Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, August 18, 1881, Image 1

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Bradford Republican,
A pliblishod 6vory Towalids, Pa.,
HOLCO2IIII k TRACT, Propriotors.
Terms:—.l.l paid In advance, $l.OO per annum
not paid Ili advance $1.25. To anbacribera out
of the county, $1,25, invariably in advance, the
addition being made to cover prepayment of
poitage; •
Advertising Rates:—Six cents line for first
insertion, and five cents per line for all subs:!-
quent insertions. Reading notice advertising
ten cents per line. Eight lines constitute a
square, and twelve lines an inch, Auditor's
notices $2.50. Administrator's and Executor's
notices' $2.00.' Yearly advertising • $150.00 per
TUE ItErunmeart is published in the I racy,
Moore and Nobles Block, at the corner of Main
and Pine streets, over J. F. Corser's Boot and
Shoe store. Its circulation is over 2000. As an
tlvertising medium it is unexcelled in itA !m
-ini...Hate field.
Our . Clubbing Terzus.
We will - furnish till paying, subscribers for
he ltutnii.icaN within the county with any
the- following 'publications, until further
notice,st the rates given below.
Tb-e ItEruntaca3rsl.oo in addition.
r;w;scribers residing out of the co int y ill
chaiwed 23 cents additional
N s . i . erk Weekly Times,
Svinil.Weekly Times. ,
New York - Daily Tribune,
New York Daily Evenit , Post,
" " Weekly "
Semi-Weekly a&
New York Weekly World,
Philadelphia Daily Time; 5 65
Philadelphia Weekly Times; 1 SO
Philadelphia Daily Press, 3 'OO
Pniladelphia Weekly Press,... . .... 1 10
Harper's 51agazine,. . ' 3 10
• Harper's Weekly, 1 325
Harper's Bazar, 3 25
Ncribner's Monthly,.'... ' 3 25
St. Nicholas, 2 50
Appleton's Journal,2 35
with steel engraving of Dickens.. 3 10
Popular Science Monthly,
4 00
Supplemet4,.... 2 50
Magazine - of American History 400
North American Review, 4 00
New York Medical Journal,
American Agriculturist,
'Country Gentlemen,
Dural 1.. 1- ew Yorker,..
Toledo Blade,
Littell's Living Age,
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Atlantic Monthly,
Wide Awake,
Ilabyland, •
stueutitic American,.
Peterson's. Magazine,
rlie Nursery,
Farmer's Review
BariingtoivHawkeye, 1 50
New England Journal of Education— , 2 00
Kendall's Treatise on the Florae 25
rrilval and Departure of Mails.
Mails arrive and depart at the Tawauda Poet-
office as follows
Phil., N. 1. and Eastern States ..
Doshore, Laporte,&c.....:..
L. V. way mail from the North '
sh,shequin '
New Era, Tuesday, Thursday and
- Saturday...... .. ..........
Asylum, \C., Monday, Wednesday and
Friday .
Troy, - Burlington. Sc
Lellaysville, Rome. fie 1:00
Clam...a pouch from Erie and NCR Re 2:30
L. V. way mail from the South.. ..... 4 :35
Berclay.. 0 t3O
Closed pouch from Elmira and E It It 10:4 7
9: A. Y.
.00 Y.
1:00 P.
Canton. alonroeton, !to
Lehigh Valley way mail South
Closed pouch Elmira, Erie and North-
ern Central Railroads
Troy, Burlington, Sc
Shei•heiluin • A:.c •
New Era, Tuesda,y Thursday and Sat.
Asylum, Monday, Wednesday and
Friday ' 1 : 00
Leltaysville• Rome,' ac... • 1:00
Duttiore, Sc —.... 2:45
Lehigh Valley way mail North 3:15
New linrk Phi's: and Eastern states. 7:45
,91fic. , open from 7:00 A. 1. to 7:15 P. at. Money
Order olTiee open from 8:00 a. i. to 7:00 P. M.
OLlice open on Sunday from 9:00 to 10:00 A. at.
TAEE EFFECT MAY 15, isso. •
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itan•ling Stone.
I•P:lid:town ....
"Awn vrti 1: Ity
1 x• II Junction
NI:Luc:A ; . :Ininak,
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11,011;.heal .
New York
.tll.•utown ..:-
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Ulster ...... C.
Milan .....
Waverly '
Niagtn Falls
No. 32 leaves Wyaluaing at6:oo, A. M.,
u.wn 6.1 t, ittimmertleld 6.23, Standing Stone 6.31
Wtssulang 6.40. Towanda 6.63, Ulster 7.06,
Milan 7:16. Athens 7:25, Sayre 7:40. Waver
ly 7:55, arriying at Elmira 8:50.
• No. al beards Elmira 5:45 P. M. .
. Waverly 6:35, •
Sayre 6:45, Athens 6:50 , Milan 5,159, Motet..7:oB,
1 ossuda 7:13, Wysanking 7:35. Standing Stone,
7.411 Rurnmerneld 1:52, Pretichtown 8:09, arriv
irnz at Wyalneing at 8:15.
Trains s and 15 rdn daily. Sleeping ears on
tratne's and 15 between Niagara Falls an d Phila.
•delphla and between Lyons and New York with
changes. Parlor ears On nibble 2 -aid 9
befweea Niagara Dills and Philadelphia with
: out change, and through coach to and from
Rochester via Lyons.
6 . /.711T. PA.. May 15. lash Pa. & IQ. T. R. B.
TowANDA AGENCY, representing the counties
Ti4,ga, Bradford, Wyoming, Sullivan,- usque
. Lamm, and wayne.
correspondence promptly attended to.'
C. J. ELLIS, Manager --
for D. Appelton
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Towanda Business Direct try.
KIMBEBLEI e eo. W. Office 2nd door aonth
First Nati • nal Bank, up 'Gam banntil
WILLIS, E. • Office over Kirby's Drag Stole.
A.& Menu? Mock. nov 13. S •
SUITE. ELKS:KAN. Office over Kirby's Drug
Story, Merc-ur Block. _ -
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ALIFF, J. N. Office in Wood's Block, south
First Natio nal Bank, up-Stairs. Juno 12.78
ELSBREE & SUN (If C Elabree and L Elam.)
