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O give nie buck the happy days
That fuiled from me long ago;
The scenes oil which 'twere oliss to gaze.
The friends v hose smiles hail made t)im so
The sunny lioj.es iiiuliinnied with fears,
The tender trust, the vows so true.
The love that all the past endears,
Tlie perfect peace my bosom knew.
give nil- lui' k youth's glory fled,
Its fragrance and its melody.
And all the joys now cold and dead.
That once made life so sweet to me.
Eut sighing through the Iteiihns of Spate,
Time passed upon his silent flight,
And left on every human face
An impress that foretold his misfit.
Alas, an nge wc backward gaze,
I'pon the lie. thus of Nevermore,
Still seen through memory's golden haze
While sailing on from shore to shore.
There were just one hundred and three
of us as we marched out of the little in
land village that morning, drums heat
ing, flags flying and men shouting and
women weeping u farewell. It was .May,
loul, and we were going to the "front.
A inontli later, w hen tlie roll was called
on the heights at Georgetown,' there were
only an even hundred in Company .
Death had el. dined the three even he fore
they had snutled war's powder-breath.
And a month later still the roll was
called on the morningof .Manassas. Foot
sore, hungry, excited and anxious, the
men answered "aye" ami "aye," and
there were ninety-seven re-ponses, mak
ing jnst a hundred with the three com
pany otlieers. Would we tight? I saw
our captain look dow u our line. There
were printers, lawyers, mechanics, stu
dents, farmers and day laborers in Com
pany G, and not a 11111 knew what grim
I )own across the meadow, up along the
edge of the wood, and there we rested
and waited until tlie fight opened
waited half an hour longer than that, and
then came the order to move. It was
like a dress parade, as we inovud by the
left ll.mk, down across the old pasture,
ami into the edge of the. blue cloud jf
powder smoke floating on the morning
air. Only the men's faces were white
and their eyes'anxious a.-t they caught the
roitr of mu.iII arms and felt the ground
tremble under the discharge of tlie heavy
cannon which were throwing shot and
shell into the hillside above us.
Down went a company to the edge of
the forest, spread out like a fan, and the
skirmishers were hidden bv smoke. The
rattle of musketry increased; they had
found targets tor their bullets. Standing
in line, we looked down into the smoke
cloud, trembled a little, and then came
the order to go' forward. March! much!
and then the smoke hid Us, and we .-truck
the Confederate line of battle thrown out
in front of an earthwork.
- Crash! crack! roar! The line wavered,
fell back, sprang forward again with 11
cheer, ami we; were all there all but
those dead or wounded. Jt was like a
w ild dream. Forward retreat forward
now at the earthwork, now hurled back
by the sheet of llame, ami finally driven
back, to stay. A thousand men had been
fighting three thousand, ami there could
be but one result.
The roll was called at Arlington
Heights, and seventy-four men responded
seventy-four from ninety-seven twenty-three
of the rank and tile of Company
G left dead along the little creek which
-meanders past banks of willows, over
beds of gravel, ami around gray old trees
which have felt the blasts of half a cen
tury. We had no wounded ill dead
all lying under the smoke-stained leaves
of the dark foiest. It wais'sad, and yet
glorious. There would be thirteen wid
ows in the little hamlet, and ten sons and
brothers would be wept for, but we had
been tried in the balance, and Company
G had made the whole regiment famous.
"Winter nine, and war was chained for
a w hile. When the south w ind blew the
frost away and war shook olf its lashings,
there were but seventy men to answer roll
call. With 111 1 1 til ,-d drums and arms re
versed we had fallowed the others to their
lat sleep, ami they cared not w hether it
was war or peaee. The Peninsula cam
paign was not for us, but the thunder of
.Jackson's cannon as he swept down on to
Manassas a second time, called us ni-j
lie was a tl ail, we the jjraia it was ml)
longer a battle, but a slaughter. In the
sjray of morning his column came feeling
through the wootls and over the tields to
find us. We. heard him coming. There
was a weak brigade to oppose ten thou
sand Confederate muskets, but if we could
hold l.im for one hour more, help would
come. Company G went 'roiipino through
the woods tu, it 111 nii.i to meet death.
There were but sixty-eiht of us then,
and it was a poor, tlii.i skirmidi line
which c-pt under the trees and fright
ened away the birds jnt sin-;in.f their
inoininej souths. We crouched down lie
side a fence, and saw a heavy line of irruy
come over tlie mil ami halt way across
the open field, a;id then Death took com
matid. We staprcd their line, and as
it bent back and twisted about like a
hue serpent in his death strule, we
cheered until the forest leaves danced and
Ojiiivered. Tlie line straightened, and with
answering cheer it came forward five
hundred muskets to sixty-eight. And
yet we held our own, ami let them come,
and men fought hand-to hand over the
fence, with clubbed muskets and blood
stained bayonets. Each riil h id its stain
of blood; each corner had its burden of
dead and .wounded. I hey hurled us
back, and then the great battle opened
all around us.
