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VOL. X. AUGUSTA. MAINE, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST S, 1879. NO. liM*.
Cbe JUmubec Journal.
I'ubll.hnl Hi AuoimTA, MAINE, W'atrr Strict foot
Oic.iurt, by NPNAoVK k non.
Daily Kennebec Journal,
Issued every morning, except Sundays. It contains
tUe latest news b> telegraph and mail, giw* reports
of Markets, uud has carefully prepared politicul and
I«»chI articles, and a generous amount ot farming,
home uud miscellaneous rou.iing with u full compila
tion of State news.
Terms, $7 per annum in wleaiu'*, $8 If payment
Is uot made w ithin the year. Single copies 6cents, to
he had at the bookstore* aud at this office.
Advertisements inserted on reasonable terms. Kates
may be had ou application at till* office.
Weekly Kennebec Journal,
Published every Wednesday morning, is the largest
folio paper in the Stute, aontuiniug new*, political ar
tides, agricultural ami scientific matter, tales, poetry,
anecdotes, household matter, marketi, AAc.
Terms, f .‘ pi r annum in in/ranre.
Transient Advertisements, *.'.<*) |>er Inch for fir-t
Week ; 50reals per w eek for each subsequent insertion.
Special Notices, f*er inch for first week; 60
cents per week for each subsequent week.
Business Notices, in reading columns, JC cents ja r
liue for first Insertion; 10 cents ,.er line for euch sub
FOR 'I'll if
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The following Advertising Agents are authorized
In receive subscriptions and advertisement* for the
KknxkBKC JOI RB IL:
BOSTON : : : : : S. M. PKTTMSHili . A t o. lOState
S K. XtLM, No. dTremont St.
T. r. Kvann, 2!t‘i Washington St
Hokai K LK»iii>, 2.W Washington
MKW YOKK : : : Dai on A f’o., 191 Fulton St.
tiKo. P. Kowki.l. A Co., 4o Purk
Jamkm II. B VTK». 41 Pa»k Kow.
W. W. SitAKt*K A Co.
S. M. PKTTK.xcm.1. A Co.,.17 Park
PHILADELPHIA N. W. AYKR A Sox.Times Bld g,
Chestnut and 8th streets.
8. M. Pit ITKNC. li.L A 10., 701
(’host nut Street.
NEW HAVEN, rONN . II. B Hi Ha\Rl»,City Bank
CALL AT ONCB
and see the Parlor Organ
Hunt Is selling for $00.00.
New Style and Warranted
CURE BY ABSORPTION!
Wittai Dating—The Better Wiy.
LIVER AND AGUE FAD
— axi» —
( Medicinal Abiorplire
a I Bon 1' ,<• FOOT PLASTERS,
3 | and ABSORPTIOX SAL T
i /or Medicated Foot Hath.*.
These remedies, which are the sole exponents of
the Cure by Absorption oh opposed to l>o«
|Bg, have been proved the cliea|*est and Most Rjfre.
tudi Remedy for All Dteenees ArMmy
' jOfofari* or a Disordered Htomaek or Lirer,
pAd It la a well-known fact that nearly all the diseu*- |
es that attack the human body can be traced directIv
or indirectly to these two organ*.
It U kuowu by actual rrperitnee that there is no
disease that attack* the youth or adult of both sexes ,
that can even he modified b> the use of drugs, but
that can be acted on in a far more satisfactory and
permanent mauner by the HOLM AS Ll\ EH CAD
Nnmbfrlrtttt Cn*c*, Finally Af
kMWlMlged to b» Beyond the
■each of Medicine have been
Naifd under tbc Mild Action of
These Remedies Alone.
HOLMAN LIVER PAD C0.t
117 and 119 Middle Street, Portland, Maine.
Partridge Bros., Agents for Augusta, Me.
julyir t&wtlllsept 1
Kennebec Savings Sank
Thla Bunk In not required to make
returns to A*M»A«or*«
Deposit* matte on or before the loth day of any
month ieUl be dated baeL to the first day oj the same
On Kir it Mondav in May and November of each
year a dividend will be made on ail deposits standing .
at those dates, which huve been on deposit one full
Money deposited in Saving* Bank* is not to b<
vAxedto depositor* hereafter.
Dividend* as soon as declared art added totlie |»;in
elpal, thus compounding tlie interest every six
Loan* made to depositor* on depositing their Rank i
Book as security.
