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TERMS INVARIABLY eilfrll
Pmfessi.enal aa Badness Cubs.
triddwrg TOWANDA, PA.
JOHN F. SANPERSON.
OP PIC E.—Means Butldlni (erreiPias - 011 Store)
42w. War. LITTLE,. .
O. ATTOSSE TS-4T-LA ir, TOWANDA, PA
Office in Patt..n•x Pock. eor. Main and Bridge-Sta.
Towanda, pa„ April
GEORGE D. STROUD,
ATTOSSIT A.N.p corssEz,,Loß-ATZAW.
Oftce—]fain-st,',foar doors North of Ward
Practices in Sni,resne Conn
of Fennsylvarda and United S TOWANDA, PA.
D UT STREETER.
OVERTON & MERCUR,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
'IOWA.); DA EA.
°flee over ilfon•aayes Store. tram=
6VERTON. RODNEY A. INTE.ErtrE
ATTORSET-A r-LA fr
OTTICZ Qr. Eli DAYTON'S STOTIE, TOWANbA., - rs
April 12, t 871.
ATTORNE T-L4 TV. •
011ete Met era's Mort,
E. J. ANGLE,
TrORNET-.4 T-L1 Tr
Oface with Davie. A: Carnewban, _Towanda, ra.
- ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office flrst d,or with of C. B. Patch £ r. , sec
ond floOr. ' Noy. Iy. "74.
E. L. ITILLIS,
ITTORNEY-AT-1. AW. •
TOWA NVA. PA. •
Office 'with Smith & liontanye. apv
A TT027.2C*1" AN!) r6r.VSELOR-AZ-LA
°Met' OVer 1;,,k St‘tre, ta-u door& north c.f
g t ev , ns tit 1-mg Pa. limy t.v ec,itstittcd
n Gel tnan. .r April S., - 76.)
31 cPILEIISOM KIN_
TOWANDA, PA. umee. In Tracy & N bt<'> Mock
Jan. In.. 1,74. •
lI. W. TL \ I. X7r
M N PAIV. ° I' R I' S. . E U T d
to a'l entritt..l t :Its tare In Bra , lfortl.
E , 4llran And Wypnilng CountSes. n1:11 ENg.
&TTOIZN ET-AT-T. AW,
Ct.,::e-.;tlOus protnp:ty a!tengled to.
f ERTO: & ELSBREE. ATTOB. , .
TOWANDA, PA. - Navin: en
in the wt,,! Regi,trr -, cr. t yrt..
F. tb F.IT , ,S,'An. (31T , t•.-ELSBRF.F..
INIAD I TJI4 4ke . . tr .A , 1.4 I F.F,;
73 4 " t• TiCrofrs 'Pock, first door moitli of the First
Aii ,, :.747 bark. up- , .a17 ,- .
a. J. ;DILI.. rl3ll3-7.31 y; J. N. CALIFF.
DLEY & PAYNE,
A TTORNE YS-.4 T-LAIT,
C. 1. TI:AcY Ali: STREET
- lOWANDA. YA
AYTORSEY AT LAW,
A VI ,
r. S. CO:YOSISSICYNER. -
OCier—Norm Side rehiic Scieare,
IVIES h. CARNOCIIAN,
ATTCyr:ETS AT LAW,
R C 13 It -BLOCK
• Is prepared to practlee all brar.eb.nt of tla
prof.- , slop. - _ -
I.Vta,. • . mr.e.crit ELocK, (entranCe on son:
11 , 1e1 TovrANtv.k. P.A. flan 6-76. •
TOWIIId I . *.
tit:tn.:on Park strret. north side l'ub!ic
1);:ct House. '
pit. -S. M. WOODBL7IIY,
c tan and Surgeon. O!ice OTer 0..1,. Black's
Tov. - anl2. May i.
PAI NE- M. I) can be con
j. snlte4 at 1)r. H. r. l'ouTEtr% Druz Storo,
IlvltirlD . tO I; A. at.. awl fr.m 2t04. F. Spacial
izilPlt todl Hit, Eye at;tl Ear.
T,ka - allaa. , th - t. 19. •764 r.
R. T. B. 'JcsTINSON,
P I'S %VIA S 4S - SCR. 1
.7 ESP X,
Off - .-:z over Dr. Porter & Snr.'.. , l)rc;,.StQfe, Towanda.
I\l D. I. Dt)DSON, DENTIST.
A. it. (4n and After Sept. '2l, may be found In the
elegy... new r10.•!114 lril l'nnl 11..0r of pr. Pratt's new
otle.. ~ , n ! ,, ate Street. Business sollette , L
s•-, 5.3-74 , f.
AXT B. KELLY,-I)r.yrisT-Office
I - • over M. E. ligsentield - s, Towar.da, Pa.
Teeth In-ette.l "n Gold. Silver, Red ,her. atA. Xl
ummuea;letse. Teeth extracted without yain.
Orf.'34-7:. ' -.
pR. R. c. M. STAN LT, DENTIST,
ll;Aring ter:lave:l his Dental offirc it:to 'I racy
mes:ra new Lde.ek. over Kent & Wartotre store,
. is now I:n:rued to do all kinds or dental work,
He has Int in a new gas apamtus.
"TILE iv; IrA.TI7 ON, Agerits for
ECTICUT Mi*Tr .AL LIFEINSTRANCE'
com r •
CM , • Nn. 3 k rarton.'s 1310:1:: Bridge Sts.
Mirth 3x-71. -
rA ; AN3I.A. INSURANCE AGENCY.
Mnai S! reef, nr, Thuile. the Comet !!pate
NOBLE k, VINCENT,
RELIABLE AND FIRE TRIED
COmpau . tes revreunteci
0. - MOODY. BLACKSMITH.
"Nos all buds pf l irorte la bLs
Aftsb,:E-StiO.F.!AG A SPECIALTY.
alseisseeL foci treated. Ifsaufaetures the eels
Ilbop on Flout Road, near old Agrtcult. Warts.
Towire Jan. -
S..W. ALYORD, Publisher.
;T -1 ( - i 1999
r_THE WORKING CLASS,
Weire prepared to furnish all chutes 'with
constant employmentat home, the whole of the
time, or for their spare Unmet& Business new.
light and profitable.. Persona of either sex easily
earn room an cents to 1.; per evening, and a Propor
tional sum by devoting their whole time to the bits-
Inese. Boys and girls earn nearly as matt as men.
That all who see this notice may send their ad
dress, and test the business, we make this unpar
alleled offer: To such as are not well Whiled we
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ing. Full particulars, samples worth several dol
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permanent, profitable work, address OtOtt6ESTIN.
SON & Co., Portland. Maine. Jer:AV. '
FARM AT PRIVATE SALE.
