The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891, November 01, 1875, Page 3, Image 3

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    November.
Ide-whiskers and citizens' dress gave him a
touch older appearance than when I last
net mm.
Ushering me into a large, handsomely
urnished room, I beheld, with surprise,
ing upon the bed, a young man the very
ounterpart of what Oscar De Luce had
een when I first met him.
But I had no time for surprised conjcc
ire, for from a bow-window Nanita came
fcrward to greet me the same beautiful
ereature I had met in the wilds of India.
I " And this is my twin brother Leon, of
WlOm VOll havfl HPlfr ltAarrl mo cnanb "
laid Oscar anil Manila w,n:i,,. t.air
. nuu retiring, i approacnea me tied and
gmspcu tne nana 01 tne wounded man,
who was so strikingly like his brother that
I should readily have addressed him as
such.
Leon weakly clasped my hand, and Oscar
said, angrily,
1" This is the work of that hound, De
Villors. for rmlv Ian! nirt,t l.a ..
1 q. 1,1. .an !uui
f Lon through with his sword; but 1 will
explain.
; ' f Years ago Leon ran off from home on
some romantic notion, and went to sea.
. The ship he sailed in was lost with all on
. board, we believed ; but he managed to
t miraculously escape, became a prisoner to
: the Arabs, and, after long years, eluded
I their watchful eyes, fled from them, and re
t turned home a few months since.
, " Dc V.'"er8 recvered from the wound
I gave him, and after longer service, in
which his brother officers say he was love
S mad, he obtained leave, and sailed for
r France.
"There he passed a long time in sword
and pistol practice, and, coming to Eng
1 land, sought me out at my club, and the
; madman determined to take my life.
Unfortunately he met Leon at the door,
i believed him to be myself, and dared him
to follow him into one of the private wilh
I drawing-rooms, at the same time heaping
I upon him constant abuse.
j "Nothing loth, Leon followed him, and,
drawing from beneath his cloak two swords,
the madman challenged him to meet him.
I f llelicving him to be a maniac, and that
I he would kill him, Leon accepted, and De
Villers ran him through the body.
! "Jlc would have again driven his sword
' Jtjl prostrate and bleeding antagonist
, had not I entered in search of Leon, whom
asetvaufhad told me had gone that way.
l horror I beheld my mad rival,
and, as i then believed, my dead brother,
and I struck De Villers to the door.
1 , "pon 1 01 once removed home; and,
thank Clod, the surgeons say that his wound
is not fatal.
f "Just before you came, mv friend, a
gentleman, a Frenchman, called with a
challenge from De Villers, and I referred
him ,to Captain Fontaine, of the Guards,
whom I since recall is not in England; so
1 beg that you will act for me ha! yonder
returns the Frenchman now ; please go
dowa and meet liim, and explain my mis
take about Fontaine."
! 1 did as requested, and in a short while
all preliminaries were arranged for the
meeting.
kThe nest morning Oscar De Luce left
ngland for an appointed rendezvous in
Spain, and the same train carried De Vil
lers and his second.
1 After a pleasant sail across the Channel,
and run through France, we reached our
destination, near an inn in the mountains.
I When we mot nnnn il.a H..U r i
-i"' in-iu ui nwiiur
.the sun was setting in brilliant beauty, and
uiiicii.u sauiy uscar ue i.uce gazed upc
It, while his mad rival, De Villers, st'
with fcce pale and burning eyes, his v "
manner indicative of a determination ''
the man who had been more succ
Love's lottery than himself. r
1 It was the last sunset that I
villas ever saw in this world ;
terce-combat, Oscar De Li
trough the breast.
I Saddened by the unfo- j
na, o una alas! that
Bed of his wound on the
Je Villers had met his d
ircunWancc lightened
liter at having slain in il
uvat,
n iiy do you wn
l uenutitul youi
p ranger, at a '
b since. " I I
1' renlied tli
ratn (to when It
-yor splendor d
1 -
i V My son," snii
rare, of prcjudic
ito, and men's n
ojudices cet i
toubtful ifthev
THE WEST SHORE.
