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T H E S $ » t 5 » t e a l I>UBI.ISHED EVES r XrBnXESDAY. c . a w M M i i& 'E B r E & s o k , EDITORS A»D PEOFRISXORS, TERM S: T h e D emooea * ano Q azsttb . w ith ^ r o n i p . w ill ho sent to any person ior one year fot $2 00 in advR,ncB; op , tao D emo O eat ai JB GAtstTS, withotttOhroajo, w illb e s o n t t e those U v io a iii th e County for SI 50 m advance, and to those liv in g o a t o f i b e C o a n ^ Q l 60 in advance, post-' &sa paid. No p tpor disoantiausd iialfia ail ar- rca ^ ^ s arc paid, except at the option of the ■ra. . -, SATES OE ADVESTISISG; Oae sauaro.ana wcek„.„. One aqaapo.two weehs ..... Oae square, three -sreoks _ Oae Square, one month..,.. One square, two months.. One square, throe months.. Onasquafe, six months.,. ( tweevk mneb = 1 1 . \ I 4 00 6 0J ...„ TOO 4®* A liberal disooanfc will be madetathos< wilo advertise by thfe year, ibr any sr^at©3 nmoant tbaiu a sauar«. V A L U A B L E F M M I L O T S J E T ' o i : * S a l e A T J E B K I i i l E S l , N . ¥ . Tho’underaigraed have eoucluded to put upos the market, atprivate safe, for the period of three months &om date, a, limited number o f their DISIRASLE VILLAGE LOTS, DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHED 1842.1 ja L g g 3 E > 3Ls3ETt?»»gPXji3BS 3 P * j a i . 3 U 3 ^ S [GAZETTE ESTABLISHED 1863 c . o .. w i T H E R S T I l f E As S O B , P r o p r ie t o r s . T h e y n lo n a n d th e O enstitutloit. T ? E !E M S :-$S ,00 A . Y E A R . V O L U I E I S I I T . H E E K I M E R , W E D I E S M I M A T 5 / 1 8 7 5 . M M B I E 3 8 . m THE PABX. (orhlnally forly-two in number,) earved out of a valuable plat ofland w b i^a they purchased. last the brain ConoelyCsTs year, at great expense, in order to afford addi« Making life bat the babble’s ( tional building facilities in the village or\” .. This is my littlo swootheart dead. Blue were her eyes and her eheek ir^ red And warm at my toaoh when I saw her lasl Vf heA she smiled on me and held mo fast. r^shat blu( I f this is the endTfflhiTh^a That I am to know of this w — I f the beantifal spirit I knew li The pitiless veil, there is nolhing beyond; I f this woman, so fair, so fine, so fond A week ago-^ond, fine and fair With the life, the soul that shone out there In hereves, her voice, which madeherin truth The woman I loved ;■ i f this woman farsooth Is dead as this dead clay that lies Under myVaze with elo'so-shut eyes. Then what is the meaning of life, when death Can break it all, as breaks at a breath Thechild’8 blown bubble afloat in the sun? What is tho meaning if all 13 done » Whea this breath.goes out into empty sir,, Iiikethis childish Playing, flimsy and fair ? W h atisthe msaning of love’s long pain, . Theyearniui; memories thatrendand strain The living heart or the Jiving sottl. I f t h isisen e end. i f this is tho whole- - _ s ^-ath—thisU*\'' f life and death- hat drops in the '.{ complete. _____ _ _________ _______ _ empty cheat T - [age,of Herki- t^rous^all tho maze L o c a t i o n o f L o t S n .stern Avenue.” ;od, is* The westerly terminus of “ Eastern A 1 oallod, upon which the lots are looatof so oallod, upon which the lots ars about ten rods aoathorly of the New T oj A Cen­ tral and Hndson River Bail Bead, and about eight rods easterly of the Herkimer Hydraulic Cana!, and distant but a few rods from the Her­ kimer Depot. The -lots are sufficient ________ . , _______ ___ __ _ m tlyferirom the Bail Road to avoid the noise and bustlaof thorn ® «,anavj, - o ------- ,.— lomowher- t S I Z E OF L O T S . a Avenuo.” which is fifty feet wide . light line its entire lenrth; i n barrel.” ing in alig h t line i ords,“ aa straight I and run- r in other O X r m O 3 P X 3 S 3 1 0 3 S T - ITo oonfidently assert that these lots are com­ paratively dry and well adapted to building purposes, and ate not Subject to spring and fall inundations, barring a favf lots at the extreme easterly terminus o f tho “ Avenue,” and thatthe ■soil }s of the finest quality, both for gardenluK and Iruit raising, in the Mohawk valley. m m E B OF LOTS m u t e b m s OF O A i i. Wo will offer these lots at priees running from ninety dollars to two hundred and sevehty-five dollars each, according to location. Our terms of sale will be one quarter of purchase price down, and balance payable in three equal parts, in one. two and three years, with interest annu­ ally, secured either by approved notes or mort­ gage upon lot or lots sold. AHD G E J O I E A i UTSPECTIOF. this Valuable Village Addition hfls irreyor. and esn Cthc office of the Herkimer JDemaerat. fhere any larther information on th« iubjeot of lots can he obtained.. A general inspection -extended to those in eearcl on which to build. , ^ Dated Herkimer, Eebruary 2 4 ^ A Map of this Valuable Villas been made by W. S. Parker, Sni bo seen a s^the office o f the HerL n of these lots is cordially search of a valuable lot up ■ brnary loio. 0 . 