I was first sergeant then, and when we
fell back I was m command. Along the
fence, w here deatli had struck them dow n,
lay captain, both lieutenants, and thir
teen of the rank and tile sixteen out of
sixty-eight. The tiftv-two retreated be
hind the line of battle, joined our regi
ment, and again and again before night
fall we gave Jackson' veterans shot for
shot. It was to be, and when night fell
the brave fifty-two were living and un
After Manassas they filled us up to
eighty-hve, but somehow we went on
counting fifty -two, and felt as if tlie
strangers were intruders. My commis
sion of captain came one d iv. and the
two lieutenants were men who had brave
ly won their shoulder straps.
At Sharpsburg we numbered forty-nine
fortv-nine old veterans, I niein. The
other three had been killed on picket.
As we deployed to the lelt ot the pike,
am) filed across the fields, I wondered if
the new men would do us credit. We
were eighty strong as a com pan v, and over
thirty of the men hail never leen under
fire. Lee's artillery was pounding at our
column halt uu hour before our brigade
got the order to move. Meadows, fields,
groves, knolls, fences, and a creek ami
we knew that Le was standing on the
defensive and had a strong position.
When the word came I could see that
some of the new men trembled, but the
old forty-nine took up their knapsacks
and tell into line as it we were breaking
camp. Down across the field we went,
follow ing the double line of skirmishers,
and at last we struck tlie enemy. lie
hail a fence, a long ditch, ami a line of
willows, and he did not yield until we
crushed him by weight of numbers. As
he retired we followed, men failing dead
every moment. Unknown to us, a weak
three thousand were piercing Lee's line,
lie saw the danger, and a battery wheeled
into fie gap, opened on us, and the left
ami centre of our brigade swung back
under the fearful rain of grapeshot and
shell. The right caught t'ni order to re
treat, and to go forward. Some fell back;
others leaped the ditch with a w ild cheer,
and charged the battery. Company G
ed. Halt way to the guns we lett the
recruits behind, and only the forty-nine
kept on. Men could paiisc and retreat
from tint charge, and no oife could call
The smoke and the flame hid us for a
moment, and then we reached the guns,
leaped over them, crawled under them,
hot, stabbed, shouted and hurrahed. I he
whole battery was ours! We seized the
guns to drag them off, w hen a heavy line
of battle came down through the gap.
clo-ed it up, and men fought hand-to-hand
over the cannon, over the caissons,
ver the great heaps of dead on the grass.
Less than three hundred Federals were
ti-diting five thousand Confederates! It
eould not last long. After a moment we
were driven back, over the ditch, beyond
the fence, into the federal line oi
'1'retty hot in there, Captain !" shouted
brigadier, as the torn and mangled
remnant halted to reform.
"Pretty hot!" My God I it was the work
of fiends and devils! Forty-nine of the
bronzed old fighters of Company G hid
dashed at the cannon; only twenty-four
came back! Twenty-five were lying
de. id. under the gnus, heaped up so they
blocked the heavy wheels!
The recruits were there to answer "aye"
at the next roll call. No one thought ill
of them; men cannot turn to devils at
nice. We still had a strong company -stronger
than some, but we went m
counting twenty-four counting only
those who would stand until touched by
the 11. line of death. Both lieutenants
were gone, and they gave me men from
We looked down upon the placid river
from the north bank in front of Fred
ericksburg, and when the blue column
crossed we were near the front. We
were still twenty-lour. Deatli had taken
some of the new men, but the old ones
had been spired. On through the curi
ous old town, up through the valley be
hind it, and then the line of battle fol
lowed the line of skirmishers on to the
low stone walls behind which Lee's vet
erans were panting tor the word to tire.
Their sheets of flame almost scorched our
faces. The battle line melted, doubled,
tw isted, and then we fell back, the living
leaping over heaps of dead. Forward
again, back again, and then the walls were
hidden from sight by the piles of dead
dressed in blue, and we did not charge
again. Six of the twenty-four were left
close to the w alls, and eleven of the ne
men never answered the roll call again.
It was n t war, it was not murder it was
butchery. Uat no one murmured. Toe
order had come to charge, and we had
charged, though every soldier knew that
he was charging into the open j tvvs of
Xot a soldier in Company G had been
wounded; not one of those who fell back
to the river's bank could show a scratch
from bullet or bayonet. It had been thus
ever since our first battle. There was
nothing to repot t under the head of
"wounded" and "missing," but all the
names of those who had heard their la-st
roll call, went down under the head of
"killed in action." When they fought it
was to the death.
