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THE AKKIVAL OF C1KACK MA US II.
An unusually happy snulo rested upon
the fair features of Blanche Levoro two
visoks after our first Introduction to her,
as she, with a pretty littlo tidy spread
out before her, sat crocheting upon the
piazza, enjoying the cool morning
breeee as it danced among hor curls.
Throwing down her work .she ex
claimed: "Oil, Tarn out of all patience!
I do wfsh SbntfrsTwould dome ! "Only
one week more and then ho forasplen-
did party! But hark! there comes a sued for her Jove in valu. ITcr large
carriage up the walk. I do wonder if it! brown eyes, so full of love and tender
is Grace; she was to have been here'ness, had never yet rested upon one to
about this time," and rising upon the! whom she could say," Whcro thou goest
little footstool, sho stood gazing down I will go, thy people shall be my people,
the lawn in hopeful expectation. "Ob, ) and thy God my God." No. Her heart
I am so glad! It is she ! it is she !" and was yet free, but how long did It remain
without any more ceremony -was soon j
at the gate to receive her. "Welcome
once more to the homestead!" exclaimed
she, as her cousin alighted from the
old-fashioned stage-coach, and placing
an arm afi'cctioiiatcly around her waist,
escorted hor up to the house.
"TTmy isilonrfrmiulimniwl fmlllm?l,,,
asked Grace, as she ascended the grand
old piazzR. 1
"Both in excellent health," answered 1
the old lady herself, coming forward,
"but how is my little Gracie?" and tak-1
ing off her heavy gold spectacles she I
kissed her granddaughter, as she led i
the way into the comfortable, old-fash-!
ioned parlor. "Sit down, my other was loved by those who knew her best,
pet," said the kind old lady, "and! But to return after they had partaken
grandma will see what she can get for f of some refreshments, and the girls had
you, for you must be hungry and faint ! retired to Blanche's little boudoir, they
after your long ride." , began arranging and talking ovor the
"You have scarcely given me time to 1 anticipated party, which was to take
speak, so anxious have you been about J place one week from that night,
my welfare," replied Gracie; "but, deari j uono your ulotl,er will consent to
grandma, do not give yourself any tin-1 Delia's coming," said Sonora to Grace,
cashless about me, for I shall get along r quite long to see her, though it is but
well enough till dinner time." j a month since I left her at school."
"But a piece of grandma's good cus- r (,0 nofc thnk R wJU be ,e for
tard Pie, and a glass of currant wie,;,lcr to ,eave wllcn t am awaV," replied
will do wonderful things towards help- Qrace M sne turned over some engrav
ing you to converse with more fluency ! ,nRa Ule uhc ttJiut 8,aI1
upon all the top.es so interesting to us ,mve fine whm wo rolnm (o Xew
girls," adtled Blanche, looking i York, now that we are so well aeqnaint
chievously at her grandmother as she wL rUll graduates next summer, I
left the room. "After you get rested we ! uei jeven
will go to my room," continued sue,
"and have a real good chat. I have so
many things to ask and to tell you. Oh,
1 1 1 . T ... I Ca.m '
u3 me ., x Ca j
lTrtwltt .linro nvnrv minute Th(V Mflt-ftl
a country seaiauom a quarter 01 numu
from ns. You remember her, do you
"Let 1110 see," said Grace; "she at
tends Madame C 's school, does she 1
not? Yes, I have been introduced to
her and met her once or twice in com
pany. I have heard my sister Conlelia
speak of her as a very lovely girl."
"She is, indeed, one of the sweetest
girls I ever met with, though a little too
fastidious about some things I think.
The other day I had my fortune told,
and according to the prophecy, we are
to become rivals," and throwing back
her head, Blanehe burst into a hearty
"I hope you will not prove a danger
ous one," said our heroine, just then
opening the door, and overhearing the
last part of her friend's speech.
"Good morning. I am so glad you
are here at last," said Blanche, taking
Sonora by the hand and leading her for
ward. "This is my cousin, Gracie
Marsh, whom I believe you have met
"I am happy to meet you once more,
Miss Marsh," said Sonora, extending
her hand. "May we become belter ac
quainted?" "Not while you call me 'J Marsh,' "
said Gracie, pretending to look very in
dignant. "Well, dear Grade, then," and kiss
ing each ether, they were as well ac
quainted as if they had always known
"That's tho way!" exclaimed Blanche,
putting an arm around the waUt of pa. as they entered. 'T want your opin
eaoh. and the three girls' voices mingled 1 ion 011 this roast. It is one of lite lambs
toKether till it became quite a difficult
matter to distinguish one from the
TTn!tvt trvHv! what a clatter!" ex -
olnimml'the voice of good old grandpa!
