The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, December 29, 1871, Image 1
RATES OF ADVERTISING. 18 PUBLISHED KVEItY FMDAY MOHNINO tH Till OOMJStMAH BU1LD1HC1 KHAIITI1IB count houbb, nbooysnuna, I'A,, it HENRY L DIEFFENBACH, iDtTon AnD i'itorniiTon, Bollin ft Veir laviMo 1b advine". $3 60 If sot lata till onl of year. $3 00 It ICSftr crouv no giyca. JOD FEINTING Of .lUileserfptloiin execnled with neatness and ' Columbia Oountv Official Directory. nrrt'lrntJudne-WILLIAM Kl.WBLL. Auotlatt Jiiditl-lnkM DKllll, ISAAoB. MOS "i'olnmoMn, c.-llrnotrit II. niijat.ru. JSK(Jr rCOn'T-Wll.I.lAMHOJI 1I.JAC011Y. iHilrtrl Attorney K. II. lKEl.r.1'.. tiJirrUr-AAItoN SMITH. M,r,Sor-ISAAO DrW IIT. 7rnjrrr luvin LnwrmiKno. CWilMlnWM-Wll.UAII O, HOICK, CTBt-S UorilliAiJ.ni. i!l(HWII-U. Jt CAUrUXLL, A. J. AI.11KHT80K ''Vr'l'jo'.mP.Hnt-cit. Ji.r7CMnmf(on(T-lsAAoJlollnini!,Jolt!iMo AC'ti'L- 4vi!crnfmlil-t'llA!!LES O. DAnKi.EY ... - ..-. w. 1 Tir u it t II JllOCm J "t'T inillHI-INltlllNP, ... .'I WiM'iAM KitAMrit. llloomsbnrir. and Johnsoii IKXLIMI, UIICBWCOU, CltAlU.EH COKKEH, HlO'y, J Bloombburg Uincial Directory. lltotmilvra Havklna Cti. John A. Fukbton President, If. II. (Ilim7. Cashier. tint Ifattcmal Hank (.HAS. It. l'AXTOX.rrcn't i J. 1. Tt-stin. Cashier. WvmbtaCbiintlMutvtttFnititnl'iimlr'ntlTsianAti iocIiiHmi E. II. Little, I'rcs't., e. W. milleb, Sce'f, Jllbtmiburg Itulldina and fi'mfnff VniMMotfl. (Ion John Thomas, rrcs't,, .1.11. ltomsos, Hoc, 2tlof.mliuru Mutual AWlnff iVml .-tMOClaritrtw J. J. lluowLH, l'rtsldcnt, M. Wiiitmoykii, Hco'y. Bloomnburg Directory. IjAlTIl 11AOH Jiit received and for sale nt Hit Col.UMlllAM ofllce. STOVES AND TINWAHe! JACOll METZ, dealer Ip stoves nnd tlnwnro Main street, Above court r-ou ho. CLOTHING, AC. DAVID LOWKNHEItO, MerclmntTnllor.Maln St. 2d door aijoo American lloube. WM. MOU1UB. Merclinnt Tiillor comer of Cen tre and Main At,, over Mllltr'rt store. DllUGS, CHEMICALS, Ac. I J r. I.UTZ, HniBBltnndArothccBrj-.Mlu St. !. below the I'uol OIIIco. M OVEH liltns.. Dmgitlttta and Apothecaries, uruwtr h uiucu .miiiu hi. CLOCKS, WATCHES, AO. HRNKYZUPI'INUKIl. Watche. Kpictaolra A lewulry Ac, MnlnHlreel tifiir Vvnt st. CK. HAVAUE, (lfHier lu Clock k, Watches find Jewelry, Main at., Jiibt below Ibo Ameilcau House. r OUIH BUnNHAHD, Watch and Clock maker Lj ucar nouthcant corner Jlulu huU Iron nts. R CATIICAItT, Watch nnd Clock Mnker.Mor. liet street, below Main, BOOTS AND SHOES. 7.1 M.KNORH, Denier In Hoots nnd Hboc, Intent ljt nod bf-st styles, corner Mnlu nud MnrUct filrcet. In tho old l'oht OlUcc. D AVID TiETZ.Uoot and Shocmnlter. Mnlnst. oeiow uarimau's siore, west of aiumei. HKNIIY KLK1M, Manufacturer nll.l denier In lioot and Hliocs, Urocerlcs, etc., Main street, East Uloomsburjc. T M. IlllOWN, lloot nnd Hhoenmker, Main Jt street, under llrown's Hotel. PUOFESSIONAL. D II. II. C. HOWF.lt, Hurgeon Deiillnt, Malu Rt., D U. WM. M. KKllFlt, Hlircenn mi I l'hyslclnn. Office over (lie First atlunal tlui.k. DM. II, K. KINNEY, Hurgenn Dentist. Teeth extracted wlllinut ralu: Main St., nearly op posite Episcopal Church, n II. IIABKLKY, Attorney-at-I.sw. Ollce.W U. llonrln Exchange Block, n(artho"Escbau:(e ilotel." I II. McKKI.VY.M. D..Hnrgefm nnd l'hyslclnn P norlhslde Malu St., below MurUcU II. EVANH, M. D., Burueon and rhyslclan, south side Main street, below Market. J 0. IlUTTElt, M. 1). Una-con and Physician u Market street, above Main. II. U01IIHON, Attorney-aVfJiw, onlcollart , man's building, Main street. MILLINERY & FANCY GOODS. 11 l'ETKHMAN, Millinery and Kaucy Ootsls, J, opposite Episcopal Church, Malu st, ISH LIZZIE 1IAUKI.EY, Milliner, llamsc' building .Mnlu street. IKH M, DEURICKHON, Millinery niidl'nncy (l(iuds,Malu st,, betow Markd. M ItH. i:, KI-ilNK, Millinery nnl rnncy Oowls Mulu btn-et below Market. MHH. JUI.IA A. A HAD13 HAHK1.KV, I.KtUftV ClualiHiinilDrehS l'tttlenu, Koullirn-fl corner Main ami Went els. flUlU MIHHFH HAliMAN Millinery and Fancy J UooiIb, Malu bt below Aniericnu lloune, HOTKLS AND SALOONS. VOHKM HOTKL, liy T. lleut. Taylor, cast end I ol Malufctreet. MERCHANTS AND GROCERS. n C. MAIUt, Dry (Joods and NoIIuuh, nouth went comer Main and Iron ets. DA. HECKLKV, Hoot and Shoe htoro, hoot; . & Htatlonery, Main st., below Market, ti JAfOIW.Conleitlonery, groceries etc., Malu f. Bt,, below Iron 1JOX A WF.mi, Confectionery and Haiti o'. S wholehalc and retail, I'.xi liftito Itlorlr, H CHOWLlt. IlatHnndCarm.ltootBaudKlioeH Main fit,, aboe Court UuUke, Jil. MAI.I-. Miimnoih fiinrery, nno tiro- rcrlcfc. Fiults, Is'utt, TrovUlon, Ac,, Mnln iuui iron mret'iw, HMCEIaVY. NIAIa A CO..d(ulerHju Drv Onoda. JJl (Jroceritt, Flour, Feed, Halt, FIhIi. iron, Nulla, e;o.,, m, cor. juaiu aun itiuiitei, iiit, D II. MILLKH A HON, dealers In Dry Goods, m. uroceririt, v(ueeusirare, riuur, njn( uijucb. Notions, etc.Malufct. MISCELLANEOUS. CONHTAIU.VH JILANKH for fculo at the Colum iiian Otllce, CM, CHH1HTMAN. Haddto, Trunk A Harney maker. Hlilve'H Block Malu Htrett, W. HOIllUNH.llrjuor dealer second door from oimwti corner mam auu irun hlh. M J. T1IOUNTON, Wall Paper, Window Hhadea u uuu u s. l Li res, ttuvert uiock. iuam fai, GW.CORKLL, Kurullnre llonms, three story ' brick, Main Bluet, est ol Market st. HltOH ENSTOCK , I'liotogva pher, ove r Ilobbl us I Eyer's Hlnre, Main si. I H. KDHN. dealerln Meat, Tallow, etc., Chem ! btrlln's alley, rear of American House. It H. HINGLFH, dealer in niflims, organs nnd inclndeons, at (, W. Corell'M furniture rooms SAMUEL JACOBY, Marble and Brown Btone Workit, East Bloonuburg.Ilerwlck road. WM. HABH, dealerln farnlture,trunks, cede! v Ulow ware, near thA Forks llutel, p FOHTEU.Glue Maker, and Whlto and Fancy , Tauner,Hcottowu, IJi il.BIBLEMAN, Agent for Munsou Copper .Tnbulnr IJghtnlngltod, OTH 1IOOKH, and blauk NOTFH, with or with out exeiutttlnn. fur fiHln nt Ibe ('(H.11MUIAN fflce. Light Street. H F, OMAN A Ce Wheelwrights, first door above He 1100 1 House, JOHN A.OMAN, Manufacturer and dealer lu Boots nud Bhoea p B, KNT, dealer lu Blovea and Tin ware lu 1 lis branched. PETKU KNT, Miller, and dealer in nil kinds 01 Giuln. Hour, J'Cui, Ac. All kluils of Grain purchatied. Espy. J D. WKUKHF.IBEH.UootandHlioeStoreaud manufaotory, mop on Main street op posite the steam Mill, T W. KDOAlt, Susquehanna 1'lanlug Mill rfmd llox Mruiulactuilug, VOLUME V.