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building. Thirtccnth-WColutubus, Neb.
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GOLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 489.
, .Grain, Prod-ace, ;Etc. id
AUi i J.iU
Goods delivered Free of Charge,,
anytrhcrc in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sto.
North of Foundry. "!7
Manufactmcr and Dealer in
iHarn&ssoSaddles, Bridles,- ani-Colb.
keep- con-tantly on hand nllJands of'
whip-. Saddlery Hardware, Curry
cHinbs, Brushes Itridle Hits?, Spurs.,
Curds. Haruct-s made to order. Rc
lairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE. Columbus,
" t r. irt 1
(Successors to'Gust-Lockncr)- '
Dealki: in .alx. kinds'of i; 1
Tlir Imiirorril V.lnanl HarrfMrr. Wood Ilinilcr,
3Jorr.. KtajH-rx. anU SelflUkiK. AUotlic
laneiu- Minnrot CIiicrTliri'-lif r.lliiclsos"
lloiilrr. anil nimliip Uro-.' rrlt-lira-m
tcil VaurloK Wlml Hill Tump-,
etc., llzesy Topi, ot all htjli-s
Farmers, loolc to "your ln
tcrcsts and prlvo una call.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps. Brushes,
PERFUKERY, Etc., Etc.,
ind all articles usually kept onTiand by
Physicians 2'rcscrij)tions Carefully
One door Iut of Galley's, on
Manufacturer and Dealer In
BOOK AND SHOES!
A roninUt asMirtuirnt r I jidif' an J Chil
tlrrnNSIiom krpt on hand.
All Work Warranted'! !
Onr blotto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairirg
Ccir. Olive and I2ili S.
GOLUMBUS BRICK YARD
(One mile west of Columbus.)
TIIOMAS FLYNN SON, ProprV.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Alvcays on Uond In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & "WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IK
FLOUR ATCtD ME Ali.
OFFICE, COL UMB US.
.jJL : : U- 4.-UXL.
'Si TTOHXJZY A T LA W.
IWiMnractiyeiji alltlictco'uris of the
StAte Prompt ''attention' given- to all
bu-incss cntru-ted to his care.
Omce: rp--tair-. one door east of!
Toukxal ottiee, Columbus. 47!'-Cm
JS. MURDOCK & SON,
JIac had an extended experience, and
will guarantee sati-fuetion in work.
All Untie of repairing done on short
notice Our motto is. Good work and
LjiJ ltriee. 'aU JikiliVfi-US-JileOPPOr-?unit
to c-liniate lor you. XSTi-hop at
jlit-.UJ.yV.iiKlmill. Coliuubu-. Ncbr.
j j p
NKI-sOX MILLETT. BYKON MII.LETT,!
.notice of the lVaceTnirt
J Li. . .MIILKTT W SKV,V- .
A TTORXEYS AT LAW. Columbus,
,AA Vliraskii. X. 1J- Thev will srive
c!oso attention to nil business entru-ted
to them. 2JS.
CARKW 5c CAMP,
Atfonioxs and Counselors at Law,
AND HEAL ESTATE AGENTS.
W'll s:i- projiijit attention toallbui
iifv. eituted to them in tlii-and ad-
mtuins fjniiutii. coiiecuoiiv inane
V Hive on inn rner, oppo-iie Jieiniz s
trii-r fctore. t'olumbu-. Neb. prieht
Delltrl. Paile Fr.tiii'ia.
Physician and Snrgoon.
at nil hours
TFjyPJinvtvin re.nl-o,-.Jate Tor -ale,
-if yoirwi-li trt'buy either in or out
of tbe'eity. if J'ou w"i-h to tiade eity
propel ty for hind-, or lands for city
property, jrhe a eall.
Wadswokth Sc Jo?sni.Y.v.
RlEMEll Si STOI.CU keep constantly
on hand and lurni-h In the wall.
tlic bc-t ol brick. Older- -olicited. Ad-,re-.
H! boe, ImixH". poluinbii- i -ls.
