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IN THE SHADOW.
IN THE SHADOW. BY C. S.
Oh, the Earth is Very dreary,
And the Heaven so far away;
And my heart grons weary, weary,
And heavier eaohy day .
In Ike shadow.
In the shadow. Far above '
Shines the sunshine calm and bright.
Not for m are hope and love,
I have but the night
Earth's cold shadow.
Long but vainly have I waited
For the happier day to come;
To a dreary future fated,
Sit, I ehilled and dumb-
In the shadow.
From the valley of despair,
From the loneliness of night,
Until Thee goes up my prayer,
God of life and light!
Lift me, lift me up to Thee, .
From the lonely, wearj nightl
Let my eyes the morning see;
Raise me up into Thy light
Raise the shadow!
Tell me ye winged winds,
That round my pathway roar,
Do ye not know some spot '
Where bachelors come ne more.'
Some lone and pleasant dell,
Where no moustache is seen;
Where long-eared dandies never oome,
Ourselves and fun between?
There cam a murmur from the distant lea,
k low, sad tone, which whispered, 'No, sir-ee.'
Tell me, thou misty deep,
Where billowy round me play,
. Know'st thou some favored spot, .
Some island far away,
. Where merry girls may find
A rest from soft dough faces,
And hear themselves called women,
Nor likened to the graces? ,
Soon did the misty deep its answer give,
By murmuring, "Not while brandy-smashe(
And thou, serenest moon, : ;r:':
What language dost tkou utter, ...
While gating on the gentleman
W hose head is in the gutter? ,
Say, hast thou in thy round
- Gated on some favored spot, ,
Where hatsknownot tne weight of briok.
And where; digara are not?
Behind a eloud the moon withdrew ia woe,
And iu italics answered, "No nil not'
r TeN me my secret soul
i . Oh, tell me Hope and Faith, .". i , t
: : Is there no resting place
. From feps, and beaux end teathl,
Is there no happy spot , '
Where womankind are blest, , y
, Where man may never come,; ,
"And where the girls may .rest?
Faith, Truth, and Hope booms to mortal
navti tneir ongm wings ana answerem
' "Yes, inHeaven."
Jan of jelly, jars of jam,
Jars of potted beef and htm,
Jars of gooseberries nice, '
Jars of minoe-meat, jars of spioe,
Jars of orange marmeladv -',
Jars of pickles all home-made
. Would the only jars were these
Which occur.ln families! .j
Not always tears bespeak of grief,
To joy no less they bring relief; .
In cloudless summer rain we meet
Tb9 Jojf.dropi of in jenial heat.
FAMILY JARS. Select Story.
THE RECOVERED LETTERS.
BY AMY RANDOLPH.
Three days before the wedding I and
Raohel Piercy was kneeling in ber bou
doir, where a blood-red banner of lurid
suaset'Jighi flamed sod treuil)Iod. jimoDg
toe scatlercd no wars ana jowois, ana uoy
cut-glas9 perfume stands that omimented
ber droe&ing-bureau ; kneeling but not
in the quiet, peaceful aititudo of prayer.
No ; the beautiful soarlet lip, compressed
by oruel white teeth the bands pressod
tightly across tbe forehead the oheoks
white aa the pallid marble of BOine fair
monumental statue all told a fur differ
ent tale tbau that of a maiduVs innocent
She was very beautiful, and dark, with
the rioh orimson of Jewish blood glow
ing in ber veins, although that Hebrew
ancestry Lad long since been merged in
the past. Dark, with velvet-red oheeks
and glorioue liquid eyes floating beneath
heavy-fringed lashes, vhile tne laxuri
snt blask hair, brushed away from ber
pure cream-tinted forehead, fell in soft
massy ourls, shot with purplish shadowe.
llaohel waa as beautiful as Queen Esther
might have been ; but how willingly
would she have exchanged all tnat beau
ty for a little peaoe I
'What shall . I do!' aba murmured,
looking vaguely out across tbe sylvan
beauty of the quiet park, all flooded in
evening splendois. '0, meroiful heav-
cdb 1 what is there left for me to do?
