VOL. IV. THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY N. CU APRIL 17, 1873.
NO. 31.YVUOLE SO. 871
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Down . down, into the deep !
Into the ocean's iw.
Hitting, with foamy lip.
The swallow the freighted fhip
Like a lamb in eagle's claw.
Borne off with oue fell swep !
Don, down, into the deep !
Tf ' ! ' - -
'Sniji ac the lightning glare. , it
In the black midnight air.
Came tn great, throe? of pain.
Torp. witlt the cruel rock ; ,
R' niiwiih the fearful shock ;
Cretikjing in every chain ;
Cordage rope snapped in twain :
Down, with agonized leap !
Down the nnfathomad deep !
Wbtjre are tbe loved we knew ?
The gentle, the brave", the true ?
Lips we we iv wont to kiss ?
'Tomtits we s'.alhever miss?
I ! earts that were yesterday ours t
Dead like tbe frosted flowers.
'Neath the remorseless ware.
Swiftly is cleft tbeir grave.
At in dnight was heard a cry i
"Th bridegriMim draweth nigh !
Go yjj;, your king t meet ;
Forth;, iu the nixht and sleet ;
Forti . wibout piayer stay !
Past s the time to pray."
On, let sweet merey draw
The Veil in trembling awe ;
Give throbbing spirits rest."
And k-hisper. "They are blest-'
Else-would our sorrowing fears
Melt all life iu tears.
From the New York World.
NEW YORK 01TY IN DARKNESS.
Gas Men on a Strike.
Notwithstanding the announcement yes
terday (Sjunday) moruing that a "strike"
had occurred in the works of the New
York Gas light Company, many persons
were surprised last evening by the sudden
darkness which settled down noon that
portion of the city lying below Grand
atreet. For the past forty-six years this
city lias been abundantly supplied with
light by Its various gas companies, and lo
he thus and de uly drifted hack to a period
only to be remembered by those who have
passed the meridian of life, was not a lit
tle startling. People looked wondeiingly
at each other, aud in a helpless way ejacu
lated : ''Why, the cas is going out." It !
wa? oiilviwlien the darkness incrensr-d to
such a tiegree as to render the pursuit of
any occupation impossible, that thry be
gan to fefl tbe necessity ol procuring some
subsntultrfor that upon
come to (Ci)n?ider as
light as the sun ifse
dated as any which
when, searching for bis losWch.irm,
tic onerea "new lamps tor old, were drag
ged from their dusty depositories and
r i a , ii, Ft
made to jdo service 6;;ce again. Candles
of Adamantine wax, or sperm, and indeed
even mul'Mdefpised udipa" weren.vious
ly songlit for in out-of-the-way cupboards
amid fojrgotten debris. Bottles, boxes,
potatoepf tin plates, and even shells of the
succulent oyster were eageily seif nl upou
and converted into impromptu candle
sticks tq assist iu warding off what threat
ened soon to become little less than Egyp
In ihe streets the scene was djmal in
the extreme. The street lamps, where
they still burned at all, shed only so much
light a served to make the darkness visi
ble, and! to make matters worse a dense
fog, accompanied hy penetrating drizzle,
had settled down upon the city and was
drifting! through the nlmoct deserted
thoroughfares. Standing in Chatham
Square. for instance, where the energetic
i lV.tr: s of godless shop-keeper still kept
up some how of brightness, and gazing
down tlje streets which radiate from that
point, tljie scene presented w;ie one of des
olation, f The d irk outlines ol buildings
on titliejr side s'retching away into the
eoml rt? tui.-ts aud fading ii. to the dim em
bhtnee of phiiuton forms s.-rved to impress
one w ill) the vnj.1 e eease of d'-cad. Solemn
policemen pact d op ai d down through the
gloom, And the lew p-d 'Straus w ho had
ventured out made ludicii-n efforts to
steer clear of one another, which idtcu
ended only in ignominious fa lure and
cllisionj. Passing by the City Hall
through the square an instinet of self
preservation suggested solicitude for one's
pocket-hook, while fancy saw a possible
robber behind each harmless cvergecn.
