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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1880)
i BT ETIIEI.IM BAY.
Chloe Hathway sat In the firelight one
cool, autumn evening, her head resting on
her haud, and her hard eyes fixed thought,
fully, almost sadly, on the dying embers.
- It was lier twentieth birthday, and her
thoughts involuntarily wandered back over
the year that had just passed. What a
long, dreary, hopeless year It had been,
she thought, and a little broken sigh
fluttered from her lips.
These last two years had been like a
great barren desert with no oasis no
bright nun showers to refresh thetn. And
yet no one suspected tii.it Chloe bad a
skeleton in her cupboard." Slie was al
ways, wlien in company, gay, llghtliearted
aJvGieerul always rend 4o. laugh at,
ai-1 make Hg:it""ot trouiaw.-x,f a" -Muds;
and though shejeoun ted, lier ;-lovers by tlie
ecoro, sh kept tiiem all at a sate distance,
and soleiuuly declared she would never
"But Chloe," her uncle with whom she
lived, and who was her only teiative
would sometimes ray to her. "you will
surely marry some time for I am old and
can not live always and what would yon
do without me, dear ?"
"I'm sure I don't know Uncle," Chloe
would answer wearily. "I only know that
I have a horror of marriage, and never
eveu give it a second thought except when
you compel me to. Please let me stay
with you, always, Uncle I am perfectly
contented to drift on in-this way lorever."
But there had been a time when Chloe-
Was 13, when lite was not the dreary, aim-
le-s thing to her tli.tt it was now; when
licr Iieatt beat lightly and joyously, and
existence itself seemed a pleasure. She
thought of it now, and sighed ; it seemed
so long ago so many bitter changes had
come since those halcyon days.
When Chloe was only eighteen, sh had
met Will Boone liandsomc, noble, intelli
gent jhist such a man as women f ill in
love with in spite of themselves, and almost
unconsciously she had given him her liearl.
And he, handsome, polished man of the
world, though he was, learned In a few,
short mouths, to love this little, pure,
wild flower tenderly, aud truly with all
the ardor of his strong, passionate nature.
For one short summer they had drifted
on in perfect h;ipjiiit-., forgetting every
thing and everybody but themselves and
tlieir golden dreams living only in Hie
present, forgetting the past, and caring
not tor the future. Ah ! uiethiuks such
days Iiave dawned for all ot us and were
they not brighter, purer, better than any
we have ktown since then ? "Ah ! for
the golden days !" But autumn came,
and Will was compelled to return to the
city. But before he left, lie told Chloe
that be loved lier. and slipped a flashing
opal on her finger.
"It you Jove me. darling.'1
'wear it till Christmas, when I
turn I can say no more till then."'
Ami then lie hail kissed her and left her,
and Chloe had worn his ring because she
loved and trusted him. Inside the ring
was engraved the quaint, old-fashioned
moUo. Mizpah.nrfyiViJKT,?f he Txird
--STatCkJbetWeon tltee and me while we are
absent one from flic other."
He had promised to write to her, but
not one line came from him ; yet she wait.
ed patiently, trustingly, feeling sure that
In tlie end it would all be right.
Tlie weeks passed a war, aud December
came, and the days dragged slowly by.
Christmas morning dawned clear aud cold.
and Chloe entered the breakfast room and
took her place, with her heart in a flutter
of feverish hope. He would come to-day,
she told herself confidently.
Then tlie mail was brought in two or
three letters for her father and one for
herself, and as she glanced at the post
mark her heart gave a joyful bound, for
it was from New York.
She opened the envelope and two cream
colored cards fell into her haud ; one bore
the name. Miss Lizzie Combs, and the
other Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Boone. And
poor Chloe, without one word, slipped
down, white and senseless on the floor.
'-Great God I" cried lier father, "I
have killed my child my little Chloe !"
And wlien, an hour later, Chloe came
back to consciousness and lite, she found
herself an orphan tier father had fallen
tlead as e uttered that anguished cry.
"Great God ; I have killed my child !"
