MRS. A. J. Hl.VUTAT. Editor and I'roprlttor OI'1'IC'C-Cor. Third nml Washington .Sis A Journal lor the People. Iievotad to the Interest or Humanity. iBttopendaat in Polittos aiul Religion. Alive to all Live Iattei, and Thoroughly IUHlkml In Opposing antl Kxpnsinc the Wrontn TKK!?. IS AWVAXCK: of I he Masses. nix ..ITS .10 ADVKBTlsEXKKTBlMHtedoB IteMoaable S0N0EAHEWITT. BY MBS. KVSIK WII IIKKEI.I. Entered, according to Ute Act nt OongrvM, in the year fcfls, by Mr. surtie Wltbwll, in the Of ateof tae I imrian of lomrwa M Wartilnslon CI. i 'If AFTER XV. MUii or cracc Asm umt i.rxA. W will invite the render to take a trip with as to Norwich, where we will stop awhile at Grace Marsh's home. Mre. Marsh, wlw Imw really recover ed her health, is seated by the side of a bright eoai fire. Upon the opK3ile side of the room sit two little boys busy At game of checkers. At Iter feet kneels a little cury-headed girl, or five summers, wry intent with "Mother q&t's Melodies." To (he left, partly recMtrimr niton the oW-fashloned ohintz lounge, with iter feet upon a footstool, sits Cordelia, her ecoml daughter, por ing over tlic iges of the last new novel. On the right, near the window, in a large easy chair, with a heavy tartar shawl thrown over her shoulders, sits oar old friend Oracle, looking like a visitant from some spirit land. "How late is it, mother? I wonder liow long it will lie before Blanche will be iterer" asked the invalid, looking anxiously out of lira window upon tho nw leaHess trees, which shaded the walk from the house to tiie street. I do want to see her onee more before I leave this world. I have something to tell Iter," continued she, as she wrapped Ute shawl closer about her frail form. "It is almost four, und she will soon be here if she is coming to-day," an swered Mrs. Marsh, as she arose and walked toward tier daughter. "Grade, my ohfkl, you are not going to leave us for lnanv vears. I trust. Io not talk so st maw niu fi iir.iriil v" nnl ! tiie aflfectioHatc, doting motlier pillowed Iter daughter's head upon lier bosom, j while the tears of maternal love flowed , thick and fast. ' "There is a carriage driving up," ex-' claimed Cordelia, throwiiig down Iter book ami running to tiie door. "Thanks! thanks! Cousin Blanche has eome at last!" murmured tiie in valid, aia) as her mother went to meet Bland te she added, "'tis the last time I sliall ever see lier on earth." "Wliat did you say?" asked little Madeline, climbing into her sister's lap awl patting her mm lovingly around lier neck. "Sweet Grade, what did you say?" "I am going te leave you, Una," an-, swered Grade, "ami yon must be a good girl and oliey motlier; and you must take Grade's place when she is gone wf!l you not?" asked she, as fcho parted tlte goklen ringlets ami kissed the baby brow. The child made no reply, for Iter little heart swelled with grief; but laying her liead upon that dear sister's breast, she wont hi silence. "Darling, darling Gracie!" and the arms of Blanche were twined around her. For a moment there was silence Tlien Blanche, releasing herself, stepped back as she fixed lier gaae upon her cousin. "How changed!" she inwardly commented. I was afraid you would not come, dear Blanche, ami began to lie impa tient, but now that I know that you arc ltere at last, I will lay down a little while ami compose myself, for I am not very well to-day, ami a little cxcile- ment makes me weaker." Mrs. Marsh assisted lier daughter to Ute next room, which had been fitted np expressly for the dear girl's comfort, lifting her upon the bed site kissed lier pale 'brow, and bidding lier "try and take a nap," drew down tho curtains and left iter alone, while she returned to Ute sitting-room. "J low Grace lias changed!" observed lttftmeke, in a subdued voice. "Why, I lmd no idea site was so ill when she sent for me. She seemed very well the last time I saw iter." SIrt was always -rather delicate, vou kow," answered her motlier; "but lier oougli lias seemed to grow worse for the last year, ami her health has been de- OtlHiHg ever since. Mie never com plain, nor utters even a groan, but I fear we shall not have lier long." A low sob was heard from the oppo site shle of the room, when, looking around, they beheld little Lina, her face burled in her hands, weeping as if her lieart would break. "What Is tiie matter, dear Lina?" as&ed Conlelia, going to iter ami taking her up. "O, my dear, sweet Gracie is going to dleP sereamed the child, clinging to her sister. "O no, Una," said her sister, trying ie oomrort lier. "WImj told you Gracie would die?" "O, no one here. But Gracie said sho was going to leave me and I must take her ptaeM sobbed the little creature. "And I4na knows that Gracie will die. fer the lmppy angels told her so," con- uiiuou sue, uryiug her tears aud point T ...111. 1 f . 