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KOBJCAS M'INTOSII AND OLD KATV.
Tho ilav following the. departure of
Clarence, Norman called upon Blanche,
inviting licr to take a horseback ride,
which .she accepted, glad of an oppor
tunity of seeing him alone. As they
wendeil their way slowly towards Mrs.
Hewitt's, to invite Ronora to join them,
Blanch: informed him of all that had
passed between Sonora and Clarence,
and giving Beauty a cut with her deli
cate little whip, exclaimed gaily:
"The coast Is clear! Sec that you win
"I shall endeavor to do so, by all
means," said he, as he spurred Op his
own spirited steed; "for, by heaven! she
is a beauty!"
Arriving at Colonel Hewitt's, the'
were met at the door by Rissey, who
ushered them into the parlor to await
the appearance of her young mistress.
Not many moments elapsed ere So
nora made her appearance, but looking
so pale and dejected that Blanche's
heart smote her, and she felt like falling
at her feet and asking her forgiveness.
"Good morning, Miss Hewitt. I am
delighted at meeting you once more.
You are looking so very ethereal this
morning that I scarcely should have
recognized you in the rosy-cheeked
maiden of a few cvouiugs ago."
"I have been suffering from a nervous
headache for the last two days, which I
suppose accounts for my altered appear
ance," roplied she, in a voice scarcely
"Well, oomc, go with us. "We intend
to take a general survey of Bridgeport.
Come, it will do you good," said j
Blanche, aflectionatcly putting her)
band upon her friend's shoulder. "We
called on purposo for you," continued I
"I am sorry to disappoint you, but I
must decline going this morning," was
"Well, then, we shall be obliged to
dispense with your company to-day, I
presume," said Blanche, rather de
. spondingly. "Come, Norman, we had
UCtWr be "going. Come over and spend
the dny with me to-morrow, Sonora.
Graoie has a severe cold and headache,
and I think your presence would per
haps cure her. So I shall expect you
and Harry, and do not fail to tell him,
for I am inclined to think ho is the
wholo cause of Grade's Indisposition.
Come without fail, and I will cheer you
up," and she sprang into the saddle, and
In a few moments, witli her companion,
was lost to sight.
"Hoppy girl," murmured Sonora.
"She has never yet known a sorrow,
"Would that I were as happy and light- j mon, and help him to exhort his brcth
hoarted! Oh, my mother!" and she j rcn with an eloquence becoming a grad
drowadeep sigh, as she closed the door ' uate of Yale College," answered Nor
and re-cntored the parlor, where she i man.
met her mother coming in at an oppo
"Why did you not go with Blanche,
my child?" said Mrs. Hewitt, affection
ately. "The air would have done you
"Because, mother, I had no heart to
do so ; and besides, I do not wish to go
in company with a man whom I dis
like as much as I do Norman Mcin
tosh!" "Nonsense, my child. You will over-
come this repugnance after you become
better acquainted with him. I am sure
ho is a porfect gentleman ; and then he J
is reported to be immensely wealthy
owns a magnificent castle in London
Mrs. Vernon told mo all about him tho
other night. She became acquainted
with him last summer at Lake George;
and Carrie, her oldest daughter, Is al-
ready in lovo with him, though that he j
dislikes her is plain enough to be seen, I
lor ne M.giiieu tier dreadfully at the
juirsu, uouSu no nan not seen her
since last summer. I do not wonder j
at itj though, for she is nothing but a
my, mamma, x iuuuKm, varne
Vernon was oue of your dearest friends!
ion Know sue is nearer your age man
mine, for they say she has been in soci-
ety for the last eight or ten seasons."
"so sue lias, out tuon sue win be
worth a million at her mother's death
(which she took good caro to circulate),
and if Norman was like some fortune.
hunters, as they term them, ho would
have sued for her hand instead of falling
in love witli you, who can command
but one hundred thousand at our
"And that plainly shows, dear moth
er, that money cannot buy affection. It
may win it, as far as appearances go, in
the eyes or the world, but there will
still be a vacant spot within the heart
whioh gold can never fill."
"That Is more of your father's whim
sical notions," retorted Mrs. Hewitt.
"If I was in your place I should feel
myself highly flattered by the atten
tions of so distinguished and handsome
looking a man as Norman Mcintosh."
