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COMHIBU DKM0C1UT, fITAR OF Tn KORrn. and rn. '
tun bian, Consolidated.) ' , co
fanned Weekly, eerr Frlilny .Horntn.. .1
DLO0M8IIUK0, COMJMMA CO., I'n.
atII.SO poryoar. To subscribers out of tkoconn
tytno terms aro strlctlyln nuanco. ull"0C0UI-
Iitno paper discontinued except at thoontim,
ot tho publishers, until nil arrearage to D.?J h?S
lonif continued credits will not Ira 5iVcn P ' 1
All papers sent put of tho Ntato or to distant not
omcos must bo pa d tot Inndrnncc, unless a rcsnon.
tiuiu wiumuiu wuiur assumes tn niv
ho siibscr nt onduoonrlmnniirl """""-a 10 pay
Tkctob Printing Department of tho Comjmbiam
U very complete It contains tkn latest newt's?
an 1 m u .kl tiery and Is tlio ooly omco tlint nms loh
pre cs l;.v pow er. g ng us tho best fa"? Itlci
liniotin lurnlslied 011 latire Jobs. i-s-
T K. WAIiLKIt,
1 J ' ATTOHNE Y-AT-LAW,
onico oyer 1st. National Hank,
T- U. FUNIC,
mco In ?nt's II a lldlnj.
j OIlN M. CIiAUK,
AT rOHNE Y-AT-LAW,
JUdTIOK OF TUB 1'EAOE.
Hies over -Moycr llros. Drag store.
p W. MILL EH,
onioo la Ilrowcr's bulldlng.sccond iloor.room No, 1
ATTO UN E Y-AT-LAW.
omco corner ot Ccntro nnd Main Streets. Clark j
Can bo consulted In German,
r ko. e. KiiWEhii,
OIUco on First lloor, front room of Cot..
umiiun llnllilitii:, Mala street, below Kx
pAUL E. WIUT,
Onico In Coi.cmbian Ucildiko, Itoom No. 3, second
H. IN0R11. L. B. WINTSltSTXIN,
KNOKR & WINTEUSTEEN,
ODlco lu 1st National Hank building, second lloor,
llrstdoor to tlio left. Corner of Main and Market
streets llloornsburi;, Pa.
tSfPenstons and Bounties Collechd.
J II. MAIZE,
OIllco In Make's bulldJiff. over lllllmejer's grocery.
John c. vocum. c. a mcykil
YOCUM & OEYEH,
(onico front Milt of rooms 011 second lloor or
trCAN Hi: CONSl'I.Tl:i)IN(lEIIMAN..J
Meinbori of Miarrt and Allcmnn's Lawyers nnd
llanker's Dlrectoiy nnd tliu American Mercantile
and Collection Association. Will give pioinpt mid
careful attention to collection or claims In any
nnitortlie United Mates or Canada, as well as to
all other piofeaslonal business emi listed to tkem
Jnckson Building, Rooms 4 anil 5.
y. II. 1HIA.WN.
onico, cornor of Tblrd and Main atroets.
B L 010 M S B U R 0 , PA.
Olllce in Hrowcrs' lluilillng, 2nd lloor.
Attorney-ntLnw, Berwick. Pa.
Chii bo Consulted in German.
FIUE AND LIFE INSURANCE
tOlllco llrst door below the post olllco.
CO. I1AKKLEY, Atlorney.11t.Law,
.OIUco nliiowci'sbulldlug, ind btory, ltooms
1 and 5.
B. McKELVY, M. D.,Surgeon anil Phy
. stolan, nortk sldo Main street.below Market
M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Hiwiog Machines and Machinery of all kinds ro
ll ilrod. OriKA llouaii UullJ Jg, liloonibburg, Pa.
R. J. C. R UTTER,
ODace, Worth Market street,
1R. WM. M. RERElt, Surgeon and
JLPuyelclan, onico corner of Hock and Market
JR. EVANS, M. D., Surgeon and
.PliyBlolan, o neo and Residence on Third
PniUSTIAN P. KNAPP, BLOOMSUUIIO.PA,
I'OME, OP N. Y.
UlCKUIIANW, OP NUWA11K, N. J,
' LINTON, N. V.
I'KOPLlis' N. Y.
licbo ctD coiu-OBATiOKS aro well seaioned I by
va ami rim tbstkii and liavo never jet bad a
loss settled by any court of law. 'llielr assets are
all lurcuted In solid secukities aru liaolo to tlio
kaardof riusouly. ....
Losses 1'iioMni.Y nnd honestly adjusted and
aid as soon as determined by Cukistian k,
VNA1T. Sl'KCUL AULNT AND A Wl'STXH HLOOMSBCKU,
'iiio peoplo of Columbia county should natron
Iz tboa agency wliero loavslf any Me settled and
paid by imo of tber own eill.ons.
PJtOMPTNEbb. EOt'lTV, PA1U DKAL1NO,
Plumber and gas ntter. Hear of Schuyler's bard
AM kinds ot wtlngs for steam, gas '.and water
1'Iku constantly on liuud.
llooring nnd spouting attended to atsbort no
tleo. Tlnwaro of every desctlptlon mado to order.
Onlcraleftat Fckuylerf Co's., bardwaio btoro
will bo promptly tilled.
Hpcclal attention given to beating by steam and
-ON Till: KUUOPKAN PUN.-
Viotoi' Koch, Proprietor,
llooms ore hentcvl by stoam. well ventilated and
elegantly lurnlJiud. Pliiost liar and Lunch Coun
ter lu 1 hn city, .
Meals to order at all kours Urtles and nents
rcstauraut furnished wltli all delicacies of tho
U Location near D. Li W. 11. II. Iienot, Scrauton,
a a W IfiNBENDEB, fef "iori,
rpiIE approaching season calls
-Linto service the stovepipe
iiiiiii a genue reminder ot an
ciiiial net'cssitv forfiLOTirTXTi.
