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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA MAY 25, 1865.
Published by Theodore Schoelu
ru no i w unit! o i m. v. nvf
OF ALL KINDS,
(atcd ift the highest style of the Art,nd on ths
most readon'tble terms.
OUR BOYS ARE COMING HOME.
Thank God, the sky is clearing !
The clouds arc burring past;
Thank God the day is ncaring !
The dawn is coming fast.
And when glad herald voices
Shall tell us peace has come,
This thought shall most rejoice us,
"Our boys are coming homo !"
Soon shrill the voire of singing
Drown war's tremendous din ;
Soon shall the joy-bells ringing
Bring peace and freedom in.
The jubilee bonfires burning
Shall soon light up the dome,
And toon, to soothe our yearning,
Our boys are coming home.
The vacant fireside places
Have waited for them long ;
The love-light lacks their face?,
The chorus waits their song ;
A shadowy fear has haunted
The long-deserted' room ;
But now our prayers arc granted,
Our bo3s are coming home.
O mother, calmly waiting
For that beloved son !
O sister, proudly dating
The victories he has won !
O maiden, softly humming
The love song while you roam
Joy, joy, the boys are coming
Our boys arc coming home !
And yet oh, keenest sorrow !
They're coming, but not all ;
Full many a bark to-morrow
Shall wear its sable pall
For thousands who are sleeping
Beneath the empurpled loam;
Woe ! woe ! for those we're weeping,
Who never will come home !
0 sad heart, hush thy grieving ;
Wait but a little while !
With hoping and believing
Thy woe and fear beguile.
Wnit for the joyous meeting
Beyond the starry dome.
For there our boys are waiting
To bid us welcome home.
The following item should be preserved,
as showiug to whom pensions may be
granted. Those entitled to pensions are.
1 Invalids, disabled since March
4th, 18(51, in the military or naval ser
Tire of the United States, while in the
Hue of duty.
2. Widows of officers, soldiers and sea
men, who have died of wounds received,
or disease contracted in service as above.
3. Children undersixtecn j'ears of ago,
of either of the aforesaid deceased per-
thcre is no widow surviving,
or from the time of the widow's re-mar-
4. Mothers -of officers, soldiers and
seamen, deceased as aforementioned, and
who were dependent upon the sons" for
support, in whole or in part.
5. .Sisters under sixteen years of age,
dependent on said deceased brother,
wholly or in part for support, provided
there are none of the last three classes
Invalids and friends of deceased sold
iers are reminded that in order to have
Mid pension commence when the service
terminated, the application therefore must
be made within oue year of the discharge
of the invalid or decease of the officer,
soldier, seamen, or as the case may be.
llates of Pensons. Lieutenant Colo
nel and officers of higher rank, 830 per
month ; Major, 25 per month ; Captain,
$20 per month : First Lieutenant, 817
per month : Second Lieutenant, $15 per.
month; all enlisted men 89 per month
lt'dwnibchirgcJ0f thoycsu,two hilars and mfy: tor, to the hangman, as lie was about be-
N paper discontinued until all arrearages arc paid, ing SCIlt into etcmity. He wanted to
trcept at the option of the Editor. !dron "irraduallv " Thorp nrn rliniKsinrlq
rOWlvertiscments of one square of (eight lines) or j"!' fcrau uauy. xnere are tllOUSanas
ltii, on or three insertions $i 50. Earh additional of speculators and otbers now in the same
ertion, 50 cents. Longer ones in proportion. ,'COndition. Thcy gol(j and
vniy one full pension will be allowed to he could not do so at present, as he Jiaa
the relative of a decased soldier, and in I to attend a meeting of the board of bro
the order of precedence, as above given. ) kers that afternoon, and if the members
Applications from Pennsvlvania mavlnf'rhn board sot a smell of ile upon him,
be sent to Colonel Frank Jordon, Mili -
tary State Agent for Pennsylvania, Eleve-'five
nth Street, Washington city who will
auena to them without charge to the ap
The Whipple Company,, whose works
ore st Ballard Vale. Massachusetts, cm-
v.1 nt.n , nr 1 J
l'iop uou men and boys, and 20 gins, ana ,
turn out 500 dozen files daily. Arrange-1
nenls are now in progress which will dou -
u'e the number.
