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, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1670. -
A SUMMER SONG.
on HirhteHt Irnttmr tnnc.
Hamming of distant MM asKl laautns..
Of love unwhispered and deepdeTpalr ;
Was ever flshlrg so sweet, asr
Yoa went fishing
To draw vonr heart from Ttlarw-TbOnd rest
Oh I we wesfTlMnyiW h"l?iq IU
ana inmasswiuenn ana -ww ursii.
sptnrone splendor etui is new.
i?S8seoof?p are rills,
me summer s aay.
an issseiiei n siisi iisiis m t u.
A SUMMER SONG. Patcham's Magasins.
A SUMMER SONG. Patcham's Magasins. MISCELLANEOUS.
HEBRON. I.-THE SOLITARY HORSEMAN.
i about five o'clock of a line aft
in Jane, When a single traveler.
upcsn a verr deleotsM-lookinir
, migm nave oeen seen rifling-Wflwly
; tfce smooth highway that leads to
9 village of Benton, a quiet farming
in the northern tart of Vermont.
Aa I have no deetre to make a Jamesian
mystery of my hero, I will at once state
tharMS tsitne Wkst Iaarence HssMy ; that
c-M young gentleman of excellent
nuniiy, iortnne, ana cnamcwr, rtriBg" n
the city of the Knickerbockers ; and 0)at
he was traveling with no special, obiect
esrcopi m enjoy tr.e pteftflam oum; try' smq
. uto lorrans wcmmer.
He was lldimr slowlv on. between aha
hay-fields, sweet with clover, when he was
rouseu irom a ratner seaumentsU reverie
by a irreat rumbling and chrtterhw bhiad
him ; and, looking back, saw a grea
hertng atage-coaeh, daatwn. by fou
horses, that looked as if theyvwam try
ing to run away from their harness. Hardy
drew bin own beast to tne side of the road
to avoid thb-dWt; and as the huee thine
, . creakedknd rocked and rattled by him. his
eye ran carelessly over the ocoaaanes of
the vehicle. There were two or thre oom-mon-looking
faces, which turned toward
him with a glance of curiosity, and on the
imsNssB swas, a stoui, gray nearaea geatle
man, in a wide straw haL The figure be
yond him wan hidden by his ample per
son ; bat the horseman caught the flatter
' Of a green gauze veil, and saw a small
gloved hand clagptDK the ride-strap of the
The vilhure lav iust over thn hrnw of thn
hill before him.; wrasiuickeninghis pace, 1
asrujr reauieu me aoor 01 lis one tavern
Just aa the coach wan drimevvajra Jt was
a defightrnl IcoUntfMace, its whole aspect
promising " entertainment for man and
beast." The old-fashioned, low silled
house seemed to stand light down bar the
crass that almost overran the door-stone.
Smooth fields lay all around for U was a
farm-house as well as a tavern nd a
number of comfbttIlaMooiDr. barns
were grouped In the rer.- A. greatelm
tree stood on ose side of the irrasii in
front; and from one of its far-spreading
branches swung a sauare
bore, in faded yellow lett
tion "Bonce's Tavern'.' -
Haris.wsi VvJKM to a large, airy
cnamoer, wuere every inmg was cool and
rrean ana sweet as hands could brake it.
I sgsista-i a cigar, he Sat down to enjoy the
stillness and beauty of the evening- "In
vuo spring a young man s fancies tightly
turn tc Anounu ot love ;" and Uardy 's
susceptible imagination was busy - with
dreams of a certain graceful, dark-eyed
enchantress with whom he had danced.
and sung duets, and taken romantic walks
tarough ail the last moon. Presently his
attention was attracted by the sound of a
pleasant laugh coming throi gh the open
window of the next room, and then he
aeard a musical voice say : .
mi mis charm mg, papa? Bach a
supper rn such a place t Why, it is the
identical repast which, in old-fashioned
novels, is always set out by the virtuous
poor' a pat of butter, mOk fresh from
the cow, honey and bread, spread upon a
SBMMSY Cloth ' '
"Tery ssJsSshctory . fdf the Area,
style," a maa's vice rebliefL "Ilrtro
r mssnuv, my ucas. - otaire-
coach riding has given we n aaoetlte.
"This hill country s would give any
thing an appetite. I am glad that to mor
row is Sunday, as we shall be obliged to
lay over." . '-Javaa
''You can stay oyer, my dear ; but I am
obliged to posh on some miles farther to
a place where I have appointed to meet a
man on business. The landlord will fur
nish me with a horse and wagon, and I
shall return for you on Monday. You are
not afraid to be left alone t"
"Afraid, in this house ! Why, it is as
innocent as Rasaelas's 'Happy Valley.'
The landlord is honesty itself, and his
wife benevolence ; while Urfeir daughter is
all the Christian grsMrikT pnbiBr-j
Even if T were a nervous young woman,
I could not fail to feel safe here?'
