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Bloomfield New Bloomfield Pa Times (Newspaper) - February 26, 1878, Bloomfield, PennsylvaniaVol. Xi1.neav Bloomfield 1vl., tuesday Lehi Iuah a it 5, 187h. No. t i Mes. 4a ini1i�rni\rnl Fielty new it Knprr in a Mumin in bit tra Atiat Btu. Mortimer amp co. H it ii n v Iti v t i o m in in i i r. Within till in Rev. Ollit Jall Moi Ihbe. 7a out or tub my one it or Pombo in titled. Ii of a a hex month. Poat agr i club Lrol. Not invariably in Advance i 9 advert i a lug ral fun Mimir a Mph april poetic. The nearest draught. A lha Ion Dove to tir is Lilym p 11 a a from to life list i inc founts o Antioch Fleam. Weary exhausted , Pant in. So Honit. Unlit badly at the desert s bitter Stream so the we it soul. Atonic a Way Shes faring. I no re a pure Emig Enlal apr Lynx unfit Iii nil a i wafted. Slider recalls then helpless Sod ill what ii would descend and sip the or Airt draught. To it in tar silent wife. A it been Cupl in my to a a i had Lorillia in up in to country v i queried a i met my Friend Hurner in the Street a few Dynya since. 1 had t seen him for some time and he looked Sunburst and rough As if he Imd been exposed to the country Sun. He informed me Tomt he had and that lie Hud Licen to visit tim homers a my Tuimil Friend of ours who had moved away from town two years Leforc. After lug Lulles Moneer Nung his visit and ids enjoyment during the warm months conversation reverted to our old Friend. A a 1 never was More surprised life a said Burner a than i was him in the depot at Kam Shepul. Quite forgotten Flint he was i informed him Tomt i had also forgotten it though i believed he wife s relatives were living there. A a ills wife so yes yes a continued burlier a a singular Houmu that did you know Heryy a yes a i replied a she is a Little hustling talkative thing full of fun Ami Elm and making her House merry by the mule of her voice. Nice Little Burner looked at me a moment and Hurst into a laugh to my great wonderment. I requested him in a tone of Chagrin to inform Ine what the Deuce he was laughing at. A talkative a said he when he could Check rein Volt a a 1 found her anything hut that i Tell you. I never knew the indy when she lived in town bul a More taciturn Lindy i never saw than i found a a indeed 1&Quot i remarked a a then there must have been a change a i met homers in the depot a to need Burner a a and to was very to see me. Lui ulring after tie old friends and you with the rest. Through All his Joy however i saw that there was a vein of sadness and when 1 alluded to his family he appeared Elmr Nassed and ills sized to change the subject. I bad no object in View in visiting Itam Shepul other than the change of scene und did not intend to Reinau there hut a Day or two but seeing homers led me think that it would not lie a bad thing to Tarry there awhile a eng that there was a Tiefau Alful torn of water in the Vicinity As i had seen from the cars a 1 came along Ami a deep Wood denoting game. Somera used to be great on those things you know. I hinted at our former sorting practices and mentioned Iny half Resolution to stay but instead of manifesting an interest in the subject he sighed deeply and replied a a Burner 1 Haven t taken a Pule in my hand nor put a gun to my shoulder for five Long years and 1 never shall 1 looked at him with astonishment but i know that he was sincere. I fancied that 1 saw a tear in his intelligent Eye and my heart Drew stronger towards him than Ever. I lieu quite resolved to stay and ordered the Porter of the hotel to carry my baggage my Valise and gun up to the House a Herb co tight. I was close ity. My my Enne i in ruled in my hand. Taking homers on my Arm we Foll cd the Porter and a few moments Lacr found us seated in my room with n Little Rummer Claret Negus lie tween Usan excellent Lubricator for a Dusty Day. A Well now Are you prospering. Homers i to it stir tale if my its Ile the mystery Flint enshrouded him. Deeming unit it might is some business difficulty in which hews involved. A doing Cap itally a lie replied a Haven t lost a Dollar since i Cante Here. People have Nick Tinnick me Tom. Mow wrongly people judge in measuring men 1 a a Wlms do you mean by that it a said i As i saw the Cloud creep Over his face us you have while standing on the mountains seen a Shadow lit Ting across the Meadow. A a i mean said he. A Klinl in measuring us they take hut one feature into the account and a Iii thut Basca of happiness or Luck As the ease May a a Are you not Happy a a i asked. In a tone calculated to win ills . A a 1 am or from it a he replied a a indeed a More miserable Man is not to la bund in these a a Iii Eliut regard a Quot Quot my wife is dumb a he almost sob lied. In answer to my it a Cullun. Quot dumb Quot i repeated and thinking to rally him said in a jocular manner a a Well Tomt is a very Sungi Ilner thing o lie sad for i know Many Husli uitus when would be too Happy to have such a cuu Zulty happen to them. Burn a nys an uld wife s Tongue s a freckles matter and there s to Contention in a House where per it Tuul silence is the Bond of Unity a i Law that lie was Lubirl and hastened to remedy the evil 1 had done. Taking him by lie hand. I add a tim i assure you 1 would not wound your feelings willingly. 