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MS. A. J. DtlMVar, Editor and Tfoprlftor
OrriCE-Cor. l'rout nnU fitnrk Streets.
TKHMS, lis ADVANCE:
T AyERTMEMia.-TS IbmtUhI on KeMonaUe
BY JIINir ABBEY.
A widow by her lan4Ionl was oppressed
,.T"J rr atonee ber harkwanl ouln or rent:
OI bty h' ,h' wo"Mh ,h"1 S,1"W liaTC
Foreot that h. too, in a tenement
iiwvlt, wmb unpaid arrear; antl surely be.
Mure thau th? widow, lived In poverty.
IWigli bv Hie poorest goW has ben obtained,
rr God's aveet love no yrllow prleewlll pay
Blind lo the pearemi Joy he might hnw rained',
1 he era v en landlord, on a win I er" day,
luat pletiiMt with cola and vrind-llinikt lev
Irove tort h rhe widow to the rootles Mreet
M"'"!? on, with elfin prattle, to writ t
To eharni Hrnv tift- - vtl 1
By the IndignaM rlitwl at Uh thou;
iiiere litta Uk widow- lean, and hard and
Htood oat 1 he llkenetm of the landlord's face.
lT. bwakina ve, year after year rolled np,
liiten. i and creaked. The widow son be
eam Atiuthrul 1' i inter, in wboe life's brlcfet eop
The woi.,l ,1 -aulved the Uwtelcaa pearl of
1 hen wltii 1 h brunt,, wkteh spoke In every
lh.' accuhiug i.., tnre in fals heart be drew.
N arimi'1P 'wJk,r'" "one painting
As at htn'lh:. show. In a )HibUc Place.
To iew It c am.. tj, twtrs Jolk.okl and younr.
And Mild, -This h the landlord' ruthless
And this Hi" i-rucl d, ed that he has done
iotbepoorwi low and her ertfet sou."
Guilt 1k no f.-u. rrd slave; It ever speaks,
nd of It Troubled owner sewn to iwrt.
1 Im; landl .rcl s iw the picture, and Ills cheeks
Manual with the guilty watch-ares or bis
In vain li i.M.u-ht temptations, coined and
To lay the brush-raised spectre of lite past.
Uh! memory; Ob! artist of Mill thousht.
Painting pur every deed, wbale-er It be.
May we so llv& that by thee shall be wrought
No soeie, which, iblUlHxi, we IkhiI1 blush
Iiuton thy dreamy canvas let us find
Abundant peace In alms-deeds pure and kind.
How Jack HattiDgs Sold Lis Mine.
BV MRS. F. K. VHTOt
The passenger train from the east
rame tuumieriiig uown the head of the
Humboldt Valley, just as morning
dawned over the earth refreshing eyes
wearied with yesterday's mountains and
canons, by a vision of green willows
and ash trees, and a stream that was
not a torrent, and a stretch of grassy
Among the faces oflonest turned to
flitting vews was that of ayounp, gracefully-formed,
looking woman. The large brown eyes
often returned from gazing at the
landscape, to scan witn seriousness
some memoranda site held in her hand.
"Arrive at l-.lko at eight o'clock a. sr.,"
said the memorandum. Consulting a
tiny watch, whose hands pointed to ten '
minutes of eight, the lady began mak-
ing those little preparations which be- .
token the journey's end at hand.
"What a strange looking place it Is!"
she thought, as the motley collection of
board shanties and canvas houses came
into sight for the famous Chloride
jiinti, iuiu wvii uisiven.n omy a iew ;
months before, and the Pacific Itallroad
was only four weeks open. "I wish Jack
had come to meet me! I'm sure I don't
see how I am to find the stage ageut to
give him Jack's letter. What a number j
' . . .
Tills mental ejaculation was called
forth by the sight of the long platform in
rront of the eating-house, crowded with
a surging massof humanity just issuing
from the diuing-rooni. They were tho
passengers or the eastward-bound train,
ready to rush headlong for the cars
when the momently-expected "All
aboard!" should be shouted at them by
the conductor. Into this crowd the
freshlv-arrived passengers of tho westward-bound
train were a moment after
ejected each eyeing tho other with a
natural and pardonable interest.
The brown-ei'ed, graceful young lady
conducted herself in a very business
like manner presenting the checks for
her baggage, inquiring out tho oflico or
Wells, largo & Co., and handing in her
letter in the briefest possible time.
Having secured a seat In a coach to
Chloride Hill, witli the promise of tho
agent to call for her when the time for
departure arrived, the lady repaired to
the dinninc-room just in time toseeher
acquaintances of the train departing. , hack does not go over to Deep Canon for
sitting down alone to a hastily-cooked ' several hours yet. Meanwhile you had
and underdone repast, she was about better take sonio rest. You must bo
finishing a cup of bitter, black coffee ' greatly fatigued." Fatigued! her head
with a little shudder of disgust, when a 1 swam round and round; and sho really
gentlemau seated himself opposite her I was too much exhausted to feel as dis
at the table. The gianco the stranger j appointed as she might at Jack's non
cast In her direction was rather appearance. Much relieved by the pros
a lingeriug one; then bo ordered his , pect or a place to rest In, she followed
breakfast and ate it. Meanwhile the the man summoned to escort her, and
lady retired to the ladies' sitting-room, i fifteen minutes after sho was sound
Afteranhourof waititig.one.two.tlireo asleep on a sofa of the boarding-house,
coaches rolled past the door, and the1 Three hours of sleep and a partial bath
lady began to fear she had been forgotten did much to restore tired nature's equi
when the polite agent appeared to notify librium; and although her head still
Mrs. Hastings" that the coach was , felt absurdly light, Mrs. Hastings en
ready. This was Mrs. Alice Hastings, t joyed tho really excellent breakfast pro-
tlien wile 01 .nr. Jack Hastlncs. of 1
Deep Caflon, Chloride District The
agent thought .Mr. .Hastings had a very
pretty wife, and expressed himself in
Lis manner, as men will.
