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THE TRINITY JOURNAL K. P. LOVEJOY.] [3. R. FELTER. LOVE JOY & FELTEIt, Bubllsliers nu:l I’royrlelori. C. W. CR.1IC, BUSINESS MANAGER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING. AT Wenvervllle, Trinity County, Cal Court House BnII.Unit'. SK(OM) STORY. Subscription Kate8 : •m lYar, $j 00; 8/r $3 00; Thraa Monlha , 8!I 00. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. Advertising Rates i 0aa Bqumra—Elrat Inaarllou, ® 4 00 Each hubaaquanl luaarlloa, - * 00 Erofaaaloiial Varda, par yaar, 20 OO Nodal y Jb'ollcaa, par paar, - 12 OO 09- Special Ratos to quarterly and yearly Advertisers. ADVEIITESERH* DIUECTOBT, BALCII, J. R., Dealer in Clothing, Etc., Un der Odd Fellows’ ilall, Weavorville. BANK EXCHANGE SALOON, Main Street, Weavervillo, F. W. Young, I ropnutor. BUTLER A JAYNES, Forwarding and Com mission Merchants, Redoing, Cal. BUSH, C. 0. A Co., Dealers in General Mer chandise, Redding, Shasta comity. BRKSuAUER, D.. Dealer in Dry-goods, etc., Redding, Shasta co.inty. BABCOCK EIRE APPA .ATUS.C. W. Craig, Agent lor Trinity county. CHALLENGE SALOON, Main Stroet, Wea verville. CHICO MARBLE WORKS, John 11. Leo, Proprietor, Chico, Cal. COMET LODGE, No. St, 1.0. 0. F., Trinity Center, meets every aturday evening. COitHUS, A. T., Dealer in General Merchan dise, Indian Creek, ‘Trinity County. CROWNINSHiELD, C. Ii.,.lus. of the Fence, Ollice, Coart .street, Weavervillo. EARL, A. R, Justice of the Fence and Notary Public, Douglas City. EXPRESS SALOON, Above Griffin’s Bank, Main Street, Weavorville. german uosfilal society, meets first Sunday in Alareit, J one, Sent, and Dee. GOOD tVIN, M. A CO., Wholesale Liguur Deal ers, San v runeiseo. GllAoY, J»R. J. F., Dentist, Office, two doors above Union liotel, Court Street. GRIFFIN, M. F., Banker, Main Street, Wou vervillc, Caliloruiiu IIANbE >, D., Dealer in Tobacco, Cigars, etc. Main Street, Weavorville. MOCKER, HENRY Dealer in Provisions, etc. Alain Street, IV envoi villa. IRWIN, JOHN G., Attorney nnd Counselor At I,aw, Weavorville, California. JOHNSON A HKArN, Forwarding and Com mission Alerenants, Redding. K ARSKY A AURAHA1S, Dealers in Clothing and Dry Goods, Weavervillo. KUPER, KA iSKY A Co., Dealers in General Merchandise, Junction City. LANG, M., Dealer in Groceries, Liquors, etc., Main Street, Weavorville. LOVKJuY, E. P., County Judge, Offiee Court House Building, Weavorville. MA1UE, LOUIS, Photographer, Corner Court and Taylor streets, Weavorville. MARSHALL A MASON, Dealers in Gonoral Merchandise, Douglas City. MARTIN, JOHN, Dealer in Flour and Grain, Main Street. Waavorvillo. McC.AUSLAND, E. T., Repairer of Watches and.Clocks, Weavorville. MONTAGUE, DR. J. C., County Physician, Office, Court Stroet, Weavorville. MOUNTAl t MARKET, Head of Alain street Weavorville, Watson A mown. NEW YORK HOTEL, Alain Street, Weaver villa, Morris A Brady, Proprietors. NORTH FORK BREWERY, North Fork, Cul. Meckel Bros., Proprietors. NORTH STAR LODGE, No. ill,, I. 0. 0. F„ meets evory Thursday evening. PlllENIX A HOME Fire Insurance Compa nies, M. F, Gil,tin, Agent, Weavorville. PINUUS, I., Dealer in Dry Goods and Cloth ing, Alain Street, Weavorville. REDDING HOTEL, Stewart A Gray, Propri etors, Redding, California. RUMFELT A LOK1NG, Dealers in Grocer ies Provisions, Etc., Trinity Center, Cal. BCIl ALL, LOUIS, Boot and Shoo Store, Alain Street, Weavorville. STELLA ENCAMPMENT, No. 12, I. 0. 0. F„ meets First and Third Tuesdays. TAMMANY SALOON, Main Street, Weaver ville, Alex. N. Love, pioprietor. TREMONT HOTEL, Red Bluff, California, Win. 1*. Mayhow, Proprietor. TRINITY CHAPTER, No. ID, K. A. M., meets Second and Fourth Tuesdays. TRINITY LODGE, No. 27, F. A A. M., meets on last Satu.day of oacli month. UNION HOTEL, Court Street, Woavorvllle, Vollmers A Paulson, ■ ruprietors. UNION SHAVING SALOON, Main Street, Weavorville, C. Hartman, Proprietor. U. S. MAIL and EXPRESS LINE, Shasta to Weavervillo, G. I. Taggart, Proprietor. U. fi. BAKERY, Court Street, Weavorville, F. Lackenioauher, Propri ,tor. WEAVERV1LLE DRUG and BOOK STORE, J. Bar nickel, Proprietor. WILLIAMS, C. E., Attorney at Law, Office, Main Stroet, Weavervillo. I.IX UN OF TKAVKI. AXU EXPKEXf). Canon City, Junction