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THE TIMES NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA., Al'ML 17, 1877.
drawing-mom. "A robber I" The two
ladle trembled even to pronounce bis
name ; ahd as to Emily, she gave up all
Idea of rewarding him with ft kiss.
Kay, she even thought, with some little
terror, of her watch, which she had left
on the mantel-piece, and the widow be
gan to sigh for her gold opera-glass. . '
' But what matter they V" said both
ladies. " He has performed for us too
irreat service to grudge so trifling a . re
ward." They were actually entering the drawing-room
with the words of thanks upon
their lips. The watch was on the mantel-piece
the opera-glass was untouch-,
cd everything that they had left in the
room was there, except Ikey Samuels
himself. The good-natured rogue did
not wish to uiar by his thievery, the
joy that must be derived by the service
he had performed. He had quitted (lie
house of the stock-broker.
Frederick Brookes was married to her
whom beloved. Instructed by experi
ence, he gave up the gambling of the
Block Exchange, and retired to a country-seat
of his wife's, in Dorsetshire,
where he has ever since lived a life of
tranquil happiness, that is participated
in by Mr. Williams, who has, by a mar
riage with Emily, become his brother-in-law'.
A short time after the marriage of
Frederlck.his nocturnal and nnexiiected
visitor was found to be a prisoner in the
Jail of Dorset. The charge against him
was burglary. As he was walking in
the Jail-yard one day, a female placed In
his hands a hundred sovereigns.
" Ah !" said the prisoner, " I know
well where that comes from. 1 1 is from
one who was formerly on the Stock
Exchange a fine young man who mar
ried a lovely woman. Let him keep his
" What 1 do you refuse a small proof
of gratitude V"
" Oh I I know ; but I wish gratitude
Mould keep the gold, and send me a lit
tle sixpenny file."
I do not know whether so immoral
a suggestion w'as carried into active op
eration ; but tliis I am quite Bure of
that soon after, Ikey Samuels had es
caped from prlcon. I have heard, but
cannot vouch for it as truth, that he
changed his name and has become the
proprietor of a rich mine in Scotland,
where it has long since been declared by
the proprietress,Mrs. Frederick Brookes,
thatshe would not allow cither women
. or children to be employed.
Miss Dashwood's Plot.
SO, Silt, this 1 your de
" Honor, father, forbids any other."
" Do you mean to say, sir, that you
are engaged to the girl V"
" Not exactly. I await her decision."
" Then you have proposed V"
" I have, Blr."
"And you've resolved to marry MIbs
Cameron, and not Miss Dash wood ?"
" If Miss Cameron will accept me."
Very well, sir very well V This is
your gratitude this your filial duty,
you self-willed, ungrateful dog, In re
turn for the trouble I've had with you
the efforts I've made to secure for you
the best match in the country. Here is
a flne,handfeome,dashlng young woman ;
rich, and belonging to one of the first
families of our country, whom you
throw asddc for the sake of a .pale-faced
chit of a clergyman's daughter"
" Don't father me, sir don't inter
rupt me dou't speak to me again 1 Get
out of my sight! but remember the
day on which you marry Lena Cameron
you Mil cease to be a son of mine. I'll
disown, I'll disinherit you, sir, and
leave all I have to the new orphan
Such was the scene enacting in 'Squire
Chester's parlor a scene frequently pre
sented upon the stage to sympathizing
and delighted crowds an irate father,
portly, red-faced and loud-voiced, with
hands beneath coat-tails, a la Pickwick,
and eyes glaring wrathfully through
gold-rimmed spectacles, upon a hand
some and undutiful son, bent upon wed
ding. Jhe object of his soul's idolatry
against his father's withes. Yet in this
instance It was no mere acting, but on
the part of each serious and resolute and
To add to the dramalie effect, at the
moment in which the 'Squire's last
words were spoken, a fair, delicate look.
ing girl, who was about entering the
room, catching the- sound of the voice,
paused an instant with her hand on the
door-knob, as if hesitating whether to
enter. And thus it happened that , she
' heard her own name several times in
connection with the threat already
She turned then, and glided swiftly
up the stairs to her own room. Locking
the door, she threw himself on a couch
and, burying her face in the pillows, re
mained a long time quite motionless.
She did .not weep, but when she at
length rose her face was very pale, and
her sweet blue eyes had a haggard look
of suffering painful to witness in one so
young. . , .
