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I. Persons wishing to stop their subscriptions, lurkinz panther bit the ground. or howl ,
oust goy up arrenenges cud seed a written or ing. fled arid bid himself among the shad.
verbal order to that effect, to the ollice of pub
ligation in Huntingdon. own of his den. Association with scenes
4. Giving notice to a postmaster is aeithor a; of struggle and blood gave these men
legal or a proper notice.
5. After one or morn numbers of a new year i much of the brute nature, with which
hare been forwarded. a new year has commenc- they came so constantly in contact. 'l'he
vi, and the paper will not be discontinued until
drreurorme, are paid. Nee No. I. i savage was a fire tau subtle to be dealt
eif Tile above terms will be rigidly adlicrei with open ly—his white antagoni,t, pro,
as all oases.
mg himself to he full as keen and wary
A DTERTISEMENI'S as the red man. No moment of his life
Will be alsargod at the following rates:, I could he safely say Wins fritualit without
2 dn. 3 tiger of its loss--his vigilence became ills lies; or lon, $45 $ $5O "
, Jae square, (le lines,) 50 75 100 unceasing, nod his Courage always at coin
fns ‘' (Ca
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, 10d. His thoughts and movements
Ore square, $2 OU $5 00 $8 no ; wore free and unfettered, and it 'necessa•
Two square*, 500 800 12 00 rile fo'hyvcd t , •it his passions were seldom
salaam, 8 00
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12 00 I 00 as 00 um!, the . control which iron law. throws
I 1 ° 0 . .; 12 00 27 00 40 OU around the dweller and occupant of cities,
de., 22 00 25 00 45 00
e sr j e er ,, l . ii „ „ .0r 10 , 4 , $4 . 00 . In short, men, i 3 the wilds and pathless
for , , of the West, lost much of the at•
tributes of his faun , man of the paved
Sirret end crowded mart, and opprtaiina•
ted wore to the. unreasoning (whim and
the manor d brute. His luxe wow bores,
Learning, eager and overwhehning—his
hate furious, unappeasable, and destruct
ire to the death.
Of this nature, Mike Barclay might be
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Thar so, tutor-rooted, so that the ...I Pend
tare ea* tal.• them plautinntiv. anti they atu the
..eat t in oho "mild foe ill the inktltoaea tat' a
3.iae Hf oral. per Hoz, Dow for $l.OO.
eetr.l ors of C,eripurn. l'hytkiftes, 61 atm
tree, era eminent verter.erre, here lent their
.esesee p eerthry the ur reliried ueefiti:teer of thole
meuerlies, tat our epee, here ...la net permit he
Askew Cam of thew. The Ageuie Lriuw vamed (w
-ale\ 4trte rs, 11.•111. AC ifl whieh they
ter, wee ; V.;,11 ASS full d*Orili.tv..:e et oboe.)
emepia'e , s. end the guatiese.t shut ,braid he fe--
hived Co teal- etre.
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Le net he put of by aoprineiplett atalurt
Whew preporolioott the, coke a,,re Froth nu.
flosave Yoo 'a, and WY* re oiloore.
goat the 41101 oil titre to ties, use Okay Iliwt4.l
All rr •irnories ore *up sale Vu
-11:11 Pau,. A.gastil esitoriev, Pa.
as It reprosentutive.
Vet there were among these child
t he West those who, though their I.:,
ci,tims were the same as his, loot not
it identity with all that is refined and
lionizing, so completely no did he.—
trio, could bottle sternly fur their
built homea, end treed the courts
witu re with a like free step; but their in
HllO.B were not of the Nome animal. on
:re. as was his, cod they could
simg!it the shelter of rt
1.. t more limn the mere lin
I requirements of tlcep or food.
ChituriCey nit,l wets an ii.tahce cf such
Thera two Int LI were rinds (Jr the hand
Iktrelry WWI in height, cry, five
• eleAn; ut a rugged, compnct bid: 1 ,
m•ck, upright figure and 6nn trend•
to tun, wind and, ?limn, 11,1
d his uncovered neck, rod giv •n
marked features, of the s•wnr
tl:t• hue of the Indian. lie had, wh•.t
gut bit termed * line grey eye, but it
s. Wont looked you full in the face. Stiff
~, wiry, rrddish•brinvn hair covered his
mouth and chin, and hid the expression
ins first mimed feel ere. But when ex
cited or angiy, the gizzly moustache was
sei•il to rise op Lind encircle the nostrils,
si that they emitted the breath with
Moro, rushing sound, similar to that of a
chase' and badgered animal. Even in
r.•pote, the face, &together, had a hard,
set look, riot unlike the aspect of an tin
tamed beast, ready at is moment's warning
to rise furious and maddened, and teat the
object of its suddenly aroused danger.
