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Te ohe Circle.
Hwett, ancct, awcct,
Is Ilia wind's aong,
Astir In tlio rippled wheat
All day long.
It hath tho brcxA'a wild gayetjr,
The korruwful cry of tho sea.
Oh, liuali and hear 1
Hvuet, swtet, anil cli ar
Abovo tlio locust's wlilrr,
Ami hum of boo,
Illats that soft, pathetic harmony.
In tlio meadow-grass
Tho Innocent wltlto daisies Mow;
Tha dandelion plumo doth pais
Vanuely to and fro
Tho uwiulet spirit of a flower
That hath too brief an hour.
Nor doth a llttlo cloud all wblto
Or golden bright
Drift down tho warm, Muo akjri
And now on the horizon lino,
Wlitro dnnky woodland He,
A sunny inlet ilotli alilne,
Like to a vc II before, a holy shrine,
.Sweet, nwrtt, sweet,
1 tho wlnd'e aoiig,
Astir In tho rippled wheat
All dny Ioiik.
That oiqulHlto mualn calla
Tho n aixr cvtrywhero
I.lfu ami ihalli mint eharc.
tTliogoldtit ltarvt at falls,
Ho doth all end
Tim bloom of tho h'art;-
Maator, Cnnsoli r, Friend,
Mako Thou the liaru t of our daya
To fall within Thy was,
My Friends, tho Winncbagos No. 2.
Wrllti ii for tlio llt-iui. 1'iitaa by II. II.)
At I Saw Them in Wisconsin.
My first acquaintance with Wisconsin Indians
was formed iiiiu afternoon in Nnvoiuhur, 1807,
as I was chopping in tho woods, fuw roil
from tlio iiiiiiti mini. It wiih ii bright, warm
ility; in (act, n llttlu too bright ami warm for
chopping. Willi an unusually hunvy blow I
struck my ax Into tlio wlillu (ink log, intending
to loavo It tliero ii fuw moments, will l I could
straighten tip mid breathe, u little, I liml hoard
no Hound Imt Hint of my ax, and tlio drumming
of ii partridge; Imt on looking iirouud, I miiw ii
tall Indian, about twenty-llvo jiiim of ngc,
standing within an iirm'H length of mo.
Ilo had iividontly ititi'iidi'il nn agrctulilu sur
prise; mid when liu hhw )y my lonlm that ho
had nccouiplishisl his object, his face, which
wan streaked witli neurit t and bluelc paint, grin
iifil with mi expression which Hieinecl to say,
"Hero I am, you scut Wo Indian a ret funny
follows ain't wu? " Illrt unshorn and uncouth
I'd hair huiigiluiigllng alionl his uncle, Imt a fuw
locks illrtrtly in front wirn tightly hriiidul,
that hU vIhIoii might Iio unobstructed. Ho
had on n dirly calico shirt, which ho worn out
sldo of his pautH, 'I'lm last mimed garment
wan of tlio mont croiiouilcul cut, everything ho.
inn dispensed with except tho legs; those, liy
menu of a narrow ntrip of cloth extending up
hiit sides, worn fastened to u IhU about IiIh
waist. Ilia feet wirn protected liy 11 pair of 111
madn moccasins, Ho had u vory good rillo,
and to hirt utlior hunting equipments wns added
a Hiiiiilt woodnu horn, not innro than four inch-
i Hiii length, which wiih hanging "ver IiIh
shoulders Ho had oliKorvi'd my curiosity in
regard to it, and putting it lo his lips produced
n plaintive, quavering noiiihI, which, liu In
foruit'd nn', wiih Intended lo iinllaln tlio bloat
ing of tliu fawn. Ho assured inn that upon
hi uring this call tlui oldi r members of tho deer
family would bo thrown oil their guard, and in
thi-ir anxiety for their young would he'cnuio nn
easy prey to tint hunter,
liu Haiti ho was of thu Winnebago tribe.; and
that lie was of a party who went then on their
route to more favorable hunting i;roundH, about
n hundred miles iiorthenat of Sandusky, Inleii
dlnn lo winter there. 1 hud no Kiisplcion that
ho intended to lako my xcalp alonj; with him,
as a lueioorial, Imt I was well uwiiro that be
had hoiiiii object, beyond u mem complimentary
cull. His object, exnrcHscd in plum Indian,
and Inundated into main I'iikMhIi, was thli 1m
ho wauled ii chow of tobacco. It wiih to c,io
mo an opportunity lo purehaso, at ko cheap a
rate, (he everlasting friendship ofn real Indian,
that h, on hearing Iho hound of my in, hail
left his track, or, mom vulgarly mieakiiu;, Iho
road In Knutliisky, lo pay mo this lit. On
in v iiiformlnn him thai 1 was one of tho small
minority of tho eiliens of the above named
place who could not iitbird to indulge in tlie use
of lob icco, ho left in dUpjist.
