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•/ VOL. XII. THE HACK HIT KR. 11V K \TK l LAUK. There's someone living in this town (Maybe you know her niinii l , Ami maybe, should 1 write n down. \our own would prove the same.i Who, when von say " He s good.'' will cry, *■ Indeed! you think that's trie. Hut." very confidentially. •• You wouldn't—if you knew." One says, “What pretty sir! goes byr" “O. horrors! you don't think So ! -Since we’re you and 1, I'll say, her parents drink. And she—noil. 1 won't tell it out. Though I’ve no doubt 'tls true. You think stte.s nice and pretty—but You wouldn't if you knew," If one slugs sweetly, " How she Hats !" If dressed in taste. "What style !" Supremely “ vulgar" all her lints: iter dresses simply •• vile.’ 1 And w hen good Deacon Kusby failed t A i ohle man anil true.> She said, w hen we his lot bewailed, •• You wouldn't if you knew !" Let those admire and love who can This malice breathing dame. Who seems to think a prosperous man Must surely be to blame: That bounty is a mark of sin: That goodness must be crime; She sees but thieves and rascals in The heroes of the time. Sometimes she doesn’t hesitate To tell us what she knows. And in nine cases out of eight A lie is all she shows, for virtue's sake 1 hope to find One good old doctrine true. Some heal for such 1 would not mind, You wouldn't if you knew . WINMMi A WII'K. liV KMII.Y K. STKIXKSTKI.. “Give you my daughter? Von!'. A God-fearing man was this father. He had firm faith in a doctrinal institu tion. engineered by the synod of which he, Orville Manor, Ksq., was one of the strongest church pillars. Was not this man entitled to the special benefieiene of his creator, and the respect of humble humanity? Vet here stands an audacious youth, who has apparently nothing in the wide world to recommend him hut the testi monials which secured him the position of entry clerk in the wholesale house of Manor A Cos., and a handsome face lighted up with a pair of dark eyes, glowing with energy and ambition. And this youth had asked him for his daughter. A just anger reddened the usually imperturbable brow o( Manor pi re, and a scornful curve shaped his lips as he adjusted the gold rimmed spec tacles upon his nose and repealed: “CUvc you my daughter! Von! Tru ly ‘fools enter boldly where angels fear to tread.' Have you any other request to make, young man?” ‘‘ No, sir!” Orville Manor, Ksq., turned his hack upon the daring young man, and rc ,-umeil his reading; his face was again almost dispassionate. The other re mained standing, hut the line face changed color, his breath came hard and fast, the exquisitely-curved nostrils of a decidedly aristocratic nose showed the spirit of emotion, not unlike the temper of a thoroughbred animal under the hit of a trainer. With an effort tru ly admirable the “ rising ire" was con trolled, and the lips beneath his soft and luxuriant mustache became firmly sot. Ten minutes this silence lasted. The young man stood Ins ground as if he had become an automatic statue. The old gentleman began to show restlessness again, and after a vain en deavor to command the emotion ruling him, he turned abruptly, exclaiming: “Have you nothing more profitable to employ your mind than staring at my hack, sir? What are von waiting for?" “ Your answer.” With slow and majestic mien, and a countenance beaming with patience, this father of a daughter walked to the door, opened it, and, pointing to the outer entrance, remarked: “This is my answer. It is c inpre honsible?" The young aspirant for a rich man’s daughter bowed. His face was ghastly pale, but his step was firm, his head haughtily erect, and the indignant pa rent was somewhat impressed with the nobility characterizing hi- humilliation as he turned from the door so ernely closed upon himself and his hopes. * * * * ♦ A perfect gem of a room was this apartment. The floor was covered with a Turkish velvet carpet of deepest crim son, the furniture was of carved walnut and embossed velvet of crimson on gold-colored satin, the windows were draped with softest lace, under the lux- j miaul wealth of red and gold hrocure, ’ held to the richly-frescoed ceiling by heavy gold-mounted lambrequins, Mir- \ rors and paintings lined the walls on e very side, and bronze and marble j busts and statues were reflected every where. Tables in rare mosaics were j covered with late magazines and books. i The air wa- perfumed a- if each article exhaled a fragrance of its own, and the j first sensation on entering was almost a feeling of sensuous languor, especially; to one unaccustomed to the perfumed ! warmth of this semi darkened atmos phere. The young lady reclining on one of the crimson lounges seemed a part of. its natural belongings. Above tin: aver age female bight, bet form was so per-: fectly cast and developed, that to take ( the eight part of an inch from her bight MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, JULY 1878. would have marred