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Tlie DlrRC oTtlic Sea.
. t-nlm, and placid, and treacherous sea!
O. glorious, beautiful, shimmering ea!
Hoi I on in thy majetty, now and forever!
Chanting the dlrse r the myotic Forever.
I look from my window this radiant nfglit
)-er thy wlerd want of waters, traaseendently
AVI tli the BhiiiiinT of stars ami the mm
ljeaittfi white slow.
As pure a If lent from the wlW wattes or Know,
Which on mountains I e from afar o the
As they keep t-nd time with the kttlp'sgrnce-
O, tell me, tliou mourning and sorrowing sea
Thou mlKhly, m.ij-'.ic andtnagteal sea
Whence calm- thoti.und where art tbou goin;,
'banting the dirsr of the nystle FwverT
W.'ll keepest llimi thy ect, and mortal like
May learn not thy story, thou md, walling sen.
Js it vain that I aek thee? Ah, ever thy moan
Ji chanted all over in a wild monotone;
And thou morkixi nit-' now, as thy elf-loefce,alI
Tiiou shake! in mj race iu thow freest in tby
O.whatcanthy erief be, murmurtttcfiea?
Or i it but frenzy? Are thy wits daft, O sea?
That thus In thy iniijcnty, now and Jbrever,
Tliou rhantect tlx- dirge ot the miotic Forever?
I ha e seen thH- m'tiiiies when wlW Morms,
in their rag',
Have lashed thee to fury, the rstieent sage;
And then I have dreamer that thou loid'st of
And of ages long gone, when the bounteous
Lay wrapt in thy billow, ere moBnlains came
When darkney- upon thee wit silent and grim,
Aud void earth, without form, sang her pre
natal hymn ;
T!ir:i I think that thou told't itte, jealous old
VVhn dixtorled and torn In thy furious mo
tion, How the glad, smiling earth eame forth in her
And left thee urerer to tell the sad story
of divided dominion 'twlxt eurth-world and
Is noi tii U thy story, thou murmuring sea?
Xo reply doth he make; but evr, forever,
ir chanteth the dirge of the mystic Forever.
A. J. D.
Wrlttei. off i he Oraaon Oeast, Dec 19, 13W.
SOITOEA HEWITT. '
BY MRS. HI-HIE WmiKnCLL.
F Entered, according tn the Aet of Congress, in
the year 1S72, by Mi-. Kusle Wltherell, In the Of
fice of the librarian of Cong re) at Washington
HIE SAFE KKTLKN HoMK A JOVPTI. MEETING
A KK-O'ITKil FAMILY.
It was a rainy, drizzJy night in Ooto
ber when our heroine arrived at the
camping-grounds of the Natchitoches.
It was now in the latter part of Novem
ber, and another rainy night, though a
iur worse one; uut now Ulllerent were
her feelings now from what they had
been when a few weeks before she had
traversed the same ground a prisoner,
utterly ignorant of what horrid fate
might be in store for her.
"We will not attempt to describe the
jfpy of Harry ami ofBobert, who always
persisted in blaming himself as part of
the cause of all this misfortune. X eith
er will we follow them on their entire
journey. Arriving at Baton Rouge,
whither they were accompanied by
Many Canoes, they stopped a while
to recruit themselves and to obtain
suitable apparel, for it will be remem-
I'ored they were still in Indian costume.
soon as mey were once more
equipped they commenced their jour
ney homeward, accompanied by LodI,
whose departure from them Sonora
would not listen to.
Arriving at New Orleans, thoy imme
diately telegraphed the joyful intelli
gence of their speedy return, aud before
they could scarcely realize the blissful
certainty, our now happy party stepped
upon the cars which were to deposit
them in safety at Bridgeport
Leaving Sonora and her two faithful
friends in the care of Clarence, Harry
and Robert set out on foot for home,
which was but a abort distance from the
depot, to prepare their friends for the
excitement which must iteessarily fol
low their appearance.
The day had been rather an unpleas
ant one. The winds sighed mournfully
through the numerous trees which sur
rounded Spring brook, scattering the
dried leaves in melancholy confusion,
and bringing vividly to mind the words
of the poet, "The nielaneholy days have
come, the saddest of the year."
Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Summers and
Adele were sitting together in the room
of the former. Adele had been reading
for the amusement of Mrs. Hewitt, who
was still an invalid. Laying down her
book, she arose and walked to the win
dow and said:
"Poor Blanche! You should have
seen her yesterday when I told herSo
nore. was safe, and would soon be with
us once more. 'Ami Clarence, her be
trothed, safe tooffeho exclaimed, as If
she feared for the safety or one who was
so dear to her friend."