OAce In Freeman's Bank Building.
RUSSELL EATON, Treasnrer.
W. F. HALLETT, Uresideut.
Augusta, Jan. 1 187V._aujvf&wtl
WILLIAMSON & GREENWOOD.
Old Pipes Repaired, New Work put
in, and Bath Rooms fitted up
and warranted in every
A l»r*e atoek of plumbing good* kept constantly on
hand, which we will (toll lower than the tame quality
can be bought elsewhere. I’leaae call and get prices.
IN"o. 0, Union "Block.
Powder, Shot, Puse,
Oaus, Wads, Shells.
Cartrldgaa ot All Kinds.
For aale very cheap loroaah.
8AFF0KD A (JO., 101 Water 81.
kpItW Ilf __
Onrmar firido* and h afar St
WATCHES ! JEWELRY !
Pure Coin Silver Spoons, Fine Silver Plated
Ware and Spectacles !
LAJtGEST STOCK !
LOWEST PRICES ! !
124 WATER ST., AUGUSTA, ME.
The Hallowed White Granite!
Special attention given to the manufacture of
Monuments and all kinds of Cemeterv and Build
M The proprietor* of tne Hullo well (iranite Quarries are
now prepared to execute all kind* of w ork in their own
or other granite, in the finest style, in the shortest po**i
hie time, and at :he VERY LOWEST TRICES. Or
igin fur.tUlie 1 free of expense to our patrons.
Call and Examine our Works and get
Address HALLO WELL GRANITE CO.,
nm lot mm mm
TIIE OLDEST MASS. COMPANY.
10J#*» Member*. f 57,000,000 Insurance.
The feature* ol the Company are
1. —It# entire mutuality.
2. —The character of ir* investments.
1 .1.—The liberality of its treatment of retiring mem
4.—It* selection of risk* as developed by its past
5—The duplication of the Mass. Non-forfeiture law
to its policies, whereby every member is entitled to
insurance according to it* provision*.
Information as to rates can lie obtained on upplica
tionat theottire of the Company, or of any of it* agent
in the principal cities and towns of the Common
wraJth. &Hh aiiuuul report now realty for distribu
BEN.!. F. STEVENS, President,
inarlofeo-b'iiu Jos. M. (ilH'tLNS Secretary
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET
NICE FRESH SALMON.
We keep our market w* II supplied with
All Kinds of Fresh Fish,
in their season. Also
Smoked, Pickled, Canned
and Dry Fish,
Lobsters, Oysters, and Crackers.
Everything First Class.
SALMON WE MAKE A SPECIALTY.
Orders Delivered Promptly at
Centra! Fish Market.
SMITH, U’RltillT & (0.
N E W METHOD
Cheap, Durable, Effective!
Messrs. Williamson A Greenwood,
having made arrangements with parties in Boston
are ^repan d to
Heat Buildings With Steam,
Bv a new process, ami at much leap cost than by any
of the «id tin t hods, and will make it ni» obj«**t for
those desiring 10 heat their house* to cull on them.
Having a large stock t.(Plumbing Goods on hand '
purchased for cash, we have lieen able to compete
with other parties, botu in the State and out; and
have done inoie work in the plumbing line this sea
son than ever before. We are prepared to consult in
regard to plumbing and ventilating buildings, both
In town or any part of the state.
Williamson & Greenwood.
Augimta, Oct. 8. 1B78. octtfttf
Furniture Selling Cheap!
WHIPPLE'S, H ALLOWELL'
I bave on timid a large stock of Furniture, of every \
i description, ('mi give Parlor Seta upholstered to or
der Chamber Sets painted to order. ItepaiHngof all
('all early, nnd secure good bargain*.
G. O# WHIPPLE
Hiillon. il. May IS, ro. :tt
SALEM LEAD COMPANY,
Warranted PI Hi: 1VH1TK LEAD_Wei
known throughout New England aa the WHITEST,
FINEST and BEST.
LEAD TAPE, 5-8 In. wide, on reel, for Cnrtatn
LEAD RIBBON, from 2 1-2 to 8 luchca wide on
eel, lor Buildera.
LEAD PIPE, of any die or thlcknera.
At R>e l/iwe»t Market Priori for good* ot equal
qnalltr. FRANCIS BROWN,
inarKM WASfcwly Treasurer, Salem, Man,.
Uailroatjs anti Steamboats.
