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Z. B. Hawley, • • Wai, 0. Oraser.,
E. B. HAWLEY & CO,
THE INTROSE DEMOCRAT,
AND GENERAL JOB PRINTERS,
Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa.
TIIINF,TABLE OF NIAILS,
Vu IFUnsoAn :
ontrose Depot. (Pally,) ACOput 89:)am
rw Milford, 014.1 10 CO •ai 130 p ta
(Duly.) 045arti '3oop m
endseille. (trio weekly, I ROOpm 800 are
s,,rklia Station. (trio werki..) 100 am TORam
lughsrattni.tio S. Lske. Ono • eekh ) 600 pax 700 p m
eshoppen. arm weekly,) 1000 a m 400 p
The NSW York. (rio Montrose Depot.) New Milford,
• natisnanek. and Wyalmlng ere daily.
The vonallo audion mall runs Tuesdays, Thursdays,
The Binghamton molt. (No Silver Lake.) runs Tara
n. Thursdays anti Saturdays.
irriendsrille wantons Tuesdays, Thursdays. and Elltt
The Meahoppen mall runs Mondays, Wednesday., and
A Stage learn daily for Moatroee Depot at 12 m., and
. taro. at a p.m
A Stare leseea daily for Near 'Milford at SO a. m.
ad recurne at 3 /Op. m.
M. C. PORDII&M, P. M.
J. B. Q• A. IL MeCOLL or,
reenkreee at Lew Office neer the Roth. Mastro.,
P. Montrose. May 10. IS7I. it
D. W. SEARLE,
TTORNEY AT LAW. office over the Store of M.
Messner. In the Brick Mock „Montrose. Pa. (sal AO
W W. SMYTH;
/MINIM AND cimnt MANUPACTUDERS.—Poo ,
f Math street- Montrose, Pa. wiz. 1. 1869.
UCTIONMEII, and Irceunaacs dean%
aol 69tf Frieudevllle, P.
SITED STATES AUCTIONEER,
Aor. 1. IeGO. Addrers, BrooMys, PA
J. SA UTTICI:
ASRIONABLE TAILOR. Sbup overt. It. DeWitt's
entrose Peb.l9th int
~VI IV TAILOR.
hop over Ueane'• lih.ok Store, next to the postoglee.
Work duce to the bevt style. Gi•e me • trial.
outtc.e., Oct IS, 11:173.-Sin oEll 0. WALES&
ASITIONABLE TAILOR, Mont:rove, R. Shop oret
Chandler's Store. Alton:tern first.ratestyla,
Cutting done on snort notice. and warranted to at.
A. 0. TVAMa'N,
TTORNEY A LA W. Byway, Back Pay. Penelon
and Exem • on Malmo attended to. Once dr
actor Itttlow Boyd's Store. Itiontrovet.Pe. [An. 1.'69
IV. A. CROSS.VON,
Attorney at Le*. °Mee at the Court House, In the
Commissloner'• Offics. W A. Cromer:tn.
1 Montrose. Scot ant. 1811.—tf.
McKE.VZIE. & CO
'Merv , In Dry Gonad,• n.. Ladies •nd Mime.
Sue Shoot. ilea, agent. lor the great American
ea aad Corte.. Company. [Montrose, July 17, M..]
liR. W. W. SMITH,
venom. !Morro at his dwell:et, next door cast of the
Itepoblican prlming Othccitmor. from f.. a.
to 4 r. a. M.an , " .^ . M.] 3.
ITCH & WATiDN, Attorneys It 4e. , at the old caret
or Bentley & Fitch, Montrose. l'a4
sr. "meat Pen.ll, "ZIA I V. V. wsmson.
ler In Drvg•. Medicines, Cloinleale, Paleli. Oil,,
Pyr .roS•. Tee.,Spice., Fancy ill exi•. Jecrelv.. Per.
towers:, &c., Beiek Block, Moolciee, Pa. Betarilebed
tterneye at Late and Sn ri Bankruptcy. 019.
Nu. ee Callrt Street, over Chi et/onal Bank. Bing
damten. N. Y. %V ■. q. Scovit.d.,
Jane 18th. JEII.IIIII DZWITT.
Da. Iv. L. RICHiabSUIV,
111 SICIAN k IttIRGE6N, ttert profeesiona
eiceo to the ettleette of NI true° and •ictnity.—
• ace at blerusidenee, on the Fanner cant of Say, &
• e. Pommies. (Ant. 1, ItZ9.
er to Boot. and Shun.. Hit. and C.p.. Leather end
Mato Street let door below Boyd'. Store.
1W Work made to order. sod replirtog dons messy.
.rtrose Jan. 1 ISM
BRAYING AND HAIR DRKSSfIO.
op la ilfic new Toetodlre handl/M. where h. will
, e-foond ready to attend all who may want anything
u Ala line. Montoroe Pa. Oct. 13. 1009.
Dit & W DA YTON.
SICIaIS d SURGEON. tenders his eartistee te
he citizens at Great Bend Illn d id y. -Ottlee at hit
ideates. opposite Bantam norms, GI. Bend village.
Sept. Ist. IRO —V
DEL D .4. LATHROP,
minister. &ATM. THERMAL BATHS, at the Foot of
eestont !areal.. Call and comagt to all Chronic
o:arose. IT, "M.—pa-4.
