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NILi DESPE 11 ANDXJM. Two Dollars per Annum. VOL. XI. UIDGWAY, ELK. COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1881. NO. 3. My Rights. I Yen, God hits liindc mo a woman, Ami I inn content to lie Just what He mount, not reaching out For other things, sinee Ho Who knowB me best and loves mo most has or dered tliii for me. A woman, to live my life out In quiet womanly ways,. HoariiiK the fur-off hottlc, Seeing as through a hazo The crowding, Htiuggling world of men fight through their busy diun. I am not strong nor valiant, I would not join the fight Or jostle with crowds in the highways To Huliy'iny garments white; Hut I have rights as a woman, and here I claim my right. The right of a rose to bloom In it owii sweet. ; nnicte way, ' With ii'Mir H quest'' 11 the ; Humed pink And not to titter a nay If it roaches a root or points a thorn, as even a rose tree may. The right of the lady-birch to grow, To grow as the Lord shall please, By never a sturdy oak rebuked, Honied nor sun nor bivczc, For all its j1 iimt sk-ml'-rmss, kin to the stronger trees. The right to a life of my own-- Not merely a casual bit Of somebody else's life, tiling out That taking hold of it, I mav stand as a cipher does alter a numeral writ. The right to gather and gh an What food I need and can In mi the garnered store of knowledge Which man 1ms heiqied for man. Taking with free hands freely and alter nil ordered Jilan. The right -ah. ! st and sw-ctcs: '. To stand all dismayed Whenever sorrow or want of sin Call for a woman's aid. Wita noiie to cavil or question, by in. gainsaid. 1 do not as for a ballot : r a look Though very life wer I would beg for the ii"bh That men ftir.iuanh"' Should give ungrudgingly, ar .;;ii;e, J..-iie; .d's s:de- wi'hold til! must light uud take. The fleet foot and the feeble !' Until sei k the self-sane- goal. Tli" wenk'-st sollier's name i- writ On thegr. at anuy-r.ill. An 1 (iod. who made man's bod rtronu', in: too the woman's soul. IX I.A. TUP ST'lllY OK AN O'.T.AN" VoTAOK. 1 v.i.-t loimev iiil-lnuiii(l from one of niv various excursions across the ocean, by which I had for many yours beguiled the tedium of my monotonous bachelor existence, niul having settled my belong ings in my stateroom, I turned out to take n survey of my fellow-passengers. It was a ituiiin mid tin' lust of the summer tour ists wore returning-, and both saloons mid decks were crowded with animated groups. Evorv one seemed cheerful and gay, and already several embryo flirta tions could bo detected anions the young; people, of whom the passengers were largely composed. Being an outsider j myself, traveling alone, and having left i such tender pursuits fur back in the j vii'-nieness of tlie oast, I amused mvself I with merely watching and listening, and i is perhaps not surprising that I soon found myself wearied. It was for the most part such senseless chatter, such arrant frivolity that I heard, such con scious posing and airy fluttering that I saw. Of course after a while I found ex ceptions to this tendency, but the quiet and sensible people on board, as usual, occupied the background. railing to find myself interested then in these surroundings, I began n leis urely inspection of the vessel, wandering about its nooks and crannies, and famil iarizing myself with my little island home. And so strolling along, I came upon a small, quiet, gray-clad figure seated alone ami looking wistfully over the waters. As she was quite unconscious of my proximity, I stepped a few paees ofl'ainl examined her closely. She looked almost a child, so small and slight she was, and yet one would not have dared to treat her as a child. There was a self reliance and sen ility about her entirely uuehildlike, but, ull the same, very pretty to see. Jler compltxion was dark and very rich, and her cheeks charm ingly rounded and curved, and her eyes, turned seaward, were the largest and darkest 1 ever remembered to have seen. Indeed, so uncom mon was their size that, when some sound aroused her and she turned them slowly on me, I was dazzled' by them they gave her face such a strange aspect, and yet it was a peculiarity fur from being unlovely. She was Spanish I had seen that at a glance and the mute, uncertain way in hich she looked at me prompted the conviction that she felt herself, even at the outset of this voyage, hampered by the fact that she knew no other tongue. After that one long, steady glance, she turned her face away again and I heard her sigh gently. After a moment's hesitation I moved just a step nearer ami addressed her in her ow n language, asking if it was her lirst voyage. She turned with a swift impulsive smile and looked at me again. The great eyes were radiant with pleasure, and, with an ex-piisitoutterance that made my own Spanish seem a harsh brogue, she answered fearlessly and naturally that she was going to America for the lirst time, and, indeed, was for the first time at sea. " You will be seasick almost certainly, then," I said. "Are von prepared for that ?" " 1 1 "Oh, yes," die answered. 