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J. L. EOABDMAN, Editor wid Tnfrtwtm. fiiixsiiouo' P tnn REACHING FOR THE BUBBLES. Under tho shade of thn mucins Thp Isivs (ire pl'Olnir to ,lnv, Alin"lnifiili hotwcn them Ami H lonir-slomniod pipe of clsy. Bee them Nowtntr theirroiit briirhl bubbles, Heiirlhcm booth m they (li.nl away; While bnby, close by. on his rmllct SccniB cbkct and happy as thojr. (see hltn strotnh fits tlnr flTiirors, And reach, ns the bubbles full. HI. brown eyes bright nnil nairor-- Hp think hp onn catch thpin oil. "Iluby's ronehlnir forthp hnbldes," Cries Charlie, his face nirlow, 'lle thinks that hp could hold them He'flonly a bnby you know. Ah. Ohnrllp, life's full of bnhWon Wo Innir for. snd reach for. In vnln, An'l llkp dear ImlP H-ihy Ilrowr.-Eyes Wp try It ntriiln mid nirnin. We hip sure at each trtnJp wo have It, An'! reach ns wp h:vp In thp pust. To find, liko dear lluby Ilrown-liycs, A bubble. and nothfiur. at Inst. Oh'rr Stcitlint firntvn, in Youth' Companion. MRS. LARRABEE'S MORNING CALL. "St"P, driver, stop ! O, thnt, lovely vlowi F.llen, do look tvt thosH mountains yonrler, with the shadows of tho clouds lyinir up"n them! This is truly a heavenly spot. I could fiit here all (lav lonif anil look Ht thnt view. I wonder u ho lives here; It must bo some very rich family, for just see those stables over there, and the nuccr houses, and then the lawns and drives ! If must tnke an army of servants and ft mint of inonpy to run a place like this. Thnt Is a Ivoathouse down there at thp water's edre. Of course the man who lives hero lias a yacht probably ft sintill fleet of them. Iiesr" me! these Hudson River princes simply roll In wealth. I'erlmns this is the country seat of some celebrated New York merehnnt. Orlver. whst is the name of the jrenllcman who owns this place?" The colored man on the box of the carrlaare retlccled a momi'tit. "I ain't been lonir in thee parts," he said at last, apol. tactically. He lieckoned to a ffnnlener who was clip ping a hedue near, and the man left Ids work and came up to ttie eurrlntre, touchiu; Ids hat respectfully to the two ladies heated therein. The elder of them, a stout, pompous dame with latere diiimoitds in her ears, said patron- iiuedy: "i 1 moruinif. W ill yuu tell nie the name uf ihe gentleman who oivus this country sent ."' "Mr. I'lirtrtdire. ma'am." "fa; Indue :'' "Yep. ma'am." "I'utti idif.-i Georirelteoil I'artrldtre?" cried the s oli lady in uieat excitement.. "Yes, ma'am," said the (f.irtlner, touching Ids hut iiL'ain resiectiully and then resuming his lie.!j.r--cliipiii'. 'I'ne s:out lady laid a fat. tishtlv-irlnve 1 hand npi n In r companion's arm: '-ly dear, it is the v-rv Mr. Pai'tri'lire whom we knew so well in Koine. You remember his wile and only son died of the fever there that winter, nnil he was almost heart-broken. His wife was n sure, woman. Coachman, drive up to the Louse." "Hut, Aunt Etta " the younjr girl began, In n tone of remonstrance. iy dear. 1 knovv him well. Hp would con sider it u slielit, an insult, if 1 should drive tli:oiii:li his trrou'nis without stopping to .sav : 'How do you do;' The Idea of this bclnsr his p'acc ! I 'thought that he lived In New York; and I suppose he does In winter and comes here for fiie summer.. He is u retired mer chant, you know, and Immensely wealthy imniem civ. 'Ihe coachman hud meanwhile driven his horses up to the entrance of the house, and, as he stopped them, a man-servant came down the blond stone steps and stood ready to open the can i lire door. Mr. Partridge was at home, and tl.e two Indies aliKhted and followed the servant into a sijuare hall where a single sheet of plate-jrlass framed a picture of the river and ihe blue hills Ivcyond. The pavement was marble, a flue carved "stair case wound up to the floor alxjve, ami on -every side were silent witnesses to the truth -of Mrs. Larrabee's assertion that Mr. Furt ridne was a rich man. "Whom shall I say, madam T" said the ser vant, as he ushered the two giKists into ft email reecptlon-rnoni. "Two old friends," quoth the stout ladv, superbly. Then she put her (rold-rliuined ey'e frlnsses on her nose and aed about her critically, rising onee to peep through ihe door-hanifiitfrs Into the adjoining: room. Her 'Companion, a tall, slim girl with soft brown hair aud eyes, seated herself in a low chair by an opened window and crossed her hands in her lap, wearily. She looked pale and tired, and contrasted in every way with her stout, rubicund aunt. She wore no rustling silk, no sparkling diamonds, and a feminine observer would have ins'autly detected that her gloves were only three-buttoned whiie her aunt's were eight. Almost motionless, slie sat look ing down at the carpet until Mr. fleorge Ilced Partridge entered. He was a burly, white haired old man, with a smooth-shaven, mahogany-colored face and a pair of twinkling little eyes. "Well, Mrs. Lnrrabee," he sard, In a big, ont-door sort of voice, "this is a great sur prise. I could not imagine wIk my two old friends were, and I should have concluded that you were a pair, of dangerous book-agents -cTatnes had not said that you came In a car tiage. lint 1 don't know wiio tlie other old friend can be." He bestowed a shrewd glance upon the girl, who had risen and stood before him, a faint blush spreading slowly over her face. "And I should not call her so very old," he added, with a laugh. "It is my niece, Kllen Hus'ead," saH Mrs. Larrabee. "You remember, she was lu Rome with us." "Ah, yes, of course; I recollect now,H Mr, Fartridire exclaimed. H shook hands with the girl heartily. "It is no wonder that didn't recognize you, Miss Kllen, for tlie last time I saw you you were aloug-legged creature iu short frocks." Mrs. Larralieo looked rather allocked, but her niece smiled. "The frocks have beeu let down," she suid, gayly. "So I see. I suppose it was necessary. Why you are quite a woman, ejghtoea years old, I daresay." 'Nearly nineteen," said she. "You must stop shooting up and take spreadingout. With your height, you ought to weigh a hundred and forty pounds." "She has lieen studying very hard all win ter." said Mrs. I.arrabee. '"That is why she lo ks so pale and thin." "Mudying, chf" Mr. Partridge repeated. ".Studied the flesh off your bones I wish vou had suid danced it olf. I don't Hke learned young ladies very much, lu fact, I'm afraid OI 'em." A bright look flashed Into the girl's face. "Ah, you need not lie afraid of me," site said, 1n hall-triumphant, half-mournful accents. "I am not learned in tlie least, and I can't -although 1 have tried very hard " Mr. Partridge tw sted about in his chair and looked at her with new interest. His glance traveled dcliberatelv from tlie crown of head to the tip of the boot that showed itself benea'h her aimple gown. "My niece refers o tlie tryiug ordeal that she has just passed through," suid Mi-s. l.arra bee. "elie camp to Poughkeesie to enter Vassar College, but she failed in tier examina tions. That is Ikiw we )iapien to lie Itere; are going back to Chicago to-morrow.H I could enter tile preparatory class, M filmed In tier niece, "but I feel too old for that. thought I should surely