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A TRCIFXTCB C&OFE&mT.
We will pass over the three following
weeks in the city, which were spent In
amusement of various kinds, and meet
the Ileu itto once mom at their summer
It is the lovely month of May again,
and As blooming as wlien we first intro
duced our friends to the reader. Yes
tiie bright sun has again warmed the
earth and causal it to bring forth and
bfosanm, thus to plure the eye and
charm the Iieart of mankind. How
kind is our Creator, thus to diversify
the seasons; for were tliey nlways fair
and beautiful, we ehould not be able to
appreciate them, but would consider
them nothing more than right and
what we deserve, when alns ! poor mor
tals! we are deserving of nothing. But
after the cold and oft time dreary win
ter, we look fortli to the return of
spring with Joyful emotions, and feel
an inward thankfulness as we gaze upon
its budding beauties and enhale its soul
reviving breezes. Thus it was witli
our fair young friend's, who were assem
bled upon the sloping lawn at the back
of Colonel Hewitt's mansion.
The Colonel and his lady sat upon the
verandah, gazing with pride and ofil-c-tion
upon their graceful and blooming
daughter as she ilitted to and fro among
her guests, herself the loveliest of all.
There was but one thing wanting to
make their joy complete, and that was
the presence of their son, from whom
they were expecting a letter daily.
Blanche was reclining upon a little
lounge, drawn out expressly for her, for
she was daily growing weakor, Uiough
the fresh spring breezes had funned her
brow, and was unable to participate in
the merry games of which sho had once
been wfond. She had therefore re
mained to keep Mrs. Hewitt company,
as she watched the others enjoy them
selves. A few young people of the neighbor
hood had met together at Sonora's invi
tation to celebrate a May festival, and
among tliem were Andrew Colter and
Claude Montrofe, who were rusticating
at a farm-liouse but a short distance
from the Colonel's.
But who is that handsome young na
val ofilcer whose blue coat and bright
brass buttons cause the hearts of some
of the country lassies to flutter? Let us
introduce liiin as the nephew of Colonel ,
Hewitt, Lieutenant Robert Hewitt. He
has accepted the cordial invitation of
his relatives to spend the summer with
All were present who had been in
vited save one Clarence Piorpont.
Though a true and upright Christian,
and bearing no malice within his man
ly heart, still lie oould not forget the in
sult which had been heaped upon him
enough to again become a guest beneath
the roof with one who had scorned his
poverty, resolving either to become
equal in wealth before he placed him
self in the way of temptation or never
again enter its portals. And who of
our readers blame him? Was ho not
right? Though a minister of the Gos
nel. he was but human, and subiect to I
the mine mselons as his brethren. I
Hftwlrur IAnni ii, a,fnii nf cn,B i
unforlunate betrothal to Norman Burke '
ami u irm;n.iinn . vnii n. fi,n
termination, as well as
change in Mrs. Hewitt's feelings, lie
had written to Sonora, informing her
that lie still remained the same as ever,
and stating that if all he had heard had
been misrepresented and she was true
to him still, to answer his letter and let
him know her feelings. He received an
answer hi return from her, which not
only contained the joyful intelligence
that her heart had never deviated from
its first cJioice, but also that she had re
ceived Iter parents' full sanction to their
union wlien lie should become settled,
ami informing him aloo of the happv
change In her mother's opinion of him.
Upon tlie reception of this epistle,
which found him still at the Stuarts',
Clarence had returned .South with the
bright beam of Hope once more within
bis hrensi. Consenuentlv Kniinm. lind
not the lileasuro of his socielv on Ibis
festal day nor Mrs. Hewitt the oppor -
iinJf.- nt fn)linflilm Iior full nnnrnein -
tion of his ecnorous conduct.
Within the few weeks which we have
w., ow... Mii n,.iir.
Claude and Cordelia had made rapid
... ,. r.t, .i
I'lugttaKi in txicil uiiiui. a uucuiiuiiB, .uiu
it whs not until he asked her Hand in
marriage that Cordelia began to think
of what she was doing. Then came the
thought, "What will mother say V As
yet Mrs. Marsh was almost in ignor
ance of affairs.
As the day had leen sient in out
door amusements, the evening was to
ue spent in me nouse, where old grand
pa and grandma Marsh, with their
daughter-in-law, were invited to par
take of the sumptuous supper that had
been provided for the occasion.
