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ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY,' JANUARY 10, 1874
TVTible jSTuml3er 1253.
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KATES OF ADVERTISING.
One Inch In P kee qnre
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Tori so .w) $3.o4.oo:ti. $io.o
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1 month . '!
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4.00 5.001 t JU 8.00
A.OOl Oil T OO, .00
tBKnth 4.0oj .00
7.0-1 .0-1J.OO, 18.00
9.00 19 06-15.0(1
, months, e.tw
85 0U 60.00
. nU. 6.00: 1S.W 1 .W J4.0Uj w .UW -w
1 Ter ... 10.00; ls.uuigo.'"!.""!-"
; Locai roncea, ivi wu ........
V BeaUa end Manxes inserted ,,.H,,
Transient Advetisementa to be paid for lB-an-
solution end other Koticea, not connected with
"'toJX.TdolUr. rear oer line. r.
. Sa!or.' led Kvecator.' &Ued
All otber Legal Advertisement charged.
Jents per sq n are each lneertion.
s R WELLS, Prodace and Commission Ster-
chant for tbe purehase and ale of Western Ee
.. )mi street. Aehabnla. Ohio. 14
r A BLILEA T I LEH.Dealerln Paneyand
Staple Dry Goods, Family Groceries, and Crock
ery South Store, Clarendon Block, Aahtabnla,
; .Ohio. , ..-? . : - : 10M
E. II. CI1.K.ET, T)elerln Dry Oooda. Groeei
le, Crocker, and Glaae-Ware next door north
- oifoatHooae. Main at-; Aahtabnla, Ohio. M8
jr.. m. FArLKREB A BON, Dealers 1n
Groceries, Provl.lons. Floor Feed, Forehand
.DomestlFrniU; Bait,-4 Fish, Poster.
i Limet Seed Ac Main-atreet. Aahtabnla, Ohio.
W. BEDB EAOi Dealer in Konr,Po- fc Hama,
Lrd.a" .11 kind, of Fish. Ajao "J""
- Family Groceries, Fruits and Confertionery.
- Ale and Domestic Wines.
k- V. DAREBTWK tc SOW, Dealers ia
y Also on band a stock of choice Family Groeer
I H.?'MlinWeet, corner of Centre, Ashtab.ls,
s iff U ASKELL. Corner Sprinand Main
tfl.tobK Ubii Defers in Dry-Goo
OToeerles Crockery. Ac., c. 1?
inORRISON SKEDEKOB, Dealers in
- Oak Hardee, Crgkerr. Boo
H1HTIFT SEWBEBBI, Driwst d
Apothecary, and general dealer in Dnura, Medi
cines, Wines and Liqnore for medics 1 parposea.
Fancy and Toilet Goods, Maine street, corner ol
CHARLES K. SWIFT, AshUbaU, Ohio,
Dealer in Drngsand Medicines, Groceries, fer
fnmery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas, Cof
' fee. Spices, Flavoring Extracts, Patent Medi
cines of eery description. Paints, Dyes, Var
nishas, Brashes, FancySoaps, Hair HestoratiTes,
Hair Oils, Ac, ail of which will be sold atthe
lowest price. Prescriptions prepared with
suitable care. ; , 1WB
GEORGE V1LLARB, Dealer In Dry
Goods, Groceries, Rats, Caps, Boots, Ws, Cro
ckery, Glass Ware. Also, wholesale 1 retail
dealer In Hardware, SaddieT, Nails, . Steel,
Drags, Medicines, Paints, Us, D,eai-a, Ac.,
Main st Ashtabnta. 1096
AMERICAN HOUSK, T. H. Boo Propri
etor, sosth side of the u. 8. A M. S. station.
This House has recently been refitted and Im
proved, and oners pleasant, eub-tantial and con-
-venient accommodations to persons stopping
over night, or for a meal, or for those from the
Interior, wishing suable accommodation for
'teams. The House is orderly, with prompt at
tention to gnests, and good table and lodg
Inge. FISK HOUSE, Aahtabnla, Ohio, A. Field,
Propria. or. An Omnibus running to and from
every train of cars. Also, a good livery-stable
kept In connection with this house, to convey
passengers to any point. 151
P. K. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula, O.
tiuOfllce Center street, between Main and
Park. ' ' 1048
G, W. NELSON, Dentist, Ashtabula,
7iii0.,- visits Conneant, Wednesday and
Thursday of each week: 1109
W.T. WALLACE, . .. Ashtabula, O.is
- tesion. He makes a speciality of
preparea to attena vo an uirewwuB iu w, y-
. Li .. BnoriulllT nf "llral KnK
eer?" and savmyrtne natural teetn.
WILLIAMSON k OriTBors, Saddle and
Harness Makers, opposite Flsk Block, Main .
.' Aahiaimla, Ohio, has on hand, and makes to oo
. der, la the beat manner,, everything in his
linl , 1W6
- C. FORE, Mannlacttirer and Dealer in Sad
iiJea, Harness, Bnd'ee, Collara, Trunks, Wnipe,
Ac. opposite Fisk Hosse, AshUbola, Ohio. 1016
. i' JEWELERS.
O.W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing
of all kinds of Wathces, Clocks and Jewelry.
Store In Ashtabula House Block, Ashttbnia, O.
IA51ES K. STEBBINS, Dealer in Watch
es, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver snd Plated Ware.
Ac. Repairing of all kinds: done well, and all
orders promptly attended to. Main Street. Asb-
- taenia Ohio.' 151
j' s. ABBOTT. Dealer in Clocks, Watches
Jewelry, etc Engraving, Mending and Be
neirinc done to order. Shop on Main-street,
Votjiiaat, Ohio. 688
. gABINET WARE.
JOHN prCRO, Manoiacturer of, and
Dealer lnFumifure of the best descriptions,and
- even variety. Also General Undertaker, snd
Manaftctnrer of Coffins to order. Main atreet,
KorUi Oi South Public Square, Ashtabula. : ;
f. 8.- BEAPHi Manniactarer aid Dcaleri a
FirstClasa Fnrnilrs, Also. General Underta
ker. ' I'83
TINKER if iPEBBV Mannfactnrers of
Stoves, Plows apd Coioffins, Window Caps and
Bills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, jBleigh
Shoes, Ac PhgmiK Foundry, AshUbola. 0. 1UM
ATTORNEYS 'AND AGENTS.
