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AV'at. pleased with the newcomer; She saw another f!ae enroll His heart for her serene control. And liked me for a summer. I was a fool; I sought hr heart; The calm face did not fein or start. Surprise to seem to cover; Phe only said, with candid speech, She nl!y had not luoant to teach Me to become hei lover. I smiled to think tb.it I hnve learned (With lorgnette ci iticiily turned too listJ worth disci ruins; Vor now I without my iss, no prent deiret nell, lt it pass; No heatt. Was she worth learning? FOR LIFE AND LOVE. It was in the spring time of the year, pnd had rained almost incessantly for two weekf. Harriet Gelder resided with her aunt, Mi.ss Hannah Linwood, in Thornway, a village about eight mile from a Northern town wlire Florian Uourtland rheld a good situation in a hank, and Florian grew impatient for fair weather and a chance to visit hia peculiar beloved. There was little im mediate prospect of a cessation of the rain, and one Sunday morning the ar dent lover resolved to set the weather at defiance, and accordingly he sent out foi his hor, and prepared for his stormy ride lie came down from his room ar rayed in a water proof coat, thick boots and coarse gloves a glazed hat covering his curling, go den hair, and a riding whip io his hand. The parlor door stood partly open, and as he was passing it on his way through the hall, Mrs. attrice, the lady with whom he lodged, came out. - . "Dear me, Mr. Court land," she ex claimed, with a glance of surprise at his rough weather dress, -'it is impossible that you are going out in this rain?' "The rain will do inenoharm; you ee I am prepared for it," answered Florian, smilingly. " But it is so unpleasant," urged the fady. "Where in tho world can you wish to go in such weather? " she added, cariosity getting the better of polite ness u To Thornway," replied Florian, blushing slightly. " What's that, Mr. Courtland?" cal'ed cut Maurice, who was reading his morn ing paper in the parlor. " lie says he is goinj to Thornway ; ac tually to Thornwsy, on such a day as this!" said Mrs. Maurice responding for Florian. " Mr. Courtland, you are crazy!" said the gentlemen, joining his wife at the door. " The roads are in a horrible con dition, and will be worse by night. Come, listen to reason, and stay at home." But Florian refused to listen to reason, and took himself ofi in spite of warning or entreatv. On an? other errand it would have been an exceedingly dispirit ing ride, and i he had been bound for any other destination he would have turned back; butthe thoughtof meeting Harriet spurred him forward. The way grew worse with every mile; his hore plodded slowly through the mud, stumbl ing now and then in some of the many ruts and pitfalls; the rain poured steadily down, beating into his fac and running in streams from his cap; and he was very thankful when at last he came within the vicinity of Linwood, as the estate of Harriet's aunt was named He had taken a seldom-used by-road to shorten the distance to Linwood, where the road was divided by a s nail stream, which bounded one side o5 the estate, and was crossed by fording. But now the long rains had swollen the waters to a flood, and the stream lashed into foam and tossed into billows by its own velocity, and rushed onward at a rate that made the thought of fording it a wild insanity. With a mental anath ema against his own stupidity in not thinking of this, Courtland turned to re trace his way to the main road, twe miles back, where the little river wai panned by a bridge. Opposite him, across the stream, he could see the gray walls of Linwood, and in Mb anxiety to to be within them the two miles seemed . like twenty. But the bridge was reached at last and crossed. Florian had noticed, as he approached the bridge, that the land at a little distance below it, which was low and flat, was completely flooded, the river, overflowing here, having sub merged it to a wide extent. A point or knoll of land, close upon the river s bank, remained dry, forming a little island in the midst of the whirling, muddy flood; and upon this island stood a small wooden house, which, as Fionan perceived with concern, was evidently occupied, for a thin blue wreath of smoke was ascending from the chimney. If there were people in that dwelling, their position was most perilous, as the water was rising fast and threatened swn to cover the land and sweep away the houe. Florian turned aside from the high way and rode down" to the edge of the flooded lowland; as he approached the water s edge, he saw a female torm ap peal at the window of that threatened dwelling, and a handkerchief was waved imploringly toward him. ' Unhesu? tingly he rode into the water, which for some distance was not over his horse's back but it soon drew deeper, lorcirg the animal to swim. FfOrian urged him forward, and,' drawing