After Fredericksburg more recruits came
down to us. We received them kindly,
but we kept on counting eighteen, just as
if Company G would be wiped out when
the last veteran went. And they said
that my company was fated. Other
companies had been deciinated,and other
companies could show long lists ot "cap
tured and "wounded, but no other com
pany in the brigade had suffered like G.
Tuen came Gettysburg. The eighteen
old veterans w ere there, and the company
numbered sixty-eight with the new men.
Other divisions were held in reserve, or
escaped the hottest of the tight, but ours
was to leat back the fiercest charge
of the bloody war the charge against
It mud Top. S unehovv Company G
was at the front again, aud as the
tierce yells of the coming Confed
erates were heard above the mighty
roar of the cannon, I looked down the
line. Some of the new men were looking
this w ay and that, as if seeking cover, but
the old veterans peered coolly through the
sinoke,and waited w ith leveled muskets to
catch the first glimpse of gray uniforms.
Kfn across me nelUs came tlie chariuir.
cheering host, up the steep hillside, aud
men a sheet or flame leaped out and with
ered them. The gray line was absorbed
in that flame of death just as water dis
solves salt. But a second line sprang at
us, anu a mini ana a lourth, and then
they were at the guns w hich w e were sup
lorting. Some one trave an order. No
one exactly understood it, but all rushei
for the guns. Shrieks, groans, shots
shouts, and. then the line of gray pusliei
back the line ot blue. They were all
around us front, right, left and man
neither asked nor gave quarter. Back
hack, went the line of blue, ami It nim
Top, tlie key of Gettysburg, w as w on for
But only for a moment. A double line
of blue pushed its way up through the
sinoke, hurled itself forward, and Bound
Top was won again. And how won! Men
slipjw d ami fell on the bloody grass, heap
of dead were piled up like logs, and the
shrieks and groans ot the wounded were
awful to hear.
And when Lee faced southward, fight
ing as he marched, I called the roll again.
None wounded, none missing, but upon
the crest of It mud Top w e left ten old
veterans and fourteen new men. Ten out
of eighteen, twenty-four out of sixty
eight! The blood-thirsty tiend u ho wields
the sword of war should have been satis
fied with that. Sixteen more widow-
back in the little country village, more
orphans, more sobs and tears. Not out-
of the living couhl show a won. !, but
each of us would have rejoiced at the loss
ot an arm at some grievous wound
which would hive made the surgeons
shake their heads and look seiioiis.
Only eight left! Only eight men out
of one hundred and three w ho marched
out of the hamlet that Mi v morning ! Tin
row men had fought well, and we re
spected them, but we went on counting
eight. three held commissions the
other live were seigeanti not enough to
officer the comp in y !
In the dusk of evening Stonewall Jack
son came down through the- forests ami
thickets iK'yond the U ippah tnuock, aud
struck the federal camps, and opened the
battle ot the Wilderness. 1 he eight old
veterans of Company G were there, and
the new men made up a band of fortv
strong. As we heard the crash of mus
ketry over on the lett, our ioor, skeleton
brigade, numbering twenty-three hundred
instead of four thousand, fell into line
md pushed on through the stunted pines
after a line of skirmishers. Company G
was on the left of the skirmish line, and
we found the enem first a heavy liueof
gray coming through the wilderness at a
lalf run. D.wn we knelt among the
vines and bushes, and our lire checked
them. They fired a few wild shots, re
treated a little, and then we leaped up Mid
drove them 1 band of forty drove a
double line of skirmishers, supported by
a line of battle. History has not told it
to the world, but blood was left on the
vines and corpses on the ground to prove
it. They were feeling over strange
ground, after a foe whose strength was
not known, and that was the reason of
our success. We pushed tbeiu back to
the line of battle, attacked that, ami then
we wen; tossed back, torn and bice ling,
almost blotted out of existence as a com
pany. Of tic; eight old veterans, six were lying
deal under the trees; of the new men
twenty-live answered roll call after the
Wilderness! Was that war or ! uightei (
A captain and a second lieutenant only
were left to represent the one hundred
The end was not yet, but the end was
coming. There were no new recruits fu
my company, but we marched toward
Richmond, numbering twenty-seven. II is
the country forgotten the fierce conflict at
Petersburg? As we fell into line to make
twenty-seven more in the brigade, I saw
the Lieutenant looking at me. P.or fel
low! there was no need for him to speak.
Would this ti;ht wipe out the old com
pany entirely, or would one be spared?
Aud which one? He had a wife I had
none. I hop;d he might live to call the
roll after the battle was over, ami that
diMth would have taken me.
The line quivered as they felt the order
coming, and then it dashed at an earth
work, went forward with the same old
cheer which had been its own ever since
its bronzed veterans heard the w histle of
bullets. But it was too much for us.
