The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, December 20, 1870, Image 1

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w r. DUNN,
Wilt In Knox's Building. Elm. Street.
No Subscription received for a shortor
period tlian throe months.
Correspondence solicited from all p
of the country. No notice will bo ten "
annonymous communications.
Marriages nd I,cttth -,ic08 '"""tod
X.O. Or. T.
Moots every Wcdnosday evening, at 8
o'clock. . .
jLlm Wrtrt, . TIOXESTA,rA.
Isaac Ash,
a TrnnNPV AT T.AW. Oil Cltv. Ta.
i WH practice in the various Courts of
Forest County. All business entrusted to
ail earn will roceive prompt attention,
W. K. Lathy,
knri tn.. Pa., will lu-actico in Clnrion,
Venaniro and Warren Counties. Olllee on
Elm Street, two doors above Lawrence's
. roeerj- Htoro. tf.
W. V. Mason
A TTOHXEY AT LAW. Ofllce on Kim
t (Street, above Walnut, Tionostu, Pa.
C. W. Gi'.fV.lan,
TTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve
nango Co., ra.
N. Ifc Smiley,
T 1 ORNEY rtT LAW, Petroleum Con
l'O In the
Courts of Forest County
20 ly
Holmes House,
.'HMOXF.STA, TA., opposite tho Tepot.
X C. I. Mubie, Proprietor, uooa ia
. liliiiK connected with the house. tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler. Three doors north of Holmes
House. Tionosta. Pa. All work is war
ranted, tf.
Syracuse House,
T1TTTlTT'l.' T T .tr 11 f IflffP Pmnlfl.
J. tors. Tho house has been thoroughly
..... I 1 . ... llwkrilnuii nnln.
....t.L .1... Ki.nt ,xt uLiwiiiuinrliitlfinH. AllV
' nfonnatlon eoneerninK Oil Territory at
IlllS DOlIll Will UU CUVVI Hill mi iimnvn.
. .jv J, Ji D. MAGEE,
Exchange Hotel,
t nwrn ttdtoi;tE. ra.. TVS. Rams
Li dkki.ASos Prop . This house having
Iwen relited is now the inontdeHiraVileMtop
pini place iu Tidioute. A (jood Itillmid
Jioo.'n attuclicd. 4-ly
' National Hotel,' " '
TUVINETOX, TA. W. A. llallonback,
. Proprietor. This hotel is Ni:w, and U
w open as a first cla-s liouso, situnte at
oe lunetion of the Oil Crock A Allei;heny
stiver and riiiladelplila Krio ll:iilronds,
ppoNite the Pepot. Parties having; to lay
ver trains will find this the most conven
nt hotel in town, with first -class accom
modations and reasonable .hnrces. tf.
Tim Sons 4 Co.'s
NEW ENGINES. ThounderslRnod have
for sale and will receive orders for the
above Engine. Messrs. Tifft Sons A Co.
are now sending to this market their 12
llorse Power Engine with 14-Horse Power
.Holler peculiarly adapted to deep wells.
OKKH'Ks at Duncan A Clmllaiit's, dealers
In Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac, MainiSt.
text door to Chase House, Plea-santville,
sndnt Mansion House, Tltusvillo.
. tf. K. 1JKETT A SON, Agents.
John K. Hallock,
A TTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor of
xY Patents.No. 5H.i French strect(opposito
Jleed House) Erie, Pa. Will practice in
thesiveral Slate Courts and the United
Htutta Courts. Special attention given to
solicltl- patents for Inventors : Infrinco-
uiontb. ro-issue and extension of patents
,ncreful I v attended to. Keterenees: lion,
'.mines ('iiiiinhrll 'Clarion ! Hon. John H.
Met'almont. Franklin: H. L. A A. R.
Richmond. Meadviile: W. E. Lathy. Ti-
onesta. 2 7
Dr. J. L. Acom,b,
i had fifteen years' experience in a larpe
and successful' praetieo, will attend all
Professions! Calls. Otllce in his lrug and
'(irocorv Store, located in Tidiouto, uoar
Tidioute House.
A full assortment of Modicines, Liquors
Tobtteo. Clirars. Stationery. Glass. Paints,
'Oils Cutlery, and tine Groceries, all of the
UkisI fluidity, and will be sold at reasonable
I Kilfl.