near the house, the door was thrown open, and he cried out in affrighted surprise, for there stood Miss Linwood and Har netGelderl "Harrietl" cried Florian, ("foi heaven's sake, how came you here X " We came to see a sick woman, re plied Harriet, with prompt coolness, " nd the water rose before we " It is rising now, and fast," he inter rupted, excitedly, "and there is no time to waste. ' My horse will carry two; which of you shall I take first?" "The sick woman first," said Harriet quietly. , Flirt, coquette, as she wascalled, nd not without cause, yet the element oi heroism was in her nature. She was as calm and cool now as she had ever been in her life, while her aunt stood trembl ing with excitement. Florian trembled, too, as he looked at the feeble old woman, whom Miss Linwood was assisting from her chair to the door, and whom he had nnt noticed until Harriet called his at- tpnrinntn her. He trembled with the appalling fear that there would not be time to go and return twice, before the swiftly rising 'water should hare torn the frail structure from its foundations; for there was already an inch of . water upon the floor.1 But he only cast one glance at Harriet's calm face, and stooped to lift the sick ' woman up before him.. Without a word he turned his horse toward the shore, and the good beast, with its double burden, struggled back through the flood.- ' ' " " Harriet and her aunt waited, shiver ing as they watched the water growing deeper and deeper upon the floor, and heard the. waves waah. with an ever louder sound against the frail four walls that stood between - them and'death. They saw Florian reach the shore, place the sick woman upon the ground, throw oft' the heaviest of his clothing, and turn his now unwilling steed toward the house again. 1 They were standing knee-deep in water when he once more appioached the al ready shaking building. lie did not speak a word, but looked silently from Harriet to her aunt, his white face growing whiter yet as Harriet said, in steady tones, "Aunt Hannah first." "Harriet " commenced Miss Lin wood. ' - "Go, Aunt Hannah!" "Harriet, I won-t!" "You must!" said Harriet firmly. "Harriet, Harriet I For pilysaice " "You are delaying her," V. iss Hannah," exclaimed Florian, hoarsely. Come, she will not yield, if she dies!" With a groan, Mis?3 Linwood gave up, and he lilted her upon his horse, lhe turbulent waters washed into the room and Harriet staggered and clung to the wall for support. Florian's face was fche put her arms around his neck and kissed him -a long, passionate kiss, which was their first, and might be their last. - , . j He strained her to him, saying, " Har riet, do vou love rae?" " Yes,"Florian.,h ' She then leaned ngalnsk the wall again, as he wtnt and hid her face try ing to shut out the siht of tho 6 yellow waters, c eeping Up the side of the room, higher and higher with every wave that ro led in thr ugh the door. " As Florian reached tha shoro a car riage was approaching in the distance, rocked from side to side, with the furious speed to which the driver was lashing the horses. "It is the carriage from Linwood" 6aid Mis Hannah ; " we have been afraid of a freshet, and they have taken alarm and come back to look for Us." Florian did not hear her; he was urg ing his exhausted horse into the flood again. The poor beast trembled and hesitated; but Florian spurred him fiercely on, smiting hirll with his clenched fist, and shouting at him in his frantic excitement He was half tnad with agony as he look d across the turbid watere to the half-submerged house and saw that they had risen above the top of its door, and Harriet had climbed up through the loft to the roof, where she clung m momentary peril ol death. When the hurrying carriage reached the spot, and Miss Linwood's coachman leaped to the ground, Florian was half way back to Harriet. Mistress and man utood with pallid faces and hearts that hardly beat, silently watching the beau tiful girl, as she clung to the frail sup port, and the young man, with his white face, and his golden hair blowing back, as he dashed madly througn tne nooa to her rescue. While they watched, a great billow came rolling in from the river, roaring fearfully, and tossing its yellow water, as it dashed upon Harriet's refuge. Miss Linwood screamed, and her servant ut tered a hoarse cry, for where the house had been was a whirling wreck of boards and timbers, and Florian's horse was struggling, riderless, toward the shore ! But another moment ahd they saw that Harriet yet clung to the floating roof, and Florian was beside her upon it Seizing a long board, as the waters whirled it within his reach, he guided the frail raft with it towart the shore As he neared the land, the coachman from Linwood sprang into the water and came to his assistance; and in a few moments they were all standing upon the land, a wet, dripping, but