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'lue Wiiul in« of the Skein.
1 held the skein for her one night, \\ lien the shadowy glint of the flre-light Danced fitfully on the opposite wall. Polly and 1, and that was all, Weré there to see the ghostly ball; • Ti ngs nnd scuttle, hearth-dogs and cat, Vi nus de Milo and mandarin fut, •J'abie and lamp, ami chairs where we sat. In rhythmic measure went r und and round. In rhythmic measure with never a sound. While Polly's arms as she wound und wound, Iiooked like a fiddler drawing Ills bow Air ss his fiddle t'- and fro; '* he strings were those of the skein, you know 1 held the skein. 1 he'.d the skein. I'd known her long, Ami my heart I ad lonrned the same old song 'jbut hearts have snug since hearts wire iniule, , , , Trilled iu the sunlight or sobbed in the sin d •. lint my !l|ts were mute, for I w as afraid 'Jo speak my tuoughm. Sol hold my peace /nd borrowed In pe, and took new lease .and jet dreaded might Ol a 1 riet d hip 1 cotise. For pu.iy »us oddish nnd queer in her ways, lier jeas were nay* and her nays were yeas, / n I It olten took me d iys and days 'J o find out II she was v< sod or pleased, Or If I d bo- n wound d or only tensed; Lut her a d ship was inis night appeased; j lic.d tue skein. J held the skein the last few si ran Is; Anil us they escap'd, my oiiisireicned hands V ere stretched out Immer and iurther still (You seethe yarn might have dropped) until S »inohow—we.I, Puliv wasn't ill, tuny a little bit tired, sue said, An.', perhaps, a suspicoa of ncho in the head, 1 hat ncsticd close under a board that was red. But is auburn now. And she calls me Ned, And says It was ready very il.-brid 'Jo kiss In r and boid Her waist instead Oi the ski in, ai d sue'il never irust mo again, But she ha.-, lor j ears have Uown since then. J lie d the ski in. —Oak and Week. A FTEIt THE OPERA. Frau Bucher c.imbed tho last step of the attic-stairs, aud found iier young lodger still sowing by tho light of a fi eblo lamp. "Thekla child," she cried, "ain't vou ready yet a while?" "Come in and sit down," the girl answered in pure sweet.y-spoken German. "I'm almost through." "But you ain't had your supper y et," said Frau Bucher. "I'm only going lo have a bit of toast anil some tea. You'll have a with me, wou't you? Oh yes, but Think how many cups of cup you mus'.! 'coffee I've been taking with you! Be sides, it's so much more cosy and so c aide than b»'ii;g alone." • A!», well," said Frau Bucher, laugh dou't go to tho opera This is what you call a in g softly, "wo every nignt! spree—ell, 1 hekla? ' The g ri smiled hack at her, but her Sie was think lips dumped slightly, jug, poor child, of tlm time, when Iho opera was a part of her daily life, how they used to applaud, ihose nt.ui-, when her father led the orciies £ ini. lie had been dead three years, and that was eight years ago. But sho con'd see it ail now—the lights, the perfume, and the flowers, the ladies in eustiy attire nodding gaily to her, the maestro's daughter, and Felix. "Aud what are these things for, any how?" asked Frau Bucher, picking up Utile plush bag from a bright-colored pile that lay ou the table. "Fur opera-glasses," Thekla said, rising suddenly and beginning to bustle over ner little supper. "1 make them for a store dowu town. You've no idea how well they se.l." "bo!" said Frau Bucher pleasantly. "That is good, here sewing yet a;e lots oi good men, Thekla?" "i hale men!" ihe girl answered fiercely. "1 shall never marry any one, Mrs. Buc e r." "Thai's a.l tooiisliuess, ehil i. You're young yet a while; butt very girl has a lover some time." "j've had mine—with other evils— long ago." "And ho didn't Hin» out right?" er eu Fn.u Bucher. • a But why do you sit a while, when there 'iii'-kia sh ><>u lift - head. "\\ eli, wel ! ' "It was khi 11 she ago—in B :rliu, iv my fallier fell ill, »» In.in lie misled tho a of ti.s op.ms robOed him k was long before st i ; ".oiig bei and tbe in..n ii piiln c.ii o. tiie e ij y right. we thought of emigrating to America. My father was famous then, and mak ing money fast." "And tiiis young fellow," Frau Bucher pursued, "lie didn't steal, did lie?" "Oil, no!" the girl answered bitterly. "He did nothing worse than play mo false. He deserted me, without a word, in the hour of my greatest need; left my father, whom he called his best friend, to die in want in a foreign country; anil he was rich, too. I did uot want his charity, but She burst inlo tears, and Frau Bucher leaned over to pat her on tlie shoulder. "There, there," she said soothingly, "don't cry, child! Dm't think about those things. What's the use? Think about the opera. Won't we two be grand sitting there like fine ladies to uight—eli, Thekla?" "It is my father's opera," the girl