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VOLUME III. ORANGEBURG,' SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1875. NUMBER 48.
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A SCiSNK FOIL. A. STUDY.
BY. JEAN INOIXnv.
Whlto lay llio enow over roof, over wold?
Whlto hung tho moon In tho frosty sky;
And huddled sheep, that crouched In tho fold,
Wore tho white raiment djropped from ou high ;
But a llltlo window, rusticitnd old,'
Gleaned cheerily red ou tho wanderers nigh.
A pal ritor passed on his way, that night;
" What a sccuo for a study I" tho painter Bald ;
" Fairly gleams that ruby light,
Ioiclon fringo it from overhead;
rOh, moon, thon art ghostly t Oh! world thou art
' I'll look In tho window all warm and rod."
' Bo ho looked?hut whatovor his eyes might seo
Ilia pencil told me, hlB lips wcro dumb,
X might guess, but who would listen to mo I
And tho days of tho painter bavo told then? sum,
Would you know) you must wait till your eoul 1b
And you two meet in tho world to come.
Hero 1b the study tho painter wrought;
A utile way off that window glows,
And the prints of tho children's feet aro brought,
Up to tho doorway, athwart tho buowb,
Aud tho moon beams fell liko au afterthought,
Aud silvers their pathway who now repose.
Cold shows tho world and tho sky round about,
Aud warm breaks that ruddy light between;
Of tho pabitor's thought I need uot doubt,
For long liko his Bludy his lifo has been ;
Ah, long llnio his lot was to walk without,
From tho ouo light apart in a wintry scone.
But I hop.', whero tho whlto flakes frcezo no
I hope- ivhero wiutcr is over aud gone,
X'*or tho cold of tho night that wont beforo
IIo almost forgets how ho mado hlB moan;
Aud almost forgets how they closed tho door,
Aud doomed him to work In tho world? alone.
LOTHE ? BALL IMiESS.
"Do you think it is best for us to go,
Mr. and Mrs. Olarciico Mellon had
been married scarcely Bioro than a year
?not long enough for tho first gloss
to be worn off hor wedding ring?
rot long enough to forget the on
chautod gold shiuo of tho honeymoon ;
aud now, upon this clear December
morning, tho young wife sat ut tho
breakfast table, in a most becoming
neglige of rose-ribbons aud dovo-col
ofod cashmere, with an open note in her
hand, and her blue eyes Bparkling with
dolighted animation. A protty picture
to look upon, for Mrs. Mollen was very
pretty?a tall, velvet cheeked blondo,
witli_hor hair shimng.-liko Woidoa ?m??
beams, beneath the coquettish little
breakfast-cap sho wore.
"Boat, Clarence? Why, of course, it
is best! Lulu Sparks would give her
ears to got cards to Mrs. Benedict's
" I dare say," said Mr. Mellon, dryly.
"But did you ever read La Fontaine's
" What do you mean, Glare ?"
"Only that it contains a story coo
ceruiug an iron pot and a crockery pot,
that swam down stream together. Of
course, tbo china pot gots mashed."
"I don't sec what your ridiculous
old fables havo to do with mo."
"A great deal, my love ! Mr. Bene
dict is a rich banker. I am only confi
dential clerk, in his brother's omploy.
Mr. Bonoiliet has a thousand dollars,
probably, whero I havo one. Our spheres
lio apart. Is it best, then, for us to
oompoto with them in airy one respoot?"
"Because wo attend a ball at their
house, wo needn't necessarily competo
with them," pouted the young wife, be
ginning to pull at the fringo of her
breakfast napkin. "Of course, if thoy
invite us, it is only natural to suppose
that they want us to come,"
" I presume, my dear, we aro invited
out of compliment to Mr. Benedict's
brother, who is kind enough to think
favorably of your humble servant."
" And it would bo very rude not to
"I don't think regrets would bo
taken in bad part, Charlotte Besides,
what Jmvo you to wear that would com
pare with tho toilets of Mrs. Bontloy
Benedict's fashionable friends ?"
