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. W. IMIKIIKOTIII'.It A:K,
A iNesunKO I'rom the Dead.
A HltiKtiliir dlsenvocy win innde In Pari ono
day last week, diirlnif tho alterations which
nro now hclnjf carried nut ut thoOonnral I'ost
olllrc. In a piiiicl, near one or tho boxen, trim
round a letter, which had boon posted exactly
lift v yearn ajfo, and which, by noinonilsohiinco,
huil irntHltiuk In tho punol. Instoud of flmlliuf
Its way Into tho box. Tho letter was duly Tor
warded to tho person to whom It win nil
drosed, who. Htlll mure struiwjly, was nllvo,
and who received It suloly. Tno wrltor, how
ever, hud boon deail many yourH. IsiwUm
'Twai two anil movent v yours ami.
When "Farmer (ieowo" was Kliur,
And all his land a nirooshnw,
With blossom or tho spring
Tho tlniii when liners eourlhiKKO,
And little hlidsdoslmc.
They nay that folks aro wiser now,
And lire hiiHKiown eomplotor.
The old days wero as Hwcot, I trow,
I'orohanoo a lit t lo Hweotor.
Tho blriln upon tho cherry IioiikIi
lIuvoiiovorohaiiKcd tholr motor.
Ax oiiKor wore tho hopes of moil,
Tholr Joys, ulusl as lloollnx.
Anil lovurH' vows as iotont then
To Hot iilrl.s" heartH a-boallnif.
Ah tender was tho HnrlmHImc, when
Tho now-born liimlm wero bloating.
Homo things, thank Owl, nro HnxurliiK yot.
And never out of fashion;
Tho laws of mutely otluitotto
Have spared tho tender passion,
And sometimes human oyesnro wot
With tears or soft compassion.
tfo down Tlmo'n vlslii, faint and far,
Two lovers we descry;
Apart thoy stand, audio sudden jar
nlsturbs tholr hiirmony:
A cloud hath passed o'er Love's sweet Btur,
And darkoiiod all tho sky.
Tho youth ho wutrhed his true Iovo'h faoo
With uilKry, scornful irlauco;
'Adieu," hoorled, 'disdainful Oruco,
I Null to-nlKht for I'runeo,
Bomo happier mini may have my placo,
And ploiiHoyou moro, poiohunoe."
"Adlou, Hlrl" paid the haughty maid,
"Vour fuiio ohlmoH with liilne;
1 may that when tho anchor's weighed
Tho weathor may bo lino;
Too Ioiik uiothliikH you havo doluyod
To tusto tho olurct wlnol"
And no thoy part, those silly houIh,
With bitter words and snro.
And TIiiio'h vast oooau uioiitilntr rolls
llotwlxt them evermore,
And thoy must starvo on uhwartl doles,
Who toiLSted horotuforo.
Awhile Khe said: "lie loves mo well,
I'll dlo but never doubt hlin,
To-morrow ho will break the spell;
lie knows I could not tloui him."
Then blank, eternal hIIciiuo fell,
SIiohIkIioiI and lived without hlin.
The days passed slowly Into years,
The bloom of youth departed;
No eye belield hor secret tears.
Orvuw tho wound that smarted;
Hera wuh the patient love that ohcor.s
Tho taut and broken-hearted.
"When fifty yoara had piissed uwuy,
Lite's puhiH no more besot her:
This woman, faded, old and uruy,
Walts for tho Life t lint's belter;
Jler maid trips In with allver tray:
"Madam, a foreign lotterl"
She took It with u wondering sinllo,
Into her wrinkled hand.
She na.ed at It a little while,
Kho could not understand.
"1'wiib folded In mi imelent stylo,
Tho Ink wuspalo and tanned.
"Whlit Khost arises from tlio pant
ToHcuro that faithful breast?
A dead man's iiichsuko como at last,
ny oruoi rutosuppri'sscu
"DoarOodl" Hho orlod, whllo tour.s foil
'I'm ready for my rest."
