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OKEGOA CITY, OKEGOS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1866,
- rrtiT SATURDAY MORNING
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D. M. McKEflNEY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Laic.
WILL ATTEND PROMPTLY TO ALL
business entrusted to hi3 care.
O fice One door north of Bell & Parker's
Drag store, Oregon City, Oregon. 3:ly
W. A. ALDRICH. J. C. MERRILL. JOHN m'CRAKEK.
M' CRAKEN, MERRILL & CO.
SHIPPING, COMMISSION AND
AGENTS OF THE CALIFORNIA,
Hawaiian and Oiegon Packet Linei.
Importers of San Quentin and Carmen
Island Salt, Sandwich Island Sugars, Coffee,
Rice, and Pulu.
Agents for Provost's & Co.'s Preserved ;
Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles and Vinegar.
Dealers in Flour, Grain, Bacon, Lard &
Fruit, Lime, Cement and Plaster
Will attend to the Purchase, Sale or Ship
ment of Merchandise or Produce in New
York, San Francisco, Honolulu, or Portland.
ALDRICH, MERRILL & CO.,
Nos 204 and 206 California Street,
M'CRAKEN, MERRILL & CO.,
16 North Front Street, Portland.
J. H. MITCHELL. J. X. DOLPH. A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Laze,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Proc
tors in Admiralty .
Office over the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. 0 (ly)
w. c. joiisson.
F. O. M COWN.
TnTTwTrfn'M ft TVTfmiTTVT
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
4f Will attend to all business entrusted
to"our care in any of the Courts of the State,
v-iwt. mmipv. erotiate loans, sell real es-
uv.. j , o
JAMES M. M00RE,
Justice of the Peace & City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council Room, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
deeds, and all other duties appertaining to
the office of Justice of the Peace. 2:ly
W. LAIR HILL. M. F. MCLKEY.
HILL & MULKEY,
ATTORNEYS ?and COUNSELLORS
"VTTILL both be found hereafter at their
V V Office on the corner of Front and
Alder Streets, Porttand, Oregon. lyr.
FERRY & FOSTER,
Real Estate and Collecting
Of all the sweet sad words of life,
Whose very sound seems soft and blest,
The one most like abenison,
Is that sweet lore word, rest.
We g:-ow so weary on life's road,
Climbing its rocky heights and steep,
That it will seem so blest to seek
That shadow land of sleep.
E'en the sweet valley of the world
The happy land of love,
When we have walked awhile therein,
Doth full of sadness prove;
And wary souls pass from the vale,
Sighing with hearts oppress'd,
The saddest thing of life's love -
" The sweetest thing is rest."
The sweetest spots along life's road
Are where low billows weep,
And the one place for smiles should be
Where our beloved sleep ;
And if our friends would breathe a prayer,
That one be truly blest,
Let them but pray our God that we
May have eternal rest.
From the Golden Era.
THE CHALLENGE TO FATE;
BY FRANCES FULLER VICTOR.
Dr. F. Barclay, M. R. C L.
(Formeny Surge u to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
Main Street. . .
No. 86 Front Street, Corner of Washington,
.fj PORTLAND, OREGON.
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES, STOCKS,
Bonds, and Real Estate bought and
sold on Commission.
Portland, Oct. ISM
Dr. H. Saffarrans,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
OFFICE In J. Fleming's Book Store.
Main street, Oregon. City. (52
H. V. ROSS, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEQN
(Office Sver Charman Bros., Mainst.,)
Oregon City. 1 y
E. G. RANDALL,
IMPORTER AN'u DEADER IS
yheet Music, and Musical Merchandise ot
Lull kinds. Sole A cent m Oregon tor
Mu so si Si 1 1 j m. iii's
CELEB1UTED OAKiJVET OIIGAX I
"stciiiway & Son's
GOLD MEDAL PIAXO FORTES I
First street, next door to the Post Office,
Portland OregoB. 4:ly
Dreams in their development have breath,
And tears.and tortures, and the touch of joy ;
They leave a weight upon our waking tho'ts ;
They take a weight from off our waking toils ;
i hey do divide our being, i hey become
A portion of ourselves, as of our time ;
And look like heralds of eternitv.
They pass like spirits of the past they speak
Like spirit of the future !