"Do you know," remarked Mrs. Sum
mers, "that I have often thought
Blanche's declining health arises from
other sources than mere bodily illness""
"Do you think so? I know she
thinks a great deal of Clarence, but I at
tribute that to his mother and her
grandmother's former Intimacv for
they were friends from childhood,?' re
plied Mrs. Hewitt, casting an anxious
glance down the road. Heaving a sigh
she continued: '
"How I do wish thoy may arrive to
day! It is three months since that
dreadful day. Poor, dear child! Had I
but listened when she and Clarence
lnjth pleaded so affectionately instead of
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i .r. I i . -f I
Hstenlng to my own wicked Iicart,
which sought riches for my child's hap-
plness, air this might have been pre
vented; but perhaps it Is better as it Is,
for now that I have passed through the
furnace of aflllction, my heart, I trust,
has become more purified. God saw
my sin and has justly punished me for
it, and though I have inueed mourned,
I will ever bless His Holy name. Sirs.
Summers, I never knew what happi
ness was, compared to what I now en
low and can 1 nut live to onco more
clasp my darling cnliu to my heart, I
shall be ready to exclaim, 'Lord, now
lettest Thy servant depart in peace!' "
Before there was any reply made to
these remarks, they were startled by
Adele jumping from her seat and rush
ing from the room, leaving the two
mothers in amazement At her unusual
excitemet. But cru they had time to
comment upon it, she sprang into the
room pulling Harry after her, followed
"Harry! my dear, dear son! Bur.
where, oh, where is your sister?" and
Mrs. Hewitt sank sobbing upon his
arm. "God be praised that you are
"As well as Sis, who will be here very
soon, dear mother," replied he, leading
her to lier seat.
"Forgive me, Robert," said Mrs. Hew
itt after a moment's silence, "but I was
so engrossed with but one subject that I
could think of nothing else."
"You are excusable, dear aunt But
rather let me ask pardon, for all this
might have been prevented had I but
accompanied my cousin on that unfor
tunate visit," replied Robert
"Mention it not, Robert; I would for
get that night But you are entirely
blameless and deserving of great praise
for your aid in rescuing your cousin.
But where is she, and why does she not
"She Is at the depot awaiting the ar-
nvai oi campson Willi tlie carriage,
which I ordered before Miss 'Dell took
full possession of me," replied Harry,
looking at his young wife with a smile.
"Clarence is with her, besides Rlssey
and Lodowiski. an Indian woman.
whom we have brought with us, and to
whom Sonora is mostly indebted for her
escape, and whom we all must love and
cherish as the preserver of our lives."
"And Catherine, that noble and in
jured woman is she not with them?"
asked Mrs. Summers.
"Ah, I fear some dreadful fate has be
fallen her; but I will leave Robert to
inform you of all, while I go down to
the kitchen and let Kizzy know that
her wicked little one Is still in exist
ence, for sho Is not aware that we have
returned yet," answered Harry, as lie
left the room.
Robert soon related all to his eager
listeners the dreadful scenes upon the
camping-ground; their release procured
by Lodi; her kindness to Sonora and
Rlssey, and the death of Norman by
tho hand of Catherine, followed by the
terrific peals of thunder and lightning
during which she disappeared in the
dense and dark forest
Robert had scarcely finished his hasty
recital, whicli was often interrupted by
Mrs. Hewitt, who shrank with horror
at the narrow escapes from death of her
lovely child, ere a carriage was heard
rolling up the avenue.
"They are here at I t!" exclaimed
Mrs. Hewitt, greatly excited, as her
acute car caught the distant sound.
"Be calm, my dear friend," said Mrs.
Summers, endeavoring to prevent her
from rushing down stairs, heedless of
the physician's order of remaining per
"Remain here, and we will soon bring
the 'lost and found' to your presence,"
said Robert, as he and Adele hastened
to meet them.
My dear, darling sister safe again!"
exclaimed Adele, and she hugged So
nora to ner bosom, whilo tears flowed
from the eyes of both.
Sonora, whose emotion was too strong
for words, suffered Adele to lead her to
her mother's room. As her sister threw
open the door, Sonora sprang from her
embrace, and throwing herself into the
outstretched arms, fainted upon the
breast of that weeping but oyer-joyed
Mrs. Summers kissed the pale brow or
tho inanimate form before her, while
she soothed Mrs. Hewitt, whose weak
frame she feared could not endure this
sudden transition from sorrow to joy.
