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My lady lips, so carved, so sn(l,
Have dealt to me a cruel "No
Iow shall I, thus denied and scoffed,
From out her beauteous presence go?
(I?1,??—Proud lips, your lovely scorn
Within my breast shall plant no thorn,
.ve fia!ied 'neath lashes black
Which hide her wondrous eyes from me,
And response there flushes back
A glmce which shall my answer he.
Curved brows are lips whence arrows fly
To wound, to rend, mavhap to slay.
Deep wells are eyes where truth doth lie—
will to me her heart betray.
n,'5' 'etK' "r eyes, your light denies
•Ihe proud lips' curve. All. rapture lies
Hhin those pure, clear depths for lue,
Not snowy lid, tiorj^tty lash,
Can longer hide the iljw and Hash
Of love's tide welling full and free,
Rod lips, to nimghty mocking lent,
Ivisses shall be your punishment.
—From Continent.
A Now View of Femininity at the
Modern Alliens.
Letters to San Francisc Argonaut.
A friend who liaa marie a reflective
study of women in two or three coun
tries, says that when ho is at liberty to
choose his second wife he will come to
Boston for her, for no where else are
there such nice girls. He goes on to say
that the best class of Boston girls have
the fine complexions ami good manners
of English, girls without their inanity
they are noble and witty as French wo
men, without their frivolity they dress
with a blending of Philadelphia quiet
ness and Parisian taste they are affec
tionate as southern girls, without their
vicious temper they (hrtajorably with
out comDromising themselves or any
body else they are charming comrades
in mature™ years, and, by their taste
and piquancy, keep their place with hus
bands and sons alter they have passed
into the region of neuralgia and white
shawls. It takes courage to assert such
an opinion in a world of. pretty women,
and it should nut be given without rea
This picture is directly opposed to the
popular idea of the Boston woman—a
gaunt female in spectacles and bright
blue veil who has the pluuipnes-and
complexion of a dried codlish prying,
viewy, censorious who talks about the
"values of the inexpressible,'' the "rela
tivity ol the peiceptives, and the "con
jugation of the inlinite." Unfortunately,
she is not.extinet but, like the elk and
moose, she grows scarcer year by year.
Perhaps she has the reputation of being
the typical New Kncland woman because
she is pervasive in society as oil of pep
permint, and, for all practical purposes
of peeking and prying, one of her is as
good as a dozen, rfhe it was who wor
ried the blue out of youthlul skies by
anxiety about damp shoes lor healthy
young people who gloried in being soak
ed by summer rains, and minded wet
feet us much as a duck does the sand in
his toe-nails. Her horror of good fare
was unutterable us her dread of
heresy, and who prescribed "healthful"
desserts of rice ami West India molasses
or corn-starch custard in place of iniiice
pie and plum pudding. It was she who
instilled inro your tender mind the
duty of being dutiful to your maiden
aunt, "because she has a lot of money,
aitd when she dies, if you please her
she'll leave you some."' "It was sho
whom 1 heard say to a young arthor
happy over lii3 nevv book "just out: "I
s'por-e yoli paid enough to get it pub
lished, didn't you?"—and to a woman of
good descent, not so rich as she might
be, who wanted lhe family coat of arms
copied for a relic: "Are you sure it
wasn't a livery coat instead of a coat of
ai"ms copied, for a relic, now?" For this
kind ofcieature couldn't omit the chance
of making a brulid speech for any con
sideration, and held spite with a'raneor
and canker you wouldn't believe. This
kind of a woman is the lineal descendant
of feudal malice and vice. She came of
the families that hung the Salem witches
and drove Quakers into the wilderness,
and is the unlovely physical result of
cramped distorted ways of living, of sap
less, stingy fare, cold, aguish bed-rooms
ill stull'y, smelly houses, the godiessness
and inhumanity of whose habits yet lin
ger in rank savor about their oid" beams
and plaster. Thank heaven, this happy
race is dying out between "liver" and
There arc two styles of modern Boston
girls. One style embraces a luxurious
sort of damsel, rather dazzling in girl
hood, with |Hiach-and crea.ny cheeks,
round contours, liquid,glowingeyes,and
hair like black satin, apt to ripen into a
sumptuous later beauty, it is odd, .but
you will .find more of these large, glow
ing imperious black eyes in and around
Boston tlian you will iii any city of the
south. It comes of a sttain of rich, hot
eavr.lisr blood, that is responsible for
the daring and the romance of
New England stories, and a good deal of
the latier underlies the decorous surface
of New England to-'-ay, especially among
the old families. It is the romance of
self-will and rivalry—there is little love
romance left in the world. One dark
eved, old-schoo! lady know, had a fond
ness for a man who wrs in debt to her
own brother some thousands of dollars,
borrowed on ,his note of hand. After
the brother's funeral, while the.rest were
at flic5grave, siie hunted up the note
among the dead man's papers, tore of)
the signature, and defied family in
dignation with the cool remark: "There
was no.uso-making a luss about it." I
know of a woman with the profile of lib
ertv on the coins, \vho, tired of her old.