TOW IS THE TIME to ecure a life-
like picture ot our-e!f and chil
dren at the New Ar Roinn-, east 11th
-treet. -oulh side railroad track. Coluiu-bu-.
4;.S-tf Mr. S. A. Jo&si.lyn.
KELLY & SLATTERY,
HOLDS 1II.MSK1.F IN RKADI.VES5
for an work in his line. Before
letting your contract for building- of
xnv de-cription call on or addie.-s him
at "t olumbii-, N-'". 35Fir-t-c;.s ap-par.ilii-
tor iino in building-.
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
Jrlorses or Oxen,
CABSI.i: B'OilKS. wild or broke.
O at the C'orro
Chicago Bai'ber Shop.
AIK CVTT1NG done, in the late-t
ttyle.-, with or without machine.
None but lir-t-c!a- workmen employed.
Ladie-' and childreiiN hair cutting a
-pccialty. He-t brand- of cigars con
-tnntlr on hand
J72 Cm Proprietor.
JOHN HUI1ER. the mail-carrier be
tween C'nlumbu and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sunr
daj at G o'clock, sharp, p ising throutrh
Monroe. Genoa, AaUrville, and to Al
l ion The hack will call at cither of
the Hotels-for passengers if orders are
left at the po-t-oflicc. Uate rea-on-able.?2
10 Albion.. 222.1y
GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
A TMY IlESIDENCCon Shell Creek.
1 three milcMia-t of Matthis's bridge,
70,000 ol. liiirl-Imriit brick
which will be -old in lot- to -uit pur-
4l-tf ' OEOItGE HENGGLE1I.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
7 EEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meat-, and smoked pork and beef;
aIo fresh li.-h. 3Iake sausage a spec
ialty, tarltcmcinbcr the place, hlcv
entii St one door we.t of D. Ityan's
V. S. UXA.lEKK13fC: SLKGKOA,
COLUMUDS, : NEBKASKA.
OFFICE HOL'HS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. m. Ollicc on
Nebraska Avenue, three door- north of
E. J. RakerS grain oflice. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus Nebr. -i&J-tf
DIctrlcks loat ItXarkct.
lrukinton Atc nearly opposite Conrt Honsc.
OWING "TO'THE CL6sE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for cash.
Rett steak, per Hi., 40c
Ribroat, " - f. Sc.
Roll. " 6c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will he charged on time, and tint
to good -esponsible parties only. 2C7.
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
Jew prices of your -products dis
course, you. but rather limit your ex
penses to your resource!). Vpu can do
so by stopping at the.nev homc.of.your
fellow farmer, where you can tind good
accommodation)! cheap. For hay, for
team fcr one night and. day, 25 cts.f A
room .furnished with a 'cook stove'and
bunkn. in connection .with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at tho house of the. undersigned'
at the" following rates.: Meals 25 cents;
bed8-10 cents. J. B.SENECAL,
vj mile east of Oerrard'.s Corral.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. -i 17-ly
MRS. W. L. COSSET,
Dress ''and Shirt Maker,
S Doors nest orMillinan s Iiru blore.
Drcssc and shirts eut and made to
order and satisfjctiomuarantecd. Will
also do plain or fancy shewing of any de
scription. EiT PRICES VERY REASON A1JLE.
Give me a call and trv rav work.
LAW, REAL ESTATE
ONEY TO LOAN in -mall lot on
f.nin propel i j. time one to three
year-. Farm- with .-ome improvements
bought -ind sold. Office lor the pre-int
at the- Clother llou-o, Columbu.-, Neb.
GEORGE MT. DERRY,
House k Siau Pnintiii?,
?P 02iii:r.:3, ola:utj.
" liir 3aiisST.
KIT All work warranted. Shop on
Olive street, opposite the " Tatter-all ''
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
readv-made and Metallic Coflius,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Scat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
Ti:Majtca Ato. opposite Court H:z:c, Colsatts, Use
FARM FOR SALE
lirllISL acres under cultivation, a
v-i 5i-SS- good house one and a half
story high, a good stock range, plenty ol
water, and good hay land. Two miles
eat of Columbus. Inquire at the
Pioneer Bakerv. 47-1-Cin.
