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THE NAMELESS DEAD.
THE NAMELESS DEAD. TOM. HOOD.
ITky do yon wall, o Wind why do yon sigh, 0
Ja it nawM for ahlpe irons down, with this piti
leae ebon on the 1m J
Koq, sou, mu
In the deaolate sunt tad tlaat I
Ah, what is the tale
- -- Yon woold fain unveil
In your wild, weird elite to me t
A. gleeznof white OB the ihorel-lis not the white
Hor wandering eea-MreVs glimmering wing, for at
night no af-binis roam.
Tie one of the drowned drowned
Of the hapleei homeward bound.
Last night, re the dark,
. There perieh'd a hark
On the bar; and twaabonnd for hornet
V woman'! cold white eorpee woman eo young
. and fair!
as, thecrnel etorm hat en twin 'd with weeda the
wealth of her welterini! hair;
And toe little, Ue little band,
Uee Uetleaa and limp on the sand.
They had bound her faat
To a wreck of a meat;
Bat the wild waves wonld not (pare!
Look, how they bound and leap cea. themaelrea
far o'er the abore,
BtrjTlng to seize on their atranded prey, and carry
It off oneemoral
. Or Is it remorae or dread,
J Or a tacrine to bury i deed.
That makea the anrge,
Ob the ocean verge
Bo luraeeaiiily Lowland roarr
Where do ttey Uat for her step f when do they
look tar her faee I
Where are they waiting to ore her onee more m the
old ramuiar ptaoe
Dead, dead, dead I
, In vain will inelrtears be shed;
For not one of them all,
Alas, will fall
Ob that bosom '( marble grace I
Why do yon Btgh, 0 Seal why do yon wall, 0 WlnJl
Why doyoa m armor. In movmfal tone, like thing!
with a anieaa mind 7
Wan, wall, wall,
Artienlate ocean and gale I
For the lovelinae rare
- 8o pallid and fair,
Tom Blew in your fury blind I '
Let Be bear her away to a rrtve to (he chores.
yard calm green breast.
Where the eonndof the wind and waree in strife
may never her peace moleet.
' Thongh we cannot oarve her Bame,
Esse will (lumber all the bum;
Bhall cover her tomb,
—London Belgravia Magazine.
GOING ON TRIAL.
"Well, I don't know. Squire Linton, I'd
be willing to go and keep house tor yon a
few days," said the widow, playing ner
vously with the gate-latch. "I know you're
in a pitifnl plight with so many young
children, and no head, I'd be willing to go
for a few day to accommodate yon; bat, to
tell the plain truth, I -am expecting a call
to-night from Mr. Means, of Malbnrg,
Indeed oh, I wasn't aware. Dont let
yne detain yoa another minute, "said iqnire
Linton, hurriedly. "I've too much of your
time already. "
"No, indeed," returned the widow,
twisting her handkerchief; "I was only
going to say I promised to see Mr. Means
to-day; bnt I that is to say I can tell
yon better to-morrow."
"No, no; it is too great a favor. I ought
not toaskit I won't ask it, Mrs. Whalen,"
sighed Squire Linton, wondering secretly
what bnsiness should bring the wealthy
Mr. Means, of Malbnrg, all the way to
Bnt he was such a meek, self-renouncing
man that be never dreamed of pressing bis
own claim any farther ; and hastily draw
ing np his reins, drove away, reproaching
Jumseil ror lntruamg us lonurn neoctajuj
avsd making a draught npon the widow's
"Poor, dear soul, '"thought Mrs. Whalen,
gazing after him half-regretfully; "if he
had said another word I should hare gone;
I couldn't have held ont against his plead
ing. But there, it's just as well, I suppos.
Mr. Means will be alone soon. I wonder
what he looks like. They say he stands
very high; bnt, as X sever saw the man, ot
course I can't make np my mind what to
Bay to him yet."
Before Sanire Linton was half way back
to his "headless ' home with his loaves of
baker's bread and ginger bread, and lamps
of frowy butter, the widow was standing
opposite the little square window in her
bed-room, tying the strings of her new lav
ender cap. What she had remarked to
herself was perfectly true; she had not made
up bar mind what she wonla say to Air.
Means; a great deal would depend npon
what he shonld say to her.
Ahem I" ejaculated he, as he entered
the little situne-room down Ft airs. "Airs.
Whalen. I suppose? I am Israel Means,
of Malbnrg. Hope I see you well, ma'am 7"
"Bather a good-looking man, now, l am
sure," thought the smiling widow, offer
ing him a chair. "A little eentrinod, per
uana, bnt what of that 7" .
"Middlin' warm weather, ma'am, "added
Mr. Means, with an admiring glance at
his hostess, whose personal charms rather
-exceeded his expectations. "Just the
' weather for cheese and no weather at all
"So I shonld think sir. Have a fan?"
aid Mrs. Whalen, her month looking as
if butter wouldn't melt in it even in dog
"Mrs. Whalen r said Mr. Means, ac-
eepting the fan, and with it the right
thumb of the embarrassed lady "Mrs.
TH. mJS wma -.ntVi TTlfT Vin fc 111. fnfIA
v - w pi -
was portentous. The widow wished she
bad kept the fan; she began to feel the
need of a breath of air.
"Mrs. Whalen, I suppose yon may be
ware, ma'aix. that I ahem called with
riew to "
Mr. Means made a double period, looked
np to the - ceiling for the rest of the sen
tence, and not finding it flashing ont there
- as in the days of Belshazzar, bent an ap
pealing glance at the widow, who was cer
tainly in no state to help him out..
"Ah 1 Oh r she faltered, while her eome-
w brunette face showed a very fine combi
- nitiMi nf onlfAtHnn and bismarck. "Oh !
Mr. Means saw the betraying color with
bis amck eray eyee.-
"Hang H V said he to himself; "the wo
man needn't take me np before I get the
words ont of my month !" ' "Mrs. Whalen,
I suppose yon may be aware, ma'am, that
I called any body with a pair of eyes in
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tueuneaaouKeiTecaueu. ntj timiiM
I hope? I was coming np this way, and
Moses, my nephew, kind o' put it in my
"Tea sir." was the faint reply.
Was that all be meant then ? And here
she had been expecting Oh ! Moses
Pitcher the black-eyed imp of mischief 1
Couldn't he be in better bnsiness than
twine round to widows houses, making be-
beva old ancles were coming to oner them
selves? Moses was a pitcher with large
ears and a very large month. He bad
beard more than his uncle had ever said!
and told great deal more than he had
beard. And now, deceived by his specious
bints, she had gone and bought lavender
ribbon and a hem-stitched handkerchief
- Would she ever hear the last ot it from sis
ter Dorcas ?
- did in death, the most have been blessed
I always like plenty to do when I cook.
returned the widow Whalen, whirling the
churn-handle with energy enough to start
the Great Eastern.
A shadow ripDled over Mr. Mean's face.
"Calista cooked as good as anybody; bnt
she was always a very tamna woman, sua
era.. I. - -.., , -n t,-;Bvlv sv-s fe
overset his Bkillet of grease.
