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li.VM C-'iAWI'tjlJD. ! Tho brilliant success which sho met
t6H.t so, iw,7. ' ibJ.-Uu. wjlu K00n stiUecl in her heart tho germs
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mi in ii... 'oprioior. Tins llouso is locai-
The Midnight Waltz.
On at. Sylve&ler's cvo thoro was a
ball ut court. Tho Grand Duchess hud
just ontorod tho gal lory, followed by
Mlldomoisollodn Wolknnntfiili. linr fii-nt
!,u,y o( ll0"01'' Tl nppoarnnoo of tho
1,.lUo1, P"h1"1 a nucl, srontar boubo.
nun mini mai oi uio Ducness uorsoif,
and remarks inoro or less bcnovolont
accompanied hor on her passage
"Aunt, aunt," interrupted tho young
Stophanio, "did you see tho bouquet
which Ottnlio had in her hand? A
largo bouquot of magnificent moss
"What's that you aro saying, child?"
replied Madamo do Nollingon. "Moss
roses at St. Sylvester I They could
not bo found oven in tho grand ducal
green house !"
"Stephnnio novortholoss spoko tru
ly," said Madame do Rothonwald. "1
saw Madomoisollo do Wolkonstoin'B
bouquet distinctly, and would like to
know who gavo it to hor."
"It could only bo tho Princo," said
tho ox-gi and miRtross, with an impa
"Oh, no, aunt, it was not him; and
if Ottalio does not tako caro tho Prince
will usaano hor. Ho is nlrnndv morn
Hum half in lovo with tho littlo Lady I
" What I with English woman?"
cried Madamo do Kothonwald.
"Yos, sho talks of dogs and horses
t(, ,, ftnj i j ot bo Bn,.nriK(.d
if Ottalio soon finds in this littlo nor
son a very clangorous rival. Bosidos," !
added Stophanio, "I boliovo I under-1
stand tho mystery of this bouquet. On
Sunday, at tho opora, with tho Grand
Duchess, Ottalio said beforo Major do
Eborsdorf that sho would give the
world for a bouquet of moss rosos on
St. Sylvester's day. Now there lives
at Dilsheim an old American who is
immensely wealthy, and who spends
his whole fortune in the cultivation of
llowors; wo can seo as many roses in
his green-houses in January as in
"Well !" interrupted Mndatno do
Nollingon, "und what does all this
"Wait a ininuto, aunt. Major de
Eborsdorf loft F yesterday evening,
and returned this morning only in
time to resume his oilico near the
"And do you think," said Madamo
do Rothonwald, "that Fredorio would
rido ovor hedgo and ditch all night to
got to Delhheim in ordor to procure
roses for tho Wolkonstcin ? Ho must
bo iu love with her to do that !"
Stophimio began to laugh.
"My dear Madamo do Rothonwald,
where havo you been ? Havo you not
seen that for tho last four weeks bo has
not danced a cotillion oscopt with
"Niece," said Madame do Nollingon,
"you would do much bottor not to
inoddlo yourself so much with tho aff
airs of others."
And tho old Conutoss roso to go.
Madamo do Rothonwald took Stophan
io's arm, and tho two went to look on
a ontrr clan' which was forming.
"This is strange, Stophanio; see,
there is M'Ue de olkonstein dancing
with tho grand equerry, and opposite
to them is Eborstodorf and tho Fronk
enthal." "Because hor royal Highness has
ordered tho .Major to danco tho ilret
conhv dane with Honrictto. But did
you notico Ottalio's face when sho saw
hor I'tx-a-u's I am certain that sho
is furious, and that Frederic will pay
dearly for his coifre tlanse, for she de
tests tho Frmkonthal."
"Do you think, then, that she loves
"Sho ! tho cold, proud Ottalio 1 She
will never love, and, oven if sho did,
she would dio a thousand times rather
than let him ooo it."
"In that caso sho will find hor equal,
for Eborsdorf's is a character no less
haughty and untamable than her own.