profoundly thankful party. They proceeded, as fast as the carriage could carry them, to Linwood, where they all found plenty of employment foi the remainder of the day in getting rid of the effects of their perilous adventure so far as they could do so. It transpired that the sick women had not received any injury; Miss Hannah had caught a slight cold ; ' Harriet had caught a severe one, and Florian had caught Harriet. Mad at the Way She Was Saved. St. Louis Times-Journal. " Don't go on that log," screamed the musculine attendent as one of the damsels walked out on the careening limb of an old dead tree, which lay diagonally with the bank. " Why?" but she kept on going. " It will turn with you!" shouted the gentleman, warmly. " How can it?" and the line with a long sweep of the pole descended into the Just then there was a slight oscillation of the log, two dainty feet swept from under a cloud of skirts, a sylph-like form bent gracefully to the treacherous flood, and, with a stifled scream, body and feet riinnrarpH from view. But for a. mo ment only. The next instant, like the twin extremities of a pair of scissors, two symetrically modeled female continua tions appeared above the surface, bobbed about a second, and then sank again. TW thi time the srentleman was in the water, and by good fortune contrived to get hold of the gaiter-clad feet, and w as tugging away manfully in the direction of the bank. But the unfortunate lady appeared to be turned wrong side out, and dragged neaviiy, au "u brella. But a landing was made at last, and the young lady, like a capsized sail ing vessel, was put right side up with care. As soon, however, as she had re gained her usual balance, she turned furiously upon her rescuer. " You wre tch ! Why did you pull me out by the feet?" " Because I coutan i gei notu w uj other part of you. You, .seemed to me to be all legs." ! "Sir! How dare you?" " I beg pardon, but really I did the best I could." The subject was too delicate to con tinue, but it was evident the. lady and her friends were excessively indignant. No apologies could conciliate them, and it was in a tone of inexpressible sorrow that he said in turning away: " If you ladies will persist in turning upside down when you get into the water, I can't help it. A contempobakt prints apoem called ttaiher Tlioe Fruits, Oh Death." And w wnnld be best. It is so now that ih small boT cathers the fruits before they are ripe, and Oh Death gathers the tin a 1 1 hov. Norrktown Herald. ghastiy, as he ben i forward a hd placed his hand upon her shoulder, whispering, in a choked voice. " Uiss nie Harriet." . ' -, : - . rT. I A Flower that lures the Alpine Tour ists to Destrnction. ' lotriss Continent. J Every traveler in Switzerland is familiar with the tender Bear-shaped flowers of this curious plant, whose eage-green blossoms are stuck into the hat of every guide and are Collected with rare ingeiiuity by the importunate little rascals who race the carriages on the road, or start out like rabbits from the bushes as the pedestrian begins his solitary climb. The plant is scarce and very partial. It is found in the Enga-, dine ; seldom in the Bernese Obefland, and has particular corners ar mount ains that it loves to effect This seaf city and partiality gave to the Edelweiss a Bomewhat unheal ty notoriety. Th rarer it became the more ambitious were the excursionists to obtain a sprig. Some years ago every cockney hat was adorned with the curious bloom, feath ered, as its botanical name implies, like an old man's beard, and it was no longer a sign of patience and endurance to vs ear this pretty badge that hitherto had denoted a long climb and patient search. When tourists bee;an to brand the alpen stocks down in the valley with the name of a mountain whose base they touched, but whose tops they never attempted to reach, then wa3 Edlwei vld by the handful at Interlaken, C -i; tiiouni, and Grindelwald, and the guides, porters and boys were tempted to rifle the mountains of their peerless flowers. When the rage for art greens came upon us in full force, aj-thetic young ladies flattered themselves that a wreath of the soft petals would look bejoming in the hair, and some went bo far as to appear at fancy balls in the character of The Alps smothered in Edelweiss, As for the flower itself, it was not bo CouKeoUs and graceful as the Indian plant of beauty, that raises up its head and opens at the approach of A Womati On the contrary, it refused to be in any way gracious at the touch of the female botanist, and sternly declined ttJ b4 transplanted. The nioie obstinate was the Edelweiss, the more determined be came the ladies, and they, purchased it by the root, carefully tended it during the journey home, nursed it across the sea, watched it at every railway station, and handed it f the family gardener, in order to hear in a few days that the plant, sickening