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THE VIONTROSE DEMOCRAT.
E. B. HAWLET, Proprietor
uointoo . Cards.
torrruss & BLAKESLEE,
Attorneys and Conneelion at Leer. 0111 Ce the She
heretofore occupied by D. la A G. P. Little. on Main
street. Montrose, Pa. flprillo.
It. B. UTTLR. 020, P. LITTLZ. Z. t 6LAWLer.
E. Mcßayne% C. C. F.lllltOT, W. U. MCC UN.
leSIENZIE, FAUROT dic CO.
Dealer* In Dry Goode. Clothltz. Ladles and Misecs
due Shoes. (lan, ornate for the L , rrent Anterienn
Tea and Coffee Company. [Montrose. Pa . up. 1,
CHARLES li. STODDARD,
Dealer In Boot* and Sin.., Rat. and Capt. Leather and
Findiny, Slain Street. ad loor Woo Stlute'. Hotel.
Work made In order. and repairing done neatly
Moutroee, Jan. 1, 1870.
SDAVING AND lIAIR DRESSING.
Shop In the new Poetotnee holldlne., where he trill
be found ready to attend all who may want anythltn,
In likia line. Monts:me, Pa. Oct. 13. teal.
AucTioymEn—Sells Drl . Goods. and Merchonize---ol.n
attends at Veoduet. MI order. lett al my tooloo will
roorive prompt attention. [Ort. I. 1885—tr
0. M. HAWLEY.
DR.\ LER in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES. CROCKERY
Max, Cap.. litmts.,Sfioes. Really NDole (loth
Ina, Paints, Olbt, etc., New Milford. P. [F•pt 8,
DR. S. W. DAYTON,
PIITSICIAN Ai SURGEON, tenders hi• zureires In
the citizens of Gres! Bend and vi. tolty. Office at hte
reside... opposite Barnum Hoene, tYt Bend
Sept. Ist, I.o.—tf
CIIAMBETILIN d McCOI.LCN. Attorney. and Conn•
report at LAW, OfDee in the Brick; Block urrr thr
Bank. (Montroec Ang.
A Citaitsznimi. . - J. B. Mceot.i.cx.
A. & D. IL LATHROP,
DEALERS itt Dry Goods. Groceries,
crockery and &Fru - are:table and pocket cutlery.
TOM., olio, dye rtuffn, Mfr. lx.o . and oboe*, role
leather. Perfumery !Cc. Brick Block. ad)olniut: the
Bank. Montrooc. [ Ancurt 11, lu.l If
A. LATIIIIIOe, - - - D. R. I....uirtor.
A. O. WARREN,
ATTORNEY A. LAW. Bounty. 14*.ek Put. Tendon
,and Enrol en Oahu, attended to. Office 0
oor below Boyd** Store. 3kl tont nor.- .P. [Au.
W. W. WATSON.
A TTORNEY lIT LAU", Motartioc, Pa. Offit.• with L
F. Fitch. [Montrose, A. 1. 11+419.
w. C. suTTos,
Auctioneer, and Insurance Agent,
C. Pi. GILBERT,
Great Bead, Pa
tr.. r 3. 11.1.a.tatic:tarLiNe , x - -
Aar. 1, ltaa. Add..Pa
F U‘III(VNAIILE TAU an. Montrol.c. Pa. Shot, (A.•r
Chakodiefr. Store.. AP order, 811,..t! 1. firpt-rats ea) it.
.L'tlny chow uw .bort notice, and warramwd to Ot.
W. W. 14311T111,
C ADEN ET AND CHAIR. MANUF AITCIt6HF,—t. 0,
of Main Arca, Monitairi Sao;, I.
DRALEitIa Staple and Farley Dry Gtoodr, Crockery
Mardware, troll. Store., Dru ga, Olio, and Paini•
BOOtl. and Shoe.. Mato& enr.. Parr. Ituda/u
talroecelea.Provlsions, c.v.., Nen Milford. Pa.
DR. E. P. lIIIN'ES,
litte permanently located at Friendoetile for the pnr
pow of pracilelm: medicine and aarzery In all It.
brunet... He may he 1..0nd ■t the Jack.on Hoare
°dice boner from no. 03, to p. m.
Frienderille, Fa., Any, 1. 31449.
STROUD & BROWN.
FIRS AND are INVJAANCR ACENTA. Al!
business attended to promptly, on fair terms. Office
Ant door noel!' of • Montrose ILotel, • • wrol side o•
Public Avenue, Idontrare, Pa. (Any. I. WA.
Ilturzus nenorn. t,•nastas 1.. Snowy.
