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'"'1 r; ' l J Free Speech, Fbks Pkess, Fans People. u. ' " T-"-ir f . UtSWAX rLCUMM.NG COMr.l.NT, Proprietor. A Journal for the reopte. Unvoted to Mm JnlcresU of Humanity. . Independent In l'oHtfas atHrKeUgfoti. Altve to all Ll IctMefi, and Thorousbly Uadleal In Opposing and BxpoalURthe Wrongs of the Maun. O i'FICK -Cor. Forr& W kWH ikotok Bmt,i TERMS, IK ADVANCK : One vear i 8i months Three monlUs.... . " n-"nf2 its Correspondents writing oTeracemned stfcuai tores man make known Wlelr names to tlie Editor, or no attention will be given to taeli eoounanleations. " TIIE HOME. AJJVKRTLSEIIENTs insetted on Ib-iuoaa-h la TkruiK. r OTtT JO A.IVD , OREGON, T IITJTJ S 1) AY , SEPTEJIBER -JL, 1879. I NTJrUEIt CI. .ELINOR NORTON. .. Ul MARY 8HA2RE SMITH. ft. - - CHAPTER XXVIL "' Hiuor Norton rose weary ami anxious next morning, after an almost sleepless night. She was Dot in the least super slitious, yet blie could not shake off a vague, heavy presentiment of evil. When ehe jol el the Doctor and Mrs. Dufl' at bteakfoat, the Airuiar. uyd liar keenly, and began to jest as usual. What in the world have you (time with young Stoddard, Klinor?" said he. "I haven't set eyes on him, awl I clo be lieve you have been downright nruel to him, or he wouldn't have run oft like tills Is the boy afraid of me? He ought to be, of course ; but then I thought he had more emirate t linn that. You ought not to drive oft a tine young fellow like blm, my glr). I think he'd make you a good ltartner by and by. You might form a sort of medico-legal lirm, you knew ; he could 'give folks Ate,' drive em dietraeted, raving crazy, etc, by a skillful use of his legal knowl edge, and you could cure them have the whole concern iu the family, you see, and &o drive a thriving business." Elinor liuetied painfully, as she tried to make some reply to the Doctor's banter. Sbe wished (die could at least nay that Frank had urgent business at home, or that he bad wished her to ex cuse him to the Doctor ; but she only said, rather iucoherently : "HKMfc'was In jrreat haste, I think. lie did not stay long. I believe his niother is not well. He would have liked do m you." "Oh 1 yes, I see," said tlie Doctor. "It was Ms disappointment at Hot find ing toe In that drove him away." - "Now, James, can't you see that Eli nor, isn't welt this nioruing, and doesn't enjoy yonr teasing 7" said the kindly voice of Mrs. Duff, as she looked emu paionalely at the now pale face and heavy eyes. 1 Sbe was rewarded by a grateful glauee from Klinor, aud the old Doctor said, , pleasxmtty : "Welt, I suppose onr young candidate 1 for medical honors does feel rather nervous, or a woman doesn't change her Mature when kite changes her eeeu pailupT iH toy drr .UK eat;' hmttf aakfi, ' as tetanvV streafeth to Wbderfo the MNriMe erdeal through which you must pasa to-day. On, don't be frightened," he continued, as Klinor shuddered visibly. "The fac ulty are not ogres, by any means, ami I don't think you will find the ordeal so terrible, after all. I'm afraid you aie unduly dhaturbed ami auxious about yonr -entrance into t ie class." "Oh, no. Doctor," said Elinor, has Uly ; "I do uot feel quite well, anil of course I shall be glad when the day is over and studies fairly begun. I want to get tn work." Tin meal over a i-canty oncso far as Klinor was concerned she busied her self with feverish energy about the ItoBse until time to gn with Dr. Dull to lite eutlege. Mrs. Duff would iHt dis turb ner by talking, for she saw that something was wrong. Having ar rayed herself iu a plain and modest but tasteful dress, she bade Mrs. Duff an af fectionate good-bye and went away with the Doctor, Mrs. Duff's motherly kiss, war hi and comforting, on her Hps. "What a dear, precious friend she Is ! What would I do without her!" thought aim, aa with laugh and jest the Doctor foogbt to enliven and encourage her while they walked along. IW her depression deepened, until by the ttuie they arrived at their desti nation, fthe was actually trembling. A few of the candidates for admission to the etaee of 18 were prevent in the leaatirw-saoiii when the two entered, and several members or tile faculty were convening together in low tones aside on tome subject that seemed of great in tercet. They glanced at the new-comers uneaeily, and eeecnsd more earnest than ever in their dieeueeion. One wnrtieu lariy seemed greatly excited, an. I aeted as tfcoogh opposed to all the ret. Poor Elinor ehrauk track in her seat as If she were some guilty tiling and these men were her judges. She felt that they were discussing her, though site could have given uo reason for sueh a t range impression. So she was not at all surprised, though ber nervous trembling increased, when, after a few miaules bad passed, oue of tlie Profes sors left his eoropauiomi, nml wmille over to tbetn, bowed coldly to urr alKj told Dr. Dull be wished to speak with him a few moments. The two men walked out .of the room together, and Elinor sat there, feeling ag though she .were being wowly trans. formed into a statue. She remembered long afterward that she wondered vaguely how Hermlone felt, and if she suffered as she herself did then. A oloud, dense, dark and chilling, seemed settlinsdown upou ber, benumbing her senses, as she strove to tbiuk what it could be that was threatening Iter. But not a ray of light illumined the dark ness. All she could mentally see was a pale face, whose manly brow was con tracted witli pain, whose Jark eyes gazed pleadingly, half reproachfully Into her own. . 