11 1 have hoped that perhaps I might uot be, but I Kin prepared for anytluug." There was a patient resolution in her tones that piqued my curiosity, espe cially as she presently informed 'me she was all alone and going simply under the captain's care. She was full of joy at meeting some one who bpoke her lan ttage, and constantly intermingled with her talk little ejaculatory expressions of thanks, which seemed to have ' no application beside the geueral one of mv knowing Spanish. W'iien the bell sounded for dinner, I took her down. My arm, which was rather timidly offered, being promptly and gratefully accepted. After that I used to seek her always before meals and take her in with me, and once, when something detained me and I was a little late, I found her waiting for me. I think the people of the vessel thought that we were companions from the start, and some one alluded to her once as my daughter, aud although I hastily corrected this, I willingly let it be supposed that she was traveling under my care. In the sim plest aud most natural fashion she learned to defer to mo and lean on my decisions, and, by-and-byo, to confide in me. It was one evening that we had been sitting together a long time, idlv talking about the weather and the snip, anil wondering how long wo should have it so fair, when she turned to me, in her soft Spanish speech, that loses so incal culably by translation, and said : " I want you to tell me about your people and your home." I felt as if her little, soft, plump hand had dealt a blow upon my bare heart; but I answered, simply : " I have no home, and my people are all dead or gone from me that is, my parents and sisters and brothers, for I never had a wife or a child, which is what you meant, perhaps." " Yes ; I meant that. It is so sad. I thought, perhaps, you might have a daughter like me, and that made you so kind." "No, I have no daughter," I said slowly ; " though I am, in truth, old enough to Vie vour father." " And you have never loved any one never wanted to be married to some one who was good and beautiful and kind' How strange 1 These questions were scarcely marked 1 iy any interrogat ive accent. She seemed to be 'merely stating them as facts, with u gentle reluctance. But, though she expected no answer from me, I was irre i sistibly prompted toeonfession. I "es. Lolu. I said, "I knew some one like that once, and I loved her. But it was long ago, and we were parted "Oh, whv did von part?'" she said, 1 lassionatelv. " Whv did vou sutler any tiling to part you? Was she not willing to give up all) to leave home and friends and country and everything to follow love, as I have done? Urged on by a deep excitement, she had revealed her secret, and I half feared she would repent and try to retract it, but she did not. She seemed either to be unconscious that anything had been divnlired. or unconscious of the fact that had not known it all the time. 'You do well," I said, fervently. "It is worth the suerihee. l.nl grant you do not repent it." " I have no fear," she said, confidently rear could not live in my heart, which holds a perfect lov Then, so simply and' naturally, she told me her storv. She had become c n- L'nued to a vouncf American sent out to Spain as agent for some New York husi ness hrm. and he had L'one home a lew- months auo. expecting to return; but his superiors hud made other arrant niciits, and he had written that ulthoii he would be stationary in New Yoi-1 thereafter, he was coming back to marry her and bring her to her home in tl new world. At the time set for his ar rival, however, ho had sent a letter in stead, saving an attack of illness pre vented his coming, but he was now con valescent, though the physicians said he must not take the voyage for some time. "When I got that' letter," said Lola, " I could do nothing but cry and fret for the first two or three days. I did not eat or sleep, and my aunt, whom I lived with, said I would die, and was very hard and cross. I was utterly wretched, until one night as I lay thinking it all over I resolved that I would go to him. He had once, half-hesitatingly, suggested it, saying it would save so much expense, and he is not at all well oil'; but it had frightened me so that he gave it up, say ing he would spend all he hud, sooner than give me the anxiety and trouble of such a voyage. But now now that he was ill and alone I could think no longer of my dread ; indeed, it was gone, and all I thought of was to go to him, and comfort and nurse and tako care of him. So I got my aunt's consent, though she would not give it at first, and I took the very next steamer. And see how easy and pleasant it has been ! He need not have been afraid for me; but, then, he could not know, and neither could I, that I should find you !" Her ardent tone and look, as she said these last words, thrilled me strangely. It was a spontaneous, affectionate out burst that pained while it caressed me. And beside my own personal feeling, a dreadful misgiving ubout her weighed