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J? _ Potter 18QOV8_ nr^mf-mimmmrmstmm rtfr\irer* 3 ''_*~$3ate_i_ttTi__if_i_^ • — \»— PUBUS'UHD EVERY THTIKSDAT, AT 8 GAPE VINCENT, N. Y., Bt GHAfiLES B. WOOD, Editor and Prop'r, To whom all letters should be addressed. All correspondence and advertisements should each us Tuesday morning to Insure publication. JOB WORK A SPECIALTY. iiWiinwiiianiirauKTitiffirirtinrmr OHABEES 3. WOOD, Editor. VOL. X. UNION HOUSE, JAMES BATES. Proprietor. Nourast 1'otol to the lonoini duced Tonus, 51.00-por day. - - - depot and steamboat Ojod stables ana cattle' yaida. He* JAMES AUU UST08, Dealer In LIGHT a_ HEAYY M Opposite St, Lawrence Hotel, Market St. REPAU in all Its branrbes done promptly and at lew llgures. 1 make the BEST COLLAB IN USE ! Give me a call and satisfy yourself. M.E.IME, ATTORNEY Vincent, K. Y. AND CODNSBLOE, CAPS Office Cor. Broadway and Point Stg. _„s__i_i \ Represents the old and reliable rays fan «monnt ot Insurance. Capital $1 ooq,. •eo. Surplus $1,038,422. Governed under the N. T.Btate fund lair. A. s. SM_H, _ D. O. _ Physician, Sirieon, & AwcM _ Ofllpe and Besldenee next door north ot the Episcopal enurch on Market street. Calls promptly attended\ to both day and night. . ________ _ Ketall Dealer in Orooeries, Provisions, Fruits, Oig&r* and Tobacco. A lull stock et Pure Liquors and Wines. Opposite Post Office, Broadway. DANIEL QUINLAN, Dealer In Choice Family Groceries. •fruits, Nuts, Confectionery, Tobacco, Cigars, •ma Notions. Nearly opposite the Depot, Broadway. WM. T. EBBS, House, Sign and Carriage Painter. Papor .Hanging and Groining a Specialty. Work done with neatness and dispatch. ~ • Shop on Broadway, Capo Vincent P. A. CROSS, Dealer In Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots & Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Tanitee Wotlons, fte., Bioadway, Cape Vincent, N. T- GEO. KELLY. Blaokemith &. General Jobber, •roadway. Cape Vincent, Is now prepared to do — Undo of work In his line cheaper than the iheapMt, All work warranted. Horseshoeing upocl—Uy. Contracted feet cured or no pay- 0. TV. LONDRAVILLE, Fashionable Barber Shop, first door west of Woodruff's Drug Store, Broadway, Capo Vincent. A number of years of experience will onablo mo to give satisfaction. MRS. H. EABli Hair-Dresse'r, Capo Vincent, N. T. Partloular attention given to the manufacture •f Ladles' Switches, etc. • IT is COMMON!\ So are tbe stars lu the arehlng skies, Su.are the smiles lu the elllldiens eyes; ( umumu the life-giving breath of ibe S[.nng, >•» are the snugs whlchtlie wllil birds sin^ : UleHHe'l Oe t;<id, they me loluuioli. Common the (rrans lu Its plowing green, Su Is the water s glistening sheen ; i ointnou the suriuys \f love an:! ninth So aie the Nreeious gifts c»t earth. Common the fragraiiee of ro-<v June; .So la the generous harvest-muuri; fco me ihe towering, mighty litUs y » are the twittering, UHlUlug '\>'K common the beautiful tints of the I-'.tll: Ho is the suu, w hich Is over all; common the rain, with Its pattering feet— ho.la.tbe bread, which we daily eat: Blessed Le Hod, It lB't'oiamoii I So Is the sea, lu his wild unrest— Kissing forever the eartli's^brown breast! Ho Is the voice of undying prayer, .Evermore piercing the amblont air I So, unto all, are the \promises\ given; So, unto all, is the hope of heaven; Common the rest from the weary strife— So is the life which Is after life I \Blessed be Qou, it is common! A STOBY OV A NIGHT. The Ocean House parlors were crowd- ed that loveiy August night, and Mor- daunt Leslie leaned against one of the windows i n a lazy, lounging attitude, that betokened a very faint interest in the gay merry making that was going on, i n the exquisite music of the band, to which scores of feet were making rythmic fall in the graceful evolutions of the trois temps, or even i n the bevy of pretty, elaborately-dressed women who passed by Ms post of relief like the swift brilliant chancres of a kaleido- scope. He was a fine-looking fellow, dressed in the regulation evening costume, and looked every inch the refined, well-bred gentleman he was. Just now, however, there was a very perceptible deepening of a shadow that had been growing on his handsome face ever since a day, a month ago, when he had been presented to Yiolet Verne. Just now there was almost a hopeless despair in his deep set, splendid gray eyes, as a slight fairy-like creature gild- ed slowly, gracefully past him i n a dance —a. girl with eyes that matched her name—tender, loving eyes, whose violet tints deeponed