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. W. KAIKllHOTIIKIt .V .,
rtiUlttirrt nml I'tlfrttlnrt
You mny onvy tho Joys ' tho farmer
An fancy IiIm frco, easy Hfo;
You inn. nil at tilt boiinllliil table,
An' praise his Industrious wlfo.
Kf you worked In tho wood In thu winter,
Or fullered tho furror all (lay
Willi a team o unruly youiisr oxen
An' foot hoavy loaded with olay,
Kf you hold tho old plow I'm a-thlnkln'
Vou'il Hltur In mllfferont war.
You may talk ' tho golden eyed daisies,
An III ids that, woarseoh a unarm,
Hut It frlVfM mo a heapn' luird labor
'J'o keep 'mil from spll'ln" my farm:
You may pletur tho hi-autllul sunsutK,
An' landscapes ho full o' repose,
Hut I niivor get tlmo to look at 'om
Kxeopt when It raliiH or It snows;
You may Bin ' the song-birds ' summer,
I'll tend to tho hawkfl an tho orows.
You may long fur tho lot o' tho farmer,
An' dwell on tho tileaiur's o' toll;
Hut the good till tiir-4 wo hovon our tablo
All liev to bo dug from tho hoII:
An' our beau Kill bright, ynllur butter,
Perhaps you may never liev learned.
Makes a heap o' hard work fur tho wliiimlu,
It ho, to bo earctully churned:
An' the ohoosos. ho plump lu our pantry,
All liev to bo lifted an' turned.
When homo from tho hay-Meld In summer,
With stars gleamln' over my head:
When I milk by tho light o' my lantern,
An' wearily crawl Into bed:
When I think o' tho work o' the morrow,
Ah' worry fur four It might rain;
When I hear thu loud peal ()' the thunder,
An' wlfo sho begins to complulu
Then I fool e. If II I u was a burden,
With lectio to hopo fur or gain.
Hut tho corn mutt ho planted liisnrlug-tliiio,
The woods must bo kept from tho ground;
The hay must bo cut In the Rummer,
Tho wheat must bo oradled an' bound.
Fur wo never aro onto' employment
hxeont when wo lie In our nod.
Fur the wood mint bo hauled in tho winter
An' imtlontlv illicit lu thoHhed.
While the grain must betook to the market,
iimt bo watered an' fed.
You may envy tho Jovs o' tho Dinner,
Who works like a slavo fur his breail,
Or. mi'bby, to pay olT a mortgage
That hangs like u uloud o'er his head:
You may Hit In tho Hhado o' tho orohard,
Nor think o IiIh wiiiiIh or IiIh needs;
You may ga.oat liUinoatlowNim'eorii-llolds,
An' long fur the lllo that ho leads
Hut thoro'H leotlo o' comfort or plo iRiir'
lu llghtlu' tho bugs an' tho weeda.
Hut tho funnel- depends upon only
Tho things that he euriiH by his toll,
An' the lectio ho gains In ut liimat,
Hy ttirnln an' tlllln tboHoll.
When IiIh Iat crop Is toied to market,
With o iiftoleitoo all Bootless an' clear.
Ho may loavu tho old larm-li niso forovor,
To dwell In a hol'erHphoro;
An' tho orowu that ho wears may bo brighter
Kuuene J. Hull, in Inter Ocean.
THE MENTAL EFFECTS OF EARTH
QUAKES. Tho outbreak of now earthquakes,
first at Agram, then in Isehia, and now
in Chioa, tho ltust tho most destructive
of all, and costing thousands of lives,
withiu a fow wuoks of oaeli other, scums
to show that a poriod of oarthquako
shock may havo begun which may af
fect, to an extent by no menus incon
siderable, tho liistovy nnd lifo of our
century. No one win doubt that tho
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
which visited tho samo general region,
but moro especially Asia Minor and
Italy, during tho first and second cen
turies of our ora, produv.-od great effects,
not only on tho minds and characters
of that generation, but oven on tho
distribution of population; nor that the
earthquake at Lisbon, in tho last centu
ry, produced almost as groat a shock on
tho thoughts of men as it produced
physically on tho immense region over
which its ollocts wcro felt a region
which included almost all Europe, part
of Africa and part of tho American
Continont. A spell of oarthquako of
any violenco or duration, which should
extend ovor such a Hold as that, would,
in a tlmo like our own, when ovory
inlluouco is inteusilicd by tho simulta
neous transmission of the impressions
it produces to all parts of tho globe,
produce tho moat powerful ollocts, not
simply on the countries which m ght
sulfur from it, but on all tho world.
