Newspaper of Evening Star, May 24, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 24, 1873 Page 6
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I. ??? ai< u a rri ?d?l * rH ? ? r. ?? I'f K' Id It gn'?? hl'? ? f >rk<ilc"iUi tree t? n? p'*'1 ,n "'lr' *nd a*-as ? ?ale fur' ..n?f bf i /?! tnf^r anti'inify. JU|??<l<in> pil<-' Tie- frmi Y>*rnnt< B? ml ?f?rt His irrsnite wall ami thrown It" mck'xl front Mi ff ti? ||. rr I ??*?? Ttw "H'w-p nf *iant in**Ti in criMii: ?tour. And turn. at.<l -I* w <V?rfia! wlert* ?.|?*^ptls' fT'1*! ?Im*. Tl?? m'ghty raptaiu- ha\< < tii?- h. '>i?-to r.if; f Th' kr?f WnnH ?.. ? p am i lli- l>w. Th- sent in-1 that *to.m| with ^wly l>r?*.**t Bfforr th? fr rt host- ??? f'nir irav The hattl.-. r> that roll.il, r?-r-lii**.- wave ?n tti>. th?- f.-Bi .w ff* in* hack ai?l far. I? hrr? How ? ill: y.t |..?w n..? th grav Thau ?Trt ? rushing R- lirian haf'K . ?r Or t In*- aw.) hajt|? -liak'ii *w of Trafalgar "* ill. . Ths ver<t?-r stalk* in ?titt importance oVr The ni.-l ttiaiir' r.-f- niliiii! "to5??; ?s ?t<M?l- with 'ifte.1 ??aft tine hi. I t.-f.>r. b? for?i? tlx! utk'** ha>l rriwlml or f.v?hioii?d throne-. Aim! roldlr point* jo? ont th* coffined l?on>? H* ?tai -is r> mp. -e.| wh?rf minrnuM not -tar J A little time before" ? The hand disnw in The ulle ?word. ami now mstea.1 the grand Ai>.itf M*n fft**" nul*'* oiffrt ai? l take* <??m -| lorn ,inn Miller, >* Ar*tl #?i ?r*. A STEP IN THE DARK. we7e boa films at Mr*. Campton's for 1 of the year, when Kossillon ar rived to make hi* annual visit in the ?aiue homelike house. He had met Larretia the aummer before. ami nm|>t?ni? cf a vig orous flirtation ha.l ilru'kiiiril tlirmwlvrn at ~?t time, which, however, hul l>een nrrr^tol interested partie- in wwin to prevent se rious consequence*. Lueretia and I.una were awn WOTm. thev re>*>ril.led each other in form ami feature in a remai kahH- decree. hut Luna 5" * brilliant brunette, w ith a warm color rip pling across her . heek ainl touching her saucy little chin, with eve* ot infinite ?l*-|>tfi au.l duski ness. with a torrent of waving .lark hair: while Lncretia wan. v some of her friends reiu irk.il, ? l.wi? (lout in light color*; as some of th.- d'* afleeted said, Lucia faded out. Lucretia's eve* ? *Tvl light, tender ^in( serious, and fringxl with heavy laslies; her hair was a skein nf gold that seemed alive in everv thread: her color wa* like the flame in the opal. r?-?tle?? an.l ?neertain. but a[wav? beautiful. If h. r fa.-e ?a? not *o eltective a> l.m-iaS. it wn? one that would wear better. Von mav believe that Lu rrrtia owl Tiot t?ir^otien Kovilllou nor the svnip to?Mi. ?fcy had wevrr met any man who so eom rletefy hfte.1 into the niche of her ideal a* he ?>uring the time since they had parted she had receivnl two ofVrp of niHrriaK?*t but he hail peppedI betwet-n them and dimme.l their (lorv. "he niijjht hare accepted one of tnem ir she had never haewn H?w?.illoii, but JCospillot) onc?* known wa.- net to be igtiore<l. ?? I am ?o glatl that we meet agMUi, ' he said, remingto her side after his tea. "Introduce to tbl!* r#u? of >ohrs. She startled Me half an hour ago. when 1 came utKin her aaxl siKldenly >ii the shrubbery, she i.-so like and M> unlike von.*' - Ah? Malicious folks call me Lucia's nega tive; no you think it's so b?.l a? tliatV she JHtked. the caae^"' Therc cau B*tkiaK ??ut good in -#^ut ,heintro,l?t,?"on she saw little more ?T KosmIIoh during the evening, or of Lucia c iiner. " Consi.leritig that he was so glad to meet again, ihe thought, -he might have staid for a word or two. she went to her room i^arlv, an.1 waited tor Lucia, who came up later, trilling an air from the MyIC Plut?. ?? Who is he. Lacretia? Whv didn't von ever ?peak of himr; she a.?ked, taking the butterfly out or her hair, and regarding her>*-li in the glas* as -he spoke. ?? I- he any b.nly in par ticular" 1-he a .lesirable Mr'i - ' * *? He is a KossHlon," ?ai?fher cousin, sle?f.i!v "M t that euough?" I - ' ?? It is a? if yiai said he i> a ISourlKjii,' w ith ?ut raentioniiig if he had :i throne. ?? The hot^sillons are made of gold, if von mean that. John Kos^illon has a protection an?l brams. he can >ing and dance and "ketch " " A n<l Hiit." > ery well; forewarned is fore-armed. Take care ot yourself, then." " Ami you'.'"' " tiood-night." Hut to take care of one'- self was nosuch ea-v work in Ho^sillon's pt? -?-nc.-, a^ Lucretia had found ,.o her cost?as she was finding .lav bv Cay. i hoTyh to others >he ha.1 proved difficult ??t api-rojicu, imi.-t have setn that the lirtle devotions which he was in the habit of Ji9 pet.sing liberalt\ in?l thi?tightte>^lv to whatever vretty girl happened in his wav ha.1 aeeiued to W Lw . ,t,u* wur,t!i actions lor which ?he had lutriied ai..| w aited all her life; and ?perhaps K.swillun had not the heart to di?i>el the illrsion for thr nun. e. especialiy a? there might be no need oi .t. since thev were certain to part before many week., and "time would be equally sure to dissolve the enchantment with gentle touches. Hut how niativ things ?f "rtain pro\e themselves io be the bawless fabric of a dream! To the unwary heart Koscitlon was a .langer ou* friend, his approaches were so like Kate's *5!*.i1,K'r8 ? gracious tanuliarit v which flattered without ortcnding, in virtue of Which |l.ucr?tia had aeriuod the iavored Ot his ambition.1 and creed, of such sor rows as he had tast. d?a trick of nature, .le maii.i.ng svmpathy in hi- pursuits ami pros Cets. to which she res|K.n.le.l in diapason It d never incurred to Lu. retia to observe that he had requ.red no return of confidence on her part, that he ei.tertained no curiosity alw>ut her ?Kdesof thought ami being, that her soul, ex cept so far a- accident bad revealed it to him W*wtoau**ry wWch Ue "cver tired to Bat the tirst evening was hardly the key ?ote of the rest. Being the only gentleman ?taying in the house at that time, thev took taeir pleasuring together, they gal loped through ^ twilight \hxkI", aiiil toiinu out new pifta way? through icreen ^ioonui where the i.artrivlkfe was at home, ami great fern frond- to-sed in the wind ami ?hook out their spices; where the joices ot bir.Ls like d.-tant\ath^traT beUs echoed through the solitude, as it a hundred caimeswere ringing, and sometimes they lost P*** ind sometimes a thuiU.r-stonu I1'suld the *,r T?x ?l. and blasted trees before their eyes; lighting the se frrt of the forest, for an liixtan: reveal ing the flower in the caiva. the dew uts>n the bOU,<^ ll"' l,r,er )4n'1 cl?mb ing Tine, ami hiding all a? suddenly. Or thev ?ickmcked ufH>? the Black Cr.ek tJ.at wouml tea trooked .abyrinth to the -ea beneath an f1?*1 w; or "1-rea.l their table on the -ami. and gathered strange hints of ro mance ami danger from the drift that the tide washed up. It was a season of frolic happi cr' ^eiaitJ |>re-emifieut in Ko* dhaMorSt^t' received a wholesome tr 5? aTtelxtlori- ^ >>? the mean time. Kate Was silently settling the matter for them all. ?*V?5l uc.mi* "I'railied her ankle in one of .heir excursions, and was forced to drop out cd these Jaunts by -*a ami laml, ot.e m'glit 1 that it wa an unlucky thing for Lucretia be cause it taught Kossilfon. who bad not vet *nt bey?ttl the -urface of her . li.tr i. ter that she ha<l added little or nothing to his pleasure, which was. a, he fancie.1 maTt.ly ,|j riy?d from Lacia s fascination*. Very likely it hwwlT hi*'1 ,k**'n Lbci* *. the case might have been rever-ed. However, when there was to Mther*tf?rr ? *i?- tb* ,wo wrre kin,l enough thf.r ^ ? *l>0.U, Ul''f,ll s ami recount their .lays a>!rer.tores. leaving bow much ut? recounte.i; tt ey brought her i^uet, of wdd ?r..re*1. berries, keepsakes from LowMiIlon had always a word of sym ?a^herCM,rr'* ^r loss of the summer . 