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in l'UtiMsiiEt) isvnr.Y i'kiday mohninu
IMTIln 00I.OMI1IAN IIUII.DINU mtAnTIIR
isiuiit uousr, lii.omishuito, l'A nv
HENRY L. DIEFFENBACH,
tnrron Ann raornirfTon,
Terms-Two Dollars a Vear ray&Mo la alnnee.
$2 DO If rot raid till cai of rear. $3 00 If
leaser eroilt to Elrca.
or.llUIoscrlitlrnis executed with neatness nnd
dispatch nt reasonable rates,
Oolunibia Oounty Official Directory.
h .dale Juilics-lHMi Drum, Isaac B, Mon-
'. Momlnru, .f.-Wrt.Mf.-riTON If. Knt.
I). 'ttler it llccvriltr .WILLIAMSON lLJACom",
I'nirirt Aitornril'. It. li;i:i.i:n,
jV'u .-(T-AAnoN HMITlt.
vv, (wiirrr Pa v m Lowkniifiio-.
iiimmiiifrmeri Wim.iam el. tjuicrc, cyiii-s
IKniiitKN, IliiiAW.I. Iirrnrn,
( .immlntnnrn' Clerk WtLLIASt KMCKIlAUH,
,; tlltori U, J, CA.MrilKI.L, A. J, AUII.UTBUN
f . r',n ' .IntlN t. IiorcK.
.Ivril Clmimliifoiin.-lsAAO Mr.IlnlDK, John Mo
tt mill .Si'jw(nfn(Jrn(-CilAliLr.3 O, 1IA1!KT,ly
J.h.tn Yr mVM-Mrrrlnni, H. II. Mit.t.rn
,lll.l.M KllAMMt. ltlonilHhlirf:, mill .IllllNSOIl
1 1, f I 1 II, UUlllMCXnl, CIIAIIUJI C O.N.N LU, Hlc'y,
Klocinsburg Official Directory.
r,h.vtnhirp Iiankwn Co. John A. Fcnbton
l'rislili ill, II, II, (in. .17, insider.
A'dlloiifil .Viia-ClIAS. H, I'AXTOW.l'rcVt ,
.1. I'. Ii mi IN. tttrdilcr.
( ituhiliiiM 'limit Muttuil&ivttigtSimlamtlMm Alt
r.'.Olt- 1 II, 1.1ITI.K, I'lcs't., C. V. .MlLLKIl,
I ' ' II.
Ill nburn ilulhUtui mnl fktilm) JVml A nonn
l John Thomas, l'revt., .1, II. Uoiiison.Hoc.
J, J, luiowi.n, President, Jl, Wim.MovKii.Hic'y,
llAl'imiAGH Jut received mid for mlo nt the
i Cohihwah oillco,
bTOVKS ANI) TlNWATlK.
I ACOll MUTZ, dealer lu sloven nml tlminlc
ditto street, nbovo court house.
AVID LOWKNIIKlttl, McrchnntTnllor..Malii
St., Hd door above Alncrlciur House.
W.M. MUllltlH, Merchant Tnllnr corner or Ccn
tro nint .Mnhi st over .Mlllci ' More,
1,1 l'. I.UTZ, Druiiulstnnd Apotlucnry.Malll tt.
I'j, below the I'ost Olllce.
SIOVKIt ItllOH., DniKulsta una Apothecaries,
llrower's block Miua st.
CLOCKS, WATCHES, AO.
j i leweiry i'.,
II II. MAVAOI
MaluHtrcU near West Ht.
ilcnlerlii Clorlm, Wntrhes nml
J' Jewelry, Jlulii tt,, Just below tho
I OI'IH lll'.UNIIAUl), Wnti liiiml Clock maker
1 J near NoiilticiiKtroi tier MaltiaiKl Iron hIh.
I CAT1ICAUT, Watch nml Clock MaUer.ltar.
ll( ket street, lictow Main.
HOOTS AND SIIOK3.
n I,l,KKOIlU,l)iatcrlii Hoots nml Shcic, latest
IV. nml brft Mvh-H, corner .Muin nml .Market
Hire etc, In thoolit I'ost Olllce.
llAVll) lir.TZ, Boot nliilsiiocnialier, Main nt.
1 below It art man'H store, u ct of .Market.
HK.NKY KI.i:i5t, Mnnur.uturtr ami dealer In
ltootn nml Hlioes, Uroccrltn, etc., Main street,
n M. IlltOW.V, Hoot nml f lioemnkcr, Main
J. street, under Kroun'.i ltotil,
Ilt. 11. C. lrciWKIt, Hursenii Dentist, Main si.,
' uhovu Iho Court House,
itt, wm, m. unnnit, huto
)n nml l'hvslclnn.
ij i.xcnaugo liiocicover
lib,, hook store.
Dlt. 11, 1'. KIN.NT.Y, SuiBcon IlentKt.-Tcclh
xtracled uillioutpalli: Main st,, nearly on-
ioslto lOpiseopitl Church,
(I. HAItKI.llY, Attnrncj-nt-I.aw. Olllce, Sit
V uoiiriu r.AeJiuuiu luocu, lu ur lue-'jjxcunime
I 11. MclCl'.I.VY.M. I)HurKcon nml l'hyslclnn
J northsldo Main St., below Maiktt,
T It. l'.VANH, M. 1)., Wnriieon nml l'hyslclau,
. i south stiloMalu street, below Market.
I C. UtrrTi:it, M. D. ruiwou and rhyslctnn
) Market street, above. Main,
1 II. HOIIISON, Allorney-nt.l.aw, Olllcollnrt
tl , nuui'H building, Main street.
MltiliUNKllY A KANOY GOODS.
11 l'l:Ti:ilMAN, Millinery and l'aucy OoihIh,
Ij. opposlto Ui'lvcopal Chuich.Maln st.
MISH M. )i:itliICICMONt .MlllliiL-ry ana Kuicy
(;.Hia.4,.Mnlilht., below .Market,
ii KH. K. KMNUMUIIih ry mnl tHiicy CinoUs
i htit'tt below MiukL'l,
MliH. .ILI!A A, A MA 1)1; UAIIKJ.KY, LmlloH'
M lit ntiU WuHlsts.
IIOTKLS AND SALOONS.
l.foUKH lUiTV.L, by T, Ucut. Ttiylor, c?.tt td
JTKItOIIANTC AND UKOCJOKS.
C. MAItlt, Hry CJondK nml Notions, bouth
( -si corntii' Mulu nml lion Mb,
A, WIl'KMlY, Hoot ami Hho htoro, bookh
A Mntloui-iy, Main fct,, below -Market.
f,i .1 A COILS, Coiilectlonery, troceileh etc., Alain
IJ, Mm below lion
POX a WKllll, C'onlorlUmery mut Uakcry,
l1 ulioksalo niul ulall, i:cliiuiKcliluck.
