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It is the night before the bridal. Ev
erything is preared the bridal tros
seaus, with all their gay appendages.
The tables are spread in an adjoining
room, laden with the richest gifts
friends and money can procure. All is
ready for the brides, who are to stand
beforo their God and take upon them
those vows which will render them
either happy or miserable for life. Thero
is to be a double wedding Norman and
Sonora, Harry and Allele.
The Colonel and his wife were de
lighted witli Harry's choice, and freely
gave their consent to the union, which
was to take place at the same time with
Souora's, when the youthful couples
were to start immediately for Mrs.
Summer's home at the South.
Everything was at last arranged to
their satisfaction, and the older part of
the family had retired, leaving tho lov
ers, with Blanche and Cordelia Marsh,
together with Claude Montrose and An
drew Colter, the former a friend of Nor
man's and the latter of Harry's, who
were to act as groomsmen on the follow
ing day, in the parlor to enjoy them
selves alone for a while. Music and
slngiug occupied them for some time.
At last Blanche having arisen from the
piano, Andrew Colter, a bachelor of
"Well, come, let us talk over the wed
ding affairs, for that is what we are here
for. Harry, stand up there," taking
him by the shoulder; "and Miss Sum
mers, allow me to escort you by his
Bide," as he ofTered her his arm laugh
ingly. "Now, Norman and Sonora,"
and placing Blanche and Cinude Mon
trose on either side, ho took his own
place, with Cordelia, by the side of
Harry and Adele. "Here wo are, just
as we are to look on the morrow. I(
never was so near being married before.
I don't know how I shall survive it,"
said he, looking so ludicrous that the
whole party burst out laughing.
"What was that?" asked Sonora, as
their merriment ceased. "Hark! there
it goes again!" and listening, a heavyUheyull repaired to their rooms to dress
groan was distinctly heard in the back
parlor opaning upon the conservatory.
"Perhaps it is Bissey fallon asleep
among the flowers," said Harry, joking
ly. "You know she is very fond of the !
beautiful! I will go and see." and pro
ceeding to the conservatory, looked cau
tiously around, but could perceive noth
ing to call forth such a sound. Coming
back again, he observed, "Sis, I guess
you are a little nervous. It was only
"Porhaps you are right, dear brother,"
said feonora, endeavoring to appear
"Come, Dell, sing us another of your
sweet songs," said Harry, lending his
beautiful betrothed to tho piano. "It
will dispel these nervous fears."
Complying with his request, she was
followed by the rest joining in a merry
chorus, till at last, tired and sleepy, they
dispersed to their separate apartments,
except Claude and Andrew, who boarded
at the Astor House, and who could not
be prevailed upon to stay. Thoy prom
ised to be on hand at an early hour the
following day. As they descended the
steps the former remarked:
"What a happy fellow my friend Nor
man is in the possession of the lovely
Miss newitt. I quite envy him his
"Do not envy him, but 'go thou aud
do likewise,' " responded the jovial
bachelor. "There are plenty of ladies
in tho land, and thoro never was a Jack
without a GUI."
"Thank you; you are complimentary,
but upon my soul ! I think I shall 'set
my cap,' as the saying is, for tho charm
ing brunette, Miss Marsh," replied his
"Ah, I see! Well, I wish you good
success in your undertaking," said An
drew, as they ascended the stairs of the
hotel, where, wishing cacli other good
night, they separated, the one to his
bed, to seok rest in peaceful slumber,
and the other to the gaming table, for
Claude Montrose was a libertine and a
Andrew Colter was, as we have satd, a
bachelor. Ho was born in the good old
State of New Jersey, and was, at the
time we introduce him, about forty
His round rosy face always had a smile
for a friond, and wherever he was he
was the life of the company. He had
been engaged for many years in the
Canton Tea Company, and had but late
ly returned from England, where he
had been upon some business. On the
steamer ho fell in witli Claude Mon
trosc, a young Frenchman, and both
stopping at the same hotel, soon be
came friends, though Andrew did not
particularly fancy Claude, whom he
certainly would havo thought less of
had he known his true character. No
wonder that Claude and Norman' toon
became linn rnends, for vice always
finds its equal.
Tho day has at length arrived when
Sonora is to became tho bride of Nor
man Mcintosh. The warm April sun
as it pccp3 in at her window arouses her
from her uneasy slumbers. Starting
up, she exclaimed, "To-day! Can it be
possible that this is my wedding day?"
and finking back upon her pillow, she
remained for a while buried in thought.
