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ST. A.L13A.JSTS, VT., FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1S6S.
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WILBUR y. DAVIS.
"PITOlt AND VnOPKIKTOR.
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lllank Book Mnnufitctorer,
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" HORACE V. HALL, M. D.
(Late of tl Amy, Ac., )
ii a-. . turned to St. Allans, and may be found
for the preeent at the American Hotel.
Partieuliir attention paid to Oji-iM-ativeSnrKery.
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G . 3L PIE11CE Clebk.
k MEUICAX HOCSE. Jtichford, Vt., Jerry B
1 i. Sweatland rroprietor. Tliis Hotwe 18 locat-
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House. IVst-Office and Mills. 180-ly
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""IA1IE partnerahip heretofore existing between
X Wm. Locke and Louis McH. Smith, under
Hi.- firm name of LocUe & Smith, is this day
Uwlved bv mutual consent. All de'ote due the
rmer flnri mnst be mid at their old place or
iusinees. WILUAJI LOCKE,
LOUIS Mel). SMITH,
Ht.Albai X'v-f 18.1SG7. 157.tf.
R0051S IN BABKBS' BLOCK TO LET.
Suitable for Lawyaw Offices, Milhners
M:ons, or Club Booms; ajw first class Stores
on first lloor, Jienrly oomplote, 202-3w.
KESPEBE Collars, of all kinds at
WM. X. SMITH & CO'S.
"It Works Like a Charm."
ehe1UK'" Klll"'K Mgic Oil cures Hoad
Btwine'a raiu-RiUmK Magic Oil cures TDth-
BejiBc'sPain-KillmKMaeleoa cures Xe-iral-Kia.
Keune'sPaiu-Killiug Magic oil ,,lr,.s itj,ou.
Reiine'8 Fain-Killing 3Iagic Oil cures Lame
ness. Itennc'a Fain-KDling Magic OiJ cures Skin
Some folks Beem to be proud of telling how
"lame their jdiouiders sro" of my crick in the
tuck" or, "I have got tho Sciatica" and elc
l.ght in braCging ibat 'notli!ng canjeure rae l"
but when wc pet Btich "awful folks" to use
iiv-ene'a rain-Killinf; Magic Oil, faithfully, wc
:ii it only euro their lameness and charm away
heir pains, but we actually take all that kind of
'"brag out of them!', and ibey frankly own up
ndeay, "It works fiko a charm!"
Sold by all Druggists, Merchants and Grocets.
Sole proprietor and inannfacturer, Pittefield,
Shall II titgct thee when the spri ic wines back,
And the grin-i muta begin abont the trees.
And cling and brighten ; and no heart has lack
Of living, ana no car of melodies,
Anl no eye weaiy of the ramies air
The world grows sivet tcr than a heart can bear,
Live with white viol' t r.honc breath has made
Each like a nillo where young heads arc laid,
Fragrant and rraii, and hid in their warm air :
When nil sweet flower-scents rise like happr
From gdhh-n memories of olden times,
And out m 1 tenth springs Life, and iov from
And laiiRhter to young hps, and love to men -Shall
I torget thei- then, torgct thee then ?
77 &Jcjf a Driuiiia f'ttp.
The sky it. a drinking enp
That wa overturned of old.
That down n jponra
Itx wine of airy gold.
V- .hi'i'u thf wine ill da,
l'ili i he last droj. is drained tip,
And are lighted off to bed
II tlu joxvt b. in the cup. 9
Lillian Vernon's Companion.
BY A. A. DAYTON.
LILLIAN AXD VEUONUA.
: iiiilii not elisturbme, Veronica;
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i'.' I tin -jie.iiM-i .hit L.nt move lroiii ;lu-i-
. ; i'i wliicli -In- tin It" rei liju'il, 10
'.i ;li.- in u-eotii. r. The trirl oalh-.l
iin.' ti.U'l -'i,!l --ualihily, ymi
!'i I' i( c tiled ii :o-t.i-t- the fiorj:-
iii. - i ::l iet, :tllllil.lei d Ilel ;II1U am .-.-
! "' ii'-.'iii ;h l-til '-. form.
. 'l h:i ciro' 1. 1 in w s .''' :.n.i her keen
jr. i .-in i''ei'l iicr :i letter
'. hi. !i iii r tr:end ' Id."
l.i!li:.;i ',:,iii did lint -! ;ik lor a
1 1 1 : 1 1 1 .'i. (i.imuU he el isjied ihe hand
;h ; I .ii! 1. 1 hi In r -'imildef. Itwa.sas
il ,i l.n.:!it ; i "ii i if.; linatii. uhieh r-he
t'e tred in 'i'-ji. i. li.id lioiifd her i t ll lt-
:ii''d 'ii' 'II 'liu 'e was a -eft lifilit in
:," : 1 1 1 1 1 ..-. :iifi a -iirh, 1 v and
' . in a-a-, . . ; i.i f pain, iiar'u d her
i',-. Ii - i in. 1 lo i all in r 'lie.-nnre
.'i in v. ha i M r r. cries -he hail itieiii Itr
ed: I -i -.il! - '. did not niovi". and
-i'i!i ".'. nil ii.',. ii.- -i et-. and uvoiw
!cd 'lia' Viruiiii'M knew the
, e... i.; r jilt ...-am ihoimlit-i-tliiifiT-
i !, ii . ,t ii , i rfrm'i ( h irles Herhert.
i.i ' '.i.i i"- w.srd. 1 liave Hot heard
f if. 'liin in i';tiH -J'l'4. it is year--.ne.
h . t.t 'in.- that little ra-k-
! I'r i Villi.-. I' -lands ujhiii mv
dt ;-t.i' i- . V t'unii a. lie a leail-in-iti!
idle life then; anlhb letters to
ln !' ' lirtlier Wore tilled with des-enpTioif-
ul L"ir?eoUH fetes autl beautiful
wniii. n. aiiif iiio.iiihirht seaw. How lie
l.n.d -tie ' .mtil'tiT ! ilarrv anil lie
wtn --nil uieiids! And t fun Harry
died, and ni father, who is so proud
at.d euid, lilt ,. lte el' rote exeejit Oil
' i , ; -ni - - : ai.d a! k.-l ( hailt- e -eased to
-j . ak .!' me in iii- lnuried letters. He
! .(iii.iiif. to iiiolahd atrain.'"