When, just after starting, there en
tered three of the roughest-looking men
she had ever encountered, Mrs. Hastings
began to fear that in Ills zeal to obey in
structions, the agent had exceeded
them, and in packing tho first three
coaches witli first-comers, had left tills
one to catch up the fag end of the travel.
If the first impression, gained from
sight, had made her shrink a little,
what was her dismay, when at tho end
or ten minutes oue or her fellow travel
lersthe only American or the three
produced a bottle or brandy, which,
having oflered it first to her, ho passed
to the bullet-headed Irishman and very
shabby Jew; repeating the courtesy
once in twenty minutes for several
Mrs. Hastines was n lirarn sort, of
woman, where courage was needful; and
she now began to consider the case in .
liand with what courage she could com- ,
mtinil Mnn liiiui1.ul ....I ii.tt '
. . t-ti auu iiiiny miles
eighteen or twenty hours with such
companionship with no chance or in
termission; a wilderness of countrv to
vc uuier coacnes a
juuS way anenu. XUO Ualtlty denizen '
showed outwiK- ttlins in,vvarJ'y, 1
S fTLw ,, ;i w'iiY,cke7b,Iack 1
a..Jiiira"'i!ck,efs .sy,e of
brandy at short intervals.
"Best take some, Madam," said lie
"this dust will choke you if you don't "
"Thanks," returned the lady, with
her sweetest smile, "I could not drink
brandy. I havo wine in ray travellnji-
uasket, should 1 need it; but I prefer
Atthe next station, although hardly
four minutes were lost In changing
' "r . j , A. " ' iinu, auu sam apoiogeucany.
frank and cordial. She even carefully , "I will show you his place with pleas
opened a conversation about thecountry jure," returned the Doctor pleasantly:
they were passing over, and contrived , and jumping on the box, proceeded to
to get tbtira to ask a question or direct tho driver.
two about herself. When they learned I Had ladies of Mrs. Hastings' style
she had come all the way from New; been as plenty in Deep Cation as in
York on tho newly-opened railroad, New York, the driver would have
their Interest was at its height: and
when they learned site was going to join
Iter husband in the Chloride District,
their sympathy was thoroughly en
listed. "Wonderful such a journev! How
she could be six days on tho cars, and
yet be able to take such a stage-ride as
tms, is astonisumg."
Such were tho American's comments.
The Jew thought of tho waiting hus
o-ana lor your israenie is a man ot do
mestic and family afiecllons. "Her
husband looking for her and she behind
time! How troubled he must be!
Didn't he know how it was? Wasn't
his wife off on a visit once, and didn't
write; and he running to the express
oftice every morning and evening for a
letter, and getting so anxious as to tele
graph? Such an expense and loss of
time! and all because ho felt so uneasy
about his wife!"
The bullet-headed young Irishman
said nothing. He was about half asleep
from brandy and last nlgbt'stravel; too
stupid to kuow that his hat had Mown
out at tho window, and was bowling
along in the wind and dust half a milo
behind-all the better for his head, which
looked at a red heat now.
The lady had lifted the rude men up
to her level, when directly they were
ashamed of their brandy and other
vices, and began to show instlnctlvo
traits of gentlemen. By tho time they
arrived at the dinner station, where half
an hour was allowed for food and rest
out of the eighteen or twenty, she had
at least two humble servitors, who
showed great concern for hef comfort.
The day began to wane. They had
traveled continuously over a long
stretch of plain between two mountain
ranges, over a country entirely unin
habited except by the Stage Company's
employees, who kept the stations and
tended the stock. This lone woman had
seen butono other woman on tho road.
Plenty of teams great "prairie schoon
ers," loaded with every conceivable!
tiling for supplying tho wants of an is
olated non-producing community, and
drawn by ten or fourteen mules had
been passed during the day.
As night fell, Mrs. Hastings saw
what she had never before seen or im
agined thecampsof these teamsters by
theroadside; horses and mules staked or
tied to the wagons; the men lyingproue
unon tho earth, wmnml In hinnlrota.
their dust-blackened faces turned up to
the frosty twinkling stars. Did people
really livo in that way? how many su
perlluous things were there In a city!
J. lie night was moonless and clear
and cold, as at that altitude tlipv -iKv.ivs
are. Sleen. from the roimhnpu nf thn 1
roau, was impossible. ier companions
dosed, and awoke with exclamations
when the heavy luichlngs of the coach
disturbed them too roughly. Mrs. H.
never closed her eyes. When morning
dawned, they were on the top of a range
01 mountains, line tnose that had been
in sight all they day before. Down
these heights they rattled away, and nt
four in the morning they entered tho
streets of Chloride Hill a city of board
and canvas houses. Arrived at tho
stage office, the lady looked penetrat
ingly into the crowd of men always
waiting for the stages, but saw no race
she recognized, "i es, one and that the
face of the gentleman who sat down op
posite her at table In Elko.
"Permit me," lie said; "I think you
inquired for Mr. Hastings?"
