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Bright ia the morn, but I am blue,
Alas! thin day I am fifty-two.
What can a creature k.iv or do
That's Joyful, at grim fifty-two ?
I'm cnraed with cum, despite a shoo
A old and worn as fifty-two.
Rheumatic arrow pierce mo through,
My back's a butt, at Bfiy-two.
Wheie mice my iiniliinned grind) r gi w,
What diirjl gaps at fitty-two!
Htern warnings -ah, bnw ofi: ivte'-v
Mv dread of g"ut at fifty. two.
Though all Muses I should file,
They'd stint tlioir tiro at fiftj-lwo.
I)auly and Ornee may tempt my vim ;
They tempt in vain I'm tirty-t v .
Nature! Alack! 'lis " iivum' lin Ccw "'
One prizes most at fifty-two.
Ideals! pshaw! I mai vi I who
Poles on the moon at li'tj -io
Taste! Art! One tries with 70 w
rat' liefoif a: filtj-lwo ;
Or even a ptqunit Iriili stow
(Just dashed with wuu-i, at liltvlno,
I'a-s on, O world ; your false ado
Moves not the phlegm ol fifiy-lwo.
Your sweets, soon changed to holer me.
Deceive no more at fif;-two.
Cnme, friend, a mod si gam" of "loo ,"
Mild stakes, mild port, at filty-tno.
Diversions not too flushed of hue,
Just suit the nerve ol fifty-two.
Grandma LhcI a party the other day I
It van the funniest thing I ever heard
of in all my life, which hasn't been v-ry
long yet, Bering I'm just a Blip of a girl,
only turned Id, nnd Bob Andrews says
Dob rays oh, pshaw! I'm not telling
about htm, lmt about Gnriduiu'a party.
You sec, eho was 82 years old that day.
Eighty two merry me ! I wonder what
I'll look like when I'm c2 ? My hair ia
black as night and hers is whiter than
anything I ever saw, (or there ia a nil
very glos about it that 1 cannot de
scribe, hIic is so old and small and
yet fvery one savs she hits a lovely face;
it is just as if all sorrow, and regret, and
disappointment, and caro had been
taken out of it. It mukes rm cry some
times, it it so sad ; but then Bob An
drews Buy h I ery a', any thing I As if ho
And il'ii queer, isu't it? bnt Grand
ma's cheeks are red sometimes, or at
least they ure pink, and it always re
minds me of tho sunset shiunit.g on
new snow, and when she looks out of
tho window a long time her eyes grow
large and louk utmost young. 1 wa&
telling tbat silly Bob Andrews about
them, and be taid if I would look close
into them I would see an angel. I did,
and all I enw wus my own face, and I
k if sert Grandma and told her something
I had read one day that made mu think
of her ; . .
"fler ryes am homes of nilent priyer."
For sometime I think Grandma prays
much of tho time. What else can uneb
old people do?
Bat itbont her party ; there were eight
old ladies initol to it, and they were
all as old as Ornndmn, or very nearly
bo, and they trembled when they walked,
and they stocped and had wrinkles and
were dressed oh, dear, if yon oould
have seen them I Little old-fashioned
black silk gowns, with skimpy skirts
and white neckerchiefs, aud work bags
and strings of gold beads, and watch
chains made of hair, and they wore
brooches with miniatures of such fnuny
looking young men in them, and they
talked in such pathetic whet zy voices,
as they shook bands with Giandma, r.nd
wished her "many happy returns e,f tho
season, dear." You seo they didn't any
of them seem'to think they were old.
Oi very old lady said, "It's bo strange
that I should have Die rheumatism ;
none of my family ever had it. What
would yon advise me to do, Mrs.
Lindsey 7" she asked of one of the
"I'm Bare I cculdn't tell," said the
other old lady. "I never bad a touch
of rheumatics in my life. Can't be you're
getting old?"
"Oldf Ma old? Why, I haven't
een 75 yet 1 No, it's a cold I've taken.