Chauncey Bird wits nut quite so tall,
nor of so large and massive a frame es
Barclay; yet, though net cast' in sit her•
colours a mould, he was the superior in a
physical point of view. Thin night he
accounted fur by the face of his bring far
more temperate in Lie living and regular
in his habits. Ile did not s•.valioty bad
corn-whiskey in preference to water, nor
chose for a couch the damp loot of a tree
rather than a buffalo bed in a comfortable
cabin. Flu had health and strength, and
h e t o ok wire that they should be preserved
us long as nature kindly would allow.—
There were other differeecas in the two
men. Yot only externally were they un•
like their minds as well were opposite.
1% die Barclay teas revei.gful, unrelent
jog in his hate, and eager for the taste of
'blood, Bird was; thought fierce and brave
when aroused, gentle of heart its any
child. He tens likewise the younger of
the two, Barclsy being forty two or three
abouts, Bird not more than thirty•threo
or four. A pleasant, genial face—a large
dark eye, which lit up the countenanc e
like a ;amp; a mouth small and bow
shaped, and a generally upright and
straight forward bearing were attruct,ous
inure to the taste of a refined nature, than
the rude attentions and coarse attempts at
homage, paid by her elder admirer; and
she made no secret of her preference fur
the manly Chauncey Bird.
The Drarnans persoita being introduced
let theca now come forth, and act the parts
assigned them on the great stage of life
hi thin far Wevteta
" LIBERTY AND UNION. NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. '9
HL NT INGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1839.
Mike Bircl.tv, utter 1111 undid . ..rent day's , When he recovered and looked dizzily
search after game, was slotvly winding his arountr hits, there was Its sight of Chatnicy
step, homeward to seek some consolation Bird, nor of the disputed prize
in the whiskey jog, or in tht society of But the rifle lay there on the ground,
the choke spirits, who was now and again close to his head.
assriohled in his cabin. The distipoint- He took it ume, looked earnestly at the
meat nitemokiit on his toilsome j•mrney, priming, and is red, paneful glow was oar
toge,her with other sources of antioydit,, his swarthy bro,v, as he strod, in the dr•
tended little to the innintainance of an mai- rection of the (merest.
able (rattle of mind. Mike Barclay woo in It was right. Sre tvo mesons all
n savage mood. and needed but to trifle to within the cabin of ofd Snot Randolph had
turn the current of his wrath in full nod retired to nest• lie hosted a tampon') of
dangerous fury on the first tt ho crossed Kreuter pretensions thou the genevility of
his path. itin neighbors—intistittich as it wits divided
Flo now neared nn opening in the wood, by single partitions into separAti roams.—
which displayed to view q fair green glad, In one of these slept Randolph nod his
and ,traiaht retiree hint, and with i n wife, in the main sitting room of the house
easy shot. it splendid buck was grwzi,•g • were these two woking ones, °hammy
upon the fresh green grain, and tender Hint and Helen RondolpS,
shoots that spread amend him in rich pro. The fire on the rude hearth glowed tel
fusion.. His brow, cleared in an instant, low rind pleasant : mid gave these fully as
and he B.irclay's nearest approach to a much, and more light, even, than they
smile itself athwart bis swarthy visage. i would ati-olutely have required, had their
With caution of an experienced hunter, secret been fathomed.
he shifted his prmition as far as possible Helen set farthest from thb but door, up
front thii direct current of the wind, that . no n bench-,-which served then, both—
game might not be Startled too 800 n by !oolong pensively into the fire. Chimney
the t•cetit of a foe, and then, slowly and with one arm thrown gently around her
cautioudy, sheltered behind an interve. i waist, spoke in a low tone of the future.
sing tree, he took deliberate aim at the . She lisiettld, well pleased; and minded hap.
tempting prey. j pily, as she followed his• cheery words.
