Alteration* *ot OnTy of 8crlptwal Passages
Jjj™ «, Compared With the
«W F^mijlar One. ic. .. -v
w\ ns» ^®°Py of^he revised version of the scriptures
I"work of the most dig tin gnashed scholars
Euroje- and America—has been completed
f®" *n authorized edition is in preaa. The fol
j.ne names of the same persons are reduced
wone name, as in Booz, Boaz Uriah, Unas?
Ezektel, Ezekiah Isaiah, Isaias Hosea,
Joshua, Jesus. In some 5,000 instances the
term "Jehovah" has been substituted in the
Hew Testament for "Lord God," "King," etc.
babe in the manger" has been changed to
"the babe," etc. "Buy the truth" is changed
to "buy truth." "The scornful" is changed to
•iseorners." "The house of prayer" is "A
house of prayer." "God be merciful to me, a
•inner," is "God be merciful to me, the
master in Israel?" is "Art
ttou a teacher of Israel?" Over 300
words having now different meanings, are al
tered: The principal ones thus changed are
^affect," GaL iv:17 "affectious," GaL v:24
"after," GaL iv:23 "allege," Acta xvii:3
"answer," Matt. xvii:4 "anywise appre
hended," Phil. iii:14 "approve," Kom.
"assay," Acts' ix:26 "attendance," 1st Tim.
iv:13 "base," 1st Cor. x:l ''believers," 1st
Tim. iv:12i "brethren," Matt. xxviii:8
"charger," Matt xiv:8 "chasten," Heb.
Xii:15 "clean, cleanse," Matt viii:2 "com
fort, comforter, comfortless," John xiv:16
"command," Luke xviii:4tf "common," Acts
2:14 "communicate," GaL vi:6 "commu
nication," Matt v:3(j consort," Acts xvii:4
"constantly," Acts xii:15 "convince," John
46 "corrupt, corruption, corruptible,"
Matt vi:19 "covet," 1st Cor. xii:3 "damna
tion," 1st Cor. xi:29
THE LEADING PASSAGES AXTEBED.
The following gives the leading passages la
the Bible that have been changed:
If Genesis iv :7—If thou dost well, shalt thou not
^ve the excellency (or the birthright prerogative),
and if thou dost not well, a sin ofleriug croucheth
*t the door the desire of thy brother shall be sub
ject unto thee and thou shalt rule over him.
If thou doest well, shalt thou not bo accepted?
*ud if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door and
anto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule
Genesis, iv:15—And the Lord said unto him,
therefore, whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall
oe taken on him sevenfold, and the Lord gave a
sign, an assurance to Cain that those finding him
would kill him.
And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whoso
ever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him
sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain,
lest any finding him should kill him.
Psalms i:l—Blessed is the man that walketh not
fn the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the
way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of scorners.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the coun
sel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sin
ners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psalms cxl:9-ll: As for the head of them
that compass me about the mischief of their own
lips shall cover them. Burning coals shall be cast
on them. He will plunge them in fire, into deep
waters, that they rise not again. An evil speaker
shall not be established in the earth. Evil shall
hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
9. As for the head of those that compass me
.about, let the mischief of their own lips cover
10. Let burniug coals fall upon them let
them be cast into the fire into deep pits, that they
rise not up again.
11. Let not an evil speaker be established in
the earth evil shall hunt the violent man to over
Psalms cx :3—Thy people are willing in the day of
thy warfare upon the holy mountains, as from the
womb of the morning is to thee, the dew, so shall
ibe the number of thy youth (of young men.)
willing in the day of thy
feOWer, in the beauties of holiness from the womb
ct the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
Exodus xvi:15—And when the children of Israer
saw it, they said one to another. What is it? fol
they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto
them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given
you to eat.
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said
«ne to another, It is manna: for they wist not what
it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the
hread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
TT. Samuel xii :31—And he brought forth the peo
ple that were therein, and put them to the saws,
sad the harrows, and to the axes, and made them
work in the brick kiln and thus did he unto all the
eities of the children of Ammon. So David and all
fixe people returned unto Jerusalem.
he brought forth the people that were there
in, and put them under saws, and under harrows of
firon, and under axes of iron, and made them pass
through the brickkiln and thus did he unto all the
cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all
the people returned unto Jerusalem.
I Kings ii:9—Thou, therefore, hold him not
neither bring his hoary head to the grave with
Kow, therefore, hold him not guiltless, for thou
art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to
do unto him but his hoar head bring thou down to
the grave with blood.