Marsh, as he opened the door, unheard
i...i..,.,u. followed bv his better
1 o unw .hmrinr .1 trav. con-
taining "goodies" from grandma's well grandparents by their affectionate titles,
stored closet. "So you are here atj '", and these tarts wwe made ex
last," said he, addressing his lately ar- prcssly for our little pet," said the old
rived granddaughter; "and tre intend la'b", a she glanced toward Sonora.
keeping you, too," and ho kissed the 'Thank you, dear grandma," an
little ruby lips, held up so temptingly to swered Sonora, and seating herself be
his own. Then, turning to Sonora tween Blanche and her grandmother,
"Why, you little puss, you look as sweet 'began partaking with the rest of the
as a pink this morning. I have a good bountiful supply with which the table
mind to serve you the same as Gracie," ! WIS loaded.
and patting her rosy cheek he seitod ! Here we will not intrude, but leave
himself in the large easy chair that his
father had sat in many years before,
whilo grandma Marsh entertained the
girls by a lengthy recital of the superior
excellence of her currant wine. While
they are enjoying themselves, we will
take the liberty of informing our readers
more particularly of Grace Marsh. Hor
fatlior and Blanche's mother had been
brother and sister, so that she claimed
tho same relationship to Caplahi'Marsh
and his wife that Blanche did. Upon
tin- decease of her father, which hap -
poncd about a year previous to our
story, Grace had taught music-, endeav
oring thereby to aid her invalid mother,
who, being left with scarcely enough
means to educate her three young
(laughters, had nearly given up to de
spair, and had it not been for theself
sacrificiug daughter, would have sunk
beneath the blow. Her sister Cordelia,
two years younger titan herself, had
been placed at Madame C 's school
by a wealthy lady, after whom sho was
named. Grace was now eighteen. She
was not beautiful, neither was she per
fect as a heroine of a story is generally
pictured out to be, but her delicately
moulded form and fino features could
be well termed "gotftWooklng" at least
so thought many a yoilng man who had
so? Ah, we will not anticipate. She
was noble and generous by nature, with
a mind well cultivated with the useful
as well as the ornamental. She could
not only sing and dance, but could also
"bake and brew" with the agility of a
skillful hand. She could regale her
guests with some of the daintiest bread
and pastry, made by her own delicate
hands, while the Mine little fingers
would bring fortli some of the sweetest
music from the finely toucri piano, which
served not only for her amusement, but
was also an instrument of great service
in teaching her pupils. Such a girl as
this was Gracie Marsh. No wonder she
1 "Yes," answered Sonora, "we both
I enter the graduating class this year."
"Then lnnk out. for livn innmna of
s,nartncss," said Blanche, her roguish
... ... . . . - ...
eyes sparkling with mischief. "But
, t about .,. . Sonora?
You know that you are my 'right hand
man,' and a great deal of tho arrange
ments devolve upon you. We will ap
point you captain, and we, your loyal
subjects, are ready to obey."
"Well, then, to begin, let us three sit
down and write the invitations," and
opening a large box sitting upon tho ta
ble, Sonora took out a package of note
papers and etivelopcs, and dividing
them, handed parts to each of her com
panions. Then, going to Blanche's lit
tle writing desk, she took out the ink
and a pen for each. "There, now, let
us begin," and setting tho example, she
seated herself with the list of guests be
fore her and began writing. About two
hours were thus occupied, when tho last
one was finished by Blanche, who,
jumping up just as the bell sounded for
dinner, exclaimed, "One hundred and
fifty! Well, that is pretty good for a
country party, what do you think,
"Capital!" exclaimed both at once.
"Xow let us pack them nicely in this
little basket," said Sonora, "and they
will be ready for Juno to deliver this af
Finishing this important task, they
descended to the dining room, where
grandpa stood caning a leg of lamb,
whose savorj' smell might have caused
the mouth of an epicure to water, while
grandma, at the door, stood waiting to
"Come, girls, be seated," said grand-
for our Hock."
'Ob, we can imagine already, for sec-
,nS 18 waievlng," saM Gracie, takin;
1 "er soat beside grandpa.