I'ltrtiift Hie iilterniiou I now other memlicrsol
seng currency? I, being n greenhorn, asked for
somo information in regard to thin currency.
I was informed that about twotvo years ago, this
country was ipilto poor. This oeerued almost
incredible; but I could not doubt tho veracity
of my neighbors. Theru was but llttlo land un
der cultivation hero at that timo, and thoro was
not enough produce grown to foed tho inhabi
tants. Those emigrants who were, possessed of
any moans had always shunned this locality,
there being no attraction hore but tho cheap
ness of land; it naturally followed that tho ma
jority of tho settlers hero wero thoio who could
not get a foothold any w hero else
On All sidos thcro was a world of work to do,
nut on no stuo was tuero anything to do with,
consequently (hero was llttlo or nothing tlono.
In older neighborhoods whoro thero are oven
a fow who aro nblo to hire, n little money will
find its way into tho poorest fanillios, in tho
way of wages; but hero they wero all poor alike.
Thoy could only pray that
"He who Mills tho raven's clamorous neat,
And di cka tho lovely Illy In Its prldo,
Would, In tho way that stun to Him tho lnnt,
l'or them and for thtlr llttlo onm provldo."
It appears that tho way "that hecmed to hltn
tho hiHt," was to Hitu lotof enterprising quacks
lo manufacturing and advertising tho Com
pound r.xtract of Harsaparllliil An important
ingredient in this compound was Ginseng; pro
nounced "Gin Huang" by tho people hero; and
this root was found in great abundance in tho
woods about hen. Tho inhabitants commen
ced grubbing for it like, n drovo of wild hogs.
It iiflordid an opportunity for earning somo
hlng, though tho wages wero small, and no
market was within roach from which thoy could
rcctivo cash returns.
Thoy wero thcrcforo compelled to adopt n
system ofexchanuo. Tho country inei chants
were perfectly willing to tako "Gin Shaug" in
exchange for their goods, givlug ho many
uiiiicch 01 iuii, etc., lor so many pounds 01 root
They, iu thuir turn, could tako it to tho
Western trado emporiums iu their semi-annual
visits, and puicluisn with this currency their
supply of goods; whilo the wholtsalo merchants
oould send it eastward and obtain cash for it
from tho maiiufai lures of Iho great panacea.
When debts wero paid it win in this currency.
Professional men rccchod their salaries ami
fcoH fu it, mid trutuIcrH paid their expenses
Willi it. Tho country bucks look their sweet
hearts to balls, anil other places of amuse
ment, nud purchisod their tickets with n fuw
pounds of "Olu Sluing." We, of tho present
tiiniiM, think our own legal currency somewhat
bulky, sumo ovou declaring that a man needs n
piitii-iorK to hautlUi It In transact uir nuv
amount of business, but those who have curried
around thin root of nil evil iu bags and baskets,
declare that wo havo no causo ot complaint.
I havo induliud iu this discrcsslou on thoHiib.
jtet oflho "Gin Sluing" currency, not that it
was in any way conntcun with tho last Indian
nun upon miimusKy, nm nuciiusu the latter was
spoken of by one of our party as having oc
curred whim this currency was iu circulation.
A young fellow, more colt brated for his pru
dence than his bravery, in returning from mill
one afternoon In autumn, had passed, two or
three miles below Iho ilinge, a fuw famlhos of
Indians, wno linn llgnttil their watch-tires, and
selves to be in fear of a kick or a blow from every
passer by. Even their ill-fed dogg seemed to
skulk along as though they wero impatient to
get out of sight, and beyond the sound of tho
voices of civilized dogs,
"None of my neighbors," continued the store
keoper,"could laugh at mo for my extensive
preparations for war, for wo wero all alike in
this. A few chickens wero supposed to have
been carried off by the Indians, the skunks, or
somo othor disagreeable animals, but no other
serious consequences followed the last Indian
raid upon Tea Itidgo, vulgarly called San-
this parly ot ntl emigrants sliollmg along t lit1
mud. 'lliev letl three Hli'kh-lookllii! horses.
