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?[iT?* Do tll0U Groat Liberty Inspiro our Souls and make our lives in thy tassossion happy, or our Deaths Glorious in thy Just Defence."
BENNETTS VII J ,E.. U C.. MAY 9. 1888.
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NO. ar.
?io hoad ol' H fountain.
|r tho hand of fate,
Jbot of a mountain,
b^ohain of debate.
?- wi of fortune,
ole" of tho South,
utatn of knowlcdKO,
tat'? mont li.
|f norrow,
of tho .storm,
in of juatlco,
of ?COI ll.
ian'H heart,
[pf a needle,
Wa ol' Time,
L-liy mo.
[been entertaining
pontoon, anti abo
^out of tho wayj
i and tho apart
[\? whoii Utero
joor, aud Utero
?light stood &
/elhig shawl,
3, Torrance,
kiri, "I'loase
ll cold. 1'vo
lora tho sta
lo eat sluco
IM rs. Tor
livo with
dead, and
[io Baptist
[rou didn't
did you?
you be
fats os3eu
(i, albeit
eor that
ockor to
Kt on tho
for Emily now. .She roso hurriedly,
dressed herself and cunio down stairs.
"Aunt Dorcas," she said, as she en
countered that lady frying hain and
eggs over tho kitchen Ure., "what is
tlioro in this neighborhood Tor a wo
man to do?"
"Eh?" sild Mr?. Torrance in sur
"To earn my living, I mean I" ex
plained Emily, "ls tho district school
supplied with a teacher?"
Mrs, Torrance nodded as sim placed
tho slices of frizzling ham on ii bluo
cilged plato, and arranged tho eggs in
golden spheres above.
Is there a factory hereabouts?"
pursued Emily.
"Used to bo," said Mrs. Torrance.
But they failed, and it is has boon
shutdown for ten months."
"Do you know of any ono who
wants a girl," asked tho city cousin.
Mrs. Torrance set tho coffee pot on
tho table, blue tho horn for Job, and
then responded to her niece's query by
a countorquesi ion.
"Why don't you stay hore?"
"Because," said Emily, with apb ii ,
"I want to earn my own living." .
Well, you can earn it hero, can't
youl 1 was calculating to hire a girl
this spring. And if you'll work hon
estly for it, I'll give you tue six dollars
n month I was going to pay hired
Emily's face brightened.
"I Bhould Uko that," said she. And
then Job came In, tall, handsome and
Hushed, bis curls still wot from tho
spring Into which ho bad dipped them,
and a sprig trailing arbutus pinned into
his coat, and spoke a frank welcome to
the young girl whom bo had never be
fore seen.
"So Cousin Shadraclt Suely la dead,"
he said.
"Yes," said Emily quietly.
"Did you like him?"
"No," confessed the girl. "He was
cross and surly, and had no sympathy
with anybody. 13ut I tried to bs kind
to him. And bo kissed mo 0112e before
ho died, and said I had been a good
"/nd thou ho wont and lort his
furn yi^to ibo refuge'-iW Baptist wid*'
owtfand orphansl" said Mts, Torrance.
That's Cousin Shadraclt all over."
"He had a right to do as ho pleased
with his money," said Emily, a falut
JpW rising to hor cheeks.
&wel?, it's all over and gone," said
$ Torrance. There ls 110 use talk
bout it now."
d she sighed softly to think how
of life's bard augols might have
voided in tho future, if only
LShadrach had been less inter
file Baptist widows and or
good of tho month, Mrs. Tor
forced to acknowledge that
' well earned ber six dollars a
1 board. The girl certainly bad
r that wonderful magnetic
ich philosophers dub "execu
y," and New England house
man "faculty." Siio was a
Fook-she did things without
'to take any trouble at all.
fn't understand il," auld Mrs.
ML "A little, dark, slim thing
[9 always brought up to sit with
ks folded."
Lio day In July when Job and
Itmo in from strawborrlng,
iionod fingers, laughing faces,
le heaped high with tho fra
Mra. Torrance started In
of tho dalry, where she
?ottago cheese."
she cried, "j wonder I
of that beforo. Oh,
Irl I can never consent
ig world,
that ovoid ng. ,
id ho, "Emily has
into boars.
twenty yours]
?1 than when my
kother. Now
but tell mo
?ault to find
a sweeter
ct; "but
ts when
ho first
in to
thu scout of tall white lillies iii thc a!r,
Emily suddenly bioko tho silence.
