The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, August 13, 1862, Image 1

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MIME 111/.--NUDIBEE 33.
n.- w. Dl(eVarney, proprietor.
* * *Devoted to the entire of Republication,
tYo ibterests of Agt icutture, the advancement
of Education, and. the best good of Potter
county. Owning no guide except that of
Principle, It will endeaver to aid in. the work
of more fully Freedomizing our Cotintry.
f alovravrisemvurs inserted at the following
Yates, except where special bargains are made.
1 Square [lO lines] 1 insertion, - - 50
" 3 " • - $1 50
Bach saisequent insertion less thitn 13, 25
1 Square three months, 2 50
1 " six " 4 00
1 " nine . 650
1 " one' year,.- -- - - - 600
1 Column six months, - - - - - - - 20 00
" u u - - - - 10 00
40 00
" per year. ----- " -
i CI it ft 20 00
Administrator's or Executor's Notice, 2.00
Business Cards, 8 lines or less, per year 5 00
special and Editorial Notices, pe. tine; 10
* * *All transient advertisements must be
paid in advance, and no notice ; will be taken_
of advertisements from a distance, unless they
are accompanied by the money; or satisfactory
* * *Blanks, and 'Job Work of all kinds. at
tended to pinmptly and fnithfiOly
EUL&LIA LODGE, No. 342, if A. M.
STATED Meetings on the 2nd and 4t6 Wednes.
days of each month. Also Masonic gather
ings on every Wednesday Eveaing. for work
' • and practice, at their Hall in Coudersport.
SAM*NAvav, Sec'y.
Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several
Courts in Potter and liPKean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care will receive
prompt attention. Office corner of West
and Third streets.
Coudersport,•ll.; wilt;attend to all
entrusted to his care. with promptnes auti
fich'ity. Office on Soth-west corner-of Main
and Fourth streets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
attend to all business entrusted to him ; with
eate and promptness. Ottee on Se oizd et.:
■ear the Allegheny Bridge.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersportßa., tsil
regularly attend the Courts in Potter an
the adjoining Counties.
0. T. ELLISON, •
• respectfully informs the citizens of
. the vil
lage and vicinity that he will promply re
spond to all calls for professional services
Office on Main st., in banding formerly oc
cupied by C. W. Ellis. Esq.
C. S. & E. A. JONES;
Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Good:
Gioceries, kc., Main sL, courlerspoyt,
Clothing, Cro , kery, Groceries, kc., Main si..
Coudersport, Pa.
DEALER in Dry Goods,Groceries. Prorisinns.
Hardware, Queenssvare, Cutlery, and all
Goods usually fourid in. a Icountry Store.—
Coudersport, Nov. 27, 186 i.
M. W. MANN, • ,
' ,AZINES and Music, N. corner of Mair.
and. third sts., Coudersport, Pa.
D. F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietor, Corner o-
Main and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot
_ ter Co., Pa.
A Livery Stable is slim kept in connect
Lion with this Hotel.
„TAILOR--mearly opposite the Court-House—
:will make all 'clothes intrusted to him in
the latest and best styles —Prices to suit
the times.--LGive him a call. 13.41
on the shares, in the_best manner. Tan
nery on the east side of Alleaany river.
ConderspOrt, Potter county, Pa.--Jy 17,'61
WARE, .Main st., nearly opposite 'the Court
House,. Coudersport, Pa.; Tin and Shee ,
Iron Ware made to order. in good style, on
short notice.
Illyases Ac4deray
Still retains as Principal, Mr.E.B.CAMP BELL,
Freceptress, Mrs. NETTIE JONES GR}DLEY ; As.
instant, Miss A. CAMPBELL The expenses
ppr Term_ are: Tuition, from S 5 to $6; Board.
froui;sl 50 0:41.75, per week; Rooms for self
bOildlnt from $2 to $4. Each term. commences
upon Wednesday and continues Fourt .en
weeks; Fakt termAng.27th',lB62;Winter term,
Dee.lbtb, 1862 ; and Spring term. March 25th,
1863. 0. R. BASSETT; President".
