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THEODORE H. CREMER,
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8.0.N2C NOTE LIST
Ratee of Discount in Philadelphia.
Banks in Philadelphia.
Bank of North America : - par
Bank of the Northern Liberties - par
Bank of Penn Township - - p a r
Commercial Bank of Penn'a. - - par
Farmers' & Mechanics' bank - - par
Kensington bank - - pal'
Schuylkill bank Par
Mechanics' bank • - - - par
Philadelphia bank - - par
Southwark bank - - par
Western bank - - - - par
Moyamensing bank - - - par
Manufacturers' and Mechanics' bank par
Bank of Pennsylvania - - - par
Girard bank - - - 10
Bank of the United States - 22
Bank of Chester co. Westchester par
Bank of Delaware co. Chester par
Bank of Germantown Germantown par
Bank of Montg'ry co. Norristown par
Doylestown bank Doylestown par
Easton Bank Easton par
Farmers' bk of Bucks co. Bristol par
lank of Northumberl'd Northumberland par
' onesdale bank Honesdale ll
Farmers' bk of Lane. Lancaster i
Lancaster bank Lancaster I
Lancaster county bank Lancaster i
Bank of Pittsburg Pittsburg 6
Merch'ts' 8c Manuf. bk. Pittsburg i
Exchange bank Pittsburg i
Do. do. branch of Hollidaysburg i
Col'a bk & bridge co. Columbia i
Franklin bank Washington ]4
Monongahela bk of B. Brownsville It
Farmers' bk of Reading Reading 4
Lebanon bank Lebanon 1
Bank of Middletown Middletown 1
Carlisle bank • Carlisle 1
Erie bank Erie , 3
Bank of Chambersburg Chambersburg 1
Bank of Gettysburg Gettysburg 1
York bank York 1
Harrisburg bank Harrisburg l
Miners' bk of Pottsville Pottsville li
Bank of Susquehanna co. Montrose 35
Farmers' & Drovers' bk Waynesborough 3
Bank of Lewistown . Lewistown 2
Wyoming bank Wilkesbarre 2
Northampton bank Allentown no sale
Berks county bank Reading no sale
West Branch bank Williamsport 7
'Towanda bank Towanda nO sale
Rates of Relief Notes.
Northern Liberties, Delaware County, Far
mers' Bank of Bucks, Germantown par
All others 2
vouLD most respectfully inform the
citizens of this county, the public
generally, and his old friends and customers
in particular, that he has leased for a term
of years, that large and commodious building
on the West end of the Diamond, in the ho
s ough of Huntingdon, formerly kept by An
drew H. Hirst, which he has opened and
furnished as a Public House, where every
attention that will minister to the comfort
and convenience of guests will always be
will at all times be abundantly supplied with
the best to be had in the country.
will be furnished with the best of Liquors,
'IIS STaBLIJI G
is the very best in the borough, and will
always be attended by the mast trusty, at
tentive and experienced ostlers.
Mr. Couts pledges himself to make every
exertion to render the " Franklin House" a
home to all who may favor him with a call.
Thankful to his old customers for past favors,
he respectfully solicits a continuance of their
Boarders, by the year, month, or week,
will be taken on reasonable terms.
Huntingdon, Nov. 8. 1843.
CHAIRS ! CHAIRS ! !
The subscriber is now prepared to furnish
every description of CHAIRS, from the
plain kitchen to the most splendid and fash
ionable one for the parlor. Also the
LUXURIOUS AND EASY CHAIR
FOR THE INVALID,
n which the feeble and afflicted invalid,
though unable to walk even with the aid of
crutches, may with ease move himself from
room to room, through the garden and in
the street, with great rapidity.
Those who are about going to housekeep
ing, will find it to their advantage to give
him a call, whilst the Student and Gentle
man of leisure are sure to fiad in his newly
invented Revolving Chair, that comfort
which no other article of the kind is capable
of affording. Country merchants and ship
pers can be supplied with any quantity at
No. 113 South Second street, two doors
below Dock, Philadelphia.
May 31, 1843.:--1 yr.
LIST OF JURORS
FOR APRIL TERM, 1844.
Allegheny township—John Bradly, Elias Baker.