At length she arose, and falling upon
her knees, she once more invoked the
blessings of God to aid and strengthen
her in that dreaded hour when she
should stand before Hlni and give her
hand without her heart. As she arose
from her knees, feeling considerably re
freshed in mind, the merry voices of
Conlelia and Blanche at the door caused
her to make a hasty toilet and descend
to the breakfast room, where she was
met by Adele, looking so happy and
radiant that her own heart sunk again
Mrs. Hewitt, Harry and Norman were
in the garden, culling some of the early
spring ilowers and enjoying the fresh
breeze. The Colonel stood at the win
dow, looking over the morning paper,
but as his daughter entered laid it
down, and coming towards her, said:
"&o this is the last morning we shall
breakfast together for a long time, my
pet?" and putting his arms around her,
drew her towards him.
Sonora leaned heavily against her
father's breast, but her heart was too
full for tears, and she remained perfect
ly quiet, scarcely breathing, though the
hand which rested in his trembled a
Httlo and felt so icy that the Colonel
raised his child's head to see if she In
deed breathed. Sonora. raised Iter eyes
and met those of her father fixed upon
her with such an affectionato look that
she for a moment lost her command,
and would have thrown herself at his
feet and begged him to have released
her from the snaro which seemed to be
cast about her just then. Her mother
and the gentlemen entering caused her
to release herself, as she returned the
morning salutation. Harry was the
only one who noticed her agitation
nothing regarding his idolized sister es
caped his watchful eye.
The breakfast was passed over with
great merriment, even Sonora joining
in with the rest, for a moment forget
ting her own feelings. The morning j
was passed by the girls in the little bou-,
doir of Sonora, looking over and rear-
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ranging the dresses and the numerous
trinkets which were to adorn the fair
forms of the brides. Lunch being over,
for the wedding, which was to lake
place at four o'clock.
The house was darkened from top to
: bottom in the latest fashion of the day,
and tho gas turned on full force, till all
within doors was literally in a blaze of
light, for in tills, like everything else,
Mr3. Hewitt insisted upon having it her
way, and nothing would do but the ex
treme of fashion. Sonora's desire was
that she might be married nuictlv.
without any ostentacious display, but
not so witli her mother, who wished
her friends to think that her daughter
had made a brilliant match, aud bril
liant indeed it seemed. The lights from
at least fifty burners cast their reflection
upon the superb mirrors which graced
the walls on all sides, aud upon the ele
gant plate arranged upon the table and
designated as "bridal gifts."
All was splendor, wealth and magnifi
cence, and as tho few friends who had
been so highly honored as to be invited
began to assemble, all seemed happi
ness and gayety. A line of carriages
was drawn up before the door reaching
half way around the park. The Rev.
Dr. of Grace Church had already ar
rived. When Sonora, who stood gazing out
of her window like one in a dream, was
told that all was ready, aud that Harry
was, waiting to take the lead, Norman
came forward and smilingly offered her
his arm, which she took without rais
ing her eyes or appearing to notice any
At length the rustling of silks an
nounced the appearance of the expected
brides, who were dressed precisely alike.
Their dresses of richest white moire,
covered with one of the most elegant
point lace, and a veil to match, which
swept the floor as they walked, gave to
mem an almost royal appearance, and
indeed their dresses could scarcely be
excelled even by tho rovaltv them
selves. A magnificent set of pearls was
their only ornament, save those of nat
ural orange-buds, which lightly held
the delicate fabric upon their heads.
Blanche and Cordelia were each robed
in elegant but perfectly plain white
silk dresses, whose ample skirts gave to
them a majestic appearance. They
wore no ornaments of any kind, with
the exception of a delicate wreath of
jessamine upon their heads. Harry and
Adele took the lead, as they were to be
married first, followed by Andrew Colter
aud Cordelia Marsh; then came Norman
and Sonora, followed by Blanche and
Claude, and behind all walked the Colo
nel, his lady and Mrs. Summers.
Harry and Adele with their attend
ants took their places upon the floor,
and in a few moments were joined to
gether by the holy tic of matrimony.
Stepping back a little, they made room
for the other party in front, who imme-
diatelv took their places. Norman ap-
peared perfectly composed, but bonora,
whose face was the same color as her
dress, seemed so agitated that it was
with difficulty she could gain command
enough over herself to remain standing.
The ceremony was nearly through, and
the minister had just pronounced the
sentence, "If there are any present who
have anything against this union, let
them now speak, or forever after hold
their peace," a rattling was heard in the
hall, and in nn instant a female figure,
enveloped in a large cloak and hood,
rushed into the room exclaiming:
"I I have stop! T, Catherino de
Midler, forbid the marriage of Herbert
Norman Burke, my would-be murderer,
the murderer of my daughter, from pro
ceeding further," and throwing tho
cloak and hood upon the floor, revealed
a tall and graceful form, arrayed in a
most becoming suit of mourning. Pro
ceeding at once towards Norman, who
had neither moved nor stirred, but
seemed perfectly paralyzed, she stood
still with her arms folded, eyeing him
with a look such as might make the
stoutest heart quail.