They said no more, andj Hardy, who had
not even the most .languid interest in them
or their aflairs, soon forgot them alto-
yerb's sentimental reverie Jvere not
of a nature sufficiently intense to banish
slumber. He slept like a trvand was
waKeneu early Dy me village ooya onv-
ing the cows afield. The sharp tink
ling of the cow-bells,' the deep-wreathing
of the cows as they linger edja crop the
thick glass beneath bjss . wipaow, the
shooting of the little hare footed drovers,
and the vociferous barking of a small dog
in attendance, made a chorus which would
have waked the Seven Sleepers
As the morning wore on, the sound of
a thin, cracked bell, swinging Ugh in the
wooden tower of a queer, barn -like struc
ture at the top of a hill not far away, an
nounced the hour of worship ; and in an
Wtr to its summons the dwellers in the
Village and outlying farms began to wend
their way, at a sober. Bnndsw pace, to
" meeting "Why shouldn't r go to
meeting, too f thought Hardy, and im
mediately took his hat and went down.
At the door he found the landlord in
b hirt sleeves, sitting with his chair
tilted back against the wall, and his spec
tacles on his nose, reading the weekly pa
per. He brought his chair down with a
Pulling off his glasses, in
quired ot his guest : .
"Groin to meetin' f "
"No. gueis.Uifa mo?2in' Drosillv.
my darter, has gone, though You go
ngot into me meetm nouse, ana. ueacon
CfOldthWWse'U-ehow yon my pew.
know you're a stranger.'' , .j -
Hardy thanked him and walked away.
On reaching the church-door he- fonnd
that the deacon did seem to know at once
with his hanafeTOBT8SAtnts,Vnd nodding
significantly, he went tip toeing up the
uiuftu euuuc TUfi isrrrir mit iiitt young man
to a seat. One other person ajn-Mry
cupied The head Of the pew, and
seatea nnnaeii cry tne door he tnrew a
careless glance in that direction. Per
haps his Took expressed a shade of tha
surprise he felt, as he. said to himself,
"Can this be the landlord's daqghter,
ly down at the
The stranger appealed to he about
twenty, and had the . unmistakable an of
a lady. Hardy's critical eve noted sp
provingbr the pure rose-leaf complex ion, ,
the email firm mouth, the lcrtr IWeJt fore
head, and the wealth of soft brown hair,
and pronounced her a beauty -also. Her
eyes were turned from him, but he Felt
sure they were gray. - Her dreea, tee,
suited perfectly his fieetidions taste. It
w as all of some soft gray material, fashion'
able in arrangement, but studiously plain,
and everything, down-to the very shade of
the faultless gloves, in .perfect harmony.
Hardy sat wondering who she could be,
when he chanoed to notice a green gauze
veil that lay on the seat beside' her, and
immediately recalled the passenger in the
staee coach and his unseen fellow-lodeer
At UMiBSW.. TMTl , . .
longer tbnn theSemon sbda luHSEnt
which was followed by ttt singing of
thaWswaa-L WsnWof Montgnnifiry's, be-
ca.-str.. i nT
not oaVWIth lee'Bfers,"sjtc.
srnging was cMverMona a
method very beantitui in theory, but usu
ally something fearful in tn-atBe. 4Tkod
Deacon' Ooluthwaite sounded the. irst
note ; it can hardly be said hn iedlthe
tune, Tor certainly a one fellowed ."him.
The tune was "Hebron," so sweetly sol
emn ; and, despite some iarno dlseotds.
there was real musio in the performance.
There were all kinds of Voices the dea
con's cracked and trembling tenor, which
played him such odd tricks at some of the
high notes ; the rough bass of some of
the young farmers ; the quavering treble
of thin faced matrons, singing with more
of pious ferver than, of correctness ; and
the loud, ringing tones of the young girls,
sweet with the sweetness ot youth and
When the hymn was given out Hirdv
had turned to the page, and, as the peo
ple rose, he moved up the pew and held
the book for the stranger, who, with a
gesture of acknowledgment, looked over
the page with him. The first verse was
not half finished when a sweet, clear
voice took up the strain, and seemed to
fill the whole church with melody. When
it nrst leu on his ear Hardy, looked quick
ly down at the singer beside him: bmt
her eyes were fixed on the book. At the
second verse he too joined in, with a voice
rum, strong, and as perfectly modulated
as weiaoyTs. 11 sssii iiirssiii
too Well used to being looked at and ad-
fere led by them, until something: 1
like .harmony prevailed than was I
T I- i J Mj,1Jtr.v i. t r " " - s '
ner erct sp. sea what tnaaner ofjnan it
was with whom she -was singing. ' She
saw a pair or flnedslr'k eyes looking down,
into her own with a glance ot undis
guised, though EespeclXoiadrsuration. She
met his gaze steadily lor an instant, and
men .ner eyes were calmly turned to tne
page again, her face still wearing its se-"
renely unconscious , look, as if she were
mired to be disturbed in her auiet and
devotirnal frame of mind. Sweetly the
two trained voices rose and felwith the
uiajtasuu ateasera , . nu unconsciousiy toe
often heard in the- mite meetlug house.
The "long prayer" was lncsoad long,
and the sermon longer ; and then, with
one more hymn, the .service closed. Hardy
stood holding open the pew door while
the lady passed out, bestowing upon him
grave bow as she did so. He followed
with his eyes her graceful figure as she
moved down the aisle, and had some
thought of joining her in her walk back
the tavern ; bnt when.. he reached the
doer she had disappeared.
He spent the rest of the day lazily lying
on the grass under the .apple-trees. At
twilight he took a long-'stroll, thinking
tenderly the while of nis dark-eyed ab
sent charmer; and, after that, sat at bis
window and looked.. at the .stars . till he
grew most unromantically sleepy. As he
leaned out to draw together the shutters
heard a low voice in the next room
singing a part ot the hymn of the morn
" Bering flowers renew their rich -perfume,
Hut era another epricg they fly ;
Our lire Is longer than their bloom
Our hlOoaa Uswaeter, yej weie." '
He listened intently, but there was no
more. " A marvelously sweet voice, he
said,' " I wonder who aha is."
