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VOL 1. YOUNGSTOW N, N IA G A R A CO., N. Y., DECEM B E R 30, 1881. NO. 44. TRAVELER'S GUIDE LEWISTON'. N E W YORK CEN T R A L TIM E TA B L E . T K A I N H A K i l l V K. 10:2.') A. M. Tit A I N S I . K A V E . 11:00 A . M . HOME, WATEBTOWN, & OUUKNsilJUKtl RAILROAD. XIBNNING W E S T . | R U N N IN G EAST. T l t A I N H L E A V E j T l t A I N H L E A V E . 0:55 1*. M. I 0:00 A. M. 11:00 *• KAIYSOMVILLK. ROME, WATERTOWN A OGDENHBURO RAILROAD. R U N N IN G WEST- T l t A I N H I.K A V E . <1:1* 0:01 A. M. 1'. M. R U N N IN G EAST. T l t A I N H L E A V E . 0:22 A. M. 11:42 :m. S. MCCOLLUM, gtirjrtaul aiwl Mec-lmmcnl Dontint. W G i U c e — V c i d t l e r ’i* K l o c k . K n t r a u v c o n Nifttf- iirn n v o n u c , s u s p e n s i o n l i n d ^ c , N . \ . N i ­ t r o u s O x i d e G n s kjvpii lo r p n i n i e s B c x t r n e n o n o f to o t h . A l l o p e r a t i o n s w a r r a n t e d , fmply. M A N U E A C T U l l E l t A N D D E A L E R IN H a r n e s s , S a d d l e s , BRIDLES, COLLARS, WHIPS, BLANK­ ETS, ETC., Also DEALER IN A Cheer for Jolly Christmas- A cheer for jolly Christinas! A daar old friend is he, With his mistletoe uud holly, And his eyes brimful of glee; We’il Lo oet him with a merry shout, AnW make our glasses ring, Wliilo tlie crackling fagots brightly blaze And tho cheery crickets sing; For Christmas comos but onco u year, So toast liim while ye may, And wreathe his brow with evergreens Ou tiiis glad holiday. A cheer for Father Christmas! Fling back the old oak door, And givo u hearty welcome Alike to rich nnd poor; Bring forth tlie cakes aud sparkling ale, Aud let tho music souud, Whilo in a blytlie old country c.anco We trip a merry round; For Christmas comes hut onco a year, So let us ull be gny, Aud crown him as the fostive king Of this glad holiday. A Christmas Eve. HOOTS & SHOES, T R U N K S , V A L IS 158, KTC., Y o u n g s t o w n . N . Y . — (JO T 0 - D. McMILLAN, NIAGARA, Canada, -F 0 U Y O U R - XMAS WINES p LIQUORS, -F I N K - ( h 'a n ir e s , a c i n o u s Fj.vy Prunes, Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes, Spanish Onions, Celery, %/ / And Vegetal>les of all Kinds. Choice, Fresh Raisins, Currants, and Fruits, Foreign and Domestic. Fresh at all Times. II M e m L A V “ Oh, mother, i t is k nowing fust still; there Is nothing to look at Jmt snow , ” grum b l e d K i t t y O'Haru. “ A n d w h a t else should you look at at Christmas t i m e ? F o r my part I like to welcome the true old-fashioned w e a t h e r ! ” “ R u t it's r a t h e r dreary to be buried for weeks behind these big hills. D o n 't you wish v e were near tho town, m o t h e r ? ” “ No, 1 d o n ' t ; aud you o u g h t to be ashamed to s t a n d there aud c h a t t e r so foolishly, K i t t y . ; Come aud prepare your fatlier's t e a . ” K itty glanced indignantly nt lier mother, then hastily closed and fasten­ ed t h e clumsy shutters, and drew tho dingy aud comfortable curtains close. She next peered i n t o an out-of thc-way recess, a n d drew theuce a huge pair of well-worn gray slippers, so large tliat a cousin of K itty's had once called them “ canoes;” these she placed ou either side of tlie roaring lire. W h a t a glo­ rious heat the great logs o f wood sent out. and how the yellow ilames w r e a t h ­ ed and curled up t h e giant chimney. W h e n K i t t y had spread the coarse, linen cloth over the broad deal table, and laid in order on the tray t h e plates and saucers, she c u t some thick slices oil a quartern home-baked loaf, und, stoop­ ing d o w n before the lire iu a half-kneel­ ing