The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, May 16, 1874, Image 1

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om) M(By ,f-,:i ,1 Jo,,. , Vf.ajtfeBA)nr, fcwtoW, MA' ie'rff4.
NC. 86
How I AnlCMl for Sellle Mitj ton.
lam a modest man. Modesty
is in many pople a virtue; in me it
is an absolute fault. I have spent
all my life in New York city. I
have been in society fur years. I
have been a lry goods clerk, an
aavertiMug agent; and a cu.-tuin-house'broker,
and yet I am, under
certain circumstances, a sufferer
from modesty, or bashfnlness, of
whatever people may please call it.
Xotl. withstanding ordinary good
looks, resectable, manne rs, a good
business and plenty of affection, I
remained unmarried and even unen
gaged, for years after the day f
determined I had been a single mail
long enough
Not that I did not fall in love,
for I loved often and ardently; but
it always happened that, before I
could muster courage sufficient for
a declaration anil proposal, some
other man would be smitten by the
dian'ns of the lady 1 was adoring,
and I could do nothing but hasten
to reljeve my heart of affection for
another man's wile.
Time atter time this same tjiing
happened. I could make myself
agreeable in company, and chat
pleasantly with all of my lady ac
. lOuaii'tanecX but the moment 1 found
myself feeling mmstia tenderness
for any one of -them I was sine to
feel so terribly embarrassed iii her
presence that 1 generally put an
end to my hopes by keeping out
of the lady's presence as much as
I finally began to doubt whether
I should ever pet a wife at 11 f
laieWmft'tt few Avars of middle
age, ami what tender, susceptible
girl, such as I should hope to win,
would marry an old man?
! Frightened by the thought, I
solemnly- resolved that, should I
; cot again tail in love, I would
promptly declare my passion, and
itr)ty press mv suitill!
.My resolutions bad, not time to
cool before succumbed (to tlie re
sistless power of Nellie' May ton's
'y.H,iKellie did not purposely
look' witchingly at me withher
deep brown eyes girls never do
such things purposelybut by some
fortunate accident she gave me a
glance which immediately made me
her adoring slave.
As she was an old acquaintance,
I did not thirtk a deliberate court-
t $01 5 Pessary ; on 0)6 j con
trary, I determined to tell my story
at once, come of it what miglift.
The time consumed at my toilet
fiHHventtid night was far.more
than Iliad devoted fo thaf duty
even in my foppiest days. Hut, ill
spile of all 1 could do, my nose'
would look a little rojjj'ifiil a sliglvt
mor-cut on my cheek insisted on
lookiug, angry ; my cravat acted
,8rf JSessed by a human soul in
the most abjectly depraved coftf
oition, ani my shoes took a miltjl
tpolmh only with reluetameWiK
I tiitally luflelicd Mt. Mayton's
mansion and rang tlie bell. ForV
inU!K-,lur me, Nellie -had nejther
' rfftflwfwwliwor sist(,aWR': her
mother was the busiest woman in
her set, I felt reasonably sure of
rinding Nellie alone.1" .rtf
Iw tiW-disappointed. As -I
, (vitttaw -tlie' parlor, Nellie was at
,thc piano, putting into sweet sounds
an exquisite reverie of her owv
ff&lic did not hear the., servant, an.
iiomwe me, so her dainty fthgers
continued to tenderly chase each
u other over the ivory keyR, while
$he balmy air of the warm pprinc
'uftvening and the soft shades; of the
gathering, twilight seemed, full ym
Pthl Wlh( beautilul girl ad -
ftever before had she seemed to
me ,so exquisitely beautiful as now;
and as the purpose of my visit sug
gested itself to me, I telt more hope
Jessly bashful t ban ever it seeinied
that only tle perfection of all man
liness should dare to ask for the
heart of so angelic a being. ' I
strugg'ed desperately against an
inclination to retire before, she
should know of my prc-ence, and
do cut off anv possibility of retreat.
I cleared .mv throat violently. ;
Nellie turned !iick!y upon the
piano-stool without recovering from
the soulful trance into which she
had fallen, and ' with . her glorious,
eyes, she looked into 'my face as if
she-would read my soul, ,,,(
..SYNellie!" I exclaimed, but I
could , not remember another word
of the tender declaration I had
composed before . having home.
