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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1873.
A LOCAL DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER
FOR T n K
Farmer, Busiuiss Man, & Family Circle.
IS-SL'EU EVERY FRIDAY.
EDITOR A XI) P UB L IS HER.
OFF ICIAL PAPER FOR CLACKAMAS CO.
OFFICE In Ir. Thesslng's Brick, next
Jur to Joan Myers' stor-. up-stairs.
Tei-iu f Sultrliition I
SilDSlo Coi-y ( tii-:- Year, In Advance.
Months " "
Tt-rnifc of AilvTtlinf
Tr:insi nt ad ver.isenients, Including
all I -1 1 noU.; s, ji sijUiirj ol twelve
lines one weei;
For.M' ii a Hjs 'ui iil ins-ruon
Jin ci'i"". y,tr
lUU " " "
l.usiii-.s Card. 1 square, one year..
; u s I -V Ji s a C A li,DJi.
J. W. MORRIS, M.D.,
(LATK OF ILLINOIS.)
IUVSIU.VN AND SURGEON,
oitJiG o y ci r y. u n n a o .v.
e7-'ill respond promptly to calls during
iiui r day or n..a.
O odici-at iir.is i 'filestore. Can bo found
jvt tut: CI. If lluiis.- at :uiit. inalliii i-
w. n. wat:sns, wj. d.,
S ii recoil.
KiTOVl-"ICE Od t Fi'Ilow,sTfiiijlo.coni"r
r.rN .-i:id Aiii-.T sir -i ts. Rt-siUcnec corner
oi Mum anil rv-M-nth streets.
lrs. W ell h Ac Thompson,
ODD E E L L O M' .S TEMP L E,
Corai r l l-ir.-l and Ald. r .Streets.
briVUi in Or.-on City on .Saturdays.
. V II I.T.I.AT.
t'HAS. E. W A It HEX
H JiLAT & WARREN
m?lil4 CITY. - - OREGON.
ft"vFKICE ( 'li irninn's brick. Main st.
j o ii ;j & osa a racco wti
ATroiiM-rs'iM) rorxsi-LORs AT-L.W
Orojon C.ty, Oregon.
O tv-Vi.l practic -'in an tin' Courts of the
K' l: rial nil IjI.jou 1 I to can. ill
ialid OiJi .l wri-oil Cll,).
T.. rl I A 11 I :n.
OH Eti OX CITY, : : OREO' OX.
-Ov.-r I' p --: Tin Store, Main
STILL IN THE FIELD!
WILLIAMS & HARDING,
e LINCOLN BAKERY,
Keep hie Mu.r complete sionc
oi Fanwly ur.n iTi -.s to io loutiu in the
e.i . A 1 1 hi war:'aui-d. ihmkis d-.-hven-U
tula - i-.ly u- -.- oi ei, ir-. I lie Iulu-M easu
pnipaiu ior eoiiniry produee.
or.v'i' C.iy. .--laru isf-i.
J. T. APPERSON,
OFFI?E IN POSTOFFICE BUILDING.
I--nl 'l':-nderH, ( luckaiiinn County Or-l-r,
ii ml Oiriiii t ilj- ilrdei
BDJGHT AND SOLD.
Ioms int:otiat,'d, Colleetions attendel
tn, and a General lirokeae lnisines carried
W. 31. 1IUJIIFIELD.
KatallU1i-l inc. '!'.. nt tlio old stand.
Main Strftl, Or.on City, Orrion.
An assort m nt of Waths, ,Tfwl-V'-N
ry.and Si th 1'homas' NYeitrht Clix-ks
. ,J2 nil ol whieh ;i n warranted to be as
K'-pairinn done on short notice, and
hankhil for past patnnaRe.
IMPERIAL IVI ILLS,
Savior, LaKoeque & Co.
Kp constantly on hand for lr Flour,
Middlings, blanand t hicken Feed. I'artie
purcliasin; feed must lurnish the Rack.
J01LX 31. I5AC0X,
IMl'OKTEU AND PFLLER JPJjjl&
n UMks, Stationery, Cerium- m r V
ry, etc.. He. rnn!t
Oregon Citj-. Ore iron.
