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PARTING. FROM THE LOW GERMAN. Yn"n mw nic fin My up thf hill, "Thr iffiy wan nlmnM Hjtcnlt, Afid fhcri' ynn told inc you muit jrn: W pHiMl, Biid you went. Iuit intend ntHt nml wHtchcd tho woods Wow with tho si'tfititf Nim, ri'l nizM. upon the little imth lint you were wjmlinif tiow n. n.l here the nire nuinnjr-M Hie trees, Still In the iuiliifht trie-Hie..). Itlt I tOITM il fl.'WII ttl .llh-T A ml oh, how (I in k !t in ed. In dreams, how mmiv time sitn'0 thin t ve purli-d t n.m vou o? l.v henrt (Iwelh on Ihe !iilltrp yet, Am. giiaM down heluw. Tomple Bar. A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. Il writ as peieefnl ft P'ni'! im on rouM wish to iK'holil on n siiiniiier Sundnv morn ing. 'Hum was si'iii'eelv tHioilnh tueiv.- to st ir the U-aves of tiic givjt. elm tree-; to a rustle; but. for the f iintly wavn'i infc Bhalow3 which they cist upon t!i hwn, one would not have known that Ihoy moved at all. Tho lawn had lieen rolled to n Hunday Rinoot Ihirnr ; the tiudneioiiH little floviM-n that lifted their heads there yes terday hud all bmm snipped oiT, ami ft Jon-leced robin who was hoppimj over it, hoemeil to realize. )iis own boldncmst coekerl his he'id noon onesi'le, look d shvly around, nml utter"d not a eliirp. From the lieivh iiiso cnnie a subdu-'d cackling. The old red rooster, who was renownpd for his voice, had not, since four o'clock , hnnn hear 1 to utt-er aimte. There was a droning of inserts which se.-med not likesonnd, but a part of the mleucr. Kicodeimix, the hired nian, who had just brought round (lie nlrt-fnxh.omicl carryall, nn'id it was still because it was "so tarna tion hot." lint Miss KldridRe and her niocfi I'hylliH, who were goinK to church in the carryftll, cilled it "a Sunday hush." Tin old carryall, which had a chronic creaking in all its joints, bad, by almost uperhnm.in e Hurts on Niorlfmus' part, l-t on oiled into ipiiet. Old Bueepliaiu- whose knees would have been tho bHtter lor oiling stood in a drooping attitude, without KiiHicieni. energy to switch otf the fHesthata!if,'htedupoii him. Miss Kldridge, v. Iiowiis about to g.-t into the carryall, was a trim, Wtfll-urutftM'vert-little wnman, on the farther oonlines of middle age, who fairly Tadiat-'d decorum. From her dove-colored bonnet to th top of her cloth boots, she wu-i prim. Her dove-colored crape simwl was cmhroidered in a niiif pattern; the nosegay of cinnamon pinks and southern wood which she carried in her lace-niitted hand was arranged on geometrical prin ciples. Hot benevolence shone from Miss El dridgeV face; one folt sure that her sym pathies were not regulated by geometrical principles. 1'nyllis, Miss Eldridgo'K niece, was (Miit-'i'ii, and just graduated from a young I. (dies seminary. When she went away to school she was a miniature edition of M iss KldrHtre; now she had blossomed out into rebellious curls and dimples and flounces and snshes. As she stepped out of the door who brought a frivolous little rustle into the Sund.ty lmh. M iss Kidri.Lre looked at her with a little si'ih. She sinil. d Phyllis was very nice to look at, there was nodenying it but she sii.lie-l as well. There may be beauty of which one can not approve. Suddenly there burst upon the tranquil Rcene the boy from the telegraph otllce, red f not-d and panting, with a yellow en velope in bis hand. The telegraph was a new institution in Greenvale, and not lib erally pal ronized. Kxuiteuient, and a Mi.-.r of the great importance of the occa sion, had conspired to reduce Tommy Trueworthy, the postmistress' son, to a state of utter collapse. Miss Kldridge took the yellow envelope with a hand that trenihlrd. A telegram had never before come into her tranquil life. To her mind it could be nothing but un ili omen. "it's for the squire," gasped Tommy Tnieworthy. 'We will carry K- to your father; come, Phyllis," said Miss Kidririge, and drew Phyllis into the house. And Tommy Trueworthv was disgusted nt his own olliiousness. If he had naid nothing Miss Kldridge would have opened the envelope, in her excitement, without thinking to look at the superscription, and be might have learned what his mother so much wanted to know jmt who the peo ple mentioned in the telegram were. So far lie had not enjoyed telegrams as shi had expected; they were so brief as to he pur. zliug. In the squire's room, where be reclined oil the sofa, the victim of a sprained ankle. Miss Kldridge put the telegram into his band. She was a model of patience, but it did ruffla her to see him nut on h is irl asses and survey tho superscription forlully two 'John Eldndge, Oreenvale. That means me, sure enough," said the suture. "For pity u sake open it, "papa," cried Phvllh?. With the greatest deliberation, anil as much calmness as though he lived in an atmosphere a( teiegranw, the squire opened me envelope, ami unioiaadtne umlosed Hii f paper. "John is very ill at Norwich, (io to him i once, lor the salte ot old timps. H. Mason." Miss KMridge drew a long breath of re lief. Thre was nothing th matter with their young scapegrace, Jack, who was tramping in the Adirondack, nor with brother I'harlte's girls, who had - rone abroad. But who reproached hersuif for her leeMng or relief the next moment. Home body's John was ill, and in need of help. "Who is he, John?" she ask.ni. For answer, the squire ulowly and delib erately read t he telegram again. K. Mason.' Mv niemoi v is fMlliiu- Hester, as I told you the other day. I must know, but I'm blest if 1 can remember who he is! 