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Twenty-Will Anniversary of llio Marriage
of (itiiirral Alwoml, of
Maiiisun, Wis.
A Gathering of Fire Hundred People
—Many Notabilities
Numerous and Handsome Presents—
List of a Portion of Them.
How the General and His Wile looked
—Toilets of Some of lire Ladies.
An Address I)y llio llov, Mr. lilclmrds—
I’oom l>y lienj. i\ Taylor...
Loiters of Uegret.
Sptdal Correspondence of The Chienoo Tribune,
Madison, AVia., Aug. 120,187-f.
The silver-wedding of Gon. David Atwood, ed
itor of tho State Journal, and hto member of
tbo Stato Legislature, bae just boon celebrated
with an eclat that has proved it to bo tho
in Wisconsin, if not in tho West, for it combined
two attractions, with all tho most interesting fea
tures of each: Tho twouty-flfih anniversary of
tho wedding-day, and tho lumHowarndng which
usually accompanies tho occupancy of a now and
elegant homo.
At least 1,200 invitations wero sent out among
tho friends whom Gon. and .Mrs. Atwood would
wish to gather about thorn at such
a time, ami, as usual on such
ovont/ul occasions, many regrets were received,
—sorao from Ihoao yho wero M over tho hills and
far away," from other and distinguished friends
separated by many miles of blue sea, and from
many, who were kept away Horn a variety of ad
verse circumstances, but who sent warm tributes
of lovo and remembrance. Ae it was, when the
evening of tho 2i»LU of August came, the house
vos literally ** warmed’’ with a host of congratu
lating friends, who come to tho number of 500 or
moro, and remained long enough to taste the
sweetness of tho early morning hours. Such
uu assemblage of youth and beamy,
wealth and brains, hut seldom graces a
private roof;.for there woto very many
representative and distinguished men, beautiful,
accomplished, and educated women, and rising,
promising youth. It was not a gathering of the
leaders of fashion, a uiero scintillation from
tbo fluttering wings of society-butterflies, but
a social reunion of tho oldest and best men and
women of tho Stato, with enough of the lising
generation sprinkled through to glvo a brilliant
society status to it, and keep time with the in
spiring air of the waltz or galop.
ia a very handsome structure, of Waterloo
brick, with French roof, dormer windows,
nud all tho now and important fea
tures that constitute a family-mansion. It
is delightfully situated on Wisconsin avenue,
and commands equally fine vieuo of the town
mid lake,—a valuable desideratum iu Madison,
where each is so beautiful. It is finished and
furnished throughout in ti to American stylo.
This charming homo was Mr. Atwood’s present
to Ida wifo on tho twenty-fifth return of their
wedding-day; and its value was represented by
SI,OOO for each anniversary,—s2s,ooo in all.
There could not have been a finer night for
the occasion, if the heavens had been propitiated.
Tho air was cool and clear; the full moon bung
like a silver shield in tho sky, os if attired for
tho occasion; and, as carriage after car
riage rolled up to (ho door and
discharged tho lovely, costly freight tiny piok
or-wbite-shod foot tripped daintily over tho car
peted walk, and eager eyes looked up and down
and all about with the happiest expression, while
coral Ups said, sweetly,‘‘lsn’t it lovely?”
which included tho heavens above, and the earth
beneath, and the eligible young men in tho dis
tance, and the band playing “ soft and low ” mu
steal welcome to each and all.
Ibcy went up-stairs to tlidr respective dressing
rooms, uud were consigned to Uio careful hands
t>f a vulot or a waiting-maid. All rtio gentlemen
wore (1m regulation suit of black, with white
rest ami tio, and were attached to dainty but
tou-holo nosegays. The ladios wore en
clasped in wiapa till they resembled
Esquimaux. ami they disappeared up the wide
stairway with wonderful celerity, to rc-omorgo
from the chrrsulis state into a wonderful expan
sion of light, and color. The house was bril
liantly lighted from basement to ball-room
which is located at the top of tbo house,—and
floral offerings in groat profusion testified to the
loving attention of friends. There could not
have been a more exquisite noloctiou of llmvcrfl
thau those which filled every room with bloom
and fragrance. Upon one table iho
portraits of Gen. Atwood and his
wife were seoaratoly trained in flowers,
making distinguishing features m the floral dec
orations, Baskets ol tuho-rosos, lilies, and ge
raniums, wero placed at every available point.
Add to this that every guest carried a bouquet of
choice Uoweifl, each lady wore them in her hair
or on her bosom, and hud her dross decorated
with them, and one can imagine the brilliancy of
the reception.
Tho flrst duty of tho guests was to pay their
respects to Cion, and Airs. Atwood, who re
ceived them in a sond-circlo of sans, diupditors
und guests. They Imvo four children, all
grown.—two sons ami two daughters.
Tho three sisters of Mrs. Atwood wore
juodout, and nsidstod tho hostess in dis
pensing her graceful courtesies. They wore
Mrs. Hcidmore, of Port Washington: Airs.
Hough, of Now Bichmoiul, Win.; and Airs. Oak
]o.r, of "West Washington street, Chicago. Airs
Scidniom and Judge Colo wore thu only wit
nesses of the first marriage who wore present at
the silver-wedding.
■ Passing through tho long parlor, the guests
reached **
tiik host jNTuntsTiKa room
in tho house upon tins particular evening,
where, on tables sot apart. $lO,OOll worth of
presents was du;play«d io the admiring gaze*
und it was by no means certain that all had yet
arrived. Jarre largo tables wore loaded with
silverware, upon each article of which
was nod u card with the donor’s
name. One table was under the care of Charles A.
Boldon, the Jeweler, from whom the (roods wore
purchaat'd. Iho largo tubloe, however, which
hold tho immonso aasortmout of silver odd ervu
tai, wore under tho euiiorhitoudeuco of George
11. . Cooit, who furnished tito majority of
the expensive sols to iho different parlies who
jiresouted them. I hove prepared a list of tho
illfreiont presents, with the names of donors,
■iho Oliver was so id, very elegaullv omhosoed,
und lined with gold. It tnado a very line au
pearaoco after Mr. Cooit had placed it all in eve
tomatio order to bo seen and examined.
A magnificent ice-pitcher, with bowl ami cob
lot, on an engraved waiter.—from If. it, uiloa
Card-rceoivor. with pendent bouquet-holder
a unique and beautiful table oruuinont.—from
31 la. Otlboti Butcher, of St. Paul, Minn,
A ladle got in Hollcl mlvor lined with cold
from Dr. and Mrs. 11. Bowen. '
A fl»?>erh borry-Hpcon, from Mr. ami Mrs.
John Byraoa, odltor of lire LoUrobso Democrat
with a sentiment: May your silver amnvouaiy
yet lead to your goldoji one, and that emtalizo
in happy years finally to a diamond one.”
Apcoularlv boantifiil and tableful present won a
transparent Lorn ice-buoKot, bound in mlvor
bande, about a quart ui/e, with augur 100-tonga.
—tho whole for a ilosbWt-pieoo,— presented oy
Mr. Lucius Fairchild—American Consul at Liver
pool, England—and wife.
A uupeib central flower-stand of fronted orya
tal set in silver, and sustained from a imuislvo
und elaborate standard bv eherubH, with out
spread silver wings, was tho gift of Air. Charley
D. Atwood, the eldest ami, Vico-Oousul for the
United States at Liverpool. On each sido of
this elegant work of art is another and biuullor
piece, of correspondent beauty.
A finely-wrought bilvor imgur-apoon, croam
ladlo and botTv-upuou, wore presented by the
Ifoo. Peter I)o>lo, Secretary of State, whoso
thoughtful, Intellectual face gavo additional
tono to tbs entertainment.
A gold oream-lsdlo, with rampant oat on the
•nd 01 the elaborate and orueiueatal handle;
was tho offering of Mr. Thaddetus 0. Pound,
ax-Li*utouinit-Qovornor of Wisconsin, ami wife.
Senator Malt Carpenter contributed bin re
gards in the shape of a very noloct itilvor fish
slice, tvitli fork.
Senator Howe, of Oroon Huy, adorned llio Übru- ■
ry with bronze statuettes of Milton uml Hlmks
Tlip Him. Pliilotim Sawyer, of Oshkosh, pre
sented n silver opergno, decorated with silver
wmor-Hlict*, —otio of the most imposing gifts of
the evening.
Antique pitchers in bronze, from Mrs. and
Judge Colo.
Table saltcellar and npoous, from Mrs. S. A.
