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CO! it W ft -W VOLUME 1, ft JOHN X PEARCE, Editor and Manager. tt. . rVM.UMKP BVUT IHCBSBAT. ATJfWTOWPi; AIRRELD CjUNTX. ifONN.' jM.M.Skw - ruVru4troi'r, y.r.tmrM, Xdiloraivt Man'f. Subaerlplloti Price, 1.00 A Year. ADVKRT1IINS RATK. jlvk. Jwke, line. Imot. fcnM, lyear 4 Uek. ,7 Until. llnah, J.Ji Lit JOO 4.00 tSlO 10.00 J 00 40 7.00 13-U0 ii.U0 I.M 4 00 1.00 14.00 iO.00 1.10 a SO U.00 la.uO 21.00 MOul 1M l-ICal Sj I Col A.fiO 4.M 6.00 14.00 32.00 J5.00 1.00 )f.0 30.00 lo.tf 40.00 SpeojAl Jletica, T toU par line nrst, and Vivo Cwot eb subeequent iDMrtioo. Traoaiesjt jktvertielns payable in advance. No dead bit Adverti.lntt taken. Tearly adverllse jneu.tea.jlMe at the end ,of eeek quarter. Pro. f.aitfDV.Mkd Buaiues. Card, ito occupy uot more than Ax fc) I." yr- Bej-ular yearly ad-o-ertiaera, jrfeuee bilU auiuuul ta 1U r over, will receive (tie paper lree. PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. DEWIPWH. POST-OJ'r'ICK. Mall. Open : Fruui tor South, 11.2 I a. m. and .00 r. M. From the i'itif.h, 12.10 m. aud6.(0 p. ll. Maila clone: Uolnn Jiorth, lu.SO a. m. nd 4.45 J. at. doing buulli .1 11. 2J a. x. and 4.4i r. m Z IS. Plica, P. M. CHUKCHE1. Tsimitt Chcbch. Main Street, Kev. Newtou E. ;Maibie. 1. 1., reciwr. Service. 10 3 a. m. buu ,tlay kenool, 13 m. Atterluwu .emeu, at 1 . Cokobbuational kfa.n Street, Bev. Janies P. ftoyt, paelor. bvrvfoti. L0.30 A. h. rjuudny Mchuol t,l a. at. Afteruwuu BerViuc., 1 t. At. ' Cathuuc: Malu Street, Kev. Father HeC'arton imelor. Mervieee, 104P a. m. nuuduy school, It 30 r. v. SOCiJSTIES. iHfVX BbaMCH JuvKJKIIjK Tp.hplk ho H.-I'ub. ile lawsuuii avery huuu.y aiiruoou at & o'locit, lu awuth Centre hcLuul uuucv, oflaocitu Mr. ti 2i lir, 8upt. Mia. M f tfnut, o. c. Kt. Patsick'b TauraBANCE8(K-jiT Rev. Fath er Jamea McCarlau t reMltlrul, uhu Moouuy Vi'.-e Prtidiit, Tliwuia. Kau acrruur I'rttrick cam Treaaurer. MaWTOWII L1BS4BY AWOCIATIU.. K. L Jolnu oa PfealdeBt. Cliarlc. Merc.fotd Vice Ple.ideut, JA. V. 1 ack otecreury and Troa.urer. M. F. PtcK. Librarian. A.VPV HOOK, : cuuujinM. flKTHODHT. Bev aue. Taylor pastor. Per ,vleea, 10.3O A. M., J .30 and I v.. u. bunday HllieoL- 11. 4 a. M. Frayar nivetiug Tliuriiday avauluga, II r. u. Br. JoHX'a CHaru..- Bev. Francia V. Bar ,Hatt aeaieuuit raimater. Buid.y Achoul 12 M. Hur vioaa 1 P.M. p Vonnmnieu aervice on ttilrd Hun. ,dy In luanta at 10.30 a. m, HOCIElIgS Okajutb Lanaf IvpEr-KHitiT Obder of Good TKAtruaa: meet in bail aver U. Wlieeler' Parnitui Wareroom every Friday evenin. UU1 jeara, I. P. Waeaman, W. C T, Mr.. W. W. Per Ale, W. V. T, CbriaUan Beablar. W. S.. Mra. K. A. Dennett, W. V. B., Mr.. H. X. Wbceler, W. X, VVm. B.Terrlll, W. M , Mine N. A. Judeon, W. I. O- Mia. KUad. Peck, W, p. O, Jobn F. flriitln, P. W.T. HiBAXf Lome, Na 111, F. A. M,-Meet in Ma aonitt liall, let aud 3d WedurMiaya.of each mouth, fBcera: Wm. I Saudford, W. M JohnSaudford, Dr. W., Huuiara Crolut, Jr. W., Jamea A. Wilaion Meet. ' H. L.. Wheeler, Tmai-and (hapn., V) m. Aeklay. Sr. Ilea., Chester Hard, Steward. A. W. Orftelinanu. Tiler. Kotal. Abcm Charki. Meet Second Thnraday of each naouLb. in Muauic Hall. Officere; Ueo.' Wofleadeu, U. P., It. L. Wheeler, K., Jamea M. iHaekman, Scribe., VYm. I. bauford, 0 of H., J a. A. Wilaoa,P. b.,0. A. llough, K. A. C. Awu Juyxmilk Trhple Ko 1. meet in Lodge Room aver Purnilura btore, every Hunday after juoou, at 4-Jv o'clock. Mai til. Peck, sunt. F W perklna. W C T. TRAVELER'S GUIDE. Newtown kyso4wy Line. Laavaa Woodbury at 7. 