Nassau street, dismal enough at the best,
last night presented the appearance of a
cul ilc sue, and Broadway even hardly
seemed an inviting promenade, lighted as
ir wa by lamps which scarcely rivaled
the glow-worm iu briliancy. Since Dc
ceiuberllSjl, no accident has deprived
New Yuk of ita accustomed supply of
gas, and on thai, occasion the darknens
was Confined to that portion of '.he city
above Thirty fourth street. -IJad the
men employed in the other gas manufac
tories ctjnsenled to join the strike" ves
terday it U impossible to estimate the an
uoyaucej which would have been occasion
ed. FoJrtunaudy, however, these men
refused to do so, and even the strikers
appear to have selected a timewhen their
action would be least productive of incon
venience to the public.
A CuF.ERFCLpROSrCT. A praacher
who holds forth in private circles only
give it as his opinion the other evening
that, from the pre nit disrupted. state of
fiiiigiuiij it seems as if we were leaping
back to; heathenism and its riles. He
drew -a ltve!y picture ofouralf.us aR they
are to be. of the sacrificial ceremenies to be
cerfered upon them, and of the various
fetishes (which, he predict, will ere long
employ (the invention' and ingenuity ot
fair head and hand. He doe not think
that old custom of burning widow at their
husband's grave will be revived, unless
it may in the ease of mothers-in-law. N,
unfailing a sonrce of , , , S. . , , ., nn
f. Lt.nj.s, as dilapi- . i,r...llir tA,(, :,.,.u vnn .;ii fillfl' linf
r i' 1 l. c j"" "
ii uno me nn ot
From Lippineott's Magazine.
COUNTBY LIFE AMONG THE
How Victors ere Entertained Tlie Sports
and Pastimes Dinner the Great Meal
The Pomp and Ccietnpny qf the Occa
Let us pass to the daily routine of an
affluent home. The breakfast hour is
fiona nine to eleven, except where hunt
ing or cnthusisasts iu shooting are eon
cemed. The former are often in the sad
dle In fore six, and jotv g partridge-slayers
may, during the first fortnight of Sep
tember - after that thefr ardor abate a
hit be found in the struggles at an hour
A country boase brrjkfnst in the house
of a gentleman with frofn three thousand
a year upward, when several gnesi are in
the house, is a very attractive meal. Of
course its d gree of excellence varies, but
we will take an average case in the house
of a Squire living on his patera! acres wi h
five ih it-saud pounds a year aud knowing
how to live.
Jl is 10 a.m. in October; family prayes
usual iu mine countiy. house or not as her
pleases, are over. The company is grad
ually gathering in the break fas trooni. It
is nn ample a part met t, paneled with
oak and linng with any appreciation iTor
fine plate and yon are to be pitted if y u
have not yon will mark the charming
shape aud exquiste chasing of the antique
urn and other silver vessels, which shine
so brilliantly as on the day they left the
silversmith to Her Majesty, Queen Anne.
No "Hrummagem" patterns w ill you find
On the tables at equidistant points
s'and two tiny tables of dumb waiter,
which are made to revolve. On these are
placed sugar, cream, butter, preserve,
salt, pepper, mustard, etc., o that every
one cm be'p himself without troubling
others a great desideratum, for many
people are of the same mind on this point
as a well known English family, of whom
it was once observed that they were very
nice people, hut did'ut like being bored to
pass the mustard.
On the sideboard are three beanliful
silver dishes wiMi spirits lumps beneath
.1 T . I I . i .
tnm. Jwft n? iook under tlieir covers,
liroiled chicken, fresh mnsk-rnoraa on
toast, and Hewed kindney. On a large
dish is a fish, and ranged behind these
hid viands are cold ham, ton cue. nleasant
rolls, toast of which two or three fresh
relay are brought in during the breakfast
buttered toast, muffins and the freshest
of egg3. Tliu h H dirhes at breakfast are
varied almost je very morning, and where
there is a good cook a variety of some
twenty di.-hes is made.
