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Office on Allegheny Street. Feb. 10 59
J? M. Bi7ANCHARD-^TORNEJ
Xh. -AT-LAW, BELLBONTK, RBNNA. Office
fsrmrly occupied by the Hon. James Bumside.
Jan. 19, '60.-tf.
W" W BROWN- ATTOMEY - AT '
. LAW BELLEFONTE, PENNA. Will attend to
all legal business entrusted to him, with prompt
ness. May, 5 'i>9.
TAS. H. RAXKIN^ATTOKNEY.AT--
tl LAW, BELLEFONTE..PA. wit attend prompt
ly fi> eh legal business entrusted to him. Office
next door to the Post Office. [SjpL 20, '6O, tf
EJ. HOCKMAN, SURVEYOR AND
, CONVEYANCER, BELLEFONTE, PA., will
attend to and correctly execute all businesi en
trusted te him. [June 14,—'60, —tf.
CrCU. L. POTTER. M. D.
OFFICE on High street, (oldoffice.) Bellefonte
Pa. Will attend to professional calls as
heretofore, and respectfully offers his professional
Mrvices his friends and the public. 0ct.26'58
£ A. FAIRLAHB, M. D. JAS. A. DOBBINS, M. D
DR. FAIRLAAIB has associated with him DR
J. H. DOBBIN IS , in the practice of medicine
Affice as heretofore on Bishop street, opposite the
Temperance Hotel. March 19,57.
R. JAS. P. GREGG, respectfully offer
his professional services to tho people o
Milesburg and vicinity. Residence, Daniel R
Boileau'g National Hotel.
Refer to Dr. J. M. McCoy, Dr. G. L. Potter, Dr.
f. B. Mitchell. [Nov. S, IB6o.—tf.
WM, REIBEU, SURGEON AND
vv PHYSICIAN, having permanently located
offers his Professional services to the citizens of
PiDO Grove Mills and vicinity, and respectfully
•elicits a liberad portion of the public patronage.
[Feb. 16, '6o.—ly.
tfA J* J* LOGLE, Operative
and Mechanical Dentist, will prao-
M.LIZ"TTTr tice all the various branches of his
profession in the most approved manner. Office
cod residence on Spring St.Bellefonie Pa.
[Mar. E. '6O. tf.
V F RTTVDLIE. ATTORNEY-AT
J LAW, BELLEFONTE PA. IV ill atttend to all
business entrusted to him with care and prompt
ness. Refer to Gov. Pollock, Milton Pa. and
Hen. At G. Curtin, Bellefonte Pa. Office with
fohn H. Stover J AN - 5 > '6O
- MUFFLI • AGENT FOE TH
WEST BRANCH INSURANCE COMPANY. Per
•ens wishing to secure themselves from losses by
fire, will do well to call upon him at the store of J.
&. Muffly A Co., N. E. corner of the Diamond,
fiiree doors above Allegheny strceb Bellefonte,
Oratre eo , Pa. Mar * 15 ' ' 60 * lv *
W. WHITE, DENTIST, has per
v manently located in Boalsbnrg, Centre
County Pa. Office on main st., next door to the
•tore of Johnston A Keller, where he purposes
practising his profession in the most scientific
Banner and attnolerate charges. ma' .
A" O. FUR ST, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
• BELLEFONTE, PA., will attend promptly to
all business entrusted to his care. Office on
Horthwest corner of the Diamond.
Will practice in the several Courts of Centrg
end Clinton counties. Jan. 24,'61 -tf.
n MiTrqgr.r. CYRUS T. ALBXANDE
MITCHELL & ALEXANDER.
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE PFNNA.
Baving associated themselves in the practice
tf law, will a>ten I promptly to all business en-
Wupted to their care
OSoe in the *—".de. [No~f 1, '6O. —tf.
DEEDS BONDS, MORTGAGES, AND AR
TICLES OF AGREEMENT neatly and cor
lectly exeoated. Also, attention will be given to
fee adjustment of Book Accounts, and accounts
t Adminstratior s and Executors prepared for filing,
efice next door to the Post Office.
Oct., 19th, '6B, WM. J. KEALSH.
