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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
M. L. THOMAS, Publisher
Ttin ripening corn Itmllkcn plume? Is waring,
Tno partridge bcaU bit drum ntnonj ttio
There. verbenn lifts Its fnlr head, braving
8clcmbcr"B chilling broctc.
Tho clear, warm noon succeeds tbo frosty
Tbo summer's warmth returns to bless the
Dut In tbo night tbo north wind sounds a
Of autumn' ha rbcrsway.
From barren fields the groaning wagons
Their homeward way aro laden deep with
Tbo peach Its fair face to tho light is bend
Ing Its buc3 of sunshlno born.
I mind me of a distant, dim September.
When life was young and happiness was
When thcro was never sorrow to romombcr,
And pacing jrrlers were few.
I stood, as now I stand, wUbln tho meadow.
Andhciirdthe twittering of tbo wlilp-joor-will,
"When fnlnt suggestions of tbo evening's
Crept slowly o'er tho hill.
I stood, but not alono. .Iter fne uplifted,
Was close to mine: and, Kazinir In her ores
Deep, wondrous eyes my willing fancy
ncyond September skies.
I fbw tho fiituro llko a scroll before mo;
And I.ovo had set Its scat and signet there,
Anit sweet content and itcacc were brooding
And life was very fair.
To-nlcht I stand alone within the meadow,
lloside the brook in whleiithe ojen lare.
And lo! beyond the brook tho evening's
Is east upon a graro.
Tlicrc is a kind of physlogomy in the
names of men and women as well as in
their faces; our Christian names is our
eelf in our thoughts and in the thoughts
of those who know us, and nothing can
separate it from our existence. Un
questionably, also, there is a luck in
names, and a certain success in satisfy
ing tho public car. To select fortunate
names, tho bona nomina of Cicero, was
anciently a matter of such solicitude
that it becanio a popular axiom "a
good name is a good fortune" From a
good name arises a good anticipation,
a fact novelists and dramatists readily
recognize; indeed, Shakespeare makes
FnlstafT consider that "the purchase of a
commodity of good names" was all that
was necessary to propitiategoodfortune.
Tmacrinn two nnr.nns startinnr in life
as rivals in any profession, and without
doubt he who had tho more forcible
name would become the more familiar
with the public, and would, therefore,
in a business sense, bo likely to be tho
more successful. Wo all Know that
there are names that circulate among
us instantly, and make us friends with
their owners, though wc havo never
seen them. They aro lucky people
.whose sponsors thus cast their namc3
in pleasant and fortunate places.
It is a matter, then, of surprise that
among civilized nations the generality,
oven of educated people, aro so care
less on this subject. Now evil is as
often wrought for want of thought as
for want of knowledge, anil as a stimu
lant to thought in parents the following
suggestions aro offered.
It is not well to call tho eldest son
after the father and the oldest daughter
after the mother. The object of names
is to prevent confusion, and this is not
attained when the child's name is the
same as tho parent's. Nor does the ad
dition of junior or sonior rectify the
fault; besides, tho custom provokes tho
disrespectful addition of "old" to tho
father. There is another very subtle
danger in calling children after par
ents. Such children aro very apt to bo
regarded with an undue partiality. This
is a feeling never acknowledged, per
haps, but which nevertheless makes its
way into the hearts of tho best of men
and women. It is oasicr to keep out
evil than to put it out
If tho surname is common, tho Chris
tian name should be peculiar. Almost
nnv prefix is pardonablo to "Smith."
John Smith has no individuality loft,
but Godolphin Smith Tcally reads aris
tocratically. .Tames Brown is no one,
but Sequard Brown and Ignatius Brown
aro lifted out of the crowd. Some peo
ple get out of this difficulty by iterating
the name 30 as to compel respect.
Thus, Jones Jones, of Jones' Hall, has
a moral swagger about it that would bo
suro to carry it through.
It is often a great advantago to have
a very odd name, a little difficult to re
member at first, but which when onco
learned bites itself into tho memory. For
instance, thero was Jamsctjeo Jecjeo
bhoy; we havo to make a hurdle-race
over it, but once in the mind it is never
Remember in giving names that tho
children when grown up may bo in sit
uations where thoy wilt have frequently
to sign their initials, and do not givo
names that might in this situation pro
voke contemptuous remark. For in
stance, David Oliver Green, tho initials
make "dog;" Clara Ann Thompson,
the initials spell "cat." Neither should
a name be given whose initial taken in
conjunction with tho surname suggests
a foolish idea, as Mr. P. Cox, or Mrs.
If the child is a boy, it may bo equally
uncomfortable for htm to havo a long
string of names. Suppose that in adult
life he becomes a merchant or banker,
with plenty of business to do, then he
will not be well pleased to write
" George Henry Talbot Robinson" two
or three hundred times a day.
It is not a bad plan to givo girls only
one baptismal name, so that if they
marry they can retain their maiden
surname: as Elizabeth Barrett Brown
ing, Harriet Beechor Stowe. This is the
practice among tho Society of Friends,
and is worthy of more General adop
tion, for we should then know at once
on seeing tho name of a lady whether
she was married, and if so," what her
family name was. In Geneva and many
provinces of Franco tho maiden family
name of the wife is added to the sur
name of the husband; thus, if a Marie
Perrot married Adolphe Lauve, they
would after marriage write their names
respectively, Adolphe Perrot-Lauve
and Marie Perrot-Lauve. Tho custom
serves to distinguish the bachelor from
the married man, and is worthy of im
itation; for if vanity unites in the same
escutcheon the arms of a husband and
-wife, ought not affection to blend their
Generally the modern " ie," which
is appended to all names that will
admit 'of it, renders them senseless
and insipid. Where is the improve
ment in transforming the womanly
loveliness of Mary into Mollie. Imag
ine a Queen Mollie, or Mollie Queen of
Scots! There is something like. sac ri?
lege in such a transformation. Take
Margaret, and mutilate the pearl-like
name into Maggie, and its purity like
a halo vanishes, and we have a very
commonplace idea in its stead. If we
must have diminutives, commend us to
the old style. Polly, Kitty, Letty, Dol
ly, were names with some sense and
work in them, and which we pronounce
like articulate sounds.
There is no greater injustice than
the infliction of a whimsical or unworld
like name on helpless infancy; for, as it
is aptly said: "How many are there
who might have done exceedingly well
in the world had not their characters
and spiritsvbeen totally SicodemuscI
It is certainly a grave question if in
the matter of Christian names our re
gard for tho dead past should blind our
eyes to the future comfort and success
ef oar children. Why have we so many
George Washington? The. mane ii a
fYf tardea for any boy. fie will al
ways feel it Inferiority to Hfnme
sako is inevitable. Boldcs, tnis pro
raiscuous use of great names degrades
them; it is not a pleasant thing to sec a'
Gcorgo Washington or a Benjamin
Franklin in the police news for pettj
For the most part Old Testament
names are defective in cunhony and
very inharmonious with English family
names. Tho female names aro still
less musical. Nothing can reconcile
us to Naomi Brett, Hcpzibah Dicken
son or Dinah Winter. And to prove
that the unpleasant effect produced by
such combinations docs not remit from
the surnames selected, let us substitute
appellations unexceptionable and the
result will bo even worse Naomi Pel
ham, Hcpzibah Howard, Dinah Neville!