"I did; ho Is my husband. I expected
to find him here," feeling that sense of
i nj u ry and desi re to cry that tired women
feel, when jostled about in a crowd of
Leaving her a moment lo say some
thing to an employee of the office, the
strancer returned Immediately, saying
to the man: "Take this lady to Mrs.
Itobb's boardintr-house." Then to her:
"I will inquire for your husband, aud
send him to you ir lie is in town. The
vided for her. won.lnrlnf how nncli
delicacies ever got to Chloride Hill
Breakfast over, and no news of Jack,
the time began to drag wearily. She
was more than hair inclined to be an
gry only Jrolenting when she remem
bered that sho was two or three days be
hind time, and or course Jack could not
know-when to expect her. She had full
directions and if she could not find her
way to Deep Caflou, she was a goose,
that was alii
So she sent for the driver of the hack
told him to get her baggage from the
express office, and started for Deep
Caflon. Who should she find In the
hack but her friend of the morning!
"I could not hear of your husband,"
said he; "but you arc sure to find him
Mrs. Hastings smiled faintly, and
hoped sho could. Then sho gave her
thoughts to the peculiar scenery or the
I country, and to the sharpness or the de-
scent, as they whirled rapidly down the
four miles of caflon at the bottom of
. which was the town of that name au-
other one of those places which had
"come up as a flower" in a morning.
She longed to ask about her husband
aud his "home;" but as there were sev
eral persons in the stage, she restrained
her anxiety, and said never a word until
llio sin cfnntwl nt tlioilnnrnfn etilnnn
where all the passengers alighted. Then
she told the driver she wanted to be
take to Mr- Hastings' house.
He didn't know where that was, he
said, but would enquire.
Did he know Dr. Earle?
"That's him, ma'am;" pointing out
her friend of the morning.
"How can I servo you ?" he asked,
raising his hat politely.
Mrs. Hastings blushed rosily, between
;"n auack's Invisibility and con
withDn Bart! " 8,",den,-rarronted
PORTltAKD, OREGON, FKIDAY. IS'OVEaCBEIfc 7 1873.
I "Mr. Hastings instructed me to In -
grumbled at tho no road he had to fol
low along the stony side of a hill aud
among the Mumps of mahogany trees.
But there were few like her in that
mountain town, and his chivalry com
pelled him to go out of his way with
every appearance of cheerfulness. Pres
ently tho stage stopped where the slop
ing ground made it very uncertain how
long It could maintain its balance in
that position; aud the voice of Dr.
Earle was heard saying, "This Is tho
.Mrs. Hastings, wlio had been looking
out for some sign of home, was seized
ii.ii.fc uuuutui iim un-uiuimy oi uer
senses. It was on the tip of iter tongue
to say "This must be the house of some
other Mr. Hastings," whon she remem
bered prudence and said nothing. Get
ting out and going toward the house to
inquire, the door opened, aud a miner
in a rough miulngsuit camequickly for
ward to meet her.
Dr. Earle and the driver studiously
looked tne other way while salutatious
were exchanged between Mr. and Mrs.
Hastings. Whon they again ventured
a look, the lady had disappeared within
tho cabin, tho first glimpse of which
had so dismayed her.
That afternoon, Jack Initiated Allco
into the mysteries of cooking by an open
fire, aud expatiated largely on tho merits
of his outside kitchen. Alico hinted to
him that she was accustomed to sleep
uu buiiiuuiiii suner mail a boarxl, and
the two went together to a store to get
mn.-.ii.ia uuu ui mxiia. 10 construct a
Arter that, for two or three weeksMrs.
Hastings was industriously engaged in
wondering what her husband meant
when he wrote that he had builta house
and was getting things ready to receive
her. Iteason or romance as she might,
she could not make that single room of
rouga ooarus, rooieti wiin leaky canvas
and unruruislied with a slncle comfort
of life, into a house or a home. At last
Jack seemed to guess her thoughts, for
sue iievL-r ajHJKU lilt-Ill.
"ir I could sell my mine," lie then
oueu saiti, "i couiu hx things up."
"If you sold your mine, Jack, v
York, aud then I
there would be no need of fixing up this ) ground-squirrel-', thinking from the si
p ace." Altcp wanted to say "horrid" I lence that no one was within, ran up
place, but refrained,
At length, from uncongenial air, water,
food, and circumstances in general, the
transplanted flower began to droop.
The great heat and raritled mountain
i Si lfl?ft1 f rn t tn ImAilnnlmr,
Uv fi.n oiro .o.tni. ti.f..i. .t.-
tfvmvtw mnf Than i m i,A -.,.1.1
mountain tempests, when the rain del- j
. ttrvAjl .it...-.. 1 1 . . ... nn.1 If ..... 1. 1 .
ttfat-Tt vtgij -.unite, .4111- ii wits ijuru IU
nuu a spot, to siauu 111 wnere me water
did not drip through, hhegrcw wild
looking at the bare mountain sides sim- i
uiuuii jn-1111; ami uy uuy, .tiiu at Ulgut
over their tops up to the piercing stars.
A constant anxious fever burned in her
blood, that tho cold night air could not
quench, though sho often left her couch
to let it blow chilly over her, in her
loose night robes. Then sho fell really
Silting by her bcdshlc Jack had said:
"It I could sell my mine!" And she
had answered, "Let the mine go, Jack,
aud lets go home. Nothing is gained
by stopping in this dreadful place."
Then Mr. Hastings had replied toher,
"I have no money, Alice, to go homo
with not a cent. I borrowed ten dol
lars of Earle, to-day, to buy some fruit
That was the last straw that broke the
camel's back. By night Mrs. Hastings
was delerlous, and Dr. Earle wascalleil.