on my heart. She was so confident, so full of trust what if she should be de ceived in this man ? What if the attack of illness were a mere subterfuge? Such things had been. I turned cold and then hot at the mere suggestion. I asked her lover's name, but it was unknown to me, though the name of the house he repre sented was familiar. But that went for nothing as to the man's personal charac ter, and the fear that this might be treacherous made me sick with dread. What would be the end, if my appre hensions proved correct? What would become of the poor child? A wild thought suggested itself. It was a strange mixture of deep pity for her and deep joy, tempered with pain aud yet sweet with hope, for myself. At last the voyage was over, and the realization of this fact made me unac countably sad. For Lola was dearer to me every day. In her little attacks of illness, which bhe had not altogether escaped, I had canied her about in my arms, like a child, and she had leaned on ine and looked up to me with a child ihh confidence and trust thut was un speakably sweet to the lonely old bachelor whose attitude toward this young girl had seemed to touch his age and world-weariness with a niagio wand that had made them drop from him like a garment. Lola and I stood together on deck, all our bags and parcels strapped and ready for moving. She had not told her lover she was coming, and of course he would not meet her. I reproached her for not having telegraphed, feeling a strange re luctance to go and hunt him up; but she answered simply that she could not af ford it. All her money was required for the voyage, and, " Besides," she added, quickly, blushing like a rose, "I wanted to give him the joy of the surprise." "And if, I said, reluctantly, "if lie should not be here, or anything, have you not money to return ?" " But he is bound to be here; nothing like that could happen. And if he were awav I should wait till he returned. I have no money to go home if I should want to, but there's not much danger of my wanting." Heavens! what trust, wbot exquisite feeling, what beautiful belief in lovo I And if he .should prove unworthy 1 When wo stepped ashore, kola and I got into a carriage, which I ordered to take us to a hotel. She let me arrange everything just as I chose, and we had agreed to go together to the hotel, and then I was to find her lover anil send him to her. I saw her sofelv seated in her little parlor, and then, as it was early morning, I ordered a dainty breakfast there and we ate it tete-a-tete. I don't think either had much appetite, though I taxed mv wits to the uttermost on the menu and had even given a lavish order for flowers. tried to think of everytlung that could give her pleasure, for I felt almost certain of a impending calamity and I looked again and again into her sweet face trying to fix its look ot happiness m my mind. And she was happv ! Her voice was joy ous as a link's and her face as radiant as dav. I would fain have lingered awhile to bask iu this bright sunshine, but she was feverishly impatient and eager that I should be gone. I think she grudged me the boon of seeing hjm first, for she made mo promise that I would not tell him of her presence, but briug him back with me under some pretext if I found him well, nud return ana take her to him if he was ill. In either event, she had settled it in her mind that they were to be married that very day. When I was ready to go I went up to her and took her hands in mine. "Lola," said, "whatever lies before you, whether joy or sorrow, remember that you have me always for your friend. You must relv upon me as you would upon vour" I paused and then said "father. It was nn effort, but I forced myself to snv it. Then, before leaving, I stooped mid kissed her sweet lips. It was the first time and would probably be the last, and I v alued it as people do value what can come to them but once. When 1 reached the house, the address of w hich Lola had given me, I inquired for her lover he was gone, lhe woman who kept the House couui give no infor mation except that she thought he had gone West. I was unfeiguedly distressed. In that moment I rose above self ami thought only of Lola. 1 low shall I describe the scene that followed my announcement to the little creature? The heart-rending grief, the wild denial of her lover's faithlessness! She utterly refused to believe it. She would far sooner, she said, think that he was dead. After her tirst outburst of passionate grief was over, she calmed herself aud said, stand ing up: "I must go away; I must not stav here." The sight of her agony almost killed me. "Oh. Lola," I said, "where?" She thing herself back on the lounge with a motion of utter despair. I went to her and threw mvself on mv knees beside her and folded both her tremb ling hands in mine. " Lola, bo brave," I said. "Face th worst. It is a bitter thing to sav, but 1 believe he is false to you. 1 believe the illness was a leuit, ami J believe lie is willfully lost to you. Mv little darling, it is hard I know, but not so bad as