- "What ! There I there ! that's too bad.
now 1 J'd no idea that plaguy skillet han-
41 was turned round right in my way
' Bat I jrst happened to remember there's
onnA aided innk of pork-rind set away on
the top shelf of the cheese-safe, . It has
been overlooked till it's almost reedy to
take hurt 111 reach it down for yon while
Want to know 1 Then yon nnderstana
aD about the work. How do yon like it V
asked Mr. Means, moving bis chair a little
nearer the window overlooking the vegeta
ble garden,by which Mrs, Whalen sat- -
'Work is work. I always like anything
that I nave to ao, returned the widow,
. "Ever made any cheese?"
airs, vvnaien saugueu a ins weasneas
nf the auesuon.
Cheese is rather my strong point," said
he with diimitv.
"Ah ! box is it about batter? Generally
(yltinttviraod lnck with that r eontin
ned her catechist, taking np his chair, and
it oyer by Uu winaow.
VOL V. NO. 7.
M'CONNELSVILLE, OfflO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1870.
WHOLE NO. 215.
Mrs. Whalen made her cap-strings into
a doable bow. Doable bows had always
been considered as very becoming to her
".butter. Air. Aieansr i wonaer now yon
heard as far off as Malbnrg about my tak
ing that prise last fall V
't here 1 l aespise myseu lor mazing
such a speech," toonght the widow, the
moment the words were ont. "If I wasn't
so poor and lonely, and if Dorcas wasn't so
terhbly trying to live with T
The steel beads under Mr. Means's eye
"Well, now, that's good, that's nice,
that's firs'-rate T he cried heartily. "You
aren't engaged, ma'am, I suppose V
Mrs. Whalen blushed like Aurora Bo
realis. Not positively," she began, "Sqaire
Bat Mr. Means's cautions spirit again
took ready alarm,
"Engaged any where to housekiip, or
the like?" said he.
"No. I am not engaged anywhere to
keep house," returned the widow, frigidly,
and don t know as l oouia oe sparea rrom
home. My sister-in-law is subject to sick
spells, and needs me. Besides," added
she, - with look at the garden, which
threatened an early frost to tp vegetables;
"I never did such a thing in my life as to
work in anybody's kitchen, outside oi my
own family and friends. Squire Linton,
poor man, is left with six children. His
wife was a particular friend of mine, and
he did try to make some kind of an ar
rangement; bat I haven't quite decided
Tbe double bow-knot quivered with out
raged dignity. .....
Air. Means suddenly naa a vision oi
handsome Squire Linton stepping in with
a plaintive little family cutting him out
What was to be done must be done quick
ly. He cleared his throat and leaned for
ward in the most insinuating manner.
"Mrs. Whalen," said he, and again the
tone was portentious "Mrs. Whalen, I
consider that I have the first claim over
you. I don't know how young Pitcher de
livered bis message; Dut me train is, i ve
heard you ao well spoken of that I had a
kind of a notion "
Mr. Mean's tongue was running away
with him. He bridled it speedily, and the
next words were inaudible. A man with
one of the best river farms in the county
might pick np and choose for a wife; it
wasn't best to be in a hurry.
"I had a kind of notion," added be, as a
happy thought struck him, "of asking yon
to come down to Malbnrg, ma'am, to keep
bouse for me a spell, and see how yon
I just remarked to yon, sir
"And see how we both like it, yon know.
It's always best to start fair."
Sly old fox, tnongnt tne wiaow.
testily. "Catch me going to Mclbnrg on
"My house is a two story bnck, contin
ued Reynard softly. "Door yard all round;
patent clothes-wringer; little fourteen year
old bound girl, my wiie set the world by
spry as you please; cistern and pomp; one
grown-up son and daughter, ain't afraid of
work. 1 need someooay to oversee, lame,
say you'll ftp-"
"A. woman in Mount Vernon has been
reeommeded to me; but I am satisfied I'd
a great deal rather have yon,"
"No answer, save a perceptible lowering
of the lofty cap-strings. Mrs. Whalen.
this time was having a vision herself. Jsst
such a House as sne longea ior. ana was
fitted to adorn. And behold a Mount Ver
non woman walking into it, and making
herself at home. How cheated the man
was likely to be ! It could hardly be other
wise if he went to each a backwoodsy"
place as Mount Vernon, and married by
Mr. Means saw the softening of the wid
"Call it three dollars; and yon wont'
have much to do but to oversee."
"Well. I don't know. If it wasn't for
Sanire Linton "
Call it four dollars, and Til send my
top-buggy for yon to-morrow.
After alL" thoueht Mrs. Whalen, ar
guing the point with her self respect. "I
don't know bat I'd better go. just through
the Dress of haying. isut l would nt
pledge myself to stay a day longer, Mr.
Uaana: for. in case a time was set and ei
ther one of as was dissatisfied, it would be
rather embarrassing yoa see.
She spokeiwith such womanly independ
ence ,and grace that Mr. Means was on the
point of exclaiming heartily, "Set the
time, ma'am, do 1 Set it for life and risk
But brnitence cot the better of him, as
asnal; and on the whole he left the widow s
presence, without committing himself any
farther tnan a man wiui ino oest iarai in
the conntv mieht do with impunity.
Kauire Lanton naa to content nimseii
with Nancy Grover, a virago, with a faculty,
bnt assured himself meekly that he had no
richt to be disappointed.
"Well, well, Mrs, Whalen, this is com
fortable, now," said Mr. Means, coming
into his kitchen one rainy morning, drag
ging a couple ot old harnesses after him.
"I always like to be where the folks are,"
he continued, set tine himself to the work
of mending and oiling at one end of the
wide stone hearth, while at the other end
Mrs. Whalen pours a dipper of boiling
water into the chnrn she was washing.
'She is smart ! See how she steps r
said Means to himself, watching her from
under his palm-leaf hat-brim, with serene
satisfaction. "What you got cooking here
A boud for dmner.hey ? be pursued aloud,
littins the lid of a great iron pot on the
stove, and letting ont a fragrant steamisg
cloud into the room. "Calls ta was a great
hand for 'em. She used to make the best
soaps withthe least meat of any woman
X. WOl "
CalLsta was the late Mrs. Means: and
her husband had praised her in life as he
Before Mr. Means had wiped his face
and nibbed no another idea, the wary
widow had untied her cap-strings. one
didn't see the sense of streaking them with
perspiration - for man that had only
"Good weather for cheese, as yon were
remarking. Mr. Means," said she, in a tone
as stiff as icing, but with nearly as much
reserved sweetness. "Do you keep a larg
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"Not so verv. returned six. means.
somewhat reassured by this allusion
bnsiness. "I have only six cows that
milk this summer, and I expect to make
beet of one of them come another spring.
Let's 8' e you've been used to the care
Oh, yes," said she, capably; "I was
brought np on a farm."
you're cleaning np the grease. Calista
thought there was notning like pork xor
eivine a flavor."
There was a toss of Mrs. Whalen's cap-
strings, but she said nothing as the phil
andennif old diplomat brought to light
leathery square oi pora-nna. iimsupu
it in now. Mrs. Whalen 7 Jje me see
what's o'clock ?"
-fU eet the dinner, Mr. Means, if it
all the same to you," said the widow, war
ing her dish-ciath as u it naa oeen
"Sho, now ! Something gone wrong
with her " thoncht Mr. Means, in surprise.
"Wonder if Fhebe's been aggravating hei?
