Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, November 07, 1878, Image 1

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    HITCHCOCK.s Publishers.
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- '^he REPORTILIi having a larger circulation than
any other paper inlhe county, makes it the best
advertising medium in Northern Pennsylvania.
Jolt PRINTING of every Mild. In plain and
fancy colors, done with neatness and dispatch.
Handbills. Blanks. Cards, Pamphlets, Billheads.
Statements, kc., of every variety and style, printed
at the shortest notice. The Ilzronvan: office is
well supplied- A. IthSvower presses, a good assort
ment Of new type. and everything in' the printier
line can be executed In the most artistic manner
and at the lOwest rates. TERMS INVARIABLY
Vainoss Cards.
ti D. PAYNE, M. D.,
Office over Identantess Store. Office hours from 10
to 12, A. 34„ and from 2 to 4, r. M. Special attention
elven to diveases of the Eve and Ear.-0ct.19,76•tf.
Office day last Saturday of each month, over Turner
,St Gordon's Drug Store; Towanda, I'a.
Towanda, June 20, IV& •
A rriop NEY !i—A 74. A 9V,
TO fr AN DA; PA.
Painted to order at any price trona .5 to 3300.
Oil Paintings Re• Painted, Re-Touched, or changes .
made as desired.
All work done lu the highest style of the Art.
.1011 ANN F. BENDER.
Towanda: Pa.. April Is. 1878
Etnployed with M. Headelman for the past four
years, begs. leave to announce to his friends and
the pupllc generally that he has removed to the
'Boston 91•Cedt StOtr, one door south of the First
N atloaal Hank, and opened a shop for the repair
of Watebea. Clocks. Jewelry. &e. All work war
ranted to give entire satisfaction. (Apr4'7B,
W . J. YOUNG, '
.ArtuieNEY,AT4. W,
PA.. •
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.Ofth , e—Reentid eloor Font h of the FirA Nations
Bank Slain St., up suth..9.
O . D. KiNNEY,
A TTOIIN AT-1....tic.
Offlco—Rams turiberty occupied by S. M. C. 11
[Wading I{"oni. Ijan.3l7lli.
cir FIC E.—Fut merly ni.,:ppi«ei by Wm. Watkins,
(0r1.17. 77) E. J. A*C.I.E
Diet Atry Brad. Co
ikiAsox ,N,.ITEA ,
TOirattilA, Pa. ever Barlett & Tracy, Malri-s
F.lla.sos. [:•9'77) A ItTll CU HEAD.
MAIn Street d 4 doors north of Ward liO4S0). To
ivanda, Pa. (April 4, 1877..
• 'AT LAW, WYALUSINd, PA. Will attend
to all buslifess entrusted to his care In Bradford,
Sullivan mud Wyoming' Counties. Office with Esq.
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Porter. [noVlll-74.'
7.lollectlon prontOly attended to.
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_ TOW / kNI)A. PA,
lirace, —Nemo Side Public Sgeare.
A*Ton.): TA'S -A T. AW.
I )..c ...TWA' A NDA . PA,
!Att.'s. •
cian 3114 SOrgeoo. (Mee over 0. A i flizek's
Crockery store. ,
Towatida, May 1, 1872 - Ir. '
3fllen in Wccurs Block, first door sonth of the First
• National bank, np-stalra.
a.. 1. M A DILL. . rjan9.73ly] .1. N. CALIFF.
S.mtb side Murcia' Mock (moms:formerly occupied
Dav(aN & Curium 'ban),
TOW Al.inA, FA.
Y. C. (14177) S. U. PAYNE.
uic 11446
Witt give ev.reful attention to any business entruat
ea to him. Oaten with l'Attlek a Foyle. (over
J ,, root Ornoe). Towanda. 'Pa. Puner77.
Tull' A NDA. PA.
Office over Moo tanyee Store. ' (rn13•673.
11 ire 4:err Daytou'd Store.
April 12.„ t h7G.
Once, In Meteor's Block.
ANDREW W,11.1,T,
atilt.° over Cross' Book Store, tsvo.doon north of
S:evens &Lone Towel:ids. l'e. May be consulted
n German. [ April "12, 111.)
?liarzB-Tott. TOWANDA, PA.
• The toll Owing
Conspnnl.s represented;
Starch la, 14 0. Q , BLACK.
Arrou:qtY-AT-LAw, _
oviwrint, 3111. Join! F. SAlitosAsolf.
B. •
. KEVLY; DINTIST.---00103
W 4, over M. E. Rosenfield's. Towanda, Pa.
.Teetb Inserted on Gold, Siker, Rubber, and Al
gaud= base. Teeth extracted without rain.
1' Oct. /WU. .
tyrl• T. R ,I 3 JOHNSON,
Office crime Dr. Porter I Sonlinrug Siam Towanda.
1864. . 1876.
rata Steed appetite the Cour Yong'.
CAPITAL P.Alt) 1N...
This Bank offers unusual faclllVes forthe trans•
action of a general banking business.
JOS. POWELL, Presl4ent
Feb. H. 1876
This well-known house hail been thomnghlyren
norated and repaired throughout, and the proprie
tor Is now prepared to otter first-elass-aceronnoda.
lions to the publie, on the most reasonable terms.
Towanda, Pa, May-I!, !B'L
ON THE xrnorrAia rLAN4
Title large, commodious and elegantly-furnished
tonse has Just been opened to the traveling public.
The proprietor has sparod deither pains nor expense
In making his hotel first-c'ass In all its appoint
ments, and respectfully - solicits a share of public
patronage. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. Terms
to suit the times. Large stable attached, •
Towanda, June 7, '77-tf.-
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Having leased this Noose, Is now teady to actom•
modate the travelling public. No pains uor expense
will be spared to give satisfaction to those who may
give him a call.
Silt-North aide of Pliblic Sqt are, east of literates
new block.
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The efftderslkned having taken possesslor
of the above hotel, respectfully solleltn the patron.
age of his old friends and the public generallv.
nugla-tf. . H. A..FOllittST.
