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• •,..COARIGES N.-STODDARD,
Deslorfiti Donut and Shot.. Bata and Caps. Leather and
, Flndlogo, ] lain ;Amt. ad Coot Delon Searle's Hotel.
k Work made. to order. and repalrlngdone neatly.
SHAVING . AND 11AIR DRESSING.
*Ring MAIM' near Posh:dice banding, where he .will
be found ready to attend who may want , anything
' In his line.
.11eutrose, Pa. Oct. 13, IND.
ADC7'IONEER-14418 Dry tioi34s. and Metchanize—also
attanda at Ventkes. Mdera kit at my house will
recelye prompt attenpun, (Oct. 1, 1864—tf
0. NE UAWLEY,
DEALER fa D 714 aOOllB, GROCERIES. CROCKERY.
ILtrdware, Nate, Calm Bects.Bhuea Remit Mule Cloth
Aug, Paints, Ode, etc., New Milford, Pa. Steyr. 8, 'OK
DR. S. AL DAYTON,
PHYSICIAN** SURGEON, tetader, his wervices to
,Ohm ettlaena of Great Bead and Tidally. Odle° at his
reatdenne. opposite Barnum troupe, G't Bend Tillage.
- 13ept..tal; IPaq.—tf
CBAXBEJILIN S ItcCOLLUM Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law. Office In the'Brick Block over the
- Biatki • (Montrose Ana. 4.180.
A...enaisannuir. . - J. B. lictlotAca.
A. & D. R. LATHROP,
`trotter" in Dry Goods, Groceries,
trotter" and glassoareAnbie and pocket vinery.
Yalnts,•oila dye stuffs. 1111:!. hoots and shoes. bole
leather, Pekatnery de. Brick Block, adjoining the
I, August 1.869.—tr
A. 0. WARREN,
ATTORNEY A . • LAW. Bounty, Bark Pay. Petition.
,and 'Ram e on Claims attended to. Ogee fir
nor below Boyd's Store, 31ontroue,Pa. (Au. 1, IS.
wm. A. CROSSMON,
Attorney at Lan: Itontrorn, Sum** Co. Pa.. nu be
found at all reason ble busincas hoar, at the County
Comnomucters' Office. polontroec, Aug. 1. 1869.
W. W. WATSON,
ATTORNEY LAW. Montrose, P. Offlec with L.
F. Pitch. [Montrose., Aag..l, 180.
, . Dl. C. SUTTON,
Auctioneer, and Insurance Agent,
Ott Prlendsville, Pa.
C. S. GILBERT,
Great. Bend, Pa
AU?. I, I. Addlese, Brooklyn, Pa
P.IsiIIONABLE Morructre., Ye. Situp over
Chandler', Store. Ail order, tilled In flrat-rate atyle.
umUny done on short notice, and warranted to
IV. VV. SMITII,
c IBINDT AND CIIAIR MANDFAC'TURFJIB. Fuel
at Mato street. Montrose, Pa. Dog. 1. ISM
DILALED, in Staple and Fancy Dry Hoods, Crockery
Hardware, Iron, Stores, Dro gs, Oils, and .Paint.
Dootaand Shoes, Hats & Caps, Fors, Buffalo Robes
4 . 'DR. E. 1-. alarms,
Has permanently located at Friendaciile for theo
pose of practicing medicine and surgery In all or
branches. Ile may be honed at the Jackson House..
011 Ice hours from Hag. ~ to S. p. m.
Priendaville, Pa,ul. 1868. i
STROUD & BROWN,
FIRE . AND LIPS INS72ANCE At:NNTS. AT
bnsines► attended to promptly, on fair term►. Office
drat door north of . Montrose wen ride o ,
Public Avenue, Montrose, pa. lAo6. I.
BILIJNOS STUOVD, - • Ca.m.r.s L. BROWN.
APCISPECTFULLY annonnees that heois n.sw
pared to cut all kinds of Garments In the moot
fashionable Style. arranted to (It with elemmor
ad ease. Shop over the Pont Otuce. Ilontrowr,
ATTOILN KV AT LAW. Ilentrot., Pa. Unice clipper.
sae the Tarhell Mere, near the Court
Atm. 1. Iso.—t7
•DR. W. IV. SMITH,
DENTIST. Rooms over Boyd & Corwin's Hard
ware Store. Offlee hones from 9a. tn. to 4p. m.
Montrose. &mg. 1, 1669.—tf
Demzu ilt Drugs. Patent Medicines, Chemicals
Liquors: Pain, Oils,Dye studs. Varnishes. Win • s
Glasa. Groceries, Main Ware, Wall ion! Window IN,
per, Stone-ware. Lamps, Kerosene. Machinery Oil..
Trusses, Guns, Ammunition, Knives. Spectacles
Brushes, Fancy Goods, Jewelry, Perin '• re, de--
tieleC Tone alba 11101. i unmerono, xtensive, and
valuable collections of Goods in Susquebsnna
rstablished In ISIS. [Noniron, Pa..