W. U, HUBBARD, Attorney and Counsel,
or atXAWeSice Ter Newberry's Drag Store,
Ashtabula, Ohio will practice In all the courts
of the State Cpjlectlng and Conveyancing
mde a specialty. '
IHEBHUN, HALL, SHERMAN, At
. torneys and Counseiors si L sw, Ashubula, O,
. will practice In the Coons of Ashtabula, lAks
LabaJI 8. bHXBXj.it, Thsodobi Hall.
" J. H. Bhxba. 1048
EPVflBD jt. FITCH, Attorney and Conn
seilorst Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio
Special attention given to the Settlement of Ks
tates, and to Conveyanning and Collecting. Al
so u all natters arising undo Ibe Bankrupt
Uw. r .
O. FIiHEH, JpsUce of the Peace and
Sntfor tbe HA franklin Fir.
Insurance Companies. Oftpe over J P. Bob
au,r Main St. Ashtabula. O. Ill
CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Conn
wllor at Law. Aahtabnla, Ohio. low
wax. Glass-Ware, Luip and Lamp-Trim-snings,
Petroleum, Ac, opposife the Ffek
t?t m of PainU, oUa. Varnishw,
BEOBttB C. HfjiB4RD,DealeTlnHard.
ware. Iron, BUl and Nails Sbpyes, Tin Plate,
(Sheet Iron, Copper and Zmc apd pianufac
tnrer of Tin eet Iron and Copper W are,
Flsk's- Block Ashtabala, Ohio. , io
asas. a a, u , , u;..,... -p-nfrnvr.fldrv
i Kinu's store, residense
pear Bt.Petar'a fijinrch. Ashttbnia.. O trOl
H. Fhsitt. Pref't. J.
er. Aatbortaed Capitel, $900.
SooTCash Capita! paid in $100,000. H. Fasstt,
j!b CnossT. 6. JS, Bbup, H J. jNrnuton,
Cnas. yaLA. " r. Ooou, jiircctors. ism
B. jqsxus. na. u l rui.,f,. v. . p . ,
HI a WTABrLA ' LOAN A8SOCIA"
TTIOtf--OAI'ITAL $100.0U0-OflIce Main St
next doorsouth of Flsk Honse does
GnuiKAj, Bahawo Bcerjiass,
Boys and sella Foreign and Eastern Exchange,
UOie, stiver, auu an &ii.u w v. V..-
Collections nromptly attended to and remlttea
xor onaay ui imjiuvuv, . .......... .
chance. Interest allowed on time deposits.
amim.n n.. r UnkKanl Tirenco Tvler.
J.'B. Shepa'rd. J. W. Haskell, H.L.Morrison,
F. SILLIMAN. Prut. A A. SOUTHWICK. Cath,
. 8. H. Farrlnrton. !
a j,fTf I WV MRnnfkMnrar nf TAth
Siding, Mouidiogs, Cheese Boxes, Ac Planing,
V.Lrhtn and Scrowl Sawing done on the
ahnvt.. nAtiM Rhfm on Main street, ouno
tie the Fnner Park. Ashtabula. Ohio. 440
FBEKCH tc -WEIBLEN M nnfactcrers
Dealers in all kinds of Leather In demand in this
nniwuit. PhMlf ffMIIlflArV. AflhtabU-
. . . Vt "hi b -
BY REEVES, Dealers in ursniieanu
Marble Monuments, Grave Stones. Tablets, Man
. 'tert Grates. Ac Buiktinr stone. Flagging and
Curbing cut to order. Yard on Center street.
KDWARD6. PIERCE Dealers In Clothing,
Hata Caps, and Genu' Furnishing Goods, Ashta
bula, Ohio. . . 1
W a 11 E K B I 1. C, T. HU1CMK U
' tall Dealers In Ready Made Clothing. Furnish-
ILL. Wholesale and Be-
inr Oonds Rata. Cane. sc.. Ashtabula . 11
SIRS. K. C. BICKABD, Mininery.A Dress
making. A choice lot of Hininerv goods and
tbe latest styles or Ladles and Children's Pat;
terns. Shop and salesroom over Mann A Noyes
store, (Center street, Asbmbnis. Ohio. lyliEW
197 BCILDIN4S LOT FOB. MIE!
Dealer in Water Lime, Stnoco. land Piaster.
Keal Ksute ii
EDGAR HALL, Fir and Life Inenrsnee and
.. KealBataie AjenUAtoo, Notary Pablic and Con-
vevancer. Omce over Sherman snd Hall'a Law
Office, Ashttbnia, Ohio. itMl
BAND BITER INSTITCTETstAnsttn
bunt Aahtabnla Co, Ohio. J. Tuckrman, A.
M Principal. Winter Term begins Tuesday,
-. Dee. 2d. Send for Catalogue. : 114tf
I. E. WATROUS, Painter. Glazier, sad
- Paper Hanger. All work done with neatness
' ind riefttiatch. H00
J. SUM. BLTTH, Agent for the Liverpool.
London A Globe Insurance Oe. Cash assets over
$20,000,000 Gold. In the 0. S. $3,600,000. Stock
hoiders also personally liable. 1918
BLAKESLEB tc MOORE, Photographers
and dealer In Pictures, Engravings, -Cnrottos,
, Ac. having a Urge supply of Mouldings oJvari
' ous descriptions, prepsred to frame anything
la the picture line, enhnrt notice sod to the
best style. Second floor of tbe Hall etera. tnd
door South of Bank Ma tin street. 1094
BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN. &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 2, 1863.
4nuirnis socth. V Bumnro nonrm. -
at-SBtB . .- STATIONS. . , . lUJXBUS-. 1
A. . r.H.
7 00 8 80
'7 13 S 43 .....
7 44) 8 11
8 Ml 4 90a. .
87, 5 Oij 6 40
9 59) 5 17j 5 55
10 99) 6 5ffl 8 96
9 85 11 801 9 40
.. Harbor . .
. Youngs town
..Pittsburgh.. a. a
a. .r. a.
an trains dally, except Sunday.
. F. R. MYERS. Gen. Fsss. Ticket Agent
T. .. .
1 45i 8 40
1 89 8 98
B 6M 7 58
11 61 80
11 lOj 00
10 6S 6 45
10 9M 5 00
7 00 1 15
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Dec 14, 1878, Passenger Trains
will run follows :
No. 9 No,4 No
Oil City East
xOll City West
z Reno ....... .
x Franklin. -. ...
s Stoneboro ....
Branch . .....
A AG W Cross..
9 8-7 05
- 8 08
. 9 071
- 5 SO
' 6 65
' 6 80
Trains stop only on SIgnall xTralns do not
Stop. xTelegrsph Stations. Cleveland Time. '
. The Way Freight trains stop st Jefferson th
going WeBt. at 8.45 P.M., and going East at 7:80
A, These trains carry passengers.