Office in Marcia Mack, Park St. ma 3,14,79
DECK It OVERTON (Benj if Peek aad D A °Dn
a- ton). Office over Hill's Market 4,8-'79
OVERTON k SANDERSON (E Orono% and John
_ PSandetton.) Office in Adam Mock. jaity6'7B
M . AXAVELL,'W3t. Offtee over Dayton's Store
WILT„ J. ANDREW. Office in Mean's Block
7 -
nAvrEg, CARNOCHAN & HALL. ( W ..T barter.
W E Carnochan. L S Haii.) Office in rear
or Ward House. Entrance on Poplar St. )je12:15
RifERCUIt, RODNEY A. Solicitor of Patents.
AML Particular attention paid to business in
Orphans' Court to tho settlement of estates.
Offico in Montanye's Block. 4949
III~CPHERSON 6: YOUNG, (I. McPherson and
£TJ `{'. l. Young.) OtHeo south sido of Morcar's
Block. 'lab.iß
Air :WILL !l• KINNEY, Office corner Main and
AA& Pine at. Noble's block, second • Boor front.
Collections promptly attended to: feb 1 78
I 95
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9 2
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Williams, E J Angle and E E Buffington).
Office west side of Main street, two doors north
of Argus office. All business entrusted to their
care will receive prompt attention. oct 26,77
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lliffAßON k TIIO3IOION, G. F. Yam,
Thompson,) Attorneys:at-Law. !special at
tention to conveyancing, examination of title'
and all matter relating to real estate. Collec.,,
tions promptly remitted. Office over Patch k;
Tracy's store. Marlo44l.
neys and Counsellore•at-Lew. °MC° in the
Aterear Block, over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store.
July 3, 'BO tf.
rpROMPSON, W. 11. and E. A., Attorneys-at
J. Law, Towanda, Pa. Office in Mercur Bloat,
over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store, entrance on Main
street. first stairway north of Post-office. All
business promptly attended to. Special atten
tion given to claims against the United States
for Pensions, Bounties, Patents, etc.,: and to
collections and settlement of decedent's esUites.
April 21. ly _ ,
1 10
2 10
1 85
1 60 i
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TOIINSON, T. B.;• 31. D. Office over At. H. C
ur Porters's Drug Store. feb,12.78
NEWTON, Drs .D.N. & F.D. Office at Dwelling
on River Street, corner Weston St. feb 12,77
T PAD% O. H., M.D. Office let door above old
.14 bank building, on Main street. Special at
tiAlon given to diseases of the throat and
ga. ju1y19,78
3 25
2 50 -
1 65 ;
2 75
1 60
1 20
WOODBURN, S. M., M.D. Office and resi
dence. Main street, north of M.r.Churcli.
Medical Examiner for Pegaion Xormirtment.
tab 22,78
DAYNE, E: D.. 1.D.8. Office over hf4titanye's
Store. Office hours from 10 to 32 'A. au and
from 2 to 4 r. at. Special attention 'given to
Diseases of the Eye, and Diseases ofLthe Ear.
cict 20.77
Us'ENRY HOUSE. Main at., next corner south
J-0 ,11, 1 of Bridge street. Now house and new
furniture throughout. The proprietor has
spared neither pains or expense in making his
kotel first-class and respectfully solicits a share
of public patronage. Meals at all hours. Terms
foasonable. large Stable attached.
mar 8 77 WM. HENBY.
4.00 4. et
WATEINS POST, SO. 68, 0. A. R. Meets
every Saturday evening, at Military Hall.
GEO. V. PAYER,•Comounuter.
J. R. Hrrrninan. Adiutant - _Job 7, 79
CII'ISTAL LODGE, NO. 57. Meets at ta. et r.
Hall every. Monday evening at- 7:30. In
surance $2,000. Benefits $3.00 per Week. Aver
age annual cost, 5 years experience, $ll.
J. R. KITTIUDGE, Reporter.
Jxasx Wannnt.x, Ju., Didator. fe 22.78
1:00 P. II
BIIADFORD LODGE , N 0.167, I. 0. 0. F.. Meet
in Odd Fellow's Ugly every Monday evening
st 7 &clock. Wsasszt Him., Noble Grand.
June 12,75 ,
pb, ST, F. No. 32 Second street._ All orders
, will receive prompt attention. June 12,75
W. K. Smalley. Dealer in Tobacco, Cigars
Pipes, and Smoking Ghods. Choice Confection
try always on hand. No. 2, Park at. may 17,78
RYAN, O. W. County Superintendent. Office
days las t Saturday of each month; over
TOrner & Ogrdon's Drug Store, Towanda Pa.
• July 19,1%
The Fall Term 'of twenty-eight year com
mences on Monday August 22nd, 1881. For cata
logue or other information. addreu call on
the Principal.
illy 19.78
15.9 7
P.ll. 1.11. A.ll
6.30 11.30
0.54 11.56
8.35; 1.18,8.30 .
1 5.10 8.05
9.10 : . 1.45; 9.001 3.45
9.45 2.10' 9.40, 4 15
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110.54 5.13
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A.M. P.M. P.M ..P.M
RUSSELL,' O e f ersl Inglranee t g ; l „,,dfPt Office in
Store. July 12,76
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. 13 ,r!, Is sure in its effects, mild in its action as it does
not blister, yet is penetrating and powerful to
reach every deep seated pain or to remove any
bony growth or, Other enlargements, such as
1 , 5 , opaline, splints curbs, callous, sprains, 5we11.2.0
. 2 . 0 lugs andlny lameness and all enlargements of
the joints or limbo, or for rheutnatism in man
a'" and for any purpose for which a liniment is used
for man .or beast.- It is vow known to be the
best liniment for man ever used,acting mild and
yet certain In its effects.
^.; fiend aMdreso for . Illustrated Circular which
We think gives positive proof of its virtues. No
remedy Las ever. met with, uch unqualified tic
&so to our knowledge, for beast as well a man.
Price fa per bottle. or st bottles for $5. All
Druggists have it or con get it for you, or it will
be sent to any address on reaelpt of price by the
proprietors, Du. . B. Jl RENDA.I.I. b Co.. Enos
burgh Falls, Vt. 4r r
Sold by all Drugglits.
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Y.M.P.M. A.M. A.M.
Mclntyre & Spericer„
~" Ree r rlly announce to the public that they
are p red to build all ki n ds of
15 . . •
30 .
- Top & Open Buggies,
Towanda. Pa.