A Hebrew Christian name requires, in
most cases, a Hebrew surname-
Some parents very wisely refuse for
their children all names susceptible of
the nicking process, thinking with Dr.
Dove that "it is nbt a good thing to be
Tom'd or Bob'd, Jack'd or Jini'd.
Sam'd or Ben'd, Will'd or Bill'd, .loc'd
or Jcrry'd, as you go through the
world."" Sobriquets aro to be equally
deprecated. o know a beautiful
woman who when a girl was remark
able for a wealth of rippling curling
hair. Somo one gave her the name of
" Friz." and it still fcticks to the digni
fied matron. Wit, or would-be wit, de
lights to exercise itself after this fash
ion, but a child's name is too precious
a thing to be ridiculed.
Fanciful names are neither always
pretty nor prudent. Parents had need
of the gift of prophecy who call their
children Grace, Faitii. Hope, Fortune,
Love, etc. It is possible that their after-life
may turn such names into bitter
For the sake of conciliating a rich
friend never give a jhild a disagreeable
or barbaric name. It will be a thorn in
his side as lonifas ho lives, andaftcrall
he may miss the legacy.
A child, too, may have such an as
sembly of unrhythmical names that ho
and his friends "have to go jolting over
them all their lives. Suppose a boy is
called Richard Edward Robert. The
ear in a moment detects a jumble of
sounds of which it can make nothing.
If many Christian names are decided
upon, string them together on somo
harmonious principle; names that are
mouthfuls of consonants can not be
borne without bad consequences to the
Tho euphony of our nomenclature
would bo greatly improved by a judi
cious adaptation of the Christian namo
to the surname. When the surname is
a monosyllabic ttic onnstian namo
should be long. Nothing cau reconcile
the car to such curt names as Mark
Fox, Luke Hartc, Ann Scott; but Gil
bert Fox. Alexander Hartc, and Cecilia
Scott aro far from despicable.
A variety of excellent Christian
names, it is astonishing that so few
should bo in ordinary use. Tho dic
tionaries contain lists of about two hun
dred and fifty male and one hundred
and fifty female names, but out of these
not more than twenty or thirty for each
sex can bo called at all common.
Yet our language has many beautiful
names both male and female worthy of
a popularity they have not yet attained.
Among tho male, for instanco Alban,
Ambrose, Bernard, Clement. Christo
pher, Gilbert, Godfrey, Harold, Michael,
Marniadukc, Oliver, Paul, Ralph, Ru
pert, Roger, Reginald, Roland, Sil
vester. Theobald, Urban, Valentine,
Vincent, Gabriol, Tristram, Norman,
Pcrcival, Nigel, Lionel, Nicholas,
Eustace, Colin. Sebastian. Basil, Mar
tin, Antonj', Claude, Justus, Cyril, etc.
all of which havo tho attributes of
euphony, good etymology, and interest
And among female names why havo
wo not more girls called by tho noble
or graceful appellations of Agatha,
Alcthia, Arabella, Beatrice, Bertha.
Cecilia, Evelyn, Ethel, Gertrude. Isa
bel, Leonora, Florence, Mildred, Milli
ccnt, Philippa, Pauline, Hilda, Clarice,
Amabel, Irene, Zoo, Muriel, Estelle,
Eugenia, Euphcmia, Christabcl, The
resa. Marcia, Antonia, Claudia, Sibylla,
Rosabel, Rosamond, etc?
There aro somo curious superstitious
regarding tho naming of children,
which, as a matter of gossip, are worth
a passing notice. The peasantry of
Sussex believe that if a child receive
the namo of a dead brother or sister, it
it also will die at an early age. In somo
parts of Ireland it is thought that giving
the child the name of one of its parents
abridges the life of that parent. It is
generally thought lucky to havo the
initials of Christian name and surname
the same, and also to have the initials
spell some word. In the northwestern
parts of Scotland a newly-named infant
is vibrated gently two or threo times
over a flame, with the words: "Let the
flames consume thee now or never";
and this lustration by tire is common
to-day in tho Hebrides and Western
Isles. Thero is a wide-spread supersti
tion that a child who dons not cry at its
baptism will not live: also one which
considers it specially unlucky if any
thing interferes to prevent the baptism
at the exact time lirst appointed. In
many parts of Scotland, if children of
different sexes are at the font, tho min
ister who attempted to baptize the girl
before tho boy would be interrupted.
It is said to be peculiarly unfortunate
to the child if a priest that is left-handed
christens it. In Cumberland and
Westmoreland a child going to be chris
tened carries with it a lice of bread
and cheese, and this is given to tho lirst
person met. In return the recipient
must give tho babo threo different
things, and wish it health and fortune.
Wo have witnessed the last-mentioned
custom very frequently, and once in a
farm-house at the foot of Saddleback
Mountain we saw a very singular meth
od of deciding what the name of the
child should be. Six candles of equal
length were named, and all lit at the
same moment. Tho babe was called
after the candle which burned the long
est Wo have mentioned these supersti
tions as curious proofs that our ignorant
ancestors considered the naming of chil
dren an important event; and we would
feel sorry if they tended to weaken in
any measure previous thoughts. For,
careless as we niay be of the fact, it
still remains a fact beyond doubt, that
tho name of a person is the sound that
suggests the idea of him or her it is
their portrait painted in letters. There
fore we cannot be too careful not to
five one that will be a shame or an em
arrassment, or which will even con
demn the bearer to the commonplace.
Singular assaults with robbery have
been committed in Naples for several
years past A thief would carry off
some article, and when the person
robbed attempted to follow and seize
him an unknown man wotdd present a
pistol and prevent pursuit. A large
association of these miscreants has just
been discovered. Courageous men, ex
perienced in tho use of hro-arms, were
needed, and thus was formed an asso
ciation known as that of the " Spara
tori" (shooters). Each one of these
men is bound to assist a thief in the
completion of his theft, and so far from
being isolated, they form a part of a
very large association who prey on the
property of others. The President and
six of the members have just been ar
rested and through them, perhaps,
other discoveries may be made--
Prof. Davis, of. .the United States
Geodetic Survey, has taken up a posi
tion on Jeff Davis' Peak, Nevada, where
he will remain until December. He
will occupy the peak under difficulties,
as it is inaccessible to anything that
walks on four legs, and the nearest
water is a mile and a half below the
The Eaglaeer's Sterj efthe President'
KIde te Ubjt llrsneh.
