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ar,Sll • A:CD . SALT MEATS,
DRIED BEEF, FISH, POULTRY,
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tif" A 1 ) 1 , 13 ste!leered free of chttrco
l'in In lore, but I never told her,.
Never,ta•d the maiden I love ;
I lie In :he long grren grass and heli . old her,
As she swings all (lay in the boughs above.
rin a stink - Ili with top o'er iaden, • --
And a student ever should books prefer,
But she's such a darling dainty maiden,
.Icly thoughts go swinging array with her,
Up In [lle apple-tree Mni - ery swinge
And I, lying under,
Watch her and i wonder
What Is the ditty thit Margery . plugs,
A. 3 .ANGLE
And she go r es,RWlngingVatid I go-slaving,
Turning the ,leaves of n musty ball:,
But 'surely that was her white band waving;
And surelyltpat was my darling's loot.
A perfect I tttess4 . 4 hooks ' I sit
ecenonly s ; isillties.; law s
But all the pages I VIrIV . WCTe written
By that Ilttle!plith•sopliee, 31. , nrgery llaw.
Th., -light Is t4dlng, the day grown older
CA. n. SINNEY
And now the western sh.W. is g0:115,
An I Malgery. I no mere i) - ..he1.) her . :
th,.leep coc7 grassl Ilu alone.
Fur Simply she was a s:unleaun
ALA I was a fuel fur afllay
Ilat.t‘h*.m.ver lan sail and whenes - yr rtn
hack conws haekcagain.
yOn please, sir, Simmons wiPtes
to speiNteo you.' •
'By an means,' replied Colonel
apparently surprised that Sim
mons should make the request thro',
the medium of the footman: 'Tell
him to come here at once.' .'
A few moments biter came a hesi
tating knock . , and it was not until
Colonel had hliee shouted
-Come in,' ' that the door opened to
admit the alOresaid Simmons.
May 1 '7,)
I,i;(,liing up somewhat impatiently,-
0 , 14):. - -el Holt Was "struck by . the
ChnOyin the 1113il's'dil1WallOr. No
lont.!(!r the sproce, erect,middle.aged
binler, hut a pallid, trembling man,
nrud to :tny
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S I 25,000
N. N. BETTS, Cashier
C. M. MYEIt
MARSH & HITCHCOCK. Prciprletors.
Up In the ;Ipple-tree 31arv.ry fiwings;
And 1, I) tug
Watch her, and ).voinh.r •
What Is the,ditty that 31argery slags
See 2 , 114 '
V 1. 111 the apple-tree )[urger} btyillgs;
For "Life's a theatat,
Abd lore's a abadinv I"
And that Is the ditty that Margery sings..
E. Ireit furl!,
FOUNDT:',D ON FACT.
c[Da!e, Aurptse 4, .18.q.]
Gof:ci licax'ejls! Are you ill, Sim-
ttl< ti. ?,:...
'No, •ir, that T must ao away tail
vi:O . day. You must let Inc g ; in
del :1 y , ; 11 muM, sir. 7, "
it yon wish it: but
oic-; 'we :•onie reason for this stuitlett
II tie! mination. Wino has I.miiinmvii•?'
'I can tell pkti, I,et.
llle go m•it.t:otil. question. that. is all I
a-k of v!:u.!
'lt is a (teal ask,' said COl
onel h ult,, More and more sUrprised ;
6aml I . am not sure that I can grant
so Come, Simmons, tell me
llonestlf what hasl happened., It' I
can help you—' 1:
'Thank you, sir, l you can Only let
11 I. (it).'
''Peili? - ps you are in t omit money
troutile ,? Speak out fr,nkly if you
ale.' A fAint: flush came upon the
min's face; he he , itat7vd.",..
•Aloney. sir. has - to do my
tro;ll.le,',lie replied, - but it is not my
rea-4on for wishing: to 20 aswa y. have
pity on we, I implore - you ; let- me
go. 1 pint , t, whether you consent or
not.' And a*look of_tlle utmost wis
eQ-.erossed the man's face.
'Well, well,' said his easy-going
master, 'how long'do you want to he
away ? for a time only, or do you
*want to leave altouether?! •
'if u etiPugh to let me
rerun), sir. I can sty safely by the
twentieth of this month.'
'SftfelY,' muttered Colonel Bolt;
'what does the fellow mean ?' Then
alond : 'And who is to fill your place;
you know'we have visitors • coming
Again that liag , !ard look of terror
canw into Simmon's face as he ven
tured to interrupt his master:
`Yes„; sir, .1 have thought of 'that,
and I have a I , ro'iier Staying in the
Ivlvris butler to Sir Henry
Curtis, at I;enuchamp Park. Ttre
fionily Are abro,d, - and he has a
month's holiday,-and will Ldadly 'Wie
utt plae-Z while am absen!. I am
sure he will do his best to please.
yen, sir.' •
Tlwre being nothing further to set
tle. his master ;dismissed - Simmons.
For a few minutes - Colonel pon
dered over the matter and the man's
strange manner, then muttering some
thing to,the effect that servants' ways
were past finding out, he dismissed
the - subject, from• hi& thoughts and
became engrossed in business letters
of importance. •
At luncheon, much to Mrs. Holt's
anmx.einent, a sti.inge servant, was in
attendance. ; 'Where is Simmons?'
she asked.- •
7011, 7 exclaimed Colonel Holt,•sud
mnernherinT: lie had not en.
li:fliteDed his'wVe, 'this is Simmons's
Mother, ‘vlto•lnts taken his place for
a week or two. 1 have been so busy
I forgot to tell yon.' •
Mrs, Holt asked no further ques
tions till the man had left,' the room.
Then she said :.'My dear, when you
allowed Sionnons to weave, did you
remember _that. Mrs. Pereeval and
I.:flie were coming to day,i_ and that
we have a dinner-party to-morrow P.
'Yes, I did not forgt t, but the man
would go_ I could get, nothing out
of the fellow, except. that he'must go
this very day, and would return by
'lltit*hat, reason did lie give for
such extraordinary conduct?'
. 'None whatever, Ire looked mis
erably-ill and changed, as pale 'as a
ghost. I never saw such a scared
object in my life.'
