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The Beaufort Tribune.
VOL. II.?NO. 47. BEAUFORT, S. C.. OCTOBER 11, 1876. $1.50 PER ANNUM.
In the Nest.
Gathor them close to your loving heart?
Cradle them on yonr breast ;
They will soon enough leave your broodini
care,
Soon enough mount youth's topmost stair?
Little ones in the noBt.
Fret not that the children's hearts are gay.
That their reatlcBB feet will run ;
Thero may come a time in the by-and-bye
When you'll sit in your lonely room and sigl
For & sound of childish fun ;
When you'll long for a repetition sweet,
That Bounded through each room,
Of "Mother!" "Mother!" the dear love call
That echo long in the silent halls,
And add to their stately gloom.
There may oomo a timo wlion you'll long t
hear
The eager, boyish tread,
The tnnelcBs whistle, the clear, shrill shout.
The buay bustle in and out,
And pattering overhead.
When the boye and girls are all grown up
And scattered far and wide.
Or gone to tho undiscovered shore
Where youth end age come nevermore,
You will miss them from your aide.
Then gather them oloee to your loving hear)
Cradle them on your breast.
They will soon enough leave your broodin
care,
Boon enough mount youth's topmost stair?
Little ones in the nest.
Joe Chickweed's Courtship.
" I vow," said Joe Cbickweed, as h
stood before the parlor mirror, pnttini
tho hist touch to his well oiled hair, ' i
I let this night pass without finding ou
just how I stand with Melinda Martin
then I'm a cow. Tho critter has alway
acted wo pesky skittish that there's n
geltiu' round her. I like her, and sh
lrnnwu If ..".1 T'~. 1 ?
>ta XV, u:'?l X 1U lllClllll'U IU IU11IK hU
likes me. But she likes more tl>an on
string to her how, au<l 1 ain't euro bu
she'd ship me any minute if she though
sho could make a better bargain
Maybe I'm doin' her an injustice, and
liopa I am, but she acts sometime
1 'carnally like a real coquette, and I don'
know what to make of her. But, to
night," ho added, fitting an immense!
wide brimmed hat uj>on his shiniri
head, "to night I'll settle the matterI'll
cross the Rubicon, if I get m;
boots f.iL' of water. Melinda ain't a ba<
spec, and T might do worse most any
where else."
44 Do tell me if it's come to that I" ei
claimed old Mrs. Ckickweed, who ha<
entered the room nunoticed by her soi
in time to liearthe last sentence; "well
I've long had a notion that you wa
aiming in that direction."
Joe turned red irom his eye winker
to his ankles, and looked very sheepish
He worked very busily, too, for a foi
seconds, with brushing somo imoginar;
dust from a place between the shoulder
of his coat, which he couldn't reach, bu
he said nothing.
44 There ain't nothing to be arhamei
on, Joe," continued the loquacious oli
lady, apparently pleased at making th
discoverv she had. "and umi onnln fh.
gospel truth whcu you Raid you migh
do worse elsewhere. Mclinda's a nio
gal."
" Well," said Joe, gaiuing oourag
from his mother's mauuer, "I'm glut
you think so, for I'm bound to make he
my wife if "?
" If what ?" asked the old lady.
" Well, if anything's agin it.
" You just d > your duty, Joe, am
Melinda is yourn. Remember th
farm."
" It is a fine farm, no mistake 1" sait
Joe, earnestly.
" No betU:r farm of itR size in th
whole count! y than the Widder Mar
tin's," Baid Mrs. Chickweed, in an em
phatio tone.
" No; I think not."
" And then see how it is stocked ; twi
yoke of the best steers in these parts
besides her two horses, say nothing o
the rest of the critters. And, of course
they'll all go with Melinda wheu th
widder's dead, and before, too, for yoi
will go right on the farm as soon as yoi
get mar ied, and take charge of every
thing."
"It's a good opinion, that's a fact,'
? said Joe ; " but I put a higher value oi
Melinda than all the property."
" Aud well you should, though th
farm aud iixin's ain't to l?c desp.sed."
