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THE TIMES, NEW
THE COUNTRY COUSIN.
IT WA.S a pleasant evening and the
Fenton fiunlly were enjoying the
hret'ze as it nwept through1 the open win
dows at their pleasant residence in Phil
adelphia. Mr. Fenton had been naming
over his relatives which might happen
to visit Ihem, and had already mention
ed a long lint when his son Tom inter
rupted him ly Haying :
" Oh ! if you go to vomiting up, you'll
ncvergetthrough. " Hut I cay! haven't
we any objectionable connections ntall V
Isn't there some old duller who'll turn
up jubt at the wrong moment V"
" No, I haven't any," said Mr. Fen
ton. " Mo-o-o," said Mrs. Fenton, rubbing
her forehead thoughtfully. "Stop! I
think I remember one. Of course
0ivi Jenttha ! I wonder I didn't
think before. Hut I don't l-nnw that she
is objectionable ; the fact Is I don't know
anything about her. She's lived 'way
up in Vermont all her life. She is a
niece of grandfather's, and Is an old
maid ; at least she ought to be, if she
Isn't married or dead. Her name is Hev
ington Jerusha Hevington. I always
thought it such a pity to spoil such a
fine name as Hevington with Jerusha.
IhopesAe won't come; I'm sure she
must be perfectly awful!"'
The two young ladies had been looking
at their mother in blank silence ever
since she had mentioned this unpleasant
relation ; Tom had gone otr In a fit of
laughter; so that Mr. Fenton was the
only one who spoke :
" Well, If she comes, all we can do is
to make the best of it, and treat her as
well as wo know how."
" Oh, of course," said Mrs. Fenton.
Tom here -looked at his watch, and
started Up, exclaiming that he should be
late, he had an appointment, and bolted
off", promising to be home early. Then
Mr. Fenton settled down for a nap; Mrs.
Fenton buried herself in Lorna Doone. ;
and the girls yawned over a Japanese
canvass, fearing a dull evening.
The air gently fluttered the lace cur
tains, the mellow light shonedown from
the many-globed chandelier, upon the
fresh white matting, the linen-draped
furniture, the pictures and statuetts, the
three ladies In their pretty evening dress
es, and the old gentleman snoring away
behind his newspaper; all was as quiet
as quiet could be, when a violent peal at
the door-bell made them nearly all Jump
out of their skins. '
" Who on earth is that V" asked Mr.
Fenton, bouncing up.
" I suppose it's Mr. Vanderpool," said
" Oh, no, he never rings like that,
The old colored waiter had opened the
door by this time, and a loud voice was
heard Inquiring, " does Mr. Fenton Mr.
Samuel Fenton live here?"
" Yes, ma'am, he does," old James
" Wa'al, then, I guess I'll walk right
in I seen the fi.lks through the win
der ;" and apparently before the old ser
vant could stop her, the owner of the
voice did " walk right into" the parlor
a tall, strong-featured woman, with
iron gray hair, clad in a brilliantly flow
ered dress that a bulging hoop-skirt
showed to advantage, and u shawl of
vivid red and yellow plaid. A bonnet
of the shape called poke was on her
head, and from it dangled a thick green
veil. She wore gray cotton gloves, and
one hand firmly grasped a lumpy carpet-bag,
the other a ,fat umbrella. She
looked comfortable and common from
top to toe. She peered at the group
through her steel-bowed spectacles, and
tucking her umbrella under the carpet
bag arm, she extended her hand, "Wa'al
now, I s'pose you don't know me. I'm
Jerusha Hevington yer cousin, Jerusha
The stricken family were dumb. Mr.
Fenton was the first to recover. He took
the proffered hand, shook it warmly ,and
led the lady to a chair, begging her to be
seated ; he could not say she was wel
come, but he tried to make her feel as if
she were. Mrs. Fenton then came for
ward and sitting down beside her, asked
her some friendly questions about the
journey ; and the girls, a little conscience
smitten, offered to take her things.
" Wa'al, 1 guess I won't jest now,
thank yer I've got to go and see about
my trunk in u minute: 1 hed it left in a
grocery store jest around the corner.
The young man wasawful pleasant when
1 told him that I was one of your folks.
" Good gracious ! " thought Florence,
with a shudder. " I wonder if she has
been going all through the city advertis
ing her relationship to us ;"
" Wa'al, Samuel," began Miss Jeru
sha, " Yer've got two fine, likely gals ;
they'd oughter help their mar a sight in
doin' house-work and sic li. It must take
a powerful heap o' work to keep all them
fuasin's clean" with an admiring, rath
er awe-struck glance about the room.