Our stock tor cool and the cold
er weather is prepared on a large
scale for Men, Youths, Hoys and
A. a YATES & CO.
002-(50 1-000 CHESTNUT ST
M. C. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS.
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, &C.
First-class work always on hand.
R EPA 1BINO NEA 7LYD ONE.
Prices reduced to suit the times.
when applied Into tho I
uuMrus, win 00 no
fcorbed erfee 1 11 n 1 1 v
cleamlnif the head of
catarrhal virus, caus-
million, protects tho
lnembraiie of the na
sal passages riom ail.
dlttonat colds com.
pletcly heaUthc sores
and restores senso of
taste aim smeiL
MIT I LUU10 on SMIt'.
the iiulm into ciichn-"-,E,'I-l
nostril. A few applications rellcie. A thorough
treatment will cure. Airre'eable to use. s?nd tor
elicular. PrlciiSicents by mall or ot druinrhts.
i:i.Ylllt01Ili;ils, ilrutfgWs, owego, .N. V.
.Mitur a nitrtlcle or 1 mwmwawm
Wlio always gives you the latesl
stylos, and cuts your clothing to fit
you. Having had the experience lor a
number ol years in the Tailoring liupi
nesH, has learned what material will
give his customers tho best satisfaction
for wear and stylo and will try to
please all who give him a call. Also
Gents' Furnishing Goods
OP ALL llESCHIITlONS.
HATS, CAPS, AND UMBRELLAS
Always nf the lutes' styles. Call and ex
amine his stock bcloru purchasing else
where. Store nej:l doortoFirstHaiionalBank
Corner Slain & Market Sts.
E. B. 3R0WER
GAS FITTING A STEAM HEATING.
STOVES & TINWARE.
All kinds of work in Sheet Iron, Hoof
iug and Spouting promptly
ir-btrlct attention given to neatlne by steam.
Corner of Main & East Sts.,
THE GLEN CJT3T MINES.
Having Ucopcnel tho Glen City
Mine, wo are prepai h! to furnish tho
oouiiliy trade with firm class prepared
$3,00 Fer Ton.
(jlkn crrr, ia.
ry 11 1IOUSK,
1Jloomsiiuuii,Colujiiiia Couxrir, Pa
11 styles ofworltdonolna superior manner, work
warranted as represented, tmtu Kztmict.
u wiTiioiT PilK by the use of (las, and
f rco of cliarite Ueu arttnclal toetk
Olllco over Klelm's I)ruK Sloie.
Jo It oven at alt hours dunng the t'oj
THE "UOOI EXOUOll"
QUeil direct by
Inc the tan,
of iinj Lamp,
Till. 1. tkn
over offered to
FAMILY OIL CAN.
EVERY FAMJLY SHOULD HAVE ONE.
Ipnllqld uTanufaciiirlna tio
No tlropiilnpOll on the Flooror Table; No
Faucet In Leak or get knocked open ti wnito
CniitciitKiirentme Explosions. No Corks In
IjOso. floses Perfectly Air TIkIiI. No Ink
ogc No l-.viiHiratlon AbKolutely Safe.
A llilwrmil HiilMfliiiltl NiTe.lty.
C Ji-I.X. CEE TTTTlXg.
FOH SALK IN llLOO.MSIlfllU 11Y
I. W. IIAUTMAN A SOX
kahmwis' pitonuci: kxciianoi;.
AGENTS W ANTED H
V.Spy of the Rebellion."
owa.-uiu by tlj( J entry thoxitandtt horont rl!
tlon. OulyUmlc off ti kind. Tlio 3P V' rccal
laanr trcrrtt nf the tthir neer lcforo rublibfil. A,
traj!ilo account of (ho conspiracy to aiHaseinato
Ltnroln. I'eriloiM xpprlcucc of our 1'ideiiai.
Hvita lti tlio Ilebfl Capitol j tbeir liprolc bravery
fully recounted lu theso vivid pVetchca. Tho
"Spy" la tha moat thillUnff war book
ovor publlahed Kndorocd by butidmln of
l'ri'hs nnd Agents' tcillmonlila. A largo Lund
Eotue Ifook, C83 pasfg CO llluntrattonii.
r&'ACENTS WANTED !
A Q E NTS 1 'Ibis bonlc U vut tttling all oilier.
Over onehun IrM thotttand iippllcallont forHKenciea
1ivj b'M-ii received. Wii hao many agtuta vUo
Lava mil 1 frjm tvo tt hundred coju'tt.
jyTbo "hpY" I tod only by our
Aironta. and rau mi ha found in bookstores,
h-ln to inrrihanlii, famiei. in'-thanlCB.and eivry
lilt, Abv Hi'ely the ean'ftl look to $tll mr
iiifjitn Wo wan tone acentiti every Grand Anuy
1 wt i.n 1 in every township and county In thoU.H.
1' -r full part li'iilar and term tn agents ndilrepg
a w t'ARIXTON it CO., Publisher) New York.
Illustrated American 'Kffi.V.S;:
Ac. Thousand sold in the West. Xo farmer can af
ford to he without it. Uobeiit uonnku aaji:
'It U tlio best ro:k of tho kind I ever anw."
Price: cloth, Sl leather, $5.75. Sent prepaid.
Agents Wanted. Exclusive Territory Given.
Jinlckerliovkcr Nubacrlptlon Agency,
P. U. liox t;iO, 133 Nibjau til., NtW Youk.
oct 0-1 w r
at at) Great
htvlot. Iji. la S
1 m.c 1 or Cash.