to almost liquid darkness as she looked up at him, half-smil- ing, half-adoring, as she came within the range of his ardent, gloomy eyes. He was conscious of a suffocating quickening of his heart-beats; he was conscious of a wild, passionate yearning toward -this slender, lovely girl, whose face lighted so at sight of him—whose faintest flush set his heart madly throb- bing; and the wild wishfulness, .and. yearning tenderness almost maddened him with, their savage strength, as he watched her—a picture in her navy blue silk, with cardinal ribbons sotting off so uniquely her piquant brunette beau-- ______y __„__» Retail Dealer in FRESH & SALT MEAT. First door West of Post Office, Broadway- Cap* Vincent, N. T. Cash Paid for nidcl aud PoJ««, \ H. N. BUSIINELL, _ D. Dealer In DEUGS.MED1CINES Wall Paper, Window Shades, HARDWARE AND QROOEKIES AT BOTTOM 3P__I03_S. PHI_P S_R_\s Dealer In FURNITURE, Lumber, Coal, Salt, &c, At Cross' Old Stand, Cape Vincent, N. T. ' HEKRT PEO, WHOLESALE DEALKR13* Lake Ontario Fish, Cape Vincent, N.Y., ' Prices as low as any other reliable house. JEROME'S HOTEL, AND BILLIAilD ROOMS, Ice Cream Always on Hand. (411y) Cape Vincent N, \X*. THOMAS MASSON, M. D. Graduate of Queen's Uniycraty Kinist'i] 1 (Sucoossor to r>r. #atrb.ilrn.) Office at Mr» llnnalor's, Prrtessionai id to at all hours, day Home and Ho_fe'\iSp.terestS<«-.-- . -.— : -^ -, . _-._:&_. L, ,—f-'thd evfc TEEMS,: $1.50 II ADVAIQE.: CAPE VINCENT, N. Y... THU.ESI>Al7\fbinfaEUAEY : 33,1882 NO. 47: _./a&% ,-.- r ,. , -j (| — T , r , • 1T) „ l1 —| in , n i f% §motvntii Ja#/f l^_ rJAT£$.lDF rtlhch, XlhtShte : ^Inch's S'Juoli's 61neu's «SSl„i l.C.ol r ,. S-K ITS .£50 3'25 euti in to $1*0 MS %ia •* ' t 7 00 1200 *y. APVERTISJNQ. 1m , $176 S2S 3 28 im l«ooi ia?6 if- *76 0 60 0 00 16.0ft siifcv TOO 8 00 p 00 is 00 SIS. 00 .« m. $8 00 80 sta to.fr'f 12M)0 25 t» .45 00 If, $3 00 12 00 id 00 16 0U 20 00 a on. 6,1 0i> Buslness-eards, Ave linejFot less, »5 a yoor. Advertisements in Loc'al'-$olumh. ten cen'ti, por 1 nethe arat week, jahttinve cents per line each subseqjheht Insertion.. Obituary Snttces will Tie OBarg„ are oenm per line for all overslx lines. Notices of Marriages and Deaths inserted tr« •*)U punctually attondi i and night He compressod his lips with the stub- born determination of a man who knows he is bound t o wage war with himself, and not only t o wage the war and fight Ihe battle but gain undoubted victory. He looked after her one long, long min- ute, and then turned resolutely away, to almost -gasp for breath as he saw Olym- pia Osmond's faoe smiling in his— Oiympia Osmond, the fair stately, yel- low-haired girl, who wore on her finger the blazing solitaire his hands had placed there,'three months before, when ne had asked her t o be his wife, It had been a pleasant enough woo- ing. Mr. LesHq had been attracted to her by her evident supreme disregard of him, whom women were prone t o make a good deal of, on acoount of his god- like beauty and kingly presence, no less than his fabulous wealth and high so- cial position. He admired Miss Osmond for her un- deniable beauty, regular, girlish fea- ture, as cold and passionless in express sion as perfeot in outline. Then her dis- regard for him piqued him, all unused as he was t o being disregarded. Then, when some one told him that Miss Os- mondhad said she disapproved highly of penniless girls making a market of their charms t o entrap wealthy husbands.and that she for one should lead the crusade in favor of reform on that score, theu Mordaunt Leslie felt that the time and the woman had come, and h e deliberately set himself to win this fair-haired, pas- sionless girl, who was so difficult t o woo that the task gained in importance, and man like, the wooer gained in eager determinedness, utili the fortress finally yielded, and Miss Osmond bhislringly acknowledged her defection from the ranks of the crusade she had avowed her intention of leading, Leslie had been content: nothing more, for his heart had only been super- ficially touched. His pride was gratified at owning such a splendid creature as Oiympia Osmond, and at being envied by other less fortunate men; and there its topped, although his manner was perfect to the beautiful woman, who moved so regally grand throug his mag- nificently appointed household. So he had been perfectly contentjand had told himself he had not the capa- bility of ardent, intense love for any woman, and had played the lover very agreeable to his betrothed, and had his carriage and horses at the sea-shore for her especial