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XILK LAND OF DREAMS.
0-land-of droamsl O beautifullandwhlcl
. 'borders tbo unknown shore
Whose realms nro filled 'with the loved ant
lost , whom wo meet on earth no raoro !
Land-where the weary and worn may rest
whore the king and serf lie down ;
Where the serf may walk In realms as fair a
ho who wearcth the crown.
"With tbo loving1 and loved of our youth w <
wander by the golden streams ;
Wo wreck notof care , cf wealth or loss , In tba
beautiful land of dreams.
The maid whom wo loved In halcyon days
whose bed llos under the snow ,
Flits book and forth In the land of dreamt
wif h the beauty of "long ago ; "
Her bright eyes shine with the sparkllni
glance of the olden happy days
And our hearts again renew their youth 'ncatl
the radiance of her1 gaze.
Wo live whole years of Joy at once as the sun
EJS-- light on us gleams ,
Whole years of Joy that have no night , in the
beautiful land of dreams.
The love , the hopes and the knowledge vas
that wo yearn tor In waking hours.
We gather in when we enter there as thoeartl
drinks in the showers ;
Wo climb the hills of the unknown land tin
land by no mortal trod
Behold the palace wherein our homo , whose
builder and maker Is God !
And brightly its walls of jasper shine us the
sunlight on it gleams ;
Its gates of gems and its streets of gold tlia
wo see in the land of dreams.
O land of dreams 1 O mystical land ! bctwcer
the known and unknown ,
There reigns no king In thy vast domain , end
dream is king alone.
Ho knoweth naught of the mystic realm , care.
not where its confines end ;
He asketh not , for upon its shores he meetetl
his long-lost friend !
O land of dreams I O beautiful land , where th (
sunlight ever gleams !
May wo enter the unknown landnamedHcav
en from the beautiful laud of dreams.
THE COLOlfEL'S SECOND WIFE.
"What ! her dowry ten thousand anc
her age under eighteen ! You are i
lucky dog , Hewitt ! Of course , it's i
love match ? "
"I Hatter myself , yes , on the lady' *
part , at least ; " and the speaker , a tall
rather handsome man , drew himself u\
superciliously ; though , in fact , it is s
family arrangement. '
"How is that ? "
"Why , you see , Colonel Harding was
my father , General Hewett's greates
chum. When dying , he left me ani
iny future to the former's guardianship
a trust he saw no better 'nor mon
friendly way of carrying out than by ar
engagement between myself and hi ;
daughter Kate the sole inheritor of i
rich aunt's wealth. "
"Some people fall into pleasan
places , certainly. When is it to be ? '
"In a month. I fancy , since tlu
colonel has been such a dotard as tc
take home a second wife , lie woulc
rather have his daughter's room thai
her company. "
"Possibly. Deuced pretty woman
Mrs. Harding eh ? Very sparkling
self-willed and fast , I'm sure. Wil
want a tight curb , but I will pull hard
I imagine the Colonel- will have his
hands full , and need keep his eyes
open. They have been married a year
and within the last month I have notet
he is preoccupied , -while two wrinkles
have appeared on his forehead. Wher
will these old fellows , " laughed his
friend , "take the * lessons Pope has
so graphically read'us Decembei
must wed May ? Ta , ta ! Remember
I'm booked for the Benedict cere
The two gentlemen between whom
the above conversation passed on the
step of a West End club now parted
the one addressed as Hewett , knowr
among his less familiars as Captain
Hewett , proceeding to go by train
to Colonel Harding's villa , atRich -
Arriving there , in due course , he was
speedily introduced to Mr. and Mrs.
Harding ; after exchanging greetings
with whom he was summoned to see
the colonel in the library. The ladies
were surprised at the haste displayed ,
and could not refrain from remarking
on the subject.
"Whatever is that for ? " Kate re
marked , when the officer had gone.
"To sign your marriage settlement , "
smiled Mrs. Harding.
"Nonsense ! By the way , mamma ,
do you not think papa has looked alter
ed lately ? "
"For many days I have seen it , Kate ,
I fear something is wrong. "
"Then I fancy he might confide it to
you instead of the captain. "
"True ! Mrs. Harding's lips percepti
bly contracted ; then she added : Kate ,
I forgot to tell my maid about the trim
mings for my dress next Friday. Would
you mind doing so ? "
Rising the young girl readily went on
her mission , when the other's entire
manner changed. Her expression be
came grave , perplexed. She cast aside
lier work , and leaned her head on her
"Can my husband possibly suspect ? "
she murmured. "There is a change in
him , Kate sees it , too ! Then there must
be a cause ! Can he have found us out ?