"0 love, rorulvo." tho totter Hald,
"I enn not leuvo you so,
"Wrlto but a word, ore futo bo sped,
Whether you will or no;"
And thou tho date tho woman rout,
Twns fifty yours iuio!
She throw the oasomoiit opon wldo,
This luily mo-it forlorn,
A robin whistled sweet outside,
Upon a loudens thorn,
Anil Muitf of l.ovo that never died,
And tho Itesurioctlon morn.
A TWO HEADED FAMILY.
A Truo Story of What Two Hor Did.
Everybody talked, of course, when it
was known that Hob Towno had run
away, and had taken his brother Ned
with him, and everybody said it was a
shame. Hy everybody I moan all tho
people in tho little Mississippi town in
which Hob's mother lived. Thoy did
not know why Hoi) had run away, and
they did not know where ho had gone;
but thoy talked about it all the same.
They said it was a shame for him to
leave his widowed mother, and worse
still to take his little brother with him,
though not ono of thorn could havo sug
gosted any possible way in which Hob
could have helped his mother by stay
ing, Hob was "curious," however,
and peoplo never think well of persons
whom thoy do not undorstnnd. Hob was
fond of books, for one thing, and because
ho read a groat deal, anil did not "sit
around" in tho village, they said ho
was moroso; and so when tho news
spread that Hob had gone away in tho
night, and had taken his b rot hor with
him, everybody said: "1 told you so,"
in atone which indicated that that was
tho very worst thing thoy could say.
Hob's mother hail a letter, however,
which convinced her that her boy was
not heartless at tiny rate. Sho said
nothing about this letter found in
Hob's room but sho read it over and
over again, and cried over it, and oven
kissed it sometimes in secret. The let
ter was brief and simple. It said:
"My Dkaii Minium. I'Hmso don't feel bad
ly at my uoliur away; It Is my duty. When I
touiid, uttor father's death, that tho ostato
wis worth bo tittle, and that you had allium
nothing o.voopt tho Imiiso you live In. I made
up my mind tluit l must be tho head of tho
family, althoiiRli I am only fourteen years
old. After u ijood tloui of thlnkiut,', I havo hit
upon u plan to miiko some money, I think,
and as Nod wants to Join me. I'm imluir to
tako hlin with mo. Neither ol us can earn
iinylhliijfhoro, but 1 believe wo can whore
wu'ioirnlmr. At least you won't huvo us to
feed. Wo shall work lor you anil foronr little
ulsters, and It wo muko anythlny, It will all bo
yours. If wo don't, wo will ut least huvo tried
When wo succeed we'll lot you know whero
wo are. W hate to tf.i uwuy without kissing
you and llttlo Kutound Mury ami Susie, but
wo must, else you will never lot us so. Good
!', ami (lod bfoss joii, mother:"
That was all tho traco Hob and Nod
loft behind them, and nobody could
guess where thoy had gone.
Two days nftor tholr disappearance
tho hoys presented themselves to a gen
Llomtm who had hcon a friontl of tlioir
father, living fifty milos away, and, after
exacting from hlin a pledge of Boorooy,
Hoi) introdticotl his business.
"You said last your at our house
that you would lot any man who choso
to gut, up your swamp land uso it for
ton years, or Homothingof that sort."
" Yes, I saitl this: I havo ton thott
satid aeros on tho Tallahaleheo; part of
It was under cultivation before tho war,
hut it has grown up in eano so that it is
worth almost nothing now to soil, and I
haven't tho capital nor the energy at
my time of llfo to get it up again, it
is stiporl) and, capable of yielding
throe bales of cotton to tho acre, and R
it was under cultivation again it would
sell for fifty dollars an aero. What I
proposed was to lot young Howling go
there and get up as much as he plonsod
of it, cut and soil tho wood he chose,
use the land rent froo for ten years,
and, at the end of that time, receive
from me a bonus of live dollars an acre
for all the laud brought under cultiva
tion. Hut what of it? Howling didn't
accept tho olVer."
