By Jno. W. Radley.
Official Organ of Polk and Haralson Counties.
Subscription $2 Per Annum.
CEDARTOWN, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1878.
3. A. IUNCI, JMO. X. KINO.
JgT.ANOE & KING
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
PTWill practice In all tho Courts of th# Rom#
Circuit, In lh$ Supremo Court of the State, and In
tfa# U. B. Dist rict Court for the Northern Dlulrlct
«f OeAigta. Noy, 11, 1874.
T. W. MILNER. J. W. HARRIS, Jn’
J^ILNER 6c HARRIS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
trOmoion Main Btr##t, next door to Gil-
wtl A Ben. Mr. Milner will attend the Superior
Court of Polk county ragnlarly.
Mareh S. 1877-tf
^j^ILLIAM M. SPARKS,
Attorney ft Counsellor at Law,
&T Will practise In all the courts of the Roras
Otrentt and adjoining counties. novll, 1874
W. Iff. STRANGE,
N. P. & Ex. Off. J. P.
ET- Collections solicited, and
money paid over punctually.
JAS. D. MLOW, J. P.
car Office at the Court House.
All business entrusted in his hnnds
Will receive prompt attention.
March 9,1876-3 m
ifl I—I I—} t. not easily earned in tho
\|f J J' J but It can he mado in 8 .
a|\ £ £ £ by any one of either sex, In any
\i/C I f country who is willing to
I work steadily at the employment
hat we furnish. $68 per week In your
You need not he away from home *
u give yonr whole time *'
Your apare moments. We have agents whe
making over *20 par day. All who engags at
can make money fast. At the present timo money
cannot be made so easily and rapidly at any «
bnslneas. It costs nothing to try the buslne
Terras and $8 outfit free, Address at one
IUllett A Co., Portland, Maine.
Polk Sheriff’s Sales.
ILL be sold before tho Court llouso door, In
Cedartown, Polk county, Ga., on the First Tues
day in May 1878, between tho legal hours of
aale, tho following properly, to-wlt!
Lots of laud Non. 985, 1082, 1088, 1055.1050, 1073.
..05, 1100, 1120 and 1120, nil in tho 2nd district and
4th section of Polk county, Ga., aB the property of
G W Chisolm, Executor of Thomas A Chisolm, de
ceased, by virtue of one Polk Huperlor Court ll fa
' i favor ol G W Feathorston * Oo. vs. said Chisolm.
Also at tho same time aud place, lots of land No*
650, (Wfl, 082, 088, 720,721.758, 750, 700 and 701 In
the 21st district and 8rd section of Polk county, Ga.
as the property of Joseph B Goddard, secmlty, by
virtue of ono Polk Superior Court tl fa In favor of
8 P Smith & Son v«. C M Camp, principal, aud Jo
seph B Goddard Security.
Also at tho same time and place, lota of land Nos.
*89,240 and 278 In tho 20th district and 3rd soctlon
of Polk connty, Ga. as the property of L G W Phil
lips, by virtue ol ono Polk Superior Court 11 fa in
favor or W A Stringer vb I, G W Phillips. Levy
mode for pnrehaso money. Deed filed In the Clerk's
ofllco before making thlB lory. Properly In posses-
on or L G W Phillips.
Also at the BAmetlme and plnco one Whcclor and
Wilson Sowing Macliluo. as tho property of James
’ ’ ’ ' — —Polk Superior Court 11
levs said J L Jenkins.
Said maohine now in possession of said Jenkins.
Also at tho samo time and place, forty (40) bush
els of corn, more or less, in tho shuck; fifty (50)
bushels of cotton seed, inoro or loss, as the proper
ty of T K Akin, by virtue of a Polk Superior Court
ft fa In lavor of J A Balo vs. T It Akin.
Also at the samo tlmo and place, lot of land No
470 lntho21st district and 8ril section of Polk coun
ty Ga. situated on fish creek, and lu possession of
James I Right; levied on as tho property of W A
Stringer, by virtue of one Justice Court ft fa from
the 1223rd district. G M of Polk county, Ga. in favor
of W M Morgan, hearer, vs. sold Stringer.
Also at tho same time and plnco, lot of land No.
April 4 ti
E. W. Ci.kmbnts, 8horlff.
uorson an (/property of Burton 15. Morgan, Newton
11 Morgan, Robert J Morgan, Emory A Morgan
Lenar I) Morgan. Cora L Morgan, and Dollar D.