11. R. BURGESS, an experienced Drug
gist from New York, has charge of the
iiore. All prescriptions put up aocuratoiy,
W. P. Mercilliott,
A 1 ( u r u r n t Ii w
Itllll, FATATK Aa:xT.
Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa,
This Rank transa Ui a General Banking,
i 'niiuetlniT ami Kxi'baniro Business.
Dimis on the Princiiial Cities of the
1'iiiiert Suites and Europe bouirht and sold
Colli nii,l Silver Coin and Government
Securities bought and sold. "-:' Bonds
converted on the most favorable terms,
Interest allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
. J. N. BOLARD. of Tidioute, h
returusd to his practice after an ab
Hence of four months, spent in the Hospi
tals of New York, where will attend
calls in liis profcsMon.
ortlce in Eureka Drug Store, 3d door
above the bank, Tidioate, Pa. 4ttf
JOB WORK qcatly executed st t-hisoffkw
at reasonable rates.
M Let Ua hivo Faith
VOL. III. NO. 37.
at tho'Store of
D. S. KNOX, it CO
Elm St., ionesta P.
We are in daily receipt o tbel arg tatand
which we are determined to soil regardless
of prices.
House Furnishing Goodu, Iron, Kails,
Machine tools, Agricultural Implements,
Ac, Ac,, Ac, which we offer at greatly re
duced prices.
of all kinds,
ES, Ac, Ac, Ac,
In ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and see,
D. 8. KNOX, A CO.
Has csl Instruments of all Descriptions,
Old and second hand instruments taken
in exchange for new ones and lull value
Ceuler Street .... Oil Cltjr, ra
Nov. 11. tf.
H. V. CI.. A It It,
Aid Dealer in
Repairing done in a workmanlike
manner and warranted to give satis
faction. 4-ly
CAME to the premises of the subscriber,
in Groon township, six miles southeast
of Tionesta, on Monday. Nov.ilst.a Daks:
ItiuNULB Bill alxut two years old, with
a s it in the lelt ear. Tho owner is requir
ed to come forward, prove property, pay
charges and hike him away, or ho will bo
disposed of according to law
euros k Pa.
The most Popular Preacher iu America.
Agents wanted everywhere, male or fe
male, in sell this urcat work, is better than
Mark Twain, and no trouble to sell. 't
i ..,!? Jd r wruis ana illustrated li
pane uirifultir, Evans, fctoddart A Co. Pub
Ushers, No. 740 Sansom St-, Philadelphia.
I iru
Tle Republican Office
rrirps eonstantlv on hand a larce as
l ...rimaiit ot Hlaiik Doeds. Morlnak'"".
Subro?nas. Warrants, hommons, Axi., to
t soU ctsirp f"T csi. tf.
that Right makes Might ; and in
Brot llarto, in Overland Monthly.
(SIMPSON'S BAR, 18.ri3)
So you'vo kem 'yor agon,
And ono answer won't doT
Well, of all tho derned men
That I've struck, it is you.
Sal I 'yer's that domed fool from Simp
son's cavorttn' round 'yer in the dew.
Kem In, ef you ri7f,
Thar quit I Take a cheer.
Not that you can't fill
Them thoor cushings this year
For tliat choor was my old man's Joe Simp
son, and tuoy don't make such men
about yer.
no was tall, was my Jack,
And as strong as a tree.
Thar's his gun on the rack
Jest you heft it, and see.
And yon cotnc acourtin' his wlddcr. Lord!
where can that critter, Sal, bo 1
You'd fill my Jack's place 1
And a man of your size
With no baird to his face,
Nor a snap to his eyes
And nary Sho! thar! I was foolin I
was, Joe, for sartain don't rise.
Sit down. Law I why, sho I ,
I'm as weak as a gal.
Sal 1 Don't you go, Joe,
Or I'll faint sure, I shall.
Sit down anyu heer, where yon like, Joe
iu that cheer, If you choose Lord,
Where's Sal !
Mrs. Woodstock sat in tlie middle
of the room, with her feet on the round
of the chair, and her ringers in her
"I like to hear thunder well enough;
I don't know but what I do. I am not
any afraid of that. But I be scart of
liirtninir." said she starting as the
heavens blazed over with a sheet of
flame in instant dory, with a crash and
roar that fouud its way through her
fat fingers,'and through two wads of
pink cotton, bursting on her ear like
the trump ot doom.