. f.,rtT-Uo in iho -whole 1 breakfast. 1 rp;:tj fnr t)ii rnicn nn1
me. fclie was my imu""- - - -
school, though a delicate, reserved and in- now comes the important part of it
tellectual girl while I was all tire ana un- nen i arrived at the Dales place, l was
pulse. There was something very appeal- ushered into a handsome ante-room, where,
ino- cline-inf and devoted about Imogen, alter laying aside my bonnet ana snawi, I
' " " .
and she took hold of my enuiusiafeuu ouuj was mvuea oy my escorwu itpau- wu
a3 no one else ever did. him to the fruit grounds, where his aunt
I loved her and I think I may safely say, and brother were awaiting me. As we
after a life of feeling, 1 never lovea any waiKea aiong, my companion poimea out
one more than I did her--differently, per- to me the beauties of the different views,
ham but never more. The reason for and explained to me that the affection of
this was I have since thought, that she his aunt for Philip, and the concern she
helped me with her deep poetic nature to had for his happiness, prompted her to
fashion mv elorious ideals : and insensibly gratify all his wishes to any possible limit.
I had identified' her with the qualities I Happily, he said, his brother swishes were
I -i i i i i.i TT
.was vowed to adore. generally sucn as sue uoum uppiuvc.
" Girls " said Julia Wvland, " this is the hoped the last ana greatest uesire oi ui
first time any of us have slept in he chain- brother's heart might not be disappointed
ber let us all remember what we dream Such an aunt, such a brother! thought I
this ni"-ht, and i? shall be our fortune." I came very near laughing at him, and
" It will be certain to be about love and longed to ask, as Miles Standish's sweet
mnrrino-p 'T answered: "so it3 agreed, heart asked his proxy, John Alder, ;Why
" Heaven send us pleasant dreams then,"
responded Marian Northrop.
"he dream can never be dreamed that
can make or unmake my fortune," quietly
remarked Imogen ; " nevertheless may we
all have happy ones ;" and composing her
self to eleep with her fair sweet face
nestled clo?e to mv bosom, she and all of
us soon slumbered profoundly.
dost thou not speak for thyself, John V
' And so we came on to the orchard
where his aunt and brother were, who
immediatelv advanced to meet us. She
eemed to know what Ernest had been
saying, for she came up to take my hand,
adding as if she had overheard his last re
mark. ' Yes, my dear young lady, if you
would not break the tenderest heart in the
world, and mine along with it, listen with
What listening spirit was abroad on the a kindly disposition to the proposal which
onn,ui oUf fhof Afnxr muinmiif. T Vnnw has been niaae to you; ior lue Deist ui
F H t. till VA C. U Mliwim J. A..v I '
not : but if a prophecving angel had an-1 husbands, and all this beautiful estate will
...,..i honnni.i nntimiro piifwoii become vours if vou accept him V I cast
The examination was over ; we had our
diplomas, tied each with a yard-and-a-half
of blue riblKm ! It was the last ofIay.
What circumstances more favorable to our
happiness could there be? All our hard
studies and irksome school forms behind
a summer of freedom, novelty and
visions more full of portent than those
which visited our sleeping thoughts be
tween three o'clock and seven that morn
ing. When the dressing-bell rang we were
still fast in the bonds of slumber : but Julia
Wyland's loud and merry lnughter roused
uS at last from our stupor of fatigue.
Come girls F she exclaimed, springing
my eyes upon the young man by her side
-and oh, girl3, 1 wish I could paint him
to you! a softer copy of his princely broth
er such glorious eyes ! such a mouth !
such an expression of countenance as re
minded me of Narcissus, and the honey of
Hymettus and Apollo's flute, and I know
not what. Enraptured I turned my eyes
to the floor and sitting down on the carpet for sympathy upon Er but no, he was
DEALER U ROOKS and STATIONERY
-Thankful for the patronage heretofore re
ceived, respectfully solicits a -continuance
of the favors of a generous public.
His store is between Jacobs' and A over
man's bricks, on the west side of Main street.
Oregon Citv, October 27th, 'Gi5. (tf
Professor A. J. Rutjes,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
VTTILL be glad to receive a number ot
VV Pupils at his Music Room, at the pri
vate residence of Mr. Charles Logusv He
will also continue to give instructions at
private residences. No charge for the ue
of the piano. My pupils will please give me
notice when ready to commence. S:ly
Removed ! Removed (
The old and well known
L). MOSXASTES, Proprietor,
hut has been removed to Second street,
between Alder and Morrison streets, where
business wiil be conducted on as large a scale
as in years past.
