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U. S. GOVERNMENT
Vice PEOSIdeIIt—HANNIIIM, HAMLIN,
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Bm:rotary of Interior—. No. I'. MIOIER,
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MO Sheriff—John Jacobs.
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Coroner —David Sal tit
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oy, Mitchell McClellan,
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' Chia( Burgess— Andrew B. Ziegler.
Assistant Zobert .1111 , on.
Town Conned—l.:3qt Ward ithlo.heart.
lo.hun P. Ili der, .1. W. 1). We, zel.
West 11'ard—rieo. I, orris. le.s P., ton, A. CALI,
cart, inn. 11. Parker, .1 /M. D. 11 Ptesident, nl
Council, A...Cathcart. Clerk. Jos. 11'
Borough Treasurer—Jarob Bboeto
lligh t;.iNtahlo .3mouel Sipe Ward Constable,
A ndrow Vnrr.i n.
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Hell, (100 S. ISetoten,
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Cornman, d troet NVorfey It. Matthews.
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trO Square. Rev. Conway P. \Vint; Past --r reeve
every Sunday Morning at 11 o'clock. 1. M., and 7
tecinek. P. M.
Second Presbyterian Church. corner of South
river aII d l'..rolnq streets. Rev John 11 Piti.tor
Services moirimeiice at 11 o'clock, A. 31., and 7 u i e.orls
St. John's Church, ( Prot: Hpls.enual) northeast angle
of Centre thinare. Hey. J C Clef e,.ltect.w. Sre, ken
at 11 o'cloelt A. M., and li o'eloetc. I' M.
ICnglish Lutheran Church, Ited fnrd , between Main
nod Louth, streets. Gov •ob F'rv, Pastor. .Ser
•tee‘ at 11 tp'clork A. and :11..
lierman Itt•E,rmed Church I,..uth,r, 1,tw.•1.11 Ilan
over null Pitt streets. Res. tilumel Philipp, Pastor
Servi,vs sit 11 "'clock A. )I...and n k I' M.
Mothodist R. (Thor (first rhar2;r) corn, of \lain
and Pitt strtolts. Rev. 'noon.), If. fitoolovk. Pastor.
Sol,lens at. 11 o'clo,k A.. 1., and 7 o'rlock I'. M.
Mctliodiqt Ullurrh (oeconil e1002e.) key. S.
Iloomoin, Pastor. Ilervicer in Emory 11 L. Church at 1
o'clock A. M., a rl P. M.
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and ehApol Alley. Rev. B. F. Beck, fasts:. 5v , tees
at 11 e, m., and p to,
St. nitrides Sotholie Ch fret Pon r Soot st.
Pastor. Servo,: every other Sob
bath. at 10 &clod, Vespers at 3 V. )1.
German I,uthoran Church, corner of Pomfret and
Bodfr.ril stroets. Rev C. Fritco, L'astor. leas at
11 o'clock P. M.
te,_When changes in th• almve are necessary the
proper persons are reque•ted to notify 11F.
Rey. Herman M. Johnson, 11. D., President and Pro
ajsor of Moral :. 4 cieneu.
Wllliatn C. Wilson, A. M., Profehsor of Natural
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Wllllvon L. Beewell, A.
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John mood, Assistant In the (I rannnar Saline!.
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
E. Corntuan, President, James .landlton , 11. Sax lon,
R. C. Woodward, !faulty New,ham, Ilumerich,
Sect'y , J. W. Eby, Treshuror, John Sphar, Mes,enger.
Meet on the Ist Monday of each Mouth at 8 o'clock A.
M., at Education Hall.
CVRI.IBLS DE/NISEI' lieNK.—Prosident, R. M. Hender
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senger. Directors, R. M. Henderson, President It C.
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J no. Stuart, jr.
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Ca•hler. Jos. C Hoffer, Teller, Abner C. Brindle., Men.
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Woods., John C. Dunlap, .naac Jiro OA ern U, John S.
eterrat, Saue'l. Hepburn, Direetars.
Cn'illeaAAND VaLLKY ILAILItoA/, CoMPANY.—Prrairlent,
Frederick Watts, Secretor and TreafAlver, Edward
L. Biddle: Superintendent, U. N. Lull. Posseeme
trains three times a day. Carlisle Accomeno talon.
Eastward, leaves Carlisle 5 55 A. M., arriving at Cur.
lisle 5.20 P. M. Through trains Et4tward, 10.10 A. M.
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F.. M. Biddle, llenry Saxton. it. C. Woodward, J, W.
Patton, F. Liarduer and 1)..5, Croft.
Cumberland Star Lodge No. 197, A. Y. M. meets 21 I
Marlon Hall on the 'led and .4th Tuebdays of every
St. John's Lodge No. 260 A. Y. M. Meets 3d Tburs
day of each month, at Marlon Hall.
Carlisle Lodge No.'ol 1. 0. of U. F. Monts Monday
evening, at Trout's huildlnk
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Thursday evening in Rheum's Ilall, 3d story.