City nil il Won* vcrvillr Eaiirtsuan l I'assoagsr IJav J. iL DRIVER, Proprietor. Leaves Weaver Tuesday, Th ir-aluy and .Sat irday morning returns on Monday, Wuahesduy and Friday. Hay Fork ami Weavervillo eager an.I Express Elan, J. S. HOYT, Proprietor. VVeokly. Leaves llay Fork on Monday morning of each wouk ; leaves Wea ver Tuesday morning of each week. V. H. Mall ailT Express Elsie, Irani Weavervllle t<» Areata, JOHN CLIF FORD, Proprietor. Loaves Weaver every Thursday murniug. Loaves Areata, every Monday morning. OOXcchlij (Trimly |ourival. PROFESSIONAL CARDS C. E. WILLIAMS, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. OFFICE, Mil in Street. Wdtvervllle, (Opposite Tammany Saloon. jnnl-tf. JOHN G. IRWIN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Will practice in all the Courts of the 9th Ju dicial District. 2,'rtf Weavorvillo, June 21st, 1872. A. R. EARL, JISTKE OF T1IE PEACE —AND— NOTARY PUBLIC. OFFICE. At Marshall A Mason*h Store, Douglas City. Deeds drawn, Acknowl edgments taken, etc. All business faithfully attended to. apltf. C. B. CROWNINSHIELD, JUSTICE « F T II E I* E A C E , WEAVERV1LLE TOWNSHIP. Jun. U. Snittli, Countable. OFFICE, Adjoining Fnioii Hotel, Court Street, Weavorvillo. janl. J. C. MONTAGUE, M. D., COINTV PHYSICIAN, —ANU— PHYSICIAN TO THE TRINITY COUNTY GERMAN HOSPITAL SOCIETY. OFFICE. At hi, Itcni loner, corner Court and Center Streets, Weavorvillo. 1. DR. J. F. GRADY, DENTIST, A Graduate of PHILADELPHIA DENTAL COLLEGE. OFFICE. Above I'liion Hotel, Court Street, Woavervillo. jarl-tf. E. P. LOVEJOY, COUNTY JUDGE, —ANU — U. S. DISTRICT COURT COMMISSIONER. OFFICE, Court Iloime Itnllling. Weavorvillo. Will practice in the District Court, Ninth Judicial District, in Trinity County. junl. REAL ESTATE AGENCY. gJAItTIEM DESIRING TO INVEST IN FARMING or GRAZING LAND or CITY PROPERTY, Can bo suited by applying to E. P. LOVEJOY, Real Estate Agent. ap!8-tf. Weavorvillo. CHICO MARBLE WORKS. JOHN JH. I.EE, - - Proprietor, ClllCO, BUTTE COUNTY, CAL. Monuments, Tablets, Tombs, Head-Stones, etc., furnished upon Snort notie •, and at prices within the reach of all. All work warranted to give satisfaction or no sale. JulIN II. LEE. Chico. Juno 1,1872. tf- TRINITY COUNTY. OFFICIAL. DIRECTORY I Judge 9th Judicial Disk, A. M. ResBOBOt.’Oii. County Judgo Elwaro P. Lovkjoy, Sheriff Ki.lih Flowers. Clork J >R. G. Trotter. District Attorney Kiciiarii Cliieoru. Treasurer E. T. Mi Causlano. Assessor Jacob Paulrkm, Supt. Pub. Schools Wm. II. Lovltt. Coroner und Pub. Ad W. II. Ba< helper. Surveyor Wm. S. Lowdkr. (District No. 1 Jab. E. Carr. Supervisors.- “ “ 2 Ion* Shkriukn I “ “ 3 IVm Guthrie. 4 01 ltT TERMS I Diwtrlet Caiirt— Second Monduyin April, August and December. County Court— First Monday in Janu ary, March, May, July, September and No vember. • Probate Court (Same aa County Court.) Bonrd of Super vi»or» — First Monday February, May, August and November. 3 family gfttospapfr, £nl)tpni&fnt in Jiolitirs, anb flftiotfti In the Diteceinfnt of |)ome fntfmts. WEAVERVILLE. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY. JULY 26, 1873. Weekly Mmtjj fournat. OUR AGENTS; THOM. BOYCE. Boom X«. SO. \f» MorchHnts’ Exchange Iiuilding, San Kran cisee, is our only authorised agent in that city. GI.O. I*. BOW El.I. A CO- 40 Park Row, arc our only authorised Agents in New York City. NATIRDAY. JI I.Y JO. 1873. Plain Features. — Plainness of fea tures is not at all incompatible with beau ty. There is a great difference between a person’s being plain and being ugly.— A person may bo very plain, and yet at tractive and interesting in countenance and manner, and surely no one could call such a person ugly. There are no rules to be depended on for the settlement of beauty, and still less can ugliness be de fined otherwise than by itself. If we were asked to define what constitutes an ugly woman, we could not reply. A Beautiful and Effective Alle gory.—Mr. Crittenden, of Kentucky, was at one time defending a man who bad been indicted for a capital offence. After nil elnbointeand powerful defence, he closed his effort with the following striking nnd beautiful allegory : “ When God in his eternal council con ceived the thought of man’s creation, ho called the three ministers who constantly wait upon the throne—Justice, Truth and Mercy—and he thus addressed them : ‘Shall we make man?’ Then Justice sa id, ‘ Oh, G id, make him not. for ho will trample upon the laws.’ Truth made answer also, * Oh, God, make him not, for he will pollute thy sanctuaries.’ But Mercy, dropping upon her knees and looking up through her tears, exclaimed, ‘Oh God. make him; I will watch over him with my care through all the dark paths which he may have to tread.' Then God made man and said to him, ‘Oh man, thou art the child ol Mercy; go and deal with thy hrothere.” Thu jury, when he had finished, was drowned in tears, and against evidence, brought in a verdict of not guilty. Bereaved.—Fold up the richly em broidered lobe, lay by the tiny shoo and white-plumed cap, lor the poisoned death dart Inis forever stilled the pulse of the little wearer. The death lids cm tain the sea-blue eyes; the dimpled hands arc folded rigid>y over the pure while breast; the piallliug voice is hushed, and the pattering feet are cold and silent forever. The broken toy is neglected, and the ra diant smile that seems like the Summer rainbow about our home, has frozen upon the pallid lips. The rosewood crib is tenantless now, but in the narrow little Collin we find its occupant; and there too, is the heart-smitten ltachol, bending in stony woe above the babe whose spirit smiles in glory. The nestling has flown from her bosom, and long will it be ere the windows of her darkened heart are opened for the song of hiids, the breath of dewy blossoms, or the sparkling sun shine to enter. Time will move on, and other immortals may flutter their stain less wings about trie parent nest, hut no after joys can dim the memory of the sainted llrst-bmn. Life seems now but a broad Sahara, with no gleaming green oasis—bubbling springs and shady palms to lure the weary pilgiiin over its mid waste. The tender nurseling, the cher ished idol, has gone, bearing her tiny life scroll folded, and without blemish or stain, no earth stain marring the sacred sciipt. “She Works for a Living.’’—Com mend us to the girl of whom it is sneer ingly said, “she works for a living.” In her we are always sure to find elements of a true woman —a real lady. True, we are not prepared to see a mincing step, n haughty lip, a fashionable dress, or hear a splendid string of nonsense about balls and young men, or the new and next party. No, no, hut we are prepared to hear the sound words of good sense, lan guage becoming a woman; a neat dress, a mild brow, and witness movements that would not disgrace an angel. You who nrc looking for wives and companions, turn from the fashionable, haughty girls, and select one of thoso who work for a living, and never —our wmd for it—will you repent your choice. You want a substantial friend, and not a help eat —a counselor, and not a simple ton. You may not lie able to carry a piano in your liou-e. hut you can buy a sewing machine or a set of knitting nee dles. If you cannot purchase every new novel, you may be able to take some val uable paper. If you cannot buy a ticket for the ball, you can visit some afflicted neighbor. Be careful then, when you look for companions and when you choose. We know many a foolish man who, instead ot selecting an industrious and prudent woman tor a wife, took one from the ftt-hionalo stock, and is now lamenting his folly in dust and ashes. He itin into the flie with his eyes wide open, und who but himself is to blame for it ? The time was when the ladies went a visiting and took their work with them. This is why we had such excellent moth ers. How singular would a gay woman look in a fashionable circle darning her father's stockings ! would not her com panions laugh at her ? And yet such r woman would bo a prize to somebody. Blessed is the man who chooses for his wife one of the despised girls “who work for a living.” (ominx Home. Oh brothers and sisters growing old, Do you all remember yet That home in the shade of the rustling trees W hero once our household met ? Do you know how wo used to come from school Through the Summer’s pleasant heat, With the yellow fennel’s golden dust On our tired little feet ? And how sometimes in an idle mood We loitered by the