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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C JANUARY 2, 1879.
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All kind ef Flews and CatHap, 31X7
XXaterUls, Furmit ire, tte.
riTTOBOnO', If CAB.
C. P. Cbac.
Cicada, with her little stov,
Waa frying frlttera aeath the tree:
The slullng aoUe throogh all the grove
Waa wafted by the summer breeie.
The tempting edora that were spread
Lured all the creatures of the wood,
Who eat amid the boughs o'erhead,
Or roundher In a circle stood.
Each begged a fritter of the maid,
Who frowned and whirled her little bror m.
"Cook your own dinners. Oo t" she said.
"For idlers I've bo food nor room."
A hungry fairy, through the wood,
Came to Cicada's kitchen door.
Disguised la a gray pilgrim's hood :
She seemed so weary and so poor.
"O dear Cicada, giro to me
A little, little food, I pray,
And let me eat It 'neath this tree,
I've wandered hungry all the day."
"No, no be off!" Cicada said,
And stormed, and knit her angry brow.
"I'll not give you food or aid.
No idle beggars I allow."
"No Idle tramp am I, my dear ;
I spend my time In useful work,
And many a night I guard you here
While bears and wolves around you lurk.
And once I aursed your mother old
When she was very ill aad weak,
80, dear Cicada, do not scold ;
Bot grant the little boon I seek."
"Be off, I say !" the maiden screamed,
And drove ber out and banged the door.
Alas ! alas ! she little dreamed
The puniflbment for ber In store.
Tbe angry fairy waved ber wand
And changed ber to a locust there.
And ever since, through all the land,
Hr race Ibis Insect's body wear.
Aod in the August bot and still,
Their sizzling swells upon tbe breeze,
Aod all tbe loeusts, as they trill,
Seem frying fritters la tbe treee.
Anywhere, everywhere, something to do !
Something for we, and something for you !
Work for the hand and work for the head,
Work for the winning of daily bread.
Never a day dawns but brings Its own task ;
What, only for you and for me Is to ask ;
sfamie are chosen to sweep and others to spin,
Some to sow, some to reap, while some gather In.
Some must build ships, and some guide the helm,
Mome fashion onr garments, and some rule the r.alm ;
Some must fell forest, some the broad field must till,
Koine piil nt and some rarve, some grind at the mill.
Home must buy and some sell, some traverse the sea ;
Home God's preacher and Judges and singers must
Let each to his taskwork list for the call
Christ worked, and the Father works high ever all
Home work In the shadow and some in the sun,
Some in joy, some In pain ; but the Master Is one
Calllngall to their tasks, portioning each his reward,
As he ceases his toll at the word of his Lord.
Work while the day lasts, work with a will ;
Soon will the night come, when all will be still ;
sweet win it lie, at the set of the sun,
To hear from the Master the welcome. "Welldone!
THE HOOD AND CLOAK.
Tt was two days before Christmas,
chilly without, but warm within ; and so,
negligently reclining upon a sofa, I read
contented to let the world manage its
own holidays, ho long as I was sure of
mine, But just then I was disturbed; a
note had been left for me at the door.
Quickly my eyes ran over the tiny sheet,
so closely filled with its delicate running
cbirography; but the news I wanted was
not there. Vexed, I tossed the gilt-edged
messenger to the opposite end of the
lounge, and sank into a half true, half
improbable speculation, upon the Incon
stancy of man.
"Of all the unsatisfactory creatures
upon the earth, young doctors stand par
excellence." This was my exclamation;
and for a while, I rather encouraged the
disappointed feelings the note had aroused.
"Taking the entire class, I do think they
are the most stupid set in existence." But
here I paused; for, looking up, I met the
clear, calm depths of Aunt Martha's eyes.
I did not like the rebuke they silently
conveyed, so continued, determinedly:
"But, auntie, I really do think sol"
"That the graduates from every medical
college in the land are a set of heartless
heathen only fit to take their own
But she gently shook her head.
"You don't include him in that sweep
ing assertion, do you ?"
"Indeed I do, then; he is the most
heartless of them all, and what's more
"Hush, hush, child! Don't say what
you may live to regret."
