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TLe shores of lime with wrecks, are strewn, "Unto the ear comes even a moan Wrecks of hope that set sail with glee, Wreck of Jove, sinking silently. nr..- ... l.r j r .l. i .... . V., O-'j God knoweth how deep they lie; Jli. Only God heard when arose the cry, 1 1 wt iu uew uii i ucifj in c u, near. "Into each life some rain must fall.'1 If this were all oh, if this -were all; Yet there's a refuge from storm and blast; Gloria Patri we'll reach it al last Be strong, be strong, to my heart I cry, The pearl in the wounded shell doth lir, Days of sunshine are given to all, . ,Then "ito each life tome rain must My CotuiiB John'n Wife. Every respectable family should have a Couaiu John. I wish that 1 could add that he had always been an ornament to society, an honor to him self and the "flower.of the family." A strict regard for veracity it answers ray purpose on the occasion forbids any such observation on my part. I am obliged to say this masculine spec imen of our ancient race was absolute - ly the fag-end of our characters. Seem ingly, he was the recipient of what was left after furnishing the heads and hearts of all the other. When the grand dames, aunts or uncles, desired to illustrate any particular vice, John was held up as the frightful example. ' Not that he was an assassin, a high wayman or a politician. He was sim ply a maelstrom of carelessness and generosity. If it had not been for the good luck which always followed him, lie would have made a. first-class vag abond. As it was, he made out to be va well-dressed, handsome, "good fel p low." Beyond that he could not be - trusted, and then only when one's eyes were on him. I was sitting iu my solitary parlor one morning, in momentary expecta tion of receiving an Appeal from sister Jane to hasten to "The Maples," as the twins were down with the measles; a "summons from Aunt -Hannah to bid h(Va last, lingering farewell linger ' ing is the proper won, and as I had been through the ceremony seven times and an invitation from Cousin Sarah to run over and turn her black silk. Besides that I had my own sorrow. My Tabby had been invisible for two days. The evening before she had disappeared she had refused the fifth saucer of milk for her supper, and appeared pensive. I feared she had committed suicide, or wandered out iu this unfeeling world, because neighbor Brown's Tab had jilted her for Mrs. Ray's green eyed, black, ugly feline she had the audacity to call "Beauty." Just then, as I was bitterly regret ing that I had not taught Tabby, from By own experience, something of the fickleness of the 'world, and mankind in particular, who should come blun dering in but John. Of course he up set a chair, overturned my work-basket, knocked a' book of the table, step ped on my weather-oiacle "toe, and tumbled into my best chair with a crash. Then he reached over to the stand beside me, and, taking a pin, began to draw figures upon my rose wood writing.dcsk.. 'Good morning, John," I remarked. c "Say, Sebrina," he replied, jabbing at his forehead with a pin, ,-I am to be married next week." "You surprise me, Johu." "Doubtless; but it's a settled fact I have purchased the little cottage on the hill yonder. It is prepared for the bride. Now you want to go over and make the place home-like. .Have a jolly supper ready next Thursday night when we come. You can, Se brina; you have no husband." "John," I cried, "it isn't for me to ay. I might have had a dozen hus bands," with a touch of pride. "And all died of a broken heart," ho laughed. "But will you go?" Having survived in the champion ship of ray own cognomen until I had arrived at a respectable age, I was ac customed to being a convenience. I think our family had a habit of consid ering it a charity to make me useful. Therefore I didn't say "Nay, John." In due time I weut over to the cot- THE "J VOL. 1. tage. It was cozy and pleasant, save the .varnish odor which always clings to new furniture. How the relatives did run over that place ! What com ments were made ! They ended the siege at last by declaring, now that John was to be married, he would be entirely lost, unless his .wife had suf ficient dccisiontto lnsist.upoa the turn ing of a new leaf in his conduct. And as he, had been .so neglectful as to con sult nope of them, prol)ably she was an unsuitable person. They came. John introduced me to "My wife Mattie," with a great flour ish. My heart misgave me. "my wife Mattie" was a tiny pink and white doll, with a profusion of light curls and frizzles. When I looked into her large, laughing blue eyes, I almost cried when I thought how sad they would grow under John's treatment I promised to remain with them until Mattie should become acquainted with the place. She had left an immense number of sisters and brothers John was sure to marry into a large family nnd would be lonely. For a whole fortnight everything was