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ATTOKS EV S. fOIf El IIIPPLE, Attorjr at Law, I INO. 1, second floor, w uiianu uioen. J J. ( LOVE K, Attorney t Law, . No. 4 8econd Floor, Williams' Block. Julyl, TOif FM. JOY, Attorney t Law u . Notary Public, Delaware, Ohio. Olhoe with Keid fc Powell. jet-Smos D HriUPHBETS, Attorns v at Law . and Noiarj Public. Office in Wolfley's over btrausa' Ciothinjz Htora. jalylotf POPPLETOH Mr K I, ROY, Attorn, eys at Law Delaware, Ohio. Will attend promptly to all lesfaj business intrnitted to their care In Delaware and adjoining coun ties. M. w. FOPPLrrox. c. ir. kIlbot. W 1 E1D POWKLL. Allor urtat Law. XV Delaware, Ohio. Will oromDtlT attend to all leal business Intrusted to their care In Delaware, Union. Franklin, Marion and Morrow eountiea. Attention will be given to practice in Probate Court, and to the col lection of bounty, back pay and pensions. Otnoe, Weet side Sandusky street, near coun ty olfloe. feblo 'T7-t CBOCKERT 4k 6L1SSW1RB. T .COS, Dealer tm Crocktrr. (SUa. ware. taiicv ) .. v 1 i.r ,i . , 3 Delaware County National Bank zarM CLOTH1SO. nEIKOLDS efe fHAJ It, Dealers In IV Cloths. (JjUNfmArm 4-rtta' (t'lii-mehln.. '-i ...... - A., L . . V " .1 , ... . 2 STERN, Dealer in Clotnlng, Hats, J . Caps, Trunks, Oenta' Furnishing Uoodii, to.. No. 20 Mala Ht. uiriornS DMCOtJISTS. ?J LTBRiSD CO., DseeeuoH H. 3.1. Starr, No. 5 Williams Block, dealers n DruKs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnish, uoiioot lav sjav DHT GOODS. BAKKIi, STI MOKOjr fe CO., Whole sale and Retail dealers In Foreien and Domestic Dry Ooods, Notions, Carpew, fec.. No. 1 Williams Block, Delaware, Ohio. GROCERS. DOSAV1H fc POTWIJ, Orsctra, ap. poslte the Post Offloe. EW. LITTELL A HON, Dealers In Family Groceries and Provisions. Al ways on hand, Coifee, Teas, Kuears, Klour, Pork, Dried Beef, Hams, Shoulders, Molas ses, Syrups, 4o. Location, one door south of Miller's Block. XeuW 'tn BIHOWaJIG. M. L. STARR," ft doors below Amer ican House, dealer In Builders Hard ware, Mechanics Tools, Farm and Garden Implements. Heeds, Pumps, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Window Glass, Cut lery, c. Stock largo, and entirely new. apr!5tf CC.CHAHBERLAIN t CO., lrla . ware. Ohio, dealers lu Hard ware, Cut lery 4 Tools also, dealers In Agricultural Implements, lieapine and Mowing Machi nes, Threshing Machines, Plows, Harrows. &c, te. C. C. Chamberlain. J. II. HsmphiiS. CD. POTTER . c., Templar Hall, . Dealers in Iron, Nails, Glass, House Building Materials, Farmer's and Mechan ic's Toois, Paints, Oils, Varnishes and Hard ware Generally, lanll '7 JEWELERS. CPLATT, No. 3 Williams Block, . dealer In Fine Watches. Jewelrv and silver Ware. Agent for the Howe Hewing MACHINIST. JA. BURN HAM, Machinist, Pattern and Model Maker, City Foundry, East n xiiiaiu street, Delaware, u. apiJti PHOTOGRAPHERS. 1" A. BEACH, PRACTICAL PHO. . tographer, over J. Hyatt di Co.'siStore. DHIG6ISTS. City Drat Storc.mr &andusky and . William NtieetM. l.,.lr In Drue, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Lamp. 4c. Junes, '70-ly PHYSICIANS. D RS. L. A L. S. BARNES, Horareo- pathists. wm attend to calls in town orcouniry. -Office in Ly brand's Pdock. ueiaware, Ohio. Jeiltf Dl lt. J. V. HESS has removed hi. Office tA thf ftr I 'it v lli-n. M,n WillD.m street, where he mav Iw onKufti as heretofore. Special attention given to the treatmeut of all Chronic LUsea-es, Fe male Weakness, also the Eye and Ear. mayl3tf DR. J. H. "WHITE, Physician and Sureeon, can be found three doors south of the Postofflce, where he has permanently established his office aud residence, mntl DR. JOHN A. LITTLE oflers hla pro. fessioual services to the peoplo of Dela ware and vicinity, hoping by prompt and aithful attention to business to merit and eceive a fair propertion of patronage. TINWARE, .c. CB. CRONKLETON, Hanutartar . er of Tinware, and dealer In all kinds 8toveB. 3 doors east Williams Block. MARBLE WORKS, JH. GRIFFITH, D aler In Amerl- can and Italian Marble, opposite the O. W. University, Delaware, O. Statues, Mon uments. Urns, Vases, Mantles, Cabinet and Counter Slabs, executed from the bes7 liana and choicest marble. prii-ti FIXAJWCIAIa. DEPOSIT BAIVKLVG CO., American House Block. Casn Capital and Beat Estate SISO.OOO. STOCKHOLDERS r n. W. rUMPH KEY, Prof. W. G. Williams, W. T. Wa-.son, H. A. Welch, J. J. Shck, J . H. Mendeshall, W. P. Heid. H. M. Carper. T. E. Powell, Wm. M. Wakbis, A, Lybrand, E. R. Thompson, J.B.Van Dksan, John Brundige. WILL pay Interest on Deposits, on and utter May 1, 18, as follows : 4 per cent, per annum, if left 60 days to 6 months: 6 per cent, per annum, if left 6 months and over, payable on demand. Also, Loan Money, buy and sell Notes, Exchange. Gold and Silver, Coupons, Government Secur ities, fco., fec. w U. 8. Revenue Stamps for sale. Drafts on England, Ireland, Scotland, Paris, Havre, and all parts of Germany, for sale. Offloe hours from 8a.rn.to4p. m. H. A. WELCH. H. W. PUMPHREY, Cashier. President. apM 68 tf FIR SI lYATIOIYAIi BANK, Delaware, Olilo, Second Building South American House. RECEIVES Deposits, Loans Money, buys and sells exchange, and Gold and Silver, and does a General Banking, Ex change and Collection Business. Also deals lu all kinds of Government Securities. GOVERNMENT BONDS constantly on hand and for Rale. B. POWERS, President. May II. '66tf W. E. MOORE. Cashier. DELAWARE COUNTY NATIONAL RANK, First Building South of American Mouse, Delaware, Oblo. RECEIVES Denos.1, Loans Money, buys and sells Exchange Gold 'and Sil ver, and does a General Banking Business. GOVEXJSMEJVT SECURITIES for sale. Will pay Interest on Deposits as follows : 4 per cent, per annum if left 60 days, 6 per cent, per annum if left 4 months, 6" per cent. Ser annum if left 6 months and over, paya le on demand. 4T REVESUK STAMPS FOR SALE H. Williams, Pres't. s. Moore, Cash. ,auuaij 49, i ooi 1 1 . DRESS MAKIXG, &c. Ladies ! Ladies !! Ladies !!! Vroi will find it to your advantage luvnii hi BiftjvAiis tsc- We's ana examine their Snrintr Atirir nf Tiwn Hats, Zlower, Laces, Bow and. Sash Mibbons, ikC, before PurchaHinor a 1 ha xb h Thou have fitted CD and am nnar a-in i-tH r a handsome room on the first floor in thaj better bargains than before. -. Dresses made in the very latest style and on Short notice. Remember the place IS-rana' Block, aumu iuhiu aw- aprjo-u FARMERS. DONAVIir A POTWIW wast live . Hundred Turkevs delivered at their 17th nd lsth of this mouth for ZnA " 117 wlu P"y tne highest price. Call w .uu,. nov-ii-u SPECIAL NOTICE To all who have machinery to Repair, &c. I ?"n" . andnrpb'inrlry'TnaTT have taken the Shop recently occupied f b v Burnham, Miller Co., (known as the Cit? Foundry , and am prepared to give promnt attention toall work Intrusted to me p Patterns and Models made to order Cast iK 1 cmSS fcTi furnls'ied on 8hort - apr22tf J.A.BVRNHAM. V OL. LII. FRESH TEAS. FRESH arrival of" Choice Teas l..t received at the Delaware Countv Tea Depot. iajiavijn PUT WIN. Agents. nov-n-tr FOR SALE. Four Acre Lot for Sale. SITTJ A TEDon the Mtrrivlllt pike vltmn tha mrnnratfnn timlr l, ,i be sold in one oiece or will henivirfoH .ml sold in two low of two acres each. 'with a splendid rmlldint; siteon each lot. For fdr- trier particulars call on the undersigned at iue x- emaie voiiege. oct-i-6wt J. A. RAMEY. FOR SALE! 0 TE5 TEARS TI3IE. The new two story house with French roof, sitnatd on Handuky street, opposite me .ourc nonse. ana containing 17 roomw. elegantly finished. Marble mantles In the parlors. Di nine room .0 feet lone. Oaf throughout the building. Is well adapted for a hotel, hoard iDu-house or private uweiiing. raia property win oe sola at a low rate and a credit of b-n (10) years will oeiven. xi not soia soon win ne for rent. Septum 1 ME8.E.T. BICHAKDSON, FOR SALE. CHOICE WESTERS LAXDS, Desirably located ; Also, Farming Lands, In Delaware County ; and CITY LOTS & RESIDENCES, lu Delaware, at prices ranging From 250 to ST,00. By A. R. GOULDS Keal Estate Agent and Conveyancer, febll-tf THE RICHEST FAKHIC LAXDS IN THE WORLD. 