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Roslyn tablet. (Roslyn, Queens County, L.I. [N.Y.]) 1876-1877, February 16, 1877, Image 1

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mk the only paper published in the town of n orth h empsteap . A Woeltly Record of Roslyn, Wontlory, Port VST^hinston, Manhooeot and CHomrood^ { VOL. II EOSLYN, QUEENS COUNTY, L. ;L,: EEIBAY, EEBEUAEY jjSi; NO. 19 . “ tiod KnoWH. ” An immigrflnt Bhip recently foundei'cd iu a Btorni, and of the t\vo hundred ftnd twenty who went down, only one- a little child — drifted fiHhoro. When the Wftif wan laid at test 'from her troubled haptittm, flomobody . aaUod tho quoatlon j What iiarne V!' and the reply was ; “ God kriowBi ’ ^ : A gentleman present, touched by the wordw, oaitfjed a headwtono to bo Greeted boorhig only thiB \ drpo KNOWfl. ” An immigrftnt »liip with ajworld abdard ; ; Wont dqwh by the head on the KontiBli . ' coast, ’ : -No tlitter of bunting, at half-maBt ibwered, NoeannoiitotonforthocreatureBloBt. v j Two hundred and twenty their hou I h let; slip, Two hundred and twenty with KpeechlosB lip ’ Went atnggering down in the foundered Hhip l Nobody can tell it — not you: nor I, The frenzy of fright when lightning thought UVive Hko a hhuttlo t he far and the nigh, Hljotliuiverlug gleania through T^hw^r/or- • -got ' • . ’ • * ■- And lighted tho yearB with a ghastly glare, - : A iiccohd a year, and a seeond to spare ! bVJid uurgort Of water and gasps of prayor. The heavens; were doom and the Lord was dumb, • Tho cloud and the breaker were \blent in one, No angel in sight- — not any to come ! God pardon'their sins for the Christ His Ron !■ The tempest died down as the tempest will v Astamo as the moon on a window-sill The roses-wore rod on the rugged hill — The roses that blow in the early light ’ v 5 '. And die into gray in the mists of night. Then drifted ashoro in a night-gown drossod, A waif of a girl with her sanded hair, : And hands like a prayer on her cold blue breast, And a smile on her mouth that was not 4c- • • . spair. . -- . No stitch ■bn tho gnrmeiit over to toll - Wh.) boro ber. whbl lost her, who loved her , ’ well, . Uimamtid/'as a rose -wn»-irNbrdli or Noll ? Tho coasters and.wrockorB around her stood And gazed on tho troasuvo trOvo upward -Cast, . --- As round* a dond-robin the sturdy wood, Its pluiuftgG.ali rent and tho whirlwind past. They laid a white cross on her home-made vest, Thmcofthi was rudo as a rod •breast ’ s neat, And poor Was the shroud, but a perfect rest Fell down oh.IU6 child like dew on tho west. A rh-do Of sod just Opvered her over' .^A; ■- N^bmly to'wd ik - js :-G»6a nigiir,my tea: Spring waited to weave a qnilt of rod olovor, - 'Nobody itliTb had hot- pot hoanl. : “ Wlmt imino? ” aabed tho preacher. \G od K nows !\ they said, Nor avaitod upr wept as thoj- made her bed, Dpt Boulpturod “ G od K nowh !\ on the slato at her Head. Tho legend ho ours when tho night runs wild, Tho road out of sight and tho stars gone . homo, f Lost hope or lost heart, lost Pleiad or old* itomembor .the words at tho name' ' _ Bewildered and blind tho soul flo-^ ’ whether cypress or laurel bio; Whatever betides, Khows 1\ \ Qod knows ” a! His sigbj . 0UJ , won b neoH Our darkues-jl ud' 1 * light of n clinrity ? You .itnotv how things are at home: Tell them X shall only be slietching up here for a few. moiiths at the furthest. ’ _. _ .. “ ‘ T told them everything, sir, ’ said Hetty; 1 how that papa waii drunk most of the time, and tho baby cried, and aye had a sick sheep that bleated in the cel ­ lar. ’ r . ■' “ - And what.did they say, ’ Hetty? Just nothing, sir — only shuddered and looked liind o. ’ sorry like. Yolka say they hate men; lint if they could only Bee you, if X could only toll ’ em how different ■ yoib. are from anybody hereabouts, if : thejrknow how much you looked'like tv picture they ’ ve got of a beautiful holy man over^he maiitlepieoe ; but you hid mo not to chatter, sir. ’ “ t And do you mind everything I say, Hetty?:. . “ ‘ Everything, sir. ’ ' A pause hero, Han— a sunburned, sun glorified face lifted to mine ; eyes which are as quick aud^Swy'aa^o ’ vr'ofe^''add us tremuIouHly