attitude, she began to toast them. Before K i t t y hud finished buttering the last thick round uf toast a mutlled noise of wheels echoed t h r o u g h t h e still a ir, succeeded by a loud, shrill whistle at tlie f r o n t gate. Down fell the toast und the knife on the top of it. “ .Mother, mother, here's father,” shouted Kitty. W it h o u t a second's delay, Mrs. O'­ Hara strode from the dairy aud hasten­ ed to unbolt the door; aud Tilly, the hard-worked inaid-of-all-work,suddenly ceased her violent c lattering of cans aud followed iu tho rear. •• W h u t a beautiful w inter night—like the good old-fashioned times w h e u we used to sit on grandfather's knee aud listen to his gliost-stories!” thought Jirs. O 'Hara, us she g lanced a t the white hills a u d dazzling valleys. Au extra-m e r r y cosy meal was the jolly substantial tea 111 the f a r m kitclion. O 'H a r a s a t in his wide arm-chair iu tho chim n e y - c o r n e r mid with immense rel­ ish sipped his cocoa and ate his big slices of home-cured beef and plcklcd tongue; and K itty made no pretence of appreciation us s h e munched tlie crisp buttered toast and brown ginger cakes her m o t h e r made so well, llow full of fuu and bustle was the rcmaindur of th a t happy evening. There were the lofty hall, best parlor and kitchen to lhiish with tinul s p r a y s here and there of h o lly and mistletoe; there were the numerous varied presents to be given to tlie hired hands on t h e morrow waiting to be arranged in order to-night. E v ­ erything, before they laid their heads on their pillows, must be done “ de­ cently and in order,” said F a r m e r O'Hara. “ W h a t's th a t ? H a r k ! Surely I heard something. Wliat can it be ?” K itty O 'H a r a s t a r t e d from sleep, and sat up in bed, listening. Again cuiue tliat strange m u r m u r i n g sound in tlie dead of n i g h t —half cry, half call. An awful silence ensued, then som e thing wus throw n at the window. Kitty's heart w e n t pit-a-put so v iolently tiiat it seemed i t m u s t stop beating. She did not believe in liobgobblins or ghosts; she w as ucither superstitious nor tiinid; yet, w h e n som e thing struck the glass pane and rolled down upon tlie sill, sho felt t e r r i b l y alarmed, yet could not have explained why. K itty threw a shawl over her head, braced herself up not to be afraid, pull­ ed back tlie c u rtain, opened tlie w indow, and then s h o u ted iu a voice of assumed hoarseness: “ Any one t h e r e ? ” T h e words seemed harsh and unnat- bral, and echo answered them far away. “ Shelter this bitter night, if only-in a barn, I pray you.” “ W b o ure y o u ? ” “ A traveler who lias lost his way.” “ How am I to know you arc speak­ ing the trutli ?” “ l i a v e pi^y ou me! I am almost dead!” * You must wait a bit longer. 1 will call my f a t h e r .” K i t t y 's loving heart ached as she lis­ tened to the stranger's voice, so weak from exposure aud pain. She hastened with fearless steps and knocked at her m o t h e r 's door, never doubting for one moment t h a t they would let tho poor creature in. A sad true story recalled itself to lier mind very vividly j u s t then of two young men who had wandered iu m i d - w inter a moug those same Irish hills, had missed tlieir roud, and implor­ ed hospitality a t some lonely house, and of how the inmates of t h a t dwelling had steeled their hearts against mercy and pity, declaring thut they would uot har­ bor impostors, robbers, thieves. How could t h e y liave borne tlieir lives a ft e r tlie sad m o r n ing thnt followed, when they unfastened tlieir s h u t ters, u n b a r r ­ ed tlieir doors, and