EUROPEAN. HOUSE.—A few doors southof
the Means House. ifioaril by the day or week. on
reas.nable terms:warm meats served at all hours
tiv sten. at wholesale and're tall. fehl'H'.
Fine Cheviots,
Worsteds, •
Wool Diagonals,
and Plaids,
Mak». Sear . fs,
Silk Hoi!dkerchiefs,
•• Colored awe, "
Jan. 1, 1575
.11/11rAn inspzeticu of cur stock win convince the
most fastidious.
Dated 0ct..21, 137$
AX Intend to make a change In.. my bushman. I
therefore otT•r entire stock •AT CANT • h• leg
the largest and best select.d stock In northern
Pennsylvania. • -
The (offal:dug great bargainetare offered:
WWI. Black tiptop Orercoati (g: Mao aid up
Men's first-class Grey Overcoats @ and up
Men's an wool Sulu
Boy's Sults for 5 yls old and up 53.00 and up
Aud ecerythlng equally as cheap, Including Gauls
— ifurnlshing Goods, Hata and Caps, he. -
- A full Hue of
both for men and bop. TRUNKS, VALICES
Th. above stock must and shall be sold bylaw
Ist. 1879. Every one should take of the
present tow prices quoted. and buy their wluter
Yourtruly,, , ,;-
Mato Street. Towanda, Pa.
Dated Oct. if, IV&
4 01—Notice Is hereby Oren trust all - persona In
debted tone est-de tA Pall° S. !lingua. late of
, Slonroe Borough, dereaseil.,are. requested to mak,.
Immediate payment, and alt isbnions having claims
against said elate. Must present them duly authen
ticated tor settlement.
Monroeton, Oct. 17,764 w! Adtolnlstrator.
Itsdrums.Cards. .
...... 80.000
BETTS, Cashier
J. D 0 TItI C H ,
Opposite Park, TOWANDA, PA
In great variety, matlo to order, at the
at re:tlnced prices.
From 36 to 62 In egze
Hain Strcet, Towauda, Pa.
:2 0 , 0 0 0
Hats, Tips, &c., Arc.
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"Do their rrrande ; enter into the taillike - with
t'tem :tm Allll% voursolf in the divine eliala t and
feel the joy and life of
What eau I dO for thee, Beloved,
Whose feet to tittle White ago
Trod the acme wayside dust with mine,
Amd now up paths I do not knew .
Speed, without sonud or 514? ~.
Whit can I do? The perfect life,
All fresh and fair and beautifut: .
Has opened Its wide arm to,ihee ;
Thy cup is,over•trimmed andlull;
Nothing remalas for me.
I used to do so many thingd
Lore thee and ebide.thee and canes,
Brush little straws from off thy way,
Tempering with my poor tenderem
The beat or tby short day.
Not much, but verySeeet to give;
' And it Is grief of griefs to bear
, That all there ministries are o'ev.,
And thou so happy. I.ove.'elsewhere,
Dort need me nevermore
And 1 cart do for thee but this:
(Working on blindly, knowing not
Zr I may give thee pleasure 600
Out of my own dull, shadowed lot '„
1 can arise, and g•s
To sadder lives and darter homes.
A messenger, dear heart from thee
Who west on earth,* comforter;
And say to those who welcome me,
lam sent forth by.her i . "
Feeling the while hew good It is
To do thy errands thuti and think
It may be. in the blue, far space,
Thou witchest from the hearea•s brinit7
smile up ,n thy face.
And when the day's work ends with day,
And star eyed eirening. Stealing In,
Waves her cool hand to flying noon,
And restless, surging thoughts begin,
Like sad belle out of tune, -
111 pray : 'Dear Lord, to whose great love
Nor botind, nor If:nit-line Is set,
Give to my darling. I Implore,
Some new sweet joy not tasted yet, • '
For I can give no more.
And with the words my thenglas shall climb
With following feet the heavenly stair
. Up which thy steps so lately sped,
And seeing thee so happy them,
Come hirk half comforted. - 1 -
—Snitan Coll(dge, in Sunday After/60m.
I; • - . _
I never knew rber age ; but she
was the daughter of my tutor; and a
dainty, winsome little lady. I was
about-twenty; ardent in the pursuit
of field sports, tolerant of most things
save advice; generous - perhaps, im
pulsive undoubtedly, and over head
au ears in love with Con4tance Sil
My education was at that period
anything but complete. I was des
tined for the diplomatic service, a
Calling for IN Welt time and opportu
nities have since discovered me to be
singularly unfit. In those days,,how
ever, I was vaguely ambitious, and
sustained . by hope, a' perfect
tion, and the conviction that, as an
Englishman; I was superior to the
less fortunate mortals born on the
other side of the British Channel.
Now-a-days my hopes are few and
by rio means invigorating; my diges
tion is a thing of the past; and as I
have been taken in and outwitted by
every foreign diplomat with whom 1
have had dealings, my national ego
tiSin is somewhat less obtrusive .than
in the days of my giddy youth.
Not the least memorable - event in
that gay and reckless period; was my
sojourn at Grey bridge with iter. Dr.
Silverthorne; a wiseand learned min
ister of the Gospel, whoSe knowledge
of the classics and :theology was re
nowned:. He was Hector, with a
large house, a small living, and an
only daughter. At onetime lelloW
of his college, Christopher Silver
thorne had 'established his fame as a
tutor, and to him 1 was attracted -in
my deSpair at the prospect of a civil
service examination, and a general
idea, as to my own incompetence to
pass it. •
The Doctor received me affably
and with an air of cheerful dignity,
made me acquainted with the details
of the household, and left me to my
own devices until dinner. Naturally
enough - I strolled out among the
Arees, watched the frisking '6 quirrels
with some interest, and in a few min
utes found myself on the river bank.
A canoe and a pair-oared -skill were
Gating temptingly beneath - me. Ev
idently they belonged to the house,
so I settled myself in the canoe, and
paddled on a voyage of discovery up
The sun was hot; I was disinclin
ed for active exercise, and the little
emit wasurged but slowly forward.
