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MANCHESTER, VERMONT, THURSDAY MORXINO, OCTOBER :, 1S72. VOLUME XII X UMBER W. . La She rf The Mandietr Journal t fcunt nn t t k t ti T w tx:o.j Y I. K. H I M 0 N I) H , tf I Doare aoclh erf U. C.1 BM, ; MM lt . j lUHlNT.SS I)IUi:CTOHY M I X E & ftKEBE. Lttouiis ad cx;siituxii at u, 1VBT A MtXiWS". kTTOlvJfETS AM) WCJiKEUJOWl AT U" ATTUkM II AT LAW, t-MMk Iv-eM; Ai. lr Mil Li Uaraw Aot, J Cit' f firf S l"t " a mow w, ArTOHSEf ASOCOI NHEIXOB AT LAW, fVU fuinl .... "" J. X. BATt HtLliLIl. ATTOHKtV AND OOVKHKIXOB AT LAW. AftiBtu. Vu W. II. MiKLlKJS, A T T O K SI I AT LAW, Oftt OfpjiW fifV Jl.o4 loi, Sum Iui..n., lmi Vut. i, o. :w)T, ATTOUVEV AND tot SBELU'K AT LAW, u.l HkiUcttur in CUnt;. itmtwt., ... Vermnol. llri WA1HIMAN A HEED, ATTUriNKVII AND COl'SiiELLOBS AT LAW, Mid Holidtor in Chtucmrj, Judhi . Vt, C. II. JOYCE, ATIXiliSET AT UkW, itatUaJ, Vermont. S71J5I JUEL C. BAIEB, AlUirwr wl Ooaoacllur l L. 4 Sobcilor Id ( btDMiry. Una la I'aioa Block, Uppoait Ui Icpot, llulinJ, Vtrmont. ttlfl. U a. II EM KS WAY, M. V., . Mkucbcitr, PBTBICI1K A K I) 8CB0K0N, Office kt rliDC, Mtln mreet. 8. H CLKMOSn, M. D., 0. . EXAMININO HVIiOEOS POtt ISTAL1L8 panuuB, oJ I'rtctifiag I'ltrucUn. AIM, fnl rr W4otth't Imprul Trnu. iit&c t U Ul riJen of Ir. 0 L. Amea, riUrj Point, VL oeo. h. swirr. omoe oppoalU tba Ma.lo Hall, ManrhcaUr Vt. Tarsia Cab. 1M U, MOHELET, M. D., PHTHlCtAM A 8CB0E0S, ArUuton, 4Jly Tarmonl. W, H , PIULLIPU, M. D. ArliOAtoo, Vermoot. PHTSIC1AS AND HU1I0E0S. Offio at lUaldnKW. L, C, OH VIS, W!ioUJ al BtaJI PtaUr in tihl'Oa, MEMi ltH, FANCT OOOUH, Ao. Corner of tlua A Vuioa HutnU, KuKtMur, tljl Vermont. L. D. COY, lHKri AND KUOKS, Hooka, Btauonery an! Jewelry, mi.ary At., Maorbealer, VU 0. 0. FEL f, MAKCFkCTt'HER OF BWTU AND SHOES IiMulll, vt. M Palieniar alien Uoo paid to Kepirto. 1JVEBY STABLE, . A i . A. H UK SOS, MaaebewWf, ..... Veroonl. BrM at4 Cam fumubed abort notice aod at raaHabie ursia. tily 0. C. WATEBBOlbE A CO.. Kanalactarera of (KIT SHIRTS AND DRAWERS Factory lul, Vermoel. Kly 0. A WII.I1NSOS, rHOTOOBAPHEB, Faeaory Peiat, Vennwat. Bootna at AUn HalL 11 J II . A . HARD. uESEIUL INKDUNCE AOKXCY. Fire, Lit ad Actcidtatai. AHInf Wa, ... Veraaont. Aut fur Vanavotit M jiotl I'u tuara Co. aily L. & GRAVES, LiCBXIED ACCT10S att, Laat AriiEAtos, Vt. GEO, 0. A at IT H, DBT OOOIA GRiJCEblEV FLOrB, Ualwan, (VAAict. Itkia, boot A I'ueiM, a4 taraieft, !(. kttaM, A., lj"-U Ktk LeadaoAetry, Vt. WM. B. KILLER, (Oi4 ataad of i. J. Beary.) A ft K I1UI AC. fa (Ul'ltt) Teraaoat, ITMMINUS A 1SIRT, j AkCQITECTB, I Kt he ka, Trvy, A, Tk, Faraaa lra:ta aad tsfwiAoauoik M .id. i tbfe ut ' 4i.is, tma cety a4 oou? oaunT. r. ccaauwt f sorties j BOTH, . taaavirr. Jv- kMtM .p. i. ka ; Aua iMiitn ike t )' I K.fmuur.lrtiiiw. ly ; THE ELM HOl'SK, KtixbHW, . luUJUXM f. OltVUt. Irt!t at. fa rroaa Atey to Neewat. iy THE tgCISOX HOVAE, Kl. 1 tf KU I ii.wK (! fi-va ium to (jctuUr. TNtttB'l HOTEL, r.' I'vti.i. - Vrfuu H. W. !!. Iiv,ri-Wir. H.t i u.)t f ) wvtl. In rrg, .. WlB J.4 1 titi-B 1, turw ui.r M IlrltlUro -.th 1. Vi.Hi li.ir.il ln-'kl; f !' t-,wlut. p.u'iib(( n bt- Willi l. I iirl Har Ti'V to ! frmn th fr. T li 1'. CD L II f K S II O V 8 i: , Vermel. (in f"r Ttni-iit Tii(..r Kumoior Ii.r J- M2!, Vi Tu:t tunm im nitirol? , (arm.l4 tkf "iijthuut. iUxmt ir( n.l nrjr. hliMii Llwul. N m "ill it I'WmI Ul L.4k It fertt-riua kuWI III rjr relrl. Fui Ctitniti to d a TBI Iirr.iT. Ulf Jl'HN M. VAMjJ KLIP, Proprietor. AKLINOTON HOUSE, A. E. HTi.rT, Proprnlor. Arimiilun, Ttrmout. SOly W.A 8 II I H 0 T 0 S BOIBL, GEO. W. BAKER Proprietor, Iirt, ...... Vermont Good nNjB.moltloin f..r utouir border BltOMU:Y HOLKE, It Oeo. K. Harle, Pero, Vermont. Terma Modorato. Nicw llooiua fur Hummer IloaiJera. atncliaiK'Ka: F. U.Orria, Euiuo Uutie, Mancbatr, J t. FactorT Point, Vt. eSlylia MONTVEUT HOTEL, MuMletuarn Hpringa, ermont. ED W A HI) KICKCOliDH, Proprietor, Tt.i. an,1 