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The Wife's First Love
Adele, hearing her husband's
approaching footsteps, hastened to
extinguish the litle taper that
was'burning on the table, and ad
'ustin her collerette and coiffure
bfore the 'mirror, unlocked the
door of the boudoir, and went
forth to meet him with an unem
'Ahl my pretty hermit, said he,
'always in your boudoir I I was
looking for yiu-on the Common
this fne day. Truly. my incom
parable, I shall begin to grow jeal
oua of that crimson rocking-chair,
whose arms encircle you so of
As Col. Preston (for that was
the husband's name) playfully
spoke thus, he drew his Adele af
fectionately towards him, - but she
oomplained of a slight indisposi
tion, averted her face, ,and with
tev herself from his clasp, point
4d his attention to some passing
+oeet in the street, and began to
lk of their projected tour to the
Adele was a young and lovely
New York-belle, who, at the age
of event6en, had been rntroduced
to Colonel Preston,'a Bostonian of
family and. distinctipn. He be
came deeply enamored. of her
beauty and simplicity. The offer
of his hand was graciously accept
ed, and he brougbt her in triumph
to his mansion in Boston, where,
not withstandiig the little dissen
sions that a difference of tastes
and prejudices is apt to occasion.
they lived in the very plentitude
and perfeetion of conjugal cou".
They had been married about
a year and a half, when the Colo
nel fancied he observed an altera
tion in his wife's habits and man
ners.. It nppeared to- him that
his adored Adele was becoming
less ftank;And, couBding. toward
him ; she'was reserved and ill at
ease. TIiere was an air of miys
tery in her proceedings In fact,
it was:evident thatehe z had some
.secret with which 'the' was sedu
loualydesirousheshould remain unp
equainted. He was constantly
nthe habit of finding scraps of
paper scattered about the floor,
for the appearance of which she
accounted in various unsatisfacto
ry ways.- He more than once sur-.
prised her in whispered confer
ence with old.Karl, an-old domes
tid, who, having lived in her fath
erie evice since the period of
Adele's infancy, had, on the event
ofther marriage, requested to be
allowed to accompany his young
mistress to Boston. On his ap
proach, they would st:ddenly sep
arate, and, as it seemed to him, in
something of confusion. He had
also on one occasion been exceed
ingly perplexed and mortified, by
overhearing two ladies in society,
after extolling the, undeniable
beauty, and ,grace, and aff'ability
of Mrs. Preston, make an excep
tion to her prejudice, (the 'partic
ulrs' did not reach his ear) which
was irmediately followed by an
exclamation of 'My gracious ! it
cant be possible ! What a beast !
Xow disgusting!I' He was not
quite sure that the epithets were
applied to his wife,but be more tilan
suspected they were. It was not
long after, that, on entering her
apartment unexpectedly, he saw
her rush toward tL,e open window
and dash something to the ground.
Bah, bab! Adele, why surely I
have entered a perfumer's shop, in
mistake for my own home! Es
sence de Millefleurs ! Attar du
Rose!i What are all these scents
yon aroocattering about the room?
You will suffocate me with your
sweets. I have told you of my
aversion to strong perfumes.'
The suspicious husband having
observed his wife, in one of her
late meetings with the old ser
vant, confide a large purse of gold.
to his possession, hastily quited
the room, full of vague apprehen
sions and surmises, and fully re
solved to take an early opportuni
ty of satisfying himself in what
manner his wife was in the habit
of employing the intervals of his
absence from home, which owing
toa pending lawsuit, had become
of late very reg uent and protat
ed. Yet he loved and respected
her too much to distress: her with
open and direct . inquiries on the
subject of her visible cofnsion.
Aordingly, on the day following,
he took occasion -during b'reakfast
to signify that he was en gaged
out on business for the whole of
the day, and should probably be
detained until the, evening of the
morrow. Not long after the usu
al hour of dinner, lhe made his ap
pearance ; the old servant opened
the door. a etyui
the morning I find you in the eve
ning. Always smoking I Is your
mistress at home ?
