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lUIriiUOltti LOCK II OS V I T A L
X HE founder of Una Celebrated Insti
liiIloii.oiTiri (he moftt certain, sper ily, nnd only
dual remedy in the v.nrld Tor Hints fnr (Jitus,
Hirlciurfff Heintnal wapkueis, Tains in the Loins,
Constitutional Debility. ImpoU'iicy, Wrnkhcm ol Hie
Bstkand Limbs, Aili ctiont of llio Kldnevs, r.iliHa
lion of Hi" Heart, I)l.enjj, Ncrvmit. Irrltnlnllty,
I) item) ot tho Head, Tluout, Note or fcVhi. and alt
thorn serious nml melancholy disorders itrUlu,; from
'the destructive haliitiof Vouth, w it irli ilntlrn) both
body ami mind, Tlicic secret nnd solitary practices,
re more faUl tn their victims than the song of Hip
tiyreii to ilif mariners Ulj no, bligtiliiis thrir most
liri lltant hopes of anticipation, rmidering marriage
&.o , imponible.
Married pjrmins.or Young Men contemplating mar
rl'tjUi l?inf aware of physical ieakii-if , organi tie
ijilny. deform i lie , &.C., aliouM imuicilij li Iv cumuli
'Ur Jiihuitwi.tind Iti: restored to perlect lualili,
lit who pi c4 hiiiijf'iriMiilr ilu care uf lie, John
tau may religiously confide In hi huiior m a ReniU
v.cii, ii.llcni.fiil.Millv relv upon k1," nsrj.hf siclhii
iui tiio'.lintcty cored uml lutt vigor rcntorrd,
.it'ltili dmeau' I the penalty niu.il Ire-jiu-nly pnidby
y.mt wiui hive iiccniiit tho victim of Improper imiul
(canciei, V'Hiii person a are too jit to ctouinll rx
iff IV u in not living a.vjjt ttfliu dreadful Lniir'iieiic
t'nt iiinyciisti". Ni)vv,'WlnitlitL uinlfrflMiult lliu iiib
Ji-ft will pn-Uii.l to ilt'ny tli.it Hie nvir uCvtoci-
li on m tot ointir ty thoti falltiif into hiir'H'r
li j'iiH tl) "i y Hi J pniJ.fiit, lt!K.l.-ti t.rliif lrj)i it il ot
i.itf plditur of healthy oirpi ing. tho n.oti nerimi
nl dt'Jitucil v- i) iiipiuiim to Iioili In idy ami t.iiii't
,trlt. 'I'li'i yitni (j'coSifs dfrjngiMl; it pliylcit
uti I tt-uttit p-jwem wrakuiifil. iifrvmid iteUiliy. i
p.iU, palpi tullnti of tli (i iicii rl .tiiilifi9titin. tt vjitti
i.t t iu f'ii. c.i'ijli yiiii.toiii nfomii n.pl ion Air.
C yo.Uce No 7 rfui'T.i I Kktbi kick rt rKitti,evrn ilnor
from lUlllmoru itrrc-t tUtt inh1 up Hie Iiii i11
p)fni'iUr iiMliii?ri'in; HiiN.VllKand MJJlll!K,ot
you will imitnu tli plt-rr,
.1 Cr Harrattd,tr no Vhargt Madt, in from Ons I
Tiee I) ant.
.NO MUUCdKV Oil N,MJrti;oL'H mtL'US I J CI)
Mcmlir of the Royal College of rturpnin. l.oiulot
tirit.ltintf Irom une uf iln niuit emmnu 1 1 jf the
Uxitett HtAltii ami tin j;rrjt'r (Mil ut wlimi lili' lut
ficrii tpeitt in the ll r I lloipitala ot l.oinloo .r.trU,l hi;
In J'lpliia nnJ Hiculicrc, Iih cflctt-iJ n-me of the 11101
tniniliinK curv tlut v re v r kmm u ; nun) trout)
wit'i rniiifijC 1 ii 1 ti r hen.) ami 'ai wl m udlcrp
r-t iifrvo lilies hinf aUritt'4t ut nl-M' ll luuml
j -i 4 l.ujiit'ilntni. mih freiueiit lilolitnXi Uimlcit
t imvtim-i with itvrniiyeiiioiii of iiiIimI vtruciirt:J im
A Certain Disease
Whn 'hi iniijjui.l.t ami Im'Uili'iit otnrv nffilna-
'irr flti.U hJ litu nntiili-d tlitt trtd uf tint pi infill
til , il ton iti'lrn littppci'i tht mi II 111 lot-J inpf 1
liMiur. r ilr ad nl dit .nrrry, ilrters him frum apply!
ni( t ilior h from filucjiion ami rfpectabtlitl
(il l'ifii h-ffffli'l lit in del.iyinp till lliu rtinitiliitioii)
yiitptoiiit ofttiH horrid itl ae niak ttji'i r appenrma
b irli ulceiatvil pure tlimat. iluiicd mur, nortiirce.