with baskets and bundles slung acrois their
I'iickn; nut tlie neusiH ot imnleu nil which they
seemed most In rely were tho mpiauH, I,urgo
baskets, capable ot holding nearly two bushels
t'lU'h, worn lllltsl with wigwaiii-keepiug goods,
ul.d were hanging down on thtlr shoulders
miiiiii held by straps pressing across their fore
heads; ethers hid straps drawn oer t lit j r
breasts, rmumneof these baskets shining little
heads were stickingiiploc other rubbish; little
mouths worn chattering in suUlued tones, and
little eyt'H, that fairly ,'listcmsl with their black
nt.Ks, were giuing about in childish curlosih
The poor NipiawH, leaning with Iho weight of
thtlr heavy burdens, with n sad and complain
ing look upon Ihcir faces, went toiling along
the road as though they were King urged on
n rati) that was lieyotitl t'heir powers to accom
plish; while their lords, with erect forms nud
cureless fuees, went by at n comfortable pace,
having no lulsir to perform except leading their
horses, mid e'nrrilng nothing but their hunting
In the spiiug following, the stine party puss
td our house nn their return from their wiuttr
quarters, but for this journey they had procitr
ul an old wagon; and by frequent changing
nUiut they could nil enjoy the luxury of a ride
III my visits to the surrounding Ullages, 1
oct-Hkiounlly met with n few of these painted,
calico-shlrted warriors, who only come among
the psle-facrs to supply their urgent wants, the
most urgent of which nro whisky mid tobacco
All thu white people hero look upon them with
ditrut; nud some with a bitter, tiu, fclditig ha
trctl. Among tho whitti hunters nro home of
the leather.tocklng typo. They work Mt farm
ing during the Hummer, but their winters nro
wholly devoted to hunting, llctwtxn these
mid tint Indians there is nn irretMiH liable strife.
Tho Indians are not s.itlstUsI with killing nil
the game they want, but do nil iu their miner
to exterminate, or driwi it off, with a view to
fruitmte the plmi of the white hunters; and also
rob ami destroy their traps. This very natural,
ly liegtN m spirit of revenge I ho hcanl
same of these old etenms of tho trap and ritle
tfll of ahootlug audi and such nu Indian, nud
rtolttt list of others for whom tho bullets were,
Hut how ntioiit that last Indian raid upon
Knudutky? Well, wo wera attending a vry
pleasant varty one evening, ami ntnoug th
the gucuU wtu one of the defenders of San-
tluiky iu this raid. The subject Mug iucidrut
wero Kilting up thuir rudo tontH by thu road,
kiilii. Tliero being no enemy within their reach,
and probably having no wish to encounter any,
and being possessed of all tho confidence that
numbers Inspire, nud having drawn further In
spiration from thtlr bottles (this was in thu
good old times of cheap whisky), their gro
tesque movements, their faces streaked with
Hcarht and blaik piiut, their war imnleinenls.
consisting of ii fuw old muskets and bows nud
arrows, (heir idiollo jollity, Interspersed with
wnrllko yells, very naturally excltnl nlnrin iu
tint peiictfiil breast of tho young whilo man, as
he ciimo slowly along Iho road, with his bushel
ami n half of com muni slung across tho buck
of Ids fallmr's mare. Thu steed partook of Iho
leur of its rider, and made, what was con
Hldered ill those das good time. Hot, notwith
standing their anxiety lo get into safe quarters,
thoy stopped long enough t every house lo
give an exaggerated account of tho Impt tiding
danger. The terrible bill lucreaid in volume
as it rollttl along, and tho war resources of
Sandusky wero liuim dlalely canvassul, and
promply brought lorth. I enquired of the
Htorekeeper who was narrating thu nllair what
tin so resources wero?
"Oh," sal 1 ho," iu such settlements as these
liu ro Is always one gun at least hanging upon
mo wans in every iioiimi; i lien merit were
pitchforks, axes, II ills, jick-kuives mid clubs,
lint I," continued he, "was best provided of
nil. This was not owing to any lotesight nu
my pari; on Iho contrary, it was owing lo n
lack o( foresight iu business that I was now so
well prepared for n defensive war. I hud, soino
seasons preceding this raid, purchased two doz
en corn-cutters at what I considered n good bar
gain. "Hut I was too ardent iu my calculations con
corning Iho wauls of tho inhabitants in this
line, and their means for tmrchiisiui.': for tint
area of com laud did not lucieaso as I had an
ticipated, nud tho farmers, instead of coming to
purchase my corn knlcn. substituted bungling
tutus, wiui'ii uiey lllciuscilCHCOUSlrtK'ltM nut ot
old scythes. Hut 1 now consider the dull sale
of my com cutlers tho most fortunate incident
iu my commercial life,
"Ah soon as wo went Informed ot tho proba
ble attack of the Indian army, wo drum tho
wedgo tight, r than ever owt our door litch,
nailed down our windows, and every one of my
family who could wield n corn cutter was nriu
etl for tho defence; nud wo resolved that, should
I'm tune favor us so much as to enable us to
tako the offensive, wu would gno no quarter.
