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VOL. .11., Ho. 38. LEUIOnTON, OA.RBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1874. SINGLE COriES, THREE CENTS
7. 0. Fredlrlrl, Singer Sewing Machine and Jn.
iurqn,next to K, II. Snyder's, Pint street.
XL B.VIDD0S, Shattng, ITair Culling and Sham
pooing, under Exchange Hotel, Dank street.
Boot und Shoe Makers.
Charles Yeniwr, neurit opposite the pctl-cjjice, Bank
street; alto, dealer in Confectionery.
Clinton Dretney, in Levan't building. Bank street.
AH ordert promptly fitted work warranted.
Haustaan A Kuhns, oppodte Obert's store, Bank
street. AU ordert promptly JiUed.
Dry Goods and Groceries.
Z. n. Long, Of p. L. 4 8. Depot, Dank st., dealer in
Hardware, Qutcnixarc, Laditf Drat Gooxlt, fr.
X, A. Beltsf Leockel's Block, Bank St., Dry Good),
Groceriet, Quuntware, Carpel), Oil Clotlit Coal
II. Snyder, Bank street, Dry Goods, Xoltont,
Dress Goods, Groceriet, Queensviart,llarduiare,dc.
Drug! and Medicines.
A.J Burling, first doorabore 1". O., Bank street
OOt, iui'ntr, rtrumery, Patent Medicines, Cc.
9?. P. Bemmel, nearly opp. Kichange Hotel, Bank
street, Culiivatorl, Out, Paints, Guano, die.
'.Thomas Alants, " Exchange," tpp. TuMlo Bqua, e,
Bank st. iufronqge tolicited.
y. Bchvarti, Bank street, dealer in all kindt of
.Furniture. Oqffint made to order.
Clauss A Bra, Bank., street, sad deatertiinGenW
Famishing Goods, Daolt, Shots, Halt, Capt, fc.
Thomas 8. Beck, P. ,0. building, Bank St., Gent l
Purnithing Good), Halt, Capt, School Bookt, tc.
Mrs. B. Fath, Bank street, 2nd door below the 11.
E. Charch. Xotiomand Trimningt
Physician and Surgeons,
for. 0. 8. German, corner of Bank and Iron stree s
Consultation in English and German.
iDr. N. B. Kebrr, next door to P. 0., Bank street.
CoruuWitwn in Jinglith and German.
.Jos. Obert, Bank st, racking, Curing and Smoking
EttalMthmtnt. AUordert promptly filled.
J. Fatiinger A Bon, Bank st, deafen in flour and
Peed, Groceriet, Pruitt and Vegetables.
Watchmaker and Jeweler
,A. Q. Dolleumayer, South street, ebote Bapk rU
Dealer inWalches, Clocks, Bingt, dc
ATT0KNBY AND COTJNSELLOB AT LAW,
1I1NI BISIIT, LlUIOBTOX, Pa.
Heat Estate and Collection Agency. W1U Buy and
81I Utsl Estate. Conveyancing neatly done. Col
lections promptly' made. Betting Estates of De
cedent, a specialty May "be consulted In English
and German. Nov. 2.
JNO. JO. UBRTOLSTTE,
..ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
'Orncx First National Bank BuiloUncVnd Floor
UXVCU .CBVNKf PlHira.' ,
May bo coutulud In German. apr 18, 1671
JJJD. C. DIMMICU,
U1ST1UCT ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OOlce, oa BaOiCWil, first door below American
Hotel, MauchChunlc,Penn'a. Collections prompt
y made. Not. 23.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
';iiAUon chunk, pa.
Oct'18, 1873. A
J n. DIMMIOK,
Bast Welssport, Pa.
N IV Sales of every description attended to st
reasonable charges. The patronage or the public
Is respectfully solicited. Jin.21,'71.
jgUV YOUR. BOOTS AND SHOES of
Hqnry Campbell, East Weissport,
"Where you cau always get the very best
article at the lowest prlco for cash.
