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ALBANY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 17, 1880.
Old Method Testimony.
I praise the T,ord. my Christian friends,
thai I am with v"" ""
Though 'tnndin "' "n oUl ,n ho,U!e "on
i w ...i. rti hill ;
ti e ni-5' ' e" o"t- y" k"ow ;
timlier have i't-civd.
Bur m.l.l" Vm" just n warm as
when they first was laid.
Almost hundred cr law passed since
was bom. !! -
'Twas only fifteen furthi r on ami I was
I've mvii the forest melt away ; nice
hon-cs have Ih--ii reared ;
The w.-r'il lit ini'i' ir-tr1.wl the
llnmh I'm Vt-ry iiu'cli iil"i-:irl.
TI v i) ! Mediodist a- tar a eve
;. .n " ,-! a oiri-m then, tin dickev
t'l' II 'i'l,
r-j. -O ll-IH'.l
! e fii-i.ii-.. 'e '.
'!., V ... -l !' r .'. J-VP I'LlI 1
..... i -v ... 1 - ;
Th" -r ! ' ' .. .
,. ri- ,. -.,.,! .,r-.-' ;
TheV t.t.l. de."-. e T lf.n'Sll 'I'!-!
c't -ai-in' no "he ' ! :
But when one n1 "em rose to preach. I
tJI V'.ll. W l-oll'd smell
The fragrant flowers of Heaven, and the
stifling smoke ot hell.
V, bad sn urni'M cnrnery too be-ide
the i.ii'ni' t iir
And whit" lif r-ilsed his wrmon bents, we
Mfted with .nr prayers.
We threw in mriuv :i loud Th-H.k Oml !'"
anil weren't oh'iged to go.
To give the I.onl the plory, to a class
room down below.
The grand o'd rpvit'ly mei-tins were to all
the hrethren dear.
Jusf line tinr green o'.is in the desert of
the rear :
Tle pfMi... flm-.-rt from mile around ;
mv ife wi.ti'il t ike a i-..re.
A"'t :ifer iiiin-r th-v wimM pray ami
!ee iiMii ru' fi.r.
T k'.n'V M-e vvnrM'-' tnviii on O ili!-i
F.n n. .- I r nt :i -n-hi to 'ie-ir
m j mv ' !! :
Hut -!h-ii t tixi.tJi ,:ii 1. i.kj iii.tiiv-:tu-
-mi ili.-if.v- t. lie ....I riM.
I c-'ni'ft h.-'i :i hinUin hoiv the jj'ory
phone r.t n!ii.
Tliey call me a -f.w-il." ami a re!ie of
A f.-siv" :niil a Viwilier." too ; iin llii-
wt.n'r a'.;i a-;f.
I t re-nl a tn-mh'iii" i-ti.M tt wli. re two
e:i-- of l'rv roll.
An I in. the in r a'.cl future Mi-. " ill
I" tl'iilV -IIV -Olll.
Ant -a'. ; I r, i ', fiir Can:.iii. t'e I.t.r.
fli ' i. V
The 111 iii-it.iu . .f'tli.-- i-i'- will not ilo ft.r
iifl me ;
S'l ' '.-t .r.t i'l... J lh" o't' f-i-iii -ti.
eil j-ij. t I Mii .U.
A ml n!t'--f hi'ii i.i'-i!h tli- t - f lite
11 ..i 1 t!i i-iv . " tit ink.
A wm-tj t iflv .v:t- -iil'it'-rilt -ih:itj tl1
qn ii. hy iIh- -Me -it the Sein-. p;ni-iiiw at
eveiy one if 'lie -helves of o'rt 1miU ths.t
lineii the 1 .i 1 a i -r. ami now anl tln a-k-ing
tlie irn-eof ionie nioth-eateii. hook from
the equally motlwaren. h-ittereil i.roprie
tor. iitHlit:itiiiir over hU pie innler the
Ntfliltug frees. She wa very jiret lily ami
very tlalnt.il v div--etl. hut her fai-e anil carri
age showeil so imii-h iv'i' t resolution ami
self r.-li:im-e f hat the !...Mi-t i-ller of Ihe
Itolt'evir-ls wtHi'.l have lieen ili tein-il from
aiiiioving l r Vi 11 in t-ynii-al I'aris ami on
the. verv honiiilirv of the Latin Quarter.
S!e n- ileep in a roiaint little -0ty of La
Bmyere. some -ixtr years n 1. w hMi was
offereil at lialf a Irani-, wtit-11 he hearil a
burst ot Hghl l tighter tiot far from In-rear.