Ve-miiea lnl not an-wer She waited
a- i! Hi hi'.ir ine.iv.
iii w e'ltm , I -hould Ii.tM- said ; and
in- v .11 he la :, til this very house, to
niirh:. H w rote -u kindly I thought
hi ;. d iiili'nttt U 'i.-, lui! lie is just the
n.i a-eir. I v.... id. i-if he will think
in- a!:. !"(. He -a- he hope-to find
in- 'hi s.-'iin i't't I am a W'tnan now,
and he It ' i no a - honltriil. (). Veroni
.,, Ii- i- .- V;nitifnl ! Did you oyer
m i-h tul-e I e .'itif'.il, Vetoitiea? to have
:ho-e who looked upon you eonfesstliat
o;i ."' -.. with involuntary homaRC?
'minLun, I could almost wish it for
myself tliis aftfnioon. Charles loves all
that is beautiful,"
If Lillian's eyes had been upraised, she
would have f-een a shadow, dark and al
most malipnant, pass over ttie face thai
bent above her. Ungraceful in person,
and cold in her exterior, the companion
and dependent of the beiresa of Holly
wood had often cursed in her heart tho
adverse fate that had denied her all ex
ternal attractions. Often, sis she had
wreathed the beautiful curls, of whose
grace Lillian was unconscious, or array
ed the form, whose every motion was
grace itself, a bitter, envious thought
poisoned the better feelings of her nature
until she had almost come to hate the
gentle trirl. who loved and trusted her
with all the earnestness of an affection
ate, guilelee nature.
"Fortune, beauty, love, all showered
upon her," Veronica had murmured;
"while I, lKun her equal, must rest in
obscurity, because a tithe of these gifts
has been denied me. O, if I were but
beautiful, how I would win men's
hearts 1 JIow they should acknowledge
the spell of my prwenoe, and bow down
?fore me, forgetlul that my loveliness
was my only dowry!"
And then a mirror would reflect a face
pale with envy, and features harsh and
contracted. Alas, for Veronica! She
remembered Charles Herbert. Could
she ever forget him, For in his rude
boyhood lie had taunted her with her
dependence she could have borne that
and of her plainness, of which she
haled even then to hear. She could re
call every incident of that scene his
frank, manly face, and her own glance
",So he was coming homo, and no
doubt would woo and win his old play
fellow. He was Sir Charles Herhert
now, though Lillian had forgotten that."
Thus ran Veronica's thought. "A".d
she will be mistress of all her father's
wealth, and I, still in the shadow, must
stand byand see the bridal pageant, and
guard thejowels thatsht-isnow to wear,
and smile when I could weep, and bless
when my heart curses!"
It is sad to see a human he&rt given
up to such evil guidance ; but it was the
festering thought of a lifetime, and Ver
ronica was a rare dissembler.
'Nav, confess jt," she cried, playful
ly, as "she still looked down upon the
letter, filled with kindly words and
anticipations; "you love your father's
ward, Lillian? Your brother's friend
that is not all. Well, he will be hap
py, for he could not refuse such horn
"i offer him homage I But you must
"Nay; do you think I have been blind
all this while to the love-dream that fil
led your heart ? There are orange flow
ers in that little casket; withered, it is
tme but Sir Charles gave them to you
ere he sailed from England. There is a
curl of brown hair beneath the velvet
cushion; it is marvellously like some
curls I have seen on his forehead. And
perhaps you forget standing before the
picture that hung in your brother's
room, ere it was closed, and sighing as
you turned away ?"
No wonder that Lillian blushed, and
and withdrew her hand impatiently.
"And your eyes will welcome him
back again; and your lands may fin
ish the conquest," she half murmured.
"There go, Veronica ; my eyes ehall
never tell unmaidenly secrets. Did I
not love yu so well, I could chide you
for epaaking thus. I hear a bustle in
the courtyard ; I am not ready to receive
my father's guests ypu inust do it for
inc. They have entered ihe drawing
room " . , ...
It needed not Lillian's impatient en
treaties, for Varonica's heart beat fast
with the wish to see Charles Herbert
first, alono; and vet she complied as one
who confers a favor. Then Iiillian
(sank back upon the couch once more,
and seemed to forget what was required
of her, Tlie rich fall jof lace trembled to
the quick beatings of her heart, and her
hands clasped the letter liprvously, She
listened eagerly to cateli tlie spund of
voices below; hut there was nothing
save the trampling of the steeds in the
courtyard, and the murmur of the eum
mer fountain that plaved beneath her
"Veronica spoke strangely," thought
she. "Havel beenunniaidenlv? Have
I given my love unsought? Have I
cherished other than a sister's love for
Charles? I cannot tell I do not know
myself this afternoon. JJut I will be
cold and formal. Yes, my father's own
child; and thus I will atone. Charles!"
The name was spoken with a lingering
accent, as her reverie ceased ; nor was
the lady conscious how much that little
She ro-e, aud stood before the mirror
to adjust her robe. She drew one sprig
of starry white jasni ine from a vase be
fore her, to twine among her curls, and
in another moment had glided down the
old oak staircase, already dusky with
evening shadows, and stoo'tl beforo the ob
ject;of her thoughts. She gave her hand
lightly to a tall, dark-browed stranger,
so different from the Charles of her
memory, who bowed so haughtily as
her father could have done, and led her
I How coldly his formal inquiries fell
i upon her ear! the measured tone was
! an unfamiliar sound. Her heart that
j had iluttered so wildelv, sank frozen in
! her breast. Toor Lillian ! Thov had
parted as brother and Histcr part, with a
kiss and a loving clasp ! She would have
shrunk from either, now, it is true; but
the kind letter hid boneath her silken
boddicc had not prepared her for this
unlooked-for coldness. The weary mo
menta jiassod heavily, tuid Veronica sup
ported the lagging conversation, in
which neither of the others seemed to
take interest. For once. Lillian was
j glad to hear the firm heavy tread of her
I father sounding in the hall, and she
sptvn.. forward to meet him; but a
tiioijght seemed in elieok her, and she
paii.-i-l at the entrain e. nam. etnlMirras
- d tin. n evi r lii-tore.
Mr. Vernon vn.-, as Lillian had eli.ir-a-
!' ri.-"d hinijSteiii and proud. There
was streiijrth in his compaet figure and
massive head. Masses of thick hair, n
helming to siher, Were pu.-heil ha.-k
from his square forehead ; andhisniuuth
had a re-olute compression, that did not
relax as lie hid the young stranger wel
enine. There was little soeiahility ad
ded to he group h hi- entrance, ami
win n, after n dull ami formal eveiiintr.
they parnteil. alt felt the relief of oliee
more Ik in? alone.