JIAVID SMITH W- H. MARSHALL.
SMITH & MARSHALL,
BhcllSmiths and Boiler Makers.
Comer of Main and Third streets,
Oregon City . Oregon.
Blacksmithins in all its branches. Boiler
making and repairing. Allwortt warranted
to give satisfaction. 02
Main Street, one door north of the Woolen
Oregon City Oregon.
Vm. Barlow, Proprietor.
QueensWare, Lamps, etc
Importer of articles in the above line
would invite the attention of purchasers to
his large 3toCk now on hand. o
i Promt street,
2;iv Portland, Oregon.
o L. T. SCHULTZ,
Importer and dealer in
- , r a & I - o
giggly MIC LOD EONS;
Musical Instruments, Stationery, Cutlery,
Fancy Goods, .etc.
106 Front street,. . .o. Portland, Oregon.
Pianos and all other Musical Instruments
carefully tuned and repaired. 2:ly
The proprietor, thankful for the continued
patronage he has received, would inform the
public that he will continue his efiortsto
.pi east his guests. "
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
Main street, Oregon City.
Will attend to allvork in his line, con
sisting in part of Carpenter and Joiner work
framing, building, etc. Jobbing promptly
Fashion Billiard Saloon.
Main street, between Second nd Third,
J. C. Mann, Proprietor.
T i MIE above long established and popular
Saloon is yet a favorite resort, and as
Xnlv the choicest brands of Wines. Linuors
'and Cigars are dispensed to customers a
harc ct the public patrouage is solicited,
(ly) J. C. MANN.
Corner of Washington and Front sts.,
N. C. 3LVTTH1EUSF.X,
Of the St. NICHOLAS HOTEL, Victoria,
having taken, the ahoiye house, Irishes to an
nounce to the public that he is now prepared to
accommodate guests in, a satisfactory manner.
Xeithina will he left vndoite, which is in, the
power of the proprietor do do, to render guests
, CECO ."3 3 OT QT
Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
Plans, Specifications, and accurate
working drawings prepared.on short notice
after the latest approved style. (ly)
West Side Main. Streit, hi tween Second and
Third, Oregon, City.
"GEORGE A. HAAS Proprietor.
The proprietor begs leave to inform his
friends and the public generally that the
tibove named popular saloon is open for their
accommodation, with a new and well assort
ed supply of the finest brands oi wines
liquor, and cigars. 2
Main Street, opposite the Post Office, Oregon
E. PAYNE d Proprietor.
The undersigned takes this method of in
forming the public that he has purchased
Ihe above saloon, ana now olfors a choice and
well selected stock of foreign and domestic
wtnes, liquors, etc., which cannot fail to
please those who may extend their patron
age. The best Lager Beer, Ale and Porter
iu the State, alwavs on draught.
3:1 r J E. PAYNE.
A. G. BRADFORD,
39 Front Street, Portlaiii, Oregon,
IMPORTER AND DEALER INQ
Wines and Liquors,
Sole Agent in Oregon, and Washington
Territory, for the Golrex State uuampai
manufactured by Hoffman, liuke -. yo.,
from California grapes. l:y
Importer rttl AVliolesale Dealer in
FINE WINES !
BRANDIES AND LIQUORS,
51 Front Street,
lm3 PORTLAND, OREGON.
MARBLE ANDSTONE YARD
No. 38 Front street, Portland Oregon
Keep constantly on hand a good stock of
;uanue anu ouuaing stone, suitable for e ery
description of work. Mantles. Tomh stnna
and monuments cf every style, executed and
set to crcrer. :gm
pleasure before us, coming to be enjoyed.
I had invited three of my shoolmates
home with me for that night, I having been
a day schfilar, and my friends boarders,
who were to leave for their homes in dif
ferent directions on the following day.
