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BRATTLEBORO, YT., FRIDAY, JXTLY 5, 1872.
rubUah. li ererj Friday Er.nh
No. 0 (Irtolle How, Main St., llratllebcro, VI.
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vtnce, and when not so paid, Afy crnfJt additional will
be charged it the end of the yrar.
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IMS AMI I'llin INStniML AULNT.
Kcprr if ntlng Cornl aolra wheae A.actl are over
sbi'r.ntr-tiiree million dollars,
iikal i:htati: aji:.:v.
tenements to let.
orlre lu TliAmpaon A Itangrr'a lilork. n.xl door to
ATTOllNKY fc ISJIINHKIXOlt AT LAW,
, Mranlctaro, VI.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY ANp BANKRUPTCY,
I, lk, I'lELD. 3. M. TlU.B,
Cl M. IIUSSELL &Co.,Vltmln(;ton,Vt.,liaveone
Jtot the largett and best selected Mock t of acKEn
il ueuciundise In Windham County, consisting of
erpry thing usually kept In a ttrtclaa country store.
cyNew Gooda receUed from lloMcn ami New York
weekly. Agent for (trotcr & Uakcr and Green
Mn tin tain Sewing Machine.
3i?Ordera for Country Produce solicited.
All cheap for 1U-ADY1 AY or ou jjood crfdlt,silonT
At mom? In Alvord'a Block opposite, a full assort
ment of COFFINS AND BUM4L CASKMSof nERT
gCALUT. All klnda of Mood repairing promptly
.1 on p. C. M.KUSS1XL&CO.
Wllmlugtou, Vt., Dec. 1, 1871.
CI ADAMH OHA.Y. M. .,
J lhyticiut ami NiirjrroHi
0:ttce, Itoom No. 14, Ur&ttleboro House.
lli Wholesale Dealer la FLOUlt AND GItAIN.
Dl'. nCARUOllN,M. D., Homeopathic Physician
end Surgeon, Urattltboro, t. Office one door
north of Congregational church.
Ollleo hoars from 8 to 9 a. v., and 7 to 0 r. m.
UD. IIOLTON, M. V., Ibysiclan and Burgeon,
ttrattltboro, Vt. Ofllcc at residence, corner
if Main and Walnut ats. At home before 8 a. m.( and
from 1 to 2 & C to 7 o'clock r. u.
171 J CAlU'UNTEll, Maeket Br err, Elliot Strict,
12J Dealer In Toje, Fancy Gocds, Loole, Htallon
cry, Newspapers, Magazines and 1'rrlodicals, Sub
scriptions received for the principal Nenrpspercand
Ma ga lines, and forwarded by mall or otherwise.
TIC. AT-.T13X Dealer In Lumber. Has
constantly ou hand all It induct Huilding Materlil,
Clapboards, Shingles, Fince Potts, Lath, Ac. Prattlc
INHLOW K. Attorney
at i.ftW, UCIIOBB HHP, VI.
Cnoauv li lock, Iirati llvoro, Vt.
VT"EW WOOD VAltD. A. E. Doolittlf. Troprle
i tor, lit eh Street. htoo oodrf all kinds snd
dimensions on reasonablo terns. Orders left at C. C.
Fit oat's Store or at ray residence, promptly attended to.
UAVIKO (HtatUtbrd myLualUFFa in Brattleljorp, I
am now i rtrarfd lo fill ordtr for all klcda 1 1
tvork In my line vltli prcmrtticfa and m rraaooiMe
trnni. 1- Iflcoli ytara tiptlkiice lu I lie biiKlniM.
Quality if ermnto c qual to any in Ni w fugland.
tJrsnor njt oak street.
Urattloboro, April 23, IS72.
"Tho Boat is the Cheapest."
rpiIE STEINWAV PIANOS, for TctLSEBs, Clear
L. NEsaaod PtJRiTi fir Tone, and Ti.oF.oraiiisEsa
tp WrtnKMtHSill r, ARE UNEQUALLED.
The majority of the leading artlits, throughout the
world, r refer them for tbtir own use, and concede to
them the highest degree of excellence,
lyiM E1MYAHD CI.AEK, High St., llritlleboro.
Aliioagent for the Dehniug 8t Kill Pianos and the
E3tey Cottage Organs.
i'romjitltf and in a talitfaclory winmtrr,
J. MARSHALL HALL,
itylhrt-i 111 or I:, llrallllboro, IV.
Until. lro, Fell. 22, 1872 tra
DR. O.K POST
has Minn Tim btudy and ritAcrice or ben.
TlfllllY IN ALL ITS liltANCHEH A LIVE
WOUK; AND THE MUST MI E1CULT
OI'tHATlONH AIIE l'HHOI'.M.
I'.D 1IY HIM WITH OlIEAT
CA1IK AND BKIIJ.
Prices very Reasonable.
Ofllrf and residence, juuctloucf High A Orren Streets,
A. L. PETTEE,
Ml It. I T VM. li II OIIO.
LKiUIl) NITK0US OXIDE OAS,
FOR HIE EXTRACTION OF TEETH WITHOUT PAIN.
TUCi:rrataJiBtilai!i'f (la In ltd. fclin lilliatltii
alKa)a firflt and iire ; It act.fjnUkly,
ultliout raiiiixi nan.ta
JH. I'lnilK'S LONG KXWUUKNCK
Id the use of ftiifitlu if mil glvo coufidrLee to all
vi hu vrlnh to take Gas or Elber,
All onoratlons lu Dentistry done In
tlm most npprovod innnnor.
fills iligant pr.jarjtlon 1 the true Ftcin Fstbaot
of UVtMUl, prfpif.lttaanrdliJrttothel'harmaroiHia,
aol cofitjlns all the art ha ptiiulplo knonn as liari$
tain, to vrhfchls added Juntprr Derrita, Ia I'rff and
CubtU, it cnmliluts many tlims the btrrngth f f tho
prepirstlons offered to the public, atid Is ngarded as
Inraluat'la from Ms peculiar tendency to the urinary
organs, lu Gravel, Cbroulo Catarrh of the 1 J ladder, Ir
ritation of the Hladder and Urethra, Incrnttnneecf
Urine, and other spetlllo and Cbroulo aire tlous for
i.UIeh Jluiba is so generally used.