Roots and Shoes made to order and
ueatly'Repatred at short notice and rea.
'sonabjo terms. apr ll-m.3
, Bnromtl HIU, Carbon Co., Pa.
Best of accommodaUons. Exoellent res
taurant underneath. Good stalling attached
OLIVER CRILLEY, dealer In To
bacco, Cigars, Pipes, tc, next door to
Rex's Grocery Store; Susquehanna St.,
Mancli Chunk, re-tpcctfully asks the
people of Lehlghton and vicinity, when
visiting that place to call in and try his
the very best In the market. Every
articles in bis line warranted as repre
sented and at lowest prices. mar28
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT
The roriowlng Companies are Bepresentedt
.Ive'banon Mutual Fire,
Heading Mutual Fire,
Lehigh Fire, and the
Travelers'' Accident Insurance,
Also Pennsylvania and Mutual Ilorse
Thief Detective and Insurance. Com
pany. March 29, 1873.
TTOS. SI. FRITZIIVGER,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Opposite T. D. Glausa' Store,
BilNKtSTREET, LEUIQIITON, Ta.,
respectfully Informs bis friends and the
public, that he has just received a new
and excellont assortment of Men's Wo
men's and Children's Ready-Uado
Soots, Shoes & Gaiters,
Which he will Sell at the Lowest Prices.
ST Hoots' and Shoes made to order,
and Repairing neatly and substantially
tdono at short notice. ap 25-yl
Passengers for Philadelphia will leave Lehlghton
as follows: .
6.00 a. m , via L. V.; arrive at Phlla at 0.00 a.m
TJTa.m.vlaL.AS. " " 11.10 a.m.
T.39a.m.vlaL.V. " " 11.10 p.m.
11.07 p. m. via L. A 8. " " 2.15 p.m.
11.02 p. m. via L. V. " ' 2.15 p.m
2.27 p, m. via L. A 8. " " 8A1 p.m.
4.47 p. m. via L. A 8. ' " 8.20 p.m.
4.44 p. tn.vla. L. V. " " 8.20 p.m.
78 p.m. via L.V. " " 10.30 p.m.
Returning, leave depot at Berks and American
Streets. Phlla., at 7.00, 8.30 and 0.45 a. m.; 2.10
3.30, and 6.15 p. m.
Fare from Lenlgh.'on to Phlhde'phla, (2.65.
Feb.l, 1874. MILLS OLAIIK, Agent
CENTRAL, R. R. OP N. J.
LEHIGH A SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION.
Time Table of June 20, 1874.
rains leave Lehlghton ss follows!
For New York, Philadelphia, Easton, Ac, a, 7.37,
11.07 a. m., 2.27, 4.47 p.m.
For Mauch Chnuk at 10.15 a. m., 1.14, 6.38, and
9 03 p. to.
For Wilkes-Bar re and Scranton atlO.15 a. m., 1.14,
68 p. m.
JtetumingVviTO New York, from station Cen
tral Railroad or New Jersey, fool or Liberty
street, North River, at6.15, 0.00 a. in., 12.4D,
4 Ob p. m.
Leavo Philadelphia, from Depot North Penn'a
R. I! at 7,u0, 0 45 a. m., 2.10, 6 15 p. m.
Leave Easton at 8.30, 10.05, 11.48 a. 35 and
7.15 p m.
Leave Mauch Chunk at 7 JO, 11.00 a. m, 2.20 and
4.40 p. m.
Fo: further particulars, see Time Tables at the
11. P. BALDWIN, Gen. Pattenger Agent.
July 4, 1874.
PIIILADELPIIiA A ERIE RR. DIVISION.
Sumter Time Table.
On and after SUNDAY, MAY 31st, 1874, the
trsins on tlw phllada. A Kile Hit. Division will
run as rollows t
Fist Lira leaveB Philadelphia 12.55 p.m.
" " Harrhburg 6.00 p.m.