Claude, who had been uncommonly
Mnnfli'A fn PwlJIn -1 : .
attentive to Cordelia during the whole ' 've you, and yours only will I be," re
day, was now nowhere lo be found, jut ! plied Cordelia, sobbing as she dropped
as me oveiiing-B entertainment began
and when his society was missed the
Andrew Colter, who seemed rather
glad of Claude's absence than olberwi.,
look hut little notice of it, remarking
in a joking manner that he supposed he
was ratner jeaions 01 "brass buttons"
and had gone home to dream of Lieu
tenants land duels, no spoke truly
when he referred to brass buttons,
meaniug Robert Hewitt, who, charmed
by Cordelia's handsome brunette face,
had offered her numerous little atten
tions, not once thinking that he was
watched by the jealous eyes of a French
lover; and she in return hail seemed
rather pleased with his notice, though
her mind seemed to be constantly wan
derlng, and several times Blanche had
noticed her with her eyes fixed Intently
upon her mother, as if she was the sub
ject of herthoughts. Blanche thought
to herself, "Her manner forbodes some
thing wrong. I will watch her," and
fortunately she did.
Towards the close of the evoning, as
Blanche and Andrew sat alone upon
the piazza, conversing in low tones, An
"Blanche, could you lovo one who is
old enough to be your father?"
Blanche started at the nbruhlness of
the question as she asked:
"What do you mean, Mr. Colter?"
"Simply this: could you love me, an
old bachelor of forty, whose only rec
ommendation is loving you very dear
Iy ?" replied he as he grasped hor hand
within his palm.
"Mr. Colter, as a friend I esteem you
highly, but I regrol to tell you I can do
no more, for," and her voice trembled
with emotion, "Jilanche Leetre can
love but once."
"Jixcuse me, door girl. I was not
aware of any prior claim. I would not
knowingly have hurt your too sensitive
feelings for the world; but, Blanche, I
have loved you since first I saw you.
You remind mo of a dear sister who
died at your ge, and I resolved lo win
you if possible. Can you forgive my
presumption in daring thus to propose
upon so short an acquaintance? My
bachelor heart had never been stirred
by any feelings akin to love until I saw
you, though I havo lived nearly half a
century, and without any ceremonious
affectation I offered my humble self at
the first opportunity. Have I your par
don, dear Blanche? Think no more
about it. I should have known better
anyhow. But remember, dear girl, you
will always have aineere friend In old
Andrew Colter," and rising, he relin
quished hor hand as he imprinted a fer
vent kiss upon it.
"Let us re-enter the house," said
Blanche, taking his offered arm. "I
fully appreciate the honor you have
done me, Mr. Colter, and shall ever es
teem you as one of my dearest and
"Hark! "What was that? It sounded
like a low whistle!" exclaimed Andrew,
turning and looking in the direction of
the summer house, from whence the
sound seemed to come.
"There it is again," answered
Blanche. "Look ! there is the figure of
a man, who seems to be waiting for
some one. I have my susplplons of who
It is!" exclaimed she witli energy
"Listen, Mr. Colter. I hae reason lo
believe that man is none other than our
"Claude Montrose! Ah, a clandestine
meeting! I 'see through a mill stone! "
answered Andrew, and his face brieht-
c,,etl "P wIth "me unspoken thoughts.
"Blanche, that whistle was the signal
for some one! You return to the com-
1"''. all(1 1 wln nwerlaJn this mystery
and prevent, if possible, what I fear is
Blanche did as she was desired, glad
to have Andrew offer his services for
the very thing which -she herself knew
not how to accomplish.
Andrew, slipping down the stoop uu-
perceived, groped his way through the
shrubbery to the Iryst'ng-plBce. Se
creting himself behind a large chesnut
tree, which grew near one side, he pre
pared himself to watch proceedings.
Scarcely had he time tp hide ere
slight rustle was heard from an opposite
and rather unfrequented path, and in a
moment more Cordelia Marsh was
clasped in the arms ofher lover, Claude
"I feared your courage would fall, my
euc one. I gave the sienal three
times ere I had the exquisite pleasure
of "earing it rctunwl," said Claude, as
: e 5,nPri"twl a fervent kiss upon her
"J wiH ,,ot de"i' t,mt r for
i ,n' conscience told me I was doing
! wrong, dear Claude. I know that my
'"other would feel boll, hurt and angry
were she aware that I had gone thus far
without her knowledge, and something
tells me to stop. You know an unsauc
tified marriage is always followed by
"Do you then regret the step you
have thus far taken, fion cJtcre pelile
amiei Ah, waiHient.' I fear you have
ceased to love me for the handsome
lieutenant, who has friends and rela
tives to intercede in his behalf, while I
am alone," and he looked down mourn
fully into the eyes which were raised to
"No. no; accuse me not wrongfully.. I
her head upon his breast
"Jo rows amid jo vom amid vrai
wcHt" exclaimed the passionate
Frenchman. "You shall never regret
, this step. I will bear you lo my own
j. sunny home away in pleasant Frauce,
where my elegant but lonely castle I
awaits only a lovely wife lo keep me
couxtantly within Its grand old walls;
and in your love I shall be fully com
pensated for my long sojourn in a for
eign country, far from friends and kin
dred. This night you have rendered me
the happiest of men, and to-morrow we
will bid farewell to these scenes, which
are but mean compared to those you
will find In my own dear country. To
night at twelve meet me here aa we
agreed. I shall he punotual. The sig
nal will be the same as this evening.
