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WOODSTOCK, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 11,1878.
I? PUBLISHED WIKKLT BY
SHENANDOAH HERALD PUBLISHING.CO
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In advance. If not paid lu advance, Two Dollars
nd Fifty ?JenU ?ill be charged.
All communications of a privat ? uat m will be
ehartced for a? a advertising.
Job l*i ?mini;.
All kind? of Job Work done at short notice and
atthomost raaaoaabl? rutts.
A T TO UNE Y AT LA II".
Office on Main Street Opposite the Court House.
Will practice in the court? of Shemmdoah and
?V Special attention Riven te tha eollacttoa ol
Maiin? and all legal boaiuea? entrusted t i Ula oar?.
Will u? in Mr. laoxiOM on T!nirslny, Friday
*ud Saturday, kefor? the 2nd Tueadaj ol etkcb
nontb, at Dr. L. 11. Jordan'- Drag Store.
Mosk? Walton. M. I.. Wu.io.s
W ALTON k WALTON,
ATTDI'.MAS AT LAW
??'MUSKS WALTON ah? practice?t? th? COBS'
?le? of Page, Warne ana Bockinghaot.
Having Qnaltftad in th? Diatrict and Circuit
?ourt? jf the United State?, In Virginia. He
oreparvd to prosecute clal
living special attentl I Bankruptcy.
ALLEN A MAGRUDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
WOODS TO ( K,
SHENANDOAH COUNTY, VA.
IAS. II. W1LI.IAM<. J. ... MAMS,
WM. T. WILLIAMS
VtriLLIAMS S BKOTHEB,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Practice f:i the Ooarta Of 8h ::. I ah, '?
ham, Page, Frederick and arreo CoUUtlci
n the Courts of Appeal? of Virginia and in the
I . s. District Court.
Special attcati.'j given I
ATTORNEY AT. LAW.
SWWill praet.ee in all th? c ^ir.t-;_^;
January. 1876? 1
Fin?: IN.-H'K.\N<.'t: AOESTS.
\V e ?re pr^psr?. I tola? 'y In the Vir?
gin's Fire and Marina Inaw ay, and
tbe Lynchbur? liaukiug ?nd Insurance C impany.
Both are first class couii*;... at the
p BORGER. CAL Y K RT,
ATTORN Y AT LAW,
New MabJUCT, Va.
Id practice la the CPcuit ? ?ndoah
. and in ?11 the Courts of Buckingham and
. ag? Counties.
I have made an arrangement with Messr?, Walton
A altou. AMornaya-at-law, by wh
?I'usincas at Woodstock will w
?ithout any additional charg? - ? ' mj
I have made tin. ?am? arr?
?eut lav- ?*r-j
ja.'~N%xt dot? u U??-l-; ?
TT ALLEY ( IN ITtAL HOTEL,
Nearly oppotiU thi D
E D I M BU K O, V I R?B I ?C I A .
JOS. F. IIOLTZMAX. - Proprietor.
Thi? bonne I?
ly situated. Board?* by tha roontb at
r?tes. TraSMk by the meal,?lay er
week will ba - ? raies.
Fxeelleut Salplinr and Lint . ? near
R A- MA RTJ N.
S U KG EON fljfflkm ? '! 'N T1ST'
Respect (ally luiornu the public thai
he lias rcsumeil the practice? ot lii- pro?
fession arden le(t,at the store oi P. J.
Tnrnl, in Weod.?tock. will r?jeel?e pro?
/??tEEVa MANSION IP
VJ ALBXANDBIA, VA
Isa rat-clasa hotel, in every reapect. The clti
reu? silba raltoy, baring bn
Washington, and traveler? going North orSoutn,
?ill ind thi? su san
ronte, ?s it Aoo? n 3 n lull ' early start by
?everal hours as from \V,i- iltimore.
Car? and Steamboats leave Alexandria fot Wash?
ington and return erarj boui from S \ M.to?'.
r n. HisEY,
CABINET MAKER AND
Keep? constantly on hand and f r sale at lowtadl
r?sh pnces, FCK.MTL'KE OF KYEBk 1
He has on band an assortniout of i/iuuges,
Chair?, Bureaus. : . i
robes, Wathstand?. Tablea, Writing
Desks and will alw.iv
He will be prompt to I
WAll work warranted for a reaaonable t
Jolv 'ii?tf. Fdiubnrg, Va
IIAVE resumed my old trade, an?]
ray services to ray olJ friendi
HEWGUNS ALWAYS ON HAND
Repairing neatly and expedient??: dun
Ail fcin.i? ot material furnished, ?ach a* Bar?
ak Mounting?, Locks, Trigger?, eve.
?^T*?a?h and Piodoes for work.
mar. 31, 18T0.?lj.
Enlarged and Greatly improved
Increased Deniaii ?? of f*iit?U<
Tn?? hotel has seem recently Improve?] by
ihr erection of a brick addition to the main
building whioh will give wmaidersbly moro
room, aad aflford ample accommodation for
fhe traveling pnblio.
TUB TABLE will be ?roll supplied at all
time? with the hast the market aJbr Is. and
no pain? ?hall be spared to satisfy the wants
of guest? in this department.
THE BAU will l.? stocked ?nth the bes)
Liqeors. A full supply of Wilsons pare
Rye whisky, (the only bome-niad.- whisky
?? Id in the county,) can b? found by those
wiihiag a pure article for ne.heal [iTSsese.