He had always been subject to heart dis
ease, and the sudden shock had "loosed the
silver cord," and poor Chloo was fatlier
less as well as motherless.
Her uncle immediately came, and after
the funeral, carried her away to his own
elegant luxurious home In' the city tlie
same city where Will lived with bis beauti
ful bride, who had taught him so soon to
forget poor little, dark-eyed, f dthfiil Chloe.
But she learned that Will had gone to
Europe, and would not return for two or
three years; and mo wild a dreary hope
less despair settling ovei l. r heart, she
"took up the burden of life again," and
none of her fashion:! die fi U-tnU or admirers
dreamed she bad a .Seep, ii.-ep grave In her
fceart. In which she liad twrtcd her first and
only love ; for unlike men, a woman can
never forget the man she has once loved".
And aw she sat in the fin-light, fiU even
ing, tMtiklng or ie bitter past. and. still
raere bitter future, the door opwuvtsivftly.
and her Uncle entered and eted himself
'Chloe, my ler," he said, gently ilraw-
. f her head down on hfs shoulder, and
t'Aily CETMsing the dark, waring hair.
I xrai.tr. talk to von awhile. Have you
given Mr. Hampton his answer yet ?"
"Not yet. Uncle," replied Chloe,
wearily ; "he Is oming this evening."
"And may I ak, dear, what your an
swer will be ?"
"I Intend to reject him," said Chloe,
hesitatingly, "for I do not love him."
"My dear child," said Mr. Hathaway,
"I beg you to pause ere you reject Guy
Hampton. He is the noblest man 1 know,
and very wealthy besides. You understand
my wealth will pass to my sister when I
die. and you will be compelled to earn
your own living. I cannot be satisfied
until I see you provided for. O Chloe ! if
you would only marry Guy ! Nothing
you could do would make me so happpy as
this, and I am sure yo i would care for
him In time."
It was the first favor, -.had ever asked
of her, and Chloe felt tliat she could not re
fuse. Alter all, what did it matter ? Will
was dead to her forever ; and as he had
been false, why should she remain true to
his memory, especially as her uncle desired
it so much ? Ho had done so much for
her, and It seemed so ungrateful to refuse
his first request. Here her reflections
were interrupted by the ringing of the
"Chloe." whimpered her uncle, shall it
lc as I wish ? Iear, I wish it so much !"
Just for a moment Chine was silent, and
a convulsive shudder passed over lier.
Then she said slowly, "Uncle, It shall be
as you wish," and kissed him.
He returned her caress and left the
room, and a moment later a tall, noble
looking man entered, and with a heavy
heart Chloe arose to meet him.
Chloe." he cried eagerly, clasping both
her cold hands in bis, "O darling, no not
keep roe In such suspense. May I keep
these little hands forever ?"
"If you wisli, Mr. Hampton," Jsaid
Chloe, hoarsely. And as her lover took
her eagerly into his arms, and pressed his
warm, passionate kisses ou her beautiful
face, she closed her eyes resolutely upon
the dreary, hopeless, aimless past, and re
solved to make a good and faithful wife to
the man who loved her so fondly. And
just then her opal flashed red in the fire
light, and a line ef an old song that Will
used to sing, rang through her nuid, and
her sad heart echoed, "Ah ! for the golden
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hamilton were spend
ing their honeymoon r moonshine. It.
might nmre iiro(i-r!y have been caKed :n
this instance in continual traveling, but
at last, Chloe grew weary, and thev
stopped at Saratoga to spend the summer.
The first evening of their arrival tliere
was a ball at the hotel, and they went into
the ball-room and at a late hour, Chloe
looking radiantly beautiful in her pale
pink satin and opals ; her cheeks were
flushed slightly, Jiiid her e3-es flashed with
a bright, restless fire ; only the weary.
hopeless drooping of the scarlet lips
showed that lier heart was not iu this gay
She had danced fever.d linifs. and was
sitting quietly, talking with a friend,
when her husband's voice suddenly aroused
Chloe." he said "let mc introduce my
o'.d friend. Will Boone !"
