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RUTLAND, VT., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1873.
r0L I....NO. 15.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
I J A I N T S
S I 0 N S
(). T. i; It O S S,
Manufacturer of nml Beater In
FINISHING Ll'MllEU, SHINGLES, I.ATH,
l. 1.A IIHM KIIM A tS II Sl lll II I. l.l'.tl mill,
DOORS, HASH, BLINDS, .MOULD
INGS BRACKETS, WIN
DOW FRAMES &
Scroll Saw Ins? of nil kinds, Planing, Matching
nue. mazing uone 10 oruer. tnru nnu .tun cor
ner ot Union nnil Furnace Streets, near Freight
jiepoi, uuiianii, tt. .tiuyiustram.
lMantlii shelves made to order. with
Plain or Jloiiineu euges. murwas satveu. 111
different st.tlcsnt DEARBORN'S
"TEW MOULDINGS FOI FICTURE
Li Framing, Cliromos, Lithographs, and
Engravings at DEARBORN'S
pURTAIN CORNICES OF HLACK
J Walnut, or all (lilt, nindo to order. Cur
tain Rings, Tassels and Cords. DEARBORN'S
DEAHHORN IS AGENT FOR GARD
NER'S I'erforated ChatrSeat, for renovat
ing over Cad-Flag or Hush bottom chairs.
Please to call and scc them.
Clrovo Block RUTLAND, Vt.
RUTLAND MANUFACTURING COMPANY,
Manufacturers and wholesale dealers In
WOOD AND CHAIN SEAT CHAIRS, BED
STEADS AND C1IAIII STOCK.
Corner ot West and l'orest Sts,
I.. Anvoon, Agt. o, C. ltcdOLEs, Treas.
T W. KING,
Manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer In
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS,
MOULDINGS, llltACKUTS, AND HOUSE FUR
OF EVEKY DESCRIPTION.
FUIIKACE SlllEET, HCTMNP, VT.
Orders by mall or otherwise promptly attend
ed to. myldtf
.T. J. GUINDON,
1J L A C K S M I T II .
Particular attention paid to Horseshoeing. All
work warranted. Shop on
WEST ST., NE.tll OUVEK MAHBI.E WORKS,
mayldSm RUTLAND, VT.
IIOUSi:, SION AND OltNAMENTAL PA1NTEH,
ORAININO AND DECORATING, IN ALL STYLES.
Kalsomlnlngand Hard Wood Finishing, Glazing
and Glass Staining.
Martell'a New Iiulldlng. Center Street,
Rutland, Vt. mayldlm
LINCOLN IKON WORKS.
MarhloMUl and Hoisting Machinery ot the
most Unproved construction. Derricks and
pumping machinery, castings and general ma
Steel and Iron Wlro Itopo at Manufacturer's
Rutland, Vt., May 1, 1ST3. mayldtf
O. II. M O It 1: II O U S E,
Opposite Central House - - RUTLAND, Vt.
A. II. 1IAWLKY,
COXTli.lCTOIt A. XI) VKACTWAL SLATL'll,
Ho Is prepared to do all work promptly and
well. Orders can ho left at J. E. Glynn's store
on Merchants' Row, or at tho Iinrdwcll House.
fieerencea Itockwood Iiarrett, Rutland; L. M,
Mason, President ot First National Bank, Do
Irott, Michigan: Hon. J. M. Martin, Saratoga
11 u o k e n ,
i" nnoAti fsmvr.T, xuvr youk.
Stocks, Governments and Gold bought and sold
W Interest allowed on deposits, maylsdtf
fiotctsJ nml Sitting ooms.
V 11A1ITOS & 8 A L s n U It V
Tho BARD WELL HOUSE Is located opposlto
tho Depot and has long been favorably Known
to tho traveling public. It lias been recently
Improved, now affording tho best and most
ample accommodation to guests.
Tho TABLE will bo bupplled with all tho
luxuries of tho Season, and every attention will
bo paid to the comfort of Its patrons.
In the future, as In tho past, tho Proprietors
Intend to make It a Mrst-class Houso affording
all tho comforts ot a home to the traveler. Tho
public patronago Is solicited.
