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.CAB W NORTH CAEDLT WDAY, IIAY 30,' 187S -' -
Tie last Link Is Broken.
B? MBs! atoll K. STEVENS.''
.'itaVph r Iightonpwith Annie Morton
leaning upon his arm, was walking
aloog the beach. The stream stretched
WUTrora fte white sand-bars like a
iiicet of molten silver, as the summer's
lIJUUUllUli .DilliU"''' r
irond ftxpause of water. The suft sev
breozo gently swajed ' the feathery foli
Bbof tlti"' accent klirulber, whoee
rajpC then!glqaeen. ; j Jr . ,- s
yoV'trnrt mcT Annie1? asked
Italph Leigh ton, in a low, mellow tone,
lending his trend till his drooping mous-
Hfinlin iorAftf Vpr plipfllr i irilst VOUr JiaP-
jincsa ,ia, my keeping?' he added, '.I
ilfW' lrue to the trust, 1 solemnly
Vow.' - '.
"be yjupg girl, witli her fair, fresh
1 face tufued'towarf "tho sea hesitated a
inoineht ilicn lifted her eyes to his,'
witbr so much earcestu essoin" their
'Do not press nre fur an aWwer now,'
lie said ; 'let ns talk of sometlmg else,'
'Why put. me off. that way?' returned,
lie, io a voice so full of pleading, full of
chiding. ''Annio' my darling, you must
know -1 Jove j ou love you more than
wy life. ' Nor Can I be-happy till you
say you -will be mine. ,,lJe my wife,
nnio uuriing, wou i your
' 'If Lknew wo would always be happy
togolhcf,. Ralphhappy as we now are
I would promise to be your wife ;
i v 'Cut itbaly darling ?. asked he, as she
hes'ateJ, pressing hi lij s to hers.
i uave. a vgue presentiment that
sometime in tto fatdre;sometUing might
come bettrecn us, and cause us to be
unliappy ; and theD it would; be belter
!md wo never met.'
IVNonesenge: darling. I never thought
0u one to indulge ia jsuch chimerical
. fancian. NotUicg aa com e. , between us
nothing shall come between hs. Tell
me, Bweet one, thjitvyou will be my
t ' AH was quiet, save the sea lapping
the shore, and the occasional peals of
livery laughter from oiLer strollers on
. the beitch. Kulph Leighton pre-sed the
little hand that lay upon hi-, arm in his
own, and g:ized down with an intense
look into her face, as he lrttened and
Waited for her answer.
) ' Ann; kl..l. 1 .1 it.- 1 -1
... hian beside ber; loved w ith the one and
first pure love cf her lif.', though she had
known him tut one hort week. Yet,
as this new life, so' filled with love, was
. to entirely strange to her, she feared
to feive herself up to the swtet halluci
nation. 'Ralph, let us return'to the house.
t dare not speak any more upon that
HC;irttrt!g him closely,, she silently re'"
"fe seenisappy ; bis handsome face
has no marks of sorrow ; there is no
tarn t about bVin. Yet wiA all this,
what a blight marked path he leaves be
hind him.' .
With a sigh, heavy and deep, tie
slight form, with clinging drapery about
her, stepped off the piazta, aid disap
peared among .the shrubbery, 7 '
Miming brdke the .gloom of uight
exclaimed the man, pale with te-or, as
he liseffea shiveijiog, trembling.
'Can you need fjity from me' an out
cast from all love, from all that gives
life, light and wann,t&. I cannot be
lieve that.' : ' ' ' j
'You are as cruel as death, and as
cold as an Iceberg! Inez, remember the
man you once loved' that you once
called husband ; will not that remem
brance soften your heart toward me? 1
A eold, 8cqrfuj smile curled the Hps,
turned to go, 'will ya' cot allow me to
touch your hand 5? f lo mine. agI
did in the days oC e.Iocz, let me
take you in myrms, and kiss you
good-bye ; please, tuy darling, my peer;
less .love, ' . .
