Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, January 16, 1861, Image 1

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From the Journal of Commerce
, The danger which overhangs the coun
. try itt the present moment is at Inst uni
versally acknowledged. The day when it
could be treated as the imagination of
; " Union savers," as a " disunion bugaboo"
k as J'bullying,"' or in any similar manner,
, (we quote these cxpressiona from distin
,., goished eilitors at the North,) lias passed
wy. All acknowledge the imminent
. Cut it is more imminent, and the
prospsct darker, becauso of the constant
detei minalion of men to shut their ryes
to it. Tho leaders of the Republican
party, for some days past , have been in a
tale of pitiable doubt. Ono day they
teem willing to do anything, and tho
next day, 'Alien they imagine their pcac
, able expressions of yesterday may be tak
' an ft yielding too much, they withdi aw j
their implied promises, and threaten
Tho public mind is misled by the 'cad-
' en, and the state of feeling in the mass of
1 the popu'afion i changeable. This all
' results from a misapprehension of the
stale nf affairs at the South. Men will
will not look the truth in tho face. Re
publicans, especially, thrink from it, bo
cause the future is to tlr.cro especially
'daik and threatening.
Let us state the facts In a few words, and
look straight nt them. The American
Union will be dissolved unions the Repub
licacs will agree to amend the Constitu
tion by allowing Southern men to take
their slaves into tho common Territories
and hold them there as property. It may
' be that the .South would bo satisfied with
that portion of tho Territories south of
'Missouri line. But unless the Republi
cans at onco agicc to this, the Union is
. Vo do hot say that even this will now
be ;n time to save it. Dut this is the
only chance. It is idle to stop 'or re
j tTHuninuun. ; iur Mining who u io uumo;
: . i . r i , . it
v u,piuiiii tin uiu jimies. j lie i n ion
' is ""now in danger, the country is
lost, unless the dominant party at
and forever sacrifice what they claim as a
- principle under i he Constitution, by mak
ing tho converse of their principle a con
etitutional right.
Wo have not heard the position of af.
i t . . . ...
mirs uoueriiiscusseu man in a conversa-
tton winch we overheard be! ween nn ar
dent Democrat and " Union sr.ver," and
an equally ardent Rqiublican. Wo con-1
deDo the conversation for the sake of lay-1
- ing hclore cur leaders a succirtet state
mentoflhe necessitees of tho limes.
1 lie discussion began Willi the nccusa-
tion that the Republicans bad been mis -
represented at the South by the Journal f
Commerce and oilier Democratic papers,
and that the trouble arose from these mis-
reprensetations. '
Democrat. If we had told the peoplo at
- 1
the bouth that you J;epi.blican3 were in
r p ' . .... .1
i javor 01 enforcing or, noi opposeu 10 ine
Fugitive Slae Law, and were not Abolit
ionists, would they have believed us ?
; Republican. Yes, I think so. Why
Dkm. They woulk havo laughed at us.
,TThen the Abolitionists attacked tho
American Tract Society and endeavored
to "use its engines to carry the anti-slavery
war into the South, did not every
Republican newspaper in New York and
.elsewheie, as far as you J now, aluso and
ifillify tho conservative men of tho Tract
"Society? When John Brown invaded
Virginia, did not tho Republican newspa-
; pars of New York call him a " brave old
3&ro," a " ninrtyr ;"and did they not evi
datttly sympathise with him ?
Rep. That does not show that the Re
publican party, as a party, havo uny such
vim. It is hard to seperate a party from
tHeir leaders. But who passed the Terso.
not, Liberty bills in Maine, Vermont,
Massachusetts, and elsewhere ?
f . Rep. Ths Republican party undoubtedly
did that in each State. But the Personal
't Liberty bills are null and void, for they
.'ara unconstitutional ; and they don't hurt
, any one.