Maim ilade (Ma: i . Malde) ot Oranges
said to have been originally prepared
by .Mary ( icon of Scott, when ill, and
introduced by her into Scotland - and
"Jams" of apri joi and other fruits, always
form a part fit an English or Scotch break-
fa-t. TLc living is jast as good-often
better iimong the thousand pounds a
year gentry as among t'le very wealthy,
the only t-'iderence lies iu the number of
servants and guests.
The luncheon hour ijs from one to two
leg of mutton or some such pience de re
sistance, and a made, dish, such as minced
veal a dish, by the way, not the least
understood in tbis country, where it is
horribly mangled two hot dishes of meat
uud several cold, and various sorts of
pastry. . 'I hese, w ith bread, butter, fruit,
cheese, sherry, port, claret and beer, com
plete the meal.
Few of the men ol the party are present
at this meal, and those who are eat but
little, reserving their forces until dinner.
AH is placed on the courses. The ser
vants h-ave the room w hen they have
p c d everything on the table, and peo
ple wait fin themselves. Limb-w alters,
clean plates, glasses, etc., tt nd at each
corner of the table, so that there is very
little need to get up for what yon want
The a fur no iu is usually passed by the
ladies alone, or with onlv one or two gen
tlemen who do not care to shoot, etc., md
is sont in riding, driving and walking.
Englishwomen are great walkers. With
their skiits conveniently looped up, and
boots well adapted to defy the mud, they
brave all aorta of weather. Oh, it raias!
What a bore ! We c m't go out," said a
widow at a house in Ireland; to which
her host rejoined, "if you dou't go ont
here when it raius, you don't go out at
all;" which ia pretty much the truth.
About five o'clock, as you sit over your
book in the library, you hear a rapid fir
ing off guns, which apprise j'ou that tbe
men have retnruedtd f rom shooting. They
linger a while in the guu-ioom talking
over their sport and seeking the record of
the kilhd entered iu thegame-hook. Then
somo, doffiag their shooting gear fur a
Iree-aud-jasy but scrupulously neatattiie,
repair to the ladies' sitting-room or to the
libiary for ''kettle-drum."
Oa a loar table is placed the tea equipage
aud tea iu beautiful little cups is being dis
pensed by fair hands. Thj is a very
pleasant time in many houses, and parti
cularly favorab'e to fun and flirtation. In
bouses where there are children, the cou
sins oi the house and others very intimate
adjourn to the sehool-ioom, where, when
t:ie paily j further rem o cd bv three or
four boys home from the holidays, a scene
of fun aud frolic, which it requires all the
energieB Of the staid governess to prevent
going too far, ensues.
Some time speed on until the dressing
bell rings at seven o'clock, summoning al!
to prepaxe for the great event of the day
dinner. Every oue don evening attire
for the meal ; aud so strong a feeling ob
taius on this point that if, in case of his
I and srame-nie. lincc nintps of wood.
which they had i ... w..t i I , ,...c.i i '
gO'g wroig or other accident, a
uju m leiupt ia-a lojoin i lie party in morn- '
it, aIaiIia. i... r...i . . e.ii i.i? i - .
... c iceir puHivHj, -IIHNI4I ,
watensh. ; We know, indeed, of a case
in which a guest absurdly sensitive would
not come down to dinner nuiil the arrival ,
of Irs things, which did not make thtir
... - , r I
appearance for a week.
Ladies' drees in country house depend
altogether upon the occasion. If h be a
quiet party of intimate friend, their5, attire
iw of tlie simplest, hot in many fashiona
ble hnueee the amount of dressing is fully
as great as iu London. English ladies do
not dre nearly as expensively or with so
mnrh taste a (he American ladies, bnt,
nn the other hand, tbey have subject math
Irs in their thought, which is perhaps
even more desirable.