To think that this blow should fall on
me, at this moment ot all others, just
when tbe cup of fortune and happiness
was so olose to my lips I It is too bard
too bard 1
She uttered a low bitter groan, as her
eyes foil on a crumpled, dirty half sheet
of paper that lay on the floor beside her;
evidently a note.
"My darling Raobie,'' it read, ''don't
let your surprise and pleasure at again
hearing from me and bo unexpectedly,
too quite overpower you, Meet me
to.niget, at seven, at tbo weeping biroh
tree, on the edge of (he Lake Woods.
If I do not eee you, punctual to the
moment, I shall take prompt measures
to oultivate the acquaintance of the gen
tleman whom you are about to make
happy. Adieu, ma petite.
lours, devotedly, while the cash lasts,
'There is no help for it,' she moaned
to beraelf. 'While he retains possession
of those letters. I am as completely his
slave as if my golden braoelets were
linked fetters of iron; If Herbert knew
all, be would be the last one to judge
me harshly for the mad, school-girl in
fatuition that has placed me so cruelly in
Maioom Wayne's power. But he cannot
know all and the letters I wrote when
hardly mote tban a child bear oruel evi
denoe against me. No ; there ia no help
for it. 1 must try what a last appeal
will do l
And Raohel Pieroy shrouded her rich
dress of glimmering purple silk, shot
with golden gleams, in a sombre black
mantle, and stole down through the over-
banging shadows ot twilight, to tne weep
ing birch-tree, on the outermost verge of
tbe woods, to meet tne nam and meroi
less man who held her fate in his hands I
He was there before hor, paoing up
and down the smooth greensward, and
glanoing ever and: anon shrewdly at his
watch ; tall, itylisn-looking man, with
blue eyes, fair wavy; hair, and . aquiline
foatuicsy while 4uo , w somthi5
worn and 6 fate in his whole appearance
that ean scarcely be desoribed. lie nod
ded bis head, with an intensely dissagrea'
ble smile, aa lvachel swept down the nar
row path, her liquid blaok eyes 1'ull ot
troubled light, ana angry roiei Darning
on her cheeks. . , ; ':
'You haven't grown at all ugly, my
dear Raohie,' he said, in a light, mocking
tone, as he bowed a ceremonious greet
ing: . 'Upon my word, you do the great
est credit to. Mr. Herbert Montpensier's
cboioer 'i ;) . . . i ; : i
'I did not oome here to listen to this
strain of idle compliment,'., said Raohel.
coldly. 'Why did you send for me?'
To get money, Rachel, of course,
since you will insist on coming directly
to business!' r . . i . ;
'''-'How much?' she demanded, briefly. '
''Well just at present ay two thous
sand dollars.' -v.! r,-f v -i vi ,
'I have not got it to . give you,' " she
answered,1 with desperate calmness. ' .M
have1 already given you more, fai more
than 1 could spare-y How many hund
reds have you taker from ma before
this?'' i'.i I til HJ ,: , 7 . .
, He drew i couple of. faded, time .worn
letters from his pocket, and deliberately
unfoldedjthem. -. ' ' ' ' - v.- .: x
'.Very well let it be just ai you please.
Miss Pieroy. Then I shall have the
pleasure of a personal interview with
Mr. Montpensier, at whose mansion you
are at present suoh an honored guest.
He will, of course, be deeply interested
in anything that appertains to you, jour
early correspondence included.'
Raohel uttered a low, sobbing cry.
'Give me tbe letters, Malcolm give
ihem (o mo? Have you no mercy ? no
botnpassion ?' .
'Don't know What tne words mean,'
cafinly retorted" Mr. Wayne. 'I know
what money means, and that is tbe extent
of my knowledge, as far as you aro con
oirned, Raohel, my dear. You would
tot marry me; you turned op your pret
ty nose at my manifold merits, and flung
ne away, a broken plaything a useless
toy. JVoio, uy royal Queen of Hearts,
1 have it in my power to settle op varU
ous little accounts.