Proverbs xxiii :23—Buy truth and sell it not also
wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Buy the truth, and sell it not: also. wisdom, and
instruction, and understanding.
Isaiah ix*l—Yet it doth not continue dark where
now is affliction As in the former time, he brought
to shame the land of Zebulon and the land of
Kaphthali, so in the time to oome he will bring it to
honor even the tract by the Bea, the other side of
Jordan, Galilee (or the district of the nations.)
'P Never the Vs® the dimness shall not be such as wai
-EH fn her vexation, when he at first lightly afflicted the
'M of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtah, and
afterward did more grievously afflict her by the
way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the
Isaiah ix *3—Thou hast multiplied the nations
and increased the joy to them. They joy before
to l« a, *«.
wioto when th« dgd|^w»
Thon hast multiplied the nation, and not in
«£££d theioy: they joy before thee according to
S^iWvest!SM men rejoice when they
divide the spoil,
1 a a
w^ShoSeJe^St rule and upon whom thy
If we are thine: thou never barest rule over
were n6t called by thy name.
Matthew iii-1—In those days cometh John the
Baptist preaching i^he^ernessof Judea.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching
In the witderness of Judea
Matt iii :15-Tben he ?uftereth him.
Then he suffered him.
-M- M. d_ThflnEthe devil taketh him up into
thfftydfy and settleth him on the pinnacle of a
Then the! devil taketh him up-into the holy city,
and setteth him
I1' H'-' NFIW BEADING*
Matt. fv:6—And saith unto him: thou be the
'£2f?«on of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, He
shall give his anirels charge concerning thee, and
ffS their hands they will bear thee up, lest at any
^v'ihou dash thy foot against a stone.
MTFS OLD BEADING.
"&:> And saith unto him: If thou be the Son of God,
Upcast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give
Ws angels chirge concerning thee: and in^ their
bands thev shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou
dash thy foot against a stone.
.. NEW BEADING.
Matt. iv:8—Again, thfrdevil_takethhlmunto an
«Tceeding high mountain, and showeth him all of
the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an «ceeding
high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms
wp?ld, and the glory of them.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for right-
Matt vi:l—But take heed tbat.ye.dp_not youi
righteousness before men.to be seen by them: other
wise ye hare no reward of your Father which is in
Take heed that ye do not your aims before men,
to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of
your Father which is in heaven.
NEW BEADING. .1
Matt vi:9-13—Our Father which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy
will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us this
day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we
also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from eviL
Onr Father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in
earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day or daily
bread. And forgive usjror debts as we forgive our
debtors. And lead us not into temptation* but de
liver us from evil for thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For
if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you. -But if ye forgive not
men their trespasses, neither will your Father for
give your trespasses.
Matt, xi :6—And blessed is he whosoever shall not
find an occasion of stumbling in me.
And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended
Mattxi:19—And wisdom is justified byher works.
But wisdom is jnstified of her children.
Matt. xvii:25—He saith yes. And when he was
come into the house Jesus spoke first etc.
He snith, yes. And when he was come into the
house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest
Matt, six:17—And he said unto him: Why
askest thou me concerning that which is good?
One there iswlioisgood, butif thou wouldst enter
into life keep thekrommandments.
And he said unto him: Why fullest
And thou, Capernaum, which are exalted to
heaven, shall be thrust down to hell.
He that heareth you liearetli me: and he that de
spiseili you desniseth me and he that despiseth me
desuiseth him that sent me.
Luke xi :2, 3, 4—And he said u^to them,When ye
pray, say. Our Father, hallowed be thy name, thy
king-loin come: give us day by day our daily bread,
and forgive our sins, for wo ourselves also forgive
pvery one that ii indebted to us, and lead us not
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say Our
Father which art in heaveu. Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will done, as in heav
en, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins for we also forgive every
one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into
temptation: but deliver us from evil.
Luke xvi :8,9—And the Lord commended the un
ust steward because he had done wisely for the'
sons of this age are for their own generation more
shrewd than the sons of light. And I say unto yon,
make yourselves friends, by means of the mammon
of uniighteousness, that, when it fail, they may re
ceive von iDto the eternal tabernacle, or the taber
nacle of the ages.
And the lord commended the unjust steward, be
cause he had done wisely: for the children of this
world are in their generation wiser than the children
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends
of the mammon of unrighteousness: that, when ye
fail, thev may receive you into everlasting habita
Luke xvi :23—And in Hades he lifted up his eyes,
being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and
Lazarus in his bosom.
