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THE ROOM BENEATH THE RAFT
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Soaetitncs whoa I havo .dropped to sleep,
Draped in imoft, luxurious Rloom.
Across my drowsftiK mind will creep
The memory or another room.
Where roslno'is know In roof boards mado
A f remain oniffbtundHhade.
iWid lfflilnr poplHM DniMicd their leaves
jKttint tho humbly sloping eaves.
Strain I fancy In my dreams
Jrn lying in my trundle-bed.
lucent to ccotlio bare old liosmj
And unhewn rafter overhead;
Tho hornet' shrill fal'ctto hum
1 hear nrain. and see him come
Forth from his mud-walled hanging house.
Droned in tiLi black and yellow blouse.
Ther". summer dawns, in drop I stirred,
And wove into my fair dream's woof
The chattering of a marlin b nl.
Or rain-drops pattering on the roof.
Or, half uwraVc and hulf in fear,
His pretty castic, wr.ero tne tly
fihould oomo to ruin by and by.
And there f fashioned from my brain
Vouth's shining structures in the a!r.
J did not wholly build In vain.
For somo wore ln.ting. firm and fair.
An.l I am one who lives to say
My life has held more old than gray.
And that the fipiondor of tho real
Surpassed my early dreams ideal.
Hut still I live to wander back
To that old time and that old place:
To thread my way o'er Memory s track.
And cuftoh the early morning's grace
In that quaint room boncat'i tne miter.
That echoed to my child Mi laughter:
To dream again the dreams that grew
More beautiful as they ojiiic true.
EUn Wilder litcar, in Yoxith' Ctnnztin'on.
A L'OSTAL GOUUTSIIIP.
really is the prettiest little
1 oversaw," said Mr. V illough-
by Vane, as ho turned from the window
for the fiftieth time that morning.
"Jane," he added, acfdrossin the house
maid, who was clearing av.'ay the
breakfast tiling, "have you any idea
who the people are who have taken old
3Ir. Addcrly'H house opposite?"
p "Well, yes, sir, if you please,'' re
turned the han((-maiden. "I met their
cook at tho grocer's th other day, aid
he said that her master's name was
Hhick Capting Choker 151a k and
that he waistayinir'here on leave of ab
senee'Hvith'hifi wife arid daughter, .sir.'"
"Oh, indeed: did .she happen to men
lion I he young lady's name?"
"Yes, ir: .she called her Mi-: Fva."
"Kva What a charming mime.'"'
murmured .Mr. Willoughby to himself;
itml ihci) he added aloud:
"That will do, Jane, thank you'
Mr. Willoughby Vane was a bachelor,
twenty-eight years old, rich, indolent
and tolerablv good-looking. lie lived
with a widowed mother in a pleasant
house in Albany, and, hav-ng nothing
else to do, had f:ilicu desperately in
love with Irs pretty riv-rt-w, and anx
iously sought an apporltmily for an in
troduction. However, having discov
ered the name of his enchantress, he de
termined to address her anonymously
Having decided upon taking this step,
the next thing to be done was to put it
into execution, and having shut himself
iu.his litlle. study, after many futile at
tempts, ho succeeded in training an
cpisile to the lady to his satisfaction,
begging hor, if she valued his peace of
mind, to return an unswer to "VV. V.,
l'ostoflico, Albany." That done, ho
went out for a walk, and dropped tho
Jetter in the nearest box.
llegularly three times a day for a.
week afterward he called, at tho post
ollice to see whether an answer had ar
rived for him. As the week advanced
Willoughby began to lose his appet te,
and grow ho restless and irritable that
Airs. Vano, like a fond mother, landed
that her dear boy was unwell, and
begged him to consult, their medical
attendant. lint her son laughed at the
idea, knowing well that Irs complaint
-was boyond the doctor's skill to cure.
He was beginning to despair of ever
receiving a reply, when, to his great de
light, ou tho seventh morning a letter
was handed to him by the postmaster,
written in a dainty leinalc hand, and
addressed to "W. V." Almost unable
to conceal his emotion ho quitted tho
post-ollicc, broko open the seal and
drank in tho contents.
They Vore evidently of a pleasant
nature, for ho road the letter over again
nnd again, kissed the envelope, put it
into "his breast-pocket, and hurried
home to sec his inamorata looking out
of the window of tho j(posite house as
For a moment his first impulso was to
salute her respectfully; but immediate
ly afterward he bethought himself that,
as he was still incognito, the young
lady would perhaps feel insulted by the
action. Besides, how could she have
any idea that he was "W. V?" So he
wear, in-doors and amused himself for
three, hours in inditing a reply to her
letter, wh.ch he posted tho same after
noon, and in due course a second an
And so matters went on, a constant
interchange of letters being kept up for
n fortnight, during which time Mr.
Willoughby Vane spent his davs in run
ning to and from the post-oluce, writ-I
jug letters and watching his fair neigh
bor from tho window of the dining
room. "Confound it'." ho would sometimes
say to himself. "How provoking the
dear girl is! She never will look this
way. 1 do wish I could catch her eye,
if only for a moment. What a horridly
sour-rookiug old crab the mother is!
Depend upon it, Willoughby, that poor
child is anything but happy at home
with these two old fogios. Indeed,
her letters hint as much. And having
giving vent to his feelings, he would
put on his hat and walk to the post-office,
or shut himself in his room and
compose another note to his "Dearest
At length three weeks having tlown
rapidly away in this manner, he re
ceived a letter one morning from the
young lady, which ran as follows:
?ir As it is useless to continue a corre
spondence in this manner, I think it :s now
tune for you to throw olf your incognito, an J
xevcal your true name and position to ono to
whom you uro not totally indifferent. Believe
me that nothing inspires love like mutual
-couliilencu. Prove to me that I have notbeen
imprudent in answering your letters, by at
once inlorming ine who you are. It is with tin
iee'.irisr of idlo curiosity that I ask this, but
.fi.inp'y for our mutual satisfaction. Yours,
To which Willoughby replied by re
turn of post:
"DBAm:!T Kva (if you will permit mo to call
you so): Have you not for weeks past ob
served aj young mar., with his hair brusned
back, anxiously watching you from the win
dow ot the opposite house? And. although
t-ou havo apparently never taken tho si ght
ost notico of him. 1 trust that his features are
-not altogether repulsive to you. I am that in
'Charmed by the graceful magic ot thine
Day after day I watch and dream and sigh:
Watch thee, dream of thee, sigh for thee
.Fair Star of Albany may I add mie own?'
to quote with some alterations the noble
stanza of tho poet -Brown. And now I hare a
favor to ask you. Whenever you see rae at
the window tako'no notico of me at present.
