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Ones Enter sou was not only the op poalte of ber sister iu eom4exloo ami appeaiBiiee, as we have said, but iu spirit Mid sentiment she was also any tblng bat ber counterpart. The oowh wen all milked new, and the abeep, which Graee had managed with jaucii ranntug to confine at last in their night-time quarters, had settled themselves to their rumiuatlons, and the sisters stood with their elbows ou the fence, watching the "silver moon," which was mutely obeying Alonzo Soowden's injunction to "roll ou," their minds filled with the arch resl lessum to which the modern country girl is almost always a victim. "Isn't Mr. Snowden just heavenly V Mid Llllie, after the last melodious note bad died away upon the still eveniu air, and the katydids set up a chorus that formed a fitting finale to the eon cert of which the overture had been a commingling of barking dog, lowing calves and bleating abeep, witii tbe mu sical son tub of streams of milk falling against the edge of bright tin pails, occasionally coming in to form tbe sym phonies, as this natural eoocert pro- moment, her "I beg pardon. Miss Emerson," lie land imbuing woman with rational ideas said, turning to Lillian, who was just of man's as well. then engaged in snuffing a sputtering Grace ixiudered for n tallow candle, "I was not aware that J eye cast down. yon had a sister." "I have no use for a loverst present." With this he turned tbe full battery she said, half audibly. of his self-possession upon Mis O race, I "Please do nut talk that, Mi-s and succeeded in a little while In re-! Graee," pleaded tbe acquaintance of an -I don't know that be amounts to usoch," said Grace. "Somehow, be remind me of a dainty little canary laid, that may be very nice to lv aroond, that If, If yon have taste for that sort of a pet; bat I fancy hi frllow-traveler is his superior in a thousand ways, even if be can't sing a Mote. Evidently they're both smitten with yon, LIU, and we'll see which one of them you will choose." ''You talk like women were choosers, Grant, jost as If that were possible." "And why shouldn't it be, pray ? Bo not the hardens of merged life fall heaviest upon tbe women every time? Look at mother aud think of the Cap- tain, and then say who aboald do tbe choosing. For my part, I shall never marry till I can find a man wbo has sense enough to so far understand what marriage most mean lo a woman, that he'll be satisfied to let me do tbe eoort fasg" "Then you'll never marry." "Ye, I will." "Well, what's tbe use of talking hero ? How do we know that we com Id, either sf ns, fascinate these fellows, eve we felt like It? We'd better harry hack to tbe bonne. Mother will be spinning her old-fashioned yarns, and horrifying my modern eity beau with long accounts of ber indigo dye kettle and recent ah -leech. I wish to goodness Mr. Snowden had written to me and remained awsy. I dislike the Idem of bis coming here to spy oat I low we live. Yoa ought to see bis father's horns In the eity. Now that lie's seen mine, out here in the country, my cake will be dough, I'll bet a biscuit." Grace laughed. - "Boardlnic school has made fonte of both of as, LW. But why need we de pend upon men to marry us aud give us opportunities ? Why cau't we make something of ourselves ?" "But yoa said just now that you j meant to get married, and so I do when , I get ready, and find the right bun band." "It's all a lottery, anyway, and I only wish I'd drawn my prise and done with It." "You'll be luckier than most women if yoa don't and it harder getting done with year bancs! u after you've made it, . than you now imagine." , "BotJ ahali not marry with tbe ex pectation of wanting to get rid of my bargain." "Bat suppose you shoo Id marry and me it, what then ?" Years after, when Llllie Emerson had so long since met ber fate that Iter girl hood seamed nothing but the misty shadow of a far-oil dream, Mhj bad good cause to remember tbat question. .The snug died away on the moon-lit air.jtnd tbe Kjrls returned to the house, bole soon with several overflowing pall of milk wlii-u they consigned to their mother's care, and then proceeded te Ibe living-room, pausing awhile iu the entry, from which churn and .at ten had been "like removed, their pur- moving the impression that he was "only a canary bird." Mr. Snowden talked