JOHN H. STOVER
Jk TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
jF\_ BELLEFONTE, PA., will practice his pro
fession in the several courts of Centre county. —
All business entrusted to him will be carefully at
tended to. Collections made and all monies
promptly remitted. Office, on High st. formerly
epeuped by Judge Bumside, and D. C. Boat, Esq.
wherehe can he consulted both in the English and
fnthe german language. May 6,'58 —22 ly.
•AT. MACMANUS. W. P. MACMANU
J: & WM. P. IHACMANUS.
A TTORNEY'S- AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA.,
A Office in the rooms formerly occupied by
Linn A Wilson, Allegheny street. Jas. Macman
us has associated with W. P. Macmanus, Esq., in
the practice of law. Professional business intrus
•edt o their care will receive prompt attention.
Whey will attehd the several Courts in the Coun
■fies of Centre, Clinton and Clearfield.
Jane 21, '6O, tf.
TJALE & HOY. ATTORNEYS-AT-
Xi LAW, will attend pro nptly to all business
entru stedto their care. Office in the building
fermerly occupied by Hon, Jas. T. Hale.
Messrs. Hale A Hoy will attend to my business
taring my absence in Congress, and will he as
sisted by me in the trial of all causes entrustedto
them. J. T. HALE. jans'lß6o
CURTIN & BLANCHARD.
A TTORNEY'B-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE,PENNA
The undersigned having associated them
selves in the practise of Law, will faithfully at
tend to all professional business entrusted to them
in Centre, Clintion and Clearfield counties. All
collections placed in their hands, will receive
their promt attention. Office in Blanchard's new
building on Allegheny street.
Nov. 30 'SB CURTIN A BLANC HARD.
nJtJTJKIJVG HOUSE OF
WM. F.. REYNOLDS & CO.
BELLEFONTE, CENTRE CO., PENN'A.
Bills of Exchange and Notes discounted ; Collec
tions made and Funds promptly remitted. Inter
est paid on Special Deposits, Exchange on the
Hasten cities constantly on hand and for sale.
Deposits received. April 7 'SB
WM. HARDJNG, FASHIONABLE BARBER AND
HAIR DRESSER, BELLEFONTE, PA., Has
opened a Barker Shop one door above the Frank
lin House, where he can be found at all times. —
Good Razors, keen and sharp, kept constantly on
hand. Hair Dressing, Shampooning, Ac., atten
ded to in the most workman like manner. He
hopes by strict attention to business to rcfceive a
liberal share of public patronage.
The New Cabinet.
The new Cabinet, appointed by President
Lincoln and confirmed by the Senate, seems
to give general satisfaction. The gentlemen
composing it are all men of distinguished
ability, undoubted patriotism, sterling integ
rity, and well fitted for the respective posi
tions to which they have been called. We
subjoin brref sketches of the lives and public
services of the President's assistants in the
administration of public affairs, which will
be read with more than ordinary interest at
WH. H. SEWARD, SECRETARY OF STATE.
Mr. Seward was born in Orange county,
in thß State of New York, on the 16th of
May, 1301. He was educated at Union Col
lege, in that State, and took the degree of
Bachelor of Arts in 1820, and ol Master ot
Arts in 1824. At the age of twenty-one he
established himself at Auburn in the profes
sion of the law, and saon acquired a lucra
tive and expending practice. Early in his
public and professional life he trayeled in
the Southern slave States, and is supposed
to have formed at that time the opinions and
principles hostile to slavery to which he has
since given expression. To a greater degree
than is known of any other American states
man—Mr. Sumner, perhaps, excepted—the
object of his life seems to have been to coun
teract the extension of slavery. Upon other
questions Mr. Seward's policy may be de
scribed as humanitarian. He is in favor of
the education of the people, of the ameliora
tion of the laws and of the development of
the material resources of the United States.
In these respects he has ever been among the
foremost of American Statesmen, and may
justly claim the praise bestowed upon him
by his friends, and scarcely denied by his
opponents, of being "the beßt and clearest
head in America." In 1830 he had acquired
such influence and character that he was
elected a member of the Senate of the State
of New York, then the highest judiciai tri
bunal of the State, as well as a legislative
body. In 1834, at the close of his term of
four years, he was nominated a candidate
for the Governorship of the State of New
York, in opposition to Mr. William L. Mar
cy, the then Governor, and, later, the distin
guished Secretary of State of the United
States. On this occasion Mr. Seward was
defeated by a majority of 10,000. In 1839,
his party becoming bolder and stror ger, he
was triumphantly elected, in opposition to
Mr. Marcy, the majority being greater than
his previous minority. Without having pas
Bed through the lower stratum of the House
of Representatives, he was in 1849 elected to
the Senate of the United States for six years.