" Mercy on me 1" shrieked Mrs.
Woodstock, "that struck. Now you
may rely on it, as sure as you're a liv
ing creature, that struck.
Mr. Spouoru s old sorrel horse, the
only living creature in sight, made no
reply, but kept on nibbling away at
the white clover on the green uetore
the door. He only turned his back
to the driving rain, that flew from west
to cast, so last and so heavy, it was more
like a bank of fog than moving drops
of water ; and gave a passing shiver
when the rain-fuU changed to hail.and
rattled down in stones as large as bird's
But Mrs. Woodcock was above the
blind trust of the beast; so, pale and
trembling, she pressed her hands tight
er over her ears, and looked at a spi
der's web in tho darkest corner of the
room &i steadfastly as if she were sit
ting f r her photograph.
The thunder growled itself to sleep
at last, the lightning flashed its life
away, and the sun broke out like a sud
den smile on a baby's face. Still the
unconscious Mrs. Woodcock held on
to her cars and gazed at thn spider's
web until the outer door was flung
open, and the chore-boy shuffled in.
He was a hempen-haired, butcrmilk
eyed lad of fifteen, who was either
half-witted or balf-crazed possibly
"Ho ! Aunt Prissy," he cried, "what
are you keeping Independence for, the
day after fourth ? It has all come off
clear as new cider and vou are wasting
your time sitting there like a 'statute.'
You better be mending my panta
loons. As he spoke a sudden sunbeam dart
ed through the western window, and
flashed athwart the corner.
If there isn't a cobweb right in my
kitchen !" quoth Mrs. Woodcock, ds
libt.ratrly putting down her fingers and
feet and going for a wing -a gray
goose wing that hung by a strip of red
cali'o on a nail behind the door.,,.
Oh r You eoiue, Urson I W here
did it strike ?" lie continued, appear
ing to discover tl'.o grinning boy.
"I ho hail struclc everywhere, par
ticularly on Dr. Seacrest's grape vines.
haven t heard af the thunder struck
at all. not even on some folk's ears,"
returned Orsons who was mainly com
posed of a pair of overgrown bare feet,
blue cotton frock and overalls, a set
of broad white teeth, and a weather
beaten hat with wide slouching brim.
"Yor. don t mean to say the doctors
grape vines are hurt essentially, do
vou T" Queried Mrs. Woodcock, deaf
to the unpertineuce as sue iiaa Deen to
the thunder,
"Don't know nothing about no es
sences." replied Orson, who was foud
of long words, but not clear as to their
use. "But 1 can tell you one thing,
though. You ought just to see the
doctor s new grape vines he set so
miiuW hj. The leuuoiis d ynnntr
grapes are fairly chewed to bits. Yes' in.
I don't expect five hundred dollars in
gold would put it baok to where it w as
an hour ago.
"How you talk!" gasped Mrs. Wood
cock.who liked to have things happen
and the worse thev happened the bet
sho liked it Sb m a kind-hearted
that Faith let us to tho end, dare do our duty as ve understand
soul, but something to talk over
worth as much as her dinner.
"But it is so?" she continued doubt
fully, "Really and truly, Orson?
Now speak the truth, just ezactly as
it is."
Orson had as much idea of truth as
he had of geology.
"Yes'm, said he, getting bolder,
"The doctor said to me, Orson Larcly,"
said he, I wouldn t have this damago
ment done to my vintonage, not if you
had offered me a five hundred dollar
bill right in my hand." And then he
looked as sober as anything, and walk-
ed straight into the house. I law
A I KT.:CV, .11 1 U 'l -I'D U J'L II T, 1.1
dow, and she was crying like fury. r
You ought to take a look at it your
self, Aunt Triasy, if you don't believe
me, he continued, in an aggrieved
tone. . '
Mrs. Woodcock did not believe him
entirely, to be sure, but there might be
something worth seeing; so, after a
little reflection, she decided that it
would bo handy to have a dose of
salts and senna in the bouse, and sho
might as well step up to the doctors,
and then as any time.