sweet— Ah, well, Han, let ’ s get back to the conversation again. “ ‘ Then it ’ s ft hopeless, case, Hetty. I ’ d better get back to town. ’ “ ‘ Oli, please, no,* not yet; something may happen. They may bo brought to see you. If you go buck to town ’ — A. sob bore, Han, by way of punctuation. “ ‘ Well, Hetty,?! G ‘ I shall die. “ You see, Ban, I have to .tell you verbatim, no you ’ ll get the whole gist of it. This Hetty Bilsby is a foolish little body, with an unmanageable crop of hair that takes every shade of brown in. the suii, from a pale yellow to a deep reddish ochre. To a colorist these things amount to a study, you'know. Then one can see her pure virginal soul through tiio uufathofnahlo depths, of her eyes. Bor the rest, she is freckled, thin and crude in outline. I happened to put her in two.or t roe of my sketches, paying the oldlwoman well for her time; but Hetty, being a child of nature, and bab ­ bling innocently, like one of her moun ­ tain brooks,-the rapacious maw of village gossip got hold of it all.. The end of it was,* they .bundled .her out bore toser- Vieo. However, theic ’ s'no law against traveling the highway, and my vicious brute, that ought to know the road well enough, took fright at a stump by the wayside the other day, and though Het ­ ty was foolish enough to cling.to his bridle, and did check Mm in the main, he hr^fe jiur arm w0 * no [> , i ( ■ .) whore poor child, and I am in a capa- isious Chamber at.tiio front of the house, the tbreo windows of whiijU, comnnmd the whale panorama of splopdor in light, and shadow on yonder misty mountain tops, illy deg holds a high caruivftLof agon ’ a -- times, by way of contrast, •hAt L-iLrir'u Ao'nifn.1- rlnolnr liftVA .IrilOWK where Hetty and I spent one whole per ­ fect June morning afield. We were all alone with the queer wild grasses and blossoms that grow there, and would puzzle you to put info recognizable Latin, • Hetty named them all, with doubtless the same-simplicity, that Adam did in Paradise ; and the child was ho verily akin to the shy mysterious growth of nature about us that. I painted her in a part of it all,, and I wouldn ’ t take a- big nugget of gold for that sketch. X can tell you,' when old Bilsby takes her out West — B ’ r ’ rir I . what . makes .me shiver, I wonder.' The seasons are short up here, Han ; in the early morning the air is already chill.'.- I ’ in glad they ’ yo put IXetty. on the , south side, I . think I know the hit of gable; and arch, that shelters her fallen head ; but .1 won ’ t hobble that way — it is best not. “ We are to take advantage of the few. noontides left us, how that .the season is on the wane ; Miss Mary is.to bring a soothing old volume out on tho sheltered ouo^of^MiHs'MarHm ’ B c/ufa-d' awvre in the way of a luncheon in the early after ­ noon ; the excellent doctor will take mo to drive, and I am unspeakably .com­ fortable and lucky ■ “ J ack L ivingston . - “ 'i ’ .'B. — I ’ ve just come hack from the drive. Whether it was that autumn is really-creeping- upon us, and the . winds up here'at nightfall chill to the marrow of one ’ s hoijes; whether it was that icy fog that crept down from the mountains and enveloped us before we had gone- many miles, or the lugubrious mood of the doctor that made me out of sorts, I cannot tell; hut I have limped up hero, to my room and shut out tho ghastly phan ­ toms on the 'mountains yonder, stirred up the lire — and it would he burd to find in the four quarters of the .'Catth .a cheerier nook than tins — yet, Han,-I am grim and uneasy, a dull perception of misery somewhere makes my whole har ­ mony out of time and harsh. Confusion, to the worthy surgeon, with Ids direful pvhpheoies ! It cannot bo expected that weak little hones like'Hetty ’ s should knit together' as satisfactorily as., my grizzled muscles; and yet ho did not say it was her arm. Ho muttered soine trash about an unconquerable weakness and apathy that had- seized..the child; how she would lie for hours with her face to the wall, big tears, rolling.out.of her. eyes, and an .indefinable .yearning in her up the space between us^ and I found myself unwittingly hut rapidly climbing up to