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WHEN HIS SHIP CAME HOME.
**Ob, Heaven! I cannot—cannot bear It!" The words came with a great gasping, moaning sob, and looking up from my writ ing, I saw a passion of wild agony in the girl's dark eyes. "Girl" I call her, for to me she was but that; nevertheless, she was a woman, andthe loveliest I had ever seen in all my life; the rery type of dark, rich luxuriant beauty. She was a hospital nurse, and I had engaged her to help in sootl ing the long, last linger ing illness of a feeble old aunt. I laid down my pen and looked at her through my specticles in utter amazement. She had been with me for three months, and never before had I seen the slightest shadow of a ripple stir the surface of her dead calm; It was the one and only fault I found with her; that she was utterly emotionless. She seemed to be a living woman with a heart of stone, and I, who am rather a senti mental old lady, would have liked to conjure up all sorts of romances as to her past. I eqjild not bring myself to believe that there was not a history, and that a passionate one, attached to that haunting, perfect face. Still, she had told me her life's story, and It was a simple one enough—that she had married a ship captain, who left her a widow at the age of twenty, with only barely suffi cient money to pay for her training in tlie vocation which she had chosen. The celebrated physician who recommend <il her to mc said that she was the cleverest, urn 1 at the game time time steadiest nurse it iiad ever been his experience to meet, and I found that he had not said too much as to her professional capability. I did not grow very fond of Clara Bell, but I felt grateful to her for her devoted attention to my beloved invalid, and tried to be kind to her—indeed, I did my best to make a friend of her—but she received all my ad vances with a coolness very repelling to one of my ardent temperament. Nothing seemed to interest her but her profession, and upon no other subject would •he converse with the faintest show of at tention. There was a shadow, however, of some thing lying in the depths of her eyes, some thing that to my mind she was anxious to conceal, and I must confess that I would have given a great deal to discover why one bo young and beautiful seemed to have part ed forever with life and love. I might have thought she was breaking her heart for the husband she had lost five years before, but that she one day coolly told me be was years older than her, and that she never cared particularly about him. As she said this, she looked mc full in the face—al most defiantly, I thought —and there Was uot a quiver of paiu in her clear dark eyes, not a fluctuation of the healthy pallor that consti tuted one of her many charms, while her curved red lips were set in one firm line. I had begun to speak to her about her be reavement, but she cut short my sympathet ic remarks with the above statement, and I turned away quite disgusted; for, as I have before warned my readers, 1 am a sentimen tal old woman, quite half a century behind my [feneration. The mid day mail had just come in. It was the hour when our poor invalid, free for a season from almost chronic pain, slept, and wc—the nurse and I —had our luncheon together. .Mrs. Bell always sat with me for an hour after that meal, und we generally chatted on Indifferent subjects; bat to-day a letter ar rived for her, the only one she had received during her stay with me. It was no wonder I should look up in amazement at the exclamation that had burst from my hitherto cairn, dispassionate com panion. She stood close beside the window, and I could not help admiring Ihe proportions of her nobly developed figure outlined against a tracery of green. She held her letter clutched in one hand, while with the other she passionately beat her breast, and her dark, sad eyes were fixed upon mine with au expression of despair. "What is the matter'" I inquired, risiug and laying my hand upon her shoulder. "Have you lost a friend, my poor child?" I continued, noticing that her letter was edged with black. "I have lost all—all 1" she went on, her roice rising to a shriek; and sinking on the lofa she rocked herself to and fro. I could scarcely believe that this passion ate, wailing woman was my quiet companion of the past three months, and I was touched beyond measure at the sight of such grief. "Tell me about it," I said, softly, sitting down beside her and taking the restless, writhing hands in mine. "Your grief surely cannot be beyond the reach of consolation?" "Consolation!" she echoed, in dreary, hopeless tones. "There is no consolation, no hope for me." "You must not say that," I returned, in accents of reproof. "Well, no matter. You are the best and kindest woman I ever met in my life; but if you knew what I have done you would shrink from me with loathing and disgust." I looked at her in amazement, for despite a now calm exterior, I could see that she was fighting a hard battle with suppressed emo tion. "I would not shrink from the most guilt stained creature," I asserted. "Tell mc your trouble. You said once that no one was left you in the wide world; that your husband" •"My husband!—oh, my husband!" Then came such a rush of tears as I have never seen before. I put my arms around her, aud drawing her head to my breast allowed her to weep until the storm of passion was well-nigh ex hausted. She clung to mc, poor soul, as a drowning man clings to the single plant that lies between him and eternity; and as she Bobbed on my breast I felt that no matter what she had done she was worthy of the deepest pity. Suddenly she sat up and with drawing herself from my embrace looked me full in the face, saying abrupt y: "Airs. Mer vyn, I did not believe there was any one in the world like you. I always thought that women were hard and cold to oue another aud made no allowance for their erring sis ters. If you will have patience I will confide in you and tell you my story; but remember, dear Mrs. Mervyn, that I am throwing my self upon your mercy—you will have the power of depriving me of my very means of subsistence, for if my past life was known no one would employ me. Not that it mat ters much now, alter all," she continued, recklessly. "1 don't know how it is but I feel compelled to tell you; you seem to have drawn me out of myself. Oh, you are so good—so good, lam not fit to sit beside you." She cast herself on the carpet at my feet, and I tried in vain to raise her. "Dtn'tl" she implored; "do not even look at me, or I cannot go on. Ob, when I think of it all!" Her voice died away, and with drooping head and clasped hands the poor girl sat like a beautiful repentant Magdalen. A great wave of color rushed to her cheek and burned there; and she remained silent so long that at last I touched her lightly on the shoulder. She started violently and, averting her faee altogether, began, in a half-suffocated voiee: "I told you all a lie!