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VOL. JI., No. 10. LEHIGIITON, CARBON COUNTY, TENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1874. SINGLE COPIES, THREE CENTS
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W.0iTr1lrttl, 3tber Scaring MatMn and n
mnwHiluX t. H. Snyder's, Bank street.
11. D. W1DD1S, Sarfnj, Ifotr OiHi'naond JS&a.
ywrfng, under Kichsngo Unlet. Bank tlreeU
Boot and Slioe. Maker.'
Charles Venter, nearly ipnilfUit potlia, Bank
street; a!u, mct- W ihvrctiuntry.
CHnltin Brelney.fjt Lewn'l building, Rank street.
.4U orders remptyf wurA iwrrunlta'.
HausauraAKubns, oppotlle Obert's store, Bank
street., AUordtripnmptlt JUltd.
Dry Good nd Groceries.
Z. It. Loiur, opp. L. A 8. Depot, lUnk st uW in
JUrdmart, fjuetntvart, Uditt' Vrttl Coodt, &.
II. A. Belts, Leocksrs Block. Bank .1, riMRti.
Crocsrfer! Qnmuuart, Carpels, Oil CMAs Owfc
JS, II. Bnyder. Bank street, A G'"'!!!'
Brett dmU, Ornaritt, Queentware, IUrdwarr,dt.
Drug and' Jledlclnei.'
A.J Dorllog, Brsl door above P. ,-. "
' 1 Hard ware.
F. P. Seminel, nearly opp, Kscheng Hotel, Bank
street, (Wwitort. Out, IWnU, Vuano, dx.
Thome Aunts, " Kichanrf," wp. FubllO Bqua e,
Banket. Ivttmagt iniirtw.
V.8ehwartt, Bank street, ifl-' all Wi" tf
rumturt. flrgininwUt trier.
Claau torn Bank ". dealer in Gentt'
tVrnilhing Vomit, JXxll, Sux; llalt, Oif, a.
Thomas' S. Beck, P. 0. building, Bai.k at. GenC$
j-aMMlug Cuodl. Halt, Olpt, &x I";
Mrs. K. Path, Bank street. Sod door btlow tbo M.
K. Chutth. a'otfaiu uwl Trimmtii
, lPIeyetclans ind Surgeon.
Dr. C. B.'Gemian, corner of Bsuk and Iron etre.
Omtuiuuiem in EnglitK and German.
Br. N. I). llebtr, nest door to P. 0, Bsnk street,
Vtoniullaliun in nylltti and German.
Jo. Olurt, lUnk at. Curing andfrnoking
iiUiUlilmieiit. 1 order t prouipU)i filled.
J. 'Ulpir Bon Dank 1 1', itaUrt in. tour and
tttd, LlK-ertel, fVuUl and VegitMu.
, .yatc.hmaker and Jeweler.
.A.O? DolWnuujtr, e..ulh tlmt, lHf Bank at
Vealtrin Walchet, CUcU, llingt, dc
'yjrj M. UAPBHKIl,
ATMnNBV AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
, - Daxi BtKir, Liaioator, pi.
Klit.udOJItlon Aiianey. Will Dujand
tWII Ilia) fcalau. Convjancln nMllJ doL. tol
Icctlona prxnplly ud. BlUl0ff r-atalta of
vadant, apocUlljr. Utj U eou.ulltJ la fctiKll.u
. . Jcstice or THE Peack,
bface In Ills storp, opioMlo the Enijlo
Hole). Collections and, Drawing up of
Jeda promptly attruded to. n22-Hn
fit 1U 81EWEU8,
' ' ATTOIINKY AT LAW,
orrlCEl Orouud Hoorlnthaiwwaddl'loiiortno
Minilon HouM, llaueh Chunk, Pa. Bilna
tranaacUdVln KniUl nd Uriuan. ColUtloria
prompTjr madt'anjpontanclng awlly dooa.
-pD. C. UIMillCK,
iliaTRICT ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Olflte.-on BtotDwar, drat door Wlow AmrrRan
llotol, MiucliChUDk, I'eua'a. Oollactlona prompt
lyuuda. . Nor, tl.
