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TH E PUBLISHED RTERT WSDHSSDAX. C . C. W I S b UBBSTCISE & S03ST, EDIXOKS AH»PBDPRIEIOm T E l\ 3 R ’B « S r ■' - The D emoceat ano G azetts , Tfith Ohromo. w ill be s e n t to a n y person for one year for $2 00 \ JUOOE1.T ANE G azette , pu b lish e r ^ RA.TE3 OB ADVER'EISDJ&i One scinare,one freelK, . .................... . One sonare.tw o 'weeks ............................... One square, three week8.....« ......... . One square, one month .................. - .... On« SQuare, two One sctuare,t^ree montlis.**.... « 300 ii (TWBLVK LINES MAKE A SQUIBK.) f- A liberal disooant w ill ba m ade to those ' ■■ ’ s yeari for aay greater One square, three m onths One scluare, six laoaths... W E W BENTAIa O F E IC E ! Dr. T. A. HOARD, FRQM THE NEW YORK SENTAL COLURE, r S p r e p a r e d to d o a l l k i n d s o f w o h k J- appertaining to X > S X > T T X S ’X ' : E t Y In the m ost thorough a n d efficient manner, upon brief n o tice. OEFICE OVER BU R B IL D ’S DRUG STORE. IN POPPER'S BLOCK. M a in S t r e e t , H e r k i m e r . Office heurs from 8 o ’c lock to 12 a . m „ and from 1 to 5 p. M. inneSOtf W iiat I Enow ATiont Vegetine. S outh B oston , M ay 9, IStO. H . R . S tevens , Esq. t , - . Dear Sir—I have had considerable experience ■with t h e V eg e t in e . For dyspepsia, g eneral de­ bility an d im pnre blood, the VEOEiiNBis superi­ o r to anythin g w h ich I have ever used. I com­ m enced taking VEGETiNSaboUt the m iddle o f last w inter, and. after u sing a few bottles, i t entirely cured m e o f dyspepsia, a nd m y blood never was in 30 good c ondition as a t the present tune. It w ill afford me pleasure to give a n y further par­ ticulars relative to w h a t I know about this good m edicine to any one who w ill c a ll or address me at m y r esidence, 386 Athens s treet. D I S r S T S I A , SYMPTOMS—W ant o f a p p e tite, r ising of food am i w ind from the stomach, a c idity o f the stom­ ach, heartburn, dryness and whiteness o f the tongue in t h e m orning, sense o f d istention in the stomach and bowels, sometimes ram b ling and pain; costiveness, which is occasionally inter­ rupted by diarrhoea; pal eness o f the urin e. Th e m o uth i s clamm y, or ha s a sour b itter taste.— Other irequent symptoms are waterbrash. p a l­ pitation o f t h e heart, h e adache, a n d disordeia of the senses, a s seeing double, etc. There i s g en­ eral debility,languor and aversion to m o tion; d^ e c tion o f the spirits, disturbed sleep, and frightful d reams. Gained Fiftei n Pounds of Flesli. sswiCK. M e ., Jan. 17,187S. /V; DEMOCRAT E3TABUSHEB 1842.] A 3 S V 3 E » 3 L - . 3 E - X * “ 3 E ? « 3 G .3 B I [GAZETTE ESTABLISHJEP 1863 C , G . W I T H E K S T I N E & SO l^r, P r o p r i e t o r s ; The Union and the Constitution. T E K M S ;-$2,00 A YEAK. TOLUME IXIIT. HERKIMER, WEDIESDAJ JULY 28, 1875. lUMBEE 50. f S f W I . BEXTEK Tlt4Xr GOIiPt Better than grandeur, hetter than gold, Than rank a nd title, a thousand fold. Is a healthy body, a mind a t ease, And sim p le p leasures that always please ; A heart that can feel for a neighbor’s woe And snare his woes with a «emal glow. W ith sympathies large e nough to enfold A ll men as brothers, is better than gold. Better than gold is a eonsoienco clear. Though toiling for bread in a humble sphere; Doubly blest w ith content a n d health. Untried by t h e lust o f c a tes or w ealth. Lowly living and lofty thought Adorn and ennoble a poor man s c o t r For m ind t^nd mor&lsi or rTaturo's plGiHt A re the fen u in o test o f & geatlem a n . A n d 'Sie^balS'tl’at droi«*on S s slumbers deep. His simpler opiate Labor deems A shorter road to the land o f dreams. can fi'uu. ... ------- - ------- - -------- ralian ore, re with the great and good o f yore re's lore and the poets lay. ______jries o f empires passed a w a y ; The world’s g reat drama w ill thus u n fold. And y ield a pleasure better than gold. Better than g old is a peace! W h e r ^ ll the fireside chariUies ar eom’e;_^ . . tried w ith sorrow by H eaven’s deoree, The blessings that never were bought or sold. And centre there, are better than g old. l a ? , f l 0 t 2 i f l t e . ' to iu ■ form, ier the last ten y'ears* axiti have taken hnn-- dredB of dollars’worth of mcawiue without ob­ taining anv relief. In September la s t I com m eneed taking the V eg e t in e , since which tim e my health has steadly improved. . , ^ ^ M y food digests w ell and I have gained fifteen pounds o f flesh. There are several oth e » in this ^ a o e takingthe Y kqstinx , a ll have obtain- ----- -- --------------- - ----- -- JQBTIS*, ed relief. ^ ^ THOMAS Overseer of card room. Port! ).’a Mills. All Diseases of the Blood. I f V egetine w ill relieve pain, cleanse, purify and cure such diseases, restoring the patient to perfect h e a lth after trying different physicians, many remedies, snSeidnff foT TB&va, is i t not con'. elusive proof, if you are a sufferer, you can be cured? Why is this medicine performing suoh great cares ? It works in the b lood, in the oiroa- latiug fluid. It can truly bo oallod the Grmt Blood Purifier. The sreat source of disease or­ iginates in the blood; and no m edicine that does not a ct directly upon it, t o purify and rqno- vate/h a s any jnst claim upon p u b lic attention. (K>OD EVIDENCE. C incinnati , N ov . 