Morgan, minor children of Joseph D Morgan, de
ceased. Therefore, all persous concerned will ho
at a court of Ordinary to l>* laid In said county on
tho First Monday In May next, to show cause, If
nny they have, why Letters of Gnardlanshlp should
not be granted In said case. .Given under my hand
this March 10th, 1878. JOEL BltEW Ifilt,
April 4, 30d Ordinary.
G KOltGIA-POLK COUNTY.—Gourde TWfttts
lias applied for letters of administration on the os-
i of J. A. Fain, lato or said county deceased,
loneerned will ho and appear
said county on
Libel for Divorce in Polk Superior
LUCY DAVE 1 Rule to Porfect Sorvico,
RY DAVE, / Febrile
Ft appearing to tho Conrt by t.._
lerltr, that tho defendant doos not reside In this
county—and It further^nppenrlnjj that he docs not
lomHthat said defendant sppenr and answer at the
lext term of this C< urt, cLt tlini tho case he con-
idered lu default, and the Plaintiff allowed to pro
ceed. And It Is further ordered that this Rule be
published In the Cedartown Exmcss onco a month
lor four months. J. W. II. Undkhwood.
J. 8. C. R. C.
niancn A King, Plaintiff’s Attorneys.
IIA.UA LSON COUNTY.
Gkoroia-iiahalson OOUNTY.-To nil
whom It may concern, 8. M. Brown having applied
i for Letters of Guardianship of the person and
property of John It. Brown, a Lunatic of said coun
ty, this Is to clto all persons concerned, to ho and
appear at my ofllco within the time allowed by law.
show cause, 11 any they can, why Letters of
Gnnrdlnnshlp should not bo Issued to S. M. Brown
of the person and property of John It. Brown, u
lunatic. Given under my hand and official slgnn
turn, this 4th day of March, 1878.
S. M. DAVENPORT,
march 14 -1m Ordinary.
D. H. Ledbetter, Agent.
Cedartown, i » « » O-*
lias just received a full line of
which #r# offared to tho publicat reasonable prices.
Anything usually kept In a
•tab* found; In my store. Give mo your patron
age, and .1 will make satisfactory prlcos.
I have also opened a magnificent
Stock of Jewelry,
consisting in part of
WATCHES, CLOCKS, GOLD
& SILVER WARE.
I invite the attention of the public to the puhlic
U an Inspection of these articles. Everything
Warranted as represented.
Promptly don# and GUARANTEED. Romember
tfa# pine#. D. H. LEDBETTER Agt. *
died for lol
J. A “
Therefore all nprsoi
at a Court of Ordlnnrv to ho held
tho Hist Monday In May next to show cause If any
they have, why letters of administration should
not be granted In said ease. Givon under my hnml
this March 23, 1878. JOEL BltKWliR,
April 4, 30 Ordinary.
Haralson County Deputy Sher
iff’s Sale of Wild Land.
W„ X ho sold heforo tho Court House door In
Buchanan, Haralson county, Ga., on the First
Tuesday in April next, between tho legal hours of
snlo, for tho cash, tho following doscrlhcd lots of
land, Bltuntcd in raid connty, and known as Wild
Lands. Levied on under and by virtue of A fas now
In my hamlB, of tho State of Georgia vs. snlil lots
respectfully, and Issued by the Honorable Comp
troller General of the Stam for nonpayment of tax-
ob duo tho State, to-wlt: for taxes due for the years
1871,1875 and 1870. Said lots pointed out In said fl
fas and containing 40 acres, more or less, except
ono lot containing 22Jtf acre.', originally Carroll
now Haralson county. No. 302, In the 7th district
aud 6th section, originally Clierokeo, now Haralson
county, Ga. No. 950, In tho 20th district aud 3rd
section. Nos. 001, 420, 055. 823,8-13, 845, 767, 4«'.l,
407, 700,707 lu tho 1st district and 4th soctlon. Nos
1250, 1201, In the 20th district null 3rd soctlon of
Haralson county. Thomas Phllpot, S A Cunning
ham James llnpes, J W Spearman and W W Dean,
of Haralson, county, transferees of said 11 fas.