He gave so much satisfaction that he was
B. F. CHASE, SECRETARY OF TREASURY,
Salmon Portland Chase was born at Cor
nish, N. 11., on the opposite bank of the Con
necticut river from Windsor, Vt., in the year
1808. When nine years of age his father
died, and three years after this bereavement,
in 1820, youDg Chase was found at the Sem
inary in Wortbingtoß, Ohio, then conducted
by the venerable Bishop Pilander Chase, his
UDcle. Here he remained until Bishop Chase
accej ted the presidency of Cincinnati Col
lege, entering which, our student soon be
came a chief among his peers. After a years
residence at Cincinnati, he returned to bis
maternal home in New Hampshire, and
shortly after resumed his studies in Dart
nfoutii College, Hanover, where he graduated
in 1826. lie shortlv after commenced the
study of law in the city of Washington, un
der the guidance of the celebrated William
Wirt, then Attorney General of the United
States. He sustained himself during the
years of his professional studies by impart
ing instruction to a select school for boys,
composed in part of the sons of the most dis
tinguished men of the nation. He was ad
mitted to the bar at Washington in 1829,
entered upon the practice of bis profession,
in which he soon rose to eminence, and in
which he waß distinguished for industry and
patient investigation. Ho was subsequently
elected a member of the United States Sen
ate, and upon the expiration of his Senatori
al term, he was put in nomination for Gov
ernor of Ohio, and elected. He was again
put in nomination for Governor, and was
again elected to that position.
SIMON CAMERON, SECRETARY OF WAR.
Gen, Simon Cameron was born in Lancas
ter county, Pennsylvania. Reverses and
misfortunes in his father's family cast him
very early in life on the world to shape and
carve out his own fortune. After having re
moved to Sunbury, in Northumberland coun
ty, his father died, while Simon was yet a
boy. In 1817 he came to Harrisburg and
bound himself as an apprentice to the prin
ting business to James Psacock, who ie still
a resident of Harrisburg, and one of its most
worthy and respected citizens. During this
time he won the regard and esteem ef Mr.
Peacock and all his fellow workmen by his
correct deportment, his industry, intelli
gence, and faithfulness. His days were de
voted to labor and his nights to study. Hav
ing completed his app-eniicoship, he went to
Washington city, and was employed as a
["WE STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE---NO EARTHLY POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, MAR. 21, 1861.
journeyman printer. In 1824, though scarce
ly of competent age, he had attained such a
posicion and influence that his party —then
in the ascendency in the Congressional dis
trict—proposed to nominate him for Cong
ress, an honor which he promptly declined
as interfering with the enterprise in which
be was then engaged. lie was appointed
Adjutant General of the State in 1828, an
office which he filled creditably and accepta
blv during GOT. Sbultz's term and in 1831,
unsolicited, he was appointed by General
Jackson as a visitor to West Point, a compli
ment, at that time tendered only to the most
prominent oitizens. To no single man with
in her borders is Pennsylvania more indebt
ed for her great system of public improve
ment and public instruction. Nor did he
hesitate to invest his own means, when pros
perity and fortune dawned upon him, in en
terprises of great public importance. In
1834 he originated and carried to successful
completion the Ilarrisburg, Mount Joy and
Lancaster Railroad, surmounting difficulties
and prejudices which would have appalled
and paralyzed a man of ordinary energy and
determination. In 1838 he was nominated
for Congress, but declined. lie was enga°
ged in public enterprises from which he
would not permit himself to be drawn aside
by any consideration of office or pergonal el
evation. In 1851 he was mainly instrumen
tal in the formation of the Susquehanna
Railroad Company, now consolidated with
the Northern Central Railway, by which the
upper valleys of the Susquehanna are con
nected with the capital of the State. There
was still another link wanting to form a di
rect and continuous railroad to New York
city, the great commercial metropolis of the
Union, General Cameron's practical mind
soon suggegted the mode and manner of sup
plying this want; and the Lebanon Valley
Railroad Company was organized, and that
road built, and now consolidated with the
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, In J832
General Cameron was elected cashier of the
Middletown Bank—a position which he held
for twenty-seven consecutive years. So that
about the vear 1854, he was at the same time
president of the Lebanon Valhey Railroad
Company, president of the Commonwealth
ltiEurance Company, and cashier of the Mid
dletown Bank, besides being director and
manager in several other institutions, and
having a large private business of his own
to manage and superintend. Yet, notwith
standing the vast labor and responsibility of
these positions, he performed the duties of
them all satisfactorily and successfully.