Then she weut on, " 1 them all the
children yer've got, Maria y"
Mrs. Fenton answered that she had
two more, a son and a little daughter.
Mabel offered to send for her little sister,
thinking that a child might converse
easier, but Miss Jerusha answered, with
such evident alarm and disrelish, " For
law's sake, no I I can't bear children,"
that she drew back, oHlmded. Mrs. Fen
ton looked annoyed ; but Miss Jerusha,
unabashed, began to complain of the
awful drought up In their place, while
an awful silence fell on the rest.
A quick, light ring made the girls
start and fervently hope that It was not
Mr. Vanderpool I am sure for the first
time in their lives. To have Mr. Van
derpool, of all beings in the world, to
see this dreadful relative Mr. Vander
pool, whose father belonged to the oldest
of Knickerbocker families, whose moth
er was an F. F. V., who was so fastidi
ous and refined himself ! It took only a
few seconds for this to rush through
their brains, when in Mr. Vanderpool
walked. He was greeted in a rather
embarrassed manner by them all, and
inveigled into a seat as far as possible
from Miss JeVusha, on pretence of its
being cooler by the window.
Hut Miss Jerusha didn't mean to be
left in the back-ground she got up from
her chair and stalked over to the group.
" Who's this young man V'slie bland
ly Inquired, indicating Mr. Vanderpool,
with her cotton forefinger.
Mabel, with a very red face, introduc
ed " Miss Hevington," mentally grate
ful that the name wasn't Mulklns or
Mr. Vanderpool made an astonished
bow, but Miss Jerusha held out her hand
and gave his an unmerciful grip, ex
claiming heartily, ";I'm real glad to see
yer, mister. But see here, sis" to Ma
bel" I ain't ashamed o' bein' your
cousin yer might have introduced me
Then ordering Mr. Vanderpool " to
set down on the sofy," she took her place
beside him when he had obeyed.
" Wa'al, now,I didn't spect to see sich
a fine young feller the fust night I come
a beau o' yourn, I spose V" she said to
Mabel, in a loud voice.
Mabel wished that the earth would
open and swallow some one of the
" Wa'al yer needn't get so all-fired
red ; yer ain't got no call to be ashamed
o' him ; he seems a nice miff kind o'
Mabel felt the cold shivers run up and
down her back, and thought she knew
the meaning of purgatory now.
Miss Jerusha, quite blissful, turned to
Mr. Vanderpool, and put some searching
questions with regard to his "trade."
Mr. Vanderpool politely answered that
he was studying for the bar.
"Hum! bar-tender; I shouldn't hev
thought it !" was Miss Jerusha's com
ment. The girls sat shuddering, and wonder
ing what was coming next. Mr. and
Mrs. Fenton were holding a council of
war in the back parlor.
Miss Jerusha was silent for the space
of three minutes, gazing upon Mr. Van
derpool with such ardent admiration
that he began to feel nervous.
" You're awful like Linus Swine
field!" she exclaimed at length " the
fust beau I ever hed. I knowed him
when we went to the deestrict school.
They useter call him Tiggy then, and
none o' the girls could bear the sight o'
him, and when he growed up, I was the
only one who'd go to prayer-meetin'
with him. My stars 1 but he was pow
erful, like you. He'd jest the same
kinder tow-colored hair, and kinder
whlty-blue eyes. I was awful fond o'
him." She sighed, and edged a little
nearer to the now thoroughly uncom
fortable Mr. Vanderpool ; then she sigh
ed again, and edged still nearer. "You're
dreadful like him," she said, and buried
her. face in a big red handkerchief, and
groaning, moved nearer still ; another
groan, another sigh, made the girls rise
in a fright. Was the woman crazy Tf
Still another sigh and groan wedged Mr.
Vanderpool against a sharp corner of the
sofa. He, somewhat alarmed, tried to
get up, when Miss Jerusha, with spa.
modic twitches all over her face, threw
her arms around bis neck, exclaiming,
convulsively, " My dear, dear boy I"
Mr. Vanderpool Indignantly struggled
to release himself, but the clinging arms
refused to be unhooked. Mabel and
Florence stood wringing their hands in
despair. Mr, and Mrs. Fenton rushed
to the rescue, and in the scuffle that en
sued off came the poke-bonnet and green
veil, carrying with them the spectacles
and gray hair and there was Tom's
curly brown head confessed.
