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WHOLE1 NUMBER 1293.
VOL. XXV.--NO. 45. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1857.
for Um Ladles' Trlbuus. !
DYING PAUPER MUT I IKK.
chsaped hr lluie deMgater oIom to her
kfd wildly. foodly nais bar. for she kow
that they iuut part ,
And Um orpbao-paupar tmatcr on the I
cold bik world be Uirown. .
1 1 wm m Kfl pathway, anloired-an- i
She knew that ab u dying, end ab loafsd
so be at rest.
OoBJe bar helpless erippta darling, sluosber
too. upoa bar breast.
Oaee a ebild of wealth od foruuw. she must
Hi a peeper's grave ;
This, and " tender mmtvj." Um Law' pn-
trabaw " gave.
But of herself ahe thought not , her ebild
waa all bar ear ,
For a SMtber'i leader burden, ab knew
atrangeta eoold not bear ;
Love, sympathy and wndvrneaa aha knew ber
ebild would crave ;
But frm repulae, aaglaet and hatred, aaw do
shelter but Um greys.
Thee we told ber of " Our Father.'' wbo bean
the Raven' cry,
ad all wbo will but treat him. he will their
waota aappir :
Though trouble thick nay gather, be can
eo ofurl guide euatai a ,
Till Bin, and death, and aorrow, no more on
earth ahall reign.
Than aba koaaed ber "tender burden,'' and
eaat It oa the Lord,
Crying " Father "I will treat thee relying
en thy Word.
Waa hing Iwaarer! Mouth
Yee, waah Uta wearer' mouth,
eaaba and Jest, andean.
wall Uie lip tbat utter forth
Curaee and word obscene;
And mother, teach thy darling won
Ever the swearer's path to ahun.
Waah too die swearer's haart,
Herr is Ute source of ain,
thi derp fount within;
And many a dark and er ü deep,
Aa turbid waters, thence ptuoaad.
Fran eat a fountain vile,
Pore watera cannot flow,
If ain the heart defile,
Forth to the Upa 'twill re.
Flrat let Um eout be pore within .
Tata may je nahe the outward data.
But from what earthly
"hall we the waters bringt
Stop we the Gange in lU course.
Or try each healing spring.
Or fuller ' soap, we try in rain,
The Ethiop black will still
There flows hum Oalvary'i ntoaal
A pure and cleansing stream,
Whoever washes at thta fount,
Shall make hie spirit clean
Here let Ute swearer cleanae hla heart ,
And from hla oaths forever part
Boerov, 9 an. 1857.
BY WSJ. C. XK'l
Thia moto I give to the young and Ute old
More preoioaa by far, than a treasure of gold.
Twill prove to its owoer a talisman rare,
More potent than magic. "Us "Never Despair."
No, never despair ' whatsoe'er be thy lot,
If fortune's gay sunshine Illumine It not ;
Ifid its gloom, and despite its dark burden of
not be cheerful, yet " Never
Wo, aeve? despair ! whatsoe'er be thy lot.
If fortune's gay sunshine illumine it not ;
'Mid its gloom, and despite Us dark burden
If thou canst not be cheerful, vet "Never TVs
pair!" Oh I what If the sailor a eowtrd should be.
When the tempest comes down, la it wrath,
OB Ute sea,
And the mad billows leap like wild beasts from
To make him their prey If be yield to Oes
But see him amid the ftVrrr trlfr aj the
When around his frail vessel the storm de
How he reuses his soul up to do and to dare
And While there lifo left-will " Never Des
Thoa. too, art a tailor, and Time is mo sea,
Aad life Um frail vessel that upholdeth the
Fierce storms of misfortune will fall Co thy
But like thy bold prototype" Kevee Dee
Let not Um wild Mmpeet thy spirit alfnjrht,
Shrink not from the storm though It comes in
Be watchful, be ready, for shipwreck preparr
Keep an eye on the lifeboat, but "Never Des-
JtW Who are the erne m lea of tem
perance ? How shall wa know who
they are? All profess to be the very
beet friends of the eause in the world.
And what test will distinguish the
genuine from the counterfeit? The
following will hardly aver mialead
onr calculation. If man, while
professing friendship for it, manifeste
no sympathy in common with it ac
tive friends if ha is always f. und
doubting the wisdom of their plans,
without proposing any other, hut
lives only to suggest doubts, and to
throw suspicion on the expediency
of all plans adopted by others yon
may put him down either as an open
enemy or a false friend, whose as
sistance is useless
Prom Um TsmpUr
TU FOURTH WIFE
BT HA 1' 1 IK s OSAVBS.
"I am dying, Aracw come nearer
' and let me feel the warm clasp of your
hnd once raore. 1 WM Wont in tne
ürt flush and joy of my wedded life, for
j hTe ,omething to say ere I leave yoo,
I and my time is hört. "
"Ray not so, my dear Louisa 1 can
not bear to hear you talk of dying. 1
hope you may yet live mtnr years to
bios me with the light of your love and
your sweet stnilea.
