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THE TALE OF AN UMBRELLA.
"Can that bo Annie Shepherd t"
Tlio speaker half roso to his feet and
looked eagerly out of tho window. Tho
oxprcssion that settled upon his face
loft no doubl that it was M'ibs Shep
herd. "She has less common senso than
any woman I over know," ho said with
The day was qtiito unlit for action,
though eminently favorablo for roverio
and reflection. So all people of regu
lated habits would agree, I ut Miss
Shepherd hnd seen fit to transpose tho
very evident intention of tho weather
managers, and had chosen to act
rather than dawdle and dream. And
Mr. Manchester, who was moro ortho
dox, and who had dono nothing all day
but build air-castles, had denounced her
Such n rain as it was 1 Nowhero
can moro triumphant deluges como out
of high skies than in the Travorso re
gion. Tho buckclsful that woro pour
ed in great swashing sheets came from
such an altitude that one's breath was
fairly dashed out of ono's body if
caught in a sudden gust round a cor
ner. Summering 1 Pleasuring 1 And hero
nt Harbor Springs it was cold as Sibe
ria. A north wind that had como
over nil tho ice of tho poles had met a
tremenduous thuudcrgust from tho
equator, and the two together woro
having it out. And of course, as n
part of an idle man's luck, this contest
must occur on tho very day ho had sot
to tako Miss Shepherd with him to a
romantic dell ho had discovered some
where in tho neighborhood.
"Is it possiblo T" ho exclaimed again,
as ho worried about in his chair, evi
dently too much nettled with disgust
to bo ablo to keep still.
Now, Mr. Manchester had been hard
hit. Ho a typical Cliicagoan blonde,
of course, rotund, mcdiumly bold, not
very young had been so well greaved,
so armed cap-a-pie, as it were, that tho
hit had literally stunned him, and ev
erybody else, with surprise.
A well-delivered blow it must havo
been, sent by a cool hand and a prac
ticed eye. Whether it was hcol or
heart that was struck time alone could
show ; if tho former, probably, like
Achilles, ho would dio of it j if tho
latter, tlio danger was not appreciable.
Seated in the comfortable hotel of
fice, ho had done nothing all this day
but watch through tho streaming win
dows tho pelted and drenched street.
Tho bulk of the tourist guests had
gono on a steamer excursion to Macki
naw tho night before.
Ho had been invited to ioin this par
ty to the island, but after tho adroit
discovery that Annio Shepherd had de
clined going, ho had also declined.
Ills reasons for so doing were patent
to ovoryono but himself.
I hen bad followed that liltlo etnsodo
of his invitation to her to join him in
n ...nil. . J.. rril.r l.J 1
i tvuiit biiu uu.il iiu. x ins imii utruu
hastily whispered in tho hall on part
ing at night, and accepted with a nod
and a smile. It was to bo to a wood
near by, where a free, clear spring
gushed and roared down a black
earthed declivity. It was ono of the
dampest, mossiest spots in tho wholo
region. Ho had once found a bear's
trcsh track on the moss, and bad chris
tened it therefore "Board of Trade
But tho rain had put a provoking
ttop to this plan. And Miss Shep
herd had capped tho peak of his dis
gust by plcadint.' "headache" as a rea
son for keeping out of sight all day, he
having called very caily in tho foro
noon. Vet there sho went, or his eyes had
lost their cunning.
It is true there was a lull in tho rain,
but none in tlio wind. And with a
headache, what could tempt her out ?
Too ill to see him, nud yet well enough
to brave this tempest !
Sho went down tho steps clad in a
gossamer, and with her umbrella up
an umbrella big enough for two. Sho
must havo had tho limbs of an Atalan
ta to movo with such equable graco
and strength, for tho wind tried its
wickedest to puff out that ugly, ulster
shaped thing and to make her fine,
slender outline look fat. Ho caught a
glimpso of it good stout bootr seeming
all thu daintier for its stoutness. And
watching and mentally taking in all
tho fine points, ho kept up n scattering
firo of ejaculation: "She'll get her
deatlof cold." "Was there ovei such an
unreasoninc, unprognosticatablo crea
ture as sho ?"
Sho disappeared, fluttering like a
loose-Bailed pirate craft, round tho cor
ner. Ho knew just about her course when
ho saw her turn to tlio right and bend
to meet tho blast, which was directly
in her faco.
Ho rallied his senses as ho lost sight
of her. Bang into the chair wont tho
book ho not even pretended to read j
up tlio stairs, two steps at a time, ho
sprang, and presently returned arrayed
in his I'Miuburg great coat, and leisure
ly pulling a uowly-lighted cigar.