Jest my mother should observe it. In a few
,..lays she will be gone out of town, and then
are caa throw off all restraint. Till, then,
adieu! Adieu, my adorable one. adieu! My
eyes arc ever on you. Your own,
To which epistle came the following
Dkah Sin: Your explanation is perfectly
satisfactory. I may also add, your features
ttrc not at all repulsive to Kva."
"IJlcss her! what a delightful little
soul she is!" ejaculated Willoughby.
And he went out, ordered a new suit
of clothes and had his hair cut.
'Willy," said Mrs. Vane to her son
the next morning, "I wish 3011 would
do something to improve your mind,
and not waste vour time looking out of
the window alf day as you havo lately
done. Come and read tho Assembly
debate. to me if vou have nothing else
The worthy lady was a red-hot poli
tician, and lor three mortal hours she
kept him at his delightful task; at the
expiration of which time he succeeded
in escaping to his own room, where he
wrote the following note to Kva:
DrAitE-rr I'v a.: I uin over'oye 1 at the con
tents of your brief comtmii.caMon. If. as
you fay. mr features are not alJ03cthr re
pulsive to you. may I hope that jou will con
sent to be mine mine only.'
Back came the reply the next morning:
Dkah Vtr.!.ormiBr : Your reply ha made
me feci very happy. It Is very dull here no
Hociety except f.ither mil mother. I long for
men; congenial companionship. Thine,
In this delightful manner the days
few on halcyon days, too, thev were
for Willoughbv, and sweetened bv the j
interchange of tlrs and similar lover
like correspondence. On tho following
Monday morning Mrs. Vane left towu
on a visit to some friends in Saratoga,
leaving her son to keep house, at home.
The same r.fternoon one of Captain
Black's servants brjnjrht the following
note for Willoughby:
Wim.ie: Mine you any oh'cctioii to my
telling inv dear pipa a'l' Mnt'crs have now
gone to lar ihut it will IhjI nposlb!e tor either
ot us t retract what we hive written. Let
us take pap t Into ur confidence. I know Ins
kind and eeeeruiis tuture well, and h.ivc no
fear that he will oppose our union. J'ray send
uiea line by heater. $ Kva."
The answer was as follows:
"31 v ows Kva: Do whatever you consider
le-t. Mv fate Is in vo.11 linn 1?. If vour iiu'iii
should icfiHe hU eomrnt I
IJllt 1 Will
not think of auythiiiK i-o dreadful. J mr not ,
that I rluill over retract Life without you
would Ik a desert with no oais to brighten
it. Yours until death. '
That evening, just as Willoughby had
finished dinner, he heard a lo d double
knock tit the street door, and on its bemg
opened a strange voice inquired in a
"Is Mr. Willo lghbv Vane at home?"
His heart beat violently as Jane, enter- tongue then, I'll w.ior," said the Cap
ing the room, said: j tain, addressing tho vouncr of the two
"A gentleman wishes to speak with ladies, who immediatelv rose from her
you in the library, sir.
.And she handed him a card, inscribed
"Captain ( hoker Black, One Thou-'
sand and First Kcgiinent, N. G. S. N.
I will bo with him in a moment," said
Willoughby; and ho swallowed a cou
ple of glasses of sherry to nerve him for
"Captain Choker Black. I believe?"
he said, as he entered the library.
"Your servant, sir," said tho gallant
Captain, who, glass in eye, was busily
engaged in scrutinizing an engraving of
iIk: Battle of Gettysburg. "Vour ser
vant, sir. Ilae I" the pleasure of ad
dressing Mr. Willoughby Vauo?"
"Then, sir, of course 'ou know the
business that has brought me hare?"
Terribly nervous and scarcely know
ing what answer to make, our hero
"Come, come, sir. don't bo afraid to
speak out! My daughter has made
mo her confidant, so let there be no
reserve between us. Eva has told me
Hero poor Willoughby blushed up to
the roots of his hair.
"You see, I know all about it. You have
fallen desperately in love with the poor
girl; and although you have never ex
changed three words together, you aro
already engaged to be married. Mighty
expeditious, upon my word! Hatha!
ha! Tray, excuse me for laughing,
but the idea is somewhat comical! Ha!
As the Captain appeared to be in a
very good humor, Willoughby's courage j
began to rise,
"Don't mention it. sir. You aro her
father, and have a right to do what 'ou
please. But I sincerely tru-t that you
have no objections to oiler."
"I? None! Believe me, 1 shall be
delighted to sec my Eva comfortably
settled. But, hark ye, sir. Business is
business. 1 am a plain, blunt man, and
fifteen 3'cars' sojourn with one's regi
ment on the plains doesn't help to polish
one. First of all, what aro jour pros
pects?" And the Captain drew a note-book
out of his pocket, and proceeded to ex
amine our hero as if he was in a court
"You are an only son, 1 believe?"
"Good." And down went the note in
"Twenty-eight noxt birthday."
"Twenty-eight! Good. Is vour con
"1 believe so. I have had the measles,
whooping-cough and mumps."
"Disorders " peculiar to infancy.
Good." And the Captain scribbled
"Are you engaged in any business or
"Then how on earth do you live?"
"On my private income, Captain."
"Then all I can say is you're an un
commonly lu.-ky fellow to bo able to
subsist on that. I only wish I could.
What is your income?""
"About four thousand a year."
"Is it in house property, shares in
limited companies, or in Governments?'
If in ptrlic companies, I should be
sorry to give two years' purchase for
"In the new four per cents.'
