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Lamps, Oils, Wicks, Shades, awl every article in the
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FOR LADIES AN)) CIIILDREN.
d iii FAREIR AS: Co., No. 818, (new N 0.,) MARKET Street,
above Eighth, PIIIIADELPII LA—lmporters, Manufacturers
and Dealers in FANCY FURS, for Ladies and Children;
also. Gent's Furs, Fur Collars, and Gloves. The number
„r years that we have been enga„--ed,in the Fur business.
and the general character of our Furs, both for 004 and
price. is so generally known throughout the Country, that
we think it is not necessary for us to say anything more
then that we have•now opened our assortment of FURS,
for the Fall and Winter Sales, of the largest imr'_
tp•auo nil assortment 'that we have ever- offered before to
public. -Our - Furs have all been imported during the
prt•sout season. when money was scarce and Furs much
lower than at the present time, and • have been maitufac
tttr,al he the! merit competent workmen; we are thetefore
determined to sell them at such prices as mill continue to
give us the reputation we have born for years, that is to
sell a gnat article for a very sattaii pr , !tit.
Stott:keepers will do well to give us a call, as they will
fuel tile largest as.ortmetit, by fat, to select front in the
city, and at manufacturers prices.
.1011 N FA REIRA S; CO..
• No. 515, .11ctrlaft Street, (.11,ot; Stn, Plara,
September 13, 1538.--tm,
J. rilllCKEll has retiamed from the Elot with a t vvmen
dor., titock of Goods. They aro - upon the obt , heq in his
:looms, on UM street, near I\.l. Ateer's 114.)t-1, rea , ly fol
His Stock con4sts of ovary raviety, of
LADIES' DRESS GOODS.
DRY GOODS, GEN EttAT,LY,
GROCERIES AND QUEENS - WARE,
HARDWARE AND GLASSWARE.
• CROCKERY AND CEDA RIVA RE,
- BOOTS AND SHOES.
• • HATS D CAN.
Aud ovcvythiug to be found in the most extensive Storejs.
ilis Stock is low and of,dic Best. rout the public nice in
'sited to I (lAD awl •exasnine, free of eliac;;c
F oil EVERYI3OISir
TRY:THE NEW s•ror.r;,
On Hill Street opposite Uiles (5 Dorris' o,oiee
SUGAR anti MOLASSES,
• COE , EE, TEA and ('•UOCOT4T E.
FLOUR, ElStf, SALT and 'VINO; AIL
CONFECTIONER I CW.AUS and 'lt IfiACCO,
SPICES UN:TM; A\l) ALL NI/ti.
and cry utluir auticle usually found in a (frucc•ry Store
Brup.-3; Chemicals: Bye Stun.
Paints; v;,rnisin-s. QilBlti
, Alcohol, (.:lass :rod Putty,
BEST IYINII.'-roUr BRANDY f.ir nurilif•ul purposes.
ALI. ims . r PATENT M ED 1,(; I N ES.
and:a largo uumiter ol,lL F tich!s too
Tlte public generally.x‘ill ple.i c c.ilt wul esaniine
thunisulve:i ii.nd lean) my'prices •
.111 . tptiogclon, 'gay 25. 1.555.
: , 131110KEE: •
3.3I:ICIC.Eit'S - • „.- •
. . .
- ••• • m.or.sityrit . ;•....l . (Jß.e.
- ...q.A.m.mcfril s...Toi;
IS THE PLACE
FOR DRY Goor)s, Ircro - Arniu,
FOR DRY (wous;.ii, , ,,itum - AuE,:tic.
Fpn : bia - Gth)Dz_z, HARDWARE. ,C:o
TOV.ES STOVES ! STOVES
ENDI3S'I' Al. 'STOVE li - 01;h:?, 0.
North SECOND Street, oppoia7,o: .- Chre.Ft ' Ch4Cryh.
r The • sub;cribcy • mspcetfully in
forms his friend, anil tic public '7enerally that lie bas
„takeit the .Store, ',13, A - o).th SecotictAtre,et, where he
Will be pleased to see his old eirste4tierl and,friemtls.
lle:La3au~u on baud a splendid assortment cif Milt/lit,
.Sl'o,llo 'and COOP:TN .:I‘il:VES. , Lir the
latest mid:most approved ltimis, at:Nl:twice:de mid retail.:
10. 31.: :Woltz . . Ph
It lotit partidifirn. zatimticin is :in tita4 ,to•
GAS•lilijlp;l,N(4,l l ,:2l.l:3llZ;Cland 1 , ,1 TI ra:r. \U
810V.F.Sfor OtlYees; Stores. Ifells. Cars, ! .te., which
, Ifer "ceceri - einy, pfisety-Or'ar; and 'eAiit 61' , nutnligonl en t •lias % • 4
Ito e4inal: • 45 ; ;;;
tea ,Octd Casangs l .lac t ia4s:l .!ores. on ‘h,oll/.
