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- 't'l 2S7 JSZ 323 VOLUME 1. JOfJ.T PEA.RC tyEditor and Manager, amass. irr iuDr,;. AT NEWTOWN, rAIRFXLO CJNTYi CCNN. ,A.H.Stut, - vbr oud Vrop'r, .r.JMar, w Jidilor ad .Itvn'r. Subacripliuu Priee, $1.00 A J car. ADVHRTISING RATES. I,'' j!twkT Jlwks. ; l mo. amos. 6n, .lyaar t task,1' ,ts V 1. 25 ! ISO I ,4.00. i I 00 10.CH itncb, Hi I re ISO " 7.00 "12 00 l.i .tluch. Lit l.m 4 0U S.O 15 uO ill 1.0 1-4 iHil J.00 a.S 4W 13.111 18.10 So.ls) 4-JCoi S.OO ji.50 t on ,14.00 , li 00 S...00 J Col 00 ,C.M 1J.0S JO 00 Su.OO (0.00 rpectal Kutioea,TeB Cents jper Hub lirst, aud jTivs Cent for eaoh subsequent Insertion. 1 Traatiaut sd,vsfiiiupayabit In advance. No deed-beet advertising taken. Yearly sdverilae pBduli payable itt the sud of etch quarter. &xo v&ssiouai aud Business Cards itu occupy not inert han flv. Uoaa) $. a year. Begutar yearly ad. jrertlaera, whuse lnlla amount to 410 or over, will ,celve Uw paper lree. , T J ' ) V -ilVfiLrRh-tij 9 TX T U tiONd.. NEWTOWN. i IdaTla Open : From the South, 11.2'' a. H. and tlalla Open : From tlie South, 1 1 2 it H. .00 r. M. loui the 3orth, o..0M aud6.0 p. 31. Stuile close: Uoing Noitii, t'.SO a. u. ud 4.45 . r. H. uioiug ooulb, at 11 .2j a. m . and 4..4S r. si r. ..,, ... ,., 2 0.1'tCK,l-.M. ij f CHtkCKE It; Tanuii .Cyajuci. Maia dtreit, Kev, rJewton E. Vai0ie.'t-D,rieoJ.uiv Service, leg-a.-. ttou day school, 12 u. Attucuoou service, at 1 . CONa&xoarioMAL Ma.n Street, Rev. James P. .Hoj t, paator. bViviccs i0.j0 a. u. Sunday cioui.ol ,41,45 A at. Afteruouo, aeiv.ucs, if.u. Caiuouc: juin Street, Kv. ffaiber JleOartm ptelor. tiei'viaus, 10.15 a. it. beuool, ,11, JO r. it. JOCIKTJW. , Ouvb BkaNch JuvilKilk Temple ko 14.--Pub- Jic lueeuuy evely bunuay uuel'kuou at 6 u'e.yck, jii aeutu Centre oiAoot uuurr, uSIchib: alrb a Eeera, iiupt, Jaiae M J( feu. a c. bx. PaTalCK'a .Tkai hEaaNCE Socizn Bev. Fatl, jr Jataea aleUartaa Preeidt-ut, Joun Aluuuey Vice .President, ihuuta XCau beaeurx, Putrie caili ;Xiaamer. Mewtown 1.iuB'.&t AaaociATioK-E. L JoLn jeu President. .Cnanes iiereaioid Vice t:reaiilent, l. i Peuitaegreiaiy and l'r-ahHiei. it. i". I'm K, 4ibianaD. HAKOV HOOK. atxTHOOlaar. Rev Jamee Taylor, patitor. Ser Tleea, 10.10 A- M., 1 SO and 8 r.. JU. buuday Hiheul It. 45 A- at. Prayer mealing Xliurauay tveniuira, a i t. 8t. John's Cuapec- Rot,. Francis W. Bar-ettaasialaut-minihter. Sunday School 12 M . Htr--vieea I P.M. Comtnnnlon aervice on third Sun ,day is month at 10.30 a. K. ;-' Jf sociiiTiEs. ClBARlU LODOX iMJEPKNUENT ObDEB or GOOD TEUPLAaa:meet ui bad ever f. L. Wneelei'6 . i'nioiture Warerooui every fcnd-y eveniug. uni ' ,ua, V.- (J., -X- ' oraeiius Taylor;, W. V. 1'. Mia. Uitt C. Oately; W. a., Uias ,S. A. Judaea ; W. O , Bar. Jan. Taylor ; V. 1'. H., alra. K. A. Beuuett ; V. TM !. W. Pcikina ; ' W . U , George Perry ; W. 1. (J , guuon Juttiua; ! tV. . 6, John Penis; W. K. 8., Anna J . Tay lor ; W. jL. B., Mre W. W . Perkiua i W. A. a., ! JliuEilaJ. Peck; W. V. M., Mlat Ulla J. Tenill. Hium Lo&r.K, Ko 18, P. A. M. Sliit iVUa. aonic Mall, lit and 3d v, edueadaya of eachiaeuth. I juicera: Wm. I oandford, W. U., John sa .dfuid, ' dr. W., Homera Crotut, Jr. W., James A. Wusuu i iecV .H. L.Wheeler, Treea and Chapn., m. 1 Ackiey, Br. De., Cueater Hard, Steward, A. W. 4)i'eliuanu. Tiler. Roial Aech Cuapteb. Meet Second Thursday f eaehJnonth, iu Maauuie JlalU Oflit-eia; Oeo. . reOendea, tL P., 11. L. v heeler, K.. Janiea H. j daelunau, dcube., Wm. I. ?auford, C of U.t Jaa . wiiaon,,P !..u. A iiougn,4t. A..t;. j , Alhu Juvxmh.e Temple No 1. meet in Lodge llooni ever rtituure More, every Sunday after--oon, at 4 Jo o'clock, aliaa fclla Peck, Snpt. F