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AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL
LEVI L. TATE, EDITOR.
"TO HOLD AND THIM TUB TORCH OF TItUTII AND WAVE IT O'ER THE DARKENED EA11TH."
TERMS r 2 00 TN ADVANCE.
(VOL. 18. NO, 12.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, IPENN'A,, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1864.
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"editi:d by lhvi i,. tateVfroprietor
' " Our Oonatltntlon Rnard It over!
liar elorlou. Union hold tt dear !
Our titarry flagforsake It never!
Th. proud Catioaaslan our only peer!
Saturday Morning, May 21, 10G4.
PaT In order to bring up the arrears oi
important polifcal attnlcs criginal and
tu -cle wc have this week established an
out-side Editorial Department for the
Cos- We are in exchange-witti a new and
beautiful democratic paper, published by
OiimbiMland county, I'a., entitled the
Yallcy Sentinel." It is ono of the best
papcrs in the Statu. Wo wish its Lditor
Vv.eiy success, and feci a;surcd that such
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u paptr. wi 1 coiiiuianu a nuerai support.
Wounded. Col. I-L L. Dana, of Wilkc?
Iiarro, and our late neighbor, Mourns
Va.nBusKIUU, of Blooimburg, are reported
to Lavo been wounded in the late ''Hat
(!,., r,f ll,, Wil.lni-nn.o "
ffi-y The continued rains ol last week
Vt'ni this vicinity, 'will ensure the country a
yf .plentiful crop of G rasa. It now looks very
hiniiiii'iiij!. Old Hay, of which there i
jfjjf yet plci ty in our county, wjSJ now be told
" rlnvp. 4 '
One Thomas Dunn, as wc notiet
war news, arrived last wei k at
Washington, from the Seat of War,
4Iiinionsl the wounded Soldiers. The poor
follow has our deep sympathy iD his mi
fortune, and hopp he may speedily recov
er. He presume inif u ucuuur .i iuiih
or a brother of our Thomas Dunn" av
th'-n; would not 'ikoly be two4brolhcr ol
ilic same name, now is it likely, that if he
ware of the Mine breed f our hero,
that ho would exf- have "studied guu
powder,'' but liko'him and his part
hercLWOu' have layed at home, out of
harijPr- llo rob tliciruowriniefif, and.
.The Quota and Credit of Col
The following U a list of the qno'a ol
this oounty under the 700,000 call iu
cludiug the diaft, volunteer and veteran
crndit ; Iso the number of men yet re
quired ofcuch tosvnfhop. The volunteer
-end veteran credits arc up to April 15,
,;,) 801. This list has been madfi up from
.J'ofQcial sourcos :
j liri.irr ree'.t
' Mt ru-.i9ant
TtiK Colu'uibiiB (Ohio) Criais ol the 25th
ult., says: ,lIt is lolly to disguise any
longer the unweleomo fact that tho wheat
i'cr'op of the entire-West is a failure.
5. -Thousands of acres of wlicat;town land are
being floughed up to plant In corn. It is
" the opinion of somo of our best judges that
Tinrn Trill lir. vnrv 1 1 1 1 1 r If n n V . mnrn
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wheat gathered' than was sown last fall.
This is certainly a most discouraging stato
m'ent to leceivc at the present time, wlion
the prices of every article of consumption
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apples will also prove hort
Wiuri: Acuuitted. Wo are
glad to loam that Capt. W. W. White, 1
r late Provost Marshal ol the Lycoming
District, has been honorably acquitted of
' 'the charges pieferrcd against him, and that
,lis dismissal of January last has boon re
"vokcd by the President.
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Tho Pennsylvania railroad com.
pany, have donated 50,000 for tho orphan
WJk oa,uiD uuu ouiuiia uj x uuu
B&" Tho Chicago Time says that tho
fund for tho relief of Vallandigham will
rcaoh the turn of 830,000,
J5ST The Ilepublioaii8 have carried
Warsay, Indiana, nnd eloc'ed a negro
bather Road Supervisor,
The Ago ofJ3orruption.
Ool. WM. H.'Huttcr, publishes a fear-
leis democratic journal, in Northamploa
county, entitled tho ''jEaston Acpus.'
Wo like its manly tone and noblo indepon-'
dence, In a Into issue, Col. IIulter,says :
almost every mail brings us somo ad. ,
ditional ovidenco of the entire want of in-1
tcgrity pervading every department of our I
govcrumoiil. If this nation is not thor-!
ougblv demoralized, no nation over was.
