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    . VOLUME XVIII. - NUMBER 30,
THE
POTTER JOURNAL,
BY
M. W. XrALARXET, Proprietor.
Crß"lHvoted U> the caue of Reimbliea isn. t* e:n
tr -at*of A .trio Hurt-. .ue adtr.>ueeine t <>f Exlucatio ..
to 4 the •>: *ocl >'. Potter c■•nntj . own ng
•xeept ihnt of PHneip'e, it w'Cl endeavor t- nJ in tLx.
%erk of more fuilv Freedomir.iu)r our Country.
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except where epecit bargains .re ni.ole, A '-qua t
It 10 lin-a of Br- vier or 8o! N'np*- eil IVj-ee :
1 qmre, 1 in*<-rtion ..... -? 1 - '•'>
1 •qutre,2 or 3 inae-Vioiitf -
Kaf-h • üb-trqueßl ineertio tese Ihnii IS *'
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Bu ii fee Canie. 1 >er S O0
Adminietrator'e o Exec .lor* Not'ce* 000
Bpec.nl a-i-i K-iiiorial XotiC.s j>er lit e 20
All transient advertieemente mn-t le paid in
Adranee.and no notice w. I betak-.-n of iviveti rmen>
frotn a diatance, n ,'e-s they a e accoinitaitied bj the
taioney or •tif:v.:t<iry reference.
■3" Job Work, of all kin executed with r.eatncs?
fend deapatch. i
BUSINESS NOTICES.
Free and Aecepicd Ancient York .Uasonx
IJSULALIA LODiiE. No. 34: F A.M. .Stated
j Mee in>£- on the :i .n i 4 '* e - ay- v.o
mouth. Hall, in the 3d Story oft:,- <' mated B!->ck.
D.C.LiBiBKS.Sec. \VM SHEAR, *'. M.
O. T. ELLIKU.Y M. IE.
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN'. Con J export, Fa
reaoecifully ■ nf-rtn.? t ,e cit -zei ot l-'ie and
Vi<nity that he will promptly raapond to allheal!" for
profreeinn il ei vices. Offi -on First street, first d> or
nt of hia residenc -. 17-40
JOHN S. tIAW.
ATTORNEY AN 1) COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Coudefsport, I' wl. .it e;,d ilie xeral Veiurtf
la Patter and CsmerM Nnoilea. AU bumi ■ m
treated to his c ire xx- i receive ptompi atteutiou
Office on Man. street, in rc-iiit-n.-c.
•LUSTED ami LARKABEK.
VTTOItNEYS AT LAW, Couleiport. Pen a" a
Wilt atus.id to all t>usi:ies entrusted to their
care with prompt:.ees and ii ;■ ! ly. ~V 11 a-o attend
tbvmveral courts in the dj 4ni te eoautl**, ottin
;■ the aei-o d st. rey <f the Olmsted book.
istu IBSiOI,
ATTORNKY-AT LAW, (hinder port, Fft. will
attend to all tadnai ei.trusted to him itfc can
and promptness. AtVodiCuoits <>t adjoiaiaceoua j
ti H . Office on S-c • datn (A ega j
E. W. UN OX.
Attorney and counsellor at la w
Cou-lersport, Pa., xv 11 atteud the Uouits tn Pot
'•r and the adjo at count <-s.
r. S* RITTEK, n. !>..
PHYSICIAN and Sureem would rvapeei fully In
form the ciii -ns of Coodvrsport &ad % c ' it.,
that he hat oprne-i m Offi e -ti the Coode'epwrt
Hotal, and wilt be rr idy at ad ( art to make pro
feaai'-nal ealU. He is regula
Madical Co lege of 1860.
ELLISON A TiiO'll'SOV.
DEALERS in Drupj, Medicines, Paints, Oi.v
Va-nis'.es, LMhd *■ d Kincx a. i>c,e, Book- <>l
Oil kind# —School and tlis#.-ii.iiK-slis gtßrxr.'-n ,1 As.
At. la lCannfaga -L ay Store. m-1 Ci.
MILLER & MeALAKNEY,
VTTOR SEYS-AT I.AW, 11 arm-nr kg, Penna,-
Agent-* for the Collection of Claims -'
Lotted.-tales and -tateover>.iment-,-o .as I'ensio- s.
