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j.ricc .aid lor coti id ry pr.Kliice.
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ry .and Set !i Thomas eihL Clocks
.."I l u-fi:eii aro warraiid d to be a.s
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C isU-'pairini done on sliort notice, and
i.-nkful for j ast patrona..
JollX 31. KACOX,
In lUH.ks, station -ry, lVrtum-
r.T. etc.. .-tc.
Orejjon City, Oregon.
At Chnrnjan A Warner's old stand,
at -ly occupied ;.' s. A.'kMnan, Main st.
N 0 T A l V T U 15 T 1 C
oitrc;o.x c itv.
Vor the very bet photographs, jroto Prad'
"" Italofson's ii at ry without STAllvs
Ar.l h El-vntor, 4 .i Montgomery
trrt. Sln Frsnciwo. California.
Up from the gloAving South with azure
All'si'i'iuMvith thefiash of brilliant
Or ruby-tinted bird, gleam-painted but
ter Hies. .
fjohl-paven shore and lily-crested riv
cr Where gilded insects 'inongst lush em
Ami all the perfumes of spice Islands
And silver webs the waves round roeKS
of coral wreathe.
All irathered in the meshes of her rain- J
liow m-t. '
The ;rirous jiearls with dimmer
She llinus In'fore her. Iike reed tuned
Such as from the Shepherd's pipe o'er
some lone mere may tloat,
So sounds the soft wind-wlxisjxT of her
"Comimr! O dull, dead earth arise!
The Ivister of the veariseome
wake up to lift; !"
Tlie ehalh ne riiiirs far
to the snow-
liound Xtjrth i
The lee Kinir trembles " Up .ye war- j
riors lortn .
Hear ve the swif
cleave the air":
winged chargers !
An army eumes!" Nav, but a maide n
Smiles on the Winter Kir." in his dis-
his death-fran -'lit
Kisses her outt retched
vields bis crown.
And thre.iiL;!i the mountain gorges
sounds her vt iec
'"ComiiiLr ! O
tleat h-thained vaters-
Tic U.;tei r t he vear is come wake
no to Ji.e !7'
A lifjitid murmur,
s! ! l;e
Of I', lus en t!:(
The sih iiee : then
like the west wind
x eadeiiee wild and
Kike t mad, HI fill
irls n untun-
ed harp ;
And witli a pa:; nate and thunderin
From Iht-usand reeks
Till, tinned to mel.i'v,
.i;d in i;ie smiling vah
s lift u- their
Awake ye buds r
f.:ine rwe t
s'.eps I.: grei t
;ir her tlaintv
; lUl sts i t ne da
led I loom .rem e
b.rs shine cut.
I'Vi 'id ; r t lie ui t i n-,
wn hedge with
rU iOeli w lilti
i : i i
-tei-j'ai'ii after the la:
l 1 ;:utv's
I I .. ii. .
i'y J ie i .;' .'..irer S
'O ie II lie ii I:d :-
i icig-'. iuje xi t to i e.
h.-.il wake up t' iin-
; tr.ts lift u: vi.ur
:.li 'c io. i:!;v ti
miu-: ) dull, !
n j a, e !
K..,ier i the yea
up if li;'e."
1 hearts a: i.-t :
is uc V."ai:e
Louis XT, King of I'laice. is de
picted by Sir Walter Scott in one of
uis remarkable works, as a silent,
canning menr.reh, with remarkable
taste for low favorites, among whom
iriimi.t inl'-.r fine stood his barber,
Oliver, l" liiii!c. Our ITysses seems
to be a humble imitator of the French
King, and Tom Murphy is his Oliver.
This special favorite of Ulysses is
des -ribed as a coar:;o red-fa--ed, snub
nosed, dull-eyed, thick set man ef
fifty, ignorant and stolid, low in his
mor.ds. without intellect, and guilt
less of ordinary decency of man
ners. Ib; has control of the repub
lican party in the State of New York.
Jle is -boss" now. since Tweed has
been forced to abdicate, and "runs"
the Legislature .it his pleasure. The
best men in the party are powerless
with Grant when they move contrary
to red-faced Tom's orders, and Cur
tis has been compelled to abandon
his Civil Service Reform in utter dis
gust and despair. Murphy was one
of the shoddy contractors in the
Army of the Potomac, and became
then and there a great favorite with
the General-in-Chief, and when he
became President, the shoddy man
got the fattest office in the country
Collector of the Port of New York:
this tdaee ho held a couple of years,
but was compelled to resign for sheer
absence capacity to do am thing
but run the politics ef the city, and
getting a charter, (from which our
own new charter is said to be copied)
which will enable
people nl lilitttnn.
in his selection of
him to rob the
Grant is choice
A subscriber of the Lyons (N. Y.)