• " D. W. FoIEILIKLE,
ATTOUMMY AT LAM. °Mee over the Store of A.
Lathrop, In the Brick Block. Montrose, Pa. inoVID
Z. L. it'ssics
~ E. L. WEEK% a. Co.
Dealer.' In Dry Goode, Clothing, Ladies and MIPISCII
fine Shoes. kis°, .genre rm. the great AIntriCATI
Tea and Coffee Company. pdantroee, Pa.. ang. 1;0,
DB. W. L. IFLICWAUDSON,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, tender. his profesolotod
sernites to the citizens of Nootrove end vicinity.-
0 Moe at Ws rusldenec, oo the. earner wet of Sayre A
Bros. Ponndry. lAng. 1, INN.
DR. E. L. G - ARDNER,
PRYSICIAN and SURGEON. litontrose. Pa. Giver
especial attention to diseases or the Heart and
Lungs and all Surgical diseases. Waco over W. B.
Dean.. Boards at Searle'. Hotel. tAvg. 1. IOW.
• BURNS do NICIIOLS,
DI .nits in Drage, Medicines, Chesslca's. Dye•
stabs, Paints. Oils. Varnish. Liquors. Haters. Fancy
..rle ma, Psteat Medicines. Perfumery and Tulles Ar
ticles, OrPrescOptions carefully compounded.—
Pool's Avenue, above Beatles Hotel. Montrose, Pa
A. B. BoAss, Amos Nicuots.
Aug. 1, ISC9.
DEL E. L. HANDRICK,
& SOILGRON, respectfully tenders bP;
profeautloval servieei to the citizen of Friendsvillo
and vicinity.Ofltco Wheel:ace of Dr. Leo
Doanis at J. iloxford's. Avg. I,lofo.
PENSIONS. and BACK PAY.
The undersigned. LICENSED AGENT of the GOV.
ERNMENT.• Using obtained the necessary forma,
6c..wlllthrectromptattention to all claims intrusted
to his care. No charge unleassaccessfhL
GEO. P. LITTLE.
An those In want of false Teeth or other dents/ work
should all at the dike of the vedeeribers. • who am pre
pared to do all kinds of work In their line on short notice.
Partied*: aftedion paid . . to making IMO and partial
setts of teeth on gold. ether:or aleminans plate :
Weener's east composition ; theta , * latter preferable to
ID4e/ilurt,.. harper subarmees now need for dents) plates.
ofyonng paeans regOlated, and made togrow in
The Whantage of hmlwitnt done by permanently Ico
rated and nwponsible mast andprmt to a ll.
Al! work warranted. Flown adi examine med.
metre of plate work at mu office, over Floyd a Co.' hard
ware store. •
W. W. ssirrn & SIIMBER.
Montrose, Alma, lagr--;-tt
TILE, PLACE TO kBUY YOUR .
GOODSZaad-to get galas. Is at _
Girmarxmo, Rcernatrx, 6 Go's.
The Land of Bight Dave Been.
Far beyond the °WM'S bound,
Far beyond the purple West,
Where, in ancient acing renowned,
Bloomed the Islands of the Blest ;
'Heath the blooming saphlre skies,
Robed in woods,forever green,
A wondrous land there ever tics,
The " Land of might haverbeen."
In the summer's giblen hours,
When the filmset hues unfold
All this gloomy earth of ours
In their crimson and their gold,
Or when Winter's fire burns low,
00 by Fancy's eye is seen,
'3lld the embers dying glow,
The " Land of might have been.".
AU unknown in that fair land
Are the Ills that hearts endure,
Sinless every tongUe and hand,
Man is true, and woman pure,
And misfortune's bitter blast,
Shaine, despair, and sorrow keen,
Are but memories of the past
In " The land of inlght have been."
D. R. LAuntor
All the dreams ouriehildhood nursed,
Ere we woke tolin and care,
Which - the touch of life dispensed,
Elsie their bright fulfillment there,
111 the hopes that earth has crossed
Wear the freshness of their sheen,
lot one my of glory• lost
In the " Land of might have been."
There the Friend, whose love beyond
Woman's love, to us was true,
Till our treason broke the bond
Prayer and tear could not renew.
With his clasp, no longer cold,
With his ebeerftil voice and mien,
Lo, the friend we loved of old,
In the " Land of might have been"
There the girl we wboed in vain,
Deaf to passion's last appeal,
Winpe remembnmce is a pain,
Which no after Toys can heal,
With her crown of bridal flowers,
On our breast behold her lean,
Att her eyes look love to ours,
In the - Land of might have been."
All the sons of Adam's line,
Fain would 'seek to enter there,
Fuin would throng its shores divine,
And its sweet repose would share;
But the !flighty angers hand
Wares his fiery sword between,
None mat' tread the wondrous land,
The " Land of might have been."
—"Josh is seriously ill at. his
residence in New York.