" Oh, Tom, you dreadful boy I" cried
the girls, as Tom sank down on the sofa
shouting and shaking with laughter.
It took about the space of a lightning
flabh for them to grasp the situation, and
such peals of laughter rang through the
rooms that it is a wonder that the neigh
borhood was not aroused; but then it
was hearty rather than nolny, and that
makes a wondrous difference.
Tom, with many chokes and roars,
told how he had managed, winding up
" Nurse and cook and old Tim acted
like regular trumps. How I did fool
you all I but by Jove I thought I was
gone when Mab wanted to send up for
Dot; she'd seen the rigging up in the
nursery, you know, and she'd have let it
all out. Oh, dear, it's the best fun I've
had slnco I left the academy. When I
called father'Samuel,' 1 thought I would
explode on the iot. Oh dear !" ,
And, would you believe It V Iheyoung
scamp persisted in wearing this outra
geous get-up all the rest of the evening,
and when Mr. Vanderpool finally took
his leave, Insisted upon escorting him to
the door, where he bade him an affec
tionate farewell, assuring him that " he
was powerful like Linus Swlnefield."
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Who was Caln'i Wife.
THIS HKV. C P. M'CAHTY, who
preaches every Sunday in the
University Building, Washington
Square, New York, as pastor of what is
called the American Free Church, en
deavored to answer the question of
"Who was Cain's wife 5"' Sunday
evening, Nov. 20th. He took his text
from the 4th chapter of (eneBis, and
the 17th verse. The preacher said that
ho had selected the peculiar subject an
nounced at the request of several mem
bers of the congregation. Maintaining
that the old theories as to the meaning
of the Bible stories had ceased to be
tenable because of the increased light of
science, he said that the theory held by
many as to Cain's wife would also have
to be abandoned. " The orthodox
answer to the question," said he, " is
perhaps Cain married his slster.J-' Well,
1 don't think lie did. Now, I am not
going to shirk the answering of this
question. I have a theory of our race
which others do not believe in. Nine
out of ten believe that the human race
came from one pair. I don't believe it.
Do you say that is heretical V Perhaps
it is, but this is not a question to be
answered by those who cling to the old
theories. That old theory can never
answer it. In the first place Cain could
not have married his sister when he de
parted to the land of Nod, because he
had no sister. When Seth was born
Adam Was only one hundred and thirty
years old, a very young man for those
days, and Seth was his third child.
There is no mention of daughters. In
the second place, Cain departed to a1
country w here there were people, and he
feared these people would slay him be
cause of ids crime, and the Lord recog
nized the reality of this danger and set a
mark on him that he might be saved.
The Bible nowhere states that there were
only two people originally created. Ad
am was the generic name for human
race, and male and female created he
them. Do you believe that negroes and
Chinese are the descendants of the same
progenitors with overselves? I don't.
Cain went over to the land of Nod, and
there became the chief of a race which
he found there. He built a city. He
couldn't have done this alone. This,
then, must be my answer to the ques
tion ; there were races of people upon
the earth at the time Cain was driven
out a vagabond, and from this race Cain
took his wife."
The preacher dwelt at considerable
length on the lessons to be drawn from
the life of Cain, and exhorted all to
avoid the Utile sins, for even Cain did
not become a murderer all at once, but
was led up to that great crime by envy,
and jealous feelings.
IF IN this country one met a troop of
fish walking along a dusty road, he
would perhaps be justified la thinking
that the age of fairy tales had come
again, when frogs wooed kings' daugh
ters, and the birds held sage conversa
tions on every tree. In some foreign
lands, however, walking-fish are com
mon enough. There is a fish found in
the seas around Ceylon, of so grotesque
an appearance that a picture of it would
look more like a wild dream of the ar
tist than a representation of a living ob
ject. This singular creature is one of a
group in .which the carpus forms arms
that support the pectoral fins, and thus
enable the fish to walk along theground
almost like a quadruped. On the rocks
of Ceylon, washed by the surf, there are
other little walking-fish which run up
the wet stones with the utmost ease and
rapidity, and climb up the smooth face
of the rocks lu search of files.
Many of the fresh-water fish of the
same island possess the power of leaving
their native element, and returning to
it again after long pilgrimages on dry
land. When the pools they inhabit get
low in the summer season, they start off,
and, Jed by an as yet unexplained in
stinct, shape their course through the
grass to the nearest considerable body of
water. The fish most often seen on these
excursions is a species of perch. It
grows to about six inches in length, the
bead is round and covered with scales.