1,000,000 ACRES FOR SALE TO ACTUAL 8KTTI.ERS. Ieoslo Valley, Kansas, Ukios Pacific Railroad Co., Southerh Branch, cabs how Rtjnnjho. The Lands now offered by this Company are situated mainly within twentv lnile on eacn stue of ine road, extending on hundred- and seventy miles alonit the NE OSHO VALLEY the richest, finest, and moi inviting valley for settlement in the west. Oue-thlrd of the labor reonlred In the East in the culture of form will insur here dooiiie the amount or crops. For orchard-, grape culture, and small fruit in general, it is unfQualed. BUILDING MATERIAL AND FENCING of every variety and in great abundance. 8TO "K RAISING. The rich native grass-e-of the prairies and bottoms, with the large ara of unoccupied lands. In connection with ihe dry, mild, and open Winters, pre sent uuequaled advantage for the raising of cattle, sheep aud horses. DAIRYING. In such a country, with ranges for stock unrestricted and pasture limitless, the production of butler and cheese must be profitable. FRCIT-GHO WING is one of the special ties, as demonstrated by the Gold Medal awarded to the State of Kansas by the Pennsylvania State Horticultural Soclet for "a collection or fruits unsurpass ed FOR SIZE, BEAUTY. AND FLAVOR." THE CLIMATE AND IIEALTH of Kan sas are unequaled These, indeed, ar among Its chief excellences, and are rec ommendations for settlement. PRICES OF LAND.--From S2 to 3 per acre ; credit of ten (10) years time. TERMS OF SALE. One-tenth down at time of purchase. No payment the second jear. One-tenth ev-ry year after until completion of payments,, with anuual In- I terest. THE HEAD LAND OFFICE Is located at JUNCTION CITY. To all purchasers ol lands free tickets from this point are given over the Road. For further information, address ISAAC T. tOODXOW, Laud Commissioner, Neosho Falls, Kansas. sept9-3m. REAL ESTATE AGEC1. KC4L ESTATE BROKER, Conveyancer AND lYotary Public, Office i LYBRAND BLOCK, Delaware, Onto. CoUectlone, Tax-paying, Purchase and Sale ot Lands, And all LtXD AGESCT HTSIXESS Promptly attended to. Will make DEEDS, MORTGAGES.LEASES and all instruments of writing gen erally used in ordinary busi ness transactions. Prompt attention given to Collections, feblS, '7tf EDUCATION AKi. 18GS. 1870. OHIO RAINESS COLLEGE ! DELAWARE, OHIO. A. Complete, Thorough and Systematic Com mercial College and Writing Institute, for Educating Young Men, Boys and Ladies for Business, or Teachers of Penmanship. Cost of Tuition One-third less than In most other Inst itutions of the kind. Circulars containing terms. 4c. sent free on receipt of a three-cent stamp. In addition to the Commercial and "Writ ing Departments, there is in this College, from the loth of April until the loth of Sep tember, a NORMAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, for Teachers to pursue the stndies requisite in Common Schools, in connection with thorough Instruction in Penmanship. Young Teachers will find this lust the plat to qualify themselves for a high standing in their profession. For further particulars call at the College or address J. w. SHARP, apr22, '70-iyr Proprietor. EXAMINATION NOTICE. School Examiner's Notice. THE School Examiners of Delaware county will meet, during the year 1870, " luociBuauiiuuii 01 leacners, at tne toi lowing places and times, namely : At the CENTRAL SCHOOL HOUSE, In Delaware, on February 26ib, March 5th, 19th and 2th. April 9th, 16th and 2id, May 7th and 21st. September 34th, October 1st, 15th aud 2tfth, November 12th and 2nth, December 10th. At the School Bouse, In Sisbubt, Octo ber 8th. They will also examine applicants on the last Friday of the Session of the County Teacher's Iustltute. No certificate is granted nnless the appli cant Is "qualified to teach all the branches Damea in tneiaw: namely: Orlhoarranhv Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, Eogltfch Grammar; and possesses an ad equate knowledge of the theory and prac tice of teaching." Examinations will commence at 10 o'clock, a. m , and close at 2 o'clock p. m. : aud no applicant will be admitted after 11 o'clock. '1 he exercises will be conducted as far as possi ble In writing. Each candidate is requested to bring paper and pencil, and a stamped envelope addressed to himself, in which the certificate awarded will be mailed 10 mm, or notice or failure. , . J. S. CAMPBELL, February 18. 1870.-tf Clerk, COAL. NEW COAL YARD. W. n. CLARK, General Dealer in Coal. HAS opened a new Coal Yard near the Railroad, directly north of the De pot. Orders may be ten at the Grocery Store of Galleherand Plerson, or at the office on utjpui street. sepiO ootf RENRIE E. RUCK, Successor to Hills db Buck,) DEALER IN UOCIUX6, MASSIKXON ANTHRACITE COAL, Sewer Pipe and Drain Tile Office CITY MILLS. Orders left with J. Hyatt 4 Oiled promptly. Co. -will be tan2Stf ..CJ! MISS AITIIEA'S RUBBERS. "This is the best of bleaching weather. I expected you'd have as much as two webs o' cloth out by this time. Either you ain't going to have another weddin' this fall, or mebbe the sheets and pillow cases are all made," said Miss Althea Pratt, sidling in at our south door in a half-way manner peculiar to her, as if she never could fully commit herself to anybody's company. "Three weddings in three years ought to last a long time," said mother, not without a dash of pride in the matter. "This is such a dreadful marrvinfr family. I thought you might have found someDoay tor bylvie by this time." I really haven t thought to look for anybody. The other girls slid into mar riage, and homes of their own, almost before I knew it." "So Sylvie am t quite ready for her slide ; maybe she needs a little pushing. i uiougni a a just arop in to tell you that it's the fashion now to make pillow cases rather skimpin', and then have great square covers, ruffled all around. and a big letter worked in the middle. You have to take 'em off, and fold 'em up very carefully, before you so to bed. When I was in Boston, brother Liohalet's v. . A m .. .: . i. v : r . i i , , luui hiiu a uik j in me miauie . it mignt nave stood tor Pratt or pillow, i couian t say tor a surety which, and I wouldn't ask her for no money." Miss Althea is perfectly aware that I. otherwise Sylvie, am standing at the pantry-window, out of her sieht. but within hearing of every word she says. She knows, too. that Steven Frazar is leaning against the windowsill outside, taking eggs from my hands as I oass out to him half a dozen at a time. He always takes our eggs to market with those from his own farm, because moth er is a widow, and has to depend on neighborly kindness for such small lifts toward living. Steven is very serious and business like counting over the eggs, but his lips quiver a little with merriment over Miss Althea s pillow-cases. He is truly very handsome. I have tried for years to convince myself that he has the com monplace look of all the other men I know my sisters' husbands as well as the rest, men that I don't care to look at twice, but I can never do it. Steven's eyes have a shining depth, his features mobility and a story-telling quality that I can find in no other face. I think Miss Akhea is funny, too, and why can't he look up and share his appreciation with me ? But he never does look uo or iuok aown wnen i expect it he is the most disappointing of men. "bylvie, said Miss Althea, puttine her head into the pantry like some long necked bird, "I foreet just where vou come in the family. Is it you or Sophie that's twentv-nve ?" "Neither," said I, with a needless nap in my voice. "Sophie is the eldest of us all, and she is just twenty-four." "Well, to be sure, you have all such a mature look, so settled down like, that it's hard to guess your ages." A