"And these delightful lwas ami new
' potatoes are from grandma's own lilt!
garden, I'll wager," said Fonora, who
was in the habit of calling Blanche's
them to the enjoyment of their meal,
uninterrupted by the peering eyes of
CTiAPTErt 11 l
r.issEr. sosonAs itji-ii-
Juno having been dispatched with the
invitations, the girls spent the after
onn .,, win, .ninone: the fine old
i trees in the garden aud forming plans
1 with reference to the party till at last
, Samp, coming for Sonora, put an end to
that day's pleasure; Blaucho and Grace
1 accompanied herat far as the gate. Sce-
ing her well mounted upon Jetty's back, j
the former exclaimed: 1
"Bemember your promise! I sliall be
over day after to-morrow for an intro
duction to the students," and bursting
out Into a hearty laugh, as she shaded
her eyes with one hand, while with the
other she waved a "good-bye," turned to
Grace, saying, "You are not acquainted
with Harry, Sonora's brother, are you?
Well, he will be here at the party. He
came here about two weeks ago and
brought his room-mate, a Mr. Pierpont,
who was taken sick the day after, and
has been confined to his room nearly
ever since. Sonora says ho Is superbly
handsome, has lovely black curls and
dark' blue eyes, and then such teeth!"
and laughing she displayed her own
pearly set. "Sonora had the exquisite
pleasure of tending him during his ill
ness. Think how romantic!" and clai
ping her little dimpled hands, made the
avenue ring with
"Cupid can do wondrous things
If I catch him I'll soon clip hl wins."
"Why, cousin, I am inclined to think
you are 111 love yourself with tho un
known," said Grace, playfully.
"I in love? Why, I never could sit
still long enough to find out; but for the
future I Intend to be more dignified,"
and drawing back iter shoulders, and
her mouth down, walked towards tho
house with mock gravity.
Sonora entered the house just as they
were sitting down to supper. Hastily
arranging her toilet, she descended to
the dining room.
"Why, Sis, you are getting to be quite
a runaway," said her brother, as she
took her seat opposite him. "I have
been wishing you would come for the
last hour. What do you say to a sail by
"O, delightful! When?"
"On Wedna-day evening, upon the
"Good!" exclaimed Sonora. "I am
so glad, for Blanche and her cousin are
coining to spend the day with me, and
can go along."
"I thought a sail would do Clarence
good, poor fellow !" remarked Mr. Hew
itt, "and have hired the fine little sail
boat Speedy for your amusement; so
you see, my daughter, I mean that you
shall enjoy yourself," said the Colonel,
looking at Sonora.
"Thank you, dear papa," she replied;
"you are always doing something for,
my happiness." Then, turning to her
mother, she asked, "How is Mr. Pier
pont to-day, mamma?"
"Almost well, I believe, Harry said,"
"Yes, to-morrow he can take a ride
upon Bess and see how lie likes Bridge
port, for he has seen nothing of the
place yet," said Harry.
"Why did he not come down to sup
per?" asked Sonora, her face indicating
surprise as she spoke.
"Well, we took a walk this afternoon
and he complained of feeling tired, so I
persuadeded him to lay down and have
his tea brought up," answered Harry,
smiling as he passed the cake to his sis
"You are very particular regarding
Mr. Picrpont's health," remarked Mrs.
Hewitt to her daughter.
Sonora, not beetling tho manner In
which this was said, merely replied,
"Oh, no, mamma. It is no more than
right to inquire after the health of one
who Is a guest beneath our roof, I am
And, allowing she was a little par
ticular," said the Colonel, winking to
his wife, "what of it? You know love
will go where it is sent, otherwise you
would not have been Mrs. Hewitt, would
you? A certain pair 01 epaulettes tuu
wonders in finding tho way to your
heart," and the old gentleman laughed
till his sides shook.
"0,do hush such nonsense," answered
his wife. "I am sure I never should
have been so silly as to fall in lovo with
your good looks and showy epaulettes,
had that been your ouly recommenda
tion." Oh, then vou arc willing to own
that it was not all love In our case, but
a few dollars helped us amazingly. Well,
no matter; 'all is well that ends well,'
and it is too late to repent now, so I will
make the best of a bad bargain," and
laughing, as they arose from tho table,
he gave his wife, an affectionate slap
upon the shoulder as he said, "Xo mat
ter, my Alice; your heart is good, I
know. You will not always c-tcem
money tho most essential tiling towards
Hie Colonel and his lady retired to
tlio back piazza to enjoy a cozy chat,
while Harry took a stroll in the ganlcn
to enjoy a prime Havana,
Sonora, according to a custom which
she had followed for a year or. two, of
going Into tne Kitcueu one evening in
every week to teach Clarrissa, or "Bis
sev," as she was caiieu, an interesting i
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little colored gfrl.wliosc mother had for- j
merly been a slave toMr. Hewitt's moth
er. and who was now cook In her young
"massa's" house. Sampson, the coach
man, was her husband, and this prodigy
of negroism was their only child, biie
was at the present time nearly fourteen
years old. Her round ebony face was
ornamented by a pair of eyes which
might have answered" the place of a tin
der box when she was angry judging
by the sparks which seemed to issue
from them. She was a source of great
trouble to her worthy parents, diflering
from them iu every respect. Her dlspo-
sltion seemed bcut on doing something
wrong, and, when reprimanded, would
fly oil" into violent paroxysms of rage.