E HAITI AMMER. 6ne mored hi. .bap An ftte
• eliding. occupied by J. R. DeWitt. where 130 ds pre.
erect to do all Linde of wart in bb line , enema, cu
ing serttebes, puff, etc. All wart done on Snort
o" sad ;wk. lenr. Please call and at.. me.
IL B GRRI TT.
/4 • lee .niltarle and Farley Dee Gonda., eaorkery. nerd
!re. Iron, Surver, Drugs. Oil.. and Pnlota. Boots
u 4 Mse.. Hat+ and Cep.. Pore, Defile Robes; Gro
ellen. Provislone. at.
.rvr-Illsliard, r a.. Nov, 6, `ll—tf.
J. RAMIIINGITON viseexto Inform themzhlle that
• ring: rented the Exchan;:r Morel in Montrose. he
note prep-trui w aceolo.nodate cho.travdlttQ pabq
a eret-class style
LITTLES A. BLAKESLEE,
Int Ere &T LAW, h.lre removed to their Yew
Sr. opposite the" Tarbell Bosse.
IL B. Lrrruc.
, . 13ILLINGR677107JD.
RT. AND LIFE IIS7.IANCE AC NT. AI
. 4t.* at 10114013 to promptly. OD fair tOTISII. Office
.t door not of the Tanbe• W. 11. Cooper & Cc
7 , 11 c Avenue. Moutzolc. Pa. [Ans.'. ism
:7, 11.7L1 flti.intas STILOVD.
B. T. d• E. 11. CASE.
RNES64IASEItS. (Salt Thiruess,ligtel and heavy,
t lowest cash prices. Also, Blankcts, Breaatilinn
ht., Whips and aserythislS Penalnt.!: to UM /tae,
etper then the cheapest. Repairing done prompt
y and In uood style.
unlace. Ps.. Oct.
.1 D. rALL
ILAIPATSIIONIMCIAII AND SCUOZON. Has penucuently
tad bharett In untrtrte, Pa.. Whe re he will prompt
:own(' to 0t11.111.1n hi. profini.ion with which he may
• tirrored. Oak. and reeldenee west of the Court
owe, near Fitch & Wat.ou's cane. . _
- ItlOattosc iebniarie, 1811
AT , Bust, Pa. Sunned Otar.the Erie flat Dray De-
Ittrze sal enattowilone honse. has undergone
trot, rrp air New; Ittryttt3ed roam and itlre:p
: lot trinaent,cslettald tt, dl I thine. eorepris
-t • Ilt•t elan noteL LIENDY ACKERT - ,
Mutt, Is:I.-tr. Proprietor.
tee of dm Peace: office over L. S. Uttlheinett store
-oat Bead tmesack. droemehdona County, 1.171 WA.
the *at leatem of Me etopkota of *Be late !sem
• ithem. deceased. Order boundruM 9to 12 o'clOci
m end from Ito 4 ~ • cock p. M.
at Bead. met. 4d, PM,
BURNS & NICHOLS,
- sIID la Drugs. Mrdleluer, Chrualtals.
Als. Peg/J.OIW. gsroiss...l.4qaort. Ppleet.rsuS7
Osseo! `Softens*. Pertumergand Toilet Ar
'PC Al"PrPlulrDosion. Cbroralig .compoauded.—
• 0 . 111 4 , 11°4"9"P' . - Aims Emma.
SON :' I 'ROSE DEMOCRAT.
TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
There is an end to kisses and to sighs,
There P. an end ;la laughter and to tears;
An end to fair things that delight our eyes,
An end to pleasant sounds that charm our cars;
An end to enmity's foul libeling.
And to the gracious praise of tender friends :
There is an end4o all but one sweet thing—
To love there is no end.
7UCIpm 12.5 pm
That warrior swerved an empire with his sword;
The empire now is but like hint—a name;
That statesman spoke, and by a burning word
Kindled a nation's heart into a flame;
NoW naught Is left but ashes. and we bring
Our homage to new men to them we bend I
There is an end to all but one sweet king
To love there is no end.
All beauty fades away, or else, alasl
Men's eyes grow dim, and they no beauty sea;
The glorious shows of Nature pass and pass,
Quickly they come, as quiekl) do they flee ;
And be who bears the coke of a welcoming
nears next the slow, sad farewell of his friend;
There is an end to all but one sweet thing—
To love there is no end.
And for etirseleir, father, where is be?
Gone, and a memory alone runalos ;
There it no ming° In a mother's knee
For us,brewn,old, and sad with cares and pains
Brotheriesi, sister&s, our way we wend
To Death's dark bome,from which we shall not
And so we cease; yet one thing has no end—
There is no end to love
--All the Year Round.
Beneath the quilet old bridge you hear
The waves make music IA they pass;
end winding to the elm•tree near,
You see the pathway through the grass,
Where we awe wont to walk, alas!
The river wanders as of old
Beneath the stouts of willow trees;
The sunlit water gleams like gold
And ripples to the gentle breeze;
But 1 am far from thee and these
The sky bends over broad and blue,
And, in.tbe soft and mellow light,
You tread the lane our footsteps knew
In former days, when days were bright;
Do these days bring such sweet delight!
And still that . lane with grass is green ;
With framnnt flowers the banks arc fair;
In golden gloss and silver sheen
The beesslill haunt the balmy air;
But you will fail to hod me there.
Again, purchance, I may not see
The rustling rows of willow trees
Which lent a leafy canopy
When weanrolleil underneath at ease; .
For I am for from thee and these!
