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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1875.
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JOfl.SOH & McCOWN
i rraRNMYS and iouxselors at-law.
Orogon City, Oregon.
yViII pr-etl"? in all tli Court of the
Si Si rial attention given to capos in
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'TIv'E-Ovit rope's Tin Store, Main
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OaEOON city brewery.
Heiiry Iluinbel, rririr
1 1 .win. ; rrnni.v?. JL44vJySi
" wi-n.. to inform the public that he is
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s -.v, as r.,n i)C ohtain?'d aivwhere in
W. II. JLIUlIFIEIiD.
tahliOirtl Miito '40, at tlie l stand.
via Strict, Orfson City, (Ason.
f An assortment of Wat Li 's, Jewel
. r".-:id s,n ii Thomas' Weipht Clocks
tv-Lil '''1"1 "hich ar warranted to be as
'-pairitisr done on short notice, and
'Mil f.-,r past patronage.
fry .'-'onery, Fcrfuui- fcjsf
? Vvtth povt omee, Main street, east
"5 JI,o IS HF.rtERY (JIVE.V THAT
'"-No f, si,u,,t Roll for School IMs
,,; th, (,;;, ''5s bc-l llaced in the hands
,J'!". pp,J r"r eolloction.-vrhicfi is now
rnr, 1 ,s V'H eall on the uniersigned
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June 2, lS75.-tf (J
3Ir. Dayton's Housekeeper.
"Wanted A housekeeper. No one
but im elderly, person, competent,
and of the highest respectability,
need apply. Call between the hours
of three and four, Thursday, April
Cth, at No. , Michigan Avenue."
Kate Franklin read this in the
paper which lay on the counter in
the little grocery, while waiting to
have an ounce or two of tea done up,
and a roll of baker's bread.
She repeated the number of the
house over to herself as she received
the change from the grocer. - -
She prepared the tea after she re
turned to the little bare attic, and
ate her scanty meal mechanically.
She forgot how tinsatisfied her appe
tite still was in her busy thought.
A stranger, in a strange place suc
cessively she had tried to rind a situ
ation as teacher, copyist, in a store,
sewing. She had failed in the first
three, and was starving in the last.
She would apply for the place, but
she would need references. Only
one person she knew in the whole
prreat city of sufficient influence
Mrs. Davenport, the rich, haughty
step-sister, who had ill-treated her
gentle mother while she lived, and
had hated Kate herself.
Perhaps, Kate thought, she would
permit her to refer to her, because
glad to have her descend to menial
Kate was competent for the situa
tion, for during her mother's long
illness, and during her fathers ab
sence, she had entire charge of their
large family and splendid house.
But an "elderly womau." Now
Kate was not an elderly -woman,
being only twenty; but she remem
bered, with a sort of ileasure, that
in private, theatricals, sho had imi
tated the voice and assumed the
character of an old woman with
great success. Sho knew how to
.stain the skin to give an old and
wrinkled appearance, and she had in
the bottom of a box, some false gray
Ilair and a muslin cap worn on one
of these occasions. She did not
need to look so very old only to
present a mature and matronly ap
pearance. Mr. Edward Dayton "waited at
homo, after his dinner, to see the re
spondents to his advertisement. He
was a handsome man, not yet thirty,
with a gay, frank, good-natured
lie leaned back in his easy chair,
in a nonchalent way, with his feet on
"There ought to be a Mrs. Dayton
to manage these- housekeeping mat
ters. "Well, there's time enough."
Two applicants were seen and dis
missed in Mr. Dayton's gentlemanly
A third was ushered in. Mr. Day
ton instinctively laid aside his cigar
and placed a chair for his visitor.
The lady-likeness and propriety of
her manner pleased him at once.
"Fallen fortunes," he commented to
Sha answered his question readily
but in a few words.
"A silent woman a good thing,"
was his inward remark.
"I think von will suit me, Mrs
, what miy I understand your
"Mrs. Franklin, you will be re
quired to go out of town, about seven
miles, to my country-house, Oak
Grove in the town of Emburv, on
the Grand Central Railroad. The
salary I propose to pay is six hun
dred dollars per annum. Do my
terms suit you?
