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BIMWAT f BBUMUB OUXrUNY, FrwMere Adjournal for the People. Devoted to the Interests or nnmanlty. Independent In Polities and Religion. Alive to all live Issues, and Thoroughly Radical in Opposing and Exposing tbe Wrongs of tbe passes. OFFICE-Co n-PaosrAWAsnmoToitTBErre TBBHH, IX ADVANCE : i mi i ttt- 35 : ' Z- . . .S fcS One year Kix uoqUu Taree months.. . .1)10 .. I SO . 1 IN ADVERTISEMENT inserted on ble Term. ' MRS. HARDIN E'S WILL. Br ABIGAIL SCOTT DDUTWAT, AUTBOK OT "JUDITH RXIO," "KU.BK OWB,' "A"I AJfI HEURT UsV "TSTB KAfrr HOUR," "ADOB OBMBOJI," "FACT. FATK AKD FAKCV." nr., m, rrr. Entere4,aeeordlOK to Art of Congress.ln the year 183, 1st the office or the Librarian or uon creas at Waafciflgton , D. C.) CHAPTER XXVII. Ait old rsnEso. The night wu already gathering to gether ber darkening shadows now, mmI the wind clouds betokened an approach lac rain. The dim high way wound around the foothill and lost itself in the dark green forest, tiiat strelcltet! away toward the mountain upon tbe one band and the river upon Ui other. John logleton was iu a hurry, and be pot spars to bia horse and galloped furi ooely adown the road. Ha was In a hurry heeaoae ha waa feverish, and leverisb because lie waa exelteu. In a little while he waa opposite tbe rustle cabin that contained bia self-lfMprisoaed counterpart, and lie suddenly reined bia mettled horse and for an instant forgot his aimless li&ete. Thick darkness was settling down upon the air; the gentle rain began to patier lastly upon the earth, asd k low moan of the sad uight wind sank like the cbill of death upon bis heart. There was a solitary light In the little window, behind whirl) he knew 'Use was sitting, and Its one steady ray sent oot a cheery gleam into tbe rain- and wind and gloom. "Light of my sonl !"' cried tbe wan derer, "would to -God I might follow whithersoever jour ray might attract me." A low strain of vocal mnsie mingled its melody with the rythmic mUerere of tbe sad night wind. He bowed bis head and listened in tently. Tbe words formed a fit aeeoei-panimeut- to an old-time melody whleii be had heard sometimes In tbe raral singing elaas In his boyhood, when 'I-iae bad ranted tbe "air" anil ravished bis tenses with her untutored yet nat urally girted power of song. " Oh, la It we!! to sever My heart from thine forever ? Can I forget thee T Never ! Farewell, farewell forever ! Bang tbe lonely inmate of tbe lowly cottage. The voice died away, bat tl e listener seemed riveted to the spot. "O, my God ! why can I not enter tier sacred presence at:d revel iu tbe sweet enjoyment of her precious smiles 7" he exclaimed, half audibly. Again, as if In response to his pas sionate query, the sweet voice of tbe one whom he knew that Ood had made for him, and for hint ouly, rang oot in soli tary sadness, and tbe very sonl of mel ody welled upward oti the listening air. " When Shall we meet again, Meet ne'er to sever ? When shall love wreathe her charm Roond us forever? Where joys celestial thiill, Where bliss each heart shall fill. And words of paling chill Sever, no never V "I am not worthy to enter her pres ence," said ber listener, Htdly.. "I would only Incur her displeasure if T should attempt it." And then a voice, so near that It seemed to echo from within tbe Inner most chambers of his being, and so startling that it a if acted tils' senses like an electric shock, exclaimed in com manding yet bopeful accents: Wait! wait! wait!" With an involuutary motion be again put spurs to his horse and galloped for ward in tbe gloom. "Yes, Ood helping me, I wilt wait!" he said, with emphasis; "apd I will make myself worthy of her Itefore we meet again. And wherever I go, or whatever lot may befall me, I shall never forgot tbe light of love and truth that has beamed upon my censes through her window to-night, illumi nating my spirit with a heavenly radi ance, as chaste as virgin snow and as warm as eider-down; No, 'Lixa, you shall never be ashamed of John Ingle- too. For your sake, I will seale the heights of fame, and walk bare-browed beneath the very parapets of heaven ! For your dear sake, the world shall do me honor ; and when, at last, we strike harps upon the shores of the great Hereafter, where there Is no marrying nor- giving in marriage, but all are as the angels In Heaven, I will lay tbe hstnl-aatned laurels of my life at your feet, and we two shall walk band in band together through tbe vernal raases of that better country, where Indeed " 'Bliss each bean shall fill. And words of paiUng chill Never, no never r " Oowtd John logleton have lived long under the spell of a rhapsody like this, be vrouJd have been ready for tranel.