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A Day of Summer Reality.
Oat in the golden summer air,
Amiil the jnirle heather,
A woman sat wit It drooping head.
And hands close-knit together;
Never u bitter word she said,
Though all her life looked cold and dead,
Cold in the glowing haze that lay
Over the fair green earth that day,
That day of summer beauty.
Far, far away, where leafy woods
Touched the sky, cloud-riven,
A thousand birds sang out life's bliss
In jubilee to heaven ;
How could tint poor, old, withered throat
Carol echoes to each soft note?
Every soul must pay life's co.-t
Her deepest silence praised God most,
That day of summer beauty.
Too dulled her soul, too worn, to feel
Summer delight acutely ;
While earth was praising God aloud.
Her patience praised hint mutely.
Her narrow life of thought and care,
Not life to live, but life to bear;
Contented that her soul was sad,
While all God's soullcvi things were n'lad,
That day of summer beauty.
Ai.d where she stayed, it du.-ty speck
In gorse and heather glory,
A weary spirit watched and read
The pathos of her story;
A spirit, doiibt-oppre.-t and worn,
Had found another more forlorn.
That, trustful, stayed, nor sought to ;'iio3
Life's meanings, which are fathomless,
Through all the summer beauty.
The Miser's Request.
The hour hand of Philip Acre's old
fashioned silver watch was pointing to the
'figure 8 the snug rel curtains shut out
the rain anil darkness of the March night,
and tlio tire snapped anl cracked behind
the red hot bars of the little grate in a
most cosy and comfortable sort of way,
casting a rosy shine into the thoughtful
brown eyes that were tracing castle and
coronets in the brightly burning coals.
For Philip Acre was, for once, indulg
ing himself in the dangerous fascinations
of a day-dream.
"If I were only rich!" he pondered to
himself. "Ah, if ! Then good-bye to all
these musty old biw books; good-bye to
mended boots and turned coats, and all
the ways and means that turn a man's
life into wretched bondage. Wouldn't
I revel in new book and delicious paint
ings, and high-stepping horses? Wouldn't
I buy a set of jewels for Edith not pale
pearls or sickly emeralds, but diamonds,
to blaze like links of fire ujon her royal
throat! Wouldn't I what nonsense I'm
talking, though!" he cried suddenly to
himself. "Phil Acre, hold jour tongue.
I did suppose you were a fellow of good
sense. Here you are, neither rich nor
distinguished, but a simple law student;
while Edith Wyllis is as far above your
moon-struck aspirations as the Queen of
.Night herself! Shu loves me, though
she will wait arid the time may one day
come. If only Dr. Wyflis were not so
distrustful of a fellow ! Hello! come in
there, whoever you are."
It was only the serving-maid of the
lodging house, carrying a letter in the
corner of her apron, between her linger
"Please, sir, the postman has just
"All right, Kuty. Now, then," he
added, as the door closed behind Katy's
substantial back, "let's see what my un
known correspondent hus to say. A black
seal, eh? Not having any relations to
lose, I am not alarmed at the prognostic."
He broke the seal, and glanced leisure
ly over the short, business-like commu
nication contained within, with a face
that varied from incredulous surprise to
"Am I dreaming?" lie murmured,
rubbing his eyes and shaking himself, as
if to insure complete possession of his
senses. ".No, I m wideawake and in my
right mind; it is no delusion no part of
my waking visions. Hut who would ever
suppose that old Thomas Mortimer,
whom I haven't seen since I was a boy of
sixteen, and picked him out of the river
halt dead between cramp and fright,
would die and leave me all his money?
Why, I'm not the shadow of a relation;
hut then I never heard that the old man
had any kith or kin, so I can' imagine
any h um in taking advantage of his odd
freak. Itioh am I really to be rich?
Is mv Aladdin ision to be an actual fact?
Oh. Edith, Edith!"
lie clasped both hands over his eyes,
sick and giddy with the thought that
that lovely far-off star of his adoration
would be brought near to him at last by
the magnet gold. All those years of
patient waiting were to be bridged over
by the strange old miser's bequest; he
might claim Edith now.
How full of heart sunshine "were the
weeks that flitted over the head of the
accepted lover, brightened by Edith's
smile, made Ieautitul by tiie soft radi
ance of Edith's love. There is only one
alloying shadow the almost impercepti
ble touch of distrust and suspicion with
which stern old Dr. Wyllis regarded his
future son-in-law. Ah! he feared to trust
his only child to the keeping of any man
who had not been proved in the fiery
furnace of trial.
It was precisely a week before the day
appointed for the" wedding, as the soft
lights, veiled by shades of ground glass,
were just lighted in Dr. Wyllis's drawing
room, where Edith sat among her white
roses and heloitrope, working on a bit of
cambric rutuing and singing to herselt.