'For the sake of old times.' John must Iw somebody whom I knew long ngo " and the smiire drooped his head, and knitted his brows, in the effort to recall the Ii tends of thO:i old time. Between his college davs and his tinex pectcd settling down in Oreenvale. to fid low in the footsteps of his fathMr.thesuuire bad "had his Ding." H had been out into that gay world which Mus Hester regarded with disapprobation and dread. Kepnrts tn ins Winnies naa iraveieit to lireenvale. Miss Kldridge never favored any allusions io tunse out nays, ishe lelt that it was ex tremely doubti'ul whether "John" were a proper person. Hut still he was very ill, Mud in need of help. For only a moment or two did Miss Kldr idge besitau-". "You can't go, John. I think I had bet ter, she said. , "To Norwich? Ten miles in this beat ! u ell, lt'n just like vou, Hester; and I ac knowledge it wriuld-.he a relief to me, for my memory is so treacherous. John may tie no me fellow who has done me a food turn. Mason! Mason! 1 don't remember the name, but the tlerraph operator may nave irtaoe a Plunder." ''John's name may not be Mason," sug gAsted Miss Kldridge. "Awkward for you not knowing what it. !(," sain ujh squire. "Mint there's imr. one hotel in Norwich, and he's probably there, as my unknown friend doesn't snecifv ." "Yon nnt know any John who has any reian ven or lritmdtt in Norwich?" laid Miss Kluride, beginning to be conscious that there was a ditlh ult y as well as nil pi asaiiTness about her undertaking. "Can't fur the life of me rHiiiemtier that 1 ever have had a friend named John. It's common enough name, but 1 can't think jtibt. now of any man that I ever knew named John !" "Never mind," said Miss Kldridge sooth ingly, for the squire's bewilderment was beginning to devehm an irritability to wnn n ne wan consrnui louaii y suttjec t. .-Wmll probably iw able to tll vou alt about iiiiu, so thut vou will remember him, when i come uais." "tiomg to take Phyllis with you, a'n't you?" said the stpiire. "1 suppose 1 iiiumU I donc like to go alone, and tline is no one elH,M said M Kldridge, but she nhowed a filing of dis may ut ttie inospect. To guard Phvllis was the great object of Her liie, and, with the world to very dilftsr- ent tttiiu wliMt it had been whim niie wag a girl, it seemed to her a duty attended with great duliciiltitfu. This "John" was very Yie)y io he a roai iny liuu, bMvkiu whoui he might devour; ntlll, If M was one of the mend of the squire's wild days, mast be old i.jw, and, being very ill, as well, thei-M wns some chance that he ould not devour Phyllis beforo her eyes. iNicodennis, the hired man, manifested great surpl ice when he wi told thut he wsh to drive Mis KidrhlRo ami Miss t fiyllis to NorwicW. evrn whde the church lells were ringing. Hoh a destferat ion of the Sabbath had never been known before in his twenty years' experience of the family. "It's a long road to Norwich, said rsin- odemus, who was privileged to speak his mind on all occasions; "but then, I arson Ood trey's prayers are niiddlin' long, too," and he heaved a sigh that sounded like an expression ot relief, evidently concluding that the length of road was the lesser evil of the two. M iss Kldridge looked severe di -approba tion, but sue said not lung, ' icodeiuus had an eeldike slipperyness under rebuke, and she had co ised to wast; her efforts. Ihit retle-'l ions, upon ndnislora were, tc Miss lMdridj.e, the most trying form which io- 1 odeums' ungodliness took. She had a special reverence and regard for ministers. She had been betrothed to one in her youth. and had given him up to devote horslf and her worldly goods to her brother, alter he had squandered his own patrimony in riotous living, and it had been a life-long sorrow to her. She meant to guard Phyllis irom sorrows. It was the dearest wish of her heart that Phyllis should marry a min ister. She win not conscious of any inten tion to attempt to lit Uh fere wit u I Ira decrees of Providoiu-e, but if a frivolous minded voimg man should appear upon Phyllis' ionon ns, atas; was only too likely, tor was not I'hy IHs calculated to draw such, as a caudle draws a mo:h? she did menu to use all her energy to put him to rout. As liucephalus trudged perseverinuly over the long road to Norwich, Nicodonuis indulged in some further remarks. Tnat was a powei ful discourse that Par son (Godfrey give us In-d Sunday mornin', about the man with the one talent. 1 ha'n't seemed to be able to get it, out of mind senee, said he, with a deeply medirative exnr"ssioii of countenance. 'i'ni very g'ad ftiat it, impressed vou. Nicodemus," Mild Miss Kldridge, with a radiant face. Here was at lut a hopeful sign in N icodemus ! 'neen thiukin' of it ever seuce, ' sjid Nicodemiis. 'Pnrson (iortfrey, he made out that every man has his talent, even if 'tis ieetle nitle ot a one, and 1 calkilate 'tis . onlv he don't alius weem to c-t the lav ol it exactly. I've been ru nnin'of an idea that mine wa'n't diivgin' the silo and doin' chores. I wisht I had'n't never put. my hard airuin's into that tarnal rock-heap of a farm over to Stony Crick. My tarbmt is for luck. I here never was such a feller for findtn' things, and ftucssin' things, ns 1 be. If I'd a put my money into lottery tick ets" "O NicodorniiH!" exclaimed Miss Kl dridge. Her tone of horror did not seem to affect Niodemus in the least degree. ell, now, Miss Kldridge, th"i 's a man over here to Norwich has made his fortin' out of a lottery. Give ten dollars for a ticket and drew fifteen thousand dollars in cash. I tell you Norwich is lively over it! Jim Shattuck did cobblin' by odd jobs. jJon'C H'pos3 he's Known natr the time where he was goin' to git the next meal of victuals. He found somebody's purse and got ten dollars reward for it. He hadn't a suit of clothes to his back, but he bought the lottery ticket; had sense enough to know tuat nis tar lent wns luck, you see." Miss Kldridge, actuated by a stern sense of duty, delivered a long moral and relig ious discourse upon the sin of gambling, to which N icodemus listened with rant at tention, and remarked calmly, when she had nmshed: "Yes, there is them that thinks lotteries is