Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, February 23, 1882, Image 1

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Keep on hand,
ifer All goodi delivered fret of eliorre •
, TavanathPit. 4 w•T ii. IYI
I was to blame, - for I was hard ;
She was to tame, for she was proud ;
And su the pride and hardness built
A wall between us, high as guilt;
!And 4 - et no guilt was there.
/ But When my heart grew soft, she barred
The gate on love. I cried aloud ;
But'she was deatunto my prayer.
And s 4 we drifted far apart,
I.While!friends dame In to heal the breach.
Poor fools: to think that they 'Could touch
With balm the Leans that ached trio much,
Too wildly for despair.
But pride put gands above the smart,
And we were gay and light of speech.
And jeered at lo e and mocked at care.
But still f tjte chili, the little child,
oes at stated seasons forth
From het to me, ifroa tiierldinst;
And keeps keen Thrilling thoughts astir,
Awaklng old regret.
Thought eprliigs to-night unfettered, wild,
Oh, wife what IR llfc•a living worth
If thou and I are parted jet?
Lo ! I will break the bonds that held
My life and thine in separate ways,
And standing by thee taco to face"
Beseech thee fill thine empty place,
And bless my lonely soul
With love like that fair love of old, -
That gladdened all our morning days, •
But stronger grown, and cairn, and whole
Twill not grudge to own me wrong—
Great llea en I rhat slender form is here?
What loving eyes look into mine?
What hands in mine owe bands entwine?
. My wifei my wife, at last
Wake up, white blossom, sleep not long,
Awake to bless thy mother d..,ar;
Our days of dark are gone and past.
ley bird, thou bast flown'Warne to me,
Thrice welcome to thine early nest : ,
.!;;sy, not a word between us twain
Of ;all the empty Years of pain
• Forevermore be satd.
It Is enough fur miatid thee
That thou art here upon my breast,
That all our foolish past Is dead.
Edgar Shafto was an idle, spoilt
young man, who had often been called
by the had names of 'flirt' and 'ad
venturer.' In' the first of these char
acters he was so inconstant as to he
hardly dangerous,. except to people
who had never heard of him before.
Ile could not be 'det . 3ted, even to an
heiress. Yet he was ambitious, often
wished to be rich, and had fancies of
distiniuishing, himself in different
ways; but as nothincr could be gained
without etertion of some' kind, this
lazy-minded man seemed. Likely to re
main a poor nonentity all his days.'
tSometimes he talked about - going in
for science, and told his aunt, the
only person who believed in him,
that if he chose he could great
things, and make all sorts of discov-
'Well, my dear, why don't- you?'
said Miss Shafto encouragingly.
'lt is such an awful bore; replied
Ile generally met his aunt in Lon
don, and ,for years had not thought
it worth while to pay her a'visit in
.the country ; but one summer her
letters were full of a neighbor of
hers, a certain Lady Adela, a girl
whose relations were all dead, and
who. had come down (or a time to a
house she had'in this quiet part of
the world.. Miss Shafto had an old
friend who was related to Lady Ade
la's mother, and this old friend was
now living with the heiress, who was
much too young and pretty to take
care of herself. .
All these hopeful circumstances
brought Mr. Edgar down one day to
South. Hazel, to his aunt's nice red
house in the hilly village street. He
had written the day before to say he
was coming, but was too clever to
wait for lan answer. Old women,
with their conscientious smithies, bad
spoilt his plans once or twice before,
he thought.. If he could only man
age to like Lady Adela, why, should
she not like him ? ' He was j clever,
handsome, of good - family. • What
reasonable objection could there be ?
Edgar Sliafto was not at all troubled
with modesty, and was beginning to
think that this shilly-shallying life
had gone on long enough.
It was early in Septemberwhen
he came down to South Hazel on a
lovely, warm afternoon. The harvest
wagons were creeping slowly home,
up and down 'the hills ; here and
there a tree was turning yellow, the
cottage gardens were full of flowers,
and up above great flocks of fleecy
clouds were weaving themselves into
long low, arches across the blue lim
pid sky. Other clouds were motutt•
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MARSH Sc HITCHCOCK. Proprietors.
She sleeps—the welcome wintry inn
Is shining on her little . face
The firelight glintatipon her bale,
My precious blossom : oh; how fair,
- now very fair she Is
And soft ahe sleeps, my 11111 e one,
An sadly to - and fro I pace,
And dream anew of olden bliss.
This flowers 1 - plucked for her delight
flare fallen from the ttny band ;
The painted toy that ebarmeu hej eyes
With quaint design and action, flee •
Beside the pictured boot; -
Strange thoughts arise, oh: blossom bright,
That vex aiudihrill me as I stand
Anear, and on ply features look.
Thy mothers face, thy mother's smile,
Tdy mother'., ringlets flowir4 free;
Her tinted cheek, her forehead white,
bier eyes, brown wells of liquid light,
Yea, all her charms are thine ; •
Thy mother kissed thy lips erewhile,
Before she sent thee forth to me,
And to that kiss I added mine.
. 3 .
And whop 11/11eveninra shadows fall,
And thou art by her aide again, •
Will she, too, seek,-asl - harq sought
The kiss the childish lips have brought.
Ourrted lipsto bless?.
Will bite t fondly question all
.1 said and id, and seek to gain •
A glimpse our lost happiness ?
Ab dear my wife ! all street my wife I
Too lightlyon , too lightly lost ;
Might riper go repair with tears
The havoc m a in - earlier years:-
Should we weep, thou and 1 P
Should wee - clasp hands, and end the strife
That all our youthful years bathcrossed,'
And fare together till we die?
If we two stood upon the brink
. .