Aprll-i.tda A. J. HUNT,
dinary, In and for said
n order fr<
from tho Court of Or-
... .lay next, tho undivided one-fifth inter-
and to lots of land Nos. 112*1, 1127, 1128,1177
i, lu the 2nd district of tho 4th soctlon of
• *•- --the proporty of Edda D.
April 4, tds.
' KORGIA—POLKCOUNTY.-W. C. Knight Ad-
lotters of dismission should not bo granted iii said
case. Given under my hand, this March Uth, 1878
Mch 213m JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
Libel for Divorce in Polk Superior
Superior Court, Fcbrmiry Term 1878.
His Honor, J. W. H. Underwood,
LOU BROWNER 1 Rule to perfect service,
JAMES BROWNER. \ February Term, 1878.
It appearing to tho Court by return of tho Sheriff
that the defendant does not reside In this county,
and It further appearing that he does not reside lu
the State, it is on motion of counsel, ordered, that
said defendant appeur and answer at the
—n of thin Court, elso that the caso ho conBl
the Cedartown Expuesb, once a month for four
montliB. J. W. H. UNinsnwooD, J. 8. C. R, C.
W. M. Sparks, Plaintiff's Attorney,
Pursuant to a deccrco from tho Superior
Court of Fulton county, Ga.. eluted May 17th 1876,
and by virtue of an order from tho Court of Ordi
nary of said county issued September 0th 1875 w
bo Bold before tho Court House door In the town
Buchauan, Haralson couutv, Ga., within the legal
hours of sale on Tuesday the seventh day of May
next, for the benefit of the creditors and heirs of
W. M. mu (late of Fulton county, Ga.) deceased,
the following described property, situated In the
town of Bueliauon, Haralson connty, Ga., viz:
Town lot number seventy-one (71) and being
part of land lot number Forty-eight and situated on
the weBt side oflhe Public Square in said town
and containing ono acre more or less.
Also town lot number forty-four, and being
part of land lot No. forty-eight, and situated on
tho North east side or the public squaro In said
town, and containing twentydive feet front, and
running hack ono hundred feet of Bamo width as
front. Upon this lot Is a small house, Terms cash.
W. A. POWELL,
Administrator, with will aunexed.
April 4, tds.
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES.
W# are tb« first to offer
First-Class Sewing Machines,
at priees within the roach of all. WE WILL SELL
THE VERY BEST Family Sewing Machine for
on an ornamented Iron Stand and Troadle, wit
Walnut Top and Drawer, and necossary Attach
menu, and deliver it at any Railroad Depot In tho
FREE OF CHARGE.
Thee# machines are warranted to do tho whole
lino of Family Bowing with more rapidity, more
bom of management, and less fatlgno to the opera
tor, tbananrmachlne now In use. They make the
Double Thread Stitch In such a manner that they
avoid the necessity of winding the under thread,
and will sew from the finest cambric to the heaviest
overcoat cloth. Bend fora clcular and sample of
• jwlng. Every machine warranted for three years,
Agents Wanted Everywhere.
CENTENNIAL MACHINE CO., Limited,
789,»FllbertBt.; Philadelphia, Pa.
__ make money faster at work for ns than
at anything else. Capital not required; we
will sUrt yon. $12 nor day at home by the
Industrious. Men, women, bovs and girls
wanted everywhere to work for ns. Now Is
the time. Costly outfit and terms free. Ad-
CrEORGIA POLK COUNTY.—Charles Dougher
ty and others has applied for an order converting and
changing into a first-class Public Rood, tho second-
class road commencing and leaving tho Cedartown
<fc Cavo Spring road near,the residence of M T Sow-
eli;in said county and crossing Cedar creek and ran;
nlng through the lunds of said Sewell, J R ami B W
Hunt, Dr. Georgo T Watts, E R King, Mrs Sarah
Smith, Thomas Hendrix and Mrs A A Haynes, to
the line of Polk and Floyd counties, and M T Sew
ell, Thomas Hendrix and J It Hunt, tho duly ap
pointed Commissioners, having reported that tlioy
find the same to bo a public necessity, and that they
have marked It out conformable to law. Therefore
all persons cousornod will file In any objections to
the granting said order at a Court of Ordinary to
be held on the 8rd Monday in May, This April 17,
178. JOEL BREWER, Ordiuary,
Business For Ladies.