V "Dem. I am not 6uro they are unconsti
tutional. That in Connecticut certainly
u, J.not. But becauso a law is constitution
al it is not necessarily right. You Ro
publicans are afllicted with an iubKue no
tion ihat what is constitutional, is ncces-
l tartly right. You claim that electing a
I president constitutionally is all right and
fsrinot be found fault with. Suppose the
ILoasoof Representatives should refuse
liOttss any Supply Bill for his Adininis
. II Aion. It would be constitutional, but
7v Aildilboright? There is no tyranny
Wearth so notoriously oppressive as tho
1 nny of constitutional majorities have
f ?u.1 1 ftD1 ,,ot' now diwussing con-j
stitulional questions.
what nas the design, the intent, tho u
mur, with which the Personal Liberty
bills were passed ? Wero they not des
igned to impede the free execution of the
Fugitive Slave Law.
Rep. I cannot deny that such was the
intent, but I think they may bo excused
us retaliatory laws. South Carolina pas
sed her law imprisoning free blacks, long
before a Tersonal Libe rty bill was passed
at the North ; and under that she impris
oned colored citizens of Massaehuse(t
coming there on ships, and dooi to this
lay. Let her first repeal that act, bc-
foro she asks us to repeal our Personal
Liberty bills.
Dem. My friend, you and your party
have harped on that string long enough.
The Trihunc, tho Post, and all your press,
have been stultifying themsolves about it
(ill it is time it was stopped. Do von
know that Connecticut does the eame
thing, and always did it? And I believe
Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Is-,
land, and in fact every New England
State does it every day.
Ret. I don't understand you. I am a
Connecticut man and know no such law
on kcr statute? books.
Dem. Then I know her better than you.
Tell me, if a freo white citizen of New
York State, poor and s;ckly, but willing
to labor, goes on the Plymouth Rock to
night to Stonington, and lands there to
morrow morning
pocket, and with
with nothing in his
the protection- of the
American flag over him and the immuni
ties from arrest and disturbance which
Hint. rYinEl it M f Irtll rrilii'nndiaa m.Mi.i.l l.i... '
...... .. . v.. uv M. kvi 9 IllUUII't .1 ,11
toll mo, it ho liecins to look around for
work, what are the chances that Stoning-
ion iii let nun uo ;i: now soou
... i i i . . .
the selectmen have him by the shoulder?
Much good then may it do him to plead
the immunities of an American citizen.
Bj His adversary will haul him up before the
"(judge, and the judge will ship him back
v....i. .i . i . .. .
to Ncw yyrk that i.iijht. Why, sir, I
U'ttll nil- Own ni'M ruina t?n m n.. nl,l l.l.w.l- '
...... ... j v.... - j , v.ii v. run u,i vim U1UIJY
man, very old they called him eighty
then with his old wife, feeble, worn out,
dying old folk?, who had lived in Connec
ticut for sixty years, in charge of a con
stable .from North Stoning'on, shipped at
Orot n Bank for Long Island weeping,
begging not to bo exiled, but forced in
and poverty into what wa3 to
them literally a foreign land. I knew
the old man well ; a gentlemen with mo
had known him in New London county
o-m ..j vnu ii, 4 i i iiM.u uiu i ii iviicro i" f - .
, 1 -, , , question of princi;lo under the Constitu
be was going; I113 reply was tho depth of i- 1 , .
.n. r,. . 1 . . .. 1 ' I tton? 111 point of fact, a purely iega
pathos. Ihey hero shipping h,m and I ,
the old woman to Southold, because ho
.1.,11 . . r, 1 1 1 1 1 ,
the old woirnn to Sou tho Id. because ho
1 was I orn there ! "Have you any relations
or friends there, Jim"' " My sister was
1 alive their forty years ago." Well, sir
'they shipped him; and they do that
same sort of thing crery month in the
New Kni'lund Sfnt i,oi-a :., ..:i.
- -....-", '...V.V. M lllllll 1.1 J 1111"
of tho crime of being
noor It s no
single occurrence
, .
