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THE TIMES NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA., DECEMllEK 13, 1881.
maily a wily euatotner learned that it
was au easy thins to extort a hargalu
while she forgot herself in dilating upou
Ler darling theme, "my Tretty Jane."
Years passed, and the early otject of
the pedlar woman was accomplished.
The fruits ot her tireless Industry had
gradually made her the mistress, not
only of the cottage, to the possession of
which she had tso long aspired, but of
several fields that lay around It, and the
cheerful prospect of an old age smother
ed by ease seemed before her.
Her foster-child had entered upon her
womanhood, and with the extreme
beauty that marked her Infancy, she
still retained the title by which it had
been acknowledged. Throughout the
whole country she was dltingulshed as
'Tretty Jane." She had learned, with
her first power of reflection, to appreci
ate the unsel llsh goodness that had cher
ished her, and the only feeling which
appeared to stir her tranquil nature with
the strength of a passion, wa9 that of
"God bless her was often the tearful
ejaculation of Widow Blade ; "if there
is one being on earth that would lay
down her life for another, that would
my Jane for me I"
Timid, silent and home-staying, not
withstanding that her personal charms
and the presumption of her being the
future heiress of the snug property of
"Widow Blade might have constituted
her a belle among our primitive society,
it was predicted that her affections
would not readily divided into another
channel, yet, before she had completed
her eighteenth year, she had been wooed
successfully, and with quiet hopefulness
was waiting to take upon herself the
duties of a wife. Her lover was some
what a man of mark among us the
handsome aud educated young pastor of
the settlement, for among the most im
portant improvements in the aspect of
the country was that of a flue new
church, rearing its spire full in sight of
the door of the cottage. Many au alli
ance far more ambitious might have
beeu tit the command of Lewis Walton,
iiut in the gentleness, the modesty, the
intelligence, the housewifely accom
plishments of Jane, and above all, in
her earnest piety, he saw, more than in
any others, the elements of a useful and
lovable minister's wife, and he felt that
his hand might safely be proffered where
there was so much not only to win upon
he faucy, but to secure the heart. As
to Jane, she proved that beneath her
outward placidity there ran a current
of tenderness not less strong than deep.
To be Continued.
Jones' Narrow Escaps.
IT WAS a Saturday nightand Mr. and
Mrs. Jones were shutting up the
Biouse preparatory to retiring when there
came aloud ring at the front door bell
that startled them both, as it was too
Jute for either business or callers. Who
could it be V Mrs. Jones declared she
would not open the door for the world
and begged Mr. J. to arm himself with
the umbrella stand or the hat rack, for
it might be masked robbers or something
-of that sort. At which. Mr. Jones pooh
poohed rather faintly and nervously,
aud marching valiantly to the door
threw it wide open and next fell back
over Mrs. Jones, who had kept cautious
ly behind. Then the two reconnoitred
the situation. There was no human
being in sight, but on the doorstep there
was some kind ot a mysterious-looking
object. Mrs. Jones looked at it a mo
cnent, then she burst into tears.
"It's a-a covered basket. Oh 1 J-Jones'
you wretch, how could you V and I-I-I-trusted
you so !"
"Mercy on me, Maria, what are you
--crying about 1 I don't know what it is 1
Maybe it's an infernal machine, to blow
us up," gasped Jones. '
"Oh, you know what it is well enough,
Mr. Jones 1 Don't add falsehood to your
other baseness. Oh, Jones, Jones ! how
ecould you deceive me so 1"' and she
wiped away another flood of tears.
"I'll throw the thing into the .middle
of next week," shouted Jones in a fury.
"Stop, stop, wretched man '" cried his
-wife, grasping hlscoat tails. "Don't add
murder to your other accomplishments;
-and to think I have tr-tr-trusted"
"Maria," said Mr. Jones with the
calmness of desperation, "unhand me!
I will find out what this means. That's
our old market basket," he exclaimed
suddenly, and the next moment he had
dragged it into the hall. "Why. it's
our -dinner for to-morrow. I forgot all
ubout it and left it at the butcher's and
he has sent it home I I hope you're sat-
"I never saw such a careless man in
iny Ut'e," said his wife, in a relieved
voice. "We might have had to go with
out our dinner, lor all of you."