way; And stopped in the woods to gather flowers, And in tho fluids to pluy; Till warned by thedoop’ning shadow’s fall, That told 01 th • coming night, We climbed to the top ot the last long hill, And saw our homes in sight ? And brothers and sisters, older now i han she whoso life is o’er, Do you think of tho mother’s loving face That looked from tho open door? Alas ! for tho changing things of time ; That ho ne in the d.ist is low, And that loving smile was hid from us in tho darkness long ago ! And wo havo como to life’s last hill, i rom which our weary eyes Can almost look on tho home that shines Eternal in the skies. So, brothers and sifters, as wo go, Siill lot us move as one. Always together keeping step, Till the march of life is done. For that mother who waitid for us hero, u curing a smile so sweet, Now waits on the hills ot i aradiso, 1* or her children’s coming feet! —Alicc C>.tr y. A Touching Appbal.— Says tho San .Joso Mercury: Postmaster Hillings of Santa Clara has received tho following letter. It tolls its own sad story. If tho father referred to ean resist such an ap peal, he must be something less than human. We publish tho letter entire : Masillon, Ohio, June 2d, 1873. To the I\>stmaater of Santa Clara: — Will you ho so kind as to inquire if there is such a man as George Kay in your city or where ho is if ho has left Santa Clara, He is about 37 years old, dark eyes and hair, not very tall, is a carpenter by trade, lie is my dear father, and we havo not heard a word from him for ■noro than two years. Mu is left with live children, and I am the oldest, and 1 am 14 years old. Sometimes Mu thinks he i.- dead; hut 1 diearned the other night that he came home to us, and it has made me think so much uhoul him that 1 can not help writings to you, for 1 cannot give up all hopes. Oh ! doer Mr. Postmaster will you do this favor for a poor homeless girl? and you shall have nmnywuim thanks. If you can see him, or heat whol e he is, will you be so good as to send him this letter ? M v Dkaii, D k a it Pa :—How onn 1 tell you how sad my heart is while I try to wi ite to you, not knowing whether you are dead or alive. Do you love us any mole? If you are siek and discouraged we will try and help you to come home, and then we will work and take care ol you. Oh. how ha id it is to live as we do now. The children are all separated. Willie is at the Slate Reform School in Lancaster in tlii- State, anil Ma does not have to pay his liouid; a man in Berlin has adopted Frankie as his daughtei; and a rich lai mer in the country has Libhiu as his child, and Henry is at Fredericks liuifj. 1 am working fur wages in a small family in Mas-illon. Ma has learned the dressmaker’s trade, and sews by day in Ibis city and helps me all she can. She has been wo’king in Fulton for the last two weeks, and will he there some time. It is hind to have no home, no Pa to love ii-, ami oli, do take pity on us, ami come hack ! We will receive you with open arms. Am) how happy we will he to have you wftli us, as you have been once. Oh Pa, do wi ite mid tell us if you love us still. Your Sorrowful Daughter, Emma A. Rav, Massilon, Slaik Co., Ohio. Two Pictuuks. —Pictures themselves have sometimes a cuiious history. The story of two pictures at Florence is old, hut not worn out. An artist at Rome iiw often playing on the streets, near his window, a child of exquisite beauty, with golden hair mid cherub face. Struck with the loveliness of the hoy, he painted his picture and hung it up in his studio. In his saddest hours that sweet, gentle face looked down upon him like an angel of light. Its presence filled his soul with gladness mid longings for heaven, which its purity symbolized. “ If I ever find," said lie, “a perfect contrast to this beau tiful face, I w ill paint that also, and hang it on the opposite wall, and the onu I shall call heaven and the other hell.” Years passed. At length, in another part of Italy, ho visited a prison, In looking through ihc grated door of a cell, he saw the most hideous object that ever met his sight—a fierce, haggaid, fiend, with glaring eyes, and cheeks deeply maikcd with the lines of lust and crime. The artist remembered the promise he had made him-elt, mid