I). I. Tinin Table.
Emigrant, No. C. leave- at
Pas-cng'r, " A. " "
Freight, " 8. "
freight, " 10, " "
Freight. No. ."i. leave at
Pa eng'r, " ::. " '
Freight. " i. "
Emigrant. 7. 4-
U:2- a. in.
11:00 a. m.
2:1." p. in.
A :i0 a. m.
2:00 p. m.
Evcrvday except Saturday the three
line- leading to Chicago connect with
lT P. train at Omaha. On Saturday
there will be but one train a day. as
shown by the following schedule:
A. S. Paddock. U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
ALvix SAUXDK1W, U. . Senator, Omaha.
T. .1. Ma.iokk, Rep- 1''r
E. K. Valknti.n Rep., Wv-t Point.
Ai.mxus Nasck, (ioeruor, Miieoln.
J.. I. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. Liedtke, Auditor. Lincoln.
G. M. Bartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
CI. DHworth, Altorney-General.
5. II. Thompson, Supt. Public Insruc.
H. C. Daw-on, Warden of Penitentiary.
nirn V,ibiCy' r I'rnn Inspector-.
C. 11. Gould, f '
Dr. .1. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathew-on, Supt. Insane Asylum.
S. Maxwell. Chief Ju-tiec.
George R.Lakr.l A0(.iatl. ,iude.-.
Ainasa Cobb. 1
Founrn judicial DisrnicT.
(i. W. Po-t, .Iudi.te. York.
M. B. Reese, District Attorney. Wahoo.
M. B. Ilovie, Register, Grind Island.
Win. Anyan. Receiver, Grand l-land.
f. G. Iliggins. County Judirc.
John Stauiler. County Clerk.
V. Kummer. Treasurer.
Ilenj. Spielman, SlieriiT.
R. L. Ros.sjtpr, Surveyor.
Wm. Bloedorn j
John Walker, CountvCommi--ioiicr.-.
John Wise. J
Dr. A. Hcintz. Coroner.
S. L. B irrett. Supt. of Schools.
S.- S. McAllister,) TntirCsoniipPe-iee
Ryron Millctt, f ,urtlLCSl ,11PI e'1' -Charles
A. Sneice, Maj or.
John Wermuth, Clerk.
Charlc Wake. Marshal.
C. A. Newman, Treasurer.
S. S. McAllister, Police Judge.
J. G. Routson, Engineer.
1st Ward J. E. North.
G. A. Schroeder.
JPflrtf-E. J. Baker,
Columbus Post Ofllcn.
)pcn on Sundays t re mil a.m. to I2:u.
and from 4:C0 to 0 r. si. Business
hours except Sunday (! a. m f r. m.
Eistern mails close nt 11 a. m.
Western mails close at 4:15p.m.
Mail leavds Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, daily, except Sunday, at 10
A.M. Arrives at 4:30 p.m.
For Monroe- Genoa. AYatervillc and Al
bion, daily except Sunday 0 a. m. Ar
rive, sainerCj.,M. .
For OfcceMa arid TorkVruf silays,Thur.
'day. ait(lSaturday,'7 a. M. Arrives
Mondays, Wcdnedavo and Fridavs,
For "Welf. Farral and Battle Creek,
Mondays, "Wednesdays and Fridays,
6 a.m." Arrives Tucs'days, Thursdavs
tind Saturdays, at (J p. M.
For Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton,
on Mondays and Fridays at G a. m.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdavs, at
G p. ir.
For Alexix, Tatron and David Cit-,
Tuesdays, Thuradavs and Saturdays,
1 P. ir Arrives at 12 M.
For St.,Anthony, Prairie Hill and St.
Bernard. Saturdays, 7 a.m. Arrives
Fridavfc, 8 p. M.