Jurors attending court will he boarded
for their fee? per diem, and their cer
talen in payment If dtssdrad.
Charge? Modeiw? A call respectfully
TFIE ORIGINAL TURE
COD LITER OIL
This Oil unlike others ta ?tot tli? fishy
rancid.dlsagreeablc, smelling and ?rone,
tasting article, bur ns a pure, bland,
tresh Oil. without any admixture, eskfttj
accepted and retained by the m'><t
delicate stomach, anil pjastsssj a.I the
medical properties and elHcaey in to a
much greater degree thananv otlier
COD LIVER OIL
makes it most T.tluable for patle
Invalids requiring the use ol COD
LIVER OIL. For-salehy
may 10?ly. B. SCHMITT, Drnggls?
Q, B. Catrera, - - ? New Market
COMMONWE \l Ill's ATTORNEY
ll. II. Riddhrl .ir, r, - - - - v,". .|.t.
CLERK ?'I THE COUH PS.
Wnt. il. ii; ???, .... Saw
in:im i m >.
Joeiah Bticklcy, .... Strasburg.
r 11 ihour,. Woodetock.
\\. wir !.. - - - - Edinburg.
K. W. Wlndll. "
i. s. Barke,.Hew Market.
?t. im i:. Wee,.
1>. !'. Rplker,. Bannmr?le,
lui. 191 K1.?
B. K, 'Ht/, .... w,
" MISSION! R8 C? REVENTE,
C.Hamrran, - - - Woodetock.
? ,:t, .... Edinburg.
i Miller, .... Mt. Cllftoa.
?er, . . - - kit. Jackson.
-I I'ERIKTENDEST OK 10011.
J. B. Bhefflcr, .... Maarertown.
lu. H. Sibcrt,.Mt. Olive.
Khodes, .... (?aninaville,
Jvlm Hansenfluck, ... - '?
R. M Unta,.Edinburg.
1.,'Ti IUnker,.Mt. Jackaon.
1!. C. Bowinaa,.New Martel
Dr. ?:. Graves, - - Ma?
Eduard Zea, - ... Btraabnrg
S. V. I!, Cl -wer, - - - Wo
Nitor'd Bowman, - - - Beven Fountains.
S.M. Lanta, - - - LantiMills.
Irael Allen, - - Hawklnstowm.
CE. Rice, - - New Mail:, t.
D. 8. Henkel, - - - Sew Market,
(., ,. R. Calvert, ... "
I>. F. Kagev, -----
. Lanta? Mill,
Kronk, - - - TonVkBrook
. \ Hnpp, - - - Strasburg
1'. w. Magrudor .... Woodstock
<;. . M. Borum ... "
Perry, - - - Mt- Jaolisou.
Wo. Tisinger, ... '?
1.. Ti I] ;? ?!,--- Mt. .Jackson.
Jas. U. Sibert, - - - Mt. Olive.
Henry Ji nmngs, ... - Edinbnrg,
J -. U, Miicy, ...-??
JUSTICES OF THE PEA? i'.
? i't-r- Dr.O. A. Drown, Obed Funk and
.?.all.-J. II. Orabill.lEliCoffelt, Snowdcn
Johsstom.?J H. . irtin ?trickier,
Levl il. i
Mal: <'. Campbell Jan,is J.
,i. Samuel Rinker.
l.i I. ?M. V.'! ' lin M.
Painter, - Btri
1>. H. Qocbenonr,
P. H. Orandstaff, - - Edinburg.
Barke. - - R< ?? Marl.n.
Hiram BauaennaD, ... Woodstock,
SUPERINTENDENT 01' S< IIOOLS.
.1 H. Orabill, T?
SCHOOL TRU8TE1 S.
Datii . '-vi. le, li.'. Il
M.'M'v.'At i..? J s; DoB, D. F. Bplker,
Bowman, ssi l,i
pb Perry, A. J. Myera, H. II. ('? H.
I.i-l'.-n. M. Tidier, J' 11. Kagey, Mark Tk
Ma] his, - - - Baus
Abraham Uoss - - Edith
- - - G ?M
-, - 1 lambin?.
Mark Thomas, .... Foreatville.
BIIENASPOAH COI KTY BANK.
M -? i Walton, - - President,
?i. B 'nun, - - - Casbier.
NEW MARKET BANK.
David F. Eager,.Cashier.
COMMISSIONERS IN CHANCERY.
C't'titit OotitT.?p. w.Magruder, E. e. Btick
ley, I. Hite Bird, E. t?. Newman.
Cocnty Court.?V. W.Magrndef E, I Stick
ley, L. Triplet!. Jr.
COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS.
I'. W. Magrader - - - Woodstock Va
\j NRW MARKET, VA.
Ml:<. S. tloLTZMAH, Proprieties.
u .-..-,.' in . sad thai wel
:i ?telII la now open for the reception ,,
Hew Marke! is aarroanded
ite, free, Btoae, .?; .
situated amid the moat beautiful
r-..- !'? raona in the cities de?
alring a few weeks ,,i oonntry air, with quiet com?
fort, atreaaonableratea, will be acoommodatcd,
The table wUl be an eapacial car? ; the Bar snp
rlthchoiceUqnora, and the Stables provided
with beat ai pn ?
OLD DRUG STORE,
Dr. John 0. [Schmitt
B. SCHMITT- - - Proprietor.
Drugs, Medicines. Glass,
PERFUMERY, BOATS, BRUSHES,
Stationary, etc, ? tc
<a> i>v, m 'I'm, l'nunA?'
