The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, November 20, 1880, Image 6

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So jou know I cbarlshut lb notion,
Wra I rt h m I'd Ilk" l
With mf own llltla r'bl o tha onto,
And cotlaaa aoiiwwhrra ij tha sua,
Villi 4 brown "ton froul Id lb cltjr,
And cultiirnt frlrndi la tha Hub,
And lb chairman ot aonia couiiulttM,
Jo t thoroughly nlgb-tousd cluuj
Do iron know I'm a notion, my daisy,
If tttl blissful eondlliun wera nilua,
That, somehow, I shouldn't go eraxjr
Ovsr atijr old vlntaKs of wlua,
Kor collet aartlmnwara from tha potters,
Nor uraamna to w-t tin world rliibt,
Kor iop wbola stable of trttrs,
Nor grsnpla tbn "tlgr" t night;
Nor marry, M some do, in helrtsi
for beauty or fama or blood,
Kor follow the cruwd to Psrls
(If New York were swept of its mud).
Ho, nous of these thluifs would answer
My dream of Mrthljr bliss,
For I bold, mjr little enlraumir,
To i fancy eoiuew bit Ilk tul :
Tint with nil th wraith of Oolconda
I nrr could hope to bur,
Though over tb world I should wander,
On glance from lorellt ere;
for love I a subtle treasure.
Which ran not be bought or eold
Which comee at IU own itwt pleasure,
And It held by no cbtlui o( gold.
I conld buy, with my fancied rkbes,
All groaaer or tangible things;
Tb rulgar display whluh bewltchee
Th rabble, who fool not Hastings;
I could buy, on my gold relying,
All prwlinta of lauor and art
But where I th mark! for buying
A true and loving usartt
And tbla Is th notion I cherish : '
However rich I may be,
If lov wer to wither and perish
I ibould die In my porerty,
And though to bav millions wer pleasant,
If having them parted us two.
Then I'd chooa to b but a peasant
A peuant with lov and yuul
From the Portland Telegram,
Esther Volo was but a little more than
obild in years, but a woman's soui
looked out from her clear gray eye?., and
every line of bor proud, sweet face ex-
Jiressod character and refinement; her
orohead was broad and low, and was
shaded by a mass of golden hair; her
comploxion was "delicately fair;" her
form was lithe and slondor; ber step was
like thrit of a young queen, and the
proud lift of bur bond and bor graceful
movemonts groatly enhanced ber beauty.
ller homo was in the little villugo of
Frinooton, on the banks of the bacra
niento river; but beautiful as was the
scenery oround bor cottage home, the
place had grown distastof ul to her. Uer
father had diod in ber infancy, and ber
mother had soon after married again
this time making an unfortnnato con
nection, Mr. AViiitersboingossolnsh and
obstinate as Mr. Vale had boon geuerous
and affectionate; two children bad re
sulted from this marriage, and loft
Esthor but small room in ber mother's
boart. The girl hod boon carefully edu
cated, bowevor, from the money loft by
bor father, ber mother deluding that
Esthor muHt go for horself at as early an
ago as possible, and that teaching would
be a very "genteel" occupation.
And so, whon Esther Vale was soven
toon, the time in which our Btorv opens,
she bad finished hor education Lad sur
passed in knowlod the toacbors of the
Bominary in the neighboring town, and
was ready to entor upon the task of sup
porting herself. The village of Prince
ton boasted of but one school, and that
was taught by an old pedagogue who hod
Imparted to Esthor the rudiments of her
own education, and it would almost have
boon doomed sacriligo to displace him,
to give phico to a young girl, so there
was no situation for Esthor Valo in hor
nativo place.
One evening in May, Esther put on
her little white sun bonnet anJ Btrollod
along the Bbore of the rivor, evidently
absorbed, in tho discussion of some im
portant question. The gray shadows
wore softly fulling, the river rollod by
with a musical song, and the spring air
was laden with tho perfume of tho peach
and apnlo blossoms. The trees in the
orchard a ntuo way hook noui um nvur,
lookod like spootres in the twilight, as
was a soouo that aroused all tho doaola
if Itnv vnnrifT nnnl.
uvu wi mv ry .
Sho was suddenly startled by a footfall
l,nl,m,l Imr and the IlOXt moment sllO
was joined by a young mon, ovidoutly (
fnrninra son. with a frank. boyiHh face
n. l.ioh looked evou handsomo in the
.lominniniy twilioilfc.
