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LONGING.
Of *11 myriad moods of mind
That through the soul come
Which one was e'er art dear so kind,
So beautiful as longing?
The thing we long for, that wo are
For ouo tr&nscendant moment,
Before the present poor and bare
Can make its sneering comment
Still through our paltry stir and strife,
Glows down the wished ideal.
And longing moulds in clay what life
Carves in the marble real.
To let the new life in, we know
Desire must ope the portal
Perhaps the longing to bo so
Helps make the soul immortal.
Longing is God's fresh heavenward will
With our poor earthward striving,
We quench it that we may be still
Content with merely living.
But would we learn that heart's full S00p6
Which v. e are hourly wronging,
Our lives must climb from hope io hope
And realize our longing.
Ah let us hope that to our praise
Good God not only reckon*
The moments when we tread his ways,
But when the spirit beckons.
That some slight good is also wrought
Beyond self-satisfaction.
When we are simplv good in though^
How e'er we fail in action.
—JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.
The Doctor's Wife.
Mrs. Wmtringham's drawing room was
a bright and comfortable place, with its
tandL* e»r.s .nd gild*
deep couch-like sofa covered with crimson I
satin, and the mossj lug 111 r_ o
into which your feet sank as if it had been
strewn an inch deep with newly-gathered
rose buds. And the fire glimmered in the
polished grate, and the wax candles beamed
through their ground glass shades and you
might have fancied the apaitment expressly I
created for sweet wmds and honeyedI flirta-1
tions. and readings from the poete and hel
various other pleasant eccupations whichl
e]iU,a
ham, sarcastically. "He's very much inter
ested in music, I've no doubt. And when
you know perfectly well that Octavia expect
ed him to be talking all the time to her.
Well, really I don't know what this world is
coming to. One thing I wish you to un
derstand—that you are dismissed from my
employment from this very moment. You
find your wages on the mantle yonder, for
I don't grudge you the quarter's money
though you do leave in this irregular manner
Of course vou won"
Tosit Moore turne'l verr "red and then I
pale. She did not speak a"word of remon-1
Half an hour later Mrs. Wintringham,
rustling through the well-warmed rooms
espied the money lying untouched on the
marble mantle, where she herself had plac
ed it.
"Dear me!" quoth the stately dame, "the
governess has forgotten her wages. Well, I
shan't take the trouble to send them after
her!"
Josie went home to the poor but neat
apartments, where her aunt took in embroid
ery to do for a fashionable shop, and told
her simple tale. Aunt Mary's eyes, already
reddened with night work and much appli
cation, were quick to overflow in her neice's
behalf.
"It's a burning shame," said the poor
woman, "that such people should have it in
their power to tyrannize over others, but
never mind, Josie, you shall be welcome to
a home here until you find another situa
tion.
"I knew I should, Aunt Mary."
"What makes you speak so hoarsely, child?
questioned the elder lady.
"My throat is a little sore, aunt I think I
have caught a cold."
"You had better let me make you a cup of
hot tea, and go to bed at once."
"Nonsense, aunt," cried Josie, cheerily.
Fm going to help you finish this first."
But the next morning Josie waked up,
hot, flushed and feverish, with a racking
pain over her temples and quite unable to
rise and before evening she was delirious."
"Bob. "said Aunt Mary, as she came out
of her niece's bedroom with a troubled face,
and went down into the passage where the
landlady's red-headed son was playing mar
bles, "I want you to go to Dr. Caffery's and
ask him to come here as soon as possible.
Don't delay a moment, Bob, for it may be a
matter of life and death
"Yes," said Bob, stoutly, and away he
went.
"Is the Doctor in?" demanded Bob of the
assistant at Dr. Caffery's
"No, he ain't," said the Ganymede of
medicine.
"When'll he be in?"
"Don't know," was the listless reply.
Bob wasted no more time in useless in
quirv, but set off for some other doctor.
"If it is really a matter of life and death,"
thought sensible Bob, "it don't make any
difference what doctor they have."
So it happened that young Dr. Aymer,
who had just returned home from visiting a
patient, found himself confronted by
small red-headed boy.
"Please to come directly, sir, to No. 10
Duke's court," cried out Master Bob, ex
uggerating somewhat on his literal orders,
"it's a case of life and death."
Mrs. Wintringham had sent Josephine
Moore away in order that she might be effec
tuftllyout of Dr. Aymer's path but Fate
and Mrs. "Wintriugham were marshaled on
opposite sides this time, and that rising
young physician walked into Josie's sick
room quite uncenscious v/hom he was to be
hold
Ceorge Aymer started a little when he
looked into the dark brown eyes bnt Josie
smiled up in his face.
"It wasn't my fault," she said, imnocently.
"I never dreamed of offending Mrs. Wint
ringham, but it was wrong, very wrong of
her to turn me out doors."
"You see she is delirious," exolaiaaed
Aunt Mary,
"Yes," said Dr. Aymer, in a fainting
voice, "I see."
So while Miss Octavia Wintringham
lounged in the handsome drawing-room,
dreRsed in silk attire watching the gilded
hands of the clock, and wondering why the
expected did not come. Dr. Aymer was
cured.' I don't think it necessary for me to
pav any more visits here, unless—"
Josephine blushed deeply.
*'I am afraid, doctor,"shefaltered,glanc-
8
it. May I come, then, as your suitor?
As your future husband? Will that do,
Josie?"
The soft pink flushes chased away the
paleness of the young girl's cheek.
"Dr. Aymer!"
"Yes, Miss Josephine Moore!"
/'Do you really
i'l do really love you!" exclaimed the
young doctor, fervently. I
"But Miss Octavia Wintringham—what
Then," said Josie, speaking very low, I
I husband after you are married.
But as no entry of the transaction was
ever made on the doctor's books, we may
Sebts."
resume that this was one of his "baa
And Mrs. Wintringham never called on
Mrs. Aymer.
A Visit to its Reputed site—Its Location ni
Appearance.
From the Chicago Alliance.
elevation of some 5,000 feet above the level
of the sea. Water is abundant here, and
consequently even-thing is green and fruit
is plenty. The valley is full of vineyards,
with pomegranates and fig trees, and olive
whole ct
^\)e
nu^
seen som0 immeuse wal
(jees look as old as the world.