—A New York girl sold her diamond
engagement ring to buy a velvet snit.
—Secretary Fish declines to give the
press a copy of Daniel E. Sickles letter on
—Jim Logan No. 5, 'who was shot by
Jerry Dunn, in his dying declaration de-
Med any knowledge of the Rogers mur
—lion. William Mcliennan entered up
on his duties as circuit judge of the third
judicial circuit at the term which com
menced at Erie last Monday.
—The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Vic
toria's second son, is said to be a great
stock speculator, and recently made el,-
000,000 by a lucky turn in au Australian
—A nephew of Lieut. Governor Dunn,
of Lonisiana, who is a sergeant on the N.
Orleans police force, a negro, is accused
of ontra i ging a little white girl, but at last
accounts trotkody,Alared to arrest him.
—C. H. Carten, Ainerican commission
merchant, No. 5 Rue Auber, Paris, is the
owner of ticket No. 54,780, which drew
the $lOO,OOO 'gold prize in the Ville de
Paris lottery, drawn on the 4th of Dec.
.-400 Jefferson, the actor, has bronght
suit against C. I). !less and Crusbv, of
Chicago, for prOducing " Rip Van Win
kle" without ltis.permission. Mr. Jeffer
son paid Dion Boucicault, titls,ooo for the
cxclusiVe ownership of the play.
—Lieut. E. P. Colby, of the U. S. army
committed sutoido'at Jefferson, Texas, on
the 31st nit, by shooting himself through
the hind with 'a revolver. He was a son
of S. C. Colby,‘of the Treasury • Depart
—Old. Brinistone, Parson Brownlow,
now near death's door, is repenting of his
Radical villainies and trying to get back
into the Democratic fold, but his effort to
do so will be 116CleSE. The gates are clos
ed against MEN, Hie Jacobin crimes are
—Dr. John Davy, brother to Sir Hum
phrey Davy hits bequeathed to the Royal
Society, in fulfillment of an expresser)
wish of his brother, a service of plate.pre
seated to Sir Humphrey Davy for the in
vention of the safety lamp. It is to be
employed in, founding a medal to be giv
en annual!) , for the most important dis
covery in chemistry.
—A philanfliroPie naturalist, Mr. Ifig
ford Burr, whii resides in a beautiful park
at Alderroaston,v:England, offers his ex
tensive grounds as an asylum to English
snakes, and requests people to send him
auy quantity4lie says that a snake, hunt
ing far frogs along the margin of a still
pondliaie hot, noonday sun; is one of
the most interesting sights that a natral
ist can with*.
—Charcoal_ is a valuable internalpallia
tive in dyspepsia, and in many of the &-
orders affecting the stomach and bowels.
Taken in doses or a table spoonful, night
and morning,. Wiz' : an almost unfailing
corrective or ecistiveness, Mixed with soft
ening pohlticei it is Cleansing, . soothing
and bailing ba foul sore& -An oeparion4
dose of the,powder is a faichibla improve
bunt in a sallow or tawny coraplextork
BY B. C. ADAM&
MONTROSE, PA., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 1870.
Remarkable FoosUs of Dakolab.
There is a singular tract of land known
as the " Mauvaises Terms," or Bad Lands,
lying between Fort Laramie and the Mis
souri river, thirty miles wide and eighty
or ninety long, with a thin sterile soil,
covered only with a scanty growth of
Recently Dr. Hayden arrived in Phila
delphia with a large amount of extinct
resells of animals, collected during an ex
pedition to the bad lands of Dakotah, for
the Smithsonian Institute at Washington,
and the Philadelphia Academy of Natu
ral Sciences. These fossil remains were
discovered some time ago in the " Bad
Lauds" by mere accident.
A fur-trader named Culbertson, resid
ing in Chambersburg, Pa., was attracted
by their curious appearance, and took
SUMO specimens to his home as a matter of
interest to his family. These were seen
by scientific men, who at once perceived
their rarity and value.
Subsequently the naturalists accompa
nying the Government expedition to lay
out public roads, brought home large
quantities of these fossils, and the great
interest they excited induced the fitting
out of the private expedition of Dr. Hay
den. The specimens brought home by
thss expedition are all extinct species of
animals, and belong to an age of the
world of remote antiquity that no traces
of mankind have been found in the geo
logical formation of that period.
The rocks in which these remains are
found were evidently once the ninthly
shores of some immense freshwater lake,
the extent and boundaries of which can
not now be defined ; and as these animals
perished their bones lay undisturbed in
the mud until petrifaction prevented their
final destruction. In one piece of rock
can plainly be seen the trail left by some
marine animal in the original mud. In
another specimen there is seen the shell
with the jaw wide open, as it evidently
lay loose in decay when the waves washed
up the mud in the jaw and prevented its
closing. There are also fresh water tur
tles of all sizes, up to a very large one.—
These indications leave no room to doubt
that the places in which these fossils are
found must have been the line of the
remains of an ex tinct species of camel,
showing that. after the upheaval of the
earth had destroyed the lake, the bottom
of the latter was converted into one rust ,
arid sand plain, upon which only such an- I
imals could exist as are found in the des-1
ert regions of the old world.
