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Oilloctior ma.le, e'tiu tli. laraln-rd. aad all leir! liioef ! l;h roan'i!e aad ndellty. IXF. M. HICKS. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. SomerwH, Peiia'a. it. S. KIKMIXl. K1MMELL & SOX '-r-lTthrir pri'lfeional servioea o the etti and vl-lnlty. tlmiil 11e wrai- 1 !t, firm can at all.tiDiea. anlw j.roleain he Imin'' at their crt.ee., on Main of hi the l'i.iniood. j'UrivT MILLER L.is perma- 'iT:''r l.catedla Herltn Sr the prartiee o( ...i N.ir.prset a Tu tf. V! 11 P.niT.AKEIl it n.l i 1. is ' "4wina n ne Ui ths rititr.s of Sun - iii hc;.i:t. fiitiee in residence on ri.arft; ut tae Iiauiond. MILLER. .' m.SlClAX kSCKfJEOX, in-3i-M i Fth Bend. 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Fartirt w'al Irjt to a. it! !Mirnpt ea leae oi'mnioiated by uralt Kt' York la any mm. t'liliertkikc u:a:r vita r.n tn'r."f a. V. H. Jtonds l ualii and fi!d. Moi,y nd valoables seeared by one of lilenhi"f ei-letifaiei tales, with a Sar gvist & Yale ; 0 W lime luck ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. ii' legal boli2a otiterrtl.' Ct WAITER AIDEBSQI, MERCHANT TAILOR, Ti CCD LT. LVd EHTH AYETUE, KO. 226 LIBERTY STREET PITXS23 TJ- IsiGrl-i, kl! tun K'cais. la at aicaa. Agents fa Fire asJ lift Imam JOHN ifJKb & SOW. . SOMEHS KT. PA.. And Real Estate Brokers. fcTAKEISUEL ito. PrrfT.w-.odeJr t seit. buy or erhanre pP !-rt. r.r rent will tnd It taa their adrantajre to rrt-turer the rirarrmtioTi ib-f. aa no rharre U tna-le enlrsii sold or rented l.eal estate tmatnecf itfiieraltT nil! be prontpily at'.enue! to. . aue 1 ' CHARLES HOFFMAN, HERCHAHT TAILOR, (Al-ovrllnry JIe-fitoj- Srere.) . LATT2T STTLB ffil LCTm EST f EXIS. TS.TISFACTSON GUARANTEED. JO ( .Ai vPw.V'p l- A O VftMiillOi-iA X . , . 1 C??a f U?Olt".kilii.r t-rtttl. Tmas 1 QUO oatJti fro. Ac-iress U. Hallttt k i. . ., Atar.i-lrr t orllhbd. lli.ib. CiC Tf (Dflliitr day at borne. Sample UJt I (J OZU worth aotree. Addree!TI- rur.uiul. Maioe. AIar.ie.ljT. Tirr. Mowrns saxt.y cIjAI's. ET J. T.' TEOWDHIPCt:. Where is tho oiil man Santa Cluus, With hi airy .sled which the reitidecrdraas. And the round little twinkling face hedjyd in I!y the ieiclcd cap and the fritted chinT Storm-riroof logins and a huge surtout, Srwckled with siiowaud with chimnev-sisot ; J And hi packs that hold j Treasures untold Fur yotinjrund old ! j Yv'here does he live and what doc he do? ; Or where is the fortune-teller who j Can tell u if thce things are true? j Come here, Conrad ; listen, True! j I am the fortune-teller, who !Vill tell you if these things arc true. Turn down the fc-iu to the feeblest spark, I Now take my hands, sit close aiiJ hark ! ! Out there in the dark ! What's that looming, What's that glooming, What's that booming, There in the dark? Soiiictliiiig wonderful, 9oti)ethin,i white, Tills the night With a strange dim light! Is i! the world of Arctic snow, ) j Of th pi'lar bear and the Lsijtiimanx" i A. Ii-re the avalanche falls i Anil the chicier crawls " l i Vidl.pf of i. , Si rVi ' 1ipk 'ulie rrilivls ' 1 Kterr. 'Alf o-v.JicnvnrJd's wljiU' waljj, I And litters her wlichw in the hrine below ; i WWe tin iro. '. -' Wliere tin po, AMiere the' )ow, iliye. wallowing growling young iceberg Cr.wdine, l!,e!' and i runrhins thrmisli fo and " " ' " "f t'ticdnqtierefl ri aim of the tyrant lee, litise palai-es rise. Mountain rize. Tea over .eak ami stair over siair. In the tnilight air! Is this tiie eountry of Santa Claiix, Whore li never hi.Rinis ami the frost never tl.sw? Ami wliat are tiie iniut'lint; mmtiili I hear'. The muJI sharp iliik of the honf of a ileer. The crack ol a v.-hi p. atiJ the eJjres Of an ire le-lse Tl:e clank of a !eu(r'': A frozun-in v. Iiale-iJiip's whistling tai:Lte; The crimo;i aur.ira's fitful crackle, As it Rushes an 1 fades up t!s aky, with the pciund, Tl.e tlreur.' tw ttnJ, '. Of waves tl.t-hi-J mind A;; iccher-' ajrmtintl ; Ami tlte riyir - ..a.,- I'vermurt', Ol'gatiiilUftt lli-.es .-.a a joUr shore ! '- 1 , , . lo luy cyjar.il c::rs ilecuve tue" Soniethi; 1 he:trutid see, believe me.' SoiitethiriS wtindcrftil, something white-. Fills tiir wttM with soft brijrht light ! Is, it ire ami nmr? ' My chiiilren no! Xnr ieebe.v t; iie nor glaciers flow. I5ut peaks of jUJ juper rie, A Flairway haJing to un&ectt skyes! Ieilgcs of sniiw white pavHT glentn, Terr.ice on terrace, ream above ream : A oil 1 bear the quick . ' Muhitilinoits elirk - ' . - Of tvpes falling thick In the printer's tiek; No northern lights, as they flash and fade. Cut the cnriiius flapping and cracking made I5y the f.ihlor and binder plying their trade ; And the sound that seemed tbeaea, I (ruins in Tiie thunder of hundreds of printing presses ! . 1 Kot the iceberg's crashing That Glis the air, Unr the gnashing .-, And splashing Of walrus and hear ; N'r the fltx-s that prind on a polar shore; But these are the rvoT.strra that rlar.kaud mar. : ' ' 5 : - 'Tis steam, my chiiilren, steam, that draws The steed of old man Santa Clans ! Here is the region whose riba of snow, Whose magic mountains melt and flow -In a thon-and rivers, a tail lion brooks, Pajier and inajr.tr.ines and books; The realm of his choicest gifts that till Il.ixos and mail bags, what yon will ! Covers that hold WotiIs brighter than gold. Leaves that enfold Thoughts more prccions than pei.ts of gold! Tictore and siory, rhyme and prose. By the modern modes ; All sorts of load?. On all kinus of roads, Tu all men's abodes. They are bundled and Intend and borne awny To glad. ten nil ho.