W 'rains, W C T. TRAVJELiJHS1 GUIDE Nwtwn ( Woodbury Stage Line. Leavoi Woodbury st 7.30 a. m.., Synthbury at tt.l a.in.i houth BriUiu ntU. Bvuiiett'i jbridyw alW.titi. u., Berkshire at 10 a, m., alirty .Hook at 14. SO a., m . ttrrlTiug at Ntwtown to meet .ttia 10.47 a.Mt Up Train, and kuve lot Wowd .bury D the atriviU of the 11.40 a. Oowu Tiwn, and arrirea at Woodbury ttt 3 p. w., ihe tuuue time ac tHe Wooubury aud Seymour Blajje. (jt(Jlt(jhi LLli, AroprietAjr. Jinotten, Any. 2d, 1877. J & offer my aehrlceaw" the traveling public, andean ah lAtinsl at alit idm ruad MC .nvev i uieneeit to a-d jroB the Derol or to Sat.dy Ho-. a -d Newtown St. Charkct moderate,' Remember the i vemor, JnvaUHi auuu v--ai .TwiaTAUi.s To take effect K.iv 12, 1M7- i 1 fWi'M AalM Nentmm going JTorth. 10.il a. . at., D.4J 3.05 5.33 aud 7. 5 p. ni. 10.47 a, m. and 5.33 p. ni. traine ceiunect at Bruoklield Juiic- tioa with trains for Danbury. eoiaa JouO, 7.45 and It. 40 s. m , 4.55 and 7.25 ji. a. ; rlunday Train, 7.-45 p. at. r ' " .1 j ,m., l.iej.ii 5.44 ana 7.40 p.m. 107 a. m. . and i.44 p. m. traiua connect at Brookheld Jnnc .en with trains for ljanbury. wMf 8utk, 7.38 and 11.30 B. m.( 4-43 B&d T.05 p. as. u0ay Milk Train, 1.U p fli ' Stiepauc Railroad. BBANeRMEr7T OF TRAINS, eapannoeuig ltacemtxx 3, 1377. Omeeftaf Trmitu Lent ttcwtim at 1P7 a. m. Count ct u UawK-yvilie at 1 1.10 a. Bl. Arrive at Iateiillld2.15p. la. Imtxrdatt an additional Coanection Is suds .with iraia paasiint Newtown at 7.24 p m.,with Tibib arrning at Litehdeid at lu.i p. m. lasac UUkfM P m srrivimr a Haw .layviUe at .. p. nu Cooneet lor Newtewn at I 05 P. Bl. ' 4aar JVtTfe lVo leaves Ijtchlleld 4 3" p. m., i arrives at Jlawleyvineatl.lSp. enacUn I -jnta XouatcBie Milk T.aia. JU. ft. PLATT. JBopt. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. yM. O. WILE, M. D., ' PbysiclsB tnd Surgeon, Sandy Hook, ,Ct it. RV-na, j a, D - DENTIST, , Sandy Hook, Coiul, My Office Iu Uroukileld la opened every Wednes day (uver L. Oaborne's .tore). E. BAUUKU, 41. 1) Oihoe and Boirldence, Centre St., Bethel, Cods. ,l,Firl bTsius soil 0 JfeMediit CiercA.l F HANK 1. CiiAHK. il. I). OVnOB WITH DR. OLABOM. Ortr Jla'tfcad'i Brug eiqrt, llANUUKlf, LONN, OFFICE HOURS :-io to u, am; 4 toi, r. u. w ILLIAM BL'KKE, attouniit a5d counselor at law, Jjanuubv, conn. BJf Ci-l'-c-ions p x.mpt. Offic . i i B nLdiei's Bl ek QfcXKST A. 15KNKU1CT, il D, PHY3IC1AH AND 3DSGEUN, 9i SutcSireit.tMiL!l - Bl c'i.i BRiOOEPdRtT Electricity tint of ht Tlarapculic Ayentt Oft rCX HOURS: Tucdiyt aidf ld.ysi.raSA. u. to p. u. )R FRANK E.SEELEY. DENTIST, 369 Maiu street, Bridaeport, Conn. ( Nejct door .to JBiid&ty it Co.) )R. J, R- CI8SS, DENTIST, 450 5Ii(in Sti-eet, Uitdtteport, gives Oaa f ree of :hatc, aud exti-acis teeth witnout pain for 5ooU. w ILLUAItOruKEN, ATI ORNEV AND COUNSELOR-AT LAW WOOUBUKV, COHN.. Practices in all live on ts of Law And Equ'ty, in this State, and in the Dit ict, t icuit and Sutireme Lou ts of the Uuited States. All but. nes5 ei fustetl to h i ca e w-.. U; la thfu- y attended t -, a. d iucces-fuJ.y.acc-.iriphshed J ; ta' as dee-ds upou his.0bas. BUSINESS GAUDS. 0 liNTUAL UOUSK. rtitnatfd in the centre of tlta town. dcwW fur- nitthed tlnougbout. All tuitirrD improVtuenf . Evt-rytliiit fioiic 10 avid in the happiue uid coiq-frr- of thi tiucnts .. l ite carna a to all trail 8. CutLiged inu(iei'ait'w Accominodn.Sons uut-uipaaa' vd, Docolas r'Aiucttos, Prop'r. jj-INOTT ACOUK. SANDY HOOK MARKET. DEALXU IN Fiah ?c Cnrsd Moats, Me. Near the Bridge, Sandy Huok, Conn. am emit : Cask. M. HiiVNOJ)8, PAINTER. Graining, Paper Hanging, Kalsomining. Frescoing and Painting in all. its branches done with dis patch, Residence, Newtown, Cona. PICTURE FiiAMES Made to order, at ths shortest notice, and on moet IUaHtnaMe Term. Call and see me. R.U. BETTS, S ANDY HOOK. Da W. SNYDER, Horse-Shoer and (Jmwii! Blacksmith, . ' (Near the Oriat-mill), , ' " SANDY HOOK, Conn ; DtiTStaBvVcattertr and Maaooa' hammers made to order. Workiug iu ttel a apeeialty. XWpair log done neatly and promptly. glUTU & PERKINS. PAINTEE8. Paper Uanging, Kalsomininf , Painting and Graining Done at the Bhoitent notice, aud in the Beat Manner. . 