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r County Monitor. VOL. 3. BART OX, VERMONT, MONDAY, MAY 4, 1874. NO. 18. D D CO..' e ro " . ine W ..tif1 i in! r it USLXESS DIHVCTOliY. KAR'TON" C. A. ROBINSON t CO., EALKPS IX CHOICE BRANDS OV FLOUR. Depot Store. D. McDOCGALL. EF.CH ANT TAILOR, AND DEALER IS GENTS' KurniFliinif Goortfi. O. D. OWEN, EALER IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING AND Genprnl Morehnnriiff". A. J. CUTLER. M1LLIXERT. DREPPMAKING ANT PATTFRN Rooms. Rr.rtiin. Barton Ijindina A New port. M. HUr.RAFP. Ot'SK PAINTER. PATER H ANG ER.GL AZ1FR nni Imitator xf Wwil nnrt Mnrlile. Tl A. R. KLAKE. MANUFACTURER OF FLOUR, MEAL A FEED, lViilrr in nil kinds of Grain. " JOHN ARKLEY. ACHINIST AND CUSTOM BLACKSMITH. Hfooial nttontion given to Horse Shoeing. J. N. WERSTER. r IFi:. KIKE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE j Ajp'lit. GROUT A BALDWIN, TTORNKYS, COUNSELORS A SOLICITORS. PERCIVAL A FORSA1TU, EALER IN FURNITURE, COFFINS A CASKETS D F. Tekcitai- F. T. Forith. J. N. WEBSTER, iIi)ToGRAPllER. DEALER IN STEREOSCOPES. lew s, uvhi, iunie, aim l.uftuu ciamrs. DALE A ROBINSON, ITORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. A C. J. ROBINSON, I)UACT1CAL MILLWRIGHT. AV1LL DO MILL ,lnh or Furuinli Plans fur Mills. Agent for the (iinm Wulerwtieel, and all Mill Machinery """ LOUIS YOUNG, HARNESS MAKER AND TRIMMER. REPAIR iiisi done neatly nnl.iromitly. Wiop next door 1. 1 .Marble Works. M. SARGENT, A TANUFACTURER OF CUSTOM MADE BOOTS J.M. and Shoes. Impairing promptly attended to at i- a-i'iiahle raws. F. W. BALDWIN, VGF.NT FOR TnE CHAMPLAIN MUTUAL FIRE Insurance Co- Biirlmijlon, Vt. Insurance of all kiiiu Uieed in the best Slock and Mutual Companies. " j7Tv7hall a co dealer in dry goods. clothing, hats and Caps. W. 1. Goods, Groceries and General Vi-ivhnnilisp. Will Uike Produce in exchange. W. F. ROBINSON, X " EALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, FLOUR. iJ Salt. Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, and Ready Msulo ( ..tiling. WH1TCHER A CLARK, DEALER IN STOVES. TIN, JAPAN. WOOD Glsss and Hollow Ware and Agricultural Imple iii. iiu. All kinds of Barter taken in exchange. J. P. CASSIDY, SHAVING ANU J1A.1K unr.M.Mi. rrr.i il attention paid to cutting Ladies' and Children's hair. M. .1. SMITH. Iy.orniETOR OK THE ORLEANS COUNTY Marlile Works Foreign an. I American Marble, Itruvcstone. Monuments, Ac. ' H AVING AND HAIR DRESSING. J. L. WOODMAN, F.ALEU IN BOOTS, SHOES. AND FINDINGS of the best kind and uality. Ottered cheap for h. Stoie opposite the I'rcff Store. W. B. CRITCnETT, T yVlSTF.R AND GLAZIER. GRAINING. WniTE I wahintf and PafK-r Hanging done in the le-t fitt and Kilisfaction puarantwd. Orders solicited. .1. J. HILL, JsUCCF.?SOK"TfJ IT. f. VHBXGI, willuoxtjmje , to a I.aa-e Variety of Sewing and Knitting Machines. Orders solicited. E. F. DUTTON, SUCCESSOR TO WM. JOSLYN A SONS. DEALER in lru2s. Medicines. Dye Stuft's. Paints. Oils. Jap an, Turpentine. Varnishes, Brushes, Window Glass, I'uitv. ItiM.k. Stationery and Fancy Goods. I.. R. WOOD, JR., A TANUFACTURER OF WOOD. METAL. GLASS, t'anvjss and Paper Siena. Banner, Scene, oniamenta 1'aintinj. Biiinen Directories, , Ac. Proprietor of Wood"s Star O LOVER. C. L. FRENCH, M. D-. "TJIIYSICIAN AND SURGEON. E. E. FOSTER, J l'.OPRIETOR UNION HOUSE. STAGE LEAVES X for Montlier Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fri Oays, and for Barton twice a day. D. L. DWINELL. DEALER IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS. Caps aud General Merchandise. The celebrated fcl. Leon Water on hand and for sale. X. M. SCOTT, I iROPLlETOR GLOVER FLOURING MILLS. J. Best brands Family Hour always on hand. Also Corn and other Teed. N. B. Particular attention paid to Custom Grinding. 03 6 J. W. 6C01T. I F.I.Kll IV HARNESSES'. RIDING BRIDLES. I ) i ,.i m. on,l H.wk ri.itliim.'. blankets. Ac. All kind ,.f trmiinin r Unhlxr and Leather Covered I late.l. Tinned. Japanued and Gold Plate. Repairing pivniplly atteuded to. J. E. 1W1EI.L. MANUFACTURER and dealer In Furnitoreof all kinds and descriptions.Carpeis, Room Paper ui uin aud fixtures, alto Coftins and Caskets, Picture ;unes. flnrinif Beds Ac. GloTerVt IUASUURGI1. n. oum;, D EALER IN FURNITURE. COFFINS AND CASKETS, Irasburgh, Vt. W. D. TYLER, i TTORNEY. COUNSELLOR AND SOLICITOR. J.. Also lusuiance Agent, Irasburgh, Vt. 2-24 J II. T1IO.UP.-SON, CY. COUNSELLOR AND Also Bounty and Pension Agent, Irasburgh, V V- V. Pi I WELL.. T PROPRIETOR IUASBURGU HOUSE, Irasburgh Jfc. k, A Al ICl J ill Luuinviiun n uv Uuune. Lajfe leaves ior H;irtun Landing Depot twice I A i 1 in n..nmua. witVi I Im W. L. Itl'SEU,, DEALER IN DRUGS, Medicines, Dye Stufis, Sta tionery, Blank Books, Candies. Cigars, Tobacco. 1 Hi. t Soap, i'ancy Articles, and all the Popular Patent Medicines. Irasburgh, V'U 2-24 .s. fjTAMFOllU, PHK SAME OLD CHAP AS EVER, always on X Hand at bis Post of Trade where Every man Loves to Trade for G od in bis line, soch as Haruness t and Tinware. Livery Stable and Groceries. Victualses t his House, and Clipper Scythes, with other Eatables, ud a good place for travelers horses at his barn. Irasburgh, Vt. 2-24 M1SCEL.L AJS KOUH, D. A C. S. SKINNER. D KPOT STOKE. (SUCCESSORS TO GRANDY. Skinuer A l"aiker,) Dealera in slour. Corn. Gro- ' riev Hardware. Paints and Oils. Barton Landing, Vt, DitritL SKiaaER. 