—doctors and alii—I am not a widow—lam not a widow!" she repeated steadily, and I noticed that her voiee suddenly hardened. "My husband is alive and has cast me off forever. It was he who wrote me that letter." Her voiee now be came choked, broke down and died away. "You shall read it when I have finished," she began again. I am a farmers daughter and was born in the country, but I was not born for a country life, for I always hated, detest ed it, and I considered mine a very hard lot, although I was the spoiled idol of a doting father. Ah, my poor father! my conduct broke his heart and laid him in his grave, it was well for my mother that they had laid her there years before. I was so dissatisfied with my surroundings that I would have done al most anything to escape from them, when Stephen Hargrave came to our village. He was captain and part owner of a large sailing vessel, and was reported to be enormously wealthy. He soon became very intimate at our bouse, and in a short time I knew he had fallen in love with me. This flattered my vanity, but when he asked me to marry him I laughed in his face; be was so much older than I was, so much graver, darker, steadier than the ideal lover my silly fancy had set up. "I laughed at first, but on reflection I con sidered how wealthy he was and again fancy painted in glowing colors what a life mine would be in the future. Stephen, to be sure, was grave and steady, but did be not love the very ground I stood upon? Did he not promise to give me a fine house, fine clothes and take me away! Ah, that was what I longed for! I hated a farmer's life—I hated the country; I felt as It I could not endure another winter there; so when Stephen asked me again I said 'Yes,' and never, never shall I forget the solemn words he whispered as he took me in his arms and kissed my face; those words are ringing in my ear now as I sit here, a lost, miserable woman !" She govered her face with her hands and wept convulsively. "He was not, as I said before, my Ideal lover, and I did not tell him I loved him; but he was quite satisfied when I consented to marry him, and urged me to do so at once as he had only another month on shore. Poor Stephen! how generous he was; and how he loaded me with expensive, though not at all appropriate presents. He took a house for me in the Isle of Wight, furnishad it splendidly, and gave me an almost unlimi ted command of money. Ah! I did not Jove him then; but now, Mrs. Mervyn, now I swear to you that if I could lay my head for one moment upon his breast, receive one kind glance from his eye, I would be ready to die the next. "Well," she resumed, with a deep-drawn sigh, "he was obliged to go away at the end of the month, and was most unwilling to leave me alone. He urgently begged that I would have my father and aunt to live with me during his absence, but I would not hear of it. Oh, would that I had taken my hus band's advice! However, I did not, but coaxed and persuaded him to leave me with only the servants. It wjus easy for me to have my own way, for he alRred me, and my will was his law. He remained away for a whole year, and I lived alone during that time. "When he returned he told me that he had made arrangements which would enable him to stay at home for several months, and just before he left the second time my baby was born. "I don't believe there ever was a father so proud of a child. His delight in it was only equalled by that of my own father, who had come to stay with us for a short time. Poor Stephen ! it was a great grief to him to be obliged to leave us; and when be said good by to rue held me in his arms and, with tears running down his bronzed cheeks, blessed me. Oh, Mrs. Mervyn, wheu I saw him next—when I saw him next. "I am taxing your patience too much," she resumed, throwing back her hair with an impatient gesture. "The poor baby lived only six weeks, but I was unnatural enough not to care much about it, and I did not grieve particularly at its untimely death; in deed, I was even impatient at my father's sorrow, and felt quite relieved when he went back to his farm in the north. It was the last time I ever saw him, and even then I think he was beginning to find out how un worthy I was. "Now comes the dark part of my story, and I must hurry over it. After my father's departure time hung heavy enough upon my hands, and in an idle moments I drifted in to acquaintanceship with one whom my foolish fancy recognized as the ideal lover I had always sighed for. "I need not waste time in particulars. He was young, rich and handsome, and pro fessed to be passionately in love with me. Very soon I imagined that I returned his love. Remember that I did not possess the the anchor of affection for my husband; I was alone, with no one to counsel or guide me, and completely uuder the influence of a cool, calculating man of the world. "Time sped on. Stephen's ship was to have been away three months longer, aud I had almost forgotten his existence—can you imagine that? "Dazzled by a spurious imitation of what I mistook for love, I was blinded—dead to allother feeling; so one day when I got a letter to say that my husband was coming home I felt as if a bolt had been driven through my heart. Stephen coming home! Where should I fly to —where hide m y guilty head? I could not stay where I was, for" "Here she raised herself and whispered a few words in my car. As her story progressed I had involuntari ly drawn away from her and the horror I felt at her confession must have been depicted on my countenance for she crouched down at my feet, covering her face with a bitter cry. After a momentary struggle with myself I laid my hand upon the stricken head and said: "Poor creature, your sin has been great indeed, but if you repent" "Repent!" she interrupted. "Oh! has anyone ever repented of a sin as I have! If I could wash it away with tears of blood— burn it out with fire atone for it with my life ! But what's the use! I have been punished heavily, too, and my punishment began iu the hour when I discovered that I loved my husband better than the whole world. Oh, it is killing me!—eating away my life, this craving for a renewal of his love, this help less longing for his forgiveness? "I went to my lover, andtoldhim he must take me away—somewhere, anywhere, only to hide me from my husband. I will not tell you his answer, but at that moment the veil fell from my eyes, and I knew him to be a villian. "With bitter taunts he slew my foolish fancy, and his cold, sneering words raised within me a demon of fury; but feeling that I was in his power I controlled my temper. I knew it was only by his aid I could get away, and I knew also that he was a physical cow ard, so I professed to be reckless of conse quences to myself, and threatened to bring Stephen Hargrave face to face with him. "I worked so upon his fears that he con sented to take me to London, and we went away that very night, leaving only servants to tell my husband the story of his dishon ored house. My betrayer engaged lodgings for me in town and then abandoned me, and I have never seen or even heard of him since. What I suffered afterwards heaven alone knows. I had to struggle with privation of all kinds; I endured poverty, cold, hunger, but what were any or all of these compared toHhe intolerable dread I had of being brought face to face- with my husband? A man's footstep on the stairs made my heart leap to my mouth. "Oh, the agony of those days and weeks! At last it came, as I knew it would. One day I heard his voice in the pa.