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BANKING HOUSE
HENRY CLEWS & CO.
(United States Treasury Buildings)
No.
HZ Wall Street,
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Chocks anil Draft upon us pass through the Clear
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Cold, will be allowed Kive l'er Cent. Interest per
annum, on all daily balances, and can cheek at
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We are prepared at all times to make advances
to our Dealers on approved Collaterals, at market
rate.
Certificates of Deposit Issued, payable on d
lnand. or arter llxcd date, bearing Interest at the
current rate, and available in all parts of tlx
country.
Collections made promptly everywhere in the
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We buy, sell, and exchange all issues of Govern
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JAMES B. CLARK,
MANUFACTUItEB AND DEALEll IN
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Sleighs of every Style,
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r. HavliiK superior workmen, lie Is prepared
to furnish work that will eomparo favorably Willi
the host City Work, and much more durable, and
M mueu more reasoname rates.
"i-ItEPAIUING of all kinds neatly and prompt
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sitf
OTICE TO LAND OWNERS I
After the 12th day of Autrust of this year, (1870)
suits will be liable to be brought in the Court of
Dauphin County for money duo on lands In l'en y
Count v. unnateiited.
bur Information relative to the Patenting of
lanus, can on or address
H. II. (1AI.UKAITIT.
Attorney ut Law County Surveyor,
luoomueiu, Aiurcn , jbvu.-rii.
Pried Peachcs.-r-A very fine lot for ealo
at 12i cents per pound by F. JIoktiuer &
Co., Jlloomfield,
j0ftinri flections.
WRECKED 'HOPES,
Like, otio who was doom'd o'er distant seas,
His weary path to measure,
When home at length with fav'ring breeze,
lie brings tlio far sought treasure
His ship in night of shore goes down,
That shore to which he hasted,
And all the wealth he thought his own,
Is o'er the water wasted.
Like him, this heart through many a track
Of toil and sorrow straying,
One hope alono brought fondly back,
Its toil and grief repaying.
Like him, alas 1 I saw that ray
Of hope, before me perish,
And one dark minute, swept away,
What years were given to cherish.
A WOMAN'S STRATAGEM.
C XT is utterly useless,
Mariai
In
I most respects my father is a per
fect old brick, a jolly good fellow, and he
lias let mo have my way in everything
since I was old enough to discard the
short jacket of boy-hood for the frock
coat of riper years, but ou tho one sub
iect of matrimony he is inexorable. If
I marry during his life, his entire tor-
tune will go to found a hospital or cdu
cate the bare-legged heathen, lie litis
told nie so a thousand times, and lie al
ways keeps his word. Why he has taken
this uuaccountablc aversion to your sex,
I do not know ; and I hesitate to ask
lest I may hear what I have long dread
ed, that my mother disgusted hiin with
womankind, lou know she died when 1
was an infant, and since her death, her
name has never passed his lips."
Charles Osgood, whose words we have
lust written, was the young, handsome,
and wealthy, in prospectu lover ot
Marian btevcus, the fair girl who sat by
his side in the window of a little cottage
in the village of C , New Ilampahire.
She was tho daughter of a clergyman's
widow, who added to her moderate com-
netence bv taking in boarders from the
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UlLV UUlllIll nUIillllVl LUVUkllD. vuilll.f
had found a home in the widow's house
and in her daughter's heart, and would
long before have made her his wife but
for the command of his father never dur
ing his life to think of marriage
Charles contiuued : " Now, Marian, I
canuot and will not give you up. You
have confessed your love for nie; your
mother, heaven bless her, has approved
of it, and it remains for you to decide
whether wo shall have a secret marriage
an idea which I abhor or whether I
shall try to marry you and take you home
togctmyscll kicked out ot the parental
front door by tho paternal boot."
"You shall do neither, Charles. 1
positively roluso to marry vou unless
your father gives his full and free eon
sent, although lor your sake 1 will never
lvmi-rtr nnntlier "
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" Then I may as well set myself down
for a life of celibacy. The old gentleman
is as obstinate as a mule, and would fly
nto a passion, if I should but mention
1 TT "11.1
your existence to nnu. now ne win tol
erate the new housekeeper he is going to
engage, puzzles me.
' A new housekeeper, did you say,
Charks?"
" Yes. You see. ever since my boyhood,
he has only allowed one woman about the
premises, iny nurse, a snufly old woman,
who loves me like her own son, and has
managed our household ever since I can
remember. She has become too decrepit
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io wuiiv, u.m ...jr lao.iu. i.aa uuiiuu vj
allow her an assistant.