1 here was no need for the grass to
dry, for Mrs. Woodcock's chocolate
and the white calico, guiltless of a
panier and innocent of a trail, did not
even brush the broad plantain leaves
and the fairy speed-well blossoms bor
dering the well-trodden toot-path that
led from her door-step right into the
world ; and her heavy calt-ekin shoes
squeaked to scorn the idea of "wetting
So she tied on her log cabin sunbon-
nct that had pert calico bow pros
pecting from the top, took her crook
ed handle umbrella, to act the double
part of supporter and protector, and
set out not to seek her fortune, but
to seek somebody's misfortune.
I ho way to Dr. bcacrest s was across
the gicen, away from the black cotton
mills, down by the river ; away from
the street of fctiff while cottages, where
the mill operators lived ; away from
the enmmou place, two story dwellings
clustering around the church, the store,
the blacksmith's shop, and the post
office; to a bit of level -slightly re
moved from "The Hollow" by a dop
ing hill. Here were scattered a group
of houses where tho doctor, the mill
owner, the minister, and two or three
prosperous farmers lived. Lived, so
the Hollow people said, "stuck up"
and apart from their neighbors.
But this aristocratic isolation was
all the work of the Hollow, for as Mrs,
Woodcock often said :
"Folks can choose their own place
in the world. It they have a mind to
hold up their heads aud be something
and somebody they can be, or they
can be nobody and nothing. Either
Accoadinglv she held up her bead
and made nerself somebody, equally in
the kitchen of Mary Duffy, the
the Irish laundress, in Speck Lane, at
the lowest dip of, the Hollow, and in
the parlor of the spactnus mansion
that crowned the brow of the "Quality
So now she went up tle wide, flower-bordered
walk leading to Dr. Sea-
crest's stately doorway, with . the ,8.
surance of a welcome guest; and zap
ping confidently on the open door,
stepped in with a little nod and cour
tesy, as much of respect to herself a
of deference to Mrs. Seacrcst ""d her
laughter Miriam, sitting sewing and
looking tranquil as though no storm
had ever passed over either vineyard
or spirit, ' m ,
"Dear me ! Is it you. Mrs. wood
cock? How you startUd niel Come
in. We were speaking of you nut a
half an hour ago," cr'ed Mrs. Scacrest,
who was a lively roraiai woman, as
round and flushed s a poppy ; and al
ways sitting in tha suushine, no mat
ter what clouds Jiere might be in the
Mrs. Woodcock came in. "Unite a
shower we hate had." said she, drop
ping upon a velvet sofa Willi an air ot
being very miien at nome ou veivci.
X uoto-4, s I 4ame. ainnfr. nr. iiui
bert's oats are beaten Hut, aud J
shouldn't wonder if a good deal of in
jury bad been done by the hail."
"Very likely," repled Mrs. Seacrcst,
serenely. "The hailstones were very
large. Hut it has come on neauuiuiiy
now, and the air seems so much purer
for the storm.
Some people wight have felt rnt
aside at this bvt not Mrs. Woodcock.
She perceived that something Jay under
this placid suriaec, and never ocg
troubled Ay excess of delicacy, proceed
at once-to senti out her blood-hounds.
"llw was it here?" said she, boldly.
" Anything damaged about jour
"The dahlias, some of them are bro
ken off didn't father say ?" responded
Mrs. Seaerest, appealing to her daugh
ter. "And. I think, some class was
broken in the hot house. The doctor
has just ordered a different style of
bash, so theso aie out the way just in
i Everything was always fish tha.
came to Mrs. Seabrest's nest.
"Tisn't that," said Mrs. Wood-'ock
to herself. "Something hcavie than
hailstone is on her mind."
So shestartcd'another rt
"Heard from Earnest lately ?" she
"Not very long since," repliod Mrs.
Scacrest, carelessly, but with the fuint
est shadaw of a shade slipping across
her sunny faco for an instant.
"That is it, eald the visitor, inward
ly, nodding approvingly to herself.
For it is not everybody who would
have had the skill to touch upon the
sore spot so soon.
But before sho had decided on lief
next question,
Mrs. Scacrest spoke
"We are expecting bim home soon,
Mrs. Woodcock with bis wife."
"His wif'el" cried Mrs. Woodcock.
Even with her discerning forethought,
she was not prepared for this announce
ment. Ernest Seaerest being yet a
junior in the State University.
Miriam looked steadily upon her
work with a flushing look of painful
annoyance, but her mother s tone was
as blithe 58 ever.
"Yes said she, "Ernest is young,
isn't he? But, after all, he is as old
as I was when I married. Our chil
dren take us by surprise, coming to be
men and women so much sooner than
we expect."