If so , everything is ruined ruined ! "
she paused ; then added "I must be
certain "I will ! "
Hurriedly throwing a shawl of Kate's
that laid on a sofa near , about her , she
passed through-the open glass doors in
to the flower garden.
Going to the side of the villa , cau
tiously she crept through a shrubbery of
lilacs and syringes , until she came
within sight and hearing of the two in
the library , the window of which was
Charles Hewett was leaning back in
a chair ; the colonel , a handsome elder
ly military-looking man , sat by the
table , his brows contracted , his features
expressive of pain and anger blended.
He had evidently been speaking vehe
mently , and exclaimed , as the listener
came within range :
"I wouldn't have believed of her !
Of all women , I would have staked my
life on Constance ! When you hinted
that you had seen a fellow suspiciously
lounging about the villa , I thought
nothfno- about it ; but Jackson , the
underardner ° , declares that it is
The listener became livid with rage.
Her suspicions were well founded.
"What do you intend ' doing ? " " asked
"That's my perplexity ; to accuse her
on the word of an undergardner seems
" and the colonel uneasily
preposterous easily drummed the table with his an
gers. Something must be done , " he said ,
I shall go mad. I can't support
th terriblesSspicion , for-I
confessing it to you , George , who so
soon will oe niy son I love Constance
devotedly. What was that ? Why , the
window is open. Shut it ; we want no
Captain Hewett complied , but before
closing it , leant forth and looked
around. The colonel's wife had Uown.
"If my fine lady would only com
mit herself , ' ' he thought. ' 'Kate would
inherit the colonel's wealth. It is
nothing , " he said aloud , resuming his
Trembling at her narrow escape , Mrs.
Harding hastened from the shrubbery.
Just as she emerged , she ran violently
against a man.
"Robert ! Tell me , what are you do
ing here ? "
"Ten thousand pardons ! I thought ' - '
"Never mind what you thought.
Why are you here ? Quick goto the side
door. If in five minutes I call you ,
come , if npt , go away. "
He raised her hand to his lips.
"How good you are ! " he said. I
only came to say that I have prepared
everthing for our ilight on Friday. "
"Hush ! " she answered , as she fled
from him. <
Five minutes after , the side door
opened , a white hand beckoned , and
soon the stranger was again seated ,
with locked doors , in Mrs. Harding's
The next morning by no means to
the surprise of his wife , the colonel an
nounced that business would take him
to London in the evening , and datain
him until late.
Mrs. Harding expressed her sorrow
at his departure , and begged him to
hasten back. Nevertheless , when she
was alone , she lighted the lamp in her
boudoir , then she retired to a spare
bedchamber just above , from the win-
idowof which she watched. An hour
and a half passed eventless , then a
man's shadow flitted among the trees.
"It is the captain , " thought Mrs.
Harding. "He has selected his proper
sphere. The colonel was too noble for
it. Well , each shall have a suitable re
She waited. So did the captain.
Finally the latter , perhaps imagining
while he watched outside the bird he
would detect enjoying himself within ,
cautiously drew near , and peered into
The temptation was irresistable , Mrs.
Harding noiselessly opened the lattice ,
took up a jug of water standing near ,
and flung out the contents.
There was a muttered curse ; but the
lattice was closed , and the lady's burst
of laughter smothered in her handker
When , ten minutes after , Captain
Hewett looked in at the drawing room
window , from a distance , as he , unob
served , quitted the grounds , ho beheld
Mrs. Harding and his future bride read
ing and working according to their
"It must have been a confounded
housemaid , " he growled. "She couldn't
have seen me. "
He passed on to a break in the boun
dary hedge , by which he quitted the
place and reached the main door.
Had he been a quarter of an hour
later , he would surely have encountered
a gentleman using the same means to
enter it. Quickly , but cautiously , he
made his way to a half decayed elm
tree , at the root of which grew ferns
and burdock. Slipping his hand be
neath there , he drew out a paper , on
which , by the aid of wax taper he
lighted , he read :
"Dearest : At eight on " Friday. The
colonel will be absent. All is pre
Pressing the fragment passionately to
his lips , the man placed a reply in the
same place then withdrew.
It was on the morning of the event
ful Friday that Colonel Harding entered
Captain Hewett's apartment at Rich
"George , " he exclaimed , "no man
was ever in greater perplexity than I.
