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The Chienain of the West- .A sound comes rolling from the West, -With volume deep and cadence strong ; It sweeps New England's mountain crest, -And tril Is her shadowy rladea along. By fierce Niagara'e sparkling foam. Through flowery fields and forest dun, In ilded hall and cottage home. . It wafts the name- of Pendleton. . And backward shall the echo fly, . ' Athwart the prairiee gorgeous vest; Nor shall the thrilling cborus die. -Among the vineyards of the West. . But o'er the Mississippi's tide. To mountalnTStnddcd Oregon, - . Shall swell thrbugh all the nation wide, . i. The honored name of Pendleton. By KobSceDo's sacred shade, ! L Where rests the Sage In holy sleep, -Ufa aoarinjr spirit oft hath strayed . , ABd wfaedthe spotless mantle. feU, From proud Virginia s lolly aon, -His guardian angel caught the veil, To grace the noble Pendleton. . 1 He cornea, the nation's woes to enre. Her griefs to soothe, her wounds to heal To lift tfee bnrden from the poor, ' And stay toe proud oppressor s heel. Commerce shall find her champion hei e StelicrloD calm her votarv. too The lofty statesman own bia peer: xr- ) i . 1 r ' - jiuu riccuuiu uuiok ua.uiau truer Bis wand the stubborn will shall mould, ' - PHQ tnace nee, ana uracr reign ; Law's sacred majesty uphold. And hallowed peace restore again Shall claim the frenzy of the hour. Bid brothers, long estranged, embrace ; And tell how Love adorneth power. How mercy is the crowning grace! Of noble mien, young, pure and brave. Wltn courage lor tue welcome strue ; Tis his to rescue from the grave A inuniner nation's wan id if life ! To save a Union, Heaven ordained, A Constitution iteaven naa biesa, 8o shall the People, love-constrained, Exalt the Chieftain ot itte v est I Facst. gtlttt gittim MISS AUBUSSON. .From the Gnlavy. . Sb dropped dewn upon us suddenly a? a star from heaven. And, indeed, site was beautiful enough to havo come from some other, kindlier sphere, where tli more genial elements favor a higher- degree cf physical perfection than is common in this bleak, half-'atned world, full of east winds and north winds, and icy cold and sultry - heat, of sorrow, and wrong, and work, and cares. We were rather an aristocratio set at the Thornton, priding ourselves up on our delicate tastes, our genuine high, breeding, our appreciation of modest genius, and our scorn of gild ed ignorance. I'arisian dresa and an opulent purse were not cuough to se cure admittance to our coterie. Shod dy we utterly refused to tolerate. One. or tvo mushroom millionaire- had tried to enter our charmed circle and retired in dignity from the difficult task. ' Of jjnprotecti d women, fascinating women, unattended by masculine relatives," we were, shy to the verge of discourtesy. For do, not our hotels teem with ad veoturessrs in search of a fortune,a I pyUio". Lnelmrrd-f ..Accordingly, when we read Miss Au busson's name on the register, ' and learned that the bad taken the pretty suite of apartments just' vacated by Vignette, the artiet," we shrugged our sholders, smiled incredulously, and re girded it as another proof of the aroia b!f3 weakness of enf host, who, in epite of irequeot disastrous czptrienccs. coald never refuse credence to a charm ing woman. - ' . C.arlaod J had a parlor -which we used in common. Miss Aubussoo's apartments were on the opposite side ot the corridor. Carl was my half broth cr. Ho was given to music ; I was an artibt in an humble way.., We had both passed the rough places which guard the approaches to every profVs sicn, aud had won leisure from success And so it happened that we chanced to be sitting in our parlor after the five o'clock dinner, while Miss Aubusson'a people were bringing up her baggage. Beside the porter, whj was ttmrx- rarijy in service there was a d. sicated, Hrencn-looking. maid, wuo cauea ncr mistress 'Mee," and a tall, shabby man, who eeemed to have the oversight of the removal. The man growled as one heavy trunk after another came up, aod the maid scolded vivaciously in bra ken English. - The ventil itor between our room and the entry was open,and madmoisellc's sharp Gallic accents reached us at in tervals. ' ' - "It is you, Monsieur, that is of the most shameful behavior. Why do you not go awy when I ask you ? I Shall tell it lo Mecs." - ; "Norine!', .. ' 1 It was an ozquiste voice that inter rupted the discordant French tones, fine, vibrating, round and soft, haviog a flowing grace and rhythm about it, as if it would fall easily into song. . "Pnj doo'X make any disturbance, Norine. Please go away now, Mr. Cum berlaodr There was a muttered reply he was hut a boorish fellow, surely and then he tramped heavily down stairs. "What and who is Miss Aubusson, I wonder?" I said to Carf. , "A lady, certainly," said Carl." "Can she have the gift of beauty ? That voice is dower enough