I ll'llA bstn t 1 .....
t tr , 0
; ; , :v:r ;. .: u w . e:"ii Mi" hn0 and nsreo that
u luuugui, ui mo onsiuuiion 01 Hie
United States? Now I Kndortake
i . it , t
10 say mai wnon Connecticut stops
arresting and exiling white p.nd black
citizens for the crin"0 of poverty ;
when Illinois stons the ul.snl 11 t.A r Tnlnci-. '
of " blaok rili.on, nf M..B1..,.1.. r..
v..u.Ui ""in
then South Carolina will
C "
up excluding the samo blacks from her
territory. But let us have dono with ro-'
criminations Tho present danger to the
couiury in, mat men win wasto precious
hours in disiHitina as to the causo nf !,
difficulty and who got us into it. Lot us 1
bo patiiols and devise a way to get out of
it that shall satisfy us all.
Rep. Where is tho point cf danger, in
your opinion ?
Dem. In this : Southern disonionists are
detormiued to leave tho Union. 1 1 i-i use
less now to discuss whether they aro jus
tifiablc, or not. They aro Absolutely de
termined, and w ill break ur the country
if they can. No concessions will reach
them. They are not "bullying," but ac
ting. They don't want you to compro
mise j they don't ask any yielding But
vou Renublionns linvA it i-n t- ......
V i u ' i'""cl lu,the Norti lo South will not cannot
strencthon tho conservnt vn .t1. . . . ul lan,'0i
strencthon tho conservative olomor
" " 1, Vri ....... il.- i- .1
- - - -'v
VM uiui o.i u liiu i nion nv
making conservative men enough in Sou.
thom States to save them. If. as vou sav.
- ml
we DemonraU .., i.i:.i ..... . '
j i
South nt once in
. ..v.. juu, oiv uio
what wo have belied
Rep. How? .
Dem, Aro you ir. favor of enforcing the
Fugitivo Slave Law ?
Rep. I am, and always wa?. But I don'J
like the obnoxious future of makin , I
t,oi. tt, xr.i.i "? .W'king n'
" -ii BiaVCS.
Tku r.,.1, t Almn.i. i . ..
" ' oi..,viy law Ot the
.....v ... ,...uv. ii a j,ois0
oni lina Ilia enmn rn.,n.. I P . . I
stolen and the thief resists, you are bound
to aid the Sheriff, if a pocket is picked
and a swell mob attempts a rescue, you
must help convey a pickpocket to jail.
But enough. You agreo to enforce a fu
gitive slave law T
liir, Willingly. Tell the South that.
Dsm, I will. Now as to tho Personal
Liberty bills. They amount to nothing,
you say, but is rot their animus bad, and
ought they not to bo repealod ?
Rep. I never was iu favor of them.
They wero tho measures of ultra men,
! and I am decidedly in favor of roncaliti"
' them, and so are a majority of our party.
1'or. VOU must understand that thorn is n.
division iu our party. 1 belong to tho
conservative wing, and I claim Mr. Lin
coln as belonging to that wing. We can
and wo will repe-al tiie Personal Liberty
bills. You may tell the South that.
Dem. Nothing remains but tho Territo
ries. Can we agreo as to that?
Rep, I think not. I will never surren
der an inch of soil to beconio slave terri
tory. Dem, Then you expect to get l id of sla
very by walling it in the South.
Rep. I hate nothing to do with getting
rid of it. I only spy that into the Terri
tories, where I have a voice about it, it
shall never come. Tho States may take
care of it within their borders.
Dem. Put, my friend, you and 1 must
not close our eyes to the futuro of our
country. Suppose tho Union to survive
and your principle of freo Territories to
; prevail, do you, dare you, closo your eves
to that nation of blacks that is increasing
so rapidly ir. the Southern States ? Tho
patriot who looks to the future shudders
nt. tho ;, r ,.1,..;..,, d,,,,,,,
within tho
j present limits. What will, in twenty, or
, titty, or a hundred vears. become of thoso.
millions of slaves? Which raco will out
grow, overpower tho other ? How soon
will you have empire of blacks iu tho
South? These are tho questions that are
vastly more important than tho abstract
question of tho right of Southern men to
carry blaves into tho Territories.
