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of fitter's t)rug Biors, Aahland, OhU
Gold aad Steal Pen a, and a ahoJee larlely
ef Jeieliy hapa aoastaatly en hind
Hlf it pilse paid for old OollUn BUrsr.
Repairing Ions to srdar, ea reaseaabls
J , ... --. J I- l 1 1 BJlFTTTTi .1 " ' - ' ... ' ' ..ill.
i j... .Y.Uiii.JAV .'J -.7
tiie E9(uinii:Eii8 isyont.
"Goipgnp to nitihvF'" -8 i
mow quickiv a nim uiicnTer tna
friendly outlines of a familiar faoe, eten
auidat the oonl'utioti -aodiluniult oi a
crowded railway depot I I had fanoied
mjielf uorooovniisd, u I leaned aiiaiost
the arcbed brick doorway aeaily ahroud4
in badowt. vatebiBR the burned, auxioua-l
faee that came and eot uoder the slit'
terfpt BH licbti: tet brre raa Carewa l
band on mj almulder, and Uarew s gpnul
onntBooe looking into mine.. ' Wabad
been elosc friends and allies tn years
ago;' when he bad been timduotor and I
eneioeer on the wipe traifli . Tempted
by a more liberal otter, 1 had lcit my
P"st on tbo "Lady Franklin'! and under
taken the supervision of a large machine
shop ; yet I still retained a pleasant recol
lection of my railway days, and to niht,
M I stood oo the ft familiar ' ground,
with (he well known", sights and sounds
around me, and the "Lady" .f liding out
of ht(Mflce,$f shelter with burnlibed
headlight, I almost wished myself back
again in my old poat. -..' Jf
"Yrs, 1 thought I should. How's the
old 'Ludjf ;Hd1d" ber own pretty well 7''
"Calter.nhon nne new ones a deal I
said tl.S.oei.duotorjnlhusiasiically yiew
in ii therey throated monster as she
puffcd-andjitoaned, ran backward a few
stefs, an j jbita. darted forward, in a man
ner enigmatical to any but our initiated
selres.. V ::; !-'. ! , .
"She looks as trim as a eitv belle." 5
"Yes; MoLeod keens her well op. ' I
ssy, Frank, 01 cLeod s wiia isgoiog through
to-niEht.A ' 2 i i
L kacw he wss lookini olnsely at me,
scrutinizing my countenance j but I man
aged with sn effort to ay, quite careless
ly and.uneoneernedly t "It she?"
Carew had known all about the' onee
disastrous love affair" of , my youth , he
knew perfectly well that pretty Inabcl
Martin bad stindenly turned round and
o ariiid John MrLeod pfjor tncuuiauinp;
niy suit lor .nearly a yinr ; and he also
knew low sensitive I at ill was on the sub
ject. 1 had nr t blamed I&.bel so much as
siato ought nSTe been dwpmea to do;
ehs-Wa very youni;, and entirely ander
tle iiifluencr of In rfa'her, wiih ,wh..m
McLecd waa a treat lavoiite. Hut nne
lie Wa I had recited a great and endu
li e theck. . n v
;Tiot hltle leal)," saiJ Carjw 'as he
resehed op lo turn down a lour gi t of gas
that threatened In crack the glass globs
1 rather think she has got pretty-well
sick of MacLeod by this time.". .
VI,j J Does he ill-treat her ?" , ,
'Well, I don't suppose lie either loeVs
hrr up i n bread and wlter, or beata her;
I ut 1 do aiipprfw that in ever othery par
licu'or in whioh a man can neglect or ill
tieatawoniau aha is neglected and ill
treated." . '
' The old brute I'' I mu'tercd, between
my teeth. " ' '
"Fell I shall see you again." said
Carew. vanUhinu into the crowd with a
inuous ease and swillnrsa peculiar, I be
lieve, to Ihe race of conductors.
It was atenipettuous nitht in Maroh
ibe wind was howling and shrieking like
sn Infuriated demon, and the rain beating
a stormy lugoe on the depot roof, aa I ad
vanced to help a woman in, who carried a
"Ezoune me, madam, but that is too
hesvy for you to lift I"
She looked up to thank, me, bat the
words died on her lips as her eyes met
miue. It wsa Isabel MacLeod, the lost
love whom I still cher'shtd In my heart
ol hearts, end tbo wife of the engineer oo
tbe Night Express. I was the trst to re
cover my composure ; for this, be it re
membered, wss the first time we had met
since her marriage, more than three years
biforo. , ..--. ; .