'Do you think:he had been drink-
ing ?' - , •
`Oh, no he was as sober as a judge
Never mind, his brother will do very
well, no doubt ; be's butler at Beau ,
,looks a decent •Oort of
Ifellow. By-the-by, what tiiiii; is the
csr•risge to be at The station to meet
the'Percevals?' - -
Before ;Irr3. llolt could reply, Sim.
eons 0.12 appeared; bearing - a tele
'This ban Just arrived, madam.',
'A telegram Some change of
plans, I suppose, on the part of the
Percevals,' said Mrs. Holt, opening
the envelope quickly. 1 01),;how tire
some I. Listen : ."So sorry We -cannot
come. Eille has 'one of her nervous
attacks. Will write all particulars.".'
'Well, that's _end of a bore.
Plague. take these girls with their
nervous attacks ! Here we've the
nuisance of a dinner-party of natives
to-morrow all to no purpose.'
'They must 'have been caked some
time or other, my deaf,' said Mrs.
Holt mildly ; 'but it's very provok
ing, I own.'
.'And so Miss
"Etlle and her won
derful diamonds are not forthcoming,'
sail' her husband, getting up and
lighting a cigar. 'Well, I'm off. I
think I'll take the dog•cartanil drive
to the station. --No doubt there will
be fish_ end other things to be fetched.'
And Col9nel Holt sauntered• ont.
On hiS return,- to .his great sur-'
prise,'SiminonsThimseit met, him at
the hall-door. "Yon back again
What; does this Mean ?'
The man looked confused; stam
mering out, •'l—l—thought better of
it, sir and--and-- 7 1 - hope you will
forget what has 'Passed.'
'You are determined tei puizle me
to•dny, Simmons. Do you think you
are quite right in your head? Have
you no explanation to -give of your
strange conduct ?'
'None, was the answer, in,low
tones. . • ' •
'Now, what on earth - would he the
proper thing- Co do, I. wonder ?'
thought Colonel Hot. 'Oh, If I
didn't hate - trouble so muebond the
weather were not so hot! As it is,
"m.asterly inactivity" must gainthe
day.'. And without another look at
the - delipquent, he made the best of
his way upstairs.
[Date, August 4, 18641
`What can make Etlieso-late this
very morning of all 'others, when
ther'c is so much. to be done before
we s'tart,' sighed Mrs. Perceval, push
ing back her chair tom the break
fast, table as she spoke, and addresS
in(! no One in partierilar. . .
‘vas the row with Et
the night, mother?'asked -JaMes,_a
boyof fourteen, who at the 'moment
was conveying a large piece of bread
and jam to his mOuth.
, With Ellie?' .asked -his mother.
'What do you mean, Jem ?' .
'All I:know is, I heard a -scream
in the night,' replied Jem; 'and imag,
ined it ; came -from Otlle's rooms oppo 7
site. 1.111., .was`-awfully sleepy, nnl
the next Moment "was off again, and
forgot all _albnut it till just now •
.Mrs. - rerc,:val hastened up to her daughtvr's room.' To her great dis
nply, Ellie was sitting-on the edge of
the bed in :;._half fainting condition,
only pars lyilklressed. -
' ! Nly darling, arc you ill What
i-s askeirher mothe:r...
mOth6r, mother,' moaned the
girl, clinging to her, 'don't go away,
don't leave-me,' .was all poor Effie
could SaY,-. -
'Leave4ou,.my child ; of course
nut But why didn't
,you_ send for
me ? I hi:d no idea yon were
'f did not want to frighten you,
. tried - to get up and dress,
and them this hOrrilile faintness came
over me, arid I could not get to the
Tien. Oh, mamma, I hate had such
•My tfatiing I Then it was you
Jen} hearlf sere:lin?'
He must have heard mo, but he
didn't corn , , no one came ; and .oh,
it was :to terrible. I shall never,
never rforget it, and ,she trembled
'Onez..thing is clear,' said Mrs. Per:
ceval, 'l:ye Cannot go to the Bolts to
day . "-
no,' 'said Ellie, can go on no
isits ; but I must getaway from
here, from this room, from this bed,'
-- she added witira shudder. _.
'We will go anywheie you like;
her mother soothingly.
'Only try to be calm now, and tell
me what has upset you so dreadfully.'
'lt was some time before the girl
as sutlicicutlycolleeted to satisfy
her, ,mothees anxiety and curiosity,
but :it lengthorith many breaks and
halting sentences,'site.spoke much as
follows : • .
UI wept to bed, as you know, per
fectly well and looking forward to
our visit to the Hoits, and I soon fell
asleep. About 1 o'clock I fancy it
must have been, 1 awoke with a feel
ing of the most frightful depression,
just as if I were doomed to death. I
tried to call out, and to sit up in bed,
but 'a heavy weight seemed on me,
and I .eould onlylie still and gasp.
Then I felt myself sinking into a sort ,
of stupor. = 1 knew I was not awake„
and yet - I -was not asleep. Fearful
shapes and fornis 'flitted before my
eye=. until at length they seemed -to
merge:into the form of a man; with
huge . flominent eyes, who stooped
over Me, and slowly waved a large
knife in-front of my face. I tried to
scream. imit felt - it was only inwardly,
and that. no sound escaped my lips.
AgAin this terrible form bent over
me, giiiduslly fading away, only to
return a third time: with a still fiercer
look .in his eyes. .Making super
human effort, my voice at last broke
its . bounds,-and with a ringing scream
I woke, nd sprang out - of bed. There
was no one to be seen, my door was
still locked; no one could have come
in ; it -.must have been a dream, I
thoaght, and at last, sh'vering and
shaking, I crept into bed again, but
eo9ld not go to sleep. Oh, I did, so.
long for you, mother, and 'Yet I was
too . frightened to come to you.'
- 4 ,4 poor child cried Mrs. Perce
val soothingly. 'lt was indeed, a
'But, was it only a dream 7' sighed
Effie; 'it seemed 80 much more—and
that face, shall I ever forget it ?'
* 'Only a dream,darlitig. Something .
had upset your nerves.- Now, .try
and shake off the remembrance of it.
Come downstairs, ancl,..idtei break
fast, we will settle where we Will go.
I think the sea-side will be best, but
you shall decide.'
