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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 459.
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A. S. Paddock. U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
At-vix Saunders, U.S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. MAJOttU-Rep'i. Peru;. " "-
ir r . ... .,. "t -xrAt T !'
.Vlrinus Naxce, t.overnor, Lincoln.
t. J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. Lletltk, Auditor, Linroln.
G. M. Bartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C. J. DUworth; Attorney-General!
S. It. Thompson, Supt. Pnblic Ins'.rjic.
H. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary.
?:$!, Prilon Injectors.
Dr. J. G. Darin, Prison Physician.
JI. Pi Mathe wson, Supt.'Insane Asylum.
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S. Maxwell. Chief Justice,
Oeorge B. Lake. li0Ciate,Judgcia
Auiasa Cobb. J "
FOCKTO JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
. W. I'ost, Judge, York.
W. B. Kecse, District Attorney, Wahoo.
V. B. rioxle, Register, Grand Island.
VTbi. Any. in. Receiver, Grand Island.
J. O. lUjfin. County Judirn.
Johu Stauffer. County Clerk.
T. Kiimmrr, Treasurer.
lUnj. Spirlraan, Sheriff.
R. L. Ros.iter. Surveyor.
Tohn Walker, CountvCommissiouer.
Johu Wise. )
Dr. A. Ilelntz, Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of School.
Charles Wake, Constable.
A. Spelce, Mayor.
Joht Scfcrara, Clerk.
John J. Rick'ly, Marshal.
J. W. Early, Treasurer.
5. H. McAllister.
J. G. Routson, Engineer.
tat Hard-T. E. North,
. ii TTsrdE. C. Kavatiaugh.
C. E. Morse.
Zd Ward E. J. Baker,
- nuoii IIU6MCM,
TC ARPENTERt JOINER&.ND CON
KJ TRACTOR. 'Allvort promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many fomvhQm'be has
donework, as to prices and qualitv.A x
W. A. OLAEKi
ll:Writ ana Eiwf,
COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it ran be done In anyother town. "Work
left with'Satnl. Gass, Columbiiii, on 11th
treet, one door cast of I. Gitick's stores
or with Mr. Weiscnfluh at Jackon. will
be promptly attended to. 415.
KKLSON' MILLKTT. BYRON MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
flf. MILLETT A: SOZV,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to lb cm. 2IS.
RYAN & DEGAN,
TWO doors cast of D. Ryan's Hotel
on 11th street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a first
class bar. 411-x
Dr. E. sL. BIGGIES,
Physician and Surgeon.
t i Trx t V -
igpOflce.open. . , j
, at all hours-
S3"OJRce: Elevonth St., one door east
of Journal building, up-stairs.
TTE'NRl G. CAKEW,
Attorney and Gonnselor at Law,
- Formerly amembcr of tho English
bar: will givcj prompt attention to all
business entrusted 'to shim inthis'and
adjoin! aff counties. Collections made.
Ollicc one door east of Schilz shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Strtcts. Spricht
Dcutch. Parle Fraucais. 418-tf
BETSEY AND I ABE OUT.
ColambBi Pent Oflice.
Open on Sundays trm 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and from 4:30 to G p. u. Businen
aours rrccpt Sunday n a. m. to d r. m.
astern tntUs close at 11:2'J a. m.
Weitera mails close at 4:20 r.M.
Mail IcxTCi Columbus for Madison nd
Xorfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, 7 a. m. Arrives Mondays,
"Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3 p. m.
For Monroa," Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday 6 a.m. Ar
rive, same", C r. M.
For Summit. Ulysses and Crete. Mon
days and Thursday, T.A. M. Arrives,
WcdnesdaTi, and Saturdays, 7r.H.
Far- Ballevtlle,' Osceola and York, Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1p.m.
ArriTes t 12 li.
Fr AVclf, Farral and Battlt Creek.
MnnrtiTs sod Wedlldays,S a. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 P. M.
For Shull Creek, Ncbo, Crcbtnn ami
Staaten, on Monday at 7 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays 6 p.m.
Fer David City, Tuesdays, Thursds.vs
aad SsturdayV, lr.u Arrives, at 12
i:. P. Time Table.
Kntlprint, No., leaves at
rengT, , "
Freight, " S,
Freitht. No. 5, leavestat .
PassenR'r, " S, "'
Freight. " D, " "
Imitrant, " 7. " " .
