v o l i m i : h FOREST-GROVE, WASHINGTON CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL !», ISTI. 1 NUMBER 2 Edred Gawtrie is biting his under lip After a 1 itt 1«* she reachcil the piazza. “ I have been having rather unpleasant riblj' before long. He puzzles him self everything seemed magnified to twice the MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. now, while either cheek looks quite blood G liding up its steps she enters the sitting- tim es at home—in fact, worse than that. vainly about its cause. natural size. At last the banquet is ended, so far as less. Presently, m aking each word a dis room. There, «>n a most commodious Major, mother thinks that you and Marion T he rock that topers split on—Quartz. T he Pacifie Medical and Surgteal Jour T R U K LO VU lounge, lies the old Major, whom, lightest are treating her very badly indeed. She concerns the ladies’ share of it. The la tinct, separate sneer, lie gives rapid an F o n t hundred vibrations a m inute is nal says: A sta k in g instance of in tented dies leave the table. Marion has been in swer to this effect: of sleepers, Marion awakens. called here nearly a fortnight ago, and appetite for alcoholic liquors has been re j as much as a bee’s wing can do. 1 " 'o n i> thaï every Hilary »haft “ I am really sorry so to have called A 1 ittIt- while before they separate he there has been no return-visit yet. the next room not more than a minute j rulli Trouble'* bitter «Neuf H ave no respect lor a man who has to cently brought to our knowledge. A lady, when Malcolm joins her. down all this wrath. O f course, I don’t starts at her steadily anti says: “ The Mother is a proud w oman, Major, but a W ould w ing h * i,, piero' my heart. “ Oh, I am so glad you cam e!” she tells care whether I am believed or not, but the feel the public pulse to learn his private wife of the M ayor of an A tlantic city, was To u lve to thine relief. pu.-- h is found better company than her woman of clear judgm ent. She teels now a confirmed inebriate, and in spite o f the duty. old papa’s at last. \\ e battered old sol that «very hour increases the slight which him. “ Won’t you go out into the air truth of the whole m atter is sim ply ¡hat I w ould that every ill and wo. , T he Gothamites drink so little w’ater most assiduous efforts made by her hus with me? My head seems bursting.” I supposed Major Farrowe had seen the diers can't expect to cope with the line is being ottered her ” And every rarkuu- care, ' that the Hudson Iris had three freshe»* band ami others to restrain and reform “ Certainly,” he answers. Her light folly of disgracing him self among assem 0 ould force t heir a ay w ithin toy brea*1. young dragoons.” The Major has sprung from his chair her continued to drink umil her life fell T hat 1 for thee m ight benr. “ Malcolm isn’t a dragoon, papa; anil if and seized one of Malcolm’s hands just as shawl is on a near chair. Very soon she blages of refined people; otherwise, I took this season. a ¿¿’'-ifice to the indulgence. Her grand A M ississippi Postmistress Iris dis- mothers were both intemperate anti both lie were everything grandest under the that last word is spoken. “ My dear boy,” fs on the .piazza, having hold of his arm. the liberty of believing that his daughter 1 d genial deem the icy chill. The biting fr,»»t and cold. -tin you know whom 1 w ouldn’t give he c r ie s , “ nothing could be further from “ I noticed that you looked unwell at diu- would have had more respect fo r the fa m | charged her husband lrom a clerkship for died from drunkenness. Several of her T! e •tu n n y tenipe«t, love, if thou ily nn<l the friend* o f her future husband | non-attendance to duty. him up for.” either M arlon's or my own thoughts than ucr,” Malcolm tells her brothers were inebriates. Shr had one Were »bettered n the fold. She leans her head suddenly against his than to ru n jh e risk of what has to-night Marion, a few moments lat«‘r, has to offend so charm ing a person as your W hy is a hen sitting on a gate like a child, a daughter, w ho exhibited it child escaped to her chamber. “ 1 wish it mother. We shall take pleasure in pay massive shoulder, w ith a great sigh. “ () occurred. Miss Farrow e’s charges are ¡penny? Because its head’s on one side hood a marked appetite for strong drink If nu frail hark were to--< 1 about, < »f angry w aves the »port, Malcolm!” she moans, quite faint!}’, quite absurd, though doubtless pardonable j aud its tail’s on the other. wouldn't weigh upon me so fearfully. ing her a visit this afternoon.” and who drank to intoxication whenever t tini a* on irla--' lake I'd fe, 1, under the present unhappy circumstances. I T hirteen broken arms and legs in she had the opportunity. The child died Anti now that Ed red Gaw trie’s shadow That afternoon the visit is paid. The “ how I pity y o u !” If thou wert safe in jiort. “ Pity m e!” I cannot say the same for j ’ours, Mr. j Portland attest to the tact that tlie last was at the age of six years. D uring hi r brief should throw itself thus across my path! Major improves upon the good impres A d f 1 hy choice o « r me *hou d pa-» She lifts her head again. “ Hush, I H urst; unfortunately, not even your I a good winter for sliding down hill. Idiot that I am, not to have seen it before! sion made ¡it his own and this lady’s first life she was known to have been repeat io ble*» another's life, Kdretl Gaw trie hates me, tor the best of meeting. “ The man is superb,” she tells d id n ’t know what 1 was saying. How mortified pride can excuse their absurd edly drunk. So Inveterate was her appe lit* true»t friend I'd ever he. M rs . E rchenfelper , of "Waterloo, reasons. 