Not always do our faces bear
A faithful record of the wear
Of time upon the inner life.
The ceasele-s and the dreary strife
Of passion that JvJUUln. us roll ;
The secret struggle of the soulj-
3Iay frequently impart
Their history to the human face, , .
But oh! how oft they leave no trfjee?
How oft there cometh to all men
The hour of gloom and sorrow, when
The placid brow does not express
Tlie sense of utter loneliness '
That rests upon the heartlj
When cherished visions fade away,
Of those who loved us once betray.
Or when the earth is laid above
The still, cold form of one we love.
Our facesTor a while reveal
The-bitfer woe we inly fear;
But Jater on the seal
Of pridfe-ls set upon our grief,
That may not thenceforth find relief
In outward secminsr, but must dwell
Within the heart's nio-t secret cell,
That careles eyes may not behord
The depth of misery untold N . "
Aud ngony wo feel. 4
Is it becaufc we idly fear
The heartless cynic's covert sneer
That thus we veil our better part
In the still chambers of the heart?
Or is it that w e hold our woe
Too sacred for the world to know.
And only for the eye
Of Him who read all heart to see?
I know not yet it seems to me
The world were better could it know
That verdure bloomed beneath the
Could It but rend the icy veil, -now;
And see that though the surface fail,
The fountain is not dry!
I5Y AUNT lTGOIE.
'"Yes, I will marry him, and end
the stiuggic! Life is not lony, any
way. In a little while we will nil
be as though wc never had been, and
if I am faithful to the end, I shall
have n joy not known on earth.
What is Ihe time here compared to 'i
eternity? Why should wc fret and
grieve when we are denied what wc
wish for? It is wrong; so I will
try to think no more of Fraueis, but
marry Mr. Grant, and end this
wretched struggle to keep up ap
pearances on nothing. Beside, I'll
have no peace unless I do. Father
and mother are so anxious to have
me accept him they wili be down
right angry with me if I reluse."
Thus soliloquized Ilattie Mayhain
one cold evening in December, as
she sat by the open wood lire in her
room, tr iug to look on the bright
bide ol the question trying to con
sole hersell torthe sacrifice she was
"Oh, if I had only .been bi ought
up to support myself, how much bet
ter it would be for us all !" exclaim
ed shr-. "Mother does not need me
since Katie and Bell have grown up,
and I should have been leaching all
thee long years since I left school,
instead of being dependent on father
and wailing for Francis to come
back and marry me. Ugh ! I feel
ashamed of myself when I think ol
the useless, aimless life I have led
sinre I left school. Yet. really, I am
not to blame. I have begged more
than once to he allowed to earn my
living like Carrie White and Mabel
Vauirhan ; (hey seem so happy and
independent, earning their four hun
dred dollars a juar and doing as
they please with it. But then, as
Bell says, Tliey are common people ;
no real gentleman would permit his
daughter to work for wages!' What
a ridiculous idea for poor people to
get into their heads.
"But it is no use talking,'' contin
ued she, drawing a long breath. "I
may as well go to bed. Father and
mother have that prejudice (irmly
fixed in their minds, and no reason
ing of mine will root it out, so I'll
just end it all by telling papa in the
morning that I'll marry Mr. Grant.
He has a nice home to take me to
and plenty of money, and 1 can help
my (amily so much; but I might
have been lightening the burden all
these four years, if father would only
"Ah, me! nearly eleven o'clock.
I must retire. It is the last evening
I shall be Francis Whitlier's betroth
ed wife. To-morrow Mr. Grant
will be here, and then
O, Heavenly Father I help me to
be brave and do what is my duty!"
And wilh this prayer, Hatlie arose
yery 6lowly and prepared for bed.
