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Tby stood above the world
In world apart,
And she drooped hor happy oyotf,
And Btlllod tho throbbing puloe
Of hor happy heart.
And tho moonlight foil above her,
Hor eccrot to dlucovor,
And the moonbeams ktasatl hor hair,
Ab thoagh no human lover
Had laid his kluaoa there.
Look up, brown eyes," ho said,
And anBWOr mine,
Uft p those ellkon fringes,
That hide a happy light,
The Jealous moonlight drifted
To tho fingor half mplifted,
Whorohono thoopal ring
Where the colors danced and ahtfUtf
On the pretty, change fill tiling.
Just the old, old story,
Of light and shade,,
Lore, like tho opal tendor,
L4ko It, maybo to rary,
Maybe to frtde,
Juat the old, tendor story,
Jogt a glimpse of morning glory,
In an earthly paradise,
With shady reflections,
In a pair of svr cet brown eye.
Brown, oyos a man might well
Be proud to win I
Open, to hold his Image, '
6hnt under silken lashes.
Only to shut him In,
O, glad eyes look together,
For life's dark stormy weather,
Grows to a fairer thing,
Whon young eyes look upon It,
Through a slender wedding riff.
"I don't wish no," paid Laura. "There is nothing else
would have brought a salary at onco. I used to wondor
what a cortain porson -would bo to mo If I woro not tho
rich Mr. Stanley's daughter, and now I know. It's a
knowledge -worth gaining."
"Do you meet many portions you are acquainted with?''
asked hor mother.
"Oh, yes, and it's amusing whon they oomo upon mo
suddenly. 01 It's really is this Miss Stanloy ? and some
times up go tho oyo-glasses. Then l fool wen as u i
hould liko to froozo so nobody ; iC I could, for a minute.
Othors seo mo and make boliovo they arc examining
goods ; so absorbod aro they that thoy go oloar by mo
without looking up, and pass out in tho samo way. But
suoh slights don't trouble mo. I flud out how much true
friendship is worth, and who, out of all tho Booming la
dles I havo boon in tho habit of mooting, aro true, and
who aro falso."
"Thon you moot some that aro truo ? M
"Yes, indoed ; Judge Agate's wlfo, who always seemed
to me so proud and distant, camo up to mo with a plow
ing face and fairly congratulated mo. Sho did it liko a
lady, too, and liko a friend. There was nothing patron-
lzlug about hor. And thoro wore sovoral others to whom
my position makes no diflbroneo. Thoy prize mo for
what I am. Yot what a price to pay for learning tho
y&luo of truo friendship," added Laura, with a doep
"I met Aggio Doyle to-day, and sho wouldn't spoak to
mo," said Alice, Laura's sister, who had come into tho
room and overheard the last remark. "Why should thoy
not apoak to me, I wonder."
'Because your sister is a olork in hor lather's store,"
said Laura, somewhat bitterly.
"That's no reason why they should treat me so," tho
ONLY A CLERK.
"Only think of it I A clerk ! A saleswoman 1 It
Eccws to mo I'd have worked my fingers to tho bone in
Eomc other way before I would come to that," said Liz
sie Doyle, going to the mirror and readjusting a twenty
"So would I But then, what could sho do ? "
"At least she might havo made herself a little less pub
lic. If there's anything I despise, it's these sales
women." "So do I. How much better it would have been to
have gone into dressmaking or milinery, or something of
that sort. But to stand behind the counter liko a man 1"
"Papa always did like those Stanleys," said Lizzie
"Yes, we all liked them well enough, until Mr. Stanley
failed, didn't we?"
"No, not I, for one. Laura was always so independent
in her notions Don't you remember how hard she stud
ied at school ? It does seem as if sho foresaw her father's
"I wonder she did not try some better position then.
She is certainly capable of being something bettor than
"Oh, I believe papa intends to promote her when Mr.
Jobley goes west. Sho will then take Jobley's place as
junior book-keeper. Think of that for a woman."
"That would be better than selling goods. I don't see
how sho can do that with hor refined tastes. "Why don't
jsho give lessons, I wonder ? It might not bring her in
quite so much money, but it would be a deal nicer."