1 broke faith with him when I Malcolm, in her august, law giving w ay. irood this air is when tine’s head aches ity." B ecause tbua wert his wife. tite for liquor tiiat she would resort to the And then this best of haters slips from j Deb, i.s'another gasoline victim. F illing most cunning tricks in order to procure — * ’h l u J t * r $ ' ,* T w r» 7 ’ . was a wilt! tlirt of seventeen. Ed red “ I Levé- saw* such mingled breeding, like m in e!” a lighted lamp, with the usual result. Malcolm tries to talk of brighter sub the room with a little m ocking smile and Gawtiie hates me—there is no shadow of ease, wit, and manliness. Your father it—tricks such as would do credit to the O ur great-grandmammas are turning ingenuity of an adult. considerable grace of exit. “ I have left doubt there. Anil—he knout»! He will must meet him. I suppose that it will jects. M ARC H . They possibly spend twenty m inute my sting behind me,” he confidently tells over in their graves in consequence of the tell Malcolm. I.et him !” she bursts forth, only be proper for us to have a dinner rumors now current that “ poke bonnet#” 1' . tin* »Tiuwin<: a m t the h h i » i r . ¿ . ” himself. Then Ma- with a laugh of bitterness. “ Malcolm next week Kdretl Gawtrie is coming up w alking the piazza like this. >ri— Chinese C hildren. In t h e e r u e l » t e e t - will have to know before many weeks. again, you know, and there ¡ire the Curl- rion suddenly interrupts a seutence of Everybody has now left the dining-room will be revived next summer. 1.1 • le t! >w «r* b«1 t;in t h e i r g r o w ¡tig Mr. Gawtrie may as well save me the engs. and then from the hotel we m ight M alcolm’s by exclaim ing: except Marion, Mr. H urst and Malcolm, B londes an* decidedly at a discount K:tr hetirath "tir fi v l. W hen a son is born, a “ milk nam e” is >ftiy t:i|>» ; h e »j>rtn _*. a n d e h e e r l v “ Let us go back into the house, and, alas! the poor Major, wholly inert this season. Fair-haired maidens are ex trouble. Wiiy n«»t ? Oh, if I could only get Mr. and Mr# Evenird.” given him in connection with the rejoic " P a r l i n e « , tire \t> 11 h e r e ? " gentlemen, and unconscious in an easy-chair which perimenting on kittens at home the effi You m ust join the hate Malcolm, and forbid liim from com Malcolm says nothing. Tiill f lit* y a n s w e r : W , a r e c e a r l v ings of tlTe family. This corresponds with star- has been provided for him som etim e pre cacy of different black dyes. ing near me!” Ju st three days later, Mr. and Mrs. and I —” Here she stops, N e a r l y r e a d y , d . a r.’* our pet names. Later, the l>oy receives Those lust words flnish w ith a moan, Hurst call upon Marion and the Major ing at a large French window, which viously, and looking a sad enough wreck T here is on exhibition in New York a YV ’h e r e i« « i n t e r , w i t h h i * » n o w i n . ’ and then follows a!m«»st a spa.-m of the The dinner invitation is then given. There overlooks the piazza, and which they* are of the splendid guest w ho entered Mrs. piece of lace five yards long and a quarter his regular names. The im portant cere mony of binding the w rists is observed in 1 ••!! n » , ►printr.” t ht*y sa v ; stormiest grief. is no refusing it, as Marion overwhelm now ju st passing. “ To what room dot s H urst’s rooms with so loidlj’ a presence of a yard wide, so soft and fine that it can connection w ith the th in k offerings to the 1 ' d u she a n -' w o n ! " He i.» »»«¡tig. j not many hours ago. It is some little while past eleven the ingly feeis, with the beam ing h u e of Mr. that window belong?” l i f t i n g 4'n h i s w a v . be drawn through a finger-ring. goddess mother. It varies in details. A l u T n il) w inter d o e » not love you ” The dining-room.” next morning, and not a very long time Huist before lier, so like the face of | And now Marion breaks down utterly, Boqt’ETs for halls and parties are made common plan is to tie a piece o f red cot But hi-* 1 1tili* Ì-* |>.Hs She gives a slight, excited cry,and hur i It is a torrent of tears and sobs. She im- of linen and heavily perfumed. Not one since she lots had her breakfast, that Malcolm, the son whom he adores. Su »>n n i v hint« » h a i l - ¡ t i g a b o v e von ton loosely round the w rists; anothei is ties toward it, Malcolm following. j plores Malcolm not to dr*am of holding Marion, wandering near the river's edge, She promises that both she and her s e t y o u fT> e a 1 i- t y % person in ten is able to detect at a little to fasten some ancient copper coins on the - . 1 / W A . ia St. X The blinds are tightly closed, but the I to his engagement; she begs Mr. Hurst to distance that they are artificial. suddenly sees two slim wherries shoot father will go to dine at the H ursts’ next wrists for several days by means o f red past her at what seems line speed. Thursday, but she does so with every in windows have been left open, because of ! tell her his true feelings, which she knows A C alifornia farmer is killing off his cotton. In some families this is not final >lie ju.