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The old oak chair - is silent -;„but, then,.
it has inure fancies than mast of men. ;- • ,
The roses hang over,' the meads are ini,dover,
An d th e world goes on;-froni dawn to dawn,
Giving sonic joy, aneigiving sinne pain ; , •
My cot is kissed by, the tearful rain,
And the oak .'dooLs,Winging to' and ,-fro;
. Seems lite's frail tittle;. weaving
The old oak door is-groaning; the
On toy heart within, burns ruddy 'and bright;
yet friends have departed, One eaurinbrOke,n
To• die in the shade, this old door Made ; • :
And some have wandered ad far . aWay; . s
They never shall stand where the shadows
play,. : . . ',- ' • • • •,- ... '...,
Of the old oak door, that : to an : ire,
Weaves as life's shuttle ; sad anilsl9W;„ • • .
,Gid oak door has opened tolgreet . ,,. ~ .
Fall many a bride, with music Sweet; ‘ . .:
Father and mother, sister and brother, 7' .
Have one by one, their journeyS dorie
Within the fire burns warm and bright, .:
No childish form,'n'orbridoin - white
Comes to the. door ; Ab !'t6 and fro, •
Death stilled their voices long tigO. .
The old oak door is Mourning ;1 LSpeak,
• And it answers back in a salenin creak ;
Oh ; ..treasure holy, ,, however lowly,: H .
To someyou sfent,,fis a bygone; dreatit, - ' .
You are. to me, liar childhomrs kin, ', •• ;,
'Rave passed by you,. and died , within, .-, ••• '
Si) dearold door, swing to and*,
As some, worn, shuttl, tired. ; and slOWi '.
,THE LAST BISCUIT.
1 M:PENCE liolinA sat
wide., gliady- kitchen; busily engaged
picking over. whortleberries. Without,
'the golden sunshine of an &ague,. L.fter-:
noon bathed the. 'green , fields . ' and dusty
.wOund away torthe Village, and'
touched 'with rieh2r•color the Z weet.pe4s;
geraniums, &c., the . tiny . garden, and
the heavy Virginia Creeper • that climbed
and - blossomed above the
duce made apretly picture:. as .ehe Sat
on a low cricket, :With a. large apron
spread over her blue: aprigged' muslin
dress to defend it &in
~the-stains. t hat
had soiled lieralittle brown hands.'
. . . .
she was a petite,. dainty rptiii4' maiden .
of eighteen, , with ghat , :dark , - eyes : and
curies. shading her-fair , -b i r . ow. and
cheeks that - had- a Ttonch • - •1,...W 1 114' • rOise
bison . upon them. _ ~.•• - • -., -' • ' "-
The kitchen,,tOo;Saeh a p ,ettY: - Pctiire,'
with its well - i3Ninred. • - floor : 4ii'd'i.ArrkSer,
its asparagus - ,toPPed : cloCk,i , its :Shilling
stove, with bunOhes. :, of - vivid - 'cardinal
flowers set vin'- the, snowy table. :. The
kitchen was perfectly - still; save:the.liazz
of the flier;-and tick of the- clOk : ;•,and .
outside ' the . `crickett'.•: ilia . - lOCOtik - '-- aliihe',
disturbed the peace. . I' -: . '... -• \•. - ;
Prudence .beheyed that -every one in.
.the .house. - was asleep but - herself,-
yawned somewhat wearily, as . - she tossed
over the herrieS,, finishing the , yawn with:
a bit of , soliloquy, uttered half aloud •:
. "Oh. dear !'.this havinr; summer huarl - -
ers isn't Yery'niCe:' -- • , • - - •
• '`Alis's Prudence V" - said a voice in the
doorway so, suddenly that Priiklence near 7
ly upset the
,berries iniier surprise. -.. .
. "Oh, but I. didn't . say . this i afternoon
only some afternoon - this Week," .. said
Prudence demurely. . .
"Well, we will. call it. this artertioron,
won't 'we r'.. - was the persuasive—Keply, as
the straw hat,was tossed on a chair..
"1 can't. I've got these betri'eS•to look
"I'B help foul. Lew - I me half of the
apron and we'll have them!., done' in. a
"„But I shall have- supper - to get, and.
mother's away, and there's the biscuit to
make," insisted . PrndenCe,' turning ter
face away . : to •-bide a Emilie that would
=curse her lips. ". ..' .'. 1 :.