"Regret!" There was all tbe contempt
of my nature accented upon that one
word. Good Aunt Martha seated herself
"Now. Hattic, what Is it so provok
ing?" "It's enough to provoke any one. Wait,
though, till 1 tell you." And I continued
growing more vexed, as I recited my
troubles. "Last week Dr. Hope invited
me to the sleighing party for to-morrow
night, which is Christmas eve. Every
thing is splendid, all our set are going,
and we never had so fine sleighing before.
But the doctor is not to be found; he has
left town, without a word to any one
gone, nobody knows where; and what is
worse, there is not one bit of an apoloev
"But you are unreasonable he might
have been called unexpectedly ?'
"Yes, there it is; unexpectedly, or sud
denly, or some other excuse, covers all
the shortcomings of these sons of Escula
pius. I'm heartily tired of it. As to
waiting for his return, I'll not do it, but
accept Ned's invitation this evening."
"O, I wouldn't!" broke in Aunt Martha,
upon this tirade. "You may be sure he'll
come, if he can; and even if he shouldn't,
I would stay at home."
"Yes, and have it said I didn't join the
party because the doctor was away."
"And 'twould be the truth, wouldn't
"It sha'n't be, for I'm feeing!" And I
picked up the note and threw myself back
on the luxurious cushions, more tumbled
than ever less because I had spoken
words I did not believe of a good man,
than that I was sorry for them as soon as
Aunt Martha laughed ; this was the drop
in the overflowing cup, and my slipper
leat an angry note upon the carpet After
a few moments silence, she left the room;
while I, for appearance's sake, lifted the
open volume still lying flee downward
beside me, and feigned to read. Soon
some one entered.
"Hattie dear," it was Aunt Martha's
gentle (ones, "I'm going out now; if you
have purclutses to make, I'll attend to
The memorandum I had already pre
pared; so springing lightly up the broad
steps, from my room I brought my porte
monnaie and dropped it over the balus
trade into the hands upturned to receive
"You'll not see me again till tea-time.
Good-by! I'll try to find the doctor."
And then the street door closed, and I
Walking back to my chamber, I paused
before Aunt Martha's door. It was un
fastened, and pushing it open, I entered.
There was something of the owner's spirit
pervading this room. I always felt more
calm and quiet here, and now its gentle,
sunny influence soothed the inward chaf
ings. I walked to the window; but the
still falling snow brought too vividly the
memory of my disappointment;and, turn
ing away, my eyes fell upon the writing
desk, whecein lay secrets I longed to see
revealed. The drawer was fastened, but
upon the floor, with the draught of the
register rustling its unclasped leaves, was
the treasure I had so long coveted, Aunt
Martha's journal. She had evidently
lieen writing for the still undried ink ac
counted for its appearance. Four hours
were safely mine. Bounding to the hall,
I ordered that no one should be admitted,
that I was engaged until tea-time. Then
locking the door, I took this diary of a
woman's hopes and fears, and with a feel
ing almost of veneration, I thought of
those leaves whereon lay the working of
a human heart the hidden mysteries of a
human life And opening the book, I
"Nov. 1st. Eighteen to-morrow. Her
lfcrt says I am not dignified, because I
helped Charlie fasten his windmill to the
gate post. He inquired if it was my new
bonnet, or tne new minister, which made
me so anxious to attend church to-morrow.
I did not tell him though both had a
share, apart from really wishing to go the
day I am eighteen. I am glad it falls
upon the holy Sabbath.
"Nov. 2nd. What a day of excitement
it has been! When I arose, the morning
was beautiful; the whole air seemed
redolent of the sacred Sabbath. I thought
to spend the hours quietly, that I might
looit into my Heart, and on this, my eigh
teenth birthday, root out the evil and up
hold the good; but the morning, like the
budding promise of womanhood, deceived
us. Herbert took me to church with his
new colt. The sermon was suited to my
wants; it refreshed and strengthened the
spirit. Coming home, Herbert was as
merry as ever, though I fancied he did
not like me to praise so highly the hand
some young minister, for he asked me
abruptly what I thought of Dr. Grove,
whom he presented. And when I replied J
scarcely noticed him ; he said I was just like
the rest, and struck the colt. But just
then, we were turning to the house; and
the wind striking Charlie's windmill, the
noise and whip gave Pedro a start, and he
uptl us over the gate post. Dear Her
bert was taken up much stunned; and for
awhile, the death angel hovered over our
dwelling. Fortunately Dr. Grove had
seen the accident, and came to our assist
ance. I do not think papa was pleased to
have so young a physician; but Herbert is
his friend,' and will have no other. He
remains all night, for fear of fever.
