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H. A. LONDON, Jr., ;
tlllTOK AMI I'lloPItlETOK.
Al V fcllTIHINO.
One aquam. one luwrtioii.
Ouuuquara, two lufi'i lI'Hin,.
Jiw mjuiire. "ii" month,
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
n cnf y, nnp your,
Oh copy , Ms m-iiil -
' - VOL. IV.
PITTSW)UO CHATHAM CO., N. C., ATGl'ST 10, 1882.
Fur largvr ailvHitlhuiiicuulltieral runlrm i v. Ill
The Iti .1.1 V. il. .
We'ie married, thy ray, and ymi tliiuk yon
havn wen nio
Well, tuke thin whito veil fn m my heal ami
li.ik on me;
Hi re's matter to vi you an I ninth r In grieve
Ib-re's duubt to distrust ymi ami failh to lie
lievo you -
I am all, as you oce, common earth, common
Bo wary, ami mold nic to roses, not i iicl
Ah! shako nit the. tilniy thing, fol.l alter fold,
Ami Hoe if you have nm to k'sqi and to hold -Look
cloao on my heart eoc thu woiat of iiu
It in lint yours to-ilay for llin ycMcrda)-'
Tlir past in not initio I am too pi mid to bor
row We're miirriutl! I'm plighted to hold up y.ur
As the turf at youifiet dors iti handful (.f
That way lies my honor my pathway of pride,
Hut, maikyoti, if greener grass grmv either
I Hhall kiew it, and keeping tho body with
Shall Walk in my apirit with feet mi lli dew :
We're married! oh, prav that our Iom do nut
I have wings fastened down ai. 1 hid Ion under
in y vt'iij
They aro subtle an light you can m ver iiudi
An I spiloof all c!a ping and spite of nil bauds,
1 can slip liko a shadow, a dream, from your
N.iy, call me not mud, and fear lint Intake-inc.
I ant youra lor my lib tunc o , ,.,t ,-,,
To wear toy white veil f. r a sign or a cc.r,
As you shall ho proven my l.ud or my I .vc i ;
A cover for pcaeu that ia J, ad, or a token
Of Mie that can never be wilttcnu !-p..ru.
GOING INTO PARTNERSHIP.
Mrs. Nottingham, being unable to gi t
tlio means from Lor husband t. supply
her necessities, at last informed him Unit
bho should resume her profession of
touching, so as to lo as indepomh-u'. a
bU ) was before slit married,
"You're not in raine-t, my Jm-?''
said Mr. Nottingham.
"Of course 1 m in earnest. Why not ?
Do yon suppose I intend to go on this
way, borging aud praying for evory
farthing I upend ? I've li en indepen
dent onoe, and can be no upoin."
'No; but look hero I" Mr. Notting
ham hud riaon, and w.m pacing up and
down father unca-ilv. ' My wifo enn't
go to teaching ! Wh it in it you waut :'
"What I cun tarn I proudly replied
Mrt. Not t cgl am.
"J?Ut put it inlo wordn."
"Well, thou, look here," said Mrs.
Nottingham, "I Imvo always dono uiy
own work and sewing. Cotmidered us a
cook, I demand three pound a month;
as a eenmstresH, ono pound; a your wife
and the lawful mother of jour children,
at leaht teu pounds more. And then I
tlmll not ouxider mysilf adcpiuti ly
"Whow-w wl Let nte Fee-it's nrmlr
twenty pounds a month I"
"I cont-idt r my services as worth (hut,
at least," said Mrs. Nottingham, uiib
dignity; "but if you would rather Lire
a housekeeper, I will prosteiilo my
original idea of epeuiug a select school."
Mr. Nottingham walked up and down
the loom once more, rumpling his hair
into porcupine fashion with his fingers.
"I will consult Unole Wotherhee," Le
"Very wt 11," said Mrs. Nottinghum.
"I'm quite willing to abido by his de
cision." Uncle Wethorbee, a brorzi visaged
exeailor, who was comfortably smoking
his meerschaum up stairs, was summon
ed at cn.-e. lie camo down - rather
slowly, on account of a wooden leg
and listened to tho pleading on cither
side with the utmost gravity.