Poor Ilattie! it was hard for her
to give up the one bright dream of
her life, and marry a man old enough
to be her father. But what could 6hc
do? They were poor; her father
owned no property, being only a
hij-.lc kteper in a large mercantile
house in Cincinnati, but received a
I fair salary enough to live verv com
fortably had he been satisfied with
that, but, like too many others, he
aspired higher and tried to Jive like
His three daughters were fashion
ably educated; they dressed ele
gantly, aud, one not knowing (heir
circumstances would have supposed
him worth his thousands. Of course
all this dressing and keeping up ap
pearances on such small capital
must require considerable managing,
and the girls were early educated in
the mysteries of dress making and
the faculty of making much out of
They were, therefore, quite indus
trious, and not nearly as worthless
as Hatlie would have us suppose,
although all their work went to keep
up appearances. Their fashionable
frieiids would have held up their
hands in horror coulll they have seen
the amount of turning and making
oyer old dresses, the shifting, brush
ing and rctrimming necessary to
keep these four ladies looking like
Ilattie had often rebelled at ho
much striving and straining to make
a genteel appearance, and had beg
ged to be allowed to do something
for herself. Her education was more
thorough than that of most fashion
able young ladies, aud she could
have taught very acceptably. But,
her father would hot consent to it;
he would not have one of his daugh
ters toiling in a school room, and
being criticised by all the foolish,
indulgent parents whoso displeasure
she might incur, for the pitiful sum
she would receive, forgetting that
her salary as a teacher during the
year was more than all three of the
girls had to spend in that time. Her
mother was more against it, if possi
ble, than her father; wondered
where Ilattie got such notions and
thought she might as well get rid of
them, for she was not going to let
her ruin her prospects for marrying
by becoming a school-teacher, be
sides, everyone knew school-teachers
- It was Mr. and ,Mrs. Mayham's
one hope to see their daughters well
married ; they had toiled and stinted
and strained evcrv nerve to bring
them up to appear as well as thcirj
associates, who were daughters of
merchants, bankers, aud men. of
wealth aud distinction. And when
the burden seemed too heavy, they
would console themselves with the
thought that by-and-by their daugh
ters would marry men of wealth and
lionor, ami tliey would then be
amply repaid lor all the sacrifice
they had made (or them.
But alas for human planning aud
expectation! Although thejr daugh
ter had plenty of beaux, yet there
were no offers of marriage except
Francis Whiltier, who had proposed
to Ilattie and been accepted, about
four years previous to the opening
of our story. He was a very enter
prising young man, with many
estimable traits of character, but
very little of this world's goods.
The announcement of II attic's en
gagement caused quite a commotion
in the family. They admitted his
worth, but he was poor; and Mrs.
Mayhain said she had always hoped
and pracd that her girls would
never have to struggle as she had
done. Katie and Bell declared if
they could not better themselves
thuy would remain as they were;
while papa, who had remained silent
until all had expressed their opin
ions, said very decidedly that, until
Francis Whiltier had a home and
income sufficient to support Hatlie
as she had been in the habit of liv
ing, he could not have her; and as
he was only a young lawyer with a
small practice, he guessed it would
be a long time before he would be
ready to claim her. lie was sorry
that Ilattie had been so foolish as to
fall in love with a poor man.
The result of this conversation,
which occurred four years ago, was
a consultation between Ilattie and
her lover, ending in a decision on
bis part to go west, and try to carve
out more rapidly a fortune sufficient
to enable him to support Ilattie as
her father wished. During the time
he had been gone, although he had
applied himseir strictly to business,
studying early and late, yet lie did
not seem much nearer the acme of
their desires than when he left her.
But a young lawyer cannot spring
into a practice with one bound; lie
must work his way into it; and al
though Francis, at the end of four
years, did not see much further
ahead than when he started, yet he
was really further along on the road
to success ; for he had gained by his
strict attention to business the es
teem of some of the best men in
town, who had marked his applica
tion and, at the beginning of the fifth
year, consulted and employed him
iii several important cases, two of
which he gained, thus bringing him
into the notice of other prominent
With many bright anticipations of
future happiness and joy he wrote
to Ilattie of his fcucccsc, and begged
her to be patient, hoping that ere
long he would be able to claim her
aud end (he. weary wailing. But
this letter never reached Ilattie, if it
had, no amount of persuasion could
have induced her to cast him off for
a wealthier man.
