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J. C. BA1ZU, Pablishe*. KHOXV1LLB. IOWA- ~ALMA MATEKS boll. 3Y EIWARI EVERETT HXItE. ,,. —of *n historical gpeecb at the Phi-Bets 1 K dinner. at Cambnase. Jaiy 1,187a.] I e*w her stun her sacred scroll, beard ber read her record roll Of men who wrought to win the right, Of men who fought and died in fight, When now a hundred years by-gone, The day *1"-' welcomed Washington, She showed to him her bojs and men, /wd told him of their duty then. Here are the beardless boys I Mat, And wl)i«jwred to them my inU*!, To free a struggling continent. & The marks upon this scroll w ill sttp# Their word a hundred years ago.*1 Otis"—no lesser death was given Tojiim than by a bolt from heaven! "Qnincy"—he died befor.- he heard The echo of his thunder word. •'And these were stripling lads wlKMftI gent out to speak a nation's cry, la •glittering generality' Of living words that cannot die— 'John Hancock!' 'Here.' 'John Adams!' 11ere? Paine, Gerry, Hooper, Williams!' «Hy Nurrasransetl Ellery!' lHtre? 1 Here.' •Sain Adams, tirat of freemen!' Hert.' Ily beardless toys, inv gray-beard men, Summoned to take the fatal pen Which gave eternal rights to inenl All present, or accounted for!** taw her scan again the scroll, I beard her read again the roll 1 heard her name her noldier sou, Ward, called from home by Lexington. He smiled, and laid hi* batou down, Proud to be next to Washington! He called lier list of boys and men Who served her for her battles then. From North to South, from Kast to West, He named the bravest and her best. From distant fort, from bivouac near, "Brooks, Eustis, Cobb and Thatcher!" Hert." —Name after name, with quick reply, As twitched his lip, and flashed his eye. But then he choked and bowed hie head— "Warren—at Bunker Jlill—lies dead." The roll was closed—he only said: All present, or accounted for!" That scroll is stained with time and dust They were not faithless to their trust. "If those days come again—if I o Call on the grandsons—what repljff What deed of courage new displafc These fresher parchments to-day I gaw her take the fresher scroll, I heard her read the whiter roll, Aud as the auswers came, the while Our mother nodded with a smile: "Charles Adams." "//w." George Ban croft." "Here." "The Hoars." lioth here." Dick Daua." "Here.'' "Wadi-worth!" He died at duty's call." "WebsUr!" "He fell u brave men fall" "Everett!" "Struck dow «n Faneuil Hall." "Sumner!" "A nation bears h's pall." "Shaw!" "Abbott!" Lowell!" •'Sav age!" "All Died there—to live on yonder wall!" "Come East, come West, come far, come near, Lee, liartlett, Davis, Devins!" "Hen" All present, or accounted for! Bavs, heed the omen! Let the scroll Fill as it may, as years unroll. But when again she calls her youth To serve her in the ranks of Truth, May she lind all one heart, one ?oul Ath Otne, or on some distant shore, "All present, or accounted for!" —icrU/iw'x Mt/tUhly Jor September, HIGHT OF ALAKM. My sister Julia was always courageous. In our youth the country was wilder than '«ftow but it might be said of her that she H(vas not brought up in the woods to be feared by an owl. She would traverse the most unfrequented paths, wondering at my timidity. There was nothing masculine, however, in Julia's appearance she was simply a sweet, joyous child, with an absence of fear in her character and a consequent clearness of perception in all cases ol sup posed or actual danger. When I was sixteen and Julia was eighteen my father hired a lalorcr named Hans Schmidt, a Hessian, who had been in the British service and who, at the close of the war, had deserted from his fegiment. lie was a powerful man, with a heavy, tmbruted countenance, and both Julia fnd myself were struck, at the very first, Hith an intuitive dread of him. The feeling in Juiia hardly took the charac ter of tear, but was one rather of loath fpg. One evening she read of a horrible murder that thrilled our blood, and upon turning her eyes from the paper thevy en countered those of Hans Schmidt. There fomsomethingbe as terrible in that glance and, that moment, she resolved that the Villain should turned away. As her wishes and opinion! were al ways of much weight with father, he gave Hans his discharge. Soon after this Julia and I were left alone in the house, lxth father and mother teing ab»ent upon a visit until the follow ing day, and we happened to be without a rvant at the time (for we kept more than At night we went up to bed and had partly (Unrobed, when Julia turned hastily to the window. I declare," she said, the evening is !o pleasant that it is a pity to remain in doors. I don't feel a bit sleepy let's go 4own on the lawn." We descended the stain. How little I Imagined what was in Julia's heart! larry Irvine came up just as we reached he lawn. He was only casually passing ®ic house. Julia engaged