-t has time to recognize tention of subsequently breaking the the mild weather. Marion slowly opens i are those of horror at becoming connect- one segment of blind until she can see ed with such a family. As for Malcolm’s squirrels by scattering lumps of phos ly removed from the infant’s wrists for Malcolm before the bcud in the river promise. several months, »hough it is more usual hides both boats; and beyond there is mother, ou her account it will be a hu n phorus in his wheat fields. It is good for to take it off after fourteen days. Tlie That afternoon Marion sees Malcolm, w ithin the dining-room. the wheat and had for the squirrels. “ Do you see them? asks Malcolm, at dred-fold better it the engagement is that great marsh. and announces to him : A GOOD HATER. A G eoroia girl aided a noble charity idea is that the binding of the wrists to lint, perhaps ten m inutes later, Malcolm “ Papa and I are not going ft» dine at her el bow. “ D r they show any signs of broken. These and words much wilder at Macon hy allowing <300 men to kiss her gether will prevent the baby from being getting tired? And is anybody tipsy?” appears again, row ing very slowly, anil i your house on Thursday.” leave her lips. Mr. H urst and Malcolm BY KDOAK F.VW i E X T . at twenty-five cents a head. When she wicked and disobedient, not only in child “ See for yourself,” she answers him. lo o k in g much fatigued. both try to m inister comfort; it is without j “ Then you will m ortally offend my N ear the close o f a superb midsum In that vague light the face which she avail. She throws herself on a gr* at got home and washed off the enamel she hood, but also in after life. Iu allusion He smiles sunnily enough, however, to this singular custom, w hen children mer day Marion Farrowe leaves her father the moment his eyes catch sight of j mother,” Malcolm cries, with anger. “ 1 turns toward him is drawn livid, anguish lounge in the corner of tlie room, aud felt better. I think 1 see how it is. You wish to shun are troublesome or naughty, they are seated with a novel on the piazza, and Marion. ful. Then she points toward the place in moans and sobs only more terribly. I t is vain to put your finger in the asked it their mothers neglected to" bind 1 Ed red Gawtrie.” strolls down through »h** sycamores and the blind through which she has been “ With whom on earth have you been They leave her thus for alitile while, and water and, pulling it out, look for a hole: Poor Marion clutches at this one sud beeches whose lordly preen branches gird having that mad race?” she asks. looking. “ See for yourself!” she re | at last, after she has grown much quieter, a and equally vain to suppose that, however their wrists. denly-offered straw of excuse. H itherto When the baby is a m onth old the head the house with a sort of austere privacy. peats, with a laugh; anti the laugh is a I soft voice calls her name, aud two arm s large a space you occupy, the world will “ A man I ’ve met two or three times on is shaved for the first time, and in the case Having strolled down, under the law n’s the river, anti known he was aching to she has hat! no suspicion that Edred Gaw little harsh, hollow sound. j lift her almost forcibly from the cushions, nii»s you when you die. of a boy this ceremony is performed be « austral shadows, to the deep hedge that race with me,” Malcolm answers. “ This trie was to be among the guests; but she Amazed, Malcolm leans forward and ! and pillow her head upon a large, warm, T here is no change in the style of fore the Ancestral Tablets. A feast is hides this ignorance with prom pt skill. separates it from the outer road and the m orning I felt like som ething serious, wearing the hair. Iu the spring, however, also given, to which the relatives and in “ How can you expect me to d in e a t looks into tlie room. Nearly all the men ! m otherly bosom instead. riv er’s cool, broad band of silver, Marion and we fixed on the stretch between our “ I have heard everything my ch ild ,” it is said a style so novel and startling timate friends are invited, and it is cus the same table w ith this man, then?” she are grouped about a certain chair, ou stands for a moment with one hand \ first gate and Medilowe’s Bridge. I won which an almost incapable sitter is blurt j Mrs. H urst murmurs, ‘‘ ami I have heard clasped about a prim , black spike head of j by a half length, but it was tough work. hastily questions; “ for I suppose, ot ing forth some choked incoherencies. He ! also that you persist in talking wild, fool- will be introduced that each particular tomary for them to bring presents of toys, hair ou a fashionable woman’s head will food, money, e tc .; they also frequently course, from your manner, that you know the small iron pate, lookinp straight be I’m not w hat I used to be at Oxford, springs back from the window in his dis \ ish words about vour engagement being stand on end w ith surprise. everything of what once happened be club together and send the infant a silver yond in to the shadowy, violet hollows of M arion.” may. ¡broken. Why, Marion, do you think we tween us.” A sweet creature called the medium, plate, on which they inscribe three char the «listant hills and o v e rta k in g the light “ You are not w hat I am usually accus. i “ I do not know ,” frowns Malcolm. At the same moment Marion hurries to I could possibly let you go now —now when polyp has recently been installed in an acters, meaning Longevity, Honoi and row-boat that now pauses ju st in trout of toured to »ee you,” she makes rapid com his side, She points to the window with I the knowledge <>i' your misfortune has aquarium at one of the Paris gardens, its “ Years ago, in a sort ot secret way, we ¡Shortly after this the parents her. ment. “ You are horribly pale, and— were engaged. I thought it very clever one hand she lavs another on his slioul- made you so much dearer to us? No, in peculiarity being that it converts, first Happiness. make their acknowledgments to their *• M irion !” a voice has to appeal