4-14 C 8. Skikxbr. JUOISON t'OWLKS riLL KEEP CONSTANTLY ON" HAND ALL 11 the latest styles of ready-made Coftins, Caskets, li'irml h iitvi and Trimmings of every description. T'-nm reasonable. Went Albany, Vt. P. R, KENDALL, BARTON LANDING, VERMONT. TTORNEY. V. W. .1IIL.ES. TTORNEY AT LAW IX. 2-sj North Craftsbnry. Vt. ROBERT ;ILXJS, DEALER IN HARNESSES, blankets, whips, curry combs, Ac, Barton Landing, Vt. j. v. wnnJiiT, I physician and Surgeon. Office at his residence, c2-l Bai ton Lauding. t. DC. O. A. BE3IIS, II OM(KOPATHIC PHTB1CIAX AND PCEGEOX 1A Craruiury, Vermont. trlJTIKK &Tii OSS M AX UJf ACTURElltS ofCarrjafie aniibleii:b. Greenftboro, t. E.IJ. MTKVEMS SUROBOX DENTIST. At Little'i Hob! in Barton Vil!aevr Wednesday. Barton Landing, Vk Vanted---A Minister. We have been withont a pastor home eiihteii ntonthsor more. And tbnui:h eantliduts are plenty, V. e've lifltl at If t a score. All of theiu "tip top"1 pieachcrs, Ur so th-ir letter ran, We ae .i't a far as eTtsr, From Sirltliug on the mail. The first who came anions us, By no iftf ana was the worst. Hut then we didn't think of him Because he was the tirst. It bf in 2 quite the custom. To saeritice a few. Before a church in earnest, l'eteruiiiies what to do. There- was a smart young fellow. With wrious. earnest fiav. Who, but for one invent blunder, rind surely won the day ; Who left so jiood inifireSHion, On Monday, me or two Went round annum the people, To see if he would do. The pious, godly lortion Had not a fjnilt to find ; His clear and searchii.ir preaching, They thought the very kind. And all went smooth and pleasant, 1'iitil they heard the views, Of sonic influential sinners. Who rent the highest pews. u these hispuntrent dealing, Made but a sorry hit : The coat of gosiHl teaching, Was quite too ti:;ht a tit. Ot course, his fate was settled. Attend, ye jtarsons. nil 1 And preach to please the sinners, If you would get a call. Next came a spruce younir dandy. Who wore his hair too long ; Another's coat was shabby. And his voice not over strong ; And one New Haven student Was worse than all of these. We couldn't hear the sermon For thinking of his noe. Then wearying of candidates. We looked the country through, Mid doctors and professors. To find out one that would do. Aud alter much discussion. On who should bear the nrk. With tolerable asreemenr. We fixed on Ir Park. Here then we thought it settled. Hut were amazed to rind Our flattering invitation Respectfully declined. We, turned to ir. Hopkins To help us in the lurch. W ho sTranceW thtmuht that college Had claims above "our church." Next we dispatch committees, By twos and threes, to urge The labors for a Sabbath Of the Kev. shallow Splurge. He came a marked sensation, So wonderful bis style. Followed the creaking of his hoots As he passed up the aisle. His tones were so affecting. His gestures so divine, A lady tainted in the hymn, Before the seeoud line. And on that day he gave us. In accents clear and! loud. The greatest prayer ever addressed To on enlightened crowd. He preached a double sermon, And cave us anger's food, On such a lovely topic, "The joys of solitude." All full of sweet descriptions Of flowers, and pearl v streams. Of warbling birds, and moon-lit groves. And golden sunset beams. Of faith and true repentance. He nothing had to say : He rounded all the corners. And smoothed the rugged way : Managed with great adroitness, To entertain and please. And leave the sinner's conscience Completely at its ease. Six hundred is the salary, We gave in former du vs. We thought is very liberal. And fuund it hard to raise. But when we took the paper. We had no need to urge. To raise a cool two thousand For the Kev. shallow Splurge. In vain were, all our efforts, We had no chance at all. We found ten city churches Had given him a call : And he iu prayeTihl waiting, Was keeping all in tow. But w here tliev bid the highest ' I was whispered lie woum go. And now good Christian brothers. We ask our earnest prayers. That tiod would send a Shepherd, To guide our church aflairs; With this clear understanding, A man to meet our views. Must preach to please the sinners Aud till the vacant pews. The Game of Life. This life is bnt a game of cards. Which mortals have to learn ! Each shuttles, cut and deals the pack, And each a trump doth turn : Some briug a high card to the top. And others bring a low. Some bold a hand quite flush of trumps, Wiitle others none can show. Some shnflSe with a practiced hand. And pack their cards with care. So they may know when they are dealt Where all the Waders a-e. Thus lools are made the dupes of rouges. While rouges each other cheat, And he in very wise indeed Who never meets defeat. When playing, some throw out the ace, The counting cards to save. Some play the duee. and some the ten, Aud many play the knave ! Some play for monrv. some for fun, Aud some for worldly fame. And not until the game's played out Can they count up their game. When hearts are trumps we play for love, And pleasure rules the hour, No thoughts of sorrow check our joy In beauty's