immediately painted a picture of this loathsome culp rit to hang over against the poitrait of the lovely boy. The contrast was perfect. Tho two poles of the moral universe were before him. Then the mystery of the human soul gained another illustration. He had two pictures, hut they were likenesses of one mid the same person. To his great surpiise, on inquiry into the history of this horrid wretch, he learned that he was no other than the sweet child with golden ringlets whom lie once knew so well, and saw so often playing In tho streets of Rome. A VAir built its nost a few weeks ago, in the Ascension Church, ut Baltimore, offensively near the choir. The sexton being appealed to, he said, ” I'll fix the rascals,” Hiid proceeded to burn them out. The next day, while gazing at the ruins of the church, the sexton was heard Ur remark, “ I kriew I could fix the ras cals, Imt I’m sorry the church went with them.” A Fact, mill Why It la No. A favorite argument with those gen tlemen who would discriminate against female school teachers in favor of the op posite sex is, that wliilo male teachers are scarce, and good ones difficult to ob tain, the supply of first-class female teach ers largely exceeds the demand. We concede the fact, but hold the attempt to use it ns an ngument that lady teachers should receive less wages for like services than men, ns unmanly and unjust. We might mention several reasons why there are proportionately more and immesurc ably better qualified female than male school teachers, but the chief one is that while with a man of energy, education and ability school teaching is but a pre paratory course to something more con genial to his tastes, and more profitable as a business, it is with a woman the vltima t/mle of secular occupation. The rules of a society permit her to go no fur ther. A young man adopts the profession of school teaching, ns a sailor ships for an other cruise, because necessity compels him to do something, and he applies him self to the business with which lie is most familiar. Hut if there is anything in him, if he is not the passive, lackadaisical, negative gentlemen we too frequently see in the school teacher, who has no higher ambition than to teach school, lie will not long wear the badge of the pedagogue, lie will devote his leisure hours to the study of a profession or business, and some fine morning the pupils will bo sor ry to learn that their kind-hearted, earn est, energetic and universally-esteemed teacher has turned lawyer or doctor or cashier or book-keeper, or adopted some one of the thousand other occupations within the reach of a man of brains and ambition. It is different with the intelli gent, educated wompn. She adopts school teaching u9 the best thing within her reach ; and no matter what her ability and qualifications for other more conge nial and better paying occupations, they are beyond tier attainment. They are not open to her as they are to the man. We are accustomed to laugh at a lady lawyer, sneer at a female doctor, and it is within the memory of very young people that women have been admitted to even the most unimportant clerical positions, A little thought will explain why there are more female than male teachers — why our schools contain many cultivated, intelligent, active, efficient lady teachers, and too many small-brained, nariow minded, illiberal, cold nutured and re pulsive mat.tiered male teachers. These remarks are not intended to be sweeping. There are many cultivated, intelligent gentlemen, engaged in the l’ublic School Department, and there are not a few in competent lady teachers who owe their position to favoritism lather than ability and qualification. Hut they lire excep tions to an almost general rule. —,S'«n t'randuco Chronicle. A Clown’s Sehmon. —Thu Virginia papers report that during tliu exhibition of a traveling menagerie and circus in a town in that Stale where there was at the time some religious convocation in ses sion, the painted jester of the equestrian ring illustrated his own serious capacity ami greatly affected no audience in which many church members weie present, by delivering the following homily: “My friends—We have taken in ffliUU here to day, moiu money 1 venture to say limn any minister of the gospel in tiffs commu nity would receive for a whole year's ser vices. A large portion of this money was given by church members, and a large poition of ibis audience is made up of members of the church. And yet, when your preacher asks you to aid in suppoi ting the go-pel, you are too poor to give anything. Vet you come here and pay me dollars to hear mo talk non sense. 