And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in tor
ments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in
Luke xviii:13—And the publican, standing afar
off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto
heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be
merciful to me the sinner.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not
lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote
upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to md a
Joba :4—In him is life: and the life is the light
In him was life and the life was the light of
John, i:ll—He came to his own home for pos
session, and his own people received him not
He came unto his own, and his own received him
John, iii :10—Jesus answered and said unto him,
Art thou the teacher of Israel and knowest not these
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a
master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
John iv:6—Now Jacob's well was there. Jesuf
was Bitting there by the well, and it was about the
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore.
being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the
well: and it was about tb9 sixth hour.
John iv:27—And upon this came his disciples
and marveled that he talked with a woman. Yet
no man said, What seekest thou? or. Why talkest
thou with her?
And upon this came his disciples, and marveled
that he talked with the woman. Yet no man
said. What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with
Johnv:3-4—In these lay a great multitude of
impotent folks, of blind, halt, withered. (Omit the
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of
blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the
For an angel went down at a certain season into
the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then
first after the troubling of the water stepped in
was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
John v:39—Ye search the Scriptures, because in
them ye have eternal life: and they are they which
testify of me.
Search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye
have eternal life: and they are, they which testify
John x:16—And other sheep I have, which are
not of this fold: them also I must lead, and they
shall hear my vpice, and they will become one flock,
And other sheep I have, which are not of this
fold them also I must bring, and they shall hear
my voice and there shall be one' fold, and one
Acteii:47—And the Lord added to them day by
day' )«ie that were being saved.
there is none .good but one, that is, God: but if
thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Matt xx: 23—And he saith unto them. Ye shall
drink indeed of my cup and be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with. But to sit on my
right hand and my left, is nor. mine to give except to
those for whom it is prophesied of my father.
And he saith unto them. Ye shall diiuk indeed of
my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I
am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and
on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given
to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
Matt, xxiii :14— (Omit entirely).
Woe unto yo«, scribes and Pharisees, bypscrites!
for ye devour widows'houses, and for a pretense
make longer prayer: therefore ye shall receive the
Mark viii :3G, 37—For what doth it profit a man
pain the Tvhole world ah forfeit his life? For
what can be equivalent for his life?
For what shall it profit a man, if ha shall gain the
whole world, and lose his own so'il?
Or what shall a man give in Exchange for his soul?
Mark ix:44-46—Omit entirely.
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not
And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better
for thee to enter halt into life, than having two
feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never
shall be quenched.
Luke ix :25—For what is a man advantaged if
he gains the whole world and lose (or forfeit) hit
For what is a xnaa advantaged, If he gain the
whole world, and lose himself or be cast away?
Luke ix:35—And there came a voice out of the
clouds, saying, This is my Son, my chosen.
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying,
This my beloved Son:"hear him.
Luke x: 15-16—And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou
be exalted unto heaven? Thou shalt be brought
down into Hades. He that heareth you, heareth
me: and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that
And the Lord added to the church dally such
should be sated.
Acts, viii :4-r-Entirely omitted. v,
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went
everywhere preaching the word. ,,
Acts, viii :37.—And Philip said, If thou be
lievest with all thine heart thou mayest. (Omit
And Philin said. If thou believest with all thine
heart thou mayest And he answered and said, I
believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Acts xvii:23—For as I passed by, and beheld
your devotions. I found an altar with this inscrip
tion, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. What therefore ye
worship unknowingly, this declare I unto you.
Fcr as passed by. and behold your devotions, I
found an altar with this inscriptigp, TO THE UN
KNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly wor
ship, him declare I unto you.
Actsxxii :9—Omit the words "Let us not fight
Acts xxvi:24-29—And as he thus made his de
fense, Fesrus said with aloud voice, Paul, thou art
mad. they much learning turneth thee to madness
but he said, I am not mad. most excellent Festus
but spnak forth the words of truth and soOerness.
For the king knoweth of these things,
unto whom also I speak freely, for
I am persuaded that none of these
things are hidden from him for
this thing hath not been done in a corner. King
Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know
that thou Ibelievest But Agrippa said unto Paul.
With out little effort thou wouldst persuode thyself
to make me a Christian but Paul said, I would to
God that, whether with little effort or with much,
not thouonly, but also all that hear me this day,
might become such as I, except these bonds.
And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said
with aloud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself
much learning doth make thee mad.
But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus
but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
For the king knoweth of these things, before
whom also I speak freely for I am persuaded that
none of these things are hidden from him for this
thing was not done in a corner.
King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I
know that thou belieyest.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou per
suadest me to be a Christian.