A good observer would havo noted
an hour boforo that tho weather was
likely to clear. There was a pale, vol
low streak in tho North, and a tenden
cy to lift and tako flight on tho part of
tho clouds. Theso signs wore at tho
bottom of Miss Shepherd's venture, but
Sir. Manchester's perceptions' had been
too long dulled by his intivo smokes
for him to havo delected tho imminent
Consequently he was greatly nstou.
ishcil when, upon stepping along tho
veranda and spreading his, umbrella, ho
found tho rain had entirely ceased. As
his friends well know, foremost among
mo things ho hated there was a long
list of foremasts was an umbrella. So.
on finding ho did not need one, ho
recklessly set his down in tho rack in
thu hall and sauntered indifferently
Ho did not directly follow Miss
Shepherd's route, but struck off into n
street that was sure to intercept her.
After much readjusting of hat and
coat ho finally settled down to genuine
hard work in meeting and resisting tho
It was a trust v uale. It smelt of thn
white cans that were toarlntr alonor the
shore, and of tho Norway pines, blaok
with wet but unrumplcd, that clothed
Ho L'avo no his oltar at onco ah Im.
praolioablo and flung it avay. Ho
was in sight ot his wlll-o'-tho-wisp, for
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 29,
she, not offering as great a bulk of re
sistnnco as himself, had got on famous
ly against tlio opposing force
Sho hnd shut her umbrella, but ns
sho could not keep her gossamor with
in any decorous limits, sho looked very
much liko a pedestrian balloon, and
Manchester laughed to himself nt
tho way the olemonts dnred to trillo
with hor grace. A littlo refrain burst
out in his head :
"I should call her I should name her,
Ilninndryad of the Caouchouc 1"
It was inglorious ai to rhymo ot
measure, but utilitarian as to quality,
as beSlted a commercial man.
Now ho nut forth his muscle. Ho
loft off walking ho strode. Sho was
flapping along tho beach in ndvauco
with a streaming blue veil out for a
pennon. But sho did keep hor feet ad
mirably. Dina couldn't havo dono
better if alio had boon forced into pet
ticoats. Still ho gained upon her sensibly.
Ho found superabundant zest in some
thing. Ozonol Lung expansion T Or
was it tho tantalizing, nevcr-twico-aliko
woman who eluded whilo sho led
tho woman ith "less common sonso
than any ho had over known t"
Zest there was at any rate, that
brought a ruddy color to his faco clear
ed away tho discontent of tho morning
from his spirits.
Ho had quito overtaken her before
sho know of tho pursuit.
"Let mo carry that umbrella," ho
said, without preface.
"If you pleaso it holds several
pounds of Water nnd I am tired of it.''
"I did not start till the rain was
over," an accent of self-righteous com
plalsanco on tho personal pronoun.
"I was out iust in time for tho final
dash," and sho delivered over to him
her water-soaked burden.
Ho shook it out, refolded it, twisted
it into as closo compass as possible,
buttoned it, and then used it as a cane.
"Is this tho way to Board-of-Trado
Glen ?" sho asked with inisch'ovioas
"Quito the opposite entirely oppo
site. But shall wo go thorot'" halt
ing' and half eager to carry out his first
"O, no. I think I prefer tho open
beach. It would be liko a stroll under
a street sprinkler to walk in tho woods
"How is the headache, Miss Shep
herd t" moving along gravely aftor
this rob tiff.
A sudden expression swept over hor
faco that looked to him liko guilt. Ho
directly felt a suspicion, half angry,
half helpless, that ho had been put off
all day from seeing her by a 1 mere
hackneyed plea a sort of feminine
Before sho could answer, ho added :
"O, it has served its purpose, probably,
and died, liko any other ephemera.''
To havo him crabbed usually amused
Miss Shepherd ; to havo him ironical
trozc ner into indifference ; but this
direct assumption that she had been
shamming gavo her an unwonted
sense of pain.
Tho truth was, she had walked in
tho morning with tho headache, and
had sent him a mcssago to that effect
when ho desired to seo hor at an un
reasonably early hour. But it passed
off, aud bIio had quite forgotten that it
over lud been.
"Do you think a headache part of
my stock" in trade t" sho asked with
"Oh, no j forgive mo ; of courso I
don't. If I did think fhat it would be
to class vou with all other women in
that particular. And in no other par
ticular aro you liko any other woman.''
That was making amends with a
vengeance. Silence followed the
"Isn't this too much effort for you,
Miss Shepherd this battle with tho
wind T" after a pause.
"Oh, no ; I liko it."