80 strangely mingh.l of sweetness anil a
kind of haunting mockery that h? invol
itntarily raiseil her eye.
Al'ftroai lihij; Ik-i were a young man anil
-a girl. i ihais f wo or thr-e year, ol.ii r
than hers. If. ai.il as near the ei f. t-tion of
rtivi-a l-anfv a it was K-ille tor a
wkiii hi i I i'. Mi Oe Foret Ht-kiiowleilg-t..
h. r-t it ith a -tra. ge :rMtg 1 e
ll-el a pi -t'f-1--f .it 1 :i e . iii -t i:t f- iir. a
kt! of iilie- Utitl fo-'f.. !rge !'qllfl .-yes.
a -rfe-tly lit ii'in. t il figure, ami u nn
(lithiting :Hk- uf mot ion w hU-h !iil not
.hi-loi.g to tlie tn e!s of Paris. She was
perf.-t-tiy w-r iln-sit ; lilt whi'e Mi I 'tr
Kore-f in her own f..i'et .t jrayed tile hi
1V ineiliiim hetweeli a'.ic and ilignity cliarac
teri-tlc ot the demoiselle du neiUeur mimde
of whatever nationality, llie girl who sud
denly confronted, Iter with an iniierrttieot
glama- had more of the quality of chic than
stru-tlv desirahle. "Slie is not a lady,'
tiiooght Mis l)f. Forest; a gristtte. i-roh.
hly," ntifl tlie jealous tli5 ileeen-l. for
llie man Mccomiwtny'ing fhis girl the man
who raise.) his hat without looking at her,
while a taint color overspread Ids handsome
feature and clear skin wa the man of
nil otlwrs to Amy Ee Forest. She li.ul
loveJ Arthur Duncan (or more than a year
hart w aft-lied tlie eWi and flow if liis genius
ha I encairageil lilni to new -flitt in hU
lesuiilent lit-tirs. hm! shar-d nillt him the
pleasure trf his siu-cesses. There had grown
up lielween tlieui a cairt-hlp which on her
tide h ut ria'.el into son t-tt.ii'gilee r ai.l
Oil hi- hud led to lite thoti-and Mllitle marl s
of preference I Imt may mean iio'hing or
arivtiiiug. A11J what In oth- r men 'ineanf
nothing, seeineil in Arthur Duncan to mean
t-verythii-g. so imicli 11 tlwt Amy L)e For
t. clever. self-nissei-seil girl H slie was.
had ifime. lo lelii-ve In tfie alsi!ute pretloui
inance in the scheme of Iter future life of
this one figure. Only yesterday evi-nilig
they liaU sat long together ill tin- emhras
Hre of Ihe wide w'uuliWv that loiikeil iiiou
the gai'lens of the Luxetiilmirg while the
lanips sprang jnto light through the dusk ;
and when lie went away, pleading an en
ga;i liu-nt In a friend', si ml jo, lie had lifted
her hand to his lips o rile darkness and
Uklletl her his better angel.
Th girl Mi her Um and opereri the La
rtiyere again the bitter. Iiealthy draught
ct tlw old wit't cynicism acted upon her at
ft ftOAtc and kept back the storting tears.
The lives ot her men-friends outside of her
mother"? drawing room did not concern
her. she thought ; hut it was hard that Ar
thur, with hi talk of aspiration toward an
ideal and the elevation of ait ahove sordid
realism, shou'.t thai hi inspiration in the J
soul ot a griset'e. And yet she could not
blame him ; the si-l was heautifnl like a j
w hite rounded wate--lilly with dewy etals.
Perhaps if she, herself, were H man . I
She cheil the ion ahrupf'y and paid the !
old fywj-rtHi te for it. at I then turned up a j
long avi-uue that leads past ihe Pantheon;
t i the gardens of ihe l.iixiimliourg. She.
liK.-'l thosi- gar-lens better than the stately
alleys of t he Tuilerie. There was more
ot the flavor of old Paris ahnnt I hem before
the -cnmt TCniri 11- ---the Part of Di- MlH-
tit.iii' !. z k'. She '.:kei .. ! t'lre.-elhare
-tr.itii;!- .tili ih-:i- 111'!-;,, ill-- Utiol o!" :
-t.vi 1 .1 '? h- in-w -f- - vi fiii-r- ami ;
11 i:--ts. , irlitii I'liili r.'ii pi-tyhi arouii'l ;
t" !-. ; the lid men. . ith red i allium in ihe
l.iiit..iho!es . ; 1 1 1. ! 1 111 -f hroadcloth coa's.
