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VOLUME XVIII.- kuhbek 27.
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A TTOFNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
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KIILEK (V MfALAivSLY.
\TTO3 "v EYS-AT LAW, Har -bi-RG, Penn'R.—
Aeents fortbe CoCleetion of Claims agddi st the
I'n-ted mate-or d -
Bonnrv, Arrears of I'.iv'jJcc-A . iree-x95.
V ■ KILICB, J. C BhUMiy
Xf. *V. McALARXEY,
REAL ESTATE ami INSUK .NCE AGENT :
, Land Bought and Sold, i'axe*tu<landT>tl*al
laircsllg itrd Insnre*proptrtj fiieln the beat:
companies in the C- intry. and iv rat me aA ci
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Go-ids. Groeeri - Previa m.-.F our i- rn.Pork
and everything usu Ij k-pt Utuguod eou by a
Produce bought tnd
C. H. SIMMONS,
MERCHANT -WELLS vi i.E N y. wioie^
sale and R -'. > D < -r .D; > buy - . . icy • :iv.
Staple Goods C.othing. (. i i eg i oda Groceries,
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COLLI A N hi 711111.
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and ail O •• u.ualiy f.mnd in aseatty Stone, am
11. J. OLMSTED,
H ARDWARE lferxnadt, a i D-ale?ln Stoves
Tin and S •etlr •- W re M tin s ; " e: under
aport, Pen; 'a. Tm arid ffiSOt Iron W made to
order, in good 'y;-. OR art notice. ;
fOI DEBSPORT HOTEL.
DF. GLABSMIRE P opr.t TOR. C ercf M.Ln
# and S-'coad streets Go .de-snort .l'otter Co.Pa.
JL Lirery St ible is als > kept i i ecu eeilon xv.th this
Hotel. Daily 9tan> '< an i from the R Jlroa
Potter Journal Jofc-Of2ce.
H AVING lately added a fine new assortment of
JOB TYPE'to our Already large assort
ire are now prepared to d i a . sin'i- ot v irk. yl.eapiy
and with ta-te •. -s <":• ee so ic-t'-d.
Lewisville, Potter county. Pennsylvania.
BIRTON I.tWIS. Proprietor. ILdn.'
taken this excel,etu Hot- the pre ; t• u.o
a make the acqtiai ta ce of the trave ic pn ' can .
eels confident <>t givrig satisfaction to a., who may
all on him. Feb 12. tki tf |
' Monuments and Tomb-Stones
ct" all k ads. w ! ia- f'J '• - *'' lon rear"t.a
/v b.c terms and - -rt ..ot c y
Re? : dcnce Fu'aF-u 1 . mi. l - - 't• of
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F.oad, or leave 4 nr nr.iers at the Pot Gffir 1:
nENSION. B UNTV and WAR ! AIM AG' NFY
f_ Poeaicii.s pro-ur-d for Fid era of t e present
war grho are aabled ; r .- . - • • |
or disease contrftc* -I while in the s-rv ee. ,ft e U dte '■
States baud pensions ionnt v. au i , rea s><f pa- ob- i
tamed for widows or heirs of thi - • wl • have die i or .
btjeu killed while in serv ce. All !• Uers of inqu'ry
promptly answere 1, and ou receipt by matt '• r a state- (
ment of the c i-e of el umaet, I will forward ti.e ne
eeasaty paprrs for th-.-ir - cuaturt- Fe~ u IVii-iun i
cases as fixed, by law. R-fersto 110 I s . Is t-c Be:.-on,
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DAN BAKER. ]
JuccS 64 Claim Agent, Coudersport, Pa.
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OtR HEW tOXGRLsSMLV.
Of the Dew Congressional delegation,
four Deiiiocrr.ts anJ thirteen Republicans
have been re-electe 1, in all seventeen ol
the twe tv-four. Of the new Democrats
J. Lawrence Getz, of Berks, succeeds xVn
cona. He has been twice a member of our
legislature tind was S;waker or.e session.