11 -ch a shame you could not hare been w:th to-day," he would s?v. regard ,^ herf Compa^.ot.atelv ^ince he had b. gun'to taste the *wc;t?of love himself, he had more th? IT*'? b"^r"Of it- bttern^i.^n the ?ame, 1 nerHia's lively imagination tor tured her with the probable result of all these excursions. >.ut -he hrmlv aetu^d tobrtieVvS . !Ul***h",i' l.ucia bad a world full of luLLd!j,Vr|Tbvm ^ Ctre,t *" IU,lfh ?? for Konrillou, it were hard indeed if he should be required ol her to feed i.ucia's vamtv she cou.d uot believe in any thing so unfair. She ^^^.LlOUn,,' *lth faith that everything r'^ht in the event, that truf broken "hearts ^ Truth to tell. Lucrc.a was able tomovea'K t& u^re^ltv *T?;rrh'3r r th,,ut i"Iowl,'? hntrht on i Bal *be danger was at its SSftiwSmhZ^? tor the ?f i'ho ttMt "a^Sfhj^ li! They cooked their ..up per in gipoy w,th ero?-*icks and cald r*n. K^iUon at*d Lucretia going shooping in the wherry to the oid clam-.lijjger up_the creek for wherewithal to All the caldron. Than they reclined lastly uj-oai the sands, and counted the oaiisor the uiackeiel fleet as they came in sight, and heard the crew of a schooner Inton ing at the capstan, anal the musical reverbera tions of the rule of some sportsman lying low In his go*: among the marskes. and braided the hoars with jest and senUuvxU till the twilight taombled down, and the fading sunset reflected A chromatic scales of rich hn?* npon the eastsrn shy. which in turn the sea repented, breaking the mass into a mosaic of jewels; and Lucia and Komi lion strolled awny to light a bonfire on the crest of the slope, to which the others brought Contributions of drift- wood. making picturesque groups along the beach. Some .ir the party, fired of the romp, gathered about t.S* blaxe?f or the evening was growing chilly by the sea while other* loitered still, and w.Uched (he smoht curl ami the Light touch up the picture: among these last was I ^uoretia. By-ami by the Are died away, leaving only a anass of red ami blachened embers. Hamilton left Lacia'* aid **? gather aura fnel. 3ie ??rfy iLaperaeH by ?w.'t and thnfes. Lucretia drew mem and took La- ; eiat vacant place, not dreammg that it had I teuton, Md MM eM to* $m-1 ber?. ho??ilicn w..mi?r?d back, and thr^w down his h:*r?-tlill Ol .IritT; it was ?tlll a lifti* damp, and did not kindle readily. ?? Shi vt ring stilT!" he said, resuming his *eat bes.de the crouching figure. ?? Oh, tor a heart of fire to warm you through!" he quoted. ??'Come iimler my plaidie.' Here'* an un claimid wrap'"?winding It about her. "So they have all taken themselves off, have they? 1 don't care?do you?" ?? Not a fig,'' resjionded Lueretia. " I've half a mind to tell you a secret," he said, with a hand on hem, "it's so dark and lonely here?a secret you haven't sust>ected of course. Shall I?" ' " You will please yourself." "Ah! that soutwIs so like your cousin Lu?half defiance and halt assent"?rising and trying to urge the embers into lire; then he returned, and without another word took her in both arms "It is too dark for the others to make out this charming tableau," he whinnered; lor she had started and drawn awav. or rather had made an effort to draw avray. " IHin't be afraid, darling, the tire won't burn, and?and my tlame will. I love you!" '?You love me! ]miK>sMble! Yen are laugh ing at me." * " 1 -et those laugh who win. Tome, yon sorely do not want me to do all the loving; sav that it is measure for measure!" " Pressed down and running over? Oh, it is too good to be true! It'll like fairy gold. Are von sure? are you sure?" she whispered back. " I thought it was?" But he stopped her mouth with kisses. " Don't say another word.OT I'm afraid you'll revoke it all. irit's too good to be true, you don't hate me. You belong to me, for ever and ever." " If yon are sure vou want me ?o long." " 1 never was surer of any thing. 41 * Doubt that the sun doth move. Bat never doubt ' " The smouldering embers flared into sudden lite, and lit up Lucretia's face, rosy and dimpled with happiness; glistened in the crystal eves, and touched the ringlets dropping about'lier check with gold. Another man, perhaps, would have dropped the hand resting conti ? lt*ntl\ in his, and tolil the whole story in a word; but not Kossillon. He sat silent a mo ment alter ihe revelation, and counted the c?*?t as was but natural. An instant ago he had be lieved himself quite happv, and now?was he altogether miserable? ?? C ome," he said, presently, rising ami tread ing out the tell-tale flames; "they are calling us to gu al>oard. Take my arm: the sand slips un I der one's feet, ai d it is dark." He stills spoke ? as tenderly as it the illusion had not been din They slid home tinder the quiet stars. : hardly consctpus that thev moved, passing a joke or singing a song, watching the moon j come tip to show the ragged reflections in the dark water, the tide setting about the piers with a will, the black wharves running out to meet it. as it seemed, the ghostly shapes of an chored and deserted ships roc king on the swells. I.ueretia half wished that thev might keep slip ping on forever thus. Her happiness was so unexpected that she lialffeaied to go home lest it should prove a myth, too sweet "lor human I nature sdaily food. As for Kossillon, he flit ttd about in his usual stvle, now dropping a word to I.ucia. engrossed in a flirtation with an . eKlerly l nrsus?for Lucia never left any lo?le unworked?now lending a hand with rone or rigging, now looking into Lucretia's eves, that mirrored the supreme joy of her soul, and won dering at the freak of fortune that should so choose and order his w ay for him. To Kossillon it was already a foregone conclusion that he should marry Lucretia. He w..?W have thought as soon of selling his birthright as of explaining the situation and demanding a release, or of giving her occasion to suspect it. Quixotic, if you please; but the mistake was his?the conse quences should be. Lncretia had only made the mistake of loving him. All his Christian and gentlemanly impulses rebelled against al low Higher to bear the burden of his blunder. . ion may think, very likely, that he could not have loved Lucia to distraction. Possibly not. j Many a young man has believed himself in love w hen misled by the gracious circumstances of | >outh and beauty, and has lived to find Ins j creed worn threadbare. And how manv of us to-d.iy thank our star that 1 interfered be tween us and our first love! What a delicious agony it was at the time, to be sure; but what I a'lwtasy of retrospect at the present! I I hey agreed between them?and I believe it j was Lucretia's suggestion?that the engage j ment should not become public till her return home, which, beside giving him time to accus tom himselt to this change of base, also relieved him from some ol the restraint-, of an acknow I led^td lover. " I suppose you will speak of it to Lucia." he of the'a'ffai'r8 wf 111 tlu' drw11 j "Not unless you wish it. If is proverbial t iat I.ucia can t keep a secret. With the best inten j Hons in the world, it will slip out." > " Then she certainly doesn't deserve to have | the keeping of ours,"lie returned. Now Kossillon was one of tl.o^- fortunate l?e . jngs who attach great value to whatever be | longs to them. It a possession in years, thev I regard it w ith benign indifference; if it is theirs, 'i8 w?, grows with their growth and strengthen# with their strength. It is a pity that such natures are rare, rather than that class whose appreciation of an object is in ex act proportion to the distance between them, t'J.b'ess'ngsonlyBrighton when thev take their flight Since Lucia was beyond Koe r r^h'.he ^K^n to detect in her aftecta thL ili n had !'