The sjiiinir wind -w. t ih.wn I lie aven
ues, so tiled with flower odors from Ihe
inardet of St. Su'pice. Mi-s T)e Forest
want'ered on to where the great fountain
stand, halt dried, with the water shallow
over the rock work of Us ha-h;. and gree.i.
w hte l eavl-dripiiing alnt the I'ril on-- and
Xeptiines. and ivv tliruwiie' its rums our
from the crevice of I lu-ir -hape. and. over
head, new leafing tree casting a tender
twilight upon the quiet place. The roiee
of children came from the main avenue.
Miss Do. Fores' seated herself on ti e edge
of the basin and looked into the -hallow
water, vellow with the dead leave in ltJ !
lied. The reflect ion of li.-ro.wn face can e
l.a-k to her fralilid in ihe shadow-ltollghs.
Tiler.- hi. I b-eii times wTien its bright
I I 'e ev-i and delic-i'e "iitri!!e- had see in d
to her t ft I al' the re jnir.-Mients .if lieaiity.
I uf now. iarkene-l by t'e- l.-cavi ig leaves
aged with the memory of the sp'ei hd crea
ture she had jusf seen rising before her. it
8 enied quite impo-sihle that any man
could ever regard her as heautifnl.
"Pnj-e phvsieal beauty is the liesf worth
havi'.g." she thought with a little -l;h
And then he thought many thing that a
o ir I might think m der the l iicii'iistaiict s.
tint that jtoefs set down i.tdv in allegnrv
the wnrJii-o'd ;ii-oble.i of the tvo wi.m.-n
strii-g!ing fur Niifhoriiy over the m! i f
one man. as tiM a hi-tnry :md h-io-ml
Taniib-iusr bound i'i flu- ch-ihts -if Venn
wbie his ha-te K'izili. tli a vaited his re
turn. A '1 men so've It fir fhi-m-elv' s. and
a"! o '.eii in ine -t a - "I a i of hel- bide th"
i--lle ot if .
Mi-- I)" F-'ie-t t- : to HI 1
liH gl iV-d "lit e 1 a'i I- as lit-v
'an. a .d e-t;eciiil t''" i-'ac-night
Arthur Duncan's lips b;
i.r h r 'l it .- :
a V .: !. r
w le-re i 1 -t
.1 re-ted. A
s a I v ci'ii iK-riveeii herself a al the
sunlight beyond the tree, and. g'aticing
up. she s:iw befotv her the man he lnvi-d
She looked up at hi n with n smile slightly
touched w ith the cynici-m learned from the
small hook in her lap.
What charming weather, i it not '
The air is foil of sjiring -minds to-day. I
have been walking a longdistance."
Alone. Miss He Frost ?"
-'Yes ; why not ? u n- h prefer w-ilk-iii'j
alone utiles- I have vet y agreeable
companion, and vou know 1 am not a rte
moi ell.e frnncine to be hound by les conven
ances. Were these two people, talking thermal!
e-t of small ta'k. 'lie two who had parted
the night before with the Unik in their tn- et
ing eyes that make speech n-elcs- ? A
shadow had cmni- between litem the shad
ow of a woman w ith limpid eves and a
-hac HUe a pii-lureil goddess. There was
a moment's silence. A bird ang in the
tr e ov. ihfT.il. a leaf whirled ih.w (, int., the
tr-it.-a;(( i.r i:-it--. il-i ! - rr'cl 'eii fntii
ti-.- en en li anj f the w-ti-r-"il.
"'.Vhi n wi l v. n come and see my pic
ture, as yen promised
Whenever iii-ama will g. witli me.
You know- I iiinnot go to your studio
There was a distant, haughty ring in
her voice that Arthur Duncan had never
- am going home. she said rising, --f
am fired I have walked too far. Will you
not come in ibis evening
Thank ; I am sorry, but I have made
nil engagement which I can scarcely break.
May I fake yon to your door? The
streets are full of students and all kinds of
Thanks ; I have no fear. I do not think
anyone will trouble ine."
Sitting that evening in tlie tender spring
twilight among the flowers of the balcony
high allure the street, with a bov ani-t on
a 'ow stool at her feet, lotikit.g up in a sort
of (idoration at the cloud of golden h-iir
that was like a halo ahove her white go n
Amv De Forest a-ki d In r young page if he
had seen Arthur I'lineaii of late.
"K one see tiue-h of him now. He's
engaged, the fellows say, ill oiue sort of
frightful love affair with a Spani-h girl
who dances at the Bnlber. - She po-ed for
the picfurt' he has jnr tim-heil. The fel
lows ay its an awfully clever thing sure
to get in the Salon next jear. lie calls il
Tlie Goddes ot Morning.