He is editor of the Reading Guzet'e, the,
English Democratic of that Gibral
ter of Democracy. He is a fair man, but
will nut rank high in Congress either as a
debater or leader. D. M. Van Auken, of
Pike, succeeds Johnston in the Tenth Le
gion. He is a young lawyer of ir.oderfile
ability, and is entirely without legislative
experience. The new Republican mem
bers are Caleb N. Taylor, who succeeds
Thayer; H. L. Cake, who succeeds Strouse;
D. J. Morre I, who succeeds Baiker; D. A.
Finney, who succeeds Culver, and John
Covode, who succeeds Dawson. Cake and
Covode are elected to succeed Democrats,
and thus add lour to the present Republi
can majority in the delegation. Taylor is
a farmer and a Quaker; has never filled
any office within our recollection, and is
one of the most earnest, consistent and
radical men elected to the next House,
(ien. Cake is aw hole souled patriot, an
a!>'e man, anil decidedly the most popular
citizen of Schuylkill county. He came
within 400 of being cho>en to the Senate
two vears ago in the face of more than
three" times that nvu <rity fr the Demo
crats, and has triumphed now mainly by
in- overwhelming personal strength'. Mr.
Morrell is the manager of the Cambria
iron Works* the largest singe establish
ment in the Slate He is uoC a public
speaker, but is a man of rare intelligence
and will make a most useful member. Mr.
Finney is the ablest man of either paity iu
iiis district, and as true as he is able. He
liffis been twice elected to the Senate,
v\ here he stood confessedly the ablest mem
ber of that body. A little disaffection, tie
result of disappointed ambition, at one
time threatened the harmony of the party
In the district, but Mr. Finney triumphed
■>ver it by nearly the full party vote and is
chosen by a larger majority than that given
to Mr. Culver. Mr. Covode is elected to
Congress for the fifth tune. He was cho
>~n iu the old district of Westmoreland,
Indiana and Armstrong iu 1854-56—53
and 1860, a!wais leading his ticket. He
is per so. ally popular, and is a must tireless
couijHJtitor. We doubt whether any other
man could have l>een chosen in ih district
it this time. The new members on the
Republican side are above the average of
abiiiu in the delegation,and will strengthen
i it intellectually as well as numerically.—
R / osifory.
A TcucLiiiv? Iticidcnt.
I went one night to sec a comedy. The
chief actor was a favorite one, and the
house was very crowded. The curtain
r- so. and amidst a burst of applause the
hero of the piece n ade his appearance. He
ha 1 hardly uttered twenty words, when it
struck me that something was the matter
The play was a boisterous comedy of
the old school, an 1 required considerable
spirit and vivacity in the actor to sustain
it properly, but in this man there was
none, he walked and talked like a person
in a dream, his best points he pa>sed over
without appearing to perceive them, and
altogether he was quite unfit fbr the part.
His smile was ghastly, and his laugh hol
low and unnatural, and frequently he
wcuM stop off suddenly iu his speech and
let hi eves wander vacantly ox er the au
Ewn when, in the character of a silly
husband, lie had to sutler himself to be
kicked about the stage by a young rand of
the comedy, and afterwards to behold that
careless individual making love to his wife
and eating Iris supper, while he was shut
up m a closet from whence be could not
emerge, his contortions of ludicrous wrath,
which have never before failed loca l down
plenty of applause, were now such dismal
attempts to portray the passions, that
hisses were au ibie in various of the
theatre. The audience were fair y out of
temper, and several of the inquisitive HKll
viduais xvere particular in their inquiries as'
to the extent of the potations he had that
dax m iu <re<J in. storm of sublimation
and abuse now fell around the ears of the
devoid actor, and nut content with verbal
insult, orange peels and apples flew upon
He stopped and turned to the shouting
crowd. 1 never saw such misery iu a hu
man countenance. His face was worn and
haggard, and tears rolleJ down his painted
checks. 1 saw his lips quivering with
mental agony—l saw his bosom aeave
with convulsions of suppressed emotion,
and his w}klj tnien betokened such depth t
of anguish au l distress that the most
ruthltss heart must have throbbed with
The audience was mowed and by de
grees the clamor of invectives subsided
into a solemn stillness, while be stood uear
the footlight a picture of dejection. When
ail was calm ha spoke, and in a voice
broken with sobs, which seemed to rend j
Abated to it)e ?riiKipUs of Ilrqe SctyocfcHj), ii?e of Lwffiu, c qiu>
CO3DE3.SPOBT. POTTER COUKTY. PA.. TUESDAY CCTOBI E 23, 1866.