*'*???. r"r realties; to discover the shallows of her mind, the hollowness of her !?". itoJ"rceivea thousand i -mter-chanus. nee he h?.? seen her only in o :e light, and that so dazzling that it had rather milled him than revealed her; iujw he was beginning to l?e colors /r^i n' l'a",fed ,1,>r 'n Lucretia's ??? !L._- ^ -v P?'mon was bringing out Lucretia s strong i>oints, a* heat brings out in visible writing. Her shining qualifies were be coming apparent; the intimacy of their rela tionship was bringing into existence, or rather into play, fascinations of which he had never dreamed, tor which hitherto Lucretia had no demand. He had always thought her a nice sort ot a girl, with plenty of common-sense and a pleasant manner, but when he caiue to studv her, to interest himself in her, to make love to found that he had never known her. It was like making a new acquaintance; for there are some women who never believe in them , ve?> m their power of pleasing, hold them selves in reserve, and never appear at their hest till some responsible person has indorsed them. It requires the magnetism of love to de velop their pow er. Like plants, thev refuse to wiUiout sunkfne.' inC^*bl? blossoming, TLe progress of event* proved that one lovet w? as good as another to Lucia, as her facile affections were easily transferred to the elderly Cro sus, and Kossillon having unselfishly de cided to s?ve Lucretia's feelings, was not a lit to fi"d> th? end of the autumn, Jame tnn^ J."inK c?re Of his own at the arne time. i he idea ot spending a lifetime i? become a synonym for misery. L ?l,''os,nK him, had offered him the great opportunity of his life. Indeed, Kossillon was so sure of himself and so delighted with his LVi't?rt? h" * be bought it no treachery to write to his own familiar friend, to whom he would have trusted his soni! ' ' *"Te taken ? ?ep in the dark-no false st<p, let me assure you. I fancied myself in lo\e. l outh can not waif even for daylight. 1 proposed in the dark to the wrong person and have been happy in discovering that she is the one woman designed for me from the founda li'ght?" W? Few couM do better in day The familiar friend read this interesting item to his sweetheart-a bit ot property ac " 'vnilr1"1* !".k meetin? witl? VUMsillon. Moral. that voun^ lady. ?? always i?ro pose in the dark. How do you'like myl^airar Madame Alamende says somOMticeT" l* 1 ***? would take The sweetheart was a friend of LucretU's. I u. retia was to spend Christmas at the tilen haveits. and at New-Year's Kowillon was to meet her at her own hearth-stone, where the engagement was to be made public. They had f hf,'^ * programme at Mrs. ?ilenh*ven's for i^r Te." Of Pantomimes and private r* w,.n? up wiUl a Christmas-tree of fru'"ul k,Bd' and Lucretia and Kate I urnan were busy one morning preparing their costumes, and talking all manner of nonsense, . ?5,,y a* two larks in building-time. ' ,."? bope," said Kate, "that you and Ku I*'t will get on well together." " think it much more important that crvtfa0" *** ?n WiUl Lilu>" laughed Lu " ^ but it's so nice havfng one's choice an pnwed by one's friends, you know It wu ?he strangest thing how it' cam? about too I Wea tbat he liked me. hreijbody said he wasnt a marry in* man ami his attentions didn't signify; so when he ptwpoaed I was so astonished that 1 said * No' frs always my first impuUe to rifu? what" ever s offered me?and men as he was sfw ? vntrm me?ana then as he waa rain> away ititruck me that I wanted to say 'Yes' and I w?- I ?t wondering how I could correct mv Uinta. .. when be put down his h^M rowed he wouldn't take 'No' for an answer ? *lad, because, you lee. it Ln^tl^l>l",^MddifnUy- I>em me, what .. pat in Lucretia. nint! And you are to wear it >h?!l CioJerellatn the pantomime. Did yw?"kuow thmKupert tsgoing to be the pri.e^ Thed^ old ifootte won t know wbother you'v a ah ? k.a cade or linaey-woolm^Wh^a "pTty* yoti haven't mt a rewl nrlaceof your own, ds^" ' L'** to b?P?*' *aid Lucretia, gaylr. '? t>h. I heard of the drollest piece of lore making this summer! It's nobody you or i know, so them's no harm speaking or It. See WOUUI yomiooB up this -toeVT^ittTa tower of; ? " ilff i? wfIr Helen's emer aMs. . m sfraid Kunert won't know me in such ^^SXc&JrS; ^ou^affid oi ,? frlen'1 nymph, ami lost bio heart I guess be n itt have lost hi* wits too, for the ninny proposed in the dark?to the wrong girl! There! did yon trer imagine ?ucha dilemma! Wb<ch wouM you do. let this lace stand up or lie flat!" ?? What did Kn|>ert's friends do'/" asked Lu cretia, letting the lace gloriously alone. " He??oh, he accepted the situation. Wh.it else could he do? Ku|*rt says it's Koseillon. Heavens! Lucretia. what's the matter?"' *? I've run a needle in my finger ciear to the bone. The sight of blood always makes ine faint. See, there's a drop on Miss Olenhavcn's India muslin. What shall I do?" " I*et me get you some arnica." '? No. thank you; I'll go up to my room and lie dow n a moment. 1 shall be all right pres ently." " You didn't break oft the point in your linger?" " 1 think not; if I did it will woTk out: things usually do;" and so she went to her room and locked the door; but she did not lie down, nei ther did she remember any hurt but that which Kate's heed less tongue had wrought. All her happiness had vanished like a mirage, dissolved by a rude breath, a word; all this time she had l>een robbing l.ucia, she had been defrauding Kossillon. She hail given her heart away when nobody wanted it, and Bossillon had accepted the gilt from pure compassion. But how admi rably he bad played the part of lover! Well, there should be no more play; itshould bedown right earnest hereafter. But how could she live without him? what should she do with her thought*, that bail learned the trick of follow ing nim, and would not l?e easily coerced? Above all, what should she do with the love that she was about to take back? It seemed for a whils a? if there was no corner in the wide world bigenough to hide and bold it all. After she had in a manner composed herself, she wrote Kocwillon a few words, telling him a little ot that which he already knew, aiming her re gret* at having been the cause of so much un bappiness to bim, and releasing him from the engagement. The next night but one was Christmas-eve, when she was to take the part of Cinderella in the pantomime; and as there w as no ghost of an excuse for her to offer if she withdrew . it behooved her to dry her eyes and dissemble her sorrow. And Christmas-e've drew down cold and crisp, the ideal Christmas weather, when good cheer and comfort seem so confortable. The northern lights coruscated across the sky, which already resembled some mighty arras embroidered with medieval de signs: the gaunt trees were tasseled with icicles, the hedge-rows seemed set with jewels: great Hashes of light splintered from the ragged edges of snow-drifts where the star beams touched tin 111; the frozen ponds reflected the glory a thousandfold.wheii|Up came the moon and made a torch-light procession of the weird old elms, in their armor of ice, guarding the approach to the Glenhaven mansion. Inside the curtain is up, disclosing the stage, where the step-sisters are dressing tor the ball. Cinderella is plaiting Kate's long hair, while Olive (ilenhaven trails a white silk, embossed with forget-me-nots, and looks over her white shoulders at the effect in the mirror. Presently they are ready for con quei-t; they lock the door on Cinderella, who | disconsolately takes tothecbimnev-corncr, and bides her face in her two hands. Lucretia feels every inch a Cinderella. Haven't they all gone to tl e carnival of youth and happiness, and left her ocked up In solitude and i>overty of heart? Isn't Hupert this moment kissing blushing Kate in the passagew ay??she can see them through afchink iu the scenery?and aren't olive and voung Karle flirting together behind the M-enes. As she broods there, a soft light irradiates the dull hearth-stone, and godmother, with her peeked hat, spangles, and sandals, appears, and touches Cinderella with her wand. Prest?' the rags drop away Irom her like witchcraft, and the beautiful'gold-colored satin, with its o|>ening morning-glories, lights up the sad face, lends a glow to the pale cheek, and a lustre to the wan eyes; and so Cinderella goes to the ball, just as she did in the old fairy story, and dances with the prince. Kate dances too, with a partner whose mustache is blonde, and whose hair is yellow, curling gold; Lucretia wonders vaguely who he luav be, without caring enough to ask or to give him more than a passing glance: b!on?le men were never after Lucretia'* model. Kossillon's hair was brown as the burst ing chestnut, and a mustache would have in terrupted the classic and expressive outlines of his face. While she is wondering where she has seen this blonue stranger before, the clock chimes midnight, and Cinderella vanishes from the revel. The prince, nothing daunted, dis patches one of his followers to seek her; it is the blonde young man. who meets only a wretched little servant maid, hurrying home, in the next scene. Behind the curtain, Lu.Tetia lingers a moment in the great bay-window, to look out on the still Christmas weather, wishing that the evening wasended and oblivion begun. The moonlight lends a fairy glamour to the distant liills and snow-crested* fields: the frost glitters on the i>ane in fastastic imagery of summer time?that summer so far away, and vet so pre cious, whose mere remembrance can'warm her still. While she regrets it, someone pauses un certainly there, in the half twilight, and ap proaches her. " Cinderella, are you looking for your slip per?" asks a familiar voice. She starts, and turns to meet the blonde youth again, curling l.iw miieta/'lii* ?> ? i:. * ?? So you don't know me, Lucretia? A wig and luufctiche make quite a success of nr.*, don't they;"' Lis mustache and regarding her. ** So you don't know me, Lu< ind must i lon't they " Kossif.oi)! Oh. what made you come!" " So you are not glad to see me? Shall I go aw ay?'' " Yes? no? how could you?" ?' How could poM?" ?' Oh, I never thought of it's being a mistake. I ought to have known better? I?" '? f meant toask how you could wsite me that saucv letter of dismissal." '? What else could I do? I hoj>eyou will take care not to propose a second time in the dark, Mr. Bossillon. " It is not very dark here; I can see your f>.ce; and I'm going to propose that you give me a Christmas present of?yourself!"' ?? And Lucia?" falters Lucretia. " Lucia, thank Heaven, is a by-gone folly. I never loved her as I love you; It was a short lived fancy at best; and I have you and the twilight at Kcho Beach to thank for mv esca|?e. Will you give me my Christmas gift, or shall I take It?" " Hark! they are calling me: the curtain is about to rise. You may take it," she answers, ??or 1 shall be late at the ball!" '?Take care; there a a step here. Give me your hand, darling!" M A step in the dark?" I wouldn't care if life were made up of step* in the dark, if by tbeir means you were in duced to give me your hand." And so the play*ended in downright earnest. [Harper's Ilauar. -t Cm of tta? Kntttachlan Tub*. The chief use of the Eustachian tube is to al low a free interchange of air between the ear and the throat, and this is exceedingly impor tant; and it is very important al*> that its use in this respect should be understood. Persons who go down in diving bells soou begin to feel a great pressure in the ears, and, if the depth is ?reat, the feeling becomes extremely painful, his arises from the fact that in the diving bell the pressure of the air Is very much increased, in order to balance the we-.ght of the water aliove; ami thus it presses with great torce upon the membrance of the drum, which, it the Eustachian *ube has been kent closed, has only the ordinary uncompressed air on the inner side to sustain it. It is therfore forced inward and put ui>on the stretch, and might be even broken. Many cases, indeed, have occurred of injury to the ear, producing permanent deaf ness, from descents in diving bells undertaken by |<ersous ignorant of the way in which the ear Is made; though the simple precaution of fre quent swallowing suftices to ward oft all mis chief. For, if the Eustachian tube is thus o(>ened, again and again, as the pressure of the out?ide air i?icren<ie?. the same compressed air that e\>.-u ou.??to parses also into the inside of the drum, and tne membrance is equally pressed upon from both sides by the air, and so is free from strain. The same precaution is ne cessary In ascending mountains that are lofty, for then there is the same effect of stretching produced upon the membrane, though in the opposite way. The outside air becoming less and less condensed as a greater height is gained, the ordinary air contained within the drum presses upon the membrane, which is thus in sufficiently supported on the outside, and a similar feeling of weight and stretching is pro duced. The conjurer's trick of breaking a vase by a word rests on the same principle. The air is exhausted from within, and the thin, though massive looking sides of the vase collapse oy the pressure of the air outside; and, just as ever so small a hole, made at the right moment in the side of the vase, would prevent the whole effect, so does swallowing, which makes a little hole, as It were, for the moment in the drum of the ear, nrevent the in-pressing or out-pressing of the membrane. Mr. Tyndail, in his inter esting book "On Sound,'' tells as how he em ploved this precaution of swallowing, and with entire success, when, in one of his mountain excursions, the pressure on his ears became severely painful?[Popular Science for June. Dkstroyiku a School?Colonel liigginsen. In his paper on the "Education of Women," read in Boston on Wednesday, remarked that during the short-lived experiment at a high school in Boston in 1826. It was made a serious charge against it that tne girls would not leave it. Good President Onlney said with plaintive earnestness: "Of all those who entered the high school, not one, during the eighteen mouths it was in operation, voluntarily quitted it, and there wae no reason to suppose that any eae would voluntarily quit for the whole wvuki Tviunuruy qmt lot the whole ihree years, except in case of marriage." Strange te say, this was what killed the institution?this preposterous pertinacity?this love of knowledge which refused to leave school for anything short of honorable wedlock ! The school aad to be abolished in order to graduate the class; a method Coo suggestive of Charles Lamb's "1 As serts* too on Boast Pig" to be generally de sirable. It ltssflese for ph 2SKJS--R SStSSZiSSl Rraplac. A1" wr ?^win* lh.- nf kii?in> s*? Thf> ?ball blowout tn?M >'Tr l??n* *!? "' sowiuj tli-1 seed* ?f dincoru" l ???} -hall rt|H n iuto wr? nf. *"* itt? t h*' of hOBOT? i hfy ? hall hrnif forth roMrn prain "JJ *?' *?* i 11|T of t h!m** h<><w.* w e ehall m reap I>?ttf-1 pain. Wbntw f ft oi:r !?., ?? apinjr *r it* frnitF Khali (xv. '?o* " Fe?l* l? be Drowned. . H?