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Maud leaped to Lor feet-an expression of deep an-
I G" fafulTamoitio:. by couHI you not
leave me in peace? God kuows I Have-not deserved
removed his wrappings reveal inga face
haggard and bloodless-frame fearfully emacmted, and
eyes"deeply sunken, burning, and restless, i nero was
something superhuman in his aspect; wane in ©\cry
Hneamont of \he ashen face-in the fiend,.h gleam.
the wild eyes, could be perceived the workings o ic
cruel, arrogant spirit. ' . ,
1 You thought you had evaded me. he said, in a deep,
sepulehural tone; ' but, like other mortals, you n you
have erred. Illness alone has kept nae from you. i
wrestled with disease that again have you in
ffe ceased speaking, and tho mesmeric orbs were fixed
full upon the shuddering girl. A numbness seized upon
her nerves; hut suddenly, as if inspired-with strength
from above, she shook off the incubus settling upon ininu
and body; turned away; exclaimed:
' God help me •
Lamoille, for a moment, seemed petrified with anger
and astonishment; then with a loud.piercing cry,threw
up his arms and sank insensible to the floor.
At this juncture Mrs. Brown returned, who assisted
the thankful Maud in placing her bitterest toe upon a
bed, from which he never roso. For days he rayed in
cessantly; and then, just before the lamp of life was
burned out, became sane.
1 Maud/ he said feebl/, ' I have done you a great
wrong. Heaven oniy knows what evil spirit drove me
to make you the victim of my vile arts. 1 had practiced
them on others —I will not horrify you with the rela
tion. I conceived the idea, at once, of making you sub
servient to my will. You were beautiful, educated, and
talented, and I most ardently wished to determine if I
could bring those lofty attributes down to the loathsomo
level to which my previous machinations had depressed
others I had become a monomaniac 011 this subject,
and scrupled at nothing. Your womanly kindness to
ward mc has won me to make this confession. As I
failed in your destruction, you triumphed in your own
purity and goodness. Send for an attorney. I wish to
make a partial reparation for the sorrows I have caused
you. I shall not speak to you again. Maud, forgive
' Willingly,' sobbed Maad, deeply affected by the words
of the dying man —who appeared to her just waking
from a dream to a realization of the magnitude of his
After the death of Lamoille, Maud found herself, with
the little Geraidine, heir of the joint wealth of her fath
er, mother, and Gustavus Lamoille.
Maud never married, but devoted herself to her beau
tiful charge, who became celebrated as a graceful writer,
and who, at the age ot twenty, wedded a sculptor whose
naine is widely known. They reside together now in
Maud's handsome villa by the waters of the Arno.
THE DWARF'S WEDDING.
It is well known that ico is capable of such great solid
ity as to retain in eoid countries any desired shape for a
long time; and houses have been constructed of it which
have resisted the elements, not only through the winter,
but far into the succeeding summer, and in some instan
ces, oven during several years. In illustration of this
fact, the Courier des Eta La U nis tells the following story :
Peter the Great of Russia had in his service a buffoon
named Isickolieft, a dwarf in size, and particularly ugly
in appearance, but possessed of a mind full of intelli
gence an i overflowing with wit and sarcasm, in the ex
ercise of which even the sacred majesty of the Czar
was not always respected, lie ono day approached his
master and requested permission to marry.
'And who do you sujfpose wouid marry you ?' demand
ed the Czar.
'Catharine Italivaski/ replied the dwarf.
'Catharine Italivaski! that majestic, beautiful crea
ture, attached as title de chamber to one of the Empress'
ladies in waiting! Impossible, my poor Nickolieff. She
is young and beautiful, and vou are old and ugly.'
'She loves me!" said Nickoiieff. swelling with offended
pride. 'Everybody does not look upon me with the un
favorable eyes of your majesty.'
'You must be very rich, then, or she would not love
you/ said the Czar.
