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no tl:?T n'Ui.nor wii:'?ry h;i(l over Ix-on in i
th?- habit <>f ilistiii bli _ :tt It now se-vu I !
to him as if Qe v? ry loundatk>n of hl< life were 1
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JoyUahcllat "ason aj much as
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and !<t?k o\' r t! > l?.?i:iiH*e-.shet?t of i.s dt*e is. :
anil t\il. * ui'i i -ly th>" d d r-. s t.iTii * i
trooptee In slow proeesstcai before nun. Ait'l !
be had beta able lo l-a t i tht:a lor so very
Ilisdeatl wife. If" bad r. >* loved 'i?r rat'f'i
v i e!: slit' v. a-? v.;!:?i. bu? Iim'.v vlvd was ids
Kt ii)f>rj- uf her nev.'! lie could see her raoviii','
round t he bou^e, n(i:-i-ies~ as a -'-ad-nv, never 1
Mndhg on hln aftw be bad once or twice re- j
l MM la i' graflbr. b :: ^otngoii berown m i-.
day. Be bi .!: i i ;. :. .i-; i,.' i . i
r t>aeK.whj h?-r sirrn' ;h bad tailed; and she bad
btn restdy. v li:?*r babv came to thut out ua
the tide :utd left it drift tier into tiod's havei.
si.o had ii.td en-iH- 11 > eat and t diink.b r ae
saw now tliar he had left her heart to starve, j
Heaven! what a hard man he had 5>eeu: lie .
seemed to see her white, ??ili face, i?s he locked t
at i? the l.tst t n;e before they s 'rewed down t he
eoftin lid. with tie- dumb n ><roaeh fro/en on If;
the eyes that would never plead vainly any j
u.ore. e!<>? d tort v or.
He recalled how pa--1oaatoly the thre^-d .ys- i '
old batiy crifd In iot her rnoai Just at thai furv | I
ntent. mo\ing ail ii:?- i>eop!e g;ithcred for the
fun? ral with tlu ill oi paj for the p ? r little
tiiotlierless Morsel, site /-a.; a passionate, wilful
baby, all through her babyhood: he remenibered
that, su- wanted?missed witaout
knowing nhat the lack was?the love and ^istenaate
vvhleli her mother would have given
her. and prot* sted a^.nast fate with all the 1
ink hi ft tier infant lun^rs. nut as soon as a'.i"
irre v old noti-h to nnderstarnf how useless it
was. v/.. liad - town qtdet. too; jus: lik>' her mother.
lb- rivalled Iter, all through hergirihoo.l.
a shy. still girl, always oi>-dieat and submissive,
but never dr;. ving very near htm. Why?
Because he would l?a\e rej?ulsed her as he re- 1
pulsed her mother, lie could St it now. it
was very strange these facts aouitl come back
f- toiitui to-day, aad tbetr naked trutb wltbtbem. 1
I lb-had been a Cold. havd. ungenial man, wltb- 1
out s>mpfttliy for any one human betii.,r; abLsorb?-d
utt?'rl;. it; the pUISUll of B>mCT-maklng. I
An<l so i lie child. Am\. ha 1 grown up la shad r.v i
withnat him.
I Jut suddenly, when she wa> eighteen, the
& Md, pM nate spit-; that bad made ber crj 90
v h?n a biiby. ni.t-^t ii.t\e awakened again,* iie '
thoutrht; for - ne 1.*11 in iove then, and wished I 1 ! 1
marry. To marry In d^'tiance of his wishes. H- 1
remembered lier standing proudly beiore htui 1
after one of tiieir qparn is. w it-fre be bad been , 1
b:\rshandbitter. and abusive of the man s\e ; 1
wanted to call ber husband. She had b >i no m j :
iQcmc leyroaeboC hentU; M mtot htm who 1
had become to her a> her best existence, ller ! :
wonlscame ba? k to the old man now.
lai her, u you know anj thing a^iinsi Harry
Yes." be bad answered wrathfully; "I know
that he is as jmioi as ..'itb w.;s wiiea he sai
(among th^ iusties. Heemnot keepawife as a j
ua tighter of mine must be kL-pt."
Anj thing eise, iaihei." looking him steuddv |
in t he eye.
4 X?, that's enough." he had thundered. "I'll ,
tell you, besides, that It you marry him you
m tst tie ia the bed yon will m;?ke. Jiy doors
will neveropen t" you again, never."' ' i
li<- met witb a will a-> strvu-j as his own. that
time, siie i/e marry Min. and went awav with
lilu liom her father's h?m- \ Mr. i;o'.diag had
kn*wnthe day the wedding was to take place, j !
un4 dixUiincd'ostoo i; II washed his ii t-ids
of darry t'hurei arid of Aav. his wife. S';e !
iWM?te borne afte.-?ards. ove; and over aga'a. 1
b<t Mr. Goldtng sent all tbe ten back ua- :
Bftaid. Stitetqwat to that tbey dtasponred 1
fKnithe 'i v.n: and he had i. -ver beard wa it 1
' ttc oi titeiu. it was at least ten years ago 1
t stvm^tl very ?, range that ih-^ things
stioiid ha.e e nae back t >ni^ht to haunt him ?
umiwith a wild r?uaorse. a iniybiif rejn*t. He
baddore nothing to recall t ie:n. t i'.ildlt be
his x nse of tat 1-m h tJ.-u brought the u: {
??I?. what nort of ?;>,;ui''u ml rht be no' lo->k
lor ? he drew t.. a:er and nearer to end- ]
lug? lie began to \> i.sh tha? ne knew wnat li id
l>? < nin t!: >-4- re.e. 't d letters?whether Amy i
bad Wn > ificru.; for an.viiiiiu fiat iaonev !
eouh supply. The ne?.t tn>ti-Uf that '*ru:k 1
him vas wh> lie h idopp>s?sl the mania;*1 so
\irul-Rtiy. It is true Harry church bad been .
but a e'.erk in his own employ: but he was a
wed-?dueated g? idieman, and would rise with
time. Faithful, intelligent. pereererlQ^ rcspeet?d?but
poor. In that last word lay the
head.nd front * Hurry t'iuirch's oiTeadln^.
He, Je-epb tioldi.ig was rich then: he was far
richer now: bui. he could not help asking It,
what .|hh ial gi>xl v ere tils riches bringing
him? tie as an old m?n. the span of life r.ianlng
(plekly on. anu he was all aloae. \\ .n
would uke his jsoidthea. He eouid not carrv
it alon^wltli him. All In a moment?he saw It
clearly-the dividful truths; ; 1 na;ed nil
bare: hs life and its object has been Uilstaken
1[ CECS.
' All lone: all alone1." he kept saving to h'va
seif. int sort of vaipv- scii'-p?ty. "-'I've tolled
ai'dwoked fui ?ioi.. lit:**
But thrir.^ this time, even bow, as he ,-i'
there, amtssa^"* <: love was oa its way to hiai.
1 erhap: Heatea had been preparing his heart
to re? eie it:
He herd a rlntr at the door-txll. llcanlit
without paying attention t ? it. Rings were
i=o!hinjf o jim; peopie did not eo:.ie ou > !-:ite-s
to list*-, ienee. andef visitor-heexpv e.i
irt.ee i?'1. wei;t his head lower and 1. .ver
V.llil Its V lgu 01 ' '.'Vlg.it.
'feaawlll- avoptvipie were admitted lathe
all b .iiv : a o?v 11 and lttt'f* irlrl The man had
tfce app ; ra net of ? s'.,irt. r<>speVtabie servant,
li,- to4?k oif the * iti 1 s wanu'cl >ak and lio jd
and s ,e st >d r v ealed: a dalat v. d?-he ere >lun'
of so ue el'.'t? veos old iier (folde-i e-tris
drov>dU:g scfilj 1 nd f? v. with its lar'e
blue eyt s and ? j ry hps. Theadmlttin - I'mTt
i-ot knov.imr v. i.i to make of tills, cali-d Mr
t-i iititi^r ^ ii' iseivt | 0:. old Vr**. tis11 'i'ii*I
latter wen' into ./ rer oras s:ie com lorward
and K-oV'-d at the'ace.
It's Miss \i:.y -1 Iiild!" s'?e exclil:a< lto'!ie
ii an. ner\ous-'V. 'i couldn't mistake the l.ke-Miss
Amy - |] i WM "M BBBWWKL --Mrs.
liarry t hurch s-e- as bee 1 Uda???Uty a jnr."
' 1 know I? i~ a much as lay p;ace Is worth '
to admit any child 1 her's here."
You are Mi ??iryod." evclihaetl the little I
jrlrL Maun..a sa3 I should be sure to .six- i
* Hear tfce ble-f I lar.i'o: And so she re- j
iiil> nie."