-.- NO 62. Orangovillo Directory. I II. IIEttttlNd A IlllOTlIF.Il.CnrpcntersntHl ili Ilullders, Main st beluw l'lue. 1JOWEII A HEItltlNO, dealer. In Dry Clonds I (Iroccrles, Lumber and general Merchnndlio Main st, BlllCK HOTEL nnd refreshment Mnlnon, by Hnhr M'lleury eor.of Malu and l'lue st. Dn. O. A.MEOAltnEL.rhyslelnn and Surgeon Main st,, next door tndond's Hotel, DVH) HKUltlNd. nonrnndarlstMlll.and Dealer lu grnln, Mill Htrcet. TAMnHIl.ltAUMAN-.Cahlnet.Makor and Un. J dertaker. Main Ht.. below 1'lne. SUHUYIiKU A CO.,;rou founiierft.Mnchluists and Mauuracliuetft of plown. Mill Ht, SAMUlXSHAUrnKHS, Maker of theUoyhtiMt Grain Cradle, Main Hi. WILLIAM HF-LOaNO Rliocmnkernnt manufac turer of Ilrlck, Mill bt., west of l'mo CntawiBsa. By. DALLM AN, Merchant Tailor, Kccond Bt. , HoublniVltulldW, DU..T, K, ItoniUNH. Hurgeon and rhyslclan hecond Ht below Main. ILHHHT A KLIN 13, dry goods, groceries, nnd general mcrchaudUo, Main fclrcct r H. KIBTLEH, "CattawlKsa House," North ' Corner Main and Hecond Htrerts. 1 Ki:iLi:it, Illllnrd Ratoon, OjAters, nud Ice U, Cream in season Malum, M. IlItOUST, dealer In OeuernlMerchnudlBo ill. Hry Oood.uroceries ftc, QUHQUiniANNA or Ilrlck Hotel. S. ICosten p bunder rroprJetor,ioiUU"cr.fitconierMa!nami hecond Btreet, M. H. ABBOTT, Attorney nt law. Main St. Buck Horn. O. A W. II, MIOFMAKLlt, dealers In dry ill, goods, rroterlcB and general meichaudlse. f'lrnt storo lu south end ot town. Philadelphia Directory. JIOIIARDSON L. WJUGHT, JR. ATTORN UY AT LAW, NO. 12S 80 U TH SIXTH BTIU.ET, OIILABI-.H'IIIA Jan. 171-ly " M. KEl'IIEAHT, 0 with BAKNES, BIIO. & IIEimON, HATS, CArH, STUAW GOODS & I'UIS.S, No. 603 Mnrkct Htreet, (Abovo I'lfth,) 1'IIILADELrilIA, YAINWluaiI'r CO., wiioi.EHALi: anocr.RS, H. E. Corner Second nud. Arch fjtrccts, 1'ntLAUELrKlA, Ienlers In THAH, SY11UPH, COFFEE, SUGAR, MOIVSSIiS RICE, HI'1CE3, III CAR It SODA, AC, AC. -0rdcrs will rec.lvo prompt ntlentlou. may 10,(l7-tf. Business Cards. Q B. UROCKWAY, A'lrOIlHGI AT LAW, RLOOUBltURO, l'A. ir- OFFirp Court Hnuse Altev. In Ibe Co. Ll'MltlAN bulhllnt;. tJnnI,C7. L. TUltNElt l'HYSICIAX AND SUI1GFON, Di.ooM.snnita, pa. Ofrn E over Luti's Drm: Store, ltefildcno Mnrk((hirect,lst door below Ucv. D.J. Waller. Q W. MILLER, ATiUllJNIiV AT XwW, iiian () til co. Bounties, flaclt-rnv and IViihlons eolU'Cteci, llloomfcburg I'n. ep.iXi'O? JOIJERT F. CLARK, ATTlHtlN 11 AT LAW, Ofllrn Main Htwet tielow tho Court HoUfe. HlootiubutR l'rnn'n. E. H. LITTLE, ATTOItNEY AT LAW, Ortlco ('ouit-HouKo Allev. below the Cox.cu niAN Olllee, Blooinsburg I'n, Y ETERINARY. AUGUST FItlKNl), lalo ficm Germnny. oth rs his services In tbi public ns a ceUbratea HOUSE AND COW DOCTOR, and nil either nulmulH, for which his chnrgfR nr moderate. Ho can alwnth ho found onf-l side o! itcrwlck romi, nuns. ii..iaeoby' inroie laiu, Bloomsburg, May M, tlUW, l 'j. THORNTON " IJ. would nnntjiinro In thecltlrensof Blooms- biiruand vlclnll v. that bo hnslust received a full aim coinjieio nst.orimeni.oi WALL PAPi:n, WINDOW bHADFi, I'iXTUItlH, COKDS, TAbSELS, nnd Il other onds lu his line of buslw-?t. All mo neMcsi anu moKi. appioveu paiurnsri in day aienlwajs to be found lu his establishment. nuir.0, u-w Plain ni. lhuw nnriiii "OOOTrt AND SHOES. CLAUK M. BUOWN, MAIN ST II LET, UNDKIt IlHOWJi'a HoTFIi. A lull and complete OEsortuicut ofieadrmaile bouts nnd sbotstor men, v.on'eu nnd clilltlreu just rtctutii an i tor aieai rtaonauio rnitt, varieties to fctiltall clah-s of eufctmmTs. The best or worn done at biiort uouee, ns i-f-reioiore Give him a call. (juu '71. N JEW STOVE AND TIN S1I01. ISAIAH HAGENBUCH, Main Htreet onu door above H. Mcndenbnirn Slore, Hauge roiiKtaulty on hand, and fo fain at the 1 Inning lu all Its branches carefully attended to, and fat li fact Ion Kimrauteed. Tin work of all kinds wholesale nd retail. A Inl Is requested. Jnnl'71 -rVT E V 0 O A L Y A R D. Jl Trie underfclgned rthpectfully Inform the citizens of Blooiiibburt: nnd Columbia county, that they keen all thu Ul Herein numhei b oUlovc coal and ielecled lumpcnal fur smithing luirpo- ht'H, tin nteir imri, wujoimuK m'kpivv. ieni a IWh Furnace: with ft aood imlr of Hnflln firalm on tho whnif, to welch eoal, hay. and Minw Llkewifce u horbo nnd wagon, to deliver coal to t!ue vim desire It. Asthey purchase a laigc amount ot oal.they Intend tokttp a bupeilnr ur tlcle, and bell nt Ibe very lowest price h, J'leahe call nnd examiuo Jor ) oii'-ncivr ieioro imrt na UiKiibewnerc, j. iir.xviij.iotinu, AUGUSTUH MAhON, rBMIE tiBilorsli'ncil will (iiko lu ox J, change fir Coal and Groceries, the following named nriicies : w Leni, 113 e. torn, uhh( ioia toes, Lard, )lam,Siouhter,and hide meat, Butler IV1W1 Hay, Ac.nt the hlKhest cash prices, nt h's viiurury mure, aujuiiuuii n'n ,J" j J, W. HENPEKHHOT. BlooinshnrK Mwr lft.'fr9lv. AUK CIIANOE. fvuurtsa lor 0110 ween. may 2'71-tr Muuch Chunk, IV. pURLTNO 011KAM. By UBlng this article ladies nnd Gentlei! un beautify tbembehes a thousand (old. 'I 1 .'