OMAN AND PIANO CO.
l54TremontSI..Doston. 4BE.I41h St. (Union Sq.,
N. Y. 140 Wabash Aio., Chicago.
Oct IMw nlil
Titr1 n'DPTT'D T0 introiluco I hem
iSili Ur S Ltti. wc will Klvo nwny
likli 11'm.hlni' M.H-hlnr-!4. If OUWUIlt OIlC
scml us your name, 1'. o. nml express ot
jncc. Till: NATIONAL CO.,
81 ivy St., N. Y.
lice at once.
Oct. an-iw a
w a iMnri?r kkuaiim: jikn toseii
X AXIS i. JliJLF. our gooiR A mil lino
of fruit and ornamental Trees, siirulM, drupe
Vines, Hoses, He. several hundred vatlellea In
Mack. Aim Introducer nnd wilo pioprletor ot
MOOIIK'S DIAMOND ilrupe. Uljeral terms to
agents. J. V. I.kCI-MIK, llrlfhton, N. V.
er a month and iioahd to agents tor
n msw ana eompieio
nonnrcd ciiit'ii. iajw mw, itapui iwu-t. r. ,
zrhdLKU & CO., is Arch Mroct, Phlbult'lphta.
oct W :jin.
WTED cai SLtY
KXI'ENSns 1'AID: Salesmen lor tlio Hooker
Nurserlei IMaUWied IS-3 .Ml tliencwM and
bent sons of (Milt and orn.iuicutal Irees, lues, Ac
feeud tor '1 wins.
II. E. HOOKHIl COMPANY,
.sept S5-Sm lloclicster, N. Y.
Willi Hanover's Tailor System you can cut Dresses
to III, without oral lu-.t ructions. Dress-makers
pronounce It perfect, l'l Ico lor ( stem Hook and
Double T racms heel, f n.W.
A System, Hook and Wheel will be scut on receipt
JOHN 0. IIA.NOVKlt, Cincinnati, O.
THHntlK A hamlioino vahk I.A5I11 eiven
r; nnrPPP mtliajsorUcrforToa and con
gLUllLDeo. An Iron htono CHAMUEH
w pi.i, iu pates, ur u ii.nr.i. 11
pieces, or a handsome llltoNZi: UANOIMI LAMP
t'lVen Wliua liuuiucr. rtH.i.unr.uoi.i ,iu
ileees.wuil uiue, iimiuuij ui piii u.iuu wi uu
...u.m m ..Ipn. u t I i1. nnlo. II. Mil.
SOME I'KEMIU.MS, conslsllng ot Decorated Chliu
ware in 1 1 a t i aia" ituut. uuu .,owm
blued, andC'hauiber bets, etc., etc., given with
lar, which will ghu ou lull particulars. UltAND
I'NION TUA COMPANY, S South Malust.,
IHirre, . ueamiuai-
ipru mi rinnt street. New
H1-SNTS Tim rOMAWINO
AMEMOAN INSUKANOK COMPANIES
North American of l'hlladelphla,
franklin. " "
1-ennsj Ivanla, " "
York, of lMunsylvanla.
llinn er. nf M. V.
Queens, ot London.
North lintlsh, ot l)ndon.
omco ou .Mirkut direct, No. 6, llloomsbrre.
HUKAS IlltOWN'S INSUHANOK
AUIC.NCY. Moycr s uuw uuiuiiii', JHiln street,
it:tnalnsurancoco.,of HartlorU, Conn fT,OTK,a-jii
icoyal of Liverpool l l,6iio,ou)
Uro Association, l'lillaUelptua 4,107iu
I'hienU, of lndon VJAfl
tendon & Lancashire, ol England l,;if.i,V70
llartlordof Ilaitlord .H.vra.oiO
BprluftKld lire aud .Marino I'.oo.'.WO
As tho nL-enck's aro direct, nollcles aro written
for tho Insured without delay In tho onico at
uiooinguurg. wi o, oi
W. R. TOBBS, PROPRIETOR
Larue and convenient sainnlo rooms, lutli rooms
hot and icld water, and all modern coim-Mcmcs
Mason & Hamlin
ORGANS: H3ST&sTeiW PIANOS:
t f?3liSW III New mo.1.
"IP I quarter a.
jfrjl I tnu.h tuntna.
llril 1 l.r.Yalllnii
ani ii(.ri uny.
BLOOMSBUKG, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER
A. W. Urown, M.D., of rrotldcnce,
K. I saya! "I havo ntcd lltmt'i
Kidney and Llvtr) ItivEDTlnmjr
practlcofortho pat tlxtccn yrnrs.
and cheerfully recommend It
being a soft and rtllabU remedy."
Another prominent doctor of
Proildenco m;i that "I am fre
quently urged to H(o other prermm
oinnfubstlliitrffor llfNT's Kid
ney and Liter) HFMEiiT. I find on
tryliii? thrm that thry are worthies
In comparison to It."
An Old I.ady.
"My mother, 70 years old, has
chronic kidney complaint and drop
rj. Nothing has ever helped her
llko lllM's Kidney and Llrer
HmeDT. Shu has received great
benefit from 8 bottles andwc think
It will cure her." W. W. Sunder
land, Ilulldcr, Danbnry, Conn.
A 3Ilnlster's Mire.
llev. Anthony Atwood, of Phila
delphia, (ay: "1Ium' Kidney
and LlvcrJ IIkmcdt haa cured my
wife of Dropcy In Ita won't form.
All aay that It la a miracle."
General Chnce of llhodo Island
aaya: "I always keep Hunt's Kid
ney and Lher KtMtDT In my
houec. Taken In email doeea occa-
alonally at night. It prevents head
ache, and regulates the kidneys,
stomach aud other orgftua." 10
"Dlscaio toon shaken, by Httrr's Hemedt tahan."