it, and in lesA lime than I have taken to write it I had the little trem ­ bling, shrinking body in my arms. They found her. there when they came, Mary, and Martha and the good doctor, the wet. curls Of her close cut hair tight against, my cheek, the wild- jyeaming kissed out of her eyes. And, Ban, you ' read to me. long ago that story of the daughter of. Jairiis, slie that was raised by. a miracle,. J. ’ ray for me, will yon, dear old friend ; all I ask is her life. Bor the rest — •The world ’ s wra* we'll share o ’ !, The warstle ond the care o ‘ t ; . v Wi' her IU blithely bear it, And think niy lot divine. ’ , J ack IirviNasTON. ” i tomb ! „juis and blows, good “ G od ..o while, our blludUoss ■* LITTLE HETTY. A Story, in Three Letters, “ M y - deau old B an ’ ’ — wrote Jack Livingston, from a mountainous county in Now Hampshire, to his college chum and confidant, tho Bev, Hnniel Belonoy. — “ I have happily broken my log 1 The .doctor assures me it is a compound frao- ture of rather a serious and ooniplieated natm'e,. so that I may hope, despite my inevitable drawbacks of youth and vigor, to bo'laid up for;some .months. Blit don ’ t pull n long face in niy behalf; rather, rpjhioo and ho exceeding glad. I ’ m the happiest man in tho world. A benign providence throw mo from the hack of a vicious and untamed brute over the relentless pickets, and into the . heart of;a hithertoinaccessible paradise, peopled by only two women, one of them pale, placid, peaceful, profound, pious, the, other capable, comfortable and culinary, . Mary, and Martha Marks, they live called, and .theylive together vimv mi fhA mminLniTV TI iaiv lonn* half way up the mountain. Their lorn low cottage cun Boaroely be seen at a! from the main road, no hidden ,is it by a tangled and boantUm mass.of bloom, hut appews to tho ascending traveler like a fresh, vivid, beckoning oasis • in the desert of uncompromising clay and rock up which ho has been toiling, I fell in love with the spot; before 1 1 kiiew it was peopled; and when I saw tho pretty nest, with its imigulav porolms and gables,; its 1 dormer-windows and quaint ftfi-es, its jutting bits of .wood, carved into artistic shapes, I pinuied before it with delight, and, with my usual impu ­ dence, went m at once, All the people hereabouts keep hoarders, and although X had an uncomfortable misgiving that here might be a general exception to the plain, .the greedy, and the prosaic, I had the hurdihood to osk tiio little maid that came to the door, if such a thing were possible. This little girl was well known to'me, fortunately. -I, iu fact, boarded lit that' time with her people, who lived iu a miserable hand-to-inouth way in au old dilapidated house half a dozen miios off. ' • ■ “ ‘ Hetty, ’ I ivhispered, as, with a sort of prolonged hope, I pleaded thirst, and wo went together to the well,. ‘ can ’ t you put it to these maiden ladies in the tg/rb ’ s a capital dootor hpi'C that Knows low to manage this sort of revelry, and a facility for nursing close at hand. Any ­ how, I'm within here, and I ’ m glad, and I am always your worthless . . “ J ack L ivingston . ’ “ My best-Ban, ” wrote Jack Living ­ ston Inter oii, “ doy. u remember Whit ­ tier's ‘ sweetest woman ever fate, per- . verse, denied iC household mate? ’ who kept so long ‘ her genial .mood; and.sim ­ ple faith of maidenhood ? ’ lyoll, here she is, and her sister too. The first time our excellent buffalo, of a doctor , helped me clown into tiio sitting-room, and into -a stuffed chair that just fitted my aching spine and lifted to a magical footstool my demon of a log, ‘ and my eyes foil upon Miss Mary, who sab opposite mi), drawing in and out her needle upon some tiisteful: design for a pulpit cushion, '.I reeoghized the gentle,'gruoious element ho . happily pictured in the poem — the pale low fprehend, from which was drawn back her hair, without crinkle or curl ; the mild beam of herhazol eyes ; the low monotone of, her voico ; the perfect curves of her lipp, which never vary or break into smiles, or draw themselves out of shape ns other lijis are prone to do with agony, or joy, or nasty saroasm. It was fine, it wan good, Ban, Then