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PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL R. It.
On and after Idonday, Nov. lath, 1869, trains
Will leave the Penn's. Railroad Depot, at Lan
caster, as follows:
WESTWARD. 1 EASTWARD.
Pittsburg Ex. 12:51 a.m. Cinein. Ex.....12:15 a. m.
Pacitt0..........2:40 " Phila. Express 3:40 "
Emigrant Tr. 4.28 " Fast Line 6:42 "
Mail 11:13 " Lane. Train .....9:30 "
Mail No. 2, via Columbia Ac.:
C01umbia.....11:15 " (arrive) 1•25 p. m.
Fast Line.— 2:35 p.m. Pacific Express
Columbia Ac... 2:45 ' (1eave)......._ 1:35 "
Harriet)* Ac. 5:54 " Southern Ex
Lane. Train.. 7:34 " (leave)
Cincin. Ex....10:50 " Harrisb , g AO
(leave)..: ..... 5:54 "
MONDAY, NOV. A lig9
Great Trunk Line fromthe North and North-
Iced far Philadelphia, New York, Read
ing, Pottstille, Tamaqua, Ashland, Sha
mokin, Lebanon, Allentoum, Easton , Eph
rata, Litiz, Lancaster, Columbia, tee.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York as fol
lows : At 2.80, 5.35, and 8.10 a. m., and 1230 noon,
and 2.55 ant.. 11.00 p. m., connecting with similar
trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad.and arriv•
lag at New York at 10.15 a. m., 12.06 n00n,3.35,
6.35 and 10.00 p. m., and 8.00 a. in. respectively.
Sleeping Cars accompany the 2.30 and. 6.35 a.m.,
and 12.20 noon trains without change.
Leave Harrisburg for Reading. Pottsville,
Tamaqua, Mimersville, Ashland. Shamokin,
Pine Grove. Allentown and Philadelphia, at
8.10 a. 2.55 and 4.10 p. the 2.55 train stop
ping at Lebanon only; the 4.10 p. in. train stop
ping at all Stations, and making connections
for - Philadelphia, Pottsville, Columbia, and all
immediate stations between said points only.
For Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven and Auburn °
via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad, leave
Harrisburg at 3.40 p. in.
Returning: Leave New York at 900 a. m.,12.00
noon, 6.00 and 8.00 p. Philadelphia at 8.16 a.
in. and 3.30 p. In.; sleeping cars accompany , the
9.00 a. in., 5.00 and 8.00 p. in. trains e from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.30 a. m., connecting with similar train on East
Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at
6.35 p. tn., stopping at all stations; leave Potts
ville at 5.40 1 900 a. in., and 3.05 p. in.; Herndon at
9.30 a. m., Shamokin at 6.40 and 10.40 a.m.; Ash
land at 7.05 a. in. and 12.30 noon, Tamaqua at
8.33 a. in.: and 2.20 p. ut., for Philadelphia and
Leave Pottsville. via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 8.16 a. m. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a. in. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Pottsville at 5.40 a. in., passes Reading at 7:30 a.
in., arriving at Philadelphia at 10.9/3 a. m., return
ing leaves Philadelphia at 4:15 p. m., passing
Reading at 7.40 p. m., arriving at Pottsville at
9.30 p. m.
Pottstown Accommodation Train: Leaves
Pottstown at 6.45 a. in.; returning, leaves Phila.
de!pltia at 4.00 p. m.
Columbia Railroad Trains leave Reading at
7.15 a. in. and 6.15 p. in. for Ephrata, Litiz, Lan
caster, Columbia, ac.