*M.e talks of yji eften; sbe savs you were 1
fc.lway k'.r.d to Ver: nobody but you loved .
hr r."
" Amy:' repcatwthehousekeeper, lining her 1
b.inds as Ir i ere v^s some wonder in It.
"And uiamirasjd you would lei me go un 1
alone to grar d; a ; '
And you H Ided Mrs. (Kgood, after
a minute's fcesltat^. -1 won't stand la the I
way of It. lei taasM as angry with me as ho
* '., ? ^ uil v!| dra\. lag-room all by himctii.
The man sat down to wait. And the child !
went up alone. |
Opening the door, she went softly in, not
speaking: perhaps the stern-look ins? old man
sitting there w ith b^nt head, av.-e i her to si- !
lence. Joseph ooiditig, waking up from his i
d. e;> reverie.saw a letter held out to htm. He
took it mechanically, supposing its mes_se"iger.
hidden behind his large chair, was one of his
waiting-maids. With a singular quickening of
pui-e, lis recogn!'< d his daughter's writing.
she had waited all these silent years, she to'd
him. beeauso .she was determined never to write
to him again until they were rich enough for
him to know that she did not write for any need
of his heir*. They had pa>sed these ten years
in the. Indies. nn<l Heaven had prospered them.
Her hti.-h^r.d wa a rich man now. and she
wanted from her father oniv his love?wasted
only. t hat d* at h should not eorne between them,
a: <i i it her of them go to her mother's side, i
without having been reconciled to the other.
1 r -.. did tliis come here??who brought it?* I
dr laand-a-Mr. C< kUng in his usual imperious i
-1 did, grandpapa."
I! . t r .i _ an at tlie soft timid ^oiee. as ii '
f i;.c fright t"ok hira. and stared at the lovely !
vision, standmg there like a spirit on his hearthstone,
v. Ith her wlilt< Mce and gleaming golden
hair. W;;s it real? Where was lie? Who could
t i is child be? Hut, as he looked, the likeness
l!;i "id upon him?and he grew hungry ti
clasp her rohim. It was the little Amy of old
days grown into beauty?for Amy had never
b 'en -o wondrou^ly fair as this.
" c ome here, my child; don't be afraid. Tell
me v. hat your name is."
" Amy, grand :>apa."
A i,hi her Am* : Grandpapa! Tie felt the s >ts
ii ' ; up in liis heart with a great flood of enoi;<
T:: but hechoked them back.
4 u tui. have they told you about me?" ho rejo
red. after a long pause. "Have tluey bid you
li;ie me?"
" They always told me you were far away towards
where the sun rose: and if I were go d i
?hey would bring ir.?* to see you some diy
I'very night I say in my prayers, 4<iod bless
papa and mamma, and <;od bless grandpapa .'*'
"Why didn't they bring you? What.made
tfcem le* you come alone?"
" M nuna sent me with John to give you the
if tter." v> as the simple answer. "The carriage
is at the gate waiting for me."
v. ho is John?"'
' Papa's servant."
" And?where are they staying?''
" At the hotel. W e only got here this morn
Mrs. Osgood. hovering in the hall looked on
in v\ond? r. iter master was coming downs'
Hrs. calling for hN hat and coat, and !e ull ig
the child. He got into the carriage with her
an ! i! drove away. :>ir. folding yvas wonderi!;>.
vague !v whether it were real.
'! i;< v armed at last.and tise child led him in.
oi < i.i;:ga door at i he e:.d of a long corridor,
sbf si oke cheeringiy.
* L-rr is grandpapa. Dc said he
v. Aiiid r *i t.' back w ith me."
Mr. 'lain;;'s head went err in a s?viin. Ad*
one"!!-/ w(Mi-.ijebs tellsupon people in such m >meut
sas t: ese. He sat down; and there were
Au.y's ; mis?hiar,un Amy's?abou. h:s ne.'k.
\\ i ii.ni ? ;' i lie two soboed tlte most, c mid no: be
id. Why had he never known what Le loot
through ail these vanished years?
! at her, are we reconciled at last?"
idurt know, nty daughter; until vou tell
me v! -titer you forgive me."'
'i er e should Ik? no talk about forgiveness."
she *.;.id. "You went according to yuur own j
"pit ion of What was right. And perhaps 1 was
to blame, too. Father, it Is enough that Gad !
has i::< ght us together in peace. 1 thought 1
' hat i;o one c >uld resist my little Am v. least of
all, i er grandpapa."
He looked up. The ciitld stood by, silently;
lie i;rei Thi glittering on her golden hair, her j
face smildng strangeiy.sweet. He pat out his
PRtb and drew her into them, close?where no
i le d. nv even his own. had ever nestled b fore.
i'., how much he had missed in life!?he knew
it now. He felt her clinging hold around his j
i.eck?her kisses dropped upon his face like tit
pi ying dew from Heaven; and he?was it iiiiac.f.
or atiother soul ia his place?
" Father. see."
Amy's voice had a full, cheerful ring in it.
Ih r married life had been happy. r. coldhu
turned at the call.
Here aie Harry and the boys waiting to
speak to you," she said in a less assured tone.
He shook his son-in-law's hand heartily, old
icuds. old things, were over now, and all was
become new. In Ills heart, until t'nat trouble
ame, he had always liked Harry Church.
I'hen lie looked at the two boys brave, merry
little fellows, of whom he might be proud.
Kxnlanations ensued. Fortune had favored
M r. c hurch; they had come back for good, and
were already looking out for a house.
No house but mine," interrupted Joseph
Holding, "it will want a tenant when 1 am
gene. You must come home to-morrow."
To-morrow will be Christmas day," said his
d&ughter. ha if-doubtingly.
"All thebetter. If Christmas was never kept
in my house, it shall be kept now. I shall not
liv e to see another. Amy."
st?e looked up at the changed, thin face, and
ccutd not contradict him. Some one going out
to the West-Indies, had told them how Joseph
folding was breaking; the news had caused t
t hem t o hurry home prematurely. Amy said to
i er husband that if her father died, unreconciled
to her, she should be full of remorse forever.
You will come home to-morrow, all of you,"
repeated Mr.coidlng. -And mind. Amy,' you
[lo not go away again."
i;ur ?ir t he children should be too much for
yon. father!"'
" V? hen they are. I il tell you." he said, with !
i touch ot the former gruffness. "The old i
house is large enough."
He v. i nt <ait: and found his way to the shops? j
pen to the last on Christmas eve in th" old !
town?looking for Christmas girts. New work
For him?but lie entered into It earnestly. Periiiibu'ating
tlie streets like a bewildered Santa
i 1 jus be w ent home laden with books, and tovs,
and jewels, and bon-bons. Mrs. Osgood lifted
her har,ds, and thought the eud of the world
must be coming.
"Help me to put these things away, Osgood.
Kon't siare as if you were moonstruck. And
look here?there'll be company to dinner tomorrow.
Mind you send in a good one."
"The best that ever was seen on a table,
master? if it's for them I think it may be for."
" Well, it is; Miss Amy's coming home again.'"
' Heaven b- praised, sir! The house has been
but a dull one since she left It."
Ai: they came. Amy and Amy's husband
and the pretty boys were there; and, best of all,
the sweet little girl with the golden hair; sitting
next to grandpa, it was too happy a party for
loud mirth. And among them Joseph (lolding
saw. or fancied he saw, another face, over
which, almost thirty yearsago. he had watched
the grave sod plied?a face wistful no longer,
but bright with a strange glory. Close over b"yoLd
lii.'u -he seemed to stand;and he heard, or
fancied that he heard, a whisper from her
parted lips, though it might have come ouly
trom his own heart.
" Peace on earth, and good will toward men."
A yew "llxccl^ior."
It was about 7:30 o'clock In the evening when
> utli created something of a sensation by
pas-ii.g through an Alpine viillage in a driving
.-uov.-storm carrying a banner upon which was
inscribed the strange device, "Excelsior." H.s
brow was sad. but his eye (according to all accounts
he had but one eve Hashed ilke a falchion
from its sheath, while lie pushed on. looking
neither to the right nor the left, but not forjtei
i ir.g to call loudly, * Excelsior!" At tirst the
\ll!agers thought he had been drinking, and i
i olicaian was started on ills track, out tindiri-'
there was nothing disorderly in the bay's conduct
he was permitted to go his way unmolested.
In happy homes the young fellow saw
the light of household tires gleam warm and
cheery. although coal w as away up out of all
leason. asit always is in cold weather; above,
the si>eci ral glaciers shone, and from Ills lips
escaped a sigh that was heard all over town to
thi- efleet, Excelsior!"