1 am no loss your Friend than i Ever was and no less worthy your Confidence. Now 1 wish you to tel me the cause of your trouble that i May share it with you or possibly alleviate lie hesitated a few moments and then said with considerable emotion. A a Well. Burner old Friendship is stirring within Ine and i shall do at its prompting that which i thought nothing could wring for me. You remember How Happy i was. There wus not a Man in the world who had More friends Irue friends than i had. My Home was n Happy one my wife pleasant my children handsome and intelligent. You never say my wife. Burner a my name in the connection sounded like an imprecations Hgt ii his wife und the Burner a wrathful expletive a a bum hornets continued a when we moved up Here things went on in pretty much the sume pleasant Wuy until there came to the Village u Ludy whom i had formerly Lxi it whom and me there had Tieu a Little gossip in old Days. Our acquaintance was renewed mid i visited her several times made to concealment of in it Lulu Lucy with her and invited aty wife to accompany me but she declined. The wished to make no new acquaintances she said. There was a frequent visitor to my House a relative of my wife so who poisoned her ears with suspicious that it wus not right Between May Brennor and myself. The repeated the old gossip with additions spoke of my visits to miss or Cunnis and hinted at criminality us that imply minded class always will who having Surnell Virtues of their own and depraved funds conjure up impure conceits regarding their neighbors imputing lasciviousness and wrung where the strictest purity might nut Sec occasion to Blush. I wus returning Home one summer evening on foot having spent the Day in business at a Tow n u few Miles from this. When by a strange Chance a Short distance from town i met miss a Reinou. It was a pure Noel Dent that brought us together and she turned Back with me taking my Uriu. We walked slowly As the weather was warm and stopped a moment of the rustic Bridge yonder to look Down into the Stream and say a few pleasant words about old times. 1 saw some one Xuy by us As we stood there but was in Dotter ent As to whom it might be and bidding my Coli inulin Good Bye i went Home. As Happy a a lord lit Nii lii Patlon of meeting Here lint i loved so Well. I met with a cold reception. My lame was silting with my wife in counsel and i read judgment on the face that had too Many times lately humid unkindly towards me. To you be conic or. Hypocrite have you ? was Ilie first sch Italton. A a certainly my dear i have come a i replied a though i can sunt cel or see the reason for the application of the name to a a you Maui nil you Hove just left that vile creature on whose account and in Whoso company you have All Day been absent Fotu your Home you cannot i Quot i have Liccini away All Day on business a said Jas Culm a Holm pcs 11 i was returning Home and encountered miss dry ii Nuli. We we lord lug Ether n Little Way and thru i left her for my pleasant inuit a mid certainly did not expect such a a a you did not a said she since singly a but you Are found out sir. You stood upon the Bridge with your Rui around the Strumpet s Waist mid kissed i fell aroused at this. 1 Cun Bear any attack a Iii myself but to Roll Callon us it ii miss Hun ii was too much for me who knew her pure character Anil exalted Worth. A a it is a falsehood a i shouted mul your informant is a malicious and malignant falsified a the relative gathered herself up in go hut Lief re she went i gave her a lesson on lying and talc let it it a Iii that she has not forgotten yet. The has never crossed Niv door since. As soon As she was gone 1 turned to my wife and said a As for you Madam. If you cannot make a better use of your Tongue you had letter never sign Oak i was heated. In a uis Slon and scarcely knew what i said but the unkind word entered into her soul. 1 left the Muse und did not return for u Long line 1 found her calmly mid undisturbed Day silting where i had left her it she so it be nut. The arose and Ier formed such duties a were required of her hut she did not speak. In vain i us Dressell her she made no reply i grew alarmed. 