enter Vreshman; studied hard ull last winter for it, but I dreadfully detieient In mathematics. I can't even tusiiage fractions; and as for algebra" " fiie broke off eloquently and looked Into Mr. Partridge' face with a smile comical despair. He burst into a ronr of laughter. "My dear child," said he, "what earthly irtod wuu'd do you if you could manage fractions Keep out of Vassar College, and gallier your roses while you uiy; that is my advii-e." "1 shall have to do something 'o earn own liviug," said she, in a simple, straiglit- iorwara way, -ana 1 hoped, to become teacher. " The lunching look on Mr. Partridge's was replaced bv ft very grave one. He pursed up his Hps. "Vihew!" he whistled. Mrs. Larraliee now came to tlie rescue, guldi-d the conversation in the direction Kuro)e. Kllen was rather left out of the talk thut followed, and sat by, silent and absorbed In her thought. Kvideiitly were not the vague, pleasant day-drcama of young girl, for a little Hue showed itelf her brows, and she compressed her an tiiouch she were mentally making some Kieat resolution. As he listened to Mrs. Lar labee's smoothly flowlugstreum of words, Cartridge every now and then glunced Kllen in his quick, shrewd way. sometimes she caught his glances and IV turned them w it smile, bui orteuet she wasqiiite unconscious of thrin and worked aw ay at the problems scented to trouble her. Outside, tlie carriage, stood in the shade of a gie.it chestnut-tree, and Ihe colontl coachmun slumbered peace fully ou his HHch, while the horses stumped tuilaiieiiLiy und w hlokcd their tails lu futile if I to her we I I am up of it my ft face and of de sultory they a tx; tween lipa Mr. at ilh that efforts to dislodge the files, fn the distance mail drove a mowlng-mnehlne round and round a lawn, and, twitrer, a gardener moved a rake Inzily to and fro over a graveled path. Thesoiith wind stole rn through the openpd window, bringing with It tlie smell of rosea. A vague droivalness stole HttM by Utile over Kllen, und the muscles of her face relaxed. How ewect it would le lo lean lier held against the back of her well-rushioncd chair and for get her troubles In sleep I She closed her eyes oncp, but oppned tbetn quickly les her ftunt should app her. That hvly was tAlklng In hor customary fluent and hnprcssivp tmiunPr. "It wassiich ft lovely inornlnglhat 1 thought I would bring Kllen nut lor a drive, ."he has never seen anything of the Hud Bon River before, and the aceuery here la so celebrated, and I am sure It deserves Its fame, for any thing more beautiful I cannot even Imagine. ' You see, we meet by chance, the usual wav. Mr. Partridge. I had no idea that the charming home that 1 was going Into ecstasies over Iwh nged to an old friend; and when your gardener ow of your gardeners, I suppose I should sav told me who lived here, 1 was very much astonished, I assure vou, and, on the spur of the moment, we decided to pay you a morning call, Kllen nd I." "I am very glad you did so," said the old gentleman, politely, "ami I Inqie you will pay me one every time you are in I oughkeepsie.' "U'e shall never be here again,'' sske up Kllen. "I shall not try to puss Vassar ex aminations ever' ycar.'f Aud she shook her head rcsolu'ely. "It la vour'lurn now, Mr. Partridge," said Mrs. Larrabee. "You must pay ua a morning call." "But you live In Chicago !" tlm old gentle man exclaimed. "Thnt Is quite a distance to go to pay a morning call." "Nothing at all for an old traveler like vou," cried Mrs. Larrabee; "and 1 do hope that you will drop in and see us some day, just, as wp dropped in to see vou." "I certainly shall do so if 1 ever get as far as Ch cago."which I very much doubt," said Mr. Partridge. "I am past seventy now; iny traveling days are oyer. 1 have t.o g to New York every no.v and then to look after my estate and business affairs generally, but I hate It. I would rather stay here and raise cattle and sheep." Mrs. Larrabee rose and drew her shawl about her shoulders. "I think we must go," she said, with a glance out of the window toward her sleeping coachman. "(), stay and lunch with me," said Mr. Partridge, 'springing to Ills fee' as quickly as though he were a young fellow si ill. "Let me send your carriage back to the hotel, and 1 will drive you into town myself this after noon." Mrs. Larraliee let her shawl sltp off her shoulders again and murmured ft consent, uud thereupon Mr. Partridge went out himself to give the order to tlie coachman. "lie might have asked us before, said Mrs. Larrabee in an unde.'tone to her niece. "Now 1 shall have to pay for all the time that the carriage has Iw-ii waiting, lint, dear mi ! a rich man never thinks of these trilles." Having sent the carriage back to town. Mr. Partridge rejoined his guests, and, soon aflcr. lanclieon was announced. The meal was served in a small room with long Kreti'-h windows opening out, upon a broad piazza, llevond stretched an expanse of lawn down to tlie river, that to-dav shone glassy iu the sun- lilne, rellci ting clearlv the sloops aud selnvin- ers that, with outspread sails, lay waiting for a breeze. Mr. rarlrdge was .Ui'e annoyed b'-eanse Kllen looked out of the window too much and neglected her luncheon. "You can't live on a view, he said. "Drink your wine, child, and eat your cutlet. Mind, if you don't do better by your meat, you will have to make it up on the strawberries and cream." "Pool- Kllen! Phe Is quite unstrung," mur mured Mrs Larrabee sympathetically. "'), no, I am not, " said Kllen, looking a trifle vexed. She did not like to lie called un strung; it made her feel lUe an old fiddle hung up in a Jew-shop. As stioti ns tlie luncheon was over, Mr. Partridge led his guests out upon the piazza. "I hope you don't object to lobacco!" he said, taking a cigar from his pocket. "So, indeed," Mrs. Larrabee replied. "My husband is a great smoker." "And I suppose, Miss Kllon, that if vou had a husband he would be a grea' smoker too, Dundreary would observe," said Mr. Par tridge. Ellen colored quickly and looked ft little confused. She seemed 1H at ease. Afier ft while Mr. Partridge said to her: "Don't you want to go down tlie alley yonder and pick rne a big hunch of roses?" " Yea, indeed," she cried, and ran down the steps with delight. Mr. Partridge's remark about a possible husband's hal its had, like many a random arrow, llown at an unsusiectcd murk, and Kllen feared that her aunt might le inclined to make embar rassing disclosures UKin the subject. Now, however, she was away from such an unpleas ant possibility, and she wandered down the rose-alley, gathering the llowera and feeling quite like the lady of the manor. After a white she found that a'littleold spaniel was follow ing her, and wagging his tail with as much energy as remained to htm after many vears almost unremitting tail wagging. He seemed very grateful to Kllen for the kind word and fiat that she liestowed uiion him, and trotted after her, panting, and with his tongue lolling out oi the side ot his month, inuceu, as the day was warm aud he seemed unused to such exertions, Kllen stiqqied to give him A chance to rest. Hut rest he would not. Y lien shi stopped, he sat up on his