!last ever wanderedah,iut for it whole The fire•light played in her eyes, and
day, reader mine, and tasted not from added n rosier tinge to the blush al'eady
dawn to sunset? Ilast ever done so in on her cheek. Her soft, neatly arranged
the fr, a fresh air of the country—thy emu hair set on the pretty oval of het lace to
panimo, health,' limbs, and wholesome the hest advantage. . One little hand was
exerct.e? Thou host! Then is thy judge placed confidently m his, while the other
went cm the present rtrae of Barclay'. in p'iiyed heedlessly with the whit.. corner
tenor organization sound, reliable mil to 01 her apron
tho purpose. You will say he [oust have Truly a pretty sight.
been taceedingly hungry—you are right All hopeful! anticipation for the future
—he was. no thought but happy ones of the passing
Car. lu Ily—oh! v ery carefully did his present. Nu thins fur fear or death, this—
eye i uasgre the chsttil,e, the F. cisely tour,
Will point of aim , and the true• and utter- And yet if she hut knew—oh! fate!—if
ring of Ins well•tiit•d rifle. Ile woe she tat! knew!
a att' shot and he knew it; but this was! A round at tho window drew the awn
a rath,r ❑tore than ordinary occasion, and tion of Thom both. it NA, only a wooden
such a prize as this W.I. not be host for aperture, opening and closing with n small
want of a little extra caution; besides the ,butter, hung on a leather hinge., and list.
to the expetknced eye watching am•d tcithiu with gt woo,len bolt.
him, WAN u e.;fr and cortain prey, and that •1 thought I heard a noise at the wind
position Would not he ultert , d, Mike well I ow,' acid the.
knew f, it a inomvc
The deadly tube, then, ions in eAset 'I he night wits soie;•tvbin tetimestuous, and
aim fin Lit r knee wits firmly evin as they spoke, the rushing wind rat•
p!aeted, a n d the shoulder rested easily ye t tied in fury through the trees without
steadily evinst the tree, the diog, t e a ., • They loot ed at one mother, with a nil
tipr:n the trigger, and the inu , collir force nod nod—arid the subject was forgetteu.
necessary, upon the instant, about to be There was a flinlitig voice In the wind,
appli a, tv 11. m—crack! crack! echoed Mt she could not hear it. If she but
the glade, sod by a rifle bullet oh! littel—if she but knew!
limn some unknown source, the noble 11:rapping un theinsult es. they were pre
buck lay stretch upon the tart. : occupied with their whispering thong's
Mike Brrclay sprano fitriouily to his ; again.
feet. a fierce oath burst frets his lips. as • What's this? This knife. blade slowly
be sew Itiinself thus cheated of his prize ' poising through the window crevice—sod
exactly nt the memento( its being grasp. d. lifting, with stembly tAucti the wooden
figure of this mornetti.einerged from the bolt! It miles upward till it meets the
;:resses opine: it—the window
is held at the will of the ItiViSible ono with
out, while nit indistinct face looks veer
ingly into th,, room.
Look up. Ohituncy Bird—look up for
her sake! You have not nn instant's time
to spar! Ile fire it is too late forever Ghetto.
try Bird, look up! Is there no power on
on earth—in heaven—to make this man
But there is a power hovering' venge
fully, wickedly over the fitted roof; and
even riots—nets, as Chauncy Bird leans
forward—it snoops upon its pray.
A scream of agony—a fair, young form
writhing upon the floor—blood flowing
(rout her innocent white breast--those
dear features, gazed upon but now 30 fond•
ly, working omiclusively in the struggle
with death--a rattling in the throat—slit.
fenipo of the delicate limbs.
Mu rare has been done? Another bran.
tied Cain wanders forth upon the earth--
accursed, abhored of Grid and man!
woods out into the ..!lade, and quickly ad
vanced to the prostrate buck. As the f.tce
was tttrot•d lull toward Barclay, he saw
it was the very glum, of all others, he
world have least forgives on injury.
A eminent. and he stood confronting
hint, with nee foot planted upon the body
of the buck, fire flashing from his eyes,
and the heavy moustache wreathini; itself
around his nostrils, through which the Ia•
boring breath cline thick and fast.
gl:huuncy Bird, stand oft! this back it
.Yours, Barclay, pray how do you woko
This wns asked in easy, good•humored
tones, as though the Fpenker was miller
'Dore amused than offended ut the decided
'Because I choose to call it mint!' was
the insolent rejoinder, to the others half
'You are jolting Barclay,' bald the oth
I ain?' was the answer In a growl.
'Of course, you ore. Why you don't
mean to say thot You have a cloirn to that
which you never drew u trigger on?'
'Claim or no claim, this is my game and
you lay hood on it, if you dun•!'