September If.;3S.—:tin. • • •
a_FUNTINGDON IIOTEL.' •' ' •
The subscriber respectfully announces to his ft'il.:»ds
and the public generally, that Les leased that old and'
well estithlished• MITERS ',STAND,.,,kuown as :the. , •
llnntingdem. '2l.rnisr i , on. the_
,cerner _of .11111 apt..
Charles Street, in the Borough of Ififutingdon.— E
Ile has fitted lip' the'llouse iu -Foleh a style as to -
xender•it i'ery-congla!tal4.forlodging,Strangers audlfr'av ,
'IIIS TABLE' will always bcsfoi.C•d With the bst the sea:-
son can afford, to snit tho tastes and alpetit, s of ,his,giicistsj
lIIS BAR will, always. be tilled with CJigice•LiVuons., a nd
lIIS ST A. 111,1: always attenUed 'by careful' and atteniive: .
'Ostlers. . • .
ti He hopes by strict itttentiou'to bitsinois and a spirit
of accommodation, to:merit and receive a liberal sliare of
public p,atfonags. • I'. McA.TEEII.
May 12, 1.8581 y. • ' •
LEXANDRIA FOUNDRY. • -•
_EX' The Ale'sitridriar , oundry has been
bought by R. C. McGILL, and is in blast.
Find have all kinds of Castings: Stoves, 31a- F` 4 ,,~
_chines, Plows, Kettles, &c.,, Sc., which he ni g4l „„„
will sell at; the lowest 'Prices. All kinds • -•
of Country.Prialuce and old Metal taken in exchange for
'Castings, at rnarket prices.
COUNTRY DEALERS can
4„1 . 4` , %.,?•"4- from' metro Ifunting4lou at
WifOLESA.LE cheap as they eau iu.the
cities, as I Lay.° a ,w.lioleNtle store ln
ljuntin . gdor, April 14, ISSS. - 11. ROMAN.
VARNISH I . VARNISH 1 1 -
ALL KIN,DS, warranted mind,. sale' at
' - ' ' ITICOWN'S ILLiqi,iie Store,
April 2S, IW-tf.
TADIES, ATTENTION !—My.assort-
I /Tient beautiful dress goods is now Open,an( . l - ready
r - Inspection.' . Every article of di ess . you dnr . N:..an
lound.nt my store.
A. Large Stock. just received, and for sale at
BItICKER'S MAMMOTH STORE
11 Is the pleco, for Latest Styles of Ladies' Dress Goods
BRICKER'S Mammoth Store is the
. 0 r . O op.to to get:the rth of your money, in Dry Goods,
!•!ware, Groccxies, &:c., &0.,
- • ' )17 - GLASS & SHERWOOD'S Pat
,' v . Shirts, Ibr sale only by
SSlllilt & 31c1IURT.RIE.
For sale at
S. S. 5.'!.11724
1113 n tipgdon, Pa
D. P. GI VIN'S
ITOL. XIV. 1 IIUNTINGIJON, PA., NOVEMBER 24, 1858.
W. 14 4dl . those tetlrsfnom Him that stood
that love-watched grave- , -,
Whose very voice should save , •
That saddened group from weary pain,
Release each heart froze
And wake in many a faithless soul
Why•wept Ile? • Not alone for him .
• Who hiy in lifeless rest— ••
Nor loving frionds, who mourning knelt- '
' Above that faithful breast; . • •
Oh, no! those holy drops were shed•
For many au aching heart. • • . • •'
Not beating yet,-7-bnt soon to learn • -
OM' earth's great woe—to part. • .• ;
For.fesus thved the ) - ol^ld that lay
Ilel:ore him in its blight,
And"wlie can tell what scenes unrolled
Before Lis pitying sight;
How oft within that littlC pause,
The hidden future give
That vi.ion back—the drooping head,
The good-by, aufb—the grave.
Perhaps lie saw earth's surface strewn
With groups of mourners pale,
Aud felt the air grow thin and sharp,
With sorrow's lonely wail;
While shrouded forms lay still and cold
Within carli circle fond,
And Death stood gatiering np tho links
Wool every severed bond.
And then be saw that one new grave
'Wherein man had not lain,
But where the "sting" and " victory "-
Together should be slain.