No physical phomimoua, howovor
dreadful, soom to produce tho samo
sonso of paralysis as earthquakes.
A correspondent of Captain Basil Hall,
who was in tho earthquake of Copiapo,
in 1822, describes thootloet onthonimd
ns something which begins boforo any
otlior siim of tho earthouako has mani
fested itself at all an anticipatory hor-
ror, wh eh is oven more, marked m tho
case of tho lower animals. "Before wo
hear tho hound, or at least arc fully
conscious of hoarinr
it ll'll iil'fi flit i.l.i
sensible, 1 do not know how, that somo
.., ., iu '"i"l"
thing uncommon is going to happen;
everything sooms to change color; our
thoughts aro chained immovably down;
tho whole world appears to bo in d sor
dor; all nature looks difterent to what
it is wont to do; and wo feci quite sub
dued and overwhelmed by somo invisi
ble power, beyond human control or
apprehension." In tho Neapolitan
oarthquako of ISC'), thoo anticipatory
signs wore mostremarkablo in relation
to tho li o of tho animal world. An
Italian writer, quoted in Mr. Wittich's
"Wurios.tios of Physical Geography,"
says: "1 must not omit in this placo to
mention those prognostics wliieh wero
dorivod from animals. Thoy wore ob
served in ovory placo whoro tho shocks
wore such as to bo gouorally percepti
ble. Somo minutes before they wore
felt tho oxen and cows bogan to hollow,
the sheep and goats bleated, and, rush
ing in confusion ono on thu other, triod
to break tho wiokor-work of tho folds;
tho dogs howled terribly, tho goeso and
fowls woro alarmed and mado much
iiolso; tho horses which woro fastened
in tholr stalls woro greatly agi
tatod, leaped up, ami tried to
break thu halters with whioh
thoy wore attached to tho mangers;
thoso which woro procoodlng on tho
roads suddenly stopped and snorted in
a very stningo wity. Tho cuts woro
frightened, and tried to conceal them
selves, or their hair bristled up wildly.
Kahbits and moles wore seen to leavo
their holes', birds rose, as if scared,
from tho places on which the had
alighted; and lish left thu bottom of
tho sea and approached thu shores,
whoro at some places groat numbers
of them wore taken. Even ants and
reptiles abandoned, in clear daylight,
tholr Bubtorrnnoan holes in groat disor
der, many hours before tho shocks wore
folt. Large flights of locusts wero soon
creeping through thu streets of Naples
toward tho sea thu night before thu
earthquake. Winged ants took refuge
during tho darkness in thu rooms of
houses. Some dogs, a fow minutes
boforo tho Hrst shoi-lc took place, awoko
their sleeping masters, by barking and
pulling them ai if they wished to warn
them of thu imponding danger, and
several persons wore thus enabled to
save themselves." What it is, before
tho sound or shock of earthquake is
folt, which warns both animals and hu
man beings of the approach of somo
dreadful catastrophe threatening tho
very basis of tholr existence no one, of
course, can say, Hinco tho impression
mado upon tho nervous .system is, at
least as regards our own species, evi
dently onu ol general disturbance, and
not one to which experience attaches
any explicit significance. It may be, of
course, that somo very groat change
in thu magnetic, conditions of a spot
threatened with earthquake leads
to that extreme excitement of
mind exhibited by all living crea
tures previous to tho onset of the
earthquake. That, howovor, is puro
conjecture. What is interesting is.
that a certain blank consternation
Booms always to bo the characteristic
herald of an earthquake, as well as thu
characteristic result. That it should bo
tho characteristic result is, of course,
no wonder. Tho very condition of hu
man lifo is thu solidity of tho not very
thick earth-crust on which we live, and
when that solidity is exchanged for pos
itive lluidlty, us it is in thu worst earth
quakes, it is natural enough that stupe
faction should be tho result. In one of
tho Calabrian earthquakes it was (lis-
covered that largo pieces of ground had
so changed places that u plantation of i
mulborr -trees had been carried into
thu middle of a corn-Hold and tlu-ru
luft, and a held sown with lupines had
been carried out into tho middle of a i
vineyard, ho Italian lawsuits which
resulted from this liquefaction of 'real"
property may bo easily imagined. Still
stranger, in the earthquake in Iliobamba
in 171)7, Alexander von Humboldt found
that tho whole furniture of of one house
had boon buried beneath the ruins of
tho next house. " Thu upper layer of
tho soil, formed of matter not possessing
a groat degree of coherency, had moved
liko water in running streams, and wo
aro compelled to suppose that thoso
streams llowcd lirst downward, and at
last roso upward. Tho motion in tho
shocks wliieh wore experienced
in Jamaica (July 7, 1CD2) must have
been not less complicated. According
to tho account of an oyo-witness tho
whole surface of tho ground had as
sumed tho appoaranco ot running water.
