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▼er jr IilttlMl PwlHt» In (hr World.
On Thmiksglvln^ day lust, the M*um*»!il|. A
he only remaining tin«- of American Ateamer*
(In the 'coneof a dhUuiiuI Uliincr.
Atlantic, w
vice, und mpi-.-iluneoiiH
Kev. Mr. WikhI«, of Otiicimiatl, gave prayer.
grandson ot General Nebu.vler, of the RevoluUouary
w.r, pre.klfd. Mr. ,,t th« IWw York *,«, ,
lead a journal called ibe Arago Bell, aud among its |
contributions WM* à poem, t>uppo»ed to be sent in by n
very young lathy on «maul. This was the daughter or j
Mr.Ueor«.Alf..KlTm.i,.. 0 d ..nr of Ihr pa..™. ,
ung lady of Hi* tender »ge of seven weeks.
iBioiiK Bought her. j
••r her ptcuHiirc,

The uewent auul upon Hit* wn-le gigantic.
A blood drop In the
Thf raewv't illtnplu in the
ride AllaiUlr.
po-.-d a* rlu*
»|ihyr«, nil Ill
Na I
Wrapt In li
Aa seek th* gull« th* fold
•Of th* bright aundard, trailing o'*
For th* pur* faith If holds.
couch In wonder.
*i*pt Six
As if*
In the greal Captain'»
Ihiwh th* sail
«: bird th*
th* *
«•1 of than
ash ot
"aid i«*st*r
As the l*l«*k wateh lb
mil west»,.
••O I
-A baby !» on boar»! !
•giddy, while the bravest -lek of bluer*.
Haw th* wlilt« rupn afraid,
Rocked In th* swells she smiled,
as in m
Tim wave* such
Tb * sUaiuur
And r«eUd ia shaft and rod,
Hii* HiHiuwul her life-boat—the nutrition- bottle,
And pnlknt to ranima of Nik] '.
» drowning throttle,
To her the place
O'er th« green sweep of bough*,
With cheery singing to tlfalr sighs replying. '
And brooks anil fields—anil
«tili in its hum« folks tulk
Auk sfapt life's c
Ho ln U* whit*
She dream-d from prayer till day.
Nevor again, perchant:«?, she ahull be treading
The Fruuce where she
Not midst its vines her girlhood or
But in the land of corn,
. Where her gmud-pureiits in the West are summing
The diy* with doubts and fears,
A'hltd of tlittir children, sh«
To gladden th*ir old vent
i but t<i>
laud a flying
and walked, end
is of her m
•flier nestled.
uli yet b* (uniting,
TUe d«ep shall leavs upuu this baby rover,
No liote of it* refrain ;
•The great base eluger that lias hi
Khali rock her ship In vain.
Batin her life's devotion nr defection,
Ahall banni ber dwelling place,
Hie usreueiubcred, fatherly protection,
Like a mysterious face.
«U11 ahin* her eyes the larger an
More Jove tier dimples «Sy,
'Her tiny* «oui, the fuller and th*
Sails womanward each day.
pray both precious vessels
•l the bluer.
God I
lay tw\
Aud hi
When ail their trails
ward go the »U*auu>r aud th* list«»
your mouth by say
This and That.
—Italy «ata more frogs than France.
—Old Boreas has lraen doing considera
ble Mowing--aud duinsge,
—Richmond has just established city horse
—If a man would live in peace he should
be bliud, deal' and dumb.
—You'll not
ing "lionay."
—Late estimates say the total Southern
cotton crop will not exceed l,*> 00,000 bales.
—A congressional committee are investi
gating revenue frauds in Philadelphia.
—A fast couple in Missouri wer« married
on horseback.
—Pork is going to bacon this year in Teu
—The advocates of female suffrage in
England are actively at work.
—Sixty newspapers printed in Pennsylva
nia in the German language.
—These cold nights make old bachelors
" akrooch up" in bed.
—The lady teachers of Detroit
—Petroleum discovered in St. Clai* « — '
ty, Ala. . ,
, r , Hit* current ol a man s
^-^"-Wkewfae his jackets.
—Iowa, Theodore Tilton «ays, will be the
first State to allow women to vote.
—Dress to kill—Young ludies given to
—Terpsichorean amusements in Balt Lake
City are opened with prayer.
—A Photographer's Epitaph—"Taken
from life."
—An Irishman warns the people not to
tmst his wife, because he was never married
to her.
—4 chap who knows says that courting fa
like eating strawberries and cream ; it wunts
to be did slow, then you get the full flavor.
—Richard E. Snowden died in New York
recently, from inhaling chloroform to
the pains of neuralgia.
—In a Richmond billiard saloon, one fel
low fired two shots at another fellow, se
verely wounding a billiard table in the leg.
—It is stated that pure salt can lie shovel
ad up by cart-loads in South-western Kan
—Judge McCunn, of Now York, decided
that a person who loses money by gambling
•s not entitled to recover it by law.
Ex-Governor Pollock, of Pennsylvania,
has commenced the practice of law at Phil
adelphia. •
—Richard F. Hauuou, of Petersburg, for
forty years flour inspector at that piaoe. js
—Madame Michelet has followed up her
husband's "La Femme" and "1/Amour,,'
with her own " L'Enfaut" which is just out.
—Tim bull fights of the Paris exhibition
will be bloodless. Gilt knobs und blunt
—A member of the Tennessee Legislature,
not being «idmtfed with his salary, has be
oomc a waiter ia a Nashville
-On the Nashville and Decatur Ruilroad
two roughs killed each other. flgh»»«*t for a
bottle of whiskey.
-dütephen« Called to offer the city of Dub
lin as a " Christina* gift" to the Irish Re
— Bwodget» Mnvfi tw get* "blown up" so
often by his wire, that he has concluded to
take out an accident insurance policy.
• -The London Times admits that to-day
it* is strong enough or reckless enough
e a decided no to American dictation.
—What is the diffère
ing" and " stuffing ?''
•dinner—tlie other at dinner.
—A witty member of tin* Boston bar,upon
being told of a lady iu half mourning, re
plied that "he knew ah* had some relations
half dead."
—The people of Gujldhall, y a., have a
"mystery." A full suit of female uppare)
has been found on thé' bank of the river, the
owner of which is unknow n.
—At a prayer meeting in New Hampshire
a worthy layman spoke of a poi
father was a drunkard and u
was a widow.
* between * 1 dre«*
One comes before
boy whose
'hose mother
—Three villains »M?t upon a New Haven
merchant the ofher night, but threatening to
«bôot them : with'h more key, they inconti
nently skedaddled.
—A Workman fell from a house in Bpriug
field and struck upon his head, but was not
hurt much. A bushy head of hair saved
r-Why is Herodias considered the "fast
est" woman mentioned in the Bible ? Be
cause she got ahead of John the Baptist on
a charger.
