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RALEIGH. N. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 20. 1873.
at proportionately low rates. j
II I I I I t s 1 -TV drod
i i l I i i r
r 9 ft I "Ik . M
The Stolen Iviss.
Willi l.Itioej c closed, ami head thrown
. Wilbin the cay-chair Kit Kitty.'
Tliousrht I, "If now n pair of kIovp .
I in.iv tift win. 'twill be a nity!" "
i;it w'-l wrftiy rt-ached hr nide,' ." .
'i'im rvtl parted w idia niurinur;
ud j,, Ijt j'V ! my iwme !ie brtatUi-
Withni my heart grjw h rH?Hti!l firmer
iKK-t love fnc, Kitty ?" whimpered I ;
Antl olt in sle"p came lack
I l.v tlwe nt: J st. mn i aiiasr.
Till love urKfl,
Hi a her whilw you
li.it ah ! the !ln oyf swift ui.clostd,
iA'd clncvl :ti me w ith mirth o'er
l l! )W ltlt.
fi, ..i!t I, " I II 1 t Ikt thiuW R whil.
liial I'vo heard roiinthin worth the
i ,u .ir.iwiii-r n-ar. I lyly saiil,
-Fair niai I. vnr drcaui-i have
l.rt raved you.
f.ir sh.uiie !"' -riel hhe, " to steal my
And yet 1 1 sle'piiif? tsie to aid
Ad peiiito-it, I humbly said,
H it aii! t!i- sor-ret in my k.et-in
ma le mi sad !'" She anweredjw,
"One never tell.s the truth while bleep-i:i-r'
The Squire's Mistake.
Squirt' Dudh-y w: in his g-.irdcn
piUMi.: wectls in hi patch ot lamed
-,r.iviMTrris. on the inorninir when
ft" t(.k a fa
ncv for liuth Lee's
She came down the
road, liKikin fr-sli as anew-blown
ph. ij: t-.i-r plain c-alico tlres and J
.-traw h it. Hit brown hair, cut j
quit -hort, lk-v all ahout her face !
in littie ring's, anl ln-r blue eyisand j
! ilit cheeks nunle her as pretty a ;
jecfiro as one often sees. ,-iinre
ladiy s;iw her jut as she came op
jKHite'the trawlK'rry pat.-h, and
t-dlletl out "(i'o d morning' in his
brisk, cheery va y .
, iT'HkI ninrning!" sheansswer
cd. "Von aliii(t seiircil me, Spuire
I-udley. I ilitln't seeyu until you
"I'.e.t-aiit morning, isn't it?"
.lid the S pi ire, coming up to the
femv. Luth had haltttl in the
"It's tfcautiful veatlnr," answer
it 1 llutli. "I tol.rint.tlu r it was too
pica-ant to stay in doors and st irtcil
fon a visit."
" A r e y o u r 1 ra w 1 e r r i es r i pe y c t ? "
Mid the'Sonirc, wondering that he
. . f .
!: Vv-r nan noiieeti wnai a iresu,
Widow Lee's daugh-
t r l.ad !'v-:ore.
oar trawi- ri i-s 1.
II itli. "wo haven't '' one. Our
oi l rooster g't in o:..- d iy, about a
wn-rr 'o niiti oieice ! ail
cat, ami then coaxo l he hens in, 1
afid between them thev ruined our
-iwlorrv crop." I
t!u tie Sou ire. "Have someoi these,
P.iuh? Thev're jut ripe enough
t ) I'C goo.l."
jlle picked some great clusters of
ntH berries ana nanueti mem over
the fence to her.
"Thank you," said Ruth, smiling.
"How nice they an. .Mother was
making great calculations on her
strawberry jam. She was terribly
vexed when si e found out what the
hens had done."
"I've got lots to spate'," said the
Spure. "I'll send some over to
.ne ti in..- iiuivu wj-iiu I'fjwn,
said Ruth ; "if you have more than
you want" . '
"Plenty of them," answered the
Spiire; "plenty of them. Can have
them just as well as not."
"I mut Ik going," saiil Ruth.
"(ood morning," returned the
Squire, looking after her as she
went down the road. "I declare
t.Vreain't a prettier girl in town
than Uuth Lee. I wonder some of
.!.. .i i i. - i: -,..i . ..,.n
the voung fellows haven't got her
away from the widow. If I was
young now "
Squire Dudley stopped suddenly.
An idea had tlaslted across his brain.
"I'm fifty," he said at last, after
flunking quite busily for some mo
Ments. "I'm fifty, but I don't look
it. 1 tl .:t't see why I shouldn't try
my hi k after all. Girls as young as
Ruth nu.rry older men than I am.
I'm sun she'd make any man a
good wife. Her mother is one of
the finest women in the State, and
hes brought her daughter up to
know how to work, antl be saving
and prudent. I'm sure we need a
good housekeeper. Mrs. Brown,
she's old and fussy and crooked, and
this way of living ain't ha'f living.
I do believe I'll marry her, if she'll
have me. Maybe Charley 'I say it's
foolish, but I can't help it."