The next morning he was awakened by'
great noise and confusion below, and,
looking out, saw the clattering stage
coach once more at the door. A stoat,
gray haired gentleman was handing into
a lady in a traveling dress sad a green
gauze veiU ine coach rumbled away;
an hour later Hardy himself departed,
Benton, its' church, and the fair-faced
stranger soon fading from his thoughts.
HEBRON. I.-THE SOLITARY HORSEMAN. II.-MOONLIGHT. MUSIC. LOVE. AND
The time is a year later the scene the
small Uwa Us-JWaicta lies on the
Ohio river, in the good State of Pf
vania, and which ia remarkable
its exact resemblance to ten thousand
i other smalL thrivinb . towns inhttered all
f-over the'Iarid. . TMe Wehinbtats from
Pittsburgh to Wheeling touch there, which
is tne oniy circumstance connected wltn
the place necessary to mention.
In a pretty wooden vuia in the quie!
outs sorts ot tne town lived Jirs. ior
BtaB&riDW, a ckarmang lady, whose
passions were music and-match -making.
A very modeaatelamount of musical talent
was 'sufficient "to opri alike the doors of
her house and her heart- to almost any
body ; and she was always finding some
new wonder. At present the obJettof
her enthusiasm was Mr. Htfnt, a gentle
man ot some thirty-five years, the owner-
of a handsome estate a tow miles iroxn
0- , andr the possessor of a gloricwa
hftxfl voice, which, when exerted -td its al
most, fairly made the ornaments on the
chimney-piece of the Barlow cottage
tremble in their places. nn was a ifge
clumsy man, with a large head which
perhaps had not a great deal in it but
with a large, soft heart, a fair share of-
good sense, the breeding of a gentleman,
and the best temper in the world.
Mis. Barlow had a party of gay young
I ihJaekS ffiSrris
J the daughter of I Wealthy citizen of Phil-
i adeipcia. . Jnr. Hunt nan met Miss Morris
I iTWasgWnTsi pWWMVfcteV, inBi
J like rgnaat many befkwfe hinV had. fallen
1 deeply in love with her. He had con-
state of his at ections to Mm
the aid in her powr. Such, indeed, was
her conflderice in her own abflhieB that
she dMnedithht matcH Its good at settled.
have been with .some girls;
irrtff (Was not quite an essay
person to manage. Accustomed to be ad
mired atfd 'Wooed, the Wtrsatkm badi no
aveity Jos ner. -ne conif do as cpouy
critical of a suitor as If the handsome
head ehe carried on her shoulders had
hum many years older than it was. She
had warm Ifetot though, arnl was n
wilitng eneugh (afisli in krve-ahould
proper object present himself; but
sax. naniwHUQi mai omeci. one iiaeo;!
led secretly at
helped him out of the
S3 a I
na isuh uuo
r of all, in
1 that they
silent but i
weapon of defense wl
world knows how
roman of the
pitilessly turned him ova tothe tender
meccieeef Miss Laura Hatheway, who was
aho one of Mrs. Barlow's guests, and who
was more than suspected of cherishing a
decided pnchant for the musical Hercules.
At first he was in despair at this treat-'
ment ; but, alas for the instability of hu
man emotions, he soon began to find a
kind of solace in the companionship of
the lively Laura.' 'Miss Hath way waa
pretty; her face was animated, and she
laughed a great deal. She chattered in.-.
oeMt&Mfi and one 'could not .pick ten
sensible words out pf all she would say in
a week, . She was as ignorant of music aa
I am of Chinese literature, and, much as
she admired Mr. Hunt, she could not keep
still whlW he sang. When be asked' her
if she enjoyed one of Beethoven's sonatas,
played superbly by Mrs. Barlow, she an
swered, Oh yes ; I think it is to nice.
'Did yOu ever hear Casey's band play
When Johnny comes marching homer'
It is tvtnSid.': - .' ' ':
And yet she was so amiable, and she ad
mired himself so much, that Mr. Hunt
could not help, being charmed. In fact,
the poor fellow's ideas were in some cou-
tirqa p.e anew be was in love with
somebody he knew he had lost the heart
he was in the habit of, calling his own ;
bnt which of these two charming crea
tures had it ih her possession bun aiutat
all sure. ' And that sty Ada laughed in her
sleeve to see her despairing swain reviv
ing from thechill of her coldness in the
warm beams of a new sum. . . ,
Mrs. Bsriow was alarmed. "Can Hunt
be such a fool," she thought, "as to fancy
he cam pique Ada in this way ? Of course
he does not admire Laura a dear . warm-
nearteci little thing, to oe sure : out, t
she hasn't a thimbleful of brains
can't sins a note. I dare sav he t
makehimself more aeWrab're"by hold
Jngalopfa attie. concerted, ilks every
other flian. But he will loser Asia if he is
not careful. T must warn him.