30 a. m,, Mnthbury at A.li a.m.. Houtk. Britaia at 0 a. m Bennett'. Bridfa aa 0,3o.'m.. lterkabire at 10 a. m., andy Jlaak a. 10,30 w. arriving at Newtown to meet the 10.47 a.m. Dp Train, and kuvea for Wood bury on aba arrival of the 11.40 a. m. Down Train, .aud arrive, at Woodbury at 3 p. m., the same time aa tha Woodbury and aeymour btage. OKUBUK 1VLUI, Proprietor. jy.iamn. Ana;. M.U77. , Peoplt'i Line. t eker nay atnrice. to ' the travalinf pab tic. and can fee fauna at all t'aiea ready to convey Kassetigere toai-d rwra ike Ieot, or to .bandy Hojk and Newtwo St. X.'bargu moderate. Remember the "Cveraor," Tin. Tahl.. Ta take effeet Nov 11. 1D77. rraOat Ufif Iftttym Goinf Ifrtk. 10.47 a. 1J.4J t.Ui ,33auo 7.Vip. m. 10.47 a. m. aaa a. S3 p. aa. traina camnect at Brooktteld June (iam with train, lot lMabary. f '; 0HfSA. 7.44 and 11.40 a. u , 4 " and i.ii p. a. Huutiay Train, 7.4S p. m. rreia Ceaaw HapltnOU Oting North, 10. S"a. m., I.M S.J4 1.44 aud 7.40 p. ni. 10,57 a. m. !nd (.44 p. m. traiua sounect u Brookneld Jnnc taa with tnuna tor Daobary. J , tWa AWk.T JSaridU.JOa. m., 4-44 and 7.0J p.m. Kuwia'lililf Train, 7.3 p m Shrujufc Railroad. AUANOBMEirr or ibaihs. oommendng CmatKtima Trmu lt Ntmttmn at 10,47 a. m. aa4 4.10 P. . Arrive at'Litehueld 1.20 and 7.54 , m. jalar4nf an additional Connection la Cada by Traill paaaibg Kewtown ai 7.C4 p m., with Train arriving at LitcbHeld at 10.00 p. m. I mm littififfd at S-34 a. ra. i Monday 7.1ft a. jauaad . JO p at , arriving at Hawleyville 11.30 Tra. (Mon4ayal.10a.Bk) and;3 p.m., eon Mtttt with traina on HouaaUnic R, at r JWmiar Milk Tw leave. LHchtteld 40 p. akl aaaMcaa wiah Uoaaatonie Mi)k Train. tdU c u. PUTT, s PK0KE8SI0NAL CAHD3. jyM. O. WILE. M. Dv Phy.lcian and Burgeon, Bandy Hook, Ct. D It. H. N. HETTS. Jit., DENTIST. 8tnly Hook, Cyrin. Mf Offic In BrooKtlrltl f opeued every W-vdnes-dy (ovur . Otburne's torj. F IUNK1', CL.VKK, M. 1). OrriCB WITH DB. CLA.0M. Oyer JlaltltaA't Drug Slort, DANUUKY, CONN. OFKICIHOUKU: 10 to u, a. .; 4 io, r. m. w ILL1AM ULKKK, ATTtlKNKY AN D COUN.SKI.OB AT LAW, UANHt'BV, CONN. W Cnlltc.ions p- mpl. 01 i B.m die's Bl ck jQKLKST A. UENKDiCT, M. 1) , PHYSICIAN AND 6U2GE0N, J9iuteS:rc (MjrLU Blli,' BR1DGKPORT. Eltetricit one of ht 2'htrapeutic Ageutt. OFFICE 1WUH.1: Tu:;diys ai d F.id iy.cm 8 a. m. to 5 . m. )R FRANK E- SEELEY, DENTIST, 3.9 Main street, Bridgeport, Coun. Kjl dour to Uiidtey 4: Co.) J)R. J. H- CliJBS, DENTIST, 450 Main 8trefct, Brianeporl, Kives Ga. free of charge, aud extract. ituLli ttitmmt pain tor 50ta. ATTORNEY AND COTJNSELOR-AT hAW AND SULK I TOK X LHA.Nt fckV, WooUlttKV, COSN., practices in all tlie t onrts ot Jjw and Equ' ty, ii this State, and m tlie Dist'ict, vii ctut and Sypreme Luu U of the United States. All business ei. ft listed to his caie win be u thluiiy attended t aud success foly accJJupiishcd tar as depcuii upon his effui'ts. HU8INESS CAliDS. QENTHAL 1IUUSE. bituated in the centre of tho town, newly fur ninhed thiuu;hout. All ini'di rn iiiiproveineiitK. fc very thing due U add t the hajjuitietfs and cum. fort ut the nuentr . l-'ive curri.i.e lu all trait. . CUargea muiterute. Acvuiumudtiiiuns unsurpHrf ed. Douulam KAnifHiu, lup'r. jyjliNOl'T AL'GUH. SANDY HOOK MARKET. UKALKU IN Fresh & Cured Meats? &c. IS ear the Bridge. Sandy lluok, Conn. XTlermt: Cash. M. KKYMULU8, PAINTEE. Graining, Paper Hanglfg, Kalsomining. Frescoing and Painting in all its branches done with d!s- patch. Be.idence, Xewtown, Conn. IDICJTUliE FliAMES Mtde to order, at the fliorlest notice, and on most Iteasormble Terms. Call and see me. R. N. BETTS, SANDY HOOK. D. VV. SNYDEK, Horse-Shocr mid (icncnil HliickKinitli, (Near the Oriat-miUl, SANDY HOOK, Conn. &TStone-euttcr.' and MaNonn' littmmers made to order. Working in Steel a specialty. Repair ing done neatly and promptly. gMlTH & PERKINS. PAINTEES. Paper Hanging, Kalsttniining, Painting and Graining Done at the akortettt notice, and in the Best Manner. MBWTOWK, Conn. QHARLES JONAS, MERCHANT TAILOR, Main Street Jfeictown Conn., Calls th attention of the citizens of this town and vici nity to his new stock of goods, which he has on hand. at his Store in Glover's building. He will make All Wool pants to order for $3.75, and Whole Suits for $ 14.00. Give him a call, and see for yourselves. t3T pulliw? done at the skorlctl notice. CHARLES RINIHSLAND. BARBER SHOP, AND LADIES' HAIR DRESSING EMPORIUM. Corner of Main and Went SCt, Feuctown. Shaving, Bhampoojng and Hair Dressing dona In the Ubet artistic atyle. The Iadiea are requested to examine specimens of work, auch aa Bwitchea, Braida, Curia, PofTa, ate. Ladies eon have their combings made tip. BBASCH BABBEB SHOP In Sandy Hook, opened every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon eShop next to the Post Office SUBSCRIBE bee. tS Only ONE. DOLLAR A YEAH. KEWTOAVN, COJVPS'., NOV. 1C5, lf-t77. 1 WANTEO--A PASTOR. Ho tnuttt lw young In ye urn, in wiridom old ; Metfk iw tliQ lamb, yet ua the ltun bold ; Must guide our bouls to realuiK of fudlotw day, Yet let tin choom: our own nwcut, hijufiil wuy. Sole ran yet social , thoughtful yet ur):anc, Hi dignity most careful to muinittin, JTo suit the elders he iuunt be 'true blue," To please the young folk must be "jnlly" too. Ills preaching taunt be brilliant, yet profound ; Theology the Boiiudeut of the Mound Munt prove bin doctrine back from Paul to Moses 'Tuen down to Culviu, eer his nfrnii0D closes. He munt be truined in BpeakiiiK "ejettmpore," Yet ne'er repeat bin phrases o'er aud o'er, And wht-n we want s written sermon, theu M'iKt wield a jeaciy aud a practiced pen. W hile hurling tortli the tliundtrm of (he law, With honeyed swectne munt be skilled to draw, Must be a potent iustrunujit to use In tilling up a tioore of empty pews. Quick to d'.'tt ct unliceused isms, Prompt to euiiprsu unriyliteoun nchiHii.fi, He must reserve the hardt-fet of bis knockw To humch uyam.it the ruuk unorthodox, Munt preach two rousing sermoi s every Sunday, An J feel the fresliureai-h ucceedinp Monday ; Munt bring to WedneHduy eveninj,' meeting A burdent'4 soul, yet cheerful ChriKtiun greeting. Hiri heart re;fete with every Faintly gruce, A holyc ilm must rest upon bin lace ; With Ful uplifted to thi sacred .skies, He ruvflt be platining to "ecouomize." And e'er he break to ns tlie Pre ad of Life, He must be furnjslied with a comely wife : For childien he shouid think ti.e Gruciotts Gitr, Yet not be burdened with too full a quiver. If, Itev'n nl Sir, this scrap siiould meet your eve While looking for a pulpit, pleune apply Our teinis? good Brother, come, in faith believing You'll be more blest iu giving1 than Iving. Loan ins: a Lover. A VKHY DANdGKOUS KXrEHtMENT. My sister l'lttricm wus iin lioiress. SlnniRe enough, for we had always been terribly poor down ut Lowlrridge, niy widowed mother bringing up her four daughters with the greatest difficulty ; but when brought up were worth look ing lit, I believe. Healthy habits and frugal living are apt to make good con ditions, and Bess, and Amy, and Patri cia mid I were as bright and handsome jjirls as are often seen. Bess and Amy were twins, with eyes its blue us the sea near which they were born, rosy cheeks, and long, light-brown curls; Patriea was a sparkling brunette, while I was as perfect a blonde, with crinkled hair, like molten gold. Great had been our excitement when Aunt Betty wrote from Fnirlmven : 'Beak Sisteu-in-Law : I am going to do myself the pleasure of visiting you this Summei. 