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VOLUME 1.
JOHN T. PEARCE, Editor and Manager.
PUbMHHSD EVKfiT TltUIUDAT.
ATJIEWTOWN, FAIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN,
rf. H.JluHiel, ?V6 Vwrf i'rop'r.
J. T. Scarce, Editor and Man'r.
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PUBLIC. INSTITUTIONS.
NEWTOWN.
,M t; POST-OFFJUB.
Slails Open : From the South, 11.20 a, m. and
..Ou i'. m. From the North, 12.00 m. and 6.t 0 i. w.
Mails close: (Joing JJuvtii, lii.SQ a. m. and 4.45
p. 41. jruing bomb., atill.j a. ii. and 445 r. u
, h. Pw:, F.M.
CHUUUlEd.
Tewitt Chubch. Main Street, Rev. Newton E.
Marble, ii. !., rectus. Services lu $v 4. u. Sun
day t4cb.ool, 12 m. Alternoou service, at U
Con(eoatxomal Ma.n Street, Rev. .Janies P.
Hoyt, pustor. Services 10.30 a. m. Sunday School
Jl, 45 a M. Afternoon (Services, 1 p.m.
Cathoxic: Main Street, Itcv. Father McCartou
aatur. k;.viea, 10 J 5 a. h. Sunday School,
2.1(0 P. ai.
- SOCIETIES.
OLivi Branch Juvenilis Tkjii'LK no J4. Pnb
rfic lueetinj.' evuiy buuday altei-uoim ;it 5 o'clock,
fifouth fctaotrtt skhotjl house, "tiiiMua: Mr
Alqun, Supt, Miss M F Pact, ft. c,
fix. PATKICIi'w TliMPKllAS-CESoCIttV JW,V.Flltli-
(Cr'"jira8 ALcCurtan Jfr!hi:ltut, Juiiu Atnuue) Vice
President, 1'houjJ.ft ii-gan ai;circai), iJ trick vain
2-ieaauiei-.
NKWTOWN LlUU.HT Ah.SOCIAT10N.--E, L John
eon Prttnident, Cnartea ifereisfnid Vice f resident ,
Si- Jf i'eca Secrctiuy and Irwf-tinci.
) $ , . t H. F. FbLK, Libiurian.
.' ; hNDY flOOK.
' CliUKJHKS.
Mktpodist. Rev Janirn Taylor, pastor.. Ser
vices, a. H- 1 aad 8 i'. ii , hUnday
school 11.45 a. m- i'layer nuecinK XiiurbUay
.veninga,.tt '. m.
St. John's Chapel.- Rev. Francis W. Bar
nett aHsistant minifter. Sunday School 12 M. Ser
vices 1 P. X. (Jomuiupiou service on third Kun
,day in moajh at 10.30 a. m.
COUEl'IES., '
Qbaxiti Lodqe Indetjcsdent Okdb of Good
Templaus: meet in hall wvt H. L. Wiweier's
Furniture Wareroom every Friday eveu-lut?. om
cere, J. P. Ifiackman, W. C T, Mrs YV. W. Per
kins, W. V. I Chiistiau bcahtw, V. 8-, Mra. E,
A. Bemnett, W.F. S., Mm. H. L. Whteler, Y.
T., Wm. li.Terrill, W. M , Miss N. A. Jndson,
W. I. MiaaJJllatf. Peek, tV . O. O, John F.
griffin, P. v . X.
Hibam Lodo, No 1, F. A. M. Meet in Ma
sonic Hall, 1st and 3d W edutdyB of each momh.
Officers: Wm. I Sandford, W. M., John Saudford,
Sr.. W., SomersCrolut, Jr. '., James A. Wilson
Soc't- H. 1.. Wheeler, Treas and Chupu., Wm.
Ackley. Sr. Dea.., Cheater Hard, Steward, A- W.
Orgelmann, Tiler.
' Royal Akch Chapteb. Meet Second Thursday
of each month, in Musonio Hall. Officers; Geo.