A sculptor of some notoriety, and no jn the course of action. Better by far
txcess of loyalty, applied to Secretary adopt some course and pursue it energeti
tanton for permission to take a cast of cally even though it may not be the best,
booth's head. The blunt war minister than to kcep continually thinking without
replied : "Better take care of your own action. "Go ahead" ought to be printed
taad." jn every young man's hat, and read un-
j till it becomes a part of his nature, until
pt. Sharp, of St. LouiSj has been ap-;he can act upon his judgement, and not
pointed postmaster of Richmond. jbc turned from his course by every wind
. .mt of interested advice. In conclusion, we
Senator Sumner is to deliver an eulogy would say "Think before you act ; but
on President Lincoln in Boston, on the when the time for action comes, stop think
Erst day of June. ' iuS-" .
"Drap me Aisy.
"Drap mo aisy," said a poor malefac-
I nicrcnanaise, generally, suould go down,
provided it does not harm them. Each
man cries out, "Drap rae aisy. V The
gold speculator, tremulous and pale with
excitement, says, "Drap me aisy." Eve
ry holder of cotton, a3 it "goes tumbling
down," loudly prays "Drap me aisy."
Every pork and beef speculator says,
"Drap me aisy." The whole army of
capitalists, bankers and business men are
hoarse with the cry, "Drap me aisy."
Over against this crowd are the common
people, the great multitude, and they say
to falling prices, Come quickly 1" Con
sumers now demand "low figures." A
good time is coming, say they, and now
we will take our turn. The poor me
chanic, who has paid sevonty cents a
pound to butter
now has hope.
his bread on Sunday,
He says "Hurry up
Making haste slowly
If gold goes down in
your low prices I
does not'suit him.
proportion, and the prospects
that the long-looked-for "solid basis" is
What is gold good for? You cannot
eat it drink it, or wear it. It is not wan
ted to ship to Europe. It is not wanted
by the Government to pay interest. It
is not wanted by importers to pay duties.
It is not at present wanted by the banks
to redeem their circulation. It is only
wanted by one single class of our fellow
citizens the speculators the bulls to
day and the bears to-morrow, in Wall
street. We say, let them haveMt 7 When
gold went up, business men made for
tunes by monopolizing merchandize, man
ufactures uiade fortunes by advancing
prices, stock-speculators made fortunes so
that millionaires were, at one time, "as
plenty as blackberries." Gold gamblers
made fortunes by buying and hoarding
every ducat they could lay hands on.
Outside of the aforesaid ranks stood
thousands crying madness ; as food and
raiment went up higher. They then
demanded more and more pay for their
labors. Starvation prices at length star
ed them in the. face. We had rebels
North as well as South. Buyers rebelled
at high prices, at hundred per cents, pro
Gts, and at fortunes made in a day.
Happily the tables are now turned, and
who expects the masses of the people to
mourn i Nobody but fools.
Cheap bread and meat m any intelli
gent community insure prosperity. Let
us have prosperity, there, for the people
is a whole, even if some must suffer.
uesay, in conclusion, Down with the
price ot goal, Down witn tne price or
dry goods. Down with the price of bread
and meat. Down with the price of cloth
ing. Down speedily with the price of
everthing, until we come to a gold basis.
"Gradual emancipation" is better than
nothing, but whoever asks for it will not
find himself just on the "popular side."
Prices must continue to go down, down,
down, until the banks and the Govern
ment resume specie payment; and that
glorious era cannot come a minute to
Petroleum vs. Toothache.