I'll just take care of myself through the
winter, and come out like a lark in the
"I bad snob, a fall the other day,"
chirruped a frisky little old maid, with
dark, false curls and a bit of rongo on
on ber cheeks. Bhe was nearly 80, but
ss straight as I am, and Bob Andrews
ays I Iran back I'm so straight. "I
WU ooming through onr hall, tripping
along in a hurry, and I fell over the
door-mat and down the steps. It gave
me quite shaking tip."
"Yon chonld look where yon are
going next time," said one of the old
Ob," said the aged spinster bridling,
'that's wbat the dector said, bnt girla
will be girls, yon know I"
Mrs. Lindsey is a cranky old Scoleh
woman, and she- put in her word just
then :
"Fools will be fools," she said with
a sniff of disapproval, "and there's no
foels like eld fools, as I told Sam Mo-
uuuogu wnen ne asked me to marry
1m 1m ;r deaf and blind and not
tooth in his heal he'd V been a gift
for anybody to t'ike up with I"
I oould't see where Mrs. Lindsey dif
fered from her own description and I
was thinking it over, when the little old
maid spoke np :
' Girls," she said in ber affected fal
setto voice, "do yon remember Bruoe
Conway ? '
Then there was a chorus of "poor
Bruce I ' "It only seems yesterday I
saw him I" ".Such a handsome young
fellow," etc
"I've herd,"said Mrs. Lindey,"that
he was engaged to Sophie Lumb when
be died."
"Indeed be wasn't," spoke np a very
old woman who sat on the sofa knitting
stockings for ber great-grandson "ho
was never engaged to Sophy."
They didn't notice a blush on the
wrinkled old cheek, bnt I did let me
alone for seeing all snob things, as Bob
Andrews says and then the old hands
dropped into her lap, and sho ceased to
'Brno'i ha been dead fifty-five
years, sum grandma, musingly. "It
1'iesn't seem a day. I used to go np
meeting-house bill to put Southern
wood and lilacs on his grave poor
Bruco I"
Then I saw a tear en thecheek of tho
knitter,, and I went and asked her
about her work who was the little
stocking for ?
"It's for my granddaughter's little
boy," she said ; then turning to me
trembling and eager, "There wasn't a
word of truth in wbat they t.ild, my
deur ; Bruce Conwny was engaged to me
when be died. lie gave me this ring"
twisting a bent and warped gold wire
on ber thin, veined linger. "I've worn
it all my life, and, pleaso Gcd, it will
be buried with me when I die I You're
the only ouo I ever told, my dear I"
I think when they wont ont and saw
tho supper table with its lights and the
grand birthday cako with eigty-two
tapers bnrning, they became more
cheerful, for they laughed nud told
stories and recalled old times, the
parties they used to have and the cakes
they made, and they said no one knew
how to make such good cukes now, and
I'm glad they don't, for I shouldn't
like caraway seeds in my tea-cukes, and
pound cako as heavy as lead would kill
me I
When ten was over, tho little spinster
sat down at the piano and played. Oh I
1 wish yon could have seen her. She
bobbed np and down and sideways, aud
pounded at the keys ; bnt, worse still,
she sang a sentimental song in ber little
cracked voice. Even Grandma had to
smile. Butthon she sang the"Land of
the Leal I" Grandma bad been a groat
singer in her day, and although the
power and music bad gone out of her
voico, it had a soft, rod swoetnosi that
would huvo made mo cry if that Bob
Andrews would have given mo my own
hand. Ah it was I just kept tho tears
back as the dear old houI santr it :
"I'm wearin' awa, Jean,
I. ike nnaw-nreaths in thaw, Jean,
I'm wi arm' awa,
To the laud of tho leal.
" There's uae sorrow there. Jean,
There'll neither catild nor caro, Jean,
The day is ane fair
Pi the land of the leal.
"Our bonnie bairn's there, Joan--"
Then they all broke down, and and
and that ended Grandma's party.
They said they had a lovely time, but
I never sw anything so sad in my life,
and when they were all gone I cried
two, and said :
"Oh, I never, nevor, never want to be
old I '
"And you never shall be," said Bob
Andrews silly fellow 1
"I should like to know how yon ran
prevent it?" I asked, scornfully as I
'By taking such good care of you,
darling, that you" Bnt, pshaw, you
don't want to hear what he said.
