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TIRE i,w*irtrt„ 'MILL'
Listen .to .the Water-mill, , ,
Through' the' liVeleng'diisi- -
Bow the clickingof the wheel..
Wears the•-wearY , bOurs:Away.
Languidly the autuinn'wind
' Stirs the withered.leaveS.; .•
On the field the reapers sing,,
Binding up the sheaves ; .
_. ~i 1, ,
And a Rroverb littuntelnyieirid;'ll' ,
. And a spell is cast I .. . ~
"ThA mill will never gr . .iiidWith the water that. s Past."'
Summer winds revive.no-more
Leaves strewn o'er earth-and main
And the sickle up' # r•reap - : reap, "..1 , ., ,:'
The gathered grail again ;
'And the rippling. stream flews oni
Tranquil, deep. and ; still+ ~ '' ' ..
Never gliding back again' . ,• . ,
.To the water,inil).:. ~., .;- .
Truly speaks the" prover 'old, .
With a meaning vast ; j ..
"The mill Will never grind i . i ...
• With the:water that, past!,! ..
.. . .
Take the lesson to thyself,
Loving heart and . true i
• I ' . • .
Golden years areiloatingby; .• - .
Youth is passing too 1. • • • I
Learn to make the most of life-- ;
- Loie nelititiripdaSi l.'"'::. ~ • ":.' ...-:': :'.'.
Time will ne'er return sweet joys
'Neglected, thrOwn away ! - - ,
Leave no tender word unsaid-- 1
But love, NiliWitiVkiiball last.; •
"The mill will never grind ! . 1 •''
• With the waterthat•is past," f
Oh ! the wasted:hours of life :. i. f 4
• • That have sWiftly,.drifted 147'1
Oh ! the goodWeiniglit hatefdondi!'
• Gone !,without . a sigh ! . •
Love that we night have once saved.
By a single kindly ; word !
Thoughts conceived,' but -ne'er expressed
. Perishing, unpenned, unheard !
Take the proverb to.thy Soul
Take, and clasp_ it fast ;.• .•... .. , ..
"The mill,Will never.:grind ;...'',.''"; : .
With the Water:that is past;' - .
MY CONVICT ACQUMINTANCEi '
• 1 •
ITE WAS-rather slight - built-min . of
11. about five and thirty, tolerably well
dressed, and, having a. foreign; tanned
look - about the fac e that fold 2 of 'residence
~He was' my., right hand neigh-.
bar in the row of ' the pit ' the Olympic
Theatre during the prrforrnaaCe -Of •"The
Ticket-oi-Leave Sian,' and:he:liad drawn.
my atteution to vhimself •_,bl - 117 into*
eagernes- with ,whicb he had j listen-,
Ong to 'tb e - di ifOgne,- as
110 ,eycs seemed, to.
devour .every • sauatton in the clever
drama. - -;
More than once I heard him utter 4
faint sigh, evidently:unbOnscious that he
was heard ;, and at last, when the- -, berdi
is hemmed in by
.difficulties, and prose ,
cuted by the black shadow. of 'his•.oWn
eharacter,...:which _follows . him wherever :
he goes, iny 'neigh : ll9i - rested his, ! ban&
upon the partition which seperated us
from the stalls, bn'Wed hi head,..lind re
mained: *tin tithi'eabie - for . g zt e'ban' 'of, an
hour. • • .
. . . _ . .
. And this during oneof - the . most, in
teresting . phases of the drama. ~-. ' 1 . . .1 . ,
. I saw at a :glance. •that, this was:. no
ordinary planner; but:One, who for some
reason wap deeply - moved . y the fiction
enactol before'l . nim ;:I, and: , , tried to. res
pect. his emotion,, which . :sqowed itself
every now and then . by ' a convulsive
shrng-of the.shoulders. - -1 ; • . .
At last he turned a. salfoiv, Lagzard
face towards me, and. rose. from his seat.
"Will.•Srow let me go. by ?" he said.. 4 1
must get out of this.", . • . - • - .
let hiin paSene,and after a moment's
hesitation; -followed hitui into the fresh
''id \ `dial it was well l did so, for the Oor
fellow gave alurch as soon as he Ards
Outside, and would have fallen if I bad
rnlt 'canklit his arm.. .:
A few minutes later, I ha d . led him .
down cinto the Strand, where in the re
tired box of a well known coffee rootii,
lie revived under the influence of, alit-.
tie cold . "Foirit and water, and gave me a
feeble sMile. - ' I I
"I atilt, very thankful to you," he said
rising. "'Good night.- II am spoiling
your evtning's entertainment".