White, WliKmviitor, Wls,
A sot of icc-oreum spoons, from Mr. and Mrs.
William 11. llumaoy. Grand JUnids, Atieh.
A bomjnct-noldor in »huo frosio.l nhverwab
tcmlcrml by James M. Pox, of ilio Democrat
of nix solid tcft-“poonfl hood irilh
Rol l, largo central tmgnr-snooii, with compli
ments of .Tudgo Orton and iadv.
EloganMicriy-scoop, from Mrs. Henry Coo,
daughter of Judge Orion.
Uuo pair silver candlesticks for chamber, with
wo.vcMiidlcs ami Hfiver t-.v ing.n.dic’in, from M;;
Philip Parsons uml Airs. Wuleimun, of tho Vilas
A largo clock, with niantol-oniamouta hi hu
porii design ami llnirii, from Minnie and Kitito
Atwood, Urn young-hidy danghloro of tho Itmnm.
One dozen nut-picks, Hum Oapt. It. 15. Jackson
ami Mr. C. 31. Nelson.
An olognot tollol-set In blue and gold, not In a
silver standard, was gi.cn wiiU tho regard* of
Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Bolden.
Ex-Msyor Oiogory am) In’s wife prn.tonlod a
silver card-rocoivor, very handsome, lined v/.t'i
A lovolv solid silver snlad-knlfo and fork wa»
proeenicd hy .Mayor and airs. 8. \\\ Penney.
A very elegant ami costlv clock hi solid black
mnrblo, with oniatnu/dud tlgore and designs in
Oonctoo brongo. was given wild Iho hosviy con
gratulations of Mr. J. D. Culver—asHOcialo edi
tor of tlio Stale Journal*- and wito.
A choice design in a crcnm-iadic, Dr. William
A flugnr-sfHlng spoon came from Mr.
Dean—General Manager of lhu Noithwestoru
Life Insurance Company—am! wife.
One of (ho ImmlHonußt presents, ami which
was highly appreciated hy the recipients, was
tho handsome lee-sot. which was presented io Gen.
uml Mrs. Atwood by llio architect and builders
of their home. This nolo accompanied il:
Mr, mm 2 Mr*. Ihtrhl Ah'oo‘l;
Wo would earnestly request you to fula ico-
Bet nn a token of the bigli esteem tu wiiU-U we hold
you, and to convoy our wishes for vour future bapjil
nwaaud pcotyet-Uy, O.H.Jonk*,
An hltcct;
. Wn.r.uM Davidson,
IJ. Waiini*.*m:l,
Thou/. 1 * Ueuan,
¥, Slum*.
I\ .Davknvoct,
•T. Uium%
Fieh-knife and fork, with tho compliments of
Ferdinand Kuolm.
A splendid soup-tureen, with gold-lined ladle,
was received from His Excellency Gov. Taylor
and lady,
A cake-standard in frosted silver, gold-lined,
was given with tho compliments of Dr. Hoyt
and lady.
Silver Bait-collara liuod with sold wero given
hy tho former Attorney General of the Stato,
Col. Charles IL GUI. and lady.
A butter-knife, massive ami elaborate, from
George \Y. Pock, editor of the LaCrosse Union s
and wite.
A simp-cup with saucer, from William H.
Wheeler, a Cadet sent to West Point by Gen.
Atwood while in Congress.
A pic-knife from Col. E. Bryant, County
Judge, and Gon. £d Bryant; ‘‘ May your sil
ver become gold, and be crowned with dia
An elegant berry-lifter, with compliments of
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Funny, of Chicago.
A silver vase in the shape of an antique
Ditcher, from Dr. and Airs. Joseph Bobbins.
A silver thimble, from little Addle Dean.
A glass and silver fioral basket, from Miss
Jessie Baker.
An ash-receiver In the shape of a small tank
aud frog, by Master Watson 11. Wyman, Cin
A silver berry-scoop, from Mrs. 11. L. Patter
son, of St. Louis, with compliments and regrets.
Six Individual salts, liued with gold, from
Judge Budoy.
Liulle-Hot.'comprißlug ono large and two small
ones, elaborately engraved aud gold-lined, from
tho iXoi». B. W. Keyes and lady.
A fruit-standard, from O. It. Cook and L. Far
rington,—very elegant.
Compliments and regards accompanied a
princely gift of a dcsscrt-servico from Judge J.
C. Hopkins; Col. E. W. Keyes, Chairman of the
Republican State Committee ami X’nHtmustor of
Madison; Col. Thomas Rovnolds. Pension Agent;
Gon. Henry Hsirndon, Collector of Internal Reve
nue, aud tho captor of Jeff Davis; Capt. F. W.
Oakley, United States Marshal; W. S. MtAn,
Assistant Marshal. This club represented the
United .States Court and Post-Office.
A very piotty sot of salt and mustard spoons
was thus cpicily presented s
With the I’mjard of nn obliged am! esteeming friend,
who Blnceivly wishes tluU Ihu brlghtncra aud prosper
ity of your silver wedding uuy culmlnalo iu the
crowning glory of your golden bridal.
One of the latest presents received on this
auspicious evening was a coffee-urn ,of
elaborate workmanship, from the following gen
tlemen • Col. W. J. Cmvklin. the Hon. V/jlliam
Dennis, amlL. B. Caßauell.of Jefferson Comity.
A pair of frosted crystal celery-glasses, in an
elegant silver stand, wove presented by Prof,
and ill's. Alexander Kerr.
Two flue paintings in silver frames were pre
sented liy Clou, aud Airs. Mills,
Air. Mftik il. Irish, and Indy, of the Park
Hotel, sour, a card-receiver that was character
istic of themselves,—-a chaste and elegant de
Ex-Qov. Washburn contributed a choice ftuifc
Air, and Airs. J. It. Goodrich, of Milwaukee,
an ico-croam-cooJor, and goblet, unique and
Prom Air. and Mrs. Harlan AT. Pago, a silvor
bou paper-weight, with gold base, and tins
legend attached :
Hoping tills will protect tho papers of your desk
boiler than a “ Mutual Friend.” jj. il, luoif.
A louder little lovo-offeiing was some wax-lilios
from two little girls, llatlio amlKtbn Giles.
An Biiti-Afjicas»jirinicd and while, with silver
coin in tho centre, bearing tho dates 18;0—1874.
Col. Ooorgo A. Black, Secretary of Utah Terri
tory, soot dates and congratulations on a silver
Sir. and Airs. A. T. Glaze, of Pond.chi Lac,
send a beny-Hocnp of nohd silver, and “deeply
regret their Inability to bo present at vour silver
wedding and house-warming, but Bond yon this
semvenir jib a token of their friendship and good
will. As Irving makes Kip VaiAVlnklo say, ‘ Alay
yon live long and prosper.’”
The Hon. David Hall, late Speaker of tho As
sembly, sent a sot of heavy silver table-spoons,
if J would give any space to toilets,
the rout of tho presents, costly ami superb as
they are. Where every article given was of the
bent, 1 can only ask the reader to imagine tho
brilliancy ami splendor of the collection. By the
same mental ofl'ort of vision I must ask assist
ance in conception of the toilettes, fur it is ut
terly irnpostdolo, in the brilliant kaleidoscope of
beauty and fashion, to guise long enough with a
(Msoriminatiuit that shall give cadi belle of tho
evening her just duo. It is not enough to nay
“ Tho enotry whiteness of her lace flclm harmo
nized with tho delicate pink of her silk over
dress, which blended into amethyst dyes when it
mot tho opal splendor of her lavender silk
train;" there is still tho splendor of tho flesh to
was, as then, the cynosure of nil eyes. In this ago
of lavish display and princely luxury, tho tonduii
oy is to overdress and out-do. How refreshing,
then, to see a lady dressed in such absolute
good taste as Mrs. Atwood had evinced in her
tmletio for tho coromouy, Will: a handsome,
well-preserved form, and a face poaoli-Uko in Its
purity of complexion, there would have boon a
reasonable excuse for an. elaborate and ornate
costume. Airs. A. was dressed in the very rollue
mont of good taste, with.a gentle deference
to the silver that is beginning to weave a crown
for her declining yearn. Her dross
waH selected m Paris by Airs. Lnolus jtolroUlld
and Ails. Beau, aud was a handsome silk, of a
pale, lustrous pearl tint. It was not made in
any oxtroiuo of stylo. Tho waist was a liiisquo
with short skirt. The back of tho dross had an
overdress, but tho front breadths wore allornalo
m! c flounces and rows of black Chantilly lace. ,
A tiehu of Valenciennes lace trimmed with pink
nbhuim ami flowers, and luce undersloovoa, com
pleted tho costume. Her hair was simpJv
coiffod in waves and puffs, und partly covered
with a lace fall, composed of ribbons, white lace
and flowers. The lady was the embodiment of
that graceful roflnomout of dross, pomomiol
ami character that constitutes an honored
matron. Bboreculycd her gnosis with time gen
tie suavity of manner that is as far removed
from tho stiffness of conscious dignity os it is
from the affectation of conns.