'Twas then—lie Epake, and bade to life,
As one day lie shall call
From out their graves in earth and sea,
Tlrc sleepers, great and small. LILT L
THE STOLEN RING
The cold January 'winds whistled and
roared dolefully in at the crevices of the Wid
ow Everett's humble dwelling ; and the snow
which had been falling since early morning,
fihed the wintry air with fine cloud-like par
ticles, and beat relentlessly against the mis
Within this humble dwelling it was almost
as gloomy as without. A small quantity of
coals gave out a dim, sickly light, barely
serving to reveal the occupants of the cheer
less apartment. In one corner of the room
was a wretched apology for a bed, over
which there was but a slight covering.—
There were no chairs•--a few, three legged
stools serving instead. , Poverty and Want
were there in ghastliness .; and hunger, with
her wasted form,, presided over the cold
A pale, attenuated woman was hovering giver
the tire; holdinc , her almost tra,nsparn't hands
to the faint Pleat. Opposite
. to• her, sat ,a
younger _ person--her dal.zgliter evidently—
for the same marks of patient suffering were
drawn around her small mouth, and upon
her,white,,ll?ne-veined temples. A garment
of ,the Ipgst exquisite emhroidery lay across
:11c';* lap, upon,which she had been, employed
until the early darkness :.had Made work
pesible. ' • •.
-"-Letty," said the 'old women,: raising
- herself from: the stooping - posture which she
had assumed; , ";Oh !: that I could have-lived
Ito see my daughterz4--she - whose infancy was
•so tenderly ';tratched,-sii carefully cherished
—Oh that sluiuld live to see her starving!
01•1 - !- - Heavenly Father bast tbOu'indeed•for
-&otten nie?" ,• • ••
- :mother,' hush," said the .foung
•04.1, softly. - "He can never forget!: It ; is
•truo-:that the;re• aro _liarlows around us; but
He can make all bright," and Letty•raised
ho blue eyes devoutly - upward. :
".You are' younr*:and :hopeful, m'
-said her mother ';•"you look only on the sun-
Ishi'no and forget; the • shade.' riearen forbid
, that-I should•w - 4ish You to do otherwise ; hut"
-oh, Lefty, wheal' saw that' gay, -young girl
esterday; se. full - Of happiness-=---so anxious
to have that goigeous - robe •wrougt fair- and
;tasteful,•l thought of my own 'buoyant youth
and happy womatiltOod- , ---:of - 'my wedded life, -
-when - I was the 'cherished of one good: and:
notile•--:---of the-time when your infant eyes un-,
closed on - life—of your- guarded• childhood,`
yourhaPpy youth-L---but dared 4 loOk farther ?.‘
Oh, Lotty! the dark - how's came; •and your,
fatlier was'torn -from us bv•death ; -and, ad-'
de& -to' all our grief and - despair,. NVCd Were',
penniless'ln Gloom only;Hbroods: oVerqus - 1—:
Will the clouds 'never break ? • 'Win! the
of happiness never shine -thred - gb ?..• Lefty,.
to live thus" ; " • ' •••'• •-
'Dear mother;"•'said Letty, 'Winding her
'arms about her - parent's neck, it grieves .
me to'-hear: you speak so:: I will ,work'-for
you, mother—Lam , ready and 'willing:..-:My
hands are young and stronz. and:my 'heart
is hopeful,. Whet ::Miss Josephine's dress is
finished; I shall -haVe twelve' shillings then'
we.willhave more fuel, and something nice
for you to - eat,, , :mothert Miss Josephine, I
"know, will • pay me immediately ; she must
be good—she is so beuntiful I Mother, is not
- every one good who - is beautiful ?"
" .Alas I'my child, -would that it were-so I"
replied her mother. "Josephine Howard is
handsome; but rePort :calls her heart
less.- Nevertheless, I dare say she is honor
able towards all those' she employs. But.
you • cannot work to-night, Letty.. • There is•
no candle, and these poor coals give but a
Lefty laid aside the-rich-velvet which was
to drape the• queenly form of Josephine
Howard on her coming birth-night; and
opening the door, she looked out into the
night. She shuddered as the cold wind pen
etrated her thin garments, and closing the
door, she returned to her mother's side.