"iull enough, and cold enough !"'
unit lend Sir Charles, a-he stood by the
open window of his own apartment,
look in -rout upon tlieexquisite land-cape
The moonlight shone elear upon tin
dark recesses of foliage that euelo- d tin
hen iitiful lawn, and.in soft fantastic shad
ows lay on the velvet turf, quivering
with every breath of the summer wind.
The dun deer slept noac-efullv in their
sheltered coverts, and afar oil" the white
cottages of the village were visible.
"No! no! nothing else is changed,"
went on the soliloquy, "except that
Harry, my old play-fellow, is not hero
to welcome me. There is the spire of
the village church, where he sleeps. 1 1
might be better if I slept by his side.
This bright dream of love that I haw
cherished through all the long years of
my wanderings, has vanished. 1 awake,
and find nothing but withered flowers,
where I expected to find sweet and fresh
blosEonis. Poor Harry I saw his smile
when Lillian sprang to meether father.
How it chilled me. I had hoped for a
woman's greeting ; but pehaps I have
been among the children of the bright
South so long that I have forgotten En
glish coldness. She mudvt have one
smile for her brother's old friend. That
Veronica, she's not altered. The same
stealthy tread, that quick, upward
glance, when she thinks herself unob
served. She always came between Lil
lian and myself in the old days ; perhaps
this Is why I have shuiiBptl her, How
very, very beautiful Lillian has grown ;
those soft, clustering curls the down
cast eyes the floating, sylph-like mo
tion nnd yet so womanly withal ! She
is like tlie" hand I half worshipped in
Florence that soft Calo Dolce that hung
in the eiit window, 1 wish her manner
and soul were more unlike her father's.
She should have her mother's spirit
with her mother's eyes. Ah, well this
tiresome visit will soon be ended, and
then 1 will lav down my dream, and,
forget all, under sunnier skies."
LILLIA AND CHARLES.
And so the days went on at Holly
wood Sir Charles coldly, serenely cour
teous, and Lillian as distant as at first in
her stately bearing. Veronica hovered
like a shadow ever near them ; for when
business was over, Mr. Vernon was in
visible, save at dinner, for tho rost pf the
day. It was the settlement of a tedious
lawsuit, in which the estate of Sir
Charles had been involved, which had
called him to England. Perhaps his
heart beat a little faster when he heard
that Lillian was still unmarried, and
had far exceeded her girlish loveliness.
He may have had a dream of turning
from tho gay, idle life in which ho had
passodso many years, and making his
Eiigligii homo a paradise, whose Eve
hadthc sweet mouth nnd gentle ways of
his old play-fellow. But that was passed
now; and he fretted impatiently at the
chain in which the "law's delay" had
bound him for many weeks at Ilolly
laud. Now and then he would fancy Lillian
less cold, and his ow ieiness gave way
before it. Sometimes, when strolling
side by side through the dim old paths
they had loved so well in years gone by,
they would speak of those old days, and
wish that they would return again.
Once thev talked of Harry, and Sir
Charles felt the hand that lay on his
arm tremble, aiid thought the old con
fidence might be again established. But
just then they came suddenly upon
Veronica, and both turned instinctively
from the theme of their discourse.
" Nay, do not talk to me of Charles,"
Lillian had said to me that night ; "he
has brought his fine Italian manners,
and I like them not. My father must
sec it, for he shuns him : and I O,
Veronica, lie was not so once !"
And when the girl was gone, she took
a slender key from the chain she always
wore, and unlocked the Venetian casket.
It was empty, save those few faded flow
ers she hrd cherished. She took them
with an impatient gesture, as if she
would have trampled them under her
feet ; but a tear fell on them: Then they'
were pressed to her lips an instant and
then returned to their hiding place.
4 'No, no I cannot destroy them now, ' '
she said. " Harry stood near when he
gave them to me ; I will keep them for
Sir Charles was already in the break
fast room, as she entered the next morn
ing. Could she be mistaken in think
ing that he smiled more kindly, when
lie bade her " good morning ?" Certain
it was that he held her little prisoned
hand a moment, and drew her towarjls
the opened window.
"How very beautiful that far-ofi"
winding road looks in this fresh'morn
ing light," said he. " I was just think
ing how often we had cautered over it,
and wondering if the copses and the
heath through which it wound arc as
leafy and green as ever. I wish it even
had bolder thoughts, for I was wonder
ing if I might not be permitted to accom
pany Misa Vernon in her evening ride,
and find myself if it were so."
It was hard to repress the joy that
came gushing to her heitrt at these
words ; but Lillian had strong self-control,
and she only bowed an. assent.
" Aud Veronica?" he added in a tone
"Poor Veronica," replied Lillian.
" She will not leave her room to-day.
She is ill and has been so for a week past,
but would not confess it. I have noticed
her burning hands and flushed cheek,
and now I will not consent to her rising
until good doctor Linton has been con
sulted." A new light came into the eyes that
bent over her as she spoke. It was plain
Sir Charles was not anxious for the in
" Poor Veronica !" Lillian said to her
self a hundred times that morning; and
vet she seemed to feel her absence a re
lief she knew not how or wherefore.
How anxiously she watched a dark,
portentous eloud Ithat rolled slowly from
the went sis dinner was announced. But
she would not believe that a shower was
at hand, as she ordered the horses. More
than once during the interminable meal
she looked anxiously toward the win
dow, to watch its progrcse. Her father
chided her more than once for her
thoughtlessness, and once looked almost
angrily towards her, as her trembling
hand spilled the wine she was raising to
her lips. It was just as her ear caught
the first long, low muttering of the far
ofTstorin. It was sweeping down in all
its wrath, when Sir Charles was releas
ed from hisattendanee upon Mr. Vernon,
and joined her in tlie urawing-rooin.
There was no denying it now ; tlie ride
must he given up and gloomily enough
they watched the horses led away.
But, after all, it was a very pleasant
evening. There was a sense of comfort
when the rain beat agaiiiKt tho windows
when the heavily-draped curtain ex
eluded all hut the voice of the storm';
for the fire, which the chilliness of the
day made grateful, blazed cheerily up
ward. Sir Charles sat near his fair hust
eas, and watched the colors that her
skillful hands mingled in delicate em
broidery over which she bent. They
did not talk much, but the silence was
not oppressive ; and, as the evening
came wn, Lillian sang: the simple bal
lads he could so well remenilier, when
she first commenced to mingle the rich
notes of her voice with the melody of
the "liirht guitar.''