The Squire fell to weeding out his
stawberries again diligent, and kept
thinking about Ruth all the while.
Longlvfore dinner was ready he
had fully made up his mind to pro
pose marriage to" Ruth, and bring
home a new housekeeier and mis-trt-ss
to the great house whose mis
press had been Uad for ten years or
more; provided, of course, that
Ruth ilitln't say no, and the Squire
thought there wasn't much danger
- of. that, though why he should be so
sure, I can't say.
"Don't you think we need a hou.se
er?"he said to his son Charles
tiuit afternoon, as they sat on the
verandah. The Squire evidently
saw some new feature in the land
scape, for he kept his ace turned
away from Charley's as he spoke.
"A housekeeper?" asked Charley.
"We've got one. What do we want
of more, I should like to know."
, "Yes, I know," assented the
Squire, turning red in the face, and
beginning to get a little uneasy;
"hut Mrs. Brown is not such a wo-
nian as we need. She doesn't take
any interest in the work as as a
woman would who who had more
interest in it."
After which extremely logical ar
" gament the Squire got more fidgety
"I understand that," answered
Charley. "If she had a personal
interest in the place, and in being
nwl -rr.riv.rv iKn rrm tl
he'd do better than she does now.
ow she gets her jwy for work, and
that's all she cares for.
It's all we
can expect of her."
. "Just so," Raid the fSquire, glad
lo know that Charley asrrei with
iiini o far. '"l've.been-.thinkin
this niornin? that the: best: thin?
could do would be to get some one
who would take a personal interest
in matters. . I .don't eeju. you in
tt'c l to get utarrietl, and if you
won't, I don't know but I'd better."
, ,The Squire breathed easier. The
worst part was over.with. ' ,
'You get married!" exclaimed
Charley, in intense surprise. "Why,
I didn't know that you ever thought
ofKUch a thincr."
" And I haven't till this morn
- o -
ing," exclaimed the Squire. " I got
to thinking about it this morning,
and tbo more I thought about it the
more I thought it a good plan., loa
haven't anv obiections?"
"Of course not," answered Char-
lev. " You can do as a-ou think
.. I 1 !.- J- Tf w-vYnnm if ol ico 1 k1tk tr
get a wife 1 have nothing to say
further than the hope that you will
Kret .some one who will make you
"felie will," said the Squire very
decidedly, " she will, I am sure."
" May 1 asic who 'tis to be?" in
quired Charley. .
" I I haven't asked her yet,"
answered the Squire s red as a
rose. " I'u ratner wait until i m
sure of her before I tell
who it is.
She might ay no, you
see, and I
should feel rather cheap."
Prudent Squire Dudley. That
afternoon he picked a pailful of his
linojt strawberries, and directly
after tea stnrtetl otr across lots in the
direction of the Widow I.ee's, with
the berries on his arm. It was dusk
In fore he got to the widow's, for he
walked slowly. He had very busy
thoughts for company. lie was
wondering what it were best to do.
Should he propose at once to Ruth,
or should he see her mother first
and talk with her? He concluded
that the la.d was the wiser plan.
Ashe opened the gate noiselessly
he heard voices in the other corner
of the garden, and stopped a mo
ment to find out if it was the widow
antl her daughter.
" I never had an idea of it before,"
said a voice, which he recognized
as Charley's; " not the least in the
world, lie said he hadn't thought
anything about it until to-day. I
couldn't tind out who he had in
view. I hope it isn't old Miss
Sharp. She'd like toget somebody."
The Squire burst into profuse
perspiration at the idea of having
Miss Sharp for a wife.
? He said he didn't see as I ever
intended to get married," went on
Charley. " I didn't tell him I had
got me a wife picked out, but I
wanted to. I am sure he'd approve
my taste in making a selection."
"What nonsense!" laughed a
clear pleasant voice ; Ruth's voice,
theSiuiro knew the moment he
heard it. "If I am going to be
your wife 1 want you to quit mugn
ing at me in that sly way, pretend
ing you are flattering me all the
" His wife ! Good gracious !"
The Squire was so taken by sur
prise that he came near dropping
his strawberries. So it was all settled
between them. And he had come
near proposing to his son's intended
wife. He felt cold all over, at the
thought ofit. How luckily that he
tlid not take Charley into hiscon-
I iidence, and tell him whom he had
concluded to marry.
" I declare," exclaimed the Squire,
" I've made a mistake this time,
sure enough. The niscal got the
start of me. I'd like to know what
I'm to do? I've told him that 1
intended lo get married, and if I
don't, he'll likely as not mistrust
something. Dear me !"
The Squire was in trouble. An
other bright thought occurred to
him. There was the widow. After
all, she would be more suitable for
him than Ruth would have been.
She was somewhere near his own
iage. A fine woman. A smart
woman, fehe would maice a nnc
mistress for his empty house. Why
shouldn't he marry her, since he
could not have her daughter?