Ptjn?iciiti, who cut of his patron
age because the paper did not suit
his views, and was surprised that the
paper was published, notw it.standing,
was thus addressed by the editor:
It was pretty close work for awhile
we confess but, by omitting to put
sugar in our tea and buying a cheap
er grade of paper collars, and re
versing them for tne second and
third time, we managed to rub along
until a new subscriber came ami
took the place of our respected dis
gruntled friend and then Richard
was himself again. Nothing but
rigid economy will carry one safelv
over such a
calamity as the loss of
India. In a recent number of the
Pall .Mill (lazrtlc it is stated that
one-third of the whole number of
European children in India die
under six months old; that eightv
five per cent, perish before they
reach two years; and that out of one
hundred infants born only eleven
A paper recently alluded to a man
a a ''battle-scared veteran." The
compositor vas so agitated when the
editor fifde him correct it that he
changed it f7 '' pa, itle.-searrod veter
an." And stilt veteran in question
was not satisfied.
It Should Not lie So.
l-'rnm the Ottnmwji Iemocrat.
It is a fact, not however very pleas
ant to state, that a lare proportion
of those v.-ho are associated with the
I. O. O. F., are very tardy in making
themselves as perfectly acquainted
with the principles of the same as
they should, and as for the general
laws and rules which govern the
proceedings of a lodge, they are al
most as ignorant oftentimes as per
sons who have never passed the
threshold of the temple devoted to
1 L. and T. This neglect hinders
the progress and prosperity of the
order. It is more or less on account
of this that we so often hear of un
interesting lodge meetings, and too
frequently out of this grow those
things -which blight and ruin
the organization. It is an acknowl-
l'"' fact, that our order contains
within itself principles and laws, and
usages, winch, it practiced, would
give to manhood sublime
ti f ill appearing.
Odd Fellowship as ve haA e it in
this countrv, is calculated bv its
ablest advocates, and most intelli
gent adherents to enlarge the lirmer
sensibilities of our nature, and to
bring the great familv of men into
close sympathy one with another.
Thei-e is too much sellishness in the
world, and any effort to get rid of
this and cultivate in its stead more
of the humane, is an effort in the
To this end Odd Fellowship is ex
erting its inlliiciice; to this end must
continue o make in order to main
tain its present proud position. The
fruits of its labor must ever be 15o
nevolencc and Charity, and to an in
telligent cultivation ol those piai
ities those who are engaged in the
work must labor not like the beast
of burden 4i but like men." Its fun
damental tltictrir.es must be sustain
ed ; its laws
be better under
workings must of
stood a lit I all
reed have I Ik
brain, as well
as heart !
of its members cul
To become ass
rhe.od merely for
XI 1 t .1,1 ilfj.l 11 ,
looms no in
our ranks, is carrv-
inI s lllshr.ess when it does not be
long and where it can find unabiding
pl.4ee, and men who are Odd Fellows
from this consideration alone,
ti ;:':i)'aee to thorns it;S a.llil i
.re a I
Mm ndous f ran
i upon an ori.er
1 !.-:u for men tf a
ii'civel ur..n them
;; iat ion
iuld h-aiii that urs is not
.l'ipiv to exTei.u li-.K 1 ill
1 i :s ;.:i ():;:::.:'.:
:.T is i.i;;
ay ". jje
. : e ;
: 1 ien '.'it i -
n.jt to eiiietiaie merely
nary d' lirasand cents;
a-i wed in the elevation
ae'.ers i:i the happiiu-s:-deeed
li'fia our culariri
it is o ecme
of our char
that is pro-
l Serial I'.H-l-
th.e growing kirn.;!. ess one
another in the disposition
that is everv day made stronger to
help ore another over the remjh
l!vtx, f irmed along the journey of
It is an organisation free from the
corruptions and heavtle.ssncs of par
tisanship, nor does it enter the field
to interfere with and thwart the
iews of religion. It has a work of
its own peculiarly its own which
is grand and noble, and higher than
politicians have ever dared to reach
a work which is very near neighbor
to the Church.