1 hear that brother Abel left four girls, and 1 want to see them. I am gettlfig on in veins, and will mitke one of them my heiress," etc. Aunt Betty, of Fairhnven, wits Worth a hundred thousand dollars if she was worth a cent. Well, in due time she came, She put up at the hotel, for our cottage nt Low bridge wasn't big enough to hold her, with her maid, coachman, and carriage; but fortunilely that was close by, and she spent the larger half of three days with us. We all thought Bess would be her choice, for father had named her Eliza beth for Aunt Betty, though she had al ways been "Bess" with us ; but it was uot either of the twins, and it wiib not I it was Patricia. 'Where did that girl get her black hair J" Aunt Betty asked, us soon as she saw her. "J think she looks like my brother Luke, don't you ?'' asked the mother, with a wisltul look, "'J'he very image of liiin," answered AuuL-Btdly, turning pale. I divined then, us 1 learned afterward that Uncle Luke had been a lover of Aunt Betty's, when both were young, before her marriage, and the fact seemed to have a power over ber. She looked at Patricia until Ibe girl blushed rosy-red, apd would have slip per) out of the room, when she Galled her to her, and drawing her down upon her knees on a footatool before her, she put a withered haul each side of the young cheek, and said., warmly : "My dear, you shall be my heiress." So it was Patricia she chose to leave her money to ; but we were not left out in the cold, for she sent the twin who were only sixteen, to a convent school for two yers, and invited me, with Pa tricia, to the Hermitage It was her home a stately old man sion of gray stoup, gloomy looking on the outside, but luxuriously comfortable and beautiful within, without being in the least modern. We had each a maid and the free use of the horse and car riage. After making this provision for our comfort, Aunt Botty excused herself from making company of Us, and we were free as air to enjoy .ourselves as we chose, provided we did not interfere with her naps. We chose to mike a grcnt many pleasant acquaintances, guid ed conscientiously by Aunt Betty's wish es, and the result was, that I returned to Low-bridge in the Summer, engaged to Mr. Clyde Sherrington. Ho was wealthy, handsome, agreeable, well connected. Everybody said, " Gertrude has done well for herself." That autumn Aunt Betty died. Pa tricia was to come into possession of her fortune in a year, at the age of twenty one full and undisputed p issession of $100,000. It was arranged that we were all to come to the Hermitage to live. We did so, and bad lived there quietly, as n as becoming, for nearly a year, when Pa tricia made the acquaintance of Mr Gage Redmond. She met him at a funeral of all places 1 the occasion caused by the death of our nest neighbor, General I)e Lacy, Gage Redmond being a neighbor of his. He was well connected, but poor as a church mouso, people saiil ; " so, of course, he was after Patricia's fortune," mamma declared. " Patricia is rich and beautiful. Pray don't let her marry a fortune-hunter, mamma," said I, looking up from a letter I was writing to Mi. Sherrington " I would not, if I could help it ; but what authority have I, G-rtrude f ' said my mother. In a few months Patricia will be in undivided possession of her fortune. We