."'y ltjat. will curl Btralght hi III nt 111., Llll.l III.. A lllla .n 1. n ... m7il.nl is inn tuny nrticitr mat win curl straight h aud nt the same lime uhetn it n btautlful , a..t.i... .v ...... ... . .bu,a..n, ueuilllllCS HUU cleanses. It can be so applied as to cause tho hair to curl tiny length of tlmo desired. Pent UY JllUil .Ul W l IB. M U. H.KUi flUUII'IN AIIMCIt IOWNHLKY Mlddlclowu, Adaius Co., 1 septni-Om. BUHINESS OAItDS. VJSITINU CARDS, ETTER HEADS, HILL HIIADH, l'ltOURAMMFI, I'OSrEHS, 4.1., iU. Niiilly itml Chi'oply l'rlntc.l l'lura the Ijtle.l Hly Irs of Type at the COLUMHIAM OFFICII. Fok Ham: A second-hand "Arlon" plano-lottrL prico cojt 85C(i, Ihls Mipeibe ltihliumenl asbnupht at nu auction bale ol pilvato pronetly lu New York, and had bt en but n lew weeks hi Ubo. It In in j,er0ct oider nnd In aery renpect equal to anew piano. Ttrms pohhliUelycakh hi MvaUCV. Addrtsi) for niw. wit. Poetical. For I ho Columljlnn, Mnr nvTii.T.iRLAfnAcn, I nm Md to-nlKtil.Ounnllun Anglo, Though the moon is shlnntna hright, , And tho stars rae gtlttorlng In nnire, And lowing their robes of light, Yet I'm lonely to-night, Guardian Angle, And my cheeks nro pnllM and wnu; And my heart Is swollen nnd nrliln?, And sleep ficm my pillow has flown. (lot go my Guardian Angle, Go search tho world o er fur me, Henrch well each cottago ond pabec, And tell mo 11 nil nro happy, Now tell me, am I nlono weeping? Is no other eyes dlmcd Willi tenrs? Is no other heart torn and'blredlng ? No other breast shaken h fears? O, what nro you asking my darting? 1 his world Is a dessert of tears, Ilacli cottage as well ns each pnlnrc, Is haunted by sorrow a.ul fears. And you nre not nlono weeping, And Indetdyou never can be, For tears from thocyet of mortals Are ilowlng continually. But (led has prepnrcd themn city, Andthereforo h Is not nhamed, I'or tho Imlm of slid will lirlghten Tho eye? now with weeping Inflamed. And KMcf; nor fe.irrnntiot enter, Thntelly is nil Joy nnd bliss; 1 hen boKlrtWng to gain II my d.u l p. O ct not jonr heart nvon this. BY TIM.IK LAUrtMTt 'Twasn I cautlfut night When tho fclars fchono tr'gh' And theMtvcrbastii Was radiant with light, Ard tho earth was enameled With tho purest white, A) o 'twas a hr autlfut utgbt. And my spirits wro light When I metn flgiiro All lobed m pure whlto, Tho talc-Ohl you muU guess What happened that night, Miscellaneous. CIIAl'TEP. 1. Tlicio was n ritiR tit tho door licll. Jtiss Kobcrls Rttlltprcil up her wnrlc in icr wldo, whlto upron, How with two or thrcu licet footstep to tho hall, nnd ' peeped over tho bnlustnuli'. "It'iouly tt letter, Ann. I'll ro for it." Whereupon Ann McUouglilln, houso- mnld, clinmbcruinld, nnd, us Jimmy Roberts declared, "chief cook nnil hot tlo washer," in tho small establishment of tho Itobberlsc.s, tool: herself back to her window-washing with a good ,u tured growl "both"riti' post- man," and Miss Hnbcilri irocceded IcNurcly down tho stairsto pick: up tho elter, which slut had seen nlcily tucki d n tindt r ttio old-msliioucd door. JIIs Huberts had fowcorropondunlH, toslio looked nt this unf.tmlllar liatnl- writin;; a llltlu dimbtfully, as If, not withstanding thu name, "Jtis-s Eleanor Uoiieiith," n uniiilstiiknblo chnrnctrrc, there mlfiht bortomo olhcr Elrnnor Hnbcrls wlio wrs the rlRhtful elaliiiniit. Hutu planco nt the postmark that nf n largo counly town about fifty mlliH from lln city appeared to sotlloher doubts, nnd it tho mmo tlmo to slarllo her not a little. Sbo Is no ls .surprised when hbo openu the letter nnd leads tho fol lowing : My Dear Eleanor: I hopo you havo not forgotten your Uncle John's wife Aunt l'olly, ns you used to call her. lint I bopo you have forgotten, my diar, tho miserable old qiiiirii'l which has kept our families n U t'g nimrt : or at least. If you have n' t for frotton it, that you nro willll g bury It fathoms dirp mil of sight nnil cut i f mlnd,ai.d come nnd (M your Christ nips tutkey iilh its. Not only you, my dear Elcaucr, but Ally and Jimmy. l!ilm.''thun bolli with you, nnd Ictus begin the New Year together in lovo and pi'itci'. Uncle John Joins with mo In this Invitation, nnd In this hearty desire to mako amends for tho past. Don't fill ii", but wrlto what day wo may expect you. J!o sure and take tho mld-tl.iy train, however, for wo nro country folks, you know, nnd tho car- rlacc tide fttiiii town to the old home stead would bo dre.iry btlcr In the day. rim children tetitl their love, m.d I nm Yourniaellonato Aunt 1'olly. Kli'iinor Ili'horls snt long ith this letter In Iht linutl after sbo h'ld rend It. Her thoughts went back to that "mis erahlo old (iuaiiel"to lhf' llmo when her father nnd inolhir worn both liv ing! when, In sjilte of sumo care and caution, "she had hear), us ,i child, n gnat de.il of bitter t'H, which had given Iter young mind Its llrst prtjii- dice. And then laler.wheu her mother had confided lo her thu main points of the (pi.trrcl points that win' now rather confused In her mind an odd liiuibllngof old (Kids, nnil land claims, ami nciusallnus on ouo side and tho other of unf.ilrdcallngsand nil manner of fulM'hood and Injustice. If Eleanor, tit ten and at twenty years of age, had espoused with tho tiiKiue.tlloiiing nrdor ami bellel of youth her "parents' elde, nt thirty she began tos-o things. mnro by tho light of her own nasuii. She bethought bcr.-clf no Hint her father, luipclunuHund c-xlinvag.iul ashowit-', mitrlit liavo pnvdhly bieu ns much In enor as hii brother. Her mother sbo well know, In her great prldo and her gro.tt but unreasoning love, not only echoed her hiiib.md's prejudice, but went beyond them lu her partisanship. Ileyond ihogrnvo Inono sense, forsho rejicted overy overturoof reconciliation alter her hiiabaud'tj midden death, and eiinlid her Implacable menlment all through herowiillfe. Eleanor thought of these things us who nit therowith Aunt Tolly's genial lutler In her hands this letter thatagaln o'fl'ered tho palm of peate, To nject It would be uiv christian and ungrateful, Eleanor could bo in lllier. In her thirty years she had lost nud tull't red much, but she had not grown hard or hitter only chastened and char-sighted and foler nut. Tho letter, with Us Invitation, Bfeintd n Godfcnt to tills good Eleanor, It euino when sho was filling purlieu larly lomly nud desolate hen sho woa ItuglngforFympnlliy