"Tint afternoon pissed away, nud Iho dark
night c.iuiit on according to order; but tho dark
warriors did not come up to time. Still our
fears wero increasing, for wu were all well aware
that Indians nro among tho dot rs of evil who
ciiooso darkness rather than light.
I interrupted him with the remark, that I
supposed ho slept upon his nuns that night?
"Ko, sir;" n.iidhi, "I slept nn mv wife's
I'rolty good, I thought, for n country storo
koi in r,
"Woll.'Vontlnneil he, "when wo wero at
length tiro.1 and worn out with watching and
watting, wo glittered tho wholo family together
in one room, places! our com kuives under the
IhhI, ko that wo could bo ready tit a moment's
warning, nud laid down upon bed-blankets,
homo-blankets, or an) thing cl.o Hint wo i-ould
place between iu nnd tint floor, nud, one by
one, all of us forgot our duty mid our daugeri
nud fell nsleep.
"A short tune alter tho bright miii dime up
i'.vi im-eu.irill Ollllis, llll UiirK sous ol mo
forest omit) slowly up the uorth road, but no
mio, on soring them, could mi) longer havo an v
fears for tho saletvof hlsscalo." 'lliv nmt.Ji
lo lioltut such a mlgratlugpmty ns 1 have pre
viously ilescribtsl, only more numerous.
Thertt were, as among the preceding party,
spiritless horse, letl by sulky, shirking Indians,
with bare heads, intlnted fact, calico shirts,
vautlooti legs and moccoxinetl feet; while the
squaws, with short skirts, and pautalettcs of
blue woolen cloth, were carryiug iu huge has
Vet, or tied up in heavy blankets, pappootes
of various sites, wiih great quantities of other
valuable gotvds. The sutvaiiuu sullenne
characteristic of the Indians, seemed lo be in.
created In tills party
Silting on tho girls' benches, conspicuous
among tho school-girls of unlettered origin by
that look which rarely fails to betray hereditary
and congonial culture, was a young person very
nearly of my own ago. She came with tho rep
utation o( being "smart," as wo should havo
oalled it clover as we say now-a days. This
was Margaret Fuller, tho only one among us
who, liko Jenn Paul, like the Duke, like Bettlnn,
has slipped tho cahlo of the moro distinctive
name to which she was anchored, andtloats on
tho waves of Margaret, lier air to her school
mates was marked by a certain stutollness and
distance, as if she had other thoughts than
theirs, nnd was not of them. She was n great
student, nnd a great reader of what sho used to
call "navvvels." I remember her so well as
sho appeared nt school and later that I regret
that sho had not been faithfully given to can
vas or marble in tho day of her best looks.
Nono know hor aspect who havo not seen her
Margaret, as I remember her at school and
nflerward, was tall, fair comnlexiontd, with a
watery, aqua-marine luster In her light eyes,
which sho used to mako small, as ouo docs
who looks nt tho suushino. A remarkable
point about her was that lone. Iloxlblo neck.
nrclilng nnd undulating in sinuous movements.
which ono who loved her wonld comparo to
thoso ot a swan, and ono who loved her not
to thoso of tho ophidian who tempted our com
mon mother. Her talk was lluent, magiste
rial, somo would say eutiiiuistic, uui surpassing
Iho talk of womon in breadth nnd audacity.
Her face kindled and reddened nud dilated
iu every fenluro as she spoko, nnd ns I ouco
saw her iu a flno storm of iudieinatlon at tho
supnosod Ill-treatment of n relative, showed
IlHolf capable) of something resembling what
.viiiton calls tho vlriigonimi nspect.
Llttlo iucidoiils bear tclliniz when thev recall
anything of such a celebrity as Margarot. I
remember being greatly awed once, In our
school-days, with tho maturity of ouo of her
expressions. Some themes wero brought homo
from the school for examination by my father.
among them ono of hers. I took it up with n
coriaiii ominous interest, (lor 1 fancied at that
day that I, too, had drawn n prio, say n Ave
dollar ono, nt least, iu tho great intellectual
llfe-lotteryj nud read tho first words: "It is a
trite remark," sho began. I stopped. Alas I
I did not know what trlto meant. How could
I ever judge Margaret fairly after such n crush
ing discovery of her superiority ? I doubt if
I over did; yet oh, how pleasant it would havo
boon, nt about tho nge, say, of three-scoro and
ien, io riiko over these ashes lor cinders with
hor she in n snowy cap, nud I iu a decent
peruko ! Olhtr WtiulM Jfolmti.
An Anxious Mother.