. N. ClIITTENTOX. N. T., tleneral Agent.
OF PURE COD LIVER OIL
Almost as Palatabloas Milk.
Tho enly miar.itl of ('(in 1 It KB Oil, that
can bo UUn readily aud tolerated for a lou thuo
Ljr dillcato sloniatls.
ami as t liKur.nv rot rnygriMPTinv,
SI ItllH LIU N Al tH"lln.. INll.HU. (,F'.
HUL iimii.ut. t in lui-, .'..mi mimir n.
Urimxs. ami all 1IIMIMI lllsllllllHl-, IK
lllll.Dllt.N It is marri lloiw In lt rr.nlti.
lTearnbiHl and en lorded by the bCbTT'hyalclana
lu tho couutriui of tlio world.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS
A5R D ALGA TP '
he uopiil.ir f.-i'intc ft r dr
'Anau-i tlic hair f. tu m u i
tlntfl. It c in t t ne t.
iure to plt-asc 50 ami ?i. size hi It t. j
Tho Be3t Ccujh Cure yaa caa uso
and the best known preventne of Co.i nm iioi
Takkkr'sTosic kent in a home uu scuu u-l 1
Veep sickness out. Used dicrct'tly it kctj the
t.lo'J imrc and the Stomach, I.Kcr and K :i. -in
working order, Coiijlts aud Colds aiu .1 U
fure it. It buiUU tip the health.
If nu suiler from Iehility, Skin Tru tiono
Cougli, Anhma, Dyipepsia Kidnty. L r yrr
I'ciualeComphints, or any dlionlcr 0 the I .n
Stomach, Uowcl-j, lil-JO-i or Kcrvts, dn 1 v i
till ou are mvk m bed, but tiie lAht;i r' 'J oml
to-ujv ; it wi'.l cive uu new It t e and 1 r
iiiscox & co., y.
Sold by Druit, Ire s.i ia buyisj J t 1.
BUY IT AND TRY IT.
Try it for earache,
Try it for headache,
Try it for toothache,
Try it for backache.
For an ache or a pain Thomas' Eclectrlc
Oil Is excellent. Chas. F. Medler.box 374,
Schenectady. N. Y.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil is the best thing
going, pa says. Cured him of rheumatism
and me of earache two drops. Master
Horace Creniicr, Clinton, Iowa.
Try it for a limp,
Try it for a lameness,
Try it for a- pain,
Try it for a strain.
From shoulder to ankle joint, and for
three months, I had rheumatism which
ieldcd to nothing but Thomas' Eclectric
Oil. Thomas' Eclectric Oil did what no
physician seemed able to accomplish. It
cured me. John N. Gregg, Supt. of Rail
way Cons'.ructlon, Niagara Falls.
Try it for a scald,
Try it for a cut,
Try it for a bruise,
Try it for a burn.
Price 50 cts. and $1.00.
FOSTER, MILBURN& CO., Prop's.
YtttM U tho U93 of eufferitiii with Eockacha.
I Fata 1 n the Bide oririp.Eciatlca, Eheuraatim,
I Kidney Dlscoaca, Crick, eutchca, Ewollcn aud !
trlod MubcIc8, CI.clI aud txais troublci, cr nny
iortof palnorscreuosa. citUr local cr dot p.
Sieatcdwhou a Hop Fl&otcr plvo iuitaatj
relief P rrcpaxcdfroml)ur4andyi?itch,Cc.ji j
da Balaam, end tho paln-killlnrj Tirtuoa eff
I Hops, The best etrencujenlng plaster erer I
I known. Thouaanda aay ao. BoldbyoUdealera.
Ualled on receiptor price, 25o., 6 for 1 00. i
nOP riJlBTEIl COMrANY. Do t on. M tea. I
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES,
of cast cn witouaiiT ihon.
Tlinlnl nil n,,LliA'D tlm IHnl'nt flnl,!.,
iiiohovcrui UMUiiiuui)Ki'i tvuco maiiuucturud
For llcautr nna Durability they uro unburnass
cd. bet up byzierlencixl Uauils aud warruutu
lVicca nml Bnccimeim of other tie
signs Bent to nny ndiliese.
OYRIL TEEVOR'S WOODNYMPH.
Somo years atro I stood mitRinB on
alcony overloekintr tlio liaasa I'lante
at l'nu. I bail been Hpendiiitj mnny
inontiis tnero with my titiele, who re
quired change for hia health.
1 lirotit'li tlio window 1 saw niv uu-
e, Lucius Trevor, reelinintr In an nrin-
chair before tho Htnoulilorirg logs upon
mo neat tn. iiio attituuo nt renoac.
ho tlcxiblc, tioodhumored line, now
artcd in a ceuial smile, ilatlv contra-
iicttii tno coinnarison. and eft no
loubt as to the character of tho pood
'I'm glad you'vo como in," lie com-
enoeil, us I silt down. "Uvril. mv
hoy, what do you think of getting
i tiioeeediiitr in tho abstract natu
ral; in particular, unpleasant," I replied
"What has suERCRted tho idea, now.
"My old aire. Cviil. and failinc
health," returned my uncle; "and you
ro tno last ol our race. It would bo a
pity to let tho family dio out. You
ought to marry, Cyril." Up went tbo
eyobrowR, and' tho firelight executed a
jig on tho tip of his nose.
1 groaned. J. his was an old nointof
difference hotweeu u. I could not
recoirnizo in his ardent desiro to gee mo
settled in life any reason for burdening
ui) soil with a companion whoso sym-
ainies were iiKeiy to ue at variance
ith mine. J,veu tlio tirosnect of an
heir was not Biillicient to lessen tho dis
like I had conceived towards all of tho
feminine gender. Allowing that (he
sentiment was unnatural in a vomit;
man, it certainly increased in exact
piopoition to the eagerness my uuolo
noweil to provide me with, a wife
gainst my inclination. Therefore it
is not surprising that tho impending
i8eiiS8ion provoked anything but crat-
lude in me.