Passenger fare at the rate of (cents per mils;
to way stations counted in even half dimes.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov. 3d.
PULLMAN'S best Drawing'fooni
and Sleeping Coaches. comblnlna all
modern Improvements, are run through on all
trams from Buffalo, Suspension Bridge, Nisgara
Falls, Cleveland and Cincinnati to New York,
makine direct connection with all -lines nf fon.
eiga and coastwise steamers, and also with
Sound Steamers snd rail war lines for Boatra mat
otnernew noigiana ciuea,
- ' No.t.1 No.ix.- 'No. S."
STATIONS. Day Lighta'g Clncin.
- : Express. Express Express.
Dunkirk. ......L've. 8 95 A X 1 OSp.x. ;
Salamanca " 8 99 " 915 ......;
Clifton.......... " 440" 900 T80PX
Susp. Bridge.... - 4 fO 110 $60"-
Niagara Falls.... " 4 55 " 916 6 68"'
inffaio.. " 5 90 " 946 TF
Attica,. " 640" 410 "klW-'
Portage ,i, " 7 45 " 5 19 " 19 08 AX
HornellsviUe... ' t9 00 u 86 1 SO " '
Addison....;-.,., " 10 00 " 7 40 " 9 99 "
Bochester....... " 6 85 f 400 " 6 00
Avon " 6 90 " 445 " 7 00 "
BathM.l. i.i. i- " 8 08 " 705 " 11 97 r
Conring.t " 10 99" 806 " 960
Elnura .Arr. 10 51 " 8 88 f 8 99 p.x
Waverly " 11 80 " 9 98 " 4 06 "
Owego.. ..;..... 19 08 PX 1904 4 45 i.x
Binghamton " 19 49 " 1063 " 6 89 "
Great Bend 118 " 6 04 "
8nsqnehan'...-tl 88 " J148 - tS90 "
Deposit j.. " 9 95 " 19 97 4.x. 716 "
Hancock. " 9 69m 100" 745"
Lackaw'xen " 4 88 " , ....
Honesdale " 6 08 " 7. ... .... ....
Port Jervis " 6 95 8 48 " 10 15 "
Mddletown " 6 19 " 4 50 " 11 08
Goshen " 11 97
Patterson . " 8 09 " 640 " 1 03 p x
Newark......... ." 7 88 ", 9 06 "
Jersey City.... " 8 87 " 7 90 140"
New York... ' 8 66 PX 7 40 " 166"
Boston.........,, " 5 00 pm 6 OOP-x. U 90P.X
Dally, t Meal Stations-
Ask for tickets by way of Erie Railway..
For Sale at all the principal Ticket Offices.
xo. . axbott, uen, ran. Agent.
A.LL persons interested are hereby
notified that the nndersigned as the solicitor A
Agt. of the Incorporated vUlape of Ashtabula, did,
on the 3d day of December, A D. 1873, lleith the
County Commiasionersjof Ashtabula County, at the
regular session thereof, 6 petition in behalf of
said Village, asking that the following described
territory be annexed to said Incorporated Village
of Ashttbnia, to-wit :
All or the territory lying oeiween ne roiiowing
boundaries not already included within the lim
its of said village, to-wit: Beginning at a point in
the north-west corner of the said township of Ash-
taDuix on the soutn snore or uute ine, running
ikencs southerly in the west line of said township
to a point in the sorUi-westcorner of jot No. thirty-two
(32) in said (ownsnip thenee easterly in
this north line of lota No. thirty-oue:(81) and ihir
lywoiSJ), which is also the south line oflota No.
i i ana is, to the township line ; thence following
said township line northerly and easterur until it
intersects the east line of Section three (3) in
said township of Ashtabula ; thence northerly
along the east line of said Section three (3) to the
center of the main track of the Lake Shore A
Michigan Southern Railroad ; thenee sooth wes
terly along the center of said main track Uthe
east line of the Warren and Ashtabula Turnpike
Road as it now is ; thence northerly along the
east line of said Turnpike Road until it Intersects
the canter Of the Kuad running easterly between
lands new or formerly owned by juha Harmon
and Hciry Miirrejr ; (hence in a line due north to
the ahore of Lake &tie': tfaeoee westerly akmir the
north line of Asht&bula uvrsbip to the place of
balO vommissioners nave uauu iussuai, ths
TFNTH (10) DAT OP FXBBUABT, A. D. 1874, at 11
o'clock, A. M., as fhe day on which said petition
will be for bearing berbre them at the office of the
County Auditor at Jefferson, in said county, at
which aaid time and place any and all persons
Interested, are required to be present and make
such objection. If any tbey have, to said annexa
tion as they are by law entitled to make.
Dec 6, 1878. THEODORE HALL,
Solicitor and agent of tbe Incorporated Village of
Asuabula. . , . 6tlm.
IN PRICE OF. COAL l
rVO meet the demands and neces
JL sltles of tbe times, we, the onderaUrned, will
sell Coal for
at the following prices per toa V screened) at oar
yard sear L S. A M. S. depot:
BBIASC HILLXtunp $4.80
WICK A WK1XB' Lamp 4 t0
ANTHRACITE COAL, Btovsand Bgg.: 8.40 '
" Chestnut.. 7.90
Delivery i- 60
pm ' vttQXQ Biffjisfi,.;
lit... .! I I'll
THE MODERN MAIDEN.
Ifear thee.iuoJera iunidfu, . '.; ;
J Willi toy Iei" Rndknglby slinpe, .
Tdr I know tby slim proportions '
Are triAleor vrire aud tape; ' : '
; Yelsun-ljr Ltmre isomeUiinjj,: -
. A o to ipcak-rper-ie ;
But wbat tUiit eomtiliiug U remains
' A mystery to me. . , . . i
Tight gloves' pinch rip thy little bands,
And boota thy feet distress ; , .
; Though small thy ' head, 'tis smaller
made . . .1- .
By fashion's hurt compress ; ' '-
Tby Bkirt to drawn bo. snug by band .. 1
That thou cansl scarcely Wl i : !
Tby Tediugote does fit so eluse , ; t
I marvel thou canst talk.'
I judije that thou hast bones and blood,
And flesh to keep thee wasm,
' Bat bidden are they now in lhat '
: Attenuated form. : I ,.:.'.';.".'
." IIow dost thou shrmk upon thyself; j. ,
And so diminish all. . ,
-Thai tboti shoalilst from a massive maid
Become -Aceediiui small? "
Bo, I fear thee, modern maiden, .