She was a slender, beautiful girl, with
violet eyes, a blue-veined forehead and
glossy, abundant curls of that pale gold
that old painters love to portray.
"I wonder it Mortimer Place is so very
lovely," she said, to a silver-haired lady
who sat opposite. "Philip is going to
take me there when we return from our
wedding tour, aunty; he says it is the
sweetest place a poet's fancy can devise,
with fountains and shrubberies ana iteii
ciou9 copses. Oh, shall we not be happy
She started ud with a bright, sudden
blush; for even while the words were
trembling on her lip, Philip Acre came
into the room, his handsome face look
ing a little troubled, yet cheerful withal.
Mrs. Wyllis, with an arch nod at her
niece, disappeared into the perfumed per
spective of the conservatory, leaving the
lovers to themselves.
"You are looking grave, Philip," said
Edith, as he bent over and kissed her
"And I am feeling so, darling. I have
a very unpleasant disclosure to make to
night our marriage must be postponed
"Philip, for what reason?"
"To enable me, by diligent labor at
my profession, to realize sutlieient means
to support you, dearest, in a manner sat
isfactory to your father's expectations and
my own wishes."
"Hut, Pnilip, I thought"
"You thought me the heir of Thomas
Mortimer's wealth? So I was, Edith, a
few hours since, but I have relinquished
all claim to it now. When I accepted
the bequest, I was under the impression
that no living !:eir existed. 1 learned
to-day that a distant cousin a woman
is alive, although, my lawyer tells me,
in ignorance of her relationship to Thomas
Mortimer. Of course I shall transfer the
property to her immediately."
"Hut, Philip, the will has made it
"Legally, it has; but, Edith, could I
reconcile it to my idea of truth and honor,
to avail myself of old Mortimer's fanciful
freak at this woman's expense? I might
take the hoarded wealth, but I should
never respect myself again, could I dream
of legally defrauding the rightful heir.
Nay, dearest, I may lose name anil wealth,
but I would rather die than suffer a
single stain on my honor as a Christian
"You have done right, Philip," said
Edith, with sparkling eyes. "We will
wait, and hope on, happy in loving one
another more dearly than ever. Hut who
is she? What is her name?"
"That's just what I did not stop to in
quire. I will write again to my lawyer
to ask these questions, and to direct that
a deed of conveyance be instantly made
out; and then, darling"
His lips quivered a moment yet he
manfully completed the bitter sentence,
"Then I will begin the battle of life
And Edith's loving ej-es told him what
she thought of his noble self-abuegation
a sweet testimonial.
"Hem!" said Dr. Wyllis, polishing his
eye glasses magisterially, with a silk
crimson handkerchief; "I didn't suppose
the young fellow jhad so much stamina
about him a very honorable thing to do.
Edith, I have never exactly felt satisfied
about Phil Acre's being worthy of you
"Hut my mind is made up now. When
is he coming again
"This evening," faltered Edith, the
violet eyes softly drooping.
"Tell him, Edith, that he may have you
next Wednesday, just the same as ever,
and as for the law practising- why there's
time enough for that afterwards. Child,
don't strangle me with your kisses keep
them for Phil."
lie looked after his daughter with eyes
that were strangely dim.
"Tried and not found wanting; he
The perfume of orange blossoms had
died away, the glimmer of pearls and
satin were hidden in velvet caskets and
traveling trunks, and Mr. and Mrs. Acre,
old married people of a month's duration,
were driving along a country road, in the
amber glow of a glorious June sunset.
"Hallo! which way is Thomas going?"
said Philip, leauing from the window, as
the carriage turned out of the main road.
"I told him the direction to take
Phil," said Edith, with bright, sparkling
eyes. "Let me have my own way, just
for once. We are going to our .new
"Are we?" said Phil, with a comical
grimace. "It is to be love in a cottage, I
"Wait till yon sec, sir!" said Mrs. Acre,
pursing her little rosebud of a mouth.
Ami Pnilip waited duteously.
"Where are we?" he asked, in aston
ishment, when the carriage tlrew up in
front of a stately pillared portico, which
seemed to be not uufimiliar to him.
"Surely, this is Mortimer Place!"
"I shouldn't be surprised if it was,"
said Dr. Wyllis, emerging from the door
way. "Walk in, my boy come, Edith!
Well, how do you like your new home?"
"Our new home! repeated l lulip. "I
do not understand you, sir."
"Why, I mean that your little wife
yonder is the sole surviving relative ot
fh onias Mortimer, although she never
knew it till this morning. Her mother
was old Mortimer's cousin, but some ab
surd quarrel had caused a total cessation
of intercourse between the two branches
of the family. I was aware of the facts
all along, but I wasn t sorry to avail my
self of the opportunity ot seeing what
kind of stutt you were made ot, mil
.Vcre! And now, as the deed of convey
ance isn't made out yet, I don't suppose
your lawyer need trouble himselt alxmt
it. The heiress won't quarrel with you,
1 11 le bound."