"D'ye waut to know my opinion?"
said Unole Wutherbee, when they both
"Certainly," said Mr. Nottingham.
"Of course," said his wife,
"Then look here," said Undo Wctli
erbee. "Matrimony's a co partnership
of joys and sorrows, and it onht to bo
of money as well. My advice is, nephew
Nicholas, that you divid" even with
"Divide oven I ' blankly repeuted
Mr. N'rltitigl am.
'(!, letter (.till,'' went on I'tiele
Woatherbe?, "like one-third vt t la
money yonrelf, lay ani.le one-third for
household purposes, and then give the
other third to rhoobe."
"Yes, but nnole "
"Yon asked my advice," said Uncle
Wetherbee. "There it is, and I Lave
nothing more to say."
IIo stumped off upstairs again. Mr.
Nottingham looked at bis wife Lis
wife looked back again at him.
"Well," said Tbrebe.
"I will try it," said Mr. Nottingham.
"It seems wild idea, but Unole
Wethetbre is a remarkably sensible
man. Yes, I'll try it."
For the next three yean Mr. Notting
ham remained in partnership with his
wife on these nnnsnal financial con
ditions. "Though for the life of me, I can't
see what yon do with all yonr money,"
aid ho to his wife.
"Tho very idea that has often sug
gested itself to mo in regard lo your
money," retorted Mr. N jt tiiif.;hum.
"I iiad intended to buy a houso for
you, if it had not been for the unex
pected appropriu'ion of my funds," eaid
"I oan wait, dear," said Lis wife,
serenely. "All in good time."
But ono altercoon Mr. Nottinghum
em no home early from butduess, and
i rut-hed up to Uncle Wethorbee's
" My dear uncle," said he, " that
hon'o of Fillurk's is iu tho market at
forced Bulo. Bueh a bargain 1 Only six
haudrod ! "
" Why don't you bny it, then ? " eaid
Mr. Wetberboe, Hcooping fresh tobacco
out of his jar.
" Because l'vo only been able to lay
up four hundred of that deucedly smull
all .waueo of mine," said Mr. Notting
ham. " Ever hince 1 divided with
rinrbe, according to your sugges
" Yes,'' nodded Uncle Wethorbeo.
" accoiding to my suggestion "
" I've been a comparalivoly poor
man," siuhed Mr. Nottingham. "One
cau't lay up anything on such a small
pittance as that."
" Perhaps your wifo tliink t so, too,"
chnckled Uncle Wothnrbee.
" Oh, that's iiUagoMidr a ilirt'orent
matter," said Mr. Nottingham, "l'vo
been thinking to reconsider that
Undo Wetherbee stared inU-nlly at
liin wouden leg, and said uothiug.
"But," aided Mr. Nottingham,
"about tho IMkitl: phuo? It's a little
gem of a house, and I've always wanted
a house of uiy own. This lout-paying
le.ihinoHs don't altogether suit mo ; and
I could give a mortgage for the two
hundred pninds if you would allow mo
to me your name as Keenri'y."
" Oh, tvrluii.ly certaii.lv 1 " taid
1'i.ele Wetherbea. " Use it as much as
And Mr. Nottingham went off re
joicing. Ilut Wiggs .V Haugster, tho'ageLts iu
chargo of the IVkiik plii:e, wore exult
ant wheu he urrived.
" Four hundred pounds uud a mort
gige for tho balauee is very well,' said
Mr. Saugbter ; " but they had another
oiler this morning of canh down, and
they had considered it their duty to
Mr. Filkirk to close with it. Very
sorry but perhaps they might suit Mr.
Nottingham with some other piece ol
property ? "
Mr. Nottingham wmt home sadly
"What's tho uso of trying to save
money ?" said ho. "I'm going to give
up after this I'1
"i don't aqroa with yon there, dear,"
said Mrs. Nottingham. "I've been
siviug money for the last three years,
and I've found it pays."
"You have ?" said her hnslund.
"Vi course I havo. Do you suppose
I spent all the money 1 Not a b:t of it.
I put tho best part of it out at interest,
always following Undo Wethorbee's
alvioe iu my investments, and I've
bought a houso with it !"