for one woman." I laughed. Carl bad touched jipon one of his pet fancies. He was indif ferent to those facial peculiarities that indicate character. To his misty short sighted, Saxon blue eyes, ' the werld pf faces was much the same. Bnt his fine musical ear. his magnetized organiza tion, were . curiously alivo to sounds. And impressed by him, I, too, had fal len into the habit of judging poople by the voice.' . ' I had faith in Miss Auburson from this time. But when we met her the nex,t day in the drawing room, her beauty surprised us. ' Nature had been .almost too munificent. Jk petite creature, she floated into ths room with a wonderful, indescriba ble grace. She had an etherial 'face, fair and pore : little rings of blonde iiair curled around her wide, ca'm fore head ; her-hazel eyes,'- lit by golden flashes at times, were always singularly clear and transparent. '''And with all her exquisite -undulating grace, there was in the carriage Of the beautiful head, in the curves of the neck a re gality, a noble pride. ; "Incedit reijina!"- whispered Cirl. I In half an heur everybody had no ceptcu Misst AuDusson. - one was tue crowned queen of the Thornton, hence forth. . Mary bid bachelors,' who sus pected all woman of' designs on their celibacy, paid iearless ' homage to the gracious sweetness which cared so little to allure. The. matrons ware charmed with her dignity, the young g'rls were enchantee,-and. the young men raved about her, lhe Jrawiog room oeased to attract, when Mis9 Atrbussoa-was ab sent. And that was very "often far too often for these enthusiastio new friends of hers. ' ' Not more than two evenings a week did she spend with us. At other times she was driven away after dinner in a close coupe, which the black driver brought around at seven o'clock. Wis Aubusson never made any ra ni ark as to the way in which these evenings wero spent. She was singu larly uncommunicative, maintaining a qu:et reticence which discouraged any expression of curiosity or interest. But from the French maid, Norine, the la dies understood that "Mces" went into society with friends at the other end of the city. Whatever was the nature of the con vivialities it which she assisted, it was evident that they were exhausting in their effect. Sne was wont to come down in tho morning, her face whiter and more transparent than ever. The fine-grained skin flushed less rosily than at first; the luminous, beautiful eyes shone out cf purple hollows; there was a sharp, pioched look that told of suficring. j What was it that-preyed upon the life of this young, tender creature ? II I asked the qucs'ion with mingled cu riosity aod pi'y, Carl had a keener in tcres.t Miss Aubusson had been at the Thornton six weeks before I had guess cu that carl Fries was in love with her, He was an odd fellow; quite unde monstrative; capable of intense, conccn trated feclicg, aspiring to impassable hcigiits of noblcnese, delicate and dain ty in h s taste, a Brahman among Brah inane, as pure as Sir Galahad, and as brave and chivalrie as jiny grand knight of old; not affluent in small graces; band some alter the Norso ?yp; blonde hair ed, blue eyed, of a fair, large symme try; a man whom woman of cntbu.-iat tic temperament naturally worship. I could not at first divine whether or not Miss Aubusson loved Carl. She bore hcrseli towards him with the same gracious gentleness that she wasted up on us aM ' " It was- a simple enough accident that showed Carl's heart to tee, Tho bell had rung for dinner, and Csrl and I," havirg just come down stairs, were- crossing the hall en our way to tho diu'mg room,' when, to our surprise, we saw Miss-Aubusson stand ing at a side door, in earnest conversa tion with a shabby, dissipated looking man whom' we had seen the first day the citnc, and who Norine said, was an' agent for "Mees." Thero had been a little wone'ering gossip about the con nection of a man of such disreputable appearance with a lady like Miss Au busson; but an he had never been seen again, and she had crept into all our hearts, it died away.- On this occasion the bell had rung some minutes before Carl and I left our room, and as there happened to be no servant about, Miss Aubusson cer tainly had reason to suppose that she v as unobserved. She was standing just within the doorway, her wine hued silk gleaming in the liht of the chandelier, her head a little bent forward, her w'lole figure indicative of earnestcess ; and as we approached we heard the pathetic, soft entreaty of her voice. She started at the sound of our foot steps, which she did not hear till we were close beside her, 6aid a few low, rapid words to tho man, aud then turn ed to go to tho dining hall. Tbcra were two or three letters in lur hand ; her eyes were wonderfully bright ; her sensitive upper lip quivered with erno tion ' : . ' We stod aside to let her precede us. With a slight