said, drying her tears, and lifting her 1» ad proudly. "Ho wrote it, Mrs. Bacher- -every note; au I oh, there are such lovely choruses! First, there's a lot of soldiers, you know-" In a few moments she was deep in the plot of tlie opera, giving tiie airs as she went along, lilt Frau Bucher cried: "Why, you know it already!" "1 know every noie ot it," Tiickia said, pushing her toast aside barely tasted, "and I love it ail. To-night 1 shall hear it again for the first time in six years." * "But aren't you going to oat any thing?" "No; I am not hungry. Gome, we must be goiug. Tue people are crowd ing in, anil tnere are no reserved seals iu tlm gallery," sho said with a faint smile. Sho was wondering what that gay audience would do if they were sud denly informed tiiat tlie daughter of the man who wrote tiieir favorite opera was sitting in the gallery. The house was crowded, and as Thekla took her seat her heart bound ed, for she saw that a score of the opera, as it stood on the leader's staud iu the orchestra, was resting on a pil low of flowers, that bore the words: "Iu Mcinoriain, ltcrita, i»t aj 9.18-." Someone else rometubeivd, then! Someone remembered that happy night of her father's triumph! Tuen* was someone here who ha t bjeu there! "Oh-li-h!" cxe.ainijl Frau Bucher, in indescribable tones, us the «urtuin rose to the notes of a stirring military chorus. Thekla loaned over eagerly. For a brief spell she was happv. M Entrance»» by tue sound of her fut li er'.s music, sim sut through life tirst act iiko une iti u tlroaiu. When the cui> tain full, sim turned will» a sympathetic smile to a soedy-looking musician, who hail bcou devouring the score through a ior-'iietie. "Will you lend me your glass for a moment, sii?" she said politely. Aud whou the request was granted, looked for the tirst time at the she Lou<e. - Tho orchestra occupied her some true, and then there was a fair girl sit ting iu the lower-box, richly attired, d at the back of her chair stood » gentleman in a faultless full-dress cos tume. It was Count Edelstadt. A low smothered cry escapod The kla's lips, and she grew deadly white. She knew him iustantly— handsome aud courtly as ever. And that girl over whom lie was bending so devoted ly— ali, something iu the girl's heart seemed to snap! "Thekla elu.d. what's the matter? cried Frau Bucher, shaking her slightly. But the lights were dancing away, aud the opening strains of tho socoml act were swallowed up in the empty silence of unconsciousness. "I told you vou was a workin' too hard vet," .-aid trau Bucher -omo time afterwards when sue sat ou the edge of Thekla's shm, chiding her gent. y for taxing lier str. ugiii loo iar. Tne girl umy .-hook ner head, lay quite stdi, but her l ea t w m in a tumult. J lie opera wus oViT. a d ,ue peop e 1'liev knew and an •. i » She dll. were coi.uuj: thought nothing of Thelka, savo to wonder who that woman was who fainted in the beginning of the second act, and caused sud» a distracting noise in the gallery. "It was very unfortunate!" Count Edelstadt observed to his companion. "That vesner-song was spoiled entire ly. Ah, Miss Irwin, see what I have done; pushed tho bottom out of your new opera-bag!" "You naughty man! Those glasses won't go in that bag; they're too large. They're mamma's, you see. But never mind; I guess I can mend it. "No," he said, putting the bag in his pocket; "I'll get you a new oue. I'm Ah, here is your car a a 11 sorry, but 11 nage. lie went home that night in a dreamy mood, for the familiar airs of that dear o il opera were haunting him. "Eight years ago?" he mused, as he took Miss Irwin's opera-bag from his pocket and looked at it id y, "opera nags were not in fashion then. Pretty lilile thing, but not very strong. Stiff ened with writing-paper," he added, examining the bag. "Eli, what's thi>? Wnoevcr made this lias been using up some old letters. A man's curiosity is fully equal to a woman's, and Count E ielstädt was not above ripping the bag open to lind out what was written on this scrap of paper. It proved to be a letter-head, read a II mg: I.oifen tie ai d Gay, Opticians, No. IT» Oliver street. Then below, in a clerk's hand, was following part of a letter: "Miss Thekla 11 —, 1*) Ur >wn St., City. "Dear Miss:—'i here is hi. * X.ra order for cpera-bups to go out in-" The rest was out off, hut that did not concern Count E leistadt. He leaped to his feet, possible that lie had found her. after ail these years? His lost love, Thelka —his promised wife! Would the morn ing never dawn, tiiat he might go aud seek her? Thekla was sitting, the next day, very listlessly by her fireside, when there eaiue a hounding step on the stairs and an eager knock. "Pardon me! ' said the glad voice of one who paused on the threshold. "Frau Bucher told me to come right up. Thelka darling! don't you know me? 1 am "Felix!" "Yes. yes!" he cried clasping her in his arms. "Where have you been hid ing? 1 have sought you so long!" "But you never came lo seg us after Could it be 11 "Steinmetz told me you had gone away, and lie could uot give me your address. 