1 ni wim uer nuger to the sky. "last Higiit. i heard such sweet music! even sweeter man (..'raciesings! And, moth er, an angel, a bautiful augel, stood by uraaio on one siue and papa oa tilc other, and said, 'Come home. Gracie coma home;' and I thought I held her JUSt, and papa said, ox shall come, . topr my nine xana.' And tliou such ...... "" t r iiiusiui j iiiuuiui yj uuna: i was so happy! But now Gracie is going with Itatawitkv. "VOT-.TT3XE II. out me!" and hiding lior face, shesobbed lowler than before. All wept as the child finished, and Mrs. Marsh left the room to give way to the feelings she could not control. Poor woman! she feared that her home ws twice to be darkened by death's re lentless ltand. And her fear?, alas! were not ground lee?, for her first-born was soon to leave her for another world. And this was not all. Her baby, the almost angelic little Lina, was soon to follow. As her mother had said, Grade had always been rather delicate, but for the last year, since her return from Bridge port, she had seemed more so than ever, and when at last she was- compelled to givo up her pupils, her friends begau to fear the worst. At times a deep mel ancholy would seem to settle upon her, and then again she would rally her spirits and appear quite lively. At last Grace expressed a wish to sec Blanche, and being unable to do so her self, got lier mother to writo for lier, merely saying she was not very well. Tills letter arrived at Capt. Marsh's two days after Blanche's return from the South. They Immediately for warded it to New York to Blanche, who, directly upon receiving it, started for home, and from titere for her aunt's, where she had just arrived, as we have j seen. Gracie arose no more from that bed until slie was carried from it to the grave. That night she seemed bettor; but the next day she was delirious, and for two days following she knew no one, not oven her fond mother or dar ling little sister, who refused to leave her bedside even for lier meals, but sat and funned her heated brow, while a peculiar, heavenly smile seemed to rest upon Iier baby features. At last reason resumed iter throne, Grade, twining her arm around her mother's neck, said : "Mother, I am better, but do not let tn a I in I r n r tnua itrtnw Hit" i niirr uuu leave you. You have others dear as myself, who must fill my placo when I am gone so that you will not feel my loss. I will tell Cordelia to be more domestic, and my two little brothers will soon be a great comfort to you dear mother; yes, and so will sweet lit- tic ldtia, our pet," and she pressed tiie their los3. Poor children, they had m littie oreaturo to her bosom saying, , deed met with a loss! "you must comfort mama." Blanche, who was the only one who "I will! Yes, I will be her guardian I had .my command over lier feelings, angel!" and pointing liar little finger up, sue sang: "In ym fair work!, m raMk and bright, I'll noon r happy ancrt tkt AihI turthly ys with tmHBlrttt llrit. Can have no charms Ibrinr. "Hut, mama, when I'm farafcove. With golden harp in hand, IU pray al auk the Mod of love To bring you all to Happy Inid." Mrs. Marsh lifted Una from lier seat upon the lied, and pressing her to her bosom, carried hor from the room, fear-1 gether. ingtliooxcitcmentmightprovctoomuch! The Hewitts were very much sur fer Gracie. As she was about closing prised to hear of the death of Oracie the door Oracie called to her, saying, and little Liua, and immediately sH "Mother, send lllanclie, if vou please, i out, with Mrs. Summers and daughter, to sit with me awhile. I have some- j to pay the last sad tribute to their loved thing to say to her alone." a,ul lovc,y yo""S f"ol1- About ten minutes elapsed, when 1 Blanche handed the letter and ring Blanche, opening the door, softly en-; irwi aim Mfuiiii iiursuu uuaiuu hvl kvuo- t in. and, as she commonood fanning her, said, "Did you want nic, Gracie?" "lllanclie, my ever dear cousin," said Gracie, in a voice strong from emo tion, "you are aware, 1 have no doubt, that I have but a short time longer on . earth, and must soon cease to speak or be with you, until we meet in that happy world above, whitlter I trust 1 am "ioing." Blanche dropped her head upon the pillow, while the sick girl continued: One year ago last summer I was at your home, and there, for the first time in my life, I saw one whom I could love. Yes, Blanche, though I have had many admirers, still I never saw but jone to whom I could give my heart, ami to that one my love went forth tin - asked ami unsought. Though I con- cealed it from him, yet I would have been willintr to die for him. Tor I am a I true Marsli ntul rein Invo l.nl one.. Ami ...i.i .. , i .... ..... ..tru.um ,a l KI1UW WIIOIIIIU One was i 1 w ill ten you, for now that 1 am going I need not blush to own it. It was Harry Hewitt, that noble, whole- soiiled man," and dinging to the pillows . . . . " 1 utl""""a sue wept long and lussioimtely. "Don't give way so, dear Gracie. You sniii will over-exert yourseir, I fear, Blanche, scarcly able to control her own emotions. "So, it will do me good, for this se cret kuowlcdge has worn like a canker into my very