The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, February 17, 1875, Image 1

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    HAWLEY & CRUSER, Editors arid Proprietors.
tiontrost eniocrat
i. I . l'Bl-1,i1E. 1, EVERY W LDNESDAT Monirn
it if—ifr, , Ne. Sagquehauna Couqy, Pa
urns - of Public Avenue
Contain , . all ;1;e• Luca!Mid Genera I New*, Poetry.tito-
MVP Ant;cdole.. Mi,cl:llancon. Readinp.Corref bocci
rnc ranble clap, nr anvertisements.
Advertising Rates
0, 'via, 111 an inch rpace.)3 'creaks. OT to,, $1
11111, $1 , 01,1111b1 , $.2.50 ; 6 trioothn, $4 50 ; 1
• tn, 56. A ,h.l nil 411 , 0014 On advert Ipententa o •
,„,„ 11,,y clt. a line for 61,1
and n cb, a line each otibeequent invertion.—
v.ariaz.. and den hp. tree; obituadea l 0 eta, a naa.
FINE ..T033 XI
Quick Work.
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.W.ll. C. CIIUSER.
Business Cards
11.1.K.PA I.lanksmtqn. and Jobbera,llorse
Sno-or a rpetoolty In Ilk. bnoinea, WIl21.11• and
:eln ironed And work warranted. M - 4)ebne coo-
trJCIVO moat be cane-tied by the firm. and neither
rn,mbrr purt.onall).
Friend,lllr. Jan. 13, 1t•-5.-1m
\ In Drugs, Medicince, Chemical. Dye
•:,C).''3luts.ilile,tiarniab. Liquors, Sillier* Fancy
.r: &tent Nedicinca Perfamet)and•TolletAr
c,. tri.reacrtption) careful') compounded.—
Brlck qock.Nioutfoee,Pa.
4, o. N ruvs. Amos licouoLa.
h,,lulte of the Culversity of Michigan, ADD Arbor.
and •lno of Jefferson Medical Colle of ?hits
dr,phls. Ir 4. has returned to Frieodevilice, where be
tn 4t rend to all calf At his profession -as
itetWenet, in Jest.le ilosford's house. Offlee the same
fk, ht-rtiolorr.
Fnc udretfe, Pu., April . 4th., 1974.—Cm.
Broadway, New Yell City
Attends to an kinds of A acmes Business, and con
ducts causes in all the Courts of both the State and the
Di:. lb W. SMITE,
porter Rooms at hla dwelling, next door north of Dr
Karr,'+, on Old Foundry street. where be would be
happv to aee all ttnme In want of Dental NN oak. He
1e..• con ddent that he can piezacall_bothingnality of
work and or price. °face boar, from pa. or. to 4 P. a.
tl .l.ttta.e. Feb. 11, 1574-11
vacs Orin Pa. Situated near the Erie Railway De
pot I. • '.re , ana cornmodtoutbo nee, hat. undergone
• llt..natzh repair. Newly furnmued rooms and sleep
g t,r irt.ncnt,eplendidtables.atidallthilige eornpris
-1,,z u ftl •I cisAo hocel_ LLENILY ACKIiRT,
aot lota. 1,73 -If Proprietor.
B. T. d: E. IL CASE,
kftNE,S-MAKERS. Oak liarnesc.light.and heavy
:.•sce.t cash ßlankete,l3r.itt Mao
tp. AV nips and e Aerythlng penal:lN:to the line
cne..per than the cheapest. Reprdrtug ddnd prompt
;) And good eq le
Ninut. nee , Pa.. Oct.
1.1111.11 P HAIM Proprietor.
Fresh and :Salted klea:si, llama, Pork, lkilukria San
esi:e. etc . or :he best qualti), constantly 05 hand. at
pr.c... .nit
outr.a.c., Ps,„ J 613.14. 1.73.-1 v
Dasineespiendeu to prumptly,ou fait terms ONle.
srst Soo east of the bank of Wm. ii. Cooper IL Co
F•nh ir Avenue, Idoutroee , P. Oattg.t.lB69.
1,3 17.1872-1 atl-LINGS
TUE LIATT I I3.AhIiER, has moved hia .ithop to the
tm,id tug occupied by E. AcEenzie Co,„ %where he is
r 1'11.1r1,43 to di, I taut* of x urk iu hie titie.euch be ma.
a :lig path, etc.. All work done on short
n w, e ,, an d priov.a law. Pleuee call and see me.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, have rcmoved to their 3, - rer
off, opputate the Tarbell Liohee.
R. B. Lirriz,
Gro. P. larri.z.,
Itotitrose.tict. 15. 19n. E. L. BLAszeiLitit.
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Pe.a LER to Boots. ethttottery. 'CV all Paper. News p
Pocket Cutlery. Sterreveuple, Yankee
Notions, etc. N.V. door to the Post Office. Montt .,
Pa. . B. DEANS_
eept. P.
UARRLICITON trlstoO; to inform thepabliethat
- o_renLed the Exchange lintel in .Motatrore. be
"s , o. -.roared tonccuutmudetu the trarveliugpabl's
now P• • Erie
In firet-chit ye , 1 ,7 3.
Mentroce. Aug.
LL B: U11177.
• • i„ltnula, Cleuckery, Hard
Puler, u Staple and Fancy Dri and ' , a tm. Boot ,
Wat 'ran. StOVell. Drage. O tt o, Bald Rube .. O ro.
anu Elate and Cap, Fure,
centre. Yrurielona. Sc.
a., Nur, 6, 'll.--tr.
minister, Euserno TOEntal. 0,1/16, a :die Foot of
street. Gall and a-I Chronic
Mont rot, . Jan. 17. '72.
riIYSICIAN & beniEON, tenders his services to
t ae of Great (Send and ricintty. Office at pis
,sid,nce,oppo.ite Barnum House. oirtroßend village.
Sept ist.itsso.—tl
%hop to the hew Poeta/Nee buDdinc. where he will
he (mind ready to attend all who may want anythint.
We line. )loutrofe Pa. Oct. 13 1669.
V. 001•41,111 Rhone. Flat. and Capt. Leather anti
aain*tteet, tut door below , buyd'a Store.
war& made aud repairing done neatly.