You can manage to sjip out unseen. I
will have a carriage In readiness at the
foot of the Iane,whiclr will bear us to the
depot, where we will take the one o'clock
train for New York. Upon our ar
rival at the city we will be married im
mediately, and take the steamer which
sails to-morrow for Europe. Is this sat
isfactory? Are you willing to trust
your happiness to one whose entire life
shall be spent for your pleasure, my
"That which suits you pleases me, for
am only happy when near you,"
"All is then arranged. Come as soon
as you hear the signal. I shall not
speak, for fear wo might be overheard
in the still night. Rcmomber, be as
quiet as possible and fear not. Trust all
T will bo punctual at the appointed
time, and God grant that I may never
have cause lo regret it ! Tliot you may
ever prove true is my prayer!" ex
claimed Cordelia, and she released her
self from his embrace and retraced her
steps the same way she came.
Claude watched her till she was out
of sight and hastily made ills retreat,
little thinking all was known by his
friend Andrew, who had both een and
As soon as Claude was gone, Andrew
issued from his hiding pltfce and re
turned to the house, where he found
Blanche anxiously walling to hear the
"It is as I suspected. Claude Mon
trose, who is styled my friend, has
planned an elopement with Miss Marsh.
They are to meet at twelvo to-night,
trlinll lin ftifntwlc iwiprt!iii lwi In Von.
York, where they aret 1 married ami
start for Lurope Immediately. All is
arranged. A carriage is to he in wait-
ing at the foot of the lane to convey
them to Ihe cars," said Andrew, as he
he took Blanche one side.
Can this be possible?" exclaimed
Blanche, while a glow of indignation
mantled her pale cheeks. "Can it be
possible that my cousin can thus be
persuaded to forsake hor friends and i
tlint Innp mnllior whose onlv nm!n. I
tliat lone motliir, AWiose onli
iii I'll' sue i:, iui . uiwtp uiiiintiuipitru
, tWIU Ulllll tllUa V11111I 11I1U 1IUI
...l.n ll.ua .-l l .
to ruin? Oh, Cordelia! Cordelia! have
you forgotten Grade's dying words?"
and she covered her face with her hands
to hide her anguish.
"Grieve not, dear Blanche.
It is not i
yei loo laie lo arrest er in iier imaiu-
uuicu cuursv. xitaivc ;in m uic uuu aoi
nothing about it. I will see that the
1 1 T II I .. .1 . .
thoughtless girl is restored in safety to
her friends before to-morrow morning,
and teach the presumptuous Frenchman
not to meddle with the hearts of our
American belles without the knowledge
and consent of their friends. I never
liked tills man, though wo have been
together a great deal and ho has clmosed
to style me his friend. I now believe
him not only to be a rascal, but an ac
complice and friend to Norman. And
as to his reputed wealth, why, that is
ail moonshine. It Is now ten o'clock,"
continued Andrew, looking at his
watch. "Supper will not bo ready for
an hour yet. I will therefore retire im
mediately, giving as an excuse for my
absence business with my friend, which
is only the truth, for I will make it my
business to attend to what is none of
his business," and making his adieus to
the company, retired.
Blanche's feelings were too much ex
cited to allow hor to offer thanks. Sink
ing into a seat as Andrew left the room,
for a few moments sho gave way to her
KniTOH Xkw Xotrrnwisr:
In all of man's sublime essays of
loveliness and beauty, he has not nor
never can more than symbolize true
woman. Far as the mind may have ex
plored the plain of imagination, far as
divine rapture mav 1iva nnnrni iim
n I """"" """J "a repaycu uie
ellorts of speculation in the realm of
laney, far as the nercontlve ken hni
been Introduced to Heavenlv fornix n..l
itn'.lii. irinn- i 7 V -
anfeeiic giorj man has never yet found
even the Ideal or woman's suierinr in
the whole universe. Stranno it is lint
mcn will forget that the skill of God was
applied in the creative perfection of
woman as well as man. All this fustiou
about superhuman excellence is the
merest nonsense. It is not within the
mental compass of man to conceive of
anything better than tho highest range
of earthly perfection. Man mav weaken
his own eyes by celestial speculation, or
y celestial speculation, or
condemnation of earthly
; may indulge evangelic
uy a enronic
visions, but he can dream of no imago
more divine than woman. Tho daugh
ters of Eden havo all their elements of
divinity yet. Men, whatare you talk
ing about? What are vott looking for
oft there among the clouds? Belter
como down aud stay hero awhile
maybe you can Fee something to ad mi re.
J. C. SNTiDOKASS.
IJDirvit New XoKTHWtsT :
Portland, Sept. l.", 1S72.
