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Wt ilia Wall k Hklil ltl t 8,14 kt ti.iit totUfi, kl lt,.,f tmm of toud eta t Tkfg Vul Tule Tver Meaturt. trta,S. T , Js'y )t JiTI Oifi Al ST I Mtt RHADB. i j ' In one of the h" !otnest tse-l-rijoms of ; tit Mf !r "!ttu H !fl, iu New York, a j iUJvaat btid lb It. rt-atl.nir ovr i j cu Idle n she lad jnt taken from ber . i irastlir.g m(. !.!. She tit not jroun, j I l.ut ber siivrry white hair, arranged iu ' , hv.se roli utitirr ber soft lac rj, suited , ; well her fair complexion nd Urge Hue uough, if she made no w ill, it will kil go r .!. a )'' unJitatued by me uJ undit- i bck U hrr Lulaiid' ri'lalinev !3.m.. , fgute.l by ijK-ctiw !. Ktcrj tbiux lout j Well, we bnH ktarve, ai-l Julia, com i her btilvkeui-tl wraith; the beay gray lMJ;y. Papk left o corutrtabte. ; tiv ;inir dre.k khe woie w a ol r'u Ii tna-! Cotnforialjle! eiclaimtJ her mother. I lenal, ami the trunk in the room were I ol t!.e tfkt tnake.anJ eridently well filled, i Iticti diamond eparkled upon her dell ; rat white hands iml fonftnet! the fine j lace collar at her throat, j A khe read letter after letter her lips irurlcd In a cvnical cinile, and her thoughts rau aomething after lhi fu- j : j 'j (a. la; tiiioun tone of delight in thews lellcra kwin to me kotnewhat overdraw n. I My return from Kurope would eein to be i the opening of ParaJik to my brother' widow and her two daughliTa, Julia ami Maud. Mfter Kate' buoband doe not w rit?, but the letter from her daughter Lizzie U very guhing. Hut May Her h rt littlo May, my namesake anil baby pet, dear Mary's orphan child writes me only a rnld little note, in anttwer to my aniiouiiivment that I am coming borne j after k fourteen year's absence. I wotid i er if all the olhers would write just such j formal letters 11 my hnbsml had not j willed to me his vut fortune? Ah, tue! I how much of this affection in hr dear iaunl Mabel? how tnucli for her dollam and centk? I wih I could know some tliini of theH! relations from whom I jjgve tjei, parted so long. Brother John was coid anil M'llUh arc his tlunghters like him? Sister Kate very feeble in . - , 1 I . . .1 1 I I eitsii. I ii ..ui.i.. i. , win, i.iii....j j many good impulses under the lear ol olIentliiiK her exacting liusbaiul. fllary ah, w hy are thty all dead? Mary loved mu. Mary would give me a welcome if 1 came in rags without a dollar in my pocket. 1 wonder if it is a stale trick, the touudatiou for stories without end but I wonder if 1 could find out more kbout them all if I weut in maiiquerade? I'll try It. Fourtecu years must have changed me. I'll see what kind of girls these four nieces of mine have grown to be. 8lrange that there should be no boy to claim a share of my money. Only girls. Well, one of them may find a pleasant home by sharing my solitude. I wonder why May does not love me as the others do. Still musing, the old lady rose," and opening otic of her trunks, took from it number of half-worn garments; from these she selected a black alpaca, which she deliberately proceeded to tear in con spicuous places and soil with antics from the grate. From a lace cap she removed all the trimmings, and ill-treated it as she bad done Ihe dress. Removing her dress she put on the black alpaca and soiled cap, carefully put away her rings, watch and ornaments, and tied over ber bead a small breakfast shawl of faded crimson wool. Tbcu wrapping herself in a large blanket shawl, which sho made shabby in a few minutes, she, surveyed her self in the mirror. Certainly she looked very unlike the exquisitely dressed lady who had been there a few moments before, but she seemed well pleased, and presently start ed out. Buying a wide basket, she stocked it well with needles, pius, tape, buttons, and such small traps, and walked rapidly till she stood in front of a hntidotne brown stone house, on a fashionable street. H'm! John must have left his family well off. Three stories and basement, and all the modern improvement, as the advi'i'tikciuenis my. Are the ladies iu? she aiktd aloud, as the door was opened by a servant. We dnii't waul anything. It me see the ladies, ami the girl felt a crisp note pressed in her hand. (iu right n to the head of the stairs, she said, but don't say let yon iu, or you'll cost tne my place. I'll not tell how I got in, mid the old lady, hobbling, as if very feeble, up the stairs, and knocking at the door of the sitting-room. Entering, in answer to a summon from within, the found throe ladies, very handsomely dressed, and sewing