Blancho and Cordelia were trying to
restore Sonora, who had fainted tho mo
ment she had heard that voice, for she
recognized it at once as being "Old
Mrs. Summers was tryiug to console
Mrs. Hewitt, who had lost all command
of her nerves and was screaming, "Oh,
my child! my dear child!"
Tho venerable minister had seated
himself, and with the guests, seemed
Tho Colonel and Harry advanced at
once to the side of the strange lady, for
so she was, notwithstanding she had
assumed the appellation of "Old Katy."
Turning to the Colonel, she said:
"Sec that he escapes not," pointing to
Norman. "Think not that I came here
to make a disturbance without a cause,
but thank me that I saved your child
from becoming tho wife of that villain,"
and sinking upon a lounge, she seemed
utterly exhausted for a few moments.
Norman, whose teeth fairly chattered,
tried hard to speak, but his tongue
seemed to cleave to tho roof of his
mouth, and grasping the back of a
chair, leaned heavily upon it, while
Claude Montrose remained standing be
side him. Claude seemed to whisper
something, and at last Norman stam
ntii. ....... i ... . . .
-n wmib means mis intrusion .-
Wh what risrht have vou thus to inter- !
fere in my business, and which does not
concern you, whoever you are?"
"Whoever I am!" exclaimed Cather
ine de Midler bitterly. "You pretend
you do not know, hey?" and walking
towards him she raised her thick and
glossy black hair from her forehead and
revealed to his gaze a deep scar. "Do
you know that? Do you know me
now? Ah, my time has come, Nor-
man and I will have my revenge," and cntiulted to ml plant. ''The'ld
turning to the company, she continued: marjoram or oreganum finds an abuud
"Thlnk me not wild or crazy, though anco of such land to thrive In upon the
my troubles have nearly made me so, I shores of the Straits and the Sound, cs-
niv;i... .,u. . , ' peeially at Stcllacoom, where it grows
but attribute my excitement, my fren- 0 thtslay with such luxuriance that
zy, to a mother's wrongs. I am no the aroma from it, which is very pun-
witcn," looKing at Ulancne and Sonora, gent, is sometimes quite overpowering, and 5 high just sulllciently large to au-
who had partly recovered "thouch I 11,8 Ba,u u"11 1110 utcrnu onjainonna nut nun stanuingupngnt. ineoouom
i' h ii have discovered, in connection with the I of tho cago was studded with nails so
assumed that disguise to better enable I 0ij Snanlsh missions, manv records of! that his fSt should have snaco only he
me to carry out my purpose of finding
out the wretch, and whom I have at
last fouud," giving Norman another
look. "When you have heard my story
you will not blame me." Then, turning
to Colonel Hewitt, she continued : "I
arrest your expected sou-in-law on the
charge of an attempt to murder me in
the neighborhood of your county scat at
Bridgeport on the night of over a
A half-uttered groan from Sonora, and
another from Blanche, were the only
sounds that disturbed the death-like
, , ", . , ....
As Catherine opened the outside door,
( there rushed in two police officers, who,
i laying hands upon the "aristocratic"
and superbly moustached
groom, said, "You arc our prisoner."
Norman's countenance betrayed the
inward fear, though he pretended to be
i,-n.. t fi 1 :i 1 j 11 .
ry brave and o feci highly indignant
at such proceedings as lie turned to
Colonel Hewitt, saying:
"Sir, there is some mistake here. This
ii. r ,,
woman takes me for some other person,
though she calls me Norman; still I
know not to what sho refers; neither
have I the honor of the other names
which she sees fit to designate me by;
but rather than prolong a scene, already
so obnoxious to the feelings of those
present, as well as casting a gloom upon
this happy couple," looking at Harry
and Adele, "I will retire with these
men, who, of course, must perform their
duty. My friend, Mr. Montrose, has
kindly offered to accompany me, where
1 snail have an opportunity of proving
all things satisfactorily, aud or clearing
a character which has never before been
tarnished even by a suspicion," and
turning as he waved a graceful adlou,
ho allowed himself to be hand-cuffed
and escorted on each sido by an officer
of the law, while his friend walked be
hind. Mount Shasta. Tlie ireka Union
says: "All the travelers who visit this
country for the first time go into rap
tures over -Mount biiasta. it is not a
curiosity, but something greater. It Is
one of the grand sights of the world; in
some respects, perhaps, the grandest. It
Is true there are higher mountains, but
we Know or no other so roueu in granu
j cur. Other mountains arc high because
placed on lofty pedestals. Mount Shas
ta, like a single dome, rises solitary and
alone from the common plane of the
earth. You stand In the plains of Shasta
and your eye sees It from summit to
base at a single glance. You seo before
you, rising out of the plain in which
you stand, a dome which reaches 12,000
feet heavenward above you."