Wejiad got a little taste that evening of
what we were anticipating on a larger
scale son, in the reception which the
Principal had given to the patrons of the
school generally, and to the brothers
and sisters of the pupils, besides a
a few others invited to give the affair a
sparkle. After it was over, we four girls,
Imogen Ray, Marian Northrop, Julia Wy
land, and myself, Fanny Birdenn. retired
to the best Chamber in my father's country-in-town
With more forethought than usually dis
tinguishes American gentlemen, my lather
had reserved for himself when property
was cheap, a whole block in one ot the
finest locations of the pretty town of Bir
dennburg ; and now, in the autumn of his
life, and the spring time of his children's,
the grateful result of his forethought was
abundantly enjoyed. The scented winds
that tossed the curls from fair young brows
bared to their caresses in the little forest
of greenery around Birdenn Villa, toyed
just as softly with the thin gray locks of
older and wiser heads that dreamed they
were forgetting care beneath the magnifi
cent trees whose leafy screen interposed
alike between sunstrokes and wrorld-
On this particular night in the last of
May, the air vas full of sweetness extract
ed by the dew from the honied Balm of
Gilead, the full flowering Lilacs, and the
intoxicating Narcissus-flowers. The moon
was at its full, and not a breeze stirred
the slumbrous drooping plumes of the
half blossomed locust trees, or made moon-lio-ht
and shadow change places even once
during our long midnight talk.
Two beds had been made up in the great
southeast chamber, in which it was my be
loved mother's intention that we should
stera. And so we did at last, after weari
ness had fairly overcome our physical en-
durance ; but long and conimmgiy we
conversed together first, leaning in pairs
upon the casements, and cooling our
rather feverish brows occasionally with
dew from the lilac trees under the win
dows. We talked as what youths and"
maidens do not? of love. We probed
the mystery of the future eagerly, but hap
pily in vain.
Oh, girlhood ! Eden of woman's life,
why must there come the temptation which
casts us out of paradise, whose gates are
evermore defended with the flaming sword!
No bud of love, no rose of wedlock, can
ever equal the exquisite ideal loveliness
of girlhood's conception of either, while
yet the dewy bloom of existence is undis
turbed bv contact with the actualities of
life. Different and more ambitious dreams
may come to us thereafter, but never again
those airy creations of nre ana aew our
w.is build ere ever lover's lips have
whisnered in our ears
We had laid aside our party aret,
and clothed in our white robes de nuit, let
down our braided, curled or bandeaued
bnir : and while we thridded our own or
r,anion's tresses with soothing fin-
J v. r.
, said over and over again our v ow a t
everlasting friendship, and promised to
visit each other on the occasions of our
several betrothments and weddings. Other
school girls have done the same, time out
of mind. Tired at last by talk, excitement
and late hours, we forsook the moonlit
window seats and betook ourselves to our
coizclss. Imogen Ray aa to sleep who
to put on her stockings and slippers. I
have found my fate, and if you are enough
awake to have a realizing sense of my
rrr.rrl fnrtnno T will tfll it Vnil Pfinnv!
Imogen ! Are you awake there ?
fiThus roused to an interest in our mutual
speculation upon superstition's sea, we im
itated her livelier example and betook
ourselves to the duties of the toilette, while
Julia related her dream
" I thought." said she, " that I was in a
not there. I looked back to Philip, and
Philip was Ernest, and Ernest was Philip ;
and bewildered and delighted I only re
member that I was clasped in his arms,
and that he pressed his beautiful mouth to
Here Julia laughed out so merrily that
Marian turned half indignantly away.
" Ilis 'beautiful mouth," cried Julia,
pinching Marian's, now blushing cheek.
Indeed, my dear, it was my beautiful.
large hall, filled with great numbers of my m0uth that kissed you, to make you wake
was my duty to cast into the stream in
such a way that it would surely be borne
to the sea beyond. I feared to make the
Venture, lest it should sink there, when it
ought only to sink in the sea.- The twi
light seemed to deepen, and I did not like
to debate the chances any longer ; so I
loosed the boat from it moorings, and
stepped into it with my little burden, re
solved to glide down the sluggish current
to the lake which received its waters and
whatever was cast into them, and there to
drop the babe beneath the waves myself.
Laying it in my lap, I tried to hasten my
voyage with the occasional stroke of an
oar ; but as I passed my own body lying
85 still at the water's edge, I became
possessed writh an anxious fear that even
should it reach the willows in good time,
it might be caught and lodged in the pro
jecting roots and so fail to reach the sea
where all from that river were expected
to find rest. Taking hold of the skirt of
its dress with my left hand, I paddled the
boat slowly with my right for so sluggish
was the current that it scarcely moved the
boat at all. My last thought before wak
ing was that it would be quite dark before
my strange duty was performed, and a
shudder of horror sent a chill over me
that I felt after I awoke ; yet, in my dream,
nothing appeared to be unnatural, bufe
only repulsive from gloomy associations."