"Whut house ? '
Mr. Nottingham's eyes opened wider
"Tho Filkirk house," eaid Mrs. N.,
her lips and cheeks dimpled all over
with fatisfaction. "I completed the
bargain to day. My dear," stealing one
arm around her husband's neck "how
do you th.'nk I have held up my end of
the buninees partnership?"
"lictter thun I havo dono myself,
n.iebo," raid Mr. Nottingham, with a
curious nioibturo coming into his eyes.
"My plucky little wifo, I am proud of
"It was your money, Nicholas," said
tho wife in a faltering voice.
"But it was your prudence and econ
my that stored it up, Phirbe."
"Then you don't regret the terms and
the articles of onr partnership ?"
Ho the young couple moved into tho
Filkirk houso when the first of May
came around, and the coziest room, with
a south window and tin open lireplaco
for a wooden tiro, was reserved for
And Mr. Nottingham is never tirod of
tell'ug his frit nus his wife bought the
plaue with her share of the partnership
"The most charming woman ia the
world," says Mr. Nottingham.
Turned in Ills Tomb.
Spirit of Thomas Jefferson present :
Question : "Well, Thomas, how have
you been resting since you left us?''
Jefferson : "Pretty veil, thank yon.
But I did turn over in my grave onoe."
Question : "Why, when was that,
Thomas ?" Jefferson : "It was when
the Louisville newspapers began to put
'Hon.' before the name of a Polioe
Court Judgol'1 Louinville Courier
Journal. A hundred aud sixty men of Amite
county, Miss., went to jail for five days
rather than pay their fines for lailure to
work out the road tax.
FK.MVIK i)i:.Ft iivi:s.
Tup Opinion ol an Old Fxiimi n tolhi'lr
l ai'l utnr.a-Tho llr.l One Ho l;vt l- ISuw.
" Looking over the paper," medita
tively remarked an old dotcclive, one
hot aftersoan, whilo ho pushed the mint
aside to epenr with hi) utraw a big
strawberry at tho bottom of his glass.
" I read an advertisement that caught
my eye, the offc-r of a highly educated
widow to engage us a detective, and I've
boen wondering to myself if it can bo
the eamo widow I know of ouco in a
certain Wostorn city who put up a job
that I had to look into professionally.
Stio claimed to bs a detective, and a
woman who wanted a divorco from her
husband engaged her to find the evi
dence requisite. Her way of finding it
was to manufacture it, by entrapping
tho man into what seemed to bo a very
compromising situation with her, and
huving him surprised by w itnenses ready
at u n'guul from her. I was engaged to
expose tho littlj gnm, and did s.
Perhaps this isn't tho same woman.
Probubly sho ien't for that was fifteen
years ago, not long after the war, aud
that woman was thirty-live then. I
don't regard women as good for straight
detective work at all. Iu tho course of
working up a cose, ciiciuuhtances tuny
occasionally arise in which to get ut
noiud one particular little dula:l or item
of fact, a woni'iu may bo employed to
advantage, and every dutectivo knows
women that ho can get au.l u-o for nidi
an occasion, but their casual utilizati m
in that w.iy does not make them detec
tives. If I should send a boy into a
placo aud tell him to notice, if there was
in there a p rsou answering a certain
description, that wouldn't luako him a
dotedivti would it? Well, that given you
a little i lea of what I mean. Women
aie often employed as detectives by
divorce lawyers, uud are occasionally,
by business houses, put on to work up
Home young euipioyco that they suspect
is living too fast, perhups ou thtii
money. For those things a buiart
woman, especially if sho is pretty u'nd
has no seincumishneGS about tho sort of
society the goes into or what bho does,
has advantages over a man. But I Lave
uever known or heard of a woman doing
any leading or prominent dctec'ivo work
in the unravelling of a criminal mystery,
or the foireting out of tho perpetrators
of a nrimc such as a mutder, robbery, t r
a forgery. The women who havo the
mental force and power of concentration
to do that class of work uie rare, if
indeed they exist at all, and do not seem
to go into the business.