Seating herself at the table, she drew
toward her a writing desk, and wrote as
" Drah Cochin I'im.if Since nnr
Interview of yesterday I have thought
the matter over, Bnd come to the con
tusion that It will lie best that.
should not marry. Do not blame me
uo not question me, ever. I liave rea
sons which I cannot explain, but act as
tnina win nc nest ior us Rotii.
"Where is Miss Cameron V" ques
tioned fhlllp of the servant who hand
ed him the note. s
" Gone over to Elmwood, sir, to her
aunt, Mrs. Page. I heard her say she
should stay there until her return to the
city in a few days."
An hour after Philip Chester was on
his way to Elmwood. The path was
lonely, leading through a sequestered
wood, and he was consequently sur
prised when, at an abrupt turning, he
came suddenly face to face with a young
lady very tall, very handsome, and at
tired in a rich riding habit and floating
plume. Philip lifted his hat respectful
ly, and would have passed on, but the
lady paused full in the path before him.
" Excuse me you are Mr. Philip
" And I am Josephine Dashwood."
In his surprise he hardly knew what
to say. " I did not know I was not
aware of Miss Dashwood's lielng in the
" I dare say not. You were expect
ing, perhaps, you and your honored
father, to behold me for the first time nt
the residence of my respected uncle and
guardian, Simon Walder, Esquire. But
you see I was too anxious to wait, so T.
concluded to run down tor a day or
two to Elmwood: on the strength of
Mrs, Page being an old friend of my
mother. I wanted to see you, Mr.
" You do me honor," said Philip, puz
zled In what manner to treat this frank
avowal. The young lady meanwhile
carelessly played with her horse's mane.
'I am glad of this accidental meet
ing," Bhe resumed, " for ,1 was Just
thinking how it would be possible to
obtain a private interview."
"I believe," continued she, coolly,
"that there has been some arrangement
made concerning us by those two old
I mean by your much honored father
and my highly respected uncle a little
matrimonial scheme, if I am not mis
takeh. Very kind of them, doubtless,
though it might have been kinder to
have left us to choose for ourselves, and
bo happy in our own way."
A faint gleam of hope began to dawn
"I want to tell you a secret, Mr.
Chester. May I trust you V"
" If you will do me the honor," he re
plied, still coldly.
' Ah, I see you don't like me, but you
will after while. This, then, is my se
cret, I am in love pray don'X bo
alarmed not with you."
" Thank you !" said ho, almost invol
With a very handsome, very clever,
very worthy and deserving young man,"
resumed Miss Dashwood, with unmov
ed seriousness" but poor. And you
are in love with one equally perfect, but
suffering under the same stigma."
She looked at him seriously, now,
with her dark eyes, and he met the gaze
" Now, we understand each other,"
she said, resuming her former tone and
manner ; " and now we can act aa seems
best to under the circumstances. It won't
do to rebel openly against those two old
fogies I beg their pardoiiB those wise
and venerable old gentlemen ; but we
can manage quietly to circumvent them
and have our own way can't we V
" Perhaps you have formed some plan
to that effect V" Bald Philip, half amused
and half interested.
"You shall hear," she answered.
am told that you dear, delightful futher
admires 'dashing ladies,' wants a dash-
ing daughter-in-law and mistress of his
establishment. You will dine to-morrow
at Elmwood. Bo sure not to disappoint
Mrs. 1'age, who knows all about it, and
takes a tender motherly interest in the
affair. We will see whether the old
gentleman Is satisfied with his chosen
daughter-in-law. But, whatever occurs,
your role, remember, is to be perfectly
charmed. Will you accept your part,
Half laughing and half wondering, he
And so they rode on through the
shadowy -wood path, Philip Chester
liking his companion far better than he
bad previously thought possible of Miss
Scene second, act first, transport us
to the drawing-room, wbero sat that
good old lady Mrs. Page, in all the
formal dignity of a country dinner
dress, endeavoring to entertain some
half dozen guests, of whom 'Squire
Chester was one. Seated near an open
window, he wan anxiously awaiting the
appearance of Miss Dashwood, with a
vogue hope as to the clfeet which might
be thereby produced upon his undutiful
son. That self willed young man
oungod near, conversing with a ludy,
while Lena Cameron, very pale and
quiet, was bending over? a bit of cm-
broidery with fingers that trembled a
little, and eyes that were rarely up
lift!. Suddenly the sharp notes of the bugle
pierced the ears of the assembled coin-
"That is Joe!" said Mrs. .Page. "I
am glad that she Is come, as now we
can have dinner."