There is a degree of pomp and cere
mony, which however, is far from being
unpleasant, at dinner in a large country
house. The party i frequently joined by
the Reclnf and hi wile, a neighboring
qnare or two, and a strange parson, so
i hit it frequently readies twenty. Of
course in this case the pleasantness of the
prnuuiai perma aepenns largely npon
whom yn have the lock to get nejtt to ;
hat there's this advantage iu the situation
over a similar one in London, t hat you
have, at all' event, a something of local
topics in common, having picked up a lit
tle knowledge of places nd people daring
your ty, or it yoa are quite a new-comer
you can easily set your neigl.br r a-going
by questions aboni surrounding. Gen
erally there is some acquaintance between
most of the people staying in a house, a
hosts make up their parlies with a view
of accommodating person wishing to see
other whom they like, loung men thus
frequently get a good-natured hostess lo
ask ome young lady whose society they
especially affect, and thus country-houses
become proverbially adapted lor match
making. There are few houses now-a-days in
which the gentlemen linger in the dtnning
room long after the ladies have left it.
Habits ot hard drinking are now almost
entirely confined to young men in the
army and the lower classes. The even
ings are spent chiefly jn conversation ;
somctiouc a rubber of whist is made np,
or, if there are a number of young people
there is dancing.
About eleven wine and hiscoits arc
brought into the diawing-room, and a few
rainir.es later the ladies retire. The wine
and water, with the addition of other stimu
Iant, are transferred to the billiard and
somking rooms, ti which the gentlemen
adjourn so soon as they have changed
their black coats for dressing gowns or
j lounging to the caprice of individual fan-
The siliiegs in these apartments are
protracted until any hour, as the servant
generally go to bed when they have pro
vided every one with his fla: candlestick
that emblem of gentility which always
so prominently recurred to the mind of
Mrs. Mtcawber when recalling the happy
days she "lived nt home with papa and
v i a i
mama. in some last houses pretty high
play lakes place soractiomes.
It not ui. frequently happens that the
master of the house takes but a very limi
ted share in the recreations of his guests,
being much engrossed by the various avo
cations which fall to the lot of a country
proprietor. After breakfast in the morn
ing he will make it his business to see
that each gentleman is provided with such
recreation as he likes for the day. This
man will shoot, that one fi.-h ; Brown
wills to have a horse and go over to see
some London fiicnds who ate staying ten
miles off ; Jones has heaps of letters
which must be written iu the tnomiug,
but will ride with the ladies in the afiei
noon ; and when all these arrangements
are completed the Sqairc will drive off
with his ..Id confidential groom in the dog-
cart, with the fast-trotting bay, to attend
couulry meeting in the neatest cathedral
town or dispense justice from tho bench at
Poltleton ; and when eight o'clock bring?
all together at dinner an agreeable diver
sity is given to conversation by each man's
varied experiences during the day.
Oue wintry afternoon in Janruary.away
up in the bleak attic of a miserable tene
ment house, a pale, sad-eyed womau sat
sewit cr. The garment on which she was
working was a very rich dress. The
twilight closed in rapidly, with a blinding
fall of sn w, a bitter, wailing blast, that
made the w indows rattle in their casement
Slill the pale faced woman sewed on
"Mother," pined a slender vWe, from
the cot beneath the window, "shall you
cet the fine dress done ? Oh, ray mother,
I'm so hungry. If I could only have some
tea aud a bit of sauage."
The mother worked on steadily for a
few moments, pausing only to brush a
tear from her white cheek. Then she
arm j and shook out the folds of the glim
u"Ti done at lat," she aid ; "now
mother's little girl can have Her supper.
Only be patient a little longer, Flora.
Rosa Ross, win r..' are you my boy V
A manly little boy caoiu out of the lit
tle bedraom beyond.
"The fine dress is done, Ross," snid
his mother, "aud yo l must run h me with
il as fast a you cau. Miss Gracie will he
out of patience, I know. Tell her I couldn't
finish it an hour sooner, and ask her to give
you tbe money. We must have -it to-night.
And you can stop in at Mr. Ray's as you
come back, aud buy some coal, and we
must have some bread aud lea, and a mite
of butter, and you mu it get a sausage for
poor little Flora."