SAltSAPAlUTIvA 1T. S. P.
('oniblned vtlth Iodide Potakhluiu A Irou.
HarasparlUa Compound Is prejirul ateordict' to the
U, H. I'harmacopiula, baa U-conie a standard renxdy
In a Variety of diseases, usually discrlbtd as 'dt,rrn
tit nni morbid condition" wbhh require alleratlfe
and tonic treatment tudUxil the morbid ilaon of tho
system, hence it Is considered a purfUir of I he hlocd.
Combined with Iodide of pbtaulum and Irou, it
forma an Alteram e and Tonic f no crd'ttary eflirarr,
posseting a potency far inperlorto that asctlUd to
TILDEN & CO., Chomlsto,
New Lebanon, N, Y., nd 176 WIHlim St New York.
rou atLK ST Iml'QnlBTB OINKCaI.LT.
IT. GLOVER & CO.,
alllE Subscribers would Invite theattentton of for
. rocr patrons and of the pntlio In general to
their large and well selected stock of GROCKItlEH,
St.Louis, Indiana and Michigan
V. W. Carr'a Celebrated OllAHAM rLOUlt, by tho
barrel, lialf barrel or pound.
DfCKMllEAT, CORN, ItYE OAT MEAL, freah
TOItTO UIOO M0LA88ER of very auperlor quality;
Special attention la called U. our etocfc tot ,
' T E AS! v
OI.I1 YOUKd HYNON.
All tf the Mry fint.t gradtn imported.
Of all grades ground to order.
SPICES OF ALL KINDS,
11AISINS, CUHKANTS, I'lfJS.
FOREIGN g DOMESTIC FRUITS,
hutti:k, chi:i:si:, laud, uccs,
hams, salt i'isii,
Kerosene and Sperm Oils.
A largo atock of
STOAli ASI) WOODKA' WAKE
AT VERY LOW miCE3.
Agenta for the eale of J. 8. Oaiih's DouM Extra
A full I In.- of
IB- IXHtll-LAllD'S TOD 1CCOS at nhdeeale It retail.
Aiwa) a ou band a comph to aeaottlnent cf
REVOLVERS, P1ST0LS& CAKTRII1GES;
rowDEti, shot, cAra, & oun wads:
POWDKIt AND SUOT IXASKS.
lartl ttWIitna lllustlnfr lBnr hy
tlic iUuiillly run l sni'iillfd.
ALL THE ABOVE NAMED GOODS WILL
BE SOLD AT VERY LOW PRICES
N. B. Our Flours are manufactured from the choic
est wheat ararecelred direct from thm mill, an( will
be sold at a tery low margin.
Civo us a Call 1
Spring Styles I
PRATT, WRIGHT 8t CD.
Have ju.t received ft large atocic of Good for the
Hrr.lNfl k RDMMEU CLOT1IINO TRADE, conilit
Ameriuait itml Fori'iRii Ulotlis, (,'assl
meies, Doeskins, Scotch and Fancy
Suilin&s and Vcsllngs
roit 'mi: custoji thaid:.
FOIi JIEN YOUTHS & HOYS, IN OIIEAT VARIETY.
GENT'S FUUMSHIAt. GOODS.
Ladies' & Gent's
TRAVELIXG & SI10PP1X0 BAGS ! !
ALL SI2E8 L QUALITIES.
BEXrS PORTABLE WARDROBE,
ri.Ki; niiiiitm m.ui: to oiiiieii.
All the above tfoodi will Ui sold at thalottest prices
xo. .1 niuiTi: now,
far trim Mii.v.taitititi.
1 Uit the armandlllo, I respect iht kangaroo.
I'm nnle upon the monkeys, and adore the cocka
t believe there's latent talent In the wombat and the
And I think the hlppopotaemna entitled to a tote.
I know not by or wherefore, but, however It may
The heater (Ctttorflbtr) hast nameless charm for
I're met with true politeness frcm the lynx; and
'pon my soul, .
I cannot speak too highly of the common Yankee
Hove to watch the creatures, and to learn their lit
1 call them from my fancy all the prettiest pet
There's the camel, llampty.Dampty; Keck-or-
Nothlng, tho giraffe;
Jully Qnath, the old hyena, with bis Idiotic laugh.
I mark the restless motions of the more ferocious
flow tho tigers shift their places, and the leopards
change their spots ;
T visit, too, tb burly bear, and give my wonted
- jle7 . i
IN. U. The polar bear Is not the bear that climbs
Then let us bo to every braat a palron and a friend ;
Each ttlls his tale, each has his aim, as sure as he's
A lesson's to bo learned from them, ami man him
self may steal
Homo new light from tbn tilr, some Imiresston
from the seat
The Leisure Hour.
"I rnlk'lnto It means Miuiellilug," said
Kzcklel ; and wlicn I calk' laic, there's gin
crnlly a fonndalion for calk'lalliiK."
Kzcklcl touched up lita grays as lie spoko
and sat erect. Tho InmNcapo spread out
lieToro hint was ana ot roniarkabtu lieatity,
but lio seemed unconscious of Its charms.
Kzeklel 1'ratl, owner of tho finest farm, tlio
bent lioihcs, and the biggest barns 111 nil tho
country round, was calculating. This fa
vorite mental exercise absorbed Iitm. Kzo
klcl was short In stature and thickset. Ills
small, keen eyes glanced shrewdly from
beneath shaggy brows, and his small cars
wero overshadowed by bushy locks of
black, abundant hair. Kzcklcl's features
wcio hnimonlous. He was accounted n
good looking man. Ho oncd no man a
penny, lly his neighbors ho was consld
Kzcklcl had been twice married. Ills
mother was at picsent keeping liouso for
him, and taking care of Ills children.
Tliey wcio expecting company at Kzekl
el's houe. Kzcklcl was hurrying to meet
the train tlds bright, still morning in early
summer. Kzrklcl's thoughts wero busy,
"She never uould have quit tcachlngand
como tip heie If sho hadn't a particular
Idee, I calk'latc. Sho ain't tho girl lo act
without a motive," and he reined tho grays
aiound tho curvo of tho river road, and at
tho light (ouch of tho whip they sped on
towards the Ossegnteho depot.