As I am writing these lines, sitting on a
camp stool in front of my tent, I can see the
whole population of Eden collected round
our camp staring at us. Young and old, men.
women and children are pressing forward to I
a
g00t|i00jj
at
wild
us "and some of these
^Idren of Eve have climbed up the
trees tQ bave thelllxUTV of a
of onr
are supposed to belong to high life. But o ...
not for frowns and lowering looks, such as
an*
bird's-eve view
Long Iwfore we reached our
l!?oi I mountains, ana perhaps, on, wonder: irom
U intnngham s a^icall} -enameled conn-1 i £mingto camp in their
tenance, as she stood there in a rustlmg|
chameleon-colored silk dress with red car
buncles hanging from her ears, while Jose
phine Moore stood pale and shrinking be
fore hi
"Such forwardness I never saw," said
Mrs. Wintringham, "No, never! And I
wish you to understand that it isn't going
to be tolerated in decent society. Miss Moore.
A governess—yes. a common nursery gov-1
crness, whom* Mr. Wintringham is good I
enough to employ—to sit the whole evening]
and flirt with young Dr. Aymer!"
•I did not flirt," pleaded poor Josie.I
oasis.
The news spread like wildfire among the
tribe, and there was a general rush for the
best place to see us come in and get off our
horses. The women left off their work in
the fields, the men left off playing on the
reed pipes, and the children left off crying
to see us coming. Baruum's circus arriving
in a village "out West" never created such
a sensation as we did on approaching this
earthly paradise. As we filed past through
this aisle of human beings we were greet
ed with shouts, and mock solution. The
iggled, the men smiled, the children
our
us
very popular
ovation.
The green "goggles which some of my
companions wore seemed to raise the en
thusiasm of the crowd to its highest pitch,
and many a swortliy finger was raised from
among tuose Arabs, pointing to those green
goggles, and the women called to each other
and raised their children in their arm6 to
make them enjoy the treat. Meanwhile my
friends, quite unconscious of their great
texpecta character, for I TOlnri^ J™* ^at
I can't conscientiously give vou one," lallthwirowd. but as we drew near 1
1
to mato
helPf Mrs'
prfbSCl*
so
strance however but slowlv turning round, I V1011 ^erc 1 ^"'1 I established in the house—so as better to
went up fo her own room, put pn her bonJ ™tch and provide for his family, andin ac
net and shawl, packed her slender belong
ings in a small trunk and left the house.
camp to keep off the intruders.
Here, with plenty of elbow room, I en
joy the scene, which indeed is very pictur
esque. When the excitement had some
what subsided, I strolled out to enjoy the
gorgeous sunset. The western sky was
aglow with luminous tints of orange, pink
and purple. This glory lasted but for a
minute and all was hushed in the gray tints
of the evening.
Later in the evening some young men I
and young women were admitted to our
dining room tent. These Arab women were
dying with curiosity to see and handle the
clothes and trinkets of our lady friends.
Velvet seemed to attract their attention andl
admiration more than anything else, save,
perhaps, our watches and gloves.
The gloves especially seemed to puzzle I
them. The Countess took out her repeater
and made it strike for them. They seemed
delighted, just as little children would be
with the tinkle of the tiny bell. Some of
these pretty Arab girls asked me through
our dragoman if all the ladies in our country
were like the two that were with us. I told
Halil to ask these girls what made them ask
that question. They answered with a giggle I
and a shy look from their roguish eyes, "ifI
they are all so large it must be very hard|
work for the poor horses to carry them.
PERILS OF THE CHASE.
A Serious Encounter with a large Deer—How
the Animal was Finally Dispatched.
Todd county Argus.
About two weeks ago Sherman Sargeant,
of Round Prairie, had a very serious en
counter with a large deer. While out hunt
ing he saw a large buck and fired at it,
breaking one of its fore legs. He gave
chase, getting an occasional shot until he
had expended the last one of his cartridges,
but failed to hit the deer. When he had
ruruthe deer about eight miles, and shortly
after he had fired his last shot, he came up
on the animal which was so exhausted thiat
it lay and looked at him instead of bound
ing away at his approach. Mr. Sargeant
did not know just what was best to do, but
walked around the deer thinking how nice
ly he could lay it out if he but had another
charge, when all of a sudden it jumped up
and rushed at him with lowered head which
bristled with dangerous horns. Before the
hunter had time to think which way to
dodge the deer struck him about the knees,
and knocked him flat on the ground and
hurling his gun some distance and burying
it in the snow. In some way he managed
t© seize the angry brute and trip it up, when
he held on to the horns like grim death
He drew his jack-knife as soon as he could
and made a thrust, but the tough hide
caused the rivet to break and the large blade
flew beyond his reach, and the small blade
also came out of the handle. Mr. Sargeant
had considerable trouble to keep the deer
down, which he did by keeping control of
the uninjured fore leg. Finding that some
thing must be done ke seized the little blade
of the knife and industriously bored away
at the toiif'h hide on the old buck's throat,
koiding tho thrusts of the hind feet, the
force of which all old hunters know. After
considerable boring and some fierce strug
gling he managed to cut the large vein when
the deer soon died, but the hunter kept his
hold till the deer was stone dead. Mr. Sar
geant showed us an ugly wound in his hand
do with it, I should like to know? She I bowers with his repeated cry, while ever and I ask, answered the man. I can afford
is nothing to me nor was she ever anything! nnon the mournful cooing of the dove in-1
more, ir necessarj.
onlv the merest acquaintance!" I terrnpted the matin song of the lark. I The report was written in the customary
"There, now, I guess you
"if that be the case you may oome again! I Bounds like," she said, as she paused.
But, as to your fees—" I "You mean that 'tootle, tootle, tootle,
"As to my fees," interposed the doctor I chug, chug, chug?' You just bet I under
gaily, "I will send the account in to your I stand that. Many is the time at a picnic I've
heard it from the mouth of a demijohn, or
the bung hole of a beer-keg."
Her first impulse was to hurl the piano-
Her nrsi impulse was iu uuam pmuu-
young
double
THE GARDEN OF EDE9. A LULLABY.
'Baby Lullaby" as sung by a father wHfl#
mamma is visiting the neighbor*:
A couple of hour's ride over a most
wretched bridle-path, up and down rugged I When the wind blows the cradle will rockj
mountain passes, brought us to this charm-1 Jerusalem crickets what a temper you've got
ing oasis called "Eden." The Arabs assured When the bow brakes the cradle will fall,
us this spot was the real Garden of Eden,
and, judging from the intense curiosity
they evinced concerning ourselves and our
traps, we had no difficulty in believing this
Rock-a-by babv upon the tree top
When the wind blows—confound it do atop.
By thunder you young 'un do nothing but squall.
Now baby go-by, go hush-i-ty—hush
Soo-shoo", snooby, shooy, hush, husli-i-ty—hush
Go to sleep mv babv my sweet little pet
to be the garden where our first mother, I Go to sleep, don't you hear me, I'll spank yeu I the general gave orders to the clerk of his
Eve, dwelt ere she grew too fond of apples. I I'll bet. I St. Petersburg counting-house to write off
This eden is situated in a pretty little I If you ain't 'sleep this minit, now, rock-a-by. I the following orders:
valley in the heart of the mountains, at an I Well, hang such a young one that dots nothing I From the Counting-house at St Petersburg:
but cry.