" Try not the pass," the old man said; " I've
lived here for ninety year; I'm the oldest inhabitant.
an' I never saw the signs more favorable
for a big storm. ISestdes, the roarin' torrent Is
wide and deep, an' if vou get across you can't
get back for a week, unless you go around bv
Kabblttrhasli an' cross on the bridge. Take my
advice, young feller, an' stop overnight; you'll
find the Washington, right over the way, the
cheapest house in town. Shall I take your baggage
? " The boy turned tip another stree'. Indieatingthat
he intended to climb the hill on
the west side of town.
"Oh. stay," the maiden said, " and rest your
weary head upon this breast." And right here
the conduct of the young man becomes inexplicable.
He did not accept the maiden's invitation,
although she was comely, about sixteen
years of age, and evidenly belonged to the b-\st
socicty. He simply said that he was in a hurry,
and would probably stop the next time he was
in town. The maiden passed into the house,
.-lammed the door, and remarked to her mother
t hat if she every offered to assist a man in distiess
again she hojH'd she might be blessed. The
yourg lady was quite indignant indeed.
Beware the pine-tree's withered branch'
Beware the"
Oh. give us a rest!" screamed the boy, who
u i--> getting out of patle ice. and the well-meaniug
peasant retired without completing the
v> aniing. which was nu doubt something about
" the av. fui avalanche."
At break of day, as heavenward the pious
mon .- oi st. Bernard uttered the oft-repeated
!> a>1 t, ? aey were startled, nay, shocked to hear i
a young man shouting, " Kxeelslor," and curs- i
ing .he country black and blue for beln^ the
roughest, coldest and most forbidding of any he
had seen since he left New .Ter-ev " IIow- fur
is It to the next village? " he askedi "for I have
something here that w ill kniick the socks off of
any thi ag in this country." With that lie passei
on. still grasping in his hand of ice that banner
w ith the strange do\ Ice. while in the other he
carried a little tin box labelled. "Excelsior Corn
and Lunion Eradieator."?[0,7 C,t:i Derrick.
A little girl visiting a neighbor with her
mother was gazing curiously at the host's new
bonnet, when the owner queried, " Do you like
it, Laura?" The innocent replied. "Whv,
mother said it was a perfect fright, but it don't
scare me." I Aura's mother didn't stav lon^
alter that.?[5orrwf<;ir? Hcraht. ' "
Interesting Tfiirrfprcr-* nuil Formers. (
killing not rz0ard8d as : 3 b yd a3 pok jinfl ? t
female mtkdekeks a"jcitt5d ? fo l ;gh - 1
pent to siberia?a VBKT 4*CHi?ll?stg'' '
wibow?thk cass or mr artkmovsky. | i
[St. Petersburg Cor. of London SUndir.l ] j J
Female murderers seem to t ire pretty well la
Russia, or have done so hitherto at any rate i J
They, or the advocates who espoused their ;
cause, have Invariably succeeded in lindmg th*> ?
way to t he soft corne in *the hearts, or perli-ins ,
the heads, of t he jury, and a verdict of acquittal ,
has been the result on all occasions. Tuus Kal- t
rova. who attempted to slice uo another wo- j 5
man with a carving knife, simply be?ause the
latter happened to bo the wire of a man that the i
murderess had taken a fancy to.was fv.nl no*
Kiiity. She afterward distinguished herself in
servia. whither she was sent as correspondent i;
of a st. Petersburg daily newspaper?and was
petted and caressed?in urlut. at any rata?by I1
a .rood many of the lMs-ian v- slunteors in Bel- !
grade. who expressed their admiration for a s
being that had the courage of putting her prln- i f
clples (such as they were) into pract. ce. The
case of Kliillova soon followel. This woman
murdered her lover while asleep by shooting P
him in t'o head with p revolver sue had found * ^
In his pocket. While awaiting the verdict of 11
the jury she was in excellent spirits, and ex- 1 f
pressed l.er eonviction that she would get off, ,
just ssKai ro\ a had done. Her words turned ! ^
ii it to he too true. Some flaw, however, was j ?
discovered by the Imperial Senate in the way ?
the case was conducted. and she was again 1
ried. and by a new jury, and again acquitted, f
The case of Tera sassulitch differed fromeltne.* ,
of the preceding in several particulars. She '
had no personal leellng against the man whom , r
she tried to kill, while the victim?Gen. Trepoff J
?was a man heartily disliked by all classes o : 1
society for his arrogance and vulgarity?quail- f
ties not unusual in self-made men. Then he 1
advocate '.cry cleverly touched upon all he I
sufferings in the past; upon the many month s
that the poor young girl had passed in prison ?
regarded as a dangerous state criminal, ere she J1
was cut r.r her teens; upon the difficulties she fl
everywhere encountered in attempting to e irn x
an honest 11 veil hod after she was found "en- c
tlrely Innocent" of the charges brought against r
her as a political offender?the jury were j v
touched to the quick, and In the sufferer lost ?
sight of the criminal. She was determined to 1
te revenged upon one who had ordered a de- v
fenseless man to be flogged, and had not been J
punished for so doing. The verdict of acquittal j 1
met with the approval of t> persons out of in In ;
Russian sock ty, who certainly did not regard j 1
It asa miscarriage of juuice, although it mi^ht ' c
have been tf law. I
So much for t lie fate of those among the gen- '
tier sex in Russia w ho murder, or attempt to
murder, and who, even after avowing their >
dime, are found by a jury of their countrymen c
ir t to have commuted it. With female forgers,
however, it has fared much harder. The hearts 1
of the jury, where swindling 13 concerned, are ]
as unimpressionable as tfini. Tlie famous trial (1
of Mother Metrcphania. in Moscow, several 1
years ago. was a case In point . This holy Ab- a
b ss was rrgarded with feelings of the deepest. *
veneration by the peasantry, \ihlle alargeetass
of ladies and gens leaicn tivhose outward piety r>
was unexceptionable, looked up to her as a sort }!
of Pop? m petticoats. The aristocratic repre- ]'
;-entat ivts of religious cant, hc.ve.ei', iu spite of
bringing great influence to bear upon the case, S
wc i e una Die to save the venerated mother from ?
being tried for forgery, like criminals of coarser 11
cloy. The signatures she imitated were those s
of deceased persons, chiefly pious merchants, *
whom she had known during life. The iamev '
pr;-.cured in forging wills she spent. not upon c
i.en elf but upon t no monastery of which she
was Aiibtss: upon the constru- iloa of an intlrmary.
and the foundation of a school. Evcrybody
was of opinion that a woman of her high religious s
standing, the favorite of the defunct, popular a
Metropolitan of Moscow. Philaret atid one who, tl
as she drove up to court every day in her car- v
rlage, f und a large crowd collected in the r
streets awaiting her blessing, would never De t
condemned by 12 orthodox Russians, particular- 1>
ly as seven of the jury were merchant-? and f
peasants, in spite, however, of her wit and i
talent, and of the defence being conducted by *
one ol the ablest advocates in Moscow, the <3
poor Abbess was found guilty and seat to 1
Siberia, it was plain, therefore, that a Uussian f
jury would stand no nonsense regarding for- <
gcry, even when committed by a holy mother t
for charitable purposes?however leniently they f
might look upon homicide when hate or jeai- (
ousy are the prompters. It is strange that the i
persons I have alluded to, who were tried for i
minder, drove up to court In a single droxhky?i\ a
jingling, rattling vehicle on C springs, and t
found in no town in Russia except St. Peters- t
burg?and returned home, when acquitted, in v
tlie same awkward, but Inexpensive, convey- a
ante; whereas the two lady forgers and ovsyan- f
nlkof?a merchant worth .?l,u.w,uoo, and tried 1
for arson?all of whom were condemned to a ]
journey to Siberia at his Majesty's expense, o
had their splended carriages and horses wait- s
ing for them outside the court, so sure did they t
seem of tne verdict being in their favor. f
Tlie trial which excited so much attention in t
St. Petersburg and throughout the whole of e
Russia last week was that of Mrs Gulak-Arte- (
inovsky, a widow of 30, (according to her oass- 1
port, but considerably older in the eyes of those 1'
who have the boldness to refuse pinning their v
faith to oPicial documents.) who had received s
her education in one of the best and most aris- (
tocratie government schools in St. Petersburg,
who lived in a splendid and magnificently-furnished
house, and whose drawing-room was r
frequented by highly-placed personages?of t
the male sex exclusively, and In the morning t
only. She was tried for forgery with an accom- 1
plice named Degdanof. Bail to the amount of f
eo.ttoo rubles was accepted, so that the curious <>
were able, during three successive mornings, to a
see the interesting prisoner drive up to the k
court in one of the neatest of carriages, drawn 1;
by a couple of noble-looking bays. The last p
day of the trial a general in full uniform ii
opened the door of her vehicle when she ar 1
rived, helped her out, gave her his arm, and s
led her into court, where the prisoner t
took her seat on the hard wooden bench, a
so inhospitable when compared to the well- a
sniffed cushions, covered with thick satin, of ?
iter drawing-room furniture or carriage. By c
her side sat her accomplice in crime, a short i
black, scraggy, ugly, insignificant-looking crea- t
ture, whose intellect seemed as narrow, and r
showed as little to his advantage, as his body H
did. lie was simply her cat's-paw, and was a
forced by her to forge the bills for which she v
had demanded payment. The personal appear- t
ance of the female prisoner spoke neit her in her t
favor nor against her. Beauty she had none.