Bsuo.y, Arrears of Paj',Ar-Ad .ress E'■ : - ri
w i.xtuti, j. c. a ALAKset
M. \Y. MrALARNEY,
EE AL ESTATE a d INSUR •- NOE AOUNT -
i Land 80-tgrht an i S rtd, 1 axoa p lid aud 1 itles
iaveetigted. 1. sures j.r >p- ly azain-t lite in in- 1 •
aampaine" in the C ■ • 1 Persons ana
dents in the Travelers It sur.in-e C >mj any of liart-
Phrd. Bmdnem transact I proraytly 17-w
P. A. NTEBBINN A ..
MERCHANT'S— Dealers in Iry Cools, Fan-;-
Goods, Groceries.l'rovis on-,Flour,Feed,Poi k.
ano everytht; g uu > k<yt iu a -od coui.try st ue
Produce honeht *nd e id I •
(. 11. SIMHONS.
Merchant -WELLsviLLK N T. WV V
sale aud Retail Dealer n Dry Goo is, Fancy and
Staple Co >l Clot es D • s.Oro
Kteur. K-e-i. C.
f lIARLIA S. JUNES.
MERCHANT— Dealers in Dr .z- 55 •<! c nee,faints.
Oils. Fan-y Articles, S ationery, Dry Goods,
Gr<>eerie. fcc.. Main ■- i 'r-et. < .mdetaport, Pa
I>. L OLMSTED.
MERCHANT —Dealer in Dry G >ds Rea<ly-made
CI thing, Crockery, Grocer es. F'i-ur. Feed,
Tori. Provisions, Mii i str -?t, C-a rspo t.Pa
COLLIYS SMITH.
MBKCH ANT—Dealer iu I) y Goo Is. Groceries
Provisions, llardwa'e. Quee # are, Cutlery,
and all Goo-Is usually f<drt iin a oonntry store. n'Gl
ii. j. •uivb,
HARDWARE Merci.ant. a d r- -er : r ?
Tin and d .tret Ir - -re M., - et . 1 ■ idet
• port. Pen 'a. Tii a -i 8 e : Iron Ware ni ids t.
rJsr. it go-*! s'yl -. on 'i rt n >: e.
Ml BERSPORT iIuUT
HC.YEIIM ILY EA.r -irr.tii.itt. C.-r,.er ci" M ,
. and 4-oinditreett C • -d- eport.Potter Co Pa.
A Ltery Stt>!e is also kept in eon eetion with this
Hetel. Da-N S .•
Potter Journal Job-DUhe.
HAVING late'v ad-'ed a file new assortment of
JOB TYPE'toonr I'r-a'y lar.-e a-eortment
we are now pre! r-- -1 t<. d-> all in is of xi.. * t.x_ y
end with t-wteand seamaas. Orfc t* :
LYMAN HOUSE.
Lewisville, Potter county. Pennsylvania.
BI'KTGN LEVIN. Proprietor. JI • c
taken this excellent Hotel, tne proprteAor wiabe*
• make the anquai la trsvt - ;
eels confid-nt o ipv i>c saLsf-xction to a., wh may
all on him.— Feb 12. G5 tf __
WORK
' Monuments and Tomb-Stones
Imß' of ail k nds. will 1* furnished on reasooa
tiKjOr< blc terms and short notic- by
Sp9>. A'. Ilretmle.
Reaidenfte : Fin -.' "l . mil < muib of
kCou ]•■ rsjs- rt. Pa . .-ii t— S .-..-in t • n.'
Roiid, or leave your or ler- at ihe Po-t < ufo— f.-6's'
DAN BAKER.
T]>ENSION. B )UvTV and WAR <1 AIM AGFNCV
J* Peoaioas proeiir 1f >r 6oiiiers of tie f resent
War who are dieabled by reason of wonnda received
or disease contracted while in the eerv ceoftbk United
Htates ; and pxis!(ns, lexti ■t y, and a: re . s -if [ay o's
taiuei for w.dow* or heirs tu->se xx ho have died or
-been kilted wniie in seivce. Ail rite-rs of inqo-ry
promptly ans were an Jon receipt by tn.iil o f a slate
ment of the ct of claiinanL, I xv.il forward tba ne
cessary papers fcr their sdr i mire F-e- In Peti-io
cases as fixed by law. Refers to Ha r . I-n ■ P,-:%on.