little gust of wind banged the door in Miss Akhea's face, just at this point of her discourse, and she seemed to recognize the hand of fate, for she suf fered it to remain shut. "By-the-wav," said Steven, looking ud when he had laid the last egg carefully in the basket, "when shall we have oar wedding, Sylvie ?" A great lump rose m mv throat, the row of milk pans swam before my eyes. "Not till we have had the wooing, if you please," I managed to say, in a steady voice, and rushed into the' kitchen without looking back. I heard his waon-wheels sound faint and fainter in the distance, with a crush ing sense of disappointment, though I could not in reason expect him to leap ui il tuc paairy winuow, ana insist on a better answer to his question, in the face and eyes of Miss Althea. To tell the truth, there was very little reason in the matter, anyway, when you come to sift it. If you will believe it, Steven had never spoken a word of love to me in his life, and then sprung that merciless question on me, all at once, about our wedding. I knew him well enough to be certain that he was thoroughly in earnest. It was the condensed crystal of many thoughts that he had uncovered before my eyes so suddenly. "Rou didn't keep him long," said Miss Althea. "I euess it was the wind after all, that shut the pantry .door in my face. I didn't know but you might have done it with a long handled skim mer or somethin', so's to have a crack with Steven, but I could have told you 'twan't no use. There's no palaver about him. A gal's a gal to him, and nothin' else." "A primrose on the river's brim A yellow primrose was to him, And it was nothing more," - I muttered under my breath. "What's that ?" said Miss Althea. "I ain't deaf, only you talk so thick." "A bit of poetry, that's all." "Oh, I thought you'd heard about them Primrose girls ; they do say that Steven Frazar is kind of hankering after Livy. She took the first premium, ten dollars, for her butter at the last cattle show, and she makes all her own gowns and bonnets." "They look so !" said I, spitefully, for Miss Althea always did bring my bitter streak to the surface. "Looks ain't everything, Sylvie, tho' it's done a good deal for your family. The Frazars always look out for wives that can turn off a good day's work. Steven might have been kind o' senti mental when he was young, say sixteen or thereabouts ; but he comes of timber that hardens as it grows old. If you could get him, Sylvie, you'd do better than all your sisters." "I hope you won't put any such no tions into her head till after house-cleaning," said mother, with one of her low, billowy laughs, which always exasper ated Miss Althea. She never showed more than four teeth in a wiry smile. "No need to put 'em in ; they're in the grain with all your girls ; but I'm a-wastin' of precious time. I only run over for a minute while them pillow cases was on my mind." "Don't be in haste ; your cat won't be lonely," I said, with a pretty sarcasm worthy of Miss Althea herself. I was ashamed of it before her scant skirts were out of the doorway. "You have too much patience with her ; it ceases to be a virtue," I said, answering the reproach in mother's eyes. "You don't even resent the slights she puts upon 'your girls.' " "That's because she has none of her own ; it's the pity of it that smoothes my feathers when they begin to bristle," said mother, gently. "We were girls to gether, Althea and I, and you don't know what manner of woman might have stiffened into if J had lived on toast and tea all these years, and lain awake on winter nights to hear the wind blow round a lonely house." "Mother," I said, dashing sideways at the subject which rilled my thoughts, "do you think some women are preor dained from the beginning of the world to be old maids ?" "It may be so, but I am sure that no woman was ever single except by her own choice ; there comes to every wo at least one chance of marriage, if she have the presence of mind to grasp it." love ? I am twenty-two, and no one ever said, 'I love you.' " "Some things go without saying," said Steven Frazar, appearing suddenly at the south door. "I went off and left the eggs after all, and so came back for them. I have overheard no treason ex cept Sylvia's last speech. Does every man have one chance of marriage, too ?" "Yea, verily, Steven ; one chance of somebody loving him for himself, let, VVV DELAWARE, him be ever so awkward and disagree able. "That's good news," said Steven "I've half a mind to tell you a story, said mother, meditatively. "With all my heart; the esss can wait." You know what a-rough husk my brother Shubael wears to all the world but you may never know the warm heart that he hides under it. He was always like that from a boy, but he used to suf- ter from the most intolerable bashful- ness. He was in a flame if a girl looked at him ; if she spoke, his tongue clove to the roof of his mouth. I never pitied anybody so much in my life, it seemed to ine that he only needed to begin pay attention (as the phrase is) to some nice girl in particular to find out that there is very little in any woman to make a man atraid ot her. i lay in wait lor Shubael s opinions, till I discovered that he had a faint likine: ior a giri wno was every wnit as bashful as himself. It was impossible for either to go halt way. 1 was foolish enoueh to take the girl into my plot, which dazed what wits she had whenever Shubael went near her, and all the more be cause she really preferred him to any one else. "I worked his courage up to the stick ing point oi asking ner to let him go nome witn ner one dark meht from 'quilting,' and was describing my suc cess to your father, as we were taking me longest way nome, when bhubaei passed us alone, walking" very fast. "I knew my plan had fallen through when I caught sight of his whimsical face. 1 had invented the mildest of formulas for him to use. and he declared that he marched up to her like a martyr to ine stake, and repeated it without the least mistake. And what do you think she said ? 'No, I thank you ; I've got rubbers. Then Shubael fled, and never drew breath till he was safe at home. He laughed till the tears ran down his face, at himself and her, but from that day to this he has let all women severely alone. If she had had her wits about her that one night, he might have made her happy all her life, instead of both growing more rugged and stiff necked till they die. They had their chance and lost it. Did she never have another ?" asked Steven, with manly curiosity. "JNotto my knowledge. Shehaslived alone, with only a cat for company, with so little business of her own that she must perforce mind other people's, and iney aon t like it. You must make one exception to your rule, mother. It is impossible that any one should have ever held out the ghost of a chance to Miss Althea. She was an old maid in her cradle." "My dear Sylvie, it was Althea Pratt, and no other, whose unlucky rubbers made your Uncle Shubael an old bach elor. Her cheeks were as pink, and her tongue no sharper than yours, in those old times when we were girls together." "Come, Steven, take the eggs and go your way, and don't entice me to be telling love-stories at this time in the morning." Mother went into the pantry, and that same little puff of wind, or one like unto it, shut her in. I felt Steven's eyes like hot sunlight on my face, but his voice was steady as possible. "I think I remember asking you a question half an hour ago, Sylvie." "And have you forgotten mv answer ?" It would have been an immense relief just then to have twisted the corner of my apron, but I meant to jbe composed and ladylike, if I had perished in the attempt ; so I kept my hands clasped on the table, and held hard. "You cannot have meant that we have no wooing. I saw long ago that you possessed every quality that I de sire in a wife." . The boldness of this speech