rosy bower; We sing, we dance, sweet verses make, Our cards at random play, Aud while our trump remains on top Our game's a holiday. When diamonds chance to crown the pack," i ne fevers aiaite ineirgom. And hea vy sums are lost and won By gamblers young and old : Intent on winning each his game Doth watch with eager eye. How he mav see his neighbor's cards. And beat him on the sly. When clubs are trumps, look out for war, On ocean aud ou land : The bloody horrors alway come When chilis are held iii hand : Thru lives are staked instead of gold, The dogs of war are freed Across the broad Atlantic now. See ! clubs have got the lead ! Last game of all is when the spade Is turned by hand of Time 1 He always seals the closing game In evry age aud clime. No matter how much each man wins Or how much each man saves. The spa-dfi will finish up the game And dig tbe player's grave. Muddler's curency true love. Two heads are better than one espec ially iu a barrel. Advice from -.Dan bury : If a stick of wood is too long for the Etove, kick it a few times with your heel. Then take it out and saw it off. If there is one time more than anoth er when a woman should be entirely alone, it is when a full line of clothes comes down in the inud. Danbary Sews. A Chicago gentleman who recently traveled through Ohio says that every body he met called potatoes "taters," except one young lady, who called him a "small pertater." An old lady, hearing some one reading about Congress-man-at-large, rushed to the kitchen door shouting: Sarah Jane, Sarah Jane, don't you leave the clothes out all night ; I tell you ; for there's a Congressman at large ! A coxcomb talking of the transmigra tion of souls said : 'In the time of Moses, I have no doubt I was the golden calf." "Very likely," replied the lady. "time has robbed you of nothing but the gilding I The following anecdote was told by a preacher for a fact: A preacher was praying, and in his prayer he said: I pray the Lord to curtail the power of the Devil." Just then an old darkey in the congregation cried : "Yes! Amen! Kress God ! Cut him tail smack, smoove off. Somebody tells a rather amusing con versation of three men which he heard on one of the ferryboats just after Sum ner's death. One inquired why the flags were at half-mast ; one of his companions didn't know: the third, however, 6aid "Sumner's death." But who is he?! asked the first two. ""Oh!" replied the other, "He was a rich man : I believe he was a rich editor !" A Little Fool. Florence Reed was tbe little fool, and Julia Willis, her cousin, it was who call ed her so. You can judge between them if you like ; it is a story that will not take long in the telling. Florence or Florry, for nobody ever dreamed of calling her any thing else Florry Reed was not in the least what one would call a beauty ; but then she had the softest eyes and the sweetest lips in the world. Something at least to that effect Charley Dennis had been heard to declare, andit is very much to be believed that he spoke as one who should know on this subject. The two had been lovers for quite a while ; lovers in the bud, as one may say, and everybody knows that the bud is the sweetest part of the whole blossom-season. The practical, common place stage of declaration had not yet been reached; it was the time of broken hints and secret hand-pressnres, of stolen kiss es and general felicity. Florry walked on air, and forgot that it was not her native element, till one unlucky day the clouds melted under her feet, and let her down to earth again with a rude thump. It was the day of a celebration given in Blackville to commemorate some event perfectly uninteresting to the world at large, but of the very last importance in the eyes of the Blackvillians. For, tho' Blackville was a little place, its inhabi tants were men and women very much like other people, and measured the uni verse on the Blackville yardstick after the orthodox and proper fashion. The festivity, beginning with an ora tion, ended with a pic nic in a grove just outside the town, a magnificent ma ple grove, whose violet-scented solitudes it was almost a sin to profane with the clatter of hardware and the popping of ginger-beer corks. Charley Dennis and Florry were there together, as they were together everywhere. But unfortunately for Florry, Adela Brent was there also. This young lady was not Blackville born. She came from a much lanrer town, a town which would have turned up its nose very high indeed at poor lit- : tie Blackville, had it happened to be aware of its existence at all. For which reason, the Blackvillians naturally look ed with admiring awe upon it and all that pcTfciDGxl 'fctr it. Miao -V11 4 being a visitor just arrived among them, her appearance was an event second only to the great event commemorated by the day. She was not prettier than half their own girls there present, but she was wholly unlike them in dress and style ; in a word, she was something new ; and if novelty is one of the great est of all charms anywhere, it certainly is not the least so iu a small country town where a wholesome fear of his neighbor holds each in decent restraint So all eyes were fastened on the stran ger, when, at a rather late