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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOM FIELD, FA., JULY 17, 1877.
A WOMAN'S HINT.
JJEOOARtY clerk o mere
nobody ; father tiled without n
cent, mother ditto ; Lola must be crazy.
I must put a stop to It, that's certain.
H'm 1 Iit me see ! She la crazy to go
abroad. Suppose I send lier. The ex
citement of getting ready will keep her
occupied for b week or two, and Jano
will be glad enough to go with her.
The very thing. As for the letter - let
me see !"
Arriving at this point In his medita
tions, Mr. James Alms tend opened again
a letter he hud been moHt ruthlessly
crushing In his clenched hand, and read
once more the respectful request of Hen
ry Redmond to pay his addresses to Lola
Aluistead, the only child of the wealthy
There had been no obstruction to the
young lover's wooing, for Henry lted
mond was born of gentle people, and
moved In the-same social circle as the
fair-haired girl he adored. And being a
handsome young fellow, well educated
and courteuus,he hud won an answering
love, though there had been no word
spoken, when he wrote the straight
forward, manly letter ulrcady referred
With true American independence he
had considered that an unstained name,
a fair business record, and a salary suill
clent for every comfort, placed him on a
social equality with James Almstead's
daughter, and he was as much surprised
as he was disappointed at the curt re
fusal that answered his letter. The In
formation that Miss Alinstead would sail
for Europe in a short time with her
aunt, Mrs. lteach, did not tend to raise
the lover's depressed spirits.
Tlie letter, reaching him at his business
address in business hours, was opened
and read in the little sanctum where lie
occupied the position of conlidcutinl
clerk to his employer and uncle, Harvey
Redmond, a large wholesale dealer in
hides and leather. Not a sweet-smelling
establishment, though this little room,
with two desks only, was comfortably
and handsomely furnished.
The young clerk was still perusing his
moat discouraging letter whefi a flne
looking man of sixty, or thereabouts,
came In, hung up his overcoat, and held
up a dainty note.
" Who is that lady correspondent,
Harvey V" he asked.
"I can't tell you, Fir."
"Open your letter, then, and find
out. But what ails you V You look as
if you had just lost your last, and best
For answer, Harry handed him Mr.
Almstead's letter, and opened the note
lie received In exchange.
Tliero were some moments of silence,
during which Harry read theso words ;
Dear IIauuy: Papa told me about
your letter ,'aud so I dare to write, know
ing you love me, as I love you (deeply
underlined were the last four words).
Papa is going to send me to Europe on
the Dakota, that sails on the lMth of
next month. 1 have been forbidden to
see you, or to speak to you, so It only
remains for me to write to you. l'liim
says I may marry on the other aide, If I
choose, but no one in New York. I
have no idea how long I am to be ban
ished, but I will remuin, as now.
t lours nutiiiuiiy,
"Well," Mr. Redmond said, looking
up, " bless the boy. He has a whole
sunbeam In his eyes. Is the letter from
Miss Almstead ?"
' Yes, sir ; will you read It V"
' Well,' was the comment after the pe
rusal.' ' What did the old heathen mean
by giving her permission to marry on
the other sidei Trusts to her pretty
face to captivate an English nobleman, I
suppose. But she is a plucky little girl,
at any rate,to give you the hintHarry."
" Mr. Almstead's sole objections to
your proposal are your limited salary
and the uncertainty of your business
prospects. Did you ever happen to men
tion to him that I am your uncle, and
" No, sir. If what your words Imply
were ever to come true, It would only be
when I lost my best friend, my best be
There was a rush of unshed tears In
Harry's eyes, as be held out his hand to
give that of his uncle's a close, warm
" My death, you mean," said Mr. Red
mond. " We will hope to be spared to
each other many years longer, Harry.
But I think the time has come to tell
you of a trust I hold for you."
The young man's face flushed as he
looked in his uncle's eyes, full of genial
"Your grandfather," Mr. Redmond
said, " was more than proud of this
firm, established by his own energy and
industry, sustained by his honorably
earned wealth. Your father and I were
taken into the partnership only after
years .of probation, and you do not need
to be told of the disastrous love for spec-
ulation that scattered your father's share
of the profits, nor of the disappoint
ment that really ended bis life. You
were but a little chap when your grand
father died, and his will left his business
and entire fortune to his oldest son, my
self. But, before he died, he gave me a
solemn trust. He charged me to test
your capacities and your principles well
until you arrived at twenty-five years of
flge, to be sure that the love of daring
risks had not been inherited by you, and
that you would keep up the old firm's
reputation for solidity and honesty. If
you stood the ordeal.you were to become
my full partner, and to take possession
of a hundred thousand dollars lying out
at interest for fifteen years. Wheu are
you twenty-five, Harry?"