Ye. that, was the u-itir he h id told her .
So U was her rival she had met ye-terd ay
a paid dancer at a students ball ! But
certainly. Arthur Duncan's artistic in
stincts were not at fault, tor the girl was
an Meal incarnate of morning dew and
rosy cloud and vaporou sunlight. It gave
Iter pleasure, despite her humiliation, to
r alize tl truth and itey of his couce-i-tion.
'Yon hare never been to the Bull'er. ot
course, Hiss I Forest T But s great many
Aiuirican gir1 d- go under vel's atal
Wl'll profet f'-d (if ct H ll-se.''
I i-iiiili-" I ha ve a I v. a v- t't tjo
l' e no i Ion' - t. if I w i re 'i u aii. I -liiiuM
he Very tlis-ip !i il nne. '
Foral'fie .i hi '.-pi r'i i .s. " --.id the'
wise youiitr nian at her feet ; --hut vnn j
Would soon get tired nf it it is s- flight-
fully monotonous, even in Paris. But if i
Mrs. De Fore-t wt.tiltl go. a iloeii of n :
wimM form a batin'inn of e-eiet f r von." ;
-.-i) i -s this gir' lance there to- iig'ir ?" j
"Yes ; ibrec ti'nes a M telv. .anil dai ce
"'haf i- hei ti-l ne y"
. I ... . I
-Aiij'i.'i i". I In --e . a !s or I'lt i-nev. r
ll:IVf -l!,V snvii-iliie
I shottal like to s, ,- bt r '"
The lamps -were 'i.-h e i. more art'sfs
c.-iine in. at.d lie c! Vei -a tl"ii turned on ;
Arthur Duncan' picture, which those who
bad seel it ronmi! ci il orthv of Lefel-re j
Mrs De K- re t. " ti e h"V lirtl-t. '
f.nv Kahi-ft.rd. -Mi- ! i'o-:'-) h is just:
con f ' i i! P ' me tin 10. i i n hi-'udng desire to j
see the hail ! tie. Pn! ii r Won't von
gratify la r at t! con e to-idglit ? N'.i one '
will ri cognize i tut i i dt-r vent- vt i's. and
here are e'g-lif strong men ri -uly 'o porecf 1
you. We are a!l going Thin!, iifallthej
good Aii'e-'h-an - fo;k e'ergvnien a:-d '
de icons who go to the Mahille. and cer- i
taiuly this 1 no wor-e."' i
Mrs. De Forest demurred a h't'e. but j
final'v consented. She had peculiar rhe-
orie ot e bu-irin'i w hi.-h ha 1 pcrh ips
given Amv the truthful he-ilthv tuitlinik ;
upon life whiclt sb.- pn-es-ed in a remark- l,
able degree bn- so young a wotnan. If sbe i
h-nl none r.t' Mie il'u-ion that dwaif the
mental vi-ion nt more romaatie gills, -he
had fiure and generous instincts, unbiased
by fear or prejudice What cnrrnptir.n
could I here le in a tawdry student ball
lorn girl who hail wiielnd the problems
of life in her own mind asrd found the
balance in favor of law and order ?
It w-a a noisv and mnilcr scene they
ein-i'Un'ere! gauly aid mini-iii of
iiece tt- -'.it with sine arti-t.- i'ia;'rv
in its filler, born t.t l! i cit-1 - i.d i's ; oi!e
fjuy Bainsfotd felt Mi-i !) Fore-t -hrii-k
a she c'ni'g to hi arm.
What i the matter. Mi De Forrst ?
Are yon afi-i.id ?
' Nn ; on'y sor'-r only s irw tor these
poor people. I don't think I have a taste
for dissipai ititi. after all. Mr. Kaiusford.'
I thought the :ght of a little won'd
cure you. If women in genera I i-ou'tl ee
somelhing of life they wnti'il soon lo-e
that niorliiil aihniration lor ta-tiiess which
trouble . maiiv nf On in. A h. ihete is
Augustine dat. cing ; she is quite different
from the rest."