Toilets of I'ircns People.
If circuses would but permit the pab
lio entrance behind the fceues, they
wonld doable their half dollars. It is
a onrions sight. The actors curiae from
the ring, heated and tired with their
last performance; the lady bareback
rider, seated on a chest, in a loose
wrapper; the clown's now sober face a
mixture of red and white powder and
perspiration; the aotors who go on next,
all putting on the last touches of their
toilet. Circus actors take more pains
with their toilets than most people
imagine. We watched one tall young
man in tights as he dressed his hair
before going out in the tumbling act.
He oiled it and patted it down, he
sliced it back on the aides and carved
it down in the middle, and he waxe
his mustache into a most beautiful curt.
It took him no less than ten minutes,
and he stood, meanwhile, before an old,
battered piece of looking-glass, support
ed on a slick, in the center of the dress
ing tent.
New Haven people put up abont
$20,000 on the racer Clingstone and
were beautifnlly scooped. One man
who couldn't give bnt $2 to help build
church lost 1700 on the race.
Striped plnsh is blocked iuto shape
as a lining for the wi 'e brims of felt
Diagonal rows of narrow bias ru flics
are the new trimming for the foot of
ilk skirts.
Hicillienno anl Irinh poplin are com
ing into fashion along with other rip
ped goods.
Leather lace, with leaves of lenlher
on twine Quelle laeo, is a noTcl'y for
trimming bonnets.
Train dresses that have been but little
used daring the summer have reappear
ed at Nowport and Saratoga receptions.
Brocades will be limited to velvets
for the approaching season; plain goods
will be preferred in silk aud woolen
ft litis.
Turkish and India embroideries of
soft, dull, yet rich coloring, will tiim
the self-colored cashmere and cloth
dresses worn la'er in the season.
New woo) goods have ball figures
three inches wide, of a shudo so nearly
like that of the fctuff that the whole
fabric appears to bo plain at tho lust
Tho Ion? gaczi veils formerly used
here, but now out of n'ylo, are woru in
Europe and cal'eil American veils.
Meanwhile the English mask veil of
red tulle is adopted here.
The pelisse to be worn next winter is
precisely like tho long plain redingotes
worn two years aijo. It iJ ma le of cloth,
and trimmed with braid down the front
and back, bnt not around the skirt.
New bonnets and lias for the season
belweeu summer and winter have the
brim of summer straw with a wintry
velvet crown. Styles for the demi
season are otherwise well defined.
The stylish wraps for the lir.'-t cool
days will be braided cloth juckots for
plain toilets, and iicelle colored cloth
mantlos, trimmed with lace and pom
pons of the same hhade for dressy
A great deal of dull red is seen on the
newly imported costumes, an 1 a touch
of red is in almost all toilets, though it
may be only a copper-red silk neckor
chief, a flamingo's breu-jt on the turban
or terra-cotta gloves.
Tho only beaded trimmings among
new goods are "solid" passementeries
that show nothing but bends, but there
are many sizes and shapes, such us
bugles, flat nail-heads, largo bulls, nud
the smallest beads like seed pearls.
India cashmere shawls of great value,
and many of which arc heirlooms, are
most ruthlessly cut by dressmakers to
make short "visiles." It is said that
an nlster has lately been made of a
shawl that cost $50C.
Milliners select the best feathers of
eight birds to make a single turbun.
Blu jys, black birds, magpies, crows,
partridges, hawks, wild ducks, pigeons,
swallows, and many other familiarly
known birds are stripped of their
feathers to minister to the new craze.
White with gold, white with silver,
lilac and pansy shades, are the colors
for dinner and evening dresses worn at
Newport. White, pure and simple, is
losing favor because it has been so
generally worn during the summer, and
it is now usually accompanied by red
and yellow.