0 , W ITH B B S T INE,.' JACOB H . W EB E R . M I F , H I P , DUB CITIZENS HAVE EOHND OUT THAT Keeps tho L AEGEST and EBESHEST stock of in town. Sehas also, alarge and completestoOk- of choice brands of < 3 1 C € 3 r A m L S S t Also,» complete stock o f P o c k e t Books, P layin g Oar^s, Per­ fumery, Hair Oil, L ead P e s c a s , Slate Fenoils, Braw ing -Peucilsi Pens and And the larsest and best assnrtmeiii o f B O X B X B I Q B over feefor&brouslst ia tovra, consisting of Long and BNVSLOFfiS. with, neatly ruled PAPER, lold.ng legal style; in fast,all the latest styles constantly on hand. I havo a larje and complete stock o f scHOSt BftOKS AND SLATES, ,<SCO.j I keep all kiadh o f V I l G E T A B L E S In their season. H . H . W I T H E R S T I W E , B Uo o r s ai36ve Po»t OTfice HerKlmer, N.Y. EeDNOMY liADS TO WEALTH. J O H N W - B K O W H \ISrOUJGI) r e ' s p e e t f a l l j in:S>na t i e Vf Ladies and Gentlemen o f Serkimejr and Tisinity.thstfifty p o rcentcanbe saved feypaV xoniainghis ^ Steam B f e i n g and O leaning i l S T A B t . r S H M E K T . - HadiesRUk and Woolen DrM«es.Hhaw1^K <^«»ZLed or colored vritikoat rrppiuif* j A 9> ■ain- M y dead so infinitely de^r. My dead that coldly lying hero Mocks my fond heart with sembjanco fair, ehilla me with measureless despair. Then I conld calmly measure.ffite With Natura’aiaws. and speoulate <3n all the doubts that soienaa brines i 'Now. standing here; what is it sprios ------- ’ \^atmakf- \ - lakes despair fond, 0 Jair Somewhere, son To find thy livk O V E B T H E -DAM. Y es. life is a swift-running nver. , A nd iFsmr^Hty harascenacnm* the ti«0y B at the boat glides so smoothly atstat*ttiF \ T h a t one feels just Hko Jetting it glide. You hear the wUa roar o f the rapids That below yOu now thunder and break. But yon think you Oatt easily p u ll b.hok When you see thnwhite foam in your wake. Well, with me it whs mighty Smooth saUitt* I>urin’'alt life’s first Sumiuec hours. And the river sang over 8p sweetly. , And its banks w.ero SO brilliant with uowerS 1 \* hile the bow that bangs ovnr tha torrent Seemed a halo that bcokoBe.«i me there, And the mist that rase from tho waters Quite concealed the black gulf o f despair. To be sure, I patged-frionds as I drifted,- PtiUia’ sturdily up 'gainsUhe stream. But I laughed as I saw how they labored. While my boat danced along like a dreamt What matteied which way it was glidin’ If I sailed with i t up.or sailed down— Behind I saw only lite’s straggles. AnA-wrog„-m« vraa nimsuEarriife’s ctown. I say X passed, friends pullin’ a» stream. And tioy warned mo otflanger below; •Bnt advice is SO oheap that when given Xt^.amcm 2 t 8 to jast nothin.^ son And-erper’enoe-well, that’s o f some value, Butit ain’t always wisdom it brings. I’ve got It—yon’re right, ’tis a nettle, .A^nd I plucked it at cost o f its slings I It's tough, lookin’ nn the bright river. Andseoin’ whore I might have tam ed baok,^ ■\ *■ ’ ’“ lings^eea--^ ....» ----- - . ™ Jat X an_. I drilted, y o u know, w itltehp current, Attd, of course. I went .over the dam, T H E V A L U E O P G O L B There m ^ ho standard weisht for precious But deeper weauins it must over hold; Thank God. there are some things no laW caH And one o f thcic—tho wul worth of gold I The stamp of kins er crowd hsa common power 'JCo hpld thetroffie-valae in 'control. Our coarser senses notethis worth—the lower; The higher comes from senses o f the soul. ___________________ This trut^wafind not in mera warehouse learn- l I M f l f l t t l F I I The™.ilaeTarieswiththehanSsthjthvw; n l i K n f i l l T The worth depends upon the mode of earning: ■ And this man's copper equals that man's goldr fith empty heart, and .forehead* lined 'With MetfA«in^»Bd sorrow hava beau that msa's Butl^^^man’s heart with fine emotions teeming, _Makes rich the gold for wMoh he coins his Bnt richer still than gold from upright labor— 'Ihe enly gold that should have standard Is the poor earningof our humble neighbor, Who-e even coin is red with sacrifice. fere storeof money is not wealth, bttt rather The proof o f poverty and. need o f bread. like men themselves is Uie bright gold thef It m w beUviBg, or it may ho dead. J: may be filled with Love and life and vigor. To eaido the wearer, and to cheer the way ; It may be corpso-liko in Its-wei^ntand rigor. Bending the bearer to his native olay, iJheip is no comfortbut in outward shoving In aU. the sexyile homage paid to drosS; letter toTiearaand-aoul the silent knowing Our littlefitorehaanofchwa gained w iMS; THE LUST POEM, I was in the Union army n;hat o’eroaino and captaTeuXee. Of tfae-maroiiing. fighting, tenting, Many things remembered be. X remember once while oninping OalliDg at a oomrado’s tent, • Itsing with Mm on-his blanket, Kea'diaS magazines he lent; ^ - A h ! i ehanoed upoh a poem' That went to my inmost heart. tVitfa the mingled, pain and pleasnre Of blind Cupid’s winged dart. I omitted then to keep it. OrtO’^aiaitwordforvFordr • . '3?jioogh its 9-kd and wondreas boaatr Hati vay eoaX so atronsrel^ stzrred;^' -- Itwas coaehefi in