"Irr my opinion," continued Mr. Trc-
or, "it 13U t good tor a yotinc man to
wander about tho world with plenty of
money in his pocket and no rcsponsi-
ility to steady him. why don t you
ehooso a pleasant girl to shaie the cares
ot lrevorhurst with you when I am no
longer here t There are as many as
one could wish for, even in Vm, my
"Oh, as many more 1 was mv cvni-
a reMionse. "Only, prefeirinir to be
married for merit rather than money, I
should like to know something of "the
young lady herself, and thinks to fol-
y and fashion that feat is well nigh
mpossible. Can't wo let tho subject
rop, urT I am thoroughly fired of it.
"Now, Cyril, just listen. You repre
sent the good of life to me. I took
you when your patents died ; roared
you as my heir my son; and you hare
always been a good lad always. I
can't last long you know I can't. I
grow weaker every day. )o me this
favor. This one favor. Promiso to
look seriously about you while we aro
in Pan. I will not ask vou to pronoso
to any one. No, no! I5ut to please me,
to gratify an old man s whim, consider
the subject seriously."
"Juiouch, sir r 1 answered, touched
by this appeal. "I give vou my prom
ise, loti deservo far moro than that
from me. I will think the matter ovor
carefully, and do my best to meet your
"Thank you, my boy!" exclaimed
my uncle, rubbing his hands together.
l ... ...
i uu aiwuys were a goon lad; very !
x evert neiesg, l was creatlv aunoved.
Ono afternoon, not manv davs after
uiu prvceuing conversation, l strolled
across the bridge over tho Gave, interni
ng to walk olt a lit of lllhtiinor inei
dent on meeting threo fashionable
young ladies in tho Placo Gratnont.
A little by-path, seeming to invito m-
creation, enticed me, and, taking it,
I found it led thrngh a thick planta
tion, which afforded a grateful relief
after the dust and dare of the hitrh
Presently, emersini' from tlio wood.
tlio ripple of running water atti acted
my attention. Followiug the sound,
arrived at a group of beech frees, and,
lorctng my way through tho under
wood, saw a nullum basin where tho
slream had collected into a clear pool a
lew feel deep.
Throwinc myself down, I reclined
upon a couch ot lallcn leaves, conceal'
I by the uudcrcrowtli, which still per
mitted me to enjoy the peaceful beau.
y ot tho hcene. ily nappu-css was
complete but not lasting, for at that
moment a uu cot voice broke the btili
Merlly, mcrlly shall I live now,
Under the blossom Unit hangs on the hough
'The nymph of tlio stream, 1
mured, "Hero hIio comes 1"
Ciish, crackle, swish! Tho brambles
on tho other side were parted, and
young girl stood upon tho bank. Sho
seemed about 17, but ell formed for
her age. Her feet were conoealed by
sabots, and she wore a short cloak, like
that of a b reiwh ollicer, over her dress.
An old hat, which had slipped back
duriui: tho striiL'cle with tho thorns.
framed n quaint little lace moro quaint
I'lineiiitr an armlul ol ferns on the
around sho scaled herself mi tho brink
of tli u fountain, tapping the surfaco of
tho water with tho point ot her sabot.
Sho was Btraugely beautiful, but the
irreat, soft, brown oyos, fixed dreamily
on the surlacu ot tho pool, would have
ledeemed the most irregulur features
from the charge ol ugliness,
"i will 1 she suddenly cried. " 1 hero
is no one here to sco and no ono any
whero to care.
I watched her in ninuscd perplexity,
Tho g'ul pleased me, and tho wild.
graceful freedom of each motion con
trusted agreeably with tho studied clo
gauco ot polite society.
"What a gooso I am, ' sho soiiloquu
ed, pausing in the act of tliroiving off
her liltlo sabots, as a slight change
my position rustled the leaves ot whiol
my couch was composed. Every lea
that stirs must bo construed by my
guilty couscicuco into somo one looking
at me. A pretty sight they would see,
too. i hu idea is laughable,
Sho took off her hat and let loose
mass of dark curly hair, which lloate
about her shoulders in picturesque dis
order, l hen, lying down on tlio edg
ot the pool, sho stooped over aud ui
ped her laco in tho water, pouring
with her litllu hands over .tlio top
her head, till her curls were dripping
like a water spauiel; then laughing us
she wrung out a shown' of diamonds.
At that moment an ncciilimt ncmirn-d
lforwhichl have been thankful ever
since, in casting olt the sabots, one
had fallen dangerously near the edgo
of tho bank, and this, now receiving
! 1 !!..!
uu nupcuis j rum us iiucuicss nuio own
er, quiotly slipped into tho water, com
mencing a journey on its own account
iy logging over tlio immature waves
run most prosaio obstinacy, A cry ot
ismav followed the discovery. What
was to bo donot Tho shoo was already
out of reach and how could it bo re
covered f I laughed silently. All trace
f my dislike to women had cvaporat-
I. I blessed that shoo and waited
eartlcsslv till tho senso of loss brouuht
tears into tho brown eyes; then softly
drawing asido tho branches 1 stood up
"iMademoisellel was nil T said,
though I saw that sho was English.
Such a start! Such a blush 1 Tl
roso over her eyebrows; flooded tho
sun burned neck; affected, I verily be-
I! .!.. r--. .1 . u.
iuvi-, uiu nny iuei inemseivcs. iier
lyness conaucred mine. I longed to
set her more at ease.