On the mil install bright and interest
ing liltlegirl of oneyear.Rachel Virginia
Grabel by name, In the glory of opening
childhood, just learning the use of her
little feet, slipped mischievously away
from the care of her elder sister and fell,
unseen, into a tub of boiling wafer.
The scalding was Wp and terrible, but
no crlesof pain entile from the little suf
ferer. She lingered a few hours and
j then her burial took place this after
noon. I assisted to dig the grave. The
friends of the afflicted family assembled
at an early hour. By and by, among
the approaching Vehicles, came one con
taining the principal mourners and the
casket that enclosed the corpse. The
coffin was opened, revealing the sweet
face of the child in the death sleep.
The mourners had withdrawn from
the coffin, the cover had been fastened
down and the ropes taken In hand to
lower the precious remains to their final
resting place when the sad act was
arrested and the sorrowing silence
broken by the notes of a sacred song. I
am not a believer in the resurrection, or
life after death, but that pause during
the singing; the body of the dead before
us; the unutterable agony of the be
reaved parents; the silent sympathy of
friends and relatives, aud that sad, sweet
song, caused these words of Victor Hugo
to strike me witli a force I never felt be
fore, "Let us so live that death shall be
progress." The death of children Is more
impressive than the departure of those
who have run a longer career. L.
Tur. DitKtss ok Civilized Womux.
I do declare that I think it would be
better to die nnd get out of torment nt
once than to have to rise every morning
for some forty or fifty years and box
one's body up in a sort of compressive
armor, hang weights to one's hips aud
more weights upon one's head which
last are supported by the roots of the
hair; put oiio'h feot into shoes a number
too small, and not of the right shape,
aud witli heels liko stills; and then set
about doing the whole duty of woman
witli a cheerful face aud a spry air, for
from fifteen to foyenteen mortal hours
out of the twenty-four! That there are
so many women who axe not freighlened
into n decline at such a prospect, and
that they bravely undertake to do it
nay, more, that they pven dream that !
undcrsuch lisd Ax utages they can work
tied man, and
that they die iftfrylng firdo It, certainly
sayg much for their courage, but very
little for their common sense.
L J ,,nnlJ ? BM extent is
ances for suspending the weight of his
clothing from his shoulder. If the east
wind blows he can turn up his coat col
lar, button himself up snugly, slouch
his hat over his eycu. thrust his hands
into his nockets and brave tho weather.
But imaginca woman removing her hat
r bonnet from the angle at wtiicli fasli-
"" f u 1111 iireuuin ui
ti,e weather, or turning any of her "fix-
tures" un to protect her neclc and throat,
or buttoning anything that was unbut
toned before, or sticking her hands into
her pockets! She would be taken foran
improper character out on a mild spree,
or for an escaped inmate of a lunatic
asylum, should she endeavor by any
impromptu arrangement of her habill-
iiieuis io save hit iieuiui. ,wnwr ij
Tiik Maicriagr ok l'cnn Hya
cinths. "Pore Hyacithe is married to
an American widow." It was his mar
riage which completed Luther's rupture
with the Roman Church and rendered it
forever incurable. Wedded in secret, in
the presence of a few trusty friends, half
overwhelmed by the consciousness of an
net that the children of the Church arc
t might to abhor, and yet resolute in the
conviction of truth and right, that step
prevented forever the German Reform
ers' return to tho bosom of Catholicism.
Pore Hyacintho has not been forced to
celebrate his nuptials in silence aud
secrecy, solid walls between him and
the eyesof men. Physical fear need not
agitate him; lie is secure In person and
power against the jxwer of the Church.
Vet none the less has he cut down the
lirldgo that still remained between
Catholicism and himself. His marriage
means his final determination to aban
don the roliglous system which he
taught from the pulpit of Notre Dame.
Casuistry may attempt to prove that to
tho essence of Roman Catholicism he
still adheres, mid cite that he had Dol
Ilnger aud his associates as allies; but
distluctiuctlons of that nature blind
only for a moment. In most religious
systems the form is as much as the
II is possible lhat Pere Hvacinthe had
this marrlago long in view. If so, It
gives a new explanation toliis departure
from the folds of the Church. There are
somo natures so warm, so generous, so
easily lost in a pure though passionate
love, that all the wealth and honors of
the world are trifles weighed against it.
I A Ghost at tiik Rockland Hoi-sk.