bebcld tw o youths lying under tlie s h e l t e r of tlie d o o rway, frozen still—dead? Wliat if som e o n e should lie ou tlieir pathwuy to-morrow so? K i t t y liad no easy task to rouse tier fattier; hu had hud u loug duy iu tlie market, nnd was s n o r ing uow as loudly as—yes, K i t t y could not help saying it —us tlie old sow in t h e yard. lie could uot he b r o u g h t to his souses or induced to believe t h a t t h e r e was really a miser­ able being outside pleading for shelter —for a d mittauce even iuto a barn. Oh, no! H o knew a ll a b o u t i t ; lie k u e w —lie was not such a fool—w h a t tliu rogue wanted. He had heard of such capers before—lie was not born yesterday. If he were to g ive ear to the mad fancies of womankind they would be murdered in their beds aud llie whole place ran­ sacked beforo daw u —th a t was all. Kit­ ty lind better go buck to her bed aud dream. ilu t K itty stood quite still, making no attem p t to move. And such nu object sbe looked—lier quilted petticoat t r a i l ­ ing ou the lloor, a eoai.se gray shawl throw n anyhow ubout herphoulders nud head, tlie little spirit-lump dickering uud glimm e r i n g in hor hand. “ Oil, father und mother, I didn’t tliiuk you were so cruel und hard-hearted,’’ shu said passionately and indignantly. “ Aud it's a c tually Christmas Eve!” T h e farmer was suddenly attacked w i t h a violent lit of coughing. Wheu it ceased ho ordered K itty to leave tlie room; and the instant site disappeared he hastened out of bed, thrust his feet iuto liis monster slippers, wound round his slilvoring form a blanket huge en­ ough to cover a modern Goliath, told Mrs. O ’l I aru t o mind lier owu business when she inquiacd w h a t lie intended to do, p u t on liis spectucles carefully, arm ­ ed himself with a thick stick und a clumsy lantern, and stulkcd down stairs, sending such a ghost-like c reaking souud through tlie silent house that honest Tilly, sleeping the deep hard sleep of a faithful servant, t u r n e d on lier side and uttered a feeble scream. Tho lantern held by O 'H a r a shone full on the stranger's face for a loug half-minute. “ Humph! hum p h ! ” m u t t e r e d tiie farmer, “ ye look m i g h ty wretched, be ye frieud or foe! W h y can't ye walk in, when ye see me standing a m a r t y r to tiie east wind, and just out of my Warm bod, too? A in’t ye any legs?” The pale-faced traveler mumbled something, which O’H a r a seemed not to hear, about kindness aud gratitude—all the sound he could force between his poor cliattoriug teeth, us tlio heavy door sw u n g back, s h u t t i n g out the keen cold air. “ M o ther, K itty, you're wanted! Be quiet, sir, can't you? Be quiet! if you're contem p l a t i n g cu t t i n g our throats by-and-by perhaps ye'll be good enough to spare my daughter, Kitty. If it hadn't beeu for lier s t u p i d soft heart, ye m i g h t huve been out tbere, although —although its Christmas Eve, aud it would s o r t of g o agin me f o r to see ye stiff nnd stark and cold 011 my u n 11 door- stone. I ’m dashed if 1 siiould eat any Christmas dinner.” ty, ut tb a t mom e n t crossing tlie hall from tiie little parlor, almost sm o ther­ ed with holly uud evergreens, thought him iu her owu mind “ p e rfectly splen­ did.” P o o r K i t t y liad seen so few peo­ ple, had led such a s e cluded life in t h a t out-of-the-way little farm, enlivened uow uud t h e n ouly by a Hying visit from some v u lgar-freckled couslu, whose sighs were loud and loug because lie bad fuil- ed to t u r u her small braiu. I t was uo wonder tliat she considered this s t r a n g e r “ beautiful,” uud declared l a t