1'oor girl ! She would have given all she hoped for ou earth to be able to answer that look. Meantime, the Doctor aud the Pro fessor repaired to the latter's room, the Doctor lively am talkative as usual, the rProfessor remarkably grave ami pre occupied. After goating Ids friend, the Professor said, with evident embarrass ment: "Doctor, I ahem ! -the fact is, I re gret to say I am compelled to Inform you of an exceedingly unpleasant cir cumstance," ami he stopped, looking greatly at a loss .how to proceed. "Well, what In the world is the mat ter, man ?" said tiie Doctor, womler ligly. "Is the President dead, or lias the Treasurer aWonded, or' have tllo faculty been quarreling 7" "No, Doctor, nothing of the kind, I assure you; nothing of the klud," said tile Professor. "On the contrary, the matter concerns yourself or, rather," perhaps I should say one in whom you ara considerably Interested, T believe. Iu short, I might as well hrielly say at once, that it is with reference to Miss Norton I wish to speak with you," ami the Professor wiped his face with his handkerchief, as though It were July instead of December. "Well," said Dr. DufI, Iu amazement, "what do you want to say about Miss Norton? You couldn't soy any harm of her If you wanted to, for nobody could. She is well prepared to enter the class, I know, for I have fitted her my sell." The Doctor's voice betrayed a little pardonable pride just then, and his face something like complacency, but the Professor knit his shaggy, gray eye brows, and said, etiflly : "Doctor, I am grieved to say timt, Ih pile of your favorable opinion of Miss Norton, we have this morning received information which wit make it Impos sible for us to admit her as a student Iu thU Institution." Having delivered this announcement most solemnly, the Professor leaned back Iu his arm-chair iu rathera defiant' attitude, while good Dr. Dull started hack in blank amasement for a mo ment, aud then said. Indignantly : 'Where did ynu get swell information as that? I don't care who It Is trmt says anything aeainst Elinor's ba rac ier, he ij a miserable liar, aud I'll tell him se, too, old aa I am ! Who was it ? Let me see hi in, the dirty dog I" con tinued the old man, growing more ex cited. "I'll show him how to slander an orphan girl ! I'll he a father to her 1 tmi i l ja Ja4MMl. I wut to enow yfee--thetyeu've-, bean Imposed on by some wreteb that Isn't', fit to breathe a "woman's name ! Just let me see him, aud I'll prove it to you in a hurry!" aud the Doctor, with his hand on. the door, waited for the Profeor to aecompany him. The hitler, astonished in his turn, sal taring at Dr. Dull as If lie thought him a madman. He at length found voice to say, coldly : "You are laboring under u serioun inleinbe, my friend. We are twit in the lmbttof receiving communications from persons of tlie character you allude to, and in this cae our informant Is a gen tleman of the very highest social oland ing, but very naturally he does not wish his name mentioned." "Oh, good gracious mall !" broke out the Doctor : "haven't you lived long enough to know that all the scoundrels ami villains are uot stamped with their true names? If you don't know It, you ought to. Where is the fellow? I tell you I want to see him ! I duu't care what his standing Is! The abominable wretch ! I'll make him feel where he really hetong In short order!" "Really, Doctor, considering your preeeul excited condition, I regard it as extremely fortunate that the gentleman who so kindly warned us 1ms left the city, though I did previously regret that his engagement were such that he could not remain to see you," said the Professor. Tlie old Doctor's bauds Ml desjHiIr inglyal his side, and he uttered a groan. "Where lias the fellow gone?" he said, presently, rousing up. "If you reler to our Informant," said tlie Prefensor, "he Is on Ids way to the West, wliere he has large butlness In terests. He was passing through the city, when lie incidentally learned that Miss Norton was about to enter our in stitution, ami, knowing what he did of l.er personally, lie said he felt bound to let us know who it was we were about to receive as a respectable person. For my part, I think him deserving of thanks, Instead of abuse, for it is a very unpleasant affair to meddle with. I am sure you will agree with me, Doctor, after you take time to oousider every thing. Our informant expressed the greatest respect aud sympathy for you, and