With uuch a mother and instructor,
tub two juuonrjnw
have the eamo easy Holf-posuossiou of manner
and courtesy of demeanor. They. too. wore
plainly but elegantly dressed la whit* uauxoid*
erod robes of Paris , muslin. M/ss Minnie At
wood wore blue trimmings and turquoise jowolry.
Her blondo hair was dropsod becomingly, and
decorated with blun feathers, flowers. etc. Miss
Kittle Atwood woro a similar dioaa with pink
I find it Impossible to recall what
, , , TUB OKNtIUI,
bad on, or now ho vtoic 11. I know that his hair
was Hilvor, but nut for Uml occasion alone. Ho
whs worthy, on that as on all otlior distinguish
ing periods of life, the gtivud old name of gou
tloman. ,
Oh, btecHtnga on Ida kfmlly face, and on bhmllvcrlmlr 1
Hu cannot ask more in this lifo limn what ho
already ims.-r-honm, health, wealth, and friends.
who belongs to llio .Juno class of womon, woro
oiibtly distinguished, ovon ammig so many lopro-
Bnntalivo people. The Governor io less tit homo
tun drawing-iTmiu-asiiombly than in looislatlvo
balls j bm, ut this gnlhoring, ho round a loanion
of kindred souls with >ory material nluincn,
however; for tho aggiogatn ponderosity of such
men as riov. Tarim, ox-Uov. Washmirn, Senator
Carpenter. tx-LimiL-Oov. Pound, .1. 0. Hood*
rich, the lion. IMnleius Sawyer, ami others of
that ilk, is beyond tho avomgo estimate of a
modern oarpm.-knigut. „
llio Miesou Sawyer woro tho oynomiro of all
eyes, not only on account of their romarkablo
penutiiol beauty, but ftutu the fact of their be
ing Minimig iho best-dressed young ladies in
tlin room. Miss lawyer woro ti striped
winio grenadine, whits »iuiu stripe, with blue
cm :o Mowers and ntoliings, with pearl jewelry
and daisies. .Miss Emu Sawyer was perfectly
exquisite hi pink silk,—pink of iho pinkest. Hor
loyolv nook uml arms—nmi'e lioautilul timn tho-io
nf titiv statue oyer created—were uncovorotl, and
«uo o;imwl off rim prim nf having too simillost
waist of any young lady ut tue nnrty. Mm.
PlitloitiH Sawyer, their gentle, ludv-llho mother,
who tho iic-phtH-uUm of married belles. Her
dtous wan campoi.od of two shades of celestial
blue, with a deep black flounce of Chantilly luce,
the drapery of laco about her holm* in ndmlrahJo
tiiHlo. Jim*dliinnmilu woro much adnnroil. Mins
t'aUeruou, «l St. Lunin, a guest of tho Park
Hdiivo. was benuMful and distinguo. Sho woro
a deep hull’ Hlk uiidcritrcss, with a
pnffotl wlliio organdy over it, literally banded
with largo red muon, full Mzo, forming a circle
around her low neck, anna, waist, ami ovor
ttkirc, Sho woro heavy biindo of gold above hor
clbnwy, emmoctod with tho bracelets at hor
wrist by nniHstvo chains. Her dark huinvna dco
orutod wilh rohoa. Sho bud a heavy gold chain
and diamond cross on hor nock, uml sho divided
tho honors and admiration of personal uppour
ancs with .Mrs. ox-Oov. Pound, who is a fair
brunette, with a wonderfully brilliant com
plexion, almost wax-liko in its transparent
fidmoffo. and lighted up by eyes of
oxuuoniitmry brilliancy ami dopth. Her dross
was a rich Hulmmi-cojorod gioa-gram silk, with u
niunillccnt point-applirpie lloinico, looped with
clusters of purpio and w'hltu gruiics. Tho lacs
iliclm sho wore was looped on tho shoulders with
a cluster of grapes. 'Elegant diamond uolltalro
oarrmi's, oacli ono us para and lustrous as tiio
tear of a Perl, hung from hor HhclMiko oats,
ami gleamed with iridescent light against the
marble paleness of hor lovolv chooli.
Mis. Mayor Culver was dressed in white puffed
illusion, witu velvet brctollor and pink rosea.
The effect on such a beautiful woman was por
fuel. Miss Lizzie Wutd, daughter of
Up. Ward, and iiancoo of Air. Charles
Atwood, Assistant United States Vico*
Consul, was dressed beautifully in nm or
silk, She is a very stylish girl, with browu hair,
and dark, pathetic eyes, capable of expressing a
groat vaiioty of emotions. Her manner is a
model lor young ladies. It ba-i what wo call
style, the English “good form,*’ and the French
“ chic,” which w«* imorprot iu a modulated senso.
Without bring a prude, she has a gentle decorum
of manner that gives wav to the greatest vivaci
ty, hut never approaches rudeness. In two
weeks from the 21st sho gives her band iu mar
riago to thu husband of hor choice, and, from
the antecedents of both, 1 predict a perfect
union. Thm is tho llrak public announcement of
tho marriage, and iu sanctioned by those most
nearly concerned.
Miss Connovor, daughter of Prof. Connovor,
was dressed in a stylo of artistic bounty that took
one back to the days of Louis Quatbrzo. Her
dross was made with a courl-train, (united front
breadth, cut-away jacket, Imperial vest, and
citmoo roses. Mo jewelry. A silver buttor-lly
gleamed in her lovely blonde hair, in conjunc
tion with a cameo pink feather. The silk of bar
dress was a pale blue.
Miss Sadie Fuller wore & very attractive dross.
Tho front was composed of alternate stripes of
blue silk and corn-color. Basque of the blue
bilk, with rovers of the corn-color. Short
baby-sleeves, with uudorfaU of point luco.
Mihs Abram, of Croon Hay, wore a puffed
Urlcian with green geraniums, blue trimming.
Uor hair was elaborately powdered, —a silvering
that was very becoming to her piquant stylo of
beauty. Miso Flora Van Nostrand—a largo, ele
gant gir), mth the form of a Cleopatra—wore
white puffed tarlcUu, with pale lavender waist
and Rash, red and white gladiolas iu her hair;
trix-buUoucd kids; coral jewelry.
Mrs. Yan Moatrand wore black silk, with lace
trimmings and jots, and wild apple-blossoms in
hor hair. Sirs. Peek, wife of tho editor of tho
LaCrosso Sun, was elegantly dressed in a tinted
uilk, with cluster of Paris muslin flounces, and
sleeveless jacket of white Swiss.
J.urns Ross.
.Mrs. Dr. Ingnian wore white puffed tarlolan,
trimmed with rutiles of Week lace, alternating
with strips of blue silk; Rucquc of blue and white
stripes! pink roses. Afro. Mayor Oakley, a
brilliant brunette, wore an elegant costume of
black l«co and pink mile.
It is utterly impossible to describe all tho cos
tumes, though tho ones wo omit wore quite as
elegant as any given. Tho profusion of gay
coloiod flowers the ladies wore made their
toilettes dazzling, mid there was more than an
average profusion or costly laces. Prominent in
the assembly wore Aire. Samuel IClaubar; Miss Al
len, of Milwaukee,* AlinsPramioyj Mre.O.S.Mer
ritt, of Beloit; Alisa Curtis; Airs. Col, Goodrich,
of California; Alies Maggie Snell, Airs. Still
man, formerly Turner, and sister of Alls. Pago ;
Airs. Bash ford ; Gen. Taylor’s handsome daugh
ter, tall aud svelte; Misti Jonnio AIUIs; All's.