".lob," eald she, "would you like to
bo rich?,'
"Well, yos," said Job, "i'd like
money enough lo keep my wifo in lux
""Would you, Aunt Dorcas?" said
Emily, turning to Mrs. Torrance,
"Of courao I should," said tho ma
tron, vigorously applying her knitting
needles; "but I don't ever expect it,')
"But you aro rich," said Emily with
a little tremor in her voico. "Job is
rich-wo aro all rich together, with
Cousin Shadrach Seel y's monoy."
"But," cried Mrs. Torrance. "1
thought he lort it all to the Baptist
widows and orphans."
"Not ail," said Emily. "It's a se
cret, but I may toll you now. Half was
left to tho Refuge-the other thirty
thousand is mine, to bo paid over to
mo on tho day on which I marry a man
who, ignorant of Cousin Shadraoh's
bequest, has loved mo loyally and well.
It was the old man's wini, and I bavo
respected it. Oh, Aunt Dorcas, I
carno to you because in my loneliness
and bewilderment 1 knew not wbero
clso to go-but I little dreamed that I
was entering directly into tho kingdom
of a noble heart."
lt was truo, Shadrach Seoly eccon
trie in life, had boon equally eccentric
in death-and when Mr. Musiybill, tho
lawyer, paid over tho legacy, ho said,
"It's all right. It's exactly as my
poor client would havo had ltl 1 con
gratulate you, Mrs. Job Torrance."
And Mrs. Torrance, the elder, had a
higher opinion than over of her daugln
ter-ln-law's attractions; now th ut they
are set in a background of gold.
Br?ale fust nt Sandringham.
Tho Princess of Wales prefers light
colored dresses, oven In winter; ber
cachemires and serges aro trimmed with
fur, but they aro of somo soft gray or
brown tint, evon in December. While
at Sandringham she comes down to
breakfast at a reasonable hour, and di; -
penses tho tea herself ~sho ls snld to
prefer this beverage to coffeet even. ,l?
tho mornings-ont of a handsomely
chased sliver toa service Tho china,
which ls of the choicest, is all inscribed
with tho heir-apparent's motto, "Ich
Dien," and the tablo ls always gay witli
The prince generally puts ic
an appearance at this repast, which h
a moro sumptuous one than hh
mother's mututinal meal-gamo, ham
pates, plover's eggs and plonty of sub
stuntlal, good things covering tho woll
spread table. Tho whole party as
sembles afterward in tho long saloon
Tb is room-tho samo In which tin
birthday and other balls are held-ii
full of family portraits, the prince am
princess, their children, in Scc??I
costumes, the king and queon of Dea
mark, &c.
Two things th this saloon are alsi
sure to atract the attention of all thosi
who enter lt for the first time-a hug'
boar, killed by tho prince, and stufte?
In so lifelike a manner as to glvo to th,
beholder quito a start, near tho door
and a magnificent jasper vase, a presen
from tho czar to his favorite sister-ln
law. Breakfast over;, tho prince be
takes himself to his library, whoro bl
secretary assists him to dispose of a vol
uminou8 correspondence, whllohis wif
and daughtors, if tho morning be line
aro almost suro to make a tour of lr
spectlon round tho farm. Tins is th
princess' dearest hobby; all the build
lugs have beon arranged according t
her express direction, and the innc
walls ure covored with ? paintings an
sketches, many of them fron^ tl)^ brua
of the Duchess of Manchester, of oom
try lifo lu Donroatk and England,
Curious A11'iimnlor^,"ilotofl.
A local photographer, s^who does
fashionable trade, has a curious albui
of photos. They aro of women 'a bandi
and every hand is distinguished by or
ling. Some years ago, ho tolls mo, >
young socioty woman who had vei
pretty hands experienced the fancy i
have tho ono on which hor sweotfroa:
bad recently put an engagement,, rln
pictured. Tho fashion being thus si
ls, ho says, still kept up. ^ Not all <
tho hands aro beautiful onos - by ar
moans. In fact really pretty ham
are in the minority. T^i.oro 18 ,
preponderance of fat palms and st ubi
fingers that does not speak Well for tl
manual rellnement of our beat soi'l?t
But evon tho host kept bands, nulo
thoy are symmotrioal In proportionna
Hablo to look clumsy In a phof?$rap
Tho variety of rings on this coilectic
of pictures is a credit to our Jewelei
Indeed you can trace the fashions
rings Tor sovoral years by thom.
I had tho value of those rings," sa
j tho photographer, meditatively, '
Ithink I could spend a year in Euro]
and not havo to swim home."
j^tutnl a Couti Clmuec ol'Ccttlnj? j
Mm i led Well.