Ono oilicer after another is proven guilty
of dishonest practices while in ihc dis
charge of his publio duties. . The hand
somo and amiable Dutlor, down at Fort
rota Monroe, is publicly declared a thief,
tlu I'rtnost Marshal of Ualtimore, (a
mean i'ankee Fisit,) is font to the Pen
itentiary, for taking bribes' and robbing
Ladies' trunks, and last Friday, Hon,
Frank Dair a Itepublican Congress
man ftoin Missouri, publicly declared on
the floor of Congress, that tin Treasury
Department over which Mr. Chase pro
sides, was corrupt from stem to stern,
that it was a neat of debauehd thieves and
scoundrels. that the Treasury had been
defrauded out of millions to eurioh Chate's
relative!', and that Ciiask himself was r
partner to the eiimc.
If these abolitiou goutlemcn tell tho
liuth, and we have no icasou to disbe
lieve them, this government has fallen into
tho bauds of ns graceless a set of rascals
us ever wore 'shoe-leather. Wcrcally be
hove that the United Slates government is
at thii moment the most corrupt Govern
ment on the face of tho earth. An equal
number of convicts let looo from any Pi-n-itutitiary,
would noi do worse Stealing
u the order of the day
Honeity U no
longer a recommendation. Ouly so that a
man is "loyal" and sound on the Nigger,
he can steal as much as lie pleases. Oc-.
casionaly one of the small fry like Fish is
cut to the State prison but great scoun
drels like liutler, who steal millions, not
ouly go toot Iroo but arc kept in pow.
or aud fill nlaocs of honor and
War is at all times a great evil in itself,
but when att army ofoffiuals take advan-
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toge ol it to unit tnctr pocKets vrim me
oarnlngs of the people, the burden becomes
(ultuoat insupportable. All things havo an
end and wo may well a-k what will be
tho end of all this !
If thin corrupt abolition administration
it continued iu power four yours more, if j
the thieves who havo fastened themselves ;
upon the publio treasury, aro allowed to J
Keep on at nieir msuoncM wont auotuer
presidential term, tho cry of Repudiation
will ari,ie and become popular. There is
a limit to liuuriu endurance. The lat ,
pound on the camels back will break j
down even that btrong beast,
We implore the people to look into
these things. Dj you not no that your
rulers are the most corrupt men that ever
disgraced any country ! Do you not see
the evidenco of this fact staring you in the
faco at all points. What thcu is your du
ty ? Clearly to hurl (hem from power.
Avail ourselves of every constitutional
remedy to put an end to the reign of shod
dy iheivej aid restore the government to
what it w.is iu the good and pure days of
our lath '.'is.
CSy Oupt. Soinmcs, during his cruise in
I Indian Seas, has destroyed seven fedoral
ships, and he reckons tho damage ho did
at five millions of dollars.
EST Old Abo has issued another Proc
lamation, requesting everybody to thank
God for what has been douo, and ask him
to assist us iu what is still to bo done !
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spring weather was nover more remarkably
i excmnlifi.'d than in tho suddenness with
, oach other of late, Storm chases storm
' across the skv. with dolioious intervals of
sunshine, The sweet refreshing showors,
which so groatly benefit vegetation, com6
and depart with u suddenness that is ex
traordinary eveu in our changeful climate.
TUftr Simon Cameron has beon mado
Chairman of tho Abolition State Central
Commitece, in opposition to tho wishes of
a largo majority of the delegates to the
late Harrisburg Convention, who signed a
letter to Mr, George V. Lawrence, tho
President, requesting him to make the
Han. Alexander K. MoCIuro, of Franklin
county, the Chairman of that Committee,
Thcro is great dissatisfaction among tho
onti-Cameron wiwr of the "Loval"dia
' unionists at tho arbitrary disregard of
their prefereneo by Mr, Lawrenoo.