They had forgotten hour weak we were,
and some one had blundered. The lines
withered before the storm ot shot; we fell
back, were charged in turn, and I went
down among the heaps of dead and
wounded. The roar of battle died aw.iv
in a moment, daylight changed to datk
ness and w hen I opened my eyes again the
surgeons stHd over me, and my left arm
There was no one to call the roll. The
stark, stitl'f inn of the lieutenant had been
given to earth, and the seven men who
represented Company G looked to them
selves. Fate hid a choice who should be
taken and who left, and death passed me
by. I alone of the one hundred and three
veterans returned to the country village
to tell them how this one and th it one
died; to he ir the sobs of w id vv and or
phan, until my heart ached. Sometimes
in my day reveries or night dreams I call
the roll again, and shadowy foiins stand
in line, and ghostly voices answer "ave"
and "aye," until I start up with a sob" in
my throat at the remembrance of those
who sleep in the trenches, beside the Po
tomac, 'neath the shadow of It utid Top,
along tht; K ipp iliannock, ami down
urn hi the dark thickets of tlie Wilder
ness, sleeping there never to know war
again. C. B. Lkwis, in the G tlixy fur
AltlSTOCIt VTIO Pit KTF.NDKKS IN Fu.YM E.
The social value of the de is so enor
mous that it is the commonest thing in
the world to usurp it. The odd thing is
that it makes little difference whether the
title is lorne legitimately or by a noto
rious and fraudulent usurpation. It is
like current coin you are respected for
possessing it, whether you came honestly
by it or not. Official recognition will.
of course, transmute such pinchbeck into
"old. If the false noble can make him
self useful to the government, he becomes
at once really noble. The false nobles
are generally the loudest legitimists in
the country. O.i the other hand, there
are manv descendants of the true old
nobleste who are pursuing humble occu
pations. They keep small shops, are
saddlers, perhaps, or smiths.
Sleep is a boon commonly regarded ns
priceless; but it may be purchased too
dearly. Macbeth murdered sleep; a very
large and unhappily increasing mimlier
of well-meaning but. misguided persons
poison it. The medical profession has a
keen interest in the growing practice of
habitual recourse to sleep-potions be
cause it is w ith the connivance of the pro
fession, if not under its specitic advice,
that these soporific poisons are employed.
We think tlie time Ins come when some
strong means should be taken to clear
medicine from the reproach of counte
nancing the lay useof opium, chloroform,
chloral, chlorodyiie, and tie; rest of the
sleep priHlucers. The public should be
told that they are playing with poison.
If they escape a so-called "accident"
which ends in sudden death, they are
scarcely to be congratulated, since, if the
body does not die, the brain is disordered
or disorganized, ami the mind enfeebkal.
and the moral character depraved, or
evils hardly less deploraole than death
are entailed. the consideration may be
agonizing, but it is urgent. The sleep
produced by these narcotics or so-called
sedatives let them act as they may "011
the nervous system directly" or "through
the blood" is poisoned. Their use gives
the persons employing them an attack of
cerebral congestion, only differing 111
amount, not in kind, from the condition
which naturally issues in death. There
is grave reason to fear that the real na
ture of tlie operation by which these del
eterious drugs, one and all, bring about
the unconsciousness that burlesques natu
ral sieep, is lost sight of, or wholly inis
umlerstood, by those who h ive free re
course to poisons on the in st frivolous
pretenses, or with none save the exigency
of a morbid habit. Great responsibility
rests on medical practitioners, and noth
ing can atone for the neglect of obvious
duty. The voice of warning must l;
raised instantly and urgently if a crying
abuse is to be arrested, anil fiaal loss of
confidence in drug avoided. The L incet.
How Fishermen Cook Fish.
A correspondent, who visited the fish
eries of the Not th, says, "It was night
fall. The men had just returned from
setting their nets, and were busily pre
paring supper. In some of the cabins
were ancient and rude fireplaces of stone.
ami from them the tires gleamed warm
and chcrlul. Great pots id water were
steaming, and generous slices of salt Mrk
and the daintiest parts of the dainty
white fish were sputtering in tlie frying
pans. Two or three tires were burn
ing on the beach, for some of the men
have a notion that an open tire is better
to cook by than is the stove, and then,
too.it affords an op;wu tunity to prepare
tin; fish in the most popular manner
aiiiongtheiii ; that is, baking it 011 a board.
Die fish are p cpire l and seasoned.
pinned to a board by warden pegs and then
board and all are propped up cloe to the
fire. The fish is very quickly baked
brown, and by this method it retains all
its flavor. Another popular but lazy
method is to cover the fish with clay two
inches thick, and throw it into the hot
test of the fire. The clay hardens almost
instantly, and the fish in its tough oven
bakes through and through, retaining
also its juices. The clay is then poked
out of tin fire, cooled w ith a dash of wa
ter, and a sharp stroke w ith a stick sepa
rates it from the fish. The fish's skin
peels off with the clay and the dish is
readv. Plain bread and potatoes coiisti-
sute tin; rest of the meal.