pit mi mi (hi ltcd ninl Hnitia iliuiticii of hiilit.ik' n Conn I
node on th k in h'iti, nil d nrnix bloirhrfron e
fimd liri, mH cxirenintie , orngn t iiik tU h if lit.
nplJitv.tiH at hit the pnlnie ofilic moiitig litul
b iOJl (if tilt imf f.ill in ,o nd the viet tin of tluioi the
ilMi e If t mil tl horrid rtijrct uf OMJMMl'lf ritlion lilt
tl aUi tut ft pvrm I t(i l:li dreadful ulleriiipj. h eii
uir.jjlii.il in 'Hut houriti from nh'iiie no irnv'lt r
retifn, '!' mirh llerefore Dr. Juhiirloii pledge
liimt'lfto nrfnerv the ioot eiivitlihle rcrrniy nnd
Innn lliu vitfiMtvo prartipe In thu flr tlovpilnU t-f
r.nrop aiti .-ioenra, m can- rniiitiieniiy rrojiinif ti
late and spedy cum to Hie imfm Wnle virciui of tliU
Ju'iMd uiiai. ,f t ,
Txthe p'litictilar Notice.
lir.S a.liln uJfii ml tho. who Imre injured them
nelvf hy pnr.itenii I iniiiroiier imtiilzrnrcn.
Theie rc von.c of lhr tml Htid iiie.iuehnv ofTect
prolne-d hy raHy 'ftahiUrf ynuif). t ix Wr.iknr s of
ttie M.ick. and Uiiiln. I'nlri m the llentt. Itliotiehnol
rtielit, Ihm of .M'lucoT.ir 1'nwer falpimtimi ofihe
ile.irt, Dvptpih', Nerv-nu IrratlUhiy, Deraiizemrnt
u,f tlu Ihjtriiivfi Fo net looa .tiL'tmrallJelji lily. nyniptttios
tit fiiiiiiiiiiiinn, at,
1!VTAI,1.V The featf.il ertVrl. mum ll.e nil in
Jrc imicli to lieilrevled, Lixu ol Jeninry, I'onliHioii ol
liia. D'oriwiuii oflhii spirit, 'IJyil Toreliodiitps,
vermin ii of Hoe ieiy, Tlniliy ,Ae., are mine of tticovila
'1'ho'ia.inda qf pernn of alt njef can nnw jiidsn
wiiHl ii th raiucof liiuir iteclmitig Iteiillli. t.m)injr
llii:!r vigor, ltecniiing ueak. palennd rinnr uleil, having
lingular uppearaore, nuoui Hie vyet, cmigii ami ) inj
inula ui ,i)iiBiiiupiiiiii
ur, junmion s tnyornnn wmcay jar .
1 r I ...... . Tl - ... .
Hy ihif sreatandimpormnireinedy,v.pakneionhe I
orgiitaare peedlty curei, ant lull viimr r'ntoieil.
Th I'liindflnf ttie looit nervi'li and dfflillltstnl, wl,n
tiaj I ut all tiope. have heen immeiliatelv retlevi'd. All
impediment to Marri in.riiyniral and Meni.il )i.pji)
iflciilmi, rVeiynu I rritiliility,Treiiililiiig and Weak
not, or pxhiiiitiou ot the moit tear fill kind, speedily
cured by Doctor Jotnuion
Wtio have Injured themielve hy a anrtiiu practise
indulged In when alone a habit frequently Iramed
f roin evil companion!, or at school the p Feels nfuhirh
ar nightly lelt, oven when asleep, nnd if not cured
render ui.irruye iinponiltle, nnd destroys botli mind
and body, ihonld npply immediately
What a pity that u voun nun, the hope of his coun
try. and t lio dur ling of hi parent i, should he cnaulipd
irom an prospects ami enjoymvittii oi nie.ny me couse
quinces oldevlating from tho rath of nature, and in
dulging in acertain necrct habit, Buch porion before
should reflect that a sound mind and hotfyaro the mos
necessary rcqulsities to promote conunhial happinens
I iideud, without these .the Journey th rough tile becomes !
a weary pilgrimage, tue prospeciuoiiriy uarKens io me
view ; the mind hecomes shadowed with despair and
tilled wit In he melancholy reflection that the lupincis
f iinnther h.-conies hhghled with our own,
omuU NO. -, eOUTII PH IlilCUH.'K &T.,8ahlmori,Ma
ALU HUIIUIOAI Ul'nUATinNB I'CUTOUM KU,
N It, Lt no falsi modesty prevent you, hut apply im
.mediately either personally nr by letter.
To Sti angers.