if you had married him and found it out alter ward. But do uot despair. I will no! leave you, and you shall tell me just w hat vou would have me do. I will take you back to Spain if you want to go." " I cannot ! I could not bear it ! And I have no money." "Nevermind that " I said. "I have plenty, more far more than I want. 1 would give my life to comfort you. 1 will go now, if you say so, and take pas sage on the next returning ship." - " I could not bear it. I never will go back," she snid; "no one loves me there I am only a useless little burden. J never will go back !" " Then stay," I said, passionately "stav with me. Let me love and com fort you. Stav with me always, Lola. No one can love vou as I will." At first I think she did not understand my meaning, but when she did she wrenched her hands from mine and sprang to the middle of the room. "How can you? How can yon be so cruel ?" she said. " Do you think I could ever love any one else after having given my love to him ? No; I have loved him only I have given him all my love and worthy or unworthy, he has it still. "Lola, my little child," I said, "you must face the truth. Y'ou cannot live iu this strango country all alone. Y'ou have neither friends nor money. Y'ou cannot work, and if you could you must not be alone. I cannot help you and maintain you unless vrr take my name and occupy the hoifbrable position of my wite. Hut I will no! force it on vou. For the present I will find some safe place to put you in, and we will see what can be done. At all events, whether you can love me or not, I love you und will always love you." " Do you love me ?" she said, facing me unu speaking witu eager vehemence " Uli, 1 do, 1 do !" Isnid. " Then find him for me 1" I could not speak at once. For one moment a wild hope had budded in my breast, and it would not die without a struggle. Then I looked at her and said, calmly; ." I will try. I will do my utmost will give it my most conscientious of- forts. But, Lola, if If ail?" "If you fail to find him," she said " or if you findhiinto be false, then will give you the reward you wish, will marry you." It wus uot a rapturous consent, but lomia a wonderful satisfaction iu it, despite my fond sympathy for her. I was not being selfishly hnppy at her ex pense, for, on my own part,' I entirely believed in her lover's treacheronsuess, though there was nothing that could go for real proof. It was n foregone con clusion with me, and it was, therefore, only its issue I rejoiced ot. In my present state of feeling it was easy to fall into hopeful dreams of the future ; it was impossiulo not to. And now, as she sat meekly on the sofa, after all her passionate struggles word over, I felt convinced. that, if i could win her hand in the way we had agreed upon, I could also, wit u time, win her pure heart for my own. It was a glorious goal. Something to live for, something to work and struggle for. My life and utmost energies had found the incentive they had lacked so It ng. Wo fell now into a composed and quiet talk, and she listened patiently While I unfolded my plans for her. But there rested on her lovely face such a look of unutterable sorrow that I had to turn my eyes away. How blessed it would be to smooth away this look to recall the gay vivacity of mv own bright Lola 1 What a happy task ! In spite of an, 1 ten 1 snouui succeed. A long silence had fallen upon us both. The room was warm, and I had set open the door leading into the hall. I was glad of an excuse to do so, as it took away some of the air of privacy which I feared she might find irksome. She did not seem to notice my action, but sat facing the door, with her drooped eyes resting on the little hands clasped iu her lap. Presently a footstep was heard coming along the hall, and she listlessly looked up. As she did so, the light of a great, ecstatic joy rushed over her face. She sprang to her feet, with the glad cry: " Richard !" and flung herself into his arms. He clasped her tight to his heart, and drew her into the room. Was he tine or false ? I knew that I need only see his face to tell. In that moment of extreme excitement ho would forget to don Ins mask. He stooped above her and covered her neck and face with kisses. Then, after thut moment's rap ture, he looked at me. It was a noble face honest, manly and kind. I ought to have been glad, but I heard myself groan. 1 would have left the! room, but Lola detained me, telling her lover in en thusiastic terms how kind I had been, and begging him to thank me, which he did in such terms as onlv a good and honorable mau could have used. I had to listen, loo, to his explanation. He had, indeed, gone West, having accepted promising appointment which would give nun permanent aud remunerative employment. Having settled matters there, he had obtained leave, and was now on his way to Spain and Lola. It was all as clear ns dav. That very evening they were married, was the only witness besides the cler gyman, and 1 never will iorgot the radi ance of her fur-o as T watched it during the service. 