A Cold-Blooded Murder A Man
ohoots llis Sistcr
Tlio Lycoming Gazette ays : - A cold
blnoded nod doliberato murder was com-
miltcJ Woodward township, about two
m,cs aoovo Linden, on Sunday afternoon,
TllG facl9 80 far as wo could gather them,
aro as ,0,loW8: Jaco" Lowmiller, and
nis sistcr lnny, (both unmarried,) kept
1101180 t0getlicr' bu' forsomo time past had
not lived upon amicable terms. J ho bro-
thcr was a drinking man, and tho sister,
was in tho habit of scolding him frequent
ly. It is alleged that,ho had often threat
cued to kill her, uud had several timos
given her beatings. On the Sunday pro
ceeding the murder, ho said ho would
shoot her and thcu shoot hitnsslf. (Somo
Bay he then fixed the day upon which ho
committed tho deed as the time he would
do it ) On the day of tho murder he took
his gun and made demonstrations to carry
his threat, of a week before ,iuto execution,
whioli bo frightened a ncico living with
tlieni, the only person about the houfo,
that she ran to a. neighboring farm homo
to givo the alarm. Whilst sho was gone,
Lowmiller shot his sistcr, then loaded his
gun and shot her a second time both
times iu the head killin;; her instantly
He then took his gun and escaped Into the
woods, near by, and has not sinco been
heard from. It is supposed that ho first !
shot her from the tho outside ol the house,
by firing through the window, and then j
went inside and shot hor the second time. (
Some suppose that aficr getting into tho '
woods the murderer carried ost the rest of
i his threat, by shooting himself, but thosu
I who know the man best think different
ooarci, uas uuen maoc ror mm, out up to
tuis ;imc no iraco oi mm iiaa urun ui.-- ,
, , , , , . I Last autumn I was invited with my pa
covered after ho entered the wo Ms. lne , ' r
, , rents and mv two sisters' to spend a couple
murdered woman was G4 years of age, : lid , . , ,
, , , , of weeks at Firsrove with the Rontons.
her murderer about 5!3 yeur. , ,, ; f , . .
J Mamnru rclu-ivd at first to let mo go, bo-
. , ' cauo sho thought that four persons were
M.,B'-'aUplHUUillCul.,eD0 f()r ()m; p.)rtyi bnt Mr3Rcnton
The following is the Legislative Appor-1 woui,j not ij8len t0 i,or ghe said that,
1 tioxuieut bill, passediat the recent scion
of tho Lcfiulaturo, districting tho Sialo
t0 Senatorial and House of Uepre.-enta-
tlvft r!!trtft!a Tnr til, tinvt GAl'nn i-nn.a
i-- i j-
1, '2, 3 and 4, Philadelphia eity, 4
ii. Ohesur, Delaware and Montgomery, 2
0 liuoks l
. jj.mgu uuu 11 unuanipiou,
10. Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne,
Bradford, Susquo'"auna and Wyom
1 jo Luzerne, 1
' la. Potter, Tioga, M'Koen and Clinton, 1
14. Lycoming, Union and Snyder, I
15. Northumberland, Montour, Columbia
and Sullivan, 1
10, Dauphin and Lebanon, 1
17 Lancaster, 2
18. York and Cumberland, 1
10. Adam and Franklin, 1 I
20. Somerset, 'Bedford and Ftilton, 1
21. Biair, Huntingdon, Centre, Mifflin,
Juniata and Perry,
oo, Cambria, Indiana aud Jefferson 1
23. Clearfiold, Cameron, Clarion, Forest
and Elk, 1
24. Westmoreland, Fayctto andGreeDe.l
j 20. Bearer and Wasbigton
27. Lawrence, Butler and Armstrong,
2b. Mercer, Veuango and Warren,
20. Orawlord aud Erie,
CarboD iind Monroe,
Wayno aud Piko,
Susquehanna and Wyoming,
Lycoming, Union and Snyder,
Columbia and Montour,
Tioga and Potter,
Clinton, Camoron and'M'Kean,
Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin,
Perry and Franklin,
Somerset, Bodford and Fulton, ,
Bradford and Sullivan,
Cioarfield, Elk and Forest,
Clarion and Jefferson,
Indiana and Westmoreland,
Beaver and Washington,
Venango and Warrou,
Lawrsnco, Mercer and Butler,
Tli. followlnt ciqulilte llttlopocm li ly Mla'i Ade
lalJe Anne rroctci, daughter of "Barry Coriiw.ll,"
uhoio death wm recently anaouncod :
V'Whitli life, father I"
'A battle, my rhild,
Where the tlrongcil lance may fall,
Vlicrc tlio wariest eye. may be beguiled,
And the atuutett heart may juall;
Where tho foo. aro gathered on evury hand,
And rest not day or iiljtir,
(And the feeblo little onei muit atmd
iIn the thickest of the fight I
VWhat li death, fojlirrl"
Tlio rct, my child,
When the itrifu and the toll are o'or ;
The angel of God, who, calm and mild,
Say. we need fiht no more :
Who drivcth away the dimon band
Uli! s the din of the batllo ccate :
Take, the banner and apear from our failing hand
And proclaim, an eternal ptace,"
"Lei mo die, father I I treiibte and fear
To yield in that terrible. tri fo I"
"The crown muat be won for Heaven, dear,
In tho battle.ncld oflif,
My child, though thy foe. are atrong and tried,
lie loveth the weak .ltd email,
The angcla of Heaven aro on thy aide,
And 'j'oJ iaovcr all I"
OUR MARRION'S MARRIAGE.