IIOWTH, UixtRniul Paps, Hoots nuilShoes,
, Main M ubovo Com t IJoiiko,
T II. MAIZP, M inn oilt (Irnrery, tluo Iio
t), nrlcH, I'rultH, uIb, 1'iovUIon, Ar MaIii
mnl lion HtneiH.
i MCKIjVV. NIIAL A CO.. ilenlMKln Drv fJootls
ill iron Ties, riour, 1 Veil, Salt, KMi, Iron, Nulls,
ie,,i, 1'. eur, .num uiiu .uiinitu tun.
U It. MII,I,i:U A SCN. ilenlerM 111 Hrv (iuo.ls
k, OineerlfH, (imeiiHWtue, Klour, Halt, HIioch,
oi ion h, i ieM.tlUIUM
nONHTAIII.IM llI,AKSolsaUlat ll.oC'OLUM,
(J 1IIAN Olllce,
p M. OIIISIKTMAN, Saddle, Trunk ,t Harness
U, nuiker, Hhlvii's lllocic Main Htreet,
i V, KOHIIlNS.llriuordealersecoudiloorfrom
M nor l u wt si corner in am umi iron sis.
II J. TIIOItNTON, Wall l'aper, Window Hhades
I J. nun nxtures, uuneri iuock, .Minn si,
(1 V.', COItKI.I., Furniture ltoomn, threo story
! brick, Main Htreet, west of Market st.
II KOMr.NKTOl'K, Photographer, over ltobblnn
il' iv cycr H more, itiaui si.
IH. KU1IN, dealcrln Meat, Tallow, etc., Chtlu
berllu'a alley, icur ofAmerican House,
UH. ItlNtll.Flt, denier In plnnns, organs und
ioeloiUouH,ai u, w. Corell's lurnltuie rooms
oiks, r.nsl HlooinsburK.llerwIck road,
willow ware, near tlio Forks Hotel,
OFOSTlllS.tllue Mnker, nnd White und Fancy
, Tanner, Hcottown,
11 II. HIDI.F.MAN, Aiienttor Munson's Corre
111 Tubular I.lKlilnlr.i! Hod.
MOTH llOOKH. nml blank NOTFB. with or will
ii out exeinplloii, lor sulo ul the Coluuuiam
fibovo bchool HoiiNe,
101IN A, OMAN, Manufacturer and ilfaler 1
1) H. KNT
dealer lu Btovcn nml Tin xrnrn 1
uu us uruucut.it.
I)ln.U 1 NT, Miller, run, iltaler innllklmlHr
i iiruiii, rjmtr, jiiu, av, jn j.nuiii ul Uiul
1 F. lIKIflHAltt), lllto.,dealer In HryOooda,
j iituuim, u Kim mi illlTClltlUlllSU,
r'HI'YHTFAM FI.OU1IINU MJU.H, V.H,u7v,
I 1). WF.UKlIKIBF.It.lloolnndHhoeHtoreunit
.s:z; si uu ,u 'ri op-
ril W, K1XIAII, Hiitciuihauiia l'lanlim M
VOLUME V.---NO, J3.
It. lli:itl!IN(l ft rmOTIIlin.Cnrrontcrsnml
il, llnllders, Mam st., below l'luc.
1OWI:ll A lIKItltlNO. dealer In llrv llcn.u.
I ) tliwerles, Lumber unit stticml Merchandise
BlIICi; IIOTI1I, nnd rcfi-Mlracnt Hnlnon, by
llohr M'llcnry cor.of Malnnud I'lnost,
Dlt. O. A.M!:(IAltOEt,,l,liydchmniulBurgeon
Main st next door to Hood's Hotel,
IAAVII) ItlllltilNtl. riouraiulClrWMIII.nnd
fAMra ill. HAHMAN.rnblnct Maker and Uu
u dot taker, Mnln Ht., below rino.
SCliyYI,i:it ,v CO., Iron fourniors.MaehlnWs,
and Mniiuraetuitrs ol plows, Mill Ht,
10 Ornlll Crrulle. Mnln Ht,
UII,t,IAM lli;i,ON(l Hliocinnkerniiil mniiuf.K
II Inn r uf Hilck, Mill Ht wcM nt I'mo
P. DA I.I.MAN. Mcrchnnl Tntlnr. Mpml hi
), ltobblns' Ilulldlni:,
It. J, K, ItonillNw, Huritein and I'hyslUan
KecolnlHt,, below Mnln,
1ll.lti:itT ,t KI.INK, lry coods, Rmccrles, and
general mercu.inuisc, Main SineL
H. KIHTI.r.U, "Ciittnwlsna Houso,'
Corner Malu and Secoi.d Utrects,
KIIIMIU, Illllnrd Unloon, Oysters, nnd lie
Creiim In season MalnBt.
Jl. llltoim', dealer In ;cucralMoicliandli)
Dry Cloods, Orocerles vc,
rstJI'KlIA.VNA or lirlclt Hotel, 1. Koslen
bander l'iopiietor,soulli-i nst come r Malnnud
U, A1I110TT, Attorney nt law, Mnln Ht.
11 O. A W, 11. SHOK.MAKKIt, dealers In dry
ill. goods, uiocrrlis nnd tcercral intrchitndixi,
rsi si oi i) in sou in i uu oi iom n.
ICIIAltDSOX L. AViMQUT, JJl.
ATTOH.VKY AT LAW,
NO. 12) SOUTH M.XTIt BTUKIJT,
nAHNhS, liltO. ,t llEUItON,
HATH, CAI-a, HTltAW OOOHH .tl'UHS,
No. C03 Market Htreet,
N. U. Corner Second and Arch Streets,
V. ! Dealers In
TEAS, HYItUPH, COKFEi:, HUdAIt, MOLASSLH
ntcr, si-ices, in cAnn soda, ac, .tc.
4S-0rders will receive prompt allentlou.
Q U. UHOOKWAY,
( A i lUliri IiY AT I, AW,
n'Sr OrFlcr; Court Ilonso Allov. In tlin Co.
UMiitAN bulldlus. tJam,'07.
1'IIYSICIAN AND BUUULON,
OrFirn over T.ntz's Druir Store. ItrsMeno
aikct SI i (Lt. 1st door below llov. D.J. Waller.
Q AV. MIIiliKIt,
AHUlIMil AT IAV ,
OinrorourtUonhn Alley, below tlio Coi.um
iVNUlllee. llounlliH. llaek-I'av mut IVnsloiiH
colleeli t, llloniusbuvu Hei,'J)'(j7
OUKUT l CLA11K,
ATTOItMlY AT I,AV ,
omco Main Street below tho Court Houso.