Tiie m&ny thousands cured at this Institution wtili'n
His last IS years, and the numerous important Burg ical
Cpoiations ppiformuithy Dr. Johnston, witnessed by
thn rennriAmnl llio naners and mauv other persons. no
ticesol which have anpeartd again and ugili) beforo
id- duulic, besides hiastandiiig a a genlltnian ofdia
rncterand responsibility, ja sufficient guarautee to
N, B. There nro coiuauy Ignorant and worthiest
duncki tt'tverllsJng themselves t'liysicinns, rumiue
ttha 'eallh olthu utroidy afflicted, that llr, Johiistou
,f!epiusitiieceraary to idy, especially lo thogo unac
vuaiH'erl with his reputation, that his credentials and
liplouiif always hang in his otnee.
1TJI"Takk Nonet. All letlern must bo post paid, and i
cnnifliii a postage stamp for tho reply, or noanswer'
bewill irjit I
,nuarly 7 1857- j
IL f M D B3
TUB umloriljiinj, jrolcfiil fur past patrnnase, rc-
lrifully lufitrius Iji. c.Hiomer. and the imlilie
generally, Hi it he ha. Jiul rrci'ivia fiom the Cesteru
fill's, Ihe lareesl ami meat select slock ul
WALL AND WINTER OLOTIIING,
Th'aljns yet h.en opened In llloun.iLurf. to wnlrli he
InvUrs the nttcnlioil of his friends, auJ n.ttirri thein
lliat llieyoro oflerril lor ta'e ot (re.lt luieiius, Ills
ytock rniiiprUus a lrue us.oriiuent of
Gcntlomcn'B AVeariuK Appircl,
Coiislsllllf or I'AEIIIUN Alil.ll Ultfod (.'OA IS, nl
every iletcnplinii; I'nldl Vests, chills, Urnvalsi
blocks, Uolinil Hiulki'ichicfs,Ol JH',liu.HiiJers, be.
Gold Watches ami Jnvctiy,
Of every Je.rriptlr.il fine oi cheap
, th;iiM-,iii.'r .....irj t.Mli tfyoTtum
losrEitar; Aaj ;:, l?37
WhenpUasuto's cup is, sparkling btli
When 'rirnd nro'ipd ihcu tlirung ;
When heart are light with playful mirth,
And lighter wnkeg the rung,
When rouniing or thy innny Joyt,
Itcralled by memory,
It 'twill not dim llio plcafuro ticn(
Oh. give one thouglu to me.
Atd.iwn. when first Aurora's light
ItciVctioVr hill and dle.
And RlldMho dew wnthed lily'i head,
Thutilccpti within tlx vale;
When fin-i t li lark a ha II plumebli wtt.(r,
Andvoar from bondage tree,
Tuwurble forth a mauicrrv notci
Then give one thought to me,
Anil when theiliadeaof ctenlttg art
Tail Killing into night
An hour that well neema made for tho-ight,
And quiet in det(l.t
At uihtnlghri dcrp amlcntcmu hour,
When on thy bended knee,
Thy hands up rained to llravcn h prayer,
Oli then, nun Hunk of mo t
If I could chim lliu richeM getn
Tlnit now lied in the ca,
I'd rather far than have Hint pearl,
Have one kind thought from thee J
Ifnll ill; Joy of Hi) bright uorH
Were tiun rpread out io nw, . .
AnJI werotuldto make a t'iol?5.
I'd ask one thought from llir-e.
11Y EMMA I). E. N. SoUTIUVortTli.
C II A PTE It I.
TUG ASTHOIiCKHn's PRKPICTIOV,
Heading, a few lvccli3 since, ono of t)o
Quincey's pnpers " Tlirco Memorable
Murders," recalled tolnymind the sliano
circum'lBneea of ono of tlio most mysterious
doines'.io drniniis tLit ever taxed tlio inge
nuity of mr.nj or required the flight of time
The local! y of our story lies amid nno
of tlio wildest and mostpicturcsquo tegt ns
of the o'd Dominion, wbe.ro tbo bead iva
ters of tbo Knppab&nnock wash tbo bii'e
of the Blue Ridge.
The precise spot Crcpslahd ia a sub
limo and beautiful scene, where two forest
crowned ranges of mountains cross each
other at obliquo angles.
At the intersecting point of th;se ridges
nestles a little liainlul, named, from iU
elevated position, Altamont.
At the period bt which our story opens
tbo four estates, in tbo four angles of the
irregular mountain cross, wero owned as
Tlio eastern farm, balled Piedmont, was
tho lifo property of J1admo Audcrly, a
Virginian lady tif tho old school
Tbo western and most valuable estate
was tbo inheritance of Ilonora l'aulc, an
orphan heiress, grand daughter and ward
of Madame Auderly.