'No sir, no.'
'No ? I think you are mistaken,
Karl. I am nearly positive that
I saw her close the blind of her
boudoir this moment in a white
dressing.-gown. Is she alone ?'
'Yes, sir-alone sir I to be sure
she's alone-at least, that is-I
will tell her you are come, and
'I thank you, I can inform her
'Why, no; that is-just if you
please, sir, to allow me-maybe she
might be engaged, or--'
'Engaged 1 how, what, with
'Oh, with nobody, sir,.'
'Let me pass, old man ; what
does this mean ?'
'Nothing, sir, but if you would
only now-do, sir, only just wait
a moment, that I may tell my
lady, sir;*.she will be so frightened
.-you will be so angry.'
'Angry, yes, I am angry at your
unaccountable detention of me.'
The colonel's brain instantly
took fire. Imagination mastered
reason; yes he-adopted a reasona
ble course, in resolutely shaking
the old man" from his hold and
striding swiftly and silently along
the range. of rmoms that led to his
Adele's apartment. In a state of
considerable excitemenThe pushed
open the boudoir door with vehe
mence,' but stdod transfixed on
the threshold at the spectacle that
presented itself to his view.
His young and lovely wife was
reclining listlessly in the large
arm-chair, her foot resting on a
low foot-stool, her elbow suppor
ted by a small table at her side,
while her delicate hand sustained
an enormous chibouque, (Turkish
pipe) from which she puffed clouds
of fragrant incense !
His astonishment soon relaxed
in itmmoderate laughter.
,so. my fair Mussulman, I
h e caught you at last-now the
secret's out, and the mystery, like
most other mysteries, ends in
smoke. That, jesqitical old Karl,
too, toconspireagainst me. Truth,
Adele, I don't know that I ever
saw you. look. more gracefully
charming-more femininely love
ly. Nay, don't pout and blush
and cry, and throw lown that
magnificent chibouque so disdain
fuly; I'll buy it of you, my pet ;
will yQu sell it to me, eh ' and
throwing his arms around her, he
hid her tears of mortification in
'And niow my sweet wife,' re
sumed Cononel Preston, as Adele,
released herself from his length
ened embrace, we will put away
this toy, if you please. Custom
here is everything. Now, the
Boston ladies are not yet accus
tomed-tiat is, it is net yet the
fashion here-in short, my love,
the Boston ladies don't smnoke!l'
WHAT Is AN OIw MAID ?-Nev
er be-afraid of becoming an 6old
maid," fair reader. An old maid
is far more honorable than a heatt
less wife; and "single blessed
ness" is greatly superior, in point
of happiness, to wed?ded life with
out wedded love. ,"Fall not in
love,' dear girls beware," says the
song. But we do not agree with
the said song on this auestion.
On the contrary, we hold~ that it
is a good thing to fall in love, if
the loved object be a worthy one.
Fall in love with an honorable
man is as proper as it is for an
honorable man to fall in love with
a virtuous and amiable woman ;
and what could be a more grati
fying spectacle, even to the angels
in' Heaven, than a sight so pure
so approaching in its devotion to
the celestial ?
No!1 fall in love as soon as you
please, ladies, provided it be with
a suitable person. Fall in love
and then marry ; but never mar
ry unless you-do love. That's the
great point. Never marry mere
ly for "a home," or "a husband."
Never degrade yourself by becom
ing a party to such an alliance.
'ever sell yourself, body and soul,
on terms so contemptible. Love
dignifies all thing ; it enables all
conditions. With love, the mar
riage-rite is truly a .sacrament.
Without it, the ceremony is a base
fraud, and the act a 'human dese
ration. Marry for love, or not
at all. Be an "old maid," if for
tune throw not in your way the
man of your heart ; and though
the witless may sne.,r, and the
jester may laugh, you' will still
have your reward in an approv
ing conseinee and a .comparative
BaZt. Home Companion.