Then, those who are its members
should make themselves better ac
quainted with it than many of them
seem to be. To realize this import
ance, to comprehend its beauty, one
must give it thought, time and at
tention, and as its beauties are made
manifest through this study, the
heart becomes more attached to the
Order, one sees more in it to admire
than first conceptions ever dreamed
of, and thus advocates are made a ho
Avill bo its adherents through life,
and in death Avill leave behind them
characters that a faithful practice of
the principles of the Order have
made worthy and honorable.
We should therefore make the
principles of the Order our careful
study, and above all, practice them
and let them be our guide through
life and our solace in retirement.
For merely to associate ourselves
with its members, and ever attend
the meetings of the Lodge occasion
ally, and to paA- our dues does not
" fill the bill." AVo must understand
what is in the Order that gives it
position and standing among men,
and then, getting a correct concep
tion of this, we must make our in
tercourse with the world at large,
conform the teachings of the Order,
and the obligations we voluntarily
assumed when our names were placed
on the roll of membership of the
Lodge. "We must not be Odd Fel
lows merely in name but in spirit
The Last Woki. The last word
is dangerous to contend for. Hus
band and Avife should no more strive
to get it than they should struggle
for the possession of a lighted bomb
shell. Married people should study
each other's weak points as skaters
look after the weak parts of the ice
in order to keep off them. Ladies
Avho marry for love should remember
that the union of angels with women
has been forbidden since the flood.
The Avife is the sun of the social sys
tem. Unless she attracts there is
nothing to keep heavy bodies, like
husbands, trom Hying oft" into space
The wife Avho properh discharges
her duties must never have a soul
"above buttons." Don't trust too
much to good temper when you get
into an argument. Sugar is the sub
stance most universally diffused
through all natural products. Let
married people take the hint from
this provision of nature.
The I'igM at Colfax Louisiana.
The circumstances that led to hos
tilities between the whites and blacks
at Colfax, Louisiana, culminating
in the killing of a hundred negroes,
are stated as follows:
Grant parish is situated on Tied
Ilivor and has a population white
and black of about 4,51(), nearly
equally divided. In the late election
the returns showed that nearly all
the fusion candidates were elected in
Governor Kellogg; however, u?
dertook to appoint men to what he
called vacancies, but they did not
qualify according to law, and allow
ed the time stipulated by law to pass.
Governor Kellogg, then commission
ed the officers vho had really been
eleeted-both Ilepublican and Fusion,
white and colored, except the parish
Judge, ii Republican, who hud al
ready qualilled. This did not satis
fy the negro member for Grant Par
ish in the Kellogg Legislature, and
with other Republicans who were
dissatisfied at not getting all the of
fices, he vent to New Orleans to re
monstrate with Kellogg, but to no
purpose. Returning home they or
ganized a company of negroes, and
took forcible possession of the Court
house at Colfax, a small village on
the river, and the county seat of
Grant Ravish. The Sheriff then at
tempted to collect a po-ixe ro m!f itus to
recover possession of the public
building thus lawlessly seized. A
meeting of white people, was propos-
ed to express their condemnation
but in consequence of the demon
strations of armed negroes, under
Captain Ward the assembly was
given up. The posse under the
Sheriff failed to take the building or
disperse the mob. The party had a
short time before killed two of their
own color with small provocation.
Having occupied the village as a
military post they began to threaten
the lives of their political opponents
and gave some a short time to leave
tne phr.-e on pam of death. Ihey
broke o:on and gutted dwelling
house0., ribbed female sehool-teac-ers,
arel even rided the coffin of
Rutland's dead body, and
; t!ie bo.ly into the stream.
:ck led the country for miles,
horees and firearms. They
t.) inaugurate a reign of tor-
ror and drove
out their political op-
b rs of
b-r a time, they had
r own way, and the
. 4 i .-
v. no na.t ieen menaced
escaped. The Sheriff
a po ;.se of armed men
o 'd hel
), and returned to
Tke negroes, meanwhile,
rthio 1 their ground with breast
a ml prepared the Court-house
fei.se. They were called on
ni.lay to su: render the Court
and disperse. They refused
e light followed.
'duv O nus is l)i sorsTKD. Geo.