Tho object of this conversation, Ot
..i,i An vTnll.-riiatiin. Kunmed nerfeotlv
IIIIIU 1IU 1. I y
i: al, ;,1,.l ,, nf fnminin
,. . , , , . i.,
dignity. Nothing could bo more clas
U 1UUU1.U ,v.l. v. ,.w
8j0 than tho shupo of her head Of more
, , u,i i, roniiivos
purely chisollcd than hot foatuies.
Hot' majrllificent hair, which was Of a
f wna nurfnfl ovcrnbrow
I truly imperial; her superb carriage,
and tho habitually haughty expression
, of hor mouth, seemed to indicate that
nntliimr nsinted on the oarth wlncli
was worthy of her. Brought up
the midst of tho court, Ottalio s
the midst of tho court, Ottalio soon
found horsolf tho centre of attraction.
Hor extreme beauty, added to hor
, i i i l i
DOSlllOll, OrOUKllt to nor jlci,
Miiiilion. i-'or uiiano to nvo vtno iu
but io reign equally over all.
tho disdain with whicn slio
All biiiio ,lna,ntjnllB. Ottnlio
i : . i
treatod all tuou ? ",v" i' f "
WM surrounded wui- a crow. lo a pu
nts desperately and hop.elcs y o
No man approached hor witut bo
coming complotely fascinated, an J
ono could diviuo tho causo of tho mat -vnllmis
nowor of this young girl.
Tho danco finished, tho grand cquor
ry ftttemiited tp conduct Madomoisel
lo do Wolkonstcin to a seat, but tho
throng of guests hindered thorn sovei
id times from advancing. In ono of
theso forced stoppages thoy found
themselves behind the Lady Emily and
her mother. ((
"I do not understand you, Emily,
said tho latter, "Why ; havo you ro
fused to danco tho cotilhou with xMons.
do Tlmlheim ?"
"Becauso I am almost suro of danc
ing it with tho rrinco."
"With tho 1'rinco 1( Why, has lie al
ready eugaged you ?"
"No, but ho osked mo just now if 1
had Keen tho stables of tho Grand
Duke j then immediately after if I ovor j
iancoii cotillions, and on my replying
in tho aflinuativo, ho added, 'and I
too.' So you sco, mamma, it is just
tho same as if ho had engaged me."
Tho mother shook her head with an
incredulous liir, and Ottalie, who,
thonks to her know ledge of English,
had undorstool all, resolved to dofout
the plans of Lady Emily.
"With what happy mortal do you
danco tho midnight waltz. ?" (tho mid
night waltz on St. Sylvester's evo is
very much sought lor by all tho danc
ers, because at tho first stroko of tho
clock which sounds tho last hour of
tho yoar, thoy havo tho privilogo of
kissing their partners in tho wulU;said
tho Grand Duohoss to her favorite.
when a fow minutes beforo twolvo tho!
band struck up tho Gabriollc. Ottalio
had just timo to namo Mens, do Ebors
dorf, whon ho cumo to claim his part
ner. At the first stroko of midnight tho
waltz stopped, and tho orchestra sa
Juted by u joyous blast of trumpets the
commencement of a now Join.
In the midst of tho univorsal joy
Fredelio wished to tako advantage of
tno sweet pnvilcgo accorded him. He
'onn'' forward to imprint tho kiss on
Ottalios forehead, but tho lattor 10-
pulsed him, stopping back, and red
dening with angor. D'Ebersdorf, con
fouuded, could scarcely recover him
self enough lo say:
"It scorns lo mo you owo mo that
for my roses."
"In that event, I bog you to tako
them again. Givo them to whom you
please, I do not want thorn."
"Monsieur d'Eborsdorf, I do not
know who has givou you tho right to
call mo thus."
Fredorio bit his lips.
Tho waltz commenced again and
terminated without oither of them
speaking a word more.