$&" An cheap an the cheapest. ??t
I'm ?l y ini'l Hi I i ah ?lily
of (("oils always gnarraiiteed. Prescriptions csre
fully iiiiiapnawiVsa al all hours.
BARBOR & HAMILTON.
Louialaua Avenue Washington, 1>. C.
We have connected with our Wholesale Grocery
and Liquor Business
A COMMISSION DEPABTMENT
I'NL'LllTIII'. MANAGEMENT OF
A. E. PHILLIPS,
for the sale of Flour. Grain, Hay, Lumber Eggs,
Lutter, t'heese, Potatoes, Poultry, in fact, aUkinds
of C ,'iiitry Produce.
All cf.nsiKuni.'tits will receive onr best attention
and prompt returns made for the same.
Mr. It. F. SNUX, formerly of Alexandria, Va,
will gWe his personal attention to the \ ira'
and Maryland trade. liespectinlly, '"
*pr.n-iyr. a.UlBQ-rJi, li U?''
? ??Ill I
ill! lit STOHY.
They talked beside the ?ummer ?a,
Ami watched the slowly ilymg sun ;
And "?)," she ?aid, "come back to me,
My lore, m y own, my ouly om> !"
lint while be ki^sul her tt;irs a??y,
The gentle waters kissed th* shore,
Ami smiiv whlaperlng, Moaned to say,
He'll liiiue no BOM ! he'll come no BON '.
Aloiiu beside the autumn sea,
She ?sitiad the eajnfen breath of day
And "(>,"shs said remember me,
And l.-ve nie darling, far ?way !"
A ?ol 1 wind swrj.t the watery gloom,
And darkly wlnsinred on the shore,
Sighed out the secret of bis doom
lie'11 com? no more ! he'll come uo more !
In jicaec Inside the winter sea,
A whit? grava glimmers lu the moon ;
And wave? are fresh and clouds ar? fr.",
And still winds pipe a cease]??? tune,
one ?leap? beneath the dark blue waves,
Aud oue upon the li.nelv shore;
Hut join m l-.vc buyond the grave,
Tha| part uo more ! They part bo more !
CHRIS' ?saUMAflK DRESS.
BY HOWL' liKXMXO.
?They'll be perfectly splendid, ?.
course,' said Kate Cex. 'Con Living
ston ?9 going to wear India mull, wit
pud's and quillings and lace ad libitum
and Fan Ellis is to have pale blue silk
she knows what's good l'or a blonde
and Isa True, white crape.'
'And what is Lou's :-' asked Kate'
'Oil, mamma and she aro not agree
yet. Lou wants silk and mamma sa}
white is the only proper thiug ; she wa
a llolokite, and the law there wa< whit
and blue sashes.'
'Somewhat diflerent biyle, though.
fancy, from the white of to-day, whe
your mamma graduated.'
?Just think of ;t. girls! Her dress wa
white Swiss muslin, full round walsl
plain skirt and puffed sleeves, and he
! blue sash?she has it yet?is not a
wide as my finger is long. How the
must have looked!'
'My mother says it was a great de;
more sensible than the present way,
remarked Cathie Floss, 'I never shoul
dare to graduate now, for fear of heir,
(he dowdy of the class. All you hca
the seniora talk about is just dresi
'Oh, it's splendid, 1 think.' said an
other. 'Almost as good aa one's On
? ball. I mean to make a sensation whe
my turn comes, and be thought regard
less for once.'
'It will be her only hope,' whiapere
Kate : the sensation never'll come frju
the inside of her head. But it's stoppe
raining, girls ; lets go.' And the mer
ly group scattered down the stairs an
Meanwhile, iu the dressing-room ad
joining. Chris sat on the floor listeninj
to the lively chatter with a suddei
dread numbing her heart. Her hen?
had been so full of mental philosophy
literature, and essaya that she had for
gotten she was to graduate in a dress
and now?silk and India mull ! Poo
1 Chris might a* well expect a piece ou
of a blue sky as either of these. It ha?
been such a happy life to study the dea
books, and feel that every day wa
bringing nearer the time when as leach
er, She could help the patient, hard
working father and mother, and giv?
the little ones n chance in the world
; She had known that they were pour am
her classmates rich, but that neve
troubled her sunny nature before.
Everybody was good to Chris. Evci
the haughty Fan Lilis found it conven
lent to get her help over hard plac? -
and as for Con Livingston, whom Chrii
worshipped in girl fashion, hadn't sin
manya sweet little note and word treas
tired away of hers ? Hut this dress quea
tion ! Con in India mull with ruffles an?
lace was set entirely away.
The little, plain home inn poorstrec
was reached at last, and Chris went ii
to lind the busy mother with hauils an?
lap full of mending and foot outstretch
ed for baby to stand by. He crow-i
and shouted at the sight of his
and Chris took him up and went t*-tUe
'Mother,' she said, after a vlllle>
'what am I going t? wear to o??*uate
The mother sighed. She ha thought
of that a great deal.
i don't know, daughter,">? said, at
last. 'I did hope to get/ou a neat
white, but times are so ha-1 and father's
wages are lowered, and/ou have out?
Tes,' said Chris, sliaL (:|" ?? be
'I don't sec how ?0 be anything
more than a light tl?L'o-'
?A ?aiico? O n/her!'
'Yes, dear, I ???'.'
'But the oUmV ',aVi; '"'"* an^ nni"
'Yes, dear I know, and so docs
Chris, who h?l nowhere to lay htrbead.