" Oh, I ain't one to despise 'em."
r Joe laughed and left the room, am
soon nib r lie left the house, and mad
bia way, uh expeditiously aa tho gloon
of the evening would permit, towan
the residence of the Widow Mai tin. i
light was burning in the front room, bn
the window ourtuina wero cloaely druwi
so th it he c mid not get a view into tb
apartments as he passed along the yard
He knocked at tho door, and was ad
mitted by tho widow in person, who
after inqniriug beuovolently aftor hi
health, ushered him into the purler.
It waa already occupied by two per
sons?Melinda and Reuben Sparks, tb
latter a young man who had reoentl;
returned to Springvillo from California
who whh looked upon with apecial dia
favor by tho yonng farmer.
Joe was welcomed by the young lady
but not as cordially as formerly, and b;
no means so cordially aa Joe though
his due. He waa greeted by Mr. Spark
in a sort of joking, condescending w <y
that raised bin ire inwardly. However
the conversation that followed waa ap
parently agreeable to all parties, an<
the evening wore away till the widot
retired, when Mr. Sparks intimated tha
perhaps it was timo for him to bo re
tiriDg, as it was quite a little walk to th?
village. Meliutla at once asserted thai
it was very early indeed, and he shouh'
5 not think of leaving so soon ; whereupoi
Mr. Sparks was induced to stop a whilt
longer, and Mr. Chickweed wns s -crotlj
enraged that Meliuda should bo so taker
up with the young sprig.
California became the topic of conver
sation, aud Reuben Sparks shone bril
liantly in his descriptive aoconuts of th<
11 conntry aad what he had done whilt
there.
" Then you weren't in the diggin's ?'
inquired Joe, in response to something
his rival had uttered.
8 " By no means," replied Sparks
' loftily. *' I left tlie digging to thost
who were used to it; I had no tnsto ii
0 that direction."
"Oh, then you stopped in town
" Certainly."
" Business, I s'pose, first-rate there?'
" Yes; a young mau of talent will sooi
engage himself in profitable employ
ment."
" Then I s'pect you must have don<
extraordinarily well," in a tone that In
intended should bo sarcastic.
" Oh," replied the other, laughing ii
a meaning way, and winking with ooi
eye at the young lady, who appeared t<
:, take aud enjoy it accordingly?"as foi
that matter, I can't complain. I thinl
g I improved my chance?I rather thinl
I did. No, I can't complain, by anj
meaus."
< Tl.on otV.? -.1?
AUOU 1TUJ UU1U If JUU Bltt^ lUli^lT
You weren't gone but a short time; yot
should have stayed a year or two more
aud made yourself independent."
* Perhaps I'm indepeudent already; ]
a?y perhaps. Of course, I can't tell yoi
the exact amount made?that, I think
e is quite unnecessary."
g ".Oh, quite."
if " Aud, perhaps, too, there were at
,t tractions in this part of the world ai
, alluring as gold."
s He looked knowingly at Melinda ai
0 h? spoke, and gave her another wink
e v 'iich that young lady seemed to relish
e tlx nigh she blushed and seemed won
e d< >fully emlmrrassed for a moment
t Joe noticed what occurred, and dida':
t f..'.iy the conrse affairs seemed to b<
i. t. king. lie knew that he should fee
1 and appear peculiarly savage if he re
s nuuned much longer, and ho hinted ii
t about time for him to be going?
i- and what seemed to enrage him mori
y ton all else, Melinda appeared to be o
g the same mind, for she off ered no objec
- ti< n. So he took his hat and departed
y w.th firmness in his step and bitternesi
i in his heart.
