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THE BED efi&UD CHIEF.
c8 AMPLE S OF SPRING POETRY.
Tim Hontf of the robin h load and clear.
The blue bird calls for hta mate ;
And the fellow who says that spring isn't
Had better keep ofl'n our pate.
Detroit Free Prut.
p'Tis an easy thing to eing of spring.
When the nlr is calm nnd breezy;
Tin Hncczy thing of spring to sing,
. -When your own head to wheezy.
In one raoro month we'll have the rose.
Of love a true reminder;
And, be iteaid, we'll also have
The festive organ-grinder
With monkey attachment.
.Veto York Star.
--From maple trees now on the tap,
Kidls drop by drop the lucent sap;
Fo now seek out with UctaeyGoif
The bush where llrst they eugar off.
.Vac York Graphic
March, with its brcc7.es,
Itn thaws and freezes.
It chills and sneezes,
He who neglects that cough,
Or taken that red rag off.
Will find, in p!te of scoff",
"And now the gay and festive frog
Within the marsh is cen;
The loaff-r seeks a sunny fipot
Upon the village green;
The trade in patent liver pills
Ilecomes a steady thing
The rhymer with a pensive air
Indites an ode to spring.
Come with your perfumed robes, winds of
. - -May,
- (Pull her wide open and give her sand ;)
Wrapped in your tender arms, bear me away
Into borne fairy enchanted land.
Where the slumbering winter can never
.' Where the snow-clouds never loom up and
Where there ain't enough winter to frost
.. u cuius.
Give ine a ticket to that fair land.
Winter am gore, an' March am here.
An' soon -will de rain-dropa fall;
Fore long will de grass look green again,
An de voice of de robin call.
I)c Ice will softon, de snow will melt,
t An' de sun shine cl'aran' strong;
An' de darky will scratch his frozen heel
An' dance to de glad spring song.
De folksea big an de folkses small
Will open uere moufs an' sing:
. "0 1 Winter, go 'way wid yer frost bites
Come into de cabin, oh. Spring!"
Free Press Lime Kiln Club.
Wliut a beautiful time Is spring.
When the woodchuck begins to sing,
And the bumblebee and chiendee
Carry their heads around in a sling,
When the black and tickling ants
Crawl np the young man's pants,
And the htraddlehugand mosquito hug,
While the spiders engage in a dauce.
Aiul the lmd gets drank on dew,
And offers the robin a chew,
While the owl blinks and the sparrow
At the wife of the gray enckoo.
And the coon goes on on a spree
Along with the chipmunk and flea,
The odorous skunk gets thundering
'And tries to make love to the bee.
Oil City Derrick.
TOO LATE FOR M'PHERSON.
MarkTwmlB Apolncizpn for Not Making a
From the New York Times.
Mark Twain was recently at a dinner
or the Stanley Club in Paris, and being
called upon for a speech, is thus report-
t "ed by the Continental Gazette: "Mr.
Ryan said to me just now that I'd got
to make a speech. I said to Mr. Ryan,
The news came too late to save Roger
' McPherson.1 It is sad to know that
some things always come too late, and
, when I look around upon this brilliant
assembly I feel disappointed to think
what a nice speech I might have made,
what fine topics I might have found in
Paris to speak about among these his
tor.c monuments, the architecture of
Paris, the towers of Notre Dame, the
caves, and other ancient things. Then
I might have said something about the
objects of which Paris folks are fond
literature, art, medicine then taking a
card from his vc3t pocket as if to take a
glance at his notes, and adultery. Bat
the news came too late to save Roger
McPherson ! Perhaps you axe not as well
acquainted with McPherson as I am?
Well, I'll explain who McPherson was.
"When we sailed from New York there
came on board a man all haggard a
mere skeleton. He wasn't much of a
man, he wasn't, and on the voyage we
often heard him say to himself
The news came too late to save
. Roger McPherson.' I got interested,
.- and I wanted to know about the man, so
I asked him who was McPherson, and
he said, 'I'm McPherson, but the news
came too late to. save Roger McPher-
Bon.' How too late!' I asked. About
three. weeks too late,' he replied; I'll
tell you how it happened : A friend of
- mine died, and they told me I must
take the body on the cars to his parents
in Illinois. I said I'd do it, and they
gave me a card with the address, and
; told me to go down to the depot and
-" put it on a box I'd find there, have the
ebox put on the baggage car, and go
fright along with it to Illinois. I found
the box all right, and nailed the card on
it, and put it on the cars; then I went
in the depot and got a sandwich. I was
- walking around eating my sandwich,
and I passed by the baggage-room, and
there was my box, with a young man
walking around, looking at it, and he
had a card in his hand. I felt like go
ing up to that man and saying, "Stran
ger, that's my corpse." But-1 didn't.