ATTOl'.NllY AT LAW,
Ofllco Cnurl-IIniisn Alley, bolow tho CoLUM
IAN Olllce, Hloi.msburi; l'a.
lale ticm tbrmaiiy, ollirs hlsstnlecs to thu
ubllo as a celcbiati-d
JIOllSH AND COW DOCTOIt,
ml nil iilbrr nnlimiN. fur lilch Uh eliarirPH nrn
luoiUiate, Uo can aiaR bo IouihI vnt.t slilo oi
erwielc mail, niiiiH. u..ia-ouy'u lariJiu lam.
lilooiusbiirK, Jlay l, iwiiy,
-w t miiAiivn av
IJ. u nil lil niiiiouiifnln Iheeltlxeniinf Tllnnnifl
bin yn ml trinity, that lui liiiHjnbt leceUeil a full
auu cimioieiu Hssiriuieuv ui
WALL I'Al'KK, WINDOW HHAlii:s,
yixTUiu.3, comia, tabssi,
ml all nthfr unotlH In Ills lino of bimhu hi. All
ho iii'wcht. mnl most nnttrovi'il nut tenia of t in
ilay aio always to bo fonml lu hW eHtabllslimont,
mur.o. ijyii iuiuiini, ui'iuw muijifi..
lOOTH AND SHOKS.
MAIN BT11EET, UNHEU JUtOWN'a 1IOTF.I..
A lull ami eonipletu assoilnient of leaily maito
boots ami hhotslor nu-n, toinen ami clilUUeu
uht rteeiMii una lor huioni nahonaoio raieh,
.'arletlesto Hilt 111 1 clokhCu'ol rusliHiulH. TllO
best of woik done nt bliort notice, ah tn-relorure
jq'EW BTOVJi AND TIN SHOI
Mulu Hlrt-t;l one door abovti E. MonJtiihaH'fl
v iuiku iiisiuiiiicuv ui niuYiB, iitititm
Uan(iei t'oiiMuutly on baud, und for fcule ut the
TimiUiK in all us branciien carefully at lonued in,
no Hiiiiitiui'iioii Kiiiiriiiueeu,
Tin work of all kludtt wholesale and retail, A
-uu it. requtBieil,
COAL Y A It D.
umlerbtuued lCKnectfulW lnfoiia tlie
llleiiH ot lllooiiiKbun' and Columbia eonutv.
tlial they keep all tho dllteieiU number olMnve
otiianu hciecieu iiinipooai lor mnnmng nurpo-
ki-H.on tueir wiuirr, aiijoinlnn M'Kelvy. Ni al A
Co w Furnace; with a good pair of llullulo fchUn
on iiiu w nil. in tvrimi ruu . iiiiv. iiiiu nirnw
iiiaewibtt h iiiirMi mm uon, 10 iienver eoai to
tliohu who dehlro It. AKlliev inirrhnKen Inrve
amouut of coal.tliey Intend lokeep n wuperlor ar
ucic, aim M'ii ui uio vt'iy iihh'h priced. i'ieabo
call and eta ml no for yourneiveH hf tore nureliai'
mil mewjlfcrD, J ni.rtar.uniiiu,
rpilK uiHlorslLMictl will tuku In ox-
j. cuaniio mri;oai aim lirortTii'N, louowmu
namea niucics ( wueni, ayi'.Luni, i-oiu-tncM.
r.nnl lluin.Khoiililcr.und h lilts nieat.Ilulti 1
Kkkb, Jlny, Ac, at tho lilhest cash prices, at ills
urucery niore,aujujuiii) meir ii
nioonihburK Mar. 19.'(n.ly.
luu Ham: A lconll-llnnd"Arlon',nIano.folt(,
pneo (.175, cost Sii, 'IIiIh huptibo lnMiuineiv
wm boulit at an auction Mileof prlvalo proper
In NOW Vnrlr nml liiul ,c-t ii lint u tuV VI f 1KB I
Cfiual to a new piano, Ttrma pofcsltlvclycasu In
nee, iv in in iwTHVi ninrr iinti in ntn rihut'f
r, ! umv, Auurtfct lornuo ween.
may 2671-if MaucU t'bunk, l'a,
Ily UHlnir tll nrtlrlo ladlca and (lentlfim
can bcautlly tliuiifcclvca u ihotihaiid iold. 'ih!
iHtbo fnilj atllclo Ibat MlUiirl htinlKht bal;
and at tint mine t line- ulvu tit it n i...iiniiiui m
praraute, It aim ImJuornliH, bcaullrleM an
clemifcCH. Jt enn bo m iimillnl hh to eiuihii Hi
hulr to en 1 1 any k until of lluui diHlud, htn
iiy man lur tu em, u iii "uti-, onret-M
MlddUlowii, Adaiuw Co., ra.
Kcnlly nml Cheaply 1'rlnio.l
Fium tlioLalistHtylisofTypent e
For Iho Columbian
"Hwoet sister, thy blow Is like mirblo s,i wlilto
fc'ay, Mhcro nro tho roses that were onco thy dj.
And wheroli tho Joy of thy lovely cyo?
They're faded and none, sweet sUtcr s.ty why 7"
"Tho loses on my cheeks, lk0 tho ilowcrs of
When n orclioj by Iho sun they nil faded away,
And tho Joy that onco sparkled Might In my
Was chnsed by indncss, but I may not s.iy
" Bwictshter, of lliosiiill.n that onco dimpled
Halo lu incmory'H album, I behold not a tr.ieo,
And Ihy volco, that nneo with Iho waters did
They're silent nnd rjouc, t), pray tell mo why 7"
Toiu.lt of tho violet, why ilroon'st thv hend 'J
Or Iho broken llower, say why ait thou dead
i-i'innps, iney rimy locale tlw myr.tlrat sp.-ll,
Mnl, O i henih shier, ask mo not to tell,"
Thin IHI inc. dear s I, tor. will I inn i-rmxal.
Will I'vcrytliliiK wllhir that makes inn si irlail ?
rh.it nil I, transient Ipuiuath tho blimtliy.
HUUr.sweii' l iter, Oh, pray tell mo why?
r.oo Is not transli.nl, nml you ns'cr may know
1'! e I,rli'f that now wbltclu thv hlsti.r'H onrn
Hut f.ito, nlns 1 Is n niystcrlous spell :
BUter, chei-ub sister, I ludeod cannot tell.
Piom W'ooiI'h llousclioM MnKazluo.
A Story for Young Wives.
11V l.I-JA .lIANSi'lKLll.
' Ynti look prnper tlicil, Jlnry. D.m'l
yon think yon lnxd Imttor llo down it
'I will if you will c.ury iiiybaliyinti)
tlio hcilrootn for mo,' replied tho pule
faeed, sad-looking Iitllo woman.
1 Yt.tt don't feel very Blronir, yot. tlo
m Jhtry V tenderly nslced Aunt linn-
null, ns bIio laid tlio infant in her iiIccd'iJ
ins nnd eareftilly spread n blanket
over them. ' You imis'n't io to clttin'
low-spirited. Wo'll havo you nu'eed
pso that you won't look llko tlio mtno
Oman in tt few days.'
'I hope, so.' Mn. Fhko replied, in a
trembling voice. 'Do you expect mo
ther mnl Jano luck soon V sho asked,
and sho drew the blanket over her head,
under pretence- or screening her babo
from tho chill of tho morn. Hut Aunt
Hannah saw that tliero were tears on
iter cheeks; and sho know that It was
hlilo them that tho blanket was
rawn tip, Sho answered :
'They'll bo hero In an hour or two:
and you must try to get n good nap 'foro
oti sco 'em.'