and sighing for its mountain home, had refused to exist in England with the aid of any artificial process-., There have been only one or two very fare and exceptional cases where the Edelweiss was induced to live and eiVe forth flower-i in England, and then the result was only obtained by a system of nursing that would have worn out the majority of botanist. At last the Swiss Government determined to put down by law the wholesale destruction of this popular flower. It was rapidly disap pearing altogether from tne country, when an enactment made it penal to take a plant up by the roots. The dignity and importance of legislation gave a new impetus to the interest that was attached to the plant, and going in search of the Edelweiss become as at tractive a source of danger as any to be found in Switzerland. Unaccompanied by guides and straying from the beaten tracks, more than one tourist has risked his life, and several have ?jeen already killed, in the quest- The Songs of Scotland. At Untie Monthly. There is a verv general impression, es pecially in England, that Burns created Scottish soiig, and that all that is valu able in it is his work. Instead of saying that Burns created Scottish song, it would be more true to say that Scottish song created Burns, and that in him it culminated. He was born at a happy hour for a national songster, with a great background of song, centuries old, hehind him. and breathing from his childhood a very atmosphere of melody From the earliest times, the Scotch have been a song-loving people, meaning iy song both the tunes, or airs, ami words. This is not the side which the Scotch man turns to the world, when he goes abroad into it to push his fortune. We all know the character that passes cur rent as that of the typical Scot, sandy haired, hard-featured, clannish to his countrymen, shrewd, cautious, self-seek ing, self reliant, preserving, unsympa thetic to strangers, difficult to drive a bargain with, impossible to circumvent. The last thing a stranger would credit him with ' would be the love of song. Y'et when that hard, calculating trader has retired from the 'change or the market-place to his own fireside, perhaps the things he loves best, almost as much as his dividends, will be those simple national melodies he has known from his childhood. Till a very recent time the whole air of Scotland, among the coun try people, was redolent of song. You hear the milkmaid singing some old chant, as she milked the cows in field or byre; the housewife went about her work or span at her wheel, with a lilt upon,her 'lips. In the Highland glen you might hear some solitary reaper sing ing like her whom Wordsworth has im mortalized ; in the Lowland harvest field, now one, now another, of the reapers tak ing up an old-world melody, and then the whole band breaking out into some well-known chorus. The plow-, man, too, in winter, as he turned- over the lea furrows, beguiled the time by humming or whistling a tune; even the weaver, ashe clashed theshuttle between the threads, mellowed the harsh sound with a song. In former days song was the great amusement of the peasantry, as they of a winter night met for a hamlet-gathering by each other's firesides. This was the usage in Scotland for cen turies, and 1 am not sure that tne radi cal newspaper which has superseded it is an improvement. . .. A Chemical Yolcano. It was first suggested by Sir Humphrey Davy that volcanic action might be due to the violent chemieal - union of salts and minerals within the earth's crust. Davy was -probably led to this idea bv the explosion of the metal sodium, with evolution of heat and steam when it comes in contact with water. An exam ple of this kind of volcano has been dis covered on the shores of the Missouri, about thirty-six miles above Sioux City, in the State of Nebraska,- A large blni! stands at this part of the river bank, and when the ear is laid to the ground near it, internal rumblings are heard, flames are seen to issue from the earth by night, and steam by day. The tipper part of the bluff is composed of carbon. A Conclnslve Answer. Dr. Murphy was boasting recently that the ' rlimate. of "Minnesota beats the Mimateof California or a-ny other State and VV ith a triumphant air of exulta tion, exclaimed: "Look at me; behold my beautifully rounded form. - When I r,fl ir 1 weiehed . only ninety-seven pound, and now I weigh two hundred and seventy five pounds. What do you think of that?" One of the som of the late Bishop Willoughby, ' standing by, Said: fly, yucmr, biia.ii a uuiuiuj , IaoV ot. m? 1 weisn one l weisn one nunarea ana seventy-five pounds, and when I came to Minnesota 1 weisneu uuiy uuunua. The doctor left.Sf. foul Mn.) Pionier Prets. ' MOlilUSTOWN, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, k Milky Sea. The phenomenon of ( a milky sea has been known to occur in certain parts, but has not