MiUoa** ineasarc, : Trimmed and feuered not with rhyme; ' iBitaciiifencedmelaBC&ofyi I t was touchingandeublime. SOQQ the file imd drum was sounding, Hasty marches in-tho strife; And tto book—I could not find it. With those lines uii soMior’s Ufei The lone uittsings ot a sentinel . Guarding gleepixij boyein bine, Ia-the,diin and qaiat foresfc When the * * Wh«n a y i Fifir6i3iy onlrioi vn AU -with better hip< How at length he Siew me loemau. Wishing by thatWeedinsclay Breedom too from thiahisg and fill. Clashing o f som e Berea affiray. His prescntimeat of his own4eath, Oharging sudden to the spot Hush th* rebels, breaking cawn UD With their ringingshoute And shot. Often, since the war wa» ended,. Have £ searched, bnt searched in vain. For that muse I fell in love with GOB 1 $ LOVE, It i» tho ose, alndost only, slrngpile of religious life to believe this. Id spite of aU the seeming cruelties of this l if e ; in spite o f the clouded mys­ tery in which (5od haa shrouded him- seU; in.spite o f pain, and the stern as^ pect o f human life, and the gathering of thicker darkness and more solemn silence around the soul as life goee on simply to believe that God is love, aud to bold fast to that as a man holds on to n rock \^th a desperate grip when the salt surf and the driving waves sweep over him and take the ----- - T ---- •ed with r easy. Wbetf we be­ lieve that, human affections are easy. It is easy to be generous and tolerant and benevolent when we are sure of the heart o f God, and when the iittle love o f this Ufa, end its coldoess, and its unreturned afiectious are more than made np to us by the certainty that dUr Father’s love is ours. But, when we lose sight o f that, though but fora moment, the heart Sours and. men seem no longer worth the loving j and the wroHgaai'o magnified, and injU\ Ties cannot be forgiven, and life itself drags on, n mere death in life. A. man may doubt anything and every­ th in g , a n d s t i l l b e blessed* provided only h e holds /ash to that C.OnVlCtion. Let all drift from him like seaweed on lilh’a bceah,_ So long as he reposes the assurance of the eternal iaith- Iness o f the eternal charity, his spir­ it at le^ t cannot drift. There are moments, 1 hdmbly think, when -we understand those triumphant words o f 8t. Paul, \Let God be true, and e v «ry man a liar.”— F. W. Rohertson. VERBAL VICES. Indulgence in verbal vice soon en” courages corresponding vices in con- \duct. Iiet any one of you come to talk about any mean or vile practice wllL a familiar tone, anil do you sup­ pose, when the opportunity oceura for committibg tho mean or vile act, be will boas strong against it as before? It is by no means an unknown thing tfaau men o f correct lives talk them- selves into sensuaruy, orime and per^ dition. Bad language easily runs in­ to bad deeds. Select any iniquity JOB please j suffer y ourself to con verae i n its dialect, to use Jts slang, to speak in the character, of oue who relishes it, sad I need not tell how soon your i r l l r r . The Captain’s Return. A jo D , . s t r e t c h o f la n d , sh e lv glittering, when the sun shone on it, with white sand -left there by the re­ ceding sea-waves, as they crept soft­ ly and insidiously Upward, or sung in theii , Jdefthwhile, inside the cottage all went on with the order, and neatness, and regularity which rivalled that of the clock on the mantel, which seem­ ed to take a delight in ticking the minutes and strikisg the hours .to such a bustling, cheerful little mis­ tress. - - \ Little Hans, the poor, half-starved, forlorn German boy, whom Robin had taken to milk the cow and hoe the ig hurricane, up, themselves- into much with bad men and an bad pla­ ces, is not only unwholesome to ft man’s morality, bttt unfavorable to his faith and trust in God. It is not every man who could live as L o t did in Sodbm,L and then be fft to go but of it Under God’s copvoy. ’ This obvious priheiple of itseU.'ftreniahesa reason not only for watching the longue, but for keeping ourselves as much as pos­ sible out of siblt dates.- the company of bad asso- ■Xndian Areamt . ' .-W .- P ko FANITY.—W© are emphatically in the age of profanity; and it seems to us that we are oh the topmost cur-f rent. One cannot go on the streets anywhere without having; his ears of­ fended with the vilest words, and his verence shocked by the most pro- ae e 'use s e o f aa-cred a c r e d qiBmeS. !^ojf*does habits, this clings the most close­ ly, anff increages with years. It is the most insidious o f habits, growing So invisibly-that almost before one I becomes an accomplished on IS aware he curscr, H abit .