W. W. GRIDLEY," Sect'y.
-Lewisville, July 9, 1862,-
G ratted and` newlifurnlshed the
hot's . * on Nair' street; recently occupied
R. Rice, is prepared to accommodate the
frivoling public in al good styles!' Mil be . had
in thy/L . - Nothing that can iti-any- wa7 in:
conform of the guests will be ne-
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Ab met the sorrowful, faces .
"Round somebody's hearth to-day;
Ah me : the smiles that are ilarkeaed
From somebody's eyes away I ,
All day I've been dreaming and dreaming
How somebody wails and weept,
Thinking how under the Southern myrtles
Her darling Willie sleepe.
Twas a few weeks ago,—ttear Richmond,
Our Army was placeu you knOw,
And we n il were waiting, with anxious fears,
To hear of its weal or woe,
When this meanie reached u from Itolinet,
"At Fair Oaks,--fighting to-day;
Our Compani. stood, most bravely,
Aria took the brunt of the fray '
"There are many wsianded and massing
In our I;ttle band,.it is said ;
Oneibrace fellow,—Willie, they called him,
At my feet fell, shot down dead l"
A thought of my own brave Willie,
Lying dead on that Southern plain,
And, blinded and faint with anguish
1 murmured again and again:
"Better so, hettOt dead for his country,
Than living to F ee her dit.grare,
'Though in ail- the dreary hereafter,
I shall never look on his face I"
131 i: a telcgra reached us thiQ morning,
“Your NVillie is sale r it said;—
Then I turned aiway Hod wept again.
,for Solnctod.:l4 Wiliic Li dead t
And that is why 1 Face been dreaming
HOW somebody xvi•eps in pain(
For a dear face•un4er'the Southern myrtle
She never wit! look 'on ugnin.!
August 5, 1861
”ls she dead.•tlieu ?"
”Yes. ininlaiae," replied a little gentle
man in a blown coat ana shun breeelieti
"And her will r
"le going to . be 'puled here inithedi
aiely by per eolleitoy
%%' inherit an 3 thing'?"
"11 • usoet be suppueed - au; we have
••Whe, is tegis tihrselubl} tis,,'essect per
sotuqre iiersell . here f"
*oh. Ake." Kin] tise 'zbatt, ene , r
ingly ; ••tc).e cvntt't hitFe much to the wilt;
~ne Ln •i*ter to the (it eettNed "
;hat A: Oir who wedded its
IslS a l'a,pll,it t g. , --ati tAlieer . •
Preetst 1).
• 64 , -,1.1:41 bine Itiz, • 'will zi:t , 4211, u.
i.; putlence RlplettOtt
a respclabli: family
—The I,:tlytt ....I
• r EIS-:tiv. t l at.hle
birth, has t, ht.: tol that
• Mini . ' fi;:i '' aer"s, the
Ilium in v‘Lien 1.1 t•: lIN ..t tue Aive.:4st d
Ni r re i"; e W - law; ner fiae
eles were•tihen' witit rent::, her flee
IW,as hirmwed calP pleenewti.4
• "What d.; )•• , u here, for
with grtka :qua de- Vole
bu}s, t be,lad intinzi-tit bt fore had
been interrogating Laie now win - • ill.
herittll wits: her:' ' -
" ;Ma Cla I 11c. ti!:.:r 1;4 dy p t•ki tit
hunality, "1..4 - 10 not t•nn+i: L: it - to elm in -a
part of tvl,at ti• es out ilt•lling to
Came soklY to see N. DuiMis. my poor
sister's Nolicthir, to tutptire i lf bite rpuke
of we at her last Wur "
"What du you think ;people boy
themselves abuut you r' arrogantly ob
served. Madame de !Villeb4S ; the "dis
grace of a great houise—you,lwho wedded
a man of twitting, a'soldier of Bonaparte'
'Madame, wy husbaudd although a
child of the people, was a brave soldier,
and what is better,; an himest man', ' ob
served Annte.,
At this moment venerable personage'
the notary tidbois, 'made his appearance.