Perkiomen Railroad Trains leave Perklomen
Junction at 9.00 a. tn. 3.101111 d 5.30 p, m.; return
tag, leave Schwenkville at 6.10, 8.12 a. m. and
12.45 noon, connecting with similar trains on
Colebrookdale Railroad trains leave Potts
town at 9.00 a. in -,and 6.20 p. in. for Mt. Pleasant.
arriving there at 10.20 a. in. and 7.20 p. tn., re
turning, leave Mt. Pleasant at 7.00 and 11.00 a.
in., connecting with similar trains on Reading
Chester Valley Railroad trains leave Bridge
port at 8.30 a. m., and 205 and 5.02 p. tn., return
ing, leave Downingtown at 6.30 a. in., 12.45 noon,
and 5.15 p. m., connecting with trainson Reading
On Sundays: Leave New York at 5.00 and 8.00
p. in., Philadelphia at 8.00 a. m. and 3.15 p.
the (1.00 a. in. train running only to Reading,)
leave Pottsville 8.00 a. m.; Harrisburg 5.36 a. in.,
4.18 and 11.00 p. m., and Reading at 12.43, mid
night, atul 7.15 a. m. for Harrisburg, at 7.20 a.m.,
and 12.55 midnight, for New York and at 9.40 a.
in. and 4.25 p. m. for Philadelphia.
Commutation, Mileage, Beason, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and from all points, at
Baggage checked through; 100 pounds allowed
IIEADINO, PA., Nov. 22, 1669, (dee3-tf
READING AND COLUMBIA R. R.
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22d, 1869,
PASSENGER TRAINS WILL RUN ON THIS
ROAD, AS FOLLOWS
Lancaster 8•15 a. m.
3.10 p. m
mbla 8.10 a. in.
Reading 7:15 a. m. Lancaster.....9:26 a. m
..... 0:15 p. in. 8 / 5 p.m
7:15 a. m. Columbia .....9:35 a. m.
0:15 p. in. I
.....8:30 p. m,
1 rains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as
above, make close connection at Reading with
Trains North and South. on Philadelphia and
Beading Railroad, and West on Lebanon Valley
Road. Train leaving Lancaster at 8:15 A. M. and
Columbia at 8:10 A. M. connects closely at Read
ing with Train for New York.
Tickets can be obtained at the Offices of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
street, New York:and Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad, 13th and Callowhill streets, Phila.
Through tickets to New York and Philadel
phia sold at all the Principal Stations, and Bag
gage Checked Through.
AR - Mileage Ticket Books for 500 or 1000 miles,
Season and Excursion Tickets, to and from all
points, at reduced rates.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which is 10 minutes faster than
Pennsylvania 'Railroad Time.
nov2o-09-If] GEO. F. GAGE, Su - .
Reading .....10:30 a. m
" 6:30 p. m
10:30 a. m
AWIIII6 June Wth, ISM.
EDITORS EXPRESS: L Dr o . W 18Tm2. M. WhitA3side, th e
enterprising Dentist, has purchased from me a
large stook of teeth and all the fixtures, the in
struments formerly belonging to me, and also
those used by my father, Dr. Parry, in 1118 Prac ,
tioe. In the purchase, the doctor has provided
himself with some of the most valuable and ex
pensive instruments used in dental practice,
and has beyond' doubt one of the beet and lar
gest collections of teeth and instruments in the
State. Persons visiting the commodious offices
of Dr. Whiteside, cannot fail to be fully accom
modated. The Dootor loses no opportunity of
furnishing himself with every Tate scientific
improvement In his line of business.
H. B. PARRY.
W . M. IVHITESIDE,
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE,
EAST KING STREET,
st2st door to the Court House, over leahnes
tock's Dry Goods Store,
Rah Extracted without pain by the use of
(Nitrous Oxide) Gas.
Hats, Caps, Furs, &c.
SMITH & AMER,
EAST KING ST., LANCASTER, PA.,
ALL KINDS OP
HATS AND CAPS.
gyp- I 1 orders promptly attended to.
angl3-Iyl CHAS. H. AMER.
SHULTZ & BROTHER,
NO. 20 NORTH QUEEN STREET
Latest style Fall and Winter HATS and CAPS
LADIES' FANCY FURS,
We are now opening the largest and most
complete assortment of Ladies' and Children's
FANCY FURS ever offered in this market, at
very low prices.
ROBES! ROBES!! ROBES!!!
Buffalo Robes, tined and unlined; Hudson Bay
Wolf, Prairie Wolf, Fox, Coon, &e.