" " Wllliamsport 9.00 p.m.
u arr. at Lotk Haven 10.15 p.m.
Eiui Mia (eaves Philadelphia 11.65 p.m
' Harrlburg 45 am.
" " Wllliamsport 8.3iam.
" " Lock Haven 9.45 a-m.
" " Renova 11.10 a.m.
" arr. at Erie 8 05 p.m.
Emmi Mul leaves Philadelphia 8.0) a.m.
" " Harrlsburg 1.20 p.m.
" " Wllliamsport 0 20 p.m.
arr. at Lock Haven 7.30 p.m.
KuoiEl IUrEtls leaves Philadelphia 7.20 a.m.
" " Harrlsburg 10.W a.m.
" " Wllliamsport 2.05 p.m.
" " " Lock Haven 3.10 p.m.
" Renova 4JO pm.
" " arr. at Kane 9.50 a.m
Fuli . Ezrsus lcavea Lock Haven 0 20 a.m.
" Wllliamsport 7.45 a.m.
" " arr. at Harrlsburg 11.45 am.
" " Philadelphia 33i p.m
Eui Mail leaves Ei le 110 a.m.
M Renova 0.15 p.m.
" Lock Haven 10JJU p.m'
" " Willlatuiport 12.10 a.m.
M arr. at HarrUburg 4 30 a.m.
" " Ihiladelphla U.15an
Elhie Mm leaves Lock llaven 8.00 a.m.
" " Willlauisport 9 JO a.m.
M arr. at Harrlsburg J ,40 r.tn
" " Philadelphia 66p.m.
XliOAIl Ezntss leaves Kaue 9,00 a.m.
" " " Renovo 405 p.m.
" " " Lock Haven 625 pm.
" " Wllliamsport 6.60 p.m.
" arr at Harrlsburv 10,55 p.m.
" " , " Philadelphia 2M .m.
Mall East connects esst sud vest at krle Kith L
8 A M S It W and at lrrineton with Oil Creek and
Allegheny K It W.
Mall West 1th oast and west trains on L S A M
8 It . and at Corry and Irvlneton with Oil Creek
and Allegheny R H '.
Elmlra Mail aud ButLilo Rzprefs make close
connections at Ullllamrport with N C It W trains
uorth,and at Harrlsburg with N O KW tralu.
south. V Jl- A. JlALtlH IN.drn'l Supt.
UOJI1AS A. WILLIAMS.
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Nearly opposite the Post-office
BANK BIREET, LebJghton, Pa.
Having commenced business, as above. I
respectrully announce to the cltisens or Lehlghton
and vicinity that I am prepared to do ell work In
my line in the neatest aud most substsntlal man
ner, at prices tuiiy as low as tuo same work can
bo otaiued In Philadelphia. A splendid assort
ment or CIIILDlta.X'S and MISSES' U EAR of
the best makealwars on hand. A trial it tnlx-ttj
and satllactlon guaranteed.
sr J lie trade supplied with all kind or
at lowest prices. July 4, 1871.
1licapctit I'laco In Toival
The undersigned respectfully Informs
his friends and the citliens In genera!,
that bo has Just received a large and
elegant assortment of
SILVER PLATED WARE,
Jewelry, Gold Pens,&c.
Which he Is offering at very
tOW PIIICES FOR CASH 1
Also, Agent for the celebrated
Spectacles & Eye-Glasses
The very best In the market.
Nearly opposite the P. O.,
Bank St., Lehighton.