ho sooner had I lain buck and shut my eyes to digest this comfortable folioity lor the tired soul and aehiug brain, tlinn I found close to my fainting Ups ft mug,, to which. I was impelled by somo intuitive pow ­ er — a mug of quaint device and trans- parent texture, wliieh I afterward ad­ mired, hut not then, Bah. .I/lrftined tho doligUtful N beverage t® tho ‘ dregs, and opened my eyes upon tho generous cup bearer, and hero, in plump, dimpled, comfortable humanity, . was tho other oiemont needful to the household —tiio sagacious, tho C-uUnary, the administer ­ ing. Eimoy ; yonr poor tcnipest-toH^e.d, crippled Jack' in the bauds of these two dear women 1 Before a fortnight has gone by, tho seven devils aye driven out me. Only this morning I held 1 oiit my hands t<> them hr helpless gratitude, and audibly tliaulcod GoiXfor iny broken log. “ ‘ Olr yos, ’ I said ; ‘ I can ’ t help it. You know many and manifold , are the ways iu which His infinite mercy is di ­ rected, I was gone in body and spirit ; not a bit of faith, hope or ehiuity left in And if /this burly follower of Jason,, this chopper of sinews'and splinterer of bones, elm bo thus affeoted,, is it any wonder that ho has infected me \yith his grim follies ? Besides, I can fancy it so well, even when .Hetty vim strong and lithe as a young flora, there wits always that, beseeching, fervor in her eyes — I caught.,it pretty wt® In that sketch I told you of. I ’ ll get it down now anil have a look at it — no, I won ’ t 1 I ought to liavo ' been satisfied with that morn ­ ing ’ s work. I intended to take it hack to, town with me that afternoon, and go*the next day to Newport to my mother and the giiis, but old Bilsby; was a little violent that niglitt imd Hetty Clung to me. Oh, well. Ban, I didn't go, us you call plainly see, and I nm your perplexed imd .mutinous : J. L. ” “ When you get this scrawl, ” ran tho third and last letter of Jack Livingston to ids friend tlie'Rov. Bun Delaney, “ I shall he well beyond the reach of all storms, howls, anii execrations save those of tho old Atlantic. This mountainous region is.beautiful yet ; even in its prim severity there ’ s a wonderful charm. But tho air is keen, the winds are bitter, tho days aro short, .'the' .nightn .lo.ng.and,un- compromising, and I have it in my heart to seek a more merciful climate, and take shelter under softer skies., There ’ s- a torn soul and a broken body to bo mend ­ ed, Ban, and I moan to take them over to a, shop we know of — you and I — be yond'tho seas, tfufortupately, ifi'pateh- iilg up oub existoncel must make a drain on miother, and in your hands, my old comrade, I leave ’ it to smoothb ,out'this tangled skein of destiny'as beat you may to my poor, proud, blue blooded mother, who swill, perhaps, unravel it to. my ex ­ cellently, imperious sisters ; .they, id their turn, will shape it to/ suit'the big bom­ bastic world to which JJiey belong. ' ; ; “ A mouth or so after that lust letter of mine, the good, doctor burst into the sitting-room. Where we were/listening, Martha and I, to the conclusion of that soothing old - volume, rendered to us by the musical montone of Miss Mary,. The fire iu i the grate oraokled cheerily ; the south window was a mass, of sheltered blomnTUpeaob, serenity, the joy of calm, wore apparently there ; but .1 vaguely felt some indefinable horror, and for an hour hack a tumult of confusion had racked my brain — whbn the doctor broke in upon us and told ub that Hetty Bilsby •had not long to live ; and the two women, ' \*' ' ......... '* \ ’ ’ to. A Story With a Moral. T.A New York • correspondent of the St. Louis Globe-Vemocrat tolls the follow ­ ing : A fow evenings since, a young man, faiadml heaiTim.an d telling ft good story, with a Mrs. Bobinson about a recent wedding. The subject leading to the discussion of marriage, he mentioned an anecdote of Cam. Hobhouse, Byron s friend, who had disagreed with his wife and separated froni her. ■ Hobhouse imagined that everybody knew of his domestic trouble, m which he was entirely mistaken. One afternoon he mot at the club ip London an old ac ­ quaintance, whom he had not seen for several years. The latter, after