"Cease," he said, "to reproach Annic ,
with a 'mien which her siseer has forgiven
her. Annie loved a genertins, brave and
good wan, who hild no other crime to re
proach himself with than his poverty sod
the.obeeurily tiflua name. IN ex eft heleae, j
had he lived, if his r family had known
him as I knew him,l, his old , friend,
Annie would be at his trine happy 'and(
respected "
"But why is this woman here ?" •
"Because it is her piece :o be here. said
the notary gravely ;, "1 myself requested
her to attend . here
M, Dubois them proceeded to open the
"I being sound in• mind end heart,
Egerie de CatufreMidg, retired as a board
er in the Couventj of the Sisters et the
Sacred Heart of driesus. dictate the
log wishee as the expression of my tonual
desire and principal - clause of my testa
ment :
-After my decease there will lie found
two hundred thousand francs in money
at my notary's, bizides jewelry, clothei,
and furniture, as also a chateau worth two
hundred thousand franc.. •
"In the convent *me I have ,been
residing, will befoundwy ltook, liieures
de - is Vierge,"-'Bolt.tiolU tu e i which
maitia as it was when I' took it,4iitirine
at the time et the eteigratios. I utile
Debotp) to the TrilieiOes - of It - to - hatooeiqop, bissetqiiplion of broillit9, g.itehOtro 44a ffetos.
that these dime t.bjecrs be divided into
three lots .;
•••fl,e'fitst tot: the two hundred theu
sod frjnes ii, ...ones
"The st.eotid lot the chateau, furniture
4itd jevels." -
"Thai third Ito. 'my book, 'Meknes de
la Vierge • •
hate pardoned t, t ai,it r Atiete the
erief which Slitlns cans, dils!..a I w, old
have Conifurted her siorowi.. I had
known 'sooner her return n France I
compriSe her in toy will.
de Villebeys, !ii% much be
loved cousin shall have the firsi cliOico
'lll Vasty., tut Phil]
have the second choice
• - "Annie•will take the retraining o
! ah r•said Vatry, "sister Eerie
was a good one; that is rather clever uti
het part."
Annie wiil only have the prayer hook!"
exciaiined Madame de Villeboys, laugh
ing aloud
The notary interrupted her jocularity.
...Madame, ' said he, which lot-do you
choose?" • :
.tTil - e two hundred thou Sand francs in
money." - 1
"Hhve you quite wade up your tnindri
"I'erfectly so "
The man of law then addressed him
self bi the good It•eiinge of the lady,
"31adaute, you are rich and Annie has
nothing. Could not -you leave •this lus t
and take the book or prayer', which the
eccentricity. of the deceased bas, placed
ott a par wirii the otitti tots ?"
-You u.u.t be joking.. yl Dubois,"
excialme- Madame de Vilieboys ; you,
tonstireally be dull ti..t to !Nee . the intett
tutu iof sister Egetie . iu all this. Our;
'honored cousin twesaw full well, that her.
book of prayer would tall tc. the 10.
Amite, who had the lai‘t c h oice."
" • "And what au you conclude from thati"l
inquired the notary.
- conclude she intended to iuti!
.irate to her :deter that repentance and
prayer were the wily help that' she had
to expect in this world."
As she finished these words, Madame
Villeboys•u ade a definite selection of
the ready money fur her share. Idonsieu'r
tatry, as way be easily imagined, se
riveted tht chateaU, furniture and jewels'
le. Ins hot.
":.loti,teet Vary." said M Duhuis'to • att. "evetr stippeae it had
been eio ut the deceased to
nuoi.i. her ni-ter, it art.uid be . noble Un
or part, +, that you-are, to
gr 6 u •-• it .11 our share to
w so •ui waiits tt '
T . l , rllr 1;4 . 1itl adviee P tay fieisr
:quo, ; "ri t e nitosiou is sit'tta
ti .11 coi , tities of 1113
si.d itabit all the more 'so
ti•lit to the
j,wel. ,:caul la . ..Ae.te, they are',retoitsis
e,,etos Vi ,;ei. ~ i ;e ought Hever to part
unit "
"Stile(' it is St'," said the notary. 'luny
poor Madziffie Annie. here is the prayed.-
bo o k that retnaius to you,"
Annio, atiernied by her Noll. a hand
•c e boy wi‘h blue eves, her aist, , ir's
oidi'rayer book. and making sou tir:
it aitt r her, she satti
•:-Hector, kiss this book which belonged
to your poor aunt, who dead. frit Who
would have loved you will. had she kng;wn
po, I . When you have learited ti, .read.