!!ia:u Curtis, the efficient reform
ed the civil service has dealt the
President a most oliectual blow for
the farcial comedy he has heon play
ing with the rules of the commission
for reforming the civil service. In
resigning his place on the board,
Mr. Curtis very pointedly states that
he "regards several important ap
pointments recently made as a vir
tual abandonment of civil service
reform." These are his Avoids.
Their import is obvious. Posses
sing s!ill some degree of integrity
and fairness, he beholds the Pres
ident purposely disregard the rules
of the commission and set at nought
the qualifications of honesty, com
petency and fidelity for an appoint
ment under the government. Mr.
Curtis does not possess any special
alacrity to be. thus placed in a false
position before the country, lie
tloes not covet the name of devising
regulations for the improAement of
civil service, while the Presideut
constantly selects Ahom he pleases,
regardless of fitness or character.
And ve can readily conceive why
the author of this reform should re
sign on account of " a virtual aban
donment of civil service reform."
Grant never meant to obey them,
for he is wholly wanting in all those
qualities Avhieh constitute a reform
er. Avaricious, partisan and corrupt
himself, Iioav can he possibly submit
to such a benifieent and wholesome
reform. Hence the excellent propri
ety of the resignm-nt of Mr. Curtis
o - -
A St. Louis Divorce Court has
furnished an important addition to
the romance of marriage. A modest
young husband insisted upon a di
vorce, for the reason that he had
been married much against his will.
He had been subjected to a warm
courtship from the lady in question,
and Avhen he tried to escape her was
threatened with immediate demoli
tion by her father and brother. He
was informed that he must marry or
be buried, and the ceremony avus
pronounced bv an obliging minister,
the. groom all the time protesting
that he married to save his life.
Divorce was granted despite the plea
of the bride that the Court should
respect the rights of woman.
Iowa has a five-legged mule, and
its oAvner did not know what the fifth
j foot was for until the other day,
when he attempted to tighten up the
breeching before going down hill.
The doctors who patched him up
said they never saw three prettier
line shots in all their arm 3- experi
ence. The mule can stand on his
tAvo fore feet and kick with all threo
! of his hind feet; and to see him
when he is in motion reminds the
spectator of a buzz-saw.
Never read by twilight, nor before
breakfast in the morning. The lit
tle you gain in time will be doubly
iost'lry a failing eyesight long before
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
t!attui?t?C Trnv nv P AT.TTcOPMTA .
Divorces in Different Countries.
Atfral!rtn.. Divorces liavo never
been sanctioned in Austria,
Jeirfi. In olden times the Jews
had a, discretionary poAver of divorc
ing their wives,-
Jarans.ll .1 wife he dissatisfied,
the can obtain a divorce by paying a
77o7vrA,v..-Divorees aro seldom
allowed unless with the consent of
both parties neither of -whom can
Moors. If the wife Joes not be-
come the mother of a boy, she may
be divorced by consent of the tribn,
and she can marry again.
South Sea J.-thtmh. The eohhec-'
tion hardly deserves the name of
marriage as it is dissolved when
ever the husband desires a change.
Aljsstiiians. Xo form of marriage
is necessary. The connection :nay
be dissolved and reiieAvcd as often as
the parties think proper.
Siberians. If a man hs dissatisfied
Avith the most trilling ret of his Avife,
he tears the cap or veil from her
head and this constitutes a divorce.
Coreaji. The husband can divorce
his Avife at pleasure, and leave her
the charge of maintaining the chil
dren. If she proves unfaithful Le
can put her to death.
Siamese. The first wife may be di
vorced, but not sold, as the others
may be. She then may claim the
first, third, and fifth child, and the
alternate children are yielded to the
Artie llejioiif. "When a man de
sires a divorce lie leaves the house
in anger, and does uot return for
several days. The Avife understands
the hint, packs her clothes and leaves.
Druse and Turkomans. Among
these people, if a Avife seeks her hus
band's permission to go out, and he
says "Go," without adding "but
come back again," she is divorced.
Though both parties desire it, they
cannot live together without being
Coehiir Chinese. If the parties
choose to separate, they break a pair
of chop sticks or copper coin in the
presence of a Avitness, by which ac
tion the union is dissolved.. The
husband must restore to the Avife the
property belonging to her prior to
American. Indians. Among some
of the tribes the pieces of stick
given to the witnesses of the mar
riage are burned as a sign of divorce.