— I trust everythingander God,” said Lord B r o u g h a m ,to hab­ it, upon which, in.all ages, the law­ giver, as well as the schoolmaster, has maihly ptaced * bi» reliance; habit, which makes everything easy, and casts all difficuUifiS. uponJthe devia- ,trqn from a wonted course. Alake 80 - b: 5 i 8 ty a habit, and intemperance- will be hateful; make prudence » habit, and Irecklees profligacy will be as con- iry to ibo nature of the ehUdj grown . adult, as the most atrociou$ crimes are to any o f your lordships. Give a child the .habit o f sacredly regarding the tsutb j of earafally respecting the property of hthew; Qf h^rupulqusiy ^oijatalning ircw ifop^ovi- donee which can involve him in dis­ tress, and he will just fis likely think or rushing into an eleia^ t in which he cannot breathe, as of lying, or cheating, or awearing.” y m T i IS HAPPIKESS. Oapisty humanity is h u iit; . Aua 0 B hutaauUy xuush hapmusss: A b I yetrtiU cnsru on piew itselU , . „ Aaoaliocouunerce wiUi her GsiftinH® Frefe not tbs' tuinaJts and tho shooka of bi The whirls of pagiion. and the strokes of ft A bfety heliexed is>oy bejwB; A Dietx adored is joy advanced i i& t l n tby^eilenfc wishing, thy voiceless, muttered prnyer, let the do- Sire be not cherished that Afflictions may not visit theo? for Well bft3 it r _ -..-t. ------- - ---------- rifled irqugb sorrow, and to accept it meek­ ly as a blessing. I see that a ll th© clouds ftru angel faces, and their Yoi- m speak'hftfffloniously ofthw over- lasting chime.—L- J £ Ohitd, • MSr To liriiig highest prineipTo to th© fuiailmeut o f commQaest duty, and bv the influence of lofty motive flower-garden and run on errands to . . ^ . w the village, grew brighit the summer sun their monotonoua under the influence of hi chant, tossing their white,'crisp waves bis face, grown wider and fuller every joyously in the moraiug sunlight, or day,,Jill till at resemble'* --------- *“'** dashing Witih resistless fury, when bunted by tli© sWeCpinj up, fill they lushed t snowy foam on the rocky projectians of Eagle Crag, which stood, when the water was at low tide, a mile and half from shore. Upon the top of thi.s point, known to the villagers by the name o f Eagle Crag, stood a cottage, a veritable lit­ tle nest, in - fairy-lik© proportions, around whidli R. garden bloomed aflf blossomed like a paradise in » des­ ert. \ Where shall I build a little ca to hold you till I come backf” ask brown -and resolnte John Hanforth, the sailor, as.he looked on the bright face of^ tho nowly-mado *Mr3. Ban- forth, with, all a lover’s fondness shin­ ing in his honest face and fearless eye, transforming the hard lines of big w e a th e r -h r o n z a i_face'in to posith tenderness. \ A t the Eaglets Crag,” answered -Robina Danfortb, usually known among her acquaintances by the pet name o f \ Robin.*’ “ In that bleak place I\ said John, in astonishment, \ Why, birdie,, yon would die of hoffle-siekaeis in ft week.” ^ “ OH, John, please coaxed the little woman, who, practieal and housewifely to the last degree, hid be­ neath it ail a vein of romance,..none the less strong for being hidden. “ In I eyes, grew brightei '*■ before you, with your experiencOi d wisdom;dom; andnd nobleoble manliness,anliness, and wis a n m took me to hjB.your foolish little wife* aod ftotually stooped to fali in love with me, a'lnere school-girl, I used to for a home, flear. Uext to gfiug fflrat father and mother bat this might be the reason of John preferenca for marry, cheerful Robin, whose unfailing good spirits were to him a constant source of wonder and delight; . “ i thought she always seefoed very fond of John,” she contented herself with saying, as Mrs. Banforth lose to take her leave. ^'SeermdV' echoed Widow Ban- fortb, with her deepest s igh; “Jet me tefl you, Mrs. Gray, when, you have 'livad io this wicked world as long as. th e lo a g i a g aud sister to love and care for me*- this, other longing for n home was the strongest j and after Xaaw you, John” —here a bright fluijh etained tkulcar brown of h^r sunburnt -cheek---'* I used to think i f the longing should ev­ er grow to be a reality, *nd the little tim e I m u sed vtpoa i t , aE o m d e v e r - mine—ours, I m6ao,”*«»-with anolli- er littlq^ blush— how happy, how v e ­ ry happy I should be. I saw the place where it should stand, this lit­ tle home of oars, on a high point, overlooking the ocean, where*'\we luld watch the white ahips-sail along rlessly up- uii fcuo juuuuulug waves. I SaW the roses and'jasmine tenderly twine their wealth of bloom around the little porch* and I have heard a thousand times Xbe hum of bees and song of birds, that darted in and o u t among the vinee and blossoms.” Vines and blossoms!’’ burst forth hoaeal John, in kis amaftementi \lit- lahould lom that dy of the aublimo song o f the poet, Mrs. Banforth went her lugubrious way homeward, • \“'’v”. ^ the sumhiers came and went in decisive. Eagle Crag, the most arid, s^ue ia a u o f a u a m e s . [^ o t ' d o e s v?»ate c o n c e iv a b le.”' it come from the old or ittiddle*aged ♦•Oh, John, I'a thii truer was all ehe said j but the smothered sigh at- __ ^ ^ ^ utested the depth o f her disappoint- oommuuity are most proficient in de- ment. grading language. JBoys have an idea t ^ smart to swear { that it makes them m a n ly; but there never was a greater mistake in the world. Men, even those who swear themselves, are disffusted with, nrofanfty in a young John made no reply j. but, atimula- ted by the sound o f that half-smother­ ed sigh, and the glimpse pf glistening* team twiakiiug hastily froift the brown, curling l^hes* foil to studying ways aad means; and therteult w®* the ptetty cottage, set ott.the topmost pointnf EagIfe Crag, while vines and flowers flouriihcd and grew in the ar­ tificial soil spread over the small in- ciosure which defined the boundary of hjs-pureh'ase; • * ' * Eerched np^tbere, like a mbuntain- bird’a nest, - one could see from the porch, which was on the north side, the village, with its fishermen’s cotta- ; the long, winding, steep road, ise tortuous descent of'tww miles must be traversed ere one could gain that J white, Atom the wesi and south, one looked upon the sea from a height which almost made the gazer fliddy. Hose^ and cKmbiDg plants adorned the treUises ; beds of crimson verbe­ nas, purple pansies and snow-white little garden redolent of perfume. - . By the second sumniur> so well doi meslicated had the flowera became that they fairly ran wild and defied 11 boundaries j purple pahBWil Ahd :oM nastaifltama eicaped by Ibfi ua* lergrouud passage they had found to­ gether, nodded boldly.from the walk and looked with disdaifli ou their Aca>0 AIM 4 aalookeddfS^p^^tt for places, peeptug through the garden palings* clasping with their\clinging' cliaging tendrils the stone righ and Gheerfui of her smile j while day at rwembled nothing so much as one pf his own carefqlly-tended sunflowers, bore wifcneas to her mar­ vellous aklil in cooking. Mother Danforth‘~ a good sort *of woman in a melancholy way, who was much given to foequent sighings and complaimogs, whose most cheerful recreation was a funeral now and then and to walk up to Eagle Crag to in­ spect, after the time-honored fashion of aaothers-in-law, the doings of its little mistress—wa§ fain to confess that even to her critical-eye the srf^t. iputously neat,” she ac­ knowledged to her next-door neigh­ bor, Mrs. Gray. \ B u t she dosen’t seem to Ejue after John & bit. Bnt* then, what, else could one expect from uoh a child ? ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ I suppose, if John ia pleased, I , ought ta be. But T’m £ure it was never my way, when Oaptaiu Dail-' forth was on a voyage. Many’s the night t have cried a ll night, and the was more like a funeral than anything ©Iso hll the time he was gone.” ich might plunge his nneonscious enemy hegdlong down the abyss to a frightful de^th on the sharp, jagged xocks below. As he reaches this point in his jour­ ney, the youth pauses a moment, turn­ ing his back, to the flefqo blast, which has been blowing steadily in his face all the Way. John is bteide him in a momem;. \ V i l l a i n l ” f i e grasps th e boy by the shoulder fiercely,-with au oath hissed between big ebut teeth, and there is a struggle--unequal, short. fragrance and-song to tho little cot­ tage on the Crag ; and the white ships sailed stately and grand* or flaw like commanded by Cuptaifl Johll Pah» forth, tOUChiog HOW at this port, now at that, sometimes driven by prosper­ ous galoB; someflmes buffeting adverse winds, set sail for home. And in the heart of the brave man, ho, 8oaj'''^\“ ■“ ----------- *’ ----- ■” „orm, al ly paced her deck, ^ ^ . ture of a face which, whether bright with piquant smiley or sad with April tears, had alw ^ s been eloquent with love for him, and which was fairer and dearer to his eyes than all the world beside. llream on, - honest Gapialn Han- forth I For you the joy and the brightness of iovc are over; for you a storm is gathering which will scatter your love-dreams as e ^ ily as the wind which sweep?'over the deck of the Ocean fiird scatters th e foam that create the wave wherfidn ihe rides. ., 'Lha Dutch clock ticks merrily away, surveying the neatness and co­ siness of the little room with a face shining with approbation. The fire ler, ifbua iitia- tress^ daintily attired in a merino drees, with lace at the throat and wrists, Alts before the sparkling fire add gazes dreamily into ft. Her work lies idly upon her lap; the ball of worsted has rolled un­ noticed upon the floor; so deeply is ftheipaiiaieried in her reverie that she heeds not the fact that Hana has gone to sleep in hi? chair in his usuaj fash­ ion, and iUs wfth his raped head bob- noan o f the surf upon the eitore chants te monotonous dirge. , . Outside the- cottage,' close Jp |he window, stands a man heediess e f the bitter wind, deaf to the roar o f the angry se8,gsziDg, gazing, with hun­ gry heart and a happy Bmile, upon the picture within. * \ How beautiful i iself* and ^ SS over JiL ™ T on the HttW’figure in the leriuo.drees- It was thus that he had piotured --------- = --,the Wended to­ gether in a harmonfooa whoie, iabelV ed in his mental pictufe-gaiiery, perfeefty jasdess, flaunting theft scent- imloofce leeptug* through Butr the slight, _ girlish figUr^ bent ft little forward, the failing brown hair, the shinteg; trnthful eyes, this had been the