hour, she made her appearance on the ground, which in nowise discomposed her. She settled herself and her flounces, gave a final toss to the frizzy wiiderness sur mounting her little head, and. turning back her fan-parasol, looked around her with much the air with which a traveler stranded among savages, might observe their barbarous customs. The first of the natives on whom her glances chanced to rest, were Florry and Charley, aud she vouchsafed them a pro- onged examination, under which Flor- ry's eyes fell and her color rose ; where upon Adela, who had already meutally inventoried her as pretty, but deplorably without style, regarded her anew, with amused compassion, as a girl who could actually blush for being looked at ! Charlev did not blush, though. On the contrary, he returned the gaze with one which might have abashed some girls. But Jiiss Brent-was a young lady not easily abashed, and if the very evi dent admiration in the handsome sava ge's black eyes affected her in any way, it was certainly neither to embarrass nor offend her. That was plain from the manner in which she received 1m advan ces later ; else the two would not have made so rapid an acquaintance, nor have been missing when, by-and-by, a stroll through the grove was proposed, so that Florry was obliged to put up with the escort of her cousin Fred Willis, a ne cessity considerably more agreeable to him than to her. Oh, what a cloudy ending for a day that had began all sunshine ! Florry wondered piteously, when, the festival at an end, they drove back through the evening together, could this be the same Charley, who, on that very road, only a few hours before, had said well, it was not so much what he had said as the way, and especially the look, with which he had said it, could this be the same, this abstracted individual who had to keep rousing himself out of some revery over what? The charms of Miss Adela Brent? Florry greatly feared, it. Yes, that was it. New brooms sweep clean, and Miss Adcla's flounces and frizzes had swept Charley quite away from his moorings. In a week, she could turn him round her little finger ; in an other, he had as completely deserted -the softest eyes and sweetest lips,' as if that and many a like speech Lad been but empty air. If Florry had been a heroine, she would probably have broken her heart ; have taken to writing poetry and reduc ing her weight at the rate of a pound a day. But then she was not a bit of a heroine ; an army of little brothers and sisters to attend to left her no time for poetry writing, while Blackville, though as before stated, an insignificant place, had a bracing mountain air which forced people to eat in spite of themselves. So Florry, occupied with small frocks and stockiugs, did not lose her pretty color or roundness, and if there were some times tears in the "softest eyes," and sighs on the "sweetest lips," why. that is only what is happening every day to eyes and lips that are neither soft nor sweet. No, Florry had no notion of sitting for a picture of despair. She had a stout little heart of her own, as brave as it was warm, and whatever the trial, she 'grinned and bore it," metaphorically speaki ng ; Nature, in bestowing on her a pair of dimples, having put the grin sardonic out of her power. It was very hard, very provoking, very cruel of Char ley, no doubt, but still it was Charley, and 6he was not going to make an out cry against him. That was Florry's way of looking at it ; there are such people now and then in this medley of a world. But her cousin J ulia, Fred illis's sister, was quite of another mind. Julia was a young lady who had opinions and liked to speak them. She considered that Charley Dennis was behaving him self in a weak, wicked, and altogether disgraceful manner, which Florry was bound to resent ; and this quite apart from her pet plan of making a match be tween her cousin and her brother, for Julia, if prejudiced, was honest. So she had no mercy for the truant Charley, abusing him as often and as openly as Florry's reserve would allow, till one day the barrier broke down, and let the full tide of her wrath sweep over. Fred was describing a party of the previous evening, at which neither of tbe girls had been present. "I suppose that Miss Brent was there as large as life ?" said Julia, whose hab it it was to use the pronoun of censure in referring to Adela. 'Yes, she was there," answered Fred, and laughed to himself for a moment. 'l'licu, ctluuil, 'f 1 lie Awl Oiiat lcjr "Itii makes of himself with that 2irl 1" he said. "And what he can sec in her !" said Julia. "She's no beauty, certainly." "Oh, as to that, she's pretty enough," said her brother masculine and femin ine eyes are so apt to see this matter differently "but as out-and-out a little flirt as ever I saw. Friend Charley '11 find himself at the end of his string one of these days, or I'm much mistaken." "And serve him right !" pronounced Julia, with vicious emphasis. "Why serve him right ?" here unex pectedly put in Florry, with more spirit than was usual to her soft voice- "Why should anybody object to Charley's wait ing on Miss Brent, if he likes ?" 