Upon these eventful occasions her moth
er's broad palm might be heard resound
ing through the kitchen, whilo Rlssey,
holding on to her ears, ringing with
pain, would scream at the top of her
voice, and revenge herself by running
pins, points upwards, into the cushion
or her mother's chair, which had occu
pied a comer ever since she had been
born. Old Kizzcy had complained to her
youug mistress one day of her child's
disobedience, when Sonora told her she
would see what she could do with her,
offering to teach her one evening every
"Brcss you, missy! You too good.
Kizzcy love you better than her own
flash and blood, dat she docs," and the
tears rolled down her wrinkled checks
as she added : "O, missy, dat child am
my grcatcs trouble. Samp says, 'Kill
her, Kiz,' but I know dat am wrong, so
I puts my trust iu de Lord and prays for
Him to tell me what to do, and den you
come down and ofier to '.struct her in de
way bho should go, aud I know tie Lord
Sonora smiled at the old creature's en
thusiastic thanks, telling her "not to
despair; perhaps IMssey would yet prove
a comfort to her and Sampson iu their
On the evening of which we spofce she
was seated in Kizzcy's old rocking chair
with her feet upon a bench, while by
her sido sat the little wicked Bissey, al
most a "Topsy" in appearance.
"I tell you, inisscy,dere be no use try
in' to make anyting nut ob dis nig,"
and running Iter fingers through her
wooly hair, she chuckled a low laugh,
as she rolled up her large eyes at So
nora's. "But will you not try for my sake?"
asked the youthful teacher, and opening
a small catechism, began learning her
the lesson which she had before given
.Just then a low rap at the door caused
Sonora to start. Sending Bissey to open
it, Miq, was surprised to sec Clarence
Pierpontj who, equally surprised on his
part at seeing her seated in the kitchen,
stepped back. Then, coming forward,
he said :
'Excuse me, Miss Hewitt. I was not
aware I should sec any of the family be
low stairs. Wishing to prepare some
syrup for a soreness 111 my tnroat, 1
came down to do so by the lire, ncA
wishing to put it into the hands of a
servant, as it contains alcohol, and
might prove dangerous."
"All right, Mr. Pierpont," replied So
nora, with a smile, "but as i nave a
great antipathy to a gentleman perform
ing any kind of service in the kitchen,
especially an invalid, allow me to pre
pare It for you."
"Thank you kindly," stud be, handing
her the bottle containing the prepara
tion. "I will await in the library."
Sonora turned to Bissey, who stood at
the farther end of. the kitchen, perform
ing all manner of grimanccs, in which
her lustrous eyes enacted the principal
She started, exclaiming "Yes,
ma'am!" as Sonora caught her with her
fingers elevated to her nose and her lips
protruding out about an inch from their
usual thickness, which was already a
littlo more than beauty called for.
"I did not speak to you," said Sonora,
"but do you not know that that is not
only wicked, but very low? If you do
not stop such ill behavior I shall be
obliged to speak to papa aud have you
discharged. How would you like that,
to be separated from your mother?"
"0,1 don't care half so much bout her
as I do you 'pears to mo 'twould break
my brack heart to leave you, missey!"
and rubbing her eyes with her fingers
she again took hor former scat, while
Sonora, after heating the syrup, and
telling Bissey that she would attend to
her iu a few moments, left the kitchen
and proceeded to the library, where she
found Mr. Pierpont standing beforo the
book case, selecting a volume, and her
brother enjoying a comfortable lay off
uiKjii the easy velvet lounge.
Sis. I have just been telling our
friend that he must hold himself in
readiness for a walk to-morrow morn
ing after breakfast. here shall we
escort him to, for it will not do to let
him go alone just yet?" said Harry, as
his sister entered.
"I think around our own grounds will
be a sufficient walk for an invalid," said
Sonora, looking at Harry. "So you
may consider mo at your service."
"Just as you please," remarked Mr.