"Nov. 7th. Herbert is slowly improv
ing; the fever has at last abated, and the
immediate danger is past. Dr. Grove
scarcely leaves his side, and has almost
become one of the family. It is to his
exceeding care we owe our brother's life.
Mr. Dalton, too, has been very attentive,
comingevery day to inquire for the sick,
and offer assistance. Indeed the whole
village seems alive in kindness towards
'Dec. 10th. Now that Herbert 13 out
of danger, I almost dread his gradual re
covery; for with bis returning strength,
we shall see less of the doctor, who is
preparing to leave us. I wish Herbert
would not tease me so much about Mr.
Dalton, especially in Dr. Grove's pres
ence, for he is sure to look so at me that
the crimson blood will mount, regardless
of every effort; and Herbert always adds,
'that blush confirms it.' This morning,
when he asked me to delay my walk that
he might accompany me, Herbert coolly
remarked, 'Dalton will be in;' but as I
readily acquiesced, he seemed satisfied,
and answered, 'then both can be tetter
spared.' We went to the mill race; for
once I could be myself in the doctor's
presence, and never did I enjoy his com
pany so well. He seemed equally pleased,
and we agreed to go to tbe pond to-mor
row. When we reached home, Mr.
Dalton stood at tbe gate, waiting our
return. I did not notice, at the time,
that tl.e doctor hardly returned his quiet
bow. For me life was so bright, that I
would have met any living object kindly;
and I stood, for a moment, and spoke with
him. He gave me a bunch of late chrys
anthemum, and I passed into the sick
room, still holding them in my hand.
Herbert noticed them, for he laughed,
exclaiming, that it was too bad to go to
walk with one gentleman, and wait till I
fot home for another to give me flowers.'
'he cloud gathered in the doctor's face;
this time I dwelled it. Taking a glass, I
placed them in water by the bedside,
saying we would all enjoy their beauties.
When I looked up, the smile had come
back, the shadow flown.
"Dec. 11th. A rainy dayl Nothing
but rubber boots and oil suits could ven
ture out. Our walk, of course, was given
up. This morning, while in the breakfast-room
alone. Dr. Grove entered. He
came and stood beside me in the window,
both watching the storm without. I said,
hardly above my breath Isn't it too
"'The earth wanted the rain,' he an
swered. ' 'But I wanted my walk.' I felt very
much like outing.
"How the sunshine swept over his
'"Do you really feel disappointed?' he
" 'Indeed I do, and this ugly rain has
"In a moment he said, slowly 'I am
glad it rains.'
" 'O ' I began; but something in his
eyes taught mine to fall.
"Then, as steps approached, he added:
'It tells me you enjoyed our walk yester
day, even though you gained no flowers.'
And he passed from the room.
"Why will Herbert tease any one that
is so sensitive?
"Dec. 14th. What has come over
Herbert ? To day he taxed me with flirt
ingand flirting, too, with the Rev.
Mark Dalton! When I asked if the cloth
was exempt from such follies, be said be
didn't care, but it troubled Frank
Troubled Frank Grove! It is good to
me if any art of mine is remembered by
"Dec. 15th. Herbert is certainly turn
ing to an old maid. Mr. Dalton brought
me a long wished -for poem this morning,
and tacause I told him how much I
thanked him, Herbert has taken me to
task for it. ' '
"fou expressed nibre than you felt,
because Frank was here he said.
V Very true,' I replied.
"'O, Mattie' these are his very words
why will you do,so? Frank is so
sensitive, he will never declare his love
while you are so perverse.'
"I laughed? 'If he don't dare to face
the laydi' fatre, he has an able advocate.
Do tell me, Herbert Is the doctor really
interested?' . . .
' 'Here mamma came in. I imagine she
saved me a lecture. That boy, I really
believed, thought I would at once make
an acknowledgment, and forever give up
all gentlemen's attention; at least, he
looked so. I could never bear his teasing,
were he to know the truth.