him in conversation and lie joined us. My sister was more than Usually lively. Where are Tom, and Edgar, and Will?" she asked. Oh," replied Hurry, they areoverto my uncle's. They will be coming back aoon." The three voung men soon appeared upon the roarf and, to my surprise, Julia arcme at their approach and called us aside from the door. Now, Mary, you need not le nerv ous," she said. Keep quiet, and do not ipeak your breath. There is u man Under our tied—there, there!" and she Clasped her hand over my mouth—" a man under our bed, and the young Irvings are going to secure him." They all provided themselves with heavy'sticks and then, guided by Julia, ascended the stairs. As to myself, I could not follow them, lnt remained trembling and leaned upon fhe doorsteps. Never did I experience a .Greater sense of relief than when the as sailing party descended, looking partly J^hameu and partly amused, having found Jiothin^ to justify their sudden arma llR'RT. Julia was in an agony of mortification and wept piteously for. although but half convinced that her apprehensions bad been groundless, the idea that she, who had never til! now feared anything, had placed herself so ludicrously in theeyes of those men was insupportable. The man. she said, must have taken the alarm and fled out the back door, fbr she could not have been so deceived. Our young friends, more in pity for her mortification than from any belief in the reality of the night intruder, offered to re mainin the vicinity till morning but she would not listen to the proposition and they took their departure. I" was sorry to see them go and watched their forms till they were out of sight, for the atfair of the evening had almost frightened me into hysterics. Julia, however, at once rushed to the chamber, and flinging herself on the bed, continued bitterly weeping. She had ex hibited herself in a character which she despised and her man under the bed would Iw the talk of the neighborhood. I followed her, but neither of us could sleep. The clock on the mantelpiece struck eleven and then tick, tick, tick." it went on for the next dreary hour. Julia at length ceased weeping, and lay in thought, only an occasional sigh betraying her wakefulness. Again the dock struck, but it hat! not reached the final stroke when Julia, leap ing out of bed, flung herself upon an im mense chest at the further end of the room. Oh, Mary!" she cried, "quick! quick! He is here! I cannot hold the lid—he will get out!" There was indeed some living thing in side the chest for, in spite of Julia's weight, the lid was lifted, and then, as the instinct of self-preservation overcame my terror, I sprang to her assistance. Whom or what had we caught? Imag ine yourself holding down the lid of a showman's Ixxx. with a boa-constrictor writhing beneath or keeping a cage-top in its place by your own weight alone, with a hyena struggling to tear his way out and devour you. But we were not long in suspense. Horrid execrations, half German, half English, chilled our very hearts, and we knew that there, in the midnight, only the lid of an old chest was lietween ourselves and Hans Schmidt! At times it started up, and once or twice his fingers were caught in the opening. Then, finding our combined weight too much for his strength, it would become evident that he was endeavoring to force out an end of the chest. Hut he could not work to an advantage. Cramjx-d within such limits his giant power of muscle was not wholly available he could neither kick nor strike with fiHl force and hence his chief hope rested upon his ability to lift us up, lid and all. Even then, in the absolute terror that might have been supposed to possess her, a queer feeling of exultation sprang uj| in Julia's heart. I w as right, Mary," she cried. They won't think me a fool now, will thev? I sha'n't be ashamed to see Harry Irving!" Poor Julia! under the circumstances the idea was really ludicrous but nature will everywhere assert itself, and Julia hated a coward. Thump! thump! thump! Lid and side and end alternately felt the cramped, powerful blows. Then came the lift—the steady, straining lift, and Julia cheered me when the cover shook anil rose and trembled. He can't get out, Mary! We aresafe only just keep your full weight on the lid, and' don't be nervous, cither it is almost morning." She knew it was not one o'clock. But one o'clock came. How 1 wished it was five! And two o'clock came, and three and four and we hoped that our prisoner had yielded to his fate, which must now appear to him inevitable. A small aperture at one end of the chest, where there was a fracture in the wood, supplied him with air, and hence wecould not hope that he would become weak through suffocation. He was evidently resting from the very necessity of the case, for bis exertions had been prodigious. There was a faint streak of