WILLIAMS. EDWARD: Practical Plumber
and Gas Fittt. Place of business in Mer
cur Block next doo , to Journal once opposite
Public Square. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, ;ftepair
ng Pumps of all kinds, and all kinds of Gearing
promptly attended tb.. All wanting work in his
no should give hini • call. - ju1f17,77
formerly of the Ward House, Towanda, Pro
prietor. . This Hotel is located immedlatly
opposite the railroad depot, Every pains taken
lot the comfort of, guests, July 5,77'
MOWN - ER, EL D., M.D.. •
Residence end office plat north of Dr. COrbon'e
Main street, Athens. Pa.
Between Main and Se2ond - , 1 Opposite
the Juil
egsrox AND matoax Musa WADO,
Trotting Sulkies and Skeletons
Blade of the best material and in the 'beat style
MI work warranted to glee perfect saliefictlon.
We have one of the best bareage Painters In
the Country.and do all work la-thla line at the
lowest rates. AU kinds of ?tapering neatly and
promptly done at reduced prices. Making new
springs and repairing old ones a speciality. All
work guaranteed. Please give WI s call.
Towanda, dan 4.ISSU—Iv
Is without a rlvai in the cure of skin , diseases of
all descriptions. It has been thoroughly tested
by the medicallaculty and the public, and is re
commended and extensively used byphysielans.
This soap is combined with pure sulphur, which
enters the pores of the skin, and being absorbed
into the blood removes therefrom- all impuri
ties by exciting the skin to healthy action. Be
sure to ask for VAN DYNE'S summit SOAP,
insist upon it, and take no imitation. Sold by
druggists. .fan.l3-61s.
CUBEs e,
memTVV'lrl Bpi.
rho BatBMT
- MOWN to Man!
11;000,000 Bottles
This Syrup possesses -Varied Properties.
It Stimulates the IPtraline In the
Saliva, which converts the Starch and
Sugar of the Asod tato glucose. A nen.
cieney in Ptyalin. causes Wind and
Souring of the !bad in the stomach. - IS
`themedletneistahen Immediately alter
the lbrmentatioa of limit. Is pro.
t e t
l t rae upon Vie Liter.
D acts- u the Kidneys.
It ales the Bowels.
It Purifies
the the Blood.
It Quiets Nervous Spiess.
It Protesotes Digestion.
It Nourishes. Strengthens a nd
It carries off the Oid Blood and
- It opens the pores of the skin and induces
Why Perspiration.
neutralizes the hereditary Minton , poisoi
In the blood, which generates Scrofula, _En.
sigel and all manner of skin diseases B A4
internal humors.
There are no spirits employed in its mans
facture, and it can be taken by the most deli
cafe babe, or by the agedandfeeble, careering
being reyteirin attention to directions.
i.ealsorsztory, 77 IVO/it .34 Sty
Never fallido Care.,
Astaan e b . schuTkin ros.
Dear tur:—Tnis is to ce that your INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP has benefit me more, after a
abort trial, than aU the medicine I have used
for 15 years.
Disease of the Stomach.
Ashland. Sr.huykill co., Pa.
Dear have used yonti excellent INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP for Disease of the Stomach, and
it has proved to bo &Imitable medicine.
Mae. J. Ammar.
Nervous Debility.
Turtle Potut, Mckean co
bear Sir:—; • was troubled with Nervotis De
bility and partial Paraiyabi, for a number of
years, and obtsinod no relief until I your
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP, a short trial of which
restored me to health.
For Scrofula:
Turtle Point, McKean Co., Pi
Dear Sir:—bly little girl was cured of Inf
mutton of Use Face and Eyes, by the use of your
reliable INDIA BLOOD SYRUP. A physician
had previously failed to afford relief and it was
thought that the, child could not live. Its neck
and breast was entirely covered with Scrofulous
Bores, which are pow entirely gone.
Sure Care for Liver Cothilaint.
Turtle Point, McKean co., Pa.
D.ol..vir 134 Man • Jr,
Liver Complaint and Dyspepsia, atter the doe
tOrs failed.
ReMedy for the Rheumatism.
Turtle Point, McKean co., Ps.
t Dear Sir:--1 have used your excellent INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP for Rheumatism and Liver Com
.plaint. and have derived great relief therefrom.
. . Dawns 13ixspsos.
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An Agent's Testimony.
i • • Turtle Point, Maims co., Ps.
Dear Bir:—l was a life4ongaufferer from Liver
Complaint until I tuied snur great INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP, from which I soon 'obtained
permanent relief. I also And the Syrup to be a
valtiable Bowel Regulator.
Mums C. Mauve*.
A Valuable Medicine.
Berlin. Somerset D0.,Pa...
Dear Sir:—This is to certify that your reliable
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP is the beat medicine
ever used in my laically. Hoping the public will
be benefited by this great remedy, I take great
pleasure in giving my testimony of its value.
dons% P. ligimagßa.
Dyspepsia and Indigestion.
Berlin; Somerset Co., Pa.
Dear Sir:—l take pleasure in recommending
-your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP as the beat medi-
cine made. People who are Dyspeptic should
not fail to give it a trial. For tue Stomach it
has no equal. - I have used it and know it to be
s valuable medicine,
Liver Complaint.
Berlin, Somerset Co., Ps.
.Dear Sir:—l was troubled with Uver Com
plaint for a long time, and by the persuasion of
your Agent, I commenced taking your excellent
INDIAN BLOOD STSBP,which has greatly bene
fited me. 1 havd never found any medicine to
equal it r and can confidently say tt is a safe and
highly valuable remedy ,
Pain in the Bteast.
- Berlin, Somerset Co., Pa.
Dear Str:—l was &faded with a Pain in my
Breast and Side, and when I would lie down, I
could sorcely breathe for Peti, I was also very
weak In my Breast .and,raxings. • I used some of
your INDIAN BLOOD - SYRUP and am now near
ly well. lily Lungs arw.strong once more and I
amt very grateful to you for such a valuable
Dyspepsia and Indigestion.
Philadelphia, Ps.
Dear Slr:—This is to certify Slut pour mina
ble INDIAIti BLOOD SYRUP has cured me of
Dyspepsia and Indigestion, which I had been
afflicted with for years. -
For Kidney Diseases.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Dear Sir Ins subject to severe Pains in my
Kidneys, Weakpess and Painful Sick Headache.
for years, and ironed to obtain relief, until I was
induced to try your reliable INDIAN BLOOD
SYRUP, a shot trial of which restored, me to
perfect health. 3.;
No. 1525 Bartrana St.
For Costiveness.