When do you look for him themr
faltered Mrs. Woodcock, too much
bewildered for her usual aptness of
questioning. ,
"Almost any time; 1 snail not ue
surprised if they come to-day,"answer-ed
Mrs. Seaerest, not able to conceal
some nervous dread.
Not a dread that the married pair
might arrive before Mrs. V oodcock
should go away, with her long eyes,
deep ears, and broad tongue 1 Oh, no I
Mrs. Woodcock would have scorned
herself with coutemptuous scorning if
such unworthy jealousy had crossed
her self-assured mind.
So she sat, and sat, and sat, and sat,
while Mrs. Seacrett sewed, and sewed,
and sewed, and sewed.
Miriam, evidently unable to bear
the slow torture, soon found an errand
to her chamber, and fouud no reason
for returning.
"Wasn't your son s marriage a little
sudden to you ?" asked Mrs. Wood
cock, as soon as she had collected her
"Somewhat. But it is so much bet
tcr f a young man to settle upon
some one yonir lady rather than fall
into a habit of flmW," replied Mrs.
Seaerest. with a cheerful ttsraction
"And I have alwavs been in favor of
early marriages. Where people want
till their habits are crystalized, it is
much harder adapting themselves.
Mrs. Seacrest's sentence was brought
to an untimely end by the stopping
of enrrinrre at the eato e doctor's
carriage, too, with the doctor himself
to drive.
"So it seems she krew all the time
they were coming '9 dy. though she
made it so vagtio ami mere a wan,
as mv good ature would have it,
in the mid-' of the home coming,
said Mrs. woodcock, aiterwurd, in
relating the story lo Mademoiselle
Mtdemoissalle Widger was the mil-
Ijjer who lived only three doors from
Woodcock, and said "mon Dieu, to
appear like a woman. Sh
was equally tond ot a cup ot tea and
adietiot gossip, and made ail Airs,
Woodcock s bonnets tor nothing.
"So there I sat and saw it all," ror.
sisted Mrs. Woodoock. "Anu what do
you think Mademoiselle, but Ernest
came in with a lady on bis arm older
than bis mother." "My wife," said he,
"and vou might knocked me over with
one of vour feather poppies. There
was never such a surprise in Throck
morton before."
Mon dicu! cried Mademoiselle,
with a little foreign scream. "Did you
lenrn how it happened f
"No more than the Heart,' ropneu
. . ...
Mrs. Woodcock, solemnly, "Mrs bea
crest tried to pass it oft' with her smooth
it away manner, but she couldn't de
ceive me. I could see she had hard
work to keep her feelings in. But
there she poiiMl tea and rnssed
the cake to that old thing as smiling
as the moon. She i such a hand to
cover up, and maie as though every
thing is just right that happens to
"So yo" Bla'J to lunch?" queried
Madoiosello, helping herself to a third
cup f that beverage lrom Mrs. Wood
cock's round black pot as she spoke.
"cs, they asked me, aud 1 didn t
wait to be urged. I thought it would
bo a good chance to see the bride, how
she looked, and how she appeared."
"Well, how was it?" asked tho mil
liner between her sips of tea.
"She appeared well enough, far as
that went, if she hadn't seemed old
enough to be bis grandmother. You
know Ernest ' muster young looking
for his years and I dou t suppose he is
a day over twenty."
"Mon dieu! But didn't you have
any surmise how it. happened to tuko
placf t" pursued. Mademoiselle.
Well, I supposn she must have been
vorth property," return Mrs. Wood
cock, who, like a wise ganeral, never
acknowledged a defeat. "But for all
that, I don t commend it in him, and I
bad as lief tell him so at his dinucr -
While thus the hidden affairs of tho
doctor's family were beinj ditim!
and stirred up in the Hollow, as a hen
stirs among dead leaves, on the Hill
they were being carefully covered over
.1 J .t 1 . T1 I .1. t- J T.
line uie losi xaoea in uie noun, n
was never the Scacrest fashion to
parade the family skeletons like fami
ly jewels. So they ate, and drank.nnd
tried to look at the elderly bride with
out shuddering.
But her age was not the worst of it.
She was homely. And her homliness
was not the worst, she was stiff and un
attractive in manner as well as person.