" It is a fearful night, mother," said Letty
"how thankful we should be for even this
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" JESUS WEPT:"
poor shelter,l.--there are others more destitute
than we.".• •
. Fainter and fainter burned the fire,, the
storm demon howled, more,loudly, and the,
deep darkness grew. deeper., 'Mrs. 'Everett
and Letty crept - shiveringinto - their:ScantY
bed, and sleep, whichcomes. - ko,bothricli and
poor,.spread its resy wings foyer theM,
Mornin .dawned,. cold and • gray. The
stOrm.haecea.sed,;but the, sky was still over-_
spread by ,cold, heavy ~.vapors. ,Letty EVer7.
ett was early at, her .w . ork;.fer.it was to- be
finished on Thursday, and it was now Tues
day. Wearily the time passed, but the busy
fingers stitched hoPefully ion, the thought. of
the coming cOmpens,ation..making the ardu
ous , task comparatively ea.Sy. Thtirsday
eyeniug arrived, and the laSt.stitch - ,being ta
ken; Letty with &lighter, hedit than she Thad
borne for. many a ditY; ; put ,on her coarse
shawl and faded bonnet, to take the fabric
to its beautiful owner. With a buoYatit'step
she threaded the _busy streets, and halted :be
fore a palace-like building. Timidly she
mounted the marble steps, and-rangMie
A richly ,clad servant . ushered, her into Miss
Howard's boudoir. Jesephine;satOn a dam-
ask lounge,, chatting merrilyAb ahalf dozen,
young lady visitors, who: were eilogiing a
set of - Brussels lace, which lay On' the-dress
"Ab, Miss Everett,, youhave brought the
robe, have, you ?" exclaimed the lovely crea
ture, half -turning as Letty tremblingly en
tered the appartment. Well, let me ex
amine it. So you have really kept your en
gagement have you? Well, really, this is
done very well," she said, drawing forth the
work from. its wrapping, and bolding, it up
to view, " quite elegant, isn't it, Miss Lester ?
Crimson becomeS me so well ! You can go,
young women," she added, seeing Letty
lingered ; "I will call around in a week or
two, and pay your bill," and the young lady
turned to the pier-glass to arrange a stray
.• But, madam," returned Letty imploring
ly, " couldn't- you pay me to-day ? We are
very much in need of the money, or I would
not ask you," and tears,. which she strove in
vain to keep back, sprang to the beseeching
- "Quite impossible, Miss'Everett," said the
haughty beauty ; " besides, it isn't conveni
ent. If I give you your own price, you can
afford to wait. I can not be troubled with
these matters to-night. Twelve shillings
can make but little difference. I will call
around, as I said before, some time seen astd
Letty passed once more into the thronged
streets. No fire !no bread ! not a morsel of
food ! She had twice been refused credit lz,y
the chandler with whom they dealt; but food
they must have. For her mothor she would
even beg. She bent her steps to the chand
ler's. Mr. Hardsoul was there behind the
counter as usual, ready to attend to his mon
"Will you not let me have a loaf of bread,
sir ?" cried Letty•clinging, to the counter for
support, "I will pay you in a fortnight, in
("%cd I n ill, sir-=all that we owe you."
"Young woman,"returned the hard-hearted
man, "whom do'you take me for ? I am worn
to death 'with Mr. llardsoul, can't you trust
me for this?' and 'Mr. Hardsoul ; wonq you
trust me for that?' It is enough to try the
patience of Job himself."
'Without another word Letty left the shop
and went home. Her mother divined all ere
she could find words to express'it; and put
ting her arias' about the - \veeping girl, the
mother' 'and driughter knelt in prayer.—
Their 'devotiOnsy however, were not 'finished.
when a knock—a. quick imperative knock—
aroused them. Letty 'arose "to open the door,
and is 'men' in 'the garb of policemen en
"Good er,ening, madam—Mrs. ,"
said the elder.' "Ali, Johnson; what , brazen
impudence !.' ' See, there is the , very ring on
her finger Young' Aromqn;" he said - ad
dressing Letty, "I eonfeathat I ani greatly
suTPrised" at seeing that ring-so eenSpicuous
ly displayed • • ,
• " The, ring !--what of the ring?" hastily
' '• ' ; •.:
" Oh,'you are ;ignorant,. Malan) 'are yoU !
Well; I'll enlighten 'you," said the official. --
", You must know that B.lisS Josephine'llow
ard had presented fo her a few days ago - by a
rich uncle a ring, of' peculiar form and value,
a serpent With_ emerald eYeS. • • "Well, shortly
after receiving the present, a...paidty Of 'young
4iei-ids having tailed, the ring Was brought
'forth' for . _thrir'ritispecticiii.% About the same.
ti ii . ' . e.erfaitif: - 01111,%-',Weirain, whom, Miss
TlOWarcli had 'ln ercifellemployed
,to' do •enl
bibiaeli:Y:crinid. in with work ; and since
'then — the ri . ng,..'efinnat' jound'about
lloNfard'Eirdom..: 'Tie servant-maiddaelares
that she,saw 'Ydang 'woman 'take sOine
'thigiyaiiiihd ti - tyn . where . the ring had been
`and'secrete A I , about her person'il and aL
ieSpeetabld t r iadesinai, Mr.'llardspulrafter-
WardS• salt, the' id entical'ii n on'her - finger."