"Good. I think I may sav verv good.
What sort of temper are 3-011?"
Well, that's rather a difli ult ques
tion lo answer," said Willoughby, smil
ing for the first time.
"Hang it, sir, not at all!" returned
tho Captain. "If anyone asked me
my temper, I should say: 'Hasty, sir,
confoundedly has y" And Choker
Black's proud of it, sir proud of i!"
"i-ay about the average," answered
"Temper average." sa'd the Captain,
jotting it down. "I think theso are
about all the ciuesttons 1 have to ask
you. i'ou Jcuow mv daughter bv
"I" have had the pleasure of see'ng
her frequently from the window, sir. '
"And vou think vou could be happv
"Think, Captain! I am certain of
"Very good. Now, hark ye, Mr.
Willoughby Vane. Marry her. treat
her well and be happy. Neglect her,
blight her 3oung afleetions b harsh
ness or cruelty, and hang me, sir, if I
don't riddle 3on with bullets! Gad, sir,
I'm a" man of my word, and I'll do
what I sy as sure as nry name's Choker
" I have no fear on that score. Cap
tain. Unit her to me, and if a life of
"1 know all about that," faid tho
Captain. "Keep your line phracs for
the girl's ear. (Jive me yojr Iiaua.
sir. I've taken a fancy to yi,u!"
Vou ilatter mo. Captain.1'
Hang it, sir. sol Choker Black
never indulges in flatterv. Don't Lc
afraid to grap my hand, sir; it is 3'ours
as long as I find you plan sailing and
straightforward. But if I ever .susjiect
you of any artifice or deception, I'll
knock you" down with it. So now I
hope wo perfectly understand each
"One word more." said Wiilonghby.
"Ami to understand that you con
sent to our union?"
"Certainly. Vou can be married to
morrow, if you please. Sir. the happi
ness of my dear child is my firs'; consid
eration. Gad, sir, I am not a brute
not one of those unnatural parents neo
plo read of in novels. C hoker Biack
may be a fire-eater on tho field but, at
any rate, he knows how to treat his own
ileih and blood."
"Captain, you overwhelm me with
"Saj no more about it. Clap on
your hat and come across the street
with me, and I'll introduce you to my
daughter at once."
Si arcely knowing what ho was about
Willoughby did as he was told. They
crossed the street together, and the
I Captain opened his door with a latch
"One moment, if you please." said
Willoughby, who was t.tivating his
hair and arranging his cravat.
"Are you ready now?" asked the
".Mr. Willoughbv Vane:" cried the
Captain, ushering our hero into the
drawing-room. Iheu waving his hand.
he added: "Allow me to introduce you
to my wife and daughter."
Willoughby looked exceedingly fool
ish as he boweil to the two ladies. On
a couch bv the firci le sat his euehant-
. "' ""'" o "'- ir.....j,.i:. i..t...iu.
m .a lnrktl,irr mmi Imitr t ..1. i r..1. ..l.n..f
tlUMI UUI, lli:i VI3-J1-VI3
be ng tins tall.
thin, an 'tilar woman in
black that he
ft 0111 over the
had fre juently noticed
"What a contrast,"
mother and daugh-
"Annie, my dear, Mr.
Vane is nervous, no doubt.
the adage. Let us leave the young
people together, ami he II soon find Ids
"Stay, sir there is some mistake
here." aid Willoughby. "This lady
is"- and he pointed to" the gaunt fo
il 1 ale.
"My daughter, sir," said the Cap
tain. " "My daughter by my first wife."
"And this ," ejaculated our hero,
turning to th" youg lady;
"Is my .second wife, sir!"
Mr. Willoughby Vane lied from his
home that night. About a month later
his almost broken-hearted mother re
ceived a letter from him explaining the
whole affair; and the post-mark bore
the words: "Montreal. Canada."
Godctfs Loily's Book.
All nations, we belief, savage and
civilized, in all ages, have been monu
ment builders, that is. thev have all
practiced the custom of erecting struc
tures, whether mounds, or
tombs, or tunnels, or pillars, or eol
umns, or pyramids, or obelisks, or
guacas, :is in F'eni, in commemoration
of important ovents, or lor tho purpose
of consecrating and perpetuating the
fame of great men. or of those who had
exercised, for tho weal or voe of their
country, great authority. At first these
structures must havo been rude, insig
nificant and perishable. Kvon the
memorial erected to so great a hero as
Hector was but a very modest ono, a
mere heap of stones, looselv thrown to
gether, according to Homer's descrip-
Among tho ancients, the Greeks ami
Romans were in architecture, sculpture
and painting, far ahead of all other
uations not in antiquity, but in merit.
Leaving out of view the Chinese and
other Asiatics, of whose marvelous ar
chitectual creations some rather indi
gestible stories have been told, and
coming west to the countries bordering
on the Mediterranean, the Egyptians
aie first in order in ihe constructive
arts. They were the masters of the
Greeks in art, and in civilization itself;
and 3et, not many ages had elapsed be
fore the Greeks weregroatly in advance
of their teachers in the ver' arts, the
rudiments Of which thej had borrowed
from the conntr of the Pharoahs. Be
fore architecture or sculpture hail been
attempted by the Greeks, the pyramids
and .the obelisks had been standing.
per.aps. in tteir solitary and useless
magnificence, some thousands of 3'ears.
But soon after their erection, Egyptian
art seems to have exhausted itself, and
then to have stopped, or rather, retro
graded. To the Egyptian mind, in the
constructive arts excellence consisted
in magnitude and height, and those be
ing attained, they had reached, they
supposed, the ne plus ultra. But. al
though the pyramids are .stupendous
and sublime, thev have nothing of the
graceful and the beautiful, in which the
surviving specimens of Grecian art so
abound, and there is more elegance and
good taste, more of the quintessence of
art in a single Grecian temple or statue,
than in all the pyramids togethe .