a fow remarks, said : “ By-the-hye, Hobhouse, how is ybiir wife ? ” Cam. looked athim inquiringly for a few moments, and then replied angrily: “ Well, since it has- eome/to that,; liow is your wife ? ” ■ Mrs. Bobinson received the story with ­ out a smile, rather solemnly, indeed; and as the teller had just heard it, and thought it very good, ho resented what ho conceived to be her stupidity... He left her shortly, and repeated the anec ­ dote to a Mrs. Jones, who showed no more appreciation of it than the other woman had. ' Later, he repeated Hob- house ’ s speech to a Mrs. Brown, who had tho reputation of possessing a great deal of humor. She did . not appear to see any point in 'it either, and ho was so irritated that he finally declared to 1 an in- iimafe femininefriend that he had never before been in so dull ft . company ; Men ­ tioning Ills three disappointing expeii- ' lou hayo .Wco... -u-nlmDiiy , indeed, .. 41fo'-lndy ’ si'ojoincler. ... ‘ ‘ Mte.-Iisl.i.v- sou /has just secured a divorce from her husbaud ; Mrs. Joueshas separated from hers, and Mrs. Brown contemplate a re ­ turn to her . parents.; Bo you think it strange that tliey regarded your story as slightly,inappropriate?\ .M oual . — B efore you repeat .anti-mat ­ rimonial jokes to married folks and ex- ■ ieet- them to laugh at them try to- liscer/ tain how tiiey stand in -.their UAhnubiiil relations, ’ ■ Lite in America. : . Ofi'enbaeh VVas in America just nine Weeksi and upon his return home ho wrote a book. ; l-'rom* that hppk we clip a few incidents of American fife as related by the author. . I A strange fact for the depraved Pans-, ian who is fond of following-pretty women in the street, is that'no onewoukl venture to take up: his line of march be ­ hind a youthful Yankee maiden, and still less to Speak to her. even to offer her au umbrella. You must be presented , or “ introduced/' as they say -; but do not imagine that tho formalities^ of an intro ­ duction are very formidable. In the ab ­ sence of a common friend, a simple ‘ . per- sonal ” in tho Herald will answer.' , A lady, who had just purchased a charming little residence on Broadway, , left for the .country immediately after, ftnd only returned after five or sixiaonths. Having arrived late at night she slept soundly. Next morning -a- sound Idio that of thunder and shnll whistles sud ­ denly awoke her. She runs to; the win,-., dow clolhetl^vnly-aalli iunocenee and be ­ holds a passing train 'with 'passengers gazing curiously out of every window. She faints ! When she ’ recovers her senses she sends for a lawyer and com ­ mences a siiit for damages .against the now company. The house, winch had cost her $ 200 , 000 , was now only; worth one-quarter Of that sum; but she had the privilege of soiling it again. Mr. Bonnctii of thc II btii I c I cutoitaius with an extravagance which reminds, me, of tho happy days of the great lords of the last century. On one of his estates he has a model stud, and ■ he often gets up races to which he invites all the gen ­ tlemen riders of tho United States. The attract)on'of these races is that too mas­ ter of the house supplies the, horses and that tho gentleman who wins takes away his horse. ■' , . : vi. , ' . At a restaurant in Philadelphia; ho met a waiter, a consSiehtious waiter, who ad­ vised liimiiot to ordev_a Julienne-soup, as the vegetables were tough.; mor salmon, for it wasn ’ t partioulMly fresh ; nor a Ohateaubriaiid, because: the cook was ignorant ;, nor . strawherrios,- they bciug unlit to cut 5 iior, tlic cbccHO, for it was alive. \ \ ' ■ v Waiter, you will never make your master ’ s fortune. ” My first duty,.sir, is to please my oustomors. ” “ If I was Mr. .Petry I would soon dis ­ charge you. ’ . ’ i .. - . / , - , “ Mr. Po.try did not wait for your ad v-m-j; -^o./. see .mc.hovc tooiight; for the last time, ” , ■■ i Several well known Now York restau ­ rants serve meals for niithing — provided .you take a drink, even if it only .cost ten cents. I can state this ss'a fact, hav-. ing seen it nt the Brunswick myself,' It must not be supposed, thattliisgratuitous meal is composed of. mei ‘ e ,trifles. Here is the 1 bill of fare copied on toe spot! $?