Phil Acre's cheek flushed, and then
grew pale with strong, hidden emotion,
as he looked at his fair wife, standing be
side him. when the sunset turned her
bright hair to coils of shining gold, and
thought how unerringly the hand of Prov
idence had straightened out the tangled
weW of his destiny.
Out of the darkness h id come light.
A bhtoht young lady gave her slow
lover a delicate leap year hint the other
evening. In the course of conversation,
the gentleman asked her what form of
marriage she thought the most beautiful.
Her quick reply was: "I should care
little for form; the substance seems of
more importance." That girl wears an
engagement ring now.
Wars are healthy things if fought by
some nation you don't belong to. There's
more money in selling powder than in
A Patriotir Jury.
Jurors are sometimes sympathetic, and
allow their feelings to run away with
their judgment. This fact is often used
by shrewd lawyers so as to gain a verdict
w hich neither law nor evidence would jus
tify. An incident that illustrates this is
told of Charles M. Lee, a well-known
criminal lawyer of Rochester, N. -Y.:
Lee w as defending an old Revolution
ary soldier for passing a forged promis
sory note for some thirty dollars.
There was hardly the faintest doubt of
his guilt, but Lee contrived to get before
the jury the fact that the accused, when
nineteen, was one of the storming party
that followed .Mad Anthony Wayne in
his desperate assault upon Stony Point
and helped to carry the wounded General
into the fort during that terrible tight.
In summing up, Lee, after getting o er
the Ugly points of the evidence as best he
could, undertook to carry the jury by es
calade, on the ground of the prisoner's
Revolutio' ry services.
He described in graphic language the
bloody attick on Stony Point, the impet
uous valor of Wayne, the daring exploit
of his client, and wound up with this
stunning interrogatory :
"Gentlemen of the jury, will yon semi
to the State Prison, for passing a contempt
ible thii ty-dollarforged uote.an old heroof
three-score and ten, who, in youth, cheered
the heart of his country in the darkest
hour of the Revolution by storming Stony
This w as a poser.
The chins of some of the jurors quiv
ered, but the foreman, a blulf fanner, put
on an air which seemed to say that storm
ing Stony Point was a good thing enough
in its line, but what h id that to do with
passing tins forged note?
After being out a couple of hours, the
jury returned to the court-room, when
the clerk went through the Usual formula:
"Gentlemen of the jury, have you agreed
upon a verdict?"
"Do you find the prisoner at the bar
guilty or not guilty?"
.Not guiltv, because he stormed Stony
Point !" thundered the stalwart foreman,
who, it was afterward learned, was the
last to come to an agreement.
The audience applauded, the crier
rapped to order, the district attorney ob
jected to therecording of the verdict, and
the judge sent the jury out again, telling
the foreman, in a rather sharp tone, that
they must find an unconditional verdict
of guilty or nof guilty.
Alter an absence ot a few minutes, they
returned, w hen the foreman rendered a
simple verdict of not guilty, adding, how
ever, as lie dropped into Itis seat,
"It was a good thing, though, judge,
"or the old lievolutiotiarv chap, that he
stormed Stony Point!"
nst Cannonade and Assault at (Jetty:
The last bloody contest at Gettysburg
pencil about one r. M. by a cannonade.
L'-e's plan of attack was the saniu as that
of the day before, except that Longstreet
now had Pickett s division, ami Lee
added one division and two brig-
ides of A. P. Hill to the attacking col
umn. Also tliere was a dtiierent massing
of the artillery. Longstreet is said to
ave brought together in his front, op
posite the low ground north of Little
Hound lop htty-hve long-range guns.
and Hill massed some sixty more a little
irther towards and opposite to our
The signal-gun was fired by the enemy,
and from the southwest, west, north, and
northeast, his batteries opened, hurling
into the cemetery grounds missiles ot
every description. Shells burst in the
air, on the ground, at our right and left,
and in front, killing men and horses, ex
ploding caissons, overturning tomb-tones,
and smashing fences. The troops hugged
their cover, when the' had any, as well
is they could. One regiment ot Stein-
wher's was fearfully cut to pieces by a
shell. Several olliccrs passing a certain
path w ithin a stone's throw of my position
were either killed or wounded. I he Ger
man boy holding our horses under the
cover of the Cemetery Hill, on the east
ern slope near a large rock, h i 1 his lei t
arm clipped oil with the fragment ot a
hell. -Men tell while eating, or while
the food was in their hands, and some
with cigars in their mouths. As there
seemed to be actually no place of safety,
my staff olliccrs sat by me, nearly in front
of :'our t.vel ve-pound Patrott guns that
played over our heads, almost every avail-
tble space being covered with artillery.
s the sabots ( t he pieces of wood that
are placed between the cartridges and the
elongated shot; would someti?s fly off
and hit us when the guns tired, we made
large piles of hard-bread boxes, and sat
in front of them, watching the operations
of the enemy w ith our glasses ; thus pro
tected against our gnus, but exposed to
the I'litmy'. fi'fi. O. O. lLneird.