OAawet planet.the bnnay,naan.
A Wedding Race.
Among the Hasanehs-a people
of Asia--the following is the way
weddings are managed :
The suitors of the maiden, nine
in number, appear in the field, all
all unarmed, but mounted on the
best horses they can procure ;
while the bride, herself, on a beau
tifal Turkoman horse, surrounded
by her relations, anxiously sur
veys the ground of lovers. The
conditions of the bridal race are
The maiden .has a certain start
given, which she avails herself to
gain a sufEciebt distance from the
crowd to enable her to manage her
steed with freedom, so as to assist
in his pursuit the suitor whom
she prefers. On a signal from the
father, all the horsemen gallop
after the fair one, and whichever
first succeeds in encircling her
waist with his arm, no matter
whether disagreeable or to her
choice, is entitled to claim her as
After the usual delays incident
upon such interesting occasions,
the maiden quits the circle of her
relations, and putting her steed
into a hard gallop, darts into the
open plain. When satisfied with
her position, she- turns round to
the impatient youths, and stretch
es out her arm toward them, as if
to woo their approach. This is
the moment for giving the signal
to commence the' chase, and, each
of the impatient youths, dashing
his pointed heels into his coursers
sides, darts like the unhooded
hawk in pursuit of the . fugitive
dove. The savannah is generally
extensive, say twelve miles long
and three in width, and as the
horsemen speed across the plain,
the favored lover-soon becomes ap
parent by the efforts of the maid
en to avoid all others who might
On a certain occasion, after two
hosrs' racing, the number of pur
suers were reduced to four, who
were altogether, and gradually
gaining on the pursued ; with them
is the favorite, but, alas! his horse
suddenly fails in his speed, and.
as she anxiously turns her head,
she perceives' with dismay the
hapless poeitiop of her lover.
Each of the mor fortunate lead
ers, eager with anticipated tri
umph, bending his head upon his
horses' mane, shouts at the top of
his voice-"i come, my Peri ! I'm
your lover!" But she, making a
sudden turn, and lashing her horse
almost to fury, darts across their
path, and makes for that part of
the ohuinmon (plain) where her
lover was vainly endeavoring to
to goad on his weary steed. The
three'others instantly check their
career, but in the hurry to turn
back, two of the horses are dashed
furiously against each other, so
that both steeds and riders roll
over on the plain.
The maiden laughed, for she
well knew she could 'easily elude
the single horseman, and flew to
the pit where her lover was.
But hr only pursuer was raruly
mounted, and not so easily shaken
of. Making a last and desperate
efort, he dashed alongside the
maiden, and stretching out his arm,
almost won the unwilling prize ;
but she, bending her head to her
horse's neck, eluded his grasp and
wheeled of. again. Ere tl~e dis
comited horseman could again ap
proach her, her lover's arm was
around her waist, and amidst .the
shouts of the spectators they
turned toward the fort.
Ax Awrun BroR.-There was
an' awful little girl who had an
awful way of saying "awful" to
everything. She lived in an awful
village, w'hich was an awful dis
tance from every other awful
place. She went to an awful
school, where she had an awful
teacher, who gave her awful
lessons out of awfui books. Every
day she was so awful hungry that
she ate an'awful ansount offood, so
tht she look awful healthy. Her
hat was awful smali and her feet
were awful large. She went to an
awful 'church, and her minister
was an awful preacher. When
she climbed awful hills, and when
she got awful tired Rhe sat down
under an awful tree to rest herself.
In summer she found the weather
so awfail hot, and in winter awful
cold, When it didn't rain, there
was an awful drouight, and when
the awful drought was over, there
was an awful rain. So that this
awful girl was all the time in an
awful state, and if she don't get
over saying "awful" about every
thing, I am afraid she will, by and
by, come to an awful end.
A po ide always oHilns to
A Real Hero-A Scene at Sea.