haunches and offered her his paw, then rolled over, then played dead dog. and then began it all over ogam, by sit ting up ou his haunches and offering her his paw; and this he kept up until she strolled again, when he trotted after her laboriously. Meanwhile, Mr. Partridge satlu his arm-chair on tlie pia.za, listening to ins guest s mono logue. Finally, with a quick jerk of his head iu the direction of the rose-alley, he said, "so she hopes to be a teacher, does slier' Mrs. Larrabee raised her hands in a sort despair, as she answered; "Yes. that has always been her expectation; but I am afraid it will have to be given up. I am sure I don't know what to do with her. She is my poor sister's child, and quite alone lu the world, and she has no money a paltry thousand so. Mr. Larrabee and I intended to educate her so that she could be a teacher and make herself inde)ieiident; but she is not mi in tellectual girl. She is good and sweet tempered, but she certainly is not intellectual. She failed dreadfully In her examination. course Mr. Larrabee and I would treat just as we do our own daughters, hut we have tive children of our own, and we eaunot afford it." "Why, I thought Larrabee was making big fortune," said Mr. Partridge. Mrs. Larrabee shook her head. "Reports always dreadiullv exaggerated. e are com fortable; but wi h ft family like ours it takes ft great deal ot money to bo merely com tort aide. And then Klleu Is very proud and high- spirited, and would not be wining to De dtnieudcut utiou her uncle's charity. Hut what can she dot what can sue do, Mr. Partridge i" "liet married," 6ald tlwt gentleman ; "slie would make some iiumi ft good wife, even she Is not particularly intellectual." There was a touch of sarcasm in his voice; but Mrs. Larrabee did not notice it. Slie drew her chair a little llurer Mr. Partridge's, said, confidentially: "The fact is, there been a young ui.iu very at-entlve to her more than ft year. It is a dcsiierate alfnir assure you; hut lie hi poor a lawyer without clieuts or Influential friends, ami his own way lo make iu tlie world, of course Kllen he fell iu love; such people always do, and iMMirer they are the worse the love. It would be folly for them to marrv perfect follv; am 1 am happy to sav that the? have sense eiough to know it. Still, 1 am atraid they may forget prudence and run away; she would go fits enough if he asked her; bst I will give the credit of beinjr a high-minded s rt fellow. He would thhifc twice before dragged ft young girl into poverty. Of course 1 never could consent to swell ft thiutr should consider myself wicked woman if did. ulthough 1 like Mr. liromtcy " "Kh 1 what is the name I" said Mr. Partridge sudilenlv. "Uraiitlcy John Grantley. I bellev parent were rich once, but he 1 poor enough now, Hi all conscience, tie is ft pet feet gen tlciuau. although rather blunt and short iokeu, and his haliii are all that one could wish; but ne ones not succeed as a lawyer." "Too honest," said Mr. Partridge, grimly "too honest and too hlutf. 1 know well, lu fact, lie i my nephew, and he my son were great iiieuua when they boys. He used to come here often tlien, 1 liked him; but lie grew up and went to lege and studied luw, although 1 did my lest. persuade him to go into the tea and coffee trade with my oio irieoos, woue at .lotmsoii I bate lawyers; tliere is one in New York Is making a fortune out of me, anil whetting his kniiu tocut me up when I am dead: but have to employ him. When Jack said lie going to be a lawyer, I spoke my mind pretty ficelv, and Jack spoke his quite as freely, instead of holding Ins tongue. Tho result was, he nisrehed out of my library with noe in tlie air, aud I have never seen since. Ills lather went all lo iseces and die not long after. Ami bo Jack Is out In cago, irviii to practice law! He will succeed "He I your nephew I" cried Mrs. Larrabee. "Certainly, my nephew. I have ft dozen of on of or Of her ft are if bus for 'be t him of he 1 his und were and col to that I was his him Chi nephpws and nieces In various parts of the woihi waitiug for me to die. Thev nrp nil civil, well-b.'haved young people, mid sho v a deep Interest in hiy healih, wldcli is very gratifying. Jack, however, has cut mv ac quaintance. I guess he wishes he had gone Into the tea and coffee trade now." "It was very stupid of him not to," said Mrs. Larrahep. "Young people should have sense pnoiigh take the advice of their par ents and relations." "If 1 had taken the tdvlep of mine I should he a Presnyterian pars in." said Mr. Partridge, with a laiigh. "1 am glad I didn't; hut 1 should be willing to bet a gixsl deal that Jack wishes he had taken mine. He could have married his Kllpn to-morrow, ftnd given her ft coiilie to go shopping In." "lie hsa proved himself a very footlsh young man," said Mrs. Larrabee. "What you t."ll nie about, hhn prnvps that, my husband's opinion Is perfectly correct. Mo says that , lack Is one of those men bound never to succeed. Hut. Kllen is very fond of him. He lives two doors below us, and she is always at the window to see hhn pass. He doesn't come to our house any more, for of course wp had to put a stop io tils visits, but I am afraid ho ftnd Kllen write to each other." " I dare ftr they do," Mr. Partridgl re joined. " Perhaps this unhappy love-affair has had something to do with Miss Kllen's pale face." " O, she has moped sadly, Mr. Partridge. I honed that she would go to Vassar, and there, among new assoeiat ions, forget him, but now thnt has failed, and I am at my wits' end. I positively dread going ba"U to Chicago and meeting Mr. La-rabee. Wo were eonlideiit that Kllen could enter the Kresltnian class at. college, and then she would have been settled for four vears, and her dlpl una would have been ot great assistance lu g'll.t.ing her a piacs afterward as n teacher. We think a grea' deal of a Vassardiplotm out. West, Mr. Partridge." Hp smoked his cigar again in silence, anil watched the slim tigiire wandering down the rose-alley. " Poor girl!" said he at list. "She is, indeed, to be pitle I, said Mrs. Lar raliee, wi h ft sigh that set all the bugles on her gown to jingling. She is one of those helpless women. Now, I think that If I w ere thrown upon mv own resources I could do something or other to win my bread and but ter." " I don't believe yon could pass the Vassar examination," said Mr. Partridge bluntly. " Ah. but I have not had Kllcu's advan tages," cried the lady, in exiof.ulaUo'i. "Slie lias been studying a year, just to be ready, and yet she has failed utterly." " Love affairs are upt 'to interfere wi h stud ies " said Mr. Partridge, with a short, laugh. Ellen now came toward the phi..a. a big bouquet of roses In her hand and the o.d span iel pattering along at. her side. "Poor Ilcppo!" said Mr. Partridge, " So he ho made friends with you, Mis-, Ellen! He is a faithful old dog, and misses the pe'ting that Ills misiress used to give him. someway, he ncv t cared for nie particularly, but he has ttik-'tl a liking to you. evidently. Don't let hint annoy vou." "0, Kllen is fond of animals,'' said Mrs. Ivarrabce. "'h at ! thee roses for me You reullv are too generous, Mr. Partridge, and I