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THE oNTSW NORTHWEST, THURSDAY, jYOYEMBER 4 1S80. MKKCVVs 1 iht! linen betow wen- fount ..ia-- tn yiov ' jk.'iU who eirBltti ui !! recently r.i ttr.iv ag-ela that ttana at tkjc heavenly f ite, ulsicie your porta! w weary on vfiu, -rrowftlt t&Ads, M-ltli htd toVt 'n shni:'. ; .' ttnW"a id, Death' journey s' fume. l-jfc w aa Utter (he threw It mv- ''row-' ... , angel. I pray! her. pathway he 'vt: tawjrtver h crowed. 'rw wwaviM i ii mm" ih i i aaraa jhtiwii aittwaar aasanwd: mem atbvtiialK1 . w iT (iht4aa4 Oa!tf I inta,1 1 o j3reitau Aa4 mi" ioJate aft ered astray ' twauttfu way. mel world mt4. vw'tw it i I "la janni ise so fair! . Kt( aaa t : w iwft ftrr Savior to ! A- ' "hi aaalMMl khe sees. ' OhK V ajbi Sajtowf ul wata .Yw v.. . itea w puio aoM I m frtt-rv hfr noaL r.;V: "f a.-r 'jW. -V Uer a. Lui iM A SjryfcjY OJ6- '- i 'Ttw' .' rrtasjly' Uke nurffe t34av iderieaejf:. In .rae p kfpiujr ; tlai mpiinwj m 'rv. flat .v. .run, , m, if i ae ooiuii . ic all little . at hom. !j'l r Berf'i:i' n'otit the ! Tin r in tfc III. :t uf th tfci'ii. any afci'i't ever Hmv i .j t. T'if natter pM M aUtfUtoa to tb !r tioi -. l.'.t W(Atk'Ss Bajb hAJ itftor fab : . rtba. ptetty ma all f hr nititii. and p foj h.-saM b did it m .iuai atsfi avix'. .49 cut a li - to'- it. and tl I -ail Ik; lei . l of rel B1:J HUld w s were on fill ,a.i ml irlit have pr t." 1 U ttOter. but h:- former littlo girlp BtrtliA could . ... tJI i - ft- . . M bT4 HUM. JSIov thele BtUl felt o her visitors left, and concluded she would return Mrs. Zimmerman's call, and see the little German children. She had a very nice Indian pony, which she was in the habit of riding almost every day, and the four miles which intervened between her home and that of her German neighbor were soon passed over. The house was a very small aflair, hardly large enough for the burly German and his wife both to turn around in at the same time, so the man, when at home in good weather, generally sat in the porch smoking his pipe. He was in this posi tion when Bertha rode up, but never offered her any assistance in alighting or fastening her horse. She was troubled to find a bush large enough to securely ho'ld the animal, as there was yet no fence around the house; but she finally tied him to a big sage bush and approached the dwelling. A large dog rushed out from under it and assailed her with terrific sounds ; but, as he kept at a re spectful distance, and his master swore at him vehemently, she ventured to the door, where she met the wife hurrying to meet her. "My gootness! I hnf to hurry nilt all my might. I sees not it vas you. Excoos ine, please, Miss Russell, dot I takes not your horse. Dot boy Hans ! Vare ish dot boy ?" She seemed not to see her huHbtiud, and ho sat placidly smoking and paid no attention whatever to the new arrival. Bertha was taken into the house with the ut most solicitude, and placed in a big rocking-chair, which was the only chair In the room. AVooden benches served for seats nt the table, and the chil dren could sit on the clean white fioor without any danger of soiling their coarse strong clothes. Everything about the one room was netit as wax work, though it served for kitchen, parlor and bod-room. A rude loft overhead, with a ladder for staircase, was the children's bed-chamber. Three girls were in the room. The eldest looked about fourteen years old, and the youngest not .i... m..... ..ll i i i. i aWalKai ORKCJOai. 4. mmi "lit.-. mi uiui very iigut nair aim , ,'ff lovely complexions, and the eldest, Greta, hod a fiweet face, much prettier than any of the others. The baby, Hilda, looked so clean ami innocent, as it crept around the lloor, that Bertha longed to get it in her arms. The mother bustled about and rearranged the benehes and stirred up the children, sending Greta for "dot lioy Hans to feed Miss Russell's horse," though Bertha declared it needed no attention whatever. "Vail, veil, Miss Russell, I finks you not cooms to see me at all. 'Mine hoonband oes to Meester Sanders, uml I goes init him. und 1 likes sthop mit you, but I always been so bashful to go, Ten' peoples not cooms to see me ; hut I Ish glad dot you cooms now. I sees Mint Sanders; you know dot folks dot lif dere oh the creek past you V "Yes," said Bertha; "I know Mrs. Sanders. She was at my house yesterday. Has she not a nice baby ?" "Pier baby ih ve ry ni . 