Kvnry day except Saturday tne three
lints leading- to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
shown br the-following schedule:
CAN. W. ) 7th and 28th
(C, B. &Q.
(C. t, X. W. J
jt, It. I. & P.j
(C, B. &
P0E SALE OR TRADE ! .
MARES I COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIILK PONIES, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
GERHARD & ZE1GLER.
D0LAND & SMITH,
"Wholesale and Retail,
NEBRASKA AVE., opposite City
Hall, Columbus. Nebr. tSTLow
prices and fine goods. Prescriptions
and family recipes a specialty. 417
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JonN UUBER, the mail-carrier be
tveen Coluinbus and-'Albfoii, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at 6 .1'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, Walorville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers if orders arc
left at the post-oflice. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1y
WMBOS BRICK YARD,
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
ATvrnys on Ilnnd lii
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
I Ff HLrlttttBS.
BY WILL M. CARLBTOX. . .
Draw up the papers, lawyer, and make
'cm good and stout;
For tilings at home are cross-ways, and
Betsey and I are out.
We who have worked together so, long
as man and wife,
Must pull in single harness the rest of
" What is the matter V say you; I now,
it's hard to tell:
Most of the years behind us we've pass
ed by very well;
I have no other woman she has no
Only we've lived together as long as wc
So I've talked with Betsey, and Betsey
has talked with me;
And we've agreed together that we
can't never agree;
Not that we've, catched each other in
any terrible crime;
We've been a gatherin' this for years, a
little at a time.
There was a stock of temper wc both
had for a start;
Although wc ne'er suspected 'twould
take us two apart.
I had my various fallings, bred in the
liesh and bone,
And Betsey, like all good women, had a
temper or tier own.
The first thing I remember whereon wc
Was sonifthln' concerning heven a
difl'erence in our creed.
We've arg'ed the thing at breakfast
we've arg'ed the thing at tea
And the more wo arg'ed tho question,
THE HOUR BEFOREIDAWN.
the more we didn't agree.
13ta Street, oppciite Fcit-cSei.
Men's and boys' suits made in the
latest fctyle, and good tits guaranteed, at
very low prices. Meu's suits J6.00 to
$0.00, according to the goods and work.
Boys' suits $3.00 to $4.00, according to
ESbTcLKAN-IXG AND REPAIRING DONB.Jgt
Brinj: on your soiled clothing.' A
whole suit renovated and! made to ap.
pear as good as new for $1.25 424-y
And the next that I remember
when wc lost a cow;
She kicked the bucket, certain the
question was only How ?
I held my own opiniou", and Betsey an
And when wo were done a
both of us was mad.
C:2.'i a. m.
11:00 a. m.
4:30 a. ra.
2:00 p. m.
lC, B. & O.
Jr., r. I. ,t P.
(C. & N. W.
"rth and 2Cth.
2d and 23d.
Nth and 3Utb.
7th and 28th.
mi:: m mmv,
At H. Cramer's old stand Opposite
I. Gluck's on 11th Street. '
(CUSHIONS a specialty. Repairing
J neatly clone mm charges very low.
O. G. Hkmbtkap, Proprietor.
.1. C. Pakkkr, Foreman.
Columbus Meat" Market !
And tho next that I remember, it start
ed in. a joke:
But full for a week it lasted, and neith
er of us spoke.
And the next Was when I scolded be
cause she broke a bole;
And she said I was mean and stingy,
and hadn't any soul.
And so that bowl kept pouring dissen
sions in our cup:
And so that blamed cow-crittr
Farm for Sale.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
seres of excellent farm land in But
ler County, near Patron P. 0M about
qui-dlstant from three County Scats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler;
60 aere under cultivation; 5 acres of
trees, maple, cottonwood, &c: good
frame honse, granary, stable, fbeds, ,tc.
Good stock range, convenient to water.
The place is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
Columbus. Inquire at the Journal
fflc, or address the undersigned at
Patron P.O. 403
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not thr
low prices of your products dis
courage you, but rather limit your ex
penses to your resources. You can do
oiby otepping at the now home of your
fellow farmer, where you can lind good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, SScts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the following rates: Meals 25 cents;
teeds-lOrentsi- J.B. 8ENECAL,
mile cast of Gerrard's Corral.
