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la a Waneo ; otherwise i Ito
,,,1: ; rnsnre.1.
ar'.U I llsooutinueI oni!l ill
op. Postmaster oUettaK ;
. . it.. Aa not ItVa titit
beBe'Jiwa-"'" for tt ,-
Jyn rcuvting !W W an- j
a th name of tbe firmer
The Somerset Ileraiu.
in Mammoth nioe.
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S.imtr oi, l'a.
! to hi t i:i t
neaa Atid tHleilt.
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( i i.
I at.y y. sen ell.
A t. ft A ft ft f
PcDfim Agent, S Hi.e'
r in KcaI l:te. SouirrM-t, V ri;i
.,Uim?iu-feiitrsto! his eara Til!.
; o KIM MEL.
ATT LY-AT liA V,
S Kiwrfct, "
.- :,mil B!es rntroti1 to 1 ? c .r.-.-".nit.:-
.ir.i; (cevtnUo P.trt
i no ob Main Cross reet .
U C. :ol.bi l.N.
ioi;v o. (XLi:o;iX.
ntf er'.raicti to tliclr car.
I., i-urii i'inl'v annitHl to.
-in hsr ti'.'-lJ. I'lHirs.
. n. ey-at-la n .
, niirn I ti all lurinfM er,t;Ti!
vi.riejU iB eolltoCii-i.r,
it . .uiioiiLftC.
An IKN KY-AT LAW,
Som rtci I'a ,
'3ft-tttitrost.1 to try care
ATTOK.N E YS AT LA W,
:e.ilo tuens WiU ticjir iu:;
UmiW. IT. KOONTZ.
."; rim rrcmit stteatlon to bn-lnea eii;n.. t-
lu . ' I 1 1 .
i. i' l-rt Hna-. all'bwlnMentro'-i.i.-fi.-o
a::cide1 to with jironii:!icr and
i'-iiE-; l. rr;n.
A TT 1 Li.N E Y-AT L A W .
:. Vamaiotb liloe. nn stsirs. Kn'.-.r,
''r street. 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.
K1MMELL & SOX
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
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.
.' m.SlClAX kSCKfJEOX,
in-3i-M i Fth Bend. Imllans, wfcfre Le
v . . -7j I r ., 1.0 inftrrnr Mtienaia-
fce s.vt Henry HeEey's
re, pitto Cra
VI I LI. i AM
' ln vrinT ni F.ESKT. l'A.
t tn KatcOK-tB Blurs. aNire Boyd's !rti
vp-r he run at all timea be f"in I r. ;r.r
r kimia ot work. a.-ii as tlnimc r.'n
.oinH e Ar:ltn'al U-' thot ail kin.:r.
1 't.e Ur. material lusertfl. pe:atfons
' f i'.rrr of Ssd Psteh. S-iBenet rv-.z'y.
. J3"f tt'. tht IVaee, nrvey'ir arO r-iiB
i ! prvitroilr e dteet all Hoor.ty and r'rn-'i-:ii!
etlru'trd to hlta Venn; il.i.ii:
' -a -Tniii..n will a'!drei hini at t!;e atx ve
"pif, raclualbt; utsrharare aci ;a-;UK
i-i.Tirje rtlnst inr WTTke oa Xinl r Frr-
'i !tt piiA I will yv eittr fl:W:uctl ti.
Tnrtii ri.u :'.iy ttviIei t'j.
. M'OYSTOWX. l'KNN'A.
:" li',T:Itr aril arell knoain houpe has Ittrtt
in U awl 1 evlv r tiuu lth all a.-w
' t toit.iturr. l irb has uiadr It a y
' ft.i) j 11, f ,Ure lor tiie traneiln ihll.
;J aj .-. a caiinot be ror,warl. ail I-
;;'Kri?, w.'.h a lante nMle fcali ails-hed
"atue Urge and ro.uir atai ima
" r'a" i"r.!it e can 1 had at ti e lMreai po
;. ! j the erk. day or meal.
S AXt ELCVSTER. Pni.
h. E. ( or. liimn.d
" t':tert A. .T. CaKbeer Si Cu.'i
ret. 1 or at ins
'545 GROVE FARM
Jt'iB!n, S"errt. the j isee t-i nnana-
Ise t.ilk.Li; 1 a ua. cf tue kiuoa la,
O.DCRBER.TY. Wild-chepry '
k0 CIDER WISE, !
t .1 to aniit n to rt.hau-r. i
,, kCJ lir ineiltr.! and farm- I
. I"!iftr . ki . t..r he Hw... ,
" J-ure mil-. "
dty at 1 me amir 1
1 . . .
VOL. XXX. NO. 28.
FOR FALL SALE!
' Till. LATZCT BZ3T STTTL2S.
: THE BEST QUALITIES !
IlKlUGGETS, ' j
! LINOLEUMS, ic.
7 FIFTH AV
tr ILl .VUl.r. BEtL 1ATA1I.