'Oh, if it suits him, I've nothing to say against it, I'm sure," was all Julia could say in answer. Each one of the three knew quite well what had been meant by his being served right, aud each knew that the others knew, but still it was the thing to ignore it in Fred's presence, so Julia could only look the pins and needles she longed to speak. But the moment Fred wa3 gone, she idemnified herself for this forced clem ency. She pounced down on Florry, and never left her till 6he had worried her into tears and confession. Then she paused, half in triumph, half in pity. "Now, don't be a goose, Florry," she said, soothingly, tapping tbe bit of flush ed cheek not hidden in the clasped hands, "if there ever was a man worth crying about, I'm sure it isn't Charley Dennis." Florry made no reply to this, but sht lifted her head and set some stitches rather blindly in the embroidered frock on her lap. But it is lucky that Master Harry, for whom it was destined, was not a connoisseur in fine needle-work, else it i3 to be feared that that cotton rose-spray would have been a thorn in his side so long as anything remained of it. "Depend upon it, Florry," resumed Julia, after a pause, "you're well rid of him. if you only would think so.. A man that don t know his own mind better than that ! Why. I do believe it's a full month since he has 6et his foot inside this house he that ut-ed to be in and out, till 1 was fairly sick of the sight of him, I only wish," went on Julia with energy, "he would come again, just once, just to 6ee how much difference it makes to us and I declare," Ehe broke off ab ruptly, looking out of the window, which she faced, "if Inhere be isn't this minute opening the gate ! Well, the whal- J you-call him it near when you talk about him, 6ure enough ! Charley it really was at the gate, aud at the gate we will be impolite enough to leave him, while we explain how he came to be there just in the nick of time. It is a very common rural custom "to improve the 6hining hours" of the full moon, not, indeed, as "doth the little busy bee," but after a fashion quite as agreeable, if less industrious. Each Jack with his chosen Jill beside him, bowls along the open country roads at a pace to be settled by his own taste and the powers of his horse. Now, the Blackville moon being just at present at the full, a jollification of this 6ort had been arrang ed for the morrow evening, and Charley accordingly took an early opportunity to make sure of Miss Adela Brent. ; But, if the truth must be told. Miss Adela was growing rather tired 'of this rustic homage. Add to which, that her own particular "young man" had just cpme from town to see her, and it will be easily perceived that Charley's chanc es were not so good as he fondly imag ined. The pair stood in the porch, watch ing him as he approached, and indulg ing iu comments which, if there be any truth in proverbs, should have made his ears tingle. "Oh ! it is us Father Noah intends honoring with a visit," remarked Mr. Walter Wilmington, when Charley's "ark," as the other had irreverently dubbed his carriage, drew up before the gate. "Am I to leave you to a tete-a-tete, Adela ?" "Oh, for mercy's sake, no !" answer ed Adela, "for he is such a bore"-(poor Charley !) "he would stay forever !" So Charley waited in vain for Mr. Wilmington to go and give him a chance to make known his errand. At last, as it became evident that he did not intend going, and Charley could in decency wait no longer, he opened the subject with an introductory remark on the fine ness of the weather. ! "Good weather for green things," non chalantly observed Mr. Wilmington, with a glance that Charley easily under stood. "Especially the carrot crop," returned Charley, with an equally intelligible look at his new acquaintance's perfumed luxuriant locks, which undoubtedly did bear on the auburn. After which little exchange of civilities, Mr. Wilmington retired into the privacy of his segar stuoke, and Charley proceeded to make his request. "Well, I don't know," replied Miss Adela, languidly playing with her fan. 'that sort of thing is so apt to be tire some don't you think so ?" Charley, who certainly had not thought she found that or any other sort of thing tiresome in A ts wi f"J rcoiattrod fcpeccHless, while she resumed, "I am afraid you really must excuse me this time but 1 dare say, Mr. Dennis, Miss Florence Wells would be happy to go if you ask ed her." The blood rushed to Charley's face at this last piece of politeness, and he took his leave of the young lady, inwardly vowing that be would excuse her not on ly for that, but for all future time ; that if she were to remain for the rest of her natural life in Blackville, she should be troubled with no more tiresome atten tions from him. "Florrj. indeed !"' he said to himself, indignantly. "She may sneer if she likts, but she's not one half so nice as Florry and, take away the frizzes and flounces, I do believe not one-half so pretty !" He really did believe it, none the less that it was wounded vanity which had opened his eyes to tbe perception. And, with all his anger and mortification, there was mingled an odd sense of re lief, which would seem to indicate that it was nothing deeper than his fancy which had been taken by Miss Brent. "What if I were to ask