo dark. Wouldn't his mother go for
Juhnny, nnd give him some bread too, and
keep him till his own mother camo
Mrs. Hond sat still for a momuiit ; should
she take this l;i-t mouthful from her own
children for a stranger t It was onlv a mo
ment, and Willio was set gently down, and
she went onttoseck tho lonely hungry child.
Sho had m.t far to go, for ho had drawn
his feet up under him on tho entry floor,
illiin sound of her children's voices fer com
panionship, and so hud cried himself to
1 f 1 .1 ,
t . Vf i i ' T mV"T'
tecterl loot were like ico. Soshe carr ed him !
back to her own room, where tho chill had jit
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ueeiisoiieneii ai least, ov tho morn n-r'. fi,
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uauuov jeioet.arre.1 her Irom the greatest
"Ari - it: ,
s led ,1,., . Id" : " " . 'V.. I
timik it .;; L'r . : . 1 :
r t::ll IJU Wl - .
tellstVohmiy," " ",Ul"'r VCri:
"No," answered Johnny f,i,l,. ,,.,
he h.van to cry ami sobi.o vl.d..i,"iK- il i.
children Were fii-'htened.
Mm. Hond utiilersto'd it belter than thev,
for she had more than once met her neigh'
bor reeling on the staircase, and braid the
souiil ol blows and crien from 1...-
1W little Johtiny ! no wonder be Irembled
o h hid his head 0n her Kwom.
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T" HM thai
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Tbe very etK,rt to ai,k cbrfullr t , '
and the' tout rrt fl
J..l,. i...' i.. .mTMl .f
.... i . 7 lr" "or own 'wWren,
' eiierisneo; at least lou. . ... r i
l,. d.-,d,., ' "1H,' h,r M . 11,8
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n . lore
" " " . ' UiW taV
w.- ,. IJJArr'iT'-
iwnguuuj Uhve. -I know it m ... W 0
IM ..it. or Ur tha I1CW itorV about tllO
brook and the ravens, mid the cuke of
"O, yea, that a nice one, anu wouiuu i
little. Lot cake. such ai mother
unedto make night for father's supper!
I.M.U- r.n tlin other lids of her.
rm 1 1 1 ---- a.
Mary Jiond could not Help ui suuuon
shelter of her own room, sh
would have given way to tho bitter tears of
disnpiiointuiciit and envy iiihi sue nau .ul
.l,lf.., ilwir sake. Her benrt was too
hard for prayer, or seeking comfort whero
she bad ever found it, iu the pages of Jloly
Writ. I imibt and murmuring lino seemeu
to rise ull day, as a heavy cloud between her
and her ood, IJut me niiuy roc w
touched bv the bund of a littlo child, and
there was still the fountain of sweet waters
to bestirred beneath it.
Kh earriid the now sweetly sleeping Johnny to
his bed. and bid dowu wilh her own lilllo m,
calmer and heavier than she had bain iiK' this
lut trouble threatened her. Kor the morrow shall
Uike eara of Ilia thing, of llelf, waa tha hut Co
hen nt ilioiiehl tliat floutad through her niind.
Out tlie cold wintry morning came, dead onhea
on tha Imirth. frost on tho window panes, tk-et
aud torm without, and th children hang Hf, half
anlied and fretful about her. Ib-w thickly nd
bitterly th old temptations cme thronging back?
Hut the knew they war tomptation now, ana
remitted Ihrm with a silent prayer for sireiiittu.
Thuiuh heay mo, yet will I trurt in him! Hut
a she turned over tho slender wardrobe of herself
and children, adding her a button and there a
Iring, the heavy thoughts would come back.
There was not a friend in lh grout city he
cuuld apply lo j they had come there as stranger,
the year befuru her hunbund death. Veoeath
that roof were tea fumilie as deatitute a herself
by thie sudden eesaation of nearly all businea.