nnd comimn lonshlp. It enmo, too, nud opened a way to her out of a great perplexity and nnxlely, And at this crl-Irof her BLOOMSBTJRG, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1871. thought, tho door bell rung again ; but Eleanor was too preoccupied, ton ab sorbed to tako much heed of It. Pre sently, however, Ann Mcaoughlln thrust In her head wttli tho words! "It's Mr. Godfrey, mn'am," Eleanor slipped tho letter into hvr pocket, nnd weut down nt unco. Mr. Godfrey Frank Godfrey, ns they nil .called lit in , wr.9 n great friend of tho Itoberlses, though latterly tho neigh bors wero b( ginning to say that it was not nil friendship not merely tho old friendship for Captain Jtcbcrtsthatsont hjm thero so frequently, but young and pretty Ally. This seemed very reason able, but pretty Ally certainly had no such suspicion. Sho thought It qullo tho most natural thing In tho worltl that Frank Godfrey, who was that brother Dick's moat lntlmata friend who was with him as brother olllcer all through lils Inst campaign, should now continue) to bo tho most Intimate, friend of Ids dead corarado'ti f.imlly should, Indeed, strlvo to supply In a measuro n brother's placo to them. Eleanor, in fact, appeared to look upon him qulto ns a brother. Sho consulted him In all her perplexities rrreat nnd small, from Jimmy's delinquencies, to Allco's "pretty Ally'j" broken engagement. Tills last was Eleanor's greatest perplex ity, her greatest unxlcty now. It had seemed such n happy prospect for Allco to marry that lino fellow, Alec wardo. Pnch a happy prospect lo know that Alleo would bo euro offuch a homo as Ahc. would rIvo her for tills Alec Vtittio was npiospcrous man, a young merchant with mi bonorablo nnuio and a largo bihiiicn connection. Yes, it hod been n very lino prospect for Allco Koberts, who had neither father nor iiiollicr,itndonlvthosleiidercst Income. People med to say that it was hard work for tho Itoberlses to mako both ends meet, and fbronco "people" wero right. It WM hard work; only Eleanor knew Just how bard Eleanor, who managed for them nil. For a little while ono great earo had been lifted from this brave, patient girl's llfo, That caro was Alice's future Allie, who was young and pretty, witli her father's wilfulness and Impotuouslly, and her mother's pride. And low hero was tho worry back again, with an edited anx iety for'Ally's fading checks nnd hol low eyes. But suddenly a light had shono in upon her ns hho read Aunt Polly's letter. Hero wiu a possiblo help. She went down to Frnnk Godfrey with this now light shining upon her f.teo. "ou look ns If you had some good news, ' cried honest Prank, coming for- w ird lo greet Iter. "I have. Hit (town mid let mo tell jot. tbottt It." Frank fat down nnd sho told Itlin, for tho llr.-,t lime, nil r.b'iui that miserable old quarrel and Aunt l'olly 'rt letter, which had just como Iiko n good nngel. "Isn't It just llio thing for Allco just tho change fir btr'.'" Eleanor ti.kcd brightly. "Well, je.s, I itlinuld say it was and for you too, Eleanor. I bcliovo this af fair of Alice's lias won you qulto us mtiih ns it biii hor. You've looked Iiko a ghost nil uloiig. But fay, Eleanor, Ml at tin you think of my going down to Ibe Kims with you, eh?" Sim looked u 1 1 tt lo surpriso I. ' Why, it would be vuy plcnmut for us all-hut " "But being ti stranger nnd unluvlted, y u think tboi ropo-ition very unseem ly. Why, Eleanor, I know Tom Hob i r!s ns well i'- : mi ' ,: w me, nnd better. I In ! (he Junior p.nini'r In a firm wo n.o (Ot.slantly l.a It g ib alii gs with a e pit 1 ft How; Hint I htivo a standing invittiion tug., cbnvn to his father's plnie, just on' i r F.Yham. Every tlmo . cc him, lie snys: "When nro you coming tiow n to i lie i-.ims . " Ann last week be itr-lstcd on my vl-ltlng there during Hie liolblajs. jYoio what tin jnu ay, Mi.-sEle. ii(itV" "Say? why, f'at I nm very glad, of course but h w -tranif" that wo never 'Knew of m ncqealiilauei with your cousin y Xot at nil. It would have been stranger if you had. Iliad juit enough knowledge of tho Hubert feud to suppose (bat it would bo a great want of tact to mention one to tho other. I looked up this feudns nn Inhcr ilauce. Don't j oil sec-." 'Yes, Ieie," n swinil Eie..norsatl ly, reiiieinber.ng how a littlo while ago this view W' u'd havo been a J list uie. 'But I nm ciy glad that you fiel as you do about It, Eluuior, very glial, and I think with you that tho ehanco will bo tho best thing in tho worltl fur Alite. Did you t vir ili-covorher-hor reuson, you know, for breaking with WurtloV Don't tt II mo unkssynu think best, and don't think I nk too much. It Isn't Idle curiosity. 1 havo an Idea." Cloud tdtl fellow! bo was always having an "Idea" which ho was poring over for .somebody's benefit. "Well, yes," an swered Elianor, "I had a long talk with All i! himself tbeotherday. I met him nt his Cousin Ann's, and wo fell to talk ing about Allio at once. And it Is just in I supposed -Alice's prldo and wilful ness in a great measure. Alee, you know, had liecti iutimnto before his en gagement at tho Miiiou 1 Inwards that gay family of pretty girls. Allco was ulwitys u little i-hy aii iut it; I knew that at the fliht. Not Ji-uluits, hm shy and sensitive, liic.iuso lliey aio fashion able girls 'in eoeltty,' as wo say, und unit know, Frank, us well in I, that Alleo Is not, bccnuio wo can't ntlbrd It You may know, loo, that not long ago, when ono of the girls the eldest Miss Howard was marilid, that Alec was very naturally agood deal there at tho rcciption and the paities. Alleo had cards nnd Invitations, but didn't earo logo. SholiitMed upon Alce's golnu, howuver. But towards thu hvt of it lliero was a very annoying accident, Alee camuln hiteoiv evening ifter one of llieso receptions, and before ho lift, nintlo some arrangement with Allco to co to Vulsti's studio with lilm tho next morning. Thero