Our attention has been called to a
new article lor the nse of ladies, tho
invention of which hns confcred an
everlusting blessing upon every lady.
We refer to the Queen City skirt
penders lor supporting ladies’ skirts,
the most desirable and beneficial ar
tide ever invented for the relief of
women, many of whom have suffered
years of miserable health caused
solfely by carrying the weight of a
number of heavy skirts, completely
dragging them down. Something to
support ladies’ clothing is absolutely
necessary. These suspenders are re
commended by our leading physi
cians to all ladies and young girls.
Every lady should have them. They
are sold only through lady agents.
A splendid oportunity is offered to
eome reliable lady canvasser of this
county to secure tho agency for a
pleasant aud profitable business. For
terms and territory write at once to
the Queen City Suspender Company,
878 QlarkStreet, Cincinnati,©.
Ahead where they loan you a dol
lar and chalk it down till to-mor
row, for a bottle of Merrell’s Hepa-
tine for tho Liver. The enormous
expense of importing the ingredients
of this great liver medicine into this
country, is why our Druggists,
Burbank & Jones, sell but one sam
ple bottle to the same person for ten
cents; hut as there are fifty doses in
the large size bottles, it ie cheap
enough after all at two cents per
dose, for a medicine that has never
been known to fail in tho cure of
dyspepsia and all diseases of the liv
er. It haa never failed in the cure
ef liver complaint when taken as di
rected, no matter of how long stand
ing the diseuBe. It cnreB Chills and
Fever, Constipation of the Bowels,
Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint.
Sample Bottles ten cents; regular
size, fifty doses, $1,00. jan24-l.
Mst Turn* Co., Angtuta, Heine, march 14-0m
Georgia polk county.-j. y. Phiipot
and others having applied for an order to change
the Public Road leading from E. D. Hlghtower’i
Mill to Rome, commencing and leaving tho pres
ent traveled rout at the Sonth line of lot Number
878 In the 21st district of tho 3rd section of Polk
county, and running due east to tho South-west
corner of lot Numbor 872 in said district, and from
there due North on the lino between lots Noe.
and878 until it intersects with the said road. And
all persons conseraed will appear at the next Cou
of Ordinary, for county purposes, to be held In sa
county on tho 3rd Monday In May next, to slio
cause, if any they have, why said order should n
be granted, This April 17th, 187P.
apr 18 8d JOEL BREWER, Ordinary.
A Milwaukee man, who deposited
one hundred dollars in a bank, and
was told the interest would be five
per cent, came promptly at the end
of the year with five dollars in small
currency to pay that interest. When
told that the five dollars went the
other way, he looked up in astonish
ment, and went away wondering why
a man should pay him for being al
lowed to take care of his money a
An old bachelor was rather taken
aback a day or two since as follows:
Picking up a book, lie exclaimed, up
on seeing a woodcut representing
man kneeling at the foot of a woman,
“Before I would even kneel to a wo
man I would encirole my neck with
a rope and stretch it.” And then
turning io a young woman, he en
quired, “Do you not think it would
be the best thing I could do ?” “It
would undoubtedly be the best for
the woman,” was the sarcaBtie reply.
Mr. Dayton’s Housekeeper.
“Wanted.—A housekeeper. No
one but an elderly person, compe
tent, and of the highest respectabili
ty, need apply. Call between tbe
hours of three and four, Thursday,
April sixth, at No.—Michigan Ave
Kate Franklin read this in the pa
per which lay on the counter in the
little grocery while waiting to have
an ounce or two ol tea done up, and
a roll of baker’s bread.
She repeated th» number of the
house over to herself, as she received
the change from the grocer.
She prepared the lea after alie re
turned to the little bare attic, and ate
her 80anty meal mechanically. She
forgot how unsatisfied her appetite
still was, in her busy thoughts.
A stranger in a strange place, suc
cessively she had tried to find a situa
tion. She had failed in the first
three, and was starving on the last.
She would apply for that place,
but she would need references. Only
one person she knew in tbe whole
great city, of sufficient influence—
Mrs. Davenport, the rich, haughty
step-sister, who had ill treated her
title mother while she lived, and
had hated Kate herself.
Perhaps, Kate thought, she would
permit her to refer to her, because
glad to liavo her descend to menial
Kate was competent for the situa
tion, for during her mother’s long
illness, and her father’s absence, she
had entire charge of their large fam*
ily and splendid house.