Our joys forsake us. Soon does Spring
Pass by and for the Summer call;
Soon do the birds lose to sing,
When fading leaves in Autumn tall,
And Winter is the end of all.
THE DOCTOR'S LAST SHOT
lira. Smith atni—dtm. Brown were hay
ing a very comfortable afiernoon'togeth - -
er. Mrs. Snitth, who was an invalid, or
thought herself one, which is just as had,
was reclibtug in an easy chair, and Mrs.
Brown, who had run in with her kitting
Work just to see how she was. had bet
persuaded to spend the rest of the day
with her friend.
'•Yes, 3lrs. Brown, I consider it provi
dential. That poor niece of mine was
left an orphan on the cold charities of the
world, and as I was the only friend she
had, she Calme right here, of course. Well
berel um in such delicate health, need
ing constant. attention. and 1 couldn't
expect my own girls, poor dears, to be
fussing around their sick mo;lier all the
time: I want them to enjoy themselves
while they can. ThCs pour thing needed
a home, and I gave it to her at once. I
said of course, child come right here and
live with us. You can make yourself
useful, no doubt, and XII be all right."
She's been here sia months now, and has
been a wonderful help to me. I keep her
busy from daylight until dark to keep
her mind off her troubles, you know, and
nights ..ben I can't sleep it's areadful
bandy to have her where she can rub me
back, soak my feet, bathe my head, and
read me to sleep."
•'•llo you pay her wages ?"
"Bless me, ao: She said something
about It one day as if she expected to be
paid for her work, • but I told here we
couldn't think of hiring our own blood
relations to work for Us. I told her to
just be easy about that,whenever she need
ed anything we'd see about it. She gave
me a kind of a queer smile that I didn't
quite understand or like; but, on the
whole, she is wonderful quiet and gentle
like, and I consider it a real Providence."
"Where is she?"
"/ sent her down to the back pasture
to get some blackberries for my tea. I
thought may be I'd re3&n them if they
Down in the back pasture she was. the
poor niece, Meta Langdon, but not pick
ing blackberries. She was sitting on a
mossy log among the bushes, crying as if
her heart would break. It did her good;
it. cooled the tierce fever in her head, mad
she 'frnally grew quiet and slipped softly
down upon her knees and prayed long
and earnestly for patlence and wisdom
and help from her heavenlf Father. Then ,
she caught up her pail and rose to com
mence her task. But it so happened that
Doctor Chester, who was spending a few
weeks in that delightful country place,
was out hunting that. day. A fine, plump
partridge flew np from the hushes s just at
that moment, and the doctor fired. To
his astonishment the bird escaped, but a
shrill scream and heavy fall beyond the
bushes made him throw .down his gnn
and hag nod rush furiously thmugh the
sharp briars, never h?eding the rents they
made in his fine hunting suit or the cru-
el scratches upon his face and hands.
There lay the game he had brought
down. in the shnpe of a ynnrg girl who
was in a dead faint or killed for aught he
knew. He quickly loosened her dress
and dashed waterin her face from the
cante'en which he happened to have,
and finally forced a few drops of brandy.
between her lips. At length she opened
her eyes,to his great. relief.and tried to rise
but a sharp cry of. pain showed there was
something more serious than a mere fright.
•'What is it, where are you hurt?"
"My arm, she exelainted."
lie tore the Gadded calico sleeve open to
the'shoulder, and sure enough the soft,
MONTROSE, PA., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 1874.
white arm was covered with blood and
seemed to be riddled with shot.
"Dear, dear, what have I done!" he ex
claimed, hastily tying his own and her
handkerchief tightly around it.
"There's no time for apologies or ex•
plantations. I thought I was shooting a
partridge,and in some unaccountable way
I have shot yon. Now tell me where you
live so I can get you home as soon as pos
sible. lum a physician, and we'll soon
have the poor arm all right again."
"Mv home is just over the hill; I can
walk if you will help me a little." With
a set, resolute face, and lips tightlyclosed
to keep back the moans of pain, Meta
walked hastily towards home leaning imp
ala his arm. Butjust as they reached
the gate she fainted again, and taking
her in his arms he bore her rapidly to the
house, and withont any ceremony pushed
open the parlor door and laid her upoa
Mrs. Smith screamed murder at the
top of her voice, went into violent hys
terics. The doctor frowned scornfolly at
her, and said lo Mrs. Brown: "There's
no time for-'nonsense; bring me some
cold water and bandages at once,and send
somebody atter Dr. Chester's small case
of surgical instruments."
Mrs. Smith, lett to herself, soon recov
ered, and insisted upon an explanation of
"It's nothing serious, I hope. I have
accidently sent a charge of shut into this
young lady's arm. Are you her mother ?"
"No, indeed, she is a poor dependent
creature that we've taken in for charity's
sake; a niece of mine, and what Fin to
do with her now I can't see. I can't
take cure of her,and indeed,sir, it's mighty
inconvenient to have her laid np just at
this time. She is very necessary to my
comfort. I need a sight of cure and %ra
ta on, night and day."
"Well, madam, Siie77 'need a sight of
care and watin' on' herself now for awhile
and must have it"
By this time the young girl revived
aga n under the vigorous treatment she
receiced,und the instruments were brought
"Now, madam, will you tell where to
take this young lady, for she must be put
to bed at once."
"Well she sleeps In a little closet off my
"That will never do. Show we the
largest, best room you have in the house."