' ATT02KEY AT LAW,
MAUCII CHUNK, PA.
Oct 18, 1873.
J It. UIMM1CK,
Kat Welaaport, Pa.
N B !al of iry daxrlptlon attended to at
reaaonable chargea. Tba patrooaf of tba publla
la raapaatfulrjr aolldted. Jan.il, 'II.
LEIIialt VAI.I.BY IIOU8K,
DEIIKB AND LAUHKNCE 8TRKETS,
Philadelphia, - Peun'a.
r VIIED'K EOUUtDT, FroprUtor.
43" Superior aecommodatloaa fur traralerf at
moderate titrate. Partlaa Tlrlllng Ibacltj from
thla locality are apKlally Urlted ta make tbe Lt
atga tajie uouae ueir awppioc piae. nxtr. i
w. klotz, rnop-R,
.Summit Hill, Carbon Co., Pa,
- Boat of awommodatloni. Kloelleot ree
tanrant ondernMtb. Good aubllug attached
jp -BOYD IIENUI,
Architect and Superintendent,
No. 142 N. 7th Street, Allentown, Pa.,
(urnUlies Plans. Bpeclfl cation a and Esti
mates for Publlo and Private ZfulUllng.
Stairs. Ralls, tc, Constiucted and
SttiUp by tbe most approved nivtliod.
aud at short notice. Patrouaee Is res-
UOM AS KESIEttGIt,
GEHERAL IN8UKAN0E AGENT
The llowln Companlea art lUpreaented I
Lebanon Mutual Fire,
Reading Mutual Kite,
Lehigh Fire, and the
F,TraTtltr8 Accident Insurance,
AlSo'Pennsylvanla and Mutual Horse
Thief Detective and Insurance Com.
ptiv. mreu ay, icna,
The underslened having more Hoe
Feed than will supply hi own stock,
will take about Thirty Shoala to Feed
at Five (Mala per Day, It application is
made poor), PETER LAUJL
JORTII I'pNNA. RAILROAD.
raaaenftera for Philadelphia will leara Lehtghton
8.00 v tn , tI L. V,j arrlre at Phlla at S&t n.m
7 3!a.m,Tkl,.A8. " 11.10 a.m.
T 89 a.m. thl.. V. ' " It 10p.m.
11.117 n. m.il. I..A S. " 2.15 p.m.
ll.Oin.in.lla L.V. " " 2.15 p.m.
H.S7 n, tn. Tl L. A 8. " ' SJS p.m.
4.47 p. m. la L. 8. " 8.20 r.m.
4.44 p. in. t la. L. V. " " 8.20 p.m.
7JSp.m.UUV. " 10 30 p.m.
Beturnlnr, lare depot at Dork anil American
Street. Phlla. at 7.10. 8.30 and 0.43 a.m.; 2.10
3.00, and 6.15 p. in.
n irotll tnianiou ruununpuin,
Peb.l, UJ4. MILLS CLAIIK, Aient
ItSNTnAIi R. R. OP N. J.
LE1IIOII A SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION.
CoinmenotllB Dec. 10, 1873.
Peuu lla'n June
Maueh Chunk 70
Alii-limn n... ......
No. 10. No. 4.
Pcnn llaren J'n. 10.43
WhlU llaten. 11.23
WllkeUarre 12 40
A'eKiucAonlnT Valleu If. 11. Down trains Kos. 3
ft and?, rnd Up tralna Noa. 10 and 4 connect at
AvrlA Itnn'a It. .Down tralna Km. 1. 3. 8 a
7 connect at Bethlehem lor Philadelphia. Up tralna
roa. m 4 conneeialliemtenem lorrnuaueipnia.
Ketuinlng leave Philadelphia at 7.10 p. in. fur Kaa.
ton, ,1 ucb Chunk, Bath, Wllkea Bnrre, Tamaqua,
Rrrantou, Kbarcn, Ac; al 0.43 a m. for Kneton,
llaucb Chunk, Taraatiua, WllllaulRtiort, Wllkea.