learnedly of tbe sciences, and Grace doted on science. True, she knew literal!' nothing about it, but she liked to hear the names of eminent men who had distinguished themselves as its votaries. Why, she oould hardly have told you, save tbat her soul thirsted for knowledge as the hart for tbe brook. Boarding school bail opened up to l-.er miml a.snialtering notion of what sbe might loam. If op portunity should offer, pertaining to the geological formation of the earth, the distances of the planets, ami the Infini tude and quality of tbe universe. Alonzo Suowden tallied like an or acle. To be sure, there was uothiug but chaff in anything he said, but to a young girl who hungered for intel lectual food, elm If was fur better than nothing. Nor was she a very compe tent judge i to the difference between tbe kernel ami its shell. "I have recently seen the moon," said tbe truthful and erudite Alonzo, "through a telescope of such magul fyiug power that corn fields and fence rows were plaiuly visible." "Ah ?" replied Graee, who half felt tbat he was quizzing, and yet she was not Mire but he was in sober earnest. "Yes; and the mountains looked higher than Hood, aud were all honey combed with holes, like seorla." "Like what?" "hike lava that has beeu ejected from an active volcano, and allowed to cool before it has had time to coalesce." f thought the moon was barren, without air, and uninhabited," said Grace, as she watched awl walled for that much-misrepresented orb to emerge from a canopy or milk-white clouds tbat floated lazily in the summer benven. 8o it wax till recently supposed to be, bat modern science lias invented a telescope tbat puts a new phase upon the whole matter." , "Where is tbat telescope?" "In tbe observatory at Washington." "Ah, me 1" "Where did that sigh go toT" 'Washington." "Have you a lover there V "What do you mean?" "Just what I sy." with a little laugh. "You sigh like a maiden in love." "Do I r "I fear I am too late," and the gentle Alonzo leaned upon the window-sill, aud gazed disconsolately at the moon while he sighed, too. "Poor fellow ! He's 4earning to love me," thought Grace, "ami lie is so sen timental it would break bis lieart If I refuse bim." Remember, good reader, that Grace was as wholly unsophisticated In mat-' ters pertaining to matrimony as any body. Sbe had read two or three of Mrs. Soulhworth's most sensational books, and nue or two of J. Fenni more Cooper's average tales, and this was alt she knew of sentiment. She had never been in love, and could only Imagine tbe feeling. Graee sought to be magnanimous. X man should ever sailer through a flirtation with her, If she could help iu "I have no lover," bhe mid, frankly. "Tben will you iwvt permit me to lay elaim to that title?" Grace was silent, and Alonzo Snow den seized Iter band and pressed it to bis dainty mouth. In spite of tbe soap and water sbe bad used in the entry, there wss an odor of the sheep-cote upon IU : Aud now, reader, are you not ashamed and out of patience with Graee Emer son ? Do you not remember bow inde pendently sbe talked a while ago in tbe eow quarters? Ami do you not see. In ber as in others, a vast dlilerence be tween precept and practice? And yet, why should we blame her? We have seen tbat site hail expressed, when left lo herself aud tbe companionship of her plater, good, common-sense ideas, ltot sbe was suffering, as tltouaands of girls like her are continually suffering, under the hallucination of a wrong edu cation. I cannot say tbat she was not edu cated, fer Iter mind was filled with what tie school for girls which sbe liad at tended for several years calls learning. She had, like ber elder sister, a diploma, which hung upon the wall, somewhat the worse for ily-speeks, and edged with a burr frame of home manufacture, out . . t. I . I pete oemg w ...... sua ot all manner of proportion to the dl rarbish tneir nee k ties oe.ore mwe ny- pioma iuL But ,,er 1Mrto,M wocern bepeekled mirror that hung by a rusty 1 anil over au uopainted wasJi-slauu con taining a battered, and ltot over-clean U basin, guarded by a sweaty crash towel ou creaky rollers. Mr. Suowden received the sisters with a familiar srace that was in striking iuiMai inihaawkwanl basbfuluess of hte companion. The ceremony of mutual Intro dections was soon completed; but the eflfeet f G race Emerson's beauty