"i'vo boon ot your houso, Esther," be
ni,l ilriLU'intr lmr hiiml throuch bis arm.
"and your mothor said you wore walking
along by tho river; so you seo I havo
overtaken you. What were you so busy
thinking about that you did not hear
me ?
"I was thinking of my future," replied
Esther, in a slow sad tone; "I have
matin nn mv mind whut I shall do. You
know a crent deal of our family affairs
lliohard Verity, living as you do
nn verv near us. and boiuff 80
often at our bouse, and will under
tand what I am coins to sav. I am in
the way here." And hor touo grow pas
sionate. "I am one too manv at homo.
My stepfathor foels tlmt I am a burden
npon lam, and that I take what right
fully belongs to John and Lucy. Mothor
( wrnnt nn in lmr otlior children, and
loaves me, bor first-born child, to feel
lonoly and tlesoloto. 1 am going away,
to bo Bono a Ions tiino. Iliobord. I am
rrm'niT n Mini Frnnmfti'o!"
liar tone grow firm and quiet as she
announced nor decision.
"Vmi ilnn't know what YOU RrtV
Esther," said tho young man, frankly;
"what can nave pni sucu an uisnnu iron
into your bead? Think of yourself, so
young, so innocent, and so beautiful,
exposed to all the dangors of a great city 1
Your mothor would not allow you to go;
and 1, Esthor, I couldn't lot you go."
1'he young man s voice trembled, and he
held the gin s hand nguuy as ue con
tinued: "I love you, Esther. Will you bo my
Esther did not replv. Her manner
sufficiently expressed ber astonishment
and surprise, but she did not find Yoif e
to speitk.
"Oh, Esther! can it be that you do not
lova me T Ever since I first saw you,
when yon wore but wee child, I Lave
loved yon, and for years I have looked
forward to the time when I might call
Jou my wife! I can offer you a pleasant
ome, and a love that time nor events
will not change; don't tell me that in all
these years I nave loved in vain."
"""It may not bo Richard," said Esther
silly. "I have always loved you with a
sisterly affection. I never thought that
yonr lovo for me was other tlion broth
erly. We could neither of us bo happy
In annli a marriacra."
The young man ploaded in vain. For
a lona- time fie drew sucn matures oi
what her life might be as mistress of the
Varna farm anil liia own lovad and hon
ored wife, that the poor girl was tempted
to aooept the calm and peacef ul life thus
offered to her, and trust to time 10 awa
lean fanlino-a nf wifnlr love and devotion
lint the temptation soon vanished. Iler
own trutbiuinoss and nonesiy oi cuarao
ter triumphed and sho finally said : ,
"T An tint Invn von enouch Richard
and cannot marry you. Do not ask mo
, . . . i i ii
again, in pity to yoursou sou me.
"Tell me why you you don't love mo,
Esther," soid Richard, in a husky voice.
"What kind of a man could you love,
Esther hesitated a moment before re
plying. l,I will tell you," she said at length.
tint flinn clit much of these
things Richard I but every girl expects
at some period oi ner mo to marry, ana,
nf inn run fnrma anmfl lilna of the man to
whom she is willing to entrust her own
happiness. I could not be happy in the
.1 m 1ifA a a fnvmnr'a wifa anil
UUUI U1UIU V m " " "
witnnaa nnlv a rnnnJ nf milkinOT. chum-
ing and dairy work from my marriage
until my doath. I hove no wish to dis
narnirn a farmar's life. Richard, for ther
are tho mon who make the nation, they are
. m . H il 1 1
the louniiation oi au otuor uumubm. uui
T am nnflttail for it. Mv life has been
an har.l an full nf hard ronlitios. 80 un-
loved and unloving, that I have dreamed
too much made niyseii an iuoai worm
and lived therein."
Ol.J vnn w nil 1,1 Hof aWflT Tfl V trTlfl
and honest love for fashionable society,
Esther?" exclaimed Vernoy; "You reject
me in tho hope of boooming a woman of
the world."