Sonora, who stood looking out of the
.window, turned as her mother said this
"Mother, I think dear father's notions
are "right. I hope that I may always
have the same opinion. Mother, listen
to mo a few minutes. I have always
obeyed your slightest wish, but In a
matter wherein my wholo future happi
ness is concerned, I think I. should be
allowed to make my own choice. You
havo forbidden me from acquainting
papa with anything concerning Mr.
Pierpont and myself, and In this I have
obeyed. You also forbade mo telling
Harry, that dear brother In whom I
have always confided, and I obeyed.
You have already saddened my young
life, just as it began to realize earth's
dearest dream, the love of a true and
worthy heart, by separating mo from
Clarence, whom I still love, and ever
shall, for no power on earth can prevent
me; and in this I obeyed you, by giviug
up the hope of ever becoming his on
earth; and, dear mother, you would now
control my affections and force them
into another channel, by having me
wed Norman Mcintosh, and thereby
cause me to commit an enormous sin in
the sight of my Maker, by perjury in
taking upon me those oaths which I did
not mean, for I detest and abhor him as
lover or husband, though I could treat
him respectfully as a friend. Mother, if
you still insist upon me receiving his
attentions with a view to his becoming
my future husband, I will obey you,
even In this, but in giving him my
hand, remember," and clasping her
hands and looking up with sacred awe,
"yes, remember, I will never give him
my heart, for it is his, and no others,."
and burving her face in her hands, she
sank sobbing upon a stopl at her moth
Mrs. Hewitt seemed perfectly aston
ished at this outburst from one who had
always bceu so mild. Turning to her
daughter, as she passed out of the door,
'I think you would do better for an
actress than a minister's wife, and as I
dislike scenes enacted at home, I will
! withdraw until you come to your senses,
when I shall be happy to talk with you
upon this subject. However, I will say
this much you may consider Norman
your intended husband, for he has al.
ready spoken to mo upon the subject,
and has my hearty approval," and
slamming the door, left her daughter in
As soon as Blauuhc and Norman were
out of sight of the Hewitts the latter
"Your friend certainly is a charming
girl, and 'pon my word, If she is not
Mrs. Mcintosh by this time next year it
will be no fault of mine."
"Good! excelleiit!"exclalmed Blanche.
"I wish I was as sure of somclody else
as that. How do you think I would
look in the capacity of a minister's
"I think you would fill it most ad
mirably, dear Blanche. Your lively
spirits would do wonders in cheering
the heart of your husband after a week's
toilsome labor in writing a lengthy ser-
"Now, be careful. You are stepping
upon delicate ground," said Blanche,
her countenance becoming more sober.
"Where shall we go?" Then, answer
ing her own question, "Let us turn
down tliis road," pointing with her
"Anywhere you choose, fair lady,"
mid Normart, gallantly, and they were
soon on their way to old Katy's.
Before we follow them farther, let us
stop a minute and find out a little more
about Norman Mcintosh, or Norman
Burke. He was of English parents, and
at the time we first met him, was about
thirty-five, though he could very well
have passed for twenty-eight or thirty,
so carefully had he preserved his ap
pearance. He was tall and ntthcr ma
jestic, with a high and noble looking
forehead; though within the brilliant
black eyos which shone beneath the
finely arched brows lntked a very de-
mon, and the lips, which closed over
those splendid teeth, bore a lascivious
expression. A good physiognomist
would have pronounced that counte-
nance but tho index of a corrupt heart,
ami one capable of committing even the
most base acta without blushing. About
, live years previous to his introduction.
he had wooed and won the heart of Jos-
j ephene Mluturn, a beautiful young or
phan gin. lie nail never loved her.
j though he appeared to Idolize her, until
! he persuaded her to make over her small
, fortune to htm, wlncli sue, In all the
confidence of her young, innocent heart,
did, thinking that her much loved hus
band could do nothing but that which
would lend to her happiness. Alas for
the trusting woman! Two years after
their marriage he cruelly deserted her,
and three years after that wo find him
figuring among tho elite of society as
the handsome and wealthy Norman Mc
Intosh! This was but part of his former
career ; the rest remains to be told and
this was the arhtocratic gentleman
whom Mrs. Hewitt wished to obtain as
a husband for her pure and lovely
"What a dilapidated hut !" exclaimed
Norman. "I do wonder If it is inhabit
ed. 'Pon my won!," continued lie, rais
ing his quizzing glass, "there is an old
witch at tho door, sure enough."
"That's the residence of old Katy," a
witch indeed, observed Blanche to her
self. "Havo you spent a summer in
Bridgeport and not heard of old Ivaty
the fortune teller? Why, she has set
some of tho young folks nearly wild.