The European custom of carrying in
fants on lace-trimmed pillows is adopted
by American mothers; and the nurse
wears an Alsace cap with a how of rib
bon a fourth of a yard wide, with ends
tbat hang behind nearly to her feet.
The nurse's dress is of the color used
for lining the lace of the baby's pillow.
The new braid embroidery differs
from thot so familiar to ovory lady by
having the narrow braid set up on one
edgo in what is called "knife blade"
fashion, to make the figures appear in
relief on the fabric. Amazon cloth is
the most suitable material for braiding;
caihmere is not firm enough, and this
work upon it has a drawn look that is
not admired.
Ten Thousand Acres of Oysters.
The joy caused in gatronomin and
epicurean circles by Mr. Olson's papr
on the "The North Sea Fisheries" aud
the great oyster disooverlos there will
be shared by the whole oyster-eating
world. Two hundred miles of oyster
lieds, thirty to seventy miles wide, that
is to say, 10,000 acres of splendid oysters
within easy distance of the British coast,
ia a discovery to whioh all those of
Stanley and Livingston sink into insig
nificance. One curious feature about it
is tbat the oeters lie at a depth of
twenty-one fathoms, thus disposing
summarily of the prevalent idea tbat
oysters can only be raised snccessfnlly
in shallow water. The man who invents
new dish, according to some, the man
who plants a tree, according to the
Mohammedans, deserves well of man
kind; but what is tho reward of a man
who discovers 10,000 acres of oysters ?
And vet all this is tinped with the
melancholy doubt whether oysters will
be cheaper in consequence. Pall Mall
Destruction of Mexican antiquities
Mexico is much excited over the fact
that several ardtrolngical societies of
the United States are endeavoring to
remove some of the antiquities of that
country to Northern museums. Great
cordiality has been shown to Mr. De
sire Cbarnay and to other scientists so
long as they wero simply explorers of
the magnificent mi. is of Chiapas and
Yucatan, but ttje moment they assume
tho character of collectors tho entire
press cf tho country is filled with ex
pressions of iudignution that so many
precious monuments of the ancient civ
ilization of Mexico should be carried
awy to foreign lunds. A law exists
forbidding the exportation of antiqui
ties, but for some unknown reason the
Government has allowed Mr. Cbarnay
and others to remove many valuable
specimens to Fiance and to the United
States, an action the Mexican people
oannot understand, and over which they
wahtu a vast number of words, their
irritation being constantly augmented
by tho apathy of their own Government
in collecting or even preserving inter
esting relics of tho original inhabitants
of the soil. Tho country is teeming
with these relies to such an extent that
whenever any t xcavutions are made for
railroads, oi even for new buildings,
rare objects of clay and stone sre thrown
up with every shovelful of earth, yet no
efforts are made to collect them, and
they are It-ft to ho broken in pieces by
ignorant workmen. In levelling re
rcoently for a railway in Yucatan a largo
number of slabs covered with hiero
glyphics were uuonrthed, but whon a
scientist of Merida accidentally beard
of the discovery, he found them broken
in a thousand fragments. The magnifl
cent ruins of Pa!enqu.e are being in jnrod
to a large extent by a company of spec
ulators who ate clearing the land of
trees and underbrush for agricultural
purposes, They evidently have do re
spect for Mua aud To 1 tec art, and will
no doubt convert the ancient palace into
a corn barn, unless a veto is put upon
their proceedings. It is said they have
already mutilated many important sta
tutes. It is no wonder the people call
on the Government to appoint a com
mission to protect these arcbnlogical
It is not surprising; that a desire
should exist among the cultivated
classes in Mexico that these remains
should be preserved in a grand national
museum in the country whose early
history they represent. Probably enough
lies buried in the city of Moxioo alono
to fill a gcod-sized building. The exact
locality of many important monuments
is known, and yet the Government takes
no pains to recover thorn and place
them where they could be of service to
arch.'ologicul students The present
national collection contains many ob
jects of interest, but it is so meagre
tbat a few small rooms contain it, and
if the present stato of apathy continues,
there is litt'o hope of its lnorearv.