JOHN *A UTTE It,
RESPECTFIMLY announcer that be I. ora
pared to cut all kinds of Garrnentr In the mar.
farbionable Style, warranted to dt with elezeort
ad ease. Shop over the Port Otoce. Montrose, Pa
WD. D. LLSK,
TTORNST AT LAW, Muntr.c. I.a. Office app..
ate the Turbal Howe, near the Court
Aug. I. ItitB.-41
DR. NV. W. SMITU,
DENTIST. Booms over Boyd b Corwin% liar'
ware Store. °Bice boon from 9 a. m. to ♦p.
Mootroae. Aug. 1, lelo.-41
G SALEM la Drees, Patent Medicines, Ctamlrai.
Liquors, Paints, 01ls,Dye :naffs. Varaishes, Win
Glass, Groceries, Glass Ware, Wall and Witidosr Ps.
per.Btoneware, Lamps. ECTOIWTIC. Mllthil)ery 056
Thames, Guns, Ammunition, Knives, tipcetarly.
Brushes, Fumy Goods, Jcsrelry. Perth ac.—
beinu Wine of the most numerous. atenolv, nud
valuable collectious of Goods in Posanehanns Co.—
Egtabllsbrel in Is4B. (Montrose, Ps.
D. W. fiEARLF,
ATTOIMET AT LAW. office over the Store of A.
Lathrop, In the Beek Block, Montrose, P. [stalli,
DR. W. L. RICILIILDSON,
PHYSICIAN t ./CTIGEON, tendert tits prote,•lonal
gamines to the eltinche of Montto•e end vicinity.—
°Mee at birresidetree, on the cornet ea.t of !tarn , &
Drok Foundry. Lang. 1, IMZI.
DR. E. 1.. GARDNER,
PITYSICIAN and SURGEON. Itontrove. Pa. Ghe
eapoefal attention to dioesees of the ileert •e.
Lungs and all Sarglcal diseases. Unice over W. II
Ream.' Boards of !Searle'. Rotel. litog. 1. irra
BURNS & NICHOLs,
DrA• ..RS la Drags. Dediciace. Caen)lcalr. Uye
at As. Palata.olls, Varnish, Caguas. Spicer FADE . '
tr: • ,es . Patent aledielnea. Perfumery and Toilet A.
itter. or Rimalptiuns carefully compounded.-
l'aalle Arenue. above Searle's ['Girl. Illootroee. P.
A. a. Ducar, - Amos laicnote.
Aug. 1, 1801.
DIL E, L. lIANDRICIL
& respect'''. .lly tender. to
professional services to the utilizer! of FrivioDvill.
and vicinity. VerOlTlce Intim office of Dr. i.ry
Boards at J. Hostortre. Aug. I. turn
The Hayti Bather, Maths his thanks Mr the kind pat-
ITMthat has tatideti him to net the beet rest—ba
Itseent time to tell the ',thole story.~ bet mane
god wee for vomorres Carat the Oid Stand. No load
bit:gbh:lg alicrwed in the shop. [April 13. IVO.
All lbw In want abbe Teeth CT other dental trork
amid call in the alike of the ethserftwea who aro pre.
pored to do all kinds of work In their lbw on them:Wee.
Panitagor oftrotlon pad to 'nuking full and partial
sena of teeth an odd. Weer, or alcuntanal plus ; also on
Weston's ea e*: 14k1, st em
i. potltlon : the two fatter preferable to
angl s iiive whelances now wed for dental plum
wilhwatiwesons reggdated. and made to grow In
The advantage of bating work dose by perounentl,rlo.
Wed and rooponifble lnrtlee. trawl be apparent to a&
weenie& Plow all aW esmaine eye&
plats suck at our office, ore Boyd Cos Wed
W. W. SMITH it BROTHER.
Ilatarose, Aug. 18.
t A Nsir s
lei:rove, Noe. N. 1 . AM MULL.
Who Will Uwe
Who will care
When we lie beneath the (Lisle*
Underneath the ehurch-yard mold ;
And the long gram o'er our faces
Lays its fingers damp and cold ;
When we sleep from care and sorrow,
And the ills of earthly life,
Sleep to know no sad to-morrow,
With its bitterness and strife—
Who will care ?
Who will care
Who will come to weep above us
Lying, 0, so white and still,
Undenteath the skies of summer,
When all nature's pulses thrill
To a new life, glad and tender,
Full of beauty, rich and sweet,
and all the world Is clad In splendor
That the world shall o'er repeal—
Who will cam ?
Who will care ?
When Queen Animas flowers bhNsom
And she stoops in pity down,
With a white Hower for her bosom,
Taken front her royal Crown ;
Who will come to kneel in pity
By our long and narrow lied,
When the wild winds sing their ditty
In the grzerses o'er our laud—
Who will cure
Who will earn'
When the 'spring times glad smile lingrrs
On the mdadows far and wide.
And she drops with test• fingers.
Bloom and leaf on every side,
Who will come with tender yearning
To the graves of those they miss?