A Beautiful Story.
"Mrs. Crofton ! Mrs, Crofton 1 "How
odd it anncars to me to be called Crofton.
anJ MrBj loo , T oan uardlv believe that
l am mBrricd although I am writing in
tMi library, and my husband has
i,,,-, tlia ,..; t.: n , iina t.
w,& really wonderful-tho. way it all e.amo
:lbouti jt woul(j 0L.rtaialy never have
happened but for my visit tc'Mrs. Ronton,
' a,inTt froI11 lUi; pl1!a.uro of seeing me, bIic
found mo invaluable when the houso was
full, because I did a thousand things for
her convenience aud the pleasure of her
I f,ii..l4 u'liiMi ft cpri'finr. I'nnlrl'ii'f irt mill
j uo otber vliitor woud Uo . nu'a that she
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should like to keep me not only two weeks
but two years
My sisters had each a regular outfit for
the occasion, but mamma said that I need
ed nothing. I suppose she was right, for
I had a sprigged muslin for the warm
days, mado out of a dress whioh Josephine
had worn tho year before, and for cold
weathor I had green silk, mado of ono of
Georgiana's, Thoy pierced a tiifio, to be
sure, for they had originally been low in
the waist, and, I woro nothing that didn't
buttou to the throat; but I hod a good
supply of crimped ruffles to wear with them
and I thought then, and think still, that
they were very pretty,
Mrs Ronton appeared delighted to see
me, although my bisters smiled at my creud-
utity in tmniving uer siuccre, my noart
went out to meet her. Perhaps sho didu't
mean it at all, but I imagined she did, and
that put me at ease at onco.- I still believe
that I was right, for die gavo mo a little
room which had belonged to her daughter
Agnes, a lovely child, who died when she
was only ten yesrs old. I Thcro was her
portrait, exquisitely painted, and' with a
heart full of love Icoking out from tho meek
blue eyes and voicing itself in tho curves of
tho delicately moulded lips.
Thero, too, herbookoaso carved rose-
wood with glass doors some of tho most ; when behold lato in tho evoning ho re-ap
worn volumes, which were mature enough peared, accompanied -by v young sister,
for girls of eighteen, There, also, were whom ho called Angelica, and who was
her writing desk and her work basket wi.h both pretty and good natured ; and bring
needles in an unfinished leaf, just as sho , ing a man sorvant, thrco saddle hortes and
loft it, The chambermaid told mo that 1 1 two dogs. Oddly enough, everything was
was the first person who had occupied tho changed for me from that moment. An
ehamber sinco Agnos died j and although ' gelio (sho insisted upon nio calling her by
t was a little awed, and perhaps a little her first uatnoj took turns with me in play
frightened, when I first went into it, I ing tho piano, aud whilo she was at tho
think its tranquil atmosphere, aud tho mo- instrument I danced with her brother.
morits of generosity and self-denial whioh Sho occasionally took my seat at tho whist,
thronged about the beautiful picture, help- table, allowed herself to bo beaten at chess
ed mo to bear patiently tho annoyance by Blakeiuan,atid aided mo in tho uurscry
whioh I experienced during my siay. I game.