'Allo wing that to be, I should not be the first one who
has been loved tor his wealth'/ replied the buffoon, with
a cynical smile. 'I know of one far more rich and more
powerful than I am, who has thought himself loved for
himself alone, instead of his piles of yellow gold, and
was so plainly deceived that he alcno was unsuspicious
of the true object.'
The Emperor turned pale with anger, and bit his lip
until the blood flowed, for tjic buffoon alluded to a love
adventure of the monarch well known at court, but of
which none had dared to speak above a whisper.
•Very well/ said ho, controlling his rage by a violent
effort, 'since you desire to marry Catharine Italivaski,
you shall do so. I charge myself with the whole ex
pense ot the nuptials, and 3*oll will receive from me tho
palace which )'ou will occup3' w 'tb your charming bride.
Meantime 3'ou are forbidden to leave 3'our chamber, un
der penalty of being made acquainted with the knout.
iD comparison with which the of 103* wife, which
ha\o olten made your shoulders ache, are mere love ca
I itteen days after, the day of January, 1720, the buf
foon was awakened at daybreak by the sounds of music
at the door of the chamber which served him as a prison.
A number oi the servants of tho Czar entered, clothed
him in a magnificent suit of garments, then placed hifh
on a sledge, to which were attached four of the most
beautiful horses in the imperial stables, and surrounded
> a college composed of the greatest lords and ladies
ot the imperial court, conducted him to tho cathedral
JNotre Dame do Kazan, where the nuptial ceremony was
e e j ra e with a splendor and extravagance which not
on y reassured but delighted the proud Nickolieff.
wZ benediction pronounced, the happy couple
were placed upon the sledges, and conducted to an iso
lated place, a short distance from the city, on the banks
of the *eva, where had been built a palace the like of
which never existed, except in fairy tales. The palace
which seemed to be constructed of crystal, and which
reflected in thousands of luminous rays tho blazing tor
ches of the cortege, was built of massive blocks of ice
cut as if from stooe and fastened with water in place of
cement.. The dwarf and his wife were introduced into
an immense hall, the furniture of which, tables, chairs
chandeliers, everything was made of ice, and were served
i**. J e P rese nce ot the Emperor and his attendants'
. a feast of regal sumptuousness. The choicest and
most "oheate wines were served in abundance, and tho
goblets ot Is ickoliefl and Catharine—also carved from
blocks of ice were kept constantly filled, uotil, at a
citri ™ m J; et ' sr ' the spouses, stupefied with wine, were
S BIU ™ 'I P chamber and placed upon a bed
wiU°ou" Cy Ca , rv ?4 and Silled, and there left,
solid with the walls themselves. As the cortege with
drew, the cruel Czar remarked—
' Behold a nuptial night such as was never witnessed
Eight months after the fatal night, says the historian
Leveque—that is, at the close of the month of August
—this palace and tomb of ice still existed, and in an
almost perfect state. Certain portions of the exterior
only had yielded to the influence of the warm winds and
sun, and, melting, had formed about it a species of
opaque stalactites. The monument itself gradually lost
its transparency, and became a dirty, tarnished mass,
through which it was no longer possible, thanks to
God„ to distinguish the bodies of the frozen lovers, of
which the very features had been so long visible.
Another winter passed, consolidating the fearful tomb
anew, so that two years later, under the combination of
frost, hail, snow, dust, sun and rain, this fairy palace was
completely transformed into a little hillock, black and
hideous to behold
\Y hen at last, Peter the Great gavo orders to demol
ish the frightful witness to his barbarity, the pickaxe
and bar were found insufficient for the purpose, and re
course to blasting was necessary to relieve the shores
ot the beautiful Neva from the villanous object which
recalled so disgraceful a history.
From "The Sparkling Stream." published by C. M. Tremaine. New York—songs
aaa music adapted to tne use of Good Templars and generally.
f! TELL ME YE ZEPHYRS SWEET-"
Tell me ye zephyrs sweet, that round me softly come,
I)o ye not know some spot where mortals drink no rum?