roHtmotliruia boUL l.uilt to meet the preeeiiiK (leiiiaml fur euteruuimetit, rreateil by tbe rvmarkal.le mcdieiiial watvre of Mobile U.wn Kpriutse, mil be oUfil 00 the let of Jnue, fur the eoaeon of IH7J. 5'imi MT. MANSFIELD HOTEL, mow, Vermont. Firat-rlaae hotel, llh all the modern ituprova- miDla. AceunHxlaliona lor 3C0 Ooeala. l.Kwl ! P. KKELEK, Manager. BAR DWELL II 0 U 8 E til . W. Cam tom, Butlaad, lllyl Vermont. B. W BAFFOBD, M .nufacturer of THE CELEBRATED MoLAUOHLIN PCMP, Order promptly filled. Eaet Arlington, Vt r . HOLtOH, Dealer in DRY GOODB, QI10CEKIE3, CROCKERY, Hardware. HaU, Capa, Bo.U and Hbce. Ac, Dauby i Coruera, Vermont. iSljlCU L A N D 0 N, nati.aa im Keady-Made lioots And Shoe., tjuliea' and Uent'a, Aliaaa and Cbildreo'a, of all atjiea and qnaliUea, and different manufaotnro. All work warranted, and mad good. Alao Rubber Moots, Over Coata, Over Shoes. Pawlet, ... Vennont. N. B. The lateat atyle boot made to order, 2UI1I C. B. WILIJAM8, dealer in DBY 0 0 0 D R , OH0CER1EH, BooU and Sboea, Crockenr, Ac, and manufat'torer of PALM LEAF HATS, HljieiJ Bondrille, Vermont. AIIJLK WOHKS, H KN T V0H1-KT, VT. T . M . COLLINS Fmlaber and Dealer in all kmda of American Monnipente, Table Tone, Cm'try Marble, Work, Ae. tsitist actus OuarantmL 41 1 y"5 YTILL1AM BUOWNSON. ISocceaaor ta F. W. Uoyl, ARmcTvata or OLOVES AND MITTENS, Omc in Court Hone. U Mianmnia. ... . VtanoaT yiLLIAM UORKIS, rALVTEB, G RAISER AND Paper Hanger Order left at T. I'erkin'a a lore rompt attention. MaocbeaUr, hept., 20. 1171. ill lCitl RATIONAL EXPRESS COMPANY SuperintCDJent't Office, Troy, N. Y. SPECIAL NOTICE- NATIONAL EXPRESS COMPANY General Eipree Forwarder to ail parte of tb World. CUAEGKS MolJKAtTAV orrwaa; Kew York, Albaay, Troy, Muattrml. kucbeeter. . - AS Hr.-iT. . IS Ficbance fcaukimg. Corner l aitoii A I nioa W. 7 A I'tkce d Arise. ... kauiroed Depot. E. H. VIRGIL. CreaeraJ bupertsteftdret. asiylii F. l, in J)4 S. TLSON, Factory FutnL, Verutoel, Maaofartarer and de&U la rOBSIIUBE, of ail k-ode, tma . Woori, H'.lT, l.A-E flI.HCT cRiiai, nt:.M T . aillUfwU tvrta Ufttl. I UTILE I u at l.s. r7ei V a-r. ei -i r, I ...k i 1W Wa mi ed fiJi aii si, ti S d u .ii u- jat, vu, hef,, Ki. AiSjSu&s V ASDEBLlP'a My Uu.r-r Lad tu.il '.1'J but war lb Canada hue. It U ail but, com j and damp and nnEt f..r human l.abitatio ! Il-ui it m U-Uer than no abetter t all, j 1 end we wete n! to Su I wm a bare-1 j f U'f during muat of tUe j tar. Dare j fel may d well euuli for picturee ai d wtrd. jiaiiitiug, bul lliey are juile tli. 'ertoi.tof U,iuif ta tU little aliiveriu; j retell wbo diags tl.tm aUuut Jurinf tbe j ct.iJ weatber tW mikkei ujj Uirce-fuuriUi ! of Ibe New Epglaiiii year. I waa piping fatber di potatoes one day late io the (all, wtien I wm about nine yeara old. A fiuiry of atiow bad jnt (alien, enough to remieJ tbt ninierwM ixUug io. Uier aiia) ut tbinx off uulil lite laM uiiuute, and then be would drive ail before bim and be a crosa a a bear when ber cub are In danger. We bad been at work aince dylij;lit and uiy feet were almost froreu. I'jjb! I cau feci tbcm a be now. They were cut and aore and would liave been blocaiiig but tliey w ere as numb aa iciclea. IjiUj iti ibe ufleiuoou fatber aeut me to tbc house, and mother went out uud took my nlatc iu tbu field. My (eet were over tho worst of their aching and 1 bad jiled the fiecti wood iu the fire n lace and laid down on the floor with uiy banda under my bead to watch the sap i-izzle and aplutter and fire off miniature cannons, when there came a rap at the door, aud without waiting for an anwer, in came a alrangcr, well bundled in fur cap aud overcoat. Can 1 witrm up here? Gueiia o, eaid I, inoviiia along to give bim baif of tho fireplace. The man camo tip eagerly, like one who bad traveled long and wa weary and chilled, and spread out bin band to tho fire at if boat waa a luxury to them. Where's your folk? he ked, glan cing down at