For thera wero annoyances which I could ' One of the new taddlo horses was kopt
not avoid, aud which were at times hard for my sole use, and the two splendid dogs
to enduro ; although I cught not to com-1 were never so happy as whon trotting
plain, sinco they occurred in couscqiiencc by my sido about tho grounds or curlad
of tho favor in whioh I was bold by those ' up at my feet whilo I studdied my diction
persons whom I admired and loved the 1 aries and grammars. Mr, Crofton was
most. Tlio very first night after my- arri-' as teasing as ever when there wero liston
val at Firgrove, Mrs, Renton sat down at ors about, but ho defended mo adroitly
my bed, For a few moments sho was si-' against Amelia Monkton and tho Allans,
lent and I know by hor looks that it mado ' who seemed togrudgo mo even a look at
hor sorrowful to seo me in Agnes' place, his faco, and "ho seldom failed to 6hare tho
So I put my arm round her ncok,and ask- library with uiu for at least a part of three
ed her to lot mo bo,as far as I oould,a true Inurs confinement,
daughter of tho house, apd do, as far aa I 1 8omtime wo wrolo letters, but moro
knew how, all that Agnes would do if she
wcro there insload of inc.
Mrs llcuton did not answer immediately
she wept silently, but I don't think thcro
was any bitterness in her tears, Bye and
bye sho kissed me without saying anything
Of Agnes. Instead or alluding to her, she
told in 6 that somo of her guests wero sel
fish and exacting, and demanded mora
than their sharo of attention ; others wero
feeblo and had a claim upon her, while sho
desired to keep alittlo time for Mr. Ronton
and look a little after the twins, Maggie
and Annie "Ono day," tho continued,
"ono day, my dear you will know what
I laughed and answered that I should
never have a house of my own, for 1 was
so small and dark and awkward that mam
ma despaired of seeing mo married, and 1
was quito coutont to remain papa's darling
for that was the title which he always
gave me. ,
Mrs. Ronton replied pleasantly tb'a,t sho
knew vory well from papa hew necessary
I was to him, but that it was just possible
that I might becomo as indispensable to
another as I was to him.
After she left rae I lay awake a long time
wishing I could know tho very words papa
used when he spoko of me to her ; for al
though 1 knewhp loved me very dearly,
ho never told mo so except by tho tone of
his voice and the warm glance of his eyes.
Tho principle topid of conversation among
a part of the guests at Firgrove was tho
anticipated arrival of Mr. Gilbert Crofton,
a brother of our hostess. Miss Amelia
Monktou and her brother Conrad declared BUCh tiresome path, and over buch wcari
him to be by far the best match in the 80mo hills that everybody was full of com
oountry. They spoke of him as romarka- , plaints except Angelioa and I, and after
bly handsome, of good family, possessed that, he politely set the rest aside. 1 en
of a beautiful mansion, they said, with a 'joyed these' walks perfectly, because Mr.
magnificent lawu and garden,a fine libary Crofton was at once so gentle and, so outer
and endless quantities of silver and linen. ! taiuing. It was delightful to liston to fino
I heard his name so often that I grew cu- I poetry and spicy anecdotes amid tho charm-
rious, and when a week passed by without ,
bringing him, I said' that I hoped wc should ,
have a peep at him boforo wo should leave,
I was sorry a minute after, for Joscphino
laughed snecriugly, and Georgiana replied
that I expeoted to make a couquost of him.
llodidarrivo the same evening, but 1
saw very little oi him, for in the carriage
for mo to drive, or a horse for me to ride
and if walking was proposed tho twins
were Euro to want me to dress their dolls
or help on with a game. Then in the
evening I was always needed to play the
piano for tho dancers, or make a fourth
at whist or bo beaten at chess by old Mr.
Blakcman,who was so pettish aud quarrel-
some over the board that every one but me
declined his invitations.
When the fortnight was over my parents
and sisters returned homo, but Mrs. Ron
ton wouldu't listen to the proposal to tako
me with them. Sho said that she had not
beeu able to do any thing for my pleasure
and that I must remain until there wcro
fewer guests, so that I might havo my
share iu the festivities of the house. Af
ter a de-il of talking, mamma consented to
,0BVO me 0 oomn,ion tiat i w0id flponu
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It Ua, d German.
j Cl,)fum left tho gaino raor;I)g tl)nt
..... fr:end!. dlJ nnd i didr..t exneot t0 soe
; biin a2ain . nor did i fee, imy regrQt. for
, ,vheI1 ' . bo noticcd me a. vvas in
such a teasing way that I had hard work
to appear indifferent. When I was flesh
and in good spirits I ached to say some
thing sharp unmuideuly, and when 1 was
tired out the tears would scarcely bo kept
bsek, I think I really enjoyed his absence
frequently ho read with rno Italian and
German poets, instructing respecting tho
forco and point of tho diction quoting kin
dred passages from other writers, and ex
plaining such imagery anl allusions as I
didn't fullv understand. At suoh moments
thero was in his mannor a minglod defer
enco, and tendorneas which wholly won my
confidence, and I Bometimos looked up i
suddenly from my book, half doubting if'
i i- i ...1 .1 . :r;
indeed .he wero tho same person who shot
bo many sparkling arrows at me in the pre
sence of tho other guests.