"If Miss ('h fist it
will in
. Budge ami
Bruit h
at the office of Mi ss:
. .... , „ . .
, Flin ' h - 104 Ll '»' llt ' L
| something to her advantage,
n I was busy packing a hamper of
or j t o aend to our cousllie, the Smith« of
, W wtmlll»lor. Than; WHO m. .ii„t)lill K II, Ihr
, ... ...
hamper, too. beside» eggs. A Hue turkey, a
t more distinguished for tat -
j Dean and thinness, und I forget how many
j pounds of fresh-chummi butter,
i country Smiths.- Smiths fumons for our
j produce ot these things, w hich we hud the
easily come by in VVest
j minuter. At all events the Westminster
j Smiths, with who
almost a tradition, for that brunch of the
family had long been settled the'i',Hiul we of
I the country had not s.. u the tov
Idle it was almoMt a.*- long
slue« Westminster Intel conic down to Rev
roing to say, that
••en. unknown city cousins of
! -though at other times we heim! little of
•»ponded gratefully and
Hpeedily ou receipt of tlie hampers, which
twice in the year, for as long as I can re
•niber, and u great deal longer, too, 1 dare
say, it waw the custom of us Devonshire
Smiths to send them. There
summer hamper and the Clujutmas hamper,
att r wind commonly tilled the former,
• tin* (Jirfatnms hamper 1 w
packing, anil its contents I have already told

e. sin may hear of
We W
! idea w
r* lationship was
I oiirthin.
Well, j with
i fliese
as the Mid
The best and shI'chI way of packing eggs
i separately in paper, und
as you put them in the hamper, to fill up the
crevices with straw, or, butler Mill.- shreds
of paper. Of all the hundreds I sent, navur
was a single egg of my packing known to
break on the long journey to Westminster,
aa our cousins testified with wondering ad
is to wrap cue)]
Well, I hud just torn otf a piece of news
papers wherewith to enfold the egg I had in
my hand, when the paragraph 1 have already
transcribed caught my eye, riveted my atten
tion, tfild caused me to suspend operations
entirely. Suspend operations! it mude
do worse than thut. Mad«* me drop the egg
in my hand, which immediately «numbed
No mutter, it was only the stone
•ould d<
the floor,
floor of the kitchen, where it
ban;), though even had it bee
Brussels carpet in the parlor l don't think
that I should have heeded it. My thoughts
had flown fur away beyond tlje considera
tion of eggs or of carpets, and, uniilu.
Alnuseltar, tlmt unlucky downfall did not
rouse me from the vision of my dream.
"Christina Smith." That was my
bh it lmd been my mother's before me.
There were many Hmiths in the world : in
my own brief and narrow experience I knew
of many who were nothing akin to us. But
Christina, thut name was nnittqe in ou»' ' fi
lage, and, since my mother died, 1 did not
believe there lived another Christina Smith
either there or anywhere beyond it. In that
the paragraph must be addressed to me.
But Messrs. Rudge and Ffiuclt, how should
they ever have heard of nu? ?—poor little
rustic me! Much more likely, it seemed,
thut I should have heard of them, eminent
London attorneys, yet I never had. Their
eminence was, by the way, pur et nimph
the gift of ipv own brain. Then, how
should 1 get to these {rent lenten ? "Apply
in person," the advertisement -aid
was I. living with Aunt Surah, all by myself,
nearly two hundred miles
don, how should 1
who lmd never been out of mv
ay from I,»»*»
« «o go there ? I
II mv lit** vx l ' ou °tl**r hand,
lug heard of that something to my
advantage, how c ould 1 keep away ? With
the wondrous, the infinatc grace of the un
known, that something enchanted and daz
zled my view. Did it mean weultli ? ami
how much ? Enough for my fancy to build,
without the Itelp of genii, a palace beautiful
us Aladdin's. I had read with delight the
" Arabian Nights," and they were always a
ready hook of reference for nty day-dreams.
Though I had never seen, of course I had
dreamt of my fairy prince before now. I
was nineteen years old. Eggs and poultry,
the matter-of-fact realities of my every-day
life, the absolute seclusion of our pretty cot
tage liomc, embosomed in its sliade of trees,
none of these things had sufficed to shut out
the vision. My prince was not, however,
like my palace, after the copy of Aladdin.—
I had always rather objected to the tailor
parentage of thut hero,
er things. But the ideal prince would he
sure to come to tho ideal palace, and ideal
happiness would follow in his train, not for
myself only, but for everybody I loved.
• 11 us a few oth
"Something to my advantage."
;ud the advertisement
Again I
Up* pface of torn
•wspaper, and had just decided to curjy }t
hat she would say
ne into thu kitch
to Aunt Surah, and hear
about it, when Martha c
cn. Martha w
maid-of-all-work, a
ever was, hut plain in
good honest soul
person, plain and practical, too, h> mind.—
utf young as I was,
She w
—but I do not believe sl;e had ever dreamt
ideal butcher, ba
foud of me,
of a prince,
ker, or farmer's
(bough, a»*«l I thought I would tell my good
fortune to her before I went ,to Aunt Barali.
Martha's oyc had lighted at oneu on the bro
ken egg ou the kitchen floor.
"Yes I did it; but never mind Martha,
yon can get a cloth and wash it away, and
tho floor will be no worse, and eggs will
be us cheap in; dirt to us, so it doesn't
matter for one broken."
. She w
"Lor, miss," said Martha, staring, "then
you won't be for sending any
to Louden town. Folks don't reckon much
of presents that's no better nor dirt to them
as sends 'em."
This was not worth a rep)},
"Read that, Martha," j said, giving her
the paper ; but she blundered so in her spel
ling after she had passed the familiar letters
of my name, that 1 snatched it away impa
tiently* and read it myself aloud. "There,
what do you think of that ?" There was
triumpj) in the tone of my question, but
Martlia's reply dashed it just a little.
"Think, Miss Chrhu»y ! why I think as I
should like to punch that Mr. Hudgo's bead
for him if only I could get a sight at him.—
Why couldn't lie write you a proper letter,
aud send it by the post, like honest folks
does; if he had auything to say, instead of
putting your name in the newspaper for ail
tho world to stare at, like that?" Martha
never doubted the advertisement was meant
for me, that
the midst of her Indignant burst, "I like
his impudence," she filially concluded.
"But, Martha, if Mr. Rudge didn't kuow
pleasant hearing for urn in
y nddii
how could ho
vrite to
e by
Die post ?"
"Then he might let it alone ; \
h HO little of y <
*ow hint, and if he 1;
bow should lie be for knowing
"Blit suppose
tune. Murtlm?"