so cold, so unimpassioned was more than I could endure. "You should look longer still before you leap. There may be many others who have every quality that you desire in a wife. Olivia Primrose is the very pattern of a farmer's helpmate. I may iulVe a streak of sentiment that would not do credit to the choice of a Frazier." I had meant to be sarcastic in the ex treme, and Steven only threw back his head and laughed. "I don't take your words to heart, Syl vie, because the trail of Miss Althea is over them all. She has been telling you that I proposed to Miss Primrose, and she rejected me, purposing to give her life wholly to the making of butter." "I know better. Olivia would never refuse you." "Ah, that puts me in hope again ; if you think other women would be willing to take me, with the Frazar farm thrown in, you cannot altogether have cast me out of your own synagogue." . My lips began to tremble. I could not command them long to speak the words which came in a torrent. The garish daylight, my calico gown, and Steven's thick boots all these com mon things nipped any romance there might be about the subject of our talk, and wove a spell of silence about me. If he had so much as offered to touch my hand, or even my dress, I could, perhaps, have probed his seeming care lessness, and, by some lucky circumlo cution, divined whether he was choos ing me for a housekeeper, as the Fra zars chose their wives, or as that other part of himself, without which his life would ever be lame and incomplete. The clock ticked a great many times as I sat motionless under his eyes, in wardly torn with yearnings for that one word of love which never came. "You have nothing to say to me, just now ?" he asked at last. I shook my head. He made one step forward, and it seemed to me he half put out his arms, then turned suddenly on his heel, and went away. "You'd better stop here to tea on your way home," called my mother, from the pantry window, but she got no answer that was audible to me. What did I care for the Frazar farm, or doing better than my sisters ? What I hungered and thirsted for was love in such measure as should bring Steven to my side, and mnke him blind to the ex istence of all other women, though I I were the veriest incapable that ever a man bound like a millstone about his neck. I would have taken him just as cheerfully, and worked for him all my days, if he had been a helpless cripple. He knew that I loved him ; he must of ten have read the dreadful fact in every line of my face, when he had given me one of his unexpected up-looks. Steven and I had fallen into a danger ous habit of watching each other very early in life. He was my balance by which to weigh other men. When he went away to school and college, I gave him up for lost. Then his father died, and he came home to spend his life on the old farm. Many people called it a sacrifice, but he professed never to have had any other intention. "A little learn ing" did not prove "a dangerous thing" when applied to crops. It was rather a pleasant thought, after all, when I came to digest it, that "I have every quality which is desired in a wife ;" but if I had lacked one or two of the useful ones, would he have love enough in his heart to supply their place ? There was the rub. Mother looked in and found me sitting as Steven had left me. I started up with a blush worthy of Uncle Shubael. "There are the early apples to sort," she said, suggestively. "To be sure," said I, "and I'm the woman to sort them so thoroughly that there won't be one left for seed." It was just like her to send me and my perturbation to have it out together in f?rv rWi OHIO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1870. some shady corner of the yard. I did my duty vigorously by the ap ples, but I kept up a terrible thinking witnai now Steven t razar had walked home with me from singing-school, about a month before this time, in the most delicious moonlight, without so much as offering his arm, or pausing a moment under the apple-tree, to lengthen his good-bye. If he had such a thing as a wedding on his mind, then was the time of all others to mention it. And a week later, when there was no moon, but one see could the Pleiades "Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled In a stiver uraiu, -he had taken me in his beach-wagon to a party at a distant farm-house, eoine in the afternoon and returning in the most perfect of mellow evenings. tie had seemed so much more con scious of my existence than usual on that afternoon, that hope dawned in my my heart that he would speak that night if ever he meant to do so. We were driving through a belt of odorous pine woods, talking with "flash es of silence," when we overtook a wo man driving a laggard, horse, and work ing her passage with the whip. She spoke to Steven, and proved to be one or his neighbors, going to watch with a sick sister. "I'll take you there in Jialf the time. if you'll get in with us, and send your boy back with your team," said Steven, almost eagerly. 1 he woman (could it be that she was really a woman so to dash my cup of happiness from my hps ?) accepted the offer readily. Her sister might have been sick as "Simon Peter's wife's mother;" but if she had ever known "A dearer one Still, aud a nearer one Yet than all other," she would have clung to her wagon, and let us go on our way alone. I realized, however, before 1 had poured out all my vials f wrath on her. that it was Steven who had made the offer and betrayed his total indifference to the sweet loneliness which had been gathering round us among the pines. 1 am glad 1 had the grace to make talk with the troublesome old woman, and to listen with interest to the whole course of her sister's illness, from the very first symptom. I had my reward when Steven lifted me down at our gate, and she said : "You're your mother's own gal ! You hain't never let me feel that two's a company and three's a crowd !" Steven had walked up the long path with me to carry my shawl, and might have said just a word then a woman can live long on only a word, if it be loving enough but he almost threw the shawl across my arm, and ran down the path as if he were glad to be well rid of me. As I "piled Ossa on Pelion" in my thoughts against the possibility of his loving me as I desired to be loved, the forenoon wore away, and the apples were sorted. Mother racked her brains after dinner to keep me busy. One would have thought her a step-mother of the most grinding type ; but I thanked her in my heart. There comes Steven again," she said, as sounds of approaching wagon wheels came in at the open window. and brother Shubael with him. You had better set the table now, Sylvie." "Come in, Steven, come in, said Uncle Shubael, in that high, rasping tone that one gets living alone. "You can have a little peace in this house, now Lucretia has married off three of em ; and SylrieV quiet enough, if you let her alone ; -Imt if you go to stir her up too much, she's as peppery as any of the lot." "Why, Sylvie! said mother, when we sat down to the table, "where were your wits ? You've put on white cups and gilt saucers." Her ribbons will always match, wheth er her dishes do or not, you may depend on't," said Uncle Shubael. It promised to be the whitest of moon lit evenings, when Uncle Shubael push ed back his chair, and declared his in tention of going home without loss of time. "I always go to bed early when there's moon." he said, "so's to be out of temptation. If a man ever makes a fool of himself, you may be sure that he will do it by moonlight," "And how is it with women r said mother. Humph ! Moonlight or sunlight's all one to them, I reckon." Mrs. Povser said 'she would never deny that women were fools the Al mighty made them to match the men," put in. "Who's Mrs. Poyser ? Does she live in these parts ?" No." Glad to hear that. There's enough sharp-tongued women about here now. without any more moving in. Old Candase knew best, said motn "She said 'Men was nat'ally fool ish ; but they was a great deal better than nuffin.' " Please convince Sylvie of that doc trine, said Steven, "while I go home ith Uncle Shubael, for safety s sake. They went away together, and noth ing would do, but mother must have out the Spectator, and hear me read aloud till bedtime, while I was longing to sit on the doorstep, and pile up agony in the moonlight. It came to pass alter that day, that six mortal weeks dragged out their slow length, without my once seeing Steven rrazar. Sophie's two children came down with the measles, and I, being the only single sister, was, of course, drafted for nurse. She mentioned once, as I was sitting in the darkened room, bathing a little fevered head, that Steven had stopped at the door, and left a message from mother, but she had said I was busy just then, and could not come down to him. Oh, the blind cruelty of a married sister with a sick baby ! Can anything come nigh unto it in the history of persecu tion ? I stayed with Sophie till her children were convalescent, and then she let me depart in peace. 