Then, next in order, are specimens of
extinct species of ruminating animals,
from which it appears that the once arid
plain had become covered with luxurious
grass. From the number of these hitter
specimens it is evident that these rumina
ting animals must have multiplied into .
herds, rivalling those of the buffalos now
seen. Perhaps the most curious of these
are the remains of several species of the
horse, the smallest being about the size of
an ordinary setter dog, and the largest
about three times that size.
Among the specimens are several spe
cimens of mrniverous animals now ex
tinct, evidently designed by nature to prey
upon those immense herds of ruminants
and prevent their increase. Among these
varieties arc the tiger and rhinoceros. As
both the tiger and the camel are pecul
iar to tropical regions, some may think it
strange that they should be found in
these high latitudes.
But there also among the specimens
fossil remains of a species of elephant, as
well as of the tapir, and the fossil plants
are all tropical. Palm-trees once grew
upon the shores of that great lake, and
several species of the ammonite sailed
their barques upon its waters.
Yet, hi all this immense wildnerness,
no trace of man is found ; and there na
ture must have rested in lusuriance,with,
out, the footfall or the voice of any being
created with intelligence above the brute."
Van Tramp's History of Western Em
CARE.-it is one of the most delusive
things in life, this idea of getting clear of
care. It is inseparable with life—a part and
parcel of it. Tree, a person may get clear
of one care, or a set of wares ; but it is on
ly to make room for others. Many have
been wofully cheated with the idea of find
ing happiness by a withdrawal front busi.
ness,and seeking ease and exemption from
care, in retirement. Care will find a man
there or any where—crawl forth out of
the bushes, ordhe crevices of the house,
in seclusion. It will fasten upon one in
some shape—and the more pertinaciously
the more he strives to brush it olfAtecanse
he is fated to it. No man is so little dis
quieted with care as he who cares nothing
about it—seeks to avoid it. Better face
right about and battle it—brush through
the thickest of it—jump right in over
head and ears—rather than timidly shrink
Barney " real name is
William floury Johnson. He is the only
son of a retired Now Yorkltlergymun.
=To. think kindly' .of, cult' other is
to speak kindV ea h;other' is
but to act_ kitOt y toriiird each
other is best of WI. • •
THE GOLDEN CAlViSrElt.
Not such, a very long time ago, there
stood inn certain quarter of Oluc of the
oldest towns in England, a low, hyuggable
roofed house, adorned both outside and
inside with much curious wood work and
carving. Long .. harrow Windows, encir
cled with quaint wooden balconies, over
shadowed one another, each story protru.:
ding beyond the Story below, while on a
wide black beani they who ran might rend
"The Golden Canister." •
But very few people ever mn past the
sign of the Golden Canister. Strangers
stood to admire the relic of the days long
past, while the townspeople fingered about
it and finally sauntered in to have a chat
with Luke Barton, the owner of the shop
and of its valuable stock of tea, coffee, and
spices. These were ail the wares that the
Golden Can inter professed to supply ; they
front its well filled stores you might like
wise obtain figs, raisins, nuts, honey, and
like delicacies. For such common neces
saries, as bacon, cheese, candies, and soap,
you had to go elsewhere. No one ever
spoke of Luke Barton as a grocer, it Would
have been looked upon as showing a want
of due respect and wnsideration to one
who was known 'far and near as Mr, Bar
ton of the Golden Canister,—nay, whose
house gentle folks from all parts had come
to see as a curiosity the like of which was
not often to be come across.
At the Golden Canister lived Luke Bar
ton ; his wife, Lettice ; Leonard. their
son ; and Phyllis, the only child of Luke's
brother, left au orphan front her baby
hood. That he should live until Leonard
made Phyllis his wife, and the young pair
took possession of the Golden Canister,
was the grand wish of Luke's heart. And
there seined every prospect that his desire
would be gratified. Leonard was now
twenty three, and Luke himself had come
into the business at . that age, lie deter;
mined that at the end or me year lie
would give the business in to his son's
hands. and counsel the young man to
marry us soon as possible. lie and Let
tick, would then retire into private life,
feeling that they had done their duty iu
providing repreamtutives to keep up the
reputation and chanteter of the Golden
Most people knew that this was the last
for would io bti preside s a
that next year Leonard would . be married
and reign in his stead ; and he chuckled
over the idea of standing idly by, and see
ing how the young folks would mantov
mutters. " None so different, I warrant',"
was his self congratulatory e'pression, ad
ding confidentially, " Phylis is the wife's
right hand ; tho person who was to be
mistress in place of Lettice Barton being . I
thus clearly signified.