Sho answered quietly that they
"Then it is all settled. By the
wav, I suppose you have references.
though that is a mero matter of
The namo of Davenport was eiven
"Davenport? Ilobert Davenport? I
know them. All right. If conven
ient, you will please go to-morrow.
Mrs. Franklin, or if you would pre
fer, the next dav. I shall not come
till the middle cf next week, and will
probably bring a friend or two with
me. Have the chambers in the cen
ter and wings prepared if you please.
The housekeeper there now will not
leave until Saturday. She "will show
"Is Mrs. is your wife there, or
to go soon?"
"Is Mrs. Edward Dayton? No,
she is not there, and I do not know
of her going at present." Adding
more seriously, "I have not the
pleasure, Mrs. Franklin, of having a
wife;" with a slight stress on "pleas
ure." A vivid color came into tho brown
cheek of the housekeeper, and her
manner showed evident embarrass
ment. "I thought I believe I cannot,"
He did not notice it. Ilis mind
had already turned to other things.
"It's all settled, I believe. By the
way," his eye falling on the rusty
black dress, "you may like an ad
vance, as an evidence of the bargain.
It is quite customary I believe to do
. Tho housekeeper's hand closed on
the fifteen dollars that he gave her,
and the words she would have said
were left unuttered. She moved to
tho door. He opened it for her cour
teously. "Good morning, madam."
"Good morning," she replied.
"I cannot starve. I must go. I
can keep up my disguise," she mur
mured. Mr. Dayton, accompanied by a
friend, arrived at his country-house
the middle of the ensuing week.
Everything in and about the house
was in perfect order. If the new
housekeeper had make a few mis
takes at first they were soon rectifi-
ed. Every room that she had touch
ed showed a magical change.
Her predecessor had been one of
the kind who believed in the sun
light never entering a room, for fear
of fading the carpets.
Mr. Dayton felt the change with
out knowing the reason of it. He
looked around with a satisfied air.
It was not possible to find any
fault with the variety and quality of
food placed before him, nor the
manner of its being served up; and
the table appointments were perfect
and. Dayton congratulated himself
upon having secured such a jewel of
Two weeks passed, and a holiday
came. Mr. Dayton had gone to town
the day previous to remain the rest
of the week. The housekeeper had
given permission to the servants to
go also. She felt a welcome relief
to have the house and tho day to
herself. She locked tho doors care
fully after the last servant. She
would have no dinner, only a lunch.
Sho had almost forgotten her real
character in that which she had as
sumed; but to-day she could be her
self without fear of intrusion or dis
covery. Sho laid aside her cap and
tresses, washed the stain from her
skin, arranged her luxuriant hair in
becoming curls, and donned a pretty
fresh muslin which fitted well the
slight, graceful figure. This done,
she entered the parlor and stood be
fore tho mirror, as attractive
uro as one would often see.
'Truly, I have forgotten my own
looks! I am Kate Franklin, after all,'
Removed from the long restraint,
her spirits rebounded. She felt ga3r,
light-hearted and like committing
any foolishness. "Miss Franklin,"
she said in the mimicing, affected
tones of an exquisite, "it would be
inexpressible pleasure to hear the
music of that long-silent voice."
"It would be a pity to deprive you
of it, then," she answered, in her
natural voice, "and myself also," she
added, and going to the piano, sho
opened it and played a few pieces
with exquisite taste and skill, and
then she sang song after song, in a
sweet clear, cultivated voice. She
losed at first the brilliant and tri
umphant, then tho sad and plain
tive succeeded. I here were tears in
her eyes when she rose. But to-day
her meeds were capricious.
"Mrs. Franklin, who is playing on
tho piano?" she asked, in excellent
lmitatation of Mr. Dayton s voice.
"it is only I, sir dusting tho keys.