Jones says it was the narrowest escape
ver tie liad. Jjetroit Jfoat.
A Great Enterprise.
The Hop Bitters Manufacturing Com
rtnv is one of Rochester's greatest bus!
tieaa enterprises. Their Hop Bitten
have reached a sale beyond all precedent
having from their intrinsic value found
their way into almost every household
mi me lauu. urruwuv, jz
r'lolet Vane stood at her win
dow as she asked herself this question,
while her dark eyes roamed over the
scene which lay before her.
A dreary scene, surely. Broad fields,
from which the harvest had long since
been gathered, even the aftermath;
nothing now remained save the brist
ling stubble, upon which the autumn
rain was falling drip, drip, drip. Over
head, a dull, gray, sky, with the suu
slowly dying In the west ; under foot,
sodden gray earth. The whole world
seemed robed in that one sombre color.
And to that young girl who stood
there, her eyes sweeping impatiently
over it all, it Beemed thedrearlest picture
in the world.
Bhe was young aud had beauty;-the
heart within her breast throbbed with
ambitious desires aud longings; she
wanted to rise up above all these sordid,
common surroundings, and get within
her proper sphere. Bhe longed for
wealth and luxury ; her beauty craved a
costly setting : yet Bhe was but a poor
farmer's daughter, and HveVjn an
ancient red farm-house, in theLr
gray, old cornfields, from whei
green had fled
It seemed to her, staudlug there weari
ly, as though the green would never
come back again to the fields, the azure
to the skies, or the song to the bird.
Yet she was deciding a momentous
question that day, aud one which was
destined to affect all her future life. It
was this :
Arnold Lee, a millionaire, had asked
her to become his wife. But he was old,
and gray, and wrinkled, and her heart
belonged to another Richard Lyle.
But Richard was poor as she was, aud
and the glittering bait which the old
man held out was very tempting.
Violet was tired of poverty and the
constant battle against the ills of this
life. She wanted to get away from it
all ; she longed to live in a palace, and
wear silks and Jewels, and have all the
money she desired. And all this could
be gained merely by saying yes to Ar
nold Lee !
But how could she? How could she
wrench from her heart the love which
occupied It, aud glorified her life with
all the glories of a pure and innocent
affection, aud bind herself to this grim
old man for the sake of his gold ? Yet
Richard was so dreadfully poor! Vlo.
let's heart sank as she remembered it
all. And she must decide quickly, for
In two hours' time Arnold Lee would
come for an answer.
The girl turned to see her mother
standing beside her a fretful, complain.
Ing woman; who spent her daily life In
bewailing their poverty.
Well, Violet," she went on, "have
you made up your mind V To think
that you should ask for time to decide
such a matter ! Why, girl, I Bhould
think you would be so gratified at Mr.
Lee's proposal that you would tell him
yes without a moment's delay.
"Mother, do you really advise me to
marry that old man just for his money,
when you know that Richard and I
"You are not really engaged," Inter
rupted her mother, hastily. "No, thank
heaven ! and the understanding between
you, such as it is, can be easily settled.
Violet, I want you to marry Mr. Lee;
you can't afford to refuse him! Why,
it will save you and us all from the
depths of misery. Tell him yes, Violet."
She left the room and Violet to her
own meditations. A defiant look flash
ed into the girl's clear eyes.
"I will not!" she cried, setting her
white teeth hard together, and clench
ing her little hand fiercely, "I will not
marry that old man I I have decided at
last ! Toverty with Richard Lyle is pref
erable to a life of gilded misery 1"
A tall figure coming across the sodden
fields met her gaze the color flamed up
into her cheeks, her eyes shown with a
"Dear Richard I" she whispered to
herself, "he is coming ; I will meet him
and tell him all!"
As she spoke the slow rain ceased
falling and a single blue streak appeared
in the sky. Throwing a water-proof
cloak about her, she opened the low win
dow and atepped over the sill. Gather
ing her skirts about her, Bhe darted for
ward, across the wet door-yard, and met
her lover at the gate. "Ob, Richard,'
she cried, stopping short, "I want to tell
you ! "
She paused in shy confusion.