morning in the sky and there, upon the chest, we sat and sat and watched lor the gleam to broaden. Suddenly there if aa a tremendous strug gle Ix-ncatn us, as if the ruffian had con centrated all his energies in a final effort. At my end of the chest there was a crash ami immediately the Oerman's leet pro truded through the aperture that they had forced in the Itoard. So horrible now ap peared our position that I uttered a scream, such as I do not think I ever at any other time could have had the power to imitate. To get oir the lid in order to defeat the movement through the chest end would have instantly been our destruction there fore. still bearing our weight on the chest we aught at the projecting feet. In doing this, however, we partially lost our bal ance and a sudden bracing up of the mus cular shape below so far forced otx-ii the lid that the head, arms and shoulders of Hans Schmidt were thrust forth, and with a fearful clutch he seized Julia by the throat. Just then a heavy crash was heard at the door below, the lx* tramps springing toward us as if some person were tearing up the staircase with the tull conviction that this was an hour of need. The dim daybreak hardly revealed his identity, but I had a faint perception that young Harry Irving had come to us in our |M-ri]. home time during the morning i found myclf in bed with Julia, and several of the neightsrs standing alxut me. Julia clasped me in her arm* and cried "We are safe, Mary! Harry Irving wax near the house all night. He returned after seeming to go home. The least scream he would have heard as he at last heard yours but 1 am glad you did not scream liefore, for now we have had an experience and know what we can do." Hans Schmidt had decided ujxn the chest as a safer hiding-place than that in which Juiia had first discovered hiin. I'pon the very morning on which Har ry Itving sUinned and secured the ruffian in our room the officers of justice were searching for the old Hessian scoundrel as a supposed murderer, and he was soon convicted and hung. Julia became the wife of Harry Irving, and u most excellent wife she was. Mag nanimous and unrevengeful, she was jxr haps the only one who fell no gratification at the fate of old HansSchmidt, hut rather a pity for the ignorance which had steeped him in crime. —During a dense fog a Mississippi steamltoat took a landing. A traveler, anxious to go ahead, came to tlio uiijx-r turlx'd manager of the wheel and asked why the boat stopped. "Too much fog can't see the river." "But you can see the stars overhead." "Yes," replied the urlmne pilot, but until the biler busts we ain't goin* that way." The passenger went to tx-d satisfied. —A pauper's son ought to make a good balloonist, for he is an heir 'o naught. PERSONAL AM LITERARY. —The health of Robert Dale Owen is said to be rapidly improving, and hopes are now entertained that he will recover his reason. —Ex-Senator E. G. Rosa, of Kansas, is now foreman of the Lawrence Journal composing-room and is in very reduced circumstances. He held the same posi tion nineteen years ago. —In front of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' home in East Gloucester, Mass., is a huge rock. And there is where she sits when she writes her lxjoks, at once expanding her thoughts and contracting her colds. —Who says that wives do not mold the actions of husbands? Nellie Sartoris has persuaded her liege lord that America is the place for him, ami the next time they come back from England it will lie "few good"—to take up their permanent resi dence here. —And now they have found out that Gutenlcrg, the inventor of printing, was tried at i ayenee in 1422 for the assassina tion of his uncle, and only acquitted after a long imprisonment. Thus the art pre servative is made to perpetuate a knowl edge ot his badness as well as his genius. —The Pittsfield (Mass.) Eagle tells of a directory canvasser who stuck his head into Senator Dawes' office, the other day, and asked What business is carried on here, sir?" The Senator, looking up from his law lxok, replied: "Writing recom mendations for office," and resumed his work. —Margaret Foley, the American sculp tress in Itome, was once employed in a Lowell factory. One day the overseer, Walter Wright, discovered her whittling an acorn out of chalk. He stopped and asked where her model was. In my head," was her replv. "Then this is no place for you," said Mr. Wright. He liersuaded her to leave the factory and let him send her to school. In that way she received her start. —A daughter of the late Hon. T. E. Coggeshall, of Columbus, Ohio, now quite a young lady, wears the name Proc lamation Emancipation Coggeshall! They call her "Prockie" for short, and she signs her name Prockie E." She was born on the day that President Lincoln's proclamation of emancipation was issued and her eccentric father in a burst