Of all qualities t to which we would particularly
invite the attention of all persons in want oi
articles in that line.
GLOVES, GAUNTLETS and MITTS
KID, /ix., &c
Ladies' Fine Fur Trimmed Gloves, Gauntlets
Mitts and Hoods.
PULSE WARMERS and EAR MITTS
H ERRING'S CHAMPION SAFES
PHILADELPHIA, sept. 1, 1869.
MESSIV. CARREL, HERRING, & CO., 629 Chest
GENTLEMEN : We have just examined, with
the very greatest satisfaction, our Safe, pur
chased of you some years ago, and which pass
ed through our destructive fire last night.
We find the contents, without exception, en
tirely unharmed, merely slightly damp, and we
feel now in a condition to commence our busi
ness again, having every book perfectly safe.
We shall in a few days require a larger one,
and will call upon you.
JAMES EARLE & SONS.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27, 1889.
Messes. FARREL, HERRING ft CO.
GENTLEMEN: In the year 1868, I unfortunately
was in business in the Artisan linilding, which
was destroyed by firs the 10th of April. I
had then In use what r supposed was a Fire
proof Safe, but upon opening it I found every
thing was destroyed, and fire burning therein.
You will recollect gentlemen, there were
several of your Safes n that fire, also several in
the fire at Sixth and Commerce streets. the next
May, five weeks afterwards, all of which upon
bein opened proved they were tire-proof in
for I witnessed the opening of the moot
of them, and in every case the contents were
preserved, while Safes of other makers were
partially or entirely destroyed. lat once con
cluded to have something that I could depend
upon, and purchased one of your Safes.
- The Safe I purchased of you at that time was
subjected to a white heat (which was witnessed
by several gentlemen that reside in the neigh
borhood) at the destruction of my Marble Paper
Factory, 921 Wallace street, on the afternoon
and evening of the 24th inst. After digging the
Safe from the ruins, and opening it this morn
ing, I was much pleased to find everything, con
sisting of books,_ papers, money and silverware
all right. I shall want another of your Safes as
soon as I can get a place to continue my busi
ness in. I could not rest contented with any
other make of Safes.
Marble Paper Manufacturer.
G. A. NICOLLS,
HERRING'S PATENT CHAMPION SAFES,
the most reliable protection from tire now
known. HERRING'S NEW PATENT BANK
ERS' SAFES, combining hardened steel and
iron, with the Patent Franklinite, or SPIEGEL
EISEN, furnish a resistant against boring and
cutting tools toau extent heretofore unknown.
FARREL, lIKRRINef, & CO., PHILADELPHIA.
HERRING, }ARBEL & SHERMAN, NO. 2M
octB-Iy*l NEW ORLEANS.
AUG. REINOEHL. JAG. REINOEHL, JR.
A &J. REINOEHL,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS
COPAL, WHITE, COFFIN, BLACK AND
TURPENTINE, &c., Lc.
NO. 109 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
(In the Keystone Bdilding,)
Also, Mahogany Boards, Veneers and
Mouldings of diflbrent sizes and pat
terns. All kinds of 'Turning, such
as Bed Posts, Table Legs,
Spokes, Hubs, Felloes,
right, let us strive on to finish the work
we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to
to see t
Manufacturers and Dealers in
in all qualities and color,'.
BLANKETS AND LAP RUGS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
TILE BURNING OF EARLES'
BROADWAY, COB. MURRAY ST.,
HERRING & CO., CHICAGO
HERRING, FARREL & SHERMAN,
Also, AXLES, SPRINGS, &c. [jail 8-Iyr
LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1870.
THE BEST AND CHEAPEST PLACE
To get all kinds of
JOB PRINTING DONE,
IS AT THE
FATHER ABRAHAM OFFICE,
SOUTH. QUEEN STREET,
Two Doors North of Express Mee
ALL IN WANT OF
Will find it to their interest to give us a call
RAUCH & COCHRAN,
NEWSPAPER, ROOK AND .JOB PRINTERS,
Furnishing Goods, ttc.
