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In the antc-rnom of Moro.lith t: Son's
great cotton factor', in PhiMalclpIii;i, a
group of girls were standing engaged in an
animated disc-nion. They were all young,
some pretty, all dressed' neatly, thong!,
many wore ill chosen and unbecoming finery.
One of these, who had a mock gold ehaii:
and bracelets, and a profusion of jet trim
mings upon a cheap silk dress, spoke very
emphatically "It is the .stingiest proceed
ing I ever heard of!"
'What are you all so excited about?"
asked a pretty little blonde, coming in from
"Ellen Churchill !"
"Dear me ! What has been 'doing now ?
You are always discussing some dreadful
deed of Ellen's. I like her myself."
"Yes, we all know that," said the first
speaker ; "you will defend anything Ellen
"Hut what has she done ?"
"Kefused to sign the subscription list for
the tankard to be presented to Mr. Hod
man." "And Mr. Iludman has been such a good
friend to her !" said a third voice.
The little blonde, b'usy Whiting by name,
looked rather sfaggf-rod at the new accusa
tion against her friend. Mr. Ju;dir.an, mana
ger for Meredith & S;n for nearly fifty
years, was about to retire on account of the
i.iiirniiiit s of age, and the persons engaged
in the great factor' wore collecting money
to bu a silver tankard to present to him.
He was a kindly old man, and always to
lend a helping hand to the small army t.f
j work-poopie uinkr bis control ; so thut the
presentation was reaoy a gut oi iove.
Ellen Churchill had come to the great
factory two years rovious to the date of
the i;:lig!o:!t ion meeting i;i the ante-room
and bra! risen to the positi on of forewoman
in c ue of the !o. m-rooms. Shu was a hand-
sum- girl of about twenty when she appli !
i for woik. and by every action and word bo
il ayed the faet that she had stej pod from
it life of it -llm itieiit to the ilrudger' of a
factory hand, iler low, even tone betrayed
the la.lv in its well chosen words : and her
.-I in;, white hand.? bore no trace of toil up
on their imov.th skin. She was courteous
! to who came into intercourse with her,
j hut intimate vi:h none. She had nursed
Se.sy Wi.kli'g through a long period of
j ( i.'iit:";i.!Ms fever, wiping the devotion of
j that little Maiden, and the manger soon
! j ut h. r ii.to positions of trust till she be-
e:iiee loi eui iiiaa. iiore l.er t-r.u atio;i en
abled her to keep the books required in the
room, thus (bedding her salary.
And lare was the great ground of com
plaint by her yoinpanb n-. it was well
known tie.t tie.: salary f Ellen Churchill
was sellhieiit to warrant a good style of
living and d res-dug. In the great board-iug-houv
v.d.ere sevtnty of tt:e girls had
roo!::s. she c e;id Wi ll aih-rd to ay for the
best, t coiitri; tite to the' a.viio.-enient iT the
house, at: 1 dress well. lusteud cf all this,
she lived in the attic, joorly furnished,
with a tiny stove, where she cooked the
cheapest of food. Ilrr dress was of the
coarsest description, made by her own hands,
and i-o ornament broke its severe simpli
city, sdio never spent money in any pleasure-seek
bag. nor j. .ined in :iy of the quiet
meniiiicnt in the house. J'ut the crown
ing enormity was the lvfu-ul to con
tribute to the silver tankard.
The excited group in the ante room dis
persed for the day, walking home in the
twilight cf .eoptt -riiber evening, and still
thev talked cd the young faivwoman.
"The ftuvstion is," said. Mary Leigh, who
had teen tbrenior t in lb e ante-room discus
sion, "what does she do with her money?
She never puts any in t lie f.r.tory savings
batik ; she certainly q-cuds nothing on her
dress. Where is it ail then ?"
"Perhaps she supports her parcn'ts ?"
"Poth dead ! 1 have heard her say so !"
"Well, 1 dare say Mr. Podinan won't
think her such a paragon as he has done,
when he misses her name from the sub
"And Walter P.odman will probably re
sent the insult to his lather."