Tho sea and laud appeared to rush on
ono anothor, and to mingle in tho wild
est confusion. Somo persons who, at
tho beginning of thu calamity, had es
caped into tho streets and to thosquuros
of tho town, to avoid tho danger of be
ing crushed under tho ruins ot tho fall
ing houses, wore so violently tossed
from one side to tho other that many of
them received sovero contusions, and
somo wore maimed. Others wero lift
ed up, hurled through tho air, ami
thrown down at a distance from tho
placo whoro thoy wore standing. A
few who wore in town wore carried
away to tho seashore, which was rather
distant, and then thrown into tho sea,
by which accident, however, their lives
wero saved." Such a liquofaction of
all that is most solid in our world seems
a grim enough realization of the prayer
ot thu prophet: "Othat Thou wouldst
rend tho heavens, that Thou wouldst
come down, that thu mountains might
How down at Thy prosonco," for tho
mountains do really llow down in earth
quakes, but tho olloctof that llow.ng is
a consternation such as no othor phe
nomenon of physical lifo, not oven tho
worst darkuesi of volcanic eruptions,
It is curious to think what such raeos
tho Teutonic would become under
the inlluoneo or frequent earthquakes,
Their -solidity" of character, as it if
oal.od, hirgoly consists in tho confidence
iilv ftfiiiuiatc iti llww.titltilfiuim
thoy fool in tho samonossof all Nature's
ways; ami whether it would survive
that conlidenec, and outlive tho con
stancy on which it was nourished, is
very doubtful. An English squire, fof
instance, whoso timber and crops had
chtmgod places with tho timber and es
tates of his next neighbor, would cor
tainly not be recognizably an English
squire much longer. An English mer
chant, whoso stock of satins or teas had
vanished under the establishment of his
r.val, would Hud tho world so very
much out of joint that ho himself would
probably become an unmeaning phe
nomenon. It is, indeod, clear that oven
rare periodical attacks of earthquake
would render tho existence ol a great
capital impossible, and tho character of
an agricultural population quite diffor
ent, and probably much more capricious
than boforo. Spectator
The last panacea for tho woes of
tho british farmer is that ho should
grow tobacco. A writer advocates its
cultivation in tho midland and south
ern countios of England, and assorts
that it would yield, if properly grown,
a prolit of 20 an acre. Tho cultiva
tion of tobacco is at prosont forbidden
in England, under an old act of Charles
II., and in Ireland by an act of fifty
years ago. Tobacco was cultivated in
Ireland for somo thirty years previous
to this ilnto.
Our Young Folks.
WHAT THE BABY SAYS.
Whnt can you do, you dearest of bnblcs
You Bweet, la.y baby, say, what cm you do?
Mother and father and brother arc working,
All of us working, sweet baby, but you.
Hitting all day a-bllnkitig and wlnklnx,
Winking mill thinking tho whole day long,
Nursoy to hold you. no one to scold you
Crowing and crooning your sweet llttlo son?.
Crooning unit tuning myself to the lcsons
Tbatsooui very sirango to me, rresh from tho
Lcariiiuir your language ami learning to love
Watching you all with my bluo baby eyes.
Then, when I've grown as wise ns my brother,
These dimpled white hands as strong as Ills,
Oh, then I wlllhclpyou; note, thinking and lov
ing Aro surely enough for a baby to do.
A'. 1'. Utmcrocr.
KUNNIMJ AWAY TO SEA.
14 No, sir," said John, dotorminodly,
wo won't give it up if wo havo to go
" Well," said Fred, " I don't sco any
way, unless wo do go a-foot, for wo
havo only got two dollars between us
nnd tho faro to Portland is niore'n two
" Poto llatestufl' got over harder
spots than this," said John, "ami I
know wo can."
" Yes, I s'poso so," said
" Fathor might give mo a dollar
to spend at tho lair next week,
would do anv irootl I'd ask him:
mitrht as well ii.sk thu town niinm!
While tho two boys are laying plans
wo1 11 lind out who thoy arc, and what
moans this planning of theirs.