If she has. I won t pat ap with it. Airs,
Whalen shan't come to my house to be ag
Trinner time came.
You've cot an excellent son p. Mrs.
Whalen, ma'am. I dont know as Culista
ever beat it," said Air. Means, turning
about the savory fragments with the ladle.
"Why. where s the perk 1 lere out loryonr
use? I dou't find it."
"I thrtw it into the soap-greaser was
the defiant answer; for Mrs. Whalen, with
all her ambition and all her weakness, was
a woman, and wouldn't bear watching
more than a boiling pot.
l young Amos Means muttered 'Vollyr
under his breath. Mr. Means looked np
Yon didn't say soap-grease, ma'am?
There was an awkward pause,
"Luckily I haven't offered myself yet,"
thought Mr. Means, looking at bis fascin
ating vi-a-vis with a pang of renunciation.
"She's a spry, capable piece, bnt don't un
At the same time Mrs, Whalen gazed
ruefully at the genuine silver fork near her
plate, and said to hrself:
"The house and furniture are just to my
min.; but there, it's of no use, I can
stand it 1 Of all men, preserve me from a
The wily host observed that she frowned
into his ecp as she passed it, and forgot to
put the sugar in; so with an ingratiating
smile, which was meant to be broad and
deep enough to drown all memory of pork
rinda, ho remarked :
"Yon do make prime bread Mrs. Whalen.
I 'most wish I hadn't let my daughter go
visiting this vacation, it wonld have done
her so much good to take lessons of yon.'
Mrs. Whalen passed the sugar with re
"But," added Mr. Meanr, relapsing into
frugality, "yon needn't be afraid to set on
the small pieces for me. Fity they shonld
go to the hens."
This was a crumb too' much. Mrs.
'Whalen choked. Just as she was clearing
her throat for a spirited reply the door
opened, and Mosei Pitcher walked in.
"Thought yon might be wanting your
mail," said he, producing a letter some
what the worse for a splash of mad.
"The widow took it, glanced at the su
perscription with some surprise, blushed,
rose from the table, end absently passed
her folded napkin through the handle of
"Handwriting rather agitates her, ex
plained yonng Pitcher, as she hurriedly left
the room, and was beard to go np stairs.
"Whose handwriting?" demanded Mr.
Means, fiercely. "What do you know
"Postmaster said 'twas Squire Linton e,
replied Master Paul Pry. "Why, how nice
yon look here. Uncle Means 1 I always
said Mrs. Whalen was just the woman tor
" "So she isr thought Mr. Means, with an
inward groan. "So she is. And economi
cal enough. I always thought Calista was
a little grain too saving."
"But if what I hear is true, you wont
keep her long, uncle. The Squire is on
3 . , ,t.: T h
"10U near a great many iiiiun, mura,
retorted Uncle Means, snappishly, "and
talk altogether too much for a jouugsttr.
Moses retreated, looking back longingly
at the gooseberry-tart his cousin Amos was
eating with such a preternatnrally grave
face. While Mrs. Winded, seated in the
sacred solitude of her own chamber, with
the door locked and her back turned npon
it, opened her letter. It was very brief
only four lines yet Mrs. Whalen had not
finished reading it in half an hour.
"Dear Mis. Whalen," it said, "business
takes me to Malbnrg next week on Thurs
dar; and if cot an intrusion. I wish to call
upon yon. Please drop me a line if this
will toot be agreeable to you, or you are
ui Thnrsdavl The letter was dated
week ago, and bad been mellowing insome
bndv's nocket all this time. So it was too
late now to decline the call if she had wish
ed to do so.
sirs. Whalen went down stairs, reeling as
thoueh her brain was tied in a double bow-
.. . . . 1 , .
knot, lite tne strings ot ner imi
she bad not neglected to arrange with un
Oh. abont that cheeser said sir. Means,
as soon as she appeared. Which one was
you calculating I d better sell? I'm going
nwr tn the store, if the rain holds np, be
tween sundown and dark, ana i u tase
along. Brown spoke to me about furnish
ing him with some. Pick out as likeiya
one as vou can, for it will be a kind of
ttv-cheese. seeing it s the first l ve let em
"Yes," replied the relict oi tne late reier
Whalen, still musing on the motherless
young Lintons; "there are six of them,
n ,n frnm two to thirteen."
"What? What CO you sayr exciaimcu
the astonished proprietor of the cheeses.
Mrs. Whalen s lace glowed use a mapie-
tree in October.
'What did you say? I guess I must have
had my mind on something else, said sne,
in vnanifnKt ftnnfnsion.
Why." said Mr. Means, glancing at ner
flnahod face snsDiciouslv. "I was asking
you to select a cheese oni of your best
onesi for me to take to the store as a speci-
rrr And von needn t be particular
acrane it off. if there's any moid or grease.
or w hatever, on the outside. Calista never
did. 'It will weigh somtthixg, she used
say, and every little neips.
Ah the mold was heavier than he knew.
It outweiched six small children; though
helped in the balance by a "cistern, pump
and Brash-room down cellar."
I don't believe that letter was rrom
Squire. Moses u a master-hand to conjure
up things," thought the sanguine Mr.
Means, though rather uneasily; but with
rare delicacy refrained from asking any
TU risk it." concluded he, as he started
for the village after tea, "She has a smart
ar.tnrnthta Calista. and beats heron
cheeses. I intend to mary the woman ;
I've no notion of coming to the point
She'a been exDectine it for the last
weeks; but I understand the solter sex 3
. . I . I I .l.M.'ut
you let em see mat you at vj em, mcj
apt to give themselves airs. Get up Dolly
ft- mav be Mr. Means' look of amused
condescension would have given place
one of dismay if he had known wno
riding up to his door from the liver -road.
No doubt he wonld have turned back,
waylaid the widow as she was carrying
beer down cellar, and proposed on
spot " But, secure in his ignorance
sell-oompiaoency, no xuua aw.j
. At the same time Squire Linton, ringing
the Means door-bell, . was trying to fortify
his faint heart, which was not likely to
fair lady; and above all, trying to look
if be really had not been abstracting
sheep from the neighboring meadow.
The widow met mm wrn a menmy
but havinar learned a lesson
the uncertainty of mankind, was careful
have it anpear that she was not expecting
him in the least, and only by the merest
accident happened to be at home.
'I have been over to me minister
said she, by way of apology for her
rlreas. which she had not ventured to
till Mr. Means was out of sight (thinking
it unnecessary to add that she only called
th minister's for a cup of yeast in
early part of the day, with a calico
on and umbrella over her head).
"I thought it most likely you wonld
fairer weather lor your ousmesa to juaiourg.
Onit a storm to ride in. I am glad
didn't forget to call and tell me the
This show of indifference was quite
called for. Squire Linton had not noticed
the widow's silk drees; and, if he had,
not the man to take encouragement
"She didn't understand my letter,
else doesn t mean to. She isn ttae
man to meet a man half way," thought
dejectedly; and only liked her the
Mrs. Whalen, you you don't mien
say you are permanently engaged V
"No. not at all. I shall leave
"Malvina," said lie clutching at a
lorn hor "Malvina, you didnt
end tell me not to call I"
'I" couldn't very well, Mr. Linton.
never eat vonr letter till to-day 1"
The Squire's faint heart dropped
. "Bat, James, I am glad to have yoa
me Malvina. It sounds like the good
times when you and 1 uaed to go to
ina BChool together.' -
The handsome face lighted.