A head somewhat too large for a body of average
height: prominent eyes of o greenish-blue
color; a "turn-up" no-,e?not "tio-tilted," but
coarsely bent upward?and a heavy pendent
double chin. The forehead, however, was high,
broad, and Intellectual. The defects of her outward
appearance were all forgotten?so every
witness showed?in the charm of hi-r manner,
her conversational powers, her wit, and her
remarkable proficiency in the art of tlittery.
she was well read, an admirable performer on
the piano, and a good linguist.
The story of the interesting widow?in so far.
at any rate, as her appearance as prisoner at
the bar was concerned?Is as follows: In the
month of February, IS75, she was at an evening
party at the house of Mr. Polevoy, a min well
known in Russian literary circles, she had
made Polevoy*s acquaintance through his child;en's
governess, (who was an old school companion
of hers), whom she occasionally visited.
Nobody could have helped being favorably impressed
by a lady who, while able to drive abrot
in ter own carriage, could still tiud time to cultivate
the friendship of a poor governess. Such
qualities are rare among t he gentler-sex, who
frequently suffer from a deficiency of memory
when called upon to recognize poor friends or
needy relatives. At Polevoy's party the prisoner
met three brothers Pastouchof, aU of
whom ?were charmed with her manner and
the admirable way in which she played
wlilst. She was particularly amiable with the
second brother, (a single man), and on going
home, requested him to accompany her. When
they had reached her house she ordered her
carriage to drive Pastouchof home, and, thanking
him for his amiability, expressed a hope
that he would soon pay her a visit. Pastouchof
called next day, and thus commenced an acquaintance
which ended In his falling deeply in
love with tlie charming widow. A year and a
half after his first Introduction he ceased to frequent
her house; was taken ill next winter, and
died in the following December, some sixteen
months before his death he confessed to his 1
elder brother that he had lost l7(?,o-o roubles (i
t. ?20,(H)0) to Mrs. Artemovsky at cards; that he
had paid her in full, and that now he was extremely
anxious to break off the acquaintance,
but that she gave him no peace, and continually !
kent sending him invitations to her house. The ,
eluer brother advised him to pay no notice to
her entreaties, and his good ad vie was followed. ,
During the Illness of the deceased, however, the
prisoner did all in her power to procure an Interview
with him, but failed.
A few weeks after Nicholas Pastouchof's funeral
Mrs. Artemovsky wrote to the younger 1
brother, requesting him to call on her, as she ,
desired to speak to him on business. When he
sav, her she Informed him that she had three j
bills In her possession, which she had obtained 1
from the deceased for money he had borrowed |
of her. The sum total came to 5S,ft00 rubles. 1
Besides being struck by the fact that his brother,
who had left a fortune or ?1*0,000, should have
borrowed money trom a comparative stranger,
the youngest Pastouchof. on examining the signatures
to the bills?of which there were threesdiscovered
that they bore no resemblance to the
handwriting of the deceased. The next dav the
bills were taken away from her bv order of the
Procurator Fiscal, examined by experts, and
declared by them to be forgeries. When questioned
as to how and from whom she had proem
ed the bills, she was incautious enough to
declare that they were given to her directly by
the deceased himself. The question therefore
turned upon whether she or the late Pastouchof
had committed forgery?she by imitating what
she considered his handwriting, he by making
use of a signature differing slgnallyf rom his own.
It was proved by witnesses on both sides, in- 1
eluding the prisoner herself, that the deceased (
was Incapable of doing anything of the kind. 1
Of a nature modest, retiring and shy, with a
considerable amount of self-esteem, he was
ideally?almost pedantically?honest and truthful.
Ills word given, he liked keeping it, not j 1
mly in the spirit, but to the letter. One of
hose unfortunate men w;n seem doomed to
llsappointments aud dlse.i hantments during
be whole of their short earthly career, he yet
lad sudi filth in t"a<? goodness or human
ia,,ire tha* he nv::iiii?l l>-' levoleut m l e rntldng
to the end. Ilis large tneoni <>f a
re tr lie considered positive'v burdensome, an i
meat UtUe more than atenth of ic on binneil
i'he generosity of his nature was evince I in his
efusing to prosecute his secretary?oa the
rroand that the ma i was marriel and hadchtlIrt
fi?who had robbed him of c-i.n >?, after iiavng
a few weeks previous received a ore seat of
ri.ooo from the very same Pastouchof to bay a
louse with. The man's base Ingratitude was a
!eep blow to Pastouehof's gentle and eonriaing
By woman, however, whom he had a1 wars
lealized. he v.as destined to be still m>r*
ruelly deceived. He always feared lest lits
artune. and not himself, might prove the ob?ct
oi attraction in woman's eyes?while, ia
Irs Ar'i>!r.ov>\-v. who >v i^ rich herself, who
eeiii^J lo need no one's money, and whoshowd
that she was not indifferent to him. he
bought he had net with the disinterested ereaure
he had so long sought for. He was soon
alnfully undeceived, and the b'.ow proved toa
trong f.ir his impressionable and seereMve nanre.
Whether a man like that could have
ommitted forgery was the question the jury
ad to decide. It they considered him incaoale
of such a crime, the guilt fell upon the pi-isner
and her accomplice, several testimonials,
ne from a Senator, another from a serene
tlghness?neither of whom appeared incourt?
s to ner unexceptionable character, were read
a court, but only served, it must be confessed,
i prejudice the jury against her rather than
3r her. The evidence of the Senator, a man
lamed Toman, was amusing and irrelevant in
he extreme. He confessed he knew nothing
f the bills in question, but considered
tiat the whole case had been raised bv
>rosecut Ion, simply for the purpose of putting
everal "h'ghly-placed personages" la the witless
box. Ia spite of such doughty*defenders,
lowevcr, the lady and her accomplice were
ound guilty, and sentenced to be deprived of
heir rights as citizens, to have their property
oallscated, and to four years'residence in si bein.
Among the witnesses for the prosecution
ras a nifin of forty, who had signed bills to the
xtent of l.(km),ooo rubles, and whose property,
>cing valued at lv, rubles, fetched ? rubles
i hen sold by auction. The trial was also reaarkable
from the fact that the public proseeuor.
Prince Urousof, whose powerful speech had
gi eat influence on the jury, had been one of
lie most famous barristers in Moscow, while the
oimsel for the prisoner had lately been public
uoseeutor. A juryman was taken ill during the
rial. Ills place was filled from those who are
epr in reserve in case of accident. They are
ire-ent from the beginning to the end of the
ase it is strange that there was hardly a sinle
serious leading article in the wholeot: he sr.
'e c r-iburg press regarding so interesting a trial,
khlle of feuiileton* and caricatures there were
tozens. It 1-- :<) much easier to scoff at evervhing,
to treat the most Important matters "in
n off-hand manner, and to sneer at wltnes jes,
han t > enskier a subject seriously and with
n'rtming dignity. There was much to weep
ver and little to laugh at in the whole of Artev.vsky's
trial, which brought out in strong reef
a very sad picture of the rottenness and
oUowness of modern society, where > :s.-l and
real names arc employed for ttic purpose of
oncealing the worst of crimes. The <: >!? <, witii
is usual love of philosophic generalization, asertsthat
criminals like Artemovsky aud Mother
letrophania are tlie products of a society that
oes not give full scope to the energies and taints
of the female sex.
Shooting I.og* in Nevada.