Eoo Saick fou Pi odinos. Warm a
tablespoon heapim full of butter, until it
is a little soft, but not melted; stir into
this four heaping tablespoons of white
-ugar until it is creamed; leat very light
the yolks of tw and the white of three
eggs and stir them into the sugar and
butter; bring three wine glasses ot gixd
wine to a boil, pour it boiling hot over
the other ingredients, stir it all to-
FitKveu To st. Save all the slices of
stale bread and prepare as follows: Beat
in egg on a plate and have a small dish
t milk st in ling close at hand; dip the
slices of bread first in the milk, and then
turn them on each ide in the egg, ami
lay them at once on the hot pan with a
little butter. Frv to a nice bro vn, and
end to the table hot. It may be eaten
with butter, syrup, or sugar.
V"ki. SwEK'NJTiKr. Trim it and par
boil for five minutes. Then throw it
into a basin of cold water; roast plain, or
beat up the yolk ot an egg and prepare
some breadcrumb. When the swoct-
re.Ml is cold, dry thoroughly, run a
skewer through it and tie it on the spit;
egg if, po .viler with breadcrumbs and
roast. Serve on butt "red toast with
Potato Pi;kps. One pint of milk
boiled, one-fourth pound of butter or
lard, one tablespo uiful ot sugar, six good
potatoes mashed hot, flour to make a
thick bitter. L"t rise very light, then
knead into soft dough, roll thin, put two
together; let rise two hours and bake in
Fkiko Oyster. Simmer for a few
minutes in the liquor, then drain till
quite dry; dip in yolks of eggs, and then
in breadcrumbs, seasoned with nutmeg,
cayenne and salt. Fry light brown.
Serve with thick melted butter, moistened
with oyster liquor as sauce.
Washinotox Pie. One cup of sugar,
one tablespoonful of butter, four table
sxonfuIs of sweet milk, one-half table
spoonful of so 1. 1, one tablespoonful cream
of tartar, one cup of flour. Bake in two
layers, w ith jelly, fruit or cream between.
Farixa - Tapioca Griddle - Cake.
Soak one pint of Durkee's Farina-Tapioca
in one pint of milk overnight. In the
morning add one quart milk, one quart
flour, a teaspoonful salt, two well-leaten
eggs, aud two teaspoonfuls of baking
Delicate Spoxoe Cake. Use the
whites of ten eggs, one and one-half
tumblers of flour, teasjMonful of cream
of tartar, half a teaspoonful of salt; lemon
to suit the taste. Bake aljout thirty-five
minutes or more.
Queen Victoria's Crown.
One gem at least in the crown which
was borne before her Majesty not long
since is ot great antiquity and of high
historic interest. The large sapphire, the
partial drilling of which suggests that it
may have tormerlv figured 111 the turban
of home K istem Suit in. was purchased,
it is true, by George tlie IV'.; but in front
ot the diadem ami in the centre of a Mal
tese cross of diamonds is the famous ruby
given to Ldward the Black Prince by
IVdrn, King of Cistile, after the battle of
Nejeva, A. D. Lf'17. Tins same ruby was
worn by Henry V. in his helmet in Agin-
eourt. I he gem is pierced right through
Otherw ise, albeit each particular diamond,
emerald, and pearl in the dazzling gal ixy
may have its own pedigree ami legend
no authentic record of the crow 11 jewels
has been preserved, and Queen u toi ias
crown, structurally speaking, is a very
modern aifiir indeed. The famous lory
crow 11 of Sir It obert Vyner, which the
crazy worn in mutilated in lSl-, had
served at the coronation of William IV'.;
but, us it weighed more than seven pt.u ids
troy, it was tlfci led that the ponderous
gewgaw should be broken up and that a
new and permanent crown imperial should
be fashioned. The new crown, after hav
ing been examine'! and approved by Iter
Majesty, was exhibited during the last
week in June, IH'-li, to a large party of
friends by Messrs. Itundell k Bridge, at
their premises in Ludgate Hill. Origin
ally tht; cap w as of purple, or rather dark
blue velvet; but at the last moment this
was changed to one of crimson. Purple
Is, indeed, the proper iin;erial hue; but
it should not be forgotten that such a
purple cap of maintenance is still extant
in I he crown of St. Kdvvard, which, in its
actual form, only dates frmii the reign of
Charles II., when it was made to replace
the coronal worn by the Confessor at the
altar. St. Kd ward's crown has arches
ami fillets covered with large multi
colored jewels of no very exceptional
value; and this is the one whLh Colonel
BIimkI stole. Her Majesty's crow 11 is con
structed out of the fragments of half a
dozen of bygone insignia of regality
which were broken up in 1S:JS, and which
im-imled the diadem worn by Mary of
Moilena, by Q leen Caroline ami tj'icen
Charlotte as t leea's Consort, and that
assumed by M try I Land Anne as leen's
It -g iant. Thus the British crown may,
as a comparatively new thing made up
of very ancient materials, le held to pre
sent a sulliiiently striking likeness to the
British constitution, wh ch h is itself been
broken into very small pieces, which has
been patched and mended, enlarged, and
renovated over ami over again. Liter'
ji'tol Alh ion.