So von remember those old times, Mal-
viD: and how yoa wouldn't let me be as
attentive as I tried to he. You knew what
my mind was long before I spoke a word;
but there was always somebody between
Yes; it was Ann Price," said the widow
"You know very wen i. mean .raies
Whalen. I had never set eyes on Air
then. She lived at Marthas Vineyard,
and Peter was the one that introduced us
the year yon were married.
Oh. vea. now I remember! Well, James.
we both did as we were moved to do; and
I am sure you had no reason to regret any
thing." 'True, very true. Ann was a nonie soni,
far too good for me. I was a very fortun
"Yes, and she was a fortunate woman,
quoth Mrs. Whalen, with generous warmth;
for she had seen the day wnen sne butkju
Ann, and contrasted the deceased Peter not
very favorably with James.
"Thank you, Malvina, So it isn t that
is to say if you should efu8e me a second
time, it wouldn't be because you really
hava anvthins aeainst me ? . There i
some consolation in that." '
"A seoondtnne 1 No, ames; on, no t
ewrd the widow, tenderly.
It would be because of my incumbran
ces ; my poor dear Uttle children !"
Well. 1 don t Know auouw mu eiwer,
James." . .
Mrs. Whalen's eves were suffused; bnt
Squire Linton dared not look at her.
"Yes, and still more because you don't
feel leally inclined toward me; that is what
you mean I suppose?"
..V J t. 1 TamAd . -
1 UUU S UW, vwum
Her words were sfcll lower and tenderer.
"Hearts cannot be controlled, Malvina.
You never did feel for me as I did for you
in the days that are past, and it doesn't
stand to reason that you ever can now. I
was a fool ta think of such a thing. I hope
yon will never lay it np against me, but let
us be friends the same as ever."
Friends, certainly, -James, said the
widow, jumping np to set a book straight
on the center-table.
"Yes. I knew it could be nothing more.
Malvina; still, I cannot say that I am quite
prepared for this disappointment. In her
last days Ann looked into the future, and
grieved for me left without her. 'I know.'
she said, 'there is one woman in the world
who could almost nil my piace ior yoa;
t hooch yoa ne-d not think it pains me to
say it, for nothing would give me more sat
isfaction than to feel sure Malvina Whalen
would bring np my children.
The widow was weeping.
"Nov- I have hurt your leelinca, Malvina.
I did not intend to allude to such a painful
thing. I hope you won't think for a mo
ment I had any object "
Any object?" sobbed tne wiaow; -wnat
Why, to work npon your sympanaee.
Malvina. I know how tender-hearted yoa
are, and I would scorn to take advantage of
your sensibility. No, you have refused me
because you cannot love me, aim a w uie
last man "
"Refused you? When?"
"Why, just now. Bat, Malvina, no one
could have done it more delicately, ion
did all you could to soften the blow."
There was a convulsive shaking of the
portly figure before him; Mrs. Whalen was
laughing. . .
"I don t refuse oeiore i m asaea, sou-
bed she, hysterically. "And, James Lin
ton, if you think you've offered yourself to
me this time, any more than you did be
fore, yon are very muun tuisutaeu.
The TSjuire opened nis nones orown
wnat wiatdid vou say. auuvmai
'Yoa merely told me yoa snoaian t ao
it, and didn t mean to.
"Now. mv dear
It was mat so sixteen years ago, saia
the widow, with a baehJul glance down
ward. "You said you you : well, you
intimated then that Peter was in the way.
Perhana I might have refused yoa. James,
perhaps not; but, dear knows, I never had
"Malvina Tomer! ' cried bquire union,
with sudden courage; "you don t mean to
ran there was the faintest possibility V
The widow covered ner moo wiiu u
hands. How could she answer witnont
eomnromisine the decsased Peter ?
"Or is now 7 Mat, possinie or impossi
ble, you thai! have the chanos to receive
me this time. 1 oner you my nana witn
my whole heart in it Say no, Malvina.
What it x aon i want to, eauiee r sum
mnred the widow.
"Oh, Malvina, yon wouldut tnne with
Yon exoect me to say "No, don t you.
James?" said she. archly. "It would be
nch a r.itv to disaDDOint you."
"Actually, now i onea b--s, bbuuuk
her hand rapturously, "it does seem to
me. Malvina, as U yon are giving me some
enconru gement !
"Indeed 1 And it does seem to me.
James," returned the widow frankly, "that
von are rather dull, or yoa woaia nave seen
that I am attached to you, and have been
far some time "
Now. Malvina. if you say that from the
depths of your soul yon make me the bap-
"i.nere. mere. iauiH, uuu s 101. o w i iiw
ish at oar time of life," said Malvina, her
hrart running over into her faoe, and set
ting it aglow with joy. "Don't let us be
foolish! I must go now and get some
lieht wood: we need a little fire on the
AU this while Mr. Means was selling
cheese, mold and all. with great satis tac
tion And while Malvina and "the happi-
akI man livinc" were chatting dtllgniiauy
by the fireside, Mr. Means was riding home
A rlra in the oarior I vt su, u umu
nicht for the time o' year, and Mrs. Wha
len is verv thouchUnl of my comfort.
Heelare for'L I won't nut it off another day,
111 offer myself to that woman, ana mace
her hannv: she deserves it.
But the sound of voices jarred on the
good man s ears as he approached tne par
unnmntn h ore ? T want to know 1
"If von had SDoken sooner, James,
never should have come to Malbnrg on
What do yon mean, dear, by coming
"Why, the truth is, Mr. Means wanted
to try my housekeeping, and l tnougnt
would trv his house."
You surprise me, -l&ivina. xou can
Yes. James. I am ashamed to oonlcss
itr bnt he is a weal'hv man. highly re-
snectable. and I was uneasy and ambitions.
and ont of all patience with Dorcas and
as for you But, James, I have repented
of mv iollv. It has been a tnai to axr.
Means as well as myself. I think we
both satisfied now; at any rate, l am.
"Explain yourself, my dear.
"Whv. he wants a wife who will save
p.hAAse-nionld and TDork-rinds. like
sainted Calista; and I prefer a husband
who won't ask me to do it."
"Meaning me ? Thank you, my fneud.
"Yes, James, your soul is above
soup-kettle. Don't I know?"
"What lnck 1 what luck I" thought poor
Tarael Means, twitching his hair behind
door. "I've gone and overreached myself
this time 1 I didn t calculate on women
being so uncertain. If I'd only asked
He hid his face, and groaned. It
more than the loss of a housekeeper be
wailed, for love had seized him, use
orn.nraliria. nnita nnexriectedlv.
"rinding raun wiui buvb nm""".
nuinuii nf a vonuti 1 Not s cent did
make by it either ! She was good enough
u.i..ni anthnnl anv of mv interference.
T never want to aee anetcer morsel 01 pore
Why didn't I get her consent before
boiled that cood-for-notbing soup?
it's all over with vou now. Israel Means,
and you'll never see her like again,
luck 1 What luck l
Ths "IOuuo hill" is out.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD
The Colorado Potato Beetle.