lieart. Oh, Harrv' Harry! why was it not ordaiued that I should tako the place of the hapnv Adele? But it is nearly over and knows it not. And now, Blanche, dear girl," continued she, "1 have one favor to ask of you. hen I am dead give him this ring, which is made of my hair, together with this letter," taklug one from beneath her pillow, "and ask him to wear this ring for the sake or one who loved him better thau her own lire, and dying loved him still." Sinking back upon the pillow, she seemed utterly exhausted, and Blanche, rearing she was indeed dying, ran to call her mother. Mrs. Marsh, followed by hor entire familv, entered the room of the dying girl. "With one bound Una sprang upon 3?0"KX3L.V2SD, the bed, and uttering one long, deep groan, she threw herself almost lifeless by the side of hor idolized sister. Gracie opened her eyes, and taking the hand of Conlelia, bade her be a du tiful and affectionate daughter to her loved mother, and fill her place that she : miHif not h TniesA.1 fmm the circle: then to each of her little brothers she bade an affectionate farewell, and after speaking a few words more with Blanche, took the hand of her mother within her own, and drawing her down, imprinted a fervent kiss on her brow as 'she said: "Weep not for me, dear mother, but prepare to meet me above, for there I am going to be with father, who is waiting," and closing Iter eyes she murmured, "I am happy now happier than I have been for so long! But Liua, darling! Raise hor up, dear mother, that I may kiss her a long fare Well." Hearing the voice of Grade pronounce her name, the child raised her head, and clasping her arms around her, im printed kiss after kiss upon the lips of the dying sister. Then, nestling her head upon the pillows, she remained perfectly motionless until Grade, with her last breath, exclaimed, "Farewell! meet ino in Heaven !" and with one gasp her happy spirit lied. "I will! yes, 1 will! Sooa shall I be with you, dear, darling Grade!' ex claimed Liua, starting from lier pillow. "Happy Linn! Papa ! Heaven! I come, Grade!" and with her hands clasped the unearthly child breathed her last. "Have mercy! O, my Father! Lay not thy chastening hand too heavily upon mo!" screamed Mrs. Marsh, throwing herself upon her knees and burying lier face within the bed-clothes. 'My children! give me back my dar Illicit M,. lilm- n mimo liapb '" lings! Mj dear one?, O, come back. "Don't, dear auntie, don't give way so! Think of your remaining ones," said Blanche, trying to comfort her as well as her own mournful heart would permit. Then looking at Cordelia, who was kneeling at the foot of tlte bed, she walked towards her with tlte hope of comforting her; but, poor girl! her silent grief had been too niiieh for her and she had fainted. Uimn the lounge sat the two little boys, weeping over left the room to call help, and then, j having sent a dispatch to her grand j parents, telling them to come inime jdiately, and also inform the Hewitts, ; she hastily returned to tho chamber of ! death to comfort the mourners. I Three days after sweet Grade Marsh was followed to her grave, and in the jsamecollin witii her was the little I.Ina. They had loved each other dearly on earth, and in death they reposed to- to Harry the first opportunity that of- fcred itself, telling him exactly what j her cousin had told her. Deep surprise was depicted upon his open counte nance as lie listened to tho recital, and when ho stood over the grave he thought to himself: "Would tuat I lmd known it before, dear Gracie! I would not , ! . I til have sulleretl that joung lieart to have 'gone down to the grave in sorrow. , Sooner would i nave oecu less uuppy. But, Gracie, though ho would doubt- ) less have made you happy, still you are bettor ofl, for you have, no doubt, gone to that better land, aim though you have leit dear ones ueniiid who deeply mourn your loss, yet it may be the means of bringing them to the foot of the cross, for thoy know that without the Saviour's redeeming love they can 1 never meet their loved ones in that j blessed world which is now your bliss- j ful home. : lOUXCI MAN, OU'llK ANTr.P. wninnn wants VOU; don't forget her. K-T. - - If n'm nnr .Ton'l tVMll. to bc ricIl. if voll ,0( tc to one if you nmfir. to Im married. Marrv while you are young anil struggle up together. mark you" , n,a."' . I .Inn'! wntir. vnn If shn is to divide her .Cmtnn win, n rfr. ..niiioon. or ; whisky jug. Neither does she want you ! if vou" don't take care ot her and the littio afterthoughts which are pretty suro to rollow. Xelther does she want you simply because you are a man, the definition or which is too apt to be an animal that wears bifurcated garments on his lower limbs, a quarter section of stove-pipe on his head, swears like a pirate, and is given to filthy practices OI... . . 