me for I hadn't tho civility to rise. Out. Are tlicy around? Digging Ditern. Itaiher late for that, isn't it? Kathcr. Do you think I could get a bite here ? (iUCPS 80. Could I stay here to-night? Guess o. Tho man unbuttoned his coat and seat. ed bitnself, letting his boots steam before the coals. Where's your mother, my boy? Digging taters. And you taking your comfort before tho fire? ho asked i a surprised tono. I explained to him that I was obliged to come iu on account of my feet, and then for the first time ho appeared to notice that they wero naked. Have you no shoes? No, sir. Tho man raised his head and gave a sharp look around tho room, his eyes wandering over tho shelves as if iniss- ini? somcthinir. Thinks I to mysolf bo's hungry. Have you anything to read here? was tho next question. There's part of a Testament on the high shelf. Anything else? There's some almanacs somewhere, but pretty much gono. Anything else? Books for instance? Guess not. Or newspapers? Now I actually had never seen or heard of a uowspapcr in my life, so I said sheepishly, Guess not. Tho man gave me a sharp glanco from his keen black cyo. You guess not 7 Don't you know? My lad, if you ara to go yueing through the world, you will have a bad time of it. I don't know what a newspaper is, 1 said. Tho man looked at me with an expres sion of pity that i;rould not understand. Then bo rummagod in his coat pocket, aud produced one which he handed mo with the remark: The next best thing to the Dible is a good newspaper. I was ou my (eet in an instant. I laid the sheet on the bed, and never shall I forget the delight with which it was ex amined. I could not read a word did not know ruy letters even -but there came with looking at that pi" per, such a longing to read it that I absolutely put both my knuckles into my eyes, and ut tered such a lubberly howl that it brought the stranger to my side. What's the matter? bcasked. I can't read it, said I. Don't you know your letters? No, sir. Dring the paper to tho lire and let me see what we can do. Then be took a pin from the iuiide of the lapK'l of his coat and bado me pay suict attention. I am one of nature's schoolmasters said be, aud I can tescii you your letters In an hour. Dy this time I was wide awake, you may be sure. Do you see that letter? It is A. Now air, do you take that paper and prick a dot over all the A' you see. I did it. In this way be taught me all the vowels and consonants. When my parents came in from the field I had pricked the whole alphabet into my mem. ory io a msnner never ta be forgotten. During tbe evening the man conversed very Ireeiy with my father iu regard to bit spiritual abd worldly condition. My parent readily confessed their need of religion, but as to education, my lather said, His I arciiLs were not eJicated. and they got through the world. Bat, said the stranger, if they had been educated, do yon think I should bare' f.jtiud y ou in Ibis Jog but, digging pota-1 tx-a after lU anow La falkn, and that ; too aided br votir wife? No sir; you ' uuid have wkie a attain n zi out of ' xi,ut bead . firt. j The stranger was An itinerant mini- j Ur. We hAJ prayers that tight, And a di was the first lime la uiy bti. jbeaiJ a prayer, the nun fervor im- prte-d me very unsiWy, as ou ma? i nMVMf. As we were closely prcuwd f-T qnar-; tr, the trtiigr tad to store wjr straw bank, and be did uetiett tho 4u-j liotial opportunity to urge me to male a! tuaa of uiyseif. j If you will Irani to read, Said be, I will eud you a newej apcr every week, j TLU genen.ti.ily won my heart. Ibej ucxt morning lie obtain.! my laiwr a ermiesiou lor me to go to the post-office ; every Saturday, in vonidrratIon of gen-j era! good conduct during the week. A : tho post-office was several miles distant, and lahould be obliged to go on foot, Hi may seem strange that I regarded tbW j permieaioii a a very kind condeacensitm j ou tho nart of mv father: but iudeeu 