must give this onebii-k." She fast. -ned the yellow rose ou the lapel of "he old gentleman's coat with a sprightly, co iU"'tis'a smile, while he submitted and look ! a tritle foolish. Then lie led them !uk into til' house, guiding them first into a In.g,' room, lined from floor to ceiling with books, save over the mantel-shelf, where there liun a portrait of nil elderly, sweet-face I woman. "This is my library, " he said, halt ing and glancing wilh a comical smile at Kllen. "A dreaili'itl place for ayotingladv liko you. who caun it be learned, is'n'titl Put don't b-; al.i'iuel; I won't, so much as show you an arithmetic. "This," he continued, opening a dior. "is the music- room. My boy was very fond of music. Of coiirseyoti plav and sin-.r, Miss Ellen!" "Yes'; but not well," she replied. "I have no talent for anything in particular. I begin to think I am very mediocre." "What! can't you execute any of those wonderful llnge'r-gymnns icsi .Can't you warble an Italian aria! L'pon my word, didn't suppose tliere was such an Ignorant young lady left. In the world. Well, sit. down and sing something orotlier lor nie. 1 assure you I am almost as uu'.e.irne I as you are, if not quite; so 1 shall not be critical." Ellen was not in the least afraid of htm, for if slie was de:icient iu mathematics ?Ih was not in mother-wit, and she understood his feigned horror at her ignorance So she seated herself at the piano, calm and confi dent, and sang one of those ballads that old gentlemen like i,eorge iieeu I'artriiige always love'to hear. As lie sat aud listened and looked at her, she reminded him of his dead wife, she, too, had once just such soft brown hair and eyes; she, too. had often sung this very ba lad. Memories stoic overhlin of sweet by-gone days, and the iitifs of his face soft ened, and tlie merry twinkle in his eyes was nenehed. hcu the last notes or the ballad aded away, he earn 1 and laid his hand on Kllen's shoulder. "Thank you ; you sang that verv sweetly, my child," said he. She glanced up in his face, and saw what was written there, and ptick tears cami to her eyes, she understood that she ha-i touched some chord of his heart, she pitied the lonely old man. Kllen would have a very good voice If were onlv cultivated,'' said Mrs. Larrabee. It suits me just as it is, ' said -Mr. Part ridge, almost roughly. He did not ask her to sing again, ami. alter some desultory conversation, Mrs. Larranee declared that it was time for them to return to the hotel. Mr. Partridge thereupon ordered the carriage, and it w is soon driven up to the door. The three miles to Poughkecpsie were eomplished in a short time, and the two ladies found themselves once more alone the hotel. He Is a very nice old man, nut self mada and quite unpolished. Rather coarse some Ills sH'eches were," said Mrs. Larrabee. as she untied her IxMinet-atruig.s. "Still,! am glad we went there, and I will say that he treated us very well. It must b very lonely for him living there by himself in that great house. siipose when he dies he will leave all property to charity. Now, If Jack (irantley lad ever hail a panicle oi sense, ne inigiii nave lieen the adopted son to day ot one of tlie rich est men In the State; but of eoursu he ran counter to his uncle's wishes ' "His uncle I" cried Kllen. 'Yes. Ills uncle. Mr. Partridge Is his uncle. Lie said so himself this very afternoon." Ellen wheeled about with Hashing eves and flushed checks. "Aunt, you surely did not tell him aliout 100 ' "Why uoti" sakl Mrs. Larrabee, crossly. am sure everybody in Chicago knows about, you. It is no secret. How could It. be when you have both acted so foolishly. Put Mr. Part ridge does not like Jack, so there is no need to suppose that he wi 1 help him. Jack offend ed him vearsago, lust as Jack offended every body, by bis blunt wavs. 1 noiie, r.ileu, that you will give up moping over him and settle down to something only, goodness knows what vou can settle Jowu to. 1 shall not be a oilmen to you long, trust," said Kllen, proudly. " Don't be foolish, child." nor aunt remind Empty words won't help vou any. King bell for some iced water, and tell tho waiter bring the bill and hate a carriage ready us to-morrow morning at half-past eight. wish ihe tourney back to Chicago were over, though I don't know what your uncle will when be sees us and hears ul your examina tion." Mr. Partridge, meanwhll ". had driven back to his sl-atcly, lonely home. Hopaseed through tlie musie-risHii, where 0sm on the piano tlie ballad thai. Kllen h id sung. He p it. away ir. the rack and closed the piano gently, tlen walkesl on hits) tlie library and seated himself bv tlie empty lire-place. Mechanically lie drew a cigar iroiu his poeKeiaiui iignt-cu Tlie white smoke floated up over the portrait of his dead wife, and through the tlllil her seemed to losrk down at him with ft new tender entreat y. heppo stole Into the room and thrust hi nose aiainst his master' hand. This Boemed to rouse Mr. Partridge, and rose and went to the table whereon lay vtaltlng-curd that Mr. Larrabee had lelt. the e-'TOerwus written her nuiress, . wor rH Avenue," He fingered the card Irreso lutely. "Two iloors below; that would number -tUS," he said to himself. And then sat down ami rote a letter, which, nltliough it wm vH-y short, caused hhn much reflection. A week or wn davs after Mis. Larrabee paid her morning call, Mr. Partridge w as afternoon strolling over the lawn toward house, when his atteni ion wo ftttiaeted by young man coining down tho rod. day was hot ami the dust thick, ihe iiedeftrian walked slowly, carrying hi straw hat in hi hand. Arrived the bin Iron entrance gates, stronger paused and looked about, him, wiped the su spiral Ion from his brow, maike vain attempt to brush the dust oil his and pot his hut uisin his head with a resolute gesture that mnile Mr. I'nrtrldge Btnlle. gentleman suuted himself upon ft rustic in the shade of a clump of cedars, and waited for tho voting man. When the latter came the graveled path, Mr. Partridge, without stirriuif. culled out. "Jack!" The young man stopped, saw Mr. Partridge, and crossed over 10 where he sat. "Well, Uncle tieorge. bow ate vou!" lie Bald, as held out his baud. "You sent for me, here I am." "Yes, I see you are," said Mr. Partridge. "Did you wulkall tho way from Chicago!" added. "I could, have done so, I suppose, If I taken tho time," Jack replied, "hut I con tented myself with doing the three miles from town 011 foot." Mr. Partridge looked at. hpi nephew's hot face and tn ot his dusty boots. "It isn't Just the day that I should have ctioien for a tramp," he observe 1. "Come up to the house; It ia cooler thT, and you need some thing to wash the dust out of your throat." "Half war across the lawn. Jack sioiqieiL "You h no cut down tho big oak tree !" he ex claimed. "Had to," ha uncle replied, tersely. "It died. Yo'i and N'ed used to te forever climb ing It when you wero Ikivs, didn't you!" Jack nodded, but ma lo no replv. It sad dened hhn to think of Ned. and ho walked on in silence, noting the changes t. lint time had wrought In the pla :h that lit had ouee known so well. Mr. Par ridge, too, said nothing un til titer had