A G Olmsted," John S. Mann, a IF W K
DAN BAKER,
JnneS 64 Claim Age: : C . - t. Pa.
Itch! Itch! Itch!
SCRATCH! SCRATCH! SCRATCH!
WH EATOVS Ol\T>l EAT,
Will Cure the Itch in 4S Ilonr* !
Also c ires SALT RIIHIUM, I L* F.IJ-, t
BLAINS end all ERUPTION- OF THE SKIN
Price 50 c-nts Fir-rile ' x - i'i.-j - P.x s ..J iu
60 ceats to WEEKS V PAITER. S .'e Ave J. 170
Washiiizto i street. Boston, it v. 11 i ■ foevx ar ed by
at ail, free f post xz-*,t iiy p ir: oi ...t Uai:ci States.
Hci I,*p notice wy lyr.
LATENT STYLE.
I saw a lady t'other day,
Trip past my office door,
Bedecked wa?- she in latett style
One never ut before.
Her hat was jnst a little mite,
(1 thii.k they called it May Queen.) j
A ribbon bow, a puff of lace,
H bile rose-buus peeped between.
A little sacque " jrht inches lour,
Ju>t reached her waspy waist,
'Twaa very small, but who would dare
To say the la Jy laced 1
Her silken robe all flounced and trimmed,
bought contact with the ground,
And she to show the skirt beneath,
•• Festooned" it all atound 1
Thai snowy skirl all 6triped wiili black,
I saw it in a trice ;
And then her dainty feet.
Slipped out and in so nice '
Her lonU were small and tapered down
From her garter's crimson loops;
Now do not stare for she had on
The famous ' tilting hoops!"
And then her head was such a s'ght;
S.ich* coils of golden br <wn ;
tVh le he'-i and there a li r t!e cirl
Came*fluttering, flickering down !
The front was darker just a shade,
But then 't was tortured iu
Ten thou-and little crimpy waves 4
With "Evans' paicut pin."
Her swinging skirts, her tossing head,
Her general haughty air,
Just made nie drop my scribbling pen,
And wondering, sit and stare !
And now voung men who've leil in love,
Don't rr.airy her, for how-
Would such a* creature ever make
A patient, faithful -Trow "
NEW YEAR'S AT LEIGII HOESE.
It was Xcw Year's day, and Mr. James
Leigh Lad consented to his house being
made a rendezvous for all his pretty daugh
ter's frienus, on that evening.— There had
oeen no morning receptions, but invitations
were out for a large social meeting in the
evening, and tn<re than one pretty face
had its Liu-lies deepened bv the thought of
some social partner with whom to dance at
Anna Leigh's New Y ear's party. It had
been a custom of Nlr. Leigh's si-ter for
many years to have this annual gathering
and pretty motherless Anna had been al
lowed to come down in her simple white
orees and partake ofthe festivities,although
not "out;"' but this year tiie young girl was
to take her place as the hosie-s, having
been regulary tmroluced into society a few
months previons'y.
The little flutter of expectation that
girls, heart whole and free, experience be
fore a party, bad given place with Anna
. to the deep calm happiness of loving where
she had won the pure devotion of a noble
upright heart in return. From a child,
Harold Le-ii" ha 1 been her favorite com
panion and friend, and when he came to
j iier to plead for the sweetest title man wins
frotn wo nan,she put no mask over face or
heart, but let him read the love in her
: voice and eyes. It was a match that suit
ed all; Mr. Leslie was wealthy, well born,
and gentlemaniv: sweet Anna Leigh was
ttie only child of a millionaire, a lady in
position, education, and birth. So the
. cour-e of true love ran very smooth, and
as Anna pinned to her dress the bouquet
sent that morning, she had no thought of
any jar in the smooth current of her happy
life. Before another New Y ear dawned
she hoped to be a happy beloved wife, dis
pensing the hospitalities of her husband's
{ house.