1 never was so grateful to him for any act i . of bis life. I cau never recall without a smile, the exciteuieul attendant ou my iirst post fcfllce trip. If I did not run every step of the way it was becauee my brealli -diiMsslly not bold oat. I don't supoo there were a down houses iu the hamlet w here the office v. located, but I remember bow impteeecd I was by the bustle of the lit tle cottutry hamlet. It conldn t be sup posed that I asked lor that paper as I would ak for anything else. My very heart stopped beating when the post master looked out with a pen behind his ear aud asked me what I wanted. Is there a paper here for me? said I. Who ior? be asked. For me. Well, who is me Tell him yonr tiu?f, said a pleasait looking woman, who seemed to be wait ing for something, too. My uamel I was not sure I had any. I was always called Tim at homo. So 1 called out, Tim! Well, you ought to have heard die loungers about the place laugh then. Even the nice lady joined in it. Tell him your father's name, said she. He's old Tim aud I'm little Tim, stld I, feeling as if 1 must cry. There was another shout. It's Timothy somebody, said tho laJy. Please look for a Timothy, and perhips you may find it. Tbcu she put a hand on my shoulder and patted it a little. Here's a Timothy Scraggin, said the postmaster, holding up a paper and piep ing into the wrapper. Then I remembered hearing a nan who got mad at futber call him 'Old Scraggin." That's it, said I, and off I darted Ike a pickerel. ' 1 When I got away flora tho vilhujo, I sat down on tbe ground and took a rood look at my treasure. I hopo I may bt as happy again, but am afraid I never shill. After I had carefully examined eviry part of the paper, I studied tho wrappsr. It was my name, for the postmaster lad read it Muster Timothy Scraggin. To think of being addressed as master, md that my name was written out in full I Just then I looked at my nalcd feet. A boy that takes a paper, thought I, ought to wear shoes. Two weeks from that day, father sold potatoes and bought ma the first paii of new shoes I ever wore. The next day being Sunday, moitier, who knew something about reading, ts- slsted me to spell out the shortest worts, and every uigbt during tho week I de voted my time to learning to read it. Bole-ro the winter was over I could raid tolerably well. A year later, tho minister came to us again aud I stood up by his side, mid read some verses which be had himself wriUcn for tho paper. Wbeu 1 had 3n ished, I saw the tears creeping down his gray beard, and mother was leaning on the tabic, with bcr face in her aprou. Hem! said father. I'll sell taters and take a paper for myself. And ho did. SMITH AKU I1KDH VI. I'll tell you what it is, wife, said Peter Stiiilh, and ho empathized tbe remark by a wise shake of the forefinger, things have aot iu a very bad way. Tho farm is mortgaged to the last cent it is worth, and I owe a heap of money besides more by a long shot, than I know how to pay What is to bo done? I'm sure I don't know, Peter, replied the bothered wife, but it seems too awful bad to be turned out of house and home at our time of life. Now, if our son John would only marry Jonas Brown's daugh' ter, Sally, it would help u ama.ingly The Browns, you see, are well off, and the connection would bo A perfect gold mine to us. Of course they'd give Sally the hundred acres of laud and things that they have always said they would. That's a good idea, wife, and Peter brightened up amazingly. You always were a cute woman, and the notion does you credit. But do you thiuk the young folks would take to it? I don't know, but it seems to me that they have always taken a great notion to each other ever siuce they were children but more like brother and sister than anything else. But suppose the Browns should object, as moat likely they would? You know we aiu't ou good terms, thick as young folks have been. I'll tell you what Peter, ii Just