As the President's train swept past
the station at Elbcron, Engineer Will
lam H. Pago, of Jersey City stood with
hi- hand on the throttles, his slender
figure erect aud almost motionless,
while his Ion? beard fluttered in the
wind. He looked like a sturdy pilot at
' the helm, bringing his good hip into
port Engineer Pago looks like a man
worthy to be intrusted with such a
cargo. Begrimed with dust and cin
ders this morning, he seemed almost a
part of the losoniottvc. which instantly
; obeved the pressure of his hand.
A few moments later the train had
1 stormed, and No. C'ti went steaming
along toward Long Branch, while Pony
j Just as No G58 started for long Branch
a Hun reporter boardel her. As she
went dashing down the track. Page
' drew a long breath of relief.
j " Did she behave well to-day on the
i journey ?" ho was asked.
1 " Behave well! I should say so. She
' seemed to feci what was required of
1 her. This morning she glided away as
1 gently as a lady's carriage horse, and
even when I put her to her pace, and
I i-he went along at the rate of a mile in
rf. -1 IinCK(!II LIHJ L313 II l "'- 0"-
fifty-three seconds, she seemed to hold
As Engineer Pago said this ho leaned
out of the cab, and looked at his engine
as kindly as a rider would look at his
"Then 3-011 didn't limit the speed to
forty-five miles an hour, as was origin
ally intended?" he was asked.
" Oh, no: that, you see, would have
been only three-quarters of a mile to a
minute. But a good deal of the way
we made more than a mile a minute. '
" Did the doctors and the President
know you were going at that rate?"
"Thev didn't the first time I let her
-o. Bui I'll tell you how I came to do
ft. We la't Washington at G-'M this
morning. Wc ran down to Patapsico.
thirty-seven miles out, at the limited
rate. There wc stopped three minutes.
This stop, like all tho other stops on
the way, was made to change crews, to
water, and to allow tho physicians to
attend on tho President. I saw one of
the attendants -I guess it was Colonel
Rockwell coming down the platform,
and I called out to him, Colonel, how
is tho President?' You sec, though I
wasn't sure who he was I felt kind of
safe in calling him Colonel."
" 'He's doing finely. Page,' came
back the answer.
" 'Does ho feel the motion?' I asked.
" Not at all,' he answered. Why.
you're going as smooth as a carriage
over an asphalt pavement' "
"Was it then you began to think of
running a little faster?"
"Well, yes. But Bay View, our
next stopping place, was only eight
miles further, so 1 dln't try it until we
started from Bay View for Pcrryville,
seventy-eight miles out from Washing
ton. There they sent me word that the
President had been doing better aud
better, so I thought I'd watch tho en
gine and if she went smootldy try one
mile a littlo faster. Lamoken, where
wo were to have the next halt, was
forty-six miles further on. The engine
behaved beautifully; so, half-way be
tween Bay View and Lamoken, I threw
open the throttle and let her go one
milo in fifty-three seconds. I did not
feel a jolt or a jar as she went tearing
down tho track, and I knew then that
if tho President had a mind ho might
get the sea breeze sooner. We stopped
seven minutes at Lamoken. I called
out to one of the attendants: Did you
notice any extra motion when wc were
going so fast?'
" 'Why, no,' was the reply. 'Were
we traveling faster thau forty-five miles
" ' Yes, sir,' says I, ' we went one
riile in fifty-three seconds.'
" Well,' said he, "J didn't notico it,
and I'm suro the Prcsideut didn't I'll
go and ask.'
"Pretty soon I saw him coming down
tho platform. ' Whip her up, Page,
whip her tip,' he called out. 'The
President didti't feel any extra motion.
They were all delighted to hear that
we could get along faster, and the
President said: ' Tell him to go ahead.
I want. to get there.' A short time ago,
he said: I feel as though I were on the
road to recovery.'
"After that," the engineer contin
ued, "I went pretty much at tho speed
1 thought best, according to my knowl
edge of the road."
1 suppose, after this," said the re
porter, "your engine will be tho most
famous one on the road?"
" Yes, sir; and sho ought to be. I
guess she earned a National reputation
"Did you havo many crowds waiting
for you along the road?"
"Yes. Peoplo wore massed in
crowds at every station, and in tho
fanning districts bosses and hands lined
" Were there any demonstrations?"
"No: every one along the road seem
ed to feel that ours was a solemn jour
ney. Thoy didn't even wave their
hands or handkerchiefs. There were
men, women and children among them,
and many women gave way to their
feelings and cried not aloud, but
quietly. At one station a woman hold
ing a baby was in the front rank. The
baby began to crv, and the mother at
once went away.'
Engineer Page has been for twenty
five years in the employment of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He
is fort'-two years old, weighs 160
pounds, has light bluo eyes, and sandy
whiskers. He began as a" lireman for
his father, Ralph Page, who was also
lor many years
the road." and
nlmrnri of tlin
a trusted engineer on
was selected to take
train that brought the
body of President Lincoln to New York
on "the way to its final resting place.
After firing for his father several years,
ho was promoted for faithful services
and has for several .years had charge of
the limited Washington express train.
X. Y. Sun.
A Hurricane on Tjb?e Island.
The following extracts, in the
Charleston (S. C.) Kews are taken from
tho lettors of a Charleston lady who
was on Tybeo Island during the recent
"It stormed all Friday night and
all day Saturday, and I hoped it would
cease by night." Each hour I thought
must be the height of the storm. So I
packed up everything to be ready to
move at a moment's notice, when,
alas! I heard the steamer had ap
proached Tybee and been beaten by
the f urv of the waves, the wharf swept
off, and thus we -were cut off from all
human aid. About seven o'clock p.
m. the cyclone reached us. Isawhuge
live oaks and palmetto trees which had
stood thetest of centuries torn up by
the roots and whirled about like straws.
Our house rocked and creaked like a
boat at sea. I took Frank in my arms,
Nina on one side and Maud on the
other and went into a corner, the most
remote from the direction of the wind.
3io words can describe my terror. The
wind did not whistle or shriek as I have
heard it, but it was a cannonading. I
do not exaggerate when I say so. I
looked ont on the roaring waters rising
fast upon us, and into the life-seeking
tempest, and wondered which-death
would be the easiest for my children:
to be crushed by the falling housed
drowned by the sea or beaten down by
the wind and flying trees and houses.
We fell upon our knees, and begged
God -to receive us all together. 1
wrapped up my babies, the two servant
girls piefced up Nina and Frank, while 1
followed with Maud. We ran out into
the kitchen, which., being low, I
aw. v X.. ... .....u .... u.w.-j
thought might escape. We reached
ifcttiung I hardly expected, racked
in. slammed the door. when, ray God!
what a crash. The house was blown
down, no two Loarda stick.ng together.