was so seTi-rismg to the young man from the city tbat lie quite lost bis admiration - for ber more stately sister on the start. "K men 'ben In were fanciful, unreal, ami. their nresenee. slllv. Tier stron common so6e could he overcome at any minute by the magnetic pres ence of meu.for which, unconsciously v... .,,.a was hungering. God has create man ,Me alld f. male. He has obeerved a harmonious proportion as to numbers, ami so or- hour, who, tliough he liati come to jmy court to another for whom he had but recently funded himself almost dying, was now utmost beside himself with a new sensation. Grace struggled to regain the self composure which she bad exhibited In the cow quarters, and which she was not so deeply fascinated that she could not remember, ltuther will was weak. Softly, from the young man's glo"y head, came lloating up the sweet per fume of attar of roses. His liniwls were small and white, ami the dainty ougV that edged his jet-black broadcloth sleeves were white aud glistening. Grace was extravagantly fond of pretty things, aud was not blind to tbe attractions of a pretty man. "I thought you loved my sister," sbe said, under her breath, ami Llllie, who bad paused for an instunt iu her amia ble endeavor to entertain her own taci turn admirer, overheard tbe remark and its rejoinder. "I love you, and you only, and I never shall be happy unless I can crown you queen of my home and heart," was Alouzo's passionate outburst. IJIIie's heart was like lead. Sbe hail j loved Alonzo Suowden from the day when they had first met In the city, ami j had clothed him with all the idenl at tributes of a mind that grasped at most at impossibilities. Unlike Graee, sbe hail never conceived the Idea of making her own way iu the world, and tbe tliought that Mr. Suowden, from tbe city, would surely come to woo ami win her, had made lier heart beat light ever since her recent return to her home. ISat, after all her dreaming, this was the finale this the severe awaken ing. Pity she could not have been so fully blessed with prophetic vislou as to have foreseen tile future, and di vined the revelations of a dozen years. "The air is close and I am faint. Ijet us walk on tile stoop," she said, husk ily, addressing her compaulnti, plain John Anders, wlm was fidgeting uneas ily and breathing bard. Poor fellow !. He was as deeply fasci nated with Grace as his traveling com panion, ami bad enjoyed blmelf In conversation with Itlllle only because there was no way to help It under tbe circumstances. Aud yet, judged by any human standard of which I have knowledge, Llllie was far more lieautiful than Grace. She was larger, taller, and more symmetrical. Hut she was, as tbe reader has discovered, less ready iu speech, and less audacious. This, per haps, was why our young gentlemen were alike allured from the sister whom they had both considered faultless be fore they had met Iter successful rival. Young gentlemen, in the main, are as far from exhibiting common sense In matrimonial affairs as girls. They are often sent away to colleges, to lie edu cated where girls are forbidden to cross tbe portals, and their Ideas of marriage able women are bated upon what they see and read in sensational newspapers, rather thnuoti facts in real life. And thus, though they are destined to spend their lives as husbands, they generally have opportunity next to none to form rational acquaintance with women dur ing the years when sueh association would be a prolmtion from which they might learn profitable lessons before it would tie too late to profit by them. "Let'e. take a stroll down the lane," id Utile, afler she ami her bashful companion bad stood for a little while upon the stoop, listening, iuvolnntarily, to tbe cooing hum of the lovers' voices inside. Mrs. Emerson had retired early, and her heavy snoring was plainly audible through an adjoining wall. "I wonder If I will ever learn to lie as unconcerned about my possible future . T till na mntlinr IS 7" SB1U -l.iuie. nnu a shiver. "Are you cold?" asked lier com paiiion, oflerlug his arm. Llllie folded lier anus tightly ami shook her bond. "Then why do you shiver?" "I'm nervous." "Are you not well ?" "Oh, yes." "Are you happy?" "No." Tiiev were in the lane now, and the moonbeams bathed them in n Hood of silvery light. "Whv are voti not happy ?" John Anders was making