In view of these facts it is a good
thing that arohnMogical societies in
Europo and America are making efforts
to obtain collections of Mexican an
tiqnities, and casts and accurate de
scriptions of tablets iind carvings whioh
oannot bo brought tway. Otherwise
much matoriul of great arcbielofcijal
vuluo would remain concealed from the
world, or, what is still worse, be de
stroyed by ignorant bunds.
Fnierson's Words.
Tho publisher of the Literary News
recently offored prizes for the six most
striking and characteristic sentences
from Emerson's writings, those four
persons whose sentences were the most
frequently quoted by all tho competitors
to have a prize. There were forty-nine
competitors. The highest number of
votes given to the Fame sentence was
tweuty-fonr. Tho following seven sen
fences received from twenty-four to
eleven votes each in their order :
1. "Character Is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to
live as well as to think." f The Ameri
can Scholar.
'20. ''His heart was as great as the
world, but there was no room in it to
hold tho memory of a wrong." On
43. "The fountain of bf anty is the
heart, and every generous thought
illustrates the walls of your chamber."
Society and Solitude.
48. "The ornament of a house is the
friends who frequent it" Essay on
Domestic Life.
10. "Nothing great was ever achieved
without enthusiasm," Essay on
7. "There is no beantifier of com
plexion, or form, or behavior, like the
wish to scatter joy and not pain around
us." Essay on Behavior.
C4 "The finest and noblest ground
on which people cun live is truth ; the
real with the real ; a ground on whioh
nothing is assumed." Essay on the
Cashmere and cloth with Saxony em
broidery, soutache braiding, or plain
stitching, will make up the bulk of new
antnmu costumes.
la Kxkllnrnllnt Effect upon the SiM.manil
Renrais la Medicinal War-
It is getting to be the fashion now
for people to say tbat coffee is injurious
to health and many persons are giving
it np regretfully. Perhaps coffee is
very injurious in some cas s, bv of all
beverages it is oontended that it is the
least injurious. CoiTu di inkers are
generally cheerful, strong aud perse
vering. Tho eminent Dr. Bock, of
Leipsic, says : "Tho nervousness and
peevishness at times are chiefly attribu
table to tea aud coffee." ne says that
the digestive organs of confirmed
coffee-drinkers are in a stato of chronic
derangement, which reacts on the bruin,
producing fretful and lachrymose
moods." "I cannot agree," says Dr.
Henry Segur, of Paris, "that the ner-
onsness aud peevishness of th present
time are to be attributed to the use of
coffee. If peoplo are more nervous or
in worse bnmor now thon formerly, we
may find other causes arising from the
customs and habits of society much
more likely to produce such a state of
things than tho use of this particular
article of diet."
Lot us examine the effects of coffee
on the economy. Taken in moderation
it is a mental and bodily stimulant of a
most agreeable nature and, followed by
no harmful actiarj, it produces content
ment of mind, auays hunger and bodily
weakness, increases the incentive and
capacity for work, makes man forget his
misfortunes and enables those who use
it to remain a long time without food
or sleep, to endure unusual fatigue and
preserve their cheerfulness and con
tentment. Jomand says : An infusion
made with ten ounces of coffee enables
Ijne to iivo witnout otner food for live
consecutive nays wuuoui lessening my
ordinary occupations and to use more
and more piolonged muscular exorcise
than I was accustomed to without any
other physical injury than a slight de
gree of fatigue and a littlo lo ss of flesh."
The mental exhilatution, physical
activity and wakefulness it causes ex
plains the fondness for it which has
been shown by so many men of science,
poets, Feholurs and others devoted to
thinking. It has, indeed, been called
the intellectual beverue.o. I ' supported
the old ago of Voltaire and enabled
Fonteuelle to pas his hundred yearn.
The action of coffee is directed chief
ly to the nervous system. It produces a
warming, cordial impression on tho
stomach, quickly followed by a diffused,
agreeable, and nervous excitenunt,
which extends itself to the cerebral
fanotions, giving rise to increased vigor
of imagination and intellect, without
any subsequent confnsion or stupor,
such as are chaiactoristio of narcotics.