A GOOD LIVERV In connection with tho
Attcntlvo PORTERS will bo found at the
Depot, on tho arrival ot all trains.
J. W. Crasitox, j, a. Salsbcky.
F A It M E US' HOT E L ,
Freight Street, - - RUTLAND, VT.
A FIRST CLASS
M E A T M A It K E T
is itOTEt. nun.niNci,
mnyldSm J. E. JOHNSON, Proimiietor,
J. W. FISHER'S
NEW DINING KOOMS,
Central IIouso Block, Merchants' Row,
Warm Meals bcrved at nil hours of tho day
and evening. inayldsm
J, r. STINSON'8
(Julnn's Block, Opposite tho Depot,
Warm Meals serted at all hours of the day
NEW DINING II ALL,
In rooms formerly occupied by J, W. Fisher
KINGSLEV ii SPRAGUE'S BLOCK,
"RUTLAND, - - .' . . VK11MONT.
WARM JIKAW HISIIYKl) AT AM. HOURS.
A SI'LENDID LOT OF NEW IlItAID
a. inu iii.niiirint uiau ai.i jiaiii.j, just
U. N. MEItRIAM'S,
A N D 0 N & HUN T () O N,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
IRON, STEEL, NAILS, Ac;., &o., At'.
A general Assortment of
II E L T I N G, L A t; I N (1, Ac.
TI.MOTHY, CLOVEIt, AND ALL
NOVA SCOTIA PLASTER,
LODI MANUFACTURING CO.'S POUDRETTE.
A FIII.I. MSB OF
0 II E A P F OR OAS II
IJARRETT'S OLD STORE
Wholosalo dealer In
CALIFORNIA WINES AND BRANDY.
IMTORTEIt AND WHOLESALE DEALER
CHINA AND JAPAN TEAS,
The attention of Town Agents, Physicians,
and Druggists la especially called to our wines,
as they nro unsurpassed for medical purposes,
coming from ono of tho oldest vineyards in
California. All goods guaranteed pure and sat
isfactory, or to be returned at my expense.
CORNER FREIGHT AND EVELYN, STS.,
(Landon & Iluntoon's Block,)
Rutland, Vt. myltf
"riMIE REST SHIRTS I EVER HAD,
4. This Is what they Bay of
K. N. MEItRIAM'S PERFECT FITTING SHIRTS.
rpiIE PIANO SELECTED FOR USE
X ut tho coming Festival Is tho DECKER
uitua. li ti, MEIllUAJl neiii lUl'IIl,
)y K E K 9 & " A u n K 11
AT NO. 1, OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
Keep a full ussorlmcnt of tho following
HOUSE FURNISHINO GOODS,
FRENCH CHINA WARE,
TABLE GLASS WARE,
SILVER PLATED WARE,
PAINTED TOILET SETS,
TASSELS AND CORDS,
LAMPS AND LANTERS,
Wholesale and Retail,
LAMP CHIMNEYS and BURNERS,
Wholesale and Retail. ,
MATTRASSES and LOUNGES, and
mayldtf . DONE TO ORDER.
11URNHAM A TEMPLE.
We nro Agents for tho following first class
Fire Insurance companies.
Aetna Assets, js,oo,ooo
Imperial, " 8,000,000
Home, it, Y " 4,500,000
Royal, " 10,000,000
Hartford, " a.Mo.ooo
Insurance of No. America, phlla. " 3,vmi,ouo
Franklin " s,40i),ooo
Phenlv, N. Y " 2,O0i),iiO0
Pha-nlx, Hartford " 1,0011,000
sprlnglleld " 1 ,000,000
National, Hartford " soo,ooo
These aro tho best known of all the companies
represented in Rutland, nnd slnco we hato
reprcsenieu mem iney nave vaiu nwn: mvnry iu
tho citizens of Rutland and vicinity tm nf
iff r comHtnleH combined.
This record proves their stalijjlty and their
willingness to pay all proper claims.
We conlldentlf e.vnect n conllnuanco of tho
liberal patronago which these companies have
alw ays received.
We also reniesent tho Travelers Llfo and Ac
cident Insurance company. We give a better
and cheaper iwllcy than nny other Llfo com
pany. Call and see.