"Another thing : n woman who ob
tains the personal knowledgi of and fa
miliarity among the criminal circles that
are indisptnsablo for a good detective,
almost inevitably ends by joining them
herself if, indeed, she has not actually
oommuueed there aud is much niori
liable to be their accomplice tL.au their
betrayer to justice. And that c niiitl
eration loads me to mention another
field of usefulness for the to called fe
male detectives, vi. , as go hetwuens, or
negotiators betwoen thieves and their
victims for the restoration of stolen
property. It is not ut all an uncommon
dodge for woman employed in tU it
capacity to play themselves as detec
tives. But, after all, the best placo for
the female detective is iu u novel or a
play, and Latta was the best one I ever
Why Eve Didn't Need a (Ju l.
A lift j writer iu ono of our exchanges
furnishes some of the reasens why Eve
did not keep a hired girl She (ays:
There has been a great di al said about
the faults of women and why they need
so muca waiting on. Soiuo one (a man,
of conrs1.) bas the 'resumption to ask,
"Why, when Eve was manufactured
out of a spare rib, a scrvunt was not
made at the same time to wait on her ? "
She didn't need any. A bright waiter
has said. Adam never came whining lo
Eve with a ragged stocking to be
darned, buttons to be sowed on, gloves
to bo mended "right away- quick,
now ?" He nover read the uewspapers
until the sun went down behind the
palm trees, and ho, stretching himself
yawned out, "Is supper ready yet, my
dear?" Not ho. llo made t';io lire,
and binti the l.ettle over it himsdi,
we'll vet. lure, and pulled tho radishes,
peeled tho potatoes, and did oveiythiug
dso he ought to do. Ho milked the
cows, fed the chickens and looked after
the pig himself, aud never brought
home half a doz.m friends to diuuer
when Eve hain't any ireth pome
granates. He never ttaytd out till
eleven o'clock at night and then soolded
because Eve was sitting up aud crying
inside the gates. He never loafed around
corner groceries while .ttvo waa rocking
little Cain's cradle at home. He never
called Eve up from tho cellar to put
away his slippers. Not he. When ho
took thom off he put them under tho
fig tree beside his Sunday Loots. Iu
short he did not think sho was specially
created for the purpose of waiting upon
him, and he wasn't under the impres
sion that it disgraced a man t ) lighten
a wife's cares a little. Tint's the reason
Ere did not need a hired girl, and with
it is the reason her descendants did.
Progress ami Happiness.
Indeed, tho opportunities and advan
tages of the age are so immense, the
inventions so prodigious, the conveni
ence so universal uud supreme, that the
obsoiver constantly looks to seo if there
is a corresponding advance in human
welfare. The Arabian stories aro out
done. Ali Bab:t and Aladdin aro fam
iliar licroes. We own all tho amulets.
We havo mastered ull tho magic. Bat
there are th wo who reflected, as they
read those wonderful tales, that while
it was plcnsaut fi r Fortuiiatus to have
hi.i purse, and i!durons fcr Ihopriueo
to uvuku tho sheing beauty, there
was apparently the Mime old sorrow and
suffering on every side. All tho nmgio
ended in individual gain, und although
fuiry power haunted Uidad, Kagdud
was not fairyland.
Wo know a charming and venerable
lady who used to go to Albany in u
sloop, and sho has bometimes been u
week upon tho ny. Wo leavo Now
Yirkvt half j ust ten, and dino iu the
capital at two. Another old friend
made her bridal tour to Niugara sixty
yeur.s ago. But her grund-daughters
can make their to the Htatlbbach and
Tormina shorter time. We know of
tho riot in Alexandria before it is sup
prissed. Lingfillow dies, Darwin,
Knier-cn, Garibaldi, nud Oa-gun und
Naples know it i-iniultanooiit-lv. Fifty
years ago, if early winter night fall
overtook Cougre-a in t-esbiou, it man
toilod long aud laboriously to make
darkness visible villi oil und caudles ;
now one touch llo ds tho (jieut bull with
day. It is a bj.ribol of the sudden
llooding of the ah do world with the
news of the. inoiuetit. From his ofllce,
hi: shop, his be. in , a man with his tele
phono talks with his friend, bin lawyer,
his grocer, his doctor, milos away. No
fancied convenience in his daily em
plnyuicut occurs tohiuath.it is not al
ready fact aud waiting for him to buy.