Taking Meta gently in hie; arms, the doc
tor'lowed Mrs. Smith up stairs to u
large, pleasant chamber. She groaned in
spirit us she turned dowiltne white coun
terpane, and assisted tlinuctor in getting
Meta undressed and into bed; but he
was not to be trilled with at such a tim,.
"Now, madam, I will exeme you, but
let Mrs. Brown bring me plenty 01 warm
water and soft, old linen, and remain to
a:Ro,t. me. And I want a servant close
at htad get whatev, r else I may require
%rude drew:lg the arm."
It was u terrible hour to 3feta while he
probed each wound and removed the shot
that were deeply imbedded m the tender
flesh. Fortunately Do bone was broker.
and at last it wits neatly bandaged with
mitt linen and wet with a healing lotion,
and she fell ash, p. Mrs. Brown proved
an efficient helper; and as they passed
quietly out of the room the doctor said:
"My patient must have the best of care
and attention. Could you stay and nurse
her for awhile
"Yes, I might."
"Very well: I will pay you well if you
will do it. for everything will depend futon
keeping her quiet now:"
He met Mrs. Smith in in the hall.
"Madam, this woman has consented to
stay and take care of your niece, and I
will see that she is well paid fur it. But
mind what I say: you must not see her,
nor most any one else see her but Mrs
Brown and myself for a week at Imit,for
she will have a serious time of it at the
hest. I regret it exceedingly, more t!ian
I can tell you. iliat I have been the cause
of all this suffering, and will do my best
to have her about again as soon as p ,ssi
tile." So saying, the doctor wished them
good-day,aud soon disappeared from their
"Well, now, if that isn't cool! And
what am I to do ull this I !me ?" groaned
Mrs. Smith, rocking-herself vigorously in
her great arm-chair. "Aat d my best spare
room, tool Say, did he muss everything
up dressing that arm ?"
"Oh no! he was very careful about
" Vell that's a comfort any way. To
'kink I should have sneh trouble with
that girl just when I needed her zuLst !
I think it is a very mysterious dispensa
tion of ProvidPnee."
The next morning the doctor found
Meta in a high fever, moaning with pain
and delirious. The arm was badly swol
len and inflamed, and altogether her case
had assumed a very alarming aspect. He
did not go bunting, or fishing that day,
but stayed by her bedside administering
medicine with his own hand, and doirg
eVtrYthing in his power for her relief.—
He was greatly distressed over the acci
dent, and inwardly vowed he would nev
er Ere off another gun as lung as he liv
But what a revelation of toil, hardship,
and cruel wrong the unconscious Meta
made in her delirium! She fancied the
cloctor,its he bathed her hot head and
hands and sootled her se he would a child
was her mother, and she drew bis head
close to her lips and whispered:
0 mother! .vo glad you hare come
for me! Pm tired to death. Auntie has
no mercy or feeling for me! She has
kept me et work over her night and day,
and rye gone hungry many and many a
time, because I couldn't bear to eat the
food so grudgingly given. 0, lam so
glad you have come !"
Now Meta was not a beautiful girl,
though she had a sweet, pure, womanly
face, and great, wistful eyea.aud an abun
dance °Murk. silky hair. But kr small
hands were brOwn and hardened with
toil ; she was poor, 'dependent alone in
the world except for this selfish. unnatur
al aunt, and the cousins who scarcely
deigned-to notice her.
Doctor Chester wasa rich,old bichelor,
not so very old either; only thir.y-six.--
Why be had never married no one could'
tell, but true it is he had remained heart
Devoted to the Interests of our Town and County.
whole these pars in spite of the many
beautiful women who had smiled grace
upon him. But somehow this poor
suffering orphan woo his Mart complete
ly during that week of unconsciousness.,
He was charmed with her sweet prattle
about her childhood ; nod her innocence
and helplessness, together with the sill
fering he had so unwittingly caused ap- I
pealed, strongly to hie sympathy, and lie
fully resolved tow in her love and make I
her hie wife if possible. Never had a
patient a more assiduous doctor than did
Poor Meta. Mrs. Smith fumed and fret- I
ted over all the fuse that they made about
"that girl," until the doctor frightened
her into silence by telling her that he
knew how she had treated the poor child, ,
and that if she didu't keep quiet mid have '
everything done that was needful for her
comfort he would have her arrested and
tried for inhuman cruelty.
Under his watchful care the danger was
pronounced convalescent the doctor
took her out to ride as soon as she was
able, in the easiest of all carriages. Rare
delicacies were sent every day from the
hotel to tempt her returning appetite.—
The sweetest and most fragrant flowers
that could be found adorned her room.—
Meta remonstrated with him for all this
lavish kindness, but he would silence bet
Sy saying he was the cause of all her suf
fering and she must allow hint to atone
fur it in every way he could. How eager
ly he watched the faint color that crept
into her cheeks at his approach! How
tenderly and delicately Le ministered ,o
her comfort ankpleasure dap after day,
until ut last he Ventured to tell her of
love and his great desire to have her for
his own. He bad become very dear to
her during all thane weeks of suffering,
and she acknowledged it and promised
to be his wife. He hastened to inform
Mrs. Smith of their betrothal, and asked
her forelvarance for another week when,
he assured he:, he would relieve her from
all further cure and responsibility of her
niece. Imagine if you can her astonish
ment! She was completely "dumfound
ed!" and had not a word to say; though
doubtless in her heart she thought it an•
other most mysterious dispensation?' .