Chloe lifted her eyes. One wild, startl
ed glance into the col I. handsome face of
the man she loved, and then she slipped
quietly down on the sol i into the arms
outstretched to leceive her the arms ot
lier first, false love.
Twice in her life had Chloe fairtcd
once when she loiintl that tier lover was
false, and now that lover was liel'ore lier,
Her Imsliand took her hastily from the
arms ot his old friend; tlie usual restor
atives Were hi plied, cud Chloe was soon
"My poor little girl," said Guy. tender
ly, "what could have caused it ? the
heart and excitement, I dare say ; and as
soon as 3-ou ve spoken to u ill, we will
leave I know you are tired !"
Indeed I am not," returned Chloe,
bravely ; and then, with a little cry of
surprise, die held out her hand to Will
"Why, I'll declare :" she cried, "if it
is not an old friend ol mine, after all !
Why, Guy, I knew Mr. Boone two or
three years ago ! I'm so glad to see you,'
she went on, hurriedly, for she felt that
her courage was failing her. "Is your
wife here ?"
"My wife !" repeated Will, while Guy
burst into a loud laugh. "I have no wife.
CMoe's face turned ghastly white.
No wife?" she gasped, "why; Will.
yon sent me your wedding cards I"
'By George!" exclaimed Guy, abrupt
ly. "I'm engaged for this waltz !" And
the unconscious, blundering fellow hasten
ed away, and with a long drawn breath
tlmt was almost a groan. Will caught
Chloe's hand, and hurried her into the
, Now. tea me," he exclaimed, with
gcaat beads ot perspiration on his brow,
"what yoa mean ?"
I mean what I stry. " replied Chloe,
faintly. "Did you not seud me your
wedding cards ?"
"No J" thundered Wfri.
"Then O, Will, why dldn t you
IJeeause your father curse him told
me vou were enzaeed. I did not believe
ft at first, and wrote yon again and again
but whan ehristmas came, your father
wrote me that vou were married I"
"Chloe, Chloe,. say that it was not true "
"It was not ;" Chloe was weeping now.
"I loved you all the time. Will !"
"And he your father curse him ! "
He stopped abruptly. a3 Chloe put out
both white, trembling hands.
"Chloe, darline." he said, hoarsely
"you are Guy's wife, and be is blameless
we must not forget that ! God help us
to live our lives nobly, despite this great
wrong ! "Oh, Chloe, my darling," he
cried, holding out his arms, "come to me
inst once vou belonsr to me I have a
right to hold you."
But poor Chloe shrank away.
"Lead me not Into temptation !' she
murmured, wi'h white Hps.
And just then Guy came rushing in.
"Hello !" hceiieil, "arc yon two talking
over old times ? Come Chloe, this is our
'One moment." said Will, as lie shook
his friend's hand, and tlien took Chloe's
in a long, painful claN.p. "I leave in the
morning." Then his eyes fell 'upon the
flashing opal, and he added, brokenly :
'The Lord watch between thee and me
while we are absent one from the other."
Chloe never saw him agrtin.
I wonder, are such wrongs rlchted in
Not many States are making as good
progress on a solid and enduring basis to
ward the hues ot agricultural and com
mercial achievements as our thrifty neigh
bor Oregon. Her population 175,-535
is comparatively scmll, but it is like a
thoroughbred horse in training for long
eats, all bone, muscle and action. Iu
1S50 it numbered just as many as San
Francisco 15.000. In 13i0 the figures
were 52,465. In 1370 they were 90,923
and by the census this year 17-5.535. This
hows a very fair rate of increase for a new-
State so isolated as Oregon was from 1S50
to 1S70. In 1S70 Portland, the chief town.
contained but C.7I7 inhabitants. It now j
has over 20.000, and tor a place ot that num
ber exhibits rtore commercial vitality than
any city in the Union. A few compara
tive figures of export will explain the rapid
growth both of Poitland and the State in
production and commerce.
In 1807 Oregon exported but 120,9S0
barrels of flour and 70,350 bushels of wheat.