"Yes, and then we could recognize her," said Lizzie
That's what I was coming to," was tho reply of her
companion, a small sallow-faced girl, elaborately trimmed
and flounced. "How are wo to treat her now ? We havo
!een great friends, you know ; that is, when she was in
0r set," she added, seeing Lizzie's brow darken.
"I'll tell you how I shall treat her," responded Lizzie,
elowly drawiner on a pair of rerfumed, three-button kid
f loves ; "precisely as I treat all of papa's clerks. And
should liko to seo any of them presume 1 "
"Oh, but Laura won't presumo 1 You needn't be
afraid of that ; she's too proud."
"But how can you help it when you go to the store or
church ? Sho sits bo near us, you know."
''Of course she'll give up that pew. Sho can't afford
"That's prcciFely what she does not mean to do. I heard
her say the family must economize somewhere else and
&ep tho pew. Her moi'tber is hard of hearing and could
not enjoy the seivices urther back. The children, too,
must goto church. That is tho last thing, she said, and
ought to give up. I heard her say this to your father last
"How provoking 1 " said Lizzie impatiently. "Sho will
always be in our laces. But 1 shall have nothing to do
with her. I know what it is for, the artful minx I its
to keep near us. She knows she has got into papa's good
graces; and AJ, too, admires hor. She's very plain."
"Laura is no beauty," was tho reply, "but I don't
think she's so very plain. She certainly has lowered
herself, though, by going into a store." And thoreupon
the two girls went out lor their walk.
It was near twilight that day when Laura Stanloy
walked briskly home and entered the neat two-story
house to which her mother had lately removed such of
her household effects as had been spared by the auc
tioneer. "This is really pleasant," she said, linking into a chair
that had been diawn near the glowing grate. "I had
no idea, mother, that you would so soon make the house
"Are you tired, my dear?" asked her mother, a refined-looking
woman, as sho helped her daughter take off
her clonk and hat.
"Rather, but I liko the business ; and it's a fine place
for the study of character."
"I wish you had chosen something eke, my daV."
fir nmyvan ,1 er'- tint- ?j - r-r.i cat, tw1v T.Swvin Tnn
eldest sister, should ignore me. I liked her so much, too.
But to-day sho camo into tho 6toro and passed mo with
such a glance after I had preparod a smile and a wc-1-como
for hor. Mr, Doylo has boon so kind since papa's
death that I looked for better treatment from Lizzio.
That, I confess, wounded mo ; and I shall havo to meet
her so often 1 But never mind, I must remombor my
place," she added, "I have to work for my living now
but will bo proud of it l Good-bye. old life of lazy ease !
Qood-byo, old worthless friends ! Your coldness cannot
hurt the real mo ; it is only tho worthless young lady of
fashion who feels it, aud she is slowly departing this
"Have you filled all your invitatious ? " askod Lizzie's
oldest brother, one of tho firm of Doylo & Co., some
days after tho preceding conversation took place.
Lizzie was arranging a hundred or moro tiny, croam
colored envelopes, whioh sho tied together with some
pretty, bright-hucd ribbon.
"I bleieve so," she replied, with a smilo. "I havo
asked every young lady of my acquaintance, and I think
our party will be the finest of tho season, if papa will
have the carpets taken up iu the west room and the floors
chalked. Kutger will do them for fifty dollars, and you
havo no idoa how beautifully ho works."
"I think father will not rofuso that," hor brother re
plied. "I'll speak to him."
"Thank you, Al, Then I am suro ho will have it
done. I have asked him so much that I was almost
afraid to ask him for more."
"riy j-the-bye, have you invited Miss Laura Stanley? "
her brother asked as he was going out.
"Of course not," said Lizzie.