Uairo and Brranton; at 2.10 p. tn. fur Scranton,
Wllkea Barra and Intermedlato stations; at 330 p.
tn. fur Bath aud Easton ; at 6.15 p. m. f rr Mauch
Tamaqua Ilranth. Up tralna ros. 10 ft 4, and
Down trnlns Not. 3.6 A 7 connect at MaucUCliuuk
to and from Tamaqua.
teliigh it LatXavanna r. '. own trains Xos.
1 A 7, am1 Up trntna Ni. 10 A 0 mnueet at Beth
lehem for Eatu and Chapman Quarries. .turn
Itiit leai Ctupinau'a at 7.40 a. ni. aud 2.15 p. m.
Ventral Jtatlnade A'e-oJerteg-AU tralusmake
doe coucuctloa at M.ton with traloaou Central
Jilvidrre-ldayrure Jl. 71. Down tralna Not. 3
A 6, and Up tralna Noa. 4 A 14 inunvct at Pbllllps-
ourg Wlin vniMi. i . m tuu iruui xreuiuu,
Pblkdelpbla Und Bettldere
Iliiladelnhin it Jleadine Hallroai. The Depots
of tbe hut I'enu It. It. and the L. A 8. Division
are connected by Htrvet Cars.
II. i'. UALUivin, utn. tvttengtr Agent.
Feb. 7, l74.
rillLADKLPIIIA A ERIE RB. DIVISION.
AVIntet Time Table.
On and sflrr SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2d, 1873,
the trains on the Pblla. A Erie 11 II. Division will
run la rollows I
Bumu Itiraist leaves Philadelphia
14 " Ilarrltburg
" trr. at Buffalo
Eau Man leaves Philadelphia
" ' llarrlburg
, x WlUlamtport
" " Lock Haven
" arr. at Erie
Eluiai Mail leaves Philadelphia
arr. at Lock Haven
7 J J p in.
7 20 pm.
8.00 a m.
1 JO p.m.
S 2J p.m.
Rivota AccovuoD'a loavea llsrrlsburi 8 25 a dl
- - Wllllamip't 1215 p.m.
U4LD eaou uail Ittvtt niiainsport l.io p.m
" arr. al ux liaven
Ucrrm Ezraua leaves Bullalo
" " mporlum
M arr. at HarrltburK
" " PhlladslpbU
Erii 1U1L leaves Erie
" Lock Haven
" " WlllUmtport
" I hlUd.lpble
Elkisa Mail learea Ixxk Haven
" arr. at Ilarrltburg
' " Phllad.lobla
3 25 p.m.
9 10 p.m.
4 AO a.m.
8 40 p.m.
8 HO a.m.
9 JO a.m.
HttlllBCsa Acoov, leaves Hllllamrpnrt 930 p.m.
arr. at tiarritnurg io.oup.in
" PhlUJelphla 280 a.m.
Bats Eaoii Mill leasee Lock II aven 113) p.m.
J' " arr. at WHIUmsport 11 p.m.
Mall Kaat connects tsst and west at Kris with L
8 A M 8 It W and at Corry and lrvlneton with
Oil Creek and Alleabvny K It W.
Mall tVe.l with etui aud watt tralna on LB AM
B K It. and at Corry and IrTlnetoa with Oil Creek
and Allegheny It It W.
Elmlra Mall and Buffalo Ripraa make clow
connections at ttutlau.port wl'U N 0 K W tralna
north, sod at llarrisburg witb.N 0 K W tralna
south. V tl-A. llALUVVl.V.a.n lSupL
Au Inatltutlon for Both Sexes.
IlT,C.lCKSSL,Ult, Principal and Professor
of CUstlca and the Higher Eogllib
SIRS. H, O. ICKSSUKIl, Preeeptrea and
Teacher of I'alotlugand Drawing
MR. JOHN . ICISSLER, A.M. Pro
feaeur of Latin and Greek.
SUSS K. O. HEAD, Teacher of II otic.
WILSON REIIRIO Assistant,
for Particulars ayply to a KESJLKR, Lehigh
Floral Guide for 1874.
200 Paget. ; 503 Engravings and Colored
riiic. 1'uDiisiftt (juartniy, at io cts.
. a Year. Flrtt No. lor 1874 Just Issued.
A German edition at simo price.