Montrose Ja'a• I / 67 e ,
L. R1C,44.11-DsoN ,„
& qt::"LtigON;tendr-i, rafeislono
toe cilix trUi paidiiillnity.--
021Cett hie rusider on at Corn. , orsarr. a
Hr os.Folandry 14-tur -I. 1869.
• SCO rat d 71 ,E Wirri
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Act.ortey* attsw and fixdleltotitti Office
411 court Street.over eity lisnatigrigatiß, Ptng-
IniMtun, N. • Si*. 11:8corni,
June 1.811. 18:3. JICEOWIDEwITT.
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puler in Drugs 31 editinto,
llye-at an, Trop, Splcett. Fancy - Gouda. Jiozar7s' Pe'
amrry Sc , Brick Block, Mutax4oo, •
lb VI. . - tJaa..ls7s-
ATTORNEY' AND (Nab•SF.l.loll. l h - LAN.
Pa._ Other we 4 nr the [four[ House.
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A. 0. WiiititEY
Avrtnmey a. LAM-BotiatY.l/ack ray, 61telou
and , on Claims atteadad ta. "Ogrtreftr•
aoor below lloya's Stare. Ilantaure.Ya. 1a,a„1,'69
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W. A. C11,0g3M011 7 :;, - -: ,
Attorney at Last, Once at MB etityirtPilltiVlr the
Cotaleosioner's °tate. ' - '.encte.a.noN.
aunt ro., sea. . 1 871.--tf. _. ,
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ctra END marn £$D LLFILSOILSSIDii.'
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t 4 atgarhaatus Co„ Pa
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of Blida Efeet— ]tar. 1. 1869.
M. C. SUTI'OI9, • lecetauxes Aoctorr, '
mil Ott FriendsVllle. Pa.
D. ll'. SEARLE, 'O.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, office over. Vie Store of M.
Beano er.l it the Brick Block. At ontrole ,Pa. Lad G 9
ATIOAALL7IS AT LAW 0111 cc over the Bauk, Montrose
Ps. blvtarmse,3l.ay 10, ISTI. tf
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AUCTIONEER. Address, Brooklyn. Pt
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County Bueinese Directory.
Two lines In this Directory, one year, $1!O. each ad
dttional line, Weenie.
WM. LIAGGHWOUT, Slater, Wholseale and [fetal-
dealer in ail kinds of slate rocdng, slate paint, etc.
Roofs repaired with ,late paint to order. Also, slate
paint for sale by the gallon of bane/. .11ontrosc.. Pa
BILLINGS STF.OUD. Genera Firs and Life (non
knee Agents ; his°, se II Brahman and AceidentTlektt
to New Yorkand Philadelphia. °free one dooreast
ofthe Bank.
BURNS lh NICHOLS, the place Rigel Drags and Meat
eine., Cigars, Tobacco, Pipet, Pocket-Book*, Specta
cies Yankee Notions, Sc. Brick Block
BOYD & CORWIN, Didaeta In Stover, Ilardimart
and Mannfacturera of Thu and Sbectiron ware.cornet
of Rain and Turnpike street.
h. N. BULLARD. Dealer to Groceries, Proi'letons
Books, Stations - and Yankee notions, at head of
Public Avenue.*
WIC H. COOPER & CO.. Banters. sell Foreign Pa,-
cage Tickets andDralla en England, Ireland and Scot.
land. •
%I: 51 . L. COS. Maness tanker and dealer In all article
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a sually Item by the trade. (unwell e the Bank. •
JAMES E. CARIIALT, Attorney et Law. Office nee
door below Torben Muse. Public Avenue, •
L. L. !ARM. Dealer in all kings of (arming imple
memo. mooring =tubbier, welll curbs. dog pourer*
etc.. etc.. Main St., opposite Saving. Dank. !Um*
SAVINGS BANK, NEW MI LFORD.—E in per cent. lc
tercet on all Dogmas Doe* a general Booking 80.
nes, ull-tf S. B. CHAFE & Cu.
II .t; ARENT S. SON. Dealers In Flour. Feed. Aar
Bah. Limo. Cement. Groceries and Prov'•n us ,1
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Main Street, opposite the Depot.
MNEY S IIAYDEN, Dealers in Drugs ondMedicine.
and Manufacturers of Cigars, on Main Street, near
•he Depot.
S. F. FORBES, Carriage Mater and Undertaker
Main Street, two doors below Hawley's Store.
er In genuine Cayuga Fleeter. Fresh ground.
McCOLLIIM DROTEIERIS. Dealers in Groceries and
Provisions, on Main street.•
1. DICR'ERMAN.Jn.. Denier In genkral inerchandit4
end Clothing. Brick Store. on Main Street.
U. M. TLNGLET—DeaIer to Stores, Tin, Copper. ftra,a
and Sheetiron Ware, Caatinza. Sc. Ala°, mannfact n r
er or Short Metals to order. Ere Trongt. and Load No
Atwitter. attended to at fair pricer—(Gibson
DORAN. Merchant Tailor and dealer In Rearl3
Made Cloth! ng, Dry Goods.Orocerlee and Provision F
Main Street.*
12 0 Wyoming Avenue,
Feb. 12. 1874..
Pain and Ireneneto relieved In a short time by the
use of Taylor's Celetrrated Oil. The great Rheumatic.
and Neuraftglc Remedy. This molt. Me Is not i cure
all. but is warranted to cure more of the MD and Ills to
which flesh is heir than any other med'clne ever die.
emceed. Gil,. It 111 trial if you do not Ind it so. It
costa you nothing. It may he need with the utmost
advantage fur any kind of Pain. Lameness. Wound. or
dotes Upon man or beast. Will not the rawest
wound or sofa. Full directions for use around web
bottle. Ask your Merchant for a fret vial. No Cure—
No Pay.
Taylor's Cough Syrup or expectorant, for all Throat
and Lung diseases. Is eery pleasant to the taste and
contains nothing irjunous. Try It. and stop that
coo_h and take the sureness from your Throat and
I en i fs.. Ask your Merchant for a free vial. No Cure—
Tayfors Conditit.n Powders for all kinds of stock And
p °r aze. Warrante I the best renovator of the system
of run doh orb seased stock. that has ever been dia.