Hut an “elderly* woman.” Now
Kate was not an elderly woman, be
ing only twenty; but she remember
ed, with a sort of pleasure, that in
private theatricals in happier days,
she had imitated thp voice, and ao-
suined the character of an old woman
with great success. She knew how
to stain the skin to give an old and
wrinkled appearance, and she had,
in the bottom of a box, some false
grey hair and a muslin cap worn on
one of these occasions. She did not
need to look so very old—only to
present a mature and matronly ap
Mr. Edward Dayton waited at
home after his dinner to see the re
spondents to his advertisement, lie
was a handsome man, not yet thirty,
with a gay, frank, good-natured
He leaned back in a nonchalant
way, with his feet on another chair.
“There ought to bo a Mrs. Dayton
to manage these housekeeping mat
ters. Well, there’s time enough. 1 ’
Two applicants were seen and dis
missed in Mr. Dayton’s gentlemanly
A third was ushered in* Mr. Day-
ton instinctively laid aside his segar,
and placed a chair for his visitor.
The lady-likeness aud propriety of
her manner pleased him at once.
“Fallen fortunes,” he commented to
She answered his questions readily,
but in a few words.
“A silent woman—-a good thing,”
was his inward remark.
“I think you will suit me. Mrs.
what may I understand your
“Mrs. Franklin you will be requir
ed to go out of town, about seven
miles, to my country house, Oak
Grove—in the town of Embury, on
the Grand Central Railroad. The
salary I propose to pay is six hun
dred dollars per annum. Do my
terms suit you?”
She answered quietly that they did.
“Then it is all settled. By the way
suppose you have references, though
that is a mere matter of form.”
The name of Davenport was given.
“Davenport? Robert Davenport?
Know them. All right. If conveni
ent, you will please go to-morrow,
Mrs. Franklin, or the next day. I
shall not come till the middle of next
week, and probably bring a friend
or two with me. Have the cham
bers in the center and wingB prepar
ed, if you please. The housekeeper
there now will not leave until Satur
day. She will show you round.”
“Ib Mrs. , your wife there, or
to go aoon?”
“Mrs. Edward Dayton! No, she is
not there, and I do not know of her
Mrs. Franklin, of having a wife:”
with a slight stress on “pleasure.”
A vivid color came into the brown
cheek of the housekeeper, and her
manner showed evident embarrass
ment. “I thought—I believe—I can
not—” and stopped.
lie did not notice it. Ilia mind
had already turned to other things.
‘It’s all settled, I believe. By the
way,” his eye falling on the rusty
black dress, “you may like an ad
vance, as an evidence of the bargain.
It is quite customary, I believe, to
The housekeepers band closed oil
the fifty dollars that lie gave her
and the words she would have said,
were left unuttered. She moved to
the door. He opened it for her cour
“Good morning, madam.”
“Good morning,” she replied.
“I cannot starve. I must go. I
can keep up my disguise,” she mur
Mr. Dayton, nccompauied by it
friend, arrived at bis country house
tho middle of the ensuing week.
Everything within and and about the
house was in perlect older. If the
new housekeeper had made u few
mistakes at first, they were soon rec
tified. Every room that she had
touched showed a magical change.
Her predecessor had been one of
the kind who believed in the sun
light never entering a room for fear
of fading the carpets.,
Mr. Dayton felt the change with
out knowing the reason of it. He
looked around him with a satisfied
It was not possible to find fault
with the variety and quality of the
food placed before them, nor the
manner of its being served; and the
table appointments were perfect; and
Daytou congratulated himself upon
having Becured such a jewel of a
The weeks passed, and a holiday
came. Mr. Dayton had gone to town
the day previous, to remain the rest
of the week. The housekeeper had
given permission to the servants to
go also. She felt a welcome relief to
have the house and day to herself.
She locked the doors carefully after
the last servant. She would make
the most of her day. She would have
no dinner, only a lunch. She had
almost forgotten her real character
in that which she had assumed; but
to-day she could be herself without
tear of intrusion or discovery.
She laid aside her cap and grey
tresses washed the stain from her
skin, and arranged her luxurious
hair in becoming curls and donned
a pretty, fresh muslin, which fitted
well the slight graceful figure. This
done, she entered the parlor and
stood before the mirror, as attractive
a figure as one would often see.