And Paul said,! would to God, that not only
thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both
almost and altogether such as I am, except these
Romans v:4—And patience, probation and pro
And patience, experience and experience, hope.
Romans viii :7—Thou shalt not lust because the
carnal mind, etc.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God
foritisnot subject to the law of God, neither n
deed can be.
Romans, viii :29—Because whom he foreknew,
them he also foreordained to bear the likeness of
the image of his Son, that he might be the first
born among many brethren.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predesti
nate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that
he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
I. Corinthians, iv:4—For I know nothing against
For I know nothing by myself.
Cor. xvi :22—If any man loves not the Lord,let
him be Anathema. The Lord cometh.
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ,lethim
be Anathema, Maranatha.
II. Cor. xi :20—For ye bear with if a man bring
you into boudage.
For ye suffer if a man bring you into bondage.
Ephesians vi :24—Grace be with all them that
love our Lord Jesus Christ in uncorruptness.
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus
Christ in sincerity. Aden.
Philippians iii:20, 21—For our citizenship is in
heaven, from whence also we wait for a Savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall transform the
body of our humiliation that it may be conformed
to the body of his glorv.
For our conversation is is heaven from whence
also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Who shall change our vile body that it may be
fashioned like unto his glorious body.
II. Thessalouians, iii :6—If so be that it is a
righteous thing to wish good to recompense afflic
tion to them that afflict you.
Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recom
pense tribulation to them that trouble you.
I. Timothy iii :16—And without controversy the
pillar and ground of the truth is the great mystery
of godliness, who was manifested in the flesh, justi
fied in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the
Gentiles, believed on in tho world, received up into
And without controversy great is' the mystery of
rodliness God was manifest in the flesh, justified
the spirit seen of angels, preached unto the Gen
iiles, believed on in the world, received up into
Hebrews ii :9—But him who was made for some
little time lower than the angels, Jesus, we see an
account of the suffering of death, crowned with
glory and honor, in order that he by the grace of
God should taste death for all.
But we see Jesus,who was made a little lower than
(he angels for the suffering of death, crowned with
glory and honour that he by the grace of God
thould taste death for every man.
Hebrews ii :16—For verily he helps not angels,
but it is the seed of Abraham that he helps.
For verily he took not on him the nature of
angels but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Hew tlie Brilliant Arkansas Senator Re
From the Philadelphia Times.
While on the subject of senators, and
therefore also on the subject of rum, I may
as well tell anew story on Senator Garland,
of Arkansas. Make no mistake about him.
Mr. Editor. He is a great lawyer—one"of
the two or three really big lawyers in the
senate. He has always been a modest man,
but whatever be has had to say ho has said
it as well as Edmunds, Thurman or even
Don Cameron could say it. However that
has nothing to do with the story. Garland
has always been a liberal drinker. Thpt is
why (or at least one reason why) he is so
popular in Arkansas, where people had
rather drink with a man than to shoot him,
although not averse to the letter on certain
occasions. Coming to the senate Garland
kept up his habits and became personally
one of the most popular and lovable men
on the floor. Eveiybody likes him and
everybody respects his intregrity no less
than his great ability. So he took his
drinks with Vest, Thurman, Edmunds,
Yoorhees, Bayard and the others and
became also famous as a story
teller. When he come to Washing
ton last fall he surprised the jolly
senators by refusing to take a drink in one
of the committee rooms. At once he had
half a dozen senators upon him, guying him
and begging for his reasons for stopping.
One asked: "Kidneys, Garland?" another
said: "Had 'em, Garland?" still another^
"Stomach gone back on you, Garland?"
and others asked if the doctor had made
him let up. He finally answered them:
"No, gentlemen," said he, "there's noth
ing the matter with me, but I've stopped.
You know we had a pretty hot canvass
in Arkansas this sammer and I went all
over the state stumping. Well, I saw the
graves of a good many good fellows who
had began with me and who are now in the
dark valley or the light one, whatever it
may be. I saw the wrecks of other men
who started with me to be jolly good fel
lows. The graves and the wrecks set" m6 to
thinking. From thinking I began to calcu
late. Well, on a rough calculation, I found
that I had already drank about a barrel and
a half of whisky more than I was entitled
to. Then I said to myself, that if I drank
SHE WOOD DO JT.
Twas Harry who the silence broke:
Kate, why are you
"Because, because—rm board," she spoke.
"Oh, no because you're*woo'd," said he.
"Why are yen like a tree?" she said.
he aBked, so low.
Her answer made the young man red:
"Because you're sappy, don't you know?"