I walked on, ate my sandwich, and
- when I looked in again the young man
was gone ; but there was that card nailed
Tight on that box. I went and
looked on that card. It was
directed to Col. Jenkins, Cleve
land, Ohio. So Hooked in the car, and
there was my box all right. Just before
the train started, a man came into the
baggage-car and laid a lot of Limberger
cheese down on my box. He didn't
fe- kmow what was in my box, von know,
I ; and I didn't know what was in his pa
per, but I found out later, rlt was an
V awful cold night, and after we started
I the baggagemaster came in. He was a
. nice fellew, Johnson was, and he said,
i A mam would freeze to death out
there; Unmake it all right." So he
shut all the doors and all the windows,
iwiusaiwracoai nre in tne stove;
S then wacok tarns fixfrur the car and
'pokinr the -fire, till I bean to smell
something and feel uncomfortable, so I
moved as far away from my corpse s I
could, and Johnson says to me, "A
. friend of yours ? Did he die lately? This
; year I mean." Says I, " I'll fix it;"
so I opened a window, and we took
tarns breathing the fresh air. After a
while Johnson said, "Let's smoke, I
think that'll fix it." So we lit our
. cigars and puffed a bit, but we got so
sick that we le 'em go out again it
didn't do any good. We tried the air
again. .Says Johnson, "He's in no
ytranefc.iske? There's doubt about some
2feope being dead, but there's no
doubt about him, is there? What did
Jie die ofPJLJv'e stopped at a station,
' iand-whea we started off again Johnson
came in wiEh a bottle of distal ector, and
o l v rot something now that'll
x f iu" So JM sprinkled it 11 around, j
over the box, the Iinbermr ttd
eveir thing; bat it wwridt do, the
cmells didn't nix well. Johason ttid,
"Just think of it. We'reallgottodie,
all got to come to this." Then we
thought we'd move the box to one end
of the car, so we stooped over it; I took
one end and he took the other, but we
couldn't get it far. Johnson says,
" We'll freeze to death if we stay out on
the platform; we'll die if we stay in
here." So we took hold of it again, but
Johnson he couldn't stand it; he fell
right over. I dragged bim out on the
platform, and the cold air soon brought
him to, and we went into the car to get
warm. "What are we going to do"
asked Johnson, and he looked ill.
"We are sure te have typhoid
fever and half a dozen other
fevers. We're pizened, we are!" At
last we thought it was better to go out
on the platform. In an hour and a half
I was taken off thatplatform stiff, nearly
frozen to death. They put me to bed,
and I bad all them fevers that Johnson
spoke about. You see the thing work
ed on mv mind. It didn't do me no
good to learn, three weeks after, that
there bad been a mistake that my
corpse had gone to Col. Jenkins,
Cleveland, and that I'd taken his box
of rifles for decent burial to Illinois.
The news came too late to save Roger
McPherson about three weeks too
late.' " Amid roars of applause, Mr.
Twain closed by saving, "When I'm
not prepared to speak, f always apolo
gize, and that's the reason I've told you
so much about Roger McPherson."
Seamen and sailors, from a habit, can
sleep when they will and wake when they
will. Captain Barclay, when preform
ing his wonderful feat of walking 1,000
miles in a3 many consecutive hours,
obtained such a mastery over himself
that he fell asleep the minute he lay
down. The faculty of remaining asleep
a great length of time is possessed by
some individuals. Such was the case
with Quin, the celebrated player, who
would slumber for 24 hours successive
ly, with Elizabeth Orvia, who slept three
fourths of her life; with Elizabeth Per
kins,who slept for a week or lortnight at
a time; with Mary Lyell, who did the
same for six successive weeks; and with
many others more or less remarkable
A phenomenon of an opposite charac
ter is sometimes observed, for there are
other individuals who can subsist on a
surprisingly small portion of sleep.
The celebrated General Elloit was an
instance of this kind; he never slept
more than four hours out of the 24. In
all other respects he was strikingly ab
stinent, his food consisting wholly of
bread, water and vegetables. In & let
ter communicated to Sir John Sinclair
by John Gorgon, Esq., of Swine, men
tion is made of a person named John
Mackay, of Skerry, who died in Strath
nave in the year 1796, aged 91; he only
slept on an average four hours in the
24, and was a remarkably robust and
healthy man. Frederick the Great of
Prussia and the illustrious surgeon, John
Hunter, only slept five hours during
the same period. The celebrated French
General Pichegro informed Sir Gilbert
Blaine that during a whole year's cam
paign he had not allowed himself above
one hour's sleep in the twenty-four.
How Opium Makes Him Feel.
Wah Shung, the Sixth Street laundry
man, entered the drug-store opposite
his dive yesterday evening, and, throw
ing down a nickel, said :
" Flive cenlee' opium."
While the clerk was getting him the
drug an Enquirer representative engag
ed the Chinaman in conversation:
" Buy much opium, Wah?"
"Flive, ten, nifteen centeewortha
" Use it on shirts?"
"Helle, no! Smoke it."
"Belly good," and a happy smile
spread over his mummy-like features.
"Tell me something about it," said
the Enquirer man; " what kind of an
effect does it produce how does it make
" Makes Chinaman feel likee," and
here he was stack for a comparison to
denote perfect happiness and content
ment; "makes Chinaman feel likee
likee Melican man Gen. Grant, allee
time plenty money, no much workee,
takee things easy."
" Makes you forget your troubles,
does it?" J
"Yes; forglet troubles allee same
likee when you sleep."
" See "nice things in your dreams?"
"Belly nice. Every thing big and
beautiful" ; and he made an enraptured
gesture with his hands.
" Every thing grand, I suppose?"
"Belly grand. Chinaman's cellar
look likee Gibson House."
"Is it possible?"
" Smoothin' iron look likee train of
cars and washee-wash-tub like a steam
" You don't say so ! And what else?"
"Oh, heep else. Wah Shung feel
likee sold out and gone back to China
with $2,500." Cincinnati Enquirer.
Saying Disagreeable Things.
No class of people can inflict such
martyrdom on their associates as those
who are given to the habit of remind
ing others of their failings or peculiari
ties. You are never safe with such a
person. When yon have done your very
best to please, and are feeling kindly
and pleaananUy, oat will pop some bit
ter speech, some underhand stab which
you alone comprehend a sneer which
is masked, bat too well aimed to be mis
understood. Only half a dozen words,
spoken merely because he is afraid you
are too happy or too conceited, and
ought to be " taked down a peg." Yet
they are worse than so many blows.