Augusta, Bath, Mouse, Capitol,
Squirrel and Five Islands, Ocean
Point and Boothbay.
THE FITE STEAMER
CAPT. E. C. McCLINTOCK.
Tuesday and Friday Morning* will leave
Augusta at 6 A. M.) f ** „ „ . -
llaflnwpll ” fl.SO •• lM.mr.( ap tol A
f.ardiner “7 '• f„r
Richmond " b. 15 •• c Vh .. *
Hath -#.45 “ j l 1,0o,hbav
RKTtRNlXf* will leave Boothbay at 1.50 I*. 31. for
Ocean Point, Squirrel, Mouse aud Capitol Islands,
leaving Itatb at 4 o'clock hi the afternoon, for Rich
mond, Gardiner, llallowell and Augusta.
Wednesday and Saturday leave
Augusta at 10 A. 31.) f Five Islands,
Hallo well •* 10.25 “ 3fouse, Capitol k
Gardiner “11 “ f ^or » Squirrel Islands,
Richmond “ 12.15 I*. 31. ( | Ocean Point aud
Bath “ 1.46 “ J [ Boothbay.
.Monday andTliuradny, returning,leave Booth
hay at 7 A. 31., for Ocean Point, Squirrel, Mouse,
Capitol aud Five Islands, leaving Rath at l*.45 for
Richmond,(iardiner, llallowell and Augusta.
Day's 1n»\n s—Augusta to Boothbav,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday aud Saturday
Day s Pi*—Boothbay to Augusta,
Monday', Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Sinoi.k Tk'kktm Each Way*.
Augusta to Richmond. 40 cts.; to Rath, 75 eta.
llallowell “ 55 •* •* (*, ••
Gardiner “ 25 " “ 50 “
Richmond to Bath. 55cents; t«» Boothbav, 75 cents.
Augusta, llallowell and (iardiner, to Islands and
Boothbay, $ 1,00.
Tk kkts kok Roi .ni> Trips,—Goon i nth. Skp
Anrtista to the Islands or Boothbav, $1.75
llallowell “ “ ** 1.(15
Gardiiier “ ** “ 1.50
Richmond, “ ** “ 1.25
Bath same as «>ther routes.
Family tickets sold at greatly reduced rates. Spe
cial rates to excursion parties.
All Freight and Baggage must have the owner's
name aud place of destination on the same, or it will
not la* received on board the steamer.
Greatly Reduced Prices.
THE AUGUSTA HOUSE
Has heeu thoroughly repaired, renovated, painted
outidUe aud inside, reopened to the public, and no
pains will b«- spared to secure the comfort aud con
venience of guest!).
I*rlc-c»«, TruiiMif-ut Travel,
S2.00 Per Day.
Commercial Travellers, Lawyers and others atteud
ug the courts
•*Sl .50 Per Day.
Board for single gentlemen or ftunilie, at reurona
ble r»lei>. A free coach ruu, to and from all train,
and boat,, leaving the Pont Office at lg.dO P. M.. each
day, tor the further accommodation of gue,t,.
CHARLES MILLIKEN, Proprietor
•IAMBS B. STKTSON, Clerk.
WILLIAMSON A GREENWOOD’S,
3ro. G, Union Block.
b1. b i*Kif‘h!^/T I ^TV! h1.
keeps the LATRST MUSIC out and all kinds of
AAInm J. BOWS a SON. m a l» W<M« ft., FhMmntu ra
Hallmans ana jftfamfcoata
Maine Central Railroad.
Vhttmjv o/' Time.
On and after MONDAY , JI'N K.'iotli, 1870, trains w ill
For Portland and Boston at 0.00 A. M. and 10.00
M.; 1.40 and 10.6m 1\ M.
For Rockland, ti.ou A. M. and 10.00 A. M.
For Farmington, 10.00 A. M.
For Bath, Lewiston and Portland, 0.00 A. M. and
10.00 A. M. and 1.40 P. M.
For Waterville and Skowltegan, 3.60 P. M.
For Belfast, l>exter and Bangor,3.60 P. M., and2.22
Gardiner Accommodation Train.
AruraTA To i.aiihim i;.
A. M. P. M. P. M.
Augusta, lv., " - 8.40 3.22 6. o
lUtllowell, lv., 8.4M 3.3m 5. 58
(■ardiner, ur., 0.06 3.65 6.66
OAKDIJtKB TO ACOt'HTA.