1 . . .. ....... eneniuv. uu twiuu. tun mr .i einii lieil'anlon, for a helpmate she wants you to have learned to resume your appe tite and passions; in fact, the Image of God, not In the likeness of a beast. If you are strong in good purpose, firm in resistance of evil, pure in thought and aetion as you requre lier to be, and with out which inward purity neither of you are fit to bo husband and wife; if you love virtue and abhor vice, If you are ccntlemanlv. forbearing and kind, aud not loud-talking, exacting and brutal- young man that woman wants you marry when you like, whether ricli or poor; we'll trust you both on the above condition?, without any further secu rity. Miss Emma S. Eastman, of Worcestor, a former student of Vassar College, and Miss Sophia B. .Fleming, or Ithaca, X. Y., are the first latlv Students at I Cornell. Kbek Speech, Face laEg, Vmer. People. OTIlSGOIf. FEIDAT, .TTJX.Y SJO, 1S7: Big Brothers and little Sisters. There was once a tiny girl toilfully going through her Sunday school les son, and it was observed that, as she studied, the small face grew more and more clouded, until at last she lifted up lier voice ami wept iouii aim ion whereat there was great consternation. until it occurred to somebody to ask what vas the matter. "Because because,", sobbed poor lit tle Polly, "the verse says, 'Add to your godliness brotherly kmdnestf and if that's kindness like Tom's I don't like it at all!" What did she mean? "Well, I suspect she meant that Tom was just such a brother to her as a great many of you am to vour little Pollies at home. I &u"W& ,S i lu.r ilnlU limi" mi in tiie fiDiiIe trees. and her kittens' tails lied together, and to be leaped at from ixlrind doors, and to be growled at In dark corners. I im- aciuesiiciiuu ueen iickicu aim iniivucii 25 S ' K o ! . ' 7. " Twiii tL-i o.,.i n orv.hnliv. 1 and d a Tittle pug, and to trotting with ' t out feet iti "stairs, and downstairs, ' t to the orchard, into the tool-room, pa on hither and yon, on errands, ior iiic no i mly a tweak t in nhipo of i liiir of which sho received on of tho ear, or a careless jest, in place or thanks. Yet, I also suspect that Tom was a generous lad, who despised a "sneak," and who, if lie had seen another boy abuse or torment Polly, would have promptly ollered to bestow on that indi vidual a black eye. I have no doubt that in the play-ground or at school he was good-natured and honorable, dis daining a "mean" action and emulous to be manly. Ho would open wide eyes of astonishment at any suggestion of cruelty in hisconduct.loward his sister, and reply with honest candor: "Why, it's only Polly. She don't mind." Ah, boys ! "only Polly" has a tender little heart, and It aches many a time. when you don't know it, with the sting or your careless teasing. The words you utter so lightly, and forget in ten min utes, are arrows to her sensitive little soul, and the tricks which seem to you so trilling are wetguty trials to tier. HUH, UUI, OilVS 1UIII, II S SU M1IV r . f mjn,i. W,,, know u- imv..lt I ... i m... u;. , .til.. don't mean anythin'r." That is one view of it. I suppose if she were a boy, or grown up, or wise, sno wouldn't niinu ; but being just roi iy. little, weak and silly-if that is what ' you call it-she can't help It. You know I if you squeeze a rubber ball tightly in i your hand it will expand Into as round t a ball as ever, and you cannot even see , the nlace where it was comnressed. But ' ii you try tiie same experiment on a handful of rose-leaves the result will be very difiercnt. And rose-leaves are not much more easily crushed fiat than Polly's feelings. Jt scenn aburd to Tom; but then it is a fact, and facts, you know, even if they are ever so much in tiie way, cannot be disregarded. Wouldn't Tom be a truer gentleman irj he accepted Tacts and spared I'olly's reel-1 ings even at the loss of a little fun V Af-1 ter all. Is tho fun so amusiiur it can't be replaced with something better? Then, too, Polly loves Tom so dearly; she N so ready to ueiieve in tiie t strength antl wisdom anil will but leave her faith undisturbed toAfiflM umiiL'e Tnm ltB o ivflmi li vately enjoys Polly's love and admira-l tlOIi; Ullt lalSOtllillU it isa pitj lie COV- "11."1' "V v""" ""i an emme, to mi. iuu very least, ami ers up his feelings o carefully antl 'though in some or her tantrums she acts success adds only interest to crown cu- rather snubs I'ollv's kisses. For the tlay i enough to drive hint crazy ?" riosity. will enmo when tho little sister's love i "Once," continued my friend, "I was Having arrived here, during the even will be valued at its worth, antl, it may invited to spend Sunday at , C happaciim. ns after the story of his successful voy be. wished for in vain ' Mrs. Greeley was m one of her disagree- had lieen well circulated and be- OllPn wo worn frnimr on n .rrmul fi.1i. ! nig excursion from Cherrywold, and word was brought that a certain famous traveler would like to join us. He Was , a man that had ridden elephants in In- dia, antl polar bears at the North Pole for all I know' He had hunted lions and been lost in hineles. and Iiplii friz- zled in hot countries