'"At Charman Warner's old stand,
i.it ly occupied by s. Ackeinan, Main Ft.
the ENTERPRISE OFFICE.
wo(H OHEGOS CITY.
a TO LET.
M FORMERLY OCCUPIED
M .RUuocil Chamber, In Dr. Thes
issued b'iJ(:linC- Apply at th'B ofBre.
unty 49 i.
SINNING AND REPENTING.
IlY MRS. MARY F. VAN DYCK.
There seeineth oft but little odds.
Hetween tne sinner ana the saint :
Both seem to have their earthly gods,
. i i . i .. . - . . .
ixtn Dear me inarKS oi Human taint.
The outward cup and platter are
About alike in either man ;
Thus doth the sceptic tongue declare,
In cavil at the Christian, plan.
Tis true all sin who dwell on earth ;
I5ut one repents the other, not :
This is the test of spirit birth
KeiH'iitence mourns and hates each
The heart renewed will ever trv
And. in the end. too. will nrevail
To pass the world's allurements by,
men saiui auu sinner uoui assail.
While man, with his weak, insect power,
Assays a judges throne to rill,
God, in the germ, beholds the tlower.
Ana judges actions by the will.
Our errors oft from virtues rise.
And He who doth the motive scan.
Regards us with indulgent eyes,
it we but uo trie best we caii.
Wo. sinning and retienting go,
v iio most lament besetting sin,
And G.,d will measure every throe
Wkn which we strive to enter in.
BT a EN. WM. O. B'JTI.KR, OF KENTUCKY.
Dearer to me the faded leaf
That pines in yelk w autumn's bower,
l ar dearer than the spr.nsnns; Hower.
I love to see it mount on high,
Mul trace it through the Yielding sky.
It points me to that momei.t briel,
W hen borne on plumeless wings of
The soul shall leave its el-iv behind
Iike yellow autumn s brightest leaf.
Yes, little wanderer ofthe uir,
I'roud man with thee may well com
Like thee, he blooms his little hour,
Inhales the zephyr, drinks the shower I
Like thee he luiasts his summer prime
And decks him in the robes of time!
Like thee, he h aves his stem behind
To journey on the viewless wind!
Frail traveler through thetracklessair 1
Like thee he noes he knows not where.
Yet Ilo-e still c-heers his untried road,
And faith, untiring trusts to Ciod.
Mrs. Duniway in the Xeic Xorth-ve-t,
comes valiently to the front in
defense of our apostate Senator, and
thrusts her quill sharply against the
" scandal-mongers " who liave unfold
ed his dark talo. She says that Hip
pie's " taking refntre behind the
maiden name of liis niotlier, in the
days of 'dejection and sorrow' of
Mliich Mr. Mitchell so frankly tells,
is not to our mind a crime. It is
simply a very natural thing for a
son to do. She does not see lit to
discuss the charges of adultery and
bigamy. Neither dots the Senator.
SEE FIT TO DENY THEM. JJllt she
gently rubs her hand over her guilty
countenance, shuts her eyes and
can't see any crime depicted, it feels
only a litttle " perturbed." She
closes her eulogium on Mitchell
with a pathetic exhortation, in which
she promises, in case he continues to
help in the elevation of women (?),
to have fond mothers iu years to
come, lead their little ones to the
spot where lies the honored remains
of John H. Mitchell, and toach them
to lisp his name and thank God that
he lived, a monument of repentance
and restitution. We have never had
that vulgar spirited derisive despot
ism exhibited by some of the Oregon
apers toward Mrs. Duniway and
iier cause, but rather wished her
success, as a reward for her earnest,
honest work, but when she takes
Senator Mitchell's donations of gold,
and, as is apparent, for that and sim
ilar reasons, publicly applauds him
and winks at his svstematic crimes,
men aud women of true principle
and pure motives justly lose conli
dence in her. Hatch-Eye.
