The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, February 11, 1874, Image 1
• Wm. 0. enmer. E. B. HAWLEY & CO., E. B. Hawley, PIIDLISILEMJI OP TILE MONTROSE DEIOCRAT, AND GENERAL JOB PRINTERS, Nenlease, Susquehanna County, Pa. Onna—West Side or Public Molloy. Business Cards 18. A. IL MeCOLLUM, kriveerre at Lew OPlre over the Reek. Mastrove Pc Mastro., May 10. 1071. tf D. W. SEARLE, •rroRwEY AT LAW. •mc• lover lb. /t•r• et 11. /..saw, Is tk• Brick Bi•ck, Y•atrew, Pa. [awl U W. W. RIITTH, •ARIACC AND CHAIR lIANUPACTURENS.—Iroo. Math •treat. Montrose. Pa. Taal. I. 1869. H. a 80 - 17021, AUCTIONEER, awl brapaasaa ►.a:r, aal OL( Frlandsville. Pa AM) ELT, UNITED STATES A WCTIONSER, ♦ee. 1., Isif. Add iron, a roolitys , Ps EffMn= CIVIL E.NGINZEit AND Lao SMRTZTOII. P. 0. addreae. Fraokllo Forks, anequehauna Co., Pa JOHN GROVES, 111110:U11LE TALL:Mt, lloatrese, Pa. Skop eye! CLadlar'• Star.. ♦it orders tilled la draterateityla. C• 1 flag do.e oa abort notice. and warranted to It. A. 0. WARRILY, A TTOIMET A A LAW. Beauty, Back Pay. Pen.lon sad Bum, oa Claims attended to. Office dr •eor below Boyd's Store. Ideatroae.Pa. (Al. 1.'69 W. A. CROSSMON, Acoraoy at Law, Mica at tha Court if...., I. tba Cua•lni.an'. Mkt. i►. ♦. Cartearrou. 11.•troaa, soot. 1611.—tf. JOICHRZIE, 4 CO Dealers I. Dry Goods, Clothing, Ladles a■d lii.see A.. Shoes. Also, agenta for tha great American Tea an! Co(.. Company. [Montrose, July 17, '72..] DR. W. W. SMITE, Daaarra Roam. at his welling, next door Clot of the R•pablicart printing oface. Orlea boars from 9 A.. t• I P. lloatroaa, Iday 3, It37l—tf LA W OFFICE. FITCN t WATSON, Attorneys at Law, at the old ofEca at Us tley t !Itch, Montrose, Pt F. lITOZ. (Jan, 11 . '71.1 V. W. WATSON. ABEL TURRICLL, Diuler le Drags. Medicines, Cberniula. Palate, 01le, D. stalk. Teas, Spice*, Fancy Geode, Jewelry. Per. fawery, Le., Brick Duck, Mont.ae, Pa. Established I,all. (Feb. I. 1311. SCOVILL & DEWITT. ♦ttornga at Lan , •nd nolitinna in Danknlptey. Office 431C•art Street,•rer City National Bann. Dm:. ha entoo N T. Wm. 1L Scomt, MIME] DR. W. L. RICHARDSON, PK TSICIAN L !SURGEON', Leaders hi•professiona serricesta the citizens °Cilantro's° an d vicinity.— Dice at hisrs•idence, oa the corner east of Sayre • Ire.. Fo•ndrr. (Ariz. 1. Mi. CHARLES N. STODDARD, >ea:arta Bards •nd Wt.*, Hats and Caps. Leather •nd ~udmg•, Nato Street, let door below Boyd'• kers. W•rk made to order. and repairing done neatly. Moat - ass Jan. t IM. LEWIS KNOLL, SHAVING A\D HAIR DRESSING. 'hop le the MeV Pesti:like bendier.. where he will or foetid rawly to attend all abo any Want. ahythiop It la lit, Montrone Pa. Oct. IL leib9. DR S. W. DAYTON, 1 tiOItGEON, tenders his 'entre, to the cuirass or Great Bend and vicinity. Odic. nt hie residence. opposite Barnum Haase, CS% Bend Sept. lat,l6o.—tr DR D A. LATHROP, d.nWotan, Fist run Traar•t. Barns. •t the Foot of street. Call and co►salt in all Chronic O lowasest CHARLEY mom's; ?RE RATTI DAUBER. bar moved his shop to the building occnimed by J. it lie Win. wt." he ir pre pared to do ail kind* at work in hi• lin, each a. ma king •witcbe., pada. etc. ad work done cm short name and pricer low. Please nail and ler Era. H. LU:REITT. Dealer at Staple and Fancy Drr Goods. Crockery, Hard •. Iron. Stove.. Drugs. Oil, and Paints, [toots and Shoe.- Hats •nd Cap*, Fare. Buffalo ft•bea. Gro ceries. Srovisioos. to. N. -Ytilord, t a., Nor, 6, —.ll—tf. EXCILINGE HOTEL. If .1. II ARRINGTON winbes to Inform tbepahlic that baring rectal the Exchange Motel In Montrone.. he tr now pnroare4 to accomaodate the travel.: pobllc In Bryt.clann sty'. Montrone, And. VI, LITELEfdp BLAKESLEE •TTORDETS AT LAW, har e removed tu their Neu Office, opposite the Tarbell flame, It. B. Lrrrt..x. P E. 13...xxxous. I=l BILLINGS STI2O UD. FIRE AND LIFE INEI7 AA:WA ACENT. OrL•toeon attended to prompOy, on fair terms. Office lir•t door east of the book n• Wm. U. Cooper *Co. Publir avenue, liontroet, Pa. Aug. LIFO. any 17,18711 BILLING* NINGLID. B. 7'. d E. IL CASE, U kttNESS-It AKERS. Oak Barnes.. light and heavy, at luvrest cash wire.. Also, Blankets, Breast Blan kets. Whips and everything pertaining to. the line, cbesper than the cheapest. likpairing done prompt ). sod in otod style. klont.usc, Pa.. Chet. Z. IT./. J. D. VAIL U•seorsrnl2 PISTP ICI 41.21 atro S IMO Ens. Has permanently ;mated himself In Montrose, Ps.. where he will prompt ly amend to all 001. In his profession with which be may be favored. °Mee and residence west of the Conn Meuse, near Fitch & Watson'. office. Montrose. February 15,1871. THE PEOPLE - 8 MARKET. PIULU} Bann. Proprietor. Fresh and Salted Mew,. flam.. Pork. Bologna nap alm etc_ of !be bon qualiiy, conatantly on band, at pocca co .alt llontrope, Jan. 14. 14,21.-14 VALLEY HOUSE, 6taar Boni, Pa. Situated near the Erie Railway De pal • large and commodious boast, des undergone • thromagb repair. Newly reirrostied rooms and /deep ing apartment...splendid table...nod all thing w p. la- log • Fl st clay. hotel. 11E.NRY ACKERT, 101. h, Proprietor. F. CHURCHILL, Justice of the Pere: oftice over L. S. Lenhetto's Store Great Bend borocch. tinequehtions County, Penn's. B the net letnent of the docket, of the late least fteckhoer, deceased. Orate boor, front 9to 111O'ClOCk • ma , sad from I to 4 o'clock p. cu. Great Bend. Oct. Yd, Mt. BUR VS & NICHOLS, ellig.e.itS In Drugs. Medicines. Chemical,. Dy. •tlll,,Pslnts,olls, Varnish. Liqopre, Spices. Fancy art.des,Patest liedlthaca. Perfumery and Toilet Ar e,.. varProteeption. earofmlly colapocuzded.