"She has a nervous fever," he said;
"and needs the carcfullcst nursing."
"Which she cannot have in thisil d
place," Mr. Hastings replied profanely.
"Why don't you try to get something
to do?" asked Earle of the sad-visaged '
husband a day or two after.
"Whatisthcretodo? Everything is
flat thercisneltherbuslnessnor money
in this cursed country. I've stayed hero!
trying to sell my mine, until I am dead
broke nothing to live on here, and
nothlugtogetout with. What I'm to
do with my wife there, I don't know.
Let her die, perhaps, and throw her
bonca up that ravluo to bleach in the
sun. God! what a position!"
"But you certainly must propose to
do something, aud that speedily.
Couldn't you sec that it was half that
brought this illness onyour wire the In
evitable which she saw closing down
upon you ?"
"If I cannot sell my mine, I'll blow
nut my brains, as that poor German did
last week. Alice heard tho report of
the shot which killed him, and I think
it hastened on her sickness."
"And so you propose to treat her to
another sucli a scene, and put an end to
her?" said Earle, savegly.
"Better so than let her starve," Jack
returned, growing pale with the burden
of possibilities which oppressed him.
"How the devil lam to save her from
that last, I don't know. There Is neither
business, money, nor credit In this In
fernal town. I've been everywhere in
tliis district, asking for a situation at
something, and cannot get anything
better than digging ground on the new
"Even that might be better than
starv ing," said Dr. Earle.
Jack was a faithful nurse; Dr. Earle
an attentivo physician; young people
with elastic constitutions die hard: so
Alice began to mend, and in a fortnight
was convalescent. Jack got a situation
in a quartz mill where the Doctor was
One dav. beinc lonely. Alice thnuolir I
to please Jack by dressing in somethiugj She was notdaliiUlydressedthlsarter
pretty and going to sec him. So, laying . noon; for thatluxury. like others, called
aside the wrapper which she had worn I for the expenditure of a certain amount
almost constantly lately, sho robed her-! or money ;and money Alice had not
seir in n delicato linen lawn, donned a ( not even enough to pay a Chinaman for
coquettish little hat and parasol, and set i "doing up" one of her pretty muslins
out for the mill, a milo away. I Neither had she the facilities for doing
Something in the thought that it i them imlinraoir t.mt d,n iin,. ei-iii..i i
v V a T I
would be a pleasant surprise to Jack
rave iter strength and animation; and
though she arrived somewhat out of
breath, she looked as dainty as a rose,
and Jack was immensely proud andflat
tered. He Introduced her to the head
of tho firm, showed her over the mill,
pointed out to her the raulo train pack
ing wood for the engino fires, got tho
amalgamator to givo her specimens,
and in every way showed hs delight.
Fehe SrBECtr, Fbbe l'r.ras, Tree 1'kopi.k.
- After an hour or so she thought about
fn prospect very much longer than the
walk to the mill. In truth, it was harder
by reason of being up-lull. But oppor
tunely, as it seemed, just as Jack was
seeing her off the door-stone of the of
fice, Dr. Earle drove up, and compre
hending the situation, offered to take
Mrs. Hastings to iicr own door in his
carriage, If she would graciously allow
hint live minutes to see the head man
When they were seated in the car
riage, a rare luxury In Deep Canon, and
had driven half a mile in embarrassed
silence for Mrs. Hastings soinehowfelt
ashamed of her husband's denendeiico
on this man the Doctor spoke, and
..t..t t 1 1
nrnit uu bzuu was mis;
"Your life is very uucongenlal to
you; you wish to escape from it, don't
lcs, 1 wish to escape; that is the
I word that suits my feeling a very
strange recline it Is."
"Describe it," said the Doctor, almost
"Ever since I left tho railroad, in tho
midst of a wilderness aud was home
away for so many hours into tho heart
of a still more desert wilderness, my
consciousness of things has been very
much confused. I can only with diffi
culty realizo that there is any such a
place as New York; and San Francisco
is a fable. The world seems a great bare
mountain plane; and I am hanging on
to its edge with mv finger-tins, readv to
drop away into space. Can you account
: forsucli impressions?"
"Easily if I choose. Mav I tell vou
"What is it?"
"I've half a mind to run away with
Xow, as Dr. Earle was a rather young
and very handsome man, had been very
killfl. nnil IV11 nnxv InnL-lnt. nt lint .! I,
! eyes actually moistened with tears, a
suuuen senso or beinc on the edge or a
pit-rail overcame Mrs. Hasting-; aud
she turned palo and ml alternately.
Yet, with the instinct of a pure woman
j to avoid recognizing au ugly thought,
she answered witli a laugh ui "ayasshe
could make it:
"If you were a witch, and ottered me
half of your broomstick to New York, I
don't know but I should take it that
Is, if there was room on it anywhere for
"There wouldn't be," said the Doctor, j
unit sain 110 unfit.
The old fever seemed to have returned
titat afternoon. The hills glared so that
Mrs. Hastings closed the cabin door to
Klltir. nllf. tlm lutriiiotr i-linit Tltn
tho mahogany tree at the' side, and
scampered over the canvas roof in glee.
One, more intent on gain thau the rest,
invaded Jack's outside kitchen, knock
ing down the tin dishes with a clang,
and scattering the dirt from the turf
roor over the hour-sack and the two
white plates. -Every sound made her
heart beat faster. Afraid of the silence
and loneliness nt last, she re-opened the
door; and then a rough-looking man
came to tho entrance to inquire if there
were any silver leads up the ravine.