1KWTOWJ, Conn. 0UAKLES JONAS, MERCHANT TAILOR, Maia Streat, Newtown Conn. Calk the attention of the citizens of this town and rici nity to his new stock of foods, which he has on hand, at li s Store in Glover sbu'-'ding-He will, make All Wool pants to order for $3.7$, and Whole Suits for '4-o. 4 .Give hjjn a call, and see for youtselves. tW . Cutting done mi tkt tAorUst notice. CHARLES RININSLAND. BARBER SHOP, AND LADIES' HAIR DRESSING EMPORIUM. Comer of Main, and Wat SSf3, Newlovin. Shaving, ShampooiiuJ asd Hair Dreaaiog dons in the most artistic style. ' The ladie. aaereqaasi ad to eximiae upecimena of work, soeh as Switches, Bia da. Curia, Puff, etc. Ladies con have their nanbLuja Bud. up. T..,,IASCHBABBCatwHOr la Sandy Hook, opened rvrry K'edaeadaT and Bjrturda7aArnooa.eBbopBalteiiiPet.0f. NEWTOWN, CONN., Uec' 1877. THE COMINO DAY. ' One day the broad bright sua will rise Tneeap, unielt by me, And shed his golden glory dowa ' O'sr all the Undtfudasa ; i While I with haada crossed o'er my breast. Shall He Id peaceful, silent rest. And frirnis will come with tev-dimmed eyes And tate la sadness on my face. And whisper worls of sweet farewell , Before they lay me n my resting place ; W hile on my still, cold lips 1!1 raiu Their kisses givin not b.ick sgain. And in my f, lded hands thiyH place The now, rs I loved, In life, aa well ; But all their fragrant, swret perfume, Will wake no glad response to tell How much I gloried in their lovely bloom, Their fragrance dies this side ihe tomb I And 'neath the lilies in the well-leved vale Th y'll lay me down with aebmir hearts, But, lying peacefully there at teM , I ah ill not feel their hearta deep smurts ; And not a sigh w'll rt-ach my ears Us ern hy(3ie will fall tlieir l-itter tears. An 1 1 shall never know. Oh, selfish thought I How oft their fond hearts yearn for me. My heart will know fio aching void YYhe-'i I have crossed the Mystic Sea ; My bark reposing- far rway At anchor, on that Coming Day t The Ghost Story. TOLD BYT. IE FARMER. It wa years !o. 1 wan a young man tlien.KOil tvorkul (or "tiigi mi mj uncle's farm, wlijrli was locaieil iifar where 8priiigfi!d tt venue now er8e llie Un'mn c miily line in Sotuli Oiunge townrbip. Tilings wre diffcreul tlf lrra what exist now. Thai section of the .country was more remote from town,' there he- inrf no horse or steam railroad in use, arid no means of transpuriation except the luinberinK country wagon ; and the ap pliance: for farming were of the most primitive character. Of course none of you know much about fanning inple menls and their uses, or take much inter est in them, so I Pcak only in a general way of ihetChani'es brought ahout in agriculmne by modern invention, and their effect in alleiing the diameter of the rural sections of our Slate. About a mile from our farm there was a lurue, old-fashioned stone bouse that bad been built away back in Revolution ary timesi, and was couhiiueied to be the most prrleitttou8 structure in that part of .the country. It bad tteen occupied fur one or two generations by the family of the origieul owner; but in smou way passed intoiilie possession of a foreigner, a Frenchman, who brought his young wife