'That voice which, bad," with its rich
me-ody-,cwon so many lieartSL was now
full of pathetic pleading; z..
'It is not worth Ijie while.' It will
profit peither of urftiy thing, '
Uat with JthJi .asperate offort of
with the effu'gabt, n&tfl laMgiivbU, Um. MnbwdiCge ijttf&rZM&l'pgi
i&oem' "v y' f-H55.i. 'bi fbrwardTciasDed hern tiffstronff armsvl
golden EinHes, making all things glad;
Wh;le Annie -sat within her ; loom
watching and listening to the beauty
and aBimation of the but-door world,' as
it reveled in all gladaomeness of a sun
bright morning in midsummer while
she waited for Ireakftrst, Ralph' took a
stool down on the beach. ' ;
The fresh sea-breeze, balmy with the
breath of a thousand -flowers, sent a new
current of life tingling through his veins.
Something glittered in the white sand
at his feet, as it caught the morning
sunlight. He started, and "turned pale,
as if some one " had pointed a deadly
weapon at his breast. U was a gold
trinket that his child had worn around
her neck, when he used to dandle her
upon his knee. , ,11 e turned it over; and
the re was 'Gladly' engraved on the un-
d' f part His child's name his child.
It was an echo from the past ; the past
which he hoped he had buried --which
lm had fled from. Now he trembled,
and was as weak .as a child, at this one
foot-print of the dead fast; and.it
awoke a train of thoughts within bis
mind. ' ' H
' :Howcame it here? . he said. 'What
does it meau ? I wonc" er where my
child is? and its mother can fe be
near? 0, God 1 I hope not.'
He thrtw his hands up to his face
with a gesture of despair. The glad sun
shine now seemed to mock his agonized
miud He sped down the beach with
sv, if t Etep", around the bluff; and there'
where the cliff and- d'ense foliage o
shrubbery shut out the world, he sat
down. The sih of the sea. as it be
against the rocks, seemed but. the eigh
of his own bosom. He felt that some
thing terrible was about to happen
which he had not the bravery to meet
His bent head rested upen one hand
while in tbe other he clasped his child'
trinket, tie heard the flutter of
dre.-s n'ear Lini, and looked up. With
a face pale as the dead, and a wild stare
in the eyes, he started from his seat
Before him stood a woman of slender
form, and of dark beauty. The dark
eyes were fixed . upon him ; the whole
face,, looking proud, calm and defiant,
and the white, slender bauds clasped
'Inez.' said the falterincr Hds. 'how
froHlrRalnh j'oi na . ' inn . t f nr.
j- - "ts I j w "W .
evermore dead ; you can never touch my
heart again, nevejr. awake a single echo
of love there. Do not start and shud-1
der so ; It can make no difference to vou.'
It makes all tie difference. 0, Inez !
take me back to your heart, and to your
love agaio. I now, for the first time,
find I love you- love you . as I never
oved woman, nor ever shall love wo
man, nor ever shati love womau again.
Here down on my knee;,' sinking at her
feet, 'let me plead for the !ov8 that once
was mine. Inez, be merciful to me
to your husband.',"
Alas! Ralph, you murdered your
noble self iu my heart in the days agone,
and the dead comes no more to life. It
was a cruel blow, ibut yon did it.'
A groan escape from the agonized
heart and tears flowed down his cheeks.
'Cruel Inez, baye you no heart ?''
'Yes, but you can trevcrmore stir its
depth, and your tears move me not. You
had no pity for the heart you had wrung
the heart that tpen loved you so.'
Inez our child ; will not that be a
tender link to bring and bind our hearts
our own little Glady
where is ehe?
Glady is sleeping in the cold, silent
tomb. The last link is broken that
could have brought our hearts together.'
'You are killing me, Inez my wife.