very buklly. With a broad broKiic she complimented them all, and then displayed her wares. The young ladies, blondes of about twen ty ami twenty-two, were about to dis niins her, when the older one stopped them with a w hitper, iu which the word cheap was distinctly audible. I While they were exauiiuiug ber goods, j and visibly wondering at her low prices, the pretcttded peddler examined the three j fares keenly. They were all pretty, I mother and daughters, and the aunt no ted with a half smile ber own blue eyes ' and fair hair iu the girls . " Tney are like Johu, she thought. Mother, Julia said, weren't you wish- : iiijj for a miw piu-cttkhioa for Aunt Ma- j bei'a room ? Here is a pretty one. j How much is il? Fifty cents msrin. Take a, Julia. I wouldn't spend fifty c-.nu on a piu" l cu-liMiii till I was sure kite was ooming j beie, said Msude, croisly. j Ol course she will come here, said ber mother. Where else could she go? Your j uncle llalpb boards, and certainly she woa't go to a uKsrrabie tenement bouse, jto Mabel. j I suppvfc she will come here, aaid Ju- ' lis, and put on all sorts of airs because she U neb. ' li is sttauge we do ii'tt bear from ber, ; rootner, BiUkig,y ; loc wstamca j was due last night. iKuu't bear of ibe accident? said the old woruau. li'i goua to the bouoai I be bas, witb ivtry owl oo board. j Tl Ofanica! cssped ll.e sider lady. The ssute, maim. Tbe newsboys was i ra'ling of it a I t-atne along. (mxhIik-h, gracious ! thru Aunt Mall' i drow n .1 ! said Maude, a co-dy as If : she spoke cf a delum-l kitten. A nice mrs, if she wade no will, ssld lite mother, iu a vexed tone. Nobody j known bow kite bold ber money ; likely ! A tnierable City thousand dollar) tor three. Here, take away your trapi, old woman; 1 don't want au) thing now. i di-cure, I could cry w ith rexatiou! Julia py the woman, and kt her go. Cry with relation! tl ought the old woman, a kho coui (eiied herself out. ot a tour to heil for tho inemory or her dai ling usier, a kite calls me Sit her let" ler ; and the git U have not a word of konow for the idolized aunt. Well, well. Now fur Kato'a daugliter Mie Is very anient iiUu-uii paper. 'I he next call, ul a fskhitmablc board ing houne, found the old woman iu the presence of an elderly gentleman and a pale, languid young iudy, who were read ing in a private parlor. The lady did not rise from ber low, tay chair, but motioned the peddler to come lo her, and carelessly tossed over i her wares. l'apa, she said, presently, as the mantel clock struck three, hatlu'l you better see if the allernoon paper is out? Pel Imps Ihe Oceuuica came in this uioniiug. Again the pretended peddler told her news. Lizzie pprung erect at once. Lost ! All on hoard lost ! So they said, inarm. Oh, papa! Don't I'ttint now, Elizabeth, and make a scene. lt is very anuoviug of course, hut probably your aunt made a will be lorc she sa led. If not, you aie one of the heirs at law. Indeed, I don't know but it is better as it is. bihe might have left her whole properly to ouo of your cousins. liut oh, pupa, think of her jewels; of course she had lovely presents for us and nobody knows how much property in ber trunks. Can't be helped. I'll go out and see if 1 can learn any particulars. And the gentleman sauntered into an adjoining room, while the old woman gathered up her basket and left In some basto. One more gushing relative disposed of, she thought bitterly. I wonder if it is worth while to find May. She evidently docs not care for me. Littlo May 1 How pretty she was when left, though she was not six years old. Mary wrote me she was like mo but that was seven years ago, and poor Mary is dead over three years. I should think some of ber cous ins would have May with them, poor or phan girl ! The bouse the peddler of small wares entered alter a long, tiresome walk, was iu a poor locality, where small respecta ble houses were rented in floors, to work ing women or poor families. The dusk of a November evening was falling, and a misty rain had commenced, when the old woman knocked at the door of a room on the nppcr floor of ono ot the mean houses. It was opened by a young girl, very plainly dressed, who had evidently been basting gentlemen's clothing for an elderly woman running a sewing ma chine. Good-evening, said Aunt Mabel, look ing at the sweet, fair face, can I sell you some thread ami needles very cheap? 