"'The "rirml 'you: Cannot
h)eari it l''',-Th6:ring!cvaSdaugh
teib,Y.her, dying father'. She did not steal it.
- forbid I"' 'exclaimed the'
mothei. ' ' '
"It is all very,fino prating;:: Ma'am; -and
k .: e'dping its here•loosing our •valuable•
The sooner you-
,prepare'yourthelf; - Miss; to
accompany us- peaceably, the hetter,' said•
the policemen-waxing,wroth a,t•the delay. -
"My mother may go with:me, if she likes,
nnty.she not; sir:1"; asked Letty, raisin& her
beautiful though tearful eyes to ' the race of
the stern man. - •
" No, not even if she likes," was the cruel
repl That night. Letty Everett slept within the
walla of a prison.
The Court houSe was thronged. The case
was one of great interest. A beautiful young
girl, who had once moved in the highest
'circles of society, was to be tried for theft.
Every eye rested upon poor Letty, who stood
'in the prisoner's dock, calm and composed,
but colorless as the mountain snow.
The proofs against her were most conclu
sive. The ring found upon the finger of the
prisoner not only corresponded exactly with
the one stolen from Miss Howard, but the
very initials of her uncle's name, Richard
Elvin ;ton, were engraved on the inside !
The prosecution 'opened the case. The at
torney was an Old experienced lawyer, and
arbitrary withal. Miss Howard's dressing
maid, a brazen faced girl, of some twenty-five
years, swore positively that she had seen
the prisoner take 'some small article from
the table, where the ring had been laid, but
a few moments before; and hide it about her
person;' arid also that she'appeared in a hur
ry to get away from the house.
• Mr. Hardsonl testified to the defendant's
having called at his shop to obtain trust for
bread. He bad noticed at the time•the curi
ous 'ring 'upon her finger, which he could
identify with the one now exhibited' in
Court. • ,
The case was about to be given to tho ju
ry, for Letty had no money to employ coun
sel, when there was a hurried movement
near the outer door-of the Court house, and
a stately, determined form strode into the
" Counsellor Harrington !" was whispered
through the crowd.
.The new comer, after saluting the Judge
upon the bench, approached the pale prison
" The nature of the case excuses any lib
erties I am about to take," he said, address
ing Letty. "Allow Inc to inquire if you have
no one to speak in your behalf?"
"Alas, sir," returned Letty, half raising
her hopeless eyes to his face, " who would
plead for the poor and fatherless ?"
" God and justice!" returned Counsellor
Harrington, emphatically ; " and I, as their
bumble instrument, will sift this affair to the
bottom. Please state to me briefly your his
tory, from your birth up to the present time."
Letty obeyed, relating the most important
circumstances in a few words.
"Did Miss Howard pay you for your
work ?" inquired Mr. Harrington.
Letty hesitated, but at length replied, "No,
sir, it was not convenient."
" Irm !" said the counsellor ; " very many
things are not convenient with the rich.—
Your father's Christian name, if you please ?"
" Robert—Robert Everett," said Letty.
"Very well," said the counsellor. "Take
courage, Miss Everett." Then, add.resinc ,
the court, he said: "May it please your lord
ship and gentlemen of the Jury, T stand be
fore you in behalf of one vrt'oni I believe in
nocent of the crime with which the mistaken
justice cif indiyi , htals would brand her_ A
few memcntiS, gentlemen, and I will suni up
briefly the facts of the ease. A young , ten
der girl is left an orphan ! In the blank
darkness of midnight, death stiffens the form
of a, beloved father, and stills the pulsation
of his heart forever. Care and devotion, not
even love, could save him, and the cold gray
of morning looked in upon a corpse ! Even
a more anguishing scene, saw that same
morning light—a desolate widow ! a dis
tressed orphan ! r 'An examination ,of the af
fairs of that dead husband and father, tells a
fearful story. Unlucky speculations have
swept away, with. one fell swoop, his once
princely. fortune • and from the bosom of
splendor to the feet of abject poverty, his
helpless family have fallen.: Such a change,
even to those who could look around and
count not one missing from their household
circle, would be a bitter change !—but to
that poor widow, and stricken orphan, with
the damp,' cold blight of death hanging over
all, it was, indeed, terrible Plain sewing,
and occasionally tedious embroidery—those
last resources of ..reduped . gentlewoman—are
resorted to. Aching ,brain, weary fingers,
'and breaking heart ! A fashionable lady,
,in, this .world's goods, engages the
friendless girl to ornament a robe'Whieh is to
fall around her peerless form on her birth
night.. It must be magnificent, it must !be
wrought with exceeding great skill. Would
a . clumsilY r embroideredrfabric ,be fittitig
.drapery for - the ,fairestiof fashion's belles ?