-v lion, like Enoch of old, who "waik i with God, aad was not ; for God tot. him." But who shall say that tl e rhapeody, while it endured, was n real ? Wbo shall prove that it was not a foretaste of a higher life that Is yet to oo me in some form to all who read these pages? 'Use, too, was en rapport with lite self-same ecstasy. Why she had placed tbe candle In the window, she had not stopped to ask herself; but site had thought of him, and him only, when ebe did it, and, as she sat In ber little 15: -VOX; IX. home-made nfealr 8ml dreamily watefeed tbe ernofjkierlng embers in tbeepen fire place at Iter feet, she could not realize that trite was alone. As no one in the body was near to listen, she repeated mod the sweet conception of some un known yet Immortal bard : " Absent, ret present; distant, yet how near Mace here my soul Is, darling, tbou art ber. For bore enshrined thondwellest, and I see Thine Image pictured upon vacancy." But to return to ber wandering other self. Luckily for hie physical body, his mlud was soon withdrawn from his in terior rhapsody by the necessities of his position. Tbe rain was now falling steadily and bard, tbe wind was rising, and he waa In an almost uninhabited region. Tbe darknea grew so dense that the head of bia faithful horse waa no longer visible. He paused in utter bewilderment. What was be to do 7 Afar over tbe plain. In what he rightly judged to be the edge of the wood, a ruddy firelight glimmered. Again be put spurs to hie horse, and, leaving tlie main road, made, as nearly as he eouhl, a bee-line for tbe blazing fire. 4 I "With lights before and behind me, I surely shall be goided aright," be said, firmly. On and on, through tbe rain and storm and mud and darkness, be urged tbe weary 1 torse, trusting only to the animal's blind instinct far safety. The light for a long way seemed to grow no nearer, and be had menial visions of an ignis fatuu for a full hour before tie made a perceptible gain upon what proved at last to be the oampfireof a family of Immigrants, whose cattle were sheltered under a neighboring tree, hard by a dilapidated covered wagon, in which Uteowuers were evidently asleep. "Halloa 1" be cried, lustily. No answer. Tbe weary wayfarers were sleeping soundly. "Halloa, there I" Tub) time a sbufliing noise was heard within tbe wagon cover's depths, which was followed presently by an ebony head protruding from tbe uplifted side of tbe dirty canvas. , "Who comes dart?" Where had John Jngleton beard thot voice before ? An echo, away down in his memory, only answered, "Where?" I'm a traveler, benighted aud lost," be said, hesitatingly. A charred limb fell suddenly from the trunk of tbe great fallen tree against which tbe fire was burning, and sending its pitch-laden leaves into the embers, was followed by a crackling, ruddy blase, lighter, It seemed to him, titan sunshine. '"Light, mass. We'll do wba' we can lo' you, Ao" exclaimed the host, as be emerged from tbe wagon, half clad and shivering. "A mighty damp nigbt tile, to be lost in de bosh, salt." "Surely I cannot inlstBke tbe sound of your voice," said the" wander. "You are you must be liaise Dave, tbe col ored oracle !" The old negro raised the black turban from his forehead, duwloelttg the fiery brand above bis eyes. "Yes, rum John, It's old Dave, as sho' as yo' bo'n. But wha's yo' busi ness in dis out-de-way place, and at dis time o' nlgbt, sah ? Not lost nor bidln' hope V "No, Uncle Dave," said John, dis mounting and grasping his newly-found friend by tbe baud; "I'm a free man now free from the clutches of the law, and, alas ! free from the prospect of ever marrying 'Lisa Harrilne. But, never mind me ; tell me all about yourself. How came you here, and whom have yon In your company ? Are you a free man 7" "One question at a time, massa John, if you please. But. fust make yo'self co mfo' table. Yo' wet to the hide, an' eoldalt'n a snake. Heah, lake a camp stool an' bake yo' shins a while." "I'm all . obedience, Uncle Dave. Pray proceed." "Fust let me take de saddle off de pony, massa. Yo' know what de good Book says about de musslfol. man." "All Fight, Uncrfe Dave. Luckily tbe brave fellow Isn't hungry. I took him from a full feed less than three hours ago. Now