benefit—while her cross old aunt, h i a thankfulness tbat Oiympia would soon be off her hands for good, made an extra effort and dressed the girl like a princess, and made her the belle of the Branch—until Miss Verne oamo, heralded by the newspaper cor- respondents, who described her looks, hor manners, her' toilette, her carriage and her pair, her jewels, until all the men were the qui vh'e of dying curiosi- ty, and the women in a condition of the Bghest wrought envy, She came—a tiny little lady, as unas- suming as lovely, as graciously sweet as dignified, who took male and female hearts alike by storm, and who, made Mordaunt Leslie almost mad for love oE her; who taught him, all too lato, that his real, true love had slept the enchant- ed sleep, until Violet Verne's dainty hands had broken the spell. That was the condition of affairs that lovely August night, when Mordaunt Leslie turned away from looking after the girl who waa like light to his eyes, and im»t the cool, placid faeu of tho woman he wits to murry in U'sa than a mouth. Miss Osmond was leaning gracefully on it gentleman's arm--a stranger to Iji'hlio—and Miss Oouiond quiotly iu- trodu-iL'd tho two. \Mordaunt this is i Mr. Holvoruuu.an old frii-iul of niiue. Mr, Helvernou, Mr. Leslie, to whom I am engaged to be married.\ It smote Mordiuiui. like a chill of icy air, that calm possessionship of him. And yet, why should it? It was true, he was engaged to be married to her, and a remombrance of Violet Verne'B loVcly eyes came up before him maddeningly. He bowed; and gave Mr. Helverhon his hand, and said some pleasant word, then asked Oiympia if she was enjoying herself. Miss Osborne smiled languidly. \Oh yes—thank you. Very much. The music is delicious, and I have been. bieased with good partners. I didn't see you dancing, Mordaunt, after the Lancers. Oh, doesn't, Miss Verne iook_ exquisite to-night? She is the very first' who has worn cardinal and navy bine, and how i t becomes her! How unfor- tunate that I am not dark!\ She was coming to'ward them alone, a faint suggestion of the odor ofvio-. lets heralded her, and Leslie felt his pulse quicken and his brealih come in shprt respirations. Miss Osmond met her with the effu- sion that it was the proper thing to show the beautiful young heiress. \My dearest Miss Verne, we were all admiring you i n the trois temps, weren't we, gentlemen? Oh, Mr. Helvernton, that is our quadrille! Excuse us idease!\ Por a second Mr. Leslie wondered at Olympia's unwonted excitement; then- he remembered he vvas alone with this' girl, with her violet eyes and drooping lashes. The temptation was fiercely strong on him—should he ask her to go for a quick walk on the sands? He knew it was he height of mad, presumptuous, unpardonable folly, and yet, only to feel her slight form on his arm, t o look down in her oyes, .to hear the tones of her voice! Should he commit this folly, this heavenly imprudence? And fate took i t in her own hands on the spot, for Miss Verne gathered up her silken train in one hand, and looked up half-smiling at him. \Would you be bored if I asked you to take mo a little stroll on the sands? The moonlight is so delicious, and the air so crisp.\ ~ . . And so Violet Verne took his ar_,and they two sauntered away from the music, and the lights, and the crowd, and the dancing, down the softly-lap- ping waves and the numerous songs they chanted to the white moonlight. There were only a few couples loiter- ing there, arm-in-arm, soft-voiced, lag- ging-stepped lovers, and every nerve in Mordaunt Leslie's frame thrilled t o the mockery of the time the scene, and the influence of both. The girl on his arm was so passing fair t o see, with her flushed cheeks so temptingly lovely, her long, dark lasheB sweeping them, her dainty hand lying like a snowflake on his arm, and her sweet vibrating voice corning to his ear like some melody that enchanted him— that made him feel h e had forever for feited all hope of ever hearing it intone love words t o him. They walked along, close to the wa- ter's edge, silent with a silence that was more eloquent than language, while Mordaunt Leslie felt his whole soul ris- ing up in consternation aii the blissful happiness he was enjoying. He felt a paradoxical sensation of reveling in what he knew was not lawful, and Mor- daunt Leslie, was a man of honor t o the heart's core, despite the slip h e made himself make that .seductive night in moonlight on the sea-sands. That was how he came to lose all thought of Oiympia Osmond, all thought of duty, all thought of anything