NtRSE MARPHA.
From the San Francisco Argossy.
At Moscow, from 1848 to 1850, a most I
lovely young woman used to be seen walk
ing on the Boulevard Nikitskoi nearly every
day, and wearing a rich peasant's dress.
She accompanied two charming little girls
of four or five years of ago, and was her
self followed by a footman in livery. Pas
sers-by stopped still in front of her, struck
by admiration. Common folks were con
tented only to stare at her gentlemen more
boldly came near to the children, patted
their heads, then asked the beautiful peasant
girl her master's name, and whether she was
free or slave.
She invariably gavo tho same answer: "I
am slave. I belong to General Gertzoff,
and these two children are his daughters- l|
am their nurse."
She kept to the costume of her village,
according to a fancy of her master's it con-1
sisted of a shirt in silk damask, either red I
or blue of a wide-sleeved linen chemise,!
embroidered in red thread, and a diadem I
head-dress which matched the skirt roundI
the neck, and by the general's express com-1
mand, she wore several rows of amber beads, I
pure and transparent as burnt topaz. About
lour o'clock she brought the children home I
to a house on the boulevard, built between
a court-yard and a garden.
The general's wife lived alone in this I
house Sheled a very quiet life being al-
wavs
£rom
where one of the deer's sharp prongs had.
torn a great gap in the flesh, but he suffered
no other injury.
Music's Doable Meaning.
Any one who has endeavored to follow a
symphony intended to imitate the sounds
of nature through the mazy interpretation
of a full orchestra, heard a descriptive song
sitting by Josephine Moore's bedside, count-1 lifted from the lower levels of a baao pro-1 ky Park at other, i mes she would go to
ing the rapid pulsing of her slender wrist, I funclo, or listened while a delicate looking! town with them, o shop, by order of her
A 1 v
will she say?"
has Miss Oetavia Wiptringhw tol weaUt MM
delieate ancl in ill health, while the
I general spent his time in St. Petersburg, or I
I made frequent journeys to Paris. He had
cordance to the customs of the day—a sort
of counting house, in which were received
the money and provisions coming from the
numerous villages he owned. Several
clerks were employed there all day
of everything that took place in the house,
not forgetting the smallest detail.
These clerks and the house-servants were
all of them slaves, and were about forty in
number. The general was never at a loss
for footmen. He owned twelve thousand
souls, and much landed property in some of
the richest departments.
From time to time the general came and
spent a few days with his wife and children,
leaving soon again for St. Petersburg, where
he enjoyed perfect liberty.
His wife, owing to her state of ill-health,
never opened her lips about these continued]
absences from home but bore with perfect
resignation her husband's neglect. She was
very fair-haired, thin, and sickly looking.
Her own slaves worshiped her, her hus-l
band's likewise, for through her they had|
been spared many a cruel punishment.
Marpha, the nurse, the beautiful servant,
was one of her favorites for, not being ablel
herself to look after her children, she had
entrusted them to the young girl almost
from their birth. One day, while he was in
Moscow, the general was sitting in his study
with one of his brother officers, Colonel'
Dimitrieff. Both were smoking
long cherry-
gl and
,Ar
and thinking that he had never seen any-1 girl crashed an idyllic picture, mingled withl mistress, who scarcely ever went out. She I aged, are still very beautiful. The general
thing so beautiful as her pure, oval facel a tempest, from a suffering Stienway-I would often buy silks in a shop of the I and his wife are dead. Sidoroff, the mer
and lsvely hazel eyes. I grand, will .appreciate the reasons for rustic I Illinka. The master of this shop would al-1 chant, is one of the richest men of Siberia
"So you think lam really cured, doetor?nl misapprehension implied in the tale of thel ways serve her himself, with great attention, I From time to time he comes to St. Peters
said the fair convalescent. I young lady moving iu select circles in Gal-1 house. Prohor, the clerk, will note your I burg, where his family are estab
Josephine was sitting up in Aunt Mary's I veston, who, after much toil and practice atl proposal in the daily report, and you willllished. His sons are officers in the cuirasser
easiest chair, dressed in a loose wrapper, I the piano-board, learned to play with con-1 soon get an answer. I myself think that I guards his daughters have married bril
with her brown hair netted back from herl siderable dexterity a piece entitled "Picnic I Marpha would be happy with you you arelliantly. One day, as I was attending the
face. I Polka." It is something after the style of I spoken of as sober and business-like. 11 funeral of some great person at the Newsky
"Yes," said the handsome young physi-1 the celebrated "Battle of Prague," in which I would, therefore, gladly sacrifice myself, I Convent, the ceremony being over, I took a
cian, "as we say of our hospital cases, 11 tho listener can easily distinguish the roar I however it might pain me to have her to I walk in the cemetery and examined the
think I may mark you down as 'discharged! of artilery, ttie rattle of musketry, the| leave me. I will call her in, and you can tombstones. I soon came to one erected
shouts o soldiers, and the groans of thel
dying. In the "Picnic Polka" the noise of I
the wind among the trees, and the joyous!
carols of the birds, are reproduced, thel
finale being a thunder-shower which dis-|
turbs the revelers.
at Aunt Mary, who looked equally dis
ssed, "that I—that we shall not be ablel
to—to—hand you your fees just yet—"
"I was not thinking of my fees," db
served Dr. Aymer.
•"But we must think of it," said Joseph
im.
"And you won't let me come any more
as a doctor?" I
"If our means ,"«he began. the "Picnic Polka." The first notet arel Write,^ sondarina—I shall pSKf God for
'What nonsense!" laughingly interrupted! rather slow and hesitating, the idea sought I you all my life."
tl* doctor. "I shall have to be more explic-
know what that order and manner of the generals eg tab-
Ilishment:
From the Moscow House—Report of the 15 th
October, 1S48:
Art 1.—Received from the village of Davi
dono: Ten chariots of hay, twelve sacks of
flour, fifteen boxes fruit preserves, on barrel of
honey.
Ar
j: o _ll(ooived
stool at him, but it passed off, Mid once I jyanono, four thousand roubles.
more she went for the piano as if it was tho I Art. 3.—According to your excollency's
orders
man's head and was insured for I yesterday, 1-1
th October, the footman, Andre)
~e its value. was given to the soldier.
in mouey from the offioe of
Ai t. 4.—The mare, Etoile, has just foaled.
Art 5.—Sidoroff, the merchant, offers two
thousand roubles for the purchase of Marplia.