Perhaps a mile of river was leishrely
traveised, and thew. the Berkshire
side rose into high and thickly-wood
ed groUnd. Foliage lightly kisSed
the wavelets, and the bzink was bro
ken here and therewith shady reces..
ses fit for meditation and flirtation,
if fortune and a lady favored. I pad
dled toward an inviting
,willow, anx
ious to avoid tor a few moments the
glare of the sun, but was suddenly
interrupted by a girl's voice on- the
" At the risk of being thought in
quisitive, may I ask what you are
doing in that canoe ? "._
With a sweep of the paddle I turn
ed my craft and faced the speaker.
Slie was young and pretty, and was.
seated in a canoe similar in size and
shape to mine: A bo,)lt lay upon
the water-proof which covered her
dress, and the look with which she
greeted me seemed to convey sur
prise, indignation and defiance.
" I beg your pardon, I'm sure,"
replied, not quite knowing, what to
" That's very kind of you. Do you
happen to know, that the canoe is pri
vate property.—is mine, as a matter
of detail ? "
rtold her I bad no idea of that in
teresting fact. "I thought it be
longed to Dr. Silverthorne," I hum
bly protested. .
" Not a bit of it."teld she impa
tiently ; "it belongs to me. Papa
gave both these canoes to. me early
in the spring." - .
".Oh I then I have the. pleaSureof.
addressing Mis.s Silverthorne? "
" Yes !" said she, "you hare that
" Alloi me, then, to introduce my
self—my- name is Stow, GOdfmy.
She burst out laughing. " I see it
@ 441.80 and up
all now; you are the 'new boy. I
didn't expect you till next week."
" Mang it!" I thought ; " new boy,
indeed -This pert little miss must
be taken down-a bit." I hated to - be
called a boy, perbaps beeausel bore
such unmistakable evidence of bping
one. I had. in . those days a horrid
habit of blushing. sn , l I was consci.
oils of from my hair down
to - my collar. -
She laughed again. not in a feeble,
insane giggle, which so often accom
panies gills in their teens, but a clear
ringing, enjoyable laugh, which
seemed to ,be set to most melodious
music. When Constant° Silverthorne
laughed, her dark brown eyes glit
tered, her cheeks broke into dimples.
She was a most enjoyable sight.
"I can't help laughing," she cried,
taking two strokes with her, paddle,
which brought her within a yard of
me." you blush so delightfully.".
However attractive her presence
might be Miss Silverthorne's conver
sation did not add to my compostire.
I blutdered on :
" I am happy to be able to amuse
you," I returne d
, pettishly.' " Do you
neverindulgeln a blush ? "
"No, it doesn't suit lay complex
ion. Beside, I never say or , do any
thing which should, cause me to
blush." And she dipped; her paddle
iri the water and glided out into mid-
stream. - •
" I am going houie," cried she,
lOOking back at me over her shout
dei• »eizime, me save."
rather accompany than fol
low yOu," Lreplied,coming up along
side. \
" And \you have. not -known me
long enough. to--er--to do the other
thing ?" " -
" Not quite; but you may live
hope, Miss Silverthorne.
" That is bet er," quoth she ; -"you
are 'capable of Isiprovement,-I see.
There, don't blush,
.t alions:" •
The stream carried us' swiftly down
to the boat-hou-e :_in the rectory gar
den: I diSembarked fikt ; and stooped
in . order to steady her \ canoe as she
rose. • She sprang on to\the wooden
Step, and with her finger tips lightly
_touched my cheek. "(load boy,"
'she said demurely, and. without an
other wort fled toWard the hoiise.'
I hardly know whether I was 'more
surprised at the. caress than at e her
sudden disappearance. I lighteds,a
pipe ' in my doubt, and lay down on,
the bank and thought about her.'
Truly she was a' most: unusual young
lady.• Not_ that my knowledge(tof
womankind Was extensA.c or deep,
but with the confidence born of my
twenty. years of life I flattered my=
self I knew a .thing or two, amt-wo
man was one of the things, otcourse.
" Her presence certainly adds a
flavor to the place,!'l thought to thy
self;-"she will help my
leisure pleaSantly enough, I have no
doubt." And • then the dinner, bell
sounded, and I strolled oll* to dress.
When I descended, the Rector was
standing with his back to the fire
place, chatting to - Stuart Smart. I
was introduced to that .gentleman,
and agreed with him that the weath
er was all that could be desired.
Then the Doctor was of opinion thu
if rain -did not fall within the next
six weeks a drouth might possibly
ensue ; and so in the interchange of
other origind and aspropriate re
marks, in the - unimpeachability of
which we were generally agreed,-five
miiintes slipped by.-
" Ha 1 at last," said the Rector, as
Miss Silverthorne glided into the
room. " Constance, let me introduce
'Nit.. Stow; my new pupil."
,t-he bowed rather frigidly, I
thought; and, busied herself 'with
some roses at a side table.
" Will you take my daughter into
dinner, Mr. Stow ? "asked the Rector
presently. I bowed, approached her
and offered my arm—rather awkwart
ly, .1 must admit. She placed the
tips of • her fingers'on 'my elbow, and
walked into the adjoining-apartment.
She sat'-on .my left at tahle,,and I .
had an-occasional Opportunity of oli;-
serving the beauty of her figure and
the easy grace of her movements.
She wore a dress of some light mate
rial, which fitted her perfectly. Her
bosom and arms were covered .with
black diaphanous muslin, which
shovired up, rather than concealed,
the dazzling, whiteness of the skin.
Her hair was light-, with an inclina
tion towards auburn, and had here
and there a golden glint; her eyes
yr:re very•dtirk and produced a deei-
AO effect on me whenolashing . out
front - under yellow eyebrows, they
met mine. On this occasion Miss
Silverthorne was chary of her glances
and though I was lost in adiniration
'she gave me no encouragement.
When the claret was put upon the
table, she rose without, 'speaking -and
left'the room. The Doctor was Chat
ty, and compared notes with Smart
as to the difference .between Oxford
of to-day. and Okford Of, years ago.