Two weeks ago, on board an
English steamer, a little ragged
nine years' boy was discovered on
the fourth day of the outside voy
age from Liverpool to New York,
and carried before the first mate,
whose duty it was to deal with
such cases. When questioned as
to the object of his being stowed
away, and who brought him on
board, the boy, who had a beautiful
sunny face, and eyes that looked
like the very mirrors of truth, re
plied that his step-father did it,
because he could not afford to
keep him, nor to pay his passage
out to Halifax, where he had an
aunt who wai well off, and to
whose house he was going. The
mate did not believe the story in
spite of the winning face and
truthful accents of the boy. He
had seen too much of stow-aways
to be easily deceived by them, he
said ; and it was his firm convic
tion that the boy had been brought.
on board and provided with food
by the sailors. The little fellow
was very roughly handled in con
sequence. 'Day by day he was
questioned and requestioned, but
always with the same result. He
did not know a sailor on board,
and his father alone had secreted
him, and. given him the food
which he ate.
At last the mate, -wearied by
the boy's persistence in the same
story, and perhaps a little anx
ious to inculpate the sailors, seized
him one day by the collar, and,
dragging him to the fore, told
him that unless be confessed the
truth in ten minutes from that
time he would hang him to the
yard arm. He then made him
sit down under it on the deck.
All around him were the passen
gers and sailors of the mid-day
watch, and in front of him stood
the inexorable mate, with his
chronometer in his hand, and the
other officers of the ship by is
side. It was the finest sight, said
our informant, that we had ever
beheld-to see the pale, proud,
sorrowful face of that noble boy,
his head erect, his beautiful
eyes bright through the
tears that suffuspd them. W hen
eight minutes had fled the mate
told him he had but too minutes
to live, and advised him to speak
the truth and save his life ; but he
replied, with the utmost simplici
ty and sincerity, by asking the
mate if he might pray.
The mate said nothing, but nod.
ded his head, and turned as pale
as a ghost and sbook with tremb
bling like a reed with the wind.
And there, all eyes turned on him,
this brave and noble little fellow,
this poor waif .whom society
owned not, and whose own step
father could not care for him
there he knelt, with clasped hands
and eyes upraised to heaven, while
he repeated audibly the Lord's
Prayer, and prayed the dear Lord
iesus to take him bomne to Heav
Our informant adds that there
then occurred a scene as of Pente
cost. Sobs broke from strong,
hard hearts as the mate sprang
forward to the boy and clasped
him to his bosom, and kissed him
and blessed ~him, and told him
how sincerely he now believed
his story, and how glad he was
that he had been brave enough to
face death and be willing to sac
rifice his life for the truth of his
own word.-Neto York Sun.
had his wife ai-rested for assaulting
him with a fire-shovel while at his
devotions. It was an aggarvated
ase. But Mrs. Choptanks asked
th be heard,and she said that little
Chopy "didi't dare give her any
sars in his tulk ; but he abused her
in his preyers, and on this occasion
he wa.s on his knees, with a crowd
about the door, gathered there
by his 'hollerin' and a callin'-on
the Lord to forgive this black
hearted woman ; make her tell the
truth, 0,- Lord,' he hollored, 'and
make her quit gaddin' about and
lyin' to the neighbors,' and I
couldn't stand it, and just took
him a swipe with the fiat of the
shovel, and I'll do it again."
In reply to a young writer who
wishes to know "which magazine
will give me the highest position
quickest," the Petersburg Express
advises "a powder magazine, if
you contribute a fiery article;"
Charlotte Thomson, the actress,
will gather the crop on her cotton
plantation in Alabama, and then
go to San Francisco to fulfill a
We don't like School Boards-took a
pmjicagin' 'em when we were pad
The Influence of Pretty Wo
men in Washington.