Antes—bavid G. Hunter.
Barrec—John Hirst, Wm. Bell, John Carver. •
Franklin—John Ingram, John Zentmyer, John
Henderson—Elisha Shoemaker, Caleb Parshall,
Morris—Peter Tippery, Samuel P. Wallace.
Warriorsmark—John B. Stewart.
Woodbury—William Speer, Abraham Sollidey,
Esq., James Eddleblute.
TRAVERSE JURORS.-PIBST WEEK,
Allegheny--William H. Irvine, Samuel M'Gla
thory, George Cowen.
Barret—Matthew Gilleland, Thomas Miller.
Blair—John Brawly, William Shorn°, David
H. Moore, S. F. Henry, Esq.
Cromwell—John Rutter, David Rinke, Samuel
Henderson—Richardson Read, Daniel G. Nash
John Houck, Christian Coldstock, John Crosswalk
John Bunabaugh, John Hall: . —. •
Hopewell—James Entrekin, Jr., John B. Given
Morris—John Aurandt, Charles E. Kinkead.
Porter—John Gemmell, John Porter.
Shirky—An'rw Sharrer, Randal Alexander,Esq7
Snyder—John Kratzer, Thomas W. Estep, Thos
Johnston, Michael Bonslough.
Tod—lsrael Baker, Isaae'Snyder,Wm. Stapleton.
Tyrone—John Fleck, Philip Bridenbaugh, Bolt
Union' —Benjamin Greenland, Esq,
WaMer—Peter Vanderander, Wm. Dean, Jr.
West—Thomas Stewart, illiam Beyer, James
Vlroodhury—Joseph S. P. Honig, George W.
Smith, Francis M'Coy.
TRAVERSE JURORS—snot. WEEK
Antes—Gideon Trout, Jonathan Hamilton,
Martin Bell, Edward Trout, John M. Smith.
Barree—Robert Cummins, James Gilliam, Alex.
Oaks, Joshua Green.
Blair—David Caldwell, A. L. Holliday, Jambs
M. Hewit, Joshua M'Cord, Jeremiah Cunningham.
Cass—George W. Kinney, Esq., Sol'n Myerly.
Henderson—James Hite, John Albright, Wm.
E. M'Murtrie, Jacob Cromwell.
Morris—Jacob Keller, David P. Tussey.
Porter—John J. Bucher.
Shirky—Samuel M'Vitty, William M'Nite.
Tod—Jonathan Ides, John fleeter,
West—JolM Nelson, John Striker.
Woodbury—Robert R. M.'Kee, David Ake, Esq.
Trial .List for alpril Term '44.
M'Murtrie v Jackson & wife
Stonebraker v Stewart et al
Walter's heirs v Stoner & Stoner
Same v Same
Hewit v Seeds
Bosserman v Heyer et al
O'Friel's Mgrs. v Hatfield
Reel v Hudson
Watters for Isett v Shoop
Same v Smile
Same v Same
Same v Same
Thompson v Meeahan
Hoover v M'Namara et al
Rea v Stewart's Exr.
Patterson v Caldwell
Culbertson v Kemp et al
Hethrington for use v Hewtt
Householder v Anderson
Gates v Johnston
M'Connel's Ex'rs. v M'Namara et al
Holiday's heirs v Alexander
M'Nitt v Stewart
Com'th v Ennis et al
Reamy v I( ring's Adm'r
Lex & Snn v l'rice
v rigg's A dm'rs.
Baker v Ber -
Smith v M'Lain
Shell for Reyes v Hileman et al
Rogers v Ilewit et al
Buoy et al v O'Friel's Ex'rs.
Brown et al
v }tour et al
Knox v Bolin
Murphy's Aclm'x v Magee
Hartley v M 'COrd
Shaver v M'Cahan
Hewit v James
Campbell et al v Sheaf
Hall v Conrad's Ad'mr.
Kurfman v E. Colnas' Ex'r.
M'Naniara et al v Patterson
.Johnston v Brubaker et al
Todd et al v Patterson
Hirst v Johnston
Gardner v Thompson
M'Cahan v Buchanan
O'Friel's heirs v Caldwell
Ewing v Ewing et al
Hulings v Rogers et al
Adams et al v Cath. Con'a Hnl'bg
M'Gary v M'Namara et al
Thomas for Dysart v Hoover
Morrow for W ilson v John's Adm'r.