By the by, that reminds mo Sonora and
I had our fortunes told by her about six
weeks ago, and it never crossed my
mind till this minute that tee were to
She turned pale as she remembered
the words she had uttered unthinkingly
on the night of the party, and thorcby
verifying part of the old woman's pre
dictions. "A fortune teller, hey? Ah, 'pon my
word, I should like to have the future
unfolded to me. Suppose we stop and
hear what tho learned prophetess has to
"I'll agree, though I do not wish to
have her tell me any more. Indeed, she
nearly frightens me to death when she
looks at me. Her great black eyes, and
long hairhanglngaround her shoulders,
make her look like some wierd spirit.
They say she is an Indian woman,
"An Indian woman! great black cyos!
Surely, though, this could not be her!"
exclaimed Norman, rather louder than
he was aware of.
"Why, what Is the matter, Norman?"
said Blanche, looking at his excited
countenance. "Do you know anything
"Oh, no, but the name of Indian al
ways terrifies me aud calls up unpleas
ant memories," and a shudder passed
over his frame.
They had already stopped before the
door, where old Katy stood looking in
hopeful anticipation of the shining coin
which she should soon grasp within her
What causes that wicked expression
to cross her already hard-looking coun
tenance? "Why docs she grit together
those pearly teeth, which had been her
pride in her youthful days? Why does
she clutch those long, straight locks
with such a vengeance? Does sho rec
ognize him? What has she, tho Indian
fortune teller, to do with the handsome
and polished Norman Mclutosh? Ah,
wait, sho will tell her own story in
time. Stepping back a little within tho
door, while her expected guests dis
mounted, she placed her right hand
within her breast and drew forth a poin
iartl, whoso elegantly polished handle
of gold literally glistened with dia
monds. "Ah, I will plunge this to the hilt in
your accursed heart, vile traitor!" and
she gritted her teeth harder than before.
Then, replacing it again, she said, while
her face relaxed to its former look: "No,
not now. Perhaps he would win another
beauty. I will let him alone for a while,
but he shall not escape me this time.
No, my eagle eye will follow him to the
ends of the earth but I will have re
venge! He will not know me here, and
I, of course, will not recognize him; but
can I help It?" and she again placed her
hand upon Uie dagger, while her eyes
sparkled lift those of the anaconda
when about to spring upon its prey.
Blanche led the way, while her com
panion followed. As they entered Katy
took her usual seat at the table, fum
bling the cards within her fingers, while
her piercing gaze was fixed upon Nor
man, who tried hard to appear uncon
scious of it.
'So my lady would like to know more
of the dark future, hey?" asked Katy,
looking at Blanche.
"No, Katy, but my companion, this
gentleman, would like to have his for
Katy, who sat directly opposite Nor
man, laid Uie cams oeiorc mm as sue
gave him a look which turnoti ins al
ready pale countenance to a deathly
"Would you like all told, thejjrw, the
present and the future V screamed she,
in a tone which caused Blanche to jump
from her seat
Norman neither moved nor spoke for
minute. Then, rising, lie said to
I I feel dizzy. I will step to the
door and take the air. I shall be better
in a few moments."
"O, let us go, Norman," said Blanche,
trembling with fear. "That woman ter
"Just as you wish," replied he, "for I
do not feel well. A sudden falutuess
has seized me," aud throwing a gold
piece upon the table, he said, "We will
call another time, Katy."
After assisting Blanche, he hastily
mounted his own horse, and they were
soun out of sight of Katy's hut.
As soon as the door closed, Katy arose
from the table, where she had remained
sitting without moving her eyes from
"Cursed gold !" and she Hung it across
the room. "Thinks ho can buy me,
hey? bo ne fears me! Ha! ha! ha!"
r ill.. 1-l.t.... i i i . -
jiasitij lamuK .in uiu noou iroui a
nail, and throwing the remains of a
once elegant shawl around her, she
quickly left the house, exclaiming to
"He knew that scar! lie Knows no
other eyes gleam upon him with such
hatred! Think not, Norman, to deceive
me, whose happiness you havo forever
ruined. Murderer of my own peerless
White Star, I will be avenged!" and
running with the swiftness of a deer,
she turned an angle in' the road, which
brought to view her two visitors, who
were riding leisurely along, conversing
Creeping along, and now and then
springing behind a tree, moved Katy,
looking indeed like some demon, till at
last, seeing them alout to stop, she has
tily hid herself behind a clump of short,
"Let us stop here and rest ourselves,"
said Norman. "This is the same spot In
which I rescued Colonel Hewitt's horses,
and thereby saved their necks from be
"And which act alone should be
enough to cause them to bestow tho
hand of their daughter upon you," said
Blanche, as she sealed herself upon the
same old treo on-which Mrs. Hewitt
had sat on the eventful morning of her
"O, do not mention that, dear Blanche.