Tbo northern nnd smallest ono, called
from being tho deepest vale of tbo four
II awe's Hole was tbo property of old
Hugh Ilawe, a widower of gloomy temper,
parsimonious habits, and almost fabulous
The southern farm nnmed from tbo
extravagant cost of the elegant mansion
!.. fi!ail0palfi mit LnilJimr, and limhlv
' . , .
ornaillQUtCU grcUflUS, WlU0l liaU abhOrDCU
tbo means of the Lite ovscr. " Farnuier'a
Folly" was Ihe heavily mortgaged patri
mony of Godfrey rarquicr Uubinie, tho
grandson of Hugh Hawo, and now a young
aspirant (or legal honors at tho University
of Virginia, ,
Ilut little benefit to tbo heir was to bn
hoped from the inheritance of his father's
burthcucd property. In tbo first place,
old Hugh Hatfo had bought up in bis own
name all tbo claims against tbo cstato of
Farquicr's Folly doubtless to prevent a j tho clouds from bcr brow. Sbo waited c
foreclosure, and to save the property for jfew minutos for him to proceed, but find
bis crandson. ing that ho continued silent, sbo said
liut. unhappily. Godfrey had mortally1
offended tho despotic old man by declining
an agricultural life, and persisting in the
study of a profession a courso that had
resulted in bin own disinheritance. ! to do so,"
To make this punishment mora bitter to I " Very well," bo said, dropping his voico
his grandson, tho old man had taken into to a low undertono, " It was (o bn my
favor his nephew, Dr. Henry Hauo, whom marriage with tbo woman I should wor
lie had established near himself at Farquicr's ship."
Folly. I A deep vivid blush supplanted tho bright
At this tlmo, tho disinterested heir, hav-
ng finished a term ut tho University, bad
coiiio dowu tu spend a part of bis vacation
n his nativo place
It was upon tbo Saturday ovouiug of his
arrival that ho found tho littlo hotel, and
indeed, tha wholo village of Altamont, in
a great stoto of excitement, from tho fact
Ibat tho celebrated heirees, Miss Ilonora
Paule, had just stopped thero, and passed
through on her way home.
Tlioso who had bcon so happy as to
catch a glimpse of her face, vied with each
other in praise of her nuny charms, wbilo
it. .ten o!.i limt nnl Uctminil ivitti nnrir-rnps
ii..i f...n,',i ,,. i,i.,,nif. ;r.ii,m.
el. i. W t nlnirr-l. the i,P!t
...,v- j r
Tho next day, Godfrey Dulanio attended
church, whero ho saw and foil in lovo with
tho most beautiful and intellectual looking
girl ho had over beheld. From tho cheap
ness and simplicity of her attire, ho sup
posed bcr to bo somo poor dependent of
Madame Auderly's, in whoso pew sbo sat.
Godfrey was completely captivated, and ho
at onco resolved to woo, and, if possiblo,
win this lovely being for his wife, poor girl
though eho was. Ho was glad sbo was
poor, because Bbo could for that reason be
tnoro easily won. wut on accompanying
Mr. Willoughby. the clergyman, and his
brother in-law, Ernest Heine, homo after
church, what was his astonishment and
dismay at being introduced to tho supposed
" poor girl,' whom ho found to bo no other
than tbo celebrated Miss Ilonora Paule,
the greatest heiress and bello. ai well a3
the best and noblest girl, in the State bf
A'irgiuia, Sbo greeted him cordially, and
in a few minutes tho company wore busily
engaged in conversation. Tho topic of
"capital punishment" having been started,
Godfrey turned to Ilonora, and said :
" I lake an especial personal interest in
having capital punishment nbf lisbed Miss
l'aulc, do you believe in astrology I"
Ilonora started, fixed her eyes intently
upon the questioner, and then withdrawing
"Sir, why do you ask mo if I buli'ovo in
" Betauso, Miss Paulo, I was about to
relate for your amusement a prediction
that '.vr.3 made concerning myself, by a
professor of that black art."
"A prediction," exclaimed Mrs. Wil
loughby, drawing near, with eager interest,
" l'cs, madam," replied Mr. Dulanio,
smiling, "a prediction which, if I believed
would certainly dispose me to lavor tbo
abolishment of tho death penalty. Three
years since, while I was sojourning lor a
short time in the city of ISicbmonJ, on my
way to the University, I chanced to hear
1 tbo Egyptian Dor vis, Achhad, who was
it that limo creating quite a sensation in
the city. His wonderful reputation was
tho themo of every tonguo
" Idleness and curiosity combined to
lead mo to his rooms. Ho required a r.ight
to cast my horoscope. He demanded, and
I gave him, tho day and hour of my birth,
and then I took leave, with the promise to
return in tho morning. Tho nest day I
"Well?'' questioned Ilonora, earnestly.
" My horoseopo was a Hor.ttort-sropo
indeed 1 It predicted for me a short and
stormy lifo, and a rharp and sudden death."