Try em for all oiseases incident to the
brute creation. Directions for use around each pack
age. Mo Cure—No Pay.
All the above medic nes for sale by Abel Terrell and
ra throughout
the of Montrose
CUMltry , and all Druggista and
°debar Cl., lm- al—im.
MISERY, Just Published, lb n Sesdtd
i.nrelope. Price six rents.
A Lecture on the Nature, Treatm:int.and Radical cure
of Seminal NVeakoces. or Spermatorrbeces. induced by
•--cir-A hose. 1i:1volt:it:Oen himinlssious.lmpoteuty.Nerv .
our Debility. and Impediments to Marriage generally ;
Consumption, Epliepayostad Fits ; Menu.. and Physi
cal Incapacity. it..
-13 y RO ORR r J . eI:LV LION' ELL.
M.D., author of the Orceo Rook. chr.
The larorbirrenoutted author, In this admirable Lent
tire, clearly prunes from Ws own experi-uce that the
awful em,,,c-qtlenee. h 1 :eh -Abner may be effectually
removed without aitalteina,raid 1, dan;eroto nor.
giutt otedrations. boogies. tostrunaithu, f.ingy. of cordi
als ; pointing outs mode of cure at coca cur. al. and
effectual. by which
care. no mate what My
...Moon may be, may himself cheaply, privately
nod radically.
VirTkts Lecture trill prove a boon to thousands.
Sent ender seal. )h a plain envelope, to any address
past paid. on rerceipt rents, or M., poet elaMpe.
Adders, the Publisher..
12l Bowery. New York; Post Office f 100.45.
'Tcoxi.e 23etter I
Iwrite policies In the rof to trf rig companies:
Franklin Fire Insurance Co., Asteta3.3lo. o oo
outi newel, N Y..— .............. ~,,•• 2.375,000
iisoneer,.— ................ ....... 1.29.1,000
Farmers. ............... . 9
giseene. London. . ••• 10.100.000
No Tiger-Ca —4.11 National Board Companies.
and a tri e d nsequeuee, round and reliable, aring long
been and always toned worthy, ail al l, who here
met with loses my Aceoey.will testify. Those who
bane patronized me, will ac:cpt mythanks. and to
those who hare nut, 14,113 May ray, i promise to do be
them, if they will (boor Ma with en application, as I
do by all, ipso them'lnearance value for their money.
Very Respectfully.
Hartford Accident Inaurance Company Poltava writ,
ten from one day to - one year by
Join the Masonic pe_netit Association at Scranton.
Apply to ugmly C. TYLER.
Montrose, Detember.B.lMAt
Thep:Oat, perfect, ittee. Mod Perfect Ilenufaelory In
the Lip4esS State.,
Now in nee.
No other Ilusle?al Instrument:ever- aturAnka. ,Pe ewe
or Send for Price
Address / aOrr4Lo,,N.T.
(elect Nottni.
The south wind sings of happy springs,
And summers hastening on their wny;
The with wind smells of cowslip bells,
And blossom spangled meads of May ;
But sweeter is her red, red mouth,
Than all the kisses of the south.
The west wind breathes of russet heaths,
And yellow pride of woods grown old;
The west wind flies from autumn sides,
And sun clouds overlaid with gold;
But theJright locks I love the best
Outshine the glories of the west.
The north wind sweeps from crystal deeps
And Arctic halls of endless night ;
The north wind blows o'er drifted snows,
And mountains robed in virgin white
Bin purer far her maiden's soul
Thau all the snows that shroud the pole
The east wind shrill der desert hills
And dreary coasts of barren sand ;
The east wind moans of sea-bleached bones
Ameships that sink in sight of land !
But the cold east may rave and moan,
For her warm heart is all my own.
I dare not look upon thy face,
For I must soon away ;
Too much already its soft grace
liath won me to delay.
A few short hours, and I can gaze
On thy loved lorm no more ;
A dream will seem the pleasant days
Passed on this lovely shore,
Thy tender heart, it is so pure
I wish it not for mine ;
Too feverish and insecure
Would be this world worn shrine
For thou dost need such quiet home
As might befit the dove, [blow,
Where green leaves droop and soft winds
And peace attendson love.
1 Mee thee! but my heart path cunt
Its tenderness away ;
The plane metu'ries of the past
Leave little for to-day.
Thou art to me a thing apart
From passion, hope or fear;
Yet 'tis a pleasure to my heart
To heel thou art su dear.
It shows that I have something left
Of what youth used to he;'
The spirit is not quite bereft
That dreams of me like thee
And yet, I know another hour.
When 1 have left this
There will remain hut little power
In thv sweet vanislid smile.
When other smiles that are as sweet,
And might hulye been AS dear,
Shall make gay midnight moments fleet
Unlike the midnights here;
When they shall ask for pledge or song,
1 will not name thy name,
For other thoughts to them belong
Than st thy charming came
No more I e'er shall look again
Upon thy peaceful brow ;
Now back to yonder gliti ring main.
My bark the waves must plow.
When mirth and revel, feast and fight
Spread o'er life's troubled sea,
Ali, where will be the calm delight
That now entranceth me?
Thy blessed influence ever brought
The ilreams of early years ;
What childhood felt,what childhood thought
Its tenderness, its tears.
Farewell, the wind sets from the shore
The white foam lights the sea;
If - Heaven one blessing bath in store,
That blessing rest on thee!
#etected ffitorm.
Dick Archer was the station agent, and
as there was little to do, the place just
suited him, as,, he was fund of fishing and
hunting. Besides Dick, there were a teir
ter and a buy. The partEAr was a quiet,
lethargic man, the sun of one of his
lordship's woodmen ; and I don't know
how the station would have cot on at all,
little as there was to do, if it hadn't ht-en
for the boy. That boy was a perfect
treasure. I never saw a boy like hon for
nergy and firmness.
One clay. Dick came and told me that
there was to be a party 'up at the Hall, a
sort of upper servants' party.
