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*lO 0,0 0 0 WORTH OP JlfflUr
ALL FOR OHE DOLLAR'kACB,' ‘
A Large and Splendid Assortment of -
OFCIIAINS, BRACELETS, CAMBoiraT2?* fe *
. And all styles of French Plated
We do uotkcop or sell «ny gilt. gift ... .
Ours ft what are sold t>> the beet Jeweler* MiQWtf
f We receive our goods fromthe best Gold Jewel,.
luaetureram the Stator ■**/ «aa»
WHO ARE FORCED TO SET T. .
WHO ARB FORCED TO SELL.
WHO ARK FORCED TO SELL
TRo following iff only a partial lint of our lm».—- .
TAKE YOKE CHOICE EOR %Xs **
TAKE YOUR CHOICE FOR $l.
Large Size and Splendid Cameo Sets, General Retail
Prices, - * - - - - ai km
Do e. Mo -» Laa* r-tT
Do do Carbuncle 'do «}??£
Do Tadics’Enamelled and Coral, do
Da do and Carbuncle do ?
Do Jo and Ruby do e
Do Gold Cl tutor Crapo Setting sets- do lu tK
Do do do Vase do do lotoVe
Do do do Jet Sets, do . itaS
Do do Black Mosaic do State
Do do Gold Stone Mosaic do Std te
Do do Calico Seta. do 6tol«
Do Ribbon Twists, with brilliants, do Stoli
Do Boquet Sets, new style, do g to ~
Do Enamelled Cluster do do 10 ta S
Gold Thimbles, do Sto ‘
Diamond-PoiimalGnHdPensima Cases,' 3to a
\C doz. Silver Plated Spoons, 2- is.
Silver Plated Mugs, JjJ!
Over 1000 other diflereat slyles Ladies’ Jewelry; Medal
lions, all styles, patterns and sieus; Lockets of every de
scription; Gold Pens, 14 karet, with Silver Kltenslon
..Holder; Gobi Pencils, Sleeve Buttons, Studs, &r., Ac.; Cor
al. Lava, Ciuneo and Band Bracelets; gents’ Vest Chains,
warranted to wear for ten years without changing color
and will stand the acid—they are usually sold by Jewelers
as solid gold chains—all madu in Paris. Yon piw i.v.
your choice for SCcoch." Ladies' and Gents* Guard Chains.
|I each, nsnally sold by Jewelers ut from to *3O each*
Ladies’ and Children's Neck Chains, beautiful patten •
Armlets, brilliant.' enatnellorl.and ruby-sot tings; Crosses!
plain and euamidled;for*l each, retail prices fromtsS
eacli. Every style and variety of Jewelry and desdn.
hie goods for sl.each. ,
This sale, at the aljovc prices, will continue long enoneh
to sell off onr immense stork, which was purchased at a
great Sacrifice from Mahufuctu'reluwho have failed
take vont- choice foe $i each. '
\ SPECIAL NOTICE.
t£.HO\V TO SEND MON£r«fit
'Wriff\(U»r name, jiluoe of Jle*sdeDC©, Conafr and
Foal all letters with WAX, as Envelopes scaled witbnn
or Wiif. T> can b.‘ easily opened— thb. consent's taken mi
au.l re-j-ahsl. Attend to this, and wo will be resuonsibl.
fk*r your moufv. ■ 1 * *
Inducements to agents.
A«y who will- send os at on*
will £ivr‘ a Oulil Hunting Case Watch, extra
$*V “ GoM la*ver Watch. ‘
£-<**. ■' • Silver Watch;.’ ,v
A Mall'll amltliv articlesaaiuctadificmtlM iMblUu
Ouv Kncli. . • '
onlcthig +} - mail-3u«< KJid $1 anjls mnu m
sUuupis. 1 ■ , .
OIVE U 3 A TRIAL,
All communications mu.'l b<- mMroatM*! (a
Xo. BO" Market Street.
Altoona, March 7, ISGI'HJm.
r rO THE rUBLIC.-r-T H E 8 U B
JL SCKIKKII (having taken the estahlishmenUieretoldr.
«'vnud by Samuel
iionncp to the citizens of Altouun and vicinity, .Afefa
that he has removed his
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
77. V, StIEET-moX WAJiS a stove storsF^SS*
: j the new building on Acinic street, between Harriet end
Adeline streets, Kast Altouun, where ho willkcepceasUnt
lv on hand a large assortment of everything in his lb*,
which lie will dispose of on reasonable terms. 1
HO OFI NO- ,% SPOUTING
•put up on short notice. He also manufactures Lead to
Iron bpoutiug. which is said to fee much superior toad*
■vaoirwl »h'H‘t-iroJ» or (in. ' .
. ,nc H S 0 ,t: nl'!' dacopptr '* Initllin K “«» tofche*.