Of that wlde;ulf that yawns between
Thy life and'udne this many a day,
And one should to the other say •
• —"I erred the Srst—and most," '
Should we stretch out glad hands and Hat
Our lives, and let the dark " has been
Float frolOis like a grim gray ghost?.
rrls hard t4.say, for pride la strong,
And either blamed the other's heat;
But as I 100 upon the face
Of my ono Ohlht, and In It trace
The look of one away,
My heart Cried out against the wrong..
That bars us both from union sweet,
"And whose the blame 1*" I aadq4aoilly say.
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ing slowly in heavier masses, away
to the south. All these pretty sights, '
with the faint smell of wOodemoke
in the air, Just to remind one that it
Was autumn, made Edgar feel
charming as he strolled up the bill.
lie had heard that his aunt was at
Hazel Howie ; what could be better
than to follow her there, and. to get
rid at once of the slight impatience
and curiosity in his-mind. -
,He found the ladies in one of the
old-' walled-gardens, whiei opened
into each other at the bti4 of the
house. They were standing by a bed
of pansies ; his aunt, tall, fat and
beaming, with the smile of a young
woman ; Mrs. Sackville, small and
gentle,.jer hair in round white curls;
Lady Adele, with a basket in her
hand, gathering flowers, and much
hindered by the caresses of two large
Edgar Shafto lost his heart imme
diately. lie had often done it before
but this time he was almost surprised
and alarmed at himself, for he could
hardly take his eyes away frOm Lady
A dela, ani certainly not his thoughts.-
She was a lovely little. person ; not
short, but slight and finely made,
holding herself with the light, grace
ful uprightness that comes naturally
to, perhaps, one woman in fifty thou
sand; Oainsborough's Duchess being
an example of it. Her hair was dark,
her eyes were very large and blue,
her pretty delicate features were full
of spirit and 'expression. To describe
her in a few words, she was a sweet,
fearless, high-bred ttie beauty. She
wore . a gray jacket and a shady bat,
trimmed_ with large white daisies,
and was ready to smile with a sort
of angelic frankness on the young
man as be came up to her, amidst the
exclamations of .the old ladies. •
T.hat delightful garden ; its paths
went winding about among all sorts
of flowers; mallows and salvias and
anemones, pansies in various crowds,
hedgeli of sweet peas, still bright in
Color, and migonette, which filled the
iiir with sweetness. While his aunt,
quite alive to the situation, and per
tously afraid that Mrs. . Sackville
inight *inspect her, was explaining'
what an unexpected pleasure Edgar's
arrival was, he walked on with Lady
Adela and her dogs, through those
bright and _fragrant ways. He was
very agreealile ; pleasant to look at,
with brqwn/eyes t good featores, and
a sweet - though melancholy ;
pleasantfto talk to, for - he quite hid
his 'feelings, and' argued with, Lady
Adele in an amiable, dispassionate
way about her - flowers.. • There was
some fun in disagreeing-with- her;
she was so positive, and seemed to
delight in fighting small battles . for
her favorites. Yet she had no con
ceit, and when she found out that
Edgar knew more than she did, and
could give her a whole list of scien
tific names, she wasready to look up
smiling, and to take his opinion.
They were getting on beautifully
when Miss . Shafto found it was time
to go home.
_~;. ,_ _
Edgar, who had already.promised
to. lend !Lady , Adela a book on carna
tions, could depart with an air of
pleasant unconcern. When he was
alone with his aunt, the artful young
man went into no raptures, but began
coolly talking of his own affairs.
Miss. Shafto, a naturally impatient
woman; who wished to be the soul of
prudence, but could not always man
age out into questions.
'Did he admire Lady Adela?'
'She seems a nice little thing,' said
Edgar. 'lnnocent; fond of plants
and animals.'
'But so pretty ! Don't you think
so ?' ' exclaimed Miss Shari°, in
'Yes; a pretty little face,' said the
provoking Edgar. 'What makes her .
live down here ?'
'She has not been very strong,and
this place agrees with her particular
ly well.. I know Mrs. Sackville is
very anxious about her.'
'She looks well enough.
'Well,_ Edgar,' said Miss Shafto
after a pause, 'I -am glad you are so
sensible. / think her lovely, and
that was what made me so nervous
when you arrived. I was afraid you
might fall in love with her, to tell
you. the truth, and that would be
such a misfortune.'
Edgar laughed slightly. 'I 'am
getting too old for that sort of thing,'
he said.
'That is.nonsense, of course.. But
Mrs. Sackville and her friends mean
her to make a great marriage--very
rightly and naturally, too—and if
my dear, penniless nephew—oh ! it
would seem too dishonorable, some
how 1 Mrs. Sackville would neqer
believe that I. had not asked you
down on purpose.'
'ls the luck) man fixed upon ?'
'Well; we all _think, you. know.
Nothing poditive yet Mrs. Sackville
hinted the other day at Lord Elton ;
and, of course, there could be noth
ing more suitable ; in fact, he is the
only man in the county worthy of
'That little brute !' said Edgar, for
getting himself
'Why, what do you know about
'Nothing,' be said rather shortly.
'lf I knew him to be a scamp and a
ruffian, what would be the use of
telling you ? You and Mrs. Sack
vine would think alike, no doubt.
Lord Elton 1 What can his tittle
faults signify ?'
'Don't - talk in that d'sagreeable
way,' said Miss Shafto laughing.
'Yes, we ehould think alike; and La
dy Adela would agree With us. She
is a very sensible girl, with no absurd
romance about her. She will never
throw herself away.' -
'lt would be a pity.if she did,' said,
Edgar. Then he began to whistle,
and then to talk about something
else, with such an interested air that
his aunt smiled at her own anxieties.