1 d meht nhc hut so ijiee as my Hilda. Vat you tinkn?" liertha laughed, and said Hilda was nice too, and asked if she was afraid of strangers. "Oh, no. She Ish never afraid. She vill go init you." So Bertha took the baby, and It sal as quietly and placidly as its father continued to ait on tbe porch, and lMked up into Bertha's face with wide eyes, full of wonder, but very little of any other expression. Its mother sat down and legan to tell Bertha alnuit the trouble she had with her first husband. Her two eldest children, Hans and Greta, were his children, and their names wore Schumau. "Greta ish a goot childer. She helts me mil der work. But dot boy Hans he do giebs me soch troubles; he likes to do not inks." "Oh, yes, mother," said Greta, who had juest oome in, "he likes to tend Hilda. He is real good fipr that." 1 "Veil, dot ish all dot lioy ish goot for, and der Xdcr vants plenty vork done. Vere ish he?" "He is attending the lady's horse. Is ever fear, ler, he will do it right. I told him just what said Greta. te time for dinner soon came, and Bertha sat ,vn to an excellent meal. The bread wis deli- s, and the collee hud sponge-cake were equally itant-llu.. 'uMim oiiEnmrhfi i.nilMhl arith stmrat jfadaEmmi illaflglMl out vim ; fit - mi 'Jaav IBaHL . asLaa-,id , mnpn: . . anaaiaukB&KtBanBBBiBaBBBBaaBBBKt avta. iiinin, cmwm wmmTmww- - i anirar, After dinner, Mr. Kitnmeiman condescended to lend, and asked Bertha if fflia would like to ok at his place. " "You moost see mine spring. It ish de bast ring in de coontry," said he. So they walked down a steep hill to the spring. fwHs quite a distance from the house, and bub- led out with much force from the rocks. V .jr V.J ...v, M... jt v..l. JJIIli 1. dia'l..lt ihink j'ou would have preferred to have the house Hearer, so that it would be handier to the water." "Oh, der chillier can bring de water," said he; "und mine vifo she want not to lif too low down 'by de water, for fear it ish not healthy." "Iliero is a pretty knoll onlv a. few vards away," said Bertha; "and I should think it would be very windy up on the hill in the Winter." "Will, you shust ask mine vifo, and if she says he likes to moof de house, I mook it," said de fcood-natured man. r "( Oh," said Bertha, laughing, "I did not mean to meddle. I presume Mrs. Zimmerman knows rAvhat she likes without asking me." ; "You tinks, Miss Russell, it ish not too un healthy down by der spring?" asked the wife. "I think not. Iiithls hilly, windy-country the ijOunUtfktUr it-iM a evwrj wherW1 nI sWJH"Hllt,,lJCtter to moofe down by der spring. I cannot easy take von bucket of vater mit me ven I climbs dot hill, und Greta has von pain in her side." "Shust let it be so, den. We will moof do house next mont, ven we gets our moneys from de East und builds de new barn," said Mr. Zimmerman. "Let us go up on that little knoll and see how it looks up there," said Bertha. "That clump of willows is so pretty." "You tinks them pretty?" said Mr. Zimmerman. "T don'd know, dere may be some rattlesnakes dere." "Oh," said Bertha, "they are not so likely to be there as on that rocky point the other side of your house ne-ir your corral." "You tinks so, Miss Russell?" said the wife. "Dot boy Hans says he lias been sick on dot hill ofer yonder," and she pointed to a rocky ledge a quarter of a mile away. When the older people returned to the house, they found all the dishes cleared away and the house as neat as before dinner. Bertha talked with Greta a little whjle, and in viljd her to come over and visit her. She liked the pure, honest character that shone in her face, and hoped she might see her often. When the afternoon was nearly done, Bertha started for home. She was urged to stay longer, but refused, as she did not like to be out lute. Hans volunteered to go with her, but she said she would as lief go alone. Just as she was starting oir, Earlc rode up and said he had come to escort her home. He looked rather grave, and as soon as they were started, she asked if he had any news. "r have a letter from Roscoe," said he, "and he says your father is quite sick with soiie kind of fever." 1 Bertha's happy face was instantly clouded. "What shall r do?" said Bertha. "How can I stay away, if my father is very sick?" and the tears start ed and filled her eyes, the first tears that had stood in them since she left her home. "You shall go aHvl see him if you wish, my darling; and I will go with you as far as to the stage route, or to The Dalles, if you are afraid to go alone," said Earlc. "Do not be too much frightened. Ross says he will write again very soon, and if your father becomes dangerously ill, he will let us know immediately." The young couple rode slowly home with sad dened hearts. Sunset lights were on the hills. As they neared their home and looked over the yellow, grassy slojies, a glow so deep and mellow, almost a golden haze, seemed to hang over the liilk around their little cottage, endowing tl it surroundings with a sort of visionary beauty. Bertiia looked, and