Fifty-three Chinamen were arrest
ed at Tortland for violating the Cubic
Air Ordinance. This ordinance was
passed at recent meeting of the Com
mon Council, and ordains that for
the purpose of preventing disease and
preserving health it shall be unlaw
ful for any person or persons to use
any tenement house or other build
ing, used as a sleeping apartment,
within the city limits, which contain
less than five hundred and fifty cubic
feet of air or space for each and every
person lodging in such house or
apartment. It further states tha
every person violating this ordinance
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and upon conviction therefor
shall be punished, by a fine of not
less than S3 nor more than 50 for
each offence, or by imprisonment in
the city jail, not exceeding ten days.
The manner these heathens sleep
may le judged from the following as
given by a Portland prper: In one
of these rooms, on Alder street, just
above Second, twenty-four Johnc
were found, which was only 10x20
feet in dimensions; fourteen in an
other room opposite Odd Fellows'
Temple, 15x18 feet; eight in a room
7x14, on Fourth street, between Oak
and Pine, and seven in a room Gxl2
on First street, between B. and C.
In most instances these rooms were
on the ground floor, very low, and of
course, the atmosphere was in an ex
tremely unhealthy condition. "Would
it not be well for our City Council to
pass a similar ordinance?
Divtcjged the Fact. A little
more than a week ago some dement
ed newspaper correspondent in
Danville, N- H., divulged the fact
that no insurance agent had ever
visited that peaceful town, and now
no citizen can take a walk without
heading a procession of them.
The operation of the tariff has
built up several manufacturing in
dustries by taxing the whole people
for their support for the benefit of
the few. Under the plea that cer
tain branches could only be followed
in the United States by imposing a
protective duty on imported fabrics,
exorbitant duties have been levied
on manufactures of cotton and wool,
although the raw material required
in them is produced in great abund
ance among us.
The total value of cotton manufac
tured in 1870 was S177,500,000; of
wool, 8135,400,000. For the former
little or no cotton was imported ; for
the latter, if all the quantity entered
at the Custom house in 1870 was
used in manufacturing, it did not
exceed that year 7,000,000. The
joint production of these articles in
the whole Union aggregated o32,
900,000 on which the total cost of
labor was $05,000,000; the capital
invested in both, 223,500,000. If
the government had contemplated
giving the capital engaged in these
branches a duty that would assure
the manufacturers against the com
petition of European cheap labor,
and had levied rates to secure them
a reasonable interest on the capital,
duties fully one-half less than those
now imposed, would suffice for those
objects; and the foreign competition
with our domestic manufactures
would have protected our people
against the exorbitant prices which
are charged because the home man
ufactures Can combine to control the
market for these staples. Such a
rate of duties would be higher than
what should be charged for revenue
purposes, but they would permit
foreign competition by imposing a
limit on the prices that could not be
exceeded by a combination of home
manufacturers. In speaking of the
percentage wc give the average rates.
We have shown the value of cotton
and wool manufactured at the mills
in the United States $:i:32,!K0,000.
The labor therein was 805,000,000, a
fraction under twenty per cent. The
interest on the capital iu vested, if
we allow ten per cent., would be 21
000,000, or a total of 8i,000,000.
The Government, pursuing the un
wise policy of regulating the profits
of a few branches of indnstrv at the
expense of others, permits a wrong
to be done to equalize the cost of
production at home with that of for
eign countries. It robs Peter to dny
Paul. But the Protectionists are not
satisfied with that amount of indi
rect taxation; they have obtained
more than double. The average
duty on home production to cover
the cost of labor and interest would
noi amount to 30., per cent., whereas
the duties imposed on cotton and
woolen fabrics, imported, range be
tween GO an. I 08 per cent. The value
of these staple- entered tit the Cus
tom house for the year ending June
30, 1872, was 87,700,000, on which
the Treasury collected a sum of gold
which at the ruling premium, would
amount to nearly 05,000,000 in cur
rency. Under the Revenue Tariff of 1S1G
which long remained in force, the
duties were 20, 25 and 30 per cent,
averaging 25 per cent., and under
that system our mercantile marine
nearly equaled in tonnage that of
Cheat Britain. The prices of produce
were better, and the farmers paid
less for the articles consumed by
himself and family. We were then
in a healthy state of development;
the country was becoming enriched,
and wealth and comfort were more
generally diffused among the people
than is the case now. And the pub
lic morals were better, for lobbyists
and eorruptionists did not infest the
National Capital to influence Con
To illustrate the injustice of the
tariff system we have examined the
returns of one of our agricultural
States, Illinois, which has risen rap
idly in wealth by the products of the
soil. The deductions that may be
made from her condition will apply
to several other States. The value
of her farms, implements and ma
chinerv, are returned in the census
of 1870 at 055,000,000. The total
amount of wages including board,
or the actual cost of labor, 22,338
0004 and the improvements and all
agricultural productions are given
at 210,800,000, a sum, as will be
seen on reference to our statements
far greater than the total production
in the whole Union of either cotton
or woolen manufactures, amounting
to two-thirds of both. What will ar
rest the attention of the reader in ex
amining the census returns is the
fact that in the State of Illinois the
whole number employed in agricul
ture 376,441, which is at least one
hundred thousand more than the
number employed in the two branch
es of industry to which we have re
ferred as being run on tariff boun
ties. It will also be seen, from the
Custom house returns, that the gov
ernment protected collected on these
two protected branches an amount of
duty nearly three times greater in
currency than the whole amount of
wages p'aid farm laborers in Illinois.