He stayed on from day to day,
and saw Lady Adela. many, times,
keeping - up a successful selitontrol
that surprised herself. It - was a new
thing to - exert himself like 'this ; to
be strong in holding back and hiding
from other people "s quick eyes the.
first reel passion that he bad ever
knoWn.',: Only the • knowledge that
discovery would mean banishment,
'could have given such resolute power
to the idle, soltiadulgent Edgar.
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TOWAP.A4, BRADFORD_ : ..OQI:IIITY., : 4- :s4 - : : THURSDAY :IORTIING, .: FEBRUARY 1 23, -.lBBg,
The strangest chances . Were always
bringing him and Adela together
during the fortnight that'he stayed
at South Hazel. Every day she be
came more and more attractive- She
had the high, wildlipirita of a. child,
yet with such dignity that no one
could treat her Ups child. Edgar
saw her look: haughty and seornftd
Once or twice, and that was enough
for him; it added a sort of bitterness
to his love =for her; if she knew,
would not she turn her little head
away, with a curl of the lip that was
enough to plunge one into purgatory I
He called himself a fool and lost all
hope, if be ever had any ; but then
next morning he would meet her
riding her black pony, sunny and
smiling as the day ; or would find
her walking with the dogs, or gath
ering flowers; or would see her sweet,
grave face in church, listening to the
1 rector's long sermon.' He himself,
in his effort to command himself, ap
peared to be more languid, lazy and
indifferent than ever before.
seemed to care less, as he grew every
day to care more, and was tlierough
ly,• sharply and comfortable misera
ble. • The touch of her hand made
him turn pale; and•wben she passed
him it was only by a violent straggle
that be could prevent himself from
kissing the fringe of her dress. All
this time be managed to - deceive his
aunt and Mrs. Sackville. Whether
Lady Adele herself was equally blind
may, perhaps, be doubted ; for the
most resolute person cannot always
command his eyes. But she was a
very sensible girl,. a; Miiis Shafto
said, and also, in those days, aiittle
bard-hearted. It would have been
unnatural if the man bad not admired
her, and she did not find it necessary
to deny him her smiles. •
Miss 'Shaft° liked having her
nephe* with her, and was only too
glad that he should stay, as long as
his behavior was so .perfectly satis
factory. For anything she knew or
cared, this state of things might have
gone on through the autumn; but a
fortnight of it was enough, for Edgar.
He soon found that there were limits
to his endurance of this kind of life,
in which joy {tad pain were mingled
in such a maddening way.
One morning he went out about
10, without telling his aunt.wherein
was going. As he came near Hazel
House he saw a figure moving far
away in the garden. He dashed
through the garden door, fortunately
Meeting no one ; for he would have
found it difficult to give_an account
of himself:-
Lady Adele was on her favorite
sunny terrace at the end of the gar
den—a high walk sheltered by ever
green hedges, and divided from the
field beyond by a low stone wall
quite covered "with ivy, with red pots
full of flowers set upon it here. and
theta. Here she was amusing . herself
with a cat and kitten, which were
racing each otherand playing upand
down. She met Edgar with her
usual sweetness, laughing at her own
childishness, for the cat and kitten
bad a most eager playfellow.
'ls Miss Shafto here 'I Areyou
come to fetch vme P said ; but
then a startled-look came, and drove
her smiles away.
Edgar had come to the end of his
restraints and his \ stubterfugea
am going away,' be said. 'lt is
all very well for you—of course you
don't care and you have neve;thought
of me,„—but I shall go mad if I stay
here any longer.'
Let , Adele blushed violently.-
She looked at him for a moment,
with some expression .in her blue
eyes thatte could not understand,
but he soon found out that it was
only surprise and annoyance.
'Then you bad better go,' she said
in a low voice.
'Don't be so awfully: cruel,' said
Edgar trembling. 'Did you think
that a man could see you every day
for a. fortnight, and not worship you?
Some fellows might have gone away
and said nothing, but I could -not do
that. Are_ you - so very angry with
me?'- •
'Yes. You ought to have gone
away. It is not right.'
As the stern little lady said this,
turning half away from Edgar, her
kitten made a spring and clung to
her dress. She took it up and fon-
dled it in her hands • the little thing
purred, and rejoieedin her kindness,
while poor Edgar looked on with
dark gloomy eyes.
'Why isn't it right, if I love you
better than life ?' he said. 'Why
shouldn't I tell you so ? Now forget
everything else, and tell me the truth.
If you were a girl with nothing,
would you find it impossible to mar
ry me ? Do you hate mews much as
There was a long silence. , It
seemed that Lady Adele could not,
or would not, answer. Edgar gazed
at her, and she -at the kitten, which
went on purring, while the cat rushed
about in the bushes, anl the wind
rustled the trees softly and far away
there was the sound of • singing. It
was very provoking, certainly, to be
made "love to by an impossible per
k‘on on, such a morning, when all cre
ation was enjoying itself.
'lf you did not feel that you ought
to make a great marriage, could you
think of me ?'` said Edgar at last
very humbly.
, 'Don't ask me !' said Lady Adela,
with a sudden shiver, and a tiny
stamp other foitit. 'I wish you would
go away. I think you are very im
pertinent, and I was never more
astonished •in my life.'
Edgar stood breathless for a mo-
ment under this severe snubbing
'lt's true. I suppose I am,' he
said rather dreamily. 'An idle dog
like me does not even deserve to be
refused civily.'
'I beg your pardon,' she said with
a little haughty air that became lies
wonderfully. 'I am sorry if I was
rude. Good-by.'
''Good-by, indeed ! That means
that I shall go and blow my brains
out,' said Edgar. 'Can't you have a
little pity—are you sending me away
forever ?"
He was very tragical. The idea of
driving him to suicide Terhaps alarm
ed her "a little,. for she = was very
young. But not being in the iwust a
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week girl, if she felt sorry, she felt
rather scornful tou t ..
you must nevercome back,'
she said, and 'then with a shade of
-hesitation—'at least not for seven
years.' - •
'Eleven years! Thank you - 1 You
are very merciful,' repeated Edgar
bitterly. 'To come back for the per
pose of finding you married to some
one else—of being introduced to the
Duchess of something or other—that
will be a privilege indeed.'