Think it ove in that way. Yoi, know,
? motfr would if she couM.'and
the voice '"? nililiil.
?les,/other, never mind; it 11 be
all right I guess.'
Lut *nris set the baby down a.?l w? nt
up to (t'r litUts room. She did rot sare
iiiticl for supper, and the childtn woo*
i]eiw what made berso still.
?Then she went up to bed. and Liz
iiid Cora were sound asleep, he poor
child sat down by the open <ndow to
think it out. Bat the gnat lArs well?
ed up, and finally the head s*k on the
window seat, and the achingicart said
?11 the time, "It is very ird, very
hard !' and the tears rolledfaster and
After a lontr time, as ??cerned to
Chris, she heard somft onp.'alhng very
softly. 'Chris! Chris!' 9 lifted her
head ; but at first could s<nothing,thc
room was so bright toherinnued eyes.
Then, as she became acciomed to the
light, she saw a lovely fi? smiling up?
'Who is it!' p***a CJ?. wondering.
'I was se-' ?0 bftog f,u a dress,' re?
plied M vlii'lor> 'to w&v on your great
- r-oi-day. I'is onlyi very common
?>ne now, but it depemi upon yourself
to make it as beautifl as you will,
Here is a little sprig of a plant callo
Hearts-ease that I picked up from m
Master's garden, and if you wear it wit
the dress it will be lovely in every eye
Will you keep it?' Aud Chris said
? Yes,' for the fragrance was very sweet,
so sweet that sho thought she must pir
it to her Deck and wear it at encc.?
And as she and her mother werked up'
on the simple dress it seemed te grow
more beautitul every day, until the UflM
fur weiring it came.
'Why, Chris, how you shine!' salt
the little ones when ?he was dressed
and kissed them all around.
'0 Chris, haw splendid!' the girls
cried. 'Has your uncle come from In?
dia or whercTcr did you indsuch a love
of a diess!' and Con Livingston, in hci
dainty dress, swept all its grace and
laces about her while she gathered Chris
m her arms and kissed her again and
again, saying, 'Ton aie just the sweet?
est fairy that ever was seen on this
platform,' until the tears filled Chris'
eyes, she was so full of joy, and with a
great sob she started up to find herself
in the little low chamber with sloping
ceiling, the vision and the dress disap?
peared, and only the memory of the
bright dream left. But looking out to
the silent moon and the still night,
Chris sat and thought,until the perfume
of the wonderful plant stole inte her
soul, aud she prayed the loving Master
that, however plain the dress sho must
wear in earthly eyes, in His sight it
might be fair indeed.
'When shall I go to look for my bon
uy calico, mother?' she asked in the
morning. 'I must bejiu it soon.'
'Do you think you cau be satisfied,
And such un anxious question as it
was. The mother had lain awake,too,
'Of course I cau mother. It's mc
I uot my dress, people must ndmire for
'Here it the money, thcu. I have
i d it as l cauiil.'
Chris thought so when her pocket was
? weighed down with the nickels. But
?be realized, too. what the 'saving' of
lier mother had been.
Liz wanted to go, so her sister waited
to comb the tangled hair aud find the
lost hat before starting out, throwing
back kisses to Cura and baby.
"I was afraid Chris would be brokeu
bearted quite,' said the nattier fetidly ;
'hut 1 do believe she's the best girl ever
a mother had.'
And. meanwhile, up in a great bleck
ol stores Chris and Liz were turning
over the many piles of prints, selecting
first one and then another, until fairly
bewildered with so many.
'I think I'll have this,' said Chris at
last, choosiug a white ground with a
delicate sprig of black.
'Oh, Chris, take this. Sec, it's al?
most the same; but it's bluo, and so
?Lut I like this better, de.v.'
'Oh, no ; this is so lovelv.'
Now, Liz was only a harumscarum
.,[' eleven, and the ?lack did seem
11., pretUcat; butCh?9 thought it did
Dot malei ?o much iS jieMtog her sis?
ter. So Liz was jfatified.lhc little bun?
dle made up, a"1 ?hey went out.
They wer??ry busy dara that fol?
lowed. Th- &**? g<^ ?'?"g but slowly,
for lesson ?,,(1 haby must have first
Il Kr, almost examination day, and
Chris bad stopped one night where she
eou](jiiavc the quiet school room to go
0Vc.thc topics of that long literature
ll)it was to be the final r?citation of the
gatiior?, when she heard Fan Lilis'
'I do wish some person would go over
these topies with me. I never cau re?
cite unies- I go over them once out
load. Won't some one hear me?'
But the girls all had too much busi?
ness ?f their own, and they realized
what hearing Pan, the dunce of the
class, would be. Chris, saw her com?
ing out of the dressing room with tears
on her cheeks. That touched her.
What Is it Fan? can I help you?' ?he
asked from her corner.
Fan turned. 'Is that you, Chris ? I
want to go over my tapies with some
one. and the girls are too busy. They
have lime enough for me when I have a
'I'll hear you, Fan.,
lO, Chris, that's good! When?'
'Now, and here,' was the reply.
It was almost dark when the two
girls left the school building, and the
t?pica only two-thirds through then.
'We'll finish to-morrow uight.' said
'Thank you, Chris; I never studied
so hard before, but you sec my futhcr is
to he here, and he says if I do well he
will gi?e me ? watch and chain, but if
not, I can not have one for two years.'
