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yM. O. WILE, M. D.,
' PbysiclsB tnd Surgeon, Sandy Hook, ,Ct
it. RV-na, j a,
, Sandy Hook, Coiul,
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day (uver L. Oaborne's .tore).
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)R FRANK E.SEELEY.
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ATI ORNEV AND COUNSELOR-AT LAW
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.
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.
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vd, Docolas r'Aiucttos, Prop'r.
SANDY HOOK MARKET.
Fiah ?c Cnrsd Moats, Me.
Near the Bridge,
Sandy Huok, Conn.
am emit : Cask.
Graining, Paper Hanging, Kalsomining.
Frescoing and Painting in all. its
branches done with dis
patch, Residence, Newtown, Cona.
Made to order, at ths shortest notice, and
on moet IUaHtnaMe Term.
Call and see me.
S ANDY HOOK.
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.
Paper Uanging, Kalsomininf ,
Painting and Graining
Done at the Bhoitent notice, aud in the Beat
. 1KWTOWJ, Conn.
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
tW . Cutting done mi tkt tAorUst notice.
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.
la Sandy Hook, opened rvrry K'edaeadaT and
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
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
' 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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
"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
1-ioniiver, X ran to.ttiy window at one
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
"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
' "Who is ill, madam ?" I inquired, "a
grown person or a child V
"A young lady my daughter," she
"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 .
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