1 was trailing homeward in a verv dull afternoon, sourly adding up the hard work I had done, and the small credit which Sophie in her motherly selfishness would ever give me for it, when a sort of vision of my future unrolled itself before my eyes. It I retused Steven because I was doubtful of the kind of love he felt for me, I knew I should never marry any body else ; I must inevitably come down to cats for company, and know no change in life except nursing my sisters' children through all the ills that baby flesh is heir to. I was not the woman to have a mission," and hew out a special niche .for myself in the world. If I had weakness, it was ior being taken care of. Then it flashed upon me that Steven might censider his offer as already re jected, and so leave me no option in the matter, lhat tnougnt was like touching bare nerve; the pain of it almost made me stand still, but I hurried on again when I caught a quick, familiar tread behind me. "Sylvie," said Steven, coming up with v me and shaking ootn my nands, "you haven t the least idea how glad I am to see you that is, what there is left of you. Sophie has worn you to skin and bones. I -stopped ai ner nouse. and she told me you had taken this road. You walked as if your feet were heavy. Per- haps, after all, you 'havt rubbers; and don't care for my company." He- faced round suddenly, so as to bar my path, and held out his hands with a bright, yet slightly mischievous smile. 1 put my two nanus in nis, ana jaia my I was too tired to "Poor little thistle of a woman," he said, in an unsteady voice, and gather ing me m his strong arms, "have you pricked me long enough, and will you snow me your downy side at last r "Only love me a little," I whispered. I shall do no such thing. I must love you with all my heart and strength, or not at all. Do you snppose that I did not see and pity your trouble r You wanted a lover who would 'go cross- gartered, like Malvolio," and waste him self in sighs for love of you. You could not put faith in one who pleaded his suit in broad daylight through pantry-win dows. My darling, it was a vow, and this was the way I came to bind myself to it. w hen 1 was m college, a mere boy, I was bewitched into a passion for a girl not worthy to look in your lace. 1 saw her first, and in fact, always, in moonlight walks under the shadows of elm trees, which must have some dia bolical fascination about them, A tre- nial dimness seemed to pervade all our intercourse, till I found myself engaged. Then I knew that 'Colors seen by candlelight Will not look the same by day !' Oh, it was heaven to me when I was able to break the cords that bound me to that woman, without being dishonor able S What a chain I should have dragged through life, if I had married her ! I made a vow then, that if I ever wooed another woman, it should be after the most prosaic method that I could devise, and in the broadest possi ble daylight. My greatest tempation to break the vow came over me in the pine woods, that glorious night when we so opportunely overtook the old woman who was going to see her sister. If you had been cross then, it would have been a great comfort to me. Can you forgive me t I don't know that I entered in any set torm ot words; but Steven seemed to be satisfied, and we walked home together through the foggy air, as lightly as if our great content had transmuted to a gold en haze. As we passed Miss Althea Pratt's lit tle house, she was out of doors, strug gling with a great rose-creeper, which had fallen in a mass across her doorstep and utterly retused to be held up with one hand while she nailed it to the door post with the other. Steven went in to help her, and was not a whit cast down by her ungracious thanks. "No one shall ever cast a stone at Miss Althea, in my hearing," he said ; "her unlucky rubbers shall be her shield and buckler whatever venom she may distil upon me." When we reached my home. Uncle Shubael was just getting into his wagon to drive off. "Stay a bit," said Steven ; "we have something to tell you." "Don't want to hear none of your news. I knew by your looks that you'd been putting your foot in it. Lucretia's cryin' over it already. Women always cry when a person of sense would laugh." He was well out of the gate when he called me to speak to him, and turning his back squarely, thrust these words at me over his shoulder : "I don't want you to be altogether a burden to Steven ; so, when you're mar ried, you may have that bit of pastur' that dovetails into the Frazar farm." THE HORSES OF METZ. The sufferings of the dumb animals of Metz are thus described by a correspond ent of the London Telegraph who visited the city after its fall : "Wandering round the fortifications, I came upon a place that will give you some idea of the sufferings that the poor horses had to go through. Immediately in front of the Porte des Allemandes is a barrack which was occupied by the Garde Mobile. The square was on one side studded with trees, and to each of these were attached three, and some times four, of the most wretched horses you can well imagine. The living num bered one hundred and twenty ; the dead fifty-four; the latter had died during the night. So emaciated were the poor creatures, and so weak, that they could not eat; they were past feeding, and on ly awaited the moment when they were to sink down and die where they were bound. Immediately in rear of these animals, as if in mockery of their dumb suhenngs, was established a line ot bak ing ovens, for the employment of which these unfortunates had dragged in the flour. The poor creatures had received only two handfuls of oats per diem for the last ten days. "As I ascended the road which leads to the tort, I stopped to gaze upon a spectacle too shocking to be passed by unnoticed. To the left of the road were the remains of an orchard, which had been turned into a slaughter-house. In little heaps everywhere lay the legs and heads of slaughtered horses ; hanging to the branch of a tree was the carcase of a horse, evidently placed there for the purpose of being cut up into rations. the ground, trampled and gory, was strewed with entrails and offal ; while, attached to several trees, and lying where they had been tied, were the bodies of seven dead horses. A t rench soldier passing afforded the opportunity of asking for an explanation. 