Pierpont, "for I am perfectly under
your control, and must therefore obey.'
"Well, good night. I shall be ready,'
said Sonora, and closing the door, she
uretrned to her sable pupil.
(To be continued.)
- 1 Av..
Do.n't You? Pay what you
- 1 Aave within your income;
Shun those who die;
And fight; ' j;
Mind your own unshiev
Aud not get drunk;
Spend youVnlght-i.at home if you
nave none, gei one;
Love your wife!
Laugh aiid lie' happy, and treat your
neighbor as you wouni iikpio be treated
A Gonuola-Eido in Venice.
Chained to her many isles, and
crowned by a tiara of proud palaces, she
rises, like a sca-syhil, from her watery
bed, and her crumbling magnificence of
Oriental splendor mirrors the haughty
ago when Venice-was-the-mistress of
the seas. Anchored in tho Lagune, she
surveys, with a saddened majesty, the
mournful Adriatic, who once bore her
commerce, received her spoils, and rev
eled in naval dignity in her imperial
festivities. The vieisitudes of centuries
have yoked her ambition; her pride has
Tho ages of prosperity and freedom,
shimmering through the vista of Iter
glories, trace struggles for liberty char
acteristic of our own. The mighty
pomp with which sho led her shackled
captives, bowed emperors, and lassoed
nations, has been succeeded by a dire
desolation; and she who fiung her pur-
pie robe o'er empires, now sinks beneath
the weight of Italy's sovereignty. Her
stately halls, which once resounded with
the clash of victorious arms, now mourn
their lords. Where soldiers, kings, and
jwpes knelt with royal brilliancy, the
The Dogeless palace frowns with a
scornful mien; her blackened marble
depicts her mire at her withered power.
and from licrcouncil-chambers herrulers
look down, in pictures from tho wails,
upon her broken wand.
From the Bridge of Sighs I looked
throuiih tho urated windows ou that
dismal prison, where so many culprits
nave su tiered the distempered horrors
inflicted by the "Immortal Ten," and I
was told that within its cells victims
still languished. A torch-light guided
my footsteps down a worn stairway to
the darkened vaults. There were two
ranges, one above tho other, each sepa
rated by massive walls, and distin
guished as the last resting-place of some
fallen hero. In one that of Marino
Falieri I traced nail-marks upon the
boarded walls, that were scratched dur
ing the half-hours of candle-light allot
ted to him of each day. The poor un
fortunates were handed their portions
through a loop-hole, by which they also
received their brief cheerful rays. Here
their luxurious beds were changed to
tlin.so nf stnnn In ntintlinr. T snw tlio
rocky pillow left for the last night of'
the condemned, and before its iron
framed window the brown-robed priest
was wont to come, in the gloom of dark
ness, and listen to the awful confession,
and, as death's herald, point to the dis
tant Madonna, which sfnlled benignly
through the murky hours, as the sweet
Still farther on we passed a threshold
beyond which no one ever retraced
, 1 . .t 1 1 41... .1 1
ons liioVe S wherstain.:
-.ill.willl :M.-.t... 111! ..... .mil. mi
trunk, we see traces of innocent blood.
aud place lite hand upon the latch of
the low door, when; the sack was low
ered Into tlie gondola, carried to the sea,
ami buried "where it is death to cast a
Out of these dungeon strongholds,
filled with tales of the deepest wrongs,
we enter a palace of princely elegance,
and unrivaled architectural beauty. In
the supremacy of the republic, when the
cnetian licet maintained its power
LT.U,L lt ,"Yrn,Ila,,Vai-"l"
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the commercial centre of Europe; when
Constantinople was subdued, ami the
Egyptain seas controlled; when the
zenith of her glory was marked by her
extensive posssessions, the laws or the
government were issued from this pal
ace. Though discolored by the elements
of years, there is a beauty and fascina
tion about it not known of any simi
lar structure iu Europe. Here her
chieftains dwelt iu uuparalelled luxury.
Tho picttircsqueuess, gorgeous sccucryj
aud knighthood romance of the Middle
Ages, are unveiled iu their antique
grandeur. Thoc august scenes are ac
cessory features to those days of chiv
alry. Adjacent to the palaco of Uoges rises
the famous cathedral of St. Marco. It is
dreamy structure, of vast proportions,
with broad aisles, colossal domes,
abounding in the richness of the East.
The delicate mosaic work, rich foliage,
arched pediments, and numerous can
opied turrets, and its Byzantine stylo of
architecture, render it botii picturesque
and Imposing. It looks line tne worn oi
fairy hands, yet so mighty that the lapse
or tune has not destroyed n.
