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1 Ifuiiie Manacer. ' '-. - . :; -' ' . ,-.
In Alter Years!
,!h will mis- im? Who will tniwi us ?
'When wo ve pa-scti from earth wy?
,n nil r - " D
the col.l and silent clay?
nL i i w ill
miss us ? Who will mis u
t;- ... .
,'.'. will pause, an.l f..r our memory,
,',vrur tomb dnp loving team?
,,, will niWs n? Who will miss us
Ill i'1' ' '""'n
t'ter vears 7
t'l UUSV tfl line.
world of v.xre anl sorrow.
I '" , .i..J A,l.lnftrif
I tl l- " - --
J h , will cherish, f'nl in Memory,
it'i wor.t. a r action.
MMv.me lou departed year?
JlIH w ill miss u! Life-sfirtiatniHMon,
! our ir.emory k!j:U Lk buried,
jp! ..Mivion's tiepthless sea!
lt, vlull fpel his course aa rapid,
'I n -h ill live and die the ame;
v-Vl our deeds of love shall perish,
i Vs ,,ur rt-.,rN and our name!
within tl.-rcat Hereafter,
tiii llare of the Ix.rd.
vlii ur deitls of love ami duty,
"fia:i!l refivo their just reward !
It w.is almost lark. The last rays
1 1 1.
. departing Mm mew a luriu
oa the wavy mass of clouds
71 .t tin r,Hl the western horizon as l
drew n in oa a slight Knoll that
ia irked tin gran i expense of level
if dri . L'-aning buck in my sad
dle I was proiouiully impressed
with tfe dMthly tillius that
-tvnied t hold supreme reign.
Hi- y tell us nf d.i-hing eascules,
ri'i-'hty eat tr.iets, and vivid cvn-s
.4 1 re the human mind is humbled
tii.n its Maker. We know there
jcIi; but in the very suunc
1. hi -Teat plain you seem
,,I ,v something s soieinn, mm
'Urwith sweet and hallowed in
Ct.ir.itioti. that vu feel very near
Infinite One. I U-lieve that
th; re i
1 no one, nowever, const 1
b:it exmriences a mental
i h.tne after the mantle of night has
r.Ufn iiiKHi him. Tho mind is r-
itxel fruin its daily routine, and
hi'-onies pei-uliarly sensitive to an
hi .I'M-ribabh tetKierm-ss which per
vades it, with a vague- longing to
kn w something of the beyond.
iWhilo I yet Mngertsl, musing, my
eye was add"nly arrested by a Iiu
111 n iiabitatiou. Saj.posing it to
l.e a:i Indian hut (being several
liijndred miles from white settle
ments) I resolvcil to reeonnoiter,
and if it was deserted, spread my
Mmkets beneath roof for the
night. Although h .r lly more than
iiai'o. distunt. 1 slowlv made my
way to it. On nearer view I felt j
4re that it was deserteti. cupping j evening. 1 went my rounu m pu
froin mv hor.-e, I allowed him to t tients, and returned to my office at
crop the tender herbage while 1 con-
turned mv survey o
l mv surveyor tne prenii.-es
I. was about to occupy. 1 In even
i3X shadows had deepened fast.
Stepping to the door, I knocked.
Ail was silent. I opened the door
: jul cautiou.-Iy
entered. I or a mo
Ifiellt 1 colli. i
!4tt a window.
under which stood a
narrow bed or
cot. I was momen-
however, by a fce-
?le voire ine(edi!i.r from the direc
tion of the bed, as it" overjoyed:
"jlVmie; come at last!"
44 ho are you V" 1 answered.
"Come hither, stranger," returned
the same voice. "Will you ngnt
the candle on the shelf near you ?"
"Feeling along the wall, 1 soon
fknd a candle, with matches near
lv, ami the light soon showed my
' -tWoundings. 'A table, a couple of
and the cot previously men
tioned, upon which lay a man hag
jranl with suffering, but still hand
sale were all I saw. Advancing to
tk' bedside I kindly asked, "Are
yi:i ill, my friend?"
r'Ys," he replied wearily, "I am
iX now, but will soon be better. I
tun so glad you have come," die
uilh-d; "I bad "thought to pass the
remainder of my bitter days alone,
if.it the all seeing Kye has marked
;t fetter course. I Jut I can aid Xo,
:o, that is past! Mine has been a
liiitercup. it is a long story and
itiytoie is brief." He looked up
iji my i..ce with a searching glance,
if to -.ttisfy himself as to whether
1' was ui h trusted.
Although it was clearly apparent
that his mind was unimpaired, yet
l'was satisfied that it would soon bo
oyer with him for this world. He
Was silent a few moments. I drew
a 'seat to the bedside, ami waited
i "Hut a few years since," he Ix-gan
Vith quivering lips, "I was a young
practicing physician in a beautiful
cjty of my native State. My list
o)T patients was large, my losses few,
my prospects bright, and I was cou
riered one-of the most skillful and
eminent physicians in the State.
At this time my professional duties
fere called in requisition by a fam
iy of my intimate friend. The
family in question consisted of an
aun; and two nieces of great wealth.