O, if the peoplo only knew how the poor were
sufierio,', they could not waste o much I the
thought, as the teen of yesterday returned to her
mind. 1'iwi Ldwuid ! the wu glad that ho had
died without dreaming of the want to which hii
wife and childien would be reduced. There were
tho clolhrs tint he had laid aside the day before
betook to hit bed, almost sacredly preserved, at
the bottom of the drawer. All eb-e had bten
old those old and well worn, she could not part
with I It was not foolish self-indulgence either
no one wo'.ild give her onyth'ng for llem, and
some day K.lily Wuuld need the suit her rkilful
hands could piece from the remnants. Why not
do it now I There was nothing else she could do
and yet she touched the ulinoit threadbare gar-
incuts liiiecriui'ly, reverently, they recalled so
keenly the day they had been thus fulded and laid
A bit ofwiulo paper fell to the floor, memo
randum made perhaps that very day. The dear
handwriting of the dead no matter how trivial the
record was tweet to her, and she stooped down
and raited it to her p'. There wo something
within, lighter still 1 she held her breath as alio
unfolded it ; it teemed almost too much of a mira
cle to be believed. Yes, Ihe date wo that very
day of hittickness, and he had forgotten to mention
it lo her.
"Keccivcd ef D & C , the enclosed
$111, considered by mo a a bad debt."
The preeite, clerk y hand, told the story, and the
money won mill there, a pfl from the dia l !
No wonder that tho ch ldren crowded around
her, and osked if ) waa ''sick," or "sorry," lor
the revulsion was like grief nt first, as she swuyed
to and fro, her face hidden in her ban Is, and
realized that her wants were supplied, her lailh
lcaues rebuked in lovo and gentleness.
This is nut a record of tho present Want and trial
round us ; but though it happened long ogo, it is
recalled with tho hciwnfelrcnglhciiingsoinewenry
heart, and confirming a waning faith in the promise
of the Ixird.
Several years ago, when tho south of
Ireland was, as it ever has beeu within the
memory of the oldest inhabitant, in a dis
turbed state, a gentleman advanced in years
uvea iu a retired country House, ilo was n
bachelor, and whether trusting in his suppo
sed I'omiinriiy, or nnnsiiiiii.r t hat t in rren
.'nil iinirin ninong tho gentry was cround
ess, ho continued in his lonely mansion lonrr
after his neighbors had quitted theirs for a
sater resilience in town.
II.. l,.l ),.,.,. i...i:....i e. 1 ,
v ' -".1... ifivu-iiioseu ior several uuvs.
8,,l'l'fr 1,1 ,"s wd-room, which was on the
rrm.,.l 1'..... ....1 1.. .. . . .
" " "-' "nil nuiVIl
the servanu went to
. ,1... 1
u,u . Ltiu WUllM
wa-, shut ui for tho nwdit
vj I'lu.eieiiuni oversiirni. Wero tormilten
in the old man's chamlr,
&r h--ft- ' - to bed, he
"' g window lifted
' leaped through (he win
"V" ";oI tollovred him in quk-k
ok, gemteman sprang from
ni me aparimetu; recollecting, however, the
iorgotieli siimier tray, ho provided himself
mi a case ktiito, aud reolutely took his
ui I. .1.:.. i .
.. uuuiun mo uoor. tie bad one advan
tage over the murderers.they were in full
moonlight, and he shrouded iu impenetrable
A momentary hesitation took place
"""'"""i unoecuieil a
ll-illlV. wim A,mll n,,.. .:. .!
which ol them shou d ent tl,
T,T' Wih ,he ,otfiJi,i
'T ' "T kneW her ,he
victim slept. At lactone of thrill..;,.. .......
tiou.lv ni.nroached and . " V;..7
. " '"ouieni iu
tloor-way, hesitated, advan.vd . n
a whisper was hrard-a breathl..; .i.
reigned around, aud the apartment be-
"tio on. 7V . r.?n7"' . .
n nn ,u Ui .1...1. . ,1. , ..
j rtfWtiti., r ,j.Lulmu. ',0 I .