been very thoroughly scruti nized. Some -have considered the tliminrjus appearance in question an electrical effect in thunderstorms; others have attributed it to. cadavaric decom position of marine "animals ahd plants; ithera'to abundant spawn, with fishes moviog about in it. But the troth ap" pears to be that it results from an ac cumulation of animalcuhe capable of becomingphosphoreccent spontaneously At by friction. ' Sbnr e interesting in--Oruiation on the subject (of an exact character) has been lately published by-Ut-ntenant FOrhain, of the French iron clad L'Armide, which in February last met with a milky sea- itt the passage from Point de Galle to AdeiL . The flights of February 9, 10, i$ ahd 13 wer8 characterized by the phenomenon in all Its splendor, the ship during this time traversing 600 miles (1,100 kilometers) in a mean latitude of iwelve degrees north, between the meridians of- 61 degree! and 51 degrees . east- longitude. TLe.-e was no thunderstorm, the sky was clear, the moon new, the barometer, thermometer and hygrometer were reg ular and a gentle northeast rcoiisOon was blowing, 'lhe temperature of the sur face of the water was constant at 25 degrees. The sea Was like a snow covered field in a clear nighV, and all trace of undulations was lost sight of. The milky look Was hard;y disturbed by the motion of the ship and- working of the screw (which shows that the layer had considerable thickness). By day all disapp ared; but the hue of the ea was fcoiugYvhat R tcte 1. Looked at at tentively over the ship's side at iligbt the water was seen to contain an enofnioiis number of luminous particles pressed close together and more brilliant close to the side (where di-turbed), Some four huhdred of these corpuscles oi.e to two centimeters long could be counted n a bucket holding ten itres of the wateh Drawn out thf.ae We e seen to be of gelatinou sUbstabee, which quick'y dr ed and disappeared, leaving a dark globule one mijiimeter in diameter, whi hj in the hiicroecop'd, presented a transparent ovoid anima' cu he, filled w ith eggs, and moving its fins and tentacles incessantly. A d op of water added to the dark globule brought back its luminosity; and when the creature was bruised in the head it gave a bright iriark, which was quickly extinguished, ai.d which had no smell. The milky water kept till day and looked at in the dark, shows no luminos ity, even though agitated; nor does the Water procured by day and brought into darkness. It remains to be determined what causes the luminosity of those animaldulte, ahd information is als de sirable as to the po?ition of the various milky seas on the 'globe, the times of their appearance, whether they persist in the same place or not. etc. Several of the officers on board ot the L'Armide had witnessed the phenomenon before, but never so brilliant or so continuous. The L'Armide in going out had passed thirty leagues further north in Febru ary, 1878, without encountering any thing of the kind. London Times. George Eliot's Money-Making Powers and Persona! Appearance. London Letter in Chicago TribW.j She 'is now fifty-nine and childless, and though it may not b? called so, hers is a most melancholy widowhood. She was always referred to, While he lived, as the wife of Lewes. She never was hid wife ; she could not be, for Mrs. Lewes proper still survives. Sin frequently contributes to longevity. George Eliot's writings have beeh very profitable. Their value in the market has rapidlv increased. For " Scenes of Clerical L'ife" she received but 300 ($1,500); for "Adam Bede" she got, all told, 3,000 ($15,000, but something less, I fear, for "Mill on the Floss." "Komolo," perhaps hef most artistic and one of the most interesting of her novels to cultured people, has never been fully appreciated. Its earnings have, to date, I am told, not been much over 2,000. . . She has cleared from "Middlemarch." issued by the Black- woods in eight divisions, the enormous sum of 8,000, and for "Daniel Deronda" about the same. " Silas Mariner," one of her strongest stories, was not very profitable, while "Felix Holt," not at all equal to it, gave her six times as much money. Her poetry she has issued six volumes has not been liked, noi docs it deserve to be liked in any measure with her novels. Still, she prefers hei poetrv, and would rather be ranked as a poet than a fictionist. Her entire earn- , ings have been about f lo ',uuu, ana sne could make a contract any day for a new story for which she would be guaranteed 140,000. Her money-making power is not excelled by that of any writer in Great Britain. In her case genius has been rewarded. George Eliot is one of the most learned authors of her time. The amount of her acquirement is wonderful. She is mistress of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, has a tolerable acquaintance with Romaic and Russian, is up in all the