lei I me, who's with you, and bow came you here?" "It's a long story, massa John, but I'll mate It sho't. Life was a mighty blaok an' heavy burden when vrf ma &0 "id de Injuns, sho'. But I aeted " 3"' advice an' waited till de private company,, yo' had meant to go wid had crossed de rl vah aftab de Ice went down. Bisky business dat ice was ugh !" "Aever mlud that, Uuele Dave. We got over all right. Proceed." "I kep' off de highway on' made my- olf good at fskulklu'. De Injuns was kind, mnssa John, an' day bid me splendid; au' when de teams come ovah dat was goln' fo' to take you 'long, an' j Vd got a bettah job, de boss, be tuck me in. Well, I went to Califo'ny, a i tuaue a i rise, an' tien I went back lo de ole stompin' ground' an! bought myself au' my wife Dlnab- sbe's in de wagon now an' two ob de ebii'en. De oders was sold beyond ole rouses' B knowledge. Den I packed ray traps an' bought dis wagon au' desej oxen. An' heah I am, aftah evali so long a tramp. Odd dat we'd meet dis way, massa John. But ray ole woman an' roe's been prayln' fo yo' and yo'a to-nlgbt." Thank you, Uncle Dave." "Tut 1 tut ! None o' dat, o' yo'll 'fend me, sho. Now tell me about yo'self and Misa 'Liza Ha'dlne." IOTJ.TXVIvrr, "There's nothing to tell, Unole Dave, only the match is declared off, ami the girl's married to tbe other fellow." "Not to Sam Ha'dpan?" "No; but she hasn't fared much bet ter. She mBrrled a narrow-pated, celftsli sou led specimen of Intellectual man hood that prizes ber for lwr ablllty'todo housework and save money." "I wouldn't imagine dat of Mies 'Lisa, by jingo." "It was my fault, Uncle Dave. Don't think for a minute that she was iu any manner to blame." "Den, doh was no lie In the rumab boot yo' marryiu' de Gan'aVa niece?" "No, Uncle Dave; It was ouly too true. But did you e-er Meet Oeueral Arborton?" "Yes; last yeah. I cooked for his men while he was oil ou a visit to de Bateman camp." "Did be ever ppeak of me after his return?" "Yes, Massa John. He told about how yo' liked bosses, an' had a good deal to say about yo' bain a splendid fellow." "Well, Uncle Dive, we'll let that all pass, it was a bad dream ami It's all over, lis there anything I oan do for you V "No, thank Ood 1 My ole woman an' me belong to each oder now, and dat's glory enough fo' one lifetime." "Then there Is something you can do for me, uncle. 'lAyi Is not free, and she and I do not belong to each other now, ami there is no prospect that we ever shall, In this work! ; but I want you to go there to-morrow to tier Irause. She'll be glad to see you." "Who's house'll I ask fo' ?" "That of Peter Tubus. You can't miss It. A little cabin, somewhat larger than an ant-hill, silling atone at the left of the lane as yoo go westward, ou tbe Territorial road." "Au' hat do yo' 'noss to do, Massa John?" - "I don't know. In spite of myself I am not raUerable. I feel assured that everything will come out right at last. I am reconciled to-night to many thing that, until this evening, I eould not Imagine that I could or would en dure. I am going Kast as soon as maybe; and I'm going In search of fame ami fortune and position, and you shall see that I succeed. Aud now, the moou Is up aud the rain has ceased pouriufc-, and I must away." ! "Not till mo'nlu', Massa John ?" "Yes, Uncle Dave. A steamer leaves Portland to-morrow night, and I must liaeten onward or I'll be too late to make tbe connection." The horse was soon re saddled by the faithful old friend, who protested constantly against being deuied tbe privilege of sharing bis meager accom modations longer with bis guest. "And now, Uncle Dave, good bye. Aud may God bless yon." "Good-bye, Massa John. Fo' what cause de goad Lo'd sent yo' heah In do dead o' nlgbt ain't plain, but It must a' been done fo' a wise pu'pose." "It was that I might Interest you anew in her. Uncle Dave. And I shall go away believing that, until we meet again, you will be to tier at once a friend, a father and a brother. I do not ask this of you because I deserve your kindness, for I do not. I skulked away, like a cowardly vagabond, and left you to your fate, when you bad no harbor of refuge to flee to, and I had none in give." "Of co'se, masa John, yo'd n give me a place If yo'd had It. Not a wo'd ou dat subjec', If yo please, sab ! It's 'nough fo' medal Miss 'Lisa's in bond age. I iu Ire, ires ue Is'i, and I'll look aftah de lamb, sho'." "Beniembcr me to Dinah and tbe children. It isn't worth while to wait to see them. I