Mademoiselle do Wolkonstein had)
returned to hor seat, and occupied her- j
self in sometimes watching Lady Etui-'
ly.who, with visiblo impationco, sought
to catch the Prince's oyo, and some-1
times Major d'Eborsdorf, who, seated
besulo Madomoisollo do Frankonthal,
whispered to her with an unaccustom
ed warmth of mannor when thoPrinco
presented himself beforo her.
"My lord," said Ottalio, aftor tho
first words wore exchanged, "permit
mo to inquire after the health of Sul
tan." The face of his Royal Highness
gl'iwt'd at this touching mark of con
descension in a person who was so lit
tlo in tho habit of showing it. Ho sat
down besidd hor and hastened to givo
hor the most satisfactory accounts as
to tho well-being of his favorito horso.
Mademoiselle do Wolkenstein was
so couiplnisant, and listonod with such
a lively interest to tho Priuco that tho
latter, olated with his success, asked
her if she would honor him by dancing
a cotillion with him.
Four days boforo, Mllo. do Wolkon
stoin hud promised the cotillion of St.
Sylvester to Frederic At tho momont
when the cotilliou was forming ho ad
vanced to remind hor of her engage
ment. "You must forgivo my troachoious
momory, Cttuiit," roplied sho, "but I
had forgotton that which you wish mo
to remember, and I havo just made
"May I havo the honor of knowing
with whom ?" asked he, forcing him
self to appear calm.
Tho Priuco advanced to claim Otta
lio's hand. At the samo moment La
dy Emily and her mother crossed tho
saloon and retired.
"Moiisiour d'Eborsdorf, will you bo
kind enough to complete tho cotillion,"
vociferated tho Prince, and Frederic
placed himself with Md'llo Frankon
thal at the right of his royal highness.
The changes of tho thousand and
ono figures of this capricious danco
placed d'Eborsdorf and Ottalio sido by
side, and thoy were le;t thus alono for
"I thank you, Mademoiselle do Wol
kenstein," said tho Count. "It only
romains for mo to thank you for hav
ing opened my eyes beforo it was too
"What do you moan, sir?"
"That I havo nothing to do with tho
mistresses of princes"
The royal dancor roturnod too soon
for Ottalio to reply, oven by a look, to
this ofl'eiisivo speech. Rago was in tho
depths of hor heart and sho tried to
hide her ogitution under an appear-
unco of lightuos3 which ill suited nor.
Her excessive gayoty caused univorsal
On the morrow at tho lovoo of tho
Grand Dnko, Major d'Eborsdorf asked
permission of his sovereign to marry
M'Jlo do Fraukeulhal, but to this re
quest ho added auother, which was
that ho should immediately bo sent on
somo distant embassy, Tho Grand
Duko cousonted to everything. Four
days aftoward Frederic was married
iu tho presence of tho whole court,
and, charged with a special mission to
St- Potersburgh, quitted F , with
jjjs wife mid despatches.
A voar had rolled by. Tho heredi
tary Pi inco was man ied to tho Prin
cess. Madomoisollo do Wolkon
stein was ill with a malady of which
tho physicians to their Royal High
nesses could understand nothing.
Somo belioved that she was grioved at
tho marriago of Major d'Eborsdorf, for
sho had scarcely reached homo after
tho coromony whon sho was soizod
with a chill, which lasted raoro than
threo hours, and sho kept hor bed for
six weeks. Since (hat timo sho had
suffered much; thoy said that sho had
some affectum of tho heart. Tho waltz,
FRIDAY, OCTOBlPt 25, 1SG7.
above all, was rigorously forbidden j
hor; for, having waltzed at a ball given
iu Honor ot tno rrinco s mnripngc, biio
camo very near dying.
Onco more it was St. Sylvester's ovo.