The Union Fire Company wa , organized In 1789.
House in Louthor between FM and Hanover.
Tho Cumborland Fhb Company was inatituted Feb
18, 1809. 11.ouso Ln iladtord, Jotwouu Main and Pom
The Good Will Fire Company was instituted In
March, 1855. llousu in Pomfret, near Hanover.
The Itimpire Hook and Ladder Company was inatitu
tied In 1858. House in Pitt, near Main.
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THE FORWARDING AND GRAIN
bushman formerly comluoted by Line, Givler
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DR. WM. H. COOK,
• Surgeon and - Adeott e
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THE CLOSE OF THE WEEK
Tn■ nolso of the anvil and loom and ceased,
And tho buoy world was still.
The sun was whooling adown the sky,
And sinking beyond the hill.
"'Tin Saturdny night," the children Bald,
"And six days' work 18 done,"
And bright eyes gazed through the window pane
For tho father coming borne.
"To morrow's the blessed day of rest.
From care and from labor free,
And mother will alt In the old aria chair,
And wo on dear father's knee.
"And the Sabbath hells will sweetly chime
The holy hour for prayer,
,And the nelichbors then will wend their way,
And we. too. will all be there ,'
Sweet thought: when toiling for daily bread
nd trials distWythe breast—
!When th' weary work of the week Is o'er—
Then cometh a day of riot.
With Utile arms rand his nerl: eutwinod,
And his deer wife by his Fide,
'Tis then the prior DWI Fito enthroned,
1.1:,e a men:ire:l in tug pride.
'•I thnught Flotenee—
"Florence be hanged ! Do you suppose
I don't see that you are spooney upon
Florence? But lookee here, I ; you
want, to marry; now, I don't intend to
let you marry. l'to not going to stand
your being thrown away upon any other
than your Own relations."
"Collie out of that chair, Bill !"
"I won't. It's a comfortable chair.
I'm bent. on telling you my mind. INly
mind has been full of you, Dick, ever
since you began to build this house. That's
a suspicious gallery, shut off by a green
baize door. I said when I saw it, tbdt
means mischief. Ile means that part of
the house for a Nur--"
"Come out of that chair, Bill !"
"I tell you I won't. As to your get
ting nianied, I'm not afraid of Fanny ;
her temper will never stand a mouth's
courtship. She'll show her teeth in a
fortnight. When 1 turned this matter
over in my mind, I said to myself, 'Pick
is safe from /or. But Florence," I said,
'may be dangerous; therefore I'll pretend
to he a little aficted that way myself.'"
"Here, Bill ! Take five pounds—tcko
ten pounds—but come out of that chair!"
M., Professor of the
"f would have done it for less than
that, Dick, but as you are so flush and
free of money, I'll take the ten. Good
evening, Dick; I promised mother to be
back to tea."
With this sudden change Mr. William
took himself out of the chair, and took his
leave. Mr. Richard—too well pleased to
have got him out of the chair to care for
any thing more, and knowing that his
nerves wore incapable of bearing further
strain—rushed up stairs and dived into
bed. A4d, as if fearing that the chair
would pursue him even there, and entice
people to commit themselves, he pulled
the bedclothes over his head, and was
fortunate in being unconscious during the
rest of the night.
THE REST OF THIS MANUSCRIPT HE HAD
WHEN Mr. Blorage awoke in the morn
ing he was reminded by a slight heldache
that something unusual had occurred ;
hut he came out of his cold bath as live
ly and fresh and full of spirits as if he
were the combined essence of two or three
dozen Mr. Bloraiies. I-le pranced down
stairs—his own newly-built and Brussels
carpeted stairs—like a young colt philan
dering in a clover meadow.
This was the great day of the house
warming, to be followed by events that
were perfectly bewildering from the ec
stasy of their anticipation. He was
brought back to a stated common human
bliss by a strong smell of burned wood or
varnish, and found that in making the
tea (ho had lost himself in thinking how
Ban some fair hand might be making tea
for him) he was endeavoring to stuff his
little hot kettle (which phizzed and sput
tered a remonstrance) into his new tea
boy, while the caddy appertaining there
to was catching fire on the hob.
Remedying these mistakes with the ut
most expedition, in turning round he sud
denly encountered the chair, and sudden
ly rernembereti its fatal property.
What was he .to do ? How get rid of
the chair ? Should ho send it away,?
Should he look it up ? Should he destroy•
it ? burn it? annihilate it ? bury RI
As he seized hold ol q, with the in
tention of performing one, or other of
these aots,- he was conscious- of a shcek ;
his arms fell powerless• to his Bides ; and
a little fluttering noise made him look up.
There, on the head of a chair, was the
Lady Verita, her wings expanded, , her
tiny foot just,,pcised on, the carved shin.,
ing top of the chair,.
"It is of no use, Dielc,!' she said, her
little voice' tinkling like silver- music.
"This chair was net, enchanted merely. for
your whim., Sit dovib and listen to'tne."