MONTGOMERY BLAIR, IOSTMASTER GENERAL.
The State of Maryland will be represented
in the L'ncoln Cabinet by Judge Montgom
ery Blair, wLo resided at Montgomery Cas
tle, Dear Silver Spring, Montgomery county,
Md. Judge Biair is the son of Francis P.
Blair, well knowD in General Jacksons time.
He graduated at West Point, went to the
State of Missouri, practiced law in St. Louis,
was made Judge, and was appointed by Pies
ident P.erce one of the Judges of the Court
of Claims, from which place he was removed
bj President Buchanan. Judge Blair is now
in the prime of life and mental vigor, and
there is no man south of Pennsylvania who
is more devoted to Republicanism, or who is
more popular among the radical Republi
cans all over the north and west. lie is
son in-law of the late Hon. Levi Woodbury,
of New Hampshire, and brother of Frank P.
Blair, Jr., Congressman elect from the St.
C. B. SMITH, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. *
Mr. Smith is well known in Indiana, and
is reputed to be possessed of a vigorous in
telect, and coreiderable administrative tact
and ability. lie has been in Congress, and
was Commissioner on Mexican claims. In
regard to his political faith, it is not certain
that he baa made any decisive declaration,
but it is very generally presumed that he is
a moderate Republican.'
GIDEON WELLS, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.
Mr. Gideon Wells, of Connecticut, is the
Northern Postmaster-General. Mr. Wells
has been for upwards of thirty yearn a lead
ing politician in Connecticut, and for much
of that time has been connected, directly and
indirectly, with the public press, wielding a
partizan pen, and always exhibiting eviden
ces of unquestionable hostility to his oppo
nents, in the advocacy of his opinions, polit
ical or otherwise* He for some time held the
office of postmaster of Hartford, under Mr.
Van Buren's administration, ana left the of
fice soon after the election of Mr. Harrison,
in 1840. During a part of Mr. Polk's ad
ministration he occupied an important posi
tion in the Navy Department. Like many
other prominent Northern Democrats, Mr.
Wells disagreed with his party on the sub
ject of the repeal of the Missouri Compro
mise, which breach was still further increas
ed by the Kansas policy of the Pierce and
Buchanan Administrations. The Territori
al question being the chief one at issue, he
became identified with the Republican party
soon after its organization, and has si"ce
been one of its leaders, taking a prominent
part in its Conventions, State and National.
He was a delegate from the State at large to
| the Chicago Convention, and constituted one
1 of the Committee to Springfield with the of-
ficial notice of Mr. L'ncoln's nomination. —
He was also one cf the Presidenteal electors.
Nor was his visit to Springfield the first time
he had met that distinguished gentleman.—
While io Hartford, a year or moresinoe, they
formed a somewhat intimate acquaintance,
which resulted in the warmest mutual friend
ship and confidence ; so that Mr. Lincoln
has, in the selection, no doubt acted as much
upon his personal knowledge and estimation
of the man as upon any solicitation of prom
inent New England Republicans.
