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CU VIJGTOM, DECEMBER 28, 1878.
TEK MUSIC TEACBEB.
The funeral was over, her father
was buried, and Lettie Westing
honae stood in the parlor which was
to be her's so longer.
Her. .unks were already in the
hall, and ohe only waited for the
carriage which was to bear her
Lettie was not quite alone.
Walter Webster, her father's for
mar clerk, who had long made this
house his home, had etood by her in
all ber trouble, and it was to Walter
she even owed the situation as mu
sic techer ; which awaited her at
Madame De Vrai's select establish
meat for young ladies, for it had
beea filled by his own cousin, who
was leaving it to be married, and
through Walter's intercession had
eom LdedLtt as her sacces
Gladly would Walter have taken
Letty tc a home of his own; but this
she bad deel ed,* as gently, yet
rmly, that he remained as much
her faithful friend as ever.
Walter thought, and so did oth
ers,~h~t twIfe-reit ved oousih
into whose hands, as the heaviest
ceditor, all of Mr. Westinghouse's
property was shoutto pass, should
at least have ofered the daughter a
home; bat be did not, and Letty
wrse proud sad independent she
would hardly have goepted it if he
S1e wo~d pepend upon hsem
sa eryl glaLyk meeed the ',me
tion at XadamelleVrai'eantil--ah,
ietoy koght .e w -to ene 'who
had promiied tQ care for her, had
whInm eamaobmas then she would
be happ. he hadnot told Warrl
of him bokrs but as he stood be
side her now, while she took her
last frewellof her old home, and
oeos more ventured an entreaty
that at aome time, if not now, he
might hope t6 win her, she judged
it bestto let him know.
"I thank you so much, dear 'Wal
tsr," she amid, 'ba it can never be.
If I were free-I don't know--but I
ýaifj lt, •; ep agI , s o
"Then since I can not win you, I
am glad thee,is qomebody else,"
said noble-heated Walter. "He is
traveling abroad now, Ibelieve."
"Yes," said Letty.
.- Od bhare Wilttn . hite ijns-ý ."
"Yes-everything," said, Letty,
uuderatanding why Waiter hesi
.'*Then it is all right, for if he is a
trme man, he wil hasten home at
uneb to take care of you. I con
gratalate you with all my heart,
de arLettyl You will not stay at
madame's very leong"
"-Thank you; perhaps not," was
the reply, with a blush aed a smile.
A.d then, as the hack had come,
she let Walter lead her dut to it. ,
He did not cease his care then,
but went with her to the station
and found her a comfortable seat.
"Good-bye," he said, as she gave
hit her hind;'"good-bye, LIetty. If
you everidl :a-a fiehd remember
Walter. One kiss, dear sister, for
taw ; .r. Se,, r -tce will uct
e'aredor I hn beenlika ir rOther'
to you too to l6ngig.t -
He stooped and kissed her cheek
once, and then was gone, and Letty
was on her way to face the world
Three months later as Letty was
tripping up stairs to her room at
madanesa, lesson o·vei r *e day,
a seru nde hrweery ,saying
the ga .e gap w*aajt eu~l ,back
Letty glanced at the card.
It bore the name of Valentine
Her young heart gave the glad
dest bound.she had known for long
months, as she thought:
"Walter was right; he has come
back to me. Oh! how glad I am.',
And without waiting to go to hetr
room she hastened into the parlor,
and in her innocent joy, would have
thrown herself into her lover's arms,
but his chilling face and manner in,
stantly checked her, and she receiv
ed his cold kiss with a sinking heart,
"Oh, Valentine, I am sa glad!"
"Well, I am notglad," he said im
patiently. "What did you do this
148 whLt fo ".sheakced, liu ii
"Come here-disgraced ypurself
and me." - .
• es; what are fbu here but a
hred servant-a mere nobody-a
working girl? Isn't that enough,
"But I could not beg, nor starve,
nor steal What could I do?"' she
"You could have stayed with
"Valentine, he never invited me
"But no doubt he would if he had
known you wanted to. Write to
him ne, ltty, andai bi to takie
you. You can make him like you
well enough to give you a marriage
portion. aee ;ait ný . ;ýI- air,
"But we have hands to work
wit ,"she declared, eaeMl, blush
ing as she spoke.
"Bother work! I don't like work;
I must have money--and I tell you,
"Letty, if I marry against the wishes
of my folks, I'll get nothing from
"They oppose it, then?" queried
Letty, with a sparkling ey&e
"Not yet. They don't know the
change in your posltion; but, Letty,
I tell you, if they find out you are
here, a mere teacher, Ioouldn't even
get them to call on you, much. lees
receive you into the family as an
equal; I couldn't, indeed, Letty."
lIttynose to her feet and slowly
drew off her engagement ring.