I was" conscious of flushing vio
lently, and of opeiji.rig my mouth
to speak words winch would not
come; but the searching eyes which
were lixed on mine read my story
there, and tlie ripe, tender lips be
low them broke into a pleased
smile As she arose from the pianoj
I, with an imploring look, threw
my arms about her, and the dro p
insr of her beautiful head tmon mv
shoulder answered all my unspoken
questions.. . ,.. , ,r,t ., 'm
I led my beautiful darling to a
sola, and there, with unloosed
tongue, I whispered in her not unr
willing ear a stry which seemed
to inte est her irrcatlv. in the
3. ,
enthusiasm which possessed me
after had regained my Kch, I
went beyond a mere declaration of
love 1 asked "Nellie to be mv wife.
She answered in the sweetest whis.
per in the world, but in words the
mos tembie so ..'. ji ,ij n- .1 -n
";Ves if .mamma is, willing."
in an instant I was shivering
violently. Ask Mrs. Mayton's
consent! I had rather have pro-'
posed to half , the marriageable la-,
dies in New York ! Not that here
was anything frightfiil about Mrs.
Mayton; on the contrary, she was
the impersonation of politeness,
goodness, $act, kindness, and al)
other virtues, as well as being
brilliant, wittjs,. and, despite her
forty years, extremely handsome.
Hut when ulie Jisteued to any one,1
it was with a look which plainly
said: "No nonsense, now." When
she found occasion to use sarcasm,
she was most unmercifully sharp
and bitter, and her power of mimic
ry was such that she could imitate
to perfection every tone of her'
miserable victim. To think of
facing her with any possible risk of
m disapproving of mv suit was
simply dreadful.
Suddenly Nellie, asking me to
excuse, her tor a moment, left the
parlor." Out of the darkness I
conjured up dreadful visions of
Mrs. Mavtfn in dverv tioso and
feature 'of ditdaiu, and, aside from
any other cause, I was thankful
when the gentle step and 'rustlinor
dress of my darling announced her
return. !i Wfoyw &iWiiWfl L
As slie sat down on the sofa I
stole my arm about hei waist, and
ac1a'feedfi,,t ' .tmthty 4
"Nellie, I am not a coward, but
how mil I evef ask your, mother'fi
coiiseit ?" '! , ,f
'ShetrembM for a insttttil as
she-AIw.Uie pressure -of my arm.
)Uut;siiejma((e o repljul nwn
"She is so ,teri;ibjy sarcastic so
cutting, whence wisjies to be,"
.dontiitued. . ;, ,....! pr
111 it k i I Mi
jus tone,'
merclies-' feitMcsg,
. e " siTf v Fry U1
"Voh? tt-mr" nsnKml Vniiu ,
-itti itnncidnroKln i.tnui.-itio
if ( 'i'MiiIi mi ilr wtua 1 1-, , ,,,.''!
e ahrnkf of n," 1 Mked.m L ,
reluctautly, ''the trutli is, she thinks
you're a goose she said so this
very titty .vislwo 3ml I ,
"Fwhaps, she will ity me a
little when sJie knows ho,w I love
you," wi " . " '
"i don't know 'feili' Nellie,
doribiOdsly, "She ftyV1 she 'don't
believe you'll ever amount t any
thiitg, and site's sorjiy 4br the poor
girl wlw is taken hygrpu."
Qold drops of perspijatiofi stowl
on my brW. "Ill mife terrible' mo
ment I repented d Haviog ' tbld
Nellie of my love, but the taunting
she had repeated so ijisulted my
pride that I cried. l
"You ma be my WTfe, despite
aii thiifig1 she may think ' ' or ffay !"
' "SlUb.h !" whispeied Nellie, as
we heard footsteps near ;us "per
hap that is mothee now." , ;
As the unknown' touched the
chandelier, I attempted to remove
my arm irom its resting-plaoe, but
my darling, apparently determined
to force an issue at wnee, atid to
uphold toe in my critical motneiit,
caught ray wrist tight,by,: with, ten
soft but very strong little fingers.
Tliere was 'a hiss of gas, StnA then a
bright flash, tind. 'as' with a de.s-
perate attempt at calmness, I i-gjsed
my head to, meet my drttm, I saw
midifr thv chandelier, wjii a 'won-der-struck
couutetjance., Nellie
Mavton herself, whllfvfi hind
)t lauirhte'ew-aiied ivcni; I.m
mother,. Jh-Mi tizlitJif flocked I in
ipiyarmsf ; r m . i ,
' hat arc, you(twp people do
ing!" said Nellie, slowly "recover
ing ner senses. ' ""iww
"AVhy," said MifC, Maytemj
with auiair of self.forffeU'nl 'reswua.
tion, "I. came into,rthe' parlor a
moment ago. and took, a seat oi
the sofa, in tiie'dirkvaliU this im
pndrtif ftdlow-il'nMild enough to
be his mother put his arm around
me, ami wondered h6w lie could
ever ask my .mother's consent.