$rJtJfis not eail yearned In these
times, but it can be made
III in three months by anyone
of either sex. ia any part of
the country who -is willing to work
steadily at the empleynent that we
furnish. ?96 per "week la your own
town. Yoh need BOt be away from
home over night. Toa can give your
whole time te'tsve -werk,.r only your
spare moments. "We haveagents'who
are making ever $28 per day. AH who
engage at onae eaa make money fast. At
the present time"money cannot be made
so easily and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to try the busi
ness. "Terms and $6 Outfit free. Address
at once. n. Haixtt A CO., Portland,
can make money faster at work for
us tbanjit anything else. Capital not
requ1red;"weTviIlstartyon. $12 per
day at home "made by tne indus
trious." Men. Tvoraen, boys and girls
wanted everywhere to work for us. Now
is the time-Costly, outfit and terras free
Address True & Co., Augusta, Maine
WEBER &KKOBEX., Prop'a. -
KEEP, ON" HAJfD all kinds of fresh
ment. and smoked pork and beef;
aUo fresh fish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. gSTRcnieinber the place, Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Rvan's
IMctrlckV .11 eat Market.
Washington Are., Brrly opposite Court House.
OWING TO -T.iTe" CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for cash.
Best steak, per lb., .. 10c.
Ribroast, " ....' 8c.
Boil, " ... Cc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, Riid that
iu gvou rcsponsiuie panics oniy. .ii.
u. s. EXA.iiirniivc; sukgfo.,
coLUMncs, : Nebraska.
Office nonts, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. m and 7 to 9 p. in. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Baker's jrrain office. Residence.
corner Wyominir and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 33-tf
Blacksmith and Warn Maker.
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Buggies, Ac., &c,
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352
J. C, ELLIOTT,
AGENT FOK TUB
STOVER WIND MILL
$20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pomps
Challenge Wind and Feed Mills,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Malt Mills, Horse Powers,
Corn Shelters and
Pumps Repaired on Short Notice,
Farmers, come and examine our mill.
You will find one erected on tbeprcmises
of the Hammond House, in good running
alwavs a comln' ut:
And so that heaven we arg'ed no nearer
to us got;
Bnt It give us a taste of somcthin' a
thousand times as hot.
And so the thiug kept workin', and all
the sclf-sanic way;
Always somcthin' to urg'e, and some
thin' sharp to say.
And down on us come the neighbors, a
couple dozen strong,
And lent their kindest service for to
help the thing along.
And there has been days together and
many a weary week
We was both of uscross and spunky, and
both too proud to speak,
And I have been thiukin' and thinkiu'
the whole of the winter and fall
If I can't live kind with a woman, why,
then I won't at all.
And so I have talked with Betsey, and
Betsey has talked with me,
And we'veVagrcedi-together thatJK
can't never agree;
And what is hers shall be hdrs, and
wfiatis mine shull be mine;
And I'll put it in the agreement, and
take it to her to sign.
Write on the paper, lawyer the very
Of all the farm and live stock, that she
shall have her half:
For she has helped to earn it, through
many a dreary day,
And it's nothing more than justice that
, Betsey has her pay.
Give her the house and homestead, a
man can thrive and roam,
But women arc skeery critters, unless
they have a home.
And I liavc alwuys determined, and
never failed to say,
That Betbcy never should want a home,
if I was taken away.
There'rf a little hard money that's draw
in' tol'rable pay;
A couple of hundred dollars laid by for'
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker.
3 Doors Wrtt orstlllmaiTiDnic; Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction piaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. GT PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try my work.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture "Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on' hand BlacfWal
HHt Lumber. u . a&ci
Viiihsin An. cjj:iiti Ccirt Etui, Ceksfei, Sii
reek In vour owa.town: J5
Outfit free. No risk. Reader
rou want a business at
Ich persons of either sex
ean raxVe great pay all the time toey
w-erk, write.for particulars te H. Hai
lett fc Co Tortlaad, Jiahio.
S.J. KAJUCOT, Prepr.
Nebraska Avt., South of Depot,
A newliouse, newly furnished.. Good
week at reasonable rates.1
tSTSeVs a Firot.Clas Tabic.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E; J. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
AND CIGARS, '
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
tSTKtntxicky Whiskies a Specialty.
i tk u f f6 their c-a8ony n & a
BY THE CASE, CAN OB DISH,
lltk Street, Soktk of Depot,
2iO O x x eiiai ti aijpj J.
Grain Produce, Etc.
Gooa Lrooas ana Pair Sn
' j. ax . .
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Meats,,.. .25 Cents. I lodgings... .25 Ctt
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anytchere in the city.