EDWARD BATES, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Edward Bates was born on the 4th of Sep
tember, 1793, on the banks of the James riv
er, in the county of Goochland, Virginia,
about thirty miles above Richmond. Ha was
the seventh son and youngest child of a fam
ily of twelve children, all of whom lived to a
mature age, of Thomas Bates and Caroline
M, Woodson. Both of his parents were de
scendants of the plain old Quaker families
which had lived lor some generations in the
lower counties of the pininsula between
James and York rivers. They were married
in the Quaker meeting,according to the forms
of that simple and virtues people, in the year
1771; but in 1781 the father lost his mem
bership in the Society of Friends by bearing
arms at the siege of Yurktown—a volunteer
private soldier under General Lafayette. In
1805, Thomas F., the father, died, leaving a
very small estate and a large family. Left
at an early age an orphan, and poor, the son
was fortunate in what was better than a pa
trimony, a heart and a will to labor diligent
ly for promotion. Besides, several of his
brothers were industrious and prosperous
mon, and treated the helpless with generous
afiection. One of them Fleming Bates, of
Northumberland, Virginia, took him into his
family as a son, and did a father's part to
him. He had not the benefit of a collegiate
education, being prevented by an accident— J
the breaking of a leg—which stopped him in
the middle of his course of study, and confin
ed him at home for nearly two years. In
childhood he was taught by the father, and
afterwards had the benefit of two years' in
structions of bis kinsiran, Benjamin Bates,
of Hanover, Virginia, most excellent man,
who, dying, left behind him none more vir
tuous and few more intelligent. In 1812,
having renounced service in the Navy, and
with no plan of life settled, his brother Fred
crick (who was Secretary of the Territory of
' Missouri from 1807 to 1820, when the State
was formed, by successive appointments un
der Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, and was
second Governor of the State, invited him to
come out to St. Louis, and follow the law,
offering to see him safely through his course
of study. He accepted the invitation and
was to have started in the Spring of 1813, but
an unlooked for event detained him for a
year. Being in his native county of Gooch
land, a sudden call for volunteers to march
to Norfolk, to repel an apprehended attack
by the British fleet, and he joined a company
in February, marched to Norfolk, and served
till October of that year, as private, corporal
and sergeant successively. The next spring
he set out for St. Lcuis, and crossed the Mis
sissippi for the first time on the 29th of April,
1814. Here he studied very diligently in the
office of Rufus Easton, a Connecticut man, a
good lawyer, regularly educated at Litch
field, and once a delegate in Congress from
Missouri Territory. lie came to the bar in
the winter of 181G 17, and practiced with
fair success as a beginner, in 1853 he was
elected judge of the Land Court of St. Louis
county, and after serving in the office about
three years he resigned, and returned again
to the practice of the law- He acted as Presi
dent of the River and Harbor Improvement
Convention which set at Chicago, and in 1852
acted as President of the Whig National Con
vention which met at Baltimore. In 1850
he was appointed by President Fillmore, and
confirmed by the Senate Secretary of War,
but declined the appointment for personal
and domestic reasons. Mr. Bates was com
plimented with the honorary degree of LL D,
in 1858, by Harvard College. Some years
before he had been honored with the game
degree by Shurtleff College, Illinois.
Many people take newspapers, but few
preserve them. The most interesting read
ing imaginable, is a file of eld newspapers.
It brings up the very age, with all its genius,
and its spirit, more than the most labored
description of the historian. Who can take
a paper, dated a half century ago, without
the thought that almost every name there
printed, is now cut upon a tombstone, at the
bead of an epitaph ? The doctor, (quack or
regular,) that there advertised his medicines,
and their cures, has followed the sable train
of his patients —the merchant, his ships—
could get no security on his life ; and the ac
tor, who could make others laugh or weep,
r can now only furnish a skull for his succes
sor in Hamlet. It is easy to preserve news- i
papers, and they repay the trouble ; for, like
that of wine, their value increases with their
- age, and old files have sometimes been sold
- at prices too startling to mention.
I ABRAHAM LINCOLN, born in Kentucky, Feb.
. 12, 1809—little or no schooling—farmer's
, boy, flat-boatman, storekeeper, surveyor
lawyer—and Whig Member of the Illinois
' Legislature and of Congress—is too well
' known to require any persoral introduction,
T HANNIBAL HAMLIN, born in Maine, Aug.
27, 1809—printer, lawyer, and farmer —was
4 years in the State Legislature, once Gov
-1 emor, twice elected Member, aud twice a
■ . Senator in Congress— also needs only Ibis
• > allusion to bis history.
LOYE AND PRIDE :
THE WHITE DOMINO.
BY MAUD IRYING.
" Are you going to the masquerade to
morrow eyening?" inquired Bell Ilarriss of
May Winters, as the two young girls sat by
the open window of the boudoir of the lat
"I do not know. I hardly like the idea
of cove'ring my face with a mask, and envel
oping my figure in anything but graceful fig.
ure of a domino, subjecting myself to the or
deal of dancing or conversing with ODe whose
features are hid from view—perhaps a per
fect stranger," replied May.
