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   Bath Independent (Newspaper) - March 6, 1880, Bath, Maine                                +J ^ . y   v v?y^ y:yy ;yy--        .- -V.- - ; a. ^ h �    J h  ^ ! � h 7 v. VOL. I. 1 . BATH, MAINE, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1880. MO. 13. " GONE r Scene in London railway station-departure Of emigrants for Liverpool. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ay I mark ye-well the anguish of the parting: That cry of "Gone!" Ie wrung [from hearts through which fierce pain is darting. All hope Wfthdrawn; The Boole of women and of children smarting While life drags on. *    , Childless !^-bnt not through heaven's divine ' affliction, Is helpless > age ; And hnftbandlesB!-oh 1 sorrow beyond fiction, tfbrda oannpt gauge! And fatherless I-where lies the benediotion That ean assauge. Speak not to them. The words of consolation ,  iNo help reveal. Within that hour of awful separation Think what they feel, Bearing the pain with lowly resignation, That golfl might heal. Their lips are dumb.  The Instinct of expression, . They know, it not. f o bear the woes that fall in qnlok succession Is all their lot; They form no scheme that leads them towards redresslon, While tears fall hot. Then gaze with coldness on their voiceless Ay ! If you can ; Think of the wanderer on the ocean sailing! Thou richer, man ~~ Could'it thou not bear his anguish without quailing? Then find some plan. Bneh misery is not of heaven's sending, their father died, and they were suddenly rednoed from rffluenoe to actual poverty. Nothing remained from the wreck of a magnificent fortune bat the bitter experience that always accompanies suoh reverses. Fine friendB failed them, flatterers looked coldly on their distress; those who had moat frequently partaken of their lavish hospitality passed by on the other side. Nob a friend remained in their adversity but one, and she had indeed the will fait not the power to help them. The boys left college and tamed their thoughts to buBineps. It was hopeless to attempt to follow up their professions with an invalid mother and idolized only sister depending on them for support. John secured the situation as del k in a city warehouse. Roger accepted a desk in the office of Bernard BusseU, an old friend of his father's. They moved to cheap lodgings, and for several years plodded on wearily, the only gleam of sunshine in their altered home being the occasional visits of Alice Bussell to their Bister. Maude Gourlay and Alice had been Bohoolfellpws and friends ; they usually spent their vacations together, and Alice felt the misfortune that had fallen on the family as if it had overtaken her own. But she could do nothing but pj�y them flying visits, send trifling gifts round suddenly. "John, old fellow, it's no use." 11 Brother I" and he lifted bis hand as if to ward off a blow. . " It's no use," Roger went on in a hard voice; "she does not love you. She loves some one else. Be a man, John, and bear it, for there's no hope." One low, stifled groan, and then John Gourlay wrung his brother's hand and walked steadily out of the room. What he suffered in the. hours that followed no one ever knew, and when he appeared at the dinner-table he was calm and self-possessed, but something had either come into his face or gone out of it; that altered nim, But of the two Roger looked the most unhappy. The blow had really fallen most heavily on him. " Jaok, old fellow, we're Gou|!ay Brothers now to the end of the chapter," he said, huskily. " I know you'll never marry, and neither will I," and somehow John felt - that Roger meant what he said...... ******* Twenty-five years passed by, a quarter of a century of changes and chances, and still the Gourlay Brothers held the even tenor of their way. They were rich beyond their wishes or dee ire 8, and not altogether unhappy in their solitary of fruit and flowers, and write pretty friendship.   Alice Russell seemed to can cuxe j...... The sorrows that are not beyond earth's mending Ldt none endure. 41 With you," cries one in clouds of light ascending, 111 leave My Poor 1" .   -Barper's Weekly. Gourlay Brothers. �V' the story of two loyal hearts, L � In a quiet street off one of the quiet Squares there is a tall, gloomy house, With narrow, dusty windows, and a massive double door, that still bears a brass plate with the words "Gourlay Brothers" engraved thereon. The lower part of the house was used �s an office, but the blinds were rarely drawn up, the door seldom swung back to the energetic push of customers, the long passage echoed no hurried footsteps, and Eli Haggart, the clerk, was to all appearance, the idlest man in London, till ope came to know his masters. The, Gourlay Brothers were never any busier than their faithful old servant- never hurried, flurried or worried ; never late and never early.  Every morn-,ing at ten o'clock they entered their office together, read their letters, glanced at the paper,  left instructions  for possible callerb, and then went to the city.   They always took the same route ; at eleven they might be seen passing along the snnny side of Gannon street, * at half-past one they- entered -the same restaurant, and sat at the same table for luncheon.  Wet or dry, shade or shine, summer or winter, every working day for thirty-years they had gone through the same routine, always excepting the month of September, when they took their annual holiday. They wtre elderly men-John, tall, thin, melahoholy-lpoking, with light gray eyes, scanty gray hair and whiskers, and a general expression of drab-ness .pervaded his whole face and faultless neat attire. Roger was shorter, founder, more cheerful, and generally Warmer in color. His pervading hue was brown, keen reddish eyes that must have been merry once, crisp auburn hair that time had not quite yet transmuted to silver, a clean-shaved ruddy face, and brown hands full of dents and dimples. John was the elder; still he looked tip to Roger with grave respeofc, consulted him on every subject, and never either in or out of business took any step without his advice and approval;. And Roger was no less deferential; without any profession of affection, or display of feeling, the Gourlay Brothers dwelt together in