>ftman, of Dixon, 111., who nearly lost nis lile by the recent bridge disaster at that place, gives the following vivid account of L.s experiences in drowning: '? My wife and I went to fw the baptism of the convert*, and took up a position on the bridge about thirty feet from the first pier, and between it and the abutment. We were sur rounded by people?men, women and children. Suddenly, while Mr. Pratt was entering the water with a female, I heard a report similar to ,4 15! by a small cannon, and io an in stant the water closed over me. and I felt that something was pressing me down. A heavy weight appeared to be over me. I did not sink to the bottom. I was perfectly conscious, and immediately thought of getting oat) jf possible, sly hands came In contact with the trestle, work, and, crawling up as if ascending a la l J*er? *wa* fortunate in finding an opening through which I crawled and immediately arose to the surface. 1 was then, as aear as ! can Jjioge, about ?eventy or eighty feet from the shore. I swam toward the bank, but when near it my strength gave out, and I sank. While swimming, some person, who must have been under the water, caught hold of mv left l*u, and grasped tight for a minute, preventing me from going forward. The person let go as sud denly as he had taken hold, and 1 gave a stroke or two, when I encountered a dress. Thinking it was my wife, who was standing beside me when the span fell, I grabbed it, but having become enervated. I was obliged to let It go I was almost exhausted at the time, and do not know that the dress was that of my wife. I did not notice it particularly. My thoughts were almost solely confined to her, and I imagined when I saw the dress it wa* hers. '?When I sank I was still sensible to the sur roundings I went apparently very close to 'he bottom. 1 he current rolled me over and over

and inv hands frequently came in contact with the gravel. I could feel the water running down my throat ami in my ears, and all at once experienced the most delightful sensation I be at iface Wlth. everything, and perfectly happy. My whole life passed before me like a flash of lightning, the events ai^ear the Prominent appearing to be indelibly impressed u]>on mv raindT Cir cumstances I had forgotten appeared vividly, ami I did not want to be disturbed. I should have preferred to remain where I wa?. While in the imdst of a beatific reverie, thinking what my wife would do if she were saved, and I drowned, I felt a hand on my shoulder. I was pulled out and placed on a rock. I was almost insensible, but gradually came to myself . <>ii how sick and wretched 1 felt. ' ?? After remaining on the rock about an hour I?y boc,e- Here ' commence! In8'. alMl. f'e^nent'y ejected water and partially digested food until four o'clock in the i taJten ot,t ol tbe Wiittfr :i,M?'?t i???feet below the bridge. 1 whs very thirsty after vomiting, and tried to drink some water out the taste was so disagreeable that I could not bear it. The only way I could quench my thirst was by putting vinegar into the water? ?!!?? t!L?.u??? al,d a haft *>? <|uarter of a pint. That struck me as a rather curious cir cumstance^ 1 was greatly astonished at the number of events that passed through my ,w.mlLW. ,e ?nder ,the WHter- Nothing that occurred during childhood was evident, but everything since I was about nineteen years old appeared before me as if photographed, lhe sensation I experienced while the water was going down my throat w as not unpleasant. It seemed as if I was going on a journey and rh'if"^rleJ W, beautiful things. , , f ?,n ",e *oc14 ' *elt very bad and de-ired to iltiH ?!' ? ?e 8,u,"ien transition from the beatific state m the water to the dry land seemed to have a bad effect, an.I made me indifferent to what was going on around me. Several peanle f*!1? ??I? 1,16 aind to take me home, but I told them to let me alone. I was so miserable. 1 he corpse of my wife was found after she had been in the water about three hours." Murtler ah a Religious Exercise. ritlhVn mi,lw, lroul tl,e t'ttle yil age or Catskill, on the Hudson Kiver, there stands a ??a!L^^er-l>eate,n bouse, the home of a tamilji of l.ermans of the name of Waltz. The . COI'-jsts of the father and the mother and a son about twenty-three years old, JhiPvirf i! by the cultivation oi a we>ard which surrounds the bouse. To this house, on the second day of the present month, there came an old Geriuau,of'the name of Har HiUi!i.' i1"'."'"1 by i,racUce a scissore ' "e never was seen to come out of the house, suspicions of foul play grew up in the community, and on the sixteenth of May the *,ul , were arrested on the charge of murdering their guest. V"iwu* evidences that Hulcherdied a violent WMHiire'nf Vh! f' a"d Under the increasing prewure ol this circumstantial testimony the joung man on Saturday promised to tell the truth. He was taken from the jail to his home anpufh?r? made the following explanation: father is innocent. On May firstthe scissors Finder came to our house. / was down iTthe ! i'i , "Upper faUier an.I mother went to bed. Hulcher, the scissors-grinder, went next merit iV* nf \rooru a"d opened my testa ment. As I laid down on the bed an evil soir?t came over me. 1 went outdoors and got a hatchet down on The ,and 1 the lamp wm" n it ? 2V?r" conscience fought with all its might not to do the horrible a< t ?vi,J?P?rit "as the stronger 1 took hea.1 tub i an<1 *truck "ul.'hcr on the head with the hammer part. He mvle but 'tben struck him twice with the I took i a 1,ttle aild the" "''I'd. I took the body out alone, past the fc -n to the stone wall, and Oien put a few blankets and stufl over the bo<iy. I left the body there one jj!',lav and the next night, when father h?ii iWe.re abe<1'1 Placed the body in a wul that I h1Jt*V?ni<l Pryed tor the inau's "'ft I had buried. 1 felt better then. I f? house, and so father thought strtip? niorning that the scissors-grinder had ? il?. mi8s'pg blanket. I found in his pocket? 94*0 or ^70 in bills an<l currency and f thIT COiD ' took the machhle down b? S-Mk Th?e' and locked up the bell in my trunk. Three nights afterward I went uo the road near Coxsackie on fbot.and there left part ?, ?her s machine, and nailed a letter to b????rai'h P?)e- 1 burue,i Li* clothes and bvTtte fi^tfhi?^2f thil^atement is shown Dy the fact that after making it vouns Walfr minted out to the officers the place where the murdered man was buried, and u%n d[ggmg 'ound the mangled l?ody. W^e must be m pim"^ 7?' that this youiig man did read his Bible before killing Hulcher, and that he found comfort, after the dreadful burial in W.* for the ">ul of the murdered man! sroun.i'lv!?6 con'UJ,ion ?t moral notions affords fSii. ;r, "vft , t/LKRor or Emmlaxd seem to have a moned by nis clerk "for spitting in his face on MUrnstowartDir? ^ ?U^de the church door." T . } i i . g lDere was almost a riot. ?Hi?? hit ?v!i Va^iu 1 owing to disagreements, ^ reduce?l to three, and has hrmn ^he tallp?|ldby?ne?Mhi9recalcitr?ntflock that wis ?Thu.,w;'rt.css2 jSLSfiSZS. OZS2& ZL\? thatnot enough had" been provided for the cele rlfn ln?f Ue Eucharist. The church warden pointedly responded that as only two persons had communed during the past year K there* mif?tWh?le h?"1? to the vestry, bethought have been oulte enough and^to 2f if^t S1? re8pon?e of the Vicar is not report edjiut he must have been in a most unclerical ?k^HOBTLY ?m.i-Ki?oimo Extraordinary ar? Frankm^Us,u?^KiiCal?exVericnce8 ln home of {,1.^1,1!^'ln Springfield, III. One night ^1^/:^" ^*ng, but "the ^rvant found no te a milcWev^i')!