And it was hardly the consolation that,
perhaps it should have been, to per
ceive the unlimited fondness that the
boy bridegroom had for his aged com
panion. For it is really a comfort,
though a sraalll one, to see our friends
chafe under degradation. Accepting
slavery with contentment makes the
captive twice a slave.
However, the less the family felt like
saying sweet things, the more they
pressed tho sugared cake.the ice cream
and the strawberries upon their new
member. IJut all this tune there was
something in the back-ground wailing
to be brought forward, and it was the
bride who had the courage llrst to
touch it.
"Ernest," she began, with tho dom
nant air of an elderly aunt, "an cx
planation is due your father and moth
er and sister," she added, glancing
sharply at Miriam, who was fairly sea
sick with disgust, and sorrow, and
"Yes. Lily, tell them." answered
Ernest, looking at her as though she
were sugar candy.
The idea of calling that old, black,
greasy thing "Lily 1"
"The truth is, then, said ijiiy, turn
ing her withered face away from Ern
est as though it cost her an effort, "by
the uncle from whom I had my money,
unless 1 married belcre a certain date,
I lost it all. And a kitiHtnan, who was
heir-at-law, was very anxious to iu.
lierit it.
"The old cur wanted Lily himself,"
interposed Ernest, "and he thought, if
ho got the property, he Would be sure
to get her. At any rate, he was re
solved to have that. This was why we
had to be so secret." Mariam fairly
groaned ; and even fairy-hearted Mrs.
Scacrest dropped her napkin-r;ng on
the floor, and came up from htooping
for it with wet eyelashes. Jo think
that Ernest had sold himself for this
woman s gold I So Mrs." Woodcock
oown in the Hollow was right after
But, as though she suspecled the na
ture of their thoughts, Lily went on :
' I had some trouble in persuading
Ernest," said she, looking at him fond
ly through her blue glasses, while she
patted her gray curls and settled her
cap. ("I knew you had !" ejaculated
Miriam, inaudibly.) "He had a fool
ish notion it would be more heroic to
take me after I had lost my property.
But I had a right to it, and I wanted
to keep it."
"We had a jolly time, though, dodg
ing old Drymar. He is about discov
ering now, Lily, that he isn't so sharp
as he thought ho was," said Ernest,
bursting into a joyous laugh that no
body felt the heart to join in.
Then he took from his pocket the
marriage certificate, dated that very
day. It seeu.ed he had tclcpragl""1
his father to meet him aud his wift-at
the fetation not more than Uv,MiiUutea
aiiei w. had becomo bis wife.
. "We had to turn, pretty sharp cor
ners to keep out of Drymar's way,"
continued Ernest still chuckling. "He
thought he had Lily safely locked in
her room while he went for a justice,
thinking he could frighten her into a
marriage with him, or at any rate.keep
her away from any other man till the
day had gouo by. But Lily was better
at nicking locks than he thought; and
sho came to me, ror thing, bo out of
breath and frightened !
Ernest 8 voice grew tender and piti
ful at the thought, and ho took Lily's
hand in his with a caressing gesture,
"I have loved her ever since I have
been iu college, and she knew il, but
we had to keep it to ourselves on old
Drvmar's account. And I was dying
to marry her ; but I didn't liko the idea
of marrying for money exactly. How
ever, there wasn't auy help for it then,
mother, you see. Drymar was her le
gal guard'aii until she married, or was
of a certain age. So chum and I fixed
her up in a bridal dress, and here we
are I"
Upon that, the irrepressible young
bridegroom got tip and kissed his bride,
then led her from the ruoni,say ing over
his shoulder : . .
"We will bo back directly."
When ihey were gone, a sorrowful
sigh bubbled out of the mother's soul.
"Poor boy 5" she said, "bis heart is
all right, and I cannot blame him."
I "I blame him for Julliuir iu love with
j bis grandmother in the first place,"
said Mariam, severely. "And her
having money makes it more horrible.
I It seems so sordid, even though we may
' know better."
Almost before she had done speaking
they heard Ernest's step on the stairs
d his voice in such lo
jving, huppy
tones, that it sent a fresh paiu through
, the listeners.
j Then be appeared with his bright,
curling bead and bis sunny eyes, so
like his mother', lint with hiss raw,
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instead of thn wrinkled old bride, a
fair-faced, blushing girl with a shower
of golden hair, and all the beauty and
happiness on her sweet face. A lily
truly, beautiful and pure.