A Farm of 100 acres within g 4 miles of To
wanda Borough. on a good level road leading from
Towanda to Munmeton. with plenty of good Fruit
-'apples. pears, peaches. plumbs, cherries. grapes,
ike..-2 apple and 1 peach orchard. A grad frame
dwelling house, with 11 rooms and 4 cellars, with.
water In the hett-e brought front a valuable spring.
through pump lcrs, also running water in the
barn yard the year round supplied from the same
spring. One good underground stone basement
stable. for Loma or cattle. also 2 horse . harm--rote
Vind corn house—poultry-yard and underground
chickery and other. int blinding& 75 acres im
proved the balance in .accods. The Land is. well War
Ivrea. and Iles to the east, and under a good 'spite
of cultivation. and within 20 minutes tide of the
village. It ii owned by a .gentleman residing in
Towanda, who on account Of advanced years, de
sires to go out of the farming intslness. It can be
lylight any time between this and April next fnr
f.le per acre. Possession given April Ist 1577. Ad.
rites J. Andrew Wilt, - Attorney-at-Law, Towanda,
OR SA LE.—A Farm of 34 acres,
On Holton Rill. in 3.lonroe twp.. all !Rimmed.
A goc4 Howe and Barn, and nice young orchard
thereon. Well fenced with stone and stumps.
For particulars, enquire of Peter Vangvtrdor, on
the premises. Jan4-tf.
VA 31 FOR SA L E.—The Farm
12 lately owned by Matilda Vangorder. of A sy
lam Orp. to crered at private sale. The farm egn
tain., acres. all Improved. well arateredland retie;
rd ; f:ve tulles (rem Toaanda. and conveniont7to
school and chnrrh. For term... kr.. ingnire of PE
TER VA IiGORDER, Liberty Corners. E. IL OE
LONG. near the preznises, or G. L. DULL. 310n
rcp2ton., Oct.., ':c-id.
SA LE.—A farm of 100 acres,
63 troptsered. sontli-wcst part of E.tilitlalield
I , mnsLip. Brad fccd I'a. Two orchards '
grr,fted hou , e of 11 roomt, arranged for ot.e
or two fatniilm two barns. For particulars,
re on said Frew liwes, or of
r()R SALE AT A BARGAIN.-
rand farm. - ern:lathing Fa arre.c,iat)rsrell
rxt.ol-nt fruit, a g0. , 11 hrlust, ID%
w tI adapt"' to tither er (11ry
Trrr,s to sal: purchase?. Erlutn. of
.1011.4 BLACK. •
Oct. 361. ta7g.
I liar,: atzfp a large' oa n Lich I now 11Tc,
whim I nlll 411 than..
TOW ENTS: To CO !IR ESI'ONI)
WITH THE WARD TIMES—A rnnlb.rof
trabi , d.a - ,!.fnc houses for rent. lora:v.(lbn Main
e*trect, near the tinniness centre or the-Borm - gh.
AlNa. scvn_ral dr.,;1114, suitable fur rneckaulra
and 1a:..... .
Prfros re.lueel tnrorr , pcnft with the hard tirnex.
.I , , , p'sy to ANOVA:Ik* WILT. 0?.1r,1 n -
Stort. l'ato•fc, ,
( - 1(10 CAN'T BE MADE BY
tr • over"' azont orory'nionth In the but:-
Got tto‘e 'tilling tom rk cant•a•-
tly are a tioleh arx, a <L! tight In their .own
liave no more r.r.uni to explain - here.
.1. , plva.an• atad WomPo, tons
t!!r!, , ‘ tin a. well rt men. •We 'will furnl,h ccu
fin; at free. The busine s s .ray,,
11,n:. a hyl t;n: Wn etl lair ill.eo a of
'raring free. Write and see;
Farat-r, and m..rlhanics. their sons and daughters:.
and all . in need of jo . ylnt; work at home.
1 , 1 :lid leant all a...ont thf." work at
nt't: ;:gokra, Nlatrie. •Jat12.5.-77.
"7 3 W"k !" AZ.Pntg. $lO Outfit Frre
. • P. u. VlrliEltY. Ntatn••.
QERLEY'S OYSTER BAY AND
ErnOPEAN 111)I"SE.—A few do. , rs sown or
Mex.< Board by ttir day or vrerq: on
rea,c):,3l , le weals Ferud at ant... Yr.
llas op. , :mrd a lirrspl•ni for strk and Itisoas.,l !TorsPs
at Tow - an , la, Pa. Horses rec, , tved for treattr.ent
for tip. folnau Ing diseases: Volt fista!a. a!!
atoi canc,rtns sores. worts awl taunt:, of all
4! .-yes, wind pr.r's• spaslas of
1 . .11 linsd !..nes; lameness cured (hunch not
rerror de , s or gve!-e 12 , e1; thouid.•r
s .tr,,,tm, or, .•, ; -% and ail
I.;ntazi , ms: L l'h"Png' l.! horses
soeth—an otserwlon that ii erVt•+thn ar tentlun and
a;•prohati ,, n of 114r.Crrie-2Lld , peratlOLS which
Impr , ve. ibr ag.• and et nit: r.ENing . years to
sio-It liver; d.. - 1.i1.,. 11.1r1.:1r4,5; amt. str..!ghtenlim of
tails: castration of all hones and cots (none eX
c-,Te,l). For a s,all_ of this kind he Las all the
co:zvenienro.. Timr , c:tii 'or mt exhildllon at tits
t•~• the role rr,trpi=te ;‘,.aromy of the tir-e to
(:ontalning all of flu, t 47 boner). and
tuany rat,. of of surgery perform , d by him.
I! Nreerod s, - . , r1 - Icl.-i or a. S..l.Lwis. V. S..
;And by 7,,n:!ern.nl7 . 4eTvirt - infrit and_ strict .tttn
tia.., to hu,lnt.ak, hopo td merit the cstertn and
, st ,p,,t atlen of the public, at.d Inalett a littoral share
of r patroto;se.
57,,4-tal at:en:lon given to ill - easrs of }torn Cattle.
I.Elet.; wit: Tait patients at any di,tanms fur
rvasAmahle pay. E1.0.111113ati , 11:, and ecaisult.atlons
duly Z 7.-6
at Nitin gE MIT'S .I,IVERT STA ITL C
Twman.ln. DP , . 21. 157 G
THE FARMERS' ;MUTUAL
11 ISSURANCE CO., OF TUSCARtPIA,
ls c:x ssalug perp.tusl policl. on •
FARM PROPERT`: ONLY.
Each Memi,er rays a fe , s, at the time of fmttritgt
r I”.zolent3: exr?nses of the Co..
after sclaeb nn tosfiser rayment is revitr,l. except
to meet a , taz tee atno72 - .the membership.
Thk 1 , 13 , of luurance for FARM
is eowt...; rapidly. into fAr. or.
:fa , * of I.;:vOri",x. SPIUNG YIILL. PA.
The Aceu: cauraqs the Townships of Tova
v.:a. Pike. He:Tick. Wyalushg. ..focputn,. Terry
Standit,:f and farmers In those Town
lava A - 61...ng Insurance or Information. clay ad
A. B. St73I'SER, Ser. and AC . ..,
Sprinz 8111, Bradferd
M". M. SBITMWAY. Prea.q ., et.,7411n
" Y ANT'S POPUL.in
Front the dts-miry tr ,E , 71. preceded by a skrtch
'pr , s•Cistortc pertoct tr.tt age of the tuoune
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT AND SIDNEY
Fo;ty Iltnstratcl with Ortg:nal dell ;n4, to he tom
] In f^r.r coltun , •4,, 1.3r.t0 octara, 70) pages4bach.