"But if you were to tako my arm 1
am sure it would steady you until wo
get in tho lco of that wood, then it will
"I do very well alone, thank ou."
"Is this n favorite uromonadc, Miss
Shophard 1 I should think it might bo
fine exercise to walk here when' tho
sand is deep and dry. It must como
over ono's shoo tops, and is as unsta
ble as a woman's temper."
"Is that your strongest simile, Mr.
"I do not think of anything at pres
ent that could strengthen it."
"I do walk here frequently. Now
and thon I meet a stray Indian womau.
You havo noticed the graco of theso
squaws ? It comes from their profer
enco for tlio sand as a promenade. But
thoy generally carry a basket of fish or
a poppooso on their shoulders to effect
a proper balance."
"Thoy aro hideous. Thoy don't
walk they plow.''
"Try the bench some dry day your
self, Mr. Manchester, and soo how easy
it is to bo graceful."
"It is is easy now, at IcaO," ho said,
sinilicantly glancing at her, really
brimming over with complimont and
anxious to get below tho tart crust of
her mood into tho lurking places of
her sweoter humor.
Sho ignored him.
Sho haltod now, traoing tho faint
regions in tho sand, whoro each out
going wavo left tho record of its jour
noy. "Thoy are all aspiring," sho said.
"But ono washes out tho trace ot tho
othor witli just as littlo meroy as men
show to thu work of their fellow-mon."
"If tho shore lines were always tho
samo this fresh, buoyant lako would bo
a stagnant pool. Wo should all dio of
it. Better tho Btirring and rubbing
out than tho standing still. Aren't tho
now wavo marks as graceful as tho
This half-satirical sparring was ono
of their customs. Sho seomed special
ly to delight in it. lie was always
glancing off into personalities hor
personality but sho liked to rofloot,
and to Bay pervorso things.
Just thon n longor-roaoliing swash
camn boldly up and crawled all about
her feet. Thanks to tho stout boots
sho got away with littlo wetting. But
Manchester was distressed.
"Your feet nro wet, Miss Shophord!"
"On tho outsido yes."
"Bo reasonable Tho water mii9t
havo crcnt inside, I am sure. It is a
"I get them wet every day. I nevor
suffer from it."
"I havo a suspicion that in ordor to
koop you out of tho water ono would
havo to command you to go into it. I
am sure you would go dry-shod all
your lifo if some duo should plead with
you to yyado."
Oh, how sho tantalized and vexed
"lteally," in o half-injured tone,
"thoy nro thoroughly dry. I run no
Manchester deliberated beforo lio
mado any further advance. Then lift
ing up tho umbrella and scanning its
entire length ho said witli somo exas
"How docs It happen that for mere
ly ono asking I am in possession of this
article T I should supposo that became
I wanted to carry it I couldn't hnvo
had it on nny terms.''
"Oh, that is easily explained. You
did not want to carry it it was merely
a stress of politeness that impelled you
to ask to do it. If you had really
craved tho pleasure of courso you
couldn't havo had it."
"I hate au umbrella," ho answered
with vehemence. "Vou can havo it
back, Miss Shepherd. It will serve as
support instead of my arm.''
"I get on very well without cither."
No sooner was this uttered than a
sudden whim on tho part of the storm
sent tho rain pouring down upon them.
It was a retiring salaam au effnsivo
There was a moment's grim satisfac
tion to Manchester in seeing the water
dashed into her defenceless faoe. Ho
would havo felt thoroughly justified in
leaving hor to get tho full forco of it ns
long as it should last.
But pity, tondernoss quickly suc
ceeded. With great difliculty ho opened tho
umbrella, took her hand with firmness
drew it closely within his arm, and
sheltered hor as best ho could.
A group of dwarf pines was near, a
littlo back from tho beach in the sand.
Ho drow her toward them and they
proved an oxcellcnt barrier against tho
storm. It was comparatively calm
thoro, but sho was forced to stand very
closo to him to avoid tho deluge.
Ho looked down into her glowing
faco. It did not seem at all to him as
if cither of them lacked good sense in
being there. It was delightful bliss
ful. "Would you havo been as generous
to me," ho said, bending down to her,
"if you had had tho umbrella and I had
been trying by every means to pick a
quarrel with you?"
Sho lifted her eyes iu surprised ques
tion a moment, but dropped them at
onco with a vivid blush. Sho mot
something in his, which were at too
closo rango to bo evaded, that made
hor heart beat terribly.
But sho rallied.
"1 never quarrel. It is you who dis
tract mo always, and because I am not
docile you "
"Yes, I lovo you, Annie."