before «lon’t draw your hand away, sir—you der. deed! And now, too, we begin to see into alcohol and then into vinegar, any various friends for their congratulations, then to induce a man tor w hom I cared the boat's occupant can make known hi> tremble like a leaf.” “ There is the explanation, Malcolm, of how noble a girl you are. Oh, there have water into which it is placed. to believe that I loved him. I and for the presents which they have sent; presence. “ You have on your sad lo«tk He has to take M arion’s arm, this ath nothing every thing odd and mysterious in me been people here to night who know* you, behaved horribly to E d m l Gawtrie. It P erpetual complaints, says an old this is commonly done by sending a small again. W hat is the m atter?” letic Malcolm, before they reach the sickens since you and I have met. You did not anil the secret somehow got abroad long me now to think o f how I led present of cakes in return. At a subse Anil then Marion gives a slight, clad piazza. While sinking into a chair, alter dream that my reason for shutting and ago ot how you have given up all your writer, are like unto a new cart, which quent entertainment, which sometimes him on to a certain lim it, and then sim creaks and cries even w hile it has no bur cry, ami unfastens the gate, speeding they have entered the sitting-room, w hat locking the door that morning w hen my young life to j’our poor lather in devotion takes place when the child is four months toward the i iver, while at the same time lie manages to say is almost gu.-pt?d rather ply laughed in his face.” father almost stood on the threshold was and protection. So do you im agine we den but its own wheels; whereas that old, the “ happy father," it is said, “ bows Malcolm, staring straight into her face, which is long used and well oiled goes Mr. .Malcolm H urst ships liis oars and than sp o k en : because your brandy-flask was set upon could part with such a heroine as this, feels all his auger vanish. down before tlie goddess Mother’), and -¡»rings out on the bank to meet her. “ Brandy-flask here in my coat-pocket the table. Ii is p or papa’s one devil now we have secured her? O h ,n o ; never silently away with a heavy load. “ A very awful story,” he comments, as begs that the child may be good-natured " Why don't you tell me that my mother —right side.” A clergyman with a keen eye to busi The instant he yields an inch to it he is | think ot i t !” aud easy to take care of, that it may grow she finishes. “ How lucky I never could • ailed upon y u to-day?” Malcolm ques ness recently attended a tuneral in How A moment later Marion has found the find out how it feels to be jealous! But lost. Is it not terrible that there should Then there are sweet kisses given and fat, that it may sleep well at night, ami tions. be stu-li a curse laid tin such a m an?” flank, anti is pouring the brandy between t taken, ami Marion feels ti great peace land, Me*., and before the corpse had been that it may not be given to crying,” etc. "Sim ply,” Marion answers, “ because I his bluish lips. It almost instantly rouses Marion, my darling, a recollection has taken to the grave made,out a bill of five Malcolm ju st m urm urs, “ T errible!” j steal into her soul as she thinks of the fu- ju st crossed my mind which bears rather maternal grandm other, when a boy was waitiug for you to begin tne subject him. “ Last A pril,” she goes rapidly on, “ 1 ! ture, and is filled with a shudder when dollars for his services and gave it into is The oddly upon present utfairs. 1 rem em ber j a year ohi, sends him a present of a cap first; and, since you’ve doue it, come, the hands of a constable for collection. “ It was ray own fault,” he sm ilingly that both father and m other specially said made a great resolve. 1 said to myself. I she remembers the past. The curse yet and a pair of shoes, as well as some other please, no absurd hesitation about telling explains, while Marion kneels at his side, I t has been proved from a microscopic garments, and on this occasion another they bad not m entioned the names of any ‘This m onster shall be put down, even if ! remains. T hat shall be scattered 'in’ m< ;u-f what she thought of me.” holding one of his soft, large hands be of our guests to you. In this case, j our I devote every action of my life to it.’ I i Death’s hand solely—but it is good to examination of a piece of glass which had family feast is held to celebrate the birth “ Slit• think» jo u eh:arming.” was doing this when you met me. No ; think that she must not hereafter face it been exposed to the sand blast, that the tween both her own. “ I was com pletely ) 41 \ i s ? Go w re into particulars. out of training, and m ight have been sure putting forward the fact <>f G aw trie’s woman ever struggled against loving a | all alone in its black grimness. Anti so, effect of the sand on the glass is due more day. presence as a reason for not appearing O ur mothers whose children are back ♦‘îl^t*. man as I struggled against loving you, ! clasping Mrs. H urst very tightly indeed to the force and velocity <»f the impact Mich a spurt as that last would have used I ward w alking w ill lx* amused at the fol • A* 1 »lie thought it npthing except me up in my present condition.” A t this at our table has a trille of inconsistency, M alcolm.” | in her strong, young arms, she exclaims, than to the hardness of the particles of lowing piece of Chinese nursery supersti m e .oils,” he got * oi t, ’’ that you should moment there is the sound of a steady, i I th in k .” He draw s nearer and takes “ P o o r M arion!