,U he.u your father proposed, he was
thoughtful enough to ask my corn-j
sent 'first, but I supposed the fashl
ion of courtship has changed since
then. It wade my blood boil to
bear your saifitjy .grandma called
mercjiesf, . and sarcastic, and cut
ting, and', all sxuts of dreadful
things, but I've borne itmeeklv'tbr
yourftk, Nellie, fat you might
have a stepfather youpg atid silly
enough to ; sympathize with you,
and "
"He's my own lover," said
Nellie, with a laugh and a blush.
as she boxed Jier mother's ears, and
hid herself iii rny arms. Mrs. Mav-tongax-e
us a look of mock indig,
imtioii, but only for a moment,
for to mojtherlyiai entirely hid
the sharpness of her ejes; jtjien the
ittW.!&Teade&, so much rave
each of us a kiss; fohicfr Was Tike
ise a blessing; w uliti3qo f
Among the lot artsi is that of the
eiidjess-buriiing lamp.! Itis said
that in the time of JEdwar U..
Jamj) was discovered iii. the, grave
oi Gonstautine, wjiicb had .
.bfrt(tsinchUburial'to (hf4'
a irijid of,J,29 years i alo itj fhef
grave t ulliaf daughter of i-icero;
was, fougda lawpj , which was, light
ed at her death, 1,9 e? hforei
It went out as soon as daylight was
fkdnVitred. It has been stiaSrestoil
'that gold trabisformed ifitb the shajw
df qfiWk8ilVer, ftd these lamps : but
j tbfs 'mirmise only. ' Yet it was
f certafnl frttevel device bf th; an
eients to invent a lamp which would
! wg"
illuminate through all time the,
WTtenr iefoiit' wanted a
;m An extraordinary Wcumstance
mthe histd.-y of the country occar
red on the deth of Mr! Fillmore.
Never before since the adtfrinirtfa.
tioii of Jefferson has it liappaned
ihki only one person was alivei ex
cept the iiicnmbent, who had filled
the -Presidential office. Andrew
.Tohnson is now the Only exi-presi-
dent livin; and even he was hot
elected to that office, bntcame to
it as Vice President on the assassi
nation of Mr. Lincoln While the
younger Adams was President, the
elder Adams, Jeffirson, Madison,
and Monroe vrere living. When
Huchanan was elected, Van Buren,
Tyler, Pierce, Fillmore were alive.
When Lincoln was inaugurated,
Van Buren, Tyler, Pierce, Fillmore;
and Buchanan were living. . Within
the past thirty-seven years, seven
Presidents have been elected besides
Grant. It is an extraordinary, fact
that not one of the seven is now
:m , tuii-.,,; r ,,'j.L ' ' u.
; 'AUmhf-yhV 'From the tiny
infant in the nurse's arms to the an-
cient widow 'in her1 weeds, the
whole set Is veiled: Veils 'answer
manvmiuOoses. Thev conoeal de.
fpctSj-tl.hfighten teauty(J they
ipoyer gnei, ana ejo we see a wnoie
race of women ' of everjr age, stile
and condition laying foundations
tor diseases of the eyo through an
almost neebless fashion; TheseJ
blinders are of every coiceivaHe
style, from the white dot oii a Ijttle
child to the English crape i on its
grandmother. "The' peet oulistv
give testimony against the whole
sa'l&wdartnir of veils, and we think
they should make protest against it,
even at the risk of injury to their
.calling, t At least let the mothers
of to-day look to it that they will
lie beld responsible, in an other gen
eratipiij for suffering their little ones
to go veiled, as the matrons of a
past geipration were for allowing
turht acing and all evils which that
aisiressing practice entailed.
Dr. McCormac of London ad van-
ces the theojjy tjjat consumption or
tutercular disease is caused solely
by breathing air tbaf has already
been' breathed . Viewia is a health
ier city, thanJSt. Petersburg, because
in the latter city close stores are in
universal use and fresh air iscarefnl
ly excluded from rooms. Fating
the flesh of tuberculous creatures
wil not produce tubere'e in healthy
animals to whom it is fed. Fats
counteract the tendenev to consump
tion. Observfrtiort shows that per
sons who in early life show a taste
tor fat meat seldom fall a victim
o this disease': ami vhn verm, that
consumptives have early shown a
repugnance to such food. It is sug-
irostd t hat if the anneitite for it is
r Tv '
, wanting itshould, if possible, he
cnaieu oy ionics nnu auuiiuanir ex-
efeis6 in" wi open' air. : (" -itfc" 1 ,
j L
'''here is nothing so tends toahorU,
en the lives of old people and to in
jure their health as jhe practice of
siuing up lauj, espetuany. winter
evenings. J his is especially the'
case when there its a irrefwn-un
daughter in the family; . .We pub
lish thisirtem at tpie earnest request
of several yoiyg meiy M j ,t
'''Old' im 4jm. of 8t, Albans.