-Mrs. Perceval treated the' matter
lightly. Effie always had been high
ly nervous, and this was; only a bad
attack of nightmare. IF was, how
however, eogle tame betere the girl
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, THURSDAY MORNITHI, FEBRUARY 16, 1882.
took. the .same view 'as her mother ;
and, although-the change to the sea-,
side braced her nerves, and- did her
very much good, it was fur from be
ing a complete cure. . At times ," the
remembrance ; of the face. she had
seen would return and cruse . her
kours'of torture. Mrs - Pereeval, like
a wise woman, had kept her own
counsel concerning the dream, or
vision, whichever it was, 6o that it
had not become an eight•day wonder
in the household. She rarely allowed
Effie to dwell upon it to her. and
when, a year later a new interest
spidng up in the girl's life, she re
jcliced - , feeling sure the ghost would
now be laid forever. .For Efilo was
engaged to be married,.and two hon
est brown eyes.now haunted , her wak-.
ing as. well as her sleeping moments,
and a sense of peace -and security
hedged her round. To Launce` Spen
cer she had of course told the tale,
and Launce had petted. and soothed
her, ind Made nothing of it ;- and
with -her hand in his. and her head
on_his shoulder, she could feel no fear..
It was once more the beginning of
August, when, one- bright morning
Launce unexpectedly received a sum
mons to join his regiment; a
martial, or. some duty equally im
portant, required his presence.-=Poor
Ellie wandered about the house like
an unquiet spirit after his 'departure.
At . length, , bright thought struck
her. • .
Wainer, ;this would be the very
time for my 'visit to the FlOlts. Let
me 0010 telegram to say I will ar
rive to-morrow. They have always
begged me to conie at a moment's
notice, andi_may net be able to go
`But they have people staying with
them,' objected Mrs. Pereeval
•Never mind ; they will put me up
some way, Do let the go.' - . •
'Very well, dear.' agreed her moth
er, rather reluctantly; to oppose any
wish of Etlie's was an impossibility
to her. •Ypti !bust take Susan with
you.' • • , . •
'Oh, ye S;- and. •my diamOnds,'
laughed Ellie. "Do you remember I
was to - hav;e_taken them last year to
- show Mil,: Holt She was so envi
ous ati"tny gook!" luck in Luiving-thetu
left . to nib ; chit like you," I re-
Mrs. Pereeval rejoiced to find. that'
remembrance of the shock 'her
daughter had sustained *a year ago
seemed blotted out of her mind. No
painful thoughts appeared to linger
of that luter,rupted - visit to the Priory.
'Well. Ellte, scnd off your telegram.
then; but you need not say your dia
monds will accompany you,' she
R ip flew up to the little village
.post-ollice, and da.hed off the folloW.
am coming to-morr* for a few
days, ttnl.ss you - telearaph back to
In the -evening Mrs. Perceval in
quired if - slie bad received an answer.
'Oh, no; I told them 'not - to answer
unleSs they could not have me.'. •
• 'Still I wonder that you bait not
heard,' returned her mother; but
Effie was quite 'sure it was all right,
so no - -more *as said.
Next morning she was: up _early,
putting the finishing strokes to her
packing ) laughing and ,singing. ap
pareitly in the highest spirits. 'Good
by darling mother.. 1 shall write to
you to-morrow. Isn't it odd ? it was
this very day, August fourth, - that
we. were to have gone to the Noits
last year.'• Still no' painful reminis
cences on the subject. Her mother
kissed and blessed her, preached
care and caution, and so they part
On arriving at X—station, Ellie '
was somewhat surprised to find that
no vehicle awaited her from the Pri-•
ory ; however, as she was able - to
procure d fly without any' difficulty,
the omission was of little -Consequen
ce. lt.so happened she had never •
visited the Ilolts before, great friends
though they were. They had met,
abroad and' at the houses of common
friends, 'but something had . always
come in the way of a visit lo the
Priory, and Ellie could scarcely be
lieve she was really on her waythith
er. As the fly drove up to the door
of the old house, she saw Mrs.' Holt
in the garden, and, putting up her
head,--nodded and smiled gaily. Up
, ran her hostress, exclaiming,
my •dear child, what a delightffil sur
prise.! Why didn't - y . oOct us know,
you • were:, coming ?'•
'Surely. you received* . telegram
yesterday?' • . • '
• 'No ; did you send one ? .oh,
that dreadful boy at the post.offiCe
He really pest be gdt rid or. This
is . the third telegram he has lost , in
young . rascal ! . Never mind about
that now; however. • How delightful
to think you are really here at last •
'But is it convenient ? Are. you .
sure you can put me up ?' asked Effie.
; • •Oh forgot! every room .is full,'
cried ier friend, stopping short in
' dismay•es:she was hurrying -her into
the house: - But l can 'manage ; that
will do nicely, there's Fred ; Ife will
be „surprised P Do you know who,
this ?' she called, out to her hus
band,-who was miming down stairs.
.'Effie Perceval ! Can I believe my
eyes ?' • 'Yes ; and - she telegraphed
yesterday to say she was coming,..
and that - horrible. boy must have
lost the message:. Fred; you :must
hive him 'sent away.'
While Effie was lunching, Col.
HOU ran over the names of those
who were staying in -thehouse, and
of those of the neighbors who - were
coming to dinner. ,
dope you have brsught a_ smart
dress, young lady, and• all your . dia
mend's, for there is tobe a perfect kr
vasiOn. of natives.'
'Oh, I think I shall do,' • laughed
Effie, 'though I was not prepared
for such a festivity.'
'They don't happen often, thank
goodness ; why now that I think of
it. you left us in the lurch on the
last grand occasion ; this very day,
last year, by*Jove, so it was.'
'Yea. Oh, we won't• - talk•of that,'
said Effie, shuddering and turning
pale; She was relieved by the en
tranceef Mrs. Holt, _who . offered to
take her to her room:
hatip dope the 'best I can s dear ;
REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER.
Ordered my den 'turned into bed
room for .you. There was literally
no other room available. There . is
mly one drawback . ; it is at the end
if a long passage, has no lock to th.
and is not very near any other
'lt will do beautifully, I am sure,'
cried Effie, vexed at the trouble she
was giving, and feeling she could
not in reason make any objections,
though the idea of an isolated room
did not strike her pleasantly.
-'There is my husbands .drebsing
room,' said Mrs. Holt as they paased
an open door. 'Now turn - to the
rightfind at the end of this passage
is your room. 1 chose it for my den
on account of _ its inaccessibility.'
When reaclied, it looked such a
bright cheerful little room, with the
afternoon sun streaming into it that
Elite. was charmed. .If I feel lonely.