For the last month I have been engaged
to the Dunderbulls to dinner to-day.
This morning Constance declares
looking well and hearty herself too
ill to attend , but urges me to go. "
"I'll tell you what , colonel , if you
refuse you may only arouse her suspi
cions. You had better , therefore , go ;
and I'll watch for you. Perhaps' this
time something may be discovered. '
"I was thinking , " began the colonel ,
doubtfully , "whether it would not be
best to ask Constance right down to the
"Absurd ! If a woman will stoop to
deceive a husband , she will not hesitate
at a falsehood. "
"That is true. Well , George , let it
be as you say. "
The colonel went to the dinner and
the gentlemen had long been left to
their wine , when a footman whispered
to the officer he was wanted. Making
an excuse , he withdrew ; and found the
captain in the hall.
"Come home , " said the latter ; "I
must speak to you at once. "
The colonel , growing pale , followed
him into the road. v
"What is it ? "
"Bear it like a man , colonel , " re
turned the other. "Your wife is un
worthy your affection ; she has fled with
her lover. I saw them. They are now
in the train going to London. "
And he grasped the hedge , to save
him from falling. Recovering himself ,
his mood changed.
"George ! " he exclaimed fiercely.
"Come , we will follow them. The vil
lain shall answer for the wrong he has
done me ; but tell me all about it. "
The captain stated that a cab had
passed him on the road to the villa.
En it he had recognized a strange gen
tleman and Mrs. Harding. He pur
sued , but only reached the railway
station in time to see them leap into a
Qrst class carriage as the train moved
off.The true statement was this : Capt.
Bewett had seen a fly waiting near the
villa. Concealing himself , he had per
ceived a gentleman , escorting a lady
thickly veiled and cloaked , come
through the break in the hedge , hur
riedly cross the intervening field , enter
bhe cab , and drive off , after giving the
"The railway station for London. "
Had he put his hand out , he could
have stayed them. But that was not
his plan. Let her go beyond recall and
forgiveness , that was what he thought.
Hurrying straight to the dressing
room , the colonel secured his pistols.
"I have never used them against a
fellow-being before , " ho exclaimed ,
very stern and determined , "but a bul
let shall reach his heart or mine. Ono
shall not leave the field. "
"Why , goodness gracious , my love ,
how early you are back ! I hope noth
ing is wrong ! " exclaimed a pleasant
Both gentlemen swupg round on
their heels , with an ejaculation of sur
prise , for there , in the doorway , looking
charming in her evening dress , was
"You here , Constance ? "
"Here ! Why , where should I be ,
dear ? "
The colonel looked at the captain
and vice versa.
"What is the matter ? " asked the
lady ; "and gracious , Edmund , love
what are you going to do with those
pistols ? "
"I I was going , " blurted out the
colonel , half angrilj "to take with them
the life of your lover , Constance ! "
"Mj" lover ! Surely , darling , you
never contemplated suicide ! "
"Suicide ! Constance , can you look
me in the face and say that you have
no other one than I ? "
"Yes there sir ! But can you look
in mine and say you ever were cruel
enough to suspect me of such a sin ? "
The colonel dropped instantly.
"You have ! " she went , on. "Pray ,
on what grounds ? "
"That of a man having been seen to
enter your room , admitted by you , and
in in your supposed flight this night
in a fly with him. "
Mrs. Harding burst into a peal of
"Why , Edmund , that was Kate's
lover ! " she cried.
"Kate's ! " both gentlemen repeated.
"No less. Do not blame the poor
girl , for you yourself have driven her
to this step asking Captain Hewett to
pardon my speaking out , " said the
lady with a malicious twinkle. "Be
cause you loved his father you ordered
your daughter to accept the general's
son. She her heart bestowed else
where said 'nay ; ' you said 'ay. ' When
I became your wife Kate made me her
confidante. I , too , said 'nay ; ' you re
peated 'ay' declaring that you could
not go from your word ; therefore , per
ceiving a gentleman that was true , I
determined to break it for you ; and ,
unwilling that your child , my love ,
should have a less happy life than the
one you made mine , I planned yes , it
was wicked I planned her elopement
with Robert Kenway , the man she
loves. However you may regard it ,
Edmund , I think I have done the girl a
good turn in saving her from an alliance
with an amateur detective. " ( So say
ing she swept the captain a'contemptu-
ous courtesy ) . "I see how all this has
happened ; this gentleman watched
here while you went to dine. Charm
ing ! He waited and spied to see his
own property stolen ! Captain Hewett ,
I compliment you ! Now , gentlemen ,
I will leave you to yourselves. "
She quitted the rooms as she spoke ,
very haughtily , and retired to her own ,
apparently the most injured party.