" I'll do it," exclaimed the Squire,
bound to go through with the mat
ter since he had got so far. " I'll do
lie knocked. The door was opened
by the widow, round-cheeked, rosy
"Why, Squire Dudley! Good
evening," she exclaimed. "I hardly
knew you at first, you havn't been
here in so long. Come in ; take this
rocking-chair, and let me take your
The widow bustled about and got
the Squire a chair and deposited his
hat on the table before he happened
to think of his basket.
" O ! Ruth told me your straw
berry crop had proved a failure, so
I thought I'd run over and bring
vou a few. Strawberry short cake
don't go bad this time of year."
I'm a thousand times obliged to
vou," said the widow, taking the
basket. " I 'was so provoked to
think tho hens should spoil mine.
Such a nice lot as I would have
" If you want any preserves come
over and get 'em," said the Squire.
" We've plenty of 'em. Mrs.
Brown she won't do anything with
'em, except as we use them in the
season of them, I suppose."
" I want to know !" exclaimed
the widow. "You ought to have
them done up. They're so nice in
the winter. I would like to get
some for jam ; and if Mrs. Brown
won't take care of them I'll do them
up on shares."
" I wiuh you would," said the
Squire. "Things are all going to
wreck and ruin about my place.
Taint to be expected a hired woman
will take any interest in affairs;"
and hero he sighed deeply,
i "No; that's so."
1 It was strange that the Squire had
not found out how things were
going to wreck and ruin before.
Mrs. Brown had been there ever
since Mrs. Dudley died.
The Squire and the widow kept
up a very brisk conversation, aud
at the end of an hour he was more
deeply in love with the widew than
her daughter, and began to wonder
how he had been so blind as to
overlook such a delightful 'woman
so loner. . -'
13y and by the widow hustled
out, ana presently, can oacK with
a pitcher pf last ytrs - cider and tl
plate of cake: f l ' f, j '
-Do have somethiog to eat' tind
out. and oregentrv. came back with
03 to eat -ana
drink'.T ureed the widow. u4
I'd known you were 'Coming-I'd
have made a cherri pie. 'JjferoenX
ber irou-used to" -ike mychejnr'
pies. -". '.. ".1 .';. " '' " .
a jl ion j m i wine iuivt mai-c
cherry pies fbf-txieall your life," ,
blurted out tho squire, turning very
red in the face again. " I-I came
to ask you to marry me, 3Irs. Lee.'
After which innocent falsehood
the Squire felt decidedly relieved.
"I'm sure I'd aalieve marry you
as any man," answered the widow,
blushing, and looking as pretty as
a roso --i-"""""'f
" It's all settled, then," cried the
delighted Squire, mid kissing her
plump on her lips just as the door
opened and Charlie j
and Ruth came
make you ac-
quainted with my new house
keeper," said the iSquire, bowing
very low to hide hs red face.
" And allow inq to present my
wife that is to j be,!' answered
Charley. " You take the mother
and I'll the daughter."
I am happy to sijy that, under
the " new administration." things
are no longer going to wrecK and
St. Louis Democrat, (Rep.)
The Simple Questions that Washing
ington Clerks are Required to
Ansicer lief ore Receiv
ing their Appoint
The impression ;seems to have
--."" . VVJ. -.V- V -W-..- AUl
to which all applicants for official
losition are subjectetl is not only
severe, but of a character that would
render it impossible for an individ
ual of only an ordinary education
to pass, unless by Mobilierizing the
judges, or the aid of outside influ
It is but a few days since a pleas
ing anecdote was in circulation to
the effect that a young man pre
sented himself before the board of
" civil service" examiners, and after
successfully answering the numer
ous questions put to him was told
that he had "passed," and asked
frrn nnrnifl tlior. f ha nvaminfitiin
what position he. desired. "I do
not want any office,'. said the young
man, "I am a Yile student, and
Hearing a great aeai about your
civil service examination,! thought
1 would drop lnandjsee whatitwas
like;" so saying heflit a cigar and
walked off. The fact, that gives a
beautiful coloring to this little story
is that it was told by the student
himself, and consequently neecissno
corroboration, f "
. THE NEW. SCHEDULE.
A few days since a BeporterbTfhe
Democrat encpuragd by the result
of the Yale student's examination,
wrote to the authorities at the Na
tion's Capital, asking for a list of the
questions usually put to applicants
for clerkships, as a matter of general
interest to the public, who, next to
sewing machine ifnd life insurance
agents, feel the warmest interest in
anything pertaining to this class of
high-toned and: over-worked hu
manity. The request 'was promptly
complied' with, though for reasons
that the government does not see
proper to explain, the list of ques
tions has recently been revised and
rendered as difficult as possible, for
the purpose of giving Boston men
more of a chance for competition,
and keeping out the New York
drummers, who had no difficulty in
obtaining positibnS' under the old
regime. . f
Give the year, month, day, hour
and minute of your birth, to the
best of your knowledge and belief.
Were you born before Sumter was
fired on, or after the black-bird of
war had ceased to flap its dark pin
ions over our beloved land ?
Dou you believe n Darwinism ?