"That's just what I was going to
speak about," said Mrs. Mellen. " I
really did need a new silk dress. That
poa-groon affair is actually beginning to
look shabby, and tho black silk 1 had
when wo wore married is positively old
fashioned by this time."
" It is only thirteen months, Lottio."
"But fashions alter eo, Clarence, you
know. Now thoro's a lilac moire nn
tiquo at Grant's?tho lovlieBt shado you
ever Baw, and a positive bargain, on ac
count of there being only twenty-two
yards in. tho pattern. I can get it for
eighty -fivo dollars, and sister Helen
will lend me her point laco flounces to
trim it with, and?"
".Eighty-livo dollar*!, Lottie! And
for a moiro antique dress ? Do you
know, my dear, that that is almost one
tenth of my year's salary ?"
" One must look decent, once in a
lie shook his head firavoly.
"No, Lottio. I am sorry to scorn
hard or unkind, but this is so wild an
idea that I can only conclude that yon
havo not thought sufficiently about it
yoursolf. Mrs. Benedict is vory kind
to invito us to this ball, but you must
writo a declination."
Charlotte burst into tears/ond(for tho
first timo since their wedding-day, Mr.
Mollen stalked out of the room without
a good-bye kiss.
That afternoon camo up a hurried
noto from tho office, as follows:
DAiuiiNa Tjotxie :; Please send, by
the bearer, my valiie, with a few
changes of linen and other necessaries,?
for an absence of eight or ten days on
business f?r the' firm. Inclosed you
will find a fifty dollar bill for the paint
er?a debt whiqh ought to have been
attended to before. Tnko a receipt.
Be careful of yourself Mhilo I am gone..
I wish I could havo runup to say action,
but1 time1 'presses. If yon aro lonely,
get ono of your sisters to come and stay
with you. Affectionately,
Lottie had been! crying all tho
morning, but now her eyes glittered,
A now brightness camo into her face as.
she hurried hither and thither, putting
up her husband's.things. And after t lie
messenger had gono, sho looked down
at the fifty dollar bill in her hand.
"Eight or ten days," she repeated to.
herself, " I'll go to the ball, after all/,
with Helen and her husband. I'll take
this monoy and buy the moire antique.
Grant will wait on me for .the other
thirty-five, I am Bure; and as for the
painter, just as likely as not he's in no
hurry for his monoy, and if ho is, I'll
writo to Unclo Jesse to lend mo fifty
dollars. I was always Unclo Jcsso' fa
And this eager young woman throw
on hor bonnot and shawl, and hurried
down to Grant's to buy tho remnant of
lilac moire antiquo.
" Oh, certainly ! cortainly ! Mr.
Grant was in no hurry at all for the
monoy. Ho trould wait Mrs. Mollen's
convenience any length of time sho
choso to mention." /
And he unfolded tho rieh fabric, skill
fully holding it up so that the light
should strike its rosy sheen to tho best
How beautiful it was! Amothysts
shot with glimmering lines of silver?
buds of spring violots in the sunshine?
midsummer sunsets ! Lottio thought
or all ^eeB"^ne^it?ruT-^iiii^_;h^ asaa
looked at it.
'Tray send it home at once," sho
said, laying ^own hor fifty dollar bill,
" and credit this on my account."
And then sho ttippod around to the
Mrs. Parkerson was at tho dross
makor's?a p.unip, rosy, widow, with
more money than sho know how to
spond. Sho had always liked young
Mrs. Mellen, and now entered with
alaority into her plaus.
"A nice place to go, my doar," said
sho. " Once lotyoursolf be seen at ono
of Mrs. Benedict's parties, and your
position in sooioty is sottled at once. I
havo cards mysolf ; but, of course, so
soon after my poor brother's^ death I
coulcl'nt go out. And you'ro to go in
lilao moire "antique, oh, my dear? I'll
toll you what?I want you to look nico,
and I'll lend you my diamonds !"