-sage. Oh, the memory of that hour! I called upon the earth to swallow me up. The firm footstep I knew so well came ou. Could it be Stephen Hargrave, the bent, pallid, gray-haired man that stood and gazed at me in total silence? "My trembling limbs refused to hold me up, and I coward on the ground before him, like the stricken, guilty thing I was. "Suddenly he raised his hand—I see it now, the strong brown hand, all seamed and knotted; his purpose was written on his face, and I tried to scream out, 'Do not!' but something seemed to catch my throat and hold it. "I could not speak, and he cursed me! "The kind voice that had invoked bless ings on my head when last we parted cursed me in solemn, mournful accents, and I still remained dumb before him. "Then he turned to go, and suddenly strength came back to my limbs, speech to my paralyzed tongue, and I rose, sprang to him, fell at his feet and implored him to lis ten to me. "He waved me aside. I clung to his knees; I begged him to take pity on me; I even wrestled with him in my strong agony; but he flung me away as he would some loath some reptile, and throwing a heavy r purse upon the floor beside me rushed out of the room. "It was then, in that hour, I knew howl loved him, and that love has become the ab sorbing passion of my life. "This is my punishment, Mrs. Mervyn, and it is almost mora than I can bear. "There is very little more to tell. I had a severe illness after this interview, and when I recovered I spent my remaining money in training to be a nurse. "It is now five years since I took out my diploma, and I have since led au irreproach able life. "I had one hope, one object in view. I never lost sight of my husband's ship—for he is my husband still, you know," she inter posed, -with a passionate gleam tn her lovely eyes. "I know when it goes out and when it comes back, and I was glad to be sent here— oh, so glad!—for the Nautilus was bound for this port, and last evening I saw her sailing in." She got up, and walking over to the win dow gazed dreamily out as if seekiug to dis tinguish that one particular vessel among the forest of masts. "What interest can you have in your husband's ship?" I inquired, a little hesitat ingly. "I wrote to him " she answered, turning round and looking at me; "I wrote to him months ago, and I implored him to pardon me. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1884 I urged on him my penitence and the blame less life I had been leading sinee. I begged of him, in my letter, to come to me.; that I would be satisfied if he only held my hand in his for one second and say he forgave me, and I hoped—oh, how I hoped!—he would do so when his ship came home! His an swer came this afternoon. There it is; read it. and see how all hope must be crushed within me!" And, with another burst of wild, passion ate weeping, the wretched creature threw herself face downwards upon the carpet. I unfolded the letter. The handwriting was clear and bold. Not a faltering line or blot to tell of any weak ness—writing characteristic of the man's firm will and determined character. It ran thus: "When I swore an oath that I would never willingly look upon your face again, I meant to'^eep it. May God pardon you, as I do, and enable you to continue to lead a blame less life! Stephen Hargrave. "Oh, I so hoped it would be all right when his ship came home!" wailed the unhappy wife. I sat silent for a long time, even until the bitter sobs died away, for I was turning over in my mind different plans as to the best method of reconciling man and wife. Then I raised the poor repentant sinner from the floor and forced her to lie back upon the couch. "Clara," I said, " you have sinned very deeply, but I feel certain your penitence is sincere. I will write y our husband myself and testify to your good conduct, and then it will, I trust, be as you wish—all right." She was very exhausted but thanked me with a grateful look fron her poor, tear dimmed eyes, aud from that day to this Clara Hargrave and I have been warm and sincere friends. I wrote to the captain of the Nautilus and waited patiently for a reply, but none came. Then I wrote again—still no answer; so I made inquiries and found that the ship had left port. Our poor invalid passed quietly away; but Clara remained with me, and it seemed a very long time after when one day we two read in the newspapers how that the good ship Nautilus homeward bound, had gone down in mid-ocean with every soul on board, and with the good ship Nautilus went down the one hope of a woman's life. All this happened some years ago, but Clara Hargrave and I live together still. She has been purified iu the fire of adver sity, and seeks, by a life devoted to good works to atone for the past; while her con stant hope and prayer is that she may be found fit to meet him whom she so deeply wronged, in the day when the sea gives up its dead. PERSONAL CHIT-CHAT. F. II. Underwood of Boston is at "work al ready on a biography of Wendell Philips. Gen. Toombs' former slaves who have sur vived are still on the Toombs plantation. An agent of George Francis Train has been in Detroit with a view of purchasing him a home. Wendell Philips' favorite book according to a gentleman who interviewed him was "Bacon's Essays." Mr. Broadley, the counsel for Arabi Pasha in the recent trial, says that his client will soon return to Egypt. Lord Carringtou and the Duke of Argyle will introduce Lord Tennyson in the house of lords on some early day in this session of parliament. B. P. Shillaber, better known as "Mrs. Partington," is now over 70 years of age and lives quietly in Chelsea, Mass., occasionally writing for the press. John Du Bois, a Pennsylvania lumber king, is said to be the richest man in that state. He is worth §14,000,000 and employs six hundred men in his lumber mills. F. T. Barnum, being invited the other day to lecture before a temperence society in New York, wrote in reply: "I have finished lecturing forever in this world." Mr. De La Matyr, an excongressman and now a preacher in Denver, preached a ser mon the qther day in which he spoke of ex- Senator Chaffee as "an atheistic clown." Mr. Chaffee is said to be a disciple of Col. Ingersoll. Mrs. Tom Thumb, the widow in miniature, is to start a dime museum in New York. Mrs. D. F. Scrvier, a Kentuchian by birth, who married a French scientist, is said to be the handsomest women in Washington society. In France nearly all the railroad ticket and signal clerks are women, who are paid as much as men. They are preferred be cause of their society. Mrs. Jane Welsh Carlysle's letters have broken out in a new quarter. The NewYork Evening Post has gotten hold of some hith erto unpublished. Annie E. Fisher, M. D., who is a pretty brunette under 25 years of age, has been elected vice president of the Massachusetts Homoeopathic Medical society. Mrs. Logan is determined that John shall be President. So she left him behind the other day aud went out herself one hundred miles to meet and escort the Illinois