- '-Jiere is a vacant seat, Isabel ; do you
wish to sit so near the stove V
ul makes no difference," said Isabol,
hurriedly. "I am very touch obliged (o
you, Nr. Alwnter., .. : . .; n,
"Bow does it happen that you are go
ing thtrtgh suoh a itonry night 7" I
skked, unmindlul of. her evident anxiety
to be left alone. - ..-.;.:
"1 do not know myself, exoept that
John wishes it."
Still I lingered. "Is there anything
more I can can do for you, Isabel V . .
There was no answer., I stooped ay
beads little lower. -
"Isabel, art you crying!,. What hu
grieved you f Jaubel ta)) me w)iat fh
trouble is? -, : .
"Nothing nothing," sheiobbed behind
her veil. . "Only I bed not seen you in
so long a time,- and it wis i)te the old
days onoe morej and soi) I sm. very
foolish. Plcsse leave nie now, won't you t"
I obeyed her, ponied, and indignant.
Carew was right A happy wife does not
burst put crying when she meets ths
the Iricodsot brrgir'hocd ;s hippy wilt's
loop is I sr. far different Iron that pals.
Irighlencdfaee . felt strongly inclined
(o .o itraifchl opt to Johp $ scLeod's post
up the V)dy Franjiliii', and sduiinistera
iuniniarhra)ipg ijieo S)iid ihera. v-'..
.iut Igifikid my riling ohpler. gnd
content! d usrU in'fd with a Msurely
laonle thri.ugh the trafn, now nnder full
piOtinn. ' Jt was very pleuupt to Jud my.
eell tace again pn tlieo'd fanilr ground
The bmkemea all had a word oi reipeet
ul gtMtipg for mat the; baggage master
iiiiutid v. enicoppji g me in the sipi;ls
slip pi sir which graced bis ear, shile he
liilftplf sat pa a pile of trunks snd atked
iiort flSfitions tbin 1 could have ens
jireij lo.a week J the Express Agent ia
lusd from bia dea and demanded to know
"where Ui been larking all tkia lime,"
THE tNION,,IT MUST AND SHALL
--, ! .. .. ..... ;
and even the newsboys grinned aa they
slid past and aecosted me with "How d'ye
jJfc.SIr, A4nater ' ttCi
I tJ3t alLal etfoaiur trainsiaakened he
motion, moved m. .re slowly still, and came
to a dead stand still. 1 knew we were
an express that stopped but twioe before
we reached our nnal destination, and this
lonely, pipe-barren was certainly neither
f Wetopprng wlseae; i aIhXu- ,
"VV hat is it, Carew 7" I asked, swine
ing myself oa to tbe ground where the
oonduotor stood with hie lantern in band
locking under a car. .
i "Only a journal box heated. Confound
that Warren I what made him report 'all
ound' with such a worn box as thst 7
These patent boxes are continually get.
ting hot to tbe shortest runs, and ain t
fit for expresses at all." -
"We can cool it in fifteen minutes, sir,"
said ona of the -brakemen, who had his
tow and water all ready ' for packing it
"Fifteen minutes! and we just running
on time with the Lightning to catoh us
"It's toft tad to got in behind the
Lightning train," I said
"Worse for me than MacLead; for
though. Wsrron's to blame, I catch the
curses. Well, Truefit, do the best you
In spite of Truefit'r sanguine prophecy,
it was full twenty five minutes be (ore we
were again under way. I had gone, back
to Isabel MoLeod, whose dilated blue eyes
were u'anoing from one to another in the
apprehensive agony ol terror that no one
but a nervous woman ean fully appreci
"Frank Mr. Atwater 1 do tell me what
is the matter 1" . - ,
''Only a 'hot box' there is no occa
sion for uneasiness." . i. A
"Upon your sscred bonor-7"
"Upon my sacred honor. Why, Isabel
how frightened yon are 1 I ean sco you
'tremblo, eveu here. What is the matter,
"Sit down and I will tell yon," she
said, hurriedly, motioning me to a vacant
seU dircellyJhack of her. "I know it ia
a piece of mad folly a a delusion ; hn
I mutt tell soroobody, or 1 shall go mad 1
I rat down, leaning with wf elbows on
the top of tlin seat alio occupied, so thtt
my laoe Dearly touched ber heavy black
"First, promise never to tell Aim
John." . . -
'I promise." - -
"Weil, then," she went on, spesking in
k husky, nervous whisper, '.'he is very pe
culiarfall of the strangest faneies
When 1 first married him I thought it
wss superstition merely now"
Che paused. " '
"Well, now 7" I questioned.