^ . f thing WM attributed a"yo"f entered the room in which it w^hun^ w!fr. rt-?sss S?Tin SLai thf tl ntinnabulatioif'from ^ pa?mUThe*eniaihf moveH^nt to the othe? ?h. ?,Ji T" ? young girl in the house iJli ' ? course?who seemed to exercLo IS:"en^C^-S^ra^euWe H to Columbia region deem the earthquake thai'^r curred last winter an omen resiSinw11 ij?* .oonnec/this with the made la the lava bed* bv cant gitafJy Si Superstitious l2"?ed by ffuorant and aarace isiwSa&r The IMr Hex. I.itr* th?r? ? irtri irilh ????! ?> >l?-a! Sh? iifvrr to h- r-f'J hath <??). WofcX I !?.???? *?h? n I'i? w<-|. And h? mHkcknl pillow* fur r?rU I < Ur Am Ei'CMMrar'a Ktory *( Hli Own VlnfaHaaf*. There hu just l:*eu published in Pans a book of two hundred and seventy pages. preten tiously entitled "<Euvres Posthume* Auto gr*|>b? Id< dits de Napoleon III in Exil," of which thirty-seven pages are real, the rent pad ding. These |>age* give the Emperor's own ac count of the war down to the surrender at Sedan. The manuscript from which this is printe?i if described as written by the hand of the Emperor. It was original v "joined to the treatise entitled "Le? Forces Militaires de ia France," which was published a year ago. in view of the new army law then under discus sion in the assembly, ami partly in answer to the declaration of M. Thiers that the imperial <... t .. had neglected the army, and had not known bow to organise or employ the military resources of Frauce, but the Emperor conclu ded not to publish at that time, and hence the present issue with a flourish ot trumpets and at twenty francs a copy. The Emperor's journal begins by justifying the disposition of the dillereut corps at the opening of the war. An invading array taking Hie offensive again&t Germany must, writes Najoleon, either advance on the left against Mayence, or to the right, crossing the KUine, hi id cutering Kaden. Metz and Strasburg are clearly the principal points of concentration, whence the respective corps should be able to unite, either for a passage of the Rhine or a passage towards the north. An advance from Strasburg would have added to the difficulties of the Kiiine the deliles of the Black Forest, or else the siege of Kastadt. which did not ap l>ear a favorable point. Moreover, concentra tion in Alsace had the advantage of p ermitting France to unite seven r<,rpn at the pro per moment, without disclosing his projects to the enemy. It is needless to enter into any discussion of this |>oint. It Is concluded with a reservation which, indicating the inefficiency of the array and the Emjeror's ignorance of the tact, account" for all that followed. " But in order that it (the concentration) should take place there, it * as necessary for all the corps to be equally ready to begin the cam paign. Since an array is a giant body, the limb* ot whicl> should inutualU support each otuer ami should act together; if even one part only should tail, the whole will be paralyzed, and it will be no longer ixtssilde to execute the general plan. Thus it was indispensable n it onlv that the troops concentrated at Meti shouM be "ready to move, but that the corps mustered at Bel fort should have arrived at Strasburg to strengthen that of Marshal McMahon, and that Marshal Canrol>ert'sor.r/M >t> refrre should havereplaco,! in I.orraine the troop* aliout to entrv Germany. I'ntortuiiately, the hot>e? formed could not be realized." The reason for this is very simple. The Km peror had estimated that he could bring 3*5,4*10 men into the tield, against the 4.10,000 mustered bv North Germany at*l the southern states. This proved delusive. When he arrived at Metz,.luly 2-5, there were only 230,000 men in the tield, and there were many of them com paratively unequipped. The Array of the Mo selle??50.000011 paper?mustered onlv 110,000. Marshal MacMahon had l>ut4o,00oout of lO'.OttO credited to his command. General Douay's Belfort corps was incomplete. Canrobert's corp> was not up to the standard number. The real strength of France was 165,000 less than the estimated strength. The passage of the Khine was. under th*???e conditions, abandoned, but, yielding to the clamor for qh irt and something to make a show on the bulletins#the Emperor advanced on the .Sarre. where a brief ad vantage wa? won in the capture of Saarbruck by Frossard's corps. The capture enabled Frossard to prevent the Prus sians. now concentrating at Treves, from m ik ing use of the railway as a means of transiMirt east, and assured the passage ot the river. The array waited here for two golden davs, waiting for that which should have been ready? for the formation of the army of Alsace bv a junction with the 7th corps, arid for the reserve corps to arrive at Metz. August 4, the secoud day a'Vr the tlurry at Saarbruck, eame the news of I>o i ay's defeat at Wissemtioiirg. The Em|?e<-or im mediately ordered the array to concentrate at Metz, and placed Bazaine In comm.iud ot the three corps on the Sarre. This is Na|>oieon's account of the evening ot the campaign. Had MacMahon had his loT.000 instead of 40,000 at Woerth, the fortunes of the war might have been even then reversed; but atter>\oerth the struggle was against terrible odds. The Emperor still found himself at the bead of I JO.Ooo men at Metz, but it was I.m.'ho opposed to three armies either of which outnum bered his. It is uninstructiveTo follow the narrative trim disa>terto disaster until Sedan swamped im penal France and its army together. The story of the surrender is told at length, the Erap rror being at great pains to explain h?w little part he had In that transaction. Elsewhere the m<> nioir is temperate in?ts tone, manly and digni fied. Here, by way of concluding tableau, the ex-Imperial author indulges in a little more pathos and dramatic dis|>osition of the scenery than i? necessary to historical statement, or even advisable except in a Bonaparte. How A Dab bury Man AlUinlihes bit Wife. It is very rarely indeed a man leaves his w ite in bed a<lecp and slips softly into the kitchen to surprise her by putting a'polish on the co?k stove. When lie does, it is an event of som? im 1-ortance in the family history, and the wav he does it affords material for edifying reflection for days at a time. He first moistens the bla k ing by tilling the saucer to the brim with water. Some of this he spills on bis pants, but gen erally manages to get the greater part of it on the carpet. Then he grasps the brush tirui'v in his right hand, and setting the saucer on the floor where it is handy to step In, he goes *o work, and for the next fifteen minutes a most astounding complication of noises proceed- from that kitchen. There is the whisk of the brush as it glides over the smooth places, and then a sharp rap as it comes in contact with an unex pected angle. There is a sort of biasing noise made by himself, and which indicates that the stove is occupying his entire attention, And this is occasionally relieved bv suudry exclama tions which may or may not have reference to the work in hand?such as "Ouch!"' "C-h-r-i-s t-o-p-h-e-r!" "Merciful Heaven!" "Thunder and lightning!" and the like. The tinal noise is a snap of something like crockery, which is slightly moved with a proper proportion of pure English, and about this time the sharer of his joys and sorrows makes her ap(>earance in the picturesque attire a woman always assumes at that Lour?corsets and hoop shirt predomina ting? and the spectacle her eyes fall up>n is as tonishing to the farthest extreme. The stove api*ars in a half-dress uniform of blacking aud ashes, and seems to be taking a 1 vely interest in the whole affair, while the rain ot the house, apparently riveted to the spot, stands there in his stiirt sleeves, staring wiUi all his might at a spot in the carpet, and