Aunt Hannah heard n faint sob as sho
topped out of tho room. Klio said to
Thero 'lis ng'ln 1 Another cottplo
as started on tbo wrong track, and
everything 'II go wrong till they git on
mo ri(;lit ono. 1'rcd Fisko Is n tyrant, I
now; ami i niters tiiougnt no would
i; and she, poor, little, meek.faced
Ing, dar'sn't say her soul's her own.
Sho didn't begin right. 1'vo told her
mother a good many times that I be
lieved somcthln' was goin' wrong with
Mary. Sho allcrs answers: ' Tho wear
and (car of her thrco babies does seem
to bo 'most loo much for her!' Strange,
Tilda can't sco that Its taken somcthln'
besides tlio babies to bring that dismal
exprcH-Ion over Alary's faco. I'vo seen
good many young wives go down Just
i sho is goin', lit my time. They'd
look sad and mopo tt few yean1, then
they'll begin to cough, and they'd go
ight straight down. Things nro terri
bly out of j'lnl, f-omohow.or'twouldirt
o ho. I don't believo there's a slnglo
peefc morn need on't thair tlu ro Is of
limb crltlora goin' so. Thoy seem
wondeiful happy when their young aro
round them ; and It seems to mo that
human critters ought to bo. 1 can't
stand it to sco Mary look so willed and
crushed. Somcthln' must bo done,
must tall: In her mother onco inoro
It Is u favorablo opportunity, while
AmitJrnnno.il is watching forherbro
ther's wifo's return to givo tho reader n
short history of tho good old lady, nml
of others who havo Irsen Introduced In
Hannah Wlilto is ft raro woman. Sho
s a slnglo lady, sixly years of ago j and
iho resides with her brother, JUchnrd
While, tho father of Mrs. Fiskc. Do
privet! by death of her father when sho
was only twclvo years old (tho oldest of
six children) nml left with a very fecblo
mother, ne.tily tho wholo caro of tho
louschold fell upon her nt that early
ago. Her oppouumtics lor getting uu
education wero very limited. In fact
sho never went to school ono day nfler
icr father's death, l!ut her cheerful
Imposition, good common sense, nnd
eminently good Judgment, inado her u
welcome visitor to till of her acquaint
ance, In splto of Iter homely way of os
Mr. Whllu and his wlfo wero both
well-pleased when Frederick Fisko ttsl:
ed Dcrmlstlon to woo their Mary, Aunt
Hannah was not ; but sho did not think
best to express her thoughts about III m
ns sho really could bring no distinct
chargo ngalnst him. Still, sho had very
posltlvo opinions In regard to mm
Frederick Flsko respected himself,
exceedingly. Ma meant to bo respected
by every ono else. Why shouldn't ho
bo'.' Ho was Industrious und enter
prising! nnd no ono could nccuso hlino
nny moral ilolinuucney. And was ho
not always enlm mid solf-possessed? so
discreet nnt! bo reticent that It did not
seem that mi enrthtptuko could shako nn
unguarded word from his lips? Howns
principal of tho High School In tho vil
lage In which ho resided ; nnd ho was
spoken of ns a good teacher nml n very
promising young innn. Aunt Hannah
never spoko ngalnst him (except to her
telf) when piopla wero complimenting
him nnd congratulating her brother nnd
his wlfo on tho good fortuno of their
ilnughleri butshu would say to hersolfs
' I'vo teen young men llko him bo
foio. They tiinko hard husbands to git
along with. They nllers want their
wives to ftol tho crtishlu' weight of
their dignity, Flsko, probably, nover'll
any a rough, hard word to tiny woman,
but ho'll so manage, his wlfo'll feel ns
much in bondage In a short tlmo ns nny
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FBIDAY, OCTOBER
slftvo over did, Mary will won lenrn
that nil ho requires of her In rcirnrd to
thlnkln' Is to thlnkjust as ho thinks, If
sno thinks nt nil. Ouch 1:1ml of moil
call women bluo-stockln'e nnd strong
minded, If thoy read nml try to know
sotnothin'j nnd, If thoy don't, thoy call
'cm woak-inlntlcd nnd frivolous. Thoy
find fault with 'cm If they do, nml thoy
desplso them if they don't. Thank tho
Lord I nil men don't feel to; hut Micro's
enough of 'em to rnlso tho mischief
with n great many women, nml they,
In their turn, rnlso tho mischief with n
great many moro; for such wives (if
tney don't sink down and tlio young)
nro npt to grow hard nut! bitter nfler
awhile, and then thcy'ro down on nil
tho men, nnd they think that all women
nro aliased; nml they git n great many
women to frelln' discontented who havo
nojttst eauso for feolln' so.'
Aunt Hannah felt sure, that morning,
that herfcnr.1 had proved true. Sho met
her slster-Iu-law ut tho gato ami told
her (hat Mary was there, nnd was thou
lyln;r down, 'and I hope eho has cono to
sleep,' shn added. ' I want to havo a
all: Willi you 'foro slip wakes un.
rouble of somo kind Is wearin' tho
dear child out, you may depend on't.
Wo must help her out of this 'slough of
lei-pond' or sho'll sink out of our sight
foro wo know it. Fred. Fisko couldn't
pilto kill mo with his lordliness, but
'in nny arrald he will her.'
'Why, Hannah!' exclaimed Mrs.
White, ' Frederick never seems unkind
o Mary, nnd sho novcr omplalnsnbotit
' I piesumo shii never does. Sho Isn't
ono of tho complalnin' sort. Iiut you
nist have noticed how sho lowers hor
fiiu.i nml speaks hardly ubovo tl wills-
whtjn ho is In, nnd how worried
and nn vlous sho looks If everything is
not lu itsplnco; or If tho lltllo girls
mako any nolso when ho is rcadln'.
You know, Tilda, sho is u great deal
moro as sho used to bo when ho 1 1 out of
tho house. Why should u wife stand In
such awo of her husband? What n
wretched household It'll be, by-nnd-by,
if they keep on in thU way.'
You leally alarm me,' said Mrs.
You havo reason to bo alarmed,'
Aunt Hannah replied. ' Mary Is look-
n' quite too pale, thin mnl discouraged,
Hut, it is not entirely Fred's fault, that
things aro, as they aro. Mary didn't
begin right. It would hnvo been wlso
for her to do as shu has done If sho had
married a man whoso turn of mind was
entirely different from Fred's. Iiut
with a man or his stamp sho could
hardly havo dono worso for herself.'
' Why, what has sho dono'."
'You know, Tilda, that beforo she
was married sho was very fond of her
studies, am! was considered qulto us
good a scholar as Fred, and ho seemed
piHo proud of it. Sho should tillers
h.lVO boi-t Mm fcOlu uu. iiut ns soon
as sho was married sho dropped all her
studies, and yavo all her (line to domes
tic duties, und depended upon Fred to
tell her nil that shu wanted to know.