1 her to speak to me hut not one word would she deign me. It has continued thus Ever Slunec. Not one word has she uttered to me or any one. My Home is dismal As a Tomb or 1 would have invited you he Censed his Story and i told him Liow much interested i Imd lieu in it. A a but a said i a have you tried no remedy to cure this disease for disease it must be a he told me that he Imd not. Quot then a said i a a take me Home with you and if i done to cure her strike Tom spurs from my Heel a i unworthy i went Home with the poor fellow and found a plugs pretty much us he Imd represented. I was introduced to the mistress of the inn Slou who received uie with a profound Bow. A a a delightful Home in ads this of yours a said i glancing admiringly out of the window i looked towards her us though cd As Tlouga reply. The Mere nodded her head. A a Are there Many such in Thuv Kinley among the Hills a a 1 persisted looking her in the face. The coloured of though she were confused. 1 found out that 1 was the first stranger that he Hail dared to bring Home for several years. I saw by her organism that she was not naturally a bad woman divined at ouse Tomt she had vowed perpetual silence at the unkind words of her build and and thut it Only needed but a single word to break the spell Tomt rested upon her. I continued my engineering making All manner of Domestic enquiries regarding the children of whom the appeared very fond hut could not elicit u word from her. I next alluded to her husband and our old acquaintance and in the course of my remarks made some reflections in u playful Way upon the slight blemish in one of his eyes the Only fault in his really handsome face. 1 saw a feeling like Chagrin tilt across her brow and a moment after when i praised him a pleased expression effaced the Cloud. A a aha a said i to myself a a Here Are Pride and sol Ellon at any rate these Springs have not dried up and i think that language May yet be a Day passed but nothing tran plied save Maneu vers. I have never tried so hard to make myself attractive As on Llila occasion and Felt that i Imd succeeded when on the Roo tel morning she greeted me with a a mile and extended her hand to me As i came from Iny a a handier. 1 dialled and rattled on Olmut i Fie town and its splendours told of new improvements changing fashions crinoline and Lovely bonnets Alt of which was listened to with evident interest. Still she would not speak confound it i trembled for my spurs. Hums thing must to done. A a mrs. Homers a Auld i very suddenly a a will you allow me to look at the wlm of your hand a a the extended her hand very readily and i gun a upon it As though 1 were a wizard engaged in some tried of Necro Linoy involving the Fate of the household. I miking in her relinquished her hand and sighed deeply. The up Pear cd surprised and seemed As if exp me o say something. A a you May Well in surprised at my conduct a i sold a but your Surprise would lie overwhelming could i dare to Tell you the motive of it. I cannot do this without compromising others. I Lime say however that in your hand i discern a Power that May lie employed for immense Good. There Are lines in it that meet and diverge and Coile near together again without meeting. There is a mystery a i looked at the hand Agni Rill died my forehead As though i were much perplexed and went nut abruptly. I saw her face depleted in the Glass a i passed out. Mid it Imre the expression of great wonder. How fur is it to the top of Hill homers a a i asked at dinner time As we sat at uie table. A a about fifteen Quilles Why a Quot he replied and asked. A a because i am going there to night. I must be there precisely at Midnight. 1 am going to gather a Charm from the old battlers Cave through which i Hope to obtain a treasure that will compensate fur All trouble and a a you cannot go a said he anxiously a a the Way is one of peril. It is full of ravines and Pitfalls and them pm uts Are very i saw that his wife shared in his uneasiness und her looks said a a done to go a plainer than words could speak. A who much the better for my purpose a said i a a were it not attended with danger Tomt which i seek would lie valueless. I shall go and More than this i shall walk a homers and his wife exchanged looks which i interpreted to in eau a a Well Isnit he a queer one Quot and after a few moments at the table i left the House telling homers hint i should lie Buck by morning. I accordingly struck out for butt Lesicke Hill accompanied by his uttered Blessing and his wife s inarticulate Lien son but when 1 reached the Glrst Brook i made my Eane into a jointed Ashing Rod. And indulged in the finest sport. The Trout never hit with Inore avidity and having caught a Good string i carried them to a farmhouse not fur a Way and Hod them cooked far my supper. Late