I The Boston Journal says: "Sunday
i night, as the watchman of the Rockland
j House, ania3Ket Jieacn, was going his
rounds, ho was attracted to the outside
' tlle "ose uy a strange noise which
! cna,aIlf Von,l. e mu.,lc stan1 hx front
.in uic iniifi. muiigii me moon was not
very brilliant, he was able tosee that in
'some unaccountable manner there had
oee" a complete revolution in the ex-
i I a vl n a. 1 1 t rT'l . .
ivi iui ill iitUKUiiii'iib muirs. llieiCUt
wiiioli is usually pitched on the lawn,
had taken n flight and was now pitched
above the music stand. How this came
about was Impossible to tell, but upon
approaching tne tent, there was a noise
which denoted at least one occupant
and by tho regularity of the tattoo upon
tlin hniiMli. 11. n . 4a .......
uiiiiwmi was supposed
to have cloven feet. After a careful sur-
vey tho watchman approached, rcadvto
, reicl any attack, If necessary nnd
determined to expel the intruder If he
had to clasp hands acme n i.i,i.-
Minem TTIa fiimrl.. ....... t. . .
...w.... may ue imagined
when he found on closer inspection that
the celebrated calf owned by Mr. Ripley
had takon possession of the lent and ap
peared ready to expel all intruders.
How tho tent came upon the stand and
how the calf canio inside of the tent, are
things which 'no fellah can tell.' "
From die Woman's Journal.
Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Greeley.
The Intellectual ability of Mrs. EJiza
beth Cadv Stanton and her respective
character as tho leader of one wing of
me vomau Bunrage -Movement gives
peculiar significance to her views of the
political situation. The following ex
tract from a private letter will bo read
with interest by all:
Mr. Greeley's course on the woman
question lias been a complete repetition
of his course on the anti-slavery ques
tion. Wlien it was a mora! question
merely, he was an abolitionist, but
when it came up in anyway to trouble
politicians, lie was down on its advo
cates. You well remember his bitter
hostility wlien the Liberty party was
formed, and rolled up 00,000 votes, and
defeated Henry Clay. Such was his
hatred of James G. Birney, for splitting
the Whig party to pieces, that he let no
opportunity slip to persecute his sons,
even during tho late war. Exactly so
with Woman Sufl'raire. He could con
sider it, as anrtbttrartlon; but wlien the !
uour came for political action m New
York and Kansas, Mr. Greeley thought
it w ise to shun a question which might
be as troublesome to the Republican
party, as slavery had proved to the old
Whig organization. Ho felt that Suf
frage for the Negro was all they could
Whoever wrote the article you enclose,
"Mr. Greeley on Woman's Rights,"
failed to see what a whifllcr he made of
Mr. Greeley in representing that he
could be turned from the convictions of
years, publicly professed and advocated,
because Tom, Dick and narry, who pro
fessed the same faith, proclaimed their
opinions without wisdom, or good taste.
NeitherTrainnorWoodliuII could damp
my enthusiasm in pressing what I deem
the greatest step In civilization the
world has yet taken; namely, the recog
nition of woman's thought in political,
religious aud social reform.
Mr. Greeley's opinions, so strongly
expressed in his recent controversy with
Theodore Tilton, indicate ids real posi
tion to-day. I think it fair to judge him
by his latest and most deliberate utter
ances. The fact is, Mr. Greeley is defi
cient in real resiicct and chivalrous
feeling for woman. I suppose there
never was a woman ho admired more
than Margaret Fuller; and yet, in sum
ming up lior character, in his "Recol
lections of a Busy Life," he said, in .sub
stance, that what she most wanted was
a husband and three bouncing babies.
These are not his exact words, but near
enough to show what he considers the
remedy for all the shortcomings and
Idiosyncracies of a woman's character.
I know plenty of women who have
grand men for husbands and numbers of
bouncing babies who, nevertheless, have
deteriorated even year or their lives.
.inn i am giati in see jur. itreeiey s
friends trying to pnVe him sound on
this miestion now. The "splinter" lias
opened their eyes. I think if Oliver
Johnson could travel through the coun
try, as 1 nave tloiie during the last j'ear,
lie would not find Woiimn'a Sufl'rage a
"stench in the nostril" of tho multi
tude, but the hoenf the nation. Let
no such twaddle discourage us.
i riily yours,
El.lZAnKTH Cady Staxtox.
Titxaklv, N. .1., Aug. 2S, 1ST2.
Thk Aoe of Max. FroWasor Farra-
day adopts Flouriu's physiological the
ory that the age of man is one hundred
years. Tho duration of life ho believes
to be measured by tho time of growth.
When once the bones and epiphyses are
united, the body grows no more, and It
is at twenty years this union is effected
The natural termination of life is five
removes from the several lmints. Man
b?ing twenty years in growing, lives j
live times twenty years, that is to sav.
one hundred years; the camel is eight
years in growing, lives five times eight
years, that is to say, forty years; the
horse is Hvo years in growing, and lives
twenty-five years; and so with other
animals. The man who does not die of
sickness lives anywhere from eighty to
one hundred years. Nature has given
man a century of life, but he does not
attain It because he inherits disease, eats
unwholesome food, gives license to his
passions, and permits vexation to
disturb his healthy oquipoiso; he does
not die, he kills himself. The Professor
divides life into two equal halves,
growth and decline, and these halves
into infancy, youth, virility and age.