— Br.k. stud., Montrose, Pa. A.. el Bunn.. u. 21 PM loft PREXTMW i 0 . . It ELM) met Noty aud Cliou AT THIS OFFICE. Try T7a4 ';'' . 'is. .i:. ONTROSE iEVIOCRAT. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. VOLUME 31. What If your life had been a barren thing— Barren of all that made it good and wise, But rich in all that fetters the free soul, And calm before the world's close scrutinies? Think it one day upon that desert waste A grerft light fell, and, dazzled and struck blind, Too wrapped it like a mantle round your heart Nor asked of fate what followed close behind, Suppose sometimes it glowed clear, warm and bright, And li ft ed you above all common need; Sometimes It faded pale. and wan and weak, And of your toilsome track took little heed? Whereat you gathered, trembling and afraid The treasures of your life—all that was good The sacred trusts kept clean from alien hands By years of melancholy solitude. And cast them down—a costly gift—to stay But for a little time the lessening light, Dreading so much the purposelem, dark way, The solemn, dread eternity of night. Think if the bribe were powerless, and you lay, Voiceless dethroned—no retugt—none to save Would you not doubt the love of help and and Heaven ; And ask of Earth one boon—naught else -a grave ? MISCELLANEOUS READING THE TWO BRIDEGROOMS. -0- A wild scream of agony, a few smoth ered groans, uad the young man after two or three more stabs sunk to the ground ut death, as the murderers who stood over him supposed. "There, that has finished him I guess," said. the more ruffianly looking of the two. "Yes," said the other, "but had we not better make use of it?'' pointing to the ocean close by,-. "Perhaps so," and the nal) shouldered the dead man, carried him to the cliff of ricks which overhung the water's edge, gave one toss, and the dark, wild waves passed overlie body of George fitigston as he sank in the deep waters. "Well, there is one good job done," ex claimed the one who had stood still dur ing this part of the scene. "Yon as well say so, for it leaves you sole heir to the millions of money and other possessions of old Merrill," said the vilhan. "You shall not go upaid; here are five hundred dollars, and call on me to-mor row for two thousand more. The fair bride and guests will wait long to-mor row eve for my cousin the bridegroom, (re the sea will give him op. Ile should hare known wetter than to step between me and a torte ne, and aboie all, to win the only girl I love. I always bated him anyhow." Jpzess Dzwirr Thus saying. he and his companion mounted their nurses, and. mid the dark ness and gloom of the night, and the torrent of rain which was pouring down, rode away from the place witch had wit nessed the deed hf blood. As they rode along by the edge of the forest the cousin of the murdered man thought he heard a sat castle laugh hot ne along by the wind, and stopped to listen. 'What is it ?" asked his companion. "I thought I heard some one "Oh. it is only the wind among the trees," said the other, and then rode Ah ! James Leonard, that wild. fearful night was a lilting time fur your hellish deed, but you know not tout one besides God witnessed ‘t, and you would have shuddered had you dry a, ,t of the rei ribs Lion which was to follow. On the afternoon of the day followti,pi the above occurrence, if we could bare looked into one of the rooms of that an cient mansion just back of the town of T., we would have seen Alice Noble re clining on a sofa, dressed for the wedding. She was eery beautiful, just medium height, with a finely rounded form, high intellectual forehead, clear complexion. and teeth as white as pearls. As the beams of the setting sun streamed through the open casement and rested on her golden hair, they almost seemed V) form a halo of glory around it. A sweet smile was on her face as she murmured to her self : -To-night I will be the bride of my dear noble George. But aby d,,es he not come? It is four o'clock, and he was to be here at half•past three;" and she arose and looked out of the window. "Jennie," calling to one of her bridesmaids, "has not George come? I wonder what Call keep him so long, and this our wedding night." But be did not come. Two hours passed, and no bridegroom made his ap pearanc.e, until all in the house were anx• tone. Just after dark a earriage dashed up to the door, from which James Leonard alighted and with almost uncontrollable grief said that his cousin, was missing: that he went out d tv before on horseback not expecting to return th it night, hot about midnight the servants had heard a clattering of hoofs, and going out he had found the horse standing riderless by the stable door. Search had been made for the I missing master. brit all that was to t found was a bloody dagger near Ale sea shore. h speaking Lang Alice had given a shriek and fainted.