" Good Heaven 1 Hut tbo details ?"
" It prophesied four remarkable events,
the Drst of which has already coma to
"And that was!"
" The loss of my patrimonial estate 1"
" Singular coincidonco 1'' interrupted
Mr. Willoughby, as bo arose and joined
his wilo and brother-in lav at tho other
end of tho room.
" I thought so when tbo prophecy wjs
fulfilled," replied Godfrey.
"And th? other three events J" softly
I inquired Ilonora.
" Thtj other threo events, if they follow
! as predicted, must happen within the next
(two years, or boforo I reach my tweuty-
fifth auntversary. Tho first of these is to
j bo tho unexpected inheritance of vast
Upon hearing this, a bright smile played
around tho lips of ilonora, aud banished
"Well, Mr. DuUnic, ro cu ! what was
tho third predicted event ?".. ,
j " Co you command mo to inform you!"
" o, sir; 1 beg you, of your courtesy,
smile that quivered over Ilonora s variable
faco. Thcro was a pause, broken at length
by her voico, as sho gontly inquired
"And tho fourth I
' The answer camo reluctantly, and in
tones so low as to meet only her car.
"Tho fourth and last prediction was,
that before my twenty-fifth birth day I
should perish on thtscojjoMr
i A low cry broko from the lips of Ilonora
1 as bcr bauds flew up and covered her faco.
After a ininuto or two sho dropped them,
and looking him stoadily in tho faco, said
with quiot firmness
" You doubtless wonder ht mv emotion
Now bear me. On tbo autumn followinn
tho summer in which lb it predb tiou was
' made to you, I was iu Baltimore with my
grandmother, and with Mrs- Willnughby,
who wa3 then Miss Heine. Curiosity took
us to tlio rooms of ibo Egyptian, wIid was '
then practicing in that city. And afier
some such preparations as ho hud used in
your case, ho cast my horoseopo and read
my future. It was this, that bcfnro my
twentieth birthday, 1 fhould bo. a brido,
but never a wife, fur lb.it the fatal form of
the scaffold arose between the nuptial bene-
diction and the bridal chamber. Such turned away, and gavo placo to his ucph
were iho words of tbo prophecy." Sho ' cw, who had all the while been posted bo-
spolto with a EOlcinmty that seemed to
overshadow every other feeling.
CHAPTER II. ,
ini: b ydil's birtCLE.
Tho next day, Ilonora informed bcr
grandhiother, Madaino Auderly, of God
frcy's presence in tho neighborhood, and
tho old lady si-nt her only brother, Colo,
nel Shaunon, to fetch him to Piedmont.
Godfrey accepted tho invitation, On his
arrival, ho found that General Sterne, tho
governor elect of Virginia, and his sod, had
just taken up their quarters, for several
days, with Madamo Auderly; and the old
lady, in his honor, at onco sent off cards of
invitation to somo of the neighbors to visit
her that evening.
When tea was over, tho company ad
journed to i ho drawing-room, where, soon
after, the guests inviled for iho eveujtig
First came Father O'Louberty, tho par
ish priest of St. Andrew's Church, at
The next arrivals were Mr. and Mrs.
Willoughby and Mr. Hpinoi
Immediately after them came Dr. and
Mrs, Henry Hawo the doctor, a man of
groat fashion and elegance, tho lady, a
delicate, ponsivo woman, with a sort of sad,
moonlight faco beaming softly out between
her fleecy locks of jet.
And, last of all, to tho astonishment of
everybody, camo old Hugh Hawo, who had
been invited as a mailer of courtesy, and
was not in tho least degrco expected to
make bis appoarar.ee.
He camo not alono. On bis arm he
brought a young girl, uninvited, but whom
with-gravo courtesy, ho presontcd to his
hostess as Agnes Darke, tho daughter of a
deceased friend, and now his ward, who
had arrived ouly that morning, and whom,
presuming on Madaino Auderly's well
known kindness, ho had ventured to pre
sent to her.
Madame Auderly, a reader of faees,was
certainly attracted towards her j and, af
ter a littlo talk, that confirmed bcr first
favorable impressions, sbo took tho baud
of the orphan girl, and conducted her to
tbo group formed by the Misses Auderly,
Mr. titorno, Mr. Heine, Mr. Dulanio, and
Under tho auspices of Hiss Hose Au
derly, they wcro just about to form what
she called a sybil's Circle, for which pur
pose, Messr. .icino aud Stcrno wero dis
patched to bring forward a round table.
Aliss Hose went to a cabinet to seek the
"Sybil's Loaves," which she presently pro
duced. All then seated themselves around
A dead silonco reigned. Roso shuffled
tho cards, turned them with their faces
down, and thon, addressing her right-hand
neighbor, Mr. Sterne, in a low voice, sbo
"What would you with tho Sybil I"
"I would know tho future partuor of my
life," was tho formal answer.