"It can not be, Amos; 1 feel even now
the chill finger of death playing with
in v hfurt Htnnira; ami pcrhape twere
better thus; our wtnlded fife haa not been
a summer day of sunshine many a
lark, heavy cloud line overshadowed it
and in .in a cold blast swept over it. 1
was not formed to make you happy
may you be more fortunate in your
next choice. "
() Louiea! my lite my love;' talk not
thus or you will drive me distracted. I
can never, never love another I shall
never marry again, for my heart will be
buried iu your grave," and the sobbing
husband buried his face in the pillow
beside the pallid one over which the
death-dews were creeping, apparently
convulsed with anguish at the thought
of his coming bereavement.
The dying woman gazed wondering! v
upou the bo wel head as if unable to oom
pre head the meaning of such a display
of grief, and then laying her wasted
hand upon it. she murmured: "Thank
(iod that, iu this laut hour, he has given
me the assurance of your love. It will
rob death of half ita atiug to know that
I shall be remembered after the cold clod
is laid above my pulaelos heart. Hut
you will be lonely, my dear husband,
and I would not selfishly retain all your
love after the spirit has taken its depar
ture, as it could do me no good and would
Irprivc you of much luture happiness.
I will only ask you to not quite forget
me when another shall lay pillow! up
on your breast, for no other can ever
love you with a truer, deeper love than
your poor Louisa. Hut it would give
tue great eoinlort in this last hour to
know that your choice would fall npon
the one whom I have selected for your
future wife. Lift up your head, dear
Arnos, and tell me if you think you can
like her love her well enough to give
her my place.
"Who? what of whom were you
speaking, love?" he naked, elowljr min
ing hin head and passing his hand across
his eyes as if wiping away the grief-
drups, though they gave no eigne of
haviug received Any auch dewy visitor.
"It ia of the widow Flint that I would
speak her who has watched over me in
my sickness with all the tenderness of a
sister and soothed my paina and suflfer
ings with the gentleness, yet firm endu
rnnue, of one who is capable of battling
with any of the stem straggles and
varied emergencies of life. I should
yield my last breath more freely if I
knew that she would lie my successor,
for 1 eanuot bear to think that another
so young ho iui'Xii'nin ed i I"
ehe gaapxl onue in utter exhaustion,
rained her eyes wistfully to his, then
closed them forever.
Well was it for the peace of the depart
ing spirit that the death-dim had hidden
from her sight the gleam of satisfaction
that lighted up tho features of the hypo
critical mourner as the name of the fair
widow mingled with the dying request;
well would it have been for the latter had
she remained at the bed-side she had left
( unobserved by him) when she found
that the dying wins hail a private mesea
go for her husband, for that gratified
smile would not have eacajied her watch
ful eye. e e e e a
The last sad rites are performed the
last tribute paid to the departed wife by
Amos Vult. inn , when sllwae over ami
the careful Mrs. Flint, in picking up and
regulating tho disorder that a house ia
always thrown into on such occasions,
happened to find the yam of cambric
which the bereaved husband bud bought
expressly for the occaasion (as nothing
gnel) thoroughly saturated with wat
ery fluid, she murmured to herself:
"I'oor man! he has surely wept his eyee
almoxt out! Mow 1 pity litiu. lor well
do 1 remcnilwr the keenness of my own
sorrow when my doar William was
laid forever away from tny sight, t Hi,
I then thought 1 must die; but time has
partially healed the wound and no doubt
it will his. Hut I never More saw a
m a manifest such deep grief."
Poor, sympathising Mis. Klint1 could
you have seen the "bereaved husband"
stealthily dipping his handkerchief in
the wash howl and then carefully plac
ing it in a conspicuous place, where he
was sure you would find it. pity would
have flown from your breast ami loath
ing ami disgust tilled ita pl.t,.- tm
the gift of divination was withheld from
you, aa it haa been from thousand of
youraax before you and will be from
thousands after you.
Atnoe Volphin wan one of the double-
refined hypocrites that Lucifer, himself,
would i III de I.. I -their baseness. He waa
not destitute of wit either, as many
hypocrite uie. who luve not enough ol
that material to teach them how to prac-
... , . . . .
tier tneir arts wun aiiroitueas and thus
are often read through More they gut to
tne ena ol mo rlntptor. Not so with
Amos; he was well applied with the
commodity, Luciii uuu though it was,
and he piayed his curds so skillfully
that none save one of his own clique (aa
"it takes a rogue to catch a rogue")
could have detected him . He had seen
enough of the fair young widow to know
that she waa no ordinary woman and
would never stoop to marry a mean or
low-minded man if she knew it; to he
commmenceo tne game accoroingiy
i ,l. .