With thy lean and"'grewsome" shape,
" And wondc-r how a walking-stick. "
80 closely rbotf cansl ape. '-' 1
But, seeing tliee thastank and long.i vl
. r And thinking on tby state,.,, -:
" J grant, at once, in foolishness -
" Thou canst be very' great. . '." ; ' Jn
N. Y. Graphic.
New Year's Eve.
BY CHARLES M. GREGORY.
The year go by with silent tread ;
And some are distant, some am dead,
'. That once were dear; ;
And, as I sat alone to-night.
And sadly watched the fading light. . i, j;
. The dying year, . ; (ll
Full maay a mem'ry or the tomb, ' '
Of many a mad and merry--time:;,:
Of funeral-knell and redding chime ' ,l
Came gath'riog iu the early gloom, : '1
And feces long torgot, were there, j
'' And Voices hushed forever spoke,
And recollectiri8 bard 10 bear ' '
- That tw ilight-revery awoke. '
These marks along the stream of yean, ,..
' These strokes npori the fatal bell, '
They are but moments of grief and tears.
To chime is but a funeral knelt ; '
For grief recalled i are . griefs renewed
again; . .
And joys rememembered they are
sadder yet. - -
Oblivion brings alone her joys to men, '
And happiness is only forgot. . j -
From the Phrenological Journal.
A CHAPTER OF LOVERS.
Can you imagine th feelings of a
bashful girl in company with her
first lover, especially when her heart
is yet unsmitten? ; I well remember
my feelings on such an occasion. I
was only fifteen years - old ; at the
time a dreamer, who built visiona
ry palaces and ; peopled them the
same way that I omit them an en
thusiastic lover of the beautiful, too,
whom every rude touch of the
world jarred, until the 'soul-harp
gave only strains " of discord a
would-be poet, aiming above the
common-place life I led. -My admir
er was a dumpy Englishman, .short
pf stature, with a nose like the mouth
of an inverted pitchtvehtirely too
large for his small head, which slant
ed . backward into a i sort . : of cone,
whose bare top resembled, the : peak
of a miniature mountain; little,
grayj twinkling eyes; a large mouth
and uneven teeth, framed !y very
thin lips. . ' ! I could not bear to look
at him, but he had a lady friend,
who was also a friend of mine, and
she was : intent on making" mateh
between us4,. I was often invited to
her house, and as often as I went I
found Jimmy , there. .y-1 provoked
both frequently by declaring that I
was unable to stay on account of
other engagements or being needed
at home. Though. I scarcely spoke
to my admirer, he followed ma like
a shadow, rising up before me in the
most unexpected places,' and follow
ingme when out on the street.' .How
I hated him! . Hate does not half
express -my 'feelings, "for people
plagued me about him, and delight
ed in making my face crimson bf
rude jokes, and then declare that
blushing was a sure sign of conceal
ed love. .- .i -- s
But even this torture had an end,
and thus it ended: Some Chinese
jogglers came to town one New
Year's day,' and Mrs. R. invited me
to witness tbe .performance in Com
pany with herself and husband. ' I
had never i'Been 'anythrng pf "the
kind. My mother "Was what ib term-i
ed a "hard-shell Baptist,'' and considered-jugglery
'the doings of thw
devil, and worldly amusements en,
tirely sinful hence we children had
had a very limited range of observa
tion. I was really pleased with the
invitation, and accepted it without a
thought of Jimmy. " - j I dressed in
my prettiest, suit -that night, and
viewed my happy face in the mirror
to see the effect. ; I was not experi
menting to charm ony one; still, go
ing to .that performance was an
event in my life. Promptly at sev
en o'clock I rang the door-bell at
Mrs. R.'s residence, i It had been
stipulated that I should call at that
hour, j Mrs. R. answered the bell in
person, taking trie into the parlor,
where her husband sat reading. Af
ter some delay, she . threw a . white
opera cloak around her and announc
ed her readiness to depart. Several
telegraphic glances were exchanged,
and I was beginning to wonder what
they meant, when Mrs. R. suddenly
exclaimed: . -.. . -.i .;
"Come out, Jimmy I we are wait
ing for you." .
aiicu out irom an anteroom popr
ped my admirer, dressed in his best
"bib and tucker." with a. "Good
evening," and au excrutiaiiag bow
tp me. , ., -. , v . , ,
I looked around foy a knot-hole,
with the wish thatl might crawl iq-
to one and draw rt, n after mej, buy
no knot-hole was to be seen. ,;, Only
the big nose nodding complacently,
met my -vision. .;
; I had not then') learned to say " j
Won't," (I can sav it flat annua-h.
now,), and ..when , Mrs, ; It. took her
nusbanasarm and bade .ugjfoliow
her, I obeyed -ith a feeling such, as
a criminal must have when being led
to tne eajtpwcv , j ., ,-, .. ,
"Will . you tekiB ;my arm?'', aBked
Jimmy, , . , . -,,' -
, For an answer I edged , to the
farthest side of the pavement, and
in my haste, stumbled and naarlv
, "Take mv harm; you will fall hif
you don't," making a motion of as
sistance. , . ..... r . , ,.,,,'..,
"I know how to walk," I snapped,
again edging from him. , ; ; :
"You hare hin a yery strange tem
per!" he remarked. ; .
Here he slackened his pace and
our eompanioni (jiuckcned taeiri, I
, "Hit his ha lovely night," he said
anon. (It was cloudy, cold and
"Looks like a storm," I ; returned.
'Too dark, to Bee anything." . ,jt.- r
; 'Hif you,would take ray harm bit
would be light henough.'' ' , . . ':
Then he stumbled. - . . . .
"The blind leading the blind," I
laughed. :,; -.; . :
t. "Love 'as the power hof making
all light." .: .; .r,: ;.:
.... "Jlkly mother says Vove is a jack-o'-lantern.
, I prefer a better light." : j
."What says your 'art?":-i -;:;"Itis5ilent.'f
.. "Hit hanswers, but jou will not
'ear. , f . You; 'ave. hideas hef future
freatness 'hiacompatible- with 'art
ou pass the email fish ha nibbling
hat your bait bin 'opes hof ha big
oae; but hi tell you big fish. bite hot!
small '-ooks without getting caught."
.: Our arrival at the theatre stopped
this interesting conversation. 1:0
.. Four seats in the dress circle had
been .secured, and the trio managed
affairs bo: that I sat; in the farthest
seat, witfr, 'Jimmy jbetween Mre. R.
and my8elf,;-:N i- 1
, :. Threet terrible hours passed. v. I
have a dim recollection of dark faces
and pig-tails, flying knives and danc
ing balls, discordant music . and flat
y-oioes ou one side of me; and en tbe
other the nodding .nose, -twinkling
eyes and love-sick tones of my ad
mirer; but' I ajn'j;ertairrof nothing.