Hob explained his own purpose to
accept it in a small way. going into tlto
swamp country, and making what mon
ey lie could with his own hands, for Ids
friend know ho had no capital.
nut, my dear loy," sunt the gen-
tlomau, "a white man can't work in tho
swamp, and you
havo no monev to hire
" Did any wliito man over try it?"
"Not that I over heard of."
"Besides," said Hob, "we're not
white men; we're onlv white boys, and
we won't bo very wliito cither, after
we've boon at work ti few months."
After a good deal of explanation and
discussion, Major Singer consonted to
let tho. boys try their plan, though ho
had no conlidonce in it.
"I'll do this." ho said. "You may
go into tho swamp, cut and sell all the
wood you can to steamboats when thoy
come up, and cultivate all the land you
choose to grub, without any charge for
rout. I'll give you a mule and a cart,
and juough bacon and moal to lust you
for a month or two. By that time
you'll 1)0 tired of tlto experiment, and
you can return the mule and cart on
your way home.."
Hob asked for tlto privilege of paying
for tho mule and cart out of the pro
coeds of his first crop, and, laughing,
tho Major consented, naming ono hun
dred dollars as tho price.
Ill I 1. ,ll ..la
rive nays mtor mo ooysuto tneirstip
pur of bacon and ash-cake on a log on i
the banks of tho Tallahatcheo Rivor. It
was a lonelv, desolate swamp region,
and tho log on which thoy sat Was I
twelve miles distant from tho nearest
human habitation. They wore a tritlo
lonely there in tlto wild woods, but '
thoy had a cam) tiro and courage, and
those go a long way.
Tho next day they sot to work and
built a hut to live in, witli a rude bunk
for a bed. Thou Hob "prospected."
Much of tho laud about thorn had onco
boon cultivated, and there wore no
trees of any considerable size upon tlto
parts which had boon Holds; but the
growth of eano and brush-wood
"Never mind," said Hob. "It is
only September now. and wo'll get a
few acres cleared by spring. Our first
work must bo to cut a big pile of wood
to soil to tho steamboats when thoy
como up; if wo don't, wo can't buy
plows or food for our farming opera
tions." "When will tho boats como?" asked
" Late in tlto fall or in tho winter,
whenever tho rivor gets hijrh enough.
It isn't navigable now, but when it
rises, tho steamboats come up to got
loads of cotton."
With bravo hearts the boys set to
! work chopping and hauling cord-wood.
I Thoy made very little progress tho first
day, but after thoy had practiced for a
low days they became more expert,
I and at tho end of a week thoy found by
I measurement that thoy could together
cut and haul about n cord of wood each
day. Ono grown man would havo ac
complished more than this; but the
I boys werosatlslied. Thoy had brought
! ii grindstone and some iron wedges
with them, and there was no reason to
doubt that thoy could maintain their
average of a cord a day. Tho mule
I kept m good condition on swamp grass
I and young eano.
I Bob laid out, next the river, tho little
I field which he hoped to gel ready for
cultivation, and before attacking tlto
I timbor laud ho took euro to cut into
cord-wood all tho trees in that little
patch which wero big enough for the
purpose. Then tho young pioneers
wont into the woodlands a little further
up stream, ami there made rathor bet
tor progress. Tho fall was unusually
dry. No rain foil, and tho rivor got
stoadily lowor. Moantimo tho wood
pile had grown by tho last of Novom
bortomoro than sixty cords enough to
pay tho boys well foY their work when
over tho steamboats should como. But
when could they come? This question
was giving Hob a good deal of unoasi-
i ness, Dooauso his bacon and meal wero
running low, and he had spent all tho
money ho had for tho axes and other
implements. If tho river should not
rise before tho moat gave out what
should ho do? Bob did not know and
tho fact troubled him.
In ono way the dry season served
him &oll. It parched the swamp, and
ono morning, Ned, who had shrewdly
observed this, wont out and applied a
torch to tho dried-up grass and leaves.