4 BEST KID GLOVES.
-,--, ---,----- H. M. LECHLER,
..„- - 1 , , hy f 4,-_ Matrzt r a s r i e n ts and
il l ' ' \‘ ‘. 7,7 Fine Whit e
• r _.*
0--, 1 - tli COLLARS,
I . ,_
t. - CUFFS,
, .., Patent Spring
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--=--_,_- _.-- ___;-._ OVER GAITERS,
NECK TIES, BOWS, REGALIA,
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS
SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER. Formula of Man
agement and list of prices sent on application.
(A PERFECT FIT WARRANTED.)
A fine assortment of
LADIES MERINO VEST,
NO. 3 EAST KING STREET,
1. thST-CLASS GOODS ONLY
UNDERCLOTHING, STOCKINGS, GLOVES,
COLLARS, CUFFS, SLEEVE BUTTONS,
b.ll. lileat , a ware generally, at
0.415 NORTH QUEEN ST., Lancaster
Ant veer ous grosser shtook goods—suttable
Nor grishdogs, Nei•Yohrs un onuery Presents—
Hole-Dicher, %lump-Dinner, Collars, Hem
nrmel Wimp, gishtickW Hemmer - fronts Pocket
Bicker, Perfumery, Hohr-oZEhI, Cigar Lass, nn
canary fancy articles ons
E. J. ERISMAN'S,
41X North Queen Street, Lancaster.
(Orn sign furn gross Shtreatlch Horn.) [no2o-ly
TT. S. HOTEL,
OPPOSITE PENNA. IL R. DEPOT,
W. H. EMMINGER & CO.,
CLUNG TO THOSE WHO CLING TO YOU
There are many friends of summer,
Who are kind while flowers bloom,
But when winter chills the blossoms,
They depart with the perfume ;
On the broad highway of action
Friends of worth are far and few ;
So when one has proved his friendship,
Cling to him who clings to you.
Do not harshlyjudge your neighbor,
Do not deem his life untrue,
If he makes h 0 great pretensions,
Deeds are great though words are few ;
Those who stand amid the tempest,
Firm as when the skies are blue,
Will be friends while life endureth,
Cling to those who cling to you.
When you see a worthy brother
Buffeting the stormy main,
Lend a helping hand fraternal,
Till he reach the shore again ;
Don't desert the old and tried friend,
When misfortune comes in view,
For then be needs friendship's comforts,
Cling to those who cling to you.
Hl OPPOSITE NEIGHBOR.
The spring was just coming in, when the
house opposite, which had been vacant all
winter, found a tenant. The house was
not exactly opposite, however, for it stood
on a side street, and fronted, therefore, at
right angles to my boarding-house. But
the " second story back," which I occupi
ed, overlooked its garden, and that is the
main point in my story. I say "garden"
advisedly, for, unlike most city houses,
the house opposite had a deep yard behind
it, part of which was shut oft by a trellis
work, and was full of flower-beds; and the
first knowledge that the house was occu
pied at last, was the sight of a young lady,
a very vision of beauty, who appeared, one
morning, in a charming, )et simple cos
tume, rake in hand, to attend to these very
I had always been passionately fund of
flowers. I watched her, accordingly, with
deep interest as, day by day, she directed
a neighboring florist where io eot out now
plants. Afterward, she herself attended
to the garden, watering flowers, night and
morning, hoeing the earth when necessa
ry, and carefully clipping off the dead
She would have been beautiful in any
dress, but in this pretty garden-costume
she looked divine. Graceful and tall, wo
manly in all her movements, I had never
seen her equal. At the end of a week, I
thought of nothing but my opposite neigh
bor. At the end of a fortnight I was
hopelessly in love.
Sometimes, the notes of a piano vfelM
heard from within the opposite lion* ;
and then a voice rang out, so elastic,so
sympathetic, so thoroughly cultivated,
that I was ravished. Now the songs were
gay ; now they were sad ; but always the
voice was superb, the execution perfect.
Several times an elderly gentleman came
out into the garden : her father, no doubt.
I had often passed the house, but no
name was on the door ; so I did not, as
yet, even know who my opposite neighbor
was. I did not like to make inquiries.