France has excelled all the modern
nations of Europe in the magnificence
of her monuments, among which the
"Arch of Triumph" and the "Column
in the Place Vendome" are consp'cu
ons. The only trouble with the French
monuments iAhat they have to be re
dedicated as the Bourbons, tho Repub
lic or the Bonaoartes come successively
in!o power. England is now studded
with monuments to Wellington. Nelson
and Prince Albert, but noue of them
are remarkable. i
The monument on Bunker Hill
.i. .:- ! ..:i r ...... !,.,; tha
mU Hill llll-llllil i.vi llliv VJi U, 4i-- in . ,
United States Ad its fair 'proportions J
have alwavs been admired by peopl of
taste. Now the monument to the i
memoir of Wash ngton is berag lirfshed !
in the citv which bears his -name, and, ,
like him' it is distinguished for gran-!
deur and simplicity. Fve hundred feet
in height more than double the height
of any other monument it is chaste,
imposiag and ma estie in appearance.
We are glad to learn t at the Anc'ent
and Honorable Artillery Company, the
oldest militarv otganization in the
United States, contemplate taking part j
m tne ueuicauon oi ine v nsutnzion
monument. The Hon. Robert C Win
throp, who spoke eloquently when the
corner ston was laid, is to be t e ora
tor when the monument is dedicated,
and it will be htting to have the
Ancients head the column which will
escort tho procession from the monu
ment to the Capitol, where the exer
cises will take place. Losten Budget.
Our Young Headers.
OLD AVD YOUSG.
A fnnny thins 1 beard to-day
1 rnlybt a well relaur.
Our U! I Mx. and little May
Still .acta a month or cisrbt.
And. through the open play-room door.
I hearl th cUcr -ay.
" 1M. run down i!r and jrrt my dolL
lo quick, now rteat away!"
And LHlio l-t -(and I acrced
That .May wi hastily falri-
Yu xnliftit sur plea' or ro yourself
1 diu'u. leave It tacrc."
M Ilut, Lll if," ur?I the eU!-r one.
Your lit le I?x. you know.
Arc youncerer thuti mine are. child.
And o you uj?U to so'."
it. II. F. Lorit, In St. Xichcias.
'ALI.ES AND HIS MAMMA.
ft is not pleasant to wear ragged
dresses when one is old euough for ' engaged the other dav. when the acvi- ,
pants, anil it isn't very nice not to have I (jent of whicn I am about to tell 00- '
any shoes, and nobody would like to CUrrcU. Willie ; onlv six vear old. a
lay home and take care of ba'y when jlltc brown cved. curlv-halred fellow,
all the rJlher bovs were nlaing ball. , slJll iu dre.ssc-'. whlie t'riu is a voar ur
Whenever Allen Mac! utyre got mlo two older, and promo mi to kn.cker--a
temper alMnit all the.-e things. Ins bockeru. Iu onlert navigate his chip j
sv aKalai.BB arf.aB'l - ba ! m m . .. ilia A I Ilk . . .
iiiuiuci uu 11 win mi, ioun n win
have to be done. It will have to be
done, sooner or later."
"What Will have to be done.
mamma.-' Alien demanded one uav.
when lie had been narghtier than
because the bos called him
Nurse v' and "Little Girlio" and
Why, wo will have to go away
the steam-cars, to-morrow." .-aid"
mother, "to a beautiful place in
country where three dear old lathes Ine. tjoat. and. catrhun' the Mtik.ng Lov bv
who want you for their 1 ttle boy. , j,i3 outstretched hand, draw h:m satel'v
darling, because the' have none of the:r ( in.
own-" j How he got the strength to do it no
Allen listened breathlessly, while his ) OIIC t.ollj ;ia.rlc, though Willi mm
mother held him tight in her arms and t .,elf did not seem to thitiK he had done
the tears streamed down her h.n nnv rema-kable thing. H. own ac
cheeks. What was there to en ah nit? j COMnt f r,e evplo.t. a- he told it to the
"You will have nice things to play i .r..ninin ...-.,.... !,;m u, ,.,. th..
with," she went on.
"And a pairof pants?" gaspetl Allen.
ic?; and plenty of good things to
"Oh, and not take c:ire of Baby any
more? Goody Goody!"
Allen was fairlv wild with delight
He wanted to start that ver' minute,
and all night he kept waking up to ask:
"Is it morning 3et'"
The wonderful ride iu the ears was
all too short for Allen, who had never
been out of Newark before. The;
stopped at a lovely little town and
walked right ut to a lovely little house,
and there were the three funny old
ladies on the piazza wailing for them.
".bo vou have decided to give us vour
little hoy at last." said the hrst one.
"I am er' glad you have, said the
"So am 1." said the third. "And
this is the little boy! Oh. the darling!"
Then followed a gre-it kissing and
netting, and the oldest little o!il lady
had her pocket full of peppermints, and
the next a beautiful picture-book, and
the third three little puppies to show
"If they aint just like rats!" he cried.
"See them, mamma! Why. where !
she?"' and he looked anxiously at the
three little old ladies, who looked
anxiously at him. but did not speak.
Then it flashed across Allen that these
wicked people meant to separate him
from his mother.
"I want my ma-a-a-ma'" he scream
ed, leaving the puppies and running for
the door. But Miss Carrie, the oldest
of the little old maids, caught him in
I j,Pr arm; and thev all began promising
"A beautiful new pairof pants," said
Miss Annie, the second little old lady.
"And a whole box full of candy,"
aid Miss .Jennie, the youngest.
"And a handful of pennies."
But Allen did not want their pennies
nor their candies. "Where is my
mamma? 1 will havo my mamma."
"1 am your mamma now," said Miss
"And me too," said Miss Jennie.
"Me too," said Miss Annie.
"You arc not!" cr ed Allen, indig
nantly. "Y'ou naughty, wicked lie
people! Let me go!"
But thev wouldnot let him go.
They took him into a pretty room
where a lunch was spread on a table,
and for one moment Allen forgot his
homesickness as Miss Carrio sj read a
mulhu with 'Clly, and Miss Annie
heaped a saucer full of raspberries, and
Miss Jennie cut a big slice of cake tor
Suddenly he burst out crying. "Oh.
how Baby- would like some cake! I
want to take a piece of cake to Baby!"'
"You will never have to take care of
Baby any more. Won't that be nice?"