It was an act which merited no thanks,
as it was no more than my duty to do."
"Well, what do you think of the old
witch?" asked Blanche, turning the
"I think you may well call her so, for
it is enough to make one's blood run
cold to look at her snake-like eyes,"
answered Norman, looking around cau
tiously. "What was that noise?"
"What noise? I heard nothing. You
arc nervous, Norman. How dreadfully
she stared at you. So she did at Sonora.
"Do you think you havo ever seen her
before?" asked Blanche, as she scraped
the dirt from her riding whip.
"How should I over have seen her be
fore?" exclaimed he, angrily. Then,
recollecting to whom he was speaking,
lie said in a milder tone : "Pardon me,
Miss Blanche; I am nervous this morn
ing. The name of Indian always makes
me so, and has from childhood. Aud
then those great black orbs peering at
me hush! what was that?"
"Why, Norman, I believe you are
getting erazy!" said Blanche, laughing.
"I hear nor see nothing. Supposo we
go, as you need rest to recruit your spir
its before night, if you wish to make a
"Very true, very true," said Norman,
laughing, and mounting their horses,
were soon on their way home once
As soon as they were oil, Kaly moved
steadily along, keeping them constantly
in view, as she muttered to herself:
"A time will come when you will be
the one to stare, aye, and beg for morcy
as she once begged and pleaded for your
unworthy love! Aye, this is sweet!
Not yet! not yet! Wait until lie is
about to quart the cup of bliss, and then,
then I will dash it forever! This does
not seem lo be the fair girl whose affec
tions ho would win, judging from her
own word. Could it bo the one that
refused to have her fortune told ? Aye,
I have it; that is the one, for she called
her Sonora. He would break another
heart perhaps; hut no, she has wealth
and is a pale face; but so was the, and
about the same age. On, on, Katy!
Ah, he stops! Now he is oil" again, and
I must follow," and still creeping beside
fences aud bushes, the seeker of revenge
kept on until tho object, of her hatred
stopjHHl before the B House. Throw
ing his reins lo a groom, he ascended
the steps, and was soon comfortably
seated within one of its elegantly fur
nished rooms, leaving his unknown
pursuer watching below.
"Here, then, is where he stops! Ah,
Katy, you was not mistaken, when one
week ago you saw tho elegant stranger
alight. That carefully preserved skin
and distinguished mustache could not
hide tiiat dovilish face, even though It
were twenty years instead of ten since I
last gazed upon it. I will go back now,
satisfied for the present," and hastily
merging from behind a large oak tree,
she retraced her steps to her lonely
(To lie continued.)
Woman City Physicians. That
women arc bound to attain equality in
tho medical profession is a foregone
conclusion. It is only a question of
tune ami worK. it is out a lew j-ears
since the first regularly educated woman
M. 1). was known in the United States.
Now there nre live hundred, and room
enough for five thousand. But forworn
en to hold an olllcial professional posi
tion is soinciiiiug new under the sun.
Yet within a few months no less than
three cities have' elected women to the
responsible office otcity physician. The
latest event of the kind hannencd in
conservative Massachusetts. The city
of Springfield, in that State, has recent
ly elected Jirs. earan u. Williams to
that ollice. This reeoEriiitlon of wom
an's right to heal the sick officially as
well as privately is me more gratify
ing from the fact that Dr. Williams
was one of the classs of a few medical
students who were .shamefully insulted
and persecuted in Philadelphia two
years ago by six hundred medical stu
dents of the masculine persuasion. De
spite obstacles thrown in her way by
her brother medical students, anil, we
are sorry to say, some of the professors
of the regular schools, Miss Williams
nobly iHTsevered, accomplished the
work she undertook to do, and now
nobly is her devotion to principle and
and duty rewarded. It is now settled
that the art of healing fo no longer a
question of sex, but of capacity, so far!
a .iiuaeiiusciin in concerned, what
State will next follow the example?
M-ienrc of Health.