They need dusting so often." she re
plied in Mrs. Iranklin s mature tones;
she dusted them vigorously with her
"Ah me," she said. "Now what
other foolish thing shall I do to
prove myself that I am not an elder
ly housekeeper, but a young girl,
who by virtue of her age, should be
gay; by right of birth, wealthy, and
of consideration; visited and visiting
as Mr. Dayton's lady visits and is
visited. lie is noble, good, and
quite handsome," she said, with a
sigh. "She will bo happy. How
gracefully she danced at the party,
the other evening, when the old
housekeeper was permitted to look
on. She looks good and amiable,
too. Mr. D. danced with her three
times. I wonder if I have forgotten
how to dance?" and humming an
air, she floated gracefully about tho
She stopped, breathless, her cheeks
brilliant from the exercise, her splen
did hair disarranged.
"I believe I feel like stiff, old Mrs.
Franklin, with whom dancing doesn't
"One more song by that heavenly
voice, Miss Franklin, and I shall go
away dreaming that I have heard an
gels sing," in the ludicrous affected
voice she had before imitated.
"Ah!" she laughed, yet half sadly,
"the compliments poor old house
keeper Franklin receives I hope will
not quite spoil her, and turn her silly
She sat down again at the piano,
and sang "Home, Sweet Home;"
then played one of Beethoven's
grandest, most solemn pieces.
She rose and closed the piano.
The carnival is ended. Kate Frank
lin disappears from tho scene, and
Madam Franklin enters.
Neither Mr. Dayton nor the ser
vants would have suspected, from
the placid and dignified deport
ment of the housekeeper when they
returned at evening, of what strange
freaks she had been guilty.
The housekeeper, as usual, when
Mr. Dayton was alone, sat at the ta
ble. It had commenced to rain vio
lently, and tho weather had grown
Mr. Dayton, as he had done occa
sionally, invited her to the library,
where a cheerful fire burned in tho
grate. He read the letters and the
papers which he had brought with
him from town, while she knitted.
An hour or more passed in silence;
indeed, the housekeeper seldom
spoke except when asked a question.
At length Mr. Dayton looked up at
her, and said, abruptly:
"Yours must be a lonely life,
Madam. If it is not a painful sub
ject, may I ask how long since you
lost your husband?"
Two hands suspended their em
ployment, two eyes looked up at
him with an alarmed expression.
In his serious, sympathetic counte
nance there was nothing to frighten
or embarrass, but the red grew deep
er on her brown cheek. ,
"It is a painful subject," she said
at last, faltering. "If you please ex
One morning he was speaking of
the great loss to children in being
deprived of their parents.
"I never knew ft mother," he said.
She died before my earliest recollec
tion. I believe that, man as I am, if
I had a mother, I should go to her
with all my griefs as a little child
would. I have sometimes thought
of asking you to act as mother in the
quiet evenings, when I have longed
to confide in some one. My mother
would have been about your age, I
Again there was a vivid color in
the cheek of the housekeeper, such
as is rarely seen in the aged, but it
was accompanied by a quiver of the
mouth, and ended in a cough, but
both mouth and cheek were quickly
covered with a handkerchief, and
quite a violent lit of coughing suc
ceeded. Mr. Dayton, however did not seem
to notice, though he had given her
one curious glance, instantly with
drawn, and he continued:
"For instance, respecting matri
mony, whose advice of so much val
ue as a mother's ? "Who so quick to
see through character, and make a
good selection? Had you a son;
whom about here would you select
for a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank
"I am not acquainted with auy of
the young ladies, Mr. Dayton," she
answered faintly, after a pause, dur
ing which he seemed to wait for an
"True, but you have seen them all
and are, I should judge, a good dis
cerner of character, from observa
tion. "Whom would you select from
tliose you have seen ?" he persisted.
- "I have heard the Misses Grandi
son highly spoken of. Their appear
ance would seem to prove- the truth.
I doubt not that you agree with me,"
she returned quietly.
It was now his turn to color, which
he did slightly.
"I do agree with you," he answered
It was lato in Sejteniber. Mr.
Dayton and tho housekeeper were
both in tho parlor. Ho had been
unusually grave all day. It seemed
to tho housekeeper that his manner
Avas changed toward her.
"I have a few questions to ask, if
you will permit me, Mrs. Franklin ?"
Sho felt instinctive alarm at his
"I have been told," he said, "that
Miss Kate Franklin, a young lady,
has been disguising herself off upon
me for several months as an elderly
lady. Is there any truth in tho sto
ry?" looking searchingly at her.