The large parlors were tilled at an early
hour by the invited guests, and as Mrs
Morton and Anna greeted one after another
of their friemlsf the elder lady had scarcely
time k> note a missing link in the chain.
But the eyes of love, watching for one face,
. will never f.>rget to note its loss, though the
i whole world besides crowded round. The
hours passed heavily to the young hostess,
fur in the brilliant throng there was not
one voice that coul 1 make the music her
liervrt coveted. Where was he? In ihe
morning he had culled, his bright, manly
self, full of life aid vigor. It seemed im
possible t. believe that any ill had befallen
1 him in those few short hours, yet equally
impossible to think anything hut an im
perative necessity coulxl have kept hiin
from ber side.
"Father!"
It was lute in the evening when the word
fell, in pleading accents, upon James Leigh's
ear. He Im l withdrawn a little from bis
| guest* and stood looking over the room
with a gloomy brow and firmly-set hps.
-Well, Anna?"
"What was it Mr. H tinier said, just now,
: about Norris Ire-lie. Hurry is not here!"
The lat sentence whispered low, as if the
r utterance choked her. "I'd teli you to-inor
row. Go dance now, chi'd; and see here,
Anna, don't be t k> stitf to voung Marfchain;
he comes of good stock. No swindlers in
® | his family, I'll be bound."
"Father, what is it ? Tell me now.
Come, we are not wanted. Come into the
i library."
"To-morrow, child, to morrow "
"Now. 0 father, come now."
The white face, imploring eves, and the
suppressed agony in thexoiee were more than
f tbe ioving father could resist. Re!uctant ! v
he yielded to the hand that led him from
; ( the room, but before the library was gaiued
BebolcJ to tne principles of Jrqe £Rii)ooTaotL anJ ti?e lJtgschi.npt.op of fifot-qiittj,
COJDSHSPOAT, POTTER COUNTY, FA., TUESDAY JANUARY 19. 1867.
'bis arm was wound found the young gin si
i waist, to keep the trembling,shivering figure
| front falling.
"Is Harry dead ?" sue said as be closed i
; the door.
"Dead! no! Better if be were!"
"No, no, father; you cannot have such
desperate news as that for ine.
"Anna, you must tear him from T
heart, blot him from your life. Norris
Leslie absconded to day with the funds of
: the bank of which he is president—be is a
swindler."
"Hut, father, IlarroM!"
"His son accompanied him."
She dropped at his feel as if the sentence
had shot her dead.
"It is a prettv mess, altogether" mut
tered the merchant, as he lifted the little
figure in his arms, and carried it to a sofa,
"and my little pet will be the worst suifuer.
I'd like" to have them for one hour," and
■ lie ground his teeth together "Now, it I
call folks in, this will be all over town to
i morrow, and I won't have Annas name,
: bandied about in this connection. Fortun
' atelv the engagement is not much known.
Anna! darling I Anna!'"
But there was no answer to his loving
call As pale a* death the girl ly uncon
scious of her father's voice and loving
caress. Crushing the bright dress and
flowers she bad put on with such dainty
care to please the eyes of him she loved,
she lav col 1 and insensible iike a crushed
lilly.
"Anna! Speak to me, pet," pleaded
her father. "I mu-t call Kate. Confound
the fel ow."'
And Mr. Leigh strode otf to the parlor
again, to find his sister. Of course she
had to he hunted up, as people wanted in
a hurry always do, but he found her at
last, and, taking her place, sent h<-r, with a
whimpered caution of quiet, to the library.
Utterly ignorant of any came for the
illness, the good ladv was bewildered to
find her niece in a fainting fit on the sofa,
as unlike the gay pretty little belie o r " an
hour previous as it is possible to imagine
• Her woman'y skill and tenderness soon
• put the proper remedies to work, and when
the father returne i a short time later, he
fouud Anna conscious, but evidently un
able to face her guests again that evening.
"I'll carrv her up stair*, Kate," he said
; and you must make the best excuse yon
, can."
"But what is the matter ?" inquired the
: bewildered lady.
"To morrow—l'll tell you to-mOrfow.
. Go back now, an ! make the be?t story you
5 can. If she don't know herself she can't
' tell anybody else," he muttered, as his
. sister k-fi the room. "Come* birdie, put
your arms around my neck, and I'll carry
> yo ; to your room."