The Washington correspondent
of the Chicago Republican, a Rad.
ical sheet, writes as follows:
But just as long as women are
weak and men are powerful, some
of the evils of the department will
never be remedied. It is so much
more comfortable to a jaded man,
worn out in the arduous duties as
head of a bureau, to see a fresh,
young, pretty faced woman at an
adjoining desk, rather than one
with all the sweet juices of life
squeezed out of her. whether by
age or misfortune, it matters not
which. The first one is the oil of
the machinery of every day life; the
latter is the adhesive gum which
needs cleansing away. Women
who look with longing eyes to an
active life in the Departments at
Washington, had better consult
their mirors first, unless Secretary
Boutwell makes new laws to meet
individual cases. It is true, a few
"crones" may be found in the base
ment of the building, but as you
ascend into the upper realms of
the castle, new visions of beauty
greet the eye until the spectator
is lost in a dazzling dream of en
chantment as glorious in its bewil
derment as a Turkish harem. In
many cases these handsome young
women belong to Washington fami
lies. They have good homes, with
the comforts of life, without pay
ing for them. This enables them to
spend their wages in the adorn
ment of their persons. These are
girls whose lives Mrs. Swisshelm
so bitterly deplored. These are
the women who practice the Gre
cian bend, and- who dot our ave
nues of a brilliant afternoon as the
butterflies do the clover heath.
Petted darlings at the Treasury,
no wonder they are spared their
duties if they have a headache, or
a new dress to make. No soldier's
widow or starving daughter of the
Republie caa drive them from
their warm nests, for the Teason
"that a thing of beauty is a joy
forever." Gen. Schenck safs' he
has tried in vain to get a place for
a young girl who had two broth
ers killed in the, army, and who
lost her father also in the army.
There are other beautiful women
there, tho, mention of whose
names is enough to bring the blush
to every honest woman's cheek,
some public man's pretty play
thing, and yet for such as those
the widows and daughters of our
noble soldiers must stand aside
and sing the "song of the shirt"
or another quite as sad. Has the
sun of another day arisen? With
trembling form and bowed head
we shall wait and see.
. "It has," somebody says, "been dia
covered that fish can be made dead
drunk with brandy, packed in straw
and sent on a ten days journey without
any other damage than that which their
morals suffer. When restored to the
water they sober in a few hours and are
all right again."
A giant has bought a farm near Al
gonquin, in McHenry County, Illinois.
He is seven and a half feet high, and
weighs 614 pounds.' He is a native of
Jerusalem, came to this country nine
years ago, and speaks twenty languages.
Thease is a.man in Chicago who pos
sesses so remarkable a memory that he is
employed by the various benevolent so
ceties to "remember the poor."
"Uleanliness is next to godliness;"
and this is the reason, my little dears,
hy you are put in the tub on Saturday
nmgh't, before being taken to -church on
A medical student says he has never
been able to discover the bone of conten
tion, and desires to know whether it is
not situated near the jaw bone.
There is a movement in the Ohio Leg
islature to remedy the alarming evil of
celibacy, by a law making it criminal to
remain single after the age of twenty
A paper "down East" makes this cor
rection: In our paragraph yesterday
concerning thirteen ministers who ha~d
been spanked in infancy, for spanked
Returns from Abbeville and Union in
dicte the entire Democratic ticket for
County officers was elected. In Dar
lington and Fairfield. the Republican
nominees were successful.
It is expected that the present season
at Niagara will be a very prosperous and
brilliant one, and preparations have been
made accordingly at the hotels and by
Large numbers of immigrants, partic
ularly Swiss, are pouring into Grundy
County, Tennessee. The Swiss are erec
ting many romantic cottages in the vi
cinity of the colony lands.
A number of influential gentlemen
in New York have organized a land
company, under a North Carolina charter,
with a capital of a quarter of a milhion of
A young lady of Staunton, Virginsia,
keeps a list of her male acquaintances in
a pocket dairy and calls it her devotional
T2e 'acmc Kauways.