"Ob, you must attend; Mrs. Gtayhas
decorated her parlors elegantly for the occa
sion, and is determined that this shall be one
of the most brilliant affairs ever given in this
quiet little village. A number of guests from
the city are invited, among them a young
gentleman lately returned from Europe, a
Mr. Manley, and you must not fail to be
present, I think a masquerade is charming ;
the mystery that seems to hover around the
partner of the dance is s.o romantic. So ear
nest was Bell, that she did not notice how
May started, and suddenly turned pale as
she mentioned the name of Mr, Manley—it
was well she did not, and May's voice was
slightly tremulous as she replied. ,
" It may be charming to one unaocustom
ed to such affairs, but jou must remember,
dear Bell, that the winter I spent in Wash
ington led me to become disgusted with all
these frivolities of fashionable life, and it was
to escape from them that I came to pass a
year at this secluded village, hoping to find
here the quiet and rest I sought ; but it soems
the gaieties.l would have eluded, have fol
lowed me to this spot. Besides, I fear my
guardian would be displeased if I were to at
tend sueh a gathering ; be is very particular,
and eoDsiders masquerades rather too pro
miscuous a gathering for me to attend."
"Oh, he won't know it, unless you tell
him ; and if he does ho won't care, just
this once, and Mrs. Gray is so anxious to be
honored by the attendance of Miss Winters,
the heiress and Washington belle, that it
would be a shame to disappoint her. Now
do promise mo tbat you will go," aDd the im
pulsive girl threw her arms around the neck
of May Winters, and imprinted a kiss upon
her fair brow.
" I cannot promise, but if I conclude to at
tend, you will know me, dear Bell, for 1 shall
wear a white domino and mask."
" What a strange girl you are, May ; who
ever heard of such a thing as wearing a white
domino. It seems to me as if you tride to be
as unlke other people as possible, I shall
hide myself beneath a mask and domino of
brilliant scarlet; but it is nearly twilight,
and I must hasten home," with a kiss and
fond embrace the young girls parted.
After the departure of Bell, May sat for a
long time wrapt in dreamy meditation, at
length she said :
"Guests from the city, and Howard among
the number iDvited, he may attend ; yes I
will go, and the meeting I have long wished
for, may at last take place. I would if I
could, forever, baDish bis image from my
heart, for it may be he has learned to despise
me ; and it is no mors than I deserve," with
these words she left the apartment, and de
scended to the parlor below.
A few words relative to the past life of
May Winters may not, at this time, he con
sidered out of place.
Years ago, when May was a little girl and
her parents lived in luxury and elegance in
the gay metropolis, her father took to his
home a poor orphan boy, Howard MaDley,
and educated him as his own son.
Howard and May soon learned to love one
another as brott er and sister, and were aK
most continually together; but when May
reached tier fifteenth year she was sent away
from home, to a distant boarding-school,
here she was taught all the hollow sophistry
of the world, and ere two years had passed
away, she was suddenly summoned home to
attend the funeral of her father and mother,
who bad fallen victims to an epidemic that,
at that time, raged in the city.
When May an d Howard met after a sepc
ration of nearly two years, both were chang
ed —the youth of nineteen bad grown to be a
handsome, well developed man ; but he re
tained all the good qualities of his youth, and
May, the artless child of fifteen, was now the
proud and overbearing coquette of seven
An uncle was appointed the guardian of
May, and for two years she lived a secluded
life in hiß elegant dwelling. He was a wid
ower, and childless. During these years of
seclusion, Howard had been absent on a Eu
ropean tour, but returned in time to attend
the grand reception at the residence of Mr.
Winters, on the evening May was ushered
Ho soon realized that the beautiful Miss
Winters was little like the simple, trusting
May of former days, still he loved her— not
with the brotherly affection of hiß youth, but
with a deep, a true devotion.
May was not slow to discover bis secret,
for he told his love in his every look and acs
tion, and she spurned bim from her. How
could she, the high-born, flattered child of
wealth be expected to ensourage the atten
tions of one who owed bis present position to
the bounty of her father. But Howard Man
ley was the possessor of a superior mind, and
he sought not to thrust his attentions upon
one who deemed him unworthy ef her no
tice. He left her side, and sought in foreign
lands to forget that he ever loyed one so un
worthy of his slightest thought.