About three months previous Mr.
Grant, a rich old gentleman, had met
Ilattie at an entertainment given by
one of her fashionable friends, and
had .fallen so deeply in love with her
pretty face that bo resolved then and
there, to win her if wealth and per
severance could do it, and imme
diately commenced paying his ad
dresses to her. At first Ilattie
treated him as she would any other
old gentleman that came to the
house, singing aud playing for his
entertainment. But when she saw
he was coming wilh serious inten
tions, she used her utmost endeavors
to keep out of his way.
This, however,offended her father,
so she was compelled to accept his
attentions or incur her parent's seri
ous displeasure; for Mr. Mayhain
was almost sure that Mr. Grant
meant to make Ilattie his wife, and
although he was so much older than
she, he hoped that his daughter
would accept him.
Therefore when, one. evening, Mr.
Grant drove up to his office and
asked the pleasure of driving him
home, his heart beat high with ex
pectation; and his anticipations
were realized, for before they had
been together many minutes Mr.
Grant asked Mr. Uayliatu for his
daughter Ilattie, promising to settle
a large amount on ln the day she
became his wife.
To say that Mr. Mayham was elat
ed would be putting it very mildly;
he (elt that at last his toil would be
rewarded ; he would have one rich
son-in-law, and Ilattie would be
settled. One daughter less to strive
for, and he know that Ilattie was
generous enough to divide her in
come with her sisters. In the exu
berance of his joy he forgot all about
his daughter's early attachment, and
when on telling her of Mr. Grant's
proposal upon arriving home, she
reminded him that she was no Ion"
er free, he was struck dumb. He
had forgotten about Francis Whit
tier, and his disappointment was so
intense that he reeled, and Ilattie
thought he was going to fall. She
pitiediiim and said she was sorry to
disappoint him, but she (elt that it
was impossible for her now to give
up her first love.
'Tshawr replied Mr. Mayham,
recovering his speech and losing his
temper, "I do hope you are not
going to let that foolish attachment
stand between you and the best
chance you will ever have. Just
think ! you have been waiting four
years for that fellow, and you are
liable to wait four more. Now, a
good and wealthy man offers you a
home and fortune, and I do think it
is your duty to accept his offer. It
would be such a relief to me to see
one of my girls settled. There are
three of you, and heaven knows I
have tried to do all my duty toward
you. If I should die, what would
become of you? Have you ever
thought of that, Haltie? Have you
ever reflected that I might be called
away?' he continued, in a softer
tone. '-See, there arc gray hairs on
my head : I am no longer a young
man, and should sickness come upon
me our present income would be cut
off. We have saved nothing; have
lived to the full extent of our in
come for your sake; and now you
have a chance of repaying me by
accepting the proposal of a worthy
man, well-calculated to take care of
you. It is cruel of you to refuse,
All this, and much more, he said,
before he dismissed her with the
hope that she would think well of
what she had heard, and not let a
foolish fancy ruin the best prospect
she ever had.
It was just after this conversation
that we find Ilattie sitting so dis
mally by the little fire, talking to
herself. She fully realized that her
father's words were true; but why
should they be true? It wa3 cruel
to bring her up in a style that they
.could not afford, and then expect her
to give up all her bright hope9 and
her great love, to marry a man old
enough to be her father.
Now, although our heroine loved
Francis "Whiltier with all the
strength of her warm young heart,
yet, after due deliberation, she con
cluded to acquiesce in her parents'
wishes. She studied it well that
evening; (ought a hard battle be
tween love and duty and duty won.
The next morning she wrote a
long letter to her discarded lover,
telling him how matters stood and
begging him to think as well of her
as possible; that she had beeu true
to him during his absence, and wo'd
have contiuued to wait for him could
she have supported herself. But
she was not permitted to do that,
and it seemed impossible for her to
depend on her father any longer.