-.rts on Christmas Pay. Believe me, Conrad ! hear me. True! Your mcrvcllons tales are half-way true. But this the realm, or else I dream, Here is the realm where lie reigns uj rem-. Xo reindeer team, ut iron and steam Where tiie modern Santa flat: reins su preme! J7r l"mV Cvmjnniom. OlUISTMAS STORY. HII-: Pill LADY'S HTOKY. llY iII'.I.K.H MCKE.NS. I have never tolfl j'ou my secret, my loiir nieces. However, this Cnristma.-', which may well le the last to an uM woman, I will irive the whole story ; for though it i a ntr.m:e stury, and a sad one, it in true ; and whjlsin there is in it I trust I m:ty have expiated by my tears and my repentance. Perhaps the last expiation ot all is this pain ful confession. We were very young atllw time, Lucy and I, and "the neighbors said we were pretty. So we were, I le lieve, though entirely different ; for Lucy was quiet, and I was full of life and spirits ; wild beyond any power of control, and reckless. I was the elder by two years ; bat more (it to be in leading etrings my Htlf tlirtn to guide or govern my . sis ter. " But f be wps so good, so quiet, and so wise, that 6he needed no one's guidance ; for if advice was to be given, it was she who gave it, not 1 ; and I never knew her judgment or jterception fail. She was the darling of the Iioufc. My mother had died soon after Lucy was born. A picture in the dining-room of her, in spite of all the differences of dress, was txactly like Lucy ; and as Lucy was now seventeen, and my mother had been only eighteen when it was taken, there was no discrep ancy of rears. . One Allhallow's evr a party of as ell young girls, not .ne of us twen ty years of ace were trying our for- . ,, ilia fir. arinir.eriAfil f"i ro Jtlirowing nuts into the brightest i LULU 1 7li ftilft HIV M rt . w . H.w , ... 1-.!.. 1.1. omer SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1881. blaze, to hear if mythic "He's" loved any of us, and in what proportion ; or ouring hot lead into water, to find cradles and rings, or purses and coffins ; or breaking the whites of eggs into tumblers half full of water, and then drawing up the while into pictures of the future the prettiest ex pen men t of all. I remember Lu cy could only make a recumbent figure of hern, like a marble monu ment in miniature ; and I, a maze of masks and skulls, and things that looked like dancing apes or in. us, and vapory lines that did not require much imagination to fash ion into ghosts or spirits ; for they were clearly human in the outline, but thin and vapory. And we all laughed a great deal, and teased one another, and were as full of fun and mischief, and innocence and thoughtlessness, as a nest of young bird. There was a certain room at the other end of our rambling old manor-house, which was said to be haunted, and which my father had therefore discontinued as a dwelling-room, so that we children might not be frightened by foolish servants; and tie had made it into a lumber place a kind of a ground-floor era nery where no one had any busi ness. Well, it was proposed that one of U3 should go into this room alone, lock the door, stand before the glass, pare and eat an apple very deliberately, looking fixedly in f the glass all the time ; and then, if j the mind never once waiuereu; the j future husband would be clearly nlwiwn in lYia rrlicu A a I was af- ouunu ft. ft bl.V. fc. J t 1 l . A j ways iie fool-hardy girl ot every j party, and was. moreover, very isirous of seeing that apocryphal de ln- i dividual, my future husband, (whose I non-appearance I ueed to wonder at I and bewail in secret) I was glad 'enough to make the trial, notnith- ' stanuintr the entreaties of some of the more timid. Lucy, above all, cluntr to me, and besought me earn estly not to go at last, almost with tears. But my pride of courage, and my curiosity, and a certain nameless leelinz ot attraction, were too strons for me. I laughed Lucy and her abettors into silence : utter- ! ed half-a-dozen bravadoes ; and tak ing up a bed room candle, passed through the long silent passages, to the cold, dark, deserted room my heart beating with excitement, my foolish head dizzy with hope and faith. The church-clock chimed a quarter-past twelve s I opened, the door It was an awful night. The win dows shook, as if every instant they would burnt in with some strong man's hand on the bars, and his snsulder arxii'wist the frames ; and the trees howled and shrieked, as if each brancli were setient and in pain. The ivy beat against the win dow, sometimes with fury, and sometimes with leaves slowly scrap ing again the glnes and drawing out long shrill sounds, like spirits cry ing to each other. In the room it self it was worse. Rats had made it their refuge for many year, and they rushed behind the wainscot and down inside the walls, bringing with them showers of lime and dust, which rattled like chains, or sound ed like men's feet hurrying to and fro ; and every now and then, a cry broke through the room, one could not tell