"Now, I do not know what to think.
Oh, Mr. Atwater, I ought not to say ao,
know, bot I am the most mfserable
creature in the world 1"
' Isabel I .
"I am I He threatens sometimes- to
shut ma up in msd house, and perhaps
I should be happier there then bo subject
to bis whims ana cruelties, wny ao
you suppose he brought me here to-night?'
"I sm sure 1 ao not Know."
"He told me," she whispered, clsaping
her hands tightly . together as sho spoke,
"that wc ware coming to our deaih to
night, and we must come together I Oh,
Frank, what do you suppoae he means?"
"Only to terrify you,'1 1 said soothingly'.
"He is a bundle of old 8ootob supersti
tions, sud always waa."
"And, Frank, once when I thought I
hiard footstepi elose behind us, and
turned my head to see, he jerked Uy arm
and told me not to look that oh, Mr
Afwater, it makes my blodd rpi cold now
that it was Death walking at our side 1"
f'But,sbel, surely you will not allow
yourself to be influenced by such folly aa
"I told )ou it wu folly," eke answered,
dejectedly; but" ;r , , -l!-:
A hand was laid on my arm at this mo
tneni the hand of Carew, the oonduotor
"Frank, look here, I wan', to peik to
you," 1)8 said hurriedly. "Come here
out oa tbe.ptatldrtn.'t. lill'J i. i ! '
I followed him out' into the stormy
dsrkness of the march night, where bis
lantern, gleimed like e sullen, shifting
eye. V - 11 f ':'
"What is it T Anything wrong P
"Yes, end no Of course you know
we're nearly balf aa hour behind time,
with not quite thirty mibutes Between Pi
nA IK. f .inktntnn
'WII, that old fool MacLeod bu tam
ed crasty, and says if we don I rue eat on
the side track at 8peedsville, the next
station, and wait for the Lightning to
pass, he 11 not be aoawarablo for the con
"Who wants him to be answerable 7"
f demanded,; with considerable .acerbity,
eot to ray disdain.- , .
j "Well, be says it's a bad pigbt, track
slippery, and all that sort of thing i and I
suppose, its .all very , true.-flue yoa
knoVihVLVVFrseklie'ef old.) Sb'Jt
keep'the rhlrty-nrfhutee between us 4od
t)e Lightning, won t. she r
! should eiy there wu no kind at
dcubt u to lhai.ii AloV yotv going to
fake up that lost lime J".ja u.-..t .w i,
, '(That's Just Ihe trouble. '-'That track:
brained old Bootoh fool wants te stop aid
lose another half boar which we man just
ai wall gain,,, and rue .into to, U , on
time, u to tome' trailing alone behind the
Lightning.' But MacLeod refuses to ran
her oleee ( consent ta eui eoodWonsJ.
V W u. .-L. .1 1J .T J I
t-i. u tn 1
. "I'll do it with ell the pleasure in life."
:. Carew'a face brightened at once
"What a lucky thing it ia von obaooed
to be on the Iram ?' be said., "I should
baie been entirely at Mao's 'mercy if of
hadn't been for you. ' Come on ) there's
no time to be lost;" r , . -
I followed him "ttsiDeh the lor.g train
to the engine, ewl-etVed thtt little in.
closed compartment where MoLeod sat
among bis screws and valves and dials,
nice some magioian ol old surrounded by
the abstruse implements of his art. How
like home this tiny plsoe appesred to me I
it seemea a (most ss il tbe "Ltdy frank-1
lin" shot more swiftly over tbe track u I
stepped upon ber. MacLoed inclined
his need stiffly in answer to my greeting,
fie was a tall, spare Scotchman, with
deep-set blue eyes, thatched with "shsg
gy brows, snd hair already thickly sprin
kled with grsy, thonzh he could sosreely
hsve been more tlfsn forty years of age.