She started to her feet, then trem
bling sank back into a chair.
"Yes, it is true," she murmured,
"I confess I fail to see for what
object. My heart you could hardly
expect to gain in that character."
"Your heart!" she repeated scorn
fully. "I had no such laudible am
bition; I had never seen or heard of
you till I saw your advertisement.
Would you like to know for what
purpose I took upon me a disguise
so repngnant? You shall. To save
myself from starvation. I had eaten
but one meal a day for weeks when
I applied to you, and was suffering
with hunger then. My money was
all gone, except a few pennies, with
which to buy a roll of bread for the
next day's meal, and I had no pros
pects for more, for I had been refus
ed further sewing. But why should
you find fault?" her pride rising,
"What matter if I were Miss or Mrs.
Franklin, old or young, if I fulfilled
the duties I undertook? Have I not
taken good care of your house?
Have I not made you comfortable?
If I have not, deduct from this quar
ter's salary, which you paid this
morning, whatever you like."
"I have no fault to find, excejit
for placing yourself and me in an
awkward position, were this to be
Waves of color mounted to the
"I thought I meant, that no one
should know, least of all, you be
sides I thought when I engaged to
come, that you wero married. Oh.
what shall I do." And she burst into
a passion oi tears.
Mr. Dayton's manner changed.
"Kate! Kate! I did not mean to
distress you. Nobody knows but
me nobody shall know." And he
soothed her tenderly. "Kate, look
up. I love you with my whole heart.
I want you to be my little house
keeper my wife always. Kate, what
do you say?" taking her in his arms
and laying his cheek against hers
"My own Kate, is it not?"
Sho murmured something between
her sobs, that she must go away this
"Nonsense, darling! Havn't you
been here for months? What differ
ence can a day longer make ? Yon
are sate with me, .Katie, un, te
ert,nsf T lrnnw i-nn orn "!riei "Prnnklin
will you give mo the inexpressible
pleasure of a song lroin tuar. ioiij.
silfmf-. vnir? OT "K"nt vnn bfiwitch
. . j.w, j
ed me that day! I am afraid you
win Dewitcn me always, xiut, jvaue
lot's tfllro nflF lliaaa tMnra'nirs " TintV
ing her cap, and removing the gray
nair, ana wmi inis action uuwu icu
tne wealth of brown tresses.
"Oh, Mr. Dayton, you were not
surely you were not at home that
day!" looking up, covered with con
"Yes, Mr. Dayton was in the li
brary," with an accent on bis name
which Kate understood.
"Oh Edward, and you teased me
with all those foolish questions when
"Yes, my Kate, why not?"
"But you looked so innocent."
' He laughed.
"I shall soon, I hope, have some
body, if not a mother, to confide in;
and'Kate, it is my duty and pleasure
to crive you a husband, so that in fu
ture you can answer without so much
i i. - : ; j - a
pain, w neu tie is luijuireu anei.
"You are too generous."
"I can afford to be generous," he
.aid. earnestly, "when I have the"
gift of your love. Kate, blessed for
ever be the day that I first engaged
Spell it Out.
Hero is an alphabet which will
make you study. Get out your Bi
ble and turn to the places When
you have found them read and re
:V was a monarch who reigned in the
East. Esther, i. 1.
B "was a Chaldcc, who made a great
feast. Daniel, v. 1-4.
C was veracious when others told
lies. Num.. xiii. 30 33.
D was a woman, heroic and wise.
Judges, iv. 4-14.
E was a ref ugo where David spared
baul. l bam., xxiv. 1-7.
F was a Roman, accuser of Paul.
Acts, xxiv. 24.
G was a garden, a frequent resort.
John, xvn. 1-2.
H was a city where David held court.
1 bam., n. 11.
I was a mocker, a verv bad bov.
Gen., xvi. 1G.
J was a city preferred as a to v.
Psalm, exxxvii. G.
K was a father whose son was ouite
tall. 1 Sam., ix. 1-2.
Jj was a proud one who had a Great
fall. Isaiah, xiv. 12.
M was a nephew whoso uncle was
good. Acts. xi. 21.
N was a city long hid where it stood.