Who will sigh for our returning,
To their presence and their kiss—
Who will cam
Who will care
Who will think of white hands lying
On a still and silent breast,
Nevermore to dream of sighing,
Evermore to know of rot
Who will mi . t, '.' No one eon U•ll u.
But Wrest and peace befall,
Will it matter if they miss us,
Or they miss Its not nt all?
Who will ewe
The 11Orden% of the Day
Who shall rise and away.
Find thelltmlens of the Day
Who as.ert biy place and teach
Lighter labor, nobler sinvels,
Standing, tirm, erect and atriing,
Proud us Freedom. free a. Song
Lo! rcrgroan beneath the w eight
Our own weakne,,s errafe ;
Crook the knee and 'that the lip,
.1H for tamer fellowship ;
Load our slack compliant clay
With the Burden of the hay
paths there are so trued
Fresher tields around us .prt-.ui:
I )ther flames of suu and star
Flash nt hand and lure afar :
Larger Manhood might we share
Lurer fortune—did we dare!
In our mills of tl‘numon thought
By the pattern all is wrought ;
In our school of life. the man
Drills to suit the public plan,
And through labor, love anti play,
Shifts the Burden of the Day.
PinTer of all is right of none !
flight bath each beneath the sun
To the breadth and liberal sluice
Of the independent rate—
To the chariot and the steed,
To the will, desire and deed !
Al, the gods of wood and stone
Can a single saint dethrone,
But the people who shall abraid,
'taint the puppet, they have math.
First they teach and then obey,
'Tis the Burden of the Day.
Thwitler shall we never bear
In this ordered atuicepbere ?
sever this monotony feel
Shattered by a trumpet pad ?
Never aim that burst and blow
From eternal summim know ?
Though no man resent his wrong,
Still is free the poet's song ;
Still a stag, his thoughts may leap
O'er the herded swine and sheep,
And in pastures far away
Lase the Barden of the Day.
—An tt,geney for Koopmanschap & Co.
the itnporfers of Chinese, has been estalr
lished in Boston.
—A second-band clothier of New Ha
ven, Conn., publicly announces that he
has " left otf clothing of every descrip
—A Chicago lady dropped or of her
eyebrows in the church pew, add dread
fully frightened a young man sitting next
to her, who thought it vras his mous
Buffalo serenader sang, " I'm think
ing lore of thee —" when the descent of
about ten gallons of water from the third
story window, proved her papa was think
ing of bini. - •
—"Mother," said Ike Partington, "did
you know that the iron horse' had but
one ear ?" "One ear! Merciful gracious,
child, what do you mean ?" " Why, the
engineer, of course."
—Recently discovered manuscripts ex
hibit the act that Robert Fulton had the
plans for a floating steam battery perfam
ed us tong ago as 1814, and that they
were approved by naval officers who ex
—A young lady from the rural districts
went to Des-Mome to see an elephant. In
the street car the conductor said M her :
"Miss, your fame "Weil, if I am," she
replitd, " I don't want any of you imm
MONTROSt, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1870.
A POSTAL COURTSHIP
" She is really the prettiest little creat
uure I ever saw," said Mr. Willoughby
Vane, as he turned from the window for
the fiftieth time that morally. "Jane,"
ho added, addressing his housemaid, who
was clearing away the breakfast things.
"have yon any idea who the people are
who have taken old Mr. Adderly's house
" Well, yes, sir, if you please," returned
the housemaid. " I met their cook at
the grocer's, the other day, and she said
that her master's name was IMack—Capt-
Mg Choker Black—and that he was stav
ing there on leave of absence with tits
wife and daughter, sir."
"Oh, indeed! Did she happen to men
tion the young lady's name ?"
" Yes, sir. She culled her Miss Eva."
"Eva! What a elial i ming name.' - ' mur
mured Willoughby to himself; anti then
he added aloud:
"That will do, Jane, thank you."
Mr. Willoughby Vane was a bachelor.
twenty-eight years old, rich, indolent and
tolerably good-looking. Ile lived lvith
widowed mother in a pleasant house on
the Clapham mad, and, having nothing
else to do, had fallen desperately in lole
with his pretty neighbor, • and anxiously
sought an opportunity for an introduction.
However, having discovered the name of
his fair enchantress, he determined to ad
dress her anonymously by letter.
Haying decided upon taking this step.
the next thing to be done was to put it
in to execution ; and, having shut himself
up in his little study.after many futile at
tempts, he succeeded in framing an epistle
to the lady to his satisfaction ; begging
her, if she valued his p •ace of mind, t,
return an answer to W. V. The Post
office, Clapham-common." That done,
be went out for a walk, and dropped the
letter tate, the nearest boy. .