Florry ?" his reflections went on. "Only it is so long since I've been near her. But then, she is such a sweet-tempered little thing. I've half a mind to risk it." And the end of it was that he did risk it ; and that was how be came to give Julia Wil lis occasion to quote a very unflattering old proverb on his behalf And now, a3 he has waited at the gate quite long enough, we will let him in, and see how he fared within doors. It was an absurdly constrained inter view. Neither Florry nor Charley felt equal to bearing the burden of the con versation. Julia could have done it well enough, if she had chosen, but she would not. So there were meaningless remarks, interspersed with pauses longer than the code of well-regulated 6ociety admits "It is quite a while since 1 was here,' blundered Charley after ope of these, in sheer despair of anything better to say, "I wonder what you are here for now ?' retorted Julia, unable longer to keep si lence, while Florry 6titched as if for dear life Charley could not very well answer the truth, and, not knowing what else to answer, he held his tongue. Julia, how ever, had no scruples to hold hers, which moreover, at the best of times was apt to be an unruly member, so she said in her downright way : "I suppose that Miss Brent has had enough of you, and given you leave to remember old acquaintances at last" This hit the case so exactly, that it left Charley without a single word to say for himself- Perceiving which, Julia laughed in scornful triumph, and, rising from her 6eat, added ironically : "It is hard to have to lose the pleas ure of your society now that it is grown such a rarity, but I have an engagement bo I hope you will excuse me." W ith which parting squib,-end a whisper in passing "Be firm, Florry 1" she left the room. And we can not do better than follow her. Having proceeded to fulfiill her en gagement 'the rummaging of a chest of drawers, up-stairs Julia, who guessed Charley's errand well enough, waited for him to make it known and be gone. But never, surely, had a simple proposal for a drive taken such a while in theaskins and refusing ! Exactly how long she had to wait, Julia could not say, but a very long time, indeed, measured by her patience. Just as the last thread of that was giving way, she heard the outside door close, and, flying to the window, saw Charley Dennis's head bobbing in and out between the tall hollyhock bor ders. In less time than it takes to tell it, she was down in the parlor, where she found Florry still stitching away, as if the completion of six.ycar old Harry's frock was the one thing for which the whole universe was waiting. "Ah !" said Julia, exultantly, as she advanced, "revenge is sweet, let the moralists say what they like ! I haven't seen you, I don't know when, with such a nice color. Well, I hope you've sent Mr. Charley Dennis properly about his business ?" "N no," said Florry, with an in crease of the nice color. "No !" repeated Julia, looking doubt fully at her, "what do you mean by 'No?' What have you done, then never prom ised to go with him, surely ?" I I've promised to marry him," answered Florry, in a voice between cry ing and laughing. Julia dropped into the nearest seat. "Well, you are a little fool !" said she, when she could find her tongue. Was she not ? But then, you see, she oved him ; a poor excuse, no doubt ; but the only one her historian can find to offer in her defense. Aldine for May. Royal Proposing. Nicholas, the Emperor of Piussia, won his bride in a singular way ; yet it had a spice of gal- antry in it. During a visit to the King of Prussia, one da', while at dinner. the emperor rolled up a ring in a piece of bread, and, handing it to the Princess .loyal, said to her in a subdued voice, 'If you will accept my hand, put this rinsr on."our-nijn-l!. This.. is. th im perial way of "popping the question." She took no time to deliberate, but suf fered her heart to speak the truth at once, and their happy nuptials were soon con summated. The royal way is" illustrated by the instance of Queen Victoria's proposal to the man of her choice, Prince Albert. "The prince had been out hunting early with his brother on that day, but returned at twelve, and half an hour af terward obeyed the queen's summons to her room, where he found her alone. After a few minutes conversation on other subjects, the queen told him why she had sent for him ; and wo can well understand any little hesitation and delicacy she may have felt in doing so, for the queen's position, making it im perative that any proposal of marriage should come first from her, must neces sarily appear a painful one to those who, deriving their ideas ou this subject from the practice of private life, are wont to look upon it as the privilege and happiness of a woman to have her hand sought in marriage, instead of hav ing to offer it herself." Memoirs of the Prince Consort. The Days of TnE Week. In tbe Museum at Berlin, in the hall devoted to northern antiquities, they have the representations of the idols from which tbe names of the days of our week are derived. From the idol of the Sun comes Sunday. This idol is represented with his face like the sun. holding a burning wheel, with both hands