He begs she will be given him, to marry her.
Art. ti.—Marinoff, the merchant, offers ten
thousand roubles for the timber of Davidono
wood.
Art 7.—This is the eighth day Ignate, the
coachman, has been drunk.
Art 8.—The kitchen-boy, Vanka, was drunk
yeeterday, and made a disturbance in tho house.
Art 9.—The girl, Glachka, laundress, was
confined of a boy last night. She was taken to
a midwife, whom we shall have to pay.
PBOHOB, Head Clerk.
A week after the reception of this epistle
Art 1.—His excellency orders that the ten
thousand roubles offered" by Martinoff for the
timber shall be accepted.
Art. 2.—The coachman, Ignate, is to be pun
ished by fifty strokes of the knout, and sent on
foot from Moscow to St. Petersburg, money bo
ing given him to buy bread on the road.
Art 3.—Tho kitchen boy, Vanka, is to be
sent back to his village, with orders to the
staraste to employ him at wood-cutting iu the
forest
Art. 4.—The girl, Glachka, in punishment for
her misconduct, is to be sent back to her villago,
and to have her hair cut short to her head.
Art 5.—His excellcncy's orders aro that the
offer made by Sidoroff shall be refused, and
that a reprimand be given to Marpha for hav
ing dared to disturb Madame Gertzoff wi.h this
affair. His excellency's will is that Marpha
shall not leave the young ladies till thoy aro
twelve yearn of ag«." On that dav his excellency
will be "pleased to give Marpha her liberty as "a
reward for lior trouble.
Written by his excellency's orders.
ABTEMI, Head Clerk.
Both Sidoroff and Marpha were in de-
A day rarely passed without her beingI gpair at this harsh answer,"and throw them
questioned. She was really remarkable for I selves at Madame Gertzoff's feet, who was
her beauty her pink and white face, bloodI herself much troubled at heart at the non
and milk, as the Russians say, was oval, and I success of her attempt.
of pure Greek type: the eyes were blue, I "I have saved twenty-live thousand rou
the eyebrows full and well marked, remind-1 bles since I have been in business. If your
ing one of the words of a Russian song— I excellency deigned to write to the general
"Thy sable eyebrows tho teeth shone be-1 that I would willingly give them for Marpha,
tween the coral lips the golden hair, in two 11 can soon make it up by work, and I can
long bmids, fell to her feet, and her quick, I
graceful carriage made her a most attractive I
woman and a priceless slave. I
not live without Marplia."
Madame Gertzoff ordered that this new
proposal should be inserted in the report.
Prohor, the clerk, obeyed, and wrote:
By order of her excellency, Madame Gortzoff,
I have darod to insert iu this report tho new
proposal of Sidoroff, the merchant He offers
twenty-five thousand roubles, ready money, for
Marplia. He begs his humble offer will not be
refused.
The orders from the St. Petersburg house
were not long in coming. They were ex
pected with painful anxiety.
The St. Petersburg clerk answered:
His excellency was pleased to got into a vio
lent passion ou'receipt of tho report of tho 16th
of November. He will hear nothing further
about Sidoroff'B offer. His excellency orders
that if Sidoroff dares to present himself again
at the house, he shall be turned out, and, if
necessary, the four-hall posters are to drive
him out* with broomsticks. His excellency
likewise desires that Marpha Bhall not open her
hps any more to Madame Gertzoff about this af
fair, under pain of great punishment.
Marpha cried bitterly, and had a severe
illness, from which she arose as pale as a
lily. Her mistress was kindness itself tc*
The head clerk was Prohor, whose duty it I her, and had her attended by the most eel
was to write even- day a most minute accountl ebrated doctors.
Sidoroff, disgusted with life at Moscow,
sold his silk business. He took to drink to
drown his sorrow, and traveled nil over
Russia from one fair to another. He after
ward went to Siberia, where, according to
the wishes of his family, he soon married,
Marpha continued to look after the children
as usual, with patience and gentleness
Still, sometimes her eyes would harden as
she looked at them.
Then the little girls would ask: "Why do
you look at us so wickedly?—what have we
done?—we haye been good.'"
Then she took them on her knee, and
kissed them and said: "Oh! you have done
nothing—never mind me! Kiss and love
your poor nurse."
Eight years passed thus. Madame Gert
zoff one day called Marpha into her bed
room, and gave her a paper.
"The general sends you this act. He
gives you your liberty—you are free. You
can either leave, or remain with my daugh
ters, as you please."
Marplia kissed her mistress's hand, took
the paper, and left the room.
Her heart was beating loudly. These
words, "you are free," rang in her ears and
wood pipes with amber mouth-pieces, andl gave her a delicious feeling. But when the
talking business, when Marpha entered thel first joy had passed, a bitter feeling took
room with the children, who had come tol possession of her.
wish their father good-night. The colonell "What is the good of being free now?
stood dazzled by this wonderful beauty. Hel she said to herself. "Sidoroff is married
said to the general, after she had left thel Where shall I go—to the village where my
room: I father and mother are still slaves? I could
"Look here, Boris, I have something tol not even provide for them as I do now by
propose: I will give you my cook, Bazile.l staying with my masters."
who has just finished his apprenticeship atl She knelt and prayed for a long while be
the English club, and any one else you pleasel fore the images in her alcove. She present
as a balance, if you will give me Marpha inl ly, after receiving the congratulations of all
exchange." I her friends on her happiness, came to her
"No, I wont" replied the general, in hisl mistress's rrom, gave her the paper, and
rough tones. said:
"Well," went on calmly the colonel, "willl
you have my favorite coachman, Paul, whol
trains horses so well, the sewing-woman,
Daria, and as a balance, my beautiful chest-1
nut stallion, Emir?"
"Be quiet neither for ten horses, nor ten I
slaves, however talented they might be,"I
cried the general. "Tho girl is sweet andl
good my wife is delicate, and unable tol
look after the children if I did not have!
this nurse, I could never live quietly away I
"Keep this paper, sondarina, it is useless
to me now—it is too late! I ask your per
mission to be allowed to remain all my life
with the young ladies."
"I will keep it, if you like," answered the
general's wife. "Stay with us but consider
yourself free. The day you wish it I will
give it back to you,"
In 1874, Marpha was living as nurse with
the general's eldest daughter, who had been
married some years, and had three children
from home. Do you think I am blind? I and sold things to her cheaper than to most
Marpha would have been ages ago with me I people.
in Petersburg if I could find some one to
take her place over the children. I consid
er it a very deserving sacrifice on my part,
and one I am not much in the habit of
making."
"But you are soon going to take a gover
ness for them," said the colonel.