But, at last, Mrs. Day, my landlady, said,
one day, at the table, incidentally, that
the name of the people who had taken the
opposite house was Vaiden, and that the
young lady was the wife of' the elderly
You could .have knocked me down with
a feather when I heard this iptelligenee.
But I rallied, after awhile,'Wnd asked,
boldly, if Mrs. Day was certain. " There
is such a disparity in their ages," I said,
"it seems impossible." But she answer
ed very positively, as landladies do, "that
she had it from the best authority."
My dream was broken. Once or twice
afterward, I saw my opposite neighbor at
her gardening ; but I always left my win
dow when she came out ; and in a fort
night went out West, more to cure myself
of this hopeless fancy, than because I had
anything to do in Chicago. When I came
back, in the fall, the opposite house was
closed, and my neighbor gone.
That very afternoon, walking down
Broadway, I met an old college chum,
Tom Birdsell. " Why, bless me !" he
cried, "we haven't met for years. I'm
just going to Delmonico's to dine. Join
me, and we'll talk of old times, unless
you're married, and must go home to din
ner. Not married, eh ?" he added, gayly .
" Lucky fellow ! I'm not exactly married,
but I'm engaged , e , and I want to make the
most of my liberty. So come along."
Alice is a charming girl," he said,
getting confidential as the dinner pro
gresged. " I'm going there this evening,
and, by-the-by, why won't you come, too,
and give me your opinion of her ? Lots
of money, I can tell you. It's rather a
a romantic story : my engagement to her,
I mean. Her father was an old chum of
my father, just as you and i are, but they
hadn't met for years. In fact, Alice's
papa had lived at the West, and only
came here last spring, when he rented a
house for six months, till he could look
around and buy one for himself. The two
old fellows ran against each other acci
dentally in the street, were frightfully
glad, insisted on Alice and I meeting, and
finally, planned a match between us. My
charmer was a little distant, at first ; but
she's coming round now ; and though the
wedding-day isn't fixed, the marriaae is
to come oil; the old folks say, some time
“ Aud do you love her ?”
" Oh ! enough for all practical purposes.
She's lady-like, and cultivated, and pretty,
him who shall have bo
Pidow and his orphan, to do all which may
and cherish a just and a lasting peace
)urselyet and with all nations."-4. Z.
and all that, and has lots of tin. It would
be a pity to disappoint the old people,
" But you haven't told me her name ?"
" Alice Vaiden. But, bless me, old fel
low' what's the matter 'it,'
Nothing, or only a sudden cramp."
I forgot to show you her picture," he
said. " Here it is, a very good one, too,
though I must say it flatters her slightly:
all porcelain pictures do."
I knew before I took . the miniature in
my hand that it was my opposite neigh
bor's. And I had thought her married—
oh, how blind ! I tured aside, as if to
throw the light more directly upon the
picture ; no one must see me while I look
ed upon her. How I had loved her I
never knew till now.
It was she, looking upon me with calm,
soft eyes—eyes that might have been my
Well, it's seven o'clock, and I am to
be there at eight. It is pretty far up, and
we had better be going. No excuses.
Come along," he said, as I drew back.
I allowed myself to be led away.
We reached the place, an elegant man
sion, and were ushered into the dmWing-
" I'm very glad to meet
,you, my dear,
young friend," said Mr. aiden, on my
being introduced to him. " I like your
face, sir ; and, by-the-way, it looks famil
iar. Still, I never heard your name be
fore, I think."
Alice soon made her appearance. State
ly and star-like she glided in, greeting her
betrothed with a careless grace, that seem
ed more like friendship than love.
I was introduced. As she gave me her
band a crimson flush shot over her face.
"I thought you were alone," she said,
turning to Toni ; " but your friend is very
Tom was evidently very proud of her.
Ile was himself handsome, but superficial
and selfish. I felt that, though she might
admire him for a time, such a woman as
Alice Vaiden could never be happy as his
" Hal, you are so fond of music, you
must hear Miss Alice sing," Tom said,
He led her to the piano, and motioning
me to a seat near her, returned to resume
his conversation with Mr. Vaiden.