'Ma foi ! that was our butcher s shop, and pretty dear the meat was latterly, I can assure you.' " THE RECONSTRUCTION OF GER MANY. The unification of Germany has at length been accomplished, and old Frederick Barbarossa, who is said to have waited for so many centuries for the consummation of that event in the depths of the Kyffhaenser Mountain, and whose long beard, according to the old legend, has grown through the crack of the table on which he is seated, may now go to his everlasting rest. Previous to the addition ol Hesse Darmstadt, Baden, Wurtemberg and Bavaria, the population of the States of the iNortn oerman ionieaeranon was iq.oo,vjt . This population is now in creased bv the ?6i;,65q inhabitants of Hesse-Darmstadt living south of the Main line ; by the 1,434,97.0 inhabitants of the Grand Duchy of Baden ; by the 1,778,479 inhabitants of the Kingdom of Wurtemberg ; and by the 4,824,421 in habitants of the Kingdom of Bavaria ; so that the aggregate population of the German Confederation, which will henceforth be its name, will be 38,781, 480 inhabitants. To this population will have to be added the 2,500,000 inhabi tants of Alsace and Lorraine, so that Germany will henceforth have over forty million inhabitants and France less than thirty-six millions. The proposed constitutional amend ments in Missouri are reported to have been adopted by a large majority. The first amendment abolishes the district court system : the second abolishes the juror's test oath ; the third abolishes the double-liability clause lor private cor porations ; the fourth abolishes the voter's test oath ; the fifth abolishes the disqualifications for holding office on ao count of color, disloyalty, &c. ; the Mn proviues mat neuner ine oeneral Assembly nor any county or city or oth er municipal corporation, shall appro priate or set apart any public money, land or other property for the benefit of any sectarian school or college. "Bridget, I wish you would stop over and see how old Mrs. Jones is this morn ing." Bridget returned in a few mo ments with the information that Mrs. Jones was seventy-two years, ten months and eight days old. face down on them, do anything else. TO TIIE VOCSC FOLKS. From Dresden, Saxony. fCorrespondence Delaware Gazette. There is a picture in Dresden about which great talk has been made for hundreds of years. It is the Sixtine Madonna. It is so named because it was painted to adorn a church in Rome call ed the Sixtine chapel ; and that, if you like the whole story, was named for a Pope. Well, this picture is the best Madon na in the world, which is almost saying it is the best picture in the world, for this reason : there is nothing in which people have been so hard to suit as in pictures of Mary and Jesus. You see the Virgin Mary is supposed to have been a woman far above common wo men. It would be a great thing to paint a picture even of her which would please everybody. You can think then what it would be to paint one of Jesus, who most people believe was God, and who was yet a little child '. God, the wisest and strongest being that lives. and a little babe that can know and do nothing ! Blend these two somehow, and add the mother Mary looking all love, rapture, wonder, and then you will faintly see what every artist had before him who undertook to create a Ma donna. Well, because it seemed so sweet and perhaps because it was so hard a thing to do, nearly every artist from Jesus time down, has tried to paint a Madon na. And every one has failed, more or less, because, you know, being human, ne could not put the o-?rf-look in the oaoy s face. The great Galleries are full of these pictures or failures. Some of them are so gentle and tender that they might make you cry, while others look so queer they would set you to laughing. Many as thev seem to be, they are of course but a choice few compared with the myriad greater "failures" which could not command places in these gal leries. Think of the countless disappointed men after a thousand years trying, and then think of the greatest artist in the world painting numbers of Madonnas before he could paint this one, and in a moment you will see and agree that this picture is like a bloody battle won ; it is, as our soldiers used to say, "a victory won over overwhelming numbers." It is true we have no great account of pictures painted during the early part of that thousand or more years, but we have no reason to doubt there were plen ty, such as they were, and if any at all in Europe then more Madonnas than any thing else, because there were more Catholics than almost anything else. It is also true, though it spoils our nice picture to say it, that there was an other artist whom some people think was greater than this one, but more of that anon. It is much more than likely that some of you will see this picture for your selves, sometime. Suppose you were about to do so, and now wished to be "posted" a little on pictures beforehand. If we were already in Dresden, it would be nice to stroll down to the Bruhl Terrasse. It is the nicest promenade in the city. It is near the Picture Gallery which is open from ten o'clock till four. We would go at ten when the streets and river are lively. In half an hour we would have the story over and feel fresh and ready for picture-gazing, which would be just what we would need. Then we could spend a good hour looking at the picture, bv which time you would be tired and want your dinner, and some body else would want your place before the Madonna. 1 he mam reason wny 1 propose this plan is, that I have no idea of trying really to describe the picture itself. And this will help to amuse us instead. The Bruhl Terrasse is a lofty, shaded terrace running five hundred and fifty feet along the bank of the riv er Elbe. It is best reached by the end next the Palace and Court-church. At its foot, if you like, you can spend two cents and fill as many pockets with lus cious pears, or purple or yellow plums as large as a great peach, and juicy and sweet as you could wish. After we have climbed the steps we find an empty seat facing the river, and there we see, first, the boats and bridge thronged with od dest looking people ; over the river, at the left, the Japanese Palace and Park, both of them open to everybody ; in front the new city; at the right, around a bend in the river, villas, castles, gar dens, vineyards crowning the hills. The prettiest chateau there belongs to an American. The hills are round and green. They slope upward and back ward in the yellow sunshine and purple mists. The crowded boats you see are coming and going between Dres den and the King's summer palace and other romantic places, especially Saxon Switzerland, all of which lie that way. Believe now that you are look ing on all that charming scene and eat ing Saxon pears, and you will not have time to think if my story is dull, which begins and goes on in this way : A good while ago when the world was young, there were no sculptures or paintings in it. Then there came a time, long before Christ, when a beginning was made. After awhile this beginning was lost. But it was revived again a few hundred years ago. This revival was called the Revival of Art. The time of it is called the Period of the Renaissance. There is a style of archi tecture which takes its name from it. The Revival of Art reached its climax of glo ry in Italy, as the "beginning" of art had done long before in Greece. Many sculptures have come down to us from that Golden Era in Greece, although some of the most precious were lost. A few great sculptures and many paintings remain to us froni the Golden Age of painting in Italy. The oldest of the paintings are known by their gilt back ground. There is no "perspective" in them, that is, no distance behind any thing or anybody nothing but gilt. It makes the figures stand out as if they were raised. At the time of the Revival of Art, many great painters arose in different countries, and each, living in a different country and being of course a different man from the rest, had a style of his own ; such a marked, splendid style as to draw no end of people into imitating him. And so he was said to "found a school," and so became a "Great Mas ter." We now have German, Dutch, Flemish