"Certainly. I am expecting a Swiss girl
this month. She is coming from Geneva.
But, for all that, I should never feel easy
unless Maipha were near my daughters.
Who knows these strange women? They
are good enough for teaching children, but
not for taking care of them. Besides, my
wife would never consent to your having
her so never mention the subject again,
please. To make up for it, I give you the
make'you a present of
speak to her."
Marpha came in, blushing and not quite I
unconscious of what was going on,
"Marpha," said the general's wife, "this
honest tradesman here wishes to purchase I
and marry you. I will stress on Prohor's
It happens that a country cousin was in I report by writing myself to the general, if I put a crown of flowers on the" grave. She
town, and the young lady thought shel this marriage is not displeasing to you." I then crossed herself several times, arose,
would play the piece to him and hear his I Marpha hung her head and became as I and turned round. I recognized Marpha,
comment. He is a plain, simple-mindedl red as a poppy. I I knew her story, as did also several others
youth, and although he is not very bright,is I "Shall I?" asked the general's wife again. I intimate friends of the Gertzoffs
very appreciative. She told him what thel Marpha fell on her knees and kissed herl "How is that?" I said to her. "Are you
piece_was, and then proceeded to give him hand, saying: praying for the general?"
"Oh," said she, "I have long since for
gotten the harm he did to me. I suppose
to be conveyed being the solemn zephyr I The man also knelt and thanked the lady. I it was God's will that I should still be num
(not heifer sighs. After she got through I She sent for Prohor, the scribe, and said I bered among the humble ones on earth. It
with this preface she asked him if he did I to him: I is all for the best. Our lives here are noth
not almost imagine himself in a lodge inl "Write to his excellency that Sidroff, the I ing. Two nights ago, I saw my barine
some vast wilderness. He replied that he I tradesman, wishes to marry Marpha, and is I a dream. He said to me: 'Maipha! Mar
thought all that slowness meant the delay I willing to purchase her for two thousand I pha! I cannot bear the weight of my sins
in getting off. Said he: "There is always I roubles. I they are so heavy—so heavy!' I saw him
some darned fellow that over-sleeps him-1 "Are you willing to pay so much?" she I three times in the same night, and told our
self and keeps everybody else waiting. I asked, turning toward the merchant. "The I pope about it. He advised me to have
She did not care to discuss the point with I general will not part with her for less he I prayers said for the repose of his soul. The
the ignorant fellow, so, to conceal her emo-1 has only just sold the confectioner, Illia, I oarine is asking for them, I suppose, in the
tions, she once more let herself out on the I for a thousand roubles. Marpha is worth I other world. He must be suffering, for he
piano. The bird whistled as if his throat more." made others suffer so. His slaves, when he
iUM tfeesytaal as yoar exoeiieney please* tol was attve, wept of Mood. My
He was a handsome, light-bearded fellow
of the highest type of Russian beauty. He
begged permission, one day, to cany to
Madame Gertzoff himself a very fine piece
of volvet, saving lie wished to avail himself
of the opportunity of begging her to listen
to something he had very much at heart.
Marpha told her mistress, who said fche
would receive him.
He came accordingly with the velvet, and
a basket of choice sweetmeats, that he bag
ged the general's wife to accept.
Then he boldly said:
"I love Marpha. I know she is a slav
If your excellency is willing, and Marpha
herself is so disposed, I am ready to pur
chase her at whatever price you may see fit
choice of any girl you please among myl to name."
slaves, andl will make you a present of I "Ah, my brother," replied the general
her." wife, "there you are mistaken. Marpha
1
"No, thanks," replied the colonel, "II belongs to none of my villages. She is my
wanted this one, and no other." I husband's property. He it is whom you
A few days afterward the general left fori must ask. Show yourself at the counting
St. Petersburg, and the house went on inl Marpha is, therefore, a freed woman twice
the usual way. Marpha walked, as usual, I over: by the act given to her by the general
with the children on the boulevard she I and also by the abolition of slavery in 1
sometimes drove with them to the Petrous-1 She lives just as she did in former day
and is always the children's favorite nurse
She is fifty years old. Her features, though
story is not worth mentioning. I was the
happiest of all. I hope God will forgive
him, and give him the kingdom of heaven,
for I have forgiven him from the bottom of
heart." Her face wore an expression of
stiblime grandeur and abnegation.
Marpha goes very often to the cemetery
of the Newsk.v Convent—oftenereven than
do the general's own children. She has the
right to do it. Her prayers are blessed
twice over. LYIHA PASCIIKOITT.
MARWOOD THE HANGMAN.
An Interview With the Celebrated Execution
er of London.
After the execution of the Rotherham
murderer recently, a reporter interviewed
Marwood, the executioner. The report says:
"It was a grand execution! Wood never
moved even a finger," were tho first words
uttered when he entered the room where a
number of persons were assembled: "I
gave him the long drop, nine feet four in
ches, and he died as peacefully as a lamb."
"What is your reason for having such a
long drop?" some one asked.
Lifting up his hands and raising his eyes,
he exclaimed in dramatic tones: "It is hu
mane, and saves suffering the man dies in
stantly.
He had not seen Wood before he met him
the cell a few minutes before the execu
tion, but whon he did see him he was very
unfavorably impressed with his face. He
thought him a cold-hearted, callous man,
and was confident of his guilt. In reply to
question respecting the rope, he called for
his bag. His visitors held their breath
hile he slowly unfastened the leathern
straps which wore around it, applied the
key to the lock, opened the bag, and brought
out its contents, which proved to be two
ropes and a few pinioning straps. One rope,
thick one, measuring about three inches
in circumference, was the rope which he
had used around tho neck, the preceding
morning, of the Alvesbury murderer, ana
ith which he had also executed Wood.
Tho other was a smaller rope, perhaps an
inch in circumference. It was a curious
sight to behold Marwood contemplating tho
ropes. He gazed upon them smilingly,
fondly handling them as tender as a mother
would handle a baby, a connoiseur a piece
of rare china, a young lady a bonnet of tho
atest fashion.
"This rope," said he, holding up the
thickest, "is the rope it is made of the
finest Italian hemp it is the rope of the
good old times." Here he grew rather elo
quent and earnest, and, with emphasis,
added: "This rope is made specially for me,
and it is supplied by the Government.
Look how beautiful and smooth it is feel
it it's a real beauty."
The visitor felt it, but failed to see much
beauty.
"Don't be frightened of it there are no
blood stains on it." He said this because
it was being very closely and critically ex
amined. "I never shed blood, and never
yet broke the skin of my patients.'