There is a Union Pacific andy
Central Pacific, and a Union P'
cific Eastern Division, and 4
Northern Pacific, and a Bouth
western Pacific, an Alantic and
Pacific, a Central branch of the
Union Pacific, a Southern Pacife
and an International Pacific.
The Union Pacific commenei
at Omaha and runs westward.
The Central Pacific runs from Cal.
fornia eastward. These, joint.
ly, are what are usually known.
as the Pacific Railroad.--The Union.
Pacific Eastern Division runs fomr,
Wyandotte, Kansas, westward
through Topeka and along the
Smoky Hill route. Its westernh
terminus will probably be Denver,
at which place it will connect wit,h
a branch of the Union Pacific. It
is also proposed to diverge a branch
in Western Kansas; to run south
westerly to Guyamus, on: the Gulf
of California, in Sonora, Mexico,.
passing through Santa Fe.
The Northern Pacific is the
route proposed to connect Lake
Superior with the Pacific via Port*
land, Oregon and Paget Sound
The Southwestern Pacific and the
Atlantic and Pacific form a conk
tinuuus line from St. Louis south.
westerly through the Indian Tor-.
ritory, New Mexico, Arizona ant
California to Francisco.
The Central Branch of the
Union Pacific, toconnectAtchison,
Kansas, with the Union Pacific,
at or near Fort Kearney. The
Southern Pacific has proposed to
run from Little Rock, Arkansas,
through Northern Texas, to the
southeast corner of New Mexic;b
thence westerly, through Southern
Arizona, to Fort Yuma, the soadl
to San Francisco.
The International Paeifcis
posed on an almost 4irecb.te
from Cairo. Ill., through Arkansas
and Texas to Rio Grande City;
thence via Monterey, Saltillo and
and Zacatecas, to -San Blas, on thi
Pacific coast of Mexico. From tili
road, branches are proposed fros
Rio Grande City and Monterey,
to meet at. Victoria, and. run
thence to the City of Mexico.
[Colton's Journalof Geograky.
There is a ,sign in West- Broad.
way,' New 'York, announcing a
"sausage factory, by Augustus
Mississippi has had -a hail storft
in which fell hailstones, accordig
to the local papers, the sise. ot ..
Bishop Colenso, unwilling thst
either Oxford or Cambridge shaM
have the exclusive honor of edve
eating his sons, sends one to
The Methodist Bishop Kings.
is about to start on an Eic~a
missionary tour around the woM.
the first ever made.
"A tax on bachelors thirtyyer
old and upward is proosdin
Paris." A tax on od staid,
"thirty years old and upward"
wouldn't yield much revenue.
The Edgefield Advertiser has att
orginal conundrum, by a little boy
of that town, "Why is Judge Zeph
Platt like neccesrity ? Answet
Because he knows no law."
Chicago is trying to exe in
everything. Her latest. "chama.
pion"' is a four million dollar ba4.
An exchange says: "What arS i.lI
the young men in 'our counitry Idig
There are none, anywhere, leirning
trades.'' They are all playing balig. t
learning to ride on velocipedes;
An agent of a St. Lonis immigraidtda
porting house is at Selma, Ala., int.lifg
contracts with planters for Chinese Is
Thirteen divorces were granted in
Hlampden county, Mass., last week
The parties are all "natives and to the
In Illinois a farmer set fte is the grass
on his praii ie land th4 dilfer day and
burned up his two ehildteu who wore
out at play.
Strakosch has eagged Alboni to sing
in Ro,sini's Mass, for two mouths.Imths
fall. He pays her $80,000.
Brigham Young haa just reached three
score anid ten by taking his seventieth
Passengers have arrived in St. Louis,
from San Francisco in six days pasep
from the latter city.
Burke County, Georgia, has been visi.
ted with a severe shock of earthquake,
which caused considerable alaru
A waste of raw material'-two young
ladies kissing each other. So sys our
IA self-maid man--Dr. Miss Na,