sciences, is a critical Latin and Greek scholar, and admirable historian, an arche ologist, understands music, painting and etatuar , and is a brilliant conversational ist. Beauty she has not, and nothing like it. Some persons count her very plain, even homely, others hold that she has. a very interesting face. . To me she is in no wise remarkable in appearance she does not look a bit like a genius geniuses seldom do. She has gray eyes, rather large features, abundant hair, streaked with white, a medium figure, neither stout nor slender, and a pleasant, well modulated voice. She has been ex tremely industrious in her' profession. She composes rapidly often, but corrects with great care, and frequently injurei her health, not robust by any means. She is a pronounced rationalist in belief; in most respects a wonderful woman, and urely a prodigious intellect. : Ilonie-lveeping. V.ven nome-keenine. writes Mary Clem mer. which should be the supreme de light of every woman who has one, is to day to thousands of women an expressi ble burden. And this scarcely through Twrsonal fault of theirs. J.t is born ot conditio,-, emulation, inadequacy, am bition. custom, "the habits ot trood so- rietv." "the spirit of the age." This h io-ht scarcely iaus on tne iainiue, com , - 1- fnruble poor. The loving; ,thrif tly man and woman, graduated from the contriv ing school of necessity and endeavor, wno, underone roof work together, head, heart and hand, to make all end3 meet at the end of every year; patient, peaceful, in dustrious making tne best, tne most oi every possibility within their life these are not the unnappy, worn-out peopie, The unhappy ones are the people of ex pensive tastes, luxurious habits, unsrati- fied ambition, inadequate means, whose life isa perpetual struggle between desire and debt, "or the fear of it. To them life is a Rnare. a burden, a cheat; as it is also to the rich, the powerful, who, in all their fetting, lost forever the charm of quiet anniness. the capacity for repose. The I preponderance of the two last classes in i rrreat Cilies 13 W iiat una me . very mr nu J breathe with a disquietude deeper than r the mere numbers which eni to make It. PASSDiGTSMILES. A ie-CAStles, we presume,' ar built of run-beams and here-raf ters. 11 , After clothes are. washed thej may be spread out for a lawn dry. .'. Maky WalebV calls the place where she hangs her clothes, not a closet, but a pantry. - , ; . -. ; t Thek& is one matt in Albany who never gets too drunk to tfU hia own name. It is Hicks. " Figures lie." is a mistake,. Borne of the finest female figUic won upon the street ate nothing but 1 " MiKEdid you ever catch frogs?" "Yesj sorr' "What did yotl bait with?' " Bate 'em wid a stick, sorr." " It is hard to please a man who does not wish to be lied about, and who can not bear to have the truth told about him." - . Neteb jibe a boom without ducking your head. This is important advice, now that there are so many booms coursing over the political sea. fi atoS RotTGE ha3 lately increased her police force to three men and a dog The dog is depended on to stand guard ovef the officers while they sleep. : , A t a recent railroad festival the fol lowing striking sentiment was given i "Our mothers the only faithful tenders who never misplaced a switch." The idea that gun powder and whisky will make a soldier feel brave is all non sense. Put him behind a stonewall if you want .to see hia spine stiffen. A BlqomingtoJt girl who " raised her parasol to parry Sol's rays " was son struck for a match one moonlight night hot long ago. The flame ignhed and now they are united My Grelchf n as a pooty girl, pot is rier solemn troot ... Hut veu I shiiuke Iht pup Ton her, lie jnili me mil his boot. Wk are opposed to holding the World's Fair in New York. We' have neither sisters, cousins nor aunts living there, and the hotel rates are always rxtremely h gh at cuch times. KEOKUK has a man who always feels a r;r.iRit ion to write poetry when he I (rts drunk:, and four temperance speak- efs ale kept eonsianuy u uuuuirj public subscription. A clekoyMAN named Hoyle was so ihdiacree a to register his name at a hotel in Omaha. Within half an hoar no fewer than fourteen persons sent their cards to his room to ascertain if a flush royal couldn t beat four aces. Daniel Webster was a great man, but when he found the pigs in the front yard, he got right down to other men's level in a minute and a half, and he didn t climb back until he tad used up every brickbat around the place. " Votj'kE a fool Frank,' a Deadwood maiden said to her bashful lover; " here I've been waiting two hours for you to kiss me, and there you sit just as if dad wouldn't come down in ten minutes anc close the shebang." Andrewf Iictzir. ' The eye is the index to the soul When a man asks you to get off ihe ruins of his new plug hat, you can tell by looking in his eye whether he