Some pleasant happy vale, or mountains near the moon,
Where man may dwell nor meet, one Lager J leer Saloon?
The zephyrs murmured in their accents low :
We've tried to find that spot, but 'twas 'no go.'
Tell me, thou ocean blue, whose waters wifih the shore,
Kno west thou some blessed spot where topers come no more?
Where womankind may know in life some pure delight,
Nor wake up from her dreams, and find her husband tight ?
The angry billows loudly thundered, No !
While all the little waves cried out 'Jen so.'
And thou oh radiant sun, that with such glories shine,
Knowest thou some place where Brandy, Gin and Wine
Are all unknown to man ; where he his thirst may slake
At some sweet rustic well, or in some cooling lake ?
The blushing sun withdrew his face in frown,
You'll find it not, he cried, in Lewistown.
Tell me ye giant minds that make or break our laws,
Will there not come a time triumphant for our cause?
A glorious time where man shall join with man,
And rear their household altars on the temp'rance plan ?
All, all responded in one uniting voice,
That time will come— Americans, rejoice.
HON. HENRY WILSON ON TEMPE
At the New England Temperance Convention held in
Boston lately, the lion. Henry Wilson spoke as follows :
Before I was twenty years of age I took the total ab
stinence pledge, and I have kept it more than a third of
a century. I thought when a young man that when I
should be fifty years of age I might use spirituous liquors
with more safety to myself and without detriment to
others. I have passed that age, and I clearly see now
that I cannot use iatoxicating liquors as a beverage with
out detriment to others. Yes, sir, I realize more than
ever before, the necessity and duty of maintaining the
character of a strictly temperate man. I see young
men in the bloom of youth—l see men in the pride of
mature manhood squandering talents, time, possessions,
everything—blasted reputations and the hopes of kin
dred and friends; and I would not have upon my soul the
consciousiftss that I had by precept or example, lured
any young man to drunkenness, for all the honors of the
universe. The sorrows of drunkenness glare upon us
from the cradle to the grave. From childhood I have
seen—ay, and felt too —the measureless evils of intem
perance. Kindred and friends near and dear to mo
kindred and friends I tenderly love, and whoso memo
ries I shall ever fondly cherish, have been its victims.—
Anxieties for the near and loved burden our lives. In
view of these great sorrows that rest upon us, we should
be willing to make the personal sacrifice —if it bo a sac
rifice—to put aside the cup of intoxication; I have never
felt it to bo a sacrifice.
In 1840, I wont to Washington to early petitions,
signed by sixty thousand men of this Commonwealth,
against the admission of Texas as a slaveholding State.
John Quincy Adams, in whoso district I resided, made
a dinner party for mo. Eminent men sat around that
table—one of thro number has since been Speaker of the
House of Representatives, two have been Cabinet offi
cers, and two have been Foreign Ministers. I looked
up to Mr. Adams with profound admiration and rever
ence. During the entertainment Mr. Adams asked mo
to drink a glass of wine with him; I was embarrassed —
hesitated a moment; it was the sorest trial of my life;
but I somehow succeeded in stammering out, 'Sir, I
never take wine.' That answer settled the matter for
me. I have never found it hard since to utter those
words, nor to fill my glass with cold water. I have often
since sat at the tables of Governors, Senators, Foreign
Ministers, Cabinet Officers, Generals, Admirals and Pres
idents, but I have ever found it easy to decline the prof
fered wine cup. The real difficulty is not in others, it
is in ourselves. Temptations arc ever around and about
us. The only thing for the temperance man to do is to
stand inflexiby firm in his plighted faith. He who is
ready to live bv his temporance pledges will win the re
spect even of men who indulge in the excessive use of
The holy cause of temperance must bo carried into our
schools; Sabbath schools, churches, families, everywhere.