If so, how many of your ancestors
do you calculate you would be com
pelled to dig up before you found
an extra length. of spine?
Fill out the following sentence
from Shakespeare: "He was a
gentleman, a scholor and a
When is the best time to trim
corns? I L
Is bathing hereditary in your
Do you differ from Webster in
your style of spelling?. If so, in
what words ? i :
Wrhen did New; Jersey secede
from the Union,? j
At the present rate of punishing
crime, how long will it be before
murderers are pensioned ?
What was the number of acres in
Rhode Island w hen first discover
ed? ' f
Do vour shirts open in front or
behind? ': i
What was the name of the son of
Austerlitz, and did the old man
have any daughters ?
Who was Secretary of the Navy
while the Erie Canal, was being
built? - j .. 1 -!
In what part of Zell's Encyclope
dia are the foilow'ing lines to be
found: "We hold! these truths to
be self-evident, that man is possess
ed of three inalienable rights, name
ly : A wife; lagerj beer, and the
pursuit of horsei-thieves ?" j '
Do any member of your family
make any pretensions towards
keeping Lent, save your umbrella
and brass kettle ? j
W'ho was Commander-in-Chief of
the armies of the? United States
when Sergeant Bates made his raid
through England? -
In your judgment which should
prevail, the biaS of jurisprudence or
compulsory hanging, where thejury
are temporarily idiotic? '
Are you well posted in vulgar
fractions and polite literature of the
Is there, any sentiment in the, hu-1
I man - heart more " tender than the
rxwom or a aoiiar store srurtr
I wnat w tne iengtn oi tne uptcago
F luver, and how far from its mouth
is it - navigaDie ior iigni-uraugni
I iui me d mi his come to .fvmerica
-. -r l . r i a " Bk.
If t beTore the. Browns? If so, why?,
In -what-year was the
nf ti f K n nolnn ! '
-Bhctak! lightning-rod peddlers be
alla-wed to vote until alter death?
wnac is a counterfeit nity-cent
scrip worth in a beer saloon where
the bar tender is intoxicated and
with gold at 18 3-5 cents premium?
-Who. was the fruit dealer wr.o
first cried "Hang out our ba; annas,
on the outer walls the cry Is give us
Square a Cincinnati hogVrr,;$ by life-. Amazed and puzzled at Gen
king a segment from the circle of eral Lee's unmistakable ignorance
his tail and adding it to the diame
ter of his hose.
Are you in favor of "local option"
as applied to sparking on the gate
of your prospective father-in-law?
What American General was the
first to plant a whisky cocktail on
the ramparts of his throat, after the
battle of Bull Run and the capture
of Washington by the Union
Under what circumstances would
you suspend the habeas corpus act
in order to string up a milk ped
To what official do you apply for
r.nar---,t2 in f TTrV.rl-or. "M T
Give the names of six of the
wealthiest horse doctors in the
country since the epizootic gave us
a whirl ?
At which end of a chicken pie do
you commence an attack ?
Do you perspire freely while carv
ing before a large dinner party?
Does it take anv more cloth to
dress the Goddess of Liberty in
fashionable attire, than it does to
rag out Hail Columbia, so that the
Washington society papers will no
"tice her? -.
Of the several hundred chests of
money and valises of cheap jewelry
which Capt. Kid planted on the At
lantic coast, did you or your rela
tives ever get a smell?
Which is the greatest female
character in history Joan of Arc
or Lydia Thompson?
Stand on your head and repeat
the multiplication table backward,
at the same time give the "Heathen
Chinee" in Latin, and sing "We
may be happy yet."
This comprises the most impor
tant questions in the list. We have
omitted a few pertaining to math
ematics and grammar, but the above
will convey to the minds of young
men who desire governmental po-
sitionssome idea of what they must
"O 1 ' r
General Leo Convulsed.
An old lady, who knew General
R. E. Lee almost lrom ennanooa,
declared that when he was a young
man he enjbyed fun and indulged
in harmless frolics as much as any
body. Later in life, and after his
sons became stout lads, it is said
that he . was fond of sleeping with
them, in order that he might in the
morning engage in an old-fashioned
romp and pillow-fight with the
boys. Juring the war, though
habitually grave, as befitted a com
manding officer, he relished an oc
casional ioke very highly. W'hen
some of his staff mistook a jug of
buttermilk that had been sent him
for "good old apple-jack," and made
wry faces in gulping it down, he
did not attempt to conceal his mer
riment. So, too, when f inquiring
into the nature of " this new game,
rchuck-a-luck,' I think they call
it," which had been introduced into
his army, there was a sly twinkle
in his eye which showed how
shrewdly he guessed its real pur
port as a gambling game. So, again,
it is reported that he appreciated
fully the "sell" which a wag on his
staff palmed off upon a reporter,
who promptly inserted it in the
papers. The reporter wanted to
know General Lee's hour for din
ing. "Six o'clock exactly at six,"
was the reply.
" I infer, then, that it is rather a
formal meal ?"
"Decidedly formal in fact, I
may say it is a rigidly military
" Military ! how military?"