brightest, because the their tendrils the sto door­ step, running races with the juhmine, which qnietiy plodded on towaM ftie top o f porch—in fact, setting a l l , law and oraor a t defiance in the most rebellious manner, but ftlso in a way that would have dona John’s heart good to see. \But ftlasl John had been gone these many day* on a voyage to the ’ this the wife you have seen in doting Ghina Sea, bearing with Vim to k«ei» j dream?, for whom you hav* kept yonr his heart warm, the memory o f a sun-' \ soul pure and uestained, that It might ay face, which smiled good-bye with J hold enshrined her sacred image tearful ©yw one bright summer morn-1 An inner door is opened, * quick, j dearest o f all. She wa? thinking o f him, perhaps, little dreaming o f the happy surprise JO store for her in hi? unexpected re­ turn. W hat is that? Ay I start, John Danfortb, and reel ft? if struck by a sudden blow. ^ I» ' this the Wife you have seen Jn doting muffled with coats and wrappings of tor,* is besido Robin’s chair. She looks Up in his face. How well John Danforth knows that loving smile! and though tho wind prevents their words fi?om reaching; him* she seCms^ from her gestures to be urging remon­ strances against bis going out in such a storm. ihe Ight, . , She flings both arms around hiS neck, presses her lips to the smooth cheeks innocent of beard or razor, and he lays his band upon the latch, slowly opens Ihe door, and in a moment more is out in the —•“ he hear Sown, d bosom with the weight of his loss, leaps and burns with-all the fury o f a savage as he bears the footeteps o f his rival beside him, so close that i f he ' should stretch out hft band he could throttle him in a moment, H e looks at the darkening sky, and start? on the road to the village. “ The village road 1 The way is- long and rugged; fev^ travelers ever tread the lonely way. Revenge, ra­ ven bq ^! It Is said there is a drop of tiger’s blood in eyery human heart. I think ft must have becfi alive ia John Ban- forth’s heart thjsm, and p r o i^ ted the stealthy, creeping paee with which be followed his victim, oia, on, over rngged paths, watching, the-boyish form, till the sudden, blind impulse of revenge grew into a settled purpose--- till the sure, relentless hand seconded the murderous plans o f his heart. Half-way down the winding, rocky road ft deep chasm runs paralfoi with it for a little distance, then, with an abrupt turn, takes another direction toward the coasL - . John, breathlessly dogging fhe foot­ steps o f the boy—be is but iittle more than that—chuckled with savage de­ light at the thought of a misstep which might plunge his nncon His mother tried to soothe one would soothe a fretful chUd* \ W here \She has worn herself out watch­ ing over you. One n^ght, when you were raving in delirium, you sftid something which frightened her eo A B 0 5 ’S APBEAI. Daniel Webster and bis brother Ezekiel, when both were young, had Bet a trap aad captured a woodchuck. I t was late ia the evening when the boys discovered their game, and they desired to see-the animal alive, they managed to release it from the trap, placing it in a box until morn­ ing. The beys consulted, and con­ ing that tbe young folks of tho jfaorhood would ' Huequal, for the youth is but as a babe in that fierce, strong grasp j and, overpowered, he shouts with all his might for help* Th6 name, wrung froiL him in -his~ agonizing fear, is his death-warranCT A thousand demons rage ia the heart of Panforth a? he holds him for ft moment over the abyss. The moan, shining thro’ a rift in the clouds, lag with his; two. white hands tossed .helplessly into the ftir, a flutter of yellow coi;]g,'and then something goes crashing over jagged point? of rocks ftUd rolling Stones be- \Murder 1” The howling winds, as they sweep past, shriek the word in his ear, then -away, to bear the Cry still further on, leaving him sitting helpfessly alone and weak, staring vlacantly around and liateniag to t a r rush and roar of the incoming tide, as it murmars in hollow tones, \ Murder 1” - Gone now the blind rage »nd mad­ ness of the moteeat before; only'the anguish and the xemor?Cfal despaft “smaiD. ‘ His brfdn is in ft confused whirl; Dly half-cpnscious o f what he is doing, throws his hands upward for help; a roaring sound is in hi? ears flight flash before, his eyes; be sifiks into iftter unconseiousa^s. / A million of devils caught him in their strong arms and were forcing him over a precipice.. H e fought, he gled, he prayed for mercy, but derisive laughter answered b|m, and the torment ,wa» redqubM.''