tor eommenee it ne um from the hour
she had stepped her foot over bis thresh-
eld to nurso his wife who was dying of
coMmnpu0n-... broken tai
Mrs. Flint had been two months in
attendauue on the sick woman ore she
breathed her laat, and Adam waa never
more faithfully attentive or loving to
Lve, than was Amos Vulphin during
those two months when the widow's
eyes aero upon him. It is therefore,
aire ail y understood that he had made
choice of wife No, 4 long ere wife No. 3
breathed her last, as husbands are quite
apt to do when lhath ia long in filing
in hit divorce, and tbat the charming
widow waethe favored (?) one though
had she dreamed that auch thoughts
were passing through the brain ol the
peaudo loving, mourning husband, she
would have fled at once from hie house
as from the folds of an anaconda.
A year paseed wiftly away, during
which Mrs. Mint absented herself from
in houae, and then the bereaved wid
ower stood the fourth time at Hymen's
altar and pronounced those vows to the
loving, trusting widow that three times
hwl been spoken and violated, breaking
a loving heart with each violation.
Waa the fourth wife to lie thus sacrific
ed? We shall sue.
The honey-moon paaaed as happily
as honey-moons usually do, where the
first and purest sweets have all exhaled,
leaving hut the saccharoid, which eith
er become acescent or evaporates ,be-
lore the first moon reaches her perihel
ion. "Nancv. vou itiuv make out vour
w j - - er
bill to-day, and I will pay you when 1
return from the store. Your services
will no longer be required."
These words were addressed to the
maid-all-work about three weeks subse
quent to the installation of the new wife.
Nam-v gazed a moment in astonishment
at the speaker, and then very modestly
asked what hail been her otfense that
she was thus unceremoniously discharg
Nothing nothing at all, Nanoy;
you are agoodgirl, and have been faith-
tul in tire performance of every duty.
But you see we don't need your help
now, as the family is small. Mrs.
V ul pin can do the work very easily her
self," and Mr. Vulpin stepped from the
loor to the treet sk he pronounced the
last words, leaving Nancy standing iu
the middle of the kitchen tioor mute
with sururiae. while Mrs. Vuloin. who.
unseen by Iter busbaud, had entered
while he was speaking, stood juat with
in the kitchen door equally as mute,
and gajing from one to the other of the
speakers in utter astonishment.
"What doe this mean, Nancy: she
at length found words to ask, as the
sound of her husband's footsteps died
away in the distance.
'I am eure I cannot tell, I I auppoa-
fed you had given tint ordere."
No indeed 1 knew nothing ot it
till I accidentally heard tho lator part
of the conversation. But you must
have offended my husband in some way.
Nancy, or he would not so suddenly
dismiss you, and without consulting me,
too, and she looked steadily in the
Hut that ga.e was met With one of
conscious innocence, and she hastened
to repent to her mistress all that Mr.
Vulpin had said, and then added, as a
gleam of light stole across her intelli
gent face: "No, madam, 1 am very
sure that I have not offended him, but"
and she stopped.
"Perhaps I ought not to say it."
"Hay what, Nancy?"
The girl still hesitated and cast her
eyea upon the floor, while her face and
neck crimsoned painfully.
"My good girl," said Mrs. Vulpin,
kindly, "be not afraid to lull me any
thing vou wish for me to know. I am
your friend, and if you have inadvert
ently done any thing wrong, confeai it
all to me and he assured of my pardon
and my friendship."
"Ono," Nancy quickly replied, "1
have done nothing iu thu world nor
lato nothing, though there have been
thiugs said to me, and that was what 1
wished to tell you, hut feared you would
he offended with me."
"Things said to you, Nancy!" and a
painful thought Hashed across her mind,
but was the next instant banished. "No
I will not harbor suspicion of Aim," she
said mentally. "Thank (tod 1 have
not a drop of jealous blood in my veins
"To what do you refer? By whom
have 'things' been said, and what were
"Well, people say they hope you
wont be such a fool as his other wives
were and let him make a slave of you
and kill you by inches in a thousand
ditferenl ways us did them," laid Nun
cy.who could le remarkably explicit
niter her courage hail passed the sin k
Who has dardy that of tny hus
band, Nancy?" and the Hashing ot those
black eyos was not very unlike that of
flint when coining in sudden contact
"Who? why everybody; and they
wonder how you ever came to have"
"Stop, Nancy!" and the tone waa
like a low. tiuick thunderclap.
' Indeed madam. I should not have
told vu had you not urged it n
"Well, no matter, no matter, mv
good girl, only mind that vou never lis
ten to such vile gossip again, and then
you cannot repoat it." and Mrs Vulpin
much agitated, left the room.