BURN HAM & TE.MPI.E.
Olllce, Ojwra House, Rutland, Vt.
HARRY W. NYE'S
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY,
No. 4, Merchants' Row, Rutland, Vt.
GENERAL AGT .(ETNA LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Flro lnsuranco In First Class Companies.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, TOILET
ARTICLES, FANCY GOODS, LADIES'
BASKETS, ARTISTS' MATERIAL,
PAINTS, Oil, PAINTERS'
RUSH, WINDOW GLASS,
PUTTY, AC, Ac.
And tho best goods In my lino tho market
altords nro my siieclaltles. Prices reasonable,
in consideration of quality,
rsr-PRESCRIITIONS carefully and correctly
NO. 2 MERCHANTS' ROW, RUTLAND,
RMONT BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Secretary's Office, )
Burlington, April, 1873.
The Annual Session ot tho
T E A 0 II E US' INSTITU T E
For Rutland County, will bo held In tho
VILLA OH OF WALLI.XOFOIU),
Commencing on Monday, May U, at 2 o'clock, p.
111., and closing on tlio Friday following.
Competent and experienced instructors and
Lecturers will bo present, and assist In conclud
ln tho exercises.
Tho day sessions of tho Institute will bo de
voted to tho discussion and presentation ot
methods nt organizing, classifying, governing,
and teaching common BChools.
A lecture may bo expected each ovenlng.
An examination for candidates for Stale Cer
tlllcates will be held during tho session ot the
Superintendents nro repuestcd to notify every
jachcr In their respective towns, and tourgu
them to bo present ut every bcsslon ot tho Insti
All friends of Education aro Invited to attend.
Clergj men nro respectfully requested to give
notice of the Institute, from their pulpits.
Free return tickets will bo furnished to all
who pay full faro on tho Rutland Railroad in
coming to the Institute.
JOHN II. FRENCH,
Invites tho ladles to call and examine a splen
did ussortmeitt of
NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED.
milllONri, LACK YKILH AND 1IAIUIES,
Thread and Gulpuro Laces, Swiss Ties, Zephyr
and Worsted Embroideries, Hamburg
Edgings, Passamenterles, Hair
Switches and Curls,
And a full lino of,
LADIES' AND INFANTS' UNDERWEAR,
And many novelties too numerous to mention,
A T E S ' HOUSE CORNER
MASON & JERKOWSICt
Unt o Just opened Hie largest stuck of
0 L () T II 1 N (1
Eter brought to Vermont. Cast off your old
clot lies ami oil one 01 uur
.sTiV.w sruiMi smv.
Wo hate them for nil pi Ices, and Mill sell any
thing In uur line
TWENTY PER CENT. CHEAPER
Than any oilier store In tho State. Don't go to
a storo where their stock lias been handled
oter, ) ear alter year. Cuiucw hero cteri thing Is
FRESH AND NEW NOTHING OLD.
A glance nt our stock ot
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Will convince you that the Bates' House Corner
Storo Is the only place where tho stock of these
goods are complete.
LA DIED" A.XU IIHSTD- TUAVIXISO J.lfV.V
of et cry description.
II ATS AND CAPS
Aro a leading aitlclo with us, nnd tills ac
counts for our
Of every stj le nnd price. Ifyou wish ant thing
In our line, call nnd get our prices; they will
lull, IIIIC ,uu lllll iu LU UU.
MASON A" JERKOWSKI,
43 Merchants' Row, tinder the Bates' House,
g P R I N G O P E N I N G
OPERA CLOTHING, BOOT AND SHOE 'j
E M P O R I U M ,
MERCHANTS' ROW, - . . Eni.ANI), 'T,
WATKINS A CADY
llavo Just received from New York and Ronton
Markets ono ot the llnest lines of Clothing ever
exhibited by any Merchant tills side of Mcndou
or New Y01 k, consisting of
MENS' BOYS' AND YOUTHS' SUITINGS
Of every descrlptlon.tnanufactured from
FINE ENGLISH CLOTHS,
Down to a Cheap Cherry Valley.
JIOYff VLOTlITXa A SPECIALTY.
;mtM9.UKa noons dei'autsient couilkik. .