A few moments of brcalhlc terror,
the kitchen rocking in the name ad
monishing manner, the window burst
open, and the shriek from one of the
servants: 'The Island is on tire" and
the fearful, lurid gleam showed rnc too
plainly that another clement was upon
us. Just then a voice outside, 'Mrs.
II , for God's sake, arc any of you
alive?' gave me a raj' of hope. Come
to the window.' I screamed, 'and take
ray children,' and I paMd them out
into strong arm. How am I ever to
thank that man. Homaa. the htol
keepcr. saw from his window my cot
tage rock, and he and his two clerks
ran to our rescue, but it was down be
fore they reached it They called, and,
upon receiving no answer, ho went fn
to the tottering ruins at great risk to
his life to took for our remains, felt in
the bed, and then shouted, when wc
heard and answered. He wanted us to
go to his house, but the same directing
Spirit which was saving us through
these dangers made mo firmly refuse
and insist uKn going to Bluus', a house
I often remarked for its brick founda
tion and chimneys, two strong point
which no other "houo on the island
possessed. So there wo started. The
kitchen was blown over as ?oon as we
left it ami wo were blown along amid
burning spark, rain ami sand, which
blinded us aud pricked like needles.
The young man who had Maud mis
took the way and ran into tho cot
tage next to Mr. Bluns'. Finding their
mistake they ran out, when that
cottage was blown to the ground im
mediately. We reached our destination,
and found there was one room in their
largo house not llooded. and thcro we
joined the family and sat in mute
terror. Oh, tho roaring and the rush
ing and the crashing! The house .tot
tered and threatened. About eleven
o'clock a soun I reached my ear which
my prophetic soul interpreted instantly
a dull, steady roar under the house
the land swell. The oceau had
swept away tho sand-hills and was
Honing under the house; tho foundation
would be undermined aud the house bo
swept away. I took my babes again
and put wrappings on them, aud wo
stood in instant readiness to- fly into
the woods, where I knew of a small
hill protected by huo live oaks. God
spared us this ordea1,. for the tide,
turned, the win I shifted and tho water
receded. When tho lurious war sub
sided every half hour or so some
anxious man's face would be thrust in
tho room, 'Are all saved here?' 'Have
any been "lost?' etc. Aud how my
heart nearly burst with gratitude when
I took mv darlings in my arms and felt
we woro all saved ! Of course
the calm came after tho torm. "
About twelve o'clock tho only sound
boat left in the harbor of Savannah, a
tug, succeeded in reaching Tybee. We
got on the tug and reached Savannah,
where I found the storm had raged
also. Our house has the roof off, and
everything llooded. It may be weeks
ere we get it habitable. Thank God
again, all is well with us."
Jimnij's Prompt Obedience.
I haven't been able towrito anything
for some time. I don't mean that there
has been anything tho matter with my
fingers so that 1 couldn't hold a pen,
but I haven't had the heart to write of
my troubles. Besides, I havo been
locked up fora whole week in the spare
bedroom on bread and water, and just
a little hash or something like that, ex
cept when Sue used to smuggle in cake
and piu and such things, and I haven't
had any penanink. F was going to
write a novel while I was locked up by
pricking my linger and writing blood
with a pin on my shirt; but you can't
write hardly am thing that way, and I
don't believe all those stories of con
spirators who wrote dreadful promises
to do all sorts of things in their blood.
Beforo I could write two littlo words
my finger stopped bleeding, and 1
wasn't going to keep on pricking m
sclf every few minutc3; besides, it
won't do to use all your blood up that
way. There was onco a boy who cut
himself awful in tho leg with a knife,
and he bled to death for live or six
hours, and when he got through ho
wasn't any thicker than a newspaper,
ami rattled when his friends picked
him up just like the morning paper
does when father turns it inside out
Mr. Travcrs told mo about him, aud
said this was a
iug to death.
warning against blced-
Of course you'll say I must have been
doing something dreadfully wrong, but
1 don't think 1 have; and even if I had,
I'll leave it to anybody if Aunt Eliza
isn't enough to provoko a whole com
pany of saints. Xho truth is, I got into
trouble this time just through obeying
promptly as soon as I was spoken to.
I'd like to know if that was anything
wrong. Oh, I'm not a bit sulky," and 1
am alwavs read to admit I've done
wrong when I really have; but this time
I tried to do my very best and obey my
dear mother promptly, and the conse
quence was that 1 was shut up for a
week, besides other things too painful
to mention. This world is a fleeting
snow, as our minister saj's, and I some
times feel that it isn't worth tho price
Aunt Eliza is one of those women
that always know everything, and
know that "nobody else knows anything,
particularly ns men. She was vis"ting
us, and finding fault with everybody,
and constantly saying that men were a
nuisance in a house and why didn't
mother make father mend chairs and
whitewash the ceiling and what do you
let that great lazy boy waste all his
time for? There was a little spot in the
roof where it leaked when it rained,
and Aunt Eliza said to father: Why
don't you have energy enough to get
up on the roof and see where that leak
is" I would if I was a man thank good
ness I ain't" So father said: "You'd
better do it yourself, Eliza." And she
said: "I will this very day."
So after breakfast Aunt Eliza asked
me to show her. where the scuttle was.
We always kept it open for fresh air.
except when it rained, and she crawled
up through it and got on the roof. Just
then mother called me, and said it was
going to rain, and I must close the scut
tle. I began to tell herthat Aunt Eliza
was on the roof, but she wouldn't
listen, and said: "Do as I tell you this
instant without an? words why can't
you obey promptly?" So I obeyed as
prompt as I could, and shut the scuttle
and fastened it, and then went down
stairs, and looked out to see the show
er come up.
It was a tremendous shower, and it
struck us in about ten minutes; and
didn't it pour! The wind blew, and it
lightened and thundered every minute,
and the street looked just like a river.
I got tired of looking at it after a while,
and sat down to read, and in about an
hour, when it was beginning to rain a
little easier, mother came where I was.
and said: " I wonder where sister Eliza
is do you know, Jimmy?" And I said
I supposed she was on the roof, for I
left her there when I fastened the scut
tle just before it began to rain.
Nothing was done to me until" after
they had got two men to bring Aunt
Eliza down and wring the water out of
her, and the doctor had come, and she
had been put to bed, and the house was
quiet again. TJy that time father had
come home, and when he heard what
had happened But, there! it is over
now, and let us say no more about it
Aunt Eliza is as well, as ever, but no
body has said a word to' me about
prompt obedience since the thunder
shower. "Jimmy Brotcn," in Harper's
Robert Bonner pays his horse doc
tor a salary more than double that paid
any college professor.
TriTrlljr Brie a4 Gru.
"To watch the newly-married coaplc
who travel U oac of the cvaaprna:ion
of our arduou life." said aa old hotel
-Icrk the other day.
iTuf ixin mti trll whether thcr are
newly roamed or not?" inquWi tho
. reporter to whom this rcaiark wai
- "Tell them?" ejaculated the clerk:
"lean pick them out as easily a if
thev carried sign. Wo are just mar
Yes; but how?'