must lake advautage of tbe 'moonlight. Thanks to your glow ing fire, I'm dry and warm once more." He mounted bis horse ami galloped away In tbe laggard but now brilliant moonlight, ami, while the ragged clouds soared away to the northward, and he was aloue with tbe Universe of God, he laid ida us fur his future course of life which the advancing decades failed to thwart, and of whieh you, patient reader, shall learn as this leisurely nar rative progresses. Ami now, while for the lapse of a term of years wo leave him to pursue the substantial phantoms of his newly aroused ambition, let us, reader, you and I, return to watcb the progress of the other actors In this o'er true tale, whoso struggles with Destiny, In tbe faee of mighty obstacles of their own and others' uprcaring, an- c!rwely Inter woven willi our thoughts a..d sympa thies. I To be eouUnucJ This parable for Communists Is from one of Ingersoll's speeches: "Here I a shoe shop. One man In the shop is always busily at work during the day always industrious. In the evening he goes courting a good, nice girl. There arc five other men in the shop wbo don't do any such thing. They spend half their working hours In loaf ing and their evenings in dissipation. This first youtig roan by ond by cuts out from these others and gets a shoe storo of bis own. Then he marries this girl. Soon be is able to take his wife out lo ride or an evening. The five laborers, his former companions, who see him indulging In bis little luxury, retire to a neighboring saloon and pasi a resolution that there is an eternal struggle between labor and capital." Fbke Spkbcii, Fbeb Pbebs), Fkee People. OREGON, TIITJRSrVY, LBTTEB rBOMJTASHINQTOff. FROM OUR BKOUIVU CORRK8P0NDKXT.J Wasiiesgton.D.C, May 1, 18S0. TO THK EDITOBOFTHB JW KoRTHWEbT: Tbe problem of the Itepubllcan candi dacy for President, or rather tho q'uery, Wbo will be nominated at Chicago? excites much more Interest and discus sion here this year tlmu Ihesatnccouun drum in 1S76. Then the question was narrowed down to the one point, Who will beat Blaine? for every oue felt that of the names prominently mentioned, his was the only one with tbe slightest prospect of success before tbe Conven tion, and so confident was Mr. Blaine himself of this that when asked, "Of whom have you the, most fear?" he re plied, "The Great Unknown." The result showed the soundness of his judg ment, fo; Mr. Hayes had no following, and his nomination at Cincinnati was simply due to the combination of the Influences adverse to Mr. Blaine. We venture to say Hut not twelve of the Ohio delegates had, at the time the fourth ballot was taken, tbe slightest Idea of being able to secure for Mr. Hayes more than the Vice-Presidency. For instance, Mr. Noyes, who made the eloquent nominating speech for Mr. Haye, while visiting here six weeks prior thereto, expressed himself tn that effect. Now, however, the "dark horse" seems eliminated from the Republican contest, and the eager, expectant follow ers are discussing ouly the triangular fight involved in the contest of Grant, Blaine and Sherman. The ' Great Un known" casts no shadow ou tho pros pects of either candidate. The Demo- ciats are also deeply interested, as their own course-will bo sboped ukii that of the Republican, and they are enjoying the hitter fight which is growing Into large proportions in the Itepubllcan camp. They clnltn that their own dis cipline will prove sufficient to prevent all discordant ellecle, no matter whom they uominato at Cincinnati; hence, looking at the actions of both political parties, we are led to speak as above of tbe intense interest manifested hero over the notion of tbe Chicago Conven tion. Our own impression is, as a de duction from intercourse with all sides here, that Mr. Blaine will find all his opposing elements In combination against him, and that be will fail of nomination just as Henry Clay repeat edly came short of election. Could he personally bring to bear upou tho Con vention those characteristics which have made him a power and leader in Congress, he might succeed ; as matters stand, he will fail. The two-thirds rule bars the expression of confidence as to the successful Democratic candidate at Cincinnati, though Mr. Tilden's name elicits much pro and oon comment just at tills time, though tint to the exlont of causing uulmoelty. It Is unlikely Hint any change will be made in the law regulating the electoral count. We havo found a general desire