The lire swept fioroofy over tho pro
jootod Hold, and when it had burned
out, a good deal more than half tho
work ot clearing that Hold for cultiva
tion was dono. But this did not help
the boys to livo through tho winter,
and that was a perplexity. If thoy
eould not manage it, all tholr work
would bo thrown away; and Hob passed
many anxious hours thinking and plan
ning, but with no other result than to
make him sleepless.
Still it tlid not rain, but one morning
Ned camo in from observing his water
marks, and reported that tho river had
risen about three inches during tho
night. This pu.zlvd Hob, and ho care
fully watched the water. At noon it
had risen two inches more. Dining tho
night it rose fully a foot. Then Hob
began to susticct the truth.
" I havo it, Nod' he said.
"Well, how is it? Where does tho
wtiter como from?"
"From the Mississippi Itivcr. That
river is high from nuns in tho north,
and it has broken through ono of tho
passes into tho Tiilhihatohoo. We'll
havo sloatnbof.ts hen' yet."
" Well, I hope they'll como soon,"
said Ned. "I've fried our last slice of
bacon, and wo havo only a few pounds
of meal left."
" Wo can oat tho mule," said Hob,
"rathor than starve; but wo'll wait on
short rations and hope."
There had been a great crop of cot
ton grown on the Tallahatcheo that
year, and the dry fall had enabled the
planters to pick it more thoroughly than
usual. Knowing litis, tho owners of
steamboats at Vicksburg wero watching
the reports of the water in tho Yazoo
anil J allaltatoheo as eagerly as Nod and
Hob wero watching tlto water itself,
each anxious that his boat should bo tho
first to go up tho river.
On the 12th of December Ned cooked
tho last of tho meal. The boys went to
bed that night out of food. The next
morning thoy had no breakfast, and had
begun lo think of killing the mule, or
making a journey to tho nearest plan
ta'ion, when about noon a boat ap
peared. Slio blow her whistle and
stopped her engines.
" What do you ask for your wood?"
shouted the Captain.
"Three and a half," answoreit Hob.
"Give you ihruu and a quarter, and
tako all you got," said tho Captain.
" Will you throw ituuloocnt dinner?"
And witli that tho bout made hor
landing, and tho wood, sixty-three
cords, was measured. Then tho boys
wont on board to dinner. There they
learned that in consequence of tho pro
longed dry season all tho people along
the river hail been too busy picking
cotton to cut any wood, and hence tho
boat liau neon obliged to senu nor own
men ashore twico to chop wood for her
engines. Knowing that other boats
were coming, tho Captain of this ono
had niado hasto to buy all of Hob's
. . .
wood, meaning to take a part of it at
once, and the rest on his way down the I
rivor. Ho hail driven a sharp bargain.
under the circumstances, but Bob was
well satislied when ho received $201.7) I
for tho pile. His first euro was to buy '
of the Captain a good supply of provis- i
ions; his' next to write a lottor"to his '
mother, inclosing -it fifty-dollar bill,
and, without tolling hor whero ho was, '
giving hor news of his own and Ned's j
health, and promising to write again at
the next opportunity. This letter tho
' Captain took to post at Vicksburg. ,
lho mule was saved, and the problem
i which Hob and Ned had set out to solve
I was in a fair way to bo worked out. '
Thoy had money enough now to buy
! necessaty .plows, etc., which thoy or- i
j dered from Vicksburg by tho next trip
of tho boat, and some cash to spare lor
J emergencies. They wont to work with
I a will at tlioir clearing, and before
I spring opened thoy had a field prepared
1 which was two hundred yards long and
j ono hundred and lifty yards wide. Its
area was theretoro somewhat greater
than six acres, and it was land of tho
very richest sort. Hob made a journey i
to tho nearest plantation, and brought
back a cart-load of cotton seed, to
gether with tho seeds of a variety of
vegetables, for which beds wero made
around the hut.