'I hope you will.' said Chris heartily,
?and I gtteaa you will too.' But ?he
wondered about her own lesson until
the found that helping te fix it in Fan's
mind had bei n belter for herself thai
any amount of ?tody, and so she was
it was the night before the great day,
and Chris came home late te find the
dress still unfinished. Baby had been
sick all day and the mether looked pale
'Ouly one more ruffle for, the orer
skirt dear,' but Chris knew that it wns
three hours of hard work, and it was al?
ready nearly 9 o'clock. She went up to
her little room a moment and then
'Let me try it on. mother.' ?he. said
theu; 'the children want to sec it before
they go to bed;' and after all had
been duly admired, she said.?'There is
enough on it new, mother; and we'll
hang it up till morning , when I'll cemc
out like a queen, see if I don't.'
"But you wanted another ruffle,dear.'
'I did?but do not, tenses change,
you see, and so must moods. We'll
have a good sleep, and baby Ml be a
right in the nioruing. So that,s all
and the if.ekof glad relief that came t
the tired mother'? lace was ampio re
ward for the girl's ?elf-deuial.
But Chris was not to do all the goo
work of the world. While ?he wa
reading her essay that night to th
professor. Con Livingston called a se
cret session of Session of Seniors in th
dressing room. 'Girls,, said Con, 'I'r<
found out something splendid to do
Do you now Chris has got to gradu?t?
in a calico? Our sewing-girl knowi
them, and she has soon it. She says il
is jgst sweet as a calico can be, bu
Chris felt awfully about it.at first, o
course, then she gave It all up. Now
you all know Chris Is just as she cae
be and has helped every one of us al
'That's so.' said Fan Ellis?.
'And she's got a splendid essay,'con?
tinued Con; 'Miss Markham says so;
and now lets each one engage ouo ot
two friends to throw her boqueta, se
she'll be sure to have as many as any?
body and bo as happy as s.lc deserves;
will you agree !'
The girls promised in chorus. 'And
let's get hear a fan, said one. 'a pretty
plain white ene. She'll be so pleased.'
So that was settled, and the, confab
broke up, and every listening mouse
kept the surprise form Chris.
It must be confessed that sho made
a Ycry pretty picture at home, the trim
black-kid boots, the jaunty dress with
flimsy ruff at the throat and a pale rose?
bud in place of jewels; but as she came
to the great building and saw the crowds
of gayly-drcssed ladies and elegant gen?
tlemen going up the steps her heart
sank a little, aud sho stole up the back
stairs to the recitation room where the
class were to meet. They were all
there when Ceris opened the door, gro
rifying it, the girls thought, for a mo?
ment with the bright flash and glimmer
of the trailing robes.
'Here she is, girls}' exclaimed Con?
nie, catching sight of a figure in the
door. 'How late you are, but come
here, please; we have something sweet
to tell you. Come, Fan.'
'i'lease accept this, Chris, from your
ch?smales,' said Fan, gently. 'We all
wauted you to remember us,' and tho
daintily-gloved hand laid the pretty box
in Cliri?' ungloved ouo, and then they
all eagerly watched the little blushiug
face with smiles and tears chasing over
it as she unfolded her gift, aud were
more thau thanked.
Then Con led her into the dressing
room. 'I brought a flower on purpose
for your golden locks, dear; let me pat
it ib. There, that's lovely!'
'You thought of me?' Said Chris
lifting wondering eyes.
'Why, of courseyou, pet !' and then
the dream came true, for the beautiful,
dainty, Con folded her right into all the
delicate finery and kissed her again and
again. 'You have helped tie to be a
better tiirl, Chris, and I thank you for
Then they all went down together an
took their seats oa the platform, and a
one after another came forward to tha
most dreadful ordeal, reading her essay
aud was thanked by thoughtful fricud
with hoquets and applause, Chris was si
happy for each, and ever her fau, am
Con's kis?, that her speaking face wai
fairly radiaut; and when her name wai
called, the seventh on the list, she ha?
no thought of fear, but her sweet, clea
toucs rendered the essay full of feeling
It was a tender, pathetic thing, and ma
ny hearts were touched by its liaapll
words, but whcnj.it was finished, ant
Chri3 turned to go, there was a pcrfec
storm el applause, led by Judge Living
?ton, aud the boqueta came fast am
thick. Chris sat down with her lap ful
in a perfect maze, and every one of bei
classmates found occasion for the hand'
kerchiefs they had provided only for ai;
oruament. And so Chris learned thai
wearing love in the heart makes fair in
all eyes the simplest dress.
Feet.?The Detroit Free Press says:
'Maybe,' said a husband to his loving
spouse, 'you wouldn't be so handy dis?
playing thoso big feet of yours if you
knew what occurred wheu I took your
shoe to be mended.'
What was it?let me know instantly.'
'Well, the shoemaker took it in his
hand, gazed upon it in tileucc ana then
burst iuto tears, and wept as if his
heart would break.'
?Well what was the aumskull crying
for?quick ! 'Inn know !'
"Well, pooi iellow, ho said he doted
on his grandmother?fairly doted on
his grandmother?fairly doted on her.
She nursrd him, you know, because his
mother was feeble, and so?well, he
eamc to this country fifteen years ago,
and first he setup in the vegetable bne.
and got along pretty well, and was
about to send for the old lady, when
hard times came, and he broke. He
went into fruit then, and after that into
milk?iuto all sorts of things,you kuow;
but he got disappointed every time, till
his business fetched h in out at last, and
he sent right oft' for the old woman.