among the Democrats to let the present statute remain without amendment, as they control both Houses and should thereby be ahlo to provide for all possi ble emergencies. The result of tbe re cent caucus of Senators is in corrobora Hon of this view, as it agreed upon no other basis.. It would be idle to attempt a change now, for the House would not entertain any proposition looking toward it. The Kellogg matter promises to pro voke extended debate in the Senate, as it involves some serious questions. Oue of ihese Is that of the alleged compact under which he was admitted to his seat. This allegation Is both stoutly asserted and denied, ami may prove a turning point in the final vote. The course which Senator Tiiurman will pursue is watched with much interest, for the final vote will bo determined by tbe position ho tabos for or against Mr, Kellogg in tbe discussion. ' It is gratifying to us to notu the change of feeliug toward the District of Colunfhia on tbe part of tho House. Now we are honored with a serrate appropriation bill, which was most courteously treated, instead of having our needs stuck iu one corner of tbe regular appropriation bill by the Ways ami Means Committee, where it became tbe recipient of as many kicks and cuds as Nicholas Nickleby got from the Squecrs family. This new departure indicates that we are to have, In the future, an unquestioned recognition of our rights Iu couuection with tbo Gov ernment. We do not ask for suffrage, but we do claim that, inasmuch as tbe Ooverumcnt holds' one-half the realty of tbe District, it should place Itself on the nine basis of taxation and expendi ture that we occupy. This is only equi table, and wo are happy, now that It is assured. The House devoted an evening of the week to the Pension Court bill, aud tbe opening speech upon It by Mr. Geddes, of Ohio, was a masterly effort In its ex position of the necessity for a judicial tribunal to determine tbe rights of sol diers and their heirs to pension, when their claims have been rejected by the pension ortlce. It Is physically impos sible, he showed, for Congress to attempt to give tho proper redress, and, as it would b9 Impolitic to entrust the Pen sion Office with further judicial powers than now gien it, a properly consti tuted Court of Pensions has become an Imperative national necessity. Of course, tho bill aroused a protracted colloquy hardly debate for no adverse 5UY SO, 1880. arguments were oflered to it. Its ne ceeslty was questioned, but the inter rogators seemed to be more actuated by a desire to obtain Information than to antagonize any measure calculated to relieve the House of its pension bur dens, and to give relief to such claimants as are justly entitled to pension. Dom Pkmio. WOMAN STjriEAGE. To thk Editor ofth Nkw Northwest With your permission, I would like to say a few words on tbe question of Woman Suffrage. I want to say to every woman who does not feel Inter ested in the present struggle for equal rights, Now is the time for action. Take for your weapons common sense, reason aud justice, and work for tbo promulgation of our cause. " Re uot like domb driven, cattle; Be a hero tn the strife." There are a few brave women who have severed the bonds that havo so long kept them In allegiance to society, anJ are working for the advancement of their sex ; that Is, they are working to secure for all women equal rights with all men. They, like all reformers, are a "feeble fraction of humanity," but they see their victory iu the future, and, de spite the ridicule of tbe selfish and big oted, are unswerving in tbeir course of action and unflinching In their deter mination to secure justice where justice belongs. Women's political disabilities would have long since been removed. had enough of them sough It. Our united demands will accomplish much more than separate action; therefore we should not leave all tbo work for the brave few, while we will share alike the benefits. I am aware that some ol you will say you "have all tho rights you want;" but you do not realize your true condition. Women, being the weaker portion of humanity, have forever occu pied a subjective position. It Is a noted fact that, tbe lower the grade of civiliza tion, tbe more depraved Is the condition of women. Tbe custom that man must rule has been handed down to us from barbaric ages, and, like every other form of tyranny, will find its grave sooner or later. Men and women alike possess an in nate lore of