i his bosom, he offered his explanation :
"Ladies and gentlemen, he said,
in my acting to-night, 1 am con
. fident of meriting your displeasure, in one
! thing vou do me wrong. lam not intox
icated. Emotion alone, and that of the
most painful kind, has caused me to fi.l
mv allotted pert so badly. My wife died
but a few short hours ago, and I left her
iaide to fill my unavoidable engagement
here. If I have not pleased you, 1 implore
vou to forgive. I loved her, grieved for
. her; and if anguish C3II excuse a fault, I
bear mv apology herei"
He placed his hand upon his heart, and
a burst of tears relieved his momentary
paroxysm cf grief.
The audience were thoroughly affected
and an earnest burst of sympathy made
the walls tremble. Women wept loudly
and strung rneu silently, and during the
remainder of the evening his performance
was scarcely audible through the storm ol
applause by which the crowd sought to
Soothe the poor man's wounded feelings.
There was something very meiancho'y
in the thought of that wretched man's
coming from the bed of death to don gay
attire; and utter studied witticisms fur the
amusement of a crowd, not one of whom
dreamed of the anguish that fesiercd under
his painted cheeks and stage smile. And
in the great theatre of life how many are
there arouud us like that poor actor, smil
ing gaily at the multitude while at home
lies sorrow, whose shadow is ever present
with them in busy places.
A Dog * .So^d.* ,
The following occurence is described by
the informant as being one of the most
amusing scenes he ever noticed :
A gentleman in New-Haven recently
erected on Chapel Street, near theco'Kges,
a large and beautiful residence, and adorn
ed the grounds with extraordinary taste
and expense. Among other ornaments,
nol far from the street, he placed a large
cast-iron statue of a dog, whose belligeraut
appearance and defiaut attitude made liim
"look a* large as life, and twice as ugly.
For weeks afterward, the "little dog- and
all,*' on passing by the house never failed
to gix*e the statue a complimentary bark
and growl, which, however, never dbturbod
its equanimity. But one day, a big Tow
ser from the country was following his
master's market wagon into town and hap
pened to spy the hostile form of the cast
iron foe. A preliminary growl and a boxv
xvoxv produced no effect. Surly and defi
ant, his enemy continued to gaze at him.
Canine nature could stand it no longer.
One leap over the fence brought him into
! the yard, and two or three more carried
him to his mute antagonist. Quicker than
j thought he attempted to fasten his teeth
iu the cast-iron chops of the statue, but the
next moment gave up the contest. The
last seen of that dog was, lie went sneak
ing out of the yard with his tail between
his legs, the most completely sold specimen
of caniue society ever xvitutssed.