bow she did so, but at that moment one of tho letters slipped from her hand and fell upon tho floor. Carl hastened to pick it up. M iss A uh usson ?" She turned, saw the letter in his ex tended hand. Instantly her face whit ened. ' There was nger, shame, fear in it as she said, almost clutching the paper ttathe put into her hand. "Mr. Fries, did you see tho super scription upon this letter?" But she glanced up ' at him as she spoke, and her countenance changed "I beg your pardon ! I should have knowr that you woul d not look at it." Carl's fine face flushed. ' You are good to say so," he an swered. . . i "No 1" she was smilling now in her own sweet, sunshiny way. "No! I was very wisked to be so rudo. ' Pray for give me! This letter is connected pith a painful secret thit concerns a friecd of .mine." "Her embarrassment, her emotion, .Wcro paat concealment. A soft fire shone in Carl's eyes. "Will you accept my sympathy, Miss Aubusson 7 Can I not be of servica to you ?" he said. ' . Oh no! Thank you most kindly ! But .not one can help me. If any ono could, i should be proud to ask it of you. But no one ean do any good." There was an indescribable pathos, in these last word3 and her eyes suddenly-filled with tors. Miss Aubusson did come into the draw ing room 'that evening, and after Bitting there awhilo 1 went up .to our cwn parlor, . v Carl was there alon e .... .. lie laid down tao newspaper mat ne was making a' pretense of rcadiag' ai I entered. , ., v Ta she there ?" he asked. ' . ' ."No, she drove off in the coupe, half an hour ago." .'. Carl get up and began to move about. "I am glad she is gone. J have been trying -to 'keep myself from going , to her. Once with -her,I shaU betray everything And I want to be master of myself which t am .not to night." The 'pallor of intense fee)iog was upon his face. His blue eyes ehone steely bright the fire cf love burned steadily but around the mouth, the nervous, convulsive motion, betrayed his excitement. , . . i "Carl, I am sorry for this l"4 "For what!',' . ; idr I'amJsorry ' that you -1'ave fallen in love with a girl of whose atecedents you are ignorant, whose friends, if she has any, we do not know, who may be', . lie turned upon me fiercely. - "What?" "Anything ! A beggar in disguise, perhaps." Ho 'oked grate f ally relieved "But, Carl do be reasonable !" He gave me a hurried glance, and then Hung himself into a chair, looking as little like a reasonable person as poss iblo. ' But I was patient. 'You must admit the existence of a mystery, Carl, why is she so reticent aa to her history and connections T Where docs she go four or five even inss in a week ? Who is this disreput able person who presumes lo seek her V Harsh questions, I know : but I felt justified in putting them. Carl winced visibly; his lace whitened. I "I he mystery may involve nothing discreditable to her, Nelly," be answer ed. "I am sure she has good reasons for whatever dhe docs. She may have disreputable friends, but if she were pure I would pluck her out of the pit, itself. And, Nelly, when some carricn' crow of gossip was pecking nt her re putation did you not say you would take your life on her goodness?' This style of argument .was embar rassing. I found refuge in. iteration. ''You see, Catl, sho has something to conceal.. Sho was both angry and frightened when you picked up her letter." ''Tho anger was for that beast, who ever he is." "And the fear was lest you had dis covered something that would betray her." "Nelly, was it like an intrijuanle to turn upon mo with that sharp, curt question as to whether I had seen the superscription Y" That may have been a piece of sab-' tie acting. . Or the alarm may have sur prised her into directress. At any rare, Carl, promise mo that you won't marry her till you. know more of her than you do now." "I will rot marry her unless she as sures me that she is willing to eonfiJc her history to me, and let me judge of it for myself." "Pshaw!" But the?e wcro the best terms I could make. ' " Wo both retired early that night. I think is was about eleven o'clock when I heard the French maid trip softly down'sta'rs, and retnrn present'y ac companied by her mist ret 8, having let her in at a private side doer.' ' A littlo time passed, and I fell into a sound sleep from which' I was ' suddenly awakened by a low conversation that went on just outside my room. The, sounds sometimes rode to audible speeche sometimes seemed to die away in sobs. And I was sure that it was Miss Aubus son pleading with such agonized earn estness for I knew not what. Carl'a room was adjoining the parlor. : I rose, dressed and went out. , . ; ,. "Carl !" I called softly. He came oat instantly, dressed as he had been during the day. "I think f he-will need me. Half an hoar that man has been in the entry, and she has been beseeching him to go. If he does not leave her soon I