A layxvoman In Providence, a milli
ner by trade, but nevertheless a favorite
cxliorter at tlie evening meetings of the
elect, thus gave her reasons for belief in
the existence of a Supreme Being:
"aistcrs, I am Just as confident that
there is a Rod as I am that there are
bonuets in Paris; and that I know for
certain, as I yesterday received from
there a choice assortment of tlie most
fashionable styles, which I will trim
with more taste and sell lower than anv
milliner In the. city."
From the London Abridged for May.
A Visit to No-Han's Land, With Some
Account of Its Great Machine.
nV JUAN LEWIS.
How I camo to visit it, it does not
matter here. If I were induced thereto
by a vision of its marvelous blessings
as reported in ornate and olisied pe
riods of self-delegated advocates; or by
choice editorials not published as offi
cial; or If tho immediate cause of my
visit was a latent mistrust that possibly
all this brilliant show of intellectual
and oratorical glory might not be a re
flection from puro gold, or even unal
loyed silver, nor yet good, honest brains
thoiiL'h savoring somewhat strongly
of the latter, politically, is of no conse
quence to the reader.
Sufficient herein to say. I did so visit,
and under exceedingly favoraluo aus
It so happens that Don Henriqucs
Scgundo is a distant relative or mine;
and more fortunately still, it happens
that he is a banker, of much renown in
No-Man's Land; and consequently a
useful acquaintance for one about visit
ing that country.
Hearing from the Don that influence
official, financial and personal was
the great desideratum to insure success
in any undertaking, I supplied myself
witii numerous sacKs oi golden ducats,
and something like a dray load of rec
onfmendatory letters to various mag
nates of his wonderful land, and taking
passage by the most approved route, ar
rived without accident. There I was
met by a great surprise. The news of
my expected arrival had preceded mc.
Don Henriqucs, with praiseworthy
adherence to a custom that pertains
elsewhere, of making every possible oc
casion reduced to one's individual im
Iortaucc, had made known the fact,
adding sundry picturesque embellish
ments reganling my political life and
services, of a highly Imaginative char
acter. The result was to secure for me a pub
licity neither welcome nor desired in
which I may remark that Don Hen
riqucs shone witli great splendor; and
the freedom of the city was tendered
mc, In the formal address of an olllcial
committee of welcome.
The freedom of the city (whatever it
meant) I declined; but as knowledge of
such committee may be of servico to
the graceless youths of my own country,
I am tempted to give a brief description
of it here.
It was made up of honorable mem
bers, holding olllcial relations with
nearly every department, Bureau and
Board of the General Government, none
of whom, as T afterwards heard, held
less rank than that of General or Col
onel. iThere had been a private de
tailed to act as Secretary, Don Hen
riqucs said; but all the Colonels had
taken turns in drilling him for carcass
duty' at conventions, and he was In
consequence too much discouraged to
nppear at the reception.)
The committee was understood to be
composed of the leading citizens, and,
as such, deemed my visit one of polit
ical significance; very properly com
prised of cu-.fom officials, revenue olll
clals, postoflice officials, treasury offi
cials, and officials detective and judi
ciary, witli a front and roar rank of
home veterans and peace patriots.
There were aIo sub-committees act
lug as Hankers to the main body like
tlie others, sacrificing themselves in the
service of the government. Of these I
only remember a few by designation.
There were the Senatorial Committee,
the Representation Committee, the Leg
islative, tho Councilmanic, the Build
ing, the Special, the Private, the Per
sonal, the Appropriation, tho Kx-Anny,
the Aldermanlc, the Privileged, the
General Committee (and, perhaps, tho
Corporal Committee), tho Executive
Committee and the Universal-lleligio-Constitutional-tinkering
Most of these honorable gentlemen
("They were all honorable men") wore
a gold-crested favor in his button-hole,
inscribed with a singular legend in the
dialect of No-Man's I-aml,
"I)lici in the lirH jroncMy!"
I had noticed at the reception that
hardly any of the committee wore coats
precisely alike, although a strong effort
seemed to be made individually to se
cure uniformity in cut and fit blue and
gray walked side by side witli black
and brown, anil motley was especially
I asked Don Henriqucs, after the af
fair was over and we were alone, to ex
The peculiarity I had noticed in the
coats, he said, was the result of frequent
turning; for, being furnished by the
government tailor, they had often been
remodeled and re-cut to suit the exi
gences of governmental fashions yet
were invariably, so far as lie kuew, the
same old garments in which the wearers
begun public inc.