Gregory; Airs. Gov. Taylor, and a host of
was on & par with all tho rest of this charming
fete.—a perfect success. The great dining
room was hung with pictures ami garlanded with
flowers, ana the Brussels carpets wore hidden
under a cloud of canvas. Tho tables wore load
ed with delicacies and substantial*. The brides
cakos occupied each end. They wore white
with ornaments, and decorated with sil
•vored devices; u pair of hands clasped
lovingly on the frosting, and on
the third linger of one baud gleamed a
silver ring. At the sides wore various salads,
cold moats, sandwiches, clmrlottu-russos, pyra
mids of ice-cream, water-ices, molds of fancy
creams, lady-lhigors, silver-cakes, and macaro
ni, kisses, and miperlino coffee and lea. Tho
dishes wore all arranged artistically, and gar
nished with flowers. EporgneH of choice fruits,
and standards of enko, ornamented tho whole
length of iho table; and tho display of family
silver on the sideboard was quite imposing. Tho
servants wore tried uud true, and run tho extra
machinery smoothly uud happily.
Before tho daucing for the evening began, the
Bov. Air. Biclmrds, Congregational minister
spoke touchingly to tho loug-wedilud pair, ami
ull heads were bowed in a moment’s solemn
acknowledgment of tho tender appeal.
was us follows
Ufa IwH its clouds for all, they toll us, but surely to
night tlmy show only their ulivur lining. For their
brilliant fares reflect only tho brlghlncHi of mat sun
of bhvwhig dial bail been shining over you for a yiur
for of a century. Few urn the couples whotfluua un
der tho wedding-bolls in life's young prime who may
henr together tbo silver ehimefl ring tholr flay peals
fur Uni twcnly-llflh anniversary. You ure of the elect
thus favored. Ami now Ufo only turns back u leaf hi
its book, that you may buys snotuer honeymoon, ami
lopcut In your malum* years (lie happy lonmuco of
youth; ami may it Im io lot you round mii/molher
qimrler-centmy together, that you may touch that
golden imiodouo whose glitter we discern far down
the years. Few of mi heard the plighted vows Hint
muds you one, but these bauds thus clasped to-night
are u token of the past uud future union of your
Ami inay Iho God who has blest you all tho way bless
yon u» (he etui, and, in the reunions of otorully, crown
you with the richer joys of Heaven.
Alter this, Judge Orton road a poom of Ben
jamin 3<*. Taylor’s, written for tbo coromouy. It
was hoard with doop interest.
.... luuniEm .
iho following regret from Allulstor Kublools
of interest:
llnjtrd Htatkh Legation, Ukrnb, July 2l».
PKAh GiiNimAi,: I need scarcely say how much I
regret that I tun nimble ta avail myself of your kind
InvllMUm UittUeudlho double festivity,—the hum©,
warudng, and tbo silver-wedding. I must, therefore,
content myself with rending my cordial feUeUullous
for the occasion, ami with expressing tho wish (hut
yon may livo long und happily in your now homo, uud
celebrate ibcn Ibid oilier and flohtou uunSverflary
which only a foriunute few are permitted over to com,
Mrs. llnbloo joins in regrets and warmest regards
Sincerely yours, Iloiuaa Itum.Ki:.
A telegram from an absent nephew was re
ceived, U simply stated that ho umild not at
leml, and roferrej to the Third Epistle of John,
voivea l!J and M. Jly readers can ao tho aamo.
With ono more L finish :
MulUnr Otnernl unit Mrs, AtwanJ t
it was lovely of you to tomombornift at thte happy
hour, and but for the “all will** of event* 1 ihouia
have lata with you, Aooeyk tuy vtfiaU mid wariOHt
TJIK Htri'FKll
congrnhjfatfont, I wish t could Bond von a “iHver
Umiiß lor every dark cloud that may lu llio fnluro
oycrHUaduw yon, and jnaku it bo lliut you might
always mo It 5 Iml lam povrnrlcaa. I will pray Our
I'litnop fo do thla. An yon are now In your nowand
lioituunil homo, surrounded by lovod om*, may all l»
eventually gathered “in (hat bouse not made with
bauds, eternal in tho iLiavoiiH." Yoiirn nlucorcly,
hAKR Fonr.HT, Aug. 32, MW, 0. A I’. Haovki’.
With tills ends* faithful record of tho groat
aUvor-wcddlug at Madison. M. L. 11.
“ Dls is my s’lp, an* mo’s do Boot ob Edln
“No, Dollio, you ain't. J'tn tbo Buko, and
you’re tho Bachess. A girl can’t bo a Buko,
you silly I"
“Mo's not silly dlrl, an’ mo tan bo do Boot.
Mayn’t mo bo a Boot, an* wear dold buokons,
Lolly dear? Dorgo says mo mayn’t.”
“ What a bloke yon nro, Dollio! as if you could
bo a Buko I Why, you’ll wear a crown If you’ro
tho Princess—Princess—wbul’s her name? Now,
hold vour head still, do, and I’ll put it on. I
won’t play with you, 801110, if you’ro so’dicu
lous, an’ don’t do wlml I've toiled you.
This throat extinguishes Dollio—poop, small
Dolllo of -11 Sho submits to bo hauled ponder
ously from tho old wlokor chair ou tho lawn (11.
M. S. Galatea for tho uouco) by George's stout
arms; and to havo her wco, round faoo, and
shining. crneuH-colorod curls, matlo hideous by a
Hllff, unwieldy crown of brown paper pinned
together by nurso. It Is much too big, so big
that It drops down ovor tho baby brows and blue
oyos ; and Dollio has to Hold it up painfully
wllh ono dimpled paw In order to got ovon a
litilo glhnpso of Ocorgo, who Is busy attiring
himsolf in an old zouave jacket of mlno with
gold buttons. Bomchow, though Dolllo has
novor hoard of woman’s rights, sho fools that
hors havo boon trampled on at present; and that
Qoorgo—dogmatic 7-yoar-old Georgo, with
shaggy golden hair out across tho forehead, and
fulling over his sailor collar behind—lias de
cidedly tho boat share of lifo; and that sho.
Dollio, must submit, or bo loft to onjoy her
feminine rights iu loimlinoss. Above, tho sky is
vary, vary bluo, a deep vault of dazzling
sapphire just blistering ou tbo horizon
with white. Tho very trees Boom to
hang their hoads under tho wolght of groom
Grout dusters of roses, pink, yellow, and volvoty
crimson, waggle to and fro, and burst in showers
of gaudy petals upon tho yellowing emerald of
tho lawn. 'lbo jessamine which covers tho
front, of tho rectory is liko a night bonoath
tho tropics, it is so mcrustod with white, gleam
ing stars. Tho hands of scarlet geraniums and
azuro-ouppod nomophyln, under llio ji'auo trees
ou tho edge of tho lawn, make my eyes ache
with their painful glare. Even tho weight of
fnusnnoo fiom those (all, snow-ivbito lilies and
i-hady seringa bushes is too much on such u day.
I lean back in a low caun-chnlr under tho biggest
plane tree, ray bond against tho trunk, my idlo
bauds •barely closed ovor the ncglgctod work lu
my lap; while up from the rlvor comes tho
“swish, swish " of tho canal-boat through tho
lazy, Huu-brimmod.waters, tho whisllo of tho
boy who drives those great, heavy hoi see along
tho low-path, and tho taint, sweet jingle of tho
bolls on thoir harness. Mrs. Povoril, tho rec
tor’s widowed sister, who Jives with him since bis
wife’s death, is out paving calls in the pouy
carrlago. My mostor is hr tho study working, I
suppose (no boat seems to mako him Idle), and
Gcnrgo and Dollio rehearse u. revised edition of
tho marriage ceremony under tho magnolia troo.
“Will you lovo, wash up, and bay at mo?"
says Gooigo, calmly uniting tho offices of priest
andbridegroom in his own person; and Dulho
answers: “Us, Dorgo ; but oo’l lot mo d’ivo In
do s’lp wis oo af’orwards,” with a wive precau
tion which it !b a pitv other brides arc not al
lowed to follow. I mint my eyes, and fool
drowsily, deliciously,
only bow is it possible to bo anything else on
ono of tlio drowsy, delicious days witU wliicb
heaven often favois Devonshire in the loafy
month of Juno?
I cannot bavo quite dropped off to sloop, how
ever ; for presently lam conscious that some
one else has come out on tho lawn, ami is look
ing at us. A voice says. “ How happy you all
look I” aud I, opening my oven with a start, see
Ihe I lev. Mr. Clifford (mv master, as I call him)
standing close to üb, a broad felt bat shading bin
mild gray nyes, bis bands, still bolding tbo
J/Stewi'UM, folded behind bis back, bis tall figure
slightly bowed ns bo smiles down on tbo young
trio before him. We look up, aud smile at him.
Sven 1 am not oh much ashamed of my idleness
ns a govcrncsH should bo; and tbo children raise
a delighted shout that pina shall come ■ and
“play too."