I can keepi Susan with me,' she
thought. - • i •
• 'Novi I' shall leave , you to rest,'
said Mrs. Holt. 'lf you Could . get a
little nap before dinner, you • would
be all, the better for it.'
must- write to Mamma anti
Launce, that . will be better than
geeping, and will refresh: me quite
as i much. What time do you dine ?
7:30 ? :Very well ; good-by till i them'
really believe Simmons,- is wrong
the head,' said Col Holt to hie
wife, as she came into her room halt
an hour before dinner.
'What has he done tow, then P
- f' 3 The fellows' manner is so : odd I
can't understand hith. As soon as
yyon had taken Effie tip to her room
I sent for him to say an extra place
must be laid•at the, dihner table, and
stated the reason
any answer, and looking up I saw
he was - white as death and shaking
all over ; then - he began n stammer-.
ing request to 'be allowed ,to go awa3
he was not well, and -so on 'IIOw
ever, I cut him .short, and told him
if he wanted to go he. must wait till
to-morrow; • and' that then, if he
Would, it must
_be for good ; but . that,
of course, he must stop and' do his
work to-night. With that I left him
and ju:lt. now I saw him to • work in
the dining room,. and I suppose, he
Leas recovered his senses.' . •
:'How very strange-hig oontia4 is,'
Said Mrs.-1104 ; 'it is exacilv a year
ago today his last vfq:.,ary.'
Contrary to her wont. Mrs. Hplt
felt somewhat of an anxious IMSIeSi,
tiq she greeted her gull is that even-
but she was reassured by Sim
man's manner, which was tts corn
posed as usual. Ellie,. obeying her
natural instinets,,wns late, and reacb
ing the drawinglooin after dinner
had been annonneed, fell to the- lot.
of a ~.1137, red-11aireri.youth, who took
her in in solemn si ence . , apparently
alp:is - heti In the radin 11CP her dia
mowis. It was a pleasant, sOeiable
rliniier enough, and all went well, to
Mrs. Dolts secret-relief._ She gave a
sigh of satisfaction oil reaching the
drawing room; feeling now that all
danger was over Never; had Etll
- brighter or merrier.. As soon,
as tho, men came. up, Mrs. Bolt .pur
suaded, her. to sing. I''he had a : love
r voice, but was usually • shy and
-nervous- to' perform before strangers.
HOwever, Co-night she seemed a tilt%
!fererit creature, an 1 not a little to
her own surprise felt every i - nelina-
Lion to comply with the request.
I:veryArte was enchanted,. and she
was besieged for another song. .
',Yob must have some coffee first,'
said Colonel Holt; beekoning 7 to
Sinimons.to bring it. um 'better
without coffee,' said Eille,.looking up
to decline it when her eyes suddenly
met those of Simmons,• who was
holding the tray in front of her. A.
'iolent - fit of shivering took possess
ion.of her as with fixed' eyes she
Watched him leave the room ; then,
With a piercing scream she •staited
up, and catching hold of Col. Holt's
arm; cried, 'Save Me, save we I' and .
fell fainting into his arms. The usu
al eonfusion consequent on such an
event ensued. 'She must have sir
and quiet,' said Col Holt ; and beg-.
ging his wife to summon Susan, he
carried the girl out of the room into .
his study, where in time she recover
ed. 'Oh I that face, the awful face
of my dream I' she moaned, pressing
her hands to her head.
'My dear child what has - distressed
you ? Tell me what has. made : you
ill: asked Col. Holt. His- wife lout
by this time returned to the dra‘‘
.room, leaving her litisbanarand.Susie
'Those dreadful eyes, that face,'
was all she would
.say for some time.
'Do you know What she Means r
Holt asked Susan, who: shook her
head, and, in_A whisper. expressed
hurried opinion that Miss Effie's.
nerves were often like this, and that
most likely she meant no' hing
'Perhaps she_ will tell me if we arc
alone' thought Col. - Holt, and he
wadea sign to Susan to. leave the
'vow dear, try and tell me what
has frightened you, ;' and who it -is
h such dreadful eyes; or would
you .rather tell A gnes ? 'lf so, I will.
'No, no,' said Effie, clinging to
him '• will tell You ;it will be bet
ter ';but it makes me shudder so
to speak of it.' Col. -- Holt soothed
her as best she could, and - at length
she managed to tell him - of:her dream
of a year ago. 'And oh;'' she . cried,
'that man wlio brought the. coffee
to me 'had the saline face" as the man.
in my dream, and when I looked up
his dreadful eyes were looking at
me in. the • same murderous way. as
'That man ? Do you • mean . . Sim
mons,. my butler ?' asked Col. Holt,
laughing, trying to reassure her.
'Fancy turning old Simmons into a
villian of romance 1 Why', he has
been with me for years, and is as
,steady as old 'Tine. You are tired
and over-excited this evening, Effie,
.and your imagination has ran away
with yoU. That is all, believo me.!
He rang the bell . and summoned
Susan, who pursuaded me to go to
her room. Col. Holt, then j returned
to the drawing room. • • His guesta
were departing, and very soon he
and his wife were left to themselves.
must go to that poor child:said.
Mrs. • Holt. 'What could WO
irougliVon flnob ottook 7.
He didn't make
'Oh, some nonsenee . about a dream.
I wouldn't tease her : with questions
' Give_ her a soothing
draught and let lier.go to bed ; and
nslic her maid to sit with her till she
Left alone, Colonei Holt rang the
bell, desired Simmons to pat; out the
lights, and see that all Was safe, and
then' betook himself, with many
yawns, to his dressing ioom, where
he intended to solace hhinself, with 'a
pipe before going to bed ; and,-,for
want of, etter food for
y . thought, his
mind reverted to poor litttle
hyterieal tnle of her dream. Pish—
nonsenee—rubbish he muttered
between' whiffs, - when suddenly an
unpleasant thought struck him, and
Us started to his feo.t. 1 'By Joy . l'
what if there-should pe omething ►n
it. 'The man's manner s not satis
factory ; and it:„,is odd, to say the
least of it, that the very itay : that she
was to have come last year, and the
very day She has come UHL year, he
hould have behaved •so queerly.
Well I suppose I'm nn old fool, but
I won't go to bed till dawn at ant
What is the time now ? 12
It anything is to happen it
will happen soot, I suppose.'
He 'opened the flocir silently, the
house Seemed wrapt in complete si-
letice ' Not a sound was to be beard'
Lenvind the dour-ajar, he placed hif4
arm, behind it, put out the
candles, and resented himself, de
voutly, hoping he might not fall
asleep, but ' thinking it was mete
Ulan . likely he_ should do
the stable clock chimed - 4.11e half-hoot
afterluid:pight Col. Volt started and
changed his position;} surely he had
begun to doze ; this will ,never do.