Ieads ? she could not sav: nrnsnootors
in plenty there were.
Ihon ho went his way, having satis
fied his curiosity; and the door was
closed again. Some straggling donkeys
wandered near, which were mistaken
for "Diggers;" and dreading their glit
tering eyes, the nervous prisoner drew
the curtain over the one little sliding
window. There was nothing to read,
nothing to sew, no house-keeping
duties, becauso no house to keep; she
was glad when the hour arrived for pre
paring the late afternoon meal.
That night she dreamed that she was
a skeleton lying up the caflon the sun
shine parching her naked bones; that
Dr. Earle came along with a pack-train
coins to the mill, and nickinir her. im
carefully, laid heron top of a bundle of
woou; mat tne .Mexican driver covered
her up witli a blaukst, which so smoth
ered her that she wakened, and started
up gasping for breath. The feclllng or
suffocation continuing, she stole softlv
to me door, and opening It, let the chilly
night air blow over her. Most persons
would havo found Mr. Hastings house
freely ventilated, but some way poor
Alice found it hard to breathe in it.
Thcsummcr was passim;; times crow.
U possible, harder than before. The
prospectors, who had round plenty or
"leads," had spent their "bottom dol
lar" in opening them up and in waiting
ror purchasers, and were going back to
California any way they could. The
capitalists were holding oil, satisfied
that in tho end all the valuable mines
would rait Into their hands, and caring
nothing how fared tho brave but un
lucky discoverers. In fact they overshot
themselves, and made hard times Air
their own mills, the miners having to
stop getting out rock.
Then Jack lost his situation. Very
soon food began to bo scarce in the cabin
orMr. Hastings. Scanty as it was, it
was more than Alice craved; or rather
It was not what she craved. It she ato
for a day or two, for tho next two or
three days sho suffered with nausea and
aversion forany tiling thcoutsido kitchen
Tho summer was going was gone.
Mrs. Hastings had not seen Dr. Earle
for several weeks; and, despite herself,
when tho worst fears oppressed her, her
first impulse was to turn to 1dm. It had
always seemed so easy for him to do
what he liked.
Perhaps he was growing anxious to
know if he could give the thumb-screw
another turn. At all events, he directed
his steps toward Mr. Hastings' house
on the afternoon of the last day in Aug
ust, Mrs. Hastings received him at the
threshold and gave him the camp-stool
the only chair she had in tho shade
ouUIdo the door; at the same timo seat
ing herself on the door-step with the
same grace as if it had been a silken
a '"fc"! s vva w s wwvti ?iali;K 411 I
that kiudof labor; for even todoyourown I
washing and ironing pre-supposea the
usuui conveniences oi a laundry, and
these did not belong to to the furniture
or the outside kitchen. Sho had not
worn her linen lawn since her visit to
the mill. The dust which blew freely
through every crack of the shrunken
boards precluded such extravagance.
Thus it happened that a soiled cash
mere wrapper was her afternoon wear.
She had faded a good deal since coming)
to Deep Cation; but still looked pretty I
and graceful, and rather too fjirituelle.
The Doctor held In his hand, on the!
point of a knife, the flower of a cactus
vers common in the mountains, which
he presented her, warning her at the
same time against its needle-like thorns.
"It makes me sick," said Alice hastl ly,
throwing it away. "It is the color of
gold, which I want so much; and of the
sunshine, which I hato so."
"I brought It to you to show you the
little emerald bee that is always to be
iouuu in oue; it is wonuerousiy beauti
ful a living gem, is it not?" "
"Yes, I know," Alice said, "I admired
the first one Isaw; but Iadmire nothing
any longer nothing at least which sur
rounds mo here."
"I understand that, of course," re
turned tho Doctor. "It Is because your
health is failing you because tho air
disagrees with you."
"And because my husband Is so un
fortunate. If he could only get away
from here aud I !" The vanity of such
a supposition in their nresent circum
stances brought the tears to her eyes aud
a quiver about her mouth.
" Why did you ever con
come here? Why
did he ever ask you to come; how
to come; how
tho doctor, sct-
tfratne." demanded tin
ting his teeth together.
"That is a strange question, Doctor !"
Mrs. Hastings answered with dignity,
lifting iter head like an antelope. "My
husband was deceived by tho same
hopes which liavu ruined others. If I
sutler, it is because we are both unfor
tunate." "What will he do next?" questioned
the Doctor, curtly. The cruel meaning
caused the blood to forsake her cheeks.
"I cannot tell what he will do," her
brief answer rounded by an expressive
"Vou might help him; shall I point
out the way to you ?" watching her
"Can you ? can I help him ?" her
wliolo form suddenly Inspired with freSh
Dr. Earle looked Into her eager face
with a passion or jealous inquiry that
made her cast down her eyes:
"Alice, do you love this Hastings?"
He called her Alice; lie used a tone
and asked a question which could not
be misunderstood. Mrs. Hastings
dropped her race into her hands, her
hands upon her knees. She felt like a
wild creature which the dogs hold at
bay. She knew now what the man
meant, and the temptation he used.
"Alice," he said again, "tills man,
your husband, possesses a prize he tloes
not value, or docs not know how to
care for. Shall you stav hero aud starve
with him ? Is ho worth it?"
"He Is my husband," she answered
simply, lifting up a race calm, ir mor-
"And ought in be your husband
after a brief interval," he aid quickly'
"There would have to be a divorce- it
conld be conducted rnil.-tlv r iin nnf
ask vou to commit vniirsHlf In ilixhnimr
f will shield vou: no care shall ftill i
upon you, nor any reproach. Consider
this well, dearest, darling Alice! ami
what will be your fate if von depend
"Will it help 7iw, then, to desert
him?" she asked, faintly.