.f . • ;•, . .
• "Never mind that," responded 14r.-
Abbott Wen tfurtii, , brinOng ~ .n. chair to
her side. "Tea, ia at 6, isi't it.3:and.it is
only 2:30. 'Welk, we'll be buck by . s:iwithl
tali. fail, and ,have ;time., tO-get, half: the
lilliee in river," and 'ire. began! to as . 7
sort a iilid CO of berries with duel)* ear:
-e 2; 1," asse nted-Prudetice;- . after: .
pause for consideration . ' atici , a,glanCe:at
the clock, "I . pan • • g0... for klittle.while,,'
perhaps. -Oh, - :iloti t stain your-coat; 'ffi:
Wentlorth." ••;..'... :,--• . ' -. : 'l..
lint Mr. Wentforth ..waS
.sublitnely,: . in-,
different to hia ociat,..,and ~.wOrked, with
such good will _that .the berrie)3 were soon:
picked over, an , l.:EYrudence and. himself
on their way;to therriver.: 1 : Five minitteit
later, Prudence b lviith her (draperies dain
tily bestowedaro - 11nd her, vas :: seated to ,i
the stern of the .boat,...which.; '.propelled'. )
by Mr. Wantiorti4‘..praetical hand, shot.
swiftly-down the, - ;Streain.... ; ..4lthongh die
paid to Prudence - Avetitnes. within an
hour that it, wtia.sa-lo .i ely day,..., and . : al
though she•assented:every titnej.ht rdly .
think they appreheided it_ the Al - autit.-
around them, ffyr .Pru4 -- ence i‘vxl,i,,Criit,p.ab•-
sorbed in the Wilt*: and the,:reflection . of '
. the water, and he;inore at iiistoMpadion
than at the aspect of nature.'*•. - They'iliad
gathered enough )dives - tc . .satiSfyi I,4elllt
and , Prudence wail' leaning... back Ward
trailing one hand in the water, , 'so.hen . '•
she suddenly uttered. a. cry.'• and sat erect,
with white, cheeksi from which the. 0016 r:
had been friglijeuid. -
.. - - - ••• , -•
"Ott, I almost Init., it tj How - arelessl
am !" she ..eiciaimed,-'replacinr..iti,,-...e1d
'fashioned ring, tot. with a tinfoircle 'of
. rubies, on. her finger. •• ;
"Did • the . witer:!eirs3
• bud ?"
"isttppose . so. It's too larce for,me,
l'in "tawkys loosing it, s and finding it
again, I wouldn't loose it. or the\world,
becau€e it need to be my grandtnother's.
It . to Ine."
curious old ring it ii,"'said
Inter*: "MayL'look at
Pont:,trouhle„ yourself to take it Off,." he
'added, drawing the •• oars. and' leaning
toward his companion., Prudenceallow
. trown hand to
White one. Minute; and then', 4stily.
withdrawing it. . • ,•
•. ‘..4sti'Ciipretty r she inquired archly,
,4 'VerY yOn 'hovi
to giiard.against lniisiii•g it in the future
,‘Oli. yeit,-If. you please;".• . .
"Wear this little ring . of mine to guard
it or, better, yet, : eizchange with
Give me yours and take:this. ihstead,."
said. the young man, daringly proioking.
Prudence. looked at : the heavily' - Chased
'gold ring he held out to her, and then
looked back at wtver with _ au.innO,
cent don't think it Avoulktit,";
•. "Tr y sugee§ted 'her companion
- Prudence .shook - but finally
agreed blushingly Out, it would ;:do no
harm to:try, and slipped the fingon her
foretitiiler.. • • ••••
• "It's a perfect fic," - be cried delighted- '
ly. : ``Nothing nould . better: , iyhy;
I'..rudeooe, you surely:dont Mean to.
give it hack
“Of cotirse I do. • Why not ?".Was the
saucy rejoinder. - .
"Because,'' said he, speaking very,ear
,disregarding the oars alto
gether, while he. tried to , get,a glimpse of
her face 'hidden .by the'flat hat,“because.l
mean to ask you to wear it
~ always •foi .
my sake. I mean to. ask - yon to—” .