This explanation seemed so strange to
me and yet, somehow, not entirely
new that I was about to ask the Don
further questions regarding the govern
ment or his wonderful land, when lie
feigucd to me to be silent, and, taking
me by tho arm, led me up Rail street
named from the Rialto, perhaps,), the
great gold thoroughfare of No-Man's
Land, to a tall tower at its head, whence
a view could be had of the whole of his
Here lie placet! in my hands a singu
lar optical instrument, known in their
the observer to Took beyond the veil of
partisanship; to marK tlie Hue which
separates usurping power aud plunder
ing people; to disguise the body poli
tic; in short, to supply the invisible
link connecting cau-e and result.
Through this marvelous instrument I
saw brought out, in startling distinct
ness, all that was hitherto hidden and
unseen in the peculiar government of
No-Man's Land. The magic jower of
uie lungiscopc stripped oil tlie liimsy
coverings, and the glaze and glitter of
social and political siiams became dun
aud dark in the light of truth.
Far beneath aud around me, stretch
ing as far as the eye could see, I saw by
this light tho workings of a gigantic
machine. Its ramifications extended
over the whole country. Belts, spin
dles, pulleys, shafting, cogs, levers,
rachets, drills, and all the parapher
nalia which constitutes strong if not
delicate machinery! were in full opera
tion, and to their continued working an
else seemed subservient. At first I was
so astonished that I failed to sco the
mighty power which moved this vast
and wonderfully complicated machine.
By a silent gesture Don Hennques di-
Thls U probably the dialect of No-Man's
Land for caucus duty.
reefed my attention to the scene I had
so recently left, and looking through tiio
fungiscope I was enabled to see what
had before cieil me.
The huge dome under which tlie olll
cials and tho committees, gathered had
an attraction of gold, and resembled
somewhat an inverted funnel, and from
this flows a strong current of gas gener
ated by individual magnetism, set in
motion by the officials beneath: nml
this supplies tlie motion power of tin?
I now observed, also, that the mem
bers of the several committees had each
oue eye covered bv a crolden scarf, with
a greenback that was a necessity of gov
ernment service, Don Henriqucs in
formed me, to enable the individual to
seo witli an eyes-single to succession.
Some of the other officials, I also no
ticed, carried one hand behind their
DacK with tho palm upward. This very
extraordinary habit, tho Don
not the habit of official education, as I
iiiigiii suppose, out originated solely in
the unwillingness of the honorable gen
tlemen to let tho right hand know what
(I think he said what, though it may
have bceu who,) was being done by the
No-Man's Land justly 'wasts of some
of the finest walks, drives and lmiili
vards in the world; but, as I turned the
fuiiKiscone on these. I mado n strriii.ro
It was, that many of them were built
over the heads of the poorer or laboring
classes, the houses, cottages and shan
ties ocing distinctly visible, like incon
gruous arches, In the foundations of
these graud roadways.
Before I could express the astonish
ment I felt, the Don remarked that this
was only an extension of the centraliza
tion plan, illustrating the practical
workinjrs of the great machine, of
which, indeed, it formed a part.
While looking at tho nearest boule
vard and admiring the gav colors and
costly dresses that swept earelessly
along behind tlie richlv caparisoned
horses, my attention was attracted by a
policeman dratming away an individual
clad in rags, who hud dared to climb up
uie parapet ueiow, auu wno naci ine te
merity to ask alms.
Further on I noticed an immense fac
tory, from .which issued a long proces
sion of young women and children
hardly yet In their teens, all bearing
heavy bundles, In some instances larger
"There," answered Don Henriqucs, in
answer to my look of inquiry, "Those
are working-girls and seamstresses cm-
ployed to make men's garments. Their
compensation, reckoned in your money,
would be four to six cents each for
shirts and eighteen to thirty cents for
irouers, anil about iiouuie that amount
for a coat! And yet," continued the
Don, taking me confidentially by the
button hole, "it is one of the beauties
of the centralization plan that all these
excellent people have to bear their share
of national burdens, while enjoying our
national blessings, under the beneficent
working of the great machine."
I made no comment on this at the
moment, for I was engaged in looking
at an object in another direction, to
wards which I turned the glass. It was
a small cottage, having a garden at
tached, witli nothing remarkable around
it, yet giving external evidence of the
frugality, taste, and neatness of the
To this small cottatre and its comfort
able surroundings I saw a group of olli
cials similar in appearance to thoe at
the reception goinir and comintr. Pon
derous tonics and innumerable printed
inaiiKs, logeincr witn writing materials,
were lwme by these persons.