Corner i off 13th and Madison Sts.
' ' 'Worth of Foundry: ' ' 307
Safe in the hands of good men, and easy
to get at;
Put in another clause, there, and give
her half ortnat.
Yes, I see you smile, sir, at givin' her
Yes, divorce is cheap, sir, but Ltakc no
stock in such.
True and fair I married her, when she
was blithe and young;
And Betsey was al'ays good to mo ex-
ccptiu' with her tongue.
Once, when I was young as you, and not
so smart, perhaps.
For me she mittcned a lawyer, and sev
eral other chaps;
And all of 'cm was flustered and fairly
And I for a time was counted the luck
iest man in town.
Once when I had a fever I won't forget
I was hot as a basted turkey, and crazy
as a loon
Never an hour went by when she was
out of i?ht:
She nursed me true and tender, and
stuck to me day and night.
And If ever a house was tidy, and ever
a kitchen clean.
Her house and kitchen was as tidy as
any' I ever seen;
And I don't complain of BetScy or any
of her acts,
Exccptin' when we've quarrelled and
told cacn otner facts.
So draw up the paper, lawyer, and I'll
go home to-night,
And read the agreement to her and sec
if it's all right,
And then in the mornin' I'll sell to a
tradin' man I know
And kiss the child that "was left to us
and out in the world I'll go.
And one thing put in the paper, that
first to me didn't occur
That when I'm dead at last she shall
bring me back to her;
And lay me under tho maples I planted
When she and I was happy, before we
And when Bhe dies, I wish that she
would bu laid by me;
And lyln' together in silence, perhaps
wc will agree;
And if ever we meet in heven, I wouldn't
think it queer
If we loved each other the better be
cause we quarrelled here.
The latest September, days had
come in all their perfection days
when the pure, cold nir seemed like
an elixir of fife and 3'onth wheu
there was the first suggestion of ex
quisitely snd days of the dying glory
of Summer time in the hazy, red
gold atmosphere that hung silently
over the hill-tops, ajnd brooded like
some palpable blessing over the low
land and lawn.
Blatiche Carroll sat on the- low
door-step of the farm-house that had
been her homo that Summor, look
ing out through tho twilight with
wistful eyes that were blue as Heav
en's dome. Thinking always think
ing, it seemed to her, 6inco those
other .days, and yet a year gone by,
when instead of being what she was
now, Mrs. Pemberlon's half assist
ant in the duties of the family half
sister, daughter, friend whatever
one chose to call the intimate rela
tion that existed between them
when instead of this, she had been
belle and heiress, whose sway was
undisputed, whose reign had been
as magnificently triumphant as its
sudden ending had been pitifully
sharp and bitter.
She had never, in all her eighteen
years of gay, joyous life, known
what it meant to have a wish un-
gratiiicd a want, however im agin
There had never been any lack of
ready money; there had been hor
ses, and carriages, and servants at
the girl's signal, and trips to the
Continent whenever the fancy seiz
Then had come the terrible finan
cial earthquake, and a week after,
Blanche Carroll had learned from
the lips of her distracted father that
everything must go, even to her
jewels and laces, and costly little
elegancies, so that his name would
not be dishonored for the first time
in his life.
A week nfter that day, which had
seemed the most dreadful of all pos
sible days, somo one had come to
her, and added thovery blackness of
darkness to her woe by telling her
of how Mr. Carroll was found dead
in his office chair apoplexy or par
alysiswhich, was not yet decided.
Blanche almost collapsed under that
second blow. Never having remem
bered her mother, she had loved her
father with double intensil'. And
when he was dead and buried, the
world yawned before her, with no
protecting arm between her and it
when there did not remain a hun
dred pounds in all the wide world
she could cnll her own.
Poor Blanche I
And yet it was not the very worst.
The worst of all wns Elmer West
court's defection, with scores of
those whom she had implicitly be
lieved were best, truest, dearest
others whose defection hurt her for
the time, but whom she learned she
could readily exist without.
But Elmer Weatcourt? He had
been all that was most noble, most
perfect, grandest in masculine hu
man nature. To him she had look
ed with almost, the reverence of a
devotee to her patron saint.
His physical beauty had com
manded her passionate admiration,
his qualities of. mind had called out
all her keenest approbation, and his
peculiarly masterful way had taught
the girl for the first limo in her life
how sweet it was to be governed.
