had been willing to render as Miss Creighton. But Alice was
fond of " running things," as Godfrey called it, and she had not
been with us a month before she was head and front of the
sewing-school for the poor children, and first manager of the
Church Home, and secretary of the temperance club for the
young men of the working class, and had established a reading.
room which she controlled entirely. Indeed she seemed in a
fair way to revolutionize the town; and though she never al-
proached to anything like familiarity with her husband's par-
ishioners, she was far nmore lpol)ular and better liked as Mrs.
Marks than she had been as Alice Creighton, and when at the
Easter festival several children were baptized three of them
took her name, Alice Creighton Marks!
Some time in March there was another wedding at the Hill
and Julia was the pride. She had accepted Major Camden, and
started at once for his home among the pines of Carolina. All
that spring and the ensuing summer Godfrey and Gertie stayed
at Schuyler Hill, and when the autumn came they went down
to New York and took possession of the handsome house which
Miss Rossiter had bought and the colonel furnished for them.
It is very lonely and quiet now at Schuyler Hill, but Edith
goes often to New York to visit Gertie in her beautiful homne,
where Miss Rossiter spends more than half her time, and where
there is to be a family reunion when the Centennial guins are
firing in honor of our nation's hundredth birthday. Julia is
coming from the south, and Robert and Emma from over the
sea, and with them the little Highland lady they have named
Edith Lyle, and so I finish the story commenced more than
a year ago, when the October haze was on the hills and the
music of marriage bells was sounding in nmy ears.
ESTHER OLIVIA ARMSTRONG.