shall go out " It was now quite twelve. I could hear the murmur of conversation below. The houso was not yet asleep. , Pres ently there came a tap at our parlor door. '- Cail opened it upon Miss Aubusson. standing thero in her while cashmere wrapper, her features tense and sharp, her eyes wild and tearful. . "You said ' you would help me, Mr. Fries.". "I will with my life." ' Thank you." The word so poorly expressed tho gratitude that lit her face.' ' "I need you now., - Carl went out instantly, and I c'oscd tho door somewhat chagrined. . I, too, was eager to help her. Bat she had not seemed to see me, and I would not obtrude myself. But through the opened door I had seen tho man leaning against the wall, intoxicated, as I believed. The French maid stood in the doorway of Miss Au busson's parlor, shaking her fist, and by other vivid pantomime expressing her scorn of the intruder. I heard Carl say : "I will take him away, Miss Aubus son. Tray don't be alarmed." Sho broke into a low cry. "Oh, don't hurt him, Mr. Fries ! Oh, be gentle with him ! If you can only get him away without any one seeing him I will thank you forever. I shall die of shame if he i9 seen" and here the voice was choked by passionate sobs. "Don't fear ! I will do my best. Where shall I take him ?" She gave an address, and added a few broken words of thanks.. I heard them going along the entry and down stairs the true, steady step and the clumsy, uncertain one. Then, after a time, a door shut somewhere, and a'l was still again, except for the sound of passionate, bitter weeping, and Norinc's broken, ineffectual attempt at consolation. I longed to go to her, but 1 dared not. I ujsnded tho fire and " " V " and agent, to engage in their -.-"' F f gT wailed for Carl. : It was an "hour or more before he came in, . He looked pale and troubled. He sat down in the chair I silently placed for him, and gazed gloomily upon the smouldering fire. I knew that he bitterly feared some terrible disgrace for41re woman he loved. . .. . ,, -y.j-y I sat down ' beside ' him ' presently. "Did you get him off unseen, - Carl ?" ''Yes, thank Heaven ! I was all the time afraid, though, that he would col lapse on my hands- 1 got him across the ball into the servant's entry-ind so out by the rear entrance. It was only by great good luck that we met no one. I finally gof him home.. On the way he talked in a maudlin way about 'Kate,' but I paid little attention to him " And then Carl paused. . ; . 4-.- f "What is he to her, do you think 7" It was Carl's question. I had not flared te ask it. I gave no answer. Ia the pause that followed we both re called the voice and look offender pain with which she besought Carl not to hurt him, the unfaigned distress with which she sobbed out that she should die f shame if he were seen. "He is not ill look ng 1" I said at last : "not if he were the man ho was meant to be. There is really some thing uncommon about him. A fine natute in ruins." I added. 'Well," said Carl, sharply. JWby don't you say it out, Nelly ? You think he may be her husband ? So do I. Great heaven. A woman chained to a thing like that" , Thero was no word to be said, no consolation to offer. I could almost have wished Miss Aubusson at the bot tom of the sea before she had como to be the disturber of Carl's peace. We had not been without our troub les we two. But they were now only remembered sorrows, Carl had climb. ed into the sunlight of fame, and I sat by and shared the brightness. Nobody else had a right to be proud of hitn I wis prond of that, too. And I had toy paegs when the large, uosatituea na ture went out to seek another lovo than mine. But this selfish feeling died in prospect of trouble to Carl. What would I not have dooe to prove Miss Aubusson free and fit to mate with him? I dreamed of her in the brief, uneasy naps that filled the rest of the night. Her sweet, pathetic beauty was before me, tie sorrowful, tender passion of her voice in my ears. I was curious to meet her in the ' morning. I searched the proud, gentle face for any sign of shame or dishonor of her own. But I could not find it. And I had made up my mind that Miss Aobpsson was a vicarious sufferer, when Carl bent over me in passing, his azure eyes aflame. - "I am going to see her. I hve ask ed for a a interview, I shall know what is the spectre that haunts her," he said. Looking up at him, I could not help saying, impetuously, "God help yon if it is anything that. can come fcetwoen you and her J" For I saw that, for bet ter or for worse, he had given his whole soul into this woman keeping given it with that entire surrender that is on ly possible to such strong, selg-centered na'ures as his. ' I sat a while in the drawing room waiting, but Carl did not return. Then I went out to the studio, where I was accustomed to meet my class of young girls. All that morning there was a current