"Welt, in the first place, thev are al
ways moit abundant in tho fall and j
winter. I don't know why H L. but j
... 1 ,-f .1 .aw.. .. :
ucu u me :acu vnc o me -
ncwly-marr.cd couple is their epU'k and
span new clothe.. Somehow, when
people get married they genrrallygct
as many new clothes as vjble. The
bride and groom have new hat and
again, thoy spend money more freely.
When a man is in lus honeymoon ho
eenerai'v feels as if he ouirht to bo getr
erou. lie has a grateful sort of spirit,
and thro . his money aroun-l a if ho
wanted 1 1 s'iow that the world has
used h'.m well. Ho has put by his
moti'jy for the occasion, and is not
afraid to spend it Ho is specially
anxious that the bride shall eat and
drink of the best He must have a room
with a private parlor, aud not up stnirs
very far. and with a good view. Some
times he is a little chary of asking for
thee things, but when we suggest them
lie always s.vy.s Yes.' Of euure it is
part of our business to aiige.-i them.
Wo consider thai we have the camo
right to pluck a newly-married eouplo
as au uuuertaker has to pluck bereaved
"Do they behave differently from
"1 should -well, yes. The husband
does not run oil' to tho bar-room or tho
billiard-room, as tho old married men
do. When the old married couple ar
rive, you may be certain that tho l. rat
thing the husband docs is to taku a
drink or lounge about the bill. aid ta
bles, telling his wife that ho has somo
business to attend to."
"Are newly-married people bash
ful?" "That depends. The widowers and
widows don't mind it, but the young
people aro a little coy. At Niagara
Kails we had most of the new couples
late in the season, when the regular
boarders hail loft. 1 have seen as many
ns a du.en at a timu file into the dining
room, trying to look as if they had not
been married yesterday, bit casting
furtive glances about to'sce if thoy were
.suspected. The men were specially
watchful lest somebody should bo
ogling the brides. One day 1 thought
wo should have a tight in the dining
room. A strapping big fo'low from the
West in a new suit of store clothes sat
down to tho table with his bride, a bux
um brown-eyed beauty. She looked so
fresh and rosy that sho could not but
attract attention, and sho got it. Every
gentleman in tho room took more than
buo look at her, and sho knew it Of
course she did not object l!ut the man
began to get angry. He did not like to
speak to the bride about it, because she
was evident'' not displeased. Finally
he got up anil walked to the nearest
gentleman whom he had observed ami
"Look here, stranger, I'd like to
know what you are staring at my wifo
Your wifo! Allow me to congrat
ulate you, my dear fellow. You have
got the finest wife in the city,' said tho
gentleman addressed. Tho fact is. I
thought she was your sister. Excuse
me if I was rude; "but if you don't want
peoplo to look at your wife, you really
must never take her out in public So
ollcuse meant, sir.'
"The bridegroom went back to his
place, but he took good care at the next
ineal to put his wife with her face to
Which doj-ou think tako to the new
conditions most gracefully ?"
"Women by all odds. The men aro
always betraying themselves. Thoy
want to talk about it; they are full o"f
tho subject Women are more artfuL
and have more adaptability to new cir
cumstances. But with all their arts,
they can't deceive tho old hotel clerk,
and it is very seldom that we don't turn
in a few dollars extra to the house on
account of our knowledge."
"Another peculiarity of the newly
married couples who go to hotel," con
tinued the clerk, " is that many of them
live in the city. They always como
equipped for a long j'ourney" They
have left tho wedding guests with tho
announced intention of taking a long
journey, conspicuously displa3ing, per
haps, their railroad tickets, and have
been driven by way of the depot to a
first-class hotel previously selected. I
knew of one case where a bridal couple,
to avoid detection, actually boarded a
train and started apparently on a jour
ney, but took at the next station a train
back to the city, and stopped at a hotel
a few blocks from home. Then the
wedding guests were permitted 10 stay
at the feast as long as they pleased,
without disturbing anybody." If. 1'.
Doctors and Patients.
Speculative knowledge is, of course,
good it: itself, but the lino between
speculation and practice cannot be
drawn absolutely. A Pasha who had
lost an eye ordered a glass one, and had
it littcd in, showing transports of joy;
but when after a month's trial he found
he could not see with it, he had tho
"chyrurgeon" bastinadoed and ban
ished. Here there was a lack of "spec
ulation" on the part of the Pa-ha. But
the too well-known case of the In
dian Prince and the seidlit. powders
is doubtful. He first took the whole of
the twelve blue powders dissolved in a
punch bowl, and then not feeling much
refreshed, took the twelve white ones
also at one draught It is a nice ques
tion whether speculation or practice
was most wanted here, but it is certain
that a portion of both is a good thing.
It is notorious that the man who gives
himself lo the study of pathological
books is apt to fancy that he has alldis
eases ac once or by turns, so much do
"symptoms" resemble each other, or.
in other words, so much is practico
needed. The most experien-cd phjsi
c an, when ill. goes to another physi
cianthat is trite and the two experts
may reasonably "argue" with each
other. But the best thing the uniniti
ated patient can do is to get a good doc
tor, and then m nd him. There are
illustrious examples in favor of thi3
principle. Mr. Gladstone, whose health
and prospects of a vigorous old age
were, in the spring of 1S74. mado the
subject of a cheerful article in the ni
ce, which gently rebuked him for talk
ing of "my age." has more than justi
fied the rebuke of his medical critic.
He has shown not only staying power,
but buoyancy. He has been betting ten
to one, and praising the Burton ales as
nectareous, if not nectar. He has been
twice very seriously and once at least
les3 seriously laid by. and has more
than pulled through And we have all
heard some of us with surprise, sensi
ble people without any that he minds
what the doctor siys, is a strictly obe
dient patient. But there is obedience
and obedience. Dickens treated un
guaranteed prescriptions (of which he
used to receive many hundreds) ranch
as Lord Granville does, and he also
minded his doctor. But there can 'be
no doubt that he was a fractious pa
tient, whose obedience was often but
formal. London Spectator.
An electric battery concealed in a
statue of Justice is a new German in
vention for the execution of criminal.
The criminal is seated in an arm-chair
when the stroke comes.
rUKSOSJLL A.D LITERiKT.
TennTcm hxt ml pa.t4 hi 7M
Ixjafcllow ha In hi tisac djUae-.l
Tho portrait of cx-Goreraor Llnd
iun!orU. oi tjautoraiA. waicn n
! ccotly paintl by Mcuvawr, ctm! 40,
I 000 ifaac. and meauroi &bsat to by
! thirteen intbe.
OtiCTCMnun Robert ance, of
North Carolm. h a tw.utJfnl bomn
oa the r rcuch Hrud Rtrcr. near Abbe
ville. Here Sir. Vojhw ercrv txhl
holds patnarehal ernee. rftng the
Bible and leading in fasiUr prayer.