I was not interested in their dis
course.; I longed to be away, to talk
with 'Constance,. whoni I could see
playing at fancy work on the lawn,
for although the restrictions-of soci
'ety _closed her christian name to my
lips, is my thoughts she was Con-•
stance al ready.
I took the first opportunity of es
caping from the-dining-room, but as
I found my
. way to the lawn, she es
caped into 'the house through the
French window:
"Vitas hinnuleo me similis,.Chloe,"
I quoted in .my Oespair: Could she
be angry:with me? Had I 'offended
her? . - • .
• I paced up and . down, smoking a
Cigarette. Presently the Rector and
Smart came but into the soft summer
air, still discussing' the' virtuesof a
proposed University Reform bill.
threw away the tobacco and approach
ed the window. through' which; she
had disappeared. It led . into the
,and • Constance t was
sitting in the far corner running, her
hands idly over the keys of the pi
„" Can't yob be tempted into the
gardv , , Miss Silverthorne ? " I asked
in my most insinuating tone..
" Oh, yes!" - said she . listlessly ;
" when the tempter asks. me, I'll go."
This was encouraging', so I entered
the room and faced her. " Very
well, here lie - is." -
She laughed lightly. Dear, dear!
How the boy flatters himself."
This was hardly encouraging x still
I would not be rebuffed._
" Your father, and bir.lSmart 'are
engaged in a - Most interesting con
versation • come out and listen to it."
" Thanis; I leave inquisitiveness_
to the men."
you needn't trouble to do that,"
I answered glibly ; " they have plen
ty of their own."
She played a bar of music. .
• "You don't understand me, Mr.
Stowe; I'm not at all curious."
!'Then I certainly don't understand
you; for to my Melts you are the
most, curious little lady in the world."
She, smiled,,rose from the . Musio
stool, and took my arm. The-_ con
tact thrilled me strangely ; she gavel
me one serious look with her eloquent:
brown eyes and led / me out half dazed
into the happy twilight.. _ ;
About half-past ten on the same,
night I entered the apartment known!
as "the study," which looked out on
trees and faced the river. This room
the. pupils were allowed to regard as
their own. They might read. write;
or smoke in it, and these privileges
were indulged in accoiding to the
taste or laziness of each. On the
night I refer to I found Stuart Smart
sttetched at full length on the couch
by the open window, a cigarette be
tween his lips, and a silver mug con
taining claret within reach of \ his
hand. -
`‘lllave a weed ? " 4 asked laza,
as!" entered.: • . j.
- ILlighted the proffered cigar and
loOked dreamily out of the windoW.
lllidn't wish to talk. Nly heart was
full; and my, brain - Occupied with
thoughts which were continually
grouping themselves into possible re
alities round and about her.
"Rather nice girl, Miss Silver
thorne," said Smart, after a pause.
44 ye_elm)
• " Isn't quite my style, but doosid
nice all the same. You seemed rat h,
ei fetched."
" Ye—ea ; o 6 yes. I beg-your par
don, I'm Sure: !mean that Missil
verthorne .seems a very charming
girl." / ' •
"11.htal yes ; in . fits and starts.
Sheis sometimes a most 'provoking
little minx. Try some of this cup.
I brewed it myself."
I felt. like ..committing an assault.
on Stuart Smart, but he was lying
supine, and the odds•were to many
in favor of myself. I quend my
rising wrath in a draught of claret.
"Nery picturesque and idyhic you
both looked to-night. The old boy
though, didn't think it half so pleas
ing a sight as I did. •Ah ! ah ! It
will be fun to watch that other fel
low !
" What other fellow, Mr. Smart ? "
, sked, trying not to appear ans..
The other fellow—l can't pro.
nee his name. Ile balls - himself
a Magyar, whatever that may be.. or
course,- he's doosid clever, and all
that sort, of thingo.l , on't you know,
but beastly objectionable ; and he is
undoubtedly sweet on Constance."
"Confound the fello‘iv !" 1 thought
to myself,; ." how dared \he i take her
name in vain " 1 felt tliat delicious
right belonged to me alone i. already.
" He isNsome distant relative, I be
lieve. Not that he is .verifar off,
don't you know ; he will be here to
morrow, and then 1 fancy therewill
be On."
"Oh 1 indeed Is he particular
Im'prous, or witty, or what ? "
'• Oh; Lor,' no,"! answered Smart,
with a chuckle; •' Only. you'and he
will; most likely come to logger
And we did. I bade. hasty good
night to smart, and eagerly sought
the solitude of my bedroom, but not
to sleep. I was not insufferably ro
mantic in those days, nor was my
imagination unnaturally- developed
for My, twenty years. I had a fancy
for mooning, however, a habit which
has:grown upon me since; and gaz-
ing out on a heavenly July night,
with - her sweet voice ringing in my
ears, and with the gentle pressure of
heri fingers fresh upon: my hand, 1
felt; happy, but anxious.
Sleep did not visit me until day
break, and nine o'clock had sounded
before [Splashed out of my tub and
had finished my ten minutes
: dumb=
bell eiercise. . Through the window
11. could see Stuart Smart bowlini , b at,
a single stump in the paddecki and a
swab' boy endeavoiing to stop the
cricket-ball as it bounded by the
wicket. The sun was shiniiirmildly
but gave every indication of treating
us to a scorching day. I descended
to the garden, and was presently
conscious of a female figure flitting
among the standard rose-trees. With
my bands i n my pockets I sauntered
toward her and asked her for, a
-"'Most emphatically no,'* said she
with a little start. - *Why should I ? "
How fresh and. sweet she looked
in het morning dress! Still, I was
put out by her answer.
"Why shouldn't you ? " .•
She shrugged her shoulders ever
so slightly. ." A man shouldn't ask ;
he ought to take."
" Then ill take a liberty and, a
rose as well," and I chose a flower
from the basket which' hung, on her
arm..l stuck it in my button hole.