" Next week, sir."
" I thought so. The papers that give
you your partnership and your fortune
are In that safe. They will be signed
" How can I thank you, Uncle Har
vey "By being happy. It is many weary
years, my dear boy, since my love-dream
was broken by the death of the only
woman to whom I was ever attached.
We may meet In the great hereafter ,but
until then I am faithful to her memory.
Heaven grant your love may have a
more prosperous ending. And now,
Harry, do you think you can undertake
a little business for the new firm, In
Loudon, and be ready to sail on the
"1 think I could sir."
In the handsome house of James
Almstead there had been tears and
pleading, storms and open rebellion,
when Miss Lola learned how her lover's
suit had been answered. Blie was a
pretty, willful maiden, and had been
pelted and spoiled from her cradle. To
be crossed now in her love, banished
from her home and treated as If in dire
disgrace, was a new and very disagreea
ble experience. To all her coaxing, all
her pouting, her father had turned a
deaf ear, until, thoroughly provoked, she
had said :
"I've a great mind never to come
back, but to marry an Englishman or
" Just as you please," was the provok
ing answer. " You shall not marry a
penniless clerk, but if you can find a
lover on the other side, you may have
And Lola, partly to comfort Harry by
giving him a broad hint, partly to prove
her own independence had forth with
written the letter already quoted.
No answer reached her, and she was
convinced that Harry's poverty or busi
ness engagements held him fast hi New
York, and was depressed or cross by
turns, till her aunt declared she was
enough to arouse a temper of a saint.
Not one look would she give to the
preparations for her trip abroad, not one
suggestion did she make concerning the
voyage her father called a holiday tour
and she designated her banishment.
Even nt last, when she sat In the dln-jilng-rooni
of the Dakota, surrounded
by friends wishing her a pleasant trip,
she showed no sign of Interest, finally
retiring to her state-room, leaving aunt
Jane to say all the farewells, while she
sobbed In her narrow berth.
Her father came down laden with fruit,
flowers and novels, to bid her farewell,
and relenting at the sight of her tear
stained face, would have taken her home
at the last moment, but for a vision of
her lover rising before his eyes. Still,
he told her if she was very homesick
she might return in a year, and so left
her, disconsolate and weeping.
She would not go on deck as the steam
er glided slowly from the slip, and aunt
Jane had no sympathy when tho hor
rors of sea-sickness made her life a bur
den. " You had no business to come 1" said
Lola, heartless and sarcastic, but know
ing nothing of the wretchedness holding
her aunt captive. " I could have gone
alone. I am going on deck now ; it is
stifling in here."
"Oh, I'll die if you leave me alone!"
groaned the sufferer. " You would not
go on deck without me."
" Maria will stay," said Lola, looking
at the ghastly face of the maid j " misery
likes company." -,
Then she went up on deck,' and sit
ting down by the railing, watched the
fast vanishing shore, thinking of home,
father and Harry.
Her tears were about spent, but her
face was very white and dolorous, when
she caught the eyes of a tall young fel
low in au Ulster and traveling cap, pac
ing the deck. In a moment he was also
by the railing, saying, very quietly :
" A lovely day to start, Miss Alm
stead." A quick gasp, a lovely flush of color
on the pale cheeks.a sudden brightening
of the sad blue eyes, greeted the re
mark. " Harry Mr. Redmond"
" Harry will do."
" You are going as far as Sandy Hook
with us, to return in the pilot boat V"
" I am going as far as Liverpool with
you to return when you do."
" You are you in earnest 1"'
" I am in earnest. My uncle has
given me a number of Important com
missions that will require my presence
In various European cities, but which
can be timed to suit my own conveni
Poor aunt Jane, moaning in the little
state room, one minute afraid she would
die, the next afraid she would not, little
thought of her brother's probable wrath
at her neglect of proper watchfulness.
Utterly refusing to go upon deck,oreven
leave her berth, deeply resenting Lola's
bright eyes and tremendous appetite, she
passed the whole ten days of crossing
without once seeing the " clerk" they
had left New York to avoid, or once
hearing any of the deeply Interesting
conversation that made life a paradise
for Harry and Lola In mid-ocean.