When a woman is ns meek and quiet ns
Mary Is, and n man Is natur'ly ns self
confident nnd domlneerin' ns Fred is, it
easy enough to seo beforehand what
uch n coui-so would result in. Ho
tells her what ho thinks Is beat for
icr to know ; nnd It's evident ho don't
think It's necessary for her to know
anything outsido of household matters.
Ho knows enough for both, so sho
needn't trouble herself with anything
otit-.Ido of her sphere. Doesn't ho glvo
honor unto the wlfo as unto tho weaker
vessel '.' 1 wonder what good, old S.rinl
I'rtiT would havo mill to such un Inter
pietnlloii. D m't you tee, Tilda, that
.ho bei,uti wrong'."
' l'crhnps sho did ; hut sho novcr has
had sp-uo tlmo for studying.'
' Sho never will havo so loug ns sho
puts threo rtillles on thu skirts of her
llttlo girls' every-day dresses, nnd
spends every sparo lnlnulo for u wholo
month In cmbrohlcrln' a baby's blank
et. Tho children tilnt n f peek better off
for It, but they would be, by-and-hy, if
sho should study, now,'
Yoii nro right, no doubt. Hut Fred
crick nlways wants tho children dressed
tiistofully ; und ho wants tho houso In
perfect order, always ; nnd it does seem
Hark I I bcllovo I hear tho baby. I
presume sho'll bo right out with him.'
' I'll go and bring tho baby out,' Bald
Aunt Hannah. 'Sho don't look ns If
sho hnd strength enough to lift n
Mrs. White throw' nsldo her bonnet
ami shawl und followed Aunt Hannah
She went directly to tho bed nnd kissed
her daughter. Mary throw her nrins
nroutid her mother's neck, nnd said :
' I'm so glad you coino homo onco
'Wo nro qulto ns glad to havo you
come, I nrstiro you,' Mrs. Whito replied j
'and wo must get up something special
In honor of the occasion. Just think of
It, sister Hannah, this is my first visit
from my first grandson
Mrs. Wlilto was ono of thoso women
who havo Iho faculty nnd n most
blessed faculty 11 is of conversing
cheerfully whenuver tho occasion do
mauds. Hut sho did not feel cheerful
Just then, for bho saw that thoro was a
red circle around her daughter's eyes
and that sho was still struggling to keep
down tho rising sobs,
Five minutes afterward Mrs.Flskosat
boforo the lire In her mother's sitting
room. Her sister Jano sat by her side
holding her llttlo nephew nnd talking
baby talk to him, whllu Mrs, Wlilto
mid Aunt Hnniiah busied themselves
getting tllnnor. in thu Intorvnls of tho
iullabylng nml thero-therolng to tho
baby, Aunt Hannah caught snntches of
conversation between tho sisters, nssho
passed to uiul fro, that continued her In
her surmises nml (Hied her righteous
soul of Indignation. Mrs. Wlilto, also,
henrd enough to deepen tho nnxlety
which she already felt, nml to bring
bhuilo of Badness over her countenance,
Jnno had never seen her nephow beforo,
Sho looked nt his eyes nml talked of
their size, shopo nml color ; sho com
meiiteil upon each featuro of his faco,
Sho said his mouth was llko tho Flsko
his chin llko his mothor's, nnd sho
declared that his hands wero shape
precisely lll.ohls grand-father White's,
'hnt tlo you think nbout him,
Aiary? Which sido of tho houso do you
think ho resembles?' shonsked.
' I hardly know,' Mrs. Flsko replied,
In n dull, languid way, 'but most peo
ple think ho looks very much llko his
'Of cotirso that Is pleasing to you,'
Jano mid, ' for I remember that you
u -ed to prldo yourself it good deal In his
lino looks. You aro very fortunato In
your children. With so lino a boyna
Hilt, nnd two bountiful llttlo girls, you
must bo very happy,'
As Jano looked tip for somo rcspotiso
(o her remarks, who was startled ut tho
woo hegono look Mrs. Flsko woro, and
ho exclaimed :
'Why, what's tho matter, Mary?
I low dejected you look! Was It loo
much for you riding tip hero?'
' It fatigued mo somo, I suppose. Hut
Unit's nothing now. I nm wenry nil of
die time. It lsstrango, Jano, that girls
I' u'l know when thoy nru well off. if
i tiro not engaged to Herbert Ives,
ymiM botler liko warning nnd stay
vhoro you are, Now, you can como
ttnl go when you please attend u lec
ture, or go out making calls, or stay nt
home, Just ns you fancy ; nnd you have
no fears, If you nro pleased with your
self, but what everybody elso Is pleased.
Hut, If you get married, you will want
to plcaso your husband, nnd tako good
caro of your children, If you nro so for
tunato or loifortunato as t- hnvo
them, und Hint makes n slavo of n
' Why, sister Mary I' said Jane, open
ing her eyes wldo with astonishment.
W hat would 1' redcrlck think to hear
you mako such remarks? Scorns to
mo, ho wouldn't feel very highly com
plimented: and tho dear babies, if they
could understand you, wouldn't think
they wero very highly prized. I always
supposed that mothers, when they were
rearing their families, had a great many
cares und anxieties, und that, if they
wero not quito wealthy, thoy had to
work pretty hard: but I thought that
It was cheerful service a labor of love,
and that they had a great deal of hap
piness, notwithstanding their cares.'
'Oh, of cottrso you can't understand
it, yet; nor you nover will till you
loam it by experience. When you havo
been married half n dozen years, you
will vlow things very differently from
what you do now.'
'May bo I shall,' Jano replied, ' but
I can't thluk that nil wives and mothers
fepl as you do. This world would bo n
pretty wretched place If they did. I
think I should bo about ready to tako
my departure. I am suro that our
mother nover felt as you nro feeling.'
Mrs. Flsko slidied and mado no reply.
No doubt, tho thoughts of tho contrast
bi-lwei-n her mother's iecllngs and her
own, drow that oIkIi lorlli. Mrs. While
whispered to Aunt Hannah in tlio
What nn awful statu of things there
must ho between her nnd Fred I Whnt
will It end in? I beg you to stay ut
omu from thulccturatiiisovenlng,and
wo u thorough talk with her, whllu
10 rest of us are gone. I'd rather trust
on than myself. You never mako bad
At half-past soven most of tho family
ad gono to tho lecture ; and Aunt linn
ah nnd Mrs. Fisko wero sitting to-
ether in Aunt Hannah's chamber.
vcrything In that chamber seemed
icorfiil und cozy, nml btiggestlvo of
comfort to Mrs. Flsko. It seemed to
her, Hint evening, that sho would al
ways llko tostay theie. Thu Joys of her
childhood had always been shared with
Aunt Hannah, in that room, nnd her
tears had been wiped tiwtty thero. Sho
said with u half-sigh:
How happy you aro, nml ulways
havo been, haven't you, Aunt Han
' For tho most part I havo been pretty
happy,' Aunt Hannah replied, 'but I
itivo not lived without my cares.