1 waited to hoar from you, and when you never wrote, 1 thought "That was false! Steinmetz knew very well where we were, but he had stolen my father's operas, and he tried to keep anyone irom finding it out. II "I heard that afterwards, and I found out that you had cotno to Amer ica. But 1 have tried so often lo find you; and oh, Thek'a, i have been so unhappy!" "Then you did not forget!" sho fal tered. "Forget!" he echoed; but his only answer was to fold his arms about her and lay his cheek tenderly against hers. "D are.-»t—always!" he mur mured. "My poor little girt! what you must have suffered. "On, if that vil lain Steinmetz ——" "Ho is dead," Tliekiu said gently, "and it cannot matter now. 1 can bear anything, Felix, with \ou!" A few days later. Miss Irwin re ceived a very handsome now opera-bag nnd a superb pair of gold-mounteu opera-glasses, "With the compliments of the Count and C* unless of E lei stadt." .lut! cN Memory. Judic looks as sweet and fresh as a peach «n thu stage; thougu off she shows her age. Sue lias oue supreme physical charm, that of exquisite clean liness. it she had just slopped from a ball» and had b»'eu va let powered aud polished she could u >t look more de lightfully enticing. 1 iti.nk she has thu loveliest expression of any woman 1 ever saw on or off the stage. A very pretty New Yorker, who tr.»v. led from New Yora in tiie same ear with her Monday, to Is me site is uuaffccled and agreeable r -ther than sparkling in conversation. W eu this young lady was introduced Mine. Jud e gazed at her a few mom. ms an t then said she had seeu lier before, 'iho Juuy rcp.ied: "O no; i; was tne tirst time." "O, but I have; you were at tue theatre ou suen a nignt aud sat in such a box." It was line euoujh, and shows that lite plump iitue uilisiu possessed the rare facility of remembering any face once seen, even iu a crowded tncatre. —Alia y Jour ntt . in the great Northwest it is no longer "Hail Columbia,but "Hail Columbus." Tho latter song.is to be .-ling by many thousand throats at the next meeting of the Nation il »S teiigcrfest. The song is in German, and was written by Can Joseph Brainbech. of Bonn, Germany, to whom has just been paid $1,000— the Plaukinlou prize. It was Joel Barlow of old, who began his epic thus: 1 sm? ttie mnn who f.ivt unfurled An Knsh'i'ii I.aimer «.Vr Hie Western world. on Old Ren Wad*. Whatever But>jnmiti F. Wade be lieved or said, writes a cot respondent of the New York Mar, he believed and uttered with his whole soul, and had tho habit, when under the exeiii-m nt of some pressing events, of cmpiiasiz ing his speech by slight oaths. Ol course, nil his judicious friend* regret ted this, but tlie habit was far less common than rumor lias laid to bis charge, and ho was never rougi» or in any marked degree offensively pro fane. I remchiber one day—it was well along in the first summer of the war—that a gentleman from Western Pennsylvania came to nie in Washing ton with a letter of introduction from my brother, residing in Erie, aud set ting forth that the bearer was a distin guished presidingflder of the Metho dist connection anxious to offer his services to the couutry in whatever ca pacity he might be most useful, and desirous of an introduction to Mr. Lin coln and Mr. W ade. I took the rev erend gentleman, who seemed a very determined and earnest man, at once to Mr. Wade, to whom ho told his wishes, closing with the remark that he "was ready to preach, pray or fight for his country; only desiting employ ment in whichever service he could be of most use." Whereupon Mr. Wade grasped his visitor's hand a second time, with a most cordial grasp, and replied that, "in view of tho situation of the country he thought such talk on the part of a clergyman was d-d sensible talk." And taking his hat and cunc—which was a rifled cane, and in those days always loaded—said he would go at once with the gentle man to tho white house, "for Mr. Lin coln would be glad to see such a E readier, aud before sunset they would avc him commissioned in some one of the duties suggested." It could not have bccu more than two hours before my deride friend cal'ed on me a^ain, now with his appointment as a chap lain in his pocket, and with transporta tion to a regiment then fighting in Tennessee; and he was to leaye on the next train. The good man, who, as afterward I was glad to learn, proved himself through the war a genuine hero in all the capacities he had inti mated, was delighted with