May Winters was by no means heartless
—she was the possessor of a warm and trust
ing heart—but Pride, that cruel monster,
governed her in every action. Ecr heart
was his I but she dared not confess the fact,
even to herself; and, for along time endeav
ored to convince herself that she felt no in
terest in Howard, but all in vain
Deeper and deeper May Winter plunged
into the whirlpool of fashionable dissipation,
seeking to crush out from her heart the love
she felt for Howard. In every gay, festive
scene May Winter was the most brilliant of
all. The admired and oourted ball-room
belle, a circle of brainless fops, fortune hun
ters, and dashing libertines ever surrounded
her, and filled her ears with silly compli
ments and disgHSting flattery ; tut was she
happy ? No, no*! May Winter was not hap
py. She felt the inferiority of those who
surrounded her ; she was disgusted with the
hollowness and frivolity of the fashionable
world, and longed to be free from the chains
society bound around her, she longed fur the
love of one she deemed.forevcr lost to her.
At length she determineu'to leave those
scenes of gaity, and seek rest and retirement
in some quiet village. Hence we find her at
the little village of T , on the noble
After mature deliberation, May concluded
to attend the masquerade. She hoped to
meet Howard there ; she longed to convince
him, by her altered conduct, that Bhe de
spised him not; that she regretted the folly
of her past conduct; aDd to win back the
love she had once so cruelly spurned from
Never did May Winters look more be
witching than on the evening of the mas
querade, as she stood before her mirror, at
tired in full evenihg dßfetume-
A blush colored satin enveloped hpr
graceful figure, over which floated a beautiful
white laoe over-dress, looped up at the side
with bunches of pale pink rose buds; a clus.
ter of the same dropped from her bosom, and
a few were tastefully arranged amid the
braids of her bair. She wore no jewels, save
a diamond ring upon the middle finger of
her right hand. Taking c ,her domino, which
Was thrown over the back of a ghair, she en
tirely tpncealed her dress beneath its ample
folds of rich white satin—a mask of the same
material she tied over fcer face, concealing it
entirely from view, and when the hood at
tached to the domiDo was properly adjusted,
her most intimate friends would have failed"
to recognize her.
When she arrived at the residence of Mrs.
Gray, the parlors were already well filled-
During the early part of the evening, as she
moved with grace among the dancers, many
eyes followed her, wondering who she was,
but no one, save Bell Harris knew.
After dancing until she became wearied
and heated, she sought the conservatory, and
seating herself upon a rustic bench, she
watched the dancers through the glass doors
that seperated the two rooms. She leaned
forward for a moment to catch a glimpse of
a form she thought she recognized, and do
ing so she dropped her kerchief, which was
immediately picked up by a gentleman in
red mask and black domino.
•' Lady, pardon me, but you dropped your
kercliief," be said, handing it to her with a
low arid graceful inclination of his head.
She started, and with trembling voice
murmured her thanks. She recognized the
voice of the speaker—it was Howard. lie
seemed not inclined to leave the spot, and
" In an assemblage of this kind, where one
is unable to distinguish friend from stranger
I beleive it is customary to address whoso
ever we please, independent of the formality
" I beleive that ie the privilege of the gen
tlemen, but I attend masquerades seldom,
and am but little versed in the rules. I dis.-
like such gatherings very much."
*' So do I, and was Induced to attend this
evening, by the earnest solicitations of a
friend, but a lew moments since I stood
watching the dancers, aßd I thought you
seemed to enjoy the scene amaz.ngly."
"You should never judge by appearanees
—they often deceive. I did not enjoy the
dance this evening. I dislike the frivolities
that are attendant upon fashionable life. I
came to this quiet village a few monthß since
to esoape from society; to seek that quiet
and rest, that I could not obtain in the city ;
to-night is the first time for many months
that I have mingled in a scene of this kind."
" Indeed 1 but pardon me, your voice re
minds me of one that was once dear to me,
may I inquire yonr name ?"
" Howard," and she tore the mask from
her face, and turned her eyes, filled with
taars pleadingly upon him, he comprehended
all—at a glance—and said, in a gentle, al
most loving tone,
' May, dear May, yon seem now like the
May of long ago," and he folded her unresis
ting form to his beating'heart. A long time
they remained tegotber oonversicg of the
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past, and—yes, gentle reader—of the j
May confessed her folly, and also told him
how truly she loved him.