borrow timt you had been so basely deceived " "Oh, confound his regret and sympa thy !" said the Doctor, angrily. "I am utterly astonished at you for being taken In by sueh a stupid villain. No wonder lie doesn't want his name men tioned. Doesn't be know tlie truth Is bound to come out? It Wt al any rale, if I live ; but this will be a fearful trial for my poor, Innocent girl to bear," he said, sorrowfully. Then he stepped closer to the Professor, and said, sol emnly : "Look here, Grimsby. J would ttafee my life, my honor, on the aheolulo in nocence and truth of Elinor Norton. I have known her from infancy, I knew her niother before her, and no truer women ever lived than they. If Elinor were my own daughter, I could not be one particle more certain of her than I am now. I know she Is pure and good." The Professor moved a little uneasily In his chair, aud said, more kindly than he had before spoken : "I am very sorry, very sorry indeed. Doctor, that any such tiling should oc cur to wound your feelings, and I do not blame you at all that ynu cannot believe as we do about this this unfor tunate young person, for I am willing to think that It was tier poverty that caused Iter fall" "Stop ! Don't npak thut'-woy to mo about Klinor -Norton :l sahl Jlr. Dull, almost fiercely. "You target yourself, Dr. Dull!" Raid the Professor, haughtily. "You forget that I am ppraklng the opinion of tiie faeul'y, and what will be the opinion of every one as soon as this sad affair be comes known, as It mmjh must." "No, I don't forget 'anything-," said the Doctor, "and I'll tee that this affair j doesn't become known, either. I'll prosecute to the full extent of the law any and every man who dares to repeat this vile seaudal and spread it oue step further. Don't forget that. If there is uot a mau Iu the faculty that can see into ns plain a oase of malicious slalrder as this is, it Is time somebody with more wisdom had charge of the students. I'll soon see if any of them have any sense or feeling." With tlie last words the angry Doctor strode oil, and soon found moht of tile other members of the faculty, luoludlng the President,- Mamling, talking ear nestly. He went up to thorn, ami be gun at once at whlte'heat : "Grimsby tells me that some illafn has beeu foully slandering Klinor Nor ton, mid that you all believe his lies, and don't intend to admit her with tlie rest of the students." They all stared at him, hat no one spoke. He went on : "I want to know who tlie vile dog Hi, and I want lo know If It la true timt he has succeeded In lniKstiig on all of you !" To be continued. The Doming Women. The girls who are to he the women of the coming generation are being better educated iu all the schools below the the comlmr men. This Isapparent from I the fact that, at least three times a- I many girls as hovs graduate from the!'0'' the return of the body. All ellorta high Msi tools of New England; ami iu having faijetl tnecure both rubbers and schools generally, there are more girls Ju,, mHo0 0K July "IU,, re tlian boys. If sex continues to le the' . , ' . . dividing line between voters ami nou-1 "P6"1 negotiations for tlie ransom of voters, it will soon come to ass that the body, without regard to the conviu the better educated class Iu the commu-! tlon of the thieves. These negotiations nity will be ruled by the less educated. ! , .., ......i ti , i... mi. . lit i . ,, That will be a strange and lamentable' slate of things, and ono which ought u bring tlie law-makers lo their senses, of f --- agent, mil who in reality ouiy ap eitlier granting suffrage to women, or proached him to iufurm him that he abolishing the high mtIiooIs. mid then wa, niH,er t,le vlunaKK of tle ,Klice, tfH a law that girN shall not attend , , , , ? ..... schools more than boy do. It -will J" Irving, formerly captain of the imver do to let women get ahead of men iu tins way i a,V;om crnwm, mel, and I coming doctors aud lawvers and minis, i ters, is gelling to be alarmingly fre quent, because any man laboring under me severest menial IMIiKlness could not full tu Fea tllnt it tvnnlil Iim crnswlv uti. just to keep a large clas-s of learned doc-1 tors and lawyers ami ministers diseu- raiiciiieeu simply because lliey are women. Well, the case looks hard for tlie anti-suffragists, and they will not be able to slop the wheels of progress, un less they put under some bigger trigs! man nave yet ueen louuu. It is getting to be the custom for la dles of wealth aim social standing to en gage In business enturprises on their own account. I know of a lady who has recently bought the bankrupt stock of pictures, frames, musical Instruments, etc., oi a mau wno mi leu, anil set mi trading on her own account. She has''"11 I et'' pretty certain that the trans- plenty of wealth ami leisure, but prefers to no tins rauier man speuu Her time tu social idleness. Resides that, she takes her grandson into the store as clerk. He is a young mau of ability, Just mil or school, aud thus she puts him on the traik to walk