I 'inner passed as pleasantly as usual,
and after it was over, and the husband
and wife lingered alone at the table, she
thus addressed him:
"Did I understand you right this
morning, my dear, when I heard you,
or thought 1 did, tell Nancy that she
"1 think you heard me aright, Mrs.
Mrs. Vulpin! It had always been
"my love" or Cynthia dear," ami the
cold chills crept through the veins of
the astonished woman as she heard her
self thus formally and coldly addressed.
I . - . J -
And only three weeks a bride! Quick
ly recovering herself, however, she
"And pray what is your reason for
fear you will find no other ouu who will
so well suit us
"1 do not intend to tind another, nor
do I think it necessary."
"How! do you expect me to do my
"Certainly I do; with our small fami
ly it cannot be hard."
"No, not very hard, I anppoae; but
1 have never been accustomed to hard
labor of any kind, and 1 doubt if my
constitution is fitted for it. "
"Kndge! that is all moonshine. La
bor is good for woman."
"But not for a man, I suppose,"
ahe ouickly retorted.
"What do you mean madam, by ad
dressing mein that way?"
"O nothing only I thought when
you were objecting to keeping help for
me, you had forgotten that you find it
necessary to keep a clerk," she return
ed with the greatest ealmneas.
"And what if I dois it any busi
ness of yours? I think you will find
that 1 am master in my own house."
"1'erhap I shall," and she quickly
arose ami it-It the room.
"Ho soon!" she murmured as she
reached her own room and threw her
self upon a sofa. "So soon! what am
I to expect in the future?" and, wo-j-
man-like, she burst into tears.
An hour passed, and there, upon the
sofa, still lay the Ixututiftil wife weep
ing as if her heart would break.
A low tap at the door. No answer.
The next moment the latch was cauti
ously lifted and Nancy stepped hesita
tingly intothe room. "Please nia'am,
I am sorry to disturb yon, but Mr. Vul
pin ordered roe to leave this afternoon,
as he paid me my wages when he left
after dinner; and I could'nt think of go
ing without bidding you good bye, you
have been so kiud to me," and her eyes
tilled with tears as she saw those of her
mistress and shrewdly judged their
"Don't be in a hurry to go, Nancy;
I wish to make you some small pres
ents as a token of my regard for you,
and I do not fell able just now to attend
to it. If you leave any time before he
returns to tea I suppose it will answer,"
she said in a low brokon voice.
"0! yes," the girl replied, and with
a look full of pity she left the room just
aa a ring at the bell summoned her to
the door. The next moment Mrs. Vul
pin was surprised to sea an elegant,
stately lady enter her room unceremon
isnaly, and advancing toward her as she
raised her vail, they were the next mo
ment clasped in each others arms.
"My dear Anna, I am soglad to sea
you, and why Cynthia, dear, what can
be the matter? were the exclamations
whitfh greeted each other.
A few words of explanation to the
reader, who, I presume, dislikes myster
ies aa much aa I do.
Anna Stearns was a sister of the late
Mrs. Louisa Vulpin, and of those ano
malies seldom mentioned because scarc
ely ever found a happy and contented
old maid not very old, however, as she
had but just turned to the shady side
of thirty-live. A more noble-minded
woman lived not, nor one possessing a
larger share of sound common sense.
This latter article was doubtless what
had kept her neck out of the matrimon
ial noose. She hail lived with her sis
ter Louisa several months previous to
the widow Flint's arrival, and yielded
her place to her that she might return
to her native town and minister to tho
last dying wants of an invalid mother,
not suepecting that Louisa was so near
The death of her mother and other
unavoidable circumstances, had prevent
ed her attending the funeral of her sis
ter or visiting the town again till the
present time, and sho knew nothing of
Amos Vulpin's fourth marriage till she
arrived in the city, and then she hasten
ed instantly to his house. She hail
known Mrs. Flint when living happi
ly with her husband, had conceived a
strong affection for her which was as
ardently returned, and for years they
had Isjen aa sisters.
No marvel then that she unceremoni-
ouly entered tho private room of her
friend; no marvel of tho affectionate
greeting of each to the other. It was
in vain that Mrs. Vulpin strove to con
conceal from her friend the cause of
the tens that hud not yet ceased flow
ing she would know; and so, half cry
ing and half laughing at her own weak
ness, she threw her arms around her
neck and told hor all all that hail
happened since the morning, and con
cluded by saying: "I know I am weak
and silly to let it distress me so; but it
is so sudden, so unexpected. We have
been married so little time, and this is
so unlike what my own dear William
was till nobleness and goodness,
kindness and love to his dying hour
oh, I cannot eudure the contrast,"
and a fresh burst gushed from her full
"1 fear you roust en. luie it, my dem
Cynthia, lor (tod never made two neu
more unlike than yonr first and second
husbands. . had I known of youi in
tention in time to prevent this; for nev
er would you have ln the wife of
Amos V tilpin had you known what I
knowofhiui. But it is too late uow,
and perhaps I ought not to make any
revelations hut let htm reveal his true
character to you himself as he most
assuredly will, sootier than yon cure to
"No, no, you must tell me all in
deed yon must; sfld then I shall know
better how to act, and thus ahe conti n
tied her urging till Miss Hteartis could
no longer set use her request.