the statuesque per fection. Her alnuulauf black hair con* tlasted strikingly with the brilliantly colorless complexion to which the small, full-lipped mouth gave (ho crimson tok en of health. Her features were of the delicate American tv pc. but her eyes covered by their blue-veined, black fringed lids, were orientally large and of a deep violet blue. And this lovely creature, in her white silken and pink satin-lined wrapper, reared to breathe indolence, and sip to the full every in dulgence, anil make circumstance sub serve to every caprice, tins favorite of the gods was the daughter to whom her father's clerk aspired. A servant in blue livery entered noise lessly with a letter on n gold-lined salver, presented it to the young lady and re tir'd again. With a flush of pleasure she pressed the little document to her lips and read: My beautiful Treasure: The contem plated interview is over. I shall not distress you with particulars. It was not at all romantic; and did not end in a tragedy, or partake of the fareial " Bless you, my boy, take her and be happy;" but your father hinted rather strongly that it was advisable for my presumptuous self to journey the path way of life without— his daughter. 1 dif fer with him in his views on that sub ject, and 1 want your permission to call and talk the matter over at the earliest possible moment. 1 wish no clandes tine meeting. My love is honest, my motives worthy of respectable consid eration, and the assurance of your love makes me bold. Oh my beautiful dar ling 1 the rapture of this conviction tills me with a joy too blissful to he human, but it is true, sweet, for I have held you to my throbbing heart. 1 have felt you thrill iu answer to my passionate kisses, and my pleading heart has listened to the melody that whispered of the love you have blessed me with, tJive you up, sweet 1 no ice. nor metal, nor heav en nor hell shall keep me from you, if my love says come ' Sm.xKY ll.viausoN. There was a lire of determination in the young beauty's eyes, as she went to an m'ritoir of ebony and gold and took therefrom a dainty, cream-tinted, scent ed sheet of paper, and wrote thereon one magic word, “ Come inclosed and sealed it. .vug a tiny silver bell, which brought a servant, to whom she gave directions about delivering (he letter to its address without delay. Then she went down the elegantly furnished hall and stairway into the library where her father was engaged with his papers and gliding up to him, in a most childlike, winning manner, she bent over him. and kissed his cheeks and mouth, and then perched herself laughingly upon his knees. “Well, i’earl,”said he, tenderly caress ing this idol of his heart; "does this mean some new-fangled gew-gaw, or do you really love your old father?" “My old father, indeed !stop slander ing him, sir, or I’ll bite you ! No, Ido not come on a money bogging expedi tion, 1 want to talk sense.” “ Bless me, child, what new novel have you been reading? Imagine your self come to the sense-talking season.” “ 1 have not been reading novels. 1 am studying Hernert Spencer.’’ A frown darkened the benign coun tenance, and he replied, coldly: “ More heterodox nonsense! I’earl, 1 do not approve ” “ 1 know you don’t pa, and I’ll give it up to oblige you. But there is some thing you can give me, pa, now I come to think of it. and von will oblige me greatly.” "J never refuse mv pet anything, do I?” “ No. but this once you might, dear pa, just because it is such a very ordin ary, every-day allair that I want.” •' What is it. you trifler?” “Only a husband.” she replied meekly. “My dear I’earl,*you do not know what you are saying. A husband 1” “ Vos, sir.” “And, if I may ask, have you picked out the unlucky individual?” “Oh, yes, pa, la* is already cut and dried, ready for use.” “ My child, you are jesting on a very serious matter.” “But, pa, lam not jesting! Ido not care about having the husband all iu a hurry to-day or to-morrow ; hut I want you to promise him some future day, when you get tired of my teasing and extravagance, and so forth,yon know, pa.” “ I’.i began to act restlessly. His face became very dark and unpromis ing. in fact a great light dawned upon hi- mind, and it is broadened, bis brow darkened more and more! He looked' keenly into her eyes, until her gaze drooped beneath hi- hard scrutiny, ami siie whispered appealingly: “I’a. do not he ero-- with me -hut- - but—he will be hear din etly.” “Who, girl?” w.t- the excited <x clamation. '* .Sidney Harrison!” At this instant the library door open ed, and the gentleman himself entered. The young lady was at his side in a Hush, and placing her hand on Ids arm, and lifting her head proudly, defiantly, said: “ In life or death, father, this is my heart's choice.” There was a sublime adoration in the look given hor'by the young man as he murmured “Angel!" and. taking her hand, he advanced to the thoroughly nonplussed and outraged father, and exclaimed; “Give her to me! Full well I