She was pale, and her eyes glit
tered,but her voice was quite firms
"You need not try, Mr. Sever
ance- They vill never be called to
receive me into the family, for I will
never enter it. Here, I return you
this ring. I may be a teacher, but I
am honored apd respected here,
and a thousand times happier than
I could ever be as your wife, no*
that I really know your nature."
"Well, I-I'm very sorry, you
know, Letty," stammered Valentine
shame.faced1~ but taking. the .ipg;
I wish this had not happened, but I
perei. t in this"
"I shall persiat I tll you, Mr.
Severance, I am honored and happy
here, and I shall'stag here; that is
all. You wanted your release and
now you have it, and I am glad I
know you before it is too late
Farewell, Mr. Severance, now and'
She turned and swept " prondly
out of the room, leaving him with,
the ring in his hand, in doubt,
whether to call her back or let her
go; but selfishness triumphed.
He could not marry a poor girl,
and so he left Letty Westinghouse
to fight the wrad almne; 'wh}l he
went backtoo finish his travels.
Two years later Mr. Valentine
Severance camedhome again, heavily
in debt; and not having forgotten
Letty quite as entirely as- he could
have wishes, for he did care as
much forher as he could for anyone
It was too hot to stay in the city,
and in three days he went down in
the country with a party of friends.
The morning after their arrival,
as he tood with two of his compan
ions, a lady and gentleman passed
them, and something made Valen
tine turn and look after her.
"Who isthat?" he asked.
"The greatest eatch of the sek
son," said one of his friends. "She
came after we did last night. That
is Miss Westinghouse, the great
Westinghousel I knew a Miss
Westinghouse once, but she was not
"Was she the daughter of the
wholesale, merchant who died in
London two or 'tree yeas ago?"
"Yes, she was." .
"It is the smiie dv, then. If you
remember, her father's property all
wenst4o: seeqDnd e._l9in, wlpt di
not offer to do anything for the girl
until he found oat what -iknd .d
stuff she was. She went off some
awhp g,,ag. hgl't hs?4tedE
for a year, all the while keeping an
eyeon.her; and.then heaent to her
and told her that b .had already
settled half her father's property on
her, and that he was alone and lone
ly, mand if she would come ant8 live
with him and be his daughter, he
would make a will giving her allber
father's property, and his own add
ed to it. She went, of course; and
people yi they.·le atack- bttaded
to each other. It's a fortune worth
having, I tell you!"
"I should think so:" said VYlei-'
tine, wondering what lucky chance
had brought him in her path so
promptly, and if it were quite too
No it could not be.
She'had cared for him once; of
course she would take l4ipn b~ak..
And so he watched i1r Letty's re
turn from her ramble, and when she
came near with berescort, he sprang
to miet her, with eager hand.
"Miss Wqstinghousq! Letty, is,
it possibl? Do you remember me?"
She accepted his hand with a
smile, sqvieg, easily:
"Mr. Severance! Oh, yes, Ir re
.nbmber you well, and am glad to
meet you. But I am not eiss Wes
fnghou.-.fiof lo.~g--ft't/ 'iWeb
ster since the day,,before yesterday;
This is my husband. Walter, dear,
let me int.-odcce an old friend-1 r.
Walter steppedtbrwd sand Val
entine bowed to Letty's husband, of
whom she wp ¢o proud, and wept
his way, madder and wiser, and wish
ing he had been a better man, and
thus not lost what Wailter had won
when it might so easily have been
his, hai he been true to his early
TBUSTING A BOY.
During a session of the Episcopal
Convention in Boston, the Bishop
of Louisiana, in crossing the Com
mon, met a boy irhose -sfti ie"'fan
cied, and, calling to him, asked if-he
had anything to do just then, to
which he said no.. "Areyouia good
boy?" The little fellow scratched
his head and replied: 'nam not a
very good boy. I cuss a little some
times." This candid answer in
spired the Bishop with confidence,
and' he then said, after giving his
name and address: "I want you to
go to a certain place and get a bun
die for me, and bring it to my hotel
There will be a charge bf eight dol
lars; here is the money to pay. it,
and a half dollar which you will
keep for doing the errand.'. On his
return to the, hotel the Bishop's
friends laughedat him for his cred
ulity, telling him that he would
never see the boy or the bundle or
the money again; but in half an hour
the young chap returned, bringing
the bundle and a receipted bill for
eight dollars and a half, the Bishop
having nia~ i'slight mistalk aitto
the amount due. "How did you
manage to pay the extra halfdol
lar?tba inquired. "I took' the
money you gave me for the job. I
knew youqd' ~idae idri4t ii" And
"all right" it was made, and no
doubt the confidence that was re
poed: in that boy, bectis6 of his
truthfulness, will do him good as
long as.e lives.