and other schools, and in each Great Gallery suites of rooms set off to each. But in different parts of Italy, no less than five great artists were born in the same century, the fifteenth. Their names, were Leonardo da Vinci, Mich ael Angelo, Raphael, Titian and Cor reggio. Beginning with the second, they founded the Florentine, Roman, Vene tian and Lombard schools. Copies of their paintings are found all over the world. Some of you have copies of Da Vinci's Last Supper hanging on your par lor walls. But Michael Angelo and Raphael out ranked all the rest, and all the masters of their time. Even to this day none have been able to excel or even to equal them. Most people think that Michael Angelo was the greater of the two. He was of course the greater in this way, that he was a sculptor and architect as well as a painter. He planned St. Peter's Church at Rome. He made master piece in marble called "Moses." He painted a great picture on one wall of the Sixtine chapel, called The Last Judgement. Raphael also painted a great picture called The Transfiguration; and now the charming thing about it all is, that, in painting, the two masters were so different, their "schools" so dif ferent, that one helped to set off the oth er. People could not compare them j LETTER nj NO. 36. very well, and so they could not very I well be called rivals. Then it happen ed that Raphael died young while Mich ael Angelo lived to be old, which makes it still harder to find out which was the greater painter. Suppose now, the two pictures named are the greatest in the world, the Sixtine Madonna must rank third ; at least it is third. And now we will go and see it. We descend the long flight of stone steps. We pass the Catholic church. Its mu sic is very famous: every Sunday at twelve o'clock a whole orchestra from the theatre comes down there and falls in with the organ and choir. There are all sorts of instruments, even a mighty drum. Such a noise in one of our small churches would almost blow the roof off. It just fills this one. The one nice thing about it is, that the voices soar higher than all the trumpets. They seem to reach up to heaven. Very soon we come to a little garden laid out with walks and flowers. Then we enter a lofty archway under a build ing. We look through and spy another garden full of fountains and orange trees. The building surrounds the garden and is called the Zwinger. It was meant for a grand entrance court to a palace. The palace was never built and the Zwinger is used for museums. There are three or four archways into, and so through this garden. We stop in this one and enter a door at the right. It opens into a spa cious nail, jvien m white unitorms are everywhere to watch things. Here, tneir business is to see that none ot us carry parasols, canes, &c, into the pic ture rooms. We ascend two or three broad flights ot stairs, pass two great pairs of softly swinging doors, turn to the left, up another flight, and find our selves at last m a narrow passage with picture rooms in front, to the right and left of us. Our way is to the left, through four great halls, and it leaves us in a room Detween two others. lhey are numbered from the Madonna room, A, B and C. We are in B. And now that you are so near, you stop a little: vou al most dread to stir either wav, as if a vis ion might take away your breath. You peep in at the left. That is not the room You go to the right and the first thing tnat comes into view is a half circular, raisea, veivei soia ntted around one corner of the room. We go in without looking up and take a seat upon this crimson throne. It is filled with people who make room for us in a hushed, solemn way, as if we were at a funeral. And the room is as still as death. Even the dressy, fussy people, who come to look because other folks do, scarcely dare open their lips to whisper ; while a few sit apart and gaze by the hour almost without moving a muscle. And now you are safely fixed : vou are ready to be crushed at a blow, and you raise your eyes ! Well, you are not blinded and not hurt! But now, the "posting" is all done. It was over sometime ago when we left the Terrasse. Seeing the picture was to be your business. Not that there is nothing more to be said. There is almost every thing. You may read books upon books about pictures, and for every book you read, see something new in the pictures. And then if you can only paint, as well, what a good time looking you will have! You can then come home and write a book, which will do so much more good than writing a letter. Only, a letter is better than nothing for those who may not happen to learn to paint, who may not even have time to read the books, and who yet may, some time, see the Sixtine Madonna. But, you will say, "some of us will never see it. In that case we will go on about it. VVe will pretend that those who are to see it, and whom we follow ed to the Madonna Room, are still sit ting on the crimson sofa, looking away as for dear life, and are now ready to write us all about it ? Not unless they are first-class judges or artists, and can take in all the points of a fine picture at a few glances. Why anybody would have to be trained to do that even with a fine calf. Rather, we will suppose that they looked an hour ana men lelt deathly dull and tired and went home to dinner ; that they came the next day, and the next, and so on until they could quite forget "dull and tired" in looking at it, and perhaps could say, "the half was not told me." And then they straightway sat down and wrote us all about it. And here are two of their letters. We give two letters instead of one, because were are two wavs of describing things One is, to tell all about a thing itself, its length, breadth, hight, weight and the like, and stop there ; the other is to leave out all this and talk about vnur- self, how you felt, what effect the thin 1 1 , .... . 0 nau upon your mma. l nose who can do only the former are said to "lack 1m agination, and those who incline to the latter are said to possess it. Now, as we cannot possibly tell beforehand, who will happen to have and who will hap pen to lack imagination, since we do not know who are going, the only way will be to suppose a letter of each kind. But there are almost no children who are lacking in imagination, so we will put it in this way. First : LETTER OF A GIRL OF SMALL IMAGINA TION. "The Sixtine Madonna is a very large picture. It is tall enough to reach our parlor ceiling. It has lasted a great while. In order to make it last a great while longer, they have put it under glass, in a great box-like frame of gilt, that reaches across the corner of the room. So it does not hang, it stands. The picture has six main figures ; be sides this the air is thick with the heads of little angels all around. In the cen tre is the Virgin Mary with the child Je sus. Mary is standing on a cloud and is holding Jesus on her right arm. She does not look like any angel I ever saw; I mean like the picture of any angel. Her dress is not white and floating, and she has no wings. Her hair is plain ; it is brown ; it is not smooth and shining hair, like my mother's, nor loose and waving. It looks as if it had been "slicked" with a very coarse comb and tucked back in a hurry. Her forehead is low and wide, and her face tapers all the way to the chin. There was not much room left for a mouth. I thought that might be reason why there was such a little one. The baby's hair is a sort of yellow brown. It looks as if his mother had run her fingers through it and it had stood all stiff and ragged-like. The reason I thought of it was because mine looks that way every morning when I get up, and then I have to comb it. The baby is handsome. . . . Below, at Mary's right, is St. Sixtine ' looking up. He was the Pope when the picture was painted, and he has his crown ready beside him, He is a very homely