.Why on earth had he giveif _himself
so muclfdkscomfort ? lle , who.wout
willingly go to bed :at 10 o'clock
every night, to si4l6, iteie dark: to
such an unearthly hour, just because,
a hysterical, love-sick girl—
At this point.. - rd'' his mi•ditations
sleep again overposered him ; and
-1 o'clock -chimed - unheeded ; and - , a
figure crept by- the—open door un
heard, and stole softly (town the
corridor 'toward poor little Effie s
room. A. moment later, and Col
Llott Is wide als i ae scream
fter tcri , atu .breaks the silence of
tlic night. Before-he can reach the
room the end'of 'the corridor, the
door is flung open wildly, a stream
of light. bursts forth, and a little
white robed t4tnre with c .blre feet
flies towar(l him To his horror he
S's biooti .
. on her face and arms
•klelp help !' slie . eries ; he will kill
'CO to Aeries,' was allhe had time
to say, hurrying past 'as Susan's cries
4rrew fainter and fainter. Rushing
into room, he threw hinaseir . upon
Simmons, with whom the woman
was struggling bravefy, having con
trived, but not without, injury, to
.his grasp a knife, with
which he .had threatened ,F.flie's life.
It was Susan's Wood that had 'stain
ed tile child's face and hands. ;
fividently4 Col. Tlolt had not, ar
rived one moment to soon . on the
scene. !le caught
. the murderous
tcleam in the - wretched man's eyes,
and shuddered at what thigh; have
happened had .6 , k altogether dis
t.< g:krded poor Effie's . story.
but; tbe,wortls - iliell away"on his lips
as:lne Poor creature, strums ling
violently into his grasp, intcleil
piecing.stream and fell bat:li—
Mus. HOLT TO MIN. PERCEVAL
'The Priory,; August, 10.
Milt DEAR MRS. PERCEVAL, We
are mnekrelieved - to hear of Effie's
safe arrival,. and trust that under
your care . her -. nerves may before
long recover 'from i the dreadful
shock they have sustained. We are
glad poor Susan'S ;mii& . are heal
ing So quickly. It has, indeed, been
t fearful tragedy. anoOth Fred and
I al quite unstrung -by all.• I, for
one, shall never refuSe to believe
in dreams again. '1.1 ! .4 , that reminds
me I have p. , t, to tellYyou the strang,-
est - part of the store.
•The brother of. the poor. wretched
man came to see my husband a day
or two a!io , He was. mt - tn.:illy in
the deepest di.tress, Thr a great af
fection had existed between him and
his brother. He told us that about
eighteeti-montha_ ago,, ever since a
visit we intd to _Lord 1)--,
where he had gone with.us, his broth
er had taken to betting, and gfanbl;
ing, and going out. at night to. play
cards at a public house there in the
villa!re resta of all this was
that he. had lost. every penny of his
ravings, and ran deeply , into debt.
He was engaged to a very foolish;
vain woman, who only cared for , him
for what he could rive her. - and , did
nothing but abuse and reproae!i. him
when no . money was forthcoMing,
and altogether made his life 'a .bur
den to him..
,'Abont th;ti time he heard us at
dinner and at other . times talking
about Edle's :diamonds,- of how she
- was coining on a visit, and was to
bring th - em with her. He had ...cOn
fideic his Many trot/hies:to his brother
-who happened to haVe a, month's
holiday, and had taken lodgings in
the village,. and his brother lent him
enough Money to clear him. The.
fatal. love of play,. ho-wever, - still
clung to him, and now' conies the
'strange part of my title.
'The night-of the third of- Atign•
last year he had a terrible dream.
Haring promised his brother to
keep from play, he had 'gone to bed
early, instead of going ;out as he
had been in the hat4' of ',doing.
But he could - not sleep, and tossed
from sAe to side, his mind filled
with visions of Eflie's diamonds,
which had been 'the subject of:a con
versation at dinner. ' About, dawn
befell into a troubled sleep, and
dreamecl.that you and Effie - had ar-•
rived, and that she had come down
to dinner resplendent with diamond,
the sightof which, to use 'his words,
raised the devil within him. The
passion for gambling seized on him
with/renewed force, and he at once
deteiintied to steal the diamonds and
'set 1;off to America.. lle felt he
woOld not even stop ghoit of mur
der 'itself in order to aceomplish his
desire. In his dreain he waited/ at
the table and perfortued 45 du-
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ties as quietly and as perfectly as
ever, but his resolution did notwaver. -
The house was shut up fo,r the night
and he found himself in the pantry
searching among the •knives for the
one which he considered best suited
to his purpose. Armed with it, he
stole up to Eflie's thorn 'about two
o'clock in the - morning. Entering
very softly, he stood for moment
listening to her quiet, even breathing,
which showed she was fast asleep.
A night-light was burning, and be
. glitter of the diamond
ornaments, as they lay scattered
about . the dressing table. . •
'He moved forward to secure them,.
end, in so doing, made some slight
noise, which awoke the poor child,
and with a piercing scream she start
ed up in bed. Then, so he dreamed,
he pushed her down •and threatened
to murder her if she ere not qUiet.
• 'Ai this point of • his ` dream Sim-
Mons awoke, trembling and shaking --
as if he had•the ague, aild for some
time he felt, so he tod his brother,.
as if he had really committed the.
fearful deed, so vivid was the impres
sion left upon his mind. He had the
sense to regard his dream in the light
of a,. warning, and at once felt - that
his sole safety lay in flight. His ,
brother took the same view; and soon
after breakfast. Simmons went to my
husband and told hail he Wished to
go away for a few days, assigning no
reason. Of course we thought hiS
conduct very strange, but he went,
and 'his brother was to take Ida place
in his absence. On hearing, however*.
that you and File had postponed
your visit be reappeared in the after
. 'His:dream, combined with . his
hrotner's entreaties, had .tsz) worked
upon - , 1141 better feelings that for a
lint' time 'he gave'up his evil Prac
tices. A month or two ago, however,'
a;pears-he again succumbed to
temptation _and had again lost,'-(for
him) a large sum of money.
-'On the P - Mrth of August occurred
Efrie's unexpected and ill-fated visit.