editors to Washington. Miss Susan Fenimore Cooper, a daughter of the novelist, has established a home for orphan children at Cooperstown, where they are taught industrial occupations. One hundred children are inmates of the home, which is superintended by Miss Cooper in person. A man of Gainesville, Texas, has invented a "Complete Boot Scraper," and expects a rich harvest during the mud season. C. C. Clare, city editor of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, has become insane through grief at the loss of wife, child, brother and mother within the past year. M. Chevreuel, the great French savant, was born in 1786, and is consequently nearly a hundred years old. He still shows remark able mental powers. Since 1830 he has taught at the institute in the amphitheater of the Museum of Natural History in Paris. He prepares daily a lecture for- the institute. Comparatively stout and hearty, he is fond of offering his arm to some colleague at the institute, with the words: Here, you old men need some one to lean upon." He is a tall, spare man, with a finely-shaped head, clear, penetrating blue eyes, and calm looking countenance. Miss Ellen Terry to an interviewer in Chi cago: "What do I drink? Very little wine, because I am so nervous. The doctor re stricts me to milk, but restriction and doctors combined will never come between me and my tea. I must have tea —tea or death— three times a day, and, as Johnson said about Mrs. Woffington and her tea, "It is strong and red as blood.' " Mrs. Brewster is spoken of as the queen of the Cabinet circle, Mrs. Logan of the Sena torial, Mrs. Col. Rockwell of the army, Mrs. Stanley Matthews of the judicial and Mrs. Meyers, who presides over W. W. Corcoran's home, of the civil cirole of society. These are eminently handsome women. They Mere beautiful girls in their day, but those knew them then think them lovelier now. Mile. Daire, a domestic servant who is the happy winner of a $20,000 prize in the "French Arts Decoratifs" lottery, arrived in Paris the other day accompanied by an old friend, and received ihe amount. She in vested the whole sum excepting $200 in the funds. Since her good fortune has become known she has been besieged with offers of marriage. She intends to give a dowry to her elder sister, and is spoken of as a well conducted girl. Henry Grady sketches a nice little ro mance of the Rawson boys. Here is the gist of the sketch: Of the five brothers one re mained at tbe home nest in Vermont, two went to Iowa and two settled in Georgia. The flight from the nest occurred in 1835. William A. and E. E. were the Georgia im migrants Tho former made $S0,000 but that fortune was swept away during the war. Then William made $300,000 more and died. E. E. is now worth $250,000. The Iowa brothers are barely scraping along and the Vermont brother is poor. Moral: Go to Georgia., HIGH LICENSE. To the Editor of the Globe: We cannot refrain from expressing our profound admiration for the wonderful gym nastic skill by which you are enabled to agree with us in pur general principles applying to liquor drinking and liquor selling, and yet to dissent from our view on the high license question. We had fondly hoped that the two must either stand or fall together; and, having admitted the correctness of our prin ciples, we are sadly at a loss to know on what principles you advocate the right of the state to pose as a moral reformer. The sole right of interference in the liquor question which we accorded to the state was to impose a license for revenue purposes, on the ground of public benefit; and this you interpret as implying a right to charge a heavy sum for the privilege of disposing of the liquor. We fail to see the logic of the inference, and venture to deny with all due respect that our statement is capable of any such construction. The whole object of our article was to show the difficulties that ap pear to stand in the way of making such a heavy charge, and the serious evils that are almost sure to follow from the adoption of high license. Will you permit us to add now to the ob jections then stated, the following: High License, in our humble opinion, far from being a check to the adulteration of liquor, will directly encourage and increase it. We believe that "the heavy tariff on foreign, and the large internal revenue tax on domestic, liquors, necessitated by our civil war," are largely responsiable for the terrible extent to which the adulteration of those liquors has since extended been carried. Let us take an instance of the result of an increase of license. Suppose A. now keeps a saloon under the present license, and does a fair business. The legislature steps In and increases his license to say $500.00. He makes a calculation, and finds that by adult eration he can still make his old profit, in' spite of his increased expenses. We appeal to you, Mr. Editor, what is to prevent him from yielding to the temptation J and if he does yield, what has been the result of High License? Is it not simply increased adulter ation and all its attendant horrors? More over the argument that it will decrease the number of saloons will not apply until you give us some reason to believe that it will produce such a result. Are we not all a lit tle inclined to jump at conclusions? and is not "the wish father to the thought" in the present case? In small country places it is comparatively easy to control the traffic, and we do not think that they should affect the argument when our cities are under conside ration. The question* that we must still in sist upon considering as an open one is sim ply this: Will High License necessarily de crease the number of saloons and the amount of drinking in our cities? We see at present no reason for supposing that it will. Permit us to suggest what appears to us a much more feasible plan for affecting such a re duction, namely: To simply suppress the dis reputable places which now exist. We are told that the police are constantly employed in making arrests for disorderly conduct in saloons. This implies a grave charge againt our city authorities, namely: That they are tolerating in our midst places known to be hot beds of disorder and direct encouragers of breaches of the peace. And to our utter dismay, Mr. Editor, you actually make this an argument for charging upon such dealers a heavy license. We must respectfully beg leave to enter our earnest protest against such a course of action. Such men should be deprived absolutely of all license, and no longer permitted to prey upon their weaker fellow men. Our remedy then would be the immediate suppression of such places. Our police are not paid to watch such places, but to see that they are reported, and their keep ers deprived of their license. Let this be done, and we venture the assertion that the present number of saloons will be reduced to such an extent as to please the most ardent advocate of High License. Our next objection is that if, as we are now told, the enforcement of the present laws is rendered well nigh impossible, ow ing to the power politically of the liquor deal ers, we fail to see why it will be any easier to enforce any other laws. We