sinful, lait it kind of seems to me that when a man's got a tarlent that way, it's accordin to soripter for him to use it." Miss Kldridge sighed heavily, and aban doned her attenmt. Clearly Nioodemus had not a "tarlent" for morality. By this time they had reached the one hotel which Norwich boasted, and Miss Kldridge had the landlord summoned to the carriage. "Have you a gentleman here who 1b very ill?" she asked him. "The feller that got hurt is here," saM the landlord. "Uot thrown off the train. Caught his boot-heel somehow, and hit his head on a reck. He don't seem to know much of anything yet, but the doctor savs he's likely to get well if ha has careful nursing. I got old Mrs PJutnmer to take care of him. She used to be a first rate nurse, but she's gettin' old." "Do you know what his name is?" asked Miss Kldridge. "No, we can't seem to find out. He don't know enough to tll, and there was nothing about him to give us any clew except the initials J. L, C. on his pocket-book-" "J. L. C. It was probably John," thought Miss Kldridge. The telegram had said ill, and had not said anything about an acci dpnt, but messages were arranged with a view to employing the fewest words possi ble, and the man was certainly ill at pres ent. "Is there any other man in Norwich lying very ill!'" said Miss Kldridge, who likeiirdo be sure. "Not that I know of. Norwich is a terri ble healthy place. Nobodv pin llin' here, but the doctors, as a general thing," said the landlord, facetiously. "Then I think this gentleman who has been injured is a friend of my brother." said Mi Kldridge; "and we would like to do all tli at w can for him." "I'm sure I'm glad, ma'am. He needs friends," naid the landlord, brightening in a manner that might have suggested to a cynical mind relief concerning bis nros pecU of having Hie stranger'. bill paid. "Mr. - What did you say his name wai, Miss Kldridger" "I didn't say," ftaid Miss Eldridga, curt ly. Then her gentle soul reproaching her, she hastened to add, with a rising color, "I really don't know anything but his first, name. My brother has not seen him at least, he thinks not tor a long time." It was awkward and embarrassing even where the landlord was concerned; what it would be with the stranger himself Miss Kldridge, with her small knowledge of the world, trenuiled to think. "Tho doctor said he must be kept per foe My quiet, but he don't seem to notice anything, any war," said the landlord, ushering Miss I'.tdrnige into the sick-rooia and entering after her, on tipte. With her ti rat glance at the .figure on the bed Miss Kldi idge's doubts and embarrass ment all vanished. It looked so white and hushed, so fur removed from all petty jars and discords, and, as she was afterward heard to say, "The ruun had such a flue and noble face, one was so moved to sympathy one could think i t nothing else." He was a young man, under thirty, and of a refine i and higu-bred type. Who and what could he be? Mist El d ridge wished that her brother could have remembered. Probably the son of one of his old trieuds. lint (hat mattered little. The thing to he done was tosavehtm. Only tenderwst care and attention would do thut. Miss Kldridge had not been devoted to the guttering of C reenvale for twenty years not to be experienced in such signs of danger as were to lie set-n in this face. She was at heart a Sister Dora, and sue felt deeply grateful to the Providoncethat had brought tier to tns bedside, r mm the moment when the young nun opened his wyes, mid looked at her, without couseiousuess, ba with r so she fancied nu expression of appeal, miss r.i'irioge was resolved that she would save hi life if utter devotion could achieve that. end. She would lisve done as much, undonb;edly, if he bad been the most re pulsive and degraded of human creatures. tuit it is doiibtiul whether she would have folt the same eeal. "A man with that face must lead a noble life, and be of use to Immunity," ahe said to herself. Kbe cast a glance at the nurse, a torpid looking obi woman, dozing in her chair by the window, end went down-stairs with a decided hlep At the dour the landlord and Nicodcum were talking to get her. "You don't say so, now? If that ain't a streak of luck that 1 should kind of get mixed up with him so!" N icodemus ex cla i tned. htil he ain't much better than a dead man," said the landlord. "You'd better believe he'll come round lively enough when M iss Kldridge takes bold of him. They always do. Nobody ever thinks of riy in wit h her a-doctorin' of 'em. Kolks in this world can be generally divided into them that fetches things to pass, and then thut don't. Miss Kldridge, hhe's one at litem thut does. If ever you hear of iiih Juiniu' the church 't won't be 1'atson 4drrv' doln'n, not kv a tvg chalk he gives me the fud idM 1 eve" got, from him in my iu Ut Himday, and that taVt exactly what you could call r- ftKt1 It'll be WN Kldridge1. 7i? Don't you helier ir. I He'll be able to talk business Inside fif a fortnight." 