-Mm. Hatha war. of Wicuo4a. who
i read a tine paper on Sohopenhaucr at
1 th Concord viuk1, U a voua rmn
' wHu,in. uboo hubamt U a. prairie
' fanner and poet aad ha jut pubtUbed
a voluniouf rore coti'wed The League
yol the iroquou."'
--There was a concert at Bcnreo.
orwav. latclr In atf of the (He Bull
memorial. A full hoae. great rnUtU'l-
aim and Mr. Ol Bull and family
present XI Us Emma Thursby. thetr
of the occvuun. Ten thousand dollar
woro put In the fund.
Annie l.oulv? Cary ceuit to have
really left tho Htage with the Intention
of never returning to tt When hc
tirst said s. it wx thought that an in
crease of pay would chai.gu her mmJ.
or that shu aiturd at some inc dirolal
advertising, but he tadlaUy rero
to make an eusageuteat for next caoa
on any term.
One more story about Dean Stan
ley. '-.No one foU up lo ha work." ho
said one day. "f have nha)- thought
that a dean .hotild have three uuaitli-
I cations, uouo of whudi I poo. Ftnt
I th.uk a dean should know fromelhing
about imi-MC, I am absolutely ignorant
of the subject. Secondly. 1 think a
dean should know something alxnit
architecture; 1 know nothing about it
Thirdlr. I think a dean should know
Mimotli ng about tho management of
btmnos; 1 am always thanlul when
our audit is over an 1 wo have not come
to some grievous mihap."
" What wo want now i.s water."
exclaims a Ctueinnati editor, thus giv
ing to the world for the nr.t time the
uewi that C!K-innati people sometimes
mix their drinks. li jo TnLunt.
When Methuclnh was only .'W
years old his father told htm that If ho
didn't stop smoking vile oigarotte ho
would die in early manhood. Hudidu t
stop, ami he only lived a few hundred
years after that But boys will be boys.
Cirpenters' mottoes: 1. When you
grab a saw, let her rip. if: Square de il
mg ade to a man's reputation. :t. You
can brace up a bit, without drinking
whisky I. Nail your loose change for
a rainy day. . Uive your scrutiny to
the small gimlet hole. . Ho plane
spoke.i, and chiicl no man. .V. 1 .s'cwm.
I liili'l, I'm freo to ooiifM. on tier hilr.
It w.i urnwlniiialy Un mvt ctmrinliifly
And m vtlu'ii ouiM'wntii? wc Htilkcti on tho
I wlilurtil the tcn'toreit woid inbert'Nr.
Thfti a triisr wind uprose, mul he Ululml
ny rI -A
tt H.m-nil that iMMUtlf ill tin'roST biThi-.nl.
hne wiix I1.1I1I in 1111 vuk. inn I I tiloil lti.it hnnl
1'or il.-n-lotlu the fact ty the hlintiicrln
A native of Flint Uivcr Town-drip
went limiting and groaning to theollicu
ot the new doctor with the blue and
gold sign and the Latin diploma and
the new buggy and the chestnut horse
with a blaze face. "It s tho rheumatic,
doc," groaned tho patient. my whole
back is jest gone with it; I'm one broad
ache from tho back of my neck clean
down to thu hips. I'm a MtU'enn' tor
ments unspeakable." "Let me .cg
your tongue." said tho new doctor.
"Ah, yes, I .see, I see. that will do;
take this prescription, get it tilled and
use as directed. Four dollars." " By
hokey," said the ntllicteri one. as he
hobbled away, Ef I aint the luckiest
man in Flint Kiver. Four dollars for
lookin' at my tongue! An' I was jest
on the bare point of ask in' him to look
at my whole back." And he breathed
hard as ho thought by what a narrow
escape ho had saved his farm. Hur
ling ton Hawkey e.
Tho Hojal Egjptlan Mummies.
The finding at Thebes of thirty-nim.
mummies of Egyptian royal and priest
ly personages, which has been hailed in
Europe as the greatest arch eo'ogical
discover' since Sir Henry Laiarri s re
searches at Nineveh, grows in impor
tance. Two-thirds of the mummies arc
now identified by means of the iiif-cnp-tions
upon their ca;cs and the tnanu
cripts found. They are. for the most
part Kings and Queens, with then
children, ranging through four riyna.
ties, beginn ng with the seventeenth
and ending with the t went -first, or,
stating it roughly, from 2.000 to 1.70)
U. C The mummy of the Pharaoh of
Israel is among these, in a perfect stite
of preservation, and the mtun ny of
Thotmes III., in whoso rcgn the obe
lisk that stands in Central Park was
first erected. The imagination fainy
falters in the attempt to rcahro that
these figures have been brought back
from the vast and shoreless ca of
Eg) ptian antiquity to our own day, and
our very doors." Lotus (lowers that
look as if they "had been plucked a
few months ago." arc found lying in
the wrappings of "ngs who were ilcari
centuries before the Pharaoh of Israel
was born, and the passage of nearly
1.000 years has not dimmed tho beauty
of the colors of the inscriptions and
pcncilings, "which are as bright and
fresh as if the artist had touched them
but. yesterday." This is a wonderful
prize for arch eological science, the full
meaning of which s.-holars probably are
just beginning to appreciate. .V. J
Golden Sea Sand.
On the sea-coast round Cape Com
merell. British Columbia, exist depos
its of sand which, black in appearance
on the surface, are found on examina
tion after digging a few inches to be
full of specks' of gold. A handful of
the sand washed in a saucer disnlavs
numerous sparkling grains, which are I
pure gold, so fine in t'ny scales that
they are popularly called " Coat gold."
The existence of the gold has 1 ngbeen
known, but the diulcalty has been to
find a mans of sneces dully and eco
nomically extracting it Several ma
chines have been tried, but without
success; and after several failures the
experiments were abandoned and noth
ing has been done for some years. A
new venture is. however, about to be
made with a machine invested bra ban
Francisco company, which promises to
be succcssfuL Tb'e machine consists
of six drawers or layers of plates, cov
ered with amalgam. Each plate has
holes punched through it about a quar
ter of an inch in diameter. The gold
bearing sand is "damped in" on the
top plate, the water being tnrsea on.
The action on the water sets the sand
in motion, and with the gold it passes
through the holes. The sand falls from
ilate to plate, leaving behind it the
oose. free gold, which attaches itself
to the amalgam; and by the time the
sand has reached the sixth plate it is
accompanied by very few grains of
gold that have successively escaped at
tachments to the amalgam on the pre
vious five plates. The process is simple,
but it is reported to be successful and
to more than pay expenses.
The song writers' peinfal working
of the mother these wonld seem te
have calminated in the latest prodac
tiea, judging by the title. "Aa. Oid
Fafkioaef fotogrk ot Xotber."