was tho most unfor tunnte inUiiiiilcrMniulltig about It. Hu asked Alice to meet him, ho says at cloven o'clock, at Moore's musle-rooms, for ho wouldn't have tlmo to como nwny up hero for her, Alice, It seems, understood him to say twelvo o'clock. Hut going out qulto early to do somo shopping, sho found herself nt liberty by cloven, and so went Into tho music rooms to wait and rest, nsshosupposod, nn hour. You know how the rooms are situated tho front n warehouse, nnd tho next fjr tho trial of specimen pianos, Allco went In nnd seated her self by tho reglslcrot the further end of the llrst room, closo by tho half open door communicating with tho second. Sitting there, sho heard Aloe's volco In conversation with another volco a young lady's. The conversation, Inter spersed with music, goes on perhaps half an hour, nnd then Alee comes out with her, nnd Allco sees that It Is the youngcitMIss Iloward." "By Jove 1" "Yes, you perceive nt onco how It looked to Allco witli her misunderstand ing of tho hour, nnd the littlo provlous feeling sho had had about these How nrds. You know It was reported onco that Alee wnnted lo marry this very Mis Howard." "Yes, I sco I seo; It looked us If Wardo had been playing a side game playing fast ond loose, Indeed. Well,- and Ally Is Jealous, of cours?, nnd there's a row." "No, not exactly Jealous. Sho was deeply offended. From her point of view sho had been deceived and Insult- cd by this kind of tiling. And then sho tool: thu notion Hint ho had alt along loved this Miss Howard, ami that If for no other reason, upon such n discovery, she could not and would not hold htm," "And Wardo ?" "I think Alec, perhaps, was a littlo Impatient with her. You see, It teas gulltlcs3. Ho told mo that at tho tlmo ho felt ns If sho bolicvedhlm cnpabloof nny villainy In tho world. To bo so distrusted, ho said, was horrible." "But ho loves her yet." "Yes, oh I yes, nnd I think ho would forglvo her foolish suspicion now, If sho could only bo made sco whatn terrible mistnko sho has made, and would send for him. But Alia is very willful. She has such a persistent nature.'' "But Alec won't do that. Ho will never seek her again, wlilio ho fools that his truth or his honor Is doubted." "I don't bcliovo sbo does doubt him now. How can she, and (Jarry Howard going on ns usual, you know disengag ed and Wardo ns grim ns a ghost, nnd shut up from morning till night in that counting-room, or In that old woo'en ware liouso, nnd never looking nt n woman, bo's so sulky about Miss Ally's throwing him over." "Well, I wish" but what sho wish ed, this kind, anxious Eleanor, Frank Go Ifrey never heard, for Just thou liio doit pushed open, nnd in eamo pretty Ally Briberts hcnelf. Sho deserves tho adjective; for certainly thero was novcr anything prctler than that straight, slight figure, that proud, spirited face, brunette In coloring, and lit up by n pair of splendid hazel eyes, thero was n brilliant binzo of crimson in lierceeeks, Just now, from Iter rapid walk lu (ho fttxty air, so thatnho was rather love lier titan ii-ual, Finnic thought. "What wero you two talking about, I wonder, when I came In? You look ed 'caught,' bust as Jimmy does when lie's been nt the Jam." Ami with this pulek, inl-cbluvous question, Allco glanced from one to other, Iiko a little inquisitive bird. For answer, Eleanor handed hor Aunt Polly's letter. Tho fplonotl linzt'l eyes dilated In Mirprlse r.s they mastered tho contents "Well I never I" And then Miss Allco stopped In utter nuinzs as If no words were e.tli qoatii to express her astonish ment. "WuM, Alice, wb.tt ls ci'i you say?" "Say? I know what yu'lt my, Eleu nor. I know what you feci." "Hut.oK, Ally I" Tho erlmton bail died out of tho girl's cheek, as sho h:ul becomo ncciiitnmed to Ibo in door temperature, but It bluz id iiji now in a great wnvo of color as flic said "Yes; I say, yes. Lot u-. go thero unit bo friends. Estrangements and luiarrels nro dreadful things, ( think.'' And then, qulto suddenly, sho rose up, itntl wlih some trivial excuse, left the romm, Frank Gotlftcy looked at nt Eleanor slgnillerntly, with an "I-told-you-so" expression; unit n few minutes after, when lie look bN have, ho sdd, in a low and confidential tone -"I van manage It." CII.M'TEll 11 1 hi ro w in a grivo dlriusshiu of ways and means in Eleanor's chamber next day. 'My (mssesuiu so shabby," signed poor Utile Ally ; "und them's nothing to innko oer nny moil', unless, " laugh lug a llltlu vexatiously, "wo tako tlio pallid- curtains. We've used up about everything tbe bouse contained for our drcr-f eve 1st llin eurfitlits at tl tho cut pel." Eli.ti.or siar ed with somo kti.it ofan exclauiutlon that uiiul' Alice open her cjes, unit respond hastily ''You tlitln't think 1 incut 1 1ml , Eleanor, In turn est?" Eleanor laughed. "Oh! no, but J mean It In earnest, Alley. You havo s uggeted something to me 1 shouldn't have thought of myself. Do You le member Hint set of maroon curtains that fill her bought at auction tho year before lie died V" "Yes, 1 think so." "They were of u very hand-ouie ma terlal sometltink silky nnd rich, Iiko h Isli poplin, and bi heavily lined that thu iiiersldo can not bo faded, ami I'm sum 1 dod't know ' "Why they shouldn't bo turned Into h dress for me 1 Theio. 