1 1 V the last f"W words of thisdisnonrse came to Miss Kldridge's ears, and tint made so litt i impression that alio did not think of it again until weeks afterward. "1 shall stay here," she said to Nicode (leuius; "and I will give you a list of things that i want st-nt over. 1 shall keep I'liyllis with nie for the present." The latter point Miss Kldridge had care fully considered, as she ca lie down stairs. Sim shrank from staying there alone, and certainly it would not be exposing Phyllis to any (lunger to keep her. Nothing could be less 1 ike a ravening wolf than this young man in his present state. Sr Miss Kldridge and hr niece estab lished t hornsei vei in the Norwich hotel, and devoted themselves to nursing back to conscious life and health this si ranger of whom they knew nothing except that his name was John and that he was in some way connected with some mysterious old iriend ot I' he sou ire. Kor more than a week the isue was doubtful. The patient was delirious, and in a high fever. JJut one morning, after the llrsr, long and ret resiling sleep he had hud, he lonk'd calmly up Into Khyilis's face, as she stood fanning him, and said, interrogatingly : 1 on are an angel r "O, dear no." said I'hvllis. blushing and dimpling. U.ving to Miss Kldnd r' n vigilan'-o no body bad ever said that to her before. it was a striking fact that, alt hough she blushed nnd dimpled, and said "U, dear no," Miss t'hyllis regarded the remark ns a strong proof of returning intelligence, and, st range to say,he did not repeat it to her sunt. And, apparently, she wns right, for, from that time, be began to mend rapidly, and soon the div came for wii ich M i ss Kid rid had longed he was able to bo moved to tho nin e's house at d reenvale. J he hotel at Norwich was a comfortless and noisy abode. Mis Kldridge folt that the (pilot and seclu sion of Oroeuvalo would do her patient ni"ro good thrin nnvthing else could. I lie mysinry concerning hnu had not been solved. Hb had asked where he wa, had reni'Miibered the accident that had befallen him, and had iuouired who was taking care ol him; but, Miss Kldridge had hiddvn him not to talk or try to think, and he hud obeyed with the docility that comes of physic'il weakness. It, was not until he was comfortably set tled in the n'piire's house, and had recov ered Irom the fat igue of the journey, that Miss Kldridge would answer his questions as to tLie reason of her seeking him, an 1 showing him such kindness. 1 he squire, who was confident that if his memory for nanvs had failed, his memory lor faces hail not, declared that he had never seen the young man before, and he was so puzzled about the matter that he gave Miss Kldridge no peace until she told tiie young man of the telegram. '1 am certainly John, but who H. Mason m I do not know, nor how anybody at a dis tance could possibly know what had hap pened to me. I am really afraid that I am an impostor. I have become possessed of your care and kindness by false pretences. Ijet me make ail the amends in my power by telling you at once who I am." 'It does not matter In tho least. We are more glad to be able to help a stranger," said Miss Kldridge hastily, her tender heart sorely troubled by the young mill's look of distress. "You really must not talk about it at all until you are stronger." r-everal times in the course or the next wek the young mau reverter! to tho topic; but always to lie checked by Miss Kldridge. It wounded her sense of delicacy that lie should feel obliged to give an account of himself, and, for herself, she was quite willing to take him upon trust. Moreover, practical and prim spinster as she was, she enjoyed the little touch of mystery. She did not acknowledge that to herself, buc it had its p. fleet. She did not take as good care of Phyllis as she might to have done; she acknowl edged that afterward with deep penitence. Phyllis read and sang to aim through the long days of his convalescence. Miss Kl dridge or the nurse was always present, and there was very little talking. He was a remarkably reserved and quiet young man. Miss Kldridge could not see that it madr any difference to him whether Phyllis or she was his entertainer. And as for Phyllis, she seemed to regard it as rather a bot e to devote herself to him. One day Miss Kldridge suddenly awoke to the fact that she had been vaguely wish ing it were otherwise ! Was she really so attracted by this utter stranger that she won li be willing that Phyllis should Call in love with him? Miss Kldridge took her self sternly to task for such an unpriucipbsd emotion. And yt he did not seem alto gether unlike a minister. She resolves she wnnld no longer blind herself to her duty. The young mau should be allowed, encouraged, to give an account of himself. Miss KlJddge went out to walk to calm her pnrturted mind and reflect uponi the situa tion, when she encountered Nicodemus. Twice already had N icodemus expressed an earnest desire to have an interview with the invalid. Miss Kldridge had set it down as that curiosity to which the rural mind in general, and Nicodemiis' in particular, was prone, but to-day Nicodemus was o persistent that it struck her as improbable that his motive could be merely curiosity. What do you want to see Mr. Conroy for, Nicodemus?" she said. "Well, you see, ma'am, it's a little mat tor of business," said Nicodemus, iookiag downcast but determined. "There's some thing in his Line that I want to buy." "What is his line?" was on Alius Kl dridge's surprised tongue, but she checked its utterance. What she would not hear from her patient himself she could not allow Nicodemus to tell her. "It's something that 1 suppose you wouldn't approve of, though you don't seem to think there's nothin' out of the way about him. I want to ilnd out all about that lottery that he's runnin', and, if it stsitiis all fair and square as they say it is, I want to buy a ticket." Nieoemus, what ai e you talking about f exclaimed Miss Kldridge, in horrified ac cents. "Didn't you know, now, that he was a lottery feller? That's what the landlord over to Nerwich said, that he didn't be lieve you knew it, for anybody would tnimt as quick take him fora parson by his looks, but I told him you wa'u't one that went to work with your eyes shut, commonly. 