Thefiarty to-eed its war thri.ugh the
Crnw-d to withii. a few- ft et of its eitge
To the sptue 'eft for the d im-er st.iod :i
sharelv gii-r. Wiih her lair ch- snnt hair
roll.-d high ahove and about her head, he
perfect arms and shoulders bared and
adorned with the eeqnin ot the l'-i -d
TJoyal. a sear'i-t bt dice and a surt skirt
ot vellow- satin floiu eed with black hu-e,
Theie w.i a touch of paint on her lashes
and an ni-ilfii-ial ihuiihof !i-oVir t, i her
lovelv eheek. Th.e c'sfai et- ratfh d a sfie
imvoil her arm above her head ami
twinkled her light feet, swaying hi r lithe
hmlr to and fro. till wiih her large. a'e
head she lonked like the round lily-cnp
swaying on the water's surface, fo .vhich
Mi De Forest had thai "mornlna pom
t tared her. In ttie front of fie eiowd
stood Arthtu- Duncan, lowering head and
shoulder above hi neighbors, hi hand
some ."ice aglow, hi eve brilliant 'with
exci'emput and eagerly Inflowing every
curve of the dancer's motion.
lie Im forgotten that I exist.' thought
Amy De Forest, bitterly." and she trembl
ed from head to foot. "Tjike me home.
Mr Rainford. Speak to mamma, please
the air here i stifling. Si am sorry to
take you away, but I du not feel able to
tford ti ok- Mr
. De For and
I .a i
ti , i
i-ei', r home :uid th n letuj ;d to
1 O e of other men tq .; him
Arthur Du 1-111 looked sfj ingely
.d w lien he was informed that Mi
in f bad gem away id with the
;:f mo phi -re of the place.
When the dance wa over Arthur stole
away fo the door ot the dancer's dressing
room, and waited to fake her home to Iter
room, high up in one of the otd liou-es
frowned upon by the Sorhotine. The
exercise and the applause of 'he crowd had
heightened her liea n ty and made her
absolutely ibizz'ing in hei rar'iant health
-1 1 e 1 youth Arthur, looking upon her
.ts sjies'tt over her supper, drinking the
u-il wine, mixing h--r .a!ad wi'h the
I ea'rtv abandon ot the pleasant nainre ?he
hd brought fom the Pyrenees, f.-l'
sfa.ig.tv the pathos of the stem necessity
w hicti con 'd cast this perfect creature,
this type of the world's tmifh and morn
ing uniier th.- iron v. heel of the grtat
Parisian ilea t h i-i rf . The chime of the
Sorhoiute struck the f.inr-qtlHI'terS soft.
We. t li'fl- voice. In aU hi afterlife,
wht-reyer he found a gn'tar. hi hand in
sfinctlv struck the four sweet, sniail notes,
and bt ton- him roe a vision of a woman
enveloped in floating fair hair, with wliite
i-oiies loose about her shoulders, and large
eve ju-t touched with slumber like the
great, p-de morning sf ir.
Mi-s.De Forest visited hi studio the
following day. Her eyes were heavy,
and il l' k shadow played about th
She. ' o. had le -nd the Smhonne chiiin
st-ake the hour. A traiige fascination led
her to wish lo see the pictured face that
had done her so much of harm. When
-he saw- the vaporou. buoyant sbarie. with
if rounded outline defiiied hy the floating
drapery, the long, fair hair curving among
the i I mils, fly lovely, sensuous face soften
ed to he ev.i ii"si-ence ail I dewiness nf a
di-eani. she knew that sb" coti'd never
hope to rival with fhi wonderful creature.
She coi gratnlated M-. Duncan cordially
on the siii-ce of hi work, and went home
witlin bteaking heart.
When M-. Duncan, that evening, took
1 i- wn to Augustine's room, he found
her gone. She had moved aw-av that
uiornitig. the cfync'eryr said, taking every
thing with her. On flit ha re faVIe at
which he had atat sii!ier t be night before
he found a note addressed to !;im-'f. and
wti'ten in th.tt ha If-French hall Spanish
idiom which h id been o effective coming
from her full, red lips, and was no less so
nits-pelr mi paper.
Mon AMT : Your picture is finished
You have no further need of me I am
tired of tlie Quarlier. the nrfi-t. the thine
ing. the ..had conking, f hav moved
aero tin1 Sei"e into a higher sphere, mnn
c'-iv. Do no' fiy fo follow me ; if wool i
be nsei's. I do not care a son for you
I have deceived you a thou-auu! times, ns
you have that prri"re fte'tr demoiselle we
net ve-ferdav. I a-'k you if she were
vnii" f"nrw Yon said No : hut lat nighi
1 stiw her a' fie BuHiir. Ui'der her veil
the great fears were in her. eves. She
loves von mi nnii'31. I can read face
Marry her : make her happr You will
ni'ii r do it whi', I remain near you. for I
have five lime , power over yon ; e'est
pour ca juje m'mrole '
lie read and n tead the letter, folded it
and put It in hi pocket, gave one lat
glance about the room. When the chimes
struck the quarter-hour, he started aw from
a dream, and-went, down stair out Into
the night. He strolled along the quay,
looked down into the rnstiing wafer that
seemed to liear the burdens of weary
heart down to their resting place in the
sea. A great tar hung over "Vofre Dame,
lambent and steady. Which was it like.