How-many sleepless nights have such
mean attempts caused tender-hearted
idiots! How. after them, oae awakes
with aching eyes and head, to remem
ber that speech before any thing else
that bright, sharp and well. aimed nee
dle of a speech that probed the very
center of yoafsonl. There is only one
comfort to be taken. The repetition of
such attacks sooaweaas your heart from
the 'attacker; and this once done,
nothing he can say will ever pain yon
more. While, as for him, one friend
ship after another, mortally stung by his
sarcssm, dies, and ha finds himself at
last aloneand friendless as he deserves
to be.DembresVj Monthly.
The Boston MomeJdcral says: "A
descendant of an honored i&ston fam
ily recently failed in business," ring
ueen emo&rrafleea principally or tras?
insr too larsrelv in several oartiesin
whom he placed implicit toast. His
creditors took possession of his house,
furniture, and effects, leaving him and
his family without shelter, and then, not
satisfied, seised hie family tomb at
Mount Auburn, which had been left
him by his father, and in which repose
the remains of his parents and several
brothers and sisters.
A lemaatie Sftry
A romantic story comes from Bata
via, which is pretty well authenticated,
and lias never yet, we believe, appeared
in prii.t. A few miles from that lovely
little village there, is a place known as
Pine Hill, in Genesee County. Among
the prominent farmers at that place was
one named Edward Wilford.
About a year ago a remarkably good
looking, well built young man applied
at Mr. Wil ford's farm for a place as a
laborer. He was very prepossing in ap
pearance and apparantl3 qaite youth
ful, his mustache and teard not yet hav
ing appeared. The f aimer needed a
good hand or two about that time, and
the young chap was h;red for the sum
mer. He proved to be a perfect treas
ure, on account of his steadv habits,
great endurance and remarkable indus
triousness. In short, "Jim," as he was
fenerally known, could pull bean,pitch
ay, plough and do the hard work of
rtfe farm with any of them, and he never
seemed to tire. At the same time there
was none of the coarseness about bim
which characterizes some otherwise ex
cellent farm laborers; and he wai al
ways modest in his behavior, and verj
discreet in all h;s artion '. Though oc
cupying the sau c rutin and ed with
the other hired man, it was noticed that
he had little to say of his previous his
tory, or his relatives, if indeed he had
an'. He was esteemed by his employer
as a faithful young man, and liked by
all who worked with him, because of his
quiet, steady and uaasiuming manners.
One Sunday last summer, "Jim"
was left alone at home, while the rest of
the family went to church some dis
tance away. His instracions were to
make certain preparations for dinner,
which would bo completed on the return
home of the lady folks ; but when they
did get back, "Jim " had not only fol
lowed his instructions to the latter, but
he had prepared the dinner so com
pletely and so nicely that no further
preparations were needed, and his ex
treme handiness was commented on
considerably, " Jim " sa'd that he had
during his previous life been frequently
called on to cook bis own meals, and
with this explanation on bis part the
circumstance dropped from the further
thought of the family.
One day, some months ago, " Jim "
visited the village of Batavia, and while
there seemed to manifest a lively inter
est in the contents of the stores, espe
cially the dry-goods stores. The goods
displayed in front of the store especi
ally attracted his attention, and he exam
ined them with the air of a connoisseur,
and with that thoroughknowlcdge which
the ladies have of these things. By-and-by,
he passed along the street, when
be was suddenly and roughly seized and
o-dered back to the store, the goods in
front of which he had so closely exam
ined. Going back there he was then
accosted of having stolen certain ar
ticles; but he denied the stealing with
the utmost vehemence. There was no
doubt, however, that certain articles
had been stolen, and an oflicer was sent
for. The circumstances were all
against "Jirn," the goods had just
been missed, and he had been observed
hanging about the door in a suspicious
manner. The oflicer felt fully justified
in taking poor "Jim" in.to custody;
and be was therefore relentless
ly dragged off to "durance
vile," or in other words, the jail.
There the oflicer insisted that he mu3t
be searched ; but this proposition was
met by the greatest opposition by
"Jim," whose dismay and terror seemed
to be almost boundless. Tears rolled
down his cheeks, and he begged with
almost heartrending earnestness to be
excused from the search ; but even the
tears were of no avail until it was dis
covered that "Jim" was a woman. At
her request the matter was hushed up,
and the oflicer of the law very kindly
permitted her to remain with his family
two or three days until she could be
provided with clothing suitable to her
sex, which she once more consented to
Her story, in brief, was a sad one.
She was a married woman, her home
being in Ohio. Her husband had so
abused her that she could not live with
him any longer, and as she knew she
would have great difficulty in obtain
ing a situation as a woman, and that
with her form and figure she could easi
ly pass herself off as a man, she con
cluded to try her chances in the latter
role. Her success we have already
told. In conclusion, we need only say
that it was clearly proved that she was
entirely innocent of the crime with
which she had been charged. She was
allowed to depart unmolested to Ohio,
and her whereabouts is at present un
known. It is not at all unlikely that
she is at present somewhere enacting
again successfully the role of hired
man. And who will dare to blame her?
Rochester (N. -FJ Express.