Martha •dmnk tier bend in -•»fai
ruiiebnd.r has left
"O Miss ( hrissy, don't be for I rusting and
going after that bail man. The parson
•lied tin- other day about wolves in
sheep's clothing, and it's my belief Ibis here
Mr. Budge is one iff »lient then wicked crea
•Well, Martiiu. I'lu going to teli Aunt
Sarah all about it. and you muv be sure I
allan t do any tiling sin doesti t approve."
And i let: the kitchei
the parlor a« I spukt .
Dear Aunt Surah .' Theie she sut in her
chair by Hie tire, her knitting in her
hand, whence she looked up, «miling lier
own bright smile o
a dear aunt she was. She had never been
•rled, and she was nearly fifty years old ;
t the least like an old maid, not
entered. Such
but she
the least bit lusscy or* flgety, or prim, or
cross-grained ; she was gentle and forbear
>t to my shortcomings only, but
those ot the wholu world ; die had a sw
loving temper, und was '.diogoiktT
: I have ever seen,
'cet-looking, too, quite lovely, I
thought, with her small, delicate features,
and neat figure, always so exquisitely,
though so plainly dressed ; lier lovlincsH
11 (J jn the least impaired to my eyes by the
look of habitual ill-health on lier face, and
flic silver threads that mingled thickly with
her soft brown hair. Bhe had been more
than a mother to me since I had lost my
hardly ten years old, and
before that 1 seemed to have two mothers,
for Aunt Sarah had always lived with us ;
the two were much alike, and
knew then which was the dearest. My
father had lived w hen i was a bujiy, and I
only cliild, so now Aunt Murah and I
lived alone together, and were all in all to
each other. We were poor, but lmd enough
for our simple wunts in the cottage which
was our own,—enough and to spare,—for
besides the half-yearly hampers we sent to
the Smiths of Westminster, and to
others in our own rank of life, there we
those in the village poorer than
who blessed Aunt Sarah's charity, not
In the half-year, but every day of the year.
Well, then. Aunt Sarah looked up and
smiled at my entrance.
" Is the hamper packed already, Chrissv ?"
she said.
" No, auntie, dear ; I came in because I
had something to show you," und l gave her
the piece of the newspaper. Aunt Sarah
took her spectacles from lier pocket ; Jut
dear eyes had been failing the last year or
two; site could knit, but read without
angel linn any •
She was
vhen I wt
,1 j
glasses. She had
glanced through the few lines of the adver- i
tfaerpent : bill she did not speak iincmdiatc
adjupted them,
ly. At length, almost with « sigh, she
" We have been very happy alwnyM,
('hrissy, haven't we ? It is not the richest
people who arc happiest, dear child. But
this mayn't he riches, it may be only a little
lent you by the good God to do good with.
The ndvertisAinent may not he addressed to
you, but Christina Is not a common nnjjie,
and I think we ought to inquire. 1 will
write to our cousins at Westminster,—it will
not be much trouble for them to go to Mr.
Rudge's office."
"O, Aunt Bar**», *-»«i * *»}'« ChrlsUn*
»s to apply in person, cvuicln"
to London n»y»«*w , r"
amazed at my own temerity, and
Aunt Sarah gazed at
if I had proposed a journey to the
moon, -the one seemed to her almost as im
i much won*
• with
practicable us the other. True, wc had both ;
of us been to Exeter more than once, and ;
railroad all the way from Exeter 1
to London ; but Aunt Buruh hud never trav
eled by ruilroad in her life, had never trusted
me to do so ; in Iter young days there had
been no such mode of transit : railroads,
balloons, and M. Blondin's feats on the
tight-rope.they were all fraught with strange
peril in her imagination.
" I fear not, my darliug. I would take
you indeed if J could, but you know the
doctor told mo to avoid uli excitement, 11,1 d
I'm afraid the journey would be too much
for me. 1 must take care of my poor health
for your sake, ('hrissy, till you have
body else to take care of you."
How could Aunt Sarah think 1 would be
so selfish ? 1 would not have hud her go for
the world. But I was young ami strong.-
I should not be afraid even of the rallw
there vj *
with its great rampant fire-engine, and I hud
been thinking— By degrees I unfold««! »»y
plan. Farmer Mallard would drive
Exeter ; there were the Be»»*
friemls with whom Aunt Barali and I had
! tO
s there, kind
both stayed before ; they w ould be
to give tr»*' a bed for the ijlglit ; they
take me to tho railway station tfae next
morning, see me safely into tho train, and I
should reach London before dark, even
though the time was Christmas, and the days
were short. And would not the Westmin
ster Smiths meet me there at the statiou.and
let me stay with them for a week ? A week
would bo quite sufficient time to settle all
y business with Messrs. Rudge and Flinch,
—how important I fdt as I uttered these
words !—and not long enough for dear Aunt
Barali to feel lonely, and mi»»
The Westminster Smith* had always written
such kind lettei
eeoipt of the hampers,
and manifested such warm interest in their
dear cousin Christina, I thought they would
only be too glad to have a week's visit fr
ber. 1 had run ou so fast thut Aunt Sarah
had not been aide to get a word Iu, but as
site noted my eagerness, her face had
changed, and I saw I should persuade her
according to my wish. I had told Martha I
should not do anything Aunt Sarah did not
approve- ah! but didn't Martha and I both
know she never in all her life refused her
approval to anything ou which I hud «et my
heart, when it was not absolutely wroug ?
Aud there was no wrong in my going to
Aunt Barali demurred a little at first at my
staying a week with the Westminster Smiths;
they might not like it, and could not well
refuse, if she asked it as a favor. Aud she
didn't like asking favors of people without
being able to make some return. I suggested
the hampers might be looked upon us a
turn, and we might send them oftener,
again in the spring, instead of waiting till
midsummer. But aunt said she could not
look upon the hampers in that light, they
were only by keeping up the family feeling
aud immemorial custom. And then a bright
idea struck her,
" Huppose. ( lirfasy." she said, that when
I write to propose that you should spend n
veekat W es
>1* our cousins to return with you to visit m
shire. The last letter said Eli/.!
Jam w as delicate,
i v air
my part I wonder how delicate people cat.
live >u .dl in the heart of a horrible gréa»
city. Yes, I will invite Eliza Jane,-- 1 lie
lleve she is tin* one who is just of vour age.
ater, I were to invite one
sure or
ould boni' servier to her : u
I agreed cordially in the invitation to Eli/.!'
Jan.. " And you'll write to-morrow, aunt
ie, dear ? And when may 1 1 go ? I should
like the hamper to arrive liefere me to pre
pare my way.
•* My dear, don't Impute interested motives
to your cousins, of which they are probably
incapable. 1 fed sure they will love you foi
i to know you. Yes.
■ *s post, and you shall
go. - let me sec,—1 should like you to sjwud
Christmas day at home with me,—suppose
you start on the 28th,—that is, if we lient
they nil) do without you at Westminster?"