John Sheldon, a bright, quick-witted
boy, of about fourteen, is tho son of a
well-to-do farmer of Oxford County,
Maine. Tho othor boy, Fred. Hard
ing, is tho village doctor's son, a lew
months younger. The two aro excel
lent fiiends. Thoy have been reading
"Perilous Adventures of Peto ltates
tull', tho Boy bailor." Housed by the
daring deeds and wonderful escapes of
tho hero, a mania to go to sea lias
fallen upon them. They think there's
no good in asking their father's ad
vice, so thoy are laying plans in secret.
John has learned that tho fishing
schooner Hrittomart sails for New
foundland tho 'Jjth, and it is now tho
24th. The two hoys start from beneath
tho "High Top" swoeting-ti'co, in tho
orchard where they havo boon sitting.
"Ain't there no way to go on the
freight train?" asked Fred, throwing
an applo-coro toward a chipmunk,
chattering on tho stone wall.
"No, I guess not," said John,
thoughtfully. " Hut I've got an idea!"
ho exclaimed exultantly, crumpling up
his old straw iiat, and "giving it an up
"Quick! out with it," said Fred.
"There's an old trunk of grandpa's
up in the garret! Do you seo, Fred?
Chuck what wo want In'that, get in, and
ono of us goes as baggago! What do
you say to that?"
" You've struck it!" oxclaiinod Fred.
" Lot's go at it. I'm in for that. Why
you're as onto as ' Pete.' "
"We'll havo to start in tho morn
ing," said John. "We'll havo a gay
time. V e'll sco a bit of tho city when
we're through our business with tho
Not a doubt but that thov could go
as sailors had once entered their heads.
Of courso Captain Daly would take
It was decided that Fred should get
leave, and coino down and stay all
night with John. Ho was to take with
him what ho wanted, ami they'd pack
what they could in tho trunk.
Hoforo Fred started for homo, they
stole so tly up to tho attic, brought tho
trunk down, and put it in a dark corner
of tho barn.
A little aftor dusk, Fred canio ovor,
bringing his best suit, a lot of dough
nuts, a small pistol, and his now base
ball, tied together in an old handker
chief. These, with some of John's pos
sessions, wero pneked in tho trunk,
leaving not a very roomy placo for a
boy. Half a do.en or moro air-holes
wero bored in tho sides. All was ready
for an early start in the morning.
Tho hoys retired in good season, but
not to sleep. At half-past cloven, John
looked at his watch, lor he had a nrottv
oil...... .... ..:...... 1.! l 1 . .'. . .J
niitui uuu f;ivuu nun in ins lilSt mrtii-
I day. He said:
"Why, Fred, if you'll believe it.it
, ain't but half-past oloven."
The same was repeated at ono, and
I again at half-past two. At three thoy
, roso and dressed, went softly down tho
I stairs, and out into tno cool, drear, Sop
j tcmbor morning.
Fred had a littlo homesick twinge as
' thov started, but John lninrliiwl ,,ti,;.
Each taking a handlo of tho trunk
thoy wont toward thu station, about
three miles oil. Thoy reached tho de
pot, as thoy hoped to, boforo any one
It required somo talking, on John's
part, to persuade Fred that ho, bo n
the smaller, ought to go in tho trunk'!
Ihero was just room for him to curl
down on his side.
Ho got in. John shut the cover, lockod
tho trunk, and sat down beside it.
"Howd'yo feel, Fred?" ho askod, at
"Kinder boxed no," said Fred.
" There ain't no room to spare."
Soon the depot was opened.
John bought his ticket, got his check
rmd whon tho train camo steaming in
ho lirst mado sure tho trunk was put" on,
mid then ho got on board, ami oil" thov
John enjoyed tho ride. Twice onlv
had ho been on tho cars before, and
novur alone, so there was tho charm of
novelty about it.
At 1) Station, in a yard just bo-
hind tho depot, wero kentsomo deer, a
fox, a raven and other auimals.
Their fame had reached John's cars,
and. as there promised to bo a stop of
several minutes for breakfast, ho left
the car and went round to pco thorn;
and, for a time, thov quite drove his
sea-voyage fiom his mind.
There camo a sudden reminder, how
ovor, when ho hoard tho puff, puff, of
the engine ami tho rumbling of tho cars.
Then ho started and ran round to tho
front of tho depot, only to seo tho train
moving oil' without him!
John felt badly, nnd did not know
what to do.
"Well, now, I was a fool!" ho
thought, as he looked aftor tho vanish
Ho askod a man. standing near, when
tho next train went to Portland.
"Not till atturnoon," was answered.