Who Named Oregon ?
Who named our country, and when
was it named? arc questions which will
bo asked with increasing Interest as we
develop and Increase in the (tomlng
years. There seems to be no definite
history which transmits from the post a
record of those incidents which led to
the early voyages and narrates their re
sults, but we know that twenty-one
years after Columbus landed ntSan Sal
vador, the first point of discovery, Bal
boa crossed the Isthmus of Darien and
claimed the Pacific ocean as the domin
ion of his Spanish sovereign. Follow
ing up the conquest of Mexico, not long
after that time, Cortex built and
launched ships at Tehuantcpec, which
explored the north coast, and these
Spanish navigaters sailed as far north
as Vancouver's Island, explored tho wa
ters of Tuget's Sound and left their
names for theStraitsof Fucaand for the
Islands which now are In dispute be
tween the United States aud Great Brit
ain. At an early day, the whole country
purchased with Louisiana from the
French, and lying West of the Rocky
Mountains, was called Oregon, and was
so denominated by Jonathan Carver,
one of the early explorers of tho inte
rior. In ISIS, when at Valparaiso, Hon. J.
Q. Thornton, as ho informs us, became
acquainted with a Spanish gentleman
of considerable literary attainments, and
inquired of him what fact or incident in
connection with early Spanish voyages
made in tho sixteenth century, could
have suggested the namo Oregon, and
asked if any product native to the soil
of plant or tree could havobecu the me
dium of such suggestions. The answer
was that in tho .Spanish language the
word orcgano stands fur a plant the
abundant growth of which might have
been the origin of the name.
Jteturuiug to Oregon Mr. Thornton
found that the plant "oreganum'' well
known in botany, familiarly called the
wild marjoram, grew hero In rank
abundance in many places, and was the
plant known ns "oremno" in Spanish.
He suggests as a solution of thoproblcm
as to whence and how our country re-
eelvcti its title that the early discoverers
found the the plant growing very abun- i
dantly on the shores of the Pound and
Straits, so gave tho name. Trivial as
tho reason seems, wo must bear in
mind that the most noted names in his
tory have over been derived from trivial
causes, though often in after aires
I made memorable by great events.
I These remarks have been directly oc
casioned by recoiving from Hew J. L
i-arrisn a c specimen oi iiieiiiarioram
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I u. ...... .....,.. .o auj.u iu ii... i;
........ J 111.1. .. UVUUII1UI ....... . W 1 V, 1. 4 .JV.lfcV,
and which furnishes the oil of oregan-
um, which Is much used for compounds
to heal bruises and the like. He sneaks
of it as the plant after which Oregon is
named, and accepts as reliable the con
clusion that the Spanish voyagers rec
ognized it and called our country' "The
land of tho orcgano," which lias easily
been corrupted into the namo Oregon.
Mr.Parrish says it is In proof that the
Spaniardsvlsitcd the shores of theSound
! nt Stcllacoom, where the soil Is barren !
the early voyagers to the north coast
which prove of great interest, and, If so,
there should be an effort to secure for
our own uso whatever relates to Oregon
and Washington Territory, which bore
alike at an early day thecommon name.
No doubt much valuable information
could bo gathered from the historical
records of old Spain. Willamette
This young woman is only eighteen
years of age, yet she was able to find
the redress which the law does not give,
by silencing forever the slanderer, the
man uummings, who had embittered
1 her life, Injured seriously her reputa-
I tlon. and driven from her the hushand
whom she devotedly loved, by malicious
i (illf?,?0(J ,aEaJns "er a, fanle Wre
ll.nl II,.. fnntl., t Ii.!-, ...1V.