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v
said Marion, nestling closer to her lover s
side, whilo a thoughtful look overspread
her pretty lace.
my dear. Mrs. Wilson, our
housekeeper, is almost as hard to please
as the governor hniisclt, and ho has lolt
all to her. She has had applicants by
dozens, but most of them were too young
and pretty' or otherwise incompetent, for
ours is a well-ordered household.
You say she loves you, Charles?"
" ;iy own motner could not love mo
better. The fondest wish of her heart
would bo fulfilled if she could seo me sit
ting by my own nrcsmo, and nurso my
children as she did their lather."
" Charles, you must start for home
this very day. Convince Mrs. Wilson
that you have got a very paragon of
housekeeper for her, and leave the rest to
me. My woman's wit shall accomplish
what your blundering straightforward
ncss never could."
. Charles at once took in tho situation
and comprehended that the intrepid Ma.
rion had determined to try upon her
father the witcheries which had made
him the slave of the delicious bit of fem
ininity he was seated beside. lie at
once niado a lover-like demonstration,
which she checked in a most diirnificd
manner.
" I'emcmbcr," paid she, "your father's
housekeeper must take special care to
keep your lather s son at a distance.
lou must never by word or look, after I
gain a loot hold m your lather s house,
allow it to be known except to Mrs. Wil
son, that we havo ever met. Now get
yourself ready to catch the next train.
Contess everything to Mrs. Wilson ; trust
the result to me, and good-bye.
Uric kiss, and tho lovers parted.
A week later, the breakfast-bell rang
in the fine, old-fashioned family mansion
of Mr. Osgood, and in a few minutes
that gentleman a solid, portly, good-humored-
looking old gentleman entered
the breakfast-parlor in his dressing-gown
and slippers. Charles was there in his
usual place, the fire was burningbrightly,
the table neatly arranged, and the cloth
snowy-white. Everything looked snug
and comfortable, but an expression of
astonishment and dismay overspread his
countenance as he saw behind the coUec
urn, the sweet, demure face of Marian
Stevens. Her luxuriant curls were care
fully put away, and her laughing eyes,
partly veiled by their long lashes, but her
loveliness seemed rather increased than
lessened by her strictly proper housekeep
er's attire.
Mr. Osgood stared, took oil his specta
cles, wiped them, "put them on, stared
again, and finally burst out with :
" Who the devil arc you ?"
" If you please, sir, I am Mrs. Wilson's
new assistant, Marian Stevens. She is
confined to her bed with rheumatism this
morning, and she. was so anxious that
your coffee should be all right, and your
muffins done to a turn, that I ventured
that is 1 "
" But, Miss, you are a great sight
too young and a great sight too good
looking, Miss. When I consented to al
low another woman within my doors, I
did not agree to take a pretty-faced, dain-
ty-hgurod school girl to assist Mrs. v il-
son. What tho dickens was the woman
thinking of?"
" But, sir."
" But me no buts. Miss. I'll go and
see her myselt. 1 11 not allow a young
woman in the house for a single day not
an hour, Miss.
" Hi ght, father : have nothing in tho
house under sixty, and get Mrs. W llson
out of bed so that we can have break
fast," shouted Charles, as his father stamp
ed out ot the room in a rage, to blow up
the elderly housekeeper, who was tucked
snugly beneath a pile ot coverlids, laugh
ing inwardly, but outwardly groaning,
with fictitious rheumatism.
In a few minutes Mr. Osgood returned,
looking more annoyed than ever.
" What am I to do Charles V he asked
of his son. who sat ouietly at his break
fast buttering u roll. " To keep Miss-
Miss whatever her name is, in this
house is wholly out of the question.
would not, my son, lor worlds, cx-
poso you to tlio temptation oi being in
constant association with a young and
beautiful girl." This Mr. Osgood said in
a low tone of voice, but Marian had quick
cars, and she heard enough to guess the
rest.
" Heallv. sir, she began, with one
corner of a coquettish little white apron
wiping imaginary tears from her eyes
your advertisement said notlimg about
;e, and Mrs. Wilson seemed to like mo
because sho knew my mother, and I have
not got any other home, and 1 liked this
place so much and was just beginning to
feel happy, and now, to have to go out all
alono into tho world when I was gon
try so hard to please you and to do my
duty. sir. Oh bo-oh-oh !" And she
burst into such a capital imitation ot a
L'enuino sob. that Mr. Osgood began to
think himself a hard-hearted brute.