This city is the grand centre for gold,
oil and coal speculators. The Girard
House is the sceue of many an interest
ing speculation. Every man you meet
there has just the biggest thin in Penn
sylvania in the shape of one of these lot
teries. Harry Kanega, mine hoatof the
Girard, relates the following joke, and as
it illustrates the popularmania, we add it
to the long catalogue of anecdotes relat
ing to oil :
"A gentleman, apparently in great
agony, holding his hand to his face, was
walking up and down the corridor, when
he was approached by a symaptlnzing
stranger, who kindly inquired what the
trouble was. The sufferer replied that
he was sorely afflicted with the toothache.
The sympathetic gentleman at once re
commended the application of crude
petroleum to the diseased grinder, and
producing a bottle of the sweot-smclling
liquid, auYJaeu mm w try it ui uuw,
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the same time telling him it would relieve
him instantly. The sufferer replied that
. they would have a pump in his mouth in
minutes. Sunday Mercury.
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General Jackson's Motto.
"Think before you act, but when the
time for action comes, stop thinking."
This is the true doctriue. Many men
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, MnBtnA nrnsnftfit of hanniness
fail in life and go down to the grave with
unalized because they did not adopt
j , th- molto Nothing so
and act upon this motto
nnr,nn a flimifrbr.
t)renares a man for action as
but nothinir so unfits a man for
A Remarkable Prophecy.
Not long ago was found at Toledo, in
Spain, in a monastery, a paper contain
ing the following prophecy : "In the far
west, beyond the ocean, will rise a nation
which will be great in power and wealth,
and Satan, in one of his walks to and fro
in the earth, will observe this nation, and,
determined to destroy their happiness,
will there send two monsters, one to the
North and the other to the South, and he
will give them strawberries, and they will
eat them j and, after- t"hey have eaten, they"
will feel a great thirst, not to be quench
ed with anything but blood. They will.
therefore, cause the brother slay the bro
ther, the father to slay the son, and the
son the father, and they will drink the
blood of the slain, and it will bring la
mentation and wailing throughout the
land. And when the time is fulfilled,
there will arise a strong man in the
North, who will take the monsters and
bind them and draw them into the sea,
where it is tho deepest, and peace and
happiness will again prevail throughout,
and the people will praise the Lord"
It is said that the monks in the above
monastery maintained that this prophecy
was written before the discovery of A
merica by Christopher Columbus ; that
Ferdinand and Isabella were, in the main,
induced to fit out the ship for Columbus,
and that the first part of it is fulfilled in
America, and that the other part will soon
come to pass.
Wonders of Geology.
More than nine thousand different
kinds of animals have been changed into
stone. The races or genera of more than
half of these are now extinct, not being
at present known in a living state. From
the remains of some or these ancient
animals, they must have been larger than
any living animals now known upon the
face of the earth. The Megatherium,
(Great Beasts) says Buckland, from a
skeleton nearly perfect, in the Museum
at Mardrid, was perfectly colossal . With
a head and neck like those of a sloth, its
legs and feet exhibit those of the armadillo
and the anteatcr. Its fore feet were'a
yard in length and more than twelve in
ches wide, terminated by gigantic claws,
its thigh bone was nearly three times as
thick as that of the elephant, and its tail
nearest the body, was six feet in circum
ference. Its tusks were admirably fitted
for cutting vegetable substances, and its
general structure and strength were in
tended to fit it for digging in the ground
for roots, on which it principally fed.
A Hew Use for Old Nails.
It is stated as a new discovery that
wonderful effect may be obtained by wa
tering fruit trees and vegatables with a
solution of sulphate of iron. Under this
system beans will grow to nearly double
the size, and will acquire .a much more
savory taste. The pear seems to be par
ticularly well adapted for this treatment.