A correspondent of tho Mercer (Tenii.) Wis
KitVi relates the following, told to him about
Iho early home of Governor lliglor:
At the timo I visited tho place tho father of
mo laiutiy was neau, ana nouo or tlio children
wero lit homo, except n d inghter, who wns
married to a Mr, Mitchell, who worked tho
farm. It was n cold, rnw day when I enmo,
and tho old lady was sitting (beforo n big tiro
reading a newspaper. Sho was rather heavy,
nnd tliero was something motherly nbout her.
"Well, .Mr. l'eddler," said sho, "havo you
heard the eti ctiou returns ?"
I told lit r I had heard nothing but tho re
turns from ii few neighboring townships nnd
counties- v ou know railroads and telegraphs
wero not so numerous then as now.
"I nssnro you, sir." snld she, "I feel n little
uneasy about our Hill nud our John. Dill is
running for" governor of this State, nud John
is running inr governor oi uaillorulii."
I tell you the scono was worthy of n picture
thu good old lady reading her paper liy the fire
in her humble log cabin, nud her two sons run
ning for governors of tho two richest Staten in
Iho Union; and both wero elected,
Thkn ami Now. Dr. I'riiukliu described tho
tanner s condition In 1770, ns follows:
"1'arint r at the plow,
lUuithti r apliinlug yarn,
Sous llirculilnn In the barn
Alt liappj In a t'liiriu."
Another writer gives tho account of 1871. as
follows, applicable, at least, to somo latitudes:
"The farmer trouc to sop a ahow,
Ilia daiiKhlrr at the pianos
Madam Unity ilnanttl In aatln.
Ml Iho Ui)s are learning Latin
Yt Itli a luort KWo en tho farm I"
Vitamtt or I.wi'ou Dkalkiis. -In n paper
in Hut Mill volume of the London Medico
Chirnrgiciil Transactions, recently published,
Dr. Dickinson says: Persons who trade iu li
tinor drink on nu average moro thau those who
do not, and their morbid peculiarities nro
mainly duo to that excels. Kstimatiug Iho
effects of nlcohol on this basis, by means of
iiuiipiirisiui oeiweeu mo class uescriueii nncl
persons similarly situated save in re
lation to liquor, tho following conclusions
have been reached: Alcohol shortens life; to
trade iu liquor evsts three and a half ) cars. He.
viewing tho morbid results which the exami.
nation of each organ havo revealed, thev lire.
sent n consistency which is in some sort their
wnrraut. Alcohol causes fitly infiltration and
fibroid encroachment; it eugeuders tubercle, en.
courages suppuration, and retards healing; it
produces untimely atheroma, invites hemor
rhage, and autlcipates ago.
"Only a Laboring Man."
(Written for the Fnus by Mns. EuA E. Anthony.
"Tho idea of Mr. having the impudence
to nsk me if I would accompany him to the I
surprise-party last evening. Why, he is only n I
laboring man 1 And to-day, Lucy told
me that two-thirds of the people, who were
there, belonged to tho laboring class; and when
I asked her if she was not mortified at being in '
nnh enmnanv. sho lanched in mv face, savinc I
luoy wvru 111 luuu a iiuj uud cine, uuu n uiiuo
was fully as honorablo as a profession. Such
nonsense : why, I'd rather he nn old maid for
ever, than marry n laboring man. iia ,
has pride enough not to allow mo to bo seen
...111, tlint nl... sf n.nnla nnil aba ta raftanHr
1T..U .UU. Uni. W. fVW.'.V, ... W- .a Jb..bV..J
right. Thero must be a lino drawn some
whero," said a gaudily dressed, sickly-looking
young girl of about twenty summers, to her
compnnion, a girl ln'her teens, the other eve
ning, Thoy were walking in front; of me, nnd
as I could not pass, heard their conversation,
and look a mental noto of it. i
Yes, it is a wonder that an intelligent man'
liko Mr. would stoop to ask yovr company,
but wo do not think he will ever nsk you again;
one lesson was sufllcient.
If you knew how llttlo you wero missed nt
that happy gathering of "the laboring class"
and how mortified somo refined girls would
have felt had you been thero with your rudo-1
ness and haughty manners, you would not curl i
in or toss your empty Head bo often.
ily n laboring man." and pray what is
Yodflq Folks' CoLiIpfi.
your lip or toss your empty Lend bo often.
Iirtnl. 1.1.nlM ....... t n...l .A.. 1.,
w.i.j iuuuiiuu ,uiiu, lltiu I'll.J niilll n
your father ? Wo know that he has a profes
xVe'a hang'n' out our waah'n',
Don't you see our tmnty lines r
The shoestring one Is Birdie's,
The other one Is mine.
We altera wash on Monday,
'Canse gran'ma alters docs;
And the goodeat ways to honackcep
I gucaa our gran'ma knowi
We've got a teenty washboard,
And a cunntu' llttlo tub,
I does 'most all the rlns'n',
'Causa Birdie loves to rub.