More than 1C0 years ago we began
making cane-sugar in Louisiana, and
in 1854 it sufficed for half the country's
supply. Now we import 9 pounds for
every 10 used. Forty years ago a corn
stalk sugar mania arose, and the offi
cial representative of agriculture gush
ed over the subject in official reports,
the New York Agricultural Society gave
a premium for successful making of
sugar of maize, and for a year or two
zealous experimenters in this State, in
Indiana, in Tennessee, and all over
the conntry,- made a little sugar and a
great deal of uncrvstalizable mash a
dirty-looking agglomeration of sirup
and grape-sugar; and then the whole
subject sank into oblivion, to be resur
rected as history from time to time re
peats itself. Then came sorghum, and
for more than 20 years sugar, in infin
itesmal quantities, has been made from
it in the State of Ohio, for instance,
about a pound and four-tenths per acre
to 80 gallons of sirup, for the last 15
years, and a smaller proportion in other
The difficulty with sorghum, as with
maize, is that it yields mainly grape
sugar, and except at a particular period
in its growth, and under most favorable
conditions of manufacture, is utterly dis
appointing in all attempts to produce a
genuine "cane sugar." The excite
ment in sorghum is now an " amber"
variety from Minnesota, the reputation
of which will be likely to sell cart-loads
of all sorts of seed at exorbitant prices.
It will be fortunate if the reealt shall
add appreciably to our sugar supply in
the next ten years. It is also highly
probable that our corn harvests will
continue to swell the national snpply of
beef and pork and batter and cheese,
and even of liquid extracts of maiae,
2d eqnally probable that oar sagar sup-
plyllHtst come from some otter sonrce.
Even i California experiment with
water-melol28eenM more hopefal than
any recent officii or other xnannfaotore
of corn sagar. "V
It is. important that tt(Jnited States
should produce the reqmrtMPPly of
sugar, which will in 10 yefcr reach
l,UW,WU tons per annum. Weweow
abont oae-eereeth of the production of
tk i uMinlil wrirld Whick i msd
from the snfrnr-can ami the sejrar-beet
abont six-tenths of the former and
four-tenth of the latter and K Is likely
we shall obtain or future snpply from
the same source. The beet rogar
product of Europe is now nearly equal
to two veerVoonraiaption of the United
States. There Is nothing apparently in
oar climate or soil to forbid its produc
tion here, and the cost of labor will not
always remain an insuperable obstacle
to success. The European succcm has
not been the work of a day. In 1818
Fraaea rjrodnced but 39.000.000 kilo -
grams, 133,000,000 in 1858. 211.000.CO0
Si 1868, and reached 462,000,000 in
1875 equivalent to about 29 pounds
per capita. And ninetecn-twuaUeths of
it is produced in a few departments
north of Paris.
The beet sugar experiments in tLU
conntry in Hampshire County in Mas
sachusetts, in Livingston and Stephen
son in Illinois, Fond du Lac in Wiscon
sin, Alameda and Sacramento and San-
ta Cruz in California may yet prove
to nave been pioneer enterprises oi a
magnificent industry. The difficulty to
overcome appears no greater than the
cotton manufacture has accomplished in
underselling Manchester. The Maine
achievement is now attracting attention
and exciting hopefulness ; and it is to
the inventive genius and manufacturing j orship would havo been,
skill of the East that the country natu-1 As for his person, he was tall and
rally looks for organizing success in lank, with a somewhat ponderous Ro
beet sugar-making. Couldit bo attain- man nose, lips that fell, by long pric
ed and who dares say it shall not? tice, at tho corners, and pent-house
the result would be a greater boon to j brows which thatched his eyes but poor
agriculture, East and West, in its slim-, lv, for tho water would often gleam un
ulus to intensive culture, in its aid to der them at a talo of pity. L'pon bit
caiue-iceuimr, man me mere auuuion
to the wealth of the country by the
amount of sugar produced. New York
A Peculiar Caitom Connected wltk Turk
ih Criminal JurlapruilcBce.
From the l'hllaileliihln Times.
Constantinople. March 11. A re
volting instance of vindictiveness and of
blood-money" purchase of exemption
from capital punishment took place in
Beyrout last month. It is so illustra
tive of the demi-civilized customs which
prevail in the Turkish Empire, that I
give you the details : The Lebanon re
gion is inhabited by people of fierce
natures and stormy passions. Whether
they be Christian Maronites or Mussul
man Druses, or others of the hybrid re
gions that exist there, they all alike are
prone to strife, to bloody deeds, and to
taking the law into their own hands. A
blow is immediately followed by a dag
ger thrust or a rifle shot. The offense
and the punishment go together. Every
body goes armed to tho teeth, whether
at work in the fields or journeying on
the road. But little account is taken of
assassinations growing out of feuds.
Justice is so venal that a man who feels
himself aggreived prefers to take his
own redress on the spot. Sometimes,
however, a female relative makes com
plaint to the authorities, and cognizance
must be taken of the crime. This was
the case in the affair in question. Three
years ago, in a quarrel, a young Mjiron
ite killed another Maronite of the Ori
ental Greek rite. Both of them were of
poor families of the mountain. The au
thorities having been stirred up to ac
tivity by the persistent outcries of a
member of the family of the slain, they
arrested the fugitive after great difficul
ty, and put him in prbon at Beyrout.
There he lay for three years, nothing
more being thought of the prisoner or
his crime. There being some doubt,
also, as to his being the real culprit, his
offense was likely to be expiated by an
extended term of imprisonment.
The mother of the victim, in February
last, suddenly appears on tho scene.
She insists on his being sentenced to
death. As the crime was proven ac
cording to local judicial forms, she ob
tained from Midhat Pasha, the Govern
or of Syria, a firman for the execution
of her son's murderer. As the superior
authority could not be disobeyed, a day
was fixed for the hanging. In vain the
notables of all creeds and races, Mus
sulmans and Christians, appealed to the
old woman to be merciful, for upon her
word depended the life of the Maronite.