Now, surely the n . o. They
felicity elloul4...Meent to took), each
other, or If by chance they were thrown
together. Phyllis,was silent and Leonard
was embarrassed. There had been a time
when the day was not long enough for all
they hail to talk slang. But that time
was apparently fiirgotten by Leonard,
Millie bitterly did Phyllis recall the mem
ory of a joy departed forever. And even
now, though she is standing in her own
little room, contemplating a beautifully
worked muslin dress, such as Lady Grace
might have envied, the tears tilled her
eves. At length she buries her face in her
hands, and gives vent to the grief which
has all day long been lying heavily at her
heart. NVliat could be the reason of L's
altered manner towards her ? For the
last two months he had been like a differ
ent being. They bid had no quarrel of
any kind, but suddenly he seemed to grow
eilid and indifferent; then had come, on
his part, bursts of underseas such as she
had never seen before. And these out
breaks would be followed by fits of gloom
and irritability, and then he would go out
and remain until vdy late, and next mor
ning be distant and silent, and try to
avoid her in every war. Where could he
go ? lle was alwaysleaving about eight
and never returning until past twelve or
one o'clock. If it was, as he said, to have
a rubber with some men, why did he take
such pains to look his best ? It could
never be fiir men that he was always put
ting on new neckties, and speakina r' sharp
ly if his shirts were not got up to his lik-
Without any acknowledged engagement
between Phyllis and Leonard, they had
drifted into looking upon each other in
the same light as every body else looked
upon them, that is, us affianced man and
wife, and until this doubt has crept in.
Phyllis, in the contentntent of perfect
happiness, had never asked herself what
Leonard was to her. But now she put
the question to her heart, and it answered
—her life. her hope, the one man she had
ever loved, or ever could love. And what
if he had ceasce to rare for her, and she
lost him ? ono ! no !" she cried aloud
in her misery, as she sank down and pray
ed that, no matter what she might Stiller.
what troubles and trials she might have
to bear, she might still keep Leonard's
love, and become his wife. Then hearing
the clock strike eight, and the drawing on
of the shutters preparatory to closing, she
rose hastily, bathed her face, aid run
down stairs to superintend the lighting, up
of the dancing room and the final adjust
ment of the decorations, for it being the
end of the year Luke Barton bad invited
his neighbors and friends to a party at his
house; and as her aunt had declared, -the
young men could never be satistied . th inns
were right unless Phyllis was head and
chief." This was true for from the gray
headed managing man, with a wife and
five children, down to old deaf Dick, the
cellar man, they were all Phyllis devoted
slave, challenging any one to name a fair
er beauty, and, prockuminpher gentleness
and goodness whenever a chance presen
ted itself. 1441 her intended husband
been any other than Leonard, though he
.might be heir to all the estates around,
they would have unanimously dechtrd him
unworthy of a bride about whom each
told some tale of gentle thought and wo
manly tendernea. . .
But Leonard in their esteem ranked
. V4llis; 89 t,li9"9looVlto.,en vied him
-pal e ' equaled ;thfoitly4men. folk, who. en!
ivied her, andiliejehad both in the end to
rejoice that fate had decided that this per
fect pair should mate together.
lion this day poor Phyllis heart had
been sore and heavy, she had not been the
only one to sufli•r. Leonard, on his part,
hail not kilos a one minute's peace, and
he gave a sigh of relief when he found
himself alone and able to look as dejected
and miserable as he felt. " What can I
do ?" he muttered half aloud. "I never
will go through such another day, I ant
determined. While people were congrat
ulating me, I felt and looked like cat
prit. And why ? Because 1 - cannot ac
cept, the wife my father has provided for
me. Is that tv crime ? Is a man to hang
his head, and be ashamed to look up, be
cause he finds it impossible to control his
feelings and affections ? Of course, when
I knew no better, I fancied I loved Phyl
lis; but now I would not, I could not,
marry her. And she? I know she thinka
she cares for me, but that is not love. It
would be impossible for a. nature like
Phyllis' to feel for any man what Nomh
feels for me. She would be a , little low
spirited for a day or two, and then she'd
remember the cabbage wanted pickling,
the jam wanted reboiling and her domes
tic duties would greatly counteract any
grief she might feel ; but NOrah would
break her heart. She says if she thought
the wan she gave her love to did not re
turn it, she should die—the very idea
would kill her. My father and mother
must love her. She would win any per
son's love, only 1 cannot bear to disap
point the dear old souls, whose hearts are
set mien having Phyllis fur a daughter.
flow I wish I hint not let it go on so long!
I never suspected that the old man had
talked so openly of giving up the busi
ness ; but 1 won't dance with Phyllis ;
people shan't say I deceived them that far,
and she's sure to get plenty of partners.
suppose I have kept, other fellows away
from her. Well, they can come forward
now : she will get a better match than I,
ror of course eh II marry,—at least I wish
Now Leonard was deceiving himself, as
he bad been doing ever since the little.
old fashioned theatre opened fur the win
season with several distinguished stars
from London, and among them Miss No
rah Churchill. Of course, he went, with
all the other young men, to see the fasci
nating actress, who, as report said, had
driven all the young aristocrats in Lon
don to desperation. And though it seem
ed wonderful that one so sought atter
should consent to leave all this homage
in order that she might charm the hum
bler habitats of a country theatre, very
soon the most sceptical believed the tale,
fur whether in tragedy, comedy, or bur
lesque, Miss Norah was equally attractive.