Lottie's cheeks Unshed exultantly ns
sho thought of Mrs. Parkersou's dia
mond necklace, with its glittering pond
ant, and tho braoelota studded with
gems, to say nothing of tho great soli
taires, liko drops of dow that hung from
" Oh, Mrs. Parkerson !" sho ex
claimed breath lei *ly, "how can .I ever
" Look ns pretty as you can. myi
dear," said Mrs. Parkerson, good na
turedly. " That's tho way to thank
mo !" .
Miss Mouslcy, tho dressmaker, and
Mrs. Mellon wero in deep . consultation
as to whether tho front of tho dress
should be out a la Pompadour, or with
corsage, tho next day, when tho latter
was summoned down stairs. There
stood Mr. Popper, the painter, in tho
" Bogging your pardon, ma'am, for
interrupting you," said ho, humbly
doflling his cap ; "but wir. Mellon told
mo you would lot mo havo tho money
on my littlo account!"
" I am very sorry, Mr. Pepper," said
she, nervously ; " but you must call
again next month !"
"Mr. Mellen said you'd pay mo with
out delay, ma'am."
t'l oan'tholp what Mr. Mellen said,"
exclaimed Lottio. "I haven't the
hionoy. That's enough !"
"Buh ma'am, I was assured I should
have it without any mistake. I need it
ma'am, to send my sick wife out west
to her mother's, and?"
" I havo no timo to stand hero talking
any lougor," said Lottie, mortified,
nshamod, yet still oni'oavoring to pur
suftdo horsolf that tho man had
no business to bo no persistent. "J
will lot you havo tho sum as 'soon n.?t
possible. In the meantime you-must
Peppor wont away with a Bad face,
"which haunted Mrs. Mollen for many a
day, nnd'Lbttio returned to tho dress
The lilao moire antique was made and
fitted 'superbly. Sister Helen, who had a
rioh husband, lent tho point laoo flounces
and scarf and Mrs. Parkorson's man
servant brought around the satin casket
of diamonds early in. the afternoon ;
and Lottie Mollen went to Mrs. Bene
dict's ball, in the same oarriago with hor
sister and sister's husband.
"I/or onoe, I am equal to any mil
lionaire's wife on the avonuo," thought
LSttio, with a thrill of triumph at her
Her entrance made a sensation. She
was quite aware of that as she swept
through tho brilliantly lighted rooms;
and it was no small wonder, for oho was as
beautiful as a vision, with her goldon
hair, deep blue oyes and queenly hoight,
while the lilao moiro antique and dia
monds set hor off rarely.
Mr. Bently Benedict lovelod his oyo
glass at hor, as sho passed on, af tor the
usual presentation to her host and hos
:'^?o that is tho wife of your confi
dential clork, eh, Joe ?" said he to his
brother. "A silk gown for a royal
princess/point laoo that oouldn't have
cost less than ono hundred dollars a
yard, and diamonds that blazo liko
c?mots ! I don't oxaotly fancy that
sort of a confidential clerk mysolf I Le!
mo sco?how much did you toll mo you
paid him? Fourteen hundrod a year ?"
Mr. Joo Bencdiot looked unoasily at
tho brilliant vision.
"I cau't account for it," said ho
slowly. " I always supposed Mellen to
t?o a reliable Bort of a fellow, but I
must say I don't liko tho looks of this.
I'm afraid wo havo trusted him too far,
although tho accounts scorn straight
enough. I'll look into them to-morrow."
He did look into thorn.
"So far thoy nro right," he snid to
himself. " But it's bottor to bo on the
safe side. A clerk, whoso wife dresses
like a duchess can't bo altogether
straight. I'll discharge him 1"
So Clareuco.Mellen lost his situation,
hard times looking him gravely in the
Mr. Benedict told him frankly why.
"I saw your wifo at my brother
Bentloy's ball," snid ho. " dressed in
moiro antique, costly lace and diamonds.