It is easy now to understand
coon's behavior when he heard of her
;arrival. No' doubt the memory of
Iris .terrible . dream rushed back on
his.mind, and his dread was lest the
temptation should overpower. hiin,
.as, alas ! it' did.. Ilk poor -brother
wishes vainly that he had been here,
for then, he, says, the devil would
,not have had it all his own way. Qt
course Simmons did not imagine that
Eflie's fainting lit had any connection
withbimself, neither had he any rea
son to suppose that Susan would sit
up with her that, night. But even
had - he known it 1 doubt if the fact
4vould have made any diffe..rence', for
a stronger- influence than he could
resist- was upop him and droVe him
to his destruction Heart ,disease,
%Thiel' his brother says is in the fain;
ily, must-have'lbeen the cause of his
awfully sudderi - deAtti:
'Whether; it will be Well to tell
Ellie the. sequel of this sari aid
strange story you must 'decide. .At
any-rate, it seems unadvisable to re
opt;n the subject at priisent. There
are those - who no doubt would pre
tend they . could account for all that
is so stratt.e % in these two dreams.
For tnyself,they must ever remain in
psychological riddle—one of those
mysteries which pertain to the un
, seen world. -
'Willi - everything that is kind to
the dear child,
Tae Chicago Tribune is publishing
what it pretends is-an original primer.
We should like to contribute a lesson
I to it. • here it is: Do you see the
man with the shears? He lives in
rhicago. He is an editor. What
does he do with ; the shears? He
'writes his editorials with them. Ile
is reading a funny paragraph. Does
.lie think it funny? He- does.. Will
I,e print it without giving credit for
? Oh, you bet he will ! And" will
!it please the man who wrote . the par
agraph to have him to do so ? No,
it will not please him. He will say
- the. Chicago editor is 'a mean man.
Ele. will Alt down and write ti para
graph calling the Chicago editor a
thief: ill the Chicago editor steal
that paragraph ? No, he will not.
,h3s brains or instinct ciotigh not
to do that. . It is pleasant to know
that the Cliicatlo editor • ha.i. anc
hrair.s at all--Boston Pod.' .
t".Whrn Peter the first crusade,
A Norseman wooed an Arab man/
ortieat it the tropic nn.on.
4Antl as they reared 'together there,
It inaaes one think of silverware— e. -
t dfarathon Indepersit,nl.-
HA!) severe attacks of gravel and kid
ney trouble ; was - unable to get any medi
cine or doctor. to ,'cure me untit.:l - used
flop Bitters, and they cured mein a abort
titne.—A DISTINGUISHED LAWYER OF
WAYNE CO., N. "1:
A MAKER of doggerel harine. hid a wa
ger' that he would makes rhyme on any
thiMr, "Sennachetib" and ;‘Jeliosatihat"
%A-cm adt . ,rtzested as a theme. Ile iinniedi- r
OWED him fifty : They are discuSsing a
new play: "It is a fine thing-4a tremen
dous success," exclaimed one of then], , a'
Bohemian.- " I had complimentaries toe
the first performance," ; " Ali, so you.
know the author :""`.I should think so.
Why, he owes inc fifty francs." "The
deuce pin say !" "Tea-; I asked him to
lend me a hundred francs the other day
alai he only had half the money about
him "—French Fooliehneu, . •
I"ftEcirrioN : " See) here, *lmre are ,
yeti dragging that bull-dog to?" said an
ageot of the Society for the Prevention of
ernelty to Animals yesterday morning.
" I ain't a dragging him ; he's coming
along all right, only he Wants to be socia
ble with all the other dogs, that's all."
"I insist on kuow;ng- where you're .tak
ing that dog," said the agent, firmly.
" Well, I'm taking hint down to have his
teeth ailed. Season's coming on now for
fellers to come around and sell trees and
sewing ni acl I ine s. "—Neta Homan Register.,
Tin.: St. ',anis. (%to.) Poit-Dispateh at
the close Of a long article says : 'ln fact
St. Jacobs Oil is pushing all. other reme
diesout df the tlelii, and, excellent though
some Of the liniments, formerly offered
are, the efficacy
. of St. Jacobs Oil is magi
cal eases of sciatica; rheumatism, pleu
risy, nburahiia, nervous headache, jumba- .
go and seores of other disorders ; while in
the use of sprains, burns or njuries it is
an absolute panacea, and for general use
is better than theatkiditi - oe many phyai
elanfi, "A word to the wise is sutileieut,"
'Believe me, sincerer; yours,
'A USES U O'LT./
There was a King liennacherib
Who said that he' potdd whaec a rib
Of any but ;
Ile wouldn't his, hj was 8) fat.
$1'.50 par Annum In 'Advance.r
THE GREAT SECRET OF 1118 WONDER
FUL SUCCESS IN LIFE.
Wary Cabut l 0 Ludge February itlantle.
when NNebster failed, it was a
moral failure. Moral weakness was
the. cause of , aceeptanee .of money
and ofithe fall on the 7th of March.
Intellectually he ranks among the
greatest men of his race or country.
His mind was not profoundly origin
al, nor did be • hare that -unknown
subtle quality, rarely met with
among statesmen or lawyers, but to
be found - in poets and artists, ivbieh
men•hare agreed to call genius. We
watch the ferits of some stirred) ath
lete, and all that he - does is impossi
ble to as, far. beyond our reach ; but
We understand -how everything is,
done, awl what . muscles are needed.
We obseue the 7perforinance. of .an '
Eastern - juggler ; we see the results,
appreciate the skill,-, but the
.secret of the trick escapes us. This
is true also of mental operations ; it
is the difftirence between the mina of
Shakespeare.- end that of Pitt,- - -the
difference not of degree, but of kind.
yebste . r belongs to the - -athletes./We can do - - nothing but admire.
achievements so far beyond our
grasP, and gaze with wonderon a
developement so poWerful, So - ,
ed, so splendid. But we can under=
stand it all, both .the mind and its
operations. .It is intellect raised to
any power you please, but it is .still
as intellecto form and process with
which' we are familiar. There is
nonciof the batilitig sleight of. hand,
the inexplivable- intuitions of genius.