and stiflened in iretic regions, and had been all over the world ; lie had been a soldier too antl i slll window and unbolt tne uoor on me ; motlier is our Martha; she not only cn evcrybody who knew him knew what I inside, when to the astonishment of us ters into motherly counsels as to the courago and patience anil nobility made h. she quietly showed us the key, Wiiy of turning the keeping-room up the man. You can imagine how the which she had kept m hcrpocketaii lite carpet and Bob's worn-out pants of boys shouted at the prospect of having time.;' . , malting Kitty's new ftock antlTommy's vh a fislilttjr companion, who could1 "Was not this done as a joke . i pinafore, hut neeilles and thread and tell stories of everything they wanted to l ivu oitii tvrt in uiui, til I in; iiiuv n initial tit ( ;ll0Wf uln answer all their miestions, and who liked boys, too! Well, the realitv was iusl as delinlit- fill as wo all expected, which is saying a great ileal, as every one knows who has ever belonged to a debating club and discussed the question about the pleas ures or anticipation. After wc came home I said to the famous traveler: "Which of tiie boys did you like I best?" ami ne answcicii promptly, ",iacu ltiso i ihiinht ho cir iJIr-k or I rr- he .aid- no j asKcti wny, uccau would have said torn ry, ami this was what "Because he went bock after we wore starteii to kiss his little sister, and was ! not ashamed of it. either." Then tins brave, wise man the brav est man 1 ever knew told me a secret. Saiti he: "Tho real promise for a boy's future is shown In the Way Iu which he treats his little sisters." "Dear me!" thought I, "what a love ly time your little sisters must have had!" inn i tiniirt say mat. I only won dered how many or the Toms I know know mo ofl i lit- L J I would bo willing to have the ho iheir future manliness ninasui-fMl their treatment of their little Pollies. But oh, my dear i0ys, I think my traveler was right; for the most truly brave soul is tender toward the little and weak ; the most manly heart is the one that loves most; the greatest arc the most patient; anil the St. Georges who are suro to conquer the dragons abroad arc gentlest with the Pollies at home. Chr'utian Union. . ., , A curious portrait or General Wash- ington, on earthenware, is displayed in! a. Ve,w.y.rk Jcwclc;,s v;lUo":- 11 i staled that soon after Washington's death an American traveling in Kuglund discovered some sets or earthenware with these portraits enameled upon tnem. ile purchased the whole lot. had the portraits-cut out and framed, distributed them among his friend-. . A. a - . ' iud 1 "Ma, why llon't yon speak littlo Jake, "if Why don't you I,i fnimv?" asked i say suih- M What caml say? Don't you see I'm busy frylugjjfdouglinuts? Say suthln' funny'inTlcedl" "Wal, yeHiriightsay Jake, won't yer hcv a cake?' That 'ml be funny for me." Mrs. Greeley. H vwreipowleiK oi (he Chit-ago Iaat.f Yesterdav I met a lady friend who is intimately" acquainted with Mrs. Gree ley. The'wife of the perfinjyg next Pres ident is now in Europe with iter two daughters, most kind and amiable young ladles. As Mrs. Greeley may yet be our next Republican Queen, incidents which would otherwise lie sacred from the journalistic pen, now become the inheritance or the people, whose ser vants we journalists are. The wire of the future President who is to receive the nation's iruests in the White House is a legitimate subject of discussion, and Mrs. (reeley now statins before tho public no more sacred than Mrs. Grant, or no more sacred than were Q-n aiut ,7er houS. hwe legitiue Harriet Jme or .Mrs. Lincoln. the themes for the Court Journal. Mrs. Greeley is older than lier bus band, who was sixty-one on the 3d of last 1- ebruary. hho is described as once living been beautiful.. For yean, she nas been an invalid. Willi intermittent "PCs oi iovo ami kukuh husband, ami then showin. eccentric stoicism, Iruj s noils of love and kindness toward In-r g long seasons ingratitude, and "What lias caused this l'er temper?" I asked m uuevcutu'ss in temiier?" I asked my lady friend. who Knew .Mrs. Greeley intimately. "Well, she was born in the ordinary walks of life. Her mind is strung and without culture. We all consider her a little insane. Sho was formerly ac customed to occupation, and even to hard work, as a mother and head of a family, but of late years Mr. Greeley's financial position prevents the necessity of labor on her part, and her mind has become uneven and her .temperament spasmodic. "How did she use to be ?" "She was much better suited to Mr. Greeley yeais ago than now. Then she entered into all of his cold water and vegetarian ideas with n zest worthy of a Roman mother. Mr. Geeley tells even now with great pride with wlint Spartan stoicism Mrs. Greeley used to preside before company at their Granamitc meals when he was running tiie Morn ing Pott, in 1S3." "How do vou mean ?" "Why. Mr. Greeley lived then in a cheap way. Neither he nor Mrs. Gree