e r tliat his sm o o th white hands w e r e simply mag­ nificent. A u d t h e n K itty glanced de­ spairingly a t lier own plum p ones, her m o t h e r ’s long bony fingers, T i l l y ’s crimson wrists—w i t h a cut here and there by way of ornam e n t —and her father's hard huge palms, llo w strange tliat she had never t h o u g h t of noticing these things before. It was o d d —very, “ And b u t for you a corpse might be lying yonder?” Tlie s t r a n g e gentleman looked at K i t t y very earnestly w ith his liue dark eyes, and pointed w ith liis linger t o w a r d tlie garden. Kitty's lips moved. She wus a b o u t to uttem p t some s o r t of reply when O’Hara called out iu his g rutf honest voice: “ T o be sure, to be sure, your life’s due to my K i t t y —and I m u s t say I had my fears as to w h e t h e r w e 'd all be to­ gether to welcome tlie Christmas morn, llumpli, hum p h ! ” “ You suspected m e ? ” “ Well, you see, sir, w e ’re b u t lonely mortals who bide iu these liere dull parts; a n d ’tis extrem e l y unusual for a person to ask admittance iu tlie d ead of night. But there—there, sir. Here's my hand. Accept t h e hospitality of a poor hard-working man and welcome.” “ Your good-natured offer I accept with iniicli thankfulness. I feel too weak and footsore t o t u r n out this morn­ ing aud continue my journey, and shall be ouly too glad if you will spare me a slice of y o u r Christmus beef and taste of plum pudding.” “ Tliat we will d o r i g h t heartily,” p u t iii Mrs. O'Hara. “ T h e r e is gold in my valise—more than 1 shall need f o r my w a n d e rings. I will r e p a y you.” “ S it,” said O’Hara, indignantly, “ though we live behind the niouutnius we a r c not behind tlie people in the towu iu deeds of mercy.” So the s t r a n g e r took his seat amongst them, and made himself us affable and merry as lie could in the circumstances —liis poor limbs were so painful—aud tlie simple farm folk knew Hot t b a t tbey were entertaining rich' Squire Dyltou, of Dyltou Hull. “ We will not waken him yet; he m u s t be very tired, poor fellow,” said Mrs. O'ilura, bustling about und direct­ ing T il ly w h a t to a rr a n g e on t h e breuk- fast-board. “ N o t tired, ma'am, in tbe least, though my eyes have not closed for tw e n t y - f o u r hours, but so stiff a n d ach­ ing—so woefully stiff! I thought I'd never mauage to crawl down stairs.” Mrs. O 'H a r a turned rouiid sharply, aud saw standing close by her elbow, a tail, rath e r slender, pale-faced gentle­ man, neither particularly handsome, norjiartioularly plaiu, b u t a human be- iug of quite an ordiuary type—of the same s t a m p as one passes in a crowded city scores of times each day. Yet Kit' “ If tliat poor wretch isn't laid on his bed to-m o r r o w with rheum a ti c fever, my name isn’t J e m i n a O T i u r a ! ” Tiie farmer's wife's predictions proved too true. Kegiuuld D y ltou wus unable the ucxt morning, and mauy mornings following, to rise from his bed, or even to move a limb. The short, fussy little middle-nged doctor from Suaresleigh liad to pay a visit to O'ifaru's farm every day, and once, when his l i g h t blue eyes were very watery and the tip of liis nose of a reddish purple tinge—occas­ ioned of course by such f r e q u e n t expos­ ure to tlie w e a t h e r —lie liad rubbed his bauds—a peculiar habit of bis w h e u it was his misfortune to have to say some- j tiling unpleasant—aud announced tliat tlie gentleman w u s \ very bad indeed.” Tho poor fellow's m i n d seemed goue entirely. He had 110 know ledge of who he was or who was tending him ; he | would talk to his favorito