She said nothing but turned aside:
"Now a pin, and my bliss is com
plete," said I, arranging the stalk so
that the rose should not escape.' With
a swift movement she was at my side.
pinning the flower into my shooting
jacket. Her linen collar hung awry.
She had robbed herself to satisfy my .
"!No Matter," 'said she, guessing
my 'thoughts ; " the brooch will fas
ten ot.-
She railed her hands to her throat
but; failed' to secure the obstinate lin-.
en. i "My turn now;" I said firm
buti quietly, and clasping tier hands
in thine, I succeeded in fastening the
ends of the collar. I held her so fur
. a.ft4.secondit, gazing wistfully down
into her big brown eyes. A most
tempting. del icious; ever-tozbe-remem ,
ba l ed moment—but the breakfast hell
int9rrupted us;, she broke away and
ran into the house. •
The first object which met me in the
dialrig-room was a stranger. He was
actively engaged upon a cold pie,
an4scatcely ventured upon:a slight ,
of his head as
. 1 entered the
!apartment. .With a nonchalant Air
I walked to the window and looked
out, wondering why the family didn't
make its appearance. The stranger
went on with his meat. With 'my
hinds in my pod eta I regarded him
from the window with some attention.
He seemed a tall; well•built fellow,
with muscular bands' and a eounte
naneeNswarthy •and somewhat un
fathomable. The eyes were dark,
the hair was crisp and curly, the
nose somewhat thick, and the lips,
shaded by a black mustache, were .
evidently full and sensuous. In
stinctively I felt that I disliked this
stranger, and my budding aversion
did not add to the - ease of my man
ner. When a lad :of twenty feels
himself awkward, he assumes aw air
of easy indifference ; my hands
plunged deeper into my pockets, and
a faint apology for a whistle escaped
"You are not hungry, sir? You
have made your breakfast—yes ? "
Thus did the stranger break the ' 1
monotonous silence. He spoke with
a foreign - accent, laying more than
ordinary stress upon the consonants.
His tone did not betray - any intense
-interest regarding the state of my
appetite ; his observation or question
seemed rather to proceed from a per
son who had glutted his animal cra
vings and was indulging in subse
quent and casual commonplaces.
"No," I replied haughtily, I have '
not yet breakfasted ; I am Waiting
for the Doctor - and Miss Silver
tborne." .
" Ach ! Then sit down at once
and 'red," replied the stranger as he
rose. " The Doctor and his daugh
ter make their breakfast up stairs.. I
shall see you in the library afterward,
isn't it ? "
er—er--I suppose so," I an
d vaguely, and immediately fell
to. A second or so after the stran
ger eparted \ Stnart Smart came in.
,“ lornini.-Stow," was his epigram
mat c -salutation. "So you've . met
the ther fellow, eh ? "
" aupcose so," \ l replied . 'grumpi
ly. "If you mean, the fellow who
100 s like a nigger and . talks like a
Frenchman, I have."
"Ah ! He isn't so bad as he looks.
and as to his looks, there \ are women
who think him doosid handOmie. He
isn't my style, don't you knew ; he is
to doosid "Clever 'and all that, sort of
thing." And Mr. Stuart Smart leis
urely cracked it second egg, and pro
ceeded to discuss its liquid contents.
"What's his name ? " I asked rath
er indifferentiv.• " I suppose he is
here to learn English."
" Not herreturned Smart. "He
knows more_ English than most fel
lows I know. Ile's not reading here,
he's a sort of tutor."
" Tutor 1 " I cried in astonishment
and despair. . .
" Bather ! replied my friend - la
conically ; " and he has come.%) from
town.on purpose for you. Pm/vatt
ing classics with the Governor,' don't
you know." -
The information was correct. This
other .fellow with 'his swarthy Skin,
his thirty years of age his stress on,
the consonants, and his admiration
for Constance, was to be
,my tutor
for the next six weeks. With him—
the man I nas sure I loathed—l was
to read' German and lower mathe-
Matics ; front. him, the - probable
'adorer of Constance, I was to MAU e
: . the art of preeis writing end correct
ness in French composition ; from
him, the accomplished and erudite; 14
was to win my peerless love, on him
rested my sole chance of satisfying
the Commissioners of Her Majesty's
Civil Service.
With such convictions, which were.
scarcely mollified -even by a favorite
cigarettc, I entered the library and
discovered the other felldw in conver
sation witlt Dr. Silvertheirne.
"Stow," \ said the divine, "let me
present you t Count Teleki-Glicska,
who is good en ugh to assist me with
my pupils, and whom : you will find
much better informed than I am in
the,studies necessa4 for your exam
ination." . \ •
The other fellow.boWed, I brained
my head, and after a few words the
Doctor left us together.
" Now, Mr. Stow, let us see in what
can be of 'Service to yen." - He
spoke cordially and syinpathecally,
and I began to melt from my reserve
at once. -" You ,wish to pass your
exam, and it will do me-much honor,
if -I can help you to succeed, isn't it? \.
I thought • it possibly alght, and
sat down, not half so sulkily as my
feeling not five minutes before gave
me ground for anticiliating.
To give the other fellow his dee,
there could lib no doubt as to his en
ergy and intelligence as a tutor. 'ln
half an hour he seemed•to have gau
ged my capacities and fathomed the
. shallowness of my knowledge. Ile
•-made no demonstration either of sur
prise •or of delight ;• he treated me
with easy courtesy,-and in, his deep.
set voice pointed out the way and the
methods by which I should attain my
goal. I was consistently- grateful,
but I could not shake. off the convic
tion that he was my Doctor Fell, and
I suspected him accordingly. '
"You like Glicska? " asked Con
stance after luncheon. _ . • .
" I don't know,".l returned eva
sively; "but what is more to my
purpose. do you`? "
"Do I ? Of coursel do." .
" Exactly; that is--er—er—l—of
• "There, you are brushing again."
"I don't care if I do. I—I—" .
"Mr. Stow!" •
"I beg your pardon, Miss 'Silver..
thoine. I ask your pardon for blush
ing. It_ was thoughtless. of me to
suggest that you had. given me cause
for so doing."