Regularly three times a day, for a week
afterward, he called at the postottice
see whether an answer had arrived for
him. As the week advanced, Willoughby
began to lose his appetite, and grew s o
restless and irritable, that Mrs. Vane, like
a fond mother, landed that her dear boy
was unwell, and begged him to consult
their medical attendant. But her soli
laughed ut the idea, knowing well that
his complitint was beyond the doctor's
skill to cure.
Ile was beginning to desixtir of ever
receiving a reply, when to Ii is great de
light, on the seventh morning. a letter
was handed to him by the ix•st-tnistress.
written in a dainty female hand, and ad
dressed to "W. Nr." Almost unable to
conceal his emotion, he quitted the shop,
broke open the seal, and drank in the
They were evidently of a pleasing at
turn. for,ho the letter over and over
again. kissed the envelope, put it into hi ,
breast-coat pocket, and harried home to
see his inamorata looking out of the
window of the opposite hous e , as usual.
For a moment his first impulse was to
salute her respectfully : but immediately
afterward he bethought himself that as
he was still in cog., the young lady would.
perhaps, feel insulted be the action. Be
sides, how could she have any idea that
he was - W.V.?" So he went indoors, and
amused himself for three hours inditing
a reply to the letter, which he posted the
same afternoon, and, in due course, a
second answer arrived.
And so matters went ou, a constant in
terchange of letters being kept up for a
fortnight, during which time Mr. Wil
loughby Vane spent his days in running
to and from the post-olliee, writing let
ters. and watching his fair neighbor from
the window of the dinning-room.
"Conf and it!" he would sometimes
&•ty to himself - How very provoking the
dear girl is! She will never look this
wavt Ido wish I could catch her eye, if
only for a moment. What a horridly
sour-looking old crab the mother is!
Depend upon it, Willoughby, that poor
child is anything bat happy at home with
those two old fogio. Indeed her letters
hint as much. And having given vent
to his feelings. he would put on his hat
and walk to the post-office, or shut him
self in his too:11001d cr.ompose another
note to his "Dearest Eva."
At length, three mouths haring flown
rapidly away in this inanner, he received
a letter cue morning front the young lady.
which rail as follows:
To W. V.—Sir: As it is useless to
t.%.ntinue a currespondenee in this man
ner, 1 think it ist now time for you to
[how off yon int-16110e, and reveal your
true name and l'osition to one to whom
you are not totally indifferent. Believe
me that nothing inspires love like mutu
al confidence. Prove to me that I have
not been imprudent in answering your
letters by at once informing me who you
are. It is with no f..elings of idle cur
iosity I ask this, simply fur unr nintnal
"Yours, &c., Ev A."
To which Willoughby replied by return
" DEAREST EVA : If you will permit
me to call you so! Have you not for
weeks rtst observed a young man with
his hair brushed (Nick, anxiously watch
ing you from the window of the opposite
house? And, although you have ap
parently never taken the slightest notice
of him, I trust his features are not al
together repulsive to you. lam that in
Charmed by the graceful magic of thine eye,
Day after day I watched, and dream ; and sigh :
Watch thee, dream of three, sigh for thee alone,
Fair stair of Clapham—may I add my own
To quote with some alterations, the
noble stanza of the poet Brown. And
now I have a favor. Whenever you see
me at the window, take no notice of me
at present, lest my mother should observe
it. In a few days she will be going out
of town, and then we van throw off all
restraint. Till then, adieu! Adieu, my
adorable orik adieu! My eyes are ever
ou you. Your own
" WILLOUGHBY Vane."
To which epistle came the following
" DEAR &a: Your explanation is per
fectly satisfactory• I may also add that,
your features are not at all repulsive to
" Bless her ! What a delightful little
soul she is!" ejaculated Willoughby.
And he went out, ordered a new suit of
clothes, and had his hair cut.
" Willy," said. Mrs. Vane to her son the
next tricrning. "I wish you would do
something to improve your mind, and
not vast your time by looking out of the
window all day as you have lately done.
Come and ream the parliamentary debates
to me, if you have nothing else to do."
The worthy lady Wits a red-hot politi
cian, and three mortal hours she kept him
at this delightful task ; at the expiration
of which time he succeeded in escaping
to his own room, where he wrote the fol
lowing note to Eva :
" Dcans.sr Eva: I am overjoyed at
the contents of your brief communication.
If, as you say, my features are not alto
gether r.pulsive to you, may I hope that
you will consent to be mine—mine onl7 ?
WILLOCUU BY : Your reply
has made me feel very happy. It is very
dull here ; no society except father and
mother. I limo' for more congenial coin-
pal i ip. ice,
In this delightful manner the days flew
on—lialey,n days, too, they were fur Will
onghliy, and sweetened by the interchange
of this and similar lover-like e•vrrespond
once. On the following Monday morning
Mrs. Vane left town on a visit to some
friends in Devonshire, leaving her son to
keep house at home. That same after
noon one of Capt. Black's servants brought
the following note for Willoughby:
" : Have you any objection to
my telling my dear father all Matters
have gone so far that it will be impossible
fir either of us to retract what we have
written. Let its take papa into our con
tidanee. .1 know his kind and generous
nature well, and have te, fear th a t he will
oppose our union. Pray send me a line
The answer was as follows:
MY OWN Eva : Du whatever you
consider hest. My fate is in your hands.