horses uud dogs, rush miles aeross the country on liis mare Saxon, w i t h T i g e r and Tip tearing a t his heels, and call loudly and j repeatedly f o r some onem u n c d 'M a u d e ,’ who Kitty t h o u g h t must be Ids sister. A f t e r the critical point was turned, it was really surprising how rapidly tiie patieut seemed to improve; each duy seemed to add uow strength, new vigor. “ Very soon 1 shall be a b le to join my friends in E n g l a n d , ” he said, smilingly, one morning to K itty. “ How t e r r ibly they must have miss­ ed you! How anxious they m u s t be!” she r e m a r k e d quietly, w ith eyes droop­ ed. D y ltou laughed. “ I have a tolerable num b e r of frieuds who, I dare say, havo troubled them ­ selves onee or twice to w o n d e r what's become of me ail this t i m e ; but of near kin—relatives—I poses* not one.” “ W h a t! No father, no m o t h e r ? ” “ N o ; and neither sister nor bro t h ­ er.” Kitty's entire face was beam i n g w ith compassion and her voice full of gentle­ ness as she said slowly— “ How very lonely you must b e ? ” aud mixes in high and brilliant society, so tliat she has very littlo thne to spare for despondency or melancholy. I have told her iu tliis uote,how a certain little girl, u n d e r Providence, has saved my life, and uow 1 hope, if all goes well, to be w i t h them next w e e k .” “ Yes, said Kitty, and she tried to look indifferent and make herself be­ lieve t h a t this gentleman's coining and going did not m a t t e r to lier in tho least. “ I t 's nothing to m e —nothing ut a ll,” she said again and again, tripping at a dangerous pace through tlie slippery snow, clutching almost with a lieree grasp t h a t detestable letter in lier hand. \ H e will go back to liis people, and we shall forget him, nud thu old life will go 011 as it did before—that's all.” And K itty began to sing a 8uatcli of some m e r r y air, as if she liad one of tlio l i g h t ­ est, happiest hearts iu tlie world. \ D o w u w e n t tlie square envelope with the big bold w r it ing into the Suaresleigh post box, and tlie next morning a s m a r t slim footman handed the same to Lady Maiulc Silvertou, aud the E a r l 's daughter, lounging listlessly before tlie glow ing boudoir fire, re­ marked mournfully and witli an impa­ tient toss of ber shapely head tliat lleg- nuld D y ltou was veutursoiue, cureless and headstrong in tlie e x tr e m e . “ Good-bye, K itty, good-bye! I'll not forget my promise,” said Reginald Dyltou gaily. T b e y were all grouped in tiie doorway und blddiug tlieir guest farewell, lie Imd shaken huuds with every one, and O’llh a r a had politely hinted tliat t h e r e was only hare tim e to meet tiie t r a in: b u t tho youug man per­ sisted in lingering by Kitty. “ R e m e m ­ ber, n e x t s u mmer, Kitty, I and my wife hope to pay a visit,” lie w e n t on, and then, t u r n i n g to Mrs. O 'H a r a lie added, “ a nd you will have to sparo Kitty for a r e t u r n visit to E n g l a n d . ” “ Are you coming, s i r ? ” * • “ Yes—yes!” and Reginald, with an alurcity which told how com p l e tety he had recovered from tlie fever, jum p e d into the rough Httle cart. One more wave of tlie hand, a last nod to Kitty, who stood staring with a fixed dazed look till tliu little vehicle was lost to s i g h t around tlie hills; aud th e n — “ Bless tlie girl.” said Mrs. O’ffara, “ h o w solemn you look! Here, come and churn tlio butter.