I bring no acquisition?I havo no com
plaint to make?only, in thrse dnyB of
orubezzlonient, forgery and defalcation,
ono has to look out for himsolf. And
'straws show which way tho wind
When Mr. Mellon wont homo ho
found a lawyer's clerk in tho hall, with
a letter from poor Peppor.
" Ho wrote :
? "My wifo is dead. God knows
whether it is your fault or not. Had
you paid tho money you owed, I "might
havo sent her west, to hor native air.
It would at least havo been a chance of
life for her. But sho is gone now, and
I have only to say that if tho bill is not
8ottled at onco, I shall reaort to the ex
This wns tho first Mr. Mellon knew
that tho fifty dollar bill had not boou
applied to its rightful destination.
?* I hopo you arc contented now, Lot
tic," ho sttid, as ho went up stairs to tho
room whoro his wifo lay sobbing on tho
sofa. " Yon have ruined mo J"
And Lottio know- at last how denr a
prico sho had paid for her ono night of
triumph at Mrs. Beuediet's ball.
FehB Three Thousand Years Old.
In tho courso .of lato explorations in
the ancient ruins of Egypt, Geu. Au
dorson, an Euglish traveler, found in
closed in a sarcophagus boaido a mum
my, a few dry peas, which ho preserved
carofully and, on his return to Great
Britain, planted in tho rich soil of the
island of Gnerusoy. The. seods germin
ated, and soon two littlo plants appeared,
from which, at matxtrity, sufficient peas
woro gathered to plant quite a largo
tract of ground in tho following sooson.
S'jrno of tho plants thus raised havo
attained a height of over six foot, and
havo been loaded with blossoms of
exquisite odor, and of a delioato roso
tint. Tho peculiar featuro of tho
growth is the stem, which is small
near tho root, but increases in size as
it ancouds, roquiriug a support to
suotniu it upright. Tho pods, instead
of bciug distributed around all por
tions ol tho stem, as in the ordinary
plant, aro grouped about tho upper
Tho vegetable, it is said, bolong.i to
tlie ordinary gnrdcu variety; but from
its presenting the very distiuotivo dif
faronoea above noted, it seems worthy
of olo.so botanical examination. The
pettti nru of remarkably fine flavor, ox
I celling in delicacy thoso of tho choicest
I known varioties.
?i ' , l'ostago Stamps.
Every Uaited States postage.stamp in
uf3o i? made heroin New York. The
oonlrdet was hold by tho American Bonk
Note Company from July 1, 1863, until
tho some day in 1873, That was for
three; terms of four years oaob. The
Continental Bank Note Company at
that time offering to do it for one-half
tho amount required by the other com
pany, tho contract was awarded to thorn.
The oilice of the Continental is at the
cornor of Greenwich and Liberty
streets, but as it was desirable to have
tho postage stamps made in a perfectly
fire-proof building, the fifth itory of the
Equitable Life Insurance building, on
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*? %ns*uu*. u* x>iuuunaj auu v?uui
street, was rented for that purpose.
Tho office hero is for tho use of Mr.
Daniel M. Boyd, tho government agent,
and Mr. Charles F. Steol, tho agent
andt'jsuporintondent appointed by the
company. The facts given in rogard to
tho making of the stamps were obtained
by your correspondent from Mr. Henry
Bowed, Mr, Boyd's assistant. Two
poBij0ngor elevators run to tho top of
tho building, and on leaving them, tho
only entranoo to tho postage stamp
rooms is by moans of a door which is
constantly kept locked and guarded by
a janitor, who always sits inBido to an
Bwcr the bell which is just outside. On
the right hand side aro tho ofiloo and
printing room, and away to tho left, at
the front of tho building, aro tho other
rooms used in making tho stamps.