ley ate meat, or drank tea or coll'ee. Their diet, Graham bread, boiled beans and salt, and cold water, Mr. Greeley lias told me about it a dozen limes," eontintied my lady memi; "ana ne ims me bow Jirs Greeley acted wiieu s,, had nends to visit her from the wm1lJry ,, PW, w?s ! .". . . . "Well, she would set lier little table with (indium bread, milk, beans, salt and water; ami when they all sat down sue would never npniigiy.e, or even ex plain anything, but leave lier eonijiaiiy to do the best they could." "Sometimes," said Mr. Greeley, "I used to suggest to my wife that woouaht to explain matters to our visitors, but Mie said, -ao, no, i lorace: w ntu i Spoil enough Tor us is good enough Tor r"1,1 Mr. t.ree- 'ei"i laughing, "that people who , came to stay a week geiicrftllj stooti Jlrs. " I 1 Greeley's cooking altotit two days, and , 1 1 asked "Well, Horace lets her alone. He able 11100dS. SilC made MT. . Greelej im the tie- walk into the farm on foot rrom not to drive two iroals: tiicn when we r.'ot half-way there, she inquired oi tnc driver Ills price, llils site reiuseti to ' Pay. :uu' wc a' 8t ol,t and walked the rest of the distance. When she got to I the house, she declared she had lost the , key, and when Mr. Greeley came up, she matte the ioor man crawi iiirougii a not t " 11 ,lon. , I Prc dovi ii'-" , Jlll, Jlinb . "And 3lr. l.recleyT" 1 "Why he neither ,'n 7 ""-f xtnt oi ills icinain.li int.- iisl i ii!is?ti f rai aiuiis ami abilitv If he to. They never came hack for pleas- j wonderment at his sing i,v ' ure." 1 unce ne was naiieii as a rt I "How are their relations nowadays ."' . ian. but he onlv in i IIU11I1U11. Ill liltil, . ... , lllUIll .11111 JU.trililV tiitllKIViKtJIS. J1CI Mrs. Greeley and her whims, he is thcle,,- is always open to the unheard-of! best man 1 ever Knew, ne necr ior- cets her, but waits on lier and takes her scoldings liko a young lover, inueeti, i ( i do believe that Mr. Greeley loves ins i wife with all her faults. Jlesnya lteiiau ! txinl tt-nrl.- In "el lior. Unit he married her for love, and that he always shall ' love her-no matter wimt she doe." I "Don't he ever try to please him?" h."e ln ""il1 . "1 1 used to ucneve mat ""e"'- to be brought up in a state or nature, imimiiimullcd by clothing, lo carry out tiiis Idea, she used to have straw placed on the parlor fioor, have the chil dren undressed, and make them run up ami down like Raphael's cherubs and then laugh with the children at their harmless but queer rrolics. "Once I called ami found Mrs. uree l,... Mm. .ivitrvNimr the children. I suk- .i.i Mint, it was alwut time tor Mr. Greeley to come tome, ami I shouiihi-t help her drees tli '"'o, no'.' exclaimed Mr 'if Horace don't like my thet Greelev to come home, and asked her if ute ciiiiiircii. rs. Greeley, theories he can stayawav. 1 doirnniaiiyinitig to picase any fool "of a man.'" "How long will Mrs. Greeley remain In Europe?" I asked. "She will probably remain m T.uropc with her two daughters until after the election, miles she takes it into lier 1,0.1.1 tn Mime home. It she does take a freak to come back neither Horace nor inii moil can stop her. If she should re- ; turn she woultl certainly do something " jeomnWe his election. She don't 5? wimt the word poliey meaus. J V ,W as like as not do and say ri'nCuiou3 thing-, j"t to bother her !n,"f Mi?i . nvvuia sl,c to the White Hou-o?" t .-nriainlv would if she took I . V .i.nnnvniiitmlnverlir ! Ill II Hill. llJllit j . i...f i.or iIovoIihI tiauithters. Tliey have really shown something or the auseiic in their care for their motlier. Thoy have worn themselves out waiting on her." A negro maid servant, lately from Virginia, recently came down to her mistress, complaining bitterly of a head ache. Said she: "I dunno what makes it aclip so. Specs 'twas cos I soaked it ! in kerosene to kill de bugs dar." What Determination Will Do. "Arrived, June 27th, nondescript Car rie, Captain ( inodeiiough, twenty-one days from Seattle, W. T., passenger and merchaitdie to Woodward's Garden", or tho Lunatic Asylum." The abovo is the entry that might have been made yesterday at the Mer chants' Kxchange. The aimouncampiit. made a few days ago, that Alexander uoodeuougii, a practical mechanic, but a "landsman" too, had started from Rogue River in a nondescript eraft for San Francisco, created considerable merriment, even at the cxnense of man who was thought to be a doomed adventurer. Yesterday afternoon, how ever, lie sailed into port, jHissed along me water iront, and moored Jus naval curiosity at Long Rridge. Tiie report of his arrival was not at first credited. It was considered a sell until late in the day, when parties eamiu with ecroh- oniiivu testimony. On the authority of C. 11. A. Brick wcdel, corner of First and Bmnnan streets, we have to base our account of ins adventures. Mr. Qoodenough is a practical machinist, who has ou some occasions exhibited inventive genius, ire was engaged to serve as engineer in a saw-mill on Puget