Mr. Skidm ore'n Bugle.
Mr. Peter Skidm re, of Gcrniantow 11,
plays a little 011 the bugle. One night
last summer he went into the parlor in
the dai k and felt over the top of the piano
for t!u; horn. It happened that his aunt
from IVim s Grove had Ix-en there that
day ami had left her brass car-trumpet
lying on the piano, ami Peter got hold
of this without perceiving the mistake, as
the two were ot similar shape. He took
it in his hand ami went out on the porch,
where Miss Mills was sitting talking to
his sister. lie asked Miss Mills if she
was font I of music on the horn, ami when
she said she adore. 1 it, he asked her how
she would like him to play "Kver of
Thee," ami she said that was the only
tune she caret! anything lor.
So Peter put the small end of the
trumiM't to his lips ami blew. lie blew
ami blew. Then he blew some moie, and
then he drew a fresh breath and blew
again. The only sound that came was a
kind of a hollow moan, which sounded sit
tpieei ly in the tlarkncss that Miss Mills
isked Inni it l e was not well. And when
he said he was, she said that he went ex
actly like a second cousin of hers that had
Then Peter remarked that somehow the
horn was out of order for "F.ver of Thee,"
but if Miss Mills would like to hear
Swecetly I dreamed, love," he would try
to play it; and Miss Mills said th.t the
fondest recollections clustered about that
So Peter put his trumpet to his lips
again ami strained his lungs severely in
an effort to make some music. It wouldn't
come, but he made a very singular noise,
which induced Miss Mills to ask it the
hor.se in the stable back of the house had
heaves. Then Peter said he thought
somebody must have plugged the bugle
up with something, and he asked his bis
ter to light the gas in the entry while he
cleaned it out. When she did so the car-
trumpet became painfully conspicuous,
and lnth the girls laughed. When Miss
Mills laughed, Peter looked up at her
with pain in his face, put on his hat and
went out into the street, where he could
say over some sensational language to
hi !! self.
lie is courting another girl now, and
learning to play on. the piano. Phild
Model. Metiiou ok Divorce. The
"marriage knot" among the Burmese is
very easily undone. It two iiersons are
tired of each other's society, they dis
solve partnership in the follow ing touch-
1 ... i,. :. . ti ..
Hlg oui ti'iaiusns iii.oinci. 1 ney 1 e-
spectfully light two candles, and, shutting
up their hut, sit down ami wait quietly
until they are burned out. The one
whose can 11 ; bums out first gets up at
once and leaves the house (ami forever).
taking nothing but the clothes he or he
may have on at the time; all else becomes
the property ot the other party.
"I BcrrosE," remarked a Chicago man
to a gentleman of Michigan, "there are
plenty ot saw-mills in your state."
The gentleman of Michigan replied:
"Shud say there wuz. Why, Michigan
is trettin' so full uv saw-mills that you
can hardly meet a man thar with
niore'n two fingers on a hand." And
sticking up a paw on which was a single
finger, he quietly added, "I ve shuck
hands with um myself."
FniEXDsnrp may and often does grow
into love; but love never subsides into
Anecdote of Hojalty.
Lucy II. Hooper, wilting from Paris to
Appleton $ Journal, gives the following
anecdote of Iving Louis of Bavaria. The
incidents occurred during the King's o
journ at his roynl Chateau de Berg.
Littler penalty ot fine Mini arrest, it is
forbidden to any one to enter the paths
reserved for the king. Une day his nod
Csty met, face to face, a stout young fel
low, who was promenading there very mi-
ceienioiit uisiy. 1 ho king s'opped him
and asked him who he was.
"I am from Switzerland,' he answered,
"ami I am a atudeut at t.iu Munich Lid
"Ah! you arc a Swiss'" said tlie king
with a kindly air. "Vou ought to know
Schiller'. William Tell' by heart."
"I could iccite to you w hole acts of 1 1 !
"Admirable! I am charmed to have
met y.u. Come to the caslle with me.
ami we will play William Tell!"'
"But, sir, the castle belongs to the
"No matter! I nm his most intimate
fiiend. Come, you will sec that wo shall
be permitted t enter."