— All was now confusion The gnt eta went home with vad and Alice awoke fit only to go into the from her fainti ,- 6 brat fiv er . kor days her life was des paired of She recovered at last, though b u t D S, that George was dead, would be the same bright Alice she was uefore. Ia the meantime nothing had been seen or heard_Of the missing bridegroom, nor could a single clue to the murderers be found by the best detectises. It was long, too, before James Leoliatd seemed to get over the blow. He sympathized deeply with Alice, and as had always borne a good reputation, she received him as a frequent visitor. Her fattier welcomed him now because he had received all of the immense fortune which had fallen to George from their Uncle. Alice, though had never thought of loving him, and was unutterably surprised and pained one day when be asked her to marry him. "Oh! Mr. Leonar&no do not ask that," mid ell', 'I shall nerves marry. My heart POETRY. A Q VESTION -0- MONTROSE, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 1874 is with Getr,,e, and I can never love an other." He told her that he did not ask her love now; if she would only marry him, he would !rust to the future for that. "I cannot, I cannot," said she, "do not make me crazy." But Le, , na.d, nothing daunted, went to her father and broached the subject.— The old man favored it for particular reasons, and at night asked his daughter why she 01 jeered to Leonard. `Father }on know that I can never love another now that George is gone." "But," pers.sted her father, "Le..nard is honorul le and respected, and withal worth his millions." ••Oh I father, why will yon talk to me thus? I tell you I cannot I will die first!" and she burst into tears. "Well, the then, fur I say you must marry James Leonard ; remember, girl I cay you most. It is the only thing that wi!l save your father from bankruptcy," and he left the room. The old man was angry now, and be sides that, he owed Leonard a large sum of numey, which he could not pay, and his creditor had offered to cancel the debt if Alice married him, The next day when his anger was was cooled, Alice's father told her of the ci,eumstaucesin which he was placedand said that only her marriage with Leonard would save him from ruin, and urged her until she consented ut last. In a few dap Lenoard came to receive her answer from her own lips, and she told him, that 119 het father wished it, she would marry him. but though he receivi-d her hand. her heart would always he with the one who was dead. and begged him with tears and sobs nut to 111:.j,11 nn a thing that would almost kill her. Ile was inexorable, though, and would not release nen As he was riding slowly home that night dreaming of the future, he was roused from his reverie by a baud placed on his arm, and looking up be saw a dark visaged man walking by his side, who ex claimed : "Ila! thinking of your wedding, were yrui ? You had better be thinking about esenping the gallows, for I say. James Leonard, your time has nearly come.— Justice is on your track, and the sooner you leuve the country the better." "Get out of my way! You most be crazy! Wko are you, any way ?" said Leonetti, angrily. "John Mario! Surprised are you You thought I was dead ? No, no. if that dose was deadly, there was another that counteracted it. James Leunardoce wer• friends one.•, but von, thmking I knew about too nay ofyour deed s.t honzh to put me out of the way, and gave Me poison. I did not die,as )ou see, for reas• ons of my own am here to warn you to flee for %our life if you would i‘ave it.— The officers of josiice will soon be after you to ;must you for the last murder you committed. Ha! you] Shudder, do you It was out enough that cunr hands were yutir COUSIICS ldnod, but Viii must almist force his attinanced bud: to murre you. "I do not know who you are or what von are talloug alymt ; so let me pass of," 3,, id Leonard. - It you rant money. here t is." -Money ~- eicluimrd the man, -I was had enough once, but I would not torch the money of s murderer to-night it were ;tart ing." ''IS-'ware w oat cay. if you value you lifer . ,e armed Lenlinrd.,... fairly raving with anger, as he put i•purs to h i , n.o,e and left the unto just in lime to hear old, the words"your wedding night" and :allotted dose, the road, mit tteting to himself, "lie had not better cross my path again, for I swear if he defeats mi purpose this tine, I will murder him as I would u dug." it was just one year from the time diet Alic e Noble aas to have been married to George fingslomand again she was robed in her wedding garments; for to-night she was to be thy brideoldurms Le.inurd . All was fesiive and mirthful in the housi except the bride, who, with pale cheeks and tearful eves,would nut have been rec ognized as the happy, smiling Alice of a year ago. She was thinking t f George now. but oh! whist difterent thoughts from those she-had when we first Saw her. The change that the year had brought almost made her cry out in agony. Must it be that stir must marry one whom she had almost learned to hate in the past few weeks. and with him drag out a liv ing death tor years ? Her thoughts were stopped, though. by the bridegroom coming in to lead her down where the guests were assembled to witness the marriage. Again she made one last despairing appeal to hint to:re• lease her, but in vain, and they descend to the room, where all were waiting. If she was tearful, site