over-fond husband, went oil'to the sea
side in summer, passed herself as a wid
ow and the husband in briefvisits as her
uncle,.actuailv married a young second
husband oat of a Boston family, and
lived within fifty miles of her old home
for two years before the (rick was found
out. Then the hussy contiived to make
the. ilrst husband mortgage his property
and give her hplf he was worth before
with her. She had soinu
"sl'iamelul secret of his money-getting in
her keeping, and this was the price of
of her silence. The wealthy old bach
elor, Ben Wright, whose ten or twenty
wills made stirfh work f&r the prob ue
court, not long ago. was a firm believer
in tlie divine -right of rich people to
please themselves. He had a partiality
for pretty women. especially for one
gay young married woman, wife of a
stock-broker, one of'the new people
and when the doctor ordered him down
to Florida for the winter, what does -he
du-bufwrtte up to her .family, asking
that she'sfiotiUl be allowed to comedown
and take (tare ol him? Down she flutter
ed with trunks and toilets- bew.tching,
installed herself at his side, and at
last got liim to make a will in hor favor,
giving her the bulk of his millions. The
family threatened to (jut her letters in
court, and a compromise was made by
which she pot a hundred thousand or
so. Her husband is remarkably pleased
with the financial ability of his wife, and
both move in the gayest of gay society.
The world is wide, und, as one lady of
irreproachable notionssaid, "ifyou shut
sinners out of society you don't always
know whether it is they or you that are
outside the most. I don't make such
persons my bosom friends, or ask them
to my house, neither when I i«»eet them
do I feel obliged to sit as judge and jury
on my fellow-creatures which express
es the amiable sentiments of society to
ward pleasant people in general.
Leaving out the flawed peaches, there
is another sort of Bdston girl, delicate
of complexion, with bright, expressive
eyes, and lace all guy, with qui :k intelli
gence, swaying figure, dancing step, and
stylo nrire simple and perfect than that
of any other women made. .She does
not transfix you with repartea, like
your clever Californians she hasn't so
much o! the bouncing manner ol the
New York girl. .Away from the men,
she isn't sentimental as the Alabamian,
who is quite Capable of Quoting "Marmi
on" to you at uny lime, nor does she
tolerate poems of the St. Louis-M ihvau
kee order. She is the kind of girl her
father takes comfort in talking to, ami
never needs snubbing from her brother
to keep her in order. She isn't turned
out to order by the dozen, like those in
sipid model young English ladies who
come over traveling with their papas
and mammas, and who give you the
idea of needing to be kept in boxes all
their lives. The Boston girl is made to
order and the pattern broken. The
voices of well bred young women here
are curiously alike and I have turned
so often to greet a friend, whose soft,
tunable voices I could have sworn to,
and found a stranger, that it is more
frequent than amusing. Perhaps
from something I have said before, you
•get the idea that a Boston girl knows
how .to dress, She don't wear paim-leat.
cashmere suits with fen-inch fringes on
the street, like the tip-top Denver girl,
or cross quagmires in ruby velvets. Tike
the gorgeous young cattle-queeu afore
said. She frequently wears rubbers,
and writes on postal cards sometimes,
but vou are never tempted ta take her
for an actress or a parlor-maid out. You
see her walking down the common with
her gray-headed papa mornings—he on
his_ way to business she, with her em
broidered bag of books, on her way to
lessons—both chatting like good com
rades. Her mamma does not find it
necessary to send a French maid with
her every time she goes out alone at
Jeast only the stock-brokers (the new
people) do that, and nice work the girls
and the maids together make sometimes.