"Once more," she asked, "why are you now
A tree?'' He couldn't quite perceive, fsy
"Trees leave sometimes and make a bow,
And you may also bow—and leave."
THE STORY OF A NOSE.
Translated from the Spanish of Breton de los
''Will you permit me to sit beside yoa,
little mountain girl!"
"With great pleasure and I am grateful
to you for preferring my side to that of so
many belles that wine in the salon. Do
you know who I am?"
"No and it is quite possible I would
not, even though you should take off your
mask. But no matter. We may begin an
acquaintance this evening, if you will. Ac
quaintances made at masquerade balls are
not apt to be the worst'"
"They are apt to furnish disappoint
"I will not deny it, for I have experi
enced some, but—
"And have you given some, also?"
"No he! who is accustomed to present
ing himself everywhere, not excepting at
carnival balls, with his face uncovered,
can deceive few."
"Truly, you have no reason to hide it,
and', not every man can say the same."
"Thanks, pretty mountain-girl according
to that you know me."
"Yes, by sight they told me you were a
poet. Don't you want to compose some
verses for me?"
"I will do so if you wish. I have always
taken a pride in pleasing the ladies, but I
should first know your name."
"Ascribe any to me: 'Phyllis,' 'Laura,'
'Philena,' one that seems practical to you.
I do not have to tell you my real name, but
the first mentioned occurs to me. Arrange
it as seems worth while, and according to
your own taste."
"But how, without seeing the face whose
perfections I must exalt without knowing
the sweet object of my inspiration, how
"A poet says that! You, who always live
in the unbounded regions of the ideal, why
should you need the presence of the objeot
of your worship? For my part, I have not
so much confidence in my face, nor does
your imagination seem so sterile, as to risk
"It is true that poets, in whose number
you seem willing to count me, are accus
tomed to exercise their genius throughout
imaginary space but we do not feed our
selves with illusions only and as for me,
I can only say that in the matter of pleas
ure, I am, and alvays shall be for the pos
"And what pleasure can you promise
yourself in seeing my face?"
"That of admiring it, if it is pretty, as I
presume it is that of adoring you."
"You have 'adoration' ever on your tongue.
You poets deserve to be banished from ev
ery Christian republic. Either you talk of
'adoration.' through idolatrous impiety, or
just for the sake of pleasing prattle. You
do well in coming without a mask. Poets
have no need to Se you would be masquer
"If that is certain, for my part, I accept
with much pleasure, a quality that likens
me to tho fair sex."
"Are women such dissemblers?"
"Yes, my little masquerader. With re
spect to that, you cannot say that the men
accuse you groundlessly but at the same
time, I must confess that men's suspicion
and tyranny occasion your lack of sincerity,
and that, in general, your fictions are well
worthy of indulgence, because the same
desire of gratifiying us obliges you to tell
them. But is it possible tlmt I am not to
see your face?"
"It cannot be. The desire of gratifying
you counsels me to keep the mask on."
"Your conversation charms me, and
every word makes my impatience to know
you more lively."
"Do you need to 'see my face in order to
suppose it full of attractions? Did you not
call me the sweet object of your inspiration?
Believe me, your and my interest oppose
each other in the matter of condescending
to what you ask. While I remain con
cealed, I am sure of hearing flattering ex
pressions from your mouth, to which I am
not accustomed^ perhaps. If I remove this
protecting crape from my face, then fare
well, to illusion! Bigid courtesy, cloomy
seriousness will follow the eulogies, the
endearing expressions, which, if they have
not .made me proud, have at least diverted
and pleas ad me."
"This modesty is, to me, the best proof
of your merit."
"Yes, I have the merit of being modest—
no, I am wrong I mean of being sincere."
"If I would confound you with the moss
of women, it weuld not cost me much trou
ble to believe you now. Ladies Drotected
by the silken ma. feign less than with
their own faces they have such few oppor
tunities for telling the truth with impunity.
But you, you are not ugiy, I can swear it.
I have by dint of errors and deceptions,
acquired a sort of tact, a certain skill in
seeing through masks. I do not mistake so
easily. Like to the greyhound, I have a
keen scent and a good nose."
On saying this I noticed in my companion
a movement, either of surprise or disgust.
I fancied that such a vulgar phrase sounded
ill in her ears, and I hastened to exculpate
for not having made use of more
elegant language, as she merited. But my
mountain-girl laughingly clasped my hand,
and declaired that she pardoned me fully
and with good grace, for so trival a lapsus
'But one thing would grieve me," I con
tinued, "if you should unmask."