'Now it is you who are rude,'said
Lady Adela indignantly. 'I can't
talk to you any morel'
'Very well. You have broken my
heart.4.cruel, hard-hearted girl f You
will soon hear that I am dead—peo
ple don't live through such an agony
as this.' -
4 I thought they generally did,' said
Laqly Adela as she walked away.
Edgar rushed aftether, threw Wm
self before her, seized her bind, had
kissed them furiously. He was so
violent that Lady Adela almost cried
with fright, but to him she only ap
peared extremely angry.
'There I • I hear my aunt calling
me. Go away at once, for heaven's
sake she said; and Edgar, who saw
no use in° facing Mrs. Sackville,
turned and fled.
He went to town that afternoon,
and wrote Lady Adel* a letter, to
-which she sent him no answer at all.
He Concluded from this that she.m . as
hopelessly offended, and 'for several
days considered the quickest means
ordeath, but 'effecting, like the lover
in the old song, that
•A neck once broken can never be set,'
he changed his mind, and happening
to meet a scientific friend who was
going to explore in Africa, he started
off with him that autumn in search
of distraction.
Some people change very much
in seven ;years and a half ; others
hardly,at'all. It depends a good
deal on the life they lead, and' the
care thPt Is taken of them. Lady
Adele, a creature petted' by; fortune
and nature, hardly looked a day
older, as tar as her beauty was con
It was Christmas Eve, and she
and Mrs. Sackville were at Hazel
House. She had an unaccountable
love for the
_quiet old place. A snow
storm was raging out side, and she
was sitting =by the drawing-room fire,
alone-and quite still, with her feet
on the fender, and a sleeping . kitten
in her lap. -
It Was the same delicate, fine,
sweet little face as of old, only with
a new. look of thoughtfulness. Her
hair I was cut short in a dark, soft
crop, which suited her small head
wonderfully; she was dressed in
white, with some large coral beads
round her neck, and on her should
ers that cold night she wore, a short
white .cloak, braided with black.
She lay back in her chair, and there
'was something tired and listless in
the lines of her figure, in the way
her pretty hands were folded, in the
expression of her eyes. Needless to
say she was still Lady Adele, and
not Duchess of anything ; but. no
one who knew her could think that
this affected her happiness much.
She was generally of a most sweet
and cheerful disposition, loved by
alt her friends and servants with
something more than ordinary love.
Against_ this absolute little queen
no one ever thought of rebellin g ; it
washappiness enough to be ordered
by her. No trouble or annoyance
was everLallowid-,to—reach—hert-if
lovocould keep it away. The shad
ow on her face this evening was
something quite unusual and strange.
She bad seen in that day's Times
a report, not yet confirmed, but too
likely to be true, that the scientific
African explorer, Mr. Shafto, after
frightful hardships borne heroically,
had lost his life in the rapids of some
.scarcely-known river. It wis ru
mored that he had rescued several of
his companions, and bad then sunk
from exhaustion. There - was a list
of all his doings and discoveries ;
there were. deep regrets at the - early
death of this "brave, clever distin
guished young man.
'He was worth something, after all,'
Lady' Adele said to herself. 'Seven
years I wonder if he ever thought
of coming hack.'
'Miss Shafto had long, left the
village, and Mrs. Sackville bad that
afterubon written her a letter of con
dolence, in which she added her
nieces sympathy to her own. That
was all : there could be nothing
more ; and most likely nothing cer
tain would ever belinown about the
explorer's death. Lady A.dela
thought about it a great deal, as she
sat by the fire.
It was nearly dinner-time ; but
Mrs. Sackville not feeling very well
that day, had stayed in her room,
and Adele was looking forward to a
solitary evening. It was not nice
to be alone.' She. reflected with
some consternation, that her aunt
could not live forever, and then came
into her mind, one by one, the men
she bad refused. Eirst poor Edgar .
Shaft°, and then Lord Elton, and all
the : rest. Only in bne instance did
she , now feel that she might have
acted differently ; and this was a
perverse. sentimental fancy. Now
that all her attractions were powerless
to bring him back to her any more,
she felt as if she had: always cared
for him.
`A sound of wheels outside, and a
bell ringing loudly, roused her from
her dreams. Who could be arriving
so late, and in this weather too ?
Tbe door was opening, the butler
was bringing in a card.'
'The gentleman is in the hall, my
lady; I was to ask if you would
see him.'
Lads" Adele bent down, holding
the card in the firelight.
can't be,' she said after a mom
ent. 'I think there mint be some
mistake. But—ask Mr. Shaft* to
come in.'
The Butler looked grave and &sat
ed.- He was an old servant, and one
of- his misstress's -careful
It is not the Mr. Bhutto that used
toiotoe here, my hidy,l b e eeki,
o 1 They say he is` dead. -Ask
him to come in,' she said absently.
The visitor came in. She got np,
and for a moment :they: stood look
ng at each other . i It was Edgar of
orie l but terribly changed:
--• Lady
Adele first thought he bad become
hideous. "All.his - superficial good
looks, - his figure, his eomploston,
sieemed to have been left` behind in
the -dreadful swamps and deserts
through whtch be had fought his
Way. Her smart young lover with
his lazy, indifferent, deceptive man
ners, had come back to her a worn
hardened, 'Slouching, middle-aged
man, with a dark-burnt skin, hollow
eyes, hair more than touched with
gray, and a look of stern; watchful
eagerness which yet had a certain
calm, as if the man knew that all his
difficulties were only met to be over
conik. - '
&dela gave hiin - her hand: lie
_took it and kissed it, • and then she
began to realize who he was, for at
first seemed as If this wild look
ing traveler was qpite strange to her.