There had never been an engage
nient between them, and yet Blanche
had been so positively sure that he
She had seen it in his eyes, time
and again. She had more than once
listened to sweet, suggestive words
he had spoken, in his low,thrilling
voice. She had. with crood reason
built the most beautiful castle3 of
their future together, and had been
only waiting his pleasure to speak,
when her trouble came to her.
And, with all other Summer
friends, he, too, had left her, with
out a word, without a sign, to think
what she chose, to suffer or not, as
the case might be ; then in her dis
tress, her 6orel--wounded pride, her
desolation of soul, Blanche had
rushed away from London away
up among the cool, green hills of
Cumberland, where she was not
mistaken in supposing she had one
left ilrs. Pemberton,who, although
personally a stranger to her, Blanche
knew had been a dear, warm friend
in girlhood days, of her dear mother.
And so it came to pass that Blanche
Carroll made her home in the ten
ant farm-house, where, with light
womanly duties and pleasant re
sponsibilities, she was bravely striv
ing to forget her bitter'past; and the
sound of Elmer "Westcourt's voice,
and the look in his eyes.
She was thinking of all this as she
sat in the twilight, that coo, breezy
September night, and into the beau
tiful bine eyes bad come such a
wistfulncss and heartsick woe that
dear, motherly Mrs. Pemberton,
looking up from her knitting saw
"It will never, never do I" she said
energetically so much that her
kindly, emphatic tones brought a
sudden dash o? color to Blanche's
face. "It will never do the way
you allow yourself to brood on
things that you can't help. I am
really delighted to think John will
be home so soon. He will take you
in charge, aim niako you give up
your useless memories, which only
seem to make you miserable. Such
a dear, blessed old boy as my John
is, Blanche, and so handsome 1 Why,
I confidently expect it will bo a case
of mutual affinity, you and he, mi
les; he has lost his heart abroad;
this year he has been to Germany 1"
A case of affinity former I Blanche
felt a thrill of sick pain Mrs. Pem
berton never imagined her words'
had caused, for, although she knew
there was a love-story entangled
somehow with Blanche's old life, Die
girl had been proudly reticent of
particulars, or Elmer "Westcourt's
Mrs. Pemberton talked so much,
so often, of her darling, "her bless
ed boy," her only son, John, who,
to her, fulfilled every dream of
manly excellence and perfection.
And Blanche u?cd lo wonder often
what the quiet homo would be like
when Mrs. Pemberlon's son came
into it. She used to wonder how it
would be possible for her to endure
(he presence of anyone who would
in any way remind her of man's
perfidy and heartlessncss.
But if their lives her life was to
be invaded by a man. "Well, after a
time, she grew to be ashamed of her
morbid cowardice of feeling, and re
solved with a stern determination
that was pitiful, that John Pember
ton an old, strengthful name it was
to her should not' interfere with
the duties of the quiet life she hnd
chosen, and which, although she was
hardlv conscious of it, was leaving
its impress of discipline, and pa
tience, and nobility of her nature.
Nevertheless, tho pain the very
bitterness of woe was not remov
ed. Her father's Heath she could, in
the ordinary healing course of na
ture, have got over. Loss of wealth,
position, and summer friends would,
after a time, have been as a trifle
But Elmer Westcourt's defection 1
So long as she lived, it would hurt
her with that keen, sick pnin which
some women do suffer women with
great purity and trust of nature, who
can no more imngino deceit and
cruelty in one they love than them
selves are capable of it. Truly it
Lwas her darkest hour.
To her, Elmer Wesfcourt would
always be the beloved, though not
the loved the one above all others,
although unworthy, strangely para
doxical as it was.
So Blanche tried her best and
bravest to enter into Mrs. Pcmber
ton's spirit of welcome for her son.
She beautified his room, that for
more than a year had stood alone in
its unoccupancy. She baked deli
cious cakes, and arranged toothsome
bills of fare, and went through the
house, leaving everywhere the im
press of her artistic touch, that
delighted Mrs. Pemberton so thor
oughly. "Johu will appreciate it so, bless
his dear heart! Blanche, I never
wanted anything in almylifeas I
want my boy. And do, do Blanche,
make him feel, so far as you are con
cerned, that you make him welcome ;
Up in her room hours after,
Blanche remembered particularly
what dear old Mrs. Pemberton had
said about her contributing her
share toward welcoming and pleas
ing the coming guest, and as she
stood before the glass, brushing out
the long, lustrous hair, that was full
of gleams of sunshine, she thought
how far past (ho time was when she
could be a pride to any one.