"l'H get them all, mother, and back no
time, be said. "Ton
sausage, little sis,
wanl lli. nnt
l;And you shall have half of it, Ross,"
she piped, in her slender, birdrlike voice,
r. a. v. "
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j' n'i vnn not er nnt on V Our miCK
jacket, my boy " coujitinetl the mother,
me wind cuts I ke a knife. '
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I'oiiaw, mi ie mott er ; I don't rain
the wind." And mv lieumi down
cracking st aiis, aiul ni into ilte stoin
Mis Graee Foiitfimv ia ,-rf.
itenay wa ui a i t rf ct
furor of cxciti-mcM mi.d ang r. Her ih i r
fiv'f hundred fiienHv were waring fu the
halls heh.w, and the hand uu dirs Um4
not come hone. -What did lint i beggar
woman mean by disappointing her 1 At
that moment there: .wan a ring at the door
and a voice in the' hall.
"Plee tell Miss Grade, my mother
could not finish it sooner ; she want the'
money to-night." Tbefeirant took the
handsome dress aud message.
T -w -I J I "
"I 11 never give htr another stitch of
work," cried the angry beauty ; "I o ight
to have it three hoar ago. Here Fanehon
dress me at once ; there ia't a moment to
spare. No, I can't bay to night ; I haven't
time : he must call to morrow."
"But we've no ire, and nothing to eat,
and my little sister is sirk." cnFted ihe
boy, pushing up the graad aiairwny.
"Shot that door I" commanded Miss
Gracie, and the doer was sJuit iu his lace.
From the porch ' at ihe parlor window
Pautie watched he' whole proceeding:
Her violet eyes opeuefrhl ehildUb am ixe
ment. - - -
"Poor little boy," she said, as Koss dis
appeared down the etatrwav. .Sister
Gracie ought to pay him. It must be dread
ful to have no fire and nothing to cat."
She stood for a moment balaaciug her
self on the tip of one daiuty toot, h:r rose
bud face grave and reflective ; lheu a sud
den thought flooded- hex b!ue. eye wiib
sunshine, and suddenly snatching some
thing lioni the table, he darted down
star ; the seivaut had closed the street
door, bt she llnttoird past him.
On the steps sat Unas, brave - lit'le fel
low thai he was, Ins face in hi bauds,
sobbing a if his heart would break.
uWhnt' the matter, little boy ?" ques
"O, I cannot go heme without the
money," he sobbed;: "poor mother work
ed hard, and Flora is tick, and so hu.i
gry." Pansie's eyes glistened like the stars.
"Here," she sa'd, "do you take this,
little boy, and buy her lot 'o nice things.
It is worth a great deal ; papa bought it
for a birthday present, but you cau take
it and welcome.
She extended her dimpled hand, and
something like a sower of hailing Mars
tinkled al the boy's, ft t. He caught it
up in amazement a necklace of emerald,
lustrou, gleaning tilings, set in gold
No, no, h cried, running np to w here
she stood, I can't take this necklace."
But Panrie shock her curly bead de
c;dedly. "You shall take it," the commanded
imperiously. "I've lot of jewelry and
fine things. Ituu home, now, and gel
something to eat for yon little sis'er."
She closed the doer with a banc, and
Rosa stood irresolute, in the stomy gloom.
Should he ling the- heil aud retain the
jewels to Pansie's father, or should he do
as she bid him? He thought ot his v.-r ti
er and poor hungry little Flora watching
wistfully for hi return. He could not go
back and see them starve. With a sud
deu feeling of dcspuraliou, he thrust the
gliterning necklace in bis besom and dach
"ii.g down the snowy! street. '
'The gaslizht bluicd brilliantly in a
fashionable jewelry establishment, and its
bland proprietor look down inquiringly
on little Ross as he qpproched the glitter
."Would you like jo bny this, sir T"
There was a trftnour iir the boy' voic
as he utked the qulioU, aud the hand
that held the rm -laid tiiook visibly. The
lapidary took the gems aud examined the m
ch scly fr a moment, and then fhot a
sharp glance at the lsd.