Have not the Republicans, over and
over again, declared that they had no
fear of tho Dred Scott decision ? That
you know the immigration into tho Ter
ritories will take cure of that question ?
That the whole dispute has been one of
abstract pi inriple, and not of practical
Rep. So I believe ; but it U principle,
Dem. Well, then, has it not been a
I'l""""", UI1UC1 IIIC vuiisiiiuiion
slavery can exist in a territory or any
where, except by express legislation ?
Rep. Yes, Constitution and common
j Dem. Woll, then, let u? go back of that,
,nnd end tho question. I claim that sk
; very is lawful in every part of tho Terri-
. . v ,
tunes, x oi claim inai it is lawiul no-
.wucroin mo lerruono-j. Lei uu
el raw
it shall
' be lawful South of that line, and nstlaw-
:ful North of it; always leaving open tho
omnipotent power of a State to legislate
! it into its Territory North, or out of it
South, whenever Slate arises. That will
I "
wml f i r.;nrtfrt , .
.. " .9 ...v LUVIIUVL Ul 1 ITlIlCljlle I
nnat is your principle worth? What is
its aim. obicU basis? Is it not tl,n T;.
icir good, their honnfit
thcir futuro intcrcsts j
Well; it is plain
as daylight now, that you can't havo both
tho country and tho principle. You
must yield the principle or you loso tho
country, for whoso good you uphold it.
Take your choice, then. You may have
the country without your principle, or
you may havo your principle ivilhout tho
country I
Rep. lias it come to that?
Dem. It has come to just that. The re
sponsibility of tho crisis is on you and
your party. We and our party are pow
erless in this emergency. We fought
with you to the end, and are beaten. We
f iresaw tho rosult, and it has oomo as we
. ' uur I,!rly
treat, ; lor they regard
' .vfc..,v.
rrnar . 1.1. ... m. .i ... - . .
vuuj n-jjuiu us as conquered
and powerless. Jf wo offer them terms,
they deny our ability to fulfil our promi-
mem abhor
tbr, Un on
They tell us that they will
go, whatever is dono. But you may eavc
the Union now by showing Georgia and
Alabama conservative men that you aro
not Abolitionists ; that there is a slrontr
" lr. !. . .' K.C
m in,' T , S l g'V
lhern M lu0 I'"vileges of copartners in
ITnirin. Af. l0.t I... it.:. i .
""v' "J '" reson
of nonoofnl mAi, .
ntodo U.n Soiiil, . r,,;. ,.n-.. n.:. . .
- when you have offered to rrpaal the
not MEN.
Personal Liberty bills, (o enforce tho Fu
gitive Slave law, to make an equitable di
vision of the Territories then, ir the
Southern disunionlsts insist on leaving
the Union, it will bo time for you to talk
with a clear conscience about having done
your duty.
Rep. Tho Fugitive Law and tbo Tor
sonal Liborly bills I can agree to. I don't
know about yielding as to Territories.
That is, in fact, our party principle; tho
only principle ive all had in common.
Your idea, that wo don't yield a principle
if wo put it into the Constitution, is all
very well, but it hurts one's self-respect
to give up.
Dem. That's tho point, after all, then.
Tho Union is to be lost, and it might bo
saved but for the sell-respect of politi
cians. Cod save us, then !
'Don't sit up for nic tc -night, Bertha,'
said Philip Graham otic pleasant evening
as he wentto bestow a parting on his wife's
sweet lips. 'I haye engaged to take Mrs.
Mortimer and Miss Ellen to the opera to
night, and may return late'
xo Iiear estill- Oh, how deligLtful,
I had forgotten that she was to sing to
night. Why may I not bo ono of the
party ?'