realize mv own unworth “Silence! ' I’is well that yon have still enough of manly spirit to acknowl edge your unfitness to become the hus band of my daughter. Yon. a clerk in my employ, on a salary scarcely com mensurate with tin requirements of a beggar?" “ Why not increase it, na? tine might he led to imagine it was a disgrace to he in my dear good father’s employ, from the way you emphasize the fact," I’earl remarked with a touch of roggish bravery. “Oh, heavens, why am 1 tints tried!" The old gentlemen cried in tecble des peration. Then, suddenly growing wrathy again, he pointed sternly to the door. " For the seond time, young man, I command you to depart and he pleased to take notice let it bothe last time. I have forborne to treat yon as yon de serve: forbearance may cease to he a Christian virtue, remember." “ Father, do you know aught against his character? Hi' has been in your employ a year; has he p.oved insnlli cient or unworthy of the respect due an honorable gentleman and capable busi ness man?" The girl’s noble lace was grand in its pleading, yet dignified wo manhood. “ L have no complaint igainst him." “Then for once my father has tiMlcn short in his judgment and his duty to one of God’s creatures like himself, in asmuch as he refuses to him an oppor tunity to state his case, before a judg ment shall be spoken." " I’earl, yon are insolent. Ho you forget whom yon are addressing'!" “ Forgive, forgive me, but. oh. father, do not forget that in turning this man from your door yon also close your heart and home against me. We have plighted our troth, and through good and ill fortune I shall cling to him, so help me <od ! Solemnly the closing words were ut tered. A bmg silence followed. Then the old gentleman said, eahnlv, icily “Go to your room ungrateful, thank less child." “Not until you have given Sidney a hearing. Father, dear lather, he just!" “Go. I will send for yon when yon are wanted.” With a bright limb of hope and love upon her lover she left the room. “Now, Mr. Harrison, I will hear von. Be bri >f.” “Thank yon, Mr. Manor. Two years ago 1 met your daughter while on a visit to a mutual friend of ours in St. Folds. 1 was charmed at the first meeting and deseprately in love before she returned home; she honored me with her confidence and friendship be fore she left, and also became acquaint ed with my parents and sisters, and there seemed to he a general expres sion of mutual happiness in this inter course, We corresponded for some months, and your daughter consented to receive my addresses if 1 would make your acquaintance in the man ner that I have, by accepting a posi tion in your employ and win your re gard from that humble olliee. My father is fully cognizant of and approv ed of the plan from the beginning, and 1 have his letter to show yon, that if I succeed, he will not only he happy to welcome my wife, hut establish me in a business of my own. or give me lifly thousand dollars to invest as l may see lit. This is my story in brief. Time will develop everything satisfactorily to yon. My father lias rt tired from active business sometime since, and contem plates taking my mother, who is an in valid, and my sisters, to Knrope short ly, and thev will he in the city the lat ler part of this week to await what my sisters are pleased to term the result of my romantic exploit in winning a wife. 1 have failed only in gaining your con sent. Will you reconsider your disap proval?” Various changes had passed over the listener's face during this recital, leav ing it strangely (lushed as lie rang the hell and told the servant answering ;t to “request Miss Pearl to conn* to the library.” She stood m the open do' r one mo ment. then with a joyous t ry hounded into her father’s arms. The old gen tleman led her to the wailing lover, and with tremulous emotion said: “Here, taki her, and forgive an old blind fool;’’ then hastily left the room. Texas Hone) Ant*. Mnsilla Valley (N. M., ln<k*|>i!li<l'*ti(. A few days ago .Judge Joseph went to KI Rancho, and was surprised to see some forty or fifty persons digging in the ground. Hi- lir-l impression was that they had found a gold lead, on ins approaching to ascertain what they were looking for, he found that they were looking for honey-eoinh-, which had been de-po-ited then* hy Texas honey ant-. Some partie-had as much as a pint of honey. The combs were large, and they were obliged to dig down from two and a half to live feel to procure them. This ant i a yellow color, and about the same size as the common wood ant. A HISTOKK Al. HOMAN. A Few Facts in the 1 .one l ife of Mine. I’atersan.Binniparte. Now \ork World. I Mine. Patterson-Bonaparte. as she is ‘commonly called, is not too old she is about ','b to doteiul hsr rights, judging jhy the tact that she recently appeared |as plaintilV in a lawsuit in her native I city of Baltimore. Standing hy her rights is something she has always done; her unwillingness to relinquish any ‘ part of them having