VVoffenden, .A. P.. H, Lr Wheeler,.., Jamea M.
JBlacaman, Scribe., Wm. I- .-an turd, (J of H , Jas
A. Wilson, P. 8..G.A liough, R. A- C-
Alpha Juvenile Tempi No 1. meet in Lodge
Kem ever Furniture store, every Sunday after
jUHnt at o'clock. Mias Ella Peck, -Supt. F W
Perkins, W C T.
TltAFELER'S GUIDE.
Newtown 4 Vfoodbury Stage Line.
Lh.n Woodbury st 7.30 t. in., tionthbury at
.u ttoutfa BriUiu.at.9. m., Bvnnett'8
, Bridge mt y.M . m.. Berbthit. at 10 a. m baudy
Uouk tt 10. SO a. m. arrivmy.at Newtown to.meet
,tti 10.47 a. w. Up Train, and leave for Vod
tnrr on tbe arrival of tbe H.40a. m. bown .Xiaiii,
.and arrivenat Woodbury at a p. m., tbe .uiie time
.jut the Woodibury and iymour btage.
OtOHOE IkLtK, Piuurietor.
Jftwlown, Aujf. 24, iK,
People's Line.
I ofer my lenrxet to the .traveling public, andean
,be found at all twee refcdy to:cciavey passenger, to ai,d
rr.ni lac Deot, or to Saudy riook and Newtown Su
Charge, atoderate. Remember the (Govemer,,
CtURGE KEDSTO.Ne.
Housatonif Railroad. ; . , . J '
Time .tabled to take effett Jirjr It, WTl. ,
JVeMr Ltat Ktfrtn Gni A'trtM. 10. a.
pa.t 1.04 J.;3aod 7.04 p. m. 10.7 ft. m-
aadi.i9 p. au train, connect at Brooadeld June
ftioa with train, for Banbury.
m'v SntM, t.li Wd 11.4 a. J-04 aad tit
p. mt' tiud) Train, J.45J. .
Trains lent Bawhgtilte Owirf Xorlk, 10-SJ ft.
J-. 1-SOI.li i.tu and '7.10 p. m. 10.1 a. iq.
juHlt M p. at. train connect at Brookneid Jonc
rtion with tratn fur IMnbury . . .
4M mlk, t.OS ftwd !L ft. tav, 4.M anj 70
,.- Huadar Hik Train, 7.M . . . ,
W ' i ' '
; Shepau Railroad.
aSBAKOKMEirr OF TRAINS,
Angnat la, WJl. y j . x
Caaaartiaw fVwiw ttmx JfrwUmn at 10.47 a. an
ad i-t p a. Arrive at L.teaneld l. aad 7.S1
p. m. jjatmnkf aa additional CoanecUo a,
mad. by lraia passta- Ilewlowa at 7.U p .,
with Tram arriving at Utcbtttld at U. p. m-
ba Utditoti at 9Jk ft. in. (Mosdaya 7Ji a.
.aa.1 aad . p m , arrivliar at H.wleyviUe 11 Jt
a.aa. (Xosdayat.lDft.au and 7.03 P-W-, eoo
jaecttnc with train oa Himaatonie R R
nr-'-y JfiTIr TVoni leaM LitcheM4ap. .
,d koa lirWuDK Mnk Tiain..
C. Ii. PLATT, Supf.
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PROFESSIONAL CAHlnS.
yM. C. WiLE, M. P.,
Fhyaivian and .Surgeon, Bandy Uook, 01.
D
tt. K. N. BKTT8, JU.,
DENTIST,
Sandy Hook, Conn.
My Office In BrooRtleld is opened every Wednes
day (over L. Osborne's store).
F
HANK P. CLARK, M. I).
OFFICE WITH DB. CLASOit.
OrerjSmlttmd'i Snip Store,
DANIIUBY, CONN.
OFFICE UOUliS : io to ii, a. m.; 4 to 6, p. u.
w
1LL1AM UUKKE,
ATTOKNEV AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
DANBUBY, CONN.