The neat day a notable dressmaker
from the city arrived with various won
derful and costly fabrics, Which she had
orders to make up for Miss Langdon ut
the latest style. Such a time as there
was then of cutting and basting, of try- -
ing on and trimming ! Two other ream
stregsts kept their sewing-machines run
ning at the highest rate of speed, until
at this close of the week there was enough
of a wedding f rousJteau to fill a l nge
Saratoga trunk. The doctor made dtuly
prilgrunages between the chamber atid
the city, until at last be could not devise
another thing which his darling could
possibly need fordless or ornament dur
nig the trip to Europa which he had plan
ned. Never was there a happier bride
and groom thou those who were made
one in Mrs. Smith's parlor that bright
September morning. They went imme
diately to. his home on the Ilndsou,where
his mother received the new daughter
with ()Pell arms, and soon after went to
Europe, where they spent a year. Meta
made good nee of the time by putting
herself under the care of the best private
teachers, and when on their return the
happy doctor presented his wife to his
friends, there wits not among them one
more highly accomplished or more ele
gant and refined. The doctor , ens very
proud of her, and 'never tir e d of t e lliv
his intimate friends how he found his
wife, or the result of his last shot.
MR. BROWN'S EXPERIMENT
Mr. Herbert Brown sat in his luxurious
„bachelor establishment in Blank street,
and pondered deeply. The subject of his
cogitations was a wife, or rather, how to
get one. There were enough young la
dies who would be glad to bless their lucky
stars for the privikdge of becoming mis
tress of his home, as he well knew ; but
he also felt tolerably welt assured the
house was all they cared ft,r. For the
fortune they would wed its owner.
"Deuce take the money!" he exclaimed:
"I wish I'd never had a farthing, and
then—but botheration,then I should have
been too poor to marry any way. Why
couldn't I have had just wealth enough
foralt my wants and nothing more ?
foil them, though, the mean adventures
A furious pull at the bell rope brought
the housekeeper to the room in a hur
' Pack up your traps, 3fre. Riiikle," he
exclaimA, abrup•ly, “for I urn a going to
close the house:
It was evident he had conic to some
"Shut up the house, Mr. Brown" e:non
latEd the housekeeper, almost believiag
she lied lost her reason. "Why, such a
thing has nut occurred since your la
inented uncle souk possession five sad
forty years azo."
"Thut makes no difference. ma'am ; rm
master here now, and I shall close it for
the present 3leanwhile, your pay will
still go on and that, of such dume-tics as
you consider indispensable. Have you
nu relatives you wish to visit?" be inquir
That settled it. The proffer of con
tinued pay removed Mrs. Riukle's sal u
plea quite effectually. She then remem
bered she bad some friends she bad not
seen fur years.
• Three days later Mr. Herbert Brown
was safely domiciled in a quiet lodging.
house, and shortly afterward he began to
sell hisdiamond rings, Seals, and other
paraphernalia of fashionable life, as well
as dress himself in plainer clothes. A
rumor that his property had been lost
through an unlucy speculation was soon
Ile lest friends rapidly. By twos and
threes they ceased to know him as they
met him in the street. lie only laughed
and snapped his fingers at them behind
Rad this adversity been real, be would
not have felt like laughing.
Then came the,time svh n this circle of
ncrinaintancesgot narrows 1 down to three.
But three of his founts friends clung to
him, trne . to adversity.
It was. no wonder he grew misanthro
Out in the street one day he met a car
riage containing some of hiS former ac
quaintances, who had been absent from
the city since he had closed his house.
He thought they would nut notice him
but each inmate of the carriage bowed
politely as of old.
"They have not heard the news!" be
He was mistaken. That night the
owner of the - carriage came to see him.
"Rather close quarters my friend," he
said as he took a survey of Herbert's
not very pretentious surroundings.
."Pretty close, that's a fact," said Mr.
Brown, icily. "But since I lost my prop
-of which I suppose you have riot heard
—I have become quite economical!"
"But I Wye heard I" cried the auditor,
abruptly; "and this is why I came.
I knew you needed friends now if ever,
and the fact is—well—my daughter, sir—
I mean I came to offer you the positioe of
head clerk in my counting house. "Will
you accept it ?''
"Ahen I Spell, I'll think of it. But it's
a Icing way from my lodgings."
"Ilene , : take your lodgings! You can
board in my family as a—well as a sort of
guest, you know."
Herbert looked him oyez - closely. John
Brianard wasa wealthy man—very wealthy
he was called—and in his face there was
nothing to warrant the suspicion that he
had learned Herbert's secret, and wished
to curry favor aiding rim while under
en apparent cloud ; so that idea was speed
ily dismissed. Of course, ho quickly
thanked him, and accepted.
Once cosily snuggled in Brainard man
sion, it was not long before be wondered
why he bad not noticed Susie Brainard
She did not seem to feel above him,not
withbtandmg the wide difference in their
positions, and treated him us cordially—
more co (bully, he thought—then before
the change iu his fiirtaues.
fie would not have been Inman had
he not learned to lure her.
The climax came when she gave a grand
party. Then berme the elite of the city
she did not hesitate to receive attentions
!Toni him, on which but one construction
could be placed. lie thought her quite a
here'ne, and asked for uo further proof
that she could love him.
The next afternoon they met in her
father's library, where he had waited to
"Susie," he said, as soon as the usual
conrtesies had been exchanged, "I came
to you this morning to learn my fate. I
know the difference in our position; and
wuuld not urge you—only let your heart
decide. My heart I lay before you."