Imogen gave a little nervous shiver as
she concluded, and her hand, which I
held, was as clod as snow.
Julia and Marian looked at us for a mo
ment with an evident dislike of. making
any comments ; but feeling the silence irk
some and painful, and wishing to break
up the restraint, Marian began humming a
waltz, at the same time whirling Julia
around the room.
" You must have been reading, Moore's
' I wish I was by that dim lake I said,
shaking off a sympathetic chill, and kiss
ing my darling on her pearly white brow
Imogen shook her head.
" Dn't let us be superstitious," cried
Julia at last coming to a stop in her waltz
ing. " Imogen ought to have had a plain
common sense dream 1 ike ours, hadn't she
Marian?" That comes of her studying
Tlie Bird Play House.
You all know what pretty houses birds
build to lay their eggs and rear their
young in, but did you ever know of a bird
going to quite as much trouble just to.
make a play house ? The Bower bird of
Australia i3 not content with the magnifi
cent forests and orange" groves he has to
spott in, but he must go to work and make
a house more to his mind. It does not use
it for its nest, nor has its nest ever yet
been discovered. One would imagine,
from its little ball-room, that the nest itself
must be quite a fanciful affair.
The first thing to be done in their little
assembly room is one of the last in ordina
ry houses. Mrs. Bower puts down her car
pet. It resembles a tolerable mat, woven
of twigs and coarse grasses. Then other
twigs are collected and arching sides are
arranged, making a little alley, large
enough to accommodate several friends at
a time. Such romping racing as goes on
while Mrs. Bower makes a party? Up
and down this.curious hall they chase each
other, uttering a loud, full cry, which is
no doubt meant for laughter. It is no sort
of protection from the weather, and, as
far a3 any one can see, it is good for noth
ing but to play in. But as fhe bird has
nothing else in the world to do but to en
joy itself, it is very well to make that the
business of life.
These little Bowers think quite as much
of amusement as some silly people we
have seen in our lives. They gather to
gether just before the front and baek: door
of their homes a great collection of shin
ing things' ; nice white pebbles, pretty sea
shells, gay feathers, bits of ribbon, (when
they can steal any.) even bright colored
rags, broken tobacco pipes, and. any
shining scraps of metal they may chance
to espy in their travels. Gold and brass
are all the same to them. . If the gold was
dull and the brass bright, they would
much prefer the latter.. When the natives
lose any little articles about their homes,
they are pretty sure to rummage over the
collection of the nearest Bower birds, and
very often succeed in recovering their
own sex, all newly-married. We sat in
solemn silence while an old crone went
round touching the lips of each with a
goblet filled with the extract of the bitter
ness of marriage ! I watched the hag with
up. So I am your double lover, after
We teased poor Marian so much about
being cheated out of a kiss from her future
husband, and laughed and prattled so
anxious foreboding, dreading the ugly much, as girls are wont to do about little
draught with all my soul but she went nothings, that we nearly had forgotten to
right by me without perceiving me at all ;
and as she passed down the hall I awoke.
What do you think of that, girls? A mar
riage without one drop of gall in my cup
of felicity !" and she laughed again as she
adjusted the ribbon of her left slipper
around the pretty ankle, and sprang up
from the floor.
Why. that you will be the happiest of
mortals, if your dream does not signify
that you are to be an old maid," said
Marion, rubbing her pale cheeks violently
to get up the laggard color.
" But,your dream was nothing to mine,
for mine Was quite circumstantial. I have
all the particulars of my courtship, which
I confess are fully as amusing as senti
mental. But that's my style, you know.
No nonsense about me, as Edmund Spark
ler hath it. I dreamed" pulling the
comb through her magnificent black hair,
with a half scowl at the pain marring her
radiant looks " that I was stopping with
an old lady friend, in a pretty country
village, and that I went to church on the
first Sabbath of my visit. It seemed that
ask Imogen what had been her dream, or
if she had not had any. But beng now
ready for breakfast, we sat down in the
windows where we had been the night be
fore, and I broke off a little spray from a
cluster of lilac blossom, and fastened it
among Imogen's auburn curls.
44 Did you have no dream, dear ?" I
"res, but not an amusing one," she
answered, looking out at a glimpse of blue
sky among the trees, with a far-away kind
of look in her hazel eyes.
" Oh, it was not agreed that our dreams
were all to be of an amusing character,"
said Marian, as she and Julia, with arms
about each other's waists, came and stood
by our window.