26.1S72. M e . H.R. S tevens : . , „ „ D ear Sii—^Ibe two bottles o f V egetine fur­ nished m e by y our agent m y wife has used with great benefit. For a long tim e she has been troubled w ith disainess and costivenees; these troubles a re now entirely rem oved by the ■use of She was a lso troubled w ifh dyspepsia a n d g en- “ * i • l i t i i i ' G f f i M o i f r \ ’*' 229J^ W a » u t ^ e e t . EeliabJe Evidenoe* ^ D e ? r ^ —I ^ i l f m o s t cheerfully add m y t e sti­ mony to the g reat num ber y o u have ^ e a d y re­ ceived in favor o fyourgregtaud-gooS m f^icm e, V egetine . for I do not^thinkoaough. can b* said in its praise, for I was troubled over thirty years witk that dreadful diseaie, Gattarrb.^&na baa sacb baA congbixia spells tiis.t ib would soenx us though I could never breathe aay more, and Ysot- ETiNB has oured me; and I do feel to thank God a ll the t im o that there is so good a modioine as V egetine , and I also think it one of the beet m edicines f o r ^ o u ^ s ^ n d -woa^sii^ngJfeeU n g s Bvery b ^ ^ t o tfie them i t fe one o f the \ m e s . d . SORE- Cwner Magazine and Walnutstreets, Cambridge, A P P R E o iiT m ^ ^ C hahlbstown , Mass., M arch 1 9 , J859. ^This^^ to*cw tify that I h a v e u s e d y o u r '* B lood Preparation”^ ( V eg * tine ) in. m y fam ily for sev­ eral years, and think t h a t, for scrofula or Can­ kerous Humors or Rhenm atic affections, i t cannot be exoeUed; and as a blood purifier and spring medicine it is the bestthing 1 ever nsedt and I have used a lm o st everything. 1 can ohoerfully recommend i t to any one in n eed o f such a medi- ^ S T I ^ s m o e b . L j ulyl4w4 19 R u ssell street. Said by all Druggists and Deaiew ETMywhMe MUZZLING THE OX. B Y EM MA B . R IP L E Y . “ I do wonder i f we shall be invit­ ed?” said H e len, as the fam ily sat around the breakfast-table. “ I t would be very singular if we were not,” replied A d ele. “ Singularly agremble to,we,” ob­ served their father. “ I shoulcl suppose, Mr. Morgan,” said his better h a lf austerely, “ that you would take a little interest in your own children, and not wish to see them slighted.” Mrs. Morgan was a large woman, not amply endowed with flesh, but powerful in hone and muscle. When she came down upon you, the attack told. Still, her husband rallied suffi­ ciently to attempt an explanation. “ I should be sorry to see that, of course;.! suppose it will be pleasant to have the com pliment o f being asked. All I meant was, that I hoped they would not go.” “ Not go!” exclaimed Adele. “ Not go I O father 1” said Helen in tones o f .youthfal angaisb and ex ­ postulation. “ Why, Mr. Morgan I” said his wife her severest tones, “ what can you possibly be thinking of?” Foor.man! he knew well enough of •hat h e was th ink ing; o f the expenses which the invitation would bring in difficulty—^perhaps A person of more force would quietly have laid down the law, •and made his flat respected. But Mrs. Morgan’s was the strongest will, and in that house it had th e ascend­ ancy. He offered, therefore, no fu eth­ er exposition of kis views or feelings, but finished his heavy roll with a heait as heavy, and went off to business. “ I suppose It w ill be an elegant af­ fair,” said Adele. “ The idea of fath­ er tbinkiing tiiey could see it. A n d as for the cost, it would cost still less to let it stay as i t is.” Very well,” replied Mrs. Morgan, somewhat, exasperated, “T thought that with fresh gloves and that hand­ some fan ahd handkerchief. It would do quite Well enough ; but it seems my opinion goes for b ut little. W h a t are your own plans, since you despise mine so much ?” “ I t is o f very little consequence what they are,” said Adele, “ if I am to be allowed no means of carrying them out. At any rate, it is hardly worth the while to consider them till we know whether we are to be invit- “ I think the dress, a s I; ned it, is abundantly good/' remai ed Mrs, Morgan, by way of finish. A d ele replied not. She reserved HIP. HIP, HURRAH! OHK CITIZkprS H A V R VO tnSD OUT THAT H E R S T i j g g Keeps the LARGEST and ffRESHBST stock of in town. Hehas alHO.alarKeandcompletestock o f c h o ice b r a n d s o f < D X < 3 r A l E ^ & Also, a, complete stock of Pocket Books, Playing Cards, Per- fdmery, Hair Oilj Lead Pencils, Slate Pencils, Dravring Pencils, Pens and io s r : s : s . A n d th e la r c e s t a n d best assortm e n t o f B O X ever before broneffit in town, consisting o f Long and Narrow ENVELOPES, with neatly ruled PAPER, folding legalstyla; m fact, all tholatest styles constantly o n h a n d . 1 have A large a n d c o m p lete stock o f SCHOOL BOOKS AND SLATES, & 0 . , A s o . , A c - e . I keep a ll kinds o f VEGETABLES In their a«won, H. H. W I T H l u m i l E , 5 Doorar a b o v e poetO I T toe M erkim er^M .Y. H . CL&V H A U , A t TONKSV ’ a n d dom tSgLLOB A« L a w , O hio » j > k M ils m M s s T tS x m n B lock , LH' 1EI.X M . Y . hink i we should s tay at home I” Perhaps he dreaded the expense,” irmised Helen. “ I wish we could go without troubling him for any mon­ ey.” “ Don’t you wish you could breathe without air ?” asked Adele'. “ 0 dear! if we were like other people 1 I am so tired, ao utterly weary, of this ever­ lasting counting the cost and going without.” “ Pm sure I don’t think you need complain,” said Helen, with a young- sister’s Sense o f the elder’s superior ivileges of dress and choice. \Strange that I should,” replied Adele, satirically, “ao lapped in lux­ ury as I am I However, such is my un­ reasonable whim.” \ I don’t th i n k / ’ observed Mrs. Morgan, “that the expense need bs very serious th is tim e. H elenj I sup­ pose, will-wear her blue silk.” Helen made a little grimace of dis­ content, then laughed. “ Yes,” she agreed rather ruefully. “ My poor blue I it has figured at eve­ ry party I can remember. However, I can’t see any help for it. But, moth­ er, I must have new gloves and a pair of handsome shoes. My old ones are quite too shabby.” Mrs, Morgan reflected. She had a tla fund on hand which she had have plan- 1,” remark- organ, ' A d ele replied not. Sh e reserved her strength for the actual contest, if it should come. In the course of the day the crisis arrived, w ith the invitations. H elen was delighted. H e r sole dread had been lest they should be overlooked. A new dress would have been felicity indeed ; but she was an easy, good-na­ tured girl, who took things as they came, and made the best of them.