Immediately in rront oi tins edince is
the Piazza, bounded on all sides by
beautiful palaces. At ono corner is a
watch-tower of massive masonry, with
a staircase so mighty that Napoleon rode
on horseback to the top. From its dizzy
height. Tar above the city, is oiiereti an
extensive view of the distant sea and
mountains. Beneath are three Hag-
stafls, placed In beautiful bronze pedes
tals, where tne banners oi cypress,
Caudia, and Morea once waved, to com
memorate their subjection to tne repub
lic Standing upon the Biva di Sclila-
voni, we see places or naval combat and
victory: and where the Venetian men-
of-war once floated in majestic motion,
the silent gondola sKiins,
Tho u ratal uanai winus iisscrpcniiue
course, and irom us watery cuge rise
palaees oi various wv ami uvauiy.
The foreign names or their occupants,
and their neglected aspect, tell of the
Austrian rule and naiy s power, ite-
clining beneath Hi" canopy or a gondola
a lean Imrcn, diiu-ringsomewnat irom
tho old Venetian gondola in size and
ctrniiirtli. with heavy, halbcrd-llke prow.
serving as a counterbalance iu weight
and as a measure of the height of bridges
we glided through its "liquid streets,"
visiting places of art and reminiscences
of Venetian glory; past quays and ter
races, where graceiuiiy veiled women
were passing and repassing; where there
was busy nie iu un- I'romiciMoi iriutawi
fish; where loafers lay reclining in the
rays of the sun, and where poverty and
.immp wcro exnoMtl. in our lournev.
we visited the Kiano, a mighty bridge
of a single arch, spanning the Grand
Canal, and resting on 111,000 piles. There
are many little shops upon it, and the
trallic reminus one in uie nays whetii
the Merchant or Venice bartered with
the Jew. The horrible penalty of the
money lust seenw still to be borne with
a patient shrug.
Gliding on, we visited vast palaces,
cloisters, and churches, with mouldering
furniture, decaying monuments; and altar-pieces
of rare workmanship. Stop
ping at the Academy of Fine Arts, we
wandered through its many apartments,
of beauty as rare as its own paintings,
and "corresponding well with the ele
gance of its treasures. Its works are ex
clusively of Venetian masters, thus
showing a higher appreciation of home
talent than can be found elsewhere.
The grace and tenderness, so world
renowned, of this school, are displayed
in the works of Tjnloretto, Paola, Vero
nese, and Bellini. The beauty of life
like tlellnlation and richness of coloring
are found, in a marverous power, in
Titian's "Assumption and Entomb
ment," the pride of tho gallery and the
climax of his genius. Anonymou.
On the Columbia, twenty-three miles
below the Dalles, will, by-and-by, at
tract the attention of capitalists who de
sire summer residences away from the
dust aud noise of the city. The little
valley if hills, aud blntl, and long,
sunny slopes, picturesquely dotted witli
spreading oaks and fir-trees, can be
called a valley opens, north, on the Co
lumbia, and is three and a half or four
miles iu width. It extends, widening
gradually, about twenty miles to Mount
Hood. It is divided by Hood Biver.
The east side is frosty, butis a little par
adise for cattle and horses. Tho west
side is productive of peaches, potatoes,
early gardens, and fine-grained, crisp,
deliciously flavored apples. It is so re
lated to the bends in the Columbia, and
to the Cascade Mountains, that frosts
to damage fruit-buds have never visited
it. Tho ninth of April we saw peach
trees, one year from the bud, four feet
high; two years from the bud, eight feet
IiIkI). and covered with blossoms the
stocks smooth and bright, and nearly as
large as our wrist.
Hood River apples have always
brought SI a box, when there were tens
of thousands of boxes in the lower
country at half price. The peaches are
equal to any north of California. It is
believed that the long, dry, sunny au
tumn time, free from frost until past
the ides of November, will ripen grapes.
We are quite sure Concord, and Dela
wares, and Muscadines will mature aud
thoroughly ripeu. M. P. Watson will
soon test it thoroughly. "We saw in
his gardens a fino lot of chestnut-trees
and of "Japan. chestnuts" growing. Apple-trees,
cherries, pears, plums, are all
perfectly healthy. Xo "curculios," or
"borers." or bliiMit, or other disease,
1 have vet appeared in this garden-spot.
I There is a nice little school-house, and
healthy children to till it. The iletiio
dlst Kphiscopal Church people hold the
key to the country. They look forward
to the time when a seminary may be
located here. Wo know of no healthier
place on the coast for a boarding-school
for Invalid children. The country is
comparatively new and wild, and some-
I . ....la. . " .