"I think, npon reflection, Cynthia,
that von ought to know precisely where'
you stand, that you may immediately
decide upon vour future course, for you
must tcginas you can hold out with!
Amos. Once let him put his foot
upon your neck and he will henceforth
and forever kwp it there till he crushes
yo l into your grave, as he has done
three as good women as ever bore the
name of wife.
"There is no medium course for yoa
sink sink as poor Louiaa did by a sys
tem of alow poison I can call it noth
ing better; one dose of which is scarce
ly felt, but a little more and little more
added daily and hourly, did the work at
last. Cynthia, Amos Vulpin is just
as much a murderer as it he had cut
the throats of his innocent wives, and
their friends all know it, and that is
why they will not let him have any of
bis children. They all hat him his
wives' folks and have taken the chil
dren under their own care. Thank (iod,
Louisa never had any; if she had, I
would sooner follow the examples ol
the poor Hindoo mother throw them
to the crocodiles, where they would be
put out of their misery at once than
have them murdered by inches as their
poor mother waa."
"But why why, Auna, did his
wives live with him? Why net as
sert their right of protection from
that legitimate agent, the law?"
"Law! is there any law tor negative
abuse for those thousand little daily
annoyances and heart-griefs which go
to make up the sum total of woman's
domestic misery, and which wear the
life away aa would kicks and blows?
0! no; if upon their delicate flesh they
can show no brutal mark, the mur
derer is safe; and Amos knows this,
for he has the shrewdness of Beelze
bub himself. He knew that so long
as he did not iutiiut persoual abuse,
the law could not reach him. Wise
statutes, made for mau's own special
benefit. Cynthia, you would not
wonder that 1 prefer the stigma of an
'old maid' aye, and glory iu it if
you knew how much of the miseries
of my sex have come under my im
mediate observation; miseries caused
by man aud his protoplast Saianl"
"0, don't don't dear Anna re
member my William. Surely there
must be semi good among the sex."
"Yes, there are a few; bat the num
ber is so small that no more than one
womau in a thousand, 1 verily be
lieve, Huds one. But we will omit
this masculine dissection till another
time. Tell me, now, my own dear
sister, what you will do; for 1 cannot
feel easy to leave you till you have
decided upon your future course ol
action, and 1 must leave before A
mos returns, tor 1 gave him a bless
iuK (?) that he will never forgive nor
forget just before 1 left him, aud 1
never wish to meet him again. It
would be better for you, too, did he
not see me here, for he might be jeal
ous of my iuHuunca.
"Poor Louisa! ao young and so
good. 1 never shall never eun iW
get her wrongs aud bar eufleiiag
during the three years of her wedded
life. But she died at last, poor girl,
and that was the only thing she ever
ventured to do without asking his
"And he so kind, so loving to her
all the while 1 was here at least
when in ui; presence. The base
hypocrite! 0, 1 can hate him as
1 have loved hint. Somebody has
aaid that everybody keeps a private
Apollj on, I kuuw that i have one,
aud 1 shall have to right with him, 1
verily believe, to keep him in his
proper place till the proper time.
Anna, dear, I cauuot sufficiently thank
you for the information you have giv
en me; be assured 1 will profit by it
never fear me. But you shullsoe me
oiten, anu I will report progress; lot,
let me tell you, Amos Vulpin will
never kill his fourth wife in the same
way that he killed those three. He
Mat catch me napping ere he has
the opportunity of committing that
"1 really hope you may havoi
strength to cany out your resolve.
But do nothing rashly; only be firm,
and remember my advice, 'begin as
you can bold out.' "'
Au hour, and Mrs. Vulpin thus
spoke to her maid:
"Nancy, you will not leave here at
"out what will Mr. vulpin say"
"No matter; tell him that 1 request
ed you to stay, that will be sufficient
for you; I will settle the reut."
Why have you counteracted my
orders, madam?" asked the three
weeks' old bridegroom in stern tones
after tua was over aud the clerk bad
left the room.
"Because 1 failed to discover any
justice iu them," was the reply, in a
calm, firm voice.
"Justice! Do you intend to dic
tate to me in my atfairs? Am 1 not
to be master in my own house?"
"Of course; but who is to be mis-
truss, pray? I always thought there
should be two heads to a household
to make it perfect."
"You did, did you? Vou will soon
find yourself mistaken then, for 1 ad
mit but one to mine, and you had bet
ter bo a little more chary of your op
ft 1 1 L , m
position. i uiu not oring yon Here
to govern me."