entered tlie house, ami then his vo cn sounde I a little husky: "Let us go into the dining-room, Jack. A tumbler of iced claret, is what you want. It is a hot, dusty day." "The wdk lem tiresome," Jack admitted, as he sat dowti In an arm chair br t'u window. "Why the detieedidn't vou take ft earrings from the station, or let me know when you were coming '." said uncle petulantly. To this Jack vouchsafed no reply; he merely Btniled and sipped his claret with evident satisfaction. ".luck, you are just as exasperating as ever !" cried Mr. Partridge, In tones of mingled admira'ion ant despair. "The leopard ci'itnt change his stxit.s, nor the Kthiopi.ui hissltin," quoth Jack, lightly. The old gentleman burst, into a great roar ot laughter. "You're your father all oer.'' lie said; "hut I liked your father In spite of his crankv wavs." Then he poured himself out a little more ela'C . smiling as ho did so. "YV ell, ami how is your law-practice coming on!" he said. "Very well." Jack replied. "(.Ti'tfing rich, ehl Clients crowding Into your o!liee! Beginning to think ot taking a partner !" "No, not exactly: but still I am doing as well as most young lawyers." "Then that is not doing at all," said Mr. Partridge. "Now, Jack," he continued, fixing his keen eyes on his uephew-'a face, "have you never regret ted that vou did not go into'tho ten aud-cotfee trade !" Jack atroked his moustache. "I have re grehte.l that a law yer could not make money so fast as your friends the tca-and-eollee merchants do," he answered. "Now for nnother question. Answer nie honestly. Are you sueeee.ling !" "Not' so well as I could wish," was the reply; "but. I did not epect toleaplnto fame nnil wealth bv the time I was twenty-six." "Why the deuce don't you speak out to me frankly, and say that vou are having a hard struggle to get. money enough to pav your board-bill !" cried Mi . Partridge, excite Uv, and rising to h s feet, ns h soke. "It Is true : yoa can't deny it. Y'our coat, is shabby, you could not alt- ird a earn ige out here this morn ing and so vou came afoot, you have to d"nv yourself a fh ni-aud things to keep out ot debt, your w alch-chaiu has disappeared, you look thin '' John (irantley h id risen and ta'eu his h it from the table. "Did you send forme tocomc from Chicago tot.ell nie this!" he said. "No! I seul, for you because I want to help you. Kor the Lord's sake, sit down. Jack! Don't be nfr.ii 1. 1 am no', going to otter you a ten-dollar bill or a losition in a tea aud eolYee store." And now the twinkle in Mr. Partridge's eves showed itself agiin. Jack s it down, but he hel l his hat in his hand still. "1 don't supiiose your pisjt.jon in Chicago is so good but that you would take a better if it were offered to you!" said Mr. Partridge, putting his ban Is into his trousers-pockets and looking whimsically at his nephew. "No man in any position ever disdains the opportunity of bet terlng it." said Jack. "Verv good. What I offer you is a osi tion ot trust. I tieiieve you are ail honest lawyer the very rarest bird that flies and I need an honest lawyer. The work won't 10 easy, but you ought to make a good thing out of it. That scoundrelly Doolit.t.le has, I am sure. Come to New York, and I will give you the business of my estate and will sieak a good word for you among my friends. You will And that. It will repay you. Jack." Kor a minute Jack looked steadily at the lump of fust-melting lee in the empty tumbler. Then he held out his hand to his uncle. "Thank you. I w ill do my very best for you," said he. "Fill up your glass," cried Mr. Partridge. "We will drink to your Kllen. Ah! you stare. I know more than you think, you rogue! r out to hicago an-'l marrv her and bring her here. I hope to see her children tumbled over the grass youder some day." Ltppiiu-trtt'i A Lonely Death. It in of I his "I 1 the to for I say lav It u. face und lie the In lie ho hod one tlie The and os. isil the then a coat, Ho was dying aud alone. Not one of his kin was near to render the last serv- ieiis of love to tlie man whose life had been a wreck, lie was a self-ruined man. He thought of it bitterly oven then, he lay under the trees with the blue sky for a roof and this leaves bonding over him wilh pitying shade; thought of his wasted oportuniLics, his blighted facul ties, and the shament tins death, like an outcast or a wounded animal! IStirning with fever, ho could not crawl again the cool runninir stream that seemed now to be purling through his brain. Listen! Was that his mother's voice? No! it was only one wild bird calling to another. His moans disturbed the winged crea tures about him. (), (od! was this what his rears of manhood had led to lonely death in the woods, with kindly hand to close his sightless eyes? Where were they all! He called feebly: 'Mother!" for his mind wandered. The sound broke the stillness of the woods and a bright-eyed sipiirrel frolicked down the tree and looked curiously at the dying stranger who was powerless harm it. He was dreaming now home; he thought ho was in -his own room under the roof, whore the scent the laburnum trees reached him, and his mother held his hot hand in hers and smoothed the moist curls from his fore head; and he could hear the woodpecker on tho roof tap-tap-tap, and thus dream ing ho fell asleep, and slept till tho shadows of night slanted through tho trees, and In tbo dim and distant ether The first star oiime shiniuir through. And another and another Trembled softly in the blue. Then he awoke, clear headed, and with the calm uf a great silence alxmt him; his dim eyes wandered to the stars to the cool blue skies to the far Heaven above, where he knew now mother had gone; he was not thirsty, nor hungry nor sull'ering any more, and all the fetters of ice and sloth seemed have fallen away, and soul and body alike bathed in the waters of inell'able e:toe; he did not even feel the chill death ou hand aud heart, and the breath that Muttered on his lips was as serene and painless as the sweet, cool evening air. What he did feel at the last was caress warm and loving and gentle a mother's kiss the farewell of his friend, who had deserted him for a hours to find a mouthful of food. The faithful dog that through ill report and abuse had followed the fortunes of master; whose half-human heart was rent now with a dumb sorrow, who night long watched there by trie silent form and kept every harmful thing away. So they found them the dead man and tlie dumb watcher; and a few lines announced to a careless world, "Another tramp found dead!" lint He whooaretb. for oou a sparrow's fall, who sees end from the beginning, will make own record of that lonely death. "heave him to (lod's watchful eyo, Trust b 1 mi to the hand thut made him." Iktroit Post ami Tribune. That seat up ho and he had An old Iventuekian says: "In all life I have never seen two genuine negro women kiss, and 1 have often heard father remark the samo thing. Ho over sixty jears oi l. and frequently us it was a tradition through all his family that the negro women never kissed. friend of mine, who has been a great traveler, who has visited Africa Havti. has remarked to mo the strange fact that negro women