His face was cold and repulsive, and his
mqnner forbidding in the extremist de
gree. Moreover, be bsd a wsy exceed
ingly unplessant to the spectator, of con
tinually looking over his shoulder with a
sort of spasmodic motion, as if be had
suddenly seen or heard something close
behind him. Ae I threw myself down,
beside him he instantly pointed to-the
place beyond. ' . .
"Bit there, if you please, Mr. A twater."
,. I wondered, but complied, and Carew
spoke pleasantly. . '. , , ,i
"Well, MacLeod, shall.we put on steam
and drive her ahead ?"
"No, Mr. Carew," said the 8ootchman,
coldly and firmly. "Either ws ruu out
on the aide track three miles ahead, as I
hare explained, or I leave the engine."
"But why era you so determined ?" I
"I don't conceive it my .business to an
swer any of ydur questions, Francis At
water' said MaoLeod, "but 1 have no
objeotion to gratify your ourioeity. I am
ao 'determined' because I see farther then
y a or Mr. Carew here, and I see danger
' "How T and where?
"You a prseticai engineer, and ask me
where is danger on' such a night as this,
with tbe 'Lightning Express' -close behind
and we twenty fit mlautce altar our time?
Boys, do yoa know that we are responsi
ble not only for Atwater and Carew snd
John MacLeod, but for all tbepasenirers
on this trsin t Do want the sin of
murder on your souls ?"
He spoke io a sharp voioe that wu al
most a scream.
"That ia not the question," said Carew.
''and all nonsense besides Isn't the light
hung out behind, and can't you tell when
wu are gaining or losing time 7 Onoe lor
all, will you or will you not do your best
to gain time and keep ahead of the 'Light-
"No; I will not t". ho answered, sul
lenly. - - '
"Very well, here is a substitute that
will. Make room Tor Mr. Atwater !"
"Ho can do u be plesses," said Mac
Leod, stiffly, rising to yield me his plsce.
' I wash my hands ia the whole thing,
now and hereafter. : Bear witness, Carew
snd Atwater, thst I protest ggainst this
rash and foolish thing 1"
- Not a word more did he utter, but sat
down silent and rigid as a galvanised
corpse, watching me with his deep ' set
eyas nntil the very consciousness oi thst
steady surveillsnee made me uncomforta
ble. - Uuoomfortable, but not nervous. I
never io the whole coarse of my life wu
more entirely in possession of sli my fo
uities, or more composed than at that mo
ment, u I uieobaoiostly exatnioed screws
and valves and satisfied myself as to the
correctness of every detail. All wss
right ; MaoLeod wu a good engineer il
not an agreeable companion.
"Now then, my 'Lady,' " I said to my
self, we'll see if yon keep np all jour oil
pluck I". . . -
I turned to give soma directions to the
firemen, and when 1 wu about to sit doirn
Mm Lend aeixed my arm. ; '- ' i.
J "Not there I I toll vow aot there I"
"And why .not there?". I demanded,
with a momentary tear erosatng my mind
that ths inau was deranged. ' - ' "
"Because another already ooeupies- the
place," be eried in the alirill, shrieking
voice ne otteo used When much excited
"Death ia a naasenirer on thia train witk
na, and death site there ghastly tod still I
rto meow yoa aooteee mur bat sec
ond sight is a gilt in the family I came
from, and see him. I would have ward
ed off hie fell errand, bat vou yoo and
that eursed Carew wouldn't let me, Now
go your own msd, reckless way, and see
where U will bring yoa. And remember,
Frank Atwater, that it i not your own
worthless life that bangs in tbe balance,
but tne uvea oi m on tnti train."
1 Argument with a man In this excited
frame of mind would have been bat folly.