'Forgive me, I have -
about it so often, never' hoping to
have it again.' , ,
'Won't you sit down,' said Lady
Adela gently.
. H'e obeyed, leanint forward and
looking at her. She took her place
again where she had been sitting.
with the kitten in her lap. ..Vic
wlii,te cloak had slipped off IHrd
shOulders ; she looked very young
and childlike, quite as pretty, and
fart swee t er than he remembered
her. It' seemed as if she surely
eould not snub him now.
A feeling of intense, longing
tenderness filled Edgar's eyes with
tears. This was not -the madness
that bad seized him long ago ; it was
something deeper, stronger, more
patient. Actually to see her, to be
near her again ' Ake girl who, since
he first saw, her, had 'never even
been in danger of a rival—there was
something in it almost too solemn.
Lady Adela felt the change in him,
and had already begun to bej,proud
of it, and to think there traff,:some
thing very fine and noble in her old
friend's look and manner. .lle had
gone away: weak, and had come back
strong. A man like ' this would
never suggest shooting - himself, if
he was disappointed again. But
Adela already knew that he would not
be disappointed—if be really meant
—then she was suddenly shocked at'
herself, and looking bravely at him
she said, am so very much sur
prised. I saw a report in the Times
to-d ay—'
'Of my death you mean. No lam
not dead yet. I got to London this
morning, and saw my aunt—found
her actually reading that bit of ro
'Was none of it true P
'lt was a good deal colored,' said
Edgar; and then, as she smiled at
him, his face softened into a. sort of
unbelieving gladness. 'What a
blessed country England is ! Noth
ing changes, except to grow betair
and kinder, and more beautiful.
Seven years in Africa makes one
very, patriotic, I can assure you.
.And very ftightful too, I am afraid
you will say. ' Ho* is Mrs.. Sack
vile 1"
'She - is not very iwell , thank you.'
~'And have you been here all the
time 11
'Oh, ,no ! A 'good deal though,
for I am fond of the place.'
remember every flower - that
used to grow in those , long borders.
I suppose they are just the same.'
'Not, nowyaald aJittie
find the garden
very desolate npw.
The first shalle of constraint - be
tween them hatlipassed away. They
went on talking about the old days,
the dogs, the pony, Miss Shafto, the ,
flowers, and thelittle events of that
September fortnight, and they seem
ed to forget by :mutual consent the
trhgicat ending of it: - She tried to
ask one or two questions about Afri
ca, but he would not give - much an
swer to them. "'Africa was a desert,
where she had never been. What
was the use of talking about one's
banishment ?
At last the explorer remembered
hat it was growing late, and that he
ought to account for the strange
hour of his visit: Perhaps this fire
light Eden must soon close its gates
on him, this time, forever.
'I came to-night,' he said gravely,
'because it seemed my only- chance
of seeing you,, and I could not put it
off. There is itn expedition start
ing next week, going through Abys
sinia, to look up the . slave-trade
question, I haie half promised to
,'Really sai4 Lady "Adela, after
a moments silence.
She was looking into the . fire ; she
lifted . her head, and straightened
herself a little. - Certainly she did
not looked pleased. Edgar said
notuing, but watched her, presently
stroking her kitten, she turned her
head toward him, without raising
her eyes, and said, 'Why , do you
want to go ?'
'I do not want to go, if you will
tell me to sta,y,' Edgar answered.
'l am down here for your decision.
Don't think that I have forgotten
anything, or that I have allowed
myself any hope. But when my
aunt told me you_ were still here,
and not yet married, I thought I
must risk your being angry with' me,
to know if you had possibly changed
your mind. I did not deserve you
then, and don't now—but that is
nothing to the purpose. Am Ito go
or stay'?', _
Lady Adela had not 'cared for,
many people in her life, but those
she did care for were perfect in her
eyes. 'Edgar ucder all these chang
ed circumstances, had become a hero.
She had been half in love with him
before he came ; now it was all over
with her. Edgar is not likely ever
to forget the look and manner with
which she turned to him—happiness,
enthusiasm; and BUIL, a little shade
of dignity.
'I think you had better stay.'
Such an evening as that was well
worth the hardships and dangers of
seven years.
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Most .of Lady • Aden's friends
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were rather shocked at the news of
her engaiement, and especially Mrs.
Sackville, whose one idea had been
that her niece shoiild make, what she
was pleased to call 'a good marriage,'
and to whom the claims of science
and hard work were an object of the
utmost scorn. She tried to reason
with Adela, who was obliged to con
fess that she cared for - geography no
more than her aunt did.
'But then my child I what 'makes
him such a hero P cried Mrs. Back
ville. 'Do consider, dearest you
dont look more than two•and•twenty,
and there arre,lots - of people—'
Adela shook her head, smiling.
'What is the attraction ? You
alwayq used , to say that you could
not marry without being in love.
Now surely—'
'But; do you see, Aunt Mary, I am
in love, and for the first time, too,'
said Lady Adela.—[Time.
Shop Manners—A Relastic Study.
In an evil hour rwas lured to a
shop where I was assured cheapness
prevailed. The shop was very
very crowded, very noisy and atmos
pherically poisonous. I wanted a
dollars' worth of letter paper and
discovered that the great advantage
in patronizing this particular shop
was that I could buy my paper for
ninety-nine cents. The saving of
one cent has wonderful attractions
for certain formations of brain.