There was an exultation in the tone of
the last remark, but ill-concealed. Walter
Jlodrnan, the only child ;f the old manager,
was in the count iug-hcu-e of the factory,
with every pro-pect of soon becoming a
partner. A man past thirty, he had risen
in the employ of Meredith !i Hon, from
a hid of fourteen, and had saved inoin-y
from a handsome salary, with the avowed
intention of purchasing a place in the firm',
upon the anticipated retirement of old Mr.
Meredith, who was known to f.tVor the in
tention. A lining all the clerks and work
men in the great factory, there was n. one
i ' ' e " i
so nanos me as aiter xioonjuti, i.oi.e so
quietly refined in manlier, none so great a
favorite with all. Pi t he had gone through
thirty years cd'hfe, fancy free, until Ellen
Churchill came to fhe factory.
There was gome-thing in the noble, re
fined face of the young girl that attracted
Walter jlodman from the first. That there
was some heavy trouble brooding in the
sadness of her great dark eyes he never
doubted ; but if ever purity and goodness
Were pictured in human coiinlenance, they
were in Ellen's. From his father he learn
ed much of the new-comer, of the. quick
adaptability she showed for work evidently
new to her, of the almost masculine brain
that fitted her so soon to take control of
the loom-room where over a hundred girls
were at work.
Of her antecedents, he knew only that
she, brought a letter from the clergyman of
her pal ish, in a small town of New York
Stale. That she was a woman of culture
and refinement they could see for tbein-iclvc:,.
- - .
Put Walter Podman, bv natuoc frank
and true, as his heart more and more ac
knowledged Ellen for its queen, grieved
over the evident mystery in her life. While
in her conversation she advanced noble and
generous views, her whole style of living
was penurious to an extent rarely soon in
women of her age, when living upon a ir-uch
smaller salary than she commanded. It was
not merely economy, but saving pushed to
There was a struggle constantly in the
mind of the 3oung clerk a struggle be
tween his love and his fear of repentance,
if he "urged his suit. It was revolting t,o
him to think of his wife conducting his
household upon parsimonious principles, re
fusing to bestow of his abundance in charity,
dressing meanly, and perhaps influencing
him to the same miserly habits. And 'et,
one hour with Ellen drove away all such
The law, soft voice, til ways tinged by
her habitual sadness, conveyed such a mir
ror of a pure, tender heart, a cultivated
mind, a noble soul, that Walter forgot the
coarse, mean dress, the many stories rife
in the factory of Eileu's stinginess and knew
he loved her as he had never before loved
Put when the silver tankard was pre
sented to Mr. itodniaii. and Ellen's name
was not upon the list of contributors to the
p if t. Walter experienced a sharp pang of
disappointment. lie knew that Ids father's
recommendation hail gained Eileu her first
place j:i the factory, that she had found a
tinu friend in him, and owed her rapid ad
vancement to his interest and influence. And
yet she had refused her mite to the gifts
that testified the good feeling of her fellow-workers
i'i the factory !
Father and son bad long been confiden
tial friends ; and on the evening following
the presentation I ho latter opened bis heart
and told all his doubts and fears. Mr. Hod
man listened oaietlv.
"Yet you hive Ellen," he said.
T b ve her." replied Waiter, '-but ! could
never be happy with a mi.
th a miserly wife."
Ellen, how little she deserves that
reproach 1 " said Mr. Podman. ?-I shall
viola! c a confidence reposed in me. when I
tell you how you misjudge her, but 1 think
1 cm trust you."
"No; 1 heard the story from the clergy
men of Letiw-.od, her native village, w ho
wiote to me before she came here. He is
an old frieed of mine, tod knew he could
confide in roe. 1 will tell you what he
wrote to me. Fix years, ago Ellen's mother
died, leai:igiii her care a sickly step
brother, then elevt u years old. Her own
father bad left Ellen a pretty cottage, and
had a small income from the fruit and poul
try on the place, where she made a suf.i
eieut living by teaching mvi-ee and playing
the organ in the' church. When her mother
died, leaving Stephen Jrady, her step
brother, an orphan and penniless I for her
stop father before his death squandered ail
her mother's lit t bo fortune), Eileu promised
to care for tic boy. Pemeuiber, she was
hut sixt.-eu herself, th.iugh early care had
matured her far be-yon I her actual years.