"Trob, , abb thrcb. Never
sleeping, but often tired, loaded
with care, chilled by despair, bleed
ing. with iganda.oftew.ingis i
those who dq not understapd it ",r
burdened- 'ridth iafieTn, it must
beat on for a life timne; Nothing
finds a loegpeat in its chambers
that does not add to its labors.
Every thought thattbhe:miad gen
erates steps upon the Ibeart before
it wingi A way into tii outer world.
The'memoris of dead loved eai
arn mo.utaiiis of weight upon its
sensitiveness; the anxieties of the
soul strean~ to the heart and -Apnk
themseves: up6d it, a~a the early
snowdrifts.oer the tenderT plant;
love, if it loves, fires it with feverish
warmth and makes it the more sen
sitive; hate, if it hates, beats it to
deperaation and lill' t l`with eon
flicts. Still. jt ,workso. ., When
slumber closes the eyelids the heart
is beating-~heating beneath all its
burdens; it works while we sleep;
it works while * play; it aches
when we laugh. Do. not.unneces
sarily woubtait;'di nbt a'd to its
,bleeig r*rai 3je k a -kind
word to cheer it; warm it when it is
oold; encourage it when it despairs.
The truest end of life is to know
the life that never ends.
[Detroit ree Pnrii) -
A newsboy with tbror
morningapars under arm c
ed into- , W qodwT*
store -yesier.a .y
"Kin you telf me the price of a
woman's gold watch-oat d- tn
kind as winds up..by ttigr .tp t .
knob?" . j?
"You mean a stem windW....4w
swered the clerk; "you en. .
pretty good one for about say4A&.
"Jist sixt' . . :.."
"Yes." . . )
-"And how much for a diamo..
pin--one most as big as a bea."
"Well, about $ 300 .. * " C
"Three hundredll take .. Mw
theyf -. -.
"Thanks," sajd the. b a.ke oA .
back to t1~ wa.i.q~
cil on the mnargin of o f ofs
"Three hundred or the p r3a
sixty more Sot. the wa 1E1hld
three hunud;d and hsitye 'b sed
my Santra-Clans presents .maine d
and paw, dad. 'e. get .i mesq
cents on hand, and two wed*, i
to work in. Tere's your *org
1. .... ' . -, 1" ffu 0
SOME USEFUVL 'IFOW &TWir
Onw thousnnd lathe iS tvgWSt
seventy yards of gas , g ga
pounds of npilAwUl.p,4) jCh~,eW .i
4,cordtof stgue, ,hquMSIpal.
lime and a cubic yard of mand will
bui wno t ,nd deteJ al : A
Eigl beabah ogubitigt .lS a
teenr busheils of .etaaft nd~c b
of hair wiUl'makelrgen kti.ggot&'it
tar to plaster one bagndeaeigUltho
One thousand shingle, laid fod
inches to the wpathbefr
one iundred feet of
fire pounds 4of5 >t2 T
fasten themp oi. •
One-.th more sidiW .'4Io4_
ing is nededtleaq thy,
square feet of surface to l tha iia, l
be ea.s of tie lapin .li. i- i
mat..ing - ti -- ,oo. " ctplq erm
wtise ourseiof btidk wgym .qyr
foot, in heiggh4t 41 a.4pisgm 4
bricks in a eoume' will.a h n em * S!il
four inches wideks twtheshialMr
long, onis eight briskn in . semasa
will nLake. See eigLhk.inhs
and sixteen inches long.
~-r C it. ! 1r .tn'tf 11!
S. t.. 7fi , oto
Oroup eas bearedin.uasmmaslr
ute, and the seId e isi- h*op * i
and sugar. .ThewJ i*dsausgm
the cd is;to emlhhi *e
about a teaspoonful a.-*
with twice its-quantity of sugar, to
asqickl as g1e'AttW its
stantureiniurelrfw is fliw ihf
,Tle reasaonva; .asi r
instaac e of bespis goqiwmg6g
tipmes.is the tottldecaWt,4,
virtue., We .q boke .lib i
slanai psrties, .aqt c1 sist "00
wit* on , J S
ratI r to lite 'for th bd b f
wkoie .eomauit i t ad