'Of course I would not marry you
when I learned that you were a villain
nturned Rachel, haughtily.
'Complimentary, my dear,' nodded
Voyne, 'No, you wouldn't marry me,
but had previously written me some very
pretty letters, which I have no doubt Mr.
Montpensier will fully appreciate.'
She fell on her knees, this proud,
hiughty young thing, with imploring
ees and clasped hands.
. 'Maioom, as you hope for mercy here
and hereafter, return those letters to me.
On my knees I ask it of you 1'
i He shook his head, with a sneering,
'Graceful, Raohel, and dramatis, inef
fective. No, those letters you do nut
have f She rose again, cold and pale.
'Then do your worst I'
'Exactly ; I thall proceed to an Inter
view with Mr. Montpensier '
'He is not at home.'
'Not just now, but be will be. In the
meantime I shall go baok to my inn, I
believe thora's a short cut through the
woods, across that very pioturesque little
river, and smoke a quiet segar while I
marshal my forces into full line of bat
tle I Bon toir I Raohie ; pleasant dreams
to you r
He raised his hat jauntily from his
light eurls, and disappeared into the
woods where the fireflies were glowing
through the purple dusk, and the full
moon, round and beautiful as a shield of
quivering ate, was rising behind the tree
tops. ' . ' "
It was nearly an hour afterwards, and
Raohel Pieroy was still sitting on the
ouryed trunk of the gnarled, weeping
biroh-tree, when a tender hand fell on
'Then it is yourself, Raohel, and no
Lwraith ? My dearest, what are you doing
'I have been walking,' said Raohel,
with a guilty tinge in her obecks.
'Walking and alone ? But that re
minds me. Rachel, to ward you against
crossing the bridge over the river in your
various wanderings. Yesterday's violent
storm washed away the supports, the
boards are all displaoed, and for a day or
two it will be quite impassable, My lovo,
how pale you are!'
'Pale, am I? Nay, Herbert, it Is
nothing more than the effect of the moon
light.' ' 'Theri the moonlight is a very eaprir
cious artist, tor you are rosy enougu
now.' laughed Montpensier. 'Shall we
return to tbe house now? my mother will
wonder what haabeoome of us. Are
you not surprised to Bee me here to-night,
instead of to morrow morning ?'
He had to repeat the question twice
before Raohel seemed to comprehend the
meaning j and even then her answer was
vaeue and wldt l tno point.
She has over-urea Herself, my poor
little Raohel,' thought Herbert Mont
pensier. 'X must not let her take , suoh
long walks in future.'
If he could have known the wild tri
nmphant throbbing of her heart, the ex?
ultant hope that was springing up within
hor! i .j . . . - i
Ha was to oross that bride, she
tnnt,t 7 nan tn nrnaa it in. the dnik
and shadow 1 'I fee the end of my long.
HUUUCU. . f.W I. " --,
long trials near at band r ' I .-.
AU that evening itaobera lauga was
sweetest and most musical her eye
bright and her cheeks flashed with fever
ish bloom. ' And when, towards, mid
nieht.: she retired to her room, Mrs.
Montpensier turned to her son and ezs
claimed, admiiingly : , ;;
'How beautitul she is r
Miss Piercy's maid was Bitting, half.
aaleet). bv'the shaded lamp as hor mis
entered ; she started op at the click of
the latch" 1
You need not sit up any longer, Ma-
sod,' said the young lady, pleasantly. 'I
"... . 1 1 A L
have letters (O wnir. anu wucu mcy are
finished I will brush over my own hair.'
'Thank you Mibs ' said the sleepy
hand-maiden, very heartily, sad. Rtchol
Piercy wm loft lonet .
