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TROY, MO., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1871.
The Lincoln County Herald
PUBLISHED EVERT TtttmSDAY
4 H AS. MARTIN, .ft',,
ATTORNEY AT UW,
XMi praotlce In all the Courts of tho Third
Judicial District. Special attention given
iu ins collection 01 ueots. vonav
B. W. WHEELER
Attorney al Law anil Notary Public
vivW hope, no.
WILL attend to any proib-slonal burli.es9 In
tho Co'irts of Lincoln, Warren, I'lke and
c;o. ii. collier,
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T . J . WEBB,
AlTOItNl'.Y AT 1.AW,
lILL promptly attend to legal business.
Special attention given to Collecting.
pO Office with J. B. Allen, In the old P. 0
J. C. GOODRICH. W. W. I1IUKHEAD
GOODRICH A niRKUMD,
T. IlIUKIIKAlt will be in tho odlco all tho
XJ time. Dr. GOODRICH will only bo here
from limo id lime, due nutico or which will bo
given. '! Tor tho PAINLESS extraction of
teeth administered at alt tliucl by Dr. lilrkbead.
August ill, Kill. Cu26yl
R. W. COBB,
HOUSE, SIGN & ORNAMENTAL
drainer, Glazier and 1'aper-Ilanger,
Shwi Vctr Dr. KntCt Stir Drvj-Slorr,
nlnvq THOV, MtVsOUItl.
iff. . 1lcLi:i.l.A, II. I).,
IMIYMIl I AM) MUIltiUON,
Office ut M. S. Ballinger's Drug Storo,
It. C. MAG RUBER,
ATTORNE AT LAW,
Will practice in tV" Court, i.f tho Third Judical
A. V. MoKEE. WM. FllAZIEU.
McKEE & FRAZIER,
Al IOHNLYS Al LAW,
'fi' Et O V , M I S S O 17 It I
Will iirnctico iu all the counties of the Third
Juiliriul Circuit, and in tho Supreme Court of tbo
r uio. 1110114 ly
R- D. WALTON,
All OK NICY AT L.UV AND KUAI,
Will prncfico in oil the Onurts of the Third
Judicial Circuit, and the fiuprcrao Court of the
Htate. All business entrusted to his care will be
rromptly attended to.
Oflice over Dr. S. T. East's Drug stoic. Offico
hours fromO a m. to 4 p. m.
fUE POST OFFICE CLERK.
BT LETTICft TUORPE.
"Any leitcn for me to day ? '
into her pocket, while Charles looked as
guilty as if ho bad been stealing some-
itiiojf. ana tnoir mutual salutations were
exceedingly confined and indistinct.
When fcanny found herself alone, she
I opened and read the tender missive A
Charles I'rescott looked op, and instead bright gleam shone from her ecs. her
oi iuu ruuicuuu visage tuai usuauy niiea oneoxs were no longer pale, and em
up tho little P. O. window, he saw a pair looked the very picture of love and hap
or rogutsn Diao,eye, ripe rca. ups,.anu piness, xnen an at once, a very crave
checks to match, an eluborato chignon, troubled expression came into her face,
and pair of sloping shouldors so much, "Will that proud woman, "she sekedher
and no more. self, "deign to receive rue. or will she scorn
"Kxcusc me," ho said, lifting his hat, the idea of her son's marrying a Post-office
"my nime is "harlot I'rescott." olerk ? But ho loves me, and bo is true
Tho young lady blushed slightly, al- and manlv. and will not let anv worldlv
though an amused smile hovered about interest come between us." 80 she sat
her lips, and disappearing for a moment. I down und wrote a charming little letter
she returned with a number of letters, in reply, which Charles kissed and re-
whioh eho handed to him. kissed, the next day, when she so shyly
Who can she be?" he thought as he banded it to him, After this, he was
left the offico. "1 will ask Delia; she jalwuys thereto escott her homo in the
will probbly know." So when bo went evening, and soon learned lo lore the
jiuuit), lie accosted his stater-with the pale, delicate woman who called his dsr
inquiry "Pray, what young hour! is it I liner "daughter." and who gave him such
that presides over the Post-office?" cordial, pleasant greeting.