1 have got sonic pretty ribbons too. Come in, the girl said gently ; you are cold, and your shawl is wet. Il has just set in lo ruin, was Ihe ans wer, and Y'll be glad to rcht a little. And then, to her own surprise, Aunt Mabel found the room reeling, and her self growing very faint, after her long, fast and unaccustomed fatigue. She is ill! Aunt Lucy, come! the girl cried, and Aunt Mabel knew no more for some minutes. When she revived, she found herself ly iug Hpou a bed in an inner room, her shawl and hood off, her dress loosened, and her hostess bathing her face with cool water. Are you better? she asked gently. 1 am sorry I have no wine or cologne wat er, bill 1 will have a cup of tea for you presently. Wiue and cologne ain't fur the likes ol us, saitl the invalid. I'm cold aud starv ing, honey. I'll have somethiiig lor jou to cat iu a moment. Don't try to sit up. And Aunt Lucy coming iu, enforced the gentle command. I'll sil here, May, while you get a cup of tea aud some toast for the poor body, she said. Ah, it's hard to be old aud poor, she added, as May left. J know it myself. Your niece, maim? kaid the pretended tltller, looking aller May. My brother's thiid. hbe'a been like a daughter to in since her mother died, though can help her bill little, for I'm sick, off and on, the biggest I si tot the year She is very pretty. She's better thau that; she's good, was the earnest reply. Her father diet! when she was sixteen, and her mother only littti a year after. Since then May and I have lived together, sewing, and keep ing bouse at brst we could in these three little rooms. Weil, and the old woman sighed, we've never Iroreu nor starred, but w e've been pretty near both, more than once. Mt I said ber charge, that is a pretty name, lier name is Mabel. She is called f jt ber luotber's sister, a rkh lady. liit-h! Why dou'l she kep btr then. I don't think thk know bow poor we are. May is too proud to write to ber lor he!p, and khe't been iu Kurojt for , r. Now, aaid a cheery voice, at May re - entered, pc if you can kit np and eal thii, A very kimple meal. Only a eoji ol ' tea bep tea too-k klice of toaat, an ! exg am! a baked apple; but Aunt Mallei' thought no meal had ever lasted so de licious to ber. Hut trying to rise, she found the giddlursk reluruiug, aud wss forced to lie dowu again What shall I do? she said piteouily. I cannot stand np. Lie dowu then, said May. 'II goleil your friends where you are, If you wish. 1 have no friends. Then you bad better lie still till morn ing. Itut this is your bed. Aunt Lucy will lie beside you, and shall do nicely on the lounge in the other room. Do you think you can sleep? Yes. am very tired. And when she was alone Aunt Mabel ditl sleep soundly. She did not know the hour when she awoke, but through the open door she could see her niece aud Aunt Lucy sewing busily, aud bear Ihem iu low conversation. And now, when you know she has ciime, said Aunt Lucy, will you not lot your Aunt Mabel know bow very poor wo are? Never, was the firm reply. I shall call because she is mother's sister, but I will never lawn upon auy rich relatives. But, May, I thought you were very fond of her. 1 was such a little girl when she went away, said the sweet, cheery voice, that I scarcely remember anything but a gentle face and a kind voice; but her letters to dear mother, and mother's talk about ber, make me feel that I should love her dearly. If she was poor me? Like you, dear Auntie, was tho ans wer, with a loving kiss, I would goto her and tell her how mother made me love her. I would kiss ber, and ask her to come and share our home. Dut now, if I went to her with loving words, she would say this girl wants my money. No, she would not ! cried a voice from the bed. Sho would say, come bere May, little May, and give your warm, true love to a desolate old rich woman, wbo craves it for ber own sake and your mother's ! And May, running in half frightened, found herself wrapped in a loving em brace, and her late patient sobbing over her, caressing her, and murmuring; Little May, dear little May I Mary's child! There was a happy household estab lished iu a handsome bouse, where May is the darling of two aunts; but Julia, Maud and Lizzio never heard tue secret of Aunt Mabel's partiality. H U W I Perhaps I am a little loo baity, a little too ready to light up at a minute's notice: but there are some words that seem to me to carry an especial grain of gunpow der iu them, aud the above is one o' the sort. To have a person, after you've bean through a long explanation, put bis fingers to bis mental ears aud query you thus, or worse still, Ilaow? is too exas perating for human nature to