wants cash down for the damages or will take an indorsed note running six months. Hk took her pretty hand in hia And pressed it to hia lipa and aaid: " My ownest own, har you not been A-Iooling with an onion-bed?" Apropos of names. First swell " I never did like ' May,' not nearly so pretty as 'Mary," wonder they don't change the day of the month to Mary.' " Second swell;Clevaw idea, bah Jove I make awstas good to June, you know." " What earthly use is it," exclaimed a languid Washington swell the other morning, " our twying to be awisto cwtic, monarchial, and that sort of thing, when a Senator of the United States eats peanuts while riding in the street cars. We're nothing but a dim'd horrid republic, after all." When in doubt how to act, don't act at all. Just let things sort o' work and you lay low and keep a good watcn. out." Seymour Timet. A young man who had lost a bet of the oysters with three of his friends, said he wouldn't pay it unless he was four stew. He has since made a bet with nine of his friends, and says he in ten stew this time, if he loses. Later: He declares two of the bets off, and when he comes to htee and pay, it will appear that he eight stew. Won't you have some angel cake, Mr.'Grumpy?" asked the fair attendant of a fair. " I'd rather have some of the d l's cake," responded the surly ore; and then, with her sweetest expression, she Mid, compassionately, " You had better have some, Mr. Grumpy; it is angel cake, but I am sure that the devils knead it." A sevexty-itine-YEAR-old maid, who was quite ill in Jonstown, told the doctor she had never been hugged by a man in her life, and asked for one kiss. The gallant doctor complied with the request, of course, and she got well. When the ctor zot home and told the story to his wife he got well, he is balder than he was. There is no great extreme in dress to be observed in any siyie; ui is m mony, even wnen gauuy coiunugo rtJO employed, since every toilet ot fashion able construction snows a wrv or a u in dued background to the smiling beauties of the dress picture; this quiet effect i sometimes given in dark grounds, and then again n is ooscrvcu m vue ou&mifc of colors. Sara 15ervhardt lias now hit upon the eact phadu of red hair which s: 1 intends to make fashionable, "t has ih morit of not sooi inc the skin of the head, and it J,j not so harsh for .ladie ol a certain acre as back or tlait brown The Bernhardt tinge is a little redder than auburn, and in cr rttin lights has at niffht crolden shades which harmonize with rouge. ; It is -een at its best when the tresses to which.it is applied are waved artificially, and not tight to the head. They should have a loos fleeciness. Luxurious LcadTille Ladles. The Leadville ladies must be a luxuri ous lot from the following, in the Chroni cle of that city: '"There was a time when rich men's wives and daughters in New York and other cities on the Eastern frontier used to be richly dressed. Thia was during and immediately after the war. The other day a large consign ment of the costly , jewels worn by the New York social Wiles during the times that were good, came to Leadville to be sold. Kuch consignments have been com mon in the last few weeks. Through re verses in fortunes the high-toned ladies of New York . are . compelled to sell. Through great and unexpected prosper ity the ladies of Leadvile think they must buy, and to hear of Mrs, bo and bo. or Miss ; , the daughter of one of the Kittie Krocker mine owners, paying two or three thousand dollars- for a pair of ear rings or four thousand dollars for a pair of bracelets, or two tnousana lor .finger ring, is nothing uncommon. ' One house in this city is now wholly engaged in brinsrinsr to Iadville the most costly jewels that can be found in the Eastern markets, and during the season now : at ha.Tid.therewill.be ball-room iceet in Leadville that will dazzle." 1880, ; Hints on Calling. Stare around the. room. If you haven't got a child take a dog .with Ton. ;"-' ' '' 1 " "; Stick to the very last at the dinner table. Tackle the piano 'the first thing after you ; enter - a strange parlor.. Always turn your back to the one 6eated near you. Make 'it your special business to handle all the ornaments and furniture in the room. If there is an invalid in the room, make what noise you can. , WheU conversation lags, take out your knife and fork and hack the chair you are sitting on. . -- Examine all the pictures in the rCCm even if you have to stand on the chairs to do so. ' Be safe to get'in your argument on re liarion and politics. NEW A D V ER ITS E M EN TS. IT. W. CURTIS, Watches, 'Jewelry & Silverware. Large stock and low prices. SMITH'S OLD STATSTD, Knoxvjllk, ; Tennespee. fb:-5.