This was a blow to John. Adtlod to
his desire to reach tho city was not a
littlo anxiety as to Fred's condition in
What a long four hours he had to
wait! Tiimj-hiul never dragged so be
At last tho longed-for train came, and
John reached Portland in sa'ety.
Tho next tiling was to find his trunk.
He went up to a mau standing near
somo baggage, and asked him how to
"Where's yer check?" askod tho
John showed it.
Tho man looked among the trunks.
"There ain't no trunk like that hero,"
John stood a minute, dismayed.
There must bo ono somewhere," ho
said, not a littlo anxious. "Is there
another placo to find trunks?"
"Not's 1 know of," said tho man.
" Did yor trunk come along with you?"
" 1'vo just como," said John;" but
mv trunk came this morning."
Tho man looked again.
" Wal, tho trunk ain't hero, that's
sure," he said.
Poor John! What was to bo done?
One thing was certain ho mint lind
tho trunk. He was sure it was put on
board. Whoro was it now, and where
" Can you toll me what to do to find
it?" asked John, very earnestly and
"Lor', boy, I'll help you all I can,"
said tho man, good-naturedly. " Did
you say yor trunk come on tho early
train? Did you see it put on?"
"Yes, sir," said John; "I saw it put
on that train myself."
"Well, well," said the man consol
ingly. "You wait hero a minute ami
I'll seo if I can find out anything about
it. I gucis it's all right."
John's frame of mind was anything
but au enviable ono as ho stood await
ing tho man's return. A fow minutes
later ho camo back, and Conductor P
"You are John Sheldon, aro you?"
asked tho conductor.
" Yos, sir," answered John, a little
" You've lost a trunk, have you, my
"Yes, sir. Can you tell mo where to
find it?" tho latter questioned, eagerly.
"Did your trunk contain anything
"Very!" said John; "and I must
lind it," looking anxiouslyaroundatthe
"Any objection to telling me what
your trunk contained?" asked tho con
ductor. John hesitated. Yes, lie had decided
objections. He half-wished himself out
of this scrape.
"There was a boy shut up in that
trunk, was there?" questioned the con
ductor, narrowly watching John, who
started visibly. "Do you think a boy
could livo till this time shut up liko
that?" wont on tho conductor, in a
"I don't know," said John, with a
catch in his voico.
Running away to sea thus far had
proved adoubtlul pleasure.
That's a thing you should havo
thought of boforo trying such a fool
hardy trick as this," said Conductor
P . "If you wanted to go To son,
why didn't you do it liko a man, and
not sneak offliko a thief?"
John stood abashed, terror-stricken,
too, at tho thought of what might bo
You want to go to sea, do you?"
continued tho conductor, ironically.
"I don't know," said John. "Hut
I want to find tho trunk."
"Naturally you do," mercilessly said
tho conductor. "I should suppose you
would, aftor leaving a boy in a danger
ous .situation like that!"
" Oh, sir, if you knowanything about
Fred, ploaso toll mo!" with a sharper
catch in his voice.
" Tho best thing vou can do is to go
homo and learn the "result of your folly.
You may bo in time to attend tho fu
norul!" Poor John! No one to blame but
himself! He fuarcd tho worst had
come, and certainly wishod himself at
homo more, that ho had never loft
Tho conductor turnod away, saying
that ho had an engagement of a few
minutes, and that John could wait
there if ho liked till ho camo back.
Unhappy John ho waited; for ho
didn't know what olso to do.
Meantime lot us return to Fred in
Fortunatoly, tho trunk was put m
J right sido up. and, for a time, he went
quite comfortaoly. At ono of tho sta
tions whoro more trunKs wore pm. m,
ono camo crash on top ot Fred's. Tho
cover crnokod, and Fred shrank down.
" Gracious, that camo near smashing
mo!" ho thought. "Hopo thoy won't
put in many like that!"
His bunos woro beginning to ache,
and ho felt stiff from being cramped in
one position so long.
Ho triod to stretch in vain; ho thou
tried to turn a littlo, with a like result.
"Oh, dear!" ho groaned; "this is
anything but fun."
All this time other trunks wcro puinir
up about him, thus lessoning his supply
ot fresh air.
To add to his discomfort, ho bogan to
feel sick; his head ached yes, and ho
ached nil over.
"I'd give ten dollars to bo out of
this," ho thought. "I wish I hadn't
como in this sneaking way."
Ho grew sicker real seasick. II0
wondered if he were going to die; ho
wa3 sure ho felt sick enough,
If any of you,, readers, wero ever
seasick 'you can sympathize with poor
Frotl anil know a'littlo of the misery ho
At last hocould endure it no longer.