" Well, you see General Lee sits
at the head of the table, and Colonel
Chilton at the foot, and everything
is done in red-tape style."
"Red tape at table! I don't un
derstand you. Please explain."
"Certainly. General Lee never
carves and never helps all that is
left to Colonel Chilton but General
Lee asks the guests what they will
have; they tell him, then he issues
his orders, and Colonel Chilton ex
ecutes them. That's all."
"Go on, go on!" opening hi3
note-book; "give me an example
tell me exactly how it is done."
"Suppose, then, that we have
beef we generally have beef. Grace
is said by the Chaplain, and then
General raps on the table with the
handle of his knife, and says 'At
tention!' Everybody is silent.
Every eye is turned towards Gen
eral Lee. He looks at one of us
me, for example and I rise and
make a military salute. 'Captain
C , what will you be helped to?"
said General Lee. I say 'Beef,' and
make another salute, and sit down.
General Lee, fixing his eye on Co
lonel Chilton, says, Beef for Cap
tain C .' My plate is passed,
helped, and then Colonel Chilton,
handing it to his servant, says:
Beef for Captain C ,
By order of General Lee,
R. II. Chilton, A. A. G.' "
And this absurd story went the
round of the Southern papers.
After the war General Lee rarely
smiled, and one may say never
laughed outright. Yet he was
neither sad nor unsociable. But
there was that about him which
made it well-nigh impossible to be
lieve that he could ever have given
completely away to the feelings of
mirth, and indulged in a real fit of
rar-hination. Such, however, was
tbe faipt, and it occurred at a time
tttVi ar rf all rf l-iircf rr r .rV r Trt.lrl
have least expected it in the re
treat to Appomattox and CJenera
Henry A. Wise was tne occasion
On the second dr the third day o
the retreat, General Wise, who had
long . desired an interview with
General Lee, discovered him at
distance, and immediately hastened
toward him. While he
great way off,. General
happened to be alone, turned and
began to stare In a way that was
most unusual with him. As Wise
drew nearer, the stare became in
tense and mixed with wonderment.
A few steps more, and still General
Leo gazed and gazed wondenngly,
as if he had never seen W ise in
of his identity, Wise advanced quite
close to him and said, rather stinly:
"Good morning, General Lee. 7
It was very early and very cool,
too a sharp .spring morning.
As he said this, General JLiee's
intense gaze relaxed, a smile ap
peared in its place, the smile deep
ened, broadened, and spread from
feature to feature, and ended at last
in a fit of the most immoderate and
Astounded beyond words, and
indignant beyond measure at such
a reception, it was some time before
General wise could demand an ex
planation. During all this, time
General Lee lauged as a mature
man rarely ever laughs.
The explanation,-given through
tears of laughter not yet dried, was
simple enough. General Lee had
mistaken the General for a Com
anche Indian. He had lost his hat
or cap, a dirty blanket was thrown
over bis shoulders to protect him
from the keen morning air, and his
face, washed in a mud-puddle and
hastily wiped, retained a ring of
red mud around the borders, which
made the resemblance to an Indian
t j i
as exact as wen couia De an me
more so in consequence of Wise's
Barely sufficient at the time, (so
incensed was Wise,) the explana
tion eventually proved ample, for
General Wise now laughs at this
incident as heartily as any one,
and often relates it himself, while
it may be doubted whether ever
again in me uenerai juee iounci ei
ther the occasion or the disposition
to relax his wonted gravity. Lip-
Burleigh, who is a clergyman,
U-w Yofk tQ the B'osUm Jpurnal
and not a "statesman," writes ft om
that early marriages are the fashion
of tho day. JDuys riuiu lxieen to
eighteen appear in the courts wiui
a writ of habeas corpus to get pos
session of a child-wife. Signals
hang out from fashionable boarding
schools, which the initiated under
stand. The first-class hotels are
kept in a state of alarm over mis
sing maidens who run off with lads.
No punishment, no license ana no
certificate are necessary to make
valid a marriage. Though divorce
is a difficult thing in that State, the
nathwav to matrimony is as broad
and the gate is as wide as that road
that leads to destruction. Any
priest, magistrate or justice can
marry a party whether any of them
reside in the State or not. Marriage
is a civil contract, and if entered
into by the parties in the presence
of witnesses, it is as valid and bind
ing as if performed by the Kabbi at
Jerusalem or the Holy Father at
Just outside of Brooklyn is a
beautiful suburb known as Bay
Ridge. One would travel thousands
of miles without finding a prettier
spot. It lies on a high eminence
overlooking isew xorK .ay, ana is
occupied by the elegant dwellings
of the merchant princess of the city.
The place has been stirred to its
profoundest depths by a wedding
that has just come off. The parties
. .a 1 1
belong to aristocratic nousenoius,
and their ages are eighteen and sev
enteen. The bridegroom is an un
dersized lad, green and retiring.