"No. it won't!" sobbed Allen. "I
want my PaDy. I lour to take care of
her," and he cried so that the old ladies
trotted him off to take a nap, saying he
was tired out.
There was a littlo white bed in a
pretty room for himself alone. Miss
Carrie said, but Allen was not to be
cousolcd. and sobbed himself to sleep.
He woke suddenly, and found Miss
Carrie sound asleep, too, for it was a
A wild thought darted through
Allen's mind He would run away!
Slid.ng off the bed. he tiptoed down
stairs, and paused a moment by the
dining-room, as he heard Miss Annie
say "Oh. he will forget all about his
mother, before long."
"Of course he will." answered Miss
Jennie, "if we never let him see her."
Forget about his mother, indeed! His
dear, patient, kind mo her!
Allen rushed out of the house, and
tlown the street to the station. He
thought he could walk along bv the
he could walk along bv the
raiiroau. until he came to Newark, so
he tmdged on in the bla.ing sun. hot
tears running down his cheeks at the
thought of forgetting his mother.
Late that night. Mrs. Maclntyre sat
in her dreary cottage, trying not to be
lonely when she thought of the beauti-;
fill home wuere he had let her little
"J hey will be kind and good to
,1dtn. T know." sh,. thought, sadfy. "ami
, .-, , - .
l r P bc ? u -vot,n? &?'
tlenian, ashauied of his poor old,
'Tst then, there came a thundering
rap at the door, and behold there was
the expressman with Allen sound asleep
m his arms. "Lost your boy. ma'am?" '
he said. "Lfound the .nmawav four or
fit-- ritna nr tnr rmd "
,.,-., . , u , ,. ,
- , V. -;, '." - -s, c
. , -.
v Dat nas ,
cr:eu -urs. .Maeiniyre, joyiunv pressin
him close to her heart,
l ruuneu ana., uiaiuiuu, soju ,
awar, mamma," said
Allen, waking up just enough to snug
gle closer to ner. 'Please to don't send
me away again. I want to be your it
tie boy forever and ever, and nobody's
else."' And it was hard telling which
xwts fVia Ktrknlftt til A TS, rttVio r, tnA
little boy, who dropped asleep again as J
soon as he was sure he was in his j
mothers arms. Bertha Walton, in
Youth's Co'ttpaiion. '
Accident on the water arc jU:tj
frequent in tl.c summer So many boy
and girl so in boa Li and bathe nowa
days. wHoout knowledge how to .wrn
that ono read oearlv crerv car
death by drowning. j
Dowu ai the loot of Ea One Hundred I
and Twenty first tree!. New ork. a .
boa;.hotiM2 with a tloat from which tire j
boat are launched. 1 or oroe curious J
reaon tho tnoU unsafe place ari al- I
was the most facinalng for litll 5
boy. and one tan alwav. depend upon
finding a number about thi.s dangcrou t
5ot. where a tnblep will plunge them
into the water oer their hrals. Here .
they will play w.th little chij of wood
for boa!, launching them in the nvcr. ,
and pretending that thev are going to
make long vovages to Chins or ttuntcr'a
It ww in this delightful inort that
Willie o'Ilrh.n nn.l i-nt livl,,l rru
bruvr, rnUhail stepped inU a toat
j that wxs lvtng alongside, wlnle Vilho
s;jii remained on theIoat.
S.-veral rentlim.n wa- sittin-t a the
1 . : f "o
( luarza of tlie bo:it-houe, wheu
ni..?. f th.. 1.1..1... v. i
heard a .stream and saw Kriix Utmle
overboard and dt.n:iniKar under the
water. Two of them rushed down tho
steep and slippery gangway, ready u
ill till) in and n ill tin: little fallow out:
! but before tiiev enuld 'ot there thev
' sW U'i.liii lin ,iv.r fii. iloi. tf th.
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1 material lor this article. i- verv stuiniu
"We was a-playin' " Willie yi.
an' he w.us a-staui n' on the side er
biat. an' he akcd me to give him a lit
tle sho'.e; an' I shoved the Unit a little,
an" he Ml in. He holleml. -Wdlle '
an' then I run to the lloat an" pulled
"How did you pull him in, Will.e?"
the gentleman a-ked.
"1 took a hidd of his two hands."
"Was.i't he bigger than you?"
"Yes ieV bout as Lig as I hi- feller"
pointing t a boy with whom he nai '
playing horse --"only a little bigger.
"Didn't vou get wet?"
"Yes. a little wet '
"Weren't vou afraid of drowning?"
Willie opened his brown eye., a ir ho
- : --. f- .
didn't know what fear was.
No, sir: not a bit."
How old are ou, Willie1"
"Six years old."'
"And do you go to school?"
"No. sir; "but I'm goin next winter.
Get up, Tom."
Willie was plaving horse at the time
the gentleman talked with him. He,
was quite unconscious that he had done
so brave a deed, and seined to think t
rather a bore that he must .-top j.la.iug
nud answer a lot of questions. A'.iol
McCrmick, in Jlarfmr s louwj Icoylc.
A Knowing Horse.
Bowser is only a horse; but he know
how to behave wheu ho wear htrt un
day suit. This is more than Mime
children know. There are little one
who make mud-pies when they have ou
their bo-it clothes. Bowser neordoes.
Iiowser drags a cart on week-davs,
on Sunday he goes to church with n ,
buggy W hen John puts tho heavy
harness upon Bowser, tho horse goes to j
tho cart and backs in. When he is i
tlressed in the nice buggv-hannvs, he i
steps off proudly and gets into the
shafts of the buggv. He iloes this all
alone He never makes a miatake. I ing the plaee of aleohoi in a verv large i aeen two or three raw of mdt-n ar'aod
Ono l:iy Uowser had a set of new number of nppliHnres and proce-j". ty pieal cirrho. with a little ne.Uv.
shoes. When tho blacksmith put them The naturalist i znS longer dexndeut irotii thl oaww. He detnilml one wry
on. he drove a nail into one of llovvser j upon alcohol for the preservation of hi ' striking cae the child of an nppar
feet John lid not notice it till they i wonderful specimen ami the artHnu no' ently healthy mother, able to i:eUe ft.
were almost home When he saw that I longer needs alcohol to obtain convent. ! and in fair circutiiataiirtM. From Ax
Uowser limped a little, hosaul: "l niit . ent neat lor nn too s or to facilitate nis mouin oiu ttio chihi wa given a tn
leatl the poor fellow back, when 1 got labor, cheaper and equally a good ' libmpoonfu! of leer iwjeo daily, and
llllil (.'111 Ul UiU .11 L.
