Newspaper Page Text
E. B. Hawley, • • Wm, 0 Omer
E. B. HAWLEY ar.
IS MONTROSE DEEM,
AND GENERAL JOB PRINTERS,
Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa.
Orrtci—Weit Stdo of Public kuenue.
J. 8.. A. R. NcCOLLUJI,
/I,4maxim AT Law Office oter Cho Bank, Maatrole
Pe. Montrose, Hey 10, ISTI. tl
D. W SEARLE,
A - TOR:Via AT LAW, office over the Store of U.
Jed.l.lo or, to the Brick Block, Montrollo.Pk. lota 60
W. W. SMITH,
C A WIRT AND CHAIR MANCFACTUITERB.—Voo
of Main stre.t. Montrose. I L /In. 1. ISM
N. C. SUTTON,
AUCTIONEER, and lartirraixer. Aosst,
aStf Prtendurnie, Pa.
Alfl EL 7;
EXITED STATES AUCTIONEER,
AU. 1. 1569. Address. Brooklin. Ps
J. G. WHEATON,
Ono. Fawn= awn Liao Brairuoit,
P. O. addrrak. Franklin Parka,
linequeinuina Co., Pa.
AIRIONABLETAELIiR, Montrose, Pa. Shop over
caandlar's Store, AP ordersdlledin drat-rareityk.
Cutting done on abort 110lICIL and warranted tolls. •
A. 0. IVAIIREN,
ATTORNEY Ai I.A.W.Bonnty, Back Pay, Pension
eta Hum , ' on Clem attended to. °See Sr. t
.00r below Boyd's Store, llontrose.Pa. [An. 1, '69
W. A. CROSS.IIO.Ar,
tuotecy at Law, °thee at the Court House, In the
Coannissloneee Oenee. W. A. CE061.1103.
Montrose. Scot. Rob. 1871.--of.
McHENZLE. cE CO.
Dealers le Dry Goats, Clothing, Ladies and/Hoses
lat Sens, thin, agents for the great American
Ten sad Car. Company. [Montrose, 3,11 7 IT, 114
LA W OFFICE.
WATSON, Attorneys at Lew, at the old °Mee
of Bentley dt Fitch, Montrose, Pa.
L r MCA. [Jim. LI. `7l.[ w. w. WASsod.
eater I. Drags 11,ilicloes, Ctirmicala, Paints, Oils,
ps stuffs, Teas, Spleca, Faxicy Gooda, Jewelry, Per.
raorrry. £c., Brick Block, Motilicae, Pa. Bstabliabcd
iara. IF& I, 1313.
SCOVILL & Dzwtr.r.
liisrneya at Law . and Solicitors in Baskraptcy. °Mrs
So. 49 Cati.l Street, uv.r lacy Notional Itsun, Bing
hamton, N. Y. Ws. H.Sconu.z.,
lama ISO, ISIS. Jaws' Dicurr.
DR W. L, RICHARDSON,
I' 'SIC' AN I RURGRON, Lenders bis lorofesslone
..crises to the cid... of Montrose and v
0 ace at hisrusider:e. on the corncrcaetofSayre l
Oros. Foandry f Anz. I. 1899.
CHARLES K STODDAIW
)esler Is Boots and taboss, [late and Caps, Leather:lnd
nudists, Main Street, let door below lioyd's State.
warm ramie to ardor, sod repairing done neatly.
Ile/arose /an. 1 1870.
SHAVING AND RAM DRESSING.
Bbop In the osse Postotllce ballduor, where he will
as found randy to attond all who may nut anythltsg
In high.. Montrose ra. Oct. W. 1512 J.
DRS W. DAYTON,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, tenders his services to
vs, ciosens of Great Bend and vicinity. Office at d.
re•sideuce. opposite Barnum Rouse, 41% Bend vinare.
DR. D A. LATHROP,
1 4 al nist ers En...mean Tnenn.t. Bat as. • '.'as Foot of
Chestnut street. Cali anti coosal an s_l Cbronic
Montrose. Jan. 11. '71.—n03—...f.
Dealer 6n Stapl• and Fancy Drs Goods, Crockery, Hard
wale. Iron. Yrovel. Drop. Oil*, and NITA*, Bonta
aai Sboes, Hats and Caps, Furs, Buffalo Hones. Oro
relit.. Provisions. Sc.
tcw•-Mrltord, I a„ Nov, 0,
M. J. HARRINGTON srishes to Inform the public that
having rented the Exchange Hotel In Montrose. ho
preparei to accommodate th e traveling pahllC
to first-clans style •
klontrose, Atte. al, 1373.
LITTLES cf. BLAKESLEE
TTORNEY9 &T L VA% have removed to their Sete
oppodte the Tarbell Llowte.
B. B. tuns,
Gro: P Lrrrix,
E. L. BLAJCZW-811.
Ileatrose.Oct. 25, Ir 3.
BILLINGS STA' 0 OD.
Ft kit AND LIPS I:2B7.IANCE ACECNT. AI
boot rte. ascended to promptly, on Intl . terms. Often
Ent door east of the bank a' Wm. 11. Cooper tt
Paton cArenue, Montrose, Pa. (Ang.1.1869.
aly 17.1872.] 811.L12102 STIIOI7II.
B. T. d' E. H. CASE,
aaVESS-M AKERS. Oak Harness, light and beery.