cf thought tending towcrd Carl, underneath the careless, girlish chatter Carl was in the habit of looking in upon mo' almost every day ; sometime, we ate our lnnch together ? if it was only five minutes that he stayed, it made my day bright. I liked to get away from the prosaic details of my dai ly, work, and rise into Carl's world, fill ed with all beautiful forms of poesy. But to day he did not come at all, and the gray, sombre afternoon drew slowly to a close. As soon as I was free, I went home, and hastened up to the parlor. Carl was there, somo pretence of reading in his hands But he was only thinking. "Well, Carl !" . A shade crossed his face as he met my eager look. , - "It is all unsettled as yet I' he said hastily.- ' - .;( I was vexed and annoyed.. "Don't be impatient, Nelly ! I am to see her again to-night !" "But why to night ? Wby.does she hesitate? Why can't a woman put by coqnetry for once in her life ?" ' "There is no coquetry Be patient with ber, Nelly 1 Yon would if you could have seen her as I did." The wistful eyes, the-inexpressible tenderness in his voice, softened me. "How did she receive you ?" I asked "How did she receive rae ? .She came to the door to mcetme, and her voice fabtered through all shades of feeling as sne thanked me for what I did last night And then I told her. That was my vantage ground, you know. But I thought I dishonored mvself by accepting it, for sho coald not repulse me as she might have done if I had not placed her under obliga -tion to me. Something of this I said. And then I knew my avowal was not painful to hor, that she was proud and glad to owe anything to me. : But she said quite calmly, and ber luminous eyes looked up with sweet frankness that when I knew her history I might ( wish all this unsaid ; from what she knew of me she could cot deubt it would be so ; and here the color all flut tered out of her face. But she would not blame me. She wou!d not hlanie me, she repeated. Then she said she had an imperative engagement to-night, bnt she would return early, and I might come to her then. She would tell me all that I ought to know.' - ; "She has virtually owned that there is something to be concealed, that she is not the well-born, epulent, indpend ent lady thai we have all taken her to be.: - - "Don't croak, dear Nell ! She may be poor. I think she is. There was only a email fire in tho grate and Nor ine sat in a wilderness of sparkling shfeda and-'lighf, floating-- fabrics con verting old -.fashions into new ones. Miss Aubusson told me so, as a pretty apology for Norine's rudeness. The woman actually snubbed her mistress." "And Miss Aubusson?" . '"Only.aaid quietly that Norine l)ad been her mother's maid, and they were used to herhumOTS ,' - ' ' ' '" rA -French maid in her mother's time But what of the man who was here last night f" 1 "She grew pale and distressed at the bare mention of him, and said that, asleep or awake, he was nevar out of her thoughts'-never anything but a source of pain and forboding to her. And this she said with a sub that shook her from head to foot" A silence followed our talk. I read the' magazines ' quiet! v. -..-Cart pretend, ed to do the same. Bat 1 could see that his impationce was wearing upon him. His fine face was beautiful. with vivid color, his eyes preternatural ly bright. . ' Shall we go somewhere J" I said at length. Ob, thank you, Nelly! I should like it." We went out into the intense, win ter night. Sublimely calm, the con stellated heavens brooded over the rest less world. Unmindful of the crowds, we walked on, and tho benediction of the night fell upon us. . . "It is not what I want, though," said Carl, impatiently. "If I could work off this excitement somehow i But the glo ry of the night will only intei.s'fy it. Ah, Nelly, come, come in here !" "Go in here I Carl, are you crazy ?" He did not heed me. It was a second or third-rate thea ter. The great masses thronged here. Gammon fcrg were all around uyS ;some were gross faces that leered stupidly at us, dull souls not np to the finer forms of art, uncultivated natures that cheer ed the ranting actor, and went into raptures over the pert actresses who shunned tbair sex. The spacious house : was already crowded. Our beats were far down to ward the stage, where no innocent illu sions wero possible. The pasteboard, the tawdrincs of the scenes, the roaring billows of blue catuhric, the tinsel, the rouge aod powder, were nnmitigatedly obvious. The play was one of those quasi moral ones where the rascally he ro is overcome with contusion, and pi ously repents at the denouement, amid the vociferous applause of the galleries. But to-nigbt the galleries were inatten tive ; there was an occasional hits dur ing the long-drawn out 6cenes, and in the interludes shrill calls for somebody whose names I did not catch. They want Mademoiselle "again I- lost the