S. E. JUxnminer.
This is the way Madison ladies
manage to give a liint to undesirable
callers: The callers had arrived be
fore the ladies had completed their
toilets and were ushered into the
parlor to await their coming. Upon
their arrival they invited their guests
to take a f.eat ori the doorstep, it be
ing "such a delightful evening."
They brought out cushions for them,
begged them to make themselves
comfortable, and started back into
the parlor, ostensibly to get cushions
for themselves. When inside the
hall, the front door happened to blow
shut and in some unaccountable
manner the key was turned. The
young ladies departed through, the
side dcor and -went down, street.
What lVe Huy Abroad.
The United States during the year
1872 imported foreign goods to a
greater value than during any previ
ous year. The imports for the year
amounted to the large figures of
S677, 144,579 in gold over 87,000,
000,000 more than during 1871. Of
this immense importation about one
fifth came in as free goods, being
chiefly raw materials of foreign pro
duction, entering into American man
ufactures. The other four-fifths paid
duties, and these duties were the
chief source of revenue of the Treas
ury during the year. Of the aggre
gate importations only sixteen mil
lions came into the country overland
from Canada and Mexico.
It is instructive as well as interest
ing in examining the details of this
enormous importation to find how
largely foreign countries contributed
to our stores of goods, and what di
versified articles they send us. The
greater portion of the import trade
however, is usually made up of a few
classes of articles, and more than
one-half of the imported values for
1873 some 350,000,000 was com
posed of sugar and molasses, coffee,
cotton, woolen and silk goods, and
of iron and steel and manufactures.
The value of these articles was over
ninety millions of dollars, this being
nearly one-seventh of the entire car
rying trade. The second was wool
and woolens, of which we imported
nearly eighty -two millions. Iron
and steel were third in the list, Eng
land and Germany sending nearly
sixty-two millions. The fourth arti
cle was coffee, of which we got forty
two millions; the fifth, cotton goods,
thirty-six millions, and the sixth silk
goods thirty-five and a half millions.
These sixth classes of articles made
up more than one-half the imports
of last year.
There are several other articles of
which we also receive large amounts
from abroad. Thus of tea during
1872, Ave imported over twenty four
and half millions; of tlax and linen
goods, nearly twenty-three millions,
and of gold and silver, over twenty
one millions. Neaily eleven millions
of chemicals also came in, exclusive
of a large amount of acids, salts and
similar goods that are separately
classified. Of foreign fruits we con
sumed ten and a half millions of dol
lars' worth: of tin over seventeen
millions and of foreign wines import
ed, and a little more than that
amount of Cuban tobacco and cigars.
We get nearly ten millions' worth of
breadstuifs. Of foreign crockery,
nearly six millions came in, and near
ly seven millions of foreign glass.
We also took over seven millions of
India rubber whilst the growth of
our silk factories is attested by an
importation of nearly seven million
dollars' worth of raw silk."