How much I would
my baby to ray cch
said he, rising up,
'I found this on the beach this morning,'
holdiog up his laby's trinket, 'and
thought that you j and Glady 'must be
somewhere about,; and with thoughts of
the past coming 111 my mind, I sought
this nook to be alone hoping you and I
would never meet again. Alas! how
little did I think that to meet you
would be to awake! the love which was
never yours all the mouths that we liped
together ; and Wirst ef all for that love
to be rrjected scornfully rejected
Inez, I love vou-!-how much vou can
not tell now. Lejt us be happy togeth
er forget the past.'
'The past is dead, net forgotten. Your
ove comes too late, it can never awake
the corpsi) which lies buried in my
Poor little Glady
give to clasp thee,;
ing heart. Inez,'
?jubject . to-night, To-mcrrow evepjng, came you heie? speak and tell me.'
at this hour, I will give you niy'answer
here at ibis place.'
'Why not now, 'Anni. . It is so Ion
to wait. Suspense is tcirible. Come,
do nctbe so c-uel.'
, 'It is best best for the happiness cf
both; that you will see.'
But could Ralph have seen within
that breast, he would have known that
the throbbing heart,' the melting love,
would have belied those cool, calm
words that fell from the rosy lips ; he
would have een she longed to tell him
she would be bis forever his. Yet
with this longing at heart, some inner
power held her lack, and made her
speak the words Bhe had spoken.
I ' Silently tbJey retraced their steps to
: the house both seemed to be thinking
" On Jho brod piazza of the hotel, in the
Bhade of the draping vines, they kissed
ach other good-night.
Annie did not go in the parlor, where
merry voices, and music floated out
through the open windows to her; she
felt she had rather be alone. Rut Ralph
went in. He mingled among the merry
people, chatted lively, with a free and
easy air ; as if no inner thoughts, no in
ner things, troubled him. He stood by
r ; the piano, turning music for a bright
eyed girl, with the full blaze of the
"chandelier falli&g in splendor over his
handsome person, his, clear-cut features
l appearing to fall advantage.
r-' But thus occupied Ralph was all un
conscious of the slight form that passed
alrtng the pizza, stopping before the
, window, in the shade of the vines, fixra
ier dark eyes intently upon him. With
the long, iutctrSc look she gave Ralph,
'How? I came just as any one else
would come to the sea-ihore. But you
have no right to question me about my
coming and going. It seems that my
presenca awakes fears within you. It
is well it may.'
'For God's sake, Inez, go away and
leave mo alone. I hoped wo might never
have met again. Why did you cross
'I looked upon you last night, as you
stood in the full light, seemingly so gay
and happy. ; I wondered if you had for
gotten all,.,And I resolved that you
should look upon a scene which! J feel
as well as see. The scene is within my
heart. Now look ! as I tear aide the
pall. One year ago, I buried you here,
froni sight of all the world, ' deep down
iu my heart ; and there you will lie for
ever entombed. You came with a false,
treacherous tongue!; with a handsome,
smiling face, and won me, heart and
soul. God forgive me for loving you
so I made an idol of you ; though I
knew well enough it was an idol of
clay that some day it would shatte
into atoms, l believed you were al
that was true and good aud against my
father's will, I married you j for which
I was disinherited, aa outcast from the
home of my youth. For a while you
made me happy, very happy ; but soon
y out false heart proved traitor, and in
your treachery you deserted me and
your child. You coolly told me to go
back to the home, and to the father 1
ha4 deserted, that you had wearied of
me, that you had no love for me. ' hat
I have suffered since then you will never
'0, Iuezf have you ro pity for
'Can this be the once loving and" ten
so cruel now? Take
me to our baby's grave, and over that
little mound let jus resolvo to be to
each other what its parents should be.'
'Glady's grave lis far from here, and
wereou to see that little mound, would
not remorse tell you that want and neg
lect laid her there, while you reveled
in luxury, with imiles of beauty and
happiness around jyou?