Webster has been • accused of aii•
.frnits of another
roan's labors to his. own uses and
glory. This is perfectly . idle criti..
cism. Webster hail the ceitmon
:quality of greatness, a quick Sercep
tioti`of the value of suggestions and
thoughts put forth other Men,
And the eapleil*
and Use of them ; making them hear
fruit 'instead of remaining sterile in
the'hands of ••the disc-verer. But
.after all. is 'said, we come back to
lite simple statement that he watt al
very' great than ; Intellectually, one
;if the greatest - men of his age, He 1
is one •the chief figures of our his : l
rory, and his fame - as a lawyer, 'an
orator and a statesman is
. part of
'Chat hi-tory. There -he :stands he-1
fore us, grandly, vividly, with 11 his
glories and all his failings. The - 1
uppermost thought, as we look at him,
is-of his devotion to the Union, and
of the great work which be did in I
strengthening and building up the
i.ational sentiment. The s:aitiment, ,
,the love of. Webster's life, proved
Dowerful,enou! , ll to save the. Union
in the hour of supreme trial. There
is no need, and it .would not he_ri“iii.,•
to overlook or to forget • his emirs
and failing,s,_;lll the more grevions .
, was ;.0 ;gifted Al; wen
even those • whO iTnsrire- him most
severely, acknowledged his greattiess.
But it is not his -- fame which will
plead most strongly for him- when
his faults are brought , to the , 'bat of
history to receive juilginent. It wit
he the thoualit of a united country.
the ideal of hi 3 Inpes, the inSpiration
of the noblest efforts of his intellect,
which will lead men to say, even
Addle thercorideum, "Forgive him,
for he love& much."
At the Grave of • a Child.
My' friends. 1 know how, vain it is
grief with N; °llls, and ytt
I wish to take from, every. grave its
Here in this world Where lifen.nd
death'are equal kings, all
brave enough to meet what all the
dead have met: •
From the wonderous tree of life
buds and olossoms fall with ripened•
fruit., and in the common bed of
earth patriarchs- and babe slt•ep
side by side._.
•- Why should we fear that: which
will come to,all that is
_We cannot t tell ; we- do• not know
which is the greater hlessing,•life or
'We cannot say that death : is not a
We - do know Nyhether the grave
is the end of this lie or the door of
another, or whether toe night:here is .
not somewhere else a dawn.
Neither can we tell which is the
most fortunate—the child dying in
its mothers arms, lirfore its lips
have learned to form - a word, or he
who journeys all, the length of life's
uneven road, painfully taking the
last, few steps with staff-and crutch.
No man standing where the hurl
zon,of a life has touched a grave has
any wright to profesy a future filled
with pain anci . tears , .
It may be that death gives all
there is of worth, to life. .
If those : we - press and strain' against
our hearts could never die, per
haps that love wouldwither from
the earth. -
May"be this common fate treads
from out the paths between our
hearts the weeds of selfishne:s and
hate, and I would rather • live and
love - where death is king than have
eternal life where love is not.
Another life is naught unless we
know and love again the ones, whc;
love us here.
They who , stand with breaking
hearts around this littlegrave need
have no fear.
The larger and_the nobler faith in
all there is and is to - be, tells us
that death evennt its worst •is only
perfect rest ,
We know that through the com
mon walks of life—the needs and
duties of each hour.—their grief will
lessen every day, until at last. this
giaire will be. to them a pit,cc of rest
and peace—almost of joy.
There is for them this Consolation.:
The dead do not-Suffer.
If they live, again their -Jives . Wil
be surely as-good as ours.
We have no-fear - ; we are all child
ter. of - the same mother, and
same fate Awaits us all.
We hare our. religion and it is
this : Help for the living and hope
for the dead.- - Robrt G. Ing.er.Roll..
tl Tnousi...lin servant. girls are wanted
in Manitoba. There seems mall to be
parts of the earth that have not been sub
Lionrat green is p, new shade.
Tun new red is carnation color.
COMMNATION Costumes/Are losing fsiel
DOUOLE-DREASTED SIMMS are Out Of
EGLASTINE pink is a new shade for
WORTH is bringing plain stuffs into
JERBFS dresses are fashionable for lit
SPANGLES are on new silk fans for es , ..
,ESTHETIC valentines are displayed in
the Sh ops.
GoLn braid and gold. lace trim new
black bonnets. '
MAIDEN's hair fern is mixed with or
angt: -blossoms for brides' dresses.
NARROW bands or Greek fillets of silver
ribbon are worn on the' hair.
A POUF just,- beloir the back of •the
Waist is on the newest dresses. .7
QUAP.TfiIt trains are 'iriore Ktylish than --_
either e!hort skirts or demi•trains.
NEW eding-liabita have narrower and
shorter skirts than those hitherto Worn.
GILT nails, with flat vinare beads, l are
used to fasten cloth dresses instead of
v LF.:STEN costumes will k e nrde of fine
black wool, trimmed with braid or with
A HOOP of coiled beads is used for gath
ering up the cashmere drapery, of esthet
IN Paris young girls do' not wear • low
ra,qlseilAres,e-s Cren.to ballh. Saiinetimes
th bodicv; iS • open in a square, an oval or
in triangular shape in front, while fl)
shoulders are generally covered.
VALF.NTINEfiIIaVe. never been so beau
tiful as they are thiS seas(m. Charming
specimens are band-painted on porcelain
in landscapes; sea views and floral do
signs, with borders of plush and• fringed
satin. "In Freer.th-color combinations for
instance ; with.old plush, the fringe is pale
pink,.with garnet and cardinal ; cream,
blue and pink' garnish- the edges. •
AN elegant toilette is made of the Che-_
ney siltin-tinished -ground in
pale blue, cvere4r) with 'silver crescen e.
This is garnished with fril.s, - plastrons
And cascades of white lace, s cured by sil
ver cresc nts, .thii head of each lace
fall, and these ornami rits,. also decorate
cot - sage ou breast and shoulders, and are;
half hidden in a vest of lace.
ME fan of ostrich 'feathers, white,
blaCk or shaded of two colors,'-is in very
great 'rayon Stylish mountings are of
light amber and tortoise shell. The lat- •
ter is espeCially fashionable this Winter;
it is used fur a number of costly_and fan- .
ciful trifles, which are introduced since
the new. - year as --gifts-' and_ souvenirs.
When inlaid with old silver or gold, - these
trifles of . en become veritable art objects.
" Jean-Got-jou " ,robe is very sita-.