“Truly I have forgotten my own
looksl I am Kate Franklin, after all!”
Removed from the long restraint,
her spirits rebounded. She felt gay
lighthearted, and like committing
“Miss Franklin,” she said, in the
mincing, affecting tones of an ex
quisite, “it would be inexpressible
pleasure to hear the music of that
ong sileut voile.
“It would be a great pity to de
prive you of it then,” she answered
in her natural voice, “and myself al
so,” 3he added; and goiug to the pi
ano she opened it and played a few
pieces with exquisite taste aud skill,
and then she sang song after song, in
a sweet, clear, cultivated voice. She
chose at first the brilliant and. tri
umphant, then the sad aud plaintive
succeeded. There were tears iu her
eyes when she rose. But to-day her
moods were capricious.
“Mrs. Franklin, who is playing on
the piano?” she asked in an excellent
imitation of Mr. Dayton’s voice.
«It is I, sir, dusting the keys.
They need dustingso often,” she re
plied, in Mrs. Franklin's mature
tones; and she dusted them vigor
ously with her pocket handkerchief.
“Ah, me,” she said, “now what
other foolish thing shall I do to prove
to myself that I am not an elderly
housekeeper, but a young girl, who,
by virtue of her age, should be gay,
by right of birth, wealthy, and of
going at present.” Adding more consideration, visited and visiting,
seriously, “I have not the pleasure,' as Mr, Dayton’s lady Tisits an(1 is
visited. He is noble, good, and
handsome,” she said with a sigh.
“She will be happy. How gracefully
she danced hero at the party the other
evening, when the old housekeeper
was permitted to look on. She looks
good nnd amiable too. Mr. Davton
danced with her three times, I
wonder if I have forgotten how to
dance?” and humming an air, she
floated gracefully about the room.
She Btopped breathless, her cheeks
brilliant from the exercise, her splen
did hair disarranged.
“I believe I feel like stiff, old Mrs.
Franklin, with whom dancing doesn't
“One inoro song by that heavenly
voice, Miss Franklin, and 1 shall go
away, dreaming I have heard angels
sing,” in the ludicrously alluded
voice she had before imitated.
“Ah,” she laughed, yet half sadly,
“the compliments poor old house
keeper Franklin received, I hope
won’t quite spoil her, and turn her
silly old head.”
Who sat down again at the piano,
and sang “Home, Sweet Home,”
then played one of Beethoven’s gran
dest, and solemn pieces.
She arose and closed the piano.
The carnival is ended, Kate Frank
lin disappears from the scene, and
Madame Franklin enters.
Neither Mr. Dayton nor the ser
vants would have suspected, from
the placid and dignified deportment
of tho housekeeper when they re
turned at evening, of what strange
freaks she had been guilty.
The housekeeper, as usual, when
Mr. Dayton was alone, sat at the ta
ble. It had commenced to rain
lently, and the weather had grown
Mr. Dayton, as he bad done occa
sionally, invited her to the library,
where a cheerful fire burned in the
grata. Ho read the letters and pa
pers which he had*brought with him
from town, while she kuitted.
An hour or more passed in silence;
indeed, the housekeeper seldom spoke
except when asked a question. At
length Mr. Dayton looked up at her
and said abruptly:
“Yours must be a lonely life, mad
am. If it ie not tv painful subject,
may 1 ask how long since you lost
Two hands suspended their em
ployment, two eyes looked up at him
with an alarmed expression. In his
serious, sympathetic countenance
there was nothing to frighten or em
barrass, but the red grew deeper on
her browu cheek.
“It is a painful subject,” she said
at last, faltering. “If you will ex
One morning he was speaking of
the great loss to children in being
deprived of their parents.
“I never knew a mother,” he said.
“She died before my earliest recollec
tion. I believe that, man as 1 am, if
I bad a mother, I should go to her
with all my griefs, as a little child
would. I have sometimes thought
of asking you to act as mother in
the quiet evenings, when I have
longed to confide in some one. My
mother would have been about your
age, I think.”
Again there was was a livid color in
the cheek of the housekeeper, such as
is rarely seen in the aged, but it is
accompanied by a quiver of tho
mouth, and ends in a cough, but both
mouth and cheek were quickly cov
ered with a handkerchief, and quite
a violent fit ot coughing succeeded.