Some smaller items also are of inter
est. We imported more than a mil
lion and a quarter dollars' worth of
foreign jewelry, a million and a half
of precious stones, and three and a
half millions of watches and watch
materials. Over two millions of
spices came in, and nearly four mil
lions of flaxseed. That we are at
peace (except with the Modocs) is
attested bv a saltpetre importation
of but 381,000. Salt came in to the
value of a million and a half. Maine
and New Jersey, it seems cannot
grow enough jtotatoes for us, for we
imported 138,000 bushels; and the
American hen will probably need
more "protection," when she learns
j that last year over five million dozen
eggs came from abroad. A half mil
lion pounds of bristles from foreign
countries show the American hog
will have to look after the safety of
his hide. There is also food for spec
ulation in the inquiry as to what was
done with 31,000 tons of imported
brimstone, and that rags are of value
is attested bv an importation of near
ly 112,000,000 pounds. Nearly a
million dollars worth of human hair
was imported, and this was accom
panied by a half dollars' worth of
perfumery to dress up the natural
article. Coffee drinkers who prefer
the pure article, will regret to learn
that 4,000.000 pounds of chicory fig
ure in the list of importations. That
buttons are numerous as well as use
ful is attested by an importation of
over two and a half millions of dol
lars' worth. A million dollars worth
of sardines and nearly a third of a
million of salad oil came in. We
also took a million's worth of musical
instruments. Somebody bought and
others doubtless drank over two mil
lion gallons of English ale and Ger
man beer, three times the quantity
of the previous year. Indigo to the
extent of 1,071,000 pounds came in
for the washtub and other purposes,
whilst plaster of Paris is used for
for something more casting images
is attested by an importation of 115
000 tons. Of wines in bottles there
were no less than 7,040,970 bottles
brought in last year, at an average
gold valuation (without duty) of
about fifty-six cents a bottle, which
is an interesting fact for wine con
sumers to know, considering that it
costs them from two to four dollars
a bottle. Philadelphia Ledger .
Startled Him. A visitor was ex
amining a class in Sunday-school re
cently, and asked the qtiestion: Why
did Joseph detain Simeon in Egj pt
until his brethren should return with
Benjamin? A teacher endeavored to
prompt one of the boys, and whisper
ed to him to answer "that he was de
tained as a hostage." The boy, not
catching the exact sound, startled
the visitor by piping out: "Please
sir, he was detained f or postage ?"
Just Like Thelr Pabexts. A lit
tle boy in Georgetown ran into the
house, the other day, crying at the
top of his voice because another lit
tle boy wouldn't let him put mud on
his head with a shingle. Some chil
dren are just like their parents; no
accommodation about them.
With a declining trade, absence of
shipping from our port, dwellings
unoccupied, assessments increased,
heavy taxation, with a pall hanging
over our city, while we still have a
highway bearing the products of the
Great West, our st:oets filled with
a class of men ready to entrap the
unwary, with a police affiliating
with them, robberies nightly, mur
ders weekly what is the end? And
who are responsible for the investi
gation of their causes, and as far as
possible to apply a remedy, and we
invite all good citizens to aid us.
Our city is overrun with gamblers,
thieves and idlers, who seek no
means of employment; bunking
games prohibited by law are carried
on within hearing of the 2olice.
Houses disreputable and suspi
cious of harboring thieves, into
which strangers have been forced
and plucked, lying contiguous to
depots, by which our citizens and
strangers have to pass at all hours
of the day, are tolerated. We charge
the chief of Police with a lukewarm
indifference, and it behooves him to
stir in this matter, and with as deep
an interest in ferreting out these
traps for the unwary as will guaran
tee him more success than in his un
tiring efforts to force upon an un
willing community aspirants in
whom they have no confidence and
by whom they would not be ruled.
With these observations we com
mend to your Honor the law; and if
we have a police, we ask your aid to
bring them to a sense of t heir duty
that they should be untiring in rid
ding our city of the pests with which
she is inflicted when these gam
blers and ropers-in fill up our ave
nues and are observed daily by citi
zens leading unwary victims to their
alters of sacrifice, and they, the po
lice, stand idly by and -do not inter
fere, they are accessories to the act,
and should be held responsible. We
would also invite your attention to
the accompanying letter, and request
you to instruct the Attorney-General
and District Attorney, whose duty it
may be to send a copy to each of the
municipal police of New Orleans.