"Merely detachments of our Ex-traor-dinary
army of assessors and collectors."
said the Don, with unusual emphasis on (
the fc.x., nnd a yawn
iie was evidently weary, and I closed
the fiingiscope and returned it to him,
for which ho thanked mc and added:
Only the most common working of
tlie most tangible portion of the great
machine a part which is far too easily
seen bcingapt to provoke inquiry from
the ignorant and uncultivated many,
who cannot understand why the cul
tured few should control anil not iay
wnen tne otner ciass no."
Don nenriques brushed a fly from his
spotless coat sleeve and lit a cigar, of-
lenng me one. i declined.
A shadow had fallen on my spirit.
Tlie government of No-Man's Land
to the superficial observer might be all
that had been claimed for it, by its le
gion of interested speakers and news
papers, whose plaudits are not pub
lished as "official;" but tlie workings of
tlie great machine as revealed through
the fiingiscope showed, I thought, a
hollowness, a falsity, a tinsel glitter
wholly at variance with truth.
I had seen enough.
Itefusing all solicitations to prolong
my stay, I hurried to my balloon (did I
mention that the favorite route is
traversed by balloon?), and left for home
at once, arriving last Thursday.
In view of the short time I wasnb-
scnt, perhaps it is not strange that a few
of my Intimate friends should declare
that they were not aware that I had
been away, and that the fungiscope, and
all I saw through it. were mvtlis!
As well might they declare No-Man's
Land a myth! or doubt the existence
or William AV. Shakspeare!
QunKK Mistakes. There are in Dor
chester, says a correspondent, twin
brothers, whoso resemblance to each
other is so strong that strangers can
hardly tell them apart. They keep a
grocery and provision store, and were
one day bringing in bags of meal from a
wagon, which was out of sight from In
side the store. Nathan had his coat on,
Kf wir wna iii his shirt-sleeves. A
stranger in the shop watched them com
ing in and going out one after he other.
only one wa
at last ho exciainieu
you're the smartest man I ever saw. b
why do you keen putting on and takii
,.ir no.il.5" These brothers and
several other men were in the habit of
getting up early and going to swim in
tho "reservoir pond," and once Eli go
ing, as was his wont, to Nathan's house
to call him, by tapping on the pan, saw
his own face reflected from tho glass,
and taking it for his brother, called out,
"Come on. They are all waiting for
"Iii London no gentleman thinks of
blacking ins own boots!" said a haugh
ty Briton once to the late Mr. Lincoln,
whom he found polishing his calf-skin
"Whose boots does he black?" quietly
responded Uncle Abe, as he spit on the
Upon my lip she laid her touch divine,
e A m?y ipeeeh and carele InuKhierdkJ ;
sue nxeii h.r melancholy eyes on nilna.
And would not b denied.
I Mw the we-t wind loose hi ctoudletR white,
t i .c'!re,"lnS through the April sky:
I could not inff, though Joy wns. it 1U hellit.
For she Ktood silent by.
1 wntrh'1 'he lovely evening fade away
Ajnlst was lightly drawn across t ha star:
SIii- lirok.- my quiet dream t liennl her Ray.
"liflhold your pffeon-tar.
"r?hl'i S'"dnew shall not ratify yoursmil.
This beamy of the world In whk-hjfon live:
The crowning snce that snnetlfles tlie wrHde,
That I alone can sire."
I liearrt. ami shrank away from heraftttltl,
Hut Mill she held me.aml would stlll nblde.
outhN bounding pulse slackened aml'obeyed
With slowly ebbing thte.
"rook thou beyond the cvenlns'skv," he sakl,
'"JtoP'id.tha-chanKinK splendors of tjhetlay.
;feVrtIie pMn.the- wo.1rtnss. the trm,
- . AccepUnnd bhlnmMar."
I turned, mid clasped her close, with -mHltlen
Anil shiwly, sweetly, I beettmo aware
Within my arms God's angel stood at Jensth,
White-robed and calm nml fair.
And now I look beyond the evening stnr,
lieyond the changing splendors of thdrlsy,
Knoin the pain Jle sends more preeton lar
More beautiful than they.
Dublin University .Mnniln.
"Women as Inventors.