— A d ele had a higher sense of her own dignity and requirements. As for go­ ing to the Desmonds in that old af­ fair, however it might be revamped, she should not do it. “ I t is newer than Helen’s blue,” expostulated the mother, “ and you have had many more dresses than she to vary it with.” “ Helen must judge for herself,” said Adele coldly. “ I have no con­ cern with her toilet. My own gives me quite sufficient‘occupation,” Napoleon had his Wellington, and Mrs. Morgan had her oldest daugh­ ter. To her only did the autocratic will give away. \You are utterly unreasonable,” she said, “ 1 should like to know what would content you.” A d ele brightened I she saw a glim ­ mer of day-light. “ There is such a lovely rose-colored silk at Lord’s,” she said. “ I t would m a k e the sweet­ est dress— and so becom ing!” “ A silk !” exclaimed the mother, aghast. “ How can you think of sneh a thing ?” “ W e could make it o urselves,” pur- sued Adele, ignoring the interruption. \ W e need only have Jane in for a day, to fit it and give us an idea of the trimming.” . “ You are wild, Adele,” said her mother, “ What do you suppose-your father would- say ? I t would be use- less to ask him.” “ Why should he know -anything about it—now, at least. Lord would give us credit, I am certain. He hasr frequently oflfered it.” The suggestion had its weight, but Mrs, Morgan hesitated, “ Your fa­ ther has such an aversion to bills,” she said. “ He is anxious to pay as he goes, his income is so fluctuating.” “ I t always fluctnates in one direc­ tion, I think,” remarked Adele bitter­ ly. “ There is all the more need to know what our expenses are, then,” returned her mother. A pause ensu- “ I suppose we may consider it set­ tled,” pronounced Adele. “ Helen can carry m y excuses, and I daresay I shall not be missed.” “ Bat I thought you wished so much to go,” said the mother, dis­ mayed. “ Of coarse I did—and do—but not enough to go there and feel uucom- hoped woi emergency j but here was an nnexpectedcall. She demurred, and Helen exhibited her gloves and shoes, which pleaded her cause more strongly than words conld do. What then ? Well, yes, she eozeM take the tea dollars. Mr. Morgan had- given her a day or two before to buy material for his new set o f shirts. To be sure he needed them—but then, _ t . _ . r -------------- ------ ----------- - aU ’ gir]s’ s tbi what is a man’s appearance^ a fter a ll ? was SO busy with the girl I d o a ll I forts.” fortable and ill dressed all the even­ ing. You don’t know the mortiflea- tions I have to bear, mother. No one In a ll oUr set is poor as we are.— No one else has to contrive, and turn, and twist so much.” “ Tf ic true,” said Mrs. Morgan, 2 t yon must admit that to lighten your discom- ” But you cannot prevent them, mother. A n d it seems as i f a l l our little makeshifts were fated to come out. How about my lemomcolor: A u n t Agnes had worn it so i t looked like new; but somehow the girls learned all about it. YThether th© children told some of their playmates, or whether Jane gossiped, I ’m sure 1 can’t tell; but the very first time I worq it M a tilda H o w ell said to me that it must be an excellent piece of silk, it made over so nicely.” Jjist like her impertinence I” ex­ claimed Mrs. Morgan. “ She is an odious g irl!” “ Exactly. And you know what a set she has made » t Fred Lansing j if it is a possible thing she will have him. And as for going to this party, where Dvery one will come out in fresh, pretty dress, and having Aer look me over and make her remarks, I shall not attempt it.” ‘ “ I don’t know that I can blame .CAid fhci m n t h f t r . ** I V e l l , ” sh© you,” said the mother, added, after And she was so bu!. sewing and a hundred o ther cares she shonld not be able to get at them for a month or more. Perhaps by that tim e there would be more money, or if not—at any rate, the girls must be respectable. . “ Now for your case, Adele,” she said, the matter beifrR thus arranged in her own mind. “ I think your le­ mon-colored silk ------ ” “ That old thing I” • exclaimed “ But just listen,” interposed the mother, anxiously. “ Y f you had an overskirt of puffed tulle, or something of that sort, caught up with flowers, perhaps—we could make it ourselves, and it wouldn’t cost much—and the dress would come out q a ite a new thing.” “ Or quite an old thing, furnished up,” said Adele, Contemptuously.