. 1 A I
n An i
She difl so at the first oonortunitv.
poor man was terribly embarrassed. "My
dea,iiel(J.', he said'I hope you do not
Think me capable of flirting wit h one lady
order to make an imprest ion upon
another. My attentions to Mils Hatha
way have been the ream It of accident:-' C4r
cumstances have constantly arisen which
. i i , v.1 "
nmuc iiiCLU uusvuiuauis. ,
" Of course I could not suspect you of
i.lSb mg 4vMotaush.P "But I
feared; dear. Laura might mistake -your!
xeeimgs toward ner.
"I trust not But, Indeed, I fear Miss
Morris will. never care for me. She is
quite cold arid indifferent."
"That you will never know unless -ytm
ask her. She is not the girl to let you ee
preference for you until you do. And
think it right to tell yon that your time
short ; she leaves us to-morrow."
Mr. Hunt's countenance fell. The
thought of losing Ada was misery. He
rose and walked he floor. "And do you
really think I have a, chance " he asked,
doiefally. ... 2j
"1 have always told you that IClfcink
chances are in your favor. Any-way,
faint heart never won fair' lady. "Jf, you
catb to try your fate, I will see that' you
have the opportunity." .
She was as good as her Word. ' jThat
evening Mr. Hunt found himself, thwugb
adroit management, seated wit Ada
a deep bay-window, quite. aparWJrom
thereat of the company, who weretccu
pled with a new game, and kneyf that it
was new or never. r
It was a delicious summer evenipsa Ttre
moqa was at the full. The faa fra
grant night wind breathed tendeity
through the garden trees, and f-fnes
gieameu paieiy among- me oewy wuss
bery. At the foot of the gardem and
it. only by a naxroB lane,
light! v)MS pleasant ripple wsingled
wfi'ttfJ niStle-of theha-Paasand Oe oc
casional chirp of somtvdrowsy biaUn the
bcanclaaa Itysaa the kind of night when
ipie amy sow i iiiiiiMawiiiiiaii oi necessity ;
AcuLdid apt cnooaa to taiK sentiment
DOB ; and ffffpee or twice, when
thefcght mto was Mrging on a tender
bjsstwrht hJsa back to common
places so skillfully that he could not re
sist her lead. At length, almost in des
pair, he begged her to sing to him once
more a song which he had often admired.
caiaiarfefl readsly.and j sent him . to
biing her guitar from the table.
Meanwhile Mrs. Barlow waa watcb
ingtru pant 'aath anxious eyes. She felt
sure, frcm the serene expression of the
lady's face, and the perplexed look ob
that; of the gentleman, that the fateful
question Bsd ndt been asked. When she
Mr. Hunt rise to bring the guitar, her
iene cave way. "I do believe tne
A fool '"she eJterahned to herself.
"To go and ask her to sing, wb"e4lllat'
taken so much pains to secure him one ,
chance pf speaking to her I Now the
others will came crowding round, and he
not have another word with her. Oh,
Ada Morris I You sing that pong delight
fully, faiU you do not know how your
destiny is hanging Ufon it I
j,M. Barlaw was rtaht. Hie song Just
then becinning was indeed the minister
dt destiny to Ada orris, but not in the
way her anxious hoe teas Believe if Mr.
Hunt had found courage to talk of lore
at that moment, instead of temporizing
with music, this story wouia not nave
been ' told there would have been no
aorelhT. ( ...
But now, Ada, passing the black ribbon
of her guitar over her neck, leaned back
in nar chair in tne moonlight, ana, touch
trsjjtftftrfclw sway, and there was a mo
doubt ment of silence before the hues, of admira
the tion began to arise. In that instant's
psuw mmr 9m lrf' HHHt JsYawn"
the WMOtUb' garnen , a rnanSsTssbici
ing the strings sufsjwfapta moment, began
that beautiful song or Mendelssohn's, " I
hear a small bird calling." Syery breath
was hushed, every movement, stilled, as
the melting tones thrilled hyough ethe
room and floated cut upon the listening
air of night. The last , note gied softly,
richaeUbiw tenor, staging, in a charming
manner, to a. asveet inougn simple air,
these words of Shelley
" As the moon's soft splendor
f'l i O'er the faint eold ftir light of hearen
6t thy voice saqst tender
To the strincs without soal 1
' The stsrs wll awaken.
Though the moon sleep S rail Boor later
No leaf wlU be shaken
. While the dews of thy melody scatter
i sound ots mowers.'
1th thy eweet voice revealing
vi ; :n
Id Uz from oars.
a moonlight, and feeling
lanlmidirl mm Tt fa
Are one I
Sot a tan fluttered, not a ribbon rustled
while the song continued. But at the
BrsTseund of that voiee, Mr a Barlow,
wko was looking at Miss Morris, saw her
btarvslighuy, and then a soft blush dawned
ana deepened upon her cheek. An amused
smile fhekered tor a moment about her
sips, then laded away, and a dreamy, ab
sent too came over ner face. ne
motionless, listening like one whose
tnoughts are far awaV, until the singe
ceased. Then those who were near the
window saw a tall figure move from the
shadow of the gateway, and heard foot
steps retreating toward the town. In
moment everybody -was taiaing at once,.
- "How beautiful I" "What a splendid
voice I" " So romantic too I" " Who can
he be?" "Now, Miss Morris, you most
TwwitlwAlw tail na otinnt 1,1m "
Ada calmly protested that she could
give them no information, being as much
in tne oar asrtneinseives.
"Is it really so, Ada" Mra Barlow
asked. "I fancied, from the way you
listened, that vou recognized the voice.