"rive here," he said presently, his voice
stem and commanding, "1 waul to know
how yoo came by thi 1"
The boy'b ch-ar ejtra fell, he bluslud
stammered, evidently; embarrassed. The
jeweler put aside the' evneralds, and tak
ing the lad's arm, led him into a small
"You are u thief, sir,. he raul " That
necklace belongs to Mr. Fontenay he
bronght it of mc not mofc than a month
You stole v. Tan are a ;tnef.
"The little f-llow straightened himswlf,
and his yea blazlcd.; t
"lm no iheit," he retorted "A
kind little girl gave it to me, and I kti w
t was wrong, lo take it bat not my
mother and sister arc starving.
The jeweller hesitated.
"You don't look like a hie," he said,
i "hut I will send for Mr Fontenay ; that
will settle i lie matter at once
He dispatched a VtcPsenger according
ly, and Ross sal down in one corner and
gobbed bitterly a he heard the driving
winds, ana thougni ot ins raoiucr ana
Flora. Iu half an Iiionr .Mr. Fontenay
came in, his daughter, Tittle. Pansie, being
w lb him- The little creature f'ated like
a humming bird, her eye fl isbing.
"He didn't steal my emerhl !" she
cried, "I gave 'em to him to ell 'em and
buy bread tor his little sister "
Ross sprang t his fret, siruggling hard
to keep back bis tears. He put out hi
little brown band, which Panaiu instantly
clasped in her clubby palm.
"I am not a thief, sjr," he said at last,
addressing Mr. Fontenay ; 44I never stole
anything iu my lif 1 know it was
Wrong to take the necklace but, sir, my
little ster i starving!"
The merchaut drew 'his baud acioss his
You are a manly little fellow, he said,
patting tin fad's head, "and I do not in
tbe h ast blame you, bat I wdl lake Paa-
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ou shall have a b'g i emerald, and yon shall have some
be added, turning to- tiling more available. ; Heie, Pansie, you
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lid Hi mis iu yotii imn , i.
j He put a gold piece Into rnie s Hands
which she ndered to . Itoss, with the iu-
l : . . . ; .!... l. al.Aul.1 n twl ,ni InU
uireowu u v wv, Wv. w-r .v..
'. --1 A
ol goodie fox hi
sieier en miucttea
which he wa not slow to oher.
"1 think we will not Loo eight of the
fit tie fellow," continued Mr, Foienay j
Itoss disanneared in tit 1m o . I ii J
Bom disappeared iu the gloom, "shall 'we
pet Ui' aee, what can -e do for biruT
He promising young ladaud an honest
one, I'm sure. Mr. Lcnnbx. ran'- 1.
need ofah errand boy, why ot try him J
l wren you would."
The jeweler consented, to Panaie fe.
1'ghl, aud on the foilowinr dav Uau r
i i - r.
7 wisiaiieu a an errand dot in
t4tciuunuic esiaoiui.meut. I
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year Uler, one Uoaleri
Match morning, vounc nan mat Kki
the counter of thriving jewelry establish-
men i in one ot the .Northern cities. Ho
wa a handsome young man, a echoUr
aud traveler, a man of tasta, intellect aad
money, ibr he wa junior partner in tbe
fiem, which waa proper on. Bat
despiw U tun good fortune, Roe Dun bur
waaoot happy. Hia mother and 1 Ail
Flora had gone to their long hajaj acid
he waa ill aloue without kith or kin in
this wide world.
Silting alone one morning, with tbe roar
of the March wind in hi eft, his thoughts
were running back to the day of bis
childhood, to his mother's humble home.
How vivid ibo post seemed, and bow dear
and racred, despite it privation aaad
A tender smile softened bis ad fai
he recalled that stormy niglt
on the steps of Mr. Fontenay 's moaaifn
little Panaie, the reooemlrance of her
sweet Cite as he saw it through the now
wreaius mat night, haunted him contin
ually. In all the fifteen year, never for
oue hour, hod he forgotten her. But eke
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w gwif 7 iovt io nroi lorcver.