"Nor did 1 oomo here to he your
slave, una hall not oe.
Apollyou was raisiuu, and she in
stautly left the room, fearing he might
overstep hie bounds. Vulpin gaxed
after her in astonishment Wliul
. on Id it mean? A iromun thus to
attempt to contradict him, to thwart
htm iu any of his plans him who
had been married to three and not
one of them ever dare. I open their
- 1 mouths iu opposition, never dared to
1 say their souls were their own, scare
a a . i a. a tii a s
ely Ua.eu tobiestlie willioiit Ins coll-
sent, or to stop breathing till he w is
par foot ly williug they should. What
should he do? Why, he must set
up his authority to be sure, or she
would circumvent him somehow; but
his authority, bis will, that would
be her law of course; no toumun would
ever think ol breaking Aa never
and having arrived at this peculiarly
masculine conclusion, he summoned
Nancy instantly to his presence
"1 command you to leave this
house within the hoar, and if I am
not obeyed, yon will suffer the conse
quences!" was thundered in her ears
in tones that caused every uerve in
the poor girl's body to quivei like an
aspen. She spoke not, but she turn
ed from the room and, ten minutes
later, stood beside her mistress with
"Vou must go now, Nancy, but I
think you will come bark soon; so
don't feel bad about it. Hold your
self in readineas to return at any time
when 1 shall seud fir you mind, I
say when shall send for you; not
"1 understand you, my dear Mrs.
Vulpin. Good bye; may God bless
It was not that Cynthia Vulpin was
au indolent womau or nnwiiling to
labor; no, by no means, for she
would have toiled early and late,
aye, toiled her life away joyfnlly for
one she loved, were it necessary, and
thought it no sacrifice, for she was a
tint woman to the heart's core en
tirely unatflicted with that effeminate
äeptndabUmMS ao common with fe
males of this miseducated age.
But to be compelled to be a slave
to such a niggardly, solfish, unfeel
ing brute, never. Every duty she
would perform cheerfully, but that
was not her duty.
"I rather think madam will have
to get her own breakfast to-morrow
inoruiug and do her owu work in
future," chuckled Vulpin as be saw
Nancy leave the house. "I have no
notion of supporting a wife and keep
ing a maid to wait upon her. I've
given her three weeks for rest and
pleasure, and that is long enough; two
weeks more than 1 gave my last one,
Mrs. Vulpin had laid her hand up
on the door-kuob to enter the room,
uot knowing that he was there, when
this soliloquo fell upon her ear. Hhe
turned back and dropped on a chair.
"Heartless sordid wretch! And this
is your Jove! You married me to
minister to your caprices, to succumb
to your wishes, to make me yonr
slave yon who have thousands at
your command. You expect me to
help rill your collar. But you shall
find your mistake, or I am no woman!
Vou shall learn that there is one fe
male at least on the earth that feirs
you not. You think you have al
ready got your loot upon my neck,
but I will show yon whether or not
you will keep it there. 'Begin as
you can hold out.' Aye, that 1
The next morning the all-conquer-1
ing husband entered bis house at the
usual breaklaat hour, not dreaming
of auy further trouble from bis ob
stinate little wife, expecting the lit
tle wholesome discipline of last night
had pci formed the cure and hence
forth she would be as docile and obe
dient as her predecessors had been.
His astonishment may be imagined
then upon finding no breakfast table
spread, no tire kindled, no signs of
breathing mortality about the house.
Every room was searched, hut no
Mrs. Vulpin coutd be found, though
hu had left her in bed when he went
to the store at five o'clock, for Vul
piu waa an early riser niggards and
misers generally are.
Search in tho neighborhood just
then was out of the otiestiou; aud so,
making a cold breakfast, he returned
hi thu store mid sent his clerk to a
hotel to get his. It neust be supposed
that the iih'i chant huhand passed
rather a "ridgety" forenoon, and tbat
in returning to diuner and rinding
"hia bouse empty, swept and gar
nished," his agitation was in no wise
His wife had certainly
rn.Mi.nii .irmiirt n it n I ... imu.
for the chamber work was dono, car
pets swept, etc. every thing in apple-pie
order throughout but, notli-
ing to eat! It was very evident to
lnui now that she would perform her
part of the domestic labor as she al
ways bad done (lor Mrs. Vulpin was
a real lady, thought it not beneath
her to work, and believed her health
was all the better for it,) but to be a
kitchen drudge Jot htm, she would
uot. hat was to he done" he felt
110 inclination to take a second cold
meal even had there been any thing
to tako; but there was not, and so,
after due deliberation, be wended his
way to the nearest restaurant, and,
on entering, the first thing that met
us eyes, through an open door in the
Hilles saloon, was his wife, cosily
aud calmly discussing her uyustors,
mm and hot cotfee. To ruh for
ward ami demand an explanation of
such outrageous conduct, was his
first impulse; his second, to leave in
stantly and not expose himself to
the ridicule ot a gaping crowd.
for Vulpin was not wholly destitute
of pride. The latter predominated,
and he dined at a hotel. Supper was
taken in tho name manner by the lov
ing bridegroom and bride, hut when
the hour for retiring came, the pent
up tliuuder burst tortb.