the thing fur ns to do put up John to cloe with Sally. Agreed. I will leave it all to you, to ; mauage. Thus J.be matter was settled, and ibe Kbeming couple went to bed to dream of a speedy release from their finaucial em btrraesutebU. , Coincidence are eometimes of tba wo. : aerioui character-almost turpatU.ft- be- j lief iu some instance. About tbe time of the above conversation between Mr. kii.l Mr. Smith, Ihclr neighbors, Mr. and Mil, Jonas Drown. held n important conference. ; lJou remember tbat note form fcaudred I.lir I gave for stock last tsptiug? e.ked Jouas. i e, replied his wife. Well, it's coming due in about a month and how under the sun we're going to pay It. I don't know, Mortgage the farm. w e're done that nntil it ran t be mort- gageii any more, i in cit-au uisconrageu tnd there's tally wanting A plauo. Where the mouey in coming from is more liian I kuow. We're ou tbe verge of bankruptcy. J w ih sally would marry John Smith j,r4Ci0U, i,i0yft they're together enough to a notion that way. Yes; but 1 don't Me how that would lielp ns any. You ilout, eh? Well, ! do. Aint his folks rich? and wouldn't they set hi in up handsomely? Then we could stand some chances of getting help through That's a good plan, was Jonas' conclu sion after profound meditation, but the diflirtilty is, that the Smiths are not ou good terms with us, and would be likely to oppose the match. Then the best plau is to set the young folks np to an elopement. So it chanced that tho Browns and Smiths planned to dispose of their chil dren to their own pecuniary advantage. Tho next step in each caso was to mould the young ones to the proper shape. John Smith was a handsome, brawny, country follow, with plenty of good senso and an ocean of lovo for Sally Brown. When his parents proposed his marrying her, ho informed them that he would do so, but be feared her parents would object. Then his father slyly suggested an elopement, and offered to aid him iu carrying out such au exploit, John said hcjwould think about it. Sully Browulwas a rustic maideu with much redness of checks, and rejoicing iu the possession of the lasting comeliness which is derived from a bright smile, weet temper, and pair of clear, earnest eyes, made nono tho less expressive by tho near neighborhood of a saucy little retrouue nose. Her wavy brown hair had not a ripplo out of place, . and tier plump little figure was eucased iu a well fitting dress, which was neatness itself. When her parents spoke to her about John, she blushed bloomingly, and after closo quistloning, admitted that she would be tickled to death to marry him. She further stated that they were ruu- ning over with lovo lor each other; that they had long settled tho question of ulti mate union, but that they feared paren tal objection. Now I'll tell you what, Sally, said Mrs, Brown, you know pa and I dote on you and would do anything to make you happy- Wo would do anything to mako you happy, echoed Mr. Brown. Aud if you were to hint to John tho Idea ef an elopement, wo wouldn't lift our fingers to prevent it. No, repeated Mr. Brown, wo wouldn't lift our lingers to prevent it. In thus instructing their children, the Smiths and Browns displayed very little knowledge of human Inature. They should have known that John and Sally would, upon the first occasiou possible, unbosom themselves, for how could truo overs keep a secret? And they didn't. At tho next meeting each told the other all bo or she had been told by parental lips; but neither could conceive the ob ject of the old folks. However, they were not overdisposed to question the matter. They were too glad that the consummation so devoutly wished seem ed so, near at' hand to question how it had been brought about. Conscious that their progenitors wero up to some kind of trickery, they resolved to at once avail themselves of the opportunity to elope before any change in the aspect of affairs should occur. Having