" It was not agreed either that we should
tell them," was it? I asked, seeing that
Imogen was loth to comply with their de
sire to hear what else fate held in store for
nnv of us.
" Come now, Miss Fanny Birdenn, that's
not fair!" persisted Julia. " You haven't
told your dream either ; and as for Imo
L.ogic and Karnes, and reading Moore and
Byron, and other visionary mar-wits."
She however softened her censure by a
very affectionate squeeze of Imogen's dis
" There's Fanny, now, has some flesh
and blood about'her. . I'll lay a wager of
mv newr bracelets against that little curl
over your temple, Imogen, that Fanny
dreamed something funny enough to dissi
pate that solemn dignity of yours with a
good hearty laugh. Come, Fan. blow us'
a little breeze of fun won", you?"
There came a rap at the door :
"Missus like to know ef Miss Fanny and
de young ladies do not wish der break
fuss ; been waitin' long time."
" Certainly, Shade ; coming directly, tell
Other topics for the time put the re
membrance of our night-talk and morning
dreams quite out of mind ; and in the hur
ry and agitation of parting we forgot to
refer again to the subject.
Our adieux were warm and tearful. It
was the breaking up for us of a pVasant
circle, and the sundering of tender bonds
of friendship. Imogen was the last to go,
and when I caught the last glimpse of her
pale face from the carriage window, I ran
to the deserted chamber, and indulged in
a " good cry."
Concluded next teeefc
' I was renowned for something my beauty ej j know ghe nas something good to tell
probably! and that everybody paid me he . go ,)CCUiiar
extraordinary deference. The day after
my attendance at church, I received a visit
from a gentleman I had never seen,.but
who w as known to my hostess. He was
tall, splendidly formed, with dark eyes, a
clear brown complexion, a beautiful set
of teeth, and altogether, very handsome
and very dignified..
" He sat beside me on a sofa, and told
" Don't teaze, girls," said Imogen, half-
annoyed. " I shall tell my dream, it you
really wish it."
I stroked her curls as she leaned against
my shoulder, and she began in a subdued
tone of voice to relate the following strange
" 1 fancied a scene where uot a tree or
hill was in sight, but only an immense ex-
me that his name -was Dale Ernest Dale tent of fiat, grassy plain, through which
that his familywerc highly respectable; ran a narrow, deep, and sluggish
that I must have heard of his aunt, who stream its banks hidden in the rank grass
owned a fine estate in the neighborhood ; toward its outlet a stagnant lake two or
and that he had come to invite me to spend three miles awav. About a mile from
the following day with her at her beauti- where I stodd by this mystical river, and
ful place ; and moreover referred me to m the direction of the lake, I could dis-
the friend I was visiting for vouchers. cern a clump of willows, the only shrub-
" But the occasion of the visit and invi- ,cry in the landscape. There was a sort of
tation were the kernel in this precious nut. jrrayish, gloomy twilight over the whole
He came to propose his brother in marriage scene which gave me the impression of
to me ! The vouth for he was younger nicht-fnll. A short time I gazed on this
than himself, he said had been hopelessly singular scene, and then I thought its
stricken by the god of love at church the meaning became apparent; A little boat
day before, and not having the boldness was m0ored close to my feet, for the
to address me in person, had entreated banks were full of Avater. Myself just
him to come on the errand. as I look to myself in the mirror that is,
I could not help laughing at this my body, dressed and cared for just as
strange Avay of wooing, any more than I usual, my hair in ringlets which did not
could help thinking that if Mr. Ernest Dale peem in the least dampened by the water
had been the suitor instead of his younger laid floating, face upward, the dress urt-
brother Philip, I should have surrendered disturbed, upon the surface of the stream,
unconditional! v. But keeping this thought T that is. another self, stood riveted to the
prudently to myself, and making all the shore, unpleasantly conscious that my
excuses I could, I at last reluctantly con- body was not obeying the law of that
sented that he should come in the carriage lonely river, which was that everything
A Lawyer's Defense. Among the tra
ditions of Westminster Hall is one of a cer
tain Serjeant Davy, who flourished some
centuries back, in a darker age than the
present. He was accused, once upon a
time, by his brethren of the coif, of having
degraded their order by taking from a cli
ent a fee in copper. On being solemnly
arraigned for his offense in the Common
Hall, it appears, from the written reports
of the Court of Common Pleas, that he de
fended himself by the following plea qf
confession and avoidance : " I fully admit
that I took a fee from him in copper 5 and
not only one but several and not only
fees in copper, but fees in silver ; but I
pledge my honor as a serjeant that I never
took a single fee from him in silver until I
had got all his gold, and that I never took
a single fee from him in copper until I had
got all his silver ; and you don't call that
a degradation of our order ?"