Adele having succeeded in restoring
fconora to consciousness, laid her gently
down on the lounge, and for many mo
ments all wept In silence.
Had a stranger gazed upon the group
assembled within that room, he would
have thought it a house of mourning in
stead of foy.
There are many persons so constituted
that It Is impossible to restrain their
tears upon an occasion of joy, when
in their deepest sorrow they have not
the power of weeping to alleviate their
grief, which soems to be frozen into
their hearts. Then there are others
again who weep upon both occasions,
though tho tears which flow at scenes
of joy and happiness only render the
mind more serene and calm, as It drinks
deeper of the cup of bliss, which seems
held to their lips for them to qualf,
while those or sorrow dim the eyo and
pale the cheek, as their weight drop
upon tho heart like loaden balls and
crush out every feellngof hope and hap-
IOXlXX.AJVr, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER SO, 187V.'.
' pincss,-as though all couIdTemala dark
.and drear around us forever.
- ' At length Sonora broke tho silence as
ishe partly arose, and looking towards
. her mother, asked:
"My father surely he is"
"Living and well," replied Mrs. Hew
itt. "You remember old Cato, who
has been ailing for nearly two years;
well, tins morning lie- died, ana your
father has gone to see that he has a de
cent burial; but we are now expecting
him every moment, so be patient a lit
tle longer, my daughter."
Just then Sonora, recollecting Lodi,
arose and said:
Tn my exquisite-joy at'agaln being
in my beloved home, I have been so
selfish as to forget Lodi, my preserver
ami inenu ; for, had it not been for her.
i wouiu still nave been an invalid, and
tnose who came to my rescue inhabit
ants of another world. And my faithful
itissey where is sho?"
"Here, Miss Snory! here!" exclaimed
that prodigy, coming forward, holding
last, uer moMer, followed by the entire
household, including Lodi.
Mrs. Hewitt grasped the hand of Clar
ence and said:
"You have my warmest thanks. Mr.
Pierpont, for your kindly interference
iu tho rescuing my child. May happi
ness unspeakable- ever be yours. I can
not sumclently express my thanks to
you, considering tho past"
"2ot to be mentioned," said he, smll
ing as ne replied to her greeting. "We
are all happy now, are we not?" Then,
shaking hands with Mrs. Summers and
Adele, ho seated himself beside his be
trothed, while Harry led Lodi forth and
presented her to his mother.
Mrs. Hewitt's heart swelled with
gratitude, and her tears would flow in
spite of her effort to restrain them, as
she took the hand of the Indian woman,
telling her she must never leave them,
but make that her home in future, as
they should always regard her as the
principal restorer of all their joy. Lodi,
who was now utterly alone in tho world,
Joyfully accepted this invitation, nnd
falling upon her knees, expressed what
she felt in broken sobs.
"Well, Kizzy," said Harry, laughing,
"your 'Ris' has not come to an awful
end, as you predicted." j
"No, no, Massa Harry : and do jrood
Lord be praised! He has 'generated de
heart oh my child, and Kiz can now lay
down and die wld a contented mind,"
answered the worthy woman, as she
pressed Rissey to her heart, while sho
raised her streaming eyes to heaven.
"Dear Blanche! Is she an' better?
How I long to see her," said Souora,
anxiously turning to her mother.
"She is not as well, my child," replied
her mother, but doubtless the sight of
you will soon restore her health. To
morrow you shall see her, but at pres
ent you must save your strength till
you have seen your father."
"Which will not bo long!" exclaimed
the well-known voice of tho Colonel,
and rushing towards his child, he clasped
her to his bosom in one long embrace.
"Thank God! thank God! Ho has an
swered my prayer, tho lost one is re
stored to my awns once more, and I am
truly happy again," and he held her
closer to his heart, murmuring prayer
after prayer, and forgettiug there were
others present who were also partakers
of his joy.
A happier group was not to be found
than that which assembled around the
breakfast table or Colonel Hewitt on
the morning following their arrival.
Joy sparkled from every eye, and chaste
but merry jests passed from Hp to Hp.
Mrs. Hewitt occupied her usual seat
for tho first time since her daughter's
absence, and though her cheeks were
pale and her eyes more sunken, still a
happy, sweet smile played round her
mouth, as she gazed upon her children,
who were once more safe beneath her
roof, looking far more attractive than in
the days of her former gaiety.