bear. But that is what John Stringer did to me bending his bead a little nearer, ami speaking in an absent, aggravating man ner that tantalized me beyond words. You see, John Stringer and I were en' gaged; we'd been engaged for a long time, and perhaps had got to be a little too matter of course to each other. We were sitting thero over Ihe fire, after the old folks had gone to bed, and I fell to telling him all about Sophie Mills' wedding her white silk dress, her bride- coke and ber brides-maids frosted all ov er to match it, and I ended this way: But it don't tnukc any difference, John, to people that love each other; all that's of no more account than last year's snow drift. They could be married in calico and homespun, with their feet on a rag carpet like this and love each other Just as well. How? said John, absently. He was watching the coals flicker up anil die out again, and picking up a stray chip now and then to fling on the embers a fash ion he had when he was thinking. Now I had had the headache all day, and I guess 1 was rather more tindery than usual, though I didn't think so then ; but when John bent his great broad ! shoulders over, as if be hadn't heard a 1 word I said, and in fact, bad something better to occupy bis mind, I just fired up, first, and then the blaze died down into sulks, and when we parted that night John and I had bad our first aud last quarrel. My heart did not misgive me that when I saw John's great tall figure going out of Ihe door, it was the last lime he'd ' lift the latch for many a year; and so it I wa. You see, I held my bead pretty high in j those days, aud I wouldn't show that I i w as a bit cut up about it, so I paired off , with Mrs. Plumber's Jesse, a likely, ! spruce young fellow enough, but no more 1 to be compared with Johu than a eockle ! shell to a brigantine. j Oh, well, mother sighed, and tried lo : bring us right again, but it wsn i to j be. John was a powerful, muscular loan, j aud 1 used to see him go up the road many a lime when I was out in the shed j milking, aud peeping out at hint through , the chinks, I thought bis broad shoulders j stooped more thaa ever, aud bis figure ; was growing more stalky like. Such an : awkward fellow as John was! I came ! near rushing out on him once, lu my sun jbounet aud with my sleeves rolled up, and OirtE'.ng my arms rigfat round bis oe- k; but John liked to see things tidy, ! and I never did it. i Jesse Plumber was Ibe bean of the vil - : Ujf lapjer, nal, and dinty at ihi jleae; and a'l the girlt ttiouht I had ! come to ui en- w !.cn 1 mined 'em uf Jen. And by-aud-by it wan Jet that j came kpark'tng ti'night. and t o winter evening over the emlx-m, andhewaiao aofl kpoken and plca.ant that eren tttolb- er forgot her vexation. (She always set store by John, mother did ) Well, in the spring we were married, Jess and me, and I bad a string of pearls and a real silk bridal diets, and I felt kind o' lifted like when the gitls crowded round roe and hoped I'd be bappy I hoped so too; 1 wasn't sure of it. Remembering the days that came after I can't recall one hard word 1 evor heard from Jess. We weren't near enough to each other to quarrel ; we just laid apart like two old volumes; there wasn't any fins 'iwixt us, nor any thing 'twill us, either love, or laughing, whereas John aud I bad alwnvs bscn bubbling over one way ami another, I worked bard, for my silk dress and necklace wero all 1 had of riches; ami I cut up the gown one day lo make a cloak for the baby. You see I couldn't give up my pride, and w as just as high spirited as ever. uut our lurni tlnl not prosper; and Mrs. Plumber raiuo to live with us, to look after things, she said; aud she got to pitying 1I in every now and then for marrying a poor wife, and oh, well what's the use of talking? sometimes 1 couldn't holp wishing John Stringer's strong shoulders were at tho wheel, w hen was working myself lo death morning aud night for nothing. Then wheu baby grew bigger 1 took to teachiug an A U C class, as I used lo be. fore I was married; but what little I knew had run wilt) since then, and I couldn't keep the boys straight somehow ; and the girls didn't core about samples, tor the sewing niachiiio bad Hdden right over everything. Then Jesse fell ill of tbe fever, and with all the fuming and frcting and nursing of his mother, aud with all my watching day and night, gomehowhe slipped off between us. And I found myself a widow, with the ill fared wasted farm on my bands, and Mother Plumber drizzling and maundering aller