Lillian started at last, with a feeling
of self-reproach, that she had left Ver
onica alone so long:; aud then the for
mal separation was exchanged for the
briefer "good-i.ight." which may he
i ii i. to say much. With all her re-i.ini-mi
pa'uu'-. Lillian did not linger
Info -it th i.- d-i i' "f the fretful invalid,
and wlii n in !i- i o,n reiom, the little
i i-kel wn- lnM one,-f on-in her hands.
.-h"aw..ke tin iii i morning, with
thai ha'f-ln ,.m v, v i u. fit-fined con-sr:o,i-ni
! hat -i',u . kiiig jilea-ant had
o-i an. d. w iiii ii .ill i an leeo-nie; nnd
u If -n -lie r in. m'm-i'i d w ii lie w as gkid
to the elierl lid sli!i-!ille collie
-;r- aminz into li r room, sh,- riiiit?
Iron; lit r enUi h. I.i i ' on 1 1 ill If "d a hur
ried t'llll t.
Veiol) fa'- lex i- k. d not ii at t el : in
deed. ;i sl.-e.ii , ns'le-s night had
qiiiekt ned hi r .d:e.i ! rapid j-til-e. at.d.
though -he lnivTi.-d impatn nth at ihi
iluranee. he w as ofiigedto give up till
thought "i dr.' '.- la-uug below.
Lea-t soiin't hiiig might again fru
trate tki ir pi'i.ie, t. -ir ( hailes j.. tition
t d a lin'i'iiing rub . How wry beauti
ful I, il dan nm.-. it- -he lau.e hounding
dov. n iii-stoii- st,-i,-, with u childlike.
graceful Ill" eiiielif . lurhahll gathered
o i r If i' arm. to e ire-s the noble steed
thai ae'siiow i . iri- I tlu hand u' Iii- gen
tle HI! -i ft S-.
Sir (liarle seotild have kissed the dain
ty foot l.t- if M for an in-tant in his
hand, as she ault. d to the saddle ; and
in on.-nionn-tii nmre they were lost in
the green i-ta th.i' opened before them.
Tliay di I not know from what a wild,
strange gaz tiie. were thus hidden;
hut tin -ivil . ye -" were those of Ve
ronica, v hosi Hp- trembled as she fell
hack otiee more upon her pillow.
The -pi 1! i ould not pursue them, that
cloud!.---, san-l. right morning. The air
wa- load. I with fragrauce from the
blooming hedge-, and the rich clover
field- by which they passed ; a bird-song
trille d through the copse lefore them,
auel far awav the smoke -wreatlis of the
hamlet curled lazily upward. There
was excitement to horse and rider, as on
thev sw ept, Lillian's curls floating hack
with the lark plume that fell upon her
shoulders, and her eves sparkled with a
elear, joyous light, Sir Charles had not
seen in many a day. After a time their
road lay through an old forest, where the
sunliglit and bird song were softened ;
while, ahno-t unconsciously, they rein
ed their steed-, ami side by side rode on
W lnf a ti'-i in tin :-r iml old niHi'l ti. lell
The Iom thai u.tk a st. aih . uriiiit wclli l
i'mni his lie.nt, tlut knew naught but I.e. e
As tiny null t'n ie. beneath the erowelt-d tir '. "
There was enchantment in the very
atmosphere in the solemn emerald
light, in the soft shadows that trembled
across their pathway. Then they heard
the murmur of a little brook, ami Sir
Charles dismounted, while his steed
bent to drink. It was a pleasant, gras
sy glade, through which tho brook
sparkled, and Lillian needed no second
invitation to rest awhile in its shade.
But she gathered wild flowers while
Sir Charles stood beside her only to
crush them and quite unconsciously
dipped that pretty foot into the stream
before her. Imprudent Lillian !
At last she was again seated in the sad
dle, and she gathered the reins through
her slender hands. But Sir Charles did
not seem disposed to yield them, and
stood leaning against a beech-tree, and
looking up into the fair face that ltent
" Dp you know what a happy dream
I had," "he said, at length, "as we sat on
the bank together? It was memory of
days long vanished, when a blue-eyed
fairy child first stood trembling with
fear, at mounting a steed like this. 1
saw those blue eyes fill with tears, and
turn to me beseechingly. Once more I
comforted the trembler, and lifted her
to the saddle. Once more I placed the
reins in hands almost too tiny to grasp
them, and led the steed along, with one
of those little hands resting upon my
shoulder. Then there was a sweet voice
called me 'Dear Charlie!' and I forgot
for a moment that I could not take the
child in my arms, as I then held her
that sho w'as a woman jow, and the
pledged wife of another. Dear Lillian,
forgive me if I envy him."
" Who? Of whom do you speak,
" The child is here no longer of you,
and of your betrothed, tho heir of Sil
"My betrothed! You are dreaming
"Would that I could find it a dream.
But I know full well who claims this
hand;" and he kissed it involuntarily
as ho spoke.
Lillian did not withdraw her hand ;
her curls hid the budden crimson of her
cheek, as she bent forward, and whisper
ed: " I see it all now she tied to you !"
" Aud you are not to be his bride?"
"Never! I would die first!"
" Dear Lillian !" and his arm encir
cled her as of old.
Her head bent still lower ; her heart
beat very fast with mingled emotions
of excitement and happiness.
The birds heard strange tales that day
in Hollywood Forest; and they might
have whispered that abride was won be
neath its shadow. But they could not
tell the angry malice of one burning
heart, when its treachery was discover
ed and Veronica found, with all her ly
ing tales and covert sneers, she could not
separate Lillian from her betrothed. It
was indeed she who had placed the bar
rier between them at their meeting,
when Charles came, hoping to win the
sister of his friend. And Lillian's fath
er?" For once hissterness vanished,
when he clasped Sir Charles in his arms,
and called him "son," the dearest
wish of his proud heart fulfilled. And
in due time bridal chimes were rung,
though Veronica was not there to hear
them ; for her evil presence no longer
darkened the hearth of Hollywood.
The Unbuly Membeb. One of the
most difficult things is, to keep silence
whe'n we ought not to speak. John
Adams on a certain occasion, looked at
Thomas Jefi'erson's portrait, remarked.
" There's a man who knew how to hold
his tongue; what I, old fool, never
Facts jLbont Woman's Iibot:
It is not possible to state exactly the
number of women employed in the vari
ous branches of industry in New York.
In ISGtf it amounted to 1M.721, but there
are probably twice as many now. The
proportion of women to the number of
men employed at the same time was 37
17 of the one to 100 of the other, and in
Philadelphia 44,81. A considerable
number of new occupations have been
opened to women of late, or are more
largely followed by them, such as print
ing; engraving, Photograph coloring
As compositors, women have been
very successful, and are now employed
in several large establishments, inolud
ing Harper's and the Work! office.