Dick obeyed, and,lfold out his palm.
Isis. heart .leaped. with , 'joy es the little
lady sprang lightly 'oltto it.'
"Lend me yon r waieh,laok, to Bit up.
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with infinite care and gentleness for her
She seated herself gracefully, having
folded her wings. Once more drawing
out her fleecy atom of a handkerchief,
she used it after the manner of mortals ,
though Dick hardly supposed that any
thing so infinitely delicate as her nose
could stand the test.
"Now, Dick, how naughty you are !
You do not use my gift as you ought.
Why were you thinking of burning my
chair ? Simply because it had done its
duty enabling you to see people vs they
really are, and know their thoughts ?"
"But I do not wish to know them."
"My dear Dick, infinite Wisdom has
given you susceptibility, intelligence, and
reason. You only use the first. You are
commanded to love your neighbor, but
your -susceptibility should. not lead you
into confoundimr all moral distinctions a
mong your neighbors. Beason should
step in, and enable you to make a prat
tical use of susceptibility and intelligence.
Do I make myself understood? I have
had to read up for :t "
"Lovely tad beloved little creature, I
know I and a fool, but let me reap the
fruits of my want of wi-dom. 1 would
rather be foolish for life than entrap oth
ers into sitting in this chair."
"Dick, you require a lesson. Use it
well, be patient, he submissive, and all
will end well, both for you and for me.
bear your door-bell ringing. Adieu,
Dick. Be wise and prudent."
The radiant wings expanded, the little
handkerchief was tied under the tiny
chin, and as Peng2 opened the door to
usher in a visitor the little lady vanish
"Be wise and prudent." The words
kept tinkling a little silver sound in the
ears of Mr. Blorage as ho rose and wel
comed the visitor shown in by Penge.
his first essay at being wise and prudent.
made him hand her (fur it was a female)
at once into the post of honor—the Chair
of Tim; h.
He was glad to perceive that his visi
tor was a pleasant, little wild girl whom
he had met once or twice at Dr. Evans's,
the medical wan of tho neighborhood.
Ile had a general idea that she was the
daughter of an invalid widow, arid that
she was the eldest of a flock of brown
bealthydooking children, to whom she
acted as foster-mother, owing to the ina
bility of their real mother to do any thing
but lie on the sofa, and sigh for ease from
pain and poverty.
Be had so far noticed little Gutty
Bland (who, by. the-way, was won ty• hree
years old, perhaps more) as to admire her
eyes, soft and brown, the exact color of
her hair. As she now sat in the enchant.
ed chair, he was surprised at himself for
never having noticed that she was really
pretty. her sweet innocent face had a
bewitching air about it that peculiarly
pleased him And really, her tiny hands
and her graceful movenienta,strongly re
minded hint of the ways of the little Lady
'' Mantra has sent me here this morn
ing, Mr. Blorage, to beg your acceptance
of the loan of a beautiful china bowl.—
There is nut another like it in England,
and she fancied it would be just the thing
to hold a Trifle to-night''
" I thank her very much; but how did
she know that I was going to have a tri•
fle to night ?"
" Oh, we know it very well. You
give a ball to-night, and from our house
we can see the lights, and faintly here
the music. Jenny and Albert aro to sit
up to-night a little longer than usual that
they may watch the earr.agcs.''
" Then if I accept the loan of the beau
tiful china bowl, I must ask a furor in
" I will promise to perform it, Mr.
Blorage, for I feel sure you will not ask
any thing that I may not promise to per
"I am proud of being so trusted. I
should wish to beg the favor of your com
pany to-night, to see how well the Trifle
looks in the beautiful china bowl."
"Ah, how I wish wo could come ! But
we are very poor, and mammals too great
an invalid to take us out. We shall find
much pleasure, though, in watching your
gayety from our window, and _wu shall be
delighted to think that our china bowl
has helped to ornament your supper-table.
Mamma was sure you would not consider
the offer of it an impertinence."
No, indeed ! Dick was an adept in the
happy art of accepting a kindness in the
Spirit in which it was offered.
"Mamma has had great pleasure in
watiohing the building of your house, XT.
Blorage. She said, a good man is going
to inhabit it, and a good man always ben
efits It' neighborhood."
"Your nituninals rery kind," murmur
ed Dick, confused, end heginning
to blush. He was sdmiriog
so nitioh, thar,,he had forgotten ehe was, a 1
prisoner, and unoonsoious of .the frank-.
ness.of her 'words.. , •
"Mamtna - id-yery - good; -- 111r. Blorage,
as we, her' children, know.' And I ought
to return to her. I proi , nised not to be
absent inore , than half, an hour, and it
must be that now.",
But though she ; looked, distressed and
anxious,' poor Gatty , could no more mov,e
until Mr. Bloragci released her then the
home could move,
CARLISLL PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1865.
He wiped his brow, ran his fingers
through his hair, and prepared for action.