Mademoiselle! Pardon me. I
ould not hayo presumed to make my
lestneo known had it not been for this
misfortune," said I respectfully.
rrM. XT 1. 1.1.1
i uu i.ymjm uiu tier juct'.
"Will you permit mo to attempt tho
rescue 1" I persisted.
"Oh, sir, liavo pity! 1 thought I
as alone. If you can assist mo pray
o sol" she answered, striving to con
ceal her tears.
Poor little thing 1 Decidedly that
sabot mtift bo obtained.
"It madeinoisollo would kindly aid
me by throwing stones from her side,
so as to dnvo tho shoo towards tho
shore," I suggested, ignoring her dis
Dashing her hand across her eyes
the girl immediately set about collect
ing missilos, which were then .(lung by
my directions at first badly, but grad
ually regaining contiuenco her aim im
proved, and to my great joy, forgetting
in the excitement all tho disagreeable
attendant circumstances, her clear laugh
rang through tho fragrant air, each
peal re-echoing within my heart.
tiero was a revelation. In all my
fo a perfectly natural girl, at the
samo timo perfectly well-bred, had nev
er crossed my path Hundreds ol
prf tty damsels had walked, danced and
posed before me for the Bako of Tre
vorhurst, but never ono whose grace
had not been cultivated, made to order;
hose smile was not a languid clonga
tion of the lip. On the other hand,
tho frank abruptness of tho country
asses was no better; loud voices from
larraing women tar upon my nerves;
so that between this Scylla and Char
ybdis, I became a man whose books
and horses represented to him tho only
Icasures in life. Mow, to upset theso
crude ideas, came a maiden with bare
feet gleaming through tho moss, over
whose entire person sweet modesty had
urown her veil, it but tho mind
quailed tho appearance in simplicity.
my uuclu's wish would not seem bo
hard to gratify.
Meanwhile, tho would-be boat drift
ed nearer to tho land, and having, by
means of a long stick, obtained posses
sion of it, I dried it in my handker-
Inef before surrendering it to tho own
er, who dared not raisu her eyes to aid
her faltering thanks. Feigning not to
observo how the sabots were resumed,
1 occupied myself m gathering up the
ferns strewn upon the bank, talking in
cessantly. I told her how tho autumn
tints had charmed mo so that town life
tiled into insignificance before tho
freedom of the uplands, and as I prais
ed a bond ot sympathy sprang up be
tween us, and wo chatted liko two old
"Aro ynu an arlist? sho asked at
ength. "I am quito Burn that you aro
Mighsh. liusules, you aro too cour
teous for u Frenchman.''
1 laughed. "Thank you. No, I am
no artist, except so far as appreciation
ot beauty can make one. 1 am a
student nf human nature, at presentm
ent cm becoming acquainted with the
leigliborhood of Pan from a different
standpoint to that of tho ordinary visi
ter. Will you help met''
Mv companion smiled, comnlvintf bv
de-crihing favorito nooks, hidden liko
this fairy pond, from prying ctinosty.
i.eaumg her on to speak ot herself, I
earned that her name was Beatrice
loss; that sho lived with her father in
i villa on tho Coteaux, with no other
companion than an old housekeeper.
sometimes, her only sister came from
Pan, where she resided with an aunt,
to visit her, but these ovcjits were com-
jaratively rare. To our mutual de
ight, in this Bister was a pretext found
for our acquaintance. I had often met
her at parties, and Bhe had described
me to Ueatrico as a "woman hater, hut
"I don't know why sho called vou
that," said my Nymph, doubtfully.
'Vou aro not unkind to me, but quite
"Novrr judge a man by what you
icar, returned I, gravely. "Man is a
many-sided animal gcntlo lo those who
treat him well; the opposite when bad
ly managed. Ho must bo humored,
iUiss jieairice. mil you nro never
lonely, separated so much from all so
eictyi Do you never wish to bo will
your sister t
"iNp, sho answered, quickly. "I am
quite happy as I am. Now and thon
1 long to see tho beauties of other
lands, but that cannot bo. And, after
all, though nature may look otherwise,
bIio cannot bo more beautiful than
"iou aro right, ' said 1: "t hero may
bo differcuco in kind but not of degree."
"So I believe. People often sav tho
Doteaux aro disappointing.tlio Pyre
nees not to bo compared to other migh
ly ranges, but the fault, it socms to mo
is thoirs. H you como to nature, sho
continued, waving a littlo hand to illus
trato her meaning, "with a lixed idea.
there must bo a lull here, a fountain
there, icebergs glittering in tho sun
light yonder, and moss-grown ruins
whero I stand, of course, ono will no
always hud them. Hut como to tho
great earth mother saying, 'Show mo
what thou wilt!' And what loveliness
she then unfolds! 1 ho morning sky o
palest yellow, darkest indigo and clear
est rose, so shaded us to bo a miracle
no hatsh discord, but all n blending
harmony; tho iniro air khakiug tlio
dow-drops off tho trembling grass; tlio
melody of fifty different birds, and tlio
solemn tremor ot tho forest trees. At
midday the deep hush of sleep only
tho cicala to make tho tilenco felt. Al
night tho glorious stars and peaceful
summer oi mo woodlands. JNev
twice tho same I"
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As sho stood, with hands clasped ov
er tho lerns, her eyes shining willi a
strnngo light, fixed on the quivering
bcccliCf", I almost fancied that she saw
the earth-mother herself beckoning
from dim recesses of tho whi'per-sharj-ows,
and that, liko somo heroine of
Germin folk-lore, sho was fast losing
tho concioii9iios of modality under
tho inllucnco of a myktiu charm, when
unhappily the snap of a dry twig
aroused her, nnd with a gentle dignity
sho bade tno farowcll.
"Wo shall meet again!" I asked, de
taining her hand.