•L lowest cash prices. Also, Blankets. Breast Blan
kets, Wraps and everything pertaining to the line,
cheaper than the cheapest. Itctmiring Clone prompt
ly and to good style.
lient.ove, Pe., Oct. 49, Ina.
THE HAYTI BARBER, has moved Ms sbop to the
Sodding occupied by E. McKenzie it Co., where he is
prepared to do ail kinds of work in hls no e,such as ma
eine switches. putts. etc. All work done on abort
notice sod prices Tow. Please cell and see me.
THE PEOPLE'S Arezeker.
Psntu Bans, Proprietor.
Prese and Soiled Meats, llama, Pork. ilolopo• Sae
e. etc., of :he best gmalty, constantly ou hand, at
Formes to suit
Identr.ee, Pa„ Jan. 14„ lier3-1T
Gee,/ Eaten. Ps. Situated near the Erie Hallway De
pot. is a large and commodious house. has undergone
thorouti;ti repair. Newly tornianed rooms and sleep
in: sourtmeuts.spleudid tables.andallthlrm oomuris
lug a tint els.. bowl. HEN/CY Acike
[est. 10.0.1873.-d. Proprtstor.
luttce of the Peace: office on, L. 5. Lentmixo's store
Ores.t Bend borough, liatinettenna COnaly. Pam's.
Kee the cet.lernent of the dockers of the Ince Isaac
Eterkhole. deceased. Odlre boursfrom 9to it o'clock
a. to Ind from tto 4 o'clock p. m.
.4reat Bend. Oct. 2d, 1872.
DR W. W &VIM,
Dryers., Booms at his dwelling, next. door north of Dr.
lialsee's. on Old Foundry street, where he would be
happy to see all those to want of Dental Noel, Ile
feels confident that he can please all beat In quality of
work and In price- 012100 bourn from 9 A.M. to 4 2..74.
lioarroar. Feb. IL 1874—1 f
EDGAR A. TORBELL.
!Co. [YO Broadway. New York City.
Attend, to ail kinds - of Attorney finelneae, and con
duct. causes in all the Coons of boil the State audhbo
Feb it. Mt
B URNS cf, NICHOLS,
gs....RS la Drage, Medicines, Chemicals. Dye
.: :as , es] au, oils, Varnish. Liquors. Spices.Fanci
.cles . Calmat idecUclaes. Portamerysad Totlet/tr•
c,se . rerastripLlOtts carofnlly compounded.
Brick Oka, Montrose , Pa,
s, B. Ovals*.
call. M. in,
AT Tan OFFICE :Cpl
TWO DOLLARS PER )(EAR IN ADVANCE.
As some fond mother !Gyp to run,
And in her darlings cradlo peep,
And feast upon him in Ids _sleep,
And finds her doting never dune.
To watch his blossombood expand;
Detect from beauties every day;
'Nor lets an hour slip away
Without some favor from her hand—
So I, when Candlemas is o'er,
And leaden days of gloomy cheer.
Delight to watch the budding, year,
To see it flourish more and more,
I think it then a natural sin—
When shooting germs begin to prick,
And rubles gent the budding quick—
A kind of crime to stay within.
Then daily I frequent the lane
And where the crystal runlets"rise;
And thank God for his balmy skies,
And feast upon the fair champaign;
Which lovingly the growth of green,
From lattice-work to copious shroud;
And every flight of feathery cloud ;
And every aspect of the scene,
Tho follows, mellowing richly dark ;
The woodlands, purpling every hill;
The flying bows; the bickering rill;
The heavens inviting up the lark.
The woodland violent, white or blue;
The nittive topaz of the bank ;
Assailed front heavens on either flank
By wild wood-music; doting through;
The snow-drop with its airy bell ;
The crocus with its goiden cud ;
The dainty cowslip starting up ;
Thu daisy meek, in many a dell. ,
The spiritual lilies of the vale;
The spotted foxglove, quaint of hue ;
The classic hyacinth steeped in dew ;
The pansy, lady of thodale.
For thy sworn lover, Spring, am I,
I watch then with •assiduous love,
Crowned from eternal founts above,
My heart is something like thy sky.
And in thine ens I get a gleam,
A gleam ul everlasting youth :
AL toe, the imperishable troth,
The purity and deathless tireani."
—Choutbcr's Jour nal.
MILILLANEOII3 RE ADING
Well, you see, Sue, the whys and the
wherefores were too many to write, and
when you married and went away ivith
your husband, I'd nu more au idea that
things would come round as they did than
I had of running over to Council Blein
in a baloon to take tea with yon. To tell
the truth it was ;Alton account of that rail
road business,which went cutting through
our orchard and running hap hazard over
the best pasture and, and taking a right
of way along the wood lot, and crossing
the highways, so that there's no peace for
the living, let alone the wicked. Holey.
er, Tee no right to complain of it, ill the
long run. It wasn't as if our lion,:e had
been in the family ever since the Plym
outh folks landed, and the Legislature
had given the corporation leave to run
right through the b,!st wainscotted par:or,
and take away the open stair-ease staked
by the bloodof the Revolutionary soldier
as they did up at Squire Elderley's place.
I believe that you were here when John
Jordon happened this way civil-engineer
ing, and helped to lay out the railroad ;
and I dare say you've heard me declare
that I wouldn't mom John Jordon, "no
not if there wan't another man on earth!"