F.vvoits. If you want to be happy.
never ask a f.ivor. Give as many as you
can, and if any are freely off -red, it is not
necessary to be too proud to tike them;
but never ask for or stand waiting for any.
ho ever asked a tavor at the right
time? To be refused is a woeful stab to
one's pride. It is even worse to have a
favor granted hesitatingly.
I suppose that out of a hundred that
petition for the least thing if it be even
an hour of time ninety-nine wish with
burning cheeks and aching hearts, that
they had not done so.
Don't ask favors of your nearest friends,
everything for yourself until you drop,
and then, if anyone picks you up, let it
be because of his free choice, not from
any groan you may utter. Hut while you
can stand be a soldier. Eat your own
crust rather than feast on another's dainty
meats; drink cold water rather than an
The world is full of people asking fa
vors, and people tired ot granting them
Love or tenderness should never be put
aside, when its full hands are stretched
toward you; but so few love, so few are
tender, that a favor asked is apt to be a
cruel millstone around your neck, even if
you gain the thing you want by the ask
ing. Mary Kyle Dallas, in Ledger.
Care for tli Aged.
D the young eople ever think that
they will be old; that they will soon feel
that the grass-hopper is a burden, and
fear is in the way? Only a few short years
ago, that aged man and feeble woman
were young, strong and full of life; their
loving heai ts were gushing with tender
ness and care for the little ones, who now
stand in their place. D not j stle that
aged couple out of your pathway, but
rather lift them with tender care over
the rough, declining road. You may
have forgotten how carefully they kept
your tender feet ljoin stumbling, und
with what care they watched your ad
vancing steps. Hut they have not for
gotten, and the time wi'u come when yo.i
will be forcibly reminded of it by the
love you have for your own little ones.
Will they hand you the same bitter cup
to drink that you p nir out for that aged
father and stricken m dle-r? Verily, "with
what measure you mete, it shall be meas
ured to you again." Think of the anx
ious days and nights your mother has
watched by your sick led; remember
her loving care, her patience and long
sull'eiing with your fret fulness, and then
let the blush of shame dye your brow,
that you should be impatient or unkind
to her, now that she is old. Old folks are
such a trial! Yes, they know it and they
feel it, and so will you be just such a
trial to your children in the day that
will suiely come; ay, and you will re
A Lw:o!i-SvviNo Was ii i mi Lii n.
Many laundresses save a vast amount of
hard labor wh mi washing clothes by em
ploying the follow ing preparation, w Inch,
it is said, will not injure linen nor cot
ton fabrics. When the number of gar
ments to be washed is sin ail, one halt or
one-fourth the quantity mentioned may
be employed: Dissolve two pounds ot bar
soap in about three gallons of water as
hot as the hand can bear, and add one ta-
hlcstoouful of turpentine and three of
liquid ammonia. The mixture must be
well stirred, and the clothes steeped in it
for two or three hours, taking care to
cover up the vessel containing them m
nearly steam-tight as possible. 1 lie
clothe afterward should be washed out
and rinsed in the usual way. The soap
and water may be repeated and Used a
second time, but in that case a tcaspoon-
ful of turpentine and a teaspoontul of
immonia must be added. I he process
is said to cause a great economy of time,
labor, and fuel. The clothes will not le
injured at all, as there will be little ne
cessity lor ruoomg, unless mere are
places exceedingly dirty. When wrist
bands and collar bindings have been sat
urated with perspiration, and the dirt has
been dried in, there is no washing prep
aration in use that will remove the dirt
without some rubbing.
DiSIIKS ani Tinwai:k.
right way to
soaptowasii ui-hes. i ue
do is to have your water quite hot, and
add a very little milk to it. This softens
tint water, gives the di-hes a hue gloss.
uid preserves the hands; it removes the
grease, even from beef, and yet no grease
is ever found floating on the water as
when soap is used. The earthenware
vessel should be set on tie- stove with a
little water in theiu when the victuals are
taken from them; thus they are hot when
one is ready to wash them, and the grease
is easily removed. Tinware keeps bright
longer cleaned in this way than by uing
o tp or by scouring. 1 he habit so many
of us have acquired of scouring tins i a
wasteful oIicy; the present style ot tin
ware will not bear it. The tin is soon
sctubbed away, and a vessel that is lit for
nothing is left on our hand-.