Jess in a way to break my heart. But I kept my spirit np yet, and I ad vertised half tho place for sale at the court bouse; for If 1 could sell it we should skin through somehow on an here or two, I thought. Well, who do you suppose camo over one sunny afternoon as I was sanding tbe kitcbeu? Who, to bo sure, but John Stringer, large as lilo a littlo gray may hap, and a littlo more angular, but keou and strong as ever. He'd a use for that bit of land, lt seemed, and bad bad bis eye on it along back. Always was want- log what wasn't bis. Mother Plumber said. She owed him a grudgo for being more forebauded thau Jess. 7l took a deal o looking after, and law yering and surveying an i tbe Lord only knows what to settle it: and I used to see John Stringer's stooping shoulders and broad felt hat down just beyond tbe rise of the meadow time and again, liut be scarce ever came near the door, till one day I can't tell bow it was wheu tbe settlements were to be made, I just took baby up stairs aud bad a good cry ; for that bit of land bad been Jesse's fa- vorlto piece, aud Mother Plumber bad been harrying me ail day about it. Tbe ways of Providence are so strange 1 said Mother Plumber, laying ber specs down atop of the big Bible, aud and put ting on that awfully patient air which was wearing me to skin aud bone past finding out. Now if Jess had married Sophie Mills, that was and you But did not wait to hear any more. As I say, I just caught up baby and went nfl to the garret. And while 1 sat by the cobwebbed window Mrs. Barret, Sophie Mills that was went riding by in her new spring wagon, she and her hall doz en children, round and rosy as a barrel of apples. Sophie nodded and smiled to some one corning up the road ; and look ing along I saw John Stringer walking, thoughtful like, right up to our gale, just as be used to come iu courting days for Johu never had auy foolish ways about him. I saw Sophie look back al him as she aud the children, with their fluttering ribbons and gay ginghams disappeared at the turn of the road. Then 1 smoothed my hair aud washed my face and went down. The time of settlement had come 1 knew. Mary Ann, said John gravely, the law yer will be here presently ; but 1 reckon we cau make it all clear In our own mind without his help. And I've I've settled it in fact, tiiat there are certain conditions on which I'll take the land if you agree. Then 1 flew into a passion. You've been long enough making up your mind says 1. I don't throw my laud at any body's feet, and 1 haven't atk d any fa vors of you, leastways, John Stringer. Softly, there, soltly I says John, put ting out his hand. Don't be iu a flurry, little woman. John Stringer, says I, ail in a beat, you're just the same mini Jouw asyeurs ao when tun alwa) thought I was fir ing up every lime you got out of temper yourself. And weren't ou, little woman? said John, quile gravely. Don't women folks a. ways like their own way In tier than ; anything else? You don't know aii)thing about wo men, I cried, any more limit jou did then. You thought I wauled silks snd furbelows more than Thau you did tne, said John; sml i ifhl enough you was, too, if you could hare got 'sin. I alwaj s said so, Mury Anu. Any nun with baif an eye would have known better, says , hotly. How? said Johu. Ills great bulking figure lifted Itself up, ami be looked at tue with lhOk sharp brown eyes thai used to give me a atart la the old tin,-. j How? be repeated softly. Do yon mean j to say 1 was inlstaita y ears ago? Jiis 1 big brown Land was all of a tremble a h held it cot to ma. Little woman, lit ti woman, says be, let's have don wllb il all now, and let it all be as if it never was. I'restutly Mother Pluinlwr pal ber bead In Ibe door. lVsrs to iu I bat law yer's making a long l of It, says she. Beii't jou a'most tired o' waiiin' for hlin Mr. Slringerf I guess we're k tiled It pretty tnucb without tbe lawyer says John rising; and that is tbe condition 1 bad to propose, Mary Ann to take you and Ihe meadow laud together I And he did. Harper ' Utrlly. A TRISl'TK TO oi.msn a. I confess to have lieen deceived about this Atlantic, the roughest aud windiest of oceans. If you look at it on the map, it doeseu't appear to be much, and Indeed it Is spoken of as a ferry. What with the eight ami nine days' passage over It, and the hiving ol Ihe table, which annihilates distance, 1 had the impression that its te dious three thousand and odd miles have been, somehow, partly done away with; but they are all there. When one bas sailed a