Dec. 18th. To-night we are to have a
grand sleigh-ride. Well for me I have a
slight cold, so that I could consistently
refuse Mr. Dalton 's invitation. As to
Herbert's opinion of Dr. Grove's admira
tions, It surely is false, for, according to
all stories, he being the starter of the en
terprise, should at least ask if I were
going. But we have neither exchanged
a word on the subject, nor has Herbert
mentioned it. My mind is well exercised
as to whom is the favored lady. After
tea, I took my netting up stairs, and re
leased mamma from her attendance upon
Herbert. He seemed surprised, when I
told him I should remain at home; but a
peculiar smile rested within his eyes.
That look I understood a half hour
later, when the opening 4oor admitted Dr.
Grove. He seemed astonished at my
presence, while Herbert's curiosity gained
complete victory, and he would know
why we both were at heme.
' 'Never mind me, ' the doctor answered ;
'all could not leave you. But I can't ac
count for Miss Mattie, unless Mr. Dalton
forgot to prepare his next sermon or is
unexpectedly called to some wedding.'
"But 1 answered, gaily: It's more pro
liable he enjoys a sleigh-ride to-night.'
"After a moment of thought, Dr. Grove
said to me:
" 'I understood you were to go with
Dalton. Indeed, he toll me he had in
"Very quietly I answered:
" 'He had not probably received my an
swer, when he told you.'
"But it was a good evening, withal,
and we enjoyed it.
"Dec. 19th. Herbert teased me not a
little to-day for remaining at home last
night. He said the doctor staid, because
he thought I was to go with another.
Very foolish in him, but it turned much
to my enjoyment. What spirit possesses
me, sometimes, to trouble him? To-day,
for instance, when Mr. Dalton called, he
alluded to my absence, and was pleased
to say I was much missed. I said it was
indeed to be regretted, but that I might
have added to my cold. Did Frank
Grove believe that my real excuse? He
"Dec. 23d. For the past three days,
the storm has raged with mad violence.
Neighbors are parted by fac simile repre
sentations of the Arctic lands. Everything
not of reasonable height is lost beneath
the soft, still covering. Here we have
spent delightful days. Dr. Grove was
never half so entertaining as now. 1
should be less a woman did I not know,
though no word has confirmed it, that the
love of his heart is mine. Those charm
ing little attentions he pays me are cer
tainly calculated to make one self-satisfied.
Papa and mamma exchange knowing
glances I don't much like.
"Dec 24. Herbert is down in the sitting-room.
Dr. Grove expects, every mail,
to be summoned to join his sister s wed
ding party, with which he travels south.
Yesterday, when he left, he a&ked if I
were engaged this afternoon at four; I was
not, and he said he could not call again
till then, and he hoped much I would be
at home. This morning, Sue sent me a
note; she was going with Annie and 31 r.
Dalton to visit old Miss Marrows. Would
I take the extra seat? we should be home
by two. This is our annual Christmas
visit; still, but for the look in Herbert's
eyes, I would not have gone. It was past
the appointed hour when we started.
Herbert persisted that I ought not to go;
but they promised to be back, and 1
would not give in. The road proved bad.
There was more than we expected to be
done for the poor soul. Hours slipped,
and when we re-entered, the broad street
lamps brightly burning shone , from the
tall posts, and tbe clock struck six as I
bung my blanket shawl on tbe hat-rack.
Herbert looked grave when he saw me;
but it was mamma who told me Dr. Grove
had been punctual that he seemed disap
pointed at my alienee and had called
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twice at me uwr, miaiuiw tut wjr rv
"Dec. 25th. Christmas, with its green
garlands and happy faces, is with us. To
me. it comes with !no Imerriment. This
morning, mama brought me a package; I
knew the writing, and opened it in my
own room. It proved to lie a book, and on
the fly-leaf was written A merry Christ
mas ana a una lareweii to miss Mattie.
F. G.v Then I knew he had left us.
turned the leaves, but the letters mingled,
and I read no word. A note slipped from
between its pages, and there I read of tbe
heart I had lost no, thrown away. And
now he had lett us, never to return.