Hzeklcl was oil lits y to meet Iils'pret
ly young sl.slcr-In-law, 1'rUsiila, who bad
written and asked his mother if It would
be convenient to them to have her como
and stay with them awhile. She had closed
her fchooi, and if they did not write lo tho
contrary, sho would come and spend n lit
tlotimo among tho hills. Sho wanted to
sco thcchlldrcn and tho old place. To-day
was tho tlmo appointed for her coming.
Kzcklcl had dono a great deal of calculat
ing within a few days. Hn madn n mental
abstract of theso calculations as he drove
along tho river's winding course.
"Just cloven months next week It will
bosinco Ellen died. I'l Kcilla caino and
took caro of her then, l'llssy showed her
self n powerful worker at that time, con
sidering the genteel way sho has. Sho nov
cr shirked a particle. She said she didn't
oxpect to find I'.llon so slek. Likely n
nough sho wouldn't havo conic If she had
known thcro was so much to do. Still
l'risy was always willing. Prissy Is one
of tho wlllin' klnd.'V
"Whoa I there, whoa I Silas. Frisky crec
tur, ain't you? AVanta tight relit? (luess
Kzckiel Pratt can glvo you that. Ouess
there ian't much he has eontiol of that ho
can't rein in.'
"Xow Kllcn was just about as frisky as
that 'ere colt, when I got acquainted with
her. Sho was a pretty girls always smil
ing and saying n smart word j always ready
to go or to come, to laugh or to cry. My
sakes, what a spirit sho had I Sho had a
power of working, loo ; I calk'Iatcdon that.
Wo had not been married two years beforo
she sobered right down wonderful. There
wasn't a better working woman anywhere
In tho county, If I do say It. Sho had sick
spells, but Bho worked right on, summer
and winter. Sho was tho best wlfo In tiicso
parts anywhere around. Steady at busi
ness day and night, cooking, and mending,
and dairying, and tending babies, and ev
erything looked as neat and slick as a whis
tle, Times aro different now," and Kzckl
"Mother she's como to stay, but she's
getting pretty old, and things go to waste
considerable. Prlssy's coming means
something, I'm calculating. Sho seta a
heap by tho children. Sho knows thcro
ain't sucli a farm any wheroaboutasours Is,
If it Is off tho main road, Sho Is a thorough-going,
Industrious girl, She would
n't bo stopping teaching now, If It didn't
Tho grays hero struck tho old plank road,
uud Kzcklol.whoso stiffened Joints rebelled
at thojolts, braced himself ami drew In tho
"Now, Prissy, sho's a stirring girl," ho
rosumcd when ho struck tho clay road
again. "Uucouiniun good teacher, so they
say, Tho children noed teaching, I bo
llovo sho'd make ivory bit as smart a wo
man as Ellen was. Sho knows how to tako
caro of the sick, too; nml my rhcumatlz
begins lo Iroublo mo considerable. Prissy
look all Iho caro of Kllcn, and sco to every
thing, and kept everything going on Ilko
"Kllcn didn't need agieat sight dono for
her, His truo. Sho kept up till Iho last
minute. Then tho fovor came, oud Prissy
c.imo and took chargo of everything. Kl
lcn didn't speak fiom morning till night
as sho lay Ihcre. Hut thou, sho hadn't
been much of a talker fur a good many
yeais, I always rather illscourago long
stories, Thoy hinder work. So does n
great ileal of reading, Now, Pilssy Is most
loo fond of books, Dial's ono trouiilo but
Kllcn was so at first, Prissy would get to
taking an Inlcrestln saving. Hho'd como
Into the (races samoas Iho others did, I eal
k'lalc." ciiaiteh li.
"1 cnlk'late," said Kzoklel, "that things
am working pretty smooth."
This calculation of Kreklol's was made
about a week ofler the dalo of our first,
"I never sawn girl lake hold ol Inlug!
so. She's making over her own dresc
for Mag, and culling over my old clothes
for Sam, She's fixed up their rooms with
pictures; that's nonsenso to bo suro; but
then It goes to show which way tho wlmK
blows, and sho's as pleasant as a basket or
chips to mother, I don't caro ai,oui so
much lalk myseir, but then sho'd get over
that I expect. I never sco her scldo down
and tako lo work moro contented. Sho
knows thcro Is no placollko tho old farm
It'sa good deal belter Tor lior than teacii
Ing. Sho gets on too high n (rain, somc
(lincs, omuslng tho children, but I keep a
steady hand. Sho'll prlzo her fortune oil
Iho moro If It don't como loo easy. It spoils
women to let 'em know you set a great
store by them. Mokes them loo exacting,
riesldcs, 'llsn't ns though Prlscllla drought
properly with her. Teachers don't lay up
a great deal. Now, when I como to terms,
I shall tell Prlscllla sho shall havo half tho,
profits of tho dairy, rcg'iar,for ncr
children, nnd sho can havo a sharo
pound sweellngsrvety seat to scfcdjoji
mother freo of charge. I call that pretty
handsome. Ishan'tllattorherany. I don't
bcllevo In such things. Sho's a sensible
girl and knows what It Is to get such a homo
as this. Sho helps mother considerable
with the houo work, but sho'd tako bold
If sho had an Interest."
Tho early summer days sped on with
their dew, and glow, nnd shine, nnd per
fumed llowcr-bclls and bird songs.
Prissy mado constant paradlso for Iho
children. Her sunny content brimmed
over on all about her. Prissy freshened up
Iho wholo house.
"I don't think much of theso nleknacks,
and of rummaging up old things for cur
tains and cushions, though Iho parlor docs
look considerable os Ellen used to havo It
boforo sho got poorly. Hut thon I put up
with tho fancy doings for I calk'lalo It
siloes, you see, what sho would do In llmo
If sho was mistress, and had an Interest on
tho farm. I don't say a great deal, I novcr
do. I ain't a going to act as though I was
so drefful pleased, If sho docs tako pains.