lovely; John devoted, punctual and altogether a model husband; Mat- tie was a perfect pattern 6f a house wife, lovely and happy. It was "John, dear," and "Mattie, darling," until jl. wasfairly wild for a good, healthful snarl from my Tauby, who had returned to her home. Btit when John was a mouth mar ried he was more) lawless "than ever. He forgot to order the repast for din ner until ho came but four days out of five he forgot to come home to din ner. He threw off all household cares. He was even growing careless in his dress, and threw everything into dis order whenever he entered the cottage. The pink in .Ifattie's cheeks began, to change to white, and the laugh in her. eye to a sob. .Evidently 6he had been favorite at home, and. was sorely grieved. I longed to comfort her, but I did not know what to say. She was sitting before the grate one evening, watting tea, as usual. "I presume he will not come," she said, with a sigh; "I do wish John wouldn't do so I" 'But he will," I replied; "it's his way. "It is?" with a little start. "Ye?, indeed. He was very foolish to marrj', considering his negligence. AH the relatives pity you," I went on, in an effort to console her, "and if it becomes unbearable, some of them will blame you." Perhaps the fire in the grate flamed up her eheeks. At all events, they were crimson. She thrust buth hands into her curls, and then said, sweetly: "We may as well have tea, Cousin Sebrina." John came in at half-past eleven, overflowing with glib excuses. Mattie stood on tip toe aiid kissed him with more of tfce old look than I had seen for days. After my hint, she might have taken a decided stand in the. camp. I was awakened next morning by Mattic's clear voice twittering a ballad. it breakiast she informed me that I must hot go home .-as I intended, but was to remain another month. In pity, I did, but regretted it. It isn't necessary to put in all the agony of those days, Suffice it to say, that in less than a week that house was the heaven of confusion. Mattie trotted round under an arch little hat, finding congeniel spirits. She forgot all her housewifely ways; we had "pieces on our hands.'' For a time I never saw two persons so utterly delighted with each other's shiftlessness. Blacking and powder, boots and bonnets, found a place in the sitting-room; the parlor boasted of more refined articles, such as collars, cuffs, slippers and laces. John began to be rather illy provid ed with shirts. Galliug for one of those clean articles as a necessary part of a reception toilet, Mattie laughingly said: "Now, isn't it too fuuny! I really forgot you needed a clean shirt. Six are rough-dried in the closof, three I forgot.to put in the wash, and the oth ers haven't a button on, But you will not mind waiting, darling, and Cpus in Sebrina will sew them on." "We are laf e already," replied John, almost savagely. As might have been expected, wo had a late breakfkrt the next morning. Mattie presided at the table, collarless, hair in disorder, and slippers" down at the heel. John's disposition being slightly ruffled, ho was inclined to car H ARTFQM) HERALD. ' ' , - COME, THE HERALD OF A NOISY WORLD, THE XEWS OF ALL NATIOXg LUMBERING AT MY BACK" HARTFORD, OHIO ry it further, and be displeased. Ho blundered over his coffee, and bade us goodmorniiig. We were to lunch for dinner. By some oversight John came home. Ho was evidently hungry, and everybody knows what an abominable creature a hungry man is. I have long looked for popular indignation to do away with "emotional insanity" m case of murder; and I am satisfied "influenced by hunger" will bo the next plea. "Jfattie,"said he, in a towering rage, "when I married youjjyou ,were,ncat; orderly, and endeavored to please me. Should a husband come to such a din ner as this? Really, madam, if I had need of) the gridiron, I should '. rts soon look in your dressing room as in the kitchen for it ' And so he went on a full quarter of an .hour, bubbling over and fairly livid wjtli rage. ,,I expected a great scene. But Mattie sat very still and placid until hepaused, because he was too an gry to go on. l hen she arose, and going over to him, said: "My dear. John, .you nstouish.me I I most earnestly desire to please you.' I am merely following your example. When 1 married you you regarded myl every wish. Now, you forget to' pro vide for me, or give me money to keep myself from starving. If I want ed your boots, I should find one pair under the sittingjroom. sofa,- and an other under the kitchen talbe. It fol lows that my tea-kettle might with propriety be found on the -best bed. When I was married, my father said Imust pull the same way my husband' did in a well-matched team, one im pulse controlling both. I triad to be a dutiful wife. I shall take the path you mark out for me." She smiled as she ceased, but John saw how firm she was in the set; red lips. He looked ever to me just as I nodded approvingly. "She's