There are women who Will spend
twenty-cents on the elevated rail
road, or ten cents in car 6r, omnibus.
for the purpose of saving one cent
on the yard. This sort
,of economy
fills the intelligent New Zealander
with amazement and causes him
to acknowledge the supremacy . of
,our great republic. The young lady
who condescended to wait upon me
was an honor to her sex. I called
her a "lady" because she *calls. her
self so—proof positive -that she is a
lady. There is no women in "this
country, consequently there are no
saleswomen. Our laundress is a
washerlady, and our seamstress is a
lady who sews by the day. Our'
cook is the lady in the basement, and
oni saleswomen are salesladies.
Soon thefe will be no men, and we
shall eventually invoke the aid of
young elevator gentlemen. If call
ing human beings by fine names
made them fine, what lessons in man
ners we could give the universe.
The cheap young lady sniffed at
me as though I were a creature to
base for consideration, and entertain
ed an - appreciative public by humm
ing a popular air. In the ,course of
time she deigned to put before the
woman standing beside me a parcel
and change,- which was taken by
my neighbor, who at once 'departed.
2 . On hummed cheap' young lady
In a most Insulting way
until - I ventured` to ask her for my
Cheap Young Lady in a drawling
tone—What' did you buy ?
I—You surely know what
bought—writing paler.
The cheap young lady ceased to
hum, and even because languidly
solicitous. She disappeared and on
returning spake.
C. Y. L.—The lady next you took
your paper and change and I think
it was very wrong of her.
I—lltd‘ you attended to your
business she never would.. kind an
opportunity to take what belonged
to another. I gave you .a three dol
lar bill. Return it to me.
The cheap young lady turned pale.
After all, though a woman, I wss
not a worm to be trodden upon.
-IT C. Y.. 1 L.—You must wait until
the floor, walker comes round.
I waited. The floor walker con
sumed ten minutes in coming - round.
Then the cheap young lady reap=
peared -
she thin'
ed, I tet I
Or for
I emorg ,
have the misfortune to be born Ti
na world where clothes are de rigeur e
and shopping necessary, my sorrow
ing ears i heard of experiences in the
light of which my owe paled its fire.
Then I asked questions of myself. t
I—li!by are shop manners in
Americe, the worst in• the world ?
Myself—Because the_employes are
generall,y_of the humblest origin and
are to ignoraift to - appreciate the
virtue Of , courtesy. "
I—Employes in Europe are
equally of humble birth.
Myself—True, but Italians and
French, for example, are born super
ficially courteous. An Italian noble
man , has no better manners than an
Italian cook. In_ England caste
makes employes subservient rather
than civil.- The ,effect of democracy
upon Vulgar men and women is to
inflate them with the idea of equali
ty—an equality which they attempt
to assert by treating their superiors
in station better than them
Miself—Whal is the remedy 1'
I—Education will eventually make
us a. polite nation. Self-interest
ought to do so. As honesty is the
best policy so is courtesy, and those
shop-keepers *ho bear this in mind
will thrive the most
-Myself:—lt is all very well to fall
hack upon education and self-inter
est, but neither avails at present.
The next generation may possibly
repose upon , education. As for
self-interest, many persons in busi
ness are too narrow to see what is
likely to pay best. Propose some
speedier remedy. ' • • -
I—Well, then, there is public 'opin
ion. So long as customers will sub
mit to insult they will be insulted.
A river does note rise higher than
its source. Ido not assert that
- "Who drifes fat oxen must himself be fat."
but if Americans care to deserve the
reputation of being well-mannered,
they will punish fit breeding •in
shops by spending their money else
wheFe.—Jfiss Late our
004 Pent..
ith a three dollar bill which
at me. Thanking her
or the great favor conferr
red. •I had breathed bad
twenty minutes, had been
in the back by `eager hu
nd had been insulted, and
• without my paper, an
and a wiser woman. _
unfoldhig my _short but
ale to other women who
SLIM per Annum In Advance.
What Brother Gardner Saw on
Election Day. .
'I would like to spoke a few words
to Telescope Perkins, if he am- in de
hall to-night,' said the President. as
the meeting opened. The brother
wiped off his mouth and advanced to
the platform, and Brother Gardner
continued :
• 'Brudder Perkins; I met Foil at 8
o'clock in the eveniq' on 'lection
night.' - -
'Yes, ash. - •
'You war what de white folks call
elewed. " "
'l'ze mighty sorry.'.
'You were full ob glory. You felt
dat you hab saved de kentry. Your
clothes war all mud. Your breaf
smelt ob skunks, an' you had to
jump up an' down an' whoop to keep
from bustin' yiinr biter.'
o' white folks was . doin' de
same, sah.'
'Sartin'--- , sartin'. You, an old
slave, unable to -read or write,• was
only followin' in de footsteps of in
telligent, ecldicated - white men. Brud•
der Perkins, war welkin' round on
lection day, an' I saw come cur's
things. I saw citizens who would
not swalloir ten drops of whisky it
life depended on it wote for men who
have sold the pizen ober de bar . for
y'ars. And dat was saxin' de kentry.
I saw men who would turn a servant
girl out o'. dobrs On a winter night,
if dey heard 'a\seandal 'bout her, walk
up to de po'ls and vote for men who
rent from two to half a dozen houses
to women of bad character. Da:was
,gwine it straight. I saw men whose
wives am breakin',lleir hearti ober
de wayward course ob beloved sons
walk to de Windee - an' stick in ballots'
for candidates who am in cahoots wid
blacklegs, an' de steady patrons ob
_ga.mblin' 'houses. ' Dat was de glory
ob politics! - I saw Christian men,
who pray agin- vice an' shed , tears
ober de wickedness ob society, wote
for candi dates
, whose private lives
am one ling night ob corruption an'
debauchery. Dat was standin' 'by
de party ! 11 I saw ministers oh de
gospel cast votes for drunkards, lib
ertines an' outlaws IA society. Dat
was supportini:de principle ! I
de honest, decent men oh Detroit
arrayed on ote side, an' de thugs,
thieves an'. loafers on the Oder, an'
de, honest, decent men war swept
away like chair befo' a gale. Rat
was an illustration ob de , 'lective
franchise !' -
'But I won't do it a.gin, iah,' plead-
ed Brudder Perkins.