I novcr did by Ellen,"
Prissy caino down stairs one bright, roy
al morning. Dow lay on tho clover. Tho
birds wero holding a grand concert.
l'rlssy opened doors and windows, and
let In Hoods of sunshine. Grandma had
had a Wd night, and Prissy had coaxed
her to tako an extra nap whllo sho look tip
the duties of tho day.
"I calk'lalo It's about tlmo lo mako my
arrangements," soliloquized Kzckiel as he
went toward tho stables. "Tho weeks they
are slipping away, and she might as well
be taking an interest In dead earnest."
Old Mrs. Goodenough would probably
havo confirmed Ezckiel's opinion, If sho
had been privileged, by remarking that
tills was literally tho kind of "Interest"
Prlssy's sister had taken,
"To-night, when the cows aro milked,"
mentally continued Ezeklcl, "I'll ask her
to go over lotto ginvcyard, and wo'll talk
Iho mailer over."
When tho sun hiuig low JnJhe.west, r-ndj
klcl stood leaning, with folded arms against
the fence, and looked away over Iho big
meadow and the wheat field.
"I calk'lalo she's been expecting It be
fore. Hut 'twasn't best lo bo too fast. It's
well enough to havo It understood that a
woman can't step into such a homo as this
every day," and ho walked ilnwly toward
"Hllloal who's that?"
Tho ejaculation was forced from Kzckiel
by the unusual sight of a Rplrltcd bay rein
ed up lo tho gale, and n gentlemanly look
ing person alighting from acovcrcd buggy.
'"Tlsn't tho minister, and it don't look
llko a chap to trado horses. Somebody on
some other sort of business, I calk'latc."
Kzeklel took Iho shorter route through
Iho soulh bars, leached tho houso and en
tered by the side door.
No ono met him nnd told him that n
stranger awaited Iitm. Kzckiel was sur
prised nt thl". Hn mado his way through
to tho cool parlor that Prhsy kepi garnMi
cd with flowers and periodicals.
Prlssy's beaming faen first attracted his
attention. Then n tall, handsome man,
with on expression of counlenanco ot oneo
Intellectual and genial, rose, and was pre
sented as Prlssy's friend, Mr. Hastings.
Kzcklel's deaf ear was turned toward tho
speaker, and Iho words "my friend" escap
"Ho introduced himself to her whllo ho
was waiting for me," soliloquized Kzoklol.
"Llko enough now he's In tho rallrnjil
company's Interest, and;they wantsomoof
A few general remarks wero mado and
still l'rlssy remained in tho room andjolu
cd lu tho conversation, and tho stranger
did not introduco his business.
"If you want to see mo on any business,"
finally remarked Kzckiel, when a paueo
occurred, "I suppose wo can step Into tho
next room," glancing as ho spoko at-Prissy.
"I am obliged to you," replied Mr. Hast
ings wllli deliberation, whllo a mirthful
gleam shot Into his oyo. "Hut I am taking
a vacation from buslnessnow. I called es
pecially lo soo Miss Feflon this evening.
Wo aro old acquaintances, Mr. Pratt. I am
fortunato in finding her at homo this ovo
nlng, aftor my long rldo over your beautP
Kzcklcl prcsontly found himself ono too
many. Tho oxperlonco was a novel one.
Ho walkod out under tho elms.
"I calk'lalo ho's principal of soino school
or other. Perhaps ho wants to cngago Pris
sy for a teacher. Ho talkod about vaca
tion. I ought lo havo put my claim In a
head, Kiaybo; but (hen, 'twout bo anything
binding If she should talk about teaching.
I don't calk'lalo sho will. Sho's got her
calk'latlons samo as I have. Sho Is sensi
ble, and hor coming up hero means some
thing. I might havo told hor my plans bo
fore, I s'pose, but It Isn't tho host way lo bo
In too much of a hurry."
Meanwhile, Prissy was saying lo Mr,
Hastings: "I did not ox. Ject to stay hero so
long. My sister Kllcn left ino a very sol
emn charge I havo told you somcthlngof
my slslor's life. Sho wished ino to tako
guardUnshlp of her children, so far as clr
cuinstancos would allow. Sho wished mo
to take onllro ehargoof little Magglo. Willi
ono proviso, howovor. If I nhould sco that
aficr her death n now bond wns formed bo
tween futhorand daughter; if I should find
that llio child's liifiuenco was making Mr.
Pratt a genllor, largor-hcarlod man, I was
to let lior remain Willi him, I have not felt
able to dceldo hastily In acting In accord
ance with the spirit of Kllon's request. I
havo studied tho children and lliolr homo
since I havo been hero. I am convinced
that tho father It Impervious to tholr swoet
Influence, nnd that their young lives mo
ombltlcrcd by remaining with Idni In a
homo so barren and unloving. I think
ll'at 1 Pa "In Mr. Pralt's eonsont to tako
aggio away with mo. I havo plans for
Sammy which Ihopo will bo dov.ilopod
(leoigo Hastings declined Mr. Pratt's of
fer of hospitality, and wont out Into Iho
moonlight (hat night forhlsrldo over tho
Kzeklol helped him unhitch bis horsi-.
"You wero speaking about vacation," ho
remarked; "and as you aro leaving tho.o
i.par,s lor good, I thought I might as woll
ask whether you was trying toengago Prls
cllla lo teach tho coming year because, you
see," nnd Kzcklcl hesitated nnd stammor
cd lu viow of a binding engagement on
Prlssy's part lo leach, "sho's hardly In a
situation to decide."
"I believe," said Mr. Hastings, slowly
gntliorlng up Iho reins, "that MlssFcllon
docs not expect to leach again at all."
"So I calk'laled" was Ezoklcl's mental re
sponse ns they exchanged good-nlghls.nnd
tlio stranger drove away,
r and tho5Kzcklel re-entered tho hou
ro of lhaj.ly, Uit Prissy was no mor
fuVtoJirliU i ,
,t nlh. t
moro visible Ihat
Tho next day Prlscllla Feltou slipped a
little roll or bills Into Kzcklel's band.