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When John and I were married first,
We had not a dollar to spare; •
I had,a woolen dress or two,
And a blanket shawl to wear.
And John had his decent working clothes,
And a snit for the Babbaih Day,
And were so poor and yet so rich !
We Were as happy asbirds in nay.
When• John and I were married first
-We had only a two.roomed cot;
Bat then there wasn't a cent of debt
On either the honseor lot.
,The law pi love was on the hearth,
The rdses • eweet at the gate,
And John and I knew wealth would come
And were happy enough to wait.
When John and I were married drat,
The count of our Mends was small,
Bat the few we had were good and true,
And It mattered , not after all;
For earl, and late our bands were full,
And happy enough were we
To think the prattle of baby tongues
The best of good company.
Now I have tinge and chains of gold;
I have satins and laces rare,
(For John thinks nothing is rich enough
For his dear old wife to wear.)
But I reniembei. my woolen dress,
My hood - and my blanket shawl; '
And Old how full of pleasant things
Are the days that they rec !
Our two-roomed cot has gro ,n for me
To a mansion large and grand;
And proud enough am I of it, -
For it's all John's Head and Hand.
But often I think of our little bons°
- (It's memories never tire),
And how John laughed ter very joy,
When we lighted our first fire. " •
130 youths and maidens marry for l a ve,
If you've Love and Health,
Marry for Love without a fear;
You can work and wait for wealth.
Easy to work, when toil is bliss,
And easy enough to wait
When Love slugs every hour away;
And blesaits von early and late I
B. B. Btr.muti;
D. C. Wnzsatr
It was a simple thing to do so much
—a strip of rots -pink silk—and certainly
harmless in itielf. But item:l4d Launce
Lisle the worst heartache of his life. I
Aittirsr- •
flirted. That was a fact patent among
her - admirers .1 Handiome she was, Wi ts
ty and charming, beyond compare; but
never had folly enough to think that
the-warmest smile that ever parted her
red i lips meant more than would read in.
an open book.. If Virginia would write
between the lines; she had never done
so, .though she was one-and-twenty.
For three-mouths she bad been mis
tress of Granby, a magniflcenk,• old
family inheritance. The great mansion
of pale gray-atone, set among lawns and.
gardens, beautiful beyond compare,
was her very own, and her home, and
it bad been the home and possession of
all her line for over. 100 years. From
father to son, and finally from father to
daughter, Granby had come to her.
And there she dwelt. with her guardian,
Mr.- Israel, • her Aunt 'Content and a
goodly train of servants: 1 - The heiress
of Granby. being who alio was and what
she was, was toasted far and near, and
naturally would have become a prey to
Waal= thine
sins liassiuzwza
fortune-hunters, but clause of
her father's will. ' It had been the one
prayer of his life, and it was his dying
request, carefully worded upon paper,
that Virginia, then a child of nine years,
should marry Launcelot. Lisle. He was
his stepson, already a 'young man of
character and weight. But he had
never lived at Granby, and-when, Vir
ginia, at 16, met him, she could not re
member to have seen him before.
It was on the day of her father's fun
eral. -Her stepsister had been dead
several years, and but for the sister of
her own mother ? ' Aunt COntent, she
was quite alone. Launce had almost
immediately gone back to London, • but
he bad come to her, shiiering in her
black under all the excitement,
and said gently, that he feared she
would be very lonesome—that he wish
ed he could remain at Granby—that he
might be oflsome service to her, etc. ;
but briefly he was gone, and .she had
returned to school.
At 18 she was at Granby again, and,
"with her guardian's approval and per
sonal orersight, saw'much company. It
was better she Should see something of
the world before choosing a husband,
he said; and so, people argued she was
not engaged to Lanuce Lisle, though
Virginia said freely that she Was so, sin
less Mr. Lisle preferred otheiWiee since
her father had wished it. , Whatever
the truth might be, the Wit seemed to
make fortune-hunters at least frequent:
But one fact, as. I hive said, was pa
tent--Miss Payne never flirted. Many
argued the prnof of her engagement from
this; others instinctively read another
cause in a certain vestal purity of the
countenance.girl's when in utter re
It the play of conversation it was
charmingly tivanions and fascinating.
Her crimson and soft black veil,
the white and radiant color,
htilped makeup a face whiob, when fully
seen, could never be forgotten. Cer
tainly Launce Lisle thought so, coming
upon it suddenly, for another brief
week of his life, on a hurried• business
trip to New York.
It was just after Virginia became
legally, mistress of Granby. She was
spending' the Winter in the city.
say, Lannise,' said Peyton Lesley,
'you will see your betrothed to-night.
She is to be at Madam Hyaciiith'&'..
Lance made no reply, bit when he
was alone with his sister, a very sweet
woman, whom he dearly loved, he
'Do you know Virginia Payne, Prue?'
Mrs. Roberta replied that she did.
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If the night is dreary,
- It kads to the day;
If-tho heart is weary. .
It learns - to pray.
If, standing lonely.
The tears fall fast,
We know it is or 'y
Till life is passed.
'Ti. all in Measure .11
Of each day's share—
The pain and pleantre,_
The joy and despair.
We loge on the morrow
• The ache of today;
The sweet and the bitter
- Must both - pass away.
'Do you lilt hes ?' •
'Yes,' said Mn Rosberts, with deais
. ,
That was 'enough. • Lance said no
more. Bataf. supper . Virginia's name
was again mentioned. 3 lie , heard then
that she never flirted.
'He was conscious . of dressing with
unusual care for the evening's enter
tainment. Before be left the house he
took from a trunk a photograph sent
him by Virginia's father, some 12 years
previotudy. It "
represented a slight
child of eight, with soft, dark eyes,
and a wealth of dark, curling hair. He
had the pale child's image dimly in his
mind, confused by the memory of the
same at 16—a timid girl, trembling in
her black dress—when, an hour later,
he came - face to facie with Virginia, in
her Bush of yolithfullovelineas..
Mr. Israeli - upon *hose arm she lean
ed, welcomed him warmly.