You havo often heard your father tell
iow much was put upon mo when 1
was only twelve years old moro than
I know how to get along with ; but,
eveu then, I was not really unhappy. It
lon't seem to mo that you ought to ho
unhappy, Mary, but I'm nfrald you
are. When you was a girl, nt homo,
you allcrs lot mo talk to you Just ns I
pleased. You'll let mo havo tho same
privilego to-night, won't you ? I'vo
been nchin' to havo u real out-and-out
talk with you for n wholo year; hut
l'vu been putlln' It off, hopln' that
you'd find your own way out of your
Why, what do you mean, Aunt
Hannah?' nsked Mrs. Flske, In n sur
prisea tono. "iou novcr iienrei ino
compjnln of having troublo, did you?
Perhaps you overheard mo talking to
June, this morning, nbout Iho cares nnd
anxieties of young mnrrlod womon.
For my part I can't too how nny wo
man could get along with tho caro of n
houso nnd three children without feel
ing tired out, and, nt times, utterly
discouraged. I supposo Hint you will
tell mo that my mother didn't feel so
when sho had six children to do for,
Iiut things tiro different now from what
they wero then. Fashions nro such
peoplo can t tlo ns they used to do,
I'ht-ii, father Is ono of thoso easy, good
naturcd mortals who nro not annoyed
If things do get a llttlo topsy-turvy
sometimes, I can remember when ho
used to lly nrotind and bet back tho
chnii-s, nml pick up tho children's piny
things If ho saw somo ono coming in
JIu would nhvnys say to mother, Nove
mlml, folks must expect sotno lltte
whero half n dozen children nro. I don'
think them nro many men llko him In
that respect. Frederick Is very diner
ontly constituted. (I rather think he is
Aunt Hannah said to herself), It tin
noys him exceedingly If everything I
not In perfect order. And I can assuro
you, Aunt Hnnimh, It takes all my tlmo
and strength to keep thlngsso, I hardly
Und tlmo to look In u book or nowspn
per, nnd I feel ns If I was forgetting nil
that 1 over learned. Men go and como
when they please find tlmo to rend tl
newspapers every day j nnd thoy don
seem much moro tied up than they did
beforo they had families,
Aunt llnnnnh had started right. Sho
had lei 1 Mrs. Flsko to mnko Just such
romarks ns sho wanted her to mako.
Tho way wn3 open for Aunt Hannah
to say whnt sho wanted to say in reply.
bho was looshrowd nnd too Judicious
to complain to nnv wlfo nbout her hus
band ; for sho know that nny truo wlfo
would bear it better to bo told ot her
own faults, than to ho told of her hus
band's. Sho said :
' I hnvo scon so many young wives
nnd mothers situated Just ns you arc.
nnd feeling Just na you do, I understand
nil nbout It. Such women begin wrong,
am! git everything In their housoholds
to golu' wrong, nnd then they groan nil
tho rest of tholr days for what thoy havo
brought upon themselves. Tho fact Is,
Mary, you commenced to spoil Fred ns
soon ns you was married, nnd If you
don't turn rightabout you'll Ilnlsh tho
Job, and very likely ruin your ehlhlien;
una no n vast ileal or harm to your own
Mrs. Flsko no longer looked dull or
pale. Her faco was llu.-hcd und her
eyes wero wldo open. Sho was thor
oughly nrotiiod. Sho exclaimed :
spoil my husband, nml ruin my
chlhlrid! do harm to my ownsox!
Kenlly, that needs isomu explanation.
If nny ono elso hail bhIi! that to mo I
should feel Indignant. Hut you, Aunt
Hnnnnh you can't menu nnythlntr uu-
kind. For pity's sako tell mo what you
do mean. I don't understand you nt
nil. 1 havo dono tho best that I know
how to do for my children ; nnd If nny
wlfo over tried to ho a dutiful wlfo nml
tried to plcnso her husband, I am suro
that I havo.'
Mrs. Flsko's volco faltered in tho last
sentence, nnd as soon ns sho ceased
speaking sho burst Into tears, wrung
from her by tho thought of tho many
times sho had failed to plcaso him, or to
get ono nppreelatlvo word, notwith
standing nil her trying. Alas! scores
of wives bosldo her havo shod scalding
tears In secret for tho samo reason. And
yet, husbands should not bo blamed,
altogether, for this Htato of things.
Aunt Hannah was right In thinking
that tho troublo comes, lu tho main,
from wives not beginning right.
After n fow moments, Mrs. Fisko sob
bed out: 'Do oxcttso mo, Aunt Han
nah, I'm not weeping for anything that
you havo said I must unburden my
self to you, Aunt Hannah you can ho
trusted you never violato conlldenco
I must toll you that I do not enjoy lifo
at nil I feel unhappy a good deal of
tho time somo of tho tlmo I nm per
Hero tho thoughts of hor wretched
ness so overcame her that sho broko
down entirely, and wept passionately.
Struggling to regain hor composure,
sho soon niklcd -
' You said that for a wholo year you
had wanted to talk to me. I havo
wanieii rur moro than a year to conlldo
my troubles to somebody. Tho last
tlmo that mother was down to our
house, I almost mado up my mind to
tell her how I was feeling; but father
and Frederick arosodifl'erentl thought
sho couldn't understand it. I was nfrald
Hint sho would blame him, nml I
couldn't bear to hear any ono do that.
Then I thought that I would hnvo a
ennlltlcntlal tnlk with somo of my
young married friends, und i-cci if they
had any such troubles to contend with.
Hut prldo nml self-respect kopt mo from
lolng that. I felt that It would bo low
ering tho dignity of our household to
Itnit, to any one, Hint tho wheels of
our domestic machinery didn't run
smoothly. You think that my troubles
irisu from my own mismanagement. I
eg of you lo show mo wherein I havo
mismanaged. Now that tho ico is brok
en, wo may its well havo nn out-and out
tnlk, as you said. You may usk mo nny
question that you please.. 1 am willing
to tell you anything that will assist you
n ndvWng me.'
A loss discreet woman than Aunt
Innnah, probably, would havoavallod
herself of tho opportunity to question
Mm. Flsko concerning her husband.
Aunt Hannah know belter. Sho knew
that In ninety-nine, eases out of u hun
dred, truo women regret afterward for
nny communication, of that sort, they
havo boon led to mako In uomo hour of
bitterness ; and that they seldom fall to
feel that tho questioner took nn uugen
crous ndvnntngo of them.
Sho replied : It Is not necessary for
ou to tell mo nnythlng. I think I un
en-tand your caso, perfectly. You'll
git by your troubles, after ttwhlle, If
you havo patience- and por.suvera.uco.
You see, you and Fred didn't begin
ight. I'll toll you a story.'