" You mistake me, Richard. I have
nn fnuta fnr faaliinnnhlo ancifetv. But I
would marry a man whom I could feel
was my superior, whether be be farmer
or blacksmith, one who makes his mark
in the world, is honored and respected
for bis talents and tho use be males of
them. The man I marry must have
tlm nnnr in makfl inn love him as I can
lovo deeply, strongly, with my whole
being. 1 want a ronnod nimospuoro
around my married life. . My husband
mniit linva a miltivittod taste for books
and pictures, for I love them and I be
lieve in a nmty oi taste uetweea wurnuu
Timv luiil linnn walkinar nn and down
the rivor bank, while Esthor had told
hor lover bow diuorcnt her uioai was
from himself, and they now paused
while Richard replied:
"I understand you, Esther, and do
nnt. iilanin von for reiootinor an awkward
country boy who has been to full of
sports to improve his opportunities oi
learning. It is not too late yet, I am
nnlr Iwnnlv nnw. and if YOU are not
marriod to "some one else before I can
claim you, you shall yet be my wifo.
Remember, EHthor, I shall claim you
yt!" ..
" . . i i l L i; .1 1.
llo prossod nor to nis noart, iuu ucr
passionately, and then with a choking
sob be turned and walked away through
the gloom.
Esthor returned to hor home and went
about her usual duties. The1 next day
she beard that Riohard Vernoy had gono
to collogo.
The summer months wore away and
worn atimit bv Esthor in fruitless at
tempts to procure a situation as teacher,
and iu studying. Every day hor stop
f.itimr mmla lipr fnnl more ami more that
she was a burden to thorn, and her weak,
inefficient mother olton anxiously in
quired if she had hoard of no situation
vaI. tlinf wnll lil ilo. Karlv in September.
bowevor, one of the teachers of the
seminary, whore Esthor bad been
educated, obtained a situation in a
'Frisco school for horsoir, and a position
as junior toachor for Esther.
The young girl linmodiatoiy enwrea
nnn l.i.f ,lntwu nml in t.lin ftctivo lifo to
lliiuu "" " -
which she now aocustoniod herself, she
strove to forgot the past.
Rut in the ovouing hours, whon sho
was alone in ber own room for tho night,
sho would roinnmber with a keen pang,
the frank, boyish faoo of Richard Vernoy
and the strong enduring lovo bo boro
hor, and she wondered how ho suc
ceeded iu his collogo lifo. She hod not
soen him in ilia summer, as ho pre
ferred to speud his vacation in the
vicinity of tho collogo and dovoto his
time to study, for which ho had sud
denly shown great tasto.
The years wont on and Esthor Vale
bod nioturod into a glorious women.
Timo had smiled favorably on ber, and
had but inoreasod hor bright beauty and
given hor additional graoos. She hod
risen from the position of junior toachor
to that of principal, and had no lack of
suitors, Rut not one among thein all
came up to her ideal, And so she
gradually relinquished all idea of ever
marrying. She bad beard of Richard
Vernoy, that he had graduated with tho
highost honors from Yale College, and
had thereafter watched his onward and
upward course with a proud feeling of
satisfaction. In the girlish days of long
ago, she hod never dreamed that her aieA1
ttrtrif country lover possessed genius ond
the gift of eioquonco; but her rojoction of
him had roused those dormant qualities
and mode a man worthy of the admira
tion dealt out to him ou evory band.
It was ten years from tho evening of
thoir partiug on the banks of the Sacra
mento, and Esther Vale, attired as be
come her queenly beauty, was soatod in
the well lighted parlor of her residence.
Hor under teachers and pupils were in
thoir own part of the houso, and the mis
tress was alone. She hail just been read
ing in one of the daily papers a sjioech
recently doliverod by the lion. Richard
Vernoy, and now she was lookiug into
the grate with a thoughtful face. The
door bell suddenly rung, and a moment
aftrtr a aorrant brouurht to Miss Vale a
card bearing tho name of Richard Verney.
nlinnk flusliAil and poled as
she read the name, and hor voice fal
tered as she commanded the servant to
,1mit tlin cnntloman. To conceal her
agitation she turned down the gas to a
twilight, and awaited his entrance, ine
servant speedily ushered the visitor into
ha mnm but. to Esther's surprise, a
fairy-like being hong to his arm.
Esther bad never contemplates toe
possibility of ber old lover's marrying,
but sow a keen pang shot through
har haart aa aha tlioucht ha bad CO 111 S to
introduce his wife to ber his first lova.
aa th. milt had cleared awaV
from hr vision, she taw a tall and hand
' some man regarding bor with a puzzled
expression, lilt face was bronzed auu
bearded, a graceful mustache and impe
rial lent dignity to his massive chin.
Ilia form was commanding, and alto
gether be was distinguished in appear
anoe. Ilia eves were those same truth
ful eyes that she so well remembered,
their last meeting on the bank of the
famed river quickly passed before bor
montal vision.