looked radiant ly Leonard stood with pride by her as the minister proceeded to per from the ceremony. lie had said only a few words, though, w i le .. a man rushed into the room, es entimin,g "Iliad! I forbid the bans!" Ile was a stranger to all but the bride groom, who.as he recognized John Bark turned pale for at moment, but think! g to mislead' the company, said with ap parent calmness: "It is only a crazy man who has escap ed from the asylum. I knew him once. so do not mind him, but go on with the ceremony." "I say you must not!" exclaimed the man excitedly. "Will you unite that pure young being with a murderer of the blackest dye ? yes, mot-rime whose hands are died iu the blood of his kindred." "What do you mean ?" exclaimed a I. "I will show you. George Hugston, come and claim your bride, ' and us he spile, a man pale and etarciated stepped into the roum.and wasat once recognized as the one whom all thought had been murdered. Again as a year &fore all was confu sion. Alice wish a cry of joy threw her eels into the arms of hint whom she had loved so faithfully, while all gathered around in wonder. "He has escaped r exclaimed the man who Ent came in, as the galloping of a horse was heard in the road, and all look Devoted to the Interests of onr Town and County ed around to see that Leotard was not there. '•Let him go," said George, this night has been punishment enough for him be- sides what his euns.nenee will trouble him," Then came questions to know how that Georg-, whom all had supposed dead. was yet alive and there. He said that on the night when his horse came home alone.he ails nick ID the edge of the woods on the seashore by two men, one of whom drag ged him from his horse before he could defend himself, and the two stabbing him several times,wleprived him of conscious ness, but not before he had recognized one of them as his cousin,James Le(mard. They threw hint in the water then, but that revived him,and he still had strength 1 1 enough left to strike out for the shore,but wonld have drowned had it not been for the man-John Harlo, who had seen the attempted murder, and came to him in his boat. Harlo lived miles away and took hint to his house where he .had but just recovered from Ills wound and his sickness. He had not informed them of his whereabouts for several reasons,one of which was, he could not bear to think that one of his own blond should be are rested for murder, and so bad warned Leonard through Harlo to escape; but he meld wait no longer and' so had come just in time to preveti the marring All were horrid at the wickedness of Leonard, but knowing well that he would leave the country, agreed not tol follow him. ;Now that. friends were there and preparations were made, it Wa3 th 3 ugh lust, tf Abe- and George were willing, to have wedding yet. They were, and so Alice stood up a second time. but now with the 0..) of her choice. When the ceremony was concluded, George clasped her lc his arms, exclaiming, "Mine, now, de.ith did almost claim me a year ago," and both looked happy. That night as Alice ascended the stairs she again looked, but fir herdiale cheeks, like the bright, happy bride of a year be fore. James Leonard was never heard of after that. nor could any trace of his 11000111 - Mire be found ; and in after Years Alice used to tell her grandehildr•n how heady their grandfather net his death on the night before he 1111 d she were to be mar ried, and of the two bridegrooms to oi.e night. A PARISIAN NOVELETTE She was only a poor-sewing-girl—noth ing more. Her d.tys were spent in a flu. tore, where, sub hundreds of ut hers, she winked early and late to turn the jour tat,ee that Inrmed her d4dy bread, and her nights were spent up in a garret,whete she now lived. She was u.•t even a Chris !ant— few in Pars ar , , I believe—and then churches are not for poor Fa_opteo on knew—and when her sinitlcys came Chet were such days of rest alter her hard,hard week that she was glad to be natty fruit the ciutvd and rattle and noise, andsu L her..li abate. Ohe day there came to Li'e fac:ory sort gedtlrtn. It. all fri,ilds or the propuetot wallitt through and looked at the machines. Low the girin worked then', how nimbi,: their lingers wen-, and boa the cloth 6 were cat—all Matter or fact ettotigh It, the girls, but cations to theist. II all laughed and joked and said ovot.,tlltt.g to the girl, and one stopped berme her chair art i said. "Whitt beauti ful liair! - touching just so gently some one of the long g,11,1-11 strands. She blushed 'cry out, and they a alked on. '•ller name?" - Mane," said the proprietor. 