"We had to hx her up that way,
chum and I, for fear old Drymar
would meet us," cried Ernest, with a
burst of boyish delight at the astonish
ed and relieved faces of the family ;
and it baa been such fun to watch
Mirriara this evening. Father and
mother kept it better."
"Moudicu! Do you can that lit
tle creature old enough to be Ernest's
grandmother?" whispered Mademoi
selle Widger to Mrs. Woodcock, lean
ing over the pew, railing on the nest
Sabbath, as the Scacrests came into
Mrs. Woodcock took ofT her glasses,
wiped them, and looked again.
"Mercy on me! And I sat as near
her that day as I am to the minister
now! How a body's eyes will deceive
them!" sho cried. Harjicr't Magating.
A Strange Story.
A Washington Fpecial dispatch to a
New York paper contains this para
graph: The Secretary of the Interior bos
been called upon to decide upon th
authority given him by the Jaws of
Congress in regard to the return to
l i" r i . !-
itrriQa oi negroes rccapiiircu irom
stivers by the United States, in a case
whose lacts are stranger than hction.
In 1859, the Wanderer.a slave-trading
vessel was captured by a United Slates
war-vessel cruising among the est
Indies. The cargo of captives was
found to be in a horrible condition,
and on that account the commander
of the cruiser took the Wanderer to
Savannah, instead of waiting to make-
a northern port. bile lying there
the slaver was boarded by a desperate
gnng, by whom the the captives were
retaken and scattered immediately
through the South, so that they could
not be found again by the Government.
Since the war a part of this company
of negroes has gathered at Mobile,
forjicd a society by themselves, pre
serving their native language and Jiv
ing apart from the freedom about
them. They are said to bo industri
ous nnd thrifty. They desire to be
sent back to their native country; but
Secielary Cox, before whom, the ques
tion first came, did not see bis way
clear to provide for their return, under
a law thaj. never contemplated such n
case, anil Secretury Delano is embar
rassed in the tntne way. The circum- '
stances appeal to Congress, if tfaw
as it stands is insufficient he little
band is of a tribe called Yorcubans.
Rev. A. D. Phillips. returned mis--sionary
to Africa, y addressing a on
gregation of colled people at Mobile
two years ago, happened to recite the
Lord's .Prayer in Yorcuban, in the
hearing of some of tiis company, who,
hearing their native touguo, came
aroaud him and mode knhwn the cir
cumstances of their capture and subse
quent history. It seems they were
traders of iiifluen-e and high position
in Yorctiba. Ttey were captured by
Dahomeys and placed on the Wander
er near Porto oo. It is also repre
sentpii '" ""y 'her freedmen de
sire to bo returned to Africa.
A Sensible Yountf 4an
Tho late Col. Colt was himself .
practical mechanic. By his will twv.
left to his nephew an immense fortune.
At the time of Colt's death the uephevr
was learning his trade of machinist in
his uncle's shop, working dilligently in
bis overhauls by day, subject to tho
same rules as other apprentices. Ou
his uncle's death he became a million
aire ; but choosing a gurrdlan to man.
age his property, he continued at bis
lttbor and served his apprenticeship.
Now as he walks tho rooms of his fine
bouse, or drives his handsome team ho
has a consciousness that it bis riches
take to themselves wings and fly away,
be is furnished with tho means of get
ting an honest livelihood, and mny
make a lortune lor hunseli. ntwasa
greusy mechanic and is not ashamed of
itagain. Labor and it accompanying
dirt are not dishonorable nor degrad
ing ; laziness and its almost necessary
evils are disgusting und destroying.
Dirty bands and a sense of independ
ence are to bo preferred to kid gloves
and a consciousness of being a mere
drone in tho human hive. Tools rust
from neglect; wear out from use. Neg
lect is criininul ; use is beneficial. So
with man's capabilities better wear
them out than let them rust.
The amount of cash required for
tho North (iernmn army is about one
milium dollars per day. As the war
bus lasted not quite lour months, so
far, about one hundred and fifteen
millions of dollars have been expended
fur pay.
Olive Logan threatens to "strip
off the mystery that surround'' the
girls." A ooteinporary in an all'rigl t
exclaims, "For goodness, Olive.dou'l!"
-A lifo insurance policy in the
Washington costs something because
It i wnk a msl JI.