But she never opened her inlaid wri
ting desk. For nearly an hour she sal
in silence, waiting for every sound to die
out within the house. Then, when all
was hushed and Btill. she rose and
shrouding her silk draperies once more
in the dark tolds of tbe black oloak, the
stole down stairs and out at a earden
door, as noi&lossly and light as a floating
The full moon still rode hieh in the
violeUdark heavens, and the pathway
down to tbe woods was nearly aa light as
day. In the copse, however, it was much
darker, except where the white radiance
fliokered down through moving leaves
and deosly foliated branohes, all spark-
hug and dripping with diew. Still she
kept on, until the silvor gleam of tne
river flashed between the tree-trunks
kept on until sho stood close to the
It was at she had thought. One or
two boards had fallen from the flooring
the rail was gone. And leaning over
tie steep bank, Rachel's eager eye caught
lbs white, ghastly gleam of something
far below, whioh was neither white rock,
nor group of water-flowers I
A narrow foot-path wound down the
abrupt declivity Rachel .hurried over
the wet grass and sharp stones, heedless
of her trailing dress and light kid slip,
pers, until she reached (be very shore of
of the rivor.
She was prepared for the ghastly sight;
the had known what she was to behold ;
yet a chill of ioy horror seemed to grasp
her heart as Maioom Wayne's dead faoe
stared up into hers, white and rigid as if
carved in stone I lie bad been immedi
ately killed by the fall ; she knew it by
the way his arm was doubled up under
him, and tbe cruel rocks against whioh
his head had tallen I
With a hand that trembled like the
quivering aspin leaves, Rachel stooped
and drew the fatal letters from his breast
pocket, where she had seen them placed
the evening belore.
'I am not robbing the dead I am but
recovering my own I' she repeated shud
deringly to herself, as with one last look
at the evil, handsome faoe that had onoe
been so dear to her a face where the
sneer Bcemed yet to linger in its rigidity
she flitted away, with the letters olasped
olose to her heart !
The light burned quietly beneath its
shade as she onoe more entered her
room. She walked straight to the lamp,
removed Us globe, and held the yellow
letters above tho white spire of flame
held them until the last burnirg frag
ment soorched her lovely, slender Sogers
And then, when all that was left of them
was a few feathery tufts of ashes, Rachel
threw herself on the sofa wjrh a wild
burst of tears and sobs-the first tears
she had shed for weeks I
'Free! tree at last!' she wailed, with
her face buried in the pillows, and her
heart throbbing with inexpressible thank
fulness. She was very pale the next morning,
when they told her at the breakfast ta
ble, of the dreadful fate that had over
taken some unknown traveller, who had
unwarily undertaken to oross the dan
gerous bridge I . . . ,
'Is it not dreadful?' said Mrs. Mont
'Yes, it is,' said Herbert, 'but I am
sorry you told her, mother ; I don't want
the least shadow to cloud my Rachel's
lace the dav before our weddinsr f
But Raohel looked at him with a dewy
sparkle in her byes, that answered the
happiness in his own heart ; a sufficient
guarantee that the ooming day would be
the brightest and the happiest of all her
Tho eloud bad passed away, and
Rachel's tky was dear again I
BY AMY RANDOLPH. Miscellaneous.
ONof the moat touching inBtanoes of
fidelity of whioh we nave ever read, and
one which has a lesson for human beings,
is said to have oocurred on the Siene at
Paris : A young man who wanted to
drown his dog took him in a boat and
threw him overboard. While pushing
the "animal from the boat with his oar
he fell overboard, and would have been
drowned had not his dog held him up
till assistance eame and rescued him.
John Newton onoe said : 'The art
of spreading rumors may be oompared to
the art of pinmaking. There is usually
some truth, which I call tha wire;, as
this .passes from band to band one gives
it a polish, another a point, others make
and put on the head, and at last tho pin
Foa life is general there is but one
degree ; youth is a blunder, manhood a
truggle, old age a regret. -
Wht is a a strone letter ? Because it
is always in health,
A Good One.