She was doing what she believed to
be her duty, and hoped to gain the
reward promised to all who sacri
fice self for others. It was hard to
give him up, but lifo was not long;
sooner or later they would meet
where there was neither parting nor
Tho letter was finished, and her
next- act was to gather all the little
mementoes he had giveu her sou
venirs of that happy time now gone
forever and look upon them for the
last time before putting them out of
sight. Ah, reader, there's no greater
sacrifice than giving up a heart's:
love! Mr. and Mrs. Mayham wore
not aware of the great suffering their
daughter was enduring j they were
not cruel, only worldly.
No pen can describe the delight
and relief of the family when Ilattie
was securely married and off. Not
one of them ever gave a thought to
the sacrifice she had made ;. never
once noticed the pale cheek and list
less air of the bride. All they tak
cd of was tho luxurious home and
handsome carriage she would bave
6n her return, well knowing that'
Hattie's home would bp their's
whenever they chose to make it so,
and that much of her large income
would be enjoyed by them also. Mr.
and Mrs. Mayhem appropriated a
large share of credit for their train
ing of their daughter, and thought
this more than repaid them for the
saviug of so many ycar.
After due time Mr. and Mrs.
Grant returned from their bridal
tour, and took up their residence in
their elegant mansion. Katie and
Bell spent much time with their
sister, and poor Ilattie tried to make
her husband happy.
Francis Whitlier received Hattie's
letter of renunciation with a heavy
heart, and it took all the joy from
his life. But he was :i true Chris
tian, and his faith in his Heavenly
Father alone saved him from des
pair. He ti ever, however, was the
bright, cheery fellow that he was
before he lost his only love. In a
little while he had a fair iucome,
and could not help regretting that
Ilattie had not been permitted to
wait for him.
Fourteen years have passed since
Hattie's marriage. She has a little
daughter twelve years old, and her
husband is very feeble. Francis
Whitlier has not married. Poor
Katie married a man of reputed
wealth, who left her destitute a year
after marriage; she now keeps
house for Hatlie. Belle is still on
the look out for a chance to better
herself; she stoutly affirms that she
will never marry until she can marry
Humor in tho Family.,
Good humor is rightly reckoned a
most valuable aid to happy home
life. An equally good and useful
faculty is a sence of humor or tho
capacity to have a little fun along
with Ihe humdrum cares and work
of life. "We all know how it bright
ens up things generally to have a
lively, witty companion who sees
the ridiculous points of things and
who can turn an annoyance into an
occasion of laughter. It doec a
grest deal better to laugh over some
domestic mishaps than to cry or
scold over them. Many homes and
lives arc dull because they are al
lowed to become too deeply im
pressed wilh a sense of the cares
and responsibilities of life to rec
ognize its bright, and especially its
mirthful side. Into such a house
hold, good but dull, the advent of a
witty, humorotiR friend is like sun
shine on a cloudy day.
"While it is always oppressive to
hear persons constantly striving to
say witty or funny things, it is com
fortable, seeing what a brighlener
a little fun is, to make an effort to
have some at home. It is well to
turn off an impatient question
sometimes, and to regard it from a
humorous point of view instead of
becoming irritated about it.
"Wife, what 13 the reason I can
never find a clean shirt?" exclaimed
a good hut rather impatient hus
band after rumagiug sometime all
through the wrong drawer.
His wife looked at him steadily
for a moment, half inclined to be
provoked, then with a comical look,
she said :
"I never could guess conundrums ;
I give it up."
Then he laughed, and they both
laughed, and she went and got his
shirt, and he felt ashamed of him
self and kissed her, and then she
felt happy ; and so what might have
been an occasion for hard words
and unkind feelings became just the
contrary all through the little vein
of humor that cropped out to the
Some children have a pecnliar
faculty for giving a humorous turn
to things when they are reproved.
It does just as well oftentimes to
laugh things off as to scold them
off. Laughter is better than tears.