"Miss Valo," be said, bowing,
Esther bowed.
"I have brongbt my ward to you to be
educated," be said, all unoonscious that
his voice and words sot Esther's heart to
throbbing loudly. "She has been sadly
noglectcd, and if you will take charge of
her, and make as good a scholar as most
of your pupils are. you will confor a
irrcat favor. Iler name is Minnie Lake
Hor fathor was one of my doarcst
frionds, and I am . the guardian of his
It was plain to Esther from his manner
that he did not suspect hor identity with
the Esther he bad known and loved in
the long ago.
As soon as she remembered that it was
years since her mothor had died and that
her step-father bad soon after removed
from Princeton, she readily nndorstood
the ciuse of his ignorance. She grace
fully advanced and received hor new
pupil, soon placed her at her ease, learn
ed that Mr. Vernoy had been recom
mended to bor by tho parents of one of
her nunils. and finally led the girl to the
apartments sho was to occupy and intro
duced her to the group of girls. She
then returned to the porlor with a heavy
heart, for tho interest manifested by Mr.
Vernev in his ward caused ber to think
that he was educating hor for his own
On entorincr the parlor she fonnd that
her truest had turned on the gas and was
contemplating the pictures that graced
bor walls. He turnod abruptly at hor
entrance and regarded ber in silonce.
She stood full in the light of the chand
alier, her loose curls thrown back from
her beautiful face, the color coming and
going in her red cheeks, and hor gray
eyes lustrous with the excitement his
coming bad caused, and as he looked at
her he gave a quick gasp, and exclaimed
as ho oiienod his arms: '
Esther sprang to his embrace and he
rained kisses and tears on her upturned
"Found at last!" he said; "I have
looked for you a long timo, Esther, have
you waited for me?"
"I am Esther Vale still!" she whis
pered. Esther Vale found in hor old lover tho
ideal she had once pictured to him, and
the following Christmas she closed her
school, bade adieu to her attached pupils
and became the wife of the Hon. Rich
ard Vomer. And in the long, golden
years that followed they bad reason to
look bock with thankfulness npon the
truly fortunate day that again brought
them toirother. And their love was none
the less because they waited so long for
each other.
The Jabloohkotr Elaetrio Light.
Tho London Metropolitan Hoard
of Works has recently renewed a
contract for one year for lighting tho
Victoria Embankment and Waterloo
Ikid''o with the Jablochkoff electric
light. Tho Jablochkoff sysloni has
boon in successful operation on the
Thamos Embnnkmont since tho 13th
of Docombor, 1878, when twenty
lights wero started botwecn West
minister and Waterloo Bridges.
Twontv lichts. extending tho work
to Rlackftiars Bridge, woro added in
May, 1879, and ton more wore put on
Watorloo Bridge in October last; ten
lights havo also bcon put in tho Vic
toria Kail way station. All of the
lights on tho embankment havo bcon
kept in oporation regularly for six
hours each niarhteinco they were first
started a fact that is worthy of con-
sidcration when it is ooruo in nnna
thut the machinory was originally
arrangod for twenty lights only,
with no thought that tho system was
to bo extended, and that the changes
rondcrod necossnry by each of tho
two extonaiona have had to bo mado
without interfering with tho daily ef
ficiency of the apparatus. The prico
paid by tho Board ot Works was, at
first Gd. per light per hour; it was
rodncod to 5d. in the first, and 3d.
on tho second extension, and has
again boon reduced on tho renewal
ot the contract to 2J d. per light por
hour. Tho Jablochkoff' system of
eloctrio lighting is now in use under
almost every possiblo condition and
in evory variety of establishment
in streets, on bridges, in railway sta
tions, theaters, circuses, onginooring
and industrial works, docks, basins,
on board stoam vessels, in hotels and
in private residences. Thoy aro. also
in use in Burraah, Persia, Portugal
and Spain, and are rapidly being in.
troduued in nearly all quarters of the
Kissing tbs Bidli.A Philadelphia
judge recently observed that it was not
an uncommon thing in swearing a wit
ness, to see him kiss bis own hand in
stead of the book. Tossibly that might
make the oath a little less binding with
some peoplo, but here is another view of
it in tho Poll Mall Gazette. A grand
juryman recounts his experience: We
shout 'here,' and the. olerk of assize
counts us up. One is missing; it does
not matter, there are enough of ns.
Then comes the swearing. Our foreman
first takes the oath, and then the oath is
adininisterad to the rest of ns in batches.