Papa cau bo Doan Stanlov," erica George in
high Rico. “ Papa, me an’ Dollio’a being mar
44 Indeed I” Bays papa, coming over tome ; “ is
not that a rather solemn nrocceeding to take
place without the paternal benediction ? . Sup
pose I play at forbidding the banns?"
44 They are enacting the Duke's wedding, eir."
way I, giving up my chair to him, and subsiding
on to an inverted nower-pot instead.
41 And you’re to bq Doan Stanley, napa. Oh!
•won't it hr jolly 1 '• ’
adds George, thrusting himself between Ills
father’s knees and dancing with excitement. My
master makes a little 44 mono expressive of
what deponent uaith not.
“If you .are going to pile uudosired dlgoltlos
on me, Ooorcio, couldn’t you make mo Metro
politan of St.- Petersburg at once ?” ho suggests.
44 X would bo Just as agreeable.”
George considers a moment; then, with a
deep sigh. “No, you can’t ho that, because, you
koo, I can’t poiouuco it, and Dollio can’t noitlaer.
She can’t peroimco any but Uttloat words. It’s
sucli a bother.”
Mr. Clifford laughs and takes the guilty
Dollio on his knee. 44 My buttercup,
who has been extinguishing you?" ho
Hays, tossing the brown-paper crown on to the
lawn, and kissing the little Unshod face. “I am
afraid being Duchess is .fatiguing work, woo
woman, If truth wore known." And indeed
Dollio heaves a sigh of relief at the deprivation
of her dignities, mumbles with her lips against
hop father’s, 44 Mo so tcri/y s’oopy, papa," and
curls herself np like a little dormouse for a doze,
A kind-man, Mr. Clilford, one of those grave
and gracious natures which never run riot in Joy
or sour under Borrow: a man m whoso arms In
fants love to uoKtlo, and lo whose foot stray dogs
run for protection; a man with a largo, gentle
heart, and a wise, studious mind: moHt pure
from evil himnclf, most pitiful to evil in others.
I am very proud of my master, pmud and fond
too; and I have cause for both; for indeed ho
is exceedingly good and kind to mo. Lot mo
never forget tlmt--moHt kind and good,
•‘And whore is my Bister gone?” lie asks after
a minute or two’s silent contemplation of his
sleeping daughter, Dollio is wonderfully like
her mother, even as I remember her, weak and
“ Out in tho pony carriage, air, I believe, to
pay wills." #
“And bring young Olyn homo. Hi tlio way,”
with a aucldon mart, “I did toll you, did I not ?"
*• What, «ir?" ’
“ About thin boy’a coming."
“ Boy 1 No,"
“ How very etupld lam : and Emma told mo
bo particularly to raontlou jt. Ho in
and bo Ib coining to upend a abort time with uh.
Kmma Bald aho would moot him at tho Hhtion
and told mo to auk you to uco to tbo children
having their holiday plumage on at tea ; and tbo
laldo l«;oitlIv laid { plenty of fruit and llowoia,
Bba Haul, Boar mo, what a raorov I came out! I
should certainly bavo forgotten,"
"A mercy Indeed r I echo with a
Httlo inward shiver at the thought of Mrs.
Tovoril returning with her guest to liml no won
urallouH made for bin welcome. The next mo
mont, however, being a patriotic and enthusiastic
damsel, oven Unit thought fades before the roo
ol led ion of tbo gunat’H title to a grand roerm
non; and £ repeat with an ocatatio gulp, “Ono
of our Ashanteo ncldlcm, really ?"
“Yea. OarrGlYn, of tbo Xllflns; Oaptaln
n b / i ,JO thunlm to the blao/ia having
numbed off two of his superiors, Ho was only a
Junior -Lieutenant when be wont out, Ab, well •
puo man b me-at iagouoroll.v another man's poison
in tbm world. Lot mi hope in the next tboro
will bo uo such bar between (ho brotherhood of
sympathy. Capt. Norria was Carr's greatest
friend; and yet tbo boy writes of his promotion
os if—. But, after all, you cut tbo best rosea
no oa to give tlio others room to blow."
“ And bo has earned luh reward nal-
Joutly. sir. Thoy u n have." .1 £»»
warmly, and wjtb a Httlo unoonaolous
roiimmnontin my tone wlilcb makes Air. Clifford
VA h 1 d*mr, you uro young, and yoursym
palluos arc all with tho young and living. Whoro
uro you going?"
“ To see about tho things Mrs. Peyoril wiahod
done, sir."
'■“Makohastobaok thou. I will take owe of
“Won’t they trouble yon, air
‘ A JJfU* of lire fcmgJtuo of tteireo dodi
ono good after much of thin oarth’ii slavery ; and
I have boon slaving hard to-day. Go and
for tho conquering hero."
“ Tho chlldron’B feathers,”! put In laughingly,
as I urn off ; but, all the aamo, after 1 havo hoou
to tho decoration of tho table with tall vases of
ronos and lousamluo, and shallow baskets of
luscious strawberries, and white and scarlet
cberrnsi after I havo assisted nurso to lav
out Dolllo’s white frock and bluo snsh and
Georgia's Sunday suit, 1 slip away to
my own woo, lavondur-scontod ohambor over
the porch, rotwist tho ouil of wavy bronzo-cal
otod hair on tho top of my small, Tain head,
clmngo mv limp morning gown for ono of lilac
nuißhu, fresh and crisp aa slarch and flutlug
irons can make it, and ovon go to llm length of
tucking a littto knot of white seringa and lomon
scoutnu voibonn into my bolt, whero 1 hojio Mrs.
I’ovoril won’t notice it. I don't want to loavo
Bysslmm vicarage, ovon for homo, when thoro
avo too many mouths thoro already. Dolllo does
not disapprove of tho adornment. Seated on
my bed, with her starched skirts spread round
iior like a chceso-plato, she looks on gravoly,
and veays with a doinuro sigh when all is done :
“Now talc mo down. Oo woily pltty, I sink;
more woily pltty zan napa!”
Wo, I and tho chjklion, color tho drawing
room hfliul-in-lmiid, Ooorgo prancing “ tiko tlie
Hhah's pink hurso,” and Dolllo hanging hack
with all her weight, ono fat linger lucked
ball-way down her throat in shy dread of tho
stranger. Between tho two lam rather llushod
ami breathless, and only got a glimpse of Mrs.
X’overU and beside her a tali, shin lad, m light
gray, who springs to his foot os my master says :
“ Ah. boro are the children I” and comas forward
with outstretched hand and a pleased, surprised
look, saying something about “not knowing
there was a grown-up Miss Clifford."
Of course it is horribly awkward. Ot course
my face is scarlet with confusion, and my hands
grasp tho children's tighter m tho endeavor nob
to seo tho hand held out to mo, Says Mrs. Pov
oril, in that peculiarly quenching touo which 1
dread most:
“ Miss Leslie is
Core. Como lime, mv loves, and speak to Capt,
Ulvu. Miss Leslie, shut tho door if you please."
This Is Mrs. Povoril’s llltlo way of soiling
things to rights. Mv mastor’s is different, Ho
lu near tho door, ami before 1 can obey has shut
it, laving his baud light ly ou mv shoulder.
“ Yes, Miss Los lie Is tho children’s
good angel," ho says, with that smile
in tbo voico which ono can hoar, “If sho makes
Dolllo liko herself, I shall have a grown-up
daughter to bo proud of. Lob mo introduce
Cant. Qlyn to you, my dear."
And so 1 am made known in proper form to
tho hero from Ashantcs. I do not think Mrs.
Povoril is pleased; but when her brother speaks
in that touo sho does not daro interfere. 1
should not, 1 know. It is a very pleasant even
ing. Over tbo piled-up dowers and fruit, tbo
rich cronn, savory pios, and home-made cakes
of onr Devonshire tea-table, I catch glimpses of
a young, bright face, tamiod by tho sun, and so
handsome—so wonderfully handsome; and a
little girlish hand, not looking big ouongh to
hold a sword, but soamod right across with one
broad rod scar—“a nigger’s lick,” bo tolls
Qoorgo, laughing. Dolllo profits by my abstrac
tion to oai so much cake that sho falls asleep in
my lap after tea. and has to bo carried off to
bod; but Georgo is so fascinated by
the hero’s talcs that ho demands an
hour’s grace, which being conceded I
am sent for from Dollio’s bedsido to go down
again. Mrs. Povoril never being qulto easy ns to
wuat Qoorgo may suv or do, unless I am tboro
to look after him. Somehow tbo hour of super
vision to-night gets stretched to two, and I am
glad of It. Oh 1 that pitiless sun, those terrible
marches, and cowardly enemies, how can ho
laugh ovor thorn now us ho docs I But I foruot;
gallant natures make light of what turns weak
women’s blood to water. When at last George
and Isay “ good-night,” I becoino slowly con
scious that I have boon staring silently into that
glorious young soldier faco
all tbo ovonmg, and that my ridiculous fingers
nro hot and trembling from the light touch of
that suorrod right baud.