Hunt, of the American House, is on
of the best storv tellers that ava lronf
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good hotel. The followius is one of his.
t:.v j i . . .
niuu wo uo do, rememrjer to nave seen
6 rint, before. Hear him:
pon a orowded steamboat, goiing
wo the Ohio, waa an Indianivn ith a.
fiddle, whioh fiddle he thought he oould
play 'up to the handle,' and without eon
suiting the taste of his audienoe, whioli,
owing to the crowded state of the boat, -was
a real 'Ole Bull house,' he poured
forth, or rather soratohed out, some of
the most diabolical mnai.v that a mnr
- . v.w. utvi
tals listened to. Upturned noses and
ioua uugns availed nought, for this pu
Pagan in i thoaght he was some, and all
the world eould not oonvinoe him to tha
oontrarv. When we sav 'all tha wnrlrl
we must except a Kentuokian, who got
on board at Louisville, and who was so
excessively bored that be set his wits to
work to stop his pitying?
lie waited until tbe fiddler had worked
bimself up to the highest notches in tha
Witohes' Dance' then he deliberately
iquatted himself on hands and fnt hv
the side Of the Indianian'n chair anrt
gave two or three delicious imitations of
me oray oi a jaoxass. The now uia
comfited player dropped his fiddle and
mizzled, nor did he show himself on deok
again until the Kentuckian had reaohed
his destination and disembarked. Then
out oame the fiddle, and again commenced
A verv sensitive Frenohman on hnrrT
after holding his ears and shouting to
urown me music, at last curst out
'Zat dam Gdler I Vail he nevaire stop?
Vere iz ze Keatuckienne; ze what you
call him? ze man whatpfay on re jucft.
, Garden Seeds. Every good gardnec
should now be looking after the seed
that he is to sow. Of tbe choioe varie
ties, the supply will probably be much
less than the demand ; and the stock
frequently gives out before planting time,
as was the case with some seed last yoar.
It ia soaroely necessary to remind farm
ers and gardens ol the importance of good
seeds good, not only as being of a good
variety, bat good as to their germinating;
properties. Old seeds are often a Bourse
of great loss and disappointment and
many are offered for sale whioli are onlj
fit to be thrown away.
Thb Bbown Family. A gentleman
has told the Buffalo Advertiser that on a
reoent trip from San Franoisoo to New
York he had some fellow-passengers by
the name of Brown. This family oame
originally from California, but had residod
at different times in Nebraska and Neva
da. Besides the old gentleman and hit
wife, there wero three dauphtani named
respectively, Nebraska Brown, California
urown ana Nevada urown. Mrs.;i5rowa
would frequently say to hor eldest daugh-ter,-
'Come here, Nebraska, and bring CalU
fornia and Nevada with you,' at which
the other passengers ohose to 'laf.'
I" It is with little-soulsd people as it l
with narrow -necked bottles the lets they
have in them the more noise they make la,
OUR SPICE BOX.
A ladt undor great amotion, which the did
not bear in a very angelio way, once said t
'Ob, my dear what should I have dan U
all this without religion?"
"I am sure I cannot tell," waa tht answer;
"but you could not have done much wort
than you have with religion."
A LintB, keen, bright-eyed girl of four
years, on t visit one evening, was assisted
on the lap of a gentleman friend, and on be
ing told by . her mother that she waa too
large a baby to hold, retorted almost imm
diatoly, accompanying the words with a ges
ture, "Why, girls of nineteen alt oa laps, and
you wouldn't call them babies, would jou?'
Uoxueketper. Why, Bridget, what have yoa
done with tht cream? Those children can.
not tat skim-milk for breakfast.
Servant. A recent and rare importation
from tht old country. Shure, marm, and it
isn't myself that would be aftb.tr givin' tha
tcum to yees. Itukthatoff and gave U t
the tttt. :
Luck i Dais. In tht Rhymes and Trov
erbt wt find these lines on tedding days;
Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
. Wednesday the bett day of all,-
, ' Thursday for erotttt,
Friday forlottet, .
And Saturday o luck it til,