Ann , tr,sig k Co_ publisheilk, 743 & 745,
1;;‘.1,1n - 31 - , N" , ..w York. I
Ju. , l4m. Gr•lteral
1707 t'to - ” , ttitit 5t.. l'6ll:Aelphla.
.1r M. S. (-41N:writs. Ag , nt for Nortliern Prurr.
11ratila, 311 William St., Elmira. N. Y.
BOOK 131NDEIIY.—The public is
JP Respoetfultr Informed that the BookAlth.lery
Ia" !x r •n. rrmoci4l to the HLYottTE.II Buildhrg
third !wry, a hcre wia he done-
In all Its sarlous brahche, on terms' as reasonable
as the -hard t1:::er• RIII allow. The Bindery will
be under the -charge or
An exp,)rl4nerd Binder, and ailwort :-.- , ?will be
promptly done in a ,tylt and manner which cannot
he eiee'l-d.' 31mde, 312g:utile.% Newspaierrt, Old
ftt.k.t. dm Li,und 1,1.0 vry ftyl e. Part lcular atten
tir.n 'sill l.;; prJd to the Ruling and lil.nding of
to any del,frel pattern, which in quality And dal*
Lllitc le. n-szrantr,L
TOWAI 4 :I)A, PA
O. A. riLABR.
F. H. LEWIS, V. S.,
FAL Linviti. s
HISTORY OF TDE UNITED STATES
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GENERAL BASKING BUSINESS
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SPECTIL CART. GIVZN TO TIiL COLLEVtION 07
NOTES AND Clt*.ClE A.
Ponies u• SEND MONET to any part of
the United oaten. England. Ireland. Se ,:land, or
;he prinetrai cities and towns of Europe, can here
procure drafts foe that purpoee.
Ty. nr tom the Old Comatry, by the best *team or
E-arang link, thrall on band.
IFAMILIZA itOUGHT OTZ.X. AT JITJAVID
highest ":lice paid for U. S., Bonds,
Gold And Silver.
Jos, r 0 WELL.
. . Proskint,
Tn . SEWING ItLCITHE. . •
"Got cm? Don't say to t Which did you get t
0144 the tind . to open and sleet
Own'tt., of titre it? ilow much did yaw pay?
Ma it go with a crank or a treadle? . Say..
imt a single man, and somewhat green
Tell me about Four ireing machine."
Listen, any tiny. and hair all atind
I don't know what I etekald do without It.
I've owned one now for more than a year,
And like It so well I tall tt " iv dear."
the cleverest thing that ever was
Thhrwaaderfai family sewing enachlto.
I'd nine of your angular Whealer things,
With 'lief-shod biak and east-iron wings;
Its wort would bother a hundred of his,
And Is worth i thousand i Indeed' It Is;
And has a way—you needn't stan,—
Of combing and braiding Its own back hair 1
Mine is not anent those stupid affairs
That stands In a corner with what-Hots and chairs,
And makesthat disnial, headachy noise,
Which all the comfort of sewinedestroys;
No rigid contrivance of lumber and steel, '
But one with a natural spring in the . heel. -
Mine is one of, the kind to love, .
And wears a shawl ends wet kid glom,
Has the tinniest epees and a dainty foot,
And,sports the chartninOst s galter boot,
And a bonnet with feathers, mid ribbons and loops,
Willa any indefinite number of hoops.
None of your patent machines for me,
4Julesa Verne Nature's the patentee:
I tike the sort that can laugh and talk,
And take my firm for an evnlng Walk ;
That will do, whatever the owner may choose,
'With the slightest perceptible turn of the screws.
One that can dance—possibly—flirt;
And make a pudding as well as a shirt;
One that ran sing without dropping a stitch.
And play the housewife, lady or witch—
Heady to give the sagest advice,
Or d 4, up your collar and things so nice. 'I.
What do you think of my machine?
Ain't It the nlcert that ever W:l5 seen?
Tlsn't a clumsy, mechanical toy,
But liceh and blorx/ l hear that; my boy!
With a turn for go.sip, and household affairs,
Which Include. you know, the sewing of tares
Tut, tut—don't talk I see you'ie In thrall;
You needn't keep a luktug ao bard at the wall;
I kr.ow wbat your fidgety fumbling% mean ;
Would you like yourself a sewing tnaehtpe?
Well, get one, then--of the tape design
There was plenty left where I got mine.
There were few prettier pictures
than that disclosed in the old rectory
garden on that bright winter morn
ing. Tiptoe, her arms raised to a
branch of glowing holly, her glowing
hair falling from her face over her
sealskin jacket, and her violet eyes
sparkling, was May Westleigh, the
rector's daughter, while within a few
feet of her, watching her efforts With
much amusement and a vast amount
of admiration, stood Thomas Mih
nifty', a handsome young muscular
Christian, attired in a tweedAltilsnri
It is the rortm's,clanghter.
Atyl she has grown so dear, so dear,
• 'That t would ho the jewel
That trembles to her ear.
"Pon'c be absurd, Tom," inter
rupted the lady. "You are a gallant
gentleman, truly, to see a female in
distress and not aid her."
"Hare I not offered six times at
least, '3lav, and been refused ?" •
"And will he again, sir. This is o
the most lovely piece of holly I have
seen this seas.on. anti' I am deter
mined that no other finkers thatimine
shall touch. it until give it to my
dear Jack when he comes this eve
ning. They don't grow holly.,in In
dia. do they, Tom ?"
".No, I think.not." '
"Then itwill hen welcome offering
to an English heart. Oh ! how glad,
bow very f. , ,1a0 I shall be to see the
dear old fellow."
"If you speak so enthusiastically,
May, 'pon my word I shall be jeal
ous," remarked the gentleman.
."Jealon , —you ? and Jack !
sense.. Why, Tom, I lore him like a
brother. We were brought up, you
know, as children together."
"So he told me, NCay,When we met
in India, and he gave me the letter
'of introduction to the rector. In.
deed," proceeded Thomas -!4lilmay,
till inspecting the gathering of the
holly, which persistently clung to its
parent stem, "he spoke so incessantly
about you that I fancied—"
-- - .
"Pray what, sir?"
"That there existed a deeper affec
tion than a - brother's and - -sister's,
"Which 'shows how you were de;
ceived. Talk of women jumping at
hasty conclusions! Men area*thon
sand times worse. There, after all
you must lend me your knife, - Tom ;
the braneh will not - break, it is so
Thomas Milmay produced it again,
offering his services, which, notwith
standing the obstinacy of the holly,
were again rejected. • , • •
"Cut upward,not downward, May',"
be-cried, suddenly stepping forward;
"the knife is, sharp.".
The warning-came too late;, the
keen blade had flashed through the
tough fibres and penetrated May's,
white, slender finger.
It was not a very serious:cut, but
sufficiently so to cause thelitood tä
leap forth. The cry she uttered was
echoed by her eempanion,whose arm
_her dainty waist as
lie caught her hand in his.
"Oh, dearest," he exclaimed in con
cern. "why did you not permit me ?"