Soon after leaving the breakfast table
Mrs. Summers accompanied Mrs. Hew
itt to her room to assist herin preparing
for a ride, which pleasure sho was also
to partake of, leaving the young people
alone to amuse themselves as they
"Why, Robert," cried tho merry
voice of Adele, as her mother disap
peared, "I have not even heard you in-
Huire alter a certain black-evul falrv.
not far distant. How Is
the vcrJ' reason that I Intend
soon to be within her eyh-an bowers
and ascertain the state or her health
myself," was the laughing reply
"What do you say to a walk as far ns
Blanche's? Come. The air Is delight
"Well, I agree to that," said Harry,
"but I fear, Sonora, tlie late fatigues
you have undergone would require that
you should rest a day or two before you
see your friend."
"Oh, I feel well enough, with the ex
ception of a slight headache, and I
think a walk will do that good and the
sight of Blanche entirely dispel it," an
swered Sonora, and she and Adele left
the room to prepare tbcmsclvei.
"While they are thus engaged, let us
precede them and take a peep in at the
Marsh's. Having breakfasted early, as
was their usual custom, tho family had
assembled in the neat little sitting
room of grandma's, sorao with their
needle-work and some with, hooka and
Fjiks BPRscrr, Frek Vtasn, Free I'imple.
papers, while upon tho lounge, drawn
up near tuo tire, reclined Blanche, an
mio listener, xiy ner side sat grandpa
enjoying tno morning A'cim. SuddnnK-
his faco brightened, and then a frown
someu upon it, as his eyes rested upon
the following paragraph, takon from an
UauUon. Let tho public beware of a
fellow named Norman Burke, who has
oeen palming himself off as Norman
Mcintosh. Forseveral years nastlmiina
evaded tho officers of tho law, who havo
oeen in pursuit of him asaswindler and
a pick-pocket Ills name is Burke.
Tho namo which, lid haa assumed be
longs to a distant relative of his, at
present residing in London, having just
returned from India, where he has been
detained for the last ten years, durinsr
which time His rnends believed him to
be in America, as tills fellow has circu
lated such reports. By his hlpocrisy he
lias misled strangers, who, believing him
to be an upright aud honorable mau.
havo gained for him a passport into the
best circles. This rascal is about five
teet ten inches high, rather n noble
forehead, black curly hair, black eyes
ana a magnificent set of teeth, genteel
appearance, and very affable in his ad
aress. live hundred pounds will he
paid forany information regarding him,
and ono thousand for his delivery in
person. Noumax McIxtosii.
"What do you think of that, girls?"
exclaimed grandpa Marsh as lie fin
ished. "What a villain! To enter good so
ciety and contaminate it by his odious
presence. Why, It fairly makes me
shudder when I think what a narrow
escape 'Nora has had, poor child! lean
scarcely wait to see her," said grandma,
taking oil ner spectacles antl r-.bblng
them vigorously witli the corner of her
"How mysterious arrthe workings of
Providence," remarked tho younger
Mrs. Marsh with a sigh. "I little:
thought when I came so near losing my
Cordelia, that Mrs. Hewitt would so
soon pass through a more trying scene,
but God knows our Idols, anil that I
through them often can be gained an
entranco to our hearts. When Graclo
died I thought the sun could never
shine forme again, but I Have seen my
error and I trust I am a happier woman
In tho bright anticipation of a blissful
re-union in a better world. Had all gone
smoothly with Mrs. Hewitt perhaps she
would still have been a worldly vain
woman, but the prayers of her child
have been answered and I believe sho Is
now a devout Christian."
"Through trials nnd tribulations the
heart Is made better you know, dear
auntie. I at least have found this true,"
"Oh dear! what troubles have you
ever had, my cousin?" laughingly nsked
A deep drawn sigh, as she party closed
her eyes, was the only answer from
Blanche, who looked so pale and thin
that one might know she was not long
for this world: hut suddenly a bright
flush overspread iter face as the sound of
a well-known voice greeted herears,and
in another moment Sonora and Blanche
were clasped In each other's arms.
After tho first feelings of so joyful a
meeting were over, sho turned to recei vo
a kiss of welcome from each one, saying:
"You will, I trust, pardon my want of
politeness, but I was so glad to see dear
Blanche onco more that I forgot all
others, but doubtless you will make all
duo allowances considering that I have
just returned from nmong the Indians."
"And as n natural consequence a little
barbarous, hey, my pet?" said grandpa,
squeezing her hand with a cordiality
not to be mistaken, "but havo they suf
fered you to run ofT alone so soon?"
"Not by any means. My escorts are
waiting in tho parlor."
