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" But why not, Mr. Morrill, why not? have you any reasonable objection to my person my character?" " Your person ? O no excepting that you're too confounded pood looking. If it had been otherwise Eva might be a littlo more docile now." " But my charactor, Mr. Merrill, have you any fault to find with that ?" " No, you seem honest enough, I do not suppose that you would steal thati, anything besido my daughter and I shall take pretty good care that you do not steal her." " Then what is it, sir, may I ask '!" " Eva, Mr. Beldon, lias been spoiled and pampered and petted. Sho docs not know how to do one useful thing. What kind of a wife would she make a poor man?" " But I am not poor, I have a largo salary. 1 could not of course give her a carriage and horso quito yet, nor a box at the opera, but she would not bo obliged to exert herself at all. I shall be per fectly well ablo to keep servants and dress her handsomely, even riohly." " But you may loso your salary at any moment." . " I have tho confidence of my employ ers, Mr. Merrill, and they' arc exceeding ly kind." " It is of no use to say anything more, I am very decided about this, and I beg that you will drop tho subject. I wish you to discontinue your visits to my daughter at once. 1 shall bo very glad to hear that you are prospering in the world, but I cannot give you Eva. Tho comfort and happiness of my daughter are my first and last consideration." " But she loves me, sir." " She will get over it ; young girls' hearts are not reliable. Good morning, Mr. Beldon, I have told you my wish pray do not oppose it." The young man seized bis hat and quickly withdrew; but as he was passing tho parlor door, a littlo white hand was laid upon his arm, and he was drawn in to the room and eagerly questioned by tho lovely owner of the aforesaid baud. " What did ho say, Henry, what did ho say?" " lie forbade my coming to tho house at all, Kva." Sho laid her head against his arm and burst into tours. Drawing her closely to him, ho talked in low, soothing tones, un til suddenly raising ber eyes to his, she said, " I cannot give you up, I will not give you up. If you cannot come to seo mo, I shall go to you." " Oh my darling, that will never do." " Then aro you willing to relinquish me so easily ?" sho asked drawing herself away from him. "No, dearest, never, never; but wo shall bo obliged to resort to stratagem, and I have a friend who will assist mo. I must go now, if your father should find mo with you, he would be very angry," and uilter prossing his lips to hers he tore himself awuy. William Curtis was seated in his ofti ce, with his hat on, uud his foet resting upon tho mantle piece, in regular bachelor fashion, when Henry Belton entered, looking eagerly and excited. "lilad to see you old follow," exclaim ed the former ; but, seo here, what's tho matter? You look a little down in the mouth, it appears to me." " ill, 1 want your assistance. " Ilnw, where and when ?" " I want you to woo and wiu a lady for mo." " What's that ?" " Just what I said exactly." " But supposing sho should be like the fair maiden of olden times, and say, " Why dost thou not speak for thyself?" You know Henry, I'm not such a bad looking fellow." " I know that, Will, but I'm not afraid my littlo Eva, is as truo as steel." " (), it's the fair Eva, is it ? Why, what's tho matter thcro that you ' do' not woo and win her yourself?" "Her father has forbidden mo the houso because I haven't money enough, but he will never object to you, as you aro ono of fortune's favorites, you know. So I want you to devoto yourself to Eva, and give me a chance to meet her when her father flunks sho is with you." . " Well, 1 don't.know, Henry, it is put ting mo in a pretty dangerous place. Miss Eva is a very fuscinating young lady. However, if your heart is set upon it I'll run tho risk. What shall 1 do first?" " Go and invite her to rido, then when you get to Meridian Lane I'll relieve you for awhilo of your charge." " Why, Hcnry"you ore better at mun- oeuvering than 1 imagined. When shall it bo ?" " Call upon her to-night, and invite her to ride out with you to-morrow after noon, then I will meet you at tho place mentioned." " All right, but what am I to expoct for this friendly service?" " There's a younger sister coming on Will." " Well, that is according to taste, you know. Maudie is a pretty girl and will soon make her debut in society, so you had better have your eyes open." That evening tho geutleman called, as requested, upon Miss Merrill, and invited her to ride the following day. At breakfast her father said to her, " Eva, I am quite willing that you should en courage Mr. Curtis' attentions, he is