"Because," answered May, a little
'pale, "I said no one should touch
this branch but myself, Tom, and no
,one shall. But see!"—and. she held
the holly toward him—"thereili blood
upon it. ' Ws's' bad omen." •
I He glanced at the bow, and truly,
fallen on it, as bright as the berries
them , elves, were a few crimson drops.
"Bad omen, May I" he laughed,
wrapping her wounded' finger in his
handkerchief. "What childishness I
8% - hy, you are absolutely pale. 'Pon
my word, your -concern. Of Jack is
already making me jealous."
"Don't let it do that, Tom,": she
"Why not?" He smiled, amused
at her selfishnesi. • ,
"Because, Tom, you are, I believe,
the best-tempered man I ever knew;
• " But?"; he questioned, fondly re
'FI--am sure you love me so truly
that . were you jealous of any one, I
N. N. SETT Js.
TOWANDA, .1111ADTOP COUNTY; -PAA4MISDAY MORNIN,-OBRUART 2:4 tra.
imagine you would not be"answerable
for year actions."
He_caught her in his .arms and
pressed a kiss on her smooth cheek.
"Mydarling, 'sou are right,"' he
replied, grave,' in his - turn. "If I
thought I should lose.von, or , anoth
er was seeking to win you from me,
I think I should either kill him or
"Now you are, talking pure non
sense, Tom dear. "Let us go in,"
she laughed, and taking his arm they
moved over the crisp, frosty lawns
to the quaint old rectory, a very Jack
in the,green of ivy, which encircled
its highest gables. But even during
the embrace, May bad kept , the holly
branch - Srom coming in contact with
Thomai Milmay, and did - so still.
Was this an omen, tOO
- CHAPTER It
• The clear winter's morning had
given place to a bleak, wintry night,
and the snow dashed sharp and cut
ting in the faces of the rector and his
oldpupil, John Westmacott, as they
whirled along the dreary Scottish
road from' the railroad station to the
_"Now, doctor," exclaimed Jack,
merrily, "let me take the reins while
you tell all the news. Remember the
road ? Aye,`everyVone of it, as if
I had -traveld it but yesterday. How
kind it was of you, on such a night
to come yourself and meet; me. How .
jolly I feel to see old Caithaess again.
What song is it that May used to
sing about there being no place like
home? "Neither is there. And how
is May—bless her heart! r , Older, of
course ; and pretty. I'd swear."
"Well, all the change yo . o will find
in hdr, Jack, is for the better ; and I
have one piece of news that will stir
firise you, perhaps, but I think I will
leave it for May herself to tell, or
your own eyes to read."
Why 'did John Westmaeott start
and grow anxiously nervous for that
news and no other ?
"Nay, doctor," he'remarked ; " re
member how long I:have been away,
and don, tantalize me. What is it ?
Does it Concern—concern:May 1"
"Not so much, Jack. , She is' en
gaged to be married."
John Westmacott gripped the lines
so sharply that the horse reared. It
gave excuse for his temporary silence;
then rather huskily came the interro
"To whom, doctor.?" •
"Your friend', thOmas.Milmay."
"My friend 1" muttered the ex-pupil
between his teeth ; " curse him !"
Then aloud : " !Lora long has she
been engaged, doctor ?"
"Only since you have been on your
voyage home, dear boy, or she would
have written to tell you. You will
have to wish her joy." .
"I do, and"—but this under - his
breath: "r ' - -
It was . so. John Westmaeott had
come-back to the home of his child
hood,the love of his youth. In those
(lays he had termed her his little girl;
:laughingly she had accepted the title.
In nothing had he been more serious.
During all his abs(mee '
for thalfartune he had realized, amid
care and trouble, one idea had upheld
him, the returning to England and
marrying May W i 'estleigh. He had
never doubted that she knew of and
,affection. He had
come "lack to find his happiness scat
tered to the winds.
How he Went' through the evening
that ensued, he never knew. How he.
calthlyiii i ssed the cheek, May, in all
innocency, presented to "herbrother,"
how quietly be listened to the story
of the holly bough, and how he took
Thomas Milmay'whand was a myste
ry never unraveled. All seemed the
act of. another thin himself. Only.
when,he foundhimself unexpectedly
alone with May,, just before leaving;
did he lose . his self-eontroL Flinging
out his hands toward her, he cried,
"May, why have you thus deceived
me ? You knew I loved you. Why
let the returir to be so cruelly disap
pointed? Why of all men did you.
select Thomas Milmay, who knew my
secret ? He is, a crafty coward 'to
have won you from me, but, -by heav
en, he shall, rue his treachery.v.
"Jack!" exclaimed the girl, pale
and alarmed, "what do you mean - ?"
"That I love you, May; have al
ways loved you, must love you to my
-Before she had divined - his intent
he had taken her in his arms, press
ing a kiss on her forehead ; then he
had gone, and the' girl, full of grief,
dropped weeping on a chair. 'A voice.
aroused her. Looking up, she beheld
Thomas Manny by her side. His
face was very white, his brows con
tracted, his lips compressed.
"May," he said, hoarsely, "I have
heard every word. I was yonder—" .
pointing to the conservatory. "What
is all this? What does he mean by
your deceiving him ?"
"Tom, 1, know no more than you ;
unlesS he has taken a childish joke in
seriousness. Papa shall set him all
'.No ; he • has called me a- Coward,.
accused, me of worse. The task must
be mine, and, the explanatidn and
apology must be made to-night." -.
Hemoved away. She tried to stay
him, but fiir once he was deaf to her
voice. The outer door banged, and,
striding over the snow, Thomas Mil
may-followed John West.macott, who,
with a persistency for which his : old
tutor could not account, refuSing a
bed at the factory, had started for
The snow had ceased, but
pest of wind had risen; the leafless
trees seemed like- Wands before it,
and the, waves were heard breaking .
in -- bursts like thunder upon the shore,
knot a mile distant. The sky was
leaded' and drear, only the.earth was
white. A mountain - stream, which.
when the rains or snows came, swelled
into the dimensions of a river, inter
sected the road . to the village, and
rushed and eddied in • whirling foam
between its bank and the sea. Span
ning the flood was a 'rustic bridge,
about v . hieh grew a few firs and lar
It was here Thomas 31i!may over
took John Westmaeott. What passed
,between - them we need not recount.
It was accusation and refutation first,
speedily followed by angry words,
blended with threats. Then there
REGARDLESS_ rizmcwitioN PROM ANY QUARTER.
was a blow, a sharp, short struggle,
and one-matt quitted the spot, while
the'. other 'lay on the .river's link;
with his face on the snow, motion
less and still, by._ his sidea spray of
the 1k:illy branch May Westleigh
that morning had gathered.
..Not proven.' That-was the verdict.
John Westmacott, there was good
reason to believe, had been murdered,
and by. Thomas Milmay. - The two
young men bad quitted the rectory
together, each bound for the village.
Only one, however, Thomas 31ilmay,
bad arrived at the inn, his clothes in
disorder, his manner agitated, his
shirt front blood-stained. The next
morning John Westmacott was mist
Search was made, and not only in
dications-of a - severe struggle were
discovered on the lett bank of the
river, but also theimpress of a man's
body in the snow, and a sprig of hol
ly, a gold seal, and a cane, all of
which were, John Westmacott's prop
erty. But 'the body of John West
macott was absent.'
