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MIM. A. J. Bl'Mfl'iT. Editor and Pwprlttor
A Journal for ike People,
Devoted to the Interests of Humanity
ori'Icr-ror.Tlilril and AVasliliiston Nts
Independent fn raJes and ItelfgloBY
Uive to all TJfci hanes, and Thoroughly
Iterfieal in OypeMarattd Kxpnaine; thJvroag
nt the 3re : ' ' ''
OaRTSfpoHtteutfi wiMitf m i i 'najuatjhjjn
lures nmit make known their naaus, the
KUIlor, or no attention will be giveae their
TERMS, IX AUVANCE:
Am'BRTIftFMEXTS foamed on RcMomUle
FBJtK SPEKCII, PjlEK VSlEaH, FlSKE l'KOPtH, " "
YOLIDIE XT. rOlTLVrsD, OKEGON, FKIDAV, VTJGMjST O, :VTJ3X7 i 12 rT7 , .
flr (tip Nev1ffairttrfflBtt.i
Vlca for Innocent.
MT STKPllftN- MATMEU.
JfattHtux tlie tj- soiatr;
What Iim il 4tmm to tbee
Kmpibat thy HHeHi itnn
'fltmld hnb it Melody?
Be meniful, n hunter
Mat to it tender boo;
Bomc the little liiajoeeajf ;
That iu cr dW yon wrtmu.' ' '
Bam uot tlie tinj aaugstcr.
The Mile Mol f Jojr;
it rKK i aoMt,
Talioly tf deatmgr;
Me nrriful, O )mttar.
As tliouM have Clod to th of :
Rsare Uio Innocent that an
The wood with hurmmir.
m vrh. stsie wiTHEKr.i.i.
I, arrardilDf to the Aet of Omcrrac, In
tb year 72, by MrcBnaie Wltner-ll, hi the Of
fice of the Liti.-anan of Congress at WanhinctoH
I. 4KKXCK AKI BLAXOHE.
We will now transport tlio reader to
Bridgeport to Blanche's honic once
more. Christmas and New Years have
come ami gone, but they were very dif
ferently passed from what Blanche had
anticipated, for she had expected to
have spent them in Xew York with So
nora and her cousin Cordelia; but "man
appoint ami God disappoints."
Since the death of Gracie there had
been an addition to the small family at
tlie "Homestead." Grandpa and Grand
ma Marsh lmd insir-ted upon their
daughter-in-law bringing her remain
ing children, and making her home
with them, which the disconsolate
woman was glad to do, as she could not
bear to remain in Norwich, which
place reminded her too fully of the loss
fche had sustained. Blanche, therefore,
had a eomimnkHi again, though a fitr
different one front Gracie.
Cordelia Marsh had been petted and
spoiled from her infancy. .She had
been named after a wealthy lady, who
educated her, hi? wo hare seen before,
Naturally a very high-tempered, spir
ited girl, she could not bear to be crossed
in any way, ami the gentle Gracie and
her too fond mother had allowed her to
have her own way in everything, till at'
last she proved a source of great anxiety
and trouble to them. She was of an
indolent turn, and would sit for hours
lazily poring over tlie pages of some fas
cinating novel. In vain had her moth
er and dear, good sister reasoned with
iier. All their persauston seemed of no
avail, for she seemed only to take de
light when in the society of some vain
and worldly persons whose theme was J
fashion. She was a tall and rather
handsome brunette, with a stop as lofty
and majestic as a queen. Blanche was
delighted at having her for a companion
and friend. "She has no such scruples
about what is right' and wrong as some
others, and will be an excellent one to
confide in and help me win the love of
him I worship." j5o madly reasoned
site to herself.
Tlie death of her sweet cousin lmd not
softened her heart nor caused her to
banish the idea of obtaining that which
certainly belonged to another.
Eighteen months from tlie time we
first became acquainted with Clarence
Pierpont we meet him again, and this
time a guest of Grandma Marsh's, ami
dear old soul! she thinks nothing too
good for the child of her long-lost and
early loved friend.
lie had arrived the day Iwfore New
Years, and had been tliere but two days,
when we will again take tlie liberty of
becoming cognizant of his allairs. A
bright fire bums upon the hearth
of the same old but elegant "Franklin"
which had faithfully done its duty for
the last forty years, and whoso heavy,
brass-bound fender and highly polished
andirons had glistened as tho flames
illuminated the old parlor, while the
youthful hearts and merry faces
gathered around its clieering influence
and listened to the tales of "Bed Riding
Hood," "Babes in the "Woods," and
other stories suited to their childish
years; and then again these same ones
sat there as the tales of love and ro
mance had been poured into their will
ing oars; but now the scene is changed.
Though the fire burns as bright as then,
and everything looks the same, still the
hearts that beat within that gay young
couple who sit there alone beat uot like
those of yore.
The family have all sought repose,
with the exception of Cordelia, who lies
iffbed, deeply absorbed in the myster
ies of "Ernest Maltravcrs," and await
iug Blanche's appearance, leaving the
latter alone with Clarence.
"So Sonera is really to be married in
April?" aed Clarence, as she laid
down her lwok and was pretending to
"Do not go yet. Sit down. IshouhT
like very much to speak with vou a few
Blanehe. who had in reality no idea
of leaving, turned awl seated herself,
while her heart bounded within her
"Yes , the time is appointed and I am
to be bridesmaid," answered she, as she
rocked to and fro in grandmother's high
back chair, while herlittleslipper rested
upon tho edge of the fender.