"Oh, Mr. Wentfot:th,r cried his listen
er, here,, "do you see ' that, !illy on: your
left—won't you•get it for me ?.
get you that and twe-pty others if'
you',ll-listenc to the first. .Do i you care
o v t,t”, rnde t tice ., ..! you marry Prudence's face . was ~turned atcay,.tind
her head bent crintio4::it
stole.oer. ears, neck.and chin. •
No. answer._ Her companion: leaned
over and took herhand again; venturous-
13ut the hand . was ha§tilv drawn away,
aild:a pair r,of satiny - black. eyes. flashed
into his now, and her uterry laugh. rang
over. the ivater.
rathei have 'grandma's,please,!
ought to go' home for I klio‘y almost
tea time::' r ; • •
, . Mt.:- Wen.tforth has ring,' in -his
pocket.),:apd.toOk up, the oars again ener.-
geticallY, with Out -a word.•
He Was fresh ..from and,
held the oat 'in
r many-,a - but ,he nev
er made better time than he, made on
that afternoon in rowing up the . river._
The• ligh . tboat 'shot .along, with ..thi row
er's broW:knitted, end: his teeth set. Not
.once 'did- he look at Prudence, who sat
in a',.half 'Puzzled, -halfalarnied' silence,
•now and then Stealing. sidewise gla^e.es
at the Offended young Hercules from •un
det her: hat. • ••
Mr. Werittorth drew a breath ;of relief I
when the boat at last grated on the•sand, 1
.and,. having assisted Prudence .to :land
atid curtly to carry, herlillies,he
ihf,uldered the oars and m4rched 'toward
horri:by her side; Prudenee,: somewhat.
. angry,.made' an ef
fort to.break die - silence, and: sindionsly
endeavored to; keep . from ' . crying: When
.he at last' left her .at the dObr, with a
coO1:-"Tbank yOu, Miss -Prudence,'.' and
departed-,to - catty the , ' oars to the:barn,
it was he' did'not look back, for Miss
'PrtidenCe-east the -Mlles aside with an
impatient gesture, and had.a,:fit-of cry
ing, with her.head.On...the. kitchen-. table.
When Mr. Wen tfoith m
. returned front
the half an hour. -later 'he did
picture that • comforted
.throb Eli the, pantry.. window: It . was.
Tradencelvith her sleeves` rolled. up -mold-,
biseuiis in 'dm:ter:lite - . haSt; :While the
'tears-felVihi.kisr an her high::ealleoiipron,
This picture so astonishedMtj'Ventforth
that ne. retreated „lastiiv a lilac'
bush to observe it. and; iingeriuk so 160' .
that be-was late- to .This was:a mod
el supper There vas ; : the
berries'. with cream besides, irked with
ph There., were
li,w9=MirmntainousTplates . of snowy hiSealt;
tbontraStifile•rwith...the rich gold of.= the.
"sponke'*ke . and buttei. '• Mr: Wentforth,
14i i itO SuppoSed he . 'should=:!lever have
.an appetite;. • 'rely 'quite revived' at, the
sight Of the_ table anslthe memory of the
rhe reat . of the boarders seemed to
share the sensation, for, the group seemed
very_hailariobs, ,and the eatables disap
peared rapidly.j Prudence was .out of
Fp iri ts but Farniet Holmes atoned for si
lence by unusual jolity.
When the biscuit passed a second time
to Mr. Wenttorth he \ saw that only one
was heft, and would hare - refused, decor
ously,..but. the hospitab)e farmer pressed
it,upon 1.4 M: „ .
"Don't .be 'afraid of it. .there are
plenty More in the kitchen, ain't there,
Prudence . '
Thus proted he accepted
and .Prudence s disappeared to .replenish
off. of your .
MONTROSE,- : - PA.,;-,MAROIk2p
the •pla,t,ic e ; Wenef9rih `divided :tli
biscuit then aropped'it kiledenVOWitti
exclamation that brought 'every 6ye upon
:T4ere„ imbedded thelight,white
breaq,.lay .erudence's. ,ring.