Infancy extends to the twentieth year,
youth to the fiftieth, because it is during
this time that the tissues become firm;
virility, from fifty to seventy-five, dur
ing which tho orgnnism remains com
plete; and at seventy-five old age com
Thomas Cahlylk's Auvick to a
Poet. Your name hitherto is known to
mo chielly as associated with verse. It
is one of my constant regrets, in this
generation, that men to whom the gods
have given a genius (which means a
light of intelligence, of courage, and all
manfulness, or else means nothing) will
insist, In such an earnest time as ours
lias grown, in bringing out their divine
gift In the shape of verse, which now no
man reaus entirely in earnest, mat a
mau has to bring out his gift in words
of any kind, and not in silent divine
1 actions, wiucn aione are in to express it
1 well, seems to mea great misfortune for
I him; but that ho should select verse,
with Its half credibilities aud other sail
accompaniments, when he might have
' prose and be wholly credible, if he
desired it; this I lay at the door of our
! spiritual teachers (pedants mostly, and
I speaking an obsolete dialect), who
i thereby incalculably rot the world;
'making him who might have been a
! soldier and fighter (so terribly wanted
.just at present), a mere preacher and
Idle singer. This is a fixed perception
I of mine, growing ever more fixed these
i many years; and I oiler it to you, as I
have done to many otuers in tlie like
case, not much hoping that you will be
lieve in It all at once. But, certainly, a
good, wise, earnest piece in prose from
you would please me better than the
muslcallcst verses could.
Tin: Tnot iiLKS of ax Kxulishmax.
I talked with a brother from her Maj-
' esty's dominions:
, Says I, "Where are you going ?"
t Km-s lie. "To hide a hoe."
Says I, "What are you going to hide a
Says he, "I didn't wy hhle a hoe, T
said hide a hoc."
Says I, "Spell it."
Says he, "I-d-.vh-o."
"Oh!" saysl, "Idaho."
"Yes," nays he, "hide a hoe."
The BeneSt of "Woman to Man.
Did it ever occur to any of our readers
what a refining and polishing influence
tlie society of woman gives to man?
Tlie association witli intelligent and ed
ucated women Is ever observable in the
man. The com mon coarseness of many;
the bashful awkwardness of others; the
general tendency of man to satisfy his.
passions are all toned down and oblit
erated, when thev are continually
broncht Into the society of women. The
gentle, kind and insinuating way a good evening was a young man dressed al
woman's influence is thrown about the , most gaudily, and bearing himself with,
rudo and reckless man, Is always ob- all the distasteful self-conceit ofabrain
servable. She seems to reach Into his less millionaire. He was thereon of a
heart witli fingers that very soon weed
out every uncouth and unseemly plant.
She does this, apparently, without an
effort; she gives to n man grace, fluency
In conversation, gentleness of manner,
complete ease In society and a love of
the arts, sciences and beauties of nature;
she throws about his experience an
atmosphere of love, confidence, hope,
trust, honor, fidelity and virtue! The
rough obstructions to be met witli upon
the exterior of his character are very
soon cut away and the scars healed up
from sight. The processor change from
a vicious, lonely life, to ono of female
association and refinement, isoften slow
and tedious; but the metamorphie
changc Is sure to take place under the !
love, judgment and guidance of a true
woman. If there is anything in a man
that may be called metal, the beneficial
Influence of woman's association will
burnish it to such a brightness that its
kind and quality can soon be deter
mined. Some coarse and brutish men scon at
the beneficial influence of woman, but
most all sooner or later are led to feel its
t .. ; . . t j .. .1 i f . i
tHjwer. Hie man who can never feel
this reclaiming, purifying power, and
has no faith in woman's ennobling, ele-
vatiug influence, Is possessed of a heart
poor indeed. We do not wish his
society we know our business relations
with him cannot be pleasant and com-
rianionable. The low, vicious habits of
ife arc his, as he has no incentive to bo
.otherwise, or even wish to elevate his
character. WilUnnelte Farmer.
NkwTax Bill. For kissing a protty
girl, one dollar.
For kissing a homely one, two dollars.
The tax is levied iu order to break up
the custom altogether, it being re
garded as a piece of inexcusable absurd
ity. ior every nirtation, ten cents.