She lauded four weeks ago, but died the
very same night. It was hard, very
hard, alter all kis toiling for fifteen
years, to get her over at last, and have
her die eu his hands. He?he?well
he was disgusted.
However, he laid her out, and he
and hi? friends sat up with her, and by
and by the memory of her virtue?
softened his bitterness and turned it I?
a tender grief, a settled melancholy,
that hung about his spirits for many
days. However by striving to keep hi?
thoughts employed on other subjects,
he was finally beginning to regain seme
of his old-time cheerfulness, when your
shoe reminded him so painfully of his
A slap in the face, accompanied by
'Take that you degraded old ruffian!'
put asharpc end to the icot story.'
A feene sf Retribution.
A few years since an eminent artist
of Lyons, while passing through the
Kucdes-Tcrreaux, approached a num?
ber of persans who were gathered to?
gether witnessing the sale of the fur?
niture sf a poor workman. A women
was seated on the pavement with a
child in her arms. The painter spoke
to her. and was told that the furniture
which was being sold belonged to her,
that her husband had lately died,
leaving her with the child she held in
her arms; that she had struggled hard
to maintain herself by working day and
night, andsubmittim: to every privation
but that her landlord had at length
seized her furniture for some months
rent, which was due to him. Tbe ar?
tist was afJected by this simple recital,
and inquired who was her landlord.
'There he is,' replied the poor wo?
man,pointing to a man who was watch?
ing tho progress of the sale; and ha vas
recognized by the painter as a person
who was suspected of having amassed a
considerable fortuue by usury, so that
to mako any appeal to his feelings on
behalf of the poor widow would be
useless. The artist was considering
within himself what other plan he could
adopt to benefit her, when the crier
announced a picture for salo. It was a
miserable daub; which in Summer the
poor woman had used to hide the hole
in the wall through which the pipe of
the stoyo passed duriug tho Winter. It
was put up at one frauc. The artist at
once conceived a plan for taking re?
venge sf the laudloiL He wuiu over,
examining the picture with great at?
tention, and then called out with a
'One hundred francs!'
The landlord was astounded at the
bid, but conceiving that it picture for
which so eminent an artist could offer
that sum was worlh more thau double
boldly offered two hundred francs.
'Five hundred !' said the painter, and
the contest between the two bidders
became so animated that the prize was
at length knocked down to the landlord
at 2,200 francs. The purchaser, then
addressing the painter, said:
'la seeing an artist of your raorit bid
bid so eagorly for tbe picture. I suppose
that it must be valuable. Now, tell me
sir, what do you estimate its value?'
'A oeut three francs and a half re?
plied the painter; but I would not give
tha: for it.'
'? ou are surely jesting, for you bid
as high as 2,100 francs.'
'True, and I will tell you why I did
so. You, who are in possession of an
income of 25,000 francs a year, have
seized en the furniture of a poor widow
for a debt of two hundred francs. I
wished to give you a lesson, and you
foil into my trap. Instead of the poor
woman being your debtor, she is now
your creditor, and I flatter myself you
will not compel her to seize on your
furniture for her debt.' The artist then
politely saluted the landlord, and
having announced her good fortune to
the poor woman, walked away.
Two old Texas rangers, who had just
helped bury a neighbor, were talking
about religion, and one asked the othei
how pious he thought it was possible
for a man to get In this world, if he was
in real interest. 'Wall,' said the other,
reflectively, 'I think if he ?an get so'i
he kin swop steers or trade hoses with?
out 'lyiu' that he'd better shore afore hi
takes a relapse.'
.-?? .?.. aa -
A clergyman ef Bath created con>
8ternation at a funeral by praying earn
estly in behalf of'the bereaved husbane
and the one to couse who shall fill the
place made vacant by the death of our
- ? .?>. -a??
'What is a junctiou, nurse?' asked ?
seven-year-old fairy the other day e
an elderly lady who stood at her side or
a railway platform. 'A junction, tnj
dear,' answered tho nurse, with tho aii
of a very superior person,iudeed, 'Why
it'? a place where two roads separates.
Said a friend to a bookseller: 'Th<
book trade is affected, I suppose, by the
general depres?ion. What kind 0
books feel it most?' T'ocket-hooks,' irai
the laconic reply.
A nobleman, who is in the habit 0
ypcaking to soldiers in an affable man
nor, was much amused lately when 1
Guardsman said to him in a hearty aui
genial way, 'I like you, my lord, there*!
nothing of the gcntlemau about you.'
'Suppose I should work myself u? t<
the interrogation point,*' said a beau t<
his sweetheart. 'I should respond will
an exclamation!' was the prompt reply
'As they passed a gentleman whes?
optics were terribly on the bias, litth
Dot murmured: 'Ma he's got 0110 eyt
that don't go.'
A party of clergymen were diuinj
with a brother in a neighboring city, &
a? the evening wore ou it was notice 1
that the generous giver of the feast wai
considerably oyercouie by his own
wine. The attention of a witty brothei
haying been called to the fact. In
irreverently remarked that it might bi
?pokeu ef as the 'elevation of tho host.
At a popular store, famous for th?
prompt and polito attention of th?
clerk?, a woman of perhaps thirti
years was looking at somo goods, whet
a young man stepped towards her, and
said, 'Is any one waiting upon you?
'Why. what a question! I've beci
narrlcd this ten years.'