" I don't like the looks of things a
a'I," he muttered to himself, as hi
walked on through the dark; " she is al
il together too tender to that chijp to b<
u agreeable to me. If he has not turnet
, her head, then there is a mistake some
s win re. I don't believe he has brough
enough money from California to buy i
s roj e to hang himself. He is after thi
. widder's farm now, to make it up, l'l
v bet my hat. Yes, sir, he means to catcl
y Melinda, and I've been fool enough t<
s I wait until this time to como to a Una
t 1 poit t. But perhaps it ain't too late yet
maybe she will consent to have me yet
J if I lose no time in asking her. I'll tr
1 it, 1 vow I will. I'll go over again to
e morrow and havetho thing settled."
o And, having come to this conclusion
t he hurried forward, and soon after wa
e dreaming of Melinda Martin, tlio wid
dow, himself, and an infinite number o
a Reuben Sparkses, who were cliasinj
1 biui up a steep bill, aud endeavoring t?
r j beat bin brains out with bars of Califor
nia gold.
Mrs. Ohickweed was most anxiou
n< xt morning to learn from her eon tli
i r- Hiilt of his mia<uon to the widow's, bu
0 Joe was silent and pensive, avoiding hi
mother's eyes, aud keeping away fron
1 the house as much as possible, junto ii
the evening he carefully dressed himsel
e in bis best suit, and, with a look of de
termination stamped on hie features, h
i- once more determined to visit the fickl
Melinda.
He fonnd her at home and alone,
o " Hope you spent an agreeable even
'? ing yesterday," remarked Joe, after h
f bad passed the nsnal compliments, an<
>, seated himself near the lady,
o ? Oh, yes, I did, I assure yon," wa
ii the reply.
a " Mr. Sparks, I should say, was a ver(
- entertaining young man."
Joe didn't think anything of the kind
" but quite the contrary.
" He is, indeed, very interesting," re
plied Melinda.
e | joe looKeii any tiling but ploosed a
I this encomium on bis rival, and sat fo
i some moments iu utter silence.
:1 it length bo turned to tbe young lad;
? and said :
a "1 camo bere last ovoning with tbi
.1 intention of speaking to you on a par
t tioular subject, but I found you so en
t gaged that I determined to call agaii
a to-night, and so?so "?
b "Here you are," said Melinda, smil
. ing at bis embarrassment.
"Yes, hero I am. And now that I an
, here, I'll tell you at once what I came for
s You know I love you ; I've told you a
much more'n onoe, and I've flattore<
- myself that I weren't indifferent to you
n But now I wish you to tell mo if yoi
p 1 really-love me in return, and if I ma;
, hope to make you my wife. Will yoi
r marry me ?"
Joe. havinc irrirnd at. V Vila imnsv*tan
; o ?
, question, looking tender and appealing
f It into her face, and breathlessly waitei
t her reply?she oolorod slightly and ben
s her eyes to the door.
, "Yon aro quite right in supposing
, that you are not indifferent to .me, for
- regard you very highly," sho said.
1 " Then all my fears have been gronnd
v less I" uttered Joe, exultiugly.
t " l?nt then," continued the lndy, " ]
- cannot very well grant your wishes rei
garding "?
t "What," cried Joe, his countenance
I suddenly changing.
i " I can't very well marry you !"
5 " And why can't you? I'd like to
7 know what is to hinder your marrying
i me if you think enough of me."
"Therois one reason in particular."
" What is it?"
" I'm engaged to another."
, Joe turned pale.
} " Sparks," he cried ; "tell me?tell
me, is it Sparks ?"
? " Well? and if it is?"
. "I knew it! Blast him, I knew what
ho was after."
"I don't know that Mr. Sparks has
[ acted in any way as ho should not," rej
marked the young lady, warm!}-.
" He's a cheating villain !' replied
Joe, indignantly.
" You don't kno#him ; he's uothing
? of tho kind."
j "It's you that don't know him ; but
you will before long. I've been deceived,
and I ain't afraid to say so ! It's
? tho money that he pretends to have
^ that's lest mo a wife ; but when you
want to touch it, just as like as not you
, won't be able."
He rushed from tho house as ho utj
tcred these words, and hurried fcomer
ward. Ho found his mother still up,
t aud was eagerly interrogated by her as
i to the luck he had met with. He told
her all, and little condolence was she
' enabled to olFer in return.
f For two cr tlireo days following Joe
i Chickwecd said very little, but ho
, thought much. One morning ho met his
mother with a r-miliug face and a sort of
[ triumph in bis look. Tho old lady was
x somewhat surprised at this sudden
, change iu her f^n's manner.