Stinith for Wilson v Same
Lingafelter et al • v Milligan
Com'th for Wheeler v Shaver
Cuthbert v Dougherty et al
3. SEWELL STEWART,
ATTIMI k T AT ZIEVI4
11UN7 INGDO.N, P.ll.
Office it: Main street, three doors wes
of Mr. [buoy's Jewelry establishment.
February 14, 1841-41.
CD s U.E:34:1,i.
List of Retailers of Foreign and Domestic bier
chandize in Huntingdon county, as classified
by the associate Judges and Commissioners.
Allegheny township. I Warriorsmark tp.
Elias Baker & Co. 13!
Bell & Higgins 13
William Kotler 14
William Walker 13
Joseph Patton 14
Samuel Confer 14
Benjamin F. Bell 1:1
Robert Campbell & Co 14
Graham M'Camant 14
Wm. Anderson &Co 13 1
Daniel M'Connell 14
Alex. ICnox & Son 13
Peter O'Hagan 141 Robert Miiore & Son 14
•Barret i ownship.
Hall & Rawlo 14
D. S. Bell & Brother 13
David Barrack 13
Hartman & Smith 14
Robert Speer 13
Jacob M. Cover 13
James Henderson 14
Martin Gates 13
Short), Stewart & Co 121
John S. Isett 13
G& J Shoenberger 13
S & B Wigton 13
Wolf & Willett 13
Samuel Henry 14
James M'Keehan 14
Brice X Blair 13
Milliken & Kessler a 14'
Peter Shoenberger 13
James Entriken, jr. • 12
John B Given • 13!
Morris township. I
H. S. Spang, C. Fur. 13
Do. Do. Etna 19
Walter Graham 13
Moore & Steiner 13
Hileman, Tussey & co 13
Hugh M'Neal 13
Samuel Hatfield 14:
Dennisd - O'Connor 14
William Madden 13
Wm M Lion & Co
Bald Eagle Fur. 13
Same Tyrone Forges 12
John Kratzer 13
Benj & G Leas 13
Henry Brewster 13
David Freakor 14
John Lutz 13
James &. S II Bell 13
Reuben Trexler 13
Samuel Isett 13
John Maguire 13
Joseph Morrow 13
Miles Lewis 131
John Watt 14
James Campbell 13 ,
Simon A ko 191
• Those marked thus (•) sell liquors.
,WOTICE is hereby given that the Associate
4101 Judges and Commissioners will meet at the
Commissioners' Office, in the borough of Hunting
don, on the second Monday of April next, for the
purpose of hearing any of the merchants embraced
in the above list, their agents or attorneys (if they
think proper to attend,) as to the amount of their
sales during the previous year.
Those of the 12th class are estimated to sell to
the amount of $lO,OOO and less than $15,000, and
pay $l2 50 license. Those of the 13th clam, to
the amount of $5,000 and less than $lO,OOO, and
pay $lO 00 license. Those of the 14th class, to
an amount less than $5,000, and pay $7 00 license.
When liquors are sold, fifty per cent in addition to
the rates above specified to be charged.
Licenses are to be taken out for ono year from
the Ist day of May next.
A Etllo. Judges.
ALEX. KNOX, Jr.,
JNO. F. MILLER, i Com'rs.
Commissioners' Office, 2
Huntingdon, March 20, 1844. 5
LL persons interested will take notice
ClrivAthat accounts of the management of the
property committed to Joseph Roller, late
of Morris township, deed, as committee of
the person and estate of Johh Shenefelt, a
Lunatic, have been filed in the Prothonota
ry's office of said county, and will be present
ed to the court for confirmation on the third
Monday of April next.
JAMES . STEEL, Proth'n
March 13, 1844-4 t
Orphans , Court Aotece.
To the heirs and legal representatives of
Peter Bowers, late of Woodherry township,
Huntingdon county, dec'd. Take notice
that, at January Term last, a rule was gran-.
ted by the Orphans' Court of Huntingdon
county, on you to come into court on the 2nd
Monday of y ou
next and accept or refuse
the real estate of.said deceased, at the valu
JOHN SHAVER, Sluff.