'We are going back to Granby to
morrow. Come soon and visit us,' be
Lance° did not know what words •he
need in 'accepting this invitation—the
petite figure in white and gold confus
ed him so; but he had arrived late, and
Virginia and guardian were already go
ing, and that wag the end of the conver
sation. Hp mused over { it, thinking
that the lady! was simply polite, and
seemed indifferent simply because she
was not so. At sight of the frank, steel
blue eyes, the firm,, white brows shad
dived by rings of fair hair,. the finely
chiieled month--all of which she, re
membered perfectly—her heart gave a
traitorous leap and threatened so alarm
ingly to go over to the stranger that
she ,swiftly summoned all her native
caution. He did not love her, probably
—pertains never w0t1149 and On, wari
very proud. Even her father's wish
must be set aside before her rights as a'
woman to be preferred solely for her
But Latunie went to Granby. I
hardly know of anything on earth that
would!have kept him from going. Vir
ginia bad reigned mistress there , only
since the previims autumn, but her taste
for what was .aristio and beautiful had
given the interior of the great mansion
a striking , el s iarro. Lovely' pictures
leaned from the walls; graceful figures
in bronze and marble graced shelves
and niches; floora had bees relaid in pol
ished woodit and covered with - rich
skins and fOlteign rugs: And over this
beautiful hoiiie reigned a pregnce the
most beautiful he had ever seen,
Lamle° thought. He, talked, and rode
and drove with Virginia, anci_ she was
sweet and gentle. But others talked
and rode. _aasL drovn with
she hail known all her bie---and she was
sweet and gentle with them. There was
Allan Stuart, Godfrey Greg and the
Rane brothers--Launce could not see a
bit of difference between her treatment
of thew and of himself. 'lle pondered
the matter at night, on . a sleepless nil
low, the moan looking at him through
the silken .curtains of the windows, that
week at Granby. But Launce was a
thoroughly manly fellow, and had cour
age to dare his - fate. He did not admire
Virginia Payne one whit' the less be
cause of the reserve which SO banal
One day when they were out riding
with a party of four others,la proposed
making a cross out through the woods
to find a whip which he had lost there
the day preirions, and asked Virginia tb
accompany hi m.
, •
accompany him.
'We will meet the others at tlielnin
pike ciossing.' be said. t -
Virginia turned her horse's head
readily, all unsuspicious; but, when
they were bid among- the balsamie firs
she suddenly became_awaroof her com
panion's manner. A sadden bloom
showed in tier cheeks; she began her
self the search for the *hip.
'I do not care e Oicaynne for the
whip. I came this way, Virginia, that
I might be alone with you for a mo
ment.' • '
This'did not tend 'to make the soft
"cheeks any lesslivid, but Lame° did
not notice. •
want to tell you yen something,'
he went on, steadily, 'which you have
heard from other men, , I dare say, but
l it is nevertheless true from me. I-have
never in my life seen a woman who
sniff . ; me as, you do, Virginia; and it is
I not because of what your father wished
and planned for us, but because rof
Yourself. But while yoni. are beautiful
and attractive, there is,noihing wonder
ful about me; and though I don't know
why you should marry me I wish you
would. Not because of your father's
wish, either.'
- He had taken her hand, stopped the
horses, and was looking into her face,
with its downcast eyes and tremulous
lips. - -
• 'Could you love me, Virginia ?'
A dimple stirred the soft cheek.
.she never knew what startled her
horse at that moment, but he shied at
some object in the wood, nearly ituseat
ing her, and then flew like tie wind
down the path. Latium folloied
ionily, but sbe hid met the others of the
party before he 'Overtook her. There
was - no chance to 'see her alone again
that day, and- the next he bad set for
his departure. Bat she had confessed
nothing, promised nothing, and he
was, perhaps, 'less at ease than before
_his declaration.
There was company to entertain that
diy—among the number Torn Arling
ton. Latium had, often heard him,
spoken, of and did not wonder. He
was a singularly handsome man, with a
brilliant complexion,' :disheifided hair,
curling silken beard, ti blase air, and
the tout ensemble of an artist. Launce
looked critically at the. rose•and-gold of
Tom Alington's make-up, and did not
like him. This before he observed
that his attentions to Virginia _during
the evening were icy . marked. She
talked to him, played for him, sang'
_with him. Poor Virginia! nea i t o
being perfectly happy that she dared not
contemplate it, she tidied upon the
first pretext for concealing her emotion.
And that pretext, unfortunately was
-Tom Arlington.
. i
"Alas l 1 how y the world goes wrong!
A kiss to much or a sigh too long,
And More Mows a mist and a blinding rain s ,
And Wis never the same again I"
~Lattice remembered • that Virginia
'did not flirt,' and though he struggled
Manfully against it, his heart sank like
lead before the evening was , through.
8o young, so sensitive, so susceptible to
beauty and grace in others, was it likely
that he would win her ? No.'no I he
told himself, bitterly. He knew bow,
alone and unaided, he had battled with
the stern realities of life, how he had
conquered the temptations of early
youth, and worked, out of the hardest
and most adverse circumstances, a pure
and noble life; but what did that go for
with this charming and petted girl, who
had ever laid among the roses and fed
oti the lilies of life? 'She was as likely
—aye, far more: likely to be pleased
with the artist, Tom Arlington !
_ He rose early from the night's troub
led sleep ; and went down into the gar
den. of Grarby_. The great golden_ day
lAMB were in bloom, end the trees veil !
ed with young green. l Suddenly, on a
rustic. 'feat upon the terrace, he saw
Tm Arlington. He was directly in
h path;
.he could not avoid him with
path; ; he
directly back, and so he
walkon and saw what Tom bad in
his b p d--a ribbon, of pink silk, with a
rose rked.-in- Bilker thread upon one
end. Now it chanced that Lanuee
knew . the ribbon very well. He had
marked it knotted among the lace at
Virginia% throat s and at: - sight of it his
heart seeined suddenly to stop beating
in his bosom. Desperation made him
quick-witted and unsparing of himself.
'You have found a ribbon of Miss
Payne's Is' he asserted, with fine car
_ • •
lemma. -
ta;ta Tom, laying it gently be
tween the leaves of a book upon his
knee. 'she gave it to me.'
Launderecollected again , that Virgi
nia 'never flirted.'! He made no further
effort to see her alone, but the next day
departed . , from Granbi. _ -
Virginia never guessed all this, but
before Launce's very- wretched summer
had passed she began to wonder that
stic did not hear from or see him again.'
He had gone back to England, but she .
ktiew that ho was to return to America
in September at least. She could not
but think it natural that he - should
write to her all Ibis time. But Lsunce
was far from dreaming of such a thing.