At this announcement grandpa,
grandma, and Mrs. Marsh left the room
to wait upon their visitor, leaving tho
"Come, dear Blanche, you must cheer
up now. All trouble, I hope, is at an
end," said Sonora, as she lovingly
clasped the hand of her friend.
"I have been trying my best to bring
back tho roses before your return," Cor
delia replied, "but I havo not succeeded.
Perhaps you may bo more fortunate."
"Tlie roses you speak of, girls," replied
Blanche, coughing, "have flown never
"Oh, donU believe that, 'Nora. She is
trying to frighten us. I verily believe
If Andrew Colter should make his ap
pearance in our midst the roses and
llllles would contend for the mastery,"
and Cordellashook her finger laughingly
at Blanche as sho left the room to meet
the others In the parlor.
"Oh, if I were as light-hearteda isne!"
sighed the Invalid. "Sonora, do you
recollect tho words or old Katy, as we
used to call her? 'At twenty years
you'll join that heavenly band.' I am
nearly that now. We were to be ri val
do you remember ?" i
"True enough. I remember what
she said, and although much or her
strange prophecy came true, yet I trust
you do not believe that her words have
anything to do with circumstances, aud
besides you have learned to look higher
to rely upon that Friend to whom only
futurity is known."
"Were it not for the comfort I find in
religion, I should have long since ceaned
wishing to live; but I feel that God saw
tho pride and wickedness of my heart,
and has brought my prido and haughti
ness low. I havo suffered much, both
mentally and bodily, but I now.feel per
fectly resigned to abide His time, and
which I know will not bo long."
They were interrupted here by the
cntranco of the party, preceded by
"There is the Invalid, Mr. Pierpont
You must exert your lively influence In
trying to establish her health onco
more," said tho old lady, leading him
For an Instant Claranco started, so
great was the chango In her who had
once been the life of their circle; then
taking her hand which trembled so vio
leutly within his own that for a moment
be could not help precelving heraglta
tion, ho received her congratulations
upon his safety and apparent happiness.
After a brief conversation and receiving
strict injunctions from all tho party to
hasten and recover her health that sho
might return to New York with them,
ner friends bade Blanche good-bye.
"But where is Robert?" asked Harry,
HT I- At. .. II 1 -m . - m
- ixjoK mere," wntspereu AUele, as
she polutcd out of tho window.
bauntering up the park, with her
breakfast shawl partly around her
shoulders, while sho coquetted with the
other half, was Cordelia, accompanied
by tue missing gentleman.
Laguhlng as they caught the eye of
Harry fixed upon them with a roguish
look, they joined their friends, looking
so radiantly happy that Blanche could
not refrain from dropping a tear as she
contrasted herself witli her cousin, not
that she was envious of her happiness
on the contrary she rejoiced with her
but It brought vividly before her her
love, the past and present, and alone all
the remorse at the deceit she had prac
ticed upon her dearest friend; aud was
not enough to cause her to shed a
tear? lustead of beinir hannv in the
the possession of a love which she tried
to gain by artifice, she was daily called
upon witness her dearest object the
Idol of another, or the one she would
'have wronged. Poor girl! could she
only have recalled the past! Had she
hut have checked her Ill-fated passion
the beginning, and saved herself from
the shaino and retribution which al
ways follows deceit and falsehood!
But her young life was fast ebbing away.
Consumption had already marked hor
for another victim, and ere another
spring gives place to summer, sho will
be sleeping beside the lovely Grace.
ITu be continued.
AET AH AN OCCVI'ATIUX KOK WOMAN.
My own belief is, that we have no
grounds forand no right in making any
difference whatsoever in human beings
on account or sex, either in their edu
cation or occupations, more than Nature
has done; and that hair or the troubles
we find in tho world would arise from,
and are a just judgment upon, our pre
sumption in making any distinction be
tween them in maturing the t-elf-coucelt
of the one and sacrificing the independ
ence of the other. Let the same educa
tion, from the first to tlie last, physical
and mental, be furnished for both sexes;
let it be accepted that, as they will need
tho same physical sustenance, so they
will need the same intellectual food;
that the two who will in time become
one flesh shall be iu union and harmony
with each other, in attainments and de
sires, in their minds as well as their
bodies, and then wc shall have the per
fect harmony in difference.