Such: about of lat3Oter., arose : that'
it bi•oniht - rtida6selliaok fromthe kitch,.
en in haste, , just inliMejp• see.,hini . 'cooly
r?lnovethe ring from the, bisctiit,.amidSt
the - merry '•01i-Ortis; and' .
waistcoat poet "to hti.' f , khq until - called.
for,". tie :said With a - Siii4cant.-granee at
her. scarlet I • a' •e.
for Poor --
: Jier ater. that,.
army-ot. j%ikes ofervilielined
her .protestations an& disclaimtnas, and:
she was •thankful . . to beat a .hasty 'r retreat
io the kitchen, when-the.4neal • :Was, over.:
But even th'ere she was, puirsited hy a.
laughing tri6' of the. it - idles, harrasseil .
with questions and - -:iviitidernient and
inertinie \ ift . ti I the .last. cliih was - set
away, and 'slie had si:ted,- her,: hat With.
,exense:: that kyile....inustgo fp
•; howeVer she stole
climbed. the Wall, and tit it:t6 the' farthest
end of :the - () ; rcliiird; ither4' slie fine; het-
I :elf on the. round • and - .oried as if- het
heart would 'beak. .Bhe had ‘pethap.4,
cried half af)hOtit.. , , wllO3-4 step crti.§ . lied
the drr . grasS at hei her,. and
the , Very voice - she
.rnostAlreaded to, hear,.
• "I have\ cninet - to retuilf : -yoit.fing';•l‘ll.4s
Poor littl ,
*Prudenne , sat, up liattily;and
took'the unfortunate- ring with , wfalter
ing ‘thank !you," - then,.mmediately hid
her face' again.
i'You - needn't thank ine. e'hohlil
broughp it - before, but :4 - .. , 00ni4 not find
you. 1 hope you're' not Aroubled-ahout
these rediculau jokes,',.!,,.hi added digni
'responded Eft "uden Pe,',Miser ably, between h r "I--:1 thOuir,nt,
vou'd think t did' it nti . .ptirPose."
"Row conid I hive: thought so ? - It
was a mere accident my getting, tbat par-;
Ocular yerT sorry . you've)
been annoyed in this way., going
away to'-inorrow, Miss' Pitidence."
• The sobi partiallypeased, , and' Miss
Prurience suiprised, , icAre you r -
Prudenol said -Yes," unsteadily,. bu
did not fake lisr, head.
No aiisw6r. —;
-‘f ear % ;kii- a way 1 -While‘ , you
ed with -die.. Woil't-iott , lefisttelil
why-,yoxtde crying "
13ecituse I—LiOig my grandmother'S
ring," sob6ed Prurience, making
effort for composure.
Mr. Wen tforth hiughed spit( . of him
• " it ' s safe on „four; nker, and' not
a whit worseloriti baking. !Is there no
other reason ?"
•• : •
,f:".l3tit . there 'is. I Elia • nO.er have:aut.'
other'. happy moment if. Pve: , offende#
you," said; he, tragically. I Was ,a brate
to treat yo;t1 as I 40, this afternoon ba i t
Prri going iaway,,, and I - shan't annoy you
again. 'Won't pin- forgive me now; and
shake hands •
Another long . Silence. Mr.', - Wentfort
tamed away-in despair but was detaine4
by. a faltering voice; torgive . yon
f--" , •
?!* was the breathlesEi . inOrPt
•,• • *
- The l mtire ohsAant boarders noticed
at*breakfast*the next' Morning that Mr.
'Anbot Wentforth wore - the iring that' he
found in the bi,cnit on the! little linker
of his left hand,alid that Prudened;w : oe
e, heavyebased gold . : circle :the PliA
of her lost ornament. 1:0 nee The. worts
'of one of!the fore-named E6arders*"thitt
tells.the . . .-•,
I • •
His name was Smith. NoW, will ',if at ,
ask any gi,rl if it-wasn't aggravating ? 1 I
always- told - 'Fanny -that I *ie . not`gotig;
to marry a man by the nanie . of Siiiitli';'
and , 'Faitity.'ttlirays Add tie 'the' tiaiiie,
thing. and here he :was . real nice,,all hut
that. Ilandsome , ,And-,clever, and in -
resting,, and •splendid, aL:11. he had; to:go
and‘be natned•Sinith. Smith is a horribly
:Common;name, you ;.knowour 'groc . ry
man's name itf.Sinith.--but I haven't t Id
yoU how it happened; have I? ' , T ; '',
Well; yeaterdayl Was
,going ' . down , to
•pa's store-I might . to.hags said _ware.