On behig ,arrested, Thomas Mil
may • conf ssed that he and John.
Westmacott had fought by thabridge,
upon what matter he refused to state.
But he declared that the impress of
the snow was his own ; that he bad
been struck down' insensible by his
opponent; that, on recovery. he bad
found him alone, and, fearing to
alarm the inmates of the rectory, had
gone to the inn.
Some belieied-thiistory. May did
from her heart. Nevertheless, cir
cumstantial evidence was against
him. On such a night, the body of a
min thrown into the river would have
whirled down to and been lost in the
ocean like a whisp of straw..
Still, as nobody could be found,
and direct proof of murder was want
ing,Ple Scotch jury brought in "Not
Proven," and with the brand of -Cain
on his forehead, whieh only the ap.
pearance of John Westmacott in life
_the accused was re
leased, condemned mutely if not
openly by the public voice.
"'Hen what do you think. has be
come of him ?" asked the rector, sad
ly, after hearing Thomas Milmay's
recital of „the quarrel.
• "I cannot imagine, sir, unlesshe
committed suicide," - was the rejoin
der. "He was mad. at the moment.
His accusation, his lana b uage;showed
;it. He was capable of anything:'",
'"What do, yoli intend doing„lray
poor bOy ?"
' "I Shall go abroad," ars r wered . the
young man, gloomily. " What be
comes of me there; is of small conse
''Save to ma, dear Toni," said May,
moving near to him, and lifting her
brave eyes to his. "If you go, it
shall not be alo% • !'
_ . . hesa a •sou ANC
Said . . I have promised' to be your
Wife, ' antrt
-7741 V. 4GC c rer
For some moments hiS emotion'•
was too great for words. Then em
bracing her tendiAly, he . exclaimed :
"Heaven bles:s you for those comfort
ing words, my•darling,. But no; you
shall.not make this sacrifice; you shall
not bear a name shadowed by such
a verdict, Which implies My guilt, not
sufficiently proved for the law to
punish, but equally guilty" _ •
* * *
Two yenta had elapsed,' during
which no intelligence had been heard
of John Wcstmacott, were he living,
nor lately of Thomas Milmay, when
,night, the anniversary : of
John Westinaeott's disappetirance,
the inmates Air the rectory were
aroused by the—deep mplanelioly
boom of the minute gun. It was a
sound, unfortunately, too often heard
on that wild rugged north coast, but
its frequency.did not detcri,be inhab-
itants from quitting their beds, anx
bills to render aid. •
'The rector was ever among the
first on the spot to encourage and re
ward. On that night, despite his
persnasiohs for she grown. very
delicate,' ':Flay, her plaid wrapped
around her, Accompanied him. '
The beach, crowded with men, pre
sented an animated Scene. Beyond
tossed the stormy sea, a's black as the
sky above,, except when the. white
Crests of the waves'llashed out, be
fore they brOke, with a deafening
crash upon the shore. Among , thnse
waves, gorged •by the, hidden reefs,
was' the ill-fated ship, rolling as in
mortal agony, while;_ clinging to
shrouds and rigging were tiny specks
known to be men, whose numbers,'
W after each sweeping wave, *ere
With difficulty the life-boat was
,launched, manned by brave-hearted
volunteers, and pulled du its mission
of rescue. •
Twice successfully it made the
journey, but the third time, caught
by a side wave, it and its freight were
hurled pell-meal upon the beach:" .
"The boat is done for," said the
rector, regarding it, " but, praise
heaven, not before all are lost." .
"No, no l 0, papa, in mercy look !"
criedr May, catching his arm. "There
is yet one on' board who has been left
Tier words attracted every eye to
the ship, and there, holding to the
was visible the figure of a
man. The next instant he had
qun,,aed into the boiling sea.
"He would swim it 4 It isimpossi
ble," ejaculated ther. doctor. "The
boat is useless. We have no means
to heiß him, unless 'any here would
' risk their lives
f lo meet • him with a
There was silence. R;` The , rope was
ready=the man vianting. They were
not cowards, bUt few _ there could
swim, and those who were, regarded
the attempt as 'pure madness.
'Suddenly in their midst stood , a
-man already divested of his oust:
"Fasten the rope around me,", he
said,; , quietly. "I stun strong swift'.
merond perhaps can do it." .-
.At the sound of his voice May
sprang forward with a cry.
"Thin—Tom- Milmay !" •sbe cx
claimed. "Oh; no, no—not you."
Ile smiled encouragingly , at her,
watched 'for the resting wave, and
the next instant was battling his way .
through the billows. In tlutt stormy
sea, to follow his course was impOssi,-
ble. -They only knew his progress by
the telling. out of the rope.
It,wee,,e,terriblennsPeneel to none
ao,much as to May r who„ leaned half
fainting, Yet too ankious to lose en
tire conseicnisonisi upon her father's
A. quarter of an hour, and the ti!ig
nal was , given :topull in. Rapidly' it
was: 'obeyed. But each haul found
the . weight heavier, until it was evi
dent that the swimmer oft swimmers
were no longer able to assist them
. 8 04rPs• • • • ‘,
So it proved, when by , one- more
haul they were landed. The two
were found senseless, clasped in each
other's arms with a grip like death.
Anxiously the crowd gathered round,
and a murmur of surprise•buttit from
many, as in the ; preserver and the
preserved they recognized Thomas
Milrnay and the supposed murdered
man, John Westmacott.
Little .remaips to be told. John
Westmecott, on recoving, heard with
considerable • emotion who had ;been
his rescuer, an3:eagerlY be explained
the mystery of his disappearance on
that eventful night.
Maddened by passion,after striking
Thomas Milmay 'down, he.. set oft to
walk to'a neighboring seaport, ,re
solving; never to place foot in the rec
A vessel when ; he arrived, Ras on
the point of starting for Norway—a
place be. 'bad long desired to ,visit—
and lie took passage in her,
by travel to .find. distraction from his
In Norway he had 'remained until
a•wcek back, when chance had thrown
into his hands an old newspaper con
taining Thomas Milmay's trial. •
Shocked and overwhelmed with re
morse, he bad not 'lost a moment in
returning to Scotland by the first
ship that sailed, which, by a singular
chain of circumstances; happened to
be wrecked on th.c very portion of
the coast he wished to reach.
"YO ..have saved my life, Tom,"
said he, warmly pressing his
friend's', palm, "and I •I vii here to
prove your innocence. • Forgive the'
past, and," tak'ng 314's hand, and
himself plaeing it in the ether's, "I
pray you may , he happy. If your
guilt was not proven, your devotion
is and fully merits the rewsrd of May
A woman went to a woo 1. on
a very cold daY'and asked to see the ,
Lead man. He came forward. "Sir,''
said she, "can you. let
,Ine have a
quarter of a cord of Wood tor. that?"
handing him a piece of money; "my
children are freezing." •
The man looked closely, at her.
" Why; are you not Seth Blake's
wife?" he asked.
'"Yes, am," said the woman.
In 1. titiln 3VI are
the man.' - •
49 ; i t's lrad," said the man',
" Yes, sir, it is bad. •My children
are starving, and rum did that.