"I demand an iindanl explanation
of your . on in, i to-day madam."
"I sue no need ot an explanation;
it haa explained itself, I think." re
plied the wife calmly.
"What eh what do you mean?
"I mean to assert my rights as a
"Do you intend to disobey me?
Was that iu the marriage covenant?"
"When you forget that you are a
man 01 a husband yes. ireeognix-
ed nothing in the marrinire covenant
that could make me yonr slave, and
J eMail not be such."
"Yon you leave my house in
stantly!" he hissed, uhoked with pas
siou. "1 shall take my own time for it,
Mr. Vulpin; 1 hope to reform you
- "-wsftw , --. ...
before I go," and the voice was still,
calm and mild as a
j Amos Vnlpin waa completely non-
plussed. He looked at that femality
as if doubtfql whether she waa ia re
ality a Birnau or a Spartan hero in
lihguise. There she eat calm, res
lute, dignified and immovable aa a
statute, her piercing eyes penetrating
his Very soul and reading his inmost
thoughts her beautiful lips com
pressed "surrender new" legibly
written upon every lineament of her
sweetly feminine features. For the
first time in his life he quailed be-1
noath a woman's gaze; for tha first
time he sat irresolute and uneasy, al
most wishing the rooks and moun
tains could hide from her sight, for
she seemed an accusing spirit come
back to earth to be avenged.
At length he arose and, turning
toward his chamber, said very calm
ly: "You will soon think better of this,
Cynthia! He has not spoken that
name for two whole days; sorely he
has taken one step backward; the re
form has already commenced. These
thoughts passed quickly through
Mrs. Vulpin's mind, and she wisely
fore bo re any further remarks. But
the world was not made in a day,
and it cannot he supposed that so
evil a nature aa Amos Vulpin's could
be at once eradicated or erleetnally
A week wore on In the same man
ner, save that no words passed be
tween the husband and wife, except
such as would have been interchang
ed between strangers each taking
their meals J" regularly away from
home and both occupying the aame
houseat night; and one, during this
time, the indomitable wife entered
her husband's store, stepped calmly
and resolutely behind his counter,
opened his -money drawer, took out
a ten dollar bill and left, without a
word being spoken by either, the
presence of several customers re
straining the husband's wrath at
this, to him, most audacious piece
of insult. She was not going to
"board out"on ber own slender al
lowance of pin-money not she.
But this state of things could not
last. The world had noticed that
there was "something wrong in Go
tham, ' and gossip was on tip-toe.
Sly winks and oblique inuendoe
were thrown across Vulpin's visual
angle; Nancy had told her story, ta
king good care to shield her "dear
kind mistress" from all blame, and
Amos found himself in rather an un
comfortably humiliating poito
Whenever he gated upon his wife's
mc9 ,mw writtn with a pen of
iron, or rather lint, those same two
ominous words, "yield aeeer;" and
he was now fully convinced that he
might as well attempt to move Mt.
Pisgah dr "oast it into the sea," as to
subdue her. Never was mortal man
so deceived iu woman's nature. He
had not the most distant idea that
firmncet was one of the ingrcdieuts
in its composition, but had supposed
that those women who "rule their
h isbands" performed the unfeminine
feat by a process of snarling and
scolding, and he had determined
never to be governed in such a way.
This was almost the only piece of
good sense his brain-pan contained.
Whether conscience slept quietly
in his breast, or whether with open
eyes she often rebuked him for past
errors, and gently hinted that the
present trying emergency was but a
just, though by no meana a full,
equivalent for them, is not for us to
say. But certain it is, that at the
end of ten days some oncratinkT cause
' " transformed nun tbat be
'. HUOrosseu uis wile iu a very nan
"Cynthia, do you wish Nancy to
"Certainly, I would like to have
"Send for her, then, as soon as yon
He was conquered! What fretting
and scolding could never have done,
what the sighs and tears and death of
three wives had failed to do, the
fourth had accomplished by a firm,
unyielding perseverance And though
it cannot Usnpposed that their heart
stone was a perfect Kden, yet no vary
rebellious serpent ever reared his
pertinacious hesd; and whan, four
years after, Death knocked at the
door and bade Amos Vulpin go and
meet his three victims at a just tri
bunal, the few tears that were shed
by his fourth wife were real and sin
cere. I . vriNo and DaiNKiNu. A mem
ber of a Temperance society was
nnee dining at the house of a free
drinker. No sooner was the cloth
removed from the dinner table,
than wine and spirits wore Intro
duct'd, and he was asked to drink
a glass of spirits and water.