"U you have seen ber, have you I 1 But now came the disagrecablo part of
suppose you will lose your senses, like all this littlo romance. How was he lo
the rest of the young men." break the news to his ambitious parent,
oil, but who is sue f who had set her heart upon his marrying
'Her namo is Funny Graham. Her an heiress? Ho had confided it to his
father died two or three years ago, leav- sister, who exclaimed in ludicrous con
sternation, "O, Charley, 1 dread the do
mestic tornado that will surely follow the
announcement of this, (0 author."
"I hen my dear Delia, you must lust
go down in 0 the cellar, until the tornado
has parsed over."
"Storms of this kind are such along
iurs. i'rescott was sealed ut her cm
ing his wife poor, with two children, both
girls. (Joe is in a telegraph office, and
this ono haa taught for two years, until
Mr. Cbeevcr offered her a situation with
him, which she gladly accepted."
"Jiut where has eho been living t
"In the country about five miics from
"It is strange that we never hcird of
her. Such beauty generally mukes itself broidery frame, when her toil entered, to
uuttu. uiufco ini' urcaucu avowal.
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-en, you see sno was so mucn con 'viotnor, no Degnn. "mere is some
Qncd by her school, that she only came thing I with to tell 50U."
to town once or twico a year. Mr. "You have not come. I hone, to nn.
ni , 1 . . ... . I . . . . - . 1
yueover nappenea to see ner, and inougnt Knowledge your ehamciul flirtation with
it a siiamo lor such beauty to bo buried that Tost office girl.
11 iuu vuuuirjr wueru no ouh couiu appro 1 nave come to say mat l am en
ciaie it. lie speaks of her in tho most gaged to that young lady."
entbusiustic manner calls her the best "Do you mean to stand there and tell
clerk he ever had." mo that you really intend lo marrv that
She looks as if she had never known girl, that bold impudent creature who has
a moment s unhappincss." been standing in tho Post-offico, these
"lliey say fshe has a very cheerful, last two months, for all the young men
happy disposition. Sho wants very much to stare at ?"
to get a situation for ber sUter, ao that ' t mean to say that I am going to
tuey neeu not Dr separated. marry mat girl, who has been honorably
"X think it is a great pity that lovely supporting herself and her mother, and
girl is obliged to stand in the Post-office who has won tho respect of all who know
irom morning until nignt. it must be her.
very hard. "And how do vou think noor Sarah
"Take euro, Charley, do not let your Stanhope will fel after tho outrageous
sympathies run away with you. Mother manner in which you flirted with icr?"
might have been I"
"Yes, Mary, I eonlo) hardly believe
that it wai my old love, when they de-
scriDeu 10 aie the cold, haughty, utnbi
tioua Mt: t'reeoott, Hut will vo tint
worry mo now, after these long years of
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HOW BEN fURTLE GOT HIS WIFE.
. . . .
nas set tier heart upon your making a
brilliant match. Sho really has coaxed
uiaolf lulu tho idea thai Vuu'ute In love
Willi ft j rail btunhopo.
"Sarah btanbope I repeated tbeyoung
'0, my dear mamma, if anv flirting
has been done there, it was all accotn-
ptwncd oy proxy. 1 am airaiu that you
aro tho only one to Dlame in that case.
"And so you renounce this high-bred,
F. T. WIJLL.IAMS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
N OTA BT PUBLIC,
January I, 1869 Inly
H. C. MAQBUDEH ... Proprietor.
rpTIS HOTEL Is now open for the accomoda-
a. iion or ma travelling publie. Well-lur-
nisnea tables and neat, eomforatable apartments
A. II. BUCKJVER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ST. CHARLES, JTIO.,
Will attend to any professional business in the
itum or Lincoln, warren, Montgomery and
St. Charles, and In the District and
Supreme Courts. vinlyl
man contemptuously. "1 am tired of cultivated woman, to marrv that Urehuui
tho very sound of ber name. A mere girl? Why I Sarah Stanhope graduated
fashionable doll 1 What shruld I do at Vassir College."
with such a wife? There would not bo "I do not care if the graduated at all
ono eingle bond of union botween us. the Colleges in the Union, thev cannot
Mother knows very woll that I utterly supply brains, or Ideas, mid 1 um sura
despise such women." Sarah Stanhope was never guilty of the
Uut, Charloy, she is very good na- last in all her lifo, poor thing."