Mrs. Flsko was nil attention. Aunt
Innnah's btorles wero always to tho
I'vo often thought,' commenced
Aunt Hannah, ' that you and Fred both
acted ns though you was brought up by
nn old doctor who kopt our school tho
winter that I was ton yoirs old. School
used to koop every other Saturday In
them days. Saturday afternoon was
spent In rccltln' tho Commandmonts
tho Lord's Prayer, anil tho Catechism
In addition to that, tho doctor required
overy bcholnr In tho first class to learn
n few versos from tho lilblc, or somo
passago from somo favorlto book of his
Ho hardly over gavo two scholars tho
samo pass.igo. Hut ono Saturday ho
had every girl, In tho first class, loam
and rcclto something that John Milton
says I'vo wild to Adam. I learned It
htiirln' It over so mnny times. This
was It :
My Author nud Disposer: what thou bldst.
I'nariMied, I obey; sotlod ordalus:
flist Is thy law, thou mtne; to kuow no moro
Is woman's happlcstknuwlcdgonndherpraWo,"
Tho doctor said that Milton wrote n
great many beautiful things hutho con
sidered them four Hues, tho finest Hues
ho over wrnto. Ho talked n long tlmo
to tho girls nbout it, nml hosild that ho
hoped they would nil feel llko that
toward their husbands when they got
bellied lu life. 1 ritu't remember one-
half ho said, but J do remomhor Just
how thu big boys looked when ho was
talkln'. They soemod so ploased, grat
Hied nml sallslled, I had no doubt thoy
thought Unit passago was qtillo as nleo
ns tho tloctor did. I- remember, too,
how pompous nud lordly (hey used to
nppenr when wo wero golu' homo from
school nfler such n tnlk. Tho most for'
word Mid tnlklti' ones used to ninko
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their boasts nbout how (hey uhould
mnnago their wlvos nnd mako 'em
oboy. I can't help lnughln', to this
tiny, when I think how submissively,
modestly nnd meekly thoglrls received
such talk, nnd with what soft mid sub
dued tones they answered, If tho boys
nsked 'em a question. I supposo thoy
wero tryln' to obey tho doctor's Injunction-
In regard to belli' humblo nnd
dutiful, nud I presume thoy thoueht
thoy looked usamlnblo nml Interesting,
to tho hoys, us Kvo did lo Adam when
sho called him her Author nnd Dis
Thero was nlno girls In tho first class.
Polly Parson, it spilghtly, hlaek-oyetl,
rosy-cheokod girl, was r.u odd onu
among 'cm. Sho was full or llfo und
wit; nnd sho was considered n lltllo
peit und saucy, but wo nil liked her.
Sho wns uncommon smart und handy.
ii un ncciuetil happened, or troublo of
nny kind camo along wo wero nil glad
to navo roily 'round. If it llttlo child
fell Into tho brook neir tho nchool
houso, sho nover Hcre.imcd to tho big
boys to como nml git It out, but she'd
pull It out herself, und gll itsclotbos nil
wrung out 'foro homo of tho other girls
would git through screaming. When
thu hoys got Into their big tulks, sho
never dropped her eyes and looked
abashed, hut she'd nllers put In a word
herself. That night, when wo wero
golu' homo from school, Polly's oyes
sparkled a lltllo moro'n common, und
nor cheeks woro n llttlo rod. I thoueht
sho'd havo Bomcthlr.' to say, and sho
did. Sho told tho boys sho wns glad
they had such nlco Ideas nbout wives,
nnd sho hoped that they'd all bo bloised
somo tlmo with wlvos ns lovely und ns
docile ns tho doctor's wlfo. Thnt was
pretty keen in Polly, for tho doctor's
wlfo was ono of thu most soft, helpless,
wishy-washy women I over did see.
Tlio doctor camo along lu n minute.
Polly went up to him nnd said meokly
nnd beseechingly: 'Dr. lltchnrds, havo
you got ono ropy of those boautlful
lines left? Kyeu have, doctor, will
you pleitsu glvo It ti mo?' Ho had
written 'em oir on llttlo slips of paper
foreneh girl. Ho looked very smilingly
on Polly and asked her if sho had lost
hers. ' No, sir,' sho replied, but I
shouldn't liko to glvo mine away ; nnd
I want ono to scud down to Dan. Flotch-
cr's wire. I don't think that tho over
read It. Sho won't obey Dan. and sho
will nrguo with him.' Tho doctor said:
'Tut, tut, Poll ! I'm surprised, I'm sur-
pjlsed I' and ho stepped along pretty
quick. Polly Hitd lu a low tono: 'I
thought ho would be. You see, tho
doctor wen a luatlco or tho peace,
nnd Dan wns ono or tho most ugly
and tyrannical critters that over trod
shuo-leather, nnd ho was up 'foro tho
doctor only n week nforo for whlppin'
his wifu. Every boy thero laughed iu
In splto of himself.'
'Iook here, boys.' I'olly Fnld. run
ning ahead n llttlo and turniti' round
ami facln' us, 'if you swallow such stuff
as tho doctor has been glvln' us this
afternoon, you needn't ono of you ever
ask mo to marry you, for you'd want to
rulo with a rod of Iron. And, girls, I
want to tell you that you'll bojust llko
tho doctor's wlfo Ifyott try to llvo up to
the doctor's creed. I declare somo of
you begin to look llko her already.
What do you suppose that (lot! gave
you tho power of thlnkln' and con
sciences for, if you nro nover to mako
u-o of oilher? Do you supposo that ho
mado it. mistake and endowed you with
moru gifts than you need ? Y'ou'll git
sick of such noiisonso somotlmo, nnd
then you'll quarrel with your hus
bands. I shan't over quarrel with initio,
you seo II I do. Ho shall havo his
rights nud I hhall havo mlno you seo
if I don't I'
I declare, Aunt Hannah, I begin to
believo In women's rights; don't you ?'
said Mrs. Fisko, speaking for tho first
tlmo since Aunt Hannah commenced
'Jlegin to bellovol Why. child. I
allcrs did bcllovo In women's rights,
nnd men's rights, und children rights.
I bcllovo that each human be-in' has
rights that noothcr human belli' should
bo allowed to tramplo on.'
I moan that I begin to believo In
'Oh, that's what you mean? Well,
wo'll tall: nbout Hint to-morrow, and
tho rest of tho family can join us. Hut,
to-night whllo wo nro nlono, wo want to
seo if wo can't find soniu way for you
out of your troubles. If you could go
to tho ballot-box to morrow, Mary, and
put In fifty votes, I can't seo na It would
help you out of your present troubles
any moro than It would lift you out of
a well If you hud tumbled Into ono.'
' What will help mo, Aunt Hannah
What can I do ?
uo to your husband with your
troubles. That'll ho a hundred times
hotter than to brood over 'em In Beerot
and u thousand times better than to tell
'em to any ono olso. Tell him that
you'ro unhappy that you'io not satis
(led with your present way of Hvlu
that you don't think Clod deslgnud that
husbaud nnd wlfo Bhouhl llvo together
as you and ho aro llvln'. Say every
thing right out, kindly and respectfully
but ns plainly nnd frankly ns Polly Par
son would. Don't keep nny of you
grievances back. A full tiuderetandln
Is nllers better than a half way one.'