Cktfdiner.lv., 8.00 l.Ou 4.46
Hallowell.lv., 8.1m 1.1m 5.02
Augusta, ar., 8.25 1.25 5.10
For Boston, Portland and way, 10.30 A. M
For Skowhegan, Bangor and wav, 12.50 I*. M
Due front Boston, Portland and wav, 12.30 P. M
Due from Bangor,Skowrhegnu and wav, 10.02 A. M
PAYBOX TK KER, Nupt.
Portland, June 27th, 1870.
STAR of the EAST.
'\I7’ILL com nonce her regular trip* from the Ken
?f nebec, THURSDAY', April J4, 1870, and will
until further notice, run a* follow*:
Leaving Gardiner every Mumlai and Thursday at
:tnVliK'k, Kichtnond at L and Hath at ti I*. M.
Meals on board steamer, 50 cent*.
THE NEW STEAMER DELLA COLLINS
Will leave Augusta from the company's new wharf,
foot of Winthrop street, at Y» M., llaHowell at 1.45 1*.
M., connecting with the above boat at Gurdiner.
For further particulars inquire of
W. J. TUCK, Agent, Augusta.
Office at LongfcHotr A Sanborn'*, if'ater St.
Augusta, April 18, 1870. apllOftf
AUGUSTA to BOOTHBAY
Via Railroad to Bath.
Eastern Steamboat Co’s.
Summer Arrangement Commencing Satur
day, July 5, 1879.
Leave BATH at 8,10 A. M; 3 P. M.
•' BOOTHBAY at 7.30 V M.. 3 P. M.
Making close connection with morning train from
Augusta, ami 6 1*. M. train from Hath. Landing at
Squirrel Island, Mouse Island. Capitol Island and
Ocean Point, twice each way daily. Change boat*
at Mouse island, for Capitol Island and Roothhav.
Parties above Augusta take the afternoon boat from
Fare from Acch’mta to Roothii ay nr the I*i.asi»s
and return, (2.00. K rom Gakim.nkk and IIai.i.o
well, $1,70. family ticket* sold at reduced
II. W. .WANTON, Treas.
W. W. MASON, Ag’t.. Bath. julytiftf j
Yew York & Yew England R. R.
ALLYN’S POINT LINE.(Every Day.)
LIMITED TICKETS BETWEEN BOSTON AND
EITII Eli WAY, FOB
Sold only at 206 Washington street, at depot foot
of Summer street, Boston, and at Pier 40, North liiv
er New York. Train leaves Summer street depot,
Boston, at ti P. M., wet k davs and Sundavs, connect
ing at Allvn'a Point P.1.1 P. M., with steamers i itv \
of New York or City of Boston, arriving in New York
at ti A. M.
lieturning, steamer leave* Pier 40 North River at
5..10 1*. M. arriving in Boston ft A. M.
This i* the only .Sound Line mulling Sundav s at
Mate-room* at n«iml price*. Berth* free, i
KuppcriiO Cents. Drawdug Boom* Cliitlr*
30 rent*. Nil" mile* without a *tnp, the
longeil run made by uuv traiu iu ,\rw
Connecting train make* no stop at any station be
tween Bostou and the boat. No stop-over allowed.
Ticket* good only on da> of sale lor continuous pas
sage and by connecting bout.
CIMRlij P. ( LARK, A. C. KENDALL,
General Manager. Gen. Pass. Agent.
OF TIIK FOPri.AR
TO NEW YORK,
OPENS APRIL28, FOR THESEASON OF1879.
ONLY 42 MILES OF RAIL.
Steamboat Kxprciw Train willleave Boston & I’rov
idenre Railroad Station daily ,Sundays excepted) at
6 Connect at Fox Point wharf, Providence,
with tile Kutlrely Yrw and Magnificent
and the wdl known and popular
STEAMER RHODE ISLAND,
Arriving in New York at ft \. M. This Is the only
line affording a delightful sail through
ganwett May by daylight.
Returning leave Pier 20, North River, at .r» P.
M., arriving in Boston at 7 A. M.
Yo Intermediate landings between Prov
idence and Yew fork.
Ticket* and State Rooms can l»c secured at Com
pany'* office, 214 Washington, corner State street,
and at the Boston & Providence Ruiiroad Station.