They represented to her that if ho did
do the deed it might have been in self
defense; that at any rate his guilt was
not perfectly clear; that he had already
grievously suffered in body and mind
by his imprisonment, and that the peo
ple of Beyrout did not want a capital
execution in their midst. Neither the
Turkish Ulemas, the Greek and Armeni
an bishops, or the Turkish officials
could soften the heart of this cruel me
gara. " I have the firman for his exe
cution," she said, "and his fate is in
my hands. I will not spare him." In
the night of February 5, three hours af
ter midnight, he was taken from his cell
and led to the place of execution. An
immense crowd of people gathered
around the scaffold. There took
place a scene of the most
extraordinary kind. The woman was
told by. the executioner that the
man's relatives were ready to pay her
any sum in their power if she would, as
custom authorized, allow him to go free
on the payment of blood money. She
shrieked and foamed for vengeance.
For an hour and more she refused to be
merciful, notwithstanding the entreaties
of the mass of men, women and chil.
dren. In the meanwhile the young man
stood on the gallows with the halter
about his neck, trembling for his life.
Finally, worn out by the prayers of the
people, and tempted by the high figure
to which the relatives of the Maronite
had ran np the bid for his life, she con
sented to accept 3,000 francs as blood
money. The hangman let go his hold
of his expected victim, and handed him
over to his relatives, who carried him off
anrd the acclamations of the spectators.
In Persia, in similar cases, the criminal
is delivered over to the relations of the
murdered person to put him to death or
to make any disposition of him they
please, and such is generally the cus
tom through the East. In Numbers,
xxxv., 19, it is said: "The revenger
of blood himself shall slay the murder
er." These customs are consecrated
by immemorial usage in Oriental coun
tries. Such scenes as that which I have
related, occurring as it did in one of the
most intelligent and best ordered cities
of the empire, win go far to making jus
tice absolute master in her own domain.
To find oat whether a garden has
been nlanted or not, a paper gives the
following rule: H one forgeu wheth
er beds are planted or not, a good way
to tell is to torn a stray eat into the
garden. If the beds are planted the cat
will proceed to race round and dig iato
them, and act as if it had relations in
China it was anxkms to get at; while,
if they are not, it will sit down calmly
in the path, and seem to be medirarieg
on the pioareaa of missionary work in
Africa. A cat's instinct seldom de
ceives in this matter.
A x ax with a creaky pair of hoots
always has music in his sole, ani not
Jkdy to lorget it, either.
HIS STKA5GE I5FATtJAT105.
' Far back, in the days when geod-s-
tared Qaeen Anne lolled eeenlortably on
her throne, and a maerauoa of wttsaM
geniuses straUed ahoot aexkr hag peri-
wig adornments awauiy oi o ptMcm
with the wbdom they ran filed a cer
tain doctor of antique mold was Irrisjr,
in London, and wattla? phiktfopBjcally
for the fame and repnuuo wkkh had
looked at him throoh fatore's vfcKa
fifty years ago. Now, in trath. Doctor
Bone, as he was called, was no quack ;
but hb nature refused to conform Itself
! to the dictates of fashion and patroaace.
, and conseqnently the general public hid
t always regarded him through the wrong
end of life's telescope, whereby hi per
1 son and skill had appeared of indiftereat
Thus for 30 years or more he bad
trudged his wearv journey, provlag
himself of infinite value to 'the needy,
and acknowledging uncomplainingly
the propriety of his fate, but with a
pride that showed his indifference to
fashionable approbation. He met dU-
dain with contempt; and, although he
was loser thereby, had the coacson
self -satisfaction of an independent spirit.
Perhaps, morally speaking, ho was in
tho riirht; but in those days of fawning
and flattery, the renown be sought was
as unattainable to him a the Iord May-
urau nc wore, wunin noors, ruiij uiu
skull-cap, from which bis natural locks
i fell downwards in a thin avalanche of
' slk, and upon hid shoulders habitually
a cloak, unlike Whittington, turned lit
I tie to its advantage. His knee-breeches,
witless of ornament, bore some resem
i blance to iron stove-pipes which have
known many a downpour of rain; and
i his heelless shoes, lonir unthralled by
buckles, but too often succumbed by the
pressure of circumstances, and brought
portions of his bare feet into contact
with their mother earth.
When tho world was greener to tho
poor Bone, he had married a merry
hearted lass from his nativo village, who
for many a year had faithfully and un
grudgingly borne tho trials of poverty
by her sido, and lightened tho gloom of
his existence with unflagging spirit;
but one blank night tho flamo of her
littlejifo shot up brilliantly for a mo
ment and then guttered into darkness,
though the poor child was sorely
stricken for the tired traveler sho was
leaving bchird. And ho, simple) prac
titioner, bowed his fading head to fate,
and toiled onwaids childless alone and
But one day, when ho had passed his
GOth yicar, a patient of bis, an old
woman, ied, and in the bounty of his
ancient heart be took a forlorn little
grandson of hers to his own homo, and
swore solemnly to foster this stripling
of 3 years old and bring him up as his
And ho kept to his word, and for
three moro years now had reared the
minute adoption with a zeal and ten
derness befitting his noble nature. For
hours would he sit in bis moldy old
study, feigning to be absorbed in some
moth-eaten volumo, but in reality
watching and enjoying tho gambols of
his little Geoffrey as ho tumbled about
the floor with a hundred infantire
whims which went direct to tho sunny
heart of the observer. With his own
hands would ho direct the baby's mea s,
and, when his old housekeeper, Betsy,
had put him to bed, he would creep up
stairs for a goodnight kiss or a playful
wrestle, in which the little arms always
come off victorious. Then would he
return to hU gloomy den and exorcise
his wits in the resolving of somo intri
cate problem, which last habit had hap
pily absorbed many an hour of his te
The good Doctor had, in tmth, plan
ned and consummated no glorious addi
tions to science by this habit of his ; but
he had at least gained greater riches to
himself than wealth could bring, which
compensated in some degree for the
dreary poverty of his younger days. So
far he had jogged on with a quiet pa
tience and humor, but when the parent
less baby fell to his keeping a new and
rich interest was added to his little store
of grain, by which he was thrust into an
untested groove ox calculation.