I tell you she piles soap on
Most moro than Bridget docs
To do a dreat, big waah'n'i
But Bridget never knows.
She'd scold us worse than fifty
If ahe ahould find It out)
But we's gen'ally pretty quiet,
And aho don't know what we're 'bout.
If toamm&'d come and see us,
1 apect aho'd scold aome more,
'Causo wo'vo wetted up our easb.es,
And alopped the pantry floor.
We've crinkled up our fingers
Till they look as gran'ma's do;
And Birdie alopped some aoapands
Itlght on my new bluo shoe.
We aet It In tho oven
I guess It'll dry right soon,
There, we'vo done thla dreat big waih'n'
And hung It out 'foro noon.
Youth' I Companion.
A Petty Prince.
Ioor "Sharkey" is dead. True, ho was only
slon, but because ho tolls with his brain, is he
ono whit better than he that labors with his '
strouL' hands ? What is the dlflerence. if thev '
both earn thoir money honestly, if the one has a bootblack; yet ho filled his niche in tho world
bauds soft and white, nnd tho other shows his with exceeding honor. Tho gamin tribo re
hard nnd brown with his dilly toil ? Wo con- spectcd him, for ho wns the benefactor of all
foss our inability to discover why a laboring boys poorer and smaller than himself. Ho was
man is consldorod inferior to ono who has a callod iu to sottlo their disputos. and bis decls-
prolession, otto n millionaire How long ion was law. If n little fellow was unlucky and
would mo physician, tho dentist, tho lawyer or nail not enough money to pay his way Into the
tho editor hold his position if it wero not for pit or gallory when ho wanlod badly to go,
tho laboriug man ? The sturdy farmer is n Sharkey helped him to that extent. He was
laboring mau, but if ho (considered it degrad- willing to dlvido his cash with any of his (el
lug to work, and lolled In his chair all day, lows who wero unfortunate enough to wnnt
how would tho world get along without him ? bread. Thus ho built up n bright reputation,
Tho miner is nlso n laboring man, and if he, and won tho deep respect of nil his associates,
and every other man who eorni his bread by It wns with surprlso that they missed him from
tho sweat o'f his brow, would learn a profes- his accustomed corner ouo day. It was with
slon, because that alouo wns respectnblo, what deep sorrow thev henrd thnt ho wns very 111.
would wo do? Tho professions nro over- Sharkey lived with his nuut, and tho llttlo boot
crowded now, and tho majority of tho peoplo blacks washed their hands and faces and went
would soon find it to their interest lo have tho by twos and threes to soo him, nnd were ad
laboring class at their usual avocations again; milled to his bedsldo. The boy wns really
don't you think so ? dying. Ho whispered a word or two to each,
Abraham Lincoln was not born with n silver nud they went out oflho house to givo tho now
spoon in his mouth, or iu n palatial home: comers n nlaco in tho Bmall room beside the
ou tho coutrary.ho opened his eyes in a log- llttlo bed. They nil noiselossly enmo nnd
cabin: and durintr his ourlv manhood wns not went. but still lingered on thn sterm and nlmnt
nbovo splitting rails, chopping wood and farm- the pavement in front of tho house. Presently
ing, as many of our most distinguished nnd in- one of tho boys brought out tho word that ho
telllgeut men havo done, nnd instead of seek- was dead. And still they lingered with swollen
lug, ho was sought nfter; courted and llatlered eyes and quivoring lips, nnd refused to bo com
ity hundreds, ho still retained integrity of char- forted. Tho passers-by inquired tho cnuso nnd
ncter, nnd purity of thought nnd language, learned that a bootblack had elied. No member
And many n girl who would have "lived of tho Excbango, dying, could havo wrung so
an old maid forever, rather thau marry a labor- many honest tears from his friends as honorod
lug man," in after years would have felt highly tho memory of poor llttlo Sharkey. And so
honored at tho offer ot his hand. Tho labor- everywhere in this wide, world does truo merit
ing man of today may bo in tho highest post- meet with just appreciation.
Hon In tho land, ten years from now, and tho
foolish prldo W shoddy aristocracy! hnd bettor , A United Statks Senator, belated recently
note that fact, and not sneer and llout nt ono iu his travels, stopped at a substantial nnd
who is "only n laboring man," ns such prido comfortnblo farmhouse, nnd wns entertained
will surely have n fall somo dny, nnd hospitably invited to mnko himself com '
San Jose, Aug. Oth, 1871 fortnblo for tho night. Ho observed in the
. morning tho comfort nnd substantial thrift and
Uf.:i:nn u.u:. iirunjiemy oi uveryiinug nroiiuu, and could nor.