They earn from $11 to $13 per week, be
ing paid 50 cent per 1000 ems on night
antl 40 cents on day work, the same as
men. "Women are 'much steadier then
men, and more to he relied on. They
have no "blue Mondays." and, except
for want of strength to move the forms,
and such heavy parts of the work,
would be much preferable to men ; in
fact they are superseding them, except
in tho night work, for which they have
hH5tt found too delicate. They are alto
employed at press work, working ten
hours at ?6 per week, and as binders,
look-sewers and gilders at from So to
510 per week. Out of sixty-six hands in
one establishment, ten average $10 per
week and two received $10,50. In all of
those occupations they are said to In
steadier than men.
As engravers, women can earn ?-:2n
per week if skillful. A publisher who
employs them state, three or four of them
work "on shares, each doing a special
part of the work; but thinks they do
not compete with men from want of
practice, the season for engraving being
very short, and most plates being im
pottod. The same gentleman employs
female clerks a chashier and a sales
woman and finds them preferable to
men, liccausc their services are so much
cheaper. In lioston there are ten ladies
employed a clerks in thedifiercnt book
stores. As decorators and designers for china
ware, women have not been so success
ful as might ho expected. This work is
mainly done by foreigners, and requires
a longer apprenticeship than women
can give. The latter are employed as
burnishers, and can earn at this from $8
to $9 per week. This is a purely me
chanical and somewhat laborious em
ployment, but can be easily learned,
generally in a month. Men are not en
gaged in jt, o that there is no direct
In many branches of the tailoring
business woman have almost superseded
men the difference of pay being such
'hat men cannot compete with them.
At asingle establishment in this city a
hout thirty live girls, all of Irish des
cent, are employed from S a. m. to 6
p. m., making pantaloons for the Bow
ery and ChatHam street trade. Several
-I -'wing machines are used, but most of
the work is done by hand. AVith the
exception of cutting out, all the work is
done on the promises by a division of
labor. By this means the labor is les
sened, and a girl can earn nearly double
what she could make by the ordinary
plan. The average wages are 7 per
week, smart hands earning as high as
$0. Men earn from $10 to $14 at the
heavier part of the work, such as
smoothing and pressing, which w omen
have not tlie strength to do. The work
room is light, warm, and well ventilated
with no incovenience except the heat of
the fire in summer. Cases of sickne-s
are rare, and the girls are of average
health. As a class they are not Steady
workers but apt to shirk when they get
a little money. The really industrious
are always on hand, but a great numlier
are shifueas and lazy, and only work
because necessity compels them.
The general change from day to piece
work, which has taken place in most
kinds of business, has been of great
benefit to the women as well as the men.
Those who are capable and quick can
now earn far more than they did before,
and in les.s time also. A gentleman of
large experience states that some girls
in his employ can now earn $12 and 1$3
by piece work, who only made $5 under
tfie old plan. Employers also generally
agree that the change is as much for
their benefit as for tltat of their hands.
The largest and best field of labor for
women is in occupations connected with
the sunnlv of female wearing annarel
dresses, cloaks, corsets, hoopskirts, and
also men's underclothing. In three
large establishments, about l,5oo hands
are engaged at an average of 5-7 jwr
week. The majority of these are skil
led hands, and not more than one quar
ter of those who apply are capable of do
ing the work. In one establishment
several colored girls are employed, and
are found to be very intelligent and to
get along harmoniously with their as
sociates. In all of these places the at
tendance is regular; few absences occur,
excepting from sickness, and a prefer
ence is given to women over men.
Piece-work is the rule when possible,
and the general opion is that it pays
best. As a well-informed person states,
it "gives twice the amount of work,
doubly as well performedand with only
half as much superintendence." The
use of sewing machines and division of
labor have also been beneficial both to
employer and hands, and have greatly
improved the condition of the latter.
Among the women in there establish
ments there are many who receive
quite high wages. Ten, twenty, and
thirty dollars per week are not uncom
mon salaries, and there are several who
get even forty dollars per week. The
highest salary which any woman re
ceives in this city is$o,000, which, in at
least two instances, is paid without hesi
tation. In several large Broadway
liouscs there are saleswomen who re
ceive high salaries, but these are exper
ienced persons and control a set of cus
tomers. The Sun.
Important to Travellers on Hail
roads. There is a great deal of travel on our
railroads at this season of the year, we
have procured the railroad signals,
which will be found interesting to those
who travel on the cars or witness the
movement of the trains, and the men
who operate the roads may desire to
know, the signals used everywhere on
the ro'ads. The signals aro given by the
whistle, by lanterns, Hags, and motion
of the arms, Their signification is:
One whistle "Down brakes."
Two whistles "Oil' brakes."
Three whistles "Back up."
Continued whistle "Danger."
A rapid succession of short whistles, is
the cattle alarm, at which the brakes
will always be put down.
A sweeping parting of the hand's on
the level of eye is thesignal to "go ahead.'
A downward motion of one hand, with
extended arms, "to stop."
A beckoning motion of one hand, "to
A lantern raised and lowered, verti
cally ii a'signal for "starting;" swung at
right angles, or crosswise the track, "to
stop," swung in a circle, "buck the
A red flag waved upon the track must
be regarded as a signal of danger. So
with other signals given with energy.
Hoisted at a station is a signal for a
train to stop. Stuck up by the roadside
is a signal ofdangearon the track ahead.
Carried unfurled upon the engine is
a warning that another engine or train
is on its way.
"As You Live." An honest rustic
went into the shop of a Quaker to buy a
hat, for which twenty-five shillings
were demanded. He offered twenty
shillings. "Aslliye," said the Quaker,
"I cannot afford to give it thee at that
price. "As you live!" exclaimed the
countryman : "then live more moder
ately." "Friend," said the Quaker,
"thou shalt have the hat for nothing.
I have sold hats for twenty years, and
my trick was never found out before."
Thf .rosli Jtlllinfs J'apcrsXatral
The alligator is not a natifof Nu Eng
land ; he iz too useless a critter to be
He belongs down South, and resides
in the same swamp that the copperhead
He lives upon a raw pig, and don't
hesitate to take lthem"whole,''if there
don't happen to be a smaller one on
He is also fond'of a little nigger once
in a while, by way of fresh bite.