"My dream is over, then, at last,"
sighed Clarence, looking mournfully at
the fire. "I never thought Sono'ri
would prove thus false, though I wished
her to obey her mother, and by doing so
J relinquished all claim to her hand at
present, though I thought she loved
me well enough to have waited a few
year?, when all might have turned out
right. But I see I was mistaken."
Then, looking at Blanche, he continued
'Think me not impertinent, dear
Blanche, by qucslionlng you thus close,
for it is a subject which is dear to my
heart. As you are her dearest and
most confidential friend, you seem the
most appropriate one to ask. Ifas
she over mentioned my name to vou
sinco I left?"
"Novor of her own accord ; but when
I would laughingly joke her upon the
subjeet she would laugh and toss her
head and say. '0, school girl fancies are
not "very lasting,'" replied Blanche,
Clarence seemed like one in a dream
for a few moments, as he dropped Ills
head upon his hand, exclaiming:
"Lost! lost!" Then rallying his feel
ings, he mid:
"I wish I was sure she was going to
marry somebody who was worthy of
her and who would make her happy.
Infatuated girl ! Can it be possible that
she loves Norman Mcintosh, who is so
different from her in every respect?
But surely she would not wed one whom
she did not love !"
That she loves Norman I cannot truly
say, but then he has that which will
sometimes buy love, though it never
could buy mine," replied Blanche, in an
"I never thought this of her," said
Clarence, rising and pacing the floor.
Then, seating himself beside Blanche,
he took her hand within Ills own:
"Blanche, dear Blanche, I love you as a
sister, ami as her friend, and may you
never kuow the anguish which rends
my heart ! To love, and not be loved in
return ! And yet I cannot bring my
mind to believe Hint this is so! She
whoseomed the very type of truth and
honor to trillo witli my affections thus!
Blanche, you have never loved. You
know not the first bewildering passion
which sweeps over the soul and causes
it to forget all else save the one object it
loves, but then" and his voice was
; husky with emotion "to find that ob-
jeel false! Ah! ovcu the strong man
must weep ! But, Blanche, hear mo.
still. I have loved her witli a love
which will cease but in death. I change
not tell her so. Toll her I remain true,
aud can repeat her own wowls, 'Hers
and no other,' for I can never love an
other. Tell her I still pray for her hap
piness, and that if we never meet on
earth again, I hope we may in Heaven,
where all will stand on equal footing,
the poor as well as the rich !"
Blanche had remained ntl this time
as still and pale as a marble statue, un
til, as he finished speaking, she leaned
heavily back in the chair, murmuring,
"Never loved ! never loved ! O, my
God !" while the great tear-drops rolled
down her cheeks.
"What is tlie matter, Blanche? For
give me if, in 1113' excitement, I said
aught to wound your pcrhajH too sensi
tive heart. But you would not, could
not blame me could you realize the
truth of those words:
Tlx sweet to love If you oan know
Tlie one you love Is true;
Itot, ah ! then convex the hitler ptK
Tlie one you love, loves not you ! "
"Spare me! spare me! Clareucc Pier
pont!" exclaimed Blanche, pressing
her bauds to her brow, and for a mo
ment she remained perfectly quiet.
Then arising she mid: "Another lime
I will listen. Good night," and giving
one long look, which spoke more than
her lips dared, she rushed from the
room, leaving Clarence perfectly bewil
dered. "What can this excitement mean?"
asked lie of himself. "Perhaps Sonora
has confided more to her than she Is
willing to tell, aud perhaps sho feels for
her friend. But, no ! this cannot be, for
she gave me to understand that I was
forgotten. Perhaps but no, how fool
ish! perhaps she loves me! But sure
ly not. She, the ricli heiress, who has
had so many admirers, stoop to love a
poor student ! No, it cannot be !"
As Blanche entered her room, Cor-
uuiiu my down her book and in her
usual languid tone said : "Why, you did
not sit up very long witli yoUr adora-
uie. un, 1111s is fo interesting!"
added, all in a breath.
Blanche made no reply, but throwing
uerseu across me ueu, souhed aloud
"Why, what is the matter, cousin?"
exclaimed Cordelia, raising up. "Are
"Yes, sick at heart! O, unhappy
Blanche!" exclaimed she passionately.
"Never loved! never loved! Would to
God I had not ! O, Delia, he loves me
not as I would he loved, but as a sister
as Iter friend. "Would that I were dead!
Mv heart, yes, my very soul, is bound
up in that man ; and then to hear him
say that he loves me as a friend that I
cauuot feel a3 he feels because I never
loved, and that he loves Sonora and her
only, aud will never wed another! O,
let me die! O, let medic!" screamed
the excited girl.
Such feeling as this was utterly un
known to the passionless, languid form
that reclined upon the edge of the
bed, and who" looked on perfectly
"I would not cry for the best man
living. Blanche, come, think no more
about him. If he cannot lovo vou. whv.
lit is no fault of his. Come, undre?s
yourself, and I will tell you about
"O, do not torture me by offering such
consolation as that, Delia, just as if one
could help their feelings!" exclaimed
Blanche impatiently. "You have never
seen one for whom you cared anything,
nor do I believe you ever will."