, npi, nq n.flpl, out Itlml in ntitilrrntinn na
those of husbands, brothers or fathers
' under like circumstances; and we know,
I u Justice to humanity, that in crimes
1 at least women have equal rights with
mcn Xhl3 voung wifc dcs?rves the
: sympathy of every woman and man in
tho community, who may even una-
wares bo now beset with such defamers
of home, who prowl about under the
t KUfs(J of "friendship, seeking whom they
j may devour; and if disappointed in
j gaining the desired victim, they then
ittempt, by false threats, to rob them of
reputation and everything else that
makes tho life of a virtuous woman of
any worth to her; for m such cases it is
impossible to tell how long this system
of slander shall continue or how far it
shall go. Yet society has no mercy for
women who once disgrace themselves;
then should they be slow to recognize
tiio deep sense of wronged innocence
and despair of a virtuous, good wife, be-
vTt- nf Imlini- 1 1 1 1 cl 1 1 1 1 J 1 mill ltAnin n
villain who, prompted by the foulest of
Incentives within ine human breast
that of disappointed lust plundered
this young woman of every hope of her
young life! Driven to desperation de
serted by her natural protector, her lius-
nanu it is not strange mat she dared to
rid herself and society of this Incubus.
This case should enlist the sympathy of
all husbands and wives who rccognizo
tho law of "necessary self-defence." It
is pitiable that boasters of Cummings'
class nre countenanced by decent men
and women of our community for so
long as they are, so long will there be
records of despair and death. & F. J'in-
This ishowan editor lost his credit by
promptness in paying back borrowed
"Colonel, will you lend me a hundred
"Can't possiblydolt.sir. I never loan
a man money the second time when he
disappoints me the first."
"Some mistake, I reckon, colonel. I
paid you the fifty I had lost week."
"That's just it. I never expected it
back, so you disappointed me. Can't do
it, sorrv to sav 1 can't do it on principle."
James Fisk and tho Newsboy.
Stories of Col. Fisk are constantly in
circulation some true, others not; but
a little incident which occurred not
many months beforo his death is per
haps one of the most touching of any
that have been given to the public.
This one Mrs. Fisk takes especial pleas
ure in recalling, illustrating, as it does,
her husband's kindness of heart and
readiness of sympathy and help to those
who needed ald. Col. Fisk had often
noticed in Twenty-third street a little
crippled newsboy, and one day he spoke
to 1)1 in in his blufi, ofT-hand manner:
"Well, my boy, how's business?"
"Not very good, sir," was the reply.
"What's the matter?"
"Why, you sec I'm lame and I can't
sell my papers very well."
"Not a very good lookout for you, is
it ? I say, my boy, how would you like
to go into business with me?"
The boy looked perplexed and eyed the
"I think we might strike up a bar
gain. You come to the Opera House at
11 o'clock this morning, l'vegotaplan
for you. Now bo on time."
At 11 o'clock the boy was there, quite
curious to know what the Colonel
"Hilloa, boy, you're a good one. Now
see here, do you know a good place for a
paper stand ?"
"Yes, sir, tip-top."
"Where is it?"
"Down here t tho corner."
"How much'will n stand cost?"
"Lots of monoy much as fifty or a
"You don't say so; why that's a for
tune. Do you think there's money to
be made there ?"
"Yes I do. It's a first-rate place."
"Well, I'll get a carpenter to make the
stand aud I'll stock it; then you shall
take care of it and we'll lie partners;
you and I will go into tho paper busi
ness." Col. Fisk arranged with the boy what
part of the profits he should receive,
told him when the stand should be ready
and sent him on his wav rcioicinir. The
pian was very succes.-nn. Trade was
good, every week the boy carried
"is snare oi ine money
to his partner.
boy's determination, Loi
Fisk (lulctlv nut thn money aside, and
one day gave it all to the boy, releasing
him from ills contract to pay any part
of the money to himself. When Col.
Fisk died thero was nowhere a sincercr
mourner than this little newsboy, aud
the little stand on the corner was heav
ily draped on the day of the burial.
Tm: Heathen Bi'ddiiek. A Budd- !
' vt " -r:-
mst jiricsi, uesmng to raise money lor a
temple at Suchati. came to Shanghai for
assistance. The project of creating the
temple had been started ten years ago,
but the zeal which had raised $4,000 of
tho$13,000 that were requisite subsided,
and It vnn felt necessary to-rrsort to
more energetic measures. Priests were
accordingly sent throughout the prov
ince to beg assistance. The priest who
was detailed for Shanghai labored for
weeks without success. This is evi
dently a dollar-worshiping community,
With a devotion more than worthy of
the cause, no determined to create a sen
satiou, and thus excite interest in his
mission. Ho announced that he would
allow himself to be locked up in a
wooden box forseven days, during which
period he would remain in an upright
position without food or sleep. Ho was
accordingly placed in a cage 61 feet wide
tween the nails to re&t on, and a couple
r i :.. c r. l .. -..- '
his nnns. Th., .mtivo nnhlln ivnr,.
invited to prove the genuine character
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of the mortification by locking up the
devotee themselves if they pleased, and I
about SO people brought padlocks of va
rious kinds and secured the door as
many times over. The cage was a close
one, with a few open bars near the bot
tom for the admission of air. The cage
and the enclosed priest were placed in n
temple situated on a great thoroughfare.