—poor c h ild !—poor dar just as Malcolm re-enters the ro o m : sand. both of her hands. “ Ah, M arion, strang tion : “ It is the custom in many families, ive tl ii» great di-t i»u I >r seeing people." decisive step in the outer hall. “ That is lin g !” “ W ith all its horror anti its agony, I W hen a Philadelphia paper states that when the child is just beginning to walk est of mysteries! You m ust find some “ Pm iv do not M us pay any more heed your father, M arion; or do 1 fail to rec He m urm urs this between the kisses cannot hut thank God for this n ig h t!” “ such scenes must long linger lovingly ah>ne, for a member of the family to take ' tiiat subject, ’ Mar i"¡i plaintively tip ognize his m artial treat!? Let the old better excuse.” that he leaves on the hand w hich he has j “ W hy?” whispers Malcolm, com ing to in the memories of all w ho saw them, for a large knife—often such as is used in the t-he looks at him w ith cold ej*cs. “ I * h ! h . “ It seems t<> r. ie- that everything Major come in and welcome this very iu- j her side. with youth at the helm and pleasure at kitchen to cut up vegetables—and, ap will gt) myself. I will not let lather go. seized between both his own. »u an d I mention n>»wadavs, Malcolm, tere.-ting young invalid.” Marion starts as the voice strikes her the prow the gondola of enjoyment swept proaching him from behind as he is tod “ I have dreaded so to tell you," she ! Does this satisfy you ?” ;.» »nre ol leading up to it.” But M arion suddenly turns her head, “ It will not satisfy them. You must proceeds, quiveiingly. “ Don’t think tiiat , ear, not know ing Malcolm’s presence in swiftly along <»n the azure sea of hope,” dling along, to put it between his legs, or “ And no vrouder!” he answers, with springs up, dropping his hand, and hur I took this means because of such cow- i the room till then. But she makes a firm, it means a public ball. both come, M arion.” hold it a little way from him , the edge not a little plain sullenness. “ When we ries to the door. ardice. Ah, no, no! Papa promised me j though tearful, answer: As she separates frotn Malcolm that downward, and then to bring it to lire T he new feather Ians appear to l»e rented the Brookes’ house, in early June, so solemnly that he would touch nothing I “ Because it lias tested three hearts for “ Go away, pupa, d ear!” she cri«*s. | and 1 met you, that evening, walking ‘‘ Don’t come in here!” H er voice has day, it is with the halt shaped resolve if he came—promised it over and over, me, and found them all tru e !”—Appleton»' quite the rage. They are much sm aller ground, as if in the act of cutting some aloné, anti that that she will go in size than those used last summer, and thing. T hif is called ‘cutting the cores of with your own brother and my old school the ring in it of a strong blow on silver. ' •< shall be made for her you know —that 1 gained a little conti- ! Journal. not half as awkward-looking. Those of his feet,’ and the motion is repeated two or mate, Scott Farrow«*, even before he had She pushes the tloor shut, and rapidly an excuse dence, and let him come. When I saw j peacock feathers are the handsomest, on three times. It is done in order to facili presented me, it flashed though my mind, locks it. Then -he turns again, and with lather that must pique nobody, viz..: him ta»te the first glass, at dinner, I knew A New York .Mock A uction Dodge. sudden illness—that excuse which can gilt or ivory sticks. The old sw ans’ down tate his learning to walk, and is supposed w hile looking at yon, that you were the excited eyes, and a pale, quivering chin, that this must be. There was no getting ! shadow’ so many sins of omission. fans in use during the days of our grand to be of great use iu keeping the child sort of woman to shine in hall-rooms and looks toward M alcolm’s chair. him away without worse shame j Is there an}’ limit to hum an ere- mothers are also com ing in fashion again. from stum bling and falling dow n.” M arion stands, a little later, at the be courted by thousands.” dulity ? The mock auctions in this city It is empty. He has risen, and stares and scandal (for wine at once is j After the shaving of the head at the end “ Oh, hu-h, Malcolm! I should hate at her with most penetrating scrutiny, j door of the sitting-room, having - left wormwood to his sweet nature and j have been so effectually exposed that the T im woman o f the com ing tim e— her own, the lack of color w ithin her face of the first mouth i» is . i common p . ac- Shall man to vote appoint her? uch tt life rogues were compelled to resort to new His voice sounds stern and hard as lie j m aking an utter ghastliness tiiere. makes him brutish if he is crossed), W ell, ve# or no. your bottom dim e tice to allow a patch of hair to grow on ‘'A n d n>nc I should hate to have you b eg in s: Tlie dodge was forthcom ing as She'll do a* »he'» a min' ter. “ Papa,” flic* calls softly, while knocking or I should certainly have gone to dodges. top if the child be a boy, and on both lead it,” he tells her, with a tender tone W e know »be ** will" or i*l»e »he “ w on't,” “ W hat absurd mystery is here, M arion? | at the shut d o o r; and her father’s voice you for assistance. But noic he is differ* soon as it was needed. Here is the way sides If a g ir l; the hair is braided into ’Twill be tlie sam e a* now ; in his lowered voice. “ There is a wide Why is your father not to enter this i lit. Cannot you manage to get that star they work i t : tight little queues, which stick out and And if »he doc#, or if »he don't, distinction, Marion, between