DRUNK AS TO THE LEGS. —Robert
Wilson was befaie Justice Mifiiken, of
Chicago, last xveek, charged xvith intoxica
tion. He plead "half-guilty," stating that
he could drink a good ileal ami be pe feet In
sensible His head always remained clear,
but his knees went off' too freely, an 1 he
bacame drunk below his hips. The officer
found him on a door-step, at au early hour
in the morning Leaning back a little he
was striking at his legs, and was abusing,
them in the fiercest manner possible for
their base and contemptible conduct. "I
have lived wiili you for nearly thirty years;
I have fed and clothed you; [ have got
you good and nice pantaloons and com
, fortable drawers. Aud now, at this hour
of the night, when it is wet, and I want t >
go hoine. you go back on ine, and leave ;
me in this place. No.w, aren't you asham- :
ed of yourselves—a pretty pair that you
are? From this time on I'm going to
treat you differently. I believe I'll begin :
now, confound you—you shah L ive a xvet
ting." With that he began to take off Li>
pantaloons, but the scan lalized officer ar
rested him He was fined 83 and de
parted, murmuring vengeance against his
[ \ e
A DROLL POSTMASTER. —In the days i
of Andrew Jackson, his Postmaster-'ien
eral, Amos KeuJall, wanting to know
wbhreabouts xvas the source of the iom
bigbee river, wrote for the required inton
ation to the |K>stmaster of a vi lage on its
course: 'Sir," wrote the higher officer to
the lower, "this department de-ires to know
how far the Totnbigbee river runs up. .
Respectfully, etc." The reply was brief,
and read" thas: "Sir, the Tombigbee river ;
'doe-n't run up at all; it runs down. \ ery
irespectfully, etc" The Postmaster-Gen
eral continued the correspondence in this
stvle: "Sir, your appointment as post
master at ,is revoked. You xvi'l turn
over the funds, papers, etc., pertaining to
vonroffice to your successor Respectfully,
etc." The "droll pustmasiet closed the
correspondence with this parting shot: —
, "ciir, the revenues of this office fur the
1 quarter ending September 30th,have been;
65 cents; its expenditures same period, fori
tallow candles, twine, etc., 81 05. I trust
mv successor is instructed to aojust the
balance due me. Most respectfully."
"I'll bet you'll W homesick before two
days, both of you."
"What xvill you let?"
"My diamond ringagaiust your picture."
The oirl\ color came and went at men
tion of the picture, and she glanced quick
ly towards a dark, bright girl sitting be
"Promise him, E'-L ; there isn't any dan
ger of losing your bet. Homesick! I
never was half as sick of any place in my
life as New York city. I hope no one will
follow us out there."
"Not even the elegant Le Rav," her
brother said teasingly.
"Bah! the very name of the man sick
"He is rich, Nora, and yon know vou
are going to marry a rich man.'
"Ye-, but lie is vulgar in the extreme. 1
shall never marrv a ]>oor man, neither shall
I ever marry a man beneath me."
Ned shrugged hi>shoulders. "I shouldn't ,
wonder ir' you would marry a farmer vet.
Noia, :.ni make your own butter and
The haughty lip curled as she said:
"There i.-n't the slightest danger. I have
no fancy for a rural life. It does very well
lor a te*v weeks in the summer wben one
has nothing to do but enjoy the fresh air
The girls sat on the grasc, and Ned,
manlike, w#g penciled on the fence—a post
and ran fence, too, at that. Thev were
waiting at the railroad station of D
tor the carriage of a country aunt whom
they were going to visit, and whom thev
had not seen since they xvere children.
Ihe lithe station house x'.as close and
thev chose rather to wait outside. The
waiting was not tedious to Ned and Elsie,
for they xvcie betrothed lovers, and the
passing of time i- always rapi 1 to such a>-
ihey; but Noia kept x\i~hing the carriage
would come every few minutes. At last
it came iu -._tll l—a !<>\x', uncovered wagon,
such as are used a gre t deal in Nexv Eng
land.a tasty iitt'e affair, but still unlike any
carriage Nora had ever seen before. That
young lady arched her haughty brows, and
looked daggers at Ned, who xvas helping
El&ie in as though he thought it were the
handsomest barouche Nexv lurk could
"Is mv aunt expecting us to day ?" she
curtly said to the driver.
".■Bhe is, but voi r letter only reached her
yesterday, she could not spare the lime to
come to meet you, but she bid me say a
warm welcome awaited you at the farm."