never kiss. Why is it?" The Man who Circled. A yotine; man of twcnty-Uirpe, built like- an nx ninl full of ambition, came in tin onn of tlie popular oxotifniiins to lo troit, ninl while idliny nroiitiil tlie Con trol Market cuiilit sii;lit of a policeman nliniit half ns hie; ns himself. Ho was instantly taken with an itching to try ronclnsioin, hut having n grain of prn iloncc in liis heail lie itumircil of a stall keeper: "Suppose I slnntM walk up to that oIVhmt am', tell him I eouli'. lay him on his hack what would he do?" " Tell you lo move on." "Then sitiiposi', I (tin'led around and clime down ou Mm and ofl'ured to hot that 1 could stand him on his head?" "He'd uroliitlilv irivo vou another chance to clear out." ! "Well, I'm aching to try him on, nnd 1 I'll licein now." j He didn't lose a minute in walking up j to Uieollieer and assorting his belief that lie could dust the Moor with his back. " You move on!" placidly replied the ollieer. The young man took a circle around and caiue hack with tho information that he could pick the blue coat and make his heels kick the air. " I toll you to go away from me!" ex claimed the ollieer, as he walked on. The young man sailed oft' again, and at the end of ten niinutea a row was heard at the further end of the market. People rushed down to see the ollieer twolloping the blull'or over the empty benches and rubliing his back on the 'J1oor, and the hand-ctifls had just boon snapped on when the stall-keeper cam e up and asked: " Well, have you got through circling around?'' " Say! what a fool I was!" replied tho young 'man. "You told inn how the first and second bluffs would work, and durn my buttons if I didn't forget to ask about tho third! Why, I hadn't linished telling him that I didn't want over lifteen seconds to turn him wrong side out and sell him for pulp when he knocked a barrel to pieces with ni heels!" DUrmt free Vr.-ts. ! i j 1 A Bear Panic in Vermont. The village of Pownal was thrown In to a state of excitement on Wednesday 1)3' the appearance of a liugh black bear on the street. At first it was sought to drive the animal away with dogs, but for a considerable time tho bear was monarch of all he surveyed. Finally, after smelling about the village to his hearts content, he moved on up the rail road track in the direction of North Pownal. At this juncture one lirotvn appeared upon the scene, armed and equipped to do battle. The first intima tion that the, bear had of the appearance of this new enemy was a bullet whist ling about his cars. Tho bear turned upon brown but the latter sought cover. When the bear reached the railroad bridge half-way between Pownal and North Pownal he faced about and stood upon his haunches. But Brown had no inclination to tackle the bear at close quarters. Bracing himself alongside a telegraph pole he took aim and pulled the trigger. The hall took effect in a vital portion of tho bear's anatomy. Brown had killed the bear, and tho hews of his victory soon spread to both villa ges. The body of the dead bear was carried in triumph through the streets of the village, but in the midst of the general rejoicing two Italians arrived upon tho scene and, after discov ering the cause of the commotion broko out in the most terrible tirade of blasphemy ever heard in tho valley of the Hoosac. Explanations followed, when it was learned that the bear was their property, and that they were travel ing about the country exhibiting him. UuUana Jleralil. Imitating the Magnet. to a to ol of oil to of a as While modern inventors have been ac tively competing with each other in de vising new and useful applications of the magnetic force, being stimulated thereto bv the prospect of large pecuniary re wards, the modest physicist of the Uni versity of Christiana, Norway Prof. Bjerk'ness has been quietly delving into its mysteries, and endeavoring to reveal its hidden character. Tho results of his investigations are certainly very sugges tive, and his curious experiments have elicited much favorable comment, besides giving a great deal of delight to those fortunate enough to witness them. Professor Bierkness has been able closely imitate many of tlie well-known phenomena of magnets by simple me chanical means. His apparatus consists essentially of an air-pump, a few little metal driims provided with elastic mem branes, some india-rubber tubing, and small tauk of water. Tho drums are im mersed in the water and connected with the air-pump by means of the tubing. Pulsations of air are sent into the drums, causing tho membranes to expand and contract rapidly, and a very curious re sult exhibits itself. Let us imagine one of the little drums supported in the water in such a way that it is free to swing a circle, like n compass-needle, and another precisely similar drum held near to it. If synchronous (simultaneous) pulsations of air aro now sent into two drums, so that tho outward and inward pulsations of the membranes of both coincide, the twodrums will immediately attract each other. If the pulsations are so adjusted that the outward push of tho membrane of one drum coincides with the inward pull of tho other, the two drums will repel each other. By ingen ious modi Mentions of tlie arrangements, various etl'ects are produced, intimately resembling those of magnetic action, anil, indeed, strongly suggesting a similarity of cause as well as of etlect. Even the lines of magnetic force, as revealed the iron tilings have been counterfeitud by this mechanism. Philmlelpfiia Ledger. Ulema. his all tho His my my LTema Is a word that frequently oc curs in tho dispatches from Egypt. The New York Mail unit Express says that is the plural of tho Arabic word "alim," a learned man. "Ulima" is thu col lective name of the body of learned men in Turkey. In a general sense, "ulema"are persons who aro learned both law and divinity. They constitute a distinct body in Constantinople, whose function is to watch over the correct in terpretation of the Koran and the right application of its teachings to law and politv. The head of the ulema is errand mufti orbhi'ikh-ul-Islam; next Fiim comu the Kaziaskiers, of whom there is one for Eg) pt and one for Asia; the third class are" the Mollahs, tint Su perior Judges of the province, and after them are the Cadif and tho common1 Muftis. The Cnziaskiers have a voice and vote in the Divan, and all Cadis appointed by aud subject to them. A and Henry Wilms, who fell twentr foot fv-omthe trestle work at Meehaiiiesville, V., the other day, would undoubtedly have li'cn kill Jil but fur the fact that in falling in struck an Italian laborer shoveling gritvel under the truck. The Italian sus tained three Lrckeu ribs. A Grass Offense Against Public Morals. to a in States have lwon gerrymandered for partisan purposiw iM'foro this. Ihith parties have laid thnnin-lws open to tbo charge, and each has preferred it against the other. Tho manner in which the ctharge usually has been made (none side and met on tho other indi cates that, it is considered by both a gross ollonse against public justice and public, morals for which there is neither justification nor excuse in the forum of public opinion. Whenever hereto