a very promising young man." " And has plenty of money," she ad ded dryly ; parents aro always willing to encourage the young men that have a fortune, or tho expectation of one. Money redeems a multitude of Bins. They may drink, cheat or steal, if they are only rich. But if a man is relying upon his own exertions to make his way in the world, no matter how good and honora ble ho may bo, ho is threatened like a vagrant or a felon. I hate such in justice." " Don't grow ill-natured, Eva; it would soon spoil your beauty." " I had rather be ill-natured than mer cenary," she retorted. " I suppose you think your father a terrible old bear, because bo won't let you play at love in a cottage scrubbing floors, washing dishes, cooking salt pork, ' I think you arc very cruel," sho said and bursting into tears, rose from her scat and left tho room. Her mother's eyes followed her, full of tenderness and sympathy, but Mr. Merrill only laughed saying : " She will bo in love with Curtis in a week you seo if sho isn't." " O no" said the mother, " Eva is very constant in her loves and friendships, she will not chango, I know." " Mr. Curtis is not in love with Eva, nor sho with him," exclaimed Maud, a beautiful girl of seventeen years. " Indeed, miss, and what do you know about it ?" The young girl blushed rosy red, and then laughing a little answered. I cau see, papa, as well as other people." " You had better attend to your books and not trouble yourself about your sis ter's affairs." " I shall soon be through with tiresome old books, and have some affairs of my own," she retorted saucily. " I beg, Maud, that you will wait un til Eva is settled before you begin your flirtations. I shall certainly go crazy if I havo to look after two of you. " I'm going to parties this winter, papa, and of course I shall look my pret tiest, and then and then." " It is time to go to school, so no more nonsense, but come and kiss me good bye and the young lady did as requested." That afternoon Mr. Curtis called with a dashing littlo turn-out,. and took Eva off in triumph, tho young girl looking bright and happy enough to warrant her father's predictions, but at Meridian Lane another young gentleman took his place by her side, ana indulged in certain demonstra tions that hia predecessor had not dream ed of. They passed ono delightful hour together, the horses being allowed to take their own pace, meanwhile, and, upon re turning to the place appointed, Henry Bpraug out, and young Curtis again sprang io and drove the young ludy home. Tho same programme was repeated week after week. Eva of course losing neither health nor spirit under such a regime. At length, one day when Henry Beldon was with her, who should they see coming but Mr. Merrill himself. " What shall we do ? What shall we do t" asked the frightened girl. " Haven't you a thick veil, darling '!" " Yes, yes," and immediately tho arti clo in question was drawn closely over Eva's l'aco and shivering with apprehen sion they met tho sevcro parent, who guvo them both a searching glance as he pass ed by. "() Henry, do you think ho knew mo ?" " Not unless1 ho recognized your dress." " Then I'm safe enough, papa never knows whether I am clothed in purplo, green or yellow. Fortunately I had my veil, I shall regard it in futuro as my kindest friend. Wasn't it fuuny.though?" and she went of into a fit of joyous laugh ter so contagious that her companion soon joined in tho merriment. That evening Mr. Merrill turned to his daughter saying, " Eva, I do not thiukyou need to wear tho willow any longer for Mr. Beldon, lie seems to be consoling himself." " What do you mean father ?" she in quired very demurely, but almost ehokiug with repressed laughter. I met him riding with a lady to-duy, so closely veiled that I could not see hor face but they seemed to bo enjoying themselves vory much." " I do not suppose that Mr. Beldon will be silly enough to make a hermit of himsolf, and renounco the society of all other ladios, because ho has been dismiss ed from the houso of the girl he loves. I hope that ho will find consolation souio whero." " I think, Eva, that you had better find consolation in tho society of tho gentle man you were with to-duy." " The gentleman I was riding with papa ?" " Yes, dear." "Why would you not object to my niarryiug him ?" I should be most happy to see you bis wile. " Well, I'll tell him then," and laugh ing mischievously, she run out of the room. " Mo lunch lor a eirl g love I What did I tell you mother ? I knew she would bo fascinated with the next good' looking fellow that came along," exclaim ed the gentleman, triumphantly. I have not changed my opinion yet of Eva," she replied. " Have not changed your opinion ? lou do