— Every one would know it as far added, after a pause, “ you may go down to Lord’s and look over their goods. I can’t indulge you in th© silk — that is too much ; but i f there is any pretty, thin material, not very expensive, you may get it, I ought not to say so, either; ©till, I don’t like you to leave the field clear for Matilda Howell.” A d e le did not rest contented with science, which, though, not very sensi­ tive, reproached her a iittl© for the treachery o f the present move. Adele hurried homo, ansious to be on the ground to meet her treasure and convey it into safe seclusion. Tahi: ’ ■ \ - ready to dart forth as soon as ocei offered. An hour—two—passed by, but the expected msesanger appeared nos. V e x e d and impatient, she knew not how to wait. As her glance swept the street for the twentieth tim e, it encountered a figure like the one she sought— a sm all boy bearing a bundle. She rose, ready to rush to the door and relieve him of his burden ©re he should even ring the h ell; but as she did SO, another form appeared. A gen­ tleman turned the corner with a quick pace that soon gained on the leisurely advance of the small youth. Adele gazed in consternation; it was her father. The two reached the steps together; some few words passed be­ tween them; then Mr. Morgan took the bundle and dismissed the boy.— Adele ran up stairs to report the dis- “ What shall we do ?” she exclaim­ ed. “ Just as you think best,” said Mrs. “ ThisThis comes of that ab- Morgan. “ comes o f that a b ­ surd pride o f yours. I f you had brought it home yonrself there would have been no trouble,” “ I ’m sure I don’t see why I should do what no other lady ever thinks of doing. And how could I guess that they wouldn't keep their promise? The man said it should be sent im­ m ediately.” “.Very well,” replied her mother.— “ You have got yourself into the di­ lemma, and you may get-out of it as well as you can.” But when her husband’s voice was heard from the hall below, demandin her presence, she relented. She fel_ that she could face the storm better than could A d ele, and so went down. Mr. Morgan stood in the middle of the room, “ What does this mean ?” he asked angrily, pointing to the yards of rose- colored silk that trailed from the table along the floor. “ Pray, don’t get so excited, Rob­ ert,” said his wife. “ Nora will hear you in the kitchen. It is only Adele’s new dress for the I>esmonds’ party,” “ Adele’s new dress! And what business has she with a new dress ? I told you plainly, but last week, that 1 was in no condition to incur a single fresh expense- H o w could you let her do i t ? B u t i t is' n o t too late y et. t i n the way.— sbiaf was done, coat, would consider it A t any rate, the m ischief and couldn’t be helped now. She was very glad that no allusion bad been made to the 'ten dollars already given her for the shirts. She had trembled lest they shonld be called for to eke out the sum; and then where would H elen’s gloves and shoes have been ? A vision of frayed collars aud shabby wristbanda passed before her at the thought, but she consoled herself with thinking that maybe, by- and-by, when she had time, she would take his wardrobe thoroughly in hand, and mend up and make the best of it. Of course, parents must give place to their children in these matters— she did it herself in a hundred ways. As for Adele, who had felt nothing on the subject save the embarrassment of a culprit detected in the act, she re­ quired no reasoning to reconcile her to the position of affairs. Father had made a very great and uanec^sary fuss, seeing that he had the money all the time—and she had carried her point. Jane was soon summoned, and her skill put in reqaisition. If Adele had needed anything to put vith herself, the will return, the package, and tell em the silk was bought without for i t ’ them the silk was boughi knowledge, and that 1 decline to pay “.O h ! no, Robert,” said Mrs. M or­ gan, soothingly, \you won’t do that.— You would not so mortify your fami­ ly and bring such discredit on them.” “ No,” he said, after a moment’s re­ flection ; “ you are right. I will not. You can always count on m y having for you the consideration you never have for me. I couldn’t have believ­ ed, M ary,” he added more quietly, “ that y o u would do suoh a thing.— W h en you know I am so pressed for money, to encourage the g irls in such extravagance as this 1” ' I t was by means Mrs.,Morgan’s habit to assume an apologetic tone with her husband; nothing but this linusual vehemence and selt-assertion would have moved her to it. \There is no haste about the mat­ ter,” she s a id ; “ Lord will wait your convenience. Ha baa frequently of­ fered us credit before.” “ Y e s,” he answered, “ a n d I have uniform ly refused i t I could not foresee that I was to be drawn, against my express diregtioni, into expense that I am utterly unable to afford. I shall not accept the offer now. 1 will have no ' accommodations’ th a t w ill lead to greater embarrassment in the end.” >, then?” ith some interest, ftenften doneone beforS-etbrS— “How shall you mam asked h is wife with som e i “ A s I have o d b denying myself what I really need, I had supposed a new overcoat y *,d supposed a new overco a t was something I must havo this winter; about which there was no question; but now I shall take the sum 1 had reserved for it, add what I can, and pay the bill.” M rs. M organ really felt some twinges of conscience. Just for the moment it appeared that the provider of the family had some rights which the rest were bound to respect. The old overcoat was certainly past ser­ vice, and his chest ytos weak. ^ “ I am sorry, very sorry,” she said. “ I t ought not to have happened, I was to blame. You really need the overcoat. I don’t sec bow you are to do without it.” \ Nor I,” he answered. \ But no matter. There has been enough said. Only remember that this must not happen again.” Only rememt ippen again.’ Ah I if the poor man could but have maintained that tone. For the one evening be was a person of im- but still comfortable; Mrs. Morgan went into the kitchen, and prepared his favorite chocolate. He hardly _ ___ knew himself in such a pleasant at- thia h a lf victory. She had set her moephere,.with his wite and daughters heart on the one espiecial dress, and am iable aud obliging, ready to con- that she meant to have. So well did verso or be quiet, as he chose. The she carry her point, that she was, ere influence even lasted over breakfast ■^iong, on her way down town to make the next morning, Mrs. Morgan rising the coveted purchase* The Bhim- earlier than her wont to take a little •ed 1 supervision o f the m eal, a n d provide methiug that he liked. But after that the package should be sent home immediately. Mrs. Morgan, mean­ while, tried to solace herself the coveted purchase* mering, shining folds were meaanred I and cut oflT, and the clerk promised ’ something me this little break habit resumed its m- sway* If i t were very stormy, Mrs. by Morgan said to herself, the old over- thoughts o f saving from the house- coat m ight .still be worn, perhaps.— t -----money enough to meet the Aud at other times, why, i f he walked I t was a forlorn hope, the faml- briskly the .exercise would keep him keeping mon< b ill I t was a roriorn nope, «.ae laun - oriBK-ij ^ ____ ly .table not admitting of many re* warm. Half the men about town treachments; but it soothed her con- never thought of putting on an over- her in good humor _wi eight of her snowy shoulders rising from the low corsage, and the exquisite sheen of the silk as breadth after breadth was cut off by Jane’s dexter­ ous scissors, would have done it. , “ I think It will he becoming,” she observed with a little sigh of satisfac­ tion, as she surveyed the effect in the mirror. “ OhI yes,” said the ready Jane.-— “ Pink is always becoming to dark hair and eyes.” .\ Dark '\hair and eyes are out of fashion,” commented Adele. \Not when they^ are like yours, Miss Morgan j especially when there’s such a white neck and pair of arms to go with them.” \\Vou \are' quite flattering Jaae,” said the young lady, with a smile. “ I? Not at all! I see things as they ate. Last week, now, I made up that sea-green for Miss Howell. Such a difference! She had to have the neck cut square, and sleeves to the elbow, and with deep ruffles—and even then her arms was so poor 1 hardly thought we could make it go. * Law me 1’ says I, * what an arm ! I t aint no bigger than n pipe-stem I’ I never meant a bit o f barm, o n ly spoke out just what 1 thought, hut she flush­ ed right up, and 1 saw she didn’t like it. But nobody can complain of your )e, Miss Morgan; it’s easy enough ive you a haudBome fit.” “ Mind you doit, then,” said Adele, in high good humor. The work went on—Adel© and the mother both took part—even Helen, who had at first pouted in view of her sister’s new splendors, grew interested and did her share.' ^absorbed were all, that time passed by nnheedbd.: “ Dear me, is that your father?’’ iciaimed Mrs. Morgau, hearing a step below. “ I haven’t thought a word about dinner. But there must be something that Nora can pui on. Bun down, Helen; and tell her to let out whatever she can find.” ' The result of this messige was seen when the family assembled In the din­ ing-room. A fragment of cold, corned beef, very fat, occupied the place of honor; another o f cold roast d itto, dry and hard, restored the b a lan c e : two or three pieces o f turnip, also cold, served as garnish. A dish of hot po­ tatoes and the teapot ofl^red the only cheering points about the meal; and even here the effect was impaired by the fact that the teakettle had' not quite boiled when the beverage was- made. Mrs. Morgan and the jgirls, ih ocenpiedwith however, were too m u ch occnpiedwil their work to heed' the quality of the viands, and, of coarse, it was no mat­ ter for father. H is brief p eriod o f a s ­ cendency waa over. T h e y returned- up-stairs, and ha had the parlors to himself for the evening. Two or three days o f ©lose labor, and the pink silk was complete—pani- ed, and envied, longing when she, too, should be thus appar- ellefl. T h e important evening came, and Adele, as she assured her mother af- exaggerated ^timate on her o wn can­ dor or her father’s feelings. She was the unquestioned beilaof the occiunoni Matilda Howell and the sea-green silk j- j Fred ly devoted, and her . triumph was complete. N o r was i t tb e triumpb o f a single night. Attentions flowed in upon Adele; she was invited everywhere, and everywhere admired. The even- isjigs at home were gay with callers or aall companks of friends; there were cards or music, or nowand then a lit­ tle dancing. Helen 'shared in these pleasures, if her part were not as con­ spicuous as her sister’s, and to both it was a delightful winter. T p Mrs. Morgan, even these auspi­ cious ciroumstaucea had theiif draw­ backs.' That the girls were admired and sought after was agreeable in­ deed—the fulfillment of her most cherished desires. But it involved expenses foreign to their habits. Tbe very increase of the gas-bill was of some moment. Then i t would not do to hav© people sit through a whole evening, even whmi they dropped, in informally, without some offer of re­ freshment—cake and coffee, at least, or a little ice-cream from the honf^- tioner’s a few blocks distant. Slight as these matters were, they called for more money than was always to he found in the slenderly fornishM pume. It became convenient to have the i chase. B u t these were trifles Com­ pared with the inevitable expenses of the girls’ attire • for inevitable Mrs. Mflrgan told heraelf they