Thoro was no escape, no room what
ever for coquetry. To turn to the one
sido was to bo drenched, to turn to the
othor was to bo almost within his arms.
Sho was at a tremendous disadvan
tage. Sho wanted to laugh, but, in
stead, a littlo tremor went over her
chin, and she began to crj .
How ho comforted her, how he
soothed her, let tho umbrella tell, for it
shut them away from all observers un
til her self-control was quito restored.
When ho lifted it again to tako a
peon at the prospect without sho was
"Iiival showers," ho said, with a
spark of malice.
Tho spark kindled no resentment.
Sho would not seem to hear.
"Do you hate this umbrella V was
her adroit question to turn tho sub
ject. Obscuration again, caused by tho
umbrella's sinking down onco moro
over their heads.
Standing in tho rain for a length of
timo may havo romantic elements in it,
biit can noyer be wholly without anx
iety or discomfort. Manchester liked
ono feature of it tho proximity. But
howover kindly the umbrella had lent
itself to their purposes, it had failed to
keep them dry.
So thoy started homeward, arm in
arm, as they had not como. Ho was
tender, sho compliant.
"How much sweeter a woman is who
has been vanquished than ono born
tractable," thought tho victor.
Tho wind was now at their backs
and helped to speed them along. It
must have had a sense of tho ludicrous
about it, too, for it suddenly got under
tho umbrella and almost carried it out
of Manchester's bauds. Tho handle
would stay with him ; tho top would
pot. It made a complcto revolution of
itself in othor words, turned wrong
Miss Shepherd was forced to relax
her grip of her lover's arm ; his ener
gies wero centored elsowhere. In ono
moment moro tho fatal "yes" would
havo been spoken ; but fato interposed
a hiatus, as fato is apt to do.
Manchester had a great deal of ob
stinacy that was wont to como to tho
front m emergencies. Neither his at
titudo nor gait was at tho presont mo
ment dignified, but ho manifested a de
termination not to bo conquered by an
inanimato thing ho had so often re
viled. IIo was iu fine cliaso aftor it when
his hat caught tho contagion and wont
flying off his head iu advance.
Then disgust overcamo him. Ho
gavo tho umbrella n gay toss, and,
bareheaded, returned to Annie. Sho
was laughing merrily. '
"I can live without them," ho said,
taking hor hnnd and drawing it
through his arm j "but I can't without
you. Give mo your answer, Annio."
"Ah, but look at yourself. You run
great risks in being so uncovered,"
with tho samo accent of concern ho
had used about hor shoes.
"No matter. Toll mo."
Ho was irresistible.
"Yes, yes, thon but do savo my
IIo gavo her a broad daylight kiss
and thon went after tho recreant nr
ticlo, whilo sho did tho samo for his
They wero a very contented twain
whou at length thoy rcaohod thoir ho
tel, noithor of thorn seemingly tho
worse for tho woathoi,
Manchester found, in accordance
with tho universal law, that his urn
brolla had been abstracted during his
absonco from the hall whoro ho had
left it. His was a lovely silk one, slim
ns n cane, imported, whilu this ono ho
held iu his hand was meant for bucolic
"Novcr mind,'' ho said, as they part
ed at tho foot of the stairs, "ono um
brella will hereafter do for both." C.
D. Cardinal iu Chicago Tribune.
Blaine's Railroad Fosses.
WHAT OAJIK Or UMNINO ONh! OF TIII.M
TO 1118 SKCIIKTAUV.
Tho following article, which we take
from tho Philadelphia Jtecoril, exhib
its James G. Blalnu ns a dishonest,
despicably mean, cheeky nud corrupt
public servant, unworthy of filling tho
lowest office in tho community instead
of tho highest In tho Union. IIo threat
ens, through a "friend," his voto nnd
influence against tho railroad if his
pass was not renewed. Read it, pon
der over it and ask yourself If such a
man is fit to receive tho voto of any
honest man. Tho Record says i
During tho service of James G.
Blaina ns Speaker of the House of
Representatives, among tho passes
which ho held over different lines of
railroads was ono over tho Philadel.,
Wilmington & Baltimore railroad com
pany's line. This pass was renewed
overy year, and tho printed conditions
upon its back contained the statomcnt
in bold letters that if it was transferred
it would bo forfeited. Mr. Blaino rodo
upon this pass so often that the con
ductors on tho road becamo fnmilinr
with its faco.
Thoro was no trouble with tho pass
until 1870. Mr. Blaino was then In
tho very plentitudo of his political pow
er ; his intlucuco was at Us zenith, and
when a stranger appeared on tho train
of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and
Baltimore railroad with tho nass of
Speaker Blaino in his possession ho
was intormcd that the pass would bo
taken up and that he must nay his faro
or get off the tra'.n. He preferred to
pay his faro and continue the ride.