right," he gasped, "111 run to the market for a mutton-chop." We had a jolly little dinner, after all; John was a reformed man. The relatives all wonder what course John's wife took with him. Far be it from me to lisp what I know. Of all abominable things, the most abomina ble is to take advantage jof being an inmate of one's family to blazon about its secret ways'. I never sec a patient wife enduring a husband's neglect, nnd forever righting what he has wronged, but I feel like sitting down and telling them about John's wife. Painting DIack Eye. New York cor. Chicago Tribune, Of all the odd occupations of the Metropolis, probably the oddest is that of a genius who advertises to "paint black eyes and bruised noses so as to defy detection." His place is on Cen ter street, and his sign is read daily by thousands who ride up and down J m the Fourth avenue cars, but manv of whom doubtless regard it as a joke. But it is the most serious thing imag inable, and the party is occasionally overrun with work, This locality, however, is. on the edge of the slums of New York, and his customers are among the plug-uglies "and 'lower classes, who get into a row and come out with.a blackened eye. Those who are politicians (as most of them are) wish to be presentable the next day; so off they go to this painter-chap, who, with the skill of an artist, proceeds to paint over with flesh-colors the dark ened hues. This interesting business is not confined to one locality nor to one individual. A well-known por trait painter, whose studio is not far from the National Academy building, has, contrary to his own wishes, found himself occupied quite extensively, the past year, in covering up with flesh colored paint the black and blue spots on the human face divine. He re cently informed me that the first caso he had came from a volunteer offer on his part to paint over a bruised place upon the eye of a friend. He succeed ed so well that soon after another caso offered; and still later it became noised around among actresses and actors that he was an adept in covering blotches. Now, strange as it may seem, there are thousands in this city who think it a very smart trick to follow in the wake of the theatrical profession, to imitate or ape actresses, as witness the efforts of leadiug modistes to be known as the proteges ofpopular fash ionable theaters. .The business grew, until my artist friend assured me that hardly a dav passes that he is not called upon to excrpisc his skill in this peculiar line. GOUKTY, KY A BEMlVMCEtfCE OP THE WAR. A Strange Scclncl at rt Strange Unci. CorrelpOrfJobciTCficigo fiSane. Omtho "l2thtday2ofJttSeXl863, 1 witnessed a duel between a Captain Jones, commanding a Federal scout, and Captain Fry, commanding a Rebel scout, in Green county, East Tennes see. Thescvo men had. been fighting each otherWr six mouths, with the fortunes of TKittle in the favor of one and then the other. Their commands were camped on either "side oTLick creek,ia11argoand sluggish stream, too deep to ford and too shallow low for a ferry boat; bufctherc was a bridge spanning the stream fir the con venience of thc traveling public. Each of them guarded this bridge, that com munication should go neither North or South, as the railroad track had been broken up months before. After fight ing eaEh'oUier for acvoral mouths; nnd contesting,tho poiut as to which should hold the bridge, they agreed to'fight a duel, the conquerer to hold the bridge undisputed for the time being. Jones gave the challenge, and'Fry accepted. The terms were that that they should fight with navy pistols at twenty yards apart, deliberately walking towards each other, and firing until the last chamber of their pistols was discharg ed, unless one or the other fell before all the discharges were made.. They chose their seconds, and agreed upon a rebel surgeon, (as he was the only one in either command) to nttend tlicm in case of danger. y Jones was certainly a fine looking fel low, with light hair and blue eyes, five feet ten inches in height, looking every inch the military chieftain. He was a man that soldiers would adore and ladies regard with admiration. I never saw a man more cool, determined, and heroic under such circumstances. I have read of the deeds of chivalry and night-errantry in the middle ages, and of brave men embalmed in modern po esy; but when I saw-this man Joues come to the duelists' scratch, fighting, not for real'or supposed wrongs to him self, but, as he honestly thought, for his country nnd the glory of tho ffag, I could riot help admiring the man, not withstanding he fought for the freedom of the negro, which I was opposed to. Fry was a man full six feet high, slender, with long, wavy, curling hair, jet black eyes, wearing a slouch ed, hat and gray suit, and looking rath er the demon than the man. There was nothing.ferociuus about him; but he-had that self-sufficient nonchalance that said, "I