Tho young man hesitated for a while,
trailed, and, rejecting all those cards that
wero nearest himself, put his haod under
tho pack, and withdrew tbo lowest one.
! "Read!" ho said, extending tho card to
"Hear I" sbo exclaimed :
" 'A widow, beautiful as light,
'Twill ho your I I lo wed
Witha richjoiniure which .lull pour
, lis blessings on your beads. 11
Thcro was a general clapping of hands,
aud shouts of laughter
It was now Miss Jessie's turn to test her
fate. Being a young lady, sho would not
i put tno question in mo. usual iorm, duc
merely inquired what should be her futuro
fate, '1 ho answer drawn was
.. .To dandle fools and chronicle small beer-' M .
a reply that nearly extinguished Miss Jen-
sio for tho evening.
"I declare, if hero is not Mr. Hugh
Ilawo r'oxclaimed tho lively Lilly, as tho
old miser sauntered deliberately to the ta-
ble, and stood looking with indolent curi-
; osity upon tho game of tbo young pooplo
"Come, Mr. Hawo! I declaro, you shall
have your fottuno told!"
"Well, well tho commands of young
ladies nro not to bo disoboyed," replied
J-tba old man, gallantly, as he extended hi?
hand and drow a card, which ho passed to
,,Amid a profound silonco, and in a sol-
cran voioo, she road
"Thy file lonnn lull ofliorrort From false friends,
Near al hind, perdition threatens Ihecl
A featfnl sign stands In thy heuseof llfst
Anencmy aflend lurksctosc htliliid
Theradunco oflhe lanct. Oh, be warnell' "
"IMiaw I what serious niookoryl" ex
claimed tbo old mm, scornfully, as ho
hind him, peeping over his shoulder,
"Will youpormitmoto test my fortuno?"
inquired tho "fascinating" Dr. Hawo. .
"And what would you with tho Sybil I"
was tho response.
"I would know the future".
"Drawl" said tho Sybil, in a tona of
wiling his graceful hut most sinister
smiles, the doctor drew a card, and passed
it to tbo reader.
"Hear!" said tbo latter, liftiDg tho tablet
of fate and reading
' 'Ikntis thee I thon fcarest Ihe solemn high It
Willi her pieielng ttflrs, and her deep winds iiiighlt
1 here s a lone I nhr r voice thou lam would t shun,
Tor it asks what the secret soul hath iljne 1
And thou I the re's a weight on thine t-awayl
Ilacktu Ihy homocml pray ! "
"Look ! I declaro how pale the doctor
has grown I" cxidaimod tho flippant Jessie.
"One would really think, to look at him,
that 'a deep remorse for somo unaoted
crime' preyed on him."
"iNonsenso! Jugglery! said tho latter,
turning away lo conceal his agitation.
Tho eyes of Ilonora Paulo followed him
with the deepest interest thero was that
upon his brow that she had never seen be
The next in turn was Agnos. Turning
to her, Roso said :
"What Beck you in tho inagio circle,
"My destiny," answered tho luscious
'Invoke tho knowledge I"
Agnes drew a tablet, and passed it, ns
usual, to the Sybil, who read
"'Oh.aek n.e not to speak thy fate!
Oli tempt me not to tell.
The doom ska'! make th desote.
The wrong thou may. st noi quell I
-fvsy Jixsayl far death uould It
ccn as a merry unto thtl ' "
Agnes shuddered, and poycrcd bcr faco
with her hands.
"Put up tbo tablet!! ! Tboy are growing
fatall'' said I!oso.
" Not for tho world I now that eich
word is fate ! Thero is a couple yst to bo
disposed of! Miss Paule, draw noarl"
said Mr. Heine.
The cheek uf Ilonora Paulo changed;
yet striving with a feeling that sho felt to
be unworthy, sbo smiled, reached forth her
hand, drew a tablet, and passed it to tho
Sybil, who, in an effectivo voice, read
. 'it how is this 1 A dream is on my soull
I seeabrido ail crowned with flowers, and smiling
Asia delighted vision on Ihe brink
01 a dread chasm and thou art she I "
Ilonora heard in siloncc, in remember
ing tho 6trungo correspondence of these
lines with tbo prediction of the astrologer,
made long ago, endeavoring t convince
herself that it was mere coincidence, and
vainly trying to subduo the foreboding of
"Mr. Dulanio I" said Roso, shuffling tho
tablets, and passing Ibcm to him.
He drow a card, and returned it to bo
The sybil took it, aud a thrill of super
stitious terror shook bcr framo as sho
" -Vitgraci and ill.
And ihamrfu! dl2t ars nese '
An irrepressiblo low cry broko from
tho pallid lips of Ilonora. "Throw up tho
cards!" sho said; "It is wicked, this
tampering with the mysteriw of tho fu
Tbo above is tbo commencement of "rs.