"if you will take my 'advide,",l said,
"you will sit quite still for another hour.
You are not detaining, me, for I ' Oive
seen the piece before. and nnly lirOpped
in to riiresh illy -memory. '= It seems to
move you." ' .:. -
He looked at: me sharply. ..- : ,-
"Yes," he said.' -after a` pauae, - and:
speaking with intense bitterties, "It is so
"I suppose it is," I said vaguely.. '-,""
have beard so." , - -'
"Suppose—heard!' he said
"Man, it is a fact dressed up in the forp
of fiction. ', I know itlo my sorrow"
"Indeed !" ,- • ' ; 1 1 ' .
"Yes," he said in an. - undertoe, as be
arose once morefor . his excle-d manner
. ha! made a shahby pressor ti . ook up.
from his paper. "Yes, f k ow; and I
could prove it all. Good nig t,.' sir, and
thank you. Yours ryas the first.. act or
kindness I have entountered for many a
i,day_erhaps I ' should not havejeceived
it i r you had no
kwn L was,i'ticket-of
' leave man myself!" ' .
I must confess to giving istart , !and
be saw it and smiled. . 1 . '
"I don't see.. how the fait or your be
itg in trouble should have precluded- my
affording yon help ,"I said. . . , -
"But it is the euetom," be said. bitterly.
You can't feud' -pitch without being
I ohjeet to being ruled - by • your.old
prOYerhs principles,"- I ;said.. "Flail
of bosh,-and a" lot more are : of
the Most.contemptibly selfish tendency.lf the pita tot - lolling theory: held , goPd,
there' would be
,no Chriitianity. I' eat
yen touch pitch. without being de
eded, Yon may Make
black; butiptch is a good i libitest,'whok
twine vegetable.gum 'and does not want
You area philosopher "-he said: sneer
ingly. • -
"We 'profesi here: in
London to, he`a Christian people,•anc‘
was:trying for once to actlike one."
'`fehristlans !" he exclaimed bitterly.
"WCII. yes—thaes 'what - We. make 'a
great pliiiidei)f 'being.:; brit' I am afeod
we - are hard;, on any one who has
etitnbt-d over. the pal ings very hard 4n
deed on A; coati ; and' as to. Wailful', poor
wretch It would have been better for
1 her if ski . :baa not been born.--q.
He stood .staring at - ,me;heSitated,:then
waved , hiaband, a, in tolr?n of farewell,
and ras,,i)Osing me to ko ; but I caught
his coat' iri'my hand. •
"Sit down, - man;' I said,; "you leak
faint. Came, join me' in a chop and • , a
glass &stout. Want to. act
like a Christian, ,but:.,yon - won't let me."
He hesitated; still;
then he glanced
demon •in , mystmiling face,, and' once more
took hia'seat, to half coVer Ns lice with
his hand,- remaining silent,; while I or
dered some Supper, took out a cigar-,
offered him one, which he refused—and
.then begin - to striOke. •
_ l ion are a ticket-of-leave.man;
ere you •?" I said in a low tone ; abut he
started, and glanced around, with •a
frightened,!half hunted look.
There, was no one' heedirk , us, though ; ;
' and his eyetrsought mine 'once more,
"Yes, I was sentenced to ten years'
p,enal servitude, and I served five, when
ti• - tev let' me, free,- ring I came' back..
had better stayed." \ _
suppose it is hard to get on Without
;recommendations?" I said.
"Hard ? Man, it's next to impossible:
Look here, sir. yonlave sought this out;
On bawled me on to speak,or God knows
would-not. have said a word. YoU see
here a man 'driven to ‘desperation—bro-'
kezihearted, ' despairing—without a
friend.tp.turn to ; set fre.i. to get an hon
orable living, but - distrusted .
body; and dodged by ' , the:police. Why',
supposing I get a decent Post; ern
bound to go to the police officers to have
my: ticket signed at Intervale, and if 'I
did not, I should be taken before a mag
"I will notusk yort to believe me—how
can I expect youto, when I say I was in
nocent of the crime for which I suffered ?