" Why, what on earth's the matter
now, Joe?" Raid the; " I hope you ain't
- goin' crazy."
n "Not by a long shot," replied Joe;
44 J ain't quite so big a fool as that."
3 44 Then what ails you ?"
, 44 Ob, I've got it ail arranged at last?
, I've got him now."
41 Who? \Yhat ?"'
4> Why, Melindu Martin end that
t vagabond, Beubeu Sparks?ha ! ha !?
3 I'll surprise him I"
1 44 Well, how are you going to do it ?"
44 Oh, it's all right," said Joe, laughing
t slyly. 44 I'll do it, darned if I don't; I'll
- tlx the sneaking critter."
? 44 But how?how, Joo ? Can't you
f speak out? What's got into the boy?"
- criod the old lady, dying with curiosity
, to know what was his plan.
s 44 Well, I'll tell you all about it,"
begin Joe, assuming a more sober tone,
t 44 Will, I wish you would."
? 44 Yctt know the widder has always
- favored my keeping company with Mes
linda."
1 44 Well ?"
4 And J do believe she's desp'rate
t down on that feller, lleuben Sparks.
i coming iuto the family."
9 44 YeS."
1 44 In that case she wouldn't very
i willingly let her property go iuto his
) hands."
1 "Bat according to the will of old Mr.
1 Martin the property ain't to go ont of
, her hands till sho's dead."
Y 44 Just so, and now I'm coming to the
- point; it's just right there I'm going to
lloor iienbt u Sparks."
44 Well, let me hear."
a 44 The widder Martin herself ain't a
. bad looking woman I" Joe remarked,
f in a sort of mysterious tone of voice,
? glancing up suddenly into his mother's
a face.
44 No. -But what has that got to do
with the mutter ?" replied the old lady,
n impatiently.
B 4* And she ain't very old, ueitlier,"
t continued he, with the same air.
a 44 Why, she can't be more'n forty."
a 44 So I think she has a good chance of
a living forty more."
f 44 Well, and what of it?"
44 Just this," said Joe; 44 I'll marry
e the widder!"
o Mrs. Chickw* e.l, expecting, as she
wft', something awful, wasn't prepared
for tbiB. She uttered an exclamation
t- of surprise, started upward from her
tj n??L, tiicii miuk nK'ii unci uiea tier cjcu
1 wifcb ft vacant stare upon her son's face.
"Well," said Joe, "I h po you
s don't say anything that's agin it."
"No?no!" stammered his niothor,
y recovering somewhat from the shock
she had received; "bnt are yon really
, in earnest?will you marry the widder
?"
i- "To bo sure I will ; and that's not
the whole of it?I'm going to see her
t this very day. I'll marry her if she'll
r have me, and be revenged on Melinda,
for cutting me as she has for that blabty
ed Sparks. I'll teach 'em what's
what 1"
a Joe was as good as his word. He
- sought tho widow and made his propo
sal. She was more nstonished than she
i knew how to express, bnt she was more
fratified than sho was astonished,
'resh and fair as sho was, considering
her years, she had never given up the
i id* a of winning another husband; but
. it had never entered her head that sho
n could possibly secure so young and es1
timablo a prize aa Joe Chickweed.
Joe made it a special proviso in his
i proposal that they should bo married
y privHiexy mo day Deroro tlie marriage
i of Sparks with the widow's daaghtor,
anil that it ahonld be kept a secret till
t the weuding had taken place. To this
- the widow readily agreed, although it
J was a bard task aometimos for her to
t restrain the enjoyment aho experienced,
and prevent the aeoret being discovered,
f The evening before the nuptials of
[ Sparks aud Mclinda at length arrived,
ant I all preparations for*the oeiemony
- on the ensning day were completed.