How good Aunt Barali w as to inc ! I
knew how she would miss me during that
• short weak,—me, who had never been
separated from her for u single day before;
I knew how she would magnify and dread
for me the dangers, real or imaginary, of
tin- journey, yet she said not one word fur
ther against it, hut, on the contrary', with
her sweet smiling face, did all she could to
help me on the way. I told her what Mar
tha had said, and she luughed at poor Mr
Budge being so arbitrarily turned into a
elf when the ye
1*11 write by to
" I dare say lie's a very worthy
dear," said Aunt Sarah. " Knowledge about
property and things of thut sort comes in
the way of their business to lawyers, and
it's quite a common tiling, I believe to ad
vertise in the newspapers for the persons
who haven claim, whom, indeed, they could
address in
> my
other way, being ignorant of
their place of residence."
; request I urged
" You won't tell them at Westminster,
why 1 want tu go to London, on]y say I
have some- business to settle ; let me tell my
own story when I get there. I must tell
Martha to he silent too."
( )ne
Aunt Sarah.
And Aunt Surah promised it should lie in
tills also as J wished ; and then I kissed her,
and thanked lier many times, before I
away to finish packing my bumper.
The hamper was despatched, the letter
written and posted the next day. In due
time came the answer. The Westminster
, _ , , , ,,
p, ' rl "'l w ' " l8 "' Col,sm ' lirl "*y ' voul<
bu so good tu. to give some description of
herself, or the dress she wore, to be a sort of
M|ile to father in the large London elation
* , *■ , .
where «o many people tyefn forever coming
and going. For similar help to Cousin
Cltrissy, the writer added.-falhcr was short
. h - I
• I m *
face, and no whiskers. Then followed many
thanks for the invitation to Elista Jane,
who Vi-as, indeed, as usual, far from well,
, . 11 , ... „
and the doctor suid change of uir was all
utw. lv.uitnri. imt i,,,,., W , IU
she tv tinted ; but Eliza Jane was alt} ol
Bmilha prufaed the quality of goose and tur
key, butter and eggs, and
their thanks to the donors. They thought
it very friendly, too, of Cousin Cltrissy that
she should propose to come and
profuse in
railing her, and they
hoped site would find she liked them well
enough to stay longer than a week. If she
would say what tiipe qhe \yould leave Exe
,1 j ter, father would know when the train
•lied London, and would meet it on
and stout, wore a gray
l»«r]iit)tH it would b* better
lu»v® »Hanging abo»»*
shire until she had seen her Cousin Cltrissy.
Such w
I Mil
the sum and substance of the
letter. It could not have been kinder. No
impertinent curiosity was betrayed as to the
nature of
much as
my business; It was never so
named. The thought struck me
that very possibly my cousins imagined' it a
? and pretext, and that my journey
was undertaken simply that I might see
them, aud the great city where they lived.
What more likely titan such a wish on my
part ? Whut more unlikely than that a girl
of nineteen,—they know my age, jt having
been some time ago by letter compared and
found to be the same as Eliza Jane's,—what
more unlikely than that I should have busi
ness in London ? Yet, likely or not, I had,
—liud'nt I ?
! mere r
kinder, I
have said ; yet a very short time after I had
read it, Aunt bu t ah reiparkefj I was looking
unusually grave, aud asked
I blushed and hesitated.
" 1 was only thinking,—onlj' hoping that
all my cousins would not be short amist ont,
and have red faces," I said at length.
Aunt Sarah laughed.
"O, that
The letter could not have bet
• the reason.
'ty. though I was to leave her tin.
day after tile morrow, lor the iir«t time In
my life. It wus site who kept up my ting
ging spirit«, lor now the time drew so near,
It, was ft, Cltrissy ? We
may hope that Eliza Jane, at least, will bo
exception, as «lie is delicate. By the way
how will you describe yourself, my dear ?"
And Aunt Barali looked at me with such
peculiar meaning in her eyes, that I felt my
self blush still deeper as I said,—
" I shall leave that for you to do, Aunt
Band). Von wrote the first letter, and you
must w rite this oue too."
And she did so.
Christmas day came and went. A glori
ot a cloud flecking the
brilliancy of the clear blue sky. Aunt Sarah
•lav it was,
and l walked betw een hedgerow s w here the
bright hollv-hcrrie* grew thickly
sides of us, to morning service at the Church,
which art had dupofatod almost as luxu
riantly, if les» tastefully, perhaps, with the
s colors of red and green. Wc joined
with «»nr good clergy man in the tlmnksgh
ing of universal Christendom ; then we
walked home by the same way we had
come, and spent the rest of the happy day
Never was a Christmas day
before that Aunt Sarah had bee
alone together.
I began to feel rather frighteued and ner
vous. not of
y fancied terrors of the jour
ney, but of the strange
tho end (»fit.
*n and women at
The next day my box was paeked ; I put
all my best tilings Into it, for I did not want
Westminster to be ashamed of Us country
cousin : and at the bottom of the box lay
the certificate of my baptism, which it was
Aunt Barali 's thought 1 should take, to prove
to Messrs. Rudge and Ffinch the truth of my
pretension to be culled Christina Smith.
Mr. Hunter,
a little curiosity when it hud been requested
of him, but Aunt Barali hud managed to sat
isfy him without revealing what I was so
anxious to keep a secret.
Then came the day of my departure,
and tlie hour when Farmer Mallard drew
lip in his dog-cart before our door. Aum
Sarah kissed me fondly, and whispered ti
clergyman, had manifested
me just at the last not to stay much longer ;
.him a week if I could help it. And I shook j
umdh with Martha, and bade her not to;
think of me a« another little Red Ridim: !
Hood going Into tin
city, to he can
otherwise the !
oil', for Marties
-I Malh t .l to !
i tiis side, and the next, min- j
l* a
■oinmonh lugubrious.
Mv boxes I had
ere lioislcd i:
lie cart, I
a« helped by En
1 looked back to
last farewell to Aunt Sarah ami Martha, still
handing at the gate. F
.list, and the bay
mother minute "the Nest"—
pretty home- was completely •
•ight, but I could still hear the loud, vche
•nl adieux of Hover, our dog. By the
.line his voice had died away in the distance
we were in the village, where almost every
•I Mallard drove
a good one : hi
•e called
• meu,wo
>r children,Hmiliiig,courtcHying,touching hut
'»r c»!» in greeting, for every one knew of
my journey, und it wan quite
event to
such a long w ay oil',
nul auch a wonderful place in the village
iOluloii w
Exeter itself was thirty miles off, s
iiad a long drive before
nid I together. We hud not much
each other, tliougl
good-will. As we passed from the known
into the farther ami less familiar country, I
made a few remarks on it*» aspect, with
which uiy companion always agreed. It
» us it fine, bright day, hut the air was sharp,
aud he was constantly hoping I did not feel
told, and heaping rugs and all kinds of
wraps around me to prevent it. Sometimes,
, he ventured whut he considered a good
humored joke, likely to pieuse me.