If the old saying, "three times and
out," proves true in the case of these bee
tles, the Lord's name be praised. Bat we
have fears that they are to stick by ub, as
they appear to be looking out for winter
quarters. They are everywhere present
crawl into our houses, cellars, bed rooms;
we find them in oar soup, in onr jacket
pocket, and by some "presto change"
operation they get into our tobacco box.
They are the most intolerable, poisonous
nuisance that any country was ever cursed
with. The lice, frogs, and locusts of
Egyrt were not a circumstance in com
panion. And if, as in Pharoah's timo, a
stiff westerly wind could be brought to
boar upon them, we shou'i be a happy
people. As onr experience with the chaps
this season has been somewhat extensive,
we think we are ab to impart some little
information to those interested.
The best remedy consists in preventing
the beetles from becoming nameipous late
in the season. Watch lor them in early
spring, when the vines are just peeping
out of the ground. Ensnare i "many '61
them as you can before they get a chance
to pair, by making a few small heaps of
potatoes in the planted field. To these
the beetle will be attracted for fcod. and
you can easily kill them in the morning.
Keep an eagle eye ior tne eggs wmca tn
first deposited, as they reproduce very
rapidly. Cultivate well by frequently
stirring the soil. It might be well to sur
round the fields on the outside with some
rows of tender-leaved varieties; but, above
all, isolate your potato field as much as
possible, either by using land surrounded
by timber or Dy planting in tne centre oia
cornfield. Carry out these suggestions
thoroughly, and we think you
will not have much use ior that poisonous
stuff. Pans green.- 1 Is. w,
—In the Waukesha Freeman.
Bedding or no Bedding in Stables.
In an article on the subject of dry earth
for bedding, by J. Wilkinson, in the Amer
ican Farmer, the writer say's that the con
struction and management of stables has
been an important branch of my vocation
for many years. I am fond of experiment,
and have tested in stable economy a great
variety of systems of feeding, bedding,
ventilating, eta I have thoroughly tested
the use of dry earth, t e. dried clay and
lay loam, dried muck, sawdust, spent tan.
lonir and short straw, and nave used in
conjunction with all the different kinds of
bedding ilinsreni quantities oi ruou y.) y
mm. i nave, alter tninv vears eiptnruuo
with the use of all the different kinds ot
material for bedding in stables, arrived at
the conclusion that no billing of any de
scription is required, if stable floors are
arranged as tney snouia oe, ana umi mui
horses and cattle can oe maae more com
fortable and healthful without bedding
F.verv obsemne srroom knows tna
many of the most intelligent and valuable
horses have tne naoii oi pawing uwu mm
diner back and lying on the bare floor.
The writer has known dozens of instances
of this kind, and where the stall floors
were in a smooth condition no in euects
Sailors accustomed to a plank bed never
complain of its being card and nncomiort
hl and certainly a eood bed for man
ehould not be objectionable to a beast. I
alsojreoommend a frequent application of
dry earth to the contents of the manure pit,
in stables, either in small or large quanti
ties, preferring a slight dosung oi gypsum
nn RtAhle floors.
T alsn recommend so constructing tne
floors or stables that the liquid excrement
will pass directly through them, whence I
conduct it directly to the manure pit or
house, and that the solid excrement will
mainly fall through the floor into the gut
ter under it, tne oaianco uemg piceecu
thrnnoh the prated floor into the gutter, as
nnn the animal stens on it. said gutter
beine so arrsneed as to be convenient of
access for the purpose of cleaning it.
The mast critical period in the life of a
enlt or calf is when it ceases all depend'
ence upen its dam for food. Usually oo-
anrrinir in the fall, when the pastures are
faitinfr. wnen tne storms uicrmw m no-
quency and vigor, the young one will de
mand, aaa BDOUia aiwaje jemnciuo mva
careful attention of the owner. Abundant
suitable food, and perfect shelter from
rain and snow shonld be always accessioie.
Any lack in these essentials is sure to man
ifest itself in rerious unthriftiness. if not
in rjositive. active disease. Air. v ilrad in
nnA nf his lectures hss said :
"It requires one-fourth more looa to
winter a tow if she come to the barn in
poor ooncition. At no other Be won ot the
year is so much care needed as in late
autumn aid so little care exercised. Frosts
affect the era's to such a degree that it is
not a gotd plan to seep cows in mo pas
ture witboat additional food a'ter the first
bard fross. Bams should be warm
well as vestilated, and by so constructing
them as to secure these two conditions,
laroe amoint of food will be economized.
Thie adnce aDDlies witn teniuia luruc
to the yomg. The impression maae Dy
Brant of sroDeT care until the shock of
weaning is fairly recovered from, is fatal
tn ll nrrmiaa of a Derfect, well developed
animal rt maturity. Rational Live Slock
Twmsa Poultry. The habit of giving
much bod in a short space of time to poul
try is a very bad one. If you notion their
habits vou will perceive that the process
of piolingup their food under ordinary,
what we may call the natural condition,
a very slow one. Oram by grain does toe
meal get taken, and with the aggregate no
snail amount of sand, and small pebbles
rrl th like, all of which, passes into the
ciop, assists digestion greatly, cut
ic the "hen wffe's" mode
leedintr ooultry. a great heap is thrown
down and the birds are allowed to "peg
iway" at such a rate that their crop
tiled too rapidly, and the process cf as
similation is alow. Dainful and incomplete.
No wonder that so many cases of chocked
craw are met witn nnaer m
treatment Many other diseases wmcn
ffnrA chickens mioht be obviated by ama
teur breeders were a little precaution taken
in so simple a thing as feeding. lieguiar-
ity in feeding is also essential.
A New aicd Hkat.tb.fttl Article or Food.
The Sea Moss iarme, manoiaciurea irum
i.i.i. the TUnd Sea Moes Fanoe
Co . has been placed on our table at different
.A nrnvae to be one of the beet, met
nuuitioue and eaeilv digested of all the fari
nas now in use. It is palatable to the taste,
is lighter and less compact than any other
farina, and hence better adapted to weak
tr, isvHiienties. to invalids, and
persona of frail conetitutions.' In caees where
r-,.. ..so lrlev. corn etarch. maizena.
and similar articles are beneficial, the
M. F.rine i not on IT a suDtuvoie, uut
advantages which noit'her of them possess
because tne main uigrcu"
been considered by medical mea for many
k.trim, inv&lnahla remedial nroper-
ims " " r - - ' . , .
ties. It is particularly recommended
. 1 .IT.i.Mnn. - WMin miH DUDlUlSlUWt
SiarrhcBi.. eto. -Editor Bak't Journal
rr ..nDn. ratnv fiaa tfT fonnd m
in the lower district of this State whose
E. P. Unum Patch.
as E. P. Unum Patch,
His school-mates shortened the second
name into Plury. There is an unseason
ed youth in Indianapolis whose name
Winters Day Bummers, a. vram
Springfield insisted that he was a "Ketch
maker," and was so recorded, bnt the
afterwards discovered on his sign a picture
of a bird cagel
Miss Sarah J. Gilmas has been elected
annerintendent nf the Lowell (Mass.)
Young Women's Christian Aseociation.The
society is a large one.
LaCLETts Hotel, Chicago. $100 per
, (none better J co:ner Madison and Canal
A light heart the two-spot,
Bostos has a "Chinese Intelligence Of
fice." Ccaxs may be false, even though they
are "in tne papers.