. short, round skirt is in- pale.
old brocade. a most dr.ji.Cate son - shade ;
the tunic of olive green plush is lightly
Tiutheud below the - pointed-'waist, the
very mogli-rate points neing.outlined with
gold passemem.2;-ie. The-tunic is draped
at the. side wi!li smail: pleats under the
long, (i-‘ie train, lined - with gold satin
nti without vat i entie. This style of
ne,ike niodels the ti-ure4crfectly,
SomE of the valentine:4 this s , ason are
as itin;ty n, texture np, the most exgnisito
laces ; they h.tve artistic central - pieces of
liaurf pi.ior ink , on satin. perfect in ...execu 7
trot) toil tintin-, with silver or white fret- •
vi'olk border, atter round point- and point
Darin s-e : the 11..1111.dt:signs . , io pat
lifteN being. , shaped anti raised as if
the ,wets, spjays and closti:rs
were ~sly laid on tf, dt-licate lace. Oth
ers 0 itoid the pet.;;-et bh , sgonc , ,
but are IMtiler Lfarnished with
anti tares ii teller. and in some instances
tiny •to ilhaar-Imod Inntniu4 birds and
jew - e:ca_ hot the.: are 110''CI in over rani-k
cgated stick!. s and selkr... ? jasmines.
Fun, Fact and Facetix.
Kiladt.lphia ...Im - eriett says "slabg
is t;1!• .I*-sfwver of cim,ep•ation." •Yi
Let i;". i., aiol the AtnelieNn pc;•ple, should
it With, empliiv-Is.--2tiorrii
I t.t , .4)1:r.v. (four y:•ar- , old. at the tea ta
“ 1131:J: hi, may I Lace smile sar
oi!;.,:,..”urea : 1 4114 - 1 illl ant rt'a
kiy, 11.;e2)1•gi. , . •• (.4.irprise.ll):
‘.• Why. nni, itt•_ as tvants
111:1;0P-m ilt.the theft : " These (Irfenti.
ai r a r , I.'ourt.tinds
, :tole a 1ar,..t0 : amount. —(tuough to (tinkle ,
r , in to agini'.:ittion. fall tLe ntxt. care "
(ts , ..E a :Wt. :
yOur 'f..iher a Chris
ti,llll"- s;tieri , rk.:•tlennin to a lithe boy on
I n t• Oecasifin. ! , :aid the little
boy : •• but I holier, he -.117...i nvc worked'
intwn it la•cly..7—Detcr.it ?,e' frees.
" Then: !" triumphant
ly • amtud Deatiwocul editor, a ., a huh
let,same t !iron , 11 the icitiftwi and shat-1
ten d the inkstand ; "I kn.2lv that ni,w
• Pursonal ' c, lnniti tAtiulci be a success.''
—San Frala:sen Piet.=.‘
A itt.sp-tiNAKTEn .Ttulge : A TeXas
lutige knocked six tin nths off a ninety—
nine years%sciiteuee in order to snow
prison •r that he was willing to give Eat
How 1w got arotthrl it " How. are yqu,
Charlie ?'' " Never was feeling worse."
" Worse! Wliy, they told- me• your rhett
mit ism was • much better." " Oh, the
rhemnatisth is all right.
.It's getting bet
ter every day `; but. I'm .grciN‘iug worse."
—Bostr n Trtnecript. •
, cosNoLATios : surgeon has removed .
a patieut'S leg above the
.knee. • The sub-;
ject, laments the loss of his Wulf. "Come,
Como," says the nu of science, cheerily - ;
'• :you musn't take. on So. It',S all for-the
best—see,.yOU were goin, to have a corn
on your little too. - -Pnriat'un Picking.
bad.hitni He slipped quietly in at
the door, but catching sight of an inquir
ing face over the Ftair-rail, said : "Sorry -
so late, dear ; couldn't . get a car be
fore:" "So the cats were full, too," said
the lady, and further rem:irks were untie- -
-cesi-ary.—Rot*), Cwitmereial Btaletht: •
AVITIIMETICAL A WitAington cotre ml ,
spondeut relates the story of a Western':
senator, who, entering the restaurant the
tiny, ustlct eft half a dozen raw oys-.
ters. The waiter brought him sir. The
Senator fit a moment. looked grimly at
the plate: and. then --out : - "Boy,
St•Vell oysteis are half a dozen bring me
A P.6110:1i.l111,N fact : Vje have many
times•been all.tutwillim, listener to the
"said 1" uarrA ions
public - conveyanecs :in& elsewhere ;• but
but never knew an. instance where the
said I's" didn't say all the smart things
and the ".said she's " tattle : . stupid and
vicious .mes, 'or where - the "said I's"
didn't Conte I,fl' victorious in the end.,—
Boston Transcript. - _ . .
• AN unreaconjbl.7 youth " Anything
- you see pie d•:, you
.cuwdo," said Pingrev
to his sou. "Thank: sir,;; ' replied
the young man , "but - p&haps I would
like to do.si.rn^ Of the things you take
such mi2l:ty govd care I s•Lat..',l. se:. -you.
l'ingrey thinks of this and trembles
every time he goes behind at s cupboard
door to look into th:. bottom t oCtluit
IT was in the smoking*-rootd- a, Clio
artl steamer that a Teuton was -recottly
talking about forecasts. "Look here,'
said he, "I dell you-vatit iS; yeti getter
don't dake no stock inldem weader bre-,
dic;ion , :. Dose beohlp, don't know • nod=
ing. Tin tell no getter as can."k
" Dint. my dear sir," said a person pres
ent, ":they "foretold the__ storm we have
just _encountered." " Veil, dot ish z,),"
replied the Gerloan conteing4itively ; - hut
I dell vat "it is, dat .shtorai yonld have
come:just de same if it had not been bre- .
FEARFUL outrage upon• a gentleman :
"Gooduesicl James, what can be the mat
ter ?" 'J he sympathetic queitioner. waa
the wife of , the President of the. Great-
of Philadelphia; The time was last even
ing when he entered his residence. -11 hr
hat was crushed; his hair was disheveled
and perspiration dripped from his red
f.,ce like rain-drops from the eaves of a
, ~ N othing- , " he gasped, falling
upon a•loange," Only that .wretched crea
ture.Joues set:alrap for me and I fell into
, g A. trap ?" "Yes, the rascal per
suaded me to ritle - up.town,iu one of my
own cars ; Pm nearly
' dead ; of . course
there wa.stA't. standing. worn, foi there
-wets: sixty-eight people crammed into the
ear ;4'ui literally smashed ; Iwouldn't go
through . that •again for fifty dollars ;
phew, but it was awful !" . •