Ste blushed prettily, and seemed con-
fused for a moment; then she gave hint
"I have loved you, oh, so long!" she
said; "and I feared that you would nes ,
er love me. You were so jealous before
yon lost your wealth that wamen were
mere adreuturesses. I was heartily glud
when papa add you had lost it, and I—"
"You sent hiM to negotiate with me,"
cried Herbert, finishing the sentence in
tutively, and giving it final emphasis.
"I loved you so r she murmured depre
"I do not doubt it, dearest!"
And Herbert Brown believed himself
the happiest of men.
They were married. The wedding was
very unpretentious, as became the bride
groom's straitened circumstances; and
he was in constant eestacy as he thought
of her surprise when he should tell her
that his fortune still remained. He sent
fur Mrs. Rinkle to come and reopen the
house, and to put it in condition to re•
ceive its mistress. Meantime, they tar
ried at her father's.
"Herbert," said his wife one day, "j
have a favor to ask of you. Will you
grant it ?"
'•I will, if in my power, Sue, darling,"
"Well, poor papa is rather short of
money : won't you Iced him ten or tifteen
"Me! Why you know—"
"Oh! I know yo'u have been pretend
ing," was the quick reply. "But then, it
wasn't so; you never lost your money."
Ilerbert Brown was dant with aston
ishment and chagrin.
"How did you find that out?" he gasp-
"I knew it all the time. When I heard
that you were penniless, papa went direct
ly to your hanker,and learned the contra
ry. I think we titaAaged pretty well."
"I think you did," cried her husband,
desperately; "but do you think I'll en•
duce it ?"
"flow can you help yourself? We are
marrivtl now. You can't apply for a di
"No, I can't; but—"
"Then what will you do?"
"Answer one Question: Do you really
love me ?"
"Yea I do."
"Well ; if you love me, we\ will drop
"I think you'd better," she said, quiet
ly—"and lend papa the money."
And, like a sensible man, he lent IL
A school girl was overheard trying "to
convince a beim} fellow that she liked'
him bette;:than she did some other ne-.
chin, of whom he seethed jealous. "Of
course, I like you better than I do Bili,"
she said, "fir don't I miss words 'in my
spelling lesson on purpose, so as to be
down at the foot of the class where you
Says the Detroit Free Press: "In the
police court the other day, when a man
was about to be tried for assault and bat
tery, he brought forward his boy, ten
years old as a witness. The Justice ask
ed the lad if be knew the nature of an
oath, and the boy ssid his father had ex
plained it. "What did he say ?"•tu3ked
the Justice. "He said," replied the boY,
that if I din't swear that the other fehow
struck first, he'd tan the, whole bide off
my back." He wasn't nsechu the stand.
A Lancaster,Pa, undertaker advertises:
"Get your bolitiaj cotliaa of J. Water
FIFTY CTS EXTRA IF NOT IN ADVANCE
THE SCHOOL HOUSE ON THE HILL
Oh ! I lore to turn and wander,
Backward to the days of yore,
With its years of guileless childhood,
Days of peace I'll know no more. .
But one spot where fancy lingers
Waking all my pulses thrill
With Its cherished recollections
Is the school-house ou the hill.
Olt we trod the pathway gladly,
Lending to the sunny spot,
Fulling ruses by the way side.
With the bluefor.got-nic-not,
For Lee she. alto gently taught,rne
All oordtitles tit fulfill. "
Like Ml:Angel she seemed to me
In the school-house on the hill.
Then at poon, we Luis and lasses
Knowing naught of earthly core,
Went to find our swings of grape vines,
Spending Joyous moments there
Walking through the grand, old forest
By the clearly, flowing rill,
Till the slenclows Lied us homeward
To the school-house on the bill.
And at sunset bow we lingered
Ere we said the word "gavel night,”
Though we knew the morrow's coming,
Would us sorely all unite
Oh! the old were oaken benches
How they arc before me still,
With their row of happy children
In the school-heuse on the hill.
Now there comes n yout'..ful vision
01 a maid with locks of gold,
Thougletwas but a dream of boyhood,
Yet Its depth can ne'er Lw told.
Fur life's sweet.tst hopes were blighted
By the death of fair Lucille,
My end heart with her is buried,
Near the school-house on the bill.
THE ISLAND OF OHBA.
All eyes have been turned toward Cuba—a.
sunny She, the Jargest pf the West India group,
some 610 miles lone, end its gr, %attest width 107
miles. Lying just within the tropics, its climate
is perpetual summer, tempered by cooling- sea
breezm‘. There is one record of snow having
'fallen in a central town of Cuba in 16 , 56, and
hail is not untrequent ; but while the beat Is
rarely oppressive, the thermometer seldom falls
below 60 degress, except occasionally in the In
terior. llnvanna is a special resort for invalids.