ColUciijn?. p.-..mpi. Office in Benedict1. Bl-ck
QELEST A. HEN EDICT, At. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
1 Suite Sireet (Mirble Block,! BRIDGEPORT.
Ktutxicily otu of the TktrajxtMic Agentt.
OFriCE UOVKS:
!V:dys ai-d Fiidjys from 8 A. M. to 5 p. h.
j)R. FRANK E. SEELEY,
DENTIST,
389 Main Htreet, Bridgeport, Conn.
Wxt door to liitdtey Si Co.)
)R. J. R. GIBBS,
DENTIST,
450 Main Street, Bridgeport, gives Gas free of
charge, uud eXtrudM teeth without nuiu tur 50cta.
yiLLIAM COTUHEN,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY,
Woouburv, Conn.,
Practices in alt the Con as of Law and Equity, in this
State, aud in the District, oircuit and Supreme
Cou ts of the United States. All business entrusted
to Irs car will be ta.tiifuiy attended to, and success
ful y acc 'tnpiished tar as defends upon his etfoits.
BUSINESS CARDS.
QEN'l'KAL HOUSE.
dit listed in the centre of the town, newly fur
nihiHt .routfliviii. All inudrrn iniproveiiHtiilH.
Evui j Tiling done tu aJd to tli h4 ;iut:s8 uitd com-l'-ri
of the yiients . five fairiue to all triiiLH.
CLidigt: moilenttu. AccouttnodaiionH unisurpasH'
ed. DnuivLAh pAinciirLD, Prop'r.
JJINUTT AL'GUlt.
SANDY HOOK MARKET.
UKALXlt IK
Fresh. & Cured Meats Szc.
Neur the Bridge.
Sandy Hook, Conn.
Sff7ermt: Cash.
jy Al. KKYMOLDS,
PAINTER.
Graining, Paper Hanging, Kalsomining.
Frescoing and Painting in all its
branches done with dis
patch, Reaidence, Newtown, Conn.
PICTUKE FRAMES
Made to order, at the fhortat notice, and
on most Reasonable Terms.
Call and eee me.
It. N. BETTS,
SANDY D00K.
D.
V. SNYDEtt.
Hio-Sl)flt r nud General Blackxmltli,
(Neur the tiriat-miU),
SANDY HOOE, Conn.
aV7aStone-ciitters' and Masons1 hammera made
to order. Workinft in Steel a tpecialty. Kepair
ing done neatly and promptly.
gMITa & PKKKINS.
PAINTEK8.
Paper Hangtpi:, Kalsomining,
Painting and Graining
Done at the shortest notice, aud in the Beat
Manner.
NEWTOWN, Conn.
QHARLE3 JONAS,
MERCHANT TAILOZL,
Main Street, 2etctown Conn.
Calla the attention of the citizens of this town and vici
nity to hit new atockfrf foods, which he has on hand,
at hit Store in Glover's building.
He will make All Wool pants to order for $3-75 and
Whole Svits fat $iv- Give him a call, and see for
yonrsdvea, -
Cul!i9 donjal Ute korU$l nolict.
' CHARLES RININSLAND.
BARBER SHOP, AND LADIES'
j HAIR DRESSING EMPORIUM.
Corner f Main and West &Cs, Newtovm.
Sharing, 8bampooirur and Hair Dreaainf don
In the moat artiatic atyte.
Tbeladasaarereqaeated to namiae apedmetM
ofvork, anck a Svitcbea, Braid, Carta, Puff,
eta. La&ea com bare their cwubiiurt atade ap.
BRANCH BABBEB HOP " ' '
la tand; Hook, opened every Vf edneadiy and
Saturdar afteraja. eStrif alt to tbe Pot l)flk
SUBSCRIBE FBEEbe
UT Only ONE DOLLAR A TEAR
NEWTOWN, COIVIV., NOV. M, 1h77.
IT NEVER PAYS.
It never payn to fret and tfnml
When fortune aeems our foe ;
Tbu better bred will look ahead
And Htrike the braver blow,
For luck ia work.