If your papa shunhl refitie his consent,
—. But I will nut think of anything so
dreadful. Fear not that I shall ever re
tract. Life without you would be a desert
with no oasis to brighten it.
Y.ffirs until death, WILLOUGHBY."
That evening, just as Willf,nghby had
finished dinner, he heard a loud dou!de
knock at the street-door: :ind On ita being
opened a strange voice inquired, in a loud
" Is Mr. Willonghtty Vane at borne?"
His heart beat violently as Jane, enter
ing the room, said:
A ivntion ao wishes to Teak to you
in the 'library, sir."
- - .
And she handed him a card, inscribed
"Capt. Ch,iker Black, C. it., 1.1. M.'s 1,
`• I will he with him in a moment,"
said Willotighhy : and he swallowed a
wulde of glassw of sherry to nerve him
for the interview.
-“C'apt- Choker Black, I believe?" he
said, as he entered the library.
.• Your servant, 6ir," szLid the gallant
uaptaiu, who, glass ill hand, was 11111311 V
engagod in scrutinizing au engraving of
the Little of NaVariiio.
Your ser% zoo, sir. Ilave I the pleas
ure of addressing Mr. Willoughby Vane?"
Wilboigh by bowed.
"'lien. sir. of course you know the
business that has brought me here ?"
Terribly nervous, and scarcely knowing
what athrwer to make, our hero bowed
Come, come. sir, don't be afraid to
speak out! Ily daughter hus made trie
her emfulaut, et let there Le no reserve
between us. Eva has told me all r
Here poor Willoughby blushed up to
the roots or his hair.
" You sev I kii•oy all about it ; you have
fallen desperat,ly in love with the poor
girl ; and although you have never ex-
changed two words together, von are id
ready engag,l to he married. Very ev
rlitioti:, upon ntt• word! In! ha! ha!
Pray excuse me for laughing, hut the idea
is somewhat comical."
As the captain appeared to he in a very
good humor, Willoughby's courage began
Don't mention it, sir. Your are her
father and have a right to do what you
lease. But I sincerely trust that you
have no objection to the offer ?"
I? None! Belie%e me, I shall be
delightetl.to see my Eva comfortably set
tled. B u t h a rkre. sir, business is busi
ness. lam a plain, blunt man, and fifteen
years' sojourn with one's regiment in
India dosen't help to polish one. First of
all, then, what are your prospects?"
And the captain drew a note-book from
his pocked, and proceeded to eyamine our
hero 113 if he was in a court of justice.
You are an" only son, I believe ?"
`• I uni."
'"Good." And down went the note in
" Your age'"
`Twenty-eight nest birthday."
"Twenty-eight. Good. Is your con
stitution healthy ?"
" I—believe so. I Lave had the measles,
whooping-cough and mumps."
" Disorders peculiar ti infancy. Good."
And the captain scribbled away again.
"Are you engaged in any business or
" Then how on earth do you live ?"
"On my private illetaile, captain."
" Then all I eau say is, you re an nn
commonly lucky fellow to be able to sub
sist on that. I only wish I could. What
is the amount of your income?"
"About seven hundred a year."
"Is it in house property, shares iu lim
ited companies, or the funds? If in
public companies, I should be sorry to
give two years purchase for the lot."
" In the new 4 per cent."
"Good. I think I may say very good.
What sort of a temper are you?"
" Well,•thafs a rather difficult question
to answer,". said Willoughby, smiling for
the tirst time.
" Hang it, sir, not at all !" returned the
captain. "If auy one asked me my temp
er, I should say `hasty , sir—confoundedly
hasty r .A.nd Choker Black's proud of
it, sir—proud of it !"
"Say about the average," answer Wil
" Temper average," said the captain,
jotting it down. "I think these are about
all the questions I have to ask you. You
know my daughteriby sight ?"
" I have had the pleasure of seeing her
frequently—from the window, sir."
"And you think you would be happy
with her ?"
"Think, captain. lam certain of it."
" Very good. Now harkey, Mr. Wil
loughby Vane. Marry her, treat her well,
and - be happy. Neglect her, blight her
puny affections by harshness or cruelty,
and hang me, sir, if I don't riddle you
with bullets. Gad ! sir I'm a man of my
word, and I'll do what I say, as sure as
my name's Choker Black."
I have no fear on that score. captain.
Unite her to me, and if a life of de
" I know all about that," said the cap
tain. "Keep your fine phrases for the
girl's ears. Give me your hand, sir. I've
taken a fancy to you.'