The smile that had wreathed itself about
the mouth of the youngest of them two,
by degrees disappeared. and in its place
there came a nameless look of h:ern deter
mination. - It boded a ris:ng storm.
'Enough of this nonsense, Mike Barelay
Remove your food'
The forest ranger moved not, but the
glance of a demon was in his eye.
Like the spring of a panther io its head
'ring, passionate fury came the dos.. of
Chauncy Bird upon him; and ere he could
cost sue hi rifle and gainliold on hid an
tagonist down be went, hurled like a henry
stone to the earth, where he lay senseless
and motionless, and for the time bereft of
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'l),.abilees the witi , l,' I,as hie reply.—
Suspicion tell of course, upon Mike Bar
clay. The friends, aroused froin their
sleep in look upon this Ulllllllllly and snout
cowardly murder, took their instant way
forward to his dwelling.
He was It home.—oh ! yes ; end feet
What was he accused of. that his house
should thou be entrred, at the dead of
night, and niniself thus tudoly questioned?
Of murder I
lie commit murder He cast back the
foul asseriwn! Whn--who was it that he
was accused of having murdered?
As the suite fell from their lips, Bar
clay turned pale; and, fur a moment, grazed
around Inat, spell bound. At length he
101111(/ breath. In a hoarse whisper, he
4 am *et guilty of her murder! I
would bow. lai:1 down my own lily rather
than a hdir of her head should hove zotne
to harm ! I've not been neat her house
these three days !'
The gray haired man, who had culled
the murdered girl his child, pressed for•
'ike Barclay—in the face of heaven, I
&mond 3ou to nomvet ni. ! Aro you not
the man ho slew my child?'
The other looked full and deliberately
at the questioner.
'ln the lace of heaven. I swear that I
inn innocent of that girl'a death.'
'And in the (ice of !leaven I chore you
wiih it black end damning lie!' exclaimed
a vtiicw, close :n his rar.
Ile turnee; and, es his eye fell upon
the speaker, he started ns though stung by
rou —he re?' he gasped.
ntn here! Nay more-1 urn come to
revenge the derth of her I love, end whom
you hove so maliciottsly destroyed. I de-
mood the death of this man!' he exclaimed
turning to those ri<iseiribht ih the hut.
He is the murderer of Helen Randolph!'
, What proof of it have you?' shrieked
'Ole proof is here?' and as he spoke,
he held up a glittering bowie-knife to the
gaze of all, this this is my proof. no
has not been near the house for threeduys
past; tine yet 11W, unstained by rut is
hie own knife, with his name full upon the
It was even 20. There wt.ra the two
wit tale words- : ..Mike Barclay!'
stunned - overwhelmed-•-taken complete-
ly by surprise —he bad not one word to ut
for tor himself. Ile couhl only sink he Ip•
lessly to his knees, nod grnep forth:
.Tis true•-: tis true! I tin the mail who
fired the shot, though it was not meant
•Who then, was :he intended vietiint'
demanded h •r father.
The murderer merely pointed to Chant, pain.
cy 13 rd; then hid his face within his hands. Charley had begun to think seriously of
There was a look of keen, intelligent marriages ; and why not? There stood the
'meaning that passed upon the instant cottage embowered in trees, many of winch
across the faces of those rough men assets- were banding under their heavy load of
bled there in the cubits of Mike Barclay. rare fruit, unoccupied. It needed only the
The oldest of them all advanced. gentle presence of hie btrght eyed Nettie
Us stood moment without speaking.-- to make tt a prradise. His income was
morely kinking fixedly upon the faces more than sufficient to satisfy their most
around him, one by one, Then he broke extravagant wants, and why should he art
the silence. marry? Many times Its had visited Nettie
0% hat is your dicision, men?' ' for the express purpose of making known
'Death!' they mannered, one and all. Ills wishes, but had as often been prevent-
It wan morning. The earth looked glad eul Irma saying what he wished to say, by
and beitutifitl; while nothing in Nature told OW little mischief's runuieg away at the
of tome two scenes, now transpiring so first wild he uttered on the subject. To
near each other, under the same blue sky- think of supplying her place froM the ina
This is one of holiness and silence, .1 ny fair damsels in it—who would gladly
A young girl, laid apparently to rest up have accepted his hoed—was out of the
out an humble couch, and sleeping there. question. It was Nettie he loved, and
to a calm nod peaceful sleep, kW wind of Nettie only, and he felt sure she returned
heaven cum ever visit that marble cheek his affections, but how could lie ever get
married if he was not permitted to propose.