Tho summer's work was very hard
and vory hot. Tho rich laud produced
weeds as well as cotton, and Ned re
marked that "Weeds never go to pic
nics or tako Saturday afternoons oil'." ,
In this the boys imitatod the weeds,
working early and lato in their crop,
barely giving themselves time to lioo
out tlioir kitchen-garden occasionally.
Thoy had distinctly overcropped them
selves, but that was better than the op
posite mistake. In August the bolls
began to open and tho boys to pick
cotton. It was not long before thoy
discovered that thoy had grown more
cotton than thoy could pick, and that
thoy- must either havo help or lose a
part of thoir crop So ono day Nod
mounted tho mule and rode across tho
Yalabusha ltivor, and out of tho swamp
into tho poor hill country. There tho
scanty crops wore easily picked, and as
lie was able to oiler money wages ho
easily secured sonio half-grown negro
boys' as pickers. Tlioir wages amount
ed to comparatively little, and their
help secured the whole of the boys' crop.
Hob had no gin or cotton-press, but
thero wore both on tho plantation
twolvo miles down tho rivor; and when
the picking was ovor tho boys built a
raft, and loading their whole crop of
cotton on it, Uoatod it down to this
'lhoy had not niado tho throo bales
per aero which tho land was said to bo
capable of producing under good culti
vation, but thoy had mailo twelve
bales, worth at tho high prico which
cotton at that time commanded some
what more than ono thousand dollars.
Hob and Ned now closed their hut,
turned the mule out to browse, and took
passage for Vicksburg on tho boat that
carried their cotton.
Ono morning tho rumor ran throujrh
their native villago that "Bob and Ned
Towno had como homo, ragged, anil
looking liko tramps."
But there was ono woman and thero
wore three little girls in that town in
whoso eves Hob and Ned looked like
anything but tramps. Tholr clothes
wero worn, indeed, but thoy wero
hugged and kissed by their mother and
sisters just as heartily as if thoy had
been tho best-dressed youths in tho
"Now you'll stay at hotn, won't
you, you naughty runaway boys?" said
their proud and happy mother, when
thoy had fully recounted their fifteen
months' experiences. " I want my
" Wo can't, mother," said Hob.
"We're the two heads of this family,
you know. I'm ono head, and Ned hits
fairly earned the right to be the other;
and we've got property interests now.
Wo stopped at Major Singer's on the
way homo, and havo made a now bar
gain with him. We've bought a plan
tation." Then Hob explained that tho Major
had agreed that thoy should mark oil" a
tract of four hundre'd acres where their
hut stood, and take it at livo dollars an
aero quite all that it would sell for
then, because of tho dilliculty of gelling
labor for clearing laud Thoy were to
havo their own time in which to pay for
tho tract, but thoy meant to work the
debt oh" within a year or two by hiring
ono or two hands" for their crop, and
thus increasing tlioir force and their
"So you see, mother," wald Hob,
"we've got to go back to our planta
tion." " Very well," she replied; "and wo
aro going with you. The lumiby
mustn't bo separated from its head, and
1 want my boys, and I think my boys
want mo too when they aro lonely down
thero in tho swamp." "
"Indeed wo. do," exclaimed botli
bovs. "Hurrah for mother!"
'Three years later, as I happen to
know, the last dollar of debt was paid.
The boys havo built agood house there,
which their mother has made a homo
for them. Thoy havo now, after a
dozen years' work, a gin-house, a cotton-press,
twelve mules, a good many
cows, and Bob has a baby of his own,
having found a wife on ono of his busi
Tho people of his native village, when
they heard that he had actually bought
tho plantation, said again that "Hob
Towno alumis was a curious boy."
Ucorga Can Kgglcslon, in Harper's
Magnetic Storms--How They Affect the
Last night a magnetic storm inter
rupted many of the telegraphic wires
botweou hero and tho West, and, in
Willie IIVIIl,, ,1IW .UOUVIUU A. IViJJJ 111
imUjilus were late from many points,
Mr, iiinut011, the olotrioiau of tl
consequence, the Associated l'rcss dis-
Western Union Company, said this
morning that tho appearance of tlto
aurora borealis, which was seen last
night, was almost invariably accom
panied by a magnetic storm working
moro or less disturbance with tho wires.