During the seven days throngs of peo-
Filo passed in and out as spectators, re
igious exercises being conducted mean
while by the priests of the temple. The
poor man endured his painful incarcera
tion with remarkable fortitude, the only
relief afforded being an accasional cup
of water, and he emerged at the expira
tion of the seventh day looking little
the worse. On examination ills pulse
was found to be 6i, and was steady, while
ills skin, though hot, was moist. After
his release the cage was broken up and
sold piecemeal to tho Chinese, every
nail bringing moro man its wcignt in
silver. The desirable result of calling
forth liberal subscriptions was obtained,
amounts from $500 downward being
freeley paid by wealthy Chinese.
IH: Sociaw.k. Men isolate them
selves from society, and have no near
and dear family ties, and are the most
uncomfortable of human beings. Byron
says that "happiness was born a twin,"
but the phrase, though pretty and poetic,
does not go far enough. We arc grega
rious, and nro not intended to march
through life either in single or double
tile. The man who cares for nobody,
fnrwhnm nobodv cares, has nothing to
live for that will pay for the keeping of
body and soul togemer. ion must nave
a heap of embers to have a glowing fire.
Scatter them apart, and they will be
come dim and cold. So, to have a brisk,
vigorous life, you must have a group of
lives to keep each warm, to afford mu
tual encouragement, confidenceand sup
port. If you wish to live the life of a
man and not of a fungus, be sociable, be
brotherly, bo charitable, bo sympathet
ic, and labor earnestly for the good of
AXFCDOTF. OF QUEKN VlCTOIMA. A
gentleman relates that many years ago
he was on a visit to the Isle of V light,
and during his walks he strolled into
the quiet church yard. Near a grave In
r Hieehurch-vard lie noticed
a ladywith a little girl-thc latter about
ttrnk-r. vmis of ace to whom sho was
relating the story of the Dairyman's
Daughter, whose remains lay beneath
n,j?r.i a i hn I.idv proceeded with the
narrative, lie observed the little girl lift
up her eyes, filled with tears, and heard
her say that she would try and be as
good as tho Dairyman's Daughter had
been. Afterplantluga lily on the grave,
they walked slowly away. The gentle
man, upon making inquiry-, found that
the lady was tho Dutchess of Kent, and
thn HHio flrl her daughter. Tho latter
' Is now the Queen of England.
A lady entered a drug store and asked
for a bottle of Jane's Experience.
In New Orleans, Prof. La Hacho died,
and his daughter was hopelessly blinded,
by drinking water that had passed
through leaden pipes.
The Cincinnati minister who was
hatcheted for kissing a fair parishioner
will recover. It is paying pretty dear
for a kiss, but it might have cost him
Mrs. Somerviile, the well-known au
thoress of the "Connection of tho Physi
cal Sciences," now in her ninety-second
year, was present and saw the late erup
tion of Vesuvius.
Woman blacksmiths abound in Staf
fordshire, England, and the hammer, be
It ever so heavy, is wielded by their
brawny arms with tuch force that an
anvil scarcely lasts the muscular Vul
cancrs a week.
A man nt camp-meeting boasted that
he had been married twenty-five years,
during which tinio he had never given
Ills wife a cross word or look. He omit
ted to tell his heaters that he dared not
do the one nor the other.
"Owing to the peculiar arrangements
of the programme, 110 piece can be re
peated," was thn answer Mr. White re
ceived from his landlady (with whom
he boarded) upon asking for the second
piece of pie at dinner.
Women govern us: let us render them
perfect; tho more they are enlightened
so much more shall we be. On the cul
tivation of the mind of women depends
the wisdom of men. It is bv women
that nature writes on the hearts of
An exchange says that Mrs. Gratz
Brown is a winning lady. A more in
teresting question iutst now is whether
Mr. Gratz Brown is a. witiuinsr Hentle-
man, and we don't know of anybody
that it interests as much as Gratz him
self. liotlon (flobc.
The city of Brighton, England lately
paid out So.000 for the conviction of a
woman for murder; but just as she was
nearly oil their hands, ttie doctors pro
uounced her insane, and the treasury
of the town is now responsible for her
support as long as sue lives.