to live there, and avoided all in tercourse witli his neighbors. That was when I whb yet a mere boy. A foreigner, and particularly a French man was a novelty in the neighborhood at that time.and with the exclusive ways of l be strangers the simple folks then stood In some awe of them, although there was liie natural cariosity of coun try people to learn something of their history nJ character and their ways of living. They had two servants, both French, who could not speak word of our language, and tbey employed a far mer and several bands to take care of the farm, and who lived In a fnrui-houae whit h stood some distance from the main dwelling. It was little the farmer or his hands could learn of tfie strange people, and why they had cotue thire to live, ant, what little they knew was of cours free ly feiumuuicuted to tiie neighbors. The farmer went to the house but rarely, and while there was treated with the utmost formality by the master, Dtipanloup was his name. being only too glad to get a way when the bu.-iutss which railed him bad been golleu through wilb. Uon these rare visits he very seldom met the wife.and titeu only at a distance. She was a woman -Quite young in yeais, while her husiwnd was apparently fifty. It sit tick the flintier tbal she eould not be happy, for her face seemed always, when he beheld It, clouded and melau cboly ; and this fact was remarked by 4iur people generally Jsben occasionally the couple were met tiding abnwd in a Jarge green looking carriiage which thejr biougbt wilb luetn when tney first casue lo the place. : ' , -1 One day. it was in Winter time, wilkv oulany warning except only a uduai sett k nicnt with the former and a not idea tion that he tuigbt till the land for his own use tiutii he wceived word from the owner, the house Has cloeed ( and Ihe doors sund windows.nailed up, anil thai rJhl, U a lutur, the gretsn-Uxikig carriage was driven off tow ird Newark, ami thuiiuighbiirliood saw the strangers no more. ' - Of coarse there was a good deal of talk and speculation about the mutter, and it furnished a theme for conversation at many a Winter lireside; but as time wore on the subject gradually dropped, and was only casually alluded lo at times with the womkr if the Dii anloitps would ever return and re open the old stone botiS'1. ' i have said I was a young man at the time it bppeited,und thai was about two year after the strangers had gone away. In all that time the house had been Kit undisturbed, and the windows ami doors were as lightly sealed as upon the day when the Dupaiiloups went awuy. I was courting a girl at the lime, and she iived neurly two miles from my ui.elu larm, a mile or so iu an almost direct line beyond the. stone house I have been speaking of. Frequently in going to "see bur I would lake short cats aud would pass w ithin a stone's throw of ihe house. I remember lhat I never passed the vicinity of that bouse and saw it looming up in the darkness that I did aot involuntarily shudder. I wasn't a coward, either, and I could not under stand why I was aifecled so ha', shud der I did w benever 1 passed it afier dark, aud I could ucl reason myself oul of the leeling. One uibt I bad been visiting my girl as usual and left her house after twelve o'clock, after having indulged in' the luxury of a Jovers' quarrel. I took the usual route home, leeling savage and res ult ui, and hulf wishing 1 could rind 8'iuiebody or something to vent uiy spleen upon. Juat b f'.re I neared the stone house a violent storm came up and I glanced around lor some place of shelter when the (bought oceured to me "Why not spend the night, in the stone house ?" , At any other lime I think I would have