tured : you never hear her say a word "Well, even if she hasn't much in her
against any ono." head, she has in her pocket; and such a
"liecause sho hasu t character enough finished musician I
ever to form a decided opinion, All she I "Well, mother, if vou consider that an
can do is to lisp 'yeth,' or 'no,' or 'in- indispensable qualification in a wife, my
deed I; or show her ghastly row of teeth, little Fanny shall take lessons of all ih
I hate teeth that glUtcn. Don't say any- music teachers in town."
thing more to me about Sarah Stan "Your little Fanny I Don't racntinn
hope," tion her name to me again ; I never will
Mow you haven t fallen in love with consent to the match never 1"
tho pretty clerk, have you?" "Then, I shall havo to marry without
"fallen in love I (Jan t a man appro your consent, that is all."
Uut be dreaded to see Fanny after this.
for he knew that ahe would insist urion
knowing the result, which proved to be
the ciio ; and although he tried to soften
UENRY QTJIOLEY. J EDQENE N. B0NFIL9.
QUIttLsEY fc BOIVF1LS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Conveyancers & Real Estate Agents,
WILL praotlce in the various Courts of the
Third Judicial Dlit.lct (Plat, Warren,
auu Lincoln I. Having been en
gaged for two yeara past in making an abstract
of title f all real estate in Lincoln county, they
have peculiar facilities for furnishing at short
ootioo a complete abstraot of title of all the
lands in'aald oounly.
July 28. 1870.
T. C. KELSEY,
tVIlL DRAW CLANS AND FECiriCAyiOMt
For aU Classes of Building,
Its in BrMgei ai. all wr to tk
lt!OK at PLANING MILL3 oaWATIR 81.,
CLARKS VIltLE, MO.
January 6, WJ ly
&OVB VlTSlHiCSS I'M tUX MBftAltJ- a
eiate and admire a bandeomo girl, with
out being in love with her? 1 certainly
think ahe has tbo most charming. face I
ever saw, if that is being in love."
"But Charley, do promise me that you I his mother's words, the proud sniriled
will not go out of your way to meet her. girl understood perfectly well what the
Aa far as 1 myself am concerned, V lady's feelinga were ; and when her lover
snouid be proud of aucb a lovely sister, urged a speedy marriage, she replied
but mother 10 so prejudiced. "No, Charley, we must wait awhile ;
I do not like to mike promises of this I your mother may ohange. We are both
kind, Delia, because you aee the tempta- young, and there is no espeoial hurry."
uon is very great i ana smiling mis- "But Fanny, i cannot Dear to see you
obievously, he left her. I wearing yourself out in that office. You
l he next day, the young man went look pale now, dear, much paler than
ungni ana cany to toe post-omce, to re- iwneo i nrst knew you.
n a I wm nil I sk r rars anrt ainain that rnA I . .rtm a e m -a a . a .
; ;V:,''T'" "unaney, it l nod that my health ii
confronted him. the color growing deeper ry being impaired, I will leave the
and deeper, before hie glance of respcet 0ffiee, because 1 do not think it would be
till .ml..tlnn If,.. ,1. 1 . ma. m .1 ' ' . ' - . . .
. -v,,...wu. uj rignt to mate you, myseir, and my
passed that he did not go there, and mother, all three unhappy, for the sake
finally the formal salutations or tho morn- Ofone person's prcjudicee. So now let
m6 mi uviuuiiwi; ugiuiuiu, uul us say no more about it.
ik iiuiiijiuaio luat uaiiy C 1, 1 LI- ji u r
meetine bo her lover was obliged to yield, chafe
,. , ... . , as no would and must, to see bis darling
After several weeks had passed, Char- loiingberbloomandfreshness; andabittVr
jy uun muruiug, as uoudi, iu mo iceiing sprang up in his heart .against the
x uaa-usuw, nu was aauiy anuojea 10 see, solbahneis that prevented bis happiness
.u.u uisuB iovoij jace, wnose amue oi I with the one be loved. But his patience
neiuvuie usufm iuuuiv su nui puiuu. iuu I w.i nnt rlnnmail In h thna Irin.l
well developed nose, and twinklmgeyea of hong; bis probation was ended in a way
u j. va. uiaaicr, us aaacu an liuesuuua, i n8 l(tle dreamed 01.
but went away with decidedly heavy Mr. Pra.nnti .mmr.