None of it went to foreign countries. In
1S70 the exports ot wheat and flouramount-
ed to $1,050,500. Of this amount, 316,-
480 bushels, valued at $379,013 went direct
from Portland to Europe. It was the in
auguration "of Oregon s foreign trade ;
and it gave a great stimulus to her pro
ductive industry. In the next year the
foreign wheat trade aggregated $531,689.
In 1874 the foreign shipments of wheat
and flour employed fifty-two large vessels
and weje valued at $2,435,794. The total
receipts from wheat and flour exports that
year to foreign and domestic ports were
$4,037,000. In 1875 there were seventy-
three vessels employed in the direct trade
from Fortland to ports in Europe, China
and Australia, and tlieir outwaid cargoes
embraced 1,300.000 centals of wheat and
110,000 barrels of flour. In the same year
825.000 centals of wheat came from Port
land to San Francisco. Beducing flour to
wheat, the total shipments in 1S78 amount
ed to 4.272.393 bushels. In the harvest
year ending August I, 1S78, the total ex
ports to foreign ami domestic ports aggre
gated 5.00,000 bushels ot wheat, valued
at $ 5,C35,15G. And now comes to us the
annual report of the Portland Board ot
Trade with these astonsihing figures of ex
ports for the year ending August 1, 18S0 :
Salmon exrvorts in cases to Sin
Wheat, flour, oats, hops, hides.
notatoes. lumber and mckleu
salmon to San Francisco 2,902,473
Lumber, wool, etc., horn Coos
bay to San Fiancisco 2,15o,14
Foreign exports direct, of wheat
and flour.... 4,780,677
Foreign ex no its of canned sal
mon, direct l.lVKi.zoo
To China. Hawaii, etc 443,37(5
Gold and silver 900.000
Total exports $13,957,438
The total exports ot wheat, and flour
reduced to wheat, during the year just
ended aggregate 4,470,170 bushels, against
but 316,486 bnshels In 1870 ; 404,590 in
1872 ; and 3,133,333 In 1875. This aggre
gate of $13,957,4SS by no ineans covers all
the exports ot the State for the year.
There were lumber exports from Astoria,
and coal exports from other ports not
taken into account by the Portland Board
of Trade. In 1875 the gross exports from
all parts were barely $10,175,000, inc'ud
Ing $2,278,250 in treasure ; leaving for
merchandise exports but $7,890,750. From
1873 to 1380 the merchandise exports
have increased about 85 per cent.
In proportion to her population Oregon
is now producing more wheat than any
other State, hardly excepting California
In 1877 her crop was estimated at 7,890,
000 bushels and her population at about
130,000. It give 60 bushels per head
The average per bead in the United States
last year, when we prod need the heaviest
crop ever known, was but 48.3 bushels
In no other country in the world is the
average above 25 bushels per head. The
average in Oregon this year is hardly less
than 68 bushels, t
Her recent progress Jn railway construc
tion and the tipping of new and vast
agricultural regions haa been quite up to
that of any other State ; and the result of
it is an unprecedented Immigration, which
gives the prospect that in five years more
Oregon may rank among the four or five
great wheat-producing States ottne Lnlpn
,V, F. Chronicle.
The man who preserved a dignified
silence kept out of a bad picket.
There Is a place In India called Banjoi-
waugie. It must be a noisy place.
The man who uttered burning words
consumed much time in making his speech.
And now Lady Godiva Is said to be a
myth a bare falsehood, as it were.
All reports to the contrary, the ice crop
for 1SS1 has not yet been damaged by
One of the first requisitions received from
atnewly appointed railway station agent
was ; "Send me a gallon ot red oil for the
The man who sighs, "How soon we are
forgotten," has only to leave a hotel with
out paying liis bill to find out how sadly
mistaken he is. -
If an untruth is only a'day old it U call
ed a lie ; If it Is a year old it Is called a
falsehood ; but if it is a century old it is
called a legend.
Some Indians use seal ping-knives of tor
toise shell, probably on account ot the old
table in which the tortoise is alleged to
have got away with the hare.
Little grains of sugar,
Little drops of brand
y 'II make your nose as red
As any in the land.