I sal down without word, smilina io
spite of myselft knd resumed my intent
supervision of Ihe ensue-while MaoLacd
eat silerjtiy by with folded arms." :
1 .Neva did ibe-'fLsdy franklin'' show
flnei tpett'e than on that night. The ma
chinery was peifeoi, tbe crank, well oiled,
tbe heat stesat .eoa intense, The fireman-worked
io eaeoert with pe, fully
eoesoNhendini y -intentions, and ihe
"Lady" inshed over lie nils like living,
bTealuing thing.- t r,..,.vv..
"How are yoa getting along. Frank 7"
uked Carew, 'coming forward with ble
laotera, u we .left our Irat stopping place.
if uat epienoiaiy l J answerea, . c, '. ,.:
H have lost telegraphed, back to 8cid-
town; we have gained fire cnioatee on
he Jljbtniog' already."
c' ' ? r i "el , i
APRIL 24. 1867.
"I thooeht we were eainine." I re-
pliod, quietly.. But I wss very muoh ex-
oited. Tbe idea of pressing this msgnifi-
bent piece ef machinery to her utmost I
speed ; of eluding the lightning pursuit
or tbe express train which followed pur -saed
us ; of identifying my own nerves
and sinews with the iron and steel of the
"Lady Franklin," was exciting in itself;
nor had MacLeod's wild talk be entirely
without effoct on me, I wu not supersti
tious; but wc all know the mesmerio ef
fect which tbo strong belief of another
person, bowever ill founded that belief
may be, invariably exerts on the mind.
That MaoLeod firmly believed that he and
I were not alone in this littlo glazed com
partment l entertsined no doubt, and his
horror reaoted upon me. baseless tboucht
I knew it to be. '
"I wish we were at B- "I thought,
'caning my elbows on the wood work and
gai'iDg out into the stormy night, athwart
which oar huge head-light as it rushed
along, At that instant my shoulder was
"Atwater," eaid MacLeod, in a hutky,
unnatural roioe, "if yea have any prayers
tossy, esy them now. Death is very
near to you I'' ;
A oold ohill ran through me.
"I am always prepared to meet death.
I answered, trying to speak composedly."
"Death I yes, but not tleatb by suidide.
7ou will be a suioide, Frances Atwater ;
nor do I wish longer to interfere,. Tbe
hour of grace is past."
"Ob, MaoLeod 1 don't talk nonsense.
Go back in the baggage car and sleep tbe
"Liquor 7 Yoa .think I'm drank. Yoa
think I'm mad. Yoa take me to be su
perstitious. I beard- yon I heard you
talking to her. Yon best keen dear of
her, young'man. You seo this, eh 7" and
be drew a huge knife, frm his bosom,
"Yoa, I r-se it," I answered lavintr mv
band on tbe brake, as if could use it for
-minims loouia nave eiienoed yoa
long ago, and saved the victims yoa are
sacrificing. Bat I prefer not. What is to
be is to be; u well might 1 attempt to
stem the current of the Mississippi with
a straw ss to check the tide of Fate with
my feeble band ! Only I would warn you
to esy a word or two of prayer before the
fatal moment comes."
My heart seemed to stand still with
J ll 1H V ....
oeauij terror, was i inaeea shut up In
this narrow spot with a maniac? Would
I be murdered before I could call for
help 7 But I remembered that in cool-
now and prosence of mind lay - my only
chanoe or safety, and resolved to abide
tbe result. We were now putting on
brakes for our second snd last pluoa ore
wereaohed B . MacLeod sprang out
upon tho platform u we stopped, and
went into a bar room adjoining the eta
tion. I went back and sp.ke to or.e of
the brakesmen, an athuitio Maine man.
with sienws and sinews of iron, snd the
stature of a giant,
"Jim," I said iu a low tone of voioe
his name was Jim Torrance "1 want you
to keep your eye on MacLeod, and , come
oo the locomotive with me, He talks
and acts very strangely to-night; and he
may attempt some violence.
"I stw him drow out that outlandish
knife of bis, sir, a minute or two ago,"
asid Jim, shrewdly. I could easily jerk
it away from, him when we're movie'
again." - - '
"No, I do not with you to use forco of
sny kind unleu it is absolutely necessary.
I think he is harmless, but it ii just as
well to keep-a little watch over him."
- "liesqaeer'Mid Jim. 1 11 have an ere
oo him." .