Yet in the meantime his patients had
no cause to complain of his inattention,
for he never permitted a hobby to inter
fere with his professional duties.
And now arose the main object of his
life namely, to prepare a way to future
success for the child of his affections,
the little waif he had drawn to shore, so
that his own death, which could not be
so far distant, as he thought, might not
leave this poor one to the tender mer
cies of a world he had no reason to place
much confidence in. Hour after hour
of the night saw him still musing by his
study-table, no nearer a solution of the
difficulty than the previous night had
left him, but with a brain bewildered
by the propositions which whirled in
rapid succession through his aching
Then would he rise at length with a
sigh, and, trimming his lamp, creep
silently to bed, listening ever on his way
for the light breathing that came through
the door of the room in which his baby
the Whitehall, which surrounded the
apparently lifeless body of a young
man, who, it appeared,had been thrown
from his horse and injured to such an
extent that be lay insensible. A cry
went round for a doctor, and averse as
he was to attending a creature of quali
ty, as the young fellow seemed to be by
hb dress, circumstances would admit
of little hesitation to a charitable natare
in the present instance, which ended
finally in his accompanying the snfferer
to his home, consisting of bachelor
chambers in the Strand.
Sir Henry, a newly installed conntry
baronet, proved a somewhat fractious
patient in the hands of Dr. Bone; beta
youthful constitation, not too greatly
impaired by drink and gaming, carried
him at length safely through his mis
hap, and left the reputation of his care
to the poor medicos.
Alas! that it had ended there: his
final downfall dated from this little tri
umph. Allured by the bwoyancy of spirit and
winning address of Sir Henry, this sad
old life ingratiated kselfgradnally into
the companionship of the yonagstmand
was by him directed with Utile Sneeat. I
believe towards the pitas of min.
Poor Bone was damled try a thonght
which fashed like lightning before the
vision of his tronbkd mind the gaming
table! Why not risk the few savings he
had scraped together there ? Wise aright
follow? opuleace, comfort and goid
goW-glittsriag sold for hw darlmf !
Sf Fort had !?
for hw t islt a swM, and he
not ha hadtwanl, tort "E.
vfT mac lo gala. Ht wornM Hewn w
U eJ etmMtettcm Of C SS ,
r oc seised with the ,
ju. 4. .1.. mw kk raaUAM V.
W" " -- - k -
ad bit by bit he became a totally alter.
ed man. la fact, Ioctor Bone sank i-
to a veritable gambler.
It ti aeedloM to aT how kb
.i a t,t tow kb tre
blisgfeet oht sight after afch; the", As years a-vl an tfe m
caaeof hdfifraca and fall fmm fer-1 that net to hU 4 IV. ,d s.
jt.i...MJTuU ! ftlwnTtellT? lamed MM orph c&l fe JiJi
. .t .1.1. v. kU fcl4ilrrak
" r : , ,, ' ,
and toeca no joeger. wr nwnrj w
self wsji almost startled with the frts!
cageraeaeof hi PpU, and woa hU
moacy with a shrug of the shoaMerw,
for thk spark had some little warmth
Ml la him.
Poor old Bone I each dUjcraee were
mnm ronmoi then than now and i
nntfc!. SissnlkHtv and see are small
mead to tfie gamoter wwe "w
.. k - a.t. . a. 1 a.k
against the fearp-bafia aau u-
ture guaranteeing Impedeace of youth.
The doctor coveted, mu kow j
worn and unrestfnl, while at home boy
Geoffrey played and slept on hb little
Piece by piece old familiar tokens sad
antique scraps of personal property van
ished from their Ume-worn stations In
the houe. and were converted lato mon
ey for thoo hopele peculation. At
first the old housekeeper no more than
wondered at the strange whims and
pranks that had overcome meaner;"
but as each room waxed more lean aad ,
unfurnUhed a melancholy and wonder
fell upon her, which Induced her to re
monstrate with Bone in a strain only
warranted by the aanagging service hc
had rendered him. He ml her remark
with a surliness foreign to his nature,
and bade her not to interfere in hUj
pri,X?.ErJt!: w.W.r. a rr.
..I- W.J.- nffViM iL,t mlcrht hava
.,hrd a -had. rt into relief affainm! Utae and hotel .nd:rd. t . c
the blind of an upper window of a dwell
whbh fnr ta rrst was in ueet)
blackness. This apparition seemed to
4 !... St. mp MiVrwM It Kmm1 ami affeur
wildly clasping the hands, stagger out
of sight, leaving the square of light to
its former mbrSken diraensio- s.
AK liirf W h mcoirttlsad
LI1IVIW 1L9 KiiUA BilUlU IH) MWM ! -
vou and will enter.
. -n,i will .nt.r
A square table adorns
the center of
that room which owns the lighted cae-
mat room wdicii owns ,uv nuuiw vuw
ment, and round it are s-atesomc half
dozen card -platers, all flushed with
wine and in uproarious humor. In
striking contrast to these boisterous
anti-ita ta ta furm r1 mvip llnnn hftWf!