Uaecf the nieces, Mary Atherton,
and 1 had long been engaged. My
tunc here is limited," he added,"
arter a painful hesitation, "and I
can tell you nothing of her loveli
rjess cither of form or soul. But in
jWieeio her memory I will say,
that her mind was retined to a de
STee excelled only, by a beauty re
icarkable beyond description.
S "It was an Angus, evening an
evening like this, that I hurried
ior.g the well known way. My
fcars, however, were soon at rest,
the case only proving to be
a serious cold, that had been con
tracted by Mrs. Gray, the aunt,
that would yield at once to proper
rtinedies. After giving directions
to treatment, I withdrew to the
parlor, leaving the care of my pa
tient with a woman who had been
3 nurse in the family for many
years. I was soon joined by the
young ladies, Katy and Mary
Atherton. These two sisters were
""try nearly alike in size and form,
J)oth&haieIy and beautiful, never
lacking a throng of admirers,
presently, Katy went out, and I
drew a low ottoman to Marv's feet.
favorite scarf, of varied colors.
tastefully crossed her shoulder and
n.iatfd downward in my face.
i I i-aii Lnrtw Hoar Pnnl- uho
aJd. 'that I have had a strange pre-
sentiment oi some impending evil,
of si terrible calamity that is about
-I - if i
torw?fall me? I know that I am
very foolish she added, smiling at
my startled iook, -dui men, you
know that you have always Indulg
od and ever cherished my most in
I cannot deny your impeach
ment 1 returned half playfully,
hut this will bo an exception,
It seems strange that I cannot
banish these sill v thousrhts : but
they have continued to press upon
my mind until it seemed my worst
ft-ars were about to be realized. I
fear my aunt will dm? For this
reason.' she continued, drawing my
hf-ifl npjiror her side. I sent in
haste for you. and and oh. Frank,
it has seemed that 1 needed you
who are wise and strong, to protect
me from some terrible peril!'
44 Tears sprang to my eyes. What
could touch my tenderest impulse
like the full enjoyment of this con
fidence? My dearest,' 1 murmur
L what can have caused this sin-
mi ar fancv to rrain possession of
vour mind ?'
44 48he smiled at her earnestness,
hardlv seeminrr to understand her
own feelings. At an early hour my
duties called me elsewhere, and I
rose to go. I was wishing the last
good-by, when she called me, saying
merrily, 4 Why, r ranic, you nave
fonrottcn that 1 must sing for you.
How is this?' and she seated herself
at the niano. I stole back to her side
onlv too triad to linger through mo
ments that were golden. She was
a fine singer and player, and as the
hvmbook lav open at our tavonte,
XVnrer. mv God to Thee. she ran
her lin "era over the keys, while the
instrument seemeu to tremoie anu
sob wildlv. When her own sweet
voice arose, it blended in one sweet
strain of melody, thrilling, trcmb
lin". ouiverinsr uion the evening
siir: then dving away with a wail,
luth lunntiful and solemn. Her
whole being. seemed drawn upward,
ami floated away in beautiful accorU
with this sad and touching hymn
nf reverent tenderness. Leaning
nver her scat, mv head sank down-
w-a ri 1 ns I camrht the infection of
her own feelinirs. and as the last
notes died away, rested upon the
senrf that crossed her shoulders.
" 4 Iv own treasure.' I said ten
derly, 4 why do you let these need
less thoughts trouble you so deeply?'
She smiled through her tears.
"'You must never allow my
foolish fancies to disturb you,' she
siido-ailv: I daresay they will
' be disnelled by brighter
thoughts.' So we parted for the
:i :uc nour. -iv jeeiioa
a . T A. x 1 . - -m a I "" n
mixture of happiness and apprehen-
sinn. Afnrv never was in oeuer
hialth- From what source could I
.h-rive anv uneasiness? I smiled at
mv own fears.
44 Late the following evening I
visited the residence of Mrs. Gray
irr-iin. more important cases
h?ul claimed mv attention till that
hour. I was admitted, expecting
to find the family had retired, with
the exception of Mrs. Marston, the
nurse. The passage to Mrs. Gray's
room led through the drawing
room, where I paused, glancing
through the open doorat my patient.
From nn onoosite door ;uary
Yjjg-(OH eniereu, Wltlliuy latuuic
advanced to a high bookcase and
irw fmm the ton a vial. Uoing to
the bedside she sprinkled a part of
the contents into a spoon ana oe-
nAsitPfl the same in a goDiet con-
tainina quieting potion, remark-
in" IIow careless in me to forget
tho'e powders the doctor left with
me" Replacing the vial, she retir-
lontlv ns she entered. As I
approached the bedside Mrs. Mar
ston greeted me with a nod. 4She
is sleeping, sir,' she said, in an un
dertone; 4 your prescription acted
!" I smiled and took up the quiet
in" potion. I felt sure that the
powder referred to by Mary, was
nbver given to any person by me
to my recollect ion. vu iuim: v
amination my heart's pulsations
were suddenly checked, and I
thought I should strangle. With a
strong effort I found my way to the
vSal on the book-case. The vial held
ufsemc. For an instant my senses
Whirled, and I grasped the stand
for support. . '
44 4 Why, Dr. Clement what is the
inalter ?' inquired Mrs. Marston, in
eVident alarm at my agitation.
j 44 4 Certainly, lt was Miss Mary,
who had forgotten certain direc
tions left previously with her by
you. Poor man, you are over-task-in"
yourself in behalf of others.'