The smart American girl savors
enough mischief without having a
French bonne to teach her any more
than she knows already.
Boston is woman's"city, where they
como and go with an independence
highly convenientto all concerned. The
iinmas can remember when it was not
etiquette for ladies to visit tho Athen
:eum Art Gallery in day time without an
escort,' ami they are not likelv to wish
their daughters under any such restric
tions. The line slender girls I meet
stepping across the common to their les
sons, with that deer-like carriage of the
head that suits their soft, seiious eyes,
and their faces which have tho inno
cence ofa^thoughtful, well-informed child
dressed in plain English suits of forest
green cashmere, with close capes, furry
hat and feather, trim to the tips of their
frills, gloves, and boots, are ail order of
young ladyhood one could bear
to see oftener. Such girls
will never need their freedom abridged.
If their mammas wish to have a game
dinner over at Point Shirley—which is
across the bay for San I rancisco—they
make up a party and have, if anything,
a better time than their husbands who
may be dining in the next room, as
happened once. Women in society go
to opera aud theatre unattended ana un
eriticised. As one envious girl said:
"New York people of family think they
can't go any
where without the carriage
and a guard of honor here the nice peo
pie think they can go everywhere and
auvhow." What's the gooci of being
better family than everybody else, if you
can't do as you please?
How tlie Fust Powder Train Kan
Toward Aiitietani Battlc-Gruiiud
At the battle of Antietam Mc Olellan't
ammunition ran short. A train was dis
patched from Baltimore via the North
rn Central Railway to Harrisburg.
thence via Cumberland Vallev Railroad
to Hagerstown, Md., which was within a
few miles of the front. The engineer of
this ammunition train had orders to run
to Hagerstown as quickly aS his engine
would do it. Sounding a few quick
whistles and the train dashed through
the startled towns of the Cumberland
Valley, sweeping the surface of the
ground clear of leaves and dirt along the
rack. It seemed to be travelling in a
whirlwind of dust and smoke. I saw it
whirl chickens, which were close to the
track, around and dash them away as il
a cyclone had struck them. The train
reached Hagerstown in safety where
the freight was quickly transierred to
army wagons, and soon the bullets
were "tickling the seconds" and the
shells booming in Lee's front.
The Rev. T. De Wilt Talmaze s:)oke
of this incident in »ne of his sermons,
The ammunition at .Antietam had
given out. A train went thundering
down toward the battlefield- it stopped
not lor any crossing ttiev put ilowu
brakes for no grade they held up for no
peril the wheels were on fire with speed
as thuy dashed by. It the train did not
come :p in time with the ammunition
the battle might be lost.
Aimed at tticfBrnkemaii.
No, my son, that gentlemen in the az
ure clothing and gilt buttons is not a na
val officer. He is agehtle'man of leisure,
of no profession, and without and above
occupation. He spends his time on the
cars, because he can there be,st serve his
fellows. He is always doing some good
act. At one moment he is locking the
stove door, to prevent the firo from go
•ag out at another he is turning down
the lights, to ore vent the passengers
from reading, and thereby injuring their
eyesight, and at the same time furnish
ing to all the rich perfume which the par
tial consumption of kerosene oil always
ntfords and anon he is playfully myst.
fy.ng his fellow-mortala by calling" out
the names of stations in language untell
igible and unknown. But his principal
and pleasantest labor is to assist young
ladies off the cars. It is estimated by
statisticians that the average brakeman
squeezes the arms of 4,798,S45 young la
dies per annum. It is very pleasant to
be a brakeman, but only the sons of mil
jioi aires can afford to aspire to the pos
ition.—Boston Transcri pt.
Tho Decline of Winnipeg.
From Correspondence of tbe Boston Tran
I his is not a very jolly British city to
visit just now, although bed and board
were in such demand a year or eighteen
months aco that the owner of a canvas
tent t«enty by sixty feet could retire to
the lake ot'Comofor the remainder of
his lire after a month's rental from it.
