The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, August 23, 1872, Image 1

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ffHAl'TKK XIX.
CATHKHIXC UK MIDCfS STOnv.
"That was well spoken for "a falsehood
truly! lint how mistaken arc his. ideas
regarding his 'untarnished character!' "
said Catherine de Midoi, as Norman
was taken away by the officers of the
law, while a scornful smile curled her
line, displaying once more those pearly
teeth.
The guests eatne forward and congrat
ulated tlie bride and grooin whose happy
bridal had terminated so abruptly ; and
then, turning to Sonora, who lay recliu
ing upon the arm of Blanche, each one
had some word of comfort to ofler her,
thinking that she at least must be the
one to feel the cfleets of this mystery
most, but, happy girl, a sweet smile
rested once more upon her lovely face ;
and as a few of her most intimate
friends endeavored to console her, she
exclaimed:
"I never was happier! Thauk God,
my prayers are answered and I am free
from that bad man!"
After partaking of some refreshments,
the company at last disappeared to their
Home, some to pity and lament ovor the
unfortunate and hulf-made bride, and
others to wonder anil comment upon
the handsome groom and the mysterious
stranger.
When they had all departed, except
Mr. Colter, whom Harry insisted upon
remaining, the Colonel came forward,
and seating himself beside the unknown
lady, said:
"Madam.will you now have the kind
ness to explain to us the nature of Mr.
Mcintosh's offence? and to whom we
are indebted for its revelation? for I, as
a fattier, have a right to know that
which is so intimately connected with
my daughter's fate and with the honor
of my family."
"Certainly, sir," replied Catherine de
Midci, rising, "all shall be explained to
your satisfaction, and give you cause to
be thankful that you are rid of a villain
and a wreleii so despisable!"
Mrs. Hewitt, ;y$fb had' recovered hcr
feelings somewhat, turned to Catherine,
saying:
"Let us first take some refreshments,
and then we shall all feel stronger and
more capable of bearing any shock
which your recital may give," and ris
ing, she led the way to the dining-room,
where a magnificent dinner was served
up.
For a time all else was forgotten save
the health and prosperity of the happy
young couple, who were scarcoly more
than the half-made bride, who equally
received her share of the toasts and
well wishes of all present
As soon as dinner was ovor, they
again repaired to the parlor, where,
having comfortably seated themselves,
they were prepared to listen to the
story which their strange guest had
promised to tell them.
"My tale is a true one," commenced
she, as she seated herself and reclined
one arm gracefully upon the tabic,
while in the other hand she nervously
grasped a small and narrow box, which
he had taken from her pocket, and
which seemed rather weighty for such a
receptacle. "I was born of Spanish
parents in the early part of the year
is at Madrid, the capital of Spain,
making me at the present time just
thirty-five. My parents' name was Va
lerie, and I was Uieir only daughter.
From my earliest childhood I was con
sidered handsome, and my friends never
scrupled to tell me so, and thereby pam
per my vanity. As I grew older I be
came vain and selfish, and considered
myself a little superior to those around
me. My dear but weak-minded mother
indulged my overy wish, and I ouly
had to teaee or bring a few tears to com
pel her to obey my slightest desire. My
father ws a true Spaniard, and his
wrath alone did I fear. My two broth-
ers, who were both younger than my
self, I cared little about.
"When I was liltlo over twelve years
of age, my parents took me to behold
that cruel and moat horrible spectacle, a
bull fight Though I was but twelve,
still I had attained the growth of a
woman, and considered those of my age
but children compared to myself. I had
also eariy attained the feelings of a
woman, and was uot a stranger to the
realities of love, though I hail as yet
never fixed my eyes upon one to whom
I had any particular attachment But
in the arena I beheld my future hus
band, Lenard de Midci, or Speedfaa.1,
as he was called among his people. Yes,
he was one of the combatants. His tall
and muscular form was clad in garments
suitable to the feat he was expected to
perform, and his magnificent locks were
slightly covered by a tasty little cap,
decorated with a bright crimson plume,
which gracefully waved as he moved
his head. I tliOHght as I gazed upon
him that I had never seen his equal.
My cheek crimsoned boncath his gaze,
and my black eyes flashed with the true
fire of Spanish love, for, young as I then
was, I resolved to win him, for I already
loved him as few of you colder-blooded
Amorieans-'oan be awaro of. My parents
noticed the interest which I that day
.-eetned to take, on account of never
halng done so before, for I had a natu-
ral abhorrence to anything of the kind,
but the handsome young stranger ab
sorbed all my mind, and kept my eyes
fixed intently upon the ring. At last
tho infuriated animal was brought in,
and the contest began. Owing to some
unfortunate move on the part of do
Midci, his foot slipped and he fell head
long in front of the bull, who, already
maddened beyona measure, maue a
plunge, lacerating his flesh most dread
fully. A loud hissing was the last I
heard, for I took so deep an interest in
the stranger that I fainted.