'You might, I suppose, but I really
you go bo little I did not mention it to
them '
'Never mind, I can go somo other lime
I dare say.'
'Oh, yes, go to-morrow night, If you
'Very well, that will do.'
"Good-night, then, my love," ar.d with
another kiss Bertha was loft alone.
'Bear, handsome fellow,' sho sighed,
throwing herself dow n on the low loun
ging chair by the fireside, 'so good and so
kind, if he didn't care so much for socie
ty ; and if that gay widow and her bold
daughter would let him alone. The third
evening thii week that he has spent in
company with them. True, I was at that
stupid patty, but I am sure they engrossed
much more of his attention than I did ;
and others noticcJ it too. One prim maid
asked me if I was not jealous, and that
lachrymose Mrs. Pryum, who is always
groaning, cast up her eyes and pressed
my hand in token of sympathy, when I
bade her good niiht. No, I am not jcal
ous ; but I wonder how he would like to
have mf flirt so. I havo half a mind to '
try it, if I only knew any one 1 liked well
A sharp tinkle of the eloor bell startled
her, and a moment after a tall gentleman.
moustached and whiskered almost alarm
ingly, entered the room. Bertha mani
fested a littlo surprise, half of terror, but
tho words :
'My dear Bertha, havo you forgotten
me,' had not entirely passed thestrangcr's
lips, ere she was in his arms, exclaim
ing: 'Leonard! dear Leonard! Wtleomo
home !'
'But where is your husband, tlcarest ?'
ho asked, half an hour later, when she
had asked and answered many a rapid
question. 'I wonder he can be tempted
to leavo this pleasant home and sweet
wife a single evening.'
He has gone to tho opera,' she answer
ed hesitating slightly.
'Without you ? But I suppose you have
somo little whim to excuse you tired of
the prima dona, or somethingof the kind,
I presume. You should spend a winter
in tho California mining districts in order
to appreciate your privileges,' lie said
Is it loo late yet ? Will you go with me?
Let me bo your cavalier onco more as in
old time.'
An idea occurred to Bertha; here wns
an excellent opportunity to put into ex
ecution tho plan which she was thinking
of when ho arrived- What would prevent
her? Nothing she resolved, and her an
swer was : j
'I shall bo delighted I'm sure. I will I
bo ready in a few moments.'
it . . i ' .r .i .. .
nesting graceiuuy upon the crimson
cushions sat the fair Mrs. Mortimer and
her fairer daughter. Helen Mortimer
dressed with rgal magnificence, and her
gorgeous altiro suited well tho dark style
of her beauty. A smile of triumph shone
in her flashing eyes as she listened to the
flattering remarks of Thilip Griham,
whose very distinguished appearance
and polished manners made him a most
agreeable companion, and to whose cood
othces sue trusted for admittance to cir
cles from which her bold gayoty and freo
domofmannor might otherwiso debar
As for rhilip Graham, though he never
would havo dreamod of such a wonian for
the quiet atmosphore of home, yet ho Iov
,l a . ... i i
. ,.iio away an J.our in her society,
.In-TL"8 r.ain r nnxie'y w"
T V.. ' . m""un' H,n(, no ora or
not. or iirtH hi. at.:.. i..i .
. , , , mum Hs niucn.
'.See, Graham,' exclaimed Miss Morli-1
mer, 'is not that your wife in the box opt 1
Ml .. . 1 .
4erwia, i tleclare! How came i,bo
bore? and with a strancer ton V add T,i
a BLlUllgLT IOO 1 Bllu 1'hl.
in the direction indica-
Thon you don't know him?'
Miss Mortimer. 'Very elegant in at
pearanco, and very much devoted to his
tair jauy, i should Bay ; somo old lover I
'Excuse mo, Miss Mortimer, my wife is
too ladylike for indelicacy,' ho answered
'Oflcndod, Thilip ? and with me?' sho
said, turning her eyes pleadingly toward
him. 'Pardon me, I did but jest.'