! what isolated; out when a wagon-road
or a railroad shall he opened to 1'ort-
Iaud, ilood Kivcrwill lie appreciated Tor
. its beauty, fertility, and liealthfulness.
J g "SStftfS?
...1,,. n.ni..,. I C ..-
song-birds, trout-brooks, wild flowers,
uiii-n Hill; uiu ii.iv.iiii oiiir.u..-'-'. ui
or strawberries; but they are all tiiere.
A little boy named Jesse dropped a lly-
nnoK lor our neneni, ami brought us a
dozen speckled beauties. We expect to
stop a clay, to pick crimson strawberries,
drink spring-water, anil watcli the shad
ows, cloud-born, rolling over, iu all fan
tastic shapes, from hoary Hood, on the
south-west, to veuerable Mount Adams,
across to Washington Territory, on the
norm, inen we win ten our readers or
'the financial anil railroad prospects of
1IULIII. 1 IIVU
? ' f " tlc "cttlonD
LKGAf. Facts Worth RKJtininKi:
ino. It is not legally necessary to say
on a note "for value received.''
A note on Sunday is void.
A note obtained by fraud, or from a
person in a state of intoxication, cannot
If a note be lost or stolen it does not
release tho maker; he must pay it. -
An endorser of a note is exempt from
liability if not served with notice of its
dishonor within twenty-four hours of its
A note by a minor is void.
Notes tlo not bear interest only when
Principals arc responsible for the acts
of their agents.
Each Individual in partnership is re
sponsible for the whole amount of the
debt of the firm.
Ignorance of the law excuses no indi-
The law compels no one to do impossi
Signatures made with a lead-pencil are
considered good in law.
Arecclpt for money paid is not legally
The acts of one partner binds all others.
Contracts made on Sunday cannot be
A coutract made with a minor is void.
A contract made with a lunatic is void.
The Boy With a Buck Eve.
"Ham-, where did you net that black
eye?" said a school-teacher, one day, to
a sprigiiiiy looKiug uoy.
-x wouni rainernot ten you, sir," re
plied the boy hrmly, but with a respect
"But I wish to know," said the
"Excuse me. sir, but I cannot tell
you," said mo bov.
"then I must whip vou!" the master
Harry bore the whipping in silence,
tuougii ne ieit he did not deserve iu
He oilL'Iit to liavn answered his teach
er's question, bnt as he could not do
so without telling of his defence or a
poor little lioy who was being oppressed
by two older ones, he bore his whipping
In silence. That noble lwy was Sir
AVitholt AK Enemy. Heaven help
the man who imagines that be can
dodge enemies by to,h'St?PI,cll-iecvcrJ'-body.
If such an individual ever suc
ceeded we should be glad of it-not that
one should be going through the world
trylnjr to find beams lOKnocivauu tuumt
his vor head against, disputing every
man's opinion, lighting, and e bowing,
i ., .i:,r nil who difier with him.
tuuIii. Is another extreme. Other
people liave a right to their opinions; so
Don't fall in the error of
supposing that they will respect you
n.AA. for turning your coat every day to
match the color of theirs. Wear your
own colors iu spite of either wind or
weather, storms or sunshine. It costs
the vascillating and irresolute ten timo3
more to wind, and shuflle, and twist.
than it does honest, manly independence
i to stand its ground.
Itcnily for a Hiss.
Mamma, IS leen T"liinV
Ptrn't you see I hn?
Curled my hair my own Mtt.
sweetest ever wa-.
Xoszer time I va not
llntra-i niee as till-;
l.eady for a kiss.
Johnnie's having trouble, ,
Hrellle trouble, too,
Itlnio eccs In his pocket,
Ceeis a cumin- through.
I ain't a dirty habr.
Does you tfdnk I HT
Speet IS your pet, TmltHe,..
Heady for a kls.
Thought I'd put my Sunday
Apron on lor fhn,
'Chu I not eat leilden
On the ozzer one.
I.et'3 p'tend thins, nmmmiii t ,
Say, now, don't you w.-
WI-CXS"" heathen, .'.
So y&ti eonldiit kl? -
Girls, Leam to 'Work.
Tdo not live inaeitv.onlvina'conntry
village, and yet as I look about me, Itsee
hut very few girls that are learning to do
anything except dress; pcrnaps ui :i
little fancy work and practice on the
piano. I am happy to say that at tho
outide of the town it is difl'erout, as
there are some who do work, and with
williiur hands, to help earn their living,
and why should it not be so? To bo
sure, no one can expect a girl to accom
plish so much as a boy, and tney suouiu
learn to be refined, and lady-like, but
they can do this and work too.