When durkneas had fairly set in, while
[ Altlinda was so occupied with the oom
Eanv and conversation of bor soon-to-t
usband as to bo oblivions to all els<
Mrs. Martin cautionRly loft the hone*
and meeting Joe near at hand, sh
battened with hinr to tho residence c
the Ghiokwecds. The minister, wh
had been duly admonished to secrecy
was in attendance, and ttj less than ha
an hour Joe was a married man and th
no longer widow was on her way ban
home, parting with Joe with a sing]
but very enormous kiss, with which h
was content to satisfy himself, considei
ir.g what was to follow from so doing o
the morrow.
The weddiDg passed off next day t
tho entire satisfaction of nil partiei
The ufTair took place in the morning f
tho residence of the bride, and at th
hour of noon all the ggests, with th
exceptiou of Joe Chickweed, who ha
hum. ? : ?- - > -1 ? -- J
mvx *> ivimuuj iiiVivCU| uttu ui:[?urif.i.
Why he remained so loug it puzzle
the newly married pnir to surmise, s
they biul uot supposed he would b
present at all. Joe took it very easily
however, and seemed quite unembai
rassed with the occasional bauterings c
the happy Sparks.
" I \spose you'll take up your res
deuce in the village right away," sai
Joo, addressing himself to the newl
made husband, as they were assemble
in iho parlor together ; " buy y>?u a nic
house and live comfortable."
"Oh,no,"repliedMr. Sparks?" don
know ns I shall."
" What! Well, now, I calculate yo
don't have any idea of settling on
farm ! You ain't used to that worl
you know."
"Don't know but I may," saidSparki
assuming a careless air and tone
"coming on hot weather, you know, an
living in town is a bore in summer. Yei
I think I shall try tho country life for
while; I ain't in tho best of health, nu
a farm life may improve me."
" Well," responded Joe, deliberately
"can't say that I'm sorry that you'r
going to stay with us. I think myse
that it would be to your beDeAt to wor
on a farm for a while, and we'll try t
muko it as comfortable as possible ft
you."
Mr. Sparks looked at his wife ; the
looked at one another and laughed.
"No doubt," remarked Mr. Spurki
"you'll make nu agreeable neighbo;
very agreeable, indeed."
*" Oh, we'll bo nearer than neighbor
a COOd sicllt?of course we will." sai
Joe, glancing with a look of intelligem
toward tho former widow.
Again Mr. and Mrs. Sparks glanct
at each other, but this time they didn
laugh.
"What do you mean?" they ask?
simultaneously.
' Ob, excuse me; I forgot that yc
didn't know what had transpired. Ti
fact is, the widow and myself, taking
mutual liking to each other, were ma
ried last night. We should have invi
ed you to the wedding, but we kue
you wex-e so much engaged."
"What! marriedi" cried M
Sparks, springing to his feet, while
lock of horror overspread his feature
His wife sat pale as a ghost, utterly ui
able to speak a word.
"Certainly, married," said Jo<
coolly.
" Is this sof" ho inquired, turning!
tho late widow.
" You may rely on all he suys," si
replied.
"Then I have been swindled??ir
posed upon?deceived I And you kue
of this also, ai d led me on," he coi
tinned in a violent tone, addressing li
wife. " Yen worked to get me, whi
this infernal cheat gets the property."
"No?it's not so," exclaimed Melii
du, bursting into tears ; " I knew not!
ing of it. And I thought you marrit
mA f Al' ?.A( Otwl ?
U4JOUI, UliU UUt AU1 lUUUf^ y t
pretended to have enough of that you
HClf."*
Reuben Sparks smiled a siekly at:
scornful smile.
" It's even as I thought ; his money
so deep iu tho hunk that ho'll never 1
able to dig it out," remarked Joe.
14 You scheming rascal !" gasp*
Sparks, looking as if it would bo tl
height of pleasure to eat him entire
up, body and bones.
44 Oh, fire away! it don't hurt an;
and I've got a long lease of the far "?