name said -our next -neighbor to Carl, Tbo famous dantcuse, yojj know ! Never have seen her! Is - it possible ?" and the portly gentleman shrugged his thouldcrs in surprise and pity. v - '- ' - - You see this is her last night," he explained. "It was said that her en gagement was up, but she was persuad ed to appear once more. And'I eJiould think it roust be a temptation- -She earns fabulous., turns, l am l.old, for a woman. " ' . ,' 1 T . ' Carl sat silent through all this, his handsome face immobile. What he thought of the coarse people around us ; of the extraordinary toilettes; of tho ode girls who giggled and maneuvred to catch the eye of such a remarkably handsome man ; of the stale odors ; oj the cerulean lake upon the curtain which lacked the enchantment of dis tance, and showed crude and coarse ; of the gamboge sky and the two blotch es of purple that were meant for moun tains, I could .net guess, tor he neither looked at me nor spoke.' I think that Miss Aubusson's face came between him and all these things, supplanting their dreariness by her glorious beauty. . As I sat thinking that this was oar first contast with things of this sort, a ravishfngly-sweet melody stole out, low, delicate, sinuous, aerial, stilling every breath, alluring the pulsing through to silence, beguiling the senses, flowing now into subtle, silver - waves that rose and fell, and rose and fell, like pelluc id waters upon. 'some charmed shore;1 and rising falling, swaying - upon that thread of honeyed melody, borne as the wave bears the forth upon its bosom, the dan sense not a woman, but a fairy, no fairy, but-, embodied:, music her transparent,- snowy drapery haloing her like a cloud, her lily face shining out of a mist of golden hair, and so at last, when the eye and the car are enchain ed, drifting toward iho footlights, and bending in graceful obeisance bcloro the hundreds of adoring faces. "Great God!" The smothered cry leaped all unr wares from Carl's lips. . 1 The girl grew white as the laces that covered her throbbing' heart, and the dark, intense eyes fell as .by some ir resistible allurement upon us. It was Miss Aubussoir-1 There, under tha,t storm of coarse ap plause,' the target fqr those .bpld eyes, her exquisite grace, her rare .beauty on exhibition, profaned by the gazo ' of all the world, sold for money I A moment she bent before the won dering people, nothing alive ahout the white, rigid face except the luminous, fascinated e yes fixed upon 'Carl ; then, all at oneo, as the scene swam before our intense gaze, she seeoicd. to melt away from sight, .sinking to the floor in a snowy mist Carl sprung to his feci;' There was a quick, frightened cry from' behind toe t,uenes, a puuyi oi i.rux iu vue mc trer and, the.curtain wept swiftly down upon the excited, tumultuous audience. . I held Carl's hand fast. Jt shoeik like a leaf. lie did not seem to hear me. 1 was quite rorgotten. "Don't gov'-1 .entreated. "You ppuld net leave me J , Wait ! We shall soon know all." ' The hurried running to and fro be hind the eux tain had 'already ceased. A moment .and the manager; appear ed." ' 'Mademoiselle had only fainted nothing m'ore,-h9! aseufcd'thcHi'. The entertainment would jrc-ceed ' We did not hear. the rest. We both rose ; so, too, had half the people in. the theatre ; the aisles were thronged, and our egress was delayed. A3 we waited outside a moment while .the carriage drew up, we heard everybody talking about tho wondtrful denseuse. . , . Mademoiselle had' already1 driven away, and was lost to tbo public) it' was said- '" """.'."" ' Carl did not speak during our drive I too, was silent. The evanescent gleams from tho street lamps showed his countenance pa'e, calm all its phases, I could not read it now. ' -- When we reached the hotel, we went quickly to our own par'or. There was a pound cf movement in Miss Aubus eoo'0 ' attmenvfcf t Pro eritlyj i-lforine came out,, pattered along -the corridor, was absent a moment, -aud came pat tering rack again. ' Sball I go to her, Carl t If she is ill 1 may help her-'' '. . He gave me a quick, grateful lcok. "Thank you ! Go to her, Nelly. Beg her to mako use of me ; and if she is better, ask when she will see us " I intercepted Norine in the entry, expressed my sympathy, and offered my service. Then I waited for the an swer. It came quickly. . "Mees was qui:e recovered, and would see us presently.'' I went back and gave' my message to Carl. He stooped suddenly ta kiss me, but I caught the flash of tears in his eyes. ; "You won't forget me, then ? you won't turn me out of your heart for any nowcomer ?" I said, selfishly; for' in deed it was hard to lose him. "God bless you, Nelly ! Never ! But to think what a life sho must have had" "I know, Carl!', ' We walked up and down the. room together. Our intimacy was of that rarest kind ' that does not need many words to express it Wo had said scarcely anything more when Norine came to call us. ' Miss Aubusson -was -sitting at tho further side of the large room. She rose to receive us rose, but did not take a step forward. There- was a troubled, doubtful look in her eyes in her face a sweet, innocent pride that had yet a touching pathos. 