A few days after that tho President
of tho company was iu receipt of a let
ter from Mr. " Blaino stating that he
was sorry if ho had violated any rule
of the company, but that he had loan
ed his pass to his secretary without a
knowledge of tho fact that it was "not
transferable." Tho pass was forwarded
to Mr. Blaino acain. and he was told
that tho company always took up pass
es when thoy wero tendered by any
ono but tho person in whoso name thoy
wero mado out, and that ho Bhould read
tho conditions under which it was is
sued. It IVflti (Kit. ft l-nrtr irrnnt nrltll. nftn
tlllS tlmt tlltt ltnRfl W!a nrroin tii-narit.tnrl
by tho seoietary of Mr. Blaine, aud as
before, it was taken up, and turned in-
ij mo omco oi mo company, xsot
many days afterward tho ollicers of the
company received a letter from Wash
ington from n frionil nt Mi- liloinn'a
stating that, ho was sorry the pass had
been taken up, but that Mr. Blaino de
sired its return. By this timo tho Pres-
muni oi ino company nad not only lost
patienco in tho mattor, but was" sur
prised that a person of Mr. Blaino's in
telligence should havo treated tho pass
as ho had dono. Ho also wrote to
Washington PYnrras?n, lito fnnllnrvo
and statiug that ho felt hurt, aud inti-
iiuiuiig mat tiiore would bo no cnance
for a repetition of tho offense.
TlllS W.1.4 thn linirummn- if n i-nn-nu.
pondence, and among tho correspond
ence wero letters from several persons
acting in tho interest of Mr. Blaiue, and
authorized to speak for him. They
stateu mat mo railroad company was
pursuing a very foolish policy, and in
timated iu terms which were unmista
kable desired tho aid of Mr. Blaine
instead of his opposition, it would bo
well to comply with his request for a re
turn of the pass.
An officer of the comnnnv who fur.
llishes tho information. Hint oil
day in relating tho circumstances to a
reporter of tho Record that it was at a
timo when tho company had largo in
terests before Congress. It was inter
ested in tho Mail Service bills and also
in tho proposed National Line of rail-
wav from Wnahinnlnn in ll,ilnrl,.l-
phia, New York, Boston and other
. r,u. i- i
limine j.iiu success oi ino latter
Scheme WOllId Imvn linnn lnrrrnlv iit-nln-
dicial to tho welfare of both the Phila
delphia, Wilmington & Baltimore and
tho Baltimore & Ohio lailroad compa
nies. Both of theso comnanies at tho
timo of tho nnrri'iKnninliiirn u-!il, Mr
Blaino nnd his fiic-iuls worn uxinrr tlwii-
utmost efforts to defeat tho schema of
tho iNational Jiluoot railroad especially.
"Wo eerlainlv did nnt .l.wlrn ilm m,
position of tho Speaker of tho House
With nil nf lliu Ittlliinnnna " vnlA
w. ..u niiiituilU. DUllI U1U UUI-
cer of tho company. IIo then contin.
ued : "I conferred with tho Balti mora
it Ohio neonlo and told them tlmt
I 0,1(1 W'SIH Oorlflinlv nmith.l in antnn rn.
. J UIIVIVIVU U WUtUlj ti
specti but measurirg our strength I
iounu mat wo count not altord to incur
nnv ODiitiositinn. On ttui ml nf t,i..
1870, I reluctantly complied with tho
request ai mr. uinino and torwnrded
him thu imsH thi-niio), tl. IT,,,, II
Tu'lrlll'l. nf Afiiaani'liiiuntiu W., .,j.;
cu Mr. iiinine'slnendship, but nt a cost
moro bitter than ono's honor and dig
nity iiKe to pay very olten. '
Thoro nre only about 100 Japanese
iu Now York citv. This
by tho fact that tho Japanese are, per
ii;qw, inure ioin to leavo their homes
oven for nrofit to bo f.iind i
countries, than any other people in tho
world. This ardout lovo of country
has checked emigration from Japan,
but this year something has occurred
tt.l,t,.l. ...Til :..ii.. .
miiuu in iiiuui'iiuu u great many ja
panose to como to this country. Hither
to tho Japaneso who havo como lici t
havo been nearly all of tho Btudeut
class. Last January tho mikado pro
mulgatcd n law, similar to tho German
tiillilnv.. ....1,. I. 1.!..,.
liuiiu, ijy which every youn
man in Jniian. on enmimr nf mm
obliged tosorvc three years in tho army.