"No, I hope not, I am sure, if it re
quires much exertion. But, dear Coz, if I
cannot console you, I will try and go to
sleep," and turning upon lior pillow,
she was soon dozing, while Blanche re
mained in the same position, moaning
and talking to herself, till at last she
fell into a heavy slumber, from which
she was awakened by the cock's crow
ing, announcing that day-break was at
Arising, she laved her face and eyes,
and prepared to dress for breakfast, but
looKingiariiiiiercnt.y.rom uibwbi w
. .... e
before. Her face was pale as marble
and eyes sunken, while a sickly smile
plaved about her mouth, her whole
' , . , .. . ,
eottnionanen Iielmvlmr that some henvv
countenance betraying that some heavy
conflict had taken place within. She
had at last gained the victory and be
came mistress of her feelings once more;
but she was no longer the same girl.
Her dream of love, though short, was
over, and none know it, none susjiected
it, not even the object of it; at least he I to, ror it seems to me almost profanation
i. w .,.i :,. ii, u i,iif j, r..n ; to bo-low the named of iicrishablc hu
knew it not, and in this belief riie Tell j mnuHy upon thcse amQS lmpcrjsIm,Ie
happy. 'monsters. "Who would think of naming
Voor Blanche, though she tried hard i
to win the lover of her dearest friend,
ii i. i,. i .i.intu.i if r..i
though she had even stooped to false-
hood, still her hopcu had been frustrated ;
ere they had scarcely matured, without. 1
serious injurv to .
le parlies, though I
cither of the opposi
she might have been the means ofmak
ing both her vonnsr friends hearts liat-
pier by letting them know the state of
chcii ouiers icciiugs. i rom uiui morn- i
ing Blanche was au altered person,
wit no longer wore i .at sunny "! ftM
winch seemed so bewilching-a ralm.ITl.M
serene look seemed to have settled upon
her handsome features;
md her step
had lost it's buoyancy, though It was ,
as graceful as ever; but 1M
learned her first lesson, and well did she
profit by it in after years, for she had j
aud to wlion
lltimi llie Si F. AJU.J
Letter Prom the Big Tree.
"ouvn itAiiiT.it" nttiKS TiiHocRii Tttr: 1
"1-ai.t.ex xoxAixif-eoMi-AHiMtsii KAit. is
IIBSCnlUlNO TIIK SIZBOF THK TREES. ;
Bia Titnns. Jul v 1 1ST-1 1
Dear Alia: I arrived
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7n,l vS.ini! n 1 1
B throuil? uHfnl Ln
e through ueauiiiui green
lovely nue turougu ueauiiiui green
mountains, where the road led by a de
liciouslv cool stream, whoso water was
nlnnr na nrvcinl It ml. cir.l.. oi.il cl '
lentlv. or milky while, as" it foamed ami1
dashed over rocky declivities with a 1
rolhcksome air or don't-care-a-tivenes 1
peculiarly refreshing. Some of these 1
cascades I felt like dignifying with the
name ot wateriaii, iiui on reflection mey nan expected, but I rrom tho first
I came to the conclusion that it would did not wish to know their exact meas
be a libel on the waterfalls of San Fran- urement, and I felt their grandeur and
Cisco. Once in a whilo wo would come
to a place where the water was still and
silent and dark, as if it had known 1
trouble and had wandered off alone and
here settled to hide its misery in soli-
tude. Then, charmed by the loneliness, I
birds hovered over it, speckled trout
made their homes in its depths, and .
queer-eyed frogs sat solemnly on its I many must have fallen, these stood be
grecn banks, and every kind of llowcr' fore it, though they still bear tho
and fern sprang to life, watered by the 1 wounds and scars of the fiery conflict.
nourishment 01 its tears, and a perieet' through one 01 these lanen monarens,
marvel of quiet, peaceful beauty was ' whose heart has been eaten out by the
formed. Great, grim, burnt trunks devouring element, a ierson can ride on
next met us, but even they showed that horseback over a hundred feet. Mount
the law of nature is beauty, for green ed on "Selim," I rode into the black
and yellow moss had nearly covered the ' cavern and through to the other end.
branches, and lovely green fern-like ' When about half way through, the
vines were creeping about their trunks greatest terror of my whole lifo over
aud showing, like stars, their snowy 1 lowered mo ; I felt that I was going
flowers. Tho road Is a cowl one. and
the ascent so gradual that one does not
imagine at tlie end of tho journey that
he is twenty-five hundred feet above
Murphy's. There is a small portion of
dust left on the road that tlie people
have not yet swallowed; I had all I
WHISKY IN THK STAGE.
Two gentlemen rode up when I did,
and about every second revolution of
" .i.i n. nM,w
irnuiivniiri!riiikftitc9"nr "Have a
IIIU tUltV 1. v.. w ... j .... .j j .
invariablv in the affirmative, consider
able whiskv was disposed of during the
short trip." Tliere were but two passen
gers besides myself, and they were those
gentlemen whose "drinkitito" was so
powerful good, so you may imagine
that I did not enjoy myself quite as
much as is usual for me, for if tliere is
one thing I dislike more than another,
it N lo w a nnn exhibit his love for
ywiisuj so ostcntatiausij , it iooks as ii
nc was not ncccustomed to having sucn
luxuries at home,
AITUECIATION OF THK "-VI.TA."