Called to take the night train, while L
with merry mingling of bells, had entered
the village, he, with a sad heart and the
shriek of the whistle, had passed out One
sentence I did not like. He writes:
shall have no correspondent in the village,
for I could not bear to hear your name
connected with another; yet I will wish
you all happiness.' He is a good friend,
and a worthy man. And be adds: 'Our
life walk will unite no more on earth.
May I only so live, that in heaven I may
meet you!' These words shall be my
pole star; there, where no suffering comes,
we will not be parted. On Christmas eve
will I search my heart, to bind the good
in sheaves and cast out the chaff. May I
be able to say, each year, this has been
better than the last' Afterwards, I went
down to Herbert, and placed the letter in
his hand. When he had read it, he drew
me to him.
"'My poor Mattie,' he said, 'we must
try to forget him.'
" 'No,' I answered, 'rather let his name
be sacred between us.'
It was growing dusk, and I turned the
leaves to close the journal, when my
glance rested upon tbe darker ink of that
day. These sentences seemed to rise up
and meet my eye:
"Nine years ago to-morrow, my trial
came to me. Dear Hattie trembles upon
the brink whereon I slipped. May she be
spared the sorrow that has chastened
and humbled this heart! May her life
be one of greater happiness and beauty!"
I laid the volume as I had found it; but
within my heart dwelt a clearer knowl
edge of life's duties, and of woman's mis
sion. 1 trembled at the sameness of our
destiny, and determining that the gay
party should go without my presence, I
descended to the parlor.
As I carelessly swung backward and
forward, in the comfortRhl. rrvlrfna.
chair, waiting Aunt Martha's return
home. Cousin Kate enlnrml. Aiwa ex
changed greetings, I saw that she was
troubled, and asked what it was that an
"Hot much," she answered. "I've
brought home that nubia you sent me for
"But vou'll need It. If k' lib. t.
liut she shook her head.
"I'm not going."
All Summer. Kate hail lifn pnnAneA in
the bedside of an invalid mother, deprived
for the season of all our amusements, and
the oartV Was entirely on her awninr
and so I told ber.
"Don't. Hattie 1" she haM: and the t.r
filled her eyes. "I know it all, and I want
to KO SO much! But thenM nn nna tit tv
"Her brother is to be married. No. T
can't go! '
"Yes you can." Glad was I of any ex
cuse fur remaining at liim. nrl horn
offered a golden opportunity for doing i
good. '"I'm not going," 1 answered her
look oi wonder. "Tell Wilson to call for
me, as the party passes, and he can bring
me back in the same way."
"No buts run home and get ready!"
I OUShed her toward the ilnnr- lmt tint
before I saw another tear-dron trlintn on
her cheek, this time for gladness.
The next day was what such days should
be the crowning efforts of a dying year.
I had not told Aunt Martha my intentions;
but as I saw her anxious look, I answered
"No. I'm not trointr. I sit with aunt.
that Kate may go."
She nodded her approval, and I knew
she was contented. The hours, like all
hours, whether ladenwith pleasure or pain,
passed evenly onward, and evening greeted
us. I was all ready when Wilson called.
Aunt Martha kissed me, as she clasped my
furs, and murmured:
"You are right now, my child." Ah,
little did we imagine how a jealous love
could pervert the act
"Not ready yet!" That was my ex
clamation, as I entered aunt's chamber,
for Kate stood by the grate as quiet as
though sleighrides were tabooed. "Hurry,
i. . i
cuuui wuere are your inings; itere, laae
my cloak? it was made for such occa
sions." And I threw the warm plaid ovro
As 1 drew her book and eve toiwiher
under her rosy chin, she said:
"it isn't right leaving you here."
"Yes it is: it's alwavs a orivilefre to
stay with aunt. So hurry off, and give us
a long evening! '
When the stillness of the night air
brought to us the last cadence of the
1. s : ... T ...11 . tA -
uuuuiug ueus, x ioiu aunt now it came
that I wished to remain, and of readinir
"Martha has been true to her first love,"
lll ltnuWfK4l' "and f!hriirfmiui ov ia.Au.