In tlie mllis of usefulness, instead of living idle on the income of ancestral money. It Is truly enrou rac ing, when active aud vigorous women begin to take hold of work In this way. It will lead younger women to fit them selves to manage business allulrs for themselves, and not be so wholly de pendent on others, as tnanv now are. John Scales in J'orUmo'Mh WerUy. The Love of a Motiikk. The Serautnn HepuLlictin tells a touching stry of a poor old woman -who haunts the dejiot about the time that tlie trains arrive, aud gazes at the fanes of the In coming passengers as if expecting some one. During the civil war, her only sou, ayoungjnnn upon whom she fairly doted, wss killed In one of the hottest engagements, aud tho news of his death so preyed upon her mind as to disturb the poor woman's reason. Ever since then she goes to the depot once or twice a week to meet tne incoming trains, in tne nope liiat tie wilt come to Her. At other and on all other subjects she seems entirely sane, but she sometimes thinks that tier son will come back; and lo sat isfy the hope that never dies, ami in the depth of that love which never fade?, tile poor mother continues to goon her sul mission with as much earnestness as though she were performlugasolemu religious duty. When you used to go court I in: Jiow nice you looked! Ah, your eye was so briirbl. Vour sten was lii-lit. hiu! von Just put on tlie very best look you could. jj you kuow tuai n is Insulleratile ego- tisui iu you 10 Bupposc mat a woman Is going to love you always, looking as bad as you cau? Think of it! Auy woman on earth will be true to you for ever when you do your level best. lUtb TxgerKAl. Many a man who scolds his wife be cause things are uot Just to suit him at home, will lie as placid as a custard pie and as mild as milk at a fashionable bummer resort, aud where nothing is so good as It is In his own house, aud he knows It. It takes a min to do that. LITTEE PEOSI HEW YORK. FHOjr OUK HBGUnAIt COIIKSPOXDENT Nkw Yonic, August IS, 1870 To tub Editor op Tiiie New Kortiiwkot: When the news first flashed over the country that a domestic emcule had oc curred, at Xarragansctt Pier, the parties prluoipal being Senator Colliding' and Mrs. Sprague, a very great number of people undoubtedly smacked their pru rient chops Iu anticipation of another hcandul, diflerlng from the P.eecher Tllton mesof filth only in belug sea soned with politics Iiv,M&id of religion. It Is of course too early as yet to decide whether these people are lo be disap pointed wholly or In part, but so-fur as the behavior of the parties principal up to this time may be regarded as an In dex to their future action, it Is safe to conclude that at least one great Incen tive which figured In the Beecher-Tilton case will be found wautlng In this one, to-wit.: the mere vulgardeslre for noto riety, at any cost. Mr. Coukllug has been more or les attentive to Mrs. Sprague for a period of threo years. Whatever may be their sentiments with regard to each other, it Is a question that nobody can conclusively answer but themselves, and ills probably safe to assume that they will never answer it. Dot whatever the truth may be, there was and Is nothing unnatural and nothing remarkable in the fact that tbefe two people should have cultivated Intimate relations. They are, Iu fact, well matched. I know of uo two per sons of opposite sex more exactly calcu lated to he congenial than they are. Each, in Ills or her own line aud way, has fame, commanding position in so olety ami politics, pride of caste, vanity of person mid haughty independence of character. Each seems to have found iu the other that prealse complement of qualities which each failed to find in the domestic partner recognized by so ciety ami by the statute. Of the five Stewart grave-robbers, only oue, Henry G. Itouiaiuu, is known by name. The lawyer through whom they have sought to negotiate with Judge Hilton is Patrick 11. Jones, for merly poMtmusler, and later register of -New iorK. me sum demanded was .. a ' 7 ., ... , ruore UmM 25.M0. the origluai reward nia v iTiiimiki iiiu name vi ., , , , . . 'v. " ' represented ai Jones A detectives of the police foroe. He was accused several years ago of complicity "lo W'th 'T n"', lmw ' "" ie mllce, in the Bank of England forgeries, and after two trials was dismissed from the force. Farley had previously reslgncsi. Irving ten- d1"' M services to Judge Hilton when the search for the body began, but his help was boon dispensed with. Judge Hilton does uot say that Stewart's body boa not been recovered, and will not be seen by a reporter now. Four men are ou guard at the Stewart cathedral crypt, at Garden City, Long Island, anil a geutlemau of position in the city is reported as saying, "It is hard to say positively how far negotiations have gone witii the Stewart grave-robbers, ferof the body has already been eflected, aud Judge Hilton has It safoat tiie pres ent uion.euU" A strange character died iu the Tombs prison in tills city last week