; She clung to him fondly. This was a
- love she could confide in, pure, true, un
' shaken from her infancy. Her little fig
■ tire nestled into his strong arms, a he
, lifted her from the sofa, and her head sank
dowii wearily vet trustingly upon the
i broad sholuder that never yet turned away
} from its pressure.
I "Yes" he said, as he put her on her
i bed, and sat down U s;de her, "yes, pet. I
f see what your eyes are asking me, and I
• w ill tell "ou a!l I know. Better tell you
i than have you in a brain fever with con
- jecture. You see they ca'cu'ated to have
s a twenty four hours start, as this is a lioii
dav, hut there was some suspicion roused
i" bv Mr. Leslie's proceedings yesterday, an I
to day some of the directors went to the
r bank, too late la prevent, but in time to
' discover the alnjurtion. They went at
. once to the house. The old gentleman
, left earlv in the morning; Harrold at noon.
- It is a bad business! If it was only a tnoti
; ev loss, pet, I would nor play the steri
. father to your love, but disgrace Ins never
l touched our name."
r "And shall not, through me! It will he
i a hard fight, father, but I will live it
r down "
"That's my brave girl! Shall" —-and tße
i loving voice sank to a whisper —"shall 1
•' say a prayer tor my child to-night
"IK-re—now—papa."
i And while the echo of the band playing
a Strauss waltz came floating up the broa l
staircase, and the faint sound of moving
1 feet and merry voices mingted with the
s music, in the room alove the father prayed
s thai the toting gir'. for whose p ensure the
i gavety had been might hue
>. strength to be:T* the sorrow that evening
had brought to her happy life.
Kanv of the guests had departed be
fore the host entered the drawing-room
e again, and soon the quiet of the bouSe was
unbroken, save by the stealthy feet of the
, servants, as thev made ad fast before reiir
; itfg. In the cold gray light of the early
ii winter morning, alone in her reoirr Anna
Leigh looked upon her dead port rrnd her
". frrtirre. She was a very fairy in fitce an 1
e form, this little heroine of mine; was sma'l,
graceful, and wonderfully pretf. Hei
deep blue eyes were chiidhke in their frank
innocence, and round her shoulders clusters
e of sunny curls fell like a shower of golden
n threads. From her babyhood she hid
y known no grief. Her mother had died be
ll tßre -he had learned to lisp her name, and
i hoi father's w,Jowd sister had filled her
I place from the hour of her death. Loving
! her tall magnificent father with an almost
worshipping love, Anna had been repaid
by the tettderest, most caressing affection
ever besto.wed upon a child. Surrounded
bv the purest Christian influences, her re
-1; * ion had been oue of the beauties of ber
life, gilding and refining all else. Then
the Toe that had grown so unconsciously
in her heart was almost a childish passion
so long ago seemed its commencement.
As she s;tt in the low arm-chair before
■ the fire, on that cold morning, she let her
thoughts dwell upon Harrold as she be
lieved him to lie. The tall, manly figure,
the frank, open face, the voice, ringingand
cheerful; not one memory was there of an
act or word that was not open and frank as
the sunshine. Harold Lesiie a swindler!
It was verv hard to realize, and the mote
memory painted of his life, the more clear
ly she con trad icte 1 the supposition.
"It is false!" she said at last, in her
heart. "He is noble, good and true, and
lie will vet prove himself so. I cannot
grieve father by any violent assertion of
what I believe, but I will wait! I am yours,
Harrv. vours onlv. My promi-e was not
made for a day or a week, l>ul for life, and
if you never come o C'&itn it. I will die,
true to mv first, only love " She pressed
her iij>s to tlie diamond circlet upon her
finger, and in her heart pledged herself to
keep her betrothal vow.
Mr. Leigh looked anxiotf!y at the little
face, as Anna came in to breakfast, but
she gave him a brave sweet smile, and he
was sati-fied.
"I never dreamed the little witch had
30 much pride," he s i I to his sister.
"She's a true Leigh," was the proud an
swer.
And Anna only smiled, thinking the
day would come w hen she might confess
that more than pride sustained her. it
was a sore struggle at fir-t for Anna Leigh
to enter again into society soon enough to
prevent to her withdrawal.