from where or from what, but a cry, distinct and human ; heavy blows seemed to be struck on the floor, which cracked like part ing ice beneath my feet, and loud knocking shook the walls. Yet in this tumult, I was not afraid. I reasoned on each new sound very calmly and said, "those are rats, or "those are leaves," and "birds in the chimney," or "owls in the ivy," as each new howl or scream struck my car. And I was not in the least frightened or disturbed ; it all seem ed natural and familiar. I placed the candle on a table in the midst of the room, where an old broken mirror stood ; and, looking steadily into the glass, having first wiped off the drjst, I betran to eat Jbve's lor bidden fruit, wishing intently, as I had been bidden, for the apparition cf my future husband. In about ten minutes I heard a dull, vague, unearthly sound ; felt not heard. It was as if countless wings rushed by, and pmall low voices whisperine too ; as if a crowd, a multitude of life was about me; as if 6hadowy faces crushed up ag.iinst me, and eyes and hands, and sneering lips, all mocked me. I was suffocated. The air was so heavv, so filled with life, that I coulcl hardly breathe. I was press ed on from all sides, and could not turn nor move without parting thick vapors. I beard my own name ; I can swear to that to-day ! I heard it repeated through the room : and then bursts of laughter followed, and the wings rustltd and fluttered, and the whispering voices mocked and chattered, and the heavy air, so fill ed with life, hung heavier and thick er, and the things pressed np to me closer, and checked the breath on my lifts with the clammy breath from theirs. . I was not alarmed ; I was not ex cited ; but I was fascinated and spell bound : yet with every tense seeming to possess ten times it natur al power. I still went on looking in the glass, still earnestly desiring an apparition, when eudJenly I saw a man's face peering over my should er in the glass. Girls, I could draw that face to this hour! The low forehead, with the short curling hair, black as jet, growing down in a sharp point ; the dark eye, be neath t'uck eye-brows, burning with a peculiar light ; the nose and the dilating nostrils : the thin lips, curl ing into a smile, I see them all plainly before me now. And 0 1 the smile that it was ! the mockery and sneer, the derision, the sarcasm, the contempt, the victory that were in it ! even then it struck into me a sense of submissin. The eyes look ed full into mine ; those eyes and mine fastened on each other : and, as I ended my task, thechnrch-clock chimed the half-hour : and, sudden ly released, as if from a spell, I turned round, expecting to see a liv ing man standing beside me. But I met only the chill air coming in from the loose window, and the sol itude of the dark night The life had gone ; the wings bad rushed i iTiit mm i i i ii p iZZJ iff Bet i . ESTABLISHED, 1827. away ; the voices had died out, and I was alone ; with the rats behind the wainscot, the owls hooting in the ivy, and the wind howling through the trees. , -Convinced that either some trick naa been played me, or mat some one was concealed in the room. searched every corner of it. I lifted lids of boxes filled with the dust of ages and with rotting, paper lying like bleaching skin. .1 took down the chimney-board, the soot and ahes flew up in clouds. I opened dim old closets, where all manner of loul insects had made .their homes, and where daylight bad not entered for generations : but 1 found noth ing Satisfied that nothing human was in the room, and. that no one could have been there to-night, nor tor many months, it not vears, and still nerved to a state , of desperate courage, 1 went back to the draw ing-room. But, as I left that room I felt that something flawed out witn me ; and, ail tnrougn tne long pa Bages, I retained .the sensation that this something was behind me. My steps were heavy, the conscious nee a of pursuit having paralyzed not quickened me ; for I knew that when 1 leit that haunted room 1 had not left it alone. As I opened the drawing-room door, the blazing fire and the strong lamp-light bursting out upon me with a s peculiar ex pression of cheerfulness and wel come, 1 beard a lauga close at my elbow, and felt a hot blast across my neck. I started back, bat the laugh died away, and all I saw were two points of light, tiery and nam ing, that somehow fashioned them selves into eyes beneath their heavy brows, and looked at me meaningly through the darkness, . They all wanted to know what I had seen ; but I refused to say a word ; not liking to tell a falsehood then, and not liking to expose my self to ridicule. For I felt that what I had seen was true, and that no sophistry and no argument, no rea soiling and no ridicule, could shake my belief m it. My sweet Lucy came up to me, seeing me look so pale and wild, threw her arms around my neck, anr leaned for ward to kiss me. As ;she bent her head, I felt the same warm blast rush over my lips, and my sister cried, "Why, Lizzie, your lips burn like tire : ' j 7 And so they did, &ni for long af ter. The Presence was with me still. never leaving me day or night : by my pillow, iu whispering voice often waking me from wild dreams ; by my siJe in the broad sunlight ; by mv side in the still moonlight ; nev er absent, busy at my' brain, busy at my heart a form ever banded me. It nitted like a cold cloud between my sweet sister's eyes and mine, and dimmed them so that I could scarce ly see their beauty. I drowned toy father's voice, and his words fell confused and indistinct. - . - Not long after, a stranger came in to our neighborhood. He bought Green Howe, a deserted old proper ty by the river side, where no one had lived for many, many years : not since the young bride, Mrs. Braithwaite, had been found in the river one morning, entangled among the dank weeds and dripping alders, strangled and drowned, and her bus band dead no one knew how ly ing bv the chapel door. The place had had a bad name ever since, and no one would live there. However, it was said that a stranger who had been long in the East, a Mr. Felix, had bought it, and that he was com ing to reside there. And true enough, one day the whole of our little town of Thornhill was in a state of excitement : for a traveling carriage and four, followed by anoth er full of servants Hindoos, or Lascars, or Negroes : dark-colored. strange-looking people) passed through, and Mr. relix took posses sion of Green Hove. My father called on him ; and I, as the mistress of the house, went with him. Green Howe had been changed, as if by magic, and we both said so together, as we entered the iron gates that lead op the broad walk, ibe ruined garden was one mass of plants, fresh and green. many of them quite new to me ; and the shrubbery, which had been a wilderness, as restored to order. The house looked larger than before now that it was so beautifully deco rated : and the broken trellis-work, which used to hang dangling among the ivy, was malted with creeping roses and jasmine, which left on me the impression of having been in tlower, which was impossible. It was a fairy palace ; and we could scarcely believe that it was the de serted, ill-omened Green Howe, ibe foreign servants, too, in Eastern dresses, covered with rings and neck laces, and ear-rings, the foreign smells of sandal-wood, and cam phor, and musk ; the curtains that hung everywhere in place of doors, some of velvet and some of cloth of gold ; the air of luxury, such as I, a simple country girl, had never seen before, made such a powerful impression on me that I felt as if carried away to some unknown re gion. As we entered, Mr. elix came to meet us ; and, drawing aside a heavy curtain that seemed all of gold and fire for the flame colored flowers danced and quivered on the gold he led us into an in ner room, where the darkened light, the atmosphere heavy with per fumes, the statues, the birds like living jewels, the magnificence of stuffs, and the luxuriousness of ar rangement overpowered. I felt as if I had sunk into a lethargy in which I heard only the rich voice, and saw only the form of our stranger host He was certainly very handsome ; tall, dark, yet pale as marble ; his very hps were pale ; with eyes that were extremely bright, but which had an expression behind them that subdued me. His manners were graceful. He was very cordial to us, and made us star a long time, tak ing us through his grounds to see his improvements, and pointing out here and there further alterations to be made, all with Buch a disregard for local difficulties and for cost that, had he been one of the princes of the genii, be could not have talk-' ed more royally. He was more than merely attentive to me: speakine to me often in a lower voice, bending, down near to me, and looking at me with eyes that thrilled through eve ry nerve and fibre. I a-aw that my father was uneasy ; and when we left, I asked him bow he liked our new neighbor. He said, "Not much. Lizzie," with a trrave and almost displeased look, as if he had probed the weakness I was scarce conscious of myself. I thought at that time that be was harsh. However, oh there was nothing positively to object to in Mr. Felix, my father's impulse of distrust could not well be indulged without rude ness ; and my dear father was toe thoroughly a gentleman ever to be rude even to his enemy. We there fore saw a great deal of the stranger, who established himself in our house on the most familiar footing, and forced on my father and Lucy an intimacy they both disliked but could not avoid, For it was forced with such consummate skill and tact that there was nothing which the most rigid could object to. I gradually became altered, being under his influence. In one thinz only a happier in the loss of the voice and the form which had haunt ed me. Since I bad known Felix this terror had gone. The reality had absorbed the shadow. But in nothing else was this strango man's influence over me beneficial. I re member that I used to hate myself for my excessive irritability of tem per when I was away from him. Everything at home displeased me. Everything seemed so small, and mean, and old, and poor after the lordly glory of that house ; and the very caresses of my family and the olden school-dav mends wpre irk some and hateful to me. All except my Lucy lost its charm ; and to her I was faithful as ever ; to her I nev er changed. But her influence seem ed to war with his wonderfully. When with him, I felt borne