"I must go back to Hempstead to-morrow,"
sho said. "This Is tho amount I
have calculated duo fur my board Ihcso
weeks that I have been here. Can you lake
mo to tlio depot In tho morning, or shall I
havo Hews send his accommodation for
"Hack to Hempstead) board!" repealed
Kzoklol. "Why, Prlscllla, I hail, calk'l.il
ed you was going lo stay hero right along."
"I mut return to-nioirow," said l'rlssy.
"Circumstances make It necessary."
"Well now," said Kzeklel, "I had beon
afraid that stranger had mado an engage
ment with you."
"Yes," said Prlscllla, without looking
up; sho was pulling a morning glory to
pieces. "Thcro ,has been an engagement
between Mr. Hastings and myself for two
years ormorc. Wo aro to bo married next
Kzeklel roso abruptly, clapped his hat ou
his head, and went lo sco tho field hands.
"It's sort o' stunnln'," .ild Kzeklel,
"cumin' so sudden 1"
"I'd no Idco that Prissy had been laying
up anything," snld Kzcklcl that afternoon,
when ho had been talking with Miss Fel
tou. "She must havo got good wages for
leaching. And she wants to tnko Magglo
and do well by her. Fact Is, Maggie ain't
vory strong, and I calk'lalo It might bo
something of a saving. It's sudden; but
considering Prlscllla could not slay, sho
mado a neat thing of II paying her board,
that's a fact. I always said Prissy was ono
of the willing kind," and Kzcklcl sighed.
Tho next day Kzeklel drovo tho grays
along Iho river road again to meet tho train
duo nt Iho Osscgalche depot at 10.S0, A, M.
Magglo and Sammy ere going to slay un
til after her weddlm, at least.
What a day thai was for tho children as
the train went whlzzingawny amonggrcen
grass, fields und groves nnd pretty little
villages, and bustling towns, and through
luafy valleys. Aunt Prissy had her own
rJcnSiWV' thliughls, rmclmh. foil as llirKieh
Ellen's glorified spirit might l'col an added
thrill of joy in kmmiugthcchlldrcn's hap
piness. She could not know that this was
so, but the thought was a pleasant one.
Kzckiel dioc slowly homo alone from
the Osfpgulclu depot. Ho forgot either to
urge or curli llin grays. They look their
own gait, nnd Kzeklel pulled his hat down
over his eyes, nnd gave himself up to bis
own rcllei ilons.
"I didn't calk'hto on lids" said Kzeklol
tun uit.iio.y-s 1'i.or.
A reasonably good man was Deacon Pil
soy, ns times went, but If ho had a weak
ness, It was for making things In general
go about as he wanted them to. Not an
overbearing man by nay means, and cer
'ttlnly not a violent one, but with wonder
fully cnlo and quiet and subtllo ways of
his own, by which ho brought niattcts a
bout without letting other folks know how
tho thin? was done. When a man Is ac
customed to havo his own way ho makes
up his mind pretty easily, but thcro was
ono point of nil others upon which Deacon
Pllsey had been set nnd !!xed for years,
and tho caro of which lay heavy on his
mind, for Iho tlmo had come, when, In his
Judgment, something deep icqulrcd to bo
planned and all his skill oxerclscd lu car
rying It out. To a mind llko his, that had
taken a perfect maisMro of every other
lu the village, and for miles around It,
(hero ould bo little difficulty lu selecting
his tools and assistants, and ho had no
need of counselors. That was how ho caino
to bo talking so confidentially with Joo
Gains, os the two stood by tho yard-gate.
"Why, doaeon," saiil Joo, "I always
thought you liked Hob Humphrey. He's
a tiptop fellow, and a good match for any
girl I know of."
"So he Is, so ho Is," replied tho deacon.
"Cant say a word oglu lilin. Know him
from n boy. Can't forbid Iiim tho house,
or any of that sort of nonneno; but, then,
bo can't havo Irono Wycr."
"I don't sco how you can help II, deacon,
You're only her guardian, and sho Is n
bout of ago."
"Not for u year yd that's how tho will
reads and slio's In my own house, you
know, I guess I can fix some things,
'specially If you'll turn In and help me,
You'ro a lawyer, Joo Gains, but you'ro a
young one yet, and I'll glvo you Iho fattest
feo you ever dreamed of If you'll only
hitch teams with mc, and sco that Dob
Humphrey don't got tho upper hand."
"Well, If tint's what you'ro after so It's
all right ami square, I'd as llof earn a feo
ono way us another. What's your pro
"Well, you know there's nigh onto Ihlr
ly thousand n coming lo Ireno Wyer, In
her own right, nnd 1'vo took tho best kind
o' keerorlt. It's beon a mighty sight of
trouble, and all along I've thought of my
"Scott Pllsey?" Interrupted Joe, "Why,
he's In California."
"Ho won't bo long. He's coniln' homo
liisldo o' six months, nnd 1 want to keep
Irono safe for him. They used lo bo won
derful Ihlck, uud ho writ to her ii'gular ev
er so long after ho went away, anil so did
sho to him."
"Do they correspond now ?"
"No, not now. There's tho rub. That's
ono reason I'm looking out so simp nrler
Hob. Now, I want you to Just tako n holt
and try and keep Hob oil" till Scott gels
back. 'Twon't be for long, and Ireno ain't
sucli bad company, nohow,"
"I don't know," said Joe, "Them's
Magglo and her mother, I couldn't bo
partteulaily attentive In Ireno without
their knowing It. And Hob Humphrey 'II
be suro lo bo arrund met of Iho tlmo, nnd
It won't bo long beforo I havo (ho wholo
vlllago talking tho matter up,"
"Never mind that, Joe, never mind that.
It'll bo nil right when Sooll gels home. I'll
Rlv'o you tho biggest kind ofa foe."
"Well, deacon," coolly replied tho young
lawyor, "It's a pretty lough cap, but I'll
tnko It on ono condition."
"Why, so long as It's onTy'fiui, anil all
that, I'll go ahead, but If it seems as If I
was doing any barm, anything mil bad,
youlknow I'm to bo at liberty to back out."
"Well, I don't mind, so long as you let
mo know In time."
And so tho deacon nnd tho lawyer dis
cussed their plot to their satisfaction, and
when all was settled tho latter took his
own way down the broad and grass-grown
street or tho village.