He walks regularly to school, with
his books under one arm and his
luncheon under the other, in a tin
box. He bears as little appearance
of a young man matrimonially in
clined as a cosset grazing on the
The intimacy between the two
was not pleasant to the young lady's
family, and she was forbidden to
keep company with her adorer.
This only intensified" matters, and
led to clandestine meetings. The
young lady was sent to Europe.
The father of the young man, who
favored the match, sent his ooy
abroad on the steamer that sailed
the day after. When the young
lady and her family ! reached the
dock at Liverpool, the first sight
they saw was the form of the terri
ble young man awaiting the arrival
of the party. His vessel was the
swifter, and reached Liverpool first.
He quietly but persistently followed
the company through their conti
nental wanderings. He was always
bound to the same places was ready
at the exact time never missed a
train, nor was late.. lie not only
went in the same train, but when
he could bribe the guard, got into
the same compartment, lodged in
the same hotel, had a seat at the
same table, and an adroit feeling of
the steward, had his tea and toast
en famUe. He was ignored and
snubbed, and treated with disdain ;
but all to no purpose. He stood
against the car door when the party
got out, and was in sight when the
train stopped. The family hastened
back, and the young man, nothing
loth, followed. The clandestine in
terviews were renewed, and the
family gave at last their reluctant
consent to the marriage. The an
nouncement contained the ominous
words, " No cards." The child wife
followed the boy husband to his
home. The youngster has left school
and given up snowballing, and the
parties will soon settle down to the
sober business of hosekeeping. The
mischief is that the example is con
tagious, and rumor has it that half
a dozen young ladies are locked up
in their chambers to keeri 'them
from an elopement. j
A Story of the First Telegram.
The bill met with neither sneers
nor opposition in the Senate, but
the business of that House went on
with discouraging slowness. At
twilight on the last evening of the
session (March 3, 1843,) there was
119 bills before it.' As it deemed
impossible for it to be reached in
regular course belore the hour of
adjournment should arrive, the
I'rofessor, iwho had anxiously
watched the. tardy movements of
business all day from the gallery of
the Senate chamber, went fwith a
sad heart to his hotel and prepared
to leave for JNew York at an early
i . : nTu:t .
fnour nejvL morning. v nut; iu
breakfast a servant informed him
that a voung lady desired to see
him in the parlor.
mere ne met jiiss .Annie ius
worth, then a young school girl, the
daughter of his intimate friend Mr
L. Ellsworth, thenrst Commissioner
of Patents,! who said, as she extend
ed her hand to him. I have come to
"Upon what?" inquired the rro
Upon the passage of your bill,'
"lmnossible! its late was seal ea
at dusk last evening. You must be
"Not at all," she responded.
"Father sent me to tell you that
your bill -was passed. He remained
until the session was closed, ana
vours was the last bill but one acted
UDOll. auu it was uasaai just e
minutes belore tne adjournment:
and I am so glad to be the first one
to tell you. Mother says, too, that
vou must come home with me to
Thfi invitation was reauilv ac
cepted, and the joy in the household
was unbounded. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Ellsworth had fully believed
n the project, and the former, in
his connuencein it anu in inp vvuiui
friendship for Professor Morse, had
snent all the closing hours ot the
session in the Senate chamber, doing
what, ho noo hi tnheln the billalomr.
and giving it all the influence of his
high personal ana omciai ppsiuon.
Grasping the nana oi ms young
riend. the Professor thanked her
asrain and again for bearing him
such pleasant tidings, and fissured
her that she snouia sena over tne
wires the first message, as her re
ward. The matter was talked over
in the family, and Mrs. Ellsworth
suggested a message, which Pro
fessor Morse referred to the daughter
for her approval ; and this ivas the
one wnicn was suosequenriy sent.
A little more than a year after
that time the line between! Wash
ington and Baltimore was (Comple
ted. Professor Morse was in the
former city, and Mr. Alfred Vail,
his assistant, in the latter ; the first
in the chamber of the Supreme
Court, the last in the Mount Clare
depot, when, the circuit being per
fect, Professor Morse sent to Miss
Ellsworth for her messagej and itj
came. " What hath God wrought !"
It was' sent in triplicate in he dot-and-line
language of the instrument
to Baltimore, and was the first mes
sage ever transmitted by a j record
ing telegraph. j .
The story of this first message has
been olten told with many exagger
ations. It has roamed about Eu
rope with various romantic mate
rial attached to it, originating
mainly in the French invagination,
and has started up anew from time
to time in our own country under
fresh forms, but the above story is
simply and literally true. An in
ventor in despair receives the news
of his unexpected success from his
friend's daughter, and he makes her
a promise which he keeps, and thus
links her name with his own, and
with an invention which becomes
one of the controlling instruments
of civilization for all time. Scrib
ner for Jfarch.
Scaring a Yankee.
The following story is told by tiie
Boston Comniercial Bulletin:
"Say! You! Mister! Look here!"
saida specimen of the genus Ameri
can Yankee, the other day, to a
slightly-built citizen, who was hur
rying past him at the southern part
of the city.
" Well, what is it? be quick I'm
in a hurray," replied the citizen.