One by one the tender and romantic mem
ories that cling to the medieval days are
being knocked out of time. A castle in
Spain was recently sold at auction for
A telephone operator, when asked to
wy grace at a dinner the other day, horrifi
ed the party, In a fit of absent-mindedness,
by bowing his head and shouting "Hello !
hello!" Force; ot habit.
The autumn days are ling'rlng
In sweet summer's soli caress,
Still, It's rather late this season
For the Saint to beat Maud S.
When they laid before the Czar the de-
tailsof the latest, dynamite plot, he looked
over the papers languidly and said : "Oh,
well, life has its compensations after all ;
my mother-in-law is dead."
'Why, FranKy," exclaimed a mother
at a summer boarding-house, "I never
knew you to ask for a second piece of pie
at home." "I knew 'twaot no use," said
Franky, as he proceeded with his pie eat
Come into the stable Maud.
You've beaten two-eleven ;
Come into the stable, Maud,
I'm in the seventh heaven.
A South Hill debating club is wrestling
with : "Can a Community Exist With
out Women ?" We think it might exist
for a while, but then it wouldu't know
what was going on.
Over his sweetheart he leaned and laughed;
A picnic boy with a clear blue eye.
Foolish and idle he sat him"down
Heaven help his pants it was custard pie.
When an Indian doctor ha lost Ave
patients, tlie survivors of the tribe send
him alter them to see what has become of
them. After nil, the Indians would lose
some advantages by civilization.
Evidences of civilization mark the death
of Ute Chief Ouray. He left propertv
worth $200,000, and a will, over which
lawyers are now quarreling jivt as if the
savage had been the best white man in the
A New Jersey clergyman pi omlses an ad
dress on "How may a pastor Interest bis
people in missions?" If he be a particu
larly dull pastor, be might interest the
most obtuse congregation by offering to
go upon one.
Tlie reform In spelling hat got stuck.
Detroit Free Press. Naught mutch. In.
ted ot leving al the letrz out of a wurd,
theygh a-e now crowding all the letters
possible Into one. Phood for rephlectlon
Wives of great men oft remind us
We may make our wives sublime,
Forty dollars for a bonnet -Knocks
a check-book out ot time.
Beethoven's piano is in the market, and
already several relic-hunters have offered
a large price for it. Beethoven will be
remembered as the composer of several
fugues. A fugue is simply the 15-14 puzze
set to music.
"Whither art thon going, Charles f
Whither hast thon stayed these mauy days ?
Whither are the fond hopes thon lodged in
this bosom ? Whither" And the brute
interrupted with the irrelevant proposi
tion that there was such a thing as being
too all-concernedly withered !
Have vou been on a bust lately ?" said
the shoulder-brace to the corset. Kokomo
Tribune. "That's no bodies business but
my own," replied tne corset. xawcot
Strauss. "That's a gallows answered,'
said the shoulder-brace. "It's about time
to suspend-er remarks. We'll call H
square without playing the rubber."
The pale moon casts its effnlgent rays,
Upon the sinful earth
The while the pale girl figures wp
How much her beau is worth.
The pale youth heaves a hollow hwv
And turneth paler still.
And mnrmureth, "Tls sweet to-love,
But blast this tailor's-bill."
It Is astonishing how completely some
people can be absorbed tn their own
thoughts. A prominent-, candidate, who
gives up the whole of his mind to politics.
met a prominent church member, who re
marked that his church had just got ft new
organ. "I hope it will support the regu
lar nominee?," was the absent-minded
Eighteen years ago Jeff Davis offered
reward for the capture of Ben, Butler, a
'an outlaw and common enemy of man
kind." But not until quite recently did
Jeffs party capture the "outlaw," etc.
And now it is thought they will punish
him by giving him an office. The way of
the transgressor is hard indeed.
Sol 111 on (he Mala Question.
"You goln' to the State fair this year ?"
queried one bootblack of another, as they
met at the Post Office yesterday.
"Course. You goin' ?"
There was a silence of halt a minute,
during which they looked each other over.
Then the first one asked :
"Do yon sneak in with a family or
climb the fence ?"