Ths coast cities of Texas are in the en
joyment of good health.
I Marvland. after Ootober 20, you may.
catch partridges in traps if you can.
Hoixr Spars as. Miss., has two jug fac
tories and one temperance society.
An cm, eleven inches long, was recent
ly found enclosed in an oyster, at Potts
The ouesuon is. What are the Prus
sians about?- 2f. T. TuntM
Paris, of course.
Claws are proverbially happy at high
water, and freah-et oysters are always
agreeable. - . - --
It ts not to be supposed that a printer
must necessarily be imitated, because he
calls for copy.
A Ghost has been seen near Frederisks-
burg. Vs., in the day time, dressed in fed
Thb citizens of Beadicg.Pa., have made
arrangements for a series ol lectures oar
ing the coming winter.
With the eeneral stagnation of bnsiness
Paris is now receiving a lesson which less
ens the receipts.
Or eonrse the besieged Parisians are like
common tea and coffee pots, when they are
Fostaob on newspapers in Great Brit
ain is to be reduced from two cents to one
Oct cf the total area of Great Britain,
30,33G,000 acres, or 53 per cent, are under
Thb balloon that went from Paris to
Tours showed no signs of fatigue, though
it was a good deal blown.
CnmT. Pa., overflows with joy, for her
new cas works are completed, and all her
streets were lighted np last week.
A bio black bear was caught in the Dis
mal Swamp in Virginia, a lew days sinoe,
and 'ken to Norfolk for sale.
Tm BaDtists of Vinrinia have seven
hundred and eighty-seven church organiza
tions, and the Campbeutes seventy-taree.
A grand tournament and ball will take
nlftAA at the Danville (Ya. ) fair. The suc
cessful knight will get a $300 horse.
riTiBHUiL fever is prevalent in Wilcox
county. Alabama. Though of a dangerous
type, it has not yet proved fatal.
Yale and Harvard boating crews are re
minded that the trial between the hare
and the tortoise is the first shell race on
Mrs. Gevebal Houbtoh is dead. The
surviving members ot ue iamuy ot tne
father of Texas reside in ueorgetown, in
Orrrs snoerflaous is the advice of moth
era to children: "Don t eat too fast." No
body eats too fast; quite the contrary,
MnBDEss have become so numerous in
Ohieojro that Cook eonnty has agreed to
pay S250 reward for every arrest ana con
I bek the villain in your face," said
Western Jadse to an Irish prisoner. "May
it please your worship," replied the pris
oner, tnai must do b porauua icuwuwh.
A klnglx- oat in Scotland produced ten
stalks, which eontuned nine hundred
grains, or an average of ninety grains to the
Natcbaltsts are discussing the question
hat bird is the most skillful architect.
Wa aav. swallows. There are expensive
saloons in this city built entirely by swai'
Tun Onrier-Journal proposes the estab
lishment of "a Beggar Bureau at Wash
ington. It is a smart paper, bat it always
has an axe of its own to grind, in just this
Itosroif must be elegant or nothing.
Her very horse-thieves share her love
literary lore, and tne latest eqaunnau bu
squatulator sustains the msthetio appella
tion of Clarence Percy Mortimer.
rT- muthDniM anil wnrhincr-meri
nnerative store. The miners oi the same
town have obtained an advance of thirty
cents per ton since the 1st of September.
What bas McK'an Buchanan got against
the people of Michigan, that he persists
fcistiDg himself upon long suffering pub
lic Now be is announced to appear
Central Michigan, and emigration has al
ready commenced. Many of the inhabit
ants have taken to the woods. Cleveland
It mav Via imnoTtant to remind authors.
publishers, and others interested, of the
exceedingly favorable provision of the re
vised copyright law which secures the
work or article copyrighted for the term
of twenty-eight years, with the privilege
of a renewal for the farther term of four
teen years, making lorty-two years m su.
iuits immured in the Ludlow
street jail in New York could not afford
remain Idle, and therefore employed their
time in manufacturing counterfeit money,
and were detected while in the act of seU
ina it to outsiders
As underground route througn isaia-
mmit is now tne suuitm w ul.iin..w
.mnna the mada centering in that city.
The entire sum requirea io o rai u,
timated at J4 583,000 represented oy oonur,
and $606,000 by stock.
Therb is not a single Confederate pris
oner in the custody of the United States
anvwhere. at this time," BO says aajuusiis
General Townsend, in response to an
qniry as to whether there are any ton
leJerote prisoners ui mo
rr. An vnn like the character of
Paul?" asked a person of his landlady dur
ing a conversation aoout ma apoau".
Ah, be w.u a gooa oiu suui,
said, vou kno. that we most eat was
set belore us, ana
conscience sake. 1 always
should like him for a boarder.
On thb BazADia or Sfbctbal Bands.
Lippichhas given, in Poggendorn
an explanation of the broadening
nthar variations of the spectral lines
of luminous gases, whioh he ascribes
changes in temperature. im "
claims to have discovered Is that the
of the difference of the wave-lengths which
.t.a tn tha borders of any Bpectral
"""1" , ,V.
band to the mean vto-wuk"
band is constant in the same gas, bat
different gasses the ratio is directly as
sauare roots of absolute temperature,
inversely as me wjuaro ww v
A yASHiONABLB young lady, of rather
while in the hands of
dressmaker, became alarmed at the
I ( yWlSBBB f T f B'! WJ v
bcrT I sknrvnrtiAnrwi ta her bodice,
declared thtt bhe could ncrer wear it,
-nv been wronelv cut, "Pardon
m Mademoiselle.- replied me muuww,
..h Jains ia onite correct: the fitting
.-ractlv as it should be, I have made
dress; now l must diuut. j f
thirtv-five ton gun is
coarse of construction at the Boyal
i -urlnriVh K.nsland. It IS luauo
tirelv on the Frazer principle, and will
i it ia built of five concen
tric rings. When completed, the calibre
.v.. v- will he lit inches, and the
oi the gun 16 feet. The weight of
projectile will be 700 pounds, and
powder charge 120 pounds.
Thx Phxxophthalmotbopx. This nsme
has been given to a machine invented by
Dr. Donders of Utrecht, for elucidating the
movements of the eye-ball. By means of it
the mathematical analysis made by rrol.
Helmboltz of the ocular movements may be
Htdrats or Chlobal. Becent medical
journals report favorably on the use of the
hydrate ot eniorai tor me purpose oi ai lay
ing brain excitement ana producing sieep.
It induces sleep with more certainty than
opium, and without the injurious effects
resulting from the latter. It has no cura
tive properties, but on acconnt of its quiet
ing influence it has been called the king of
Thx disintegration of limestone of which
buildings are constructed, which is more
noticeable where much coal is burnt, is in
a great degree owing to the action of snl
phurio acid, liberated by combustion, upon
the magnesium oi tne limestone, mu
may be prevented by coating the building
with an aqueous solution of superphos
phate of soda.