"When I awoke to consciousness I
was at home lying in bed, and my
mother sitting beside me. My first
question was, 'Is he dead ?' My mother
answered me in the negative, telling
mo also that my father suspected tho
cause of my indisposition, and was
highly incensed at the idea of my fall
ing in love with a man who had for
feited his popularity and deserved hiss
ing from tho arena; for you know,
continued she, looking at the Colonel,
"that bull-fighting is one of the favor
itc amusements of the Spaniard", and to
have the champion beaten is considered
a disgrace.
"But I had made up my mind to find
out more about him to seek him out,
and if he was injured, to relieve him if
possible. The next day I planned within
myself that I would walk out and in
quire who the stranger was aud where
he lived. Accordingly I started, and
had just entered the gay promenade,
when who should I sec coming towards
me but the subject of my thoughts, who
at once rccoguized me. Dismissing my
attendant, I accepted him as my escort
during the remainder of my walk. His
arm, which had been the most hurt, was
in a sling, and a huge piece of sticking
plaster covered a slight wound upon his
left cheok. He informed me that his
name M-as Lenard de Midci; that his
parents were of Indian blood, and re
sided in tho wilds of Lousiana in Amer
ica; that he had been traveling over
Europe, had slopped at the gay capital
only on a visit, and expected to return
in the course of a few months to the
home of his parents. As we wore con
versing, a voice at my side caused me to
start, and turning, I beheld my father,
whose Joweriug brow betokened the ap
proach of some terrible storm. Grasp
ing me by the arm, he stepped between
Lenard and myself, and taking him by
the neck, hurled him to the ground.
Quickly springing to his feet, while the
Indian revenge could be plainly seen in
his firmly set teeth, which he fairly
gritted in his rage, with one blow from
his unhurt arm ho laid my father sense
less before me. Then, turning to me, he
asked:
'"Which will you do go with the
stranger or remain? Quick, for I must
fly"
"Without waiting a moment to con
sider, I replied, 'I am yours,' and before
I scarcely.knew what I was doing, found
myself in a coach and driving rapidly
out of Madrid. It was nearly night
when we arrived at a small town outside
of the capital. Stopping at a public
house, Lenard left me, and soon after
returned, bringing with him a priest,
and shortly after I became the wife of
one I had so strangely left all to follow.
After partaking of a sumptuous repast,
we again proceeded upou our journey
never stopping, only to take refresh
ments, until we were beyond tho borders
of Spain. We directed our course toward
a small seaport town, where we engaged
passage in a ship which was to start im
mediately for the LTnitcd States. From
that day to this I havo never seen either
of those dear parents, whose only fault
was too much indulgence and kindness
to their self-willed and wayward daugh
ter. One of my brothers died slucc, and
tho other married, and is now living at
Marseilles."
Mrs. Summers, who had listened to
this much of her history in silence, ex
claimed: "And his name is Faralto Valcire?"
"Yes, madam," auswored Catherine,
her countenance lighting up. "Are you
acquainted?"
"I am his sister-in-law," replied Mrs.
Summers. "lie married my only sis
ter, Lily." Stranger htill soliloquized
sue, as atiicnno proceeded with her
narrative.
"As soon as we arrived in Lousiana.
wo proceeded at ouce to tho wild forest
which had been the home of my bus
band's childhood, and the description of
which already suited my romantic fan
cy. His father, whose name was Fleet
foot, was the chief of his tribe, aud his
mother, Lucoria, was styled tho 'God,'
on account of her motherly kindness
and good acts to all those who chanced
to be thrown, in her way. Fleetfoot
frowned upon me, as Lenard introduced
mo, but Lucerta, putting her arms
around me, said in her language:
" 'May the Good Spirit bless you, my
child!'
"Mylieart went out to her at once,
and always after I loved her as dearly
as If she had been my own mother; but
it was quite the contrary' with Fleetfoot,
whom the longer I knew the more I dis
liked, aud, to tell the truth, I hated
him, for the heart of the Spaniard
knows but two feelings, love aud hate.