They are amphibious, and several
other kinds of cusstew plenty tu men
shen. What on earth they are good for 1
don't seem to know, unless it is tew
wateh for pigs.
Their hides can bo tanned into leath
er, but they are as hard to skin as a
beech tree iz; and the leather when
tanued iz jest about as limber as a cook
in stove. But one pair ov boots made
out of alligatorwilllastaslongasa man's
name duz ! The only way to wear them
out is to heave them away.
Alligator meatis not luscious. If you
ask for it at a fust klass hotel the alwus
tell yu "that they are just out." It
tastes as I should "think tho beef uv a
mule would who had been worked for
ty years in a brick yard, and then been
struck by lightning to get rid uv him.
When the alligator's mouth is wide
open, the head iz just about in the cen
ter uv his body; but they have one vir
tew 1 came very near forgetting they
make a very still noise, altho thev have
more jaw than any other critter f know
These are some of the heaviest fakts I
have been able tu gather about the ali
gator. T lie alligator seems: to be a second ad
dition uv the krokadile, made out uv
what was left.
I think the krokadile usually lays
eggs when they want some more kroka
diles, but I don't kno but if they do,
and 1 ever find the nest, and the old fel
low aint on the nest, I shouldn't hesi
tate to hatch out the eggs myself with
This is all I kno at present about the
Next to the monkey, the crow has
the most deviltry to spare, 'lhey are
lniru very wild, kan be tamed az easy az
the goat kan, hut a tame crow is aktual
ly worse than a sore thumb.
If there is enny thing about the house
that they kan t get into, it iz because the
thing aiht big cnuf. I had rather watch
a distrikt skool than one tame erow.
Crows live on what they kan steal, and
they will steal enny thing tliat aint tied
They are fond uv meat vittles, and
are tlie first to hold an inquest over a
departed horse or a still sheep. They
are a fine bird to hunt, bnt a hard one
to kill ; they kan seeyu2 milestirst, and
will smell a gun rite thro the stile uv a
They are not songstirs, altho they
have a good voice to cultivate, but what
they do sing they seem to understand
thoroughly; long practiss has made
The crow is a tuff bird, and can stand
the heat like a blacksmith, and cold like
a stun wall.
They bild their nests among a tree,
and lay twice, and both eggs would
hatch out if they were laid in a snow
bank ther aint no such thing az stop
ping a young crow.
Crows are very lengthy. I beleeve
they live always. I never knu one to
die "a natraldeth, and don't believe they
They are always thin in flesh, and are
like an old injun-rubber shew, poor in
side and out.
Thej- are not considered fine eating,
altho I have read somewhere uv bileii
crow, but still I never heard ov the same
man hankering for som biled crow 2
This essa on the crow is eoppied from
natur, and if it iz true, 1 aint to blame
for it: nttur made the crow, I didn't; if
I had I would have made her more hon
est and not quite so tuff.
Leads mej to remark, in the fust place,
that thus far they are a suekcess.
They are domestick, and occasionally
This is owing to their not being biled
often cnuf in their younger daste ; but
the hen aint tew blame for this.
Hiled hen is universally respected.
There is a grate deal of originality tew
in the hen exactly how much 1 kant
tell, historians fight so much about it.
Sum say Knower had hens with'hini in
the ark, and some say he didn't. So it
goes which and hitlier.
I leant tell yu which was born fust,
the hen or the egg ; sumtimes I think
the egg wuz, anil sumtimes I think I
don't kno, and I kant tell now which iz
right for the life of me.
Laying eggs is the hen's best grip.
A hen that kant lay eggs is laid out.
One egg is considered a fair day's work
for a hen. I hev herd of their doing
better, but I don't want a hen of mine
tew do it it is apt tu hurt their consti
tion and by-laws, and thus impare their
The poet sez, butifully:
"Sumliody ha stole our old blew lirn.
I wish they'd let her lx-e,
She used to"lay 5? eggs a day,
ml Sundays she laid J,"
This sounds trow cnull" for poetry, but
I will bet 75 thousand dollarsthat it nev
er took place.
This bet stands open till the 17th day
ov next November, at half-past 12 o'clok.
Advice to Youno Men. Let the
business of every one alone, and attend
to your own. IJon't buy what you don't
want. Use every" hour to advantage,
and study to make a leisure hour use
ful. Think twice beforo you spend a
dollar remember you will nave another
to make for if. Look over your books
regularly, and if you find an error, trace
it out. Should a stroke of misfortune
come upon you in your business, re
trench, work harder but never fly the
track. Confront difficulties with un
flinching perseverance, and they will
disappear at last though you will be
honored, but shrink and you will be
X A curious incident is told in rela
tion to the funeral of the lato Thomas
D'ArcyMcCee. When the burial ser
vice was over at the cemetry, and the
dispersing, some of the members of the
procession, whose legs had become a lit
tle shaky, were disheartened at the idea
of walking back to Montreal, a distance
of two miles. The funeral car, with its
six noble steeds, was a very tempting
spectacie, so, after a little parley, some
dozen or so clambered into the empty
hearse, two or three more perched them
selves on the outside, with one on the
back of each of the horses as out-riders,
and in this manner the catafalque came
into town, and, as may be readily ima
gined, the sight created quite a sensa
tion among tlie quiet inhabitants.
Nasbv, in his last letter, thus describes
the odd method of treating independent
people at the "Corners:"
There never will bo peace or anything
like it at the Corners till that disturber
Joe Biglcr, and his faithful adherent,
aider and abetter, Pollock, are shot or
otherwise killed. In the olden time
afore the inoggcrashen uv the Ablishen
era, we hed a short way uv disposin uv
sich. It wuz a maxim in the South
that ther cood be peeco only where ther
wuz a perfeckyoonanmityuvsentiment
and to bring about that onenis uv ideas
that delightful concord wich wuz so
desirable we were in the habit uv shot
in or hanging tho most stubborn uv
those wich didn't agree with the major
ity, and tarrin and featherin those who
were yet accessible to Kentucky reason.
By viggerusly prceooing this course the
minorities iu this vicinity wnz kept tol
loblv small and controllable.
A Gambler's Tate.
Among innumerable incidents related
of the ruin of persons at play, there is
one worth relating which refers to a Mr.
I'orter, an fcngiisii gentleman, who m
the reign of Queen Anna possessed one
of the best estates in the county of Nor-
thumberland, the whole of which he
lost at hazard in twelve months.