Be pitiful, Q, Inez I You torture me
with a cruel taunt. The heart that Ls
bleeding you stab afresh with a keen
pointed dagger, and cau smile as you
see the cold, glittering steel cutting
among the chords.' He choked dewn
the sols as he added': 'This little trin
ket I will keep as a souvenir of my
baby, of the past, of what we once were
to each other husband and wife.
: 'Rather a souvenir of murder You
murdered yourself in my . heart, you
an untimely grave
all joy and haziness
sent your child to
and you murdered
and hope of my lij
'You can speak thus to me, and yet.
if you will only allow me to, I WDuld
clasp you to my heart as the one dar
ling of all my life,' and give you such
love as woman never yet knew.
Proud and cold as an icicle She stood
there, looking on the man before her,
her slight figure erect and hands clasp
ed together, her wrap and dress flutter
ing with the breeze
Rapb,', spoke shs, after an interval of
silence, good-bye. We may never meet
again. I hope not not that I much I
care ; I can look upon you and not be
moved, just as I Would look upon any
other worteless man.'
'Wait one moment,' asked he, as she
pressed her to his agonized heart, and
showered burning kisses on the mouth
and cheeks, They were the first love
kisses he had evif given bis wife ; and
she received them as "coldly as if she had
been a marble statue. The love that
lay within her heart cimld nreterfflore be
warmed to life ; the glowing warmth
brought to bear against it now, had
come too late.
With, bis heart beating against her
own, his warm breath on her. cheeks,
his eyes looking into hers, Inez calmly
loosed his arms from around her, and
'Farewell ! Ralph," she said, as she
wared her hand to him; a cold smile
playing about the pretty, fine mouth,
looking like the rays of a: winter's suu
falling aslant on an iceberg, glittering
and eold. ' .
A moment more and sle was gone ;
and with her all hopes,; all" light, of
Ralph - Leighlou's life went. What
was thers for him to I live, for now ?
With a strong, swift touch something
had unlocked the fountain of love in
his breast ; and he loved his wife with
that deep, heart-felt love which brings
agony to man when the object thr t
makes it is denied him. The world,
and all. its pleasures was nothing to him
Long' and wistfully did Annie Mor
ton look, for her lover thatNdgy ; but he
came not. - W hen 'the boalrVt. appoint
ment on the beaeu came, she stole
down there, thinking perhaps Ralph
had avoided seeing her till the hour he
was to hear her answer. She thought
she must have made him suffer more
than she had suspected, by .net promis
ing the evening before to be his wife
Her heart wes growing tender towards
him now. She reached tho trysting
snot: no lover was there. Her grief,
UUU ICniO glUW lUiv diiu oibiiuhiq j
and after waitins an hour she returned
to the house. She went up to her room
and locked herself in. She did not
kcow what to think of her truant lover
she,wandered if anything had happened
to him. . Tears came to her relief, she
indulged in a hearty cry, next day An
nie overheard a conversation between
some of the boarder. One said that
Ralnh Leiehton had not been seen
I o -
since he left the. hotel the morning be
fore ; when another . said he was seen
ate in the morning away down pn the
beach talking with a woman, and that
both had disappeared. This intelli
gence wounded Annie to the quick. He
had not cared for her at all, or he could
not have gone' off with another, she
loea Leighton went on her way, liv
ing a hopeless, aimless, desolate life,
drifting adown the tide of time as a dead
helpless leaf upon a stream with no
object in view. All the sunshine had
been taken but of her life : and her
once tender and loving heart had been
rendered cold and embittered by cruel
coldness and harsh treatment from the
Ones who should bate loved and pro
tected her from the cold winds of the
world. Husband and father both had
thrust her from horiie and love; out up
on tho cold main, to drift whithersoever
she could. The helm of her' bark had
been, placed in the band of one who KsJ'
deserted it ; and now alone, she had to
straggle with the waves and rapids
across the stormy sea- Yet the time
had come when both, father and hus
band, needed her love, craved it ; but
they could nevermore thaw the ice
which bad gathered around her heart ;
and in coldness she turned proudly
haughtily away from each; She could
not forget tmredressei wrongs, which
were burnea into ner memory in in
delible characters ; and rather than ac
cept love that bad once ' been denied
ber, she would go on hef lone way, an
outcast from warmth and love forever
in whose breast love Lad ' for
tfehirBi time come "iiV all its strength
an power, be never again could be Lap
py in Ijh reckless, old way; and with
a great paid rankling in Ms heart, be
fled from his th of tareleas gayety,' to
d:ift hither and thither, with' no juore
rest than "the Wandering Jewt' lie
knew there' was but one person he could
ever be happp with now ; and that per
son was Inez his wife. . But, ? between
them was a barrier-j-a yawnfig - chasm,
wkicU grew "wider with each. aucc ditg
year ; and he was utterly powerless lo
budge it j v' ,
Ralph set out to search ofor bis wife.