a woman who for twenty-live years has been a voluntary Inmate of the prison, whiah.sho had grown lo look upon as her home. In her youth, Mary Valen tine was a handsome, waywurd girj, and as sho grew older she went from bad to worse, till she used to be frequently arrested and Imprisoned In the Tombs far drunkenness. When she got to be fifty years old, she resolved to reform, and she would go to the Police Court and voluntarily give herself up when she felt the craving for drink, aud iu this way alio placed herself beyond temptation. At last she came to love the Tombs fco much that when, some twenty-five years ago, the term of one of her voluntary imprisonments ex pired, she begged to be allowed to spend the remainder of her days there. The charity commissioners humored the prisoner, aud upou the matron's recom mendation she became u "tier wotnau," whose duty it is to care for the prisoners ou Hie tier, in which capacity she has ever since remained. Ou Sunday she was found to bo sick, and Wednesday she died. Judgo Miller, iu the United States District Court, ou Friday rendered a deeisiuu iu the suit of Christopher C. Campbell agaiuet Postmaster James and Charles Eddy for infringement of a pateut hand btamp used for marking tetters in the general post office in this city. Tlie patent was originally granted lo M. P. Morton In 1SG3, but Postmaster James claims that it was used in Phila delphia. In 1531. The decision of the court is that, in fact and In law, Morton was the original inventor, aud that a conveyance to others of the same was also according to law, aud amply suffi cient. The plaintiff refused to take a decree for au injunction against the further use of the Invention by the de- femlauts, and the court therefore ordered tlma decree be entered declaring the patent vaiiu, anu, in consequence ot its infringement, ordering an accounting of profits with damages and costs of suit. It Is said that a million dollars is in volved iu the decision, as tlie plaintiffs claim that the stamp has been lu use many years in the post offices through out the Uuiled States, and claims an accounting for each stamp. Tho coun sel for the Government will appeal alio case to the Supreme Court of the United States.' . ( It appears that the American author ities have trouble with. other Immi grants besides Mormons, for the records of Castle Garden show that certain Euro pean countries are sending their paupers and criminals to this country. Louise Tchopp, a depraved young woman from Switzerland, has just arrived, but she will he sent back to Castle Garden. The officials are now on the lookout for several notorious criminals, who are expected daily. Helpless cripples have been coming to beg. The authorities here will exercise precautions tu thwart the ellorts to foist these criminals and pauiiers on this country. AUGUST. Hew York Sixty Years Ago. Sixty years ago u shrewd olwerver lauded here from Euglaud, and wrote the inevitable description of tlie town. It was but two generations ago, yet-the modern prniortioiis of the sea-port had then kindled uokenseof rivuly. Indeed, only n few years before, little Newport, iu Rhode Island, was as commercially important. "It Is a pleasant, opulent, aud airy city," says the good-natured observer, "for which nature has doue everything and art ' nothing." The only public building worth noticing hear it, urban wilderness of architectu ral triniuplis! was the City Hull. Poor old City Hall, with its rear or dark atoue, because, according to tradition, ft was t-upposed that the growth of the city was not likely to tiring the rear Into much observation ! The jdmple economy assumed in this loucldng tra dition casts a fairy glamor over the municipal story. It suggests a public spirit, a civic virtue, a political con seiem e, which would uot waste money eveu ou a public work. His a beauti ful legend of fable. The new Court House is now immediately behind tlie City Hall the Haunting monument of enormous public tlietwaml unspeaKable contempt for civic honesty. Uot as tlie observer saw no splendor, she also saw no poverty. Within cannon-shot of the new Court House, the mine of our vulgar Saniauapalus, are now dens of poverty and squalor and crime as wretched aud repulsive as those of any great city; but our observer found only streets of comfortable private dwellings in that New York of the golden age uo dark alleys, no hovels, no dark and , gloomy cellar, with nobome atmos phere aud sutierlng population. Sue- cewful industry, she exclaims, has j everywhere fixed its alxide. Ilefore she . died, the observer hud gained much j notoriety iu tlte happy laud ami town that she celebrated. For our observer was MUs Kuuuy Wright, a familiar i name iu tlie angry social, political, and , religious contests of forty ami fifty years j aco. JCditor' Ewty Chair, in Jlarper's Magazine for AuymH. Tiik Women Folks. Sometimes we feel inclined to pick llawsiu the women folks, but on second thought are made to wonder timt they are as good as we find