MONKEYS.
BY A.V ENGLISHMAN.
There are people who like monkevs
They it is who must be the true link be
tween us and monkeys, just as monkevs
make the link between them and the lower
animals. In irty opinion, one must be, as
it were, a semi-Simian to endure the soc'ietv
or even the sight of monkeys.
I have, as I hare caiil nn. .L I .
. , v '"iMuiv w nat-
ever with them my dignity will not admit
... . s a aiaiu lasunan might feel
in company with a low comedian of the
lalais Royal. Their grimaces make me
uncomfortable; their liall humanity shocks
me; their hideous community of feature
with some of my dearest friends is horrible
to me. A nartv nf m,. rtt
staring, with faces expressive of various
stages of idiotic delight, at the antics of
caged monkeys in a menagerie is to me a
mlihil and n nninr..l .--I- '.
.. . ,,ui sinxiacie it is enough
to persuade a man of the truth of Darwin
ism. Mr. Gladstone, who not long ago de
plored the fact that his special duties gave
him no leisure to read Darwin and Wallace
and to make up his mind upon the doctrine
of evolution, might perhaps now find time
to spend an hour in front of the monkev
house in the Zoological Gardens. He
would, I am sure, come away a strong be
liever in Ihia facliinnl.U .1 1, .
... .nuwu uutiriuc. let
monkeys have many pleasing qualities.
...v v. in,.- ntics are very gentle, and
callable of rnni.lr,ral,l, nfrt: .1 j
, .v, unttuuu luwaru
human beings. There is, however, that
about monkeys in this country, at lea't
which should effectually stand in the way
of thpir hnpntninff nn Tl I , '
: ey nave almost
always, every one of them, the seeds of a
...... wuaunipiiuu, ulclr uves are ncary g
WaVS tn hfi mnaciirnrl I... n f... L ,
u j n ,cw iiiuuuis, ana
their antics are none the fewer that they are
racked every now and then by a dry hectic
cough. Their ill health depresses them,
mm. ..uui,iiS !. uepnvc tnem ot their love
Of misrhief and l)ii r-nnlmoi f u..ar
, WUIUI u( uuuuoncn
and depression is one reason why a tame
monkey makes one of the most melancholy
of pets. They are ghastly humorists; they
ii. wiwu in en-agon ana out; tncir gaycty is
like that ascribed to the Chinese, who laugh
to see the executioner flog or behead a
criminal A mnnL.n..' k... . t - i
...u.,nLJ b Hiiiiiui is oi a Kina
that 1 could never enter into. It is found-
cu on tne doing ol miscluer. Let the man
who does not believe me watch a monkey
1.10,111(5 nun iup)ies or Kittens, and com
pare their innncpnt nla-nilcD ,.,;,u ,i.A
cruel tricks the monkey will put upon them.
My own monkey pined awav, and in two
months after he came to me was in the last
slace of consumption Ii ao -.-,1.1 d.:
winter weather. He crouched near tlie
fire, feeble and exhausted, looking at me,
as sick animals will do, with reproachful
eyes, as if I was responsible for his suffer
ings: bill almnct In ihn lni. l. i.i
7 ' " '" i"1" ui; nuulU UU
mischief, pulling a burning coal on to the
....... 111-1 ub, ui ueuiug a cup 01 tea it it
stood within reach of him. Notwithstand
ing bis wickedness, he was affectionate.
And I was ircttimr rernnrilcl in l,;m ...t.
he died.
A lady of rural nsiicet entered a
store tlio other day, and asked to
see some mi ' TI10
clerk, think' ,t
inquired '
ceus' ' '
si-
GOOD NIGHT.
Magic words, suggestive at once
u! uowny couciies aim sott repose.