1 rather feared her jov might be dimmed by some remember ing thought of me, but it was not so. don t think she ever comprehended my fooling for her, and, of course, it pleased her to fancy now thnt it had en chiefly pity lor her loneliness. The service ended, there' remained nothing but to take Lola to a jeweler's shop near-bv and let her choose a pres old, lrom me, which slie muuilieentlv paid for with a kiss. It was, indeed, tho last : The Tower. of Silence. These towers, which are built in u compound on tho top ot .Mainour Hill, in the Island of Bombay, are six iu number, und overlook the sen, the oldest being 300 years. The internal arrange ments of the towers are as follows, The bodies a.te placed in three separate cir cles the outer and larger one for men, the middle one for women, and the smallest for children. There is a pit in the centre, into which tho boiios are thrown after the flesh is stripped off, and paths to allow the priest to move about. The flooring gradually sinks to the centre to let the rain into the pits from which it filters into the earth, The towers vttry in size from about thirty to fifty feet in diameter, and eight to fourteen in height. This l'arseo mode of disposing of the dead seems to European minds very re volting. The body, after the religious ceremony is performed in the temple where the friends ore assembled, is car ried out and placed in one of the towers, wheje it remains exposed to the elements until the flesh is entirely eaten off, by the crowds of vultures which frequent the place, iu about one hour. When the skeleton becomes dry, it is thrown into the pit in tho centre ; thus the rich and poor meet together on one level of equality after death. When the pit be comes full of bones, they aTo taken out and thrown into the sea, thus fulfilling one of the principal tenets of the Zoro aster religion, "That the mother earth shall not bo defiled." She raid a Commission. A Chicago merchant accompanied n Milwaukee gentleman an old friend to his home, where ho had been many times a guest before. In a conversa tion with tho charming daughter of his host, he rallied her on her contin uance in a state of single blessedness. Sho replied that none of tho Milwau kee beaux were to her taste, and in an indifferent way inquired if Chicago had any nice young men disengaged. Receiving an affirmative reply she re mained a minute or two in a brown study, und then brightening up said iu a bantering tone, "Well, you are a commission merchant; send me down a nice young man aud I will allow you a commission of ten cents a pound.' Tho Milwaukee girl got her nice young miui iu duo time. Tho commission charges were just 19.50. Guihallard recently reproved a friend for his too liberal useof absinthe. "Bah!" said the Litter, "I've drank of it sinco I was a boy, and I'm sixty." "Very like ly," replied Guiballard, "but if you had never drunk of it perhaps you would now be seventy." This is French, of course. ItORS ON WHEELS. A Child Knti'i-4 thUHIuful World nt Ihr II Klo of KlRlitwn Mile, mi Hour. When the Little Rock train which left Memphis at 4 p. m. Saturday had passed Edmunson, a tall, lank male specimen of the Sequatchie valley product ap proached Conductor Charley McDonald and whispered inhis off ear. "I say, mister, you're the conductor man?" ' The addressed individual "reckoned" ho was that interesting party. . "Wall, I'll tell ye"-rcoming nearer and growing more confidential "my old woman over thar's about to add to the population of these here steaiv keers." "Wh-wh-wha-a-t's that?" replied Con ductor Charlie, suddenly seized with the idea that ho was facing an escaped luna tic. "Why, don't you understand?" this with a 'knowing' shrug of tho broad, round shoulders "Manor's going to be confined, and I guess you'd better put us off at the next station. My. name's Oufiin." "Oh, oh," said the conductor, at last comprehending the old man's meaning. "T ins is somcilung new m my une. uui I can't put you oil' in the woods. You'd all freeze to death. Better arrange for a little episode right here in the car." "All right, cap," returned the expect ant father. " 'Sposo you'd have no objection to using that little room in the comer over thar?" "None in the world. In fact, I'd rather prefer it," was the reply. The old man and his wife retired to the place mentioned, and a half hour later the ears of the passengers in the car were greeted with the feeble wail of a new-born infant, which had entered this valo of tears at the ralo of eighteen miles an hour. Some time afterward Mrs. (.tufhn removed to a hastily improvised comfortable bed in the car, where was but she the her the rested very comfortably during night. The infant slumbered at side, and far into the night, when train was thundering through the Cache river bottom, the woman's voice shrilly pined out: "John you John! git me a toddy; I feel's if I want one, bad:" The delighted parent for the seventh time, he had observed incidentally dived into the recesses of an ancient looking gripsack, brought forth a black bottle, a spoon