Erb. 14, 1R44. 3t
N 6 LANK BONDS to Constables for Stay
of Execution, under the new law, just
printed, and for salt, at this office.
The Little Watch-Girl of Kentucky.
"Six for a tip ! Six for ail', ! Matches! matches!"
The voice was clear and as glad as a bird's, and
Russell Hartley turned to see from whence it pro
ceeded ; a little, bare-footed girl, about ten years old,
with the sunniest, sweetest face he had ever seen,
was tripping just behind, and, as ho turned, she
held up her matches with such a winning *W
irt, heavenly smile in her blue eyes, that he bought
neatly all she had at once.
He fair hair fell ha soft light waves, rather than
curls, nearly to her waist, and a hole in her little
straw hat let in a sunbeam upon it that turned it
half to gold.
tißonj. F Patton 13
Abednego Stephens 14
J M Kinkead 13
1 Woodberr# township.
Ilos 11 Howlt & Co 13
A Patterson • 13
Samuel Wampler 14
I James M Johnston 14
I Good & M'Callister 13
D H Royer 13
Royer & Schmucker 13
I Philip Metz 14
I Joseph S P Harris 14
'Samuel R Stevens 14
Andrew Harrison 14
James Saxton, jr. 13
H & C Newingliam * 14
(Jacob Miller 14
Henry Miller 14
Geo. A Steel 13
Thos. Read & Son 13
William Dorris 13
In spite of the childts coarse and tattered apparel,
in spite of her lowly occupation, her manner, her
step, her expression, the very tones of her voice un
consciously betrayed a native delicacy and refine
ment, which deeply interested the high-bred youth
whom she addressed. Impelled by an irresistable
impulse, he lingered by her side as she proceeded,
What is your name, my child 1' he asked.
Virginia, sir. What is yours
'Hartley—Russell Hartley,' he replied, smiling
t her artless and native simplicity; and where is
mur home 1'
(Peter Swoop° 13
B E & W E M'Afur
William Stewart • 13
Fisher & M'Murtrie 12
T K Simonton 14
Stevens & Patton 14
A & N Cromwell 13
!James Clark 13
011! I have no home, at least not much of one.
sleep in the barns about here,' and again she
poked up in his face, with her happy and touching
I And your mother V
In an instant the soft eye was shadowed, and the
iplifted eyes glistened with tears.
I will tell you all about it, if you will come close
o me. I don't like to talk loud about it,' she re
lied, in low faltering tones.
'Thomas M Owens 13
Stewart & Owens 12
Hiram Price 13
James Flowers 13
Lloyd & Graff 12
'David Bentley 14
John Bouslaugh 13
James M'Guire 13
Porter & Gemmill 13
John Porter 13
Mary Neff 13
Michael Sisler 14
'Joseph 'Dysart 13
Russell Hartley took her little sunburnt hand in
,is, and bent his head in earnest attention.