Her engagement was so recent that no cer
tain tidings of it were afl uit. ami the New
Y"ears' party, planned that the loving father
might introduce his intended son-in-law
to his friends, had passed without any sus
picion b°:ng aroused of the failure of it?
main object. The days crept weafily tc
the girl's darkene i life. In vain sht
brought pride, religion and duty to bear
cpon her heart; there was still ever present
the bitter, wearing sense of loneliness and
pain. She loved he" father fondly; she
iwed ber aunt, bat she ha l given to Har
old a deeper, stronger love than either, and
- ber heart cried out against the cruel Sep
eration an 1 the clou I upon his name.
Could she have thought him the unworthy
nnff tire public voice proclaimed hiin to
be. she had pride enough to hive tin i-*t
his love from her heart, even if she broke
it with the rupture, but be- faith was no!
yet shaken. There was some mystery yet
! to be explained; he had been fofce l, jn-r
haps to join his father, implic tted innocent
ly. She knew nothing of business arrange
ments, but she was sure he would return
yet, unspoiled, and prove his innocence.
Near'v a year had passe 1, an 1 no nevfs
had been obtaine lof the defaulters The
bank was closed, and the directors trying
to meet some of the claims upon them.
Execrations against the name of the presi
dent had gone up from merchants crippled
or ruined, from widows and orphans beg
gared, front oel men and women who had
been years toiling for the sums invested,
trom sufferers and sympathizers, till Anna's
heart would cower and shrink, a- if from ?
blow, whenever the name feb upon he;
ears. Yet in her heart she gave the lit
to every woid that touched her lover's goo J
name.
~ Su'rimer wrts over, and fall Lto'ughi tin
Leighs from Newport to Leigh House.theii
city home. It was an old fashioned bome
ftte id. built during the Revolution, before
the city was more than a village, and, in
. spite • J modern improvements an ! additions
[ it retained it.s old title still. Anna's face
hal changed in these months of suspense
and trial. From acaieless thiol she bad
r liecome a thoughtful woman, bearing a so
t cret sorrow bidden from every eve. The
, laughing eyes of old were now earnest and
. graxe; the smiling iips finner, the laca les?
t mobile, yet sweet and winning in its ex
, pression of dignity. A tiny woman, but
, winsome and lovtly iu her dignified grace
Leon Markham worshipped her It i:
not too i-lr ng a word to paint the passion
- ate adoration lie poured forth at her feet
i He bad guessed something on that New
s Year's niglrt, when he missed her from tb<
i room, but ber reappearance a few days later
- her gentie loveliness all unchanged, wit|
on y a dignity that might be the throwing
7 aside of childishness, completely deceiving
r him. He had none of the claim of child
1 hood's acquaintance, for he had come fiorr
i, a New Englan 1 home to Anna's rrativi
t city but a few years before. There wa
v everything to'favor fartrn. His ptticti air
?.'family were gx>d, he wa- wealthy nc
i talented, so without much feat he went t<
1 James Leigh for permission to address Id
- daughter.
1 The father was de ighted. Here was J
r chance to b'.ot out entirety the memory o
the prior engagement, if-—if —his thoughts
halted over that if Anna's demeanor was
not that of one who had forgotten. Yet
lie was sincere w hen he bade Lou Mark
ham go -d speed in his wooing,
I wish I could paint far you this young
• New England gentleman, who loved Anna
Leigh. He was handsome, yet it w s noi
• mere outline of feature that made his face
so winning. There was a charm in the
earnest expression of his full dark eyes, a
■ feeding of security in the play of the beau
. tiful mouth, a beauty of expression thai
made trust cling instinctively to this man
wherever-he went. He was that rare!}
i perfect combination, a Christian gentle
man.
Seeing these two in the highest attri
butes of their hearts, you can picture the
torture of that interview when Leon be
sought Anna to be his wife. She admired,
resj>ected, trusted him, but there was no
. love in her heart for any but Harold.
Noting the agony on his face she told
him she could give him only friendship, her
j* womanly pity was roused, and with the
quick intuition of one noble heart reading
. another, she threw herself upon his geti
i erosity, and showed him her heart.