It is of the highest importance to
the credit of our city that this prop
erty, which is discreditable to it,
should be sold for the benefit of its
creditors, and a house of industry
substituted in a proper location,
where our indigent poor could be
provided with labor suited to their
ability i and a house for their com
fort. Our large cities have snch in
stitutions, and they have proved in
many instances, to be self-sustaining.
" E. II. Poole,
Foreman Grand Jury.
I'conouiy lor Women,
HOW YOU CAN MAKE ONE DltESS SEr.VE
ron half a dozen all fiiom stakcii.
The Scientific America" says it is
not often we find scientific items of
any special degree of interest to the
fair sex, who may perchance glance
over our pages; but now we believe
we have got one which is simply ab
sorbing. Probably Madame or Miss
you are the possessor of a summer
dress, made from some white diaph
anous material ; and it may also be
imagined that during your shopping
you have inspected goods of similar
na ture, only of varying colors, from
which you have purchased sufficient
materials to construct a number of
those bewildering garments in com
parison with the intricacies of which
the most elaborate works of modern
engineering furnish no parallel.
Now, a learned German professor
has invented a plan whereby your
single white dress may be changed
as often as you desire to any color
you may fancy, and this in your own
laundry, so that hereafter the money
which you would devote to robes of
varying hues may be entirely saved,
while you may appear daily if you
choose in toilets of different com
plexion. The process is very sim
ple, and consists merely in coloring
the starch used in the "doing up".
Suppose a white is to be tinted a
beautiful crimson: Throe parts of
fuschin, an analine color which al
chemist can readily procure for you
are dissolved in twenty parts of gly
cerine, and mixed in a mortar with a
little water. Then ordinary starch
finely pulverized, is stirred in, and
the thick mass obtained is poured
out and dried on blotting paper.
The powder thus obtained is used
just the same as common starch, and
so applied to the fabric. When the
latter is dry it is slightly sprinkled
and pressed with a moderately warm
iron. By means of other coloring
materials, mixed as above descrilied,
any desired tint may be obtained.
We should counsel however an avoid
ance of damp localities, and strongly
deprecate going out in the rain with
it, as we doubt the "fastness" of the
dye, aud would not be at all surpris
ed to behold the garments shortly
assume rather a streaked and zebra
It appears in this age that an ex
quisitely neat taste is "acquired."
Girls under 20 are rarely tidy. They
may desire to look neat, but they do
not attain to exquisite freshness.
Old maids and women happily mar
ried are the ones who learn the re
finement and quintessence of neat
ness. The former naturally incline
that way, and the latter have the in
centive to excite and retain their
Adjustment. Bootmaker (who
has a good deal of trouble with his
customers) "I think, sir, if .you
were to cut your corns, I could more
easily find you apair. Choleric old
gentleman "Cut my corns sir! I
ask you to fit a pair of boots to my
feet, sir! I'm not going to plane my
feet do-TO to St your boots!"
How Hunting Won tu? Widow.
' Oh, what a handsome man!" cried
Mrs. Hunter; "and such a charming
foreigh accent, too."
Mrs. Hunter was a widow rich,
childless, fair and thirty-five and
she made the remark above recorded
to Mr. Bunting, a bachelor, who had
come to make an afternoon call,
apropos of the departure of Prof. La
Fontaine, who had, according to the
laws of etiquette taken his departure
at the arrival of Mr. Bunting.
" Don't like to contradict a lady,"
said Mr. Bunting, " but I can't say I
agree with you; and these foreigners
are generally imposters, too."
Mrs. Hunter shook her head co
quettishly. She was rather coquet
tish and rather gushing for her age.
" Oh, you gentlemen! you gen
tlemen!" she said; " I can't see that
you ever do justice to each other."
And then she rang the bell, and
ordered the servant to serve tea, and
pressed Bachelor Bunting to stay
and partake of it.