liberty, and they should have it whenever it does uot interfere with the rights of. other persons. That awne is true iiueriy. uvea In our boasted free America women do uot breathe the air of freedom. They cannot justly call themselves citizens of the United States. Any foreign man cau come to this country, become a citizen, and take an active part In governing women that are born and bred here. The negro is our political superior. Chi namen, Iuuatlcs and women are alone denied Hie right of self-government. But great and Important changes are accomplished slowly. Owing to repeated demauds, college doors that have long refused to admit women students are now swinging on their massive binges, and women are already proving to the world that, wilh tbe same educational advantages, they can compete with men In the mosldifll rau uuiu icieniiu men in lue mosumii-i cult studies, which Is a significant sign ! of the times. Woman Sullragists have but to keep the ball rolling, now that It is fairly started, and we shall soon be ablo to, proclaim ourselves free women, for " As roand and round we ran. Ever the right come uppermost. And ever Is Jaetlee done." Kuka Bickki:. Norfolk, Or., May 8, 1SS0. There was an incident of the Dow trial, at Belton, Texas, that most unac countably escaped the attention of Hie local pres, and .yet It Is entirely too good to be lost to the public. When oue of tho women witnesses was asked by a prosecuting lawyer, of a well known convivial turn of mind, if she believed in the Bible, sue replied em phatically that she did. "Do you be lieve, then, that wives should bo obe dient to their husbands?" asked the lawyer. She snapped her eye9 and re sponded: "Not when their husbands come home drunk, like you do." You could have heard n paper of pins fall for ten minutes afterward. There were schools of art for women in Pompeii considerably more than eight een centuries ago. When tho wonder struck early discoverers first came upon a wall figured with the form of a lady painting a likeness of a lermiual figure of Bacchus, they must have stared in deed!' There sits a lady of close upon two thousand years ago, as fair and sweet to look upou as in the dim past, charmingly dressed In a long and flow ing gown. She lias bracelets mi her arms quite iu the style of the modern bangle, a necklace around her full, white throat, and ear-rings in her ears. The skeptic, as a rule, belloves that. as be had 110 choice in tho matter of birth, but coming forth according to na ture's laws, and finding that provision had been made for hi reception, he naturally concludes that beyond Ibis life, preparatlou has or will be made for bini that Is, he will not be born Into another state of existence without a world upon which to live. After children are born upon earth they require education, and the truest education that can ever bo granted to any child is that process of cultivation which enables the Individual to grow naturally aud draw from within the re ceases of his own soul the latent knowl edge which Is there enshrined. A benevolent Detroit dentist an nounced that on a certain day he would pull teeth free for poor persons and pro vide laughing gas. He used 700 gallons or gas anu extracteu -Ti teem. For tbe Xew Northwest. TIIK OLD BRIDGE. BY BAY. "Old, broken, trasteady, ray service Is done: Yet my timbers have echoed to many a one Tbe foolish, tbe witty, tbe eowanl, or brave. Ami the tremulous ealnt oa the versa of tbe grave. "Yes, the leaden of heart, passing slowoa their way. Followed close by the steps ot the nappy and gay. While tbe lake rippled softly, In laaghter or tears, Aa It did long ago In his happier years. "Ilia? Mymaater, wbo built me three decades o; Ob, these waves mnrmnron Just as sweet, Just a low. As If all the world held bad not proven a lie When the brave, tired fellow was ready to die. "Ah.maay tbe time, when ray timbers were - new, I watched hlmas proudly bedashed Into view, with his pro tn tee of life and hla resolute will. Well, well; bopearaost fall, and be sleeps on the bill. "Old, broken aad weak now, I feel the abase That Is beeped on all things that have aged 014 of use; But one hope yet remains when I drift quite away. They'll remember tbe good that I did In my day. "Alt ! tbe lilies that bloom tn a tangle below, Tlietr broad leaves-are green and tbeir blooms are as snow; ltut whiter by far, with ber faee to the sky, Waa tbe woman I saw once,-with her bawls lifted high; "And I heard, strangely