Once more after a ten minutes' atop the
little signal bell sounded "Oo ahead 1"
tbe brake moved noisily, and the wheels
began to revolve. MaoLeod bad not re
lumed to bie place by my aide, and I be
flan heartily to hope that he designed to
favor me with no- more of his society. I
wu overjoyed to feel this, end in much
lightei spirits tbsn usual I let on steam
and wu soon uoiug at a rapid rate. Three
or four hundred yards from the depot the
rosd ran through a deep out, end just be-
Jond it wm a corresponding "fill1" or em
aokment about ten feet btgh. The en
gineers, tbat Is the "surveyors," as we
mechanical engineers insist, half sneer
ingly, in calling them, had with very bad
taste made a "compound ourve" here, so
tbat besoae entering tho ""out" I could see
nothing in it, and when I was in tbe "eat"
I oould see nothing beyond it 8o, of
course, we had to go through with whis
tle b'owingsnd oiually at a alow gait.
Bui feeling ia good spirits aj MacLeod's
sbsenee, the prospect of a good ton, hav
ing the "Lady" in One condition, with
t hb train we we.e to meet reported "all
right" and the traok clear, I "lot the dngs
loose," opened valval, dashed through tbe
tut, ana .- -s- - . -1
Very, very nearly Into eternity I Dan
ger ia said to be very fascinating ; It is
artieukuly so whea you see it coming,
lave time to rtOeot npon it, and plan and
execute a rescue or what you hops lo
prove so. I mw it plainly Ibis nibt, the
rail half leooved, the figure ol tbe mad
man itill. bout on lis hellitb work. I saw
him u be OQmpletsd.lt,. mw him. shake
bia ftatuvagely at me snd jump uide to
watch tb. I'aughte.r. he bsd plotted. I
wu not a second in sounding "down
brakes,'' not an instant la reversing (be
engine, but nothing eould have saved that
train except the madman'e "lack of meth
od," or want of the skill of the dopised
surveyors. : Por want of this knowledge,
perhaps for want of time, MaoLeod bsd
removed bat .one rail, and that tbe inside
one of tbe e'rvt. knew if oould check
the "Lady's", sneed she Would not loare
the track, as the ouleide rail ia the one
whiob" guides the train on a carve, and
this wis impact. Jim Torrance bad come
on the train with me, and I turned to toll
him to jump tor bis lite whea I saw luni
standing upright in the center of the ten-
J . 1 .1 . r . 3 1
uer. uroBDioa a auen diock 01 wooa. ana
Us eyes gleaming like coals. - It
time 'to 100c alter nis saiety ; 1 saw mm
hurl the stick of wood at MacLeod as lie
ran down tbe embankment, aid the text
minute we struck the ground and plunged
into the break.
My calculations had been correct. ' Jolt,
ing violently over several cross tics, shat
tering "cowcatoher" and ' headlight,"
mashing the baggage and first pas9euger
cars; throwing Jim Torrance with crest
violence from the tender on to the loco
motive, leaving him senseless by the
shock, and nearly throwing me on to tbe
boiler, the "Lady ' struck and stopped
without lesving the track, except upon
the aide where MacLeod bad removed
the rail. We were disabled for the time,
with nobody hurt but Jim seriously in
Exoept MaoLeod. Jim j a m had been
too true, and the block of wood hurled
with all his force, gaining additional re
loony from that of the train, and struck
MacLeod as he ran and felled him sense
less the foot is, u we soon found, dead.
Tbe billet bad struck him snd killed him.
Jim Torrance wu never tried for it on
earth ; poor fellow, be's gone since, and I
doa t much thiuk they recorded any ver
diot agaioat him in Heaven.
After Jim was taken care of, the Ian
turns were put out ahead and behind us to
warn approaching traina, and the diablcd
train wu gone through to see after the
wounded. John MaoLeod a oorpse wu
taken up and carried back to the station
which ho had just left. , ,
"Frank," eaid Carw, hn matters
were slightly settled aga'n, "vrho is to
tell this story to Mac's wife 7" 1
"She does not suspect auytbing that
is, she don't know how it occurred."