At fifteen minutes after midnight the
up express passed through at full speed,
and it was hick's duty to be at ti-e sta—
tion to see the line all clear. Half, an
hour b.-fore the express came a goods
train usually, but it rarely stopped. Our
siding was not lung enough fur it tx; shut
into, and if there wasn't a truck to leave
it ran on to Greatford, a princi )le station
on the line, where it hunted for the ex
press to pass. After those two trains had
gone by there was nothing more for the
station agent to do.
I did not care to go but went to please
Nen: the Hall was the Burford inn.—
lindlord had a very pretty daughter,
too, Ellen Lanford, and in hie quiet way
Dick was very fond of her. Betty. en our
selves, I liked tier too; and thought about
her mop?. than I should have cared to lie
I was rather sorry for Dick, because I
could sue the girl didn't care fur him.
She was really a nice girl. I assure you,
well brought up and educated, and there
was a charm about her that seemed to
entangle one whether one would be or
not. However, I wasn't going to Inter
tere with Dick ; it would have been a
pretty return for his hospitality to have
cut h!in out on his own ground, even if
I'd had a chance to dO it.
I fancied that Dick had made up his
mind to bring things to a crisis this par
ticular night, ITU'd pot bitnseir np very
spruce in a dregs.' Mt mid clnlimiqered
shirt. and altogether looked very well,—
The Isuitords were going np to the Bab
in one of their Owliflies,and were to take
Dick with them ; 'mare walked up to the
Burford Arius to g ether. There Atom] the
fly waiting at thedoor, and Mr. Latidfiird
drpseiY in a blue coat uud brass buttons,
eapaci•ma white silk vaist-p9at,eilk stock
ings, and shorts. '
"Where's Ellen'?" Said Dick.
. _
"oh. she'd got a bid cold, aud. won't
come Jqmp Ur. Archer," said Mr.
"Stead by the 'tight though the ECOSIVCOS fb111"
Dick's face fell, and he hesitated as if
he'd a mind to say he would't go either ;
but he couldn't exactly do it, and he
crawled into the fly and went off with
old Lanford, es woe-begone as if he were
going to execution.
I stood in the porch of the Burford
Arms not thinking of going In, when
all of a sudden the thought came into
my head that Ellen had done this on
purpose. Dick had made such a fuss
.abort the party and her going to it that
she had come to the same conclusion as
myself, and made up her mind that he,
was going to put a certain question t 3
her that very night. Now .her not going
meant that she didn't want the question
asked. I can't describe what a thrill
went through me as I thought of that.—
The coast wry clear. Dick s chance was
gone. Was there a chance for me ?
Was I doing a sneaking thing? I won
dered, it , a I opened the door quietly and
walked in. As I went down the matted
passage my heart went loudly pit-u-pat.
I Mid come t•s resolve on the instant, and
every faculty I Lad was riorking hard to
justify it. lien• was a girl whom I hadn't
known more than a fortnight in a position
in which of choice I should not, have
looked for a wife, and yet I knew that I
must needs go on. I had set my face
that way, and there was no turning it.
The result of it was that before I left the
inn I had told Ellen that I loved her,and
had received her assurance that she loved
me in re , urn, and I was most happy.
, I left the ion and walked to the station
Dick was there, not having attended the
"Dick, - I said, plunging at once into
the middle of the subject—" Dick, would
you be surprised to hear that I was en
gaged to he married ?-
It WUS the paratline lamp over his head
no doubt, that threw such a yellow sin
ster glare into Dick's face as he slowly
raised 11;s eyes from the 'taper before
"To he married," said tie - "to be mar
ried eh ? Who is the fortunate fair, I
wonder ?"
I was rather relieved to find that Dick
w a s taking it thus lightly,and I went on :
"t have proposed to Eden Lanford to
night, and she accepted ay. If rte in
ierieied in any way with you, Dick, I'm
sorry ; I didn't intend to, but—"
"Interfere with the ?" interrupted be,
with a sort of sneer. "What on eartn
should make you think that ? I may have
flirted with her a little,hut that's my way
with girls. I assure you I had no inten
Lions exoept a little diversion."
"That's lucky," said I coolly, for I did
nut like his tone.
All or a sudden we heard a low mur•
inuring sound, wised by the bumming
f the wires on the telegraph overhead,
and the gentle vibration of the wood
work about u&
•ii's the express," cries. Dick his face
zrownw, livid, "and I haven't locked up
the pants ! Come and help me, Ned.
The 'goods' dropped a truck at the siding
and I never locked the points."
H. hurried out on the platform and
away to the switch that turned the points
off and on. I followed him closely, not
expecting however,that my services would
he reiitred, as the affair was only one of
an im.tant.
Dick ran to the switch, ar.d I stood by
the line, as I hare said, ran through a
wood ; and just beyond the station the
ground rose a little, so that there was a
cutting twenty or thirty feet deep.•At the
top of the bank was the distant signal,
which now shone a white light to the up
line. Beyond that the track ran straight
away over a broad level country. It was
a hue piece of engi %erring that ; a road
as straight as a dart, spanned here and
there by hridgesxonverging gradually till
it vanished to nothing on the horizen.--•
Five miles or more away you could discern
the lamps of the approaching train on a
ciear niziit. I could see the I•ghts now,
merzed into one yellow point that twin
kled like a star in the met ; and the
hum of the approaching train was dis—
tinctly to be heard, and yet she was two
miles away. Two miles away ! That
means two minutes—that was her head
ling speed : fOr every beat of one's heart
that mighty moving mass had leaped a
flying stride of some sixty feet. And be
hind this rushing cod of iron firea and
hot i•ealding vapor, luxuriant men and
sift limbed women sat and * dosed away
the moments—reading, perhaps. or bast' .
at some trifling task, or talking drowsily,
the lamps shining softly down upon their
h.-ads : and here in this quiet country
nook the ninon looked placidly down and
the stars twinkled through the rifts in
the white fleecy clouds, lurked death it
can't close the points, Ned l" cried
my friend, in a coarse excited whisper
"come and help me.''
Elid I thought for a moment I shonld
h tve rushed to the handle of the distant
signal and turned it to "danger." but"!