Soon we began to observe that the
trees on the mountains bordering the
road were growing perceptibly larger in
contrast to those farther down, aud I
began to look out for the great "Big
Trees" that I came to see. AV.. enmo fn
one tiny cottage built of sliaks, where a
irnnin ,1 wnir.Ml 'it 11. rut.- .1-1
,, ......... ... ...u s.nu. x ue on ver
pauscil a moment to throw off a copy of;
have seen the beaming satisfaction that!
illuminated that pretty little womau's
tuu .1.11., ' mo n vou eo ii hi
lua'ussuciixciu-u .. t't"-4i our an
cient heart would have been cheered
and warmed to think that "away up in
the mountains" though this is, the Alia
is so well appreciated; for when the
feminine clement like a iiperyou may
be sure it is goou.
Fences, trees, "sheep, cattle, and more
trees, were passed like a Hash, and then
....... . . ... . T . y.w1 liml.nlil ltd
a suuucu turn iu inu i".. ".uo"" uiJ
uncxpectedii' ill sight of the Big Tree
Hotel, and iu a moment moro wo were
passing under the great arch made by
the two grim sentinels who have kept
watch and ward so many years that hu-
manltv dwindles to nothincness in com-
parison. Although wo paeil between
these great trees, I had no idea of their
size until days after, when, by constant
association and comparison with other
things, they seemed to grow in my mind
and show forth, hour by hour, in still
We drove up to tho hotel, having been
two hours and a half on the way from
Murphy's, and waited impatientlv for
lunch, which, when served, repaid the
delay. T found a number of people
there, some of the most intellectual and
refined, as well as many of the most
fashionable people in California in all,
a pleasant company. As soon as lunch
was over, Mr. l'crry brought round "Sc
lim," tlie renowned saddlo horse, and I
prepared to ride through the grove. On
my first visit Mr. Perry himself accom
panied me, to show me the way, but af
ter that I made my pilgrimages alone,
and almost lived in the grove ever
As vou enter the gate that encloses
the grove you only perceive a forest of
irees. i snaonw oi ut uvi
" . - , branches,
trees. A sliauow oi green, a strange,
j telling the secret of the abiding place of
j these giants of tho world. A smooth
I brown road leads with gentle curves,
and winding through a labyrinth of col-
. .i i.i t.
tiuins that support the great blue arch
of God's own tomple, for these living
columns, crowned witli verdure, seem to
reach to the very roof of the azure dome.
The trees are nearly all named, and af
ter somo general, minister, botanist, or
poet, and so many that I have no space
to iHirueuiarizc; nor in lact do i wisli
the thunder as it rolls through the heav-
t"s.or "e atr wc breathe, or the center
of ,1,e earth after some man or woman
...lm .., ,.m.,inH, 9i,nri.ii..i i.
eal celebritvV And do not these almost
immortal giants seem loo grand and
J-'iertiiii to Ue so tiemeai
through the forest, we c
pjisscd0 nmlly Oftliesow
; passed so many of tlieso wonders that I !
I began to feel sick auilfaiut as one after
itiiotner seemeu to lower higher and ,
'Sfr, io iook more gig-aniic ana tern-j
ipmr of r.r thr.t. ...... i..f.ri. ru i
a . . il . i a. . . '
trembled and shivered, and did not dare
!..!- .... r..- I .: .
Intion. iiko ome mother bereave.! ..f!"0Uls.c: ,t.sI'.(iu " he the most cheerful,
sonic mother bereaved of:".,. yv; " iv..u.f
her children-stripped bare by the icy ,
rlV he S'C
a, decnying, still she is nucen and '
mother of all, and a young pine tree has I
uiKon root near me top, and is grow ng, ... 1. .,i.t. 'V.. i I . V , , 1 " ,7' " .some preny creature may ieei men lieu
fresh and green, an emblem of life art ; le 1J ttj ? "?eter, lrg rep- head. 1 I.e. number of cells in a head is , to seold us for what we siy about soold
death. Bidintr around this wo-idroiis MesV11iH,,on!i .r lmnls dogs, horses generally from 7j to Uio; but even under , inS.IU.
V..... iV"Y..k ilr?"J,,S.""?. 1 ami farm-yard, and arouns of ruddv ' the best cultivation it is seldom that, we ! 0
" T."" E r f "u1 " .
wawu w UMH Jlllllttlll I
mind is almost Iircsimblb of realUInjr
, the awful size of these trees; the spirit '
refuses to recognize their grandeur. ,thcr
than in tlie overwhelming sense of
man's iufonontv. One bows in breath.
leS.S .1WC at tllC tilOllgllt Of tliO SllOrtllCSS
of ,,u,llan h'fe when this great growth of
in minimi me wnen 1111s great growth 01
' f l.m.cn tulc C ...... . .......1. t ..... . .t .
i.rauaiuua yjl staling IIUKIIU llieill
in tI,eir si,cnt ImmenMty. What awful
cl'agsi what great confusion of years;
,,. . nvi.n.itn.Tr i. : 1 . : 1 . : 1 : . . ;
what exhibition of tlie incxliaustibilitv
of God's power, shows in these giants of
the forest world!
sm: OK TU,: thki.