and a little package of sugar in brown paper, aud began on the desired toddy. While doing so he im parted to a little group of passengers the fact that they were "movers" from the Sequatchie Valley, East Tennessee, ami were "gwine" to Texas somewhat' near Corsieana, whar ven body gitsric h nvity sndilent. Meanwhile the ancient "Muriei-V eyes bi ightoirod at the prospect of the stimu lant in the little tin cup, the infimt slumbered peacefully as if its advent had taken place iu a palace, und tho drowsy passengers indulged iu reveries on the viscit tides of life. .VcwzAs Ariilmnin. Traveling on lhe Bicycle. Mr. John A. Poult, of Worcester, j Mass., traveling agent for a manufac j tnreis' supplies firm, has adopted a i unique mode of locomotion the bicycle i -in his business tours. Mr. Dean ! started from Worcester early in the I summer, visiting moct of tho miiinifue- ' .fin iiig villages of Northern Massachu setts, -crossing over into -New Hamp shire, and canvassing tho manufactur ing districts south of tho White moun tains. He then went through Western Maine, back into New Hampshire, north of the White mountains ; through Northern Vermont down the western siil.', crossing over to tho Connecticut river, down the river valley, through Massachusetts to Hartford, Conn., and lack to Worcester via Springfield. These journey ings occupied five months, out of which about twenty days must be taken for delays on the road, "leaving about 110 days of actual travel, averaging at least thirty miles per day, making a total of il.oOO miles. Even in the mountainous districts it was seldom that tiny number of miles of impassable roads was found, l'erhaps one mile in fifteen, on an average, had to be walked, and frequent runs of ten miles were made without a dismount. From tho small 'number of days lost out of the live months it will bo seen that some traveling must have, been done in stormy weather, and only when the roads became very muddy from a pro tracted storm was a halt made uecessarj . All necessary samples and baggage were carried on the machine, tho most oi trio baggage being sent on ahead by rail, however. Mr. Dean proposes to start out again on similar trips next season. He regards this means of travel as en tirely practical, even in the rough re gion's he passed through. He reached places that would.not have been discov ered from a railroad, and actually ac complished the distance iu less time than could have been done by mil over the same sections of country. The ac quaintance with tho districts visited obtained by this means of travel is val uable also, and not the least of its ad vantages is the healthful effect of the exercise and air. A marked change in Mr. Dean's appearance resulted from this trip, and he states that he gained twenty pounds in weight. Charity is a first mortgage on every human being's possession-). Opportu nities are very sensitive things ; if vou slight them on their first visit, you sel dom see them again. The more virtu ous a man is, the more virtue does he see in others. He who loves to read and knows how to reflect has laid bv a perpetual feast for his old ago. Soma people think that justice au plies exclusively r almost exclusivelr to money transactions and dealings in business. Jiut that is a very rcstrictec' and imperfect view of what constitute? justice. It lies quite as much iu tin. habit and manner of speech as in the mating ana luintiment of contracts. During the last ten venrs tho rovnl lottery has yielded the Italian govern ment Qizi,vw,vw from l,78t5,l3,77 tickets issued. China had coin in circulation centuries peiore England- had. TIMELY TOriCS. Dr. Buseh, who has risen to the high est rank in the German foreign office, has no noble birth to recommend him. He began life as a dragoman to the Prussian consulate at Constantinople, and thero thoroughly mastered the in tricacies of tho Eastern imbroglio. Ho studied politics with equal success when attached to tho legations at Stam boul and St. Petersburg; and when the last Turco-Russian War began Bismarck summoned him to Berlin, aud relied upon him for information on the chang ing phases of the Eastern question. Be fore Bismarck's rde only aristocrats were permitted to enter the Prussian diplomatic corns. Now there are many commoners holding the highest offices. The desirability of having immediate and absolute control of telegraphic fa cilities in certain emergencies has led to the leasing of telegraph wires by news papers. The London limns lias some short ones; the New York Tritium has a wire between New Y'ork and Washing ton; the leading papers of Cincinnati are similarly connected with Washington; and recently the Chicago Inter-Oceun has taken w hat -is probably tho longest wire leased by any newspaper, connect ing its editorial rooms with its news bureau in Washington. All messages are sent direct, the paper having exclu sive use of the wire and employing its own operators. Prof. Bernbech, writing to the Merit cnl Press, calls attention to tho probable danger arising from the use of ultrama rine wall