are inclined to think that just in proportion to the stringency of the law will be the difficulty of its enforce ment; and the more you endeavor to narrow down the bounds of the traffic, the more numerous, and consequently the more in fluential, will the opposition become. It has moreover been suggested to us that your ex pression "High Taxation" is rather unfort unate, as it recalls to mind one of the prin cipal causes which drove our Forefathers into the war of Independence; and Americans will think twice before accepting any meas ure which involves High Taxation. We strongly incline to the opinion that as be tween the do-nothing and the sincere but over zealous man who rushes Into a move ment simply because it is pleasure, although It may upon examination prove unable to bear the test of mere abstract reasoning, the former is far the less dangerous. And here we must beg leave to earnestly disclaim any desire to criticize Total Abstainers. We aire in fullest sympathy with them in the grand object which they seek to attain, but we are too strongly convinced of the utter hopeless ness of their position to remain silent merely through the fear of wounding those whom we respect and love, but whose principles we admit that we distinctly repudiate. We how ever desire simply to discuss those prin ciples as applying to High License, without reference to parties or individuals. To'recapitulate: We are opposed to the High License movement on principle, be cause it will not stand the test of abstract reasoning. In this connection we beg leave to quote from an article on "Prohibitory Legislation" which appeared in the Catholic World for May 1878, and which, although freely criticized, bas yet never been directly answered, and in our opinion is a fine expo sition of the Catholic teaching on this mat ter. The Rt. Rev. writer there says: "As Almight God has been pleased to leave us our free-will, the reason is not evi dent why frail man should seek to take it away. Why should we be wise above what is written? Has Almighty God failed his church? Are we prepared to admit that Christianity is a miscarriage? This we tacit ly do when we invoke to her aid the arm of the civil law. It has at no time been, nor is it now, any part of the teaching of the church that heif children shall not manufacture, buy, sell, and use should they be so disposed vin ous, malt, or spiritous liquors drink. Now we should not in the least object to any well devised and practical legislation that would do away with drunkenness entirely, if that were possible, which it unfortunately is not; nor will it ever be the case so long as the human race exists upon earth. We, for our part, fully believe in rendering to Coeser what belongs to him; but it is the province of the church, repre senting God upon earth—of religion, in oth er words—so to dispose man as to enable him to withstand temptation to sin and crime; and the business of the civil power to punish him for offences committed, not to remove all temptation to wrong-doing. The assump tion, therefore, by the civil law, of the di vinely conferred duty and prerogative of the church would, in any case, be a usurpation, were it even practicable. The whole matter of personal reform lies within the domain of the church, upon which region the civil pow er has no right to trench. Legislators forget what the church always bears carefully in. mind and has always inculcated—viz., that drunkenness is the sin not of the drink but of the drunkard. It is not the province of civil government to remove temptation to the infraction of the moral law; its province is to keep order and punish infractions of law. All theologians assure us that this is a state of probation, nor is it the business of the civil code either to abolish property lest many may steal, or to suppress the man ufacturing; of liquor lest some shame them selves and sin against God by fretting drunk."' ' Wo have selected the above extracts as ; placing our position clearly before your : readers, and we will only add that in our humble opinion, such statements, coming as ! they do from a member of the episcopate, | should be met by something more substan- j tial than mere arbitrary repudiation. We are j furthermore opposed to the High License movement on the ground of impracticability, for which opposition we have in these two articles already stated a few of our reasons. In opposition to this movement you aay: "Let us have anything—but something." We say that a movement can never attain any lasting success unless based upon cor rect principles and carried on in a strictly legimate manner; therefore we prefer the old motto: ''Be sure you are right, then go ahead." We have trespassed upon your valuable space further than we had intended, and the great interest of the subject under consider ation is our only excuse. We therefore thank you for the courtesies you have ex tended to us, and bid a fond farewell to the High License question. L. M. J. THE FASHIONABLE WORLD. Artificial flowers sewed on the skirt of ball dresses is now highly fashionable and is traced to a costume worn bv Mrs. Langtry in the play entitled "A Wife's'Peril." Modistes predict that the bustle will grow in size very much, and that the most ele gant of the Easter costumes will have a bust le attachment larger than any heretofore seen. As usual the comins; spring bonnet, it is predicted, will be a thing of beauty and a joy forever, and ladies are already raving over the models or samples "sent over from Paris." Certain ladies of ecclesiasticl turn of mind have been asked to join a class that will meet during lent to make chancel robes for clergymen who cannot afford to purchase the best. Something new in furniture covering is called Egyptian cloth, and is so gay and gaudy that men under the influence of liquor who see it resolve never to drink another drop. The silver after dinner coffee cups and saucers have been introduced with the de sires effect, for everybody is talking about them and wondering if they are solid or only plated ware. Some recently imported black silk costumes have buttons of Rhine stones, which to the unsophisicated, especially under gas light, have the appearance of a row of diamonds. There is every reason to believe that the tailor-made costume will long remain in favor with the ladies, because they give to almost every figure such a trim and taut ap pearance. Drawing-room conservatories are some thing new. They are a very large square box of glass with legs on rollers and the article can be wheeled about so as to be in places where sunshine locates. It is not likely that at weddings here, al though it is the fashion to do everything English, the bridesmaids will follow the Lon don style of wearing canary-colored dresses, now the rage. A long and narrow mirror, edged with flowers, is the proper thing in the center of the table on the occasion of a fashionable dinner party. It lies '"flat on its back aud looks just like a pond, you know." New gold embroidered silk and satin dress materials make superb evening costumes and recall the stories of the "field of the cloth of gold." Among the rich their popularity is enhanced