'fee, pretty hair, hut nothing elsr, she is only a poor se‘‘in,g-girl, sot even, one of the heads of the department; only a very poor lorl. Monsieur." As the strangers walked out there caught in his P. , at a long thread of hair, who h he laughed at, smiled, then Modem ed slowly. placed it in the rich locket he wore on his chain, and then passed out. lie did not return again, but one day passing the Boulevards she heard her name called, "Marie !" A gendarme in uniform stepped up and handed her a card: 'Monsieur Henri de latrines, Plaquemine." :Noe %las surprised. Gentlemen do not bother themselves about poor sewing girls often; and then a Marquis. Who was he? What Gould he mean ? "Ile is here, Mam'selle, and Avisheit.to speak to you. Will you go?" She followed, she did not know why. and when the soldier stopped at a rich saloon, and the door opened, she stepped. and saw the gentleman who spoke at the factory 8. prno weeks ago. Then she buret into tears—" Monsieur, don't fur God's sake, Monsieur. I am only a poor girl, and what can a marquis want with nit ? For God's Sake, don't plenre;" nod she buried her face in her bands. *1 he long fair hair fell in its two braids d.osti over her shoulders, and as &be monk almost on the floor it. coyered her almort like a cloud. Monsieur arose; he was an old man, pa•t fifty, his hair was gray and his face was jiard. clear cut., and cold, and his eves were like steel, just so clear and Aar') and cold ; he walked' to the window 01 the rich Bahian, and then, returning half way,leaued with one hand on a chair and the other tenderly, even so tenderly fora hard old man, rested just for One moment on her fair hair, and it trembled. By malty strange ways and :each blood had Monsieur come to be standing in that place, and then for one moment there seemed to float before him a vision of fair Lorraine, a youth long ago, a face sitting in a cottage. and two long braids of hair a promise that when he returned, with wealth and fame, she woulti be his. Years of rod and pain, of success and triumph, and a return to find her married to a churl, and common country peasants and trey both gone to Paris.. Since then Monsieur was known 'to be a hard man—a very herd man ; and when will) his legions in Africa it was said he was a fierce one ; but lie was high in court and all praised and hpnored him. "He stood for a moment thue.and then wondered to hiniself half aloud: "Marie, is that your name ?" "Yes, Monsieur." "Your mother's name?" "Yes, Monsieur." "Was she from Basile in Lorraine?" "Yes, Monsieur." The hands were removed from the face now and the fair soft eyes were raised wondorously, but the face of Monsieur was hard again, only just in the corners of his mouth,where the curves were,there was a trembling, a vague dream of some• thing to be said, which died with the un spoken. He took her hand, though tenderlv,and as he held to the dour he stooped as she turned and kissed her. Befurenhe look ed he was gone. After that she worked hard as ever in the factory, and though she said nothing she thought often of the great Monsieur, and what it could all mean. The time came, though, when she was taken It Caine upon Ler in the street when she would have fainted and fell but that some 000 caught her. She was in sensible for a long, long time, but in her sickness she could hear no noise front the court, and when ono day she awoke she was lying in a rich room hung with pic tures of marvelous beauty. Over the pil low was her fair hair, and her hand was thin and pale, and she was very weak. Over by the window war the figure of a man—an old man. she thought—half hid in the heavy curtains. As he arose, how ever, she was so weak that she clo , ed her eyes, and then half sleeping and dream ing, she could !eel him standing by the Who it was she did not know, and was too tired :mil weak to care hardlyi at all; but one even ing,as the sunset stream ed into the room, she found ..n the pillow b•sale her a picture of a lady Viet eh.' thought she had once Sal. It was a fair lady —a very fair lady—and the lone.hair hung in two braids down over the breast. \h., was alone and looked at it curiously and saw underneath inscribed. "Marie de Lisle." "Marie de Lisle," that was her mother's name, and the poor weak hand wandered up to the pale face, wondered what could IL mean.' Well, the days passe-d, and she recover ed. It was in mid July, and she must go. Those around the chateau said, not hint she could not stay. Somehow her heart mild not let her; and so one night when all were sleeping, she arose and wandered awry back to Paris. the (hit not'go back to the factory. He might tied her there, and she dreaded him now, somehow. with an indefinite fear of she knew not what : and su. with other Igor girls, she worked iu the cafes, when• there was much talk now of the war. Tioire was revolutionary talk, too. 01 what "the reds" would do were the army away, anti once iii a while when she .late d oak, she made t Microns inquiries of - Monsieur the Mart i nis," she called him, and once when his name was rend aloud as,th, leader of a desperate charge, min only retr , ated a hen borne back by soldiers she sl,whivr,d. 'fills time also passed, and Paris, iu and - red yips" was in au up roar. Napoleon had surrendered. Paris had fallen. and alter the enemy had left, the (Iry ,vas crazy, wild, mad and furious with bid and Ike; but she morked on. %% Lit .vas it a;1 to her, only a poor sew ing•gol. rie, pt that bread was hard to 41 ..1, and at that very poor and dear? llut one day she heard there was to he an eseent•on ? What was that ? (July something she had never seen ; and so in the pi as of the srond she hastened to where La Commune sated its red flag, end where the (Mori, blackened walls s .owed w here La Commune's vengance nad fallen. Tie _re was three hostages—only three. One a young nian, a chasseur, in his rich un firm. Ile was handsome, all said.