We lind been in the great ship ever so many
lays, mother and father, and I, and all the other
mople,.and one night we were in the room they
:ailed the Ladies' Cabin, and mother had just un-
Iressed me, and I was sitting on her knee singing
tmlittle hymn she taught me, and she had her arm 1
und my neek—mother loved me—oh! so dearly
1.-and she was so sweet and good!—nobody will
rer be so good to me again!' and here the little
cature tried to repress a sob, mid wiped her eyes
'tit her torn apron. , Well, and so I was just
s ging my pretty hymn,
IA M'Corrniek & Bro' 13
Thonias B Mooro 12
& Co. 13
Henry Learner 13
Rohm; Williams 13
F Price Sc Co 13
G L Lloyd 12
D Goodfellow 13
Thomas Bingham 14
Lloyd & Gardner 12
G W Patterson • 13
Lloyd & Grail 13
Joseph Deiser • 14
Augustus Black • 14
John Quigley 14
James D Rea 14
Robert Lytle, Sr 14
L Patterson 14
John Corley 14
John Cooper 14
John Cox 14
!Peter M'Nally 14
M'P. Russell 14
'Robert W Christy 14
'Mary Orr 14
'George Port 14
I'll know no fear when danger's near,
I'm safe on sea or land,
I For I've, in heaven, a Father dear,
1 And lie will hold my hand.
ll at once, there was a dreadful, confused sound,
a ambling, crashing, shrieking noise—a terrible
pa 1, and then—l woke up, and there I was on a
be in in strange room, and some people standing
by he fire, talking about a steamboat that had burst
i i ,
boiler the day before, and I found that I had
be i washed on shore, and that Mr. Smith had
fo d me, and taken me home to his wife, and she
ha put me into a warm bed and tried to rouse me;
but couldn't till I woke up myself the next day.—
And when I cried for my own sweet mother, they
looked sad, and mid she was drowned, and I should
rover see her again! And then I wanted to be
drowned too, but they said that was wicked, and I
was sorry I had said so, for I would not be wicked
for the world! Mother always loved to have me
good; and so I tried•to be happy as they told me I
roust; but I couldn't—not for a great while—l used
to pine so atnight for her dear arms round me ! At
het, I found a little comfort in doing just as I'knew
she would like to have me, and in knowing she
could see mo still, and talking to her; and I
wed to sing my little hymn to her up in heaven,
just as I did when I eat on her knee, and I sing it
now every night. Mr. Smith and his wife both
died and left me all alone again; but I sin hardly
ever sad now, for I tun almost always good, and you
know good people must not be unhappy,' and the
beautiful, loving smile shone again through her
ligering tears, as she finished her simple story.
Russell was touched to the heart. His own eyes
were moist, and bending down he kissed the inno-
cent check of the little orphan, and bade her go with
him, and he would give her money to clothe and
But the child drew gently, yet somewhat proudly,
back, and said earnestly, 'Oh ! I never take money
as a gift ; mother would not like it.' Then, kissing
tenderly the gentle hand, that still held hers, she
tripped lightly round the corner, and, a moment
after, Harty heard he soft, silvery, childish treble,
far in the distance, singing, 'Matches, matches!
Six for a tip! Who'll buy my matches!—match
Russell Hartley kept that sweet picture in his
soul, undimmed, through years of travel and change
and care. He visited, with enthusiasm, the noble
galleries of painting and sculpture in England,
France and Italy, and many a gem of art was en
shriened and hallowed in the mosaic tables of mem
ory, but there was none to rival the gem of nature
—the matchless little match-girl of Kentucky ! with
her fair hair streaming on her scanty red cloak, the
glad and innocent mils in her childish eyes, and
the lovely sunbeam stealing through the bole in the
old slaw hat to light, as with a message front Hea
ven, the lovely head of the orphan girl. That beau
tiful ray of light!—made more beautiful by its
chosen resting place, giving and receiving grace!—
BY FRANCES S. 0800011
it seemed a symbol of the Father's love for the poor
little motherless wanderer. It was only the hole in
the hat that let in the sunshine—it was her poverty
and her lonely, lowly state, that made her especially
the child of His divine pity and tenderness; and
they, like the sunbeam, changed to gold her daily
care, and smiled through every cloud that crossed
her little heart.
Seven years flew by—on butterfly wings of joy
and thoughtlessness, on leaden ones to sorrow and
'hope deferred'—and our little Virginia, now a
lovely girl of seventeen, had earned money enough,
;,y her bewitching way of otti:ring matches fur sale,
to introduce herself as a pupil into one of the first
boarding-schools of the country, not to commence,
but to finish her education ; for with a passionate
love of books, she had found means to cultivate her
tastes and talents in many ways.
The lovely and lonely little orphan had struggled
with hunger and cold and fatigue, wills temptation
in its most alluring and beguiling forms, with evil
in a thousand shapes, yet had she kept the heavenly
sunshine of her soul pure and unclouded through
it all. She had never taken money as a gift, nor a
a bribe. She had assisted, from her little store,
many a child of misfortune, still humbler and poorer
than herself; and with faith, truth, and purity—en
angel guard around her—by the light of her own
innocent smiles, she glided, like a star, through the
gathering clouds unharmed, unstained, unsha
dowed. In the words of our beautiful poet—
' "Peace charmed the street beneath her feet,
And honor charmed the air;"
and music--the music of her own sweet heart and
silver voke,went always with her through the world.