" With difficulty I arose and said,
calmly 4 1 see, Mrs. Marston, that
qur charge is better and I would
ask that you alone prepare with
your own hands, such nourishment
as you deem suitable to Mrs. Gray's
j 44 Taking the. glass, I threw out
the deadly contents at an open win
dow. Tne nurse stared in bewil
derment, as I. turned to leave the
, ".Is that all, doctor?'
44 4 That is all !' Once in the open
air I tried to think, but my mind
seemed paralyzed my brain refus
ed to act. My very soul was stunn
ed by this terrible blow.
44 lt was near the same hour on
the following evening I wa3 again
admitted to the residence of Mrs.
Gray. I seemed to move as if in a
dream. Passing into the drawing
room I saw Mary Atherton, and the
same scene was enacted before my
eyes as that of the foregoing even
in". The only difference was the
surprise indicated on the face of the
hurse, and the spoon containing the
poison was placed in the empty
goblet without any concealment on
the part of the poisoner. At sight
of Miss Atherton I trembled from
head to foot ; my senses whirled,
and for a moment everything be-
scarf carefully wrapped about ner you expect to ootain, or wnac enus
head and partly concealing her you expect to encompass, I warn
n4iturps therebv. She immediately you that my blood is upon your
ic.ime dark. With a strong endeav
or to conquer my feelings, I entered
I tfie rnnm ATir Tt?onf txraa clfrv.
insr quietly, and 3Ira Marston was
at her benside. The latter arose
and said in a whisper : Miss Mary
was -here a moment ago with the
Fame injunction as that of last even
ing. What means this mystery,
doctor?? i ' -
It means, I said hoarsely, 'that
she has come on a rhission of death.'
"The woman ya3 dumb with
horror and amazement. I pointed
silently to the glass containing the
poison. She mecnanicaiiy oDeyea
j the motion of mjl hand. At first
she refused the evidence of her own
eyes. I turned and said abruptly--
, " I shall call Vagain to-morrow
afternoon, and L would request,
Mrs. Marston, that you are present
I in the drawing room, during my
"To avoid further conversatfon
on this painful subject, I withdrew
at once. It is needless for me to
detail my sufferings: 1 will pass
them by, for they Hre nearly over.
At the appointed ihour on the fol
lowing afternoon.tr was again in
the elegant drawing-room or JUrs.
Gray's mansion. 4 What pleasant
associations, and how many happy
recollections endeared this room to
me! I tried to nerve myself lor
the coming ordeal, ;but my hand
shook as if receivinga shock from
an electric battery Presently Mary
Atherton entered, and with a smile
that sent a thrill to ipy heart, saiu
gayly : , .f
4 1 see to-tlay you are here in
time, sir. 1 esterday whj, h rank,
are you ill ?' and she paused in the
centre of the room. f
44 4 Further friendly communica
tion is unnecessary, Miss Atherton,
since the rqil knowieuge or your
character shows you capable of a
deed bf terrible blackness,' I said,
44 4 What do you wish to insinu
ate. Dr. Clement r1 she demanded,
with flashing eye and quivering
lip. I -
44 1 insinuate noming,-j.uiss aiii-
crton,' I returned, haughtily, but
with a deathly ,chiii aoout tne
heart; I am not iin insinuating
man. I take thig opportunity of
makimr vou aware that your.mes-
sengers have failed in their mission
of death: that your, crime is fully
known, and that my assertions are
confirmed by this j lady,' pointmg
to Mrs. Marston, who was pale ana
44 As God is my judge, it is true,
Miss Mary, that I Saw you twice
plaoe a deadly poison in the prepa
ration the doctor left for your aunt !
Would I had never lived to see the
child I nursed iri iny own arms
o-iilltv nf saieh n. flfWl Tho noor
woman wrung her nands in ner ag
m a '
ony of grief. I
" It cannot be denied,' 1 said,
hurriedly,- every word rending my
very soul. 4 that you are an attempt
ed murderess, and j must leave this
house forever.' . ii
44 Her face blanched to a deathly
whiteness, hor eyes Were fixed in a
vacant elare. her-lips were stony
and rigid, and her sjender form in
voluntarily quivered as if a thou
sand daggers had pierced it at once.
I reeled against tji.e wall tor sup
port, and it was some moments
before the deep silence was broken.
44 It was broken at last, and with
out stirring a muscle, without any
apparent movement of the lips, in
tones that w ere rendered awfully
distinct by the stillness that reign-
uvi , xcii j auoimvu . , tv vj-v.v
hands!' - ;
"l nastuy wunarew irom ine
room, the words still ringing in my
ears,noi oniy men,- out iur jews
alter, inougn ine ueeu was never
expostnl, and Mary Atherton left
her home, it was a matter of intense
regret to her friends, who knew
nothing of what had passed in that
mansion, lvaiy .inerion, uname
to find rest elsewhere, assumed the
duties of nurse at her aunt's bedside,
where she remained both night and
day, until wholly prostrated her
44 It was about this time that my
' ii. i i ir
services were again icaneu 10 -airs.