"Sing wlostcrei you like -treat pleausc,"
I said, as she turned to ask me as to my
favorite. "My sister used to sing to me
before she was married ; but of late I
know but little of home, or home songs."
Softly she swept her white fingers over
the keys, and then broke into a song full
"1 have heard you sing it before, Miss
Valden," I said, quite forgetting myself,
when she stopped.
Ah !" she said ; and again her face
" This is not the first time," I went on,
" I have seem you, though you do not re
member me. The house you occupied,
last spring, Who opposite my boarding:-
place. I remember your face well, and
your songs cheered many a lonely evening
" I have seen you at your window,"
she replied, half shyly, in a soft, low voice,
that made the blood qucken in my pulses,
though why, I could hardly tell.
"Sing something more, please," I said,
She chose a simple ballad, a sad one,
and her voice seemed like the wail of a
broken heart. When she had finished,
she suddenly rose, and said,
" Are you fond of flowers ? We have
some very fine ones in bloom now. Tom,"
she added, won't you come into the con
Tom rose, giving her his arm as he did
a'. Mr. Vaiden and I followed.
" Alice, dear," said Toni, with an un
called for show of affection, " give me a
flower. A rose, say : I like roses best."
Alice broke some rose4prays hastily,
and presented them to hifki. " You will
not forget my friend ?" he said, patroniz
She paused by a camelia, which was
crowned with rich, white blossoms, and
plucking one just opened, she timidly
placed it in my hand.
I understood her. She saw my love for
her, and pitied me. I could not look up when
I thanked her. Oh could she but know
what I knew—that the love I would give
all I possessed to win was held so cheap
" I am almost afraid I have ()trended
papa Vaiden," said Tom, after we left.
"The old idiot has gone to dabbling in
stocks, and it's plain to be seen that he
isn't inside the ring. It won't take very
long for him to lose all he has. But
say no more on the subject. Are you go
ing there on Tuesday night ?"
" They asked me, but I have not yet
'• Go, by all means," he answered, care
lessly. " They seem to like you ; and old
Vaiden doesn't take to every one."
Tuesday evening found me at Mr. Vaid
en's. I had determined not to go ; but I
could not stay away. It was not a party,
only an informal gathering, with music,
dancing, and cheerful talk.
It was exquisite pleasure to be near
Alice, although I knew that she was lost
to me, and that I must crush out the love
I felt for her.
" Come and see us often," said Mr.
Vaiden, as I was leaving ; " come at any
and all times."
But I hesitated. I had noticed that
Alice had shunned me all the evening,
nor did she now join in this invitation. I
stammered something, and left, resolving
never to enter the house again. Tom was
my friend ; at least, I owed my introduc
tion to him ; and I would not be a traitor
to him, even if I could. Never to see
Alice again was the honorable course.
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Ten lines of Nonpareil constitute a Square
1 week.... • 754 14052 10 $ 3 58$ 00
2 weeks... 1 201 1 801 270 4 50, 800
3 weeks... I 150 ! 990 , 880' 00; 10 00
1 month...! 1 75, 00: 890 700. 19 00
2 months.. 275 4 091 800 10 001 20 00
8 months.. 400 600 9 01Z 15 00, 80 00 ,
6 months.. 700 11 00 16 58 25 00 40 00
1 year 12 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 60 001
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first insertion, and Seven cents a line for each
REAL ESTATE advertisements, Ten cents a
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WALL KINDS or JOB PRINTING executed
with neatness and despatch. ,
Three days after I met' Tom on the
" Well, old Vaiden has done it at last!"
he said, stopping me. " Lost every cent,
just as I knew he would ! That sudden
tumble in stocks yesterday did it.".
"And Alice ?" I cried, breathlessly.
" Oh ! Alice has just written me a note.
asking to he released from the engage
ment, ou account of her father's failure.
Which I did, of course." he continued,
with a laugh.
" The heartless scoundrel !" I mutter
ed between my teeth, as I turned on my
heel and abruptly left him.