room (ma says pow, - as :pa 'does a
sale business too, i.Ought to be Careful')
--and, pastas 1- . got to the corner'dof
I .Tenth street, .it _began to
,raiii. I had
been and gone and got on my new hitt,
aue all the curl would have come outiot
the featherin two minutes , inure;'butdhe
came alOng just. then, and -he 'had pn
umbrella: up. I suppose I leoked kindlo i
frightened, forma .had . tom .the I'd bet
ter not wear that hat, - and "I' had Fa CI,
B LICA HTEP 'AFFECTION:
“Ma, my old one is perfectly horrid, d,
if: I've got to wear it, I-ain't going.l—
anyboi, he name along with that.
umbrella, and it was` -up, and he . aetually
said 'to ight out= in the tneetin',"l as
our girls ay.: . - 1 •
"Will you take my umbrella ?"
"No thankiyou,” I said, just as quick;
but I- - thOught that if didn't take!, it,
eve r y. bit of curl'TvOuld 'mine out of ,:tpat
feather, so I said, "Yes if you plea , I
g ill take it, and, f .yon call pa"s
dtni.e tb4iiiiiinw; it 't4re,'".' and:
Ike gave it. to ine,' ant '4lO gone off. up
the street ina minute, and; I happened'
store was, and .oh. ..*hat ~'would, ma „day,.
i l vhen She tOund I'd 'gone and Laken hid
nnibrella, and, nevet gii-e it back
0 ." crtie,diiess'i'l24as fright=
enedldidn't- know what .
ivenr., on down to' :Pa's*. store,iwitt;roimi„-
lindtold him, and - he laughed, and SiXid,-1.
as a little goose,and 'then he looked at:
the umbrella . an. said, "Way; I, 'reckon.
this is Smith's .. Umbrella. after
then. Ldid feel awftilly,tecanse, of course;
knPw...l. should Marry: hint ; know
l i eirls always do when gentlemen . dh any
thing of of that kind, and last
. .week I'd
La'intliuni;lY , iw He
,Won :Heri!!. and it happentid jcistio With'
his, name vas 810. h; and
ihu.tedl t. so and VOtt kno.iiti I'd : told tau
tly; and I knew . shAl when., I,
got - borne - I felt', aWfully lib nit it; and
*uncle' ed if, he • would ,his 6.6)0"
change.d.,,by. the :Liewslatur, if te,.fOnhil
rI really ! felt , . :had ab.rnt it. i • o.itiught
about ; I tun `,.per.f.t(tiv. I .
did riot closemy eye's . once,:hqugh. Sarah,,
our girl, saysl did; and I told 'hei she
was perfect` ',going. to
schoot. this. mottling. Fan nyin ust knot , /
of and I would:` ttlier she . ' Would
bearlt: front•Me 'than Li ;
strap er. .;
Thii aftefuoon, the drama, is over ! I
have liad, my his disappoihtineut„ It
happens in the' folio
Alas !Fhow' can I OPtiak 'ofjt: After'
sehooll - I went iloWn to pa, and , when,
I got there couldn't , see, him at ; first,.
and,prett,Y;str I asked ' 4ira where he.
wits,un he said at the hack, end of the
store, 'aria'.'wben 14ot preitYl near
I walljust behind. some .barrels—t. saw
aud,he was - talking[ to—oh, who:
do you; Oink ?—mv gen tl,:man., : and. pa .
wasdoing up a hnn - dre. for and he ,
Said," i ftrecignizd yOur little girl fester-,
day'sb knest' . : whefe' to- 'Clime for' my
prop4ty: The Child looked so distressed,
woe. glad, to lutTe come. aprOss.her,!! and.
palaughed and. said very -kind,
and . lie `said : ."Elere tellyour wife, lam
fific - `Wilf like Ihisr";:
Ifainted right away on a pile or rub
.hish,lbilt a yeast powder ,blix...hurt...m . v.