She laid her ungloved hand upon his
inn. But the arts which had charmed
and dazzled the young husband had lost
their power, and ho only answered polite
ly her exju-otsion of regret.
Bertha met his gaze of surprise smiling,
but soon soemed absorbed in the music
and the remarks ol her companion whose
interest in her comfort was sufficiently
apparent. He seemed well known among
tho audience, too ; for the watchful Philip
noticed many bows and smiles of recogni
tion. Thero is Mr. Goldiug, who knows every
body ; I will ask him tho name of your
wife's attendant,' said Mrs. Mortimer,
ivho had marked with Burpriso the dis
composure of Graham, whom as sho told
her daughter afterwards, sho had suppo.
ed too much ajraan of tho world to care
for bis wife.
'Mr. Golding, pray toll ie the name of
the ger.t. eman opposite -the ono with the
magnifieieni beard and dark eyes ?
vuioi vwiy, 1 declare I it is my old
Hied, Leonard Percy. He must havo ar
rived today. Helms been four years ab
sent. I must go round and see him. I
see he has found Mrs. Graham already. 1
congratulate you, sir, he continuod, turn
ing to rhilip.
'Congratulato me! For what ? mutter
ed Philip in surprise, a dim idea entering
his brain that Mr. Golding meant to insult
The opera was over at last, and resisting
Helen's alluring glances, and Mrs, Morti
mer's earnest invitation to come in and
rpend an hour at cards, rhilip hastened
homeward in time to see a carriage eliivc
away from the door. Bertha was already
unbinding her tresses when ho entered
her chamber, and in reply to his questions
she only answered carelessly.'
'Yes, I had an opportunity, and thought
I would improve it. You know it looks
so stupid for married pooplo to bo always
together in public. Leonard is an old
friend of mine, and I am glad he has re
turned. I shidl enjoy his society very
She was only repeating words which
Thilip had used many a timo when prais
ing tho beauty and grace of somo new ac
quair.tanco; but they did not seem very
satisfactory now, for ho'only muttered
'humph,' in a discontented way, and was
Bertha saw the success of her schome,
and laughed mischievously as sho laid
down to slumber, and dream, perchance,
of the sloighride she was to enjoy with her
fnond on tho morrow. Thilip had en
gaged to ride, too, with Mrs. and Miss
Mortimer; and to it chanced that the two
parties met on the c:o vded tl.o oughfare,
ami ho had just lime to catch a laughing
glance and a wave of tho littlo hand from
his wifo as the sleighs dashed past each
other. Ho Epent that evening at homo,
but not alone with his wife; Percy was
there, and Bertlin chatted wiln him,
played for him, and they sang together
congs replete with love and sentiment-
songs which ho reminded her they had
sung so often together in tho 'olden
time.' At last, angry with himself, his
wife, and Lis guest, Philip left tho room,
excusing himself on the plea of business,
but adding, 'that two such old friends
must havo so much to say to each other,
that a third person would bo almost an
intruder.' Mr. Tercy looked surprised,
but Bertha answered smilingly :
Oh, yes, Leonard, and I have plenty of
subjects of conversation.'
' Leonard, indood,' growled Thilip, on
his way to tho library. 'Confound the
fellow, what doos he mean with his old
songs ?'
lie remained alone till tho visitor de
parted, and could hardly believe his own
eves when he saw through the half open
door Tcrcy imprint a kiss upon the brow
of his wifo, which she received as quite a
matter of course.
23 per Annum, if paid in advance.
SERI E,S-VOI, l.-NO. 2G.
- Pray do all your friends take their de-
,nrluro in thflt lovin ?' i asked
as sho cuterod the library
Oh, no! but Leonard is a pririleged
chat-actor, and, besides, I am endeavoring
to bring my notions of pioprioty ton more
modern standard. I hope to becom no.
'..n.Mm.,1 . n. . .