Somo visit these trees and with a rule
in nanti go laughingly from tree to tree
and dare to measure them, and some
s-iy they are not so great or grand as
wondrous size with my llrst sight, and
eacii successive hour spent in fearful
worship at their feet increased my belief
i the glory and power and wisdom of
God, vlio raised this mighty work, and
who docth all things well,
Years ago, none can tell how many, a
great fire swept tills forest, and though
throuch the dark portals of the crave,
and the chill of death was In my heart
as my horse carried me on through the
darkness, and when I perceived tlie first
ray of light again my heart bounded
with thankfulness such as Christian ex
perienced, after lie had been down iu
the dark valley, and had begun to rise
on tho other side. I then returned to
, o' " ,00T 'i
1 of the great stump, whicl
I large that I and my horse were
the root of the tree and looked up at the
large that I and my horse were pigmies
ocsiuc it. ivnu starting mencc louowed
i o prono ga-o 3.0 feet, to where
another ponderous column had fallen
directly across this, and buried the rest
in the earth. At this point the trunk
was twelve or more feet broad, as where
the road passes over it I saw that it
was broader than the whole length of
"Selim" by considerable. I then went
back again to the opening that led
through the tree, and looked again at
,. . " ... I. . . v .
1 l".D t-- """ ., ..y icssuuuuuri.,
a "oracnian can easily ride, and
n , ....... of . , r.'ia
i : : " ;,T. .w... , .:"
1 ' i-iu.i. . uiiiraiti! oi, util a
cavern of this magnitude iu a tree seems
even vet beyond me to acknowledge.
Trees there aro also in Soutli Grove
where fire has hollowed out great places
where from one to sixteen horses and
their riders can enter at once and turn
without trouble; and in this grove is
ono tree which I rode into, turned and
came out without even touclilnc
By the time I had seen all these it
was neariv unrii. aim I nwrn.ir.iti..
turned my horse back to the lfotel
splendid suppei, well served, was re
nnei. well served, was remit-
and after doing it more than justice.!
went to my room, where I full asleep
listening to tlie music evoked from the
t.Tn... I... Anlm I.....I! . . -
I'.ti.iu un.-... niv .u.uiiesi. gins i ever
saw as perfectly delicately beautiful as
t a niy.
cannot rojuwrtt: thi:m
J thinci vase.
In the morning "Selim" was brought
up, I was off again lo the forest -i?ter
1 1 ....... 1 r.. . n . . . 1 ...... . ...It..
uicamiisi, aim again i -y-yj ju, j.
, amazement and wondor at these nvir
vcllous trees. Trees seem too tame and
small a name for them they should be
designated the pillars of tho Temple of
God. I passed almost the entire dav in
wauderinc aimless v from
another, or sitting tlll and listening to
t the soft wailing sigh of tlie branches
i overhead as they ever kept up the re
frain as thougii it were some strange,
wicnl secret they wished to tell, and as
mortal car could not understand, they
sadly, softly sighed. Again I went to
the Monarch, who had lalien, and rode
back and forth and up and down, and I
tried to compare it with anything else I
had ever seen, by which I could give
those who had no idea of it some crite
rion by which they could mentally
measure it, but it is impossible. I
thought of everything, and then as my
glance would fall again on the tree, I
would despair, and think of nothing,
but only be lost in wondering amaze
ment. These trees are more terrible
than death, for death decays, but these
stand forever, grim and defiant and im
perishable, scoffing alike at Timo and
On my return I -went to the bath
house, took a rufreahing hath, and
looked with interest at tlie steam laun
dry and the lathe where thev make the
curious little articles from the wood and
bark of the "Big Trees" which they
sell to those of the travelers who wish
to carry away some little memento of
ineir trip, borne sections of this bark
are over thirty inches from the outer to
uie inner eugc. J. on leaving there,
went down to visit tho "chip of the old
block," which is a section of flmstmnn
on which is built tho Summer House.
Last Suuday there was divine service
held on the stump, and thirtv-live per
sons were present. Thev carried the
melodeon down, and Mr. and Mrs.
Kichardson sang, and the scene was a
very impressive one. "When one thinks
of the stump of a tree on which a large
melodeon, a table and thirtv-live per
sons could stand without difficult v,
there can be sonic slight idea rormetlof
its size; but until one lias breathed be
neath their great branches, and stood in
their shadows, and contrasted their
strength witli his feebleness, their age
with his three score and ten, and their
immensity with his littleness, there can
"" ln'e '"W be tormed of the.-e
columns oi the temple of God.
Amusements for the Young,
The iinifortauce of urroundi'r the'
young with cheerful objects is seldom
recognized. How often is
nursery the dullest room in the
,' .,; .iV 7 ve-
, ".'iT1 . 11 l,al.l.t'r" ' ut,-l'l V' 1
h'"? V!ff,.? i V',"rJl'V
Ki'K elephants-cheerful :
. alI.l I - t
if.i" "'&' .1 . V. T
J ,, . , " , , , , P : ,, , ""' !