- Tbey pricked his flesh with ^arp needlete ; they burnedJbi? brain With hot irons. * ‘ “— ' — ‘ \— race, and it is utterly impossible that he should have been guilty of the crime my opponent alleges* becauga he knows no human law but obeys a higher law—that of tbe Maker of tho universe. The prisoner only took of the vegetables what was needed to sQsiaio life, and instead of violating, obeyed a higher law than that-made by man.” He proceeded to argue that the prisoner had a right with man to the products o f the earth, being created by the same hand and supplied from the same source; more­ over, that it was a wicked, selfish, cowardly act to take tho life of a wounded prisoner, and was so consid­ ered by all the civilized nations of the earth. Growing pathetic, he con­ tinued to urge that the trembling, bleeding, helpless prisoner had already suffered more than death, and that life was a small boon to grant to one of God’s creatures under the circum­ stances—-but before Daniel had closed his speech, the judge arose, and 'with ______ _ _ .- trickling down his cheeks and green portions of a paf^euKf^s^^- foulel’fiS^f^dS’aWa^^l® 1 ' “ 2 ®^®* A country clerk in a rural town had a pet calf, which he was training up in the ways o f the ox.— The calf walked around very peace­ fully under one end of the yoke, while Mr. Clerk held up the other end. Bht in an unfortunate moment the man conceived the idea of putting his HQW TLAHTS PTJRIS'Y THE AIR. plnnged next, he wandered tbroi _ ble fields of ice and snow—nothing but the fierce giarO of the \sun upon blocks and mbantains of polarioe met his- aching eyes. And every whei'e, whethfer hs wandered over buroing desert sands or eatled in » phantom ship ftmid the icebergs o f a polar sea, a biood-red banner flapped. before , M? eyes, insenbed with the word Murder!” A-t last there camb » day -when the banner no longer flapped ia his ears, and he-floated upon ftQ odormlgSQlH* mer lake awcet with the perfume of lilacs. H e reached out h!» hand to grasp them* .and ft human jouoh met that hand. Ho opened hi? eyes,i^d was conscious that ho lay in Widow ,iri which bore dor or early flowera. A sepulchral gigh £oundod ia kia ear, and Widow Danforth bent over him, the old-tiwe motherly fooJ on -fier woe-begone foes a s she tomed her bide eye? to hjs. ' \ What a d I doing here I” She lifted one of hi» thin, waBtod hands, which lay upon the coverlet, and held it before his eyes. H e drew'ft long breath. ^ Hi? mem­ ory wft? coming back, bringing too old filiaging pam to his heart. 5Vbere ia Rofflna f* Ko ftosier;; «r««« 6 n o f diiiaiA laom o B a ligu e deal for her brother, who was not killed in the army, as was supposed, but came home a few days before you did, and wandered off the edge of tbe deep cut, on his way to the village, and was dashed to pieces, the same night that you came so near freezing to death on your way to Easle Crag?’ Her brother I Tbe only tie of reia- tionship she had ever known—the brother whom she had loved with such idolatry I Escaped from death in India, and seeking the sister who mourned him as dead, only to be stricken down by the jealous hate of one who should have been his guardian and protee- He turned his face to tbe wall with a groan ^ that seemed bursting his netgbrbornood would like to see the show, postponed tho ^xeeaiion of the creature until afternoon. This gave Daniel time for reflection fDaniel never did say anything without reflec­ tion). Quite likely he was impressed with the sentiment of the littlo girls of his acqnaintance ; bnt let this be as it may, for reasons best known to our­ selves it mast not be mentioned. When the time came to dispatch the criminal, the boys disagreed about the matter—Ezekiel wanting it killed* while Daniel desired its liberation.— The ' - - From, that day he failed rapidly ; and- one bright morning, when the flowers bloomed and the birds sang blithely, he called, la hU weak voice, for Robina. They brought her in, pale and Helpless as & child, and laid her ( too bed beside him, “ My little Robin,” he whispered fondly, touching her hand revereutly, “ I have heard the call, and I obey.~ Only before I go I have a confession to m a k e, for I cannot go till you-have forgiven me.” She laid her little.haad on his. “ I know all, dear John,' That night when you lay ill in-your deliri­ um you revealed all. May He for­ give you, John, as fully as I do. Let us pray together.” A golden robin, swinging on the maple bough outside, afr that men ip? had ceased to move, hearts had ceased to beat. In the little garden at Eagle Craj where birds revel in' the wealth t_ blooffl, Hftos, HOW a strong, hale man, spends a part o f every spring in pr'nn- ing and training 1 and which they tended anA trained together. They lay side by side in the village cemetery. tained in the atmosphere-carbonic ac^ id gas. - They decompose this gas into carbon, whiclL.they asBimilate, and ox­ ygen, which they reject. Now this phenomenon, which is tbe vegetable mode of respiration, can only be ac­ complished with the assistance of a solar light. Charles Bennett, of Geneva, who began his career by experimenting on plants, and left this attractive tobject to devote himself to philosophy, only in cons^quenca o f a serious affemion of Masight, Was the first to detect this joint work, about the middle of toe eighteenth century. H e remarked that vegetables grow vertically and tend toward the sun, in whatever po­ sition the seed may have been planted in tlie eartb. proved ■tbe ^ener- ality o f the fact that, in dark places, plants tnrr ------ *’ -------- ’■ght com Iftnte imiii,-__„ ------------ les o f gas under the influence o f sun­ light. In 1771 Ffiestiy, in England, tried snother experiment! H e let a candle burn in a confined space till the light went out, that is, until the contained air grew unfit for combns- tionr—Then he placed the green parts oi'a fresh plant ia the inelosure, and at the e n d p f ten days the air had be- eome sufficiently purified to permit the relighting of the candle. Thus he proved that plants replace gas ■ ' with a made ilnpare by 'combustion ijle gas; combustible ga s; bat he also observ­ ed that at certain times the reverse plienoraehon seems to result. Ten years later the Dutch physician, In- gebhousz, succeeded in ^ — this apparent eontrafiictif just begun these experiu , ^ ^ .that naturaliBfc, “ when a most inter- ' itself to my eyes: t only do plants have the power of cleaning impure air in s is days of longer, a? PHaitly fixperimentu ssem to pciirt out, but that they discharge this important du­ ty in •» few hours in the most toorough w a y ; but this sipgnlar ope­ ration is not due at all to Vegetation; but to the elfeet e f soashtoe; that: ft aotbegin. anril the aott has baen some time above the boriaoh 1 thftt ft ceases eiftitoly daring thu dsikucssof night, that plants shaded by High buildings, or By other plants, do nol completo this fuection, that fs, they do not purify the air* b u t that, oa the itS t A schoolboy being asked b y the teacher how he should flog Him, re­ plied; \ I f you plet^e, sft» I should like to have ft pa toe Italian system —toe heavy strokes upwards, and to© Itobt« xhe case was referred to the father.— Tho old gentlemao, becoming interest­ ed, said to the boys: “ We will hold a court. The woodchuck shall- be the prisoner; Ezekiel, state’s attorney, shall make tbe opening speech; Daniel, counsel for t!ie defense, shall self, the to, the g the prisoner was brought and placed in front of the court, who was seated upon a log-of The eider brother mad© a ppeal, declaring the prisoner mankind; that he had depre­ dated upon tha property o f man ; had stolen and carried eff vegetables from toe garden; that gelfipreserratioa was the first and sfcrongest instincfc in nature,' that not only man, but all beings created were justifiable in slay- is g their enemies ; that this universal law ran through the whole chain of nature; that the prisoner merited his fate, and certainly ought to die,— Daniel then arose, and, pointing hia finger towards the prisoner, addressed toe court; “ My opponent accuses the prisoner o f being an enemy to mankiDd, and of betog guiitv of the crime o f larceny. Both of these ac- 'cusations are quite impossible, and only show a misunderstanding and misrepresentation of terms. My op­ ts failed tp prove in what re- ponent has fai] spect the prisoner sa of putting h own neck in the-^yoke to let the calf see how itwould seem to work with a partner. This frightened the calf, and, elevating its tail and voice, he struck a “ dead run’* for the village, and Mr, Clerk went along, wito his head down and his ping hat in his hand, straining every nerve to keep up, and crying out at the top of his voice; “ Here we come I blast our foolish, souls I H ead tis, somebody I'* A Grocer stepped out o f his >br yesterday just as a boy had filled his pocket with apples from a barrel, and l^e shoutsj; ;en stealing ap- erout that w a y f’ re- flied the boy, as he put the apples Jack. “ Bill bet me my pocket wouldn’t hold three old sockers, and I was just trying to see. I’m open to such bets every day in the week I” i^\-*‘Yoa know, madam, that you san not make a purse out o f a sow’s ear.” “ Ob, sir, please fan me, I have intimations of a swoon. When yott aee that odious specimen of vulgarity — ib jjj yefined phraseo' d say it is impbssib. pecaniary receptael from the auricular organ of the gabus J^*\lJobn stop your crying,” said an enraged father to bis son, who had kept up an intolerable yell for tbe last five miniitea, \Stop Isay* do you hear ?” again repeated the father after a few minutes, toe boy still cry­ ing. \ You don’t suppose 1 can choke off its a ■.'minute, do you ?” cri^ the urekiBi . . country newspaper tells this I new boy in one of the Sun­ day schools: . “ The precocious youth was asked who made toe beautiful bills about them, and replied that he did not know, as his parent? on ly' moved into town tbs day before.” ft®’*Mo love? her: Samuel D. Johnson, of Saville, Ofanga ooshty* advertiste hi? wifo, having lett his bed and board, and offers twenty-five cents reward for Her recoveryv A gentleman who has a scold­ ing wife, ia answer to an inquiiy sfter her health, said she was pretty well, oa!^ subject a t time? to a *^bre%hmg ovf in the month.\ I© ” Women are like horse? j tho l^yer the harness tho better they prsnce.

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