I remember that 1 looked up with a
desiie'to fljy and' once,' whenia" poj
ficeman came1 nea'r, I almost whished
that he would arrest trie for some'
thing," and take' the1 away from my
companion: .' :A't last the curtain fell,
and the people arose '" " ,'
Take Jimmy's arm, ' or you ' ..will
get separated f rom' ns," said Mrs R.
to me,: taking.' th6 lead, leaning on
her husband's arm.
'.' But I did not heed her; and when
a hasty pair pushed between my lov
er and me, ' dividing us, I felt like
thanking them.' ' Jimmy " tried to
keep me in view, but' he was clumsy
and his nose impaired ,' his . perfect
Vision, I think, for I dodge behind
a pillar and he ' passed by "me, so
near,: that I could have touched him
without his seeing me.
'. I saw the three as I emerged into
the street," and heard Mrs. R. ex
claim: "What can have become of her!"
: An alley was near me, and., into
this I dodged, running down it until
I came to. another street,' when I
turned my face in the direction.' of
home. : Like a hunted animal, I made
my way! thither, scarcely daring to
breathe, until I was safe in' bed. In
the morning,,Mrs. R. called and be
rated ine for my behavior. 1 i It was
tbe last time that I el i-r spoke to her
or she to me.- I But u-w days later
I. received . a letter with some -ink-lines
scrawled on it, which I translat
ed thus; :):: v ' '' '-! -it
. "Miss yer; think yer air smart but
yu. air a.fule i wud have mad yu my
wife for all yu fee so crazy but 1 can't
stand yuf; puroeedings- yu thinkyu
air a Poit, bat i can tell yu that Fo
its don't grow on american soil, and
yule see the da that - yule wish yu
had married an Honest man like me
mylAdvice k to go - to work - and
don't be a rule yours in disgust; "J!
Strange as I may appeal1, 1 do not
tet regret that I did not marry him;
but I may reeret it vet. '! ' : i
-i About a year later I was beset by
a small, fat carpenter with a head as
round as a ball and as soft as an
oVr-ripe musknielon. I 'd6 riot lika
to keep company with Very small
men,'- even '1 if they are' jewels. "P'l
stand five feet four- inches in to
bootsj andr I ' do not -like 'to . look
down Oh a tnani " I want to look lap.'
if it is only5 :ah itich. " This carpen-
terj wh6 was - Jimmy number two,
was shorter than L: I disliked him;
but he had worked for my father
and" presumed on this to consider
hamself : privileged ' to ' call? 'at ' oar.
house. "He had a fashion of calling
on tne;!eVery Suhday, arid 'inviting
me 10 vhic a certain pars: wren nim.
Tweiity times or tnore he invited me;
but I invariably refused to go.' ''Stili
he did not take no" for an answer
Regularly as-'the Sunday came, -.his
little ' round head .bobbed into the
hou8e,' T)ringing the. never ceasing in
vitation on his tongne. Wearied at
last,' I asked my mother's' advice how
to act. ; ;
"Tell him that I do not allow you
to go out with gentlemen without
my.company," she said, "that will
silence him." ; . . ;
.. But she was mistaken. 1.
. . "Take your mother by all means.
I like to see girls careful," he said;
and I took" this word to her.
"Let us go,' she said, "we will
have some sport."
1 did not like the idea, but I went.
At the park my mother ordered
some ice-cream and cake for herself
and . me ; Jimmy . pleaded indisposi
tion, and took nothing.
"This, cream is delicious," said
mother, ' anon.' "More cream ; and
Then some other things were or
dered. My mother thought Jimmy
penurious, and was having her re
venge. '' Meanwbile our esoorfj -mov;
ed uneasily in his seat,' gasping , at
every fresh order.'. " My' mother , in
nocently inquired if he had a' flea on
him; but he shook his head in reply.
Finally' : she arose, and announced
her readiness to ' return ' home. The
poor fellow was very white around
the mouth by this titnej and now
reached out his hand as if to say to
us, stammering: ' ' ' ' " .'
"Ma'am, 'could you lend me a dol
lar or.ayj: i-1 wasen't prepared to
buy , only two. creams, j t didn't take
any myself on ,hat acoount. . i I sup
posed.' one cream .was all , anybody
wanted,",, . 1 - ,-,
,. "Dear; . meli how unfortunate!"
said she, "my money, is in my other
dress pocket.! I, !,-',
',ffVhat , shaU I .do?'' ; cried, the
young , man, in ; tones of dspora
tion. .,,!; . .,
I "Go to the office , and , arrange it
some way. It is near supper time,
and .we will not wait for your , com
pany." '.., i
: Qn the way home we laughed v
ery.tima we looked into each other's
faces, , .; j ; . .. - : ... . .
, But a cure was effected.. . Jimmy
number two never . called strain. I
afterwards learned from a mutual
ypi4&taaoi tbit ha tnwooi hi
1 1 -'Ji
beaver for the bill! and went home
with a chip hat that he bought from
ft: boy.' " He was also heard to make
the- remark that he was disenchant
ed. -: He' knew he uoultl never sup
port a woman ' who could eat so
' Passing other lovers, about whom
people saw comical things which for
some reason did not strike me as
being so absurd, perhaps it was be
cause I had more tender feelings
than of yore, I come to a lover who
annoyed me later fn life. ' He was a
youth of twenty, several years tuv
junior so tall that I had to look
twice to "see the top of his head;
thin' as a country editor's pocket
book; and as conceited as a Bantam
"rooster; : ' He delighted in thread
bare outer : clothes 'and dirty shirt,
and considered himself a genius of
high order., , He- worked for me in
toy printing: office; consequently I
was thrown daily in his Company,
atid though he did not tell his love,
his'-actions were enough to drive
one wild.- He had strange, dark,
gray eyes, which ' took - a terrible
wild appearance when he ' was' not
pleased,' and squinted np sickishly
when -ha got-iu' a' loving humor.
He had an ungainly nose, and Very
white teeth placed far in his mouth,
giviug'hiriv an uncomfortable look.
Then his straight dark hair, no lock
which . was ever guilty of even a
wave', generally stood on ends, each
individual hair, taking up life on
its 'own' account!, and spurning its
idioms: . ; : ; .
l 'He ' "was ! exceedingly attentive.
