MRS. A. J. DE.MWAT, Editor ani rroprlrtor Ori'ICK-ror.ThipU nnd Wnshliiston Kts A Journal for tho Feta. - Iieroled to the Interests of Ifiimnnlty. Independent In rolltfcM tirrif ItWtflon. llre to all Live Inw,'sriwl Thoroushly Ilatlkal In bppo-bitrantl KxpoVfnrtlie Wronj of th Maiw. TKI5MK, IN ADVANCE: One year. Six month. Three ruoinhv. . , 1 H Correspondent .writing ovwiwsumed signa tures must make known tlielr names to tlnv Editor, or no attention will be given to their communications. ADVEKTMjHM KNTB Inserted on Reatoflahle Tenuis. TrOX.TJ3IJ3 II- rOTtTIVIrD , OKEGON, FRIDAY, A.TJGTJST lJ?rS5- Fbke Spf.bcii, Free Tress, Vuhe rrortc SOUOBA HET7ITT. BT VBS. KTOtE wrTHKJtrLU EnCmd, meoordlns lu the Act of Congress, In the yi-ar by Mn.Kale Wttherell.in the Of fice of the Librarian nTComrrem At Washington flty.J 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.