Iu printing, steel plates aro used, on
which 200 stamps aro engraved. Two
men aro kept hard at work, covering
them with the colored inks and passing
them to a man and girl, who aro equally
busy at printing them with large rolling
hand-presses. Threo of these little
squads are employed all the timo,
although ten presses can be put into use
in case of necessity. After tho small
sheets of paper upon which tho 200
stamps aro engraved nave dried sufli
ciontly thoy are sent into another room
and gummed. Tho gum lined for this
purpose is a peculiar composition, mado
of tho powder of dried potatoes and
^Aif/g1* vegniamus umu?. ,, ,
which is bettor than any other kind, for
instance, gum arabio, which cracks the
paper badly. This paper is also of a
peculiar texture, somewhat similar to
that used tor bank notes. Aftor having
been again dried, this time on racks,
which aro fanned by steam power for
about an hour, they are put between
sheets of pasteboard and pressed in
hydraulic presses, capablo of applying
a weight of two hundred tons. Tho next
thing is to cut tho sheets in half ; eaoh
'shoot, of coarse, when cut, contains a
hundred stamps. This is done by a girl
with a largo pair of shears, cutting by
hand being preforrod to that of machin
ery, which method would destroy too
many stamps. Thoy are passed to two
other squads, who in as many opera
tions porforato the sheets between tho
Btamps. Next they are pressed onco
more, and then packed and labeled, and
packed away in anotuer room, prepara
tory to being put iu mail-bags for dis
patching to fulfill orders. If a single
stamp is torn, or in any way mutilated,
tho whole sheet of one hundred is
burned. About five hundred thousand
are burned every week from this cause.
For tho past twenty years not a siuglo
sheet has been lost, snob care is taken
in counting them. During tho process
of manufacturing the eheotsare counted
There aro 30,000 postofilces through
out tho country, and thoy use in tho
course of ouo year 700,000,000 postage
stamps. A week or two since 01,000,
000 finished and 87,000,000 unfinished
stamps were put into tho safes. The
Now York post-ofHcd alone nses 120,
000,000 a year, somewhat over one-sixth
of tho wholo uumbor usod, or equal to
tho amount rcqnirod 4by 0,000 other
offices. Four times a year tho different
post-oflioes send an older for the num
ber of stamps they expect to have occa
sion to use during tho coming threo
months. Of course, if they run out
during that time, they aro at liberty to
send for moro. The office here in Now
York is supplied differently. Twico a
month an order is sent for about 500,000
of various denominations. Threo cent
stomps aro, of cjurso, in much greater
demand than thoso of any other
value. Iu nuswer . to tho ordors
the stampB aro mado and sent to
the offices, and there counted im
mediately iu tho presence of a
witness. An accompanying blank re
ceipt is filled up and sent to the third
assistant postmaster at Washington,
who hns chargo of this brauoh of tho
post-offioo department. Tho pay of the
majori y of postmasters is not by any
means extravagont. 'I ho holder of that
position in Guthrie, Ind., receives the
. Bmall salary of SI por annum, and
1 ihero nro many others who got tho
sanio. Ol hern got two, three, four,
flvo, and bo on up to i $0,000. Al
though a salary of a few dollars'is
not in itself of importance, tho holding |
of such an offico generally is. For in
stance, in a little village tho postmaster
is almost always tho owner of the gro
cery store, and the villagers, whilo wait
ing for tho mail, find it convenient to
lay in a stock of/provisions, so that tho
poslofiico draws custom. Besides, the
postmaster is usually considered a man
of much importance in a small town. I
know a storekeeper who is the postmas
ter of a village in tho southern part of
New Jersey, und who gets only twelve
dollars a year for time position. But he
wouldn't resign it for three times that
amount ?very. year.
It is only tho postmasters of largo
towns or oities who rcceivo as much as
four thousand dollars. Mr. J. J j. James,
the postmaster of this oity, gets a salary
of six thousand dollars, the largest
given, but roally small, considering the
largo amount of responsibility and work
which it involves.?New York Letter.
A Terrible Alpine Accident.