Children are groWing up, outside of
the Church, outside of the Sunday
schools, and rum does that. My hus
band, once kind and industrious, is
noW a vagabond, and rum did it. My
heart is broken,. and
,rum did that"
And the' poor woman sank . Own on
a Log Of wood, the, picture of want
and woe. . .
Nor 'lid the rough woodman keep
his eycidry, for he reinembered the
time when Seth Blake was a promis
ing young printer. .He . married a
nice woman, and .the . young couple
started in life with as fair a prospect
of comfort and happinesLai a young
couple conid well have. They had
seats the,llethodist-Chureh, too,
and used to be•seealisteniug to the
INVonl of God..: •
But Seth had a weak point., He'
would. sometimes "drink." Be did
not believe n total abstinence.
"Taste not, touch not, handle not,"
was not his motto. . .
The habit gain - ed on him. It mas
tered kim; it ruined him ; and what.
is worse, a drunkard's fatuity has to
share a drunkard's shame and depre
dation ; and worse than all, drunken
ness ruins the soul.
Touch not, taste not, handle not,
boys. That is only
. safe ground.
Any other may sink you.
WEBSTEII. AS AN ORATOR.-It WAS
my good fortune often to hear Web
ster at Ennead pall in pahniest
days.• Phave seen hitri!,:when every
nerve was quivering with excitement,
when his gestures were most violent,
when he was shouting at the top of
his clarion .voice, when the lightnings
of passion were . playing across his
dark face as upon a dark thunder
cloud. I marked this terrible.effect
when, after repeated assaults—each
more damaging than the preeeding—
upon the position - of an opponent, be
launched with superhuman. strength
the thunderbolt that went, straight
to its mark and demolishedallbefore
it. The' air seemed tilled with the
reverberations Af the deep-mouthed
thunder. In a speech which he de
livered in Boston 'shortly after - the
" nullification " times, 1_ remember
his referring tollayne's speaking of
" one Nathan Dane." Mr, Webster
always considered Dane as author of
the celebrated Northwestern Ordi-
nance r by'which that large territory
was consecrated forever to freedoth.
He exclaimed very scornfully, "XL ;
Rayne calls him one NathOniel Dine!
I tell yoti, fellow-citizens, that as the
author of the Northwestern Ordi
nance, 'Nathaniel IDarte's name is 'as
immortal as if : it were written on
yonder 'firmament, blazing forever.
between. Orion and Pleiades." It
is impossible to give an idea of the
effect which Webster's delivery of
these words pioduced. Throwing
back his head, raising his face to
ward the heavens, lifting his arms in
front of him, and pointing upwards
to the overarching sky, so magnifi
' cent his attitude. anti so thrilling the
totes of his voice, that we almost
sei.med - ,,see the starry characters
shining-in eternal lustre upon the
firmament. nip effeet was sublime.
I. have not, seen it gi piled upon the
stagOnot even by the greatestactor:
Sritxr.3.:s always insists on spelling
needle, niedle. mays every needle
should hare.art.eye hi
HOW,k LITTLE' XIV HELPED KIS
:": .; PATHEB,..
BY ELLA A. BBINEViATEE.
Returning from :a Aay's visit , at
the Centennial, weary and somewhat
cross, Beth and Maurice Ashley lay
back in theiir comfortable seat glad
to rest their tired limbs while they
watched the people passing through
the car. The lamps were not yet
lighted in the heavily laden train,
but among the elbowing crowd their
attention .was suddenly
,glven to a
small boy struggling along the aisle
vainly striving to peer into the, face
of every passenger in the car.
Are you lost, bah?" asked. Seth
as, the loy stopped to get a glimpse
of their father who sat behind them.
"so," replied the boy, clinging to
the arm of their seat so as not to be
borne away by the crowd, "but fath
er's somewhere on the train and I
want to see if he is conifortable.
sure he's on the train for - I helped
him on ; but he's so drunk I'm afraid
he didn't find a low' place."
I hope you'll find him," was all
Seth could say, as , the little fellow
disappeared in the crowd, then Seth
glanced behind him at his own fath
er and'for the first time in his life
realized the blessing of a good father.
"Ile isn't as large as I am," said
Maurice, the fretfylness all gone from
his' . voice ; "I don't believe be is .
More than ten, and he must be as
awfully tired as I am. Perhaps his
legs are aching this minute just, like
" Perhaps he hasn't any good home
to go to," added Seth. "I say, Mau
riec,-4doesn't •he make. us ashamed
What good fellows we ought to be
when we have. such a father and
The boys were beginning to grow
drowsy' when a man passed through
the cur lighting the lamps, cloaely
followed. by the boy who was still,
searching for.his father, the light re
vealing his slight figure, pale face,
and rough but neatly mended clothea.
"Fonnd him yet Y." inquired Seth,
catching his sleeve as he passed.
t "Not yet,". he answered cheerily,
"I've been all through the train,.but
he is here somewhere."
,The train was slowly nearing New
ark and our boys were wide awake
and eager to meet theirOnother and
tell her of the Wonders they 'had
seen, when the faithful little son
pissed them again. .
" Found him r" questioned Sethi
" Yes,-,he's all right," he 'answered
brightly; , •
" What did 116.iay to you ?" asked
" You get out and let me alone,"
he;.anssvered seriously, "but he's got
a comfortable place."
said Setirmoving to let him pass in-
...so y, ILIPV
plied plea‘antly. I must.•stay with
him to help him off the train, came
to.lind some water to take to him in
iny little tin pail be very
thirsty by and by." • :
There was,a big lump in 'Seth's
throat as he tried to think of a sym;•
pathetic answer, but all he could say
was, " all right," and the boy passed
" I wish, we could see them , "• said
Maurice as he and Seth walked off
the platform with. their father at
Newark depot, towards the carriage
waiting. for theM."
"I'll never drink a d,rop of liquor,"
promised Maurice solemnly.
"And I'll always be, kind to
drunkards," added Seth, "because
they are soinebody's father.":--Chris
. • . ..
, 318 S. PARTINGTOS 'AT
" What_do you think 'will become of
you?" said Airs. Partington to Ike,
as they were going from church:
The question related to the voune
gentleman's conduct in the church,
where he had tipped over the 'crick
et, peeped overthe gallery, - attract
ing the Atentiou of,a boy iii - the pew
below,; Iby , dropping a pencil tied
with - - string, upon -I),is head, and
draWn a hideous picture of a dog up
on the l
snow white cover •of the best
• " Where do you, expect to go to t"
It was a question that the young
ster had never before had put to him
-quite so closely, and
_he said didn't
know, but he thought he'd like to-go
ii ) in Mons. Godard's balloon.
" I'm afeard you'll go down, if
yoil don't mend your ways, rather
than go up. You have been acting
very bad in meeting," continued she.
"and I declare r could hardly keep
from boxing your ears right in the
midst. ofthe lethargy. You; didn't
pay no interest, And 1 lost . all the
thread of the sermon. through your
" I didn't take Your thread," .