the ball room? \ oil have tried my good nature bids her enter. S cauc —A small room on Nassau or ing crowd from about him ? It is so hor Hod ble»» her, anyhow . give the children a very comical look in room belle and th e—th e—domestic nun. more than once, I should say, during the | Let us not follow her. For more than rible for me to think of his being stared Ann street. Auctioneer with case of their early years. \ \ hen a girl, however, an hour afterward the sounds of her sobs T he Mayor of Norfolk, Va., recently I don’t want you to be a flower, my love, past week or so, with your oddities and 1 jewelry—crowd of persons, consisting ot she ceases to wear may be heard in the silence of the outer at in his shame and overthrow.” that grows perpetually in the shade.” honest innocents and confederates. Enter received a letter from Atlanta, Ga., in reaches womanhood, crotchets; hut to everything there be hail. “ Yes; it shall he done at once.” these queues.—All the Year Round. quiring tlie population of the city, and Marion shakes her head with a kind of longs a limit, ami no human patience ; ------- ^ Malcolm leaves her, and approaches the old man, in a dirty suit of clothes, with a whether the w riter would be perm itted to Marion emerges from that room, window. -low impatience. woeful face, tHat looks as though no food should think ol hearing this queerness j it When The long French blinds arc W eddings iu R ussia. run a ken«* bank. He said tiiat-lie could is to go immediately and write Malcolm “ But it is my wi-li, M alcolm; why much longer.” had entered it for a week. fastened on the inside, but they can lit* give good references as to character, and should you not respect it —at least for a “ What do you want ?” queries the When he ends, Marion is standing with | a note. In this note she positively opened from without. Malcolm, know I r i s p.n immemorial custom for thp would be w illii g to allow the Mayor au year or two to come? I ti s n o t so rery her hat k against the door, has drawn her promises that her father and herself shali ing this, stoops down and opens them. auctioneer of old poverty. serfs on the estate of the bride’s parents to long ago, remember, since m other died; brows together, and litis made her lips I dine at his house on T huyday. Slowly the wretched old man pulls interest. Then he slips into the dining-room. subscribe and give her a w edding pres The day of the dinner iu length arrives. amt then, father, you know, iy quite too meet in one resolute, rigid line. Then As men have movable heads, which ent. In former days this invariably con Malcolm looks round him, and address from his pocket a watch and says he old for com pany, and—” wants it sold. they can turn to the right or left, for sisted of a complete set of kitchen uten sue speaks, each word being hurried out Marion and the Major drive over in a es tlie company with a clear voice: But Malcolm indulges >n a roar of with hot speed, and in tv tone of marked ' carriage of plain elegance, and cause, ns “ How did you get this w atch?” de ward or backward, they should not, from sils, but now, we understand, it has “ Gentlemen, I am sorry enough to in they enter .Mrs. H urst’s rooms, quite a terrupt 1 lughter at this point. mere contrariness, fasten on themselves, changed w ith the times, and more fre mands the auctioneer. hardness. your conversation, but I fiar it “ Your father too old for com pany, in “ I am from W isconsin,” answers the as blinkers, prejudice, stupidity, caprice quently takes the shape o f a dressing- w ill be on ly courtesy to the ladies for us “ Don't bear if any longer. You know, ' little adm iring buzz. The Major is more the prince this even to join then* in the next room.” deed ! Why, he is ju st at the right age for Malcolm, what I told you when you first old man, humbly. “ I am here in New and obstinacy, which prevent their seeing case or a set of silver fish knives and it. By-tue-by, m other called him a prince. asked me to be your wife. I said, ‘ No, ing than Mrs. H urst has yet seen him. The group shows immediate signs of York prosecuting a suit for tlie recovery anything hut w hat is straight beforethem . forks. The rooms are quite well peopled wlim dispersing, and does disperse presently in of some property, and am out of funds Even distinguished talents, cultivated be The only trouble is he makes you the ab no; not if my love were tenfold what it The w edd'ng peal must be rune by he and Marion appear. Two or three silent couples and trios. N ot long after ¡mil want to raise enough to get home. I tween such blinkers, may become a solute em press of his actions.” is.’ But you won me over; I yielded ¡it i bachelors who have never been wounded male hands are held out to him almost “ lie loves me, you know. However, last. Well, you begin already to weary ! mania. ward the only occupants of the d in in g have seen better days. in their affections, or the m arriage will Malcolm, let us talk of other things. ot the arrangem ent. Let us cancel it. I immediately, by* friends of former days, room are Malcolm, his father, Edred Gaw Auctioneer—“ Are you aware of the T here is a man in Idaho who recently not be a happy one, and none of the rin g and lie hears cordial words spoken that When are you going to Boston again?” am ready to do so here and now.” trie and tlie Major, whose loud, thick fact that this is a first-class, double-cased, found the truth of the old saying, “ There’s ers should be bald, or have a mole ou any ” I can't say. F ather has attended to For answer he springs toward her, and i