1 am a fool because I am paid for it; 1 make my living by it. Vou profess to be wise, and yet you support me in iny fully. Hut pci Imps you say you did not cuine to see the circus, but the animals. If you came to see ani mals, wliy did you not simply look at them and leave? Now, is not this a pretty place for Christians to be in ? Do you not fuel ashamed of yourselves ? You ought to blush in such a place ns this.” The sensation following a speech like this, in such a place, from such a speaker, may be imagined. The local clergy availed themselves of the spirit thus produced ; u religious revival was attempted, and a collection for foreign missions resulted in the sum of four dol lars and a Imlf. Fob Giki.h. —Sir, do girls know any thing about housekeeping in these days of worldly pleasure? 1 * in afiuid not. All they seem lit for is to be drussed like doffs, and walk about the streets until a late hour. If you ask one if she knows how to bake, wash, or make pudding, etc., peibaps she will tell you that tier mother does nil the work ; she wouldn't do any, she will be a lady. Hut wlmt sort of one ? 11 they are usked to dust a room, they have to get a pair of old gloves for fear of soiling their hands. What foolish pride—as if their hands wouldn't wash ! All I can say is that I pity the mothers of such girls, for whut help are they ? Now I hope some of .you who read this will begin to help your mothers, and you will see the advantage of being able to keep house at some future time. Swkktenikq one's coffee is generally the first stirring event of the day. NIXIATCRE WOMEX. Vi’e do not know when our footings lmve boon so touched with pity as at a spectacle witnessed a Sunday or two ago. It was a day to tempt even an atheist to some recognition of a Supreme Being.— The religiously inclined could not resist its calm, bright invitation to go up to the house of God, and give thanks to him for the heauty of earth and heaven. It chanced that the Sunday school was in session as lie crtered the nave of an open church, and while waiting through its closing exercises, there was an oppor tunity for tlio inviting study of young children's faces. Looking about among the rows of sparkling eyes and mobile features, the vision was suddenly arrest ed by tho ornate toilettes of a couple of sister* : for nlthough strnngers, tho per fect uniformity of their dross indicated the two to he such. Crimped, and curl ed, nnd braided, the hair of the misses was a marvel of intricate arrangement, which set one wondering hopelessly how much patient, irksome labor before the mirror had been spent in its adjustment. Mounted above it, nnd tipped low down over tho forehead was a miracle of the milliner’s art of ribbons, and llowers, nnd velvets. Their white muslin dresses were elaborately decorated, and tied with rain bow-luted sashes at the waist, and enliv ened with laces, chains nnd brooches at the throat. Thu faces set in the midst and overshadowed by all this lavish adornment wore smull, pale and thin, and had a suspicious suggestion of pow der and the puff-box in their alabaster whiteness. Delicate, dwarfed and pre cocious, these miniature women looked no more use in the world than a couple of forced fragile flowers. It was impossible to guess their ages from any hint in their attire or expression. They might he ten or twelve ; and they might be eighteen or twenty. Only one thing about them that was positive : they were fashiona ble. The freshness, simplicity nnd frnnknoss of young girlhood was entirely oblitera ted. \Vhen they arose at the dismissal ol school nnd passed down the aisle, their bent figures, humped hacks nnd mincing steps declared the finishing absurdity of tight shoes and high heels, while their conscious air and artificial manner com pleted the painful picture. They were girls of the period. And multitudes of such are growing up all over our laud, with the expectation in duo time of fulfilling tho destiny of wo manhood and becoming wives and moth ers. The men who are to marry such had better think tw ice and then decline. Chicago l\>»t. Not Usicu To Elkvatoii*.