m I. . a f I www v wv wm was vitaj BWiuuiVUUII
.inm. u tgiou oi luq man, t0 the parlor, to sees, stranger who do
I he nest day. and tho next passed, and Miner! to .nr1 hi n.mA Hhn .n
siiii ine pretty ifsnny did not appear, so oountered a gentleman of perhaps fifty
he determined to ask the eause of ber Jears, with hair still as blaok aa night,
absence. But lo, and behold I just as ho bearing ereot and vigorous. She
comeio tnis sensible aecislon, tbo beau- lt0od waiting for him to speak, aston
i.i iibiuu aaiu UWU puu UIUI, UUI I lSUSd St PIS SgltBtlOn.
Iiwkiog eomewbat pafe nai careworn. "May" he said at lenatb.
"USVf VOD been SICt I B inauiredl Hha atarlnrl. ornwincv vrv natA "A..
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nxiousij. . y0u Frederick Mavnard?"
"o, but tay aister si, aa I lure I "S0 ,ou know mo then?" U asked in
-v iw.mg carw or mmr. jvcturn, advancing towards her, and iotd.
"Yet look pale," k said; "law afraid ing oui his hand. She placed nor own
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inax you no noi flaw laesii rresw ait wittjiu it, wbilo the tears fan slowli
Mil exeroiie." sjown that proud woman's oheeks.
She blushed nod ilowa Iter ic. "Where have von been, and whv did 1
s.t bit gaze, so full of Mxiely and con- Isjover hoar from vou?" she ssked.
em. 1 hat da be enada hie mind t "Hear from me, Man : I iroUi to ton
aociav mt iov ana snow nis iste, so ne again ana again.
roi per teoaes. maniv sioio. atxina "Ana a never receives sua or vans
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atr to e i wuv. u ook u himseit letters, Tboy told sue that you a do-
and kundedittw key with. tMveral other oeivod me, end persuade! mo to ntnr
fitters. Eh4 staete. hew si ttw the Willism I'reteotl. He innde ma a kind
4rts-, a itonntt le te flaatily liusban. Tj.t ob! iiov differcit say lifs
waiting? We may bo happy yet."
"But, Fredrick, thoy will laugh at
and call us romantic old fools "
"Let them eall us what tbey pleaso.
Why should wo csre ? Mary, you are
very handsome yet."
She threw back her head, and laughed
in a merry, girlish WSy, that would hate
caused her children to open their eyes in
astonishment. And then they sat and
talked about the days of their young
love, and of events that took place long
That evening Delia exclaimed, when
Mrs. Presoott seated herself at tho table:
"Why, mother, what have you been do
in.c to yourself ? If you go on rejuvena
ting in this way, I shall bo taken for
your eldtr sister I thai certainly be
"I have seen to day, tho dearest friend
I ever had, Delia."
"Who is he, mother?"
' Frederick Maynard." And than ho
told her children how, when a vouni? l-irl.
sho had loved thin man ; but that when ho
went away, her friends had deceived her.
and insisted that chc should marry an
other, anu now sue nail becomo a cold,
hard woman of tho world : "but." aim
said, 4 he has como back to tee again.
true as over.
"And will you marry him, mamma?"
"Yen, dear, I have promised to bo his
O. I am eo glad ho has waited to
"Charles," said his mother, "como to
He arose, and went to her, a wild hopo
springing up in his heart.
"My feelings are changed, now," she
said, "and if you will bring your chosen
wifo to me, I will wolcouie oer to our
houso and home."
He took her hand, without speaking,
and kissed her tenderly, and Delia threw
her arms-around her mother's neck, ex-
"I am just as happy as can be ; Fanny
is such a darling, mamma, I know that
you will love her. But dear mo," she
sddod, with a rueful fao, 'evorybody is
going to marry, and leave mo all forlorn
"What have you dono with Harry
Courtland?" inquired hor brother mis
chievously and the young lady suddenly
dir-appeared from the room.
There were to weddings anon n(W
this, and it was not long beforo Delia
declared lhat she was jealous of Fanny,
for her mother potted her moro than she
did her own daughtor. And Charles
never had any roason to regret his mar
riage with the protty Post-office clork.
St. IjouU Ladies' Magazine.
A tlilucse Death-bed.