"Let us try then, sir, since you desire
to do so.
They set out together.
"Do you like Munich?"
"No; it is a stupid city, ami the best
proof of ih it is tlie king U never there."
"Aad what ilo they say of the king?"
"On! they say that he is a light irooJ
fellow at heart."
Louis II. could not help nulling.
"Have you ever seen him?''
"Never! I am a republican, sir; but
I am told that he is very handsome, ami
that the women are wild about him,"
Would yo i like to dine with him?"
"Vou are making game of me, are you
Not at all si,ct. inviteyou myself."
".Since then, sir oh, pardon perhaps
you aie the king?"
"Xoii are 1 iglit, and you arc my pris
They had reached the chateau, and the
sentinels presented arms.
After dinner the king seated himself ut
his piano, and plaicd the overture to
" William Ted;'' he then caused the stil-
leut to declaim the whole of Schiller's
The next day they began again. Th
king gave the replies on that occiiioa
Vt the cud of the third day he sent oi
'uest, in one of the royal carriages, back
to Munich, ami I'orw aided to him, hoi tly
titer, a gold watch with the scene of the
Gi utli engraved upon its case.
It has been said that to a in fin (incor
rupt ami properly constituted, woman
ilvvavs remains a mystery, ami we know
that she herself ' desires to be considered
t poem. Belovv we present some of the
biightest thought of tlie noblest mind
relating to this peculiarly iuteiesting and
Kindness in woman and not their beau
teous looks shall win my love. Shakes-
Woman is like the reed which bends to
every breeze, but breaks not in the tcm-
icst. W hafely.
I ho foundation of domestic happiness
is faith in the virtue of woman. Landor.
A w oman w ho has never been pretty
has never been young. Madame Swet-
Woman do act their part when they do
make their ordered houses kuow them.
Sheridan Know les.
Most men like in women what is most
opposite to their own characters. Field
She is not made to be the admiration
of everybody, but the happiness of one.
Women have more heart and more im
agination than men. Lam.11 line.
Women are extreme in all points.
They are better or worse than men.
Kev. Dr. W., of P., w hen h can find
leisure, is fond of hunting and fishing.
le is a ke n shot am a ready wit. Com
ing home one day from a shooting excur
sion, with several ducks in his hand, he
met a Q laker fiiend whose salutation
w as : ,
"Good morning, fi iend XV. Wher did
thee get those ducks?"
"I shot them, was the answer.
"Well, does thee think it right to give
pain to such harmless birds, and even to
take away their life?"
"Why not?" sail the doctor. "Vou
know that they, as well as we, must die
at some time; and if they can be of use
to us as food, 1 jo not see any harm in
shooting them, any more than killing the
chickens you and I every day cat."
"es," said the O laker. "I know
every creature must die irhen it$ time
cornea, but it seems cruel to take its life
before that time."
"Well," said the doctor, "fiiend II.,
when, with a well-loaded gun, I get my
eye on a duck, generally find hit time
ha come. So, even 011 your own view,
there can't be anv harm in killing It."
"All, friend W., '-aid theQ 1 akcr with
laugh. 'I see it ia hard to get a way from
thy wit as from thy shot."
New York has a female
was arrested recently on
a charge of
ink ket-iiicking, and 011 being searched at
the Toombs it was found that she had two
deep pockets concealed in the folds of
her dress which contained two pocket
books, ktulTed with greenbacks amount
ing to over. $400, wrapped in pieces of
cloth, bcsidci a bag of gold and silver
coins, valued at $227, a silver watch, sil
ver thimbles ana other articles. The
prisoner showed conclusively that she
had been hoarding this money for twenty
years, and as none of it corresponded
with the description given of the money
alleged as stolen, she was discharged.
Now that it is known what a mine she
carries with her she will have to guard her
treasure more carefully than she lias here
The late Mr. Ralston has two sons at
school in West Newton, Mass.
The Engine Driver's Story.
In the autumn of IH'tii I was engineer
on the Galena and Chicago Union Hail
road, now the Galena Division of the great
Chicago and Noithwcstern Hallway, and
was stmt one Sunday from the junction
thirty mdes w est of Chicago to Harlem,
to In ing up several cars loaded w ith rail
road iron. On arriving ut Harlem I found
the turn-table broken, ami, therefore,
went down to the limits, then llaUted
street, to turn my engine about. At that
time there were no houses between Iho
city and Oak Hidge, nine miles out, It be
ing a smoith, level prairie hII the wny,
ami but liltle travel except on the cms.