— His eves were bound ; he stood against t,h , ti wall. A crash, a roar, and he fell :Convert' on his face,while his gilt uniform ivas draggled in the dust. The second was a priest in his black sombre dress and heads; he looked tip once, and then died, as the other hefore; and the third, he was a general, they said and had defied the people. There was a pn-es forts and to see, and Marie was push ed forward to the foremost rank. She looked. lie was a man 01 over sixty,with white hair and features, clear-cut and hard, and very cold then ; be stepped up proudly and smiled. "The lied in command gave the orders, "one," "two"—there was a rush from the foremost rank, and sudden cry, aticl then a girl's form was seen to be lying in the arms of the hostage, "three, fire," shout ed the lied, but somehow, the muskets didn't roar, and somehow the Sabbottee in the crowd raised a faint cheer which deepened into a roar, and a suggestion Was heard to put the lied in his place. Paris, especially cotnmon Paris.is quick of feelling. and when the poor girl ex plaitied in her tears that "the general" was dear, very dear to her; that he had saved her life, mice when she was very ill. Ave, more, he was her mother's lov er long. ago ni Loraine; that she had died while married to another man, and —aid—that she loved him. Wrth' they? She was not fair; she was 1114 pretty even • but her pale golden hair covered him like a halo and cloud, and fled Paris, eistwhile so furious for his blood, raised him and her on their shoulders, and wild furious array marched down the street to where Lri Commune sat with closed portails. La Commune was, how ever, easily got at. and when the wild ar ray burst ill with its hostages borne aloft, it was only too happy to grant what was wanted, and when they returned, like is sea going out, the two were landed close together, and he, the great general, the, proud marqms.folden her in his arms and kissed her, while the tears stood in his eyes. They were very happy.' • • • • Do you eee that couple younder—that tall gentleman with gray hair, riding be the Marshal of France ? Well, that is Monsieur the Marquis, and the tali lade. with hair like a sunbeamis his wife. They are married: Yes, and though the red ashes of La Commune are crushes out dead fore ver, as they ride on the bonier , .ard many a cap is Woollen that way, for they are always very kind to Paris in "sabotea," she_ never foreettiug, though she Is now Madame the Marehioness,that she was once a pour sewing-girl. FIFTY CTS. EXTRA IF NUT IN ADVAA'E. cnamiro umr. Oh I for the kistwe to 1M and dream By some wood' land well, or 80/110 rippling stream, With a cowl green covert of trees overhead, And tern, or moss for my ♦erduoba bed! To rest and trifle with rushes and reeds, Threading wild berries like chaplets of beads, Letting the breeze fan my feverish brows, nearing, the birds sing their summery vows. Oh I for the leisnre to lie without thought, Upon the mind's anvil the ingot upwrought ; The hammers that bent in my temples at rest; Calm in llle's atmosphere, calm in the breast I To 101 l or to saunter, to laugh or to weep, Waken the echoes, or silence to ke^p, With no human being at hand to Intrude Or question the wheretore of manner or mood. Oh ; for acme leisure to rest and to stray In green haunts nt nature, if but for a day, Through leaven to look at the sky from the sod, Alone with my heart, my hopes and my God? Nurnmonicawd.) LETTER FROM TILE WEST. Kassa.% Enrrorts :—.Sometime has duped since I sent a letter to your good paper, there fore thought I couldvat spend the few leisure moments to a better advantage than penning a few lines to the DEMOCRAT, which cornea to me promptly, and h inileed a welcome messenger to me, while a sojourner in a strange land, and often among strangers. Owing to the financial Crisis, times are very dull here, thousands are out of employment, their families suffering tbr the needful necessa ries of life. On all the railroads centering at this place, the employees have formed a brotS erhood, and ceased to take out their trains, on the account of 10 per cent. being struck 'emit their wages. Therefore at this present time, no trains are running, only mail !rains, which are taken out by some of the head men. it Is hard to tell at present how this will turn OtlL, us one thing is certain if the road employ other hands, It will lead to trouble, as the strikers will raise a muss, it others attempt to take out any local trains So at present things assume a very dull appearance, together with much excitement and the result is now the topic of conversation, ig all circles, and by all classes. In perusing the DEstocitar, it awakens in my mind many pleasant remembrances of home and friends, for who has not felt the power of that charm which binds the heart to the twine of its early day s—to the spot blessed by a fath er's smile, and a mother's love? Amidst all the bustle tied occupation of advanced life—amidst all its disappointments and trials, the thoughts will wander back to those happy days when all was bright, a nd life and lure ; and fondly ling- er over them as the green :spot. in the desert wilderness. Surely the sue then attune more brightly; the trees stayed a richer foliage! and ! the waters murmured with a softer melody'' I