He was trying with all his might to for
get her; le sace.eeded so ill, that at last
he determined to visit Granby - once
more, and behold her betrothed, if not
married, to. Tom Arlington. He left'
his horse at the gate with a servant, and
Athr-ICUrtINVIree ot Ake .rciml
among lt
gr4y dress, and a man ' s elegant loung-'
the trees , It ill e r fw Pf. ;)
jug figure. The latter leaned with a
downcast and sullen face, :against the
trunk of 'a tree, his countenance and
attitude in strong contrast :to his costly*
dress - and'air of a pleasure-seeker. The
man was Tom Arlington, and the lady
Virginia in . the act of ; tarning: toward
the house.
'No,' she said; -clearly, ,'you . cannot
aecempany me any further. I have
taken advantage of this meeting to ask
you to be relieved henceforth of your
company, Mr. Arlingi,on. In display
ng the tibbon I simply and unsuspici
iously gave you as a book-mark--die
playingit as a token from me—you ,
hOe acted a falsehood which will never
profit you.' -
He muttered something. ' I
l'Orgive you ! 'No I But I will cer
tainly do my best to forget you,' she
answered, and hurried away.
There were tears' upon his cheek
*hen Lama* overtook her, but . her
blush of delight burned theca away,._
and she gave him her handi .
'Virginia,' be said. lam here to re
peat what I told you once. Will you'
say 'perhaps' again ?' . -' 1
'No,' she answered, with- a deeper
dimple and and a brighter flash; 'Novi
I will say 'certain."
A staff correspondent'of the New York
Tribune writes, under date oflnly 234,
from Shaker Village, Mount Lebanon,
N. Y., as follows:
I hive been nearly a week a guest
ameng,these friendly people, listening
to their -conversation, reading their
books, eating their healthful, well cook
ed food, looking into their shops, and
Walking about through their thrifty
fielde, gardens and orchards. They
are divided into six families, or groups,
four here on the mountainside, in the
township of New Lebanon; and two
about three miles distant, in the town-
ship of. Canaan.- One or, the families is
subdivided because of its. size into two
households, known as the first and see-
and orders. The New. Lebanon groups
are called respectively the North, South,
Second, and Church families, the latter
occupying the centre of the settlement
close to the church and having the sub
divisions I have mentioned. Each fam
ily is a social and industrial unit, having
its portion of the community's lands to
till, its cattle and horses, its dwellings,
shops and farm buildings, and keeping
its own accounts. • The title to all the
land-is held, however, by the trustees
of the united societies. I cannot learn
now numerous the community is, nor
how many acres of land it owns, nor
how much its possessions are valued at.
Although Communicative enough on all
questions of faith, the Shakers are sin
galarly reticent as soon as one touches
On material facts. Outsiders give vari
ous estimates of their numbers, ranging
from 200 to 300. I • presume thereare
not far from 850 in all the families.
Their united wealth in real estate, cattle
and machinery must amount to at least
a million and a half. It represents,
however. a century of well-directed in
dustry and careful economy. Thi3
Shakers seem never 'to be in a hurry,
bat they are patient, indefatigable work
ers. "Work is worship." is one of their
. mottoes. They are always busy.' High
positions of authority being no excep
tions to the rule of steady manual labor.
The day of my arrival' I found Elder
Giles Avery, one of the four ministers
who form the, hierarchy of the whole
Shaker church in the United States,
dressed in a tow blouse, wheelingmor
tar for a new building. Elder Evans,
the head of the South Family, was at
work pruning apple trees when I came.
Promptly at G O'clock the families break
fast and immediately after the men go
to the fields and the women busy them,
selves with the housework, I,the gather ,
• .g and canning of fruit, the making of
garments - and other suitable avocations.
Pinner is at` 19 - 'and supper at 6. By
9 o'clock every one is in bed and the
lights are out. Everything goes like
Clock work.
The family with which I am domi
ciled consists of about sixty members.
There are, perhaps, a dozen adopted
children.. Among the adults the women
outnumber the men in the proportion
of nearly two to one. There is - not as
much strictness in regards to dress as I
expected to I nd . The form is rigidly
prescribed, biit a number of plain col
ors are worn. Butternut dyes were
formerly used, but •blue jeans is now. .
the favorite material for the men's gar
ments. Ono bf the Elders has a coat of
mohair of a color that is nearer red than
anything else, and Brother Timothy,
who takes cafe of my room, puts on in
the evenings after his work is done, a
pair of .handsome black trousers and a
light blue coat, 'which gives him quite
the air of being "dressed up." The wo
men wear drab, gray,
.blue and butter
nut brown. Their costume is admir
ably designel to conceal all beauty of
form and face, and makes them all look
as near the same age its possible. The
mace of Ihho dram; io casual. isutl 440 , bhirt
is fastened to ,it by . numerous thick
plaits. .Around the neck is worn a big
kerchief, crossed . aver the breast (and
coming , down to. the waist. While at
work the kerchief is 'of some coarse,'
dark material, but on Sundays and at
evening meeting s it is white. :An apron
reaches from the neck to the toes. A
quaint white lace cap hides the whole
head except the face, and when. they go
out of the house this is surmounted by
anmgly scoop bonnet of straw, with a
little blue cape hanging down oyer the
neck. The bonnet comes so far forward
that the face is hidden within its am
eruous interior. If you come upon a
Sliakeress face to face; and she noes not
look down, as she is almost sure to do,
ynti can just see that there is a face back
under the shadow of the..projecting
roof of the hideous headgear, and that
is all. In this:costume a girl of ten looks
like an old woman. The men wear
broad-brimmed bats of straw or felt.'
kiw l etht earihrrnlriwidmAzitVittiva
ing is discouraged; in others each fol
lows his own preference in this respect.
The "homes," as the big dwelling
ho-Uses are called, are by no means bare
and cheerless affairs. They look some
what barrack-like, but not more so than
most boarding-schools and summer
Around them are well-kept lawns,
beds of flowers, rand plenty of fruit and
abide trees. Some of the bedroonis are
neatly carpeted, . and the comfort of
cushioned rocking-chairs is' not de
pised. All the interior walls are staring
white; and the woodwork is painted . a
distressing dark yellow color; but the
exceeding neatness that prevails gives to
every apartment a homelike air. The
sanitary conditions are excellent. Noth
ing better could be desired in the way
of drainage, , 'ventilation, dig cellars,
pure water, perfect cleanliness of rooms,
beds and clothing, and careful rem Oval
of all refuse and impurities likelyto . ex
hale the germs of disease.