' vjuw wo neceesarv '
I . 111. . d.nn rrroaO the robber tank upon
nun -"I O
lue'Vr: .. ..... .......1.. ii i.i..n
r.r.,-..nii.d tha rulliuns ill the OUUr
from knowing the fate of their comrade. A
second presented himself, crossed ihethresli.
old, stumbled against bis dead associate, and
received the old man's knifuin bis bosom.
Ihe wound, though mortal, was not so fatal
as tho other, and the rulliati had the strength
to ejaculate bo was a dead man.
Instantly several shots were tired, but the
old gcntlcmau's position sheltered bim from
A third assassin advanced, leveled a lonjr
fowling-picco through th door-way, and
actually rested the barrel against the old
mau'e body. The direction, however was a
slanting ono, and, with admirable self-possession,
be remained steady until tho mur
derer drew the trigger, and tho ball passed
him without injury; but the flush from the
gun unfortunately disclosed his jdaco of am
bush. Then commenced a desperate struggle
tho robber, a powerful and athletic rollian,
closed and seized bis victim around the body.
There was no eaualitv between tho comba
tants with regard lo strength, and nit hough
the man struck often and furiously with hi
knife, tho blcws wero ineffectual, and he was
thrown heavily upon tho floor, with the mur
Even then, at that moment, bis presence
of rnind saved this hcroio gentleman. Ho
found that tho blado of tho knife bad turn
ed, and ho coutrived to straighten it on the
floor. Tho rufliau's bunds were nlrcudy on
his throat the pressure more suffocating
a few moments moro aud tho contest must
bo ended ; but an accidental movo of tho
body exposed tho murderer' idc the old
man struck wilh bis remaining strength a
deadly blow, the robber's urasp relaxed, and '
with a yell of mortal agony ho fell dead
across his exhausted an' agonist.
Horror-struck by the denth-shriek of their
comrade, tho bandits wanted courngo to en
ter that gloomy chamber, which had been
already fatal to so many. They poured an
irregular volley in, and leaping through an
open window ran off, leaving their lifeless
Lights and assistance, came presently
the chamber was a pool of gore, and the old
man, nearly in a stato of insensibility, was
covered w ith the blood, and encompassed
by tho breathless bodies of bit intended
murderers. Ilo recovered, however, to en
joy for years his wxdl-won reputation, and to
receive from tho Irish Viceroy tho honor of
knighthood, which w as never conferred upon
a braver man
From tho Louisville Journal.
It there on this cold, telM-h earth
One lica't so cruel as to scold
A roguish buy, brim-full uf mirth,
.And, like my pet, just two year old ?
For fun and mischief scan to leap
Through littlo blue eyes from Hobby's heart,
As from a harebell's chalice peep,
The half-iniprisun'd sunbeams dart. '
I (tot a twitch the other day,
Just half inclined to whip my pet,
But on the man'el stowed nw-ay,
That switch, unusid, is lying yet.
l or when I shook it o'er his head
Ilo danced about ha'f wild with glee,
Then quick behind the t;ib!e fled,
And feigning fear, peeped out nt me.
What rou.'d I do but laugh at that ?
Nor did my fit of laughter fail
To make him nurse for to the cat
lie sneaked, ami pu'led her long sleek tail
Until poor pussy niewe J aloud,
Aud then, I shook the twitch oneo moro,
And many whippings inly vowel
For little Rob were still in store.
liut when I cried (with half a frown) '
"You'll hurt (he eat, you naughty boy 1"
lie hugged her up and smoothed her down,
Until poor pussy purred with joy
For oreVirough all his m'schief flows,
Am "entle fcelin" toftlv b.am
. a if
Through his wild mirth, like some sweet roje
Itcflectcd fruin a gunhiug stream.
Front morning's dawn till set of sun,
li s foot and fingers never tiro,
llo steals the poker for a gun
And takes the broom to poke the fire.
Then with a cunning look he'll sluud
Up 'ii the highest chair in reach,
And shouting loud with outstretched hand,
l'retend to make a m'ghty speech.
In every nook nnd corner sly,
His roguish eye it sure to peep,
And Grandma's pocket he will try
To fathom be it e'er so deep.