We are handed a number of greasy little
black testaments; we hold each one in
our right hand, and then solemnly kiss
the binding. It is not a tempting ope
ration; who knows how many lying and
perjured lips have kissed that book be
forehow many greedy and unctuous
mouths have been pressed where mine is
now to follow? On the whole, I prefer
opening the book at random, and kissing
it anywhere inside "Philemon" will do
very well. It is not likely that many
bad kissed that particular page.
Charity is the first mortgage on evsry
human being's possessions.
A correspondent of tho New York
Uerald seems to have a particularly suc
cessful interview with the great "Sara,"
and the following extracts from ber
letter are of sufficient interest to war
rant bringing this much talked-of artiste
again to notioo: Thore is perhaps, no
woman in the world so much written and
talked about as Sara Bernhardt. I was
curiously mystified to-day as she put on
a pair of strange-looking, huge, button
logs glovos, which incased ber arms
nearly to the shouhlor, and when asked,
"What sort of gloves are these?" Her
answer was characteristic : "Cent mon
invention, e'eil le gant Sara Ilernhardt."
I nover was more agreeably disappointed
in the appearance of a person than
whon Sara smilingly and merrily trip
pedI would almost have said danced
into the room, which, by the way, was
so littered up with gigantio ships
and crowns of flowers, that it
was quite a puzzle to know whore
to sit down without crushing them. She
looked infinitely frosher, brighter and
prettier than I had ever soen her on the
stago. Her photographs are perfect
Karinntnroa avnrv one of them. TllCV
give no idea of those wonderfully clear,
translucent, great blue eyes, witu tueir
nnw an ft ami melting, and now keon and
nnnntrntinc clnnoe: of her fresh and fair
comploxion, which on the stago is bid-
den undor a horrid inositol uiick point;
of her beautiful light blonde hair, which
lnrka in nr. a aliada of being golden, and
is curled in the most graceful and
artistic fashion; of her tendor and
sensitive mouth, the slightest motion oi
wln'i-h la full nf nharacterandexrjression.
I had nover considered ber pretty. I
i t ; i 1
now, alter a more careiui anu paiuauis.
ing inspection dooidodly thought her so,
Kha i nharmindv dressed, too. and
her thinness of porson which is so goner-
ally remarked, but which sue ridicules
lmrHdlf. was most artiBticallv disguised.
The waves of laee ond ruffle which lay
about her neck appeared to hide a bust
worthy of Uiana nerseii. "iou nave
known many Americans, madam?"
"Yea. in Paris, a neat many, and I
have found them always so kind, so re-
... . . . r . i 1 il
spoctiul, bo adorahie, (sue repeateu ine
word). You know Americans seem to
ViAva an mnnh more respect and consider
ation for women than they have in
Fronoe. What villainous things tney
say about me in the Fronch papors,
abominable falsehoods, which no Ameri
can editor, I am sure, be it only to the
respect be owes the sex, would over
print. Americans are often brosqne,
narhnna oven a little rouffh. but behind
this there is a fine dolicocy, a tender re
gard for the leelings oi women, wniou
makes them to me a most lovable poo
ple." And now she turned round, and re
lapsing into her old self, said, with that
arch, lively, coquetry, which seems to
Wnmn lmr so wli: "Let me interview
vou now. I am very anxious to know
.. . . . . . i -. .
all about America, vo tne peopie Know
r rejioh i
"Tho majority of the educated poople
do," I rephod.
.. f. 1 All I - -1
"will they understand me.' sue osaeu
again, still pulling away at those big
"0. res: but will you allow mo to givo
you a little advice?"
"Delighted to receive it," she said,
with a cnuuous smile, and a striking way
quite her own, and holding open her
lips and showing a wonderiuuy peneci
row of brilliantly white teeth; "what
is it?"
"Manv Americans who understand tho
language theoretically, but speak it im
perfectly, would comprehend you bettor
if vou could speak just a little more
"Ah," she replied, "that is a very hard
Ask T know I sneak verv fast. I have
nffon tnlil von so. even in Paris. But
you know the drama and the situation
would lose terribly by such a cuango.
My words would lose their point, their
fnivn thai ofTnnt. if I were to uttor thorn
with perceptible ond painful slownoss
and distinctness, it would ue sacrinc
ing my art to greater chances of popular
RniTPss. and that I must never do. I
must interpret the author as God and my
art havo put it into my neart to uo, ana
the rest must take itseii." Ana moving
nn Almost to mv verv face, she fixed
those blue eyes serntinizingly at me aud
said, "Tell me, am 1 not right.'