If I attempted to clear up my desk,
he weni to work at it too; If I Cross
ed the office for any 'article I want
ed, . he stumbled ahead of me and
brought it to me;' if I was making
up a book-form, he annoyed me so
by trying to hand'- me the' rules,
leads, quoins, &c, that I sometimes
ordered him out of my presence
only to find that he would not go;
and more he presisted in accompa
nying me home, in spite of my de
clarations that his attentions were
objectionable to me.' Once when I
was walking -on the street with a
gentleman, he had the audacity to
step : between us, ' and walk there
until I ': reached home. The next
"morning I found one of his poems
on my desk. I will give one verse
here as a sample:
"Though the day ' doth bear no song,
' ' And the nieht be dark and long.
When the storm clonds gather o'er the,
And the hail falls thick and fast,
Then I'll throw my strong arm round
A nd uphold the to the blaxt."
His voice was something between
the quacking of a duck and the fil
ing of a saw, sinking and rising
from high to low and low to high
along the scale, and ho was always
singing. . "Belle Ma Hone" was his
song. He would squint up his eyes
and look me in the face at the be
ginning, then turn them upward
with 7- ....
: ' . f'Meet me at Heaven's gate,
- Sweet. Belle Ma Hone'
I finally sent this ardent admirer
out to ;canvass for ;iny book. -. He
spent his commission and $50 of my
money,' then he got "stuck" in a
country town, and wrote to me for
assistance. But I let him sticks
Thia disgusted him." He wrote me a
farewell letter, informing me in an
underlined sentence that appearances
are., often deceitful. At last ac
counts he was much thiner in flesh
than ever. "Perhaps my readers
will be' surprised that after ; having
three -such ardent admirers I am
still . " " ' "
- "' "Wandering alone."
But so it is, and so it will be until the
end of time, unless well I might
as well out with it unless the Pro
fessor finds in his examinations some
one peculiary fitted to my "qaeer"
nature, '"who will take meat the
Professor's ' recommendation, when
I shall cheerfully consent to become
a victim to matrimony in- order to
further the progress of scienee.
- ."Mark my words,: Leone,
beau, ideal you'll never find:
estimate of . a man is too high."
"No, Arthur, it is but a great es
timate, and you have . no right to
judge me harshly, because I will not
throw my life away upon some so
ciety man of to-day. I am young
yet, but twenty you know, and there
is time enough yet."
"Yes, time enough Leone; ' "but I
agree with Arthur that you have too
high a' standard of manhood, a ro
mantic school girl admiration of
qualities that few, if any, may pos
sess." Complimentary, . very, to your
husband, sis; but I wish for my hus
band strength either of soul or body,
mind far above the average, and de
termination and purpose sufficient to
raise him from the level of the hu
man herd; add mark me, if I never
find such a one, I will remain Leone
Lightfoot an old maid fond of tea,
cats and gossip; but I see Charles
has brought my horse around, so au
The speaker was a woman of
twenty, queenly in form, and whose
face, though possessing character
beyond her years stamped thereon,
was radiant with loveliness. "
.. Robed in a dark blue riding habit,
which clung gracefully around her
superb form, and .the face half shaded
by the drooping plumes falling rorn
ber.jauuty cap. : Leone Lightfoot
was indeed what she appeared a
surpassing lovelv ; woman ; one who
had visitors by the score, for she was
rich , as-well as . accomplished and
beautiful, . ., , s . .
. Three years before she had ' been
lett, by the death of her parents, tin
der the! guardianship of her only
prptner, some ten years her senior,
and at' his clear aut country-seat in
New Yojk State she had lived the
idol., of society and the pot of Ar
thur . Lichtfoot and his pretty but
weak little wife. .
Between the three, Arthur Light-
foot. Leone and Mrs. Lightfoot, was
the conversation held that opens this
story, and the cause thereof was the
refusal by Leone of I lie heart, hand
and fortune of a worthy bachelor
. "She is incorrigible; the old Judge
would have made her a good hus
band," said Arthur Lightfoot to his
wife, after they had seen Leone
mouat and dash away at fall
"Yes, she'll never marrv, I fear,
sighed Mrs. Lightfoot, who always
echoed the sentiments of her hus
band. In the meantime, Leone rode on
at a pace that chimed in with her
humor, and an elegant horsewoman,
she held her steed well in rein, and
enjoyed the springing, fleet motion
as mile after mile was cast behind.
, But suddenly her horse shied vio
lently and gave a tremendous leap,
almost unseating his fair rider, who
recovering herself, spoke soothingly
to the frightened animal, and glanc
ed backward to note the object that
had so startled him,
- The color fled from her face as
her eyes fell upon the form of a man
lying on the roadside, and apparent
ly lifeless; but nerving herself by a
hard-drawn sigh, the brave girl
sprang to the ground and approach
ed the spot, gazing . intently down
into the pale upturned face.
The features were moulded .with
remarkable regularity, the partly
opened mouth displayed even, white
teeth, ; and dark brown hair and
moustache," presenting a marked
contrast to , the white face, from
which every tinge of color had
faded. Dressed in a light, summer
suit; Leone even then, discovered it
was well and stylishly made, while
the gauntlet gloves and riding-whip
proved that the stranger had been on
"lie has been thrown, doubtless,
but Ood grant he is not dead," ex
claimed the maiden, as she knelt be
side the prostrate form, and drew
aside the coat to place her hand up
on his heart.
With a cry of terror, she sprang
to her feet, her hand stained with
blood, for from his side a small stream
welled up slowly.
"He is dead, and has been murder
It was almost a whisper, and the
heavy lids raised from the dark eyes
eyes hlled with anguish, but yet
strangely dark and fascinating.
"Thank God. there is vet hone: be
quiet, sir, I implore you, and I will
aid you all in my power," exclaimed
Leone, and drawing her habit around
her, she ran rapidly a few paces
down the road to where it was cross
ed by a small stream, and saturating
her handkerchief returned, and with
out hesitation drew aside the cloth
ing and placed it upon the wound
a small bullet wound in the left side,
over the heart.
You must keep perfectly quiet,
and I will soon return," she said.
sof tly, hardly knowing whether she
was heard or not, and then in an in
stant she was irher saddle, dashing
at her utmost speed towards the
Dashing like the . wind up to the
door, and startling quiet farmer Jes-
sop and his tamuy nearly out of
their wits, Leone cried:
Mr. Jessop, let your son ride at
once to Dr. Wells and tell him a
gentleman lies dangerously wound
ed on the road near Hillside Spring;
tell him to come there at once, and
you, Mr. Jessop, please come on with
your carriage, and bring all that you
Every one in the country knew
and loved Leone Lightfoot, and rap
idly her orders Vere obeyed, which
observing, she wheeled her foammg
horse and again sped away upon her
return to the wounded stranger.
lhere he lay lust as she had left
him, but groaning slightly, and each
instant dampening the blood-stained
handkerchief, the girl awaited the
coming of the surgeon.