It is the cry of every criminal, from . the
murderer' down to the boy who pilfers
froth a till.. You will tell me I was tried
by alury of my • own, countrymen, be
-Vire a :judge,- ,and had - impartial treat
ment Yes, I grant all .that ; but I was
innocent all the. same. Do you w;sb to
heir more. ? Shall Igoon ?"
"More ?, .Yes. Go on ? Why ?"
''Y'ou are sitting face to . face with a
Ism afraul_l have sat ftice to face
with *good many respectible members
'el society who ought to be convicts 1 111 -
relented: Go on, man. We shall have
the chops here soon." . .
,fade worked as he looked at me.
and hit. vice bad altered a .good deal, as
he went on :
Was an embezzlement case for
which I was tried. I, was one of the
clerks in a large Lancashire cotton house
and there were defalcations discovered.
"Why they pitched upon me, - I. never
knew; 'but one [doming = I -west
into thk.priYate room of the firm and
\ about certain amounts - and,
could give‘ no explanation ; there hal
been a certain amount Of cooking in the'
bkeks, and in a !couple. of years; by the
professional accountant's' showing, bout
three hundred were misshig.
,suddenly being called from
your des td go.smiling into a room, ex
pecting\ words of 'encouragement—the
announcement that you are promoted or
your salary raised—and - -thtn tosbe;sud
denly charged- with embezzlement''.
"1 was 'completely stunned. I know I
felt cold and damp. and I suppose I
-floshedandilieulooked pale--signs which
those present, interpreted to mean guilt.
I faltered and grew confused, too,:in an
swfringt, questioned-t-in short l•was corn
pletely 'overcome ; and at the end of an
bodr Lwas -being taken to the police sta
tion, Stunned, overpowered by this end
"I shall weary you with my long story.
Let It outEcelhat there was examination
'after examination, and to my horror my
brother was placed in the witness box to
confront . me and he did - so quietly, and
without a shade. of emotion, sap) at the
last,' when he , broke down, and the mag
istrate told him that his display of feel
ing was most ci•editable to him.
"I was astonished to see how a - net , was
'Closing in around me—innocent, words
and deeds: now seemed to have suddenly
taken a guilty - color ; and at last, to my
tiorror, I iras cominitted for trial,' bail
MONTROSE, PA., MARCH Fl , -1876.
. . .
gJohn, - Came to' -seethen,:-and faced '• -,. The. hot platp.s •• were thrust I down he-:
me tremhling : in the prison ;, hfit I tur..l- - fore : us at this moment, and' My newly 0 . -:
. . ,
ed my haCk
.; him, and‘,,WOuld.. not ;'qtrired filertd . : it,ftef - a . little' fording; p4i-:
speak . finleii he came to me as SU pplk, 1 took of !his - kupPer. .. :.. ~.''''' :‘ • ' :-:'-_--'-.: i
ant. . - :. -'"-,..: '' ' HI '-is -- ' ' 7 ':.' r --. --:.Mt . iiarted•that - night:l'aq hOur latei.
"lie came Again, this' time he with la•oard in - -his `pookef;trtfriimaf-' '
to hea.r. hini: - r, --.::,,...', - ~- ' 'H.ti- . :l ' -, - - . Ling upoii- th 'truth''k:if . the ''.Wor&,' et der-;:., t'.l. sawip_a)i,at - a; ,flash .';-:lllof ..i iti.d been Itarn :people ,:who - gave ine-liirtli=;--that - 1:;
loupjni again,. i Ti.e race was
.three days i had a..nhtnrat , tendency • : fOrzgettin ci in-
befOre,'f.tint - Itook . no notice of such mat-- -bad. company: - ,
, ,' ~ •:' - : :,:', .'''.- fz:' ..
tett, ':beitig a': htitikr - Orrn, '-whileZ.ohn - was. I; badl au idea -that - night `that ac=:
-gay; .and - had;eptirting - tafites.l'his was - - quaintinc,e would find . that the tide had
it. ....,. .'-;,..! :: - . ~L ~, ~• ::,..• ': . -.- ' ' l ' turue4-,n- the morning ;-aud:l belieie
~: "I shivered as -I thought-;et!it all, and 'that that : tope : theVise.:for- be :iff:itioir inlilie,
seemed to kee smy .mother's agony : when 1 e.mnloyment of one -who! knows" the story,.
she heal* of it,:ai she 'Mutt beTiire ,mang .i' and, is gettmk- on.. .- , -•, • ; - -,' _ ,•,- . 1
bourt -- -:wat. over. ';'Sbe worshiped - -John, - : -`l3ut,L.ttiy .