Ihousaud miles due east and finds that he is then nowhere In particu lar, but is still out, pitching about on an uneasy sea, under au inconstant sky, and that a thousand miles more will not make any perceptible change, be begins to have some conception of the unconquerable ocean. Columbus rises lu my estima tion. I was feeling uncomfortable that noth ing bad been done for the memory of Christopher Columbus, when I beard some months ago that thirty-seven guns bid been fiicd off for biin In Bostou. It is to be hoped that they were some satisfaction to him. They were discharged by coun trymen of his, who are justly proud that be should have been able, after a search of only a lew weeks, to find a land where the band organ bad never been beard. The Kalians, as a people, have not profit, ed much by this discovery! not so much, iudoetl, as tbe Spaniard s, wbo have got a reputation by it which eyeu now gilds their decay. That Columbus was born in Genoa entitles tba Italians to celebrale the great achlevment of Lis life; though why they should discharge exactly thirty seven guns I do not know. Columbus did not discover tbe United States; that we partly found ourselves, and partly bought snd gouged tbe Mexican oat of. Ho did not ovou appear to know there was a continent bere. He discovered the West Indies, which be thought were the East, and ten guns would be enoagb for them. It ts probable that be laid opeu the wky io discovery of tbe New World. If be bad walled, however, somebody else would have discovered it, perhaps some Englishman ; aud then ws might Lsvo been spared all tbe old French aud Span ish wars. Columbus let the Spaniard Into the New World; and their civiliza tion has uniformly been a curse to It. If he had brought Italians, who neither at that time showed nor since have shown, much Inclination to come, wo should have bad tbe opera, and made it a paying Institution by this time. Colombus was ev idently a person wbo liked to sail about, aud didu't care much for cousequenoos. Perhaps it is not an open question whether Columbus did a good thing in first coming over here, one that we ought to celubrato with dinners. The Indi ans never maimed him, for one party. Tbe Africans had small grounds to be gratified for the market be opened for them. Here are two continent that had no use for him. He led Spain into a dance of great expectations, wbicu ended lu her gorgeous ruin. He introduced tobacco Into Europe, and laJd the foundation for more tracts aud nervous diseases than the Romans bad iu a thousand years. He in troduced tho potato into Ireland indi rectly ; and 1hut caused such a rapid in crease of population, that the great fam ine was Ihe result, and an enormous em igration to New York, beuce Tweed and the constituency of the Itlng. Co lumbus is really responsible lor New York, lie is responsible for our whole tremendous experiment of democracy, open lo all comers, the best three in five 10 win. We cannot yet tell bow il is coming out, what with tbe foreigners aud communists aud the women. On our great slsge we are playing a piece of mingled trsdegy and comedy, with what dcnoumenl wo cannot yet say. It It comes out well, we ought to erect a monument to Christopher as high as tbe one st Washington expects lo be; and we pre sume It is well to fire a islate occasionly to keep the ancient mariner In mind while we ar trying our great experiment. And this reminds me that be ought to have bad a uaval salute. There Is something almost heroic In the Idea of firing off guns for a man who bas been stone-dead for about four centuries. 11 must have bad a lively and festive sound in Boston, when Ihe meaning was explained. No one could bear those great guns without a quicker beating of the heart ill gratitude to Ihe great discoverer w ao bad made Boston possible. We are tiling to realize lo ourselves ihe Impor tance' of Ihe 1 2th of October as an ' knnt verssry of our (toteutlal exlstxnce. If any one wants to see bow vivid Is Ihe g'alilude lo Columbus, let hlrn siart out ) among our business houw-s, with a sob j script ion paper lo raie money for pow j tier to be exploded iu bis honor. Aud 1 yet Columbus was a well-meaning man ; jand, if be did not discover a prfct con j liuent, be found tbe ouly one thst wss left. tiituhttringt ly Chat. 1). War- j Ihere are exjierls on all manner of subject in Uk-so days of litigstion. A j woinsn testified the other day lu a turkey ca, and declared that she knew thee turkeys by tbeir walk, tbrtrcouutensuce and their manner of roosting.