1 told you bo i vi ry thing butt be curtains nnd carpets! We sl.nll have the carpels next, set. if wo duii't!" And Ally shouted with laughter. "But wbero nro these won derful euttalns which are to transform your CI i deiella Into a princess, Elea nor?" "Packed nwny In Ibo garret. Wu novcr bad my tiso fer them In this house, you know." Brought forth from their obscurity whero they have been carefully laid nwny from moth nud mould, theso rlehs old eurlnlns, alter much ripping UOL. and slinking nnd pressing, turned out to Ally's great satisfaction. They were their own seamstresses, these girls I Eleanor cutting and fitting, nnd Ally evcnclng her skill nnd nrtt'tlc tasto In tho matter of trimming. Perhnp', If you had secu this pretty Ally, busy over hor new dress had scon her fold ing and refolding the trimming had heard her light and oa9y chatter, you would havo said that her heart was as llgbtncd easy as her talk. Hut His only In very unnatural novels that young women wear tho vlstblo sackcloth nud ashes of their woes. Most persons, after tho first shock of a grief, go nbout tho dully bushiest of life much ns usual. Tho ex ternalsurfaco of things seems tho same. Uut'uiideruclth, fur out of Bight, Hie nerve lies soro and sensitive, which any ehanco word may thrill with bitter pain. People do not foster a real grief, cither. Heal griefs nro contended with, being put nwny as much ns possible Into tho dark background, nnd fought silent ly against day after day often, too, covered over with nil manner of gay nnd lightsome things to cheat tho weary, weary ncho for n time. And ns Alice Hoberts gtief was n real one, and ns by forco of her naturo sbo bad litllo hopo to help her, she strove with It, or turn ed her back upon It In tho way that I havo told . So now, ns she laughed and jested over her now dicss ns she set herself with n will to Its adorning, It was partly that resoluto desire to over come, and partly that Instinct of cheat Ing pain. But Eleanor was not deceived. Elea nor know how much wns habit, how much was cITort when Allco paraded up and down tho room with her gorod trait of silky Iuslro sweeping after hor, and her gay little speeches thereat. But the effort was good for her. Tho excitement of preparation wns good for her. And the greater excitement of finally tnettlng that balf-remmbercd Aunt Polly, and that mysterious and wholly forgotten Undo John, and the troopof cousins, was thu best thing in tho world for her. "Isn't it Jolly though, having you here?" said the younger John, or Johnny, as ho was now called, nnd who was very much taken with Alice's bright eyes nnd pretty ways. "No Is It?" Allco made answer, laughing out of iter lighter mood. "Yes, tho Jolllest thing this Christ mas and New Year, 1 know. And we're to havo n gny old parly C hrlst mas night. Wo nl ways havo one; but this year tlicro'll bo no end of fun with you hero, and Mr. Godfrey." "Who?" "Tom brother 's friend, Frank Godfrey. He's prt tell you. When wo boys go up to tho city will: Tom, he takes us to all tho plays thero tuo go ing." "Only think, Eleanor. Frank God frey is coming," crietl Alleo, as Eleanor eamo up to them. Eleanor was saved from reply by Johnny's glib rattle; but n sense of uueasliiessmndo her ling er, nnd by nnd by change tho conversa tion. What else did Johnny know? She could not ok Johnny himsolf, but sbo could ask Aunt Polly.' So away bo went fo the store-room, where that notlierly faco wn3 beaming over cop!. ous measurements of raisins nud spices, and other Christmas condiments. El- iinor had gono back very easily to her old liking nud Intln.ncy with Aunt oily. Thej bad bad all sorts of confi dential talks already. And they had notlicr ono now. Uuelo John, smok- ng His plpu lu llio little sttlng-iooin adjoining, wondered "what mother was at," ns he caught detached sen'enees like these : "No, nobody knows anything but Tom nn old luqnnintnuee nf Ills, too," nnd "Ihcj'll be down the veiy night." Tills, iuter-persed with Mindry littlo Hughs, and a great ileal nf inctherly my (lenr'-Ing on tin- part of Aunt Pol y, and an acquiescent, but less hopeful euleneo now and then from Eleanor, wns qulto enough to Justify a ht.s ex erienced person thin I o'o John, in thinking that "mother win fixing up somtiof her mystirlous plans for those hlldten." And Undo John silting there, laughed quietly t himself over mother'.-ways.' Why. bless you, sbo was us young ns any ot 'em. Ai.tl Johnny himself wouldn't mjny Ills CliiKtmas better lli.iii mother. Which wns qulto true. Indeed, I do not be lieve t lint Master Johnny, i.vcr bis crammed s ocking that Christmas morning, could havo possibly been lu such a stuto of enjoyment nt this good mother, this kind and genial Aunt Polly, when she sit down at her full tablu that day, ami lookul across nt thosj three orphan faces her heart hid yearned in motherly companion over so many tiiius Undo John, too, that morning, was more than usually gentle nnd tei.dcr, as his glaima foil upon his brother's children. And when housked bis Christinas tlcsiug, thero came into ills volco a quivering note n? lie thank ed (foil fur tho poaeonud unity thai hud brought them together onco more, Everybody there, oven Johnny, whoso mind was very much occupied with his crammed stocking, snugly stowed away behind him, knew wii.it Undo John meant here. And overy body was qulto touched and biibdiied at this evldeucu of emotion fioui so icservcd it person ns Undo John. Poor littlo Ally felt u sob coming up into tier throat, tit sho thought t.ow far away she was, even now, from peaco nud nutty. But Aunt Pully, observing her sad face, her deep drawn sigh, Bald softly to herself- "Gud grunt that full happiness may como to her under tills roof." Poor little Ally, indeed, Tlieio wns Tom, with Ids pretty fiance, unit Con bin Mary with that now eiigagcmen ling on her linger, nud such u bhy du light lu her eyes, as that tail, blonde bearded young gentleman dropped hi volco for her benelli, now nud then What ft contrast this nlfered to that proud, soro heart, lu Its aching loucB ness, What n long, desohito vlsln it seemed fo open beforo her of what her own llfo would be. Poor littlo Ally All through that day her mind was tortured with visions of tho past with tho "might hnvo been" that sad and dreary ghost, and all tho host of droary DEM. - VOL. XXXV NO. 15. phantoms which followed In. Its train. In tin meantime, to help herself to bear her trouble, shosot herself to help others In thnlr