Gray. The cause was no mystery
to me. Overwhelming grief, com
bined with an utter inability to
battle against the, world, had con-
signed poor Mary I Atherton to the
insane asylum. She inherited her
property at the deceaseof her aunt,
and this was the;ohly supposable
reason for Jier wicked attempt on
her life. !
44 It was a late Hour in the even
ing when I agaiq found myself at
the Gray mansion. Passing into
the hall, I was startled to discover
it was the same hour as had marked
my previous visits A thrill shot
through my heart as I stepped into
the drawing-room. By some strange
coincidence, I paused in the centre
of the room, and looked again
through the open door. Mrs. Mars
ton was sitting near the bedside,
and Mrs. Gray appeared to slumber.
In a moment the door opposite was
swung wide open, and Mary Ath
erton entered the room. My heart
gave a great bound i and then stood
still. She i advanced to the book
case, and without single tremor,
re-enacted the same scene as previ
ously given. Thei scarf of varied
colors was folded id the same man
ner about the head and face, as on
that occasion, jj
44 Mrs. Marston iseemed transform
ed to stone, unable to speak or
move, as the girl j advanced with
the, vial of poison in her hand.
Although greatly flgitated by what
I saw, I returned fat once to the
hall, passed around to the opposite
door, and entered Mrs. Gray's room.
Mary AthertonS' had replaced the
vial, and was.leavihg the chamber.
We met face to fac.
44 4 May I inquire Miss Atherton,'
I said, calmly, ?your intention
44 She gave nq hed to my ques
tion, but attempted to pass me. I
extended my hand,1 and touched the
scarf. "It fell from the face, reveal
ing Katy A (her ton! -
44 Although dumb. with astonish
ment, I saw ata glajice that the
girl was not in hr right mind. 4 She
' '.i Hi-
i " S t:
is insane,' I said, in a hoarse whis
per : ' will you follow her ?' Mrs.
Marston complied. But she was not
It all came cut. It seemed that
Katy inherited from her father
somnambulistic fits. Of late years
she had not been troubled, save on
rare occasions, like the instance
given. On the first evening, she
herself had left the vial of arsenic
on the bookcase, and it only recurred
to her memory after she had retired
for the night. Her fears began to
rise, for she conjectured that the
nurse would find it and place it
with the medicine, and perhaps
make use of it, supposing it to be a
medical powder left by the doctor.
With her mind in this condition
she fell asleep, only to arise and
don her sister's garments (for they
occupied the same room) even to
the scarf, for a visit how fatal !
' Her thoughts had become con
fused, and instead of removing the
poison, she administered it in the
very manner she feared would be
employed by Mrs. Marston. After
performing the act, it was natural
that a renewal should follow. It
was a fearful disclosure of a terrible
truth. For a time it seemed my
own reason would desert me, under
this strain of mental anguish. I
felt that my life only could com
pensate in any degree for the one I
had so cruelly blighted.
44 With this firm resolve, I deter
mined to pass the remainder of my
lue near the one so dear to me, so
that no kindness within my power
should he withheld. It was the
following afternoon, when I found
myself at the asylum on street
I rang the bell.
44 4 Can I see the attending physi
cian?' I inquired.
44 4 He is busy, sir.'
44 Here is my-card.'
44 4 Ah ! yes. sir. Walk into the
44 'Why, Clement, old fellow, is
it you ? I hardlv knew you. Have
you been ill?'
44 4 May I inquire of Miss Ather
ton?' I asked, with a choking sen
sation I could not repress.
- 44 4Miss Atherton? Ah, yes, that
beautiful young lady,' said the doc
tor, his brow clouding for a mo
ment. 4 Yes, Clement, she is a young
lady of rare talents. In the after
noon of each day she arranges her
toilet with the utmost care, and pro
ceeds at once to the parlor piano.
Until recently, we have been great-
ly troubled to supply her wardrobe
with a certain scarf, a very rich ar
ticle of peculiar color, that we hn
ally obtained from her own home.
She seats herself at the piano and
plavs in a touching manner and
brings tears to the driest eye. Here
she remains as if waiting some one,
with anxious glances, through the
window. At last she grows inex
pressiblv sad. and her voice will
quiver and break. Suddenly she
springs from her seat, but is imme
diately transhxed by some ooject.
When aroused from this deathly
position, she immediately begins to
rave and make attempts upon her
life. I trust, Doctor, that you will
not attach too great blame to us,
when I tell you she escaped this af
ternoon. During her stay here, all
hearts have been won by her pitiful
condition, and confinement seemed
too cruel. It is to be hoped, how
ever, Doctor, that no injury will re
sult to her from this unfortunate
circumstance. Our assistants are in
search of the missing lady.' The
i sjjcaaci iu hic vjk.1i v iuviw vir j..
he said, and turned toward tne ooor.
With unsteady steps I arose to fol
low. A procession of men with low
and reverent tread, slowly moved
Ud tne avenue, us it oeatn v m-
quired the physician, in a tone of
awe. -jLiisueain; a Kuiie mrougn
"A little crimson stream ebbed
from the snowy folds of muslin, ran
across the bosom, and fell upon a
scarf of varied colors. I tried to
move, to cry out, to throw myself
at the side oi one 1 had so cruelly
wronged. With the utmost gentle
ness they solemnly bore her way.
The physician extended his hand,
and at the touch I rushed away,
shrieking like a madman."