Address JAMES VlChT,
dov. 9. Uochcstcr, N. Y.
nnnE first great salt lake
Gift Concort, authorized by and
under the Immediate supervision of the
city nuthorltlfs of Corinne City, for the
benefit and In aid of the
Public Free School,
The Only Free School In Utah Terr'y.
TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC FREE JCH00L,
Capt. S. Howe, J. 8. Gerrlsh and
Dlatrlbuted tn the Ticket Holders
Grand Gift- Concert,
TO HE nELD AT THE
Opera House.City of Corinnei
Itlarch 3lst, 1874.
Depository, Dank of Corinne.
500,000 "TICKETS !
PRICE! $1.00 EACH,
OR SIX FOR FIVE DOLLARS.
$226,500 IN GIFTS,
AS FOLLOWS I
1 Orand Cash ft" ... (80.000
62,0.14 Cash Gifts, amountlug to . . $220,300
ONE CnANCE IN EVERY NINE I
The distribution will be lu public,
and will be made tinder the same form
and regulations ns the San Francisco
and Louisville Library Gift Conceits,
under the supervision of r. commlttieof
promlneut citizens selected by the ticket
Iteferenco as to the Integrity of this
enterprise and of the management Is
made to the following well known citi
Sun. L. Tlbbals, A. Toponoe, J.
Malsh. J. II. Gerrlsh Members of
Judge T. J. Black, 6st U. S. As-
sessor; Mulsh & Greenwnld, proprie
tors Metropolitan Hotel; Eugene Moore,
City Marshal! W. W. Hull. Architect;
J. Kelioe, Constable; J. Kupfer. Jew-
eler; Cnpt. S. Howe, Contractor; O. D.
Richmond Ss Co., Commission Mer
chants; M. E. Campbell, proprietor
Uentrtil Hotel; Singleton &Ureatli, pro
prietors Pacltio Stables; S. P. Hitch,
Merchant, Sandy, Utah; J.. G. Garri
son, Helena, Montana.
Wo will also announco that each and
every person buying a. ticket can at any
aim an times examine our nooks and an
business transactions connected with
the enterprise; and ns the drawing of
pilzes will be placed In the hands of
honest and disinterested men, It will in
sure a lair and impartial distribution.
Uood Responsible Agent 'Wanted
Liberal Commission Allowed.
E2T Money should be sent by Ex
press or uy matt on any solvent Dank,
uy I'osiniucQ Money urder, or Keg is
tered Letter, at our risk. For particu
E. W. MORGAN, Manager.
Lock Box 1S8, Corinne, Utah
Livery & Sale Stables,
DAMIC8TEEET. LKIIIQIITON, Pa
I always keep on ban d the best hor
ses and finest carriages, to be let at
livery at tho lowest prices. Conveyances
can do nau or me at mo ortest post!
ble notice, rt any hour. I would call
the attention of Mio publlo to my spoci
al facilities for supplying blngle ordou
ble teams for funerals, Ac.
Nov. 22, 1S73. DAVID EBBKRT.
jAOlUEli on A VCIt,
Opposite the Public Squaie,
SOUTH ST., LEHIGHTON, PA.,
Tin & Sheet Iron Ware
And Dealer In all kinds of
t3T Hoofing, Spouting and Jgbbln
promptly attended to. nov, 80
BEATTY & PLOTTS
The Beatty & PlottB celebrated Gold
is acknowledged by professors of tnoslo
and celebrated organists to be the lead
ing I'arior urgan now in use. Testi
monials and curds of honor nre constant
ly being received In favor of them. We
tappend a few and wish you to read
ANTnoNY, N. J., Jan. 25, 1873.
Jfessrs Beat y &Plotts. Gents Your
Organ, fold me, gives entire satisfaction.
It beauty of tone and style of workman
ship nre seldom If ever surpassed. Wish
ing you success In your business, I am,
uitu iespect, iTor, si, n jjeatty.
Shamokin, Pa.. Feb. 11, 1874.
I lmvo nno of Beatty & Plott-. Golden
Tongue Organs. It lr nn excellent In
strument, line tone and full power. I
like It better than any I have heard.
M. 11. 11AUPEL, M. D.
Laury's Stat'n, Pa., Jan. 27, 1874.