Speaking of his predecessors in the exe
cution line, he said their great fault was that
they id not study their profession scien
tifically. When he became the public exe
cutioner, hanging was nothing but a theory
little understood, and he proceeded to ex
plain the art of successful and "pleasant"
langing. In the old days of a short drop a
man suffered greatly, but since he inaugur
ated the long drop, death is instantaneous
and "plGasant." He has abolished vulgar
suffocation and strangulation. He now dis
locates the neck, severs the spinal cord, and
creates no pain. Death is like a flash of
lightning.
"I like the reporters," he subsequently
remarked, "and I think the press ought al
ways to be admitted to executions. They
represent the public, and the public should
be informed of what occurs at executions
I am kept busy. I hang from twenty to
thirty every year. I am not paid by salary
nor by the Government. The Sheriff pays
me, and I am paid very well."
mm.
He was asked what lie did in his leisure
hours: "Well, I have a nice garden at
Horncastle, to which I pay some attention
When I have business London way I go to
church. Spurgeon is my favorite preacher
I always go to hear him—he is a grand man
Sometimes I go to hear Dr. Parker at the
City Temple and at other times I go and
hear Dean Stanley. I am not a Wesleyan
—I once was. I belong to the whole Church,
not to any sect."
Courtship and Medicine.
Troy (N. Y.) Tribune.
Miss Mary Flynn was studying medicine
and being caurted at the same time. Mr
William Budd was attending to the latter
part of the business. One evening while
they were sitting together in the parlor, Mr
Budd was thinking how he should manage
to propose. Miss Flynn was explaining
certain physiological facts to him.
"Do you know," she said, "thatthousands
of people are actually ignorant that they
smell with their olfactory peduncle?"
"Millions of 'em," replied Mr. Budd.
"And Aunt Mary wouldn't believe when
I told her that she couldn't wink without
sphincter muscle?"
"How unreasonable!"
"Why, a person cannot kiss without
sphincter!"
"Indeed?"
"I know it is so!"
"May I try if I can?"
"O, Mr. Budd, it is too bad for jaa to
make light of such a subject."
Then he tried it, and while he held her
hand she explained to him about the mus
cles of that part of tie body.
"It is remarkable how much you know
about those things," said Mr. Budd—"real
ly wonderful. Now, for example, what is
the back of the head called?"
"Why, the occipital bone of course."
"And what are the names of the mucles
of the arm?"
The spiralis and the intra-spiralis among
others."
"Well now, let me show you what
mean. Wrhen I put my intra-spiralis around
your waist, so, is it your occipital bone that
rests upon my shoulder-blade in this way?'"
"My back hair, primarily, but the occipi
tal bone of course, afterward. But O, Mr,
Budd, suppose pa should come in and see
us."
"Let him come! Who cares?" said Mr,
Budd, boldly. I think I'll exercise a spihnc
ter and take a kiss."
"Mr. Budd, how can you?" said Miss
Flynn, after he had performed the feat.
,,Don't call me Mr. Budd call me Willie
he said, drawing her closer. "You accept
me, don't you? I know you do, darling."
"Willie," whispered Miss Flynn, very
faintly.
"What, darling?"
"I can hear your heart beak"
"It beats only for yon, angel."
"And it sounds out of order. The ventri
cular contraction is not uniform."
"Small wonder for that when it's bursting
for joy."
"You must put yourself under treatment
for it. I will give you some medicine."
"It's your own property, darling do what
you please with it. But somehow the
sphincter operation is one that strikes me
most favorably. LetUB again Bee how
works."
But why proceed? The old, ofll story!
A Person Who Swallows Coin
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Saturday evening five men met in an
oyster saloon, comer Sutter and Dupont
streets. One of them named Alberge pro
posed an oyster supper for the five and laid
a ten dollar gold piece on the counter, say
ing that this would be enough for the five
to eat upon. Francois, a Frenchman, who
was standing back of Alberge, reached over
his shoulder, took the ten dollar piece and
swallowed it, remarking that it was barely
enough for one to eat. All five turned
around and believing it a slight-of-hand,
remonstrated with Francois and threatened
to go through his pockets if he did not re
turn the gold piece. Francoise objected
that it was impossible for him to return it,
as he had swollowed it and, to convince
them of the feasibility of the thing, he bet
with them that ho could swallow a fifty
cent piece, and so he did, to the great
amazement of those present.
to
General Gertzoff. A priest and a beadle
were chanting the prayers for the dead, .-ith
thin, nasal voices. One woman alone was
present. When the prayers were over, she
placed the three obligatory roubles in the
priest's hand, knelt reverently down, and
Influx of Gold.
The arrivals of gold from Europe at the
assay office in New York for the weelt ended
last Raturday were $3,440,300, of which
$1,059,OttO was American coin, and $2,387,
300 foreign coin and bars. The total airi
vals since August were $5,073,680, of which
$572,185 was American coin, and $4,501,
500 foreign coin and bars. The total arri
vals for tne same period last year were
856,485. The total payments by the assay
office on this account were $800,000 for the
Week and 946,636,6000 sinoe Angapt *.
HOUSE AND FARM.
The Farm.
If there is no work a fanner can profitably
engage in during the winter, aside from tak
ing care of his stock and hauling out the
manure the animals make, he can spend his
time very profitably in study and reading.
No class of men have as good an opportunity
for reading as farmers and no class make as
poor use of it. All professional men and
most mechanics find it necessary to read and
study in order to succeed in their business.
The literature of agriculture, horticulture,
and stock-raising is as valuable, if it is not
extensive, as that of law, medicine, the
ology, or mechanics, and the farmer who is
most familiar with it will be most likely to
succeed in the occupation he has selected as
life-long pursuit.
Lime, as it comes from the kiln, is known
caustic or quick lime—tho heat having
expelled the carbonic acid gas of the carbon
ate of lime or limestone. Upon exposure to
the air and moisture this caustic lime absorbs
water and carbonic acid gas, and again re
turns to tho carbonate. During this rever
sion it decomposes vegetable matter aud sets
the elements of plant food free. It is in
this power to prepare food for the growing
crop from the vegetable matter in the soil
that the chief value of lime resides. The
greater the per cent, of lime that is in the
caustic state the more valuable it is for this
work. The quicker the lime can pe applied
after burning the better.
Mr. C. T. Curtiss in his new work on
Wheat Culture," concludes by saying:
Highest success in wheat-growing involves
and presumes skillfull and intelligent man
agement in other parts of farming, so that he
ho uniformity secures superior results with
wheat and does not impoverish his land or
soil, cannot bo other than a good fanner,
able to secure profitable results in all other
farm operations. Hence to become an
eminent wheat-grower is to become a com
plete fanner." Mr. Curtiss knows of what
le speaks as he has had a wide experience
in wheat culture.