on his breast, signifying his course round the world. Tbe idol of the Moon, from which comes Monday, is habited in a short coat like a man, but holding the moon in his hands. Tuisco, from which comes Tuesday, was one of the most an cient and popular gods of the Germans, and represented in his garments of skins according to their popular manner of clothing ; thethird day of the week was dedicated to his worship. Wodep. from which comes Wednesday, was a valiant prince among the Saxons. His image was prayed to for victory. Thor, from whence Thursday, is seated in a bed, with twelve 6tars over his head, holding a scepter in his hand. Friga, from whence we have Friday, is represented with a drawn sword in his right hand aud a bow in his left. Seater, from which is Saturday, ha3 the appearance of perfect wretchedness ; he is thm-vis-aged, long haired, with' a long beard. He carries a pail of water in his right hand, wherein are fruits and flowers. The Supreme Court of the United States has recently decided tbe suit of tbe Floreu Sewing Machine Company against the Singer, Grover & Baker, and W7heeler & Wilson Sewing Machine Companies, involving over $250,000, in favor of the Florence Co. Powdered niter is good for removing freckles. Apply with a rag moistened with glycerine. Mil. KEECIIEIl SETS HIMSELF RIGHT. Dear Mr. Bonner : You put into my hands a batch of questions, with a hint that I need not answer them unless I please. I do please. Of course I do not expect to put an end to such 6tories certainly not to these particular ones. The first story in the following letter, I have contradicted in public and private scores of times ; and the only effect, as far as I can see, is that it moves on more vigorously than ever. But here is the letter : Dear Ledger : Will you please in form me, through your answers to cor respondents, if some of the stories 1 hear tiboufc Honry W.rl Sccchor Ttn o ov not ? I have beard that he preached the sermon about being so damned hot. 1. I have heard also that when asked by another minister what the difference was in .their religion, Mr. Beecher answered that there was a hell-fired sight of dif ference, meaning that the other preached that doctrine, while he did not 2. Also that, he is a great card player, and that tbe slang phrase of "How is that for high ?" was started by him while play ing a game of old sledge or seven up. 3. I don't know as yu will like to an swer these questions, but they would do a great deal of good to confirm bis good character out here. I don't believe one word of it. 1. No. 1 never began a sermon by saying "it is d d hot," nor with any variation of the phrase, nor in any man ner remotely like it. Now. I appeal to a generous community whether it is fair to keep that story on me any longer, when there are others waiting for their turn for somebody will have to carry it. There is brother Talmadge, he ought to carry it awhile. Why not try it upon Hepworth ? Of course, such a saddle would hardly fit the broad back of the good Df. John Hall, but why should he not have something else as good made up for him. 2. This second story is made up out of whole cloth so far as I am concern ed. I suspect that it was Dr. Chapin said it. Try it on him. 3. As to cards. I have never played a game of cards in my life. My educa tion in that direction was entirely neg lected. Indeed, if card playing is nec I essary io liDerai culture, i am in a ae plorable state, for I do not know one card from another. I am afraid that many men "on the plains," or in tbe mountains out west, will not think so well of me now, but the truth must be told. History is inexorable. Our young friend (for the letter was sent hither by a Kansas boy) is at liberty to read from the housetops my renunciation and de nial of these fiery stories ; and, if he ever hears anything else bad about me, deny it, aDd stick to it, and ninety-nine times in a hundred, five times over, he will be right ! Now foi the next ! "In your answers to correspondents please inform me whether Rev. H. W. Beecber ever prepares and delivers a sermon on paper. I claim he does, and that the last sermon he preached last Jul7, before his vacation, was a written one. Am I right?" All wrong. rong every time. He does not write out bis sermons, or, as it is said, "deliver it on paper ;" and tbe sermon of last July was not a written one. Mere outlines are made. Very brief briefs, as a lawyer would say. 1 do not promise to answer all ques tions, or any more ; but, being in the mood I have let fly at those croaking birds, as one returning from a hunt would fire at a crow to clean out his gun-barrels. Henry Ward Jieecher in New York Ledger. CONSTITUTIONAL AM EM DMENTS. The three last amendments to the Constitution of the United States are as follows : Thirteenth Amendment Nei ther slavery nor involuntary servitude. except as a punishment for crime, where of the party 6hall have been duly con- ) victed, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their ju risdiction. -Fourteenth Amendment All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to tbe juris diction thereof, are citizens of the Uni ted States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any Law which shall