Ili.s newt-paper, a library for tivj cents,
is b it a typo of nil. It is tho a,;o of
Is it also the i.ijo" of greater luppi
ucas? Is tho bk-s.-iug universal? Does
tho magiiilicont and aarvelous genius
of invention bind men closer together?
Wo put a girdle round the earth in forty
uiiuutes, Is the swift journey one of
general blessing ? Walking uloug the
stieet of palaces that loads to tho beau
tiful metropolitan pleasure ground,
marking the elaborate workmanship,
tho cosily spleudor of detail, catching
glimpses of rooms rich with the spoilt,
of every soue, bright with exquisite
decoration, seeing tLo silken and laced
and jowehd figares that step from
stately carriages, and seem to float on
air like spangles on a sunbeam, do we
feel that it is the purse of Fortunatus,
good for himself aud his family alone,
or that all this spleudor is but the
llower of a general probpt rily, a univer
sal content? It is a momentous ques
tion, which sentimeut, not political
economy, must answer. Seiilimeut
rules tho world. It is tlm sense of in
justice, not u demonstration of mipply
and demand, tint uj heaves aociety.
I'liu golden ago was not that iu which
iuventivo genius wrought miracles, and
when tho Alps, a region of dazzling
icy heights uud cold dark valleys, was
tho symbol of human society. It was
prosperous, but it was prosperity of
mutual good-will, of friendly in'erest,
o general eo opt r it ion. 1' was a dream
of pagans. But it was a Christian
world iu which they bore ono another's
burdens'. Telegraphs and electric
lights and cheap peiicdioils alone will
not n store it. But the samo tpird.
uud only tho tame spirit, will win
A-ttiei l ack again. Harper's Maga
zine. A Modern Fable.
Little Ked Biding Hood having wade
a cake all by her own solf, was bent by
her proud and hi.ppy mother to carry it
to her graudmoiher. Upon her way
sho encountered a wolf, who, repre
senting himself ti iho credulous child
as tho old lady's Newfoundland dog, so
won upon her confidence that she dis
closed to him the object of her mission.
"Then,'' said the evafly wolf, "I will inn
ou ahead and pull tl.o bobbin that the
latch may fo "l1-" 1 'ho silly t'hild, bt
iu lotulied with gratitude, accepted
his serviced, uud t ave the auimal a nice
big piece of her cake ; and the wolf
perishing miserably of indigestion long
before ho had reached theold dame's
cottago, Litilo lied Biding Flood ob
tained a Lew tippet aud muff from his
skin, and was enabled to soot ho her
grandmother's dcoliniug years with the
bounty paid for his tcalp.
Molt a t, -This fable shows that cun
ning vico should never attempt to take
the cake from eon tiding innocence
"You writo a b antiful hand. I wish
that 1 had ncli a hand," eaid Mr.
Flasher to a lady clerk at the hotel.
"Am I to consider this as a proposal?''
asked tho bright lady.
"Well er ves if my wife is willing
to let mo off," replied the accomplished
I, 'w shoes are much worn.
Inflated skirts are guininj ground.
Feather fans are very fashionable.
Country toilets should be very simple.
Plaid zephyrs make jaunty tennis
The capotois the dress bonnet of the
Velvet ribbon comes in 2uiu m a
Hussar blue h tho newest shade ol
pale gray blue).
Bad plays au imj ortaiit part iu lawn
Handkerchiefs embroidered in color
are in high favor.
Flowers aro tho extravagant trimming
of the dressiest liomets.
Loug-wristed mils and innrquet lire
gloves aro worn almost exclusively.
Baw silk and pongeo redingotea uro
worn by many fashionable women.
Ivory white unl ficelle gray is thu
favorite combina ion of col.ir iu laces.
Nearly ull shoulder capes havo a
thick ruche of laco or material around
A scarf arrungod as a pelerine is a
favorite summer drapery for Iho
White straw pokes, trimmed with
whith laco only, are much worn by
Tho pelerine continues to b i the favor
it i finish for summer t jilots fur the
Ficello or twine bonnets can be worn
with ooy kind of toilet, but they are not
lUcc and eoiichiug toilets are madeoi
tho gayest, brightest, and richest ma
None but homo male dresses, and
very ugly ones at that, are inflated with
The corsages of some very huudsome
costumes are lac d up in front instead
Hummer pelerines are small, and come
in a variety of simple as well us many
Balbrigan stockings abound in va
rious tints of rod, old gold, umber and
blue in all the new dales.