Uhllaliniont anil will keep on band an assortment of coo
per ami bra** kettle*, Ac. - €g * >
All kim’s of job work promptly attended to.
A «harc of public patronage is respectfully solicited.
Altoona, Ang. 16th, 1860.
Philadelphia Watch and
0. CONK AD; FOR3IKR OCCUPAXT,
>'*». 14« X. 2d St,, corner of Quarry
Tm* undersigned ban leased theaboTe*BHVßHlH|Bfei
} ™‘r*’ 0 , ,1,! w l n kev P rt ,nr S« assortment of Gobi
.in.J v \\M‘v watches, of American. English and Swiss man*
lijactnre of the most celebrated makers. In addition to
which will l*> found always on hand (and made to order) an
Intensive variety of Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated ware,
t ether with a general assortment of such poods as an
usually kept m a first-class Watch'and Jewelry Store.
The patrons of 0. Conrad, and those of the subscriber,
toother with the puhlic.genenUly, are invited to call, and
tmy will receive a good article Ibr their money. As 1 aim
rl u o » tl° » «« h business. goods will be sold wry
p )■. 1 rojits and Qttirj: fc the motto of this
Establishment. LEWIS R. BROOMALL,
v , 1P Formerly 0. Conrad,
June iSrt.fr nd Sl ** CDr ' of
r F HE GIIE^T^RKSITOF^WHICH
J_ no\» agitatog the mind of ovory per«ott
!*■ **«•%«•» 1 f lt '*** article
i . mt.if In regard to other mutters. the
fc-nlH‘r would not attempt to direct, tut if nn'M '
v.;Dt anythlnp m tho line of
BOOTS OR SHOES
-I. h v J n I I,ei a . n J’ c ‘-* I »»n»tiou of hi* Block and work,
ft ■, I t^r > ir “ t ' l, i , ; ' on , lnn ' l nl: assortment ofHootß,gboc»,
4r v fhlcl. he offer* at-IMr price*?
.mi -i? 1 ” " I ' < ' c,al “«°ntion to enstom work, mil of
/ill h will be warranted to give satisfaction. None hot tb«
I- St workmen are employed
ih menils r my shop is on Virginia street, immediately
t;>po«it«t Kessler * Drug Store
September 3, ’57-tf]
Bakery and Grocery Store.
PHE SUBSCRIBER KEEPS CON-
L STAXTLV on Land
rcsb-Bakcd Bread, Cakc«. Ac.
PEED, BACON, PLODB,
Also, a choice lot of SEG AKS and TOBACCO.
' I'ginia Street, below Anuta Street.
BOOT & SHOE ESTABLISHMENT.
"'HE UNDERSIGNED ANNOUNCE
citizens of Altoona and vicinity that thcj h»v®
JOOT AND SHOE SHOP
J J *- UASTREKT, I <Ror abort Winter/* tiH:Shop,JSui
they wilVlteep on handagoodraortinent
Ws ami Shoes °f tteiroica namtfae&rt. '■
S?— P ¥ t,c Sl ar atte ntlon given to making Laditf Shoet,
*? iey J nTite a abare of public patronage, ft«*-
. that they can render entire satisfaction.:
Utpona, Jan. 10, ’6l-tf JOHN SIDNEY
RATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE.—
rat of Crime apd Crlmlnato l» ta
™SS«!S , IffiSr£: , SSBaSS
Per annum; Jl for «limonth*, M
* holUd write thdr,o»S»»
B the town, county and State where
■ . „ To G. W. BfATSKLL 4"Ofc i: *"
r, . n Edi,or * Prop r. of New York Police Ouatte.
- f| iWw TaUcOI
WP AND SHOES.—THB W
-F aemigned has now on hand and will .a
Lra*Md in tlle Waso n‘e Tempi*
j 10 ““rtmont of BOOTS
“ r \
Qnm Shoe* Cork ,
UMijjfiK FOR SALE.
wt»torCM&. 4pp|y to
'lne and lard oils, cam-
► N AT McGORMIGItBjitW®
Mwwtmant of Etedy-M^^f
JOHN n. ROBERTS.
McCRUM & PERN,
>o- PIC u
O, v ■V
JOR- • I
advice rnEE. r j
Uew-York Benevolent Infirmary,
• i \*vntoi\ tn Tht Cuutt of Mcdintl Reform, to tjic x?t/* ,
-s taffcaras i
(■allowed, to . liable till avol.l the lUmaout i
of vrf PUy~, 1
and tens of thousands annually |
I,l The 1 following are tome of the dlefasf* wi cure, not only i
at the Infirmary but in all parts of our country : i
Consumption and Pulmonary Comphtmt-s, levers, Perot ]
ula Dyspepsia. Eye ami Ear Disease. Cancers and other |
Tuiimrs.&dicc and Liver Complain t, Seminal Weakness,
and "l diseases of the Urinary and bexual Organs from
whatever cause or whatever nature. Our object lull he hi
rive Joy to the alllictedhy meeting in all eases aspeedy cure.