you will pray to,lleavett to wake you Wise
and- good like your fattier" was, and hap-
pier titan your unfortunate !pother
The eyes of those who were' preient
Were titled with tears. notwithstanding
their t ffurts to preserve an appearance of
The child embraced•the 00 book with
boyish fervor, and opening it afterward.
he tond: '•Oh waw►ua, what pretty
picture:: I"
' , lndeed 17 said ~ the mother, happy in
the giaduess Or her boy. i : . .
r•le' The good Virgin in a red drew
holding the intent Jesus in her arms.
But mamma, wily has silk paper been put
upon the ene►wrings?"
"So that they might cot be injured,
tuy dear '
; "But, mamma, why are there ten' silk
papers to each engraving ?"
The mother looked and uttering a sud
den shriek,, she fell into the arms of M.
Dubois, the notary, who addressed those
present, and said : •
"Leave her alone, it won't be much;
people don't die of their shocks; as for
vow, little one," addressing Hector, "give
pie that prayer•book, you will tear' the
; -
• The inheritors withdrew, tnakingiviri:
Otis, conjectures as to the cause of Annie's
sudden illness, and the ititereat which the
notary took in ; het'. month after Wards
they met Annie and her son, exceedingly
Well yet not extravagantly datssed. taking.
an airing in a barmiche This led 'thew
to wake inquiries, and;. they ascertained
that Madame Antiie• had recentliiPur•
chased -a holel for one hundred and eighty.
Alumna fianct, and that she was vying'
a fint.irat• alsesties to kw sem The
news came likfis, thunder-bolt upon them.
Madame_ de 'Villeboys and ,M de Yam .
14stened to cajt:upru,the notary to ask
for explamtions.i The
,good Dubois. was
working at his desk.
-!.‘PerLaPswe'are disturbing you ?" saic
the arrogant:old Jelly
:..No Iwo ti.r, :I was in the act of settling
;purchase, in the State funds for:Mad
ame Annie 1' ! . .
. ,
-What I"; excisimed Vatry,:"after:par
chasing, and equit.ages: has sin
still money to invest ?'" .-
i "Undoubtedly so." : l,'
' "But where did the money -come from?"
"What-I' did you
: not see ?"
"When ?"
I "WheM'she:shrieked upon seeing what
the prayer-binlk 'contained. which she
inherited "
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• "We observed nothing,"
"0I I thought you saw It," said the
sarcastic notary. : "That prayer-bonk
tained silty engraving -8, and each engrav '
hag was covered by ten Inotes of 4 thou-,
Sand francs each."
i "Good beivemal" .exclaimed Vatry,
i howler struck. ' ~ , •
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, .
"41 had only known it 1" shouted
AlSciatbe de Vi
••You had• the Choice;" added the no
tary, -and I myself urged you to take the
pray of book. but you -!Aused." •
•"13ut who Otiu:d have'expected:to find
a fortune in a breyiaryr
The two bitted'old rootists withdrew;
their hearth I , tvolien witli‘pavaionate envy.
Madame Arinie is Mill at Paris. if
you pass'thejtue Lafitte . on a fine. glimmer
evening, you will see a charmingi picture
on the first 'floor, illuminated by the pale
reflec.ion of wax candles.
A •
lad% has ju - st. joined 'the. two
fair hands,of her sun, and a fair child of
six Nears ul age, in prayer before an old
book of HieUres de Vierge, and for which
a case of gold has been made. .;
Pray for Me, child," said the mother.
''And for who else "t" inquired the child;
..For yourfather. your dear, father who
perished without knowing you.] without
being able , tO 'love von."