"Of course not! and I pray why not?" he asked,
"WllV. Al.. Wlinf, (in Mnn P Kim wnnn)) avniinf ii-
Our shop-girl father's clerk ; i wouldn't have her for tho
"Thon if you are 'sure she would not come, you might
have sent hor an invitation out of compliment," her
"I don't consider her an acquaintance," said Lizzie,
and Al. walked out of the room with a shrug of tho
Presently her father came in. "Lizzie," ho said, "I
particularly wish you to .send a not of invitation to Miss
"Papa, you don't mean it," exclaimed Lizzie, cha
grined. "Indeed, I do mean it. What! slight the daughter of
one of my most cherished friends, because she has come
down in tho world in a money point of view? I should
despise myself for it."
"But, papa, she won't come," said Lizzie.
"Never mind whether she will or not. Write an invi
tation. I'll take it to hor."
Lizzio sat down, pale and angry, to write the note.
Alter her boasting of having "cut the Stanloys," it was
very hard to bo obliged to invito Laura. Her cheeks
grew hot as sho indited tho polite little missive, whilo
she remembered tho many times she had ignored her to
whom it was addressed. She would have disobeyed had
she dared would evon have withhold tho note after it was
writton, had her father not stood by to take it.
Later, her brother Al. came to her.
"1 should liko an invitation, Lizzie, for a young lady of
ray acquaintance," he said, in a quiet voice.
"Who is she."
"Tho young lady whom I have asked to be my wife,"
he said smiling.
"Oh, Al., of course you shall havo it 1 I am to havo a
sister, then? is she in tho city? Will she be suro to
come? I am suro I can't think of anyone." And then
she paused, puzzled at his shrewd smile.
"Do 1 know her ? " she asked.
"You used to," ho answered. "It is Miss Laura
"Oh, Al 1 " She sank down, covering her faco with hor
"1 was afraid sho might feel tho slight so keenly," ho
said softly, "that ' hurried matters a little. So you need
not ue niraid now that Bhe will not como.
prepare an invitation ?"
"Ihave. Papa has carried it to her.
'A noble woman," said her brother, "who dares faco the
sneers of 'her set,' and take an honest position for the
sake of those who aro dependent upon her, rather than,
whine about her former dignity, and live upon charity.
I wish there were more like her."
So Lizzie was forced for onco in her life to eat humble
Soino of It Errors as soon by a Ciorical Lecturer,.
Modem modes of courtship and marriage supplied tho
topio, a fow ovonings sinco, for a looturo iu tho course
whioh has boon glvou of lato by tho Rev. 0. 0. Goss, in
Now York. Tho reverend gentloman entered immediately
upon his subject without solootlng a text, and said : " Tho
difforont circumstances of pooplo cause a difforonco in
thoir mannor of courting. There aro thousands, for
oxamplo, who aro compollod to do thoir courting on tho
scats in tho public parks, and our servants do theirs loan
ing on tho iron railing In front of our dwollings. Tem
peraments also vary, and produoo difforont results i
mothods of courtship. Lovo is, however, a law unto
itsolf, and should be loft to act naturally and without
In theso courting arrangements young ladios too often
feign a coldness whon thoy aro burning with lovo, doing
this for tho purpose of drawing on tho young man. This
is ontiroly wrong, as It may end rather in driving him oft.
Young ladies and gontlomen should bo ontiroly frank in
their courtship, and should practico no such wiles. Thoy
should cultivate affeotion, for lovo is of God, Another;
fault in our methods of courtship which should bo con
demned is tho want of conversation with respect to tho
peculiar traits of each othor. The young man should
dosoribo to the young lady his weak points, and sho may
In return, speak of his good qualities. This will prevent
after marriage, many mutual recriminations.
Tho young man -should state frankly to his affianced
his financial condition. Ho should al30 bo informed if
she has any property, and its naturo and value. Thoy
should know, mutually, thoir exact financial condition.
Tho idea should bo scorned that tho young man may
deceive tho young lady a to his affairs. For tho sake of
Comfort after marriage thoy should act toward oach othor
with candor. Thoro is too much holding back upon this
subject of money matters.
A young man should also undeceive a lady if ho has no
sorious intentions in roforouco to her. Sho will, really.
respect him for his frankness in regard to what ho might
propose doing. If he has no thought of addressing her
seriously, ho should lot the fact bo known without delay.