Athow,.sol - got, up.again, „and .should
think he ought tai, be- ashamed of himself
I ain't a child, 1, was , thirteen lait
April. and he was married all the •tinie,
and oh, dear ! what deceifftil things men
.sSarah told me they+ Oete, the day
our milkman let Mrs. Parker's .girl rule
in his cart, atid: I_ didn't :.believe her.—
Now I do, though. justi came
again without speaking to pa, 'and I'm
not going`-to eatany :dinner to-night. -I
wrote th'is down to remind wheil.an
in love not to believe,
him, for they are such horrid things.:
' 'Aud I don't .know what! Fanny will
say, for I told ,her she !flight be
A Timely Lessen.
•BY Af r A BY 'MAPLE.
(iNg morning I entered our dressing
room and threw myself into my com
furtable rockingchair for die spectal pur
pose of thinking. The : room and it
furnishing were.pleasatit and 'pretty when
in order,'but just note it viNs in a'state
bordering On confusion, to; say the least.
There were " my - husbaqd's "Sunday
clothes" thrown, upon :a - lOunge, just.
he had cast them aide the night, previous
on his retfirti'froni a politictl convention,,
a pair of slipper§ occupied ,a stool, and a
or boots were standing iv)t, far oti,.as if
ti) keep watch of
. their -- Master's possess
ions. Three or four papei• collars that
h d failed to become wedd i ed AO the shirt
baud, were thrown Upon the carpet, and
althost as 'many: neck-ties were ''strewn
upon the dressing bureati.l Thilz'poinat«
um jar was minus- its-.cover, ==wind;. the
tooth brush -and
,powder lay= upon the
window seat,,ipst as be had left thern_in
hour before. i.-.
'lt was nbt . asear since:l hid come . to
the , prptty, vine"-wreathed oottage t 'a hap
,py,ijayous LifewaS..to - beall'rase..._
colored. 1 loied iny husband,. and- V..*-
surk... that •love was returned with Ali ' it,
lover's fond .devotion. sias'
it possible that the .- futureCould'be iith•;-1
erwise than glowing with roseate
For months our; rooms were always.to
be found in the, most fastidious order.. I
had been early trained of most . eye
tematic modes of domestic economy by a
tliOnghqui, judicious inatifer ; 'and as
1 , my husband had , long had the' care Of
his own wardrobe previous , to: ourmar--
riage, he still took the responsibility. -of
brushing . and-hanging 'away his outer
gartnents, hats and bootsHalways keep=
ing everything in the neatest possible or
I.was frequently eonotn'tulated _on hay
.4lg won : so rich a prize ',from the Mari
market)._ _and. visited 'the
friends homes of my .llat„tered;rayself
that I - had . madethe beet Choice; Mid had
drawn the one Of a thotisand. But ate'
- the months slipped by I - lottad that . my
• • 1.
h ital. and gi.eiv:les3 .eatefhl and
e t , wortl4 - ,...8.4y; 3 50t . •;;
tie, 1 am in such a' , httr.ry to , be otc - .oia
..wouid cash Jay
them avEhy." • . And of ,late •he hal left
elierythingAty . iiiy r, re4nest.
Or than t: was about. this.;mattet .that •
Cleiermjned iu think and A pfan.
thinginist be dongcto 1 cure' -such , h,eed-•
leesness. -'• : -
Was Ito .b :come-John's servant ?:--to
go day after day, and. e,yery year,
as thousanis of other women weredoing,
picking tip after my htisband, : not only
his' cOtnes, hut tools and frafts j *
able, no mAtter 'whether , I was - Elick or
well ? Was it my dui y to* make s slave, .:1
of myself b , Jcasse 3V41.9„4, Wifp : was
,his,clothes in„repair, and. i
clean,•sci far 43 13‘'eafig - tbit ' t "the laundry
was'att.eiAM to in' the'
13'ut.for him to take doWn ,
(moody scatter, about the roomihtits and: 3. •
buqs tor me toi gather aticr .put,
place,'day day, I deterinieedwai. no
phrt of my creed of duty ' -Ifeb4ou g -`,
ed to the weaker sex,li :iiet . , l fot the
life of me see whyrl should,' do thelwork :a .
that he had, consid!led his duiy „before
we wer.- married oeti..for tiineAtf
ter ward, lie really , idestres that fshould,
be's companion as - ' 118'
Now, hew an leirey titife'; for
tellectnal. culture it deri'ite my:„
whole strepgth to z att.ending
,tizo. the tip
mestic inachitiery,,and ,acting the part of 3
valet at the same tinie . ?