mate the spirits of the little inhabitants '
i i'? 1m,R"uri'- Their eyes aud ears 1 of ceasing in our etforts to improve, tin-! growing wild on our mountains, in vast
should be, as far as possible, kept closed j til the ultimate possibilities of the en- ' abundance, which may be easily trans
to all scenes and relations of horror and j deavor have leen reached. , planted, and which lend a charm to the
cruelty. The excitement of the natural . It is moreover claimed that if we dooryard, in winter, by breaking the
terror of the child at darkness and soli- could succeed in crowing a perfect head 1 dreary monotony which would other
hide must be carefully avoided, ami no that N, in filling every cell with a wise pevail, as well as make a shady re
thrcats of summoning ghosts, bogies, I grain of what nature would then de-1 treat from the heat of summer, liutn
old witches or other monsters, so fearful velop still other cells. A close examina- ber is cheap, witli which to build arbors
to the childish imagination, should ever tion of any healthy seed will exhibit .and other resorts, picturesque and at
le permitted. ' certain rudimentary formations, which ' tractive, and surround all with a fence,
With increasing age youth finds in ' goes to support such a supposition. , neat aud useful. There is nothing to liiii
tiie companionship of its fellows the so- 1 If these sayings are facts, and we be-1 der those living here, haviiigtheirhoines
ciety which is essential to its happiness j Iieve they are, and incontrovertibly es-, neat, attractive and inviting; and yet
and acquires that knowledge of the tra- j tablishcd, it will lie perceived that we It is rarely that we see a home decorated
ditionary games of ltoyhood and girl-' are generally raising but about half as ! witli these adornments. YVhy is this
hood which is an endless source of gai-1 much wheat as we should raise from so? Are our farmers moro regardless of
ety and pleasure. 'Hie top, Imll, mar- 1 any given area ; and, moreover, it will I the happiness and pleasures of their
bles, tog, leap-frog, hare and hounds, , be long before an absolutely full car of' families than those of other States?
prisoner's base, and many other amuse- wheat will lie produced. 7. ' We incline to think not, but that they
incuts of the young, with their varied have rather become careless and negli
inducements to active exercise of the' Anon Peofi f Gmllc People Tlie ' Sen' of these matters. Moat fathers
body and enlivening influences upon young la.lv who fets her mother do the ve?li if they realized the attractions
tlie annual spirits, have a value to the ironing for fear of soiling her hands the w'Ill'u a really handsome home hohjs to
child proved by the experience of all miss who wears tJ",,n sIte8 ' a nllny,a child, spend the requisite time and
time and all countries. "We regret, day, and the voting gentleman who js money 111 its decoration, but haying be
however, to learn that as they involve nshamed to be cen walkin" with idg 1 come usetl to tlie bare yards and dilapi
a certain roughening and dirtying of) father i dated fences, pass them by unmindful
the hands, reildeiiing or the face, and lud'utlrious reonlc The voting lady ' the levolviiiS upon them,
disheveling of the hair, and unquestion-! wj10 mi,is romances in bed" the friend Many a child would be saved from an
able wear and tear of the clothes, many j wj,o is alwavs engaged when vou call i early abandonment of home and a life
parents discountenance them. They are the correspondent who cannot ilnd time of dissipation by a little care on on the
denounced by the over-refined as the lo answer your letter ' ' lwrt f l',e Prents in this one particii-
gamea of the rude children of a rude, humMe JVe-fe. The wife who blacks ! r Oregon Kcjtubltean.
u..v. 1 ..v. (j"" '""b"'"'"
nicer oirspnng 01 inodcni civilization!
rhey undoubtedly aflord the young just 1
flint nnttiltitinr win ef maufnl avftitnmaitt
and physical action in which they de-.
light, and from which both mind and
ivaa wa a-,ua t 1 (lilllltl ( AVII VIIICH.
body receive so much benefit. Wc
therefore decide, without much hesita
tion, in the case of fine clothes rs.
neaiiny aim nappy cnuuren, leaving
w.e line c.oiiies, as , uie lawyers say, we
believe, "to be cost for damages."
Parents should not onlv encourage
thclr children to play these famous old
games out of doors, but make abundant
provision tor their children s amuse,
ment at home. Knowing tlie prejudice
against cards, which, perhaps, from the
bad company they are often associated
witli, is not very unreasonable, we do
not venture to commend nlMohitetr
their iie. Phililren. hnu-ever r. miwt I
say, take, according to our ex.periencc,a
greater aim more constant interest in
these "deMl's books," as the Scotch
minister terms tliem, than iu almost
any other game, and this without the
stimuius of gain. Their asiicct, which
is ordinarily bright and cheerful, entices
the youthful eye, and the various
changes and combinations the cards ad -
...1. i... .! .
11111 01 .ue uiinn-iiijc iiruvucatious to
their curiosity. Without cards, how-
ever, there are draughts, chess, domi
noes, and home billiards, to which, we
believe, the most scrupulous do not now
object. Parents and guardians should
be careful to supply these games and
whatever else may conduce to the inno
cent amusement of children. Harper
The Longest Bkiikik in the
World. The Tensas or Mobile bridge,
or bridges, on tlie Mobile and Montgom
ery railroad, extends from Tensas sta
tion on tlie M. and M. road to the city
of Mobile, a distance of fifteen miles,
crosslinr both Mobile and Tensas rivers,
and including ten draws, one for each of
the navigable channels into which tho
rivers are divided. The bridce Itself Is
constructed of wood, but its pillars or.
t ....... ...I. .Mi rnfil '
suppuris are iron cyiuiueis, uu
on a solid surface of wooden piles driven
down evenly with thc bottom of the
stream and the mud of the intervening
morasses. It has been three years m
course d construction, at a cost of about
$1,500,000, and now that it has been suc
cessfully completed, it Is perhaps tho
longest structure on the globe.