are here only by courtesy. The Hermitage is her home. I have no right to control her whatever." " But your influence, mamma ?" " Will have very little effect if she sets her heart on this Gage Raymond. Pray, slop staring vacantly out of the window, Gertrude, and attend to what I say. I want assistance in this matter." " Please excuse me. I am thinking of my own affairs just now, mamma. They may be of no consequence to you, bat my letter is of some importance to me." I did not mean to be saucy, only pet tish ; and mamma, having had long ex perience with four heudslrong girls, bore with me quite patiently, " Well, finish your letter, Gertrude, and then advise with me." But my train of thought was broken, and after a few moments I put the sheet in my writing-desk. " What can't bo accomplished openly must be done by stratagem, mamma. It is probable this Gage Redmond is after Patricia's money. She is a great prize, matrimonially. Well, you say that I am prettier than Patty. Suppose I play de coy ?" " What ?" cried mamma. . " Mr. Redmond is dark and reserved. I am fair and volatile. Don't you think he would appreciate my style of beauty if I took a little pains to make him do so ?'' " But Mr. Sherrington ?" " I will tell him. He will not object.'' " I think he will." "Oh, no ! he will be interested in the good of the family. He conies next week. Fortunately, Patty is sick with a cold, and Mr. Redmond can see but little of her until then." Quite pleased with my scheme, I ran up stairs to give Patricia her cough drops silting down at the window of her room, and bowing cordially to Mr. Redmond, whom I could see writing in his uncle's study, in the great mansion across tho way. The larches hid all the house but that one window. He was there a good deal, and I reflected that Patty's blue silk curtains were more becoming to my style of beauty than hers. "I'll bring mymbrTVureryupnnd sit with you, Patty." I said. "Do," she said. "I'm tired of watch ing the evergreens swaying about against that gray Spring sky." So I filled my lap with rose-colored worsted, and framed myself in ibe blue window drapery for Mr. Redmond' ben efit. Just the colors to set off the tnow and pink of my complexion. I bad the satisfaction of meeting his eyes more than once wnen J glanced.ovcr the way, "Seems to me you've wonderfully good spirits, Gert," remarked Patricia, languidly. The DcLacy dinner bell rang.and Mr. Redmond disappeared. "Well, 1 must take tbem in another di rection now." I San rising. "1 can t give any more time to yon, sis, for 1 want to finish iny blue silk snit before Subscription Mr. Sherrington comes. You'd better take a nap." Patricia settled herself obedteuUy among her cushions, buuuenjy ne ifted her beautiful head, "Has Mr. Redmond called to iiKiuine for me to-day, Gerty V 'No, I believe not," I replied indiffer ently. She showed a moment's surprise, then settled herself on her couch aguin, and in Ave minutes was sleeping sweetly. The blue silk suit was finished, and, having laid aside my half-inoiirning for Aunt Betty and donned it, tho family pronounced the effect "charming. " "Is Mr. Sherrington coming to-day. Gertrude ?" asked mamma. "Yes." "I want to say to you, dear, that on Mr. Sherrington's account, I don't think you had better " she whispered, but I interrupted her by my exit from the apartment. Tlie next train brought Mr. Clyde Sherrington. "Row delightful that the Spring is at hand," said he ; the sunshine growiug warm, and the grass, springing ! I passed a bit of wood coming up from the sta tion that is full of arbutus. We