Southwor'.h's groat story, which is now
being published in the New York Ledger.
Wo givo this as a samplo ; but it is only
tho beginning of this most interesting, fas
cinating, aud beautiful talc tho balance,
or continuation of it, can only bo found
i in tbo New York Ledger, the great family
paper, for wutcn tbo most popular writers
in tbo country contribute, and which can
' -n fnitn,! ! pll ll,n tln-q thrnnrrbnnt. tlin
city and country, whero papers nro sold.
. Remember and ask for the Now Yor!:
I Ledger of January 10, and in it you will
' get tho continuation of tha story from whero
' it leaves off here If you oannot got
copy from any news ofGoi, the publisher of
j tho Ledger will mail you a copy on iho re-
ceipt of fivo cents.
Tho Lodger is mailed, to subscribcrs,at
S2 a year or two copies for 83. Address
your letters to Robert Bonner, publisher,
-I t Ann street. Now Yom. It is tho hand
J,somert and best family paper in tho conn-
try, elegantly illustrated, qnd character
ized by a high moral tone.
Tho niory is, of itself alono, worth tho
pricp of iho Ledger. To peruso the Tits
tory of tho lovely hcroino, Miss Paule
how sho came to bo a brido for only an
evening, and all the strango and absorbing
particulars connected therewith, will hi a
treat lor all who take tho trouble to get the
Her smile so rxfttherhenrt sokind,
II er voice lor pity's tones so fit.
All speak tier woman hut her mind
Llfl her where bards and sages tit.
A TALE OP LOVE AND RETRIBUTION.
Rachel Bently, tho.loyely daughter of
ono of tho richest merchants' of London,
having married Georgo Hoffman, ono of
her father's clerks, duriog tho old man's
absenco in Indi i, he on his return disin
herited her and discharged George. The
latter being overwhelmed by disappoint
ment, took to drink, and in a few years
became a habitual drunkard ; his wrfb sup
porting herself and two children Richard
now a fine boy in his thirteenth year, and
Mary, a sweet child of six by selling, ono
after another, Iho remains of her once cost
ly wardrob'o and jov.clry.
Ou tho last day of December of the year
in which our story opens, Rachel was with
out food, light or fire, and that very day
tho rent must be paid,
Littlo Mary was moaning for broad, and
crying with cold.
: Tho drunken father was at tho dram
chop.. - '
Tho agonized mother had but. one moro
articlo of value left a lockot containing
a lock of her father's hair- Sho had
hoped to bo able to savo this, tho last me
mento of her oncei happy homo. But
goaded by littlo Mary's cries for food sbo
seized tho.lockct, rushed to a pawnbroker's
obtained a few shillings, put by tbo amount
of tho rent and with tho rest purchased a
littlo bread and milk for her ohildren, and
then set out, with them, to visit tho' old
confidential clerk of her father, Peter
Mangles, who had ever been kind to her
to cousult him about sending Richard away
from the contaminating influences with
which he was surrounded.
On returning homo lato on New-Year's
cvo from her fruitless visit, for the old clerk
was not nt home, Itachcl discovered that
her husband bad been home and stolen tho
sum she had put by for tho rent from tho
place whero sho had concealed it, and gone
off again to 'I to Crown anl Magpie' tav
em to waste it in drunkenness. Littlo
Mary, chilled and hungry, began to cry
for food, end the suffering mother, in hopes
of regaining a portion of iho raonoy taken
by her husband, set out with her children
to the haunt of vico whither Georgo Hoff
man had gone.
Thcro was a great crowd at tho bar of
'Tho Crown and Magpie.' Tho landlady
a stout vulgar-looking woman, with rib
bous in her cap, a profusion of false curls
a heavy gold chain round her neck, and
numerous rings on her fat finders was
busily engaged in pouring out gin for her
customois j the regular ones sho was treat
ingfor it must not bo forgotten that it
was New Year's ovo.
Such was tho scrno of vico and dissipa
tion which met the cyo and sickened tbo
heart of liachel when, with little Mary iu
her arms, and protected by tho prcsenco of
her son, she vonturcd iuto tho house
'1 Mr. Hoffman hero V sho inquired,
Tho question had to bo repeated several
times before she could get an answer.
'Can't tell tho names of any of my cus
tomers,' replied the mistress of 'The Crown
and Magpie,1 cnapishly.
'Perhaps you will oblige mo by ascer
taining.' 'Too busy, ma'am I Hoi water Sally!
Threo and eight-pence, sir, Half-and-half
'You can't fro in there!' shouted tho
landlady, as Rachel was making h'er way
towards the parlor, 'Mino is a respeoia-
mo imuse; J. aiiow no icmaics noyona tao
'But I am Mr. Hoffman's wife.'