thought what a shadow had come over her heart since she left it In the morn ing; then she thought how dear that little home had become since first she saw it In that pleasant Summer afternoon, and she dreaded the time when she might he called to loave it. That time was .speedily eoaiiug, for U.t a few days elapsed before a second letter from Roscoe Wills informed them that the father's fever had developed into the dreaded typhoid, and that it must take its course. For a man as old as Mr. Wills, it was a severe onleal, to say tlie leant, and but little hope could be entertained that he would escape with his life. Poor little liertha knew the danger well, for her dear and only brother had once gone through the disease, and he had youth on his side. She was in a great uutier to get started, biie coulil neither sleep nor eat, and Earie feared to have her start in that condition. But she said she would feel better when she got of., and felt she was doing some thing to make the distance less between herself and her father. They went on horseback till they met the stge, as Bertha was well used to riding, and they could go quicker in that way. CMeavelaud went with them to take back the horses, and they made very good time, and got in to the stage station early in the afternoon. Itertha could hardly wait patiently till the next forenoon, when the stage would be along; but she slept that night, and ate a very reasonable amount of supper and ' o&kfast Earie went with her as far as The Dalles. To be cuatlnncd.l This is, substantially, the "Saulimr Stnrv Judge Marshall wa pcvullnr'v great in his faculty of mental abstraction. Kidim along in his sulkv, tbe vehicle came to a 'till sto'. i.y the wheels' run ning between two i-Apli-a."-. The OIlf, uihMs turbed, retail) his r-n'fcjrfteiit hi the (miling sun until an old negro wl-o happened to know him cnnie along auAj i bint fr m his reverie with a familiar, " Massa Marshall, what's de mat ter?" Marslhm, C. J. : "Well, uncle, I seem to be stuck fast hpre. Can't you get an axe and cut down one of these saplings? I suppose 1 can't pull through." "Certainly, Massa Marshall, cer tainly; but, Massa Marshall, what for vou jist not back yer sulky V" The Chief Justice reversed his judgment and wheels, anticipating the Fifteenth Amendment, and admitted the negro to practice (tmious curiw. From Cincinnati conies a sad story of the death of live women by the burning of Hoy's factory. Four of them were married. This is another in stance of the nonsense of the assertion that wom en are "supported and protected by men." i A market gardener living about eight miles from Boston on a piece of land less thatf two acres realized in 1S79 from the products of his farm S9o8.ul. This is more than is secured from many farms in thiJ country of many acres in extent. jjSUnjufSments till up the chinks qf your exist IfML oat Art the meat mhak tww.f nu AN EPISODE OF THE COMMUNE. Madame Adam will soon find a rival afield in the person of la Marquise Arconnta Visconti, daughter of Peyrat, the Republican Senator. This lady's career in her younger days was wild and stormy. She was a being of romantic imaginings, somewhat Byronic, and allowed nobody to impose fetters upon her liberty. She has been idolized by her father from infancy to the present hour. He taught her all the science and ancient tongues he knew himself, and made her a scholastic para gon. She was not beautiful when he used to take her, a grown-up girl, to hear the lectures at the College of France. The complexion was too brown, the mouth was a little coarse, and the features were irregular; but she had eyes which blazed out her thoughts and sentiments like the heliograph. In looking at her, one only remarked them. They were splendid, eloquent and intellectual. She was brought up to be a teacher. She was a friend of Madame Adam when this lady was a struggling journalist, and she fiung herself with passion into the Communistic movement, hoping, her life had become so wretched, to be shot in a fray. One day, seeking shelter in the doorway of Meurice?S iHotel, she fell in with a blase! millionaire. H$ was an Italian, whose family estates, which he in herited thirty yours ago, had compelled him to live in sleepy Belgium, and he had come in search of a sensation to Paris when the civil war wa3 raging. There was no need of an introduction ft) the dark-eyed French woman. Mile. Peyrat b came reader and secretary to the stranger, wl proved to be no less a personage than the Mar quis Arconata Visconti. Her companionships Sjave him a fresh interest in life. He became' ler slave. Versaillist prosecuting officers heard how Mile. Peyrat was implicated in the Com mune. To save her from them, the