but the witching creature who leaned on his arm, and whose dropping lids were as eloquent of her feelings at the time as wa3 her silence 'lhat was How it happened that, i n a moment of ungovernable feeling, Mor- daunt Leslie , who all his life had con- scientiously thought himself heart- less, indifferent—Mordaunt Leslie sud- denly stopped i n their slow promenade, and snatched Violet Verne to his heart with a fierce_, abrupt passion in the act that was so indicative of the equal fer- vor and hopelessness of his love. He kissed her mouth, her forehead, her lustrous hair, her flushed cheeks, like one whose heart was starving for affeotion. Hcalled here\ name over and over in a perfect agony of passionful longing, then, as if suddenly aware of tho wickedness of his behavior, h e drop- ped her quivering hands and stood away a step from her, \Miss Verne—Violet, have mercy on me I Pity me—forgive me! As there i s a God i n heaven I deserve only pity and pardon from you—you, the only woman I ever loved. Oh, Violet, Violet, my darling, my sweet.\ His voice fairly vibrated with pain, and MisB Verne looked up in his white face, half wonderingly, with little flushes and pallons alternating on her own,with all the sweet, shy light of answering love i n her eyes. \Please don't talk BO Mr, Leslie! Don't tell me t o pity or forgive you, bo- cause —because—\ She hesitated, and the wami blood Suffused her very hands. Leslie groaned in almost deathly an- guish at her evident love and trust, and happiness. What had he done, brute, fiend that he was? She must know the truth, alt the truth that comprised his unpardonable sin, and her own heart-soreness she must know, and at once, and then—well, after she had once turned away from him, in the just wrath and horror in which he knew she would turn away when he con- fessed his rascality, then it mattered little what came t o him. He nerved himself, in all his weak- ness, lilte a man might nerve himself for of the sea, as if it wore atlvousardttv'les away; he saw the look of .consternation on the girl's face, that changes! t o feaiy to horror, to such, mortal woe, is he rushed like a doom through tho confes- sion he was bound to yahe, aB< I told her, on his knees, how h e was t o marry Oiympia Osmond--how he had-learned the lesson too lato -how he cursed him- self for blighting her sweet young life that had never before kudwn a cloud, She listened, with a deathly ashening on her face, with a hopeless pain- i n her ejos, whose pationoo almost .killed: Ifflii to see. . r ; Then after a silence of severaLterrible minutes, her low, strengtjifni, yet agor nized voice answered him.'' \Mr. Leslie, it is not in my heart t o hate you for this. How \SjiicUIwhen you love you me so,and I-41ove youjust : as well? Xou must try -sSfil not mind me, but be happy as you can with your -r^your wife. And then Tier voice deserted her, and she tnmed qniokly away, the tears flowing in warm, salt torrents down her cheeks. That was the way she gave him up, this pui'e-hear'ed, grand-natured girl; and she went back to the Ocean House, side by side with him, yet separated as if by eternities—went to her room, and knelt to pray God to help her bear it, to help him to bear it. Down in the parlors the music was, still crashing in loud sweet strains, and Mordaunt Leslie walked away from the hideous mockery of gaiety and hap- piness—away t o the furthest end of the long verandah, where the moonlight oame only dimly, and where, in one of a dosien vacant chairs, he threw him- self, in sheer prostration of spirit, in utter horror at the prospect that stretch- ed endlessly before him, in,. anguished dismay at what he had left behind him. Into the almr s t tuiendurable pain of that .vigil, a woman's voice, low, in- tense, earnest, broke with sudden voice —a woman's voice, from just on the other side of him—of whose presence Leslie had no knowledge until he heard her speak—until, with a start almost as keenly sharp as if he had taken an electric shock, he recognized Oiympia Osmond and Mr. Helvernon as the speakers. ''There is no use of our recalling it, Harold—no possible use. I told you then—that'was four years ago—that, although I loved you as I never should leve another man, I should not many except for fortune. I tell you to-night, Harry, as frankly as then, I shall marry Mordaunt Leslie, because he can giva me the wealth my soul craves and will have.\ Mr. Helvernon's quick, eager answer came: \You are too cruel, t|>o hoartlexs, Oiympia! Tho woman n'eVer lived wao could.deiiberately act.'and talk as you do; and iy the heavens above us, I have a mina to go to Leslie with the story, and make him give you up!