Old nails thrown into water and left to
rust there will impart to it all the ne
cessary qualifications of forcing vegetation
A school boy down East, who was no
ted among his play fellows for his frolics
among tho girls, was reading in the Old
Testament, when coming to the phrase,
"making waste places glad," he was ask
ed what it meant. The youngster paus
ed, scratching his head, but gave no an
swer, when up jumped a more precious
urchin, and cried out "I know what it
means, master. It means huggin the
gals ; for Tom Ross is allers huggin' 'em
around the waist, and it makes 'cm glad
as can be."
A Methodist clergyman of Des Moines
recently gave utterance to the following
petition on the Sabbath : "Oh, Lord I
may intemperance, cease in our land !
Especially may it cease among our of
ficers and rulers j but, oh Lord, if thcy
are determined to get drunk in spite of
all Thy warnings to the contrary, we be
seech Thee not to permit them all to get
drunk at one time 1"
Threo weeks ago George N. Sandars
promised to come to New York to chas
tise the editor of the Times if the Gov
ernment would give him permission. The
permission is granted. And so anxious
are the authorities at Washington to look
upon his lovely countenance that they
are willing to pay the handsome sum of
twenty-five thousand dollars for the priv
John C. Fremont has bought a coun
try seat at Tarrytown, N, Y.
A.young Irish lady challenges the
world to a trial in archery.
It is prophecied that the coming sum
mer will bo the hottest in ten years.
The municipal debt of AlbaDy is $1,
580,000. A gang of horse thieves are said to be
The New York policemen arc to have
a new uniform, made of blue flannel.
Three of the loyal StatesCalifornia,
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A DAY IN PETTICOATS.
BY A MODEST YOUXQ MAN.
"I couldn't think of such a thing !"
"But you must. My happiness de
pends on it. Here, put the thingum
bobs ; and the what's his name."
And my friend Bob Styles, held up be
fore my hesitant gaze a whole suit of fem
His idea was that I should personate
his lapy love for one day, to prevent any
body from suspecting the truth namely,
that she had joined him in a runaway
marriage party until it should be too
late for interferance ; that is, until the
minister should have tied a knot between
them that nothing but death or a special
grant of the Legislature could untie.
This scheme was not actually so absurd
as it appeared at urst sight. Maggie
Lee was a tall, queenly woman, with an
almost masculine air, and at that time, I
bad a very slight form almost effemi
nate, so that in fact, there was really but
jitue ainerence in mat point. xnen 1
had light hair parted in the middle, and
put a bonnet on my head and few per
sons would suspect that I was not of the
softer sex. These accessories also gave
me quite a decided resemblance to Mag
gie Lee, especially when, as in this case,
the disguise was her own.
Then the day chosen for tho runaway
match was an auspicious one. Maggie's
pa was to drive her to D , a small vil
lage near where she lived, and there she
was to join a sailing party down D
river, to the grove three miles below,
from which the party was to return in the
evening in carriages.
Our plan was that I should bo waiting
in the village, and should go on tho boat
doned that pleasure and persuaded Jcn-
with the sailing party, while Maggie, af
ter leaving her father, should slip off with
Bob Styles, across the country.
At last I got dressed, and presented
myself before Maggie, blushing a great
deal I believe, feeling very much about
the waist, and with an uncomfortable con
sciousuess that my my shirt sleeves were
too short ; or wauting altogether.
Everthing finished, in the way of toi
let, Bob Styles took me into his light
wagon, drove me over to D , by a se
cluded route, and left me at the hotel
where the sailing party was to assemble.
Several of the picnickers were already
there, and thcy greeted my cavalier with
cordiality, (everybody knew Bob Styles)
asking if he was going with them. He
told them he was not.
"Pressing business engagements you
know and all that sort of thing. Deuced
sorry I can't go though. I just had time
to bring Mips Lee over, and now I m off.