vainly endeavoring to comprehend how it all happened, while patches of agreeable lustre illuminate his face and shirt frout; and stove blacking and raw spots equally divide posses sion of his hands. He has skinned every knuckle on both bands, and broken the saucer by step ping irto it; and got the ashes into the cari>et and snapped the handle from the brush. She takes it all in at glance, and with true womanly sympathy says, "Well, I hope you are satisfied now. And the expression of his face attests more eloquently than words that he is D tn bury Xtwt. Caar and Kaiser. The London Spectator thus grimly describes the meeting of these Imperial worthies ; Kaiser William arrived at 8t. Petersburg on Sunday afternoon, on a long-promised visit to his faithful and devoted nephew, Csar Alexan der. It is an occasion which gives room for a good deal of thinking. The Czar confers upon him the great military order of St. George, and also the Iron Cross of Merit, with the inscrip tion "For \ alor," and makes him beside a pres ent of a portrait of himself, a sword, and an ink stand ot lapis lazuli?at which point of the pro ceedings it is stated that the Emperor was "moved and overwhelmed''?probably reflect ing that one empire remained in Europe the wing* of whose eagle needed clipping with the sword, and whose disasters might yet M chronicled in epistle* to Empress Augusta, indited with the aid of that very inkstand. Grand Duke Nicholas immediately presented him with the flag of the Kaluga Kagiment, with which it would have been characteristic had he removed the traces of his emotion. Next day. Emperor Alexander took his august guest to visit the mausoleum where the dead Czars re pose?a suggestive attention on the part of the head of a monarchy whiah ia said to be onlv "limited by assassination;" and after dini^r a tremendous tattoo was beaten by 2,000 drum mers?whereupon Kaixer William went to bed to dream or Sadowa, Sedan, and, perhaps of the still bloodier battle that may some day be fought out on the road from Berlin to St. Petersburg. Prince Bismarck, of course, ac companied his sovereign lord, inseparable as Merihistopheles from Faust. "That is," says aa English journal, "a story apparently to illustrate the danger of the family differences which the concession of women's suffrage might introduce?of a poor woman in his parish who had a very bad husband, and whom the clergyman exhorted to speak softly to her husband, and so 'hear coals if lire on his head.' Being afterwards aakod by her counsel lor how domestic matters were going on. she replied: ?! thought a rood de? 1 about putting Are on mw hushantf' Load. l*t I trUd boiling water. That wombat clearly was not a moderate she had the intuitions of a pfttvUm*. Scarcity or Ltncaia ia Oixxaxt^The increasing scarcity or wood Is on* of th? most anxtonsly debated qnostions of the day in Ger many, both in Its economical and climatic re lat ons. The gradual disappearance of large forests through short-sighted eooaomy is bft terly complained off. Rek<orts fresa Hamburg forges.'?the artghborhoof that town, those of Sachsenwald, t>elongin ? to the Imperial ChanosUer.app?rte be doomed to destruction. According to the B>erssnhalle. Prince Biimtrck ordttod timber to Um \Aln6of thatora to bo MM tbrre durin*tho wlaser, ?d te tb? vain* M 79,909 thalers the SUMMER RESORTS. ? Um4mA Fy Vl IOKI Kii uJ T>r for the <-oaiiort of fUfftt euual to any *umow re? .t in the * tate. Gneet* with f*ou!i-? will And t?.*? Houae t dmrtblr ?1m* for the summer r or fur tbrr infuraMit c ??n? . _ . ?an' GEORGE HELL. Pr pnetor \* ATTOM.-Thi* 1-eautif.ii ud healthy ;nmB? I reaort. ?nuit-d near Snicker i and i?rroniidr4 by th? War |h)(? tain, and *ithm t?i' h-'ur? ride by from Washington CHy. will be the reception of (uoU * > JaM W. MM. A?i>nr?l tbr improvement* *inceU?t )ear, is a floe pia/ra n front. bat tr room. an ife ba?e, Hll<-<1 with ice, and a Cmot? in the h-uiM- An elegant *tag<* roach will al?o e kept for the accommodate ? of lx>ar?lrr?. and will meet the train* at Hamilt, u Depot, W. A K R whenever required. Th>?e de?inng to 'fmi the ?ummer in the country will addre?. ^ R'nnd Hill P. O . Loudoun ?o.. Va. OX" Go to ltfOM F ?tre? t northwest. for informa tion in regard to the pla?e nil.Vtf \\rEi>T END llOTEL, AT LOXG BRAV H. V JM % W ILL BE OTENED ON THE l?rH OK JUNE. Application* for room* can be marie to A A DM BILDRETH, Mo il Hroadaa; ffljf New Tork.or b> addressing PKKSHI A lllLI'RETH, Proprietor*, L"U( Bnuiti OKI) O PRFSBt" KY , D M. H1LDBKTH tn*lS tJmieU SI MMER BOARD.-Tboae who wiah Ion. hange the heat and Just of the citv for cool A . ? A Siarter? and line scenery are im ited tu try VcmV e LOl~DON INSTITUTE, which will l-UJU in readme** bjr ihe IIrut of Juue. The building i? large and airy, and ever) effort will be mxlr to mill iliter to the c> mfort and plea?nre of gueats. Situated on high ground near the L'eeburg and Aldie grade, about nine miles from the I rm> t place, with daily c'-muinnicatioii with Washington. Charge reas- u able, For particulars addre.* THOMAS W. LAKE. n>10 Jw Aldie, London count jr. Va. I^OK fl'MMT-E BOABDEBS-Four No I r Bt?OMS. fnrn ?hed Alan, four nntnr niidied, and BOARD in a beautflul courts' home fn a baaitby bcality. G?od refer ences git?n. For particular* apply to JOHN W. KINSELL, Clearsprlng. Washington county. M l. m7 lm THE TRADES. PRACTICAL PLUMBING OAS FITTING a\t< SEWEBAGE promptly attended to, on reason able term*, b\ JAMES F BB1EN. No. 60^ L >ui? iana avenue, near Cth street, north aide Residence, HJl* Id street northeast. Specialty. TIN LINED PI PE always on hand. m^l tr J'o/ke of Removal. TliE LUMBER BUSINESS, HERETOFORE CO.\ UUCTh.lt EY THE UX VEKSWXED OX SIXTH STREET, AUK M1SSOCR1 A FA'.V V E, AX U b 8TREE1, EE TWEEM SIXTH AM) SETEXTH STREETS NORTHWEST, WILL EE LOCATED HERB AFTER AT THE ;?r. ?f llih street aa4 Ohio etc* n. v. n.9 lm MATH L B. FI GITT. H EBAIG A LAU1BPLSH, Bncw.i to H?srt Uoimri, PBACT1CAL COPPERSMITHS, A01 F ?lriH>l, aM lm* Between Sth and Cth *t? n<'rth?Mit. ^wniMes.. JOHN C. HOGAN. T13 Market Space, Mauufaiturer of AWNINGS, for Stores, City and Country &e*ide?cea. TENTS and FLAGS for aale or rent. AWNING MATERIAL of all kind* for aale Sole Agent for the only genuine MILDEW PBOOF AWNING MATERIAL aplft tr MCCNN1NGHAM, HATTER, ? 1011 F Street, between Mtn and Utfe, baa the aleaanra to a&nonnce tnat be haa received > the Spring Style of Broadway BLOCK, aud ir' Cpared to furnieb Mew Hata made to order an m or rcKodel old atylea; alao, an aaaortBent of Felt Hats for aale, on reaaoaable term* f?-tr ^WNlflSI, FLAGS, TE.III. M O. COPELAND, ?43 Louisiana avenue, one door east 7th AWNINGS for Stores.City and County rsrAarrA* in style and finish. FLAGS and TENTS for sale and rent. BOOMS DECOBATED. All Canvaas article* mads to order DANCING CLOTHS J B. Tt'fLTOM, 9AEFEXTER, bVlLDER. a 51 COST RACTOB. Order* tor Honae Oarpenterlng, Jobbing, or Oa ractor*B Work *peedily attended to. Bhoaa and OBice, janB-tf 1Mb street, below E at GROCERS. S. O'HARE A SON, WHOLESALE AND BETAIL GROCERS 1413 7TV STREET NORTHWEST, (Between M and N sta.) NEW BI TTERI NEW CHEESE! 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 HAM0. Sl'GAB CURED HAMS 16c. PER LB. 16 16 16 16 16 16 DOOLEY S YEAST POWDER. GRAHAM FLOUR. OAT MEAL. Becker's Wheaten Grit*, Becker's Farina, Rye Floor, Barley Tapioca, Sag.i. Mauioca, D'iryea'a Corn Starch. Wax Candles, Croaa A Blackweil * Pi< kl??. Col* man s Mustard. Sticknev A Poor's Mustard, Olire Oil, Sauces, Salid Diesaing. CINCIBNATI OLEINE SOAP. Doryea* Satin GIom Starch, Baker * Cboc late, Cocoa, and Cocoa Shells, Br aua, Prune*, Currants, Rabins. MEDICINAL LIQUORS Old Port Wine. French Brandy, Holland Gin. Blackberry Brandy. Fine Old Whiaky, California Biandy. C. S. O'HARE * SUM, inio tr HII3 7th *t. n. w., between M aod H. lour: RECEIVEV DIRECT from the Mills In VALLET OF VIRGINIA. Ill aell to families AO cent* per barrs lass than usual pricea. F Pricea of SUGARS and TEAS all marked down. CATAWBA WINS, just received from Pleasant Valley Wins Company, ?