But now all is changed: city lots that
sold as high as $1,4(J0 a front foot are
held for an otler, and there is no one to
make it. The city has had its boom and
high fever and relapse, collapse in fact,
is upon the capital of the Province of
Manitoba, the first city of the great
Northwest. Within two years the rush
was no great from Upper Canada that
there was not room in the cars nor in
the hotels of Winnipeg for the crowds.
Demand for anything soon begets sup
ply, ol course, and then more leisurely
brick buildings followed, and now it is
said the hotels in this city are as nu
merous as churches in Rome, where the
learned reader of "Hare" and other
guide-books will remember, there are
churches, or, more accurately speaking,
a church, for every day in the year. Be
the number as it may, thev are numer
ous and varied in Btyle," from "Tlie
Queen's," which is very English in its
musty atmosphere an .I in the solid i-ilver
or plated service on the tables, to the
lodging-houses, in imitation of the Eng
lish, where for wopence one can get a
musty if not nastv shake-down "Tou
can live on a crust a dav in
Europe," says Bayard Taylor,'r but
below four cents ior a bed you can't
But Winnipeg, save in the name and
air of its principal hotel, is not in any
manner an English city. You don't see
a "red coat" and the "bob"—thelearned
traveler will remember that a London
policeman is called a "bob," and ho will
also remember that an English shilling
is called a bob—the "bob" in the huge
buffalo overcoat will tell you that he
came here from Wisconsin." l'he people
in the streets are Americans, and the
wares in the shops are Yankee. But
the heavy swell with the glass disc in
his left eye, tethered by a string to his
coat, is, of course a Britisher. lie is
yawing unon one subject or another.
Clio city is American, and in the char
acter of its houses you could imagine
your.-elf in Kansas or Minnesota.
The collapse has been a serious one,
but the bottom is not touched, and from
the mutterings one hoars, it is not dilfi
cult to imagine that the mother count!
may have a refractory South Carolina
on her hands in the near future that,
in fact, there mav be a seceding state
from the Dominion of Canada. Then
the precedents of aid and cjnifortand re
bel rams will arise to disturb tho Brit
Personal Mention.
H. ,T. Ramsdell relates in the Phil
adelphia Press soma of the incidents of
the late James W. Bosler. He says:
Such universal mourning I never saw.
On the day of the funeral the picturesque
park in which his magnificent house is
situated was_ thronged with people, rich
and poor, high and loir, men, women,
children. In the bouse were the rel
atives of the deceased and the distin
guished persons who came to pay the
only tribute they could pay to the man
they loved. I have no wish to parade
their names. A choking sensation was
felt in every throat when Mr. Blaine
burst into tears as he looked at the face
of his dead friend. It was the saddest
scene I ever saw. A thousand per
sons said when his name was men
tioned: "He was the b*st friend I ever
Thefus Sawyer, one of tho Wisconsin
senators, is called the lumber king, says
a Washington writer. He has made a
fortune in lumber, and is now adding
another to it. There he stands, with
his hands in his pocket, right in the
middle of the middle aisle. He is the
Brer Tarrypiu of the senate. He's as
broad as he is long, although he is well
shaped. He has a perfectly round
head it is perfectly smooth on ton. .His
fringed hair is perfectly white. So is
his fringe al' beard. His face is as fresh
as an infant's. But his parrot-like nose
and his keen twinkling eyes deprive it
of the innocent expression it ought to
have. Heisajvery well-balanced, well
polished looking man. lie gives good
dinners, if he did come from Oshkosh.
Perhaps the wealthiest woman in the
world is the Russian Grand Duchess
Catherine, widow of the Duke George
of Mecklenberg-Strelitz. She inherited,
through her mother, one-half of the fab
ulous wealth amassed by the Empress
Catharine II. and her son Paul, tho
other half having descended to the
reigning family. The Grand Duchess
makes good use of her riches. She is not
only a patroness of science and art, but
maintains at her own expense several
hospitals in St. Petersburg, pro
vidingalso for talented young physicians
with means for scientific journeys and
investigations. Near'her palace she has
established an eating house for indul
gent students.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch's corre
spondent at Washington says: "Before
leaving Washington, Mrs. Sherman,
wife of the General, added another
name to her long list of Catholic con
verts. This laBt convert,' like many
others who have been influenecd by
Mrs Sherman, is a voting lady witu a
rich papa. The young lady,
is Miss Wes
ton, of New York, daughter of the own
er of the Portland Flats. The tamily,
for several years, have passed their
winters in Washington. They are TJni
tarians, though liberal even for that
Beet. It is a great grief to tlijp family
that the daughter is converted to
Roman Catholicism, and like most con
verts, esuecially young lady converts.