My wardrobe began to look scanty, and
although Amelia Moukton and the three
Allans sneered at my one evening dress, I
should never havo thought of asking mam
ma for anything. Mrs. Kenton must have
hinted to her the propriety of tending mo
sumo moro garments, for soon alter she
j had added a postscript to one of my letters
1 received a handsoniu silk, cherry and
'fit . . .1 ! 1 1. IrniA. n
uiacK, neauuiuiiv iniumou wuu iv,
maroon colored merino, with nice velvet
ribbons, and a stout walking dress, with
extravagantly heavy boots. Amelia and
her companions meored again at my pro
paratlon for a winter campaign, but Mr
Crofton, who dropped into Mrs. Kenton's
private- sitting room whilo sho was looking
at tho articles, exclaimed upon seeing tho
boots that thoy whero just tho things I
needed, and that be would ask me to try
them in an excursion to the Crags, a high
bluff which commanded a lovoly land.capo.
Accordingly, the next morning ho made
up a party for walking, but ho led as pur-
posely, I have sinco ascertained tnrougn
iDg sconory whioli wo passed, an although
1 could add but liltlo from my own stories
to the conversation, yet I am sure my face
must havo expressed the pleasure which I
M oltv was not always cheerful. Tho
1 idoa that Mr. Croftou could regard me as
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, anything but a inero school girl had not
. occurred to ma. Mrs. Ronton told mo ana
i others that her brother was pleased to find
in 'tho houso a child intelligent enough for
j a companion, yet too young for flirtation
and scandal.and that wero I older ,ho would
I not permit himself to offer such .marked
j attentions. Yet Miss Monkton aud hor
(set mado me so uncomfottably by. fcrice of
j petty annoyances that I dreaded to enter
the drawing room onco or twice l even
. . a
dined iu the nursery with tho twins to es
cape their little malice.
I could not accomplish this, do as I
would. 1 was sitting with ,maggieone
twilight, holding her hand whilo she went
to sleep, when Amelia and Conrad stopped
to talk in ths hall. Tho door was partly
opened, but they did not perceive it, and
as my namo wfs almost tho first word
spoken, 1 could not refrain from quietly
listening to what came next,
"How ridiculous Gilbert Croftou's man
or is toward that absurd child," taid
"She ins't absurd, and he isn't ridieu
lous," responded Conrad. "She is abright
little thing, homely to bo sure, but porfeot-
ly unassuming, and good natured almost
to a fault : and ho I imagine, is glad to
nnnift ocross one of the sex who dosen't
say 'yea' eternally to his remarks and pro
positions howover extravagant they may
At any rato it ins't for him to bo so
exclusively in his attentions. By and bye
she will think ho wants to marry her.
Perhaps ho will want to marry her, but
1 loso my guess if she ins't as much aston
ished us auybody when ho tolls her so, if
ever he does. One thing, however is eer-
lain, Amelia, you only lower joursclf by
joining theso ill bred Allans in snubbing
Miss Marion. I havo seen Croltou s faco
turn absolutely white with rago when Clara
Allan had slung: her with her mean, sus
Tho speakers passed ou, leaving mo
grieved and angry, and crushed beneath
tho vague sense of injustice which I could
not entirely understand. I half resolved
not to go down to dinner, and then I re
membered that Angelica was gone, and no
one would bo willing to play for tho dan
oiug or to boar poor Mr. Blakeman's pot
tishness ; so instead of indulging mysell in
ono unhappy ovouing nlone, I mado my
prettiest toilot,did my duly thoroughly and
cheerfully, and was rewarded by a pro-
oious half hour with Mn. Renton iu hor
room before retiring to mine.