Zachariah, ii. 13.
was a servant acknowledged a bro
ther. Philemon, i. 10.
was a Christian greeting another.
2 Timothy, iv. 21.
was a damsel who knew a man's
voice. Acts, xii. 13-14.
Avas a sovereign who made a bad
choice. 1 Kings, xi. 4-11.
was a seaport where preaching
was long. Acts, xx. G-7. -was
a teamster struck dead for his
wrong. 2 Sam., vi. 7..
V was a cast-off, and never restored.
Esther, i. 10.
Z was a ruin with sorrow deplored.
sal in cxxxvu.
Wouldn't Take Off Another
Foot. A Highland minister, given
somewhat to exaggeration in the pul
pit, was remonstrated with by his
clerk, and told of its ill effects upon
the congregation. He replied that
ho was not aware of it, and wished
the clerk, the next time he did it, to
give a cough b way of a hint. Soon
after ho was describing Sampson's
tying the foxes tails together, lie
"Tho foxes in those days were
much larger than ours, and they had
tails twenty feet long.
"Ahem! came from the clerks
"That is," continued the preacher,
according to their measurement; but
by ours they wero fifteen feet long."
"Ahem! louder than before.
"But as yon'may think this is ex
travagant, we'll just say they were
"Ahem! ahem!" still more vigor
ous. The parson leaned over tho pulpit,
and shaking his finger at the clerk,
"Ye may cough there all night,
mon I'll nae take off a f ut more.
Would ve hae tho foxes with nae
teels at a'?"
Who are Rich. The man with
good firm health is rich.
So is tho man with a clear con
science. So is tho parent of vigorous chil
dren. So is the editor of a good paper
with a big subscription list.
So is the clergyman whose coat
the children pluck as he passes them
bv in their play.
So is the wife who has the whole
of the heart of a good husband.
So is the child who goes to sleep
with a kiss on his lips, and for whose
waking a blessing awaits.
So is the maiden whose horizon is
not bounded by the coming man,
but who has a purpose in life, wheth
er she meets him or not.
So is the young man, who, laying
his hand on his heart, cau say, "I
have treated every woman I ever met
as I should wish my sister treated oy
LiIxdi-ey Murray. As many speak
of Robin Hood who never shot with
his bow, so many hear of Lindley
Murray who know nothing of him
but that he composed a book of Eng
lish grammar. He was an American
native of Pennsylvania and real
ized a competency at New York,
partly as a barrister and partly as a
merchant. The necessities of health
obliged him to remove to England,
where he spent the last forty years
of his protracted life at Holdgate, near
York, a feeble invalid, but resigned
and happy. Besides his w ell-known
grammar, he wrote a book on "The
Power of Religion' on the Mind."
Ho was a man of mild and temperate
nature, entirely beloved by all con
nected with him.
Ax TJnwrittex Law. For the last
half century no man has been chosen
Prnvpmor of Ohio three terms. The
Cincinnati Enquirer thinks that Gov,
Haves will not bo an exception
There is an unwritten law stronger
than any statute, which forbids it in
the name of the people. The people
don't endorse third terms. Why
should one man have a monopoly of
all the honors and good things that
are passing around? Gov. nayes
has had his two terms. There are
plenty of Radicals abler than he is
who have not bad the omce one term
How doth the busy little pig im
prove each shining hour, and gather
sausages all day long from every
opening flour, and when the shades
of twilight fall, he slumbers in his
sty, or sings Jus pretty little even
ing hym, "Root, little pig, or die."
That writer does tha mnsf urhrt
gives his reader the most knowledge
j at. t- v : it. t i .
uuu utjios xijm mm mo least time.
Prior to tho issuance of Grant's
pronunciamento, or the third-term
proposition, the Blaine faction was
getting desiderate. The President
was stubborn and would not say that
he was not a candidate for renomina
tion and re-election. Blaine's organs
had nudged him an.l winked at him,
but all to no purx?ose. He would
not take the hint. At last, like the
farmer in tho fable who found mild
means ineffective in persuading the
bad youth, in the applo-treo to come
down, the Blaine papers began to
throw stones. The Kenebec Jom-ual,
for example, called vehemently on
the Radical State conventions then
about to assemble in Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, and Maine, to speak out in
tones of thunder against the third
term. The obstinate man in the
White House, finally, seemingly suc
cumbed to the convention thunder.