The compensation which appears to
mc Nature makes to women for the
comparative withholding of muscular
strength, is endowing them with greater
power of enduranco in the first place,
and a gift of natural aptitude nnd quick
ness, which, when it exists iu men, we
call motherwit Thus weseethat whilst
men become irritated nnd impatient of
tho repction of little troubles aud would
put a violent ond to them, women, like
charity, are lougsufferingaud kind over
vexations, which in tiieir connection
with their children aud other cares often
last dally for years. The quickness antl
aptitude they have may be the support
which nature gives them through their
instincts, ns a balance to men's muscu
lar superiority; and this seems to mc to
indicate. that the sensitive touch nnd
quick perception and delicate hand point
out the practice or art as peculiarly
adapted for a woman's occupation, be
ing iu itself the most relmed and deli
cnte of all manual labor as it is also the
most perfect expression or the impres
sions we receive, through our eyes, or
pnysicai phenomena. II alter Amiti
Mrs. Duniwny's Sunday evening lec
lures are well spoken or by the Jlerald
and other papers. Mrs. Duniway an
nounces in the Nkw NoirrmvEST that
she has recently visited Ynmhill. the
place where so inan vcrcat men fret their
sinn, ami lounti the people changing in
political sentiment, in favor or enual
human richt. We sincerely bnno nnr
..t. T . , . . .
simit is correct in ner judgment ana
conjectures in this matter, but ft-om the
actions or the last Legislature, we are
mrceu to mccouciusion thai the change,
ir any, iu favor of equal rights regard
less of sex, Is very, very slow.
A Republican Legislature refused to
allow women, even mothers who are
more interested than any others on
earth, to sign petitions against tfio salo
and tralllc of that damnable poison, al
cohol. The sacred right of petition for
which our revolutionary fathers fought
so bravely, is allowed lo all adult male
citizens in this pretended land of liberty;
but is absolutely denied to the female
citizens. Tills is a fair specimen of the
equality of which Qurdeniagogues, fools
and cowards boast, nnd this is Republi
can progress. Liberal Jiejmblican.
Where is money first mentioned in
the Bible? When the dove brought tho
yrern buck to Noah.
The Howling Dervishes.
t'onUantinnnle correspondence of IlieSprin
On tho opposite side of tho Dmnl.n.t,a
iu Scutari, a city of about 200,000 inhab
itants, is enacted once a week
moat peculiar and interesting sights of
i it iii-re me tierviaues
nu iwi wiu uuoui lony leet square, with
aloft on ono sido fbrvlairnr , ...
eiuereti we-- exenangeu our shoes for
. , " - iia n t;
aiiijjwia, which were an lront tho heel
uewi; uimiietl. jivn .ski fill mn..
uKeuieui or our icet, we succeeded in
dragging them up the stairs lnmiinn. t
tho gallery. There were no chairs tosit
un, uui liioir niaca wna tmnnllml i-m.
sheen skins, with hatrnnd fl
left on, but such 'accommodations the
traveler iu the East must become accus
tomed to. in ono corner were piled up
the mattresses on which the dprvtsliMK
sleep, witli a small pulpit keeping guard
on their side. While the dervishes
quietly enjoying thennrfjriies, or water
pipes, In the porch, one of the assistants
came in to prepare the floor for the
"services," After snreadinir thn sli
skins over tho floor, he put on one of
me nais oeiongiug to tlie Uervishes, and
mounted tho pulpit. These hats, by the
way, are n peculiar institution. Thv
are made of felt, about an innli HiinL-
nnd are shaped like a flower-pot, about
viKiii, juunea iiign. Mile young neo-
pnyte, alter adorning himself to his sat
lslactlon. commenced mimickinc Mi
exercises wnicn were about to follow.
He was suddenly interntnlml. li
by the entrance of the dervishes, about
uiiny in numoer, wuo tooK tiieirstations
facing towanls Mecca.
They Commenced tlinlr nmvoro
silently at first, howincr aud touchlm?
the floor with their foreheads at luter-
als. Suddenly thev commenced sink
ing in concert as loud as thev could veil.
going through the same motions as be-
lore, ending by repeating in concert a
lumdred appellations of the Deity.
Next came tho howl proper. A row
was formed of about twentv-flvo
sons, including some soldiers and com-
mon people, who were allowed the priv-
iiugu ui enuring in me leanui excite
ment which the subsequent oxenI.u5
produced. While hair a dozen dervishes
were singinsr the creat lirmti in honor
or the prophet, tho chorus repeated in
concert la-i-lahil-lah-lah, which is
said to be their expression or faith.