Our Boot and Shoo department consists ot all
tho latest novelties of the season;;
S P E C I A L T I E S .
Flvo hundred nnd twenty-tiro trunks, very
low, having been bought before tho rise In gold.
Two hundred and live pairs Womens' Side
Lace Boots, is thread, at t'l. sizes from 2M to 1.
Ono hundred and tlireo palis Womens' Boots,
button, 10 thread, at $l.cs.
Two hundred pairs Mens' Rubber Hoots, all
kinds, at $3.00.
In every department. Trouble to commence at
7 a. m. and continue until 9 p. 111.
F, W. Watkins, Wm, P. Cady.
BAXTER NATIONAL BANK,
H. Henry Baxter,
.t. W. Cramton,
N. T. Sl'RAUUE, JR.
W, V. DUNION,
V. C, LANIION,
11, i'. lxmiRoi',
J. N. Baxter,
'1'. W. PARK.
Geo. E. Royce,
Geokoe R. Bottom,
Mado and remitted for nt Lowest Urates.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME UEl'OSITS,
A general Banking and Exchange business
II. Henry Baxter, Prest. J. N. Baxter, V, Prest.
OEOunK It. Bottum. Cashlor.
EVI G. KINGSLEY.
BUILDERS' AND CABINET
Weymouth Fine Finishing and Empire Cut
inuhs, iruu, nicei, uiiiuus, ftc.
BLACKSMITH'S COAL BEST,
Steel, Iron, Picks, Ames' Shovels, masting Potv
der (government proof). Fuse, Ijirgo
Drill Flies, steel striking Ham
mers. Handles, Ac.
MANILLA ROPE AND CORDAGE.
SAW-MILL, CIRCULAR AND WOOD SAWS,
AND BOYNTON'S LIOI1TNING
Oils, Varnishes, Glue, Sand Paper, Brushes, Ac.
GLASS AND PUTTY.
A splendid lino ot Tablo and Pocket Cutlery,
Hheais and Scissors.
F U It N I T U R E .
Parlor Furniture, Center Tables, Mirrors, Ex
tension Tables, Bedsteads, Mattrasses,
Spring Beds, Bureaus and Chairs,
Manufacturer of Black Walnut, Chestnut and
Painted Chamber Sets.
O A It P E T S .
Velvet, Brussels, Tapestry, Thrco Ply nnd In
grain Carpets, oil Cloths, Ac, Ac,
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
AND METALLIC BURIAL CASES,
Rutland, May 1, 1873,
U G. KINOSLIIV'S.
It A N C
I S C O s
ASSETS, . . . 830,000,000 00
Representing llfteen of tho Largest and
Strongest Companies In tho United Slates and
GENERAL AGENCY FOR VERMONT
LYCOMING FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Hato Issued policies for THIRTY-THREE
YEARS, nnd paid over 1,1'.' l.su.oo for losses.
LA HG EST
-MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
IN THE WORLD.
INCOME 'LAST YEAR, 1,009,-103 0(1
Policies on tho
CASH OR MUTUAL PLAN,
BRANCH OFFICE .
FOR RUTLAND AND ADDISON COUNTIES,
FARMERS' MUTUAL FIRE;1NS. CO.
ASSETS, - '. , 1,000,000 00
THE BEST COMPANY IN THE STATE FOR
Sir insures nothing but detached dwellings,
barns nnd contents.
By this plan, FARMERS' only pay for losses
on I'AUM J'llOI'IHlTl'. No hazardous prop
erty lusuied by Ihls Company,
(Clothing & uniisHiufl (dooitss.
L L E N A D It E W
Ale Just homo fiom New York ond Boston
with the largest nnd best selected stock ot
READY MADE CLOTHING,
GENTS' Fl'itNISIIING GOODS
l.ter shuwn in Rutland.
Prices will bo as low ns .tho lowest. Theso
goods nro bought for CASH and will bo sold
A largo lino of CLOTHS to select from. A
CUTTER that cannot bo beat In Vermont.
TRUNKS AND BAGS.