A Itock county, III., farmer recklessly
publishes the following challenge: "I
will bet $11 25 that my hired man can
take longer to go to the harvest field.
get back to dinner quicker, eat more, do
less, and bear down harder on a panel
of fence, than any other hired man
witntn litteeu miles ot a llagstalt in
. " hy docs the operation of hanging
kill a man?" asked a medical professor
of his class. "Because," replied one of
tno students, "inspiration is eiiecked
circulation is stopped, and the blood
suffuses and congests tho brain."
"iMidjrc, snld another, "it is einiiily
because the rope isn't long enough to
let nis leet toucn tne ground."
Tin: Warm Gitouxu. "She died,"
said Polly, "and never was seen acain.
for she was buried in the ground where
the trees grow." "ine cold ground,'
said the child shuddering. "No, the
warm ground," said Polly, "where the
ugly little seeds are turned into beauti
ful ilowers, and wncre good people turn
into angels and fly away to Heaven."
New Jersey has done a good thing in
commuting the sentence of Libbie Gar-
abrant, tne nair-wilted murderess, rrom
hanging to a life-term in the State Pris
on; and sno lias entered on her penal
career in the most unconcerned manner
it is possible to imagine. Evidently
tuc prison is the best home she can
1ki.vo- But Is there not something idi-
nf 11 qwiiI- wlimti mfiiiipaa n viivirf m I
homicide to be an idiot to escape the
We met Scruggins this morning witli
a bundle of nuts aud raisins under Ids
arm. We asked him if he wasn't get
ting luxurious. "I've got six ministers
at my house," he said. "But yon do
not feed them on nuts and raisins?" we
rejoined. "Jso," he said, reflectively;
"but when I get about half done, at
meal tunc, I shove back, and they fol
low suit. Then I come down stairs and
fill up between meals. By this means
I save about one man's board, and it is
better for the ministers not to eat too
much." Wtseastet Oracle.
Kansas City rejoices in the possession
of n precocious four year oldster, who
being placed in a closet by his father
the other day, for disobedience of pa
ternal authority, instead of crying, put
his wits to work to get out. Calling to
his father to come in and see what lie
had fouud, the unsuspecting patcr-fam-ilias
walked in, while the four year old
slipped out and quickly turned the key,
leaving him to sweat it out. Presently
the youngstor called to his pa to know
if it was not hot in there; nor did lie let
his father out until he replied in the af
firmative. To Yorxa Men. Lay it down as a
foundation rule, that you will be "faith
ful in that which is least." Pick up
loose nails, bits of twine, clean wrap
plngpapcr.and put them in theirpluces.
Be ready to throw in an odd half hour
or hour's time, when it will be an ac
commodation, and don't seem to make
a merit of It. Do it heartily. Though
not a word be said, be sure your em
ployer will make note of it. Make vour-
selt indispensable to him, and he will
lose many or the opposiite kind neiore
ne win part Willi you. rnc young men
who will watch tlie time to see the very
second their working hour is up, who
leave, no matter what state the work
may be in, at precisely the instant; who
calculate tho extra amount they can
slight their work, and yet not get re
proved, who arc lavish of their emploi--er's
goods, will always be first to receive
uotico when times are dull, and their
services are no longer required. Re
member that you are not a slave. Then
serve your employer as a friend; in due
time he will be true to you. notion In
vestigator. AN AXECIIOTK OX 1'ItAXKI.IN. 111 a
speech beforo the House of Lords and
Commons. Franklin was interrupted bv
a scion of nobility with vociferous cries
of "Cough him down; cough down that
American mechanic He was brought
up at the hammer handle!"
Calmly looking at the lordling.
Franklin said, "It is fortunate for you
that you wero not, for your abilities
never would have raised you above it!"
Tlie philosopher and statesman con
tinued his eloquence without farther interruption.
The Green Oonntryman.
Years alio. infr i whnlanln crrnnorv
store in Boston walked a tall, muscular
looking, raw-boned man, evidentJy a
.irau-vuiuw irom some back town in
?i c ?T ew IIa"Pshire. Accosting
liiu iiij-i. jHjiaon no met, who happened
to be the merchant himself. h naki-
"You don't want to hire a man in
our store, do you ?"
"Well." said the merchant. "T ilnn'r
know; what can j-ou do ?"
"Do!" said the man. "I rather suessT
can turn my hand to almost anything.
What do you want done?"
"Well, if I was to hirea man. it would
be one that could lift well, a strong,
wiry fellow one. for instance, that
could shoulder a sack of coffee, liko that
yonder, and carry it across the storeand
never lay it down."
"There, now, enntin'," snld our coun
tryman, "that's just me. What will
you give a man tliat can suit you?"