Our Youn? Folks.
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l.iVrt ti- I v
now tuutiv i.i:rr bosk.
"TrottT" called ntuum from Uir !
Trvttr. wh In the b yard ,
ida in RttMawa rru with J iVt- :
tor. Mfeldcmtr diviMMmr! tmiwl Wi
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the lilu- W!u
Trut-tj r ualfcd mmma air--And
f ruliy. erlitn tnm a c
tain d-eld aWul kr m Ul It
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! would be Ut fM- h-m U pl la W ap-
jearauee, emarjjed Irom k tuning
"lfcl j oil call iu? he ver ltm
I want vmi lo go down U the tec
and gel a poul of lk 1 r m." nptUd
Trvtt' faeo foil; It KMiaHy did. I am
rr" U mv
when h wtv niMtod to
t - --,- -j -
do am thing
l'v o gut company." he al, a rtjjt
smile of leliot Unhung up kk hm
nance, "and it wouMm t le porlM v !
know, for mo to gu ara.M
"A vou hare Wen (daring wUh J
all daylong I tlunk he wdl oeo Vihi
fora few minute,' Kant mamma. o
come ar.d wah vour faee and hand, fwr
I'm in a hurrr '
" I think itN awfut mean 1 hare to do
io tinny errands" grumbled Trot. a
he reluctantly woiidrd hi way lt tho
home. "1 don't b'leereotiiornnllor
make their little do i many '
"Trotlv." aid hU mother, gravely
and tenderly, "mammam working very
hard to Iitn.'h your new milt for the pie
inc. aud he wants thii jol of rik
Arootinul willing to do as much a
that for me"
grow red in the face,
his copper tx.
tint M-uhiul inntii.
ask Mioh uncomtorlubitt
"Aren't you willing.
It's -dreilul hot ami
know for mire Jim? mother
Now Trotty was Just the wectol
and most lovable little boy in alt the
world when over thing wont to pleae
him but he wa getting t be very
pettish; he wa never willing to do
anything for nnyboly And mamma
wanted to break him of thU sail habit
..'.. .....!! 1' ..I... .!.! ....1,1..,. .... nil
l!l 11 I'll, MMT 4,.t, jVfcllll Mt i I
vou know of any pla o where yon can 1
be better treated than ou are hen. I
think you had bettor go thero aud
Trotty blue eyes opened to their
" I mean nut what I pay." repeato I
mamma Vou aro always toll ng aIkmi'.
pome one who would treat 011 more
kintllv than we do. mi I limit ou had
Duller leave in, ami go ami live wim
them. Vmi can tike any of your things
vou want, ami wu will nctul the ret to
Trottv wont up stair to tils room in
n vcrv daed frame of mind. Could it
bo tint mamma wa-s ponding him
He choked bark a sob, and brushed
away a tear or two that would eouiii in
ppite of him. But hu would nt crv.
(h. no.' mamma had nut, neither would
What phould he tako with him? His
toy pistol that pnpa gave him the
Fourth. Ids "Illustrated Mittory." and
hi tip-cart; that was nil, tie guesaeil.
He was going olf without evenagood
by, but mumm.i stoppel him.
"" Have vou all ou want?"phea.tkil.
Tnlt nodded nvent; thero was niu-ti
a big lump in tils throat he could not
epeak. "Very well. If you think of
anything on want you can send for it
We have tried to he goinl to you. Trot-
ty. I'm sorry 3 mi have not been hap- j
ji, uui 11 itii j 00 iii'vi tio-nii.i j on
ean come back to us. Good by, dear."
Mamma put out her hand Trotty
gnuped tt with his littlo brown chubby
one tor an instant, ntid then, pulling hi"
hat down over his eyes, he wcutoff out
of the yard, down the utrect
Where should he go' Ho had not
the remotest idoa; he went and went a j
ong iimc ociore n- even inotigiii 01 it.
i ncn no oegan w iwik aroiimi mm. ami fulness and loving gwl-will This man
wonder whero ho was. He was out W:M an PfMI,.nl preacher, and in lib
of the Uiwn. and on a mail he did not ermrm IC uM Uie (nopte who rnwded
remember of boing on before. The to hear him about the grntfene.. and
liousei were growing less rhcre was , wbltenes4 of the Pwan. the mutual W
one a tho Ui of the lull however, lie ;of tho utork. and tho purity and fro
vvould stop thero. But they had a big Kranc, of llm MwMim-; 'an,i n, trkMl u,
dog that came out and barked furious- ,hw how lwantlfu( u M ot lOYC w
ty; rrotty beat a hasty retreat, and . pcni:i?. TJ9 m w full of war.
trudged on. .... . and quarrels, and opprnion, but Ai
It was a long time, at toast It cemcd Umy l)nirer wctlt iilonf: tho ruuEbl
sty to him. before he came to another , ... tt..'tt.if ..i-.H , i.i.. ..-
house. It was not a verv tdcasant Ioik-1
tng one, either; but Trotty was getting
desperate, so he marched boldly up to
the back dor.
" Would they liko a tittle boy to live
It was a lady, not near o pretty aa
his mamma, that came to the door; In
deed. hc was very cross-looking.
"No. wc don't want to be bothered
with any little boys.
Jive at homeT'
Why don't you j
"'Cause they make me go er
rands," he repticd. Somehow it eemel
a very, very poor reason as he said It
"Well." -aid the lady, with a aharp,
disagreeable laugh, "yon had better go
right home just as fast ah your two tegs
can carry yon. for you won't find any
body to treat you belter than your
Then she went in and shut the door,
and Trotty. picking cp the handle of
hta tip-cart, went on. But he went very
slowly now; he began to bs: very sore
he should not find anybody like mamma
He felt omctbm:r dron on I
IZ lE?hr??r 2 th SlCjJ- ?
was going to shower. He was afraid,
rery much afraid in a thasder-siorm.
Mamma always held him in her lao.
Oh. how he wished he wu home!
There was not a house to be seen, er-1
ceptlng the one he had fast left Trotty
sat down to rest for a little.
it was supper time at home. The?
were going to have new gingerbread j
riora bad. madenimagiagerbread mas.
He wondered who woald eat it. and if
they would nms him. And then, be
fore he knew, his b!ae eyes shot, the
curly head dropped down. down, asd
Trotty was fast asleep.
"O George!" said ilr. Xelsoa. com
ing out lo the gate to meet her hnsbaad,
Sou mast go right o after Trottr
s goae o. there' a shower comia
np, and yen know how afraid he k."
"Where shall I go to?" asked Trot
" I don't know." wae the a&rwer.
asd then foUowe'l the story of the aft
ernoon. "I did not snppose he woald
go any way, and then I sapposed he
would come becic before he had gone
ten rods, fent I thought H wotxld'be a
eood lesson to hhn"
.Mamma's face was very and, Terj mA I
"Well, he needed a lesson in that
line; I rneea k will do hat rood," re
ponded pnpn. eacenrsgingly, M he
nrcpared to retrace hit step. "We'll
,114-1 wwJr if
I kwi so.