" It did seem to me that I had heard that
before." replied Ada. "but I have
not the faintest idea as to who itsTtrwner
She blushed slightly .- perhaps she was
conscious that her words, though perfect
lv true m tact, contained a slurht evasion
for well she remembered where and when
she had heard that voice before. Instant
y its sound had brought back to her
mind the pleasant Sunday morning a year
ago, the pretty village, the queer little
church with its rustic congregation, the
stranger wno had held with her the dinirv
hymn-book, and even the pleasant, dark
that had loosed down lor a moment
as not disposed to
with the present
strolling singer I" ex
e nawtloaa. UUt why m the
name of common sense couldn't Hunt
Lever be ready with a little graceful turn
-mat sort?- Toce
lague take the
sure, he couldn't do
stvle with his bass voina.
It takes a tenor for that
kind of thing;" b?
Perhaps I may as well mention here
that Mr. Hunt married Laura Hathaway
tee tallowing Uhnstmas. He lolly be
lieyes her the only woman in the worl
who could have suited him ; and has net
the slightest idea that any agency but his
own will was mstrumentai m onngmg
KbeuY1 a result which has made nun the
FLOWERS. III.-THREE TIMES, AND OUT.
1 was a little past suocet when the
steamsr from Pittsburgh touched at the
little levee at C ; and one of her
passengers, learning that she would be de
tained until midnight in taking on freight.
thought he might agreeably spend the in
terval of waiting in a. stroll about the
town. The passenger, who was no other
a at a
nffafls. at a vending ;
was to have lor his
cvWMn we foussoTl
the .utumn. si
TJirWnavWSf it, fjadaryer'8
stroUed a Ibng 4irA
BTrBaas. ana was returning
thrrjugh what seemed
gswdeas, when his
nee Hardy, was on
, to act as grooms
On which occasion he
partner Miss Clara
dm dreaming a year
tow iqrmauy De troth
go was to take place
about tne moonlit
to the landing
a private lane that
side. He was saun
the shadow of some
ear caught the tinkling
prmi roy istf-j
as ssjM settle
Jam i aank to his
the shrubbery, he beheld
rfjRy hx;a light flowing
iirnf curtained reeess Of y
ling into a briliiantlj lighted
a rrom mm,
outlines of a graceful
hand, hovering over
I lflBB-a lily In the
moment sne began to
BUTDnse, -Hardy recog-
Ice of the stranfer in the vil-
h of Benton. There oould be
The voice was one in a
tisaasVsajatW-a dear, bril'.iant soprano, with
ahlasta4iavB pufesv of tone, and a cer-
.tfiewe- quality which left its
e hfSMiaa Srell as the ear.
s passionately lond ct music.
and ne was in a mood to particularly en
joy whatever savored of ro manes or Sen
timent. He listened breathlessly; and as
last strain melted away a sudden im
pulse prompted him to reply. As he
proceeded he saw, with amusement, that
company within the room were listen
ing Intently. He knew that he sang well,
he was doing his very best.
" P would give something," he Said, as he
finished his lay, and turned to resume his
walk, " to know if she recog sized my
voice as quickly aa I did hers. Itishardly
likely, l rearr "But who can sssset I
cWtaialwtekdMr nsxtmme, fee I have
presentiment that I shall sing with her
agaitf. 1 Ihree times and tut I they say."
At this moment, and while he was still
some distance from the levee where the
boat lay, he heard a whistle and the rash
of her paddles in the Waer. He darted
forward and ran swiftly to the landing,
bat, on Teaching it, found that he was
five minutes too late. The boat was a
dozen lengths from the shore, and reced
ing so rapidly down the stream as to ren
der vain any effort to signal her.
How Hardy .cursed his own folly in dal
lying to sing serenades to a stranger when
time was so precious! If he had not
loitered by that fatal garden-gate he would
have been in time. There was' no other
boat until the next day at noon ; he must
either wait for that, or drive twen'y mils
across the country to a railway station,
where he could catch a morning train
for Cincinnati. He chose the latter plan.
and gained the train, but only to encoun
ter tresn detentions a damaged Bridge,
an encumbered tracr no danger; only
fatal delay. They missed connection;
and, to make a long story short, when
Hardy reached Cincinnati tne wedding
was Over, and the bridal party, including
Clara Avery, had been gone twenty-four
But the worst was yet. to come. When
Hardy failed to appear, at . the wedding it
became necessary to supply his place as
troorasman. Xne choice ot a substitute
ell on Jack Filmore, a young lawyer from
St. Louis a handsome fellow, with a
killing pair of eyes, a pretty turn for sen
timent, the ability to waltz all night with
out rugging, ana any amount or assurance.
Clara s fickle iancy was caught. In a
week she had transferred to him the whole
small stock of her affections ; and when,
at the end of a fortnight, Hardy, again
delayed by business, managed to join the,
bridal nartv at Niagara. Miss Avery was
engaged to his rival.
He was not a man to contest tne posses
sion of such a woman's heart. He offered
neither reproach nor remonstrance, but
proudly renounced all claim upon her.
and departed in the. very next steamer for .