According to the story told of this
madman, for we call him nothing else,
when he had just completed the loss of
his last acre at a gambling house in Lon
don, and was proceeding down stairs to
throw himself into his carriage to carry
himself home to his house in town, he
resolved upon having one throw more
to try to retrieve his losses, and immedi
ately returned to the room, where the
play was going on.
erved for the worst that might hap-
Een, ho insisted that the person he had
een playing with should give him one
chance of recovery or fight with him.
ins proposition was tins ; tnat ins car
riage ami horses, the trinkets and loose ,
money in his pockets, his town-house. 1
plate and furniture in short, all he had i
left in the world except the clothes on
his back, should be valued in a lump at
a certain price and be thrown for at a i
single cast. No persuasion could pre- I
vail him to depart from his purpose. He
threw and lost ; then, conducting the
winner to the door, he told his coach
man that there was his master: and
inarched forth into the dark and dismal
streets, without house, home or any one
creditable means of support.
Thus beggared, he retired to an obscure
lodging in a cheap part of the town, sub
sisting partly on charity, sometimes ac
ting as the "marker at a billiard-table,
and occasionally as a helper at a livery
stable. In this miserable condition, anil
with nakedness and famine staring him
in the face, exposed to the taunts and
insults of those whom he bad once sup
jwirted, he was recognized by an old
friend, who gave him ten guineas to pur
chase necessaries. He expended five in
procuring decent apparel. With the
remaining five he repaired to a common
gaming-house, and increased them to
fifty. He then adjourned to one of the
higher order of houses, sat down with
former associates, and won twenty
Returning the next night, he lost it
all, was once more penniless, and after
subsisting many years in abject penury,
died a ragged beggarat a penny lodging
house in St. Giles's.
Paper. The paper having the lar
est circulation the paper of tobacco.
Drawing paper Dentist's bills.
Ruled paper The French Press.
Paper for the " roughs" sand paper.
A paper that takes a Sheriffs war
rent. Papers illustrated with cub editorial
The paper that Is full of rows the
paper of pins.
The paper containingniany fine points
pa per of needles.
The Indians. An officer of the Gov
ernment, who has reached Lawrence,
Kansas, from the Indian country, brings
favorable reports as to the animus of the
red men. lie says: "The five great
tribes with whom the Government Com
missioners last Fall made treaties, are
perfectly quiet and peaceable. The Ki
owas aud Comanches have mostly gone
South, and are nfostly in the vicinity of
Fort Cobb: The Apaches, Arrapahoes,
and Cheyennes never were more peace
ably inclined, and if the Government
carries out its treaty stipulations, he
thinks no apprehensions need be felt of
difficulties with the Tlains Indians this
luitjliuli and American lions.
The Rev. Dr. Bellows writes as fol
lows to the Liberal Christian respecting
some of the experiences of his recent
voyage up the N ile : I am delighted with
our English boys (there are none over
twenty-five), and think myself very for
tunate in the opportunity of studying
young men just out of college from the
tight little island. I cannot but com
pare them (not unfavorably or the re
verse) with the three American young
men : the difference are very marked.
All tlie young men, both Anferiean and
English", are, it so happens, college
bred, and all, on both sides, earnest and
fine fellows. They are all, too, nearly
of one age. The English are gentcler,
more considerate of the feelings of those
about them, softer and more restrained.
They are modest, and less accustomed to
the society of woman; very sensitive,
and a little awkward. They are defer
ential to the elders of the "party, and
never put themselves on the common
footing of human beings, without much
regard to age or ex. Thev are up in the
classics, in history, and in antiquities,
but not up in the physical sciences, nor
even in their own literature. They
know a good deal about English poli
ties, but not much about foreign or
American affairs. They chafl'each oth
er, talk a deal of slang, are always good
natured, and have next to no self-assertion
or national sensitiveness. They are
very liberal in their religious notions,
especially tho Cambridge man. They
are not good looking considered as phy
sical speeimens.and, with one exception,
have not a spark of grace or fascinating
The Americans are better versed in
general knowledge and in acquaintance
with the world. They are more skill
ed in the sciences and in general litera
ture; know more about English authors
than the Englishmen. They know
much less of Latin and Greek and an
tiquities. They talk less, but are more
self-possessed, and seem much older for
their years. They arc comparatively
bluff, niauly fellows; handsome as men,
and not very sensitive to the charms of
the young ladies, whom they treat with
an easy respect which is not very flatter
ing. They look more like men who had
a distinct and serious business in life
over which they were brooding too deep
ly to have much taste for trifles. They
have verv little of the solicitude to
please and very little of the gentleness
of the English youth. They are less
engaging from a domestic point of view,
but more promising. In snort, one re
presents a country where all hopes are
bounded and where everybody must
move step by step and with due regard
to ten thousand competitors; the others
a country where everybody has scope,
where men may have great hopes, and
where their early motions are accomod
ated to a long and lofty gaol. I must
say I see nothing in the most candid
comparison of these English and Ameri
can j-oung men to make me adiamed of
being an American.
Blessing in Disguise. Great griefs,
Shakspeare tells us, are as medicine for
our lesser sorrows. The remedy, at may
be shought, is worse than the disease.
And yet it is not so altogother ; for the
overwhelming anguish which swallows
up the minor tribulations, disciplines
the mind; and when it has felt the
shock of real calamity, it is less likely to
be disturbed by petty annoyances. Of
all schools, that of misfortune is the best
for a giumbler. If anything can make
a quiet, considerate, dignified man of
him, it is affliction. Itsoftens the hard
est nature, and touches the selfish to j
sympathize with all who suffer. " He j
jests at scars who never felt a wound j" j
but should a bullet cripple him he will
jest at scars no more. A haughty, ca- j
pncious, self adoring beauty, if smitten i
uv the small-nox and therebv rendered I
a " perfect fright." would bo considered
oy tier menus an object ot comnnsera
tion. And yet, perhaps, she would be
a happier, because sho was a humbler
woman that she could never have been
as a fascinating coquette. When we
pray to be exempt from disaster, we of
ten pray unwisely ; and when Heaven,
turnin" a deaf ear to our shallow peti
tions, visits us with great sorrows, they
are often, in reality, blessings in disguise.
Theli ladensbuiy Duelintj Ground.
Blailensburg, the famous dueling
ground, is situated in Maryland, some
uivnr oicht miles from Washington.
There, in a beautiful little grass plot,
' surrounded by trees, is where a number
0f most noted duellists resorted to per-
form their de.idlv work j3MO?
In 1815, Edward Hopkinsjwas killed
here in a duel. This seemed to have
been the first of these fashioablej mur
dors on this duelling ground,
i In 1819, A. T.Mason, a United States
Senator, fought with his sister's husband
John McCarty. McCarty was averse to
! fighting, aud thought there was no ne
' cessity for it; But Mason would fight.