because they are so very expen sive. In Paris during the Lenten season certain ladies always wear a sort of half mourning, and now we hear that meaningless fashion is to be introduced here by youug ladies who probably do not entertain the idea of receiv thereby any marked spiritual benefit. now a Provberb originated. Albert Durer Is more famous and more widely known as an engraver than as a paint er. His first copper plate engraving was made in 1497, and from that time he execu ted numerous works of this kind. One of the first of these was "St. Jerome's Penance," a good Impression of which was sold a few years ago for five hundred dollars. In 1498 Durer published his first series of wood cuts illustrating the Apocalypse of St. John. These cuts marked a new era in wood en graving, and showed what possibilities it con tained. Before this time it had been a rude art, chiefly used by uneducated monks. There are one hundred and seventy-four wood cuts attributed to Durer. The other important series are the "Great and Little Passion," showing the sufferiugs of Christ, and the "Life of the Virgin." He often chose such scenes as remind us only of death, sorrow and sin. Again, his grotesque and *intastic humor was shown; and noth ing more wild and unusual could be imagin ed than some of his fancies which he made almost immortal through his great artistic power. A wood cut called the "Triumphal Arch of Maximilian" is two and a half feet high and nine feet wide; it was composed of ninety-two blocks, and all the remarkable events in the emperor's life are illustrated in it, as well as many symbolical figures and pictures expressive of his praise, nobility and power. It is said that, while this engraving was being finished by the engraver, Rosch, the emperor drove often to see it. On one occasion several of Rosch's pet cats ran Into the presence of the sovereign, and from this incident arose the proverb, "A cat may look at a king."—Clara Erskine Clement, in St. Nicholas for February. U. S. BRANCH mm & MERSEY Marine Insurance Company, PRINCIPAL OFFICE, LIVERPOOL. A. J. McDonald, Attorney for theU. S., NewYork I. ASSETS. Market value of U. S. bonds $582,807 50 Cash on hand and in bank 4,016 15 Premiums in course of collection.. 82,303 39 Allother assets 728 99 Total admitted assets $619,850 03 II. LIABILITIES. Reserve for reinsurance $41,291 47 Unpaid losses 133,550 00 Other liabities 5,168 14 Total liabilities $180,209 61 Netsurplus $439,846 42 ni. income in 1883. From premiums received. $319,702 78 From interest and dividends 16,439 00 Total income $336,141 78 IV. EXPENDITUBES IN 1883. Losses paid $273,568 20 Commissions and brokerage 56,510 59 Salaries of officers and employes... 12,694.71 Taxes 5,628 66 All other expenditures 7,851 33 Total expenditures $356,653 49 V. MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks in force Dec. 31, 1883. $3,563,600 00 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1883—INLAND. Risks written $1,623,717 00 Premiums received 9,150 00 Losses paid 1,072 67 Losses incurred 4,003 00 ' STATE OF MINNESOTA, 1 Department of Insubance, > S*. Paul, February, 1884. ) I, A. R. McGill, Insurance Commissioner of the State of Minnesota, do hereby certify that the Thames & Mersey Marine Insurance Co. above named, bas complied with the laws of this state relating to insurance, and is now fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact its ap propriate business of inland marine insurance, in this state for the year ending January 31st, 1885. A. R. McGILL, Insurance Commissioner. LIOAL. Executor's Sale. I^roposals for the purchase of the Bay Stallion Mintzer, 16 % hands high, good form and sub stance : bred in 1874 by Glenelg, ont of Crows i let by Australian 2. dam Bonnet by Lexington 8, dam Blue Bonnet by Hedge ford 4, dam Gray Fanny by Bert rand 5, dam by Buzzard C, dam Arminda, by imported Medley 7. dam by import ed Botton 8, dam Sally Wright by Yorick 9, dam Jenny Cameron by Childers 10, dam by Moreton's imported Traveler 11, dam imported Jenny Came ron ; will be received up to Thursday, 20th day of March next, at which time they will be opened. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids ■Ot deemed satisfactory. The terms are cash. The breeding of this horse will prove one of the most valuable for stock purposes. For per formances see Spirit of the Times, February 2, 1884. The horse can be seen and examined at 143 East Fourth street, St. Paul, Minnesota, to which place all proposals most be addressed. JOHN JONES. Executor estate of W. L. Mintzer. febl2-7t,febao-mar3,10,17 NOTICE OF LIEN SALE. Notice is hereby given, that whereas The Min nesota Transfer Railway Company, a railroad cor poration of the 8tate of Minnesota, and a common carrier therein, did on and prior to the 22d day of October, 1883, carry and transport the following personal property, to-wit: One black horse, about eight years old, one bay mare about nine years old, one light brown male abont eight years old, and ono dark brown mule about nine years old,upon its line of railroad in said state and over the lines of other railways in said state between different points therein to its destination atithe yards of said Min nesota Transfer Raiway Company in Ramsey coun ty, Minnesota, at the request of Jerry sinith, the owner and lawful possessor of said live stock, and whereas there became due to said railway compauy from said Smith on the J-Jd day of October, 1633, for said service as common currier In so transport ing said live stock, the sum of two hundred and twenty-six dpllars which sum said Smith wholly refuses to pay, alter due demand made, and where as said Mnnef ota Transfer Railway Company has alsosaiely kept stored and cared for said live stock ever since said October 22ndJ 1883, at like re quest, the reasonable cost and charges for such keeping, storing and feeding of said stock for said time, being the further sum of ninety-nine dollars, which sum is now duo and unpaid, for which several sums said Railway Company claims to have and has a lien upon said live stock by virtue of the statutes of this state. Now therefore, In pursuance te the statute in such cases made and rrovided, and to foreclose, pay off and satisfy the Bald lion of said Minnesota Transfer Railway Company upon said live stock and costs of expense-: of sale, notice is hereby giv en that the above described horses and mules or so many.of them as will be necessary for the above purpose, will be sold at public auction to the high est bidder for cash on the 3d day of March, 1884, at ten o'clock a. m. at the front door of tlie general office of said Minnesota Transfer Railway Com pany at its yards in Ramsey County, Minnesota. MINNESOTA TRANSFER RAILWAY COMPANY By K. B. Galusha, its attorney. St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 2nd, 1884. feb9 snt4w MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL ESTATE. Notice is hereby given that by reason of non-pay ment, default has been maiie In the conditions of a certain mortgage, containing a power of sale made by Orlando B. Turrell and Harriet 8. Tnrrell, his wife, mortgagors, to Mrs. 8. M. Rogers, mortgagee. Said mortgage