It is not the ainennt'.of wOrkAii'tlber
die now ' that of such. ..vast ittitbr;
tance, thO..habit ,of care es nem oa
the.:par', of my -.husband, if. ~not.. now. \
checked,' wilt !worse and ,:w.orse in
all thuyears to ,come I abhor 'quarrels'
and inust rot encourar faniil7
13ui I §hall, not be a whiter and' bootbhick
—that is c a settled fact !
Atid,with this -I arose. I ineked: up
the handkerchiefs collars} and
slipters; tnd put: - _the toilet 'stand iti - Or
ider,:tnoth:powder,- , paid bra 4 h ; inohiLlea--,.
A week...later. ind , 'John • .01048:
the office fir great haste, li.rdesirett
him gp,to the`.city, to attend: ,to stow
renew - tcilet.' 'With hasty , strides
marolied to the closet 'for - hiir , "Sunday'
suit." - . : •
''`Why,jitotie, w here ,are .my t elothea?','
he.gyi oired; • as :he - .gazed gazed :on, ,empty,
'•.,„ • . , ,
'A - Where Yon left' W£l:3 • theltildt '
stitohed , aw' - oir'd ,
a lihe shirtj:w as;inaking for him. .; -
."Why, I 4 ottie I, you . 4.on't mean to ;say
the Tart in, the
,dressing-rootn.. yet 'and •,
-tuihrustred; do yOU ?", •
"I mean tusay they arelextietty 'as Pow
mv. fine • boots , there. z toi>. r: wait,
his next enquiry. • • ,
"Ithi,nk they are, was . demure
For a , moment - there wits' :utter silence.?
I dated.not look up, for I.knew'that John'
had a., temper sometimes • that was.not
easy, to control. .But for once.that had
ni.t been raised, Or; if it bad.' it • took
new turn ; for presently . the_sitting•rOom
echoed with • a "Ha, 'ha.; ha!" •as hearty
and genuine as thonek sortie happy joie
lad just .been perpetrated; and then, ,
. J„ohn'exclaimed.7— . .• "
"And so the little woman thought she
would tPach . a lesson 'and :nip carelessness
in the bad. • All , right,Hand'it - she ever . ;
catches her - boy so tlonghtleis'again,.l
hope sbe • will .remind 'him in the same
'Never again . did husband ined,a :
iesion - on fairing - care tilaohithes.---
And . when•the years Weuthytind brought ‘,
little helps in:disanise tounr,eWn hearth. ;: ,
thankful that tilylj
could 41p . ,keep • Order,brevi.mifle as T :
es precept; thereby sieving,net Only . ;work
but discordantly/or& and trouble; •
• - This' is the way' li is
hotetregieterr - '
ifeomitAble 'Henry.' Hailifloli.Vaal;
Ilewait,a.portly. man, he*. t talked
load v oice , and . he darkly , hipted the'
clerfc'that he - 46 here, Maimportiitit:bipe
rifle Is t • fi t, . . t ;`i
, The-nextrmorning lifteehis•arrivaljlet.,i
spreafLoutfiTe or six. papq4Apj the reta.,, r
ing room t4ble, and, vent .over,each:`,CW . ,
um of eabh"parier in 'turn: 'lre - Witt 3 oe
cunivd for nearly' two' hour's; °--and ai he ' 1
was folding titi" the - viperfra - gen dem=
wir had been'ititerested id';'his txtinsat•
"Well, you what you were
looking,after '?" '
didn't said - the Heinle;
in a loud voice.
always. thought the press• of Neff;
York was uptothe - mark in enterprise,
but I came into:town , early yesterday
mnruing 'and not it' dam paper baa'a line
of notice aboutit yet I' t- -
When, a:ten-year-oldyoungmar,.coMet. •
hOme „at, night - with four gory ~ttnift,at
lerattheaface,.4 1 4eAding 12 10040 1 31, ; .i 3 ti4 :
toils of mud on his trousers, jot!: mar:
know that mumble'te peg is in
inted 111 ,5Pobicrii , t