It was on the evening preceding that on which
the annual ball of the school took place. The
young ladies were discussing, round the schoolroom
fire, the dresses they wereto wear. Virginia, a
little apart, listened to them, and half wished she
had a fairy god-mother, like Cinderella's, to deck
her for the festival. "Pearls, diamonds, japonicas!
Satins, laces, velvets! She alas! had none of these!
She had only the plain, white dress in which she
had been crowned Queen of May the spring prece
ding. It was so very plain, not even a biter trim
ming round the throat."
'And what are you to wear, Miss Linden?' said
one of the arisioemta of the school, turning, with
what she fancied in Imperial air, toward the young
Virginia blushes., and said, simply, ..My white
And what ornaments V
Virginia smiled. Oh, I can find some bright
autumn leaves for a wreath.'
'Mogen Grey would have given her diamond
necklace for such a blush and smile; for her own
sallow check was never so illuminated ; but she
sneered nevertheless at the white muslin and the
garland leaves, and deigned no further question.
Vrginia's delicate and sensitive spirit felt the
sneer intensely, and she left the room with a swell
ing heart and tearful eyes. Once safe, however, in
the asylum of her own little chamber, peace descen
ded again like a dove into her soul, and after un
dressing, she knelt in her night-robe, by the side of
her bed, and said her prayer, and sung her little
Of old tlf Apostle walked the wave,
As seamen walk the land,
A power was near him strong to save,
For Jesus held his hand !
Why should I fear, when danger's near?
I'm safe on sea or land ;
For I've in heaven a Father dear,
And He will hold my hand.
Though on a dizzy height, perchance,
With faltering feet I stand,
No dread shall dim my upward glance,
For God will hold my hand.
But oh! if doubt should cloud the day,
And sin beside me stand.
Then firmest, lest I lase my way,
My Father! hold my hand!
Doubt. and danger, and sin, were nearer than she
thought, but her little hand was held by One who
would not let her fall. As she rose from her devo
tions, she saw, for the first time, a box on a table by
the bed. It was addressed on the cover simply to
Virginia." She opened it, wondering, and found
a set of exquisite pearl ornaments, for the arms,
neck and head. Her little heart beat with girlish
delight. She hurried to the glass and wound
around her hair a chain of snow-gems, less fair and
pure than the innocent brow beneath. Next she
bared her graceful arm, and clasped a bracelet there.
How exquisitely the delicate ornaments became her
childish loveliness! She thought she had never
looked so pretty—not even when she used to deck
her hair with flowers, by the clear pool in the woods.
And she could wear them to the ball ! But who
could have sent them Again she looked at the
box, and this time she saw a note peeping beneath
the cotton wool on which the grins had rested.—
Virginia's fair cheek flushed as she read,—
Let Innocence and Beauty wear the gift of
Love. Rowans, GREr.'
Had the bracelet been a serpent, wills its deadly
sting in her arm, Virginia could scarcely have un
clasped it with more fearful haste. The chain too
was snatched from her head, and both, with the
note; replaced in the box ; and then the fair child
threw herself again on her knees and buried her
face in her hands. After a silence of some min
utes, broken only by faint sobs, she sung once more,
in low and tremulous tones, the hytnn,which seem
ed to her a talisman for all evil, and then calmly
laying her head on the pillow, and murmuring the
name which was music to her soul, sank into the
soft and deep slumber of innocence and youth.
For nearly a year had the young libertine, How
ard Grey, persued her with his unhallowed passion,
aided as ho vainly imagined by bin costly and taste
ful gift; but there seemed a magic halo around the
young Virginia, through which no shadow of evil
could penetrate. Beside', the native purity and
delicacy of her mind, there were two other influen
ces at work in the beautiful web of her destiny, to
prevent any coarse or dark thread from mingling in
its tisane; one was her spiritual communion with
her mother, and the other, her affectionate remem
brance of Russell Hartley—the only being in whose
eyes she had ever read the sympathy for which her
lonely and lovely heart yearned always.