A meagre. pittance, a trifle to the rich=life,
hope, everything tp . this poor, suffering child ,
of poverty.—is *red in recompense' Weary,
days„,with. cold, • and want, and huriger ever
present, and the work is finished.. , Cheered
by hope, it is , taken home. The.yOting
cannot pay the laborer-,it is . not . conVenient !
The poor,,wan . seamstress, entreats, and - With
the, pale face of a,, starving Another before her
eyes, she even pleads; but she talks to stone !
She goes,out from the presence; of the rich
with all, her:load-of, care,aud,grief ! . She ap
plies tor a.. being, bearing ; the resemblance of
a: man, fork one. loaf ,of
,brea,d„propusing, to -•
pay. in . a .fees drays.,lt is refused The
hope !, She, thinks of .the ring ~tipon,r
.her finger„but she 13m - rashes . the temptation.
It is the last gift of her departed father-it ,
contains that which.keeps his inenro
ry her heart, and she
. cannot; part .
'with it even ito,;coneiliate, deat!. She goes
to her cold; hare home, And,' her wretched
mother, empty handed ," • They- kn eel.. to im
plore the assistance of , thatrGod who they
think has forsaken, thern— r their devotions are
disturbed 'by the sore .tied officers of justice.
And why ? Simply 'because from the young
belle, -the owner of the embroidered rebe,
ring has been 'stolen—a:valuable and costly
Ting, of peculiar and costly workmanship,
and, very highly prizedby this young lady,
as a gift from an 'absent uncle. A servant,
a minion of this same lady, affirms to having
seen the seamstress take some article from a
table, where this .valuable ring had 'been ,
placed. The heartless being to :whom the
desOlate seamstress applied for bread, testi
fies to having seen the ring upon the finger
of his customer ! The policemen also noticed
the same thing. They place her under arrest
for a presumptive .crime, and the cold stones
of a. prison, though no colder than the bare
walls of her miscalled home and the black
night, enclose her ! Upon this apparently
circumstantial evidence, you would condemn
her—doom her to a fate worse than the
grave—make her the despised, the outcast of
her sex, and affix to her name the everlasting
stigma of disgrace I" -
Having made these remarks, the counsel
lor began to cross-examine the servant girl,
now replaced in the witness-box.
" Did the ring which was stolen from Miss
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Howard, :Contain 'upon the inside anything
more than the initials 'lt: •began the
"It did not," said the girl.
"'Did you have access to the room of your
mistress at your own option !" he asked.
"Yes," was the reply, hesitatingly given.
A visible murmur in favor of the prisoner
ran round the court.
'COMAellor Harrington paused, and the
hush which reigned in the court, became or
pressive. Maintaining silence until the full
effeCtof " what he had said should be felt, he
And now, gentlemen," said he, "one
thing more : This ring, taken from the
hand of the prisoner, it becomes my duty to
The ring was handed him by tbe"prosecu
ting-Attorney.- He took it—pressed his fin
ger along upon the inside, and a spring flew
Open, revealing in the action, a small but
life-likeness 'of a gentleman of middle age.
He held it up to view. Several gentlemen,
who pressed forward, identified it without a
moment's hesitation, as the portrait of Rob
ert Everett, the faker of the prisoner !
•The excitement became so intense that the
officials of justice were under the necessity
of stringent measures to preserve the dignity
and decorum of the court.
Closing the spring, Mr. Harrington placed
the.ring in his pocket, and turning his face,
terribly beautiful in its righteous indigna
tion, towards the principal witness for the
plaintiffs—the servant girl—he exclaimed,
"As you hope to escape from eternal punish
ment, reveal where you have hidden your
mistress' ring 1"
The voice, the look, the manner was so
terrible, that the affrighted girl fell upon her
knees, and shrieked out, "Save me from him !
lam guilty ! In my trunk you will find the
ring ! Keep him away from we; oh, keep
him away from me 1"
- - -
No more was needed. DID. Harrington
looked at betty. Holding her mother's head
upon her breast, her calm, truthful eyes,
now full of joyful tears, were raised to
The form of acquittal was gone through,
and Letty was released. Mr. Harrington
called a carriage, and supporting the half
fainting Mrs. Everett, with Letty holding
her hand upon the other side, he passed out
of the court, followed by the warm plaudits
of the adthiring crowd.
At the carriage door, after assisting the
ladies in, the counsellor paused, and Letty
timidly took his hand.
" God will bless you; sir; I never can,"she
faltered, "but morning, noon, and night will
I implore God's blessing for you !"