In this particular he essentially
changed the general tenor of his tac
tics. He boasts that ho never retires
an incompetent official while the lat
ter is under the fire of adverse criti
cism. In the light of this fact his
letter of apparent declension of a re
nomination is easily deciphered. It
is, as we have heretofore asserted, a
covert bid for the continued support
of the Iladical party. And tho New
York 1orId thinks that it is proba
ble, even now, that if the Blaine fac
tion, or Morton faction, or any other
faction in the Iladical ranks, with an
aspiring leader, attempts to bully
Mr. Grant, they will ascertain that
his perverse backbone can stiffen.
Besides that, why should he back
out? He is concioas that by means
of his control of the carpet-baggers
and the negroes of the South, and
the Federal patronage throughout
the Union, ho can pack the Radical
National Convention with his parti
sans and obtain the regular nomina
tion by an overwhelming majority.
Why should he retire? Ilis chances
for election after being made the reg
ular candidate would possibly be as
good as those of any JZadical.
There are over three hundred
thousand patents to land laid away
in the General Land OHice at Wash
ington during the years that have
elapsed since the organization of the
Land Office. The first issue of pat
ents for land was in Ohio. These
patents aro valuable as evidence of
conveyance of the land by the Gov
ernment to the original owner, and
the title on which the validity of
subsequent transfers depend. It is
true a record of issue is kept at the
General Land Office, but the pro
curement of a transcript is attended
with annoyance and cost, and the
records aro liable to be raulillated,
lost or destroyed, in which case they
would be without the patent and no
record of title from the United States.
This large number of patents have
accumulated by the return of uncall
ed for papers by tho several local
offices after the lapse of a certain
time, those entitled to them having,
through carelessness or a want of
knowledge of their value, failed to
apply for them. There are over G0,
000 of these for lands in Illinois,
and a number for land that is now a
portion of the city of Chicago. The
Commissioner and Recorder of the
General Land Office aro now engaged
in perfecting a plan by which these
papers may be placed in the hands
of those to whom they belong, which
will probably be made public in a
short time. Patents issued prior to
the second term of President Jack
son bear the autograph signature cf
the President; since that time they
have been signed by a Secretary to
the President, appointed for that
Its Importance. The importance
of the coming Ohio State election is
recognized all over the Union. Since
Pennsylvania votes in November,
with all tho rest of the States, she
has lost the prestige she once enjoy
ed. The New York Herald, in an
article on the subject says:
By tho growth of its population
Ohio has become almost as import
ant a State as PennsA'lvania, and so
long as it shall continue to hold Oc
tober elections it will be the battle
field of our political contests.
Both parties are certain to pour all
their torces into uino in October,
and the result of the contest will vir
tually decide the next Presidential
election. A great Democratic victo
ry in Ohio in October this year
would insure corresponding victories
in most of the States which hold
elections in November, and paralyze
the hopes of the Republican party.
Probably no characteristic of the
female mind is better developed than
the docility with which women ac
cept the fashions of the day. Bo
they beautiful or hideous, becoming
or unbecoming, comfortable or to
turing, they are the "fashion." and
must be worn.
An Indiana erentlemnn tliinl-a .
has sufficient cause for divorce, be
cause, ne asserts, bis wife trapped
him into matrimony by means of
false hair, false eye brows, false com
plexion, a big bustle, and a deceit
Happiness in this world, when it
comes, comes incidentally. Make it
tne object of pursuit, and it leads a
wild goose chase, and is never at
tained. The difference between a fool and
a looking glass is said to be that one
speaks without reflection and the
other reflects without speaking.
A French preaoher describes hell
as a place where they talk politics
all day long.
The Wife Hakcsthe Husband.
I remember a couple with" whom
1 was for years on terms of the clos
est intimacy. The husband was a
gentleman of God's creation. He
filled with honor an important office
under the United States Govern
ment; he had a large private fortune
which he spent generously on his
family,, for he desired above all
things their happiness. His wife
was young, beautiful, and had been
raised by his love from a life of bit- -ter
poverty and toil. She had a
splendid home, a devoted husband,
and four fine sons and a daughter!