It was evening again. The young Ladies had
assembled, dressed for the ball, in the dining•room—
all but Virginia. Where is the sweet child as
ked an invalid teacher, to whom she had endeared
herself by her graceful and affectionate attentions.
She was so long helping me and sister dress,"
said a,little shydooking girl, 'that she has been be
'I will go and assist her myself,' said the pricipal
of the school, pleased with this proof of kindheart
edness on the part of her new pupil.
She softly opened the door of Virginia's room,
and almost started at the charming picture which
met her eye. Robed in while, with her singularly
beautiful hair falling in fair, soft curls around her
face, which was lighted up by a smile of almost
rapturous hope and joy, the young girl stood in an
attitude of enchanting grace, raising in both hands
to adjust, amid the the braids behind, a half wreath
of glowing and richly tinted autumn leaves.
'Let me.arrange it for you, my child,' said the
lady approaching, and Virginia bent her fair head
modestly to her bidding, and then, hand in hand,
they descended to the drawing-room. Many of the
company had arrived—the doors leading to the ball
room had been thrown open, and Virginia was al
most dazzled by the splendour of the scene into
which she was thus suddenly ushered. She blush
ed beneath the eyes that were riveted upon her a,
An angel!' 'A grace!' 'A muse!' whist
e;3 the gentlemen to each other. There was
among them—a noble, chivalric-looking man -1
did- not speak his admiration! An indefinAble
eomething in the heavenly beauty of that face that
had t0,..6.1,; , ‘ hi= ...J....x.44.h - J ,
heated for many years before. Virginia knew him
at once. The rich chest nit curls of the boy of
twenty had now assumed a darker tinge, the eyes a
somewhat softer fire, and the youthful and flexile
grace had given place to a manly dignity of mien ;
but there was no mistaking the sou/ in the glance of
And Virginia was decidedly the belle of the ball.
Gay, but gracefully so, for leer sportive mood was
softened and restrained by a charming timidity that
enhanced her loveliness tenfold, she looked mod
moved like one inspired. She had met Hartley'.
admiring gaze; she was almost sure he would ask
an introduction, and she felt as if her feet and heart
were suddenly gilled with wing.. She floated down
the dance like a peri through the air, and then
Russell approached, and he was introduced.
The sunny smile of the little match-girl shone in
her eyes, as she accepted his arm for a promenade.
'Surely I have seen that look somewhere before !'
he exclaimed, half aloud. Matches ! matches !
Six for a lip!' murmured Virginia, looking archly
up in his face, and the mistery was at once explained.
lmogen Grey's diamond necklace was worthless
dross in comparison with the wreath of autumn
leaves, which Hartley laid beneath his pillow that
night, and all her brother's costly offering. could
not have purchased the smile which accompanied
Reader, if you ever go to Kentucky, come to ma
for a letter of introduction to Mrs. Russell Hartley.
She is looked up to, respected and beloved by all the
country round, and I am sure you will enjoy her
graceful and cordial attention, and the luxuries of
her elegant home, all the more for remembering that
the distinguished and dignified woman to whom you
are making your very best bow, was once the little
match-girl of my story.--Graham's Magazine for
PRINTERS.-The Lowell Coiner says:-- , . The
average age of printers is only 31 years; but they cid
quite as touch goo.: in their lives as some that Hsi(
longer. Yeoman live to the age of 66, clergymen
55, fishermen 44, mariners 43, gentlemen 58, law
yers 53, physicians 57, laborers 51, butchers 62,
traders GO, painters 40, power makers 25."
Crj• " Why do you not hold your head as I do?"
enquired an aristocratic lawyer of a laboring farmer,
"Squire," replied the farmer, "look at that field of
grain: all the valuable heads hang down like mine,
while those that have nothing in them stand up
right like yours."
" What do you call an imprestion ?" asked a
young lady of a typo.
"This,' said he, kissing her; beautifully regii
"Then take that as a token of thanks," she re
plied, slapping him in the face.
" Pray don't batter your form," begged poor typo.
" Then keep it locked up," retorted the Miss.
Hawthorn says the old spirit stirring appeal to
" fight for your hearths, has become obsolete. It
is now fight for your stoves.