They reached home, and John took
off Hovvser's harness. As Kon as ho
was free, the horse turned about and
trotted off When John called him, he
did not mind. He went straight back
to the blacksmith.
"Hello, Howserl" cried tho black
smith. i.:... ... .. i. ....... m
The poor horse said nothing, but he ,
walked up to the man and held out his j
Then the blacitmith put the shoe on
all right, and he patted Bowser kindlv.
and said: "You know a great deal for
a horse. uur jauic vncs.
In the year 179P, when patriotic feel
ing pervaded the country, and when
there were several in the lield. Mr. Fox.
a young player, who was more admired
for his vocal than histrionic powers,
called one morning upon his friend.
Mr. Hopk'nson. anil after stating that
the following evening Ind leen ap-
pointed for hi benefit, and exuresini?
great fear for the result, as no: a single (
ho.x had been taken, begged his friend '
to do something in his behalf. j
If." said Fox, "vou will write
Mnc palrioticverscs to the tune of the
President's March. I feel sure of a fnll
house. Several o: the people about the
' theater have attempted it. but they
have come to the conclusion tint ft;
can't be done: yet I think you may .
succeed." " j
Mr. Hopkinson retired to bis studv. !
and in a short time wrote the first wrse
and chorus, which was submitted to
'Mrs. Hopkinson, who sang them to a
l piano accompaniment and proved the
measure and music to be compatible
and in keeping. In this way th' second
and other verses were written, and
when Fox returned in the evening he
received with ibdightthesonga it now
stands. The following morning sraail
hand bills and placard announced t.at
Mr. Fox would sing a new patriotic
Th theater w? crowtletl the soag
was snng and reeivel with raptnrtf; it
was repealed eigh: times and again en
cored: and when -ung the ninth time
the whole audience .stood up and joined
In the chorus. Night after night Hail
Columbia cheered the vij-.tors of the
theater, and in a very few davs it was
me universal vag ot ine oovs in uiu
streets, from one end of the city to the
other. Nor was the distinguished author
tne universal soag ot the oovs in tne
of tnis truly National song a song i
. ;j. .. .t.. .,u.: t
t 1, U.l.1 UlMi. Km aUUtUU4.UU ,.
parties forgotten. The street on
he resided was at one time crowded.
and Hall Columbia broke on the still
ness of midnight from five hundred
voices. School and Borne.
-Feed well. It hi hardlr the
to have to lean a cow up agarnst a fcnci
to milk her.- Exchange
Wit AT A BIS AVE ROT DIP.
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Ah1 It rt miU fi4 & MaJln-t fcw .
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rr tfc ai..t tot Mi!M trtr.o
A?4 J-t - tJ lr-T rm-rm 4 o r;
Ao4 tt ol of rwt m. m mt
TUt llulUtvl Uj4r Mrt --4, $mt.
A liy, rurotni- from -V-i ,r jj.r.
C I 'vO rrJ thf r tVtiivi;
A ho. in IVr 4ic la Mr 4 a-f
ll lMl.l-rc0 Kat I Ut n4 V 4 Am
He tniiaI t-r sl" N, t mo' rn f
liuw roubl a mj) tkr -tt (Mitn4
lie .nX m th- crian4 n tatm, i,t
And tuCl oo (OtAi- .t4 nt ttv bLv
Ami bo lrviS nt lm in em Jor M;
Uifiv All ntfM tio ' 4. ! ro-4l.
In the -.Lark 6tar tr. t!ou,- rijM;
And iiiotf in 15 nHKSM( bona JunJ.
S"tn workracn rtvir at lrrt.i. rf ly .
Hr&rU b mm t ai4 tunt im
A rtt tbr i ifr .l a "J).
Kctftmg hi band lhnt ti-b: m tae he&x
So feU n email hand .p: wt tfcr a
Aad e-rmurr a wro h
. A brro lo boat at) JUM! r- tfeiniv.
I In ur own dr..r laent a rrwur it
t Than f r It' aa4 fc.vl m ik mtzki.y pox.
' Ami tt thrt-ali-o. U I fife J -l. p
, .Mit enthrall tttc &; tt tnnJof tht Irt "
Tor it flr: c.)atr4. an. J ihr U l-rl
. of bttvMt nutl latiN, jtrvVr. a -K nn.l wt3
lUtfa t.tt an .mii Jiff .t HI tt UMt
t'f tiii crwt-i, cjuttj rH ot Uo ttl
j Kin it A)cobi i tM to tlinv
1 An 1 tfc Ph1 b- I itrtt up lUw kiiwl
( lUtth drown h.p ntof ail bom Uk ntx;
1 They -.utn lUo Im-aim. m1 )MUy itv kuia.
f 1 1r. w II truM tmr
At! U drtte oit
th4 !o tn-m onr 4aur
V"il vftm. wStn onr wtU. wort ..ikmt
To ! kcnt bua "U 'lt riven gtv m.
x K tJr.H .. Tmn i t'nfcm Jrtjpwr.