After weary seaiclres he at last found
her "; but he fa ber only twice. Once
he saw her standing in the do rway of a
time-stained hovel, wbore all around
lbokeu bare and drear and cold ; with
her thin white hands clasped tightly to
gether, and her pale, proud face turned
toward the windy sky ; her large, sta,r
ry black eyes all lustrious as il she saw
something in the far-lying arches of th
blue-heavens to, thrill her soul. Iu
spite of shaabby apparel, and apparent
sadness, she looked beautiful still.
'Idez, Inez!' exclaimed Ralph, as he
bourided toward her.' 'Hear me, Inez,'
said he, sinking on his knees before her,
if ting up hisiiands imploringly, 'listen
to ine, I pray.'
With one swift glance slle scanned
the crouching figure, and without one
word, glided in and shut the door,
All that night the wretched husband
haunted that place, walking to and fro
nderneath the leafiess branches, all un
mindful of the cold and a sweeping
blast, like some uneasy spirit from an
When the sun ' shone on the cold
world again ; Ralph saw the door wa,'
ajar, and entered. But the room was
empty no Inez was there. He looked
around at the rude surroundings, and
saw what the room contained afforded
but little-comfort. lie reached ibout
and around, the place for Inez, but
could fiud her nowhere. He saw a wel
worn path leading through clustering
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Under U8itiei '
They .were courting under dilH
culties. ' It was va arwsi through
which the" members v( the Tarti'ly
were continually (lusfsing ftT and
fro.- ; . . ,
"Deuf Abets" he said "J cannot
longer iabor tiiideV this sus " C
(Tire -old man -appears.)
"penskin of banks' is due! .to the
unwise policy ' - :, -
' (OM gent passes on.)
" "I was going to Siry-iny -dear
drU that I.lioc you vU promise
fo.be mfdvi &ud uanie an ea'rljilay
tor the bonds Q , .v , . .
(Old woman happens in.
' should never b paid in gold
alone'' iv ' ;
; (Exit old girl.) ! !
"Name the happy day when I
may call you my own, for I can
not believe that you will think, if
(Old man slides in again.)
"sumption cannot be so soon
(1 he Intruder retires)
"I say I can't believe that you
are entirely indifferent to me, bat
will soon grant me the privilege of
calling you wi -
(Old lady on deck )
" ife given the financial dues
tion much study."
(Old lady slides off.)
"If you love me just nod your
head. You and, Oh, one sweet
kiss to seal it one sweet oh
"according to eminent divies, is
a myth; a superstition." 1
(They were again left alone.)
The old folks conclude that
Alice is safe enough in the compa
ny of a young man who can' talk
nothing but finance and theology;
and so relax their vigilance.
" - G-EMS. ''
Li . . 1- t. -
Uod nevief, gives, us
which Tourr c
gives it to them.
, -fecdnd'ai. like litre, tq-fiy well
eriehds greatly on the' length Ot
the tale it has ft 'parry.