J " t" ,'". ." ' " '": ' time,
. luuo nn,,,, casuy ana gracofully
as tome oi your lavonto ladies do Miss
Mortimer, for instanc. I havo noticed
that you rarely meet or part with her with
out somo harmless liberties.'
It whs twiothatan tho fascination for
tho bold beauty he hud often praised her
gay manners to his wife, but it was strange
how different these things looked from a
different point.
' But Miss Mortimer is unmarried ; and
besides it was all a joke, our meeting and
parting in that way,' he answered.
' A'ery well, Tercy is unmarried, and we
will callour parting a joke, if you nlease,'
was the reply. ' '
As you will, but I don't admire such
jokes, I assure you.'
' What, jealous, rhilip? and I havo only
been in Percy's company three times.
Let's see- once at the opera, once sleighi
riding, and this evening.
' No, I am not jealous, but I don't see
what has come over you. Don't you know
that you will ruin your reputation if you
go on in this way ? With moD it is differ
ent; they are not expected to bo so ex
clusive in their attachments. Society has
claims upon gentlemen which they mast
'TriKydoubtless ; and these same 'claim
of society extend to tho ladies, I suppose,
and we ought of course to emulate tho
generous, self-sacrificing examples of Jtho
.'lerner sex.'
Philip could not but think, that bow
ever willing ho might bo to sacrifice him
self upon the altar of sorielv. he did not
j wish hi wifo to devote herself to its
claims ; but ho could not sny so with those
mirthful eyes watching him so clot ely.and
ho remained silent.
When he returned to dinner, the next
day, he found his wife absent, and a note
informed him that sho had gone with
Tercy to spend tho day at her father's
country seat a few miles from the city, and
that 'if he pleased,' ho mighi take the
evening cars, spend a few hours at tho
' homestead,' and retnrn with them.
' If I please 1' Well, I don't pleaso to
do any such thing. How changed sho is
sinco Percy's coming, to leave me so, when
she has never visited her old home alono
before during our two years of married
But tho quiet hour alono in the dining
room was favorable for meditation, and
ho finilly resolved to seek his wife, and
confessing tho errors his conduct had
shown him in their truo light, endeavor
to persuade her to resume onco more tie
quiet and domestic habits which ho saw
wero now necessary to happiness. Ho was
warmly welcomed by the family at the
homestead, butftertha was invisible.
' She has just come in,' said her mother,
in answer to his inquiries. ' You will find
her and Leonard in the south room."
' Here, runaway !" said he, as he enter
ed the room, ' why did you not meet mo
as you did in tbe days 'ilion I came
' I certninly would, had I known of your
arrival ; but Leonard and I were out
watching theskaters on tho lake. I havo
never been on the ice before, since the
day, six years ago, when it proved so
treacherous to mo, and when dear Loonaid
rescued mo f.-oui the chilling wider,'
' Dear Leonard ? I thought it was your
lrothr who saved you,' exclaimed Philip.
It was my brother, dear Philip. Let
mo introduco you to my half brpthcr,
Frank Leonard Tcrcy. I should havo
made you ncquaiuted before, but I wished
to try some of tho pleasures of flirting ; no
ono understands it so well as Leonard
except my husband.'
And ho will gladly give up all claims
to 'proficiency in the art,' as yoli call it,
if you w ill ptoniiso to let it aloi in the
future,' said Philip, who had boen shaking
hands heartily with Tercy.
What?' and leave the claims of society
unfilled, and tho widow and the fatherless
unconsoled in their desolation ?' asked
Bejtha, her face iadiant with mirth and
Yes, minx, was tho laughing answer ;
and ho kept his word.
JfraTOne' of tho attractions ut a late ag
ricultural fair in California wns n camcN
race. Fifteen of the animals were on ex
hibition, exciting geeat curiossty.
Tho population of tho State of FcnnsyN
vania, as estimated by the recent census,
is about two millions Lino hundred thou