Usually neAv connections are formed
without the old one being dissolved.
A man never divorces his wife if she
has borne him sons.
Tartars. The husband may put
away his partner and seek another
Avheiie.A er it pleases him, and his Avife
may do the same. If she be ill-treated
she complains to the magistrate,
who, attended by some of the princi
pal people, accompany her to the
liouse, and pronounce a formal di
Chinese. Divorces arc allowed in
cast's of criminality, mutual dislike,
jealousy, incompatibility of temper,
or too much loquacity on the part of
the wife. The husband cannot sell
his wife until she leaves him and be
comes a slave to him by action of
hiAV for desertion. A son is bound
to divorce his wife if she displeases
Cii ausians. Two kinds of divorce
aro granted in Circassia, one total,
the other provisional. Where the
first is alloAved the parties can imme
diately marry again ; Avhere the sec
ond exists, the couple agree to sepa
rate for a year, and if, at the expira
tion of that time, the husband tloes
not send for his Avife, her relations
may compel him to a total divorce.
G'j inns. A settlement Avas usual
ly giAen to the Avife at marriage for
lier support, in case of a divorce.
The Avife's portion Avas then restored
to her, and the husband required to
pay monthly interest for its use dur
ing the time he detained it from her.
Usually the men could put their
vivos aAvay for slight occasions.
Even the fear of having too large
family sufficed. Divorces scarcely
ever occur in Modern Greece.
Hindoos. Either party for a slight
cause, may leave the other and marry
again. Where both desire it, there
is not the least trouble. If a man
calls his Avife "mother" it is consid
ered indelicate to live Avith her again.
Among one tribe the "Garos," if the
Avife be unfaithful, the husband can
not obtain a divorce unless he gives
her all the property and the children.
A Avoman, on the contrary, may leave
Avhen she pleases, and marry another
man, and convey him to the entire
prop'e.ity of her former husband.
Romans. In olden times a man
might divorce his Avife if she vas
unfaithful, if she counterfeited his
private keys, or drank Avine Avithout
Ids knoAvledge. They would divorce
their wives when they pleased. Xot
Avithstanding this, five hundred and
twenty-one years elapsed without one
divorce. Afterward a laAA Avas pass
ed alloAving either sex to make the
application. Divorces then became
frequent on the slightest pretexts.
Seneca says that some women no
longer reckoned the years by the
consuls, but by the number of their
husbands. St. Jerome speaks of a
man who buried tAventy wives, and
of a aa oman who buried twenty-two
husbands. The Emperor Augustus
endeavored to restrain this license
Miss Sadie F. "Wilkinson, of
Bridgeport, Ct, has gained a verdict
of 25,000 damages against " Brick "
Pomeroy, for breach of promise.
The Mjstcrious Organist.
Years ago, at a grand old cathe- ;
dral that overlooked the Rhine, there
nppeaicd a mysterious organist.
The great composer who had played ;
the organ so long had suddenly
died, and everybody, from the king
to the peasant, was wondering vaIio
could be found to take his place;
when, one bright Sabbath morn, as
the sexton entered the church, he ;
saw a stranger sitting at the crape- j
shrouded organ, lie Avas a tall
graceful man, with a pale but strik-
ingly handsome face; great, black, I
rnelancholly eyes, and hair like the
raven's wing for glow and color, '
SAveoping in dark Avavcs over his
shoulders. He did not seem to no-
tice thft'sf-rton, but Avent on playing; ;
and such moi-- as h drew from the ;
instrument no Avords of mine can
describe. The astonished listener
declared that the organ seemed to ;
have groAvn human-that it wailed f
and sighed and clamored as if a tor- j
turetl human heart Avere throbbing j
through its pipes. "When the music
at length ceased, the sexton hastened ;
to the stranger and said:
"Pray, vho are you, sir?"'
" Do not ask my name," he re
plied. "I have heard that you are
in Avaut of an organist, and have
come here on trial."
" You'll be sure and got thepface,"
xclaimed the sexton.' " Whv vo'u
dead and gone.