The very first night Leonard went to
the theatre, l)ick Tattoo declared she nev
er. took iw calmoact_.bir. --
the next, until shortly after a lady offered
to introduce him.
The result was that he forgot his fa
ther and mother's wishes, forgot Phyllis
even, and was resolved, whatever came, if
his idol would but condescend to accept '
him, that she should become his wife, and
reign queen at the Golden Canister.
While lie was with his enslaver the task
seemed easy enough ; but when absent
from her, ho decidedly felt his courage
fail every time he wanted to tell .his pa
rents that he could no longer love Phyllis
sufficiently to make her his wife, and that
his choice had fallen upon another. And
when they would ask who that other was,
what could he say ? Ah 1 that was the
true secret which tied Leonard's tongue ;
for Luke Barton and his wife were proud
folk, and held strong prejudices against
every girl who; was not hedged in by
watchful relations and properties, such as
befitted the maidenly state. .All those
who exhibited their charms publicly for
gain, they sweepingly placed under one
category, whether the boards they trod be
longed to the opera house of a city or the
booth of a country fair. And if theyever
stroke of these beings, who had almost a
different nature from their own, it was
with a pity more akin to scorn than to
love. The task was thus no easy one,
and most men would have shrunk before
they communicated, a fact Which Leonard
kill."' would embitter his parent's old age.
At first Phyllis had been his principal ob
stacle ; how Fhould be tell her? low
would she take 'it ? But while be was
considering these things, Phyllis, had•
grown silent anti distant, and had latterly
avoided him. It was evident that she had
never cared for hint, SO t h at Made one
part of the business easier. However, it'
was no use bothering his head any more.
Tr ll them he mast, for the company of the
Theatre Royal had left for a neighboring'
town, and Nora had wtitten, giving Leon
ard a full description of the reception she
had met with from the officers quartered
there. So now there was added to Leon
ard's other distractions, the fear lest some
rival should steal this jewel, which he felt
all the world must be like himself, long
ing hi possess.
While Leonard, thus worried and per
plexed, is obliged to go down stairs, and
try to wear a pleasant smile on his thee,
and listen to the good wishes and red
apropos con e ,oratulations of the fast arri
ving guests, let us say a few words about
the cause of hisdistraction,Norah Church
ill. Her real name was Eleanor Church
but from her childhood. she had boen
taught that the less she had to say about
the realities of her life the better.
Mrs. Churchill had talked so much and
so frequently before her daughter of their
better days, when they mixed with the
proudest of the land, that Norah tried_ to
believe that something of the kind must
have existed before her wretched child
hood began, sinco which time they: had
had no certain means of subSistence. Du
ring the last feW yeari they had been much
better off, but it was allthrough Norah's - 1
exertions. She Nfal quick and clear, and '
.though perhaps never likely to :make.a
name in the theatrical world, she was al
most certain, as long as her pretty - face
and piquant matnivr' hided, to be able to
make enough ttilhipPort herself inidher
mother. Before these charms failed she,
hoped - to eecurc:nu:ojigible . .mairiSge:,i - t,,'„,
For Leonard Barton she cared _nothing.
except in so fin. inial:adininttiort
her ; but, Mo. Cliittcliill.warmly- advoca
tettthe cause of 'the: man "bola!'
ever offered anything when he had any
thing to offer. She accordingly urged
Nonili to consider whether she had not
better secure this chance. The Bartow!,
she heard were very wealthy people, end,
Leonard an only son. But Norab was not
anxious to seal her fate. She laughed at
the prospect of settling down in a remote
country town, with what she termed a
good_ looking bumpkin, and said that
some more tempting bait must be offered
before she consented to forego the charms
of her profession. Mrs. Churchill, how
ever, was not so certain about the policy
of giving up this substance fer a shadow,
and she felt that at least it would be pru
dent to ! bold him on fur a time. So it
was the mother who managed that, Leon
urd shoulithever leave without an engage
ment to come again ; it was she who told
him of the •splendid offers Norah had re
ceived, and hinted at the Change which
lately she bad observed in the dear girl's
spirits. All very wrong, no doubt, but
Mrs. ChurChill only did what many .a wo
man with far less excuse often tries to do.
She strove to secure a comfortable home
and well to do husband for her daughter,
although she knew well that heart was not
in his keeping. Thirty years of shift, de
ceit,.poverty, and debt tend to make peo
ple somewhat hazy in alin notions of in
dividual right and wrong. As long as
Norah's welfare was secured, Leonard's
happiness was a very secondary considera
tion to Mrs. Churchill.