An hour afterward, I was at Mr. Vaid
en's. The old gentleman clasped my hand
"My dear boy, do you know—" he
" I know all," I cried, interrupting him;
" and I came to see if I could help you."
" No, I have something left; and even
if I had not, I am not so old but I could
work for Alice."
" And Alice, Miss Vaiden, how does
she bear it ?" I stammered.
"Like a heroine. But she has had
more than this to bear —"
" I know it. The villain ! May I—l
wonder—would it be asking too much," I
blurted out, desperately, "if I might see
"Of course, my dear boy," he said, but
with some surprise. " She is in the con
I flew to her side. She was sitting,
listlessly dipping the fingers of one hand
in the water of the fountain, while she
leaned her head pensively on the other.
At the sound of footsteps she looked up,
and rose in confusion, crimsoning all over
flice and neck.
" Alice, darling !" I cried, excitedly.
" You are free now, and I can speak. 1
do not dare to hope. But I love you!
Oh ! give me but a chance to show that 1,
at least am honest and true ! Ever since
I used to see you gardening, ever since I
heard you sing, last spring, I have loved
She had sunk, bre.ithless, into her seat
again. Her bosom was heaving convul
sively. Her face, one moment was pale,
and then was dyed with blushes. All at
once a great hope leaped up in my heart,
and I stopped in my passionate, almost
" Can it be ?" I said, seizing her hand.
and speaking in a whisper. " Oh, Alice!
do not play with me. Is it possible you
may learn to love me ?"
She returned the pressure of my hand,
ever so faintly, and murmured, as her
head fell on my arm,
"I'm afraid I have learned it already."
And then I heard, in broken sentences,
in answer to my eager questions, that she
had long loved me ; but that when she
found out the truth, she was engaged to
another, and honor kept her silent, as it
had kept me.—Pcterso'n's Magazine, foi.
JOSH BILLINGS AS A PHILOSOPHER.
There seems to be four styles of minds:
Ist, them who know it's so!
2d, them who know it a'nt so!
3d, them who split the difference and
guess at it! r .
4th, them who don't care which way
There is but few men who hez charac
ter enuff to lead a life of idleness.
True love is spelt just the same is Choc
taw as it is in English.
Those who retire from the world on ac
count of its sins and peskiness must not
forget that they have yet to keep company
with a person who wants just as much
watching as anybody else.
Necessity begot invention, invention be
got convenience, convenience begot plittia
ure, pleasure begot luxury, luxury begot
riot and disease, riot and disease between
them, begot poverty, and poverty begot
necessity again—and this is a revolution
of man, and is about all he can brag on.
Most people decline to learn only by
their own experience. And I guess they
are more than half right, for I do not
spose a man can get a perfect idea of mo
lasses by letting another fellow taste it for
An individual, to be a tine gentleman,
has either got to be born so. or to be
brought up so from infancy; he can't
learn it sudden, any more than he can
learn to talk injun correctly by practisen
on a tomahawk.
I wonder if there was ever an old maid
who ever heard of a match that she was
If a man wants to get his dimensions
let him visit a graveyarrd.
The codfish is a child of the °shell. This
aekounts for their being so salt.
They are kought with a hook and line.
and bite like a steel, and hang on like a
They are good eatin for a wet day; they
are better than an umbrelly to keep a man
ihied codfish is one of the luxuries of
life; but codfish three times a day would
weaken my confidence in them.
SUNSHINE AND I;LOUDS. Ah ' thin
beautiful world! I know not what to
think of it. Sometimes it is all sunshine
and gladness, and Heaven itself lies not
far off; and then it suddenly changes, and
is dark and sorrowful, and the clouds shut
out the day. In the lives of the saddest of
us there are bright days like this, when
we feel as if we could take the world in
our arms. Then come gloomy hours,
when the tire will not burn on our hearths,
and all without and within is dismal, cold
and dark. Believe me, every heart has
its secret sorrows which the world knows
not, and sometimes we call a man cold
when he is only sad.—Lmififellow.
IN FATHER ABRAHAM.
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