Not that he had asked me then,vou know
but girls aren't slow to refuse before ; they
are asked. But he had waited upon me
home from evening services and Focittisio*
and he had dropped in to have a ruboer at
whist, jest when I didn't want to be inte
rupted in the game of cribbage, when
Lucius Glover and I were pretty sure to
be playing in the back parlor, while the
family sat at work on the other Fide of
the folding doors, and the mellowed light
from the astral lamp lent us a twilight
atmosphere conducive to flirtation.
Mr. Jordon used to be a good deal at
our house, talking with father about the
lay of the land, and in that way folks
come to coupling our names together—
and- nobody so provoked as II Mrs.
Scrutiny, who lived opposite, and watch
ed us as closely as a cat watches a mouse
hole ; who knew when we heated the
brick oven for an extra baking, and coun
ted the stockings on the line Mondays,
and ran over to see if we expected So
phrooia and her husband down when we
aired the parlor chamber; and wbo,when
we declared that we had nothing to wear
to Mrs. Merry's dancing party,to Thanks
giving ball, or charity lair, would give ns
an inventory of our own wardrobes.
"Why, wear your blue silk, child, that
was made out of your mother's pelisse;"
or, "dear sakes, there's the white muslin
you had to stand up with Sophronia in :"
or, "I'm sure the pink tarletan that your
Aunt Kitty gave you is good as new with
a bit of darning;" or, "when l was a
girl, the poplin you got of the old el ithes
peddler in exchange would have been
thought plenty good enough for a charity
Naturally John Jordon's call did not
escape Mrs. Scrutiny. I believe she
could see in the dark, like a cat; and she
lost no time in communicating her ob
servations. Consequently I heard away
down at , Fisherville, and away up at
Haverham that John Jordon had been
seen at our door three days out of the
week, for five weeks ; and nobody would
believe that he came to see father. —But I
didn't treat John with any kind of favor,
let me tell yon ! I was- quarreling with
him because the railroad wes to cut up
the orchard—as if it was his fault, or as
if I cared; but I wanted someth'ng to be
disagreeable about. I was none to sweet
to him, l assure you • and sometimes Lit
cins an '
would stioll off to play a game
at backgammon in the back parlor, and
leave John to the others; and sometimes
when I saw him covningl would slip out
and when I returned, it would be pretty
sure to be.on the arm of Luplas, He al
ways scowled when I owns in with Lucius
Glover, and I enjoyed that i and ono ho
had the impudenpfi tq ii;l,
"What, in lienvon 4 i name do you n 44
to please you in that Pop r' 4 0 I wi t s go
angry at his daring that the teals apritint
into my eyes; and at that he looked db
vinely sorry. and stammered, "I didn't
know I—l didn't know it WAS 4 , 11008 r
and that didn't - mend the matter, for it
wasn't serious. Lucius be never said
fintbieg - to the paint, theu#b be bad
MONTROSE, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1874.
dealt largely in sentimental enigmas ; and
what was more I did not know as I want
ed him to ; and I didn't like that John
Jordon should take it for granted in this
way. But I didn't understand why I
didn't like it, though I have found out
'Who said anything about seriousness?'
I snapped. "I am not one of the kind
that ask a man's intention if he looks at
her I never wart to know their inten
tions, and they don't usually have any ex
cept to while the time away I"I answered
more forcibly than elegantly.
"Very likely not," said he, going back
to some plans he bad unrolled for father
to see when be came in—"that is like
"That is generous." said I, all in arms
again. "I really should think that you
and he were rivals."
"And so we are," he answered without
looking up. "I hate him because you like
"I don't see why—'
" I began awkward
"Perhaps you had better take a micro
scope to discover the reason."
If this is love making, thinks I it's an
odd fashion that lam not used to ; and
perhaps for that reason I was somewhat
vexed when father put an end to it. To
tell the truth, after I had been hs'ening
to John Jordmi, Lucius small; talk did
seem :small enough, and his sentiment
weak ; to sometimes it uncured to me
that his moustache was his strongest point
But there were other things to be e4,nsid
ered ; life was not all sentiment and poe
try and moonlight walks. Father, you
know was only cashier in the Farmer's
Batik, at a salary of fifteen hundred, We
owned the house and land, to be sure ;
but it anything should hare happened to
hint, it would have been all da, with us
girls. We hadn't especial ; we had
not been taught to Leach ; nod allnuSt
every one did her own sewing at our Mace
We were cAlled a handsome family, you
know, and beauty constituted our entire
fortune. Now it was different at the Glo
ver's they had bank stocks and railroad
shares, and mortgages, 'and ulna not ;
they had 3 family tree that would have
put the Banyan to shame ; they had ser
vices of silver as old as the hills, cu• glass
and Dresden china. Lundy portraits and
brocatelle, and •cal diamonds iu the hank
safe. The+, kept tneir carriage, too ;and
it was all enough to inspire tile imagina
tion of ally girl whom Lucius smiled up•
on. The Glover Wolll'lll always haul the
best of everything—silks that notdd
shtad alone, gloves and bats from Paris,
gowns made in the city ; while we had to
fashion our own bonnets, cut our own
cloaks, turn our dresses, and dye our
owe gloves; henastich our own handker-
chiefs, patch our carpets, upholster uur
easv chairs, and rub the furniciire with oil
Pll4 harst6oru ; we had to economize iu