That night May Winters returned to her
home a happy woman. She bad confessed
her felly and had been forgiven; she had
promised to become the wife of him she lov
A few weeks glided swiftly by, and How
ard and May were married. In yonder
stately mansion they now lire, surrounded
by elegance and 90mfort tbat lcve and wealth
Maidens, beware bow you let prido over
rule the dictates of your heart, or you may
fill your life-sky with clouds, where sun
beams might otherwise play.
'Give us this day our daily bread.'
In a miserable cottage at the bottom of n
hill, two children hovered over a smoulder
ing fire. A tempest raged without—a fear
ful tempest—against which man and beast
were alike powerless.
A poor old miser, much poorer than these
shivering children, though he had heaps of
money at home, drew his ragged cloak about
him as be crouched down at the threshold of
the miserable door- lie dare not enter for
fear they would ask pay for shelter, and he
could not move for the storm.
"I am hungry, Nettie."
"So am I. I've hunted for a potato pa
ring and can't find any."
"What an awful storm."
"Yes, the pld/tree has blown down. I
guess that God took cars that it did'nt fall
on the house. See, it would certainly have
"If He could do that, could'nt He
us bread ?"
"I guess so. Let's pray 'Our Father,' and
when we come to that part etop till we get
So they began, and crouching
and shivering, listened. When they paused,
expecting in their childish faith to see some
miraculous manifestation, a human feeling
stole in|o his heart; God sent some angel to
He had bought a loaf at the vil
lage, thinking it would lagt him a great
many days, but the silence of the two little
children spoke louder to him than the voice
of many waters. He opened the door softly,
threw in the loaf, and then listened to the
wild, eager cry of delight that came from the
half famished little ones.
"It dropped right from heaven, did'nt it?"
questioned the younger.
"Yes. I me<m to love God forever, for giv
ing us bread beoause we asked Him/'
"We'll ask him every day, won't we T
Why, I never thought God was so good, did
"Yes, I always thought so, but I never
quite knew it before."
"Lot's ask Him to give father work to do,
all the time, so w9 need never be hungry
again. He'll do it— I'm sure.,'
The storm passed—the miser went home.
A little flower had sprang up in his heart;
it was no longer barren.
In a few weeks be died, but not before he
bad given the cottage, which was his, to thp
poor laboring man.
And the little children ever after felt a
sweet and solemn emotion, when in their
matinal devotions they came to those trust
ful words: "Give us this day our daily
Let any one, whi'e sitting down, plac9 the
left leg over the knee of the right one, and
permit it to hang freely, abandoning all
muscular power over it. Speedily it may be
observed to sway forward and back through
a limited sbace at regular intervals. Count,
ing the number of these motions for any giv
en lime, tbey will be f.;und to agree exactly
with the beatings of the pulse. .Every one
knows, that at a fire, when the water from
the engine is fcrced through bent hose, the
tendency is to straighted the hose; and if
the bend be a sharp one, considerable force
is necessary to overcome the tendency. Just
so it is in the case of the human body. The
arteries are but a system of hose through
which the blood is forced by the heart.—
When the leg is bent, all the arteries within
it are bent, too, and every time the heart
contracts, the blood rushing through the ar
teries tends to straighten them ; and it is the
effort which produces the motion of the leg
alluded too. Without such occular demon
stration. it is difficult to conceive the power
exerted by the exquisite mechanism, the nor-,
mal pulsations of which are never perceived
by him whose very life they are.
4@®The sun rises and sets; the moon
waxes and wanes ; stars and planets keep
their constant motions; the air is tossed by
the winds; the waters ebb and flow, their
conservation and purification no doubt, to
teach us that we should ever be in action.
IST"The United States forts built in South
ern waters cost the country nearly $19,000,-
000. All the rest of the Union cost a little
Slf falsehood paralyzed the tongue
what a death-like silenee would pervade eo
SGF It is very possible to be too witty t<|
be earnest and too earnest to be witty.
Never waste a long explanation upon
one who cannot take a hint.
I©* The youth of friend hip is better then
its old age.
fl©* The virtue of otbere ie all alwaye a
terror to the wicked,