The Chinoso havo many customs pecu
liar to their nation, whioh atrike the
"outside barbarian" as being unnatural
and strange. Thoir religious traditions
are r-o deep rooted, and so strongly fos
tered by superstition, as to give littlo en
couragomeut to missionary laborers.
Tho most striking of these superstitions
are those partaining to the disposition of
their dying and dead relatives. Verv of
ten the dead bodies of Chinese men and
womon are found in untenanted build
iiigs in the Cbineso quarter of this city,
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h..m twvru uuavijuuiu.cu Willi meir BU
perstitions are prono to set the desertion
ot dying friends down as acta of selfish
nesa. This, however, is not so. aa the
Chinese believe that if persons die in
house that they lived in before death.
moir spirits win naunt me piaoe ever
after, and give unpleasant evidence of
their presence to sll who remain. In
order to prevent the manifestations of
the restless spirit, as soon as the doctor
gives it as his opinion that a patient can
not survive, he ia taken to another plaoe
and left alone to die. Yesterday a case
ot idis Kind was reported to the corcner.
A young Chinawomen, who had been
given up by ber attending physician,
was carried ny ner roiatives to an unten
anted house in Ellis Place, off Pacific,
ibovo Dupont. They then dressed her
in ber best clothing, spread a new mat
ting on the floor, and laid her on it. They
brought in preserves, meats, fruils, can
dies boild rioe, etc, lighted some punks
and retired, leaving her alone to await
tho coming of tho common destrover.
Daring the day she died, and was found
last night. Coroner Litlerman removed
the body, and it is now at the morgue
awaiting the further action of the rela
tives, who will probsblv leave her
to be disposed of by tho city, as is
generally their practice in all such cases.
Many Ublnamen those of the wealthy
classes do net desert thoir deed friends,
and for tho furtherance of thif desiro
there aro several hospitals fitted up, in
order that those about to die may bo
romoved there until they have paid the
debt of nature, after which thev are
buried with all the ceromonies of the
disciples of Confucius. San Franeitoo
It drawing roaster, worrying his dobM
with contemptuous remarks upon his
faok of ability, ended hjr asking : "Now,
sir, if you wore going to draw me, what
part of mo would you commence first ?"
Tbo boy, with a meaning look into his
master's face, answered very Quietly :
Your neok, sir."
"How do you define blaok as your
hat?" sys a school mstter to one of fcis
pupil "Darkness that way io ell,"
replied the yeuth.
Tbo very climax of ugliness was Ben
Purtle. He eras red haired, and every
hair stood as if It cherished tho most su
preme contempt for its next neighbor.
His face was freckled as tho most bo
spotted tuikey egg; his noo supported
at the bridge a huge bump, while tho end
turned viuiously to ono side. His form
was as uncouth ns his faco was ugly ;
still, what was very strange, be bad a
most handsome, bouncing, blooming wife,
such as only can bo grown on a country
farm. "How the deuce," said 1 to Hcu
ono day, "did you over get such a wife
you uncouth, misshapen quintessence of
moslrosily?" Bon was not at all of
fended at tho impudeuce of my question,
and forthwith proceeded thus o solve
the mystery :
"No gala, what's sensible, ain't cotched
by you iiightalutin airs and quality
dress in' and cologne. You know that
Kale was always ca.Ied tbo pretticat gtrl
in all those ports, and all tho fellows tried
to catch hor. 1 used to go over to
Uuclo Sammy's just to look on, you
know, and cast sheep's eyes at Kate, but
lord sokes I I had no more idea that I
could get Kate than a jorusalem cricket
could hide in the hair on old Sammy's
bald head. I couldn't help Jim on, and
my ears would burn, and my heart kind
o nutter whenever 1 would talk to Kate.