Sound sometime ago. Subsequently he was out of em ployment and desirous of coming to San Francisco. His friends, however, were insiillicient to furnish him with the necessary means, so ho looked about for some means wlicrebv he mhrht economize and still accomplish hjs pur pose. Wliile cogitating on the subject, he discovered a Useless hull of a cigar shnped boat, which was given to him by the owner. This hull is twenty feet long by three and one-half feet wide in the center. In lateral form it is round, tap ering to points at either end. It is so j ballasted that it retains a certain posi-1 tion in the water, and keeps up the open hatchway in the center, which is ur arranged with a sliding cover. A mast was rigged in thin peculiar craft, and bed ticking was made use of for sails. A mainsail, topsail and jib were provided, tho gear all being so arranged that it could ! worked by it person iu the hatchway. Thus equipped, with twenty-one gallons of water, ship bread, canned fruit and blankets, the intrepid landsman cmharxeu on ills voyage twenty-two days ago. He waa consid ered insane by many, lie Had no knowledge whatever of navigation, and was wholly dependent on his inventive mind, assisted only by a small com pass. When out upon the ocean he sat erect in tiie liatenway, wttli the slitiiiiK hatch drawn cloe to Ids body. In this wav ho prevented water from bcine shinned. Wlien the sea was smooth and the wind light, he would crawl into his shell like a ltoatiug snail and take a nap with per fect composure and comfort. His shell was called Carrie, and she was well named. On tiie 20th inst., he leu Jtogue itiver, having put in there for a short time for rest anil provisions. Sometimes lie experienced rough weath er, nut never Mupped a sea. ile was only frightened once, and that was when IIM1I llir,MtVliV(Uli.lUIt illlU UtlJ 1 A (CI ft ile aaW himself, a picmv in tiie deep. surrounded byasehooi of whales. He ereateu no little ular appearance. strayeti itsiier- ade the wonder greater when he explained his crack brained purpose. It was a dare-devil .lieved.Uiere was a general demand that the craft that had made 900 miles at sea -.liould bo nloeetl on exhibition. The . daring navigator is staying at tiie Con- fctitution House, corner or I-irst and, Pramuui streets, where, no doubt, lie j will be extensively interviewed. .v. J'. Alia. oi'i: martiia. A kind of second 1 sc;or5i Rre, impienients in her hands by 1. mull it eillllt,- vfi IIIC 11,1111 its iiuvuill- plishetl. e talK oi an associate editor; , .Martha is aiiatsociatc mother, ami she . ? a?p a mediator between parental an- pranks and sly capers of Bob and Ied; i .,j jrartha "never tells," but somehow I the penalty is made eusy after the secret , js committed to her kecpin ( j0w often it happens that a couple lu.iiw 1 T. in :i sninll irnv f I In. t-urv ( ,ttom of the ladder, aud the oldest ; daughter must help bear the burdens ; which grow lighter as they mount up-1 1 ?Yaru i nuepenuence, burdens that ! j t ie younger children never know any- ; thing about. As that ancient Martha, acting the part or older sisterand mother combined, in her village home near the Mount ot Olives, was encumbered with many cares and much serviug, so are our modem Marthas our oldest daugh ters or the household. Wcsay, God bless them, wherever they are. We pitv the home that has no Martha in it, the mother who has no oldest daughter to lift her burdens and enter into her coun sels. Wo pity the little Tommy who has no big sister to build cob houses for It i 111 t'lwitl Im 5 a tvful nml fmttv mill "- --. lie 1J3 tlUl tiiv -n-n.j uon'i wain to go to bed; the miscniev ous jsoo who has no "go-oetweeu, wnen ne expects a unarp reunite, Tabby, the house cat, reels lier cheery presence as she purs contentedly by her side while Martha busily stitches away on Ned's new handkerchief or mends his torn kite. Si'KAKixo Hek Mini). A friend of mine who has a- little girl that speaks lier mind freely on all occasions, took her along one day"6n a shopping excur sion. After looking at some articles and filially purchasing one, tho shop man, who was a bland, grey-haired gen tleman, was attracted to our little Min nie. "Why, how do you do, my little girl?" he asked, -with an engaging s in ne. "I'm pretty weir," said the little one with a pout, "but I've been here all the tlmel" "How -old is-your mamma?" asked a love-smitten old bachulor of tho daugh ter of the widow who had enchanted him. "I don't know, sir; her ago varies from about fortv-thn-o 1 fiirtv-livf.." was the artless reply. The bachelor was i disenchanted. Correspontlenl writing overasromett sija.i- ttires mxtnt. make known their names trf the Editor, or no attention wilt fee given to beir communication''. (Schumann's "Jlomlnnclit." Sin lit t th. uiu QMln t The wIM nod notes that breathe of haHMtkag The wllii sweet notes that thrill my heaitjHh hlkm; . Qnlek tlirobblnenow irtlh naiwtonale illwlaln, ning soa an eremite Uewc Wan sins me the