Coi.i Mutton. When mutton is left
in good sh ie and it is the fault of the
carver if it is not always left neatly cut
off some chops, trim off the greater ihm tion
of fat, and saw or cut off the end of the
bone. Heat a plate and pour into the
center some nicely cooked iresii green
peas, or in winter preserved peas; heap
in the centre in the shape of a pyramid;
brown the chop quickly over a bright
lire, season in a hot plate with pepper,
salt and butter, and then arrange tlieui
around the peas, the small end laid upon
the pyramid of pea. Furnish the edge of
the dish with slices ot h ird-ln 1 led egs
and some sprigs of parsley. Serve hot.
Oystku Salve. Drain the juice from
twenty-live or thirty oysters and put it in
a porcelain ketth, with three quaiters of
a pint of rich milk, or cream and milk
mi ved ; i uo to a paste three ounces of but
ter and a heaping tablespoonlul of Hour;
stir it in the milk over the lire with a
wooden spoon until it begins io thicken,
then add the oysters, and simmer five
minutes, stirring all the time; serve in a
small oyster-tureen, with boiled turkey
or chicken, or as directed, with some
kinds of boiled fish; add pepper and salt
to your tasfe.
To I'LIIK WlIITK SWKI.I.INO OK ScUOf-
rr.A. Scrape common elder bark, bitter
sweet, mullein leaves equal parts. Hil
together in a little water; then put in a
little golden sel. Stew all in butter and
mutton tallow, equal parts, until well
done. Then strain and put back in pot,
and put in beeswax and pine tar. Stew
them all together. For use, spread on a
cloth and apply as a poultice.
Ml ki- in. One quart of milk,two eggs,
one t ibleponful of butter warmed witii
the milk, Hour enough to make a batter
that w ill drop rather thick from the spoon.
a teaspoonful of salt, a pennyworth of
bakers or a teacuptul ot home-madt:
yeast. When very light bake in riug
on a griddle.
Foil Soke Evi;s. Take two table-
spoonfuls honey, tahlesponnful salt, tinc
ture of balsam buds.one tablespoonful, tea-
spoonful gum pine. Make a paste and
put it over the eye. A thin cloth to go
on the eyes first.
Cl ue for Ckoli. A piece of lard as
big a a butternut, rubbed up with sugar.
divided into three parts and given at
intervals of twenty minutes.
Ccue for Toothache. Take a lump
of lime as large as a hickory nut, put it
in a quart bottle of water, and rinse the
mouth with it frequently.
Charles Dickens began by inviting the
photographer to join him in "a little
randy and water, hot." H? had only
one sitting in this city. Alxmt 2"5,0()i)
of the picture taken then have Im-cii sold
in New York ah ne. In lHtJO the Prince
of Wales sat. He had deferred it to the
last moment, an 1 while lie w a sitting the
military were waiting outside to escort
him to the dejHt. Lord Lyon entered
and said: "Your Highness, we have no
time to spare, and there is a multitude
outside anxious to see you." "Let them
wait," replied the Prince; "they can see
my photograph when I am gone." Over
."i.OOO copies of this picture were 'sold.
The Grand Duke Alexis and suite had
their pictures taken on Sund ay. the only
day they were disengaged. The Duke
was with difficulty prevailed upon to lay
his cigarette aside during the sitting. and
owing to hi large frame was very ditlicult
to pose in Mich a way that hi figure
might not Ik? taken for a prize lighter;
his face no one could mistake. About
.,t0d of his picture were sold.
Actors and actresses generally make
the best pictures, because they under
stand the art for it is an art of grace
ful posing. Lester Wallack has been sit
ting for over twenty year and perhaps
-ld,0dd copies of his photograph have
found places in albums. Of Edwin H toth's
picture over 7.,0()0 copies have Im-cii
sol. I within fifteen yeais. Elwin For
rest's pictures never sold well.
John Hrougliam sell very wa ll for a
man of his age and modesty. About 10,
OOl) copies of Capoiil's portrait were
bought. Of John Wilkc H ooth's about
.",ooo copies were sold before the killing
of President Lincoln, ami as many more
afterward. "Huuipty Dumpty," Fox,
Feehter, Thome, Stevnoii, Hirrymore
and Sotliein sell about equally well, the
limit for each not exceeding .,0!)t). The
photographs of Paicpa Rosa have had a
larger sale than those of any other linger
or actress who ever sat in this country.
Nearly 30,000 copies have Im-cii obtained
from one negative. Next to Parepa Rosa
the demand has been greatest for Mrs.
Scott Siddon's pictures, over 40,000 of
which have been sold. Of Christine Nils
on about .'iO,ooil have la-en sold; of
Adelaide Neilson about the same number;
of Clara Morris, .j,00i, and of Fanny
DaveiiM)rt nearly as many. Maggie
Mitchell, who used to sell her own pic
tures while travelling, has had 23,000 of
her photographs disposed of.