shrank from such thing, with the feeling I bad about that house, but jusl then il suited my half-savage mind, and, pulling my bat over my eyes to keep the rain from my face, I ran toward l!ie house. Reaching the front of the build ing through Ihe neglected garden. I look ed about for some means of entrance. Il was plain that 1 should have to use some violent means to get in so afier bunting amuud found a spade, wilb which I quickly forced open one of the window shutters, aud, raising the sash, I vaulted into the darkness within. At that moment I did not experience the slightest sense of fear. The storm was growing more violent, and as I stood there hunting in my pockets tor the means to strike a light I congratulated myself upon the shelter I bud secured. I was pleased further to find that two large Hulf-buruer) candles stood in their candlesticks on the mantel, and lighting one of tliein I took a sm vey of the room. It was what we call the best room, in the country, but more rkhly funislied lhan these I had been accustomed lo. The furniture wus all there, but covered with dust of two years. Having vt fi lmed tuns fur I became possessed with the fancy to explore the house ; so tak ing the lighted candle I opened the door ink) the bull and pr ceedid on a tour i f investigation. I pissed through the lower rooms and noticed that everything was apparently as Ihe occupants bad left them upon going away. Then I ascended to the upper floor, and was pissing through the hallway to the first bedroom, when I fancied I heard a liij;bt sli p behind me. I turned my head quickly, and at that moinen' s gust of air, coming I knew not whence, blew my light out. Just, then I heard a sound that made a cold chil i creep over me. It was a de p drawn sigh, almost at my elbow. I stood still, not able to move a step, and I heard the sound repeated. There was no mistaking il, someliody, whether mortal or immortal, hid uttered that sound, and I was not alone in the bouse. 1 whs never superstitious, and my mind was never clearer than at the moment I beard that lep and that unearthly sigh, and when the realization of my position rushed over me, there alone in that strange house,afar from help, and lacing I knew not what, in an impenetrable darkness. I was almost oveicome Final ly, summoning up all my courage, I faltered: .' "Who is here f I come for shelter and I mean no) harm." For answer there was again, that sign. Ihe breath of which second to touch my face wit i ihe deadly chili of a charnel l.ou?e. Then as I stood there, rooted to Ihe spot anil unable lo speak again, star ing with dilating eyes into the darkness beyond me, I noticed lhat il was lrec-on-(ug 1'glUer ; Hot the darkness was grad Subscription ually disappearing before a strange, creamy light that presently tilled all the space belore me, ami then I became con scious of the outlines of a figure which grew more and more distinct as the light grew stronger. It was ibe rig ii re of a young and beau tiful woman in her night-dress There she stood. Iter lace turned towurd me, and deadly pale, and her cy-es had au expression so gentle an.l so appealing that, although 1 knew I stood in the pre sence of no mortal beii.g, some of the blood returned lo my heart and some thing like courage or dospeiuUon nerved me lo speak : "What do you want, poor lady?" I said, in a shaking voice. SIk! looked at me earnestly, and then pointing down the staias motioned me to fallow her. Inlxyed iiieclmnicaily for she seemed then to take possession of u.y will. Down the stairs she walked, or rather U nited, and I followed in a sort of stupor. We passed through the lower hull, and she led me into a door which I had not