ligtris and fires ion, aid could afford a
roast'ouly twice a Week I remember
visiting some: rtch cmisins of father's in
the cite once; arid all the time I had a
consciousness that they hated to have
my Rhabby elothes that looked well
enongh at. home ; arid when we were in
riled out one ev.•ning I overheard them
disputing as bi who xfimildli'l go with isv
‘/I1 that fa,hieutd blue silk." which
I, in me ignorance, had thought quite
stylish ! And e..ming out of a dress•
room one day with one of tuy
- Dear me .?" said she, `•that %iair•eloth
furniture just gave me the blocs; it's
worse than any nightmare ; so vul
gar and bar-roomy r' Now we had noth
ing but hair-cloth in our parlors, and had
felt very lucky to get it ; but I never of
fered a chair to.a caller after Was without
"You shall see what style is, one of
these days, my friends," I promised them
mentally , "You will not be ashamed of
me when I am Mrs. Lucius Glover r for
upon my word, I was weak and foolish
enough to make up my mind on my way
home that I would marry Lucius if he
asked me, and let John Jordon take ears
of himself Well, when I reached home
I found father had taken John to board
with us, and we were baying a roast ev
ery d.iy, and cl , serts : but for all that, the
hair-cloth furniture was heavy on my
heart ; I was such a wretched little mate
rialist in those days! I wonder if John
thought as meanly of it too ; though of
course, I reasoned, he hadn't been used to
anything better. Mrs. Scrutiny said it
looked as if we were going to make Mr. li
Jordon one of the family : and John smil
ed and twisted his moustache, and said
he wished we would. Abmt this time
Lydia Glover was attacked with a sudden
friendship for me ; she really seemed to
prefer our hair-cloth sofa to her own vel
vet cushions. Lucius usually came with
her, and while he occupied himself with
me, Lydia naturally fell to flirting with
John ; and more than once I caught my
self answering Lucius ab‘ently, because I
was trying to bear what John was saying
to Lydia. Sometimes Lydia declared she
could stay no later, and Lucius insisted
that it was only the edge of the evening
and then John would get his hat and
walk home with her. I know I had a
queer sensation the first time this hap
pened which didn't improve as I waited
for him, hovering over the fallen embers
after Lucius had gone, on pretense of
locking up the house. "S-ems to me it
takes you some time to walk up to the
Glovers, and back," said I when he came
"Oh, you needn't have waited for me?"
he vouchsafed ; couldn't get away be-
fore. The Glovers have a fine place ; af
ter a pause, in which I couldn't think of
any thing disagreeable enough to say, "I
wonder how I shall bear it when I go
there to see Lucius ?"
"That can't be the person you go there
to see now I assured him."
Re laughed, bind bummed the old fash
'Go to Jane Glover and tell her I love her
And by the• light of ilia moon I will
oome to her.'
That's what they call a catch, isn't it?"
lighting his candle. "Do not sit up for
mo again, Sleepy-eyes, for I may stay
"It is small thanks you give me for
keeping the fire afiire for • you," I coot.
Devoted to the Interests of our Town and County.
He turned back. with his hand on the
door, all the mischief fading on his face.
"I give you instead," ho answered,
"that which naught enriches, but makes
me poor indeed I Why should I thank
you for keeping the fire alive, when you
meant it should die oat nuattenited at
"Come, you are waxing sentimental I"
I cried raking up the coals. "You have
mistaken your listener. Good night."
Seeing that nothing had come of his
dancing attendance at our house, folks
began to whisper about John and Lydia,
as they must have something to worry
over : I used to hear them, coming out of
church, between comments on the ser
mon ; and it made my cheeks burn, and
gave me a sort of sinking sensation, that
must have been nkin to dying that was
bliss and pair., as the poet says, all at once
But I would have died first,indeed, before
giving a sign. When they turned to me,
as one who would know, being intimate
with Lydia, and John's andlady, I smiled
indifferently, and answered :
"If girls will marry, they must, take
such husbands as are going." The trou
ble was, I coveted John's love, without
being able to make up n.y mind to re
nounce the good things which Lucius
had to offer.
Well, about the time - father had his
stroke you know—not exactly a stroke of
luck—and was away from the bank for
three months, with every prospect of be.
Itog laid up the rest of his days; and I
can tell von, if it hadn't been for John
Jordon's hoard, we should have had short
commons indeed. I began to be more con
vinced than ever that it was my duty to
marry Lucius. when he should ask me.
We weren't able to have any new gowns
that year, because the money all had to
go for doctors bills and drug stuffs ; and
I was so worn out with watching and
worrying. and the unending struggle to
maks both ends meet, that . I was losing
all my good looks, and growing wrinkles
across my forehead.
"I'm sure it is enough to prevent any
body in her senses from thinking of mar
rying, a poor man." I reflected out land
one twilight, believing that I had the
parlor to myself.
"Were von thinking of it ?" asked
John Jordon, rut of the depth of father's
hollow chair, wher'e the shadows hid him.
' I wasn't thinking at all," I answered
ready to cry with low spiritedness ; f r I
felt in may duty old alpaca, with unnat
ural lustre across the shoulders, as if I
folly warranted the contempt of inv rich
never think." I assured him.
"Those who can think and won't think
must he made to think." he parodied.
