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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 14, 1874, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                HAS1IF ITT, JOHN. really mugt get John said Amy YY Ellsworth, lazily pulling a bright hued flower to pieces. "It is not possible. There is no way of think- ing of such a thing, Amy I You've had twenty of your lady friends here, and all with a "view of having John find a partner among them you have failed, and John is getting to be a regular woman-hater, in spite of his good-na- ture." "Well, I shall try once more at least, Anabelle Cameron, is coming next week, and if she don't win' him I shall surely give up in despair, though I hate to leave him alone. He would make such a good husband And he can be as ..gay and nice as any one when he gets over his bashful-ness and' becomes acquainted. You know that Alf and I haven't quite despaired of him yet. I must get him married before I leave. Think how lonely he will be in this great house by himself! And he would not invite any, com- pany would not know what to do with them." The object of this conversation was at this mo- ment idly lounging on a rustic seat in his spacious grounds his cigar had dropped on the ground, and the paper which he held in his hand was up- side down, showing that he was not reading. There was a frown on his high white brow, and his musings ran something in this wise: "Deuce take it I wish Amy had never met Alf Benaon 1 But I suppose t'would have been some one else. What I'm going to do without her I don't know. Alone in that great can't Amy and Alf Jive here? But he won't, of course, sacrifice his fine house in the city, that he had fixud up for her; it would be au insult to pro- pose it." An impatient groan escaped poor John at this juncture'. A carriage-was rolling slowly up a steep hill nearamile from John Ellsworth's beautiful home. There were two ladies in Anabelle Cam- eron, a brunette with a handsome though too masculine face, dressed in a showy travelling garb, and her companion Euth Lily, a sweet little blonde clothed inanjattire of segond mourn ing. "Now, snidMiss Cameron. "I intend to marry this John Ellsworth it will be a splendid catch, I assure you. Why, he is worth nearly a million, and is just one of those men that will let his wife twist him around her little finger. Now I can hardly exist on my income." Here Euth opened her eyes in wonder, for she knew how much Miss Cameron's income was. and seemed to her a fortune. "It looks smaller and smaller to me every she continued, "and then, besides the money, it will be such a, charming thing to captive Mr John Ellsworth, for so mauy have tried and in vain. And you needn't be afraid of losing your situation( Kuth, for I could not do without you, my dear and when I am Mrs Ellsworth, your wages shall be raised. There, Ruth, we can see the place from here. The grounds are so large that one can't see the house until within them. Dear me how anx- ious I am to see Mr Ellsworth I I've heard he is very, handsome." Here the oue-sided conversation stopped, while Miss Cameron sat in pleasant thought, and little Euth drank in with an artist's eye the surround- ing objects. Poor Euth! her life had been a sad one, She once had a happy home, a rich father and a loving mother. Every advantage of education that money couid procure was her's, and she never knew a moment's sorrow until; the death of her .parents. Her father had died a bankrupt, and her mother soon followed him to the grave. So Ruth had hired herself to Miss Cameron as a companion and had been with her for years. John had been informed of'Miss Cameron's com- ing, and great was his discomfiture on hearing of it; but, as he could not avert the calamity; he bore it with a tolerable grace. He did not appear at the ten table on the eve of Miss Cameron's arrival, but Amy found him, and brought him into the parlor after tea was over.- iWhen he was once there, Miss Cameron completely cornered him, .and there he sat with his handsome face flushed scarlet, Miss C imeron sat beside him, talking her best, asking him all sorts of questions, seldom waiting for answers, for which John was very -thankful. He finally escaped when she had taken her place at the piano, and commenced to sing music. Poor John was sitting near the and, feeling that he should suffocate if he stayed there any longer, quietly slipped out. Not very polite in him of course; but' he detested opera music. Up iu his room he heard her sing- ing for about ten minutes, and then all was quiet, and John, wicked fellow! sat congratulating him- self upon his escape. The next morning Ainy induced him to take with her guests, and Miss Cameren sat opposite him, wishing very much to sfty some sar- castic things about the evening before but the presence of Amy and Alfred put a stop to that. She was not quite as talkative as on the evening previous, but closely watched poor John. Poor John indeed! Every moment threatened to choke him, and his was fond of eggs left untouched; he could not eat it, for he was certain that he -would spill it, or do something dreadful, with those eyes watching his every movement. And then could she not have known tie cause inquiring if he was ill, and ask- ing. John thought, all sorts of silly questions. At last he could endure it no longer, and hast- ily excusing himself, he rushed from the table snd locked himself in hii room. In about au hour he crept stealthily dowh the back stairs and walked quietly to the lake, where he intended to take a sail to cool his troubled thoughts. What was his surprise to see the boat already occupied, but not by Miss Cameron, as he was thankful; to note, but by Euth Lily, who was engaged in read- ing Tennyson. John stood watching her as she gtillxead on -without noticing him. "By Jove I She's the prettiest little thing I ever thought Join. Jast then Ruth glanced up, and blushed on see- ing John, and then John did something which he had nevei! done, before, and 'JWM very much sur- prised at himself for doing; he-'asked Ruth to sail wiith him, and, before the sail waa ended, he concluded' there were other women.