All must feel, realizo that they have a personal duty to
perform—that they must b'e examples of personal fideli
ty. Let overy friend of this hallowed causo ever re
member that its advancement demands individual re.
We intend, Mr. President, to have the Capital free
from intoxioating liquors. A public'sentiment must be
created and developed that will banish intoxicating
j liquors. A public sentiment must be created and de
veloped that will banish intoxicating liquors from all
buildings and dofcer public officers in the army and navy
in Congress, the Cabinet, and the Executive Mansion,
from the conversion of the public building® into diam
shops. Thi way to create and develop tjiat sentiment
is for the people to lead temperance lives, and through
pulpit, lecture room,*and convention. and by all means
sanctioned by law, humanity and religion, let the public
men of the country, those in office and those who hope
to be in office, know that they will no longer tolerate
drunkenness in official life.
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From-Oliver Optic's Boys' and Girls' Msgatiae.
Five hundred begins it,
Five hundred ends it,
Fivo in the middle is seen ;
The first of all figures,
The first of ail letters
Take up their stations botwoon.
Join all together, and then you will bring
Before you the name of an eminent king.
Now, boys and girls, you may use your skill at 1 word
squaring,' which may be a new puzzle to most of you.
Take tour words, and arrange the letters so that they
will form a square, and be the same, whether read from
left to right, or fVom top to bottom, thus:
A L O E AGUE
T O R E NUTS
Now with this explanation construct a
A VERBAL SQUARE.
The first we use on the water; the second is a fabled
giant; the third is the plural of a Bible craft; and the
fourth is a triai.
A young man once picked up a sovereign lying in the
road. Ever afterwards, as he walked along he kept his
eyes steadfastly fixed on the ground, in hopes of finding
another. And, in the course of a long life, be picked
up, at different times, a good amount of gold and silver.
But all these days, as he was looking for them, be saw
not that Heaven was bright above him, and nature beau
tiful around. Ho never once allowed his eyes to look
up from the mud and filth in which he sought the treas
ure. And when iie died, a rich old man, he only knew
this fair earth of ours as a dirty road to pick up money
as you walk along.
A little boy, seeing a drunken man prostrate before
the door of a groggery, opened the door, and putting in
his head, said to the proprietor : 'See here, sir, your
sign has fallen down.'
Brimstone. —A Bible class were asked to name the
precious stones named in the Bible. After several an
swers, one little fellow was called out: 'Well, Thomas,
what precious stones have you found V Brimstone,' an
swered the boy. It is needless to say that a number of
handkerchiefs were called into requisition to choke down
the 'depraved human nature* that seemed desirous of
manifesting itself in laughter.
Punch's advice how to kill time—shoot every day.
Boiling springs, resembling the Geysers of Iceland,
are among the singular phenomena of nature in Nevada.
An Irishman says that a coffin is the house a man
lives in when he is dead.
So long as life remains to us, our duties are unfinished.
There is no room for idleness here.
Madder colors red. This is the reason why the mad
der you get the redder you grow.
A lie may allude to a small thing; but there is no such
thing as a small lie.
One hundred miles west of Fort Riley is the centre
of the United States.
When may a loaf of bread be said to be inhabited ?
When it has a little Indian in it.
Carelessness is little better than a half-way house be
tween accident and design.
Two skelotous have been found in a Savannah cellar,
supposed to have been placed there daring the revolution.
Artomus Ward says. 'Let us be happy, and live with
in our means, even if we have to borrow money to do
An Ohio paper says, 'Some say there are but two
sexes, the male and the female; but you have only to
get into Massachusetts to find a Middlesex.'
An editor who was asked to respond to a toast to woman
declined on the ground that woman is able to speak for
herself, and any man who undertakes to do it for her,
will got into trouble.
Which is the heavier, a pound of gold or a pound of
feathers? A pound of feathers; for they aro weighed
by avoirdupois weight—7ooo grains in a pound; whilo
the gold is weighed by Troy weight—s76o grains in a
Attention is directed, to the
I AM AUTHORIZED TO SELL.