June 0, 1874
JQn. X. B. IMSllEK,
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN AND SUROKON,
Office, Hint Street, nelt door above the Postoltliv,
Lehlghton, Pa. Office Hours Parryvllle each day
rom 10 to 12 o'clock; remainder of day at oiucala
Uhlghtoi. Nor S3, '72,
Making Love in the Dark
"Won't some ono mark my lines for
me, please? My quilting looks much
llko Mrs Partington's turpentine
walks," and Mary Norrls talsed a pret
ty, laughing face, to the assembled com
pany, which consisted of the elite of
Brownvllle, with Bomo of the lower
strata. The little village boasted not of
Its numbers ns It did of its pretty girls,
and Mrs. Goodwin was rc9olved to Imvo
her quilt finished by fair means or foul,
and, being desperate, had scraped
Browuvlllo for her qullting-bee. The
usual gossip was at Its height when it
was Interrupted by the appeal of Mary
Norrls to Mrs. Goodwin, whose Interest
It was to keep the lines perfect, and to
keep tho social machinery In running
order. So she bustled about, and soon
got Maty to work again.
"I wonder," said Jennie Haskins'lf
Masy Fiazicr Is coming to-day?"
"Goodness knows; she Is terribly fash
ionable and aristocratic," returned one
of tho lower set.
"O, shelscomlntr." Interrunted the
hostess; "she promised me not to fall,
and she Is such a quiet, undemonstratlro
little thing that eho will accomplish a
srood deal, even If she does come late."
"She wouldn't be fashionable aud
like city people If she came as early as
the rest," put In another of tho lower
strata "For my part, I wish she
would stay away entirely. We can livo
without such stuck-up--"
The sentence remained unfinished,
for at that moment the lovely face of
Mary Frazler looked in upon them with
a pleasant smile. In her quiet manner
siio glided In at a side door, removed
her hat and gloves without dlsturblDiz
tho hostess, and then sui prized them.
Mrs. Goodwin greeted her warmly,
and, as usual, with much fuss aud bus
tle, she was seated at tho quilt, whero
her 6light, deft Augers, as Mrs. Good
win had predicted, soon beenn to trace
line after lino In her exquisite and neat
fashion, and to outdo many who had
All the people who could be picked
into pieces were, and llrownvllla had to
pass through the social feminine mangle
customary upon such occasions and yet,
strange to say, survived. After tea the
gathering of the rustic swains besan.
Among them camo handsome Dr. Col
lins aud his old friend, Dr. Peters. Of
course the entire unmarried portion of
the uther sex were scttlnt their caps for
tho handsome young physician, aud
were doing all they could to Increase
his vanity and spoil him genirally. Up
on tho present occasion ho joined right
merrily in the games, romped with l
Mary Norrls, and paid moro than ono
loricit upon lier red, pouting lips. In
deed, ho seemed to revel In sweets, for
the most of the girls, thoueh makinp a
show of resentment when he kissed
them, evidently sought or cliallenuerl
such liberties all but quiet little Mary
Frazler, She stole Into out-of-the-way
corners, and moro than onco she slipped
out of the hands of those that ooucht to
drag her Into their plays. It was whis
pered again that sho was to aristocratic
to mingle with common herd, though in
truth, from having been reared In a
city, sho was unprepared to permit such
liberties. Her delicate nature shrank
lrom becoming public property. Her
Hps were reserved for him who should
win her love, and were not to be dcec
rated. Rut that sho also had cast long
ing eyes upon the handsome young
physician, was not to bo denied. Yet
oven the most careful observer had not
been able to detect the fct a higher
color or sudden bounding of the heart
at the sound of his voice, when ho ad
dressed her In tones always deferential
aud polite, as if ho was Just a little fro
zen or awed by her manner.
Mirth reigned fast and furious as the
evening waned. Chairs were overturn.
ed in the boisterous game of blind-
mau's-blulr, while dressess and sashes
suffered sadly. The doctor, seeing
Mary Norrls dash out of tho front door,
resolved (upon tho spur of the mo
ment) to seize tho time to disclose his
love. Such an event had been ono of
the things of the fnture, if at all; until
now he had not given much thought
about It; but her sauey black eyes and
sweet, warm kisses had completed his
enthrallment. Out under tho vine-coy
' ered porch of tho Goodwin cottige,
where he could distinctly trace the soft
outlines of his lovo In her fleecy white
dress, ho followed, and, gaining her
' 'Mary, I must Joave now. I have a
patient to visit yet to night, but I can
not tear myself away without telling
you'how much I lovo you."