A chute Is laid from the river's brink up the
teep mountain to the railroad, and, while we
re telling it, the monster logs are rushing, thu.iieilng.
liying down the declivity. Tiiey come
Hh the sped of a thunderbolt, and somewhat
i its roar. A track oi lire and smoke follows
hem?tire st ruck by their friction with the chute
ogs. They descend the i,7oa feet of the chute in
onrteen seconds, in doing so they drop TOJfeet
><-rpendiculai ly. They strike tlie deep water of
he pond with a report that can be heard a mile
listant. Logs tired from a cannon eo iid scarcey
have a greater velocity than they have at the
oot of tlie chute. Their average velocity is
>vcr one hundred feet in a second, throughout,
he entire distance, and at the instant they leap
rem the mouth their speed must be fully 2<ia feet
er'sccond. A sugar pine log sometimes weighs
? tons. What a missile: How the water is dashed
ntotheair: Like a grand plume of diamonds
uid rainbows, the feathery spray is hurled into
lie air to the height of a hundred feet. It forms
he grandest fountain ever beheld. IIow the
waters of the pond foam and seethe and lash
igainst the shore, one log, having spent its
orce by its mad plunge into the deep waters,
las Doated so as to be at right angles with the
at h of the descending monsters. The mouth
f the chute Is. perhaps, fifteen feet above Uie
urface of the water. A huge log hurled from
lie chute cleaves the air and alights on the
loafing log. You know how a bullet glances,
mt can you Imagine a saw-log glancing? The
nd strikes with a heavy shock, but glides
inlckly past for a short distance, then a crash
ike the reverberation of artillerv, the falling
og spring 150 feet vertically into the air, and,
; it h a curve like a rocket, falls into the pond
eventy yards Irom the log it struck.?(Truckee
Stv.) ltepvbitcan.
The Remakkabi.e Intoxicating Effect of
litrous oxide or laughing gas on t he animalsysem
is known to be largely utilized by the denal
surgeon for producing a temporary lnsensl llity.
The effect is very transient, and Is not
ollowed by depression. The gas. however, as
rdinailly used, must not be respired for long,
s a process of asphyxia goes on. The wellnown
French physiologist, M. Paid Bert, lias
itely sought a way of employing tills agent for
'reducing a long insensibility, such as is retired
for more important surgical cases, and
e has discovered that with the gas under presnre
this may be effected. His experiments
litis far, indeed, have been only on some lower
rdmals, but tlie results may probablv be taken
s applying to the human system as well. After
t few respirations in a compressed atmosphere
ontaining one-sixth of nitrous oxide, a dog was
hrown into deep anaethesla. The heart conInued
to beat and the temperature was norr.al.
M. Pert maintained this state a whole
iour. On admitting ordinary air to the lungs
it the end of this time the ordinary functions
verc seen to be restored after the third inspiraion.
Sensibility returned, and therewith acIvity,
and even vivacity.
P.oston Didn't Lacgh.?The funniest thin? in
'Evangeline," the burlesque, is the "Lame
islierman." lie is in every sceue of the play,
?ut has no relation to the other characters of
he story, and dees not utter a word. His groesquenessof
looks and actions make him corneal,
and his utter absurdity is what the audiaice
laughs at. The success of the "Lame
lsherman" led the authors of " Evangeline" to
jya similarpantomLmic feature in theicnext
mrlesque, "Hiawatha." They resolved to Introiuce
two men. wiio should cross the stage in
very scene as pedestrians engaged in a competitive
walk through the country. Like tlie
' Lame Fisherman," they were to say nothing,
two clever pantomlmists were engaged, and
hey set themselves about devising laughable
peculiarities of gait, and exaggerated expressions
of fatigue, lameness, and soon. "Ilia,vatha"was
put on the stage In Boston, and
,vent very well except as to t lie pedestrians, at
>vhom nobody laughed. Why they did not
'xclte mirth it would be hard to tell. They
valked for one evening only, and "Hiawatha"
las since been played without them.
Mb. G. Orckt, in a recent pamphlet published
n Paris upon agrarian socialism in Italv, discusses
the possibility of preventing in that
country the terrible convulsion which overblew
the old French regime. lie thinks that
it cannot be avoided. In a description of pcasint
life he illustrates the condition of the dally
laboiers of Calabria. Until the age of t?. he
-ays, the young Calabrlan guards pigs and
sheep and takes care of the donkeys. He then
works in the lields and gains eight cents a day.
At 15, he gains fourteen cents; at 20, seventeen
cents and what soup he needs, or twenty-five
cents without soup. He then thinks of marrying,
and lives with his wife in a one-story hut
itli an earthen tioor. the light to which generally
comes by the door. If there should
chance to be a window, it has neither glass nor
shutters. His bed is of straw, and his food of
the simplest description, without meat or wine.
An Amusing Game.?a little girl writes to St.
Nicholas this description of a game they play
where she lives:?A makes B, C, D aud E sit
lown in a row with their backs toward him.
Then standing behind B's chair, he wags his
liead, or scowls and threatens an unseen foe
with his fist, or makes some comical gestures at
the same time asking B this question: " What
am 1 doing?" If B's answer is right, A leaves
Idm and tries l\ and so on, all along the line.
Hut whoever guesses wrong must imitate just
?hat A was doing when putting the question,?
a: ly in perfect silence, of course, very few
give the right answers, and it is funny to see a
whole row of boys and girls busilv making- all
kltds of queer motions and odd 'grimaces, or
posed like some statues in sublime aud rldicul<
.us posit ions. Five minutes Is long enough for
the penalty to last.
The Wrong Apple.?A story is sent to me
about the late Mr. McNab, curator of the Edinburgh
Botardcal Gardens. When Dubufe's cel?b>ated
paintings of Adam and Eve were on
exhibition, Mr. McNab was taken to see them,
?ud was asked for his opluion. " I think no
great things of the painter." said the great garie-Ler.
" Why, man, Eve's templn' Adam wi' a
pippin of a variety that wasna known until
iboot twlnty years ago!" As genuine a bit of
jiitlclsm as that of the farmer who told oeorge
Morland that he had never seen eight little pigs
feeding without one of them having his feet in
ihe trough. Morland altered the picture.?[Lonion
Twenty-five mill girls have been caught
at Manchester, N. H., stealing wood from the
Concord railroad, with which to heat their
rooms, which were near the station.
r?~A resident of Cuttlngvllle, Vt., saw what
he took to be a burglar in his room at night,
and Jumping out of bed throttled with anTron
grasp the big bass viol which stood In the corner,
~j '
**One Batb of Bcnujy-f j,^
the only homely world reporter's effort
to become iskvctifvl.
The one World reporter who has a poor en-nplex
Ion and who desires t > Uaui^uue
yielding to the seductive tiHi ;en ;?r r mr-llae
ad\< rtlsement, found hiinse.r a i evviing a=n>
pulling at the bell of an up-un.a house wherein.
the advertisement said, for a trim.!* consideration,
visitors could be plunged iutoa"lmh
of beauty," with all that the term Implies. The
door v. as opened by a well-b ed m insers ant ari I
revealed a hallway of undoubtedly das Uu_splendor.
In a richly upholstered reception
| room, into which one ci the hall doors opened,
j stood the portly, ruddy-faced host warming his
' hands, which were cltsped behind h!:n. a* a
| bright K~.ite fire, ile won: a profusion of walst
coat, a heavy fob-chain, and a toilet smile.
" What service may I offer you? " he asked
j unctuou-ly,widening his smiic and unlocking his
! hands i >r a geaure t f d-'feieuee.
- Couid you Improve my cornolexion : " the reporter
' Could I?" he sneered, measuring his man
j and lowering his dignity accordingly. It you
want a bath I'll turn you out in a half hour as
pretty as a girl ot sixteen, couldl? Well, I
should think I con 1?for two dollars."
There was, of cowse, no haggling over this
pittance, and straightway the host's fat lingers
pressed a signal-bell, and a scantily clad attendant
slid In at the door. ' Follow him," the
host said, imperiously brushing the air away
from him and towards the door.
Pas-sing to the lower eud of the hall the attendant
threw back another d ?r which opened
into a plainly furnishe 1 parlor variously subiivided
into red-curtained com larlments. Folding-doors,
however, were pushed apart, at the
lower end of the room, through which could be
seen a bright carpet, several lounges and catchall's.
and a mongrel collection of paintings
not above several kinds of crltici-m. A pile of
circulars, setting forth the merits of t lie " beauty
bath." the-'velvet oil" and the celebrated -'herb
essence:" by which complexions are made perfect,
wrinkles ate removed, rough skin Is made
smootli and soft and silken eyelashes are
sprouted, lay on a center table. The attendant
who answered to the name of " George," went
after towels, returned and Introduced the reporter
to the agencies of a vapor bath verv hot .
Then he rubbed some rosewater on his victim's
face and neck with a crash towel and took the
skin off. Next came some " herh essence,"
which was apparently a fluid mixture of ammonia
and benzoin, and which did not soothe
the sufTerer. ** 11 may not do you any good."
said ceorge, alarmed by his patient's cries of
agony, "but it can't hurt you?tint Is not pert
manently." An amber-colored salve, smelling
i or lard and glycerine, was the next and last anj
plication. George said, confidentially: "we
I make it in the cellar here, and the women are
[ wild after It. It's t he vel\et oil.'" The effect
w as very iTitich that' of mutton tallow, recommended
by eminent old women for dunned
hands, it was soothing.