And those who shirk
Should not lament their doom,
iBut -yield the play,
Aud clear the way.
That better men have room.
It never pays to wreck t-.e health
In drudging after gain,
And he la Bold who think that gold
la cheapest btught with pain.
An humble lot,
A coey cot ,
Have tempted even kings,
For station high,
That wealth will buy,
Not oft contentment l-ritigu.
It never pays! A blunt ret ruin
Well worthy of a aoug,
For ago and youth must learn the truth
That nothing ( aya that's wroig.
The good and pure
Alone are sure
To brin,, prolonged success
While what Is right
In Heaven's sight
In alwys sure to bless.
Agatha's Wooer
A Kallow E'en Story.
Agntlm Winthrop, stood nlone in dark
ness, pressing hr hnnds upon her tem
ples to slill Ibeif throbbing, thinkiug,
wishing, yearning, all her soul astir wi'h
the consciousness of thwarted youth ?m
life. In the next room, wearied to si up
Uy the invalid woumn who claimed her
every waking moment, and in all the
rambling old house there wns no one but
these two. The negro couple who wait
ed on them in the daytime were askep
in their cabin. TUe gray Virginia man
sion, with its historic: associations and
family traditions, was strange and new
to this lonely watcher, although it had
been lhc Saome of hi r mother's kindred
in past generations, and to-night she
was pining as never before for the dear,
familiar New England fireside.
It had been thought a fine thing for
Agatha when her grand Aunt Peyton
had selected her from the family as com
panion and nurse, and the girl bad ac
quiesced, as she would have done what
ever arrangement might have been made
for her.
"Good, quiet, patient little Agatha!"
all the others had said. "Just tiic per
son for a sick room ! '
To her it had not seemed so at the
time, and it seemed less and less so as
the weeks lengthened into months and
the months into years ; but the little sal
ary which belonged to the position had
become, in the vicissitudes of time, a ne
cessity to those at home.
The constant confinement, the txac
tious to which she was daily subjected,
hail worn her spirit at length lo a crisis
of absolute agony.
"How loug ?" she said to bejself.
"How long ? ' and then a sudden ter
ror of her own thought seized her as
she remembered words that Miss Peyton
had spoken to her in some of .-er lucid
intervals, ad her imagination fevered
itseif with the fancy of a grim face,
grimmer than ever, and stilled in death.
With her aching eyes still fixed on the
dim outlines of the landscape, she began
slowly drawing the pins from her satin
smooth hair, putting off as long as ossi
U!e the relighting of her lamp, a curious
oene flashed across tbe darkness, like
the views of a magic lantern. On the
jidge of land which lay between ibe
neighboring fi.roi and (he deno'.ated
grounds of the Peyton Mansion, a negro
woman Ecuddetl along, carrying a swing
ing lamp. Behind hr followed a girl in
a dress, whose loose and flowing fashion
betokened it n night robe. After an in
terval, another white figure and sliil
another, passed by tbe same patb. The
light 'of the swinging lamp gleamed and
disappeared In different and evir more
distant parts of the grounds, and pres
ently through the si ill night air came
peals of ringing, girlish, laughter, but
half suppressed.
.Suddenly the meaning of this atraoge
scene occurred to Agatha. It was the
eve of All Saints' Day, and she could
guess at the foolish pranks the neighbors'
girls, with their guests, bad bven play
ing. Longing la fee of and among them, it
entered her head to find relief through
i .the very djamrjxutce ot Iter own mind,
to see, perforce, a phantom husband, and j
work herself, psrhaps, iirto. n frenzy,
which might change the sluggish current
of her tlistrtfspj.
To "eat nn apple at the glass" that
Bhe might do, if ahe made haste for it
wanted utrae minutes of midnight.
There was no one to watch her, or laugh
at her, but she laughed at herself us she
went into the store-room and chose one
from a pile of rosy, delicious fruit.