.sir;" 1 , -' emit to - his:+M-
aidohtect_hia, , young- . ..w-ile ' - '.:lJohn: 'was . ployer . oPe dayi "you - surely'are net-Enich : _
two. years older that I, but ity ,junii)r 1 a'flati . lit,to7.believe•tblitstory.-'-atbeittfliii
.in the counting-house ; . ..and': I: groaned . innocence .I'''.- -.-:. L- - -' ~,••,.,.., . ~ ,:,._:-.
111 ,t,4o;b4terneas Of my heart ual thought .-. -,`. - I. 7 ritild.:Grity,". he- :said,..''btittonhpling ,
of, the agony it ...:would- -brio g, -, upon - thOse • me,
. nevOr troubled
:myself about -it-'
tib .VeMen„..whepthc . ,heari of. : his di s- Ail .I khoW-is-th ti t I never had . try:,bdoki: ;
grace _ kept sc-well -before--; :that his tweet, pale
'"l.--kty ditra6€;, , fcir I . had - Ot.a doubt t faced,:ttihdued•,little-wife is aw,ancei;l4nd
now.- I. knew hint td • 'b.e Abe culprit: aid ' that. Lk : joked a warehouseman' .00 .- or .4,
in, My : pWn Misery l!forgot fi - IY-',:oci , n! - tOr. 4t
. cp - f4r f i,elling. me -.11-.had .a - ticke!.P
roW,' longing the ,-while., for. anl,opportu- tease-gaud ,
.41,, my.':. ern ploy.. r -: - ..1,f your 'tae'..
pi t y to warn 111 iii of his, 4ango , o_ I 1; .: . quaintauce robs me - atter-this,. may God
' " - .Ned;Ned; 'old' fellOw,' he cried, tab, y.orgivei-hini: 7 -rlor my..tiarti,-will."-- , .
bing like a:child„,',l,didit...-I,4wn I did_ t, - ..:,y, ~.feej'..colufortatile: itiElout o via
but 1 can't acknowledge it.,
..I Pd, it will • mind.. hen;'.about • whatryOU.:are.-40ifigi”
butother'S -hearr-,'-and 1 fen' i W : lll I said:: . .
despite mf , .. , Oh, this Ouisedktknibling r ,'."Pei
' " `And your. ; .weakness,' I said bitterly, yp0." . , ,
as I.irealized it: all.-.everythingg:' that 'he ~. `'.4h
had said, au d: knew- it:. to . :be F :true.' '• 'Oo co_ room
back them ,to - ,John; . l saidrT.-will not - •
betray you. - Melt Mary,=- 2 . - ‘: , •P • : '',. -. :.
. ".L cuuld Ray 'no v.more,:bnt:-. , at On oly
bpnch, blind, choking_andlialf ;mad:- •L
.93tit, there, I need. -not go. , into - the
itcryof my love. - I bore it all,•anct:neV
er.uncloied my lips.: . I - took -the; , cred . .t
topyeell, as. 1-,was accused, at - being"the
theif. who had robbed • his employeri;
'for I.knew f il .' I opened my-lips., I- -, ebotild
be in effect. my,. mother's' . murderer, and
the blight:upon the happiness ofs:John'si
young wife.' , --." : :- ;- •'::-• :::y: .' -:' •,! ::-;
6i_ *-..wi1l be a: lesson- , to ;him; :I• said,, ..l' 9 l,,cit)itOp consequence in'tyl -- %vol.' ;
and aS-to , ; Mary, She mill forgefme.'':• I - --•
.. q/y. „trial: -dame on; ,- ankl: Was•-:iien
tericed,.as'l•told - you ;.•the bitterest trial
of _all._ being to see John:staid- thirre;•
calm and' Unmoved, one of the . Witnesses
by:whose, wtirds I wiacoudemned; i . ' 1 •
4 parted from .myk rnotheillsraving- bt-r
deceived. '.Why shoulit- I shatte'r the idol
6i1 . , - wors...iiiped ? ~, And in bitter. mockery
her verde, urging repentance for
crime, fed upon .rny ears. • Mary - the Wo
man I . loved, I•didi not-see ' butehe'wrote
and told me she did not believe me guil
ty, and. would wail.... , : ..- . • ~•'• -: - -
'7lt liras her proinise , that enabled :me
to bear.uP. during the time 1- - waiat'one
L and 'another , of - the convict prisOns,Jill
F,the . day I stood leaning over the bulwark
of the transportship - which was bearing
1 - me down the Channel away to Van, Min
en- e• Land—a convict: • - .