I assented and explained: "I did not
moan that you should speak more slowly
in your great dramatic moments or your
outbursts of passions only in the gen
eral dialogue, where a little slownoss ond
distinctness of speech will not mor the
"Speaking of audiences, do you not
find great differences in them and in their
degrees of appreciation?"
Her eyes sparkled. I had evidently
tumbled" upon a point which especially
intorested her.
"You have referred to an experience
of my artistio life," she replied, "than
which none can be more varied. Audi
ences are like individuals thoy seem to
have an individual character and taste.
What this one sees, the other passes by
unnoticed; what this one odmires, leaves
the other quite unmoved. Not that 1
have anything to complain of as regards
any of my oudionces. I am but too
kindly ond indulgently received every
where. But it is strange to notice how
the applause shifts to different points on
different nights. Here for instance, is
an audience thoroughly appreciative,
but yot there are some flno points whioh
are too subtle for it, ond yet the audience
to morrow night will sieze upon these
verv points, and applaud them most
enthusiastically, while the evening be
fore they passed by apparently un
noticed. "Which audionees are apt to be the
most appreciative?"
"Those consisting of yonng people,"
the actress replied, her whole face beam
ing with pleasure, as she dilated npoa a
subject very near her heart.
"bo you take any nourishment between
the scenes, madam?"
"None, except big lumps of fine
morcean de glace, which cool my mouth
fevered with the excitement of the
"How do you feel after a scene like
that, for itstance, of the death of
Adrienne Lecouvrenr Do you easily
recover from the painful illusion, mad
ame?" "The illusion! Ah, with me it is re
ality at the time, I am always ill after
tli at ilaath ai-ana. ami reneraJlv have to
be assisted from tha stage. In playing
I lose my Mectity utterly, ond for the
lime being X am no longer Bara l am
only the helpless woman I represent. My
tears are not simulated, they are,
burning tears that scald mychooks!"
And she folded her bonds and lifted
them np to me with an intense earnest
ness which was most appealing in its
effect. It was almost as fine a piece of
dramatio representation as I had ever
soon hor enact on the stage. But, as I
lookod at that delicate, thin woman, I
eould not but marvel how she eonld pos
sibly retain sufficient boalth and strength
for her intense lubor while passing
through suoli successive shocks to hsr
entire nervous system.
Bill 5je.
To-day I got shoved at a barber shop,
whore I begged the operator to kill me
and put me out of my misery.
I have been accustomed to gontle care
and thoughtfulness at home, and my
barber at Laramie handols me with the
utmost tendernessi I was, therefore,
poorly propared to meet the roan who
this morning filled my soul with woe.
I know that I have not deserved this,
for, while others have berated the poor
barber, and sworn about his bad breath
and never-ending clatter and his general
hoartlessnesB, I have never said any
thing that was not fillod with child-like
trust and hearty good will toward him.
I have called the attention of the pub
lio to the fact that customers. sometimes
had bod breath, and were restless and
mean while being operated upon, and
then, when they are all fixed np nicely,
they, put their hats on and light a eigar
and hold up their finger to the weary
barber and tell him that they will see
him more subsequently.
Now, however, I feel differently.
The barbor no doubt bad never beard
of me. He no doubt thought I was an
ordinary plug who didn't know any
thing about luxury.
I shall mark a copy of this paper and
send it to bim. Thou, while he is read
ing it, I will steal np behind him with a
pick handle and kill him. I want bim to
be reading this when I kill him, because
it will assist the Coroner in arriving at
the immediate cause ot his death.
The first whiff I took of this man's
breath, I knew that he was rum's maniac.
He had the Jim James in an advancod
stage. Now, I don't object to being
shaved by a barber who is socially
drunk, but when the mod glitter of the
monioo is in his eye, and I can see that
he is debating the question of whether
he will out my head off and lot it drop
over the bock of the chair or choke me
to death with a lather brush, it makes
mo nervous and fidgety.
This man made up his mind three
times that he would kill me, and some
one came in just in time to save me.
His chair was near the window, and
there was a hole in the blind, so that
whon he was shaving the off side of mv
face he would turn my head over in such
a position that I could look up into the
middle of tho sun. My attention had
never before been called to the appear
ance of the Bun a it looks to the naked
eye, and I was a good deal surprised.