his prompt success, and full of hearty expressions of admiration for both Lincoln and Wade. He declared, among other terms of high admiration, that they were "both lions of the tribe of Ju dah." "Yes," I replied, "they are in deed two noble men—grand men for the time;" but, thinking the senator's oath of the morning, followed, as I feared, by others, might need some ex cuse, 1 added, in apologetic tone, "vou noticed that our good friend, Mr. Wade, is inclined, in his earnestness, to emphasize his remarks with words not exactly in order." "Yes, sir, I noticed it," replied the presiding elder, aud, whispering in my ear, "but 1 no ticed another thing, tiiat he always puts his oaths in the right pla^e." » a e » to he a of of in A G.ri'a Miiii'idie. It was the face of a handsome bru nette just verging into womanhood. On her upper lip and slightly shading its scarlet hue grew a dark si.ken mus tache tiiat on a dude would have been cherished aud cultivated as the choic est treasure on earth. Her head rested in a metal plate connected by a wire with a galvanic battery on the table. The doctor took up from Ihe table at his elbow someth ng that looked like an ebony pen staff. This also was connected with the battery. In the end was a very flue gold-plated needle. Tho doctor looked cautiously over the yotiug Indy's dainty little mustache, and. at length singling out a hair, in serted the poiut of the needle down by tlie hair-bulb nnd. pressing a little spring in the handle, turned on tho current from the battery. When tho electric current ran down tho point of tho needle the young lady winced aud clenched her hands while tlie tears camo to her eyes. This lasted only for a moment, for as soon as a little froth appeared around the needle it was removed aud tho hair dropped out. After iorciug out about a dozen of the hairs on eacn side of tho lip the doctor stopped. The young lady re moved her head from tiie metal plate, wiped her face with a scented pocket handkerchief, and tripped gayly to the mirror. She took a long glance of in tense satisfaction and gleefully remark ed that they would soou all be gone. Then she put on her hat and left, after having made an appointment for an other sitting. "So you remove mustaches from tho young h.dles who are unfortunate enough to have sud» hirsute adorn ments!" remarked tiie reporter, you te.l me how it is done?" "The operation is not very new, was the reply. "It has been known amt practiced for years, especiai.y in tue East 'Ihe electric current decom poses the salt iu the skin into acid, which goes to the metal plate, and the alkali which accumulates around tho needle destroys the hair-bulb so that the hair e ù never reappear. This method is a»so very useful iu removing the ugly bristles that grow in moles, for tlie hairs arc then large in size and few in number. It is outy necessary to spend a few seconds on each hair and but a few miuutes on a dozen, after which a rest of several days is taken to allow the inflammation to disappear before undertaking any more." it I "Will a a Try it Oust Once for the Cigars, The latest trick about town is called the Clock Ptizz e. You uieution it to your friend. His curiosity prompts him to inquire what it is like. You take out your watcii, a-k him to select oue of the hour figures, then offer to bet him ttie cigar- you can tell which one he selecte i, thu oniy condition be ing that, as you go rum tiling about the dial looking for the number, he shall teil you wneu the number ho has in his mind, add» d to your count, will make twenty. For instance, you begin by pointing y*»ur penc J at 8, counting one. then at 5, counting two, tuen at other uumbers selected at random, counting each one, until you nave counted eight, when you besriu at the 12 and proceed iu tiie direction op; o He to that which the hands travel. L your friend lias sei» cied tue 12 tie informs you that your count ( ight) and the hour num ber, at wh en you are then pointing, added together, niaKo twenty, if ho should have sei« cied tho II he slops you there, asyourcouul (nine) and tho 11 tuakus twenty, and so on, lukiug in ail of tue hours. It is a Very simple thing, but it tins been <:ood fur many a cigar.