papers. Ho slates that a room hung with an ultramarine colored pa per gave out a most, disagreeable smell of sulphuretted hydrogen, lhe source of which for some time escaped detection. Eventually, however, a close examina tion was made of the paper, which led to the conclusion that tho deep blue wall paper was blowly undergoing a pro cess of decomposition under the influ ence of the nluni in the paste used in hanging. This appeared to be confirm ed, for on steeping a pieco of tho paper in a very dilute solution of alum it gavo otl sufficient sulpherefed hydrogen to bo quite percept il do to the nose, and to blacken lead paper. Pennsylvania avenue, in Washington, w hich now runs through the heart of the city, so forming and connecting the capi tol of the United States with the official home of the nation's chief magistrate, has in the comparatively few years of its existence been the scene of many grand, peculiar and most interesting occurren ces. A dozen years after the commence ment of the present century, over the mud which then formed ils road-bed, the British armies moved. Over Penn sylvania avenue has passed to his inau guration nearly every president of the United States. Washington, the first, as it is almost needless to say, was not inaugurated here. He took the oath of olllee on the iittth of April, 177'J, in the New York city hall, then called the Fed eral building, and situated where the custom house now stands. Upon Penn sylvania avenue almost any day during the winter,' may be seen most of the men distinguished in the politics of this country. It is tho habit of all the peo ple of Washington to walk ou tin line during the hours from 4 to 5 (i o'clock in tho evening. ave iO or The Life of un Actress, Mr. Labouchere recently said in an article in Truth on tho London stage : Actresses live iu u world of their own. They generally exaggerate every senti ment. Their real life is tinged with their theatrical life, find high-wrought melodrama becomes n second nature to them. Few of them have a perfectly sunn r.of ion rf exii-f er.ee : thev exist in tho feeling of the moment. 'Thev : re generally iueapablo of taking nn inter- I est in the ordinary occupations ot t Ileu ses ; at one monv-nl thev are in the wildest spirits, at another in tho depth of despair, aud those with whom they come in contact are alternately either melodramatic villains plotting their .lestruction, or angelic beings that have i no existence out ot plays. If thev aro asked why they love or hale, they insist that tuoy are endowed with a pecunai instinct, and this instinct thoy exalt as something far superior to practical in telligence, and glory in being its sub missive slaves. There are certain qual ities which go to make an actress, and most of them go to make a lunatic. All actresses are, of course, not neceg- farily jpad, but if I were on a jury im paneled to try au actress for murder, I should approach the inquiry with the feeling thut nature had probably not been lavish to her in that harmony of intellectual powers vihich produce moral responsibility. Power of Habit. It is related of Queen Louise, of Prus sia, mother of the present Emperor Wil liam, that one of her frequent visitors, a special menu of her husband, was an old general called Kockeritz. This old sol dier, after having dined with his rovul friends, always manifested at a certain time a peculiar nervousness and restless ness, as if wishing to depart, while at ot her hours of the day ho was only too glad to stav and have a friendly chat. But after dinner ho always showed this great anxiety to go home. Louise was puz zled at tho old man's strange behavior, and resolved to find out the cause. She made inquiry of his steward, who, after a few questions, explained that the old general had indulged for so many long years in the habit of smoking a long pipe after dinner that ho could not possibly do without it. The next time the old general came to dine he exhibited after the repast the same nervous restlessness, und roso to take leuve. Whereupon Louise rose, too, and said: " Wait a little, general; I want to show you something." She went into tho next room. On her return she held a long pipe already filled in one hand and a burning waxlight and a "spill" in. the other. Handing the pipe to the as tonished old man and lighting tho spill, she said: " There, my old general, make yourself comfortable; this time yon shall not desert us." " ' -. HUMOK OF THE DAY. I'l'hroe periods of life: Youth mumps ; middle nge, bumps ; old age, dumps. A sick man is considered out of danger when the doctor discontinues his visits; A mttsic1 teacher fell from a third story window, aud found the pitch un comfortably high. A lady friend says thnt bachelors are i i . i ...I i . . i. line oatcu oi mscuiis, gooo. euougu after they are mixed. Tho ordinary Jife of a locomotive is thirty years. " Possibly it would lire longer if it didn't smoke. The cremationists have at last dis covered that Washington, Pa., is that country from whose burn no traveler returns. Bernhardt