But the poor fellow was hard bit He
had honestly loved the shallow and selfish
beauty, and, moreover, he had believed in
her ; and it is a sore- thing to have all
one's dearest illusions, as well as hopes,
shattered at once. If he had been com
pelled to work for his living he would
very likely- have found a speedy cure in
employment, but. unfortunately, he had
any amount of leisure in which to brood
oyer and magnify his sorrows. He ram
bled over Europe, seeking out all the
most melancholy places to go and be
wretched in, and finding a kind of dismal
solace in the thought that there was no
solace for him. Bnt he was too amiable;
for misanthropy, and too healthy for per
petual gloom. Thackeray, that wise
student of human hearts, tells us that, let
a younr man be ever so great a sufferer from
the griefs of love, there comes a time when
ne oegins to sieep sound o pignut, and to
have some relish foe beef-steak. So when,
at the end of two years, Hardy yielded to
the solicHiitiousi of his .parents and re
turned home, he was really not wholly
miserable. He still, indeed, regarded nun
self as a " biisrhted befnir." He was fonc
of turning off the gas and sitting alone at
his window on stormy nights; of think
ing what a hollow world we live in ; and
oi believing that for him the dream was
dreamed, the cop was drained, etc., etc.
Ha was very absurd. I admit ; but then
his wound had been deep, and he did not
know yet how nearly healed it was.
He was a little annoyed on first reach
ing home', to find a guest fat the house, a
friend ot nis sister J ulia. Un being pre
sented to Miss Ada Morris, he noticed
merely a quiet and very . self-possessed
young lady, who accepted his civil and
rather listless attentions witn languid in
difference ; and he could net have told.
after she left the room, whether she
was brown or fair, handsome or plain.
He found her Very little in his way, how
ever, xne young ladies had tneir own
pursuits and tbetf own circle ot gay
ciates, with whom he fancied that he had
little' in common. They seemed to hive
no need of hira ; and so. thou eh he was
careful to pay Miss Morris such attentions
courtesy demanded, be really saw very
little of her, and was not at all attracted
by her. She. on her part, was by no
meaas charmed with her friend's brother.
She thought him rather a dull and unin
teresting young man, too' self-absorbed
and indolent to be agreeable, and, after
the first day or two, took little notice of
in any way.
One evening it waa Sunday, and so
the family were alone Mr. and Mra
Hardy sat reading by the parlor fire; Julia
and her friend, on a sofa in the corner,
were taiaing in low tones ; wniie Lau
rence, in a small, nnlighted room, Was sit
ting by the window dreamily watching
the stars. Old Mr. Hardy laid aside his
book and turned to Miss Morris.
"Ada, my love, are you not intend
ing to give us our bunaay evening
"Certainly, my dear sir, If you wish it
am glad you do, fori always play, to
papa on Sunday evenings, and it seems
She rose and went to the piano. Lau
rence, who had not lost his passion for
music, listened curiously. He had not
seen enouirh of the truest to be aware that
played. But he soon saw that her
touch was true and delicate, and the
auiet. devotional airs she played were
well chosen. It was very pleasant, peace
music ; and Laurence, sitting there un-
seejifcisjened with a Kind ot enjoyment
that was new to him. At the end of half
hour Miss Morris rose front the instru
"Pray, do not go yet, my dear child."
said the old gentleman. "Sing me some
She reseated herself, and her fingers
wandered lightly over the. keys for a mo
ment, as if of their own accord. At length
they struck the notes of a familiar tune.
in an instant she began to sing !
"Time grows not old with length of years," etc.
At the third line she was ioined by a
fine, full tenor, coming from the dimly-
lighted room behind her. She started at
sound, and turned to listen, but she
sang on. About the middle of the third
verse Laurence Hardy emerged from the
shelter of the inner root i, and stood leaning-against
the doorway, still carrying his
of the tune, and looking attentively
Miss Morris, who. With her head turned
uci BiiuumtT, -was jousnng at nm.
The song came to a dead stot as the two
singers, as if by a common impulse, came
uasiiiy iorwara. i ney met nail-way, tne
gentleman clasnine warmly the extended
hand of the lady. Both spoke at once.
And was it really vou?" she added.
while he exclaimed, " Three times and out
anew it could not fall.''
Tha rest is quickly told. When two
young people pass at one step from in
difference to intimacy, it does not take
them loDg to become lovers. The course
their true-love ran as smooth as heart
oouia desire, and their wedding took place
iff Inn .
in ike following, . June, , When . it was
over, the happy cair deserted oh Chent
brid al ietrr to wh ere, ( think, you f Not
rariaj Pfcmersburg. nor. even to
ewport or Liong Brafrch. Ho. Tfrort
two romantic siraatetons started for Ver
mont, and one Saturday afternoon, just is
tne sun was setting, wey drove UMtry
into the little village . of Benton, where
" Bunce's Tavern " received them under
its hospitaDle shelter.
The next morning was sweet, dewy
nd fresh as that other June mormrnaour
young friends remembered so well. Noth
ing about the place was changed.- The
same, or what seemed the same mild
faced cows came, with their tinkling bells.
under the windows; the same bens -I
cacaied m tne tar m -yard, and the same
birds, sang in the orchard. The little
cracked bell rang for service from the
queer tower of the old church, and the
same people went by in, I veriry believe,
the serf-same ' Sunday clothes to meeting.