"And so your mamma is glad to have
a near neighbor ?"
"She is glad that you are our neigh•
bor. When it pleases Heaven to' release
her from trouble-and pain, and to begin
our lonelier life of struggle, she thinks
that the sunshine of a good man's heart
may sometimes fall on her poor children
in the shade."
"So it shall, my dear, please God ! But,
Gatty, you must marry.—Would you like
to marry ?" -
"I don't know, Mr Blorage ; but I fear
few will care to marry a little plain girl,
with a turn-up nose, and a heart full of
her own people, and who wants' a nomi.•
"Have you ever seen any one you
would like to marry?" interrupted Dick,
plemed with his wealth of questions
"Only one, and that is you, Mr. Blur
age! Good-by. I must run ad the way
Finding herself released, Gatty sprang
up, and ran o'utof the room : leaving Mr
lilorage turnip , from his natural color to
white, to pink, from pink to crimson,
from crimson to purple.
" Poor little dear thing, that I could
have been so base and dishonorable as to
ask her such a delicate question, when I
had so ninny safe questions to ask—her
age, her brothers' and sisters' names and
ages, her godfathers and godmothers—if
she liked new milk, cheese, egg,s. Gra
cious Heaven! that I. should have dared
to put so preposterous a question, and re
ceive such a—such n--such a—" Dick
could not bring himself to name the qual
ity of the answer. "But it's very pleas
ant to be so undeservedly appreciated—to
be liked and loved for one's own sake.
She is a rice little thing; she is a-pretty
little thing. Her nose certainly turns up;
but I believe there never was a silly per
son known with a turned-up nose. She
is very graceful. Hie flitted out of the
room like a bird out of a ruse-bush. I
wonder what nomination she wanted
For the first time since it was enehant
e I Mr Blorage looked complacently at the
chair; but his meditations were interrupt
ed by a respectful intimation front 'cnge
that his waster would oblige every body
by getting out of the way, because the
market-gardner had arrived with ni,,flow
ers and decorations, the -carpenter was
waiting with his nails and ruler, and the
Mr. Gunter of those, parts was frantic to
begin setting up his lights. S.) Mr. Me--
rage got out of the way for the rest of the
day, and reappeared at dinner time in due
course and afterwards became the observ
ed of all observers, as he led out the (in
those parts) highly renowned and Me
grated Lady Fitreluck to o; en his bell
With an old-fashioned country-dance.
Every thing had gone off well, up to
the proud t»oment when Mr. Blorag,. drew
on the IleW ltid gloves for the (in tho , ,e
parts) eminently aristocratic Lady Eitz
cluck. She was bulky, but she was light
in hand, and she and Mr. Blorage danced
with a spirit worthy of the occasion. Half
way down thirty couples, Mr. lllorage
came conscious of a circumstance. A
stately old dowager was 1-eated, in the cen
tre of a circle of chairs, in the Chair of
Truth. Howsoever it had got there, by
whatsoever mysterious agency it had been
brought there, there it was, with the dow
ager in it. She was encircled by a crowd,
to whom she was holding forth, and evi
dontly in no complimentary strain. Mr.
Blorage rushed out of the country dance
at the instant when he ought to have pa
raded the (in those parts) highly fashion
able Lady Fitzcluek down the middle; he
rushed back again, and danced vehement
ly; he grasped the hand confidingly held
across to him in the execution of the fig
ure hands across, as if it were the throat
of a burgler; in all the hurry, worry, and
confusion he must think (and could not
think) of three appropriate and respect
fUl questions to put to that terrible and
otherwise immovable old dowager. With
his responsibility staring him in the face, l i
he had Lurlod Lady Fitzcluek through a
narrow gorge of dancers, when an unfor•
tunato button of his coat entangled itsolf
in the lace of a lady's dress, and in the
perturbation of his feelings he went down
the middle and up ty , t„,lin,_carrying a long
and tattered shred, that lengthened as he
wont. Fanny's was.the dross, Fanny was
the sufferer. But she looked up into his
face so forgivingly, atiTter soft blue eyes
so' smilingly met his, and her rosy lips
spoke his pardon in such sweet tones, that
he mentally said, "Dear, lovely Fanny,
what an angel What-bliss to be loved
by Fanny 1" But when Florence stopped
forward from among the dancers, with
eager concern, bei bright cheek hushed,
her dark eyes sparkling, and hor voice
attuned to the gentlest tones of oouumis
oration for the damage done to'"dear Fan
'ny's 'dear love of a pretty dress"-,-whom
ishe' grabefully begged:her .. partnor to
'otis6 her; gctliat she 'thight . piii trri the deer'
,tatters".—then, Mr. Illorage felt
-very, much iuolined to repeat the above
sentence over againisubstitutilsg the name
of Florence for. Fanny. Meantime all eyes
were attracted to the' halide dowager in
the clhaii;if Truth. :Had any painter_
.been;,present he , would Juive gone oti
bosoech that dowager.to.sit:to
him for the riersotiiftcatiOu of a GtOkgop..