Wo arc all gathering cherries in tho orchard
this mornlug«-wo, meaning George, DolHo, and I,
6t>n entendus, Above oar head a light groon
tapestry of loaves Rustics softly in the
fresh breeze, and the countless scarlet, shining,
translucent balls gliiiten inby-liko in tbo sun
shine, against a sky all glorious cobalt-bluc, and
pilod-up masses of white. Under our foot is
the short, sweat grass, green as emerald, and
starred vvl‘h .golden, widodlppod buttercups.
George and I spring, and stretch, and clutch at
the rtpu fruit, while little Dollio Hits on lb o grass
and laughs as the crimson showers rattle into
the deep basket prepared for thorn. George’s
one idea now is soldiering.
“ Oh. Miss Leslie," ho cries, bis left check
perilously distended by an unusually big “ black
heart," “don’t rou wish you was a soldier,
like Cousin Carr?" (Capt. Glyn is. a cousin
of tbo Pevorilu, so my pupils bavo adopted
him.) •• It would bo so jolly." You could
dross tip like a man, you know. Bill Stump
kina, the blacksmitu’u sou at Cborloy, went for
a drummer boy, an-.I bud hia leg blown right off
by a bullet, you know, and I’m sure Mrs.
Suimpkina would tend you bis jacket
and trousers. Bill Is no bigger than
you ’ooptlug about boro, you know"—
clasping mv waist with two purple-stained, sticky
bands. “ You goes in (hero, you know, and gets
Ucklor than me; bub Bill - f|
“ Yes, I fear Bill’s jaoicot would have to be
slightly taken in at the waist." says a laughing
voice; and turning round, I see Capt. Glyn
loaning against tho trunk of a cherry tree, In's
bright blue eyes dan dug with amusement, lb
is very odd, but, like “Annie’s little lamb" in
tlio nursery song, “Wheresoe’er tho ’chil
dren’ arc that ‘soldier's’ muc to follow." I
suppose I ought to object to it; but I don’t.
and I like being near him, looking at him, and
listening to his light, daring talk. £ think Uo
likes mo tooho always trios to draw mo into
the conversation, and yesterday evening ho gave
Ooorgio a little bunch of wild harebells to gtvo
tno. I Blieuldn’t have thought much of that;
hut later. when Mis. Pevoril asked
him if lie had oujoyod a picnic to
which ho had gone witfc the Gore-Langtons, ho
said it was 14 beastly stupid," and that the ooly
pleasant live minutes in the day wore when ho
got away from all those overdressed girls into
a little copse full of harebells, and thought of
(ho vicarage ami its inhabitants. Mrs. Pevoril
said, 44 Now, Oarr, there’s a prottv compliment
to your old cousin!’ 1 and then ho looked at
me—such a saucy, merry Amkl I wonder if ho
saw the harebells in my'belt.
Now, while I was blushing furiously at his
midden appearance, he says, us calmly as possi
ble %
“ Well, Miss Lioslie, wh at do you say to
George’sproposition? I shall second it most
heartily, provided yon promise to enlist mrav
regiment, I don’t- think I c ould suffer yon to
appear in any other j against regimental rules,
you know."
44 Oapt. Olvu,” tmv I prlmlv, and stripping the
ehotnes vigorously from a Ion:?, slcndor bough,
44 inyou wore more used to cl lildron, you would
kuow that they never talk anything but non
sense—George especially."
* 4 Why, illsH Leslie, you know you told mo
there’s nothing you’d like bettor than lo have
crossed the PraU with Cousin Carr. if you boon a
man," cries Goorgo, 44 Carr, do ask Mrs, Btump
kms about the jacket; she’ll do it for you. Our
Emily put it on lor fun on Wednesday when wo
went about the washings. Mrs. Stumpidns'
our w.ißhorwoman, you know; and she uadu't
sent homo
o .v« ov «»» lkswe’h stockings, and .»*
4 ‘ George! " a shriek of deprecation, drowncil
In a ringing laugh from Carr Qlyu.
44 Well, Kmlly said it was yours, Mina Leslie-.
But what ’ould voudo about your hair ?. Cousin
Carr’s is short."
bu.yh Capt. OWn, . oerslatiug in on
oouraging flourgo's volubility. “ l am afraid
I should have to out off sumo of tbot>o auburn
trosscH. llogimontfll rules, you know."
“Aunt Emma takes hons off at night,”
puts In George contldeulmUy. “Thal ; s
much nicer. Emily uaya sbo buys all bor
hair in London; but Alins Leslie hasn’t got
money enough, film's too poor, you know.
Isn’t it a pity she's bo poor? WhonTm a man
I’m going to marry her and give her all
mv- "
further Qeory/e would have run on
within the protection of Hunt. Olvn’a arms and
Capt. Olyn’s mocldug eyes M uncertain: for at
(his moment Dollio, who has been silting quiotlv
on tbo grass at mv feet, stufling cherries into
her little oink mouth, nets ud such a doleful roar
(hat it drowns all else, forgot Qoorgo in
•matching her up in my turns, and asking
HJixioaaly ia who hurt. What is it, my da£
ling? '
• “ Don’t do away. Lolly. Tay wismo ah’papa.
3io don t want oo do away." Holly sobs between
ovory roar, and with fat urmi i clasped round my
nook ns 1 carry her away lowa rd tbo Imuso. Bomo
ouo stops us boforo iro roach It—-sonic ouo whoso
study window looks out ou. tbo orchard—and
asks i
"Wjmfc has happened? Ia my little girl
hurt?" J “
“Lolly doin’away, papa ” cries HoIHo, still
holding mo with one baud while she stretches
tuo other to hor father. “ Cuthm Carr'a doin' to
*' It is Homo nonsotino of George's, * I pat in
hurriedly, nlraont crossly ? but why should mv
ridiculous faoo grow so rod, and why .are ohil
diou ro irrational? “110 wauled mo to bo a
soldier, and Dollin took it in o&rnoat. Polllo,
how can yon be ao tdUy ?”
Hut my master takes tbo little gooooy in bis
arras, and does not laugh as I think ho might.
On the contrary,.thole is a strange look, half
sad, halt novoco, as he says t
“ Don’t aoold Dolllo because her loro for you
makes her sottish, Mias Leslie. Wo older onoa
might glvo you • God speed * aloud if you wore to
go from us; but lam afraid wo should all cry
out terribly in private,”
I think it Is about this time that things begin
to go wrong i not very wrong—ln such a peace
ful place as Byssham Vicarage that would be
virtually impossible—but just enough wrong to
bo different from unual; and tbo worst of It is
that there la no earthly cause for it, and that
ovory one sooins equally to Mams, except Capfc.
Olyu—l must say that. Ih duos nothing, poor
follow ! except lio brighter and more pleasant
dsv by day; but for tbo rest of us—well, for me,
( may ns well begin with my own faults—thorn
is something decidedly out of Joint. I seem
always in a hurry ami a lldgotnow, Qoorgo’s
spoiling is tedious, and Dollio’s ABO wearing,
illy clothes won't go on as easily as usual, and
my hair tabus au immense time “doing.”
Gcorgo twice tells me 1 arn “cross,” and 1 101 l
him no Is naughty, and wo have words on
the subject; while Bollio, instead of stick
ing to mo as usual like a Httlo leech,
slips away to nurse, . and sa>a in self
defense when sought for, “Lolly uobbor toll
mo torios now.” But bow can I tell stories when
Z am listening to ihoso terrible ones of Carr
Glyu’s Asbantoo advoutmos ? and would not any
ono bo cross wlion, if Ooorgo would only hnlsh
his spoiling quickly. Capt Olvn has promised to
row uh down to Oborley, whoro tbo children’s
giamlmulbor lives, and so spare us a long, hot
walk? Ho sooms always trying to hnd httlo
things to plousa us in. Indeed, I think bo
would live in tbo school-room If ho wore allowed
(which ho is not); and bo has brought mo now
music from London, and a lovoly water-color
sketch of Birkot Foster's to copy; and often
says bo wishes the Ooro-Langton girls, or ovou
Ladies Emmeline and Alary Firth, wore half as
nice and natural as 1 am. 1’ think he is nice, and
yot somehow I don't foul particularly happy; iu
fact, sometimes
i don’t peel lurrr at all.