Whether tho aurora is duo to tho
storm, or tho storm to the aurora, is not
known. Some scientists contend that
magnetic storms aro duo to changes in
the sun's surface, and look for new
spots or the disappearance of old ones
upon the appearance of brilliant north
ern lights. The magnetic storm travels
very much liko an ordinary storm, but
more rapidly and in waves. It is in
this respect like a hot or a cold wavo of
air, but can only be folt by the tele
graph operators. If tho storm is mov
ing in tho same direction as tho current
on a telegraph wire tho battery current
will become so strong as to bo unman
ageable. If the storm travels in tho
opposite direction tho battery current
will bo entirely neutralized and no
work can bo done. Upon wires running
north and south a storm moving from
east to west will have no effect. When
the current derived from the magnetic
storm becomes so strong as to render
tho instruments ttsoless tho wire?
are disconnected from the batteries
and workoil with tho magnetic storm
alone. This has been frequently dona
on oven long circuits with perfect suc
cess. Mr. Hamilton lias known the
Western Union wires between New
York and Buffalo to work for six hour
at a stretch without tho aid of batteries,
and similar instances aro somotinios re
ported from other cities. When toleg
raphy was now no uso eould bo made of
tho wires when such a storm affected
then C heavy sparks Hying from tho in
struments and frightening tho oper
atives. Tho fact that the lino would
work without the battery in such cir
cumstances was discovorod by accident.
When working without tho battery the
work can bo dono only in waves, all
currents ceasing at intervals of a few
moments and reappearing. If finely
insulated wires aro at tho disposal of
tho operator, what is called a loop cir
cuit is niado with two wires, and the.
earth, which usually takes the place of
ono wire, is disponsod with. 15ut this
requires excellent wiros.
1 The magnetic storm of August 28,
, 1P.-30, is tho severest of which any rec
ord exists. For several days no batter
ies wore needed. So strongly wero all
, oleetric currents disturbed that tho
electrotype plates from which tho
, Springliold Itcpuhlicun was printed
; cjuld not bo made. Tho Sandwich
Island volcano showed groat activity tit
tlio timo and many now sun spots up-
poured, to which puenomenamany por
I sons attributed tho storm. Magnetic
I disturbances which interfere with tho
I tolograph aro not always accompanied
j by a light from tlio aurora boroalis
! which can bo distinguished. N. Y.
K veiling Post.
Mayor Grubbs, of Indianapolis, has
docidod that soiling peanuts on Sunday
is not a work of charity or of necessity,
ami has lined ti peanut man for tho of-feuso.
HEMUIOUS AM) EDUCATIONAL.
Tho nvcrioro attendance of tho
Sunday-schools' throughout tho UnitoJfi
States "is said to bo eighty.
The revised New Testament is now
regularly usoX in tho pulpits of at least
twenty loading Presbyterian churches
in New York.
Instruction in grammar has boon
abolished in the Cincinnati common
schools, elementary lessons in tlio best
Euglish bolng substituted.
Mr. Kimball, tho "church debt
raider," has thus far labored in behalf
of lu'O churches, being instrumental in
raising from church members tho re
spectable sum ot 811,000,000.
A single Methodist college, tho
Ohio Weslcvan University, is ropm
flcutcd by two missionaries in Japan,
six in China, three in India, one in
Italy, two in South America, and ono
- The Now Testament has just been
translated into tho Corcan language,
and a woman of Glasgow promises to
provide half tho salary of the first
Coroan evangelist for tho first fivo
The Connecticut Biblo Society has
canvassed (S,8VJ families, and found
l,l!i:j I'rotestant families without Bibles
and l,7.);l who don't go to church.