light his face with a sweet, rich smile. breathings already tell the beginning of a English lever, chronometer-balance, jew many a slip ,” etc. He was a man against part of the face. If tho families are most of our mouetary m atters «»f late. seizes her in his arms. “ If you are ready, j Marion is listening to a few sentences besotted sleep. eled in top and bottom, gold watch, worth whom no adverse charge could be urged, wealthy, the bell ropes are generally C o v He is there now, and proposes staying Marion, I am not, and never shall be. I from Mr. H urst, when a voice at her elbow "Com e,” says Gawtrie, “ let us have a ¡it least $150?” except having lived single too long to en ered with gold leaf, and the ringers wear >ome little time. It is really wonderful was wrong to speak so harshly; forgive makes her quickly turn, w ith a vivid farewell glass of this jolly M adeira before Old Man—“ I paid $175 for it in Mon gage in a little game of matrimony with a white sheep-skin gloves. th at we should have come back from me. But, Marion, if, as 1 have more than j little flush. treal, four years ago, when I could afford young and handsome rival. The stake was Til# Russians are a somewhat supersti we join the ladies.” Europe, utter an absence of nearly once believed, thera is some sorrowlul ! “ Good evening, Miss Farrow#. I have Malcolm smiles, takes up a glass and is such a watch.” a buxom lass of nineteen, and although tious people, so that, if three white black twenty years, and found that that man secret of which I know nothing, w hy not come to give you my congratulations.” Auctioneer—“ Don’t let me sell your the hero “ put u p ” broad acres and birds in succession fly across the path of about to till it, w hen he feel# a hand lay Gawtrie should have managed our money lighten its burden, love, by letting me Her eyes are now full upon the pale, itself lightly upon one of his shoulders. watch, old man. Don’t do it. Take it to horned beasts innum erable, and “ w en t" the wedding parly on their w ay to church, a- though he had no other business in share it with you?” handsome, oval face of Mr. Edred Gawtrie. He turns, and is astonished to discover some pawnbroker and pawn it; any ot a rich quartz mine and a forty stamp mill they turn back, and the ceremony is ull Boston.” them will advance you $200 upon it, and “ le tter," his opponent “ called ” him on postponed. His warm lips kiss her cheek, where ; Anti presently her hand is in the hand Marion. “ G aw trie! ” the great t«*ars have begun to show them- i that he is holding out for her. Good Mr. A t breakfast, when the bride cuts the “ I wish you would drink no wine with you can send for it when you get home. a full hand of youth and good looks and M arion merely m urm urs the word, but selves. F or a slight tim e Malcolm o n ly ; Hurst takes the opportunity of sm iling that m an,” she says, pointing directly to It will be sacrificed here—it will, in took down the “ pot.” Delay is always cake, she has her eyes bound with a snow- Malcolm goes o n : white fillet, and the first unm arried lady hears her sobs, while her graceful head I himself away. Edred Gawtrie. Her voice is not loud; it deed.” dangerous. ” There is a father and son; the son’s droops lower, lower, till its brow meets ! To Marion this meeting is an intense seems, indeed, to be somewhat low, and Old Man—“ It don’t matter. All I to whom she offers a slice must im m edi A t Portland, Me., recently, a gentleman name is Ed red Gawtri«*. He has lived in his shoulder. annoyance. Her eyes search the room yet, by virtue of a certain cold vibration, want is to got home and—die. It doesn’t ately leave the table, ami spend the rest New York a great deal. Perhaps you nervously for Malcolm, while Edred it is heard clearly in every part of the m atter to me whether I get what it is dropped a glove rn the street; as it was of the day in seclusion, if she desires to “ Tell in*?,” he whispers, very softly. an old one lu* thought he would leave it, dream of her future husband w ithin a Gawtrie stands at her side, well dressed, spacious dining-room. “ I will tell you worth or not.” have met him there, M arion, lor there Her sobs increase. and walked along. In a few moments he reasonable period. well bred, with the suspicion of an amused ■r m a time, 1 think you told me, when I will sell it; but it is a “ Very good “ Tell me,” he iterates, so faintly that why I think he is not fit, Malcolm, to re smile at the edges of his thin, pale lips. ceive the courtesy of any true-bred gen shame, llow much do I hear lor this lelt the cold nose of a dog touch his hand, volt used occasionally to honor assem she just hears him. A shower of old furs is thrown after the and looking down saw a large Newfound vehicle in which the bride and bridegroom blages.” “ No, no,” she exclaims, tremulously, | But Malcolm is nowhere to he seen; lie tleman. H aving borne a personal spite watch ?” “ Yes, there was a tim e,” M arion an “ I will not t«*ll you. But I have not said has not, indeed, been in the room since toward myself, and wishing to deal ____ A capper starts it at $25, and up it goes land dog looking up in his face. Paying take their departure, and six young men me a no attention lie passed along, but he had the Farrowes first entered it. swers, with a little laugh. “ But New there was any secret?” she quickly inter- I good blow of revenge, lie has used to-night ! to $:»0, $10, $50 or $*¡0, when it is struck not proceeded far when the dog touched aud women, all under twenty-one, join sk illful »ri« nf persuasion i><>rsn;iai<>n in ir, the ti.