voted to his memory and the reviewal of
i. . .. ... . i . i
iici uKart prugrum in ii preuenuneu
work of good. By much suffering, has
she been purified; meekly she accepted
ner cross, ana great must oe iter re
ward." Then we talked of other matters, and
the evening gliding unconsciously away,
brought the return of the oartv. A merrv
word here and there to the occupants of
the sleighs, and again seated by my gal
lant conductor, we sped onward towards
home. With much ado over the shortness
of our ride, he assisted me to alight; and
with merry adieus we parted. As
turned to answer with saucy retort the
worded bonbon he had thrown me, I saw
the dark outline of a man beneath the op
posite trees. The shadow upon the snow
seemed the figure of the doctor. Was I
Two miles from Wellflcet was the rail
road station; and here, on Christmas eve,
alighted weary travellers homeward
bound. Sleiirhs stood in readiness for nas-
sengers, and many a Jehu cracked his
long whip, in expectation of tbe Christ
mas fee. As two gentlemen stepped upon
the platform, the slight form of a lad at
tracted their attention, while the younger
of the two addressed him.
"Ah, James! I hardly expected you."
"I've been to the train, sir, every night
since you left"
"Glad to see me, then? That's right
Get the trunks, now, while we stow
A moment more, and they were gliding
over the icy road, leaving far behind the
lights of Wheatly station. Near to the
town, the passing current brought to their
ears tne dashing sound or bells; and care
fully James turned aside his horses, cut
ting new tracks on the pathless snow, and
waited their approach. Gaily the party
came on, and as they passed, kindly
salutations greeted the occupants of the
doctor's sleigh. With a smile to all, he
returned their cordial welcome; save once,
when, for a moment he thought he recog
nized the hood and cloak of Hattie Morris.
But as quickly came the remembrance
UUW ii&C UUC IAJ BUVU1CI ll UH1ICB BpillUGl
seemed, and the momentary pain van
"Hurry home, James! I'll overtake
them yet" And soon the noble steed
stood quietly at the hotel steps. Here,
turning to his silent companion, he asked
"When shall you can?"
"Not to-night; leave me alone, and to
morrow, God willing, we will go to
Ushering him into his own quiet parlor,
with a. "good night" Dr. Hope left him;
and bounding down the long stairs, once
more drew the bunalo robes around him.
Taking the reins in his own hands, he
passed to another street As he drew his
horse's prancing step into a moment's
quiet gait before a plain stone building.
a companion balled him.
'Too late, doctor."
"They were off half an hour ago."
"I could overtake them, if an hour
"I knew your Hero can't be beat, but
Where's your lady?" He saw the doctor's
glance, as it rested upon tne windows op
posite, and he answered it. "Hattie Mor
ns went wun the rest."
The doctor started: he remembered the
hood and cloak.
"You didn't Milrinone he wa trnlnc in
lose the ride on vour itcnotint? Come take
me in! I'm the one left."
"No!" answered the young man. "I
sha'n't ao: but vou are welcome to the
sleigh." And handing him the reins, he
stepped upon the pavement.
With a "much obliged, vou'd better
CTO." the nthfll rtrrtva nW- ittMa iUa flnnfnf
torn with jealousy, determined to watch the
rteurn, and with his own eye verify the re
port. Hours long, dreary hours to him
had passed, when the mingling of merry
laughter and merrier bells proclaimed
their annroneh. All hut niio iwnt mut.
the stone house. Well he knew the girlish
form mat bounded so lightly to the door,
and in her own clear, rino-mtf tone., he
heard W. answer to the remark of her
"You are miieh miataken T never en.
joyed an evening better."
-ssot one regret lor me, he thought.
Well, it is bet ter to find it out bo. than to
have been refused to-morrow." And the
doctor passed homeward, in vain trying to
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ruo out irom nis nean s taoiet tne lace and
lorm so long engraven there.
Tt waa nearlv eleven, and nn f!tiriaf innu
mornincr. that. Aunt Muiiln anil t ua uro
talked cosilv in the parlor, were somewhat
startled by the announcement of two
gentlemen callers. One was the doctor,
the other a fine-looking man of thirty
seven. My aunt must have seen dif
ferently, for she turned deathly pale,
and sank back in her chair. Only this I
saw, for obeying tne doctor's motion, 1
followed him to the study. Then I linked
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'wiw is lie
"Mv uncle. Frank Grove, who ap
parently procured me an office in Wheatly,
that I might practice medicine, but in re
ality to find if Martha Morris liad ever
With the name, a rush of memory
swept my heart, and I knew this to be her
reward; that henceforth her trials were
ended. For himself, Dr. Hope was on
his dignity, nor once did he unbend all
that evening, lie asked how l enjoyed
my ride, and I answered, "greatly."