"I sneak. How do you do?"
There was another interval of silence,
and then tlie little one observed s
"But there needn't be no hard feelin's
between us ?"
"Oh, no, no," replied the other ; "all
we differ on is tlie minor particlers. We
is just as solid as wheat on the main ques
tion. You won't give me away to the pur-
"Naw ! And you ?" .
'I never squeals !"
They shook on it and borrowed a match
to light a cig ir stub and smoke it in part
The Chinese In 'nil
It is said the Chinese in Chile have caught
the war spirit, and are enlisting iu the
Chileanarroy, besides contributing liber
ally to the war fund. If these enlistments
and contributions are voluntary, they de
velop an undiscovered trait in the Chinese
chatacter. It is much more reasonable to
suppose that a little coercion underlies this
alleged patriotism tor their adopted coun
try. One great objection urged to Chinese
mmigiation he-e, has been that the
Chinese are exempt from military duty,
and it Is not known but that it the country
were in a state of war, they would be an
'enemy in the rear." If military duty
could be cnforied among the Chinese on
this coast, it is very doubtful whether they
would find it so attractive a place of resi
dence In the future as they have in the
The latest and worst case of lover's re
venge comes from Australia. A young
man whose affianced "went back on him."
and broke off" their engagement, received
a note from her. asking him to return that
lock ot hair which he had. He looked
over his trunk, collected a heap of tresses,
culled from different sources during his
love-making career, and forwarded- them
in a bundle to his late lady-love, enclosing
note to the effect that he bad really tor-
gotten which was hers, but she might
select it from those forwarded and return
the rest at her earliest convenience. The
story got out, and the neighborhood felt
so warm for her that she went on a prol
onged visit to her country cousins.
A garrulous fop, who. by his frivolmis
remarks, had annoyed his partner in the
ball room, among other empty things
asked whether she had ever had her ears
pierced. "No," was the reply ; "but I
have olten bad them bored."
Sketrb ol the
the Throne of
By far the most prominent of the im
portant ot the imperial family after the
Czar is his son Alexander Alexandro
vitch. The eyes of all ot bis country
men are upon him. He is regarded by
many as Russia's last hope. Thirty
five years have passed over his head,
but he looks much older. De is not a
handsome man. His faoe is decidedly
Calmuck in type. He is growing bald
on the temples and back of the head,
like the Prince of Wales and many
other royal princes ot Europe. He haa
a heavy square forehead, a short, flat
nose, a Mephistophelian mouth and a
muddy complexion. The expression ot
his countenance is a curious mixture of
good nature and harshnees. His face,
general demeanor and character present
marked contrast to the noble form
and stately presence ot his father. Al
most all the Romanofis have preferied
the military to civil attire. The hered
itary Grand Duke hates a nnttorm, and
rarely wears one. He prefers driving
to riding, solitude to company, the sght
of workmsmen to that of courtiers and
plain speech instead ot diplomatic by
Docrisv. He has the peculiar habit ot
silently sucking the head of a silver.
mounted car.e, which be seldom tails to
carrv. He is rather stout, and dreads
eorpulenee nearly as much as his grand,
father Nicholas did. Alexander Alex
androviteh is the second son ot the Em
peror. The eldest boy, Nicholas Alex
androvitch. died at Nice ia 186k
General sorrow followed-his death,
The I?ttseian people erected a temple ia
their hearts to his memory, and greeted
the ukase which declared Alexander
Alexandrovitch his successor to the
title ot Caarowit? with clear tokens of
dissatisfaction. The new heir to the
throne, then 29 years old, had aU the
odds against him. The nation disliked
him. Liko a.11- q Grand Dukes $f
NOT tUlBTIjrEO TO SIT OX THE TIIBONK,
Mis education was exclusively military.