He heard men in tho car, and iio cried
" hot mo out!"
"Hellol there!" exclaimed one of tho
men. "What's that?"
They stood still a minuto, listening.
" Let mo out! Oh, lot mo outr'
camo in mullled tones to tholr cars.
"Robbers!" shouted the man, jump
ing back. "Thieves in hero!" and,
for a few minutes, there was quite a
lively time in tho car. j.
Tho trunks wero pulled out, and
guided by a rather stilled howl, Fred's
trunk was broken open, and a miser
able, haggard, homesick boy was found.
Tho conductor camo along, and Fred,
in a bit of shamefaced win , confessed
all about tho sea-going plan but only
aftor various questions from tho con
ductor. Even John might havo for
given him for tolling, if no had seen
what a wretched, homesick boy ho was.
" Well," asked the conductor, with a
dry smile, "do-you want to keep on
anil go to sea?"
Fred's longing for tho son had cooled.
His experience m the trunk had taken
tho romance all out of a sailor's lifo for
"I'd rather go homo than do any
thing else in tho world," said Fred,
witli more energy than ho had before
Conductor P knew tho boy's
fathor, and ho decided to send Fred
home. Ho had looked through the
train for John, thinking to seo if his
mind had changed; but no boy answer
ing his disoription was found, as we,
who remember his adventure at D
But Fred, a sadder and somewhat
wiser boy, was left to take tho next
Quito lato in the evening, there was
a rap at tho Sholdon door, and a shame
faced, though quite light-hearted, boy
was lot in.
Runningaway tosea was never a pleas
ant subject to tho two boys aftorward.
A Kind-Hearted liriguml.
A brigand in Thessaly has fcitcly dis
tinguished himself by an act of unu
sual kindness and good locling. A
short time ago several school children
wore carried off from Zagorah bv i
band of brigands, under tho leader
ship of an eminent ruffian by name
Balachos. Fivo of these children woro
subsequently restored to their parents
on payment of a hoavy ransom in each
caso. Three of tho captives, for whoso
reloaso a larger ransom was demanded,
were retained. One of the three was
the son of a Mr. Cassavotti, a little boy
in whoso fato general interest was ox
cited, and who has regained his liberty
in an unexpected manner. A Wallaek.
belonging to tho band which had cap
tured tho boy, took a fancy to Ikiii and
determined to effect his rescue; and.
being left with two others of tho band
to guard the child, ho found an oppor
tunity for carrying out his bonovolent
intention. Ono of the brigauds went
to got somo broad, and anothor foil
asloop. Tho Wallaek, taking advan
tage of this favorable moment, broke
the noodle of tho gun of tho bandit,
and called to the child to come with
him. Tho littlo captive, not unnatur
ally misunderstanding tho summons,
bogan to cry. This woke tho brigand
who was asleep; but his gun was use
less, and ho snapped tho trigger in
vain. In tho meantime the Wallaek
managed to escape with the boy to
Rissomola, whence ho was taken home
by some friends and an escort of
soldiers. Of courso Balachos is dread
fully annoyed at the aflair, and if h
gets hold "of tho Wallaek intends to
make an example of him.
Roys and Their Mothers.
Somo ono has written beautifully to
tho boys in the following mannor. Here
is a whole sermon in a fow hontences:
"Of all tho lovo affairs in thu world,
nono can surpass tho true lovo of tho
big boy for his mother. It is puro love
and noble, honorable in tho highest do
groo to both. 1 do not mean merolv a
dutiful affection. I mean a lovo which
makes a boy gallant and courteous to
ins mothor, saying to overynouy puumy
that ho is fairly in lovo with hor. Next
to tho lovo of a husband nothing so
crowns a woman's lifo with honor as
this second lovo, this devotion of a son
to her. And I never yet knew a boy
turnout' bad who bogan by falling in
lovo with his mothor. Any man may
fall in lovo with a fresh-faced girl, and
tho man who is gallant with tho girl
may cruelly neglect tiie worn and weary
wife. But tho boj who is a lover of his
mother in hor middle ago, is a true
knight, who will love his wife as much
in tho soro-leavod autumn as he did in
tho daisied spring-time."
Tho most elogant womon of Now
York, as well as in London and Paris,
while thoy may dress in bright mate
rials at homo or at entertainments,
dross very quietly in the streets. Roally
refined women do not wear all tho colors
of the rainbow on tho streotc or in