"Who can tell t" wa tho reply, as
pushing asido tho brambles, with a mer
ry laugh, tho wood-nymph vanished out
1 wanted to followed but dared not,
retracting instead, tho duty way to
Pan, oppressed by a strange sensation
of loss, and diz.y with now ideas.
Oh, child ! yet no child, but woman
in all tho depth and tenderness of uu
sophisticated wisdom who could havo
told but yesternight thy lot and mi no
were interwoven in tho weft of timet
Ah, that it may not pruvo a passing
golden thread, glittering against tho
darkness of a lonely life, but that tho
two may twino together all through tho
years tho future holds concealed 1
It was not dilllcull to interest my un
do ii tho adventure. Tho elder Miss
Hoss had impressed him favorably by
her beauty and accomplishments, but
he fully approved of my winning a
wlfo whoso youthful mind could leadi
ly adapt itsolf to her husband's viows
and customs. Howover well Miss Hoss
might play the lady of Manor' her
younger sislcr would probably bti a
better match for mo. Then the ques
tion arose, how to gain Mr. Ross' con
sent? Plainly the road to the villa lay
through his sister Mine. B 's draw
ing room. My uncle, therefore, pro
posed calling on her, stating my wishes
to seo moro of her nice, and enlisting
her sympathies on my behalf. As tho
an seemed leasible, 1 consented glad-
ly, promising to await tho issuo with
all tho patience at my command.
Weeks passed on without visible ro
suit. Mv uncle only rcpsonded to mv
importunities by mysterious nods or
more exasperating proverbs. I wan
dered all over the country in tho hope
ui iiieeuuy jjciiince, rem ruing at Close
of day more despondent than ever. I
lauuied the pool, but though tho sun-
elves' pluyed upon tho surfaco no girl
ish figure came through tho brambles,
no sweet voice sang tho praises of the
wood. Granted that nil my attempts
began aud ended in folly what will
not a man 'no when he is in love1 I
gruiv disuonted and peevish, and aug
mented my private woes by anxiety
about my uncle's health, tie having
caught a cold which lie seemed unable
to shako off. Wo did not talk much
in those days; we wero not sociable
companions; ho sat on ono side of tho
lire, rolling his head aud coughing; I
sat on the other, responding by impa
Ono evening, on coining homo in a
mora dejected mood than usual I was
greeted with a volloy of chuckles that
must havo been the death of any other
"Vou seem merry, sir,'' I remarked,
crossly, throwing down my hat.
"Very merry 1" ho roplied, rolling
his head fearfully. "I think you need
change of air, Cyril. We go to Men
tone or Home. They say tho climate
is more exhilarating and quito as mild
as this. What do you say to it !''
"I'm well enough, sir. But all
places nro alike to me, and I'm quito
ready to accompany you anywhere."
"A very proper frame of mind," ho
chuckled, gathering his legs up sharply
and shooting them out again witli equal
rapidity. "Very good 1 Then we'll
be oil next week. Byo-tho bye, Mad
ame 15 has a party to-night, as you
now. alio wanted mo to go, but I
said the night air was too great a lisk,
and told her I'd send you instead.
You'll look in, my boy V
"tJcrtalnly, it you promised, sir. I
answered morosely. "But, frankly, 1
wish you naa not done bo. 1 am in
no humor for frivolity just now."
untto right, coughed my uncle
satirically, "At your advanced, ago
vou ought to havo dono with frivolity,
llut you'll go, Cyril t"
Accordingly, about 8:30, I presented
myself at Mine. B 's. The rooms
wero full, and, as I paused on the thres-
old, H mv face betrayed my secret
feelings, its expression must have been
exceedingly ungracious. Madame,
owover, welcomed mo kindly, and, af
ter a few words, said:
"i ou havo met my nicco before, I
understand. Perhaps a moro formal
utroduction would not bo out of place.
Beatrice, my dear, allow me to present
to you Mr. Cyril Trovor."
JNIv head reeled, my heart stopped
as in tlio radiant being before mo I
recognized my long lost wood-nymph.
It is impossible to recall what fol
lowed. Everything was enveloped in
rozy haze of blissful incredulity.
When 1 recovered somewhat wo wero
sitting together in a distant part of tho
room, screened from tho public gazo by
rows ot plants, from which I conclude
that even at that trying moment, my
native common souse had not entirely
Tho time passed with torriblo rapid
ity. Beatrico told me that her aunt
had como a tow days since to tho villa,
and after a long conversation with Mr.
Hoss had her carried olt to Pan
Making good use of my time, a bond
ot svmpainy was binding us very
closely together when Madamo at last
broke in upon our solitude.
ueaiiy, iur. lrevor, I cannot per
mit you to monopolize my niece all tho
evening. You may call to-morrow if
vou like, lint I must scnarato vnu now.
llcatrice, Miss Lucy wishes to speak to
you nbout Lady C's ball. Are you
going, Mr. Trevor V
"1 had not intended accepting tho
nvitation on account of mv uncle's
health," 1 replied, "but if Miss Hoss
will favor mo with iter haml
Btonncd and looked at BcAtrlep.
"I am not a good dancer," she Baid
blushing. "ou will bo sorry for hav'
inc nsKcti mo nitcrwords.
"Never 1 I cried fervently. "Grant
iny request, and 1 shall bo happy for
Madame laughed heartily at mv a
dor, and having obtained tho desire
promise, 1 took my leave.
"Ho ! ho!" chuckled my unci
when I reappeared in his room, "Shall
wo go to Home, next wcok, Cyril T Do
you want bracing, now my boy T '
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swered gravely. "Tho journey will
'scarcely bo necessary on mv account.
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lino you any niea uiai miss ivam
would bo nt her aunt's to night, sir!"