—A few evenings since, an odd looking character entered one of tho leading hotels of this city, and alter scrawling the name—John Higgins, Sucker Flat—upon the register, east down a fdO piece on the counter and asked for a "good room.” Tho clerk docketed him 4iW, somewhere in the nt tie, and John lliggins, of Sucker Flat, was shown Into the elevator. For some reason or another, the boy was not at his post, and Higgins, supposing it to be the room in which he was to spend the night, immediately began to undress. In 11 tew moments the elevator boy returned, and found Higgins minus everything hut his undershirt and drawers. The gentleman from Sucker Flat was considerably sur prised at what he deemed the unceremon ious entrance of the hoy, and demanded why he laid dared come into a gentle man's room without knocking. Thu boy took in the situation at a glance, and see ing a putty of ladies coming up, appar ently with the intention of nsconding in the elevator, concluded that lliggins must be got out of the way ns soon as possible, and giving the rope a tug, sent the apparatus skyward. The moment that the thing began its ascent, Higgins began to bound about the conllnud apart ment like a caged lunatic, and fora while it was hard to tell which was most thor oughly frightened, lliggins or tho boy.— At last they reached the lop floor uud came to a dead halt. Here the Sucker Flat man hurst open the door, and rush ed out of the elevator, airily clad in the simple costume of a red undurshirt and white drawers. lie was closely followed by the boy, who was evidently anxious to get the guest into ruoui ■fHH ns soon ns tlie circumstunces would permit. As luck would have it, however, a number of chainhermaids were just passing the spot, and, as Higgins broke loose in their midst, they tilled the upper corridors witii unearthly cries, and fled in different di rections. At lust, by the assistance of several waiters, Higgins was caught and taken to his room where bis wearing ap parel was nflerwaids brought tu him. — Hu now uses the stairs wliun lie wants to go up or down.—San h'rancieco Chron icle. Tine Best IIavk tukik Failikub.— A painter was once engaged upon a liko ness of Alexander the Great. In one of Ins great buttles Alexander hud received an ugly scar on the side of his face. The artist was desirous of giving a correct likeness of tho monarch, and at tho same time, desirous of hiding the sear. It was a dillieult task to accomplish. At length ho hit upon a happy expedient. He painted him In a reflective attitude, his hand placed against his head, while his finger covered the scar. The bust men are not without their failing*—thoir sours — hut do not dwull upon them. In sink ing of them to others, adopt the painter's expedient, and let the linger of love bo pluccd on the <car. NUMBER 30. THE TETTER. MyleUar t» finished ; but how shall It end ? small 1 stun ,t j llst •• Itertha M’Caul ?" It « so awkward tu write to a gentleman friend And to Char toy tea hardest of all. Shall I say. “ Youre respocttuUyv Horrible ' No ; That would be quite insulting. I'm suit- Or " Cordially yours T ” Or *’ lour friend' 4*. and-So ? ’’ These phrases I cannot endure. Well, “Sincerely your friend?" No, that Is not q ite true ; Or “ Yours to command ? ” That's too meek; "Yours us ever ? ” Oh, shocking .' TSut would never do. We wore strangers till Michaelmas week. I have it 1 I've written quite fast (we'll sup pose.) " Yours in haste." Ah, that hardly sounds right; lie might take It in literal earnest; who knows? Whien would put me in me h a poor light. Pear mo ! How perplexing ! Thero u an ex pression That might tell—what he never must know— And yet, though it almost would be a confes sion, llo never would fancy it so, •Tis toooommon to use it. I've written it often, Hut ne'er felt its meaning bufore ; lie'll never suspect. (Ah, 1 see his eye soften " bile scanning uiy note o'er and o'er.) So I’ll say it. Why not? What harm can it do? ' fis wiilten. And now for the sending — "Yours truly”—1 fool as if, somehow, ha know— Thougli it's really a commonplace ending. Falling in Lovk.