Ike, who thought she alluded to the
string by which the pencil was..low
erect uporiAhe boy, "that was a fish
"Oh, Isaac," continued she, earn
estly, " what do you' want to act so
like the probablii'son for ? -why don't .
you try and be like, David, and Deu
teronomy, that we read about, and
act in a 'reprehensible manner ?" • ,
. The appeal was touching, and Ike
was silent, thinking of .the sling that
David killed Goliah with,. and 'won
deringif he couldn't make one.
Cutts Fon DiPsintEntA.--The Bos
ton Globe publishei 'the -.following
letter from a resident of Boscon :
- During my stay in' Bamliprt Prus
sia, this-year, a book just then pub
lished, entitled "Sure Cure for. Diph
theria," created a sensation in all the
leading papers there and. in North
Germany', The author, Dr. Hoefft,
is a r .by si eian of high standineand
long experience, and as he has sae
cess'in• nearly all his cases I made a
note of his treatment, which . I give
below. Please give it space in your
paper., If other papers. copy •it 'it
might be the means of sating many
Treatment-4 ve nothing . whatev
er. inside but eggs .aul beef to
strengthen. Cleanse the throat with
a brush—made for : that` purpose-r—
-soaked in,a dilution of sixty grammes
acidi sal:Ulla!, .120 -grammes. of hot
water and. teu - gramme* of kalli
I- - ... 1 9r ;* :", •
$2 per Annum in Advance,
Said Dapen onto rbyllts, Let atewtitsper taper
I !route! fain *input a !weret that no other soul may
80.1 Pbyllla unto - DamOn, '•And wby wbi pert
i,' Were 'Arne 1
You bad better tell your secret in an ordinary
Bat Ptijills, llttlo birderttrexssy, are sometimes
esenotbe p:o 4 ealations to Oleo Wag wedeln
But, Damon, this Is nonsense, for there's not a
bird &boot .
Bealdw, I can't keep secrets, and am tare to let It
1 et, Phyllis, •tis a secret that! hat carleeraa as
I scarce dare say It to myself, soucb less speak load
"Well, Daimon, you may whisper, since you deellne
to speak ;
But promise, first, to keep your lips some distance
from my cheek."
Then Damon gave his promise, and he whispered
soft and low; ~ •
The secret seemed to please her, but Its purport
' none can knoiv.
"Dear Damon," was the maid's reply--andail that
• could be heard— •
"I won't be very angry if you do not keep.your
11Tlf FACT AND FACIFILS
"No girl gets along well without - a
mother," says a moral exchange. It is
certainly impossible for her to get a start
in the world without one.
A MAN, on being told to grease tbe-sva
gon' returned in an hour afterward
said: 'l've greased every part of the 'Wa
gon but them sticks the wheels bang on."
"EVERY heart knows its own misery,"
she said, as she looked • into the nest and
saw that those Cochin-China eggs which
had cost.s3 per dozen had hatched out
. 31uscory ducks.
IT is cheerful to know that wood fires
are coming into fashion again. Most any
woman can brandish a hickory log - witti
more effect than she can hurl a chunk of
" WHAT is ifeaven'ibest gift to man?"
asked a young lady on Sunday,night Broil
ing sweetly on a pleasant looking clerk.
" A horsa,".ropliod the young roan, with
SURPRISE is said to be the essence Of
wit, but it is difficult to make a Tarried
man believe it after be has put on three
shirts, and found that there isn't a collar
button on any of them.
'A little girl philosopher who is taking
lessons on 7 , the piano, illustrates the rule
of home government by saying,' Ma t she
works the pedals, but pa, he makes most
of the music.'
" meant to have told you of that
hole," said a gentleman to his friend,
who, while walking in hiigaiden,
ed into a. pit of water. No matter,"
said the friend, "1 haie found it."•
WHEN-,11 woman canfeel a mouse crawl
along her Spinal column, and yet stop
to think whether she has on striped stock
ings, before keeling over in a fit, she • is
at least "qualified to enjoy the elective
francliisc. i .
Ss' man walks forth with his - hands in
his pockets and an icicle outhe.end of his
nose, the assuring knowledge that he isn't
VeStrlii. , osearcr.orins iFogen
13 —..-- -- --4.----0: nrt morning to
with postage stamps. `iv.-_ turned
she made the mistake,she pertly answe,-
ed, "An sure, wasn't I tould to get heads
of letters? .
AT • the restaurant about midnight:
"Suppose we hare a pint bottle to wind
up with?" " It'd make us drunk."
"Think so?" "I'm sure of it." Then
make it a big bottle, and • there'll be no
danger about-it." -
' Tnr. only 'need or sympathy a very
small boy bad for the pupils of a deaf arid
dinnb` asylum. after, a visit to the-insti
tute, was'that he " pittied `therm bOause
'torpedoes would-be no use to.them bathe
Fourth of July." , _
"llArz you ground all the tools right,
as I told you this morning wren I went
away?" said a carpenter to a rather green
lad, whom he had taken for an appren
tice. "All' but the luktid saw,i sir," re
p_lied, the lad promptly ; I couldn't get
all-the gaps out of that." --
" I or must cultivate , decision 4:tf char
aCter, aed learn to say "No," said a fath
er to his son. Soon afterward, when the
father told the son to chop weed, the boy
said "No" with'an emphashi that shOwed
a remembrance of the lesson.
A lecturer on optics, ha explaining the
iutcti4utrait yr I,ba vlscsta sq . ,
ed, " Let any man gaze closely into his
wife's eye, and . be will see himself
looking so exceedingly small that--
here the lecturer's voice was drowned by
she shoats of laughter and applause which
greeted, his scientific remark. •
"Is there an opening here for an intel
lectual writer?" said a very red-faced
- Youth, with the cork of a bottle sticking
out of his breast-pocket. The editor, with
much dignity, took the man's intellect in,
and said : "An opening ? Yes sar. A
kind and. considerate carpenter, foresee
ing your' visit; left an opening for you.
Turn the knob to the right."
You'll never marry agin„.Snsie, you
grieve so arter Islet:. Was ittwice't you
fainted, or three times, at the grave . ",
"Bless yo' oul, Sary, it Was free times.l
fainted; at' de last time I nebber like to
kum to." - "Oh ! Susie, you'll nebber
marry artin, will yer?" " Bless yo' Soul,
Frank •Dunri axt me 'bout dis before my
husband died ; and I promised him, if he
died, I'd, have him. An' I b'longs to de
church an' I won't tell a lie."
As Englishman and a Hibernian were
riding together on the top of a coach,
when the former, missing his handker
chief, very rashly charged his fellow-trav
eler with having Stolen it ; but scion find
ing it again; be had the good manners to
beg pardon for the affront, saying it was
a mistake; to i -.;which the other replied
with the greatdst readiness, o' Arrah, my
jewel, then it was a mutual mistake.
You took me for a thief, and I took you
" How hard did be shake the man when
he grabbed. him ?" asked:an attorney in
ei Virginia City_ (Nev.) police-court.