"-Hat as you please, Sir Oracle," I said,
"We'll defer it, though, till after tea,"
and he gave me his arm to the dining
r a the r got atilo to hobble out to the
hank% and things begun to get easier;
01011 , 6 Mrs. Serctinv said he lookr , l to
her it. if ho would never ho himself again
and after that I lived in hourly dread of
a , cottil s•roke. and tile tutnre wasn't al
birth.% unlepp r should marry Lucius—
nor then either.
TGY were to have a masquerade party
at the Movers. Thanksgiving night, and
fora fortnight before Lydia and I were
hnsv as Moth harrowing in the cedar
wood trunks in the attic, that came over
from Holland w;th her great-granilmoth•
er's wedding clothes, and were full of old
floillioneil finery. brocades and lace , , and
shoe buckles. 'We had a rare time trying
them on before the Iste!ed mirror
Lydia's room ; and whenever John Jon
don haptSened in, she would rustle down
to him shaking out a glatnmour of mag
nificence fr m every fold, and shining
like a star in her arch-nt splendor. We
promised ourselves an Arabian Night's
entertainment. And the promise was
fulfilled. The house was one blaze of
lights and blossoms, and the atmosphere
was one pulsation of music and fragrance
You s-'emed to be walking through an
avenue of tall flowering shrubs in some
enchanted garden, and meeting such fan
tastic-looking companions, as if pansies
and princess -feathers and coxcomb were
mosquernline as young men and women
of the period and sometimes I fancied
that the family portraits had taken this'
opportunity to step out of their full j
frames, and dance and flirt with the best!'
Lydia wore her grandmother's wedding'
brocade, that looked as if it was spun out
of snowflakes- I had borrowed a pink'
silk petticoat of Annt Kitty's. the palest'
flush, and had draped over it a mist of
Nottingham lace that we had had in the
house time out of mind, and had bought
for bed curtains. It is awfully cheap
cabbage net. but it made a lovely effect.
"You look like morning blushing over
the Alps," whispered my partner, in the
gr'nd right and left.
have never seen it, have yon ?" I
`Often,' he answered ; and then I was
sore it was Loch's, who had been abroad
once. He offered, me his arm, and we
stepped into a bay window to look into
the fiosty garden illuminated by the
moon. and what do you think be said
'Don't let us masquerade any longer,'
in the self same half whisper; love
you ; I believe you love me, in spite of
your dissembling. I think I have sur
prised it in your face sometimes. 'Collie live
with me, and be my love. Be my wife
The moment toward which I had been
reaching bad arrived, and found me an
pi•epared. I was more wretched than a
galley-slave, when I should have been
most happy. •J trembled like a reed in
the wind, and leaned on his arm for sup
port. cannot answer you to-night:
I said, temporizing ; 'the mnsio confuses
me. I do not know whether I love you—
trying to laugh—'or your ancestors. In
a day—a week—oh, I cannot answer you
before Christmas; indeed I cannot 1' I
"I will wait through time and eternity
if only it be the right - answer at last!" be
returned. And then he led me to a seat.
and somebody lent mo a vinaigrette, and
people asked what the matter was, and it
seemed so ridiculous to be so 4 overcomo
by an offer ' that I didn't tell them •, end
the upshot of it was, Lydia sent me home
in her carriage before supper. It I had
staid till the unmasking, you know—well
Ithere, that's a subjunctive cads , that I'll
leave to your imagination, But the truth
of it was that I wanted to get home and
think 1 And I did think, with a yen
gence 1 I thought all day and all night.
I. thought at church, at table, rubbing
the silver, sewing on buttons ; why, I
couldn't say my prayers straight for
thinking. .1 had never made such uu im•
tellectual effort in my life 1 Lucius pine
and went as usual, without urging it fur
ther, or appearing tuitions about the re
sult. —Every body seemed to be moving
behind a mist, through which John Jor
don's face shown out at times with an un
utterable pathos in the questioning , eyes.
I wondered if be gnessed at my dilemma.
At last I went up to Sophrouia'e, at tlav
erham, to finish my thinking. When I
had been there three days, up came John
Jordon in disown carriage.Sophroniaacd
her husband had always had a mighty
fancy for John, and, between us, I be
lieve shq bad sent for him. Well, whet
Sophronia's husband came home to din
ner, while he was carving, said ho.
"That's a great failure down at your
place, Jordon. Now I had an idea that
the Glovers were made of money."
"What do you mean ?" said Sophy.—
"The Glovers failed 1 Why, they gave a
masquerade party only the other day, with
no end of splendor."
"That seems to be the cue of people
who are tottering, financially; they're
determined so make a figure, if only for
the last time," laughed Sopby's husband.
"They're pretty well cut up by it,"sait
John. 'Lucius looks ten years older.'
'Lucius r repeated Sophy's husband.
'He used to be a spark of your sister's
Sophv ; didn't he ? But he's no longer
a match, eh ?'