1 ten you," said the merchant, "it
you will shoulder that sack of coffee,
and carry it across the store twice "aryj
never lay it down, I will hire vou for a
yo.ir, at $100 per month."
".Done!" said tno stranger; and by
this time every clerk in the store had
gathered around and were waiting to
join in the laugh against the man, who,
walking to the sack, threw it across ms
shoulder with perfect ease, as thouglrit
was not extremely Heavy, and walking
with it twice across the store, went
quietly to a large hook which was fas
tened to tne wan, aim Hanging tno sack
upon it, turned to the merchant and
"There, now, it may hang there till
doomsday; 1 shan't never lay-it down.
What shull I go about, mister? Just
give me plenty to do and $100 k month,
and it's all right."
The clerks broke into a laugii, uucit
was out of the other side of their mouths;
and the merchant, discomfttted yet Sat
isfied, kept to lits agreement, aud to
day tlie green countryman is the senior
partner in the linn, aud worm halt a
riieodore Parker wrote thus senaibly-
on the murriage question:
Men aud women, especially young
people, do not know that it takes years
to murry completely two hearts, even of
the most loving and well-assorted. But
nature allows no sudden change. We
slope very gradually from the cradle to
the summit of life. Marriage is gradual,
a fraction of usat a time. Ahappy wed
lock is a long falling in love. I know
young persons think love belongs only
to the brown hair, and plump, round,
crimson cheeks. So it does for its be
ginning, just as Mt. Washington begins
at Boston Bay. But the golden mar
riage is a part of love which the bridal
day knows nothing of. Youth is the
tassel and silken flower of love, with its
glad remembrances, and its rainbow
aide tunic' toward heaven ns well as
earth. Young people marry their oppo
site in temper and general character,
and such a marriage is commonly a
good match. They do It instinctively.
The young man does notsay, "My black
eyes require to be wed witli blue, and
my over vehemenco requires to bo a lit
tle modified with somewhat of dullness
and reserve." When these opposltes
come together to be wed, thoy do not.
know It; cacli thinks tho other just liko
itself. Men and women arc married
fractionally; now a small fraction, then
a largo fraction, then totally, and '
only, I think, after some forty or fiftv
years of gradual approach and experi
ment. Sueh a large and sweet fruit is
a complete marriage tliati it needs avery
long summer to ripen in, and then a.
long winter to mellow aud season it.
But a renl, happy marrlatro of love and
judgment between a man and woman 'Is'
one ot the things so very handsome that
ii tne sun were, as the Greek poets
termed it, a god, he might stop the,
world in order to feast his eves on such
Beeciiku's Cojiri.ETE Letter Writ- '
nit. Henry Ward Beecher closes a
characteristic article in the New York'
Ledger on letter writing with the fol--lowlng
Do not begin a letter with an apology
or an explanation. Time is precious.
Letters are multitudinous. Men do not'
like to open aud clean a letter likea fish
beforo they can eat it. State your busi
ness in the first line. Then, when vou
havo stated your business, you can go
on with your explanations and apolo
gies, which the receiver can read or not,
as ho pleases. Thus, if one writes,
"Dear Sir I want to borrow a thousand
dollars without interest or security,"
and adds eight or ten reasons why, tho
reader does not need to read further than
the first line.
Never begin thus: "Dear Sir You
will be surprised to receive a letter from
an entire stranger," etc. Bless your ;
heart, one now-a-days is surprised, at
anything else! Surprised ! I am sur
prised when I do not get a peck a week.
Here are a few rules which men should
commit to memory, in corresponding
with busy people:
1. Don't write at all.
2. When you can't help it, be sharp,
short aud legible.
3. When you write on your own busi
ness, pay for the answer.
4. When you want money, don't be
gin with piety or flattery. Beg first,
and be pious afterward.
3. Don't beg of any one witli whom
you are not personally acquainted. Die,
but don't beg.
How to Retain a Good Facb. A
correspondent has some good ideas oh"
the importance of mental activity in W'
taining a good face. He says, "Wo
wero speaking of handsome men the
other evening, and I was wondering
why K. had lost the beauty for which
years ago lie was so famous. 'Oh, it's
because he never did anything,' said B.;
'lie never worked, thought, or suffered.
ou must have the mind chiselingaway
at the features, if you want handsome
middlo-agetl men.' Since hearing that
remark. I havo lnvn on fin. u-atoh to
see whether it is generally true and it
is." A handsome man, who does noth
ing but eat and drink, grows flabby,
but tlie hard thinker has an admirable
sculptor at work, keeping u s
in repair, and constantly oin.? i3
face, endeavoringtoimprove, if possible,
tho original design.
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