abridge the privi leges or immunities of citizens of the United States, nor shall any State de prive any person of life, liberty or prop erty, without du process of law, nor de ny to any person within its jurisdiction tbe equal protection of the laws. Rep resentatives shall be apportioned among the several Stato3 according to their re spective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, exclud. ing Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Repre sentatives in Congress, tbe Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for par ticipation in rebellion or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State. No person shall be a Senator or Repre sentative in Congress, or elector of Pres ident and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the Uni ted States, or under any State, who hav ing previously taken an oath as a mem ber of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State Legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or re bellion against the same, or given aid nr ivimfnrt. in fha unomips t.Viprnf hnt. Congress may, by a vote of ' two-thirds of each house, remove such disability. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, inclu ding debts incurred for payment of pen sions and bounties for service in sup pressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall as sume or pay any debt or obligation in curred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave ; but all such debt, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void. Fifteenth Amendment The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by tbe United States or by any State on account of race, col or, or previous condition of servitude. WHAT SHALL BE DOME WITH LEISURE! Rest, you say the cry is for rest ; rest from occupation, from care, from anxiety, from questioning, from doubt, from the hunger of the mind, from the endless pursuit of what cannot be reach ed, from turmoil, and battle, and ambi tion, from tbe greediness of passion, and the gnawing unrest of sin. Yes, the word rest is delicious ; the thought of rest is sweet : the vision of rest is en chanting ; the hope of rest alleviates and consoles. But what is rest ? It is not sleep, for sleep is unconscious, and we must be conscious of the blessedness of unconsciousness, in order to enjoy it. It is not idleness, for idleness is ignoble. It is not vacancy, for vacancy is noth- altcrnation of work is only variety of unrest. Piest is perfect reaction from energy ; is a state of complete, happy reception ; it is conscious oblivion ; it is the sense of having no sensations ; it is ecstasy without emotion ; a dreamy de light ; a fullness without pain. Such a blissful condition is feit rarely, and is of brief duration. To the most it is so unknown and so hopeless, that they as sociate it with heaven, and dream of it only when life is done. They who can rest are th happiest; for rest is the per fect recreator. It is inaction, and it is joy a complete experience ot both, iiut rest cannot be commanded, and, in de fault of it, what is there but amusement that diverts without misleading, dissi pates without corrupting, entertains without exhausting ; that is pleasure without nervcus waste, and delight with out delirium ; a cup that cheers, but does not inebriate ? Its office is to rec reate by indirection, to fill leisure with innocent gayety. That is the best amuse ment that most thoroughly amuses ; not that instructs, elevates, purifies, but en tertains, making, while it does so, tbe least possible draught on the mind, feel ings or will. It has no philosophy ; it has no ethics ; it has no intention, ex cept to spread a genial happiness over the system. It is not in its nature to hurt any living creature ; it is against its being to be savage, cruel, or harsh toward a living thing man, beast, or insect. It bears nomalice ; it has no bitterness in its heart; it carries no ven om beneath its tongue ; it aims no shafts at goodness or worth ; its laughter is harmless, its wit sunny, its humor gen erous. It is a child of light aud laugh ter. Impurity, indecency, indelicacy, it holds in aversion. It promotes good will, disarms evil temper, dispels rancor, exorcises fear, and puts the mind in sweet relation with the world of fortune and mankind. O. JS. Frothinglmm. ATTRACTiVfcNKss. It is notyourneat dress, your expensive shawl, or your golden fingers that attract the attention of men of sense. They look beyond these. It is your character they 6tudy. If you are trifling and loose in your con versation, no matter if you are as beau tiful as an angel you have no attrac tion for them. It is tbe true loveliness of your natures that win and continue to retain the affections of the heart Young ladies miss it, who labor to im prove their outward look, while they be stow not a thought on their minds. Fools may Le won by gewgaws and fashiona ble, showy dresses ; but the wise and substantial are never caught by such traps. Let modesty Le your dress. Use pleasant language, and though you may not be courted by tbe fop and the sap, the good and truly grtat will love to linger. To obviate offensive prespi ration. wah your feet with soap and diluted spirits of ammonia.