The more I looked into the very cen
ter of the great orb of day the more I
was filled with wonder at the might and
power that could create it. I began to
pine for death immediately, so that I
could be far away among the heavenly
bodies, and in a land where no barber
with the delirium triangles can ever
The barber held my head down so thit
the sun could shine into my darkened
understanding, until I felt that my brain
had melted and was floating around and
swashing about in my skull like melted
His hand was very unsteady, too. I
lost faith in him on the start when he cut
off o mole under my chin and threw it
into the spittoon. I did not care particu
larly, but at tho same time I had not de
cided to take it off at that time. In fact
I had worn it so long that I had become
attached to it. It had also become attach
ed to me.
That is why I could not restrain my
tears when the barber cut it off and then
stepped back to the other end of the room
to see how I lookod without it.
Fighting It Oat in the Newspapers.
The fact which recently camo out
through a cable dispatch that the
Emperor of liussia had found it
necessary to vindicato himsolf iu tho
columns of a journal published in Re
publican France, affords a signal
illustration of tbo moral and ethical
power of tho modern newspapor.
The Czar has done a highly proper
and becoming thing in thus tacitly
acknowledging that tho printed page
of current history has become tho
common bar of the world's opinion,
beforo which kings and emperors
must appear nd justify thoir acts.
It appears that so mo months ago the
emperor's brothor, tho Grand Duke
Nicholas, wrote and published a
sories of articles In the Nouvelle
Kevue, in which he doclared that the
war with Turkey was meditated, do
sired, prepared for and decided on
by tho Russian government in 1876,
two years bctore the declaration of
hostilities; and further, that the true
object of tho war was tho possession
of Constantinople, while the relief of
the Bulgarian Christians served
merely as a pretext. The result was
that the Grand Duke Nicholas was
stripped of his command and exiled
to Paris in disgrace; while the ablest
pons in tho Russian war office were
authorized to prepare an elaborate
defense, which now appears in the
journal in which tho Grand Duke ar
raigned tho government of his
brother. Fighting it out in the col.
nmns of the newspaper is certainly a
vast improvement npon the old Rus
sian method of settling differences in
the imperial family.
Thi bequest of Mrs. Dorsoy to
Jefferson Davis is bringing him many
law suits, the latest just Brought by
Davis himself at Kansas City, Mo.,
to recover $500 for the Dorsey estate
from a grocer in that city.
How to Build a Lof Bin,',Wuaonce or the Cm, ,
Farmer 'writes: Select straight
one foot diameter at the butt iriTf'
and knots closely; cut the ;, ll,abl
and twenty-six feVt long or ff1
thirty feet louir. Hnii.i , S1 '."f8 !
A i
mensions can be divided to bettor aT 4
tags than the usual 18.24 hSgg
when building, and then it will ha 7
-with logs, if sawed lumber innoft
obtained, for a partition. Letths iJ1
room OCCUPY ahont nnoi.:..
, ., - """-mini 01 tl
house; no hall, but a stair,.
anrnap nf Ilia an..i . . Otkt
the bottom, sav twn t.t ;
two step. high'. If wJ stoe0!?
V ' i Ti. '7 M, ""'ding, tv
stairs should be clmm ti,. ? . lI
houso to economize spooe, ,nJ
across towards, or beyond, the nii.l.liij
the chamber floor, kce pj
uB ui, uig ueau OI the (.-
Tf it i. i.i- .. 8 ,tain.
r ii ,r"""B aore thin
two or three saphntn nr nnU
l;linniui a hmlilinivutu.t -.1 .,
little rise of ground (not a hill or im.ii
mnnntnin in Iioa1 n A1 .1 ...aj
timos"a dav) where tW i. n .., .'
another elovation sonio six o'r eicht f !l
about twenty foot distant. If there is no
such elevation then build ,,
way" and draw your logs to it. If kin
is not a rock foundation ,11 ,i... .
solid ground and place :he most dnwR
11 m uer av win uuttum, or pioco posbAo
large stones undor the walls; for heews.
it is only a log house littla
tion is often paid to the underpininj
consequently much inconvenience nj
trouble is experienced by settling, de
ranging doors, breaking windows, 'etc
xvou your logs upon aooupie 01 skiui 01
long polls, until the walls are too hk
to do so. Then attach a strong rope
about an inch thick, in the middle ot the
building, next the top log, aud bring the
other end over the too W nn,l afii..ii
ing anothor log on the polos, give the
rope one wina or iiau winu around tha
middle of the loc. bavin? nlaoal iu
side each other like temporary besmi in
side tne nouse, tor one oi the men to
stand nnon: then lot him "iinll ."
while the other men, one at each end of
the log, assists with light "bulls" (these
are made by withes or strong bark tied
across noar the ond of a forked pole) un
til the log touches the building, when It
simultaneous effort the log can be roll
ed on.