Ordinarily she had not superstition
enough to make such a proceeding as
that on which she was bent amusing or
even possible, except "for the sake of
company.'' Now so fearful was she of
interruption that she would not go back
to her own chamber. Instead, she went
to a room tha' opened upon the broad
verandah a musty, dusty place. She
knew its contents only by hearsay, but
there hung a cobwebbi d mirror. With
her one feeble lamp she peered at her
own reflection, wiping away from the
glass with her handkerchief the hanging
films that .floated and snapped and scat
tered t'ieeir sticky fragments upon her.
Agatha laid her apple upon the oaken
table before this mirror. She had not
yet heard the bell tolling twelve.
Around her were piles of chests, trunks
and boxes, old books and newi-patiers. a
rusty relic wlio.se history belonged to
another soil, in the shape of a plate of
steel armor. A sword, a hunters' horn,
deers' antlers, adorned the wall. Some
of the old trunks were locked, some
bound with ropes, some merely closed.
One yielded to Agatha's touch. There
fell into her hand by its own volition, it
seemed to her. a dress of richly brocaded
silk. Next beneath it was an envelope
of gilded paste board, containing lace,
witli fan. scarf, evidently the comple
ment of the dres. Still below w ere nr
ttolrs of male attire, of the same period
as the ancient dress. She had heard
these very garments di scribed a thousand
times. The sad romantic story of the
dead and gone lovers who had worn them
was fresh in her mind.
Giving rein to her freakish mood, Aca
dia stripped the gray merino dress she
wore from her shoulders. She had don
ned the lustrous brocade which trailed
in sumptous folds behiini her. The mil
tens were on her hands, the fan in them,
only the jewels wauling to complete the
costume when booming through the si
lence came the sound of the midnight
bell. Will) an hysterical laugh Agatha
caught the apple in her hand. Her tiair,
already loosen' d. fell at a touch. She
raised the comb in her other hand and
drew it slowly lliioiigh her dark tresses.
Then she was conscious of shrieking a
strange, hoarse hriek. Behind her in
the shadows, looking troei the dim mir
ror, stood a form, human in semblance
at least, a man in a velvet coat, with lap
pels and cuffs of pale blue silk, rullles of
lace about his breast and throat. The
face h aned toward lier closer, closer.
She held her breath, and it seemed to
her that a taunting whisper said,
"How do yoh like me V"
Only these wonis. However the fact
might be, she fainted dead away.
When she recovered Sue found herself
not in the haunted r.orn, but on the
stairs outside She still wore the broca
ded dress, and. by that token, knew that
her adventure had not been all a dream.
The frightened girl sped up the stairs,
and found a miming wrapper to replace
her ghostly finery. In all baste that
might be, she opened the do r between
Miss Peyton's room and hers No quer
ulous voice was evoked by the sound.
Agatha stole around the bedside and
looked. No gaunt face met her with
painful greeting no face was there,
only a confusion of bed clothing.
,Her strength deserted her. With an
effort she summoned pow er to lift one
of the pillows, knowing well what aw
ful sight would be disclosed.
Not daringtu look a second time, she
tottered down to the kitchen and stum
bled against I'hloe. industriously scrap
ing chocolate for " Miss Priscilla's break
fas'." Around the dead woman's throat was
found a scarf of gauze tightly knotted.
Agatha shuddered anew when it was
shown to her. She had held it in her
hands; it had floated over her own
shoulders the night liefore.
There came to Agatha's quiet life an
awful episode. To the shadow of death
was added a cloud of gloom, of suspi
cion, of doubt doubt of herself, the
worst nf alL Could it have beer, that
reason bad really deserted her on that
night of terror ? she asked herself again
and again.
One day she looked a?ns a s"a of
faces, every wave as nttaningies as an
other, yet all seemisg to threaten her
like a sweeping sea. Question aiier
question was poured upon hti. he
Subscription
answered mechanically the truth, think
ing, knowing noihitit,' of u hat that truth
might say to others. All was to her u
dull enigma, until out of the throng
there dropped upon her soul, like balm
a look. Its sorrow was an awful revela
tion lo Agatha, but its human sympathy
touched her to tears that bitterest need
that human heart Cull know. )
No prison bnrs closed upon' this wo
man in her youth. She went free, for
nothing could be proven against her ;
hut she knew that others saw upon her
forehead the brand of Cain, and whis
pered together that she ha. I lost the price
of her guilt, for I'riscilln Peyton's will
was nowhere to lie found. The law
stepped in and did its emotionless duty.