* a gallon. 8. B. BACON, TOO Ma i rth i HOTELS. Mopnl IgTaOIV I0TKL, ?o. TOO ? STRRET, ifra antra TBI 1MPKRLAL BOTKL, JAMBS ITKM ruoimnn haaniTau Ai RAILROADS. AM* 4LUAftDkt? ? rilDtll(-|?|i w r %t b mm* 5iju far Alexaadria leave a Mms*;!, saJia-iTfirj"" ? jAwal trains fro* A leiandna ?rrlT# e* fall?a? ? ffi* '*?**'?*<??- 11 Bil.UB.IS IS, ?*.< ? ?*.:? ?*> t m. 'trmimj^rUm^tbn, nMirt at Lb traim on Week* XlKlOO Accomodation iNTa Waebtngtoa rjl?. m. dally, except Sonde? GRRAT SOUTHERN EXPRESS, via RktbaoM, HIT* WafclBgton MM p a. telly. ear** Sandaa ftiimt ttckKa to all p-'lnta l?lk MdWk?<S for Ml* a Offices. corner 1Mb MtM an.i Pewuay tvn DltWMW.ul eorwrlib areet and PmhiIimM vbN* aaasi iiim mm U?t? ont?n for k-ageagr u M ctocka) at til koMi ul fH?nw ikrotik to Ml *yS] Tomo.owi ftlALTlMoRR AMU Pi'TU?AC| D RAI Lit*.'A P. b *??*?. .*9.^? TEA ISP LIATB POR_TRAIN? ARKIYB At BALTIMORE 1 WASHINGTON ? a.. ?i?(trt Ei* . a., W-*?e.a Ei?., *?i ? daily. *.u.de|i I AS a a . Baltimore Matt. DM i.m . Mail.dali. eg. .Ui x, | cep? Bunder ? m m. a., Wmm Rip . 11? m. a., f?nr? Kip, daily . ?<f?t fuudaj 1 da It. IB p. ?>.. Baltiaere Ac t S3 p Pari*. Ei?<??> Ofn.rr>.*(ati.D, dailj , ri daily.eioep? Huodat fft Sunday . ?# r ? A?e<?"<ten?. BMB p. a.-t'iactnaatl B? i teltf. U?M p a., lofb'ni Et? r'?ae, ilall). ruvfl??(. da). gree* .daily, eacvpt Bui. r A1 a ?.. WMNl Elf daily. Trains Isavtag W esl.1i ?t n at AS and 1< > a a Ue? " ~~ torn* Tra1?-e _ and 90> p tn ,omwt a' H >w?? with trai t Mant* ro' 7* a. ?> an.I S v ami i n p. m raiMiwMin waMii.ct .aMS Mend h ?> a en" 9 P a .omnectnt B ai. a Ufa train* ft* larll-oro'. ,ving B->wte . be ai. 1 IIBt n, . and 4 &.<???.. ar tns at Marlboro' f lj ? m ?.t u u jg. a Pral>-? arriving at V. aehinctoa !>?*.*. and B SB lea* It* th lr ?rder* at T?rk-t iiw?, fortwr of IXtb area at. I Pennsylvania a??M aaj north wea corner of Btith MrM and Pew aey I tern a ?"uuf. caa here their t.acKiure called for and rh~cft - ?d at hotel* and residence* to all point* North and Rea Tbr<n*h tlrket* |,> Cln< Innat. ?%loiwbae, Indiaiapoli*. Lor.i*? il v, W. Uih, j|?? iin>wa, ("htrac?.(?niaha. San frai.ctae?.i aud ail *>iaM aorlA. ?ortAvaat, w?*t, aud ??utki?>?t B L M'BAEET.OmI ???n. B.B. Torn.tnl r*-1* A*?nt. if 'T'UHorUH LINE RKT?EBB 1 * AbHINtiTOK.rH iLM>KI. PU1A. avpnew tore. ?4?H NtlHS. >, un TrttMbetween W AKUltiUTuM aad HEW tuBft arc rah a* follcara rOR KK? TORE ?rtfAmi ^Imii *? Liatr dallr i?f?< tti.u4a> > at S.M a. m . IDC ARC 9.1?? ? rOB fHILAPELPHIA. L?*?* daily (MCt-pt buuJai I *11 A. a . I *K aud AS OB Vt'HPtT. !<???? for H?w fork at (lu r m . and Ptiilart^lpWR at tJi p. m. Mw-piac cart for M-w Tort om 610 ?? ? train "VVrowt ttrkHi to PtHlad--lpb?a. Bra York and B.atoo cm be bad at lb* btatiua Uttlc* at all h urt of tbf Smm. _ Wot B*itta<?r* and Ohio railroad adverttw?ewnt a** ecbedole b?wa*B Kk **blti?U>i>, Balttiuor*-. AiiUiyo lis aud tb* W?*t. TUOB. B. BHABP, Aaal ImM Traaaf L. ?. OOLE. General Ticket Ami OEO R BOOWTE. A?nit. Wae\iia<t?ti |> ALTIKOEB AMD OHIO. t> BAIL ROAD B| VifllMb't. Ju *. 1?1. Tr*lt.? between WaPIMMOTCM AND BALTI MORE an.. WAKHIMUTOH ADD TBBABCTatl to* ran aa lolli *"< ' it: iok BALTtMOEB Leave dally, *m*ft 1*?iuda*. at 4 tB. ? ?* fdB. *-# and lU.M A ?.: IBl, SU. 4 U). B.BU, 6 R. ? >C ?? <1 6JM OM BPMDAT POR BALTIMORE Lear* act M aud cut a a. and !?,. 3 U.I A.if d B.fci # .ni. FOR ALL MAY 8TATIOMP I ??w dally, eioept Sunday,at IK Id at-d ?? A m , 4.1U and I RI r H ; *>>d on Hnada) al 4 ?l aud i.Ol'a. m . and 1:UU, B U.t:SU, and 8t*l p ir The 1JB, B:Mand III t. ti train* nt p ?t ?be f.-|. lo?ritiA atatlon* only. *tr Bladertebart. K Iterill* Laurel, Antiap- li* Jnnflin*, Hanover and R?*laf. A'*o, the BIB ? m will ?t>? at J?**ur% Oct. and UN il.B.at PMin '*rr<?Miiiff PUB A K N A P<>LJS l<e*v* at A 4B A. ta aud 4:1U p. mt, butoorral * to from Aauapoli* on Sunday roB NOBPOLK. Leave at IR p m , ?-pt Bunday POB ALL PABTB OP THE M KMT L*4ve daily, cxcept baiarday and Bna^ay, atC:tf a. ?>. and B.1B and f ?B ? ? On Satnrdat ?' I ? aad 8.1A 9 m.. and on Snuday at S IA ana * ?. ? a. TEA IKS ARRIVE AS POLLOH H Proa Haw Tork, Philadelphia aad B*kaaur*,a| l.R1 a. a , and ? M and ? BB p a. Proa Philadelphia and Baltimore at IBDa a. Proa Baltiaore at A*B. ? Ri. BAO and II M a. a., aad 1JB. B:M. B M, 7 BB.BBB.and lu* ? a. PROM THE MEST. Arrtv* at 1J0.BJB and lu:Bt) p a Through ticket* to tbe Meat etc be bad at tM Washington Station Ticket Office a all boar* .4 tfaa Bay; also, a theOaipaay*? office, 4*A P- nu*> 'vaala sveooe. Passengers ptircha*u.? ticket* at tt^ Ara aaa office can thera arrancto hava tb. ir * uuracc sailed for aad checked a tfaet; matd. uc?, taken to tM MM, aad nt into the btuitr car. For Mew York, PhllaAelMMa aud Boat* aa* id Vsrttoesient of "Through Ltote." TH<?8. B SBARP/A**t Mastor Ttai.sp nation. L M . OOLE. General Ticka Afent OEO B KOOMTE Oenl A'?t.Vahl&<toa. jail 1872 PEKH8YLVAMIA BOITE IS72 TO TUB KOKTHREST. BOLTH, AM V ?OUT? WEST. Trains I**t* a follow* MasbliictOB. IBM? a | Baltimore ._ t ii ?. m. " MkBB a. a i? p a. - .? IS p. a I ?? ? ? p. a. 7 AS p a ? - _ K p. THE GREAT BOl BLE TBAOB 6(1 TB. ?r ? .. ? b*wmi a nn< b mv' L I K. 8tm" ro?a day aad Iht cars, with a.idem Imarovements Two hoadrad aulas sated to Western ai.d OntraJ Bew Tcrk TMs WJB a. a. dally, except Bandar. ?orthwasB, f Jl P. a. dally, and B.BB p. a., except Sunday, asst. ? abb Oojiwac tioji* Tb roach tttm BALT1MOBB to NIAGARA MB PITTSBURG without change. Tlck*a by this roato caa be procared mt tbe nM eorasr of Uth street aad Peoueylanie avenae, aad eora*r of Bth areet and Pennsylvania avenor, endar Batlunal H?tol,wMrs rsllabls lafontaioo aUlbS (Ivea M all tiae*. ? ? tickets al ttils offica M la Palace Cars ft/r Pint* BD. B. TOCMG, aarM-iy BANKERS. | ER IS JOH.MttX At CM., BA5KE&S ABD DEALERS IN POREluS AND DOMESTIC KXCHRKuE. Have REMOVED to their new Bankmc II nee offi hecoraer of lmh etrr.-t aud Pruiwiltamaorene, on theeite fon??-rly xenpn-d b> ihem at IB bit TIB IIQELOvT ~ Banker* B43 D STREET. NEAR SEVENTH, Pay* INTEREST OB DEPOSITS, a lakes COL LECTIONS, aud transacts all baeia<-*a connects^ with Banking. ?B-Ip All A I 51 U HOCII _ 1. H. BBILICR A CO., 1446 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, OPPoe:TE WILLABU'S BoTAL. WASHINGTON, DC. B per oent MUrr.j! paid *a dtftus. Collactlon* made everyabere. Ora<?lt* payable on demand. Pay of ? Mfm Tt) tbe Arauy caabed in adraace. ?pB tr Jr. IEODHEAB, ~ ? B r o k ? r ? No. *3# Peena. ave., Roon A, Waahtbgtoa, D. Qt Special attention given to Inveatseeat eecarWes. Inxitee attention to pMBMaMMM a pilsO ahich aill pay M to IB per cent, la aacunte aud at laagthof tuaetoeuit Investors. Bafe,reliable, profit able aad prompt .making tbecs In *? m r rmpmet PIRST-CLASS SECURITIES Ideti by permission to Lewis Johnsop R Or., Washington. D. C.; Mosss Kelly, Bai , Caahker Batonal Metropolitan Bank, Washington, D C.; Hoa. J M Bradaead, Second Ooatroller. W aaklng ton, B^O.;EdwgN Clark, Bag., AraRttact C.S.Oap> Rol, Washington. D O. aar!7-Sa IR BATIOBAL BANK OP THB REPCBIdO (Corn< rot 7th aud D streea,) PU PROM IB A. If. TO S >. M. r CHAB BRADLEY, CatUmr. ?EEICAS BATIRM 'iVi'ycSKSi-. grtTru, jaw W*S PATS S PU CENT

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