Observing that the speaker was
nearly overcome by his feelings, I
threw wide open the window to ad
mit the evening air.
Can you wonder that after Ivaty
and her aunt crossed the 4valley of
shadows,' I longed to move away
from the world, to leave all sounds
that jarred upon my soul? Through
the weary years that have followed,
my life has not been devoid of hap
py moments, of peaceful reflections.
I look back to that last evening,
when she believed that I was good
and true, and live over again that
liannv scene, until it seems I hear
her sweet voice again, dying away
in that beautiful hymn, that is ever
ringing in my ears, 'Nearer, my
God, to Thee.' Stranger, can you
1 bowed an affirmative.
"I had thought it would do in
place of a prayer," he said, quietly.
krriiot if vvrmld hrincr IvipL- tfiA Inst,
happy scene, and leaving out the
bitter part, would speed my spirit
to the other shore."
My voice rose soft and full, and
the hymn that has become dear to
many hearts, floated out at the
open window7 and was borne away
on the stillness of the night air.
When it sank away in mournful
cadences, a smile played over his
features. I turned toward him, but
he was gone, and all was hushed
again in stillness.
There may be found in the midst
of a great plain a little green plot,
where the sunshine never fails, a
rude board, nameless and dateless,
but bearing the beautiful and sim
ple inscription, "Nearer, my God,
-UifCLE Phillip leaves a pile.
44 Black Phillip," an eccentric colored
died the other day, and just before be
left, he told his relatives to dig at a cer
tain spot in rear of his log cabin. After
digging down nearly four feet, a copper
kettle was unearthed which contained
twenty-seven pounds of gold, silver and
copper coin, all of old date, amounting
in value to about $200.
mati in Kark'n toiiiiLV. if ait aiiiu.
r Queer Epitaphs.
A correspondent sends the fol
lowing to the Boston Journal:
From a 14 Book of -Epitaphs,
Quaint, Curioas arai. Elegant," re
cently published in England, I se
lect a few which may, be new and
interesting to some of your readers.
The necessity of rhyme is well
illustrated by the following touch
ing epitaph :
Under this stone, aged three score and
Lie the remains of William Wood-Hen'.
N. B. For Hen. read Cock.
Cock wouldn't come in rhyme.
Here lies John Bunn,
Who-was killed by a irun. .
His name wasn't Bunn, but his real
name was Wood ;
But Wood wouldn't rhyme with gun,
so I thought Bium would.
Another: . --
This little hero that lies'here
Was conquer'd by the diarrheer.
In a churchyard near Newfound
land lie buried the two wives of
Tom Sexton. On the tombstone of
one is the following :
lIIee lies the body of Sarah Sexton
bne was a wne who never vexed one.
I can't say- so much for the one on the
In Westminster Abbey : on Sam
uei Jboote, tne com median :
liere lies one f oote, whose death may
For death has now one foot within the
Here is a curious specimen, found
in the Old Grey briars, Edinburgh:
Here snug in her gravo my wife doth
Xow she is at rest, and so am I.
ine ioiiowing is a Deautitui in
stance of conjugal affection :
Here lies my dear wife, a sad slattern
If I said I regretted her, I should lie
On a lawyer in a churchyard in
God works a wonder now and then,
He, though a lawyer, was an honest
In St. Michael's Churchyard, Co
ventry. On a wile :
She was "
Put words are wanting
I To say w-hat.
lLook vhat a wife should b$,
j And she was that.
On a talkative old maid (1750) :
Beneath this silent stone is" laid
A noisy, antiquated maid,
Who from her cradle talk'd till neath,
And ne er belore was out oi breaiu.
On Mr. Box :
Here lies one Box within another
' The one of wood was very good,
We cannot say so much for t'other.
I will select but one more from
the very large collection before me,
and would specially commend this
for the imitation of all your readers
who may desire a similar eulogy:
An honest fellow here is laid,
His debts in full he always paid,
And, what's more strange, the neigh
bors tell us,
He brought back borrowed umbrellas.
Failure of Enterprises in Massachu
setts Te Meason.
fFrom the Report of the Bureau of
It appears that co-operation in
Massachusetts is carried on to a very
small extent. In productive indus
try, with the exception of the co
operative iron and co-operative
cigar manuiactones, no operative
owns a snare in tne business in
which he is engajged. Such own
ership is confined to the overseer
The establishment of a boot and
shoe co-operative concern in Lowell
is a failure. 1 he Mack of business
knowledge and requirements, and
the presence of mutual distrust and
suspicion, the Commissioners be
lieve to be the great obstacle to co
operation. The dangers and chan
ces of failure oppose tne success of
thosej enterprises to a greater extent
than those to whieh ordinary indi
vidual business is liable. Most of
these are traceable to what has so
often been declared to be a prime
essential of the workingman's suc
cess, that is an amount oi true edu
cation which will enable him to
cope with the possibilities and op
portunities of after-life, and to con
tide in his fellows." 44 Ve are all the
ime cutting each other's throats,"
was recently said by a mastet me
chanic to the Chief of the Bureau,
44 and must keep at it until we know
more and can earn more." rrom
that evil spirit they must be deliv
ered, and to bes6 delivered they
must receive a higher culture : and
to receive this they must have more
time before life-work begins, and
more time-while it lasts. It is not
always easy for the stockholders
and workmen in a co-operative as
sociation to render unquestioning
obedience to former equals with
whom they have been upon easy
and familiar terms, to-day a free
and easy companion and to-morrow
made a chief by the votes or the
company who have been elected to
controlling positions. It has been
well said that thei jtiis nothing more
jealous than poverty, nor meaner
ftems for Housekeepers.