Mr. Harrington, deeply affected, said, "I
will call and see you to-morrow, ladies," and
the carriage drove away.
The nest morning,Mr. Harrington called. It
would be vain to attempt to express the grate
ful thanks and blessings which were showered
upon him by Mrs. Everett, and the tearful
earnestness which filled the blue eyes of Letty
as she strove to find language fur her grati
It was merely accident, Mr. Harrington
said, which brought hint to the court on
that eventful morning. On his way to the
metropolis, he was detained by a trilling bus
iness matter until too late for the morning
train, and while waiting for, the succeeding
conveyance he strolled - into the court'' house
out of idle curiosity. The remainder they
Randolph Ilarrington lingered long in the
hurnble'abode of Mrs. EVerett. The parlors
and costly adornMents of gilded luxury had
never possessed power to detain him a mo
ment from his business, but that cheerless
hovel held for him a 'charm.
,fle went, at
last, followed by the blessings of the -Widow
and the •fatlierless----"nire precious than
: gold—yco, thanmuchfine gold." -, -
'he ensuing evening, a •strange
: sound was
heard at the door - Of Mrs. Everett's cottage—
the-postman's knock. -Ile brought a letter
`directed, to Miss Everett, atid . • containing
these words--" Accept from a sincere friend
the accompanying trifle—as a tribute_ to vir
tue and innocence."
: It bore' no signature,
• init'enelosed a , check -upon 'one of the metro
politan banks for ,fifty pounds, signed : and
endorsed by the inost.respectable firm in the
town. After' ranch debate, Letty went to
the firm whose name endorsed the check-, and
endeavored to. discover who sent it, but
they .would give her no satisfaction. So,'
finally, she' drew - the money from the bank.
• A: better lodging 'and some necessary com- -
ferts were iainiediately procured ; and -that.
night Mrs, Everett, andber. daughter for the
first time in, many
,rinintbs," slept peacefully
'and comfortably." '
The affair of the ring was noised about,
and- the Everetts were visited and sought, af
ter by many kind, noble-hearted people.—
Under these favorable auspices,. Letty, who
had' received a superior education, opened a
school for young -ladies. • •
Four .months after their .removal .to their
new abode, the EVeretts were most agreeably
surprised bYu visit' froth Mr. Ifarringten.—
lle apparently thinking of 'something
more important than the mere formal saluta
tions his lips-' ere uttering. Eloquence and -1
worth seldom fail to- win, and he whose•fo
rensic endewinents -had' been so much ad
mired, pleaded not in vain for the object of
his'hearts first love—Letty Everett.
Long after their Marriage the happy Ran
dolph Harrington confessed to having sent
the note and the generous gift; because ho
said, "Letty was to dear to me, even then to
be allowed to suffer when my hand could'
As the wife of the famed and esteemed
counsellor, the devout, honest, upright man,
Letty is supremely happy.
GROWTII or .A-WESTERN TILLAGE.—A letter
from Fairbury, Illinois says "Last Novem
ber there was but one house here, now there
are over forty dwellings, .seven stores, three
warehouses, a church, .schoolgouse, railway
depot, steam mill and other bnilding-s—all
erected within eleven months. This is only
a "slight sample of our progress hero in the
A' green looking customer 7observed - ar sign
hanging over a grocery store, reading thus :
" Wholesale and Retail Store." lie worked
_through the crowd of ladies and
gentlemen, until he got facing one of the
clerks, who was exhibiting some fine sugar
to a young lady, when he broke out with:
" Say, Mister, who's boss here ?" -
" The proprietor bas just stepped out, sir."
" Well,, be this a retailing shop 2" ,
The young -mail hardly cOmpreheiading
grceny's thoughts, simply- answered :- - -
" Yes sir, a whole - sale and retail store."
"Guess you understand your trade 27
"0, yes, replied the'clerk, wrapping up a
bundle for his lady customer, ";what can Ido
for you ?"
" Well, as the cold weather is coming on,
I thought I mought as well come and give
you a job."
"I don't understandyou, stranger," replied
the clerk, who began to think the fellow was
in the wrong box.
" Zactly so ; well, I'll tell you 1"
" Explain what you mean, my friend," said
the clerk, as he saw him produce a bundle
from under his coat.