She thought how worn out she
had grown to be, how aged and old
womauish her fierce, ceaseless fight
with fate had left her, and she smil
ed wearily at the idea of her even
being thought of wheu John Pem
I think Blanche really thought it
was so mat she was worn and
faded, when, instead of her old-time
radiant, sparkling beauty, she saw n
sweet, subdued serious loveliness,
which others recognized and admir
ed if she did not.
She had never, in all her flush of
beauty, and wealth, and happiness,
made a fairer picture than she look
ed that day, after she had dressed
for Mrs. Pemberton's son's home
She wore white with delicate blue
ribbons, and her lovely hair was
piled high on her head in a golden
confusion of flossy puffs, and ten-
drily rings, and glossy braids.
she could not take an Interest fn the
coming of this gentleman she who
not so very long ago, had so thor
oughly enjoyed a flirtation. She
had wondered why, in spite of her
self, she was so listlessly indifferent
and honestly tried to catch the in
fection of Mrs. Peiuberton's excite
ment of joy.
The old lady had put on her best
dress a rich, rustling silk to do
honor to her son's coming, and
Blanche thought, as she went into
her parlor, that she had never Been
a sweeter tableau of placid, aged
beauty, and happy old days, than
Mrs. Pemberton offered, in her lace
cap and gray puflV, and pale face
lighted by such glad eyes.
"How your son ought to worship
such a mother I"' she said, with a
warmly graceful little impulsive
ness a characteristic of other days,
lo which she seldom gave way now,
"Mr. Pemberton surely docs "
Mrs. Pemberton jumped from her
chair at the sound of carriage wheels
at the door.
"He has come! Oh, Blanche!
But whatever possessed you lo think
his name was Pemberton? Why,
John is my first husband's on I"
And Blanche slipped out of the
back door as the gentleman came in
the front one went away up stairs
again, leaving mother and son to
the sweet sacrcdncss of their glad
In all her life, Blanche had never
felt so lonely as in that half hour
sho spent up 6tairs, knowing how
entirely forgotten she was. She was
not selfish, either, but it seemed as
if all the trouble she had oyer known
came surging its waves of keen re
membrance over her.
She realized as she had never done
before how pitifully alone she was
in the world, and then into the
midst of the harrowing thoughts,
the'tears that had left her heart but
had not yet reached her sweet, sad
eyes, into the midst of the desola
tion of her young life, came Mrs.
Pemberton's voice, quick, glad, ex
ultunt, as she called from the foot of
"Blanche Carroll! My darling
whom I thought I had lost until a
moment ago! Blanche, my love!"
And the girl stood looking at him
clutching Mrs. Pemberton's hnnd in
La vise-like grasp that was chill as
death, her face pale as her dress, her
eyes full of mingled piteous be
wilderment, and wondering doubt,
and mute ecstacy.
"To think I never once thought of
telling yon John's namo was West
court! You see, I always call him
John, although Elmer is prettier,
and he has an equal right to it, it
being his middle name. And to
think Well I'm clear beat!"
And Mrs. Pemberton sauk down
in a hall chair, and wiped hor eyes
and her glasses, while Mr. West-
court look Blanche in his arms and
kissed her, and hastily explained
what she did cot fully understand
tjll later how he had written to her
in the hour of his sudden, imperative
departure abroad how he had sent
letter after letter, and how he had
concluded that she had done with
But the sunshine was come at last
the glad, bright sunshine, that was
all the better for the dark weather
that had so long hidden it. And
Blanche's life blossomed out anew,
under the radiant influences of
love and hope.
But it is the story of Ursula's
courtship, as she herself once told it
to a teasing and fAVorlte child, that
the reader shall have as that of an
other "woman who dared.''
It happened in this wise. Mr.
Matthew Griswold, fall, shy and
awkward, but scholarly and kind,
early in his life wooed a lady in a
distant town, who had another
string to ber bow in the person of a
village doctor. .For a Ioiig time. she
had kept her Lyme lover 1h a state
of uncertainty, in tho hope that she
might draw out a proposal from his
professional rival. After somo
mouths of this dillying Mr. Gris
wold determined to have the matter
settled, and so one day rodo to tho
town, entered her house, and onco
more tendered heart and hand.
"Ob, Mr. Griswold, yon must givo
me more time," said tho lady.