? -y*
In immy stores !n lower Broadway,
Nassau-st, and tho streets that cross
thom > are young lady uashiers wheeo1
wages por in lt them to pay $100 a year
for commutation tickets to country
towns, whore they live with a degreo of
connon not obtainable for tho . same
money In the city. They are a prepos
sessing lot of gil 1?; well dressed, bright
eyed, rosy cheeked and plump, who aro
a great deal more Uko rural than city
women in their habits and methods of
speech. They know much more about
tobogganing, skating, straw rides,
homo coming, donation parties, sur
prise parties and class meetings than
about tho'theaters or tho signs and
shows of Ibo town.
A great many aro courted and wedded
in the country and there settlo down for
lire, but a student of this now element
in business which is putting young giris
side by side with, and oven above mon
lathe stores and ofllces, has found that
marriages between them and tho men
they work with aro growing more and
more frequent. Indeed bo says that a
less proportion of thom grow into old
maids than of factory girls or girls who
don't work for a living. The men in
charlo of tho largo shops and such
establishments as the telegraph operat
ing rooms declaro that the girls pick
out tho smartest of tho men around
them for their husbands, and do not, as
la so of ton tho case with wemen who
stay at homo, marry tho empty bends,
drones, ?drunkards, or "bad eggs."
These same authorities declaro that in
all other malters tbeto well-paid and
skilled girls aro loss ?--entimeutul and
moro practical than their move fortu
nato, stay-at-home sisters, ^.t tho same
timo Umso who have a taste for eewiiur
make and mend their own apparel, and
those who like household work and
cooking, practico it at night and on
Sundays and whenever a chance is af
forded them.
^lu?ta picture all this presents.
4^S:-.\^//< t|li*U8aPrta- ?^ young women
employed at nice work, with good pay,
living In tho country at least half the
day, forced to bo neat and as pretty as
possible while at their work, liable to
marry early and well, growing practical
aud wiso, and yet remaining as womanly
asthelr mothers. Fortunate Now York,
to have such a host of well nigh perfect
gals. '.?
?ict'Aymen Should Take Lesson*) for
tho Hcmcflr, ol'Their Coil
Thore Is a branch or tho profession
of the elocutionist that seems,thus tar,
liayJ6?|g?Si)odlhogra?pof thoub quit
in quarters who aro ci ntiaually scour
ing Ino town In quest of novelties.
This may, however, bo duo to tho fact
that it ls of so delicate a nature in it
self that it sensitively shrinks from
publicity. I knoW. 'that In' my own
casent chanced upon lt by Occident. I
found my flrst clow to it in a business
prospectus, and oj?j^ofjl\\e first persons
to: assure me thapojfi? ' Know nothing
about it and had never heard of suoh a
thing In his life was au eminent divino,
who, I was subsequently convinced,
was ono of those who proil?od most
largely by it. 'For my parrara bo s?to,
I carno to soo why a clergyman should
be ashamed to admit that he Is laking
lessons In elocution, certainly it is no
crime against society or tho church for
^MflS^li?r to improve his methods of
flM^^cal delivery. Actors rehearse their
pans and painters make sketches and
^Studios for their plfltyuroB. Why a pul
Tit expounder ?silo?id not make some
pindar preparatloh for his sur .nous and
lectures is not clear to mo, and that
some of our beqt and most popular pul
pit speakers do so is, it seoms to mo,
simply a tiibute to their common sense.
If they all did lt, it would bo to the
benefit ot' their congregations, who
havo nowadays to sit out a vast deal
of poor speaking to got at the meat of
the aorijii?|fi^e.livored Tor tholr good.
ThertMrnG two w^ys in which our
mlnisters*bmploy the elocutionist to
improve thom as speakers. These
might bo called tho direct and indirect.