away in a torrent His words fell upon me mysterious and thrilling, and he gave me fleeting glimpses into worids which had never opened themselves to me before glimpses seen and gone like the Arabian gar dens. When I came back to mv sweet sister, her pure eyes and the holy light that lay in them, her gentle voice.speaking of the sacred things of heaven and the earnest things of life, seemed to me like a former ex istence : a state that I had lived in years ago. But this divided influ ence nearly killed me ; it seemed to Eart my very soul and wrench my eing in twain . and this more than all the rest, made me sad beyond anything people believed possible in one so gay and reckless as I had been. My fathers dislike to Felix in creased daily ; and Lucy, who had never been known to use a hareh word in her life, from the first refus ed to believe a thought of good in him, or to. allow him. one jingle claim to praise. She used to cling to me in a wild, beseeching way' and entreat me with prayers, such as a mother might pour out before an erring child, to stop in time, and return to those who loved me. I'or your soul is lost from among ns, Lizzie." she used to say : "and noth ing but a frame remains of the full life of love you once gave ns!" But one word, one look from Felix was enough to make me forget every tear and prayer of her who, until now, had been my idol and my law. At last my dear lather command ed me not to see Felix again. I felt as if I should have died. In vain I wept and prayed. In vain I gave full license to my thoughts, and suf fered words to pour from my line which ought never to have crept into my heart In vain; my father was inexorable. I was in the drawing-room. Sud denly, noiselessly. Felix wai beside me. He had not entered ry tne door which was in front of me ; and the window was closed. I never could understand this sudden ap pearance; for I am certain that he had not been concealed. "Your father has spoken of me, Lizzie?" he said with a singular smile. I was silent And has forbidden you to see me again?" he continued. Yes," I answered, impelled to speak by something stronger than my will. "And you intend to obey him r "No." I said again, in the same manner, as if I had been taking in a dream. He smiled again. Who was he so like when he smiled ? I could not remember, and yet I knew he was like some one I had seen a face that hovered outside my memo ry, on the horizon, and never floats ed near enough to be distinctly re alized. "Yon are right, "Lizzie," he then said: "there are ties which are stronger than a father's commands ; ties which no man has the right, and no man has the power to break. Meet me to-morrow at noon in the Low Lane ; we will speak further " He did not say this in any suppli cating, nor in any loving manner ; it was simply a command, unaccom panied by one tender word or look. He had never said he loved m never ; it seemed to be to well un derstood between us to need assur ances. I answered, "Yes,' burying my face in my hands, in shame at this my first act of disobedience to my father ; and when I raised my head he was gone. Gone as he had enter ed, without a footfall sounding ever so lightly. I met him the next day, and it was cot the only time that I did so. Day after day I stole at his com mand from the house, to walk with him in the Law Lane the lane which the country people said was haunted, and which was consequent ly always deserted. And there we used to walk or sit under the blight ed elm tree for hours: he talking, but I not understanding all he said : for there was a tone of grandeur and mystery in his words that over powered without enlightening me, and that left my spirit dazzled rather than convinced. I had to give reasons at borne for my long absences, and he bade me say that I had been with old Dame Todd, the blind widow of Thornhill Rise, Hera and that I had been reading the Bible to her. And I obeyed, al though, while I said it, I felt Lucy s eyes fixed plaintively on mine, and heard her murmur a prayer that I might bo forgiven Lucy grew ill. As the flowers and the summer sun came on, her spirit faded more rapidly away. I have known since that it was grief more than malady which was kill- j ing her. The look of nameless suf fering which used to be in her face, has haunted me through life with undying Borrowing. It wa3 suffer ing that I, who ought to have rather died for her, had caused. But not even her illness stayed me. In the intervals, I nursed her tenderly and lovingly as before; but for hours and hours I left her, all through the long dayn of summer to walk in the Low Lane, and sit in my world of poetry and lire. V hen 1 came back my sister was olten weeping, and I knew it was for me I, who once would have given mv life to save her from one hour of sorrow. Uien 1 would nmgmy- self on my knees beside her, in an ! agony of shame and repentance, and promise better things ol the morrow, and vow strong efforts against the power and the spell that were on me. But the morrow sub jected me to the same unhallowed fascination, the same faithlessness. At last Felix told me that I must come with him ; that I must leave my home, and take part in his life ; that I belonged to him and to him only, and that I could not break the tablet of