Aujjo'iue or Amy poor little Amy. who
had watched and widted for him, all un
conscious "t Augustine's eXi'ence That
chapter of hi life w is cloedl lie Won
dered whether if wa love he had felt for
Augutiue. or the sensuous admiration of
the artistic eintieranieuf. She had been
bis godde. of morning, and every fiber
of his soul had been filled with the
divine Impulse of creation she -vas his
picture, his life, himself. And yt it was
always ot Amy that be bad thought while
f?uv K ilt
he w-nrked, altvays h-r voice that Sounded
in his ear. s.tiirri.ig htm on to effort
anl succes. tie passed her house and
saw a j e:iin of white in the moonlight
among the flowers of her balcony. He
would an in and tell her all.
He found her alone, silting on a low
chair among the pauies and heliotrope
and early roses. They talked upon In
different subject, more and more remote
from the one nearest their hearts. At
length Arthur said, -I heard yon were at
the Hnliier last evening. Mis De Forest."
"Ye. Mr. Raiiisfnrd t-rsoailed mam
ma to go. I was eager to see the original
of your picture. She is certainly very
beautiful. It was the same person I saw
you with yesterday morning, I think."
Y.-5 ; she has left tlie Qu.iriier and
gone no one knows whither. She Amy,
w ill you put and end to all my doubts and
faltering" t Wi I you let me tell you ihat
I love you ? Will e my wife as j-uu
have always heeu my -etter angel ?"
"I have fiucied. indeed I had been told,
that you were very much in love with
your model You call scarcely hive two
iiiimeii at nine."
"She h is gone forever."
"And I am the. pis tiller t Thanks.
'Amy. I never loved her it was simply
that she was the ideal of my picture, and
the two were so a one In ny mind that I
could not separate them. You your-elf
are artist enough to understand that.
And I had no mean of knowing that you
loved me. Only Augustine herself reveal
ed it to me.' And then he read those
portions of the .lancer's note that concern
Amy pondere 1 long over tt. She did
not, believe tlie dancer's words that she
did imt care tor Arthur, that she was
tired of ihe Quarlier. She had seen those
lovely eye, flu with fight when they ' fell
upon him i.i the dance-rhythm. And
afterwards i-be heard, in some careless
stn.iio talk, ihat "the Spanish girl had
been mad about Duncan." It was strange
to her to think that the white flower of
sell-s uritice could bud and bloom ill the
soul ot a paid dancer at u students ball.
She forgave liiiu for she loved hi'ii, and
ii -he had been a man herself die doubted
if l-er lile wouid have been blameless.
And the shadow ot the Spanish dancer
passed out from their lives.
A year passed. Ar'hiir's picture had
been hung .in the Hue in the Stlou. and lie
h i I offencr til in his wife knew saunter
ed by, woiitlei i:.g if tlus Spmisli girl would
not hear of it being there and come to
look at her own beauty. She had never
lieeit heard of in the Quarticr since she
left it. More than one otter hail been
in cle tor ' lie "Go Mtts of Moriiiug." but.
Amy would not lttt it go it had been her
wedding gift from her husband.
Spring ban come igain. fbe Luxem
bourg gardens are tilled a la-fore wiih
gay crowds the streets of Paris were l-au
tiful with flowers. Oua morning n man in
an otHci il dros brought a folded piper to
Arthur as he worked in Ills studio. O.i it
was w ritten : "A Spanish woman. Very
ill in the hospital, begs to see M. le pei'itte
Duncan. VVill Monsieur have the complai
sance to come to tlie Jsair sou" ? He
wrote a note to his wile, telling her of I he
circiiui-tance, and went across Pari with
the messenger, stopping only a moment
for a few white water-lides that a boy
Jdiurst into bis. baud in tlie market.
? They showed him into a ward where
a women lay ill of consumption in all its
stages, and in a cot near the window,
where the spring sunlight streamed over
her. he found Augu-tiue. still lovely with
the loveliness of approaching spirithood,
but no longer the joyous goddess ot morn
ing ; only a pale, fragile, large-eyed
woman. w1iom life was almost ended.
"I knew ymi would come yon were
always good. I wauled fo see you before
I died. I loved you when I lell you, mon
ami. I yvotild have died for you; but
your love was not tor nu a model a paid
dancer. I was wild in dissipation after
I lelt the Quartit1- I tried bard to kill
myself and I have succeeded. With my
first sign of illness came desertion audi
poverty. The day I was brought here E
h id gone to see your picture, and I fell
down before it."