' McCarty named muskets loaded with
i grapeshot, and so near together that
they would hit heads if they fell on their
faces. This was changed by the seconds
. to loading with bullets, and taking
twelve feet as the distance. Mason was
killed instantly, and McCarty who had
his collar bone" broken, still lives with
, Mason's sister in Georgetown. His
hair turned white so soon after the duel
as to cause much comment. He has
since been solicited to act as second in
a duel, but refused, in accordance with a
pledge he made to his wife soon after
killing her brother.
In 1820, Com. Decatur was killed in a
duel here bv Com. Barron. At the first
fire both fell forward, with their heads
within ten feet of each othor: and as
each supposed himself mortally wound
ed, each fully and freely forgave the
other, still lying on the ground. Deca
tur expired" immediately, but Barron
In 1S21, two strangers, named Lega
and Sega, fought here, and Sega was in
stantly killed. The neighbors only
learne'd this much of their names from
the marks on their gloves loft on the
fround. Lega was not hurt.
In 1822, Midshipman Locko was
killed here by a clerk of the Treasury
department named Gibson. Tho latter
was not hurt.
In 1S20, Henry Clay fought (his sec
ond duel) with John Randolph, just
across the Potomac, as Randolph pre
ferred to die, if at all, on Virginia soil
He received Clay's shot, and then fired
in the air. This was in accordance with
a declaration made to Mr. Benton, who
spoke to Randolph of a call, the evening
before, on Mrs. Clay, and alluded to the
quiet sleep of her child and the repose of
the mother. Randolph quickly replied:
"I shall do nothing to disturb the sleep
of the child or the reposeof the mother."
When Randolph fired he remarked: "I
do not shoot at you Mr. Clay," and ex
tending his hand, advanced towards Mr.
Clay, who rushed to meet him. Ran
dolph showed Mr. Clay where his Isall
struck his coat, and said, facetiously ;
"Mr. Clav, vou owe me a coat."
Clay replied: "Thank God the debt is
no greater!" They were friends over
In 1832, Martin was killed by Car.
Their first names are not remembered.
Thev were from the South.
In 1S22, Mr. Key, son of Frank Key,
and brother of Barton Key, of Siokles
notoriety, met Mr. Sherbom and ex
changed shots, when Sherborn said :
"Mr. Key, 1 have no desire to kill
"No matter," said Kev, "I came to
"Verv well then." said Sherbom, "I
will now kill you." And he did.
In 1S3S, W. J. Graves, of Kentuoky,
UUI lliu ilill liu.- icoimiiss 'A- i
with two friends Jackson and MeWMtt
assuming the quarrel of James VV alsioji
Webb with Jonathan Cilley, of Maefj
selected this place for Cilley's muriwrft-.- -
were armed and in pursuit, for thCjJ2I
pose of assassinating Chilley, moved to
wards the river and nearer the cityv;
Their pursuers moved toward the rivel'T'T
but missed the parties, and then retuhi-
etl to the city, to which they were se"kjn
followed by Graves and the eorpse
A Daij With the i'rinfrrs.P
The last number of the People'
Magazine gives us a peep inside of some
of the London printing offices. The fol
lowing extracts are of interest :
The headquarters of teleprinting trade
in London are at the west end of the
city. A square block between Holboni
on the north, and the Thames on the
south, and extendiug east and west from
Paternoster Row to Chancery Lane, con
tains a large proportion of all the print
ing offices in the metropolis; although
one of the very largest, that of Messrs.
Clowes & Sons, is one of tho Surry side
of the water. But the old printing quar
tier is an old-fashioned spot intersected
by one large thoroughfare, Fleet street ;
by numerous lanes, such as Fetter Lane
and Shoe Lane ; and by a labrynth of
alleys and courts.
A young author, passing through this
district at the "dinner hour," will soon
guess that he is not far from his printer's
An innumerable swarnuof boys of all
ages, some in linen jackets, some in
coats, but all bearing unmistakcable
marks of printer's ink, croud the tho
roughfare. The first quarter of an hour
is devoted to dinner, brougt from home
in a paper, and eaten alfnsca ; and then
after desert of apples or orange?! and in
summer pine apples, or even, exception
al years, grapes from the long line of
barrows which arrive regularly to sup
ply these hungry mouths, succeed games,
of leapfrog, "cat," whinny or cricket,
according to fashion or season. The po
keep a sharp look-out during this hour,
in the interest of order and the peaceable
passer-by, who welcomes as his best
friend the clock which strikes two. At
tliis sound the 'small fry" disappear
mysteriously up little courts into low
doors, or into more pretentious gateways,
and all peace acain.
Fjom this crowded locality issue most
of the daily papers. The Times forgets
its thunderbolts in the retirement of
Printing-house square, while the Daily
Telegraph faces the rush and' roar o
Fleet street ; the daily News and Morn
ing Star live in Wliitefriara ; the Stan
dard and Morning Herald in Shoe
In the queer little courts to the north
of Fleet Street, lurk printing offices of
all sizes, from the room containing a
man and a boy, who, with a few types
and a single hand-press, "execute all
kinds of printing with economy antl
despatch," to great establishments, each
giving employment to 5000, 6000, or even
8000 persons. Messrs. Bradbury' and
Evans reign in Whitefriars; her Majes
ty's printers and Messrs. Spottiswoode
& Co., in the knot of "New" streets,
Great and Litte, where the houses built
after the great for London have only
beenreplaced within the memory of
Many Inventions have been exhibited
from time to time, for expediting the
process of "composition," nut most of
them are so ingenious, that in practice
more brains are required to look after
them than to compose in the ordinary
hand method. Almost the only ma
chine in practical use in London is that
invented by Mr. Mitchell of New York.
This has somehat the appearance of a
semi-grand piano without its case. The
opeaator sits at the key-board, and at
each pressure of a key liberates a type
from one of a number of brass slides ar
ranged in a row nearly over the key
board. The types thus liberatedarecon
veved.eaeh unon its own taDC. in a di-
rection of rieht angles to tho key-board,
to a second tane. which conveys them
in an oblique direction to their destina
tion. The relative lenghts and veloc
ities of the tapes are so arranged tnat tne
types are placed on the second tape in
the order in which they are released by
the operator at tho key-board. Arrived
at the extremity of the second tape, the
letters are seen falling in regular and
rapid succession over a wheel. Below
this "type fall" the types range them
selves in a continually growing line of