The Hon. S. S. Fisher. Commissioner
of Patents, lectured in Cincinnati some
time since, on "Inventors and tho In
ventions." The Amcriwtn Ennincer
gives the following interesting report of
mo commissioners lecture: iie snoKc
of the Patent Office buildincr. of the
method of procuring a patent, aud tlie
laws regulating their use, and the bene-
nts requiting irom the system, all ot
which are pretty generally understood.
Among points not so well kuown is the
part taken by women in the mechanical
inventions. On this subject the Com
missioner speaks encouragingly.' In
the department of wearing apparel they
havo taken out patents for almost every
thing mentionable aud unmentionable.
moug tho patents issued to them the
past year is ono for a llatiron, another
lor -a mosquito net, aim others lor step
ladders, lluting machines, toys, corset
clasps, wash stands, toilet powders,sticks
for trundling hoops, clothes dryers, etc.
Ono unusually ingenious lady has al
ready taken out her sixth patent. To
show that their inventions are not only
ornamental but useful, he mentions one
that has been presented. It was ealled
"an improvement on crimping pins,"
but the fair patentee says of it that "It
can be converted with a very slight
modification, into n ticket holder, book
mark, tweezers, a pin for securing orna
ments to the person, a file for bills and
circulars, a tassel holder for window
curtains, an ornament, a stamp ripper,
nail cleaner, ear pick, lamp chimney
cleaner, and last, but not least,-an orna
mental head band for securing the hair
of children." It is to be hoped this
"slight modification" will never be
made, otherwise there would be littlo
left for future inventors to puzzle over.
As the practical education of woman
improves, and her field of labor widens,
many other classes of mechanical con
trivances will uudoubtledly be the better
for her attention.
of odd or whimsical inventions, of which
tins is one: A gentleman took out a
patent last year for an elaborate system
of string1', straps aad buckles, tho pur
pose ot wnicn was to Keep tne human
mouth shut without any effort on tho
part of the owner. The theory of tho
inventor was that many of tho "ills flesh
is heir to" result from"Sleeping with the
mouth open, an absurd habit lie pro
posed to correct by mechanical appli
ances. His invention has not yet been
introduced into this State, but will
doubtless be immensely popular, partic
ularly witn tiiose wno are suiienng rrom
curtain lectures. Of the velocipede,
four hundred and thirty-two American
varieties were presented for patents, of
which about three hundred were pat
ented. Fifty of these inventors rushed
into tlie Patent Office at once, the ma
jority of them claiming precisely tlie
A Skxsiw.e Youxci Ladv. Tho life
of Dr. Ilatlies, of Liverpool, has tho fol
lowing: A young lady, the daughter of the
owner of the house, was addressed by a
man who. though agreeablo to her, was
disliked by her father. Of course ho
would not hear to their union, and they
determined to elope. The night was
fixed, the hour came, he placed the lad
der at her window, and in a few mo
ments she was in his arms. They
mounted a double horse .and were soon
at some distance from tho city. After
a while the lady broke silence by say
ing: "Well, you see wlmt a prpof L have
given you of my affection. I hopo that
in return vou will make nio a good hus
He was a surly fellow, and gruflly an
swered: "Perhaps I may, and perhaps I may
She made no reply, but after a si
lence of some minutes suddenly ex
claimed: , , ...
"Oh, what shall we do? I ha-o left
my money behind me in my room!"
Then," said he, "we must go back
a,They were soon at the house, the lad
der was again placed, and the lady re
mounted, while the ill-natured 'lover
waited below. But she delayed to
come, and so he gently called:
"Arc you coming?"
She looked out of the window and
"Perhaps I may, and perhaps I mav
not," and then shut down the window
and left him to return upon tlie double
The power of inherited genius, which
has been discussed so fully of lute, re
minds us of a paragraph printed some
time ago in a city exchange: "Minnie
Croly, aged twelve years, a daughter of
'Jennie June,' gave a recitation or 'Bar
bara Freitchic. ' nt Mm Rfir.Hst.Park Av
enue Church, with such exquisfte grace .
and effect as to astonish every one
present. Immediately after the recita
tion of the poem Dr. Anderson, the pas
tor, moved a vota of thauks for her In- -imitablo
stylo- and execution, which. -was
warmly responded to by tho de
An English fanner's wife, on learn
ing that a party of Baptists had per
Sid the FmmersU." ceremony on her
premises. Indignantly exclaimed. Drat
the cretures!g I'll teach them odeave
all their nasty slus m my pond!