Miss Weston is more devout than the
most rigid Roman Catholics, who have
been brought np in that faith."
Tlie full nam of the lato Greek pro
fessor of Harvard college, who died re-.
cently at the age of 78 years, was Evan-
Ti-fessfv "V
glinus Apostolides Sophoctes. He was a
native of Greece. He was a graduate of
Amherst college, and' one of the most
expert classical scho'ar sin this
Country. Besides performing his regu
iar duties in Harvard, Professor Sopho
cles prepared and published several ed
ucational works on the Greek and allied
languages which have been widel- ac
cepted as of great merit by the teachers
of the country. Of late years his duties
have consisted in giving instruction to a
lew students in modern Greek and de
livering lectures on Pindar and other
representatives of the earliest Greek lit
Why No Coaxing of Cupid Can Make
Young New VorUcrs Marry.
New York Letter in the Washington Star.
The expenses of living hero are con
tinually increasing, and already the num
ber of men who are able to support a
fair daughter of fashion in anything like
the styles to which she has been accus
tomed is comparatively small. By able
I mean that a man bo the possessor of
an assured income of at least $5,000 a
year in order to make his wife mistress
of an establishment such as will enable
her to at all keep up her social position.
1 ought to have said double that sum,
for w.th house rent, to begin with, at
the lowest $2,000, and there are few
houseB in good neighborhoods which can
be got lor that sum, So,MX) will he but
genteel poverty. Even with an income
of $10,000 a year a reception a Delmon
icas, costing $1,600 and perhaps $2,000,
in addition to expensive dinner parties,
$o.(XJ0 yearly for cab hire. Worth
gowns, etc., etc., cannot be given more
than once in a life time. Uut-of-town
people who continue to be happy on as
many hundreds a year cannot perhans
wide rstund why it should cost ten times
that amount to render life endurable in
New York and may maintain that "go
ing into society'' is not an essential to
But consider the case of the young man
of the period who has an income of say
$o,0'K). On such a salary he can belong
to several fashionable clubs, give a few
theatre parties in the course of the win
ter, spend a portion of the summer at
Newport or Saratoga and be considered
of consequence enough to be invited to
balls aim dinner parties in the houses of
the "best," people all the year around.
His marriage, of cmirae, would change
all that. If a married pair can barely
keep in society on 4C,000ayear,of course
marriage uii not much more than half
that would he social ostracism. People
in New York who do not entertain are
not invited to other people's entertain
ments, and an income ol only js,)00
would only permit of living in a'flat not
large enough to entertain in. even if one
could afford to do so. Can the young
man of the period, therefore, be ex
pected to give up his pleasant life for
one which would lack all that makes his
present lifelenjoyable?
A Tenderfoot at Tombstone.
From the Middletown Transcript.
A few days ago a Hash young man
from an eastern college arrived at Tomb
stone, Arizona, and registered his rame
at tho principal hotel. A sociably in
clined person in a blue shirt and wide
rimmed hat, who chanced to be in the
office, good-naturedly answered every
question and volunteered a vast amount
of interesting information about Arizona
in general and Tombstone in particular.
"Do you see them hills?" asked the
Tombstoner, pointing through one of the
office windows. "Well, them hills is
chock lull of pay dirt."
The young man from the east looked
"My dear sir," he snid, proudly, but
kindly, "you should say tliifee hills are
—not, 'them hills is!'
The Tombstoner was silent for a mo
ment. He looked the young man from
the east critically over as if he was esti-,
mating the size of collin he would wear.