It was a serious obstacle to his becom.
ing a good sovereign. lie had no scien
tific instruction, and no knowledge ot
foreign laneuages except French. Ot
politics and sociology he knew next to
nothing. He was Inclined to a life ot
pleasure rather than one of labor. To
acquire the necessary qualifications for
his new callingwas a 6erious task, l He
had hardly time tor it. lie was to en
ter at once upon the duties of a Crown
Prince. He had a seat in the Council
of State. He was forced to take an
interest in executive affairs aud in ques
tions of pnblio policy, and to show by
deeds and words that he was endowed
with as much judgment as his lamented
brother. Though rot always equal to
the occasion, his wisdom surpassed all
expectations, and he can to-day boast
of being the only Prince ot his house
who commands the respect ot all par
ties and the love ot the people. His.
tory occasionally repeats itself. As
Alexander II, when simple Czarowitz,
professed more liberal opinions than his
father, so does Alexander Alexandre.
vitch entertain views far more in keep-
inc with the progress of our age than
those of the reigning Emperor. As the
latter fought for a more liberal policy
against Nicholas, so has the present
Czarowitz always advocated the adop
tion ot measures that would further the
liberties ot his fellow-citizens. He haa
occasionally sided so openly with the
revolutionists as to be suspected of an
affiliation with their secret societies.
Alexandrovitch inherited even his wife
from his brother.' Maria Sophia Fred
erika Dagmar, Princess of Denmark,
was betrothed to Nicholas a few months
before his death. With his parents she
stood at his death-bed. She promised
bim that she would become his brolbei's
bride. Her noble character and beauty
kindled the flame of love in Alexander's
heart. This love, born of and nurtured
in grief, has proved strong and true.
And Princess Dagmar, now Maria Feo-
dorovna, seem to love each other more
to-day than when tbey became husband
and wife, fourteen years ago. The
name of Alexander is coupled with no
scandal. It seems incredible to any
one who knows the Romanoffs. He is
pointed ont as mode! husband and fa
ther. He blesses his brother's memory
for bequeathing him such a wife. He
is happy in the Anitchkine palace with
his wife and childreu. An aide-de
camp told me that there were no cloudn
in their love. He had heard his high
ness say : "I cannot complain ot be
ing the Czarowitz, since I am the .bus.
band of Princess Dagmar." The Dan
ish origin ot this lovely woman may ac
count for the anti-German feelinsa o'
her husband. She is too noble to in.
vite nun to actions wnicn might en
danger his peace and the welfare -of her
adopted fatherland ; but she wept bit-
ter tears when her country lost all hopes
of recovering Schleswig-Hblstein. Those
tears probably aroused her husband
popular spirit in R ussia was opposed to
Germany. Once only has he tried to
hide bis dislike tor Prince Bismarck
and the Jrrussian court. lhat was
seven years ago, when the Emperor
William visited bt. Petersburg. The
Czarowitz has always been a zealous
partizan ot the national cause and a de
cided admirer ot Katkoff and ether
patriots, tn the winter of 1867-68 he
be was Chan man ef the Committee ot
Relief for the Northern Provinces of
Russia, then sorely tried by famine
1 ha committee was antagonistic to
Waloniefi. As Chairman the heredi
tary Grand Duke was responsible tor
the fall of the Governor. This action
led to the first quarrel between the Era.
peror ana the Czarowitz. Since that
time there has been no close harmony
between them. Encouraged by its vic
tory, the national party ot Moscow
reeogmzea me jrown Priuce as its
leader. He had a lively correspond
ence with Ivan Aksakoff, the publicist.
All political questions ot vital interest
were ireeiy aiseussea. The secret po
lice intercepted some of the letters.
Count Sehouvaloff showed them to the
Emperor. He sospaoted a conspiracy.
The Czarowitz was summoned to ap
pear befoie the Emperor, who is said
to hava been as severe as his father bad
been under similar circumstances. The
Grand Duke declined to give any ex
planation, and indignantly complained)
that one ot his ? father subjects had
dared to violate the secrecy of his cor-respc-ndenca.
lie is said to have ' slap.
ped SchouvalofTs face. He boldly t
raanded his dismissal. The Count a
sured the Emperor that he could nt
answer for the safety of tlie empire i
restricted in his investigations. Alex-T
auder told his son that the committed
was tolerated merely as a charitable in-.