them. Supposing customs were re versed, and Instead of courting the girls tlie girls were lo court us? Supposiug a sweet creature in Imws ami ribbons ami poetical draper; and stephenolls should come to see you two or three times a week, and should discourse by the hour on the soul-light ot your eye, the Jove llkegranduer of your brow, the Ineffable glory of your mustache, etc., etc , don't vou think you would develop Into a jaekauapes tu less than six mouths even at tne start, l-act s, we men think nothing of telling a girl over and over again how much prettier aud sweeter and belter every way she is than all her sisters; ami It Is uot unnat ural that she should be goose enough to believe it after a time. Who doesn't like to have his praises sung? Rut after marriage these sugar-coaled lies return to plague the mau that couiHiunded them. He has taught his wife to be lieve that he can see nothing good in her sex outside of herself. And she never forget her lesson, as many a married wight could testify. Rut don't blame her, friend; she is only showing iierabidng faith iu your love vows. The trouble abides in you. You have ceased lying to her. Jlotton Tranncript. Deaui.y Jewels In all ages jewels of price have been a ready Incentive to crime, but not a few caee are on record iu which they have been the ngentof the crime, Instead of its cause. Cfe-ar Rorgia possessed a ring, with a sharp-edged setting, which would occa sionally scratch the hand of some guest whom he was greeting with special cordiality; ami no one who ever received this compliment win ever known to survive it more than a day or two. A similar fatality attended a celebrated decoration much Used by two or three of the Russian Cairn. When clasped around the recipient's neck, its point was apt to puncture the skin, II awk wardly handled, and death speedily followed. One of the native princes of India, when about to fall Into the handsor his enemies, swallowed a sharp pointed diamond, which caused instant death by cuttlug a vein lu his throat. A diamond In tlie posesslon or a noble French family, whleh was said to have caused the death of all Its owners In turn, put tlie climax to its malign influence by ultimately forming a part of the famous necklace which played so fatal a part In the history of Marie Antoinette. Joseph Cook once asked a certain lady to be his wife, aud immediately relapsed into a profound study of something. The lady softly said "Yes," and "as he didn't respond, she repeated the word a little Inmliar s?lnn vnor noise!" roared ' I j-- . Joseph ; "I've got an argument at my tongue's end that will knock the spots out ot Jo mi .uiii, anu uere youre trying to spoil IU" The Onrse of High Interest. It begins now to be pretty well under stood by everybody that high rates ,of interest cannot long be aid in legitl mate business of any kind. No bus! ness man can prosper while he pays one and a quarter or one and a half per cent per mouth to tne money-lender, iimt ought lo be as plain asa pikestafi. And, indeed, few people but farmers are now paying those rates. Most other men in business have seen the folly of it, aud have ceased to work on Iwirrowed money. ism tiie farmers or the country us a class are stilt going on In tlie old way. They borrowoil money when times were good and prices were high, ami have never since been aide to meet their liabilities. The profits of one prosperous year only rserveUTi-iy.up (fie baek interest, with- ouk ui an iiiminisuiug tlie prluaJp?! And though the loan stands at the old figure", the burden of it is far heavier than it used lo be, Iweause production are so much cheaper, or monev so nmeh dearer, thau when the debt was con tracted, ilien, I'M), real estate has so much depreciated In value that the se curity, which once was deemed sutfiident to cover three times the value of the loan, would not now realize enoUL'h to satisfy tlie mortgage. As a natural con sequence, the money-lender is uneasy, aud takes the first favnrableopportuniiy lo foreclose and get nls money, and in times of depression like these thousands of farmers must lose their all. There is only one remedy for this, and the sooner we all understand it, the bet tor for us. People must learn to keep out of debt. Business mtut cease to be conducted upon credit. Every one must nay as lie goes, in great transactions and in small. The curse of debt now lies liko a blight upon three-fourths of tlie farms in tlie country. And the chief cause of it lias been the inordinate hsute to appear somebody. Few could bo content lo work ultb the mean tbey had. As soon as they had saved a few dollars, it was invested in some enter prise beyond their power to manage Tiie farmer, iuatead of buying a few acres ami paying for it, grasped nt & lurge estate, and built him a fine house. all ou liorrowed money, ami found him self before long at the mercy of his cred itors, a lew weary years of struggling, with that burden ou his back, ami he loses everything iie has, and too often becomes, a discontented "grumbler at war with himself and with socletv for the remainder of his life. Yet he liim- seir is the only person reailv to blame. o law could protect him, if be was de termined to ruin himself. He ought to have known that tt wan impos-ibte to pay fifteen per cent per annum, ami make money out of tlie transaction, and if lie did not, it is Useless to howl about the high rates of Interest. Interest would tie down to five jier cent to morrow were it not for the fools who continue lo borrow money at flffeen. Money, like every other commodity, Is worth jost what it will bring In the market; ami It Is those who borrow, not those who lend, that keep up the pres ent high rates of interest. San Jott Metvurtf. Mrs. Christine Olensou, or Chicago, lias made nearly all the furniture in ber liiuse with her wn bands ! A reporter of the Chleago Tinirn says nearly every thing In the shape of furniture is from the deft fingers of Mrs. Olensou. Stand ing opposite tlie door is a very liund wirae organ, the cae of which is very fiuely finished iu a variety of bard woods. Upon the case is a very life like bird in the act of seizing a cherry iu iu O.il. Ou a front panel is an East Indiaman, full-riguetl ship, under full salf. The water, which i most exquis itely represented, is of a piece of dark i wood whose grain is. wavy, ami which is neatly joined to produce the desired efiVct. A secretaire occupies the other side of tlie room, and Is construrted of three thousand pieces of wood. The de sign is unique, and the manner in which a tiumlier of secret drawers are Mowed away Is something marvelous. Tlie ceuter-table Is" also of her const ruc tion, ami Is very handsome. The oor uices, picture-frames, stools ami chairs are all from the deft fingers of Mrs. Oleuson. A magnificently carved bed stead graces their sleeping apartment, ami other articles of miner imiortanc are scattered about the rooms. Mrs. Oleuson has manufactured nearly all tier wooden tools, anda greater part of her steel ones. She was taught her trad by her father lu the old eou'ntry, and puts It to the good use of furnishing her own house in a style that would lie envied by the majority of people tu much belter circumstances in life. Stay in tiik Country. Hie Practi cal 1'armer relates an instance of a nice boy from the country, who, having come Into possession of a few thousand dollars, visited au uncle in the city, an old merchant, to get his adviee attoiit investing Ills capital iu business. "Go back to the country, young man," said the merchant, "and invest your money in land. Roy a farm, settle down on It, and dn a safe business. I have beeu In business uearly forty years, and have ( ng to its pleasures. Among the fair, accumulated a fortune, but it lias beeu woman's posesions, tlie chief treasure, doue by fearful risk, heavy responsltdl-j sfly. The London World, Is a little box ity, constant toil, and worrying auxle- ( containing the earliest musical Instru lieri. A dozen limes I have beeu on the j ment with which she was acquainted, verge of bankruptcy, and twice I have j It is a cheap, plain fiddle, cracked and been sorely tempted to take my own strlngless, a sorry specimen Indeed, life. Of ten men who commenced biisi- Mftiug It daintily, shesays: "I love tho ness here when I did, ouly one besides I violin, and would play it every day if I myself succeeded. The rest all failed, j were permitted Is do so; but X am not oue after another, some dragging their I permitted. It Is suspected that the families lo poverty ami disgrace. Take constrained attitude ami tho powerful my advice. Keep away from the city vibration would by no means improve apd its delusive business avenues, t either my physical or musical tone for Quiet contentment on a moderate com-: the evening. Rut I regret the vloliu pelelicy in tne couimy i tune I could wish you." A minister once told Wendell Philips that if Ins business in life was to save negroes, be ought to go to the South where they were and do It- "That's worth thinking or," replied Phillips, "ami what Is your business in life?" "To save men from hell," replied the minister. "Then go there and attend to your busiuess," said Mr. Phillips. "Mrs. North," says the Iowa City I'reu, "was elected Librarian, with a salary of $900. She reorganized tlie State Library and gave to It its first in telligent management. She brings to Iter work the best preparation and expe rience, and will build wisely upon the foundation wisely laid by Professor Cur rier." It Is said that Rrooklyn preachers take a vacation not so much on their owu ascouut as to give their congrega tions a rest. Thh deparftnent or the Jkw North west to le devoted toflte Household, lawn ami den. OarrasHindenfc , . - uww upai reclpesi brsn departnaeat of domUc occv- r""" coniera public ravor by coutri'uu lu( to this column. Rrax , Mtjkfins. Two teaeiinfuls of. unuoiieu uoiir ami one of white wheat ami a little salt; bent all together and cook like other nautilus. Rick Waffles. One cuplulof boiled rice, three