Oar rule is to charge nothing (or advice and written pi e
berintions: but will furnish when requested the very best
medicines at tho lowest rates.
These remedies are prepared in our own L.il;oi.Uor>. un
,l-r iheear.- of able Chemists, and are thadno.it reliable
known to science, including all the disoiverics.
Tdall addressing u.s by leUe.r.coiiiainnig full account of
si mptoms a id appearances of disease, age. occupation, ic..
vie will writs a candid r iply. with advice and directions
tor cure. Any fees sent m when sending fur advice will lie
dcvoteil to furnishing mcJicino. fur tin* poor. In nil casc-s
medicine can be sent by mail or express il de-ired. Send
l r one or more of our Works ami judge foryourdolvc?.
' vl*, published at tfce.lnhrmary, to aid these objects,
THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN,
r, simple obtained for rho euro of
in hU its full explanations of tho
c iu-c* symptom*, «Hot, bathing aud excrcUo. Price oil cts.
Tllib RADIUS’ MEDICAL VRIEND,
SSD THE HlVSltll/JliV ON .H.VlllilAiii;.
A v.vi-k’ou t’uc ciiuse, ~-inptviiw und Irtutinvnt of nil
.ipisinls la-culi.il- to till-;,sex, ull limiiist, its Mllli.-S,
beiti.m ami its results, on CliiUlri-n. their ills, anil on the
u'-»veutiuu uf conception, with Im-aliiahle Instr iiclions to
lueui vo subjects vf.tt ptinrte uiituru. I’rice ill cents.
The Gentlemen’s Medical Companion,
AND PRIVATE ADVISER
\ book fur the old and young. embracing the Putbubgy.
l-ievcuiiun iUiil Cure of fill IdrtWi.of the fcpimvr amUSex
; al Jipaa*. and a warning Vui*-«- of iidviot* and tuuusi-l. Mich
Vi. U. found in no other work. I'rice ”5 cent*.
THE GUIDE AND GUARD
Fup. every one.
It OMioars fill the Humbug*. and the variotw Tricks to
talk* the sick and .Well.. U illustrates the plans of. the
yuuk* and UogueS to dupe every on>. .It guides the tin
warv through life, and show* up every swindle **f the nge.
It shows how all kinds of Food. M«dicin.*<, Liquors and
Uuoda.are adulterated, with the •uivaus ul dei*eting the
n.vuJe. Price -j cent?.
the household and farm,
.PLANTATION AND SHOT.
P.ii vvery family, having over lU'jO receipts on
Preserving Dyeing, Cleaning, &c. How to plant and what
i- the best to raise. How to cure animals. advlr»* to house
keepers. formers and mechanics, on 1000 subjects of inter
«sts Price Scents. Wurth $lO to any one.
the consumptives hook,
For thoeo tfbo wish to got well front that awful disease,
a lull description of all the remedies vised lor it. with a
i teful statement of the results, and other useful informa
li.-u. Price 10 cents.
Tho information in them is not to bo found In any works
uor obtainable from any otlier source. These
b A 3 ore on Utie white paper,' and beautifully
tu-uiid. | . ;
1 Any of the iiboFO works will be mailed free, on receipt of
prU’e.* In stamps, or money; or the,whole in a handsomely
lound volume for, oXB Milan. ••No family should be witli
out them. They are illustrated with beautiful engravings,
Hud contain the condensed experience of years.
AuCXTB Wasted for the above works, who can make £lOO
a month. Send for & circular for agents.
■ In the young ul both sexes suffering from secret habits:
projf ration of mind; has of power; nervous debility; loss
of sight: Wakefulness; love of solitude; eruptions on the
f:we, &c.. J be. Send UJore it U too late ; before you suffer
incti table to body and mind.
To Famines who want tafe, pleasant and tnre remedies
for irrAguferltlcs, ‘Obstructions, Whites, Ac., send to us, ’
We are .convinced that there are many parents of .icrofir
consumptive and diseased condition to whom a mi*
insrouH offspring only brings snfleihig and poverty. To
Kiica wo would sny write, and we rtiH send information of
a sure, welHested, and never-failing Preventive.
\fe will moil frcc t to any one applying fur it,
-THE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL REFORM.
It is a large arid beautiful paper, and contains the ino.-d 1
valtkiijlo information ohSpemnitOiiitra. or Seminal Weak- |
iK-.w. Th* cause, tdfecU uud cure, showing the awful of i
kcU of the disease, ' - j
On all other diseases of the Sexual Organs, a full e.Tphi- I
nation of the origin of Syphilis, the means of prevention
uud euro. '
On Consumption, that fearful disease.