Mv dear father," said Charles, with
almost supernatural gravity, " 1 agree
with you perfectly that the harmony of
itural gravity, " I
our domestic hie is not to bo broken up
bv the introduction ot a young girl into
our family, but your teachings, sir, havo
impressed mo to such a degree that I fear
no danger for myselt. and think the young
pcrson can safely remain here until Mrs.
Wilson recovers sufficiently to supply her !
place with some ono of a more suitable age.
So cat your breakfast in peace, father,
and 1 will tako caro to keep out ot the
house as much as possible for the pres
ent.'
" Very well, my son," said Mr. Osgood.
And he sat down to his breakfast with his
apprehensions somewhat allayed.
I suppose no housekeeper ever tried
harder to suit an old gentleman a lastidi-
ous tastes than did our little Marian, and
her success was astonishing. The care
ful instructions of Mrs. Wilson had
prepared her fully for the task, and she
was herself a notable housewife. Mr.
Osgood was compelled to acknowledge
that her muffins were superb, her coffee
incomparable, and her arrangement of
the table a masterpiece of taste. ITo was
very careful, however, to take Charles
with him when he left the house, and the
young man, well-schooled in his part,
played it to perfection. Dinner and sup
per passed off most satisfactorily, after
which Marian disappeared for the night,
not daring to follow the custom of Mrs.
Wilson and take that lady's scat by the
drawing-room lire.
Surely there was never such an obsti
nate attack of rheumatism as that of Mrs.
Wilson's, nor such a cold,stolid,ascctic man
in the presence of a young and beautiful
woman, as Charles Osgood. jJays passed
into weeks and Mrs. Wilson still kept her
bed and Charles his distance. Mr. Os
good thawed by degrees, almost imper
ceptibly, and his reserve vanished much
more rapidly than Marian's. At lust he
astonished her one day by asking her to
take a scat in the drawing-room, and by
conversing with her as socially as ho had
been accustomed to do with her predeces
sor. After this she regularly read the
evening paper to him and he would have
sorely missed her fair young face had ho
been deprived of it. He accordingly
chided Charles for the coldness and in
difference with which ho treated her.
How this state of things would have gone
on it is impossible to say, had not the
Providence which watches over the for
tunes of youthful lovers contrived to
break the old gentleman's leg ono even
ing, as he was returning irom Ins count
ing-room across a glare of ice upon which
he slipped and fell. He was carried home
and never did a man have a gcutler nurse
than Marian. Her presence was ever
abou t him. The sound of her light step
neve r jarred upon his nerves, and her
hand, possessed the most soothing influ
ence when she bathed his fevered fore
head. As he grew convalescent, he
could not bear to have her out of tho
room. Charles tried to read to him, but
he would hear no voice but hers, and the
young; man began to fear that his father
would marry Marian himself by main
force, and thus make matters worse than
eve r.
31 r. Osgood had so fur recovered that
he could bo lifted into an easy chair and
sit comfortably with his broken leg rest
ing on a cushion, when Marian one even
iug, al'tcr arranging his position to his
entire satisfaction as no one else could
seated herself upon a stool at his feet and
in a hositating, timid, but firm tono she
said :
" Mr. O.sgood, I have been here much
longer than you originally intended I
should remain. Mrs. Wilson is gett
well enough to look out for other help,
and I must look for another situation. If
you. plea.se, sir I will go a week from to
night, and and here again the little
apron came again into highly effective
play.
" lou must look out lor what I gasped
the astounded Mr. Osgood, as he looked
down up du the little head buried in the
dainty little apron lrom which sob after
sob came convulsively.
"Another situation, if you please, sir.
" Wliy, my dear girl are you not well
used here? No one is unkind to you, is
there
" Oh. no, sir, but vou told mo yourself
that you ud not want young and pretty
women about your house, and I don't
think I ou.ght to stay,
" luddlostiek, my dear. I did not
know your value then; I did not appre
ciate your modesty and good senso as I
do now. I can't sparo you."
" But I must go, sir, nevertheless."
" You must go ? Then you must havo
some other reason, i ou dou t mean to
say that t'nat scapegrace boy of mine has
been mak ing love to you f
Oh, no, sir. 1 thought you knew
that general rumor says ho is paying his
addresses to Miss Wood around the cor-
ncr. 01 course he would never stoop
me."