cupfuls of Hour, three, eetrs. Hue teuspoonful of soda aud a piece of iaru or uuiiennay useti inwallle irons, or baked iike,;fiuuiiel cakes upon the open griddle, . St. James Puffs. Beat up two ece very light, eddiin; to them Tnie-quifrt of sweet milk, and gradually creaming' iuto it sifted Hour and a little salt, until it is of the consistency of walHe batter. I his is lo be baked ijulckly in the putl- pans. Vinegar OooKifcs Two enw of mo- laes, one of butter, two eggs, two tn blespoonfuis of vinegar, one of ginger, one of saleratus, and flour enough to roll. Itoll atiout hair an inch thick, out into round cakes and bake in a'tjulcfr oven. To be eaten ho:. Hahd SAfCB. Cream six ounces of butter uutll light aud white; stir ju gradually the same weightof finely Rul verized sugar (while, of course); then powder thickly with nutmeg atidalittre cinnamon; a vaniHa Havor U aksd addul' oy- some, fliis is excellent saucq for plum puddiug. Roys' at Girls' Puddinot- iiit one quart of popiwd corn in a puddiug uisn; Biir, in one nnart ot milk, twb tea spooafnls of salt, ami turn the milk on inecorn; bake twenty minutes; serye witli sugar and cream. Spices ami Havors added of course make this much riclier, but also Indigestible. Roiled Palt Fish Cotasouarelhe size desired from tlie thickest part of the fish; takeoff the skin, wash cjean, and broil for ten minutes on clear coals; then dip lu boiling water, butter, ami eerve. This fsn nice relish for breakfast and tea, ami with potatoes makes' a intl- atable and eoouomioul dinner. Riiattlhboko Fkic.vssek. Take two chickens, cut them up neatly, and lay them in a skillet with two slices Of til lit eul ham, two small unions, and-a few blades ot mace, f-easonlng with DenDer aim suit. Ana a utile water, anil pUMiu a quick fire. When about half done, add a pint of cream, and a lump of but ter the size of a walnut, rolled in flour. Keep constantly stirring uutil done. West Iswax Swebts. One cocoa nut (graledj, tlie whites of four eggs (well beaten), half n pound of 'White sugar; 'llttvor with essence of lemen. Mix all as thick as can bestirred, lay in heaps, an inch uport, on paper and on a hakiug tin; put them iu a quick oven and take them out when tbey begin to look -yellowish. Do not remove them from the paper until they areqnite cold. They are Improved by keeping three or four days. A Qi'akkr Printer's Proverbs. Ttiou shoubl-t not rap at tlie door of a printing office, for he that unsweretli the rap aiieereth iu his sleeve and loseth time. Never send an article for publication without giving tlie editor thy moie, for thy nameofleiiitlnieeseeureif publication to worthless articles. . . Never do thou loaf about nor knock down type, or the boys will love thee as they do tlie shade trees when thou leavesl. Thou Hhouldst never read the, copy nq tlie priuler'K cases or tile sharp anil hooked container thereof, or 'lie" nii'y knn-k thee down. ' Never inquire of the editor for name, for behold he will give it to UieetHt tlie appointed time without thee asfclijjjfror It is not right tliHt theu sbouldsbask him who Is the author of au article, for. it is his duty tu keep such things unto himself. When thou dost enter his office, take ' heed unto thyself that thou dost, not look at what concerns tliee not, for that is not meet in thesightof good breeding. Neither exaininethuu tlie proof-sheet, for it is not ready to meet thine eye that thou mayst understand. tiiou siioutdst not delude thyself willt the thought that thou hast saved a fe.w cents when thoj hast seeurt(d( a,dttd head copy of ins paier; for whilst the printer may smfle and say it Is all right, he will never forget thy meanness. Mine. Chrfetiae NiUson-ltouzaud and her husband liy,e very quietly in Len don. The prutu donna, on the days on which she is to sing, is inexorable o regards invitations, always remaining in absolute seclusion, with the excep tion of an hour's drive with M. Kouzaud.,. The pair are heartily devoted to each other and most happy in' their home: Madame Rouzaud much enjoys the Uieater and gives many a spare .even- oevei lueiess, ami love tuts ono very much indeed; for it is the Instrument I played on at fairs round the country to help my people to money while I was yet a child. I am, as you bear, a peas ant born, aud I am proud of It;" and the fair head Is flung back, the" blue eyes throw out a brighter ray, and tho soft curls are shaken. Imaginative Mineral Water. They have discovered a new miueral spriug at Freville. A party of experts obtained six "bottles of this water and put them iu an ice-box at Cazenovia. The next day they Invited their friends to test it. Iu the meantime, wags drew the spring water and substituted a quan tity from a cistern. It was amusing to see the amateur chemists look wise, smack tiieir.lips and tell how much.irou, magnesia and other bealth-givlng-min-erals could be delected by the taste." Imagination Is an all-powerful curative..' Men soon pass away and are forgotten, but principles live eternally.