"Must • 1 pray 'to the saint, my ;patron?'.'
my i little friend ;. but' dO not for
get a saint who watches us fruni heaven,
and who smiles noon us frinu above the
clouds." ' •
"What id. the name of . that saint, mam
ma dear 7"
The -i.mother, then watering ;the fair
chi!ci's head with her teure, answerea,
"her name is—sister Egerie."
Dow Men go Into Battle,
How men go into battle, how they feel,
how they fire Or tight, are questions of
deep interest just now. ,An army eon
respondent says :—You have often woo
dered whether 'the wen wear their over',
Coats, knapsack, haversacks, . and carry
their blanketS, when; going into battle.
That depends upon circumstances. Some
times, when they are marching] they find
themselves. iu 'battle 'almost. before they
know it , , -I remember that on the seven -1
te4uth oflkluly, three days before the bat-1
tie of Bull Rem, some regiments of mai
army were marching' toward Mitchell's
Ford. a :tordiisii placri:jon Bull Run, when
suddenly the enemy tiled upon, them,aud
the men had to tight just as they were,
only a great many , threw down their coaJ4.,,
and blankets and haversacks, 8 , that t h.:'y'
could fight ',freely and easily.
,You. alio
wonderwhet her . the regiments, fire repo
'arty in volley's, or whether each web
loads and fires as fast as he can. That
also !depends, upon circumstances, but
uSually,' except whet) the enemy to near
at hand, the .regiments fire only at the
command of their officers.' You hearja
'drop, drop, drop, as a few of the aklr
inishers fire, followed by a rattle and roll,
which sounds' like the falling of a build
jag, just as Some of you have heard the
brick walls tumble at a great fire.. Some
times, when a body ,of the enemy's caV
airy are sweeping down upon a reginteht
to cut it to pieces, the .tuen ; form iti,ja
square, watt : the officers and musiciainrin '
the centre. J The front rank stands with'
bayonets charged, while the second rai;l:
tires as fast as it can. Sometimes they
form in four; ranks deep—the 'two frOnt
ours kneeling.with their bayonets charged,
so that it the enemy should come upon
thew, they,lwould. run againSt a picket
fenc of bayonets. i When they 'fordo ; in
this way tne other tiro ranks load . and . fire
as fast as they calf.. Then. the 'roar', is
terrific, and many a I.orse and his rider
goes .down .before the terrible storm of
inn hail.
' I '
A' sewn! master of one of the nekly.
bormg towns while On his morning tatilk,
passed by the door of a„netghttor, who
was excavating a, log for a pig's trough.
..Why," said theschool twister,. 'M
have you not furniture enough yet?"
••Yt s," said the man, "enough for my own
family, buil expect ,to board the waster
this wiittee;and alll making preparations."
Wewtake sad mistakes but there is
good news 'hived,like,wild honey in attlMge
seeks and 'sonars 'of the woad.
pleaittre, after all, isituuch affected by the
qualityi of one's cei i hbors, mien though
one may wet be on , peaking 'terms 'with
there. A pleasant 1 bright face at the
the window is sure y better than a dis
contented, cross o e ; and altiouse that
his the air of being inhabited is prefera
ble to closed shutters and unskial blinds,
eicind ve
ing e ve r y-raylof sunlight and sym
,,i - )
v!III. 'We like to see glancing„cheer
ful,! lights through, the windoWs of a - cold
night; ;or watching tihem,as etiening deep
eis; gradually; creep from 1,4 parlor' to
the upper stories of the lio4es near us.
We like; to watch tlie little children go in
and Mit- of the door, to pl'aY l or go] to
1 school- . We. : like o see a :white-robed
habyidancing up - a d down, it the win
dow in l ' its mother' arms, of. the father
1 reading Ins newspa, er th ' ere [at ivening,
or any of the s eherful impomptu home
, c
,a i mp r o mptu
glimpses, which, though we .