, The Monktons and Allans departed,
and two other nets eauio end wont; but
my hostess still found coma excellent rea
son' why I should remain, cspetiill after
Angelica had left. For two. weeks e had
an old gcntloman who wanted soraobody
to read to him every day, so I gave iny
thrco hours of translation, a good exorciso
for him and for pie, sinco I always Beleot
od something lively, if not positively comic
tv- . .
IScxt an aunt of Mrs. Benton's arrived,
who was nearly blind' Usually, during
her visit, Mrs, Ronton was her constant
companion. She walked, and drove, and
8at deside her, describing everybody and.
everything uBout them, and suggestions
whioli in conversation aro telegraphed
by the eyes.. But I took her place, a
groat relief to her and no hardship to nis,
especially as Mr. Crofton sometimes as
sisted mo for an hour, thus givihg mo t'roi
to run about tho garden and fulfill my
promisos to mamma
I had been at Firgrove three months
when papa wroto me that ho could no
longer sparo his darling. Mr. Crofton
brought the letter to- me in the library, and
stood waiting for mo to road it, nftor which
ho wished mo to join Mrs. Ronton and
himself in a walk to tho Crags.
"What does pa writoT ho asked, as I
boart tr refold tliO sheet.
"Ho writes that I must go home direct
ly, for ho cannot sparo his darling any
longer.'' ' '
Then Mr. Crofton said gravely and
tenderly, "Neither can I spare rny dar
Notwithstanding ho was so serious, I
thought he was making sport of me. My
cheeks crimsoned and my'oyes flashed, and
I said, "When jou havoteasled we bore-
toforo, Mr. Of ofton, it has been on differ
ent subjects. To maks sport of rao now
amounts to an insult."
"I am not making sport of you, Mar
rion,'' ho answered very gently. "I havo
loved you, God alonq,. knows how much,
ever since the first week of 'our acquain
tance, whon you moved so" quietly about,
sending peaco and sunshino through tho
discordant elements of my sister's houso.
I ought to have spent this autumn at As
pinholt, but I could not leave you. I
cannot part with you now, Marion. Let
mo try to makoyou love mo."
ne took my haud as he spoke and
looked full into my eyes. I think' ho Eaw
thero an answering fervor, for that moment
I become conscious of my affection for him
an affection that had beed strengthen
ing hour by hour for many days. He
must have seen it,I am sure,for ho snatch
ed rae up in his arms, aud carrying rao
straight to Mrs. Rcnton's sitting room, ho
exclaimed, "Mary, I have won her 1"
I expected that Mrs. Renton would bo
overwhelmed with astonishment, and per
haps anger, but sho embraced inc quietly
and warmly, and said, "Three months
ago, dear Marion, I know that you would
one day bo Gilbert's and mine.''
Mr. Ronton accompanied Gilbert and
mo to my homo. Papa was silontly hap
py to sec mo again, silently sad at tho
thought that ho had ceased to bo first in
iny heart; but 1 connot desoribo the ro
ceptiou mamma and tho girls, gave us.
Thero was a refined deferrwneo in their
1 maimer toward my companion, wutcu 1
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iiuvei auw luuiu cuiuiu uuiuu, uuu uid
they were, for the first time, heartily affeo
tionato. The period of potty neglect and
j small snubbing was over, as also was that
of dresses made to disregard garments.
Scaiccly, indeen, was Mrs. Renton out
of tho house, before mamma started for
the city to commence preparations for a
I can with difficulty persuado myself
that that was six months ago, or that 1 am
really writing in this noble library, with
my husband's kiss warm upon my lips,
and tho servant's "Mrs Crofton" echoing
in my ears.
Conductor Killed. Mr. Wright, a
conductor on tho Williamsport & Elmira
Railroad, was killed on Wodtiosday, near
Canton, by beiDg thrown from tho plat
form of a car.
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Yk dlreot attention to tho Meeting of
tho Agriotltural Sooiety, lo day, ia tho
Court Houso, Bloomsburg.
It is staled that Gen, A, L. Leo
and ninotcen other officers aro under ar
rest in New Orles for declaring that
the Red River expedition was not for fight
ing, but for thieving and speculating.
Miscegenation, aocording to radi
cals, U a new way of carrying th? war in
to Africa. Louisville Democrat,
S Tho women. of Utah have recently
altered tho orthography of thoir oreed.
They now spell it Mmcmm.