Of Horace Greeley about 20,000 photo
graph were m during the late Presi
dential canvass. There ha always been
a great demand for the pictures of Astor,
Yaudcibilt and Stewart.
Genera Ml it.
When drinking interfere with a man's
business, the common way i to give up
The passengers In a Phil ideiphi a street
car the other evening w ere t il Icing in six
Enoi.ish capitalists are said to have
lost about five hundred millions of dol
lars in twelve mouth in Turkish, Egyp
tian and Peruvian securities.
Heke is a soliloquy of a Parisian in
ebriate, addressed to his hat, which had
fallen off: "If I pick you up, I fall; if
I fall you will not pick me up then I
leave you." And he staggered proudly
Those old soakers never lack for argu
ment. Lately one replied Io a temper-
nice lecturer by the following: "If water
rots the sole of your boots, what effect
must it have on the coat of your stoin-
An agricultural journal advertise a
new washing machine under the heading.
"Every man hi own washerwoman, 'and
in its culinary department say that ''po
tatoes should always be boiled in cold
To encourage true planting in the sev
eral counties of Iowa, the Chicago and
Northwestern Riilwayoif.tr a pas to
Chicago and back for the fanner and hi
wife in each county who during the year
plant and keep living the greatest num
ber ol trees.
Seventeen men who had left comfort
able homes in Wisconsin to hunt gold in
the Hiaek Hills, applied on .a recent
night at the police station at St. Paul lor
bxlging, having walked from the Hlaek
Hill after three months vain hunt tor
gold, of which they saw not a grain.
A wao, who had wrapped a piece of
loth, having the word 'Centennial" on
it, around an egg and then boiled it so
that the word appeared plainly on
the shell, sally deceived a Portland
(Conn.) farmer, who took it out of a nest
where it had been placed, and exhibited
it at the olu-e ot a local newspaper a a
wonderful manifestation of the hen's inti
mate knowledge of the history of the
Cami-bems Hoiieni.inoen. Authors
do not always appreciate their good work.
Our readers have enjoyed Campbell s
"Hohenliii len," and every schoolboy has
"The combat deepens, on ye hravi
Who rush t glory or the yrave!"
Yet Camplell did not know whether this
fine ballad was worthy of publication. Re
and Sir Walter Scott were once travelling
in a stage-coach, and, as they were alone,
they repeated vctry, in order to beguile
the time. At la-t Scott asked Campbell
to repeat some of hi ow n poetry. Camp
bell said there was one ruing ue u au
written, but never printed. It wa full
of "drums, and trumpets, and blunder
busses, and thunder, but he didn t know
if there was anything good in it." And
then he repeated "Hohenlinden."
Scott listened with the greatest inter
est, and when he had finished, broke out,
"Hut do you know, that's very fine; why,
it's the finest thing you ever wrote, and it
must be printed !"
Astronomt is one of the sublimet.t
fields of human investigation. The mind
that grasp its fact and principles re
ceives something of the enlargement and
grandeur belonging to the science itself.
It is a quickener ot aevouon.
A Happy Commri-f l Family.
In the list of sub-cri hers to the Cen
tennial celebration fund published on
Saturday the name of JLirper & Hrothers
apjvears as "Harper Hrothers A' Co." In
view of the fact that of the original
brother only Fletcher Harper nurvives,
and that the firm now embraces about a
dozen sons and grandsons, the newly ex
temporized firm name may be supposed
to mean "Harer Hrothers and Cousin."
Sueli a title would not l more singular
than are many thing about this great
house. The original linn of Jaine and
John Harper had no articles of copart
nership. Each member tlrew what be
liked for family expenses, and the profit
of the concern were always reinvested in
the business. N-i personal account were
kept after the younger brothers Wesley
and Fletcher were taken into the house,
sir: I the profits still go to swell the now
immense capital. Fletcher, the younger
and surviving brother, used tosay jocose
ly to his brother that they cheated him
by demanding $J,000 for hi admission to
the partnership. The partnership is now
limited Io the m ile members id the fam
ilies, the (laughters receiving dowers on
m irrying; thus the firm is always to re-
main HariHTt'c Hrothers. The surnames
of the original brothers are continued with
religious accuracy, so that there are sev
eral Joseph, two or three Fletcher, two
or more Johns, etc., w bo are distinguished
in the 1 i in 1 1 i t r language of their own
counting-room by such titles a "Hrook-
I y ii J'm because he live in Hrooklyn),
"Joe 22J" (because of his residence in
Twenty-second street), "Joe Abner," the
"Colonel's John" (son of Colonel John
Harper, so-called to distinguish him from
"Filth Avenue Jack," since dead I, and
"Fietch., Jr.," mid "Fletch., 21," son and
grandson of "the M ij r," who is never
called Fletcher at all. There are several
other distinctive nicknames which we do
not recall. The first have many of the
characteristics of Dickens' "Cheerybh;
Hrothers," including a vci itableTim Lin
kinwater in the cashier, Demarest, who
does pretty much a he pleases, abuse the
firm from senior to junior, whenever he
feels like it, and is one of the best na
t u red and best hearted ami most popular
fellows in the world. In revenge the linn
occasionally conspire to play such prac
tical joke on lima banishing linn or
summi-r trip to Europe with $1,000 for
expenses, "only to get lid of him." Al
together it is a very happy commercial
A Fraud and h Delusion.