Major d'Eborsdorf and his wife, who
had roturnod from St. Petersburg
within tho last threo days, attended
tho court ball. Ottalio, who was suf
fering moro than usual, had retired,
and tho Grand Duchess, wishing be
fore sho descended to tho saloon to
ombraco and say good night to tho in
valid, entered her room; but she found
Ottalio sleeping so profoundly that
sho went away without awakening
A lively waltz struck up. Major d'
Eborsdorf was waiting till tho Grand
Duko, who was entertaining him with
tho account of an immense hunt ho
wished to get up, had finished speak
ing, before ho wont to claim a partner
for tho danco. Suddenly a general
movement was observed tho waltzers
stopped, tho music was hushed. A
fomalo clothed iu white was crossing
the saloon, and, dispersing with a ges
turo all who woro in her path, she went
straight towards Eborsdorf.
"Irederic, c.oino and waltz," said
"Ottalio 1" This was all that he
"For tho lovo of God, Monsieur,"
interrupted tho physician of tho Grand
Duchess, "do not contradict her; do all
that sho wishes, and above all, do not
awaken her. Sho is in a somnambulic
"Come," repeated Ottalie; "why do
you wait ?"
Eborsdorf followed hor mechanical
ly, and tho waltz commenced.
Tho waltz ended.
"It is too warm here; lot us go and
breathe tho fresh air," said sho, draw
ing tho Count toward tho principal
window in tho gallery. She opened it
and went out on a balcony, whence
thoy could see tho gardens of tho pal
ace. "How calm is all around us," said
Ottalie, seating hersolf on a stone
bench, and drawing Eborsdorf down
bosido hor. Oh, Frederic, I havo suf
fered much, but it is necesiary to suf
fer to buy tho happiuess which I enjoy
at this moment. In my grief I blasp-1
homed against (jod, I did not behovo
in Him now that I am happy He has
entered my soul like a flood of light
and heat. Holy religion of lovo, I
prostrato myself beforo theo .'
"Miserable fool that I was !" ox
claimed Ebersdorf, forgetting in tho
violence of his grief tho warning of tho
doctor. "All is over now. Oh my hap
piness, my future, my life lost, lost,
without return ! Oh, prido ! prido I"
"Pride 1" slowly repeated Ottalie,
"it is for that which I have suffered so
much pride, and then jealousy. Why
did you dance with tho Frankonthal,
why Wait upon her with such devotion?
Jealousy devoured mo. Answer me,
Frederic, have you over loved hor ?"
"Never!" said tho Count in a hol
low voice, stilled by emotion.
"And havo you always loved mo ?"
"Moro than my life," replied ho.
"What a future of happiuess and
lovo opons for us," continued Ottalie,
softly resting hor head on the Count's
shoulder. "Wo will go through life
leaning upen each other."
Sho ceased to speak; her lips yet
moved, but no souud camo from them.
Suddonly tho first notes of a waltz
woro hoard. Ottalie sprang up.
"Do you hear, Frederic, tho mid
night waltz; it is tho samo as last year,
la Gabiielle, my favorito waltz. Yon
will danco it with mo henceforth al
ways with mo 1"
Sho ro-cntered tho saloon, loaning
on tho arm of tho Count.
Sho traversed with a bound the
double row of waltzers, and commenc
ed to danco with a kind of furore, with
out stopping an instant. Sho turned,
as though borno by a whirldwiud.
"Faster !" sho called out every mo
ment; "faster! faster 1" And tho mu
sic quickened so much that Frodoric
could hardly follow her in hor ff arful
waltz. Midnight sounded.
Breathless, exhausted, sho almost
fell into his arms.
"That kiss which I rofused theo
tako it !" said sho in a voico by short,
"Ottalio, my life, my only lovo 1"
cried Frederic, forgeting himself and
straining hor passionately to his heart,
as ho pressed his lips to hers.
A piorcing cry aroso. Ottalio es
caped from tho arms of tho Count, and
foil at his foot in frightful convulsions.
"Gracious hoavona 1" Count, you
havo awakened her, oxclaimod tho
"Tho danger is passed," said tho
physician, "ouly God will awakon hor
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Parker; John B. Pago; Mathow II.