' - - !
Alum or vinegar is good to set
colors of red, green or yellow.
If you are buying a carpet for du
rability, choose small figures.
A hot shovel held over varnished
furniture will take out white spots.
Scotch snuff put on the holes
where crickets come out will de
Ribbons of any kind should be
washed in cold soap suds and not
If your flat irons are rough, rub
them with fine salt, and it will
make them smooth.
A gallon of strong lye put in a
barrel of hard water will make it as
soft as rain water.; .
Do everything in its proper time.
Kepn everything in its place, ai
wavs mend clothes before washing
" a !
thpm i i
A lady who is probably weary of
the insincerities and tyranny of
4good society, writes to the Boston
Posfrom Washington, in the fol
lowing strain: There is nothing
more tame and utterly insane, des
titute of all human interest than
4igood society." Look at society at
the fashionable watering place, and
see how, nominally in the pursuit
of pleasure, it scorns the object in
view. It is too aristocratic to dance,
to laugh, to talk with animation.
It drives, it dresses, it eats, it
watches others dancing or enjoying
themselves, and despises them for
being capable of underbred excite
ment. Of all the people in the
world, these immensely rich mem
bers of good society are the most
to be pitied. They-have no human
interest whatever. The moderately
rich have one object in life, to-wit:
They desire to appear richer than
they are; but those who have plen
ty, have nothing to do but to take
care of their diamonds and laces.
And what a care these, especially
the hrst, become to their owners,
They must be eternally kept about
the person. An owner of diamonds
to the amount of thousands never
dares to trust them off her person.
If noc worn outwardly, the twenty
thousand necklace is beneath the
waist of the dress, its cutting and
setting goading the flesh, a perpet
ual reminder that 44I, the represen
tative of a fortune, am here, where
fore cease to feel my pricks if you
dare." The bracelets, when they
must not be shown, are clasped on
the arms under the- sleeves, and the
brooches, pendants, rings, and head
ornaments are in a muslin bag de
pending from the waist
It is a
heavy care, is it not?
The Memphis Appeal says
rapid extension of railroads through
out the South has never had a par
aiiei in its own History, and is
scarcely excelled even in the great
Northwest. In one respect, -at
least, the South stands ahead of any
competition economy of the con
struction of the roads, the strength
of their financial management, and
their sound reputation in the leading
moneyed centres, 'lhis we may
truthfully state, with but few ex
ceptions, is the general estimate in
which Southern railroads are held
here. , We attribute this very large-
a -f ill. .j. ' i 1 .
ty to ine iactinat, in a great uegree,
the people themselves, in the sev
eral States where roads are under
construction or completed, have
put their own shoulders to the wheel,
and helped along the car of pro
gress. They have taken stock by
granting the right of way, by work
ing out contracts, by lurnishing
timbers, ar.d subscribing money.
They have not first sought to issue
a large amount of wildcat stock.
based upon promised security, to
throw upon the market at whatever
it might bring. The consequence
good, strong, healthy, paying roads
all over the South, and more in
rapid process of construction.
'The Southern people are at last
becoming thoroughly aroused to
the importance of the development
ot their material resources, and
they know that the first step is to
secure ample and cheap transporta
tion facilities. JNow let them be
wise enough to insist that these fa
cilities be cheap that is, absolutely
necessary to secure the full advan
tages of the great increase in rail
road lines throughout the South."
The Paris Soir relates the follow
ing story: " -A. iUme. Honneau,
living in tne itue Descartes, was
sitting in her parlor a few days
since, awaiting her husband's return
to dinner, when a man of wild and
haggard appearance entered, and,
seating himself opposite to her, ad
dressed her in thefollowing terms:
4 1 am a great doctor. I can effec
tually cure all headaches. I have
heard that you suffer from that
cause, and l am come to cure you.
The lady, perceiving that she had
to deal with a madman, nrudentlv
seemco ro laii into his humor, and
asked what was his method of treat
ment. 4 Simple enough, Madame'
said he, drawing a razor from his
pocket, 4 1 cut off the head, and
then, after having well cleaned it, I
1 J A 1 a
replace u upon inesnoulders.7 Upon
this ho prepared to suit the action
to his words. Mme. Bonnenu. with
great coolness, professed her readi
ness to submit to the operation, but
suggested that she should fetch a
towel from the next room to prevent
ner dress irom being stained. Her
visitor assented to the reasonable
ness of this suggestion, and she left
the room, locking the door behind
ner. upon ner return with some
ft TT .ft . ...
police officers, they found .that the
unfortunate maniac had cut his own
throat, but not fatally. It was as
certained that he had escaped from
a lunatic asylum at Clermont Ies
Pres, and had been vainly sought
lor during a whole month." j
Mrs. Jane P& Thurston, 44 Propri
etor of the United States and King
dom of Great Britain and Colonies,"
has the government in a tight place.