Ifiwn tn tt -arth with ahama and
misery, with his white hair falling over
the lean hands which are strained to his f
face, as if to shut out What? With a
cry, he suddenly starts to his feet.
Boy," he says hoarsely to the young ,
baronet, who is sitting there and turn i
to bim coolly, "I have lost mine all j
no stiver remains to me, and I sm in '
debt to thee. But I have some valua
bio things at home, the most precious
of which shall recompense thee."
I'fvin. mnn. iirwinri" anflarera inn
young fellow, I am i faith no mcrcl-
" ... ...
less creditor; thou sbalt nave time to
collect thy rents."
No time," says the other, miserably
enough, can restore me what I have
lost fhnit art rnnnrr hrtv. hut T ahull
too soon have to account to my Maker
for these recent misdoings. Swear to
me," he cri-snddenly, "swear to mn
that thou wilt take and preserve in all
honor what I shall render to thy keep-
ing, for, God help roel 'tis a dar token
and one I would have well tended."
.ww. wm.. m w wwa. -! W - ......
Nav." ronlina thn hov. nautili clU.
turbed by so passionate an appeal and
tho unconcealed mirth of his compan -
ions, and moved, maybe, by the eager
entreaty of the suppliant, " an' thou art
so determined, Doctor, I'll accept thy
gift, and, zounds, it shall not Iks slighted
at my hands!"
With this promise, at once both poison
and nectar, the old man arose from his
knees, upon which he had latterly
e a oavv H.H la a afc amII m aal A . Ta ... I
u Ti u Tu . . j,p .
haggard look on the Uole and iu hate-
ful surroundings rushed wildly from the
,.";... ., . . , ..
ua ioc caccpuon ox a iow loiiercrs
mo sweeu iwere oescnea as mis poor
ruin hurried through them with uncer -
!i?t.KlVffidKi" tWn lZ& treami?
in the chill breeze. With many halt
and diversions from his course, be at
length succeeded in reaching his home,
r11 ''V4U "' . .V" ." "rauiing
iy sbutc law vac nwo in wnicn ooy
Geoffrey was enioying the dreamlese
sleep of childhood.
"I have beggared thee," he aaid.with
a long, heart-broken sigh, and the boy
woke up suddenly, aad wondered at
him with round, sleepy eyes.
"Come, my little one," whispered
the Doctor, "I have a mission for thee;
ask no questions, pretty; thine old
grandad is sorely troubled." With a
great sob, he lifted the astonished but
obedient baby from his crib, and wait
ing no longer than to envelop him in a
thick blanket, crept noiselessly down
stairs and out again into the night mbt.
The small party in the room off Fleet
Street, having broken up, was donning
cape and muffler, when a feeble step
came climbing the flight towards their
AAM v 115- A.u.aui ..J T L
In a, -
Roni .ilimtJv Mtrf,. wlfk kU K.Htm
SsSirlf nS."5? tlT CK?,MS
VHV v..VHn, m-mwm'mW WWm M4 WHMUf
wx vmj www-ki, ktqo.
Tttr MT lamiaaata, Iha imiTaTtt
He was gone before they had recov
ered from their astonishment, when one
"Gadzooks, Harry, His something
Sir Henry strode hastily to the table
aad wiU a suspicion of the trath ua -
wound the blanket and disclosed the
soft form and woadaring fsaUres of
a living child.
A moments sikace, followed by a
hossterene roar of laaghfer. attended
this discovery, aad a torrent of sarcastic
nnmtrrmialrtmM atari Mwru (ua .
-, ww w.vv jiiiw no
posrea npon us nappy recintant of tne
Doctor's last stake. lathe midst of it
nil he tamed to them with something
like a tear glittering in the comer of his
Bold thy gahfcte," ha aaic ronrhlv:
The Doctor had more mason than
most of as in hkntey, after alL To be
svxe ha saved my life onee thoagk
'twas profiionalry-and his wish shall
Seeing him in geaniat eam
contenWd themsams wkh a few
iag ntSAwaaces, which ha Mid no
to, aad prepared to go. Sir Heary.
takiaethc ah&d gently to his arms, aad
stiinag Ks aervw
to the best
of his ahflity, was leavmc the
when a cry from oaa who 1
the hoa-e door arrested his ntleatien.
umnc-s vwi m a wjsea sBmS easVelW Wysv i
last had stnmhled over what ap-
d to be tha lisekes body of a man, '
aed vyon a ht bia pr:-r
Urf attcartml. JTc-sr M
fallen, in a confod hcaptrpr -.
Yf. hop tni kfTP, JUl1 r
eatrsc of r-o?iT, con.rl
more chjrt tn tho filmT ?-.
thy CArriM rr Uor, t
- .T? ?? " Pa "
. . k. .. . . . a.
wri 'u w uomOTOJ -rr zr. " l
v J" Urin ma
H th pv in tU
1 U" Geoffr-v w fr
in nnclhfr cfcamr iu:4 r.i
rr nouc so a r '
bttttfce Cre with whxh tK-
leaded abor the iff
doctor la an old ciwrT
weot to prove aaethcr u
014 Xsld aaf UM HarhM
maid are uf
tw, andtaioc't J
nafM rick tx-opk". n
- - - . ..- .
T- a po; erta kiw t
..' Ut woo,
Old rald are amtab.?
anv thlhar done that rr
and kinder of heart, a r
jmreto tx the one to d-n t!
Old barheltipi re i-l n
nub children, dcji twi j
youftjr mother, and arr
Wil employed in v '
people taVe Kid cam f ?..