Mr. Dayton, however, did not seem
to notice, though he had giveu her
one curious glance, instantly with
drawn, aud he continued:
“For instance, respecting matrimo
ny, whose advice is of so much value
as a mother’s? Who so quick to see
through character, and make a good
selection? Had you a son, whom
about here would you select for a
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Franklin!”
“I am not acquainted with any of
the young ladies, Mr. Dayton,” she
answered, faintly, after a pause, dur
ing which he seemed to wait for an
“True, but you have seen them all*
and are, I judge, a good discerner of
character, from observation. Whom
would you select from those you have
seen?” he persisted.
She reddened and paled.
“I have heard the Misses Grandi-
son highly spoken of. Their appear
ance would seem to prove the truth.
1 doubt not that you agree with me,”
site returned quietly.
It was now bis turn to color, which
ho did slightly.
“I do agree with you,” he an
It wua late in Sep‘-mh r. Mr.
Dayton and his housekeeper were
both in the parlor.” Ho had been un
usually grave all day. It seemed to
the housekeeper that his manner was
changed towards her.
“1 have a few questions to ask, if
you will permit me, Mrs. Frank
She felt instinctivo alarm at Ins
“Certainlywith an effort.
There was an ominous pause.
“I have been told,” he said, “that
Miss Kate Franklin, a young lady,
by disguising herself, palmed herself
otF upon me for several months as an
elderly lady. Is there any truth in
the story?” looking searchingly at
“Yes, it is true,” she murmured,
“I contess I fail to see for what ob
ject. My heart you could hardly ex
pect to gain in that character.”
“Your heart!” she repeated scorn
fully. “I have no such laudable am
bition; I had never Been or heard of
you till I saw your advertisement.—
Would you like to know for what
purpuse I took upon me a disgu se
so repugnant? You shall. To save
myself from starvation. I had eaten
but one meal a day for a week when
I applied to you, and was suffering
with hunger then. My money was
all gone, except a few pennies, with
which to buy a roll of bread for the
next day’s meal, and I had no pros
pects of more, for I had been refused
further sewing. But why should
you find fault?” Her j»ri*lo rising.
What matter if I were Miss or Mrs.
Franklin, old or young, if I fulfilled
the duties I undertook? Have I not
taken good care of your house? Have
not made you comfortable? If I
have not, deduct from this quarter’s
salary, which you paid this morning,
whatever you like.”
I have no fault to find, except for
placing yourself and me in an awk
ward position, wero this to becomo
Waves of color mounted to the
poor housekeeper’s temples.
“I thought—I meant, that no one
should know, least of all you—besides
l thought when I engaged to eomo,
that you wero married. Oh, what
shall I do?” And sho burst into a
passion of tears.
Mr. Dayton’s manner changed.
“Kate! Kate! I did net meau to
distress you. Nobody knows but
!—nobody shall Enow.” And be
soothed her tenderly. “Kate, look
up, I love you with my whole heart,
I want you to be my little houskeep-
er—my wife always Kate, what do
you say?” taking her in his arms and
laying his cheek against hers. “My
own Kate, is it not?”
She murmured something between
her sobs, that she must go away this
“Nonsense, darling! Haven’t you
been here for months? What differ
ence can a day longer make? You
are safe with me. Kate. Oh because
I know you are Miss Franklin, will
you give me the inexpressible pleas
ure from that long silent voice? Oh,
Kate, you have bewitohed me always.
But Kate, let’s take off these
trappings,” untying her cap, and re
moving tho grey hair and with this
action down fell the wealth of bro',u
“Oh, Mr. Dayton, you were not-^-
surely you were not home that day?”
looking up covered with confusion.
“Yes, Mr. Dayton was—in the li
brary.” with an accent on his name
which Kate understood.
“O, Edward! and you teased me
with all thoso foolish questions when
“Yes my Kate, why not?”
“But you looked so innocent,”
“I shall soon, I hope, have some
body, if not a mother, to cou fide in;
and Kate, it is my duty and pleasure
to give you a husband, so that in fu
ture yon can answer without so much
pain, when he is inquired after.”
“You are too generous.”
“I can afford to be generous,” he
said earnestly, “when I have the pre
cious gift of your love. Kate, bless
ed forever be the day that first oil--
gaged my housekeeper.”