It seems that this somewhat eccen
tric lady went up to the White
House to tender to President Grant
44 the deed of gift of the United
States to him as trustee for the peo
ple thereof :" and some joker she
met up there proposed, in behalf
of the .President, to accept the trust.
if she would pay the expenses of
the government lor the year. This
she agreed to do, and she now de
mands the revenue of the govern
ment for the year specified to enable
her to carry out her agreement.
This is rather turning the joke on
the party of the first part, whoever
he was. Mrs. T. is not so crazy as
she might be. Anyhow, she is on
thp sham lookout for the man who
assumed to speak for the President
. a . a ft .11 I
jn HW trust utJtru manci i
Thomas Jefferson's Ten Kules.
The following have been printed
often, but they- will bear reprinting
again. Each new generation of
boys and girls will do well to read
them often, and what is still, better.
to put in practice the wisdom here
recommended. Further, it is good
advice for adults, and heads of fam
ilies. Cut these out and put them
in your pocket book, or paste them
where you will see them so often as
never to forget their excellent ad
monitions : I
1. Never put off for to-morrow
what you can do to-day. j
2. Never trouble another for what
you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money be
fore you have it. ;
4. Never buy what you do not
want because it is cheap.
5. Pride casts us more than hun
ger, thirst and eold.
G. We seldom repent of having
eaten too little. . ?
7. Nothing is troublesome that
we do willingly;
8. How much pain the evils have
costs us that have never happened ?
9. Take things always by the
10. When angry, count ten before
you speak :
if very angry, count
Cured by a Mad-Stone.
Is there any virtue in. a "mad-
stone?" This from the Madison-
.ii rrf ..i - . a
viue i imes nas a leaning that way :
-ivtr. x. it. card weu, who was bitten
by a mad dog, (of which we gave
an account last week,) was fortunate
enough to obtain a mad-stone from
A ' . . -m.-T . a -w .
parties in iewDurn, ind. it was
boiled in sweet milk and applied to
the wound, 'where it stuck for the
space of fifteen or twenty minutes.
I ajuring ine operation Mr. u. felt a
I - A 1 1 AT .
iingnng sensation in nis nerves, and
the stone seemed to draw as far as
his wrist, the bite being on the little
finger of his right hand. The stone
was boiled in sweet milk, and a
dark green substance was discerni
ble upon its surface a short time
after it settled. Mr. C. feels greatly
relieved, and does not apprehend
any danger now. lie tirmly be
lieves m the ability of the mad-
stone to .extract the poison. This
stone is said to resemble more an
egg cut half in two, t he inner por
tion being of a whitish color and
very porous, it seems in this case
that there is some virtue in a mad-
SrinP- - WA nrmfi ir. mor rwrwrck art
a; T ft .
and tnat mat virtue mav be mani
fested in this instance by averaging
any ill-effects the bite of the dog
might otherwise have produced."
From the Macon Telegraph.
Scarcity of Wood in Oeorgia.
Great complaints are current in
Georgia at the scarcity of wood.
The immense forests that formerly
stood in this region are no longer
in existence, and the country is al
most entirely stripped, the only
growth consisting of small four year
old trees. Around Atlanta the
view resembles that of a Western
prairie, ine pine lorests of the
lower shelf of Georgia, it is stated,
will hold out lor some time longer,
but they will finally be consumed
by the many saw nulls now being
erected along the Southern coast.
The dry soil of Georgia it is pre
dicted, will , before long, be baked
into rougn pottery ii no trees are
left to shelter the ground and at
tract moisture. It is therefore pro
posed that the Legislature should
pass laws to protect growing trees.
and also to offer inducements to
plant and near them. These pro
hibitory laws will, it is believed, in
the failure Of a supply of wood, cause
the development of the coal holds
in the mountainous parts of the
State and coal will be substituted
for fuel. !
Was It a Ghost?
In the great storm which proved
fatal to so many people in Minneso
ta, one John Weston, of Worthing
ton, was overtaken on his way
home through the woods. Three
days after his wife, who was anx
iously waiting his coming, heard as
she thought at the door the voice of I
a neighbor, saying, 44 Mrs. Weston,
John is. frozen to death." She went
at once to the door, but nobody was
there. So, six days alter, another
neighbor saw the missing man
standing about fifteen feet from the
stable door He addressed him with,
" Why, are you here? we thought
you were frozen.": When the ghost
answered, '4So I am, and my bodv
lies a mile and a half , northwest of
Hersey." With this the ghost van
ished. The depth of the snow pre
vents searching lor the body at
An Immense IJaronieter. i
Scientific journals describe a huge
barometer; having a face of four feet
in diameter, which is now erecting
on the facade of the Paris Bourse.