He pulls die buttons off my dress,
And thcu says "look." My pretty boy I
When I might seuld, I pause to bless
Thy upturned face, so full of joy.
His father's hat he luvee to wca?,
And, ledinn half his tiny head,
A glow of beauty, rich and rare,
Upon that old black hat is ihed.
Fur 'nenih its brim so dark and deep,
His dimpled face a'l bright wilh bloom
. Feepout,aro8y rapon peep
Souieu'uw from clouds of wintry gloom.
He'll tlyly pull his brothers' hair,
Or steal their toys and run to me,
But when thty gather round in prayer,
lit foe will be nd bit little knee ;
And though he scarce can speak a word,
There' trorikip in hi. seeking eye,
Anil Hobby's prayer I know is eerd,
When he loots up to God'i blue iky.
T! Tt,,er! U are the
themvsU - riousclanhas r.n li S . '
u,u t'Hrrnur' "7 l of bi bree-1
cues. ix. - ,
The ttu.iy Htov.
Ia ike lowa of U .there Je W
twerivol hod.ar torrS( k'r1 ,Mr
i. ..,.ll il,. LmioeM of lh village. Atlast
th invtalion of a new ttov gov Mr. Drown th
BMKiidtuey. Il proved convenient and economi-
col and met wilh universal favor. Tho Inventor
wot never tired of descanting uiu it merit, and
it rapid sal proved the truth of hi coniineuda.
All this wo not "done in a corner, " M r. Join
wo. far from eujnyintf hi n.igl.hor' eelebriely j
but for wliii couid do lillle eUe than found th
l ,m n-i wure. and nuielly Conceal hi
The best nieo have lb. ir eneinie o had Ihi
excellent stove. Koine one, either from Igivminc
of il proper management, or from peiveneiien.
chanced to return one to Mr. J., the rival of the in
ventor. Sow was his hour of Iriumph. Mr. Jonct' a
cit.iw front thop had for a long llm been the re
ceplacleofdiliipidnlcd nd worn-out toves, dis
carded fur modern luventiont, aud sold at old irou.
Foremost among the moinumoaU of the ignor
ance, ami folly of our father, th "Queen of the
Kitchen" wa. placed.
It took but one or two thorough dreuchiugt in
Ihe raiu, to give her the tame rusty ealeu worth
ies. aipcurnuce with her ancient companions.
Never had enemy more complete triumph!
The complacent invenlor teemed like a ditcou
certed orator, to have lust tho thread of hit dis
count He no longer followed customers to Ihe
duor with pemeveriug eulogies of the favorite stove,
fearing the countenance of the drfocd and
weulher-beaten "Queen" might give Ihe lie lo lib
asverlians. A deliberate slander, furnishing ground
for a libel mil, would have been relief but to
have his faultless slove standing there hi a con
dition which teemed to say, "I have been tried and
found wanting," was more than hi wounded
tpiril could boar.
The silent detraction had the desired effect
Hit neighbor who could not spoil a joke for fiiend
ship's sake, twitted him with his misfortune ; and
what was slill more serious, the ale of the "Queen"
decreased, to the entire satisfaction of his rival.
Though in the competition of trade, sueh thing,
may be considered honest, who can help teeing in
this rusty ttovo an illustration of the worst sort of
of evil speaking I
Not the kind that utters itt foul slander iu tones
which reach your ears, and gives you (he oppor
tunity of self-defense, but the "stab in the dark,"
with Ihe tneiny and weapon concealed. "Wrath
is cruel and anger it outrageous, but who is able
tostund before envy 1"
These sileutsluiiders, like Mr. Jones, say nothing
of which you can complain ; "but by cerluin
ominous glances, nnd significant shrugs uf the
tbou!dcr,or perhaps by a brief iiisimiulion, ruin the
repiilatiou of hit victimt in the most ture and
They sometimes dwell by your tide, and share
your hospitality j and when you are iu a com
municative mood, artfully draw you out upou some
uuforluaate .object or t-nit you lo th. betrayal
of passion, and wheu with sullied reputation, you
seek to find your enemy he has said nothing."