"Of course 1 had,'' chuckled my
uncle. "I arranged thu whole affair.
Gol Madame B. to drlvo with mo to
tho villa ono day nnd i..vl a chat with
Air. Hoss. Thu long and short of it is
that I obtained his consent to your
nnrrisgo with his daughter, provided
ho incurred no trouble or expenso in
tho matter. A selfish old man, Cyril.
You do well to lako the girl nway from
his influence. But, my boy," ho added
wistfully, "you must havo tho wedding
soon. 1 can't last much longer.''
"Don't sir, for pity's sake, say so.
You'll live for many a long year, yet,
plcaso God," said 1 btokeiily.
"Ah, no I My time is almost run,''
lie answered sadly "Aud I should
liko to seo you settled first."
I took advautago of Mme. B 's
complaisance with tho result of failing
daily deeper in love. Bjalrico com
pletely won my unulo's heart, and it
was pretty to see her tender soliciludo
for him. ' In duo course Hie day of tho
'nail arrived and I sent Beatrice a
bouquet and n wreath of tlo. vers, but
as yet I had not dared mention thu
wedding day. My undo had been
far from well that da), nnd towards
evening alarming sjmpl.'HH began to
appear. IIo was very hh.uoih that I
should go, however, deeliii li.g that ho
should rest moro easily v i l e knew
his dearest hopes were nii'umaii d
and I was actually mam. !, aid gn w
so excited on perceiving my iv.iuUikv:
to obey, thai at last I left the room,
pledged to redeem my premise ti him.
before returning home.
Determining only lo explain my un
cle's danger to Beatrice, and carry
back from her a single word for him,
I searched tho crowded rooms and cor
lidors of Lady C's villa, and at length
found her seated in the conservatory,
screeened by largo flowering plants
from observation, the very embodiment
of melancholy. On seeiug mo sho
sprang up hurriedly, n vivid Hush dye
ing her lovely features It was not
difficult to gtie's who was tho object of
"Cyril 1 I thought you would never
come. I oven heard some ono mention
that your uncle was worse and you
would most probably not bo able to
"And was this tho causo of your
sadness. Beatrice f"
She blushed and looked down, with
all tho charm of modesty that had
captivaled mo that very first day I had
seen her at the pool. This iunate
modesty was part of her nature, insep
arable as herself, as exquisite, alas, as
it has become rare.
Then I told her that my uncle was
indeed worse, and thought his end ap
proaching. I added that his only re
maining wish on earth was our mar
riage, and begged Beatrice to name
the day. At first sho was palo and
agitated; but with all her modoUy aud
simplicity thcro was such an absenco
of coquetry about her that beforo
many minutes wero over she had given
mo tho required promise and named
tlio day. Then, together, with as
much happiness in our hearts probably
as was ever given to mortal, wo went
in fioarch of Madamo B .
That gooillady was not Btirpriecd
at tho news wo brought, hut while con
gratulating me joined with Beatrico in
urg'.ng my departure, as my uuelo
must require my immediate care. In
truth, my own eagerness was great to
hasten back, to him. I badu them both
farewell. Tho servant met mo at the
"Mr. Trevor is worse, sir," was tho
news that greeted me. "Wo wero go
ing to send for you. The doctor says
there is littlo hope."
1 ran up stairs to his room. Tlio
dear old gentleman was struggling
hard fir breath; hut ho smiled and
tried to speak as I leaiifd over tho
"It is all right, uncle," I -aid, soft 'v.
Beatrico lias promised to !e tnin-- i'i a
month from to day, but i- . l "me back
to you tho moment sho l.eaul of your
IIo pressed my hand feel"' , in rei! ,
All through the sorrowful uht I si'.
beside mm, distressed at the sight of
his sufferings, which ho bore so pa
tiently. Towards morning the strug
gle abated, and ho fell into a etni stu
por. How strange life s enied lo ine
iiring tho long hours of that watch!
From a sick-bed to a ball, from a pro-
osal to a death 1 How every act of
loving kindness came, back to me as I
called the years wo had spent to
gether, with never an unkind word to
mar tho memory of the tenderness be
stowed on me. And now just ns tho
great wish of his heart, tho only ono I
ad over evinced reluctance to fulfill.
as about to be gratified, ho might not
seo tho consummation ot bis hopes 1
How often it is thus iu life.
When tho dawn was shining clearly
through tho cut tains ho raised himself
with my assistance, and, with the
ghost of his old quaint smile, he whis
"So you're going to bo married at
last, Cyril, and tho old man has not a
wish on earth unfulhlled. Farewell,
my boy; you havo ever been a son to
me. tho ono bright spot in a lonely life.
God bless you, nnd mako you happy I
Good-byo, Cyril. Some day wo shall
wish each other good morning in a
Then lie fell back as if to sleep but
it was tlio last long sleep that knows
A few weeks afterwards thcro was a
verv nuiet weddincr in l'nu. I was
obliged to return to England and could
not near to lcavo my wife bouind, so
tho trousseau was urtniled, and Beat
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rico camo with mo to disperse tho
gloom of TrtvorhursU Years havo
passed sinco then years full ol quiet
happiness seldom broken by storms
And never onco havo 1 regretted meet
iug my fnto among tho beeches. Tho
mists aro again stealing up tho lull
sides, as I stand on the same balcony
on which tlio tale commences, looking
over tho same scene. Tho sun Is onco
more declining iu tho west, tho Pyre
nees seem far and dim and cold too
grand to hear tho bighing of tho
lireczo that coiucb from them to mo.
But thoy cannot chill tho memories
that bind us to the past per freeze tho
mingled joy and sadness of thoso days
whtn the dear eld mar, who loved us
both, plotted and plunee 1 the weifno
of my wood nymph and myself