• Begging Letter. ■Horimt ” writes to the 'iitay 'i ’ itUes saying : It.is now said that since Com ­ modore Vanderbilt's death his widow lias received many applications for charity. The newspaper reporters no longer per secute'tiie family, but-the flood of beg ­ ging letters is almost aii equal annoy ­ ance, Mrs. Vanderbilt -finds that her $800,000 has attractions lor the/public, Writing begging letters is a business pursued regularly by a class of impos ­ tors, and some philanthropists will re- coivo a score a-wodc through,-tho season. Writing threatening letters is also a de ­ partment of secret literature, though seldom pursued,/ because.it may bo pun ­ ished by statute. . .. Begging .letters oaii'- nut bo bailed very profitable, but / tKei'C arosome who contrive to got a living out of them, and tho ingenuity displayed in .-thifl.oraft is suriirising. Tnefo is, for iu- atunco, tho inventor, who lacks 85 of ije- enring a valuable patent; alsi^: the olergyman, whoso library is underlevy; and the. ambitious student, who has con ­ secrated -himself / to future •usefulness iind is short on his board bill. There asc also those to whom your name has. boon revealed in a celestial vision as a; way of obtaining relief, and there is the mini who, if your bounty does hoi inter ­ pose, will shoot himself, ahd the respon ­ sibility will rest on you, etc. - > / Ham, An enormous pieco of/roast beefrt ai'y, ’ ' ~ Items of Interest. / In Minnesota twelve per cent, is pro ­ posed as legal interest. ■ ; Men are not doing a good business when making bad debts. . Sweden has declined to take part in. the Paris Exhibition of 1878. To keep moths but of old clothing it is recommended to give the clothing to the poor. There-is robin for 5,000,000 more farmers in Texas, and each one can have a farm with a race course on it. In Pennsylvania there iteo 5,585}/ miles of main and branch railroads, and 2,78-1} of second and side tracks,- . Tho fund for tho family of HiSywobd, - tho bank cashier' who was murdered at Northfield, Minn., has readied $17,000. An Italian philosopher is of the opin ­ ion that a good many people in tins world suffer -torture in order not to dip of stur- vation. Who are the most wicked, people irt fiie Mivld, and why ? Peumakers — be- iiarnetkey make people steel pens, and tell them they do write. ■ It is claimed that the oldest house of worship in tho United States is the large adobe Mission church.fit Santa he, N. M. , which was erected in 1613. Lester WallacK is playing All for Her. ” That may do m Nowlorit, says aii Iowa paper, but the law allows lier only only only one-third out hero. A Western olorgymau ’ s wife received thirty-six sugar spoons from ditterout persons as donation presents. ihey hadn ’ t a pound of Sugar in tho house as she counted Up the spoons. A New Yorker, says whore you can find the “ have boons ’ ’ aro at aBoston dmnor table on Sunday. . To which a Boston paper adds, byway of desert, the ups tarts can be found in New York. Medical intelligence in more largoly diffused than any other Mtormaliou. .There is hardly a house in town where a., man can complain of a sdro throat, or pain in tho head that somebody will.not, tell him what will om-e it. i, Tho elegance. , of 'a now gambling saloon iu Nevada is not in harmony with the rube habits,of the gamblers, mill as each enters ho is handed a. card on which is printed: .. “ The carpet cost $1 a yard — pleaBC use tho spittoons. There was a strike of too South York­ shire miners about a -yeiu- ago, m which 12,200 men-took part. Tho loss of too miners toemselves: amounted ™ $ 1,260 - 000 and that of too railroads through reduced carriage of coal to $700,000. “ Triplets, ” said tho doet*? teuton - titmoly. Tho hqshand of a year rushod Tout on the hack porch, thought'upon hi,a slender income, glared upon tho snow oliui yard and exclaimed with a wild mocking laugh : “ Son-struck in Jami- stirred by a quick sympatoy, . ........... question , him in her behalf.; I went out the. open door and down tho south side of tho garden — it by-path my halting stops would foin have trod; before ; but a ■only a blind drifting to that' speoics