"That it would not be lawful to speak to
you as to a mountain girl—as to a masque
rader. Would it not be a pity to renounce
the delightful familiarity which the carni
val balls permit? Now I speak to you as
an intimate friend or lover would do."
"Well, then, were I to commit the in
discretion of taking off my mask, you would
hasten to leave me you would hardly be
able to articulate an indifferent and irrita
ble 'Farewell, lady.'
"What enjoyment you have in mortifying
me! Do you think me capable of such a
lack of politeness? I will suppose for a mo
ment that you are ugly, hideous, could you
remove with the mask the spell that allures
me? If the attractions of jour conversation,
of this voice that bewitches me, of this graee
that charms me, can be removed with the
mask, how can a woman appear ill with such
gifts? If your face is ugly I pardon you for
"But you are more indulgent than other
men? Are you governed less by self-con
ceit than they? Ir your eyes,ugliness is a
woman's greatest crime."
"Oh, lam of another species, or else
you calumniate the men, little mountain
girl if not, undo this mask that torments
me, and you will see how, far from being
cooled, my affection will augment. And
you do not believe my proposition is so
venturesome where can this ugliness re
side with which you pretend to frighten me?
Do I sot behold the elegance of jour shape?
Bo I not clasp your beautiful hand? Am I
not fascinated with your small and grace
ful foot? Does not the palpitation of that
heavenly bosom reveal the greatest enchant
ment? Do not the beams of light from
those charming brown eyes pierce me?
Those ebony tresses, that form such a
lovely contrast with the dazzling whiteness
ofyour throat, whose are they but yours?
If there were anything so ill, I should
know it. Does it lie in the movement of
your head—which I have not yet seen—or
in the delightful smile of your divine
"Then with all this exquisitiveness, which
you so greatly exaggerate, I assure you that
I am frightful! I should horrify you if I
uncovered my face."
"Oh, no, it is impossible your'form your
"Have you seen them all?"
"I may say yes. The nose is only-——"
Here she interrupted me with a burst of
"You laugh does it chance to be—Bo
"Or Carthaginian? I don't know. I will
not engage to say."
"No it is not possible that an anomalous
nose tarnishes the lustre of so many attrac
tions, and, moreover, I accept the conse
quences of the favor I entreat. With that
mouth, with those eyes, that incomparable
form, I permit you to be flat-nosed or long
"You are impudent."
"No, I am not. Reveal yourself."
"Will you oblige me to go upon my
knees? Will you expose me as the laugh
ing-stock of the company?"
"Enough. As you will. You are about
to see me with the mask off. Why must
we women be 60 weak? But let it not be
my hand that shall open Pendora's box.
Receive through your own the punishment
for your foolish impatience."
"I can unmask you with this hand! En
vy me, mortals! Give me the lyre, O muses!
I am thrice blessed."
"No—you are rash and ill-advised."
"Perdition take the knot! I can't untie
it. Ah, my knife, that is it. Beauti
I could not finish the word, such was my
surprise, amazement, terror. What a nose!
What a nose! On, what a nose! I would
not have believed that Nature was capable
of arriving at such a degree of pleonasm,
hyperbole, amplification. The bonnet of
"Erase un hombre a una
Shame gave wings to my feet wrath
blinded me the ground failed me in my
flight. I stumbled over furniture, against
persons, over myself and would have
walked home without waiting for the coach,
or to get my overcoat, it not having the
-same weight with me that my hunger did,
which was as huge as the nose, in whose
shade my gayety grew dark. I flew then to
the refreshment room, took possession of a
table, snatched up the bill of fare, asked
what they could bring me the quickest. I
ate, now, not with appetite, but furiously,
from four, different plates and they were
about to bring me the fifth, when I beheld
seated in front of me—divine justice!—the
same mountain-girl, or rather, I should say,
the same nose which had horrified me
shortly before. My first impulse was to
rise and run, but the merrvgirl petrified me
by saying with infernal sweetness:
"What! are you not going to invite me to
I felt troubled and looked sheepish. The
nose laughed,' and so, to my discomfort,
did the gallant who accompanied her. 1
would have liked to wreak my rage upon
"It sliall not cost you much—a glass of
Roman punch nothing more."
Such impudence stung me keenly, and
I resolved on being revenged by mocking
"I shall have the greatest pleasure in
complying with your demand, senorita,
though I fear that your nose will prevent
you from putting a glass to your lips. If
you cannot take it off, as you did your
mask, I do not know how
"You are rude, sir, but I shall be gra
cious. I will remove it."