were* Shei had shrunk at 'first from the idea o f again incurring hills without her bus. band’s knowledge, but the memory of the former painful scene; gradually faded, as new exigencies-arose from time to time. The girls could, not shut themselves up like hermits, ahd if they went out they mast dress to some .extent asothem did. They worked and turned, contrived and twisted, to the last degree, as it was. W h y . were they so much ■woiae off thap others, and compelled to such devices? Only because their father failed so lamentably in his part. He had the same faculties and opportu­ nities as other men; how did it hap­ pen that he made no better use of tliem ? She didn’t think when she- married, years ago, so young and full of hope, what an experience lay be­ fore her! These reflections did not increase her tenderness toward ihe de­ linquent. He would manage the bills somehow when they came in, she de­ cided ; and at any rate there was no help for it. Besides, one of the girls would soon be off their hands, Fred Lansing’s attentions were becoming so very particoiar; and, once married to him, Adele would lack for nothing. Am o n g se m any Ropes, so m any differing cares, it is no wonder that the time for repairing her husband’s wardrobe never Came.. It was all one could do to snatch a few minutes now and then to sew on an indispensable 3r the edges of ir©,. Attem ii to Minor matters of comfort cou not, o f course, be thought of. Cold tea and muddy coffee, steak burnt or underdone, as Nora chanced to serve it, poor bread or heavy cakes; such was the order o f the day. Anything wouldldo for father; h e waa not par ■ lular 1 Little heed was given to th< fact that his evenings were often spent awayvay fromfom home;ome; indeed,deed, itt was I h in i ither a convenience than otherwise to have him absent, for he was not a very ornamental addition to the gay circle in the parlor. No one noticed, either, how very worn and weary he was looking. The girls might, indeed, hear a cough sound from his room as they came home late at night from some festivity, or Mrs. Morgan, be disturbed iu her slumbers by the same cause, but it excited no solici­ tude. He was always ailing, and it was not thought to be anything out of the ordinary way. Thus the winter went on, and an entertainment o f unnsual brilliancy was to he given. ^ Both the girls had exhausted their list of wearables, yet staying at home w;as by no means to be thought of. I t was a peculiarity of their experience that each oooasioa as i t arose, became the one important and impossible A n y th ing else m igh t he given up, but never this. M rs. M organ trem-* bled to think what the b ill a t liord ’s might be by this time; still, the girls mu8f be respectable. A puffed Suisse m u slin would do for H e l e n ; A d e le was lodulged ia a long coystsd gauze; The delivery o f the goods was dis- creetly managed this time, and no an­ noying conireUmjps occurred. The work went on swiftly and prosperous- to bo paf he j Mow r ^ y pro desire. M eanwhile ‘ M rs. Morgan made a discovery. “ Girla,” she said, “ where do you suppose your fatheir spends his e'ven- irofesaed their ignorance. 3 down at the office m a k ing up aqcouflti; Liiurenoe’s people want* ed help about their^ books, and he is floing it'in over-hours. It was by the merest accident I found it out. 1 don’t believe he meant that I should know.” “ R a t, mother, it w ill be a good thing, will it not?” t^ked Adele. \ Yes, of eburse, they will pay him well. 1 must say I think it is rather hard that he shonld have kept i t from me. I might have been spared a great many anxious hours this win­ ter.” B u t th e r e l i ^ late ^ it was in coming, proved inos!; welcome | on the strength of it, Helen'renewed her pe­ tition for a sash and’waih favorably answered. On the day of the party, Mr. Morgan arose -foding very ill ; after an attempt at breakfast he found himself unable to proceed down town, and returned to bed. “ I t is such & pity,” said Mrs. Mor­ gan to the' girls, “ that I fo^ot that mustard-plaster last h igh t. M e asked me to mtakq t, but we were so bu«y jr i i i j u x i u u . J. It at once; your things are all [y, fortnnattlyi so that I can have ;tle breathing-space.” The 1 ' iieved ii a little breathing-spac©.^ The mustard was applied, and re- > degme the pain in the Ohest, but i t did not calm the pulse nor reduce the fever. Mrs. Morgan bathed the sufferer’a forehead, and felt disturbed and anxious. It seemed like something more than a passiny ailment—and yet, how could f give Up their party ? After trouble,rouble, thehe expense!pense! Itt was notot too be thought of. They should go early. like somettung more than a passing ailment—and yet, how could the girls give Up their party ? After all the t t ex I was n t be thought of. They should go early, and as soon as they were fairly out of the house s h e would send for the doc­ tor. By jnoon; she was afraid' to wait. The physiciau was summoned, and pronounced his patient in the utmost danger. The girls; were forced to give up their party; the vapory'Suisse and the weary,.overworked father was &t rest. The calam ity was overwhelm­ ing. No one, through all these years, had dreamed of such a thing; had ever imagined that he could do other­ wise than go on and on, wearing away life aod strength in his thankless servitude, yet still holding out to bear his burdens. Now he had laid them down, and some one-else must bear them in future. But first came the funeral. It was not extravagant, yet everything was suitable and handsome. There might