Wad confused by the imminence of the
"There's something between the points
triatt prevent their dlosing," he said.
I ran along the rail where the two set
of rails converged—the main line and the
siding. The siding was now open, 50
that the advanoitig train would be turned'
from tlw line, hurled against the earthen
bank and massive timber structure at the
end. Stey ; I found the source of the
mischief—between the end of one of the
moving points and the iron flange that
acted as a stop .when it' was fully closed
was a round white stone. licked the
stone away with my foot ; the points ire
spring ones, and closed sharply ¶ith a
sharp clang, pinching my foot between
the flange and the iron rail.
"Dick, open the points ; I'm caught !"
I cried.
I saw ;lie face in the moonlight; it was
like the face of is corpse, but his eyes
gleamed with ferocity and, mingled tri
u mph. Deliberately he fastened the chain
and padlock to the switch and. loAked It
np ; then he oriole a few Oink' strides
across the jlpe i t nil threw hiS arms around
my straggling frame,
-You'll be married, you will, to your
pet. yonr - tlarling," he hissed..
In that moment I remembered-her fa4'
and that Tawas then • speaking 'so*: site'
endearing words. Then, and' now:' Ail
my new-horn happiness seemed to return
upon me in a flood of sudden. uriiipOlta•
bit , bitterness. y on paw the train,
the Oarth ciitaktnk faits t!asSage. rushing
upon us - 'with horrible, staring, e”. 13 ;
istleing, - shrieking, roaring; - frothing
out rent gusts of white, hot steam, the
glare of its furnaces sweeping like light—
ening flashing across the dark, steep cut
ting. Pinned to the ground by my foot,
the strong gnu') of a madman about my
arms, I made one desperate, ineffectual
struggle, gave one despairing Cry re—
membered nothing more. -Other bends
must tell you the rest.
After my dear Ned had left me on the
night he first said that be loved me, I
rested for some time on the sofa, feeling
tired and quite sattsomehow, and yet
very happy. Then 1 tint out the candles,
and was going to bed. I was going
through the bar when I caught sight of
a slip twisted up and addressed to me in
large, blotched letters. It was from Rich
ard Archer.
I declare that I never gave Mr. Archer
any encouragement—at least not more
that any girl might have done to a young
man who was trying to make himself
agreeable ; certainly never since I saw
•Edward, and felt how vastly superior he
was iu every way to this Mr. Archer.
The note was short and rough.
"Eden," it began, not that 6r had any
right to address me in, that way—certaie
ly I was not and never had been "Ellen'
to him, but so it was—" Ellen yon have
deceived me,you and Ned Walters; but I
give you warning it is for the lust time.
You and be shall never marry ; I will see
you both dead first."
I was dreadfully frightened when I
read this ; but I came to the conclusion
that it was mere rodomontade when I be
gait to think it over calmly. I laughed '
at the idea of that whippersnapper, little
Archer, doing any damage to my Edward
and yet I was uneasy. Then father came
home in rather a bad temper. The party
had been a failure, for everybody had I
been,upset by that young Archer, who
behaved like a madman at the hall, told '
everybody Of his troubles, and abused
father to all the company, and at last
went off to walk home .to the station,
seeming quite wild and disturbed.
"It's all your fault; too," said father,
"flirting and encouraging that young chap
to come here." Father went to bed and
bade we put out the lights and go to bed
too. But still I couldn't get rid of my
uneasy feeling ; I couldn't make up my
mind to go to bed while I was uncertain
as to what might happen at the station
when Richard and Edward met, as they
w.tuld he sure to. I rill down the gar
den and opened the gate gently,anci went
along the path. In a moment. I stood
upon the bank overhanging the line, and
filen I liedid the express whistling avid
moan Ora 'long:Way off'. I made up my
mindto - stay . till the -, train went by ; and
I watched - it coming on,its lights growing
more distinct, and the wreaths of steam it
tnrew off looked like white fleecy clouds
in the sunbeams. All of a sudden I
- heard a sort of , smoothered cry in the di
rection of the station, and,turning round
I saw two men were struggling upon the
railway line, right in the way of the ex
press. They were Edward and Archer ;
and then in a moment it struck me that
Archer, mad with disappointment and
jealousy, meant to murder his friend aril
kill himself at the Same time by means of
the express. The train was just upon
them, in another half minute it would be
over them. I mould do nothing ; I could
only scream and look up to heaven. And
then I saw -a tight above my head, the
distant signal of the station shilling "All
right" to the advancing train. Instantly
there came into my head one of those in
spired thonghta that see.ned to be com
municated from Providence in momenta
of. sudden danger. • The wire of the sig
nal by which it was moved from the sta
tion ran along little posts along the side
of the line. If I could only reach that
wire and turn the signal to danger, I
might yet save my lover.
I'da;hed down the bank and over the
ditch at the bottom, and there my foot
struck against the wire of the signal, and
seizing it with both hands, I dragged it
with my utmost strength ; but it would
not mov e — no, I could not move it an
inch either way. I knew the reason af—
It was ono of these patent sig
nals, al4ays point to danger unless held
at safety by the wire from tee station,
and this wire now being held tight by a
lever at the station, which was fastened
in its place, nothing could move it. The
ground was now beginning to tremble
under mearith the swot rush of the train
and still the wire mocked all my efforts.
In a transport of frenzy almost I cast
myself upon it. It nroke—yes, it broke
with my weight thrown upon it—and
;with a clang and clatter the signal lamps
went round. An indignant roar of whis
tling from the engine told me the signal
had been seen, but with hardly abated
speed the train now went past me. I
shrieked loudly and waved my hands,and
I saw the fire' fly from the metals, and
heard the discordant scream of the wheels
against the rails. Then I rose and ran
toward the station.