"How? What do you say? Then-
At this instant her hand darted up to her
nose, and—she tore it off 1
Alas! it was false. It was pastb'oard and
it left her real1nose revealed, no less grace
ful and perfect than the other features of
How shall I depict my shame, my desper
ation, on beholding suoh an exquisite crea
ture, and the remembrance of the levity,
the discourtesy, the iniquity? I was going
to beg a thousand pardons, to lament my
en or, and, prostrated, kiss the dust at her
feet but the cruel one took the arm of her
escort, disconcerted me with a severe look,
and, imitating my cold manner of a short
time before, said: "Farewell, senor," and
she burst into a peal of mocking laughter.
I never saw her more.
A Dentche Scientist on Woman.
Schopenhauer, the German philosopher,
had reached, with regard to women, a per
fect view parallel to that of Carlyle toward
man—namely, that all which is called pro
gress and elevation has been in an evil way.
As Carlyle held that the perfected social
order for man is the rule ot the strong hand,
or clublaw, so Schopenhauer held that the
proper domestic order is absolute subjec
tion for women. He argued that all the so
called elevation of women has been only
the inflation of the few into uselessness, at
the cost of the greater degradation of the
mass, also that the more woman has been
elevated the more she has grown discon
tented and unhappy.
He held that this abnormal foisting of wo
man degraded man, and thus resulted in de
grading all that by keeping up .the dignity
of man the race is elevated, and by letting
down to an equality with woman the race is
leveled downward also, that polygamy is
necessary to man's dignity domestic hap
piness, to the welfare of the race, and es
pecially to a natural provision for all women.
It is likely that some of the 6trong minded
women of the present day will not assent
to Schopenhauer's doctrine. A friend to
her sex nas contributed her translation of
extracts setting forth his views, which ares
"Between men there is by nature only in
difference but between women there is nat
"When nature divided the human race in
(There was a man attached to a nose,)
Would be poor and colorless to paint it.
This was no human nose it was a beet
root, a corner-stone, an Egyptian pyramid.
It is just to condemn everything unsea
sonable, everything exaggerated, why is it
that a law is not given against the exagger
ation of noses?
In the midst of the horror which thii
mournful discovery caused me, I wanted to
withdraw myself from the large-nosed
mountain-girl, without incurring a rude re
mark from her. I made incredible efforts
toward some expression of gallantry. Im
possible. If I could have had a mirror be
fore me, I am sure I must have seen a fool
Fortunately for me, the mountain girl—
who doubtless had learned to resign herself
to her deformity, likewise to all its effect—
laughed quite good-humoredly, whether at
my conflict, or at herself, I did not know.
This gave me courage to rise, under the
pretext of going to meet a friend. And,
without daring to look at her again, I took
my leave with a formal "Farewell, senor
%k,JV' -'^SI S,jj, fe.
nalvgs, she did not cany the incision di
rectly through the middle. In all popular-*
ity the distinction between the positive and
negative poles is iiol only qualitative, one,
but at the same time a quantitative. Thus
have, the Oriental and ancient nations re
garded the women, and have therefore, ac
corded them, more correctly in just posi
tion than \re with our antique French gal
'laatry and insipid woman veneration, that
highest bloom ot Christian German idiocy,
which has only earned this to make them so
arrogant and inconsiderate that .one is
sometimes reminded of the holy monkeys
in Benares, who, in consciousness of their
holiness and involability, considered every
thing made for them."
The European marriage la w, considering
woman as the equal of man, proceeds from
a false presumption."
"In our own monogamian part of the
world getting married means simply to
hAve one's rights, and double one's duties.
"When the laws invested women with
equal rights to men, they should have also
endowed them with a masculine under
"The more those rights aDd honors which
the laws concede to women surmount her
natural condition, so much the more do
they limit the number of those women who
really participate in the granted favors, and
take from all the remaining women as much
rights accorded by nature as they had given
to the others, rights beyond what is natural.
For in this abnormally advantageous posi
tion, which the monogamian regulation and
thereto subjoined marriage laws have made,,
men hesitate to make so great a sacrifice,
and enter upon so unequal a compact.
While, therefore, among the polygamous
nations every woman finds a support, among
the monogamian the number .of marriage
able women is limited and there remains a
great number of females, who in the high
er classes vegetate as useless old maids,
but in the lower are pushed to hard and in
adequate labor, or, All the here
enumerated women pushed into such fear
ful position are but an unavoidable balance
to the European Lady, with her pretension
and arrogance. For the female sex, con
sidered, as a whole, polygamy is therefor©
"It is not to be intelligently disputed that
a man whose wife is a chronic invalid, or
childless, or who has become altogether
too old for him, should take another.