noticed, leading into a cellar beneath. Down the cellar stairs she preceded me, and the strange light ac companied us, and made every object visible. It Was a cemented cellar, .and there yet remained several casks of wine and a number of other things in use by the last tenau's. My unearthly conductor led me past all these to a remote part of the Cellar, where she suddenly paused and, pointing to one corner, turned her face to me w ith lhat appealing look I had lirst noticed upon il. Then a scream lhat pierced the very marrow of my Isuies rang through, the. cell.-. r, the light and ihetigura vauished.and I fell sense less on the cemented 13oor of the cellur. It was broad daylight when I returned to consciousness, and some of the beams of the sun struggled into the cellar. I staggered up the stall's, and managed to crawl out the window into the open air, win re 1 sat down for some time lo col lect my reason. Wilb one thing I be becume impressed : 1 was convinced lhat my adventure was not a mere dreain.and Iho more I thought the more earnest be came my belief that some dark mystery was conmcted with the vision, winch il was my duty to clear up. I remembered Ihe latl thing that occurred before I be ca.ne unconscious, and I determined to summon help, and investigate tiie se crets of that cellar. Feeling strong again, and filled with this determination, I went directly -to Ibe house of the farmer who tilled the land belonging to the absent owner of the house, lie readily accompanied me back to the scene of my adventures, and armed with a spade and ax we descended to the cellar. I remember now with what feverish energy I cut away the ce ment in the corner which the presence had pointed out lo me, and dug into the soil beneiiih. TUe result jusiiried my expectations. We had not gone far be lore wo struck a long box, which we brought as soon as possible to the sur face and opened, and there we beheld, well-preserved and retaining still the lin eaments of life, the body sf a young woman. "It is the frenchman's wife I" ex claimed Ihe farmer, starling back hor-ro'-suicken. "Oh, what a nameless crime has been hidden here all these two years." "Weil, the affair caused a mighty big sensation about t lose parls," said the f'-iuier, "but Dtipanloup never turned up again, and nothing was ever learned as to bow the poor lady came by her death except that a knife wound, out of which went her heart's blood, was re vealed in her breast. Siie was given Chris'.ian burial, and the property soon passed into the bauds of New York par ties w ho held a mortgage on it." "Do you mean to say that such a thing actually happened f" demanded the un cotnmunicaiive man, suddenly. "Why, of pourse," returned the farm er, with a smi'e. "It's the biggest lie I ever heard in all my life," said the uncommunicative nvin and then he relapsed into mo, dy silence. - Sunday Call. A Doctor's Story. I am a doctor. 1 live in London, and in one of iue most crowded localities. I bad been in my present abode two years, atyJ bad sever bad a patient from the more arigtnemic circles, when one debt. alNiut 2.30. I was startled by a violent ring at my bell, and having just got lo bed after a hard day's woik, ( can't say the suniurna was a Very agreeable twie. 1-ioniiver, X ran to.ttiy window at one NUMBER 7 Price, SI. 00 A Year aud, thrusting my bead out into ths rait cried, "Wiio ' there. f A voice answered, "Only L,doctor. It's an urgent case. Pleaee Cutne down to the door. " , 1 hurried on sooje clotbe,'jiped down stairs and opened the door. There stood in the full ilgbt of the hall lamp, an eld erly lady dressed in mourning. She put out the smallest of hands la a line black kid glove, and said pUooaisty: "Are you ihe doctor f" "Yes," I replied. "Then come with me," she said. "Don t delay. It s life or death. Corns." 