'Fa.' ?aid a little boy, five years old
'I saw a lion and lamb lying side b]
side in the meadow this morning.' Tut
tut, James. Don't tell such stories,
said the father, 'I tell you 1 did.' per
sisted the child; 'but It was a daadc
Dart? Hallos, the Loil Ian.
hy John ?j. wurniER.
Who of young readers have not read
the sorrowful story of Knock Arden,
so sweetly and simply told by the great
Enghsh poet? It is the story of a man
who went to sea, leaving behind a
sweet youna wife and little daughter.
He was cast away on a desert island,
where he remained several yeara, when
ho was discovered, and taken off by a
Coming back to his natiye town, he
found his wife married to an old play,
mate?a good man, rich and honored,
with whom she was living happily. The
poor man, unwilling to cause her pain
anjpcrplcxity, resolved not to make
himself known to her, and lived and
died alono. The poem has reminded
me of u yery similar story of my own
New Eugland neighborhood, which I
have often heard, and which I will try
to tell,not in poetry, like Alfred Tenny?
son's, but in my own poor prose. I
can assuro my readers that, in its man
particular's, it la a true tale.
One bright Summer morning, more
than three score years ago, David Mat
| son,with his young wife and two healthy
barefooted boys, stood on the bank o?
the rive, near their dwelling. They
were waiting there for i'olutlah Curtis
to come round the pjiut with his
wherry, to take tho lr.isuaud and father
to the port a few miles below. The
Lively Turtle was about to sail on a
voyage to Spain, and David was to go
in her as mate. Tnev stool there in
the levbl morning sunshine, talking
cheerfully; but had been near enough,
you could bave MOO teats in Anna
Mat-ou's blue eyes, for she loved her
husband, and knew there was alwaa
?langet'on the M I.
And David's bluff, cheery voice'
trembled a little now and then, for the
hoiiP.il sailor lovod his snug home on
the slerrimac, with the dear wife aud
her pretty boys. Hut presently the
wherry came alongside, and David was
just stepping in it. when ho turned back
to kiss his wife aud boys.
'In with you, man,' said l'elaliab
Curtis 'There's no time for kissing and
such fooleries when the tide serves.'
And so they parted. Anna aud her
boys went back to their home, and
David to Ilia port from whence he
sailed off in the Lively Turtle. And
months passed ; autumn followed tho
summer, and winter tne autumu ; and
then spring came; anon it was summer
on the river side, aud he did not come
back. And another year passed, and
then old sailors and lishermen shook
their heads solemnly, and said the
Lively Turtle wjs a lose ship, and
would never come back to port. And
poor Anna had her bombazine gown
?lye?! black, and her straw bonnet
trimmed In mourning ribbons, and
thenceforth was known only as the
And how was it all this time with
Mow. you inu-l IcnW thai the Mo?
hammedan people o? AJfJajri and
Tripoli, Mogadore and Sale?, and the
? Barbary coast, had for a long time been
in the habit of titling out galleys aud
I armed boats to seize upon merchant
veesola efChristtaa aatkme, und ta ikes
' slaves of their crows and paUsMBgara,
just asmen calling themselves Chris?
tians in America were seuding vessels
to Africa to catch black slaves for their
plantations. The Lively Turtle fell
into the hands of one of these roving
sea robbers, and the crew were taken
to Algiera, and sold in the market-place
as slaves, poor David 4Matsoo among
When a boy, he learned the trade of
ship carpenter with his father, on tho
Merrimac, aud now he was set at work
in the dockyards. His master, who was
! uaturally a kiad mau, did not overwork
J him. He had daily his three baves ot
| bread, and whea his clothing was worn
out, its place was supplied by the
coarse cloth of wool aud camel's hair,
woven by the Berber women. Three
hours before sunset he was released
from work, and Friday, which is the
Mohammedan Sabbath, was day of
entire rest. Once a year at the season
called Ramean, he was left at leisure
for a whole week.
Some time went on?days, weeks,
months, aud years. His dark hair
became gray. He still dreamed of his
old home on the Merrimac, and of his
good Anna and her boys. He wondered
whether they were yet living, what they
thought of him, and what they were
doing. The hope of ever seeing them
again grew hmter and fainter, and at
last nearly died out ; and .he resigned
himself to his lato as a slave for life.
But one day a handsome middle
aged gentleman, in the dress of one of
his own countrymen, attended by the
great officer of the Dey, enternd the
ship-yard, aud called up before him the
American captives. The stranger wa?
none other thaH Joel Barlow, Com?
missioner ef the I'uited States to pro?
cure the liberation of slaves belonging
to that (iovernmeut. He took the meo
by the hand, as they came up and they
were free. As you might expect, the
poor fellow were very grateful ; some
laughed, some wept for joy, some shou?
ted and saug, and throw up their cap?
while others, with David Matson among
them, knelt down on the chip?, and
thanked God for the great deliverance.
'This is a veaf afl'ecting scene,' said
the Commissioner, wipping his eyes. lI
must keep the impression of it for my
Columbiad;' p^fl drawing out his tablets
he procooded to writo on the spot au
apostrophe to Freedom, which atter
ward found a place in his great epic.
David Maison had saved a little
money during his captivity, by odd jobs
and work on holidays. He got t
passage to Malaga where he bought a
kdrertlaemeaUwUI be laaarted at Ou BoDn*
par Kjuaro of t^n line?, or lee?, for tke Srat laaar
tun, aud SO eenU for each eobeeoauaU InnrMw.