The climuis. itior partk-ulnrlv lh
diarmauftiucai chemist, may itumirv
iow h i to conduct hs proe -es with
out alcohol It l- mm the pharma
ceiitirnl labortary we derive - tf lJo
liio.-. iiil'Hiitaul sUblnH.'e- Hntl in
medicine and ihe arts. Among thim
ma ! named other, chloroform mid
chloral I yd rate three o the mott in-i
dis'UMtble agents knuwnt cM'tico, f
anil thi emphu meat of alcohol is o--.'etitinl
to product on. Alooltoi ; a j
lahoralorv pro liict It i- a ehemieal
agent which iK-long to the Jabo atory;
it i the linndtiKud of the rhentit. and.
so long at it eits. huuld be rota nod
. Wtlun tj. Wn, u( tMU inboraU.ry. In
the mautilaeture ol i:tot o( tho impo
tant product in which alcohol i either
d.reelh ur iiidircetlv u-mi! U produc
tion inav be mndu "tmuHaiitKius with
the produetlon of the H''iit diired.
iu the maiiufaetiire of ethr and
chli'oform. the upiHraliis for aiuohol
may he made a jmrt ol the ueviees.
from which the ultimate jtj;ent. ether
and ehloroform. n--ult. 1 ermetitatton
and iliotillatiou may be conducted at
one end and the aiuntheties rc uvrd at
the o'.her. It true that iu a chemiea)
laboratory alcohol an agent t-ry con
venient in a thousand wavx. Hut if it
was baui'dicd titterl, what would re. ,
Mill? There are other im-thodi of fab- ,
ricating the useful product naiiii-il. ,
inanv other-, wtthotil the u of
aleohoi but the proce would Imj j alcohoJiim w.m in a uew"by. ajrMl
rather inconvenient and more citly. eight, the ou of a drunken miUr.
The banishment of nl ohol wou'd not'Dr Harlow, of Ixindou. fllxl whit
deprive us of a .single one of the indu- wnie tMiwurfiil faet a to Infantile ain.
pensablv ajjenu which modern civili.a-
t on demand, and neither would
M'teneo le retanleii by iu lo.-
It must be remembered that modern
science has given us glyc-nne. naptha.
bi..sulphido of carliou, proIigueoii!t
produ"Ls. earhobc acid and a hmidnnl
other agenLs which aro eapr.lje of tak-1
MitMitute have r-eeu trovhtcj. r. irosn nine months ol a t?anooj((nl of
troleum in il relinedauu jn-ifected con- gin in a much water daily The ehiUI
dition has taken the place of mixture. I died, and wm fuitnd lo hare one of tho
of alcohol and turpentine for obtaining uuwt tv pca! hob-nailed lirr Jr Itar
illumination; and alcohol for purine low hd ever nu. l)r Harlow pnq
of securing IWlit and heat can never Imj erly ndilel that he had hti ciailHl
again needed: It is only a quarter o! a ' Iheri iu eiilldren wlnr It wa ri jm
eentury since i,0 4),Ui gallons of ale-, nible t have Alcohol- Ur H 0''onnr
hoi were consumed annually for Ilium- j lxre similar tt.ionv. Tho are &
employs alcohol in '
many of bis products; but the question Harlow as to the rnponiWI1ty of pro
arises. "Have we need of the jMr-' .scribing alcohol to children '141ix
turner.' Ihe roan who fabriea os one
smell to rover another may
useful artiau, but he is in no eui in
dispensable. Aside from lm "cologne"
odorous extract, the rvrfumT can i
dispense with alcohol, and, if its ban- !
ishmrnt shouUI txa-ur. our good Jaliea ",J,, M inn 'empraure ax'Uto. la
would not know of the event from ',m hhl the otiantity ot Xunr wi.
meeting with anv unsupplietl want at ' "'"d. but this i not no. Hewnt
the fH-rfumer'.s. " ! "gun how that the eotisqmpUun of
As regards the medical value of anv I lTJor " the t'mted .StaUM ha far out
of the spirituous hquors which are j Gripped the growth of jpopuJalkm TItn
known in commerce, verv much inav Us ""tt'T of gallon of liquor eorMumv
said. If all the nrandie. whikl. iwa"y '"creased ,-u fallow, J$,
wine and malt liquor which arc now l..,0: Ih... V.0.AJ. h 1SYJ,.
in existence were auddenlv desiroveti. '
and there could U: no furtFicr prod tic-,
Uon. no class but dipomanincs would
suffer anv pain or ditrM for a single
hour, it these ieverairn are sora
.. .. ... . .
up in a few word. Iu me caj of
extreme cxnauslion or debility, it mar
be regarded as a conven cnt agot, If
rrirefully employed. bt in no mtance
of dlsja.se in any form is it a mbdn-ine
which m'ght not he disjen.oi with and
other agents subst'tutd.
'1 Iiw view of th- rfcemlcnJ and the
thoraortiticai neLs atl o of aicok. j
as relate! to the human lanitly. i rqI I
pnenied f run th taipon of te I
jemperanee orator, out from Uast of :
th? M;ienttlc invetgatr. 1 hsTe I
often, 'or manv Vfar.s. tairn s careful
atirvev of the whole- j.ehl. sjuI tfc
k,-si- trM. nr..m!.,fU. at t- , 1 !
, . JF" ... T -w7'
cig i t prcjseni tin wu,.r-i prrj;riy.
so that alixsfc ts of the ,tmtiri mgnt
be fcily brought nndr dieuHD,
would require more pce than i at
pre-nt at command. Dr. James K.
Tat AlctlJtI HaVit.
At a meeting of the Society for the
Study and Cure of Inebriety. Ur. V. H.
Carpenter. F. II. S., :ead a paper on
'The Moral and Physical Cans: of
Inebrety." Dr. Carpenter said that
every sensation must nave a phyixal
antecedent, and the m.-ntal crar.ng for
alcohol wa.' the product of a physical
condition. Another evidence wa"i the
development of the craving after exc- j
useltii as uiuiistbie stimulants, they are t ,u "' me amount of xnmify ?
often a bar to recuwration. no matter j landed in )U ptirelm hrw tffj
what may lw the ailment- j srvUr pmpirUo mwra. The an-
In all c.ts of disease whre an alco- ' n,:l expcutfimre tor le,nor now n.
hohc stimulant ?eems to U indicall ; '"d -L).hi. 'Uwuj liurit are
science picM-nt other stimulants, noa- appaH ny. anI every Jathnr of a famitr
alcoholic, whi-h may serve equally & ho'l all Jn bis ower to jaHr
u.'ful anurpi'. The alcohol quetWn ' dlotnragtj and legally urcrfot tht sfl
as related to'metlicne mar b- summed oi lnUixlraUrg Jnafe,. t 4, y, iatMft9r
er hmrfhig?. In jnrh as tits
tUpM $ ics srir frtn ,t
trnrrrT dtr!kic an1 n4 yt
rot pwrrwwwnl. wr u fc
kopI Ir. ltottUlr faiH wjm hws.
nwret anWvJnt &mw4 mtf?if $
fKat !?pitt. afwir r4 fr
a!K&ol r m oiitff trrimo atfraan
liy a c1mr x U ltn rrtm af
hWt in U fiarrint 4opc anf Im put
cul ixttwwl T4,n. i tk ww4rk
)y drrATior tlw mm f Mr
lliiria-. TKe JsaWtswi (
! ktnl a ndH" ttantity. apt
j er! a heo-l tl f i vrm
i irMiwn when tlsat -it rKa f.