not believe that sho is still in love with Beldon, do you ?" ' Woit and see." " Why I have just given my conscut to her marrying William Curtis and sho went off as happy as a bird." The mother smiled incredulously but said nothing more. The next day Mr. Merrill was sitting in his office, when suddenly the door opened and Eva entered, leaning upon Mr. Bcl- don's arm, looking very happy, but a lit tle nervous. " My husband father," said the au dacious littlo lady. "What s that? ho inquired, pushing back his chair. " Don't scold now, papa," she contin ued, " you said I might marry the gentle man I rodo with yesterday and this is he, 1 was the veiled lady you saw consol ing him. Mr. Merrill looked very grave for a moment, and then said : " Well, children, your two younger heads were more than a match for my old ono ; go and seo your mother." And tho happy couple wore very suro they heard a sound strongly resembling laughter, as they loft the room. " l'apa, said a sweet voice, in a few moments afterwards, " you aro very anx ious, you know,to have Will Curtis in the family ; and and he is willing." "What do you mean, Maud? lou haven't commenced your affain in good earnest, have you ?" " J'.va is settled ana Mr. Curtis wants me to marry him." " Not for two years yet." " Ho is willing to wait." And kissing her father a dozen times' she also left him to join her impatient lover. Chinese Chopsticks. tho Chinaman's social habits," J says tho Ilev. J. G. Wood, in " The Natural History of Man," "none is more widely known than tho use of tho ' chopsticks, or tho two littlo rods by means of which the solid food is eaten. This is not tho Chinese name, but is ono invented by foreigners, who havo em ployed the terms as a sort of equivalent for the ' kwai-tsze,' or nimble lads,as they aro very appropriately termed by tho Chi nese. Originally they were simply two slips of bamboo, but now they aro of wood, bono, ivory, and sometimes silver. Two pairs of chopsticks in my collection are nearly ten inches in length, and about as thick at the base as a small goose ouill. tapciiug gradually to half the thickness at tho tip. " Much misunderstanding prevails as to the uso ot tho chopsticks, many per sons supposing that they aro held ono in each hand, after tho manner of knives and forks in Europe. These curious im plements aro both held in tho right hand after the following manner : Ono of them is takcu much as tho pen is held, except' ing that instead of boing held by tho thumb and forefinger, it passes botween tho tips of tho second and third fingers. This chopstiek is always kept stationary. Tho second chopstiek is held lightly be tween the thumb and forefinger, and can bo worked so as to press with its tip against tho point of tho other, and act after the manner of pinchers. " Tho adroitness displayed by tho Chinese in the uso of these implements is worthy ot all admiration. I have seen them pick up single grains of rico with the chopsticks, dip them in soy, and carry them to tho mouth with perfect precision; and, indeed, after some few lessons, I could do it tolerably well myself. In eat ing rico in tho usual manner, tho tip of tno chopsticks are crossed, and tho rico lilted with them as if on a spoon. If however, tho man bo very hungry, he docs not trouble himself with such refine ment, but holds tho bowl to his lips and . .. .. . . , scoops i no rice into ins mouth with a ce lerity that must be seen to be believed In point of speed a spoon would be noth ing compared with the chopstiek. " Tho reader must understand that the Chinese never carve at the tablo.thinkiug that to do so is an utterly barbcrous and disgusting custom. The meat is brought to tho table ready cut up into small mor sols, which can be taken up with tho chopsticks. Tho ouly use mado of a knif'o at tho tablo is to sepurato any small pie ces of meat that may adhere togethor ; and, for this purposo, a narrow, loug-blad- uu kdiio is generally kept in the same Bheath with tho chopstiek." t&" The slumbers of an Irish gentle man boing disturbed by another gentle man who had como to aduiiuister a horso whipping, ho asked him whether he meant to bo so uumauly as to flog him while in bed. " Certainly not," was tho visitor's reply. " Well, then," rejoin ed tho other, quietly rolling himself up very snugly in the bedclothes, ' you may wait as long as you ploaso, but, bang me if I'll get up while you're in the house." 