' Did you enjoy the - bath? " the host- asked
as the reporter was leaving. ' i oertalnlv hope
| you did. for it will c\o you :,;nod. There's not h;
ing like that ' velvet oil." bm it's terribly exp'-nI
alve. it conies fn-m the mmuf ictary thai producesthe
same article for tiiec mris'of Europe,
where ii lias been used for centuries. The duties
on articles of that kind, you know, are enormous?pei
feet ly ruinous."
No one of his acquaintance has mentioned
j any change iu the appearauca or the ortginally
j homely H'orM reporter.
A I.ik's Vitality? HAa/ Karon llnmh->hit Dv> i
\<>i Sr.>,. bvt H bat a X< It/ Sew York WY/'.v Did.
Somebody, says the Tribune of New York. ha- !
revived tlie old story about Baron Humboldt's
having described Mr. Bayard Taylor as a man
v. '.iO had travelled more a;<d seen less than any
other person lie had ever heard of. The renetition
af this story at this particular time curiously
lllustrales the vitality of a lie if it be only
malicious and witty. Baron Humboldt never
said anything of the kind. He took some
pains to assure M r. Taylor, and to assure j
many others, that he had never thought I
or said this, or anything resembling
it, and had never heard of it until it came to j
him Irom America. He emphasized afterwards
his cordial regard for Mr. Tavlor, andone of the
best descriptions we have of his later days is to
be found in the account given by Mr. Taylor of
his last visit to the baron. So much for the facts
Now for the origin of the story. A month or two 1
before it lirst saw the light in an American
newspaper, a rather seedy New York writer
addressed a note to Mr. Taylor requesting
from liirn the gift of a complete set ot his
works. This amounted at that, time (even at
wholesale rates) to a request for a gift of ?
or $50; and Mr. Taylor, whose means were then
limited, and who knew of no sort of claim which
the applicant had upon him for such a courtesv,
declined. The applicant was enraged, arid
boasted that he would pay Mr. Tavlor for what
he conceived to be an affront. Within a fortnight
lie coined this story and set it atioat. The
man has long been dead, and there Is no occasion
for fastening his dirty trick now to his
gravestone; but the facts have been so well
known for many years that it is surprising to
see the old calumny coming up agai n.
Tiie Prime of I.ife.?Between the ages of
forty-live and sixty a man who has properly
regulated himself may be considered in the
prime or life, ills matured strength of constitution
renders him almost Impervious to
an attack of disease, and experience has
given soundness to his judgment, ills mind
is icsolute, firm and equal; all his functions
are in the highest order; he assumes mastery
over his business; builds up a competence
on the foundation he has laid in
early manhood, and passes through a period
of life attended by manv gratifications
Having gone over a year or two over sixty, he
arrives at a stand still. But athwart this is the
viaduct called the turn of life, which, if crossed
in safety, leads to the valley of "old age," round
which the river winds, then beyond, without
boat or causeway to effect a passage. The bridge :
Is, however, constructed of fragile material,
and it depends on how it is trodden whether it
bend or bieak. Gout and apoplexy are also
in the vicinity to waylay the traveler, and i
thrust him from the pa s; but let him gird up
his loins and provide himself with a titter
stafi, and he may trudge on in safety and with
perfect composure. To quit metaphor, '-the
turn of life" is a turn either into a prolonged
walk or Into the grave. The system and powers
having reached the utmost expansion now
begin either to close like ailowerat sunset or
break down at ouce. One injudicious stimulant,
a single fatal excitement, may force it beyond
Us strength, while a careful supply or
props and the withdrawal of all tends to force
a plant will sustain it in beauty and vigor until
night has entirely set in.
Riguts5)i- Parents as to Religious Edfcatios.?A
curious question was passed upon by
the English court of Appeal In the case or scarEllis
against Lascelles, namely, as to the authority
of a father to control the religious education
of his children, and the effect of an antinuptial
agreement with the mother in relation
to such education. In this case, the father
was a Protestant and the mother a Roman
catholic. The father endeavored to have the
children educated in the tenets of the Protestant
faith, but the mother, without the
knowledge of the father, caused them to be
baptized as Roman Catholics, and to attend
the services of that church. The father
settling upon eacli of the children a certain
sum. caused them to be made wards of the
! eouit and procured an order from the Viee;
Chancellor, declaring that they should be
brought up as Protestants and restraining the
mother from taking them to any Hoinui catholic
place of worship. The mother opposed this
order, claiming that she agreed to the marilage
with her husband, relying on a promise
made by him to her and to her relations
that the children should be brought up in her
leiigious faith. The court of appeal affirmed
the order ot" the Vice-Chancellor, holding that
the father had the legal right to bring up the
children in his own faith, and that he had In
no way forfeited or abandoned his authority.
The decision is In harmony with the general
rule, that, as to the religious education, the
child is to be educated in the religion of the
father.?[Albany Lair Journal.
Bio Clams from Long Island.?Captain John
Richards, of Gale's Ferry, has recently returned
from a cruise to the south shore or Long Island,
with a cargo of quahogs of extraordinary
dimensions. The captain says that the entire
strand of southern Long Island is strewn with
hundreds of bushels of these clams, which
were washed ashore in the late gale. We nave
received seven of the monsters, that together
weigh nine pounds and four ounces, averaging
twenty-one and one-seventh ounces apiece
some of the largest specimens measure nearly
afoot in circumference. As an article of diet
they are relished by epicures, who pronounce
fhe "eyes" to be liner than ordinary scollops,
and by lobsters, who are not particular In their
choice 01 food.?[.VortrfrA (Coon.) bulletin.
A Clerical Scandal in Texas.?The Rev
G. V?. \ eal. oneof the best known clergvmen in
Texas, who was chaplain or the Texas house of
representatives during the administration of
Cov. l hreckmorton, Is accused of attempting a
felonious assault upon Mrs. E. II. Griffin, the
wife of an intimate friend. Veal acknowledges
that he was In fhe liablt of kissing Mrs. Crlffin
without her husband's consent, but denies the
more serious accusation, and his friends allege
that Mrs. Griffin. "from gome sudden perversion
of her r.:oral feelings, superinduced by her
peeul or condition, gives utterance to mere hallucinations."'
This phsycoiogleal hypothesis
i dees Lot make an impression on the simpleI
minded Texans. Veal is under arrest, and the
Galveston AVk*. savs that the verdict of popular
opinion, based not onlv on ill's. Griffin's oath,
but on Mr. Veal s statements, is blasting to his \
| pious pretences.
India Ink.?The Papier Zritun<; give the foli
lowing ieeipe for maklnga deep black India ink
which will also give neutral tints in its half
! shades: Rub thoroughly together eight parts of
lampblack, sixtv-four parts ot water, and four
paits of finely-pulverized indigo. Boil the mixture
until most of the water has evaporated,
then add five parts of gum-arabic, two parts of
glue, and one part of extract of chlccory. Boll
the mixture again until it has thickened to a
paste, then shape it In wooden moulds which
have bctftt tubbed with olive or almond oil.
at tbs
i iifoii of the lint Fag 4VI I'tttn'a arenue.
j for the Holidays, which one end all can buy a
Christmas present.
600 Fairs Children Shoes, at 5 eentR a pair.
The next you can buy in Youth*' TV<xr_s. at 50 eta.
20 Cases of Men's Boots, at $ 1. $1.25.
A iarve lot of Boy's Shoes, at fcO cents.
Ladies Rubbers, at 25 cents.
Ladies' Pebble Goat and French Ri I Side lace, from
the best manufacturers in Baltimore,
at 81 75 |>er pair.
Men's Hand-stitch Gaiters, at $3.50 to $4.50.
The finest assortment of Men's Siij'i>ers, Hind- ,
sewed, from 75 cents up to1J3.
Ladies' Kid and Goat French Heel, at $2 a pair.
Call early, as the rueh is great at the
491 Pcnn*ulvania avenue.
leopold rtchold, Proprietor.
no branch store IN T1T1H cttv. dec2P-tr
Great barwaiivs
i?11& ntisv!ranift avenuf.
Gentleman's hand-sewud Gaiters at jr ;.50, xrorth
English Walking Shoes, laced, haul pcwed.rjtl
* orth $?. %
A 1- t cf I. ?ys' Boots, fin* cs!f. worth ?5. ^
Extra kn-nr! lioys' Shoes, uia le. i'i, worth
, ; Beys' Button Gaiters, $V'.-">0. : ?.