1 kind of wonder that he didn't speak out, and te'l his business, hut met.be he got an iiikliu' that you didn't set much by lotter ies. Kver senee I heard Parson Godfrey's sermon about the oiie tarlent I've been makin' up my mind to buy a lottery ticket, and it does seem to me real kind of provi dential that he should be hove off thiau cars right in my way, so to speak, for he can tell me all about it,andthey do. say the International Colossal Gift Kntci prise, as he calls it, is all square. That sounds real genteel and moral now, jest as he looks, don't it. There's church members over to Norwich has got tickets in it. They say he's got a real persuadin' manner." No more did Miss Kldridge wait to hear. With head erect, and a mien that boded ill to evil doers, she was marching toward the house. She hail been imposed upon! The stran ger whom she had watched and tended and brought back from the gates of deal h was a wicked man. guilty of the immorality which she despised almost more than any other. She hud been basely deceived! And Vet, had he not tried to tell her "all about him self," as he expressed it, more than once, and she, had stopped him? What sent i liienNtl folly that had leen ! M iss Kl dridge's anger was transferred Irom the yomuT man io herself", as she reflected. And Phyllis! How culpable had been her carelessness in that respect! What was to . yet able lo be done y 'Ihe invalid was not h ave his room. She could scarcely turn mm away, l ne squire's ideas of bo-pitali-ty would not havepermittedtliat, if ht had proved to be an escaped burglar. hut i'hy UtH must go at on -el Mi.ss Kldridge went in search of her. "Phyllis, 1 think thut this would be a good time for you to visit Conftin (Jorneliu. She is very lonely, and the charge might do you good," she vnid. "1 dou't need to have any good done nie. I am very well," t-aid Phyllis, with a little pout. Cousin Cornelia was elderly, an invalid, and prim ; so prim that Phyllis was wont to dm dare that Aunt He-ter in comparison with her was "frisky." "We may have guests later. There Is nothing to keep you at home now," pur sued M iss Kldridge. "N no," fullered Phyllis. "Vou had better go on the early train to-morrow, and stay a week," said Miss Kldridge, in a tone which Phyllis under Htood as meaning that from that decision there wax no appeal. Phyllis devoted herself to preparation for her journey for the rfc of the dT, hni Miss Kldridge was no! obliged, as she hud feared, to retort to mnmeuvrmg to keep her away from the ibingcious society of the invalid -Mip "lottery feller!" lint in the evening Phyllis suddenly turned upon her mint, with a little air of fbdinnee, and anuoun-ed that she mu-t go and bid good-'ive to Mr. Conroy, since she was to go away so early in the morning. M iss Kldridge, who had foreseen this couting'-ncy, thought it was wiser to yield than to resist, and forced herself to say "(), yes," in a calm and matter-of-course way. Hut she followed PhyM is up-st airs in two minutes. Tho door of the invalid's mom was njar, and out to Miss Kldridg-'s ears there floated a most alarming sound. Did some one say, In a very low tone, with a plea ling accent, "Phvllis!" or had tho wind played her a trick? It. must havo been the wind, for, when she went in, there sat tli. nurse bolt upright nn I atten tive, not n.'ipping as was her wont, nnd Phyllis was coming out, looking very calm and d inure; and she could not have been in the ro m more than two minutes. Never! hrless, Miss Kldridge heaved a decj) sigii of relief when Phyllis was fairly off the next morning. It happened that tho first remark which her patient made to her that morning was that it was time for him to go. He was well tnoiudi now to be moved without dan gei , and ho need u kindness. longer trespass on her M wlinifvpr. Hit iiih mi T hml Iwmnc iikI il"iilv cold nml rf ),nli'iil, in tlu t-xIriMiio. Inwiirilly she woMKlriit;i;liii(;with tliniloulit wlmMiHr it was her duty tn Inhnr wil.li the yiiurit; man upon th Hinfiilni'i of his coiilNrt of life, or wliHtlmr ili'liracy furbiida her to do so. pincH ho was h"r fcui"t. and ninU'i- piviit utilisations to bur, She satis flf'd her rtinscient'f by lh hpvitp mnnnpr until just as hn was Ifiiviiitx tonkin, Miss Kldrid-'H thought, yiitli-'ii'iitly guilty nnd emliarras!".! to provn that, "hn was not utterly hiirdHiied -she put into his hand u little triiet entitled "The U'av of the Transgressor," and when he diffident! y ex press'- I (Im hope that he niilu some tim he able to make some re urn lor her kind ness, she replied earnestly: "Yon can repav nie, Mr. f'onrny, by turning from your immoral way of life, by whieh you are leading others to ruin." Then she t,ur"o 1 away, mid closed thj door. Tho dark flush Hint, rose to the yoiliiEf man's brow convinced her that he was not without shame, and she cherished some hope that her words miht not bo wholly without effect. At til ot.'ips she had done her duty, nnd he was tome; only to the n"XC villnne'where he had secured comfortable quarters, but lie would never venture to trouble them aiaiii, and I'hy llin miht safely come home. The squire, still con illicit to the house by a sprained ankle, troubled himself very little about the mitter, though he still puzzled oviw the telegram, and declared that he WLtibi yet Ilnd out what it meant. Phyllis seemed to find staying with Cousin Cornelia more tolerable than usual, for she remained three weeks, and when she came home she had apparently forgot ten all about Mr. Conroy. On a Sunday morning, about a week after Phyllis' return, Mis Kldridce an nounced, at the breakfast table, her inten tion of driving to Fernlvale, an adjoining town, to church. She had hoard that a nephew of Reverend John Lyman, who una preached at fernlvale thirty years be fore, was to occupy the pulpit. Heverend John l.ymun was the lover of Miss El dridse's youth. She could not now men tion his n ime without a little flutter, and a fleeting blush, although be had married another woman, and had been dead for twenty years. Phyllis, with a queer little smile dimp ling about her mouth, said she wanted to go too, and Nicodemus, who had become strangely shy and quiet in Miss Eldridge'a presence, drova them. It was a Sunday morning very like the one on which they had driven to Norwich, and