One little hand was clinging to the
trellis as ho spoke, and, dimly tracing
tho coveted member, ho forcibly pos
sessed himself of It, while hisother arm
stolj softly around her slender waist.
Willi an air of timid surprise, all unllko
tho Usual spontaneous demonstrattvo
nesiof Mary Norrls, tho young girl
dropped her head and murmured:
'1 I did not think"
"You did not think I loved you? Is
that It my sweet girl? Well. I do sln-
' cetely. Rut, Jfary, I am no adept at
1 lovo making, and I presume I am very
brosquo. Yet, will you be my wife?"
"Surely you cannot mean it? You
have never shown mo the slightest pref
erence." was whispered back, as her
I heal dropped still lower.
I "Never shown tho slightest prcfer
i ence? Is, it possible that UDder my
I careless and light exterior you did not
detect a more serious meaning': But I
, sm waiting for an awnser," and he
i lent down to catch the timid "Yes."
The night was moonless and dark
so much so that the doctor could not
feee, as ho longed the blushing face
of his Mary. Ho kissed at random,
and being determined to leave tho seal
of betrothal on her Hps, kissed first her
ear, then her cheek, and after meander
ing all about, at last settled upon her
sweet lips, which were turned tempt
"God bless youl" ho whispered.
"To-morrow evening I may come and
foe you, I suppose, and then we can
adjust our happy future?"
Just then the shouts of some lasses
who had been chased out of tho back
door and around the gravelled walks
by their rustlo admirers startled the
lovers. Dr. Colllnskissed his affianced
again, end dashed away before ho was
discovered. Of course he "walked up
on air," aud It is quite likely bis pre
scrlption for tho Invalid was a little
mixed. But after ho had gained tho
quiet of his own room, he lay awako for
a long time reflecting upon the stupend
ousstephe bad taken. Somehow ho half
regretted that he had been so hasty and
he communed with himself.
"I am afraid be thought," that ray
mother and sisters will think her a little
hoydenlsh. J?ut It cannot be denied
that she is beautiful and shrewd, aud
if transplanted into a moro refined soil
will Impruvo. How sho seemed to melt
when sho found I loved her, and how
changed her manners. I confess I ex.
pected lier to accept my wooing with
her old tlmo half defiant and saucv dash.
But lol sho becamo sweetly womanly
tender and gentle. I could feel her
pliant form tremble and thrill in my
arms, and her timid 'yes' was given
with a sob. By Jovel I had no idea
tho child loved me so much; and I shall
always be eood to the sweet girl. She
shall be tho very apple of my eye."
With this resolve, Dr. Collins floated
Into dreamland, to rehearse over again
the little love passage In the rustic porch
ol Mrs. Goodwin and beneath tho twin
ing morning-glory vines. Tho follow
ing day passed for him wlthfeaden feet.
He longed to see Mary Norrls In her
new character of his affianced bride.
That she would bo gentle and sweet
with him, now that they were engaged,
ho did not doubt, and be felt be should
like berbetterwhena trlflo toned down.
So the early shadows of evening found
him at the door of the Norrls mansion.
Mary wast the piano. He could dis
tinguish her voice In some peculiar
strain. No doubt this was only a ruse
to cover her natural coufuslon. A ser
vant showed him In, and ho Instantly
discovered that Mary was not alono.
A masculine friend from a neighboring
village was devotedly leaning over her
and turning the music. The closing of
tho door announced him. Mary start
ed up from the instrument, and without
the slightest deepening of tho roses up
on her cheeks, and as simply and na
tural as over, came forward, greeted
him, and Introduced "her friend Mr.