will have some delightful walks, Gerty. I am very tired of city life." "Yes, Clyde dear ; but you see I have been obliged to make a little plan which will interfere somewhat with that ar rangement," I replied, quickly. In fact for the family good, you know, I want to lend you ti Patricia 1" "Lend me to Patricia !" "Yes : while I lure away a most ineli gible suitor she has Mauiuni and 1 con cede that it is the only way," I added. Patricia has a fortune of one hundred thousand dollars you know." "Yes." " Well, we think this Mr. Gage Red mond is after her money. He is only a briefless lawyer. We can't afford to let Patty make such a match as that.aud so, as I don't think I'm a totally uninterest ing person do you, Clytlef Iaiu go ing to try and flirt a little with Mr. Red mond. Now, you won't be a bear and say no, will you, dear? And you'll try to help us by devoting yourself a bit to Pa tricia, won't you ?" At first my companion did not believe that I was in earnest, but when convinc ed of my sincerity his astonishment was inexpressible, 1 remember that he stain, mered out some faint injections, but I would not listen, and before retiring that very night I whispered to mamma that I had made it all right with Mr. Sherrington, and she had only to ou sel ve how nicely 1 would manage the whole matter. I sent Patricia off in the morning to find aibutus with Mr. Sherrington, while 1 waited to receive Mr. Redmond. When he came 1 was in the garden, and had ordered lunch an hour ear.ier than usual. My pale blue silk looked beautiful on the lawn glass, "Pray come and see my tulip9, Mr. Redmond," 1 called, as he walked up the avenue. He came, pleased enough, and ns he was especially fond of flowers I had no difficulty in detaining him for half an hour. Then, seeing him look at his watch, I observed : " We won't defer lunch waiting by for Patricia, for Mr. Sherrington is with her. They have gone roaming off after Spring flowers, and may not return these three hours. Come in and have a bit of chocolate, Mr. Redmond, I made the chocolate myself, and can recommend it." Si I kept hint for another half-hour, and he left pleased with ais visit. Patricia and Mr. Sherrington came back only fifteen minutes after the usual lunch-hour, the former so delighted with a profusion of pink arbutus as hardly to heed when a servant informed her tuat and staved with Miss Gertrude lunch." She had pot the rosy clusters in her dark hair and on the bosom of ucr grace ful gray dress, and, flushed with her long ranib'e, I think I never saw her look so perfectly lorely. " He has been here. Very nice of you to keep her out of the way so long," 1 whispered to Clyde. Ile looked nt me queerly, but said nothing. I did not want bin) to expos tulate with me, as I believe he wished to do, and so kept apart from him during the evening, leaving him to play and sing with Patricia. He was interesting, wjlh his very nat ural manner of reserved modesty. I was glad that Patricia found him so. He b&d pale, silken hair tbt tel), jo shad. IVUMIJEI 1 Price, SI. 00 A Year owy curls, over a beautiful! forehead ; oft,dark eyes, aoftly modulated tones. He contrasted nicely with her dark, spir ited beauty. "Clyde has an elder brother Ray mond just Cue one for JTMricia," I mused. " I wonder if It eaao be browgkt about" But I soon had my bands full, for, a all tours of the day and night Mr. Ref njoudcame to the Hermitage. Aid it. was riot long before my success as a de coy was patent to the most careless ob server. He akel only for " Miss Gert rude, " He come solely to Bee me. In three weeks