How many famines we see wncrc tne
father works hard from morning till
night, taking no rest except in the hours
of darkness, ami tho mother tires or the
iineoasinir round or work that must be
done, while the children attend school
part oi the lime, aim inc rest is imiun.ii
away in useless amusement, thinking it
is beneath them to lauor.
Ask a cirl to do some work and how
quickly an excuse Is round; "Oh! Iam
SO tired," Wlieil Micy unvu rainy ureii
doing nothing to tire them; or, "I don't
like to do that," not thinking that
mother must do things for them fre
quently that are perhaps quito as disa
.rreiihlfi to her: or. "I do not feal well,"
yet they are so well mat uiey can wain
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until late in tne evening, wuu me mgiii
dampness on and about them, and if
the mother expostulates with them
sometimes, aud thinks it is not proper
ror them to go and denies them the
privilege, what a scene ensues, the
mother is accused or "not wanting them
to go anywhere, the other girls are all
going," etc., until, perhaps, at last an
unwilling consent is given.
Now is this right ? "Would not these
same girls be happier iT they learned,
commencing when they were small, to
do some or the light work to help the
mother, and then when they are larger,
if the family i small so that the mother
does not- need their help, let them learn
a trade or do some kind of work that
they may earn their own clothes at
least? The idea that it is not respecta
ble for girls to labor is one-of the most
aburd tilings In this age or absurdities.
A "Woman Drunk.
While on the way to our office, yester
day morning, the writer met upon the
sidewalk a woman, still in the prime of
life, staggering drunk. It is not a pleas
ant sight to see a drunken man; but
such sights are so common in all large
cities as hardly to attract attention.
Men. somehow, take to brutality more
readily than women. It's the way they
are made, and we sort o' expect it of
them. At least, by instinct and educa
tion, they naturally lean that way
many of them, and a large amount of
saving grace is necessary to lift them
out of their low conditions.
We concede woman s right and eqnnl
ity with men in all tilings except in
this. The risrht to tret drunk is the ex
clusive prerogative of our sex, in which
we will not consent to snare with wom
en. And just here we oiler our protest
against the invasion of our rights by the
woman above alluded.
A woman drunk and reeling through
tlio streets! Isn't it shocking? There
is something especially sacred in the
very name of woman. Around it cl lister
the dearest memories antl the tenderest
associations. It Is to her gentle care
and loving watchfulness that every
mother's son of us owes an existence.
She is the companion of our purest joys
and the sharer of our keenest sorrows.
She will stand by us when every other
friend forsakes. Her hand smoothes
our pillow In sickness, and her touching
sympathy strengthens us in our honrs
oi ttarKness. ftne is tne tenner guaniiuu
of childhood, tho constant inspiration
or manhood, and the sweet comiortor oi
old age. Nearer the angels than we are
divinely glorious in her womanhood
isn't it a burning shame, and everlasting
pity, that she should ever get drunk?
.Wm .tone Mercury.
Sympathy. Till we have reflected on
it, we are scarcely aware how much the
sum of human happiness in the world
is indebted to this one feeling-sympathy.
We get cheerfulness and vigor,
we scarcely know how or when, from
mere association with
and from the looks reflected on us of
gladness and enjoyment. "S e catch in
spiration and noW to So oihtrom hii
man presence and from chcerrul looks.
The workman works with added enorgy
from having others by. The full farm y
c-ircle lias a strength and lire peculiar, to
its own. The substantial good and the
efiectual relief which men extend to ono
is trilling. It is not by these, but by
something far less costly, that the work
is done. Uod nas insured n oy much
more simple machinery. He has given
to the weakest and the poorest the
power to contribute largely to the com
mon stock of gladness. The child's
smile and laugh are mighty powers in
this world. When bereavement has left
you desolate, what substantial benefit is
there which manes conuoience accepta
ble? It cannot replace the loved ones
you have lo3t. It can bestow upon you
nothing permanent. But a warm hand
has touched yours, and its thrill told
you that there was a living reposo there
to your emotion. One look, one human
sigh, has done more for you than the
costliest present could convey.
Every woman should be a worker.
Her sphere, like man's, is bounded only
in God"given"talpnts. She has the
right to do anything she can iIq wfell.
Tweed expects to go t6 "Fathnrwhen
he dies ki that he ean join ene of the