Taking into consideration their convenience to mar
ket, location in quiet sections where law and order and
freedom of action and opinion prevail, and price, these
lands are more desirablo and
t CHEAPER AS HOMES
than any offored in the former pro-Blavery regions.
SEE LIST IN GAZETTE AND DEMOCRAT.
Agent Tor Sale of Real Estate.
Lewistown, February 13, 1867
A. J. NORTH,
S. A. COYLE & CO.,
Produce & Commission Mer
15 Market Street, Philadelphia.
S. A. COYLE, sep*vem J. W. LAUGHLIN.
S. S. CAMPBELL & CO.
AND WHOLESALE DEALXBS IX
FOREIGN FRUITS, NUTS,&C.
No. 303, RACE STREET,
ALSO. *AScrACTt*IAS or ALL XIXM or
Molasses Candy and Coooanut Work.
OCBIVI'\ER A SEBEYOB.
IJ G. H. Bwinart, respectfully.in
forms the citizens of Mifflin county, that he is prepa
re! it al! timer to daaurwiyiag on short notice.
La-eds, Mortgages, Bonds, and other legal wnungz,
drawn with neatness and dispatch. Address.
G. IT. SW IGARTs
nov7-6ra McVeytown, Mifflin county, Pa.
J. IRVIN WALLIS'S
New Parlor Heater.-
WITH this Store two object* are perfectly attained,
with the least possible expense. In appearance
it is like the Parlor Gas Burner, yet BO constructed,
that you can throw nearly all the heat up stairs when
needed, or turn it down at wilH and In regard toeZoc
•my. it hasweee sefeetifitwiy tested, rockrrond that
the Russian G-if Burners produce more heat from a
given quantity of coal than any other stove in use.
Call and examine for yourseif at the Big Coffee Pot
SAVES TIME !
AND ALL GROCERS SELL IT.
It is used by cutting into small sharing? and dis
solving in hot water, then soak the clothes five to ten
minutes, and a little hand rubbing wil! make them as
clean as hours of hard machine rubbing would do,
with ordinary soap, and the most delicate fabrics re
ceive no injury. We can reter to thousands of fami
lies who are using it, and who could not be persuaded
to do without
DOBBINS' ELECTRIC SOAP.
Soid by all leading grocers throughout the State.
Manufactured onir by
DOBBINS & LOVE,
107 Sonth Fifth Street,
Dobbins' Electrio Soap is for sale by
F. J. Hoffman and D. Grove.
WOITLD respectfully inform the citizens of Lewis
town and surrounding country that he nas opened
to which he invites the attention of the public. Tbo
Stock is large and consists of all kinds of
such as Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Molasses, Syrup, 4c., 4c.
Coarse $ Fine Salt.
-Old Meat, Fish, Coal Oil, 40. Spices—Butchers' Pep-
Ser. Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves, Nutmegs, Ginger,
lace, Ac., 4c.
Dried & Canned Fruits,
Cranberries, Bake Raisins, Figs, Citron, Apples, Cider,
cider Vinegar, &c., Ac.
Peanuts, Walnuts, Chestnuts, Filberts, Almonds, 4c.
Candies of all kinds, French and Common, Sugar
Toys of all kinds, fresh and fine, very cheap.
Toys for the Holidays,
Tin, Wooden and China. Fancy Boxes and Baskets
for Holiday present-. Dolls ot all kinds, large and
small, very cheap. Portmanteaus, large and small to
suit ail who need them. A large assortment of
Hair Oils, &o.
CHEWING & SMOKING TOBACCO,
always on hand. Plenty of
The best Baltimore Oysters can be had fresh at
Grove's, very cheap.
Give him a call and 9ave money, as he will sell cheap
N.B.—All kinds of country produce taken in ex
change for goods. decl#