This law niakoi uo distinction as to
social standing, and puts a stop to tho
purchase of substltutim. Ti.o i,.,.
classes will bo benefitted by this law.
Mm. mu jruuiig iuuii oi BianuttiK mm
education U'L'nril tlirwn tfirn,i m.. n.
tho best part of their lives wasted.
"""I luiuuijmiuu uiatuoioro ion
n stream of tho host vnnnn l.i nrwl i
Japan will bo pouring stoadily iu this
direction. Iu tho ovent of a Chinoso
war, winch probably oausod tho enact
niuiiv oi mis iaw, tuoso younir men
WOUld 1)0 tho first to imfmitnni- 1...,
thoy rebel against threo yonrs o'f uso-
hum am viuu in tunc oi peace.
THE UOLUMIUAN, VOL. XVIH.NOIW
COLOMBIA DKMOI'DAT, VOL XLV111, NO S7
Convention of Stenographers.
A WKI.CO.MK KXTi:.VI)W TIIKil 11V (IOV.
SleiiOL'ranhiu writeis. both male and
foinalo, from nil pails of tho world,
gatnerod inursilay morning in the hall
oi mo uouso oi representatives, in an
uuni session, ino utteiidanco was
very large. larger than ut any previous
gathering. Gov. Pntticon "welcomed
the delegate on behalf of Pennsylva
nia iu tho following language :
T.adics and Gentlemen I tako no-
culiar pleasure iu welcoming you to
mis siato ns ino place ol meeting for
iiisuiiaBiuii linn I'uiismijiuiiuii respecting
uio interests 01 mat an oi winch you
are practitioners and instructors. It is
my earnest wish that your stay here
may uo pleasant and your tlelibeiations
productive of good.
It is a matter for nubliu cotmratuhi-
tlon that o body liko this should bo
conyened representing tho stenograph
ers of tho world. Tho nrt of steno
graphy has added largely to tho stock
of human attainments. It is nearly
equivalent to tho addition or a now
faculty to man. Stenography has dono
moro lor human speech than printing
has done for human writiue. There
were books beforo there was printing.
That invention improved the means
for tho multiplication of volumes. Sten
ography has rescued thought from ob
livion and civeu liertnancuco to human
speech. It has given futurity for an
heritago to tho operator has divided
philosophy's crown with eloquence and
has given to tho flashes of tho rostrum
an eqal perpetuity with the deliberations
of tho closet.
Its effect upon tho practical concerns
of lifo is of no small momont. It has
liberated the intellect from dependence
upon a Bingle hand to announcoits will;
it has unshackled thought, and uiven
speech a running mate j it is arms and
eyes to the mechanic, tongues to the
teacher aud preacher, and "tho pen of
a ready writer" to tlio merchant and
banker. Both tho public and private
lifo of a man are aliko indebted to
stonography. If it lias increased the
comforts by multiplying tho power of
tho citizen it has been also prolific of
benefits to tho state.
Its importance to tlio political lifo of
a republican government cannot bo
over-estimated. It is tho doomsday
book of tho politician. It is tho mem
ory of tho people tho remorso of tho
representative. It condemns tho fool
out of his own mouth and strips tho
mask from the demagogue. In deliber
ative bodieB its effect lias been rather
the revorso of what might havo been
anticipated. It lias promoted accuracy,
uui nas aono so at tho expensoof tune.
It has conduced to thoroughness, but
as lamentably prolonged discussion.
On the whole," howover, I should say
that popular government.is largely the
gainer uy stenography, it is not to
be supposed that your art has reached
its perfection ; doubtless it lias not.
Your convention therefore is to be wel
comed as a means towards that im
provement which comes from the mu
tual exohango of views by thoughtful,
earnest men, and by study and re
search. Ouo further thought in conclusion.
Stenography whilo au aibilrary system
is T ouiuuiuilliy UAI!II1B1VU lO UUIllltOI
tho competition of talent. vIt is not
a dead level where all reach iu equal
height. Genius, industry, application,
these, as in all other sciences aud pro-
itc-Muii.-, bij iu siciiogriipiiy, win gain
for their possessors tho foremost seats
aud choicest rewards. It is therefore
an art worthy of tho best diligence of
tho best men.