the crisis burst upon me. He proposed: "I used to think Mr. Sherrington was your lover," be saiJ, standing before me, the light on bis frank, handsome face, " but late observation has shown me that his visits here are for your sister. Since you are free, then, will you not marry me? I am support you well, Gertrude, or I wonld not ask you to bind your future to mine. The death of my grandfather two years ago left me $50,000, beside some real estute. I have a pleasant home on the Hudsonretired, but elegant to which I would like to lake you. What do you think, Gert rude? Could you be contented to leave your friends and live at Rose Cottage with me ?" My amazement allowed me to stammer nothing intelligible. In some indistinct way I temporized the matter, aud begged Mr. Redmond to give me some time for reflection. He went away, making an appoint ment for the next evening. So thunderstruck was I by the reye!r lion of Mr. Redmond's wealth that ( wandered about the house in dazed way, not heeding how mamma was fret ting about Patricia, who hud gone to ride with Mr. Sherrington. ' What is the matter, mamma f Is H going to storm ?" I said, at last. To storm ? Nonsense ! Where are your eyes, Gertrude? But it is nearly nine o'clock. Patricia has been gone seven hours with Mr. Sherrington, aud I know something is wrong.' ' What ?" I demanded, arousing my.- self. " I don't know." Nine, ten, eleven and twelve o'clock passed. No carriage no news. At noon the next day the buggy drove into the yard. Patricia and Clyde Sher rington alighted. Patricia coolly present ed her husbtnJ. They had Oeen married the evening before by our pastor at Lo v- bridge. "So nice and quiet." said Patricia, No fuss no notoriety." " You needn't hesitate to take Gage now, Gertrude, he's dead In love with you, and, as I like Clyde best, I thought I'd decide the matter without .any com plications." 1 think I was dumbfounded, Rut I found my tongue when Mr. Redmond came that evening, and I said " Yes," I give my experience for the bo6 of others. It is dangerous loaning ona1 lover. The Compensations of Poverty. The prayer of Agur, "Give me neither poverty nor riches," has always secured to me the best that could be offered, To have enough to be comfortableanil tn feel that it i enough, and to he grate ful for It, Is the essence of happiness. Yet, what we would call a modest com petence, many would styja aftter poverty so entirely different are our ogllooks hi life ; and those who "dwell in m&rble halls," and possess elegant qu.ipges, horses, wardrobes and furniture, can hardly believe that those who have two story houses, plainly furntahed, without even a stable, can know the enjoyments that riches bring to them. But many ot the people who now live in luxury were not Japped in it in their youth, but were I bum and nurtured in small houses, with lime to spare 10 ueaumy tueir urmuuu ings ; and yet the old home possesses a pharm to tjem that their own palatiaj bouse never could possess. And are they so much happier, now that I hey are surrounded by gorgeous upholstery, and "siller hae to spare f No indeed ! Poverty bas its couipen, tiotis;nd the enjoyment of being afcla to make a little go a great way bas a real xest which the spending pf thoufe ands could not produce. To he sore J'00, cannot walk with dua dignity into shop, and select whatever suits your taste, without giving a thought to it price or being compelled to take a cheaps ci article, because your purse does nof contain sufficient to allow yon fa puo chase the more expensive' one Yog iCoo tinned on. fourth page,)