6titution, and that Its Chairman woukf
be dismissed should he again indulge
In political correspondence. "The blow'
lessened the autharity of the Czarowitc"'
He was much grieved, and has almost
retired; to. private life. Alexande-
Alexandrovitch is not capable of fot-T
lowing a policy based on systsmatia'
principles. He is not as firm and i
dependeot in bis opinions as is generaf-
ly believed. His enthusiasm, for ft
etuue is ot short duration, Outer in
fluences frequently change the course of
his thoughts and modify his actions,
In this way his French sympathies wW"
singularly modified by the action ot th
commune. Nor did he show greater
determination and perseverance whenr
the reform of the Russian arf7?y was
discussed. General Milutin advocated;
a gradual change in its armaments
Bariatinski and Tackleff supported 9
radical and immediate change. The
Czarowitz took sides with the latter.
Yielding to the impulses of his patriot
ism he displayed the greatest activity
in hastening the work of reform, 116'.
hired skillful mechanics and engineer
and paid out ot hisrrvatepdrsS tor
the manufacture of several thousand1
rifles and scores of cannons. At the
end of a few months, however, the
Grand Duke's enthusiasm was vapor
ized, and things, resumed their natural
course . Ten years ago, on all eoonom
ical questions, the Czarowitz swore by
Tscbikakoff. Although Tschikakofif
was neither a great economist nor. a?
man of peculiar talent, be war AlexanV .
der's most trusted adviser. It wis be
who persuaded the Czarowitz to under
take bis campaign against Waloniefi.
But Tschikakoffs supremacy was tran-'
stent- Aksakoff took his shoes, and itf'
his turn gave way toa celebrated paint -er,
Blogolijuzlebob. . The Crown Prioce
has grown more independent ot - late
It would be a strange thing Indeed it'
this prince, educated amid the contra-'
die tory and wavering tendencies of Rus-'
siau society should develop into a aov-'
ereign capable ot resisting the intrigue"" -ot
his courtiers. -
He XcsaaMwl OM Stan.
One of onr exchanges has the fol
lowing : A good story was yesterday
told at military headquarter j j about
young Jesse Grant-, who ha jusv" re
turned to Galena from the West. Jerce
went through a number of Arizocar
mining towns, and was given some
prominence. At one place, a big, burly.
profane and dissipated miner, who bad
sold a six-hundred dollar claim, and
was in town having a higb old tim&
took a drunken notion to distinguish
himself by thrashing young Grant, who'
is small, and of light build.
The big miner came op the street,
cursing as he came, and swaggered in
to a restaurant where Jesse was sittirg,
and, approaching a young and ' well5
dressed man, but evidently a native of''
those "diggings," who was at a table
near the entrance, he slapped him heavi
ly on the shoulder and exclaimed :
"Look hyer, yoa'hgstez how' maty
bite to the dollar T (
The 6tranger addressed quietly laid
down his knife and fork, deliberately
eyed the intruder for a full minute, and
suddenly resolved himself into an Ari."
zona whirlwind. All in the space of a
second or so, the big miner was knocked :
down several times, stood upon, sat'
upon, his clothes partially torn off, and,
with both eyes closed,- dazed and be- -wildered,
was thrown into the stet;
The stranger quietly returned to hil
knife and fork, and the miner remark-,
ed, as he picked himself up and peered)1
curiously into the door : -
"Durned ef the youngster- dou't rev
semble the old man."
A young German was once pressing'
his suit and in the midst ot his ardor
questioned the object of his choice' as tot
her possible financial raturev "I have'
heard," be said, "that your good father
owns two large estates in Silesia "Yes'
was the naive reply, "and h owns! two
more in Pommerauia.' The suitor hes-'
itated a moment as though to catch hia
breath, and then talUug o his - knees
and looking the young lady imploring.
y in the face cried out "and can you,
my darling, doubt my a flections under
sucn circurastsncea !.-.-,
These two things, contra.'!:; sJ
tbey may seem, must; go vv' sv -manly
independence, nssnly, rtll&rca so .i
manly, relreliariCi- , .