This important commercial city has outgrrown
its onginal wails; but for its defence, and-that
of its harbor, there are halt a dozen forts and a
citadel. The lung and narrow channel which
leads to the city is defended on the cast side by
the great castle El Morro, and on the west by
the powerful fortress La Punta La Cabana is
said to be the largest and strontest of the de-
ferule° works of Havana, requiring in time of
war a garrison of 2,000 men. In 1762 Havana,
after a siege of 44 days, fell Into .the hands of
Erglish ; but the next year it was restored to
Spain in accordance with certain arrangements
made by treaty. Havana is regularly laid nut,
and though Its streets are narrow,many of them
are well paved with granite. It is well lighted
with gas, and supplied with water by an aque
duct. The city has its public promenades, its
fountains, its univenities, librar..es, and muse
tns, and there are numerous daily, weekly, and
monthly publications. Llavana, to a greater de
gree than any other Spanish city, has adopted
the mechanical appliances of industry' and Alm'
Various Improvements which have been brought
to it through its commercial relations with oth
Al EXPERT LOCKSMITH.
The most skillful safe-opener in theworld was
recently caught in the act of committing a bur
glary in 'San Francisco. and is note In jail. His
name is William F. Ensign, and he was tor.
merly employed by Lillie, both in San Francis
co and the eastern States, and long enjoyed the
reputation of being ~tha.lata locksmith in the
country. If the combination by whicit n safe
was lock&Eictiti kairitteli,' Ensign Was' sent for,
and was always equal to the emerge, ncy. Safe
doors flew open at his bidding. At one time,
says the ChmnieU, al English sate manufactur
ing company placed $l,OOO in gold in one of
their safes, and advertisen to the world that any
locksmith who would pick the lock conld •
the money on the inside. Ensign crossed the
ocean and won the British gold He was a dan
gerous man tribe at, large. His knowledge of .
locks and drills, of the coustruction of safes',
their weak and strong pointsrender the very
names of "safe" a mockery, to him at least.
Some two ysara ago he was in the imploy of a
safe dealer In San Francisco, named Kittredge,
but that gentleman became suspicious that all
was not right, anti discharged him, and since
which time he Das ham without visible means
of support, though always appearing well dres
sed and wilt plenty at money. 'Of Wile has
frequented the store al Hann st - Stevens, ode
corner of which is partitioned ad-and occupied
by a money broker named P. G. Eeltrel. ,One
day he saw Peltrel place $8,0 . 00 in his sale, and
at night, with drills, monkey wrenches, chisels,
and other articles used by trucksmen, he , made
his way Into the premises and was arrested by
the officers„ Isla Saw him enter, just as ho wee
about beginningoperations. Ho is charged with
quite a number of safe.robberies, and thosewito.
have visited hint lu his cell say he applairs qt
hare abandoned hope of acquittal and presents
a deplorable appearance, the intensity of his
feelings frequently causing hint to faint. Hon
esty would kayo wade this man rich and respec
ted, but the temptations which accompanied his
ingenuity was too great fur his weak nature to
GETTING RID OF BAD HABITS.
.1 once heard a minister say, "Supposo tome
cold morning you should go-into a neigbboes
home and find him busy at work . on his %e1m....
dows—seratching sway, and should ask him
what he was up to,and he should reply- 'Why,l
ant trying to remove the frost ; but as fast as I
get it , tsff (snit square, it comes on another '—
gitlijd you noteay, 'Why, man,let your window
alone and kindle,your fire, and the frost will
soon off.' 'And have you not seen people
who try to brclik off their bad habits one' atter
another- wlthimt avail? Well, they are Hite the
man who tried to scratch'. the • frost ..frtim his
windows, . Abe tire of. iota to God and man
kindled at the altar of Prayer,. burn In their
hearts, and the bad habits will noon meltaway."
"Grace Greenwood" Writes of. the late John
Q. Heenan, that the *deceased esPresied to hie
physician "great regret and a 'manly shank fdr
mach of his past career; and an bumble desire
to live that he might lead a Letter life„," :
Merl we have learned to live, Urea r.urpose
is atiewered,ind wtdie.
Pot t e r Or t"?7!'' ) .° 1 / 17 9..P Ibyc;393ziLhan to
The Ivioritros'e Dethoctat
L PCIUSIIII9 DIAS WEDIUDAT U01171:1!0.
Contain. 41 the Local and Onnentt Noss. Pootry.titta ,
eoa Anecdote.. kllcallantiotio ftentlll...,Cottea2ond•
wee, suds ennoble( clue. of aitvortleemouto.
One may., 04 of aniath le once.) 6 wee62.ot lalro. Al I
mitt!, $1.23; 4 moo boa $1110: 6 mort , ao.•'sll 60;
feat. 116.50. A Ilb-r.ll clinooot on adrertl•emeuro of a
:realer Icruglb. Buolnat Locals. to eta. 4 iiII4 ftcaAr•t
ortioa. and 5 ay. a bun each Itlbregornt
burin.. nod duals, alto; obltuarloe, 10 Oa. a line.
We make a apeetalry of this brandh of the All
vork done to the haat =miner at the /On of t
Ilowmany of us bear the expression 4404=
times a week, anti hare it stick in thit throat at
least halt of them. 'lt is getting lobe hypocrite
cal appendage of business and social I nterchurse.
A sponge goes behind the counter 'and MO
off-a dime's .worth of !tobacco or ebeesc with an
excuse-that he wants a "sample," and, the gro-
eery man says "that's all rigid." ~•
A customer returns a pair of ehoes,aolled and
injured after hair a day's wear, grunting, "itcy
are too small." and the merchant - says' "that's
A church member puts down his name for
twenty-flee dollars Ad pay the preacher, mad
when called on only glees ten dollars, with Alia
remark that "tun® are too hard." and the par
sons says "that's all right."