110; you overrate me," ve-
sumed the stranger, Avitii a sad smile
And then, as if disinclined to con
versation, he turned from old Hans,
and began to 2hiy again. And noAv
the music changed from a sorroAvful
strain to a grand old p:eu, and the
" Looking upAvard, full of grace,
Played, till from a happy place
God's glory smote him on the face,"
and his countenance seemed not un
like that of St. Micha l, as portrayed
Lost in the harmonies Avhieh
swelled around him, he sat with his
"far-seeing" gaze fixed on the dis
tant sky, a glimpse of Avhieh he
caught through an open vinoAV, Avhen
there vas a stir about the church
door, and a royal party came swarm
ing in. Among theinmight be seen
a young girl, Avith a wealth of golden
hair, eyes of violet hue, and lips like
Avild cherries. This was the Prin
cess Elizabeth; ami all eyes turned
to her as she seated herself in the
vijvet-cm hioned peAV appropriated
to the court. The mysterious or
ganist fixed his gaze upon her and
went 0:1 playing. Xo sooner had
the mu:de reached her ears than she
started as if a ghost had crossed her
path. The bloom faded from her
cheeks, her lips quiA cred, her whole
frame grew tremulous. At last her
eyes met those of the organist in a
long, yearning look, and then the
melody lost its joyous notes, and
once more Availed and s'ghed and
" By my faith,', whispered the
king to his daughter, "this organist
has a master hand! Hark ye! he shall
play at your wedding."
The pale lips of the Princess part
ed, but she could not speak; she
was dumb Avith grief. Like one in a
painful dream, she s.iav the pale man
at the organ, and heard the melody
Avhich filled the vast edifice. Ave!
full Avell she kneAv avIio he Avas, and
why the instrument seemed breath
ing out the agony of a tortured heart.
When the service avos over and the
royal party had left ihe cathedral he
stole away as mysteriously as he had
come. He was not seen again by
the sexton till the vesper hour, and
then he appeared in the organ loft
and commenced his task. While he
played a veiled figure glided in and
knelt near a side shrine. There she
remained till the worshipers dispers
ed, when the sexton touched her on
the shoulder and said:
" Madam, everybody has gone out
but .you and me, and I Aviidi to close
" I am not ready to go yet," vas
the reply. " Leave me! leave me!"
The sexton dreAv back into a shady
niche, and watched and listened.
The mysterious organist still kept
his post; but his head vas boAved
upon the instrument, and he could
not see the lone devotee. At length
she rose from the aisle, and, moving
to the organ-loft, she paused beside
"Bertram!" she murmured.
Quick as thought the organist
raised his head. There, with the
light of a lamp suspended to the
arch above falling upon her, stood
the princess who had graced the roy
al pew ihat day.
The court-dress of velvet, with its,
soft ermine trimmings; the tiara, the
necklace, the bracelets, had been ex
changed for a gray .'ergo rolie and a
long, thick veil, which vas noAV
pushed back from the fair, girlish
;Oh, Elizabeth! Elizabeth!" ex
claimed the organist; and he sank at
her feet and gazed wistfully into her
" "Why are you here, Bertram?"
asked the princess.
"I came to bid you farewell; and,
as I dared not venture into the pal
ace, I gained access to the cathedral
by bribing the bell-ringer, and tak
ing the vacant seat of the dead or
ganist. Let my music breathe out
the adieu that I could not trust mv
lips to utter!"
A low moan Avas the only ansAA-er,
ami he continued:
"You are to be married to-morrow
" Y'es!" sobbed the girl. " Oh,
Bertram! Avhat a trial it AAill be to
stand at yonder alter and take upon
me the vows which will doom me to
a living death!"
"Think of me," rejoined the or
ganist. "Your royal father has
requested me to play sit your wetl
and I have promised to Ikj
If I were your onu.il T cnnl.l
be the bridegroom' instead of the or
ganist; but a poor musician must
give yon up." .
" It is like rending bod-v and soiil
asunder to part with you!" said the"
girl, "to-night I may tell you this
tell you how fondlv I 1oaj you
but in a feAv hours it will be a sin.
Go! go! and God bless you!"
The next morning dawned in cloud
less splendor. At an early hour the
cathedral was thrown open, and the
sexton began to prepare for the brill
iant wedding. Flame colored-leaves
came rushing down from "the "frees1
and lay in light heas upon the
ground; and the ripe wheat waved
like a golden re?, md berries drop
ped in red and purple clusters over
the rocks aloTg tf?e Rhine.- O
At length the palace gates' verer
opened, and the royal party appeared,
escorting the Princess Elizabeth to
the cathedral, where her marriage
vas to be solemnized. It-, vas iv
brave pageant far brighter than the
entvined foliage and blossoms Avere"
the tufts of plumes which floated
from stately heaths, and the' festal
robes which streamed dAA'n from" thtf
lfoitsihgs of the superb steeds.