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f 4 t ran atW ra. lt
' wu. 4t tw hw p"J Wtr" f
1 mU tarrK 4 l ef
' Os Wrt. ilt Jrd HiK wtl n
S1 MfttW Im Uhmm. m h
uiwaft Ufe t wWitf
aecwuttl U lKt " "
utM tW ImkiuIUmI I'mfcw MMirt
H'Ui'ir bt m tftst tt 4 W fci
tfc UgM of Um .
. Imiu he atilod hl lttr mm k
li tt ad that out W w a hi
Urd Iwt-lhtif. awd.
ialtd to them in eattlfe
about (Wxl't re tr llwu Ul Wt 41
tMt Hi af. tMit Ur "fog.
Wwoked up at St Fran h
bstt ej., t " 9mhl tmtlret
what he ald. and I havn no dufct that
thev dl undent nd that i kvwl
When Urn wallnri III the H44a. Um v
ari ter vtmnsr 1auU wWi !!'
fc.m. nd even UanM and rabWM
1 Uld m lu gentle pw or. t tig
and tHik. and. drawing nr.
noil in Id Ihivoiu.
One day. Urn wa pifC Urirtik a
ntondtm-. w hm li aw ttUl bit
1 fiHg 1h the iiimUI of a mV J C.
. jnd he n ailed wtth pit). fsrjt: tt
itntr inti'hl hurt it In Mtw y n
kMitrod to get tit lamh ot J lnr.
auiFwanted to bit tt and UA '
it tstutveJf , twit he had no moty WHtl
; hn w a grieving Imii It, a r-i wmm
, eaiue l. Mid him he paPMiaded tw
1 the lamb. 1'he man Uwh j' tfce
i timid litt'e erwaltire t M. t rn. t
It led gladlr frwnt hu hand, and fatal th
hrnvd III hi boiotil
Whenever St t ran ftHind kttlftna
lnieoL in h jwlh, ti jfewl'y WUl
them out ot the war. mUmi tlMry ,Hf3
not Ih trodden on. nor injured, la
grahopers would aHjjht hw tfitumt
Iy hnn I ami ptaj their lMdlM U fcm;
and at one tii a lark, whme nel w
near hl cell, and who had hesrouH wml
lo his lo vim? voko ami mit mv-
monla. brought her ttttlo noll4Up kw
le fed from hi hand.
I'orhnp wo alt mghl live on ih
kindly terms with the wlhf vrentwiw f
the wiHd and Held. If only we 4khH
tore thrin a he ov them. 1 riwm
ler that the jirrow would nMtft
uinu m rattier Jieau attu uaim wm
j iq was ret-ng In the (xreh. im Um
tees would walk alhMit over lit" han4
without ptiugiug hlul. a!tliou)jh tWy
would fii eklv and Horvely drive awajf
an intruder whom they dnl not trw(.
Nathamet HawthortiQ tolls n. to Ui
story "The Marble I-auii," ufnjwmc
man who had tniglit the dumb j?rnl
ures in i native wood to love h4
n id eome at hlsentl. But aflerwnnt Im
had the mUiortuno to lay a human b
Itig, and then tho nlty atilmaU (lost f ntM
him. as If they had been toUl of lit
nine of thwir formerlv gu titles fnettd.
No doibt thy fell the ohange tone ot
his vdro and the restlownrtss of 14
St Frjituis of Am5! loved ejM4ally
the birds, and of a 1 birds he loved Imm1
the dove; but many beautiful torte ar
lotd alwMit him and the willow, that
chined and nested under the envn f
tits dwelling, of the multitudes' of b nt
,, tho lagoon id Venke. and of I
!gi,t!n;(a!i that Pang near hiiuslnlg
Ho once aw a young man truing U
Uiwn, carrying pome doves fur a'. aMl
j he begged tenderly for thesn lfsit
, thev were given to htm. He (Hit tbi
' In lis 1 oom and carried them honio.
j where ho made a ltot for them and
1 tended them until they learned to eat
j from his hands lu perfect trust
Ifo had a friend. An tony of lalwa.
j wb wa, fllj, of lhc ,ame mpMt of jMMe
Kor ami liMreatel. and to ten 1
truth to all. St Francis and be wswt
wonilerfuily patient and toting townctl
dnmo creaturra. anl bdnrcd trnjfly
in the go)d that the animal do anf
might le brought U do. And o It w
not ut mrj iranze that pMp!n
knew them should I?tHjve the prej
tale that these kind men preaehed te
the bird and fishes who rrowdd Ui
... -..- - - - , --. - ....,-
IHien to th"ir loving word.
j& iviu. cuup
tae tory waa not true; but it is tn
that at! men hou!d be gentle to tbs
craature of earth, air and watts', a
were the good Su Francis of AmU and
Antony, hu frieaL
It is pleasant to hear of men lfke
these, who, even hundreds of years ag.
were such atuiach lover andde'fntlen
of our lowly fellow;reatnre.--C
The ovster Is a fortunate creuXam. U
! it be fortunate Ut be rotwrb mentffcel
I'eople whohaTe arallowe4
number of oyster, t&xx
lB . Md are cotwiercl m fcatt
done omt)i?Hr m-Ht,..,. Tt.- v
done something meritoroas- Tle Ilo
maa who fjt forme! oyttcr Isd.
which he did at Bahr. U known to har
been named Sergim Grata, who bad the
happinej to live is the time of Augus
ta, and who is known to ha7e maIsj a
great deal of money by the exerci? of
hw isgeaaity. To-day it Is mentioned
ia the encyclopedias that Anlcius. 3
coaiemporary of Tran. wM the firf
who taught the world to pickle oyterc. "
Ilk fame rests epos that fact. Ther
wan another Aptdas dtingaihed fot
his tore of lobsters, there wasanothet
set ap.a school ef oookerr; hot the oyj-ter-piekling
Apicin his i diuisct fame,
and nrriTee freshly is clawical diction-
anes. When GKge L eame to En- -giasd
from Hasorer, tie royal cooli "-
cotild notpleeAe the royal pslaie ia th
matter of oyKers naUl it w dixror
? ff y liked them stale. . A
a he had always been ht the habit of "f
tatins them. When Mr. Thaekeraj
came it to Bceton. certain of hl ad
mirers Aked hint to mnper. Thert
ere. aaoa other deHcnet. gigaslk
oysters. Tfe nevelh conld not com- "
prehend that he u to swaltew one ol
these in aa nndirided state, ht heine
? wT. and haris? scconv
plhAed the feat, he ohKrved that h
felt "aaif hehadawallewedahnhT."
-lehee wnnta fteeMent GarSeUW
P there Wfet we.
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