a dtsperate aflhrt lo be sociable. "Because I bate this farm. I detest this old house, ami I abhor everything on the nremlses. I wish I were dead." In hw hesrt John Anders echoed her outsnokeii sentiments. Hut he did uet answer. He was too sad to speak Thev liucered for a while under the shade of a gigantic oak, aud then me chanically retraced their steps. . Grace and her lover were oblivious to their return. Alonzo. with her two "Our home shall he the center of wit and wisdom, dear. I wilt build an ob servatory and surmount It with u tel escope, bihJ together we will btudy the distant stars." Hail Grace been In her normal senses, she would have answered this declara tion with a question that she afterward had cause to wonder at her stupidity in passing by unheeded. For she would have said, "Shall we bring the moon near enough to our enchanted home to enable us to hear the roosterj crow ?" As It was, she judged that her lover must be immensely rich, else he would not make such expensive calculations. Llllie dlsturlied them by a cough, ami had not Grace lieen so liappy, she would have been startled by the'rliig of pain lnlt: , ' ' ' hMo$s)V 'will AvSfcreaud scold pres ently,' Shefc8aTi'J'Iu'a"lianl, dry tone. "Is It not quite time to retire?" Grace took the hint, and, releasing her hands from the clasp of Alouzo's, the sisters tiude their visitors good night, leaving them to the occiipufiey of the two lieds In gorgeous quilts and soiled pillow-cases. Alonzo and Grace each felt tbat they were very happy. Llllie ami John each knew tbat they wre very miserable. To be roniinued.1 OTTE EUROPEAN COEEESPONDKEOE. I.BTTCK .NUMBER POfB. v THK LAND OF SCOTT. There are few places In Earope which dallied natural law that in all well- j ,lamls 0, wllllu n,8 owo, eat look regulated families, there Is an equillb-! lug Into her eyes and pouring Into her li U Hi CI IfIC (iiBiWiiinc nam lowiuillt , forces. Silently and imperceptibly these forces then act and react, giving men rational views of woman's nature, enraptured ears a promise of the future, to which the Infatuated girl lent eager attention, devoutly believing every word. have been visited by more lieople or have been more often or better described than Melrose Abbey. Hardly any one of the slightest literary pretensions can be found who cannot recall a picture of it from some point of view. Probably there are not more than three or four ruins In all Eurnie which can compare with Melro-e iu Interest. While It Is a complete ruin, for It Is unoccupied and without a roof eren, It Is yet Iu so per fect a state of preservation as to show Its wonderful architecture, and to give a good understanding of wliat Its beauty must have lieen before It wa wantonly and wickedly destroyed. It has the ad ditional charm of having its ragged and crumbling walls so covered with ivy, that lieautiful mantle ofiature, that the haishnets ami desolation of the ordinary ruin are entirely wanting, and from tbe dead past seems to have sprang a joyous and living present. The structure whose ruins are so much admired, was commenced in 3S, al though a building devoted to some form of religious worship had occupied the same place in the immediate vielnity eighl hundred years previous. At first tbe Abbey was a very small building, costing no more than two thousand pounds of the money of that period. It was occupied by a community of Cis tercian monks, who were enjoined Uy tbe rules.of their order to constant aud faithful labor. They therefore engaged in agriculture, in transcribing and il luminating manuscripts, ami particu larly Iu the construction and .ornamen tation of the grand buildings whose ruius are now found all over England aud Scotland. There is no belter pic ture of atience and perseverance, than these iaiiis-taking monks laboring faithfully year after year, with their own liande, wielding the mallet and lowly cutting out these wonderful or namental carvings of ilowers, plants, and curious aud grotesque figures with which both the outside and inside of the church was covered. Much of this work yet remains, that, even after the storms of hundreds of years have beaten upon it, shows the ttumlerfiil delicacy ami beauty It originally had. Entering through an iron gate on the west side of the grounds, we are at once iu the midst of the ruins. Ou the right is a long