On the UTer v lleatt~£tomach-nud Skin.
On Female Complaint*.
On the’various School* of Medicine*.
*\>n the jnodeeof Treatment now practiced.
On the False Treatment of Disease*.
on the various Medical llnmbugs.
On thePhyslologyof Marriage.
On the Common sense of Medicine.
On Diet. Exercise*, and Ablution.
lUiw the Physician should be.
Ihlw to prevcnt j^rognancy.
An 1 mauv other thing*. Sekp ror. i*.
Tlits i iumal should be iu tin? baud* of every one.
J. Kir&m, M. D., A. M.. Chief Physician. S. S. MoßftW,
Surgeon. Dr. J. "Boyle. Chemist.
onice in New York, IM Chamber* street.
Office in'WilUamtbuTgti* Sooth Blh n®d MU street*.
CorrespoadenWwUl please enclose two or three stumps
Or return postage, and address-: .
’* DU. A. BKRXEV. ?ec>etup»
Williamsburg, Now York.
POCO META Li C PAINT,
T7QUAL TO RED LEAD AND 75 per
cent, cheaper—stand* 300 degrees licet—warranted
« water proof and will iio(itlwr lado nor wash. For
SIEAM BOILERS AND PIPES, GAS HOLDERS,
JR ML ROAD BRIDGES AND CARS PLASTER,
IRON AND PRICK FRONTS TIN ROOFS,
houses barns fences wagons,
i SHIP DECKS, PLUMBERS'JOINTS,
IRON FOUNDERS PATTERNS
dc., tftr. r T
Fur graining and staining equal to Turk
COLORS are Umlwr Brown Lake, Olive Indian Red and
Black. ■- ' , . . ~
S&- One reaponriblo agent wanted in every town and,
cityln the United State*. Term* accommodating, for
WM. L. HOUPT,
M.roll 31-0«. Ho. 132 N. Ith atreet, Philadelphia, i
& ICE C&EAM SALOON.
rpHE SCBSOiRIBEE WOULD IN-;
JL POBM.tbccitteeasof Altoona and vicinity that his-
OSHtECTIOHERY,NUT and FRUIT STOBB.isalnyys
epppltcd Witli the’very beet articles to be had, and ini great;
Variety. lie hii.aliid,Bn
ICE CREAM SALOON
uU.vhol .to his alorc.inwhJcli lio will senre op ICE CREAM 1
tho season. ’
ft« fs at atttimcil pt-e pared to supply cakes, caudles. Ac.,
tor pic and other parties. He Invites'* share of public
patronage, believing that he can render full satisfaction to
all. " '' ' ;
Homeiftber, hl« store and saloon » on Virginia sttcet, two
baiow Pafton»a Hall. OtTO ROSiil. •
T IRVIN STEEL, D. D. S., HAV-
V "■ I VO located permanently In Ahopn*. mptctfnlly
°n»r» hisaerricee in the dlfferent4*pkrttße;nU ot
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry..
I >5«»3«»ly opposite C. Jaggard’e Elore. Virginia
fa. • p*ay W, ’6l-tf. :
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Hv.iivy and solemn, a cloudy column 1 ,
Through the grc.cn plain marching camel
Measureless spread lilte a fWde dread.
For the wild grim dieivof tlie iron game.
Looks ar«* Lent un the shaking ground,
lleait> lx-at loud with a knelling sound:
.Swiftly by the breasts that must bear the brunt,
Gallops the Major along the front—
And filtered they stand at the stark command,
And the warriors, silent, ball I
Drmid U the blush of mining glowing.
What on the hill-top'sbine* in flowing*
“See you the foemnn’s banner waving?”
*• \V* see the foemau’s banner waving'!*’
‘•Ood be witli you. children and wife!'’
Hurl: to tbeinusic—the trump and the life—*•
Hge-v they ring through the ranks which they rouse to tho
Thrilling thcy *sound..with their glorious tone—
TlirilUng they through the marrow and bone;
Brothers, God giant, when tbisilife is o’er,
lii: the world to .come, that wo meet once more!
Seb tho smoke how tlie lightning is cleaving funder!'
U\rkl the guns peal and peal—bow tli-y boom in their
From host to host witli kindling sound,
The shouting signal circles round;
Ay! shout it forth to lifo or death —
already breathes tho breath!
The war is waging, slaughter raging.
And heavy through the reeking pall
i The Iron death-dice fall!
Nearer they clone—foes upon foes—
‘• Beady1 ’' — frum square to square it goes.
They km cl jis one mau, from flank to flank
And the fire copies sharp from the foremost rank.
>f:iny a soldjer-to earth is sent,
3£any a gap by the hall is rout;
O’er ihe corpse before springs the hinder man,
That the line may not full to tho fearless ran.