Her power over her husband was
very great, and the weakest of her
weapons was this sulky, tearful, in
jured silence. But she had no tact,
she strained the bow too far and.
it snapped. I shall never forget the
months of misery preceding their
And in society he bore all the
blame. Was she not strictly virtu
ous? Was she not a careful and con
scientious mother an acknowledged
beauty, and a pattern housekeeper?
What then did he want? He answer
ed them as an old Roman did on a
similar occasion, Stooping down,
he loosened his shoe, inquiring, "Is
it not new? Is it not well made?
Yet none of you can tell where it
pinches me." That is just the kind
of misery. Try if you can bear a
pinched shoe month after month,
year after year yet it is not so ir
ritating as a sulky woman.
Husbands as a geneial rule, areo
what wives make them. If a woman
complains to me of an unsympathiz
ing husband I listen with a closed
mouth, and a close one, too. I do
not, indeed, deny but what there are
men too utterly bad for women to
influence; but men do not become
bad, sour and spoiled by some lightning-stroke,
all at once. A woman
of any penetration must see suspi
cious circumstances of such before
marriage, and people who run risks
voluntarily ought not to expect im
munity from consequences. And if
the man was good when she married
him, and grewr bad under her man
agement, and in society, she cannot
bo altogether blameless. Depend
upon it there is as many ill-used
husbands as wives, only the former
keep a stiff upper lip about their
mistake, and the latter bring theirs
before the foot-lights and ask the
world to cry with them.
Gex. Butler Reticent Coxcebn
ixg Grant. A reporter of the Trib
une sought y esterday to gain an in
terview with Gen. Butler, who is
staying at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
The General was found in his room,
busily discussing tho merits of a
mail-bag fastening with the patentee,
and kindly offered to give the report
er a three hour's conversation upon
the merits and demerits of the fas
tening, but positively and emphat
ically refused to say anything what
ever about the letter of President
Grant upon the third term question.
He said: "I have no oinion regard-;
ing the matter, and will not discuss
it. I am giving my attention now to
latent rights and questions of law,
and consequently I know nothing
about General Grant or political
questions, and nothing could induce
me to discuss tho subject. In tho
language of confirmation service, 'I
have renounced tho devil and all his
works.' JNT. 1". Tribuns.
More Whitewashing. One of the
negro whitcwashers was sent by a
joker to a city official to secure a job
and when he stood in the official's
presence he humbly said:
"Mister, dey tole me dat yon want
ed to get yer character whitewashed,
and i'se cum to do de job."
As the colored man looked back
up stairs and felt of the place where
something struck him, ho mused:
"Waal now who'd a thought he'd
make such a fuss as that over sich a
Judge Hoar's statement that Blaine
was "the man in whom Pennsylvania
had undertaken to pay back the debt
sue owed to New Lngland for giving
her Benjamin Franklin," is spoken
of, we see, as a "neat, elegant and
well-merited compliment." It was
to Jlaine; but it was severe on Penn
sylvania. It sounds like a charge
that the Old Key Stono State has
been guilty of a deliberate attempt
At a prayer-meeting an old man
got up and prayed for a son now in
a felon's cell for the crime of mui
der. Another old man trembling
joined his prayers, adding that ho,
too, had a son, but he had been mur
dered. Their names were made
known, and the fathers of Edward S.
Stokes and James Fisk, Jr., stood
for the first time face to face.
Aunt Hetty inquired of the servant
girl recently if she came from the
Hungarian parts of Ireland. On be
ing told that her geographical know
ledge was somewhat defective, she
excused herself by saying: "I ham t
much learnin; I never went to school
but ono day, and that was in tQ
evenin' and we hadn't no candle, and
the master didn't come."
When a Comstocker wants to dis
parage another he says: When you
thoroughly prospect him, yon will
find no bonanza in him.
Tho Independent says the mail is
now carried between Cornelius and
Forest Grove for S3 cents per day in
Rev. Jas. Croasman and family,
have returned to Corvallis and lo
cated, after an absence, of about six
years in the East.
A "maiden" speech Yes,