Th 3 train 'had been' stopped just in
tnge ; the butlers almost touched poor
Ned; who was pinned there unable to es,
cape. HP was dreadfully b:nised, too, by
the - iron boot in which his boot had been
fixed, and we feared at one time that the
shock of those few minutes would pmve
too much for him. But we took him to
our house, where he had careful tending,
I assure you, and before long he wag his
old self once room, and goilbly dear to
his Ellen for the perils he had niidergone,
and 1 never can be suf4ciently thankful
that he was spared to me, for he is one of
the flflrest end beat—
Rather than listen to my wife's rhapso.
dies, I dare say you would like to hear
about, my poor friend Archer, whose sad
den.frenzy was so •nearly fatal to me. I
do him justice to say that I don't believe
this otitrage of his was pretneduated. It
seems that on this night the goods triVit
'had groppe4 a. 414 al, the siding ( and
the.pfirtef,.to save•hituself the trounle of
running backward and forward, to the
asvitph h ad janimed h stone in to keep
the points open: -The porter had gone
home,forgettingthat be had left this stone
there';• and blowing that the points were
self plosnig; sod that it was the station
master's business to lock tip-m up. had
tliciught no, more obont the matter, The
station mister, had his head full of -other
things, had forgotten to go and lock up
the points till be heard the distant roar
of the ixprkls ; Liar then, Sadden ihi
portunity present-u/¢ itself fo his iyarped
and litundicC4' mind; he" hail clutched at
the opportunity of involving his misera
ble sell and his . successful rival- in One
common doom. After that Dick was rtiw
mg mad, and was:confined in an asylum.
He was discharged, cured and nentosway
to America, where he was killed by an
engine on a 1, eel crossing. , 1 always
made out that it was au accident my be—
ing fastened in the points, and that, Dick
was trying to save me; but now that he
is dead, there is no harm in telling the
whole truth.
PattersoWs Boy
It is a true saying that "there are no
days like the old days," and, indeed, there
is no fiction so laughable as the real, hu
morous inctd.•nts of our boyhood days,
at least to us. who cat, so vividly remem
ber every look and gesture of some comic
adventure or incident, over which at the
time we so nearly split our sides that we
can't bear to, have a woman's finger pok
ing us in the ribs even to this day with—
out getting excited.
With this brief prelude,l . will introduce
Patterson's Boy. Now it has always been
an unanswered question, "Who struck
Billy Patterson ?" but Y am fully prepar
ed to answer for Parterson's Boy,and sol
emnly declare that it wasn't I who pulled
the string.
In my young days Patterson's Boy and
1 used to go for a swimming bath evely
Sunday mornir.g, during the summer, in
the Ohio River. We would go at an ear
ly hour, before sunrise, and, as he was a
sleepy headed youth,it required a voice of
thunder to rouse him from his snoring. I
got tired of the strain on my lungs, and
of seeing so many night—capped heads
poked out of the neighboring windows,
so I suggested to Patterson's Boy that he
tie a string to his big toe every Saturday
night,with the oth_.r end tied to the twice
and I could just quietly and gently pull
the string, and wake him without dis—
turbing the - neighbors.
Tllid plan worked well for a time, but
one night Patterson's Boy could not find
any other string to attach to his toe, but
a strong, closely twisted cotton cord,call—
ed in the West a troll litie,strong enough
to hold the largest fish in the river; so
he tied the string securely to his toe, and
with the other end fastened to the fence
be went to ski-p in all 'he sweet security
of innocence,aud soon his childlike snore
was mingling with the joyous music of
katydids and jar bugs. There was also
another innocent youth who lived across
the street fro.n the paternal mansiorrof
Patterson's Boy. The course of true
love never did run smooth.
Now of course these boys loved each
other, but a little unpleasantness sprang
up once netween them, owing to a little
game of marbles, in which Patterson's
Boy came out so Mr ahead that the other
boy could never understand it ; and it
had been a puzzle to him ever since, al—
though he never cast any iinputation on
the honor of Patterson's Boy, aud,gener
ously overlooking it,!ie loved him as well
as ever, and would go over and eat pie
with him whenever they had a baking at
Pat terson's.
One morning, however, this boy got up
early to solve the problem of thatgame
and, seeing the string tied to the fence,
he thought that might throw some light
on the subject, 'venially as he knew the
other end was tied to the toe of Pattkr—
sou's Boy. Now Patterson's calf was ly—
ing down by the fence near the string, so
the boy went up quietly, and patted the
calf on the head, and petted at until he
had gained-its coufi.lenee by false preten•
ces, and then he unfastened the string
from the fence and tied it on over the lit
tle still by horns of the calf ; th?n he
went over and sat on the gate post to
watch the result.
I- In a few minutes I came walking along
to wake 'Patterson's Boy for our swim,
and when I approached the fence the
calf jumped up in fright, and started on
a run across the lot. I heard a terrible
racket inside, and the tumbling over of
tables and chairs, ai.d then u yell from
"Patterson's Boy," as he came through
the window with nothing but his'shirt
on, and, with a kind of half hammon
hop, step and jump, he went after that
calf, while the tail of his shirt sailed out
on the breeze and flopped like au election
banner on a winday day.
Away they went around the yard, over
the wood-pile, through the garden, over
beans, awl peas, and tomato vines i and
then disappeared in the con,, where the
rattle of the dried earn blades and the
yell of "Patt4son's Boy"
,was all that
indicated anything interesting down
there. But, rackety clack, they came I
I back again, and "Patterson's Boy" had
taken a death grip on that, ine to relieve
the unpleasant strain on hie toe, and as
the calf had got warmed up to its work
they were qiitking better time than ever.
They made all the near cuts and sharp
turns and curves around that yard ; they
upset barrel's and pans, broke dowttall
the pretty flowers in.ihe front yard ;they
knocked down a shelf ; and smashed all
the jars of preserves, and then they dis
appeared for a moment tinder the wood
shed, where "Putterson's Boy" could he
heard thumping his head againts the old
traps piled lip there.
But it never got really lively find irate.
resting uptil the calf upset the beehiVe.
Turn tae lenazin,g of die bees,'on that
sweet Sabbath morniug,wais so- suggestive
of the land where milk nod honerflows
that it was strange it "Putteraidn's 'Boy''
didn't appreciate it. I think he.did,frotn
the way lie hopped and danced,and yelled
and kicked and roared:
By this time Patterson came out, and
got an old scythe, and mowed around
with it until he cut that blasted old string
and got his only son in the house. They
put some more clothing on .hirp, as that
shirt ho started put with was all gone.