To the right, to the left, and around and around,
Death whirls in its dance on the bloody ground, :
(lod's suulight.is quenched iu tl*e fiery fight,
Over the host fall a hh>oding night!
Brothers, God giant, wlien this lifu is o’er,
In the life tocdnfe, that'wo meet once more!
The dead men lio bathed in the weltering .blood,
And the living are blent in the slippery flood,
i Ami tho feet, as they reeling and sliding go,
[ Stumble still !qh the corpses that sleep below;
j ‘rlVhal! Francis.*’ “Give Charlotte thy lost farewell'”
I As the dying man murmurs, the thunders swell.
| 41 Til give—God ! are their gmw eo near?
| |IoI comrades? Ton volley! Look sharp to the rear!—
j Tib give to thy Charlotte thy last farewell!
Sleep soft! wliere death thickest desefrudeth in rain,
The friend thou forsaikest thy side may regain!”
Hitherward, thitherward reels the fight;
Darkly and more darkly glooms into night?
Brother’s, God grant, when this life is o’er,
In the life to come, that wo meet once'.morel
Hark to. the lioofs that gnlloppiug go,
The adjutants flying—
The horsemrji press hard on the pdbting fye,
Their thunder booms iu dying—
Terror has seized on the dastards all,
And their cidor^fall!
Closed is thtf brunt of the glorious, fight!
And the day?liko a conqueror bursts oji the! night,
Trumpet and fife swelling choral along,
Tho triumph already sweeps marching In song.
Iparewelh fallen brothers? though tills life be o’er,
There’s another iu which wo shall meet you once more
AS YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITY.
Mr. Frazier sat reading in his counting
room. He was in the midst:of a piece
of interesting news, when a lad came to
the door and said —“Do you want a boy,
Without lifting his eyes from the paper,
Mr. Frazier answered “ No,” to the appli
cant, and in a rather rough way. Before
the lad reached the street, conscience had
compelled tjic merchant to listen to a re
“ You might have spoken kindly to the
poor boy, at least,” said conscience; “this
is an opportunity.” . . ;
Mr. Frazier let the paper fall from be
fore his eyes, and turned to look at the
lad. He was small —not twelve years old,,
to appearance—poorly attired but clean.
The merchant tapped agfiinst one of the
windows in the counting-room, and the
boy glanced book over his shoulder. A
sign from the merchant caused him to
“Do you want a boy, sir?” The lad
repeated tho words he had spoken a few
Mr. Frazier looked at him with a sud
denly-awaked interest. He had a fair,
girlish face, and, though slender and deli
cate in appearance, stood erect, and with
ta manliness of aspect that showed him to
be already conscious of, duty in the world.
But there did not seem to be much of that
stuff in him which is needed for the battle
“ Take a chair,” said Mr. Frazier, in
voluntary respect for the lad getting pos
session of his mind. The boy sat down,
with his large clear eyes fixed on the mer
“ How old are you ?”
“ I was twelve, sir, last month,” replied
“ W hat splendid eyes !” said the mer-,
chant to himself. “And 1 have seen them
before. Soft, dark, and Insurious as a wo
6 00 10 Q 0 U 00
Away back in the past went the thoughts
of Mr. Frazier, borne on the light of those
beautiful eyes; and for some moments he
forgot the present in the past. But when
he came back into the present again, he
had a softened heart towards the strange
ALTOONA, PX., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1861
“ Yop should go to school a year or two
longer,” he said.
“ I must help my mother” replied the
“ Is your mother very poor?”
“Yes, sir; and she is sick.”
The lad’s voice shook a little, and his
soft, womanly eyes grew brighter in the
tears that filled them. Mr. Frazier had
already forgotten the point of interest in
the news after which his mind was search
ing when the boy interrupted him.
“ I don’t want a lad myself,” said Mr.
Frazier, “ but it may be that I could speak
a good word for you, you know. I thiuk
you would make an honest, useful
but you are not strong.”
%“Oh, yes, sir, I am strong!” replied
the boy, as he stood up in a brave and
The merchant looked at him with a
steadily increasing interest.
•* What is your name ?” be asked.
“Charles Leonard, sir.”
There was an instant change in the mer
chant’s manner, and he turned his face so
far away that the boys eyes could not see
the expression. For a long time he sat
still and silent—so long that the boy won
“Is your father living?” Mr. Frazier
did not look at the boy, but still kept his
face away. His voice was low and not
“No, sir; lie died lour years ago” the
“ Where ?” The voice was quicker and
“ In London, sir.”
“ How long is it since you came to
“ Two years.”
“And have you been in. this city ever
“No, sir; we came here with my uncle
a year ago; but he died in a month after
“ What was your uncle’s name?”
“ Mr. Hoyle,.sir.”