"Yes, unless by remaiiiinc: with him
you can Insure Ills support. Maintain
you he cannot. Suppose his mine were '
sold, ho would waste that money as lie !
wasted what he brought here. I don't,
want his mine yet I will buy It to-
morrow If llmt tvill tnitf,. ... r
.. ...... ..... ..j.j juu, uuti .
havo your promise to go with me. 1 1
toid you once
that I wanted to ru
tell you my plan ?"
"No, not to-day," Mrs. Hastings
swered, struggling with her embarrass
mcnt; "I could not bear it to-dav, I
"How cruel I am while mean!
uo kiiiu: lot! are agitated as
ought not to be In your weak state.
Shall I see you to-morrow a profes-
aiuuni visu, you KUOW J"
"You will buy tho mine?" faintly,'
with something like a blush. .
"Certainly; I swear I will on what
conditions, you know."
"un nono other :"
"Shall I rob myseir, not of moncy
only, hut or what is far dearer? On
none other." He rose, took her cold
hand, clasped it fervently, and went
When Jack come homo to his very
meagre dinner, lie brought a can of
peaches, which, bcitig opened, looked
so deliciously cool and tempting that
Alice could not refrain from volubly ex
ulting over them. "But how did you
get mem, jacKY" sue asked; "not by
going in debt, I hope."
"No. T was ill nt Snnlf a slnrn. niwl
Earle, happening lo coma in just as '
Scott was selling some, and praising !
them highly, paid for a can, and asked
mo to take them to you and get your
opinion. They nre splendid, by Jove!"
"I do not fancy them," said Alice,
setting down her plate; "but don't tell
the Doctor!" she added, hastily.
"You don't fancy anything lately,
Alice," Mr. Hastings replied, rather
Never mind, Jack; my appetite will
come when you have sold your mine;" !
and upon that the unreasonably fastidl- i
ous woman burst into tears.
.Vs if my position is not trying1
cnouch without seeing you cry!" said
Jack, pausing from eating long enough
to look injured. Plastic Jack! your
surrouudings were having their etfect
The )fining Xews of tho 2d or Sep
tember had a notice of tho sale of Mr.
Hastings mine the "Sybil," bearing
chloride of silver to Dr. Eustace Earle,
ail of Deep Caflon. The papers to be
handed over aud casu paiu uown at
Chloride Hill on the 7th; at which time an wat to get on hi the world, and ex-, He returned it, with one of liia inimita
I)r. Earlo would start for San t ranctsco mviiminui nnnri. nin.i- .:n I bio drawing on t!n Imp!.- tn.,;t:....
on the business or the mining firm to !
whish he belonged. Mr. Hastings, it
was understood, would go East about
the same time.
All tho parties were at Chloride Hill
on the morning of tho "th, promptly.
By eleven o'clock, the above mentioned
transaction was completed. Shortly
after, one of the Opposition Line's
stages stopped at Mrs. Itobb's board ng-
house, and a lady dressed for traveling
acquaintances, aud beingclosely veiled,
the lady passed unrecognized as the
stage ofiice, where the other passeugers
Half au hour afterwards Mr. Jack
Hastings received the following note:
"Dkak Jack: I sold your mine for
you. Dr. Earle Is running away with
me, tier agreemeut; but ir you take the
expresi this afternoon, you will reach
Elko before the train leaves for San
Francisco to-morrow. There is nothing
worth going back for at Deep Caflon.
If vou love me, save me.
It is superfluous to state that Jack
took tho express, which, arriving, at
Elko before tiie Opiosilio:i, made him
master of the situation. Not that he
felt very masterful; he didn't. Ho was
thinking or many things that it hurt
him to. remember; but he was meaning
to do differently in future. He had at
last sold ltis mine no, he'd be d d if
ichntl sold it; but Hallo! there's a big
dust out on theYoad there! it must be
the other stage. Think what you'll do
and sav. Jack Hastings'
What he did siv "All TWlnrt
x-nii 1" it f. wf-",. tXt "jr
JOUIiere. It was lucky for my wife,
wasu't it, since I got left, to have you
to look after her? Thauks, old fellow;
you arc just in time for the train,
Alice and I will stop over a day to rest.
A thousand times oblitred: irood-bvo!
Alice, sav ,-00.1.1- n T,,Ubor
yon win not sec him again."
Their hands and eyes met. He was
pale as marble; she flushed oue Instant,
1 . w o J w I
paieu me next, with a curious expres
sion in her eyes which the Doctor never
forgot and never quito understood. It
was enough to know that the gamo was
up. He had another miueon his hands.
and an ugly pin in his heart which lie i
told bitnseir bitterly would be obstinate ,
of cure. If lie only could be sure what!
that look in hercyeshad meant! Istte
sidc Monthly. I
I World to the New, our American girls
Household Ohat. growing up in the present free atmos-
2.i:.. t , I lhere of America, present a type tecul-
Sometimes when one has company,or iariy lIleir own. While European na
has been out calling and stayed too li0I13 shut their girls up In conventional
J l'it 1nieCefary IreParo !l ,n"-a' 'privacy lest they should be sullied by
or 'wash dishes in a nice dress, ami the i contact with the world, our girls walk
sleetcs arc very liable to get soiled. I abroad; nor do they lose the purity of
have contrived a sleeve protector, which thuir hearts by the knowledge which
Is easily made, cheap and serviceable, r ti,ev gain of actual life. Wetrusttheui
laeaiioiumiroistpcKinRs, cut them
olrat the ancles and hem them. When
I want to keep my sleeves clean, I draw
them onto my arni3 can-fullv so as to
not crush the sleeve, top end first.