"Joe V" doubtfully inquired one of the
The 'Squire looked from the window
as Invited, and beheld a figure In a man's
hat and coat, as he thought, and a
Woman's skirt, dashing full speed up
the avenue toward the house, with half
a dozen dogs accompaynlng. Springing
from the horse unassisted, Bhe proceeded
to unloosen the saddle and throw It
upon the ground, then walked several
times around the horse, evidently ex
amining into his condition, and dis
cussing the same with the groom, who
had now appeared on the grounds.
If 'Squire Chester regarded this un
expected appearance of his son's chosen
wife Vlth any emotions of surprise or
disappointment, he at least did not ex
press it. On the contrary, he bowed
and shook hands with true old-style
gallantry and courtesy, as that young
lady presently entered the room, follow
ed by two of the dogs aforesaid, to
whom she whistled an encouragement
"Oh, my dear, the dogs!" remon
strated Mrs. Page, piteously ; "we are
not accustomed to having them in the
'Dear me! not have dawgs In the
drawing room ! Why I have mine with
me everywhere, and ull over the house.
Couldn't do without them, I declare.
Like dawgs, sir V" she inquired, with a
pretty druwl, of her future father-in-law.
'Very much In their proper place,"
the old gentleman felt constrained to
To which Miss Dashwood replied by a
just perceptible ehrug of her graceful
shonlders ; and then they went into
"No turkey, thank you," she said, "I
never take fowl it's only fit forlnvallds
and babies so insipid. I'll take some
roast beef rare, if you please though I
prefer stake and onions."
And besprinkling the gory slice with
an abundance of cayenne sauce, Miss
Dashwood commenced her repast, while
the 'Squire turned away his eyes, meet
ing those of Lena Cameron, his wife's
niece, who had been regarding ' these
proceedings of the "dashing" young
lady with an expression akin to horror.
Poor child, she wasn't in the secret.
But the 'Squire thought, as he looked
at her, how very delicate and refined
and lady-like she appeared.
Miss Dashwood declined sherry, but
accepted a little port instead, though ex
pressing a preference for French brandy
and water. It was quite the " style"
now, she asserted, for ladles to prefer
brandy. Indeed, some even professed a
partiality for Bourbon, though she her.
self considered it inferior to brandy in
point of lante and refreshmeut; and
'Squire Chester felt provoked at the assi
duity with which his son refilled the
young lady's glass and listened admir
ingly to all she Bald.
"Give us some music, Joe," said Mrs
Page, when they were again in the drawing-room.
And the 'Squire, who was
devoted to music, looked up and bright
ened. It was one of his anticipations,
that of his son's wife playing to him
and soothing him in his after-dinner
hours with the melodies he loved. '
" Now, Lena, one of your favorite
songs," said her aunt, quietly ; and the
girl sat down, and in a sweet, low and
somewhat plaintive voice, sang " Bon
nle Doon" and " Annie Laurie."
" That Is the kind of muslo that I
like," remarked 'Squire Chester to his
hostess, eollo voce. Those charming old
sdhgs are worth all the modrn fol-de-rals
that have ever been written," and he
looked thoughtfully at Miss Dashwood
and then at Miss Cameron. Likewise
he hearkened to the discourse that was
going on between the former and his
" I do so doat on horses," observed the
young lady. I couldn't do, under two
of my own a rider and a hunter. I de
light In hunting wherever it is to be
found, and generally on that account
pass my summers on the mountains
though deer are becoming very scarce
and woodcock all as much so. I wish
we had fox-hunting here as in England
I prefer novels where fox-hunting comes
in Guy Livingston,', for instance,
What a splendid fellow he was 1 and
what a humdrum country is ours, where
there Is nothing to amuse one except
theatres. If I had my own way I
should be an actress. . I've always had
an inclination for the stage, and really
think I should make a good actress,
Don't you think so too, Mr. Chester V"
Capital!" responded that young man
with emphasis, and a pleased, half amwi.
cd, half earnest look, which didn't es-,
ape his watchful sire, though he did not
" He's a ninny!" was the , mental re
flection of tho latter. , " What sort of a
wife would such a woman make?" was
his next Involuntary thought, until it
suddenly occurred to him, with some
thing like a shock, that this was really
after all, the woman he had chosen for
his son's wife, for his daughter-in-law,
for tho mistress of his house and house
hold, And again he looked at Lena
very kindly this time.