Sweet words, when breathed by af
fectiormto lips full of living tetider
ness, soothing tlie weary one like
the melting strain ot a distant harp,
borne to the ear on the soft breath
of ovenitiff after n av nf fiitimm
and toil wclcomo precursors of soft
siuiuuers ana golden dreams.
Good night ! 'Tig the sweet adieu
to loved and dear ones who, with
tho good night kiss yet warm upon
their hns. are nhnuf n, .!,,;,. n.
fairy regions of drcnmlaud. "(Jood
ingui ; mm we leave the giddy
Whirl Of liti' hnav afnirn nrl ...til.
draw for awhile hrOiiiid iIia
until summoned by the usher of
Uliwiltllff QllV to rnnrmoni. no lino..
actors 111 the grand drama of life.
uuuh iiigm 1 aim, resigning our
selves to tho protection of tho Great
Invisible, we sink slowly, softly, do
liciously into tho arms of Morpheus,
whose soothing caresses soon spirit
us nwny into tho fairy Elysium
Whore, oblivious nf rnnl mvo n.,,1
sorrows, we revol for awhile in the
iiew-iounu uui. siiort-nvcd happiness
of dreamland's blissful Eden. Good
night ! and tho weary, way-worn
traveler flies on wings of enchant
ment to liict ilistnnr linmn ml
the caresses of his friends and fam
ily, bood mglit! and tho piping
Invar pliiarta iliA lnniy.nl.an..
1 1 ."..t-ouut 11,11 who
to Ins breast. Good night ! and tho
uieiiioriu prossesineyioiding couch,
the wearv head rrmnand iinnn tl,n
doWHV llillow. and illstnntlv wn nm
iiun.y iciieiiisiiig 1110 10V0118 Uavs Ot
1.1:. .r.. 1 l . 1 1! 1
uiinsiiii pusi, mm nnii ourselves
treading the soil of some distant
clime we have long wished to be
hold, or suddenly arrivo at tho at
tainment of some long-eovetod ob
ject. (JoOll lliirllf! Kind t.nn,li.i. 'tin
growing lute; soft sltiinbors and sweet
ioiuua iu iu I, llliu 10 an uooil
night !
MAID AND WIFE.
Marriago Is to a woman at ohm
tho happiest nnd saddest event of
her lite; it is tho pronnso of future
bliss raised on tho deatli of present
enjoyment. She quits her homo,
her parents, her companions, her
amusements everything on which
she hns hithorto depended for coin
fort, for affection, lor kindness, and
for pleasure. Tho parents by whose
advico sho has been guided ; the
sister to whom sho has dared to iiu
part tho very embyro thought and
feeling; tho brother who lias played
witli her, by turns tho counsellor
and the counseled; nnd the younger
children, to whom she hasliitherto
been the mother and playninte; all
are to be forsaken at one fell stroke
Svery former tie is loosened, the
"mar ui every action is cllllllgcd,
she flics with joy iu the untiod
V
nths before her. Uuoycd up
0 confidence of requited love,
us 1011U nnii graceful adieu
1 life that is past, and ttiriw
cited Hopes nnd joyous an
)n to the liappiuoss to come.
0 to the man that can blight
nopes who can treacher
0 such a heart from its
enjoyments and wutehful
i of homo who can, cow
Ibreuk tho illusions which
her, and destroy the confi
Vh love had inspired. Woe
V) hns too carlv withdrawn
(plant from tfie props and
aoral discipline in which
'ecu nurtured, and yet
ett'ort to supply their
11 him is thcrcsponsibil
rrors on him who first
by his exnmplo, to grow
ir iiuiy, anu men e.Ko
Weakened sjiirit and Hu
rt, to the wild storms
temptations of a sinful
Ah proverb says, "A kiss
(. moustache is aii egg with-
ORIENTAL STORY-TKLLRS.