"She knows there hss been sn accident,
but she doea not know that Mao was
thrown out of the locomotive aud is ths
only.one killed." . -
Good ! Even Carew himself did not
euspeot how MacLeod had been felled by
Torrance's blow and killed
''J will tell her," I etid, determined
tbat she should never know his crime,
nor learn bow be had been suddenly and
Her grief was terrible to witness. She
ley on my shoulder snd sobbed half ihe
night away, but It was less from love ol
the man who had always been cruel to
ber than from her woman's nervousness.
At-lhe inquest,. next day, when sho iden
tified his body and told the itory of bis
misanthropy and superstition lo the jury
she was more collected end surprised me
her calmness. . The jury thouuht its
oourse iu the -matter plain sailing no
suspicion of the man's orime arose ; Tor
rince and myself were not examined ; we
kept our secret to ourselves, and the jury
brodght'in a verdict of "Death by arei
dent." They knew nothing of his chief
incentive to the crime the chief came
of bis death jealously.
I have told the story of my midnight
trip on the "Lady Franklin." Ii it nec
essary to tell any more 7 Sudden transi
tions from death scenes to marriage cere
uiouiea are alwa;s U offensive in the tel
ling u in the hearing t and therelore I
think it nseleu as well as in bad lute to
wute further words in saying that juit
one year end a half after the fatal acci
dont I took Isabel home as my wife, and
tbat ever sinoe, by God's help, I've made
ber a happy wife, and repaired the wrongs
of ber youth by being a good and kind
husband to her. ' "
COBSUnPTIOH CU&aBLK BY SK
BCEESCE'S lECIClNES. ..
To Oure Consumption, the syitem must be
prepared so that the lunge will hjat. To ao
oompliah this, the liver and etomseh must
first be eleanaed and an appetite created lor
good wholesome food, whiob, by these aaedl
oinea will be digested properly, and good
hemlthjr blood made; thus building np the
oonsiiWion, SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE
PILLS cle&tie the stomach of all bilious or
mueooB accumalatlons ) aad, by aaing the Be
Weed Tonis in oonneotlon, the appetite iare-
8CHENCK B rULMOMO 8YRPP iinutrl
oioui aa welt u modioinal, and, by ulng- the
mree remedial, an imp uri ilea are expelled
from the system, and good, wholeioaae blood
made whtoawili repel all diiease. I t
tients will take theae vrdieinea aooordlng te
directions, Consumption very trequently in
Its last stag yields readily te their action w.
Teke the pilli frequently, to cleanse the liver
aad stomach. Il don net follow that because
the bowels are not costive they are aot reqnir-
ei. lor sometimes in atanncea they are neces
sary. Thestomaeh must be kept hialthy,
and an appetite created t allow the Pulmonic
Syrup to aot on the respiratory orga prop
erly and allay any Irrl.atloa. . Then ell that
Is required to perrorm a permanent cure is,
to prevent taking old. Eaeretre abent the
rooms as moot as poslble, .est all the tiolieal
fold fit meat, game, and. in faot, anything
th appetite nvu bat be particular and
masuoaie watt, , ,.- -
ttARRV. E. aujiFrER, -.
ATTORNEt AND COtTNSEUOR AT' LAV
LoudonVUle, Oblo, will attend te all bulneel
pertainina- to nis rroieasioa. tomneei givi
In either the EDgllsh.or Oerman lanKuage.
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1 a 0 tics:
NOTIC 8 la hereby given that ths under
aiirned have been duly appointed end
Sualllleil as Electors of the Rotate nf Baranel
. Houatoa, dea'd, late of Green lowmhlp.
on rur. ' i - 11. 80
IBuineHordt,iiliiiei n lui.tii
yut, , . .-- r I .
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andertktbtftd oi SpocUlNoUot , and l)onb
40 peroLlddltiotitk bT.
7Jafl puilikhed seat to any address en re
ceipt - 01 price, , Itnohera uipplis al the
Ubue! discount-. '-- -
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Girls get a house it your owa--KWaoeg
. auauaorue ny luciter t
l'U keier forget tUe dear Mry---eong
, t -
iJyr - fciw eyeet Jakala''Bii).Wst.g
Uulder , ... , ,
Oh Annie come btct long and thoru
Tuoker- . - -.. - - ? -:.' TS'it? -'''
Told lu tke twilight 0Bgaadci4reby
tinny -. -, i-t ,
Lou i marry a roam, ne rinaa irng . bv
I'll mtrry no Bin that drinks, reply to '
thaatbsve -i. : '-t '" J fci7'-..'W- '
Tlfltilirm fnrm .if mv drAftbia . Litkl
long by Danki "i .' ;. ,. 7 flrf
When we marched to the relief tie irum
.... u. iiii... f ..'A jl erf.