The old mansion and grounds an 1 all
that had belonged to the dead woman
fell into the hands of one man u man
riot connected by ties of blood with
Agatha's family, but one look 'nid estab
lished kinship between him and the sus
pected ,;irl.
Once settled in his lonely home, the
new heir found for Agatha the employ
ment she had sought elsewhere in vain
employment that left her in isolation, re
quiring no human Iwing to repress n
shudder of repulsion at her approach, to
offer a reluctant hand. To her lodiring
rooin came piles of p iper lo be covered
by a facile pen easy work and well
paid. There were occasional meetings
between the employer and the employed,
and there .rrew up between them a sub
tle friendship, none the res?, fervent,
perhaps, that the man was by many
years the elder. They found that their
thoughts flowed together in very pe
culiar unison ; but there was always one
subject which was forbidden ground,
and sometimes when tlusir companion
ship seemed gaining a new torMlemess, a
sudden chill an 1 gtooai wojjM come be
tween them, and then for days each
avoided the other resoiutc'y.
It happened that at this epoch. Aga
tha met her first lover. Alone .rid deso
late, divided by a mysterious cloud from
a friend who might else have been all
the worid lo her, she could not but feel
grateful for a love forced and thrust up
on her, and yet she uiii nol au.l could
not return that love.
Be.-i'.le PrNcilla Peyton's grave, in the
first days of calamity, she met the stran
ger wiio persistently sought her ac
quaintance. He fulfilled to the utmost a girl's ro
mantic dreams young aud handsome,
brilliant and unkuo.vu, tetdy, it sue
might believe" him, to do or dare any
thing for her sake. By his iersis;ei:ce
be won.
Paul Kaynor, the heir of the Peyton
estate, looked on and said no word,
while slowly and by in-p'TC p'ible de
grees the glow of -.heir friendship
waned. When they met lie was kind
and formal, and Ag,:ha wept for the
loss of her friend as she would not have
wept for her lover's death
The time of Agatha's wedding ap
proached. She was to be married in
that southern lind, faraway from home
and kin lied. 11 her white di'e,s he.
stood in fore the ..,ig minor in the. lodg
ing house pari or. decked as for her bri
dal dav. thinking her own secret
thought- so intently iiitt sin; bad forgot
ten why she had come to look into the
mirror intently that she die not hear
the door behind her op.-n The man
who was to be her bri lei"-, came
softly in. smiling. AI herh.fi side he
stood and bowel his heal liiss'eJy
blue eyes twinkled.
" How do vou like mc?" he said, be
tween his close I teeth.
Without turning, Agatha looked
From her face every vestige of cdor
was gone, but not an evelash stirred
only her eyes dilated. It niight
have been love that swayed her soul, or
tear, or any other passion as well ; no
looker-on could have tohi ; but in that
moment there was given to her. as has
bee.i invert to other women a revela
tion. Her han 1 grasped a slender chair
back until u seemed that ttt knuckles
and finews must burt through the skin;
but when she greeted her gnest she was
herself again, ami never before ha I she
so responded to his wooing. Her lover
beamed with delight and flattered vanity
before the evening wis over.
Agatha and her welding-c-impany
were gathered in a parlor of the "Id
Peyton mansion. The clereymtn ss
ready, and Paol Raynor. with a grave,
sweet smile upon his face, waited to give
the bride awry. Then Agatha star'ed
forward, her dark eyes 2'.ea)i:pg. her
face ts white as 'he dress she wore, ik-r
frame trembled like au a-peti kaf. but
her voice was clear and steady.