blent with the surfs distant roll: 'OCbrHtt lam weary; reeeive Tbou ray soul: Tben a swift, sudden plunge and a terrible And the Miles were hkling her Arm In taair gnwp. "Pas, winds of December, my broken planks wide; Let me, too, drill out as a wreck with the ttdi am weary and xpeet, I am crumbled ami worn; Let me go, Aw my master and mistress are gone." The storm spent its wrath. Where tbe old bridge had stood. There wae nanght to be wen save tbe dash of the flood. A WEDDIHGJN DEATH. BY W. It 8. A. Away iu tbe great Canadian North west, where the piercing winds and drifting auows sweep over the land in wild freedom ; where frost and ice bold the earth In their irou embrace;, where tbe trees in the gorges groan and creak as the cold breezes sigh through thom ; where the palefaces are few and far be tween, Is a small settlement of about oue hundred souls. un a ureary uurislmas day, some twenty years since, this settlement looked deserted. Suow lay in undis turbed drifts down the wide, solitarv street of the pioneer village. No mark of foot or shovel disturbed tho white surface ; no cheery sleigh-bells rang out iu the frosty air, and no merry skaters glided ou the frozen river. Silence reigned supreme. Juutt Kirby, a hale and hearty old pioneer, lived at the far end of the set tlement. He had made that bis home among the first wlto were brave and daring euough to leave Old England and settle In the wild West of Canada, . . ,, , , , .... ' '.' W'' ,"ldIaecomPau'e(, ,,ira' shared bis joys aud sorrows for years, uut ui last tney nau to maKc a grave ior her, and lay her to rest In the little churchyard. Their only child was a girl, uow a woman of twenty gentle, kiud and thoughtful. Aunie truly was a thor ough woman, aud was beloveJ by all the'villagers old and young, male aud female. This Christmas was to see ber married to Qeorge Hughes, a worthy young farmer of twenty-five, with whom she had played and associated, and who had loved her since they both atteuded the village school Tho day wore away, and tbe nlgbt, which was drawing on, threatened to be stormy and wild. The snow-clouds thickened, shutting out completely a feeble sun, which had striven feebly to throw its smile on tbe earth this Christ mas day. For many previously it had been snowing incessaully, burying feuces, trees aud shrubs in white graves, and now it began to fall again, at first quietly and calmly, But, after a while, a" piercing east wind sprung up, drifting tbe snow into bugehills, and burylugeverylhing with out pity. KTeuing at length arrived, bringing with it the guests wbo were to witness the ceremony at John Kirby's house, Everything was ready, and tbe rough but comfortable home looked as cheer ful and pleasant as could be. The old man wandered among the company, heartily shaking bands with each and wishing the compliments of tbe season over and over again. Annie was look ing lovelier anil more womanly than ever, and not an unmarried man there but envied George Hughes. Nine o'clock came, tbe hour appointed fur tbe wedding, yet no bridegroom ap peared. Annie and ber father, aa well as tbeir friends, began to feel anxious, not aloue because it was. a long and te dious journey irotu Ueorge's home to the settlement, but because they knew be must cross a bleak, wild moor, with never a mark to guide the traveler to bis destination "I wonder why he is so long, father?" said Annie, In some anxiety. "Haye rio,fear, Annie dear," was the encouragrngireply. "Yon know It ia a long drive, afid' perhaps George Is wait ing until tUPalorm abates." Tbe old 5 i Correspondents writing overassasied signs lores mast make known their names to the Editor, or no attention will be given to theli communications. gentleman had to amuse, tbo guests as best be could, talking of old times with tbe companions of his earlier days, and telling bis experiences for tbe benefit of the younger ones. Midnight came, and, as Hughes- did uot come, they all concluded that, like a prudent young fellow, be bad resolved to postpone a journey which must entail some peril, and wait another day for his wife. So tbey separated and returned to their homes. All were satisfied with young Hughes' non-appearance save one. She knew that no weather would have kept him away that night, and, although well aware of tbe hardness of such a course, she resolved to go out and search for ber betrothed. She reached tbe end o tbe settlement, and gazed anxiousl around In hopes of