Sophy shot a quick look at me ; John
turned his head away; Sophy's husband
rzgarded his plate. But as for me, I had
done niy thinking ; I had made up my
mind to go home that very day, and tell
Litchis I would marry him, for better or
worse I—Perhaps you will say I was Quix
otic and ro:nautic, and didn't deserve
John's regard. But yon see, I had given
Lucius encouragement, and if I refused
him, lie end all the world would think it
was on account of the failure, and, of all
things, I can't b'ar to bu suspected of
2111.3111108 S ! To be sure, I was goicg to
lose the very things fur which I had led
Lucius on ; brit I deserved to, it that was
any comfort. Sophroma said every thing
she could think of to make me stay, and
I vowed it was oat of the question. I
most be at home to look after the Christ
musing , the pies would all he at sixes
and sevens, with stones enough in them
to build a temple, and father would have
to go without his plum-pod-ling ; and I
had a fliristmas present to finish. John
had intended to spend the holidays ; but
he said, if I was set upon it and nothing
could persuade me, he would harness tip
and take me home. It was a trifle un
g,tmerofis, perhaps, to-oblige one lover to
carry me to his rival ; but I' didn't stop
to think of that, I was so absorbed by
my own sacrifices.
It had been drizzling for about an hour
when we started, but John had a covered
sleigh and a fast horse. You know how
short the December afternoons are, so it
was dark' as a pocket before we got into
Itaverham woods, and it had left off driz
zling and a smart rain storm had set in,
and no make•believe. aid John's lantern
gave about as much light as a glow-worm
I The railroad hadn't crept up to Haver
f ham centre at that time, but it crossed
; the road half-way through llaverham
woods, where you would least expect it,
where you had no hint of its approach
till it was thundering down upon you,
because the woods shut in the prospect,
and the winds in the pines deafened you.
They called it the Devil's Crossing.
Well, the norse went stumbling on
through the slash, and the noise of his
feet and the sing song of the sleigh-bells
and the storm roaring through the woons
like a bull of 13ashaw must have render-
I ed it impossible to hear anything short of
Gahriel's trumpet; for while I was won
dering who would bnv the old Glover
mansion, and if John guessed why I was
I linrrying horne.and what! should be mar
ried in, all at once there was a flash and
a noise as if a battery had been discharg-,
ed across our path, mingled with shouts,
and a pandemonium of bewildered faces
—and then, oblivion 1 They got us home(
somehow; I didn't know anything about
it. We had both been eared by a miracle
but the poor horse paid the debt of na
ture. I've learned to write and sew with•
my left hand since then, and I'm so used
to my broken nose that I sometimes won-
I der why strangers look so hard ; for you
see, I'm no longer's beauty. A very dif
ferent kind of sacrifice had been required
of me from that which I had reckoned
upon. I believed that all which was nec
essary now was to send Lucius word that
I could not think of imposing such a
wreck as myself upon him till death
should us part. But Christmas eve,
lay on the hair-cloth lounge in the back
parlor- —for, in spite of my bandages and
weakness, Lwould be in the thick of the
family gathering—just before the !Maps
were lighted, John Jordon came in and
bent over me with a bouquet of tea-roses.
"As kind as ever," I .murmured, put
ting out my right arm instinctively, and
hiding my tears against the sofa cushion.
"I'm glad it was the right hand," said
he, sitting down on a hassock. "because
the wedding finger is left ; and he slip
ped upon it. the biggest diamond I ever
saw. Look it's like a petiified
tear of joy. 'lt was my mother's,' be
continued, 'Will you wear it, and answer
the question I asked you last month at
the masquerade, sweet ?'
'The question you asked me f I cried
thought—l thought it was only Lu
cius,' I confessed hiding.my face behind
'Acid how may I ask, were you going to
answer L1161:18 P'
was going to tynamerNo. Who would
want a wife like—like me?'
"And I will not take 'No' for an an,
swer," said ho; and the church bells rang
in the happiest Christmas eve of some
They did not tell me till later that
Lucius bad mended his fortunes by, en
gaging himself to an heiress while I was
at Bophroalata. ana I often laughed to
FIFTY CTS. EXTRA IF NOT IN ADVANCE.
think how near I came to refusing a lov. • Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, NEW
er who had never proposed. York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, end
'Do you think as badly as ever of mar. , North Caroline, ell put together.
rying a poor man r John asked OJ our I The Gulf of Mexico is about ten times thi,
wedding tour. size of Lake Superior, and about as large est
Not if the poor man is John Jordon,' the Sea of Eamschatka, Bay of Bengal, Chß*
I returned. Sea, Okhotsk, or Japan Sea. Lake Ontario
`They told me that you meant to mar-, would go ha:either of them mesa than ftfli
ry for an establishment.times.
'That was before I had seen you,' I as-1 The following bodies of alder are naafi'
mired him; and then the carriage stopped equal in size: German Ocean, Black Sea, Tete
before a brown stone front, and we as- low Sea, Hudson Bay is rather larger, thaßsi.
ceuded a flight of marble steps, and op- tic, Adriatic, Persian Golf and Egennlles,ahOut
ened the door of our home! When I ! half as large, and somewhat larger than LAW
want to tease John, I always call him s u p er i or .
'My Lord of Burleigh.'
J THE BRIDE'S FARWELL
Gaily the joyous bells are ringing
With merry clashing sound.
Our bride is wedded, their voice is Hinging
Tne news for miles around.
Away she b going, far from all
She has loved front childhood's hoer;
"Farwell Pshe sighs, "to the ancient hall,
"Farwell I to the old church tower."
Its grey and ivied porch she had passed
In the springtime of her life,
With flowers before her pathway cast,
A. blooming, blushing wife
She will return, and rejoice to roam
Through every well-known reeve;
But never again will the dear old nome
Be her own, as it once Lath been.