"A well-turned speech for a person in
hb position, for I suppose he is on.'v a
field hand." This Nora thought to her
-e!f. and once comfortably seated, she fixed
her bright eyes upon him, taking note-*.
He w'cre a pair of dark pantalixms and a
whitb linen blouse; and a plaited straw
hat, something the xx'or-e for wear, was
crushed down over the blackest curls she
had ever seen.
Ned and E'sie were sitting verv close
together, Ned holding her hand under
cover of her "duster." Nona turned round
4 You two are entertaining, I must sav.
Ned, I should think Ei-ie wou d roast xvith
yon sitting so c'ose to her this July dav."
r "Ni>ra, doc'* you fed! a little bit sicki.-h,
home-iokish like, already:
"No, I don't, ?_R>l 1 haven't the least
idea of being so. EL-ie, lam on!v sorrv
for oue thing—tht we iet Ned come along.
There's nexer any peace xxhere there's a I
The handsome driver now arched his eve
brows and would have whistled if he flared,
and Ned looked tenderly iut > Elsie's eves,
and xvhispered: "Do you, Elsie, do yon
wish you hadn't 4 let Ned coine a ong V "
L!?:e Hue bed crimson, aud the driver
"Yon can see the house yonder through,
A moment, more and they w ere at the
g-tle. "Lung, loxv, and rambling—l hue
it;" and Nora, gathering up her skirts
placed hfer dainty fee'* IF >n the wheel, and
w£s out before the astonished driver came
to her assistance.
Aunt Mary menkeni warmly for their
mothers sake, and soun they were Seated
around the ample board xxitb very uncitv
like appetite* Mr. Brev. sier, Aunt MarvV
husband, xvas a well-to-do farmer xviih a
broad, kind y face aud a large heart, bui,:
in spite ci a life-time's training, be would
sum -times forget and put his oxxn knife iu
the butter. Auut Mary saw the look o
supreme disgust with which Nora viewed !
the proceeding, and then whispered softly
and tender.y to uusbanJ ; ''Snnoo, d._-at',
try and remember to ure the butter-knife
widle the girls are here.'"
His manners were so gentle, and his
x'oice so kindly, wbeu he aid to Nora:.
-Here, ch'iidie, let me give y u some more
of the strawberries. You must cat just as
tnanv as yon can while you are here,' that
she almost forgave Lixu the affair of the
! butter-kuife. i
i "Father, where is ishmaels'
"He went home; he will be back by sun
up in the morning."
'•You should have made fcim stay to tea,
father," a name Aunt Mary still called her
husband, though six little graves in the
churehvard were all that was left of the
j children she had borne him.
"I wanted him to stay, but he said hel
had promised Madge to lielp her with her
lessons. Examination is coming on."
This was Monday. Tuesday, Wednes
day, and Thursday passed very pleasantly
to Nora. She explored the house and
ground.-, and read her favorite poems. Fri
day she felt very lonesome, and if Ned had
been in Europe cr some other country, she
xxould iiaxe said homesick. Ned and EEie
jxveie passing their time in away very
agreeaole to themselves, forgetting in their
taeUishuess ail aU>ut Nora. On Saturday
she was lonelier than ever, for Auut Mary
was always busy iu the kitchen on that
"O, Aunt Mary, I'm so lonely I"
"It's too bad, child. Suppose you put
'on n;y big feuubonuet, and carry this pie,
aud a little pail of milk out to the field to
An\ thing for a change, so Nora tied the
sunbouuet over her brown curls, and xvt nt
over the fields tc xxhere the haymakers
were turning oxer the fragrant hav. Among
c? o • rr
the haymakers she noticed the young man
who had driven them over from the station
on the day of their arrival, He lifted his
rough straxv hat with a quiet grace that
surprised the city belle, and she said to
herself, walking homeward over the fields
—"I never thought haymakers were eo
That evening the young people sat or.
the porch talking xvith Auut Mary, when
Nora spied the handsome haymaker coming
up to the law a.