Oa come 10 mo thea when daylight tele!
song by Kaasfora : ? .. -. -5 -1 av
Nearest and dearest, (Llthjeong ty. J.'" ,
. ; It Thomas .'"..'' ' W
One me honest fricada and in' mi
by TuckT : M
Do rot heed her warning, reply 10 gip- " -
sies warning aoug ty Tucker '. .'10
Jenny wu llvei In tho dsllj song- ,
K Thomaa . - . v J : v I le.
Softly oe'r Ihe lippling wa'ers seag by. t.
JROhomaa, with beiulirul Lithe- - ,
graph of tbe Author " ' ' ' 4ff
Belbj iu diataut lands long by Inokev III
ihe tight ttep polka .by fransit-H
Morning light Ehottisehe by Beadet " 10
Bunliglu polka - by Mrs Parkhnrst1 '"'V 4af
Bai jo gallop by Mis Farkhurat i-Je SO
Somethng pretty Masurka bj Airs ,
l'arkhura . . -,- . .- i'II
Beware, quartette words by Loogfellow , M
. I. 1 ' - ' V- 0 ! At
rreuy noeaiioe song a uvhihis. ,
I'm iclad fathcr'a come, sang ' . ., '. '.' -10
Mollies weloome to Pat Malony ',, ,s a 40
Her hrt is all my own by Hell . .,-,!('
The cct beside the mill long byCaltoa td
Swinging round Ihe oirela - Qf
Vou nau'Aty, naughty soaa song la I .
the Black Crook .. .-..;. -kl
Now I lay me down to sleep song aad, , -
chorus by Walbridge .'' ' Itf
Blue eyca or black song by t Baker ;J'tS
Stare of ths Summer night, quartette '.' ' 0
Coining ooming by snd by SPngby Gav
Lriel . . v, 40
We'll go with Grant again song and she:., .
rus oy rucaer .1 "av
Halt boya halt song aad eherna by 4
Mo.Naugliton , -
The new Lome sweet home eoag by .
Madam Parepa - ..,-'. - - M
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their change with Ihe musio. . Addxeae
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In ens lump or la quaalltjea te Sail Ua em
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My assortment ef w -... A. .'.. ?. -....
Wall and Window Paper, - '.;:
H'isdof Shades Flxtorel.
Arc complete. . .- v.
Albums snd Portmoniee,
Oold Pane and Penci'a, , it
Fietnres and Piclnre Framei,,,;;, '.,j ,'j
A largo assortment, and oheaprr than na9
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Booli & Stationery, all kinds:.
At reasoaiVe prions . - '
Ai9 a large assortment tf
VIOLINa, ,;-r; . ; .
. guitars..- : -y: ...'.;-
. Al ptiaea that east hitp bat please,
. ' . CK SHORT NOTICE. -' 1
n n n r neirn i v n
..-.Jv.- "U kind prftiptty ;i
i 1 have also for sale or eichacfe for ltnl
Estate iu AhUad, 1CC0 aeres tM cu ,:-t
H'ulera 1..T.A ' .
I am also agint for Chickerlng A
sou's Piano. Those alshint te bur won 1
dowxll to eoaialt art before ruret.su:. i.
ty 0: P. KQWLlvY, .
Feb.2,18Gr-DolOjl,;i -. ,
"-i'fXEROBI OF YCSJT3 :
A Osnlleman wh luffind far vu s f
Nervous Deblll'y. I'remstare devsy, a , 1
the etfeotiof youthful InuUcrdiun, wiil, i t
the autforing kamanltj, stud fret to all i
need Ii. tke recipe ana direoiloosfor subsU
ths simple rfnielj by whieh ks wsi s-.n.i
Sufferera wishiog la pro&l by the aJt ti :i, 1 s
exf erUnce ,eaa do ao by sJ Jri,lre
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