'8o they all say,' answered tho woman,
with a sneer,
Thero was a coarse, mocking laugh from
' tbo crowd cf half drunken wretches stand-
a ing near. Tho eyes of Richard flashed
nnjrily ; but tho voice, and still moro, tho
imploring look of his mother restrained
'Let us return home,' sho said, in a do-
, sparing tone 1 feel faint and sick at
- And leaning ou tho nrm of hor f on, tho
unhappy wife tottered rathcrtlmn walked
from the placo. ,
Tho keen, frosty olr pirtially restorod
her strength and Itachcl procooded with
her children till shb reached tho thorough
fare leading through St. Margarot's church
yard towards tho Almonry, when a faint
moan from Mary, whom .she still carried
in her arms, arrcslet her stops. Sho
placed her hand under tbo thin faded
shawl which covered her; tho child was
cold as ice, and shivering, ns if Beized with
an aguo fi'.
'She is dying I' groaned the tcrror-stiick-en
pareht-'dying fur tho want of food V
Tho heart of her hoy could endure no
more it waB breaking! The cup of mis
ery nnd enduranco had been filled to over,
flowing. Ills brain was on fire tears
could not quench it,
'Take her homo mother!' ho cried
'tako her homo! never fear but I will
bring you food !. Mary shan't dio I I'll
beg beg,' ho added ; 'anything to savo
'Riqhard.l Richard ! do riot lcavo mo !
shrieked his agonized piront. 'Let mo
not lose bolh my children ! if you lovo your
mother, return fur pity's sake ro'urn 1'
Tho appeal oamo too lato. Her son,
stung maddened beyond onduranoe by tho
sufferings of those so dear to him, had bro
ken from Mm the grasp, darted down the.
thoroughfare, and was already beyond tho
reach of her voico.
Rachel clung to tho railincs of tho
churchyard for support, till aeecond moan
stijl fainter than the first,, cent a pang
through hcrniaternal, breast.
'Sho must not die in tho stroetl" mur-
ruurod Rachel. (Home home ! if I have
strength to "reach it.' 1
'Oh, God I' sho cried with a suddon
buret of anguish, 'protect my boy I Shield
him from crime; guard him against vioes
and tho hideous shares which in a thou
sand forms assail unfriended youth ; or
taice iiimy the added Bolcmnly, 'take him
in Thy mercy.'
It was a Christian's prayer wrunu from
a.motbcr's heart, ujterid in faith, in agony
and tears ; and angels bore it to the mercy
Clasping her perishing child vet closer
lo her aching bosom, tho drunkard's wifo
hastoDod to her homo. .
As Richard Hoffman rushed along iho
street, scarce knowing whither ho went,
ana only mtont on tho ono idea of getting
by some means, food for his famished
mother nnd sister, bo wns hailed by Jack
Mandcrs, an impish acquain anco who lived
near Richard's homo, and to whom ho told
tho desperato state in which ho had left
thosi so dear to him. Jack listjned with
much interest, and at onco proposed to
Richard to help him to piok tha pocket of
an old gentleman, who was staring into a
window on the opposito sido of tho street.
Hiohard refused with horror, although
Jack nrgod the necessity of at onco getting
somothing to save the lifo of - bis mother
and littlo Mary.. Jack then undertook tbo
business alono, r.nd just as ho bad relieved
the old gentleman of bis pocket-book, a
policemen sprang from tho doorway to
arrest him; but J ack mado good his escape
Not 6,0 Richard, who was at ohco seized by
the policeman as an accomplice of the es
'I am no thief, sir,' cried Richard break
ing from tbo strong grasp that hold him,
and throwing himself at tho feet of
tho old gentleman, who had just come to
tho sprit, 'though poverty nnd huncor
tempted mo to becomo ono. My inotbor
and sister are starving.'
Tho future history and trials of this poor
boy will bo given in tho New York Ledger
of January 10, which is for sale at all tbo
bookstores and news offices.
A Huoe Porker, On Monday, Gov.
Packer slaughtorcd .a hog, of his own rai
sing, fifteen mouths old, that weighed,
when dressed, four hundred and fifty-threo
pounds. Considering tho extreme youth
of piggy, bo had certainly attained won.
dcrful proportions in fact, a littlo ab 'vo
any of his ago that wo have heard or read
SyThe official roturns of tbo State
election in Wisconsin are at last all in,
oxcept La Pointo county, which is report
ed to havo given a Dcmocratio majority.
The question of tho choice of Governor is
thercforo settled. J. B Cross, Democrat,
is elected by 202 majority over Randall.
Nearly 100,000 votes wcro cast.
lNothing moves tho masses moro
than tho exhibition of deep feeling. It
speaks a languago which the very humblest
can understand, and challenges a rcspocso
which not even tho mosf onllmu nrn din.
! po?ed to withhold.