"The whole world believes him nn-
I wothy," she said, in canc'udon, "arm I have
- never, even to my father, sjx>ken his name
> since the fatal New Year's night, but I
can be the wife of no man but HaroiJ Les
i lie."'
t "If your faith is shaken ?" he questioned.
? "If he proves unworthy, my love may
die. I cannot tell, for I cannot believe
i him what the world says he is."
There was a moment of silence, so deep
- that even the breathing of the two dis
turbed it. Then he rose from his seat an 1
e stool before her
s "I thank ycfu for vour confi lence," be
, said, in low, tender tones. "an I from rnv
heart I pray that your faith may prove
0 tru £' * ,
She rose too, a° lie spoke, arid placed
, her little hands ifi his. Twice she tried to
v sjeak but the words died on her lips. It
had lx*en an hour of intense menial pain,
and she was delicately organized and felt
such keenly.
s "1 am your friend V lie asked;
"My brother," she said softly.
"So be if. Remember, if I can serve
' you, my life is at the ca I of tnv little sis
t ter," and lie Ix-nt over her and kissed the
j sunny hiir rippling from her low broad
e forehead, and so left her, comforted apd
sooibed. to car*y away his own agonv,
j and fight dovtrt the bitterest torture of his
life. Said I not truly this was a Christain
gentleman?
v Three years glided away, and Leon Mark
;f ham had visited in the O! 1 World where
, •mirist* t. linger. His home had
grown insup]>cfrtable when the hope that
pj had made his love-life beautiful was wres
, ted from him. and he had wandered away
in quest of change and excitement. It
was early winter, and he was in Ita'v,when
wandering one day through the streets o(
u Rome, he met what seemed to liitn the
shadow of Harold Le-iie. There was a
ir?oineDt' a pause, then hand grasped hand
3 in cordial pressure.
e "You are ilii"' was Leon's first ques
rr .*
- uon.
!' "I have been, may be again. I hope
so," was the desponding answer. 'How
long yo'u left the States?"
\ "Nearly tliree years."
"Do you hear often
"Never, scarcely. I have no corres
s pondent."
a "Then you—my father? I did not know
but" —
"What! I am your friend, Harold'
"Mv father died, you know, in Florence
three months ago, of malarious fever. 1
e had nei*er found him, in all years
ir but, he saw my name on a ]i-t of Wirivab
tliere and sent for ine.— It is a long story.
e Leon." There was something almost piti
n ful in the pleading eyes he rai.->ed to hb
f' r'rr< r- face.
e "Come to my room, and tell me a!!.'
" said Leon. "It is no idle curiosity prompts
me."
It was but a short walk, and when once
e the tale was commenced Harold poured h
d forth in terse, hurried words.
• He ha l found upon his table, on that
fata! New Year's day, a note from his fathei
lt bidding him farewell, and hinting at his
crime. At once he had followed him, hut
is was too late to catch the European steamei
1 from New York. Waiting until the next
t he had tried for three years to find Norri
*>' Leslie, and the last year published hi*
ie narrfe wlierevef he went, hoping it might
r, catch his eyes. The one aim and
|i hope of Lis hfe hid been to persuade hi
g father to restore the ill-gotten wealth, an
g cliar his name. At Florence he was sum
1- moned to Norris Leslie's death-l*d, an<
ri gained his point. A>l that was loft of the
■e money so fraudulently obtained was sen'
is in trnsty nan is to America; but, unknown
d to bis t,, his father had also tr.vnonitte.
d a letter, clearing the young man's nairn
:o frreir all blame, staling his course, and amp
i- !y exonerating him from any share in th<
swindle, or knowledge of its coitempla
a tion.
>f' It was a long, sad story.
TERMS.- $1.50 FER AKNUft
"I never knew of the letter tUI I saw it
published in the GozelU," said Har
ohl. u Mv father is buried in
der his own name, lib assumed on * was
only dropping the fhrtoame, and it is re
corded on the hotel register its Norr.s.
'But what are are \ou doing?"
"Faintihg portraits Teft poc* daubs
too. I fear, but 1 manage to live
•You will return, now, to your home!"
"Never! I—iu1 —iu fact, Leon, you ckn/t
know all."