song again. Itepeat the womirous tune! The ftUl brood glory oftlia perfect nma, The pearly glimmer of the rluMHruc learn. The gtxHlly Muulowsof Ute night's a tacit Moo. My listening nool penelveo: Keeat the wondrous tune! Klnzuie the aoug again! FVr through the (Midden change of the traia railing like dewdrona from the ttartilna r i Pli rctlieftii;nlhof a soul in !ato, Tiiat known not where l (kmi-v: , Slug me the song again ! Sins me the song forever! - ' So nhull its pMWlon and ita patlioa never Inve the rapt ear, hot all the ItngMnr night. Through the low melody come sighing ever Infinite lowing, iiirnilterieiicht: .Sing like the .ong ibrever! - aBtTB lilMMwr. I.ippirtcoMf Magazine. Stamp Duties Abolished. :' At the close of the last Congress; an aet passed amending the Internal Reve nue Act by abolishing, after the first of Octolicr next, nearly all the stamp du ties. This beintr a matter of interest to our renders, wo give tho following list of instruments on wliich stamps are to uc abolished, according to the Internal llevemte circular toon to be issued, which the A Ita vouches for as being cor rect: Contract, for insurance against acci dental injuries. Affidavits. All agreements or contracts or renew als of tiie same. Appraisements, of value or damntre or for any other purpose. ;?Mirmnents, or a lease, mortgage, poliey of insurance, or anything obi. UUI oi exchange, foreign inland, let ters of credit, or anything of Umt kind now taxed by stumps. . t mils oi lading ami receipts, in I lie United States or for anywhere else. ' Hills of sale, of any kind. Bonds or indemnification, of anv kind. 1 liond or administrator or guardian, or anything that lias the name or bond on it and now taxed by stamps. ISrokers, notes. , Certificates or measurement of any thing. Certificates, of stock, profits, jlaniajge, deposit, or any kind of ccrtifteab? now taxed by stamps. ; ' - " Charter or its renewal or. a. charter part of any kind. All contracts of agreements. . Conveyances anil any part of the work or conveying deeds. Endorsement or any negotiable or not negotiable instrument. Kntry, for consumption, wnreiiousing or withdrawal. Guagers, returns. Insurance policies, contracts ticket, renewals, etc., (Hfe, niuriMe,--IrrlRtril-anil lire.) I.ense. All through the lease list is abolished. . . ,. Legal documents. Writ or othernro ces, confession of judgment, cd&navft, appeals, warrants., etc., letters-ofr ad ministration, testamentary, etc Manifests nt Custom House, or any where else, or for any purpose. Mortgage, ofany kind. , Passage tickets, to any place inHlie world. , - Pawners, checks. Powers of attorney for any purpose. Probate of will of any kind. Promissory note for anything. Protest of any kind. f Quit claim deed. if ichulel in present ktw in aiunirl?, wjn be hereafter exempt. Sheritrs return. Trust deed. - Warehouse receipt. , Warrant of attorney. AVeiEher's return, of anv diameter? I Stamps retained. The tax of 2 cents ! on check", drafts and orders 1st all of schedule B that is retained. And tins is the detail or tiio stamp abolitions iu the law of June 9Ui,lS72. Thk Skxtimkntamst in- CouitT. "What is your name?" "My name is Norval on the Grampian Hills." : "Where did you come from ?" " "I came from the happy laml wlttsre care is unknown." , , , "Where are you lodging now T""" "I dreampt 1 dwelt in marble'Iialls." "Where are you going to?" "Far over hill and dale." "What is your occupation?" . j "I played on a harp of a thousand strings." "Are you married?" "Long time ago. Pollv, put tha ket tle on." " ' "When were you married?" '"Twas ten o'clock one starlight night, I ever shall remember." "How many children have you?" "There's Doll and Bet, and Moll and Kate, and" "Was your wife good looking?" "She was all my fancy palntod hrjr." "Did vour wife treat you badly?' "Oft in the stilly night." " Wiiat possessions have you?" "Old Dog Tray." "What do you propose to do with iiiui ?" "Send hint to the other side of Jor dan." "How do you propose to make a liv- - j jfj - 1 np,,n 0fj my coat and roll tip-my &leeves." The judco could not stand nnvmnre. and accordingly shut him up for three months. That's a sensible lover out iu Mon tana. He found that his dearost and best friend cast lier eyes on another fel low, and that other fellow wasn't averse. He didn't get mad anil pitch Into the girl, nor swear revenge scratching, ter rible, annihilating revenge not much; but lie got his rival in a quiet corner and gave him $50 to withhold his atten tions. And the rival consented. fv tho girl wonders why it is that he don t tlrop iu once in a while ami talk to ner as in the days or yore. Josh Billings neversaid a ueuer j. -b than this: "I hov altara obwrvcdthnt a whining dog is sure tojeeUtakbln a fight, als ks Xo cur or wen .kK kjkm" als kan resist the temnwuou u , - tries to silcakT'ofT cowardly ,inrn flint i. " with his tale ' . 1-, ;....-o Ida InfTS. Tlio ueti" -.00 niMII IS JUSt SO. j A whinin' business two years 01 tum""