It is entirely too late, of course, for hens
to sit, but some attention to the poultry
yard now will enable housekeepers to secure
needful supply of eggs during the winter.
Provide warm, sunny shelters, whitewash
the walls and clean up the bottoms. Boost
ing places should not be subjected to storms
of rain, snow or wind. Feed your hens on
variety of cheap, good food, including
scraps from the table. One rooster for ten
hens is enough for these polygamous birds
but have all of a large, strong breed.
E. F. Tiffany, in "Our Dumb Animals,"
tells of a horse* that belongs to his grand
father that was in the family very many
years, and was very old. A young horse
was substituted, and the old one was put in
pasture to rest. The old gentleman's meet
ing-house was three-forths of a mile away,
on the top of a hill. The very first Sabbath
grandfather went with his new horse to
meeting, on going out to the shed after the
morning service, he found his old horse
standing in the shed beside the new one
The old horse had jumped out of the pas
ture to go to and stand in his old place. It
was the only time he ever did so. How he
knew the day, or when to go, is a mystery
for there was no bell on the meeting-house
He went Sabbath after Sabbath to stand in
his old place. Grandfather indulged him
for a while, and then shut him up in the
barn on Sunday.
Some Recipes.
FBIED BREAD.—To two eggs well beaten
add one quart of sweet milk and a little salt
Dip the slices of bread into them until they
become quite soft. Fry in a little lard.
To CL'KE COLDS.—Bathe the feet well
on going tobed, and keep well covered dur
ing the night. This will produce a perspir
ation, and your cold will soon leave you
Care should be taken not to expose your
self to the cold air after having bathed the
feet.
OLD ENGLISH PLUM PUDDING.—Very
rich and expensive but mighty good eating
One pound of raisins, stoned and cut small
one pound of currants, well washed, picked
and dried quarter of a pound of citron, cut
fine half a pound of suet, shredded and
chopped very fine, almost like flour half a
pound of brown sugar, six eggs, a saltspoon
ful of ground mace, the same of allspice
half as much cloves, two teaspoonfuls of
cinnamon, the same of ginger one teaspoon
ful of salt, a nutmeg grated, one gill of
brand}*, a pint of milk, half a pound of bread
crumbs, and half a pound of flour beat the
yolks of the eggs, one at a time, well into
the sugar add all the spices and the salt
then the brandy and the milk sift the flour
and mix it well in then the bread-crumbs
and all the fruit, last of all the whites of
the eggs, beaten to a stiff froth the pudding
should be about the consistency of a plum
cake butter and then flour two tin forms
and put your pudding in them, (a two-quart
covered tin milk-can answers admirably
have a pot with boiling water, the water to
come about a third from the top of the
form put the form in the pot and let it boil
uninterruptedly for four hours have a ket
tie of boiling water to add to your pot, as
the water evaporates very rapidly. This
pudding can be kept all winter in a cold
dry place, and be warmed by boiling over
for an hour. Sauce.—Four ounces of su
gar and two of butter well creamed together
then beat an egg thoroughly into it, and two
ounces of brandy.
Fashion Brevities.
New English driving coats, with capesand
hoods, are long, loose, comfortable gar
ments, intended to take the place of ulsters
and water-proofs.
All kinds of rich embroideries and fabrics
have been brought out for aprons. The la
test novelty in this line is velvet painted by
hand.
One of the good uses to which plush has
been put is in the making of handbags, and
they are not only pretty,but a real boon to
pocketless women.
Linings may be easily colored by using
tea and copperas. Disolve a tablespoonfu,
of copperas in hot water, boil old tea grounds
or fresh tea, a cupful of grounds to two
quarts of water. Dip the linings first in the
copperas water and then in the tea solution
handle in the dye five or ten minutes till the
color is deep enough, then hang out to dry,
This makes a pretty slate color and may be
used with wollen or cotton goods.
The Women.
For tlie actual significance of names, to
turn to a lexicon is to learn that Charlotte
should possess many virtues, that Maud
a sentimental maid, that to Esther cling
conscientiousness, faith, truth, Kate is dis
tinguished for nonchalance and reckless
and refinement, Ruth is modest, Nell
geniel, Fannie flirts, Mollie is a rogue, and
Kachel is a paragon.
The New York correspondent of the
Washington Sunday Herald says: A new
diversion among New York women of mon
ey and leisure is to save a piece of every
kind of material used in their garments
These are handsomely bound inJbookform
each sample making one leaf. The volume
forms a history of the owner's dress from
season to season, and is of intense interest
to herself at least. It is a story of the con
tinued-in-our-next sort, and in too many
case tells of extravagance, vanity and ruin
Train your children to be polite at home
and you will never have cause to blush at
their rudeness abroad. The rosy-cheeked
boy and girl and the stronp and vigorous
young man who sit in their comfortable
seats in crowded cars, while gray-headed
grandfathers and grandmothers tug at the
straps, are poor commentaries on home
training. Nothing is cheaper than polite
ness, and nothing pays better. It should
not be taught because it pays, but from
principle. Tho young man who is negligent
of his mother and sister at home, or the
sister who is selfish and unthoughted, will
be no blessing to any other home into
which they are engrafted, until "they un
learn what thev have learned amiss." This
is often difficult and anoying, and robs life
of its sweetest hours and its richest gifts
Train your children in politeness ana un
selfishness in all littie things, and the great
er will oome without au effort.
The Nobility of Life.
By Uuskin.
There is no action so slight nor so mean
but it may be done to a great purpose, and
ennobled therefore nor is any purpose so
gr«»t but that slight actions may help it,
and may be so done as to help it much, most
especially that chief of all purposes—the
pleasing of God. We treat God with irrev
erence by banishing him from our hearts,
not by referring to His will upon small oc
casions. His is not the finite authority of
intelligence which cannot be troubled with
small things, There is nothing so small
hot that we may honor fioi fay asking fin
guidance of it, or insult him by taking it in
our own hands and what is true of the
Deity is equally true of his revelation. We
use it most reverently when most habitually
our insolence is in ever acting without rev
erence to it our honoring of it is in its uni
versal application. God appoints to every
one of His creatures a separate mission:
and if they discharge it honorably, if they
aquit themselves like men and faithfully
follow the light which is in them, withdraw
ing from it all cold and quenchless influ
ence, there will assuredly come of it such
burning as, according to its appointed mode
and measure, shall shine before men, and
be of sen-ice constant and holy. Degrees
of infinite lustre there must always be, but
the weakest among us has a gift, however
seemingly trivial, which is peculiar
to him, and which worthily used, will be a
gift also to his race forever. Says Geoige
Herbert
For all may have,
If they choose, a glorious life or grave.
THE SUPREME COURT.