W ould they ever comer she
thought; but when at length, when
it seemed hours instead of minutes,
the sound of wheels broke on her
ear, and the next instant the surgeon
drove up at a rapid pace.
"You are a , noble woman, - Miss
Lightfoot, and if this man lives he
owes his life to you," said the good
old phvsician, as be approached and
knelt beside the prostrate form.
"But will he live, Doctor?"
For some minutes no reply was
given by the man 01 science, who
carefully probed and examined the
wound, but then he said, slowly:
"It is a serious injury ha! here'l
have the ball; yes, I hope he will
live;" and Dr. Wells took from the
wound a small bullet, while he con
Now he needs the most careful
"lie shall have it. Tbank woo,
here comes Mr. Jessop," and imme
diately after the carriage drove up,
and telling the doctor to come on
with the wounded stranger to her
brother's house, Leone again mount
ed her horse and rode cn to have all
in readiness for his arrival.
It was weeks before the stranger
was sufficiently recovered to tell. Ms
story regarding the wound that had
so nearly proven fatal to him, and
then by careful nursing, he inform
ed Leone, who had been untiring in
her devoted care of him, that his
name was Clarence Ainslie was an
Englishman who neariy a year before
had come to America, and purchas
ing a few acres of land in the West
made it his home.
: He also stated that bnsincss had
called him to New York, and that
while enjoying a horse back ride he
had been suddenly fired upon, was
thrown to the ground, and had an
indistinct remembrauce that some
onewas robbing him, for his watoh,
pocket-book, and all valuables he
had about him were gone.
That Clarence Ainslie was no or
dinary man Leon Lightfoot knew
when she first saw him lying by the
roadside, but that he . would ever
possess the power to control her life
she had not believed.
But so it was, for each day proved
to her that she had met her beau
ideal : and vet was he for her?
Might he not already be married.
The thought chilled her very
heart: and vet. when she saw the
dark fascinating eyes turned upon
her with admiration and reador
hoped she did therein a deeper, ho
lier ferlinc. Leone felt happy, and
longed to be a very slave, and be
come a mere automation to me e
nriiiA of Clarence Ainslie.
Now. Arthur Lightfoot and his
pretty wife looked upon him as a
imnr Enfflish emigrant, a petty
western farmer, and did not like the
;,w that ho ahould whollv control
not blind to ner
wounded man. - - 1
Still they could not admire the
courteous manner of their stranger
guest, when, after six weeks, he suf
ficiently recovered to join them in
the parlor and at dinner." " ,
That he had been reared a gen
tleman was evident, and that he had
traveled and seen - something . of the"
world was also evident, as also that
Mr. and Mrs. Lightfoot had never
seen a handsomer, man, they ' were
compelled to admit; but that Leone,
the belle, the heiress, and- most
lovely, woman of the day, should
love an unknown and poor English
manbah! the thought, even, was
When the trunk of Clarence Ain
slie arrived, for he had sent for it as
soon as he was able to speak, Mrs.
Lightfoot paced around it for half
an hour in the vain endeavour to
find something plebian about it; but
the trunk was a good one, English
make, and bore on it simply the let
ters "C. A., England. '
With a disappointed look the lit
tle woman ordered, it sent to the
sick man's room, and sought her
"Arthur, Leone really loves that
wounded man,, and what will become
of it all!"
"It is Leone's romance, little wife;
she will recover from it; a few tears
at parting"; hard riding for her poor
horse; a few sentimental songs, and
all will be over." '
"But, Arthur, suppose it should
not be; suppose he should love her;
for you know he's poor and she's
rich what then?"
"Well, he Cannot have her, that's
all," and Arthur Lightfoot went out
for a drive.
At length the hour came for Clar
ence Ainslie to depart, for no lon
ger could he impose upon the kind
ness of his host and hostess, and, de
termined to leave that evenidg, ' he
aeked to see Leone alone.
With pale face but quiet man
ner, the young girl entered the room,
and stepping forward Clarence Ain
slie said feelingly:
Miss Lightfoot, no longer can I
impose upon your kindness, and to
night I leave you. Shall it be for
ever?" No answer came, and the English
"To you I owe my life, and to you
I wot43dedicate the years that yet
remain.-' lam uuknown to you a
stranger in a strange land and yon
have but my word for it that I of
fer you a love that never was offer
ed to woman before, ' a hand and
heart that has never sinned inten
tionally against a fellow ' being.
Will you accept what I have to of
"You will trust me: take ine as I
am; and become my wife?"
No other word was spoken, but
two hearts were perfectly happy.
Of course Arthur Lightfoot and
his wife objected and decidedly re
fused, but Leone was determined.
It was no romance with her, and
when she flatly told them she would
marry Clarence without their con
sent, they made a virtue of a neces
sity and gave m it to consoling tnem-
selves with the thought that, after
all, his being a stranger and a poor
man was really the only faults that
they could find in him. , .;
At the request oi tne parties most
'interested it was a quiet wedding,
just six months after the meeting of
!the lovers, and irr. wells and far
mer Jessop's. family were. only in
vited, and to this day the . good old
lady had not ceased to gossip about
!the magnificent trousseau the bride
had, and the quiet happiness that
ahone in the eyes of the young
It had been decided that the bri
dal tour should be to Europe, and
Clarence Ainslie Baid that business
would call him there soon, and Mr.
and Mrs. Lightfoot had been per
suaded to accompany them; no the
day after the wedding tne JN ew
York steamer bore a happy quartet
from the land of free America. '
Arriving safelv in England, a few
days were passed quietly at the ho
tel, and , then, by -invitation from
Clarence Ainslie, the party started
out to visit the spot where be had
passed his boyhood days.
lhrougn tne meadow lands and
lovely country the carriage drove,
until suddenly Clarenee; who was
driving, wheeled into a grand gate
way leading to the supurb country
but of some man of wealth.
A few moment more, and the oar-
.. .. n
nage drew up betore tne mamie
steps of an elegant mansion one of
those rambling structures often
found in England and springing
lightly to the ground, the English
man said, while a merry ngni twin
kled in his eye.
"Leone, I welcome you to your
home and Mr. and Mrs. Lightfoot,
LordClarerrce Ainslie begs that you
willaccept the hospitality of Ain
slie Castle." ;
Tears fell in the beautiful eyes of
Leone. Arthur Lightfoot'a cheek
colored, but he was silent, while
after a second s hesitation his wife
"Clarence Ainslie, you are a
cheat. ' Why, I thought you were a
Western farmer "
"That was all the land I owned in
America. I purchased it and built
a shooting box thereon, because I
was fond of your Western sports,
and iu America I was simply Mr.