they all thought of It, but even N'ieode nins the garrulous did not speak of it. Misg Kldridge walked into church with downcast eyes and great primness, but, when she sat down in the pew, and raised her eyes to the pulpit, she started violently ; anybody less dignified than Miss Kldridge night be said to have jumped. Looking calmly down at her from the pulpit, in a clergyman's black gown, stood her lata guest and patient, "the lottery feller!" If Miss KldrWge had nrct all her lifetime bade defiance io nerves she would have fainted at the shock. She cast a hurried glance at Phy-lia. That young woman looked perfectly demure ami unmoved, ex cept for a queer little dimpling about her mouth, ami a heightened color. Miss KldrMge could not listen to tha ser mon. That dreadful title ot the tract she had given 1, i ill "The Way of the Trans gressor" and the still more dreadful part ing words which she had addressed to him, rang in her ears ! She hurried out as soon as tha sorvice was over. "Aunt Hester, don't you think he might expect us to to stop, and speak to hiiny" faltered Phyllis, when they wore in the carriage. "I couldn't, Phyllis! I mads a great uiistitke. I wronged him vssry much. 1 don't know whether he would sneak to me.'1 "O, yes, indeed ha would. He knows all about it," f led Phyllis, eagerly. "Knows all about it'r" gasped Miss Eld rid se, "Yes, I told him. I knew you would want me to, ti felt so dreadfully; and ami he and I are are if you and papa are willing" "Phyllis Kldridge, how did this state of afTiirs come about:-" dumanded Miss Kl dridge. "He never said a word to me while he was at. our house. Aunt floater, or only Just one word !" "Ah! it wasn't tho wind that whispered 'Phvllis,' " thought Miss Kldridge. "Hut he felt so badly about your changed manner that he wrote to uie to ask what it meant. I couldu't tell him, and so he wrote again and again ! When I caina home Nicodemus told me you thought he was the agent of a lottery, and of course I had to write to tell him !" Miss Kldridge tried to he sever. Phyl lis had certainly behave 1 most improperly, but the young man was a minister, and he was John Lyman's nephew. Her gratifica tion at. the state of affairs was too great to lie concealed. Hut with Nicodemus it was easy to be severe. "How did it happen that you told nie such a story?" she asked him. ' " Well, you see they was exiieetin' the lottery feller over to Norwich, and when tho young man came along they all run of an idea tnat't was him. Never found out that 'twa'n't till the lottery feller himself turned up about ten days ago." "Why didn't you tell me of your mistake theny" asked Miss Kldridge, sternlv. 'Well, 1 thought llttfbbe 'twas best to let bygones be bygones, seein' I heard he was a parson, ami the lottery fellow turned out a cheat, and cleared out with my in mey. 1 ha'n't felt much like tulkin' about it. Hut there, I never expected to gel any good out of Parson (iodfrey, and I ha'ii'l !" "Papa has unraveled the mystery of the telegram. He told me this morning," said Phyllis, "it was intended for '.John Kl dridge, (ireenville, t'onn..' instead of Mass. It was a mistake of the telegraph operator. What strange huppciiingsttiere have been." "Happenings are the ijrd's plans. 1 hope He'll never allow me to interlere with them any more than He has now!" said Miss Kldridge i'ervon'lv. Klil'tl'lh Jltte fair, in llttlltm'M Mmittth. Nothing is more distressing to a .sick lici'son, who in not tiuiti! ill t-nonirh 1 to lili up nil worlilly tlnuihlM, than to mv the doctor at his moniinj; call liml the room disarranged and tliu puticnt in a nio;lit dress, not fresh and neat in np'Ki tince. It should be tint lirsteare of Ilia one in clmi-jre of t lie liouse to ace that this stale of things shall not exwl. As hmu; as tin room niii.st, lie Attended to at some time during I He day, why not ito il when the prcHU'sl mount of comfort i'ould result from H:J),:triit t'uM. Why. in sea-bathing, is the water warm when the wind is from (lie sea toward the shore? Anold salt says thai the answer is simple enoic;h. When the wind is from the sea, the surface water people hal he in, which is warm, is blow n and held in shore; when the wind is oil' shore, tho surface, water is blown out, and cold water from the depths be low ihesnrfuue takus its iilace.--i)'o(u'' Joxrn n'. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. Siiui the war over fir htiriilrtH eolnrei Itiipli d ehurelio- have been es tablished ju Texas.. ','''' o-io Times. S-imiiel No'iln. of Annislon, Ala,, hv. "Jvrn ':'', il ) toward fimidinr a fri"'.! Iiitjli school at that place. The. thc-nry that a boy may be popped info a school, like (turn into a mill, to come out, after a time, ready for use, h is been exploded bv the fad experience of nearly all that have tried it. ''rct'iiitm' lo'trnnl. The study of the Irish l.'i'iti:i-;e is becoinii-ir popular atnoiitr many Irish men in this country. In most of the lai'ojo cities there are classes ore-anizcil for the purpose-. The Philadelphia i-lases, for instance, niimber filly pu pils. I'll)' llth-1 jilli I 'V.s.i. Anions' the reo ulat ions of a newly fornicd ehut'i-li ntnonir the Zulus in South Africa was the followino: "No member of this church .shall be per mitted to drink the white man's finer, or native beer, nor touch it with his lips." It is proposed Io organize, under the auspices of the American Social Science Association, during its next an nual session at Saratoga, an American Historical Association, consist injr of professors, teachers, specialists and others interested in the advancement of history in this country. AHmiii Journal. The New Haven A'cy.sVr savs: "lMiilley Hiu-k has politely declined the degree of Doctor of Music conferred by Yale College, giving it as his opin ion thai American colleges cannot con fer such a degree. This should