I have had Beatty & Plotts' Omnn
slice .August 14th, 1872 ; it gives the
highest sntisiaaion, ntid lias proved all
that it was recommended by the prop'ra.
Q Jon HENRY.
Slatinqton, Pa., Feb. 0, 1874.
Beatty & Plotts' Parlor Orcan I like
better than the Stand trd, and It gives
better satisfaction, as I find In my trav
els. Prof. Fr. V. Mayer.
.. I ii.. n Ln
have received the Organ, nstent by your
ariii to me. anu i nave nau it examined.
aud it gives ample satisfaction.
uon. John Siney.
Mahanoy City, Pa., Oct. 10, 1872.
Tho Beatty & P.otts celebrated Gold
en Tocguo Parlor Organ Is by far the
best Parlor Organ In use. I have care-
lu iy cxamiueu it, anu nnd Us tone,
woikmanshlp and durability to bn tlio
best I ever saw, and I can with pleasure
recommend It to any In want or a first,
class parlor organ. Prof. O. II. Umoer.
Messrs. Beatty & Plotts, of Washing
ton, N. J., aro gentlemen of enterprise,
and whoso presence would be a credit
to any community. Uackettstown, N.
J., Herald, 1872.
Washington, N. J., Sept. 5, 1878.
To Robert Morgan, Pottsville I am
happy to state thatthu Instrument gives
entire satisfaction, not only to myself
but also to the teachers of the Seminary
who are better judges.
Rev. A. M. Jelly.
We say, after careful and costly ex
periment, It Is with pleasure we Intro
duce tho "Golden Tongue," knowing
It possesses nianj advantages over all
others manufactured. The tone excels
In fullness, purity, and the thousands
of testimonials which are being con
stantly received, are evidence that our
efforts have been eminently successful,
For particulars and Price List, address
BEATTY & PLOTTS,
Feb. 21-Om Washington. N. J.
nfUIE MANHATTAN Spring
BED and Combination
P. J. K1STLER. POSTMASTER
OF WEISSPOItT, has been appointed
Agent for Lehighton, Weissport and
vicinity to give our citizens a chance to
see and tes the merits of tho arrange
ment of springs. He Is willing to put
them on trial for any person for ono
week, and If they lo not paovo supe
rior to the Woven Wire Mattress, Put
nam, Yrnkeo, Norfolk, Wright, Spring
field, Howe, Tucker, Eureka, JAinroe,
Imperial, United States, Walker, Con
necticut, Eagle,- Saluui or any of the
one thousand and one Spring Beds that
have been put upon the market, you
aro not asked to buy It. Tho above
named beds have been discarded to
make room for the Improved. It has
no biding place for bugs, has no slats
on top of the springs, but heavy duck
canvas, hooking at the baso of the
spring, that may bo taken off nnd the
slats removed (for clranlug or other
wise,) by anybody lu five minutes and
replaeed at pleasure. The springs may
be changed to other portions ot the bed
with very little tiouble. The springs
nre wai muted to keep place and last
longer than any other In use. For In
valids It cannot be surpassed. Ho fits
them to any bedstead or different weight
ot persons, tne largest number .under
tho heaviest part or the body, and with
i light covering of husks, cotton, straw
oed. or hair mattres, they adapt them
selves completely to the body. Tho
ladles should call and see tbe arrange
meut ot spring" for the cradle, and not
nave to use leathers in warm weather,
They aro bolter than soothing syrup or
cordials for the little ones. Tho springs
are uiaue iroiu tne very nest cast steel
from the celebrated Sheffield wokrs of
England. Como one and all Hnd see
them. These beds have been fully es-
taoiisnea in twelve uuterent states.
The Furniture men are especially In
vited to call and examine these beds.
Beds put, upon trial and no one asked
to purchase until after a fair trial.
P. J. K1STLER
nov 8 '78-tf Agent, Weissport.
TTOIl 8 AlMi. The undersigned
offers his House and Lot, situate
In Franklin township, on the road lead
ing from Welsspoitto Mackereltuwn, at
private sale. The house is 20 x 20 it.,
three stories in front with basement,
and the lot SO feet front by 100 deep.