of pa triotism made hiB little babe a living chronicle of the great event. —The Brooklyn Union says: "Puncan, Sherman & Co. have used up their whole capital in fashionable living. The head of the house, William Butler Duncan, has sjK'nt not less than $75,000 per year his two partners have helped the doubling of that sum. This and other demands of fashion have in ten years called on this house for an outlay of over #2,000,000 gone in "riotous living for living is riotous when it comes out of inionut parties." MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. —•How to get a start in the world get short. —A phib is a 1 ie painted in water-ooion. —Jo*h Hilling*. —To many the path of life is all tun nels. This is what makes it such a bore. —Peaches are so plenty in the East that they don't arrest anyone for stealing them —The grasshoppers have leen succeeded bv rabbits as the vegetable destroyer in Nevada. —It's a poor day when old Virginia doesn't ship oO.tOO watermelons to hungry Northerners. —The oyster season is upon us in all its savagery, and America expects every man to do his duty. The moral of the failure of the Cali fontia Bank seems to Ik*: Don't try to spread yourself over too many eggs. —From the way things look in tb^' financial world, mush and-milk" par tips will Ik- alKuit the thing next winter. —The price of tin is lotver now than for many years past, and if you want a dinner horn go and buy it before the reaction sets in. —The colored men at Norfolk, Va., are going into the business of raisingsinging birds for shipment to the Eastern and Middle States. —Old daddy-long-legs has a mission. He has Ik-cii oliserved to devour the larve of the terrible potato-beetle, and there are prayers for his health. —There are but few people who survive to tell how it feels to be hung, and history suffers because such as do have a delicacy about alluding to the subject. —A husband in Massachusetts can't make up hi mind on the currency ques tion, and so he refuses to allow his wife any pin-money until a decision can be ar rived a* —A widow lady living near Goldridge, Randolph County, Ala., found, a few days ago, on her Ikrm, a uuggei of gold weigh ing two and a half pounds aad worth alsiut ijifKXh —What word is that in the English language the first two letters of which signify a man, the first three a woman, the first four a great man, and the whole a great woman? fleroine. —As an Arab clings to his horse, and a* an Indian clings to the legends of his fathers, so do deaf men cling to the habit of walking on railroad tracks. The loco motive thins one out to find two more on ahead. —In New Jersey the other day a loco motive ran into a train and killed two men and destroyed loo bushels ctfpeac hes There was a meat deal of sadness ex pressed- over the loss of so many nice peaches. Yes, it Is easy enough to imitate Josh Billings: A man iz like a hen hi mtMir in doud with jest about so mutch spred." Tryin' tu hach out tu meny cgs at onst is alius shuit tu end oft la a onplezcnt "smash." —A few day* fir* Norwich (Conn.) man Isnight a chest of tea in Provident and, on opening it, found a stone inside weighing nearly eleven pounds. He re marked hat the weighs of Providence are mysterious. —The census takers of Wlnchendon, Va., have come aero** a woman twenty-five years old, married at twelve, who lis* had ten hildren, Uie oldest being now thir teen years old. Her husband's age is thirty-nine. —The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And per haps it would le well for our race if the punishment ot our crime* against the laws of men were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the laws of nature. —There Is one thing that the poorest peasant of all Prussia can do which the proud and |owcrfuI Bismarck cannot—he can sleep. This is a thing outside the au thority of the great Prince, whof i« com pelled, from wakefulness and fear of »pty jdexy, to flounder around in a straw bed like a sick horse. —A lady asked her little boy: Hflvo you called your grandma to tea?" W-. When I went to call her she was asleep, and I did not wish to halloo at grandma, nor shake her so I kissed her cheek and that awoke her very softly. Then I ran into the hall and said pretty loud Grand ma, tea is ready.' And she never knew what woke her up." —No doubt at the present time there are a good many out of employment, but sure ly we should have nothing to parallel the fact mentioned in late English paper that, for a situation worth $1,000, as clerk to certain schools, there were upward of a thousand applicants, while an advertise ment for a Postofhce clerk about the same time, brought out 1,800 applicants.