For one thing, Mrs. i’ovord ia cross, very cross.
Bho has Hnubhod mo more than onco boforo Carr,
r.mi la alwavs pouncing ou mo at odd inter
vals aa If in tho hope of finding mo idle. lam
afraid I am rather idle of late. Twice I have
qui<o forgotten Dollio in tho garden ; and onco I
lot Qoorge got up to bis knees in a muddy ditch
bccanao I was listening to something Capt. Giyn
(lio had joined us in our walk) won toiling mo.
Of course it was very careless aud neglectful,
but I uovor did so boforo, ami Mrs. Povenl need
not l)o quite so angry, or say such unploaoaut
things. Am I to blame because this gallabt.
sunuy-hoarloil young soldier likes to bo with
mo ? No one else does, except the children. I
should be lonely enough otherwise. Even my
master uovor comes near mo now, but him taken
to almost living in thn libiary; and though bo
onco interposes to roacua mo from quo of Mrs.
I‘ovonl's lectures, it Is done in a way which shows
mo ho thinks mo quite as much to blame as sho
does. Jlolooltstoriiblylll.it is true; and yot
when I onco aslrhim (timidly, furhisumnuoria so
altered) if ho ia unwell, ho aiiya “ No,” very short
ly ; thou comes hack, apologizes for hia abrupt
nose, and go?s quicklv away boforo I can speak.
Indeed, I hardly sco him at nil now; nod ho sel
dom speaks to mo even when wo moot, it is
very strange. Komctirocs 1 feel almost inclined
to cry about it; ho used to bo sa kind, so won
drously kind and godtlo. And oven now lie is
not unkind, for often I dud tho very little duties
I hnvo been neglecting lightened for mo, and
that papa has taken out tho chilnrou for thoir af
ternoon wall;, so that I am free to amuso myself
as I list, and “ look melancholy ” over my free
dom, as Capt. Olyn save when he suddenly over
takes tao in my soliuty constitutional.
“ Mr. Clifford has taken tho children,” I say
“Ami nro not you thankful? I should havo
thought you would be delighted to get rid of tho
htfio plagues. Why, they nro always plastered
to ynur side.”
“ Indeed they aro not.” I cry. “They used to
bo; but now they aro quite—quite glad to »o to
their papa. It is vory—and here I choko
aud try to wink away something misty in my
“And you are Jealous!” exclaims Carr.
“Jealous about a couple of tiresome brats I I
wish to Heaven I were iu their shoos for ono
half hour. Why. you ought to bless old Clifford
for his paternal affection.”
“he is Nor so old,”
I say resentfully. “Ho is only 41.”
“Aud therefore old, iu comparison with my
bol/ of 25 and you of 91.”
“ How do you kuow my ago ?”
“ Goorgo told mo. Please don’t look so indig
nant. I can’t help your pupil’s confidences.
But I must say I was glad to hoar it.”
“ I must eay I can’t guess why I"
“ After that solemn ago a young ladr is out of
leading-strings, and is free to bo as unworldly
and happv as she pleases. I like freedom.”
Capt. Glyu’s voice is merry, but his ores aro
not. - Their bluo doptha aro looking into mine
with & tender, anxious expression. Somehow I
can't answer by reason of a flutter in my throat.
Also uiy face has turned scarlet: and all of a
sudden it flushes on mo that tho Iloctor’a guest
bus no business to bo walking with tho Hector’s
“ X am going homo now,” I say, stopping ab
ruptly. “So good-by for tho piosout.
“Good-byl and why? lam going homo
“ No, you wore going to tho ball."
“ I have changed my miud; I like boing with
you bettor.”
“ Bui I do not like it.”
“ Again why ?”
u Bec-mso—because I don’t” (rather lamely).
“ Do I boro you so dreadfully thou ?”
u No, not at all; but £ don’t think Mrs. Pov
oril would bo pleased."
“ Hang Mrs. Pcvorll I What could Hho say
hntthstlam happier with yon than with anyone
else, and would fain snatch every minute——”
“Copt. Glyn, don’t talk in that way, please.”
lam hurrying on quickly now. Uo overtakes,
aud nuts his hand on my arm.
“ Miss Leslie,” ho ways, “ why aro you no
cruel ? Am £ not unforiunaio enough, that you
grudge me even the few precious momeuta of
your aovioty winch manes life bearable?”
“ Unfortunate! Yon !'*
“Yes? don’t you know? AU, Mias Leslie—
Marion, let wo cull yon so onco—can’t you pity
me at leant for my folly, if Colly it ia,
“ Miss Leslie t Papa, 1 liuowed It waa Mies
Leslie! Do stop,”
It ib George’s voice, and it comes through a
break in the hedge under which we are walking.
1 look up with a start, ami see, on tho other
side, Mr. Clifford with Dollio in his arms
and George by tho hand. Even iu that
moment of agitation 1 tbink how ill, how awful
ly ill and worn ho is looking, somewhat ao ho
did in tho terrible time after Mrs. CltiTord'u death.
i.QorQ thau a year a«*; but though I try to say
something—what I hardly know—in my confer
idem, ho docs not look at me; bo looks at Cupt.
Glyn, and to him he sava:
“I thought sou had' gone to the ball, Carr?”
“ Was on my way there, hut mot Miss Leslie
hurrying homo alone, and thought I had bettor
sou her safe to tho gate. Bo many tramps about
Just now.”
“ Thank yon. Now I have met you, however,
X will talm care of JUns I.osKo myself. X hopo
she will never bo In want of protection under my
There is something stern, almost menacing, hi
ray master's tone: it makes mo tromblo instinct
ively. Capt, Olyn, who, of course, is not so
foolish, merely helps mo through the hedge
(squeezing mv hand at the tamo
time, for which I should like to box
his ours), lift*} his hat. and departs. I
trudge ou at Mr. Clifford's side, and fool wofully
inclined to cry. It ia a miserable walk, and my
mamor's grave, constrained efforts at talking
make it worso. Once Dollio bursts out, “ Lolly,
but is peremptorily chocked, and after that a tor
riblo silence falls—a silence so terrible that it
makes oven this little coward desperate. As wo
near the porch, and Mr. Clifford gives Dollieover
to her uurae, L say hoarsely:
“May I speak to you. sir ?"
I'or the first time he looks at me, a keen,
searching look, half pain, half relief; then ho
uayH very gently?
“Assuredly von raav. Como with me, and
kata the way to the library. Tho sun is sotting
in u bane of golden lire behind the dusky, purpled
lino of woods cu lilrnam hills. A gentle breeze
comes in ut tho open window, cooling my hot
faro, rumpling tho papers on tho writing-table,
and laden with sweet Hconts of faint, rod clover,
and treslwmt hay. I, In my white dress ami
straw lint, am in tho shadow; hue my wasters
uoblo countenance and tall, bent figure are all
glided bv ono last ray of deep rod gold. A bco
{h softly humming among tho feathery sprays of
clematis at tho wumow; and far away I hear tho
gentle tinkle of a cattle bell among tho river
meadows. Sava my master kindly: .
“Well, mvdoar;-”
“If von please, may Igo away for a little—
home. X moan t I want to go." That is junt
how I blurt it out. 1 can do it no other way, my
eyes are too full. .....
Hr, CiUfoiJ loelu at ms noxiously) but he
only savs: “ Certainly you may. JDo you moon
at once ?"
. is, If—if you ca „ o p,vo me.”
A Httlo while ago I would not havo asked It;
but now coolly ho grants my request, After all.
x am nothing to him or any quo— savo this
soldier boy.
„ spare you If you wish It,”
and kbon ho makes u pause. Is this to
««J - in Ab I move rofitloßsly, un
ccrtal I whether to go or stay, he goes on:
wt. £?* l l ko x io nßk questions, MlssLosUo;
but m a friend who cares very heartily for your
Interest, do you mind folliDg mo If you Ky
reason in especial for going away?”
ff™. 1 ? to,, y' « br oik» dawn all ray
,a,KII burßt lnl ° » flood “ r
“I am not behaving well; X» m not pleasing
you, or anybody, and X know It; and V 8
r m/mrr to oo away. ’
I-I-" sobbing violently, with my tK , , m
hands-' porbans If you wonld take mobaot
again, oftenvards I sltould do hotter "
A kind band Is laid on mv sbonldor Not
nZros‘‘“ ° Ulld ‘“ h '’ MBi ™ °““
“My dear, pray don’t ory in tbla way. You
not" 1110 ' 1J atl y 0110 blaisod you, j [ lavo
“ I-O'l/” with my taco lower still, bidden an
my kiioos. “No, you aro too good to blamo anv
ono j but yon know it is trno; and—and so do 1 ■
and—and besides ’’ ’
“ UoB1 ! ics? " bo repeats, bis volco verygray.