Suitable for business stand. Apply to
HENRY ROTHERMEL. ,
Marsh 14th, 1874-wS
His Lucky Number.
"Every ono has n lucky number,"
said tho old gentlemau. "Mlno Is 21
20 might lmvo been, would havo been,
an unlucky n number for me. Yet I
didn't know It, both wore painted In
blank letters on a white oval -2120.
Not much difference, you see, very like
Indeed; and yet, because I chose the
number without a flourish and n long
leg, I am hero to-day, and havo had a
long and happy life. I should have
been tho occupant of a suicide's grave
ever so many years ago had I chosen
"I rtnlly can't understand," said I.
" Was It a lottery, or a draft, a con
scription, or what? Was It n game
"It was tho number on n door," said
tho old gentleman. " Walt a minute ;
I'll tell you nil about It :
"I was very much In love. Every
body Is at somo time In his life. At
twenty-five I was desperate. Talk about
Romeo. He was nothing compared to
me. I nm not ashamed of It. She was
a worthy object not only because she
was' beautiful, but she was good nnd
amiable, nnd such n singer she sang
soprano in the choir. And I've heard
there, reallV nil nilt-el nn llmrnO' tslion
up there?' when
she sang her part nlone. Clear and
sweet and flute-like her voice was. I've
never heard Its equal
" Well, I loved her, and thought she
liked me; hut I wasn't sure. I courted
her a good while, but she. was shy as
any bird, and I couldn't satisfy myself
as to her feelings. So I made up my
mind to ask her and know for certain,
Some old poet says :
Ho cltlter fears Ills fato too much,
Or Ills deserts arc smnll,
who fours to put It to tho touch.
And win or lose It nil.'
"I agreed with him; and ono even
lng as I walked home from a little par
ty where wo had met, with her on my
arm, I stopped under a great willow
tree, and took her hand in mlno and
" Jessie, I lovo you better than my
life will you marry me?" I waited
an answer; she gnve none.
" Jessie," I said, "won't you speak
Then she did speak
"No-oh, dear, no 1"
I offered her my arm again, and took
her homo without a word. She had
told mo before that she should start with
tho dawn to visit an aunt In Now York;
but I did not even say good-bye at the
door. I bowed; that was all. Then,
when she was out of .sight, and I stood
alone In the village street, I folt des
perate enough to kill myself,
" What have I dono to have so cold
a refusal ? .Why should she scorn tne
so? 'Oh, dear, no I'" I grew furious
ns I repeated the words,
Yet It stung me all tho same. I tossed
from side to side on my bed all night,
nnd I thought I could enduro It no long-
cr. But I would not pain and disgrace
my respected relatives by committing
suicide In the place wherein they dwelt
and were well known and thouuht of
I would go to Now York oven then a
very largo city and, seeking some
hotel, register an assumed namo, and,
retiring at night with a bottle of laud
anum and a brace of pistols, awako no
mote, and so be rid of misery. I ar
ranged my affairs to tbe best of my
ability, and received an Imaginary let
ter from a friend In Now York, request
Ingjmy presence ou a matter of busi
ness. I burdened myself with no un
necessary luggage. What did an "un
known suicide" want of another coat
aud a change of linen?
1 kissed my mother and sister, and
stat tied my grandmother by au embrace,
and started upon what I mentally called
my last Journey, with a determined
There was a certain hotel to which
msny ot the people of our vlllase wero
in the habit of going. This I avoided.
Another chosen at a hazard, seemed
to be better. Thither I walked, deter
mined to leave no traco of my destina
tion to those who knew me no clew to
my ludentlty to those who should find
I had no mark upon my clothing, no
card, paper or letter with roe. I had
torn the hatter's mark from my beaver.
As I asceuded the hotel steps I felt, so
to Bpeak, like one golug to bis fune
ral. A grinning waiter bowed before me.
A peit clerk lifted up bis head and star
ted. I was an ordinary traveler to thorn
that was evldeut.
It was late In the evening. The place
wore an air of repose. Laughter and
n faint chink of glasses In nn Inner ap-
partment told ot some convlvnllty. Ono
old man read hU newspaper beforo tho
fire. Nothing elso was astir.