Tho direct consists in regular lessons
In elocution, often .involving rehearsal
of tho sormrm^il^elf. The Indirect
consiots of einp?p^lliVg'tho export to liston
to and crltici^^'itbo orator, so t hat by
acquainting} litm with lus faults ho U
warneu to avoid them. Th's sort of
thing is ?ailed, I bel levo, "instruction
In clorlca^r,eftdJng., Tho elocutionists
mako a special feature, I am told, ol
prayers, for ?tho Impressive reading of
which many divines carofully prepare
thomselvos. fA natural orator ? like
Henry Ward' Beecher even did not
disdain to occasionally employ an ox
pert to listen to him and furnish him
-villi a careful criticism of lus speak*
ng. With this point in view it can bo
mderstoodhow advantageous the couti
?el and assistance of the expert must
ie to hundreds of preachers, who, no
natter how largo their learning and
volo their powers of analysts and com
position may be, do not possess tho
>rator?cal gilt of tho great Brooklyn
Histor. Tho ability to write a sermon
>y no moans guarantees tho ability to
Io!'"cr it eloquently? as a great many
people who go to church no doubt
Tho sooner the elocutionist gota his
Ino work in among our literary mon
:he better lt will be for them. If ibero
iro any worse realtors or speakers
?xtaut than ttio average person who
writes poetry and books 1 should not
Uko to bavo to listen to thom. At tho
recent authors' readings In this city I
leard some or tho worst specimens of
oratory from some of tho cleverest of
>iir wielders of the pen, that I expect
to hear in my lifo. All over town I
rall in with mon of letters, who read
Vii sorts of productions to mo willi a
fascinatingly ridiculous absence of that
grace of dollvery and expressiveness of
Intonation that make a reading worth
bearing. If only for tho sake of the
friends whom they call upon to pass
judgment on their compositions, these
gentlemen should call upon tho elocu
tionist for some assistance toward
ameliorating tho torrors they incarnate
when tho Ono frenzy or speech Is upon
Ail An?cdota ol Horneo Greeley.
When I was a cub-back in tho
thirties-I was living with my mother
?ind stop-father In Brooklyn. One day
I was sent over lo New York to deliver
an Imposing stone lo the firm of Greo
ley & Winchester, who were then pub
llshlng Tho New \)Torld. I was told
not to deliver tho Btono unless I got
my money, When I arrived at Horaco
Greeley's ofllce he Immediately ordered
bis men to hoist tho stono to tho third
story with a block and tackle, and it
was hoisted. I had insisted with Mr.
Greeley that I . could not leave tho
3lono without tho money, but he simply
answered mo by saying, **My son, tho
stono ls in the th lid story; how are you
going to get it down? You come over
Saturday and I will pay you for tho
stone.I told him if I went back
without tho money I would get a terri
ble threshing, and which, by the way, I
unquestionably got.
I went back Saturday and Mr. Groo
ley, wanted to put me oit again. I
told him of tho beating which roy step
father had given me. Ho soemed to
doubt it, so ? pulled off my jacket and
showed biro how blade and blue my
back was. When he saw tho marka he
said: "My GodI what a brute a man
must bo to beat a child in that manner.
Sit down. I'll got tho money, although
I'll have to borrow it," In live minu
tes ho returned with somo apples and
ginger cako for me, and then he went
out and was gone for an hour, when he
appoared with tho money. When I re
ceipted tho bill ho handed me $1, say
ing: "This will take a little of tin
pain out of your back, aud, if ever yoi
want a friend and I can serve you
come and seo me." I did not meo:
Greeley again for seven years, when
met him in Washington. I was n
need of a friend then, and he intro
Jr>ced mo to Henry Clay and Danie
Webster, and did all he could to fur
Iber my Intorests, which by the way
was my first successful stepping Eton?
In life.
Women "Who Want Shoes.
It Is an onay matter for an experien
ced man to handle women who wan
shoes. If she asks for a certain num
ber bo will not go away and got tin
size. Ile will take off her shoe am
have a look at her foot, from which In
can tell at a glance Just what sort of i
shoo will flt her, Get one that \vii
make her foot feol comfortable am
that will look nice, and she purchase
at onco. If you take her word for th
number, the chances are that you wil
be decelvod, for a woman has an un
accountable objection to telling ho
exact nnmber,even if lt ls in tho threes
A groen dork soon loams this little pe
cullnrlty aftor ho lins shown everythlnj
In tho show to several who will no
buy. Another rule with women is no
to aliow them too much. Let them se
several nice things and their choice i
easy. If they aro aultod; but show then
your whole stock and they want to se
moro. I find that ladles aro not s
given to oramping their feet as formei
ly, so ns to make thom seem smalloi
Young mis?es still do that, but womo
of tho world aro not so willing to ir
jure their feet. The Introduction c
English styles has done this, for Enp
llsh ladles always wear comfortabl
shoes, regardless of a tight Mt.
--The Republic of Switzerland niect??
a President every year.
-Tho torm Derrick ia an ?bbi'ovla
tion of Theodoric, a hangman iii Ty
burn in tlio 17th century.
-Thoodoro Tilton 1? living in a re
moto quarter of Paria in by no means
alliuent circumstances.
-Tho Princesa ot Wales ami ber
daughter sometimes sing to tho in
mates of London hospitals.
-Tho bat Mo of Buena Vial?, was
fought and won by General Taylor on
Washington's birthday, 1817.