"I don't expect
pleasure of driving you hack from Exeter,
Mifls Christy."
"O yes, I hope you will in a week, Far
mer Mallard. I shouldn't like to leave Aunt
*r Mallard
, F
hearts were full of
I shall ev
have the
Sarah for longer."
But the farmer smiled, shook hfa head,
and said :
"Alt ! but I shouldn't wonder if they
know u rose when they see one in London
even. Miybe there'll be some
won't be for letting you come lmek."
"Nobody should keep me against my
wfll," I ouid, stoutly.
"But there's no knowing," he proceeded ;
"perhaps you'll like the citizens, when you
see them, better than us | country bumpkins.
1 hope not, though," he added ; "for there's
manner of doubt the country's the best
for the roses themselves,—they'll soon fade
and grow pale in the town."
Tfce viiiqn of my cousin of Westminster
he had been described
rapidly approaching Ex«
' W! ,be «<tmrl,an villas, sparse
scattered at Urst, became mote und mon
frequent, until at length we were rattling |
. thrmtgh the street«, pawing «hop» tlmt ri> t- j
, , f,? ... " e \ , ^ *
* * U ftttynt,on ; thoBe of . V on ,1J '
ly ™ ul <' h " r '">' f '" ori! «.tiKnifit ent.
The Benson« lived out ol the wav of the
retired part of the town —
^ p .
Tl '">' ™™ 1 « d ÏÜ J kindly, extending
I also their welcome to Farmer Mallard, as a
friend and benefactor of mine though lie
mtnd 1 ,7 JÎ.
personaly unknown tothera. It«»
loo far to drive sixty miles In one day; In
deed the farmer had too much regard for
.... . , . , J ,
Ills favorite mare to have Intended such a
„ ...
thing; hut his Idea of putting up at a hotel
until the morning was so decisively nega
lived by the hospitable Bensons, that he was
forced to yield and accept the shew of
their roof aud partake ot thp A «it of their
with the red face,
5, here crossed my mind, but I did not
communicate that fact to Father Mallard,
though it might have convinced him there
were exceptions to his rule of town pallor.
We spent « pleasant evening, at least I
sw er for myself; I am not sure the
farmer felt quite at bin case among these
town-bred strangers. The Miss Bensons
had been in Loudon more than once, and
very kindly wrote down for me a list of all
the moat wonderful sights, which I must on
account neglect to see. I must stay a
night with them on my return, and enter
tain them with an account of ipy visit, I
said hesitatingly, perhaps my cousin JSfiza
Jane might he with me, we had mvited her
to come and stay with us.
friendly Bensons declared they should be
delighted to sec BMza Jane for my sake, as
indeed, any
I (bought to m.vstlf that in that case
their house should be made of India rubber
for these BniUhs were a family of ten, with
out reckoning father and mother, both of
But with many thunks
I promised for myself and Eliza Jane.—
Then Farmer Mallard must come also, to be
ready to drive us home again the next day.
And tiie farmer bowed, and thanked, and
promised lie would.
Whercupon the
■ all the Smiths of Westminfa
U i.
any possible danger of being left by mvsctf J
In the . „rri..K< - »ml quit.mtentcdly in, k '
.. ..... ,
mj «cut 1>p«Mp two very r. «pecl»l.lp lookciir
oM hülle«, who were piling some .list» cc,
tlioy «aid, and would i;e glad to see me so
far. A few last words with the Bensons at
the window, then the shrill whistle sounded
snd wc were off.
How nice it was ! Stielt smooth rapid pro- !
gress; 1 had thought Farmer Mallard drove
last, but tlie pace was nothing to tins, aitd J
liked the railroad the bust of the jwo. luns
pcct It wan the novelty of the thing influen- 5,
eed my decision, for now that I
used to railway travelling, I have changed
my miud. Then, however, I found the rail
d charming. The Miss Bensons had given
me a book, a most delicious
•horn were living.
this hud been settled we all went to
bed. Directly after breakfast the next
ing, Farmer Mullurd took his departure, and
about half an hour later the Miss Bensons,
with their father, accompanied me to the
railway station.
Mr, Ifausoii took my ticket for me,—a
cond-class ticket,for I would not let my jo
nev cost more than I could help ; but if that
"something to my advantage" turned up all
right, I hud whispered to Aunt Sarah 1 would
come back euthroned on cushions, in tho
first-class, like any grand lady of them all.—
Mr. and the Miss Benson» looked into all the
second-class carriages, and make inquiry of
their occupants : it seemed, however, there
was nobody going through to London in any
carriage that was not full already. The Ben
sons regretted tills : hut I had no thought o'.'
•el, they said,
but I couldn't read a word of it. It w
greater pleasure to sit watching the flying
fields, trees aud hedgerows, the numberless
villages and towns, the cattle which started
at our approach. I told the two old ladies I
had never been
the railroad before, aud
they seemed to enjoy my delight.
Then the
was the excitement of watch
ing thu people who got iu and out at the
rious stations. At length we stopped at
larger and more bustling than any we had
carriage was
; yet passed, and the door of o
j opened to admit a passenger,
The new -ce
! Perhaps he w
was a young gentle
ot exactly handsome, but
! he had a face that pleased me, so bright and
ingenuous looking. The old ladies eyed him
I narrow h , a» first, as it appeared witli some
I suspicion, which, however, they could not
! maintain more than a few seconds, then they
j smiled, and looked ns serene and contented
as before.
At lids stiltioti we had been asked to show
is some little time ho
rning mine
our tickets, and it w
fore 1 thought <>f ret
mer place of security in my purse.
I observed the w riting of it for tlie first
* its for
Aa I did
tress, "they've given me a
This says Fxcter to Paddington, and it's
London I want to go to. What shall I do ?
But lhe two old ladies laughed, and the
young gentleman smiled such a pleasant
smile, that it reasured mu immediately.
•• It's all right, my dear," said one of the
she could speak for laugh
ing. "There are a great many stations in
•ill stop nl is call
ed Paddington." Then turning to the young
gentleman she added, "This young lady is
going to pay lier first visit to London."
*," I exclaimed, In sudde
rong ticket.—
Loudon, and the one y
(concluded next week.]
Spirit of the Press.