So it happened that while Luke and
Lettice Barton were making plans to sur
prise their son by giving up to him the
entire charge and unreserved profits of
the Golden Canister, and while Phyllis
was trying to keep down her bitter tears
at her lover's altered manner, and Leon
ard was annoyed and ieitated because peo
ple would keep congnitulatino• him-on an
event which he had decided should e never
take place. Mrs. Churchill was inducing
Norah to write to Leonard in the taipe
that jealousy would induce him to pro-
Pcise an immediate tourritige, 413,
case she might talk her daughter into ac
cepting the offer. She was vexed with
Nurali for laughing at poor Leonard's
passionate declarations, and soundly us
ual. her for making fun of him before her
new admirer, Captain Sutlyrland. But
the sermonizing had little effect upon No
ra, who wrote the letter, and meeting
the gallant captaiu on her way to post it,
displayed to his view the bulky epistle,
calling it a " sugar sop" for ‘:Figs" by
which name she distinguished Leonard
among her More aristocratic admirers.
But all this is unknown to Leonard,
who on the eveninff b of the dance feels al
most jealous of the admiration pale Phyl
lis is attracting, thinking how far out
shone she and all the pretty girls them
would he if this bright evedom -$
eldest Miss Team'. Phyllis waited until
then, and after that Lemard had no more
embarrassment, for before each dunce en
ded she had provided is partner for the
next, so that supper time arrived, and not
once had the two spoken to each other.
In the excitement no body present no
ticed it, or, if they did, they fancied that
this bad been arranged between them. At
eleven o'clock, it was the. custom to have
The Triumph" led off by Luke Buten
and his wife, and as each couple there
were secure of sitting together at supper
the engagements for this dance were made
very' early in the evening. No man tho't
of asking Phyllis of course, she and Leon
ard would go in together, as they had al- -
ways done. So the time began and the
places were taken, and Leonard lingered,
not knowing what todo. He sawthat no
one else intended to claim Phyllis yet this
was the very dance he had most wished
to avoid. however, it was of no use hes
itating they were nearly the last couple.
left. So he walked tip to Phyllis, whose
face had a brighter color in it, and whose
eyes sparkled more than he had ever seen
them do before, us he said to her— -
"Phyllis, will you dance with t4',4A
"No, Leonard," she replied.
Could that be P. speaking so harshly,
and looking so defiantly at him ? was the
thought that flashed across him.
" Come, come, you two," called out
Luke from the end of the room. " You
need, not be keeping every body waiting
now. I'll warrant you'll have plenty.time
together iu the next fifty years for all you
have got to say."
"I think we had best dance together,
said Leonard, " I don't wish to
nut my , father and mother -to night."
Phyllis rose reluctantly.,
• " I'm sorry to force myself on von, con
:blued Leonard, more nettled by Phyllis's
ndifference than he cared to own. •
" I am sorry you should have any occa
sion to," returned Phyllis, her gentle na
ture fairly roused. "It is quite time un
cle and aunt should be told how they an
noy us by coupling our names together."
Leonard had no time to reply to this,
or he would have liked to return a bitter
answer; fur though he had been daily
longing for some word which would give
him reason to my to his parents that Phyl
lis and he had agreed that a marriage
tweeu them would not give happiness to
either, lie felt quite injured and • angry
now that she had said something to thiA
effect. But why." Simply bveause Leon
ard Barton had always heed the darling,
the idol of his father and mother, and of
the whole household of the Golden Canis- •
ter. Every one of them gave up to his
wishes,.an;tpaMpered his slighlest whim.
Until the present time, he scarcely. knew'
what it was to have an ungrateful wish.
No-one thwarted him.; no one -opposed
1)40 ; everybody landed hisgenerosityand
his sweet disposition , two qualities . often
found in those who have their 'entire x!ill
in every thing. Not - that Leonard was
unarniable. On the contrary, his disposi
tion wu,sexcellent. Bathe needed agreat
deal of wholesome disappointment,: and
roughing with . people .who did hot care
for him nothis -feelins:before. be.tiould
reach anys thing like, tGe
csttion._ ;l andar& Of
l l e vel
common:every day perfeie -
PhyUis and his father and mother - dearlyi,
butte giro up : anythinglie hod:. :set.ins
beast upon fur their , sak es , tavereittered
Riad. to the time he. ritetlNUfah
Charsiiiil;be Waioeute4 to:,acccpt fohyl.. -
)is'eleve; .liestoW ati..4bcasionai entree
upon her, and- to talk all day of himself
VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 3.
and his plans to the _ most patient listener
man ever had.