"In this way will woman be reduced to
her just and natural position, as a subor
dinate being and the LADY, that monster
of European civilization and of Christian
German idiocy, with her ridiculous preten
sions to respect and honor, will be thrust
out of the world, and there will remain only
women, but no more unhapvy women with
which Europe is now full."
A HAPPY LAXD.
One Country that Does Not Care for the
OpSniou of the World.
Venezuelan Cer. New York Times.
In one respect Venezuela is a happy
country. From its highest to its lowest,
nobody here cares a bean for the opinion
of the civilized world. Representatives
abroad, especially if not really Venezuelans,
but only such temporarily by virtue of in
terest in holding consular or other offices in
the gift of this government, may pretend
that they do, but if Ihey were Venezuelans
in fact they would not. A Venezuelan,who
by family, means, official standing, and a
varnish ©f good breeding (Frenchmen teach
that here in schools,) might be supposed to
be in the class which in other lands would
be labeled "gentlemen," in conversation,
one day, with the English consel at Puerto
Cabbeilo spoke with approval of some pe
culiarly monstrous and rascally regulation
with reference to the rights of foreign
commerce which he naturally hoped to see
adopted by his government. "But," said
Mr. Robert Conn, the consul in
question, a fine Sir Roger De Ceverly
sort of ian old English gentleman, "such a
thing would be an outrage upon civiliza
tion." "What in the name of all the devils
do we care for the opinion of all the world?"
responded the fine Venezuelan. "But civ
ilized nations wouldn't stand it. They
would send their ships of war here and
batter down your town." "Bah! Let them
oome. When they come the Venezue
lan will take his girl a box of cigars and a
bottle of brandy, and go into the woods.
He will be safe. Let them batter down the
town. Whose property will they destroy?
Why, the houses of Englsih, and German,
and Danish and French merchants. When
they are gone the Venezuelan will come out
of the woods.
And I cannot think that even his Excel
lency the President cares much more for
foreign opinion, or he would not say such
ridiculous things as he does in his message.
to congress, leaving out of question alto
gether his own course of life. His last
message was not quite so funny as usual,
yet it was a strain upon one's gravity to
read him, seriously regretting that a pres
sure of other business had preventing him
from putting a stop to the fratricidal strife
between Cmli and Peru. The message
proceeding it in which he said: "Curacoa
and Trinidad naturally belong to Venezuela,
and must be hers. I have so far completed
negotiations for the purchase of Curacoa
that I may say it is virtually ours while as
for Trinidad, it must eventually be qurs,
by purchase or otherwise," was a much gay
Henry Ward Beecher's First Drink.
Mr. R. Graham, secretary of Church of
England temperance society, who is about
to sail for England, was formally taken
leave of at a meeting held the other night
at Brooklyn, upon which occasion Mr.
Beecher told this story of his first drink:
He said it was not often the
venerable Dr. Schenck was mistaken, but
he was in that instance if he imagined'Mr.
Beecher was not very weak. He should
like nothing better than to have Dr. Schenck
for a Bishop. He thought the Bishop
would have a good time, and he was sure he
would. He would be proud to be under
Dr. Schenck, for he greatly admired him for
his sterling qualities and his social capac
ity, and for his liberality—within the
bounds of his own church. [Laughter.]
Mr. Beecher described the ministers'^ meet
ings in his boyhood. It was a delightful
time. It was a prospect of turkeys and pud
dings. It was a delicious time when
the ministers met in his father's house.
There is no company you can find, said Mr.
Beecher "like a band of good orthodox
clergymen—such as you and I are, Dr.
Schenck—met together to tell stories of
which they are a portfolio. Well, when
tiie time came for the ministers to meet at
my father's house, I was sent out for pipes,
tobacco and rum. My father was a most
temperate man. I never saw him take
drink of ardent spirits but once in my life.t
and then he was sick—not after he drank
it, but before. Wine was very scarce when
I was a boy, and a companion and I saved
enough money tobuy half a pint of wine. We
got a couple of eggs and went down to tho
meadow. We knew eggs and wine went to
gether, and we ate the egg first and then
drank the wine. It tastea so bad to me I
thought the man had made a mistake and
given me physio. So you see in my natural
state, when my palate had tasted wine, I
took it to be just what it is—medicine."
Mr. Beecher spoke of the early beginnings
of temperance, and showed that there was
a universal craving for intoxicants. The
effort to abolish the use them had to bo
renewed in every age and among all prople.
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