\ A f t e r his d e p a r t u r e Kit*y was c h a n g ­ ed sadly, Seeming very unhuppy aud restless, and she often gave way to p e t ­ tish tem p e r. “ W a n t s a change, m a ’a m , b e l i e v e me Miss K a t h a r i n e w a n ts a change.” suid B u t when tliis idea wns suggested to Kitty, she hold tip lier hands ln dismay, declared tliat there was nothing the m a t ter, uud insisted tlmt she was well. So the rose blossomed and faded, and ricli l r m t s ripened aud dropped in the garden. T h e busy bay-inuking time came and went, and au t u m u crept on, stunting tlie leaves from tlie f o r e s t trees und s ighing in a sad plaintive strain round tlio mouutuiu-puths. Tlie har­ vesting was a ll done, tlie corn guttiered in the burn, the village doctor. “ And he said,” mouucd K i t t y —“ lie said he’d come.” Oue day, as K i t t y wus luy ing ou t l i e parlor sofa, Mrs. O’H a r a peeped iu at lier t h r o u g h tiie half-closed door. She did not go near enough to see tlie tear- staius on K itty's face, or hear her soft sigh, for shu was alm o s t immediately culled away to speak to a gentleman from Suaresleigh station, who had j u s t driven up to tlie farm. “ Tilly, go and throw tiie stripped rug over Miss K i t t y . \ Tilly did as she was bidden; but sbe could not help staring in a regretful fashion ut tlie sluepiug face, and w o n ­ dering f o r tiie h u n d r e t h time w h a t ailed h e r young mistress. “ She'll go off quite quiet-likc, after the m a n n e r of cousin Ju n e —tiiat's my idea,” thought Tilly. “ W h e r e is Lady M a u d e ? ” was tlie first sentence she uttered. “ Lady Maude, now the Couutess of Aitonleigli, is, i believe, iu Rome at the present moment.” “ W h a t do you m e a n ? I thought you were going t o m a r r y Iaidy Maude?” “ I did contemplate tlio idea of such alliance being forrmcd once, K itty; but laidy Maude mado a mistake, like many other young ladies have done before. She told me candidly one day tliat she would never be happy if she married me—tliat I had uot been to see her for so loug, aud that during my absence she liad learned to love some one else better. Thero was also another reason. Kitty, look at me.” Reginald Dyltou stood up; and, as K i t t y looked at him, she saw a crutch under his left arm aod ids left leg am ­ putated to tlie knee. H e r whole face Hushed a vivid scarlet. She tried to say something, b u t her lips seemed locked. A mist wag gathering over her eyes, and big tears were ready to fall. \ Don't you s e e ? ” said Reginald play­ fully. “ A n E a r l 's daughter couldn't IKissiblv m a r r y a man witli one log; but a farmer's daughter m i g h t—eh, K i t t y ? ” B u t Kitty did not answer, llow pro­ voking he was! llo w little lie seemed to care either for tlie loss of Ills lovo or the loss of ids limb! “ Yes, we’ll havo a quiet littlo wed­ ding, a n d t h e n travel about for a whole year aud see some of the finest sights of the world; and affcr that, w h e u we’ve put tlio liual polish to our education, we'll go to England aud settle down, a steady old couple at D y ltou Hall. Ah, tlie good old place sadly needs a mis­ tress, Kitty! D o n 't you think I've platt­ ed it all beautifully ?” “ Splendidly,” answered Kitty, b u t in her heart she detested the lucky farm ­ er's daughter, und felt thut life wus un­ bearable. “ You don't inquire how I lost my leg; you havwbecome wonderfully silent.” “ llow did It h a p p e n ? Tell me; iu- deed I w a n t to kuow .” “ Well, I was t e r r i b l y h u r t lu a rail­ way accident; b u t your m o t h e r told mo you hud been ill, therefore I'll uot ex­ cite yon now, b u t give you the particu­ lars another time. I'd betttcr be gc- ing.” lie rose, lifted his crutch, and held o u t h i s l i u u d Kitty touched it lightly, und, looking a t him shyly, said: “ I hope the young lady you ure g o ­ ing to marry will tie amiable and good, aud not so fickle as Lady Maude.” “ I r a t h e r tliiuk t h u t I slmll not m a r ­ ry ut all, Kitty. I slmll probably settlu abroad, and let tlie old home.