'I must resort to stratagem,' he thought,
end he partially formed many !dims to
tying the little beauty to terms, and as of
ten abandoned them.
His mind was busy with such thoughts,
as one bright morning in September he
walked towards Farmer Gray's mansion.
He leisure.), asceeded the bill, at the top
of which upon a level table land stood the
great old house, when he was startled by a
faintliar voice calling out:
'}!ring the ladder, Dick ! I want to ge t
down;' and Melting up, be beheld Netts
seated in the wide spreading brunches of
a large apple tree that stood in the field
near the road. Dick, perched upon the
topmost round of a ladder that leaned
against a pear tree, was quietly hllieg a
basket with rich fruit.
Wait a annul°, Sis,' replied Dick,
without looking up; .11 nave got my basket
almost full. I'll cline in a minute. ,
'Come now, Dick ! quick ! quick !'
again called the impatient voice of his sis
Dick evidently began to think there was
something wrong, tor, as he turned around
his eye instantly caught sight of our hero
coming up the road, but a few rods from
where they were. He instantly decend
ed from the tree, but instead of catrying
Ito ladder to assist hie sister to descend
he gave a loud shout, threw his cap in the
air, cleared the wall with one bound ? and
ran rapidly down the hill, shouting at the
top of his voice. .0, Mr. Grafton, I've
treed a coon!' l'hen placing his hands
upou the ground before him, he turned
some five or six somersaults, picked up hie
cap, and ran with ell his might to the
house. The little rogue evidently loved
mischief as well as did his pretty sitter.
Charley's first thought was to go to the
assistance of Nettie, and he leaped the
well and approached the tree. 'raking
the ladder front the pear tree, he was about
placing it for her to descend, when a dud-
i and bring with it a shudder or a chill.—
No sorrows now can nova that heart--no
terror &col; within that placid bosom.--
The surtinier's heat and winter's cold are
alike indifferent t, her; for she had depar
ted to the land where there is but one son
son, and that an everlasting spring-- bath
found sh,lter in the courts of heaven and
slu.nhers on the bosom of her Gad!
And this one also of death; but very dif
fere.' front the net,
This is one of retributive horror; stern
Western justice, merciless death.
The giants of the forest wave in mei/In
ch-1y cadence to and fro, and monitor a
solemn requimun for the disembodied spi.
rit. Hard by the glistening river dashes
rgainst the Tocky shore; stud scents to whis
per na it posses on, the tidings of she hour,
Even the birds seem stricken with a tamale
less terror.. nod their twittering song has
lost its joyousness,
There uu that treel•••a horrid death is
hut ring between ground and sky•-- and
the murderer follows his victim through
the realms of space.
Let the curtain drop upon this horror !
shut tho hideous sight out forever from
Mike Barclay's race is run. He hath
sown the wind—he hath reaped the whirl
SW EE T NETTIE GRAY.
MARINO LOVE ON .41V APPLE TREE.
Everbody said that Nettie Gray was a
beauty; not one of your polished oily belles,
but a gay, romping saucy piece of tiature's
own handiwork, yet gentle and affectionate
withal, possessing a depth of feeling and
sentiment witch few were able to fathom.
Now, "sweet Nettle Gray." as sho was
celled, had long been belt ved by one
Charley Gram—the handsome young
merchant who kept the only ewe in the
little village of M-----eonld boast ef;
where he had. for some tour or fire years,
dealt out tea, sugar, coffee, tobacco, calicos,
silks, pies, needles, hardware. ands vari•
ety of nierchnudise, to the villagers and
surrounding farmers., ho hail realized pint
little fortune; a part of which he invest
ed in the purchase of widow Morton's
beautiful cottage and grounds, which, at
t he death of her husband, she had been
obliged to dispose of and take a cheaper
place where she conld live'ess expensive
ly; while front the surplus of the price re
ceived for the cottage, she reeliz'-d a snug
little income. Charley had also taken the
wtdow'm son into t he store, es his increased
business made it necessary to procu'e as
aimance. The salary paid to little Johnny
ass a material help to his mother, for
which she was very grateful to the young
merchant, and she never failed to speak a
word in his praise whenever an opportuni
ty presented. 'll is, with the numberless
acts of generosity which Charley was ne
er tired of performing, made him the hero
of that hula village, and caused him to be
beloved and respected, by both young and
lold, for many miles around. To say that
Nettie Gray was ind'fferent to his many
visits, or for the ardent love he entertained
for her, would be doing injustice to her
warts, appreciative heart. But the spirit
' cf mischief seemed to possess her, sad,
though she was uniformly kind and gentle
in her disposition towards her lover, and
would converse - freely and unreservedly
with him on any topic, yet, when he ap
proached the subjoin that lay nearest his
heart, she was 01l like a frightened bi - d.