plensurcs nnd their du ties. If Johnny's now top wanted n plcci) of string, sho helped him hunt for It ; If Aunt Polly needed service in that busy preparation. Allco was nt her call. Still, tho day dragged, and the evening t lint approaffhed with such a welcome from nil tho rest, was only something more to bo endured for Alice. As sho went wearily up tho stairs to dress herself for this now effort, Aunt Polly called out in n cheery volco "Put on your prettiest gown.my dear, for thero will bo n good many new facos here. And then Mr. Godfrey Is expect ed In tho next train, nnd snys ho will bring n friend of lib with htm." Allco inughed n litllo. Her prettiest gown recalled its curious origin' But sho didn't glvo a thought to Frank God frey nnd tho friend ho was to bring With him. Why should she? Sho put on her prettiest gown, however that rich, soft,,sllky now gown, with its warm, wlney tint, nnd trailing folds. "How pretty you nro In that pretty dross look nt her, mother, look at Al ly, Isn't sho lovely?" cried out Mary Hoberts, ns Ally entered tho parlor again. Yes, I see, my dear very pretty Indeed. And what Is this stuff", Ally, so rich and soft ?" Ally laughed out right, and straightway told its Btory,for Ally was not ashamed of tholr economy and Its dovlces. Aunt Polly was full of admiration nt such Ingenuity, such "posltivo genius of resource" as sho called It. Full of admiration, for tho proud and spirited faco that gleamed and sparkled llko a brilliant gem abovo this pretty dress. Sho seemed much moro Interested In Alic's nppearunco than in any of tho others'. You would havo thought that this littlo Alice, clothed economically In an old curtain, wns somo distinguish ed personage, such n fuss did this smil ing, bustling Aunt Polly mako over her, setting n ribbon right hero nnd there, pulling out lace ru files, and giv ing an extra puff and n fluff, to tho wavy hair. "I want you to look Just as lovely as possible, my dear," sho said In the midst of theso litllo arrangements, for thero are some of Tom's friends coming, and who knows" nud hero sho left off very suddenly with a "Bless my heart! there's llio train now!" And Allco who was a very keen littlo person thought to herself "There's a plan In her head nbout Frank Godfrey. Bo causo he's our friend sho thinks" and hero Alleo left off suddenly too, to laugh over Aunt Polly's good natured folly, und to sigh over her own greater folly, perhaps. Sho was roused from these contemplations by the sound of her Cousin Tom's volco. Well, that Is foo bad," ho wns saj- ng. "What Is it, Cousin Tom?" "Why, tho train wo expccled God frey in is dotalncd by nn nccldcnt to tho ocomotivo ; nothing serious ; but there'll bo n delay of half nn hour or so, tho tciegrnm says." Tho two boys, Johnny and littlo Tip, hearing Ibis, set up quite nn outcry of regret, for Frnnk Godfrey was "no end jolly in their opinion. Half an hour wns half a lifetime to theses Impatient oung-ters. A general discontent and rest less iio-h seemed lo ultaek them all, n fact, t tills delay; and nt Inst Mas ter Johnny, who was fruitful In sugges tions, proposed with great enthuslism, that they should hnvongamoof blind man'.s bluff, or hido ami seek. "Not blind-man's buff, for Tip got his no-o Emcshcd last year at that,' ried out Tom, laughing; "but hero oes for lildc-antbEcek. Come, boys- come, girls. Come, Ally this Is n reg ular Christmas bout with us. We all urn children to-dny, you know ; nnd his is a gny old houso for hhlo-aud- eek. Thero was something so bright and funny, and hearty, In this proposition nnd tho hilarious effect It was having upon everybody, that Ally felt her gny girl's spirits suddenly return to her ; nnd h.ughing as sho bndn't laughed for oo long a tlmo to tell about, sho scam- ered off to Join in tho game. And what a gamo it was I "No end Jollj ," s Johnny declared In his favorite ihraseology. As Tom had said, it was gay old houiro for hldo nnd seek Queer corner closets, unlooked-for niches, stnlrwny nooks, nnd great win dow recesses curtained Into hiding rooms. Into ono of theso Allco fled with a laugh that would have betrayed her to tho seeker If Aunt Polly's whis pered advice had not already done so. "Go Into tho window recess In tho back hall, Ally, nobody has thought of that," sho had said in an Incautious un dcrbreutli. And Into tho window tj cess In llio back hall Ally went with that littlo laugh nt tho fun of tho thing, thinking, comically, what an alllnlty sho hud for curtains. And hero sho waited for thit sharp soekcr, Tom, wlioso turn It was, ns tho children say. Hero sho waited, and heard Tip's shrill halloo of laughter as ho was dragged forth from behind tho tall, old fashion ed clock, and hor brother Jimmy's an swering shout us ho was discovered In the clothes-basket. And hero sho heard another sound Hum that of hide and seek a clanging of n gate, a hurrying of footsteps up tho path and across tho piazza j Tom's volco In greeting cud welcomo, and Frank Godfroy's hearty, Jovial tones over nil. And then Jim my's piping notes of gladness "Jimmy wns very fond of Frank Godfrey al ways," thought H.o listener behind tho curtain. Jimmy's piping notes, that high, boy-treble crying out "Oh I como hero I como hero and let mo show you n Christmas picsent I've, got for you You didn't think I had n Christmas present for you, did you? But I havo and iiicvi n Jolly ouo!" and laughing In little, hilarious "bursts between Ids Jerky sentences, Allco beard the small boots como clattering down llio hall, with a stronger but quieter tread fol lowing. That mischievous Jimmy, ho had dlseoveded her retreat, and was bringing Frank Godfrey lliero. It didn't tnko a minute for all this Is to SPACE. la. ftc, I. Clf Three Inches e m 7,(0 9 oo li'm MX n:r;.iS""""-,'.u .':'.' ".' ?'