Life was then one dream of beauty—a bright vision which received its coloring 61-1.. m that freshness of feeling which made life fraught with enchantment, ere the young heart had learned to harbor one suspicious thought,or One generous and ardent feeling had been chilled and a ithcred by the worldly wisdom and sel fish prudence of a cold, cold, heartless norld. In those hours when sleep asserts her duznin ion, and fancy seems to delight in blending in one fantastic grout., the past and the present,— who has not visited the home of infancy and felt his heart beat quick as he aguic trod the av enue of. that sweet. serptestered spot, and heard the kindly welcome, and saw that look of ten der love, which was wont to reward every in fant exertion In the acquirement of knowledge? There is the cheerful affectionate band of glad companions, who played and sung in harmless glee, who with smiles lit up the hall, and cheer ed with scgigs the hearth—Whose voices min gled In one hymn of praise, anti who bent the knee around one family alter. Sweet and cher ished recollections! Yes! in dreams we may re visit that hotue,and all—even the loved,t he lust. are Liters'. The heart may ferui new—it nt) form dearer and stronger of affec tion to he severed only by the hand of death , but there is one feeling which can never be felt a:ruin—that unsuspecting confideneef hat warm enthusiasm, which lent tts kir. lip glow to all it met. We may love-well—we may reJtdce in the possession of a more rational. More latent-meal happiness—but the drat charm u: lite has pass eti away, like a loaf on the str•must,tuat will ere• er return. In conclusion I would return tny smeer.• thanks to a very worthy and intelligent yo,n.; lady of Ilarford. for is wed written and limit., sive essay read before the Teachers' Institute of Ilarford township sometime ago. It is evidenc.- that Ler whole heart is alive to the advance ment of education. HARRT D. CASSEDT Jeffersonville, Ind., Dec. 29,'73. JUSTICE AND MERCY. No obligation of justice dots force a man to be cruel or to use the sharpest sentence. A just man does justice to every man in everything; and then, if lie be also wise, he knows there is a doubt of mercy anti compassion due to the in firmities of a man's nature; and that it is to he paid ; and he that is cruel and ungentle to a sin ning person, and does the worst to him ties in Lis debt, and is unjust. Pity and forbearance. and long suffering and lair interpretation, and excusing our brother, and taking in the beat sense, and passing the gentlest sentence, are as certainly our duty, and owing to every person that does offence and can repent, as calling to account csn be owing to the law, and are to be paid, and he that does not so ts an unjust per son. Life runs not smoothly at all seasons, even with the happlud ; but after a long course, the rocks subside, the view widen, and it flows on more equally at the end. We sleep, but the !nom of life never elope; and the pattern wbieh was weaving when the sun went down, Ls weaving when It cornea up tomorrow All men who do anything must smith.° a de• predation of their efforts. It is the dirt which their chariot wbetla throtir np. The wise carry their knowledge ne they do their watches—not for display, but for their IMICI2 If a man is dissipated, bis fortune will proba bly won be co too. Never open the door to a ,AtUe vice, kit great one ehould enter alito: HE MONTItOSE DEI.IOOUT Contains all the Land end Oda end "roes, Poetry,Stee des, heeedottre, idiscellaneette Hauling, Cornapeatte elite, led a tellable dais of aavezalseatate. One square. (X of an inch susee.)3 srtlikr. or len $l. 1 month, $1.23; a month*. $4.60; 6 months. $4 00( 1 year. $6.60. A liberal disconnt on sdvertisements of a greater length. Business Locale. 10 to.. s line lot first insertion, end 6 cts. a line each subsequent tmertion.-. Marriages and death., treerubituarles. 10 Me. • line. NUMBER 6. 0 072SELVSS AS OTHEES SEE U. 1 . cannot say that I fully agree with Barad, when he Says: "Oh wad some power the glide gie as To :see ourselves as [tilers see us." True, It might, "Frae many a blunder tree us, And loolish notion ;" P But would our happiness be Increased thereby I Does not halt the pleasure which we fincl to this life cons.st in the satisfaction we tak e in qualities belonging to ourselves or'our surround. imp, which have no existence save In our Ina. aginations t ' • • Everybody knows the extravagant, unreason log admiration which every mother possesses for her own Individual baby. In nine cases Oat of tett the little Imps are expressionless Infea lure, and uninteresting in action, even when they are nut,posltively cross and fretful, and ug ly and inane us it Is possible fcr infantile lin rnanity to be. What good would it do to tell the motheriso? In the first place they would not believe yoti ; anti in the second, II they did, you would be taking right out of the world some of Its purest and must unselfish happi ness. The ideal babies are each paragons' of beauty and hatellignece to each individual moth er, and so in charity let them remain. Mary Anne has made herself a new hat or a bonnet—l really du not know by the look of It which it is. It is in the height or the 'fashion, but that fact does not prevent