The expedition is made generally at
night or early In the morning, whilst
the grass Is wet with dew, In its dis
tress, however, It is sometimes compelled
to wove by day, and Mr. L. lyttrd
records that on one occasion he met n
number of them travelling along a dusty
road under a broiling sun.
Anecdote of a Newfoundland Dog.
A GKNTLEMAN acquainted with the
Newfoundland fishery was once
possessed of a dog of singular fidelity and
sagacity. On one occasion a boat and a
crew in his employ were In circumstan
ces of considerable peril, Just outside a
line of breakers, which owing to some
change in wind or weather had since
the departure of the boat, rendered the
return passage through them most haz
ardous. The spectators on shore were
quite unable to render any assistance to
their friends afloat. Much time had
been spent, and the danger seemed to
increase rather than diminish. Our
friend, the dog, looked on for a length
of time, evidently aware of there being
great cause for anxiety in those around.
Presently, however, he took to the
water, and made his way through to the
boat. The crew supposed he wished to
join them, and made various attempts
to induce him to como aboard ; but no !
he would not go within their reach, but
continued swimming about a short dis
tance from them. After a while, and
several comments on the peculiar con
duct of the dog, one of the hands sud
denly divined his apparent meaning.
"Give him the end of a rope," he said;
" that is what he wants." The rope was
thrown the dog seized the end In an in
stant, turned around, and made for shore
where a few minutes afterward boat and
crew thanks to the intelligence of their
four-footed friend placed safe and un
damaged. Was there no reanoning
here? N acting with a view to an
end, or for a given motive V Or was it
nothing but ordinary inatinvtt
Keeping Down His Temper.
WHEN M. DE PEHSIUNY was a
French Minister of the Interior,
he received a visit, one day, from a friend
who; on sending up his name,was shown
into the great man's sanctum. A warm
discussion arose between them. Sudden
ly an usher entered and handed the Min
ister a note. On opening it, he at once
changed his tone, and assumed a quiet
and urbane manner. Puzzled as to the
contents of the note, and by the marked
effect it had suddenly produced upon the
Minister, his friend cast a furtive glance
at it, when, to his astonishment, he per
ceived that it was simply a plain sheet
of paper, without a scratch upon it !
More puxzled thun ever, the gentle
man, after a few minutes, took his
leave, and proceeded to interrogate the
"You have," said he, "just handed
to the Minister a note, folded up, which
had the most extraordinary effect upon
him. Now it was a plain sheet of paper,
with nothing written upon it. What did
It mean ?"
" Sir," reylied the usher, "here is the
explanation, which I must beg you to
keep secret, for I do not wish to com
promise myself. My master is very
warm, and very liable to lose his tem
per. As he himself is aware of his weak
ness, he has ordered me, each time that
his voice is raised sufficiently to be audi
ble in the ante-room, without delay to
place a sheet of paper in an envelope
and take it to him. That reminds him
that his temper is getting the better of
him, and he at once calms himself."
Tidings of the Paper Canoe Man.
A Savannah letter says: Mr. N. H.
Bishop will be remembered) as the young
man who visited Savannah in the winter
of 1874VZ5 in a frail paper canoe.in which
he was making his way from Quebec to
the Gulf of Mexico. After Mr. Bishop
left our harbor only incidental tidings
were heard of his wbereabouts, and
nothing certain as to whether he ever
completed his long and perilous watej
Everything is cleared up now by a let
ter from Mr. Bishop to Mr. J. W. Chad
wick, of Charleston, in which he says
he made the entire voyage In safety, and
that he is engaged in writing an account
of the trip, which will doubtless be as
entertaining as bis story of his journey
in South America.
Mr. Bishop is not only a traveler, but
a man of enterprise and industry. Al
though fond of adventure, he has seri
ous objects in life, and is the president
of a company for packing fruit at
Manahawken, Ocean county, New
Don't Do It.
Don't ask the Lord to keep your "gar
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Don't linger where your "love lies
dreaming." Wake her up and tell her
to get breakfast.
Don't turn up your nose at light
things. 1 hink of bread and taxation
Don't insult a poor man. Ills muse
may be well develoned.
Don't put on airs in your new clothes.
ivemeaiix-r tUat your tullor w suffering
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