corridor, which is tilled with curious old monuments, most of them so worn by time that their Inscriptions cannot be read. Pusslng partly through this and turning lo the right, we enter the cemetery bv a narrow doorway un der thesouth window. The whole south front Is the best preserved side of any of the building, and, although weather worn ami decaying, is grand In Its pro- lortIons. Ou one of tbe towers can yet be seen a liart of the face of the old clock, with part of one of the hands yet remaining. The pa"1' ns io"h 8",ce cone from its face, and the board even are cracked aud weather-worn. The venerable aud aged face, as it were just dronnlng Into the tomb, needs no In scrinlion of lempug fugit to Impress on us the fact that time tiles. Passing nrnund to the cast side, we see the east window, which is a marvel of beauty as it stands in the ruined wall. It Is 67 feet high by 2S feet broad, and Is divided Into five parts by ierpemlicu lar mulllous, and these were divided Into a large number of smaller sections by delicate stone woik, much of which remains until the present dy. Ou the extreme right the massive comer Is en tlrel v eoveied with a wonderful growth of Ivy, which completely obscures the stone work and falls in gracefully sweeping curves toward the ground. On the ruius at the left grass and Ilowers are growing, aud on a corner of the wall, a rose-bush was In full bloom fifty feet from the ground, while birds were merrily sing ing and flying back and forth from their nests In the ivy ami shrubbery on the ruined walls. . . From within, the ruins are equally strikingand impressive. Although the sky is now the only covering of the SVhhey, one cannot look down Its vast length ami see what must have been the majestic spring of its grand vaulted ceiling, without feeling a thrill of ad miration as he cat eti es, in imagination, n glimpse of what must have been the beauty of the building when It was complete. In accordance with theKom ish custom of the perl oil in which the Abbey was built, the church Is In the form of a latin cross, with a length of about 2-V5 feet ami an extreme widtli of 137 feet. Within the church are buried many men who were noted in their time. Here was Interred Itnbert Bruce's heart, aud 1'ere are the remains of tbe brave Douglas, the hero of the Chevy Chase. Here Is also tbe toiuh of Scott's "Wiz ard of lhe North." Many of the In scriptions are very quaint, both In thought and expression. The brackets of a niche are supported by the figures of two monks with fiowlug robes, and on the fillet of one and lieueath the other are the following nearly obliter ated Inscriptions in abbreviated Latin: "Going whithersoever he would," and When Jesus came, the age of dark ness ceased." Above the door of a stairway is a shield with a compass and this Inscription: - As the com pais goes straight around. Mo does train nt loyalty without doubt, look to tne end, quoth John Mum." On a small stone In tbe form of four horse shoes Joined together, Is the In scription, "Pray for the soul of brother Peter, the treasurer." -Whether this "brother Peter" had discovered tbe modern process of "hypothecating" the funds of the treasury and was afterward smitten with death-bed repentance, we do not know, as this Is all the record he has left us. The cemetery attached to tbe Abbey, which is now part of a sheep pasture, contains many hnlf-burieti, lialf-orn-out monuments, ami among them, one inory, we noticed Rob Itoy's gun, marked with his initials; Roman spears; Montrose's sword; a jmlr of pistols taken from Napoleon's carriage, at Waterloo; the arm;; of one of Uie Kings of Scotland; the rusty keys of the old Tolbooth at Edinburgh, ami a flue collection of modern and middle age arms from all over the world The entrance hall is also filled with curiosities. Here are several full suits of armor with lances in their iron hands, as if only waiting for the spirits of their former occupants to return. Here are also battle-axes, maces, huge two-handed swords, spears, cross-bows, and mementoes from many of the fierce and bloody battles with which Scotland's history is filled. One of the rooms has a case containing the suit of clothes lie wore at, his death, Hie plaid trowsers, "Brother Jonathan" striped vest, the large shoes, the broad-skirled green coat and his stout walkiug stick. Among