"I saw you when you alighted," he
"Ah. then that was t ou opposite! When
did you come?"
"in the last train. I could have gone
to tbe sleighing!" How coldly, and with
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"Did you call'" 1 aked.
"No. I knew you had gone."
After tliift. -we till ked in monoHvllableK
until summoned to the parlor, where 1
was presented to Dr. Grove. It was a
merry Christmas dinner we enjoyed that
day, for, in spite of Dr. Hope's grave face,
I could not but sympathize in the calm,
deep happiness oi tne eiuer memoera oi
am we sat togeiiier, uie next evening.
Dr. Grove called me to him.
"iiattie," he mMl, ir lruiy wo hail
become faht friends, "we want a wedding
at New Year's. Can you get Aunt Mar
"Yes, indeed I can."
"That is right," be continued. "Mar
tha and I have lost some of our best years
by foolishness, just as 1 am afraid that
nephew of mine is doing now. I f you can
help him out of those blues, do."
"Shall 1?" I said, roguishly; for very
well I knew what the doctor believed.
So half in fun, half in earnest 1 ad
vanced; and holding out my hand, said
"Dr. Hope, I didn't go to that ride on
He took my hand; I think he would
have said I saw you, but 1 added:
"1 sat with aunt that Kate might go,
but returned home with the party."
He looked pleased. Then said slowly
"But the hood and cloak?"
Half provoked, I ran back to Dr.
See!" I said; ' I've done my best and
yet he questions me."
Later in tbe evening, as I passed the
doctor's chair, I bent down and whispwed
' 'Kate wore them 1"
How those words lifted the dark elouds,
and sent the sunlight of love flooding his
whole heart, I knew afterwards, when,
standing together in tbe library window,
we talked of a double wedding at New
Year's that should have for its grooms
two doctors. m m mr
A singular case of destitution has
just come to light at Westfield, Mass.
A few days since a medicine peddler
and wife, giving evidence of respect
ability, arrived in that town and en
gaged a room with a good family. The
man went out every day peddling hia
medicine from house to house without
success, and at night would return
bringing a few apples in bis bug, and
would remark to hit landlady incident
ally that his wife was very fond of
baked apples, and wouldn't she please
to bake them in her oven. Finally the
woman was taken dangerously ill, and
on investigation it was found that the
couple were wholly without means for
support, and nothing but a few baked
apples bad been their daily diet since
their advent into the place, and al
though actually in a starving condi
tion, they were too proud to allow it to
be known. They were suitably cared
Mr. Corcoran, the Washington
banker, whohasjnst presented to the
State of Louisiana an historical paint
ing of the battle of New Orleans, in an
accompanying note says that he pur
chased the picture to adorn the Cor
coran Gallery at Washington, but be
lieving the place of Jackson's great vic
tory to be the proper place for tbe paint
ing, he gives the picture to Louisiana
as a fitting tribute to the memory of
Mr. Lewis Swift, the Rochester
astronomer, after a careful examina
tion, has decided tliat, during the re
cent eclipse, four iutra-mercurial plan
ets were discovered, and that the two
found by ProfesSor Watson are distinct
from those discovered by himself. The
fact, if it be so, cannot be verified du
ring the lifetime of the discoverer, but
he is willing that his belief shall be
made a matter of record,
Twenty young composers are com
peting for a prize of G00O francs ($1200,
offered by the widow of Rossini. The
award will soon be made,
The San Francisco Bulletin says
that about 280 tons of grapes were
shipped from California to Philadelphia '
during the past season.
-It is intended to erect a statue of
Rabelais in the city of Tours, and
French sculptors have been invited to
compete for the commission to execute
The tmhliraLtlnn of OA newNiionera
and 88 book i has teen prohibited since
the promulgation of the anti-socialist
law in Germany, and the dissolution of
102 societies ordered.
A gentleman in Boston has just
presented to the public library of that
city the sum of $1000, which is to be
funded, and the income therefrom ex
pended in the purchase of books relat
ing to American history.