have been a sort of grim satire to those who knew the family history, in the careful fulfillment of every requi­ site of the mournful occasion. Poor Mr. Morgan 1 His cloth had been threadbare, his linen shabby and worn, but the rosewood and silver plate of his last couch were unexcep­ tionable. When all was over, the widow aud her girls had leisure to study their position. The bills' came in, and the “ some how,” which look­ ed so practicable when the father had it to devise, proved a terrible problem to themselves. As for the funeral expenses, they were just met fay that to bring on that fatal illness. “ I f your poor father had only had the forethought to insure his life,” said Mrs. Morgan. “ Most men, situ­ ated as he was, would have looked ahead a little, and tried to secure something for their families. But that was never his way, you know.” “ What are we to do, mamma?” asked Adele. “ I can see nothing for us but to take in boarders. Portunately own the house, and w© could turn our furniture to better account in that way thaa to sell it.” \ 0 mother!” cried both the girls. There waa a world o f pain, remon- sfcri ■ • • J ewish B etrothal C ust < remarkable suit for breach of promise has recently been brought before the Baltimore courts, the details of which buoy w o io luOL UiOb UJ buab « • extra night-work which had helped u t custom among the to brine- on that fatal ill ness. tp l i s h Jews. The suit was brought by a Hebrew maiden named Yetta Mausinervitz against Isaac Mayloss, also a Hebrew, #10,000 damages be­ ing laid by the plaintiff. The a lleged engagement was by a,,symbolic be­ trothal, each taking hold of the ends of a handkerchief and pulling it, the signiBcation being tbat the parties are held or bound to each other, and sometimes, though not always, the words, “ We are bound,” or a similar phrase, are pronounced. A number of witnesses testified that such a cus­ tom of betrothal existed among ortho­ dox Polish Jews, though not among German Jews. It was proven that W a it a little while, at any rate,” suggested Adele. “ Cannot you make a visit somewhere for the summer? I could Stay with the Burnets for a few weeks. Perhaps ail may turn out better than you expect.” Mrs. Morgan shook her bead, know what you are thinking of, but I I d.on’t believe it is of any use. He would have been here long befor< now, i f he were in earnest. N o ,” she added bitterly, people in our cireum- stances must look to themselves for help. I used to think we had some foiends, but this trouble has driven them entirely out o f sight.” “ Still,” said Adele coaxingly, “ we ight try.” _ \ Well, since you wish it so much,” the mother conceded, “ Helen and I can make a short visit a t your Uncle Robert’s * only a short one, for we cannot afford to remain idle. But I warn you not to set vour heart on the result.” These forebodings were verified, red Lansing bad merely liked ciety of a pretty girl, or if he lagined deeper feelings, which sudden presence of calamity showed him to be really l ig h t and meaning- Ies8j none could say; but bis atten­ tions never were renewed. M rs. M or­ gan and Helen returned from their visit, and the dreaded step could ao longer be delayed.- A d e le s o t^ h t for music-scholars, her mother announcid -herself ready ,to receive boarders ; Helen would assist in household du­ ties. It did not follaw th a t they should succeed at once, ©Teu though they had given pride to the winds. Neither boarders nor music-scholars were to be had for the mere wishing. '*’here were days of anxious waiting; It in tim e th e roonus began to fill, and a few scholars were secured. Slow ly th e sm a ll profits flowed in. form presence up theii party ; the vapory'Suissd and the shining gauze hung side by side Ih the cloidt, while their owners alternately bewailed the loss of the i t became convenient to have tffe ice- evening’s pleasure, and, h alf terrified, cream charged; and this system once asked thamsolv^t hoW ail this w88 to begun, there wa» a temptation to add end ? , to the order various pleasant items! They were not long left in dOUbt. wbiob would not ha?u been thought After a week or two the fever sub|id- o f had payment accompanied the pur- ed; the moanings of pain were husked. applied upon those often did the three discouraged women look back upon the previous year with wonder a t their murmurings a n i discontent, W ha|.a comfortable sum now seemed thatTneome which they h^d formerly stigmatized as so p a ltry, so insufficient; how important in their' eyes looked that worn figure which had been passed over as o f such sm a ll account in the scheme of life. If father were only here again, they thought, they should know how to prize him. They could have what faith they liked in the value of such feelings, father did not return to test their Jong delayed regard. He slept quietly beneath his narrow mound, and they were left to fight the battle o f life as best they could without him. A SOFT-ABF8WBB. The husband was of quick temper, : and etten inconsiderate. They had not been married a year, when one day, in a fit of hasty wrath he said to his wifei “ I want n o correction from you. If you are not satisfied with my conduct, you Can return to' your home whence I took you, and find happiness with your kind.” “ I f I leave you,” returned the unhappy wife,\ will you give back that which I brought to youf’ “ Every dollar. I covet not your wealth, you shall have it ail back.” “ A h r she answered, \ I mean not tfae wealth of gold. 1 thought not of dross. I mean jny mai^ den beart—my first and only love---- my buoyant hopes, and the promised bleMings of my womanhood. Gan give these I d me f ’ A moment yott gii ofihouL taking ber to bis arms s “ Nn, no; iny * Wife, I oiQ not do that, hut I will do J iUght-*of convulsion^and then J ber to bis arms s “ Nn, no; iny HE BOUGHT HEE. A queer case has just transpired in Minnesota which presents several amusing features. Two young men living in adjacent counties became eu- lored of one and the same young la- _, and furthermore, the affections of theJady seemed to be about equally divided between the two. Hard words and Mows and flattery failed to settle the difficulty, when, as a last resort amored o f one dy, and furthe:rmore. le the Freeborn county man agreed to relinquish all his rights and t ill the foir damsel for tbe sum o f { The other chap could not see it.