Fuu'aUic hats shading the face, with
indented brims of largo size, will be
much in uso ut tho seasido,
The belt or sash no longer defines the
waist line, but is placed at tho bottom
of tho long pointed corsage.
The long redingote is Worn over a
skirt trimmed with only ono llouuco or
a heavy ruuhe ut the bottom.
The latest summer mantles are of
ficelle lace, over Canton crepe or thin
silk of tho same gray color.
The kilt pleated flounces placed ut
the bottom of some pointed bodices are
remarkably btc miiug to both slender
uud full floured.
Whita lawn, mull, organdie, and dot
ted .Swiss aud mull dresses aro brought
out iu all sorts of styles, simple and
elaborate, for midsummer wear.
The shirred or gauged lleligolanda or
Mother Hubbard garden hat of bright
printed or pale tintod suteon is worn by
young girls ol ten und upward.
Coaching parasols uro made gay with
embroideries or paintins of hunting,
sporting, equestrian, and pastoral scenes,
flo'.vers, birds, and immense gilt mono
grams or coat of arms or emblematic
Among other fancies is that of fasten
ing tho corsage with tiny, ballet shaped
button-', set on less than a i inch apart.
The buttonholes aro made by machinery.
Sometinios there is a doub'o row of
Tho English lawn tennis hat is of
feather felt iu some leUheii.i sha'o of
color, while on it is punted r embroid
ered a huge poppy, peony, daisy, or
sunflower. It is turned up in a wide
awake style in front.
T tho sateen printed with Kate
Oreenaway figures are now added nov
elties showir.g rustic scenes, groups of
Wattcau fiiiur(s, and tho pictures fre
quently surrounded with a (tarlauJ of
flowers, making a shawdow ou the soft
The 1 itet Palis novelty in ornaments
aro litj.nr ili- i'((m, consisting of
brooches made oi the lip of a stag's
horn ornamented with lilit foliage of
silver surrounding tho head of a hone
or stag, also in silver ; from th brooch
hangs a chain of pieces of hoin,
linked with silver, to the end of which
are suspended all Bor's of sporting em
blems in silver, iu horn aud silver.
Mrs. Burnett, the author of "That
Lass o'LawrieV," dresses in the highest
style of HMthoticism. At a recent en
tertainment in Washington she wore a
gown described as the "Esmeralda." It
was of shaded gray bilk, with all the
fulness of the drapery gathered both
back aud front into a yoke a' tho
shoulders, and failing thence in one un
broken sweep to tho floor. It was not
confined iu tho least at t li t wa;st, and
was buttoned in the back like a child's
apron from tho ue.'k to the bottom tf
the skirt. There was a puff of cardinal
satin on eatdi shoulder, tho tleeves were
long and tight, aud a small pleating of
bright satin finished the bottom of
the skirt and neck.
a siiuN(;i: m ic!Ua;k sji'm:, !
"I Will Nio" IiimcikI id "I Will" In iiu Kiif-
Ulll.ll I'll llivll.
A certain dean of Chester was called
upon to perform the wedding ceremo
nial of a pair of happy lovers. The
position of both parties was of the
highest rank, und tho gimsts who were
bidden lo tho church wore e.f the most
fashionable aud esalted. Tho day ar
rived and with it tho hour. The edifice
was packed, aud all wus in readiness.
The dean, expectant, awaited the com
ing of the bride, und tho groom, with
his best man, was in the vestry. The
hour passed aud kt'.ll tho bride did not
uriivo, After a long delay she drove
up to tho church door, und with her
bridesmaids swept tip the largo middle
aisle towards tho altar. In tho mean
time tho groom advanced lo meet her.
and receiving her half way, e.-corted
In r to tho dcuti. After the opening
words of exhortation tho eh an lurneel
to th:t Unit) aud uke 1 hi in the usnul
question whethe r he would have the
woman for Irs wedded wife, etc , to
which he answered, "1 will." The
quo-lion being in tutu asked of the
woman, to tho astonishment and ainuzt
ment of ull t h distinctly said, looking
the groom iu tho face, "I will not!"
