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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tacles upon his nose and repealed: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.

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