stubborn will withheld, so strong are (Jib hf feline fatalism popularly known as. the '4 shaokles with which this shallow world ’ s dogs. Nothing hut/you two women could liavo saved mo. Now I ’ m disarmed, I'ni iiappy, I ’ m grateful. ’ I ’ or I Can't tell you, Ban, just what a point in Turk-,: ish philosophy I had reached when I mercifully broke my leg and poor little Hetty her arm that morning: I have iuoidentally learned that Hetty is hot yet very strong, hut she is in good hands, mut will doubtless speedily mend. Old Bilsby is to go out West, they say, in toe. spring, Mid take his whole wrotohod brood. His old ramshaokle of a place is for • sale- — unbearable, perhaps, for the amenities of life, but wohdorously allur ­ ing to a vagabond taslo. There's a bit of rooky waste behind toe old barn, conventionalities and creeds bind a weak and unmanly soul ;,but they were broken now, only X couldn ’ t master a tremor of toe nerves and a faint obill that touched toe whole length of my vertebrie, so that my body was freezing, while my heart was-burning. “ Abig band of leaden mist brooded on tho horizon ; downy particles began to - fill toe air ; a vague ..souse-, of storm and whirlwind pervaded every ­ thing about me ; anti looking up at the threatening sky, I was arrested midway, by a face closely pressed to the window pane of ft little dormitory beneath too oaves — a pale, .eager, .devouring face, so -eftger arid devouring that it hungrily ate .! A Wild Man in CanaOn. A wild man was lately lodged in Nor-, folk county jail,/the Toroffie (Kobe says. Ho ,had been living in the [woods near Langton*during the ontiro winter, sleep ­ ing withoutcovet; . or ; protection of any kind, except that which tho woods aftoi'ded, and exposed to tho bitter cold weather, with but u few rags of elothmg on him. A chargo was lodged: against him! toi' livhig .without imy visiblo-mciins of support, imd ho was ordered to be phteeu- ill* the common jail for three months at hard labor. He was; eaptwed wlfii considerable difficulty* -aa- ho .is very light on foot, and con jump over an: ordinary fence without touching his hands to it. He had in his .possession. Whin Captured an ax, which lie used for outiiug wood to build his firea witli juid coot his frugal liicrds, Erom appearance ho » forty years of age, with black hair anawhiskers, and when he was lodged in jail ho was so filthy a person could ' jolytoll whether his original color white or black. He appeared to know very little about himself. He said ho journo from across the waters, and thought his native country was Ireland. /Hisbrbgue'indicates that. He did not know bis age nor how long ho bud boon in this country; knew notoing.about bis piuEnts, .but 'said he had lived, in toe Ads over' since he oanie to this coiin-. He had on his person twenty-six oei ts in money and some tobacco. Boric and beaus. I ’ eluto.salad. Olives, pickles, etc. Glieo'se. CraoSsers. /Whole ­ some aud.abundant fare, us may be..seen. Ero.n the roast beef toe ghest-s are privi ­ leged to cut such-slices ns ' they like .' 1 A largo pile-of plates standson a side-board, togother with\forks . and Imiy.es.m abun ­ dance, blit tlnPgucsts profef . using, their orvn fingers, some going so far as to help tiiemselves by -tbo handful, out of the salad bowl.. Time is money, you see. He Ims Changed. I used to know Jim Keene ten /.years ago in Golorado, ; said a geirtlomiui : in Wall street to a; A’ i(U reporter. At. . that time bo did not wear a white ulster, nor, so far as I know, speculate iii stocks. He was 'engaged iu silver: miiiiug, and hud iraUaftiuuiliJiigb .uii 011 tiio side of a mountain. He. was noted for Ins nerve and love of . .adventure;' and -was' lield , ’ in great respect by tho inincra, who, ns u class, admire courage. The ore, when hoisted froiri the shaft;- wiis shoveled into ox hides, and those; whou placed.