More American women are now trav-
1 cling I if Ku rope than men
Tke Marriage Altar.
I have draw n for you manv nicturew
brief, but brixhtsoene or beautiful life
It is the marriage altar; a lovely female
clothpd in all the freshness of youth unci
surpasiing beauty, leans upon the arm
of him to whom she had just plighted
her faith, to whom she had just "iven
herself up forever. Look in her eves
ye gloomy philosophers, and tell me, If
you dare, that there is no happiness on
earth. See the trusting, heroic devotion
which impels her to leave country and
parents for a comparative stranger. She
has launched her frail bark upon a. wide
and stormy sea; she has handed over
Iter happiness and doom for this world
to another's keeping; she lias done it
fearlessly, for love whispers to her that
her chosen guardian ami protector hears
a manly and noble heart.
"We have all read of the husband who,
in a moment of haty wrath, said to her
who but a few months before united her
faith to his "If you aro not satisfied
with my conduct, go, return to your
ineiiiis anu your Happiness." "And
will you cive me back that whfoh T
broiILHlt farvnnf'nalr.1 n Tf.
...:( .ii. ' it i .. . ,V7!"",,"I5
V im . Tl 1IL ."'l"le1
iicuiiu smut Willi VOU I eovel it .
not!" "Alas," she answered, "I thought
not oi my wealth J spoke of my maiden
affections of my buoyant hope of mv
devoted love. Can you give these back
to me?" "No!" said tlie man, throw
ing himself at her feet "no, I cannot
restore these; but I will do more; I will
keep them unsullied and unstained; J
will cherish them through my life, and
in my death, and never asain will I for
get that I have sworn to protect and to
cheer her who gave to me all she held
most clear. ' Did I not tell you that
there was poetry in a woman's look a
woman's word? Sec it here the mild,
i.n 1 1 ! . . -,.r r i . ,
f,..i.i- .i-jr.w. ... iuvu winning uacu,
roni its harshness and rudeness, the
stern and unyielding temper of au an-
gr man. .u, it creation's lairer sex
only knew their strongest weapons,
how many of wedlock's fierce battles
1 would be uiifoiiglit how much of nn-
I happiness and colduce would
Thk Popsiihmties or Wheat
un examining Uie organization
of a head 1
. wiiesu, ii win oe iouiki mat
each gram occupies a cell, ami that gen-
--- ... ...v . ..... urau
tiicreoi, lor every uiree eel s -niie.
These empty 'cells a so, for Ihe-eU
",ost l1 wiH.be found interspersed woman never seems divine. But we
?iV,S. t!,c.s??in? or. ee."s. .,v,,,cli a,re"" say more on tlie subject, or
find the number of grains to exceed 00: !
mer-.irom 10 10 us is lie general average of
f a . . , J I
,,!uo,', c'lu":-, fs as nnttire lias evi-
more ill number, we slinnlil never tl.inL-
S..1 . ? ?.L ""Ul
her huDan.rs hoots, and the man who
thlnUs you do i,iul t0o much honor. !
Perteculcd People. Woman by that '
. . ? . ' 1
teachers, and all poor people by societv
IVMIH ninii lOlf J Tllut iwtMilit.i nu.l
Timid rcople.A lover about to pop
the question, a man who does not like
to be shot at, aud the steamboat com-
, witIl lne; cholera.
jcnfl iC0Jc.-The man who kicks
people when they are down, and the
1 ,.i,in-i:.n-.M,n r...-
( 1er 1 J 1
Unnomdur People. A fat man in an
omnibus, a tail man in a crowd, and a
snort man on parade.
JTahnnnu I'snniir niii UnUW o.,.i
. . ............ W..V. ' ' "'......"..J n.n.
Scmiblc People You and I.
. T. .f!--, en -
6..v ,..,8.,.t1 "'
1 " ofwlyuays.
' ra1HM5oTfi the, ilecii-tangled wild wpoI,"
I w,10" unfetter as the mountain air
our "S htsonie f.wtstcivs were wont to
, ""e-uie rustic cnuren to which, with
! Iw relurning day of peaceful, lio y rest,
' led lP' thc ha.l,d ,of parental affection, we
.useil to reimir imt almve nil tlie hnine
I , , 1 . . 7.
i of " 'lomestic enjoyment", the sanctu-
...j v.. ..iu .n...,.j ui.t.v, i.u.vf j mtjes .vim i.
the guidance of a father's counsel and a .
mother's love, we iwssed thc sunny , discontent. Some people ara never
hours of life's sweet springtime, all rise j content with their lot, let what will
, . , , ..I.m.iaa full I ...... ...... PlnniL mill .1., l-lrnaaa . -.. a....
of purest delight and tenderest assoeia-!
t tons. J
And these reminiscences lose none or j
in grateiui, toon ruiiieiii"...!
their interest from the circumstance
that the same stot which was coiise-
! crated to hope and gladness was in t ie
1 . ... I . r- . t ... n ilocf irt II..