Tboro Is another reason, tbonl My dear, you
may bo frank with mo. Indeed. Has It any brag
to do with Capt. Olyrrf" J *
I maho no answer t only ovory Inch of mv
lot blnslioa dy 880m8 *° I,urn wi,n abamed scat--
~ “Co admires yon," sold ray maalor. slowly,
Ato afToSr’ 180 - Yob - 1 ibßt
“Dntbo novor sold ao boforo, indoodho did
I ® r L miffing a wot, crimsoned face for a
“•onhmt- “ I should havo told you if .”
V{n,iio am «f l l r0 i you WO A ko answers, very
¥“™t> ‘ Al ' d . now, wl'l,.von toll mo something
i!Z returned?’' 7 '' “ B ° W 1,0 h ™ you - 181,18
I, Ob I Mr, Clifford, plousa don’t bo an'
* 8 nofc y°? *am angry with.
It is natural you should caro ror him
a young, bravo soldier. good-looking and cood
oupfirod. It is natural, loo— my natural—
that ho ehoultl caro for you; but be was yeev
wrong to toll you so, or lot you guess it. I
warned him when ” b
“Whonl” Mylncola still lifted wonderingly.
rhU is a now revelation, and how bitterly stem
tuy master s voice has gro>va 1
*'AUI young folks think tho older ones aro
blind. X suppose, oariug for your happiness
so much made mo extra quick to see whou it
was periloj. My dear, don’t look so pale. You
V? happy if I can aid you. Only tell me
this: lias CurrGlyn told you that
* Engaged!" I repeat tho words half dizzily,
but something is bobbing up and down in inv
heart. *
“ Voa.” ho says very gently, “and for tho last
two years, to Miss Goro-Laugton, To keep that
engagement now, when the love that promoted
it is gone as utterly as it must havo gone before
ho apokotoyou, would bo sin; butromomoor,
she carod for him, and ”
“ Ho will caro for her again," I break in.
‘ lie cares for bor now really, I daro say. This
is nothing; it will pass away when lam cone.
Engaged! Oh I lam ao glad, so glad. But to
Miss Goro-Laugton of all. Ah I what does it
matter t oho it is. so I uood not hUmo ray
so’f for having injured him or any ouo by my
folly?” J J 3
My master stares at me, at my ovoa sparkling
and face Jluahlug with joy ood relief. I fancy bo
thinks I have gone mad.
“ You tco—siad >'• ho says, “ aud yot youloro
“ Oh! no, no, I don’t. That is what X wanted
to say. 1 liked him so much; ho was such a
hero, you know, and so kind aud pleasant; aud
—aud no ouo seemed to caio os much—But
i don’t love him.
I don’t think X over could that way—as his
wife. It. was quite different. Oh! Mr. Clif
ford,* and my faco drops into my hands again
with shame, “I suppose it wits jusc a sort
of flirting, though I never thought of it; aud
now X havo vexed you, and neglected Dollio and
Goorgo, and they will uover love mo tho same
again. Please, piooso let mo go away at onco—
“Sos, it might bo bettor to go awayforalifc
tie,” be eavs very low—so low that I can hardly
hoar; for 1 am crying bitterly now in vory shamt
aud sorrow.
“If you could only forgive rao,” I stammer out
exceedingly humble among my sobs. “If you
could let me como back again after a time. Idc
love Dollia so very much, 1 couldn’t heir to go
for good.”
“Do you think any of us could bear it?” asked
my master. Tho sun has sot lung ago now; but
thoro is a faint green light away In tho west, ami
the scoot of tho magnolias comes heavily upon
tho fluttering breaths of air. Stooping over me,
ho takes my bauds from my face, and holds them
In his own.
“ Marion, you said none of ua eared for you
much. Wnich would you rather have, the love
which, taken from it* rightful owner to give
you, must bo in some measure dishonoring, or
that which would have crushed or blotted itself
out from all wight or discovery forovor if bo bo
thu loved ouo’b happiness might have boon fur
thered oven ono whit ? Marion, look up to mo
frankly, like tho honest little girl you are. lam
a great deal older than you, graver and more
stupid. Do you think
not a little, not more liking, but as I love you,
with my whole heart ? Hush! don't answer me
in a hurry. Even to have you for my wife and
the mother of my children would he no Joy to
mo unions it wore indeed for your life's .happi
ness, Take time to think of it; aud if you are
sure ”
But I dou't take tirao. I am too startled, too
happy to think at all, to bo sure of anything out
that my master has raised mo from purgatory
lo heaven, tho heaven of his love. I
don’t exactly know what to do. or what I say,—
something undignified or indecorous, I dare say.
You may put it down as so if you like; it hi prob
able. I only Know ho has taken mo into his
arms, and that I am sobbing aud crying with mv
head all rumpled into a furao-bush on tho broad,
tender breast which will boar with and cherish
mo all the Java of my life. I only know that,
gallant as our soldier heroes may bo, I havo
found my true hero in a man of peace, a soldier
of Ood. lt .
“ Oo tea is yoady,” says a small voice at tho
door. “Mo turn to say dood-nlgbt.”
“Oh! may I take Dollio.” I whispered, slip
ping out of tho arras which hold mo. “ whou I
go homo to-morrow ? I will tako such Immense
caro of her till—
“ Till I come for you! Well, that will not bo
Jong; but is it not raihor heartless to rob mo of
both ray little girls ot onco ?"~2Vu?O. Gift in the
Galaxy for September.
A Great Velocipede Itaec In England.
fVosti thu London Timet.
On Aug. 3 the race for the. Captaincy and anb-
Captaincv of tbe Middlesex Bicycle Club took,
place from Bath to Loudon, a distance of 10U
miloH. Tho start was from tho front of tho Ab
bey, and all the competitors were up lo time.
Mr. Sparrow (who accompanied the race) started
thorn at eight minutes past 5 o’clqqk, and, owing
to the great number of people,assembled, there
was some dilhculty iu passing through the crowd.
In u few minutes, however, they were out of the
town, and tho running was very sharp. Walker
and Tina wore loading. Some of tho competitors
had to dismount and walk up Box Util. They
ull passed through Chippenham at tho rate of H
miles an hour, and Caine (10 miles) was reached
in VA hours. They panned through in tuo follow
ing order: Walker, Leaver, Tyne, Percy, doubl
ing. Hpoucor, and Peance. No stoppage was
made milil Marlborough was reached (33 miles).
Walker. Tyne, and Leaver coming in together,
the distance being got over in 1 1% hours. 8i»o»-
cor hero passed Sparrow ainl.Gmilding. train
.Marlborough to Nowburv (18 miles)
Tyno lad the way. At Hnuguiford, doubling a
machine gave wav through striking a largo pro
jecting stone while going down hill. ■After ou
attempt to repair it lie got ns faros Thotohara,
where ho waa compelled to tako tho train for
London. , , .
Walker and Tvno performed tho Journey from
Bath to Newbury (80 miles) in 4}{ hours. Leaver
and Borov wore making good time as lar as
Woolhamptou, hut soon after Leaver dropped
behind, and waa passed by Spencer at Reading.
Walker soon after mods a spurt, and i’yuo saw
no move of him. At Twyfoni Hpoucor over
hauled Percy, and they had a smart race as far
at OotubrooK, where Percy stopped to rest. Tho
arrivals at tho dub-room at Kensington were as
follows: Walker, «jl3 } Tyne. .3:6(1: Spencer.
O;J3j Percy, <i;CH; Leaver, 7i!15. Walker bad
boon somowhat Jaded at Hounslow, but, upon
his arrival at the goal, he started, after a few
minutes’ rest, to moot tho ronmindor of tho com
petitors. Tho time made by Walker is one hour
loss thau tho fastest stage-coach ever perforat
ed the journey from London to Bath in, and is
also the best bicycle traveling ou record, tho
pace of tho winner exceeding 10)£ miles per
hour, including stoppages. Mr. Sparrow, the
manor, although upward of 60 years of age, fol
lowed the competitors on hU bicycle, aad par
formed tho whole Journey hi IB hours, Including

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