"Tho old shark 1'' ho muttered, as ho
strolled lclsnrcly on, "What on earth put
It Into his plotting old head to pitch on ino
for his tool? Ho never was moro'n half
decent to mo boforo, I reckon I'll cam
njy feo, but VI). be fntr and square with
Hob Humphrey. Whit would IreTio say
If sho know what was up? Wouldn't thmo
black eyes of hers sltlko flrol"
Now, it happened liiat of late, unknown,
perhaps, to Iho deacon, Ihcro had been
growing up more than n llltlo closeness of
Intimacy between Joo Gains nnd Hob
Humphrey, nnd linn It wns treachery to
his friend as well as unfairness to the pi ci
ty heiress lo which Iho young lawyer hsil
allowed himself to bo bribed by tho dea
con's promised fee.
A deep fellow was Joe Gaines, and a
marvelous manipulator of social affairs.
Again and again, ns days nnd weeks and
months went by, did Deacon Pllsey con
gratulate himself on bis ndmlrablo selec
tion, and chuckle In bis Inmost being as
ho witnessed tlio well-contrived suc
cess of Joo's manoeuvres. Thero were pic
nics, and drives, and parties, and enter
tainments of various kinds, but In vain
did Hob Humphrey Invito or propose, tho
young lawyer was suro to bo beforehand
with him, nnd It nlmost seemed ns If sweet,
unassuming, quiet llltlo Magglo Piitey
herself, tho deacon's daughter, had Joined
tho secret leaguo agalust her friend Irene,
so often was bomo oxcusodovlscdby which
sho was mado to appear In Iho laltcr's stead.
Thon, too, thcro weio tho homo evenings
at Iho deacon's liouso, when tho subtile
minded old plotter could have hugged
himself will satisfaction as ho sat by and
witnessed with his own eyes the admin
bio manner In which Joo Gains worked
for his foe.
"It takes a lawyer, after all," ho said, to
himself, "I don't caro much what ho char
ges. I only hope he'll keep It up that way
till Scott gits home again. And then to tee
Hob Humphrey I Why, tho feller's got tho
perseveranco oftho saints, but he ain't no
where with Joo Gains."
As lor Ireno Wyer herself, her icd lips
pouted, and her bright black eyes sparkled
and deepened, and her life seemed flowing
onward vory pleasantly, as If no deep-laid
plots and schemes had any power over her
or her happiness. Moreover, through it
nil Joo GnlrH fic,-cl lotimfnlnlrt Hit. M,ot
completo external semblance of frank
hearted friendship with Hob Humphrey.
Odd as It may teem, tho young lawyer also
found .that his practice had undergone a
very sensible Increase, caused mainly by
Iho wnrin, though covert, encomiums
which tho good deacon's heait compelled
him In uller heie and there, in his keen ap-ptc-hillon
of bis young friend's tact and
Time will fly, however, and the mails at
last brought lo the Pilsey homestead the
welcome nows that lis absent Impo and
heir would shortly leliirn. There wero
Utters from Scott Pllsey to his mother
and his sister Maggie, and to Irene Wyer,
and een to bis old cronies and school
mates, Joo Gains nnd Hob Humphrey, nnd
)o each ono lie had doubtless some matter
of special interest to communicate.
No noisy, smoky, disgusting railway
trains ns yet vexed the retirement nnd re
pose oftho village, but at last, on a morn
ing when all things were In a state of al
most painful expectancy of his arrival, not
tlio ordinary stage-conch, but a private hir
ed carriage, heavy with trunks and pack
ages, boro Scott Pllsey to tho door of his
In an Instant thn little veranda was full
of Ihoso who awaited him, but when tho
deacon's tail, sun-burned and bushy-beard-ed
son sprang out upon tho grass, ho turn
ed his back to tho veranda for a moment,
while ho nlded tlio movements of a grace
ful, well-favored, dark featured young la
dy, who followed It i m , and whom, even In
tho first warmth of his "nolconio home,"
ho Introduced as "my wife, my I.ucla."
Magglo Pllsey hugged her and kissed her,
and so did Irono Wycr, nnd so, In a mo
ment more, did old Mrs. Pllsey, and tho
deacon was too wise a man to seem alto
gether astonished, whllo Joo Gaines and
Hob Humphrey wero fairly boisterous. In
fact, Scott Pilsey's California bride was so
overcome by tho warmth of her greeting,
that the poor young tiling forgot her prido
and burst into teals. In half a minute af
ter Hint there wasn't a lady visible, and
then Dob and Joo knew enough to leave
tho deacon and his son lo themselves. Tho
two young incn walked off arm In arm,
but they wero back again before the day
Tho deacon's face was a Irlllo serious, but
not exactly cloudy, and beforo long ho
managed to get Joo Gaines otrby himself
for a bit of prlvalo conversation.
"And so, Joe," ho said, "you and tho
rest knew ull about this matter ofScolt's
soino tluiu ogol"
"Well, yes; Irono told ino In confidence,
and thon, when Ihey wroto and told Scott
how matters wero bore, ho wrolo to con.
gralulalo us, and begged us not to spoil his
surpriso to you. We couldn't loll alter all
that, you know,
"Ahem I well no I can't say; but
p'raps not. I can't be mad Willi Scott, for
slio's brought him a big rancho audit mfno
but what am I In do with you now? I llko
Hob Humphrey first rolo I oilers did llko
Hob and now It can't bo Scott, I don't sco
as I ort to Interfere, You'vo nrned your
fee, nnd I'll pay It; lint then, you see,
(hero nln't no more mo
"Oh I no ; not n bll," Interrupted Joo.
"Dob Is a good fellow, and he and Macule
ore Just suited. Ireno and 1 think that
Moggie couldn't havo mado a belter match,
and wo think I Scott's dono splendidly well,"
"Iiene and you ?" exclaimed the deacon,
"Yes ofconrse. I've explained to Ireno
that I can't afford to lnso my fee. I Inhl
her so ut the beginning, und she said I
must earn It. Seems to mo I've done Ihat;
but I'll let you up."