Tho Journal de Qonovo of a recent
date contains the following account of
a catastropho on Mont St. Bernard
"A few dava ago it was rumored in
Sion that a frightful accident had hap
pened at a few kilometres from tho
Groat St. Bernard. This rumor, unfor
tunately, proved to bo well founded.
On tho 19 th of November, at tho break
of day, a oaravan composed of twelve
Italian workmeu, returning to their
country, loft tho Bourg St. Pierre and
tho tavern of Proz, ? whero thoy had
passed the night, and, dospito tho foul
weather and diflioult stato of tho roads,
attempted to cross over the mountain
pass or to reach the refuge, as circum
stances might allow. Tho sky was
dark and there was a violent snowdrift.
On reaching tho spot known as tho
Montague St. Pierre, half-way between
the starting point .and the place of
refuge, they were joined by two monks,
preceded by tho convont servant and a
largo-sized dog, who, according to tho
rnlfl of the monastery, oamo to meet the
travelers.?tlx tilis momouu mu uun ^
snow became intense. Suddenly n
frozen water-spout, called veura in tho
languago of the mountaineers, whirled
through tho air, and whisking up the
fresh-fallen snow, enveloped the travel
ers. Tho first column, composed of five
Italian workmen, two monks, tho ser
vant, and the dog, disappeared under a
shroud of snow several metres thick
without any avalanoho having fallen
from the mountain; tho seven others
who wore following were strioken down
by the same cause a short distance from
tho first, A deadly silenco followed.
Suddenly tho seven last victims buried
in tho snow succeeded in emerging
from beneath the whito surface. They
were saved, and thoy returned to their
starting-place after having made every
endeavor to rescno their comrades from
tho grave in which thoy are probably
at this moment of writing ??t ill alive
One of theso men succeeded by the
forco of instinct and tho energy of des
pair in breaking through tho ico piled
above him. It was tho monk Contnt
from Sembrauohor. Ho dragged his
bleeding limbs about a mile and a half
from the grave where ho had beon
buried for several hours, and roaohed
the first hut called tho ? hospital,' and
situated close to the Velan. It iB -there
the young monk was found the next
morning nearly insensible, after having
boon twenty-seven hours nlono, without
food or assistauco of any kind, by his
brother monks of tho convent who had
como to look aftor tho victims of tho
accident. How had they becomo aware
of the catastrophe? ThodogTuco had
succeeded in scratching through the
snow and found his way back to tho con
vont. At tho sight of this noblo ani
mal, with his biuisod aud blooding
body, tho monks no longer had any
doubt as to tho fato of thoir two broth
roil, and started at onco to seek for
thorn. A flask of spirits applied to the
mouth of tho only survivor of this
soono, which is hero narrated from his
own description, rostorod him to life
for abrief space, for a fow iniuuteslater
ho was a corpse. His colleague and
other six companions, buried beuoath
the veura, havo not yot been found.
This ia tho most terriblo accident" which
has happened on Mont St. Bernard siuce
tho year 1810."
Ia* i3 contomplatod to introduce into
the Freuoh assembly a "voting ma
ohiuo." An eleotrio apparatus is to be
installed on tho desk of each member ;
there nro to bo two knobs liko tlioso of
eleotrio bells?ono for tho yeas, tho
other for the nays. Tho votes will be
registered instantaneously on a frame
work behind tho president, opposite tho
nnrao* of tho raombors, sot down iu
SAYINGS AND DOINGS.
; Snails aro.^. b^axed in Paris, which
will makethem go still more slowly.
. A new potato, JtoojvTi as tho White
; Queen (rjeirie 'blan?fic), is being culti
vated in Franco". In good soil from
'twelve' to n^t^a'aoreB are formed, many
of which attain "pr rexceed twonty-two
pounds. Tho flavor is said to bo very
fine. Planted ^ February or March, it
becomes ripp.in Juiy^
I ; ,TnE scaffolding.around the Vendorao
column is being . removed. The monu
ment has beon'' reconstructed in every
particular except the ''statue. This has
been ordered. It has been determined
to put up Napoleon in Kornau costume,
which was the modol adopted by Napo
Hauriet MoEwbn Kuibatj. calls such
longufigo as this " A Kiss i"
Only tbo rosW will hoar;
? . ? ~ .Doar, ,
Only tHo roads will hoo!