Noddy In New York,
A late New York paper contains the fol
lowing faithful sketcli of " society" in that
metropolis :
To be fashionable it is not enough to be
rich, to be respectable, to live and dress well,
to give parties and to entertain many ac
quaintances. All this is requisite, but uotne
thing more U iteceBsuty. Fashionable soci
ety fa organized by a clique of wealthy per
sons, who, having nothing else t<i do,
make it their business to give dinners and
parties. They are generally intelligent, re
side in handsome houses, dress richly but in
good taste, drive fine but not fast horses,
and can trace ttieir ancestors as far hack ns
their grandfathers, although their great
grandfathers are often enveloped in a c\itn
and romantic mist, through which it it quite
impossible to distinguish whether they were
compose their soeiet
young ladies and gent
venienre into half a dozen cliques. Most
American ladies are in a hurry to get married
young; they know the time is fleeting, and
they want a man to pay their dry goods
bills. Fasiiionuble young ludies are in no
such haste. With rich parents, aud on an
assured position, they do not care to marry
before they are twenty-five. Huving
ed their education at a fashionable
n. These organizers
y of a few hundred
lernen, divided for
they pass thu Interval, until their marriage in
dnnciug the Gertnau, attending the opera,
and receiving the attentions of the gentlemen,
with whom, however, they do not go bo far
HS to flirt.
These fashionable geutleme
peculiar class ; they toil not, neither do they
spin, except in waltzes ; but Solomon in ail
his glory wus not arrayed like unto them.—
The German is their sole occupation. They
a cork I ail at the lower Delmnnicos, by the
| way of business. Fatigued with this exer
j *»•>". w J lk " "«W perform with great sole
* tty and »egulurity, as it tlurtinunccs ol tüe
nation would be disarranged should they
om « it, they then title tonne and tire»« tor
Art "r. dinner they go to various parties,
lead the German, ami rolire at two o'clock
a , m„ to he awake for several hours, trying
to invent a new figure tor their favorite
dance. Their only ambition, like Von Bis
march's, is'to he the German leader. If the
dnnee got olf well no prince could he proud
„ if the couples confused the leader Is
exiled, like Napoleon after Waterloo. When
tlicv îrrow tno old todiiiii'* tlmv nuirrv fash
juey grow too oiq ip tjttnue me} muiry rasn
Jouable women, and when they die they ex
pc( , t [0 cntcr mslilonahle heaven,
dnnee tb? <aermau throughout eternity upon
°* I )Un * and music oi angelic
m j Btu kc. They set the fashions in dress, in
amusements and in society, and a host of
adnprera and imitators are * ready to follow
them. They did not patronize the watering
place hotels this summer, and consequently
the season is a complete failure. Tne *»df
is thut these fashionables have bee»» crowd
ed out of many of their old taunts by the
newly rich people who »»ave more money
aud spend it more r^ravagantlv. The true
fashionables n*»*cr waste a dollar. They
have the,best things but buy them at the
low es» prices. Only the shoddy people give
tiK?n- carriages to thejr coachmen and light
their cigars vyilli gecunlmvJtg. It i
fashionable to throw away money foolishly
as it is to earn it by hard work. The newly
rielt may flourish at the watering.pl
tels, pay enormous lulls, and make i
tunes of rapacious landlords ; but the fash
ionables have
lace ho
the for
quietly withdrawn to their
neat cottages and secluded villas, where they
are mpn* comfortable at a much cheaper
il'rom the New York Tribune.)
T,vi>e*Scttii!ir In Georgia.
In a paragraph which is making it» pil
grimage Ui rough the newspapers, we
formed, to our exceeding'gratification, if tho
intelligence be true, thut sundry young wo
men in Georgia,members of famines former
ly opulent, but now, through the dire iu
nuonces of Secession, pauperized, 1 are en
gaged in setting type in the printing offices
of the State. We do not, of course, uugul
lantly rejoice thut these damsels can
longer pass their lives in dressing and
dressing, which see
ness of those girls
yet lost their
agreeable combi nut u
which is compactly styled " a revulsion
we do rejoice (•» find the Georgia lasses,
after their education in a quite opposite the
inccd that in this bust
• that " ll/r institution" lias
* a destitution, "nothing c
of nothing," and that the best
verb is not " to suffer." nor even " to
be," but "to do," To sleep is pleasant ; to
cut is agreeable . to duiutily array a cumelv
person is a tasteful amtta
sleep which lias in en earned, the food which
bas been honestly won, the garments which
represent intelligent exertion arc the best,
the most palatable, the bravest.
Type-setting fa tin extrumclv respectable
avocation when the "copy" Is respectable
J M,, d *be " proofs" turn out tolerably clean;
' S,"ïï.J "¥*!*** u1 '
tormerlj in affluent circumstances, might
l,„vo .lone wonc—tlipy mlqln have |,,.| a k.'ii
themsplvc« to tl.c l.u.1 Imhlt of ictuiinp
cue-covered romance« ; the} might have
»"■'"'in.-d "ill; the stolidity of despair to
remainder n'r nit" uncomfortable existenr,"'«
torment to themselves and a comfort to
! ,ih1 . v - They will now be not only in a pay
gÇÂÏllÂt opjmî
tunlty ot improving their minds if tin y arc
not compelled to put in type too many fierce
5, nd ft llWiy < ' llil , ,>rlal "- «treets from
TuE Tk,bün * al,mu ' wblcU
to be tbe main husi
•vliosp fathers have not
*y by that odd and dis
>n of circumstances
speedily «
•nt; but the
ill be given
them, will at least lay the foundation
These Georgia girls
of a liberal education,
arc " ministering angels' in more senses
than one, for they will sot not only type,
but a laudable example to their fathers,
brothers and lovers, who will we trust, lie
too proudly chivalrous to live upon the
scanty wages of the fair compositors.
There is nothing for thu white uiun of the
South to do but go to wprk—t hu only alter
native is a miserable, dawdling haud-to
mouth existci.co, if existence it
—a chronically comatose condition agitated,
if at all, by the excitements of shooting,
drinking, smoking, aud playing cards. It is
easy for whole classes, especially where
manual labor has long been disreputable, to
lapse into these habits, and it is hard when
they are once established to get the better of
lie called
The young meu of the South "formerly
in affluent circumstances" have had
«•client opportunity of knowing what a
•'Poor White" fa ; and they may rest assured
Hint it is into precisely the squalid and
bestial condition of the "Poor White" that
they will siuk if through pride or constitu
tional indolence, or from any other reason,
they now fold their hands ami content them
selves with sighing for the soeial status
which they have occupied in the past, und
which has now become a thing of the past
altogether. We trust that there is manli
ness enough in them to save them from
•h a contemptible and ignominious fate,
especially when the ladies are so bravely
contending ugainst adversity, aud are
ing themselves so worthy of cheerful and
energetic co-opemtion. There is plenty of
land to 1 m? cultivated, and hoes, spades,
shovels, and plows can be obtained at the
North by all those who can give reasonble
seeurity'that they will use them. God and
the capitalists of'the country will help those
who help theniRclves ; hut nobody can help
those who give themselves up to. a loose
life and unruly passions. We wish the
Georgia women all possible success, not
only in their own immediate enterprise, bnt
in proving to their friends in pantaloons the
necessity and beauty of labor.