-" You flatter Ate, captain."
" Haug it, sir, no ; Choker Black never
indulges in flattery. Don't be afraid to
grasp my hand, sir, it's yours so long as
I find you plain-sailing and straightfor
wart'. But if ever I suspect you of any
artifice or deception, knock you down
with it. So now I hope we perfectly un
derstand each other."
" One word more," eaid Willoughby.
- Am I to understand that you consent to
" Certainly. 'You can be married to
morrow, if you please. Sir, the happiness
of my dear child is my first consideration.
Gad, sir, I am not a brute—not one of
those unnatural parents people read of in
novels. Choker Black may be a fire-eater
in the field; but at any rate he knows
how to treat his own flesh and blood."
"Captain, you overwhelm me with
- Say nu wore about it. (lap on your
hat and come across the road with me,
and I'll introduce you to my daughter at
Scarcely knowing what ho was about,
Willoughby did as he was told. They
crossed the road together, and the captain
open his door with a latch-key.
"(me moment., if you please," said Wil
loughby, who was titivating 'his hair and
arranging his cravat.
" Are von ready now ?" asked the cap
" Mr. Willoughbv Vane," cried the cap
tain, ushering our hero into the drawing
room. Then, waving his hand, he added,
"Allow me to introduce you to my wife
Willoughby looked exceedingly foolish
as he bowed to the two ladies. On a
couch by the fireside Sat his enchantress,
looking more bewitching than ever; her
its-n-rix being the tall thin angular wo
man in black that he had frequently
noticed from over the way.
" What a contrast," thought Willough
by, "between mother and daughter."
" Annie, my dear, Mr. Willoughby
Vane is nervous, no doubt. You know
the adage. Let us leave the young people
together; and he'll soon find his tongue
then, I'll wager," the captain said, ad
dressing the younger of the two ladies,
who immediately rose from her seat.
Stay. sir—diere is some mistake here,"
said Willoughby. "This lady is—" and
he pointed to the gaunt female.
" My daughter, sir!" said the captain.
"My daughter by my first wife."
" And this—" ejaculated our hero, turn
ing to the young lady.
" Is my second wife, sir!"
Mr. Willoughby Vane fled from his
home that night. About a month later
his almost broken-hearted mother receiv
ed a letter from him explaining the whole
affair; and the post-mark bore the words
" Stnek" with a Baby.
Yesterday morning, as the steamboat
for Wilmington was leaving the wharf at
the foot of Chestnut street, a young wo
man,with a baby iu her arms,hurried down,
and the gang-plank by this time being
removed, several persons gallantly hurried
forward to help her on board. One
of them, a young man, volunteered to
hold the baby while she was being assist
ed to the deck of the steamboat, and it
was handed to him. The instant the
young woman accomplished the dangerous
feat, the distance between the boat and
the pier so widened that the baby could
not be handed to her, and the unfortunate
custodian of the infant found himself in
a rather unpleasant pretlieuma, besides
being subjected to the merriment of the
bystanders. It was uncharitable thought
that the supposed mother of the child
had taken that method to relieve herself
of it. No one on the wharf seemed to
have any knowledtgt, le of her.—Philadel
Jefferson's Ten Rules.
I. Never put off till to ntorrow what
you (1111 do to-day.
2. Never trouble another for what you
can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money bejore you
4. Never buy what you do not want be
cause it is cheap.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger,
thirst and cold.
6. We seldom repent of having eaten
7. Nothing is tronblesope that we do
8. How much pain the evils have cost
as that never happened.
9. Take things always by the smooth
10. When angry, count ten before yen
speak; if very angry, count a bundled.
—The Misses Young (Brigham's girls)
number about twenty four. They are de
scribed by one who saw them at the Salt
Lake Theatre the other night as all stout
and fine looking. The boys (there are
many of them,) says this spectator,' look
and act like other boys, no peculiarities in
person or manners being apparent.
—We are told to have hope and trust ;
but what is a poor fellow to do when he
can no longer get any trust.
VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 35.
The Spring Lancet.
I never saw a handsomer girl or woman
than Rose Mason, or one with prettier
graceful ways, though she had lived on a
farm always and had no opportunity fur •
culture of either mind and manners be
yond that afforded at the village school,
three miles ewav, and the rustic society of
In form she was slender and round..
full of willowy curves as she moved. She I
had a dark, brilliant face, and bright
dark eyes, and a mouth as sweet and red '
as a half blown rose.
I had loved Rose Mason at least two
thirds of my life; and though with the
coquetry that is inborn with creatures of
her vivacious and changeful temperament.
she had been extremely weary of showing
me her heart, she had in the end confess
ed she loved me. and consented that we j
should he married in December.