The Soul, Made Visible. Every one
knows that in every human face there is
an impalpable, immaterial something,
which we call " expression," which seems
to be, as it were, " the soul made visible."
Where minds live in the region of pure
thought and happy emotions, the felicities
and sanctities of the inner temple shine
out through the mortal tenement and play
over it like lambent flame. The incense
makes the whole altar sweet : and we cart
understand what the poet means when he
" Beauty born of murmuring sound
Shall pass into her face."
On the other hand, no man can lead a
gormandizing, sordid or licentious life,
and still wear a countenance hallowed
and sanctified with a halo of peace and
joy. Horace Mann.
It was in Dublin city that a good hu
mored nYaid-of-all-work, Molly, once re
lated to her young mistress a most marvel
ous dream she had had the night before.
" Pooh, pooh I'J cries the latter at its con
clusion, "you must have been asleep,
Molly, when you dreamed such nonsense."
" Indeed I was not, then," replies the
indignant Molly, " I was just as wide awake
as I arri this minute."
Far Advanced. " How do you get
along with your arithmetic ?" asked a
father of his little boy. " I've ciphered
through addition, subtraction, distraction,
abomination, justification, hallucination,
darnation, amputationcreation and adop
tion," was the reply.
A young Illinois lover procured a li
cense without consulting his inairiorata.
Explanations being made, she grew very
angry and told the young man " that the
County Clerk couldn't sell her for a dollar,
neither could anybody else." She re
next dav and take me to his aunt's. But
the truth was, it was for him I went, and
not for his aunt or his brother."
"And did you go ?" asked I in a breath.
" Y'es, I tceni," she said, flashing her
thrnwn rntn it should float onward to the
silent lake beyond. I became troubled,
and stepped a little nearer to the margin
of the water, intending to touch the im
movable form, that once was mine, with
great dark eyes at me, as she tied the cord my f0Qt to impel it onward ; but as I did
of a very becoming robe de cliambre of my so 1 became conscious that I was carrying
0?ra-for I tad to furnish my friends jn mj ams a little dead babe, -which it
It is announced in England that an ex
tensive business is carried on there in
hunting up portraits for Americans, in or
der to make galleries of ancestors. An
American agent, recently in London, ex
plained that his business was to collect
ancestors," and that he had been quite
successful, having picked up many good
portraits, and that, " with proper attention
to costume and age, and some little her
aldic additions, he had matched suitable
husbands and wivegfor two or three gen
erations, and had exported several very
well assorted families, which, being pro
vided with full credentials, were most fili
ally adopted, and that he was continuing
his highly remunerative researches. '
The Wolfboro Xews says there is a man
in Tuftonboro who strives to carry out
one injunction in a literal sense being
merciful to his beasts. He has been ob
served, when going to mill and coming to
a hill, to get out of his wagon, take his
grist upon his shoulder, ai4 p- at the
' Does the razor take hold well?"' in
quired a barber who was shaving a gen
tleman from the country. " Yes,'7 replied
the customer, with tears in his eyes, ' it
takes hold first rate, but it don't let go
worth a cent."
A pretty "Jewess on board a Cunard
steamer, w hich recently arrived at Jersey
Citv, had on her person $10,000 worth of
human hair, jewelry, watches, ana otner
costly articles, which she was trying to
smuggle. She was arrested.
A Printer's Toast. Woman the fair
est work in creation. 1 he edition is large,
and no man should be without a copy.
" What is the plural of cent ?" inquired
a schoolmaster. "Two cents!' shouted
th sharpest in the class.
On a child being told that he must be
broken of a bad habit, he honestly re
plied, " Papa, hadn't I better be mended ?"'
How to make time fly borrow money
and give a short note payable at bank:
The largest room in the world " Tho
room for improvement."
A man winds up his clock to make it
run, and his business to make it stop.
Scared. (John Bull, smiting his breast)
" 'Erin is my trouble."
Misery loves company, and so dees a
a marriageable young lady.