• \
Extraetii from Sont liern Papern.
The Memphis Avalanche continues its
proscription of Union men in that city, and
publishes a black list of business men win»
were opposed to the Renellion. In a recent
editoriul he says : " From this time hence
forth and forever let every true Southern
ex-Rebel, or who son,
brother, father or kin was one-let him avoid
the business houses of Wolcott, Smith* Co,
and W. R. Moore. Henceforth they are fa
mous. " Small Pox*' or " Tarantula." Eith
er will answer.
The party in North Carolina favorable to
a Territorial reconstruction as provided by
Thaddcus Stevens' bill, are led by ex-Gov.
Holden. In his newspaper, the Raleigh
Standard of the üOth inst., he says :
Since our return home we have conversed
with many Union men, and heard from
others by letter, and we take pleasure in
saying that they are all enthusiastically in
favor of Mr. Stevens' bill. The only objec
tion we have heard to it is that it is not suf
ficiently stringent on Rebels. The wish of
till those with whom we have conversed is,
that the oath in the bill should be applied to
voters us well us office holders. We call the
attention of our friends in Congress to these
Three of our leading friends in a joint let
ter to us. say :
" We hope Congress will lay down its pol
icy at once, so that loyal citizens may not
longer be held in suspense. It is the only
mode to crush out the Rebellion, to make
Union principles honorable, and treason
, who
Many of the Southern papers continue to
The Wilmingtou
threaten another
J>iHjiatoh ,of December 18th, says in a three
column leader :
The people of the South are united, as
, in their opposition to the threaten
ing policy of Congress. They have felt the
influence ofthat life-giving power, freedom.
They CHnnot be made slaves through ignor
ance, they cannot be held in subjection to
tyranny. * At the right time, if the Presi
dent of the United States stands firm in
bis purpose to protect the Constitution, the
check to the march of despotism and fanati
cism will be given by these forces combined.
They wilt drive the
scats of power. They
stitution of our country. They will preserve
tree institutions to America. There can be
no reasonable doubt of the result. Al
ready the Sont hem people have given evi
dence of theft capacity as soldiers. With
the North united against them.muny of their
own people against them, no organised gov
ernment to commence with, no army, _
navy, no resources,nothing to coalesce them
Imt a principle, and on that thousands re
fusing to stand,they kept up
lest for independence for four years with a
valor unexampled, a fortitude unparalleled,
and a determination unexcelled.
approaching conflict, for con
will be if Congress attempts to
will have nearly
s allies, and will b* Htem*
selves united. There will be
compromisse after the firs» wow. There can
be no divisions of sent Uncut on the side of
Conservatism and Freedom and Union.
The Conservative will be animated by the
most powerfW considerations. They will
fight tn knife , and then to the hilt.
«4 rpers from their
will restore the Con
uneven con
In this
flict there
destroy the States, tlu?y
half of the North
the New York Tribune.)
education without Means.
A young
, of Croton, Iowa, writes
that lie litis $f»U0, that he is married, that he
wants to take u college course and yet save
his capital. He asks advice. There tire
many who would like an answer to tills
question. Thousands of young
no taouey at uli.
To get a classical education with the use
of $500, requires more skill than any young
man is likely to possess, unless lie earned
the money. If he is a mechanic, he may
buy a house and lot near a college and work
spare hours. Or, with a few acres,
uisc small fruits and vegetables, if he
knows how : If he does not, he will be likely
to fail. $500 is a very small sum to a young
man who does not know how to work ; to
one who does, it is a large one.
Whut shall our young man with his hand
some wife do ? Let hint get a small farm
ten, twenty or forty acres—near libraries and
good society. Or, with a choice selection
of hooks, he may live remote, Three things
he should do at once ; study mathematics,
learn to write a good baud, and plant an
orchard. If he must spend some of his hours
at billiards and tit saloons, he hud better take
a rope about eight feet long and go out to
tbe barn.
One aim should be to make his home ele
gant and comfortable. Let him not fear this
will distract bis attention. If there was ever
education which was of use
could be united with poverty, it lias passed
forever. Days spent in struggling for bread
are lost ; if not, the bitterness they bring is
equal p> their loss. Nor need there be a
fear tlmt «ud experience will tint c«*nie when
fortune smiles.
Education fa limited if it do not include a
knowledge of the immensity and the untold
riches of the affections. If a ut»
find happiness with his wife and children,
and in a home of his own. in vain will he
seek it over the face of the whole earth.
Then» cannot be much love of home where
home fa unlovely—where poverty, dirt aud
inconvenience arc in every room. Young
• apt to fear they will not live long,
and they are in haste. In no situation is the
foundation of a longlife so «ecurelv estab
lished as ou a farm;.
Tills course wl|l take time. He should
understand thut the education of this age de
mands time. So broad is thu field of know
ime w hen
• nmi.it
tedge, so sharp is competition, that
eecd, many years arc required. We do not
propose lulfnre. It is a modern discovery,
•I well settled, that from three to four
hours' study of books ever} day an? more
profitable tn the majority of meu than any
longer periods. Every one cultivating land
cun have this time. A lift* which does not
establish a habit of meditation wifi be fruit*
loa». We have known lawyers take this
course, aud become judges In high court»»;
* to give little medicine :
learned as to convince both
and preache
the understanding and the heart.
In literature, we confess, the examples
few. But, long ago, there was a young
poet who set his heart on having a farm,and
what most is known of him. is the trouble
he had in getting it. With little knowledge
ot foreign languages, and Done of a dead
language, he diligently studied his
becume familiar with previous knowledge,
and be noted everything, relating to rural
sights and sounds. He was iu no haste to
be eminent. He Was only eager to excel.
He wrote and rewrote; lie reviewed, he
meditated and lingered ; and he acquired
the rare art of being able to wait,
suit fa a work
- !« i ! ! ! 1 1 1
. Ili
The ra
the life of farmers, and on
and heroes, which will last till the end
of time
—It is calculated that a dancing belle in
one season traverses five hundred miles of
f Original. 1
Ihr l'lo«lng Uar Old Ymr.
Alas I we all rauat bid adieu,
To oar dying friend, " Old Yaar
And prepare to kindly greet the new,
Which approaches very near.
Many an hour of joy and mirth
Are gone, bnt not forgot ;
Have given place for others birth,
We tan recall them not.
I»ey* oi nadnew, too, we*ve knows.
Days of fear and dre d ;
Kvil winds have often blown
O'er each unhappy bead.
But they've gone to lend tbeir place
To brighter ones in »tore ;
We'll welcome them with kindly grace,
To the old, adlen,
—It Id denied, on authority, that Seuntor Doolittle
intend» a removal from Wisconsin.
—There are 4» Baptist church*« within the limits of
Philadelphia, with an aggregate of 12.9H2 members.