ALLEN A DREW,
Paine, Bowman Jt co.'s old Stand,
27 Merchants' Row,
gPRING AND SUMMER
IN ALL STYLES,
FOR MEN AND BOYS' WEAR,
f WUXTItA SIZES A SPEC!ALTY.aj
HATS, CAPS, TRUNKS AND VALISES.
The best stock of
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS
Fine Wiilto and Fancy
MADR TO nilDEIt.
A. O. CUNNINGHAM,
No. 5 Center street, (opposlto depot.)
Gr. M- c- p-
PECK A BENJAMIN'S
CLOTHING S T ORE,
Where you can altvajs llnd tho largest and best
assortment ot sttllsh
READY MADE CLOTHING,
HATS & CAPS, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
TRUNKS, SATCHELS, At'.,
And savo 25 per cent, on every article j ou buy at
rOrt'LAtt SQUARE DEALINfl
GREEN MOUNTAIN CLOTHINO STORE.
No. 19, Center Street,
CENTRAL HOUSE CORNER
The Place to Buy
For our CUSTOM DEPARTMENT wo have
Just received a lull lino of
Which we shall tmako up to measure a
Call early and mnko selections.
II. W. KlNqSLUV,
Central IIouso Corner, . . RUTLAND, VT.
guttiuut gnihj (tAoht
SATURDAY MORNING, .MAY 17, 1873.
Mil. !IO.S ALIAS niATUHJIAKIM
My uncle, Alexander McFnilaiic, wns
tvaltlnjr litciUfiwt, tmcwiit very iincom
111011 willi him. fur Aunt Nancy was tho
soul of iiunt'ttinlity. Ncvoi tlielcss she was
a little late tills morning. Elirlit o'clock
tvns tlio liii'.iUfiinl lionr, mnl it was now
fully ten minutes pusi.
Aunt Nimcv tvns not my Unc le Mt'Fnr
l.me'.s wife. He was a widower oi some
llfteen .tears' i.tainlimr. Fifteen ve.irs lie
fine Ills ttlle liad left liilii a delicate litlle
hoy for 11 keeps ike. nnd Intel pmc ntvay,
ttliNpeiiiij; ttilhlier List Inc.itli that she
was wry happy. Her mother ami sister,
who lia.l coiiie to the Iioum' to muse her,
reiiniiicd after her death, uccirilhu; to Un
cle MrFiii Line's paitlcular ieiiict. lie
would he so j-l.td, he said, If It were notex
iirjtlnj; too much of us.iciil'u e, lo have -Mrs.
Howard and Nnnry stay with him, keep up
his house, and attend to his little hoy. So
.Airs. Howard, who was u widow with a
very straitened Income, lented her little
house in the New England village, where
she had nltt nys lived, nnd came to preside
over Mr. McFiulauo's spacious mansion
nnd liberal housekeeping in Greenwich
street, New York my Uncle McFnrlano
lived in Greenwich sticet, a fact which
marks the date of my story with sufllcicnt
Mrs. Howard had been dead three
months, nnd still Aunt Nnnev presided
over Uncle McFai lane's household. Neither
of them had ever thought of 11 change ns
cither necessary or desirable. Nancy had
been n fair, prim nnd somewhat quiet gill
when she came to live in Greenwich street.
She was still a fair, somew hat prim woman
of thirty-five, with pretty, soft brown hair,
violet-blue eyes, nnd 11 pure, soft, some
tt'hat changeful complexion. She was not
in tho least like a modern young lady's
heroine. She had no particular aspirations
beyond the limited and old-fashioned one of
doing her duty in that state of life to which
It pleased Got! to call her. Shodld not con
sider herself 11 martyr lo uncongenial circiun
stances, because she made Uncle MeFar
lancs shirts nnd mended his stockings, and
even the fact of going down into the kitch
en, to do up his immaculate rullles, when
old Mrs. llrottn's hands were too lame, nnd
the chambermaid's too unskillful to be
trusted with Iheni, did not awaken in her
mind any desire to rush out into the wot Id
in search of a career. No such fancy had
ever entered Nancy Howard's head. She
was absolutely "contented with her present
condition," willing to go on making Uncle
McFarlane's shirts, keeping his house spoil
ing his child, "making it pleasant for him"
as she simply said. Her great pleasure con
sisted In doing inu-.Uu embroidery, visiting
the poor, going to church, nnd reading thu
English classics, with now and then a nov
el. If she had any trials she kept them to
herself, confiding them to no spiiitual di
rector, newspaper editor or spiiitual fiiend.