In November, while I wasuway in New
York; clerking for my uncle, who belong
ed to un insurance company, she became
the wife of Carl Berthold, a handsome,
black-eyed foreigner, who had invaded
our rural precincts about the time of my
last visit home, bewitching the girls, and
driving the boys frantic a ith jcalousyt
I was jealous with the rest, but I had
Rose's promise, and though I disliked
Berthold intensely, and turned chilly
whenever he was near me. I had faith in
my darling and went back to the city tol
erubly content. The best news I heard
froin home was they were married.
I don't know how I bore it now. It
was terrible, of course ; but as many an
other has done, I suppose, I set my teeth
and endured and went on just as before,
outwardly. Berthold had taken her away.
I did not hear where, and did'ut much
One morning, coming into the office
from an errand down town, my uncle re
marked to me:
"If yon had Iwen hero tcn minutes
sooner, you would have seen as putty a
couple as I ever beheld ; they took out a
policy for ten thousand dollars for each.
Sensible pair, eh?"
I smiled as I turned to my desk, and
opened the ledger in which was recorded
the manes of the parties in.nring, and
the amounts insured fr. Th.. lust entries
on the page were yet damp, -tail ILI.-
I duh't know what came over me, but
I shut the book as though I had seen a
ghost. Fortunately no one observed my
I took my pen presently and went to
work, bat all that afternoon t hose mimes
danced before my eyes in letters of fire.
I happened to he in the back office,
three mouths after, when Carl liertmild
Mine in to make a payment. I knew his
silky, smooth voice before I saw his face.
with its shining eyes and gleaming w hite
teeth. Involuntarily I stayed where I
was, and watched him through the g l a ss,
partition that seperated the room in which
I was from the front office.
As he passed the money to my uncle,
his sharp white teeth shone in a smile
that seemed more like a sneer. and he re
ceived his two policies back, with an al
most tilidible chuckle.
I had been pretty sure all the time that
Rose and he were in the city, but I had
never met them, though I never saw a
woman that in the least resembled my
lost darling without thinking of her, and
I never attended any public assembly
without scanning the throng fur the dark
bright beauty of the girl who jilted me.
After I had seen Berthuld in the insur
ance office, I watched more diligently
than before, and frequented more than
formerly such places of resort as I imag
ined Rose and her husband might attend.
One morning, hurrying up Broadway,
I had a glimpse of what looked to me like
Rose's sylph-like shape entering a picture
gallery. Instantly I darted after her up
It was indeed she, looking a little
scared at first at the sight of me, but,
blooming into something more than even
the old vivacity under the rearsuriug
warmth of manner. She was more beau
tiful than ever, and I was truly glad to
see lip and cheek glowing with such fresh
carnation tints, and to behold the clear.
sunny "learn of her liquid eyes,
Till I met her so, 1 bad Scarcely real
ized that I had entertained any forebod
ing thoughts in her connection. UUC011•
ix:lonely I haTipictured her to myself as
pale uud fading. But. this creature, with
her tropical bloom and laughing eyes,
mockt.d such visions surely. She was ev
idently happy. I must have wronged
Berthold in those thoughts in winch,
though I had not acknowledged it to my
self, I had uttribtuted to him the possi
bility of unkindness or injustice in any
way to the woman he had beguiled from
As we parted, and Rose gavc inc her
little band, she named her address and in
vited me cordially to call. I took the ad
dress, but I said that I should not be
likely to call. She colored, slightly at
my words, but did not urge me. Proba
bly she felt that it might not be pleasant
fur her husband and myself to meet.
Less than a week after this meeting .
having business in that part of the city,l
deviated a little from my direct route for
the sake of passing by where Ruse lived.
I met her husband soon enough to avoid
passing him, kept tranquilly on my way.
His eyes did not light on me till we were
close upon each other, as he strode along
with his look upon the pavement, his
lips set in the sneering smile I bad no
ticed in the insurance office.
At the sight of me the smile froze, his
face turned to a chalky white, and he
stood a siu,, , rle lielpnes.s instant, the incar
nation of the blackest terror I ever be
held. It was but a second. Ho rallied
so swiftly, and shot past me with a court
ly lift of his hat, that I half doubted that
I had seen any unusual expression on his
Glancing back involuntarily, Berthold
had vanished, but I imagined I could sec
the glitter of his white teeth beyond some
thick foliage which draped a yard near
"He is watching to see if I will go in,"
thought I, and I hurried past without
once glancing at the house. How I ha
ted the false pride which made me do so
Early the following week, upon enter
ing the office in the morningi I was start
led by the announcement from my uncle's
lips that Rosa Berthold was dead. I
reeled as though he had struck me, and
leaned heavily upon my . desk.
"flow doyou know t" I asked.
My uncle - knit his brow.
"Iler,hasband has been here. Ile wants
the amounts of her policy. lie is in a
hurry, I take it."
"When was it?"
-A week ago, to-day. Heart disease.