A brief space after the colonel came
in. "Constance , " he said , "you have
done very wrong. "
"Sir , how have you acted in suspect
ing a wife who was foolish enough to
love you ? " she answered , proudly.
"Do you love me , Constance ? "
"Better than than all the world ! "
was the answer , given between a sud
den burst of sobs ,
A woman's tears were the only ene
mies which had ever beaten the colonel.
He caught his pretty wife in his arms
and cried :
"Constance , forgive me , and let us
say no more about it. "
"And Kate ? " she sobbed.
"I'll pardon her for your sake. "
"You dear , dear Edmund ! There !
That kiss is for a reward. "
And that is how Captain Hewett was
checkmated by the colonel's second
Result of the Election Held on Monday last.
BOSTON , September 8. The Journal's Maine
specials Indicate that all four republican con
gressmen are elected. No democratic state
senators are chosen. The house is over
PORTLAND , Me. , September 8. Portland
jives Robie , ( rep. ) for governor 3,971 ; Red
man , ( dem. ) 3,214 ; scattering 63 ; republican
plurality , 757. In 1880 the republican vote was
5,536 ; democratic vote , 3,303 ; plurality , 334 ,
being 533 plurality , or about the same as in
L883. Long Island is still to be heard from.
Reed , for congress , falls behind , having 37
plurality , exclusive of the Island , but the
iemocrats concede his election and there-
aubllcans claim 500 to a 1,008 majority in the
The republicans claim 16,000 plurality for
Etoble. The democrats concede 13,000. All the
republican congressmen are re-elected. The
itato legislature is strongly republican. It is
impossible to give the congressional result in
Jgures to-night , but estimates based upon the
returns give Reed , ( rep. ) a majority of 600 in
.ho First district , with Dingley , Milliken and
Boutelle re-elected in the Second , Third and
Fourth districts respectively , Boutolle by an
Robie will have over 16,000 plurality In a
tal vote of about 140,000. The gain this
rear will be 16,000 on the gubernatorial vole of
QOnTonight the republicans of Augusta held a
jreat Jubilee over the election. The returns
ivere received at Meonian hall , and speeches
, vere made by citizens and visitors. At 7
j'clock a procession formed on Water street
md marcned to the residence of Elaine , cheer-
ng all along the line. Arriving in Jront of
Blaino's residence the band played and the
rreat crowd shouted for Blaine. In response
Sir. Blaiue advanced to the entrance of his
louse , and addressed the assembled people as
FELI.OW CITIZENS AND OLD FRIENDS : The
epublicans of Maine may well congratulate
iiemselves on the magnificent victory whicK
; hey have won. Four years ago this evening
TO were overwhelmed and humiliated by the
oss of the state. We rejoice now over the un-
mralleled triumph which Is registered by the
: hoice of both branches of the legislature , bv
; he election of all the representatives in con-
jress , of all the county officers In every coun-
; y in the state except one , and by a popular
najority for Governor Robie of perhaps 15-
00 votes. The cause of this democratic over-
hrow , gentlemen , is known to us all. Our-
sanvass has been conducted on one great is-
, uo ; our papers have kept that consequently
> efore the people. Every speaker from every
) latform has enumerated , defined and en-
'orcedit. It is the Issue of protection to
American labor. Tariff has been almost the
inly question discussed in our canvas , and the
> eople have responded nobly.
Those who have never witnessed the
iperation of a harvester and binder will
ie surprised at the rapidity of the work
[ one by them. A driver with his
tinder can go over a field , cut the grain
.nd bind it into bundles as fast as two
aen can stack them.
CBOPS IN GENERAL.
Their Condition a Set JFortZ by the Agricul
tural Department at Washington.
The fcgricnltural department report
for September Is as follows : The product
of winter wheat Is above the average and ie
of general good quality , except when in
jured by sprouting in the shock. The ratio
of the yield is not far from an average oi
thirteen ( bushels per acre. The results oi
the harvest of spring wheat are not yet com
plete and the product cannot be precisely
indicated. It is probable , from the report
of the condition of the crops already har
vested and * threshed , that the aggregate will
vary little from five bundled million bush
els. Reports of much higher figures are
sensational and misleading and utterly un
worthy of credence. The general average
condition , when harvested , is 93 , against 83
last year. The condition is almost identical
with that reported in September.