"The boy grew up like his father, reek
less of expeudiiure, loose in principle, yet
tender to his sister-mother, and one of those
loving scapegraces who always win some
good woman's devotion. lie won Ellen's.
Sh thought herself bound by her promise
to her mother to make every sacrillee for
Stephen, and she faithfully tried to lead
him away from the companions and evil in
fluences that were ruining his life. Three
years ago a friend of Mrs. (Irady's took
Stephen into bis counting house. Here
he was to learn the hook-keeping, and for
a time he worked steadily. Then the bad
company that had ruined his boyhood again
exerted v.n evil influence, and he learned
to gamble. Pemember, Walter, he was
hot fourteen, and Ellen but five years older.
"One of his i.eeomplishments was the
power of imitating handwriting, ami In the
persuasion of some older heads he forged a
check of two thousand dollars cm the firm
he was with. The cheek passed the bank
undetected, lbr the cashier was in the habit
of paying over largo sums to (Jrady. Put
when it. was returned to the firm, the for
gery was discovered and traced to Stephen.
Then the truth came out that he had gam
bled away the entire amount, tea 1 the men
who had urged the crime and pocketed the
money had lied, leaving the lad to bear the
consequences. He was arrested, and re
pentance came when he saw the full cou
fieqeiico oi Ills acts.
"It was then that Ellen proved herself
the noti; woman I believe her to be. She
was iaj fieri tig already for her brut Iter's
crime, having lost her place as organist, and
n.ost of her mu.-do pupils having left her.
Despite all this, she went to the firm and
pleaded for the lad. i ier el -quence gained
him .something. They agreed not to pro
secute, but to allow the boy to leave the
town, and go to an uncle who was willing
to give him another trial in a Yvestern city,
if mark that if, Walter it Ellen would
pay the two thousand dollars and interest
wi bin two years.
"She undertook the task. Stephen was
released and sent to his fathers' brother,
where le is doing Hell, and Ellon left her
home and came here, hoping for higher
wages than she could earn in her own town.
I, kuovdng all, advam-ed her interest in
every v.'ay. ?oouth after month, denying
here-self everything but the barest neces
saries of life, she has sent her earning t
wipe oil her brother's debt. With the rent
id' the house and what she s.ivca here she
has paid it all, the last installment being
acknowledged in a Ltter I handed to her
ye-tt rday. You can undcrst ind why she
could ii.-t take even a few dollars lo sub
scribe fbr a present to me when I tell you
the two years expired on the very day
when the last hundred dollars were iv
ceived. Now, Walter, you know Ellen's
secret. J udgc for yourself if she is a
"She is as noble and self-sacrificing as
my heart always told me she was, in spite
of appearances" said Walter, warmly. "To
morrow I will see if the can ever return
''Not to-morrow," said Mr. Podman,
smiling. "Ellen went home this after
noon, her task finished. Oat of the sum I
paid her for the last week of her toil here,
she begged my acceptance of the copy of
Longfellow upon the table beside you, ask
ing mo to believe she was grateful for my
kindness to her. Let her rest a little from
her long strain of self-sacrifice and toil,
Walter ; and then if jou can win her love,
I will gladly give her a daughter's place in
my lien rt."
inter had come and gone, and spring
sunshine was making all nature glad, when
one cheery morning, the train through Len
wood left a single passenger et the- village
station. Ifo was a tall, haiHisouio man,
dressod well, without foppishness, and he
inquired of a nvi at the station for the
residence of Miss Church hill.
"The fii st white cottage as you turn the
second street from here " was the reply.
It was soon foun 1, and at the gate the
traveler halted. The windows, shaded hy
a wide veranda, were open, and he could
see the tasteful parlor. Near the window
uteod a handsome woman, trailing a vine
over network of string, iler face was
partly averted ; but the stranger could see
that id! the pallor and sadness of the past
Upon the graceful figure was a dress of
fleecy muslin, tastefully made, and trimmed
with soft lace r utiles at throat and wrist,
and a few well chosen ornaments. Sud
denly some inner sense seemed toomed
too tell Eilea she was matched. She
turned, and saw Walter Hodman looking
earnestly, wistfully at her. A quick flush
swept ac ross her cheek, and her eyes lighted
giady ;ts she came forward to meet him.