catching a gllmps of some dark object, but nothlug met ber gaze. Ou she plodded, staring into tbe snow and darkness, but all In vain, and she felt she must turn back or give way to tbe fatal drowsiness which she knew was stealing over ber. She turned to retrace her steps, but by nothing could sbe recognize tbe way home, and suddenly tbe awful truth dawned upon her she was lost in the storm I Then ber courage gave way, and in a few more minutes she sank into tbe snow, utterly unable to proceed another step. As sbe dropped down her band rested ou something like a man's face. Sbe brushed the snow from it, and there before ber lay George, stiS and cold in death George her George her hus band. For was- he not In God's sight ber husband? And as she gazed on that loved face she felt a melancholy happiness. Sbo kissed it tenderly and lifted it on her lap, and there in the snow and freezing blast sbe prayed God to take care of her dear old father, and to take her to her mother and George. Then, out on that dreary moor, amid the fury of the blizzard, she fell asleep like a little child, and awoke no more on earth. And the white snow burled them and covered them until tbe Spring flowers came, when tbeir bodies were discovered together, and gently laid to rest in "God's acre," where the visitor can see inscribed on a marble headstone', "IiOvely and pleasant In their lives, and in their death they were not divided." SOFT-HANDED PBINTEES. It waa a well-to-do farmer, owning a couple thousand acres and countless Hocks, from whom we solicited a sub scription recently. His face was all smiles at the moment, having just re ceived a heavy payment of money, but he replied with a cold negative, and added that be "could not afford to sup port soft-handed printers." Poor, Ignor ant man ! Does he not know that he whom he despises as soft-banded ia one of the hardest-worked and among the shortest-lived of human artisans, and, humble though his calling, that be Is a captain in the world's triumphal prog ress? Does be not know that tbe soft banded printer is a link between thought and action a graver wbo. is cutting deep luto time's tablets the record of tbe world's grandeur; Its advaucenfent In agriculture, in mechanics, in art In everything that makes it brighter and lightens the burdens "of humanity? Does this human snail, wrapped in his own selfish shell, knowa printer's work ? Did be ever stand and watch tbe weary band of a printer, following the move ments of the still more weary eye, pick ing among the dusty and poisonous type, weaving the bits of metal into words, 'sentences aud paragraphs, that, stamped with the thoughts of many a troubled brain Into a legal coinage, makes such as he thrive and prosper? We looked iuto tbe mau's face' and un derstood his motive. A spark of kind ness could no more have lived iu bis cold, glassy eye than a spark of fire in a northern iceberg. Although his pock ets were heavy with coin, his face waa pinched, with tbe lines hardly drawn into a pitiable expression of want It was the face of a miser. We looked at tbe man's heart; It waa a bloodless, shapeless thing, hardened and crystal ized by contact with tbe dollars that be bugged tOjit; It had no pulse that beat with a single throb of human sympa thy; it was something that the love of a wife could never penetrate a thiug that tbe affection of childhood can never quicken Into emotion. We venture to say that this man never contributed tbe value of a shilling to a church edifice or a public charily, or gave a penny to a public school, except upon compulsion. He will die alone, unmourned by wife or child or frieud or neighbor, and we do not envy him the small amount of a subscription. Let him keep it. It will add another pang to his bitter agony when called upon to part with his golden Idol ; It will be another morsel for the vultures who will tear bis hoard to pieces, cursing him because, he .did not die sooner and leave them more;, and in the place where that Infinitesimal quao tity called bis soul will find no rest, he will not be troubled with the presence of" "soft-banded printers." "Your wife, sir," said a physician lo & friend of ours, wbo was consulting b!m about hlsspduse, "Iesaflerlng: from routine.. Tbero is no disease, bnt.thera Is a lowering of the whole system jSlm ply from tbe monotony-other life. Take her out of her household-cares for a time, to Washington, or anywhere else you like, for'a change, and she will im prove at once."