—Two new Lutheran Churches, one costing $18,000
and the other $30,000, have been opened In Milwaukle.
-Thirty-two persons were received Into the_
muulon of the First United Presbyterian Church,
Broad and Lombard streets, Philadelphia, (Rev. F.
Church pastor,) on Sabbath the lltb.
—George Tlckuor, senior proprietor and editor of
the New Hampshire Sentinel, died at his residence in
Keene, on Tuesday, at the age of 44. He had been
in feeble health for several years.
—The New York Tribune appeared in a dress of
type on Monday. The type is of a new style, and
size larger than the body. The ef i's
aud doable ef l'a, double ef i's, etc., ete.,
•irately inetead of in on* piece
face is very plain and readable.
cast sfp
heretofore. The
—The literary Gem, a neat little Journals hereafter
to be published semi-monthly in Philadelphia, by C.J.
Lane A Co. The editorial department will be in
charge of Catharine C. Brash and J. Samuel Vender
»loot. The Literary Gem is well printed in clear,new
type, and contains many articles of
littU literary
Alexander H. Stephens, the Vice-President of the
"Confederacy," la shortly
He Is about publlabtng a .work entlt'ed "A HI -tory
of the late
between the 8ta»es— 1 Tracing it» origin,
cause* and results." It will be Issued by the Araeri
Publishing Company of Philadelphia.
—Mr. Marshall, the painter-engraver, whose flue
head of Mr. Lincoln has recently been published, goes
to Washington In a few dsyR to paint a portrait of
General Grant. Mr. Marshall's purpose la to engrave
a bead of General Grant from bis own painting, in
"pare line" upan a still larger scale than that of hie
—Tha following is given as the statiatics of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in this country. Inclu
ding the Southern 8tates Whole number of parish
es, 2,306: number of clergy, 2,830: total membership,
161,226; contributions the past year. $3,981,667.
—The Methodist Cucbou S<
.—This organization
has ceused to exist under this title. The requisite
number of votes bos been obtained for the change of
name, and It will hereafter be known as the Episcopal
Methodist -Church. Lay delegation ha* also been
—The Methodists have in Philadelphia 63 churches,
20 parvonagas, 7» Sunday schools, 19,!»91 scholare,
49,1*30 voiumas la library. There
agents, 10 superuumeury and 134 local ministers. The
beuevoleut contributions for u year amounted to
63 pastors 3
$166,788 10.
—In hl» recent speech in this city, Judge Bond »tatad
that outride -ot Baltimore, Frederick, and
ci y of Maryland, during the last forty year»,
odist preacher on any circuit or station in he 8taie
could be maintained wiihout contributions from tbe
colored people, who constitute two-llfths of the mem
bersl.ip of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mary
—Alfred L. Sswall, tbe publisher, has soot us copie*
of his excellent juvenile monthly, The Little Corpural.
It is very handsomely gotten np, and ths contenu
varied and interesting,
well as pleasingly illustra
ted. Though it comes from the far West, it well
beur» comparison witu KaBtern publications
character. The terra», only $1 per annum, with
large clubs,
extra premiums
sonab e. Address Alfred L. Bewail, Chicago, I I.
—The New Y'ork Tribune says of the yacht
"Much is said in praise of the yacht race, but pub
lic opinion has not yet shaped Itself into givlug foil
of the
whom it is du«. We believe that the honor
victory belong», so far as seamanship i»
Capt. Sumuel», the aailiug-mu»ter of the
office? who commanded the
clipper ship "Dreadnought" when she made,
years ago, the fastest of sailing passages across tb*
' Henrietta"—the
An Editor'll Anuoyanoea.
—One of our exchanges, after referring to
the oomplaints made by Capt. Marryatt, who
edited a magasine, says :—
" Yet Marryatt was only an editor of a
magazine, a comparatively easy task. He
never sat at his table with unprepared copy
before him aud had a long-winded visitor
iusist upon spinning some interminable yarn
or laying down in detail some theory on a
subject of no particular importance, entirely
oblivious of tho fact that the paper must go
to press in two hours, and somehow or o»bei
that copy must be ab gone through carefttlly,
put into the hands of the compositors, trans
ferred to type and the proofs read and cor
rected before the proas can start. He never
had people habitually mistake his sanctum
for a reading room, occasionally reading
aloud choice extracts from papers which he
has already perused and thrown by. He
never received calls from idiots who wanted
to know whether such and such an article
, and, if
?ans so and
,, tl . whether he
was willing to make suitable retnictloa and
explanation. But an editor of a daily paper
has to endure all this and much more. On*
of the most vexatious things is the imperfec
tion of manuscripts. During the past three
yearn there have not come info this office a
half dozen manuscripts—even from regular
paid correspondents who have written for
;ss for years—that were fit to put into
the hands of the compositor. There are his
torical errors, geographical blunders, bad
rhetoric, bad grammar, bad spelling, wonfa
inadvertently omitted, incorrect paragraph
ing and punctuation, to a greater or less ex
tent, scattered all through them. An editor
has to go carefully over every page, pencil
in hand, and make corrections ; and when
the letter appears in print of course the cred
it all
goes to the correspondent whose 9igna
lure is attached—none to the editor. The
most invariable fault of manuscripts is in the
punctuation, which iu many cases is posi
tively fearful. Yet the rules of punctuation
are- simple and all founded on principle*
easily understood ; ami then» Is less excus*
for bad punctuation than for had spelling.
Tlie most conran
too much,
lion to death.
Don't punctuate your roaiposi
— The intense
abusive character
•ppcrheadinm and vile
f "Brick" Pomeroy'6
paper, the La Crosse Democrat, has secured
for his weekly a large roui hern circulation,
the rebel spirit greatly relishing just suck
pabulum, as the high pressure blackguard
ism of the Democrat affords. It is said the
"Weekly circulates some 12,(kXi copies.—
Among the disaffected Democracy, opposed
to the cause of the Chicago Times, it is pro
posed to start a new organ in the latter city,
and place Pomeroy at the head of it.
—The Uaifimontnn CuUurist is the
, name
ot a new monthly periodical, devoted chiefly
o the culture of small fruit, and published
at Hammonton, Atlantic county, N. J.
WtlefiiMM Latflra.
Mr. Felix Bully, one of the writers for the
Paris Constitutionnel,\\HB been visitlong Ire
land,and wus charmed with the beauty of the
women. He says ; •« No European race.that
of the Caucasus excepted, cun complete with
it iu beauty. The Irish blood is of a purity
distinction, especially among the females,
which strikes«]) strangers with astonishment.
The transparent wltencss of the skiu, the ab
sorbing attention, which in France is but
the attribute of one woman in a thousand, is
here the general type. The daughter of the
as- well «s the fine lady, possesses
opal or milky tint, the arms of a statue,
foot and hand of a duchess, and the
bearing of a queen."

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