Ainslie; here I am Lord Clarence, of
Ainslie Castle. Am I forgiven?"
Reader, we all have to much hu
man nature now a days, to for a
moment suppose the deception prac
tised was not pardoned by one and
all; in fact Mrs. Lightfoot says she
likes ta be deceived, and in this
case Arthur echoes the opinion of
his wife." -
Ovkkorkss, It is to be feared at the
present day that the women of the
upper circles are spending fortunes
011 the toilette, which good mothers
of former times would have saved to
endow their children; that less weal
thy women are bringing a certain
misery to many a home by emula
ting the classes above them; whilst
those of humbler rank, rushing ea
gerly in the same mad race of vanity,
exhaust the surplus means that used
,o ht UU bj fat 1 mr?it pcrtlo?,
or "a rainy oay; . and so the mis
chievous folly descends. Mothers
should be On the alert to guard their
daughters, against It. Elder sisters
fehould not forget that young eyes
are looking at them as examples, and
are much more impressed by the mod-'
els before them than by any amount
of "good advice,'' Nothing is of
jgreater importance than the compan
ionship permitted to young- girla.
Not only do overdressed companioM
Induce the rrish in .themselves , to
(overdress, but if the gratification ia
Idenied, "covetousness, envy, hatred
nd all nnchntablenes8 are very
likely to find birth in heart that
might be full of better leeunga, .v,veu.
undue love of overdress Has Deen on
ly too frequentlyJtbe" cause of ruin,
both of and soul.'
, To the memory of Patrick Connor this
simple stone was erected by his fel
low workmen." . .. .. .
These words you may read 'any:
day, on a white slab, in a cemetery
not many miles from New york; but
you might read them 1 a hundred
times without guessing the: littla
tradegy they indicate, . without
'knowing the humble romance which
ended with the placing of that
stone above the dust of one poor and
honest man. ' ' .
In his shabby frieze jacket and
mud laden brogans, he was scarely
an attractive object, as he' walked
into: Mr. Bawn's great tin andhard
' ware shop one day And ' presented
himself at the counter with an Iv'e
been tould ye advertised for hands,,
yer honor." ' , .'
"Fully supplied,' my man.' said
Mr. Bawn, not lifting his head from
his account book. . . . - ,
"I'd work faithfully, sir, and take
low wages till I conld do better, and
Fd learn stady I would that." -
It was an Irish brogue, and Mr.
Bawn always declared that he aever
would employ incompetent hands
yet the tone attracted him. .He
turned briskly, and with his pen be
hind his ear, addressed the man, -jfho
was one of the fifty who . had an
swered his advertisement for four
hands that morning. .
"What makes you ' expect to
learn faster than other folks? Are
you any smarter?" . ; . .
"I'll not say that," said the man?
"but I'll be wishin' to, that 'ud be
make it aisier."
"Are you used to the work?"
"I've done a bit of it." ' .
: "Much?" . . . ... j
"No yer honor. I'll tell no lie.
Tim O'Toole hadn't a place like
this, but I know a1it about tins."
' '"You are too old tor an apprent
ice, and you'd be in the way, I cal
culate," said Mr.. Bawn, looking' at
the brawny arms and bright, eyes
that promised strength and intelli
gence; "besides I know your country
men are lazy, good for nothing fel
lows, who never do their best. No;
I ve been takeu in by Irish hands 'be
fore, and Iwon't have another."
"The Virgin will have to be after
bringing" 'em over in her two Arms,
then," said the man, desparingly,
for I've thramped all day for the last
fortnight, and niver a job can I get;
and that's the last penny 1 have yer
honor, and that's but a half one."'
As he ' spoke be spread his palm
open with an English half penny
upon it. .
"Bring whom over?" asked Mr.
Bawn, arrested by his speech, as he
turned jupon his heels and turned
back again. .'.'','
"J 1st Nora and Jamesy." . .
"Who are they?" . '
"The one's me wife and the other
me child," said the man. "0 mas
ther jist try me. How'll I bring
'em over to me, if no one will give
me a job? I want to be aiming, and
the whole ' big city seems agia it,
and me with arms like them.
He bared his arms to tha shoul
der as he spoke, and Mr. Bawn .
looked at them and then at his
" I'll hire you for a week,' said he.
and it's noon, go down to tbe kitch
en and tell, the girl to get your din
ner. A. hungry man ean work.
And with an Irishman's blessing
the new hand obeyed, while Mr.
Bawn, untying his apron, went up
stairs to his own meaL
Suspicious as he was of the new
hand's integrity and ability, ha was
agreeably disappointed. Connor
worked hard, and actually learned
fast. At the end of the week bV
was engaged permanently, and soon
was the best workman in . the shop.,
He was a great talker, but not fond
of drink or wasting money. ' As nia
wages grew he hoarded every pen
ny, and wore the same . shabby
clothes in which he had first mads
his appearance. Beer costs money,
he said one day, and ivery chit I
spend puts off the bringing Nora and
Jamsey over; and as for clothes.
these I have must do me. ' Better
no coat to my back than no wife
and boy at my fireside, and anyhow
its slow work saving.
It was slow work, out ha kept at
ii all the same. Other men, thought
less and full of fun, tried to .make
him drink, made a jest of his saving
habits, coaxed him to accompany
them to places or amusement, or to
share in their Sunday frolics. All
in vain. Connor liked beer, liked
fun, liked" companionship; but ha
would not delay the long looked for
bringing of Nora over, and was not
"mane" enough to accept favors oi
others. He kept his way, a. martyr
to his own wish; living on iittls,
working at night on any extra lob
he could earn a few shilLiaga br;
running errands , in his noontide
hours of rest; talking to any one who
would listen to his great hope, of
Nora and little Jamesy,' 1 " '
At first tne men, vrno prided
themselves oa being tSl Americana,
and iu turning out the beet work in
the city, made Connor sort of a butt,
whose Irish ways and verdancy were
often indeed laughable. 'But he
won their hearts at last, and ' when,
one day,' mounting 'hi workbench,
he shook his little bundle, wrapped
in a red 'kerchief,, before their eyes
Look, boys; Iv'e got the whole af
last, and am going to bring Nora
and Jamesy overat last. - VhercoJ
Iv'e got it! -
All felt a sympathy of his joy.
PAT CONNOR. Continued on fourth page.