"Goo ;-evening, Aunt Mary, good-even
"Girl-, this is my nephew, Ishmael Brew
ster, my husbands brotberls son. Why
have you not been over lately, Ishmael I
Studying xour eyes out, as usual I sup
Meanwhile Nora was surveying him
from head to foot. t4 This is the handsom
est man I ever saw, in spite of hi? craft,"
wa? her mental comment, "and be is rny
coudn-in law, it seems 1"
As usual, Ned and Elsie wandered off
among the trees, and by and by Aunt
Alary went to supiriutend the tea steeping.
There was an awkward silence for a mo
ment, and them ishmael said :
"You are reading Tennyson,Mss Nora!"
"Yes, TJvls of the King.' Y'ou Lave
"Yes, again and again."
"You admire Tennyson, then?" .
"I need scarcely to answer that question;
it would be hard to find any one xvho di d
not. I like 'ln Meinoriam' best, though;
that poem alone should have crowned hiin
It seemed as if their mutual admiration
for Tennyson broke down ail the barriere
of conventionalities, and till the tea be!!
rang, their favorite authors xvere discussed,
their voices going pleasanrly through the
window to where Aunt Mary was laying
the table. Ishmae! stayed to tea, and
somehoxv, watching him walking over the :
fields to his home, Nora felt sorry to see
Sabbath morning dawned bright and
beautiful. The little village of D was 11
start led into open -eyed wonder as our sty-1-
,-li New Yorkers sailed into the quiet little :
ichurch, Nora and E -ie in their "loves of '
bonnets," and rich dresses, and Ned in his
iong-taiied coat and choker. 1
lsumad Brewster sat in the pew before :
ffi.'ir, and Nora Hushed prettily at iris <
grave bow. The xfillsge youth and mail- :
t-us heard little of "Elder Allen's"' dis
course, they xvere too busy watching the 1
] arty from Deacon Simon Brexvster's. And <
Nora, too, heard little of it: sh was busy <
watching IslflnscTs splendid face light up <
as he followed the reverend speaker's i
words. I hmael, xvith his whole soul bent I
<>D the sermon, -aw nothing of this bv-play. <
Even the beautiful face of Nora faded from
bis memory as his mind took in the mighty I
truths the minister xvas laying before the :
"Corr'j home with us, Ishmael," Ned !
-aid, a? they met in the aide after service. 1
"I cannot to-day, Edward. I xvill go ;
over to-morrow evening. I never leave
home on the Sabbath." t
Nora's red lip curled, an 1 she bowed \
haughtily in passing, never thanking him
as lie as-dsted her into the wagon. :
Eveuing after evening Isbiuaei came to '
the farmhouse. Sometimes Nora was iu i
the mood to cavil at him, but with all her
pride arid haughtiue.-s. she did cot dare to <
look down upon tiiis workingroan, this I
young Nexv Eng'and fitrmer. Iu intel
lectual attainments he was her peer, and I
Gbe knew it. Ishmael Brexvster was a man <
of great mental strength, noble and brave .
as the bravest, lie xvas the son of a poor .
man. aud liavl climed upwards as be?t he
might. His father hr. 1 employed a tenant
to work the farm on the shares, during the
years Ishmael Lad been away at school.
(The tenant's term expired in the spring,
TERMS.--$1.50 PER ANNUM. . .
when lshmael was to take the farm. Me* ***
while he was lending his strength to his
Uncle Simon through the harvest, for the
old man's strength had failed of late.
So, on through the purple lushness of
the summer time these two walked blind
folded, and knew not till the time of part
ing drew near that they were more to eachi
other than cousins in-law. But tbe/e came
a time of awakening, when Nora took her
self severely to task. "Was she learning to
love thi-. handsome farmer! this 'poor
roan?"' If not, what meant this flutter
ing of the heart, aud strange content when
he was by her side ? She was treading on
dangerous ground—she must be wary.