fore any political party has carved a State into districts in such A way as to givo tlie appearance of an attempt to gain for itself an undue advantage, some plausible pretext lias been found for it other than tho desire to secure partisan advnntaire. So much regard as this tit least was show n for appearances 80 much tribute paid to the love of justice and fair play. Never until now nave we seen a Stnbe districted in open and shameless disregard of every consider ation except partisan advantage; never a casein which such a division was openly and brazenly justilied upon tho bald, simple ground that it was neces sary in order to slille the intltionee of a legitimate majority of tho voters in the State. It was reserved for 'r. Pibble, of kPMUth Carolina, to cane up a Slate in sir iv a manner as to leave not the slight est shadow of pretext for it other than that it suppresses the majority and per petuates a minority rule, and it was re served for the Democratic party of that Slate to openly and sliameles-Iy avow that partisan purpose, und publicly de fend it. By the census returns of lHMii, the voters of South Carolina are classi fied thus: White Hti,!'U0, colored 118, KK'.l; giving the colored voters a majori ty of ;ll,'JH'.l in tlie State. In this posi tion of allairs no honest man will claim that there is or can bo such a Democrat ic majority ns upon a fair poll and hon est count will give that party control of the State olliees and Legislature and six of the seven Congressmen. The asser tion that the bla ks in large numbers vote the Demo -ratio ticket is too child ish and absurd to be disi usscd. Every 1 sensible person knows better It a tow negroes vdU1 the Democrat ic ticket (heir '. number is greatly overbalanced by tint j number of whites who vote the licpuh j lican ticket. Nor will it be believed by 1 anyono who knows anything of the ne gro character that they voluntarily stay j away from the polls and refrain from j voting having "lost their interest in j politics" in such largo numbers as to j leave the Democrats in t In? ascendant. 1 We are not now discussing the question i whether the 118,000 are as 1 (impotent to ! legislate for and administer the allairs of the Stale and assist in Federal legis j lation as the oii.OiHJ. It is strenuously insisted by the hitter that they aro not. : and this is the ground upon which their 1 practical disfranchisement is justified. The essential fact with which we have J to deal is that these llM.otKJ are voters I and have equal political riuhts, each one of them, with each one of the Xb 000. Except by the perpetration of a crime upon them they cannot bo de prived of those rights. This will hard ly be denied, even by the South Carolina Bourbons who drive them from the polls by violence or defraud them of their votes in tho count. Admitting that their methods are criminal, they justify their crimes upon the plea that there is no other way of escape from a domination that would be intolerable. Hence in redistrictinsr the State they have periietrated tho most glaring and audattious outrage tqion the principle of majority rulo ever known in the histor3 of the country. Even under this lan they can only upon an lonest vote carry two of the seven districts, the colored voters being in majorities rang ing from "5,000 to &00 in the other live; in one of them the majority is 4,8:17. In tho face of these figures the Bourbons make no secret of their purpose of carrying six of tho seven districts, and no one who looks at the census tables of voters in four of them can doubt for moment that if carried by them it must bo by dishonest means. Nor docs it an swer to say that this is a matter which concerns only the South Carolina peo ple themselves, and is of no interest to any one else. It does concern the peo ple of the wlifile country to know wheth er u minority is not merely to govern the State of South Carolina but is to ex ercise a largely disprojiortionate influ ence in the two Houses of Congress, and possibly change the result of a Presiden tial election and the political character of tho administration of the Government. And above all it concerns the whole peo ple to know whether South Carolina or any othr State is to be exempted from the principle of majority rule. This no more a "local issue" than tho tarifl'. Tlie funda-mejitjd principle of republican government is involved in it, and every vofx'r in the country is interested in its settlement. South Carolina Democrats say they will not tolerate the rulo of the majority, and 0enly proclaim their purpose defeat it even by tho commission of tho most outrageous crimes upon free suf frage and the rights of citizens. What say the rest of tho country to that prop osition? X. 1'. Tribune. The Unwritten Law of Public Opinion. by it in tlie to are N. Hud fhn New York Ktyntntf Piut trirsl for ween, it could not have summed up the politi cal situation in South Carolina more truthfully and appropriately than by siiyin-, as it docs, that " Uitt new ssAtth ( 'urollnn nielhird of cou trottuiK ttvc iickhi vote has at It-H-st this merit, that it keeps oil the windy side of tho law." That's what makes the Utlwurts tsiil over with rar. They know that tho Heifistrntlou law uud tho HtsliHlrlctJnir law are strictly Constitu tional, und that, while kecpinir within the hiw, the IS'iuoorats 01111 carry the Stale with ease, mid elect six of Ihe s-'Ven Conirretismen. '1 yeiir tho election will lie 11 model of decorum and propriety, to the intiuitc disgust of every knave and uomairoiruo In the riithttsius It'., publican party. tuir(tt,ru JVtrs tmd ttmrte-r. Tlie shrewdest rogue is he who, while complying with the letter of the law, violates ita spirit to his own advantage. But it ia only at very rare intervals that one is found bold enough aud foolish enough to boast of it. Tweed, tho colossal plunderer of New York City, drunken on the s'Kiils he had wrung from tho-public colters, grew so arro pnnt that be imagined ho was so strong m his " lawful" position that no one could oust him, and when nn indignant public dared to cry out against him, tacitly Bilmittcd tho iniquity of his acts, and, with exasperating coolness, asked: " What aro you going to do about it Ho had long delicti tho law by taking advantage of its weak points, unmind- lul ot the fact that the unwritten law public opinion lies behind and above Maiuies, aim w 11011 me lanei is iraiiqiieu under toot and outraged the former will inevitably bring in iu revenges, it was so w ith Boss Tweed, it w ill be so with all manner of law-breakers. Tho paragraph from the Charleston uud Courier, the representative DemoeratiO journal of the South, one of the most unblushing conlcssions of rascality ever instlltillirly llllllg into the lace of thu law-abiding people this country. Not content wilh ob serving even tho letter of the law, boasts that tho law itself has been manipulated that the most outrageous political swindles are rendered possi ble. Tho Stato of South t arolina Republican by a respectable majority, and in justion should be under control of that majority. It was so for a while,, until the lied-sSirters, with shot guns. terrorized the