the pictures in the various rooms are "Beardle," one of Sir Wal ter's ancestors who let his beard grow for years iintrimmed to show his sym pathy for the dethroned Stuarts; a bead of Mary, Queen of Scotland, said to have lieen sketched a few hours after her death by an artist who gained admis sion to the room where the body was, iu the assumed character of an embalm er's assistant, a grim and stern Crom well, and many others, the greater part family )ortraits. Oue room of curiosi ties consists almost entirely of presents made iilm by distinguished people. Among these, asilvercupglven him by Lord Byron Is of special interest. Tbe views from the rooms, particularly the library, are very flue, but not exten sive. The exterior of the house is decorated with several memorial slabs from plaees of historic interest. The grounds are prettily laid out, and are ornamented with statuary. A Hue efligy of Scott's favorite dotr, Maida, is particularly no OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. " to it Kimo. o THfc aw KoRnnrzer : , . 1UV'8 rt has Iteen touched with sympathy and zeal for the Soulh em su rerers, nnequaled lfre in her whole histo,,. Business relaxee logive time to thtok aild ,ct for tbe churches are untiring m their eflorte to furnish substantial answers to the pite ous wails coming up to us foraW. Pob- nc spirit is aroused to the tomb stone of as late date as 1558. On i "ceab,e- In tm"- lrt of one of these ancient stones Is this cari ous inscridiou: ' The earth goes on the earth lillileiinc like (oM; The earth oes lo the earth Soulier tliaa It wold ; Hie earth bolldsoa lb carta ('unties and towers; The earth says to tbe earth. All shall be oars." Probably there is not one traveler Jo a thousand who Is able to take Sir Walter Scott's advice lo visit Melrose "by the pale niooullght," and, indeed, it is stated that be never made such a visit himself, but it can be readily seen that under the favorable light of a mid summer moon the ruins wonld have a peculiar beauty, aud call forth all tbe romantic and poetical in a man's na ture. Melrose Abbey is oue of those places where one would like to spend days instead of a few hours, and drink the inspiration which comes from Its contemplation. Examine It as often as you please, or return to It after an ab sence of years, aud you will always rim! some new beauty in It. " I do love these ancient rains; We never tread upon them, bat we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And iiaesi Ion less here In these open courts. Which now lie naked to the Injuries Of stormy weather, some men Iks Interred woe loved the chnreb so well, and save so lamely to it. That they thoocht It should have caaopicd their bones Forever; hot all things have aa end. Chnmtae and ettles. that have diseases like lo men. Must have like death that wc have.' It is customary for us to look upon the time from the 8th to the 15th cen tury as the 'Mark ages," and we think of the people of that lime as but half civilized and engaged only In war and plunder, hut when we see the mius of the grain! cathedrals and castles scat tered all over Europe, we can but re spect the rude energy of those ages, which spent itself partly iu building and decorating these wonderful monuments of their Industry. The more we see of the world and what has beeu done by those who have lived before us, tbe less conceit we have for our time, and the more respect for thoe wbo lived hund reds of ye trs before us. 1'rom Melrose, a drive of three or four miles alonga pleasant English road bor dered with hedges brings us to Abbots ford, the home of Sir Walter Seott. Its castle-like towers do not "come in sight until we are close to it, as the building is situated on low ground. The struct ure is a curious compound of castle and residence, and was built, or at least re built to Its owner's wishes. There are fourorfiveroomstowhich the imblicare admitted at twenty-five seuts per per son. Indeed, it is as bad iu Europe as at Niagara Falls you cannot get a sight of anything worth seeing without first paying some one a fee. We were first shown the library, a room at least fifty feet loug, which contains books on all sides from floor to ceiling, some 20, 000 volumes Iu all. Here is the large leather-covered arm-chair In which Sir Walter sat, and the plain table at which he wrote. Joining