" Wall, I spose you kin stop'n'
arnser civil question, can'tye?"
" Certainly what is it ?"
" Is there much smallpox about
" I think there is ; you had better
avoid crowded places, and "
" Yaas, I know, that's what our
doctor told me, so I got aout at the
Roxberry depo' instid of ridin' into
the Boston one, where there's a
crowd. I'm pesky 'feared on it, an'
I'm walkin' daoun because "
"But, sir I've answered your
question, and you must excuse me
from stopping any longer.','
. " Sha'n't do no such thing," said
Jonathan. " What in thunder's the
use of your gettin' huffy about it?"
" Sir, you are evidently, from the
country, and don't consider"
".Consider be darned! jit's you
city people that consider yourselves
so confounded stuck up you can't
speak to common folks."
" I was about to say," remarket!
the citizen, " that you don't consid
er the risk you run in stopping a
stranger " I -
" Resk?" said the man, forgetting
his smallpox scare, and misinter
preting the caution. " Resk? why,
there's a fist (doubling jone that
looked like a flitch of bacon) that
would knock you inter the middle
er next week." I
"No doubt of it," replid the other,
drawing back as it flourished in
dangerous proximity to hi3 nose.
"Yaas, my little feller, continued
Rtaatfcus, laying both hands upon
the lappels of the man's coat, and
drawing him close towajrds him,
"I could throw you clean) over my
head if I had a mind tew.V .
"Taice your nanus on me, sir.
You don't know what you are do
ing! You don't know who I am."
"Don't know who you be? Wall,
who are ye ? Governor, or the State
Constable?" j ,
"NoI'm one of the nurses from
the small pox hospilal over yonder,
and I'm going to get son.e medi-
going to get
cines at the doctor's office, land you
are stopping me and running some
thing of a risk in domg.so.r
The Yankee evidently was of the
same opinion, for he let go the lap-
pels of the other's coat collar as if
they had been red hot, and stepped
aside as if he had seen a locomotive
coming for him at a mile a minute
' Then, easting a hurried glance at
the "hospital over yonder,"' he left
in the opposite direction, jand was
last seen in a chemist's shop nego
tiating for a iKHind of chloride .of
lime and a quart bottle of disinfeet-
Few readers can be aware, until
they have had occasion to test the
fact, how much labor or research is
often saved by such a table as the
following, the work of one now in
his grave. If " History is Poetry,"
then here is "poetry personified:"
1607 Virginia settled by the
1G14 New York settled by the
1620 Massachusetts settled by the
1621 New Jersey settled by
1 627 Delaware settled by
Swedes and Finns.
1635 Maryland . settled by
1636 Connecticut settled by
163'J Rhode Island .settled
1650 North Carolina settled
1670 South Carolina settled
1682 Pennsylvania settled
1732 Georgia settled by General
1791 Vermont admitted into the
1792 Kentucky admitted into the
1796 Tennessee admitted into the
1802 Ohio admitted into the Un
1811 Louisiana admitted into the
1816 Indiana admitted into the
1817 Mississippi admitted into
thtt Union- ... - - - i
1818 Illinois admitted intp the
1819 Alabama admitted into the
1820 Maine admitted into the
1821 Missouri admitted into the
1830 Michigan admitted into the
1 836 Arkansas admitted into the
1845 Florida admitted into the
UriienJ . : . :
1846 Texas admitted into the
1847 Iowa admitted into the Un
18484 Wisconsin ad nutted into
Union. ' -i
1850 California-admitted into the
A Cosfnopolitan of a Hundred and
Fifty Years Ago.
. i .
A correspondent of Zion's Herald,
writing from England, relates his
visit to Wrexham churchyard, and
the tomb of Elihu lale, one of the
first benefactors of Yale College,
and after whom it was named. He
I was not before aware that he
. . i . n
was a native or America, out me
inscription on the tomb shows such
to have been the case, and that he
was a wonderful cosmopolitan for
those day. The epitaph is as fol-
Born 5n America, in Iurono bred,
In Africa traveled, and in Asia wed,
Where long he lived and thrived; at
Much good, some ill he did ; so hope all's
And that his soul through mercy's gone
You that survive and read this tale take
For the most certain exit to prepare ;
Where blest in peace the actions of the
Smell sweet and blossom in the silent
He was buried July 22, 1721. Yale
was at one time Governor of Madras,
where no doubt he " thrived," as
stated in the epitaph, and the " ill
he did," was probably the hanging
of his groom for riding his horse a
journey of two or three days for his
health, without the leave of his
master. For this he was tried in
England, and escaped with a heavy
" What is society ?" asked a rus
tic miss of a cynical youth. " Socie
ty," was the quick answer, "is a
collection of twenty or more over
dressed and under-dressed young
ladies, in age running from sixteen
to thirty-two, who smile, and flirt,
and prattle, and giggle ; of swallow
tailed young men of similar years,
who wear eye glasses, and look ar
dent and stupid, and make poor
jokes; of sedate matrons, who play
too, and discuss the latest engage
ments; and of respectable fathers,
who play whist and bluff." And
this is society, which we are all ex
pected to worship, under the penal
ty of being hooted at as heretics !"