Coffee contains essential principles of
nutrition far exceediug in importance
its exhilarating properties, and is one
of the most deBirublo articles for sus
taining the system in certain prostrat
ing diseases. As compared with the
nutrition to bo derived from the best
of sonpB, coflVe has decidedly tho ad
vantage, and is to be preferred in many
instances. The medicinal effects of
coffee are very great. In . intermittent
it has been used by emineqt physicians,
with the happiest effect, iu cutting
short tho attaok, and if properly man
aged is better in many cases than the
sulphate of quinine. In that low state
of intermittent, as found on the bunks
of the Mississippi river and other mala
rial districts, accompanied with en
larged spleen and torpid liver, when
judiciously administered it is one of the
surest remedies. In yellow fever it has
been used by physicians, and with some
it is their main reliance after other ne
cessary remedies have been adminis
tered ; it retains tissue change, and thus
becomes a conservator of force ia that
state in which the nervous system tends
to collapse, because tho blood has be
come impure ; it sustains tho nervous
power until the depuration and reor
ganization ( f the blood are accom
plished, and has the advantage over
other stimulants in inducing no inju
rious secondary effects. In spasmodic
asthma its utility is well established,
as in whooping cough, stupor, lethargv,
and such troubles. In hysterical at
tacks, for which in many cases a physi
cian can form no diagnosis, coffee is a
great help.
Coffee is opposed to malaria to all
noxious vapors. As a disinfectant it has
wonderful powers. As an instantaneous
deodorizer it has no equal for the sick
room, as all exhalations are immediate
ly neutralized by simply passing a
chafing-dish with burning coffee grains
through the room. It may be urged
tbat an article possessing such powers
and capacity for such energetic action
must be injurious as an aitic'.e of diet
of habitual employment, and not with
out deleterious properties ; but no cor
responding nervous disarrangaments
have been observed after its effects have
disappeared, as are seen in narcotics
and other stimulants. The action im
parted to the nerves is natural and
healthy. Habitual coffee drinkers gen
erally enjoy good htiilth. Some of the
oldest people have used coffee from
earliest infancy without feeling any de
pressing reaction, such as is prcdneed
by alcoholic stimulants.
De Coiitcej's Deatli-Iieap.
"Has ho seen her foot?"
Reginald De Courcey, eighth of
Wabash, smote his corselet fiercely
with the trusty blade that bad cloven
in twain the skull of many an eneiny
and looked tenderly upon his wife, the
Lady Agatha McMnrty, as they frtond
'neath the shadow of a glovo which tho
wife had carclcs-ly left on the lawn.
By the D tike's hide was his faithful
steed Step and Fetch-It, in whose veins
flowed the blood of the swift courseis
of tho desert, the Arabian. '
"I know mo not," quoth the Lady
Agatha, "whether that of which yon
speak hath indeed taken place, but on
hir rctnrn from the tonrney at Coshoc
ton, whither young Rupert do Moya-
mensing bath taken our daughter, I
will not fail to closely question the
maid regarding this matter. Truly, it
is of much moment whether this young
knight, who cometh from beyond the
Littlx Miami, doth wed onr daughter."
"I prithee do at speak of that," said
Lord Reginald hastily "and yet
thought light. An Rupirt make not
the lass his bride metliiuks it will be
many a day ere another one so guileless
heavetb iu sight. What's o'clock? '
"Three forty live," replied the Duch
ess, looking at the sLudows which the
sun cast upon the woodshed.
"There i yet time to warn hoi-," said
Reginald, "but with another bene than
thou, my pet," ho added, stroking the
glossy neck of tho Arabian courser,
"tho task were indeed a hopeless one."
"Then haste thee!'' cried tho Lady
Agatha. ' Lise not a moment of time
that is so precious. Fly with ull speed,
and I will offer up piayers that thy
journey may be swift aud sure."