this is a little study, with one small window, just large enough to hold a chair and table. In this room the great novelist did much or his hardest work. Connected with the library is the reception-roam, which contains many portraits aud curiosities presented to blm. Next lo this is a room used as an armory, which con tains a Hue collection of weapons. Among the notable tilings in the ar- the house Is the stone foundation of the old eross at Edinburgh, which in former times ou festal occasions Ho wed wine in stead of water. language can lianlly portray our thoughts as we lingered in these rooms so familiar to tbe great novelist whom we all admire. When we can see the books he read, tbe place where he stud ied anAatet the mementoes and weap ons whtcH he seemed to weave into bis wonderful stories, it seemed as If we had been into th workshop of Vulcan and seen the material of which Jove's thun derbolts were forged. It brought home to us with more force than ever that the true genius to which the world owes so much is not the spasmodic oUcaatlng of some inspired mind, but what Dickens claim ed as the sum of his genius the genius for bard work. With this visit to Melrose ami Ab botsford, aud with our love for the nov elist greatly increased, we bid adieu for the present to Scotia ml. O. R. BlTMCHAKIt. What Voices In dicatk. There are light, quick, surface voices, I bat invol untary seem to utter, "I won't do to lie lo." The man's words may assure you of his strength of purMwe and reliabil ity, yet his tone contradicts his speech. Then there are low, deep, strong voices, where the words seeiu ground oat as if the man owed humanity a grudge and meant to pay it some day. The mail's nppouent may tremble, aud his friends triisth is ability to act. There Is tile coarse, tioisterous, dic tatorial tone invariably adopted by vul gar people who have not suMcieul cultivation to understand their Insig nificance. There is the incredulous tone that is full of a divert sneer, or secret can t dupe me, Mr," Intonation. Then there Is a wliininir. beseeching voice mat says "ayenpnam as plainly saccessfu ns If it uttered the won). It cajoles ami I if u,,( fiatters you; its word say, "I love you; . , A I admire you; you are everything that j ", w vntl nlinnlil h " llCeUian': Theu there is a tender, musical, com-pa-sionate voice that sometimes goes with sharp features and sometimes with blunt features, but always with genuine bettevoleuce. If you are full of affection ami pre tense, your voice proclaims It. II you are full of honest strength and puriMwe, your voice proclaims It. If you are colli and II rm and persist ent, or fickle ami foolish and deceptive, your voice will lie equally truth-telling. You cannot change your voice from a natural to an unnatural tone without Its being known that you are doing so. The Tki k Skc ket. How many take a wrong vlewot life, and waste their en ergies and destroy their nervous systems iu endeavoring lo accumulate wealth, without thinking of the present happi ness they are throwing away. It is not wealth or high station which makes men happy. Many ol the most wretched lieings on eartli have both; but. it is a radiant, sunny spirit which knows how to lear little trials and en joy comforts, ami thus extract happl uess from every Incident in life. Forget to remove a pitcher of cream from the kitchen tanle, aud several hundred files wilt tumble into it in less than live minutes. Set thesume pitcher of c renin as a fly trap, ami you won't caleh more than two of the Insects in half a day. Such is the experience of a young house-keeper. A raptured writer inquires: "What is there under heaven more liumauizluir. or, if we may use the term, more atigel- imi;,.iiihii a uue macK eye in a lovely nuuiaii t- answer: two uiacK eyes. Two million acres of cultivated land hardly aulllce to produce the grain cou sumed iu New York breweries yuoily Silence is not always golden. The oyster Is continually uetliuir Intn broils I aud stews. Hltermnat. emulatiou is impetuous, and, side by siue witii solemn earnestness, present! a spectacle seldom beheld. Secret socie ties call special meetings to vote con tributions; bankers not only subscribe largely, but go ahead soliciting aid; cit izens form themselves into committees to lie tlie more effective, while others rush to public meetings where