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COURTING BY PROXY.
' TVTO, SIR, I cannot consent to your
marrying my daughter.'
" 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.

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