will kill you-" Without a doubt, he was brave, cool nnd collect ed, and, although suffering from a ter rible flesh wound in his left arm, re ceived a week before, he manifested no symptoms of distress, but seemed ready forhe fight The, ground wa3 stepped off by tho seconds, pistols loaded and exchanged, and the principals brought face to face. I shall never forget that meeting. Jones, in his military, boyish mood, as they shook hands, remarked that A soldier braves death for a fanciful wreatn, When in glory's romantic career. Fry caught, up tho rest ofr-the sen tence, and answered by saying: Yet he bends o'er the foe when in battle laid low, And bathes every wound with a tear. They turned around and walked back to tho point designated. Jones' second had the word "fire," and as he slowly said, "One, two, three fire!" they simultaneously turned at the word "one," and instantly fired. Neith er was hurt They cocked their pis tols and deliberately walked toward eachXother, firing as they went At the fifth shot, Jones threw up his right hand, and, firing his pistol in the air, sank down. Fry wa3 in the act 'of firing Iiis last shot; but, seeing Jones fall silently lowered his pistol, dropped it to the ground, and sprang to Jones' side, taking his head in his lap ns he sat down, and asked him if he was hurt I discovered that Joues was shot through the region of the stomach, the bullet glancing around the organs and coming out to the left of the spina" column; besides he had received three other, frightful flesh wounds, and gave him such stimulants as I had. He af terwards got well. Fry received three wounds one breaking his left arm, one in tho left and the other in the right side. After months of suffering he got well. Nei ther of them usked for a discharge, but both resumed their commands when they got well, and fought the war out to the bitter end, and to-day are part DECEMBER 29, ners in a wholesale grocery business down South, doing a good lousiness, and verifying the sentiment of Byron that . tr " 1 J J'That a soldier braves death, etc." Trusting that the above truthful nar rative Jwill jbp a lesson jtofiqma geople North and South, that stayed on the outsine anu yelled "Been uogl and are- still not satisfied with the? results of the war, let' me subscribe' myself n recon- 8frUCtcd CoFEDERAfE BOLDIER. How Mary Jane Via. Won, There is no foolishncss-ubout some of tho fathers of Dubdqdc county Iowa, who have marriageable daughters, and they ltriow how to rn-erimtatebuslrtess nvhCTi'thc'frulfc- k pipe. CttiksJjwerc brought to a climax with a rush at a certain farmer's residence in Vermont township, recently. A young tiller of tho soil had for months been paying most assidious attentions to one of his daughters, but he was such a bathful, modest chap, never, having been able fb raise his courage sufficiently high to pop the all-important question. Ho had gone to the house in which his admired lived, upon at least twenty different occasions, resolved to know his fate ; but when ushered into the presence of his fair one, into whoso keeping he had placedihis heart, his courage would invariably "go back on him," and ho would return to his lone ly room in greater suspense than be fore. Upon the evening in question he had determined that, come what would, ho would tell his Mary that he loved her. He would onco for all de cide the matter. But, as upon each former occasion, he could get the pro posal no further than his throat There it stuck, and he had just determined to gulp it down and give up the spige when the door opened and in Btalkcd tho girl's fatherj who" advanced1 to where "they woro sitting and" thus ad dressed them : "I come in to put a stop to this in fernal foolishness. It ain't the court ing expenses that I'm looking at, for coal oil's cheap an' wood can be had for the haulin' ; but I'm sick and tired of this billin' nnd oooin' like a pair of sick doves, keepin' me awake of nights, nnd it's got to be stopped right here. Miry Jane, look up here. Do you love John nenry well enough to marry him?" 'Why, father, I I you must" "Stop that dam foolishin'," yelled the old man. "Answer 'yes' or 'no,' an' mighty quick, too. Fts got to be. settled now ornever." "Answer 'yes' or 'no.' Speak! roared the old gent . "Well, yes, then. Thero now," and and Mary again hid her face. "That's business ; that's the way to talk. Now, John, look here look up here, or I'll shake you all to pieces. Do you want that gal o' mine for a wife? Speak out like a man, now." "Why, Mr. ain't this rather a I mean, can't you" "Speak it out, or out of this house yo'll go head foremost. I won't wait a minuto longer. There's the gal, and a likelier gal ain't in the State, and you heard her say she wanted you. Now, Johu, I won't stand a bit o' foolin'; once for all, 'yes'tir 'no?'" "Well, yes. sir; I have been pre sumptuous enough to hope that I" "Oh, confound- your soft talk; the thing's settled