Nio that she Was afraid of him, or that the
subject was distasteful to her, (for her own
heart was equally interested) but she was
delighted to tense him, and heartily en '
joyed his discomfiture on such occasions.
She knew he loved her with Blithe strength
of his soul, and she had no fear of alien
ating his affections [rain herself•--an event
•vhich would have given her the deepest
Editor & Prop
den thought suggested itself. 'S'.
not run away from Intl now,' and .
ping to consider the ungallant
grasped a lower branch, and wit,.
gay remark, swung himself lightly
took a seat by her side.
Nettie, Mr+ was an amiable p
could take a joke as good natured
could give one, only laughed het
the trick her brother played ur
complimented Charley upon hi:, -.
and invited him to help hiimaf
blushing fruit that hung in such ter
profusion ahout them. Alter chmi
a variety ot themes, he determined
proach the subject, and, if possible, b
intelligent answer. For some Lino
in silence, then said.
'Nettie 1 hare something to a
•AI.! have you?' ehe replied. •
Charley, please hely me down, anC
can say it as we walk to the house.'
Charley saw the mischief in her
and resolved to go on without heedit
re'ut•st, yet he changed somewhat •
mode of attack.
'Nettie, I am going to be tuarrie '
'blarried! Charley. ma rrieJl'
Without heeding her prayerful .•
that was raised to his face he weal
'Yes. Nettie, my business is no
prosperous; I have a pretty hone,
Heeds only the at.ditionel charm of
of bright eyes. I have found a
gentle girl, whom I love with ir y
and who is willing to become my
I have revolved to marry. I hart
long time to tell you, but you w
Nettie had listened to this epee•
ter anutae-sient. She had longed •
that she was the beloved of Chart
ton's heart, and she meant, aft,
teased him to her heart's content
to hic love, and become his du
!eying wife. But her hopes wet•
dimly dashed to atoms. It was
A giddy faintness came over li,
but, for the support of Cherley's a .
would:hove fallen to the ground. t
noticed lire emotion, and feared t •
gone to far. It was but lot a m
(bowery. Shu soon regnmed hero•
sessian, and sat up rightly by bra
Tier face use very pale, but her
flushed pronely as she replied, and •
was a spice of bitterness in her tone
.Alay I ark the name of her telt
btr.n honored with the offer of the
and helm of my noble friend?'
'First let me dieoribe her. She
beatiutul girl, and possesses a warm
loving heart, She hos but one feu
fault it may be called. She deligt
tease those who love het best, and
has she given me a sever heart pr
Yet, Nettie, I lovelier deeply and fee
ly, and it shall be the object of my hi •
guard her from harm, to protect hi
far as I am able, from the slightest b .
of sorrow, and I shall be aliundantlj
worded by her love. Nettie, I have I
offered her my hand, the' she has
possessed my heart. Ido it now, It
Dearest, can you ask her name?'
Nettie gave one long, inquiring k
as though she but half comprehended
I Will you be toy wife, Nettie I"
'What!' she replied half bewiideri
ly, ' , Are you not going to be merri
Are you not forever lost to me?'
Yes,if you will consent to be min
She realized what it would be to lot
him, her head sank upon his bosom, a
bursting into tears, she murmured.
'Yes, Charley, I will,'
Soon master Dick came bounding i
the orchard, one hand filled with a
dice of bread and butter, while with
other he tossed his cap into the air, el
ing that he fully comprehended the f
of affairs, shouting at the top of his Co
'Hello, Mr. Gaahon, ain't you glr
treed her for you 1'
Beth greeted this sally with a burs:
laughter, and soon all three were ens,. •
inn wild romp upon the green turf.
We hardly need add that the same •
nutumn witnessed a right merry wad,
at she mansion of Farmer Gray.
Prozons.-•-We understand that
rious portions of the country wild f •
are very numerous, and that the fall
suffers greatly from them. Large
ft ver round, and light upon new
fields and eat up the seed.
Mir There is but a breath ask
beat of the heart between this work
11111rAny feeling that takes a man
from his home, is it traitor to hia t