thus concludod, they proceeded to lead their parents as tray. I've been talking to Joim, said Sally demurely, to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, ami wo have concluded to elope; it's all set tied, and we're ready just as soon as it can be arranged. I saw Sally last night, said John to Mr, and Mrs. Smith, and she agreed to elope with me; so I think tho thing bad better be hurried right along. One week from this lime all the prelim inaries bad been arranged. Sally had been supplied with a bran new dress and all other fixings, and John had been glV' en enough money to buy a suit of wed ding toggery. The respective patents were laughing in their respective sleeves at their own cunning. The Browns were overjoyed at outwitting the Smiths the Smith were happy at fooling the Browns, aud both chuckled over a speedy relief from financial embarrassment. The eventful night came, and John bitched up one of hi father's horses and drove over towards Sally's domicile. Wnen within a doien rods of the bouse he gave a signal whistle, and Sally came out. Under the peculiar circumstances they feared no interference, and did not deem it necesaary to exercise any great amount of caution. John gave bally a the i refunding kiss, helped her into tbe wag .oo, and away they went. Shortly after their departure, two scene occurred which niuat here be re corded. Jons Brown returned from the village tore, And entered bis bouse in a state oj ; great mental aw! bodily excitement. Tbe j Utter was caused by fast walking, and i the former but the conversation tbat en- Uued will best explain. 1 They're gone! exclaimed Mrs. Brown exultantly, And the II be bitched la au ' hour or les. The deuce they bae, cried Mr. Brown. I bocd to get here time enough to t 'em. I To atop 'cm? ? Yes, that's w list I said. j What fX.rf I JaH this; oldSinlth ain't worth a mil ; j eau't pay what he owet; w ill be sold out t within a mouth; it's the talk of the whole! villsgc. Gooduce giaciotia! gasped Mrs. Drown. What shall we do? I'll telf ) ou What I'll do. Sally eliau't marry I ho beggar ; MI follow them to! Squire Jones', and got there before the ceremony. , With this he hurridly hitched np horse, And shiu awsy to Squire June house about five miles distant. j The other important scene mentioned was at the Smith residence, ami was, opened by the precipitate entrance of Mi s. Smith with the breathless exclamation: j Has lie gone? ! Who? inquired Mr. Smith. ' John? Yes, aud Mr. Smith rubbed hi hands with glee. He went all of a Lallan bout . Don't stand there rubbing yonr bands, screamed the lady, but harness up the old marc just as quick as you can, and follow them. The Browns aiu't worth a dollar In the world ; Mrs. Hoblnson just told mo so and a mortgage on their farm going to be foreclosed. So Sully wou't get a solitary cent. Smith hurried the old mare into her harness, aud rattled away toward Squire Jones' residence. John and Sally had proceeded leisurely about four miles, the former driving with one arm, and holding Sullio on the seat with the other, when they heard tho sound of wheels a short distance in the rear. They had Just passed a long bend in tho road, and looking across they saw, revealed by tho moonlight, the pursuing Browu, Why that's pal exclaimed Sail. Yes aud be means mischief, I'll bet, said John. What shall we do? squealed Sullv. I'll show you, said John. Jumping from the wagon, he removed along rail from the fenco and placed It across tho roadway. Tbcu be diovo on agaiu at a gait that mado tho horses steam like a boiler. e Browu camo on at a furious rate, only to be summarily checked by the rail. The horse jumped tho rail, but tho front wheels of tho wagon collapsed under collision. Brown was tumbled out, and tho frightened horso ran off with tho wreck of tho vehicle. Just ns Mr. Brown was picking him self from tho ditch he saw the accident repeated; this timo Mr. Smith being the leading