For every youiiir man who has more
than one girl, five dollars. ' thorough and reliable mode of canning
Courting in tlie kitchen, 25 cents. tomatoes is as follows: They are just
Courting in the parlor, tivo dollars. sufficiently steamed, not cooked, toscald
Courting in romantic places, live dol- or loosen the skin, and are then poured
lars, and liftv cents thereafter. 1 UP? tables and the skin removed, care
Seeing a "lady home from church, be,ln,s ta'n to Preservp,tho tomato in as
twenty cents. j solid a state as possible. After being
Falling to sec her homg, five dollars j peejefl, they are placed in large pans
andcoste. 'with small bottoms in which holes are
For ladles who paint, fifty cents. Pro- i perforated, so as to strain off the liquid
ceeds to be devoted to the relief of dis-1 tllat emanates from them. From these
consolate husbands who have been tie-1 ians tUci' a carefully placed by hand
deceived by outside nppearanccrt. j " can" which are tilled as solidly aa
Wearing a low-neck dress, one dollar, possible, in other words, all are put
Frocceds devoted to the relief of frail ! through the usual process and hermot
old bachelors whose earthly welfare has t Ically sealed. Tlie cans, when opened
been put in jeopardy by this fashion. for use, present the tomato, not only
Wearing hoops over eight feet in di- liI;e natural vegetable in taste and
anieter, eight cents per hoop. ' color, but also in appearaneo; when thus
Itnnhi'loi-s over lliirfv vmi-j nM inrmi scaled, they are warranted to keen In anv
ten dollars and banished to Utah
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Juich boy baby, lifty cents.
Each girl baby, ten cents.
Twins, ope hundred dollars premium,
to be paid out of tlie fund accruing from
tlie tax on bachelors.
Heads of families of more than thir
teen children fined a hundred dollars
and sent to jail.
General James F. Wilson ox
fiKAXT. Iii his elorjuent speech at Fair
field, Iowa, General James F. Wilson
I havo entered on no defense of Presi
dent Grant. He does not need it. I do
not claim that he has made no mis
takes: but I do assert that such as he
may have mado do not seriously affect
tho public interests. He lias done as
well in ills high ofilce as any man would
have done. He is a patient, able, plod
ding man, who neglects notrustand be
trays no confidence. Let those who can
point to deeds of their own as great a3
his criticise him. Let drone3 and fail
ures he silent. What a man has done
constitutes the true standard by which
to try him. Take Grant's history for the
lost twelve years, and you may safely
challenge the world to match it. The
storm of malignant mendacity which
nas burst upon uim will spend its fury
in vain. The people of this country,
gratefully remembering his great ser -
vices, win see to nis sate deliverance.
Tlie American people are not ungrate -
1-..I -V I Fit . I 1 .,
iui. uvcuiuer win prove una uy uie
re-election of Grant.
Bk Gentle with nirii.mtEx Tin
ever gentle with the children God lias ' !er to the altar, than ho did last night
given you. Watch over them, con- j when he carried hor oil" up stairs from
stanlly. Beprovo them earnestly but ' among an admiring crowd."
not in anger. In the forcible language j
of Scripture, "Be ye not bitter against' V Quaker married a woman of the
them." "Yes, they are good boys," I j Church of England. After tho cerc
once heanl a kind father say. "I talk to mony, the vicar asked for tho usual fees,
them verv nmeli hut. In nnt. IIL-n 4n hnnf which lie said were a crown. The'
my children the world will beat them."
it was a beautiful thought. Yes, there
is not one cniut in the circle around the
table, healthy and happy as they look
now, on whose head, if long enough
spared, the storm will not beat. Ad
versity may wither them, sickness may
ness reigned, where the mother's eve
was moistened with a tear, and the
father frowned, "more in sorrow than in
. Ants axd Moles. For ants, place a
fresh meat Iwne where the ants can get
at it, and they will Hock to it in large
numbers. When they aro on it, dip it
in hot water; repeat It a few times and
the ants will have disappeared. For
moles, dig a hole like a post hole across
one of the molo holes, iu the bottom,
-.1 ! 1 I" .
piuct: sumo mjri previously uippeu in
sulphur. Set tiro to them, and, when
once well-on fire, cover up close with a
board, and the mole hole acts as a pipe,
The mole leaves.
A young German girl named Mary
too ; vi n rrn on I-Tint l.ol An... i.f
Rice, living near Bethel. Mortrancountv.
attempted suicide on tho 30th tilt., by
throwing herself across a railroad track.
The engineer succeeded in stopping the
train within four feet or her. Desertion
by her lover is the cause ascribed. Since
recovering, however, slm lma iiimmM
better of the matter, and now says she
wouldn't commit suicido "for ail the
Dulch lovers in the country." "
iaue, a com worm may lrown on tliem. ,.r ? ' ',v",cu lu
But, amidst all, let memory carry them I Quaker, "in thy aasertion; Solomon:was.
i.nni-inni,nn,n .i n.i ri-i,,..1:! wise man; there aro thy fees, and
ui iv 4 iiuiiiu iiuiu iui: itb ui mini .
A Money Match Death.