PHorooBAraewa thb Sen. Prot Win-
lock is now en 'aged in taking pictures of
the son of a somewhat noval plan, tie
uses a sinele lens object glass, 4i inches
in diameter, h ivirg a focal length of 40
inches, made by Clark, of crown glass,
and corrected for spherical aberration by
means of an artificial star. The tube of
the telescope points to the Nsrth and the
image of the sun is thrown in by means oi
a plate-glass reflector. This glass is not
roughened or blackened on one side, be
cause when that was done the heat of the
sun distorted the plane surface. The slit
is at the object-glass end oi tae teieseope,
so that when it is thrown across no dust is
shaken on the plate, as frequently is the
case in the usual way of working. -
Amorphous Silicia fob moo PioatESTS.
Dr. M. Beimann describes, in Dingier s
Polytechnic Journal, a series of experi
ments made with the view to apply amor
phous silicia for absoibing the solutions of
fuchine, analine blue, etc, and to use the
colored powder so prepared as a pigment
for various materials. The silicia is pre
pared by precipitating a solution of water-
glass (silicate ei soaa or potasuj wita an
acid, and collecting, washing and using
the nreciDitate in the ordinary way. triass.
first suDerficially acted npon by hydrofluor
ic sold, and next mordanted, as is usual
for cotton, assumes, when submitted to the
Drocess in use for dyeing fiber similar col
ors precis! y as that fiber; the author states
that this rffaot is caused by the amorphous
silicia contained in the glass and made ef
fective by the bydronaono acid.
WooTS ob Ihdia Stikl. Dr. Bsmmels-
berg gives, in a Berlin journal, the result
of his analysis of a steel bar, certified to
be true Indian steal, by the late J&ast In
dian ComDany. and deposited in the Mu
seum of the High Polytechnic School of
Berlin. Aside from the iron it contained
the following substances given in thou
sandths of one per cent: Carborn. 0.887;
ailiuiam. 0.136: phosphorus, 0 009; sul
phur. 0.002. It is significant that the au
thor fonnd no aluminium in this specimen,
since the late Messrs. Faraday and Stodart,
who made the first analysis of Woota as
early as 1819. stated that peculiar qualities
of this steel were due to silicium and
aluminium. The specifle gravity of the
specimen used by Dr. ttammelsberg wai
fonnd to be 7.823.
Important rr Tbub A gentleman call
ing himself the Abbe Brasseur de Bour
bourg has been lecturing in New York on
"Mexican Arch teoloey and the Pre-Historie
Annals of America." The Abbe has dis
covered records, he informs us, written in
the old Mexican language, of the Gulf of
Mexico, the Atlantio and the Uediterra-
rean, extending back ten thousand years
All the principal views of Prof. Agassiz
upon the glacial period are found antici
pated as facts in these records. After the
reign of ice came a period in which a te't
of great lakes ran from the Caspian Sea to
the Gulf of Mexico, rid in these lakes be-
ran "life." As then was no life before.
the "Annals" may be excused for being
meagre. Bnt after the appearance ot uie
the Aliho finds evervthins of conseouenoe
laid down clearly. In fact, the early his
tory of Europe and Africa finds important
illustrations in these Mexican records;
even the name of Borne is for the first time
explained in them.
In short, the sciences of astronomy, ge
olocv. natural history, philology and an-
throDolotrv are completely overthrown by
the Abbe's recollections rf a manuscript
land, and which nobody but himself could
reol. rt ia to be booexl that ne wm uo
atnn hem. but will bo on to cive us an ac
n rut historv of the universe at large, or
ai lMst oi the solar system, for something
nnn than ten thousand years; ior -me
annals of the Atlantio ocean." before any
lite existed, which are his latest discovery,
must come from a souroe competent to en
lighten as on many things not nimeno
dreamed OI in out pnuosopny.
MlBAOB Et TBS BRITISH CHA1IXBL. air.
Thomas Waring gives in "The Meteoro
logical Magazine," the following descrip
tion of a mirage oi unusual spianaor;
The party on board of my yacnt naaas-
sah, on her passage from Alderney to
Guernsey, witnessed a pnenomenon so
striking, and in there latitudes so rare.
that I am tamoted to send you a short ao
oonnt of it The wind was light, from E.
X. F. . tha skv cloudless, the sun very hot,
and tha barometer steady at ou. z. xaere
had been some sitrns of fog in the mom-
inc. bnt thev had disappeared. At about
3:30 in the afternoon we observed over the
small island of iierme a peculiar nazy re
flection, which became more and more de
fined, until it d resented an exact inverted
imagaof the land beneath. A similar ef
fect was soon visioie roona tns wuuio owp
son. The islands Alderney, Gnernsey.Jer
sey, Sark, and Herme seemed raised
more than twice their bight; sharp-point-.4
... l.'i-ii- wuVa wava eanrted with in-
cu, vviw-.j".. . r
verted images of themselves, apparently
l. 1 1 n nnn (k,ffl wlint STk TWlint.
USUUUOV U U f " -- I -.
enormous rocking stones. The Ortach
rocks, of which we have previously lost
sight, wore now to be seen with startling
clearness in ne air. l ne taiqueiew, wim
its three lighthouses presented a most cu
rious appearance. The lighthouses were
drawn out into three colossal pillars,
whose summit rested a huge mass of rocK,
clearer in the outline than the real island
beneath. Ships were seen sailing xeei
nnward thronch the air, every sail and
spar distinct, end in some cases the images
were reduplicated. Deverai oi mo
thna reflected were below the horizon, and
invisible to us. The northern end
Guernsey, where the land runs low, was
tsiM .snseuu lis sua sus. w uiouuuw
even those who were familiar with
island found it hard to recognize
it We seemed to oe sooting
at some half-merged country, where count
less still la croons were divided from each
other bv narrow strips ot land. As we near
nnerosev the picture oecomes lews aisunot,
but meanwhile the mirage was becoming
more wonderful stall over Alderney. nere
ti.a itoArvmarked cliff were magnified to
apparent height of many hundred feet,
no scene-painter, devising a grand trans
formation scene, ever dreamt of more fas
cinating groups of basaltie columns, grot
toes, and rock arenas, witnme uuo nuwiug
kennath. than was exhlDitea oy tne isiana
and the isolated stacks around it. Having
remained visioie ior morn suau uuo uwur,
the panorama of wonders gradually faded
away, and by 7 o'clock the horizon
clear, save where a dark narrow hue
elnnd or mist hnnt? low in the northeast
may add, for the information of weather
prophets, that this unusual state of
atmosphere was not the forerunner of
wind, or any cnange in me wesnner.
: hlTBtjsT. 1"A.. IB lUIBBieu 1U1 uuiims.
There is a talk of organizing a vigilance
I committee to root out ths band of thieves.
Notes Personal and Otherwise.
i . .
Mas. Brrsr Board mas received thirteen
votes for town representative in Woodford,
Thb Princess of Pragma makes her own
dresses and bonnets.
At thb recent annual school meeting at
Lakeport, St Clnir Co., Mich., ladies were
selected to the offices of moderator, assess
ors, and directors.
Thb dress reformers of Ohio held their
annual picnio last month. Over a thousand
people assembled, and were entertained by
an address from Mrs. Dr. Organ.
A Miss Hcct Lib advertises' in a Missis
sippi paper that she is of good birth and
education, and is willing to marry an
editor, believing herself able to support
Oxb Denver gentleman shot another, and
was promptly arrested for "obstructing
the sidewalk." He was discharged, though,
when he clearly demonstrated that the way
the deceased stood it was impossible to
have shot him in anyway so that he would
not foil across the walk.