- "I thought my ',heart would break, as
I leaned there in the tight,.half-groteique
- Convict garb,_ my close cap drawn to my
eyes, my face cleanly shaven, and my hair
cut short. It • was so , hard to believe
that I was the same . man,. compelled to
•assic.ale with a set who .were. nine,tentha
riitliali„. 'c jilt scarcely a redeeming trait.,
... •••A.iol . hei e was the soft, bhie.sealand'
across it the gray, and
.ruddy cliffs , of the
o:irnish - coast. :Land's Ella would soon
be iif sight, . for we. were close to - the 114iz-;
ard,' and soon .we should be out upon the
Open sea. - , . -
~ .6ond,bye,' U muttered, with i my
hands fi rmly clasped—tOod- nye hortie---L
mother--Mary. Ilrothk r, you have 'bey t).
to me like Cain, (Or you have taken my
lifef - • •- ! . •', '• • .-. - '
"I did not mo v e, but stood -watchine
there till 'we orderedwe're- below,; and.
the..next •morning homelras far altern..
f•At the end Of- five yeare, 'after the
hard tell'of a, convict . in , the coloniei,. : l
was-back-here iii.Engleaid i a broken iman' ,
They hope seemed; crushed out of. me, and
I .xflected nothing no*:. ~ Still, my heart
beat, high, as i lith a: little . moneY,:mY,
own!, earnings ; I was, after the usttal pre-'
liminaries, set free,' with - plenty 'et advice
as-to avoiding mv.forrner - .evil .coursie, all
oh - 'whiph I heard 'fpatiently, before set 7..
ling off f. r the nerth.....,- • ~', :. : • ' , ~ ;.
' ~ .I to-find- -that . iny mother had
brother lisd:•_salled with his
wite . for America' two -3ears before.'
-"I had;one.mcire,liope—My . greatest. ,
Had. Mary : kept rier,Word ?. .:. ..
"God 'bless her !, she : hatl - ,. and .was
toiling, on and, waiting patiently-fer My,
rettrp.. Sir; can yout i !iyonderat my emo-
'tion 1113 I satandlisaw:that: realistic : piece
to-night ? :It - wins.: as ;if: the -.writer had .
known my 1ife...•,: I Could net beatit,and,
aiyou know, Icame-away.'”. .. 1-. --. •,.. .-, .
".Well r: . . • r..' -- ''.:, • - • .-- '• i . • •.•-:-
• - "Weill,. .*ello .am a
Man. .• I- cannot :o...etnproyithent ;:: and
When I do I Cani not _: keep :it. -' God help
nr,-,l . hava been is :hundred times SlmoSt
driven into.criMe4 hut:that:the thought
that the who waited. :
f ive- years -.' through
evil'..report. is. waiting- still, I ~5h0414-
.pish .1.-:•,-WItY should. I • werry . yon,r.! 1 .:. ~,,
.stick.u . .t.hink as :
Olt •*corld,7-1 said quietly, - , -.' :_:[
;'.Patience 1": '--' . -..:-.; --_ .: .: ..._,,, 1
_fib, Yeli-.7i,chpits...:TOO 4.0:.fi1iiit..7
fectiy, my deaf, boy, , and so: do
do, you- know, think .tniyi oid
roial feiend is (ittite right '
"RilUt SUPPOSE, be 'should',rec,(46,,,4o
the, after all. Helen'?",
"Not' a • bit of danger of that, - May ;
you are too well gotten' . tip for that,
thanki3 he to ;your servant." , =
"Well, let me take a long,' last, lingef
ing loOk at myself, and I'm off;" an ehe
steppe to - the glass, and sitrveyed her
self. • She gave a little laugh.