Mr. Bimby this is Miss Lee. Miss With-:
ergall, Miss Lee," and then rattled off a
long string of brief introductions, which
convinced me that but few of the compa
ny were acquainted with the young lady
whom I was thus personating a very
fortunate thing for the preservation of
Mr. Bimby, a tall, IcgaJ-looking man
with a hook-nose, and eye-glass and puffy
hair, seemed to be prepossessed with my
personalle, and I overheard him whisper
to Bob Styles, as he went out :
"Nice looking girl, that Miss Leo."
"Yes,w answered Bob with a mischiev
ous glance at me, "she is a nice girl,
though a little go-a-head sometimes.
Keep a little lookout on her will you,"
then lowering his voice said : "not a bad
match for you, old fellow, she is rich."
"Is she 7" said Bimby, his interest
"On my honor," replied Bob. "Forty
thousand dollars in her own right. Day
day I" and he was gone.
Maggie Lee, artful creature that she
was, had told her father that the sailing
party was to assemble at another hotel,
and thither he had taken her. Having
business in D , he left her there,
merely saying that ho would send the
for her in tho evening. She
like a dutiful daughter kissed him, and
bid him good-bye, and before he had got
a hundred rods, got into Bob Styles' light
wagon, which had driven up to the back
door as Mr. Lee's drove from the front,
and the old story of head-strong lovo and
unprejudiced age was enacted over again.
As for us of the pic-nic excursion we
had a delightful sail down to the Grove,
but somehow, I could not enjoy it as
much as I ought to have done. When I
walked on board the boat, I felt awkward,
as if everybody was looking at me. I
found Mr. Bimby, as I had suspected, a
young and, rising lawyer, mighty in Black
atone and his own opinon. He insisted
on paying my faro (the boat was a regu
lar excursion packet) and purchasing c
nough oranges, pears and candies, to set
up a street-stand. Four or five times I
was on the point of swearing at his impu
dent officiousncss, but bit my tongue just
in time to prevent my exposure. But it
was not with him that I found my role
the hardest to play.
No ; the young ladies wore the difficult
ones to deceive. For instance there was
one among them, a beautiful girl of sev
enteen, just returned from boarding
school, who had not seen Maggie Leo for
three years. Of course she was delight
edjto see me, when she found that I was
Maggie Lee, which by the way, did not
occur until we had started. She threw
herself into my arms, pulled my veil aside,
nnd kissed me a dozen times, in a man
ner thqfc made my finger ends tingle for
an hour. It was all very nice, but if I
had becn; in jiropria personctj I would
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warrant for my arrest on that ground at
A whole knot of crinoline then sur
rounded me, on the upper deck of the
boat, to the utter exclusion and conse
quent disgust of Mr. Bimby and all the
other gentlemen. I kept very quiet, on
ly speaking in monosyllables, in a falset
to voice ; but the others la 1 bless you !
how they gabbled I Under a strict prom
ise of secresy, the little boarding school
maiden who had kissed me so affection
ately, revealed all ber love affairs, and al
so became very unpleasantly confidential
about other matters innocent enough in
Lthemselves; but not customarily talked
or between ladies and gentlemen.
I was terribly embarrassed, but it would
not do to give up then. As soon as my
my trick should become known Bob Styles'
would come out, and news of that kind
travels fast in the country, ho and his lady-love
would be telegraphed and follow
ed before they could reach Philadelphia,
where Styles lived and where the knot
was to be tied.
Tho river breeze was very fresh where
we sat and I noticed that several of the
ladies were glancing uneasily at mo. I
couldn't divine tho reason, untifJJennie,
my little friend from boarding school, laid
her face dangerously olose to mine, and
"My dear Maggie, your dress is blow
ing up terribly high your ankles will bo
town talk with the gentlemen 1"
Now I was conscious of having a very
small foot for a man, and had donned a
pair of open worked stockings which came
up nearly to my waist, with a pair of gai
ters borrowed irom a servant girl, in all
of which toggery my "running gear"
looked quite feminine and respectable j
but the idea of the gentlemen talking a
bout my ankles, and ot being addressed
thus by a young lady, who would have
been frightened to death if I had told
her the same thing yesterday, was too
much for me. I burst into a sort of
strangulated laugh, which I could only
check by swallowing half of my filagree
lace edged handkerchief. The young la
dies all looked at me in apparent astonish
ment at such a voice and I wanted to
laugh all the more. Fortunately Mr.