1879 , the census crop , which yielded
thirteen bushels per acre. In wheat states
the highest condition are California , Wis
consin , Minnesota , -Pennslyvania , Ken
tucky , Tennessee and Oregon. These , with
some of minor production , show figures
higher than the general production , Iowa ,
Nebraska and Kansas standing at 98 : Ohio
and Michigan at 88 ; Indiana at 94 ; Illinois
at 80. The eastern and southern states
range from 81 in Mississippi to 103 in
The corn crop is in better condition than
in any September since 1880. The general
average is 94. It was 84 last September , 83
in 1882 , and 60 in 1881. It promises to pro
duce an average yield of 26 bushels for the
entire breadth , or not less than eighteen
hundred million bushels. It will make the
largest aggregate quantity ever reported in
the history of the cop.
The oats crop average yield on prairie is
about tne same as corn and makes an ag
gregate exceeding five hundred million
bushels. Its condition , when harvested ,
was 95 per cent which is lower than for two
previous years , but higher than for the
prior years since 1878.
Barley averages 97 per cent , against 100
last year and 95 in 1831. It will average
about 22 bushels per acre.
The general average for rye is 96 and for
buckwheat 93 , which indicates a medium
crop of about twelve bushels per acre.
The condition of potatoes average 91
against 95 last -5 ear. It will be an abundant
crop , but not so large as the last. There is
some complaint of rot in New England and
a little in New York. There is a wide range
of condition , running down to G2 in Ohi ,
while it Is 94 in Michigan the same in Penn
sylvania and 86 in New York. There is a
fine crop west of the Mississippi.
The London agent of the department
cables that , as a result of statistical investi
gations , the year will not be one of super
abundance ; that European wheat , though
above the average in product , will be less
than the average of the last two vears. The
European Importing countries need two
hundred and sixty million bushels above
production. The European countries ex
porting can supply eighty millions , leaving
one hundred and eigthy million bushels to
be obtained from other continents. The
stocks are not excessive. There is an in
creased consumption of wheat and it is the
General opinion that the lowest prices have
een reached. Potatoes and rye are less
abundant than last year.
Proceedings of ihe Semi-Annual Meeting of
tlie State Hoard.
The semi-annual meeting of the board of
agriculture was held on the llth at the board
of trade rooms. There were present Presi
dent Dinsmore , Vlce-Presldents Daniel and
McDowell , Treasurer Hartman , Secretary
Furnas , G. W. E. Dorsey , W. H. Barstow , E.
Molntyre , J. B. McDowell , S. M. Banker , L. A.
Kent , Davis Richardson , F. M. Dinning , E. C.
Codman. D. H. Wheeler , M. Dunham. O. M.
Druse. E. N. Grenell , J. Jensen , E. A. Barnes ,
P. R. Greer , J. M. Burks , E. P. Savage.
Treasurer Hartrann moved that McDonald ,
the charioteer , be asked lor a refusal of his
services for fair week next year. Adopted.
Mr. Mclnryre moved that a committee of
three be appointed to pass resolutions upon
the death of W. B. White. Carried , and
Messrs. Mclntyre , Dorsey and Furnas were
A resolution by Mr. Dunham was adopted
fixing the time of holding the next fair to be
gin the day alter the closing of the Iowa fairer
( or on September 6) ) and continue eight days.
Mr. Jensen offered a resolution , which was
adopted , as follows :
Resolved , That bids will be received at the
January , 1SS5 , meeting of the State Board of
Agriculture from duly authorized parties on
behalf of cities of the state desiring the loca
tion of the state fair for five years.
Localities bidding for the location should
send in with their bids a statement of hotel
and railroad facilities , also size of grounds to
be furnished and accessibility of same and
The board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
All bids should be addressed to R. W. Fur
nas , secretary , on or before the annual Janu
ary meeting , 1885.
Mr. Wheeler offered a resolution which was
adopted , thanking Hon. B. G. Northrop for
bis address , soliciting a copy and ordering the
usual number printed.