Then came another long silence, in
which the lad was not able to see the
merchant’s countenance. Hut when he
did look at him again, there was such a
new and kind expression to the eyes which
seemed almost to devour his face, that he
felt an assurance in his heart that Mr.
Frazier was a good man, and would be a
friend to his mother.
“Sit there for a little while,” said Mr.
Frazier, and turning to his desk he wrote
a note, in which, without permitting the
lad to see what he was doing, he enclosed
two or three bank bills.
“ Take this to your mother,” he said,
handing the note to the lad.
“ You’ll try and get hie a place, sir,
won’t you?” The boy lifted to him an
“Oh yes; you shall, have a good place.
But stay; you have not told me where
“At Number , Melon street.”
“ Very well.” Mr. Frazier noted down
the street and number. “And now take
that note to your mother.”
The merchant did not resume his news
paper after the lad departed. He had lost
all interest in its contents. For a long
time ho sat with his hand shading his face,
so that no one saw its expression. If spo
ken to on any matter, he answered briefly,
and with none of his usual interest in bu
siness. The change in him was so marked
that one of his partners asked him if he
was not unwell.
“I feel a little dull,” was his evasive
Before his usual time Mr. Frazier left
the stb£e and went home- As he opened
1 the door of his dwelling, the distressed
; cries and sobbings of. a child came with
|an unpleasant shook upon his ears. He
i went up stairs with two or three long
strides, and entered the nursery, whence
the cries came.
j “ What’s the matter darling ?” he said,
: as he caught the weeper in his arms —
| “ What ails my little M a ggie ?”
1 “Oh! papa, papa!” sobbed the child,
i clinging to his heck, and laying her wet
cheek close to his.
“Jane,” said Mr. Frazier, looking at
the nurse, and speaking with some stern
ness of manner, “ Why is Maggie crying
The girl looked excited and pale. “She’s
been naughty,” was her answer.
“ No, papa, I haven’t been naughty,”
said the child indignantly. “I; didnt
want to stay here all alone, and then she
pinched and slapped me so hard !■ Gh!
papa!” and the child’s wail rung out again
as she clung to his neck sobbing.’
“ Has she ever pinched and slapped
you before ?” asked the father.
“ She has, almost every day,” answered
the little girl.
“ Why haven't you told me of this be
“ She said she’d throw me out of the
window if I told!- Oh, dear! don’t let
her do it, papa!”
“ It’s a lie,” exclaimed the nurse, pas
“Just look at my poor leg, papa.”—
The child said this in a choking, sup
pressed whisper, with her lips close to;ber
Mr. Frazier sat down, and baring the
child’s hip, saw that it was covered with
blue and greenish spots, all above the
knee ; there were not less than a dozen
of these disfiguring marks. He examined
the other leg, and found it in the same
condition. Mr. Frazier loved that child
with deep tenderness. She was his all to
love. Her mother, between whom and
himself there never had been any sympa
thy, died about two years before; and
since that time his precious darling—the
apple of his eye —had been left to the
tender mercies of hired nurses, over whose
conduct it was impossible for him to have
any right observation. He had often feared
that Maggie was neglected—often troubled
himself on her account—but a suspicion
of cruelty like this had never entered his
imagination as possible. Mr. Frazier was
profoundly disturbed, but even in his pas
sion he was very calm.
“Jane,” said he, sternly, “I wish you
to leave the house immediately.”
“Silence!” He showed himself Postern
and angry, even in Ins suppressed titter
auce of the word, that Jane and
left the room immediately.
Mr. Frazier rung the bell, and to the
waiter who answered it he said —See
that Jane leaves the house, at once. I
have discharged her. Here is the money
that is due to her. I must not see her
, As the waiter left the room Mr. Frazier
hugged the child to his heart again,and
kissed her with an eagerness of manner
that was unusual with him. He was fond
but quiet in his caresses. Now the sleep
ing impulses of a strong heart were all
awake and active.
In a small back chamber sat a pale,
sweet faced, patient-looking woman, read
ing a letter which had just been left by
the postman. '
“ Thank' God !” said she, as she finished
reading it, and her soft brown eyes were
lifted upward. "It looked very dark,”
she murmured, “ but the morning ha? bro
ken again.” . At length a quick step was
heard on the stairs, and the door was
hastily pushed open. ;
“ Charles, dear I”
The boy entered with an excited coun
tenance. “ I’m going to have a place,
mother,” he cried to her, the moment his
feet were inside of the door. The pale
woman smiled and held out her hand .to
her boy. He came quickly, to her side.
“ There is no necessity for your getting
a place now, Charles. We shall gq back
to England,” :
“ Oh, mother!’’ The boy’s face was all
aglqw with sunbeams.
" Here’s a letter from a gentleman in
New York, who says he is directed to pay
our passage to England, if we return. —
God is good, my son. Let us be thank
Charles now drew from his pocket the
note which Mr. Frazier had given him,
and handed it to his mother.