Then drawing out an ivory-stocked sev
en shooter of elaborate style and finish,
he said iu a soft, mild, musical tone of
voice that sounded like a wild-wood
brook couraingo'er its pebble bed: "My
gentle unsalted tenderioot from the land
of the rising sun, this here's a pi»t that
you and me disagrees on and we might
as well have it settled rightnow. 1 have
not looked inagrammerlately,but.I think
'them hills is' is correct. land I'm going
to stand by that opinion while I've got a
shot left. I'll give you jest three min
utes to think calmly over the subject, for
you probably spoke in haste the first
time, and then I'll hear your decision."
The. young man from the east looked
down the delicately-chased barrel of the
revolver into tho placid depths of tlie
eye of the Tombstoner and began to feel
that many points in grammar are un
certain and liable td grow more so.
Then he thought of the coroner's in
quest and of the verdict, "came to his
death by standing in front of Colorado
Tom's seven-shooter," and of the long
pine box going east by express with ¥09
charges on it, and before halt the three
minutes was up he was ready to acknow
ledge his error. "Since he had thought
it over calmly," he said, "he believed
that 'them hills is,' is right. Ho had
spol, ..u on the spur of the moment," he
added, "and begged a thousand pardons
for fits presumptuous effort to substitute
bad grammar for good."
The Tombstoner forgave him freely,
and, grasping his hand,.said:
"I know'd you'd say you was wrong
after you thought a moment. I admire
a man who gives ght in without argu
ing when he know's he's wrong. Come
along and irrigate." And they irrigated.
A New View ot Tennyson.
From tho Philadelphia C»1
"Mamma," said a .fashionable New
lork young lady to her mother, "The
papers are making a great fuss oyer a
Mr. Tennyson. of England."
of," responded the ino'her. "he
haR been raised to the doar, delightful
"He has been made a baron, I aee,"
said the daughter.
"Yes, and his wife will be a baroness,
I suppose," reflected the old lady.
"How exquisitely beautiful it must be to
be a baroness."
"What has he been a-doinj! of to be a
baron?" asked the cultured young lady.
"What has h« beeu a-doiug of?*' re
nested the mother. "Why he is the
sole survivor of the noble six hundred
who made tho famous cliarge at Bala
P/z fS il'v
The best located
town in Southern
Dakota, being situ
ated near the cen
ter of Brule County,
in the midst of the
best farming and
stock country in
the world. The
proof of which has
been fully demon
strated in the mag
nificent crops of the
past few years.
Is located on the Main Line ot
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railroad, 48 miles west ol
Mitchell and 22 miles east ol
Chamberlain. It has a fine pub
lic school building, good church
es, a first-class postoffice, two
banks, two cood hotels, one
large grain elevator and mate
rial on the ground for another
•ee lumber yards, all tarrying
immense stocks several black
smith shops, good livery stables,
and stores representing all
branches of trade. Still the
country demands more and to
live men great inducements are
offered to invest in this
Beautiful Town
The Brule County Agricul
tural Fair Grounds adjoin the
townsite and is one of the best
fair grounds in the Territoiy.
with a good half-mile track.
And now is tlie time to invest.
Proprietor of the original town
site, lias platted and laid out
•ee additions, all adjoining*
with a continuation of streets
and alleys. Part ot which are
iii acre lots, so as to enable all
classes to be suited in procuring
a residence lot. The most de
sirable blocks on Main Street
are still for sale to those who
desire to engage in business, and
great inducements are offered
to that class of men.
The climate in this part of
Dakota is evei-ything to be
desired and is fully as mild
as that of Ohio, Indiana and Il
linois, with, perhaps, a less num
ber of cloudy (lays. The rain
fall is abundant^ and always
comes when most needed. The
water is free from any alkali
taste and as pure as any found
in any of the Eastern States. Iii
short, the country, climate and
social advantages make this one
of the best, it not the very best*
county in Dakota for the emi
For further particulars, call
ori or address
Tinware, Pumps and Barbed Wire,
Acorn and Superior Stoves
Good Livery in Connection.
This Hotel, Formerly tho Summit House, has bees
And i» now
The Farmers' Friend
4*+A* W
.T s*"7
My prices are always. the*lowest, jny goods the bast that money. ,can buy.
annot aud will not be undersold by any competitor. •.
*4^- &
In the County.
IThe patronage of the public is solicited, guaranteeing satisfaction in every case
A. F. OILLEY, Proprietor,
KIMBALL, dakota

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