Mr.'iorage fe)toafier all, that he could
no more dare to ask. her a luestion than
if she had been his Black Majesty from .
beloWi brraYed gorgeous female attire)
There she must sit until kind Fate step
ped in and released her. As ho looked
hopelessly toward the door, he saw the
little piquante nose of Gutty Bland show
ing itself in good relief against a black
coat near her., She had a little laced
handkerchief tied under her chin; she
wont toward the dowager, changing the
little laced kerchief into her hand; in her
plain white dress she conveyed the dow
ager, all purple and gold, down the room,
out at the door, and into the tea-room.
He blessed Gatty Bland mentally, and fin
ished his dance with high credit to him
self, and perfect satisfaction to the (in
those parts) rather difficult-to-please Lady
Fitzektek. As soon es he was free he
flew to seek a partner, either in Fanny
the Fair or Florence the Beautiful.
They were together, and almost alone.
They were together—horror !—in the
Chair of Truth; Fanny on the cushioned
sea,.; Florence on the stuffed arm. Flor
ence was still employed in pinning up the
tatters of the torn dress of Fanny.
"What a beautiful picture, what a
lovely contrast!" thought Dick, as he ap
"There, Dear!" said Florence, with a
renvirkably emphatic stress upon the last
word; "I have pintwd you up, aid dune
the best I could for you, Dear. But lam
glad to see, notwithstanding, that you are
a monstrous figure, and not fit to look at,
"Thank you, Florence, Dear!"
"Ah, you false thing! I see through
your meekness and your affectation, as it'
you did not care about your dress. It is a
pity Mr. Blorage can't see you at home."
"It's a pity Mr. Blorage can't see you
at home. Aunt longs for the day when
ehe can rid herself of you: indolent, sel
fish, and useless creature that you are."
"But Aunt eoinforts herself with the
refh-ction that she has nut sue:i a fire
b ....Lod in her house as you, are. Aunt
Cll/ well afford to put up with a little in
dolence where there is so much good tete
"It is better to be a little passionate
than sulky, Love. -
"is it, Love ? Mr. Blorago is the
best judge of that. We have all our
tempers, and you don't expect a perfeet
vr;le, do you BI rage
" I tun imperfect myself," murmured
the unkkrtuna:c Dick.
"Oh nu Air. Blorage," cried Fanny
and Florence together : " You are every
thing (hat is nice and good tempered.—
And ihis is such.,,a love of' a house Ihat
no one eculd be unhappy here."
here the duet ceased, and solos began.
" You would always be cross and frac
tious, Fan• y," Florence.
And you would always he rude and
boil ernus Florence," said Fanny.
" For you are, a virago, and you know
you are," said Florence.
'' Fur you aro a lioydoa, and you know
you are," said Fanny.
" I am asliatood of you, my darling,'
"1 ain disgusted with you, my pre
( - dolls," said Fanny.
" Lauies, ladi .s!" expoAtulated Dick
" She has the vilest temper, Mr. Blur
age !" cries Florence.
"She can't speak a word of truth, Mr.
Blorage," cries Funny.
As Mr Blorage turned hurriedly and
uppoalingly from the one to the other,
each now exclaiming. " Throw your
handkerchief to me, Mr. Blorage!" he
lost his balance, rolled over, and rolled the
chair over. Picking himself up with all
possible dispatch, and turning to apolo
gize, he found that Florence, Fanny, mu
sic, lights, flowers, dancers, Lady Fitz•
cluck, and dowager, had all disappeared.
There was nothing near him but the chair
—over-turned—and an empty wine bot
" Thank Heaven!" were the first spo
ken words of Mr. Blorage. His first act
was to look for his handkerchief, which
he hoped he had not thrown to either of
the ladies. It was safe in his pocket,
"It must have been a dream," he next
remarked, eying the chair dubiously.—
" Yes, of course a dream," as he gathered
courage from its motionless state. "But
a very bad dream," as he felt encouraged
to tosoh it, raise it, and examine it. As
harmless a chair as ever upholsterer stuff
ed or gentleman bought ! Gently he re
stored it to its proper place.
A 'knock at the door. Immediately
followed by, the appearance of the model
Pangs., It seemed an agreeable. and sat.
isfactory circumstance to the respectful
Pengs that hie master was on his • legs
"Shall I remove the things, Sir ?
It's i3lose upon . nine."
Xk en, Penge. A6d I think 1 . will
bn,ve a °up ; of qo en—ra her stropg,,
•Peng64' . • •
What a relief it was not to 'see Penge
sit awn in the chair I •
t's a 4elioious oup ooffee,,Penge,"
said 11ir. Elorage,' When it' as brought,
," and it• is so perfectly • agrees with 'me
'tbat.i'll take.a run• over to kr. Evan's
and 'play u game 'of ohess with &ant' -
sharp rtighiair itiote
sudden giddiness, and every twinkling
star appeared to be closely embracing a
twin star that twinkled with still greater
vigor; but he soon got over these delu
sions, and before he reached Dr. Evan's
door was quite himself. On the 'way,
however, be took himself seriously to
"How good of the night to be so fresh
and fine, how kind of the pure stars to
beam down on me so brightly, when I
am a Inlb full of evil and weak thoughts.