onward liigui oi muv ..c...... , matters oi compulsion. wesawastriK-
visiteil by disappointment and sorrow. ; ing illustration the otlier day of the in
It wtts not only the abode or the fondly . firll,ity we Sl)eak of iu tlle corniuct of a
loved, but there yc witnesseI the de-1 chiIj about three years oW lre wag
parturc of the early Io-t. I Here, too, a crying because his mother had shut Uie
father blest us with his dymg breath, paricfdoor. "Poor thing," said a noigh
and ba.Ie us meet him m the better j ,or compassionately, "you have shut
land. t tho child out." "It's all the same to
GitKELEY's Cathxct. The Cincin
nati UommerckU lias arranged Horaces
cabinet as follows: Adams, of Massa
chusetts, for the state department;
Grocsteck, of Ohio, for tho treasury:
Palmer, of Illinois, for war; Walker, of
Virginia, for the navy ; Julian, or Indi
ana, for tlie interior: Kv rfs. fif Ttnr
ork, for attorney general; and Forney,
of Pennsylvania in case he should
come out for Greolev for
The rin.il Oooil.
ItT At.PBED TESXYSOV.
.w. ,rLwt th' Komehwr good
M MU the final rohI of itl,
iweos or donht and taints of blood; '
Thill,i . -'!
' S5 w""n walks with abnlaia freti
i " on life hall he iU-it)ihK J
W hen Owl hath made the pile nH
"H;"1 ot "wn lm etoven In vain:
Or but Mibvrvrj! another's gain. " ! ,:
B'-!.ot.l wc know not anything- '
1 ,n b Irtw Uiataoo.1 shall B '.i
At la-Nt far olT-t to all ,
And every WteteTehlanfV sjirlnr. -
So ran my ilrt am: hut what am I '
An intuit crying In the nicht; ' r
Au infant rr Inir for the light ;
nl with no lunguage bat a rrv.
Seolding is mostly j habit. There is
not much meaning Tn if. 16 Is often
tho result of nervousne, ami sin irrita
ble condition of both mind and kodv.
A. person is tired, or annoyed at some
trivial cause, and forthwith conimaiiees
"t "f. .,,rt"" """"S8"' OV"
I eryuwiy in reacu.
I meowing is a imwt very easily limned.
It is astonishing how soon one who in
dulges in it at all becomes addicted to it
and confirmed in it. It is an unreason
ing and au unreasonable habit. Per
sons who once get into the way of seold
ing always find something to scald
about. If there was nothing else, tt hoy
would fall a scolding at the tnera ab
sence of anything to scold at. The' con
stant rumbling of distant thunder,
caterwailings, or a hand organ under
one's window, would le less Unpleas
ant. The habit is contagions. Ones intro
duced into a family, it is pretty certnin,
in a short time, to affect ail the mem
bers. If ona of them begins always
finding fault about something, or noth
ing, the others are very apt soon to take
it up, and a very unnecessary bedlam is
People in the country more readily
fall into the habit of scoliliutr than neo-
j pie in town. 'We suppose It is lieeause
I they have less to oceupy ami divert
i their attention. "Women contract the
habit more freouentlv than men. TIiih
may be because they live more in the
, house, in a confined and heated, atmos
inhere, very trying to the nervous svs-
iciit aim me iieaitu 111 general: audit
may be, partly, that their natures are
Dkcobatk Your Homes. There is a
reckless disregard of the many little at
tractions, which nifty, in our State, be
thrown around a home with but Utile
i nnilnv nf lime or labor. Ewrfrwuis sra
French inventor has .patented an
apjmratus for swimmers. For the hands
he has a large membranous fin, which
is held in its place by loops passing over
the fingers and a strap around the wrist.
The surface presented to tlie water by
1 "s 18 w lar8 to add greatly to
i effectiveness of the strokes of the
arm, uui noi so ihiko us 10 ".imu-i inc.
muscular power. Their effect i3to re
duce very much tho cfi'urt required to
swim without them. But Uie greatest
ingenuity is displayed in the torm ana
fitness of tlie fins for lees which are at
tached to the ankles and are so formed
that they act upon the water both in
tlie movement of briiieme the logs to-
j - - - - . . w . -,
I gemer ami iiirowiug uieui .
act ftiielv in "treading water," as swim
? ii . ..... .. .w... mmH.. iMilr.
: mers can it, mat uur win '
, H'nU -with the
' if not ou the water, at least in It
i -n-wraiMg alKt w,thout it, ts very muvu
between rowing a
, JJ, the ,mIKie ami the blade of
The old swimmer has no trou-
. , tlle fin!S at first trial, aud is
- igtH, ,5 fi,i with what ease ne can
withoHt exhaustion. He easily
j ,ms twice as fast -with the apparatus
. ...i.i ... ti o.ul lie enn sustain Inm.
as wiiii"" ., r :
j- for i,OUrs uion the wator, or swim
i imjiv... ...... ....... .. . . c . c.
their heads alike, whether it rail
shines. To them every incident
nccitlent or a calamity. Even
, they have their own way, they like it
better than your way, and. Indeed,
consider their most voluntary acta as
I . . . ... - .
, him," said the mother; "be woum
door. It's a peculiarity of that boj , at
if lie is loft itlir 6Udy on either
side of a door, he
out and rebels aceorditigli " J?
older children who take the same vlen
nf tiling. Ex. , "
A Tennessecjlrl broke
it 1 called him in anu iei f""-.;-;
eve or uer wJ2Mir with, her
went tiiro gn "''.".irlted hour.
in a situs, '