a fate ordained ; that I was his destined, and he mine, and that I must fulfill the law which the stars had written in the sky. I fought against this. I spoke of my father's anger, and of my sister's ill ness. I prayed to him for pity, not to force this on me, and knelt in the shadows of the autumn sunset to ask from him forbearance. I did not yield this day. nor the next, nor for many days. At last he conquered. When I said "Yes," he kissed the scarf I wore around my neck. Until then he had never touched even my hand with his lips. I consented to leave my sis ter, who I well knew was dying ; I consented to leave my father, whose whole life had been one act of love and care for his children ; and to bring a sLiin on our name, unstain ed until then. I consented to leave those who loved me. all I loved, lor a stranger. All was prepared ; the hurrying clouds, lead colored, and the howl in? winds, the fit companions in nature with the evil and despair of my souL Lucy was worse to-day ; but thour!i I felt going to my death in leaving her, I conld not resist Had his voice called me to the scaf fold, I nust have gone. It was the last o. October, and at midnight when I was to leave tho house. I had kissed my sleeping sistcr; who was dreaming in her sleep and crlett; and grasped my hand, called aloud. "Lizzie. Lizzie! Come back!" Bat the spell was on me, and I left her ; and still her dreaming voice called out, choking with sobs, "Not there ! not there, Lizzie! Onme back to me!" I was to leave the house by the large, old, haunted room that I have spoken of before ; Felix waiting for me outside. And a little after twelve o'clock, I opened the door to pass through. This time the chill, and the damp, and the darkness unnerv ed me. The broken mirror was hi the middle of the room as before, and, in passing it I mechanically raised my eyes. Then I remember ed that it was Allhalow's eve, tho anniversary of tiie apparition of last Jear. As I looked, the room, which ad been so deadly still, became filled with the sound I had heard before. The rushing of large wings, and the crowd of whispering voices flowed like a river around me ; and again, glaring into my eyes, was the same face in the glass I had seen be fore, the sneering smile, even more triumphant the blighting stare of the fiery eyes, the low brow and the coal-black hair, and the look of mockery. All were there; all I had seen before and 6ince; for it was Felix who was gazing at me from the glass. When 1 turned to speak to him, the room was empty. Not a living creature was there; only a low laugh, and the far-off vorces whispered, and the voice of Felix cried from outside, "Come Lizzie, come !" I staggered, rather than walked to the window ; and, as I was close to it my hand raised to open it there stood between me and it a pale figure clothed in white; her face more pale than the linen bound round it Her hair hung down on her breast, and her blue eyes look ed mournfully into mine. She was silent, and yet it seemed as if a vol nme of love and of entreaty flowed from her lips ; and I heard words of deathless affection. It was Lucy ; standing there in this bitter mid night cold giving her life to save me. Felix called to mc again, im patiently ; and as he called, tho fig ure turned, and beckoned me; beckoning me gently, 'lovingly, be seechingly ; and then slowly faded away. The chime of the half-hour sounded ; and I fled from the room to my sister. I found her lying dead on the floor ; her hair hanging over her breast and one hand stretched out as if in supplication. The next day Felix disappeared ; he andhis"whole retinue; and Green Howe fell into ruins again. No one knew where he went, as no one knew from whence he came. And to this day I sometime doubt wheth er or not he was a clever adventur er, who had heard of father's wealth ; and who, seeing my weak and im aginative character, had acted on it for his own purpose. All that I do j know is that my sister's spirit saved me from ruin ; and that she died to save me. She had seen and known all, and gave herself for my salva tion down to the last and supreme effort she made to rescue mc. She died at that hour of half past twelve and at half past twelve, as I live be fore you all, she appeared to me, and recalled me. As this is the reason why I never mairried, and why I pass Allhal- low's eve in prayer by my sister's grave. I have told you 'to-night WHOLE NO. 1589. this story of mine, because I feci that I shall not live over another last night of October, but before the next white Christmas roses come out like winter stars on the earth, I shall be at peace in the grave. Not in the grave; let me rather hope with my blessed sister in Heaven ! FulMiinjr a Ldtdy'a Finger Tip. A Clara Belle Boyd, York letter, describes a in a visit New to a "manicure," as follows : When my time came I sat in a row with some other ladits, all in the easiest of arm-chairs, and with damask napkins in our laps. Finger-bowls of stained glass on plates of painted French china, filled with tepid water perfumed and contain ing acid to soften the skin, were given us, and solemnly we sat and soaked our fingers for fifteen min utes. At the end ot that time an "operator" on a low stool seated her self before me, dried or.e