Though I had left my parents and all
my friends behind me, and sought the
dreary wild forest as my future homo in
preference to the gay aud lively capital
of Spain, still I never regretted It, for
my heart and soul was bound up in Le
nard, whom I fairly worshipped, and
who idolized me In return. Yes, we
wero happy in each other, and with this
we were content. "We had been married
a little over a year when our hearts
were gladdened by tho birth of a little
daughter, whom her grandmother in
sisted upon calling White Stir, not
withstanding we had her christened af
ter my mother, Gertrudo Valcire. From
infancy she gave promise of great beau
ty, and as she grew, I resolved never to
bring her up as I had been, but, on the
contrary, to keep her as far as possible j
In ignorance of that beauty whioh had
caused her mother so much vanity and I
her grandparents such heartfelt misery. I
Lenard would sit for hours listening to j
the innocent prattle of his child, or in i
teaching her the path through the mazy
forest. Sometimes ho would take her
in his canoe and teach her little hands
to use the oar as they skimmed lightly
over the surfaco of the Mississippi.
"Before she was ten years old she
knew every track of the wild forest, and
could paddle a canoe almost as well as
her father. She would many a day
wander ofT into the most lonesome and
deepest part of the forest in quest of
herbs, whose medicinal qualities she
thoroughly understood. After gather
ing great bunches of the different varie
ties, she would tic them in knots ready
for sale in the distant villas
m . .
llinrriiwr rltitii o o vs lmK 1 .ml. I. w, dm
eo one , wno 1S vessel lormoro man a minion.
would trip along, humming some live-j Silver was in his hair, care upon his
ly air, until she had possessed herself of hrow, and he stooped beneath his bur
all the wild tlnu-nrs ln. onul.I Ami- Minn ,,en of wealth. We arc speaking of that
an the w UI llo ers she could And, then, lod of j. wheI wc ,;ad f, the
seating herself beneath tho shade of most perfect enjoyment; or, rather,
some tree, would weave them into bas-1 when wo had found tho happiness ncar
kels and wreaths, some of which might est to being unalloyed. "I'll tell you,"
haveshamed the fair daughter of culti-jf
vatlou and refinement Decking her j one and twenty I had saved up $600. I
brow with a natural corouet, sho would was earning $500 a year, and my father
resume her bundles of roots and herbs, ot l!ikii l iiway, from me, 'y re-
.-i.n .., i -n i I quiring that I should pay for my board.
while pccp.ng out from beneath the t ti,eise of twenty-one I had secured
greon might be seen thogayest of earth's ! a pretty cottage just outside the city. I
choice treasures. In this manner she was able to nay two-thirds of tho value
would return, looking the very personi-! down, :ma a,s to ftrnlalt It respectably.
r J ...! .. I was married on Sunday a Sunday in
fication of some rustic queen. She was j Julleat my father's house. My wife
loved by the cutire tribe, who were al-1 had come to me poor in purse, but ricli
ways ready to do a favor, or to bestow I
some rude gift upon their beautiful
star.' As she grew In years she became
more aud more beautiful. Her tall,
graceful form was as pliant as the bend-1 preparing my home -On Mot-day even
ing willow, and might often be seen In ' '"' I,cn V'e .,,;bo of ,ho, aM w,cre
.i . done, I went not to the parental shelter,
an attitude as graceful as it was easy as . as in the asti bnt lo lny own ilome
she stooped to aim her arrow, which art I
she was well skilled in. Ofttimes when I
she would strike the mark, which she
had arranged for her own amusement, i
she would clap her little hands and
lauph with -i Hon ivhlrh wnnlil mnfcn !
the old forest ring, aud exclaim in her
father's tongue, 'White Star bids fnir to
make a hunter,' and witli a bound
she would spring away into tho woods
as she carroled some wild Indian air.
One of her favorite amusements was the
guitar, and of which sho was exceeding
ly fond. "With this she would wander
away for hours together, and when we
would sometimes reprimand her for her
truancy, she would smilingly reply,
'Oh, I have only been wooing the big
tree, aud mother must not frown, for
White Star is so happy.' "
At this part of her story Catherine
leaned her head upon tho table and
wept, for her heart seemed too full to
proceed, as memories of her lost one roso
before her. After a few moments, over
coming; her emotion, she raised her
head, while her large black eyes fairly
flashed, so bright wore they, as she cast
them towards Sonora:
"But before she was as old as you,
fair girl, her happiness was gone!" and
springing from her chair with a bouud
which caused her listeners to start, con
tinued, "Gone yes, forever blasted, and
by that fiend lu human form who would
have made you his wife, and who before
he even saw you was wedded to one as
fair, whom he cruelly deserted." Then,
pacing the floor, as sho tightly grasped
the small box within her hand, she
turned to Mrs. Hewitt, saying, ".Madam,
I am uot crazy, though to have been so
once would have becu a source of happi -
ness to my aching heart ; but, madam,
my child, my beautiful White Star, was
. 1 , i r.,!,.
girl is to yours. Can you, do you blame
me, for being nearly frantic? God for
give me'." and dropping Into her scat
again, she pressed her fingers to her
forehead with such force that the prints
of her nails were visible.