.fire no Paul
pry, we will assert make a pleasant neigh
borhood to those who live fot.colufort' in
stead of show. Std,,-indeett! some Mor
ning on waking, i t' is to see the blinds
down and the shutters cloSed, and know
that 'death's 1
angel,while it,' spared our
threshold, has classed that Fof our chber
rid neighbor sadto miss the , robed baby
from the window, nd sad td see ihelittle
coffin' at nightfall oroe into the house—
sad to See innocent little fa ces ptessed at
eventide against the window-pane, watch•
ing for the' "deatiapa" With has gone to
his long home. " ;! -
FAateins' Bavis.—ln tOe wide world
tnereisnomoreicuortant thing than farm=
!era' boys. They re not saiCaportant for
i what they are a for what they will be.
i i i
' 4t present-they are of little consequence
too often. But fat tners' boys always have
been, and we presume always will be, the
material out of which the übblest men are
wade.' They have health and strength;
they have bone i tad muscle; they hive
beak, and will; they have ;nerve and pa.
tie* ; they haye ambition and endu
rance; and! these are - the !materials tl at
wake,. men. No buekranis and broad
cloth.'and patentf leather and beaver fur,
andjkid gloves slid watch; seals, are the
materials, of which men are made. It
takes betteC stuff .o make a than It is'
not ?fa i t and/ flesh!, and swagger and self
copeck; nor yet emartness; nor flippancy,
nurilfappery, nor] fastness. i These make
fools, 'not Men ; not such men as the world
watit4, nor inchis it will h onor and bless.
Not long hair, inor much beard, nor a
mi . ,' nor a pipe nor a cigar, nor a quid
of obacco; nor an oath, nor 'a glass. - of
beer or brandy, or a dog land gun, nor a
puck'of caCcli, nor a vulgar book of lave
and, murder, nor a tale Of adventures, that
wake a man, or has anyt i ting to do, with
waking a wan. 1 Farmers : boys ought to
keep clear,cif allitliese idle; foolish things.
They should" be employed with nobler
objects They ihave yet tebe the men of
the clear grit—ihonest, iniellio e ent, indus
t '
trious men.
. ~,... I .) m ,
class, of over-imaginative; People who . be-
Heim in .'signs; ' agreeable and disaeree
able. — Thtrse ate a few of theni : 2 The
leaves of thn bay:tree putt under the head
weresupposedt?occasion pleasant dreams,
which never tallied tobe i-ealized. Maid•
ens in the north of England, whose feet
were impatientto tread the cllysian "fields
oflwatrimeny, used to open the Bible
at ;the book of Ruth, lay a sixpence be
tween the leav s, and place the hook.un g
der their pillocis, that they might dream'.
orthe men who be their but bands.
Whets a girl's] sweetheart Uncured her
displeasure,. a d. she wished .to punish
the scurvy fell w with bad dreams, the
angry damsel iesorted tOia singular piece
of wiichcraft. She would procure a bird's
heart., and the
twelve at nighi
a number of pi
sure to pass a
he had taken
ears glow. any
moment the clock struck
, she would pierce it with
us. Her; lover would be
estless nikht especially if
aheavy supper.: That our
-tingle Ithen anybody is
' - t
talking about us, lb a conceit tlia
come down qoui the ancients. Those
learned in occult lore `tell us that when
the left ear tingles, the I,reath of slander
is soiling our fhir fame; if the' right, some
one is speakin i a good of:us. If the right
eye itches Without a cause, tears will
shortly floir -fiont it; if this sensation is
experienCed in the other eye, 'we may ex
pect soon to laugh. If!the cheek burns,
I , '
the interpreters of omens caution us tel
beware of person'iwho 'sits on the,
glowing side. The itching of the nose
betokens the approach rf a stranger. and
if the fins ite 1 we may. hope for a kiss 1
In tlie days c f ignoranee the meeting of'
a. weasel was brlieved i to presage some
fearful efilaimty. When a Isow with a i
litier o4igs crossed the highway in sight
of a tra4 ,eller ! it was accounted a lucky
omen. I • 1
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Tt was a beautiful evening in the davit
of summer.; Two forms were
close - proximity to each other, by the win:
dow of a twelve thousand dollar bOrise--:;
heavily mortgaged—in the upper part of
the city. The band of the one re:4W
lovingly on the hand of the other, and
the arm of ths,one described a semi - cireld
around the waist of the. other. It is hardly
necessary to say that they were lovers;
and that this was as far as the young mad
could go in geometry. There was no
light in the room, but there was no occa. ,
sion for any, with her taper waist and
sparkling eyes, and his flaming words.
this is a specimen of their small talk:
"Dearest Flora, tell me, oh, tell mei
what can I do to make Me morewortby
of 'your love ! Bid me undertake any
mission you please, and I will obey. Aye,
even though it be—to out my hair shore
—sacrifice my monstache , —wear large
boots, or work for my living—speak, pot►
may command me!"