.1. W. RICHARDSON. Agent, Boston,
A. A. FOLSOM, 8npt. B. k P. It. R. aprtfteodftm
Maine Steamship Co.,
Semi-Weekly Line to Sew York.
Steamers Eleanora and Franconia,
Will, uniil further notice, leave
f Franklin Wharf, Portland, everv
MONDAY and THIRSDAY. at
6 o'clock, I*. Mand leave Pier .18,
KMt River, New York, every MONDAY u lid Tlll'RS
DAY at 4 P. M.
Theae Steamers are fitted up with fine accommoda
tions for passengers, making tills a verv convenient and
comfortable route for travellers between New York
and Maine. Passage, including State Room. #4. Meals
extra. Goods destined bevona Portland or New York,
forwarded to destination at once. For further infbr*
mat ion apply to
flfcNRY FOX, General Age , Portland.
J. F..AMKS, Agent, Her 38 Ear* »ver, N. Y.
Tickets and state rooina can be i .alned at 22 Kx* 1
Portland. 1879. July 24*ttf
C. C. HUNT
Largest and Best Stock of Mu
JFor Saif or to Let.
TO LKT !
n Ol'SK of eijrlit rooms pleasantly situated on
Melville St. Apply to IV. II. sTA(A .
\uffiistu, June •»'♦. JuneVileodtf
VI.AIttiK convenient tenement on little St.,
suitable tor our or two families. Inquire of
S. 1.. Kl>1.1 K, 11 >tai> tit 111in r.*;ft
SAW MILL TO LET!
i The present occupant* of the large and modern*
Saw Mill at East End Konnebec Dam,
being about to relinquish their lease, weoffer the same
tor rental. Mill coutaiu* gang and board circular for
long lumber, together with clapboard, shingle and
A* to terms, Ac., inquire at the office of the
8PRAGUE M VIJ5ACTUR GCOMPANY,
Stay 17. 1*7'.'. maylw'tr
Store to Let.
rpilK store lately occupied by A. A. Bittues, in tho
1 Bittuc* Block, opposite i.ranite Hall, Water
Street. Enquire at the office of
January 28th, 18r» jan'JVttf
I X >H HldAT !
Rooms with power, for mail
hot of land near Railroad
A. & W. SPRAGUE
April '.'I, iW.i.apriltlf
sm mil sum □
Trimmed Bonnets and llats!
Wednesday and Thursday, Kay 7th & 8th
—Also Novkltie* lx—
Ribbofls, Silk Goods and Flowers.
Together with a full line of all the approved nhapes
CHI? OH SUV HATS AH! MBS.
At The LoweHt Price*!
MISS A. 0. GETCHELL,
158 Water Street. Augusta.
The undersigned taken thin method to inform the
public that lie nan taken room at the'shop of (*. K.
t own on bridge St., where he in reudv to Aimwerallor*
den* for 1 pliolaterlng. Parlor Net* upholstered
in Silk, flair cloth, Terry, or l(ep. .Mattrraaes
and Founder made over as good as new. Krpalr
ln« of nil Pearrlptlona. Old Furniture
Itepnlutcd and Picture* Framed, lie trusts
to be Hhle to give satisfaction in regard to style of
work and prices. Will give all order* prompt atten*
t»“»» .1. r. itu i:,
Itrldgc St., near H. K.froulng.
For the Mouse,:
For a Party,
For a Wedding,
For any Oeourlon.l
We have made arrangements with
HR. T. IIOR\E, at E. Rowse.s
Who will take orders, and make prices tbe sane
Funeral Flowers a Specialty.
M. E. HUTCHINSON ft CO.
Porlsni* utli • N. H.
PR ICES !
In consequence of the extreme dull times, th sub.
scrfber* have made (treat Induction in tbe prices ot
their goods. We ure constantly adding to our al
ready extensive stock of
Drugs, Medicines Chemicals,
r« goods m her aims.
The choicest odors and the greatest variety of
To be found in the city. Our perfume are all kept
open so that customers can examine them before pur
chasing. .Sample bottles cts.
til VO UN |g Ol« 11.
No Trouble to Show Goods.
F. W. KINSMAN & CO.,
Cor. Water & Bridge Sts.
Mayor's Omre, I
Ai-gusta, Juue 28,1879. t
By direction of the Board of Aldi-rmeu a reward of
three hundred dollar, will be paid for Information
which .hall be .utflrient to procure the conviction of
any peraon guilty of .piling Incendiary Are. In till,
cllv the present municipal year, the .nme to be paid
upon the conviction of the incendiary.