hand, posed it on a pink satin cushion, and with a fine steel instrument quickly scraped away all the soft skin around the nail, then she filed it into a point at the top, and clip ped the sides with sharp scissors, then 6he rubbed a red salve over it ; wiped it off, and proceeded to polish it with the diamond powder, using the palm of her hand, until the nail fairly glittered, and finally warm water, castile soap, and a soft brush left it clean, smooth and shinning. The process was repeated on every finger and in half an hour, for the sum of 81.50, was finished, and the result was ten pink and brilliant weapons of defense, so sharp and poined as to suggest the advantages of peace. The fashion of wearing these long aad pointed nails, has become so exaggerated that it ne cessitates long-fingered gloves, and extreme care to prevent their break ing off. A Pen Picture of Gnlteau. I saw Guiteau to-day. He was in the room of the Criminal Court for just one hour, and I sat during that time within two yards ot him, where I see and study his every feature. What a poor and miserable-looking wretch he is small of stature, thin legs, large feet and hand.?, and hair the color of which ':in:.ot be di cernible, so closely i- it cropped to the scalp of a small round head and a face made repr ive by the stubby moustache ai. i leard of coarse hair, cut cloe to the hecks and coming down to a point about four inches from the tip f tin. chin, and of a color similar t- i b Td of black hair that had been v.yed when the dye was wearing off ; a mouth of unusual proportions, which wears a fixed expression of anger ; a large and ill-shaped nose, and eyes which though not small, are kept back under a forhead which is typi cal of the maniac. If any one at a II laminar wiui inmaies oi uie uis;u.e asylum will look at Guiteau's face and say that it is not the face of the typical maniac, then I am mistaken, and I have been a visitor to many institutions where the insane arc kept John Jtusgd Young. CtaMlT WeMldiag. Getting married in New York, that is, gettirg married in anything like style eirrts money. A writer who has given the matter considerable study announces that in the city named a wedding of 1,1000 guests, with ushers and bridesmaids, ex clusive of bridal dress and trousseau, ranges anywhere between 81,800 and $3,500. A thoughtful father is said to have recently put his intend ed son-in-law up to eloping with his daughter on the express grounds of economy. It is better to slide out into the" rural districts where $2 will amply requite a justice of the peace for tying the knot just as securely as it can be tied by a priest in clerical robes. It isnt near so much trou ble, either, to do this as it is to han dle a large party of white-kidded citizens of both sext. Prayer. Prayer is an act of friendship. It is intercourse; an act of trust, of hope, of love, all prompting to inter change between the 60ul an infinite, spiritual, invisible friend. We all need prayer, if for no other purpose for that which we aptly call com munion with God. We all need friendly intercourse with Him whom our souls love. "He alone is a thousand companions; lie alone is a world of friends." That man nev er knew what it was to be familiar with God, who complains of the want of friends while God is with him Dr. Phdo. Reports from more than one hun dred lighthouses and light ships have shown that the migration of birds of one species or another arc almost continually going o.i, al- though the great migrations occur in the spring and falL Vast nam- hers of birtls are killed by Hying at night against the glass protecting the lights of lighthouses, being, while in migration attracted by the bright glare of the lamps. No iess than six hundred were destroyed in this manner in a one lighthouse. sinole month at A Minister Die A Mia Posit of Duty. AT I V H iioiuaiuii.i, ft, v., ft. v.. ft.. The Rev. E. Dallas Stager, pastor r.l TY . . I , 1 1 r Ol me iiapiiSb cnurcn nere anu lor several years pastor of the Taberna- cle Baptist Chu.-h, of Camden, f in the pulpit while preaching taej lam nan oi nis scrmun uu Duunat on Dunuayi, morning, expiring in fifteen minutes 15, " 1' ' after the falL AaUiwerThia? Is a person living who ever saw a case of azue." biliousness, nervous ness, or neuralgia, or any disease ol the stomach, liver or kidneys that Hop Bitters will not cure ? ' Bric-abrac is defined as "anything; in the crockery line that is absolute- j ly useless, set upon tne manue, where it will be in the way. Quit buying humbug medicines. If von are not well. UkePeruna. Ii: J costive, Maiialin. j C'nrinai.iicis of Krtliworm. Earthworms do not appear sensi ble to light in any considerable de gree ; it is possible that they bar? no organs or sense of a visual kind. If anyone 'will test this, let him g quietly at night with a lighted can dle and note the worms, especially the big ones, projected half-way from out their caves eeeldnir for food. Of the sudden ecc3 of light they take no notic?, bnt tnrh thorn 'ever so lightly and thy rrrde r. though electrified. Ther an; n!si very sensible to sound ; tho rapidity with which they flee from the ap proach of a mole tell3 that. Whilst worms seem insensible to light, they appear to be hiqUy sensitive of