FLOUR Wheat per 100 a * 2 25 © 2 75
FLOUK Rye per KJO n > s 1 40 © l 75
BRAN Per ton 11 03 @ 11 50
WHEAT No. 2. _ 59 © 59
BARLEY No. 2. . . . 044@ ! 55
RYE No. 3 89 © 39
CORN No. 2 mixed 40 © 40
OATS No. 2 24 © 24
BUTTER Creamery. 20 © 23
BUTTER Choice dairy. 14 © 17
GRAPES Per pound. 5 © 0
EGGS Fresh 15 © 16
3NIONS" Per bbl 200 © 250
SHICKEXS Per doz , live. 225 © 250
A.PPLES Barrels 275 © 3 50
PEACHES Per box 12.5 © 150
POTATOES Per bushel 30 © 40
roMATOES Per bushel 40 © 00
SEEDS Timothy . ' 190 © 200
SEEDS Blue Grass 175 © 200
SEEDS Hungarian 115 © 125
IAY Balled , per ton 8 U ) @ 9 00
iVHET No.2 Spring &t © 85
JOHN No.2 CO © Cl
) ATh Mixed Western 34 © 35
'OKK New Mess 17 25 @ 17 50
"LOUR Winter 475 © 550
i'LOUR SpniJg 3 75 © 4 M
VHEAT Perbusliel 78 © 7(5 } $
toux Per bushel 54 © 55
> ATS Per bushel 24 © 24
'OISK 10 00 © 1(5 ( 50
'VRD 727H& 730
IOGS Pckg and sbipp'g 5 M ) © 635
SATTLI : Exports 050 © 7 00
HEEP Medium to good 2W & 450
FITEAT Per buslftsl 70 ; 77
IORN- Per bushel 4V/
ATS Perbubhel 2(5 ( ©
SATTLE Exports 640 © 675
HEEP Medium 2 50 © 375
toes Packers 5 W © C 25
fHEAT Per bushel 56 © 53"
ORN Per bushel 41" © 41i }
LV.TS Per bushel 21 © 22
'ATTLE ' Exports 6 00 © 6 30
Iocs Medium to peed 515 © 585
HEEP Fair to good 3 00 © 3 50
LOUR Colorado 185 © 223
LOCK Nebraska 275 < & 400
'HEAT Colorado 1 10 © 1 40
ORN Per 100 Os 115 @ 120
ATS Neb. white , per 100 Iba. 1 35 © 1 40
IAY Per ton baled 10 00 © 11 00
UTTER Neb. dairy , perIb. . . 14 © 13
A. Brave Consul.
Acting Secretary of State Davis has sent
ie following commendatory letter to United
bates Consul Frank H. Mason , who has re
tained at 3Iarseilles during the cholera epi-
emic in that city and in Toulon :
"I take pleasure In expressing the high ap-
reciation of the department for the courage
and devotion you have evinced by continuing
at your post during the prevalence of the
scourge which has visited those cities , in tlu
face of the danger with which you were sur
rounded since its outbreak. Your report is
exceedingly Interesting and the information
it conveys is of a very useful character. "
HORROR AT SEA ,
Cannibalism of the Greely Expedition Com
A London dispatch says : A case of miser ;
at sea which so exceeds in ghastly horror th <
cannibalism of the Grecly expedition , if
brought to light by the arrival at Falmouth ol
the German bark Montezuma , from Rangoon
having on board the survivors of the wreck ol
the yacht Mignonteo , wrecked in the Indian
ocean , June llth. Captain Dudley , two sea
men and a lad named Parker got into a small
boat. For provisions they had merely a few
turnips and no water. 'They subsided for five
days on the turnips , and on the fifth they
caught a small turtle , they had been terribly
tortured by thirst , and on the eighth day
their suffering became so maddening that
they began drinking brine , which prac
tice they continued until rescued. By
the tweltth day there was absolutely noth
ing left to eat in the boat. The boy , Parker ,
was the weakest , and It was evident that ho
was slowly dying. The others hungorlngly
watched his symptoms of dissolution. On the
twentieth day , after the entire party had been
without a particle of food for eight days , the
captain hastened young Parker's death by
opening a vein in his arm. The three sur
vivors eagerly drank the boy's blood as it
gushed from his arm , and cut his flesh from
his bones and ate It uncooked but with some
degree of moderation , the captain keeping
posocssion of the carcass and serving out to
himself and sailors only such daily rations as
were necessary to prolong their wretched ex
istence in this way until July , when they were
Been and rescued by th Mont zuma
Training of Children.
Detroit Free Press.
As soon as your little lass can prattle
and run about teach her order , cleanli
ness , neatness and economy. The second
end you can commence almost at birth.
Buy her some toys dolls , a house and
cradle , if possible supply her with a
place to put them in , nor suffer any
member of the family to disturb or ap
propriate that place. As soon as she
is tired of her playthings make her
carefully dust and and stow them neat
ly away in their proper places. This
will teach her order and punctuality.