The hot blood surged Into the cheeks
of the doctor, and he attempted to ex
press bis disappointment and ardor
with one eloquent glance, but It fell en
tirely short of Its mark. As It .uncon
scious of their near and new relation
to each other, Mary Norrls ran on in
her merry Jest and rallery until be be
came thoroughly out of humor, and es
poused the contrary side of every ques
tion, and at an early hour took bis de
parture. When In the hall, where tho
girl accompanied hlra, ho turned upon
nor with words of reproach.
"now could you admit that fellow to
night when you expected me?"
"I beg your pardon Dr. Collins," she
replied hpr saucy black eyes dancing.
"You are very much mistaken. I did
not expect you to-night, and "that fel
low Is one of my dearest friends."
"Mary, you aro trifling with me.
Have you forgotten what transpired In
the veranda only last night?"
"That of Mrs. Goodwin to be sure."
"You must bo insano, doctor, or aro
laboring under some hallucination. I
was not in Mrs. Goodwin's veranda
with you for a single moment last night;
and if you made any engagements with
any young lady at that time and place,
it was not with your humble servant."
"Not with youl" he gasped, palo to
the lips. "Who tho deuce was It, thon,
I should like to know?"
"I can't say. You should not bo
careless, doctor. No doubt some fair
Brownvllle girl la this moment looking
her eyes out while you aro wasttngyour
time with me. But I must go back, or
Charley will bo Jealous. Yet stay. I
have ono trifling bit of confidence for
you. Wo aro engaged."
"Certainly. Don't I know it?" he
exclaimed, seizing her hand, with a
suddenly radiant face.
"Knew It, and had tho audacity to
call my Charley 'fellow,' and to be an
gry because I did not deny myself to
him on account of your stupidity in
thinking that under Mrs. Goodwin's
porch you had informed me of your in
tended visit? O, goodnessl what a co
quette you must believe me to be."
His hands fell away from hers sud
denly, and his voice was husky as ho
"I congratulate you. Good-nlgbt."
Out in the silent and dull village
street ho ground his teetli, and used
some very Intricate and harsh words
against himself, the worst of which per
haps was that bo might be consldpred
"an ass." He went directly to bis of
fice, and Dr. Peters noticed the chango
in bis manners, and kindly inquired
what was the matter.
"Any bad news, my boy?" he nsked,
Jocosely. ' 4 You look as though you had
been having a caso of double connip
tions, and did not know what to do with
"I am an unmitigated fool, that's all
I've gone and engaged myself."
"To be married? Not that, hey?"
"Yes, Just that, old fellow," nnd ho
sank Into a chair with a most disgust
Dr. Peters looked at him for a mo
mcnt,and then burst Into an uncontroll
able fit of laughter.
"Why, the deuse take ItP'he said, as
soon as he could get his breath, "ono
would think you were doomed to be
hung. I give you my word that If I had
gone so far as you have, I should try
and look more cheerful."
"Good heavensl how can I? Listen
for a few moments. As I said before,
I am engaged to be married, but I swear
to you I don't know to whom."
The old physician 6at up, his face
suddenly elongated, and he stared at
his partener In pills with open-eyed as
tonishment. Presently ho said to him
self: "The boy Is mad ns a March bare."
"No, I am not wish to thunder I
was." He related minutely everything
that bad occurred under tho porch and
screening vines at Mrs. Goodwin's and
continued, "Whoever I mistook for
Jary Norrls evidently believes In and
loves me. Sho solemnly yielded herself
to my caresses as my betrothed wife,
thinking that I worshipped her, and
her only." Dr. Collins groaned, and
ran his fingers through his hair until
each particular fibre stood on end. Ills
partner vainly attempted to control his
llslbles. One glance at tho disconso
late visago of bis frlind was too much,
and (to use Ulbernlanlsm) he let off a
roar that shook the very foundations of
Brownvlllo, and It was a good half-hour
before he could sufficiently control him
solf to give his friend the comfort and
advice be needed.