\ Leslie straightened i n his chair, and listened to Miss Osmond's low, cold laugh. \No you wouldn't Harry, and if you. did i t would b e of no avail. He believes in me implicitly. Why, for months I succeeding in convincing him I would not look at a man who had money— poor dupe—when all the while I was i n agonies lest I should let him slip. So you see, Harry, that I shall be all I de- sired—rioh. courted, envied, humored Mordaunt suddenly stepped in front of the two, a perfeot glory of thankful relief on his face, a perfeotly crushing contempt and disgust in his words. \Permit me t o add, Miss Osmond, as one who is only too jubilant at his nar- row escape, that not as the wife of Mor- daunt Leslie,'will you leap .your reward. From this moment I consider myself well released from my engagement to you. Be so kind as to return to me the visible form of our latejietrothal. He stood there like a prince in his glad, stern autliority,and Miss Osmond's face blanched to the hue of the ivory silk she wore, as she returned his calm glance in speechless confusion and rage, ' \The ring if you please, Miss Osmond. Thanks very much. Good-by. Good- night, sir.\ He tossed the glittering toy clear off the lawn, tho avenue, the bluff, the sands, into the ocean, and walked away, almost staggering under the weight of the glory of happiness suddenly opened to him. He was free—free as the air; and Vio- let loved him—Violet his darling, his treasure, his dear one. He looked at his watch, it was not late, half-past eleven, not too late to claim his love for his owit before that fated day ended. So h e rushed into his room and penciled a short imploring note, half-explaining, hgSt»enteeating her to conie to him for only one mo- ment, to tell him she would take him for all and forever. Then he waited for her, i n the hush of the midnight that was coming—wait- ed for just one glance of her eyes to think of till the morrow—v aited while the servant delivered the message and was gone.oh, so iong.so long.and then came back white-faced and trembling-voiced, to say that the doctor was there, but said MisS Verne was dead. They had found her kneeling by her bed, fifteen minutes before, but nothing could be done—heart disease, undoubtedly. And so was recorded the romance of Mordaunt Leslie's lonely life—the story of one night, whose Shadow of sunless darkness never should lift again for him. A Snare for Ttlyvelf, -Three months ago, when »,UBW ser- vant gisl.came to n Brush, street; fa—ly, in Detroit, the mistress saiclshe desired impost the girl in advanea on one cer- tain little point. She and her husband belonged t o a n amafeiii theatrical aom- jsstnj-j and i n case. Jana heai'd any;jacket ttround tha house sho-ninSt not imagine that-tbey were quarejjng; - They would simply be rehearsi-g 'their parts. The \play\ began oh the third \evening of the girite engagement. TJie husband taunted; his wife with extravagance, and she saidho played poker for money, ahd ohairs were upset and footstools kicked around and threats were made of going home to mother. SText morning the mistress said to thegirl: \Did you hear us playing our parts in the 'Wronged Wife' last night?\ \Xes'm.\ \It was simply a rehearsal, you know, and you musn't think strange of my throwing a vase at my husband and call- ing him a vile wretch.\ Three or four nights after that the curtain went up on a play called: \The Jealous Husband,\ and Jane heard sobs, sighs, protestations, threats and exola- mations. The next play was entitled. \Ooming Home Tight,\ and was mostly played in the front hail. Then follow- ed the \Depthsof Despair,\ \Threats of Divorce,\ and \Siioh a wretch,\ until Jane was a t last tired of having a private box and being the only audience. The other morning she appeared in the sit- ting-room with hor hat on and her bun- dle under her arm and said: \Please ma'am, but I'm going this morning.\ \What going away?\ \Xes'm.\ \For what reason?\ \Please ma'am, but I'm tired of tragedy. I'm a girl as naturally likes t o see hugging and kissing and love-mak- ing on the stage, and when Marks the lawyer comes i n on tho what-do-you- oall-it I'm sure to be tickled to death. I think. I'll try some family where they rehearse comedy and have a deal of lussing, and perhaps I may come i n as a supo and get a small sharo of it for myself!