dies so realistically that it I is said a coroner, who saw her, ran around to the stago door and wanted to hold an inquest. " It is harder to get ahead in this world," said Clorinda's young man, as Iter father assisted him out of the door with his boot, " than it is to get a foot." " Don't you think," said a husband, mildly rebuking his wife, " that women ore possessed by Satan?" "Yes, as soon as they are married," was the quick reply. Y'oung lady, examiuing some bridal veils: "Can you really recommend this one?" Over-zealous shopman: " Oh, yes, miss ! It may be used sev eral times." Gladstone goes (o church with a pin holding his shirt- cuffs together in place of a button, but if all waited for buttons there would be no sermons. Hang a statesman who can't make a shingle nail ans wet for a suspender button. Ikfit "Do you realize it, Angelica," whispered Clarence to his betrothed ; " only'two weeks more and we wiil bo one ; but, remember, darling, I am to ba that one." And then the angelic creature silently stole to the piano and touchingly warbled: "Oh, to bo Nothing 1" Room in Heaven. " And the eilylieth fmir.j iuim umt tlto ho liieiemvd leiiuth I as Ihi-ko to tie tii-eailth, iiiul w ith the iveil l'J.otio lut'lMiiyc. i'ltc length aiul the breadth ami the height ol il are i-'iual." Kcv. 2: 10. tin- oily There are some who never think of heaven. In their mind a thought of the better country would starve for every loneliness. Others think of it occasion ally, when the voice of sweet nmsie steals upon their ear, or Providence or the preacher lifts them above earth. But when they do think of it, how poor and meagre their thoughts; to them it is a narrow, circumscribed spot in the uni verse, a small place just large enough for I heir church, but too small to admit w ithin its pearly enclosure, even the good beyond their communion. Such were not the views entertained by John when, on the lonely isle, he saw, in grand pano ramic view, tho heavenly city. John wus in Hie spirit on the mountain of holy contemplation, ami he hud a de lightful conversation with one of the royul surveyors of the heavenly country, lie says, verse 15, "And he that talked with me hail a golden reed to measure tho city, and the gates thereof, and the walls thereof." The idea he gives to us i--, that there was solidity, firmness, du rability and strength all combined with indescribable beauty, surpassing gran deur and infinite glory. The city, as he saw it, was in the form of a magnificent cube, of vast dimen sions. The surveyor had the golden reed, and he measured the city in the presence of his visitor. It was 12,(1(10 furlongs I'stadii) long, and 12,000 fur- ! 1,Hlffs hroad, ""'I l'-M-l"' furlongs high. I'he length, and tho bivadth, and the height of it are equal. In this view of the great city wo arc quite in harmony with the rabineal book. 1 need not occupy room with quotations. In almost every other theory proposed great violence is done to the Greek text. Iu this interpretation the sense is natu ral ami grammatical construction re spected. We take the passage as it reads, "12, 000 furlongs," which, when reduced to feet ami cubed, is !-fiH,!):its,000,000,000, 000,000,000 cubic, feet, the half of which we reserve for tho throne of glory und the heavenly court. Half of the remain der 1 reserve for the angel's thrones, do minions, principalities and powers. Half of the remainder I reserve for celestial gardens of heavenly fruits ami flowers. Half of the remainder for shady bowers and lovely parks. Half of tho remain der for the golden streets and walks, and the remainder, or one thirty-second of the whole, I divide into rooms of 20 feet Square, and 10 feet high. Of rooms we have 7,-113,578,l2.",0(:0)000,00O,0OO. Then I suppose that this world was populated as at present, with say 000, 000,000 of human beings, andth'tt three generations passed away every hundred years, that is allowing iw and one-third years for each generation, and that at the close of the seven thousandth year tho trumpet of heaven would proclaim that "time would bo no longer," and that earth's population would all bo brought homo to the city of God. I also suppose that in the universe of our Father there are 800,000 worlds like ours existing under the same number term of year as ours; each having the same inunlor of inhabitants as our own, ami each inhabitant obedient to the uni versal "come." Take all these multitudes of human or created beings, und the heavenly homo the angel measured for John aud for u:i, dear reader, would afford -40 such rooms as are measured above for each inhabi taut of all tho Ki.H),000 world and leave more than 4,000,0i0 cubic yet unsurvey ed. "Aud yet thero is room." Oh, hov. true it is that "in my Father's house thero are many mansions." W.H.Poote. The only cure for in Jo.eiiee is w ork the only oure for f elfibbness is sacrifice ; tho only cure for nubeUef is to shake off tho ague of doubt by doing your cou seienoe's bidding; Iba only cure for timidity is tp plunge into some dreaded duty KefbVe Ine'sKilf comes, on.