I harbored a design against my fellow
creatures of the basest sort; and, to add
to my crime, it was directed against ono
whom I meant for a wife! True, I know
nothing of Miss Fanny or Miss Florence'
but the beauty of those two cousins, and
a general sort of amiability that seems to
belong to all girls. I'll make it my busi
ness to see more of both. and I'll try to
bo guided Co a right choice at last,"
Mr. Blorage was warmly welcomed by
Dr. Evans, who opened the door to him.
" Now this is friendly. I have had a
very anxious case, which has caused the
much worry these three days. It is hap.
pity past the crisis now, and I was just
saying to my with how 1 should enjoy
your stepping in."
" 1 am heartily glad I came."
•' Of course you are. You are always
kind and seasonable. When were you
ever otherwise 7"
The good Dick followed the Doctor
(who was a voluble and hearty doctor)
up the stairs into the presence of Mrs.
Doctor. But Dick was unable to ac
knowledge Mrs. Doctor's cordial greeting
by so much as a single word ; for there
before his eyes, seated on a little chair by
Mrs. Evans's side, was Miss Garry Bland,
her innocent little face peeping out of a
handkerchief tied over her head and un
der her chin.
" You know dear little Gutty, of
courser' remarked-the Doctor. " She is
waiting for her mother's medicine.—i
hope you have given Gutty a cur) of tea,
Mrs. Iloctor's face expressed a profound
(mntern pt. for Mr. Doctor's unneees::ary
leantime Dick sat down. Heawaited
with_ the calm composure of a victim of
Fate fur Miss Bland to oiler him the use
of her mother's beautiful china bowl.
She did nothing of the sort. In the
ensuitT half hour she wade nu ali , lsion
whatever either to china or to. bowls
though the conversation turned upon no
other subject than his approaching house-
Dick was half sorry. He felt as if it
would be so agreeable to thank such a
charming little girl. It' her mother had
lent him her china bowl t he felt sure she
possessed a china bowl) he must have
c.,11e,1 to thank her, and he left a desire
to become intimate with the family. Ile
might, perhaps, i.e of set vice t ) them;
was there any thing—or nothing —in that.
nomination he su nearly heard about?
He invited Gatty to the house-warming;
and anticipated her request fur Jenny and
Albert; he was not at all surprised to find
that she had a sisterJ cony and a brother
Albert. But it did surprise him to see
how pretty she became when joy flushed
her cheek and brightened her eyes, while
several little dimples in the nicest corners
of her face discovered themselves as ebe
smiled her thanks.
" The very thing!" said Mrs. Evans;
"a little gayety does more good ti an all
my doctor's physic. Mr. Blorage, my
dear, very thoughtful. You'll expect all
four, I dare say—three girls and a boy."
" Only four! I expect eight at least."
"But, Mrs. Evans," whispered Getty,
"one of us must stay with mamma; that
will be I, you know."
"My dear, 1 will see to that. I will
step down in the morning, Getty, and sot
tle it; all with mamma." ,
" And tell mamma from me," said the
Doctor, " that I shall spend a couple of
hburs with her tomorrow evening. I
want to study her ease, and I shall like a
little rest between your dances, Blorago."
"That is," said Getty, smiling delight
edly, "that you two-are most kindly go
ing to represent me for that time."
"Just so, my dear. What! Are you
off, Getty? Stay. We'll send our man
Mike with you; the railway has brought
a lot of ill-looking people about."
" Let me take you home, Miss Bland,"
said Dick. - -
Oh! Thank you very much, Mr. Blo
rage. I own some of the people frighten
fne,though I think they moan no harm:"
We will have a game of chess when
you come back, Blorage," says the Doctor.
What passed between little Gatty 'and
her eimort, and whether any thing passed
on the subject of china bowls, nobody
knows. The , walk did not last longer
than, ten minutes. ,My private :opinion
is, that Dick treated , Gatty. all the -way
with the re'speCt "deference duff're
; I ,:j o !id4i j ,;lo 3ch hC, returned, to, game
of ctiosa x Xirlkt wlthAclenutining_futries- -
of that bottte of wine, 'the extraordinary
dream, and this odd approach to'AU'intsi
pietation_of it, it is ,certain thathe• 'was
iti‘a'rernantio mood.:'; He willingly lilt
ened,to, a long ,history of the Blonds, du r ;
tained'alauditory . duet very different-in.:
deed. from: the imaginary' duet' 'betWedo
trannjf and. Florence.