He had laid the witer-MUes within-'
reach of her thin fingers ; she took them:
up and caressed the fleshy leaves. :
'They are like those I ued to gather liv
tny childhood in a little village among the
mountain. I wish I hud never come to
Pari. But then I should never have met
yon. she is beautiful nnl good, yontM
young wife, but she cannot love yon as V
did. Tines I I am lietter. Perlwis I
may live - my hair has not changed; yon
tired to kiss it once, kiss it now. only once
she will nor care she lias had you for
a whole ye.ir. and I have hiiugert d and
fur fed for one touch of your ha-lld."
There was a rustle ot dra; ery in th -
path between the beds, and Amy stood
suddenly by her husband's side in her
b aek dress a nil her sweet young matrou-
honrl. with flowers, vio'ets ami heliotropes
Hud pate roses in In r bauds. The sick
woman raised herself.
You here bis wife !"
' It was you who gave him to me." said
Amy in ih-soft low no es that the yeai's
love had brought info her voice
"You were Jealous of me once, madame,'
said the dancer. "You have no need to
Amy laid the flower In her band. "You
will get well again, ami you will leave
Paris and live in the country amrng the
Among the flowers yes, in my own
country up hi the mountains where the
lilies grow in the streams. Oh. yes I
shall go hack !" Her eyes grew bright,
her tce radiant, for one instant she was
again the Aurora of the Quartier. Sudden
ly she cried. "I am choking! Some water!
My medicine!" and the life stream rose to
Arth tr Duncan caught tier in hts arms,
and Amy knelt by the poor bed. The fast
dulling eyes met Arthur's. He touched
her hair wiih hi lips. The beautiful bead
fell back on hi arm. the beautiful shoulder
that had once shone above the scarlet bo
dice hi tlie dance measure were clothed
with a scarlet that scorched the whi'e lilies
en her breast, even as Paris had blighted
the pure white lily of her life.
legal Papers In Rbyme,
A suit for breach of protnie of marriage
which presents some novel features, has
jut been brought iii the Brooklyn City
Court by Mis Araliella Paiieuia Fratber
stone, against J. Uriah Allibone. the dam"
ages beii g laid at flO 000. Mts Feather
stone is an orphan, about thirty years oi
age. and lives wttn an uncle near Allen
town. Peon She alleges ihat on Julv 21.
Allihoue. who wa spending his vacation
in the neighborhood, asked her to become
his wife. She consented, and fixed No
vember 23 as the wedding day. In he
mean time, however. Allibone was mnr
rled to another woman. The peculiarity
of Ihe papers in the suit is that the com
plaint, the answer, and even the affidavits
are .ill in rhyme. Ths complaint begins
"The plaintiff. In seeking redress for her
Comes Into court and respectfully shows,
and after setting forth the circumstances
on which the action is based, closes as fol
lows asking for damages s
'Ten ihonsand Is the sum,
rnonan it woun not requite me,
Twill teach Uriah, any way.
How much it coat to slight me.
The affidavit to the complaint i as fol
Arabella Pnrtrienlft Fea'tierslonc,
The plaintiff. lKtin? duly sworn,
Savs : I have read the facts above.
Tlie same are true of my knowledge born,
rave i nn neienuams vows oi love ;
And as to 'ho- I do declare
I did believe him that I swear.
The answer denie the allegation of the
complaint, and the defendant declares that
"He no promise of mart-fare has broke
As never such subject was dreamed of or
He also say that tin plaintiff represent
ed herself to he engaged to marry one Jim
R. Vedder. His aflidavit. is unique
"Ktnes County Allibone J TJ.,
First lieln-f sworn in manner due,
Says the answer above la true."
The lawyer in the case declare that the
complaint and answer are strictly legal.
Tlie Power of Manic.
A regiment of infantry were passing over
a bridge in Spain recently, keeping step to
the music ot the band, when the structure
snapped assiiiuler. precipitating all into the
abyss below. A terrible scene ensued and
many lives were lost. This terrible catas
trophe reminds ns of the fact that on most
if not all ot the large bridges of tlie world,
baiids'are prohibited from playing on or
near them. A constant succession ol sound
waves, like those trom a good band, will
excite the wires to vibration. Military
companies keep step fo tlie music and this
increases the vibration of the wires. The
regular trotting gate ot a dog crossing a
sn-ieiisioii bridge is more dangerous to the
bridge than tlie crossing of a train of cars.