Norah soon saw through hint, and - by
playing with his selfishness Vanity, -
secured to herself a 'thorough slave, to
'whom her every caprice was law, to, whom
a frown was misery, and an endearment a
feverish ezciteinent too uncertain to be
called happiness. She Used to declare—
" If the boy had notL been..spoiled ho
would be perfect,. his nature is so good as
!often to put mine to the blush . for the ar
tifices au deceitful make believes: It must
be up to. I shall never get any one more
useful to practice • My' parts with," she
would laughingly say, and if I bad but
an audience when I am playing • love ma
king with. him, what a furore I should
create I" • - , •
It was for this .one that Leonard Bar
ton on New Year morning cut his old fa
ther and mother to the., heart, made the
girl whose very light of life, he seemed to
have become pray . ,to GOd to let her die
rather than endure the "rased- of knoWing,
that the love she had - so long looked upon
as her own was given to another. •
The scene had taken place before church
time. Luke could not go and Say, his
prayers, feeling at peace with all.the world.
after it. No ; he was not at peace with
his only child ; and be had nothing but
bitter hatred in his heart for this strange
woman, who had ensnared his boy's weak
love, atid who, in his hot wrath, he called
a painted Jezebel, who should never dis
grace the honest name of Barton. Then
Leonard blazed up, saying that his father
might reproach him as he liked, but not
even his father should in his bearing ut
ter:a word against, her. He defied him or
the whole world to prevent his marrying
a girl !who, no one could say, was less pure
and gOod than his own mother. When
further on Luke declared that Phyllis had
been deceived and insulted, and that
therefore Leonard must make her his wife
the i - wing man tOoklibitter oath that to
his dying day he would never ask Phyllia.
t muiTy him.
So On at once a great cloud seemed to
have settled over the happy household.
The servants went about silent,and hush
ed their mirth, bemuse something (they
knew not what) had gone wrong with
master and mistress. Leonard, without
a word, saddled his horse and went off,
not to return until late in the day. Luke
paced the room in gloomy revery, while
his wife watched lam terrified and. op=
pressed with fear for him, for her by, and
for Phyllis, who,
i -locked into her little'
chamber, shed tears of - grief and despair.
In all England surely there was no more
miserable day spent than Within the walls
of the Golden Canister. '
Towards evening, Luke went to his
niece and said,—
Then Phyllis sunk down by the old
man's side and Sobbed ofit,— •
" Ilv not being. hard against him, un
cle and not letting us •be much talked
At first, Luke would not listen, and
poured forth many a violent threat against
Leonard, but in: the end ,be became soft
ened, loving Pl4llis none the less, for cY-,
cry excuse her hive offered Teund an echo
in his own heart. 'His pride tindeM.ood
hers, nnf rebelled sorely against her be
ing ma the sabject of a nind day's gos
sip. Lettice was called in, and it was
deckled that she should take Phyllis to
the house of a diStant relative,; where she
could remain until mattees were More set
- Excitement and Shcirt Life.
The following, by an unknown writer,
accords with our observation :
" The deadliest foe to man's longevity ,
is an unnatural and unreasonable excite
ment. Every man_ is torn with a_ certain
stock of vitality which cannot be increas
ed, but which may be husbanded or ex
tended us rapidly as ho deems best.
Within certain limits-he has a choice, to
Jive fast or slow, to
.live abstemiously or ;
intensely, to draw his little amount of
life - over a space, or condense it into a '
harrow one; but when his stock is e*-
hausted he has no more. lie who lives
abstemiously, who avoids all stimulants,
takes light exercise, never oygrtasks hint-
self, feeds his mind and heart on no ex
citing material, has no debilitating pleas
ure, lets nothing rule his temper keeps
his 'account with God and man squared •
np, 'is sure, barring accidents, to spjn
out his life to the longest limit which "it
is possible to attain; while he who lives
intensely, who feeds on high seasoned
food, wheather material or mental, fa
tigues his body or brain by hard labor,
exposes• himself. to inilamatorx disease,
seeks continual excitement, !gives loose
reign to his passion, frets at every trou
ble, and enjoys little repose; is burning
the candle at both ends, and is sure to
shorten his days.".
Count OF LEAvEs.—The green color of
leaves, one element of which must be a
vegetable blue, some time since led an
American experimentalist to the conclu
sion that leaves -turn -red at the end of
the season throiigh the action of an acid,
and that the green color could be- restor
ed by the action of an alkaiL The con
clusion has been verified, the -Lon
don Athenanon now declares by experi
ment. Autumnal leaves placed under a
receiver with vapor of ammonia in._ nearly
every instance lost the red color- and .re
newed the green. lu some, such" as the
sassafras, the blackberry; and maple, the
change was rapid, and-weld-be watched
by . the eye, while-others, partieularly cer
tam oaks ,- turned gradnally biown„with
out showing any:appeerance of green: . .
—When little Susan B. was about six
yeara,old, she attended the fbneral of one
of her playmates. On riding out to the
ground she shed many tears, and aoppear
ed.very sorrowful biit when returning, she
talked and laugbed t and beeartm so merry
that her mother: gas_Obliged to reProve.
bor. She seemed quite'inrprised atit, and -
said, "Why, Mamma, !didn't ' know you
had:to be sorry coming - home, I thought
it was only going out. . . .