"There will be so wedding here iu-
Price, $1.00 A Year
day. I will not mod; the sacred service
by allowing it to begin. This man,"
and she pointed to the expectant bride
groom, who cowered and glared now
like some hunted wild beast Set suddenly
at bay "this iao is a murderer! I
may have acted a wicked part, knt I
hope that I am justified. He would
have lured me to a marriage wilh liim. "
She shuddered as she 6poke tfce words.
" It was he who killed my poor old
aunt He stole the will which made me
lior heiress. See, here is the confession
of the theft in bw own words, with his
own signature." ' '
She held forward a fluttering paper
and a pealed parchment together.-'
The guests were in a sudden commo
tion. The startled man glowered be
neath his bent brows, and his eyes took
a murderouf gleam.
Auatha threw the door of the room
op::n.
"Go," she said, "and pray God to
have mercy upon you."
" But if this is true" began the cler
gyman, in a stern voiae.
" Slop him !" spoke Paul Raynor to
some one who stood at the entrance.
" Do not ! I pray you will not !" plead
ed Agatha. " I could not bear it. t
have cheated him into confession, but
not to his death not such a ' farfn
death. Let him go let him hiiv time
for repentance !" still seeing hesitation
in the faces around her; and such yas
the force of her persuasions that the
others yielded, and the man passed out. '
Agntlm laid the will upon the table for
all to see, and with a note written as to
one cognizant and approving of his
crime. While the tongues were -st'iil
busy, she lifted the parchment, and,
walking to the open grate, quietly lai I it
upon the glowing ooale, where it turned
in a few seconds to a shriveled scroll.
When the flames had fairly caught it,
her glance met Paul Uaynor's. There
w as vexation in bis, but a dawning glory
rose and chased it all way and Agatha
read that the cloud that had dimmed
their friendship was gone forever and
ever. Something else she read in the
clear heaven of bis eyes something
wh'ise answer lay deep in her trusting
heart. N. Y. Dispatch. ,
Keeping "Winter Trait.
The scarcity of apples this yrar,
throughout the country generally, sug
gests the importance of making the most
of what we have. They will keep inudi
better and their decay be retarded If they
are not taken to the cellar till thn near
approach of freezing weather. If to lie
placed in bins in the cellar, they may be
stored in an nuthouse. If barreled, they
may lie placed outdoors on the north
side of a building or unfler a shed. Or,
the barrels may even remain in the "or
chard, kept from the ground by lylrts on
their sides on a couple of rails. If corn
stalks ore piled over the barr$8, tbey
will withstand a freezing nigkrt should
one occur before they go to their winter
quarters. Sometimes apples h.re form
left in heaps on the ground in theorch
aril, properly covered, wi'liout Injury
till the ground has been frozen; bnt.it
all ueh instances it it better to err Itf
housing them a few days too Soon trrM
to have them injured by freezing'. Front
repeated experiments we find that, as a
general average, apples will keep from
fonr to six weeks longer if thus not re-.
moved to the cellar through autumn
than if placed there at once as toon ai
gathered. The same remarks will apply
to late autumn and winter pears.
Grapes Thern hi nearly as atmr-V
difference in the varieKea of the grape
as regards keeping, a there is between
autumn and winter apples. Tie bin
skinned, parly-ripening sorts, such aa
the Delaware and Concord, .cannot lie
kept well into winter by any practicable'
process; while the Diana, Isabella. Ca-'
tan ba. and some of the late Kogers' hy
brids, may be had in good eating con
dition till nearly spring. In selecting
such portions of the crop aa are intend
ed for the longest keeping, choose those
bundles which have grown to the full
est dimensions and ripened best, M -tliey
have the richest juice, which will wot
only keec best, but will withstand any
accidental freezing weather which nmf .
occur. A cool upper apartment will he
better than in any cellar, which is apt to
be both too damp and too warm. Vari
ous mode of packing grape for winter
keeping have been recommended; but
the glut point is, to preserve a coil and
constant temperature at about the free
ing point The p -cst-fUvored and htst
rpened grapes will withstand several ib
grees below freezing, where poorer sprci
,Contiaad a Aarfa oagcj
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