If too heavy, the men must ascend
apnli with a llahfc nftnii nrv nna nf tliam ii
at eoch end pry up, when it will roll on
easily; another should then be rolled up
11 ;i ;i .11 '
in a similar manner, or 11 11 is enu logs,
roll throe (one for partition) before coa-
rnencing to "notch down;" while thit it
being done the third man can be getting
other logs ready, etc. Thoroughly "dw
tail or "saddle notch the corners, pu
tioularly the top logs, or plates npoc
which the rafters and roof rest. Oslr
the top log of the partition need be doit-j
tailed to prevent it Irom springing out
ward on account of weight of roof rest-,
ing thereon. The wall should be twfhf
feet high, for one and a half storia;
between lower and upper .floor, eigt:
feet at least for health.
Considering the roof I need not spesil
in particular, as there are several kmi
of material to construct it of in a new
country, such as "scoops," bark, hand
mudo shingles, etc, but do not put on a
"shanty roof." Build a' peaked roof
and a pretty sharp one too. This kind
affords good chamber reoni (which h
lost by a shanty covering), auu looks si
mnnli hntter. Do not build on slow
flat surface, if you don't wish to live
o mud hole. Small log hams ami owi
out-buildings can be raised by three men
Moss, taken from standing trees, thor
oughly forced ,into tho cracks snd crev
inAQ ia nn Pinfillent substitute whet
mortar for plastering can not be obtained
Artcmus Ward.
nr. Tnnia Trim nrfts nnn of Artemni
W.i'o fripnils in London
says that he told him the following story
He went to o lecture at a remote place
mlinvn ltiu fn A A WAQ lint. krlftWIl. He was I
little late; the audience become impa
t:ni l.orrnn fn stumi) With tliei
wvui, uuu. -b"" 1 , , -f!
feet and whistle, vy anu oj
oame out amd began 10 muto .v.
the platform, dusting the chairs w
desk. The people took him m
"snpe," and becanio still more imp
i.- i n.i . i,n tnvnfid sruuu
dropped the dust cloth, ond said. -;
having dusted the chairs, I will bog' I
Tifonv nf the iokes 1J
Li 12 11 v. 1 icogubii w I
made were not so good as this, dm, j
3 ..t.i 1 1. omnia lumsell "''I
others. An acquaintance told me jUfl
he was once riding in
omnibus when Browne got in, ana,
. ... 0 . ,1 n irtvi iu
being asked lor mi is, -5 .
the driver 11 he oouiu cuiwb - -.
1 : i 1, a viii hi no
lars. 'ine driver muu ; vrA
stopped the coach, and reqiJl
to get out. Upon this Var'?"l
very indignant. Why suoma -nnr.
lUnTnaa he had not the prop
HTJ.-i T " Via BAtd. 1 De'
lure. jjuw u'i - ' ,1.,1
M T .nntl 'I OUlV ObKeU
you could change five dollars.
nulla linil Li It LGU VWtti-i a .
. .ii learned rJ
witty iJishop uiar 01 n"uu writer
is so widely: Known w - v
charming essays or
Ledger. It is said mat, ou ---
.. 111 11" trnm ew 1"
very lasnionaoiy h0n
1.:. st to his bedell
ber, the exquisite, mmu th
rnw and nrovident that he may
appearance at Dreaaiaaa --- .
neat, said, most naively,
pose I will put my k0
door?" "Oh! by all means d I yn
said the Bishop. 'JF
-. .... ll frosn
00 fa thAfJf Tinnn.IV Will Iruuu. -
Btuw 1
The ArcnDisnop u Stains ti
memoir of his wife and 9".,?itl
good sayings or few---
Fulliam garden-party,
turned into one oi tne
eows gave chase, wherenpontte
exclaimed, "Hello! there at
and all our bishops rfcl
.am. Har. seeing Bishop UDen i
lien driving away together, 4.
them aa they starteu o
.11 a tha Wft ?.
Ulk VttU VJ - KJ
Won IKoraor-It X
traordinary fact that wnen yr ,
towhatiseornoaiycaUed b I
they generally use i " "