The road was mii ah dine, and when I
had got half over the distance, I saw
walking mi the track a young man ami a
young woman, eac h one carrying a small
parcel and having the appearance of fugi
tive. That was long before Mr. Greeley
had instructed - the young men to "go
West," and this pair had really got ihe
start of the Tribune seer, for they were
going West as fast a they could walk,
ami at the time of my meeting them, hail
a long stretch before them that promised
no pica-sing company except as they found
in each other,
After turning mr engine I started back,
and in a short time overtook the wander
ers, when I stopp'-'d the engine and in
vited them to ride. At first Ihey xeemed
a little timid, but I quieted their fears,
imi having got them nicely seated in the
cab, I started on. By severe questioning
I learned tint the yning man hid beeu
in the employ of a farmer in Chautauqua
county, N. V.; that tho girl was tho
onl y daughter of the farmer; that they
had determinedon getting married against
the wilt of the parents, and h id run away,
seeking that haven of rest, Chicago.
Here they got out of money, ami as thu
young man failed to get work, they had
started out to look for a place among tho
farmers. I took him to tlu Junction,
where his story awakened a good ileal of
interest for them among the railroad men,
resulting in placing him at De Iv ilb, as
niglit-wiper of locoin itives. Here they
continued through the w inter,and 11s I used
to see them at times, I think I never saw
two persons who seemed to be better or
more lovingly mated then they. The fob
iw ing spring I lost sight of them, but
subsequently learned that they had re
A few divs after Christina. 187.1, I
went into L'vereft' dining-rooms, Wash
ington Mirket, New York, and ordered
liuner. While waiting to be served, I
saw a well-to-do farmer-looking individ
ual enter ami take a seat at the next fable.
Ie was in conversation with a butcher,
ami I thought I recognized something
amiliar in the voice mid features of the
new-comer. So Impressed was 1 with the
belief that I had seen him before, that
on finishing my lunch approached and
asked li 1 in it we had not met somewhere.
He failed to remember having ever seeu
me, ami I was about to go away when I
asked if lit h id ever been on the North
western Hallway, At first he answered
in the negative, but quickly correcting
limselt, ho said: "Why, yes, I was out
there years ago."
"iJnl you work ir the company? '
"Ves, I wiped engines at Di Kalb 0110
winter !" .
Then, for the first time, it occurred to
me w ht he was, ami I asked if ho remem
bered being picket uu one Sunday be
tween Chicago and Oak Itidgc.
"I shall never forget I bat!' said he:
"ami I kuow you must be the man who
befriended me then, How my wife
would like to see you!" And ho arose
and grasped my hand in token of my
ormer klmlues and Ids remembrance
I learned that his wife's parents had
sent for them to come back the sprint
that I missed them; that he hail finally
come into possession of the farm, 011 the
leath ot hi tathcMn-law; hail been very
successful, and wa at that time delivering
two car loads of stock to the butcher by
his side. I spent a half hour with him,
ami w e parted, 1 promising to call on him
some good d ty, ami he assuring me that
a good wife and two children would join
1 1 1 in in welcoming me to a pleasant farm
home in Chautauqua county, whenever I
rauvj there. Itochetter Krprett.
Victor Hloo had recently dined with
Arsene Hoiissaye, and tlie latter reports
the old poet's defense of his belief in
God anil immortality, as follows, in the
Iribune: "I feel in myself, ho contin
ued, "the future life. I feel like a foiest
w hich ha been more than once cut down,
The new shoots are stronger and live
lier than ever. I am rising, I know,
toward the sky. The ftumdiiuc is on my
lead. I he earth gives me its generous
sap, but heaven light me with tho reflec
tion of unknown world. iu fctiy the
soul isnothing but the resultant of bodily
powers. Why then is my soul the more
luminous when my bodily powers begin
to wane? Winter I on my head, aud
eternal spring is in my heart. Thero I
breathe at this hour tho fragrance of the
lilacs, the violets and tho rocs, a at
twenty year. , The nearer I approach the
end, the plainer I hear around 1110 the Itn-
moital symphonies of the worlds which
invite me. It in marvelous, yet simple."
Blessed is the man who knows enough
to keep Ui mouth shut. Some people livo
sixty years without learning the art. In
deed, the older they grow the wider their
mouth open. A man or woman who i a
gabbler at forty-five I a dreadful a 111 lo
tion to a house or church or community.
There arc two things this age need to
learn when to say nothing, anil when to
say anything to say It well. "If any man
among you seem to be religious, and
bridlcth not hi tongue, this man's religion
Is vain." Golden Jlule.
Two village worthies met on the street
one day. "Jamie," says the richer of the
two, "are ye never gaun to pay mo that
accoont? I'm ill alf for siller the noo."
"Oh," says Jamie, "I liavena aeen ye this
lang time. Could ye checnge a twenty
pound note?" Ay, could I," says the
laird, drawing nut his pocket-book. "Ah,
weel," aays Jamie, "ye're no neediu'
iller, then," and walked on.