-— T»rnto Globe. —A gentleman in want of a house for the summer months, in a little town on the west coast of Ireland, found a eom niodious residence close to the beach. On consulting the house-agent's board he read: House to lc let. Apply opposite." "Op|xsite!" cried he "why, the house faces the sea!" On making inquiry he found that the house belonged to a New Yorker, who was open to receive otters. —Many years ago, a bill being intro duced in tiie Rhode Island Legislature "for the organization of the militia," a hard-headed memler who had been in structed by his constituency not to let them city chaps have everything their own way arose in his seat and said: "Mr. Speaker. 1 goes in agin that bill. I goes in agin organs they'll be dreadful unhandy things in battle now, let me tell you." —Biirslow hired a farm of Norcross, in Suffolk, Va. Norcross one day walked ac ross a field with a valued dog, when a poisoned snake bit the dog. Norcross sued Barstow, claiming that liarstow was lwcuniarily liable lor injuries done by snakes on his premises. Barstow sued X^rcroHs for damages, claiming that the farm was not worth the rent agreed upon tc ause of the presence of the snake on it. The legal talent of the county is engaged in these intricate suits. A, Herri Me Hail-Storm. The delayed Union Pacific train That arrived here at eleven o'clock last night from the West presented a very ragged ami dilapidated appearance, owing to its. having encountcretl a terrible hail sterm at Potter Station, in the western part of the State, on Thursday evening, at about hall past seven o'clock. The train was almiit pulling out from the station when the storm arose, and in a few moments the hai! ls-gan falling with such great force ami rapidity that the train had to be stop]K*d The hail stones were of immense size, being ou an average three inches in diameter, and of all kinds of shapes— squares, cones, cubes, etc. The first stone that struck the train broke a window, and the flying glass severely injured a lady on the nose, mak inga deep cut. Five minutes alb-rward there was not a whole light of glass on the south side of the train the whole leagth of it. The windows in the Pullman cars were French plate threc eighths of an inch thick, and were double. The hail broke lioth thicknesses, and tore the cur tains into shreds. The wooden shutters ten. were smashed, and many of the mir rors we re broken by the flying stones. The deck-lights"—on the ton of the cars —met the same fate. The (tome of the engine waadented as if it had been poumh-d with a heavy weight, and the woodwork on the south side of the car was plowed up as if "otne one bad struck it all over with -tilling blows from a hammer. During the continuance of this terrific cannonade, which lasted fully twenty minutes, the excitement and fear among the passengers ran very high. Several ladies fainted, and one lady, Mrs. Karle, wife of the Mountain Division Superintendent of the road, went iuto spasms, from which she did not recover for over an hour after the cessation of the storm. Several persons sitting on the south side of the cars were more or less injured about the head and face. The matting of the cars was hung up at the broken windows after the storm the Boat ed, and the train then proceeded on its way. On arriving at Grand Island the windows were tinned over the whole length of train, and in that condition it arrived here last night. The train is a toAl wreck," and has been sent to the shops for repairs. The damage will amount to two or three thousand dollars From all acouat* we are safe in raying that the storm eciualed, if not excelled, the recent lieavv hail florin that gave Omaha a live ly bombardment.— Omaha Bee, Aug. 27. A California Pomeroy. San Francisco boasts a youth the coun terpart of Jesse Pomerov. Ills name is Harry Rogers and lie is but ten years of age. When alsuit eight years of age the youngster was detected in catching the neighbors' chickens, which, having con veyed to some hiding place, he proceeds to torture to death by inflicting cuts on every par* of their Issly witb pieces of glass, apparently utterly regardless of the sometimes painful wounds which his own lingers received from his unmanageable weapon during the operation. Curiously enough, he seemed to have sense enough to prolong the torture of his victims by avoiding any wound in the neck or other vital oar!, that the victims of his blood thirstiners were occasionally able to make their way home after being released. About this time disposition to bile and pinch children was manifested, and his mother sent him to the Brothers' School in Oakland, and afterward u two other private schools, from all of which he was sent home in a hurry so soon a* he begun to display his peculiar propejinities. Fi nally, after two years of trouble with him* the mother, who is an in valid, procured iiiro board with a family named Bennett, near Sotieelito, and here for the first time he seems to have given full vent to his lufernal appe tite tor blood. One day recently he in veigled a 'illi 1 