Its beihg waren]. ly ugly ; and when it is perched on the top nt Mary Anne's enormous jute braids, she •"loo':s like a trainer." At nay rate, uo artist would be tempted to adk her to give Lim a sitting. But Mary Anne admires her new bonnet, and ad mires herself in it. I would not for all the world tell her she looks like a fright; for If she believed one, I should be destroying a great deal of innocent enjoyment, and perhaps make her suspicious of bonnets farrier niter. And bow does it injure any one if Mary Anne does make a guy of herself out of a mistaken Ideal of beau ty? She certainly is not singular in that matter even in the line of bonnets. Alter all, it is prob ably not the hideous thing Itself that she wastes her imagination upon, but an ideal bonnet which really may possess certain elements of beauty, and which she imagines her bonnet to resemble. Let her nut see herself as others see her. My neighbor over the way bas built himself • home. He planned and made it all himself,frOM the eccentric cornice to the overgrown bay win. dow. 1 know not what structure of beauty dwells in my nelghixa's mind. and goes by the name of this house or his. But Ido know that the real dwclliug has to the visible eye a pile of Inerhigruities and unpleasant irregularities.. If he Is satisfied, why should I complain? It Ido not like the looks or uts boo, i phoot screen of evergreen•, which will shut off its tig. linens from my drily sight.—Mrs. E. B. Duffey. in 741-Day. A woman tells what she can do, as follows : Six pairs of hose, nt 30 cents, will cost $ 1 80.— Twu pairs of boots, at $550, and a pair of rub ' bens, sl—sB. This, if preferred, might be chang ed into one pair of bouts, one of shoes, and. is pair 'ol slippers. The rubbers must be had for wet weather. Next should be bought 8 yards of flannel at 9 shillinga per yard, Costing, ;a— ntis will make two pairs of drawers and two under vests. The Shaker flannel will be the bat for these. Next, the under wear in cotton will require 40 yards of cotton, which may cost t 5 cents a yard, and for which a very good qual ity can be purchased. This will make three chemises, 7 1 4 yards; three pair drawers,o yards; two night gowns, 10 yards; two outside skirts, 10 yards, and two under-skirta, 6 yards. Next, for wet or cold weather, a gray flannel skirt, to be worn next to dress, requiring 3 yards of flan nel, at 50 cents, will take $1 30. A heavy ready made dress can be purchased for $5. We have seen one recently, made of water-ptOof, which seemed to be just the thing for constant wear in cold weather. Another dress for a change or to be worn on Sundays, might also be bought for $5, or made up of alpaca at home,but would then possibly cost more, though 12 yards of alpaca, nt 37 cents, would cost $450, leaving 50 cents for waist linings, facings and buttons.— Hardly etteugh, though it might be made to an swer. Thu best plan would seem to he to buy the dress ready inai:e, of stone reliable firm.— Next, A cloak or sac pie of cloth, at $3, These are ire mently offered in very good material, and cut in a style corfespontlilig with the cus ,ornary mode. Two hats—the winter one cost.- ing $3 and that for summer s2.' If one 11111 taste in thme [natters, and can buy the material and do her own millinery, she will ha able 10 make this amount produce very satisfitelory re sults. Next, n shawl, for which from $l5O to $2 may be paid, anti which will be pretty in tho spring. Two print dresses at $3, and a Victoria lawn or muslin, 12 yards, at. 20 cents—costing $240. We have now left trout our $5O the amount of $2 BO. A yard of linen, ut 50 cents, will make cutlass and culls, w Well might be dune at home.; OM 75 cenis more will purchase worsital and a crochet needle, with which a nu• bia can be crocheted. This IMAM but $155, which must he used for gloves. Small Is the aim that is required tovatronize a newspaper, 1113,1 most amply rennineratetl.l3 the patron. I care not how humble and unpre tending the Gazette which he takes, it is neat to Impossible lo fill a sheet fifty-two tin.es a year without puttana Into It something that is worth the subscription price. Every parent whose son is OfrElWay from hlm at school, should be supplied with a newspaper, I well remember what a differenr* there was between those of my schoolmates who had, and those who had not access to newsmen. Ober things being equal, the first were always decid ly superior to the last. In debate and composi tion. The reason In pinto they had command of more facts. Youths will puttee a newspaper With delight'when they will read nothing else. --Jute Loustrret What a wonderful thing love is to a w omen ! how It helps her to know that wane one Is al• ways fond of iter,and relaters when she rejoices,- and sorrows when she grieves; to he sure that her faults are lowal,and that her fire Is fairer to one, at least. than tams that are more beautiful ,—that one great heart holds her 'tarred to its In: Demon recesses above Al other women !Idle can do anythlear. suffer anything. thus upheld.' She grows prettier under the sweet Infinente,brlght.'. -Cr, kinder. atmnger,arat life seems but a rurttUktg orlmaton. and All her drums are gold. Is P^•^lzD EMIT WEDirrnmi Mamma. Advertising Rates* FIFTY DOLLARS A YEAR, WB4.APELS.