"Done It I" exclaimed tho deacon, "Well,
yes, Joo on Iho wholo I should rother bo
Inclined losay I guess I think you hue I
Yes you nnd Ireno I"
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In SCrlbner's Magazine for July, Iho
Wt-IMSit Military Academy nnd its sur
roundings aro profusely and beautifully
Illustrated, tho historical and dcserlptlvo
text being supplied by llenson J, Losslng.
Another timely paper Is that on "Woman
as a Smuggler and Woman as a Detective,"
In wlilch ono of tho most curious and sug
gcsllvo branches of the Custom Houso sys.
leuiis fully exposed. Mr. Warner's "Hack
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series of iiiagazlno articles over published
In America) arc, If anything, moro delight
ful than their predecessors. Tho editorial
departments nre, ns usual, qullo full. Dr.
Holland, lu "Topics of Iho Time," talks
about "Tho Christian Sabbath In Great
Cities," "The Literary Ilurcaus Again,"
"Our President," and "Indirect Damages."
"Naturo and Science," "Homo and Socie
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Llpplncotl's Magazine for July contains
many Interesting articles. "Crumbs from
Iho Illiincland," by AliooGray.lsasprlgbt
ly, varied, and finely Illustrated descrip
tion of travel and adventuro In ono of tho
most plcturcsquo regions of Europe. "Sun
stroke," by H. C. Wood, Jr., M. I)., Is an
article of much value. "Virginia In Wa
ter Colors" Is a gossipy, attractive sketch of
life, manners, and scenery at Iho principal
springs and oilier fashionable resorts of tho
Old Dominion. It Is from Iho pen of Mary
1). Dodge. "Travels In tho Air," an Illus
trated nrtlclo of much Interest, furnishes
an account of some thrilling adventures in
ballooning, and describes the singular and
beautiful aerial phenomena which aero
nauts occasionally encounter. The contri
butions to fiction, presented In tho current
number of Llppincott's Magazine, arc nu
merous and entertaining.
Tho July Harpcr'scontalns a very amus
ing narrative, by Miss Conlaneo F. Vv oob
son, ot n journey "In Search of Iho Pictur
esque;" a charming lovo story In verse.
entitled "On tho Sands," by Mrs. Hudding-
lon of Greenfield, and other articles of
merit. Tho most remarkable and most val-
.uable to. tho inteJIigcntrrader Is a paper by
lllram JIitchcocK,un tlio "Explorations of
DI Cesnola In Cyprus," Introducing Amer
ican readeis lo the Imttorlnnt and valuablo
discoveries of ancient monuments recently
made by General DI Cesnola, who Is him.
self an American citizen. Hesidcs other
excavations, DI Cesnola has opened more
than 8000 ancient tombs, carrying on his In
vestigations under a special firman from
Iho Turkish Sultan; has defined tho sites
of tho twelve ancient cities of Cyprus ; has
discovered tho necropolis of tho Phoenician
Idaliiim underneath that of Dall, and found
the ancient temple of Venus at Golgos, for
which French archaeologists had sought In
vain for nearly half a century. In this
temple he found a thousand statues, one
thlrd of them llfo size. "It Is Impossible,"
says Mr. Hitchcock, "lo state, at the pres
ent writing, tho number of articles In 1)1
Cesnola's collection ; but in August, 1670,
vi lien the representative of tho Russian Im
perial Museum examined It, thero wos
about Pl.OOO pieces, comprising many stat
ues ond-staluoltcs, 1S0O lamps, 5000 vases,
000 coins, COO gold ornaments, 1700 pieces
of glass, 300 pieces of bronze, and 100 In
scriptions. Of tho 000 vases first discover
ed, SGOaro of different designs. Tho nat
ural expression of Iho faces In Iho collec
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of mere words, cynical men, snd bubble
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on tho street. Hut lids wonderful collec
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lustrates tho growth of ancient art moro
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Parisian savants, authorized a liberal offor
for It in behalf of tho Imperial Museum of
the Louvre, Iho expenso to bo borno from
Ms prlvalo purso; but when thoacccptaneo
reached Paris he, as emperor, bad ceased to
be. It Is to bo hoped that America, of
which tho discoverer is a worthy and hon
ored cltlzou, will anticipate tho action of
London, Herllu and St. Petersburg." Mr.
Hitchcock's valuablo contribution Is richly
Illustrated with twenty-one engravings,
representing soino oftho most Important
articles in DI Cesnola's collection.
The Phronologlcal Journal for July Is an
unusually attractive numbor, containing
ketches and iwrlralts of Horaco Greeley
and Governor Hrovvii ; Iho s (etches aud
portraits of all the Presidents of Iho United
Slates, from Washington to Grant; tho na
tional songs and music; besides tho finely
illustrated in tides on salmon and its cul
ture; expression, its anatomy and philos
ophy) and phionology nnd tho physiolo
gists; runaways; how to keep well; Hov.
Jabcz Hums, D, D anil tho lato Jamos
Gordon Dennett, with portraits.
A handsomely printed punphlet of fifty
six pages, comprising tho rules and premi
um Hat for tho Third Cincinnati Industrial
Exposition, has Just beon issued. This
great enterprise has beon so rapidly dovel
ed within Iho short space of threo years as
to aehlovo a national Importance, and at
tract the attention of exhibitors oud visit
ors from every Stato of tho Union. Last
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twenty-nliieStatos, and during tho month
It was open for Inspection, 500,000 visitors
wore In attendance. Tho premium list for
the coming exhibition (Sept. 4 to Oct. ft) has
been largely extended, including CCO med
als to bo awarded for tho first degree of
morll. The live buildings glvo soven acres
of exhibiting space, 'distributed Into six.
teen departments. The machinery depart
ment will bo run by four first-class driving
englnos of 600 horse-power with nearly 700
feel of main shafting. Many now features
will bo presented In tho Flno Art, Natural
History, and Horticultural departments.
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ment of fifteen commissioners, appointed
by tho Hoard of Trade, Chamber of Com
merce, and Mccanlcs' Institute. Copies of
tho premium list will bo furnished on ap
plication to Secretary Cincinnati Industrial
Tho cataloguo of Tilden Ladles' Semina
ry for tho year ending Juno21, 1S72, Just Is
sued, contains tho names of the alumnre
who havo graduated under tho same prin
cipal (Hiram Orcutt, A. M.,) during the
last slxtcon years, tho total number being
."-00. Number Inallcndaneedurtng the last
o.Tf.f.v s.itvaa Lints.