" What's that you sny ?" growled the
old man, starting up so suddenly that his
leg gave bun a fearful twinge. "Do you
mean to say that my Uharles has been
making an ass ot himsell.
" wny, how should 1 know: inno
ccutiy replied Marian, "lou havo seen
for yourself that he is hardly civil to me;
I only spoke of what I had heard from
the rest of the servants, and they heard
it from somebody else. I'erhaps it isn't
truo, and please, sir, don ti quarrel with
Mr. Charles on my account."
" I will bo calm, my dear, but send
Charles to. m thisinstaut. I'll soon
him out of the idea of bringing that red
headed minx homo as a wife, or I'll put
him out of the house."
Marian left the room in search of him,
and as tho old man watched her graceful
form depart, ho thought of the tender
ness with which she had nursed him, the
loving care with which she had watched
over him, and he was almost tempted to
forswear the hatred of her sex for her
pake. " It will bo very cheerless," he
thought, " to go down to the grave with
no gentle woman's hand to smooth my
pillow, and 1 think it would bo sweet to
hear children's voices once nTore in thesff
old rooms, l'cally, I am cither getting
childish, or I am forgetting my old reso
lutions. I'erhaps Charles is right in
wanting to get married; it is natural that
he should at his age. I was young once,
myself. But he shall never marry the
red-headed trollop never. Darn it,
why didn't I think of it before? He
shall marry my little Marian or he shall
stay single."
The door opened and Charles entered.
"Charles, what is this L hear: ex
claimed the old man angrily ; " have you
dared to full in love without my consent,
after all I have told you about the wiles
of womankind."
Why, you sec, sir," said Charles, hes
itatingly, "you got married before me,
and your father before you, and so on up
to the time of Adam ; and there seems to
be a sort of tendency in the family that
way.
Do you dare to tell me, sir, that you
intend to bring a red-headed daughter in
my house, and give me a parcel of red-
when you know
the color is odious tome?"
Well, father, I am not very particu
lar as to Miss Wood, if she is tho one
you refer to ; but you see you have kept
me so closely under your eye that I have
never had much of an opportunity
to investigate very closely into the sub
ject of marriageable females. I feel that
I must get married, but I am not partic
ular about the lady, if she is of the same
color as myself and not over forty."
" very good, sir, as far as it goes.
Now, do you mean to say that you need
to look any further than my house to find
the sweetest, dearest, prettiest and most
loveable little gypsy that ever boro with
an old man's infirmities '!"
Why, surely, father, you don't mean
to marry me to Mrs. Wilson f
"Mrs. Wilson be blessed, shouted
tho old man, in fury. " I mean Marian
Stevens, the only girl I ever saw fit to be
a good man's wife. You shall marry her
or you shall remain single ; and if you
don't do it darn mo if I don't marry her
myself.
" W hat do you mean father f You
would not have me disgrace our family
by marrying a nameless, penniless, friend
less girl like her. lo be sure she is not
ill-looking,and with a little cultivation "
Darn your cultivation, sir; sho is
your superior in every particular, and
you may bless your stars if she will mar
ry a self conceited young jackanape like
you at any price. Marian, Marian ! he
shouted at the top of h is voice.
I do not mean to charge Marian with
listening, but she certainly answered Mr.
Osgood's summons with a most astonish
ing alacrity.
Did you call me sir : she said look
ing prettier than ever, with her eyes cast
down, her cheek somewhat paler than us
ual, and her fingers nervously twitching
at that omnipresent apron
" Yes, my dear 1 called you. JJo you
seo that six feet of lubberly humanity
there, my son Charles?"
" Yes, sir, said Marian not looking up.
" Do you think you could love him
well enough to marry him ?"
" How can I answer until he asks
nie ?" was her coy reply.
Do you hear that Charles f Are you
going to ask her to marry you, or am I
going to kick you out of doors with my
broken leg?"
l "Well, sir, as I have no desire to put
you to any such unnecessary trouble, I
will bo as obedient as you wish
luarian,
to will vou marry me (
" Yes, Charles, to oblige your father.
" Then, come hero both of you," cried
the old man, overjoyed at tneir unoxpect-
ed obedience " come to my heart my
son and daughter. By Jove,
I
never
thought to bo so happy again 1"
It was not until Mr. Osgood held his
first or second grandchild upon Ins
knee that Marian told him of the ruse by
which she had won his consent to her
marriage, and the old man confessed that
ho had good cause to bless the day he
hired his young housekeeper.
J5Qy- If you would have true friend
put be true to your friends.