, H vir" tW the atitlmrt'T dvrn tot"i umlor
l r'.';!-il ' y tl.e l.i"'. will nr.'l Kfamont of Jwtia
H-ut-iif iaUMif .Ui'KUiHTeek town-iUiji. Simer!t
I r mi! . ti., UeoJ , I will exjuse M iic by pu jlic
' ciu'it" . no liie iireuiibts, o
". liurxdj't, Ihcftnher 2-Vi, 1SS1,
si 1 nYliK'k . m of sal t day. tlic rcl r stat of the
lxi .:mn lviuciiar. ilci-M. cuasttilim el a valuable
larirjuultmar New LfiiiiKi.iO. W Ml l.ilicreek
i. w: ;ii(i. S' niewl fu.:t), 'iJa!ng ind
i.f '.. .i. tivi!""-. 11. S. McV.iiirn Si Hr-.. Hti'T
iler-Tk-n:;i ln-li ri. k Trimiiey. .T. U. Crietiicld
sii:' lict-li'er l r"hers, ciwiAiiuoj aro, tnonp
ir alumna acrtv clear, at'rvit la iiiciiloir.
i'iierc i a
LH-tE TW3-ST0RI -EEIS ODSE ! '
en 1 a v
I..V.IV.L rr.ASE E.VMI BARS !
r.n - 1 .thrr oattmir tlnrn on the (ireraisrt: aluo.
uix-l it !.( 4; n-hanl Tartn y 01' otter ifuit
. t; Ttf''jv;H Jit.
. ! XEZITS r
! ( l.-.t!iir.! tn hand, ons rhir ! lo remnfa a lien on
I ';i l:m.t. 1 lie ifivret tiin.fli to ! ji-l aaaallv
' I ) tor wi'Suw ol deora!!f'l duiio tier IMettma, and
' :.::r l.t r dn'li tiie iriuci mi tn l aM to lb.
' Ii-it ihr i'M.:. and tiie btiarkr. in three
' ' 4. iij il aorua iiviuen:a. wi.hout loicret i-oui9a-I
ir. .1 1- k v o on the Hi ol MirtL. Jsl when
I will U' rttlivenil in! jaitxaiont notes ta-
i K'-n ! it the deterred paynifDt. Ten ?er cent, ni
' nnn'i;.K u.m v 10 I laid down on ! ol sale,
j " C. li. iim RE
; nn3 lCxacutor.
! OLDEST AND BEST
j FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
Tiie ce Yosk CtrsKcvrt ta, iw tl.e largest
i i u.nliou ol its eiafs. 11 in
It wlii cater tu
w;:l-, 'hett fotir times the size of its tint iane,
iiiil ! n-iKO an I Itutncsiic i:er ; with vUror ns
-..itHirtal! ojo tna'.trrs of rclii ias and areolar
iti:rm: ; wuh eiftfeially edite.1 It;artments for
Ci.ildrm. t-a'nt)ti .Sehool Te-ftchcra. Farmers and
ltimintrii Men : wl:helft.-!it a-tlvo Fjlltors. an aa
r:v. tied ol Fortliju CirrciindenU and pld
Wr.t -m a:id Cutrirmwrs tn ererr part of the
Irenarus? " Letters!
With Steal Portrait cf Ihs Author,
i - airen tonne one am.'. az as a fta Jtie Xsrtr
St uw-kibuu sal S3 15 f r ibe evmluK year.
SPECIMEN COPIES FREE.
M:V YORK OBSEKTCR,
.itsi Xri Ttrk.
SOMERSET COUNTY BANK I
fF.STAUX.ISI I ED 1S7T.)
CHARLES J. HARRISON,
CASHIER AXD 13ASAGER.
Ci llC'ti'aif mai'ie in all pacts of. the l ailed
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
ii' legal boli2a otiterrtl.' Ct
Ti CCD LT. LVd EHTH AYETUE,
KO. 226 LIBERTY STREET
PITXS23 TJ- IsiGrl-i,
la at aicaa.
Agents fa Fire asJ lift Imam
ifJKb & SOW. .
SOMEHS KT. PA..
And Real Estate Brokers.
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 '
(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
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
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
and i runrhins thrmisli fo and
" " ' " "f
t'ticdnqtierefl ri aim of the tyrant lee,
litise palai-es rise.
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
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
Tl.e tlreur.' tw ttnJ, '.
Of waves tl.t-hi-J mind
A;; iccher-' ajrmtintl ;
Ami tlte riyir - ..a.,-
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 !
Kot the iceberg's crashing
That Glis the air,
Unr the gnashing .-,
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
. 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
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
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
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
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
"And you intend to obey him r
"No." I said again, in the same
manner, as if I had been taking in
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
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,
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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 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
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
morning, expiring in fifteen minutes
15, " 1' '
after the falL
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
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
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
"Jist fifty cents,'" was the reply.
."How long have von been work
ing at it?"
"Wall, nigh "bout a week, I reck
And - how much longer will it
"Wail, spects 1 could finish it to
morrern but I reckon I won't h it
"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
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
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-
,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
f satirical slaue savs that tenors
usuaijj pnt on more airs than tlu-y
Some of the most timid girls are
not frightened by a loud bang.
I But gloves are no longer fashiona
The concern that
money the mint
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