Writing Machine. butcongrntulntohlshoitonhislot. His fields
, ... . , , were w oil-fenced, his barns wero filled, and his
A medal has been given by tho Lmperor of crops most promising. Ucsidcs, too, tho farmer
Austria to Hev. Malleuy Hanson for an ingen- had nn iudustrious nud ntuinblo wifo nnd
ions apparatus known as "tho writing ball," several bright and healthy children. "A (ar.
which is doscribedns follows: Tho instrument ruer'sHfe," remarked tho guest, "is certainly
consists of a hnlf sphoro of gun motnl, pierced the happiest of all human lots, nnd I must say,
with radial apertures to tho number of G2, nil my friend, that yon are ns hnpplly fixed ns nny
converging to tho conter. Tho hnlf-sphero rests farmer I ever knew." "Wnll," roturned his
on n frame firmly fixed to a bed pinto. Eich host,"thafsyour notion, but 'taint miuo. I in-
of the holes iu tho half sphere or ball has n tend to soil out and movo next week." "Whith-
1'iniuu Kruuiiu uu uunzoiuaiiy at us nottom, cr aro you golng?"inquired the Inquisitive Yan-
upon which is etigrnved n loiter or figure, kee. "Down into Texas." "Whit, into that
When n piston has been pressed in, n spirnl wild nnd disturbed country, menaced by the
spring raises it when it has been reltnsed. w)mi Mori,, .,,, ,i ,. ...!.. i..:..i. r
I... .1... ...... I.... ...!. -I
ully referred to, another of the party asked if I last ulght's debauch; and instead of inspiring
this affair did not occur iu the days of the Uiu-1 (ear by their appearance, they wouied them-1
"Who," sii)s the StUunUxy Rtvitic, "can en
joy achat with a man who always talks of
women as females, nud of a man as nn individ
ual; with whom things are never liktbut simi
lar; who never begins a thing, but nlways coin
tnouces it; who does not choose, but elects;
who does not help, but facilitates, who does
not supply, but caters; nor buy but nlways
purchases; who call a beggar 'a mendicant:
with whom a servant is always n domestic,
where he is not a menial; who docs not say
anything, but states it; and does not end, but
terminates it: who calls a house. rii,!.tii
iu which he does not live, but resides: with
whom place is a locality, and things do not
happen, but trauspire."
arillt ntiil lii tln
Thoio pistons, when pressed dowu, impinge Comnchcs nud mnraudiug tfreasers-leavo this
........ ...u.v. i,,llUH mint, wim.it tun uo moveit penceim ami happy homo for such n savnee
through tho center of tho untitle lull. Thin mnnt.v i,,A ,,.i,i i . ..t 5.
table has four wheels running upon rails, which night on your arms, nud carry your rillo strap,
rails again nre fixed to nnother movnblo frnmo. ped noross vour shouldor while plowinc in the
Iho plane of tho movement o( the lower frame Held!" "Vaas. sir-reo," was the oager reply;
Jr.... .7 ir .ii , ' ,uo I'11 .', .ue "wno would give n cuss to live in a country
Upon tho writing labto is nrrnnged a kind of whero ho couldn't flghtfor his liberty?"
tympnn to hold n sheet of whilo turner bv u
edges. Upon tho whilo paper is laid a sheet travklkh iu Switzerland thus dc-
of carbonized paper. On pressiug ono of tho "cribes in a recent letter lo tho toachers of
knobs iho lower end of tho piston impresses n Grace Mission, how he met in tho Alps a huge
tvneontlie nuner; thn ktml, Mmn im,M,a il.n shepherd dog. It illustrates verv nle&snntlvtbn
spring uuder it, whorohy electrical contact is Kentle way of doing things, and it will apply
established. Tho pistons corrcspondinc. to tho J"8' fts wc'1 u our dwelliugs with rough girls
letter lo bo printed nro depressed In their or- nud boys: "Wo had hnrdly started, when a
der, and the letters appear on the paper in n fucpherd dog, seeing ono nbroad at so early an
lino vortical to tho operator. Speed is consid- J101"-, concludes that something is wrong, nud
orubly augmented by tho nrrnugemeut of tho "locka tho way, tho only wny, nnd a very nar-
knobs or pistons into groups, easily covered by row ono nt tunt- Now it is known that wo nre
tho wholo of the 10 Augers. very fond of dogs; but to seo thnt Swiss dog's
After some practice the pistons can bo worked uft'r r'8e- U1 l''sn Swiss teeth shown, nnd
nt tho ruto ot 10 per second, or threo or five io "cnT tl)0 'ow rcsolnto gr0wl thnt implies 'no
times quioker thau ordinary writing with a i""nge here.' is too much for Yankco pluck,
pen. All kiuds of paper can bo employed, nud even on tuo Fourth of Julv I Two ways sug-
of nny thickness, bv means of n vertical ml. Rested themselves out of tho difllenltv. Th
jiistineut of tho writing ball. If 10 layers of 1' i " stone; tho second n cracker. The lat-
mm paper are employed, with iutorposed lay- " ur ". 'uogglo want a cracker V
ers of carbouized paper, all 10 pieces receive re?to. change 1 down goos the hair, in go the
tho samo impression. Hy passing theso 10 ,cetu. wiK goes the tall, nud with a sweet smile
impressions with interposed tissue paper u uls ic, doggie goes off to ont his cracker,
through rollers, double tho number of ennin Try tbo cracker first, teacher."