But it was easier said than done. There
was a magnetic power in Ishmael's dark
eyes that overpowered her, rfnd won her
heart iu spite of her reason.
It was the night before they were to re
turn to New York. Elsie snd Ned had
ridden over to the village for the mail, aud
Nora was up stairs packing up.
lshmael came slowly across the fields
and sat down wearily on the steps beside
Aunt Mary. ,
Nora saw him, and her heart flutterol
strangely. She knelt by the window and
laid her head upon the sill, and listened to
"You are tired, lshmael; vou work toe'
" Oh, no, Aunt Mary, wotk never tifes
me." , ; •
"You study too much, then, and what's
the use. You are the smartest farmer in
the country now. lam glad you are go
:ng on the farm—you will be obliged to
"I love study, Aunt Mary, aud when !
get my farm started, I will had time fur
'•To what end ?"
''My own gratification and improvement.
Besides, who knows, Aunt Mary, but what
I may yet be called upon to legislate for
my country, or, perhaps I may be a sen
ator," and he laughed, gaily.
4 Do you really like those drv studies,
"I really like them, Aunt Mary, lam
never happier than wheu 1 am fagging at
Schiller and Klopstock. I will yet mas
I>hmael was dear as an own son to
childless woman, and she laid her hand ten
derly on his. 4, 1f it gives you pleasure,'
lshmael, it is all right."
44 Where is Nor a, Aunt Mary!"
Nora sprang to her feet in time to hear
her came called,
"Nora, comedown; lshmael wants you."
A white dress soon replaced the wrap
per, and twisting some 6carlet verbena iu
her dark hair, Nora went swiftly down
lairs Aunt Mary had gone in, and lsh
mael sat there alone. Nora laid her hand
lightly on his shoulder. 4 T am glad to see
you, lshmael" , . ..
For answer, he drew her down beside
him on the steps. "You are away
to-morrow, Nora. I will miss you more
tha i I ever missed any one in my life."
Nora's head lowered a little, but she ✓
dated not trust herself to answer,
"If 1 thought you could ever be happy
as a farmer's wife, I would tell you just'
how much I love you, just how dear vou
are to me" —not one word of not being
her equal, not one word of his poverty; he
did not understand the meaniug of such
words. lshmael Brewster wa never poor,
men l.ke him never are. and iu his man
hood and rich affluent natuie, he felt him
self equal to a!l men, bowing Lis eMrit
only before his Maker.
"You may tell me just how much you
love me, IsLmwtel, for 1 could be very buf
py as a farmer's wife." Nora was surpris
ed at herself, but she felt as if sis? could
share even poverty with lshmael Brewster.
lis sprang to his feet. "Nora it needed'
but this to make me oue of the happiest
of men that ever walked God's beautiful
earth. It is a grand thing to live, Norn *
Oh, I enjoy life. I can see in-it neither
the sorrow nor care the people tell of! G> 1
has blessed me in everything. 1 should
never have been called lshmael."
"And yet you have bad trials. llivo
been always poor; aud have had to toii f r
an education, and—and"
"Do you cad these things trials. N >ra!
Ido not, O Nora, you are the crowning
blessiug! I thauk my God for this kit
lie was a novel wooer, but he was just
the man Nora needed to guide aright her
noWe but undisciplined nature.
Elsie said, - 4 D,tiling Nora. I am glad you
are to be happy like inyseiC'and Ned s-.id:
4 What! marry a common farmer! poor
man ? Nora Lee, lam ashamed of you."
But Nora, with her hand iu
could defy a dozen Neds, and she did not
hee l his banter, though he was merciless."
A year later Nora went to the farm to'
live with lshmael. All the long wiut-r
evenings they studied together, to the evi
dent annoyance of Aunt Mary, who pre
dicted blin inets and early gray hairs.
lshmael did master Schiller an<f ICSp'
sleek, and to-day is a Senator of the L Kited*
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