AT. Y. Ohtiter.
At Marietta, Ohio, not long since, a
young Methodist minister who was deliver
ing nn cloquest discourse, iu w hich temper
ance was etitorceu, was repeatedly interrup
ted by ofifensivo inquiries from ono of his
congregation. Ilo submitted becomingly
until tho third olletice, when calmly leav
ing the desk, nnd walking d' libeiately to
the pew w here the llltei 'rog.itor nt, anil las
telling one hand lii inly upon thu collar ol
his coat, and the other on tho waUlband of
bis "iitiiiietitionables," he lifted him square
out ot his seat, and bore him down tho itislc
to the entrance, from w hich he ejected him,
and then returning resumed Ins sermon.
There- was no more interruption thereafter.
A few d.iys since, in the North Carolina
legislature, while n bill was pending which
unposeu a una tor setting liquor to live ne
groes, a member objected on tho ground
that "such a law would make free negroes
moro decent than tho whito population.
Wo clip the following from nn exchange,
but it is appropriate for this latitude ns well
ns others :
t.U was Hum that old lll
This was ihe dying exclamation of the
miserable Darry, huiigin llutl'alo on the last
Friday in November, for tho murder of bis
wife. Uvercome by terror at the foot of the
gallows, ull his hardihood gone, quiveritt"
in every nerve, shrieking wild prayers for
mercy, his despairing cry was "Great God !
Oh my God! what an end I have come to!
Merciful God 1 look down on me ! have
mercy on my soul ! It was rum that did
it! "and thus exclaiming, the drop foil,
and 1 nrry was in eternity 1 Thus was the
Ilow to nut a doss on Linen HMri.
"Take two ounces of fine white ffiim arabio
powder put it in a pitcher, and pour ou a pint or
more of boiling water, according; to the ttrenirth
you denire aud then, having covered it, let it
etand all night iu the rooming pour it carefully
u u' oregs into a clean bottle, cork it and keep
it for use. A table spoonful of gum water stirred
into .pint of starch made uj the usual manner. I
B,ve io .awn, ciiner white or printed, a look of
newness, when nothing else can restore them after
mey have been washed."
It is stated in the newspapers that the famout
fossd .kelelon of the seugMon, found in Alabama,
some fourteeo vear. .mi h . n , I
Koch, hibited in New York, sod afterwards told
- -p.-- - "ciinwi oiawa i
to a Ur. McDowell, at St. Loui,, was lately taken
for deU., and in prucest uf removal fell to pieces
" f ",e bcnM were bn,k.B, when the
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by tt raw material.
SALMAGUND I .
Women's Uili (teralljr decay sooner than
meu'ellio reason of which, oy a friend of ours,
is becaut of th friction ot th loiigu owl th
aweelttcet of the I pt. '
Th following is a copy of th sign up an
cad. my for leaching youth in on ef tb western
1'rkkmmn and Huuot, School Tascuaa.
Freeman teache th Hoy and Hug th GlrU.
A lady who live about leu mile, from Gorman'
town, affirm thai her buys sr th most tender
hearted children eh ever knew. Kbo say that if
ah ask on of them la draw a pail of water, bo
,iy hur$t$ into lean.
A young lady, having been engaged to b mar'
ried, changed hr mind and be.ougbt the aid of a
friend, toying, "Do help m ut of thl knot."
'Oil, certainly," replied her friend, "that's oil
done, at it it uly a beau-knot."
Somebody tayt that a young lady should alway
ask the following question be for accepting th
hand of a young man :
1. Is he honest? 2. It he kind of heart T 8.
Can lie support me comfortably f And especially
ior htlakea ntwtjtaper and fay for it ia ad'
A loin of multon was on the table, and the
gentleman opposite look the carver in hand.
"Shall lent il suddlewise t" quoth he.