'You kin sit down,' .quietly re
marked Abe - President. 'Dat same
night I heard aldermen bawlin' like;
mules because some favorite candi- .
date had pulled frew wid de aid ob:
money and whisky. CiLizens who' .
wouldn't let you in de ftbnt-doah
rolled in de mud dat night like hOis"."
Men who hey sons - to bring up met
an' shook hands an' rejoiced ober de
'lection ob candidates who know de
way into ebry saloon an' poker room
in' Detroit. Blame you, Brndder
Perkins—blame you for fol!erin'
example ob leadin' white folks ! No.
sah ! Go an' sot down an':feel proud
dat you cum so nigh bein' an emi;
neat citizen!'
of the Woburn . Conference Farmer
Allen, of Wakefield, related the fol
lowing anecdote;: On Sunday morn
ing. while a certain deacon was pre
paring for church, a handering, way
farer, or, in Modern_ parlance, a
tramp, appeared at his door, pleaded
his hunger, and begged-for something
to eat. The *deacon looked solemn
and frowningly, but reluctantly got
a lOaf of bread and began to cut,it ;
but .while doing so - took occasion, to
admianish the beggar-concerning the
erro of his ways. After reminding
him .ghat it was the holy Sabbath
which he was desecrating, he asked
himtif he knew-how to . pray. - 'No,'
was the reply. - 'Then,' said . the dea
con, teach you,' and he com
menced to repeat the Lord's Prayer
But.just as he uttered the first words,
'Our Father,' the beggar interrupted
him with the question, 'What, is He
your father and mine, too ?"Yes,'
the deacon , replied. 'Why, then,'
exclaimed the beggar, •we are broth,
ers, then, ain't we ? Can't you cut
that slice a little thicker P „,00'N
Counterfeiters never try to imitate
the bills of a broken hank. So with
bad men who enter the church and
become officious-1 they do so because
the better class recognize • virtue and
religious principles. If the church
was not an element Wherein good in
fluences thrived, bad characters
would not seek its power and pro
tection while they stealthily worked
dishonest practices. The papers.Sav
much - about "pious frauds," now anil
then reflecting upon Christianity, 'be
cause certain defaulters and seducers
„occupied high positions in church.
'lf such men after their hypocrisy and
sinful,acts, were encouraged and pro
tected' by Christian ptople, there
would be some ,ground to cast reflec
tions, As it is, however, they are
discohnected from the organization
andnot recognized. It is, therefore,
a falSe reflection from the public to
insinuate, that the church is guilty 'of
individual acts before such acts are
brought, to light. There are "pious
frauds" as well as counterfeit dollars
and there will be as long as a true
church or bank exists. Such news
paper; critics may influence the super
ficial and inconsiderate, but cannot
impress the thoughtful. and consider
ate. The best religious organiza
tions have persons open to criticism,
and will have so long as imperfect
men exist, which will y*: until the
ushering of a new era.
PyrrsFotip, Mass., Sept.:2B,-1878.
Sins haie taken Hop Hitters and
recommend them to others, as . I fouzd
them very beneficial. - -
Mum. T. W f TULLER,
Secretary Women's Christain Temperance
Union. 1_
WE have rarely iseeu a more touching
Incident than thili told by a Now Haven
paper : A widow's child received a reward
of merit in School' and ran - eagerly home
to her mother, saying, as she entered her
humble dwelling, -" I held it up to tho sky
all the way home, mamma, so that ,pgia
might see what a good girl I am." -
ThO , Beat Part of Man's Life.-
mIlm•••••• • •
'tints been my lot for years to
assist in making laws. for :the goy
eminent of this country,. but the
more 1 consider the problemsof
social and political arrangeinents
and the forces that most inflame
and control it, the less do I find the
statute books have to do in the rel.!
gulatiOn of the actual lives And oc
cupations of the people. I mean
how few of these occupations which
engross the greater portion of our
time, cause our labors and anxious
considerations, in which we are most
(lnty interested, spend most of our
tummy upon and bestow our powers
in e very, way, are those to which
ony statute law or constitution com
pel us. The best part of man's life
is in the -world ofk his natural affec
tions, and that realm has laws of its
own that neither know nor heed
king, kaiser nor presidents, nor
reichatags nor - congresses ,= and are
deaf, even to the voices of popular
majorities, but heed and obey-rather
the gentle voiee of woman and the
cry of helpless and feeble childhood.
—Senator Thomas 1 , ". Bayard.
Fashion Notes.
DRAPERY on dresses is higher and more
bouffant than formerly.
Sui.Pittin color, with dark brorn, is the
latest French combination. , •
TUE Jet-sey bodice, fitting like l a glove,
is predicted as the coming style: ', •
Wirai clematis and hollyhocks are em
broidered in silver and white lap= te*-
gowns and .pale laurel-pink *timer°.
Woirru is using shrim-phik and whifo
for evening dresiies, also,coinbining pale
pink with deep damask-red oire. - - I
NEW French overdressesre kenpeiVeli
ceedingly high on the sides, jib full dralw
sashes oti
pery in the back,
_held' by
gay-colored scarfs. : • '4 - )
Kiiiidice - s, with - 'bands o trim the
dress ()film same material, fans, sindaii
and glo ves, all richly band:embraderred
or band-painted, are ,last growing` in hi—
vor is Paris. .__ L-' 'i,
Fisins, birds, flower garland i 1,.. 'qu- -
nar " dots, fern naves, arabessides,, ,
moons, and odd geometrical and heraldic
figures are to compose the figures upon
some of the new spring dress goods. .