IJuckham; Luthor L. Dutchor; P. D.
Bradford; Geo. W. Grandoy.
Rev. W. C. Smuh, Dr. Ezra Paino,
and Chas. W. Thompson, of Mont
polior, and Dr. Gates B. Billiard, of
f-t Jolinsbury, woro udmittod as them
bors. A resolution, offered by Hon.
Chas. Reed, was adopted, inviting tho
heirs of tho late Col. Honry Stevens,
for many years tho President of the
Socioly, to donate such documents as
pertain to tho history of tho State.
Hon. E. J. Pholps, of Burlington, was
selected to deliver tho next annual
In tho evening tho annual address
was delivered in Representatives Hall,
by Hon. C. W. Willard, of Montpol
ior. It was upon the wholo an able
effort as fur as lunguugo and composi
tion was concerned, and we think one
of his ablest The subject, "Vermont.
Its present and future," could not fail
to bo interesting to his audience. Tho
spcakor descanted upon tho present
dead conservatism of tho State, in re
spect to population, and active busi
ness. Ho said, perhaps, truly that
"Vermont was like n grand old tree of
the forest, that had reached its prime."
But shall it remain so while other
parts of the nation are advancing so
fast ? Is there nothing beforo us but
decline aud fall ? Ho thought thoro
was no need of that. There wus yet
unexplored wealth within our bor
ders. "He who attempts nothinsr, ad
vances nothing. We must bo some
thing more than an ogricultural State.
Thoy who till the soil have many vir
tues, but agriculture soon reaches its
growth. Wo must bo something moro
than an agricultural people. Our
young men will not stay in Vermont
unless they find as remunerative em
ployment hero as in other States.
Henco it is that tho most enterprising
of hem emigrate.
Eudnring growth comes only from
progressive industry." Tho speaker
admitted that thoro woro somo things
against us, and alluded most truthful
ly to tho largo amount of surplus
capital now locked up in Government
bonds, aud thought that fact was a
greater evil than thoir non-taxation.
JIo advocated a more equal attach
ment law, making investments and
enterprise moro safe. Ho thought
our system of Education should be
such as to lead to greater industry.
Thoro woro too many dead heads
among us in many of tho professions,
aud also out of them.
But wo should, abovo all, have great
faith in tho future. "Faith is as good
in temporal as spiritull things." This
ago should be made moro practical.
"Knowledge for itsolf simply is noth
ing. Wo should not havo less learn
ing, but moro activo knowledge.
Rev. Pliny IT. Whito then rea 1 a
paper upon tho "Life and Services of
Win. C. Bradloy," wLich was a short
memoir oloquontly written and neatly
Vermont Colonization Society.
Tho -18th anniversary of tho Ver
mont Colonization Society was holden
at Representatives' HaH on Thursday
evening, tho 17th inst. After prayer,
the Secretary, Rov. J. K. Converse,
read the annual report, which seemed
to bo highly satisfactory to tho friends
of tho society, showing at least a grati
fying success tho past yoar, to thoso
engaged in tho colonization of tho Af
rican race. Tho report urged that
morally, patriotically, and commerci
ally, tho enterprise was ono worthy
of the earnest labors of tho best men.
Tho Treasurer's report was road and
accepted, after which Geuoial J, Yv.
Phelps, of Brattloboro, delivered tho
General Pholps is a decided speak
er, und all his occontricitics havo a
good substratum of practical common
sense, and his address on this occasion
showed a thorough and nubstantial
know'cdgo of tho subject discussed,
and a hearty oarnobtness in tho causo
for which ho labored.
Thoso who havo attended tho meet
ings of this society iu former yoars
woro gratified to obsorvo a much larg
er altcndauco than usual tho present
your, and notwithstanding tho address
"wu3 quito lengthy it was listenod to
with marked attention.