" Oh, nonsense! and don't try to
be satirical; it's not 'your forte. - Are
you going on the river this after-
Liaoon ? "
" I have half promised Smart to
practice cricket. Does—dues that
other fellow play ? "
" No. Who ever heard of an Hun
garian playing cricket? 'Well, good
bye, l'me going out in my canoe."
A month rapidly passed, and then
she avoided me. She shunned _ her
canoe, and in order to keep me at a
more • appropriate 'distance, attached
to. her side a couple of girls—sense
less, soulless being 4 I thOught them
—the daughters of the lOcal doctor.
Constance allowed these young-per
eons to adore her,.and they by their
continual presence 'threw such obsta.
Iles in the way of my adoration that
her victory was, if possible, more
complete. She grew paler, too, and
the only exercise 'she allowed herself.
was an afternoon airing on the river;
when the soulless ones would punt
her mildly up stream and then-drift
back. I accompanied her once, on
one of these lazy onting,s, and enjhey
ed it: after a disconsolate fashion.
She read a book, I remember, all the
time, and I employed myself in watch
ing the action) of her dark lashes
against her , white skin, and the vary
ing expression which broke from the
corners of her mouth. I was hardly
less egotistical than most hoys of my
age, but I began to realize what a
'worthless person I was in compari
son with her bewitching and semi
divine self. Constance—why—Con
stance was worthy of the greatest and •
noblest than in the land, while—l ?
And in the meantime Godfrey Stow.
slat twenty, was morally convinced,
however much be revelled in doubt,
that Constance Silverthorne and he
were spiritually one, as he was de
termined they, should presently be
morally and practically.
Some Frenchman has remarked
that a man
. of sense may.hive like a
madman, but never like afool ; and
if this moral reflection be just, it is
evident enough that after the fashion
of a fool I must have' worshipped my
divinity. I never saw. a maniac mak
ing love, and now-a-days I don't. be
lieve a man of sense ever_ loves at all.
Yes I loved her • possibly like a
fool, at all events like a, boy. I have
seen and known many women since
whose beautpwas indescribable whose
fascination was enthralling, whose wit
was. inspiring. 4 have been enticed
through the find}. I have been flat
tered through the intellect ; but never
have I thought so unselfishly or lived
so free from worldly cravings as dur
ing Chose summer days it Grey bridge
'with Constance as the goal of my am,
bition and my life.
One happy consolation was afford
ed me. After the soulless ones had
received their 'dismissal; when the
house Was still, the Doctor dreaming
pf his - work on the digamrcia,:Smirt
of his next cricket match, and the
other fellow of his oppressed Mag
yars, Lused to leap out of the study
window and watch the • flickering
light which shown through the cur
tains of her bed=chamber. Frequent.
ly she would lean out on the sill and
watch the stars for half an hour at a
time. I took care to let her be aware
of my "presence; and then she . would
bid me a soft " good night" and re
tire to rest. One evening—how well
I remember - it !—the light was flick
ering as usual, but no divinity' was
forthcoming. I waited for an hour
at least; awl then her light Was put
0h! the anguish of that sudden
eclipse. She could not have linoWn
thatA was there,. leaning • ansion,ly
expectant, under the copper beech.
I rushed to the study , snatch a . pile
of newspapers; ant set, light to blame
less sheets a dozen yards distant
from the window. The flames rose
and lit up the solemn grandeur of
the trees ; still no movement in the
room. - I threw patriarchal - Times an
blazing Telegraph, heaped blushing
Globe- upon incandescent - World,
with such effect that never -have these
irreproachable journals thrown so ,
much light on a " situation " .since.
Yet there was no responsive glim
mer. from Constance's chamber.
Presently the flames died out. The'
fiery columns of even "world-wide
circulations" are less than ephemeral
and in a minute and a half they were,
dust. Then a voice reached. me from
her windows. '
" Sh-ush ! how — eouid you? Do go
to* bed." 5-
And:l did. • • .
' The next day she avoided me. I
had a notior.. she would, but felt
piqued nevertheless.' . At night I
mastered my desire, and' did, not
watch beneath her window; of course
I passed a sleepless night. In the
morning I met her among the stand
ard roses. ,She gave one a budding
"This, without asking," she said.
.I knew I ought to say something;
if only to declare my passion, but I
couldn't. I blushed pinker than the
rose itself.
- " You are a.very silly: boy," she
said, oh ! so demurely ; " and why
on earth 'do you' — wander about the
varden at night ?" .
"I didn't wander last night," I-re
tued with an effort at indifference.
" /'o t " said she fixing the rose in
my co. t quite as a matter of course,
rn ,
as it seemed. "No, you didn't wan
der last night. And, pray, why didp't
One evening after dinner she went
on?" . •
into .the drawing-room, contrary to
her usual custorriond seated herself
before the piano. The other fellow
was there reading hi favorite Roche
foueauld, but rose as she entered and
,placed some music onilT instrument.
Then'as a matter of hP began
to sing. To do him justice;the wretch
had a magnificent voice, ant the two
presently started
_the duet, `° La ci
•darem." Somehow I felt-de trop, and
retired to a dark corner and ivattieti
them. The melody was anything 'kilt
music in my ears, and- a dull aching
pain crept into my heart. Jealousy\
is nourished oy doubt, and I was de
' te:rmined to put! an end to both as
soon as possible,, : In the , 'meantime
their singing Was'unbearable ; 1 rose
and .abruptly left the -room, threw
myself upon the lawn, and smoked.
Perhaps ten minutes eased, _and
then she, unconscious of my satpine
presence, stepped otit upon the grass
alone. She was singing- lightly to
herself the refrain of her favorite .
song: . , .
“Sotnettmes foricard, tines coy,
Yet bile never falls to piense.!' '4"'”
"Oh here you - . are, beau. sire. So
you don't like my singing?" -
" Yes, I do, Constance; I like it
Tore than words can express When .
you sing to me;' ! and l'sprana to her'
side, all on foe with the sweet, intona
tion of her voice.. .