There are f.rorniscs in criptdri
6 help our Weak'pess, but ibne t6
overcome- bluVAv'.ifuUns3. " 't ' r '
aVitlsI cab.JveaVe - i w
thread of it very ay,: and ever
day, ahd at last we canht breaft.
it: ; -
A helping word to orife in trou
ble is often like a switch on a rail
road track But ofre inch Between
a wreck and smooth, rolling pros
If voii would-be pungent, be
brief; for it is with words as witll
unbeam8 the more they are con
densed the deeper they burn.
evergreens which he followed. He sooti
found the object of his search, lying
prone on the ground. He hastened
near, and theie she was in a heap, with
arms thrown over a little mound-
grave. Ralph bent down to raise her
up ; but when he took hold of her, he
drew back, ghastly pallor gathering over
his face. It was a corpsi he held iu his
'Inrz,' was all he could articulate ;
and geutly laid the dead body dowu.
He looked at the white grave-stones
and saw the word 'Glady.' Grief swept
over his ones callous heart iu strong,
swift waves, crushing him down, down ,
with iron weight. In that hour of su
preme agony he felt he was the mur
derer of the two who slept the silent
sleep, lying there before him his wife
Inez was laid besides Glady, to rsst
till the morn when the great trumpet
shall sound through all space, and call
her among the myroids of pale sleeper,
to appear before' the Supreme Judge of
all beings. And while she rested there,
Ralph walked the earth wearyworn and
heaft-sore, alone, alone, alofae and
through all Space of future life, not one
ray fell upon him to cheer the dreary
year. No livifcg hand cotild heal the
bleeding heart; of set its broken chords
to tune ', afid the Jar of these unstrung
chords sounded 'Regret, regret, regret.'
After meeting with his wife, Ralph
A Kiss for a Blow;
I strike 'oo, cried a little boy,
in a sharp tone to his sister.
'I kiss 'go, said his sister, stretch
ing out her arms and putting up
her rosy lips in a sweet kiss.
Tommy looked a look of wonder.
Did his little ears hear right? They
did for there was a kiss ofl Susy's
lips. A smile broke over hw an
gry face, like sunshine on a black
"I kiss too," he therf said and
the little brother and sister hffgged
and kissed each other right hearti
ly. A kiss for a blow is better
thao tit for tat,- isn't it?
Avoid the Act, Boys.
Come here, boys, let me speak
to you. When ore you going?
hoard one- of, your campany say
"(Jome, let us go flown to tHe ! pa
loon and get some beer;" is i
there you are going? Hold on
moment; that is a bad place fo
boys. I have seen a great many
boys begin at the saloon or liquor
8hon, and end in stnte s prison
Did you ever see the fisherrhafi
cast in a net and draw in the" fish
How the fish dive and flop and try
to escape, but can t! Did yotl ev
er see birds cought in a snare or
net? If you have seen pigeons in
net, you have noticed how they
try but can't escape. Listen to
what the Bible tells yout "As th
fishes are taken in all evil net, and
as the birds that are Caught iri
snare, so are the sons of men snar
ed in an evil time'
Every liquor galodn or rum
shop is a net or snare; if you are
there, you are in danger of being
caught. Shun it keep away. If
you begin drinking beet, you will
soon want still stronger drinks; and
once started on this track, no one
canlell where you will end. But
f you never taste a drop bf intox
icating liquor, we ail know where
you will end you will end sober
mem How easy, then, to escape
becoming a drunkard, to wit. by
ncter drinking a drop of intoxicat
Avoid the ale, the beer; the la
ger don't begin, and you will
never get into the net or snare.