Tho Business Meeting was at 2 o'
clock in tho afternoon for tho choico
of officers aud for other purposes.
Tho following named gentlemen woro
Piosident Hon. Daniel Baldwin,
Vico Pro ilonls Hon. John Greg
ory Smith, and Hon. Samuel Kob
Secretary Rov. John K. Converse.
Treasurer Geo. W. Scott
Auditor Sumuol Wells.
Manugors, Hon. Paul Dilliughum,
Freeman Koyes, Joshua A. Hondco,
Rov. Geo. B. Salford, Rov. Wm. II.
Lord, Jamos T. Thurston, His Excel-
loncy John B. Pago, Gon. J. W.
Pholps, Rov. Win. S. Hazcn, Rov. Soth
After tho election ot officers, n paper
drawn up by Gon. J. W. Pholps was
considered and acted upon by tho
Board: said pupor embodying tho reso
lution passoil by tho Legislature of
Vermont iu 18G0, asking Congress to
establish a lino of mail steamers be
tween this country and Liberia, and a
petition asking CoiigrctB to carry said
resolution into effect, &c.
Vermont Bible Society.
Tho meeting of tho Vermont Bible
Society to eclebrato tho 65th anniver
sary, took placo at tho Stato Houso on
Wednesday lGth, at 2 o'clock, p. m.
Tho following board of olliccrs wcro
Hon. Paul Dillingham, Wulcrbury,
Hon. William Nash, Addison Coun-
Hon. A. B. Garduor, Bennington
Rov. Isaac McAnn, Chittenden
Rov. C. S. Biishnoll, Essex County.
Hon. John G. Smith, Franklin Couu-
G. Whcolor, Grand Islo
Rov. J. T. Ford, LamoillS County.
John Lyndo, Esq., Orango County.
Rov, J. W. Bomis, Orleans County.
Hon. John B. Pago, Rutland Coun
ty Rev. II. W. Worthcn, Washington
Rov. Gcorgo P. Tyler, Windham
Rov. Wm. Sowall, Windsor Couuty.
Rev. A. L. Cooper, Moutpolicr, Re
Rov. W. H. Gilbert, Norwich, Cor
responding Secretary and Goner al
Hon. John A. Pago, Montpelier, Sec
rotary. II. Y. Y. Barnes, Esq., Montnelier,
Board of Viicclom. Rov. Wm. B.
Hazen, Rev. Wm. H. Lord, Rov. P.
Morrill, Rov. P. P. Ray, J. G. Stimp
son, Esq., Rev. W. J. Kidder, Rev. E.
Q. Carpouter, Rev. P. H. White, Rev.
J. A. Sherburn, Henry Nutt, Esq.,
Rov. Austin llazen, and Rov. B. F.
On assembling in tho Hall of tho
Houso of Representatives in the even
ing, a hymn was sung und reading of
Scriptures by Rov. W. B. Unzou, and
prayer was offered by the Rov. Mr.
Tho annual report was then submit
ted by tho General Agent, Rov. W. II.
Gilbert, which was accepted by tho
Hon. John A. Pago then presented
tho Treasurer's rcpoit, showing somo
$1,500 balanco remaining in tho Treas
ury at present. This report was also
accepted by the Socioty.
Tho President thou introduced J.
B. Angell, President of tho University
of Vermont, who delivered tho annu
al address upon tho subject, "Rela
tions of tho Biblo to Civil Liberty."
It was something over an hour long,
and during tho wholo timo tho olo
quont spcakor held tho audience which
crowded tho hall spoil-bound and fixed
thoir attention upon tho subject so
forcibly sot beforo them. It would
not bo too much to say that President
Angell's address was tho best over do
livored in the Hall or beforo tho So
cioty. Practical Joking In High Lire.