"114 h-1 how tity•teeth.'-gleani throug . h,
my - diisky compleiion " mnet ;rem
edv that Go tiown and - , get 'Me • some
huekleberri. , s.” - '
The desired berries - rere brought, and .
enough partaken of to' - biing 'the gfeain
ing eth.‘ to a color 'not'cOnspicior.viKY
ohserable" through contrast - Iv th' het': gen
Prat appear ance,
- - "Tre von are; Mary. eo" tiansf,(iitned
your Own-father -woulft.n't ...fecOpf you.
Comnlexlon - utterly Chaned; -eyebrows
blackened. hair tucked out
‘ ctf - sight
der a iwidow's cap, seedy black dresi, and
worn cotton 'gloves. IVho , w o uld ;look
Io - •
:fur tbe rieh and . flattering heiresg in this
guigel? Here—let me adjust your, veil.
Ther4—you'll do for a poor widow of
third-fire.` I think."
"Well,, Helen, I hopti.-we may find that
- Harry Smith has been slandered," was
the rejoinder • "but rcould never tkrom ise -
toimarry.him with snob a doubt un
,‘4lst!o, indeed, May. Brit gn ; my; bles
sing tAfill follow you,'' she _added laugh-
. , [
'Down the back ' stairs stole the 'finiet,
poYem stricken wortiati, and gained the
street. by a back alley. Drawing her
veil 4losely over her facA.she Slowly
alpng till she reached the door which
hore ithe 'Henri Smith. .Ati t orney
& COunselor at Law,' Ascending the
stair, she stood'. at the . office yoOriaFig
"Cpme in," was the rejoinder from
Vemblingly May pushed open the of
fice door of the man who had the day
befoie besought her tn,becothe his Wife.
If my Smith sat tit a' table whieh was
strewn with law papers, with his feet
overithe arm of a chair, and a half con
sturSd cigar in his . teeth. Casting, a
glance at the 'meek looking littlelfigure
before him, which glance seemed; to as
sureibitn that there was no call for po
liteness on his part, he leaned hick din
his Chair and remarked
"Well, adame what do you wiSh.?"
"Can this be • the exquisite Mr. Smith.
who is so corteous to ladies- in society?"
thoiklit she. = But she 'said, in .a•voice
which trembled from suppressed 'excite
" Wil I you allow. me.to be seate44 trio
merit, sir ? tali' not strong, arid. :the
stairs have taken away rny'breith•
"Chairs over ; - by the window jthete i "
ivas the reply, but he never loweied- his
feet' from the, or .c on which they; rested,
or laid aside his cigar.
After a moment's pause', which !the
pal 4, dark woman seemed to = collect
breiith and composure, dr"w - 4 paper
from her pocket, saying,'
If you please, called, to see *iti for
charity. My titisbati - d . was killed six
months ago by a fall from a billicling,"and
left me peuniless. I woiked; and earned
a teagre support for my, self and little
,s, by copying, until rVitie noi longer
able to: get even that to do, Being ill
wittroverwork and anxiety, could no
longer support my little - family; and
children have been taken to thc .poor
ho People -who have known bow
Laud I tried to act for them..hava: helped
mel a little, and so t have from
V0L.:: .... --33 NO;; . :' . ' - '.'
going , th*re too. :can succeed keep.
lug-along fora few day's, . until I have.a
little more strength, *hope to obtaia
work .and be able to take cure of myself
again. Here is a paper, with they ., awes
of those- who-know me, and that ama
.not an imposter, and :wild. mire Helped
me in my illneis and Pt verty."
Not a Word _from Henry , 4 8.mith., , the
while, but he coolly = puffed the cigar..