was aceiislomed to insert lintb
hismanlvforrti muifirralisohnl fluid
On a Saturday right? h was. asked
bM.ttiicWrulto-ji .took to hjst hira
over csMUoay. tie rcD led that he
n a, pun, but
Wtfttt to
p' Sunday
t ne wame ouetfti
At k regular meeting of Browns
vile Grange No, of P' of ' R
held at their. tia.Il on.tbe 9tli day of
Mar, AVI) 1874, the following
preamble and resolutions were
unanimously adopted :
WH8.:..God in his allwise
proifdende his, by Mtrf, lebioved
ftoni pafptA ourbefde bifller,
Obediali ihorp. '-hv j
Jteaoleed, That , we bow ,f in
humble submissibnand aflectibtoate
confidence to this afflicting dlspeii
sation of our friereiful ileilv
Father, knowiug thatnti W,': sofler.
ingi and eveu seperatioD ior-aiflime
by death are necessary to perfect
our trust in the faithful promises of
"Him who doeth all things well."
Resolved. That in the death of
Bro. Thorp, this, (Jraneo of- the
Patrons of Husbandry dee? ;duly
appreciate tlie toast of good feend,
a tattntal laborer and aaxemplary
member, h)ntiw ,,
Hemleed, TKat our Secretary lie
directed to furnish it 'copy hereof
to the Albany papers for 'publica
lion, and that lie also present a copy
to the bereaved companion and re
latioris.of the deepAKMf ue whnm
the tender sympathies anct fiafernal
CQiidtlence of this Granirc are here.
by rendered,' ' v
' A. W.STAN AM),
.-ssuiu "n '-a Committee.
It is one of the sweetest and
most oonso ling relleetioitH of , the
opening easotjot budand flowers,
when the brooks shal be released
from their icy chains, and tfitere is
a fair prospect of the gentle; JKnbs
skipping from rocK to rock and h is
tie to thistle, that: the nightmare
rapidly growing Iwiefer, and the
iron rod of the, oppressive gas-man
has, been broken at t(io fountain to
Some extent. 1
" " 7 . 1 1 in i i Kl.'.tf.
(, A, lady at confession1 iowl
edged that she used rouge "to
make her appear captivating."
.?But dot it make yOMBore.Jean.
tiful?", "At least, holy U)gr, I
thinlc it does." TJie priest took
the penitent ont of the'!cdnTewfonal
into the light, and forking'' rter in
the face, said : "Madam, youaiay
paint-without offense, , for ou are
Very ugly.1' .
We observe a tendeney atffong
newspaper writers to mdulge in re
dundant expressions. For'ilWttice,
the Lousivilfe Coitrier-Jotmtal
says, "Two physicians ire in attend
ance,and it is thought hcaiihot
reeover.'Mt would lVe beefesuf
ficient in this case tOihave.saldim.
ply, "Two physicians' are! in atteud-encc."-iVi;)e
York Mag "P
: i UjjuMv! i
Cob t Higginsdh has relievedbim.
elfby !tfie following beerwtibn :
"I weald rather see too mash en
thasiasm than not bhooglr(!: I
..Aai, I.:.. 1- .1.- a v.
r , 1 l'J l,c spreau -eagie oi
the stump orator is better MWe
cold spirit of the city- editof " who
cuts liim up. I would raflief be
choked with gas than smotftereu
with staioh. . j () 9it n
i-f r,r , , : i Hfe.'u
, A pair of readbrests are recited
as having built their nests in the
running gear of a gravel par eon
stantly plying betwen Dujrwin and
Cftnellen-Gilveralh' in Gtmivinv.
A nest of young wagtails,Were also
brea anring tne past smtmef under
tha nlatA nf ft rftilifWtvl Atkritnlt
urn imw M,nsM--i.v aiTIHlli
Twenty-fiveregulaif tfafis;' besides
ertra trains, wenaaiVn)BiHP,'and
fourth over themyWtM'Jrfy 'fittle
ml!y didrk'seterto wi'the
least' mam: 3
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