->m 4 chute whore shot down for neiiny a mild to too / base of the mountain; The grade was very gteop, and the passage of tliree-'quartors ,o{ a milo was iiecomplish- od inside of a minute. ' ; Ono ’ day Keene'wanted) to take: a trip, to a neighboring, town, and, us toe,de- seent of the mountain by too path was slow and fatiguing, he took a notion to try tho chute. So lic. braced up, en ­ veloped himself in an ox hide, and, call ­ ing out to the' miners to let go, in a second was sliding down the. steep in- elino wilh frigjrtful yelooity.. ; . . ' .The ox hide;'being;lighter than usual, did not stop at the proper point, but shot clean out over too end of the chute, and landed Keene some seventy-five feet below in the ei-oek. . - Ho. was eOmowhnt astonished by being shot into tho creek,--but, shaking him ­ self clear of the ox hide, ho struck out for too shore,' and climbed the bank, without any broken bones. ■ The Dividend. jAu eminent financier, (finuuuler too wise him- call) meets a friend, who, re marking his moody air, says: : “ What ’ s wrong? ” . ; ' . // ‘ ‘ Well, nothing mneh — if can ’ t be helped ” — - - ' “ It surely oaunot be your- Censoji- dated Gormectiout Mining Oompany, for I boo that you have struck it rich iu toe . 2,90()-£o:)t level and declared a dividend of SB'a share. ” “ That ’ s; just, what ’ s , troubling me — . ........ . . / ‘ ‘ Why so?\ “ How to got it back — I don ’ t:think the stockholders ’ H stand another iibscsh - numt so. soon, and thoro is nio other way I know of. ” //': '\\/' : . //'/' In our, infancy we out pur tooth; in our old ago our teeth out us. Prom July 1 to Beo. 81, 187C, eighty-r nme millions of postal - cards werfr; sold in the post-offices of toe United Slates, or fifteen millions more than for the same period of 1875. Postal curds wore introduced in this country only four yearsugo. - - ' Italy has declared its seventeen uni- vCrsities open to women, and Switzer ­ land, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have taken similar action, while France has opened the Sorhomio to women, . ami Russia its, highest schools of .medicine,, and surgery. On accbiiiit of. tho whole,some dread of too phylloxera entevtivi ued in France, no _ vinca jvtc to bo to.tlic I ’ nriH Ex- posiUon next year,; uml tlioac who ue- aire to exhibit, methocla of cultivating viuos'must employ drawings, engravings or photographs. Two •well diggers wore, at work in Blooniingtou, 111., and had, after reach­ ing forty feet, begun to boro deeper with a drill. Suddenly there was an outburst of gas, which was lighted by tho flame of. ft caudle, and the explosion ‘ killed both of tho jirCn. The statistician of tho department of agrioidturo of the,.United States, m his report, makes too corn crop only two per cent, short of the great crop of 1876, and fifty greater than the crop of -1874. The aggregate, subject to passible fu ­ ture revision, is 1,295,000,000. /■: Nearly 20,000 alligator skins are year ­ ly used by tbo boot and shoo mamtfae- turei-s in toe United States, , Only por ­ tions of ’ tbe'/hTdes are serviceable. Ibcso are packed iii strong brine, ahd sbipped- to toe Northern tanner, who keeps them under treatment from six to eight months, when they aro ready for' pse, y Almost every city has some liifalutin forbignor, wiuidly a music teacher, whom it-slanders in too day time and pets fir ; the evening when ho plays or tulles for thin lomomule imil ‘ Olicap cakej unu it- wonders where his wife and children , m-o and why they da not come over to him, imd why ho is so attentive to somebody ’ s wife. And why and why. And why. A A suicide at Milan wrote the following letter to tho questor before killing him- self : “ Mr. Questor: Life is no longer tolerable; I am ambitious, but I liavo noitber talent nor tho inclination to study. Therefore I can never attain any firing, and I would be always unfor ­ tunate. This thought has rendered my life too burdensome, and I have deter ­ mined to ond it. Pardon me. ” Two brothers were caught in a terrible snow storm in Minnesota, when toey were miles from .any habitation. ...They., struggled oh, blinded by the snow, their feet imd bands slowly freezing in the in- tense cold. At length ouemuld not walk any. further and-he woe earned; awhile by the other. Then the latter went on alone until he reached a houtfe. AoBiotauee was promptly sent to the man left behind, who Svae found dead.

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