Hi reverie wa broken by the entrance
of a customer, a lady closely cloaked and
veiled. She approached the counter with
a jewel case in her band.
"Would ycu buy tbee" she akd
simply, iu a clear, sweet voice that stirred
the young man's heart a no ether woman
voice bad power to do.
He took the casket aad ubcloaed it and
sprtad its contents, a watch, elegant and
costly, a diamond ring, two robie and an
emerald. Ross Dunbar barely suppressed
a cry of surprise as hia eye fell npon it.
He turned it over with eager, trembling
fingers, and there on the clasp wa tbe
name that lived in hi heart for so many
year. "Little Pans'ie,"
"You wish to sell them all ?" be asked,
striving to steady hi voice, and the wild
throbbing of his heart.
The lady hesitated an instant, then she
put out a slender hand and drew tbe
emeralds toward her.
"I dislike to part with this," she aid.
"It wa my father' gift iand - hot fto
matter, take them all ; I must have tbe
I o hi t eagerness she had thrown aside
her veil, revealing a lilly face little lustro
sapphire eyes. Ross l)unbar stood silent
a moment, every nerve in hi manly frame
thrilling with supreme delight. He hid
found her at last, the one idol of hi life,
"They aie very fine gem," he said
after a moment, "and I am willing to give
you a fair price suppose Wa eajr oia
thousand dollars, will that dp I"
The g:il flashed a dazzling glance of
surprise fiom beneath her heavy veiL
"So much as lhat ?" she aid tremul
ously. "1 ou are very kind, sir. O, yu
cannot know bow much this money will
The young man made a polite reply,
and proc-cded to put up the jewels aad
draw a check for ihe money. 1 he M:
wind were siill blustering without, and
and the girl shivered nod drew her wrapper
closer as she slartcd out.
"Won't you la mc run down to tbe
bank for you f" said the jeweler, catching
up his hat.
"Yoa can play shop-lady the while ; it
won't bo but a minute or tea."
"But 1 am troubling yoa Of."
' Not ajbit ; just take this warm ett,
nlease : vou'll not de likelv'lo have tar
customers and seating b4f beside nt
desk, be took -the check aud1 hurried oat.
Pauley Foiuemy threw hack bar vail
aud leaned her head on her hand ; a uiix
z!ed. reflective look ou her sweet sad late.
Where have I seen that face T" si e
asked herself over and over again. 'Il's
so familiar ; who in the wot Id can it befl"
Hiaifciarn broke in upon her medita
tions, nud after receiving bet money she
hurric l away lo her humble lodging. ,
The following afternoon we even more
blustering end stormy ; tbe Wind roared
and the eloet beat and tinkled against the
windows of the little room in which Pin
tie and her father sat. Severe m'ufortuui-s
and reverses had reduced thei lo powriy,
- and the old man being an invalid, all the
j cue fell on Pansie's slender shoulders
Bhe sat w ith her sewing, whle her father
read aloud from a new look she Hod
bought for him with some of the money
received for tbe jewels. Her cweet face
wan and sad, and her future stretched be
foe her sad and gloomy.
There was a ring at tbe door, and a
servant brought up a package for Mis
Fouteuay. An exquisite banco of pans ir,
fragraut and gold hearted, dope dp in tie
sue paper, and attached to them a card
bearing the irmple word : "Roe Dunbar
ha not forgotu-ii Utile Pane."
Panaie sat am izid for a moment, and
then tbo rich bloom darted up to per
"O father," she cried, ul knew him
I knew luai !(), we have found Rom at last."
An ioataut later lio wa Iu the room,
clasping her fluttering bauds iu bis, aud
( looked iuto her blue eye oath a glance
. that brought tbe rosy hue to her face.
' And n few weeks Inter, when the Mutter-
ing wind were over aud the bluo birds
sang in tbeir hedge, and gotdeu hearted
pausie bloomed on tbo gaxcu border,
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huh- Pansie became Uoc Dunbar brde,
j and for her bridal .gift he gowe her hick
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