It was interesting to see him. Hui nose
stuck out like a large. fall grown tomato;
his ears were sa large and thlok as , iyout
hand; his.month looked like a Mile in a
lickleberry. duMpling, and his eyes..-
well, he:didn't have any eyes; at least
you couldn't see any.
It was an extraordinary occasion to the
family, bat when . ,I asked him. if 4e was
going swimming With me, and that other
boy wanted him to play tnarblekthe-Pat—
'emit family thought we didn't appreoi;
ate the situation, and qld Pattefion lifted
us with his hoot,
Something about millt,--water,
TZAMS.;-='lSirsti .tobillits Per 'Year in AditObe.
attt Wahl,
I turn to you, love, in : my trouble;
I know I ought not, but 1 timid speak or die
Tve found - envoi 13st that all bliss is a bubble—
Don't think, tbough,with Jabk , there Is aught
gone awry;
Our house is sUperb,snd dear Jack is just' splen
The baby the sweetest that ever you saw,
I think that my home would Heaven 'de
scended •
To Earth, were it not for—my mother-In
• law. •
'Of course, I set oat with a view to adore
Jack's mother, you know I—l threw open my
And dully in humblest salaams bent before
To win her affection, I tried every art.
I credited her split: all good In creation,
! shut my eyes tight and would not see a
But now, spite of all, to my own consterna
tion, •
I find myself hating my mother-in-law
If I wish for a thing, she'll advise the contrary
She waylays my orders for dinner and ten,
She worries the nurse-maid, and nags cook and
Mary ;
Criticises my friends, and politely snubs me.
She tries to control all my household expenses;
She'd keep every key, If she could, in her
claw ;
With strictures she drives me half out of my
-I wonder if Job had a mother-in-law?
And Jack, if he knew It, of course would be
worried ;
But men are so stupid ; and I'll never tell !
He wonders, I know, why I often seemed cur•
Yet to speak would be useleas, I know very
In some things no bat than a man can be blind
He'd not understand, but just" answer, "Oh,
pshaw I
She doesn't half mean it. Go on and don't
mind her—"
Just fancy "not minding" my mother-in-law.
I dance at a party, "Such cubduct's huprop
If t smile at a partner, there's .straightway a
scene ;
f I buy a new• dress, she county up every cop
And sighs, "Such extravagance never was
seen r
She manages always withsucb a sly kriack.teu.
She makes folks believe, she's a saint without
I half wish I were dead, Nell—and baby anti
Jack too—
In !leaven one can't have a mother-in-law.
She ruled her own household ; why can't she
permit me
To govern in turn in my own now as well?
If you've any advice (there. .post time I) re
mit me
The same. Adieu, darling I
As ever, yours;
P. S.—Of all wives. Nellie dear, my surmise is
Mother Eve was the luckiest the world ever
saw ;
Though they lost an estate in a certain "Fel
She and Adam bad never a mother-in law
=hYrAings ; &rimer for .FUretary.
74osue puffing.
The London' Sanitary Reand of December
26, has the following: "The extreme and con- .
tinued severity of the weather has called public
attention to the best means of combating the'
fatal influent:* exercised by the lowness of the
temperature on the vital powers of the young,
the feeble, and the aged. Many suggestions
have been Made for the purpose of• keeping up
the amount of yital beat necessary to ettunter
act the depressing action of the extreme cold,of
which none excel, if they equal, the sensible
advice contained in Mr.itawlidson's letter tate
ly:pnblisbed In the Timm In thele communi
cations he advocates the employment of warm
clothing sons to economize the.vital. heat gen
' crated in the body, and to prevent its mdiation.
Re points out tba inutility of warming rooms
to an excessive degree, and at the same time
wearicg thin clothing, slnee'vital hint' is-getter
ated in the body itself, not absorbed'from the
outside. It therefore becomes a question what
material is best adapted id retain, therheat, and
to prevent its radiation to tho outer . air., Ex.
periments conducted by Dr.
.Erieger tend, to
show that flannel and Woolen: hiateriala itnatver
this' tiatitosit more nifty' th . ai any other 'manu
factured matenals. The sante Series of experi
ments also demonstrate that kits& fitting gar.
merits tend to keep us much wanner;Wm Light
fitting ones. The reason
l ot this le' that our
clidhing not only renders he. air still 'ariniiin
es, but It alse . regidates tempeisture by the
betitthat leaves out tintlicii' We heat our ger.
OMM/timid they contlanslirbeat the air pus;
ing througb,.the meshes end pores el. the akin.
We do not feel the !assist' head which our cloth
endergoes, as we should if the were, to
strike air snake° without liavteg'beett - previ.
ously prepared by . our dress, the Alfferenees of
temperature' balance 'themselves'. within the
materiel we are clothed in, and of which the
ends of
,our cutaneous' nerves form, no, part-
inside our dress. Our , temperature averages
about degrees Filirenbeit, Which is best
kept in by' 'rengh, lonie',WrieUti-textureti, While
garments df silk and linne:nsitauld be svoided ,
AnutheT tiorreeilOndast of the Timis points out
the VAlue-of fir as a nonconductor of heat Imre
the, body,and:recornmends e more seneral use
Of the cheep/ kinds of furs and alai; wspeelsi
ly for 'persaiii Obliged to be ' meek; in, the open
air. There cati'be no question is to the physt/
ological soundness of this to eoramendition. , 4
fur isso arranged that its tine projecting hair la
4re..aPtll all 00 heat Wh!ch. ,flows :.from the
face by radiation and conduction, and , .
tiles this leafthreugh the iir:which circulates
ile.tween thaVingle cylinders; the liner rho ,
hair of the' , fur thy mare It ;skis up' the !outgo.
lug heat, and, however veld the air t may: be, It
tillebes tile go:Nese!, the akin lusts Warmed stir.