TERMS:--$2,00 in Advance, or 82,50 within the year
"I only wish," cried the Doctor, at last,
"that I had a son of thirty or thirty-five,
with a good house, a good income, and a
good heart. I would recommdhd him
(Tatty Bland for a wife with all my heart
and soul, and he would thank me every
yearof his life everafterward,even though
he had to marry her whole family along
with her i"
"Miss Bland," said Mr. Blorage,
"spoke of a nomination—no, by-the-by,
she didn't—it was a china bowl—dear um,
what do I mean ?—I think I hardly know
what 1 do mean !"
"You look rather wild, Dick ; of course
I can't help you out. I don't know what
you discoursed upon in your walk ; but
there appears to me no affinity between a
nomination for the Blue-coat School and
a china bowl."
"Oh_.! that's what she wants, is it?
Blue-coat School I God bless my soul !
Really a nomination, eh? Blue -coat rah!
—Check to your queen!"
Notwithstdnding that check Dick lost
the game. But he went borne in a felic
itous state of mind that made him feel as
if he had won the game. lie continued
to repeat the word "Blue" to himself, as
if he were under an obligation never to
forget it. lie went up to his bedroom
chuckling "Blue ;" he undressed chuck
ling "Blue ;" he sat. up in bed, after ly-
M i r down, with a vehement "Blue;" and
his last recollection was a struggle to say
Bloragc arose in a contented and
happy frame of u,iud. The great day
was the )4 reatest of successes ; nothing
warred the triumph of the dinner, noth
ing marred the beauty of the ball. The
hard-laced dowager sat in the chair, but
she was just as forcible and disagreeable
as usual ; nu wors and no less. Mr.
Blorage danced with Lady Fitzcluck, and
bespoke Fanny, and Florence, and Gutty;
for Gutty was there, demurely happy.
Trust Mr. and Mrs. Doctor fur Gatty's
Florence looked most beautiful. She
was charmingly dressed in white tarlatan
—three skirs—pinked—caeh skirt loop
ed up with a mixture of white roses and
pomegranate blossoms. A wreath of the
same fur her hair. Funny was dressed in
floating robes of blue—less blue than her
eyes. Iler fair curls were twirled with
silver leaves : she looked like a u mph;
Florence like a queen. Nut the greatest
gossip in the room could say which was
the favorite. Neither could the greatest
or the least gossip in the room decide at
what particular moment the star of both
descended below Mr Blorage's horizon.
But he has confided to somebody, who
confided it to me, who now confide it to
you, that Miss Florence ceased to be
beautiful in his eyes when she sneered
at the plainness of the Vise Bland's mus
lin dresses. "And it is real ivy in their
hair, 1l r. Blorage, so they can't hale
gone to any great expense to do honor to
your ball." And 31iss Florence glanced
down at her own dress.
-1 like them all the Letter for it,"
stoutly answered Dick.
As to Miss Fanny, she was so aston
ished at the impertinence of such people
as the 13Iands thrusting themselves into
society so much above them ! And her
star descended at the instant when she
was thus overcome.
Mr. Blorage accomplished his dances
with Fanny and with Florence, but did
not accomplish his danoe with (Tatty
Bland. For on the instant that he claim
ed her hand Dr. Evans (sent off by his
witepresontly afterdinner) returned from
taking care of lire. Bland.
"Oh ! Mr. Blorage, I Lutist go—thank
you so much for the happiest evening I
over spout, and the prettiest sight I ever
"No no no, you must not go; a quad
rille takes only twenty minutes to dance."
"But mamma is alone now, and I
should be quite unhappy all that twenty
minutes, even though dancing with you.
But there, is Jenny, she dances so well,
and she loves it so much, and—don't
think me conceited, Mr. Blorage—she is
"She is the prettiest girl in the room
—but one," says Mr. Blorage in a whis
per. And as ho assists Gatty to put on
her cloak he sees her, with unspeakable
admiration, tie her little laced handker
chief over her head and under her chin,
and look so indescribably like the dear
darling little creature of his vision that
he longs—infamous as is (of course) the
thought—to clasp her, then and them, to
his heart ! But instead of doing so he
flies back to the ball.roca and engages
Jenny, out of hand. Thus Gatty, .whee
she went home, was able to tell her moth
er that she took a last pee at at the beauti
ful scene, and saw kindAt.Aorage ask.
lug Jenny to dance, and Jennyy
as pretty as oven those two, lovely ooYsins'
Florence and, Fanny. "They Bey ; Mr,,
Blorage is to marry one of thernproamme,
-but-I-hope-not;" - : ' '
' " Oh,' my Getty I"
: "Well, Mamma, yaii know I see a good
deel,o,tithem:, here and tiere, and lam
sure,tlmy ere,prily,,pretty girls. They do
not appreciate his great noble generous
'heart; But ; now ; mamma; to bed ~y ow
must go. No mote ozoitethent for'iOu
Happily tho ezoitenieht izi 'the little
family - wea gOod many deliv j endwf7: -
forded food for ..O6pversationr .
no,on, and night .Ind.:ed it wan yet an
fresh as ever when . , one moreiog,thepost
rought a piece bf news that 'fliirly our-
Passed e hcruih-viniming-L-A nnininit i tion
to ilie'filtie;e'onic favor of no Wi
tt personage than duster Alheife'
The commotion; in that cotiage,ellt
It's a blessed thing to want something,
for then you can duly appreciate the favor
of having It. And it in a blifased thing
to be iieli, and liberal Withal, fon. then you
ban bestow the favor . abappreciated Mean
time Mr: Blorage divided his time pretty
equally between his little office at the Bank,
Dr. Evans's, the house belonging to the
father of Florence, and the abode within
which dwelt the lovely Fanny's aunt.