CHAM. E. NASH, Mayor.
*IL KINDS OF REPAIRIN8 PROMPTLY DONE
AT AAPPOKD A I'O.’I, * . Aiflite, Maine.
ISlOM OF THE tiOLUKR UUK.I
GOULD & BARKER,
Williams' Block. Augusta. Mr.,
STOVES and FURNACES,
Tin Ware, Agricultural Tools, Horse
Ra . s, Rubber Hose.
Tin Hoofing, ami ull kinds of jobbing, in sheet
iron, tin, and copper, done to order and warranted.
LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTMENT
Ever Shown on the Kennebec,
COULD & BARKER.
Aujrnata, May 23, lHTii, inayMmawt
E. W. WHITEHOUSE,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
lit ItlMll KlltUtO,
Frnflun Basil Building, Augusta, He.
One* ft.'MOOtwo story house, with three acres of land,
fruit trees, and all conveniences.
One $1,100 house and stable, ami eight acres land,
four miles from Kemiehcc bridge.
Several bouses and lots in the ci.y, varying in price
front $440 to $2000.
Also several valuable farms. uprl5ftf
NEW goods! LOW PRICES !
I have lately received a new, and well selected
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Coin Silver and Plated Ware, Knives, Forks,
Also have a Hite assortment of
Spectacles and Eye Classes.
GIVE MU A C’AT.T. !
MAURICE C. HERVEY,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER,
Opp. Post Ottlce, Augueta, Me.
AUGUSTA SAVINGS BANK
Oraanized in 1848.
TRUSTEESThoma* Lanibard, ,1a*. \V. North*
Artemas Libbey, Wiu. 8. Badger, Sam'l Titcoinb.
OFFICE—In Saving* Bunk Building, 174 Water St.
Bank open daily, from 9 A. M. to 1 l\ M., and from 2
to 4.:i0 1*. M. Saturday Evenings from 7 to 8.no
Interest on deposit* payable twice a year, Feb. and
Aug. Interest not drawn out I*added to the deposit,
thu* making < umpuimi 1XTKKK9T.
Interest begins on the first day of each month.
Mouey deposited on or before the tenth dap of each
mouth, will draw iuterest from the first day of the
gri nder the existing law of thl* State, all dtpo*.
It* In Saving* Banks, ace exempt from municipal tax
No return* of name* of depositor* are required to
be made to State or town authorities, and all account*
are held by this Bank to lie strictly private and confi
dential. v ^
Married women and |a*rson* under age can deposit
money in their ow n names, so tlint it can Ik draw n
oulv by themselves, or on their order.
Especial advantage* afforded to Executorj Guar
dians, Trustees, and other* having in charge Trust
WM. R. SMITH, Treasurer.
Augusta, Jan. 1, 1870* t&wtf
A RARE CHANCE
Enterprising Young Man.
I offer for sale one.half or whole ol my
And right to use and manufacture iu KKNNEHEC
HEATING BY HOT WATER T
Pl| es put into old furnace* to heat w ith Hot
WILLIAMSON & GREENWOOD
Call at our Store, No. fl Union Bum k, and see
the arrangement* now iu use. apr'tttt
111 FT Y CENTS buys a good Hat for Men or Bovs
at GETCIIELL’S, Corner of Bridge and Wat
er St*. aprjmtt
WILLIAMSON & GREENWOOD
may 10f tf
Axes, Hatchets, Saws, Skates,
SAFFORD A CO.’S
Son and Locksmith Store,
Alii VUI lUlu Wk*t» «.•» (Tn Wi-hkm, t'btcagu. HL 1
Calcs anb Sketches.
THE MOTHER'S STRATAGEM.
BY ISAIM1RK ROfiF.lt*.
“How much trouble and anxiety a way
ward and impulsive girl, ignorant of the
ways of the world,yet too wise in her own
conceit to listen to the advice of those
whom age and relationship entitle to give
it, causes to the hearts of those who un
| selfishly seek to guard her welfare.”
Such were the reflections of Mrs. Hamp
I ton as she sat alone in her quiet room one
evening, after hcryoungand pretty daugh
j ter had gone out with a party of acquain
I lances. These reflections were caused by
I the marked attentions which a certain
| young man was liestow ing ui>on the love
| ly daughter, for whom the mother felt so
! much solicitude.