"No doubt," was the reply, "It Is a
laughable matter,and Its ridiculous side
exceedingly funnyjbut for tbellfe of me,
doc, I can't see It. -dndnow, as a gen
tleman and man of honor, what am I
Dr Peters whlped bis eyes, settled
himself to considering for a tlmo before
replying, and then said:
1 "If I were in your place, should first
find out to whom I was engaged, sad If
she proved agreeable, or rather desir
able, I should marry her, unless my
heart was firmly set on Mary Norrls."
"Fortunately that spell is broken. I
seo that I was merely Infatuated. Be
sides, I find that sho Is already engag
ed. Bat that does not mattef now.
Suppose I find the young lady the very
revorso of my expectations and hopes.
What shall I do then?"
"Mako yourself so disagreeable and
exacting that you drivo her to the ex
tremity of Jilting you."
"That advice is very sound, no doubt,
but how in tho name of common senso
am I to find the girl?"
"You would make a poor detective.
Evidently her name Is Mary. If I un
derstand you correctly, you called her
that alone, with a few pot epithets
"I had not thought of that."
"Well, thluk over all the gfris In
Brownsville by the namo of Mary, and
the ono most likely to be she. Then
visit her at onco. There is Mary Car
ter." "It wasn't sho, "interrupted Dr. Col
lins, with a gesture of disgust.
"How do you know)1 Remember you
shot in the dark."
"Don't you think I should know if I
was hugging a saw-log? Didn't I tell
you her form was slight and delicately
"O, if you had ocular demonstration
of tho fact I yield. Might it not havo
been Mary Lowls?"
'No. She is too tall."
"Then cfearly It is, as I bad suspect
ed, Mary Frazler, and I congratulate
you, my dear boy, having so stumbled
upon a happy fate In the dark. She is,
without doubt the dearest little woman
in the world, nnd a perfect lady with
al." The handsome facoof the young phy
sician cleared, and he reddened visibly,,
as he answered:
"I h ad not thought of her other thaa
to admire her gentle and sweet manner,
and radiant, Intellectual face. Somo
how sho Is always so reticent and retir
ing that I have found it rather bard to
get ou with her."
"If you had boen better read in tho
ways of woman, this would hare con
vinced you that she was more interested
In you than she was willing to acknowl
edge, oven to herself."
"A thousand thanks, doc. I confess
that you have helped me wonderfully,
If It is indeed the lovely Mary Frazler
to whom I am affianced, and by whom
I bellovo myself greatly beloved, I will
try not to be wholly miserable.'
Tho next evening, according to tho
advice ho had received, Dr. Collins call
ed upon Miss Frazler. As she arose to
greet him, a sudden uplifting of a pair
of soft brown eyes and upsurging of tho
tell-talo blood convinced him that bo
was upon tho right track.
"Of course," he said, taking her
band and looking down into, her timid
nnd blushing face, "you expected mo
last night?" ' 1
"Certainly; and I presume I ought to
glvo you a lecturo for not coming," sho
replied, smllltng sweetly through tbo
''I most surely deserve it. But yon
aro aware ono Is never certain of a phy
sician, His time Is not always at his
command, and you must be confident
pressing engagements kept me from this
dearer ono," lie blushed as be said tho
words, though be found It no hard task
to again seek the lips of the lovely girl,
Dr. Peters, Mary Norrls and "her
Charley" danced not many months
afterward at the wedding of Mary Fra
zler and Dr. Collins, who could not help
drawing comparisons between the two,
and most favorable to bis own sweet,
gentle wife. And as the years go by
he ceases not to thank fate for tbe rare
gift bestowed upon him in the dark.
FEAnLY PiiovEims. Many a man's
vices have at first been nothing worse
than good qualities run wild.
When the tree is fallen every man
goes to it with his hatchet.
To a gentleman every woman is a
lady, In right of her sox.
Diligence Is a fair fortune and indus
try a good estate
A laugh Is worth a hundred groans
In any market.
Whenever tho speech Is corrupt, so Is
Butter down) as the goat remarked to
himself when ho saw the farmer's wlfa
crossing tho field.