is dated ihe 6th day of November, 187C, and was. on the 14th day of November, 1876, at 4 o'clock p. m. duly recorded In th* office of ttie Register of Deeds of the county of Ramsey in the state of Minnesota, in book 41 of mortgages, at page '247, etc. The real estate embraced in and conveyed by said mortgage Is described as follows, to-wit: Situate In the oounty of Ramsey and state of Minnesota, to-wit: Lot five (6) in block seven (7) in Warren k Rice's addition to the city of St. Paul also, the east half of lot seven (7) In block nine (9), in Winslow's addition to the city of 8t. Paul, accord ing to the recorded plat thereof, together with all and lingular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging, or In anywise appertaining. The amount which is now, at the date of this notice, due and claimed to be due, on said mortgage is the sum of $1,030.00 besides the sum of 1126.10 for taxes paid on said mortgaged property, snd also, $'25.00 attorney's fees, stipulated in said mortgage. And, whereas no suit at law or other proceedings has been had or commenced to collect the money or any part thereof secured by raid mortgage. And, whereas heretofore and since the making of tbe said mortgage said Mrs. S. M. Rogers, mortgagee, has deceased and Orlo Rogers bas been by the pro bate court of said Ramsey county duly appointed and qualified as the administrator of her estate, Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 19th day of Februury, 1884, at 10 o'clock a. in., at the south front door of the county jail building, in the city of 8t. Paul, In said county of Ramsey, the above described real estate will be sold at publlo vendue, in separate parcels, by the sheriff of said county to foreclose said mortgage and pay the same and said taxes, attorney's fee and expenses of sale. Dated January 6th, 1884. ORLO ROGERS, Administrator of said mortgagee. W. K. Gaston, Attorney for said administrator, St. Paul, Minn. jan5-7w-sat Chancery Foreclosure Sale. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES— District of Minnesota. Lewis G. Cone, Complainant, vs. Wm. S. Combs, Carrie Combs, Paul 0. Biersarb, Abram Parker Ross, H. Holmes, Joseph Colt, Daniel W. Ingersoll; Thaddeus C. Field, Joseph M. Barker, Jonathan R. Jonks, Assignee in Bank ruptcy of William S. Combs and Minnie C. George, defendants. Pursuant to u deoree of the Circuit Court of the United States of America, within and for the Dis trict of Minnesota, made in the above entitled cause at the December teim thereof, A. D. 1882, and upon the »th day of April, A. D. 1883, the undersigned, a Muster in Chancery of said Court, will sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash, on Monday, the 25th day of Febrsary, A.D. 1884, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the front en trance to the United States Custom House on Wabashaw street, In the City of St. Panl, in said District, (the place of holding said Court) to satisfy the sum of eleven thousand six hundred and eighty seven 54 100 dollars (111,687 54-100), found due the complainant by the said deoree, with in terest and costs, the following described real ostate to-wit: All the following describod tracts or par cels of lands lying and being in the County of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, to wit: Lot six (6) in block sixty-four (64) in Dayton & Irvine's addition to St. Paul, and that part of said lot six  In block sixty-four 164 j in Irvine's enlargement to Rice k Irvine's addition to St. Paul; also lot seven (7) in said block sixty-four (64) in Dayton & Irvine's addition to St. Paul; except fifty-seven  feet off northwesterly or back end of said lot seven [ 7 J deeded to J. M. Oilman; all according to the recorded plats of said additions on file in tho office of the Register of Deeds In and for said County of Ramsey, with the tenement or dwelling house and improvement* thereon erected. Dated: St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan. 11,1884. WILLIAM A. SPENCER, Hkkhy J. Horn, Master tn Chancery. Solicitor of Complainant. jan 12, 7 w sat STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY, ss—Iu Probate Court, special term, February 15 1884. In the matter of the estate of Hans Slverson Slette, deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Dr. Frederick Dedolpli. of said county, representing among other things, that Hans Slverson Slette, late of said county, on the 24tli day of December, A. D., 1883, at Saint Paul, In said county, died Intestate, and bolng a na tive of the Kingdom of Norway, and an Inhabitant of this county ut the time of his death, leaving goods, chattels and estate within this county, aud that the said petitioner Is a creditor of the estate of said deceased, and praying that administration of said estate be to E. H. Randall, or some other suita ble person granted; It Is ordered, that said petition be heard before the Judge of this court, on Thursday, the 18th day of March, A. D. 1884, at ten o'clock a. in., at the Pro bate office in said county. Ordered further, That notice thereof be given to tlie heirs of said deceased, and to all persons inter ested, by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing,.in the Daily Globe, a newspaper printed and published at Saint Paul, In said county,, and that a copy of this order be served on the consul or representative of the Kingdom of Norway, residing In rhe State of Minne sota, by depositing a copy thereof In the postoffice, at Saint Paul, postage paid, addressed to said consul or representative. By the Court, [L.S.] WM. B. McGRORTT, Judge of Probate. Attest: Fbaxk Robert, Jr., Clerk. fel6-4w-sa Notice to Creditors. State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey, ss. In Pro bate Court. In the matter of tlie estate of Michael J. Hayes, de ceased. Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims and demands against the estate of Michael J. Hayes, late of the county, of Ramsey, in said state, deceased, that the Judge of Probate of said county will hear, examine and adjust claims and demands against said estate, at his office in Saint Paul, in said county, on the first Monday of the month of July, A. D. 1384, at ten o'clock a. m., and that six months from the 14th day of February, 1884, have been limited and allowed by said Probate Court for creditors to present their claims. ' ■■ .: . Dated this 14th day of February, A. D. 1884. ANNIE WALSH, Administratrix of the estate of Michael J. Hayes, deceased. febl6-4w-sat GEATEFUL-COMyOBTXNG. EPPS'S COCOA! BREAKFAST. "By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Eppe has provided our breakfast tables with a deli cately flavored beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by tbe judicious uae of snob articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency of disease. Hundreds of subtile maladies are floating around us ready to attaok wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselvos well fortified with pare blood and a properly nourished frame." — Civil Service Gazette. Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold in tans only (% lb. aud lb.) by Grocers, labeled thus: Ji iTDQ TDDfl 9.PD Homoeopathlo Chemist, AJjlIiu IiITu auUi Lo&x>aK.