,anitnals in winter, when touched frt.
imrticially, give a cold sensation. It is 'only
ntstr the elan that Omit' WO 'fee*wainii.'
orient •cold, certainly' little of our anhnsl heel
comes' sµ WAD , . the palate of the -half, tram
which it *add radiate or' be Conducted into.!; -
thealr:; ' The current of air in the hir cools the
,alr ; from ita points towards the roots, and ase
Torer cold penetrates only a little , further into
the fur, without necessarily, retching the skin
of 'Sega:me.. All this tends to shoW that to
very severe cold the outflow of heat by the
Into the air contained in the fur or within the
dress occurs through - one - route only—that of "
conduction. When a furls wom,no heat comes
'to the surface for radiation as soon as the point&
of the hair have, the temperature of the aur
rounding,air. Evaporationalio stoke to a min•
bectiuse at lip degrees Fahrenheit under
freezing point . all formation of aqueous vapor
already ceases, and nearly all the heat to; the
fur and thedressis-employed to heat the arriv•
tog sir, whose velocity -increases,. according.' to
temperature. These researches, made •by Pro
lessor Pettenkoffer and Dr. Krieger, all go to
prove the foetidness of the conclusions
at by 3fr.Rawlinson and the 7'imet correspond
eat, to whose recommendation in favor of fur
clothing we have refund, and demonstrate be
yond doubt. that all-persons, old- or young, fee
ble or strong, who .value the preservation of
their health or their 'lives should, as far es pos
sible, in inclement weather, clothe theMselves
in flannel, woolen,and fur garments, eschewing
silk and the lighter materials until the advent
of a more favorable season."
Dress reform does not consist in returning to
primitive simplicity or In adopting for every
body a set costume, alter the fashion of the
Chinese and-the Japanese. A. number of emi
nent-ladies have recently held a dress reform
oinvention in Ohio the must significant feature
of which consisted lu the fact tha•iirtese; In' its
relations to health, was the principal topic of
discussion. And it Is mainly to this point, in
our opMion, that dress reformers must confine
themselves, if they hope to make any progress.
For it will be impossible, in any country of free
dom of action and Injenendence of will, to in
troduce class costumes, or insist that the ser
vant shall dress very differently from her mis.
-tress. The teshions which prevail in the parlor
will also rule in the kitchen ; the country . will
copy the town.. Most people will dram' as well
as they can afford, whatever their station in
lite. Whether a man or a woman drert . ses In
good taste or not,er accordirii to bygieitie laws
is a trotter of education; and in this direction
-dress refogners have a legitimate field tar labor
lien dress in a comfortabie,seggible, healthy
manner, and' as regards material and style, ac
cording to their occupations. No good reason
exists isby Women should not do the same.—
Tile farmer's wife, whO has ber own 'domestic
duties to perform, who has much walking or
working in the fields to accomplish,should dress
for the part, and substitute short skirts for long
ones until she is at liberty to enter her parlor, s
lady of leisure. At cburch,also,or In the street
.no good . reason exists why she may -not ;dress
like her more opulent sisters of the town. , But
no woman should wear a dress which tends to
injure her health, by compressing vital parts,or
preventing exereise. If the use of eurSets has
become an abuse, it can besorreeted by tividit
fusion of proper physiological information, end
in no other way. After all, what we mostly
neethts independence, so [bleach woman may
modify the fashions to suit periOnal conven
ience and necessities.
Those is a plenty of pluck left in the world
We read the other day of the. !knit of an old
gentleman at Shreveport, La.. name was
Henry Washington; he was eighty years old,
and was of the blood of the Country's Father.
Long a resident of the District of Columbla,he
went down to Louisiana to engage in the buil
flies of surveying—the prolession in. early life
Of hts great kinsman; whose useful exploits to
the surveying of Virginia wild lands are
brought to mind by these incident. As Mr.
Washington is stated to have - been in comfor
table circumstances we presume that his last
work was undertaken to satisfy an energy
which ho Lad not outlived. Here again we
have the story of a merchant in Boston,who to
the great conflagration of 18V. lost $1,750,000,
being insured. fora comparative trifle. , He Im
mediately began to rebuild, as everybody knew
he would, who saw him perfectly calm and eel
lected—he could hardly have been cool—on the
Sunday morning after the fire. This gentlemin
has just competed the last of the buildings. He
has not sold a toot of land, and he has not bor
rowed a dollar, ,He hasmade simply what the
fire lett him, do the great work. Yes; there is
Plenty of pluck left In this world.— Thlune.
Gentlemen who pride themselves on their
luxuriant beards will take comfort in' knowing
'that the mustache is natural respirator, defend
ing the lungs against thelnhalation'of cold and
dust. It is a protection of the face and throat
against cold, and is equally in warm climates
a safe-guard - for those parts , against excessive
heat The mustache id blackeimiths show by
their color the dust which they stop as a natur
al respirator, and which, if inhaled, would he
injurious. , The mustache is; beneficial to those
Who follow the craft of millers, bakers, mas
ons, to workers in metals, etc. Full beards are
said to he a defense against bronchitis and sore
throats. It is' asserted - that the's:ippon!' and
miners of the French array, whet are noted for
the site and. beauty a their hoards, enjoy
special immunity from affections of this toter*
The, growth of hair has been recommended to
Pericles liable to take cold easily.
Spmehody has been at the trouble. calculating
She average number of hairs which grow, on as
average person's heart It is found that, the
number varies according, to the color Of the'
hair. Light or blonde hair is the most
' lesuri
eat the average ofthis number being 140,000.
When the halt is brown, tho usual number is
much' Tess, being only 110,049 while black Mint
reach only, the average, amount of 103,000. It
might-naturally be supposed thata light haired
iieiscni taring 'ttte most hair would have the.
greatiiit Weight to carry, but' it is not So. That
which is' lightest in color-is also lightest in
weight; adds lady with arautdant flaxen locks
is as light•headed as one whose tresses are of a
raven hue. fleece it follows that the former la
of a finer teiture than the latter.
The pupils of a girls . school In Pittshurgb.ialt
for their daily • promenade, were recce4 mis
taken Air an ,approaching .band of temperance
.Keforincrs, arid their appearance Rag _ the signal
tor a general closing of the saloons.
A citizen of Delta; lowa, writes to the Post;
master-Genend; "If you don't send tome one to
run this'erc.pcot-oftua purty soon trilby throaid
In the riyer, for I'm going off on y beat...hunt
and can't fool any attn."
'~~'z,;gr. T.
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