44 You scoundrel I"
44 And the horses and steers."
44 Oil, you miserable cheat!"
44 And the fixin's generally."
44 Fool !"
44 And, moreover," continued Joe, a
suming a more sober and stern tone, at
atlho same tim3 grasping Sparks firm
by the collar, 44among other things, 1>
got a word or two of advice to you. Yc
married Melinda in tho expectation ?
stepping into a snug property, palmir
yourse lf off as a gentleman to nccomplit
your end. Yon are a real schemer, bi
a part of your scheme has foiled. Tal
my ndvico and it will be well with yoi
use jour wife as yon know you shoul<
go lo w rk like an honest man, at
strive lo be an houest one. And tinall;
don't let mo hear yon make use of at
more such expressions as you just no
bestow* d upon me, or I'll thrash yc
within an inch of your lifo! Remen
ber," added Joe, giving him a shako i
ja terrier would a rat, 44 you're my sc
| now, 'cording to law, and you must har
! a slight show of respect for your ol
j fatherI"'
Iteuben Hparks Bfemtd to come i
onto to his senses, and, after a little r
flection, concluded that the advice 1
had received was, upon the whole, th
best ho could act. upon; aud for many
year thereafter Joo Chiekwoed looke
upon him as a moat valuable assistant.
i
The lean men think the more the
talk.
e Hints for Travelers.
'* Take one-fourth more money than 1
^ your estimated expenses. dei
^ Acquaint yourself with the geography ex<
0 of the route and region of travel. ty,
I Have a good supply of email chango, wil
. 1 and no bill or piece higher than ten dol- su!
lars, that you may not take counterfeit foi
'k change. mt
1 So arrange as to have but a siugle me
e article of luggage to look after. thi
r_ j Dress substantially. Better be too ye:
u hot for two or three hours at noon than 81:
to be cool for tho remainder of the avi
j twenty-four. ye
' Arrange, under all circumstances, to avi
bo at the place of starting fifteen or avi
twenty minutes before the time, thus 181
allowing for unavoidable or unantici 81!
'. pated detention on the way. tin
l)o not commence a day's travel be- 18I
! fore breakfast, even if it has to be eaten tin
^ ! at daylight. Dinner or supper, or both, yoi
: can bo more healthily dispensed with pri
' ! than a good warm breakfast. pe:
' f D..4 1 l._l. . *
^ , j:ui? jruur piirno uuu WBwu ill your in
j vest pocket and all nnder your pillow, av<
and you will not bo likely to leave th<
either. str
V Tlie ber-t if not entirely secure fasten- th<
i, inga of your chamber door is a bolt on $2!
J the inside ; if there is none on, lock the avi
doer, turn the key so that it can be th<
be drawn partly out, and put the wash- ag
basin uuuer it; thua, any attempt to use we
" a jimmy or unother key will ;msh it out sot
ami cause a racket among the crockery, wn
1 i which will be protty sure to rouse the 18(
, I sleeper and rout the robber. hei
'' j A sixpenny sandwich eaten leisurely pri
in the cars is better for yon than a dol- ab<
* lar dinner bolted at a railroad station. av<
1Take with you a month's supply of mn
* patience, and always think thirteen ha
' times before you reply once to any sup- do
poeod rudeness, inisult or inattention, tin
Do not suppose yourself specially and soi
designedly neglected if waiters at hotols be:
do not bring what you call for in double- mc
^ quick time ; nothing so distinctly marks po
k the well bred man as a quiet waiting on mi
such occasions; passion proves the
PUPPJ.
Do not allow yourself to converse in a
tone loud enough to be heard by a per- '
* sou two or three seats from you ; it is gaj
^ the murk or a boor if in a man, and of W<
want, of refinement and ladylike delicacy elc
' if in a woman. A gentleman is not tie
noisy ; ladies are serene. boi
t Comply cheerfully and gracefully foi
with the custom of the conveyanco in an
which you travel, and of the places ob
(. whore yru stop. foj
!,1' ltcspect yourself by exhibiting the we
munners of a gentleman and lady, if yon elT
, wi-h to bo treated as such, and then
you will receive the respect of others. th?