£ii«Ltxb 3 CITY NOTICE. Notice for Judgment. Omen ot tub < "itt Treascmh, ) St. Pail, Minn., Feb. 14, 1884. j I will make application to the District Conrt in and for the county of Ramsey and «tate of Min nesota, at the special term held Saturday, March 1st, 1384, at the Conrt Home, in St. Panl. Min nesota, for judgment against tbe several Iota and real estate embraced in a warrant in my hands for the collection of unpaid assessments, with interest and costa thereon for the hereinaftel named special assessments. All in the city of St. Paul, county of Ramsey, and state ot Minnesota, when and where all per sons interested may attend and be heard. The owners and description of lots and real estate are as follows: Assessment for Grading Sherman Street from Fort Street (now Seventh Street) to edge of Bluff Near the Right-of-way of Chi cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company. Supposed owner and Am't of Description. Lt. Blk. Assm't. Dayton & Irvine's addition. C. L. Rosenk 29 $57 50 (Partly in Dayton & Irvine's and partly In Rice A P. Irvine's addition.) Muruane 9 23 230 00 Rice & Irvine's Addition. F. M. ITankey 10 28 124 90 H. W. Hobinson 11 2S IM -H) N. P. Lungford 12 28 124 20 Berne 13 28 no 00 Carolina D. Amos 2 29 46 00 T.T.Mann 8 29 U» 00 M. Swash 4 29 115 00 W. v. Reynolds, NWTr/M of 17-18 29 lis oo O. B. Turrtll, NWJi of SK«; of ,, 17-18 29 115 00 Wm. U. Qleuy Jb A.R.Wood 12 30) -, r .. Same 11 30 J w German Heading Society,(ex. SE.'iOft 6 31 184 00 All in the city of St. Paul, connty of Ramsey, state of Minnesota. GEORGE REIS, 45-48 city Treasurer. C0NTKACT WUM. Grating Fillmore Avenue. Oftioi of the Boahd of Public Wobis, ) City or 8t. Pacl, Minn., Feb. 6, 1884. J Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Public Works, in and for the corporation of tha city of St. Paul, Minnesota, at their office in said city, until 12 m. on the 18th day of February, A. D. 1884, for the grading of Fillmore ave nue (formeriy McCarthy etreet) to a partial grade and full width, from State street to tha proposed levee in said city, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of said Board. A bond with at least two (2) sureties, in a suss of at least twer.tv (20) per cent, of the gross amount bid must accompany each bid. The said Board reserve* the right to reject any or ail bida. JOHN FAKRINGTON, President. Official: R. L. Gorman, Clerk Board Public Works. 38-49 Notice" to CiteWBiers Independent School Dihtbict op New Ulm, ) Minn., January 28th, 1884. ) Healed proposals will be received by the Board of Education of said school distriot for tha fur nishing of all materials, erection and completion of a Public School Building, until 12 o'clock, noon, Saturday, February 28, 1884, at which time they will be .opened in the presence of bid ders. Plans and specifications for the above can be seen at the office of the undersigned, and at Messrs. Mdlard, Ulrici & Eltzner, Architects! Fire A Marine Building, St. Paul. The successful bidder will be required to give ad proved security. The right is expressly re served to reject any or all bids. Proposals should be plainly marked on the outside, "Pra posals for School-house" and addressed to E. G. KOCH, Clerk Board of Education, 83-47 New Ulm. Minn A GREAT BARGAIN ! PROPERTY FOR SALeIFaLEXANDRU, Miff In Alexandria, close by the Railroad station and about 142 milee from St. Paul, is for sale, three lots, 160x60 feet each, two fine buildhun are erected on said lots and now used for hotel and saloon business. A rushing business hai been done ever since the opening of the aflaii and would be a splendid chance for a qualified business man to double the amount of money put in, in a very short time. Two large e eve. tore are erected near the station. The location ef this property is most beautiful being located close by a fine lake. Concerning price and terms write to either to its present owner, Mr, DANIEL ANDERSON, Alexandria, Minn., or U NILSSON BROS., 817 East Seventh street, St. Paul, Minn. 10-eod-lm ■» [Official Publication.] CtaiB of Street Grade—Mississippi street Citt Clerk's Office, St. Pacl, Minn. , 1 February, 11, 1884. J Notice is hereby given that the Common Coun cil of the city of St. Panl will, at their meeting to be held on Tnesduy the 18th day of March, A. D. 1884, at 7:30 o'clock, p. m., at the council cham ber in the City hall, consider, and may order, a change of grade on Mississippi Sthbet from Pennsylvania avenue to Minnehaha street, in accordance with and as idicated by the "dotted red line" on the profile thereof, and as reported upon as being necessary and proper by the Board of Public Works of said city, of date January 36, 1884, which said report was adopted by the Com" mon Council of this city at their meeting held on the 5th inst. The profile indicating the proposed change is on file and can be seen at this office. By order of Common Council. THOS. A. PRENDEGAST, febl2tues&sat4w City Clerk. DUKE F. SMITH INSTRUCTOR OP PIANO-PORTE, i Pnpil of the eminent pianist, and teacher, S. B. Mills, of New York, and for several years a teacher in well known educational institutions, and of private classes, most respectfully tenders his services to those desiring a thoroughly com petent, experienced and conscientious teacher. TERMS: Twenty lessons—one hour $40 00 Twenty lessons—half hour 25 00 Orders may he left at my stndio, over R. C. Munger's Music store, 107 E. Third street. 208 State of Minnesota, County of Bamsey—as. In Probate Court, special term, February 1,1884. In the matter of the estate of Patrick Brady, deceased: Notice is hereby given that tbe Judge of Probate of the county of Bamsey, wilt, upon the first Monday of the months of March, April, May, June and July, A. D. 1884, at ten o'clock a. in-, receive, hear, examine and adjust all claims and demands of all persons against said de ceased, and that six months from and after the date hereof have been allowed and limited for creditors to present their claims against said estate; at the expiration ot which time all claims not presented or not proven to Its satisfaction shall be forever barred, unless for good cause shown farther time be allowed. By the Court WM. B. M'GRORTY, [ l. s.J Judge of Probate. feb-sat-5w STATE OP MINNESOTA, COUNTY OP RAM sey, District Court, Second Judicial £>ie trlct. Gertrude A. M. Hanson, vs. Christian Hanson. SUMMONS. The State of Minnesota to the above named de fendant: You are hereby summoned and required to answer to the complaint in this action, which if on file in the office of the clerk of the District court, in and for the county of Ramsey, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint on the subscriber, at his office, in the McClang block. No. 6 West Third street, city ot Saint Paul, wlthla thirty days after the service ot this summons upon you, exclusive of the day ot »uoh service; and, It you fail to answer the said complaint within tkk time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this aotlon wit apply to the court for the relief therein demaadetf Dated January S, A. D. 1884. P. 0. BCRGES3, Plaintiff** Attorney, bt. Paal, Mine. 3aal2-7w-S*»