No, thank you," said he. "I am
"Take a glass of wine, then,
said his hospitable host, "or a
glase of ale."
" .No; thank you," said he, "I am
not thiretii "
These answers called forth a
buret of laughter.
Soon after this, the temperance
man took a piece of bread from
the sideboard , and handed it to
his host, who refused it, saying
that be waa not hungry. At this
the temperance man laughed in
his turn. "Surely," said he, "1
have as much reason to laugh at
. A et WS
'0" r not eating when you are
' not nungry, as you nave to laugh
it t me for declining medicine when
1 am not ill, and drink when not
A Word of Advice .
If you have found one to love
you for yourself alone, bo happy.
Count not anything a care, across
or sorrow, while the light of true
affection shines upon yon.
In all viciseitudea, in all sor
rows, that light and that warmth
will never desert the rreart around
which they revolve. You may be
poor, haunted by misfortune, af-
riicted in the mind aad body, bat
there ia tha one strong arm, tho
one true heart to help you through
one to weep when you waep,
smile when you smile, and to take
half your Gördens upon willing
boulders. , If you are beautiful,
to none wUI seem half ao lovely; if
yon are homely, his eyea will
ne.nr betray the truth, for to him
you will never aeem ao. The
magic power of love arch tho
atraightest brow, brighten the dul
lest eye, and shape the lips by tho
gentle thoughts that hover upon
And if disease visits yon with
unsparing hand , transforming
your pleasant homo into a dark,
tomb-like dwelling, where tho
blind are always eloeed, and tho
curtains always straight, whore
every thing seems in death-like re
pose save the pillow a poo which
your pained head turns reetloaaly,
he will be there ia the silence and
gloom beside you. Hia dear hand
will administer the bitter draught,
and hi fingers smooth away the
anguish from your forehead.
He will never grow weary, never
leaa cheerful; never complain; nor
repine at the fretful demands
which sickness makes. Home
will still be home to him, though
the shadow of death be upon it.
Through the long hours of toil, his
heart will be with you, and he
will seek no recreation but that of
administering to your wants.
There are many such true and
tender hearts in the world, and
woo to the woman whose eyea are
blinded to their worth through the
influence of selfishness, fashion or
frivolity. We have known men to
be celled stupid, spiritless, tamo
because they were content to stay
hy their own fireside; who found
more pleasure in the snuggery of
tha sitting-room, with wife sewing
by and baby steeping near, than
in the theatre, ball-room, or the
noisy political gathering. And
seeing the sweet content in the
wife's eye, the smile of happiness
wreathing her lips, the eager,
questioning looks of the little ones
turned aa the twilight drew near
to watch for father, we have
thought, let them sneer aa they
will, here is a man for whom God
nade the world. Chariton Rtjtub.
I tain .
The Bible is a history of Him
who groaned on Calvary. From
that sacred summit a flood of light
broke forth upon the world. It
was the dawn of redemption. Su
perstition fled affrighted before the
glorious appearance of Christian
ity, and the Church of the living
God arose on the ruins of the
heathen altar. The automatons
of pagan idolatry tumbled to the
dust, and the false deities perished
on Olympus. That glorious gos
pel which effected this great work
is contained in the Bible. Like
tho rainbow which is hung out in
the heavens, it was sent as a to
ken that God would be mindful of
us. Glorious token I I rejoice
when 1 read it. and i would recom
mend it to all my feUow-travol
tors to the grave. The wavoe of
time are rolling on to sweep us
awav. and as we pass through the
dark vale of death, the light of
Calvary will illumine our path to
the superb palaces of God.
nC7A lady being in want of a
dyer, was referred to an excellent
workman and something of a wag
in bis line. She called and asked:
"Are you the dying man?1
"No, ma'am, I'm a living man,
but 1 will dye for you," promptly
replied the man of many colore,
putting the emphasis where it was
1 Hmv does a pitcher of wat
er direr from a man throwing his
wife over a bridge:
Ans. One is water in pitcher
and the other Is pitch her in the
HCThe rose of Florida, the
most beautiful of flowers, omits no
frngrance, the bird of Paradise, tha
most beautiful or birds, gives no
songs, the cypress of Greece, the
finest of trees, yield no fruit; dan
dies, the silliest of men, have no
sense; and ball-room belles, the
moat beantiful creatures In the
world, are very often ditto and a
little more so!
O A celebrated divine, wbo
was remarkable in the first period
of his ministry for a boisterous
mode of preaching, suddenly
adopted a mild and dispassionate
style. One of his brethren in
I u i red what induced him to tvkt
the change? He waa angered,
When T was young I mougbt it
was the thunder that killed tha
people; but when 1 grew wiser I
discovered that U was the light
ning; so I determined to thunder
lea. d lighten mora in futnre."