Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, January 16, 1858, Image 1
D D AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER. LEVI L. TATE, ) Editor, Publisher & Proprietor. J "To hold and trim the torch of Truth and "Wave it o'er the darkened Earth" $ ?. 2 TERMS i l une One Dollar & Scvenij-flvc els, in Advance, YOL. XL-NO. 45. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1858. YOL. XIX; Cnlantlmt Jintorrut. Pullislted every Saturday Morning, by LEVI L. TATE. , In Bloonisburg, Columbia Oo Office. In the. new Brick Building, op posite the Exchange, by side of the Court Ilouse'Scmocrat'ic head Quarters." terms or lun.icniPTio.Y. $1,00 In ntlranoo, for one cupy, fur clx niontbs 1,75 In advance, for ono copy, ono year. 2,1)0 If not paid within tho first three months. 2,25 If not paid within tho firstslx months. 2,50 If not paid williln tho vent, , ITU 3llU3l iu.vii iui iiioaiuiiiiDiAluvillin, and no iMpurillscoutlned until all Arroaraccsshnll hsvo boon paid. ID" Ordinary advertisement! Inserted and Job work executed at the established prlcce. lUIriiUOltti LOCK II OS V I T A L DOCTOR JOHNSTON, 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. Matriage. 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 Organic Wakmsi 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 lucJiJtrl) . 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 prudneed. '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 - ... . Organic Weakness. 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 Young Men 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 coiiteuiplatitig Marriage 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 the nftlicled, Take Notice, 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 FALL ARRIVAL. 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 Callaudsuo. Nochargaj , th;iiM-,iii.'r .....irj t.Mli tfyoTtum ir elatuiniiii Ri.uds. DAVID LOWBNIIERG losrEitar; Aaj ;:, l?37 Selected Jpoctrii, irHtiiiatsp aas 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. illisccllaucou 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 to devolope. 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 lollows: , 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 wealth. 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 morning. 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 them, answered "Sir, why do you ask mo if I buli'ovo in astrology V " 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 went "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 pass." "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 wealth." 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 joined them. First came Father O'Louberty, tho par ish priest of St. Andrew's Church, at Orossland. 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 Ilonora Paule. 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 the table 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 demanded "What would you with tho Sybil I" "I would know tho future partuor of my life," was tho formal answer. "Draw !" 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 'ho aylnl "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 .l,l J-tba old man, gallantly, as he extended hi? hand and drow a card, which ho passed to tho Sybil. ,,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 assumod sternness. 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 fore. The next in turn was Agnos. Turning to her, Roso said : "What Beck you in tho inagio circle, lady!" "My destiny," answered tho luscious tones. '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 her heart. "Mr. Dulanio I" said Roso, shuffling tho tablets, and passing Ibcm to him. He drow a card, and returned it to bo perused. The sybil took it, aud a thrill of super stitious terror shook bcr framo as sho read " -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 ture 1" 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 Ledger. ' 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, faintly, 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 directly 1 '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 bin-' '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 i him. 'Let us return home,' sho said, in a do- , sparing tone 1 feel faint and sick at 1 heart." - 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 her!' '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 eeatonjiigh. . 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 oaped pickpocket. '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 of. 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.