The next instant sho sai 1, iu a low
voire, Mr. Dean, no one em more regret
tho words I have jud uttered than tuy
self, tnid if you will d suii- s the congre
gation and take u o into your veitry
rcom I will apologize, mid ut the same
time fully und nalisfiictorily explain
what iniiv seem to be my strange con
duct." The dc in, seeing that she was iu
earue.l, iu a few winds dismissed the
bewildered congregation aud directed
the bridegroom to await him. Tho
congregation having departed, mi l the
lady und dean being together, die sa.d :
"I canned toll you how badly I feel. 1
bad loved my lianceo truly and devoted
ly, und had looked forward lo a ln'o of
perfect happiness and joy. Tnis morn
ing, ns you know, 1 whs lalo ut my
uiaiiiige ceremony, but it was not
through any luull of mine1. I arrived
as soon as i could. Instead of receiving
looks of love and words full of hapf i
iicss from my future husband, ho para
lyzed my beating heart by saying, when
he met mo half way up theii'ble, 'Curse
you! If you expect to begin life this
way, by keeping me waiting for yon,
you will liiid out after you are my wife I"
My decision was instantly made I
havo been told thut, so.iner than
sutler uuhuppiness through my own
uctions, it were bottei to renounce even
at the ultiir a union that would bring
misery and grief thereafter. Had I
turned back ho would have followed
me ; there would have beeu u hceue,
und ho might have persuaded me to
return and marry him. It also might
have looked like temper, and 1 hud full
time during ye.ur few words of prayer
to make lip my milid. 1 know that 1
havo disappointed friends, uiy family,
but uo oiioiLo.o than myself. Ij not
ask me to reconsider his late uciion.
Inform my would have beeu husband ed
my dcteiinina'ioii, and let me go." The
lean, seeing the was lesolved, could
not but approve, and geutly led her
through the church hack to her uuxiotis
patents not us a smiling wife, but as a
woman whoso present is shuttered, aud
whose futtite is blighted.
V liner of Kapids.
For two or three miles ubovo the
Shoshone Falls the Snake river Mows
through iuimetise chasms, with walls ou
cither side hundreds of feet high. The
river is full of rapids for miles, the
descent beinjr b great. At tho tipper
Shoshone falls, known as the Twin or
Little Fulls, the rivtr is divided by
island, aud tho two streams nidi over a
precipice, and fall into a pool oue huu
dred and seventv-tive feet below. As
viewed from the bluli'. hundreds eif feet
iibevi, the sight is grand, aud from
below t'leio is still inoro to admire and
awe the visitor. Homo four er live
nniiK down tho rive-r we come to the
great ira' Is. where tho entire liver
descends in a sheet livo huiidrtd and
ten fit. S nuo thirty or forty miles
lurii;.l down (striata in Solomon Falls,
t xteiid.i.;': q'lite a distatuv. Tie
gratis! of the.-e falls is only twenty
feet, bur the forms und gieat number
of the tid'.s mid cascades make it very
b 'ant still.
Hue a short distance above tho falls
is tho most remarkable sight we havo
ever see n. In the high Mil lis along the
river there issue nutueious great
springs, tho waters of which fall over
the rocks and are lashed to silvoty
streams and spray in their descent.
The first of these pours oer a cliff
in a semi eitcnlar form, and falls over
two hundred feet. As seen from the
opposite bide ed the river, it is very
beautiful. Further dowu the river is a
much grander si ;ht. A stream of
water, equal to that of a small river,
pours out of the bank, aud fulls over the
locks in silverv streams of almost every
conceivable shape and form, while the
spaces between are lined with green
moss or shrubs, so thut it presents the
appearance of au immense grotto.
The Mater Lily.
II awakened one neiniiiii;. pgpjcd the Iiu'1'.
And Inn-ted to iriwt tie- sun,
Arrayed 111 a visturo Bpnilcaa white
And finer than ever was npiin.
Tin: day -Roil gave it Keii'roiu care.
Tenderly kissing it dry,
A zephyr brought us its porfunie raro
While soi'ily wunU'ring by.
lie aevorod it from the lender stem,
llu placed it williui my hand;
It was neirr to me than the costliest gem
That a prince mi'lit command.