A touso girl of Schenectady has been '
committed to . the Troy (N. Y.) jail in de
fault of twenty dollars fine for having '
promenaded through the streets with a
Mrs. Mart Fitch, the beautiful barber of
Cbariiton, Iowa, is doing an excellent busi-
On Saturday s her shop is crowded
with customers, who like to feel her soft
hand upon their faces.
A New Bedford, Mass.. lady is about to
leave for Oregon, there to marry a man who ,
advertised in the papers for a wife, and .
whom she has never seen, the couple hav
ing been betrothed by mail.
Mrss Ejtma C La Jeunxshb, tha Albany
vocalist, is having a great success in Italy
She has received a diploma of honorary.
membership of the Italian Academy of Art,
with the name of prima donna.
Mas. Stows says that "in America no
woman ever dies for want of speaking her
mind; and the lower orders have their turn
in teaching the catechism to their superi
ors, which they do with an effectiveness :
that does credit to democracy."
Mrs. AirsrE Winmum, secretary of the
Ladies' and Pastors' Christian Union of the ,
Methodist Episcopal Church, is travelling
in the West She is described as an ac
complished and eloquent speaker, and a
devoted worker in the cause to which she
There are fourteen steamers encaged in
the Lake Superior trade, of an aggregate
capacity of 10,000 tons, and five of the
xrgest ot tness run rrom Aiuium, jiinn..
Besides these there are one hundred and
ten vessels and steamers employed in the
Mb a. Johnsos, the Postmistress at
Leavenworth, Kansas, is described as a
lady of thoroughly good manners, soft and
womanly voice, and lree from the slightest
taint of affectation, ner orace wore is
complicated, but all admit the duties were
never so welt performed.
An Indiana constable was sent to arrest a
woman the other day. nne seemed per
fectly willing to go to jail, but desired the
officer to hold the baby while she went in
to an adjoining room to dress. The soft
hearted official has been waiting for the re- '
tarn of his prisoner ever Bince.
A ladt of Providence, B. L, recently re
ceived a letter from the great actress, Char
lotte Cnshman, now in Korua, Italy, in
which she says there is no possibility of
her ever returning to this country, although.
it is her earnest wish to close her earthly
career on American soil. Her complaint
Faitst Fbbs comes to the defence of eld
maids in this style: "The fact is, the
itodtrn Old Maid is as good as the Modern
Yonng Maid, and a great deal better, to
those who have outgrown bread and butter.
She has sense as well as freshness, and
conversation and repartee as well as dim
ples and curves.
Fob the benefit of young girls who are
impatient to put on trained Bkirts, it may
be stated that tne rnnceas reauice, ubuku
ter of Queen Victoria, now nearly sixteen
years old. has never yet worn anything but -short
dresses, even upon the grand occa
sion of a "drawing-room reception, wnen
court trains are universal.
Miss Laura W. Stebbc-s, who, for many
years, kept a school tor yonng ladies in
Springfield, Mass., has purchased a tract
I , . - -t: : . .1 u K .U.
OI lanj in irKimu, ucsr mo uiuuiu ui lua
Potomac and is about to erect a building
that shall answer the double purpose of a
church and school-house. The govern
ment has appropriated $700 to the enter
prise. OCSAB O. ASTHONX gew as irisay as m
young colt over the Wyoming election-
Listen to her: "All hail ! glorious women
o Wyoming ! Who shall dare say that
women wouldn t voce 11 tney couiar not
the New York Tribune, sure ! ! Two years
from now Wyoming women will vote for a
woman to represent them in congress.
Ho, for Wyoming, the banner territory!
Which shall be the banner state ? . Kansas
or Iowa? The glory may yet come to
Kansas, if her Legislature, the coming ses
sion, will but submit the proposition to
her voters. Failing to ao so, iowa wm
take the lead in 1872. Xow ia your op- .
portunity, Kansas !"
Thb following amusing description is
from a Paris letter of recent date: "I am
the only stranger in the hotel with the ex
ception of an American matron and her
two middle-aged daughters. I feel it my
duty,' said the matron to me this morning,
when I suggested to her the expediency of
withdrawing whilst there was yet time, as
a republican, to aid a sister republic in
driving from her soil an European despot
Jane and Mary share my sentiments,
and we are determined to stand by Fran
to the last' What the matron, Jane, and
Mary Ann meant to do to help their sister
republic I cannot understand. They have
bought themselves a huge American flag,
after the manner of their nation, and they
wear enormous tri-color rosettes. Periodi
cally one or the other of them comes do n
into the court-yard, and makes a speech in
English to the Mobiles, or to the landlorl
and his friends, or to boots.' No one un
derstands them; but this they do not seem
to mind, nor does it abate their enthusi
asm. Jane tells me that she has the 'dis
positions of a Joan of Arc' Does she
mean to fight on the ramparts, like the
Maid cf Saragossa ?"
A droll story comes to ns from Paris.
The authorities have ordered, in viow of a
scarcity of provender, that all "useless
mouths" shonld leave the city. Great wan
the consternation in elderly female
! circles, and immense was the rush to the
Vfavnr'a office, and plaintive and snnit
were the interrogatories does the order
refer to cats, dogs, parrots, canary birds?
Not at all," replied the polite otnoer, -ior
the worst comes to worst these duos can
be eaten." We wonder how many pets
irds in cages, and cats and dogs
baskets, were sent out of the city tnat
day. Just think of roasting poor 1 om tne
warbler, or tnat otaer lom, vuw tum-
ight warbling, to be sure, is not ot sua
New Sunday Schools. During ths past
season, np to August 1, the missionaries
of the American Sunday School Union in
the Northwest have organized 211 new
Sunday Schools where there were none De
fare, and gathered into them 8,061 chil
dren, and 1,232 teachers, besides aiding
294 otuer schools, having 22,869 children
and 2 964 teachers; making a grand total
ot 505 schools. 4,196 teachers, and 30,933
children benefitted in about four months.
Truly, a work so important, so Catholic,
and so Uhrauise, is wormy ot tne moss
liberal support It goes out only in the
name of Christ and for all the churches to
gather in the children who are in neglected
districts, beyond the reach of other agen
cies. It is said there are nearly one mil
lion children in the Northwest unreached
by Sunday School instruction. xnere
should, therefore, be teu missionaries in
the field where one is now employed, and
the American Sunday School Union will
increase iU force as rapidly as meant are
Tnnr Ajrn URiorxAL Tortto of Iron.
Phoephorn snd Calicaya, knowa as Casweii.
Slack ACo.'a I'erro-Phoapborated Elixir ol
Calieaya bark, ine iron restores ooior so
the blood, the Phosphorus renews waste ot
the nerve tisane, and the Calisaya gives a
natural, healthful tone to tne aiesum or
gans, thereby curing Pyaoeoiiia in its nous
forma, lYaXOItuneae, ueuerai iwou-'ji
Dereecina of tipirit. Va -nfactured only
" . . . . . . . . r 1 TTN . I ' . .
to Caewell, Hack Co-, Njw Io.a. bold by
all Druggists- .
Yorao men In want of employment tha
will not Uke them from home bat a part o
the time, and that will pav a U-"
should address Sheriuaa, Son Co Chicago