(Jne day, when Kate sorto made fun of
mo like, it almost killed me. sure. I
went homo with somothing like a rock
jostling around in my breast, and swore
1 d hang myselt with the first plow line
''Did you hang yourself?" 1 asked
"No I Daddy blazed off at me for not
taking old Ball lo pasture iu tho morning
and scared me so bad that I forgot all
"Go on," said I, seeing Ben pauso with
apparent regret that ho had not executed
"Well, ono Sunday morning, I reckon
about a year after the hanging scrape, 1
got up aud scraped my fnco with daddy's
razor, and put on my new linsey coat and
copperas britches, mammy had dyed with
sassafras bark, and fixings and went over
to Uncle Sammy's. Now I'd got to
loving Kate by this time like all creation,
but I'd nover told any body about my
feelings. Well, when I got there, i
found Joo Sharp and his two sisters
was there and that the order of the day
was to pu a muscadine hunting. Joe
Sharpc waa flying around 'Miss Kate
this' and 'Miss Kate 'tothor' by and by
we catre to a nasty blaok, muduy slough
that we had to cross on a log, and nothing
would do but that .inn Sharp xhnnlil l..d
Miss Kate across. They got about hall
way when in wont a tarnation big bull
frog and in went Mia Kate to the waist
in tho nasty, black, muddy slough. Joe
ran backward and forward on the log,
hollowing for a polo to holp her out. I
was in there and had her out in less than
no tiuio. Joe Sharp oame up and says,
'Miss Kate, are you hurt?' My dunder
was up and I couldn't stand it. 1 iu.t
caught him by the seat of his whilo
trousers and tbo back of his coat collar
and gave him a toss. May be he didn't
go dear under when he struck the
water, t didn t wait to seo him out
Me and Kate struck right for the house.
By-and by Kate says : 'Ben, just let me
uoiu on to your arm ; my knees feel sort
o' weak.' I made a tromendous effort to
say something nice, but cuss the luck, I
couldn't get my mouth off, no bow. But
1 felt ss strong as an elephant, and
Helped Kate along. By-aod-by Kate
ssys: 'Ben, that Joe Sharp is a good
for noshing, snesking, eowardly nobody,
and if he puts his head inaide our house
again I'll souse him with dirty water,
sure.' I msde snother tremendous effort
to get my mouth off, but, cuss the luck,
nothing could I say. By-and-by Kate
saya ; -uon, i leei mat you are my pro
teotor, and believe daddy's about rio-ht
when be ssys you are worth all the boys
iu iu uiigaoornoou. i mads another
tremendous effort to get mv mnntl, nff
ana out it poppod sure enough said I,
'Kate if you are going to hare me, just
..y rigus straiKot up and down.'
Kate didn taav anything, but hrjnorlnwn
ber head and kinder sighed. I fslt eo
eoursged; said I, 'Kate if you are going
to have me just eaueeie mv hand.' and
ahe squose it, right straight. Oreat
1. .. a ..a
kbodjbiiv, now i aid reel, i isit like a
stream of warm ssasafras tea sweetened
with molasses wss running through my
bones. I oolobsd her right around the
neok and kissed hersauareon the mouth.
and ahe never tried the first time to get
"Old Sammy was miirhtv wall nlnaatrl
about the thing and ao waa the old wo
man, and we got married lha next fall
after the mutoadine sorspe.'
Barbers should frenuentlv wash tlmir
hands. A stranger, whose nose had
been gripped the eighth lima hv th
offensive fingers of his tonsorial man
ager, blew tbo soap from bis mouth and
suddenly inquired, "Was the body iden
tified?" "What body?" asked the
shaver. "What body I" repeated tbo
strauger in surprise. "Why, haven't jou
been on a orone s jury r '
There it as much merit in esterino- to
the humorous side of our nature aa to
tbo sober end sedsfe. Men and women
are made to laugh sod indulge in nleaa.
antriea just as much as to pray and fast
Because a fsoe is uncommonly long in
stead of wide it does not follow thst its
possessor is a first olses ssint. We
would ss soon trust a eountensnce got up
on the broad ss tho long gusge.
'Ts, isn't (hat man to trust thev eall
the spring time of life V "Why, tny
son?" "liecause bo looks sd Very green."
Are Sunday W eddings Void I
Thcro is, wo beard an eminent lawyer
allege a few days since, no marriage le
gal which is celebrated on the Sabbath
day. There are, no doubt, twenty thous
and couples, in Ibis slalo alone, for whom
the msrriago ceremony wss performed on
the Sabbslh many of them on Ibo
evening of that day. A nolo drawn and
signed on tho Sabbath day is illegal, or
any other agreement between parlies.
Marriago is a legal coniract, which, if
performed out ol' tho Icrul lime, ncces
sarily must bo void ; and claiming this,
the sons and daughtera ol a recently
deceased millionaire mean to contest his
will, because in that a largo portion of
his cstaio was willed to the children of
their stepmother, who wss wedded lo
their father on the Sabbath, in a cnuron
iu tho city of Rochester, in Ibis stale.