I of the family less than three years old into the barn, and covered it partially with gunny-sacks, after which with a piece of hone-, which had I wen broken so as to present a chiseled edge, he proce'cde-d to cut the: child's hips in a most horrible manner, inflicting no less than nineteen wounds, ami finishing bv severing it* right ear fre»rn its head with the exception of aslight piece of skill. The father of the injured child was absent at the lime, and yoflfcg ltog« i was in-U.ntly stmt home to his mother, signalizing his arrival by netting fire to the curtains ami nearly destroying the house. HU mother declare* that the- mania has come ujion hiiti entirely within the: pa*t twe# )ear*, and that when accused of his deeds h' frankly owns up. only saying he could not help it." On one occasion he got hold of a black and tan puppy belonging to his step-fathe r, which was of Hodiiulnu tive a breed that when half gj'own it weighed one: and a hail twunda, Hid liter ally tiayed it alive, causing a net loss of $7. to the owner. How a Washington Young Lady Out witted Her Father. "Lore laughs at locksmiths" aad "the course of true love never runs smooth" are familiar sayings, and are pretty gen erally accepted as adapted to most cases in winch a steru parent lays an interdict upon the affections of a gentle daughter. Both of these truisms had a charming ex emplification in this city last Saturday— we use the adjective ads'isedly, for a neat er csca|e from w hat threatened to be an unpleasant piece of publicity never came under our observation. AlHiut four years since a family, con sisting of father, mother and daughter, ar rived in this city from Philadelphia, and took up their residence on Capitol Hill, in a house purchased with the money of the maternal parent of the young lady who figures as the heroine of this narra tive. fhe object of the change of base was to permit the head of the household to take a position in one of the depart ments, which he had procured through political influence. The new-comers lived very happily in their Washington home for about two years, when the shad ow of death came over their house, and the mother was carried, away to the cem etery. Tiie daughter, Mina was her name, then a little over sixteen years of age, took charge of the internal affairs of the estab lishment from the day of the death of her mother, and she was acknowledged by all who knew her to be a most excellent housekeeper, as well as an accomplished lady, for she enjoyed the benefits of a good education, received at a splendid academy just outside of her native city, Philadelphia. The father, who was al most notorious for his cantankerous dis position, was more than pleased with the way his pretty daughter managed affairs, and was often heard to say to his boon companions, as he took his beer with them, that as long as Mina stuck by him he would never think of a second wife, al though he was by no means deficient in the qualities thai would have insured him a warm reception among the fair sex if he %ere matrimonially inclined. But, somehow or other, Mina, like the fest of the daughters of Eve, was perverse, and was not disposed to stick by her parent. Indeed, she had been receiving the attentions of a young gentleman, a Philadelphia!!, whom she had known as a Ikiv, for some time previous to the death of "her mother. The father had noticed this young man, and his frequent visits to Washington, but with proverbial blind ness had not divined that his daughter was the magnet that attracted him. For had he guessed that then- was anything out of the way he would have put his foot down and stopped the matter at once, be cause the "wain w as the son of a much hated enemy. The sly couple probably understood as much themselves, for the intimate relations existing between them were not explained to the *ld gentleman uutil about two weeks since. It came- about in this way: The lover was anxious to bring thing* to a climax. He told Mina that she was now eif age, and therefore entitled to judge and speak fer herself. To this the diffident maiden responded that hor lather would ignore all such considerations, and that he would most crtainly raise an awful row and if there was anything Mina liated it wa.s a elisturbance which would involve public ity. But the importunities of the lover prevailed, and it was finally decided that the two should wait upon pupa together. The scene was fearful an! beggar* de scription. All the vials of his wrath were first poured out on Mina, and at his coin maml she sought her chamber with tears streaming from her eyes. The- young lover was grit, however, and assured his prosiee live- father-in-law that he- regarded him little better than a brute to treat his daughter as lie did. And then came explosion number two, this time devoted exclusively to the lover'* unfortunate parent, who