heat, for several hours after sunrise the grass or grounds may bo strewn with worms, for purposes of repro duction, food, fresh burrows, etc. As soon, however, as the heat of the sun directly bits them they disap pear almost as quickly as when ex cited by sound. I am, however, somewhat skeptical about worm.H hearing. You may talk pretty loud ly over earthworms enjoying their dew-bath on your smooth lawn on a summer morning, and they will take no notice ; but a heavy touiiall, or the dropping of a f-.tone. - z er-im almost, on the gro'i:.a it-elf, setiJ them back to earth as electrified. Still, they nay rptreat not because they hear the sound, but felt it in the vibration of the earth. I was standing near a heap of rubbish, I saw a large worm suddenly issue from the heap in an excited condi tion, I was puzzled to ascertain what this meant, when almost im mediately, but not before the worm had advanced a foot, I saw a cock tailed beetle come up out of the hole, whence this worm appeared ; he held up his head and appeared to be snuffing and looking about ; as the worm had disappeared he began to make casts first on one side then on the other. I heard no tongue, as he appeared more like the joiiiter than the hound. After he had gone about two feet in the worm's direc tion, he gave it up as a bad job, and returned evidently in disgust if I might judge from the state cf his tail, back to his hole. No w, t! e rea son why he could not smell out the worm was because it had gone over the hedges of some dry leaves which could nut hold the scent It U a common thing for these beetles to eat earthworms. Having occasion some years sir.ee to skin an orchard and lower the ground a layer of chalk that had been applied to the surface about tif ten years before was found at a depth of a foot or more from the surface, as far as 1 recollect, making due allowance for a Blight sinking by the specific gravity of the chalk, here was a creation of a new coil that seemed almost incredible, mak ing every allowance for the decom position of herbage and the work of the worms combined. Ln;ulm Gnr drner'i Chronicle. On the Safe Side. A Michigander who wa3 riding along the highway near Charleston, Virginia, a few days ago, came across a negro, who wa3 grubbing out a stump near the meadow fence, and, after a few questions about farm products, tho Wolverine ask ed: "What do you get for takinc that stump out?" "Jist fifty cents,'" was the reply. ."How long have von been work ing at it?" "Wall, nigh "bout a week, I reck on. And - how much longer will it tike?" "Wail, spects 1 could finish it to morrern but I reckon I won't h it afore Fridav." "Why?"" "Wall, hcah am de plot It" I tia ish to-morrer an' git my money I'm bound to trap down to Hamilton an' bet on a boss race an' low it all. Ef I wait till Friday I can hab d; means ob gwine into a circus at Charkstown. I know my weakness boss, an' so I'ze gwinc to sot her.h and dig a leetle, and chop off de las' root when I heah do circus ho'ns blowin'on top tie red skole house hill." Girl Postboj. At every station in Finland I had a young girl for a driver ; and these children of the North seemed not in the least afraid of me. My first dri ver's name was Ida Catherica. She gave me a silver ring and was de lighted when she saw it on my fin ger. I promised to bring her a gold one the following winter, and I kept my word. She was glad, indeed, when at the end of the drive, after paying, I gave her a silver piece. Another driver, 12 years of age, was named Ida Carolina. The tire of one of our wheels became loose, but she was equal to the emergency ; she alighted, blocked the wheel with a stone, went to a farm house and borrowed a few nails and a hammer, and with the aid of a farmer made everything right in a few minutes ; she did not seem the least put out by the accidrnt ; she chatted with me all the time, though I did not understand what she said, for I did not then know the Finnish language. She was a little beauty, with l:tn;e blue eyes, thick, fair hair and rosy cheeks. "Pas.sengers in this "bus will dn . well to look out for their pocket books," said a London policeman at the door of a crowded omnibus ; "there are two members of the swell mob in there." "If that's the case," ; ft ncry0lw looki njan -n whhj. . . . . , . , ,?t choker, who looked like a clergy man ; "I will get out, I cannot risk my reputation in such company.'' "And I," said a respectable looking old gentleman, with a gold-headed cane and spectacle?; "have too much - aTt fkIT n Ty-. . i f Tat A fit O -1 n I T K O K l T"i - j w of in? robbed Amj go ,M,th i alighted. Then the policeman said. "Drive on ; they have both got ouV ! Trnnnrted silk handkerchiefs have i - a centre of one color and a border of ' n-nln.rt.'n.. nnf. writK A .l.ltrrltf lit. iwiumum , -w"-j r tie chicken embroidered in one cor- 'liner. ,f have na reruna l)aiuI.L. . ;o,i;.toi. td.ln.aa s i? Hartman & Co.. Osborn. (.. or C. N. Boyd, Somerset, Pa. Try to cultivate an equitable tem per and dont borrow trouble ahead. f satirical slaue savs that tenors usuaijj pnt on more airs than tlu-y 9in Some of the most timid girls are not frightened by a loud bang. I But gloves are no longer fashiona ble. The concern that money the mint alwav3 makes