opportu nities may .bsvatfonieii to e distribute; entertainments fn private circles are devised to raise money; department clerks make up a sum: (lav-laborers pause aud put part of their hard-earned wages into a relief fund; and editois, doctors, lawyers, and merchants pat themselves vigorously to the front in urgent work. Then do we witness the unusual occurrence of visiting theatri cal troupes devoting their receipts lo the good cause. So also the pools from rac ing matehesat Bright wood tlie Jerome Park of Washington, tbe earnings of Potomac excursions, the triumphant winnings of games of base ball,' the day's income of a coffee-house, while railroads give excursions at half-price, ami devote half the proceeds te the great charity, and sporting clubs inaug urate a grand old style tournament. which has already yielded $1,000, and is expected to raise as mtreh more at an other in a few days. Mrs. Vinnle Ream Hoxie, the sculptress, addressed a letter to one of the voluntary committees, of fering one of her finished works, valued at $300, to be converted into money for the sufferers. Tbe Secretary of War, in an swer to the urgent solicitations of uinny eitizens, says, althongh without au thority, that he will soppty all the ra tions, medicines, tents, stretchers, etc, at his own command, as he lias already been doing, tmt urges the people not to diminish, bill increase all private ettortf. Thus was the general manifestation for the sister cities in distress up to within a few days past, when, in pursuance el a general demand for an organised ef fort, a large meeting of prominent citi zens was held, and appointed from their n urn her an executive committee of fifty' to iustitute a thorough system of coj leetiog charities. By this means tbe whole city will be made most effective. Hugh Coyle is an editor. His sheet is about tbe size of an eight by ten window-pane, aud makes its appearance dsily, at a cost of one cent per copy to the devonrer of news. It is an electric paper; that is, one would soppose it was from tbe reading at the bead : "Tbe Telegram, the only live paper Jn tbe city, devoted to tbe live issues of tbe day, to tbe workingmeo, ami. the na tional greenback and labor reform party," and from tbe manner in which it shocks the sensibilities of the gentle men whom it chooses to vituperate. An instance in illustration occurred a few days ago. Mr. Editor had taken a hearty dislike to two very respectable gentlemen, and, in consequence, made bis paper play upon their names In a maimer most excruciatingly obnoxious, until the blood of their respectable veins began to boil over, aud walked them in search of the Teleijram man. jTliey found him' in front of his office, i and, without preamble of preliminaries : whatever, one of them rjroeeadetl to you knock Ibe oHender dowu, in which cor rective office he was most gratify tngly successful. Being allowed to pick him- be made a dash at the antago- fist-propeller, but landed in a po liceman's arms. This officer kindly in vited the three to accompany him to the city's book-keepers, where be thought there was a slight account to settle. There was much grief in tbe Interior Department but a few days bines. The appropriations had run quite low, ami it was beginning to lie foreseen tbat surgical operations had to be performed in order to make tbe money bold ou;. The matter was whispered from ear to eat- among the apprehensive clerks, un til it began to be near a certainty tbat some fitly or more of them would get their discharge. Tbe day came, but not the dismissal papers, and hope began to revive. Anxious looks were giving place to smiles, but alas ! too soon to be eclipsed; for, the second day after, tbe dreaded documents singled out tbe whole one-fourth of the land office force. It had been notified before that tbe dis charges would be sent by mail to the homes of the clerks, as the oifieiala were desirous of avoiding the distressing scenes tlutt usually follow such occa sions. Fsxtx. Washington, B.C., September 13, 1878. A bread-fruit tree as been accli mate,! In the Stale Capitol grounds at Sacramento, ami Is now Iu hea''' bearing. The iruit is pear-sliape", wr inches long and three in diameter, " a cautaloiive navor. Dwellers along ThT JJE famous for their "'5jfig0g5& notwithstanding their havint, shore-tanned sucwerieiice. convenient.