"You must see my Beelzebub," re
sumed Miss Dashwood, enthusiastically;
' uch a charming creature! full of
spirit, yet so tractable and affectionate,
that I assure you, sir," addressing the
'Squire, "he'll walk into the breakfast
room and drink out of your coffee cup
at the table."
This assurance appeared to have no
particular charm for 'Squire Chester, for
he turned away with very little cere
mony. Miss Dashwood went Up stairs on
some errand, and they heard her whist
ling as she crossed the hall.
'Philip," whispered the 'Squire, "I
think we had better be going."
" Not yet, sir. Miss Dashwood is
about to show me her new pistols ; and
then she will teach me a new game with
cards, and afterwards we are to go to the
"Go to where f"
" To the stables, sir, to look at the
The 'Squire cast on him a look of con
" Is that is Miss Dashwood, or Joe.or
whatever she is called, a man or a wo
'The latter I presume, sir. It Is the
fashion now-a-days, you know, for
dashing young women like her, to
adopt a masculine style in general. It
Bits well on Miss Joe Don't you think
" Miss Joe be"
The old gentleman recollected himself
in time. But he had seen enough of the
dashing Miss Josephine, his old friend,
Simeon Walker's niece, and very moody
was he as he rode homfeward that night.
' Philip,' said he, a day or two after,
" I don't see the use of you going to
Elmwood so often, now tlmt Miss Dash
wood Is there 5"'
"Why not, sir? I. thought you
would like it."
"The truth is, I'm disappolpted In
Miss. Dashwood. I con't approve of
such a woman as a wife for any man
save a horse-dealer or circus rider. Es
pecially should I not approve of her as
the mistress of this house.
" have no desire to see my drawing
room turned into a dog-kennel, or to
have horses walking in and drinking
out of my coffee cup. In fact," said
the 'Squire, waxing warm, " I won't
have my future daughter-ln law going
about the house whistling, and odorous
of brandy and cigars, too, I shouldn't
wonder, I heard her say it was the fash.
Philip was satisfied ; the more so
when, a week later, his father observed
thut little Lena would make as good a
wife for him as any he could get.
The wedding took place within six
months. Miss Dashwood herself a hap
py bride, was present, and the 'Squire
wondered exceedingly at the great
change and improvement wrought in
her by the Influence of marriage.
Partly Converted by a Cow.
The Cuba Patriot relates the following
amuning incident concerning a hard old
customer in the town of Hinsdale, who
was neverknown to attend church,much
less to countenance any kind of family
worship in. his own home: The old
leiiow had a "muley cow," which was
always "nosing" around the house,
picking up whatever edibles came In her
way. The other night a barrel con
tulnlng slops had been left out near the
corner of the wood shed, and the cow
in her peregrinations soon struck the
rich bonanza. Thrusting her head into
the barrel, "muley" began voraciously
to make way with the contents. As the
slops diminished In the barrel, in the
same proportion the old cow thrust her
head in deeper. But when she attempt
ed to withdraw her head from the barrel
the animal found it had become firmly
wedged over head and neck. The old
bovine turned round and round for
awhile, then blindly started off on
run. As luck would have it, she struck
a bee line for the bouse, and directly for
the front door. The old man was sitting
inside telling his family all about the
great Hendryx murder trial, when the
cow gave a frightful bellow, which was
prolonged, by the empty barrel into an
unearthly! roar. At the same time the
front door crashed from lta binges, and
the cow, with her uncommon heudgear,
bolted into the room. "Old wickedness'
gave one agonized look at the frightful
demon .which confronted him; each
separate! and individual hair stood on
end; H shivering feeling erawled up
and down his back ; his eyes protruded
from his head ; altogether, lie was a
picture or abject terror. n Suddenly bis
tongue was loosened, and ho screamed,
"For God's soke take Mary I She's
better prepared than 1 am I 'J Since that
eventful night the man lias Joined an
easy-going church, which is one step
progressive, and he only swears when
he sees old brinuie or the swill barrel.
The old cow "fetched him."
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