\ Hanging in Switzerland. / The authorities of the Swiss oanton of Appenzell recently asked the chief justioes for a written opinion as t o the advisability of restoring capital punish- ment. The chief justioes in reply, de- olared against its reintroduotion, their argument covering the following points: The punishment of death does not meet the conditions properly demanded in a punitive instrument. If one mur- derer deserves , death another deserves something more, which cannot begiven. A death punishment necessarily excludes all possibility of an improvement i n the oriminal and is not more detorrinff than other punishments, and crime has not decreased where it has been introduced. The unjust ad- ministration of the death penalty is ir- remediable; the possibility of judicial murder has great weight i n the discus- sion. Tho oriminal statistics of the canton of Appenzell are cited. There have been eighteen executions in th« canton during the present century— seventeen by tho sword and one by hanging, ae follows: 1805, i for theft; 1806,1 for theft; 1808. 1 for arson; 1810, 2 for theft;-1812,1 for murder; 1817, two for theft, one lor poisoning; 1818, one for theft; 1834, one for arson; 18„, one for arson; 1851, one for arson and 1862, one for murder. From this year, when the punishment of death was abolished, no crime ruled worthy ol death by the criminal code of Appenzell has Deen committed i n the oanton. In the voting for or against the abolition of death punishments in the canton, tha people of Appenzell gave their deliber- ate judgement on behalf of its abolition. Tho tasks of the State in its puni five system are the reduction of crime and restraint of the criminals from doing further injury. . To kill them is a bar- barous method of securing the latter end The %'riM Helpmate. Oluuno That ITon. The atovy of the parting of Lieutenant DeLong ana/hiswife is thus told.by William Bradford, the artist \Xou were Lieut, JJe Long's most efficient .adviser weroyou not?\ I asked, \Lieut. De Long,*' he replied, \needed andhadno more competent adviser than his wife. .She-is, a noble.highly inteUigent woman, and like himself, an enthusiast upon the subject of arctic exploration. She has \ read and studied, everything that exper- ience and science have made known upon that topio, is familier with the minutest detail of every endeavor ever made for the penetrationof the profound Veil of mystery overhanging that field of most daring adventure. Gould she possible have done so, she would have beenmost glad to have accompanied him upon his expedition sharing his hard- ships, his perils and his fate. That however, was manifestly impracticable, as she had the good sense to recognize. Ithink one of the most touching episodes I ever witnessed was the parting between Lieut. De Long and his wife, audi know that the pang of separation was heightened by her regret that she could not share his trials in the heroic endea- vor for the attainment of the purpose i n which her heart was as much bound up as his. We went out of the bay of San Francisco with a tug following us to take back those who were t o raturn, and not a word was spoken of the separation momentarily drawing nearer. Finally, when we had got pretty woll out, Lieut. De Long came to me and said: 'it is time t o go.' A small boat was lowered from the side and manned; he and Mrs. De Long got into it. I followed them and he gave the order to 'pull away' for the tug. During that short trip the si- lence was oppresive, painful beyond de- scription, the only sound being the thump of the oars i n the rowlock and the swash of the water. When we reach- ed the side of the tug Lieut. Do Long pressed his wife's hand and simply said 'good-bye.' She stepped upon the lug and turning bent upon her husband a look in which there was expressed the most poignant feeling, mingled with a devout Bilent prayer for his safety and success, For an instant he seemed t o hesitate, as if for the moment unnerved by her attitude and look, then, recover- ing his self-control, turned to his men anSrin a full', stro_: voice commanded 'Pull away men!' Soon their swift plied oara placed him alongside the Jeannette. We saw him mount the. side, saw the vessel bear away and watched her i n silence until she was a mere speck upon the distant .horizon, without a word being spoken. Then finally when tha Jeannette was fading from sight, Mrs, De Long said t o me; 'Please let me go below; I want to bo alone for amonient.' I complied with her request. Soon however, almost immediately, indeed, such was her power of self-control and I believe, also her confidence In her husband's ultimate sucooss and happy return t