Travelers in Persia, China and
Japan tell us of professional story
tellers and tradition-reciters who,
standing in tho streets and market
places, toll marvelous tales to all
who may choose to listen. Tho fol
lowing is one of their C hinese para
bles :
" Fold, in tho course of his wan
derings, coming to a village, knock
ed at tho door of a rich woman, and
begged permission to enter. ' What !'
said she, 'do you think I receive
into my hotiso even- roving vaga
bond? No, indeed"; it would '1o
unbeliltiiiL' a i'i)jiii.'tiihln
Go your way ! ' Then ho went to
the cottago of a poor woman, who
at once bep,pr.il liim , ' ui.
sot before htm tho only food siio had
a uttlo goat s milk broke a pieeo
in uimiu uuu ir, aim said: ' .May
Kohi bloss it, that wo mav botli
hnvo enough ! ' Sho then prepared
him a couch of straw, and when ho
fell asleep, perceiving that ho had
no shirt, sho wit. n n nil .,;,rht ,i
made him one out of some linen sho
had earned by her own hard labor.
In tho morning sho brought it to
him, begging ho would not dospiso
her noor eift. After lnmiL favt ui.
aceoinpanied him a little way ; and,
at parting, Fold said: ' May 'the tirst
wumyuii umieruiKO last till even
ing ! ' When sho got homo sho bo
gnn to measure her linen to see how
much was left; and sho went on
measuring, and did not come to an
end till oveninc. wlmii l...,. 1.....
and yard wore full of linen; in short.
uuu uiu iiui Know wnat to do with
her wealth, ller rich neighbor
seeing this, was sorely vexeit, nnd
resolved that, micli r.,.,,1 r..i,,..
should not escape her again. A fter
ouniu uiuiiius tne traveler enmo onco
more to tho villain. sl, m ,,.i
moot him, pressed' him to go to her
iiouse, treuicu mm to tlie best food
sho had, and in tho morning brought
him a fiuo shirt of linen, ivhich she
had mado somo timo before; but nil
night sho kept n candlo burning in
her room, that the stranger, if ho
awoko. miL'ht suiilircn nlm ivd ti.nlr
nig his shirt. After breakfast sho
accompanied liim out of the village;
and when they parted ho said: 1 .T11y
tho first work you undertake last till
CVOIlinir ! ' Sim vv,.nt im I
" " 111' lllu,
thinking the whole time of her linen
uuu iimicipating its wonderful in
crease; but just then her cows lioimn
to low. 'Heinle 1 llli'iisllie inv
linen,' said she, ' 1 will quickly
fetch tha env4 mmm u-nl,,.. 1 lt..
when sho poured the water info tho
trough, her pail never einnlii',1: slm
wont on pouring, tho stream in
creased, anil soon her house ami
yard wero under water. The neigh-
bol'8 C'OI 11 1 1 In I II I'll tlillt nvvntlini,, ,..
ruined: the inlili -..i..." ,?,....!
and with dilliculty sho saved her
me, iur waier never censed Mowing
until tho setting of the sun."
Dons' Tn.s. A II nlii.m.Ai. !...-
nishes tho following: " Every spot
ted dog has the end of his tail'whito,
and every spotted cat the end of tho
tuil black. Of tho fact there can bo
no doubt. I havo examined dogs
and cats w ithout number iu France,
in England, and in America, and al
ways noticed the same result. Tho
dog allair is not original with mo,
but the cat is. Our former minister
to Juiiun, Mr. Harris, tiit mentioned
tho tact concerning the doir in a
1. ..I... .1... x . . 1 .,1 tt
i. iiui iu uiu .iew 1 oik Junta, pub.
lished somo vc:irc uiiu.u 1 f.......
looked at many iiuintings of dogs in
uiu Kueric 01 runs ami elsewhere
in regard to tin- m..l r. .1 ,.
there U10 dogs spotted always ' in
iui, proving 10 me unit the artists
1....1 : -i 1-- . .....
...1.1 Hiviiriuiiiy copied alter nature.
"GeorL'o. dear, don't von think it
is rather extravagant of you to eat
nutter with that delicious jam?
" No love ; economical. Sumo
piece of bread dues for both?"