: 1 best* Koods must be maoat11 removing I
! toy i >* 'in di j jrtii rtit i"iiiv,n town.
j Indm^nionts for the holiday*.
cuiLDRExr (:rl
| If you do, go to the
?<? ? I'ennsvsfvnnia avenue,
Where you will find tbe best roods at prices as lorr
as anj^vhere m the United States.
a FEW FACTS? AND figures.
LadleV Pebble Goat Button Boots f l.'W to X7*
j Ladie*,'Kid Eutton Boots 1.50 to 4.00
Ladies' Navy Bine-top. French Hee:s, Button. .$2.50
Indies' Diagonal or Check Top, Button 2.50 I
t Ladies'Lace Boots, all styles 90c. to 2.00 '
1 Ladies' Siipj>ers 30a to 2.00
Gent's Congress Gaiters (100 stvlea) $125 to 5.00
Gent's Kip Boots 1.50 to 3.50
Gent's Calf Boots 8.00 to 4.50
Gent's French Calf SUtched Boots. 6.50
Boys' Boots, Shoes and Gaiters ..... 75c. to 3.00 i
Misses' and Children's good Shoes 2u i>er cent leas
than elsewhere.
Rubljers best and cheapest hi town.
Gent's Rubbers, 50c.; Ladies', 35c.; M'S3oe' and
i Children's, 25 and 30c.
Gent's Rubber Boots, $2.50.
t*f~fhe above are all the best make goods and all
Only Oil* Pricf.. rnov27-trl GEO. MrCARTHY.
943,000 WORTH
boots, gaiters and slippers,
without regard to cost,
louis heilbbun,
No. 409 7th street Mrttwetl.
Rio* or?"That Old Woman or Km."
I ================= |
^UESMKV ?OffS8, .
or ocr
A. SAKS & CO.'S,
316 Seeenth St., 921 Pennsluvania are,
dec!4 tr
JKO. E. Ml. AD ALL, & SO*.
dealers in
919 B street ti.tr.,
Near b. & p. b. r. Depot,
Washington, d. O.
Bab Iron, Horse Shoe Iron and Nails,
Tin Plate, Zinc, Hubs, rims,
Spokes, Ducks, Drills.
Oil Carpets,
Faints, Varnish, machine Belting,
Packing a?d La(*nq.
the office of the
Which b*f been closed for a few months, has been
reopened by Messrs. BINGWALT & HALL, who
are agents for the District of Columbia, Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, for the sale
of these remedies, at their office, southeast corner of
9th and E streets, two squares north of Pennsylvania
avenue, and which has been elegantly furnished
and fitted up for the convenience of patients, Consultation
holman lives pap.
What is it? and what does It mean? It Is a new
method of treating successfully all Liver and Stomach
Diseases externally, and it means an honest war
, against the thousand and one nostrums and humi
hugs of this and past ages.
its discovert.
About eight yean ago there was discovered and
j pnt into practice a new, simple, convenient and safe
principle for curing disease by absorption, without
1 the aid cf Medicine. The necessities of the case
prompted a vigorous examination into its merits,
until the question was thoroughly and practical iy
; solved.
Offloe?Corner of 9th and E streets northwest, over
Win. R. Riley's Dry Goods Store.
No. 8 Charles street. Baltimore. novC ly t
913 Ptxnstltania afllua iub
(Dompsey's Stationery Store.)
Watches put in complete order by me are guaranteed
for one year, at money refunded- feWly
U bonds on hand for immediate delivery.
District of Oolmnhia. Twenty and Thirty-year Gold
Sixes, for sale.
i? Bonds Of D. C. guaranteed by tbs United
Notice to moitit vnwoi rat?
The rte*n?* w. w tok<oran. whtah hag
>m b-n't a:. 1 f:nni. ?l ?
k L. ta:n.?? tteonlv
lalowm to i&lid l fc*k >t1?itt? *t
?eiucn wharf, K miih! trip (1, Jiciullw idn<Min
o mans! -r and fmxu:it.
Steenier 1?* ve* 6tb sUvet wharf daily (snsakn ?!
' ,fl * w <n<wvtnm? about i p <u. j mch.
soluksflwor'nl sm 't Ladier* Mount vernon
^wwcmfcon. l l llake, st??ne? w w oor
"ob norfolk. foktuv n8 monbok and thb
hi >utu
'-'""it Iron stealer lady of
iltk lark, i s; ?m o 4. l'osiit
flllx.k*. ^ ith-titrwt v art. tint
"i.'iher !? ; >'. every m-day, vh! **m^^bms
?i- i f .' 'J. oViock p ia., connecting
Titu steamer*. ior T"\-t<>n, prov i\k*'and other
Sorihcrr. iP.iits. Returning. leave* Norfolk ewf
vussiiy. 1 !;ur lay w.: Sat unlay, at 4 u'dock p. B.
for potomac river landings
stoats john w. thompson, Captain Jouu ?.
aood, 1<: > * her * i.ai-1, t< <-aitnn<i of _
'th ?tl?1itti stiv< t :>c j oar ;, at 7
xl, tiirw t ' ". ?? i < *wi., for Currionan.
n?.*jiuii ini oi'.r.rJtoini, stopping at . nterpeoiate
o- . ?-?> u.p. utjrt of ?-*'ling, Hon.
tt}-. ihur- >" "tin sal v.:.lay.
tor furiser :is?iu atioo, apply at t'*e office, over
HetropoUt?n i--nk, Kn iV ] xpeeea Oflioe.. ot ?-t Uia
JonipanyV v.i.xrf, foot . f Gth wtr<-e?i'smviure
oalied for on fcri '.oaUon at Kncx1* ti.
~ t? . samuel baoon.Fraat
b. j. aocinelly, a>r"iit
? ^ btea>'.fr8 for new yore.
The ste.-.i .<1> .1 i un gil ".son and e c. enight,
-itrrnai- l} ,m?vf i\. r 41 la?t liver, new
tcik. < very Sai - lay, at 4 o'clock r ni.
-tow n evt-ry k:?inrday, kh 1 aleiat;
Iris .lay
Fr*i*rtit taken at lowest rate*. For Irformattoa
pply at oO? pvw; metropolitan liaii (. 1 ">tli irtraM,
^ DBNliAal, a?reut, Water atiaei.
_ai 21-tr bamx7el bacon, l>n?tait
\iwHTIl (ilkmas llovl>-8tmtmt
i.> i.tKv. i)i rwtr.n Xkw vobs, uhbi, loidoi
bC>rTHAVVTO> *sn Bkkmkn.
The ntduuitf of tu,* company wall aall evory Hatml&y
f/oiii !' > m. u 1'ht. fvk>t of 8<1 nt,
3-ibt ' i "at>sa?-p From x cw #i hlb
fork Hav; . Lonilor, si^nthami ton
a-.d Broitcn, first c.-.t:in, jkltxt, s-xxnid cabin. #60,
rold. suvr^.-t., >k a , currr-acy. For fivurlit or paan?e
sj wj to 0> lkicbb * co., 2 ik<vluur Orxeo,
York. octl-ty
\J betwi:u?
?htt.ADmm *. a1exandri wahillroxob
and cieoboktown,
lonvr+irtn n' Phila<trlt>hin *ni'h VitfAe't
t.mc ; >r Ronton, }'rov4<t*ne?, ana
tlf > rtr luafmit btntra.
NIIIiik IMyi,
rrotn firi .Jr'.j iiia -h.-;ui>tay. at ? j c.
From -Iii* <r\->u- Momlay, at 11 a. ct
i roiii li( t?--vtu**??Monday, at 7 p. in.
Frf.;*-. . .e rr -iv. t uaily nntu 6 r- tu. 1 *trotMte
in I'kT civcn to B< ?ton atid _ , (!"*
.?, a; ". Fall k v. v. 0.??- r^5??bc
*"or?et-"vi v.:., t wii.' p.ea?e bave tl 'ui marked
'iriortrfl I' < -
For f' r. ..ition at j'y to S. H. JOlINflOH A
jo.. 11^2 1' t- i i noi'tlivrfit. ti? d 1'itU-ftroot wfcarf,
\&e>.ir.ir'.-:u f- * ; H F. 11VDE, hit Waf?r ntr?et,
, ;? ?".; wil^uii p. olydu *00.:
je-itr;: 13 lioatfc Wbirvt*. Fh'ladel
>bia. aiarx>- ly
' "l'sam?> luke.
u not i "b
V. itb F."* ? f dlCltl iclw the ciller** Of ool
.eUiii. tL? t-i.-zi. rsol t?j'vue tujte i ocLflca?ur?e
ot ail v. ui'> ye-.r.