"And may 1 not sing , for'any. one
"Constance, dear, this doubt is
killing me. . You. know I _love you,
do you not?"
" Yes," she returned softly," I sup
pose so. I always expected you .
would." • •
• "You darling !"
. : Doubt forever
vanished, andl. pressed'. her to my
heart. • - •
11 . No. no, no, Godfrey! Indeed, po."
But I held her close, and • would lie
ten :to no maidenly protest nor that
she was mine. .
". t shall speak -to the doCtor to
night," I said emphatically ; "to
night, Constance." • ,
' " Oration's I - wkit. are you thinking
about?" she cried in alarm: "Papa
would. immediately pack me off to
'Yorkshire., Ohl I am sure he would.
He4lid it only last spring."
LaSt ?"
" Yes ;. you don't suppose that you
are..the first man who hmi—lissfallen
in love with me ?"
Of cour.,e I hovi could.: I expect
anything so ridiculously
I felt a pang, nevertheless.
"No, Godfrey, 'you.::unst be calm
and undemonstrative. Leave it all
to me.- And . you - really want me to
—to be vont. Wife?"
" Darling, my only - aMbition is to
devote myself to you. " •
• "That's very pretty said. No,
Godfrey, not again.. Tiresome 'boy,
well— There !"
The next few days fiedaway like a
dream. Occasionally I saw the other
fellow addressing her, and then I for
glave him and • began to find 'some
good points about him .which hither
toothad failed to appreciate. Alter all
he couldn't help loving her! At the
same time I was convinced that the
one duty I owned myself and eon
stanee was a speedy i - edding. My
mother iYould - love 'her at first sight,
and my good natured guardian was
I knew, an advocate fot early 'mar
,riages. I should be of age in a few.
Months, and my means would be suf
ficient to provide for oui modest
'wants. Again : I urged' Constance to
let me ask - ,the Doctor for her hand.
" And lose me - forever, Godfrey
she would ask with tears in her eves.
Her answer was'of course conclu
sive:. There was nothing to be done
bile - an elopement. I did not liie.the
; idea .but anything was preferable to
the loss of my Constance. she
and I began to plot ; and - without any
intense trouble we arranged our plan.
'.The last urkrain . left Greybridge
Station at 9:30, we should" reach
London about 10:15, and .1 should
immediately take- her to the house of
my old nurse, who was now married
and lived in Camberwell. The good
old creature was:true as steel, and I
could trust her.' - In ramberwell,
therefore, Constance - should remain,
until the wedding took place, the
next . day if possible ; and then we
would together ask ,forgiveness from
Papa Silverthorne.
At nine o'clock on the -appointed
night—it was a Friday, I remember
—Constance . left the recto:T .
ahine. , I remained behind, aecording
to our plan, to see that no inquisitive
eyes had watched
. her departure.
EVerything was quiet The Doctor
was up stairs in sarictutn, the
servants were going to bed, Smart
was asleep in the study, and the
other ftillow was reading unconcern
edly by the window. .
,"What a terrible sell for Glieska!"
I chuckled to myself, and - then - I
scudded across the fields anti reached
the station •just in time, Constance
was waiting for me, and I rushed to
the office to take - ale tickets.
:"I have got the tickets Godfrey,"
said she:: "I • thought you might be.
late, and ' I
saved the time yOu see."
We walked on to . the platform,
\AS the train entered the station COn-'
stance—who, contrary to my sugges
tion, wore no veil ,bade the 'station .
master "g ood night.", •
:'G.ood : ' night 7111iss:," said the
-looking • from her to me with
surprise. ,
!!Is this the Crain. to Waterloo? ?'
cried 1.
• "Yes, sir, jump in," - returned the
porter. And we were seated and the
door was locked, and the 9:30 train
started on its journey up. :
"Mine at last, Constance!" I *his-.
pered to the beautiful- girl at my
side. "Who shall sepera . te us now.
She shivered slightly as my arm en,
circled her, b 4 - I tool: no notice.
,was in Elysinm! no: matter how
slowly the train :rolled along, how
often we stopped r -at one point 'in
•thenaiddle of • the. line it seemed we
waited ten minutesshe was by:my
side the girl I fondly loVed, mine
now and evermore.
• 'At length we reached Waterloo ;
we were. twenty minutes past our
time; no matter—now for Camber
I sprang out of the carriage, and--
llcavens! the first person I encoun-
tered was the other fellow, whom 1
had left an- hour ago in the study at
G rey bridge Rectory.' there.was no
mistaking him. He certainly had hot
-traveled by our• low .on
carth .
• Be advanced to the Carriage and
'raised his hat. •.
"I . .haVe` been. waiting ten minutes"
he said to - Constance; "come." She
stepped from thi?. arriage.and took
his arm. I. staggered back dumb
found-d. .
"Wait!" cried, '"- confound you,
sir; what do you mean?". •
e shrugged his shOulders :milled
her to a hansom his orders.
"Mr. stow" said she, ttirning
'to speak to me, kA have beeen wrong,
(ai.l perhaps, but you must learn to
rgive me." -
"come Constance',' sa d Glicska
resolutely, as he-handed her into the
Cab. `
- night, Stow: many
thanks kir your services, you are a
'brave boyis'nt it?" •
• And tkdriver -whipped up his
horse and Constance * Silverthorne
was -carried from miy sight forever.
* * * *
I never returned 'to Greybrhlge.
In a few montlis . :l \ pessed my exami ,
nation and went abroad. The follow
ing:year ~ a t 'homburg; \ I met Stuart
Smart., who gave me some information
of my Berkshire associ ate's .
stance had Married - the other fellow;
and . the Doctor, -unable, \ tO - earry
on his work without their asststance,
had graciously forgiven them. \They
were quite- a happy family, Smart
observed. Constance and her hus
. binind had been secretly engaged fur
years, but -asthe Doctor would not
hear of their marriage they had de;
ter-mined to elope. 1 bad been used
as the means of putting the Doctor
off the scent. . . -
S 2 per Annum In Advance.