rendered her his torie. It is more than seventy-four years since she accepted the hand of Jerome Bonaparte during his visit to : the t nited States, and was married lat once hy the Bishop of Baltimore, John Carroll. brother of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Jerome remained in the (country a year, visiting various cities i with his wife, and embarking for Kurope ] in the spring tlStio), and arriving safe ly at I .is b >n. I’li i' news of the marriage I was anything hut pleasant to Napoleon, partly because his brother had taken a , vile without consulting him, and parliv l because he had far more ambitious views for his family. Consequently he refused to recognize the American un I-union, and forbade the couple to land at any port under French authority. Je j ionic parted from his wife \v •* 1 1 great tenderness at Lisbon, to hurry to Paris, hoping to change (he resolution of the Kmperor, and ordering the vessel to sail to Amsterdam. Beaching there, Mine. Bonaparte was not allowed to quit the ' ship, and so she was obliged to go to Kngland. She made Inn residence at I Camberwell, mar London, and in the j following July gave birth to a son, Je ; mine Napoleon Bonaparte. She never (saw her husband alter Ins having her at Lisbon, except once many years al ter, w hen she met him accidental! v.witll <nit speaking, in the picture gallery of the Pitti, at Florence. Jerome, origin ally much in love w ith her. tried in vain to soften his imperial brother, and was finally compelled to wed the Princess Frederica Catherine, of AN urteinberg. Napoleon labored hard to induce Pope Pius NIL to declare Jerome’s first mar riage mill and void: hut the Pont ill’ stubbornly and persistent) declined. Mine. Patlerson-Bonaparte has spent most of the last fifty years in Baltimore in the enjoyment of abundant means and in an intense admiration of (he Napoleon tribe, notwithstanding their outrageous treatment of her. She was a most enthusiastic advocate of the emperor w hile he lived, and has always cherished, and still cherishes, the hope, it is said, that someone of her descend ants will ascend the throne of France. I tlli/itig Mu if uni. Si mu* months ago lli(‘ Coiinni'irinl dr scribed a series 1 1' experiments made in 1 1 1 is city with tin l view of demon strating tii'* practicability of using ihc immense wnlcr power at Niagara Khlls for transmitting power to 11 1 in city through llu* agency ol compressed air. As staleil nl the time (hi* experiments were siillieienlly successful to convince several of our enterprising citizens that the scheme was feasible. A company has since heen formed, of which Sena tor I’ierce is presiileut, cousiilerahle capital has heen paid in, nud practical operations have heen hegun. The principal part of tile machinery will he located near the water’s edge, below the falls, in the vicinity of that delightful spot called tin* Itridal-veil. The remainder w ill he on the hank ini mediately above. The great air re ceptacles, three of which will he seventy feel long by six in diameter, will he lo cated below the hank, near the water, while the receiving reservoir will he on the hank. The cylinders will he con structed of Itoiler-iroii in the most snh st,initial manner. The perpendicular fall from the feeding-basin above, to (he air recenlaeles below, is L’l I feel. The engineer's figures show that pounds of iron will he required, and it is estimated that power enough will he generated to raise about .’lot),0(H) gallons of water lot) feel every minute. These results have heen obtained by careful scientific tests, so that (heie i- little doubt htit they a e nearly correct. (ientlemen prominently connected with this enterprise own Day’s canal,] which was constructed several years: ago by Mr, Day for wafer-power pur-1 poses at an expense of nearly $1,000,- 000. This canal will play an important part in connection with Hie new pro ject. It is .",‘i feel wide by 11 feel deep, and leads from a point just above the rapids, a mile across, to the hank nelow. At its lower terminus is a large basin, 7o feet wide and WHi feet long and 11 feet depth. From the basin a flume IHM) feet long i' being dug (o the edge of the precipice. At the mouth of the flume will he a massive iron gale with an eight-foot opening. The water from tin flume will pass into tiie reservoir, which wdl he connected with the air re ceptacle nelow hy means of large pipes, siphon-shaped. Attached to the cylin ders will he a requisite number of large automatic valves to let the water run out of tiie cylinders after tne compress ed air has been allowed to e-cape. The practical working of the machinery will he briefly a- follow. : After the water in tbe reservoir on tiie top of the bank is high enough to reach the bend of the siphon*t w ill escape down the pipe to NO. 17. the aiv-ey liuders below. L'he pressure thus ohtsined very soon closes the auto matic valvt's. I'here being no escape tor tho wati'r which continues