"I'm- the liingnagu I niv it ymi, " he said.
Oh moment with joy npletcl
My heart beat iii' k, my cheek Intined red,
And life, like thut Dower, was wut.
My childhood's hern, a bevy no more,
Fioiu the minny .South had come
Again lo New I'iMlaiid'u rocky shore,
A;;ain to his Noithern home.
I can see him now with his ji t Mack eyes.
With liia culling, raven hair
V hi might have- thought loin a prince in dis
I'.y his tall lot inV princely air.
An I when his Hlron, warm hand clasped
As it in-i-1 iu the liir-ort d iv.-",
1 Mi I not dream iu that hour divine,
of the gull hetwenii onr ways.
Tn his ipivry I coyly whispered yen,
Hut unkind Kate sai 1 uo
And the wraith ol that blo.-som is all I poascss.
of a il.ij so long ago.
Earthworks torn up by the legguns of
(X-rmitny ate literally baak-Knipped.
Boboit T. Ltuenl;), the present bocro
iiiry of wu;', is now the only survivor of
Anrahutu Lincoln's family.
There is a pos' master in Louisiana
named Tak.away, but ho t,nly takes
away u salary of 'J5 per year.
Otinn is a most unhappy nuuip.
Anxious iuqnirers tire ulwuys wanting
to know if yon are a son of a Ounn.
Tuli do is going to organize a riding
school in order to learn a young blood
how to fall off his hore gracefully.
Au Iowa man tried to raise $15 by
giving a chattel mortgage em his wife,
but no capitalist would advance more
Fish don't bite because they aro hun
gry, but simply gnaw away out of curi
osity, just us a mau keeqis fooling
around a buzz-saw.
When tho teacher asked, " what peo
ple live the longest ?'' a little fellow at
the foot of the class promptly spoke
up: "B.iriiiim's giants."
On the question of the next potato
crop the eyes havo it. Lowell Cour
ier. It looks about here us if the bugs
would have it. Hartford Times.
No woman ever answers a call by tele
phono without smoothing down her
hair, working up a smile, aud trying to
muke a good impression on the trans
mitter. The Japanese manufacture scissors
with stout bteel blades and brass han
dles, indicat ing that they havo mastered
the secret of uniting tho two metals
It is ta d that paper can bo com
pressed iuto a substance so hard that
ouly diamonds can scratch it. That will
be the boss paper ou which to priut
"Yes," said a lady, coniplueently, "1
expect we'll get rich uow. My hus
band has just been appointed one of
the receivers of au embariassed pav
The population of Loudon, according
to JohusKili's (lazeteer, wus 3 Mil 571 iu
Ifsl. P.iiis. in lhTti, had l.WS.UOp,.
Vienna, iu 1S'1, hul l.btf.NVT. Berlin,
in the samo your, had 1 1-2, :W5.
In Gertumiy, bawdu-t is combined
with glue, or some other binding
material, the result being a plastic mass,
which is pressed iulo molds, into eloor
knob.i, piano keys, uud various other
Bussia has tho model liquor law.
Only oue ruin shop is allowed iu n vil
lage, and tho dealer, who is appointed
by the government, is liable to dismissal,
tine und imprisonment if he allows any
oue to beeouio drunk.
In the southern part of Delaware is
a swamp, from which for many yeaia
pat eyprebs logs have bo"ti taken out by
shins!o -makers ut a dep'.h of fifteen feet
bdow III" present surface, which is
covered by u thiifty forest.
Homo of the Asiatic races have a
peculiar manner of kissing. Instead of
placing lip to lip, they place the mouth
a id nose upon the cheek und inhale the
breath strongly. Their form of bpeech
is not "give mo a kiss," but "smell
Among a party of (ionium i uiuigratit s
arrived iu New York was Thomas Mor
ris, a full-blooded negro with his blonde
wife und four German African babies.
This couple are reported to be quite
w ealthy, and intend to settle in New
Kate Claxton, the actress, who is
tuuiniering at Patchogue, L. I , was
enjeiying a sail in her boat, the Coquette,
a few days since, wheu the craft was
upset by a squall. Hhe was thrown iuto
the water, but resoued without injury,
and having passed through both fire and
water may consider herself safe.