There was a maiden aunt of eightj
in the house to play propriety, and
allow her to have as many bachelors
to tea as she chose; and Mr. Bunting
forgot his jealousy and was once
He was, truth to tell, very much
in love with the widow, who was his
junior by fifteen years. He liked
the idea of her living on the interest
of her money, too.
She was a splendid housekeeper
and hne pianist. She was popular
He intended to offer himself for
acceptance as soon as he felt sure
that ohe would not refuse him.
But this dreadful Professor La
Fontaine, with black eyes as big as
saucers, and long side-whiskers,
black also as any raven's wing, and
the advantage of being the widow's
The opportunity to make a fool of
herself is so irresistible to every
widow. It troubled his dreams a
good deal. Not that he thought him
handsome. Oh no! But still at
fifty a man does not desire a rival,
however he may despise him.
" She did not ask him to stay, and
she did ask me," said Mr. Bunting,
and departed, after a most delightful
evening, during which the maiden
aunt, who was at best deaf as a post,
snored sweetly in her chair. But
alas! on the very next evening his
sky was overcast.
Professor La Fountaine took the
widow to the opera, lie saw them
enter the door of the opera house,
and having followed and secured a
seat in a retired portion of the house,
also noticed that the professor kept
his eyes fixed upon the lady's face in
the most impressive manner, during
the whole of the performance, and
that she now an t then even returned
" It can't go on," said Mr. Bunt
ing to himself. "I can't allow it.
she'd regret it all her life. I must
remonstrate with her. No woman
likes a coward. Faint heart never
won fair lady. She'll admire me for
And that very evening Mr. Bunt
ing trotted up to the widow's house,
full of a deadly purpose and with a
set speech learneu off' by heart. The
speech he forgot as he crossed the
threshold. The j3urpo.se abode with
There were the usual remarks
about the weather. The usual chit
chat followed, but the widow saw
that Mr. Bunting was not at ease.
At last, with the sort of plunge that
a timid bather makes into the chilly
water, he dashed into the subject
nearest his heart.
" He's a rascal, ma'am, j give you
" ' Oh dear! Who is?" cried the
"That frog-eater," replied the
bachelor. " Upon my soul, I speak
for your own good. I am interested
in your welfare. Don't allow his
visits. You don't know a thing
" Do you allude to Monsieur La
Fontaine?" Mrs. Hunter solemnly
"I allude to that
bachelor Bunting. "
rascal. I I'd enjov
Why his very
him to be a
out so much. I '""
" Sir," said tho widow, " if you
haven't been drinking, I really think
vou must be mad."
" Ma'am?" cried Mr. Bunting.
" Perhaps, however, I should take
no notice of such conduct," pur
sued Mrs. Hunter. " Perhajjs I
should treat it with silent contempt."
"Oh, good gracious!" cried Bach
elor Bunting. " Don't treat me with
silent contempt. It's my affec
tion for you that urges me on. I
adore you. Have me. Accept me.
Marry me and be mine, to cherish
and protect from all audacious
The widow's heart was melted.
She burst into tears.
" Oh, what shall I say?" she sob
bed. " I thought you" merely a
friend. I am I I I am engaged
to the Professor. He proposed last
Bachelor Bunting had dropped
down upon his knees while making
his offer. Now he got up with a
sort of a groan, not entirely caused
by disappointment for he had the
" Farewell, false one," he said,
feeling for his hat without looking
for it. " I leave you forever."
He strode away banging the door
after him. The widow cried, then
laughed, then cried again.
In fact, she had a genuine fit of
what the maiden aunt called ' ster
icks,' before she was brought to, and
prevailed upon to take a glass of
wine and something hoc and com
forting in the edible line. After
which the thought of her fiaivcs con
Day? paeeod on. Bachelor Bunt-
ing did not drown himself or sup
The wedding day was fixeL The
house-maid informed her friends
that Mrs. Hunter kept " steady com
pany." The maiden aunt who had
no income of her own, curried favor
by being almost always in a state of
The widow was in the seventh
heaven of bliss, and all went merry
as a marriage bell untill one evening
as the betrothed pmir sat by tho pol
ished grate, there came a ring at the
bell, and the girl who answered it
soon looked into the parlor to an
nounce the fact that a little girl
in the hall would come in.