Ml present felt deeply for hor in her
fy nuiet1! ra l Tli
1 quiet for a few moments, while Harry
.-..o un mui aim orucreu some wine,
which he Insisted upon her drlnkin.
Mrs. Hewitt, turning to her, said,
while her own voice quivered withi
emotion:
"Madam, let me beg of you not to
proceed any further this oveuing, but
wait until to-morrow to finish that
which we are all anxious to hear, for
you need rest. Remain a guest with us
ti,.ht who i,.orhrth will always bo
- .
r-: 1. v... .... . tnn mini 1
your inuuus. iuu mi: unwuj ......... umii wuuwii 10 nave uieu iiuill . in
excited over your wrongs for me to al- childhood aud early youth it is idio
low a further rccUation of them at pr. WlgSSmTSSS
cnt; therefore, dear madam, take my the result of passive congestion. "When
advice. To-morrow we shall all feel in I habitual, Its suspension betokens disease
better spirits to listen to that which
concerns not only yourself, but our own
honor aud happiness, for I for ono am
truly, yes, almost too happy, to think
my daughter has escaped frdm the fangs
of the serpent"
"And I for another," exclaimed the
Colonol, his ruddy face beaming with
smiles as he took Catherine's hand. "I
must now oftcr my thanks to you, dear
madam, for your kindly interference
this afternoon, and will join my entreat
ies to thoso of my wife thatyou remain
a guest with us to-night, and to-morrow
finish your Interesting though sorrowful
history."
All hands now joined in nnd persuad
ed her, till at last she yielded a reluc
tant consent, though she absolutely re
fused to remain with the family during
the evening and partake of any enjoy-
ment, preferring to retire to her own
room, much, however, to the regret of
Blanche and Cordelia, who were deeply
interested in While Star,
Sonora wailed upon her to her room,
where, recotving a fervent kiss upon
hor fair brow, was turning to depart,
when Catherine, perceiving the ring
which Norman had placed upon her fin
ger ovor a year before, when he parted
with her at the depot, she grasped her
hand, exclaiming:
"That ring how came you by It?
Did he give It to you?" and without
waiting for an answer, wound her arms
affectionately around Sonora's neck, as
she wept out "good night, good night,"
aud releasing her, she waived her hand.
Then, closing the door, Catherine de
Medcl was alone.
Life's Brightest Hour.
nui. jui u: oiutLi a- iiivk KviiiitiiHiu
. . - ' 0 ....
in the wealth of her womanhood. The
Sabbath aud the Sabbath night we
i i i. ..... r 1 1 1 wv-r .1 nn
,SIonday morning I wont to my work-
leaving mother and sister to help In
my own home. The holy atmosphere
of "'it hour seems to surround mo even
m ui? memon: I opened the door
i.at UMn the little stand in'thehall.and
passed on into the kitchen our kitchen
and dining room wero all one then. I
pushed open the kitchen door. The ta
ble was set against tiio wall the even
lug meal was ready prepared by tho
hands of her who had come to be my
helpmate, in deed ns well as in name
and by the table, with a throbbing, ex
pectant look upon her face, stood my
wife. I tried to speak and could not. I
could only clasp the waiting ono to my
bosom, thus showing her the ecstatic
bliss of my heart Tho years have
passed long, long years and worldly
wealth has flowed in upon me, and I am
honored and envied; but as true as
heaven I would give it all every dol
larfor tho joy of tho hour of that Juno
evening in tho long, long ago."
DirtECT Yon: Letters Carefully.
The 1'ontnl Jlccord says that during the
past year there were sent to the Dead
Letter Office nearly thrco milllions of
letters. Sixty-eight thousand of these
letters could not bo forwarded, owing to
tlie carelessness of the writers omitting
to givo tho country or State; four
hundred thousand failed to bo scut be
causo the writers failed toputou stamps,
aud over three thousand were put in the
post office without any address whatever,
in tlie letters above named were found
$02,000 In cash; drafts, checks, etc., to
tho value of $3,000,000. There were over
thirty-alno thousand photographs con
tained in the above letters. Of course,
nearly all the money and valuables wero
returned to the owners, but much need
less delay, many charges of dishonesty
might have been saved if tho writers of I
the letters could have been a little more
careful, aud taken the precaution to sec
that their letters could havo been alittlo
more careful, and taken the precaution
toseo that their letters were in mailable
condition before tlcsjiositlng them in the
nwf nfllfw. Tt la iiiaid flinn trnhfilitit
1 tiwt um "tenths of all the complaints,
losses and delays, which are laid to the
'post office department, are, in reality,
I due lo tho carelessness of the letter
writers.