I Our travelers went to meeting too ; It
Was what they had come for. Deacon
Goldthwaite. -with many nods, showed
them to the Bunce pew only now- they
sat, Sot in opposite corners, but closely
side by side. The only change they saw
was the happy one' of their relation to
Tne preacher droned out the lesson of
the morning, and announced the. hymn
Deacon Goldthwaite "pitched the tune,'
and once more, standing side by side and
holding the same book, Laurence and
Ada. Joined their voices with the rest of
the congregation. Of all tunes In the
world, it. was ''Hebron" that bey sang
The words were not Montgomery's, bat
tne more familiar ones ot ur.tvvatta; aqd
rn whptnad been looking at our two
ends might have seen the brown eyes
ahd the gray seek each ether quickly, and
with a very peculiar expression, at the
singing oi tne nrst line :
-Thnu fsr thf 7orS hath led ma on,",
-Harper' Weekly. '
l- i r-
Dkau Locks Chignons.
Noose papkh A marriage certificate.
TorsFiELD, Mass., has a goose 90 years1-
lacing, -r .
Doino a Heavt Bcsmnas The iron
Times Before tight-
Tiie Aldermen to their dinner Qorge
Nbtw Yobk has about 18,000 Preach in
habitants. There are 184 vessels in the United
A girl who has lost her last beau m ay
as well hang up her fiddle.
Tub average salary of the clergymen
in New Hampshire is $850.
TkAcnKB " T-h a t spells what?"
Bright ScKnlar " Does it t I thought it
spelt that" iv
-New Zealand has 100,000 inhabitants.
nr simnm iwi ' -
and a public debt of f 150,000,000.
It takes fourteen million gallons of wa
ter a day . to supply Cincinnati. ,
Tax Mormons have Invented a machine
for the destruction of grasshoppers.
Ths St. Louis police poisoned very
nearly six thousand dogs the past ram
mer. Trig production pf whisky in Kentucky
this year is only about five-eighths' of
what it was last year.
SrnrnKR's signature on the greenbacks,
translated into English, is S6SXrX07X
A FtmsTEB asks whether if Titian 's wi f e
had been named Polly that fast would
have made her a politician?
The youth who cried "Excelsior" didn't
know that he was naming five out of
every sir. saloons in the country.
Thib season has been one of the poor-'
est for cheese-making known ia Vermont
1V1 WU VHMIJ V WWIIJWi, .
Boy r "Have a paper?" Man, "No,
sir." Boy,, (loud, to Jim " Say, JUf,;
don't you pity those fellers as can't read r."
A fabmkb at West Eaton, N. Y., de
tected ia the act of watering the milk
which he sold at a cheese factory, has
been fined $700.
" Mktutjsaleh," the largest of a new
grove of big trees recently explored in
Tuolumne County, Cal., is eighty -four feet
circumference at the roots.
A youko man charged with being lazy
was asked if he tooa it rrom nis ratner.
"I think not," was the reply; "father's
got all the laziness he ever had."
The census taker has found quite an 1 n
telligent man In the Quincy, 111., district.
Who has been married Ave years, and did
pot know, and never has asked, his wife's
A good deal of the consolations offered
the world is about as solacing as the
assurance of the man to his wife when she
into the river .- " You'll find ground at
bottom, my dear."
Willis, a little five year old, was play
ing with a honey bee when the angry bee
stung him. " Oh, grandma," cried Willie,
I did not know bees had splinters in
their feet." as.
When is a traveler from New York to
Liverpool like John G. Whittier ? When
gets seasick and becomes a contributor
the Atlantic. Friends of the family axe
invited to attend.
The Supreme Court of Massachusetts
decided that the privilege which is
given to the ' widow to waive the pro
visions of the husband's win cannot be
exercised by an insane pesson or by her
Ths Dooulation of London exceeds thai
Scotland, is four times that of New
York, and is larger than
populationfi of Paris, Berlin, Vienna and
The Boston Transcript say that "it
was once said of a Boston money-lender
that he kept the trunk containing his se
curities near the head of his bed, and lay
awake to hear them draw interest. "
A barribtku, blind oi one eye, plead
ing with his spectacles on, said, " Gentle
men, in my argument I shall use nothing
whatis necessary." " Then," whis
pered a wag, "take one of the glasses out
A phenomenal Sunday school scholar,
aged fifteen, lately won a prize in Tennes
see by committing to memory 17,500
verses of Scripture in two months, with
out interrupting his daily agricultural
The following is a verbatim eopy of the
"remarks" accompanying the return of a
postmaster out West : " I here by oerrrfy
that the four going A count is as near rit
I no how to make it. If there is enny
Mistake it is not dun on Purpose."
Ths London New says : " During the
eight years the odious practice of
t h nr,mhrnfl i,
owt the omntryi says ao
wass nai snonnnt oi
the loss of the labor of a
a otnddetabla Uom in the sum total oUhs
wail ek a aataei. 3 WJ0IT19U
Ftti.lt one half the inventive genius of
the world belongs to the United States.