was characterized by the irate- tierman a* all thai was bad. We forgot to mention that the family Is (ierman. Such a history of me-anuess as was poured into the- young man's ears is rarely heard, an«l as the hearer did not be lieve the defamer of his father he con cluded to administer a eb utbing to hiin, which he commenceel to do on the: spe»t, and was only induced to alter his inten tion by Mina, who, terrified nearly to death by the commotion and noise* of the altercation, had returned to the room in time to save her father from a deserved castigation. Of course, after this affair, the house was closet', to Mina's lover, ani such was the fear in which she held her father that Mhe made no attempt to see- him before his departure- tor Philadelphia. However, tlit* old man was not allowed te rent. The second day alter his rfnmntr*. with his enemy lie received a letti-r formally ask ing for Mina in marriage-. No answer was vouchsafed this. The communica tion was aN» backed by a reejuettt from Mina, who had now become: nerved up tei asserting her rights. She declared that she would marry the man of her choice despite the w i«lie-s er commands of her father, and, furthermore, she- demanded that he-at once-place the property which he lie-Id in trust for her in such shape that her husband might take possession of it as soon as the ceremony uniting them was over. The wrath which found exjrression in words en the former eM-cas'ion was too SereatLiim now for utterance. His daughter to fy in this manner! Why, it was enormous. And to signify his opinion *f her d.-fiance, and to punish it projs-rly, he took he by the arm, led he to her room, thrust her in and turned the key on her. He-re she- was kept in durance several days and ne»t permitted to see- anyone^ but the servant who brought her me-als. This attache ef the family was supposed t» la intensely e|evot«-d to its he-ad, but her af fection for Mina outweighed her loyalty, so she hael fe w compunctiems in ntuug gling a letter from the prisoner, which brought the: lover e»n the- scene, and an other row ensued, alter which some sort o| a compromise was effected, by which the- father was to lie permitted time^ te make up his mind whether he would give his consent to the marriage'. For some-time previous to the rupture Mina's father had contemplated changing hi» place e»f residence, cm Capitol Hill, to some- ejuarter »f the city nearer Hie de partment in which he was employed. Whether the- trouble induced him to finally dec nlf upon moving we- can't i»av, but sue! denly he made- up his mind and hired a house on the other side of town anl made: preparatie»ns lo rent Mina's house, which, a* state before, lie held in trust for her. He announced his intention em Thursday last to Mina, and reejuested he-r todiw-e-i and assist tin- servant in getting the house bold furniture: ready for removal. Mina absented, and all day Friday she worked industriously in douig up things. The father, when he came home: in the evening, was somewhat surprised to and see that so much care had been take n in packing up, suggested that the trouble of putting things in the same shape as if they were to IK- *iipj**i to Philadelphia was an ex penditure of energy that would have only oeen undertaken by such an extremely careful housekeeper'as Mina. Had hcob* Served Mina's face about that moment, am.' f()r a few seconds after his pertinent remark about Philadelphia, he might havd guessA'l that something was wrong. For tunately, however, he perceived nothing, and the poking went on without interrupt tion. The next (iay, Saturday last, three furni ture cars made' their appearance on tlio scene, and as c-verv detail of the moving had been left to M*ina, her father leing ati work, she instructed the drivers how to load and where to carry their goods. Be fore ten o'clock they were in the depot of one of the railroads leading from this city, and a shipping receipt for them was neat ly folded in Mina's pocket-book, together with a ticket for Philadelphia, to which place she went by the first train after shipping the goexls, but not until she had written a note explaining everything to her father. On her arrival in "Philadel phia she was met by her lover, who had already procured a license, and in an hour afterward the two were man and wife. The o|el gent on leaving his work on Saturday afternoon wended his way to his new place of abode, expecting of course to see confusion reigning in the house. Ilia surprise may be imagined upon discover ing that not a single article had arrived. Wondering what could le the matter, he hurried to Capitol Hill only to find that the house was as empty as the one he had left. Thinking that Mina had made. a mistake, by moving into the wrong house, he resolved to hunt up the furniture-car men and ascertain from them where the things were. After considerable