"May I come in ?" he asked, opening
the little gate.
"I am very glad to welcome you," she
answered, and then extended her hands as
he sprang lightly up the steps.
It is tiot fair to refloat lovers' talk. Suf
fice it that before Walter left the little cot
tage to take the return train, he had won
the dearest wish of his heart ; and when
summer roses bloomed, Elicit became the
bridge of the junior partner of Meredith
i'c Co., the new firm of the factory where
she had woiked so faithfully.
How to Control a Boy.
A woman with a long chin and other
marks of personal beauty called at the
Central Station at an early hour and in
troduce! herself to Pijah as a widow
woman and the mother of a twelve-year-old
hoy whom she could not control.
"Can't control him, eh ?" mused the old
man, as he scratched his head. "What is
his worst feature ?"
"Well, I can't keen him in nights," she
"Can't eh? And you want to know
w hat I'd do if he was my boy ?"
"Well, I'll tell you, madam. In the
first nlace I'd order a car-load of railroad
iron. When I got it I'd lay the boy on
the floor on his hack, and then I'd f ile
the bars this way and that way, and across
and up and down till I had four tons
holding him down, and then I'd sit down
on top the heap and v.tk hitn if he lUt like
"Put isn't railroad iron quite costly ?"
she cautiously inquired.
"Well, it's a good deal cheaper than it
was, madam, but if you can't afford to try
that plan why don't you get an auger about
four feet long and bore it through your boy,
and into the back door ?"
"It might kill him, Mr. Joy."
"Very likely, but isn't it better for you
to kill him now than for him to wander
out West in his middle age and be choked
to death with a cheap rope ?"
"Then you Would kill him now, would
" "I would."
"1 don't see how I can, and yet it may
be the best v.'ay," she said, and the tears
fell so fast that she dropped her veil and
'.vent out. Dttt't it Free 1'rcsr,.
Blessiiiss cf Woman's Society.
All men who avoid female society have
dull perceptions, and are stupid, and have
gross tastes and revolt against what is
pure. Your club swaggeres, who are
sucking the butts of billiard cues all night,
call female society insipid. Poetry is as
uninspiring as a yoke ; beauty has no
charms to a blind man ; music docs not
please a poor beast, who does uot know one
tuna from another; but, as a true epicure
is hardly ever tired of water, sauce, and
brown bread and butter, I protest I can
sit for a whole night talking to a well
regulated, kindly woman about her daugh
ter Fanny or her boy Frank, and like the
evening's entertainment. One of the
greatest benefits a man can derive from a
woman's society is that he is bound to be
respectful to her. The habit is of great
good to your morals, men, depend upon it.
Our education makes us the most eminently
selfish men in the world, and the greatest
benefit that we have is to think of some
body ti) whom we are bound to be con
stantly attentive and respectful.
Pi: caha in arguing, for fierceness makes
error a guilt, and truth discourtesy.
VISIONS ON JO GEE HILL.
mhs. vrn.cox s voyacf. to heaven in a
JO U EN C 1 1 A K 1 1 T K EM A It K A T.E A FFL1C
TIONS, TU ANTES, REVELATIONS, AND
I'UOPIIECIES OF A Vt'AWAVAXDA MO
MAN A CIIAI'TEil OF 1'KOSESTANT
51 1 RAT EES.
From the Middlctown Argus.
Mrs. C. S. Wilcox lives on Jo Geo Hill,
an historical eminence lying within a short
distance of Slate Hill, in the neighboring
town of Wawayanda. Pepeated efforts
have before been unsuccessfully made to
indoce the immediate relatives of the lady
to furnish for publication an account of
her strange and numerous physical afdie
tions, miraculous visions, and prophecies.
The account, as obtained bv us from the
lips of Mr. Wilcox, the husband, we now
lay before our readers.
In IStJd they were living in the town of
Minisiiik. Suddenly his wife was attacked
with violent cramps. The attacks increased
in violence, until at last her body would
become as rigid as stone, in which state
she would lie lbr hours apparently uncon
scious of all that was going on about her.