aro obtained. .
TAntE Talk. You will find a dmii ,ii nt
character is imparted nnd received nt tho table.
Parents too often forget this; and therefore, in-
Xkws Itkms ny Mail. Mark Twain an
iug to the weather" Every nrmncementUo ??" WOuU ,0 i"0Ur disll0S' For th" rcason- to.
Unmade for the couifo it o SSn. ami S! ,"""J2?l" WK J8 your table,
stops will be made at interesting points on the ' "V"'0 ..",C"?J. . ".'?. conversa-
wav. The faro is lo bo S for overv BO ooo non ii '.t . . ... " ,,u elcmor oi me lam r.
tuifes of travel nml the come. MM2 It'!. h" u c "'D" " the refinement an'd
-urn, aim win return on the 14th
1091, which is "at least forty
iuiiu iiiij- oiupr couiei can uo
miofDelember the al'I'roi'e behaviour of a family which is
r v ?ea oXke; "ft." ,0 hosPlty. , Never (eel that intelligent
it in" ittli vUt0ca,bIS anything but n blessing to you
mentary round-trit. tickets havo W .r.?;iii r."u"u. . "ow ,ow 0ftv.e ""y Botten hold o(
lo Oeueral Duller, Mr. Shepard. Mr ltichard. ,wi . " company ana conversation at the
son and other eminent gentlemen, whose pub: ffi$lM 8mftlf ot 'UM IScttnct
lie services have entitle.! them m ib.. .in,i ""'"" .
relaxation o( n voyage o( this kind.
A pisiinoi'uhkd pro(tsor was iu Etlinburg
one wet Sunday, and desiring to go to church,
ho hired a cab. On rttacbiug the church-door
he teudered a shilling the Ugal fare to
cabby, and was somewhat surprised to hear
the cabman say, "Twa shulhn', ir,i xne
professor, thing his eagle eyes on the extor.
tiouer, demanded why he chargenl two shillings,
uitou which the cabman drvlv ainl. "W-
wlh to dlacourage traveling on the Sawbath as
much as possible, sir."
rohsiBLT there may be some anxious and
aimless ones In this neighborhood to whom
this advertiement of a Florida affinity may
offer encouragement: "Any gal what's cot a
Thk liAcottiNo Plant. In Palgrave's works
on Central Ami V.,itAtn A.,)..',. .. s.i A
plant whose seeds produce effects similar to nPW' a f?S?. ,ea,hlr beJ' witl1 c0
moje onaughiug gas. It is a native of Arabia. I" it"'.?rJu s2 ?enmne. slap-up green-
The seed pods are soft and woolly in texture oac.KS' "J" tas, nai be small-pox, measles,
ami contain two or three black seeds of the size an . undc,re,a?,d! tending children, can find a
and shape of a French bean. These seeds cJs'oMer,for life by rUn a small william ducky.
when pulverized and taken in small do.es oper. n , l'o'',?,''1"1 8,lok a crack of
ate upon a person in a moit peculiar manner f "llly.bn"th's barn, jinin' the pig-pen,
He begins to laugh loudly, boisterously: then' WUere Harrison Reed is now planning (or
be sings, dances and cuts ill manner of fantas- lu,ure 0PUong."
uo capers, ine enect conUnnea tar .horn
A littlk four-year-old Watertown girl went
any such demonstration, have been euad "by" "ft, fiU 'of ySZA ZX
an honr. and the patient is niinurinnlconn,. ...
leal. Wr.nU,Mi.m..-It::r;i-:Cr ?;"" lula.a omse me omer day.
led MhWor tor honV or r5 L"""J V,? ' l!. ..S! cV
ht ha.nv.. v.i.,...j.. ' ,.r':"" ;.'" DCCU rioHr "wneredld
n. HV iwMt mv ii uiiriiv uuninrainni inar him .-. jii n
eaves." She had seen an icicle.