8SF-" But these hacks are dangerous. We might get tho small-pox." "You've no cause to be afraid of my coach, mum, for I've had the 'indwheel vacoinated, and it took beautiful." SUNDAY READING. ----- L.. An Atheist's Grave. The churchyard of Tewin, in Hert fordshire, is a spot of some interost to the curious, from tho fact of its boing the resting place of the mortal remains of Lady Anne Grimstene. The "old wife's tale of the neighborhood is to tho effect that the said Lady Anne Grimstone was an actheist without a shadow of belief in the Deity; and that, so firm was her bo licf in tho non-existence of God, that at her deoth bed her last words were to the effect that, if God existed, seven elm tress would grow out of her tomb-stono. Whether such words were used, and in such a manner, it is impossible to deter mine ; but, whether the tale bo correct or not, seven elm trees have sprung up through the solid tomb, and have broken away the solid masonry in all directions, making the reading of the inscription a difficult and almost impossible feat. The iron Tailings that surrounded tho monu ment aro in many places firmly imbedded in the trunks of the trees. The numer ous names carved in all available parts of tho trunks attest the number of visitors curiosity has drawn to the spot. The trees are each distinct and sepa rate, and notwithstanding tho strangeness of tho locality appear to thrive well. Many suppositions to account for their growth have been started, but some aro of so improbable a nature that the coun try people still cling to their favorite old story of Lady Anne's actheism. " I Feci It Pull." In the decpeniug twilight of a sum mer evening, a pastor called at the resi dence of ono of his parishioners, and found seated in tho doorway a littlo boy with hands extended upward, holding a lino. " What aro you doing here, my little friend ?" inquired the minister. " Flying my kite, sir," was the prompt reply. , " Flying your kite !" exclaimed the pastor. " I can see no kite you cau see none." " I cannot seo it, but I know it is there for I feel it pull." A few years back the angels came and bore far above us out of our sight, one that was very dear to us all. The at tachment of our heart was not brokcu. The connecting tics were lengthened, not broken. We loved her while here. Wo love her still. Sho loved -us while in tho flesh. We are sure she loves us none the less in her new condition. Itising higher and still higher in the heaven of heavens, we feel her influence. Sho is with Christ, and attracted by gentle in fluences, wo aro tending toward her peaceful homo with tho prospect of the sumo glorious companionship. . A Hundred Years to Conic. No man ever appears to think bow soon ho must sink into oblivion that wo are ono generation of millions. Yet such is the fact. Time and progross have, through countless ages, come marching hand in hand tho one destroying, the other building up. They seem to create little or no commotion, and the work of destruction is as easily accomplished as a child will pull to pieces a rose. Yot such is the fact. A hundred years hence, and much that we now sco around us will have passed away. It is but a repetitiou of life's story ; wo are born, wo die; and, hence, wo will grieve over these venera ble piles, finding the common lovel of their prototypes in Nature, ultimate death. " Wo all within our graves shall sleep, A hundred years to come; ' No living soul for us shall weep, A hundred years to como; , But other mon our land will till, Ami other men our streets will till, . And other birds shall sing as gay, As bright the sunshino as to-duy, A hundred years to como. WS" One cold night llev. Dr. Ezra S. Ely, of Prcsbytcran fame, was preaching in a prairio farm house. When about ono third through tho sermon, two late comers drove up to the door and entered. Tho doctor stopped and said that as these friends wore very cold with their rido, the meeting would sing a hymn while they were warming themselves which being dono, ho observed that as they had taken so much troublo to come, he would begin his discourse again for their benefit ; and taking his text accordingly he commen ced once more at the beginning and re peated his sermon, rather more to their edification than to that of the rest of the audience perhaps. 6Sf Why deal with your lioavenly Friend with moro strangeness and loss confidence than with an earthly friend ; and desire his help and sympathy only in seasons of extremity; yet He is fond of them that call upon Him in the hour of need; He cannot deny Himself. "In their affliction they will seek me early." But why not aocept that companionship which throws a light over minute work ing of His Providence, and gives a voice to the interpreters of His love, hour by hour, moment by moment? Nothing is so dishonoring to God as unbelief. Even supposing that our prayer is not answered so that we cun recognize it here, yet we have honored Him by asking for that which ho alone can bestow ; and them that honor Hint He will honor.