The bridal maidens tenderly press
With words or cheer to her side,
And beartsome wishes of happiness
Fur the bridegroom gay and bride.
As lily pale, then as rose she flushed,
She strove to conceal the tear,
But a rising sob would not be hushed
When the parting hour drew near.
A glistening tear in har father's eye
Trembled; he kissed her brow,
Clasped her once more,as in days gone by
Another must cherish her now.
The gentle mother, with loving pride,
Blesses her fluttering dove;
She whispers, "Far from our fostering aide
Still are we near thee in love.
"Thy father and I, long tried,we are bound
Yet, closer, as time steals away;
lernrm, true be your love, as the years
As our own on this bright wedding day."
She Is listening now to a manly voice,
And bending close to her side
Is the chosen spouse; he may rejoice
To !Ave won such a lovely bride.
Softly she rests on her husband's arm;
Like a passing April shower,
She smiles through team, for his words
comfort the parting hmir. •
110 tells her that this Is life's happiest dav,
And its culminating Joy;
"Alas l" she whispers, "how truly we say
No bliss is without alloy
They are born away and dessiags and
To each other through life ever dinging.
And the last home echoes that burst on
Are the wedding bells joyfully ringing.
rzzE CHEERFUL FACE
Next to the sunlight of Heaven Is the sun
light of a cheerful !lice. There is no mistak
ing it, the bright eye r the unclounded brow, the
sunny smile, all tell of that which dwells with
in. Who has not left Its electrifying Influence ?
One glance at this face lifts us at once out of
the arms of despair ; out of the mists and shad
ows away from tears and repining, into the
beautiful realms of hope, Onethnerted face in
a household will keep everything bright and
warm within. Envy, hatred, malice, selfish
ness, despodency, and a host of evil passions
May lurk around the door, they may even look
within, but they never enter and abide there;
the cheerful face will put them all to shame aad
It may be a very plain tace,but there Is some
thing in it we feel, we cannot express, and Its
cheerful smile sends the blood dancing through
our veins for very Joy. We turn toward the
sun, and its warm, genial influence refreshes
and strengthens our fainting spirits. Ab, there
is a world of magic in the plain, cheerful face!
It charms ns with a spell of eternity, and we
would not exchange it for all the soulless
beauty that ever graced the fairest form on
It may be a very little face, one that we nes
tle upon our bosom or sing to sleep in our arms
with a low,svreet,lnliaby ; but it is such a bright
cheery face t Time scintillations of joyous spirit
are flashing from ever feature. And whit a
power it has over the household, binding each
heart together in tenderness and love and qua.
pathy! Shadows may darken around us, but
somehow this face ever shines between, and the
shinning is so bright than the shadows cannot
remain, and silently they creep away Into the
dark 'corners, where the cheerful lace Is gene.
It may be a wrinkled face, but It Is all the
dearer tar that, and none the less bright.* We
liner neap it, and gaze tenderly upon it and
say, "God bless this happy facer We must
keepit with as as long es we can, for home will
lose much of Its brightness when the sweet face
And after It is gone how the remembrance
of It purifies and softens ow wayward nature.
When care•and sorrow would snap our heart
strings asunder, this wrinkled face Inoks down
upon us; and the painful tension grows light
er, the way less dreary, and the sorrow less
TILE SIZE OF COUNTRIES.
Greece is about the size of Vermont.
Palestine is one fourth the size of Now York.
Hlrdostan is more than a hundred times as
large as Palestine.
Tlie grout desert of Africa bus nearly the
oresent dimensions of the United States.
The red sea Would reach frlpin 'Washington to
Colorado, and It b three time:, as wide aa take
The English Channel is nearly as large as
Lake Superior. .
The Mediterranean, if placed across North
America, would make sea navigation from San
Diego to Baltimore.'
The Caspian Sea Would stretch trona New
York to St. Augustine, and is as wide as from
Now York to Rochester.
Great Britain is two thirds the.size of..Tapan,
ont,welfth the size of iiintlostan,ene-ttrentioth
of china, and ope•twenty-dlth - of the United
Great Britain and Ireland are about u large
ea Mulct:Out not as large u lowa and Nelms.
ka. They aro 141 ;hut Now Y " }4 PenzVva"
ttla and Oblo.
gadagabOor 17 5.3 large 90 NOW NVllittiZO
Tim MONTROSE DM/OM-M
Contains all the Local and Gen oral Neve, Poet:heti
rtes, Anecdotes, allecellaneons Lteidlng,CorrespedlA
enc., and a reliable clams of adverUsereenta
Oee squate.N Gran fuel% sjAce.)ll weeks, of WS. 62
Mtratb. SL23; S esontbs, ss.so ; 0 months, 0400: .1
you, KW. A. liberal discount on advertisements of
Fra' at ". lc .l i ehg , '"..'fill=isliA k t"; i lneltfa 7 l/ 2 . 4
Marriages and duthi, t ree ; oblularluns es. alias.,
BREAD A!'2) ITS AD ULTERATiOIge
Bread is often said to be the "staff of Iffer ,
and so it may be if the, bread la of the best/
_quality. But nine-tenths of the articles used lit
large cities, is of a very bad quality. Bo far est
nutritive value to - concerned, notwithstanding
the fact that the bread_ Is made of-fine wheati
flour. This flour is at /east seventy-five per
cent. starch. Starch cannot, by the process of
digestion, or any other process, be converted:
Into or sustain the strength of the muscles ard
bones of the body ; it is only useful In.produ ,
cing heat and tat It iv really the Duel which Is•
burned in the body to produce motion of or'
kinds. It is to the body that which coal Is to
the locomotive engine. Professor Elmsford, of
Cambridge, says "Um magazine of pticephatiN ,
as well as nitrogenous compounds, is in the glut.'