She was Nancy Howard at tive-and-thirty.
. My Uncle McFarlane was a line gentle
tlcman In Hie true sense of the phrase. He
was unimpeachable in integrity, unspotted
in morals, in manners absolutely perfect
a little set In his way, and possibly fouic
what particular iu eating nnd drinking. He
was ai.-o given to amusing himself in a"
quiet way w ith the peculiarities of those
about him, Hut he never t illingly hurt or
neglected any one, and he had a certain
genial gracionsncss of manner, which made
all his employes, from Mr. Saunders, his
conlldcntlal clerk, dow n to lllack Sam, the
carman, and Davy the errand boy, fcl t the
better when he spoke them.
".Miss Nancy is a little late this morn
ing," observed'Unele McFai lane, as Ilrotvn,
his man, brought him the paper.
i'Ycs, sir. She was out till after twelve
last night, at Sam's,"sir !"
"Indeed ! Ilotv was Hint ?"
"Well, you see, sir, Sam's girl was took
witli a quick consumption la.t spring, and
his wife ani't very rugged either." Mls
Nancy, she's been there a good deal, nnd
when Susy was struck with death last eve
ning, she sends for her. So Miss Nancy
went and stayed till it was all over. It was
a gteat comfoit to them, sir. You sec, sir
Sam's wife, she's got a little young baby,
too, and altogether it comes hard !"
"I should say so, indeed. A'o must see
that everything is done, ISrown. Find out
tt lien the' funeral is to be, and let me know,
and tell your wife to send them something
comfortable tt hen she goes to mat ket. Hut
here conies Miss Nancy, Send up break
Hrcakfast was usually a somewhat silent
meal, save for Alick's chatter with his
aunt; for Mr. McFarlane nl nays lead the
paper, invariably asking Miss Nancy's per
mission. "Why do you look at me so closely,
Allek ? asked Miss Nancy as she caught
her nephew's gaze fixed upon her.
"I was thinking how pretty you are!"
answered Alick, with bis usual frankness,
"I think you are a hundred times prettier
than Miss Regina Schuyler, that they make
so much fuss about. And I don't vt ant her
for a stepmother. So theio!"
"What is that about Miss Schuyler?"
asked my uncle, laying down his paper.
"It strikes me that vou arc taking rather a
liberty with that young lady to say noth
ing 01 niyseii.
"It wasn't me, father : It was Mr. Ron
sail," answered Alick. "Mr. Honsall asked
mo if I wouldn't like a pretty young lady
like Miss Regina Schuyler to come Into the
house j and I told him no I didn't want
any one but Aunt Nancv. Then ho said
Aunt Nancy was an old maid j and I said
if she was loi ty old maids she was a bun
died times prettier than Miss Regina and
so bho is !"
"Wo won't discuss that matter!" said
my uncle, annoyed, but icprcssing his an-
noyancc, as usuat. ou uccu not mum
Mr. Honsall. Wo all know his ways !"
There- was something In his father's tono
which made Alick aware that ho had bet
ter drop tho subject. Undo McFarlane
went ou with his paper, but now and then
glanced over it with an expression of somo
interest. "Nuucy Is pretty I" he said to
himself . "Thero is something in her faco
which reminds me of my mother."
Hreakfast being over, my uncle put on
his overcoat, asking, as ho did so, his Inva
riable! question, "Have you any commands
for the city ?"
"And, by the way, please see that every
thing is dono for Sam's family. The poor
woman will peihaps bo the better for somo
port wine, or nle, and let everything bo
nlco about tho funeral. I will tako tlio ex
pense on myself. Sam Is a good faithful
"Really Nancy is very pretty I" said my
uncle, as he walked out of the hoiiso. "I
never thought much about it before, but
Bho is decidedly pretty. Miss Regina Schuy
ler, indeed. Really JSonsall Is too bad to
put such notions In tho boy's head." And
Mr. McFarlane pursued his way to the of
lice, unconscious of tho fate awaiting him
"Any letters, Saunders ?" he nsked, ns ho
passed to the clerk's desk. "I see the pac
ket is In."