It will save much haul work in iron
ing, if when the cloths are ringed, the
towels, table-cloths, sheets and all plain her life for herself, and is not consul
pieces, are folded in the shape they are 1 ered as a piece of property to be re
wanted after ironed, and pressed ; tained or alienated by her parents,
through the wringer as tightly as pos-1 With a charming freedom she com
sible. Unfold and hangup totlry where I biues a cert tin womanly reserve which
the wind will not blow Iiard. They j is not any outside mannerism, but the
will need but little ironing. I once result of the inward convictions which
knew an old lady, before the days of' our American life forces on her, that,
wringers, who folded her towels, sheets, 'she is considered au independent ami
etc., when dampand rubbed them up and responsible agent. If she is tinbal
down over tho top of an old-fashioned aneed the excess is on the side of lib
kitchen chair, and put them away witii- erty, showing to the educator the ten
out ironing. She said it saved wearand denev which h
! ""if nuous us
I A convenient way to make excellent
, brcaU is to take t,,ree or fou" spoonsful
1 of conl n,cal ani1 sca,(1 il wth boiling
nurh, aim me ciotnes looKen noottt as
water.stlrringto the consistency or mush
i"e night before bread is wanted. Set
wllero !t w.l i"!' warm , during the
evening. If it does not get too cold dur
ing tho night, it will be light in the
morning. Make salt-rising by stirring
nour into warm water with a littlesnlt,
and mix in the corn meal battor. Set
in a warm place aud it will soon bo
light, when the bread, is usually done,
All tiie suspense and anxiety of watch-
in tue ""certain rising is in this way
We are fecdiug our cows considerably
with turnips, and to remove the disa-
invhln innin in.l nin. rm n,n i,.,ii
i-.- - ...... ....u. iiu.u nit UllUtli
1 put a pinch of finely powdered
ter lino each gallon of cream. If butter I
bought, I seasoned by putting them Into
C.vx a Pi'.omisk of M.visr.rAor. nv, Ix-
fe"Ih? The Springfield licjtublican
suggests that "Lovers who don't mean I
business will do well to pause in their I
rarMtrnnil mrafifntn ilrmn Htn w j : 1. 1 1 1
...... ............ v. .. U3.1U1I1-
an to. . uecomcssonrorraucid a little saltpeter i , . '? , 4 -,,"l--" . organism, a spirit
; worked in will make it sweet. which knows its rights, aud will assert
an-1 ni.r !,.,, M.!m,. i.w,i- - r r..i a!M? . niaintain them, an effervescent
. i r " r":".r"A":":.J "r .I, "V' Sirl-nro which is to be reduced to a r.i-
' IttlU t IL'II HLT'lia ilLMI. I 111 llfVI.
lies upi-uca up oy tue jirooKiyn court lacunar ciass, miner peculiar circum
or Appeals, in tho case or Miss Boxcel-' stances; we must model it anew for our
iana llotnan against Alexander Earle, ' necessities.
merchant, for breach or promise. The , We have the finest material the
city court, some time since, awarded world has ever produced, and the best
Miss Homan Sl-3,000 in the suit, from .chances for its development. Our
whlch Earle annealed, hut the decision
of the city court is now affirmed. The
case Involved the questiou whether a
promise to many may be inferred. Miss
Homan admitted that Earle had never
verbally alluded to marriage, but had
repeatedly kissed her. ami coiuhmtoil
I himself generally as though lie 'hank
i cretl' after her exceedingly. Judge Nei-
son charged, that an engagement
was "ot, necessarily verbal, as 'the
gleam of the eye and tho coujunc-
tion of the lins are overtures, when tlipv
become frequent and protracted,' and
young men and women not engaged,
should not demean themselves so lov
ingly tiiat a jury upon presentation of
the facts would believe them engaged.
Under this somewhat startling decision,
young women who have been kissed
and 'gleamed' at may go ahead antl
"'"'ct pretty extensively among their
.maI , acquaintances, probably, but
henceforth the prudent young man will
peruse tne matting' when in the pres-
enceof tho other sex.and if ho would ox-
tract honey from maiden lips, will first
extract a boud indemnifying him from
future damage Huits. But (Jo female
eyes never 'gleam,' and Isn't the 'con
junction' business mutual, to a degree?"
TiikSimpIiEFecret. Twenty clerks,
in a store, twenty hands in a printing i
office, twenty apprentices In a" shin-1
vnnl tirnnti- i-nim. nmtt In n ..;ltnA '
coiiid a nartiier.anil maltnafiiriniipr nnn
of the compositors will own a news-'na'c
paper, and become an influential citizen;
one or the apprentices will become ai"eau our' or an ornamental brazier.
master builder: one of the votintr
1. ...Ill 1 , , r ,
iagcia mil u nuuusuiue iarui, anu i
live iiko a patriarch but which oue Is
the lucky individual? Lucky! There
ta nn ItitL- filuiitf If Tim t. - l
most ng certain as the rule of three,
The young follow who distances ltis
competitors is he who masters his busi
ness, who preserves his mte'Tltv. wiin
devotes his leisure to tho acquisition of
knowledge, who gains friends W
shorter than this old duty fiighway, but
Im .ftitifit.li mm. T it... " . .J '
-..w.. un-u iuu coiumtiuiiy the
mo utuieve something really.
-,, t"yt iwuitj ami serene
, all go in this road.