"But I know this," he answered, firmly,'
though the words seemed to bum his lij#:
"Anna Leigh trusted you through all/
and loves you still "
•'Leon! You would not deceive me J "
"I had it from her own lip.'
There was a New Year's party at Leigh
House a few weeks after the above conver
sation. It was the fir-t one given Ptttte
the night when Norris Leslie ran away
from his native ci'y, to die in Florence.
Anna Leigh was a graceful, pretty IK#-
toss, and light l as com* to her eyes, the
•nring to her step,for beside u p r stands the
• tall manly figure of one who has cotnd
home to live down his fathei's shame, in
his own upright life. Leon Markhain is
there too, and if his heart bleeds yet front
bs old wounds, he gives no Sign do his
"little sister,"' as she raies her grateful
glance to his face, and thanks him for thd
crowning blessing of her life.
3 O
JosSi BiStrnsrs onOnU.
Josh Billings says of owls: —
: Burds is God's choristers.
Tew the lion he gave majesty; lew (hd
> elephant, strength; tew the f-x, cunning?
- and tew the tiger, deceit. But tew th*
1 bun's, his pets, he gave buty and song.
And none so blest as the owl.
1 The owl is a game bufd; he can whip
f anvthing that wears feathers—after dark;
e He is aw ise bur l, and h<ots at
things, lie is a sollemn bora. a cfoMl be
-1 tween a justice of the peace aud a country
0 supervisor.
t He is a stiff burd, and sits as stiff an ar*
i, exclamation point.
t He is a luxurious burl, and feel* or*
spring chickens.
He i a long-lived hur l, and never waa
know n to take death natraliy.
e He is a hardy burd, aud grows tuff of
i- bileing.
e He is an honest burd, and alwuz sbjwtf
d an opei. countenance.
1 He is a prompt burl, and sati-fizi at
% on-t his outstanding bill.
s He is a comfortable burd, and alwu2
a sleeps in feathers.
He is an attentive burd, and dutia' the
- day can alwuz be found in.
e He is a festive burd,- 3dJ don't come
1 home till morning.
t Thus the ow l i; a mistaken emblem of
- solitude and sadness, if we dig into bis nv'
v tore closely.is emphatically one of the boys,-
t aud belongs to the club.
.f "That Baby."
0 The editor of the Attica LeJger has got
1 a bran new baby, hear him?
"THAT BABY.—We have So many kind
friends asking about ihat baby, that we
have thought it necessary to biograph the
e chap briefly, and semew hat after the current
v stvle of the day.
It's a hoy.
lie's a "buster."
Weighs nin* l pounds and a quarter, anJ
ol 1 women tell us that he will grow heavi
er as his weight increases.
, v lle'< the first baby of which we have ev
er been proprietor, and of course is the only
" bahv in town.
v 1 The old worrr-n before mentioned declare
] him "the very image of his pa."
s "A little copy of his faithful sire
Is! 11 face and gesture."—
hut in j istice to tlie youth, we nrnrtt av
we tliink him an improvement on the ong-
ina!—a world of progress, you know.
This Young America is as old as cou! V
" be ex;>ected, considering the time he was
born, and will doubt! ss be too old for his
father in a few years, if he has good luck/
e He ; quite reticent on politics, aud on y
y want*; to be let alone.
Vv'e think he f o'ors Mrs. Window's poi
it icy.
ir We haven't named him yet We want
s to give him a distinguished cognomen but
it the fame of our great men is ax present
> r precarious that we don't like the risk,
t. It is jer!iaps unnecessary to say, m si?
i> biographers do of distinguished
js that "the subject of this sketch" was bortr
,t at a very early age, of poor but respfeJUr
d ble parents."
1 SOME P.KK fellow who has been jßtedf
i. we should judge, and biought to gri-f b
] some fa r one, thus revenges his wrongs?
e "Eve did not know as mtrch as ber daugh
it ters of the present day. Had they bee if
n in her place, instead of being deceived the/
J would have deceived the devil."
IP)
>- HEARING a physician remark rhals small
io blow would break the nose, a runic ex-'
i- claimed: "Well, Idunnoabout thaf/ I've*
blowed mv nose a great number of times/
'an 1 I've never broke it yet."