--- 'ITOMBER 23.
"Yes, I understand all that now"
I remarked td Smart; "but how on
earth did that other fellow get to
Waterloo before we did?" '
' Ah 1 that was doosid clever in them.
The last , train'advertised from Grey.'
bridge to London leaveiat9:3o. That's
a local train. At 9:15 the Sqvtthamp.
ton express is due at Gre' ybridge, _
but it is always twenty minutes late.
You started at 9:39 punctually. Five
minute's -afterward -the express ai
riVhd, which the other_fellow must
have caught. You were shunted on
to a.siding while Master•Gliaka pass- .
ed you. Sine Vice lacrymol Ta-ta."_
. Now-a-days I can look back with
Out pain upon my sojourn at Grey- .
bridge, for I am morally convinced'
of the truthof the maxim that •'llifoth
ing is more natural and more fake
ious than to persuade ourselves that
'we are beloved."--[Befgrdvia.
The German' mother entrusts- her
children almOst.entirely to, the nurse's
arms. They spend the greater part
of the time in the open air, the great
place of resort here being the" Prom
enade," where from early morning
until even may be seen little Children
ranging in, age from those in "swad
dling clothes" to those of six and
seven years. - They are encouraged
and made to walk much-earlieftfian
American children, and it is, perhaps
owing to thi4, that so many have
crooked limbs ;- for in the abort space
of time_ I have been in this country I
have seen more bow-legged men and
crooked women .than I ever sawin
America.. The servants in charge are
oftentiMes more interested -in the
soldiers passing by than in the little
ones entrusted to their care. At an
`early age they are' placed in a 4-4-
dergarfen "-school, and later, if the
child be Of the gentler sex and of.
~weft-to-do-parents, she is sent to a
young ladies-,seminary. Here she is
Instructed hot only in her atm lan
,ruaae' but 01.36 in French, -English
and perhaps Italian; music, draWing
and painting are not forgOtten; great
pains are taken to instruct: her in
English and German literatnre, while
mathematics and the sciences areineg
lected or soon dropped. Between
the ages of fifteen: and eighteen she
is expected . to be confirmed, and of
course must, in some measure, pre-
pare herself by . - Audying the eats
ehism, and pureltiang a new white
dress for the occasion. At.this time
they.also_ receive presents from, par
ents and friends; the former gift be
ing a:watch ; this patina is an in
centive to encourage.theM to be-con
firmed at an earlier period than they
otherwise 4 - ould have peen, as.often,
times they never attend religious
worshipexCepton special occasions.
During.the season of confirmation it
is customary to see `young girls,
bare headed, arrayed, in their white
dresses, promenading the streets.' .
As time passes on the young lady
leaVes school and enters into society
with her mother. It would be deem
ed-improper for a young lady, of even`
two, to attend any entertainment or - -
visit any, plaile of anisement..litlk
out bein ,, accompanied by a parent •
or an elderly person, and as for travel- ~
ing alone, that is- entirely out of the •
i I "hardly think they ad
mire the independence of the Ameri
can girls; especially those .who ven
ture to . -cross the wide Atlantic - with- -
out . a care-taker: "If a , gentleman
should think of - choosing a German
girl as a help-mate through life, he
does not mention the :subject to her:,
but must go to - paterffarnilias 'or some
married friend, and: make them the -
mediators. if all is satisfactory, he
makes her a present of a plain gold
ring, and places one of the same kind •
on his own.. finger. when all isnr-- -
ranged they proceed to the mayor's;
.office and inform him of .the engage
ment, when registered and - an-:
nounced in the city payers. Printed -•
'notices are sent to friends, and t
happy couple appear arm in arm on ,
the streets. After the engagement
he can see the young lady alone and
take .her occasionally to the theatre
or other places-of amusement,' but
before this joyful event he must in- .
vite also the .mother of the aforesaid
married frienjs.' ChriStians, the
mqrriage takes place in the ,church,
always` on a,Sundy. I know of one
instance whiq.e the lady was. a Chris
tian and the. gentleman a Jew, where
they were married no less than three
times , on the same day by different
ceremonies, in order to . have. the knot
legally - tied., After' marriage; each
lives in, a great Aneasure independ
ant of the other. The wife manages .-
to have a'' coffee clatch " about every •
week; to which she invites 'all her
lady friends ;- they bring their needle
work, and, sitting around the. tea
table from Jour until half past seven
p. m., indulge in a se - dal - cup of cof
fee and in pleasant conversation.'
During this Period the husband does
not venture to. put his head: insido
the Floor. llr. takes his tea at a.late
hour, and then _adjourns to his favor
ite-'resort. in town, where he is'de
to.ined- by the•theinations of billiards
and -beer until - the " Wee small hours"
warn him to *return. Ile- is really ,
wedded to his billiards and beer and
when at last the other bier comes to
convey one of them to the final rest
ing place, early id the morning may,
be seen a - procession.of empty car- -
riagei headed - by a few servant girls
carryingbountiets of white and green'
and followed by, the gentlemen friends
and relatives., who always walk to the
cemetery and ride back, • the ladies
_never attenda funeral.— -Philadelphia
Bulletin. •
A charitable untruth, an Uncharitable
truth: and an unwise managing of truth
or love are all to ue carefully avoided of
hitn that would no with a right foot in the
narrow way..
STTOPING to deny denials, is as profit.
ks. 4 as stopping tp_deny truths. It is eon.
"seating to leave an affirmative for a nega.
tive position, which is a removal. from the
strong side to the weak..
" IF there is a man who can eat his bread
a-, peace with 'Nava' and .man, ikis that
malt who has brought the bread out of
the earth by his own. honest industry. It
is cankered by no fraud—is is,wet by no
tear—it is, staired by no bloixi.
IT seems as-if geld had sympathy with!
Old. Riches flee past the poor man 'a
gate,and enter in_ at the door qr.
: the .
wealthy. • how constantly does an opul
ent man receive an enormous:addition to
the sabstanoe, while the, yobr remain
always poor.