Let us have a little moro of it at
There are two ways of getting
through this world. One way is to
make the best of it, and the other is
to make the worst of it. Those who
take the latter course work bard for
A "Happy Family."
Tho other evening at nine o'clock
a policcmau found a family of fivo
persons and two old trunks under a
shed near the foot of Second street,
waiiiug to go up me river on a
wood-barge which wouldn't leave
until the next forenoon. The man
had both hands pressed to his face,
the womau was wiping her eyes on
a handkerchief, and all the children
"What seems to be tho matter?"
inquired the officer, a ho halted
,rtOhj nothing much;" au-jwered the
man. "I've got the jumpln' tooth
ache, but it alius slacks up on me
"What ails your wile?"
''Oh, she's kinder tired out and
nervous, but as soon as she gets u
good rest for her back asiii tl.u
wood-pile she'll go lo sleep-and for
ger, all about it. SheV nil right,
"But the children are crjing,''
continued the officer.
" Yua, kinder crying," repli
ed the man, " but that's noth
ing. That boy, Augustus Ciesar,
he wants . a stick ot gum, lint
he'll soon chaw himself to
sleep on a sliver. The next one,
Charles Henry, he's howlin' 'cause I
won't buy him a rockin'-horse, but
soon's I get time to spunk him he'll
curl down and go to dreainin' of
angels. That gal, Minerva, has got
her mouth ulade up for fried-eakt
and milk, but I'll give her a bit o
pork and bread from the trunk and
she'll never know the difference.
We are kinder sprawled out here,
and we seem to bo kinder afflicted,
but wc arc a icg'lar happy family."
Detroit Free Press.
A little story in Harper j reminds
us of a habit which parents have,
which is the cause of many a bitter
pang to the hearts of their little ones.
A little five year old asked her
manlma to let her run across tho
way to visit a playmate. As she
saw a refusal in her mamma's face,
she put her little rosebud lips up for
a kiss, and said' ''Please don't say
no ; think a minute firsL" Ob, the
wisdom contained in those simple
words! Ho v common it id, when
a little one asks a favor which to us
seems but a trifle, but to their vision
is a matter of great moment, to
thoughtlessly, hastily, snap out a
'No!'' Nor could we, did we pause
to inquire of ourselves why we refu
sed, give a satisfactory reason. It
has become a habit, perhaps, to deny
their wishes, until it must seem to
them that we take delight in thwart
ing their innocent requests. The
little girl desires to go and see a
playmate, the boy wants to go into
the woods for a holiday. There is
no possible objection to cither, but
the hasty"No !' rises to the lips ; the
child, hurt, and smarting under a
sense of injustice, "teases," or else
goes away in sullen silence. Tho
parent feels that he or she has been
too hasty, but believes it beneath
their dignity lo retract now. Be
sides, "What right has a child to
persist, when they arc told no?" is
the question that comes uppermost.
So the child is robbed of a pleasure,
the parent is wounded at its lack of
dutifHl feeling, all of which might
be avoided, if parents would only
heed the little mentor's counsel
''Please think a rainuto first !'- West
The .Silent Stranger.
A stranger sat in the corner of a
car going to New York, in ea3y at
titude, bis feet upon a large black
trunk. The gentleman conductor
going his rounds, at the first station
politely informed the stranger that
the trunk must be put in the bag
To which the stranger nothing re
plied. At tho second station the dis
pleased conductor, more decidedly
told tho strangor that ho must pnt
the trunk in the baggage car.
To which the stranger nothing
At the third station the vexed
conductor more imperatively told
the stranger that ho must put the
trunk in the baggage car, or it
would be put off the traiu.
To which the stranger nothing
At the fourth station the irate
conductor had the trunk put off and
To which the stranger nothing
At the fifth station the mollified
conductor, addressing the atranger
begged him to remember that he
had bat done what his duty requir
ed, that he had done it only after
repeated warnings, and that It was
solely the stranger's fault.
, To which the strauger laconically
"Don't care ; 'taint my trunk."