The Olean Newspaper,
There is airrowinrr fpolinir. in hoiilthv
, , o o ni j
communities, acainst iournn.!-t which
make it their special object to minister
to a perverted taste by seekiug out and
SCrvincr Ull in a. ROilllctivr, fni-m 1 smict.
ing and licentious revelations. There
! J .1 , .. ... .
is youn reason to ucucvc tuat tne clean
newspaper is moro highly priezd to-day
than it was four orlivn vonra mm it
is also safo to predict that, as pcoplo iu
an ran. or mo who protect their own,
at least, from contamination, become
more conscious of tho pernicious iullu
enco of a certain class of journals, call
ed enterprising because thnv .nn nmlii.
ticms to serve up dirty scandals, they
win ue careiui to see mat the journals
they permit to bo read in tlio family
circle are tho class that nnvcr fnnrnt.
tho properties of life. Already men
mm woiiiuii oi reiinement ami healthy
morals have had their attention called
to tho pernicious influence of bad liter
ature, and havo mado commendablo ef
forts tO COUtltcr.1.Ct t.hllNnnwi livr ..nnuixr.
sound literature to bo published and
sold at popular prices. Theso efforts
mo wuiKing u suent buisure revolution
Tho best authois aro moro generally
read to-day than at any previous dato.
Tho sickly sentimental dory paper,
uiiu niu u na i.ini'cr ami iurt,i jn
books, are slowly but surely yielding
mi.- huiu iu woiiiiier claimants. To tho
praieo of the de
bo said that wliuru it has a place iu tho
!.. III .
lawny, nun nas ooen read tor years by
young as well as old, it has developed
biiuii u iil-,1 liiv loni) anil rmi-ii n , unri.
initiating taste, that tho life-naturo
oi mo Biums nas no admueis. Fortu
nately, tho number of such fumilies is
increasing in thu land, and us thoy in
oreaso tho journal tlmt devotes itself to
sickening revelations of immortality
will bo compelled to find its support
ers solely aineng thoso olasses who
practico vico ami crime, or nro ambi
tious to leurn to follow such ways.
The AiniciioicK' This vegetable is
moro highly esteemed in Iiuglaud than
witli us. Tho edible portions aro tho
thick scales of the (lower heads, whicl
aro eaten both raw and boiled. As
soon as tho heads nre cut iu the sum
mer, tho plants should bo cut down. A
deep, rich, Bandy loam suits tho plaut
tho host. By starting with seed in
April or May, setting tho plants when
largo onougu into rows three to four
feet apart and two loot iu tho row.
thoy will roach maturity by tho second
year. After the second yuar offsets
may uo used lor punning now beds,
C-over tho beds .villi litter every fall
and spado iu a good coat of manure in
Somebody says "Good manners aro
tho small coin of virtue." If this bo
true, wo supposo bad manners must b
thu tnulo dollar of vice.
one Incl is no
Two Indira ... aio
Three inches... ,. 4 00
rour inches...... son
Quarter column., sou
1 1 n ico in run... . ioui
Yearly AdrrrtlflrtnrntA nfitiihlpmintlrrlr. 1'mn.
slcnt advi-rtlM-mrntt must Im nnldforbeforelnarrt
cd except where parties havo accounts
Legal advertisements two dollars per Inch to
ttirro insertions, and at that rate for additional
Insertions without rcfcrcnco to length.
Rxccutors, Administrator's, and Audltorsnotlci't
llireo dollars. Must do paid for when nscrted.
Tranilent or Local nollecs. ten cents a line, regu
lar advertisements halt rates.
Cards In the 'nuslncns Directors" coluinn.unt
dollar a year for each line.
LONGFELLOW IN WEBTMINSTER.
from over tlio wild Atlantic,
And wash ol tlio Western seas,
A volco enmo liko tho murmur
Ot summer among tlio trcos.
As sweet ns tho Innocent laughter
From children at their plajr (
Tet fraught with tho deepest wisdom
Of men of an older day.
And never an English household
nut felt Its tender thrill,
Like tho weird Aeolian muslo
of a harp on tho window-sill. '
It cuino to man and maiden,
I.tko the Rwelllng ot midnight chimes,
And they know that tho heart of tho singer
Was heating In the rhymes.
It came to tho careworn toller,
As he stood 'raid tho somky throng,
And his tears would start In rapture
At the marvelous gifts of song.
Kor It told a beautiful story
That memory still keeps green
At tho murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
Tho talo ot Evangeline.
It told of Hiawatha
And the Laughing Water's graw,
In tho lay that for f uturo ages
Kmbalms n vanished race.
And tho flower of Uennan legend
Was culled In tho master's skill,
A nd ofTerwl a fragrant posy,
Tuat all may keep who will.
Tho New World nnd tha old World
Joined hands In each liquid line,
Where the myrtlo of classic culture
Was wreathed with Western plno.