'Yes, sir. Thcynioonyourdc.sk, and
Mr. Honsall is waiting to speak to you In
your room, AVhat ails Mr. McFarlane V"
said tho clerk to himself, ns his principal
passed on. "I don't bcllevo ho ever before
forgot to ask for my wife. 1 hopo nothing
is wrong." Mr. Saunders had an Invalid
wife, who was Indebted to Mr, McFnrlnno
for many littlo comforts.
Mr, Honsall was waiting In tho olllce. Ho
was a stout man with veil halrund whiskers
and a blulT, uncompromising mauncr. Ho
had a habit, ou which ho prided himself, of
always speaking his mind- that Is, ot say
ing everything and anything that came In
tends head - a habit which did not cause
him to bo beloved by his acquaintance. He
nnd Uncle McFarlane had once been part
ners, and they still kept up a kind of lull
lnacv, nt which many people wondered.
"Well, Honsall, how goes the tvoild
with you i" nsked my uncle, leisurely tak
ing on his coat and overshoes,
"Oh, well enough. If It don't go to suit
111c, I make ithat s all," answered Honsall.
"Hut sec heic, McFarlane, I didn't come
here lo bandy compliments, I Want to talk
to you about 11 seiious matter."
"Well, what Is it i" akcd my unclc.pie.
paring to listen, not without 11 longing
glance nl his foreign letters nnd papers,
"I inn going to speak mv mind, ns 1 al
ways do !" said .Mr. lionmll. "I want b,
know what you mean to do about Nana ?
"Almtit Nnncv!" lepcated mv uncle
with 11 little stmt. "What about Nancy V"
"Aye, what about her? that's just' It
Of course you can't go on as yon do now
It was well enough when the old lady was
nllte; but her death changes nil that, mid
folks will talk. Nancy's an old mnid.to be
sine forty, If she's 1111 hour -
"Thlity'-tlte !" said mv uncle, cuiiccthi'
"Well, lite years don't matter much.
She's an old maid, as I said. Still, folks
will and do talk, and vou ought to get rid
of her. The truth Is McFarlane, you ought
to marry again ; and of course you can't
with Nancy In tho house."
"You think so."
"Why, of course, not. There's Miss Re
gina Schuyler, now. She'd jump nt tlio
chance of marrying you ; but you don't
suppose she would set up housekeeping
with Nnncy Howard, do you ;,"
"I must beg, Honsall, that you will not
bring Miss Schuyler's name into question,"
said my uncle. "Such liberties me not to
be taken with respectable young ladies."
"Llbeityor not, she would have you In a
minute. And theie's another thing about
it. Nancy Howard is dead In love vt 1th
you, herself, and of course you can't marry
her that is out of the question."
"Nancy Howard!" repeated my uncle,
In a tone of hett lldcnncnt.
"To be sure, man. Any one but you
would have seen It, though Nancy is not
the woman to throw herself at any man's
head, I'll say that for her. My wife has
known it this long time, nnd I can see it,
too. Of course you can't many her. She
is old, and plain, and In delicate health be-
sides. So. of course, all you can do Is to
get lid of her. Send her home to her na
tive place with a pension, marry Regina
Schuyler, and begin life anew.
i;ocs Airs, lionsau rcauy mime mat
that Mls Howard entcitains such senti
ments '" asked my uncle, as Mr. Honsall
paused a moment: "Women see such
things more clearly than men."
"Of course she does. She was talking
of it last night. 'Nancy ought tu have a
change,' says she, 'if she don't she'll go oil'
like her sister. She's a quiet, patient crea
ture,' says sho ; 'but It is easy to see w hat
alls her'' Now, you see, her being con
sumptive is another reason whyvyou can't
many her. So, there! I've spoken my
mind", ns I always do ; and I hope you will
have sense enough to act upon it."
"I shall certain! v act upon it!" said 111 v
"And soon, I hope!" said Mr. Honsall,
lising. "The sooner the better."
"The sooner the better !" echoed my un
cle. "I quite ngree ttilli you. Thank
you, Honsall, thank you!"