Great Britain last year imported
bushels, with a money value of $7,738,
825. This is an increase since 1860 of
2,370,781 bushels, showing that the
consumption in eighteen years has mul
A little Portland (Me.) boy under
took to play doctor last Thursday, and
gave a liberal dose of creosote to a play
mate, which would have resulted seri
ously had not more extierienced medi
cal aid been summoned. As it is, the
little patient is now confined to his
A London cab-driver, who had
been thrown from his vehicle by a col
lision and his skull fractured, was
taken up, tried, convicted, and fined
for being drunk, and then he died, and
a coroner's jury discovered that he had
not been drunk at all, but only fatally
injured by the accident.
During the last war oi)4,U00 Rus
sian soldiers poured down through
Rotimania into Turkey, Of these, 58,
800 were sent back by rail wounded
and 62,150 ill, 31,000 sick went home to
Odessa by sea, 2,000 are still in hos
pital. 31,000 laid their bones in Rou
mania, and 09,000 perished in Bulgaria.
A police sergeant has been mur
dered at St. Helen's, England, under
peculiar circumstances. Hemetatramp
in the streets and began to question
him. The man said he had come from
Liverpool, whereupon the sergeant put
out his hand as if about to make an
arrest. The man immediately raised a
pistol and shot the sergeant through
the head, killing him almost instantly.
The murderer then ran away before
any of the bystanders recovered suf
ficiently from their astonishment and
horror to prevent his escape.
Mia Klkington, daughter of the
head of the celebrated Ixmdon house of
that name, recently presented to the
Princess of Wales a bouquet of real
(lowers, the leaves and petals of which
have been indued by means of four dis
tinct processes of electric-metallurgy
with a coating of as many different
metals gold, silver, copper and iron.
A smaller bunch of flowers, all gilt,
and half a century old, is preserved
under a glass case in the Queen's drawing-room,
presented by the Duke of
A gentleman living near Calcutta
has discovered, says the Timen of Iwlifi,
a new practical use for the microphone,
which promises to render it useful in
the detection of crime. Having for
some time missed oil from his godown.
fie fixed up a microphone near the oil
cans, carrying the wire up stairs to his
bedroom, and after the house had been
closed for the night, sat up to await
tfie result. He was not long waiting
before he heard the clinking of bottles,
followed by the gurgling sound of
liquid being poured from one receptacle
to another. Hastening down he caught
his bearer JUxjrarUe delict, filling small
bottles with oil for easy conveyance
from the iiremises.
Statistics compiled by the Paris
police show that since May last only a
tittle more than a quarter of a million
of foreigners have entered that city.
Of these about 13,000 were Americans,
despite the common notion that forty
or fifty thousand went over to the Ex
hibition. Paris shopkeepers say the
Americans are not what they used to
be. They ask the price of things, and
grumble if too much is asked, very
much like other people. The receipts
of the exposition were $2,530,749, $400,
000 more than when it was last held in
that city, but almost $1,300,000 short
of our Centennial success at Pnila
Across the Atlantic distress and
discontent among the lower orders are
growing more wi le-spread every day.
.Strikes, lock-outs, want and starving
turbulence prevail in Great Britain
among the laboring classes to an al
most unprecedented extent, while mili
tary oppression, wielded by the Man of
Iron, cannot suppress the cries of dis
tress and the execrations of discontent
in broad Grrmany. Throughout mon
archial Europe there is an ever-present
dread of a vast so3ialistic conspiracy
w:iose primary aim is the assassination
of sovereigns, with the ultimate view
of establishing some kind of Utopian
republic, where everybody will be as
good as everybody else, and a great deal
The old Duke of Norfolk the
Prince Regent's Duke of Norfolk was
wont to dress very shabbily, and, it is
said, thought twice before washing
himself. He strolled late one evening
into the coffee-room of the Old Hum
mums, in Covent Garden, and ordered
dinner and a cucumber. It was the
middle of winter. The waiter a new
one mistrusting the looks of the guest,
went to confer with the landlord.
There's that sliabby old fellow," he
said, "has ordered a cucumber, and
you know, sir. that they're half a
guinea apiece in tbe market." The
landlord peeped round the corner of his
little private hatch, recognized his
customer, rubbed his hands, and said
to his servitor, "A cucumber. John?
A cucuniberlf Yes, John, give him