-Tho party which conducted tho
Mlnndun chief to his nation has re
turned. Tho journey was performed
in 101 days.
-Tho "Great She': is the name of
tho latest gold mino sp?culative com
pany in London. The mine io KM ld to
bo In South Africa.
-During 18S7 eleven and one-half
tons of postage stamps-nearly 170,
000,000 In number-wore sold afc the
Now York, post olllco.
-Japan hus a twolvo yenv?ohl girl
whoso fcot mensur?lo luches in length.
Hut her heieht ls eight feet, and she
weighs ovor 270 pounds.
-A Greok named Dlmitrlus Autlppa
lately dlod at Constantinople at tho
age of 116. He knew Robespierre,
and possessed several of his lotter8.
-In tho State of Ohio, which* lies
between that river and Lake Erie, we
learn that tho population already ex
ceeds 200,000. It baa 4 banks nud 13
weekly nowspapers,
-Lithographers will bo pleased to
know that lithographic stone is found
in Dallas, Texas, fully equal lo the
stone Imported from Europe, it costs
from $10 to $55 for a stone 30x40.
-There is a woman living nt Hau
Ibal, Mo., who ls so heavy that 3he
can't walk, and is wheeled about. In a
cart by an able-bodied attendant. She
weighs 410 pounds, and otherwise is In
good health.
-Her Majesty tho Queen ot Eng
land has subscribed 8200. toward tho
fund for tho purchase of tho cottage in
which Milton wrote-" Farad lae Lose."
This ls not a very largo -um, but it is
Tour timos as much aj Uiltou received
for tho poem.
There ls a curious law in vogue lu
Switzerland which compels every
newly-married couple to plant trees
shortly after tho coromony. The trees
ordered to be plantod on Weddern? days
aro tho pine and weeping willow. On
natal days tho suggestive birch tree is
The Klug ot Bavaria has moved
out and William Vandorbllt has
moved in. That Is, William bas
rented tho palace and estate ol' the
hildy deceased idiot. After while the
American millionaires will own all tho
available palace property in Europe
and rbynltry will have to pay lodging
in ita nncestral halla.
Eight sportsmen shot over the
preserved ground of Lord Manslleld at
Scone, Perthshire, recently, when the
extraordinary number of 1,400 bead of
game fell to their guns. Of that hum
ber 1,100 were pheasants. Ono ol' the
party used throe guns,, which wero kept
loaded by two hoopers, and at one spot
during tho day's work ho had about
300 pheasants lying around him.
-A Hungarian miner who was.re
cently treated by a physician at Pfroe
nlxvllle, Pa., had been living lor imreo
montbB at an expense for food ol only
two cents a day. Ho was earning SI a
day, but ate only blaok bread. As a
consequence his teeth were falling out
when the physician bogan to treat bim,
and he was slowly starving.
-A Kafilr vanished,and groans were
heard. Ho was searched for without
result, but on the following night
groans were still heard. Tho search
continued, and tho man was found
murdered. His murderer was arrested
and executed, but the groans still con
tinued, to tho dismay of their auditors.
At last they wero traced to a mocking?
bird. That bird, alone ol' living things,
had seen the deed of blood.
-Tho crawi for Japanese bric-a-brac
which hus so thoroughly oaught and
held American collectors ls tho growth
'of,' a little over thirty years. When
Commodore Perry returned to Wash
ington from Mikado land, about 1854,
ho brought tho ilrst Japanese curios
over seen lmre. Among them wore
two largo lacquered bowls, with
covers, ono of which waa bought by
Edward Evorel t. Lacquered ware was
??oatly admired, and it was declared
hat tho Japanese had made w?od mal
leable. .
-i~A quoer custom prevails amoru?
tho Indians of tho KuBkowim country.
It seems that if a native woman is
agreeablo to a change of husbands, thu
question of hor possession is decided
by a wrestling match between the two
rivals, m which tho victor carries off
tho woman. Tho vanquished combat
ant does not appear to entertain the
slightest fooling of anger or resentment
against his more successful opponent.
-A physician in sending a certificate,
of birth to the health ofllco gave the
following account of tho parentage of
tho child: "About a year ago Rosl
Forraro/a widower with two children,
advertised for a wife.. Von ie RaiTol
called to seo him, and thoy wero mar
ried by Rov. F. Andreis. Ho treated
hts children so badly that 1 hud him
arrested. Threo months after tho
murringo ho took his two children and
returned to Italy, deserting his witt*.
Sho ls now cared for by friends, and nb
she possessen is 12 cents. Hbo had lil,
but considering that an unlucky hum
ber, she gavo ono-away, yesterday,*'

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