I nsked for a room. The clerk nod
"Do you care what floor?" ho ask
I shook my head.
"iVumber twonty.nlne Is empty," he
said, and tossed a key to tbo waller,
whom I followed at once.
Wo reached the room by two flights
ot stairs. At the door the waiter paus
ed. "Thought he said twenty-nine," he
muttered. "The key is twenty-one."
"Then open twenty-one with It," I
said, "I don't care for the number of the
"No, sir to bo sure, sir," said tho
waiter, nnd passed along a few steps
"Twenty-one," hesald, and unlocked
a door and pushed It open.
"Shall I bring you anything, sir?"
I answered No, and he lelftme, have-
Ing put tho candle on my bureau.
The hour lias come. As I shut the
door a heavy sigh escaped u.e. Alast
that life had become so woful a thing
to mo that I should desire to be rid of
In the dim light of one candle I paced
the floor and thought bitterly of tbo
girl I loved so dearly.
It was In the days of curtain beds.
The bed ln this room was hung with
dark chintz: so wero tho window?.
Over tho bureau was hung a looking
glass, with a portrait of a lady In puff
ed sleoves and high comb, at the top,
by way of ornament. There were four
stuffed chairs, and a brass shovl and
tongs stood guard besides the grato. I
fancied myself lying dead on tbe bed
amidst all these belongings and felt sor
ry for myself. Then 1 took my pistols
from my portmanteau, and leaving tho
door unlocked, for why should I put
the landlord to the tmublo of breaking
It open. I lay down on tho bed, drew
tho curtains, took a pistol in each hand,
and, ns true as I now speak to you, had
the muzzle ot each to a temple, when
some one opened tho door, "There
now, Jessie," said a voice. I told you
you didn't lock It."
"I dirt," said another voice, "and
sent the key to the offlco by tbe cham
I laid tho pistols down and peeped
through tho curtulns. There were two
ladies In the room. One, an old lady
In n brown Irontof false curls, the
other my cruel lady-lovo Jessie Grey.
Fora moment I fancied I must bo dream
ing. "Sure It's tho right number?" asked
"Twenty-one yes," said tho other.
And here Is my band-box. Oh, dear!
"I am not," said Jessie. "I wish I
"You didn't sleep a wink last night,1"
said tho aunt. "Nor you haven't eat
en your meals to-day. You'll go Into a
decline If you go on that way, I'll seo
Dr. Black about you to-morrow.
"I don't want Dr. Black to be called,"
sighed Jessie. I'd rather die."
"What's the matter?" cried the old
lady. "You are not yourself. You
don't eat or sleep, and cry perpetually.
What alls you?
"I am miserable," said Jessie.
"Why?" cried her aunt.
"Oh, aunt," said Jessie, "It'sallyour
fault. You told roe over and over again
that a girl must never Jump at an oiler;
that a man must be refused at least
ouce, or he'd not value a glrll And 1
Jiked him so! And, oht he liked me I
And when he asked me I felt so glad!
I said, Oh; dear, not and be left mo
without a word. And I'm so sorry!
oh, sorryl because I loved blm,
"You little goose I" cried tbe old
As for me, you can fancy how I felt.
I had no thought of sulcldo now. My
desire was to live and ask that question
over again, I pocketed my pistols and
crept down on the other side of the bed.
I stepped toward tho bureau and blvw
out tbe candle. The faint red light of
tbe Are was still In the room. As I
dashed out ot tbe door. I heard two fe
male screams, but I escaped In safety.
"I met the waiter on the stairs.
"Found out the mistake, sir," "I'm
very glad that Is, It don't matter.
Here H something for your trouble, and
1 gave hlra.a five dollar bill.
He said, "I tbank ye, sir;" but I saw
that he thought roe crazy. He was con
firmed In his opinion when' as I pasted
to the door of my room, I cried:
"Heaven bless tweuty-one? It's a
But 1 never was saner than I was then,
nor half so happy.
Of cour-e, I proposed to Jessie tho
very next day, aud I need not tell yon
her answer was uot "O, dear, no;" and
that's why I call tww.ty-ono my lucky