Womanly Dklicacy. Above every
other feature that adorns the female
character, delicacy stands foremost
within tho province of good taste Not
that delicacy which is perpetually in
quest of something to bo ashamed of,
which makes merit of a blush, and
I SS IS ft?nKn?S
,nrk. tfiis spurious kind of delicacy Is
as far removed irom goou lasieasirom
good feeling aud good sense; but the
high-minded delicacy which maintains
its puro and undeviating walk alike
amongst woman as in the society of
men, which shrinks from no necessary
duty, and can speak when required with
seriousness and kindness of tilings at
which it would be ashamed to smile or
blush.
Blkudixq at the Nose. This is
!??mu,.om' .a .harmless aitectlon, al-
uiougu individuals nave repeated y
! , r .. -T
or danger.
Various meaus are adopted for its con
trol raising both arms over the head
and holding them for a tiruo is usually
successful. The best remedy, when it
can be obtained, is a. bunch of common
tanscy held lo tho nose, aud the aroma
snuffed up into the nostrils. How it is
we do uot know, but we are certain it
stops the nose-bleed,
Buy Good Books and Papers.
Tn the homes of the rich there are al
ways plenty of ornaments, costly furni
ture, and expensive, if not fine pictures;
but it is mucli less common to find good
libraries. American wealth expends
itself less frequently in this direction,
because a taste for books must be formed
early, and many (who havo made their
own money) had little time in youth to
acquire a habit of reading. Yet the
Americans aro a reading people, though
It may be feared from the trash which
sells well and amply rewards its produc
ers, that the public taste Is more voraci
ous than delicate. The coarse pictorials
and the vulgar, stupid magazines aud
weeklies that abound and prosper, and
thrust themselves on public notice from
every book-stand, a (lord no very credit
able indorsement. Yet thoso whose
business it is to tako special coguizancc
of the progress of American literature,
observe that the quality has risen, not,
perhaps, in proportion to the quantity,
yet In a degree that is highly honorable
to a literature of which a critic said, but
forty years ago, "Who buys an Ameri
can book?" What we need, is the
more liberal encouragement of good lit
erature, tlie avoidance of the bad
There arc neonle who think themselves !
or mcir children well employed ir they
arc reading. Often sheer idleness,
or any innocent amusement, would be
more profitable. To sit for hours listen
ing to foolish talk, mere light gossip,
would not seem improving to any one.
But trash is worthless, written or
printed; often has an imposing appear
ance. But bad books, trival books, silly
books, aro company to the reader, and by
the company he keeps his mind is
alTecled. All know this of living com
panions. It is quite true of books. E
To much that is published to amuse tho
passing hour, we cheerfully accord all
the merit we can find it in; but oue of
the highest functions of tlie literary
critic in journalism, is to separate the
wheat from the chad" in the abundant
harvest from the field of literature. If
thoso who buy for themselves or others,
will exercise a proper discrimination in
the choice of books, they will find the
profit of it to themselves, aud give the
profit of their purchase to those who de
serve it. : Bad books are the worst
companions; stupid books are tlie
dullest; foolisit books are tho silliest
Avoid bad company, is a maxim that
applies to books as well as men: 1'Mlu
dclphiu Aye.
"Woman's Friendship.
It is a wondrous advantage to man,
in every pursuit or avocation, to seoure
an adviser in a sensible woman. In
woman there is at once a subtle delicacy
of tact aud a plain sou ml ties of judg-
moivt which is surely combined to an
equal degree in man. A woman, if she
be your friend, will have a sensitive re
gard for your character, honor and re
pute. Sho will seldom counsel you to
do a shabby thing, for a woman friend
always desires to bo proud of you. At
the same time, liercoustitutioual timid
ity makes hpr more caution than your
male friend. She, therefore, seldom
counsels you to do mi impertinent
thing.
By female friendship we mean pure
friendship, tlio-e in which there is no
admixture of the passion of love, except
in the marriago state. A man's best
friend is a wife of good senso and good
heart, whom he loves and who loves
him. If he have that he need not seek
elsewhere. But supposing the man to
be without such a helpmate, female
friendship he must still have, or his in
tellect will be without a garden, and
there will be many an unheeded gap
even its strongest fence. Better and
safer, of course, such friendships where
disparity of years, or circumstances puts
the idea of love out of tlie question.
Middle life has rarely this advantage;
youth and old age have. We may have I
female lricuusi
and those much
MoMcre's old
help to his genius; and Montaiguc's
philosophy takes both a gentler and
loftier character of wisdom from the
date in which he finds in Mario do Gour-l
nay an adopted daughter, "certaitilv be- I
nay an adopted daughter, "certaitily be
loved by me," says the Horace or essay
ists, "with more than parental love, and
involved in my solitude of retirement,
as 0110 of the best parts of my being."