-like his sister, after all. That was. not the last sail they had together, and, if Miss1 Cameron hud followed her companion, she could hot have wondered how he kept out of her way. It took her two weeks to learn that she never could win John Ellsworth and, at the end of that time, she began to think of going home; Ruth told John one day that they were" taking their last sail together. It never struck John tiil this moment what Ruth was to him, and the thought overwhelmed him so without stopping to consider the ne had done so, his bashfulnesa would have kept him from saying one told Ruth that, he loved her and asked to her be his wife. "Well, Euth, I never thought of such a never! I'm perfectly astonished." "I am too. I never thought ,of his caring for said Euth, simply. "Of course you cared for him sneered Miss Cameron. -Of course I answered Euth. "I'm so glad John is said Amy, as she folded a long letter hart received from that young man. "And he chose a better wife than ever I could have chosen for him." "Euth, darling, sing "Annie Laurie" for me. I am so glad you don't sing said John, thinking of the time when Miss Cameron sang opera to him. "John Ellsworth is married said the world, and married to a lady's companion. Dear me! what taste But John was happy. THE American Jady to whom the young Duke Nicholas of Russia gave hia mother's stolen diamonds, ia now in Paris, with the jewels, worth francs, in her possession. She is de- scribed as intelligent .and beautiful. The duke is said to be madly in love with her and wishes to marry her. TACK B E N S O N'.S LIVERY STABLE, RORIE ST., NEAR POSTOFFICE, is the largest, most complete, best stocked, and generally tip-top establishment in the city, and is equal to anything in Ontario. Business buggies, open, and covered; yacht buggies, covered PhffitiSns, open and covered one first-class Victoria Phaeton. Eight Teams of First-class Horses. All go; no cripples. No stop when they want to; all well taken care of and able to show it. Best assortment of harness anywhere. Money says all the above. jl9-m J. E. BENSON. A! GEICULTURAL WAREHOUSE. J. C. D. Me VICAR CO., General dealers in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Ready-Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, Sewing- Machines, Etc. A Splendid stock and at exceedingly low prices. Call and see them. jl6-m W. H. L Y O N, Main St., WHOLESALE RETAIL dealer in Dry Goods and Cloth ing, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, etc. Can't be beat in General Groceries, Provisions, Flour and Feed, WINES AND LIQUORS, Confectionery. Orders taken for the Meadow King Mower and Dayton-Hay Bake. jlt-m. CIGN OF THE BUFFALO, JAS. HENDERSON CO Dealers in' GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, and Ready-made Clothing Consisting of Straw, Fannama, and Linen Hats, LINEN AND LUSTRE COATS, "White Dress, Regatta, and Oxford Shirts, SILK, COTTON, A1TD MEBIITO T7NDERCLOTHINQ. Also, a full assortment of Cents' Ready-made Clothing. Garry Street, west aidoj TT A K I> W 1 It E S T O K E. TIN AND 1ST IRON WORK. cMICKEN TAYLOR Beg to notify the people of Winnipeg and surrounding country that they have opened their t WHICH IS Most Complete and Commodious m the Great North West This Firm is prepared to Manufacture all sorts of Tin and Sheet Iron Work on the shortest notice and at reasonable rates. IMMIGRANTS will do well to call and inspect our stock before purchasing their Plows, Hakes, Reaping and Mowing Machines, Farmers' "Wagons and Carts. All Kinds of Farm Implements always on hand. jl6-m MANITOBA FBEE PEESS PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ESTABLISHMENT. THE WEEKLY FREE PRESS is a handsome eight prtge paper of forty columns, published every Saturnay, contains more reading matter, apd has a larger circulation than ALL the other papers in the Province combined, and is THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM through which to reach the people of the Province. It is a regular visitor to nearly every English speaking household ic. Manitoba. THE DAILY1 FREE PRESS has already attained a large circulation in the city. -KLS V To advertise in it is to secure communication with the entire city. THE JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT is unequaled by any establishment west of St. Paul. It is supplied with the latest improved presses, and all modern styles of type are received as fast as produced. This depart, ment is under the control of one of the most experienced job printers in the Dominion. Excellence in quality, promptitude in execution, and fair prices are the character- istics of this department. Lately have been added to this establishment, complete ifccilitiei ktoda of   

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