now. You two blasted fools would havo been six month more at the job that I've done in fivermin utes. I never saw such, foolirr' as there is among young folks now-a-days. Ain't like it was wheu I was young an' now good night You can talk the thing overman' you an' me, John'll go to town an'feet the license to-morrpw. Soon be time to go plowin' no time for loveraakin' then. Good night, good night; hope I wasn't too rough, but I was determined to fix the thing up one way or 'tother;" and 'the old man went back to bed. Now that the ice was broken, tho young people laid all their plans for the future, and John felt a little bad at the comfort he had lost, when -Mary looked up t him shyly, and said: This would have been all right four months ago, John, if you hadn't been so sherky. I knowd all the time that you wanted to ask me; but it wasu't "my place to say anything, you know. No cards. A Q,uakertown,nian has solved Mrs. Livermores query: "What will we do with our daughters?" He has purchas ed two washing machines and will take in washing. His wife and seven daughters .are to do the work and he will superintend the business. 1875. NO. 527 Integrity ol Character, , Young men should be deeply i pressed4 with-the vast importance of cheerishing those -principles and, culti vating those habits which will secure them the confidence and the esteem of the wise and the good. A young man may be rrafbrfurMtey he may be poor and penniless, but if he possess unbending integrity, and unwavering purpose; to do 'what is honest and just, he will hare friend and patrons, whatever may" be the em barrassments and exegeticies into which he is thrown. The young men may thus possess, a capital of whfeft none of the misfortunes and calamities: of life can deprlyjMhcm!, We have known men wlro have sud denly been reduced from affluence to penury over some OVdrw"htlmmg rnis fortunc, which they could neither for- see nor prevent To-dav they were prosperous, to-morrow, every earthly prospect was blighted, aud everything in their future prospect of life was dark and dismal. Their business was gone, their prosperity gone; but they have a rich treasure that nothing can taite away. They have integrity of character, and this gives them friends, furnishes them with pecuniary aid, with which to commence life once more, under auspicious circumstances. We cannot too strongly impress' trp: on our young men the importance of! abstaining Jrom everything which shocks their moral sensibilities, wounds their conscience, and has a tendency to weaken that nice sense of .honor and integrity so indispensiblo to a good character. "Integrity of character T Who ever possessed-it, that did not de rive untold advantages from it? It is better than riches; it is of more-value than "diamonds and preciooa stonesi"" and yet every man "may possess it The poorest may have it, and no pow er on earth can wrest if from them. Young men, prize integrity of charac ter above all earthly gifts! Tfco Kcafackjr Penitentiary, There are now nearly vno thousand convicts confined in the Kentucky pea itentiary the .largest number ever confined therem "St one' time. The place is incapable of keeping with any degree of comfort more than seven hun dred and fifty persous, and, therefore, is now greatly overcrowded. In view of this fact, the incoming. Legislature will be required to deal with the ques tion of enlarging the present penitenti ary, or build a new one at some other point in the State. The last Legisla" ture'had this matter under brief con sideration, but no action was taken to afford means of relief. We hardly see how the question can be postponed this winter, and we hope it Will be settled speedily, after the assembling of the people's representatives. Lex. Dispatch Redaction of the Army. Among the measures of economy and reform to be supported by the Democ racy in Congress, says the Memphis Appeal, is the bill prepared by Repre sentative Randall, which will be re ported in the House at an early day, providing for the reduction of the army to fifteen .thousand, and reducing the army budget from forty millions to twenty-four millions of dollars. The bill will abolish the office of Licuten nant-Gcneral, cut off one Major-Gen- eral, reduce the number of.Brigadier Generals one-half, aud make corres ponding reductions in other ranks. VieoPresIileuts. There have been sixteen Vice-Presi dents of the United States chosen by the people. Four of these have died in officer-George Cinton, of N. Y April 20, 1812, having served a little more than seven years; Eldridgo Ger ry, of Massachusetts, November 23, 1814, having served a year -and a half; Wm. It. King, of Alabama, April 18, 1853, about six weeks after the inau guration) having been too ill to take his seat; and Henry Wilson. Only one Vice-President, ""John C. Calhoun, ever resigned. Three, Tyler, Fillmore and Johnson, were called to fill vacan cies in the 1 residential chair, occas- sioned by the deaths of Presidents Har rison, Taylor and Lincoln. A little four-year old created a rip ple by remarking to the teacher of her Sunday school class: "Our dog's dead I bet the angels' were scared when they saw him coming up the walk. He's cross to strangers:" Milton's house is now occupied by an Irish monger, and the Boston Post hopes that the accumulated phwphorus may produce another Milton. u ' ' . i Jrrr - " One straire, out inieTtln ...5 t M On. f"re,eh sdilltiotalhiMrLW. x. tn Cfn.iqoirfon.jeM,,. II il One-fnnrtheafnmnr"r.M.w.... S SO 0.thIra.waam,Wr VeirSiiiVS. 