actor, and Mr. Smith's mare gal loping awaywitb tho foro wheels. Brown aud Smith werojinvotcrate ene mies, and neither would speak ; but both started on a rapid run for , tho i Squires' about a mile off, where they arrivedivcry much out of breath. They burst into tho house like a. whirlwind, just iu time to hear tho words : I now pronounce you, man and wife. Hold on I yelled Brown, I object. So do I, screamed Smith. You.aro'a'.littlo too late, remarked the Squire. Nothing but a divorco can fix it now. The parents fumed and glarcd.'at each other. I'm sure, pa, pleaded the daughter, that you and ma both said Daughter, hurridly interposed Mr Brown, turning very red, but striving to appear dignified. I am not disposed to be tyrannical; now that you are married I shall not refuse my blessing. And you father, said John wo would never have eloped, if you and mother hadn't said Never mind, my son, Interrupted Mr. Smith; I will not bo hard with you; I forgive you both. Brown aud Smith thereupon became reconciled, and all rode homo together in the elopers' wagon. A UOOI ATOM I'. I never did see such a sight In my life, quoth Mrs, Narley, elevating her two rhcumatisui-twieted old hands in the air. Dust on them beautiful velvet carpels; glass in tho conservatory windows all broken ; chickens scratching up all the geraniums iu the front lawn, and the lo ry servants dawdling away their precious time, while poor dear Mr. A vein: 1 aud Harry don't know any more what's go ing ou than if they were boarders. Says I, Dear heart Alive, Mr. Avenel, this is enough to make your poor dear wife turn in her grave. Says be you know bis pleasant way ,Well, I know il isn't just right, Mrs. Narley, but what can I do? And I answers, says I, Get a house keeper. Says ho, Where? Says I, Ad vertise. Says he, Mrs. Natley, you've bit the nail on tbe head. I ll advertise to-morrow. Aud that's how the para graph happened to be iu the uewtpapei. Here Mrs. Narley stoped to catch her breath, and nodded emphatically at her auditor, A pale woman dressed in deep mourning with the unbecoming frame, woik of a widow's cap around her face. And do yon think 1 would suit the gentleman? the latter asked timidly. Yon can but try, was Mrs. Narley's encouraging response. Mr. Avenel is easy as a lamb, and not one o' them as U everlastingly checking oil bills and count ing nickel pennies, And Ilsrry is dreadful pleasant tempered. Anyway, If I were you, Mrs. Uawkhurnt, I'd go op and see. And Mrs. Hawkhurat, holding her j pretty llttla daughter by the hand, went ' np accordingly, to the handsome stone ibouae on lb bill. ) There she found Mr. Avenel in a tero 1 porary slate of siege, fur other U-sid-j , Lere,f bad : u the templing advertise ment and hastened to auewer it. There j were fat women and lean, tall women I sil l short, Scotch women aud Germans smiling, slovenly women and trim, shatp vUaged Women; Women ho had seen belter day and womm who evidently I adn'l. Mr. Ha khur.t looked around some what diecouiagej at the foiuiidahlA array Cf rix s'. There' no hoic for tne, she thought, despairingly, and was jul aUvtit to turn sway with the timid 'Juliet clinging to l er hand, when Harry Avenel advanced. Do yon ih t, n my nnrle, ma'am? be asked eourteoualy. I I roiled about the bouaekerper's situation, meekly murmured tbe widow. And Hairy showed Ler iu at once. Tbe fat and the tall, the German and Scotch, the aonr and tho sweet went, Avenel decided to engage Mrs, Hawk- hurst as his hiuisckf cicr, with jcrinl sion lo keep Juliet with her. She I all I have sir, said the house- keeper, apologetically, and she will try to bo usvlul about thu bouse. How old is she? asked Mr. Avenel. Fifteen, sir. Well, let her stay, said tho widower, good-hutnorcdly. JMie'U eat no more thati a chicken, and I dare say she can do a great many odd thing about ll place. Mr. Hawkhurst proved herself an ev- ecutive otllceress of tho greatest ability, Gradually