- .msel for tbe sum of .§100. chap could not see it.— Freeborn county showed a willingness to do the square thing by then offer­ ing to give #100 and take the fair * bride to himself. Steele county scorn­ ed th© offer, Freeborn raised the bid $125, but s till the other chap re- lined firm; S160 failed to reach a, but when the sum was raised to 30 it proved too much for him, and with despair in his voice, and the prospect of the little $160 in his eye, he cried out “ Take her?” A t this time the expectant bride stood look­ ing on, an indifferent spectator, ap- intly. • . ^ ' ly earing not whether Freeborn iele county finally came out aneaa. The winning man gave his note for $160, with the bride’s father as indorser, and the marriage took place without any unnecessary delay. And now we understand the parties propose to resist th© payment of the note, on the ground of “ no valm ceived.” ;he ground oi each other, they went through the of handkerchief-pulling ,74.«uouGD of several persons.' Tbe Judge instructed the jury that if such a custom existed among the Polish Jews, and if the eastern had been ob­ served by the parties, the contract of marriage need not be proven by iXpress words, but may be shown by acts, by frequent visits, and other sig­ nificant attentions. The jury hung Upon the ragged edge of the legal technicality for a while, and then found a verdict for the young lady who considered her affections blighted, and affixed the monetary value of the damages caused by the sad bligh t at one cent. It was a young lany white flounces woraai lan with as nd her as the planet Saturn has rings. She gave tbe music stool a whirl or two, luffed down in i t like a twirl of soap-suds in a ‘ ished up her cufis fig going to f ,Thdn ske and fluffed down in i t lik e a tw: hand basin. Thei er cufis as if she was ight for her champion’s belt, leu she worked her wrists and hands --to limber ’em I suppose— and spread out her fingers until they looked as though they would pretty much cover the key.board from the growling end down to the l ittle squeaky one. Then those two hands * Is of hers made a jump at the keys as i f they were a couple o f tigers coming dow ... „ _ ____ - a flock c_ black and white sheep and the piano jave a great howl as if its tail had ^ n trod upon. Head stop—so still you could hear your hair growing. Then another bowl as if the cow had two tails,- then a grand clatter and scramble and string of jumps up and down, back and forward, one hand over the other like a stampede of rats and mice more than anything I call masic.—O^ii/er Wendell Holmes. __ An English medical journal reports the accomplishment of the foat o f numbering the hairs o f tbe liead. It announces that there are from 160,000 to 200,000 hairs in a la­ dy’s head, and then computes their value by relating auducident which it says happened to Madame Nilsson, during her residence in New York ci­ ty, some time since. She was attend­ ing a fancy fair, when, an admirer asked her the price- of a single hair from her head. She replied $10, and in a few moments the Swedish song­ stress was surrounded by a crowd o f admirers, each one anxious to buy a hair at the same rate. The proceeds of this most remarkable sale were giv­ en to the cause of the fair. At the rate at which they were sold, the val­ ue of Madame Nilsson’s hair is $2,- 000,000. S uggestions for the S icje E dom . •Dr. Maurin'of the Paris hospitals, recommeuds.placing in the open win­ dows of invalids canvas well-wetted. As is known, water, in passing from a iiqnid to a gaseous state, absorbs calo­ rie. The fehemical process w ill lower in a few miuutes the temperatare ofa room h y five or s i x degrees, and the humidity distributed in the air makes the heat more supportable. By that system the paitents find themselves, even in the height of Summer, in an atmosphere refreshed, analogous to that which prevails after a storm, JKir A near-sighteffBostoa man was lately riding in a street car, when a lady opposite bowed to^him. He re­ turned the bow, raised \his hat, smiled sweetly, and was just wondering who she .was, when she came over and whispered in his ear, “ O h ! I ’ll fix [ for this, old man!” Th wuvj J. uau nuir uo v«w * itm * MV s , ^2^ thi^ old man. Then he moi»; I will keep them henceforth knew it was Ms Wife. unsullied and unpained. I cherifth your bitesifigi as my ©wn, aud never Some ever thirsty bummer agaitt, Gfod helping m e , w ill I forget has paraphrased th e heautifol seati- the pledge I gave atthe holy altar went of a popular song as follows; when y o u gave y o u r peace a n d h a p p i- “ O h, y o u ’l l never m iis th© lager t ill nefss to my keapiJig ” the k egjuns dry

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