'One -unjustly doomed might. have loyked so For' she beleived Ecntcnco had been already passed. She did not even hold out her band. " But vrhcu I kissed her, Carl led her gently to an easy cha:r, a soft flush kindled her.cb'eeks. "You are very good to me,' ehe sard tremulously. "I did not think you could be so. gpod.'.- i , .. ; - . - J sat down on a' has lock near by . Carl stood a little way off looking . at her. Her eyes searched his face eager ly : they could not have read anything there ominous er VOful j she could nob. fear to trust to .him. ; ' J -' But suddenly her eyes fell, and the hot blushes rose fast. - "You niU have guessed my - story," the said. - "You Lave s?en my father.- 'I had' to earn money for us both. I tried very hard, yet every day we got poorer and -poor cr so very . poor at the last. And then I found I could -dance presently I grew almost rich. I wanted to know what men and. women are who' are re fined and good, and so, with poor Nor ine to help mo, I - crept up -into the society that would have spurned me, knowing what I was. It was my Jit tie time of happines?, my life had been very hard. But, rh, I never meant you should see mo !'' she cried, her. calm ness for.-akingher.. ...... ..r . Her head .drooped, sho covered, her face wiih her hands. - There was much pitiful humiliation in her attitude tho burden of sorrow and shame lay so heavy upon her. She wept passionary- . - :- ' Carl bnt forward dew her bands away. ... - ... i "You will not tell them ?." she sob bed, shrinking from binw "You, will not tell thocs people who krpw me 7 1 have, done no harm : I was not asham ed to be among them ; . I have - kept myself ,un soiled by any evil." : - "My darling, dancing may be as holy as praying: God knows all.- . And He has sent you to me," said Carl. ; He took her in his arms, wondering, incredulous of her great happiness. I slipped away ; softly; closing' the door upon ihem, shutting myself, ouf into the loneliness, and went DacK to the parlor that had been the homo of Carl aod me never quite the same to me any more. ' . Agricultural. How to hav2 Healthy Grapes. In - ramming up the new' discoveries out of the year, Hovey's Magazine says : "The failure of the. grape crop has nat urally instituted inquiries as" to the cause, and although it is admitted that it has been from the late splin v. and jCcJd yet summer, the question arises if we may not secure a fair crop under such circumstances, which arc likely to recur again. Thus the West which last year suffered as the East has 'this have a pleptiful supply this year, never hetter, even the Catawba being quite free from rot-. This fact showd conclusively that moisture in excess is fatal to the grape ' crop, and knowing this, it wll bo the main object of the cultivator to guard against it. Wc cannot cpmbat with the season, but we can and should pursue such a course of culture as wiJJ not aggravate its effects. The lesson taught by this fact is, that we shqald avoid everything in grape culture which has a tendency to maintain an excess of moisture ground the roots. Deep trenching '. atd high manuring roust be discardedytxeept in thin and elevated localities,- and an abundant drainage supplied whieh will crry off ai quickly, as possible the surplus water. ' Sites should be select ed which have a gentle slope to carry away tho surface water before it can find its way through Tind -saturate tho earth ; coar?o materials arid satdy uost should be used when- the ground is flat, and all precautions taken to keep thq soil warm an.d dry. " The roofs will then have energy -and - vitality' enough to, throw off the mildew, which attacks only weaker vegetation, as;w,ejee it aU tacks the Delaware and weaker gWcing. sorts first.' 'A s 10 vineyards. 'lo be a sure success, they should be on side-hiUs as s they, are- in h Pleasant' Valley region" where th.o.: grapes,; wherever shown,. have carried off th 3 prizes thisycart" To Measure Grain. It is conven-, ient to farmeta at'dcropjers at this season to have en easy and correct mla by which to measure corn in cribs. Here is one .