the "chaos aud old night" of the Avenel place was reduced to sys tem and order. Tbe w heels of house keeping revolved so softly that no one knew they moved, yet these wero tho . results. You scarcely ever saw tho housekeeper glido about the halls, yet tho servants declared her omnipresent. Mr, Avenel found himself actually the in habitant ot a homo once more as the year slowly passed away. Ho wss silting on a pla.za one day smoking bis cigar, and watching tho graceful movements of Juliet Ilawkhttrst as she wss planting trailing vines in A murblo vase that occupied tho centre of tho lawn, when Mrs, Narley came out. A nice evening sir, said Mrs. Narley, Oh, there she is I Who? Mr. Avenel asked. Why, that foolish child, Juliet, answer ed tho old lady sharply, I hain't no pa ticiii'o with her, that I hain't. What hits she been doing now? asked tho widower with an amused face. Why, she has refused Ben. Nichols' eldest sou, as likely aud forehanded a young feller as there is in the country. Mr. Avenel started. Beu Nichols! Why Mrs. Narley, sho Is only a child. She's seventeen next week, nodded Mrs. Narley, and high timo she thought of settling. Mr. Avenel looked across to where Juliet stood in her pink gingham dress, tho soft summer wind stirring her curls, -tnd her cheeks as softly tiuted aa tha stundurd rose on tho lawn. Seventeen 1 Was It possiblo that little Juliet Hawk .Hirst had grown to bo seventeen year old? Oh, relentless Time, that would not stand still! Oh, cruel years, that went by aud slolo the fair brightness of childhood away 1 So Ben Nichols bad actually asked Juliet Hawkbutst to bo his wife 1 I wish you and Harry'd talk serious to her about it, went on Mrs. Narley. It ain't likely she'll have any more such chances as that. No, to bo sure not, said Avenel ab stractedly. And of course she'd otigbter think it over well, added Mrs. Narley. O, certainly to bo sure. When Harry Avenel came homo from the city that evening be found his uncle in a brown study. Harry, quoth tho widower. Yes, uncle. I've been' thinking So I should conclude, sir, from tho H. shaped wrinkle between your brows, said the young merchant. Well, and what has been the topic of your meditations, Uncle Joe? Why, I was thinking what would be come of us If Mrs, Hawkhitrst should take It into her head to leave us. Harry opened wide bis merry haael eyes at the idea. What made you thiuk of such a thing, sir he aked. Oh, I don't know. She has a good place here; but one couldn't expect her to be contented with a housekeeper's situation always, Harry. No, to be snro not. She has become very essential to our domestic happiness, Harry, went on Mr. Avenel. Yes, I grant you that, Uncle Joe. And I really don't kuow how we could manage to exist without her. JUise her salary, said Harry. No, 1 baldly think that would answer my purpose; but Harry Well, uncle. Mr. Avenel looked slightly sheepish. Can't you imagine some other way of keeping bcr here? he atked. Harry stared at his nude. Mr. Aven el felt disposed to shake him for stupidity. Oh! cried tl.c young man, with a sud den dawning of lucidity over hie brain. You don't mean matrimony, uncle? ! Yes, I do, quoth Mr. Avenel stonily, j Would yon object, Harry? ' I, uncle? I Because you Are Ibe ouly erou in ! (crested beside myself and bcr. My gi : test Interest, uncle, )s Vt see i you happy, Ihe young man answered, i And If I, too should conclude to marry at no very distant day j Why, liin, cried Mr. Avenel gaily, we i can live together, aa we do now the ; happiest family in the world. And b ' went into the house, whistling "John Anderson, my Jo, John," as blithely a A boy of sixteen. ! Juliet Hawkhurst was standing" ti the 1 little side garden gate that evening, and 1 thoughtfully watching over br right i iboiiider of course, the slender silvery i'crecu! of the new luoon. Joliut bad t certainly blossomed Into A perset liUie j (Cnciaded on EoorUi patfei.