trouble he succeeded in find ing them, and then learned that the goexls had been shipped to Philadelphia. The whole thing then dawned upon him, and for a few minutes he solaced himself by swearing in a fashion that would have shamed a Turk. Yesterday when he re ceived the letter from his daughter in forming him why she had taken ihe step, and telling him that he might keep the house if he intended to make a fuss about it, he swore some mine, but later in the day he came to the conclusion that it woultl be wise to smooth the thing over, and consequently most of his down town friends now labor under the impression that Mina lett with the housekeeping arti cles with the full knowledge anil consent of her father. The Capitol Hill neigh tsirs, however, know better, and are chuckling at the idea of Utile Miua out witting her brute of a parent—Walking ton Chrouidt. A Hat Adventure* law* had a hat adventure my*elf. It was in 1X0. I was at the ball of the Hotel de Ville, escorting Mme. Victor Hugo, while M. Hugo gave his arm to me. Houssayc. There was a hair empty and the erne next to it contained a hat. I took up the hat ami gave the chair to Mine. Hugo. Of course I did not pro pose lo hold the hat all night, so put it on the floor. Its owner soon arrived. It was a celebrated duelist, M. Sherbette, a Deputy from Soi.»sons. He came straight to the chair which had had the honor of holding his hat. He-was about to attack Mine Victor Hugo but, as I wa» talking with her, he turned uikiu mo. Is It you, sir, who have displaced my hat?" Yes, sir." Did you put it on the floor?" Do you think I ought te have put it on my head?" But, sir, you have insulted me. Here is my card." I took out a card and threw it in hia hat. Monsieur!" said the Deputy, furious ly, do you suppose I am going to pick up my hat*" Do you Mupixise," I said, "that Mb going to put it on vour heady" Victor Hugo laughed, Mme. Hugo smiled, but Mine. Housaaye was not at all amused. I require, sir," said the Deputy of Soissons, that you replae e my hat on the chair where it was." I ln-gan to laugh. A little ircle had gathered. M. Sherbette finally picked up his hat under pretext of taking my card. Monsieur Arsene- Houssaye," he said. "We are from the same place, reason more for our meeting." I await your seconds, M. Sherbette," I replied. "At what hour?" "At this hour. We can fitrbt as soon as we leave the ball." M. SheriM'tte bowed to the two ladies and went oil' ill search of two seconds. I aske-el Victor Hugo and the Marquis do Belloy U act as mv witnesses in this ri diculous affair. M. Sherbette's se-conds soon ap|M-aied. It was decided that we should light with pistols at twenty paces at the Bois de Boulogne at daybreak. It was then hardly midnight, but we re solved to pass the- rest of the night at the ball. At that time 1 was ve-ry foml of waltzing. They told Mme. Iloussaye that the- affair was amicably settled, so that we amused ourselves plcssanlly until nearly dawn. As ill luck would have it, we all met In the cloak-room, principals and seconds. It is a nuisance," said one of She rbette's seconds, "to go to the Bois in this snow storm." Come," said the other laugh ingly to M. Sherls-tte, as yeni are the in jured parly you can apologize." Never!" said M. Sherbette. The two second* ciune tome. ftay one word to free us from Ihis task. Wo want to go lei bed." Never!" I cried In my turn. M. Sherla.'tte put on his hat with a slant over Ihe right e ar. I put on mine with a slant over the le-ft. The four seconds besieged us, and said they would not accompany us unless we were mora good mil tired about it. After all," «aid Victor Hugo, 1 think that Arsene Houssaye, having insulted only M. Sherls-tte's hat, might make his apologies to it." At this moment a word from M. Hher lettc changed the face of things. If M. Arsene Tloussaye declares that in of fending my hat he did not mean to offend me I will hold myself satisfied with this declaration." I declared that I had not aimed at M. Sherbette: under his hat and the duel was at an end. It was agreed, in the verbal proce-H verbal, that whenever we met there after we were to salute each other by a touch of tiie hat.--Arm/uHouMsaye'ti I'uiit Letter in N. Y. Tribute. Tnr. ••Oneida CorrimanKy"^• jmmrvm sweet corn by cutting the corn raw into tin cans, then fill with cold water eve n with the top of the corn solder up the can. pricking a small hole in the cover solder Unit tip also. Boil the cans and contents in boiling water Uvo and a half hours then with a hot iron epuithe small hide and let the gas blow out after which solder up and boil again two and a hail hours and set away for vme.—WeiUrn Jlural •i —•—r A i.adv missionary in India has con verted a whole ncighborhocsl by simply inducing the- people to wash themselves. Cleanliness once e-stablished, a marked improvement in morals at once followed.