Kara not a moment to v-r
Old naaidt arc nt' .
young for their rar " U v
generally have rrd n. rf : ;
their kaM, bald hul, z. 1 u
turn down at tho crncm
Old maids can maka a I e
UlUo room, and hh tic
for one over the $ja ci m t .
wardrobe. Old bachelor, r.! a
of tailor, waiter. nxk, Vr.
- ' TTlLu" "
."V. r r ." . "" 'i
kerchief, take honu-opaUi
of two bottle, aitrrnitc.r, a
1 , .... t
w ow uach.jor. are
: p to bed and .end f r f r
t of black bottle; All the am x
' ried men who belong to tb
up with them at n!j:m be !
nure; thny tIrgraph t thiur r
- 1 - , - .
- ! " K. . "" '
...I.t !.- 1.4-... .Li. .ltM. ... ,1 .
nun iw men ;fc m- .-- ,
When an old maid tnw' ' r
sandwich, a pieeo of pound .-
" "6 "
tie of lemonade in a uat. ' ' . -
in f ' '
When aa old biu'hoW trar
s dlnn r in course at the "
ravea bcaniw ho hai nt f. :
before the " fifteen mtautcs f 'ir
ments " are over
Old maids dilnk weak tra a . ! '
Old bachelor drink ,
whleh glvea tbcm h;adar tn
Old maids are rood- , f v
their youth U over and t
If, alter awhile, ;.r a
. r i. t.. :.-.... !.... .t..... i,
IIJVU IS LTlttll ICIUIU, fcM7 J
or mtnteio, an nop p $ o i.
lauirh nt them for " inarrv -:
Old bachelor believe tl-x a r
arn In love with them, t tha"
must carefully gtiani uirraw
; "P tt ' " invgl ih-rj
monT- , IhT "-o fond r U
Mief that should th-y ercr.'
f""1" married men, the w r !
' lbo,'n f" htbil great ta.t lu w
I ,r choice, and that ?h
lows " win laugh f ihfr r
f tender youth
1 w.he0 they nu
inarrv. inaot w u i
pit u of Jea!ouy. Ilurnt AVj
It Is vory muoh the cnun , r
days nmon; youn writers ar 1 - f"
kind of society jxraiple, to ir.Ur.r I '
conversation, their iMintnc, a i
oral talk, with a vanity f r "I
words and pnrasc. A ar.
pcrMin, knoJ Bolhln. l a,; ui ,
uaj;t; btatlhcy pick up M"f
, here and there, and sand wh v i
; an aIr M f --rcnrh W(?re w r m
tbem that ther could hardly at .d
,Jni, u wIlh lbo mothir torg-r
course they mm-Mms make Fn .
I t.k In MnM,r irr ..- x-
; M lbey aro nol otlca ;WWJ ti
j bluntkr,f M9 BOt , much : ,-.
Tho pojnt u, m tnsuin M lhl5 dshvc
- kj hff9cUaon 0f uch art.''.rrS. w,
sometimes mbrcprewnt w.m r
minds of good people, and a.arat
ate a prejudice with the clurjnl
Some of these affectation havo
fastened on aocletv eeneraIr Lr
ador ton nt thm rnrrrnt Ulikx r.i f
penes of society years sko, ad th
firult fJ t'vtllntr rid of tilctn fc3 Ml
establisbed. But although j is H
what difficult to lead a reform. thr .
no neotMaltv to add to the ev.lec-
wsakneas, persona! affectaija 3-J j
the French language Is a very dmp
thinz to a vouni? mzn or a vi-2
an, and not only add innn:i u t
comfort of going abrovl, bo o-
a wide field of pleajure and c '-t
f home. Bat tho who are thTiC'
with French have uo
Ki . ...1t.. r. .iAr' A i.t ft
' h, and know weU that either .a
WJVSOtJi anj -' r-
. .. fc.fj.-. -
t tAose who mar no, be a
' a. .m
aejtnA nen rir nt I
Social castoms may brbrrrl.
pecUHy in neighborhood whr' 'iff
ares provoke comment. Bat n -
honestv are alwats th besi. xza
.i.:nu i. ...J ... tnu. r-fr Knr.ci rv"!3l
I be diicoarared b? tkoe who cdrv.
; a-m JJtths abnses m grow iat j F
evils. DcmortC$ Monthly
; TlIt; QlC.x eTeaisg. at a ltt - 2
, partr is New York, oca of itr . r-'-
1 the yowiger brother of aa Kn- &
blemaa, expreesed with cotes-
a J Li. .:.t rt Amf i IC'i
lieeuufll (. wrutJi w . .
-1. t T An. trt !tTrl.;r 4.
mw3r mu tke TKW2 22f-i
"for one reswoa; because j-a bavr a
gentry!" asked another of the eosjpas;
a WeU, yon know," replied the --
p-etrv scttk. i, fc w" j"
amavB. "wau ua. Ktiaiii
j. ..V ,kauiire9
whose fathers before them sevef
. utko . kT tnir of cBtrl
t. xLtm ut w ilostt calthesl
geatry; we caH them tramp-
' ' in -
A Good Wnrrnwjuif.-Sbck a p
rt Ua i mltrMU of WSir IU Wt '
ponadof ike has heea boikd nnt-.it .
t w . , v Kirtsre covet
closely aatil the lime w sUcied- TUd
v-f aw " " . k
addapoaadof sak. Ueaithwwa
boUmg nctmont to asiag iu
f3tv-Vv- t -tf---
1 . Ti
rm... immiiiii 'i ii l -i .i.iii '"!.
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