"Well," said the witness, "I guess I can
show the court" Risiyg from his seat
and - springing upon the astonished law
yer, the witness seized him by the collar
and with a strong, impulsive jerk landed
him on the floor and battered him over
the benches. "Won't the court rule out.
the answer?" gasped the lawyer. Theo
questibu was withdrawn, the witness re
sumed his seat, and justice went on in the
" MT son," said a father to his hopeful
son, " you did not saw any wood 'fox the
kitchen stove yesterday, as I told yo# to ;
you left the back gate open and let the
cow 'get out ; Yon cut off eighteen feet
from the clothes-line to make a lasso ;
you. stoned Mr. Robinson's pet dog and
lamed it.; you put a hard shell turtle in
the hired girl's bed; you tied a strange.
dpg to Mr. Jacobson's • door-bell; and,
hung your sister's bustle out in the front
window. Now, what am I, what can I
do to you fur such conduct?" "Aro all
the tounties heard from?" asked the can
didate. The father replied, sternly ; "No
trifting,, sir. No, I have yet several. re
ports tor receive from others of the'neigh
hors." "Then," replied the boy, " you
will not be justified in proceeding to ex
trememeasuresuntil the official count is
in. ":' - :Shortly afterward the election was
throws. into the house ; and before half
the.votes were canvassed it was evident;
from - the peculiar iutonation of the ap
plause, that the boy was badly beaten.
Among other reindtrOf the Arctie
expedition iiiiiiii:Teurions ,statistics
have been obtainedWitkraference to
the question of totetebstinenee: The
abstainers who went out with.the ex
pedition' were six, viz: Wni‘
Adam Ayles, Wilson Gone r • Joiner
and Self, of/the Alert, and- - Renry
Petty, of the Discovery. :There were
two Or thnie other Seaton whoi join
ed the temperanOr cause: uring the
aomthissiont 140 Is only fitir to
state that the 'novices suffered from
scurvylike the rest of the ere,. Mal
lay_ was not empbiyed 'on any long
journeys, but was repeatedly out with
tie' sledging partiezof the Alert ant
feredsreaterprivatione thin those
from the sister ship. They.had push
ed beyond the limit of animal life;
and •their supplies of reindeer and
musk-Ox were 806 . 11 exhausted. They '
were eonsequentlx, obliged to subsist: ,
entirely upon the ahip's stores, and ,
ois enforced abstinence, from animal 1
'food made them in a special degree
susceptible to scurvy. .
.Oa the ter
mination of the sledging duties at
the end of July, the Abstainers found
that they, had surpassed the remain
der of the Alert's crew in the number
of days' sledging performed. On r
this occasion Ayles had been out 110 -
days and Mallay 98, "and it is a re
markable fact," the latter remarks,
" that neither of us was attacked by
scurvy, but enjoyed good Imilth, and .
were only weakened by our arduous
duties in sledging work." Adam
Ayles is a teetotaler of many years'
standing. He was not only out for
110 days' sledging, but on one occa
sioi. be was out no lesslhan 84 dvii
from the ship at a time. On this oc
casion scurvy had attacked the par
ty, and `had gained' on them so sud
denly that with the exception of
Lieutenant Aldrich and Ayles, the
whole of the men (seven in number)
were 1n a helpless condition. Dodge
and Mitchell still manag,ed to strug
gle by the side of the sledge, but the
other invalids, who bad held out un
til the last moment, were obliged to
be carried. We have - already stated
that of the two who were free from
scurvy Adam Ayles was one. The
other was Lieutenant Aldrich,' who,
although not an abstainer, Was next
door to one, diluting his rum more
than any other , member of the expe
dition. During the whole of his
sledge journeys Ayles ate , and slept •
well, and bore the cold even better
than those who were accustomed to
take stimulants. The rest of the
party had a double allowance of •
grog,. forty-five above proof, -before •
turning in. They also smoked
'great deal, but for his part Ayles
says he neither drank nor smoked,
and he took care that his allowance
of grog was stopped on joining the
Twice a week there was beer
served oat, - which was considered a
great luxury, as it occupied much
room in the traveling.- He was never rr .
in better health in his life than at
the present time. .
Henry Petty, a teetotaler of six
teen years' Standing, was the only
a'.istainer,inthe Discovery. He' ac
companied Captain Stephenson in, all
his sledging excursions, and as it fell
to, his lot to act as cook while , they
were away from the ship, and he was
thus obliged to get ont in the - cold
for an hour and a halt in the morn- -
inn', and for the same, period , in the
frost of any man in
,the ship. lie
was sledging sixty dap in all. On
one'-`occasion he acmpanied ,the
iti four days and eight hours, and re
turning in three days and a halt: He
had been medically examined . on
Tuesday by the doctor of the , ship,
with the rest of the crew, and he
learned that he lied never been treat
ed for scurvy. He had only suffered
from a cnt in the hand. He believed-. •
that'his immunity from disease was'
entirely owing to his teetotalisii.
He had slept, well throughout the
campaign, and has relished his food.
He had also escaped frost bite.
Gore, it seems had been an ab
stainer until he was twenty-one years
old, but in an . unguarded Moment,
while on. the sledge journeys, he suc
cumbed to the temptation and per- .
suasion of his companions, vid took
the grog. Previous to breaking his
pledge Gore stateathat he could!not
eat as well as any one. In fact,' af- _
ter devouring his portion he was in
the habit of looking about for more ;
but no sooner had he taken to grog
ilritrarinct than hp fnutui bia annete
to fail, and he was deprived or e,
refreshing sleep which lie had for
merly enjoyed. He was the only
Good Templar who joined, the - expe- -
zdition that was •attached with scurvy,
and for this he was no doubt indebt
ed to his unfaithfulness. He gave
stimulants, he remarks, a fair trial;
and be is now convinced that it 711 5
the grog which did the mischief.
may be noticed that the testimony
of the whole ship's companies—doe
tors and officers included—is unani
mous and conclusive against the
serving Old,. of stimulants during the
day6' They 'emphatically state that
no work can be done upon grog, but
many of them seem to cling to the
belief that's glass at night was a sov
ereign recuperative agent, and fitted
them for the fatigues of the morning.
Dr. Golan the senior medical Offi
cer on board the Alert, speaks very
favorably of total abstinence as ex
hibited during the expedition, and 4 ,
his forthcoming report will poesess
much interest.—London Times.
NOT so losoaANT.—He sat alone
in her father's parlor, waiting for the
fair; one's appearance, the other even
ing; when her little brother cane
cautionsly into the room, and gliding
up to the young man's side, held out
a handful of something, and earnestly
ingnired : - -
" I say, mister, what'r them?"
" Those,",replied the young man,
solemnly, taking up one iz hts--fing
ers, " those are Leans."
" There !" shouted the ,boy, turn-
ing to his sister, who was just coming
in, "1 kiiew , you You said he
didn't know beans, and be does too!"
The young m ap's stay was not '
what you might "11 a prolonged one
WHAT is WANTED.-7-A Texas'
newspaper inform - I
-its readers what
kind of people they want - in that
State. They have twice too many
doctors, 'and nine. times- too. many
lawyers. In riot, they propose to •
'swap off" lawyers at the rate of
forty lawyers for oneNorthernlarnt
er. They wouldolike a few more good
preachers,,i'and, a-great: many less
poor one _ s;.- But 'the great want is
farmers; "11 - ye Million good 'farmers"
will receives a welcome within the
hoiden of Tema. But they *ant
Zvarly rising; bald . working, sober,
I good renuaging