..."Oh, Charles! calm yourself. Do hoi
speak in this terrible strain 1 You make
me shudder. .No Charles, I love you for
yourself aldne. j Then placing bet hand
gently upon hi brow, she murmured ; -.
' , soft, my love, speak soft, my own, and
tell me do you love me now as much as
ever, and will I ever be the same, to yeti
as I am now ? 4 i
"Ifear•ah me swear !" dropping uport
' his knees for the first time in his life, but
suddenly rising with a troubled 'express
sibn of countenance, as something pat
him in mind of the tightness of his netht
er apparel.
"Oh, Flora, there is not ai coat that
adorns my tailor's window on Broadway '
that has so high a place in my aflectiowt
as yourself You are to me What slan
der and gossip are to church members, or
funerals to married women—my life,
ambition, my hope, my all ! A few daytt
more add we shall be united forever.
can scarcely realize my happiness. • _
The fair one blushed and nestled &mist
to the,vest pattern of the happy youth,
So we leave them.
It was a dark and gloomy night, .two
days before the time appointed for the
nuptial ceremonies of the young
Charles bent his way, full of hope and
supper, to the mansion 'of his beloved:
He rang the hell and was ushered into
the parlor. Flora was not there, and af ,
ter waiting a few moments, be resolved to
descend the stairs to the dining room ;
ostensibly, to seek her, but most probably
with visions of spoons dancing through
his ever teeming brain. With stealthy
steps he''• approached the door add slid
denly. opaned it, when there'burst tiporl
his astonished gaze a sight that froze the'
blood within his veins.
Upon the dining-roona table lay many
dishes and other crockery. ,Before•it~
with disheveled hair and tucked•up gown,
stood Flora, a huge carving-knife in het
hand, 'which she was in the act of plung
ing init.—a pan of hot Water.
She bad been caught in the act of doing
house-work ! With one loud shr;ek sho
fell to the floor, while her distracted and
bewildered liver rushed from the house:,
ft is needless to add that of course, tho
engagement, 'along with several brittle
cups, was brolien on the spot..: Thus Were
lam fond and doating hearti irrevocably
.eparated !
If my story, dear reader, will be tbd
mesas of persuading ode young woman,
never, under any circumstances, to do any •
work about the house, but always
, to-lep
her mother and other servants do nt, my
object is more than accomplished. 'Yard=
well I 1 I
An aristocratic church in New Yorit id
in trouble. A mechanic bought a thous.
and' dollar pew right in among the white
kid-glove people and the presence of him
and his family is a great annoyance to
those surrounding Mtn. wbo no doubb
nearly faint with a mechanic in anon :
close proximity. A suit at law had beep
entered against the plebian pew-holder to
cust him. 1 •
HEATEN,--A lind :tidy wtts talkinct
about heaven to a poor little colored girl
who had been a slave.
"What do you suppose you shall do
When you sit there asked the lady
"Get_olose up to God, so that they can't
whip me t ', replied the ehild.
A SAD _FATE.—Myra Parmenter, a
young girl of thirteen, fell into the water.
near New Haven, a - few days ago, awl
was drowned while engaged in the lu!.i
ing work of pulling: flowers to decorate)
her father's grave.
"Yon have been to Canton, haven't your
Jack ?"---"Ob, yea."—"Well, .can
speak China?" - -"Yea, little—that , is, I;
speak broken China!"
A girl vacantly stole a pair of glovers,
giving as a reason. Allot she, only, yrente4
to keep her band 113'4?
The Broken Engagemeht.