convince j 1 ale ( oiiege authorities of tin; utter absurdity of continuing their generos ity in this direction." During his sermon recently, Key. Henry Ward llci-cher. referring to cre mation, said the idea of the resurrec tion of the body would prove a lasting obstacle to the pagan custom of burn ing the dead. There might be sanitary reasons in crowded populations, or rea sons of convenience, in favor of the cus tom, but all the beliefs of Knglish spoaking ai.d (cniiMn-spoaliitig people were violated by Ihe idea of incinera tion. Mr. Charles (1. I.elatid gives some, interest ino; fa. Is in regard to tho prac tical utility of the Philadelphia Indus trial Art School, for which he has done so much. "1 have ascertained by ex periment," he says, "that under a real ly lirst class-, highly intelligent artist teacher, school-children, while main taining high averages in other studies, can, every one, earn from three dollars to even live dollars by wood-carving two afternoons in the week. Any pupil. alter trom titty to one hundred lessons, can do this in several branches." PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. "Speaking of absent-minded men,'' observed Mrs. Auger, "my husband is the most absent-minded man 1 ever saw." "Is that so?" "Yes. He hasn't had any mind of his own since we were married." Ar. J", (rnjiliic. Professor, to class in surgery "The right leg of the patient, as yon see, is shorter than the left, in conse quence of which he limps. Now. wiast would yon do in a case of this kind?" Kright student "Limp, too." .V. Y. JJernl'l. The liend He drops In now to call upon The editor or printer. And closes caretultr the door He U-rt ajar last winter. Somerville Journal. At the recent Madison (iarden horse show it was no uncommon sight to see beam if ill girls kissing the ani mals on their velvety noses. The tan talizing spectacle made lots of dudes wish they had been born wilhshort ears and no bray. .V. . Trihun -. ---Student "Heat expands and cold contracts." Profeasor "Correct, (iive an example." Student - "During the snnmier the aftoctionsof city people for their country relations expand and in winter tuev contract." I'liilmlil ''Inn Call. First old gentleman "Who is that landsome young man standing there?" Second ditto "That's my daughter's husband: very brilliant young man - he made a fortune through the law." Hirst o. g. "Indeed!" .Second o. g. "Yes; the law made me his father. Harrard Lampoon. A lemonade man on a Hudson Riv er excursion boat is said to have sold ten thousand glasses of lemonade on one excursion not long ago, and he had half of the lemon left for the next davV trip up the river. F ortunes are rapidly made in this great land. --.ov;7 I'ili.-.en. "I can't keep my girls from climb ing cherry trees," writes an anxious mother: "what shall 1 do about it?" Well, mother, you can tie them to the bedpost or to your apron string, but out advice is: '-Let 'em climb." Itdoesn'l cost any more to set a girl's arm or leg than a boy's, and, beside, girls can cling as well as boys, and when thev grow up their clinging capacities wiil he appreciated. Sjiritiijiril (Mass.) t 'iiiou. She had just returned from Vassar. and papa was stroking her hair fondly. "1 hope, m- dear," said the old man. "ihut you haven't acquired any of the vulgar slang phrases w hich so many of the Vassar voting ladies are said to use. " "You but I haen't, papa," she said brightly: "when anybody catches me talking slang he is especially invited to slug me in the seventh rib." " That is right, my daughter; never indulge in slang. It gives a young lady dead away." A'. )'. Sun. "What a shocking speaker he is!" exclaimed a lady, alluding to a boy or ator, whose mother was within earshot. The mother looked up. cast a quick, sidelong glance of rebuke and knii her brows in a frown "Shocking!" said the first lady's husband. "What do you mean?" '(, he electrilies his hearers don't you know?" Theu the fond mother's frown was chased away by a doen smiles, and she beamed upon the speaker during the remainder of the exercises. HoUIch Jimjs. It Wasn't a Boulevard. An Au.-tiu darkey raised a large crop of watermelons, but Ihe crop is mi large this year he has had ditliculy in getting lid of them, the market being over stocked. He felt like the castaway on the desert island, for "he saw no sale from day to-da." lie attributed the dullness of the seasou to the fact that the superior quality of the fruit was not aullicieiitly advertised, so he procurei. a long tin horn with which he startled horses several blocks distant. "Look here." siid an exhaiislcd policeman, who had been almost run over by a fugitive team; "you can't blow through the streets that way." "Who is blowing fru any street. I'se lowing fru dis lieuU musical impll uent. Yer don't cal! di. hcah bassoon boulevard, doesver. Ta-ra -la-fa." -Trias Sifti'iif. jmi I I (I I s' 1 ! I X- -!.' ( 1 " , . '! ' WHO S UNACCJUAINTFD WITH THS CEOCPAPHY Of THtS COUNTRY, WILL SEC BV EXAMINtWa TK18 MAP, THAT THC JJT ,11 . "YVint-liiol,! t1- l" is .', W4 "'.-'' J U xl V vy .t4'A''.-.(.,v. -?AV,I jVClCAN Bi ,' hf !;) fs.s --V-i.: j. - i- . .-rit-i.