During 100 years Fraace- and England
have each granted about MMOOpatenti ;
but within the last 40 veers the United
States alone has granted more than 100,
Tm JaaeeSilfe, Wis., Ommette aara rhfaat
" a young lady who haabeen tendered a
position in our city schools for the coming
term, wrote a note declining the - appoint
ment on the ground that she had received
a better offer. She was niarriedTast Tues
day." Boms idea of the magniinfe Mhe
work of taking the cedes! Why Jbegafned
from the fact that from twelve foafteen
hundred volumes of one thousand oases
each wilbe -reqnfrad h ; which to enter
the nameaof tha individuals returned by
naswafft Marshals.. I ..!'
a,roe Was Wet,
"f ' r1rar
idttojse 64, which is
4 years more than the longevity of theraaxt
moa.iavorealciaas, w years more. than in
the other professiotts, ahV"Mm -fa to 18
years abcrve . that ojt mechanics, artisans,
miners, operatives, and (he Hae. M
A snrnilair and wife af PrJrtland,
Me., Who reueatlyyarritasV Ml j thadgnity
theouaVsdsked WfTri TrmwsstAtJea!
aaa other ornaments, ahat I ayon. became
impossible lor the servant to answer the
door bell without i ifiisstsm lli S thatiaae-
.Mneitt. ; Ative! vfn...r. . i,
It ia sometimes curious to notice 'how
sharp is the divMfag lfM bitWssia ascwn-
curiosity. fThe showier aras verweavy
m one part at the town, but beyond a
certain flue near the heaviest shower not
A ranso in
wallet of a dealer in
contssttfog over ' tlOf). and amvTsTfsaW it to
warded, witn tne tu ! UNDO) WtTswt yon
take a pernor the hnahatar sddinsL how
ever, by way pf caution. "Bat noTout of
the best box I- Lg btIO
cemtly'dS at HawscaLssfiBaP'e was
the landlord Ot ad tasthpy. ,H only 80
Lyears or age " Big jrrang," as ne
'called; Waa 1 Met 9 isSBaas aVnhsrWsta,
nred 68 inches round the cheat,
weighed 22 stone avofrdupola wi
naarve est iranussi. . u
Think, smaa, Jarva Tj.t-
. n.wst.beune Jtoslf, .
h to ssssism us usages vssesv
truIY. a&d tnvnay ss urw
la ...f S iahk enad
l"'B .9WUSTJ Din
e Mew xora xuupi ess, arsjat - ine
heated Um a Jtstallfe Jfy Wd catfrianadry
bills. None of my while dresses have
less thaV tfgtAr VaW ofessilrraajtvand my
art'y-ffffl, and thfirspesi mottsgfte com
mrMi with sanaa of the ladies in the hotel.
who are very Sfbrnsf, andV airway look as
if they were quias amethesad sin raffles
and pinking." - , ..
During, the trial of a Vsasnlh Louis-
viHe S-eofeaUwi a vritB8BaH;rsLstd in tcsti-
of coarse, the attrwsy' SrrssfJkJsj, and it
wasvsalad easby jha indsWy. He would
proceed again to tell , - snusi now n vaa,
Vhen the attofnwy wesud srsy
fo 2Mb kaoyv that r " V
was the answer. This was t
era? times PresessUy, the. it
beaena hadn JhiUH, w ha
t. " How
fe told me,"
Ml you the
haijaMr-1,, what would you
think?" ""VelL den, I dlnMTdey yos
Ajuny fsn Bkland eojuity, N. Y
rendered the foHoWfWVrrct recently :
W-eTisid that fan .mik Vrttt WB
.drowned August i, low, in tne river at
Tompkins' Cove fkThe 'tean of Stony
IVint, by recklessly jumping into the
river, while under the insidetfMIng influ
ence Ot intoxicating Jiejpos, obtained at
nel, licensed by tnef TfoeW VffvExctse, In
the ftcaaW, a raoissristruosj aaaiUcense,
signed, by two hrfnored and fourteen
namesi aWe d7ay that - so Board of
Bxoiaethot would grant such a license,
against such a remonsttanoews was pre
sented in the eaae, ars not, in, our opin
ion, worthy the confidence or suffrage of
Christian or mora!'peeplir.a
Twang is a mail 4sVjsfe if Oalhoun
epunUr, Miss., who is supposed to be the
strongest man In the BA-a?-rnot in the
age. and weighs z2! pounds. Tie has been
known to carry Urna oar of railroad
iron, when it takes 60m three to five or
dinary men to carry one.' Hi can take a
cask contaminsr fsarty frsJkwa of whisky
sata as aapther could out of a common
pitcner ; ana ne amm uttup-v -Wstel
Of-ffsonynadai each vm, and bal
ancing a sack of salt on his head, carried
trWfor svral hwndred yards, with ap-
nWJ bat li Use effort. He offers to pet
that he can lilt thirteen nunorcu
AftTKMO WABB.Irl sssie of his letters,
thus gave his idea of "reorganisation 1
never attempted to ' reorganize my
wife but obca i shslto naj w attempt it
. i'd bin to a public dinner, and had
allowed myself to be bettifyad into drink
in several pecusWa'fcajWM; and wishin
make 'em as robust as possible, I con
tinued drinkln' their health until my own
affeotod. Consekens was, I presented
myself at Betsy's bedside lateatnite with
considerabss hoker coayqeaVed about my
person. I had somehow got persession of
hoss whip on" tift'irmfi Thome, and rt
nremberin' asms cranky observashun of
Mrs. Ward V in tt5 rOtorM7, 1 snapt the
Whip patty liheljv and , la a very loud
yoiceIjsaid;,3etsyl you need re-orgen-izin.
i hiV dome; May,' I continued,
orackin' the Whip over the bed, 'I ha'f
come tp re-organize you.' d reamed that
nlte that somebody had laid a hosswhlp
ovea me apy'ril conseckutlve times ; and
when I woke up I fbnnd she had I hain t
ffrank much- of anything. sioe; and if I
ever have another re-orgaairin Job on
hand I shall let it out."