A Journal for the People. ' "J
Devoted to the Interests or HumanltT"
Independent In Tolltlcs and RoItgloTif '' "2
Mlve to all Live Issues, and Thoroughly
rtartlcal In'OpposInE and Kxposlns life 'rVBR '
ol the .r.Jit j"W
-. ' ;.;;irt.J
Correspondents wrttlns overnwtmed tfgna.'' '
tures limstinake known their naraet to-thai-.
Edilor.or bo attanion will be sivea H thela.fr,
UK 3T0KI OT XA..r.TTE.
r.v miss SAssHrrs emehsox.
1 OVepityninL,ny wrt,,nS-lM-c and fbunfr--lH----i
The pale shoit ora buried love I never thoutnt
I grasped Ifcasn miser does his hoarded goWll
And wori-Mt myself tor touching It aml'otflt1"-1
A lover's gift, a faded roe pinned m a ttwv' 1
sheet, ; .
On which he wrote, "I'm eniurtt- sftoH.'jWr-
waiting lips to great. - J; , . n!
"Don't watch your eyes ontj.daIUg;'flfr 'tH '.i
lihted evening train-. , . . .
nn-ll -e when the.taoMsih belft'rlng 1
their swttt reraln." - . , .
And so lie came! How memory paRiU tMldi-if
' loiw, bright Mimmer day, , .
I -Mul a" "e ln' "O"1 Bespoke tho Mtp-i-
I ' we dreamed away. h . f
, luoTuTaai tm,a
i -hn Hrst I iraraedtiieirtreaehery.atHlreeMi '
beneath the blow. . ,
L... .. . ... .
""' .'" T.."'.. "U'V'. S""1 I"
tcninted his vain nrlde
I thought he counted love-worth more than oil
me world beside. . i
lint I would not that hfer pretty wife should m
guess wlint bonds he brake, -
Or kuow the cruel wrong he wrooght Str-!-
than her sweet sake.
Then stny, old rose I'll keep you how, lesusi ,
some day who knows who
Stay speak sueh fond, sweet words as thow.
and I believe them true.
Our American Girls.
Woman transplanted from the Old
1 to fnn their own acquaintances, nn.l
to etu Tiatn tiieni; anil mere is no
where else to be found the young girl
who, w'-ile she is free to receive atten
tion, is so well able to repel with dig-
; nity any presumption. She marks out
liter own limits. She is left to decide
t ought lo take.
?. K"c Y la -e- bac!l g.'rls we !mlst ru,e
i through winning their conviction on
1 t!o s'de of right. They will not blindly
, hey what seems to them arbitrary
! rules, or, if thev do, the natural exuber-
an?P 01 i,IC checked in 0113 direction
will spread itself in another. In a law
lessness and foolish bravado which we
shall find it impossible to control. Any
set, formal rules, any regulations as to
uniform dress, are directly opposed to
the spirit or our institutions, and can at
best secure but a formal compliance for
, the time, a result which cannot be con
sidered as any part or a real education.
'The work of the teacher must always
. look beyond the present, aiming as it
"ocs at permanent and not temporary
results, and must, in America, appeal
Jl, u,y and '"directly to self-control,
Ihe educator has in his hands as the rc-
'..( r t j . .
saltpe-!s.l,rourcI'ln:5te;Sover"".1ent, and so
'u'- ''-iul3,it:'i sensitive aim ner-
i t i .... . .-I . . a
"S 3,. wiu out impair-
ww tti o.iwii . jii wuiuiu ; Aiiien-
can girls if treated in school as it is per-
fectly correct to treat French autl (ier-
man girls, are thwarted aud perverted
into something which lias all the faults
or the German and French girl without
nor ovrollnnrina I It, f ,t.-il- I, f
vut ttuift II, tir ;i
school girls ought to send forth the fin
est women that have ever blessed and
beautified the world, the strongest antl
truest wives, the wisest and tendoreat
mothers, tho most intelligent .and'
worthy citizens; and there ought to be
no placo as pure, healthful, aud inspir
ing as the homes presided over bv
American women, ir -we do not find
these results, the fault must bo that of
their education. Anna C. JJraekett, in
Harper's Magazine for October.
Lady Ashburfon, who died sixteen
years since, and lias just been suitably
commemorated in Lord Houghtou's
Monographs, was an exceedingly clever
and remarkable woman, the soul and
center of a notable literary group, in
which Thomas Carlylo was a promi
nent figure. She was a keen, free lanco
in conversation, and people who retired
discomlittcd from the sharp encounter
with iter wit would say or her: "I do
not mind being knocked down, but I
can't stand being danced upon after
wards." Thackeray was one of the
eminent men of letters whom she
piqued by her too brilliant rallying,
and lie left her parlors nt Bath House;
resolved never to return. He declined
Lady Ashburton's invitations, spoke of
her dislike and discourtesy. Months
after, when angry feelings had had
time to die out, lie received frotn her
nay an invitation to dinner.
himself kneeling at her foot, with
a,l ablaze from the hot coals she,
' waa. energetically pouring upon his
vil-iThisactof contrition was follou-wi i.
nnmn1nl T t - i . "J
friendship to him andliis family.
icuvuciuatiou aim warm
The Peteisburg (Va.) Gazelle says:
e are proud to state that not a drop
of liquor can be bought from anybody
not authorized to sell It, in Giles count-,
rhcre Was but on nlnw It. war. and
that was closed some time ago. What
i the present Siappy state of
An.cdtor says no man who had paid
for his newspaper was ever bit ly a
. iti a