Will Yon not help; .me a tittle froni
your abundant means?" said '•the• Poor
widoW. .•°'; •
"Oh, dear I" yawned, wish beg.'
could,be abolishetrby statute," Then
to the tionien, "Really, madam,... your
story is. well - gotten tip,•but so far as I ani
concerned: no beggars. need 'apply'. It
you cant support yourself, why, go•togiii
poor-house. That'athe - place for anchl as
"My dear 'Woman; tliere'S 'the
cannot be.bothered 'any longer."
and sadly the put''r woman , wen>
dedher wtfy down the stairs- apc1,1.40,4,40
itreet,, ti the corner., shit t her froak
t, then fairly flew _until reitelied
tht- residence' of orie''of 'the ivealthieic
men in the city.. . ' Here she rushed - in. 'a'
the door, and unceremoniously up -stair it
into thepretty rem she had shortly '
&)eforo . left:: Waring 6ff the garn
men ts, She was soon engaged in
friend the result (A . -her
"It's.just as' you .told me,- Helen.--
Henry,Smith has .no more heart'-than
stick of wood, and no , more. politeness
and - her cheeks burned at the thonght.of
his'rudeness. "And i tO think; heibetilif
come here and be lit) devoted 'and.Politi
tit me, when it is all , -false: to his true:1110.
tune. .Thank Heaven-I founitlint
out in time. .
Helen' latighed softly, and said
"Whit answer shall you*givii
evening, May? • '
"Waituntil evening and see," was the ,
reply; as gay went, on: with hertoi let.
MeabWhile, Henry Smith, after men-,
tally condemning all In ggars to torture,
slowly betook himself to his loOginfilc,
and. arrayed himielf •scruniptuouslr
the purpose of calling- t0.. - receive Its an
bwer from lhe _young.. lady-of his affec
tions ; 1)1,4 in, the ,inidst . of his, tho u
of her, ( he pale face .of the, little .widow.,
.Would' intrude ctselt - •
ed as he neat , ' the Mansion. "I can't keer
her. oot,of oirtnind. . 'There.. was some
thing • familiar aboot „her, as if,l.,bad
known her'some time. But, pshaw I who
11118 any sytOPathy' for beggars ? . I shill'
be ,one myself in. a montb if don't; Of
the girl of. old .Bailey, with her:'- lather's.
cash.' • '
Ring,itig the bell , , the servant showed
11:.m into a brilliatitlyi-light4idparlor,where..,
in sik and jewels, shown the fair young
girl whom he had asked to be his Wife.
She arose to,ineet him, and he eagerly"
'Dearest May, I'm all impatience ,for
your answer. Don't, keep me ln,,suspense
another moment. Is the treainie mine?"
' With painful distinetwesi. t , liery word
of the answer stnote•on .his 'ear.
dear! I wish beggars could be
abolished by statute."
He opened his eyes and stared at her
then the truth seemed to burst: upon - him.
"May I Miss Bally!" gasped he. "What
does it mean ?"
S-our. story is well: gotten
up, but sofar as I am coheerned, HO beg
gars need apply." .•.
Catching-up his hat,. Henry' Smith ieft
the huuse.solwrriedly that the.dotelam
tned. If he dull* gain,the heiiess.and
her money,. let us h 60., he gaintd in wis
doni and bharity,.i. , . •
A bashful youth wan paying his ad
dresses to a lass in - the ccuntry, who hat
long despuired of bringing, things to a
crisis., . .He called mie day, when she - was
alone, at hotne. After setling the tner-
Its of theweather, Miss . said," looking
slyly into his -- face, "I" dreampt- of you
last night." "Did ? Why, now:?"
"Yes, tdreampt, you kissed me 1", "Why
noW, What did You dream your mother
said ?"' Oh, Idreampt she ‘wwin't home."
A light daivned . on " the youth's intellect,
and: directly' eometbing was teerd to
crack—perhaps -his, whip, and .rporhap
not but in about a mouth more they
"Should any fetitale teacher enter into
matrimonial, relations .her place w4l be.
come, vacant,"ls the classical. wording of..
a resolution lately
.adopted tiy the Brook•
lyn, N. Y, Board of Education. ' •
'When a man detects a missing 'button
after getting,ou *clean shirt, no ont! rn
the house is aware of the fact. Re takes t
off the shirt; and" puts on, another, quietly
smiling all the while. He, never, never
speaks of it to a soul.
. John O'Neil killed his. bather-in-law
and his mother n-law at lit.; JOhn, N. B.
the other day, they hating. PerBll64:a,ins
wife to leave hire,
To remove warte-,.rub the
Oen aiming A bill* R.