Young mon should also bo very careful what thoy say or
do in tho presence of these gigllug girls, for they often
raako tho best wives. Six out of ton of thorn marry
sedate mon and soon sottlo down into staid matrons
Men of sobor sense do not want wives of sober sense,
and giggling girls do not want giggling boys. There is,
howover, no ono rulo as to tho mannor of conducting court
ship. All will court as thoy please in their own way.
"In conclusion," said Mr. Goss, "take as your motto
tho golden rule, and do to tbo young lady in all. your
intercourse with her what you would like her to do to
you. The golden rule is a rulo made in heaven, and is
applicable to courtship as well as to all othor affairs of
life. Do not think a thought or commit an aot in refer
ence to hor that you would not havo her think or commit
in reference to yourself. This makes character tho basis
of courtship, and character is a sacred thing."
Will you not
But oh, Alf, a
Crinoline, whon worn at all, is very sr.-' ill. The bustl
however, continues in favor. Those mao of fine steel and
lace net or piquo are most desirable, as they are light and
really form a support for tho skirts worn. For wearing
with long-trained evening dresses they arc on absolute ne
cessity. Beads now play an important part in evening toilettes.
A sky-blue silk, for a young girl, was made quite simply
with a single skirt and squaro cut corsage. Around the
edgo of the corsage was sewed a deep fringe of silver and
pearl bead trimming. A scarf of the samo bead trimming,
was draped across the knees, like au overskirt.
Some odd stylos are said to bo in preparation for sim
ple musl'.n and wool dresses for the spring and summer.
Thus there aro waists contrived without shoulder seams,
probably by being out bias on tho shoulders, and still oth
ers have tho entire sleovo cut in one piece with the waist
of tho dress, tho only seam of the sleeve hemg on the in
side of tho arm. The seam down tho middle of the front
is also bias, and fhore is a bunoh of shirring each side of
this seam at the waist lino. Shirred yokes, and basque
that are shirred all over, were worn years ago, and, it is
said, will bo revived for thin lawns aud grenadines of next
season. Ilarpefs Bazar.
There is a very marked tendency toward abolishing all
white underclothing as much as possible, says a New York
fashion writer from New York. "We have already
spoken of the colored petticoats of satin, plush and flan
nel. And wo mention that petticoats of black satin linod
with red plush seem to enjoy the greatest favor among
these skirts. Stockings in solid dark colors red, brown,,
navy blue and plum, with embroidered clocks, in white or
contrasting shades, are scarcely now moro universally ac
cepted than colored flannel petticoats. Theso petticoats,
if white, are not considered in any way appropriate for win
ter. They must bo red, pink, blue, or holiotrope."
Many additions have beou mado in tho little envelope
muffs hot so popular, in tho shape of card casos, reticule
tops, handkerchief pouches, vinaigrette, opera-glass and
bouquet-holders, &o. Theso attachments aro now sup
plemented by a very ingenious contrivance called a "hand
warmer," being a combination of flash and purse. It Is
mado in electro-silver, and is to bo filled with hot water.
A little chain is attached, whioh is to bo fastened to tho
muff sii8poiidor, and thus extraneous heat is obtained.
Tho shnpo is that of an ordinary pocket flask of miniature
size, aud touching a concealed spriug a tiny purso roveals
itself. Othor "hand-warmers" aro made like cylinders and
covored with plush or fur."
To make fruit cake, 8 eggs (save tho white of ono for
frosting), cup of brown sugar ; fill the cup with mo
lasses ; $ cup of butter, cup of sour milk, 3 cups of flour,
1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of cloves, nutniog,
1 teaspoon soda, as many currants and raisins as you can
For applo short-cake, make a soft dough as of biscuit :
roll out this and put a layer in a jelly-pan ; over this spread
a layer of stowed apples ; sprinkle over sugar and spice :
dot with small lumps of butter : thon put on a layer of
dough, another of apple sauce, a vory thin layer of dough,
and bako in a vory quiok oven. This is a most delicious
dessert dish, and may be served with or without sauce,
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