If the question is to be decided that
such marrisges are illegal, another long
calnloiMin of voialiouu vuila will be
brought into our Courts by parties sim
ilarly related as the ono above men
tioned. The decision lately rendered by a
learned judge of our courts, that mar
riages of minors sro illcgnl, und a di
vorce for such is not necessary in order
that thoy can poparalo and remarry
legally, since it was carried into imme
diate practice by tho parties for whom
tho decision was rendered, is proving
baneful to society. Tho harm that this
decision docs to our social system is
temporary only, and if the cntito marry
ing population but learn of this docision,
tho future will witness lees elopements of
young couples, and n less number of
cases where guileful and designing men
eniico young ladies from homo to wed
them. That tho ceremony of marriage
porformcd for minors on any and all days
of the week, or for a couple wlicro ono
is a minor and the other an adult, should
bo pronounced illegal, will strike thous
ands with feelings akin to consternation.
With all our laws and codes, it is, indeed,
strange that these Icg.al enactments which
most concern our personal welfare and
happiness ore least known and least un
derstood by the genersl public, including
our roost intelligent people, American
New Diode of Recording speech.
If the following paragraph, clipped
from an exchange, gives an accuralo
statement of facts, we may soon expect
to sco tho last of tho ubiquitous reporter.
Ho will bo transformed into an aman
unesis, to write out machine-made hiero
"A mechanio living on the shores of
I-ala Knrioh, Tkf Thandoro Huppinger,
has just invented a mechanism as marvo-
lous as tho daguerreotype wss at first
considered to he, tho applications of
which havo sinco become so popular and
universal. Tbo machine of M. Zun.
pinger is no larger than tho human hand,
and performs tho work of an accomplished
stenographer. Placed in contact with
tho vocal organ, it reproduces tho
slightest sounds enunciated by the
tongue, throat or lips- While ono is in
tho act of speaking a ribbon of paper is
detached from tho machino, similar- to
that thrown off by tho telegraph appa
ratus, on which the words pronounced
are traced in black and whito. -Tho
mechanism is in all respects most' in
geniously constructed, and worthy of
being compared with the inventions of
Niepco, Dagucrre and Morso."
Tamiku thk Bridjcoroom. Mr. Spill
man had just married a second wife. On
the day aftor (ho bedding Mr. S. re
"I intend, Mrs. Spillmsh, to enlarge
my dairy." - ,
"You mean our dairy, my dear,"
replied Mrs, S.
"No," quoth Mr. Spillman, "I intend
to enlarge my dairy."
"Say our dairy, Mr. Spillman." .
"No, my dairy." . ,
"Say our dairy, aav nn '
screamed she, soizing the poker.
mj oairy, my dairy r tolled the
' Our dairy, our dairv I" soreanhcrl
the wife, emphasising each word with
blow on the back of her cringing spouse,
Mr. Spillman retreated under tho bed,
In passing itnrW the bed olothes his hat
Was brushed off. He remained under
cover several minutes, waiting for a lull
in the storm. At length his wife' saw
him thrusting his head out at the foot of
tho bed much like a turtle from, its
"What aro you looking for?" ex
claimed tho lady,
"I am looking for our hat, my deaf,"
The Volcanoes op tUE Vri.t.n
Stone. Thomas Moran, one of the
artists who accompanied the Haydett
expedition to Yellowetono Lake, haa re
turned to Helena, 11. T., ootntnts-
nicatos some facta to the Herald. He
says there is evidence that a freah erup
tion had taken place at the mud volcano,
as trees were broken down in all diree
tiona around it, and were completely
bespattered with mud.' His party visited
the Geyier basin, and while tbsrs wit
nessed the eruption of one Geyser not
doseribed by the party of last year
which by actual measurment projected
water to the high of three hundred feet.
A new Geyser region has been discovered
on Gardner's river, towsrd its source.
hioh is very lively in action. Mr. Morso
pronounces the oountry the most wonder
ful region on the continent. He ssys all
the pheouomenk which elsewhere ire
found distributed over widely stpsralid
portions of the globe, is here erowdsd
into a region whioh does Mot sxetsoV
eighty miles in lengtK Denver News.