million aire asked her to become his wife, and placed, her under the protection of the Italian . flag". Moreover, he settled on her his enormous wealth,. He was not long married when he died of a parflr-s lytic stroke. The Marquise has a chateau in Bel gium and a villa on the shore of Lake Como, where she entertains French statesmen in the Summer vacations. She is opportunist, and aims at playing a great jiolitical part. The letter to plav it she has just purchased a mansion in ffie Rue Barbert de Jouy, and is fitting it up in. a, manner so luxurious as to set the whole town talking about it. Its luxury will not be that Of grand dame, nor vet of a petite dame, but ofS Roman ladv of the Decline. The modern roajffct will be Turkish', Chinese, Japanese and Lowis Quinze. M. Peyrat, her father, will have a whwr to himself. The Marquise's coronet will lie on all her silver, house linen, letter paper, and also form the crown roof of her sumptuous bed, from wliicih the satin curtains are to descend. This is not democratic. Nevertheless, republicans here will not protest against it. An amtraire, the cornet backed by millions will the better enable the Marquise to eclipse Madame Adam. Pari Otrre apondence of the New York Tribune. TELEGRAPH BLUNDERS. the coonlxy W -r iv. teleoafehed ml - ine A &TitUeiMii wliu had gone to the find a Summer location for his family, ; to nis wile. "Home to-mornr " The ina mm. dered this into "Come to-night," and so the wife Iosteu mho me eounsry at once, wnue the nvsbaad was makine his wav in a contmrv ilimotinn Not long since a message came to the prim of a business house in this city from his trave agent, who had reached Philadelrdiia : "Am I 'tintinontsil Mniu! .,.n.l K.. ,u 1 - . ...... . . . -v- . . - ouuic iwou I . v UMUI The agent did not intend to reflect on the food at the hotel, but wanted "cash" sent oy mail. An affectionate uncle was informed by tela graph : "Mary is to be buried on Wednesday Come sure." Mary, who lived in Chicago, was his favorite niece, and, as he had not heard of her ill ness, the sad intelligence gave him a sever shock. He dressed himself in deep mourning, and made a hurried inurnev to the wa a.i jovial irty assembled at Mary's wedding. The wires nau arraugeu lor ner to De "ourled" instead of "married." Probably the worst blunder ever made was one that occurred in the case of a St. Louis merchant who, while in New York, received a telegram in forming him that his wife was ill. He sent a message to his family doctor, asking the nature f the sickness and if there was any danger, and Re ceived promptly the answer: "5b danger. Yoor wife has had a child. If we can keep her frtiri having another to-night she will do well." The mystification of the agitated husband was no w moved until a second inquiry revealed the faitt that his indisposed lady had had a "chill." The Hour. laixe's Wipe. It was in Kentucky, says a respondent of the Cleveland leader, that Sen- Bl. corresr ator Blaine first 11I th- lrl- u-K iu imu? Hie wifo She M'as a Yankee and a school-mistress, and she taught near the school which was presided over bv Blaine. He soon became acquainted with her, sparked her, and finally fell in love with her. He went with her for some time, and was very anx ious to know something about her family. She refused to tell him, evaded his questions, an-i gave him no satisfaction. He finally became en gaged to her, and followed her to Maine, whew they were finally married. When he reached Maine he found that she was the daughter of lin ed! tor of the Augusta , I have forgotten Ui name, but it was the mojt prominent Whig paper in the State at the time. He also discovered that her father was quite wealthy, and that the family was one of the oldest and m-ist respectable in th State, one of the girls being the Gall Hamilton of literary fume. The marriage was that whk'i brought Blaine to Maine to live, and it aided much hi making him the noted character that he is to-day. He remembers everyone an ! everything. They used to call him at college tli Omniscient Blaine. He was also called Nosrv Blaine; first, for the reason of his immense natu ral proboscis, and second, because he knew m-much. 'Hie Irishman had a correct appreciation of the litness of things who, being asked by the Judge when he applied for a license to sell whisky, if Ik was of good moral character, replied: aith yer honor, I don't see the necessity of a good moral character to sell whisky !" -- Vineland, N. J., a city of ton thousand inhal- tion of the law last year, and tho imuporexpoiUHw were but four dollars. Cause, no grog-3hois. This world ! full f Y..-" 7l Pf f Vi..". i ,,u'oos. i Know thousands r twk children. ,wso 2 gr-hJR - sr.