A loafer mattel a regular genetics of coming
into a printing oillte and begging a copy of tho
paper. stating that "ho Just wants to read it,"
and though the edition LS almet,the editor groans
with ghastly politeness, and bays "tintelull
An extravagant debtor tell, apatiantoediter
every time he meets him that ha "Intends t o pay
that account to-morrow, certain," and the poor
dun turns off with "that's all right."
And so it goes. lt's all wrong, and we ssr
"all right," and by want of spirit and indePend•
ence encourage laziness, imposition, atiDgines
and every other sin.
Never burn kindliniiltere letters; it Is so
pleisant to read them 'nver when' the ink is
brown, the, paper yellow ..with age, -and the
hands that traced the friendly words be fultled
over the heart that prompted them, under
sod. Above all never burn love letters To read
'them in after years is like a reaurrection to ma's
youth. Thu ele.erly spinster finds in the • im
passioned offer she foolishly rtjtmtcd twenty
years ago a fonutain of .rejuvenrseeace. .Gianc•
ing over it 1511 e realizes that she was once a belie
and a beauty, and beholds tier former self In a
mirror much moracongennti to her taste 'Chau
the one which comforts her in her dressing
room. The "widow" indeed derives a sweet and
soletno consolation from the lettets•Ot the be
loved one who has lust journeyed before her io
the lar-off land, front 'which. there coma no .
message, and wherb elm hopes one day tr join
him, No photographs can so vividly rectii:io
the, memory of the mother the tenderness and
devotion of time children who have left at Ilia
cal/ of }leaven, as the epistolary .out•pouriega
of their love. The letter of a true son or daugb
ter to s true mother Is something betterthanan
Image of the teatbriaritis a reflex of the wri
ter's soul. Keep all loving letters.. .13nnionly
the harsh ones, and in burning them forgive sad
People tall; so much about young love, first
love. being so strong, etc. Just es it there was
any difference between first leVe and lies lot.
It is in my opinion that last love ti just is
sweet soul strong as first love. ' Love stab!)
love, and you esn't mike anything else of "Its.
A man of thirty, ; or even forty, loves Just ,Is
much as one of twenty; more for his feelings
arc stronger, and he. wouid.place his love on a
firmer basis. The heart has Its changes madam
sons as everything else loci, "none,"" howevt,
says a writer, "which resembles its first rri.,ll.
newt and purity." Perhaps that IS sh, but •wlierb
the freshness is lost in a second love there are
strength and truth gained. 4ess.romanee, best
a more solid ground work for a life's happinestb
There is more of the ideal aboqt first lefe'nO
doubt. but by the time you experience a second
love you become , rational. Every year !tve• live;
more wisdom will have mingled In onrdreact at
lose until it becomes less unselfish and more rea
sonable. First love is twodhilds
tiny Way. I know a dark-eyed girl who thinks
she Is passing threugh the unleal of first loie
now ; but in a few ytitrillie will look back at
this love and both; • ! !,'
I often hoar girls express great horror at the
idea of being a s crond wife. fir they, fear ilrel
should not be lured so well *lathe first. Tithili
wrong; secoild love Is often atron'ger If ink ,
thing, in Its newly awakened bliss, than the
first. The birds always sing sweeter, the treat
wave richer, 'Wispy, toSell are toont,heaut.ful,the
air fresher, when we are in love, nu matter it
it be a drat, second or third expriletide•Lty
Petal , Lady.
The berald of IlealtA recommends whits Ape
derciOtbing as not only more healthful, but On
account of its not radiating taxi heat of tbsbildt
nasalise Mbar colors do. Another ',Wont In 4
captive is the avoidance of possible y 0130046
resulting from drieterous dyed.. The Journal qf,
Chemistry gives no instance of the polsottotet
effects of aniline rotors upon the skin In the ex t .;
perience or a gentleman of Enytield. Ho had`*
few days previous purchased some new undeti
siting of cotton., coluted with various'' tints;
among. hich aniline redliredominated. •• 1n.%
shod time after pellicle on the garment a peen-.
liar eruption of an irritating nature appeared
on the body,corpre4 hy the,chdli,,, The effects
were not Merely local,' but to a considerable ex
tentamstitutiorriii pain and nneaslnesk.being
experienced in ttio hack. and inner entree:ll%lm
In proof that the cmption yiut...caused. by the
dye colors . It may be stated - mats portion of
manienf about the upper pirt of the 'elfeit .enta
lined with linen on the underside, and slue' el'
er this came in contact with the skin no erup;l
tiou or redness occurred. It Is probable, thee
Jourzakl e:»arks, that the number of persons*
not large who pi/MSS such idlosyncraeict of cap- i •
at t t on as to be easily notionedby dye ccilens;,
Out that there ere home does ' not inhult s of al'
Faith takes hold cm something that 'is sttk. i
stantlat and true, and makes the - heart triamtds,
In hopes of things nntieert.
Death is the very, friend_ whom. in .hhi - dea ,
season, Caen the happiest mertsis shseild 10,
willies to embrace. .
'We have taken the first step in forgettbig Ont .
own woes when we become interested In tinotb4l
Thrre are twilit in t?er isr9ty-flve hpridred-,l*l
teEtris front-the. Unito Stnte.t. regul*r Rrgtry
scattered throu&lmut the West= country.''
The' Jersey City Y. M. C. A. tom opened 4
restaurant hK tho..relief of the poor, 'what Si
Meal will bowovidedfurave cat4s.
TVE.4ft wfirrE UNDERCLOTHING.