Mrs. l'lsko's heart misgave her us sho
iiiougut or tno many tninKs snu woum
havo to tell him, and of tho way thnt ho
would probably receive It. bho said :
'It is easy enough to tlilnlc beforo-
hand how ono will manngo when mar
ried, Aunt Hannah. Did Polly Parson
ever marry '."
' Sho did, and 1 doubt If a hotter wlfo
or mother over lived. Her husband was
onoof thoso very school-boys who boast
ed nbout inaklti' their wives ubey, Ho
eainu to Iho conclusion that It was not
tiusafu to marry a woman who believed
that (lod was her Author nud Disposor,
und who felt that her llrst nceountnblllty
should bo to lllni, You have mtidu mis-
lakes, Mary, that Polly never would
havo made. Shoallorn kept herself well
Informed so that sho could talk to her
husband us timlerstnutii'ly as his malu
friends could, Sho nover would havo
given up nil her rendln' nml spout
tlmo nnd strength In rulllln' und noun
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cln'nnd embroldcrln' lltllo children's
clothes ns you hav.o And sho'
Hero Aunt Hannah wns cut short by
tho return of tho family from tho lec
ture. When I'Isko camo for his wife,
Aunt Hannah trlvatclvcnlolm.il ll tin ii
her (o havo u good tnlk with hltn during
their rldo homo. Hut Mrs. Fisko did
not talk with him that day nor tho
next. Sho dreaded it sho could not
got up tho courago. Hut sho thought
continually of tho story Aunt Hannah
told her, nnd of the mistaken way lu
which shocommencod her own married
lire. Sho could hardly tut or sleep. Sho
looked paler and thinner than usual.
Aliout u week nrtor her return sho camo
to tho conclusion thnt she could not nnd
would not llvo in that wretched wny
nny longer. Sho took her children up
to bed Hint night beforo their accustom
ed time. Then sho hastened to tlio li
brary. Sho tlared not slop lo rest her
self ono moment, lest her eouragoshotild
fall. Sliodlil not find her husband with
hoik In hand its iiho expected. Ilowas
uppurutitly In deep thought. Sho mov
ed so slb-ntly ho was nut uwaro of hor
presence Hit sho spoko. .Sl.o said : 'Tho
children uro In bed, nntl no ono Is In. If
you please, Frederick, I should llko to
spend this evening in conversing with
you.' She spoke very low, nnd her
volco trembled. As ho looked up ho
was appalled by tho death-llko pallor of
her eountonaneo. What was he, ho
thought, that sho should approach him
with such roar nnd trembling. Had sho
known how ho was fooling, nnd how
things had transpired to open his cyos,
her talk would hnvo.becmed less diffi
cult. Hut sho did not know how much
ho missed her during herubsenco: nor
how many things ho had to iittond to
thnt ho nover thought of looking after
when sho was homo. Hu wondered how
sho over kept things In such perfect or
der with bo heeelless a girl as Bridget.
ilia tablo-cloth was ou awry, and tho
dishes looked its though they woro
pitched upon tho table at every meal.
Ho was disgusted with tlio disorder, and
ho told Hridgot so, most emphatically.
That evening lio overheard her telling
ono of her friends that Mrs. Flsko wns
ono of tho best women In tho world ;
und if It wasn't for her sho wouldn't
stay in that houso another hour; hut
sho pilled tho poor woman bo, sho
wouldn't lcavo hor. She was just wear
ing her llfo out to plcaso her husband,
nntl sho novcr got thank you for It. Sho
was getting thinner nntl paler overy
day, but not a word of complaint did
she make. Whether In his school or at
home, Bridget's words kopt ringing in
his ears, nud compelled him to feel Hint
tliero was moro truth In them than ho
was ready to admit at first. Ho longed
to havo tho day como around when ho
was to go for his wife. Ho shuddered
as ho thought thnt tho (Imo might not
bo far dlslnnt when sho would ho called
to go where ho never could bring hor
back. So that evening ho was In tho
host framo of mind possible to receive
his wife. In fact, ho felt himself that
ho could llvo so no longer. In reply to
hor request ho look her hand and said
gently; 'Thnt is Jtt-it how I want to
spend this ovening, my dear. I was
about to seek you for tho samo purposo.'
Ho drew her on his kneo and added : 'I
havo noticed since your return from
our father's, that you boomed troubled
about something. What Is It, darling?
Tell mo everything, freely.'
Darling I Tho old endearing word, In
tho old, tender tones! What a thrill
they sent through her. Had ho met hor
oldlynnd formally, sho probably would
havo been ahlo to maintain hor compo
sure. Iiut this was so different from tho
reception Hint sho had prepared hersolf
to meel, sho was overcome by It. Sho
bowed her head on his shoulder and
wept for a long tlmo. Sho did not know
that his tears mingled with hors. When
alio could speak ho drew her out till sho
said moro than sho thought of saying
when Bho entered (ho room. She con
fessed to him how unhappy sho had
been a great deal of tho tlmo lu hor
married life. Sho told htm that sho had
got so Hint sho almost dreaded to soo
him coming from school. For sho did
not expect that ho would tell her any
thing, or say anything to her except by
way of reproofs for somothlng that was
not done, or was not proporly dono.
She told hi ni how shu always looked
around tho room to sco If things wero In
order,nnd hurried to put things In their
places beforo ho entered tho door. Sho
also told him how grieved and humili
ated sho felt nt his cold und formal way
of answering her In tho presence of oth
It cut him lo tho quick, but ho pa
tiently and humbly heard her through,
for ho wis, convinced that ho richly do-
served It all. Whnt ho said In reply
was, certainly, very comforting to her.
Sho sat on his knee, that night, a hap.
pier wlfo than she had been at any tlmo
beforo slnco sho first became his brldo.
Thoy commenced anew from that tlmo.
Sho spends nearly nil of her ovenlngs la
tho library with hltu now. They read
nnd study together, except whon sho Is
compelle'd to uso hor needle. Then ho
rends to her. Sho no longer feels that
she Is forgetting ull that sho over lenrn-ed.
' Do you fool now as you did n yenr
ngo, In rogard to my getting married,
Mary ?' Mrs. Flsko's sister Jano archly
asked her, a short tlmo since. (Herbert
Ives nml Jano expect to bo married
Mrs. Fiako blushed.nnd looked nll'ec-
tlonately upon hrr husband os sho re
plied : 'All I havo to say now In regard
to It Is, (hat I most earnestly hopo Hint
you and Herbert will bo ns happy as
Frederick und I lire.'
And I ns enrncstly hope, said Mr.
FJske, 'that you nnd ho will niivereomo
as near making shipwreck of your do
mestic happiness as wo did. lie mira
that you begin right.'
TiiKiti: Is a pcrronnlal nobleness, nnd
even Hacrcdnes lu work. Wore ho
novor so benighted, forgetful of his
high calling, thero Is always hopo lu a
man that actually and earnestly works;
In Idleness alone thero Is a personal de
spair. Blessed is ho who has found his
work, Ijibor Is life,