"You have decided, my darling V" he
whispered ; "well, Violet, which shall it
be love or gold V"
She slipped her little band in hie, aud
the shifting color came and went in her
fair cheek. 1
"Love, Richard!" she murmured
aoftly. "I shall not marry that old man
they cannot foroe me to do it !"
For a long time the two conversed
together in low tones, and at last they
went away together through the gather
Ing twilight down to the village lying
prim aud silent In the evening shadows.
And when they had returned to the
old farm-house Violet was Richard
Quietly Bhe slipped into thehouse,and
up stairs to her room.'
Bho had hardly lain aside her cloak
and changed her dress when her mother
"Violet 1" she began querulously,
"nuke haste, can't you t Mr. Lee has
beeu waiting for you dowu stairs for the
last half hour. Have you made up your
Violet's face crimsoned.
"Yes," she answered, softly, her eyes
shining with the light of love, "I have
made up my mlud 1"
Mrs. Vane caught her In her arms.
"God bless you, my child I" she cried;
for to her heart there was but one de
cision possible; "now we shall know no
more poverty no more pinching and
turning to get along In the world I You
have saved us, Violet !"
But Violet had no words to utter.
What would her parents Bay when they
knew what she had done V She went
down stairs and entered the shabby little
parlor, with Its dingy carpet and old
Mrs. Vane, sitting there, was already
turning over In her mind a hundred
plans for the future. They should have
a new house, new, soft carpets and fine
furniture and live and become people of
wealth and position.
She glanced up as Violet entered, and
her heart misgave her as she observed
the girl's pale cheeks and frightened air.
She arose as though to leave the room.
Old Farmer Vane, who had come In
to entertain their distinguished visitor
until Violet should appear, arose also.
But Violet motioned to her parents to
"Do not go," she cried, her sweet voice
trembling a little; "I have nothing to
Bay which I cannot say in the presence
of my father and mother. Mr. Lee,"
she added, abruptly, turning to the old
millionaire, who had arisen and stood
before her deferentially, "you have done
me the honor to ask my hand in mar
riage. Of course, with the disparity
between us, there could be no question of
love ; it would, therefore, be but a mere
sordid transaction, in which I became
your wife for the sake of the wealth and
position which 1 would enjoy."
"Violet!" cried Mrs. Vane, In un
"Listen, mother, Mr. Lee, I have
weighed this matter well in my mind.
I assure you, sir, I have given it long
and anxious deliberation ; and I have
Mrs,. Vane caught her breath with a
quick gasp of surprise as Violet paused.
"I cannot be your wife, Mr. Lee," the
young, sweet voice went ou. "I do not
love you and I cannot barter my liberty
for wealth. Besides, I love another; it
wns Move against gold,' you see, and I
have chosen love ! This evening I be
came the wife of Richard Lyle. Father
mother forgive me for the step I have
taken ; indeed I meant not to cause you
pain ; but I love him and lam his wife!"
But Mrs. Vaue refused to be comfort
ed. All the fair visions of the happy
future which gold would bring to them
vanished now, aud the castle of cards
"I will never forgive you, you wicked,
deceitful girl !" she cried. "You. have
ruined the happiness of your father and
Arnold Lee turned to the irate wo
man. 'Do not reproach Violet, Mrs. Vane,"
he said, gently, "she had a right to her
own choice, untrammeled by my wishes
He opened the outer door aud beckon
ed to some one without.
"Come in, Richard!" he said, "and
let me explain all this. Listen, good
friends ;" and as Richard entered and
stood at Violet's side, silence fell upon
the little group and the old man con
tinued: "I love Violet; indeed, who
could help it r But I am very old, and I
was well aware that if she chose me it
could not be for love, but only for the
sake of the wealth which I could bestow
on her. I soon found out another thing
that she and Richard Lyle loved each
other and that he is worthy of her. So
I took him into my confidence. I said
that he would put Violet to the test we
would give her a choice between love and
gold. If she decided to be my wife I
would do all in my power to render her
happy. But If, on the other hand, 'love'
was triumphant and she became the
wife of Richard Lyle I agreed to settle
upon the young man $100,000 to be his
own when Violet became his wife. This
was our own secret ; Violet knew noth
ing of it. Bhe has preferred truth to a
life which would have beeu but a long
deception. She Is Richard's wife, and I
congratulate them both. Aud I now
announce Violet and Richard Lyle as
my heirs. I am very old and cannot
live long ; when God sees fit to take me
away I shall leave all my earthly pos
sessions to them Jointly."