IT is said-that a high official in Wash
ington has recently surprised many, and
delighted.some of the leaders of society
and fashion at the Capital, ,by appearing -
with the old style Continental ruflies as a
feature of his every-day shire. ' -
VERY fashionable ladies who adopt
short-sleeved evening dresses wear their
bracclets above the elbow. These brace
lets, with - dog-collars for the - throat - to
match, arc made of massive gold links set -
with real gems or semi-precious stones.
B6ws of satin or moire, dotted all
with tiny beads, are worn on. the hair for
bOtb day and evenink. Steel bands, very
narrow and bright, are to be seen in the
hair at night, also pearls mounted on vel
vet. Two or three bands are usually worn.
_ TAN-COLORED long gloves with loose
wrists are -considered appropriate with'
dresses of any color, as well as with white:
or black dresses. These are,4srtindressed
kid usual! ,- , but the thicker skins of the
Itiarritz gloves are - also worn in tan shades
at receptions.
SATIN and - velvet bags tor - carrying : in
the hand, lined with pale fellow satin,
have a single sunflower and bud painted
on..Sofrle of these bags, which are copied
front - a by-gmle fashion, and intended to
hold; a pocket handkerchief, arn_made in
thei,alest shades for ball room and even
ing wear. •
'fur. newest shoes have rosettes of two
kinds of lace on the instep; in alternate
rows, such as gold Lice, and -black, red
and bronze pale, blue and black.- Others
have bows of one color, lined with a con
trasting shade, arral•ged to-show the old
paste inick lei,. "and' also. the. fanciful -jet
and steel ornaments that are still much
worn. Low heels and square toes are rs
pidly superseding high heels and pointed
Snow, for wear with even g toilets,
are now trimmed with lace , e rosetts
which used to be made of ki
_er ribbon
are now com?osed of this -
the buckle is frequ'llntly replaced by a
small bunch of flowers. Black lace is
used on black kid.or tiatin shoes, and dia
mond buckles are said to be very effective
when seen peeping from the folds
of the lace. For white- or pale-tinted
shoes .white or crern-coloped lace is used. -
GATHERED flounces on - jrich- 'materials,
such as satin and velvets, are once again
fashionable. For haste= satin is doubled
and gathered in flounces. six inches deep,
and arranged in bunchy clusters at the
foot of the tabliers of velvet and satin
"skirts. Sometimes the satin flounces are
lined 'with coetrasting color, as, chocolate
brown with shrimp pink, dark green with
terracotta red, the balayeuse being black
lawn edged with French lace. -
To be worn over-little girls'--" Ameri
can " dresses in broad rolling collars
made of finest linen lace and insertion,
with jabot of - the same lace beginning
where the collar - meets in front, and con
tinuing down to the dress about sixinch=
es below the waist, where it terminates in
bow of ribbon matched to the color of
the dress. These pretty additions to the
toilet, being made of linen lace, are very
durable and easily laundered.
Fun, Fact and FaCitim.
SOME things are past finding out. The
eve fOr whisky is what stagers a. man.
MERE is one town in Connecticut that fear of the please's. It's Haddam. -
FANNY DAVENPORT calls the train of
her-new silk dress "cyclone" because it
Sweeps everything before it: -
distance between a fool_and a wise
Man is greater than the former says it is
and less than the latter thinks it is. _
111 . is l the money you are in the habit
of giving! to the poor like a new-born •
babe ?. Because it's precious little. • .
• A .BROOKLYN young man calls his
sweetheart " Silence," because when ho
wants to kisi her she "gives consent"
Wily May au assessor of taxes •be said
to be the most appreciative" man in the
world ? Because he never underrates
anybody. _ -
" LgAnNixo," said a down Easter, "is
well enough, but it hardly pays tetive a
five thousand dollar education. to .a five'
dollar buy."
MA:I with a small salary and a largo
family says,if pride goes before a fall ho
would liko to see pride start on a little
ahead of the price of coal and pro Visions.
COUNSF.I, for prisoner—"-" Did- you see
the prisoner at the bar knock. down the
leceased Pat—" No, yer Honor; he
• was alive when I bee Wm knocked down."
A PROFEssOIt - GUNSINO - ,- up in Mich'.
gan;is lecturini; on "After Man?" A.
Fort Wayne ut.itor, Alio has. been them,
rises to remark that it. ia. generally the
Sheriff or some woman.
HERE: rests his bead 'upon the lap of
earth ; a youth to fortune and to.fatn.3 un
known. Too much benzine crept under
neath his girt, - and played the mischief
With his temperate_zono - .
"CAN there be.bappiuess !icliore.-- there
is no love?" solemnly fineries an author
in a book on marriage. Not mueb.happi•
uess,_perhaps, but, if the girl is awfully
rieb, there can be lots of fun.
A CELEURATED lawyer once said that
the three most troublesome clients he ever
had were a loung lady who wanted to be
arri ed,_ a in art ied' WOMan who, wanted -a
divorce, and an old maid who didn't know
what she wanted.
A . LITTLE four-year-old , girl did not
obey when her mother first called her. So
her mother spoke rather sharply. Then
she came in and said-: "Mamma, I've
been very kind to-day, and I don't want speak so large to me."
IT is oue of the unexpla inable things of
Moral- - ethics, bow - people decide-so
Promptly as to how little rain and bad
weather it takes-to keep them away from
prayer-mootiug and how much is requirtd
to keep them awayfrom a good show.
"ALL through advertising,"• remarked
et-Mayor Gregory, to us as ho went
homeward with a bottle of St. Jacobs Oil,
".that I bought this. Your paper con
tains so many wonderful cures-of course
they are facts—and so I thought I'd try a
bottle for the rheumatism . '-Madisers
( Wis.) Daily Democrat _ . •