But the princess, mounted on a
snoAV-Avhite palfrey, ami clad in
suoAV--Avhite velvet, looked pale ami
sad; on nearing the church, she
heard a gush of organ music', -which,
though jubilant- in sound, sti'ilci on
her ear a funeral knell, rhe trembled,
and would have fallclT to the earth
had not a page supported her.
few moments afterwards slier entcfeti
the cathedral. There, with his retx
inue, stood the royal bridegroom,
whom she had never before seen
But her glance roved from him tc
the organ loft, where she had expect
ed to see the mysterious organist.
He Avas gone, and she was obliged to
return the graceful Iioav of the king,,
to whom she had been letrothetl
from motives cf policy. Mechanic
ally she knelt at his side on the alar
stone; mechanically she listened to
the service and made responses.
Then her husband drew her towards
him in a convulsive embrace, and
wiiispered: c,lizauetii. my queen,
my wife, look up!" Trembling in
every limb, she obeyed.
Why did those dark eyes thrill her
so? Why did that smile bring a gloAV
on her cheek? Ah! though the king
wore the royal purple, and many i
jeAveled order glittered on his breast
he seemed the same humble persoiv
who had been employed to teach or
gan music, and taught her the lore
" Elizabeth!" murmured the mon
arch, " Bertram Hoffman, the mys
terious organist, and King3 Oscar,
are one! Forgive my strategem. I
wished to marry you; but I would
not drag to the altar an unAvilling
bride. Your father vas in the se
cret." While tears of joy rained from her
blue eyes, the new-made queen re
turned her husband's fond kiss, and
for once Iavo hearts Avere made happy
1a- a royal marriage.
fate of a young man'Jds the
a new novel, We know it
It is to AA ait on some young
thinks the acme of perfec
tion, to spend all his spare cash
sometimes more than he can spare
on her, attend her to balls, theatres,
parties, and church, and then find
out, when he asks the question to
which an answer in the affirmatiAe
Avill make him entirely happy, or
depress him to the hAvest depths of
..espair and deranged necktie, that
she is already engaged to be married
to the 1 lald-headed wretch that wears
eye-glasses, and talks science. It
is pleasmt just then to have the
adored object remark, " If ve cannot
be more, Ave can at least lie friends
for life." If the youth isn't a fool
he bears his fate with fortitude, and
soon returns to his three sqtiare
meals a day. If he is a fool he takes
to telling all his friends about his
unhappy condition, gets drank,
wares bad clothes, and greatest fol
ly of all goes off" and marries an
other woman Avho has played some
other young man the same trick that
was played on himself. If this isn't
tne fate of a voung man,' then
aa e a e never ueen juvenile.
Womex and Dkess. Do women
ever talk about anything but dress?
Sometimes AAe doubt it. As you
pass a pair of them in the street,
you catch such bits of conversation
as these: "Hers had frinice." "They
are worn longer than ever noAv."
" Black silk is so genteel." " I knew
it was made at home. She may say
it came from Paris, but I know bet
ter." "I'm going to have mine
faced with velvet." Y'ou sitoppo--site
them in the omnibus, and it is
the same thing. In church two bon
nets touch each other, and a soft
whisper of "Pompadour style"
reaches you. Y'ou go to a Avedding,
and is the brides dress that is dis
cussed; and absolutely we have
heard ladies who hod just shed tears
over the solemn burial-service of a
friend allude to the Avidth of a hem
on a crape vail, or the cost of the
stuff in a mourning dress. Dress,
dress, dress! How ve look not what
vo do always; how we appear, not
what Ave are! It is necessary to give
some attention to these subjects, but
it may be possible to fritter life away
on them so entirely that there is
nothing left for the bidder.
School Statistics of California...
The report of the State Superintend
ent of Public Instruction for 1S72
give the total number of children,
between five and fifteen years of age,,
at 137,301. Boys, 70,037; girls, G7,
321 The total number of those who
attend public school is 92,794; num
ber at private schools, 13,787. Num
ber of schools in the State, 1,G12.
Xumber of teachers, 2,301. Of then-.
SHI are men, and 1,420 women..
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