« mat ,„.,t. ! off. The money is paid to the auction Y'-rk i* such a huge place, even socially, rupts herself, flushing hotly to the roots 1 Presently Edred Gaw trie speaks again, all skillful arts of him again. A third time this was re hands, and follow the drosky at a rapid you know.” of her blue-black hair. Malcolm knows \ with a sly kind of suavity. ter of m aking my father yield to a weak eer, who gives it, less his commission, 10 peated, when a liackman sang o u t: “ You pace until it reaches the parish boundary, “ I trust that the present engagement ness which he has for years known him per cent., to the old man, who thanks “ I tne! H ired Gaw trie the last tim e I it is useless to plead longer, aft«:r that. have lost something, and the dog wants when they h a lt sing au cpithalam iuui, " i- in Boston. Father insists upon my “ Was ever such a saint as Malcolm ?” stands no chance whatever of missing to possess. When my lather came here him tearfully, and goes slowly and sadly you to go and get it.” The gentleman and return to their homes in the evening. No speeches are made at the w edding i A in : hit.i up lu re, so father must be Marion muses, that same afternoon. “ To matrimonial consequences.” to-night it was his honest intention to out. Then the auctioneer closes the sale retraced his steps, recovered his mitten, Marion’s brows cloud. '¡•eye 1. It he clings too closely, may I think of his having answered that wild breakfast, but when the health of ihe drink nothing; hut again and again I saw for the day, that he may get rid of the and the dog was satisfied. “ I see you sneer,” she bluntly retorts. Mr. Gawtrie tem pt and rc-tempt him with p«ople, so as to open in an hour with a bring him over? ” newly-married couple has been proposed tirade of mine only with kisses!” o V .. m A r e m a r k a b l e phenomenon was re by the oldest person present—not being a The next ten days or so glide along i “ I dare say I deserve it. But sneers will unflagging zeal. I repeat that * saw this, new lot of victims, in whose presence the aged W isconsin man and the auctioneer cently witnessed by some of the citizens fo re ig n e rs proctor, or a widower—the • «.oc*d he:.veils, Marion, if you haven’t smoothly. F inally Malcolm comes over, ! do no good.” and I dare Mr. Gawtrie to deny it.” Ju st then, to her intense relief, Mr. . .town the gentleman in New Y ork,pray one m orning, with the most troubled of N aturally a ciever man, quick at expe go through the old farce again. It is ot Metropolis, Ky. Directly after sunrise whole party rise, grasping in their hands have you met him ui a previous w orld?” demeanors. He has joined the Major Hurst returns, offering his arm to take dient, rich in repartee, Edred Gawtrie is needless to say that the purchaser ot the a dark bank of clouds lay close to the goblets filled to the brim with wine or 1 uion makes no reply; there are some and M arion on the piazza, anil sits be her info dinner. now completely nonplused. He springs gold English lever jeweled watch finds horizon in the direction of Paducah, ten mead, and sally forth in sleighs to the Malcolm now appears, and very soon up from his chair and begins, with a him self stuck with an oroide bogus miles distant, and just above this dark Neva, where, am idst loud cries o f joy and moments of silence, ami then the convor- tween them, with eyes fixed studiously • i'ion takes a trampiilcr and more lover- on his right hoot, and with his cunc im- j tin* large company move toward the din choked voice; ticker that would he dear at three dollars em bankm ent m irrored in a clear and the ringing of little silver bells, they pour It is attout ten o i l< a bushel. In one den on Ann street the serene deep blue skv, the city of Paducah the contents of their glasses into its flow- “ Madam, if you were not a lady—” w hen patiently tapping it. There has been a ing room, where is prepared a rare ban ays i >0« 1 - U » u M¡ t tin “ Spare yourself the trouble of talking, thing is played twenty times a day.—A eat appeared, with all its spires, houses, ing waters. Only three other toasts h o little silence, to w hich the Major lias | quet, costly in all appointm ents, and streets, wharves, etc., clearly visible. The given, “ Russia in Europe,” “ Russia In t i i i n a certain character, ¡is one m ight choice beyond expression in its mnuy Gawtrie,” breaks in the stern voice of Mr. York Letter. mirage appeared abont forty degrees A sia," and “ Russia iu A merica.” MIC insists upon his leaving her then;. say, by several meditative whorls of cigar- dishes. H urst. “ I, for one, feel certain that Miss above the horizon. At the same tim e the He does not dreaui ot guessing her reason smoke. It is not until dinner is about h alf over Farrow e has spoken tlie truth. I re T he privilege of the peerage recently 1' >r walking to the house alone. It i* this —A Kansas couple paid their m arriage Suddenly Malcolm exclaims, looking j that Malcolm notices a very strange ex marked your conduct at dinner, and your saved the Earl of W inchester from being beholder could see three steamboats at she wants the darkness and the utter sense up with earnest eyes upon both M arion pression suddenly possesses itself of Ma attempts to gain a certain object were very sent to prison for debt, at the suit of a the wharf and the Tennessee River. All f«*e in but.cr. They belonged to the crane t f peace for ju st a little while appeared us natural as life, except that de la creme. rion’s face. This expression deepens tor- noticeable.” London firm «’id her father Poetry. Miscellany.