o her, that she regained her self-possession and entered into conver- sation. It was such a manifestation of bravery on tho part of a woman as I never saw before and never expeot to witness again. But she has never had any doubt, and has none now, of the safety of her husband and Iris ultimate return t o his native land. She was here only a few days ago, and we have boon in almost constant oonsultation or com - munication during the two years or more i n which the f ato of her husband has been shrouded in obscurity. Farmers and the weatiier. NEWS IN BEH&F The British Ministry has prepared a bill for reorganizing the Government of the city of London. The Lord Mayor and his Court ot Common Council are retained,the Metropolitan Board of Works is retained, the School Board is retained. The Lord Mayor is changed from lord of the city into king of tbe town. His jurisdiction is extended. He is made to represent all Londoners, aDd h e will be expected to give in the name of London, the same feasts as of old. Each branch of the Government One day i n a \oow case, at Wabash, Indiana, the Judge was i n a hurry to go to the races over on the Fair grounds, and he put on his hat before t_e law- yer ;for the plaintiff got half through and said: \There John, you can dry up now ; I have heard enough about tha case, and I'm goiug t o deoide against you.\ \But your Honor,\ expostulated the lawyer, \you oah't decide against rue; the law is all o n m-y side.\ '•Low! What do I care about law! This ain't no law office, sir, this is a justice office. If you want to praoiico law, go to a law office,\ \But Judge, you^oan't deoide this case against us, I say, the taw is all has certain defined duties, but the great a'death-blow. He felt his heart growing central Government will be that presided a heavy, icy lump; h e heard the roaring over b y the Mayor, \I can't, hey?\ \No it's impossible!\ \Who says so?-^-gimme that pen, • —The standing army of little Belgium is twice as large as that of the United States. Out of 100 storm-centers noted during 1879, one moved north, three southeast 24 northeast, and 72 nearly due east. Their velocity varies from 20 to 40 miles per hour, so that either Btorm centers or cold waves travel from the mountains t o the sea i n from two t o five days, then passing off upon the ooean, frequently taking a northeasterly direction after reaching the coast. Sometimes a storm may be defleoted. from its course or spend its foroe midway, or increase i n severity, as it moves eastward. It i s these possibilities together with the varying velocity of the wave, which render us dependent on tho telegraph for its reoord of daily or even hourly pro- gross, and which sometimes contradict the best founded predictions. But with all these possibilities of error, 80 or 90 per cent of the predictions aro verified, and upon perhaps 75 per cent our reli- ance may be almost perfect. At times either on land or sea, a single warning may save property t o an.amount greater than the whole annual expense of the buraau, t o say nothing of life and com- fort. Our weather then i n general terms comes from the west, and when we read in the paper that '.'an area with lowpres- sure with heavy rain and severe gales is developing i n the Upper Mississippi, or Upper Lake region,\ the farmer had better not begin his haying or his har- vesting'and the traveler had Better not set ottt by way of the lakes or ocean until i t has passed by. While in the Fall or Winter you read that \an area of high pressure with violent winds and. rapidly falling temperature IB prevail- ing,\ in the same regions, the farmer had bettair look t o his young stock, and make all snug about cellar andharnand the traveler will do well t o take his heaviest overcoat. The butcher bird is sitid to iwpale its victims on thorns .and devour tlierh atleisnre. ' . —A pew law in Kansas forbids any person to niai'iy within six months after proouring a divorce.