The instrument proper is an ordi
nary-sized aneroid, the movements
of which are transmitted, by inge
nious mechanism, to a train of
clock-work, which is wound up
monthly. The clock-work actuates
the great needle on the exposed
face. It is suggested that such in
struments be erected in conspicuous
places at harbor entrances, so that
masters of vessels leaving port
might determine with reasonable
probability the coming weather, an
item more important to mariners
while near land than at almost any
Henry Ward Beecher. in sneak
ing of th moral strength which
culture gi ves, says: "In the great
conflict between Germany and
France, it was. the schoolhouse
which overthrew France. There
were ninety-eight per cent of the
army of Germany who could read
and write. There were forty-eight I
Der cent of the French armv who
could read and write. Of course
A 1 A. Jt 1
mcv cnt uun, i
It is decided to hold the eigh
teenth aunual convention of the
Young Men's Christian Association
of the United States and the Blitidi
Pi'i..vi.s in Poiihkeepsio the
The - Churchman computes that.
while t he increase of inetii ta'rshi pin
the Methodist Church during the
year 1872 was 4 per cent, of the total
number, of communicants, the In
crease in the Protestant Episcopal
Church during the same time was G
A clergyman of high standing in
New York traces the non-atten
dance at church of the middle classes
to their lack of means for dressing
their wives and daughters in ac
cordance with tho extreme fashion
displayed in the pews. He thinks
the fact one of the gravest evils 1 1
the times. ,
- m a . a
iorn man bw 1'resoyte
isters not counting 'editors,
. - . ... -v . .
tanes, foreign missionaries, etc.,)
are absolutely unemployed, with
no field to cultivate for the Master.
This fact is stated in connection
with an earnest argument showing
the necessity of organizing means to
raise up more ministers.'
A clergyman, writing on the sub
ject of unemployed ministers in the
Episcopal Church, contends for what
he says the Episcopal system im
plies the authority of the Bishop
to send unemployed ministers to va
cant parishes, both parties (people
and preacher) ' acquiescing in the
godly judgment of tho Chief Shep
Itev. Henry Wan! Beecher tie
scribes fashionable religion as a
beautiful suit of broadcloth and a
magnificent suit of ilk, locked arm
in arm, and walking to Grace
Church and sitting and listt ning to
resplendent music, surrounded by
respectable people that send cards
through their coachmen's hands to ,
The late Episcopal Convention of
tho Diocese of Florida passed a re
solution condemning most emphat
ically an lairs, balls, lestivals, con
certs, lotteries, theatrical represen
tations, and all such -methods Of
obtaining money for religious pur
poses, as lowering the standard of
Christianity, and contruryj'.to the
teachings and spirit of the Gospel.
A rector in Louisville sees no rea
son why congregations of-colored
Episcopal people should not be
gathered in all the large Southern
towns. He says that those who
think the church. worship is of too
refined a stamp to be enjoyed by
these poor persons would have to
modify their impressjor s after at
tending the colored chapels in that
city- " 1 !
The Catholic Almanac contains
the following statistics of the Cath
olic Church in the United States: .
Seven archbishops, fifteen bishops,
besides lour episcopal sees or posi
tions vacant, 4,.Ws priests, a very
large number of clerical students.
o,3jS churches built, besides 8(57
chapels and '. churches building.
Tito Catholic population of all the
diocesses except IS amounts to
A correspondent of the Hatchnan
and llejk'ctor, who has been gather
ing health statistic of foreign mis
sionaries, hndsthat or M missiona
ries sent to Asia s.nce July, 18G.
only three have
died, i he same
is truh of othe
that Church. Ot
gone to Burmah
mission fields of
the 4G who -have
not one had died
in" th. space of
William Godwin, thewell-kilown
political and religious radical of
two generations ago in lOngland,
left a work "the concluding work
of a long life," he said, '"and writ
ten in the full maturity of my un
derstanding," to which he gave tho
title, "ihe Genius, of Christianity
Unvailed, in a Series of Essays."
This is now just; published. The
Athenaum declines to i"moddlu
with7 tho contents of this theologi
cal volume," but says of the author
that "there never was a more fear
less lover of truth. V
The convention of the believers in
'constitutional. Christian i'y was
tame affair.. But a small number
of delegates were j present, and tho
venerable Drs. lyngaud lcllvaiiie
were the only divines of distinction
who appeared upon the platform.
The arguments pnented were of u
very hazy and inconclusive variety,
and the effect of the meeting upon
public opinion was exactly then-
verse oi wnac uio managers in
tended. After' two or three more
conventions of this sort tho project
of turning this Republic into a
theocracy will bd very dead in
It is related of Dr. Kc.ulder, that
on his return from his mission in ,
India, after a long absence, he was
standing on the de k of a steamer,
with his son, a youth, when he heard
ajjentlcman using loud and profane
language. 44 See, Iriend," said tho
doctor, accosting the swearer, 44 this
by, my son, was born and brought
I m a heathen country, amla lam!
a. dd ttlfir I. lit- ft ft it 1 I ItlJ llfA
of pagan idolatry ; but in all his lifo
he never heard a man biaspncme
his Maker until now." The man
colored, blurted out an apology, and
looked not a little ashamed or him
The Rev. Fred. Bell, formerly &
a a Am . aS
f)Ugnist or consiueraoie noiein ing
and, preached Sunday evening in
New York. Ho stated that at the
age of seventeen he was an habitual
drunkard, and used to support him
self by singing in taverns and bar
rooms, lie subsequently went into
the ring, and later still into the
ministry, where, as he says, he has
44 fought his best fight." His re
marks, it is said, showed him to bo
thoroughly in earnest in his new
profession, while the accompanying
gestures proved that he had not
quite forgotten the old one, as they,
. U a4! a a-a 4Ua w 4- as wsv
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