.' iow One cohmrj "ZZZto.m uSa JSm Eft iSS rna A ,1.1... I... , ' i proportion.!. A.i.ISEr'i". T AaministrMor'ii Nollou. tins Auditor', of Assignee'. Notice, I Jo. ' ,w "vv-i uvuen, ion cents a line. L Directory" column. cch'addhion.l lino. "r" ,W0 '"" ftnJ "'w Imppen, you know-this mischief nt Jimmy's planning-tho crossing the hall Into tho back passago wnv, Jim my 's clattering feet, his uolsy tongue) his glooful hand, which pulled asldo tho' curtain, hIs-"Thero-thcro sho 1st lucre's your Christmas presonl I" Not a mlnuto for Allco to Join In Jimmy' IfUgh, and cry out "O Frnnk, Frank I how do you do, sir? It's I-Alice that that silly Jim my has brought you to find. Wo were' playing hldo-and-seck, you know, But how do you do? An't you going to speak to mo ?" Tho deep volco that answered her that deep, low voice, that only spoko her namo, that pronounced "Allco" in a sad, and lingering, nnd startled tone, Oh I Hint wns not Frank- Godfrey's volco, and Hint wns not Frdnk Godfrey's faco Hint hero suddenly flashed iuto tho raoonlight. It seemed liken vision to-' Allco llko a nearer vision of ono who had haunted her, sleeping and waking, for tho past six months ; nnd breathless5 with surprlso and a sudden rn; Lire pIio never thought to conceal, 'o called out "Alec! Aleol" At that call, ho was at hor a' J , and thero nil In it moment, tho pdn nnd passion of anger, and doubt, mid dis belief, vanished all In n momui nt tho sound of each other's voK-, at tho sight of each other's face. And Jimmy, who had coiiduetj 1 tlio Inst act of this drama so suecr'; fully, no sooner hnd dropped thocurtali upon the two, than ho commenced t'v- most uproarious unties no doubt, t'"i o- ly fitting expression of his dell, ht In tho midst of theso ho wns ctug'it nutl collared by Frank Godfrey. "What hnvo you boon up tt, you monkey? What havo you dine with Alee Wardo ?" "Given him n Christmas nrcsent I such a Christmas present ! Guess you'll wisn you nau it when you sea It." And hero, splto of Frank's firm hand, Jim my began a double shufllo. By dint of some persuasion, however, and n few tnreats, rank at length succeeded In obtaining tho Information ho sought. "How In tho world did you como to thluk of that trick, Jimmy." Jimmy looked wise. "Didn't I know that thero was a row, don't you s'poso? And didn't I think, when I saw Alec, that this wns n high old tlmo for patch ing up things? I hnvn't Hired up to thirteen years with our All, I'll hot, without finding her out. When she's huffy with mc, you know, I tako her all of a sudden quick ns a wink, nnd then it's all over In n Jiffy, nnd wo klsa nnd make up. And she'll get over her huff with Alecjust that way, sco if sho don't. I know her." And this who thlrtccn-ycar-oldster ngaln broko Into his double shuffle. And tho next thing, thero wasfAleo liltnaelf, looking un nnd laughing at this doublo shuflle.and Allco smiling Into Frank Godfrey's faco, nnd shaking hands with him, and saying "I havo you to thank, I know, Frank, for this, it was you that brought Alec bore." "And to think," said Eleanor, bv and byi'to Aunt; Polly "to think that so much peaco and happiness has como to us hero under yoursroof. I felt tjiat Ocd's blessing would bo unen this visit." "And to think," echoed that auda cious' Jimmy, who had caught Fomo- thing of this as ho hnlanoed himself on Ibo arm of a chair near by "to think Hint Aire found such a folly ChrMmns " present behind that curtain ! Hooray!" Vauiatiox or Cor.oit i.v Binns with the Locality. The subject nf variation ol color In birds, ns rxprr lrg specific distinctions, has for alrn'r time occupied the nttentioa of ertiH1-'! Icgisls; and whllowithsomotpe sli'it est dlffci-crce In ebado ws R'-fil-Ie t 'o establish a sparatefpr cles a wi-'e vnri t Hon is allowed by others without iff. t- ing tho idea of specific tdentby. We nregrndually, however, coming lo ap preciate tho itlfluencr which external conditions, such ns light f rslu. V, m da tura or dryness, varying temp raturo, latitude, etc., produce uion c ' tr; nml so long as tho general pattern n t tt t the same, wceanallown gicat virl.it' m In tint, nnd even in size, since, ie- v M known, this depends larfely ir l.'ttt 'n or altitude of birlh-plnee and n - tit " As a general rule, it may be Haiti tt.. t as wo go southward freinn north lO'D pernio latitude, with tho increasing temperature and brighter sky the colon are deeper and tbe size h s ; and. on tho other hand, In proceeding northward and into more clouded atmospheres, tho dimensions becomo grialiv, with a decreasoin general brillliney. In sandy or barren regions tho accompanying birds become of a grayish tint, whilo in red soils n reddlh shade will bo up precinble. Again, in certain regions tho birds exhibit u tendency to melanism, or a blackening, this being noticeable in Florida, and moro est eclclly in tho West India Islands, as compared with tho United States. An iustanco ofthl is seen in tlio common red winged, bieckbird, tho ft mult) of which, ns as found in the United States; is varie gated with brown, yellowish, nnd gray ish streaks; tho maio nlono being a glossy black, with red bhoulders. A blackbird Is found in Cuba, however, tho mnlo of which Is undlsfluguisli- ablo from our bird, excepting In tho smaller size, vb!!o tho fuinilo Is of a uniform lustrous black, dill erlng only fronr the male lu tho ab since of red upon tho shoulders. 81m liar comparative peculiarities pro pic scntcd In qulto a number of West Indi an birds. Editoh's Scientific Bio 0UD,ln Harper's Magaxinefor Janumy The key nolo of the presidential cam paign has been given by tho Sptlng Held Jiepubltean : "Tnmmnnyism ot Washington must bo got rid of as well as Tammany Ism in Now York '' mi I "The administration," tnj i nenry Ward Beeeher in his corrupllcn sermon, "must reform tho civil service. Every custom houso Is now a lilltu' tlcp, and neurly all tl.o oll.ir cilices r,ro damning and deadening to the catioi nl conscience."