Leaping upon his horse tho Duke
sped swiftly from out the court yard,,
the clatter of hoofs making glad music
in the i ars of his devoted wife. Sud
denly sho beard the horde givo a mighty
snort and stop, uud anon there came
upon tho summer breezo that was kiss
ing the locust blosscms above her head
the sound of a dull tuud. Running
with feur hustened feet across the port
cullis the Uiiclioss saw tho affrighted
tttiimnl standiug iu front of some huge
object, while further on lay the corpse
of her husband, the cold, white face
looking np to heaven as if iu a mute
uppeul for pity. In un instant she was
by his side, but the kisses that she
pressed npou tho pallid lips of the mau
she loved so well wero tinfelt aud the
words she spoke brought no response
Then, going to tho horse, she took him
kindly by the bridle. "I do not blame
you, Step aud-Fetch-It," sho said, "for
thero are some things which evun an
Arab steod may not lt-ap ovor, aud it
was very careless of my daughter to
leave her overshoe in such a plaeo.
Virginia Women.
The fair Virginians, though fond of
admirutiou as all true women are
have always been true to their loves.
A thousand cases illustrate this, in the
pust and in the present. Tho greatobt
coquette, the most brilliant belle, the
most consummate dir., when united to
tho man of her choice, becomes a peer
less Virginia dame, fit wife and mother
of heroes, statesmen and president?.
The annuls of tho Old Dominion are
full cf such women. In the rooms of
tho Virginia Historical Society, at Rich
mond, are several pictures of Pocahon
tus. They are not claimed to be au
thentic likenesses of the "fawn of tbe
forest," aud they do not recall the tra
ditional beauty of the gentle Indian
'Our own dear I'oi'uhoiita.
The ViremiiR gu.-en of Hie Went,
Woli the heart of a Christian hero
In a timid maiden's hrea-t;"
who, marirying Master John R ilfe, be
came the hii'h born mother of a high
Isarn rue whose princely Indian blood,
after coursing through a dozen genera
tions, is Btill quite visible in some of
the best Indies of Virginia.
The Virginia Rirl was carefully pro.
tec'od from all rudoness; her native
modesty wus rover shocked by anything
coarse; her grfitlc dignity was never
in filed by contact with the rough and
unrefined in that thedivinitr that doth
hedge a king was hers nonce, that
exquisite delicacy, which is the greatest
charm of woman, has always been a dis
tinguishing characteristic of the fair
Virginian, past and present. Darin k',
indeed, tho man who attempted any
familiarity with t aristocratic cordial,
but dignified ladies of the Old Dominion.
Their manners, however, have not that
cold, deadly repose
1 W'hioh stamps the easte of Vers do Ve
Bulwcr said he never met a real
woman never met a woman who wuh
not a sham, a sham from the moment
she is told to behave prettily, conceal
her sentimeLts, and look fibs, if she
does not speak them. IT nd the dandy
novelist foil wed the examplo of his
grea(est contemporary, Thackeray, and
visited irgrjiu, he might have met
among tho descendants of old Virginia
society more than one real woman.
There are in Richmond to-day, real true,
penuino women women whose loveli
ness merits the praise of De (jnincey,
that ' life owes half its attractions and
all its graces to female companionship.
A Sinilli't' ('use.
.1 I hear you h.i w (,-mii- :ml done it.
V- b, I l.non ; in iM I- i.oiri will ;
V'-nl and Ire d n 1 nil-' II. 8 i,
J hollll JOU M ' I'm Mll'li' hMI.
And yell lie I lo-r d:d jihi t II li e
l mil ill l!i ikIiIoii la-1 .liilt,
And ri N' hi , to ii-U the .iii:i ti u
At a null e y s . did I,
I -lippor-e jmi lift !le- lull Mo III
With itH 1 1 1 u -1. mill it IikIi:
I'or they hiiv lovo's tlaire is lu K'htis'
III the ilm kiii-ps ol the iiulil.
W.-ll, you niilke 1 al uin t ther.
Overhead, the hI:ii lit sky;
And I 11 hel old man, eonf h tt
y.iu were friKhteiie I. su ivus I.
So you s'rolli-d along ih tei-raw,
K;i- the Hiinimi r m lotihlt pom.