closest iri end ship and love; their life was a long harmony, and during all the years of their partnership no shadow had fallen between them, and their public life was as harmonious as their private intercourse. In business they were successful; every speculation they made pxospered, everything they toughed turned to gold ; and as their whole lives were spent in getting, not spending, they were believed, and with reason, to be immensely wealthy. "Cold, hard,, stern, enterprising," men, called thorn; with an aonten^Bsxf-viirion^n^Tr^feadineBs of -L    L    - - r purpoho only to be acquired by a long and close application to business, Reserved in manner, simple in their tastes, economical in their ha bite, the Gourlay Brothem were the last menin the world lo betuspected of sentiment, their lives the least likely to contain even the germs of a romance. And yet they had not always been mere business machines;  o�it, I be home on Wednesday evening. Me Jf. J p What Hb Would Do, costs a gentleman: " Give me a dime, I pray you, sir; I have not had any dinner." " Neither have I," saidthegentleman, as he hastened in the direction of his ^, restaurant -A good rule ' for the rink-If a young lady can't skate, let her slide.- [Boston Courier. -A barber ia always open to oonvio-tion. Tell him his razor is dall, and he will hone up.-[Boston Transcript -"I say, Bill, the streets are getting pretty Blippery," said one street gamin to another. " Yes," was the reply; "I'vetumbled to it"-[Rochester Democrat, -A rich man who had begun life as a boot-black happened to remark that he had taken a box at the opera, and some one meanly asked him if a brush went with it.-[Boston Courier. -A bride never smiles bo benignly as when she observes her fellow's first love on the front seat at the wedding, looking awful cross-eyed and making faces at the minister.-[Tioga County Record. -There is a woman in Wisconsin who has been married fifty-eight yeats and who has never missed building the kitchen fire. Her husband is probably the oldest fire-escape on record.-[Waterloo Observer. -A Philadelphia boarding house mistress has discovered how to make even boarding house beefsteak tender. She places it on the railroad traok to be run over by a heavy freight train.-[Philadelphia Chronicle. -The New Haven Register says a kiss is a handy thing to have-in the family. In thiB part of the country it is considered a better thing to have on the mouth, and there's where it is placed every time.-[Albany Argus. -Sweets to the sweep.-Goody: "And whin wull yer be gettin' up, sor ? Sure I want to come up and swape." Under-grad : " Oh ! go 'way, Goody. When you come up and sweep, I'll get up and dust"- [ Harvard Lampoon. -Meet anger with smiles-not sarcastic smiles, bub evident and honest good nature. The earth is black, but the sun beams upon it just the same, always courting friendship, never showing resentment-[Fond du Lao Reporter. -It is estimated that the time wasted by women of the United States in looking under beds for men at night if devoted to work would result, in a year's time, to making over 17,000 pairs of suspenders fori the heathen,-[Boston Post. -A Laplander will make three good meals of a tub of oleomargarine, his wife will take the hoops for a crinoline, and the boys will use the staves for snow-shoeB. So you see, children, how a little cheap oil will smooth the rugged edges of life's pathway.- [Haoken-saok Republican. -Th�re was a man whose name wa� Burt, Lived in this vale of tears,.. And drove a mule and ne'er got hurt ' ~ " For more tnan twenty years. But nature would itself assert, Of that behold the proof. The other day that raule kicked Burt Clear through the stable roof. -[Boston Post. -A man will mash hia fingers into a jelly while oraokiug nuts for the hired girl, but let his wife ask him to tack down the parlor carpet and there cornea a series of articulation that was never known to harmonize with a camp-meeting to any great extent- j Tioga County Record. -A man never finds a three-cent niokle piece in his poolset without a lingering suspicion that he is cheated out of seven cents entering his mind, and a twenty-cent piece discovered invariably suggests the probability that he is out five cents by having taken it for a quarter.-[Newark Oall. -" Doctors declare," says the Chicago Journal, "that electric light will eventually destroy the eyesight" When Edison heard the remark he retired into his innermost laboratory, and when he had shut and looked and put a chain against the door, whispered to himself with a sardonic smile, "first catch your electric light"-[Albany Journal. -The value of advertising can never be over-estimated when done in the right way. A man in this place last fall put up a cutter in his front yard with a sign on it "For sale," and it is for sale yet. There's where he made the mistake. He should have first advertised for snow, and then put his cutter in the market.-[Owego Blade. -The woman who can sit still and smilingly entertain a male visitor, perceiving at the same time that he has succeeded in wriggling all the pins out of her new tidy, aud is at that precious moment calmly sitting upon it, and will be probably for the next hour, is sure of a reward in the next world, if she does not receive it in this,-[Toronto Graphic. "I am not," the fat passenger remarked, when we were discussing the use of whitewash to strengthen the ships of the United States navy, *' I am not the nautical est kind of a man, but I suppose'you harness a steam tug with a boat, trace?" And the man on the woodbox said, "Yes, he believed they tide it with a hawser something of that sort"-[Hawkeye^ -Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. Don't, like a lecturer or a dramatic star, try overhard to roll the British R. Do put your accents in the proper spot. Don't (let me beg you I)-don't say 1 How ?" for 1 What r And when you stick on conversation's burs, don't strew the pathway with those dreadful ura I- r Oliver Wendell Holmes.   S -An unexpected pleasure.-Beloved but unresponsive fair one: "So glad to see you,-Cousin Charley, and so find of you to drop in! Now, you'll sit a couple of hours with grandmamma, \       r-^v^at; fc, amuse/ * 4^ f * - 4   

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