Cream for Coffee. Beat well
one egg with one spoonful of sugar;
pour a pint of scalding hot milk
over this, stirring it briskly. Make
it the night previous to using.
The Clirhtum Renin! er stK'aks of
Thtviloie Til ton's "Brazen Si
lence," with reference to the ikech-
er scandal. ' a ' I
U 1 ' ."
J?v u -'ul i-'?i?wi that m l s i!)
- T - .. r 1 1 . ... .i I !..
The Church of Rome has no un
employed priests, J.very one is
provided by the Bishops with a
place and appropriate work to do.
Henry Ward Beecher preaches to
his ew-holdersin the morning, but
in the evening his congregation is
as unlike as n it was in another
town. I I
A man should be virtuous fu- h;.
own sake, though nobody were lo
would be clean for
his own sake, though nobody wen
to see him. I
Efforts We being made to induce
Rev. C. lL'Spurgeon to visit Amor
ica durinjg the-summer, and it i
.said they are likely to be crowned
The Alleghany Presbytery of the
United Presbyterian Chinch has
taken ground against the secret so
the Odd Fellows
ho greatest busi
ness we have. in this world, and tho
only harbinger we jean send to pro
vide lor our aceommouation in mo
next. Clurentlou.l "I
Tho members f. Christ Church;
St. Louis, two Sundays as,o, paid
off, at a stroke, a debt of SOO.ono,
had been hanging
church for some time.
Tho Episcopal: Church 'stands
eighth in the list jf the churches in
this country as regards numbers,'
and its rate ot incrcasu last year;
was larger than any other.
of a Sacramento
paper having neen arrested lately
under the Sunday law. an exchange
suggests that the pulpit next receive
the attention oi the authorities.
Rev. Mr. Murray is threatened
with major excommunication, and
all for "My Creed." ..Martyrdom
has made great m( n sometimes out
of smaller material than Mr. Mur
ray. I .'.J!
To get money to' educate dull boys,'
because they are pious, says the
New York Observer, is robbing God
and a fraud upon the church. It is
a crime or a blunder, and .sometimes
The Christian Journal is. of opiu-l
ion that until Mooiething is done to
remedy .the. -deficiencies in clerical
support, it is useless to talk about a
society lor the increase of the min
istry. . ' I
I have fouiid nothing yet which
requires more courage and indepen
dence than to rise! even a little but
decidedly above the par of the reli
gious world around us. Dr. J. IT.
The entire Persian mission, with
forty missionariesjand sixty teach-'
ers, now under the care of tin) Pres
byterian Board, costs less annually
than the current expenses of some
of our city churches.
Bishop Whipple, of Minnesota,
in a recent speech in New York,
said that there arJ now eight Epis
copal Churches in (his dinctse, com
posed of Indians; and four of tho
clergymen are Indians.
Patiently suffer that from others
which thou canst - not amend in
them until God please to do it for
thee, and remember that thou mend
thyself, since thou art so willing
that others should not offend in
anything. faaac Taylor. j
I am a missionary in my nursery,
once observed a christion mother.
"Six pairs of little eyes are daily
watching my lookw, as wi ll as listen
ing to my words; and I wish my
children never to see in my that
which they may not imitate."
The Methodists are responding
liberally to the call made upon them
to raise ,$800,000! this year for tho
missionary department. Already
in some; places ihe contributions
have increased from twenty to a
hundred! per centJ over those of lat
The Methodist seminary at liiick
ettstown, Perm., is completed,'and
will be opened during the coming
summer. The cost of Him. building
has been $1 18,000J Of this amount
$115,700 has been collected, and
$20,500 pledged, leaving a balance
of $13,000 to be provided for.
The. London IJxaminer is of opin-'
ion that philology and comparative
mythology have driven orthodoxy
out of the assumption of special
revelation to tho Jews, and that no
resort now remains to it but Sir.
Gladstone's "convenient doctrine
of a primevaltradition common to
al l -'people." j
Rev. A. McKeown, of Cambridge
port, is reported to have said in a.
sermon against the opening of the
Boston Public Library, that , "a
young man had better spend Sun
day in the worst den of infamy than
in a law-sanctioned library; for in
the former place his conscience
would be free to act, while in tho
latter it would be, blunted."
. The results of the revival at Law
rence, Kansas, are thus stated:
About one thousand have united
with the different churches; the
Episcopalians have finished a new
and beautiful edifice ; the ground is
broken for a newiMethodlst church,
to cost $50,000; and additions and
improvements have been made to
the First Presbyterian and North
A rupture is reported Inadivis-'
ion of the Baptist Church in eastern
Ohio, known as Menonites. ' They
are separated into two bands-kne
called the Ornish and the other the
Manese the point of controversy
being the wearing of buttons, in
stead of hooks and eyes; while a
serious feud is threatened in another
quarter upon the question as to the
length and snape oi tnecoai tans.