Female friendship, indeed, is to a man
tho bulwark, sweotener, ornament of
his existence. To his mental culture It
is invaluable; without it, all his knowl
edge of books will never give him
knowledge of the world.
Shall a Woman Practice Law ?
Some weeks since we noticed tlie appli
cation of Mrs. Nettio C. Tator for admis
sion to the bar in tho county of Santa
Cruz. The application was mado in
March, but a law passed during the last
session of the legislature, limiting ad
missions only to the Supreme Court,
went Into force last April 1st, and Judge
Hcacock was of tho opinion that it pre
vented his jurisdiction in the matter.
So Mrs. Tator withdrew her application,
and will make It in the Supreme Court
of this State. We wore in hopes to have
seen this matter passed upon favorably,
as it is eminently just that all pursuits,
trades and professions should bo open to
women as to men. Thousands of women
are compelled to earn a livelihood, aud
they should have all the opportunities
for so doing that men have. The pro
fessions are or a lighter character of
labor, and women who have the mental
calibre to adopt them should bo free to
do so.
The law of this Slate very unjustly
limits admissions of attorneys to white
male citizens alouc; but in tho report
filed in the County Clerk's office by the
majority of the Committee, JudgoHagan
and Col. Heath, it was maintained that
under the provisions of the l ourtecnth
Amendment to the Constitution, the
State law was null aud void; for in that
Amendment all persons born in the
lTiiitl states are declared citizens
, ,.rf ,, ' ,llHPS:,.., ."That no State shall
1 :" " ' nv Hw
I make Or ClllOrCe aill l-l"
mnbn nr nnforee ftllV law WHICH Shall
abridge the privileges or immunities of
ft citizen." And they further held that
as any trade, pursuit or profession fell
among the privileges and immunities
of citizenship, therefore, under the pro
visions or that Act, she was entitled to
admission. , , ,
We hope soon to hear of a favorable
up with thoe much older ' "" cumn-s.
youngerthan ourselves. 1,10 ,ace.,s siiaven.atut 11 roseate
housekeeper was a great complexion niuicaies 1110 iieauuy 0111
uccision in iuis iiiunu nu.n n.w i.v -vn.i. ., : ,, r r J
preme Court or a speedy repeal or thc1"ew York, which, on one of its fes-i-?ur?
"rlvJ ,.trA,ir,,. ' ilvq occasions. toasted woman in tlifot-
HILU III 1, . Oil'. IUflw
Some of the largest steamships burn
eight hundred tons of coal crossing tho
Atlantic.
Belative Capacity of Boy3 and Girls.
The writer of what follows is a lady
who U doing more for the public schools
of Grand Itapite, Midi., than any other
lady in the city. Her method of In
struction is novel, but founded on com
mon sense. She makes each child think
that nothing is taught is not understood.
Nothing is learned by rote. Therefore
her opinion is invaluable.
You ask me, "Do you find any dif
ference in scholarship between hovs and
girls?"
1 answer that as my classes are at
present, I do. But my reply, without
explanation would surely lead to a
wrong impression on my experience.
My class Imvintr the-createst number
ot gins, nearly an
sneak tho Kimlish
language at home.
My class of boys are
largely Hollanders,
my boys read best.
My girls spell best.
During the year, feelling a deep inter
est in the question of woman's capabil
ity of receiving the same kind of mental
food as man, I have tried to experiment
carefully and watch closely the results
obtained that I might if possible, dis
cover the .great "mental unlikcnoss" of
the two. so nlainlv diseerned lv Itpv.
!Todd and Hatfield: but I have whollv
failed to make such
discovery. At one
time, I was ready to make the decision
for rapidity of acquirement in favor of
the '-iris: but I found by more careful 1
observation that I had uot been sufll-
ciently careful in my analysis of the !
reason lor the dllterencc. When the , renaiiee, united with industrious, tem
time came for pupils to rest, or do any- I porate habits. They have neither the
thing they wish as I often allow them time nor the means to study the seieucesi
to do, I noticed that the girls because and fine arts.
more accustomed 'o indoor life, would ' There is still a brighter future for,
keep on with tlielrstudy, while the lwys j farmers' boys. Thegreat improvements
would gladly avail themselves of the : that have beeu made in farming imple
offered rest. , ments do away with a large lwrtiou of-
And now, at the e!oe of the year of
comparison. I am tit.' ifinvnvtd that :
thcru exists in natural capability of ac
quirements of knowledge "neither male
nor temale, but that all are one" in
liower to receive the ollered blessing of
intellectual no less than of spiritual life.