The Shakers use no alcoholic drinks
and no 'tobacco. The North Family
are strict _vegetarians. In most of • the
Other families some meat is eaten; but
pork is tabooed by all of them, I am
toll. With their knowledge and prac
tice of the rules of healthful , living they
would show a remarkably • favorable
death rate were it not for their practice
of celibacy. ,They say this unnatural
condition; prescribed by their founder,
Mother Ann, as the great essential - of
' real ChriStianity, tends to long life, but
the records of monastic institutions are
against their theory, and I believe'their
own.records would be, too, if due allow
ance were made for their regular and
healthful habits in other-iespects.
The remarkable thing about Shaker cel
ibacy is that it is practiced without any
barriers between the sexes save those of
the ordinary customs of • civilized soci
ety. Men and women mingle together I
freely .in the ordinary avocations of the I
day, eat in the same rooms and sleep in
the same buildings, with no partitions
or locked doors dividing the dwellings
into male and female wings. 'the dor
mitories open upon hallways--used by
both sexes. There is, however, a watch
ful oversight of the younger members
of the community by the elders. No
one, except perhaps the aged, has an
apartment „to himself or herself. Each
sleeps alone in a-narrow bed, but there
are two or three beds in a room.. The
women go in couples when away from
the house, so there is small chance for
future love-making. At the church there
are separate doors for the sexes, libelled
"'entrance for males" and "entrance for
females," which is a little singular con
sidering the free, common use made of
halls, stairs • and doors in the family
houses. Perhaps it is a relic of a time
of stricter forms than now prevail. I
do not observe' , anything that could be
called sociability between the' sexes.
Their'gatherings are for religious talk,
the singing of their sweet r peculiar spir-
Run songs and the practice of their
weird, ,religions dances. ' When they
meet they speak a pleasant word or two
of greeting and pass on quickly. If
general conversation were permitted, it
is hard to see what they would have to
talk about, for the news of the world
does not concern them; there are no
changes of fashions to speak of or top
ins concerning-property, and the fruit
ful themes connected with marriage and
family life are supposed to be entirely
outside the iange of their thoughts.
One day is just like another, and the
passing years bring no change in the
monotonous round of labor and worship.
With all the watchfulness', of the el
ders and eldreases, deacons and deacon.
eases, and the constant k. ieligeons ten
sion kept up to exalt the mind to a
high Pitehof soft-abnegation; occasion
al evoluti s of; the law" of celibacy
occur, butt y are by no' means com
mon. The p nishment is dismissal
from the _community. Much more,
common ie it for young members to
fall in lover.and openly to leave the
society for 'the purpose of marrying.
No constraint is put . upon them to
hold them back save that' of - expostu
lation and regret. The Shakers' 'want
no members who do not. of their own
free wills desire to stay with them and
conform to their laws. Any one is at
liberty to depart, but those • who go.
must go, without- scrip or staff, and
leave behind them the fruits of their
labor—the pleasant home,- the orchards
and tilled fields, the sleek cattle and
the full grainarie4 The inducements
of , a life abounding in nearly all needful
comforts is not ancient however, to
hold the young reared in the, Shaker
cemniunities, unless their minds are of
the cast and calibre to be ruled by the
religious doctrines of the sect.
One of the ministers tells me that of
the girls adopted and reared by the Leh.
anon community not more than one
in 'twenty-time gays long after coming
of age, and of the boys only a bout one
in.a hundred. Such poor results in
the way of gaining members by raising
and educating children haviee'aused the
societies to be less and less from year
to year in this direction. They
seem to think that- Man n. 8.0.11 ft
must bo born with Shaker tenden
cies and then be converted at
mature age to be of muchaccount in a
'community. Besides, a purpose to
marry, a dislike of the restrains of the
' Society, and 'a desire for freedem for
individual effort deprives the Shakers
of most of their energetic and . talented
young men.
The, adult men show the effects of
celibacy and a
. monotonous round of
life devoid - of personal ambition less
than the women. To all
they are healthy, but the women have
pallid faces, and look nervous and
weary. lam told thit they are liable, '
to attack of hysteria and other nervous
diseases. No doubt their greater sens
itiveness to religeous excitement has
something to do with their lack of ro
bust vitality. as well as tha subversion
- of their affectional natures. I am in,
dined to' think, however, that they are
the real strength of the Shaker.comnin
nits' and that if the daily conversation
by IMlW.Yl7.l4X.,hanntp,enry ho
the women who stiffer most from celib
acy are its most earnest advocates, and
that they, much more than the men,
keep up the religeous zeal and ferter
of the sect. The same difference I
note here between the physical condi
tion of the men and the women may
be observed in the Roman Catholic
celibate _orders-+the monks looking:
ruddy and contented,, while nuns are
almost invaribly wan, slender, thin
blooded creatures.—Perhaps the ez
planation is that woman is hurt more
on the spiritual side of her nature by
being deprived' of the natural affec
tions than man is. ' •
The Shakers, to their great. honor
be it said impose no burdens upon their
wome n
which the men do not bear, 'and
divideell honor and authority equally
between the sexes.—They are the
practical advocates of women's rights.
Their highest ministry which . diriicts
the spiritual affairs of all their compin
pities, is composed of two men and i
two women, all having the title of elder.
Each family is ruled by two, male and
two female elders, and their deacons
and deaconesses to• manage details of
household and - industral affairs. "Noth
ing is decided without a consultation
of the authority of both sexes. And
the men assume no air of superiority
either in 'church or business- affairs.
This is an inevatible outgrowth from
the belief of the shakers in Mother Ann
as the female embodiment of the Christ
princible. They think there could be
no perfect Christian Church until there
was vnanifestation of the female part
of the Divine nature. As the natural
sequence of this faith they demand
equal rights for women.
Now I have got upon the delicate
ground of theology I -will venture to
give an outline of the chief points of
Shaker belief. It will not be news to
many readers, but there may be some
who will be glad to have-the substance
of it, boiled down and fresh from tho
fountain-head. God, says the elder,
who is my authority on points of doc
trine, is the centre-life 'and governing
force of the universe. The first, circle
of spiritual life around Deity is the
Christ-heaven or sphere. Further out
are the spheres inhabited - by spirits
which had their beginning on this and
' other planets. • God is dual; having
both male and female natures. A bap
tiim or inspirition from the highest or
der oflspirits in the Christ-sphere came
to Jesus, who was a man, end in no
misterions sense the Son fo God. This
was the male manifestation of Christ.,
The female manifestation was through
Ann Lee, called by the believers Mother
Ann, an illiterate English woman, who
was born in 1736,-came to this country in
1774, and die 3 at Wetervliet,'N.lT., in
1784. , Her sayingd are treasured-up in
a " book called "The Testimonies."