to pour into tho cylinder (each hits its own teeder), tho air which it contains is compressed In tho volmnc of water from above until it lias as much ex pansive power wlu'n released as steam. I lit' capacity of the reservoir ami of the cylinders i- so arranged that the reser voir will hi' exhausted hy the time the desired compression has heen obtained below. \\ luh' ihi> reservoir is again tilling with water, that in the cylinder is escaping, so that when the bend in the siphon is reached, the contents of the cylinder is exhausted, and it is ready for another charge. Thus the operation is repeated at regular inter vals in each cylinder, ami, there being several of them, a continuous charge ot highly compressed air is secured. There seems it* he no doubt that the air thus compressed can he conveyed by pipes a reasonable distance, ami made to do \ alnableservice, at nominal exneii-e. In France it is conveyed fifty milt's. The loss by friction in trans mitting it from the Falls to HutValo is placed at fifty horse-power on every I,l*oo, which is scarcely worthy of men tion. The project ora of this great en tei prise are confident that they will he able to do tin' pumping for the city water works at figures wlimh will make the present cost of the depailntent ap pear enormous. They are also eonli dent that they can make compressed air take the place of steam m manufac turing. thus tioing away with the neces sity for lire or fuel. They are aiming to do wonders, and, what is more, the chances seem to he strongly in favor of their success. Hiift'nlo (haoaeivm/ Ail- COl'll/c. ■*-.- Fnglaml's tiieal National Vice. A London letter to the Hartford < 'hiurhmiiii says: Hut there is a deadlier foe to llrilish interests than the most I,cry Turkoplul would represent Kussiau policy to he a foe much nearer home and without a power to disguise its assaults upon the very existence of the nation. 1 mean Hie demon of drunkenness. My lan guage is no! too strong, for it is no stronger than that w hich the best men of the country feel it now their duty to use upon the subject. Last Sunday Canon Farrar delivered the annual ser mon in Westminster Abbey upon this theme. I heard it, and fell, while lis tening, though no especially new or startling taels were developed, that the blush of shame and sentiment of pro fonndcst concern mu-1 have visited every Lnglish man and woman within hearing, especially as the Crown Prince and Princess of Oermanv were among the worshipers. Solemnly putting from him every form and phase of exagger tion, under a deep sense of responsibil ity imposed by the place and subject, t'onon Farrar declared alcoholic drink ing and drunkenness to he the one glar ing, disgraceful and perilous national vice, by which the nation stands iinen viably distinguished and as seriously endangered. 11>- pointed this declara tion by showing how history discloses in every empire and people that has fallen into decay and ruin in the past, some special destroying vice or crime; that as Koine was mined hy slavery, (ireeee hy luxury, Venice by pride, (he Papal power by ambition, and others, as lie followed the catalogue, ho Kugland is doomed to destruction by Hie spread ing and blighting curse of intemperance, uniess the moral sense of the nation awaken to the peril and arrest the evil. Till preacher, with that, boldness and earnestness for which he has become (listinipiished, arrayed once more, and with scathing commentary, the familiar Iml frightful facts that sustain his Judg ment. One hundred and fifty millions sterling spent in this way by the people, of which (To,lM)n,(HHl come from the working classes, and the result is 000,- 000 drunkards, besides that equally brutalizing intemperance pervading all classes and hidden only hy social decen cies. -*>-*- bailies in Highland Kilts. (>f course my renders know that fan cydress balls have become a popular institution in Kngland, and that women of all ages have I clamoring for in vitations to these gatherings. The con coction of the fancy dress lias become a welcome phase of excitement in many hollies; Iml the last craze, in the matter of fancy-dress costume, lias brought out many hot words and ijnarrels in hither to peaceable households. The most fashionable covering- I can hardly say dress - that a ladv can now wear, on these occasions, is that patronized hy the Highlanders, The Highland kill lias been worn with great success, I am told, by several ladies of distinction. One of these holies appealed to a friend whether lie thought it wrong to put on the Highland costume, and the friend answered that the importance was not in what she put on, Iml in what she took oil. 1 cannot and will not believe that such a hold and daring form of fancy dress would ever become popular among good and modest girls; hut that it should have found favor in certain sections of even aristocratic society does not seem surprising, after the recent revelations of feminine frivolity in high places.