Tho Paris coi respondent of tho Lon
don Glolic writes:
"Practical joking, I had thought,
died out long ago in all decent society;
but, if newspapers aro to bo belioved
a thing of which I am not at all cer
tain (I speak, of course, only of those
of Franco and the rest of tho contin
ent) it still nourishes in tho highost
socioty of this country. Hero, for ex
ample, greatly condensed, is a story I
find in ono of tho journals of Paris:
"A distinguished party wcro a fort
night ago tho guests of tho Marquis do
Gu , iu tho chateau of , in tho
neighborhood of Trouvillo. Tho la
dies of tho party being borod, resolved
somowhat ungratefully, iu order to
umuso thomsolvcs, lo play off u joko
on thoir host. So ono night thoy
placed a quantity of Hour between tho
sheets of his bed. At his customary
hour tho Marquis retired to rest, but
tho strango substanco astonished him,
and ho jumped up. Ho found himself
as whito as a miller fiom hoad to foot.
A fow moments' roilection convinced
him that ho was thu victim of a trick.
Ho coolly rang for his valet, made tho
man scraps him and wash him anil
chango tho sheets. Ho thou returned
Tho next morning ho said not a
word of what had hiippoued. Three
ovonings after ho Droporfed u drive to
a small shooting lodgo in tho neighbor
hood, whero thoro was a splondid view,
and when ho got thoro ho offered the
ladies tea. Tho cako sorvod with thp
liquid was extraordinarily good, and
tho fair dames did ample justico to it.
Thoy declared that they had novor
seen onything liko it in Pun's. 'Yet
nothing would bo moro bimplo than to
mako such cukes,' mud tho Marquis.
'First tako your Hour,' continued ho,
with all tho solemnity of a cookery
book, 'und then roll a muii in it.' Tho
ladies looked ughast, 'Yes, mcsdamcs,
tho cako is mndo of tho Hour in which
it was your pleasure I should ba whit
ened tho othor night 1' 'Jlorreur.'
(JuvUc honour, !' soroumcd thoy."
Sr- Why does tho duck como out of
tho water? Fur- Bttn-dry rcuscus.
A correspondent of tno Chrw-iiai
Advocate under date of August r34th,
writes from Moscow cs follows:
"Outside cities, this couutry Yivts IKf
beauty. Its nearly levol surface pro
scnts Rcnxta cultivated fields, mora
meadow and still more" forest Few
and far between are tho' rouglf log-
hut villages of tho peasantry, irregu
larly placed, mixed- up with log; barns
and BtableVt, without ono mark of tasto
or culture. In tho cities wo find tho
latter. St Potcrsbufgh a'ntl Moscow
will crompiiro favorably with tho finest
cities of Europe, and, indeed, tho viow
ol tho lattor from tho high tower of
Ivon Veleki is tho finest city view I
over saw. No dingy slato or tilo is
used in roofing, but tin, painted with
malachite. The novelty and agrec
ablenoss of this color arc very strik
ing. This paint is durable, and docs
not, liko our grenn paints, poison tin
rain-water. But tho most striking of
all fcaturoj of tin viow aro tho four
hundred and sixty churches with their
green or guilt domes, and their glit
tering cros-joistum Hinting tho dome?
MoFicow has a population of 350,030.
on 1 is by far the bo-t provided ity iu,
respect to churches I ovor saw. M ro
ovjr, shrinoj and chipols containing
tho pictures of Mary and tho infaut
Jesus, abouud in tho streets, shops,
houses, steamboats, c'ty gates, and
oven railroad cars. Many aro illumi
nated by lamps and candles day and
night. Idolatry aboifnds. Tho con
stant bowing, cVosHUg, prostration,
and imuge-kifcsing pr.icliccd in thoir"
services, leave Romanism quite bohind
My power of faco' was sorely taxed at
first iu maintaining tho outward som
blanco of gravity. A- coach and u'x
ptiBscd mo yesterday. Within wus" t
priest with 11 largo Manonna, hasten-'
iug to somo sick bed, to enrry grace
perhaps hoaliug power,- for twenty-five;
rubles. Somo of theso old Madonn'a'a
havo a high roputo, over tho Redeem
er's Gato, uti entrance to tho Kremlin
is olo so sacred that a soldier enforce
tho removal of every hat,- whether of
Jew or Gentile, czar or beggar, when
passing beneath. I ask myself tbo"
question how tho Church' of England
can hold out one hand toward Ibor
Church of Rome, and tho othor tow
ard tho Greek Church, both grossly
idolatrous. If theso Churchs over'
unite, woo to dissenters.