The man who hasn't read about H.-nja-miu
Franklin carrying home a turkey
fr.iM market, in order to how his demo,
cratie ideas, is not a well-read man. His
democratic ideas might have Im-cii all
light then, but the theory he went by is
a fraud and a delusion in these days. A
case in point occurred yesterday.
A highly resectab!e and moderately
wealthy Detroiter found tUat his carriage
me led some repairs, and, as hi walk
down town took in a carriage shop, he
picked up the shafts and started to draw
it down, lie felt a little proud at first
over hi self-reliance and independence,
but he hadn't traveled half a block when
a big boy yelled :
"Say, mister, do ye pice or trot?"
The citien foolishly thought that there
wa only one bad, big boy in tow n, but it
wasn't a minute before a second one
screamed out :
'Now drive up to me with some of yer
milk wagons, will yer!"
At the corner below a butcher's cart
can.c along, driven by a sandy-haired
young man, w ho w hipped up, lost his hat,
and called to an imaginary driver:
'Tf you don't get tint old crow-bait
out of the road I'll run him into the river !"
Tliere wa a crowd of boy around the
wa'cr-tauk, and a the citizen came up
they yelled :
" 'Nothcr case of heaves and founder!
Great Sykes, but he's been a high stepper
in his day !'
A block further down a milkman came
si iinming along over the car-track, drove
11 over the roa'd at once, and finally sue-
eded in knocking the citizen over.
tilling up on his old raw-bones he
"D tan' you know some leedle gomnion
sense any more? Veil a man in ike an
o'.dt horse by himself he ought to go omit
on der Gratiot roadt and eat some grass J"
Nevertheless, the citizen persisted in
carrying out in hi mission, but the ht
two bl.H-ks were made solely to spite the
brick-wagon teamster who screamed at
"Why don't you get oiiip liniment for
that lameness in your olf-hiud foot?
Whoa, now I Want to tip over another
bain, don't ye?" JMroit Vrez Pre.
In Huston a lady carried some gift to
a small hospital nearly opposite her own
house; she was a stranger to all the pa
tients, but was pitiful and sympathetic,
and soon found that two of the invalid
women took great comfort in looking into
the lighted sitting-room of her own home,
and seeing all the pleasant family life
there; and they were sorry when the
shades shut out the night. After that, all
winter long, the shades were left up, un
til the hospital patients were in bed, and
they Krew very toiiU of that Inendly
group whom they knew in no other way,
but who were sd willing to do their part
toward "setting the solitary in families."
Preeminence is sweet to those who
lov it, even under mediocre circum
stances; perhaps it is not quite mythical
that a slave ha been proud to be bought
first; and probably a barndoor fowl on
sale, though he may not have understood
himself to be called the best lot, may have
a self informed consciousness of his rela
tive importance and strut consoled. Hut
for complete enjoyment the outward and
inward must concur.
I have a belief of my own, and it
comforts me, that by desiring what is
erfectly god, even when we don't quite
know what it is and cannot do what wc
would, we are part of a divine power
against evil, widening the skirts of light,
sud makiog the struggle with darkness
History of the
From an interesting pa per in the Ameri
can Nuturiilint, by Judge Caton, we select
the following notes upon the natural his
tory of the American antelope; The ani
mal is not a native of the Old World, and
is confined tit a very limited poition of
the New. In size the prong-buck, or
American nnteloie, 1 considerably final I
cr than the Virginia deer, the adult male
rarely exceeding four feet in length from
tip to lip, und three feet in height to the
top of tiie shoulder, The hairs of this
animal dilfer from those of most of the
hollow-horned ruminants, and po!-e the
extreme characteristics of those of the
leer. They are hollow except near the
rooti and extreme points, and ure tilled
with a sort of light pith, like that found
in the quill of the turkey. The hairs are
non-elastic ami fragile, in this respect re
sembling more those of the caribou than
of any other quadruped. The entire ab
sence of the hind or accessory hoof ili.