1 hurried ou my overcoat, caught up my umbrella, and offering my arm iu the lady, walked down the street with her. "You must be my guide, imadani," I said. "I do nut know where yon live." tH'.e instantly gave me a street and number that surprised me still more. It was in a tolerably aristocratic quarter of the city. ' "Who is ill, madam ?" I inquired, "a grown person or a child V "A young lady my daughter," she said. "Suddenly ?'' "Yes, suddenly," she answered. "Da you keep a brougham ? You should have had it out if you do. We would have been able to go faster." ;'I keep no conveyance," I .replied. "Perhaps you are poor," she said, ea gerly. "Certainly not rich," I said. "Cure her and I will make you -rich," she said, iu a sort of suppressed shriek. "Cure her, and I will give you anything you ask. I don't -care for money. Lain rolling in gold. Cure her and I ,wi)l shower it upon yon." "You are excited, madam," I said. "Pray be calm." "Calm I" she said "calm I &ut yon don't know a mother's heart." We had reached the street she had in dicated ,and were at the door of the bonse. The old lady ascended the steps and opened the door with a latch-key. Alight burned in the hall : another in one of the parlors, the furniture of which was drap ed and shrouded in while Unoq. "Wait bore, sir, if you please," she said, as she led me into one of these, I wailed what I thought a most unreas onable lcnglb of time in that gloomy par lor. I began to grow a little nervous, when a stout, red-faced .-little woman basiled into the room. "I beg your pardon, " she ald, In a singular tone, such as one who had com mitted speech to memory nilglrt .use: "bul my missus the lady who brought you hereis very ncrvous.and needlessly alarmed. She-begs .your acceptance of the customary fee, aud there is no need of your services." Thus speaking she handed me a guinea, courtesied, and opened the door for ma. 1 boHd, expressed my pleasure that lb palieut was better, and departed. It was a queer kind of adventure? Irs, rather amusing than otherwise.; besides J had a good fee. I rose early next morning, and paid a couple of visits before breakfast. Return ing, to mv astonishment, I found sitting in my consulting room the Jady -of the uight before. She rose as I -entered. "What must yon think of .me f she said. "But no matter, uly daughter is very dear to me, and I have heard of your skill. She is worse again. Caa you call some time to-day, a early at possible, at my house." "I will be there in an hour," I Mid. The lady took out her parse. "I am an old-fashioned worcMi;" she said "I retain my old fashioned .habits. In my days the doctor .received his fee on the spot. It was.in ordinary cases guinea. Will yoa receiye It now I" I did not know what to say, but she laid the money on the table and departed. I ate my breakfast, and, having dressed myself carefully, made my way to the old lady's house. I knocked and lb door was opened by the stout female who had dismissed me the night before. "The doclor,"I said, by way ol expla nation. "Ah f said she. "Has missus je, you in again t" "Yes," I answered. "There is no need, I assure yoa, sir' she said, "I can't really ask you In. There's no one ill here. It Is a wbita U missus'. I'm a better judge of Illness tban she. . Ko need of a doctor." , I left the house, of course, partly In dudgeon, partly in amazement. . Three weeks passed by, when, lo ( the old lady .called again. Ebe walked Into my consulting .room, dressed as before, as greatly agitated, M fltrelully polite. , .t (Coctaanwd c. loosi BaavJ .