“ What is this ?” she asked.
“The gentjeman who promised to get
me a pjace told ipe to give it to you,” he
.The woman broke the seal. There were
three bank-bills, of top dollars each en
closed, and this brief sentence written on
the sheet of paper: “ God sent yonr son
to a true friend. Let him borne again, to
f Who gave you this ?” she asked, her
face becoming flushed with sudden excite
“A gentleman. But I don’t know who
he was. I went into a great many stores
to ask if they didn’t want a boy, and at
last t came to the one where the'gentle
man was who sent you this letter. He
spoke roughly at first ; and thcii called
me back and asked mo who I was, and
about my mother. r I told him yonr name, j
and how father died, and thatr you were
sick: Then he sat a good while, and said
nothing; and then wrote the note, and
told.me he would get me a plaice. He,
was a kind-looking man, if he did speak
roughly at first.
| “ Did you sec what name waa upon the
“I never thought to look,” replied the
boy. “ I was So glad •wheft; I came away.
But I am very sure I can go straight to the
“ I will write the gentleman a note,
thanking him for his kindness, and you
must take it- to him in the morning.—
How light it makes my heart feel .to know
that wo are going back to England! - God
is good to us,. my son, and wo must be
obedient and thankful.
Just a little before the evening twilight
fell, word came up to the woman that a
gentleman, had called and wished to see
her. ' ■; - ■ ’
“Go and; sec who it is, Charles,” said,
she to her son,
“ Oh, mother! It’s the gentleman who
sent you the note,” exclaimed he, in an
under tone,’coming back quietly; and he
wants you, : Can he come up ?”
There was a hasty glance of the woman’s
eyes around the room to see if everything
was in good order, then a few changes in
attire. “Ask liim to come-up, my son,”
she said, and Charles went down stairs
A man’s firm tread approached the door.
It was opened, and the boy’s mother and
the boy’s new-found friend looked into
each other’s faces:
“ Oh, Edward I” fell from her lips in a
quick,.,surprised voice; and she started
from her chair and stood strongly agitated
before him: He advanced, not speaking
until he had taken her hand.
“ Florence ! I never thought .to see
you thus.’' He said it ip a kind, calm,
evenly-modulated voice; but her ears were
finely enough chorded to perceive the
deep emotion that lay beneath. He said
it, looking down into the dark, soft, ten
der, brown eyes. “But I.think there is
a Providence in our meeting,” ho added,
They sat down and talked long together j
they talked of the times gone by, and of
the causes that had separated them, while
their hearts beat only for each other —of
the weary years that bad passed for both
of them since then—of the actual present
of their lives.
“ I have a motherless child,” he said at
last, “ a tender little thing that I love, and
to-day I find her body purple with bruises
from the hands of a cruel servant! Flor
ence, will you be a mother to that child ?
You have a noble boy that is fatherless;
let me be to him as a father! Oh, Flor
ence, there has been a great void in our
lives. A dark and impassable river has
flowed between us for years. But we
stand at last together; and if the old love
fills your heart-as it does mine, there arc
golden days for us in the future.”
And so it proved. The lady and her
son did not go back to England, but passed
to the merchant’s stately residence —she
becoming : its mistress, and he finding a
home andi a truer father than the one he
had in former years called by that name.
The Mah Who Knows Everything.
A mighty knowing man was Caleb
Page, whokept the grocery at the fork of
the road,'Woodchuck creek, Sprang Hol
low, in the village of HornviUc. No oc
currence had taken place, of all the partic
ulars of which Caleb did not possess a
thorough knowledge in the minutest detail.
Al| matters in the prospective were anti
cipated, discussed, arranged, and satisfac
torily, disposed of by Caleb, long before
they took place. If a neighbor rushed in
to the store tb communicate what he be
lieved to be a very recent piece of news,
he would have the conceit taken out of
him by being told by Caleb that he. “ had
heard it a week ago.” Events of the
past, present, and future were all the same
to him ; his übiquitious knowledge grasped
and covered them all—to him they were
all “ stale: hews.”
A small bet was made one evening be
tween Si Stevens and Joc'Stubbins. Si
bet Joe couldn’t nonplus Caleb with any
piece of intelligence—real or imaginary.
Joe took ull such bets as that.
■ The following evening Si and Joe, ac
companied by two or three more of the
“ hoys” df the village, who were to help
the thing along, and “fill in” proceeded
to Caleb’s store. After being comforta
bly seated hero and there, on barrels, box
es, ect, iSi opened tbe evening’s amuse
ment by; asking, in a manner that indica
ted he was continuing a conversation com
menced before they had entered the store:
“ So you say, Joe, that they caught him
“ Yea, sir, about seventeen minutes past
eight.” • r ,
“Wefl, Joe, how far np the creek was
ar ■ ; ‘ v " " 'l.' : '' ;, " i .