And the old man kept his word.
While he lived he was the best aud tru
est frend to the youthful pair whom lie
had so truly befriended ; aud when he
died and was laid away to rest, his will
named Violet aud Richard Lyle Bole
heirs to his immense wealth, because
they loved each other and were worthy,
and her true heart had chosen love in
stead of gold. -
And Mrs. Vane's hopes were realized
after all ; and the castle of which she
had so fondly dreamed wal built.
There 1 not on earth a more lovely
eight than the unwearied care and atten
tion of children to their parents. Where
filial love Is found in the heart we will
auswer for all the other virtues. No
young man or woman will turn out
basely, we sincerely believe who has
parents respected and beloved. A child
affectionate and dutiful, will never bring
the gray hairs of his parents to the grave.
The wretch who breaks forth from
wholesome restraint, and disregards the
laws of his country, must have first dis
obeyed his parents, showing neither love
nor respect for them. It is seldom the
case that a dutiful son 'is found In the
ranks of vice among the wretched and
degraded. Filial love will keep men
from Bin and crime. There never will
come a lime while your parents live
when you will not be under obligation to
them. The older they grow the more
need will there be for your assiduous care
and attention to their wants. The ven
erable brow and frosty hair speaks loudly
to the love and compassion of the child.
If sickness aud infirmity make them at
times fretful, bear with them patiently,
not forgetting that time ere long may
briug you to need the same attention.
Filial love will never go unrewarded.
The Greatest Mistake.
Everybody Is making mistakes.
Everybody is finding out afterwards
that he has made a mistake. But there
can be no greater mistake than the stop
ping to worry over a mistake already
made. The temptation is irresistible
when one has slipped on an orange peel
or banana skin, to turn and see lust
where and how he slipped. But If a
man is In a hurry to reach the depot,
along the average city sidewalk, he
would do better to look out for the next
slipping place, and guard against it,than
to turn around and walk backwards.
with his eyes on the place where he
slipped last, and his mind full of worry
because he did slip there. A man would
stand a better chance of entering his
train by leltlng those slipping places
"Forgetting those things which are
behind, including the forgetting to worry
over the irredeemable past. "Reaching
lortn unto tnose tnings wuicn are tie-
lore," is tne "one ttiiuu for every
child of God to do in spile of the many
mistakes wmcu at tne best lie lias cer
" Live for Something."
Thousands of men breathe, move, and
live; puss off the stage of life, and are
heard of no more. Why V They did not
a particle of good in the world, and none
were blest by them ; none could point to
them as the instruments of their redem
tlon ; not a line they wrote, not a word
they spoke, could be recalled, and so they
perished their light went out In dark
ness, aud they were not remembered
more than the insects of yesterday. Will
you thus live and die 1 Live for some-
thing. Do good, and leave behind you a
monument of virtue that the storms of
time can never destroy. Write your
name by kindness, love and mercy on
the hearts of the thousands you come In
contact with year by year, and you will
never be forgotten. No.-vour name.
your deeds, will be as legible on the
hearts you leave behind as the stars on
tne brow or evening. Good deeds will
shine as bright on the earth as the stars
C3FThe meanest and most contempt!
ble person on earth, not to say the most
wicked, Is one that will flatter you to
your face, and talk against you, and slur
you behind your back. Always look
out for and avoid a backbiter. He is "the
snake In the grass," the adder that blteth
the horse's heels, making his rider fall
backward." Such an one always gives
evidence of au unsanctifled heart. Tii
way to avoid this sin is not to talk about
others, unless to speak well of them, to
do them good, or to do somebody else
good by saving them from evil associa
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