It's all right, of course. Ho has the prop
er certificate; two physicians that I know,
and one that I never heard of. But some
how I can't make it seem so."
Instantly it flashed over me the remem
brance of ilerthold'a singular change of
countenance when I had met him just a
week before. Well might the mans face
blanch and his eyes start with terror,
thinking Ilwas going to his house perhaps.
It all seemed very plain to me ths mo
"I' ode," I said, "Rose Berthold was
npird...red. I saw her not two weeks ogo,
awl she way as well as I am this mo-
"Rowe Berthold? Yon don't know her."
exclaimed my uncle.
"Yes, I do," and then I told him all ev
en to my meeting Carl Berthold that
morning, when, if I had glanced towards
his house, I should have doubtless beheld
some sign of death's awful presence with
in there, and might perhaps, have been
surer of circumventing this Tinian.
Mx- uncle was enough of my opinion to ,
decide to have the matter Investigated-
Nothing come of that investigation, how
ever. If my Rose had died unfairly, there
was not the slightest discovbruble proof of
the fart. There was nothing more to be
done then; but I was not satisfied. At the
bottom of my heart lurked the belief that
Carl Berthold was a murderer s • He re,
ceived his ten thousand dollars and left
for parts unknown.
Five years after, the company with
whom I remained and had risen in favor,
sent me to England on business of impor,
Upon the same steamer with myself
was Carl Berthohl ; I know him at once,
though he did not recognize me. I had
changed inure than he had. My hair had
grown darker, and I had a very heavy
beard. My pulse took a quicker beat at
the sight of the beautiful creature who
leaned confidingly mi his arm, evidently
a bride of short standing. She was dress
ed richly and wore on her white fingers
several ratios which must have been of
great table. I noticed, too, that the tiny
watch at her belt. and which she from
time to time glanced at, was set with bril
liants of the first water, if one Could
judge by their glitter.
-li e ha: secured an heiress this time."
I thought. -Ile will FC:lrCely need resort
to insurance." I was in London several
months, and occasionally I saw Carl Ber
thold with his beautiful wife. One night
My hotel took tire, and was so much dam
aged that I had to go to another, when I
discovered that I was not only in the same
building, but occupied the next .1001111 to
Carl Berthold. I Thought it a singular
turn of circumstances to say the least, the
more, that very night there was a
sudden death in the hotel—my old rival
lovely wife. I could not help wondering
it her life had been injured.
The physicians summoned to consult
coneccning the cause of death, did not,
however, pronounce it heart disease but
avowed themselves puzzled. One of these,
who had appearettiuterested in the case,
I sought under the influence of irresisti
ble impulse, and in confidence told him
of that other sudden death of a wife of
Carl Berthold's. Ho was greatly interes
eb, and to cut the matter short, a repeti
tion of the medical examination resulted
in the discovery that Mrs. Carl Berthold's
had comae to her death by the insertion of
some exceedingly delicate steel instru
ment, at that point where, the spinal
cord joins the brain. The cruel, fatal
weapon was found, upon search, in her
husband's possession—it was a Etiring
lancet of needle-like fineness and Sharp.
It was not difficult to imagine how this
fiend in human form might, in the very
act of caressing his beautiful victim, have
sprung his deadly toy upon that vital
part. The wound was so minute, and
conwaleil by the drooping hair that it
would easily escape observation.
He COD fessed to enacting three other
similar tragedies before be was hung.
My lust Ruse was a victim of one of these,
I felt that she was in a manner avenged,
when the wreteh knew that I had borne
some, though so small a part, in his de.
—A curious scene was witnessed at the
burning of a will on Battle Island near
Oswego. The mill was the home of g.reat
flocks of swallows and pigeons. While the
flames were raging, the birds would circle
above kern in flocks, and then dash into
them in a body. Hundred of them were
found dead after the lire. In explanation
of this singular fatality, it is suggested
that the birds were attracted by the light,
and also that they bad nests in the mill
tilled with young• ones which they N'ainly
sought to ilefend.
—A gentleman who arrived in Rich
mond with the body of a relative, who
was a victim of the Jerry Run accident
on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, do•
Blares that in the darkness and confusion
at the scene of the catastrophe, some un
known scoundrels seized the opportunity
to rob the dead and the Wounded. He
says that the bodies of every one of the
former were rifled, and that several of the
wounded had their watches and jewelry
taken frozz2 them. As most of the unfoi
tunates wore good watches, and wore well
supplied with money, the infamous rob
bers gut booty to a large value.
—Oa the gate of a post in front of a
farm house near Indianapolis is a sign,
which says: No lightning rods or life
insurance wanted here.
—A stir has been created in Egland for
some time past, by the disappearance* of
Lord Aberdeen, a young geutlenuni aged
twenty-three, who left England abou t
years ago, without since giving any utfor.
oration of his whereabouts