Ail remedies were unavailing, (hie day
the patient, upon returning to conscious
ness, told Iter friev.ds that she and heard a
voice which said she would get better the
next morning. Immedir.tely after she ex
perienced another violent attack, again
became insensible, and remained so for a
number of hours. Pccovering conscious-ne-:s,
she said that a heavenly-winged
vision appeared to her saying. "Pear with
it, you will be aiiiict:i.l but three times
more." After three more attacks, she be
came perfectly healthy and remained so
In 180.1 the family moved to Jo Gee
Hill. In their new home Mrs. Wilcox
continued to enjoy good health until 1870,
when suddenly she suffered partial par
alysis of the tongue, and almost entirely
lost the power of speech. Then one side
of her body was paralyzed, and this was
followed by loss of sight anil hearing. In
this helpless and pitiful condition she lay
fbr eight weeks. Her left hand still re
tained some liitle power of motion, and
with it she would fill a slate with writing,
every word clear and distinctly by itself,
and this though she had written but one
or two letters during her married life, and
knew nothing of writing with her left
hand. While watching beside her one
evening, her friends saw her, as they sup
posed pass into peaceful slumber. She
slept through the next clay. The family
became much alarmed, but about 7 o'clock
in the evening she opened her still sight
less eyes. Inmiexliatcly she motioned for
her slate, and she wrote upon it that she
had been raised to heaven in a golden
chariot, lit upon its way through space by
a bright star. AH about her in heaven
were stars innumerable, so bright that the
way was golden with their light. Pound
about through the beautiful streets she
rode until at last she came before the King
upon his throne, who, as she confronted
him stopped her and said. "Woman your
faith has been tried in every way, and it
h;ts lived through all. By it you will
again be well in all your body except your
hand." Thereupon she was brought back
to earth ami laid upon her bed, upon touch
ing which she awoke.
A few hours before the time she had
fortold that she would have her lost senses
restored to her, she passed into a gentle
slev'p. This was about iJ o'clock in the af
ternoon. In the evening at S o'clock, she
awoke, and immediately sat up in her bed.
her sight, hearing, and speech fully restored
to her. She rose from bed, and walked from
the room. Iler hand still continued power
less. For some time after this she continued
to enjoy good health. Suddenly she again
lost her sight, and with it the use of two
of her limbs. In this condition she con
tinued for six weeks, when again while in
a trance she was promised restoration to
health, this time within a month. She said
the word came to her in the sound of a
whistle, and that she believed her friends
would hear the whistle sound which was to
summon her to be well again. Shortly be
fore the appointed time she passed into
slumber, and Iter friends gathered watching
about her. As they were waiting, they
declare they distinctly heard a whistle.
The patient rose from her bed and walked
through the house. She asserted that r.s
the whistle sounded a voice said to her,
On the 21st of last January Mrs. Wilcox
had a stroke of paralysis, by which one side
was entirely disabled. Upon the following
Wednesday morning, she said :
light, that glorious light. Hear that voice,
that sweet voice, which is saying tome,
'No greather faith was in old Israel than
yours. It will make you well on Sabbath
day to proclaim my power on earth before
A number of the nighbors were present
on the following Sunday. About twelve
o'clock Mrs. Wilcox was asleep. Shortly
before one o'clock sho awoke, saying she
heard a voice which said : "Arise ! Arise !
that my power may be made manifest."
She arose f rom the bed well, and has con
tinued well to this time. Mrs. Wilcox is
about fifty years of age, and in all respects
a good woman, and a most devoted Chris
tian. She fully believes she has entered
the portals of the heavenly kingdom, and
that she has seen the Master iu his glory.
Love may be a pure and holy . passion,
but still there is a good deal of Cupidity
Where the oifeuce is, let the great axe
Whin to Prun Fruit Tje-s.