They commenced slowly at first,
be m! i tier their bodies now forward, llion
sideways, then backward with each syl-
lauie. as mo timo quicKens they hend
faster and faster, running the syllables
ioK-iier until ouiy me noarse howl ot
i7-i is heard. Faster and faster f how
bend aud hoarser grow the howK Al
though a cold day, the perspiration
pours down their face?, while tho nt-
t tendanls remove all their outer cloth
ing, antl put little white caps on their
heads. As the sheik begins to stamp,
nothing can be heard at each inclination
but deep, aspirated grunts, something
like those of a startled pirr. It was
actually painful to watch their faces,
looks in their eyes, though one fat
darkey presented even a comical ap
pearance by his frantic attempts to keep
up with the rest
Suddenly all stop at tho word of the
sheik. Cloaks are thrown over the
exhausted worshippers, reeking with
perspiration. One of them was too far
gone to have any control of himself, and
kept bending back and forth until his
head was held by a companion. Some
times they run knives through the
fleshy parts of their bodies in the height
of their orgies. Tho atmosphere of the
room was almost unendurable, but for
the sake of seeing the sight through we
waited a little longer. A bottleof water
was next passed around, and all, com
mencing with theshiekorchlef dervish,
breathed into it It was then quickly
corked up, and thereafter used as a
specific for all the Ills to which ilcsh Is
heir. Onco more the singing com
mences; the howlers bend antl howl,
though less energetically than before;
garments are thrown oil', and the last,
and, iu some respects, the most interest
ing scene takes place. Tho shiek is a
worker or miracles. After embracing
nnd kissing his followers, he attends to
the healing or the sick. A baby about
a year and a hair old was brought to
him. After looking intently at the
child, ho gave it to an attendant, who
stretched tho palo Httlo thing face
downward upon tho floor. To our hor
ror, the great lubber ora shiek stood for
some time with his whole weight on the
sick baby, first on its shoulders, then on
its hips, and then on its legs, at the
same time repeating a prayer. What
seemed most marvelous to us was,
mat the lniant did not utter a sound,
nor did any of the other ladies and
small children who were afterwards
treated in tho same way. Next, a num
her or sick or more advanced years were
stretched out sido by side, nnd the shiek
walked back aud forth upon them, end
ing by breathing over them with his
holy breath, which, after the preceding
exercises, was believed to nave rcmarK
able Iiealinir properties. Bv worklnirou
the imagination they havo made some
wonuerrui cures, especially oi nervous
diseases. Some Englishmen, even.
while or course not believing in their
possessing any miraculous power, have
oeen successfully treated uy mem.
Hoxestv of Woir.x Cr.KRKS. Gen
eral Burr, the Postmaster or Boston, has
in his employ about a uozen women, uuu
having watched theso and the male em
ployees during the term he has been in
office, he says:
"I find the women most honest, and,
In certain kindsof work, the most raith
ful aud skillful. I pay them accord ng
to the number of hours they work, (ne
-ame salaries In proportion as the men
receive. They cannot work as many
hours as the male clerks, nor, as their
work requires a great deal of reaching,
can they do as much work as men, so I
have been obliged to reduce the number
of hours for them, never requiring or
So far as honesty is concerned, I have
never known one woman in my empioy
to steal the smallest amount, while
then) havo been several instances of
stealing among the men. In cases of
fraud connected with the post office out
side of my office which have been
brought to my notice, the women are
again by far in the minority, and in
every instance their frauds have been
committed when driven by actual im
perative necessity, whilo tile men havi
almost Invariably embezzled because of
some extravigancles, to trratifv some
taste or passion, or to cancel debts in
curred forso'mo such causes."
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The Beginning of labor Beforms.
Had ttnv mnn In icn - .
Ill lrtaa arl t'leu'cieu mat,
in less than fifteen vears. snrt,Uatin ..!
communistic doctnVs 7,17
mminlT111,1!113 C0Un'O-, with its six
million freeholders and proprietors, and
IiaU for the askinc hn trnnl1 1
set down for a visionary or a fanatic,
let hern it Is tlm irriiln r,.i r
Jitirope, as wild in his anti-social frenzy
as (hat Cyclops there, and Hk-pK- tr. i,
as ferocious, if ho encounters opposition
here as he does there. Happily we are
not in the same danger of socialism as
i-..urope, because we havo the means of
labor reform within nnr nui.
certain, sooner or later, tbemploy them.
""uu'li given rise to this
agitation hero? What haa on.hiJ
communistic principles to obtain toler-
"l u" " people or proprietors?
e need not search far for rho n-
is right before us. Tho
advantage or by capitalists to control
the politicians, so as to effect n ,..7.-w.-
bution of profits.