people and prevented a full vote. This plan soon became so unpopular that it was abandoned. The tissue ballot was then sulistituted, and, while ostensibly a full vote was allowed, the will of the majority wad defeated by the boldest frauds ever perpetrated in American politics. Caught at this, and compelled to rit'lit tlx) wrongs thus wrought, it remained to devise souk; new jilan to aeeonijilisli that which they so much desired. This Inn been dono by redislrieting the State in such a manner that the round Bepublican majority w ill be overcome, and six of the peven representatives to Congress elected by the Democratic party. Of course the election "this year will be a model of decorum and pro priety, there is no call f ir the shot gun and tissue ballot now. What with a Registration law that is made to shut (nit a large portion of the Republican vote, and a liclislricting law that makes districts of unheard-of shapes, nothing furtheris needed toniake South Carolina solidly Democratic. But the Sews it 11 I Vnnrii r and tint State of South Carolina will live to learn that such practices cannot Jk- perpetuated. lie lore the bar of public opinion thee w,!I meet unqualified condemnation. While that State may send up to Washington a solid Democratic Congressional dele gation, elected "according to law," tlie free and uutrammeled voters of other States will not let such in justice ro unre buked, or permit it to profit the party in whose interests it is practiced. The Democratic delegates "elected a -cord-ing to law," from a Republican State, will be met by Republican or Independ ent members elected to defeat the in fluence of these men. The spirit of the law and of the Constitution may be de spised, but the supremo law of public opinion will always maintain it.e!f. This is a fundamental principle in poli ties that cannot bo trampled upon with out inviting disaster. Indiunapulii Journal. Fraud at the Voting Places. j a is to The Democratic party in the South is as determined now to emphasize the declaration that this is "a white man's I ( iovcrnment." and to give it practical force and ctlecl, as it was before slavery was abolished- The ex-slaveholders are not yet reconciled to the emanei- i pation and enfranchisement of tin' col- ! ored race, and they do not mean that any party shall maintain its supremacy I among ihem of which the black men constitute any considerable portion. By fair means or foul and usually by the aid of the latter they intend tlutt tin; colored vote shall be .suppressed to the extent of keeping political control in their own bauds. This fact is well j known to every intelligent man in the j North, and not denied by the can. lid men ot the r-outti. j ncy admit 11 at they intend to smother the majority in tlmse districts whore it is against them, and they seek to justify their illegal conduct on the ground that they are better qualified to rule than the blacks, or the white men who aro chosen to rep resent them. A few years ago there was a good deal said in the newspapers about the Yazoo plan" of carrying elections, which w'as simply to shoot those candi dates who wvre not running on the regular Democratic ticket. The shot gun policy seemed to work remarkably well wherever it was tried in Mississip pi, where it was first discovered, and it was adopted by the Democracy of some of the other Southern States on account of its simplicity and elliciency. But after a while murder as a campaign document fell into disrepute under the verdict of an indignant public opinion in tlie North, and the editor of the Charleston Cvn'er declared that they must t-top killing negroes, as a matter of policy. To murder a man because ho was about to vote the Republican ticket was considered rather heroic treatment, but it served its purpose, and helped the Bourbons to succeed at the polls. The Legislature of South Carolina, at its last session, passed a law which was intended to disfranchise a large ma jority of the colored vote. The plan is to have as many ballot-boxes at the polling places as there are candidates to be voted for. Each box is labeled so that if tho voter can read ho can tell where to deposit his ballot, and tiio boxes for Congressmen are kept npart from those in which the votes for local candidates are to be cast. If a vote is deposited in the wrong box it is not counted. But the law seems to be defective, and a correspondent of tho Charleston (S. C.) A'eirs ami Cmricr points it out. He says that the Registra tion act was jia-.-cd "to enable the whites to carry- tlie election so as to pre serve civilization and promote good government iu the States." This is a very frank confession us to the real in tention of tlie framers of tho bill. He then goes on to complain that for Con gressmen there is but one box, "to lind which the most ignorant voter would have no trouble," but by that method "the Democrats will only elect Con gressmen in those districts where there is amajority of white folks." And then he adds this clincher to prove the in efficiency of the Registration act: The only hope- of the South aud of the Na tional IH'tnoeruey is to obtain it nmloflty in the next House. To this end the Ihiluoerats should ttolit manfully to carry ovnry Coiiim-ri-sii mil district possible. North and South, Fust n his he ?" mill West, lu no event should South Caro lina Abandon more than onedistrh't to the n (rriH'S. However, if voters are to la' nrmslered und the election tor Comrrcas is to be held at h, si-paruto polllnif place Hith but one box, every illiterate mvni will lie advertised whereto put fits ballot, and the State limy prepare herself to see every ( 'otiirressn mill disl rlet tu rmsl o er In the Uepuhlicntis in which the negroes have the numerical major'tv. This is the true se cret w hy every nero in tsoutu L'urolina is reif ipterinK. This ardent Bourbon correspondent is unnecessarily alarmed. He ought to know that the act which he is criticising was simply passed as an experiment to cheat the colored people out of their voles "according to law," aud that if it does not work well in practice tho white Democrats have plenty of resources left. Tlie Charleston Sewn nnil Cvurur says, in commenting upon tho new law, that; " the white 'ople of South Carolina are tied by every consideration of interest and gratitude to the National Democrat ic parly, and the present Election law should bo modified if it will hinder oi prevent the election of Democratic Con gressmen." Chiemio Jirurnul. ot Judson Walcott, on being sent to all the Eastern Penitentiary of Pcnnsyl- vailia ou a twelve years' sentence. swor0 that lie would never work in ,he prison. Although subjected to all the ulliwablo punishment, such as a bread and water diet and confinement in 11 I (al-k edl, he adhearcd to hisdetermina AYw 1 tion j. boon tractable, the svs- is tt.IU of commutation for good behavior woi, llVe .shortened his term to less , 1,,,,, t,,n .-ours. Helms veionllv been of it so is discharged, fat, healthy, and boastful of his success in haiing his own way. L'.'iieugo Times. m . A Western legend litis it that he who ouee tastes of tho water of the Missouri River -thirsts for it forever alt. crwards.