- Havir g leveled lbe corn in the crib mersare iho' 'Irngt?i, breadth;. and depth, and mu t ply them together,. and deduct oriftILn.hf 6d job slave the- number" of bushels' in tbe'eaf for shell-, ed corn take OBe half of this- To ba s ii t'y : correct, odd half :a, i bushel to' every one hucdredv : Farmers who are fond of ciphering can test tho correct-s ncss of this rule by taking 172 solid, inches for a foot, and 2150 inches ia a bushel and see that the latter is nearly one fifth larger than the former. Poultry Houses, Eg;s, and hens' tao, will be scarce, if the poultry house, is infested with"rermfn'E,8tirhoTringr water over the roofs,'1ind fTndeedi into every crack of the building, and if you can, wash clean with.' strong roop' sadi and when this is done, , whitewash' the!) the whole. '. f Catch the fowls" an.d rub , a littlo grease under the wing1, on the : headJ and touch various place? pn the'' with it. The fowls-will amply- body. Ir repay pcru- have you tor? keeping, , their. house pulously. clean. i SwEsny in Horses, Wo used the following liniment with per- . feet success, and have never known.it' -fail in any of -the numerous ; cases of sweeny to which we have seen it applied. We think it may be considered, a. , per-, .tain cure, unless in instances' cf v vely, long standing -J where ' nothing5' ""can succesfully reach it : - Alcohol, I J gills; turpentine. dS hartshorn,. Ii do; sweet oil, i do; oil' of organ am,. 4 j do.;" oil of wormwood, of organutn, - do.;' oil of worm wood, J of an oucco. ' - The above mixture is to bo' applied twice a day to the parts affected, care fully, as wherever it comes in contact with the skin, the bair ' is, temporarily removed. Keep the part well greas ed if it becomes sore, and after a few, days -applications,' drop off twice a day to once in two or three days, until the liniment is csed up. Stock Journal Keep TgE Cattle and Colts obt, ofYour Meadows It ia . .vetf.bad economy o allow stock to . . crop . the. meadows in early .spring.'." $f.6c)iL will; tramp up arid pack the wet noil,; and their track man be traced -the: wholo , season.-: Besides, it js vfjyr, detrimental to the grass,. . ,lhe hrst growth . is al-( ways the most. vigorous,. because of the. spring rait) s f if this is' cropped, 'most grasses start' "ogam ' Ironi t the- tool. This makes the hey' .crop, . later j aed always diminishes Iho i. aggregate, to a. much greater extent ahan ;tlie , benefit afforded' to stock by a half bite of early grass. " - '." u The best way we can 'jefommarid, ia jo pay especia' attention to stock, by. , giving the very hest hay, rootplran or meal, and keep' them front grass .' until they can gelfullbitefiaTie-" j The Potato Baa. As tho period, for this Iroublesbmefnsloct'fo begin its devastations is near at band, we calTat tention -of farmers to tho follwiiig'cm cdies, which have been tried ' arid prcnounced higVy 8ioc69fur.y''";.' , t " 1st. Take haU' a bushel of saw dust and a j int of. coal oil ; mix-iwell, and sow broad cast over tho", .potato . hills. Repeat the dose it the' bugs make 'their.' appearance at any' subsequent ''period-, 2d. Make' a' weak' brine1 bf -'common salt and water ; sprinkle tho brino .on., the vines after sun -et ; bnt - 4ake ' care not to put on too much, or the tops will Wilt. . Z. : -. f - ," '( -i: .!iH ' i Either of tho - .ah.oye'tpaedie$Lwill drive off. the potato bug ! during ..tho entire season. r:?oif a i b.u How TO Trot, Balk. - nOR6ES f If yon bitfe balky horses, U .is -yoir own fault, and tot the horses', for. jit' they do not pull truo tbcro Lis ,fl.-ino pause for it ; and if, you wilj remove the caus", tho! effect will cease, Whcn your borse balks," be is,, exci'cd,,. and does not know what yon want hiui to do. When ho gets a. little excited, stop, him five or ten minutes'? fet ' him become calm ; go lo him, pat him, ' and speak gently to him ; and as soon as die "is over his excitement, ho will, in ' nino cases out of ten, pnll- ati tho word.. Whipping, swearing and slashing : only makes the matter worse. : After' -you r have gentled him a while, and. his, eci,tcmcnt has cooled - cowd, take hjm . by the bit turn him each way;foti a few minutes a far as-you can ; puljl oup tho tongue ; gentle him a little ; unrein'. hiro;t hen step before him and let the other horse start first ; . then .you can' . take hitn anywhere you wish. A balky horso is a'.ways high spirited and starln quick ; half the pull is but before . him the other starts first. ' If a horso jhaa been badly spoiled, you should .hitch him to an empty wagon, and' jnll it around on level grounl ; then put on a small load, and increase it it 'gradually',' caressing ai before, and in a short, time you can have a good work horse. American Farmer. ' ; Slioiiiln-r for Pcndlofon' at . (6 Itepnblican WnrrtTMceiiiig ' There was a very 'warm contest in , Cleveland last Friday evening at the . Republican Ward meetings . between;' the friends of Mason and Parsons, con. t testing candidates for the .Republican Congressional nomination in the Eigh-. tecnth District, and the conseqpepee was a large turn out. Parsons parried the Fifth', ' Sixth, Eigthod : Tenth Wards. We learn that, .when the re sult was announced in the Fifth Ward,' three cheers were given for George IJ. ' Pendleton, and not one for' the spcccE'S' ful candidate. 1 i i .