linguistic the prong-buck from both the
deer and the antelope. A very Important
feature of the prong-buck I its glandular
system, from which is emitted a lather
The eye of the prong-buck is excep
tionally large much larger than that of
the deer, the ox, or the horse. The entire
exposed put of the orb Is intensely black,
with a mild and gentle expression. The
animal is the swiltest-footed of all known
quadrupeds, but it cannot continue the
race at high speed for a lenyth of time,
although for a few miles or a few min
utes it career seems like Iho flight of ft
bird. While it can make astonishing
horizontal leaps, even from a standing po
sition, it cannot or will not make high
vertical leaps. The author thinks that it
could not under any circumstance be
driven over an obstruction a yard in
height. The most interesting of all its
characteristics is its horn. These up.
pend ages are given to both male and
b in ile, but in the latter they are scarce
ly more than rudimentary till they are
fully adelt, and even then the horns me
quite insignificant. In both sexes the
horn is hollow, liko that of the goat and
the ox, and it is dceidiioin, like the ant
lers of the deer. Altogether this is a
most interesting animal, occupying an in
termediate place lctwecn ruminuuts with
hollow and persistent horn, and tlio-e
with solid and persistent ones. In skin
and coat it is likeho deer. It eye is
most like that of some of the antelope,
its glandular system is most like that of
the goat. In salaciousness It even excel
the goat.- 1'ojtular Srienre Monthly.
Tin: Mauri ao rc ok Gauiiimim. The
mysterious marriage of Garibaldi with
the Marc hee Gui.eppina Kiimoudohas
lately been recalled to public memory.
This lady formerly lived at Como, but,
for some time has resided at Milan. Many
years ago Gen. Garibaldi married the
Maichchc Haimondo. To iho surprise of
everyone they parted immediately after
the ceicinony, and never met again. No
reaoii was given; whatever was the cause,
it was kilobit only to themselves. Since
that time the General has lived with a
peasant woman at Cap! cm, by whom he
has had two children; this woman is
called Sigimra Garibaldi by some per
sons. Tiie Marchese Kiimomlo has lived
a quiet, retired life during all these years.
Four or live years ag i I saw her aboard
the royal steamer ut a regatta on Lake
Como; she was treated with respect, and
the Princess Marguerite talked with her.
Lately the Marchese Riiinoudo has had
a succession of troubles. One of her
Morrows i the state of mind and health
of her father, the old Marchese Georgio,
Through great age! he has become too fee
ble to direct the family estate and alfairs.
This duty must be assume I byhisdauh
tcr; but, is a married woman, she iiuiit have
permission from her husband to perform
It legally. She has had the courage to
ask Garibaldi's content. The General's
reply was an instant demand upon the
law to ami ul their matriagu and leave the
Marchese a free woui in.
Ancestry ok TW K Pen. The earliest
mode of writing wa on brick, tile, oyg.
tcr shells, stones, ivory, bark and leaves
of trees; and troni the latter the term
"leaves of a book" is probably derived.
Copper and bras plates were very early
in Use; and a bill of foefiineut on copper
was some years ince discovered in India,
bearing date one hundred years H. C,
Leather was also used, as well as wood
en tablets. Tueu the papyrus came into
vogue, and about the eighth century the
papyrus wa superseded by parchment.
Paper, however, is of great antiquity, es
pecially among the Chinese; but the first
paper mill in England was built in LVl),
by a German, at D irtfoi din Kent, Nev.
crthelcss, it was nearly a century and a
half namely, in 17RI before Thomas
Vat kins, a stationer, brought paper mak
ing to anything like pcifcctioti.
The first approach to a pen wiu the
stylus, a kind ot Iron bodkin; but the
Uomaus forbade its use on account of its
ticqiieiit and even fatal use in quarrels,
and then it was male of bone. Subse
quently, reed, pointed and split, liUo
pens ot the present d iy, were uod.
Hawthorne at CoM.fc.oK. Wads
worth' line, "1'iiu child is the father of
the man," was strikingly illustrated In
the life of Hawthorne, the greatest writer
of romances that the United St ites have
produced. When a student at Howdoin
College he was as shy and as morbidly
sensitive as in manhood, lie did not
shine in the recitations as a matter of
fact, he was frequently iu the shade of
failure but hy stood first in the class as
a writer. Hi compositions were written
in such a finished style, that Prof. New
man, the instructor iu rhetoric, not un
frcquently summoned his family to share
iu the enjoyment of reading Hawthorne's
essay. ''The recollection," writes la
Seribner'i Magazine one who knew "him
as a student, "is very distinct uf llitw
thorne's reluctant step and averted look
when he presented himself at the profes
sor's study, and, with girlish Uiflldencc,
submitted a comosition which no man
in his class could equ il."
Do not kick every one in your path.