— L'/< c<t/<t i.era iL Owners ot f.ied plush goods ifriglitcu them up sponging .'hern with cliioiolot 'u. c;iu Marriage, says the 8an Francisco I Chronicle , has long been considered as more or less of a lottery. It is like a lottery in more than the drawing. Drawing a blank once only makes you go into it again. The fact is, to lose a husband or draw one she has got to get rid of is a reflection upon tne woman and wounds her vanity. Site feels she must marry again just to show it was not her fault, aud she is much likelier to be happy in the second venture. The experience of the first helps her to a better understanding of tho second, and the unpleasantness of the loss teaches her to yield very often where her natural inclination would be to kick. But there's one woman very ippy now, whoso husband probably will never know that he was brought up to the scratch in a very simple but effective way. *T have come to ask you if you help me to some work," she said. She was a finely educated, very attractive "My husband has turned out quite worthless. I have had to leave him, and I am now compelled to sup port myself. •'I am very sorry, but I am afraid I cannot give you any work. Do you propose to support yourself?" "I've got to." "Look here, that's all nonsense. You're youug, pretty, attractive. Why don't you marry again?" "Marry again! Never. I've had ough of it." "Nonsense; you'll have better luck this time. Haven't you any admirers?" "O, yes. "Any one you like? "Yes. There's one young gentleman He's well off; How She Brought Him Around. a of in as I I ha can woman. o I ) n very much gone on me. has a very nice position. "That's tho man. You marry him. But he's bashful and backward, and I've got to do somothmg right 1 have no money." s bad. M n h iy. i That' Do you mind assisting me to bring him to tho point?" "Certainly not. ' I'll be most happy to do anything. "Well," and she hesitated; " !r wouldn't mind, very backward, but he's very fond of me, and I think he means business. Now, if you will put on your best elotbes aud come up—you sec, he's coming to call upon me to-night "Certaiuly. 1 il call to-night with pleasure; but "Oi course I shall not tell him you're married—you understand; and if you'll—well, he might get jealous, per haps, nnd that would be something, vou know." "0, 1 see. I'll be there. So the lady went off, aud the ad viser dressed himself in gorgeous array and called at her house. The bashful lover was there, aud it was not fifteen minutes before lie got Wildly jealous of the new beau, The rival worked it up for all it was worth, and wuen the backward adorer got to the inflamma tory point of jeaiousy where a fight was probably imminent the confederate lit out, left him tue field, aud in tho brief explanation of tbe next live min utes he had committed himself to an immediate marriage. She deserved him. awa 11 Tell me how, and II if you You see, he's very. it 11 i) a Minister (to Deacon of the church)— "I want to refer to a matter, my dear Deacon, that has been mind for some time, will overlook any apparent meddling in your affairs, knowing that I only speak for your own good." Duacon (cordially)—"Certainly, my dear sir, speak your miud freely." Minister— "I understand you have been specula ting a good deal of late. Now, aside from the danger of such a business and tbe cons* qu< nt misery it tuny entail upon your family, do you consider it just the proper thing for a Deacon ot the-" Deacou—"Yes, I admit that I have speculated some. I cleared $5,000 only yesterday on a wheat transaction." Minister (astounded)— "No, is that so? What's wheat worth to-day?" preying on my I am sure you The new White Cross Army is grow ing. It has a membership of 500 in New York, aud is being established in all the largo cities of the country. In Glasgow a is 65,000 strong. It is in creasing rapid £ iu London. All its members sign pledges to maintain'per sonal puriiy aud to see their influence in repressing immorality, indecent language and coarse j**sts. The queen wrote to all her family and announced her marriage to them, says Can ries Gievdle in his memoirs. When she saw tho due.»ess of Glouces ter iu town au I told her sho was to make her declaration tne ncxi uay tho duchess asked her if it was not a nerv ous thing to do. Sho said. "Yes, but 1 did a much more nervous thing a What was that?" I» little while ago. I proposed to Prince Albert At Middiesboro, England, the other day, Dr. Strathern appeared as a wit ness at Petty Sessions, but dec ined to take an oath, on the ground "That it was a very seriom thing to kiss a book which was handled by all kinds of peo ple." 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It is tha de tarmination of the Publisher make the department of the paper espec ially worthy of the perusal of the intelligent formers of the South. Tlie "Home This Department will be filled with choice thoughts from commu nications and exchanges. The publication of one or two short serials is also contemplated. This Office is prepared to do a complete line of +■+ WORK + We In good style and at reasonable rates make a specialty of PAMPHLET WORK, * FOR SALE. A $ 150.00 E 8 TEY ORGAN. Will be sold on easy terms, and shipped DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY, Warranted to be PERFECTLY SOUND throughont. Per Pirlinlin, Address Tms Office