\ Kitty's eyes were wide with astonish­ ment. “ B u t w h a t will tlie farmer's daug h ­ ter say to your changing your uiiud? H e r frieuds will make a fuss wou’t they ?” “ Oil, uo! T h e frieuds won't do nny- thing; uud tlie girl—she wns pleasuut enough onee, but, lutcly, she's aw fully mopish!” \ Did you meet lier lu E n g l a n d ? ” “ Oh, no—Ireland!” “ W h a t is her n a m e ? ” “ K a tharine O’H a r u . ” Kitty hung lier head; for very shame siie c o u ld not raise it. “ Come, Kitty, don't look so woe-be- gonc. Kiss me. Kiss me j u s t once be­ fore I go away* I kuow you cared for me a wee bit—never mind how I found it out—before my leg was broken. It isn't your fault, child, if you can't en­ tertain tlio same feeling tow a r d s mo now. I am only a w retched cripple.” “ Do not go far from Ireland f o r e v e r , ” pleaded Kitty. “ Child, is it any t h i n g to you wlieth- or I go or stuy ?” “ I t is everything to tuo!” sobbed wretched Kitty. “ Then, darling, if you are In earnest, co me w it h me.” “ B I C I I l P YIBt.” quick, complete cure 1 days New, . u rinary affections, s marting, f r e q u e n t or F o u r o’c l o c k - f o u r clear loud strokes UIIBcuU urlnatlon, kidney diseases. $1. “ Come here a minute. K i t t y . ” Dyltou was holding a large square envelope in his hand, and, as he beckoned to Kitty, he pointed to tlie directiou. “ I told you tlie other day th a t I had uo rela­ tives; well, tliis l e t t e r is to a lady w ho, I hope, w ill sooa be m y w ife. She is very beautiful, very—the youngest daug h t e r of un E a r l —and I am afraid she will huve been w o r r y i n g herself ahout me. B u t she travels a good dcai, sounded from tlie tall timepiece in the kitchen. Still Kitty slept on. “ You said you’d come in tlie s u mmer, aud the summer's gone,” she muttered. “ I'd like to see you once ugaiu before I She will forgive m e —you r —you —w h e n —I'm —dead. Tlie s p e a k e r sliud- < red, and a slight smile played round her mouth. Some oue w ho had noiselessly enter­ ed tlie parlor and was sitting Iiy tiie head of the couch looked at her i n t u i t - iy- “ A n d I never guessed t h a t she cared for me—poor little K i t t y ! ”—aud the speaker stoo|ied over tho still face and kissed tlie white forehead. W ith tliat kiss the girl awoke and gaz­ ed s t r a i g h t into tho beautiful eyes she liad j u s t been dream ing of, and heard in reality and t r u tl i tlie dear voice. \ I have come back to you. my Kit­ ty . ” His K i t t y ? How dared he call her so w h e n —w h e n . In bew ilderm e n t she s t a r e d round the room. at druggists. Prepaid hy express, $1.2.1, 6 for U.S. W E L L S , Jersey City, N'.J D a l l a s , T e x . , D e c . 17.— R . Cham­ bers wus s h o t and killed by Alfred F r e e ­ man, on account of the criminal intim a ­ cy of Chambers and Mrs. Freem a n . Freem a n was a rr e s ted, and Mrs. Free- iu u u le f t town. SKI.YW HEY Wells’ Heal tii Kenowcr. A b s o lute cure for nervous debility aud weak ness of the generative functions. $1. at druggists. Prepaid by express, $1.2f>, 0 for $5. K. S. W E L L S , Jersey City, N . J . N e w O r l e a n s , D e e . 1 9 — F r a n k Dcin- ing. agent for li. A. Robertson A Co., of Brooklyn, has dtsap)H'ared, and is re­ ported to be a defaulter for $25,000. — A good husband, like a good burner never gots out nights. b a n -

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