" Oh, let her in," said Mrs. Hunt
er. "I am so fond of the dear chil
dren in the neighborhood. It's one
of them, I presume."
But while she was speaking, a
small but very odd looking little girl
in a short frock, with a tambourine
in her hand bounced into the room,
and throwing herself into the pro
fessor's arms, with a strong French
" Darling papa, have I then found
you? How glad mamma will be.
We thought you dead,"
" I am not your papa. Are you
crazy, my dear little girl," said tho
Frenchman, turning pale.
"No, no, no; you are my papa,"
cried the child. "Do not deny your
Estelle. Does she know ycu? Ah,
my heart, it tells me true. Dear
mamma and 1 have almost starved,
but she has never pledged her wed
ding ring, never. She plays the
organ, I the tamborine. We have
suffered, but now papa will return O
to us. Ah, Heavens."
" My gracious! the morals of fur
riners. lie would have married mis
sus!"' cried the girl at the door.
" She tells one black lie. Never
before have I seen her; believe me,
madame," said the Frenchman.
" Oh, Alphonzo.."' cried the wid
ow. " But there I will lie firm.
My best friends warned me of you.
Take your hat go! Never enter
my presence airain. Go with vor.r
unfortunate child your poor, half
starved little girl. Go home to your
deserted wile. Go."
" Ah, madame, zeze is falsehoods,"
cried the unfortunate Frenchman,
losing his English in his excitement.
' -Believe " "
"Out of my house. Peggy open
the door. Go! What an escape I
have had," cried the widow.
The professor departed. Mrs.
Hunter threw herself int j a chair,
and burst into tears. Afr.er awhile
she grew more calm, taking a letter
from the drawer perused it.
"Ah, me! what deceivers these
men are," she said, as she pensively
lay back on the cushions. " Only
to think he could w rite a letter so
full of love and prove such a villain;
but I am warned in time I am
warned in time."
And she tore, the letter into frag
ments. The maiden aunt, who had
not heard a word, demanded an ex
planation? Biddy howled it through
her ear trumpet in these words
" The scoundrel has ever so many
wives and families already, .playing
tambourines for their bread the
rang, and Mr. Bunting walked in,
with a polite bow. Biddy and tho
aunt slipped out of t he room. Mr.
Bunting approached the widow.
"I cail to apologize," he said. "I
was hasty the other day. Hal I
known the gentleman was dear to
you, I should have restrained my
speech. I wish you happiness; I "
" Don't please"" cried the widow.
" He is worse than you painted him.
I've found him out. I hate him.
As for me, I never can be happy
"Not with your own Bunting?"
cried the bachelor, sitting down be
" I'm afraid not," said the widow.
" Are you sure?"' asked Mr. Bunt
ing. "No, not ouite,'
said Mrs. Hun-
"Then marrv me, my dear, and
try it. Do, oh, do!"'
Mrs. Hunter sobbed and consent
ed. After having a white corded
silk made up and trimmed with real
point lace, it was too bad not to fig
ure as a bride after all. She married
Bachelor Banting, and was very
It was well, perhaps that she had
not the fairy gift of the invisible cap.
and did not put it on and follow Mr.
Bunting to a mysterious recess in
the rear of the theatre, whither he
took his way after parting from the
pretty widow, on the night of his
There he met a little girl, small
but old looking the same indeed
who had claimed the professor as her
lost papa, aud this is what he said
"Here is the money I promised
you my child; and you acted tho
thing excellently. I know that by
the effect produced. She believes
he is a married man, and he can't
prove to the contrary. I knew you'd
be able to act it out. wheit I saw you
plav the deserted child in the trag
edv." Then twenty-five pounds were
counted into the little brown hand,
and Bachelor Bunting walked off
To this dav his wife does not know
the truth, bnt alludes to poor Pro
fessor La Fontaine as that wicked
His Preference. An Alabama
Congressman has given his back-pay
to his wife. IJe prefers domestic
peace to the favor of his constitu
ents. Well Rewaeded. A Charleston
father gave a young man who had
saved his daughter from drowning, a
trro-Tar-olc! steer and a shot-gun.