And never n word ho uttered
llut straight to tho heart It flow
As soft ns tho summer gloaming,
As pure as tlio morning dew.
O dear, dead voles of the singer
Whoso magical notes are o'er,
Our hearts aro truo to tho muslo
That echoes forever more.
O poet, thy tunos aro symuoled
Uy tho grave-plot's sacred flowers.
O death, where la thy conquest J
Ills Immortal songs aro ours.
from tin lAndon World.
Women and Wine.
I notice that women drink a groat
deal more wine, and drink it moro pub
licly, than they used to. At Delmoni
oo's, at Warmlcys, iu Washington, and
even at Young's, in proper Boston, a
lady lunching alone does not hesitate
to order a bottlo of good wino, and, in
consequence, I havo been told, tho
noonday snack of a woman of fashion
never costs less than $10 ; and as it
has become quito tho thing lately for
married women to tako young men to
lunch or supper aud pay tho bills, tho
caterers regard them with profound con
siderntiou, for they order moro extrava
gantly than men.
It is said that when women do drink
they can outdrink men and show tho
effects less. An instance in favor of
this theory occurred a few days ago.
Mrs. M , a young married lady of New
York, whose namo is known in connec
tion with tho grand charity balls and
the flower parties at Delraouico's, mado
a wager with a young bachelor of .tho
Union League, who was staying at
the same hotel, ono not far from
Ocean Pier, that sho could "drink him
Mrs. M. is a tine-looking blonde, nud
attired in an evening dress of white
brocade, appeared on tho scene of tho,
refined contest, where Mr. W. awaited
her. also iu evening costume. Tho
ohanipagno was ordered, and, accord
ing to tho waiters, "the fun bogan." It
ended by the gentleman being assisted
irom tno loom betoro Ins third bottlo
could bo uucoiked, while, tho ladv.
with sparkling oyes and ilm-hed cheeks
drank his health in tlio first glass, from
her third bottle, and swept fiom tho
table with a firm tread. Cincinnati
Voices From the Depths,
A storv is told of the Punnsvlvnni.i
oil region to tho effect that i-omo who
I ...! . .1 !
tiiijiiujicu m iuiiiuvu uiu iiiuillg
and casing from an abaiirlnmd nil wnll
solemnly declared that they heard a
spun-lino voico wmcu cursed tho men
who wero robbing tlio bowels of tho
earth of healing materials. These samu
spirit voices tout oi iieaiUH, past and
present ovents, thus startling tho work
men until two of their number trembled
with fear. Tho suirils swore wrathful
vengeance upon tlio group if they men
tioned having had communication with
spirits ot tho mysterious depths of
mother-earth. One of tho mimlmr.
howover, broke the secrecy, and to this
uay noes not Know that the well was
drilled through a chamber in a coal
bank, and that two witty miners, learn
ing when tlio well was to bo abandoned,
stationed themselves at the hole and
conversed in hollow tones with tho
workmen 100 feet above them. Tlio
old well oau still bo seen in tho coal-
bank. l'ittsbura J)isnatch.
A Stand Off.
A couple of practical iokers. living
at a big up town hotel, bought a terra
pin whilo walking through tho market
the othor day, and slipped it into tlio
ueu oi n irrsn arrival who had just re
gistered. they watched that night until thov
saw the new-comer retire to bed. In
about ten minutes a white-robed figure
began Bhouting down tho elevator
shaft for tho landlord.
hen (ho crowd got up-stairs tho
victim conducted tho landlord to tho
bed aud and turned down the clothes.
"Mr. Notolkeepor," Buid tlio strang
er, solemnly, pointing to tho terrapin,
"I'm from New Jersey, nnd I can stand
most anything, but either that bug or
me 1ms got to take another room."
San Francisco J'ost.
Tho bearing neaeh iron i:innni Im
cultivated too ofti-n. Tim
all times bo kont looso ami friable1, and
cultivation siiouid be kept up until tho
f....!. i - ... . 1 1 .
nun, is ripo. ino now growth ol tho
wood of a bearinir trim i-hhki-u tn omm
early in the season, nnd thoro is no dan
ger oi biimuiaiing a late growth. tir-
ring tuu boh suouid uo the rule, nud
neither grass or weeds permitted to
grow at any season.
Weeds aro great ahjorbeis of moie.
litre from thu laud, and if tolerated,
often rob tho crops injuriously in dry
Dio oldest inhabitant is usunlly n
i," says au oxehange. But t needn't
bo so if women would only stand up to
There is u i.itur iiiihliulu'il In
don, Texas, which is named tho doss
iwo, and it is suggested that It
t' support Ben Butler.