'flu Congregational denomination is
tho most numerous, containing 17,2'JO
families. The Roman Catholic comes
next with 1,),:51.5: then tho Methodist
with 12,:i0i), tho Kpiseopalian with J,
!)07, and the Baptist with 0,202. There
are only l:il Unitarian families in tho
Wooden Nutmeg State, but thero aro
fl, ISII that represent themselves as hav
ing "no religious preferences."
(Juiiint Saylnijs of tlio Pacific Coast.
The great West has bocomo noted for
quaint and expressive phrases coined
by the rough element of tho coast.
Tho miner and prospector, as ho wan
dered through tho hills and followed
tho circuitous valleys and narrow
passes, prefixed names to those places
such as "gulches," and "canyons,"
until almost every canyon and gulch
has been dubbed with sonio odd name
which forever afterward will designate
The mountaineer, after years of
Western life, litids himself lost in an
Eastern metropolis and fails to moot
his engagement on prompt timo, but is
not at a loss to give a decided reason
for his delay, because of " getting lost
among the canyons." Terse and iio'mt
ed remarks liko that of the man who
said: " 1 did not light him, but had ho
come a stop further tho doctors would
havo thought, when they dissected him,
that they had struck a new lead mine,"
aro quite common among minors.
How expressive aro the sayings: "He
is a gashed vein, and has pinched."
"He shows well on the surface, but
there is nothing in his lowor levels;" or, J.
"Ho didn't assay worth anything." IIo
who lacks courage is in Western par
lance devoid of "grit." and has m
"sand." Men who roughed it in the
early days on tho Pacific coast aro called
"old-timers," and when they dio it is j
not uncommon for thoir associates to
speak of their taking-off as theirhaving
"passed in thoir checks."
Those who have toiled through tho
snows and braved the dangers of eross
ing groat mountain ridges, havo coined
a style of expression upon tlio death of
an old friond which, to them, is fuller
of meaning than the plainsman can re
alize "IIo has gone over tho raugo."
Each State and Territory on tho Pa
cific slope has its peculiar phrases, and
thero aro many common to all. Oma
The Way Women Boss a Pillow.
Among tho recent inventions is a
pillow-holder. It is explained that tho
pillow-holder is for the purpose of hold
ing a pillow whilo tlto pillow-case is
being put on. We trust this new in
vention will not come into general use,
as thero is no sight moro beautiful to
the eyes of man than to see a woman
hold a pillow in her teeth while sho
gently manipulates the pillow-case
over it. Wo do not say that woman is
beautiful with her mouth full of pil
lows. No one ctn over accuse us of sav
ing that, but thouo is something homo
like and old-fashioned about, it that
cannot be replaced by any invention.
Wo know that certain over-fastidious
women have long clamored for sonio
now method of putting on a pillow
ease, but these peoplo havo either lost
their teeth,, or the new ones they have
bought do not grasp the situation.
They havo tried several now mot hods,
such tis blowing the pillow-case up and
getting the pillow in beforo the wind
got out, and thoy havo tried to got tho
pillow in bv rolling up tho pillow-case
until the bottom is reached, and thou
placing the pillow on end and gently
unrolling tho pillow-case, but all these
schemes have their drawbacks. The
old stylo of chewing one end of a pil
low and holding it the way a retriev
ing dog holds a duck till tho pillow
case is on, and then spanking the pillow
a couple of times on each side, is tho
best, and it gives the woman's jaws
about tho only rest thoy get during tho
day. If any in volition drives this old
custom awav from us, and wo no moro
see tho matrons of tho land with thoir
hair full of feathers and thoir mouths
full of striped bed-ticking, wo shall
feel that ono of tho dearest of our in
stitutions lias boon rut jilessly torn from
us, and that tho fabric of our National
supremacy has received a sad blow, and
that our liberties aro in danger. Wash
Tho correspondence in a recent
English broaoh-of-promiso suit weighed
seven pounds, although covering n
period of but half a year. It Included
yards of poetry.
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