"I give yon your life-time, miss,"
was tho indignant reply ; whereat
the youth bowed himself oat, flung
into the saddle and galloped away
forever, leaving the maiden, who
maiden was forovermore, as her bird
iu the bush never was caught.
To Matthew, disconsolate at his
beautiful home amid that magnifi
cent grove nf clm3 that still shelter
the old Griswold homestead at Black
Hall, on the shore of the Sound, just
cast of the mouth of the Connecticut
river, appeared soon after his Cousin
Ursula, a little senior in years, but
inheriting tho beauty, pride and
ready wit of her graudmother,
She "came, saw, conquered;' but,
warned by his past experience, Mat
thew was slow to speak, though Im
looks aud actions betrayed his feel
ings toward his pretty cousin.
Things ran ou this way for a spaco
until one stormy day, near the close
of her visit, Ursula, descending tho
dark, old oaken staircase, suddenly
encountered her cousin ascending.
Meeting him more than half way,
she, stooping suddenly, said sweet
ly: "What did you say, Cousin 3Iat
thew?" "Oh, I didn't speak; I didu't say
"High time you did, cousin ; high
time yon did."
"The future Governor was uot
slow to take the hint, and speedily
found his tongue ;and this is how Ur
sula Wolcott became Ursula Gris
wold, and for twenty-five years al
ways had a near relative in the Gov
ernor's chair fn old Connecticut.
. P. Goddard, in Sunday After
A Wife lorerT
It seemed strange to Blanche that
A BaxiHe'M'I.Ike CourtMhip.
A solitary gentleman, sixty years
of age, possessing property, and being-
filled with a desire to have a
home of his own, and a wife to keop
it in order, conceived the idea of
calling opon a very estimablo lady
whom he had heard of, but never
met or spoken to, and of presenting
the case for her consideration. He
called at the house where the object
of his choice resided, and asked to
see her. She made her appearance
and he made known his business.
He desired to marry, had heard of
her eminent qualification?, offered to
provide ber a good home, to care for
her, and asked her to become his
wife. In the same strictly business
manner the lady responded that she
had heard favorable mention of her
present caller, she had no homo of
her own, and had no objection to
sharing one of his providing. The
happy arrangement was thus atouce
concluded, and the gentleman Jeff.
On Wednesday he called again for
her, they walked to a minister's resi
dence and were married. Neither of
the parties had known each other pre
vious to this uniqne beginning of
their acquaintance. The lady is
about 40 years of age.
"The power of a wife for good or
evil i3 irresistible. Home must bo
the seat of happiness, or It must bo
unknown forever. A good wife is
io a man wisnnm and courage,
strength and endurance. A bad one
is confusion, weakness, discomfiture
and despair. No condition is hope
less where the wife possesses firm
ness, decision and economy. There
is no outward prosperity which can
counteract indolence, extravagance
and folly at home. No spirit caa
endure bad domestic influence.
Man is strong, but his heart is not
adamant. Ilcdclizhts in enterprise
and action"; to snstain him he needs
a tranquil mind and a whole heart.
He needs moral force in the con
flicts of the world. To recover his
equanimity and composure, he-mo
must be a placo of repose, cheerful
ness, peace, comfort; and his soul
renews its strength again, and goes
forth with fresh vigor to encounter
the trouble and labor of life. But
if at home he finds no rest, and is
thero met with bad temper, sullen
ness, or gloom, or is assailed with
discontent or complaint, hope van
ishes, and he sinks Into despair."
Man Iove3 and runs away. Wo
man brings action for breach of
promise, and gets damages. Woman
loves, and sho rides away. Man
brings bis action, and gets booted
out of court.
SeHtkera Dames DambfoHHd
Take this scene in a hotel parlor
wherea free-born, independent
Westminster wife of a republican
member camo in and informed a
lot of listless ladies that sbo had
called on Mrs. Senator Bruce that
day. In a second the group was
transformed. As southern women
are mostly democrats, they sprang as
if a viper had fallen among them.
A chorus and discussion ensued,
waxing warm and growing person
al. They thought it was "awful,"
and the beautiful one who had dis
turbed them stood smilingly twist
ing heV watch-chain, while opinions
were given and broad minds reliev
ed of their burdens. "Well, she in
three shades lighter than I am ; she
knows ten times more; has a great
deal more money; her husb3nd is a
senator, and I don't seo why I should
not call on her;" and with that part
ing shot the brave defender from
the broad and generous West left
the group to recover their equanim
ity. Washington Letter.
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