- "I think I did n good piece of work this
morning!" said Mr. Honsall to bis wife, ns
lie was piepaiing to go out: "I spoke to
McFarlane about Nancy !" And lie repeat
ed the substance of the conversation. -Mrs.
Ron.-all was a cutlet, kind-hearted woman :
but, likelier husband, she sometimes spoke
her mind. Sho did sojon this occasion.
"Honsall, you are an idiot! Most men
are in such matters, and you arc a perfect
Mr. Honsall looked as if some one had
thrown a wet towel in his face. "Why,
.Mart-Anne! What's that for?"
"You'll find out soon enough. Go along,
do. nnd leave me in peace."
Mr. Honsall was always very meek when
his wife took these rare fits of plain speak
ing, and he shut the door without another
word. Mi's. Honsall sat looking at the Hie
with an expression of vexation, which
gradually changed to one of kindness.
"After all it might be worse," said she,
speaking to the lire: "Nancy is a good
soul, and .as sweet as honey. She will
make him happy, nnd be happy herself,
nnd it will be good for the boy. Hut I
think I see Honsall's face when he hears of
For two hours mv untie sat looking
through his office window- without even
thinking of his letters. Then he drew a
deep breath, as of ono relieved of a doubt,
and tut ned to his correspondence. He did
not go homo to dinner, but left tho office
early, stopping at a florist's, where- he
bought some beautiful hot-houso flowers,
and two nice hyacinth bulbs in pretty
glasses, which last be sent to Mi's. Saund
ers. " Father, may I go up and see Tom
Saunders?" asked Alick after tea. Aunt
Nancy was sitting at her work-table, fresh
and neat from top to toe. She was com
posed ns usual, but my untie fancied he ob
served 11 slight change in her manner to
ward himself. Probably Alick's icmarks
might have disturbed her a little.
"Ccitalnly, my son. And be sure to
ask particularly how Mrs. Saunders finds
herself. I quite forgot it tills morning. 1
was the more ready to let Alick go as 1
wish to consult you on a matter of the
greatest importance to us both." And
then, In his usual kind, somewhat formal
manner, ho opened the subject. Ho was
desirous, he said, of going abroad for somo
time, perhaps for some years. He thought
the change would be good for Alick, who
showed signs of delicate lungs.
Aunt Nancy's heait lluttcicd, and her
colot went and cnnioj but she had long
been schooled in self-control, and she mado
no other sign. " It won't be for long !"
said tho quiet, breaking hentt to itself, Ut
ile guessing what was in stoic.
My uncle continued. I don't know ex
actly how ho worded it, but he made it
plain that neither he nor the boy could lite
without Nancy. Would Nancy consent to
become his wife, and be a mother to Alick
in fact, as sho had long been In namo?
And bo in an hour tlio matter was all set
tied. " Wo aro asked to a wedding," said Mrs.
Honsall to her husband some six weeks nf
terward. "A wedding whoso wedding?" asked
Mr. Honsall to her husband, not greatly in.
"Nancy lloward'b you don't mean- "
Tho Idea which occurred to Mr. Honsall
fairly struck him dumb.
"Yes; Nancy and McFarlane!" an
swered his wife, enjoying her lord's dis
conifitiuc. " They nro to bo married at St.
l'aul's, very quietly, and sail for Europe as
boon as possible."
" Tlio deuce they arc. And after all I
said to him!"
"After all you said to him !" echoed
Mrs. Honsall. " Tho moment you told 1110
what you said to him, and especially ns to
Nancy's being talked about, I knew you
had made tho match. You could have got
lilm to marry old Mrs. l'agct in the same
" Hut such a sacrifice, Mary Anno !"
" Oh, well, I don't know, I daio say ho
might feel it a littlo or a sacrlflco just at
first t but by this tlmo ho has persuaded
himself that there never was such a woman,
and that tho favor was all em her side. I
don't think, for my part, McFnrlnno will
ever regret it."
And I don't think Undo McFh'ilnno eter
I?" F. RIDLON, next door to Hcrwlck
,IjJ Hotel, Center street, has opened n new
and choice lino of FANCY GOODS, which ho Is
prepared to otTer nt ills usual low pilces,