Women ore frequently smugglers of line
laces, but rarely of Jewels. On tho Italy,
however, some valuablo jewels were re
cently solzed, having been found quilled
into an underskirt. A quiet looking Frau,
recently landed froui Bremen, had a double-quilled
petticoat 'filled wltli Shetland
shawls, caps and stockings. Another on
tho Westphalia had a quantity of tho finest
silk bindings, two valuable watches, two
silk dress patterns, two dozen sllvcrspoons,
a dozen silver forks, and eight pieces of
silk galloon quilted Into a skirt of serge.
A companion on thosamo steamer bad sev-cnly-threo
bundles of sewing-silk and
twenty-nine pairs of kid gloves secreted
on her person ; scarcely concealed, how
ever, as tho Fraullcn had tied strong cords
about her hips, and tlio smuggled articles
wero suspended In such a way that she was
scarcely ablo to reach tho dock.
Tho muff Is a very ordinary cover lor
smuggled lace. An Enllshwoman, recent
ly landing from ono of the Inman steam
ers, had tho cotton removed from her muff,
and Its place filled with valuablo laces. Tho
muff was strapped to her person, where It
stood for emlioiijioinf.
Iu ono petticoat of this lady wero round
gloves In quantity; in tho facings of her
dress, cigars ; and In tho voluminous gath
ers of a second petticoat were Meerschaum
pipes in sections.
Not long since, from off ono of Iho In
man stoamcrs, thero camo a magnificent
gray-balrcd Cuban lady. Her patrician
air was charming, her dress was faultless,
and If sho had been a trifle less unnatural
ly rotund, sho might havo passed without
a suspicion. Sho was Invited Into tho of
fico of the Inspcctrcss.and an official diag
nosis mado of her condition. Sho was
found suffering from four point Aguillc
shawls, two joint applique sacqnes, and n
rotonde, or round mantle of Chantllly lace
of great value. Nor was this all. Fcsloon
cd upon her hoop-skirt wero seven hun
dred yards of narrow lace which careful
hands passed days In untangling. In the
plaits of her dress wero pinned collars of
an exceptional quality cf pulut lace, which
took no more room when rolled, and pin
ned against tho seams, than a cocoon does
against a leaf.
A Frenchwoman, extravagantly dressed,
and moving about suspiciously, was Invit
ed Into Iho room of the Inspectrcss recent
ly. Her petticoat proved to be nlno yards
of superior block velvet, ono selvedge be
ing gathered Into a waist-band, which also
held a dress pattern of Ponson silk. Tho
facing of tho velvet pelticoat, which was
put on with tho nicest care, was well pad
ded wllh Chantllly laces cunningly run
together; and tho rufflo on tho bottom or
this imperial under garment consisted of
flno rows or rich Chantllly flouncing,
caught together, qulto likely. In the hope
that It would bo token for ono piece. An
Innncnso seizure of English open facet!
watches has recently been mado upon the
persons of a well-appearing American wo
man, who had lliein neatly Incased lu the
tucks of a heavy flannel petticoat.
Sometimes Iho German women seek to
evado the tariff dues In the most awkward
manner ; us, witness tho stupidity of hang
ing nine watch-chains about ono's neck,
with a valuablo watch at tho end of each
chain. Frau Stumpf said sho had been
told that watches were worn by tho passen
gers, and tho officers did not tako them.
A dcrperolo looking woman, coming on
ono of the English steamers lately, ou be
ing oxamlned exhibited an amusing spec
tacle, with a silver cake-basket lashed to
each hip, and two hugo chess patterns fes
tooned ns "filling," thcro and thereabouts.
On being detected, this woman, in tenlble
rago, drew a knife on tho Inspcctress.
Soino of the smuggling expedients are,
or course, extremely amusing. A tpiritu
die llltlo Frenchwoman had on her hus
band's red flannel drawers, and these were
tied iu puns, hero and there.
On being "unpacked," thero camo foith
a Hohoinlan glass toilet set, two dozen salt
cellars, threo dozen silver spoons, threo
dozen silver forks, several llltlo articles of
oiourerte In bronze and crystal, and some
lino Swiss wood carvings; all of which
wero put up In the softest tlssuo paper and
papor shavings, that thoy might not strike
against each other. When tlio llttlo body
was unloaded, no ouolaughed moro hearti
ly than she. Seribncr'ifor July.
A New DANOEn Sioxal has just been
put iu operation on tho Vermont and Mass
achusetts railroad at FItehburg which sup
plies tho long felt lack of some means of
showing tho dlslanco between trains on tho
samo track a fruitful source of accidents.
Tho signal, which Is tho Joint Invention of
F. S. and W. A. Foster or Fttcliburg, Is
a clrclo mado or colored glass, red, green
and white, upon which are figures plainly
marked from one to fifteen, each figure
denoting a mluuto. These figures are
shown through an opening of six or eight
Inches In the ontsldo of covering of tho
glass, so that they can bo readily seen by
tho engineer In tho day-time, nnd at night
tho glass Is Illuminated by a lantern plac
ed Inside. Tho signal Is operated by tho
train passing over tho rail. As the ongine
passos tho signal turns back to the starting
point, from Iho figure showing tho lapse
of tlmo between tho two trains, and re
mains stationary until tho last car passes,
wheu It commences to revolve, keeping
tlmo lu precisely tho samo monner as a
clock, tho figures passing tho opening iu
regular order up lo fifteen, providod that
llmo elapses beforo tho nrrlval of tho next
train, when tho process Is repeated. The
Invention certainly seems to bo what Is de
sired, and, If it really fulfills oil that Is
claimed for II, It will lessen the number of
cacuallles on tho roads adopting it, and
render a rceurrenco of accidents llko the
torrlblooneot ltevcre, a yooi ago, slmpl)
Iu Switzerland all voting Is done ou
Sunday, It suroly ought to be woll and
conscientiously dono on that day.