Harvey Wane was a handsome young
■ man, of respectable parentage, but Mrs.
Hampton’s observing eye had detected the
fact that he possesaed disagreeable char
acteristics whieli would cause him to be
an unpleasant companion and prevent her
•laughter from enjoying the greatest o f
all earthly blessings, a happy and har
monious Rome, if she should become his
! wife. She did not dare to let matters take
| their natural course, because indications
I were in favor of such a result, and she
knew, also, that there was a strong flavor
of perversity in the girl's nature that need
ed only the spur of opposition to impel
her to a rash and hasty step.
Mrs. Hampton wa« not the woman to
stand idly by and see her daughter's hap
piness wrecked upon the shoals of an un
happy marriage without making an effort
to prevent it. and so slip cautiously laid
her plans for future action.
"Virginia." she said on the following
morning, “Mr. Wade has serious inten
tions of becoming a me miter of our fami
ly, has he not ?”
"You are very quick to guess,” replied
the girl; “It was only last night that he
“And from the favor with which you
seem to regard him I do not suppose that
lie urged his suit in vain?” asked the
“Not in vain, by any means,” replied
Virginia. “I am sure I can be happy with
no other, but I didn't see fit to tell Rim so
“And why not, may I ask ?” inquired
“I did not mean that he should think
that I was too easily won,” said the girl,
“and so delayed my answer.”
“That was’a sensible thought,” replied
the mother; “I wonder that it occurred to
“I am not so thoughtless as I seem;
three months henee will lie time enough,
lmt 1 know mv heart already.”
‘•I should like to be better acquainted
with him.” said Mrs. Hampton. “I wish
vnu would invite him to spend his even
ings here in the family frequently. I do
not want my son-in-law to seem like a
“You seem to be more willing to part
with me than I supposed you would be.
I expected to hear a lecture about my
youth and inexperience, at least.”
“You will hear no such thing," said
Mrs. Hampton. “You are seventeen years
old. and if you don’t know your own mind
you ought to.”
“1 am surprised that you offer no objec
tions. I would have followed him across
the Rocky Mountains, though,” said Vir
“Yon won't get the chance,” said Mrs.
Hampton, decidely. "Whatjobjeotioncould
l possibly have to a handsome young man
like Harvey Wade?”
“I don’t know. I am sure, but he rather
“He is very much mistaken, and I shall
take all possible pains to convince him of
his error. Besides, you know that this is
an affair of your own ; if he proves to be
as disagreeable as a hedgehog, I shan't
have to live with hint. Yon have a right
to choose for yourself, and it seems you
have chosen. All that remains for me to
do is to make you both as happy as possi
Mrs. Hampton not only extended a cor
dial invitation to Mr. Wade to visit them
frequently, but instructed Virginia's broth
ers to do the same, and ere long he be
came almost a constant visitor. Mrs.
Hampton always spoke of him to Virginia
as her intended husband, and when an in
vitation came from his sisters for Virginia
to spend a week with them, the mother ac
cepted it at once, without consulting the
young lady herself.
“It will be an excellent opportunity for
vou to become accustomed to the ways of
the family.” she said: “you may be
obliged to live with them awhile, for you
know that Harvey is not able to begin
housekeeping upon his own account just
yet, and although we will do as well as
we can by you. we could not fit you
out with an establishment of your own at
present, and you need feel no delicacy
about going, for Harvey will not be at
home this week.”
“I wish you had consulted me before
you sent a reply.” said Virginia, pettish
ly. but nevertheless she went.
“How did you enjoy your visit?" asked
Mrs. Hampton, when her daughter re
"Well enough.” answered Virginia,
evasively, and Mrs. Hampton observe*!
that she* was becoming more silent and
thoughtful than she had ever been before.
“I do not like Mrs. Wade,” she said a
few days afterward.
"Why not?” asked her mother.
"Because she is an overbearing and dis
agreeable person,” answered the girl.
"Why, Virginia,” exclaimed her moth
er, “that will never do: you must not
speak in such a manner of your t’nture
mother-in-law. What would your intend
ed husband think of such a remark con
cerning his mother ?"
“I believe she thinks Harvev can have
me for the asking.”
“Well, she is correct enough in her
opinions, isn't she ? You need not lie of
fended at that.” Virginia stood looking
out of the window in contemptuous silence,
and her mother continued: “You must
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