How the United States Supreme Co*rt is
Opened-A Dignified Tribunal.
From the Washington Star.
To begin with, there is a degree of dignity
and stately bearing about the court and its
members which permeates even to the most
humble attache. There is a quiet in the
court room which recalls the Sabbath of the
Covenanters. When one enters, the invol
untary feeling comes on that the room is set
aside only for the contemplation of the
sober side of life, and woe to him who
jibes or jokes in the presence of the court.
The court is opened about this fashion.
At 12 o'clock (noon) the justices come in from
the consulting room and take their seats on
the bench. Away to the left of the cham
ber is seen a youthful officer, whose busi
ness is to catch the first glimpse of
the advancing judges. Then comes three
raps with a ponderous gavel by the same
officer. This is meant as a signal for the
audienee to rise. Then, with the Chief
Justice in advance, the judges enter
from the right of the chamber. To
the rear of the justices seats is an
lisle. In the centre is an arched entrance
for the Chief Justice. Through this aisle
the judges file and take position on the
right and left. None enter until the Chief
Justice emerges from the centre entrance.
After all have filed in, the Chief Justice
makes u graceful obeisance to the standin
audience. Then the justices take seats an'
a stroke of the gavel is made and the au
dience seats itself. The opening of the
court falls upon a youthful officer. It is
after the old English form. "Oh, yea oh,
yea," etc. and concludes with the words,
"God bless the honorable Supreme Court."
The court is now ready for business. All
the justices are clad in black silk gowns
with an ecclesiastical cut. In the desptach
of business the Chief Justice is quite expe
ditious. He is always ready with a reply to
a question, and eminently satisfactory. The
justices on the bench assume different at
titudes. Justice Miller sinks down low in
his chair, and but little can be seen of him
but the top of his head so also does Justice
Bradley. The Chief Justice sits erect most
of the time when not hearing an argument
busy in consulting the calender. Judge
Harlan is the most striking in appearance of
any of the Judges. He is tall, well built
and sits erect.
Stories of Old People.
From Chamber's Journal.
A gentleman who was showing me a lite
rary paper which he had written in a very
clear, bold hand, remarked: "I alway
write very distinctly that I may have no
difficulty in reading my manuscripts when
old age comes upon me." He was then
bordering on 70. Another very vigorous
old gentleman, aged 77, who was at the head
of a large publishing establishment, was
explaining to a friend the enormous amount
of work he went through from day to day.
His friend remarked that it must tell upon
him seriously at his age. "Oh no, "here
plied, "I don't feel it now, but I expect
shall do in after life!" I cannot vouch for
the truth of the following anecdotes, but
they may serve to "point a moral and adorn
a tale:" In the old coaching days, when
coach stopped on one occasion to change
horses, one ef the passengers strolled along
a green lane, and was surprised to see an
old man sitting under the hedge crying,
In answer to a question as to the cause of
his grief he replied that his father had been
beating him. The passenger, who thought
the father of an old man like that must be
a curiosity worth seeing, asked him to take
him to his father. The old man led him to
a cottage where a very old man was standing
at the gate looking very angry. 'Is this
your son?" he asked. "Yes,"* replied the
old man gruffly. "He tells me you have
been beating him," said the passenger
"Yes and he deserves beating, the young
rascal, for he has been throwing stones at
his grandfather!" I have heard of another
old man and his wife, both of whom had
reached the venerable age of 100. They
had three daughters, the youngest of whom
died unmarried at the age of 72. The old
woman was quite inconsolable on account
of their irreparable loss. This youngest
daughter had evidently been her pet, for
after their return from the funeral she said
to her husband, amid her sobs and tears
"I always tellt thee, John, that we should
never rear that child!"
Sara Bernhardt, the Finest Living Rep
resentative of Death.
From the Philadelphia Bulletin.
The modes in which Sara Berndardt
turns the heads of the susceptible in New
York are various. Some go wild about her
cloths others about her voice others about
her hair others about her French accent
which must be fine in a Parisian to meet
New York approval. But the latest form of
the Bernhardt agony is that of fascination
with her manner of dying. She is, appar
ently, the finest living representative
death. She has exalted the process to
fine art. She has so far, died in four dif
ferent ways on the New York stage of poi
son as Adrienne, of consumption as Mar
guerite Gautier, of remorse and heart-break
as Froufrou, and in some other way as Do
na Sol. She does them in a winsome, fas
cinating way, with ghastliness in one, with
pathos in another, with grace in all. She
dies sitting in a chair, reclining on a couch
standing erect and then tumbling in a heap
of drapery, and sprawling on the floor
How many more manners of dying she may
be capable of must depend upon the extent
of her reportoire. It must be droll to those
behind the scenes to see her various resur
rections from her death scenes, and to ob
serve the quickness with which she adjusts
her countenance to the proper expressions
when the Gabriel's trump of her audience
arouses her and calls her before the curtain
to receive the reward of their judgement.
Gen. Grant's Financial Condltka.
From the Pliil. Times.
The wagon load of rich men are getting
together again to raise a quarter million of
dollars for General Grant. They have an
undoubted right to do this, and it speaks
well for Vanderbuilt, Childs, Drexel, the
bonanza poople and others that they are
willing to do it. But they have no right to
give the impression to the country that
Grant is in needy circumstances, for he is
not He has only himself and liis wife to
look after. His eldest son is a colonel in
the army, with a rich wife. His only
daughter has more than a competence with
her english husband. His two younger
sons are married to wives whose fathers are
worth millions of dollars. General Grant
own fortune cannot be much less than two
hundred thousand dollars. This ought to
be enough to keep him becomingly for the
rest of his days. Still the rich men have
right to increase his fortune if they desire
only let them not give out the report that
Gaant is poor for the purpose of exalting
themselves.
St. Paul.
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A Thrilling Scene in Court.
There was a singular episode iu the trial
the other day, in New York, of Augustus D.
Leighton, a mulatto, for the murder of Ma.
Dean, his mistress. The prisoner tolii
the story of the killing. He said that when
Mary Dean struck at him with the curling
tongs he put his hand to his hip pockel,
scarcely knowing what he was doing, and,
he pulled out his handkerchief, brought
the razor with it. Then, standing up, and
taking the razor that was handed to him in
the court, he illustrated by a sudden, sweep
ing movement of the handle the manner in
hich he struck Mary Dean the deadly blow.
The act sent a shiver through the spectators,
and Mr. Quarles, the prisoner's counsel,
stepped back suddenly, and said to him:
Don't do that again." It had its effect to®,
upon Leighton, for when he sat down he
was trembliug with great agitation. He ev
idently did not recover from the effects of
and it was only a few moments afterward
when he left the stand that he burst into
tears.
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