I etMl Stft tfXl. NU tr
:aI u in4-i tkl lriaV-'rttiKS' w
ti ftah.tuil U of a!rl r feir.
rr)uWj t it ictto. nd mm lK,
or"vtt tm uA o tfct d
rrArts.1 Lcm, thl rtmnl a
4wmkv1 eltMo- Nrwm lmm
Uiai altrl f'rn itfcort nr
Uet nl pri krt: ivt lb nrtiai
of tke -TvcNt y u?m. lifc Jt tfct
It exHtkl mt d iu vrl MuVwtl UWm.
Ditnac tW law tt Hm b4Ur orfii
antMi mu l-o4s UKtmmi p to tjaw
.rr m of fnHgrawtlim'rUt -fllli
the t4em tjiaraww! ta cUm
vim. wot only v. tkc tinti Uot to
lormm t )tita kntifcU lbrvfanft,
ht ouh; if dtNHiraif awarVi p
ibt lb "arl Mnv nl limita4i hv .ki
ll m "vm! ytHinjc MHtto- He lumtMilf
ve iBAakf'ul that h Lai aJxar aBufa
It a nU to bng up ha lilrflf tlk
Mt iroc drtitt- AIpo1m4 km f"
rfui pftr.ttr of tint h til, A&d tlMat
r m -rJfc wr:
dlA rl ,. milt ion of aholwWw toWiy
Mrt 1m in bmnm mittrt, tW
Jkol -tjit mri n rniMrid m
' trjL "u. h worn mmb ot t
I jh iel tum f lnbriHy 'I"W mnri
rMi nr-m tck i nrTjO 4mv. AMI
dprtk.ou froi knm tat jivjMf. tj at
fnttv The ilrjftrwioa trai tA
mrl anu a p4iyicai, ! ll
rk a hrnig; furn" wr.l CiM.
UtiU H hjulk.u-it iMirliBM fall
into iwirii tirmnfli ruai t nl
nbl a rUtmtlvd wfcra ot nt
ht hmx H'ttru ajrtt ovlfcftt .
In iMHf tn. thr ic rwi a 4 mmU
icnl MMrn hl d.mi ifam nlt-kviltm.
IiHtiriirir ha I it var.t4 v,; na n
nnmil uHc. ! ) rl mac so
well at tb atral ckum mumi in trwaianL
AleoholiMii In ('hl'ilBuoi.
One of ihr nHt (niatfiUv lbrMN
lug ct'Mttmirivlita l 'hn r-!
Ing of th llntith MiH-nl A
wai l Dr. T M. MjmI . lay4eui
the Hifttl fr Slt hikrtit. Uwfcita,
on "Ak.iioluni in (hlilh4id ntt!
Youth.' Ur. Inddvti lUt a Uufct
inan suh cnt eiM uwdtH ku vw.
i "' gavu pitrueuhtr i a nol marii
' (bdir.inii tr'iiiiiii lit a h ni irtltl.
His mother win a drtmkani. .tiul Urn, mi.
the ago of mv. on dtrrijr n -CP'letl
iHittle of whisky. mw-m tk b
icdltarv tendeney to iMow hr etna
tlo itefore iu J minion mtr, ik,t wax.
p tal with delirium trrmen. hi had ob
tailied aee to r botthf of port niai,
and nlmoit uuipUed it He ttriy i$m
from coma, nji. dwbrluii " (ivimii -ervtMi.hg.
hwwat !nkm loth bpUtl.
Itoiit follow mil, antl he rrtnu! wnak
in mind ami body for timtrlv a inoiiUt.
He wa thHii jtent to a Ft ortunVtrr nml
recoverl. A eeond ca-wt of ,urullo
IioIimh. gathered liom hli eperim" In
the hildreu Hospital, (.rent t )rmml
tr'et. He had en t r erd ctlriKt. of
una 1 dosen of Jn givou lo bahot at
the broatU fir llattdenrc He hal
aNo found it utomary to gne onito
young euiiiiren among tne pirr !
ea a tlailv (piantilv of b-r He hail
j palling faets. wjiieh give great fwrre to
the wirjti-ng of Dr. .Madden and I)n
The .ttrr Vlrr.
There Is a prevalent lwJWf that thn
consumption of U-r and light n. .
v'- V' 1'. .',MO,; IHi. U$.
(tV 0; HH3. G.tAjvOA&i. W'Uiln the
xiM)&lmn has only trebleJ in the ls.1
r"ty ar. the consumption of Ihiuor
" ""v if n nrn greater iiwo it w
i'rt - ..ii .
j rfotfof otr age and ooti ntry. Pommrtaf $
" I I i
Atr ivol can tHnk. It takjt a ron"
raiml to abstain.
Ti intnkard is a. warning LftT
Tko "moderator" fc a ilor Wrd.
Wrni many ten Ue times wtnihl
noJ b jo tht yemrw tfcy et tPh
Jm fro int!j OU City tUixmrrl,
. i . .
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, . w. n. umn k uwnToriMni rn vtrfXWs
' VOTi imiB. Bb) 1TK.1 IM ttnltl
-T ' - mmw, ,
"" " tJSO HU K &,
. , ..1 .... t-t. f
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of aortrsenn. AditAn w.
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