Bimby came to my rescue at the moment
and edged himself in among the crinoline.
"May I sit here ?" he asked, pointing
to a low stool near me.
"Certainly," I simpered in my high
Ah, thank you," said Bimby with a
lackadasical air which nauseated me, as
coming from one man to another "you
are as kind as you are fascinating I"
"l'ou flatter me !"
"I ? No, indeed, praise of you cannot
be flattery, Miss Lee."
"Oh, sir, really you are a very naugh
ty man," I said in the most feminine tone
I could command.
He cast a languishing glance at me
through the black lace veil, and I fairly
began to fear for his feelings.
We soon arrived at the grove, and
found our band engaged beforehand
awaiting us. Of course dancing was tho
first amusement, and lawyer Bimby led
me out for a schottische. It was hard at
first for me to take a lady's part in the
dance, but I soon got accustomed to it.
A waltz was proposed and I resolved to
have a littlo amusement at the expense of
the unfortunate Mr. Bimby.
I had first made him purposely jealous
by dancing with two other young fellows,
one of whom I knew in ray own charac
ter, but who never suspected me as Mag
gie Lee. The young man was a great
woman killer a sort of easy devil-may-care
rascal, who made the ladies run af
ter him, by his alternate warmth of ac
tion and coolness of protestation. I se
lected him to "play off" against my legal
admirer. I allowed him to hold on to
me very closely, and occasionally looked
at him with a half-fascinating expression.
When we stopped he led me to my scat,
keeping his arm about my waist, and I
Having thusstirred Bimby up to wrath
ful feats of valor, I asked one of the gen
tlemen to direct the musicians to play a
waltz. Bimby came immediately.
"Ahem I Miss Lee, shall I have the
honor of of trying a waltz with you V
I smiled a gracious acquaintance and
Now I am an old stager at waltzing. I
can keep up longer than any non-professional
dancer, male or female, whom I ev
er met. As long as the Cachuca or
Schounebrunnen rings in my ears, I can
go on, if it is a year.
Not so with Bimby. He plead want
of practice and aaid that bo soon got
"Ah-a, old boy," thought 1, "X il give
you a turn then I"
But I only smiled, and said that I
should probably get tired first.
"Oh, yes 1" he exclaimed. "Of course
I can waltz as long as any one lady, but
not much more."
For the first three minutes my cavalier
did well. He went smoothly and evenly,
but at the expiration of that timo bogan
to grow warm. Five minutes elapsed,
and Bimby's breath came harder and har
der. On we went, however, and I scorn
ed to notice his slackening up at every
round, when wo passed my scat. After
some ten or twelve minutes, tho wrctohed
man gasped out between his stops :
"Ah, are are you not get getting
nave hkcu ic Deiier. iis it was j. icit as
if I was "obtaining goods under false pre
tences," and lawyer Bimby might issue a
"Oh no I" I burst forth, as coolly aM
if we were riding around the room, "I
feel as if I Could waltz all night "
Ihe look of despair that ho gave was
terrible to sec.
I was bound to see him through, hoW
ever, and we kept at it. Bimby staggered
and made wild steps in all directions.
His shirt collar wilted, his eyes protruded
his jaw hung down ; and, altogether, I
saw he could not hold out much longer.