--" 1 i.tc u, Chicago. Rock Island & Pacsfic R'y, Being the Great Central Line, affords t travelers, by renson of Its unrlvnld : graphical position, ths shortest and bast route between ths East, Northeast an Southeast, and the Went, Northwest and Southwest. It is lltorallr ami strictly true, that Its connections are all of the principal lines of road between the Atlantic and the Pacific. By Its main line and branclioa It reaches Chloniro, Jollet, Peoria, Ottawa, Lb Salle, Ceneseo, Mollne nnd Rock Island, In Illinois Danenport, Muscatine, Washl.iRton, Keokuk, Kiioxville, Oskatooea, Fairfield, Der. Wolnea, Wilt Liberty, Iowa City, Atlantic, Avoca, Audubon, Harlan, Guthrie Contar and Council Blurts, In Iowa Callatln, Trenton, Camoron and Kansas City, In Missouri, and Lenve worth and AtohiBan In Kansas, and the hundreds of cities, villages and towns Intermediate, The "GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE," As It Is familiarly called, offer to travelers all the advantnes nnd comforts Incident to a smooth track, safe brldeen. Union Depots at nil connecting points, fast Express Trains, comoosod Of COMMODIOUS, WELL VENTILATED, WELL MiiATEO, FINELY UPHOLSTERED nnd ELECANT DAY COACHIS ( a linn of the MOST MACNIUCENT HORTON RECLIN'NO CHAIR CADS eer built PULLMAN'S latest deslnned and handsomest PALACE SLEEPINC CARS, and DINING CARS thnt are acknowledged hy preee and people to be tho FIUE8T RUN UPON ANY ROAD IN THE COUNTRY, and In which superior meals are servod to travelers at the tow rnte of SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS EACH. THREE TRAINS each way between CHICAGO and the MISSOURI RIVER. TWO TRAINS each way between CHICACO and MINNEAPOLIS and 8T. PAUL, via the famous ALBERT LEA ROUTE. A New and Direct Line, via Seneca and Kankakee, has recently been opened, between Newport News, Richmond, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and La Fayette, nd Council Bluffs, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Intermediate points. All Through Paosenuere carried on Fast Express Trains. For more detailed information, see Maps and Folders, which may be obtnlned, well as Tickets, at all principal Ticket Offices in the United States and Canada, or ol R. R. CABLE, E.ST. JOHN. Vloe-Pres't Cen'l Manager, Cen'l T'k't Pass'r At CHICACO. atu;ltl5iievlH84 j s in mi i l in il Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore EAILEOA.I3. TIIE ONLY LINE li UN NINO PALACE SLEEPiiiG CARS TO- BALTIMORE. PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK VIA WASHINGTON CITY WITHOUT CHANGE. Direct Connection I' m All Points EAST AND SOUTHEAST. -TO LXDL1XAP0LIS, ST. LOUTS, CHICAGO. KAXSAS CITY, OMAHA, AND ALL I'OIXTS IN THE West, Mrthwest, and Southwest. DOUBLE DAILY I.I.N OF PALACE SLEEFHIG CARS DO ST. LOUIS WITHOUT CHANGE. Lowest Rates, Quioket time, and Best Accommodations. TRAIN I tEAVE HIILSBOBO AT 5.38 a m., 7.37 s. m. and 2:12 p. m. Central Stmnlurd tiino wl.ich in 2S minutes Blower than HilUUiro tiliio. FOR THROUGH TICKETS To any point North, South, iml Last or Wrat n.pi!v to E. CARSON, a 'jftit c. n:s n. n. jt. Hn.LMtioitu. j. n. sti-'wart. Tnos. r. barky, Gi u'l Msuaci-r. Ciwn'l. Tasn. A Tkt. Afit. PROIPTLY NEATLY EXECUTED -AT THE- JOB WORK NEWG OFFICE. ! mill j min liM llNll gci0to Valley Railway m TIME TABLE. In Effect May llth, 1884. THE SHORT LINE TO ALL T0INT8 North anil South, Fast and Seutheaxt, Wfst anil Nortliwf sf . BOUTH NO. 2. NO. 4. Daily j Daily exrppt exrrpt NO. . AND Dailr. EAST. .Sunilay. .Sunday. I.ve Columbus ' Daiihorty'ti . . " Valley CruHiiiii; " Kef He's " Ix'khoiirns . . " Dlivall " Anlivilii- " CircieviJle. . . . " Ilnycuviliy .... " klUHHton " Hop, town. . . . " ClillliootliB. . . " lliliv'n " ttntroii " WhvpHt " O. S. ('ro-ini " 1'ilil't.OIl " I -1 k " .1-illlium k ... " l'orl.Hmoiitli... " Hav,.,l,iil.... " Ironton " 1'4 tt-rslniry. . . Arr Arfiiiand NOKTH Ai'D WEST. .1 6 OOnii 12 0(1 m 5 Sflptu . fi U ,12 Hpui 0 44 . fi W ili ztl 6 51 .' as rri m 5 r4 6 ,13 -1-J !t: fi 1)4 .; ti -11 ili! 42 6 V.t ! M) '12 il 6 24 . i 7 lo 1 15 (i 45 J 7 HO 1 33 K h 17 41 14 17 ii .1 7 fill 1 .'J 7 :t.". . 1 8 10 2 10 8 05 . 8 44 2 42 8 4:1 . 1 H f)4 j 2 5 'J 8 f! .j 'J Ho :i (:l 9 M i ! 07 ' A O.i II 12 .! S l!l Hi !) 2-r ' 9 37 3 S3 il 12 .! f 45 8 41 H ol . 10 ) 4 20 10 ;to - II 1-5 5 Ul 11 ltl . II Si! I S 20 11 40 . 11 4."i I 5 S-l ;11 Ml . l2 JMpm fi 05 ;12 2."mn NO. 1. I NO. 3. NO. 8. i Dully Dnily Iinily. exei'pt I exerpt Siiii;liy.Niiiun.y. Lve Anlilaita j ' rett-rblilirK Iroutou " Haverlilil " 1'ortHinoiit h . . . . ' JollllHUIl'H " Dltf Lull " l'ikrton " O. S. (Jro.--hiii . . ' Wftvi-i ly " r-liaioii " Hi,'liy'n " Clnllii'otlie ' " Fioit-liivoi " KiliKPOmii ' IlavpHville " 'irl. itle " A-hviik- " Duvmll'K " .K-kbourne.. . . " Let si-'b " Valli y 1 'l-oasiu'. " 1 'Hnlii-rty'a Air CulmuluiN 10am 45 j; Hi 111 47 ft 40fim fiopuj 311 40 01 4V 20 27 44 55 57 (8 18 55 05 25 3f 55 1 5 2 31 41 45 50 05 9 15 9 25 H 46 'in 35 '11 (-0 I1 17 ni 35 11 47 11 45 1 1 25 27 38 1 (11 pin 5 48 ti 45 fi 05 7 lfi 7 30 7 4 5 8 07 H 15 8 25 8 35 8 :is 8 45 12 ll2V.ll no jo 33 50 11 2 l'l 2 2 S.i 2 40 2 4i 3 00 CONNECTIONS. At ColiiiiilmK with I'. C. A St. L. Ii'v, C. St. 1.. . 1'., C. C. ('. . I. I: v. C. A. I!. Il, h., H. o. ii. it., o. c. ii. n., j. u. v. Ji t. ft. il, l. u. A W. Ii'v. At Cir, kvil!ewitliC. A M. V. Dir. P. C. St. L. ii'v. At Chillu-olhe with C. W. 4 li. Ii. R., T. C. fit. I.. Ii. It. At Wavrrly with O.K. R. R. At l'orthiaouiii with rortMiioui h branch of C. W. A. It. Ii. I. and Ohio river HlcauierH. At Ironton with Iron II. II. and T., C A Rt. L. It. II. At Ashland with E. I.. A II. S. It. R.. Cln. .a 0. R. R.. Utluroi Ii y uud A. 0. A I. R. It. For further iiit'oriisatinu relative to ratea. conniHjtiooH. and through tinio, call ou your Tn-kt t Ageot or ad-li eaa .INO..T. ARCTTER, General Ticket and l'aa. Ah'ent. liKO. SkINKR, Superinti mlent. O'lumhiia. Ohio. jvlntf CHARLES IWGEBRAND, lion rcmoveU hm Daily. Ta"! eat Market NOHTH HICM STREET. A Few loora South if tho llaaonic Tcnipla. PIIEGII BEEF, , VEAL, MUTTON'. I'OP.K, ! Sl'S(lE-Mi:AT. n.iMS, Ac, Ot tha Vf ry Iveat qu&iity. and at pi leea aa low aa any other eHlHl'tmlinient. UStorea and iamiili a nupphed wit frfeh ' Itoii'lina. iA continuance of pubou paironad ai-lit-iieil TASK paid for l!llOl CA1TLE AND HOtl.S , llmrll.lt I i I . J 1 I -enta for po..te. ant a ciwttv lo or h will Win all. of tonav than am thniK e.Mi in tliia world, l-oi k'-uii-a await ttm woikera ahfloiely aura. Ak tonce a'l'iiaai lut'it A t'o.. An-jin-ia, Uiu, - api)