Limp, white and disgusted, she ac
cepted Mr. Redmond's assistance at
Liverpool and his escort to Loudon,
scarcely recovering sufficiently to ex
press the proper indignation wheu one
morning Lola walked Into the sitting
room in the hotel and announced :
"This is my husband, aunt Jane.
You know papa expressly stated that ho
no objection to my marrying on tills
side of the Atlantic."
" Yes I know. It Is too late for any
but at present."
And it was too late ; but when Mr.
Almstead received the call of Harvey
Redmond, was informed of the new
partnership and the legacy of the de
ceased Mr. Redmond to his grandson, he
was quite ready to forgive the runaway
couple, and to give Mr. Harvey Red
mond valuable advice and substantial
aid in selecting, purchasing and furnish
ing the handsome house that will be the
wedding gift to Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Redmond when after a sojourn of two
years abroad, they return, botli well
pleased with the result of "a woman's
Tlio Praying Sailors.
A ship once sprung a leak in mid
ocean, and. there seemed no escape for
tho crew from a watery grave. The cap
tain with deep emotion gathered Ms
men around him, thirty-two in number,
and briefly stated to them their condi
tion. " Are you ready for it ?" he asked
Two men stepped forward, "Captain
we believe we are prepared for death."
" Then," said he, " pray for me and
your shipmates. I acknowledge that 1
am not prepared."
Tho two men knelt down with the
company and earnestly prayed God to
save them all for His Hon's sake. Thero
was no Jeering now at the praying ship
mates. No one to scoll' nt religion.
Every one felt that there was comfort
and safety for them only in God. While
they were praying their signal of dis
tress was seen, and a life bout sent to
They felt as If God hud sent nn angel
to their help, and their thanksgivings
were as earnest as their prayers for as
sistance had been. A dully prayer
meeting was established among them,
and before the port was reached each
one of the thirty-two were hopefully
It Is a blessing beyond every other
earthly good to be associated In life
with praying, Christian people. We do
not know how many times tho Lord
wards off danger and trouble from us on
this account, and how many blessings
come to us in answer to prayers. Choose
such company in preference to any oth
er, If you would enjoy the blessings God
bestows in this life, and be fitted at last
for such companionship in the life be
yond. A Man Who Says He Doesn't Sleep.
Pakkersdurg, July 1. The man
who does not sleep, Saunders, now re
sides near this place. Snipe time In 1SG1
or 1802 Saunders enlisted In the Fourth
West Virginia Volunteers. For several
years he had not slept at all, so he says.
But It becoming known directly in camp
that he made such pretensions, it arous
ed the curiosity of many of the men
and officers, and they set a watch upon
him. I am told by a Colonel that he
and many others lost a great many
night's sleep in endeavoring to entrap
Saunders, but during the whole time
that he remained a. member of the
Fourth he was never caught asleep. He
stood guard night after night, and week
after week, paid by sleepy-headed sol
diers to take their turns, but never was
He hauled coal several weeks in suc
cession, only stopping long enough to
eat and change horses, and ploughed In
the fields with five or six stalwart men
until he wore them out completely, but
never Beemed to tire. During the year
1S03, 1 think it was, he went to Phila
delphia and was examined by the lead
ing physicians of the country. They
sat up with him in relays of five, night
and day, and kept up an almost constant
stream of conversation with him, and at
the termination of twenty-nine days
discharged him with a certificate, but
could give no explanation of this freak
of nature. ' Many stories of the untiring
energy and activity of this man are told
and all agree who know him that this
antlpodeof Hip Van Winkle Is the most
sleepless man they ever met.
Mr. Saunders is now about fifty-six
years of age, and says that he has not
known what sleep is for eighteen years.
He himself cannot account for It, as he
says the change In his physical organi
zation occurred within three days, and
that he was never sick In his life, and
took medicine but once, and that was
when ho had a catarrh, about three years
ago. He is a halo, hearty man, and bids
fair to live many years yet. He is con
scientiously opposed to making a bIiow
of himself, or no doubt would long ago
have been before the public as one of the
human curiosities of the world.
Searching for the Shipwrecked.
It will be remembered that Rear Ad
miral Reynolds, commanding the Asiat
ic Station, n short time since wrote to
the Navy Department that he was about
sending the United States steamer Alert
to search for shipwrecked persons six
teen men and one woman reported to
bo on some Island near Dampler Straits.