And all these visits, combined with the
still existing effects of his dream„,pbded
The first consequence occurred to the
self satisfied William. His slow brother
Dick acquired the ridiculous habit of de
manding what Bill did with those sums
of money he was forever borrowing? And
—unkindest thing of all—. Mr. Richard
insinuated, nay, he more than insinuated,
he plainly told Mr. William Blorage that
he expected such sums to be repaid in
future. And to show that this was no
idle threat, he produced a ledger, where
in a debtor and creditor account was drawn
up between Mr. Richard Blorage and Mr.
William Blorage which account display
ed a state of account so alarming to Mr.
William that he reformed rather. Imag
ine Mr. Dick's pleasure whed William,
Billy, or Bill applied in sober seriousness
for that post of junior of all the junior
clerks, which was so despised by him I
Second important consequence. Mr.
Richard Blorage committed a piece of
extravagance. He caused to be executed
fur himself a statuette in white marble.
Any orderers of statutes, or other things
to be made after a fashion of their own,
may calculate what an enormous sum Mr.
Blorage paid for his statue. It must be
ethereal-looking (he said), it must have
extended wings, it must he lightly poised
on one loot; but, above all, it must have
a slightly turned-up nose, and a little lace
handkerchief tied under the chin I
* * * * * * *
These consequences came to pass ten
years ago. On the night of the thirty-first
of December, one thousand eight hundred
and sixty•two, let us take a peep into Mr.
Blorage's house. Let us take a peep at
Mr. Blorage in his dining-room. Dinner
if over, wine and dessert are on the table.
The Chair is at the upper end of the
room; above the chair is a lovely statuette
on a carved oaken bracket.
Dick is reading the paper ; so at the
same time, is some one else. Dick holds
the paper in his right hand; his left
hand clasps a little tiny hand of the said
seine one else ; while the matcher to that
small hand of the same some one else
turns the leaves of the paper, so that
Dick leek ho has no want of another
hand. If the owner of the small hand
gets to the bottoimot' the page first—
which she invariably does, being a wom
an—she lays her head confidingly on
Dick's shoulder, and seems very well
content to let it stay there as long as
" Bat, hark ! There is a noise over
head ; a baize dour closes with a muffled
sound ; there is pattering of little feet,
and there is a joyful chorus of littlo
voices. Dick puts down the paper; his
companion, flying to the door, opens it;
in rush half a dozen small rosy boys and
girls, (Must of these little children
have noses of a slightly astronomical
Mamma prepares their desert.—
There is a chair wanting at the table.—
In default of the missing chair, mamma
.wheels fbrward the Chair, and sits down
Papa, papa! Mamma is in the
Chair of Truth," cries a child.
Clearly Mr. Blorage must have told
hia dream in the family circle.
" Thou lot us question her," says pa
pa. " Mamma, are you happy ?"
" Happy, as angels are said to be."
" Do you love us ?"
" As (under God) my chief good, my
" Have you ever repented marrying
This time the question is Shly an
swored by the surcharged oyes; expres
sive and loving eyes are often more ready
to overflow from porfoot happiness than
from distress or pain.
AN ANVIL JUDGE.—The Buffalo Ex
press gives the decision of a justice in
that city who wont from his blackstaith.
ing shop to the bench and who lays down
the "iron plated" law. The Justice made
a ruling in a case before him, and the
lawyer, against whose side the decision
was,,aeliod where such law was tobefound.
fie received from the bench the follow-
ing reply : "I have no law for it., - I give
it as the opinion of the court, based upon
common sense. lam no lawyoi; I never
read a law book in my life and I never .
will, for the reason that I see so many,
fools who have read law that I dare not
venture the experiment." •
GREAT EXCITEMENT was caused one
day lately in the Rue Gregois de Tour
by a young . man, who ran along the street
scattering gold coins from a small wood
en bowl, which he carried in his hand e r
at the . same time crying out,' "Hero
money for, those who want it!" People:,
at first thought he was Mad but ories,cf;
" Stop thief!" being heard in the distwe
he was arrested by two sergea#,llle.:
It was soon asPcrti4PP4 ' 4 4 . 14 1*4,,
ken, with blcivu'of , his the!'plateil
glass window, of Gourdault; - 'nktiiiil"
°hanger Carrefemf defrOdeori and.stoldt,
a birisol'imittaining • ilbent two hundred