4fl P LOne hilteoluma, pr jiir ,w H "C un oolomDj onyitt..y:!t.,.,i;yltIW i ForjhorUrtlm.tpTo8ortroBtrriU. --Oa lath of nan eoortittflM.iBsM'. Th matter of rr! tliti(itejai nti taln?r . Ttrrlrfrwrof eSrtr-for"rSrtTNrfttiic. r, auarf fi . , Jo,PfflttMtTCA, FntrfSr, A negro preacher was shot Jtml'iifl- ed in Garrard county aiew" uVrisinco by rt psrty of men who1 were seeking to arrcst lifni. He started to rata and Wis about to escape, when he arte fired on. He was charged witfr'tfie? krrcleri tai crime of hog-sfrafieg'. We d not Jesrn the negro's name," bat as a negro preacher named Nathan Grave was charged with stealing hogs ta the vi cinity a few weeks agrr, w presume he was the person iulki.'Lebam Stand ard, ' VmVu Adraataser . An irishroan went, into a- butcher a shop and asked, "Have j o anysnVcp's- hcads njasrileT?" 'Obr Yes)' w - .1 . reply Pat, after s deal of higgling, bought one, and then wished to know how to make it ready The shopman began- to tell him, hut Pat, not bcinjf Hessedf with: a good memory, asked him to "write it down on a piece of paper, ami meantime laitf down h purchase at the shop door. A dW see ing d good chance, seized the head'and bolted down the street Pat immedi ately gave chase, bawling at tho top of his "voice, '-Come back wld me sheep's head, ye robber, ye!" but after a Stiff run he had to give fn dead beat when he consoled himself with tho remark, -niver moina ; nenas at got tae.resata bow' to make it reaf We have somehow learner! tomato a difference between those obligations which we owe tor one another as men. and those which we .owe to the govern ment and to corporations. These ideas are not a whit more prevalent -.amen g office-holders and directors tbaa they are among voters and stcbefderr. Men jae sot materially changed, by being; clothed with office, and power. The radically honest man is just as honest in his office as he is out tjt Corrupt uien are the offspring- of; a corrupt society. We all need'straigfct ening up. The lines of our. morality all need to be drawn tighter. There is not a man who a willing te smuggk and see custom officers betray t&dr trust while he does it; williag to recewe tbe patronage of the gOTeruaeat th execution of schemes notbaseaiaaat lute necessity; willing to take, an-exorbitant price for a piece- of paegtety sold to the government or to aor poration, who is fit to be trusted! with office. When we have said this we have given the explanation ofali ear public and corporate cerrBptles. and shown why it is so difficult to get any great trust managed honestly.- All this officia corruption is based on popular corruption loose Ideas of honesty as tbey are held by the popu lar mind; and we; can hope lor no re form until we are better based as a people in the everlasting principles of equity and right-dofng. If we would have the stream clear we .must cleans the fountain. Scribner. What a brute of a husband that was out in Iowa. He refused tolsa his -wife for three months, and the. tender hearted darling committed! suicide. Now, if we'd been in that woman place we wouldn't have comnitted sui cide. We'd have called in a substi tute, and closed our eyes, and imagin ed all the time it was the dear one. But some women "ain't got any .sense. The female wasn't anything; at all Itlce a Brooklyn female we once knew. He and she got mad, and he would not kissTier for several days; She said to him he'd be sorry for it She went to a party next evening; where they played "Pick cherries and hand them down," and "Pat-Office,'' and "Pout in the corner," and a whole lot of such plays, and she was up every time sho had a chance, and never refused a kits. And there was one young man in the party whose kisses pleas' d her eo.mucUj that the following week" she . lppedi with him. That's the way she topic, to make her husband sorry. We caq"t say that, he is bowed down with grie We .saw him the other day, and he was about half drunk, and .smoking a fire cent cigar and telling a funny story that nobody but himself laughel at. Some men don't seciato have, aay, heart to break. It is generally conceded that Lot' wife wouldn't liavc looked back, but a woman with the primative pull-back dress on passed her, and the temptation . to sec how it wa made overcame her, fears of impending doom, and she'' wan salted aud preserved from further. vaHiti?.