man. Opposite him is St. Barbara kneeling and smiling at the cherubs. They are right under Mary and looking up into the sky. And they are pretty too. I like St. Barbara least of all. P. S. All the people have black eyes, but Mary's and the baby's are not like any of the rest, and they are not even like each other. I cannot tell how they are unlike. The end." I If you like, you can suppose the girl's letter to be the boy's and, vice versa. Either way will do. Second : LETTER OK A BOY WITH A GOOD DEAL Of IMAGINATION. "I shall never forget the Sixtine donna. At first I thought it was a common picture. All the people looked common ; that is, I have Ma very in it seen people stand, kneel and behave like that many a time. And this was what first set me to thinking. Why should they not stand and kneel like other peo-i pie? Why shoul 1 they cu way? And then I wetit ?r the poorest pictures and !oi ,, figures in them. Some of tb : uneasy like, as if they were ; ing and kneeling like o'Jier j and to see them standing in the not always pleasant. W hy w is My mother says k i& because they not well proport oned. After awhile I went back to t"ie tine Madonna. It rested me. 1 t it was because no jody there seemed be doing anything-. 1 mean what ever , body was doing ivas just as easy ; could be to him. Manv a time I Iookc ; at Mary's feet. They looked hki: rc:.l feet and not very small ones either. I thought I could prick them wilh a needle and make the blood run, but for all that they scarcely touched the clouds. I never looked at them but that 1 fek as if I could stand on a cloud too just as well as not. St. Sixtine is a nice old man. lie has the jolly wrinkles around his ej es. People never have them unless they laugh a good deal. He is looking up and smilling as if he saw something too good to be believe d. I have seen the cherubs before. The Little Corporal has sent engraved cop ies of them all over the United States for premiums. These copies are very good. They look very roguish for an gels, though, and so they would here it it were not for their eyes. They are turned toward the sky as if they saw a vision. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard," that keeos ringing in my cars whenever I look at them. I never saw so many speaking eves before. The child Jesus would look like any other baby if it were not for hi s eyes. His cheeks are so fat they make the corners of his mouth hang down. But his eyes almost make me jump. They see down to the bottom of my he.ut. There is a sort of lijrlit in them. It makes me feel as if thev had seen God. Mary's are like them only they are eas ier to bear. They look at me but they do not hit me so hard. And this is all I have to say." MINOR MENTION. They keep "Knew Syder Fur Sail" at a Texas grocery. The sentiment of fh? Grecian Bend "I'm sitting on the style, Mary." The Cincinnati mode of getting rid of a mother-in-law is greasing the cellar stairs. The crown of England contain:, sev enteen hundred diamonds, and is valu ed at $500,000. The slain victims of base ball this year number twenty-five thus far. The British Ministers are having tele graphic wires laid to their country seats. The daughters cf President Grant and Governor Hoffman will "come out ' this winter. Tohn has arrived at Kansas City and hung out his sign, which reads, "Sing Lee, wasningana ironing. Olivia clearly describes Olive Logan as a naming opal ot a woman, plaving on the harp of human passions." Yes, that's her. The elephant Empress was sold the other day for j?5,oco, and tore down J;co worth of stable the following evening. Mt. Seward, in the Adirondack region, was lately ascended, for the first time, it is believed, by Verplanck Calvin. It is 4,370 feet high. Paper clothing is made in China and Japan. A coat costs ten cents, and a whole suit a quarter ot a dollar. An Illinois railrcad train ran ovlt and killed a wild turkey which was trying to cross the track. The engineer had him for dinner. Mamma, can a door speak ?" "Cer tainly not, myrlear." "Then why did you tell Annie, this morning to answer the door?" "It is time for you to go to school, my dear." The Prussians are having a good time in the wine districts of France, and monuments of their progress there may be found in the shape of piles of empty bottles. Mrs. Moddlcr never could, for the life of her, understand what a High Church man was until she heard of a French Minister being up in a balloon. Surprise parties will again be epidemic this winter. Recipients must be notified of the intended su-prise a week in ad vance, in order to enable them to pre pare a list of those to be invited. Krupp, the Prussian cannon kin;;, has given more than fifty thousand collars to the German wounded, besides fitting out and supporting a large private hos pital. Book canvassers may not be aware of the fact that a five cent revenue stamp is required to be attached to every signa ture in their books ; the agreement to purchase being considered a contract. A gentleman named Brown once ob served in company that he had toasted a lady for twelve months, and yet had little hopes of making her Brown. A foreigner, at presentlivingin North ampton Mass., who was sent out to post bills last week, carefully stuck them all upside down. His education had been somewhat neglected. The Oswego "Times" says "An cx perimentive citizen is undergoing a pro cess of petrifaction on sulphuric acid whiskey, with a view of marrying into the Cardiff family." A beautiful girl at Norfolk, Va.., has Costponed her wedding day two weeks ecause she wasn't going to be married with her face allsfeckled with mosquito bites. A smart young wife says : "Wheal want a nice, snug day ail to myself, 1 tell George dear mother is coming, ana then I see nothing of him until one in the morning." A correspondent writes to J'..n, h to to know whether r.he Germans will care so much for the Watch on the Khine, now that they have got the great Stras burg clock. Anna Dickinson's older sister, Susie, is said to be one of the must feruie sources of that lec;urer's "inspir.r.ion." Susie is a quiet little home boily, but brimful cf ideas. Professor Hitchcock found, while in South Hadley, Conn., lately, a remarka bly fine specimen of fern leaf, about s x inches in length, imbedded in the new red sandstone. This is the first known specimen, and is very perfect, and a valuable acquisition for geologists. A few days sine; a crowd of several hundred persons collected on Broadway to sec a farmer get his boots blacked. It was a novel sight 10 see him pull oil his boots and stand in his woolen stockings, while the boy used up a box of blacking on his fiddle-boxes. A child, while walking through aa ait gallery wilh her mother, was atts acted by a statue of Minerva. "Who is that?" said she. "My child, that is Minerva, the goddess of wisdom." "W hy didn't they make her husband too." ' 'lie cause she had none, my child." "That was because she was wise, wasn't ii, mamma?" was the artless reply. Young blood, which is proverbially hot. does not rule in the Cabinets of cither Russia, Austria or England. Haron von Beust, the Austrian Minister of 1 cit i.-n Affairs, will be sixty-two years of a, ,e should he live until the 13th of J 1 next ; Prince Gortsohakotf, the Ku .n.ii! Premier, is seventy-two, and i.ail Gran ville, the British Foreign Manter, is m his fifty-sixth year. A good story is told of Anna IJ t kin- son, which Illustrates that -vcniaii, however eminent, is a woman stiil. When she opened the Boston Lyceum, she came promntlv to the front of tU platform at hall-past seven, and quietly surveyed the audience w ithout op.-nm- hermoum, 101 ' ....... did not sit down, although a e h. or ha t been provided for her. "Why dida't i . 1 1 .. , r . 1 VOU Sit tlOWn f abt.cu unci ! 1 in- nuii i- gers. What answer gave the tlo-vu-nt litrW woman? "Do vou suppose I was going to sit down m my new oress ?