Travel is a great leveler; take the
n position which others assign you from D<
10 your conduct rather than from your pre- ar$
* tensioifS.?Journal of lleallh. ixn
t- fix
w 1 Fall bonnets. bn
French bonnets imported for the fall
r. 1 and early winter are exceedingly rich
ft this season, a fashion journal says. The
shapes are unique, with oddly trimmed
ft- crowns and close clinging fronts. There
1 is scarcely any face trimming except a I?
Bi ! slight frill of tuilo or a twist of velvet; ,1
it is an exceptional case to eeo flowers , u
to or loops of velvet in front, the only ^
touch of color being given by the facing
16 in the brim or the cord piping on its , '
edge. Fine velvets and plush, either
ft- pluiu or corded in stripes, are used for
w covering the frame of the bonnet J01
ft smoothly. French felt bonnets are not jf(
is largely imported, and will not be worn
16 011 dressy occasions as muoh as they 1531
were last winter, but will still be chosen
ft- to match costumes, and as second-best
It- hats. Contrasts of color and two shades
d ; of one color will bo equally fashionable.
>n Cream color of the greenish linden
r- shade will brighten up myrtle green, j?'
| ink blue, and plum colored hats. Car- .
id ! diual will bo worn in contrast with ink * ,
* blue, plum, and myrtle green, and also .
s with black velvets. The bonnet is ,p',
>6 j usually of the darkest shade, with pip,
hlgfl, facing, scarf, etc., of the pale '
;d tint; but occasionally this is reversed, as ?
in t!ie case of dress bonnets of pale linly
deu green velvet trimmed with myrtle ^
gteeu plush, or of ocleste blue trimmed
it I : i.1 1 1. 3 l 1 mi x ? - TVI
j> w.l:i uarn caruniui rou. Alio comrastoi
j color must be odd iu order to bo stylish, ,
J and two tones of the same color must
i represent extremo shades. The trimj
muig is heaped in loopB and plaitings
! on the front of the crown, and there are
i usually two long streamers of ribbon di- .
?- rcetly behind, whiob may hang there as ^
id | ornament or be brought forward as j-u
Ly strings.
re 1
>u The Question of Courtship. cw
i The English custom of courtship, wa
"g says the Stin, in answer to a corre- Bjt
i spondent, is first to approach the father ^
a* ' in a suit for a daughter's hand, and wc
10 | seek to gain his consent to the addresses, ^
a? It has much to recommend it, for it im- ref
| plies a recognition of the parent's anthoiity
over the daughter, and gives ^
f? ; him opportunity to havo something to ^
'J 1 say in advance about tho propriety of re{
w the proposed engagement. However,
'n in England, as here, after a girl has
a" reached the legal marriageable age she (
,B may, if she chooses, marry without her q.
'n ! parents' consent. In tho United States
I it is not the custom to ask the father's F?*
j consent to a courtship, and so our oorrei
spondent can do as ho choses in tho ev'
" 1 premises, though it would be moro P"
proiier for him to speak t? the girl's
" I luttier. Still, it will probably be the
16 girl's yes or no which will wholly decide W1
1 tlio mutter, since onr girls usually claim 0:11
the privilege of picking ont their husbands
themselves without first consulting
their parents. At any rato, they gr<
tenaciously hold to tho notion that their ph
iy hearts are a better guido in love affairs ge
than tlioir parents' heads. sm
Price of Cows.