All it riidiinn-e mi the w.iteis
As they rippled "II III" shove;
Till ill leiieth you KMtln red e-mrne".
When JOU saw that none were luli
Pid you di-.iw el a and tell her
That yen loved her? Sn did 1.
Well, I needn't ll-li you further,
And I'm sure I inh you joy;
Think I'll wander down and eoo jou
When joii'rn mariu-d - eh, my boy ?
When the lioueynio hi i ov r,
And you're settled down, we'll try
What ? The deuee you t-ay ! It. jeel.ed,?
Y"U I i-i"i d '' So ih I !
It is only in New Jersey that, the
papers speak of u "widow woman."
All other States grant the ee-x without
Chicago doubts whether her chief of
policn learned anything of nuy ucoount
iu his three mouths' trip abroad. He
probably knew all that was vroriu know
ing before be went.
Quite a number of stiiumer hotels
have been burned recently, and in sev
eral instances the gin sts have escaped
in nothing but their night clothos. As
the season is about ovor it is probable
that the guests set 'em afire, knowing
that if they didn't tho landlords would
hardly lot them get away with even a
puir of stockings.
The most fashionable thing in society
now is a baby, and a yonng mother with
u pretty iufunt is the envy of all her
sex. N. B. Both mother and baby
must be richly dressed, otherwise the
couple are ouly a woman und a brut.
A colored porter iu un Austin store
asked the proprietor for a day's leave
of absence. " Whut'n up now 1 ' "Dur'n
a niirgith gwiuo ter git married, and I
oughtor bo present ter Bee him fru."
"Who is this colored man at whose
wedding you have to bo present?'' "I'so
de niggah, boss."
"Mamma," asked littlo Gortie, "be
the Smiths real p-or V" "Why, I don't
know, dear," replied her mother ; "but
why do you ask ? ' '''Cause, mamma,
Mamie Smith's dolly has only got two
dresses, and I know she must feel aw
fully mortified when she takes her out
into company."
Foreigners' ignornuco e.f Amorieau
geography has boon often criticised, bnt
the Chicago Tribune fulls iuto an un
pardonable blunder when it uutionuccs
that a telephone lino is to bo laid be -twocu
Paris und Versailles underground,
and that "it is to be carried along the
main roads nnd the right bunk of the
A man living in Schuyler comity, N.
Y., without auy apparent cause, is said
to have passed through all the physi
cal changes in the short period of 18
years. At tho age of 0 be hud all tho
development of strength nnd muscle in
a lad of 15. At 12 his board was grown
and gray hairs appeared. Now, at IS,
he is as decrepit us an old man of 8(1,
and seems tottering on the verge of the
The most candid young man iu Aus
tin is Nicodemus Murphy, ne culled
at the cilice of a wealthy citizou un 1
Called right out and said ; "I wan't to
marry your daughter; I can't live with
out her." "Aro you acquainted with
my daughter?" "Not in the least."
' How, then, do you know yon can't live
without her?" "Well, I heard yon
were going to give ber lots of money
when she married, and my personal
expenses are so hiavy I can't livo with
out her or some other woman who has
got money to support a husband."
How n Journalist Fared.
A Little Rock newspaper man, while
out iu the country, stopped at a rude
farmhouse for dinner. Thinking that
bis profession would insure extra atten
tion, he remarked to the farmer :
' Needn't put yourself to extra trouble
for mo, for I am an editor."
"A what?" asked tho farmer, regard
ing tho visitor with newly-awakened in
terest. "A newspaper man."
"Wall, I reckon you can get suthing
to eat anyway. Some folks mont not
gin yon nothiu' on this account, but I
never was very particular. But hold
on. Editor, did I understand you to
Bay ?"
"Yes, sir, I am an editor; and how
ever unfavorably it may strike yon, I
must say that I am proud of my call
ing." I'll bet $100 that you are one of tho
fellows that helped to take hell outcn
the Bible. Reckon you'd better travel.
Never mind that corn-bread and butter
milk, Jule," Arkansaw Traveler.

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