As she advances give her lessons in
sewing and making garments for her
dolls , also to make curtains , carpets
and xipholstery for the chairs , sofas and
ottomans , and arrange them properly ,
to keep the house clean and the doll's
also. By this you will lay the founda
tion of a'good , sound , practical domes
tic education , and will soon discover
all the elements of a well-ordered and
regulated system pervading every ac
tion and movement of your little pu
If your daughter is the only one , do
not let her at any time pine for com
panionship. Set aside your domestic
cares for the time being , become a child
again for a brief space , throw off your
womanly reserve , romp and play , dance
and sing as merrily as in childhood's
days. Br this you will soon become
conservant with all the ins and outs of
your child's disposition , inclinations
and natural abilities. This same rule
applies where the family is numerous
and which , if practically carried out ,
will save you a vast amount of trouble
and anxiety , as well as a lifetime of do
mestic misery and continual misunder
standing for them when they enter up
on the duties of mature life. Commence
as early as possible , that is , as soon as
old enough , to instruct her to perform
light household requirements ; then in
troduce her to the kitchen. Make her
acquainted with the art of preparing
and cooking a dinner without extrava
gance and needless waste , instill into
mind "that willful waste makes woful
want , " show her how to go to market
pay ready money and select a goot
and reasonable article at a fair ant
reasonable price. Let her avoid credit
in every way , and make her distinctly
understand the tradesman cannot af
ford to trust his goods unless the extn
price of each article will cover all the
expenses arising from giving such long
credit , consequently the consumer wil *
have to pay for all. By teaching your
daughters these plain , unvarnished but
wholesome truths you confer a lasting
boon upon them better than all the
riches this world can give.
Teach her how to dress neatly , pret
tily and inexpensively. Do not permit
her to be guided by this or that fashion ,
but' wear as good clothing as your
means admit , but on no account be
yond what you can afford. See that
the colors of her dresses harmonize with
her complexion , and above all , let it be
a style suitable to the age , figure and
position of the wearer. These things
taught in childhood are seldom , if ever ,
forgotten , and form the basis for a
noble-minded , intelligent economical
and domesticated woman. Her educa
tion must not be forgotten , nor books
at a light , empty and frivolous tendency
permitted , from her nursery picture
books to the literature supplied as she
nears maturity. Let them be of a
shoice and select character , not that I
speak against a good , sparkling novel
t > y a reputable author ; far from it. It
is the light , foolish , cheap readings that
[ condemn. These have led many a
jirl from the paths of duty and self-re-
pect , and it would be a great blessing
f every honest man and woman would
: hrow"them in the fire as soon as they
ire brought into the > r houses ; also en-
jourage your children to practice
nusic , whether vocal or instrumental ,
md if you have no voice , and may not
> e much ear , you can let them see how
ntich you appreciate and approve of
heir efforts. It has a wonderful effect
his uniting and blending of the youth-
ill voices , more especially in the home
md at our own fireside. It produces
L love for the roof tree , be it ever so
inruble. And when in after years seas
> art your darlings from you the- will
rften recall those happy , peaceful days
ind cling with affection of the deepest
ind holiest character to the fond re-
aeinbrances of the sweet hymns of
raise that ascended to heaven as with
me accord they blended their voices
vith yours in the soft evening twilight
.t the old house at home. Mothers ,
.ttend to these sacred duties , remem-
icr your teaching are not for a day ,
tut will live through all time to be 'a
dessing or a curse to unborn genera-
ions , for as you sow the seed so surely
hall the harvest be.
London. OLD AUNT PATTIE.
A GOOD judge of mutton ought to be
An Old Story of Daniel Webster.
Every one who has read George Tick-
nor Curtis' "Life of Daniel Webster"
will remember John Taylor , Mr. Web
ster's tenant and factotum at Franklin ,
N. H. , and Robert wise , the old revo
lutionary soldier who came home from
the war with Capt. Ebenezer Webster ,
Mr. Webster's father , and built for him
self a little cottage one corner of the
Webster farm , where ho lived and died.