\ \•-» -rThe„ average Fi-enoli fatally is ; , three, .the average English five, and the average Irishseven. —Appoint Pleasant, on the Missis-\ sippi, the river has advanced nearly three miles i n sixty yearSi ;; --- —Horse-ear lines are- prbjeoted be- tween many villages\ i n Italy on thj- roads built by the old Rpninns. ;, ,-^St. Louis mills produced 1,717,62* O rels of flour-last year, against 2,077,- m 1880 and 2,142,949 ifl 1879. —Judge DrummOnd, of the Uuited State Oirout Courit at Chicago, denies that ho intends t o resign at present. —The Scotch memorial t o Dean Stan- ley is t o take the form of a stained glass window i n St. Giles' Cathedral, Edin burgh. —Mr. Patrick S. Gilmore, the musi- cian and orchestra conductor, is now recovering from his recent serious ill- ness. —Voltaire was the first writer in France to recommend the adoption of inoculation for small pox to the people of his country. —Nineteen thousand dollars was the sum brought by Montpalier, the home and burial-plnoe of President Madison, at its recent sale. —Of the heat emitted by the sun, only the 227 millionth part is caught by the planets, and this is nearly all yield- ed again t o space. —A rage for comfits existed in tho reign of Henry III. When the body of the Due de Geuse was found ho had a box of comijts in his hand. —A London medical journal states that there are in that city twenty physi- oians whose incomes range from $25,- 000 t o 100,000 a year. —In 175i the dress of a French dandy consisted of a black velvet coat, green and silver waistcoat, yellow velvet breeches and bine stockings. —The new catalogue of Oborlin Col- lege, Ohio, shows that 1,325 students are i n attendance this year, of whom 641 are gontlemen and 684 ladies. —The emigration from Germany in 1882 promises to exceed that of any pre- vious year. 14,000 tickets have already been engaged from Bremen to America —The Dutches of Edinburgh deposit- ed with the Art Department of South Kensington a collection of water-color copies from the old masters by Stohl. ^ They will be exhibited at BaffiJBTr - ' Green. There are sixty-five of them, and were originally ordered by the F,itt- press of Russia, —ThUty-four species of inseots n«w to soicUce have reoently been discovered in the Sandwich Island. —Last year there were 250 persons •veiled and 828 injured through boiler e xplosions i n this country, --At Baden, near Zurich, the first calendar was published 1668, and i t has been continued until now. —As late as the time of James I., the disposal of the hand of a young orphan\ heiress lay with the king. —It is a singular fact that one of the earliest English theatres had a monk, Geofrey, for its manager. —Last words of Fontelleno,, \I do not suffer, my friends, but I feel a cer- tain d _ctilty i n existence.\ Two thousand one hundred and twen- ty churches in Englandhave been named in sole honor of the Virgin Mary, und 102 i n which her name is associated with that of some other saints. —The Princess of Wales has sent to King Kalakaua several photographs of herself and her sons as a contribution to a bazaar to be held in Honolulu in aid of the building of the cathedral there. —Fifty-eight thousand and ninety- sevon pupils are enrolled i n the Publio Schools of Chicago, the average attend- ance being 48,589. The city employs 972 teaches. —Representatives of four generations live in one house in Toronto, a groat- grandmother aged 84, a grandfather aged 60, a father aged 22, and a daugh- ter aged,3 weeks. —France and Italy have hitherto pi - • duced sugar only from tha beet ro&v. The sugar cane ha3 lately been intro- duced in both countries, and its rapid growth threatens tha beet root indus- try. —W. W. Story is hard at work upon his Btatue of the lace Professor Henry, and expects t o have i t ready lor erection in Washington next spring. It is t o be placed i n the groundsof the Smithsej'- ian Institution. —It i s calculated the daily papers i,. the United States issue' 1,051,200,000 copies yearly, and the other periodicals bring the total up to 2,000,000,000 copies per annum. —At a n important sale of celebrated stud flock of merino Bheep in. Victoria, Australia, a ram four years old brought the large sum of $7000, while several others were sold for prices ranging from $900 to $2250. —Letter envelopes bearing a stamp impression were first used in Sardina in 1819. The English people write more letters than any other European natich, although they do not'lead them i n Hi*, use of postal cards, —Queen Victoria, combining mother- ly affection and musical taste has com- missioned that crusty composer, M, Gounod,to write a nuptial march for or- chestra and organ for the marriage of her youngest and favorite son, Leopold, Duke of Albany, —The war footing of tho Gorman army has been established by the bud- get of 1882 a t 500,000 men. In the event of war, the number could be doubled at twenty-four hours' notiee by'telegraph. —The lighthouse at Planier, in France, is illuminated by the electric light. It can be seen at a distance of twenty-two miles, and it lights up an area of many miles. It cost $60,000, •rod

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