Ab, tbo rosoB^ L win,
Thoy onvy mo!
U.crc iu a halt-blown spray;
Tina elia-U lovo'a anadem bo'
Por thy brow, and bonoalh
A~roso for mo!
John Paui? 'bii materialization:
Mother of Moses! * It does sometimes
seem to mb that people, so far from not
knowing onough to* go, in when it nuns,
don't evon know enough to got under a
trco. Hero, tho fools sit gaping at tho
show on tho stagp; why doesn't, some
ono soizo "B?ntum" by the scruff of
tho neck,-and hook on-to "Honto" by
the top-knot V If! they're spirits they'll
melt away and dissolve, and there's no
harm > done ; and , if,; on the contrary,
thoy prove to bo hulking louts of farm
ers humbugging in rags and feathers,
the broadoFa shovel could bo applied
to no better agricultural purpose than
the put ling of a .heavy top-dressing
where it would njako;fitting down un
comfortable and standing up tho only
thing to bo thought of.
Otis O. Hati_, of pan Francisoo, was
a bank toller, two yparsngo, at a salary
of $2,500. Ho loved Miss Sharon.
Miss Sharon loved him. Mr. Sharon
"i"" I - i -T n i i_
vised Otis to wait a pair of years, travel
in Europe,! grow worldly-wise, return
and marry. All this Otis did as ho was
parentally advised. He left his situa
tion in San Francisco, made an exten
sive tour of Europe, and a short timo
ago rotnrned, tho period of his proba
tion having elapsed. Ho got back jnst
in time to read in the newspapers of tho
marriage of Miss Sharpn, his betrothed,
to T. Q. Newlands, a'young lawyer of
San Francisco.. It''was also stated for
Hall's further edification that Newlands
had received 81,009,000 in cash for his
beautiful bride. Hall got a position as
clerk in a Chicago hardware store, but
he is not happy.?Chicago Times,
A Cincinnati youth, who parts his
hair iu tho middle, mado a slight mis
take at a theater in that city the other
night. In order to obtain a" clearer
perception of a high note by a singer,
ho reached in his boat-tail pocket and
bronght forth what* he thought was an
opera-glass, but what'proved to bo a re
vised compilation of Deringer. People
in his immediate vicinity were surprised
and somewhat frightened to see him
elovnto tho ordnance to his eyes and
steadfastly gase down into his dark
dark caverns of death. It was upon
first impression, thought to,be o cool
deliberately planned suicide, but when
ho quietly put it back in his pocket
and brought tho real artiole into requi
sition tho horror melted from boforo
their eyes, and it became apparent that
it was only n mistake after all. A fpw
hairs whose beat lay on tho larboard
sido of the young man's fkull had by
some means gotten on the starboard
side ; henco tho slight aberration of
Bisnop CiiAiucE's rosy probabilities :
??Tho ppeakor sail that no man can
judge of tho ago he lives in. Tho gen
eration of to day was drifting with tho
progresBivo world. It was an nge of
transition, nnd, tho spoaker hoped, from
a lowor to a higher plane. It was prob
ablo that there would bo greater luxury
in tho i car future for tho raco than was
over boforo known, and tho hours of
labor would bo dooreased with tho ap
plication of steam machinery. Man
would bo freed from ail servile labor;
sooiety would not be necessarily cor
rupt because it becamo rich ; the saints
were not all poor by any menus, and
leisure did not of necessity imply indo
lence. There were great thinkers to
day as well as in former times, tho only
diflcronco being that thoy wc-ro now
rhoro numerous than ever, and conse
quently lc5s noticed. As scionco roso
iu its grandeur men would reoogoizo tho
Ood who creatod the, otcrnnl, aud a
spirit of true reverence would be thus