in the evening i returned to my Friend homers and enjoyed a Fine nights rest upon the Hay mow. At Day Light i aroused the family by knocking of the door but i greeted them with u simple shake of the hand gazing Abstractedly at mrs. Homers. The looked troubled. A a homers a said i a a please leave me a moment with your wife. It is a mutter you May sometime know but not at present. Have you not heard of my wonderful developments of a Scervo he said he had not but without explaining i pushed him out and closed the door. I knew thut he would listen however. A a mrs. Homers a said i a my mysterious movements Are fast growing to a Climax. I lost night plucked a dragon s Tongue from the Mouth of Rattlesnake s Den i laughed with the Midnight echoes and stood face a it face with the darkness in order to gain what i nought. Your hand please thank you. The lines Are brought nearer together and it needs but one word of yours in Rea Smelo an incantation that i shall utter to make my Mystic Charm Complete. You must say yes or All is As i looked wildly As i spoke and i saw that she was As it were spell bound. A a and this is my i continued a a you swear that you Hale tim homers Quot a a a no Quot she almost shrieked. Poor tim had Lieen listening. Fearing harm o his wife from my supposed tuns by and hearing the question i had Pul and the re a Pons he rushed in frantic with Joy clasped her in his arms kissed her Over and Over again and jumped about the room with the wildness of a madman. The did not seen to comprehend what she Hod done for an instant hut when she that she hails it Keri and divined the moaning of my Calill Kllc a fibres she come near fainting with her emotion. A thank Iod the spell is broken a she said a the hideous so ii Tomt in in Udud to to silence and sorrow i a the mystical word having lieu spoken Quot said i a a that has brought the diverging lines together i am free to Tell what i sought at Midnight on tattle sunk a a Wlms was it a hey both asked in a breath. A a woman s Tongue a i replied a a and since i have found it never allow Uny Trilling cause to Amienee it my theory was Correct As to her not speaking. The had vowed per a lung silence and had kept her vow until brought to utter one word by stratagem which had unsealed her Tongue the children were delighted and ran All around the neigh Lionhood telling every Baxly that their Mother could talk und every tidy rushed in to ascertain Wii at it meant. For a Lime it seemed As though anarchy and confusion had in Cense installed on Tom homers Hearthstone to make up the silence that had so Long brooded there but he bore it All Good hum ordly. I left them u week afterwards the happiest couple you aver saw and my Midnight excursion to int to Snake Hill was often alluded to. A a did you really go thereva mrs. Homers naked the morning Lief re i came away. A a no a said i imitating her emphatic accent of the same monosyllables in reply to my incantation and we Hud u grand laugh about it tint homers swearing Iny seer help was the Best Ever known and my magic Imd wrought a happier effect than that of All the fairies he had Ever seen exhibited at the my seam. A a Hood Bye a said Burner As lie finished his Story and he left Well satisfied with the manner in which he Hal spent his vacation. A 4� a Why she wanted a divorce. An Irish Matron enters a lawyer s office a a is this the i Opelc git divorces Quot a a yes occasionally we engage in that kind of business. What can we do Fai you Madam a a a a Faith sur i d Locke to git a divorce from me Hull mud a a what is the matter with Patrick in Odani a a a Thure and Pathrick Gill drunk. a that a i a it but i hardly think that alone will lie a sufficient have you no other complaint a Linda Del have sur Pathrick la ate a a yes yes i see. That adds cruelty to Drunken lies. But. Madam you Dot not seem to suffer much in your a it ear Ance from Patrick s cruelty. I think you must find a stronger reason Lief re the court will Grant you a a a Well sur besides All that i fear sur Tomt Pathrick in t True to a a a now Madam you Liegau to talk business. What resume have you far thinking that Patrick i unfaithful to you of Quot a a Well sur i May say that it s myself that that has a Schrou suspicion that Pathrick i not the father of me Ltd to it a Lut Elgh. N. C. Negro invited two of his friends to accompany Bint to a swamp pasture at night where a neighbor had a fat Heifer. They went found a Heifer killed her divided the meat and want Home. Next Day the negro found that his cow was missing and that in the dark Neon an in Fartunato mistake had lieu made. But when he went to his friends to get pay far the beef they refused to pay him wherefore he incur of sore
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