Skirting the Webster property , and
passing by the spot where Robert Wise
took up his humble abode , there had
long been a ferry-way , leading to a
ferry across the Merrimac river. The
ferry was established during the last
century , and after Robert Wise had
lived there for some time it came to bo
called Wise's ferry. The ferry-way
was originally fenced on both sides , and
it ran between the Webster farm and a
farm belonging , at the time of which
we are about to speak , to Deacon Far
ley. The fence on Webster's side of
the ferry-way had been allowed to fall
into decay , but the fence on the Farley
side had been well kept up. In the
year 1848 , after a bridge had been built
across the river , the town voted to dis
continue the ferry-way and the ferry ,
and the land reverted , of course to the
original owner. Deacon Farley , as
suming that the land belonged to him
self , removed all traces of the fence on
his own side , and included the whole
of the land in his own territory up to
the line where the Webster fence form
Mr. Webster came up to Franklin
soon after this had been done and was
greatly incensed by what he saw. He
ordered John Taylor into his sitting-
room and said to him sternly : "John
Taylor , how came you to stand still
and let Deacon Farley steal my land ? "
Mr. Webster was in one his blackest
moods. Poor Taylor was frightened ,
for in all his life he had never seen his
great friend in such a towering pas
sion. Mr. Webster ordered him in
tones of thunder , to bring Deacon Far
The deacon came , and he , too , was
saluted with a burst of wrath that made
him tremble. He modestly replied that
he believed the land was his ; but Mr.
Webster could not be pacified.
Thereupon the deacon and John Tay
lor jumped into a wagon and drove in
great alarm to see a young lawyer of
the name of Pike ( now senator in con
gress from Xc\v Hampshire , ) who lived
two and a half miles up the river.
They told Pike he must go down and
see Mr. Webster and explain the matter.
Pike went , but as soon as lie was in
Mr. Webster's presence the latter
roared out : "Young man , did you
advise Deacon Farley to steal my
land ? "
' 'No sir , " said Pike , I did not. But
if the statements that were laid before
me arc true , the land belongs to the
"Well sir , " replied Webster , "if I
can iind a lawyer in this county , I shall
bring an action. "
"There is no need of that , Mr. Web
ster , " said Pike. "I will get the proper
documents and submit them to you , if
you will hear me , and I believe that
yon will be convinced that the land is
not yours. "
"You are a bold man , sir , if you pro
pose to leave this case to me , " said
Mr. Webster. "But do as you please ,
I give you fair warning that I consider
this land mine , and I will fight for
every inch of my father's property. "
Pike went away and procured a copy
of the record which showed the laying
out of the ferry-way , and that all the
land was taken from the property of
Farley's grantor , and none of it from
the Webster property , a copy of the
vote of town discontinuing the ferry ,
find an afiidavit of a former tenant of
Webster's showing that the fence on
the Webster side had been removed ,
: ind the whole ferry-way taken into the
Webster field. The strip of land which
the discontinuance of the ferry-way
took oft' from what Mr. Webster had
already regarded as his own property
axtended the whole length of one of his
When Pike submitted the documents
to Mr. Webster , the latter read them
rery carefully , and then said : "Mr.
Pike , in half an hour the jury will be
ready to render their verdict. Go and
* et Deacon Farley , that he may hear
In half an hour Pike returned with
: he deacon , who expected nothing but
i repetition of what he had met before.
"Gentlemen , " said Mr. Webster ,
'hearken to the verdict. The jury find
; hat the land is Deacon Farley's and
s not the land of Daniel Webster. So
iays the foreman , so say all the jury.
Ind now , Deacon Farley , I have an
ipology to make to you for having
reated you very roughly. But I
icver dreamed that this land was not
L part of my father's farm , and you
: now what my affection for this prop-
rty is. I was very angry , but I hope
ou will excuse me. "
The Peanut Crop.
With profoundest satisfaction we are
nabled to inform our readers that the
Lmerican peanut crop this year prorn-
: es to be enormous , in fact the largest
ver raiaed , amounting , at a moderate
stimate , to 3,500.000 bushels , while ,
I the weather should continue favor-
ble , it rnav mount to the unprecedent-
d figure ol 4,000,000 bushels , a gain of
liirty-three and one-third per cent up-
n the best yield of any previous year
i our industrial history. The Ameri-
an peanut exerts an important inllu-
nce upon the American people , and
tie larger the crop the more potent ,
aturallv , would be the iniluence.
Mrs. Van Cott , the revivalist , has
een engaged in her special work for
ineteen years. She is now in her fifty-
mrth year , and says she is the spiritual
tether of 40,000 souls.
There are now in the United States
LO Young Men's Christian Associa-
ons , with a membership of 103,137.
hey own eighty buildings and § 8,956-
15 worth of real estate.
Let not any one say that he cannot
overn his passion , nor "hinder" them
orn breaking out and carrying him to
ction ; for what he can do before a
rince or a great man. he can do alone ,
r in the presence of God , if he will.
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