If a dillerencc exists anywhere save in
tlie imagination of pulpit or platform
orators, it must bo developed in those
later years, when the world, alas!
teaches to voung girlhood in so many
forms the soul-dwarfing lesson, that the
great deep mystery of being can only bo
rightly understood by unwearied con-
ning of latest fashion-plates, and that
woman's lifeis of importance in a direct
mtioornuniberoriiouiieesand I yardsofi
ru tiling.
Very respectfully.
D. E. Hexry.
A Portrait of Henry "Wilson.
The following pen portrait of Henry
Wilson, i.s by Miss Laura Beam, in the
Missouri JDemocraf: .-a
Lot your readers iniRginirunwfiS3
past tiic meridian of life, but witli tho
years resting lightly upou his head. A
tall, sinewv, square-shouldered man,
with a hand as soft as velvet and as linn
as friendship, and a figure admirably
proportioned there is in the pose of the
head the suggestion of an ear always in-
cnneii to me planus oi suilering
humanity. It is a round, shapely head,
wiiu mo organs oi Dcnevoienco largely
developed. The broad forehead as
clearly defines the qualities of order and
causality which are essential to practical
results, and beneath the crown of brain
we have soft brown eyes pure wells of
virtuous thought whioh havo tho
quality of carrying conviction to every
heart
A largo noe, in artist parlance of the
general onler, neither Knman nor
Grecian, gives diameter to the smooth, i
roiinii chocks and tlie mouth more
worthy of trust The lips aro mobile in 1
the sense of irenorositv and tenderness.
but arc less expressivoof courage, self
reliance and firmness. It is a mouth to
bo trusted forever. A decisive chin
completes the perfect oval of a face
which Is shaded by soft grav hair, worn
age or a wen-spent lile. The niornin
we saw him he had been in tho Senate
until four o'clock, and had taken no rest.
bllt ho lool:el as fresh and strong as a
bo f,rom hl? morning bath. This, too,
Is only the day but ono after his nomi
nation to the Vice Presidency, and he is
as serene as a summer sky. His voice is
round and full, with an organ depth of
tone which insensibly commands atten
tion. It stereotypes, to use a figurative
expression, the truthful language of the
age. Withal, my peu has failed of its
purpose of it has not conveyed to your
readers the idea of a great and good man.
Excellent Interest Rules. For
finding the interest of any principal
for any number of days, tho answer
in each case begin in cents, separate the
two right hand figures to express it in
dollars and cents.
Four per cent.' Mulllnlv lhr Tirfm-I-
pal by the number of days to run, sepa
rate the right baud figures from the prod
uct, and divide by 0.
i-ivepcr cent Multiply by number
of days and divide by 72.
Six per cent Multiply bv number of
days; separate right hand ficuros and
divide by 6.
Fight per cent. Multiply bv number
of days and divide by 75. '
Nino per cent Multiply by number
of days; separate right hand figures and
divide by 4.
Ten per cent Multiply by number of
days aud divide by 38.
Fifteen per cent Multiply by num
ber of days, aud divide by UL
Eighteen percent Multiply by num
ber of days; scparalo right hand figure
nnd divide by 2.
Twenty percent Multiply by num
ber of days and divide by IS. 1
Woman's Drudgery. Tho Hygienic j
system is pre-eminently the cause of,
woman both as respects tlie prcscrva-!
tion of health and tho treatment of dis
ease. A simple and wholesome plan of
cooking would relieve her of one-half of
her present hard toil and drudgery.
while it would promote the health of!
every member of her household. At!
least four fifths of all the money ex- j
irw.ltl-u llivuilllikl tlll4 IIIIIIUUI .111-
vlce arc paid because of the disease of
women and children. And nine-tenths
of all care, nursing, night-watching, and
privation of sleep and rest because of
sick children, are performed aud suf-
iereu uy women. The Medical SocTctv
lowing words, had truth if not poetry at
tno oasis oi the sentiment; 'vmn
God's best gift to man, and tho chief
support o.f tho doctors. from ffricnrr of
Health.
mnomiil t liiwit'ii hntr fM-tm I ! a l
Boys.
There
dependent nobility about farmers' boys
i.in-jv ever wirnpwuxi in tiircA
wno grow up In citios. Tin. h-
may be more polished, and perhaps a
little quicker with his mother tongue,
but sound him and you will And that he
has not tho depth of mind or the manli
ness of character that are generally pos
sessed by tho hardy country boy. Tho
latter is nature's child, he is strong,
fearless and independent, his faculties
are healthy and active, aud ho readily
masters the lessons that are spread out
so abundantly around them. Hstudies
the works and beauties of nature, and
being unhampered by the rules of con
ventionality, he seeks the natural cottre
of things he does not understand, de
pending upou himself for the solution of
his most difficult problems; thus he be
comes self-reliant, common-senso arid
practical, nnd when he goes out into tlio
world he deals with men on those prinJ
ciplcs. He understands human nature,
too, as lie has learned it from his oyn
disposition and his keen observation of
the conduct of other people, and, Ills'
common-sense telling him that human
nature is and always has been the same..