Think ot five hundred thousand
drunkards in America, all caught
in the net. Some try 05 hard as
do the poor fishes to escape but
in Vain. Avoid' the net, boyS;
avoid the net: is the cry of atl
old sentinel. Listen to the note of
warning keep away from tht
A poor drunkard tned to bor
row five dollars of me a fw
months 'ago. lie wandered
around in dfunkencssj and no't ten
daya later was fun over on a rail
road i track and hilled. I knew
him when a bright, promising boy.
liut he went to the rum-shop. Was
caught in the siinreanJ in an evil
hour ruin came suddenly upon
him. Keep out of that net! Ben-
Redmond, the Outlajw;
A gentleman who arrived here'
rom South Carolina informs us
that . Redmond, the outlaw who
killed Marshal Duckworth In Tran
sylvania codhty, N. C, and theri
tiea to doutn uarouna, is maiung
it lively for .the U. S. officials in
that State. Recently they ascer
tained that be was at the hollse of
a man rjamed Carney, at a j51aco
called Rocky Bottom, which is Bit- .
uated in the mountain1 district;
about 30 mil es due north of Pick
ens Courf House: THe recohhoU
tered the position, arid discovered
n t : . ., i ji. .
Keamonu sitting in tne.aoor wun
a child In his arms. Rot willing
to risk takin? the life of an irtno- .
ccntj in an effort to rid sobiety bi
a vvretch whose hands are crim
soned with the blodd of his !ellb
man, they charged lipdH hind and
so arranged theif force afto'lilbclt
eFeT"ayenef esc'apeEdt tSte
daring outlaw' was1 ridt td be taker)
in their toils--the sands Iti tHii
hour-glass bf his Criminal life .had
not yet rliri down: Tossirig the
infant over hii heed into the trriia
dle bf the floor,' he whipped bilk .
his revolver and fired tipotl hl4
pursuers, seridtlsly votlr)ditlg three"
bf themone in the Heddf enbther'
in the left Shotlfdef; and a ttiird irt
the anri. Stunned by the rapidity
of his firing and the accuracy bf
his aim, before the party cddld re
cover frdm their surprise the hunt
ed criminal had reached the dense1
underbrtish and disappeared.-
Idle. 1 wiiecr.
h.rrot lOtes to walk arm in arm
with truth, to' make itself thought
Every one u as God mate him and
oftentimes a great deal wone. Don
The ruin of irfost men dates
from some vacant hour. Occupa
tion is the armor ol the soul.
Their is a satirical poem, in which
the devil is represented ds fishing
for men, and fitting his baft to the
taste and business of his ptey; but
the idler, he said, gav him no
troubleas; he bit the naked .hoek.
A Bride at Fifteen.
"The laftst and most comical
sensation in high life has been the
elopement and marriage bf Senator
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Mitcneus tiaugnter; gusnmg
yotJng lady of fifteen stJmrherS, td
a clerk iri the navy derfartmeflt by
the name of Handy ' Mr Handy
is also A yoiing man Hf-remarRable
sentiment. 1 or some time he has
beeSi paying his address tb the
Senator's pretty daughter, but ho
thought of anything serious prob'
ably entered the father's head;
On Satufdny nightj howeteh tho
?oung couple having matured
heir plans, quietly stolfe off and
wended their way to tile residence
of Rev. Father DeWolff; of St. IV
ter's Catholic Church, on Capitol
Hill where they- were married; add
took the first train to' B iltirtibrCj
where they spent the flight.
This morning they returned home,
and the gossips' had bf this time
got hold of the little affair, and
were spreading it fti all direc-'
The Senator's daughter called it
the house where she had been ac
customed to receive the paternak
greeting. She was accompanied"
by lier rtew-found husband. But'
the reception was not exaatlyv
what the happy twain had leeked
for; inStesd of clasping His-'
daughter arid son-in-law to his
fond embrace, the senator told the
yoking bride she could th&se im
mediately between a haaband'and
a home. After a few moments of
deliberation she expressed a pref
erence for the latter.-aml the groom
retired from the wene of hir late
triumphs. The senator is furious
about the niatfer, arid threatens
vengeancc on- tKe clergyman wlio
united the pair and on tho'yei
man whostoiv awayj
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