A recent letter from Boston-tells this
sad story: "A fuueral proce98lon,paseed
by yesterday. A yountr man told m n
story that 1 think has a peculiar sadness
about it. At Saratoga, last season, at
one of thelargest balls, wasayounglady
with the most charming" and insinuat
ing manners and graces. Her toilet was
equally as pleasing. She was the belle of
tne oan an Honor accorded nor without
i dissent. Her attendant during- the
Boston leather dealer. He met the lady,
at Saratogo forthefirRt time last season
and she, by direction of her parents, who
were also wealthy, and who insisted,
upon the arrangement, became his affl-'
anced. Previous to this sho had met a
young gentleman, also of Bosfon, of the
utmost respectability, thorough honor
and integrity, but without fortune. To
him she had been something more than
a friend, in fact almost a betrothed. He
was young, had risen by his own stern
efforts, and was, it is said, possessed of
sterling and promising abilities, which
in time must have won him wealth aitd
perhaps distinction. On the return -of
the lady from Saratoga last season her-
engagement prevented her from furthor..
r .. .. i.i. T.. 7.t ' i .1 i .
uiiuii--uiii?c wim utu iirsi suuur iuu.iiu
was dismissed. His grief was pitiful.
He strove not to reverse it byword or
action; but the very efforts ho so labor
iously made exposed the poignancy of
his wounds. The lady lived with hor
husband iu tlie suburbs of the city at'a
largo and costly residence for one-month
after their marriage. By that time the
abuse of the husband compelled an im
mediate separation. lie was lncontt-
nently shipped to Europe, whore he still
romains, and the young wifo was left to
gradually decline iu health until death
ensued; but not before sho had re
proached her parents for driving hor to
tlie alllauco which wrought sueli early
ruin aud blasted such bright hopes and
expectations. As the funeral procession
passed up a public street tho first lover,
while watching with blanched cheeks
and moist eyes the sad cortege, fell to
the ground while suffering an attack of
: hemorrhage of the lungs. He was car
ried into a physician's olllce near, whore
I he died before the body of one he so
tenderly and devotedly loved was laid
j in its last resting place."
Caxxixo Tomatoes. In the Syracuse
T..' 47 ... 1 .r-H t tirr.
V'Mon w.e un" tne loiiowlng: "The most
, cumuli-, .win iwiuu iiiuni, win Lasie as
naturally as wlien nrst plucked from the
DiSTUitn.vxcE ix the Sux. Famil
iar as we all are witli the great luminary
of the solar system, astronomers at this
particular epoch were never so vividly,
excited in regard to its physical charac
ter. Since the invention of the spectro
scope, they havo found that we have
been profoundly ignorant in a branch of
science considered quite firmly estab
lished. Within the past few months
observers have witnessed gigantic dis
plays of force in tho metallic lustre of
tlie sun's atmosphere, far more wonder
ful than any phenomena heretofore seen
or suspected in far off celestial regions.
There are frequent burstings or explo
sions on the surface of the sun, appar
ently, which rend a path through its
shluing envelope at the rate of seventy
thousand miles iu a slnglo minute.
Electricity is aslow coach in comparison.
A correspondent of a Boston paper,
writing from Newport, saj-s: "The belle
of the season here is a Philadelphia lady,
who has been a belle for over half a
century, and whose hair is as pure and
white as the paper on which 1 write.
She la charming. She is never 'out of
practice' wlien asked for music: sh is
1 ready to entertain any one, and she does.
I ua " j""k mines can no. -isnouiu,
! 1e furiously jealous,' said Kate, last
I .1 1 t nrinn.n(nK:n 1 1 1 , ' . ...
'"6"'i "' nainiiuj; uur uoiu court m
tlie hotel parlor, "were I her husbandf
I do not believe this better half of huts
even felt more nrond when he led
Quaker, astouned at the demand, saKl if
l. .....!. I l.C, nm- fnvt In tlir
I1U UUUlll IIUII 1111U ... .'vi
Scriptures which proved his fees were a
crown, lie would give it to him; upon
which the vicar directly turned to
Proverbs xii. 4, where it is said, "A
virtuous woman is a crown to her hus-
something besides to buy thee a good
iAii.f frlnvfta "
"Well, I did not think, when I mar
rietl you, that you would grow to bo
such a goose!" said a young marriM
man to his bride, who was pouting-because
she could not go to a party in the,
evening. "Neither did I," she replied,
"but your mother was telling me, onfe
yesterday, how much I was growing
.iui, juui ;iy." rsotn laugueu, ana
they concluded to make un and be gobd-
J The following is an old recipe for the
choice of a wife for old bachelors.-
: A much or beanty at preserves nation.
.i". '"i??f ,ea " "79". .7i;,o nblertinn :
And every paiwlon kept n ''"ESftlrfiVl
Tn.i r,.i. . ,,.-i. n tier trom P"""".
wi.i ;r.ir..: rJ5.i na men make your t-
Quecn Victoria OTslastyrpre.Ued
"ill. ivo barrels ot
i tlie winter varieties of Michigan.
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