("ir. ItAMAGE & CO. Stations 3i Job Printers, And Pettier in FANCr GOODS, lOfpvlte Oowan, McCluni KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE H aegkepiw? a f jM and rompU te tok ol tliini .u .he wa of St ti me y, we do a JOB PlllJJ t'lNGt bmiueM la ah IH rani hf, giira to n our work as first l n l t low i as coou work cn do ie for. Orders l in .! will l-prompt-y attend! to. , augll .S l KNOX V L. E FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Offl'v- East Tennessee National Btnk. J CAPITAL STOCK $100 000. 1 OFFICERS. P A.. CAHPKN rK!l, Pa'SinaiT.I jr II no. V irK-I'RFHiDtx r. COLUMBUS POWCL.L, C(;-iii.iii:i.'T'.i- DIRECTORS. JOSEPH J A VQV E8. A. i;aluw LI.. KT J. N FOR I). i. 1. Ll'TTKEM,. W. W. WOOPttl ; K, (!. M. McOIIKrV K. W. T A V MiK, Sr. ii. K. LUCKY, K (!. J Oh SON. y. 11. MoCLUNU. COMMITTEE. FINANCE JOSEPH JAQUKS O. 11. McGHEF., JC. J.SANl'I'KI) I'. K. LUCKY. STOCKHOLDERS. IT. M. M Ghea. Joaaph Jaqnea, h J. Sanford, Joseph H Earnea. A. J. Alters, A J. Monntcaatlr, W. A. Anderaon, 8. T. Logan. R. C. Jackaon, W. P. Chambarlain. n. T. Boyaton. J. Y. Jobbttoo. Jarara L. Oainea, T S. Webb, W. P. Waahbnrn, John E. Chapmab. Job. T. McTeer. K. V. Powell, 8. Baltmar.h, Thia. L, William. J. tt. Uoxaia. II McCiudk. , A C'arpMiiter, . W. V on iriift. I'jlriwrll.l . 1, Koito. W.Tny.cr nr.' V Flllkerson, O. W. Palmer, r. B Lnttrcil. M.J. l'oiri(b. ha H. rlr.iwu, Hniih Martin, i;. K. Lttrkr. K. K. Kurnent, R. T. Wilson. Thoa. O'Coi.ne-, Jhn O. Earue.t. N. Fozurt. K, M . I.ha, J M Lillnrd, 1). F. Ho, augH79-lf TONSORIAL. By Mack Pulton, At'the Commercial House, MORitlaTOWN, TENNESSEE. .iiit th L.nlil c tiatrnn'iBO. and would aay IhUle n iiiveaatir.c;iu eiib-r in cieau, neat lent wbifki-r or moustache uye. Xeinia iiol- elate. FOR TIIE ! ,Var-'eaai i I NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA & ST. LOUIS R. R. . r .a.. Wlilfl.i Ihll ('" . : . m-: Krai- gr..Vi hiuro o Weai, e.t..c ... "at. or a in i. r.. from Chat r . u.n.iiKm rrant Ih kl!9 " I" .1V. (inlaiilaf . Ihout thaog. Slaepiu CtMabeaonail night train. Goo-, oaohes. Good Road and Quick Time. Leav. Chattanooga - 'i a 2 411 pnl lu 3A ira II 4i pin 11 AA pm Brii-P'ri..... - - r HleT.ii.oD I2 31 cm. " ) wan J J fm Derherd P" I nlUbora 'J m Wi trace . 4 P M urfrboro 3 42 pm Arrl. SaliTil.e M' P" L.4TB Na-hT'lle " P Arrie IWcK.une.. H P Martin....... rni .n ity W am M.mpbla 5M am St. Luoia r" 12 i m 1 au 7 " am 4 (K) em 6 il ai II 40 am 2 13 pi a M pm A 10 aa 6 15 am r.rxin. time table. an J all information la re gard to thia route, cal.-pn or addra W. I, DNLIT. n f.. Knd Ticket Aft . N-hT.l.e, Xeaa. . WM.T. KlKiLRS. i P.ia Aat.. tbattan- oifa Ten. A K WBLNNI. It'TJ If " ' Trai.AKt.. Atlanta. G. 3D. VV. C. DAVIS, Watch Maker AKD JETVFLEB, M orrlalaw-. Tmm. .1 - ifctorr pricea. Wk Watche. amd Jew.lrT ef alt kint attaoiad il wnl' rrwvae aaJ tn taa .r bt .lyl. T MUJ " - ' MTI WEST KEW ADVERTISEMENTS. FOUNDRY All 1IAGHIHE CODPABI 6CCCEe30B.3 ROGAN, KELLEl7 Broad St, Knoxvillo, Tonn.. MANCrACTTREES Or Gekriiig of 5vefy efcription CIRCULAR SAW UXDS, And all lindt of cattiny r vp-rlght m mSU and cirrUxgr. Steam Engines Built and Kepaired, HOLLOW WARE FRONTS & GRATES OF ALlSIZES SIDE HILL PLOWS AND PLOW CASTINGS, CANE MI IS, t. .. ..;.,. rw Railroad Qtnii as 't an I Ventilating Crate Columns ECLlP:i DO' BLE tt i-i t s T.I ME t !. it p. .. vrry lt cri.-t. i with HKp Hired ork t . n our n HOPE Watchmakers COIl. (JAY AND CLINCH Ketpia Stock iles ail Jewelry, SoM Silver, SWatei Ware, SipiJf Table Cutlery, c nd r.oKrTlf akUUully ;TfTpairlnB a by mail will receive prompt attep UOH IDU GEO. B KNOXVILLE. TENN. General Agent for tiie Sale oj the. BUBITD SBI Which is fat aupcrcediog all other two.and three-bone iMowi. THE BEST PLOY IN THE WORLD ! """""" ""v ir .....( " , -i.r the STUDEBaKER WAGON! rr'c rtdnc4 hM clover nuller an-1 ciean-r U-.ohment, whc j forHrcoUr. Mots, Reapers, Self-BMers, Atfaptorrrrcea.Jonn wrvr-. - - ter , r l n nrm tongue Bladen. Wagon tvery eneapj GRASS Commission iubi- Vr.-ieJ to u- will P4'77-tf . IP. JVC. WXllIljT----M:r. WHOLESALE PRODUCE & COMMOII HERCHMiT prALra iir II AW FLOUR, FRUU, dc. WHEA1, CORX, OATS, Cash Advanced on Warehouse: Old Virginia KNOXVILLE, maj28'79-ly jwTgaut & SON. Wesale Proauce ani . No. 203 Gay Street, Knoxrllle, Tenn. , Tcemi Cons!fnm.iU of all -i-di f ". "l f WHEAT CORX, OATS, RYE. IIAY, BACOX, LARD, FLOUR, WHEAT, cu. 'DJUEL;FItuIjt rjuTEXXS, K Tot which oncigame-ta Cbargt antral ana tv..i;a:w.a - VOL. XIV. NO 13. TC CO. t SPECIALTY. AXD THE XICEST A XI) HES MADE IS THE SOUTH. SHU. Wirvioio SHI. Si Waj'd and EutiJen' VMw.j r.r..V,. EST R Mr. 1WBINE W T-fi-WfE L EXTR C N E I tiTEAM EMJLNL8 fejrWe inr-te ftrm tiB haTii-ir m a i J 3 70 1 & BRO., and Jewelers SIS, KNOXVILLE, ThNN., a fall line of executed nr r'?V' trrmi. All era. ait:j-f HII"vmvm a-- K U vv in 0H1SD M Grain - Brills, Aral's Sieei Flw. . . n.b.. , pll. ft01 .M We kp '' fft,!ft'.' ,d Merchant. h n .e..t. , ro Pt . ... OFO DHOWN LARD. BACOX, DRIED Produce In Store. Depot, on Kaiiroaa um. TENNESSEE. . . Commission Ilorctat 1