Long experience shows that when it is
desirable to produce a free growth of shoots
and leaves, pruning should be done when
the trees are dormant, its in the winter rea
son, or early in the spring, before the sap
begins to flow. When fruit trees ,'ippear
to grow too rapidly, and to produce too
much wood, they ma' be pruned modera
tely in the summer season, cutting away
a portion of the wood bv d egrees ; but a
shoot growing in an improper place, may
be cut away at any time. At an experiment
made by pruning apple trees every month
in the year, for two seasons, showed that,
the wounds of the branches cut in February
and March, at the end office years, when
all had healed over, were found to be tie
least decayed under the healed surface.
When trees are pruned in winter, or I may
say at any time, it is best to cover the
wounds with a hot mixture of tar. and pul
verized brick dust, or "fine sand. A solu
tion of shellac in alcohol, as thick as can
easily be applied with a brush, is considered
by many as the best preparation that can
Daring the mild days of winter, orchards,
may be pruned while little else can bo
done ; but good judgment should be exer
cised in regard to selecting the branches to
be cut away. It is ruinous to an orchard
to cut and .slash away one-third to one-half
the limbs. All that should be dene is to
give the trees a good shape, and only
cut away such limbs as are plainly in excess
cf the natural requirement of the tree, to
conform to the extent of its runts. If we
take away too much of the top of a tree, it
is like taking blood from a man the more
that is taken, the less vitality remains in
him, therefore in pruning, only the few
Unsightly branches, and those improperly
situated, should be cut away. Rural A'fo
.Frequently cows are sick, having cold
horns and cars, and cat. very sparingly of
food. The diseases producing this effect
are mostly called hollow horns ; and with
many farmers the remedy is boring holes
in the horns, which is of doubtful utility.
A 'ith cows thus affected gentle treatment
is decidedly the best, and painful process of
boring the cow's horns does more harm
than good. Take strong vinegar and tur
pentine, each one gill, heat them together,
add a half gill of salt and pepper, and rub
the cow's head well around the roots of the
horns as it can be borne with the baud.
Then bind the horns round with strips of
lor sicti cows
ive a brau
mash, in which put a tablespoonful of powder,-
night and morning. The ingredient
of the powder is two parts gunpowder, one,
part sulphur, and one part alum.
He was leaning over the gate talking to
her last night, and absently plucking the
buds from a tree which spread its brunches
over them, lie loved her, but ho had not
yet dared to breathe his passion. A bright
thought struck him he would reveal his
affection by a conundrum :
"Why." he asked, "does this tree resem-
e you ;
"I know not," site murmured.
"Because it is fresh in its budding beau
ty," he replied fondly.
She blushed blushed only as a sweet
woman pleased can and asked :
"Why does it resemble you?"
"I give it up. Tell me with 'our own
sweet hps," was his expectant answer.
"Because it is soon time for it to leave."
A Ten AS newspaper informs its readers
what kind of people they want in (hat State.
They have twice too many doctors and nine
times too many lawyers. Iu fact, they pro
pose to "swap off" lawyers at the rate of
forty lawyers for one Northern farmer.
They would like a few more good preachers
and a great many less poor ones. But the
great want is farmers: "five million good
farmers" will receive a welcome within tho
borders of Texas. But they want "early
rising," hard-working, sober, good-managing
A TEAM drawing a heavy load of wood
met a milkman'-- sleigh on a narrow street,
and neither would give a foot of the track.
"If I was loaded with milk and water I'd
turn out !" shouted the man with wood.
"If I could make three-quarters cf a cord
of wood pile up a full cord I'd turn clear
into the ditch !" was the ready answer.
They looked at each other for a long time,
and the man with the wood finally turned
A youngster being required to write a
composition upon some portion of the hu
man body, selected that which unites the
head to the body : "A throat is convenient
to have, especially to roosters and maini
sters. The former eats the con: ami c rows
with it ; the latter preaches through his'n,
and then ties it up. This is pretty much
all I can think of about necks."
"Now, 31 u. Jones.," said h's sympathe
tic wife, "there's no use kicking around
and wearing out tho sheets if you ot; dy
ing." And this gentle rebuke is extended
to those turbulent - Democrats who refuse
to compose themselves for a temperate and
tranquil departure.- It is no proof that a
man dies game because he kicks around
and wears out things.
The Norristown Herald has ascertained
that "blue glas?, mashed fine and adminis
tered internally, will cure a dog of sheep
There is only one distillery in operation