On tl?? ii iv,ar.i|i.t- r.^ frem. Onwirt'.vrii to n>w
i'ork rr e<?=t. n, croa^iii^ tiw n.vn?l&u ot tqtt as
at., or i ot' l r to tue north of 43.
On ujp i i'l.ii -.vani ra^nuwe croewlrr tb* meridian
f 5c at 43 u'. . or nothing to the north of 41
tee ccna1;d steamship ookfanf limited.
Srtveen at tc For/.- amf Ur*r%>ool, Vailing
>it Cork Harbor.
pbom rkw tore. 1 fbom nrw iou.
?byf.t.:iua.. ,W?xL, Oct. SO 8cytkia Kud., No*. IT
^rnnnia Wed.. Nov. 6 Aliyesiiua. .wvl, Deo. 4
Utrwii. VTod., Nov. 13 luuinia weil, Dea ii
bnf.vj ....Wed., Nov. at) ajveha w?d , d?o. ib
aid tv<-ry fcllowiinj w?dj,ea<tay from new Tot*
"No stoera*-6.
lutn of
By atoat^prs carrylim fteera^e,^ #?ti and 100 gold,
ccordln* tc. aco iuiuouat;onB.
By eteaiaere i. n carryaiK bt^rawe, $80, (1(10 and
113*' trold, accorianir to ^coimmodationa.
TicKsta to Pari?, $15, iroid. ailditiouai.
Bfcturn ticketn on favorable tr.rxue ti!*k<5ti< limed
t a erocia; i.jh r*te of *<?j ?old daring uie fall and
rlnter eewon.
bteemrt at very low ratea bt?pera?? tickets from
Uvenoci and oueentttv?u, an j all other porta ot
tnrope at lowett rtt *.
Throtnrh bills of lasen triven for Belfant, Qlaannw,
Iavre, Annvci-|< end other (>orta on the Oonttnoot,
.nd for Medjt< rranean porta.
For freight ai <i i ;;kk:wii apply at the oompany^
f&ce. No. 4 bowline Oret n. or t>oth st(?nw? and
abrn, to otis lluklow. 6u& 7th atroet. Waablncon,
d. 0.
j28-it cd as. g. fbanoklyn, a#rent. h. *.
glLTinOltE am) ohio bau.boab.
fatiocal Koute and Short Uao to tt*
North, Korthwut, WtM
and Koulhwut,
To tafee effect Sunday, Nov. 17,187*
leave washington:}
5k)5a. m.?New York, Philadelphia, and Booton
Exrrefit<^Eliicott City. On Sunday to Baltimore
only, btoi e at Shirley's, Laurel, Annapolis
Junction, je-pup's, Hanover, and Klk b.dcro.
Brt-akia-l at ltelay.
3:60 a. m.?Balthaore. Annai^olla and wdy. (Piedmont,
Strafbiirir, Winchtwttr, Ha?removn, and
Way via Relay.)
r7 40 a. m.?Baltuuoreatid Laurel Expreaa.
i-.10 a. m.?Point of rni-ka, Piedmont. Htraabruv,
Winchester. Ha*rervtown, and Way SUtiona.
i.30 a. m.?New York, Philadelphia. Iiowton and Baltimore
express. Parlor Car to New York and
Philadelphia. Stops at a niiapolia Junction.
5 :36 a. m.?St. iyme. Louisville, Chicago,Columboa
and Pitifeburv Exprnw. Frederick, ha^erwujwn
and Valley branch except Sunday. Through
Car to Stautiton. Pullman Car to Cincinnati
daily. Grafton to Sanduaky, dally, except Satorday.
r9:00 a. m ?On Sunday only, Baltimore, Annapolis
and Way.
10:00 a. m ?Baltanore Exprnea. Stops at Bladenobury.
College, iMiltsviile, Laurt.1, Amiapolia j unotion,
j?mtii'e an-1 Hanover.
;2 10 p. m.?Baltimore. an.uai-olie, EUioott City and
fl-jo p. m.?New York, Philadelphia and Boston
Express. St< 5>s 8t Laurel.
:1:35 p. m. on Sunday only for Baltimore and way
ti3(jj>. m.?Baltimore, Biadenabnrtr, ant Laurel
Express. Frederick via Belay. Stops at Annapolis
*4.35 p. m.?Point of Rocks, Frederick, HwetsUiwn,
Winchester and Way Stations. On Sundays to
Point of Books and Way Stations only.
:4.40 p. m.? BaiUmcre, Annapolis and Way 8utions.
6 :!w p. m ? Philadelphia, Norfolk and Baltimore
Expref? . Elb.oft City. Norfolk exoent Sunday.
Sor/olk /'awnfffrs taken in the Car* direct
to Dual at Canloti. Stop at Biadenaborg
and Laurel.
-tj bo p. ill?Kaltircore and Way Station*.
rt :30 p. m ?Chi<-atro and Columbus Express. Sitepiivu
Cart to Ohi</-^).
-8:10 p. m.?Baltimore Fxpress.
) 00 p. m.?p'-int of Rocks and Way Stations.
"9 50 r. m.?sf. Louis, Cincinnati, LouirvJle and
Pittsbnnr Express. Pittsburg, exoept Sunday.
Pullman Carx.
'10.15 p. m.?n- w York, Philadelphia and Baltimore
Express. stops at Hiadeusbuiv and Laurel.
a left iw Car to n w York, ana SpociAl Sleeping
Car to Philadelphia.
ft) Dally. 1 On Sunday only. Other trains dally
<xcept Sunday.
Aii train* stop at Relay Station. uovld
ic7q or eat 1q7q
loio pe\nsvlvahu iOlO
cotthe north, west, and boctthwx8t.
Double Track, Steel Halls,
ip undid sckm.bt, slionincutt equtpkir.
In Effect Deokmrer 16th, 1878.
rBAINS leave washington, from Ospot,
corner of Sixth and b streets, as follows:
Ittsbuiy and the West, 10:10 am. dally, with Farlor
Car to Pittsburg and Sleeping Cars from
Pittsburg to Cincinnati, St Louis and Gbioaco:
v 40 p ut. daily, with Palace Oar to Chicago.
baltimore and potomac railroad.
for Canandaiirua. Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara
Falls and the North, at 7 .40 p.m. dally, except
Saturday, with Palace Oars to Watkina. For
WilliaRisport, Lock Haven, and Elmira, at 10:10
am. daily, except Sunday.
for New York and the East, 1:90 and 10:16 p.m.
dally, with Palace Care attached. Limited Express
of Pullman Parlor Oars, ?:30 am. daily,
except Sunday.
for Brooklyn, n. y., all through trains oonneot at
Jersey city with boats of Brooklyn Annex,
affording direct transfer to Fulton street, avoiding
double ferriage and Journey across Mow
York city.
for Philadelphia, 1:90. 5:80 and IO1I6 p. m, dally.
Limited Expr^ee. 9 jo a m. daily, exoept Sunday,
for Baltimore, 7 00, 8:516, 11:30am. and 4 :s0 p. m.
daily, except Sunday; 10:10 a m., 1:80, fi :90,7 :tc
and 10:15 p. in. dany.
For Pope's Creek Line, 7 .-00 a. m. and 4:30 p m.
daily, except Sunday.
(Tor Annapolis, 7.00am. and 4 jo p.m. dally, except
alexandria and fredebioksbubo ?atrway
and alexandria and washington
RAIldi' 'ad.
for Alexandria, 6 7, 8,9.10. llam.,1: u, 8, 4i.
6:16,7 ardll :j0 p. m. On Sunday at 9 a m.. anil
1.16 and 7 y.vx.
for Richmond and the South, cm am. and 8 30 r
m. dally.
For c. & o. r. b., 5:20 p. m. daily.
Crains leave Aiexandnator w ashlngton. 6.7.1 -00.
9. 10, 11 a in.: 1, 3. 4 30, 6,61677 amufpo?
On 8unday at 8 :<j0 and 10 a m., and 6 16 p. m.
Tickets, huormation. Bleeping and parlor oar a#jommodatlonji
can be procured at Uie offices. northMet
oorofr of Thirteenth street and Pennsylvania
avenue; northeast corner of Sixth street and fsobcylvanJa
avenue, and at the depot, where orders osa
he left for checking of baggage to destination from
loteis and reaideti<?a _ . _
L. P. FARMER, General Pisasngm Agent.
frane thomson. General Manager. povt
The pnbuc u resgsetfURyJrtojnad thai m*
lycett bookbikdeky
j earrlsd on as heretofore. The sans ombsri
irarkmen are employed, and the work turned ool
?in be in the superior stylo Which has ahm** bma a
*arscteristic oftbe establishment
apb-ly 1019 Paawsytissls n., Id floor.

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