The share or the capitalist has been so
arranged that It completely swallows
the -hare or tho laborer. What So
profit? It is tho remainder of price
after labor aud cost of production have
been compensated. This beingso, when
profits tire exhorbitaut, tho costs or raw
material being naturally nearly con
stant, the price or labor must neces
sarily suirer. This is the logical neces
sity or the case; it is likewise tho actual
fact. It is boasted, rather unwisely, by
protectionist papers, that our iron and
cotton mills yield incomes that far ex
ceed the resources of E-..opean duke
doms and principalities. Here are men
growing rapidly rich by silk mills; hens
are lumber firms carrying over annual
profits of $500,000; here are salt works
which have paid dividends of 2,000 per
cent; here is pig iron, giving an annual
income of $43,000 to S50.000 on every
$100,000 invested; and here are great
nrms ana companies and corporations
buying up and reservimr and settincr
apart the people's land by the million
acres. Right alongside, of this we see
the body of the people erowiner poorer
and poorer every day; the freeholder
forced to sell his homestead and become
a laborer; the laborer able to purchase
less and less with a clay's work, and
forced to work more hours every year.
These are ugly facts, and if they con
tinue to present themselves we shall
soon see labor politically arrayed against
capital in a way that will ruin the Re
public. Whatever else happens in the
United States, we shall not behold "the
widow plckintr nettles for her children'flsi
supper, and the perfumed seigneur deli
cately lounging in the Oel d'l BoeufjU'
but if, in destroying aristocracyjWwela
have to take up with Communism,woi
shall be nearly as badly oir. I: is time!?
then, to begin labor reform, and to begin -0
it iij the right way by putting the cur
rency nnd banking systems upon a nat
ural basis, instead of their present
artificial one, aud by cutting off the
heads of the hvilm of monnnnlv hnfnra
it has crawled all its dreadful length
out or tho dark delusive cave of protec
tion. Providentially Directed.
Among the attendants of a lata Meth
odist Conference, was a very beautiful
and intelligent looking young lady,
who drew the admiring gaze of many
eyes, particularly eyes masculine, al
ways on the lookout for feminine faces.
During tho intermission at noon, n
spruce young minister stepped up to the
Presiding Elder, and said, with an air of
"Did you observe that young lady
who sat by the first pillar on the left?"
"Yes," said the Elder. "What of
"Why," said the young man, "I feel
Impressed that the Lord desires me to
take that lady for my wife. I think she
would make a good companion and
helpmate in the work or the ministry."
The Elder, as a good Christian ought,
had nothing to object
But, in a few moments, another can
didate for ministerial efforts and hon
ors, and for the name or husband came
confidentially to make known a like, im
pression regarding the same identical
"You had better wait awhile. It is
not best to be too hasty in determining
the source or such impressions," said
the more prudent Elder.
And he said well; for hardly were the
steps or the second youth cold at his
side, ere a third npproached with the
same storv, and while tho worthy confi
dent stilfmarvelled, a fourth drew near
witli the question:
"Did you notice tlie fine, noble-looking
woman on your left?"
"Yes," cried the swelling Elder.
"Well, sir," went on the fourth vic
tim or that unsuspicious girl, "it is
strongly borne in upon my mind that it
is the will or the Lord that I should
make proposals or marriage to that lady.
He has impressed me that she is to be
The Elder could hold In no longer.
"Impossible! impossible!" ho ex
claimed in an excited tone, "the Lord
never could have intended that four
men should marry that ono woman!"
The following is said to ')e the mean3
used by the professional .at catchers of
Paris to destroy the vermin:
"They take a deep tub with water on
the bottom, and a little elevation in the
mt.Ml like an island, on which i3 only
spaceforjustonerattositon. Tho top
is covereu auu ui ""s uaiunueii
mvp. opening downward; on the mid
dle of this valve a piece of fried pork or
cheese is fixed, and when tho rat walks
on it to ceE the cheese, the valve pops
down, drops the rat in the water,, and
moves bacu in position. A road is
made from the rat hole to the top of tho
tub, by means of a piece or hoard rubbed
with cheese, so as to make the walk at
tractive for the rats. In the course of a
single night some ten or twenty, or
even more rats may go down: and if tho
laiuuu were noi. mere, mey wouiu oo
found most all alive in the mornins
quietly swimming around; but tho pro
vision oi the little island saves wo
trouble or killim them, because their
egotistic instinct or self-preservation
causes them to fight for tho exclusive
possession oi the island, oi "."!
t : .1.,. i .-f mt is found in
solitary possession, all tho others being
Kined or drowneu nroiiuu ,7.
Tills may do for Taris. Re do not
know how it would answer here.
Why is a muff liko a fool? Beca
It holL k lady'shandwIthoutsqueezlDg