Moscow is a better placo to1 study
tho peoplo than St Petcrsbrirgh. Tho;
latter is modern, and in contact with
the outsido world. Moscow is old,
contral, and was long tho capital-.
Hero tho middle class aboift (fisap'
pears. Tho streets abound in coarse-"
ly-clad, dingy, hairy, rough men. Tlio
common dress material of all, incln'd-'
ing soldiers, is n coarse grayish-brown1
woolen stuff, looking dirty when now,
and novor getting ovtr it- Block
bread and brandy seom to bo tho sta
ple of thoir diet. At the bazar yesJer-
day I saw a man dining on a raw. car--rot
and a glass of braiuiy, and n boy"
on a cucumber and brandy. Yet thu'
only drunken man I havo scon in Rus-
sla were two of Admiral Farragut's
American seamon in tho winter pal--ace.
Beggars ot tho sturdiest framet
abound ovon more than in Ireland
but not so ragged. Probably the cli
mato vetoes tho rugs. If tho cost of
the splendors of churches und palaces,
of shrines, lamps, candles, incense, of
bolls and chimes mid bell-ringers, of
swarming priests aud nuns, aud of
brandy, could bo dovoted to tbor edu
cation and profitable employment o!
tho massos, beggary would certainly
Tho middlo class in our favored
land, educated, intelligent, self-re'
specting, tasteful, 11101 al, havo no rep-'
resentatives worth naming hero. ,
Terrible Scaffold Scent?.
A horrible' scaffold scone occurred:
in tho prison yard of Janor, Selcscia,'
recently. A young woman, not of tho
lowest class of population, was to Uft
boheaded for gratifying her jealousy
of a former lover, by an act that bad
led to tho death of soveral persons.
Tho faithloss man had deserted hor'
und married another girl. Tho de
serted mistress, to revenge hersolf, set
tiro to his houso and several persons'
porished in the flames. Sho was ar
restod, convicted, aud soutoucod to
suffer death. On tho scolfold, just at
tho moment when tho executioner'
bared hor neck and was about to fas
ten hor to tho fatal block, sho broitoi
loo3e, seised tho axo that was to cut off'
her head, aud defied tho dumb-fcund-od
oilicer to tako her. They rushed
upon her, showered blows upon her'
Ueud aud finally, aftor sho had alight--ly
wounded somo of them iu.- tho sctl?--lie,
sho was knookod down and' hand'-'
cuffed. Sho uttered wild, terrible
scroams all tho timo, and tho execu
tioner and his moil tried to' didpatcb
her as soon as possible; thoy toro hor
dress from hor shoulders, tied hor feet
and dragged hor to tho block. M-
though sho still screamed, and resist--cd
to tho best of hex power, the leuth'
or strap on tho block by which the'
head is drawn forward was soot
slippetl over it, and tho executioner"
soized tho axe. Unfortunatoly tho
dipudful scono hod mftdo him quito
norvous, and, on striking u,cr,tlv
missed her neck, and cut deeply fnfb'
hor shoulder aud buck. Tho blootl
rushod from tho foarful wound, and
tho scroams of tho unfortunuto woman1
grow heart-rending boyond descrip
tion. A second blow, dealt her a few'
seconds aftorwftvds, finally put a. stop
to hor suffering.
fi- A fut cow of Durham grade ' iC-Jw
recently shiughtorcd in Londou, vtWco
weighed vhen killed 1950 lbs.,- Bi tl
yield; fjiO lbs. of rough Ullq-fT