ten cells." Well, now, do we get the Mu
cost in our Ann floury Not much. Why, MIT
delicate ladles would be horrified to see brawl.
containing it on the table, pie crust, etc.
ten makes the bread dark colored. The worriers
won't have it, and the millers won't have It Itl
their flour. The highest priced flour Is that
which brut the least gluten in it, so that MAlM
take every means their ingenuity can Invent to.
keep it out of their nice flour. The gluten.
sticks to the bran, and they sell this to the feedk
era of domestic animals. Considerable of the
gluten is found in what Ls called middlings, or
shorts, and these are very nutritious. There it
a great deal of brain work done by civllizedl
men and women. Now, the more one thinks , i
or studies the more one "uses up" the pliott.- •
phutes. When the blood la deficient In phoa.. '
phates—phosphate of lime, etc.,—the mind be,
comes languid and feeble. A hard student ,
needs ranch, of this materiel daily, tie ttettnier
get it from fine flour. He cannot. get, It *ono •
unbolted flour. Beef, mutton, milk, oatmeal,,
pea, beans. etc., contain abundandanto of oltso , -
gen, phosphorus and lime. Large quantities of
nitrogenona and bonomaking material is neo
essary to build the human mnchine,and the lee•
ult of eating largely of fine flour fbod wW be 11.
dwarfed body and an unhealthy conatitynOlt
showing it often in the softening of the bone s .
defective teeth, enfeebled Intellect, and easing.
It was thus, a few days Since, we huird Sti
stripling of sixteen designate the mother who
bore hnn. By course husbands we have halal
wives called so occasionally, though In this tat:
ter case the phase is more often used cawing.
ly. At all times, as commonly Spoken, it jar(!,
upon the ear and shocks the sense.
Old woman should be as Object at reverence;
above and beyond most all other phrases of tus,
manity. Her very age ahou his her ma.
passport to courteous consideration. •
She has fought fillthfrdiv"the good Site sum
came off conqueror. Upon her venerable face:
she bears the marks of the conflict In all 112.
farrowed llaes. ,
The most grievous of the ills of life Uri:
been hers; trials untold end, known only to.
God and herself, she has borne Ininnenntly ;lust
now, In her old age—her duty done! patiently.
waiting her appointed time—she stands moat
honorably and deservingly than ho who hem
slain his thousands or stood tritunpho; trpole
the proudest field of victory,
Young men, speak klnd4 to your mother,andi
even courteously—tenderly of her. But &lit
tle time and you will see her no more foreseers.
Her eyes are dim, her form is bent and hu
shed= tails gravewvrd.
Others may love you whiin shamuses away—
kind hearted sisters, perhaps, or she ishtim pr'
all the world you choose fora parmer--she WY"
love you warmly, passionately, children MAY
love you fondly, but never, while time is yam,
a bull the love of woman be to you q 041 Rk
your old trembileg Inetnee bee been.
The notion that those who work only whip
their brains need less food than those *het
bur with their hands, has been the cause of
mischief: Students and literary Men haTw.
often beep the victims of a slow starvation from.
their ignorance of the tact the; spouts) kbat
causes greater waste of tissue than muscular......,
J4onling to careful estimates, three hOull of
hard study wear out the body more than sk
whole day of hard work at the suyil. or on tafk ,
term. - Without phosphorui, no thonsht," is
Germaneaying ; and the consumption of that
essential ingredient of the brain • increases in,
proportion to the amount of labor "hie)t this
organ is required to peribrm. This wear snit
tear of the brain are easily measaree by care.
ful examination of the salts In the liquid exam ,
tines. The importance of the brain sea works
log organ is Shown by the amount of blood its ,
receives, which ke } proportionately greater Ails%
that of any other Part of the body. , Ontatlitit,
of the blood goes to the brain,though its aver: ,
age. weight Is only onc-fortleth of the weight,
of the body. This fact• alone would be
ent to prove that braln•workers sleet) morellot
and bettor fbod than mechanles anti WI; Pk ,
There is to combination of letters in the Eng.
Itsh language which ereites more plowing aztd
interesting associations in the mind .of nuus
than the word "wife." It prcienta to the
eye a cheerlial companion, a disinterested adyl ,
ser, a nurse in sietacsNe comfort in misfortunes •
and an ever affectionate partner. It caultuis •
up the image of a loyely,confiding woutan,Whe -
cheerfully uudertakai to contribute to your hap
piness, to partake with you the cup,, whether
weal or woo, which destiny may 'offer. The
word "wife" it synonymous With the greatest
earthly blessing; and we pity the unfiutunate .
Wight who is compelled, by fates severe deercil •
to trudge along through life's dull pligllMl49
Them aro tweqr kapi4 ilapigtat,!us la 04
.1/ PMILITUD bur ISlDszon MO=3lo.
TM; WEAR OF TER BRAIN,