"This is delightful," said I, "and you
Mr. Bimby, waltz so easily I"
" Puff puff ah puff-- yes eh
puff very puff--dolightful," he-gasped
"Don't you think it ought to go a littltf
Ho rolled his eyes heavenward in agJ-
"Ah, puff puff I don't ah puff
So when we ncared the musicians. I
"Faster if vou nlcasn faster." snrl
they played a la whirlwind4
Poor Bimby threw his feet about like
fast pacer, and revolved after the manner
of a teetotum nearly run down. At last
he staggered a step backwards, and spin-
mog eccentrically away Irom me, pitched
headlong in tho midst of a bevy of young
ladies in a corner. I turned around cool
ly, walked to my seat, and sent the young
woman killer after a glass of ice-water.
The miserable lawver recovered his
senses just in timo to see me thank his
rival for the water.
t some idea from this of the fun
ladies have in tormenting us poor
fellows of the other sex.
At thTs -juncture, and before Mr. "Bim
by had time to apologize for his accident,
little Jennie came running into the pa
villion which served as a ball room. As
she came near, I perceived that her
hands were clutched tightly in her dress,
and I positively shuddered as she whis
pered to me :
"Oh, Maggie ! come and help me fU
my skirts they are all coming down.
What should I do ? I was in agony
A cold perspiration broke out upon my
forehead. I wished myself a thousand
miles away and anethematized. Bob
Styles' masquerading projeot inwardly,
with fearful maledictions.
I said I was tired out could not some
one else go 7
No nothing would do but I must ac
company her to the house of a gentleman
who owned the grove, and assist her to
arrange her clothing.
So I went.
What if it Bhould be necessary to re
move the greater part of her raiment ?
What if she should' tell me to do some
sewing ? - What if in the midst of all the
embarrassments of being closeted with a
beautiful girl of seventeen, in a stato of
comparative freedom from drapery, my
real sex and identy should be discovered
by her 7
I felt as if an apopletio fit would be ft
fortunate occurrence for me just then.
However, I nerved myself up for tho
task, and accompanied Jennie to tho
house designated. An old lady showed
us into her chamber, and Jennie, heaving
a sigh of relief, let go her dress. As she
did so, a pardon my blushes petticoat
fell to tho floor. She was about to pro
ceed, but I alarmed her by a sudden, and
"Stop I" I cried frantically and forget
ting my alsetto; "stop ! don't uadresa for
God's sake !"
She opened her great brown eyes to
their widest extent.
"And whynot 7"
"Because I am I am acan. yon.
keep a secret 7"
"Why, yes ! How frightened you hok I
Why, what i3 tho matter Maggie 7 yon
why oh I oh 1 oh I"
And she gave threo aoreams.
"Hush I No noiao, or I am lost P
I exclaimed, putting my hand over kef
mouth. "I swear I mean no harm ; ifl
had I would not have stopped you. Don't
you see 7"
She was all of a tremble poor Utile
thing ; but sho saw tho force ot my argm
"Oh, sir," Bho said, "I see you arc ft
man ; but what does it all moan ? Wfc
did you dress so ?"
I told her the story as briefly as possi
ble, after exacting from her a promise of
the most sacred secresy
I then went outside the door, and wsi
.ted till she had arranged her dress when
she called me again. bho had heard of
me from Maggie and others, and wanted!
to hear the particulars ; so I safc down by
her, and wo had a long talk, which ended
in mutual feelings of friendliness and old
acquaintanceship, quite wonderful for
people meeting for the first time. Just
as wo started to go back to tho pavilion,
I said I must relieve my mind of just ons
"And what is that V she said.
Thoso kisses. You thoaght I was
Maggie Leo, or you would not have given
them. They were vory sweet, but! sap
pose I must give them back "
And I did.
Sho blushed n good deal, but she did&'t
resist, only when I got through, slrt
glanoed up and said : 4-
"I think you are real naughty, any
When Wo retarded, I foritid lawyer
Bimby quite recoverod from his disainesi
and all hatlds ready for supper, which
was served in the ball room, t sal-be
tween Bimby and Jennie I and ttade-letel
to both in turn. After supper at which
I astonished a great many by edting rath-