he knows exactly how to approach men-
when he wishes to gain his purpose,
The greatest men of every calfitig and
all atre have been farmers' sous, and
they will be until the end of time; and
the secret of their success is their self-
the heavy and disagreeable labr that
lormerly could not be avoided, and ena-
ble one man to do as much work as two'
or three could in earlier periods, so that
now farmers have more time to rend and
improve their minds and become famil
iar with events that are transpiring in t
the world. The great increase in books '
and periodicals and the low prices at
which they are ollered furnish addi
tional facilities for obtaining knowledge,
and if farmers take advantage of them as
it..... ..i.-..i.t ...nt . . l .
annum, ivu twJl suuu -1IIIU Ulir UlOSb
1 polished gentlemen and cultivated ?ehol-
ars among the youth of the country.
, Vf. Joaejuh Rrflertor.
.
YenHct of a Jury of Boys.
-
When Dr. Nathaniel Prentice taught
a public school in Koxbury he wa&yryj
much of a favorite, but his pqfieiiaeW
miiea wuuiu get nearly a!uauteuny;
the infraction of school jlea.i0yfcfti!
taCiUiyiyvJtotlsfefe
first boy detected in whispering, and ap
pointed some as detectors. Shortly
after, one of these detectors shouted,
"Master, John Ziegler is whispering."
John was called up and asked if it VI1S5
i fact (John, by the wav. was a favor-
j ite, both of the teachers and his school-
mates)
"les," answered John, "I was not
awuroof what I was about. Iwas Intent
on working outa sum, ami requested tho,n
one who sat next to me to reach 1119 tho .-.
arithmetic that contained the rule I, ,
wished to see." .'
The doctor regretted his hasty throat,"1
but told John he could not suffer htm to'
whisper and escape the punishment andt -continued:
"I wisli I could avoid it, but I cannot
without a forfeiture of my word, and a'iJ
consequent loss of authority, I will leaved
it," continued he, "to any three scholars- r
you may choose, to say whether or not I
Farm era'
shall remit the punishment" .
John said he would agree to that, and"'
immediately called out three boys. 1 1
The doctor told ihem to return a vcr- o
diet; this they soon did, aftera consulta-
tion, as follows:
"The master's word must be kept in- ''k
violate. John must receive the threat- n
enetl punishment of six blows of the -
ferule; but it must bo inflicted on volun
teer proxies, and we, the arbitrators, will
share the punishment by receiving each '
of us two of tho blows."
John, who had listened to the verdict,
stepped up to the doctor, and with out
stretched hand, exclaimed
"Master, here is my hand; they shan't
be struck a blow; I will receive the pun- ;
ishmcnt"
The doctor under pretence of wiping '
his face, shielded his eyes, and telling r
the boys to go to their seats, said he '
would think of it I believe lio did think i
of it to his dying day, but the punish
ment was never inflicted. Tbather. '
How to Kbev tub Boys. An intel
ligent and thrifty farmer says: But for
the co-operation of my boys i-should
have failed. Tlie eldest is near twentv
one, all the boys in tho neighborhood,
younger, havo left their parents; miner'
uao stueK.ro me wnen l mosr needed
their services. I attribute this result to
the fact that I have tried to make their
home pleasant. I have furnished them
with attractive and useful reading, and
when night comes, aud the da3-'s work Is
ended, instoad of running with other
boys to the railroad station and adjoin
ing towns, they gather around the great
lamp and become interested in their
books and papers.
Be Patient. Be patient with the
children poorly organized children,
nervous children, irritable children, that
tend to fret and grieve. Be patient with
children that are obstinate and . ugly,
whose lower nature seems to be more d
vcloped than their higher. Be patient
that, if possible, you may be able "to
counteract, or restrain or bind that evil
in them which otherwise may como
rolling over with accumulations to curse
the coming generation. And, moreover,
when you aro saving them- you rsa.vls
yourselves; for the vury discipline and
self-denial which aro required to train
those who are difficult to train, reacts
and makes you better.
A recipe, telling 1IUI0 people how to
rum their health:
1. Sleep in bed late.
Hat hot suppers.
3. Turn day Into night.
4. Never mind about wet ftt. i
5. Have a dozen doetors.
C. Try all tho new quacks.
7. If thpy dgu't kill, quack yourself.
$. Wear unseasonable clothing.
And if this don'tmake you sfek, then
you'll do to run nt large, and have your
own wy. in everything.
Tho gem cannot 1 di-bl "l'"
rriction, nor mail perfected without adversity.