Celibacy' was her old chief injunction.
She also taught community of property,
and co-operative labor, but the practi
cal arrangment of the Shaker system of
societies was the .work of Joseph Mea
cham, her disciple and successor. The I
Shakers do not believe in the atonment '
in the sense the orthodox Christians
teach the doctrine, and - their heavens
and hells are ranch like those described
by Swedenborg, no future condition of
the soul being necessarily of eternal du
ration. In fact 'they hold that prog
ress oat of evil is as fesible in the future
life as in this. They also believe that
the spirits of dead persons can visit the
a Year, to Advaate.
NO. 1 2.
earth, and under certain conditions in
fluence the thought and action of : the
'Now my detir.' said Mr. Spoopon
dyke, hurrying tip- to his wife's room.
'lf you'll come down . in the yard - I've
got a pleasant surprise for you.' -
'What is it ?' asked Mrs. Spoopen
dyke, 'what have you got, a horse ?!. •
,'Guess again.' grinned Mr. Spoopet
dyke. 'lt's-soniething , like a horse.
'I know ! It's a new parlor carpet.
That's what it is !'
'No, it isn't either. I said it is acme
thing like a horse; that is it goes when
you make it. Guess again.'
'ls it paint for the kitchen walls ?'
asked Mrs. Spoopendyke, inunocently.
. 4 No it sin% and it ain't a hogshead - of
stove blacking, nor it ain't a set of din - -
ing-room furniture, nor it ain't seven
gross of stationary .washtnbs. . Now
guess agaiii:'
• 'Then - it must be some lace ourtains
for the sitting room
,windows. Isn't
that just splendid ?' and Mra. Spoop
endyke patted her husband on both
cheeks and danced with delight.
'lt's a bicycle, that's what it •is
growled Mr. Spoopendyke. 'I. bought
it for exercise and I'm going to ride - it.
Come;dowri and see me.'
'Well, ain't I glad' ejaculated Mrs.
Spoopendyke. You ought to halve more
exercise, and if there's exercise; in
anything it's in a bicycle. Do let's
see it !'
Mr. Spoopendyke conducted his - wife
to the yard and descanted at length o
the merits of the machine.. -
'ln a few weeks I'll be able to make
a mile a minute,' he, said, as steadi
ed" the- apparatus. against _the clothes
past and prepared to mount. 'Now,
yon watch me go to the end of the
path.' .
He got a foot into one treadle and
went head first into a flower patch, the
machine on top with a prodigious
'fladen't you better tie - it up to.tho
post until you get on ?' suggested Mrs.
'Leave me alone, will ye ?' demanded
Mr. Spoopendyke, struggliag to an
eaven keel. I'm doing most o' this my
selL Now you hold on and keep your
mouth shut. It takes a little practice,
that's all.'
Mr. SpOopendYke mounted_ again and
scuttled along four or five - feet' and
flopped over on the grass plat. _
..'You've / gutaw a idgegirk i
as J uu • guy 'say
hold your tongue, will -yer ?' growled
Spoopendyke. 'lt don't want any
holding. 'lt ain't alive. Stand back
find give me room, now.'
The third trial Mr.. Spoopendyke
ambled to the end of the path and went
down all in a heap amongthe flower
'That's just too lovely for "anything !'
proclaimed Mitt. Spoopendyke. 'You,
made more'n a mile a minute that time !
'Cora) and take it off I' roared Mr.
Spoopendyke. 'Help •meup I Blast
the bicycle and the worthy gentleman
struggled and plunged around like a •
whale in shallow water. -
Mrs. Spoopendyke assisted in right
ing him and brushed , him bff.
'I - 71;uow. where .you t made. your
mistake,' said she. 'The" little wheel.
oat to go, first like a buggy. Try it
that way going back.'
'Maybe you can ride this bicycle
better than I can !' howled Mr. Spoop
endyke. 'You know all about wheels l
What you need now is a lantern in your
mouth and- ten minutes behind time to
be the City Hall. clock ! Don't you
see the big wheel has got to go first.'
'Yes, dear,', murmured Mrs. Sp4en
dyke; 'but I thought if you pract4ced
with the little wheel at first, lyori
wouldn't htiVe so far to fall.':;
'Who fell ?' demanded Mr. Spoopece•
`Didn't you see me stop off ? I
tripped that's all. Now you just watch
me go back.' ,
Once more Mr. Spoopenclyke started
in, but the big wheel turned around
and loOked him in the face, and then
began to stagger.
'Look but squealed Mrs. Spdopen -
dyke. ,
Mr. Spoopendyke wrenched, away
and kicked and struggled, but it was of -
no avail. Down he came and the bi
cyle was a hopeless wreck. •
'Whacd yo want to yell for ?' he
&ricked. •Couldn't ye
_keep your
Mouth shut ? What'd ye think y'are,
anyhow, a fog horn ?, Dod gast the
measly bieycle ?' and Mr. Spoopendyle
hit it a kick that folded him up like a
bolt of muslin.
'Never _mind, m 7 dear,' counseled !
Mrs. - Spoopendyke, am afraid the ex- : ,
ercise was, too violent, anyway, and I'm
rather glad you broke it.'
'& 'pose so,' snorted Mr. Spoo pen
dyke. 'Thar's S6O gone.'
'Don't worry love. I'll go without the
carpets and curtains, and the paint will
do well enough in the kitchen. Let Me
rub you with arnicii. t ., .
But Mr. Spoopendylie - was too deep
ly grieved by his wife's conduct to se
cept-"any office at hey hands, preferring
to punish her by letting his wounds
smart rather than to get well, and there
by relieve her of any anxiety she
brought on herself by 'acting so out
rageously under the circumstances.
A scientific editor - exclaims, 'What
shall we drink ?' He might wait until
somebody asks him up.
Echoed the sentiment : can't think
that all sinners will be lost,' said Mis.
Nimbletcmg. 'Thar — ' my husband
now. - Ite's-a bad man—a very bad
man ; but I trust he will be saved at
last. I believe - he has Suffered his due
share in this life.' Amenr shouted
Nimbletung from the back seat. Mrs.
N. gave him such a ltiok, but said noth
ing. '