“ Qu a careful consideration, I should
say it was about three iniles, or throe
miles and a quarter, or perhaps si ball up
Caleb who had not lost a word of the
conversation dropped his'sugar scoop with
| astonishment, andopenedhis cars, fbr the
boys wore talking about' amatterin which
he was; not “ posted.” P»e conversation
“Well!” says Si, “ that couldn’t” a
been far front beacon Hunt’s V* ' ‘ : s
“ Jest so,” answered Joe, it was about
eight rods from the Deacon’s hog-pen,in
a slandh-wiee direction.”
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.
“DM yon hear, Joe,” with a fie# art
id as a gravestone, “ how much % Aey
“ Yes I did,” replied Joe, with another
face as solemn as two gravestones; I
beam that they got nearly sixty barrels of
“The wags observed that Caleb was
getting exceedingly uneasy, and “ piled it
Well, Joseph, how long was the rep-
“ Well, Silas, the insect was about
cighty-two feet long, and twenty-eight feet
odd inches broad—thick in proportion,”
“ I thought, Joe, that there was two on
“ That’s a fact; there wja a pair on ’’em
but they only caught thebe one.”
Af this point of the dialogue Caleb be
came so desperately excited tbit he could
contain himself no longer, and snappishly
demanded to know “what's thunder they
were talking about ?”
“ Why,” said Joe, with well feigned as
tonishment, “ don’t you know about their
catching that are— —”
“That are what ?” peevishly snarled Ca
“ That are whale I” seriously answered
Joe. v :
“ A whale 1” exclaimed the bewildered
Caleb, have they caught a whale up the
creek ?" ,
“ They haven’t caught anything else,”
said the imperturaHe Joe. i ■ _
“ And how much ile did thc£ get ? in
quired Caleb as he recovered nis wits.
“Ninety-two bar’b replied Joe forget
ting the amount he had previously anw
“ Well,” said Caleb, with slow delibera
tion, and a satisfied look, “I’m glad they
caught that,, whale, I heard they Were ut
The owner of a saw-mill in the country ,
having a bitter enmity against a weigh' \
boring farmer, laid noi less a plan of re
venge than to get him arrainged asa thief
convicted and sent to the p^iitenfiary.—r
But as the honesty of his neighbors affor
ded him no fair grounds of accusation, he
resorted to the foul expedient of secretly
conveying some of his own property upon
the others premises; so that, it being
found there, it might be proof of hia guilt.
For this purpose he took a thousand of
boards, having his own mark on, and at
dead of night dumped them into the field
near his neighbor’s house. But the far
mer did not happen to be as fast asleep as
his enemy supposed. He heard a noise,
or thought he heard one; and getting up
pretty soon after, to satisfy himself on the ,
subject, by the help of a lantern he found,
a load of boards with his neighbors mark
thereon. How they came there, and Why
thcy camc there, flashed upon him at once.
His coarse was promptly taken. Allow
ing his enemy just time to get fairly home
and into bed, so that the light of the
horning pile might not he detected, he set
fire to tho boards, which being well mas
oned, were in a few minutes entirely con
Early in the. morning, as the farmer
bad anticipated, the sawyer came with a
constable and search-warrant to look, for
“You are suspected,” said the oftocr;
“of having taken a thousand of hairdo
from this man, and by virino of this war
rant, I bold in my hand, 1 most search
“Very well,” said the fanner, “you
are at liberty to search as mvkch as yon
please. But if yon find the boards, I’ll
engage to eat them for my breakfast.”
“ You’ll have something harder to di
gest than that, I fancy,” said the sawyer
with a sneer. He then triumphantly led
the way to where he had dumped the
boards, and where he confidently expected
to find’them, and Ip I there Was nothing
but a heap of ashes ! His disappointment
chagrin and mortification may be judged
of. He sneaked away home; and the se
cret of his foul plot getting wind in the
neighbSrhobd, the ghost from the ashes of
the load of boards never ceased to aniioy
him, until taking the advantage of anoth
er night,-,he packed up his all and left the
)&. Martin Gbizzlewit said:—“A verb
signifies to be, to do, or to suffer —-which
is all the grammar, and enough, too, as
ever 1 was taught—and if there’s i verb
alive, I’m it, for I’m a bein’, sometimes a
doin’, an’ continually a sufferin’.” ‘
A gentleman rode up to a public
house in the country, and asked: Who
is the master W- '■fljbi hm,
Bir,” tlie latrtHsrd, “roy
been ibwe #edts. ’ . : •
Ugk.Mrs. Partington says wn’t
endugh of the spirit of Tro in we
South to fill a flaitLl&mp.
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it ar part oftbe feel to prtsnijiMM aga*
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