—Ono of the most mysterious and unaccountable things in tlio world is limv people fall in love. We do not moan tho gradual and equable descent by which two long-time acquaint ances, steadily becoming more and more attractive to each other, ultimately grow to be inseparable. Wo refer to the sud den plunge—tho falling off n precipice, ns it wore —by which people sometimes becomes instantaneously absorbed in each other, and mutually encircled and over borne by an all engrossing, reciprocal affection. Love at first sight it is com monly culled. A man may have been a great deal In society; bo may Imve traveled over tho world ; ho may have seen hundreds of beautiful girls ; but no ono has ever made any serious impression upon him. All at once bo meets a glance, ho perceives a female form, ho encounters u woman’s lace, the like of which he instantaneously feels lie has never beheld before. He is fascinated, cnthrallud, bound hand and loot for evermoro. Why it is bo ennnot tell —be cannot imagine. The mystery is unfathomable. There may bo a disparity in years, in what is called social position, in fortune, and indeed in almost every particular. For that tie cares not, or if lie cares, bis regrets are inoperative upon his feelings, and vain, lie only knows that lie has met an object which, in spito of himself it may be, bo must love and adore. Ami women fall in love in Ilia snino inexplicable manner, being wholly unable to explain even to themselves the reason ot it—perhaps moro frequently than men, W but does it mean T Tlioru must be some magnetic or spiritual inUuence which is unknown to any system of phi losophy over yet discovered. So it lias boon from the beginning of the world ; so it probably will continue to bo to the end of time. Hut there is one tiling about falling in love ; it is not so chilling or unpleasant as falling through the ice.—A'em York Ledger. If KitK is a curious story of the bid slav ery times, which wo clip from a western Carolina paper. In the gold mining re gions of llurko county lived an industri ous, woll-to do free colored woman, by the name of Nancy Boyce, Shu was en gaged to marry Jack, u slave, and in or der to have everything pleasant, she put bur band in bur pocket and bought him of tiis master. Hut she was shrewd enough to take a bill of sale of him, for lunutely, us it luipponed, for Jack turned out utterly worthless and a perfect sot. Hut little need was there for Nancy to go to the courts for relief by divorce, tilia knew a better way than that. She owned tier man, and she simply sold him to a slave dealer, who carried him off tu the far Southwest, so that tho sharp Nancy was never bothered by him again. Hus bands have been badly sold before, tlio’ not in this particular way. OlttOIN OK 1’tCNNY Postaok.—An En glish lecturer recently told his audience that Mr. Howland Hill saw a poor wo man whose husband was away, look ear nestly at the outside of a letter from him and then decline to tuko it, ns the postage was too grunt. He expressed his sympa thy, hut when the postman was gone she explained to him that the letter was all outside ; her husband and she had agreed on signs mid tokens und variations of the address, so she could thus learn without fee that he was well or ill, was coming home soon, or wished her to come to him, or would send her money next wuuk, and so on. The luture reformer thought it a pity tho poor should ho driven to such shills and accordingly preached penny postage. This the lecturer asserted, was tho origin of clump postage. To I’kintkks. —A good washing com pound for cleaning type, etc., may be made as follows : Take sal soda one pound, unslacked lime one-half pound, and one gallon of water; boil half an hour, stirring frequently, thon let it stand till well settled, and when perfectly clear pour off into another vessel. When pre paring lor use take one part of this liquid and add two of water. We have tried sevuiai kinds of wa-hiog fluid, but And this the cheapest as woll ns the best of any. The necessary articles can bo pur chased anywhere for twenty-five c<*nU.