William Sheldon, of Upper Province,
well known as one of the moet
iensive dealers in Montgomery connPa.,
has furnished the American
th some valuable information on the
t>joot of the price of oows for the last
-tj yearn. Mr. Sheldon is a careful,
ttliodical man, and his statements
ly there ofe be relied on. He says
it previous to 1835, and daring that
or, good cows oould be bought from
8 to 824. From 1835 to 1836 the
erage price was $20. During the
cu s 1837 and 1838, 823. In 1887 the
erage was 839 per head; in 1840,
enige 830; with a dull trade during
11 the average prioe went down to
9, at which prioe the market stood
! two following years of 1841 and
12; in 1843 there was a flight rise,
i average going up to 822; in the next
or there was a rise of about $1, the
ice being $23 per bead; in 1846, $24
r head; in 1847 and 1848, $22 to $25;
1819, 1850, 1851 and 1852 the market
araged $26; in 1853 the average was
) camn tinf. thn nmrltflf vm not DO
oug; in 1854 the average was $28;
s highest price was 840 and the lowest
2 and $28. In 1855 and 1856 the
erage was 830. In the spring of 1857
3 market was excitable, and the ayer3
for the year reaohed 834, but prioes
nt down very low at the end of the
ison. In 1858 and 1859 the market
s low and hard, averaging 829. In
SO and 1861 good lots brought $35 per
ad. During the next three years good
ices were obtained, the average being
nt $65 per head; some good lots
L'raged over $100. Since then the
nkcts have been high, and drovers
vo done well. Just now there is a
wnward tendency, and the prospect is
it prioes will continue to decline for
no time. Mr. Sheldon says that the
at cow he ever sold was from the
mutaina, and she n.ade eighteen
unds of batter per week. She was a
lley of the common stock.
Oratory vs. Journalism.
rhe day for speeches has gone by,
?n the New Tork Herald, which adds:
nbster- Olay, Calhoun, with all their
iqnence, could not move this generan
as they did their own age. The reaa
is that the press has superseded the
-urn. When the oountry was small
I newspapers were few voters were
liged to depend upon public speakers
r their political ideas. Mass meetings
ire then serions matter and had direct
ect upon the canvass. Now they are
;ro celebrations, in which parties utter
iir enthusiasm. The lost of the orreat
bates was probably when Lincoln met
luglas on the stamp in Illinois and
<ned the questions of the day in the
mediate presenoe of the people. Bat
gcobes are not now made to be heard,
t to be read. The great orator who
aka in ?? hall cares fat less for his
ree or four thousand auditors than for
i hundred thousand readers. Another
ison why oratory is becoming every
ar less effective in moving the people
that it is preceded by the press. Mr.
i tow made a good .speech the other
y in New England, but bis arguments
d all appeared before in the Republin
journals. Mr. Durand spoke at
irtford, hut his ideas had previously
en expressed in the Democratic newspers.
The true field for political orary,
so far as it is to have a direct ef3t,
is in the State legislatures or on
a floor of Congress. There personal
ignetism often has an electrical influee.
This was signally shown in the
it session of the House.
Perils of Investment.
Among the troubles of the hour, says
irlcigh, in the Boston Journal, is
:at to do with one's money. It is not
fe in the bank. The trust companies
L'u out to be vain things for safety.
10 more real estate a man has the
>rso ho is off. There have been a
eat many times in the last fifty years
len people could not make money unw
they had money to make it with,
it there has never been a time till now
ion people could not make money
th money to make it with. The peonrity
ot this panio is that you can do
thing with the money. No invest>ut
seems safe, and millions are lying
le. The recent flurry in New York
owe this. Everybody who could
ve taken out their money from real
ate and put it into stocks. A certain
e of stocks was considered as good
ffnlil. Thin vm pnnpnialU Iran nf
ill stocks. All along the line of the
tckawanua and kindred roads stock
a held by well-to-do families. In a
igle honse lately families with inmea
from $2,000 to $20,000 a year
re made penniless. It is said that if
b great railroad men were obliged to
ilize at once a larger part of the soiled
millionaires would be as poor as
fir neighbors. Nearly all our heavy
mpanies, if obliged to throw their
vl estate on to the market, would And
jmselves in a bad way.
Charity.?Tt is said that Mrs. A. T.
a wart's charities have amounted to
>re Rince the death of her husband
in did his during all his life. How9r
that may be, it seems that her
incipal objeot in Tinting Europe was
et-cape begging letters. Her return
expected shortly, when the beggars
II hate n fresh ohanoe and the letter rriers
additional work.
Any hard steel tool will oat glass with
?at facility when freely wet) with earn*
or dissolved in turpentine. The ragd
edges of glass vessels may be easily
100 tlied thus with a flat file.

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