" Well,• I said before, the cold weather's
coming on, I thought I mought as well bo
fixin' for it. Come mighty near freezin'
t'other winter, tell ye I did, but—"
" Stranger, I hope you will tell me what
you want, so I may serve you," interrupted
the clerk, seeing there were a number of cus
tomers waiting to be served, but who, in fact,
bad almost forgotten their errands in the rich
conversation between the clerk and the droll
" Certainly, 'Squire, certainly, I always
do business in a hurry, and just as quick as
the old master will let you, I want you to re-
TAIL these old shirts I Let 'cm come down
to about the knees, vase I don't wear any
The effect may be imagined, but as the,
novelists say, can't be described. The loud
burst of laughter _which followed, served to
convince the poor fellow he had committed
himself, and his long legs were put in motion
at the rate of 2:40.
" Soon after I was admitted to the bar, I
accidentally happened in. the court room, du
ring the trial of some criminals.
ing there a short time, a man was arraigned,
charged with the commission of the crime of
horse-stealing. He pleaded not guilty ; and
the court finding that he had no counsel, and
that he was too poor to fee one, directed me
to defend him. A jury was about to be ern
panneled, when I stated to the court that 1
knew nothing of the case, and &Sired an in
terview with my client. This was not only
granted me, but the court permitted me to
withdraw from the room with my client, and
directed me to give him the best legal advico
I could. We retired, and after 'the lapse of
some minutes, I returned to the court room
and took my scat in the bar. The court
asked me if I was ready. I replied that I
was. 'But where is your client ?' said the
Judge. I replied : 'Your Honor advised me
to give him the best advice I could, and on
aseertaininn. from, him that he was guilty,
and that the proof was conclusive, I advised
him to run and give the court a wide berth ;
and if he has faithfully followed my advice,
he is now out of jurisdiction.' "
The scene that followed must have been tb
laughable one, and such our venerable friend
asserts that it was. The bench was almost
paralyzed with fear, and scarcely knew how
to proceed, or what to do, while on the coun
tenance of every member of the bar, and
spectator present, there was a smile of
)ye- Young man l keep your eyes open
when you are after a woman. If you bite at
a naked book, ' you 'are green. Is a pretty
dress or form so attractive, or even a pretty
face ? Flounces, boys, are of no consequence.
A pretty face will grow old. Paint wash off.
The sweet smile of the flirt will give way to
the scrowl of termagnant. The coquette
will shine in the kitchen corner, and with
the once sparkling eyes and bearninc , coun
tenance will look daggers at you. Beware
If the dear is cross, and . scolds her mother
in the back room, you maybe sure you'll get
particular fits all over the house. _lf she
blushes when found at the . wash-tub with
her sleeves rolled.up, be sure she is of the
dish-rag aristocracy ; little knowledge and a
good deal less sense. If you marry a girl•
who knows nothing but to commit. woman
slaughter on the piano, .you have - gbt the
poorest piece of music ever got isp. Find
one whose Mind is right and pitch-in.
-.M - 01 , .;Ei" IN DEADLETTERS.—The dead letter
branch •of the General Post Office has just
closed another quarter's work. During the
'three months which terminated on the. 30th
ult., there were found two -thousand seven
hundred and twenty-nine letters which con
tained money amounting in the aggregate to
$12,92132. For the quarter which closed
30th June last there were received four thou
sand.five hundred and forty-nine letters and
$21,498.85 in money.
For the quarter ending the 30th March,
two thousand four hundred and seventy-two let
ters and $13,475.15 in money. Quarter closed
31st December, two thousand three hundred
and .fifty-two letters and $1,361.96 in cash.
Total in the year, twelve thousand ono hun
dred and two letters and $61,239.72 in mon
ey. It is gratifying to state that, under the
efficiency and promptitude which characterize
the .finance bureau, over nine-tenths of the
whole amourit'of cash has- been restored to
the original owners.
:MURDER WILL ,O,UT.-A , few years. since a
citizen. of- Alabama, whose name ,is suppres
sed by the papers, committed a cruel murder,
but on trial for the crime he escaped, owing
to some link being needed in the evidence.
Public opinion was against him,- and he soon
after left and took up his residence in Attala
county, Miss. It is
.recently 'related of him
that, after haling experienced the most terri
ble agony for many months, be procured a
barrel,,of whiskey, and.excludedlimselffrom
the society of man, where, solitary and - lone,
he plunged into the deepest and most thorongh
state of-intoxication, drinking, it is said, a
quart of the "fire water" at, one draught.
In this gloomy and ,miserable condition, he
lingered through the lapse of tiro or three
months, and finally
- died, in the most intense
mental agony, calling upon the bystanders to
take ; away from - his bedside the victim .who
had so low -, b haunted his memory and agoni
zed him in his dreams.—Cin. Times.
Refrain from bitter words; there is
only the difference of a letter between words
.13Er'The jealous man poisons his own ban
quet, and then eats it.
)!M.,Faith—an anchor dropped beyond the
vale of death.
A Hard Custonier.
The. Lawyer's Advice