It i thought a new fort will be built
at Klamath next season, -
VV. II. Byara ami surveying party
reached Lakevew August 29tb.
A new cnoi any of infantry is expoct
eI at Fort Klamath hy the 1st October.
The Jerome Prairie academy will be
completed in time tor a fall term uf
The bridge across Foot 'a creek near
its jiini-i imi with liogue river U nearly
Ashland oid'ege reopei ed latt week
with 50 students. A full corps ot oca-
petent, teachers are in ttetlaoce.
A chnrcb down In Texas hat on la tjr
walls the following legend : Na .rfOft
lug allowed." . t.. "
Tire robin sits upon theMinob. -1
And thinks tt wondrotts fun.
Until a small boy comes -along
. And shoots his little gun.
I He'll not charm the woodland moist
f When morning breez sigh
He'll add a snbt'e flavor to
j Some vesper!n! pieJ
i Anger causes ii ..pen t ndenni ia
One what We approve of an a (her.
:! A depot building ' i beir., erected at
Scio 30x90 let t in size. i
In September through the 'land,
Tlie languid zephyrs tigh
Jln September.; every fumy
, Turns to thoughts of punt
There's a man out in III
tywtngs dumb-bei!, "-fiir -..- 'to ,
morning, anil walks ten miles e
a i.al yet he is tK lazv to woi
"Pass the pork and beans, dear
For I'm hungry as a hog.
True. I had a picnic dinner,
Sitting on an. ancient log;
Bin Adolph was there, dear mother1
And I fain would have him think
I am of ethereal make-up.
For mamma, he's got the thiuk ;
ao I only ate a morsel
Of a dainty frosted calte.
And a peanut and a raisin,
Give all the solid grub a shake.
Pile the provender around roe,
For I'm famishing, hy gnm 1
Ain't this ham and beans delicious, "
Oh ! yum! yum 1 yum I yntn I ytiml"1
We open the heart ot others when .wa
open our own.
It is no flonht a very nice thing to marry
a wealthy maiden, but at the same time
a wealthy widow should not be spoken of
September smiles divine
On hill and lawn.
And eke the straw-hat line
Charity is an eternal debt, and without
We pass onr life In deliberation, and we
die upon It.
Around the glsdlola bed
Serenely hums the bumble ;
-The man who daily peddies ice
Is growing very bnmble.
The henrt ought to give charity When
t:.v-V A vauilOt. t
When I goes a-shopping," said an old
lady, I alters ask for what I wants and if
they have It. and it is suitable, and I reel
Inclined to buy it, and it is cheap, and
can't be got for less, I most alien take It,
with nit clappering all day about it, as
Ouie people do."
If skies were bluer.
And fogs were fewer.
And fewer the storms on land and see ;
Were shiny summers ''
Perpetual comers ..
What a Utopia thlt would be f
If life were longer,
And faith were stronger.
It pleasure would blind, it care would flee ; '
If each were brother
To all the other
What an Arcadia this would be t
Were greed abolished,
And gain detfvilished.
Were slavery chained and freedom free ;
It all earth's troubles
- Collapsed like bubbles
What an Elysium this would be !
The country shows no symptoms of m
stampede in favor ota "change for the
9-ake ot a change."
Fifty young men ot Tenia, O,, bare
organized a First Voters' Garfield and
Arthur Campaign Club.'" A its nam
indicates, its members will vote tor the
first time in the coming election. The
idea of the organization is an excellent
me, and should be copied all over tb
The New York Tribvtne says: "If
tliere is anything about the Democratio
candidate or platform to attract work,
ingmen, tlie workingmen have not been
able to discover it. Conseqnently they
are arraying themselves on the side of
Garfield and the platform which pro
tects their interests."
English's letter of accepUnce -baa
passed into history as a very decided
failure of a very determined effort et a
very ordinary man to do a very great
"The Democrats seem to be for soft
money in Maine and Indiana, for bard
money in New Yoik, and for "ail the
money there is in tbe Treasury" io tba
G. Ross has been nominated by tba
Democrats ot Kansas for Governor,
and Thomas George for ieatenanf
Governor, John M. Griffin for Secretary
of State, II. J. G. Nenmber for Treasorer
and Tho. Miclieltbaum for Attorney
General. ' . . v -
Conciliation bas taken plaoe betweea
the Spragne and Hoyt families, aacfa
Canoehet, Narragansett- Pier, romof
has it that Mrs. Kate Chase Spragsl
he only member of either family &b
sent from the late reauion, will retcra
to her husband's root after tba cek.5?V
reeort season is over.