Dolou the number of lnaerUon? be BSkSSSl ????
the maauaciipt, it wtU be pnMiahod naStt foirkt?
and cbarged accordingly.
Xotleee in the local column trtS be fcSktSsl
teu cent? pti.- l'a? , ?tck InaerUoa.
Advertisement? for thre? monta? ?or loos?* ?nl
be Inaerted at lower-ralea
nice shawl fer his wife, and a watch
fer each sf Ids boy?. Hs then went to
the quay, whero an American ship was
lying just ready to sail for Boston.
Almost the first man he saw on board
was Pelatiah Curtis, who had rowed
him down to wort sovoo years before.?
He found that his old neighbor did not
know him, to changed was he with his
long beard aad Moorish dresa, where?
upon, wishout telling his name he bo?
gau to put questions about his old home
and Anally asked if he knew Mrs. Mat
'I rather think I do,' said Pelatiah;
'she is my wife.'
'Your wife!' crird the eth?sr. 'She
is mine before God and man. I am
David Matson, and she is the mother of
?And mine too" said Pelatiah. 'I left
her with a babe in her arms. If yen are
David Matson, your right to her is
outlawed at any rate, she is mine, and I
am not the man to give her up.'
'God is greatl' said poor David Mat
son, unconsciously repeating the fa?
miliar words of Moslem submission.?
'His will bo done. I loved her, but I
shall never see her again; give these,
with my blessing, to ths good woman
and tke boys;' and he handed over.with
a sigh, the bundle containing the gifts
of his wife and children.
He shook hands with his rival.?
'Pelatiah,' he said, looking back a? he
left the ship, 'be kind to Anna and my
'Ay, ay, sir.' responded the sailor,
in it careless tone. He watched the
poor man slowly passing up the narrow
street, until out of sight. 'It'? a hard
case for old David,' he said, helping
himself to a fresh quid of tob?ceo ; ?'but
I'm glad I've seen the last et him.'
Pelatiah Curtis reached hem?. He
told Anna the story of her husband, and
laid his gift in her lap. She did not
shriek oor faint, for she was a healthy
woman, with strong nerve?; but tbe
stole awa y by herself and wept bitterly.
She lived nuuy year? after, but could
never be persuaded to wear the pretty
shawl which the husband of her youth
liad sent as his farewell gift. There is,
however, a tradition that, in ?cardan?-*) ,
with her doying with, it was wrapped
about her poor old shoulders in the
coffin, and buried with her.
Th? little old bull'?-eye watch, which
is still m the possession of one of her
grand-children, is now all that resaaras
to tell the Ule of David Matson, the
1 Wkale'i ie?th Flsrry.
Hurra, boys! see she rise? !' was the
general sheut. Up came the whale
more suddenly than w? expected. A
general dash was made at her by all
the boats. 'Stern for your live? / stem ;
for all!'cried seme of the mere ex?
perienced harpoons. 'See, ?ho'? in a
flurry.' First the monster flapped th?
water violently with its fin?; th?n Its
fall was elevated aloft, lashing th?
ocean into a mass of foam. This wa?
not its death flurry, a for, gaining
strength before any more harpoon? or
lances could be stuck iuto it, away it
went again, heading towards the ice.
Its course was now clearly discerned by
a small whirling eddy, which showed
that it was at no great distance under
the>urfacc, while in its wake was seen
a thin line of oil and blood which had
exuded from its wound. Wearied
however, by its exertions and former
deep dive, it was again obliged to coma
to the surface to breathe. Again the
eager boats dashed in, almost running
ou ita back, and from every aide It waa
plied with laces, while another harpoon
was driven deeply into it, making it
doubly secure. Oar boat was the meat
incautious, for we were right over the
tal of the whale. The chief harponer
warned us: 'Back, my lads; back at all,'
he ?houtcd out, his own boat ?pulling
away. 'Now ?he's in her death flury.*
These words were not out of his month
when I saw our harpeouer Imp from
the boat and swim a? fast as he could
towards one of the others. I waa
thinking of following his example,
knowing that he had good reasons for it
for I had seen the fins of the animal flap
furiously, and which I fancied moat
have aot only dashed the boat to peacea
but broken every bone in our bodieo,
was struck on the keel of the boat. Up
flew the boat in the air, some six or
eight feet at least, with the remaining
crew in her. Then down we came, ona
flying one side, one the other, but uooa
an the other but none of as hurt even.all
spluttering and strikiag oat together,
while the boat came down keel up?
permost, not much the worse either?
Fortunately we al! got clear of the
furious blows the monster continued
dealing with its tail. 'Never law a
whale in such a flurry!' said old David,
into whose boat I was taken. Far up?
wards of two minutes tho flurry can*
tinued, we all the while looking an and
no one daring to approach it; at the
same time a spout of blood aad ail
ascending into tho air from ita blow
holes and sprinkled us ail over.?'Horra,
my lads, she spouts blood!' wo shouted
to one another, though wa all ?aw and
felt it plain enough. There waa a hut
lash ol that tail, now taint and acare?
rising above tho water, bat which, a
few minutes ago, would have tent every
boat around, flying late splinter?. Than
all waa quiet. The masa, now inani?
mate, turned slowly round upon ita tida
and then it floated belly ap and waa
?a? ?aja an .
'What have yoo to remark, madam,'
about my singing?' 'Nothing, air; It la
Jooh Billings says: 'If I was In tha
habit of swearing, I wouldn't hesitate Iff
cuss a bedbug right ta hie moa,'