"You hud better cut il bridlewise," replied his
neighbor, "for then we shall 1! have a better
chance to get a bit in our mom h r
An old lady who did not know whether her
plonlalion waa in Virgin'anr North Carolina, found
when the lino wet run, that th wot a retideut of
"Wall," said the, "I am glad I dou'l live In
North Carolina I It was always such a sickly
A woman was giving evidence iu a case, when
lie was asked by the lawyers:
"Waa ihe young woman virtuous previous to
"Was she whatr
' irtuout .' wot she chasie 7"
"Chaste ! yet the wat chaied about a quarlor
of a mile."
A fellow was doubting w helhor or nut he should
volunteer to fiht tin Mexicans. On of Ihe flags
waving before his ryes bearing tho inscription,
victory or death,' somewhat troubled utid discour
sed him. "Victory is a very good ihimr," said
he, "but w by pul it victory or death ?" "Just put,"
said he, '-victory or cripple, nnd I'll go that."
"Why don't you put on a clean shirt 7" said s
swell the other night to his companion ; "ihen the
girls will smile upon you as they do upon me."
"Every body can't afford to wear a clean shirt
every day at you cun," wit Ihe reply. "Why notl
said whito collar. "Decatire,' said soiled collar,
"erery lotly't mother it not a tensh tcoman.''
To Make Yeast.
To two middling sized boiled potatoes add a pint
of boiling wnter and two tub e spoonfuli of brown
sugar. One pint of hot water should bo applied to
every half pint of the comp nnd Hot water is
better in warm weather. This yeast being mndo
without flour, will keep lonrcr, and is raid to be
much better, than any previously in n-e.
In a jolly company each one was to nsk a ques
tion ; if it was answered, he paid a forfeit ; or if
he co d I not answer il himself, he paid a f if it.
Pat's question was, How the little giound equine
dis his hoio without showing any dirt about the
entrunce?' When they all gave il up Cat said,
'Sure you see, lio bej ns at the oilier end of the
hole.' One of the rst i"e!aiin-d, 'I'.ul how doe
he get ihere 7 ' All,' said Put, 'that's die qnesi ion
canyon answer it yourtelf?"
In the Independent we find the following from a
' But did I novcr tell you what a time' I had
with my little Joe J" '
'No, what was itJ"
"Why, I was showing him a picture of the mar
tyes thrown to the lions, and was talking very rol
cmnly to him, trying to make him feel what a tor-,
riblo thing it w as. . .'
1 Ma !' said he, all at once, 'Oh, nial just look ot
thnt pour little lion away behind there! He won't
get any !
A man, some six feet three inches iu height, and
of herculeun build, went into the place of one of i
the Worcester shop keepers, and asked if they hud .
got any "whlrlcrs," that is stockings without feet. '
"No," said the thop-keeper ; "but we have got
some famous big and strong Muckings, at will just
suit such a man as you."
"Let's have a look at 'em," said the man
The counter wae immed'ately covered wilh at
quantity. - The working Hercules selected the
largest pair and-said
"What's the price of them 7" '
"Four shillings and ninepence," wot tb rejoin
der. i , '
"Can you cut the feet off of them?" was the-
next query. ' "
"Oh, certainly," said the thop-keeper.
"Then just cut them off, was th laconic direc
tion." No sooner said than don. The long shears ,
were applied, and instantly th stocking were,
"And what's the price of 'em now?" asked th '
'customer,' with all the composure imaginable.
"Price of them now !" echoed th "wonted1- -merchant,
surprised beyond measure at the absurd
ity of the question ; "why, four thiUines and nine- .
pence, to be ture 7"
Four ohillingtand ninepence!" exclaimed lh i
niireli.r . I n.,.. .... l... . .
i - .... gi-.o uui oue niiumir and siy-
peuc. ior a pair or 'whirler' iu my life.'
And he laid down the amount noon lha counter. '
"Well," replied the tradesman, chopfallea aud
fairly outwitted, throwing the mutilation, at him,
"take them, and be off with you ! You've 'whirl
ed' me tlu ume, but Ml uke good care that nei
ther you nor any of your roguith gang shall do it
again, a long a I live."