Information now received from San
Francisco, California Is to the effect
that the schooner Urania sailed from
Kadlah, Alaska territory, on the 29th of
December, 187o, for San Francisco, and
lins not since been heard from. She had
on board Mr. Shu ran, United States Col
lector at Alaska; Captain Lee and wife,
and others ; In all numbering sixteen
men and one woman. It is probable
that the shipwrecked persons reported
by Admiral Reynolds, are those who
were on the Urania, and may yet bo res
cued by the prompt action of that offi
cer. A Surprised Gorman.
An Intoxicated German got on a
Hudson River train at Kinderhook to
go to Troy ; and tho Jludycl of that city
says : " He threw his satchel down in
a comer of the car, took a seat, and was
soon asleep. On awaking he said he
hud left his baggage at Kinderhook, and
asked the boy employed on the train
what he should do to recover It. The
latter, who had seen the German place
his satchel in the corner, replied : " You
give me thirty cents and I'll telegraph
to Kinderhook to have the depot master
forward it by telegraph to Greenbush
It will reach there before we do." The
German paid tho thirty cents and the
boy departed, taking the satchel into
another car. On reaching Greenbush
the boy returned with the bag. Ah,'
said the German, 'dot delegraff is vun
grato dings. Here, duke anoder quorter,
mein poy.' "
Advancing Backward In Massachusetts.
Scores of acres of worn out pasture
and tillage lands, almost within a stone's
throw of one of the principal business
streets of the Narrows Village, Ware
ham, are now covered with a vigorous
growth of young pines. Hundreds of
acres of land within the limits of the
town, once under profitable cultivation,
are now covered with thick forests of
oak and pine, and it is no uncommon
thing to encounter in these solitudes
heaps of rubbish marking the site of the
former dwelling of some prosperous
farmer, while around are stone walls,
which doubtless originally served to
protect his rich tillage lands from the
inroads of his cattle. Tho same scenes
may be witnessed In the town of Carver,
Rochester, and Marlon. Neio Bedford
A Jolly Game.
" Blowing Cotton" is a sitting room
game of the joliiest sort. Let as many
sit around the table with hands folded
and arms extended along the edge of the
table, each person touching elbows with
his neighbor on each side of him. Take
a small piece of common batting, pick
ed up so as to make it as light as possible.
Let some one count " one, two, three,
and then let each one blow their best to
keep the cotton away from themselves
and drive it upon some one else. The
person on whom it alights must pay
forfeit. No one must take up his arms
to escape the cotton. When it alights,
take it up and start It anew. It will be
a verv sober set indeed who can
play two or three rounds without in.
dulging in the healthiest sort of uproar
EST" A few days ago a Park avenue
belle, while crossing Broad street, on
Columbia avenue, saw some children
snickering at her. She paid no atten-
tion to them but walked on, and was
surprised to see so many people turn
and look at her. On Hearing Fifteenth
street a gentleman tapped her on the
shoulder and handed her her bonnet,
which had blown oft' a square away. Of
course she didn't blush. Philadelphia
$3- Don't dally with whiskey. It woos
you at first to make a slave of you after
HCIIENCK'8 SEA WEED T0S1C.
In lbs atmosphere experienced here during
ummor months, the lethnrgy produced by the
heat take awar the desire for wholesome food.
and frequent perspiration reduce bodlljr ener
gy, pamcniariy noe luuuring troin the eirccts
of debilitating; diseases. In order to keep a
natural healthful activity of the system, we
roust resort to ariiiiciai means. For this pur.
pose Bchenck'i Sea Weed Toole ! vert elTuctu-
nl. A few doaes will create an appetite and
give iresn vigor to me enervated body. For
Dyspepsia, It Is Invaluable. Many eminent
physicians have doubted whethor dyspepsia
can be permanently oared by the drugs which
are generally employed for that purpose. The
Sea Weed Tonic in Its nature la totally diner
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minerals or acids in fact it assists tho regular
operations of nature, and supplies her deficien
cies. The tonio In Its nature eo much resem
blos tho gastric Juice that It la almost IdentU
cat with that iluld. The gastric Juice la the
natural solvent which, In a healthy Condition
of the body, causes the fodd to be digested )
and when this Juice Is not excreted In auillclent
quantities, Indication, with all Its distressing
symptoms, follows. The 8oa Weed Tonic per-
iorrns me uuty or tlie gastric Juice when tho
latter Is deficient. Scuenck's Sea Weed Tonlo
told by all Druggists. 27 4t
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NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA.
OW IS THE TIME TO PLANT.
To plant FIMTIT TIIHKH and OTtAPE VINES.
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year they bear.
IT DON'T PAY
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(JET THE J EST
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